152 episodes

The Gold Key Adventurers Society is a weekly show bringing you the latest news, vacation planning tips, and fun from Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Studios, and beyond, hosted by your globe trotting, wisecracking travel buddies Dan, Jess, Heather and Jeff! While the Disney and Universal theme parks are our first loves and the main focus of the show, our spirit of curiosity and adventure inspires us to seek out incredible destinations around the world to share with you. As veteran travel advisors with Key to the World Travel, we know what it takes to plan the trip of a lifetime, and we want to share all our best tips for getting the most out of your vacation, whether you‘re looking for theme park thrills or purple mountains majesty. We also don‘t like to take life too seriously, and our show is built on a solid foundation of globe trotting jackassery! Come for the in depth, hard hitting theme park and travel planning know-how, stay for the immature humor and discussion of our favorite snacks and adult beverages at any given tourist destination. And remember, life is short and the world is wide- so go have an adventure!
Walt Disney World and theme park fanatics| Disney Podcast | Disney World Podcast | Disneyland | Trip reports, planning tips, news and globetrotting jackassery | https://www.goldkeyadventurers.com

Disney World And Beyond with The Gold Key Adventurers Society The Gold Key Adventurers Society

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 49 Ratings

The Gold Key Adventurers Society is a weekly show bringing you the latest news, vacation planning tips, and fun from Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Studios, and beyond, hosted by your globe trotting, wisecracking travel buddies Dan, Jess, Heather and Jeff! While the Disney and Universal theme parks are our first loves and the main focus of the show, our spirit of curiosity and adventure inspires us to seek out incredible destinations around the world to share with you. As veteran travel advisors with Key to the World Travel, we know what it takes to plan the trip of a lifetime, and we want to share all our best tips for getting the most out of your vacation, whether you‘re looking for theme park thrills or purple mountains majesty. We also don‘t like to take life too seriously, and our show is built on a solid foundation of globe trotting jackassery! Come for the in depth, hard hitting theme park and travel planning know-how, stay for the immature humor and discussion of our favorite snacks and adult beverages at any given tourist destination. And remember, life is short and the world is wide- so go have an adventure!
Walt Disney World and theme park fanatics| Disney Podcast | Disney World Podcast | Disneyland | Trip reports, planning tips, news and globetrotting jackassery | https://www.goldkeyadventurers.com

    Three Years of Disney World Adventures

    Three Years of Disney World Adventures

    We finally did it. It took us three years, 150 episodes and 50,000 downloads, but we’ve made it to the celebration of 3 years, 150 episodes, and 50,000 downloads in the world of podcasting!

    To celebrate, we’re going to have a tournament of champions. Heather and Jeff will face off in a series of lightning rounds from some of the best games we’ve played on the show, to determine who will be the ultimate theme park adventurer!

    As always, a huge thank you to our sponsor, Key to the World Travel. For all your travel needs, Key to the World's expert travel advisors are standing by. Make sure you tell them the Gold Key Adventurers sent you!

    Proud to be a Feedspot Top 100 Disney Podcast! https://bit.ly/GKASFeedSpotDisney 

    Thanks to Outer Vibe for the use of their song Hoka Hey off of the album Hoka Hey as the intro and outro of our show. For tour dates, merch, music and more, check them out at www.outervibe.com.

    Don’t forget to  subscribe to the show to make sure you don't miss a single week of adventure. While you're at it, how about leaving us a rating and review?

    Word of mouth is the best way for us to grow our society of intrepid adventurers-if you have a friend or two who might enjoy our particular brand of adventure and silliness, send them our way.

    The Gold Key Adventurers Society is always looking for new members! Find all our episodes, links and info at https://www.goldkeyadventurers.com. Make sure you follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldKeyAdventurersSociety, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/gkaspodcast, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GKASPodcast. 

    Show The Gold Key Adventurers some love by buying the hosts a coffee (or two or ten?) at https://bit.ly/KofiDonateToGKAS

    Better yet, try one of Expedition Roasters’ delicious theme park and pop culture inspired flavored coffees! Using our affiliate link will help keep the Gold Key Adventurers caffeinated and making great content for you! https://bit.ly/ExpeditionRoastersGKAS 

    Remember, life is short and the world is wide. So go have an adventure!

    • 41 min
    D23:Disney Fan Expo 2022 Reactions

    D23:Disney Fan Expo 2022 Reactions

    It’s that time again. The parties have wrapped, the convention floors have been swept up, the stage lights are dimmed, and now the Disney stans get to pick apart all the juicy nuggets of news from this year’s D23 convention! