34 episodes

Disney Hacks by Miles to Memories is your place to find more Disney for less money. On this podcast we discuss Walt Disney World and Disneyland trip planning, keep up with the latest news and info you need to know plus share the nerdier side of Disney. Think saving time & money on Disney in a fun and sometimes geeky way!

Shawn Coomer and the MtM team have learned how to maximize travel loyalty programs and have used that knowledge to feed their love of Disney. Disney Hacks is about not only planning your Disneyland and Walt Disney World vacation, but it is also about learning how to have a good time, how to impress your friends with useless knowledge of Disney and most importantly how to have fun while in the parks.

Shawn has been to every Disney park in the world multiple times and not only has knowledge of Disney in the U.S. but also of the parks, rides and unique aspects of every Disney resort around the world. This is a Disney podcast unlike any you have listened to. Enjoy!

If you like the Disney Hacks Podcast then make sure to check out the Miles to Memoires podcast (miles, points & travel) and our MtM Vegas podcast. Just search "Miles to Memories" in your favorite podcast app!

Disney Hacks by MtM - Disneyland, Walt Disney World & Beyond‪!‬ Disney Hacks by Miles to Memories | Shawn Coomer

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 11 Ratings

Disney Hacks by Miles to Memories is your place to find more Disney for less money. On this podcast we discuss Walt Disney World and Disneyland trip planning, keep up with the latest news and info you need to know plus share the nerdier side of Disney. Think saving time & money on Disney in a fun and sometimes geeky way!

Shawn Coomer and the MtM team have learned how to maximize travel loyalty programs and have used that knowledge to feed their love of Disney. Disney Hacks is about not only planning your Disneyland and Walt Disney World vacation, but it is also about learning how to have a good time, how to impress your friends with useless knowledge of Disney and most importantly how to have fun while in the parks.

Shawn has been to every Disney park in the world multiple times and not only has knowledge of Disney in the U.S. but also of the parks, rides and unique aspects of every Disney resort around the world. This is a Disney podcast unlike any you have listened to. Enjoy!

If you like the Disney Hacks Podcast then make sure to check out the Miles to Memoires podcast (miles, points & travel) and our MtM Vegas podcast. Just search "Miles to Memories" in your favorite podcast app!

    Disneyland Almost Felt Like Normal, Big Announcement & Disney's Future

    Disneyland Almost Felt Like Normal, Big Announcement & Disney's Future

    Episode Description
    On this week's episode we go over Shawn's recent trip to Disneyland including how it felt almost like "normal" without many of the restrictions we've seen during Covid. Plus we make a big announcement about the future of the show and talk about what we think the future holds for the Disney company and its projects coming out of Covid.
    Episode Notes
    2:05 - SoCal Theme park Covid update
    4:37 - What the Disneyland experience is like now - Less masks and no capacity restrictions
    8:30 - Disneyland without Fastpass
    11:10 Impressed with Disneyland cast friendliness
    14:35 Disneyland fireworks are back & quick tip for watching
    16:40 Big announcement about the future of  the Disney Hacks podcast
    19:10 Our Disney predictions for the next year and beyond
    22:30 The competition for Disney is still strong
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    • 29 min
    New Spectaculars, Incredible Rooms & Disney’s Worst Theme Park

    New Spectaculars, Incredible Rooms & Disney’s Worst Theme Park

    Episode Description
    On this week's episode Gregg and Shawn take a look at the history behind Disney's worst park: Disney Studios Paris. There's also a ton of news to catch up on including fireworks returning to the US parks, new rooms at the Contemporary, Bob Chapek having no idea when Splash Mountain was built and a whole lot more! 
    Episode Notes
    7:35 - Chapek on Splash Mountain
    10:44 - New fireworks shows planned at Disney World
    13:00 - Single rider lines return
    14:14 - Disney hiring issues
    17:53 - Incredibles themed rooms at the Contemporary
    20:21 - Ohana redecorating
    22:40 - Fireworks are returning!
    24:14 - Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway updates
    26:31 - Three minute tips: Disney transportation
    29:32 - Disney Studios Paris early history
    36:52 - Future expansions and improvements to Disney Studios Paris
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    • 53 min
    Triumphant Return to Disneyland & Avengers Campus Experience

    Triumphant Return to Disneyland & Avengers Campus Experience

    Episode Description
    On this week's show we talk all about the recent opening of Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure. Gregg was there on opening day and he'll share what the brand new land is like, what he liked and how the park experience was in California.
    He'll also talk about being back at Disneyland including how the queues are being handled and how wait times are at Walt's original Magic Kingdom. We'll also head out to the East Coast for some Walt Disney World news including an opening timeframe for Space 2020, a new castle show for Magic Kingdom and another Skyliner crash!
    Episode Notes
    4:41 - A new castle projection show for the 50th anniversary?
    6:16 - Transportation updates at Disney World
    8:16 - Space 220, is it finally happening!?
    11:03 - Club level returns to Disney hotels
    13:51 - Gregg goes back to Disneyland!
    18:38 - A unique experience at the Haunted Mansion
    21:17 - Checking out Splash Mountain
    23:24 - Rise of the Resistance
    27:44 - Virtual queues, how do they work?
    33:22 - WEB Slingers
    39:32 - Avengers Campus impressions
    50:12 - Hilton Anaheim
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    • 55 min
    The History of California Adventure, Disneyland Hotel Renovation & Park Reservations Are Here to Stay!

    The History of California Adventure, Disneyland Hotel Renovation & Park Reservations Are Here to Stay!

    Episode Description
    On this week's show we dive deep into the history of one of Disney's most storied park. No park has transformed more in its life than Disney California Adventure. We go over what it was like on launch day, how it had the worst ever Disney attraction and how it evolved into something much better today.
    Plus we'll discuss Disneyland news including when they will allow non-California residents, how the Disneyland Hotel is coming back with a refresh and when the Jungle Cruise returning. Plus Joe talks about Universal's mask rules and Disney indicates park pass reservations and virtual queues are here to stay. 
    Episode Notes
    4:07 - Avengers CAmpus
    8:53 - Jungle Cruise updates
    10:11 - Disneyland Hotel refurbishment
    12:32 - Disney World social distancing changes
    18:36 - Universal's updated mask policy
    21:29 - Disneyland Paris updates
    22:59 - The history of Disney's California Adventure
    33:22 - Hollywood Pictures Backlot
    37:26 - Condor Flats
    42:30 - Paradise Pier
    47:40 - Updating the park
    52:09 - The California Adventure makeover!
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Disney Loosens Mask Restrictions, Park Capacity Increased & The Amazing Chinese Disneylands

    Disney Loosens Mask Restrictions, Park Capacity Increased & The Amazing Chinese Disneylands

    Episode Description
    Disney World has changed up some of their policies around masks and physical distancing, so we discuss and speculate on how capacity might be changing. Plus, we start a series about all the Disney parks around the world in Asia with Shanghai and Hong Kong Disneyland!
    Episode Notes
    3:21 - Disneyland updates
    5:50 - Park capacity increasing?
    9:38 - Three minute tips: new mask rules at Disney World
    12:20 - A deep dive into Shanghai Disneyland
    27:20 - A deep dive into Hong Kong Disneyland
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    • 49 min
    Disneyland Now Open, First Attraction At Sea & Paris' Royal Refurbishment

    Disneyland Now Open, First Attraction At Sea & Paris' Royal Refurbishment

    Episode Description
    Disneyland's open so we discuss what changes have happened and all the exciting news. Plus, Disney released exciting information about their newest cruise ship the Disney Wish - it looks beautiful.
    We also chat about details regarding the Galactic Starcruiser restaurant and the reopening of the Peoplemover. Good news for Disney fans all around!
    Episode Notes
    3:29 - Visiting Six Flags Magic Mountain
    5:43 - Disneyland is open!
    15:07 - The Disney Wish looks amazing
    19:50 - Disneyland Hotel Paris room refurbishment
    22:00 - Galactic Starcruiser restaurant details
    23:46 - Ideas for other IP-themed lands
    25:17 - Peoplemover!
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

cmfl3x ,

Great show!

Great show by two hosts who know their stuff and love Disney. With a focus on FL and CA but a dash of the international parks and some theme park love to boot.

Lots of fun!

Give it up Axl ,

So much fun

Shawn and Gregg definitely have a passion for Disney and Theme Parks and it shows. Some great tips for Disney and beyond sprinkled with some history and park talk.

WorldTravelerMEX ,

Big Disney Fan!

Their knowledge and passion for Disney shines through! Highly recommended.

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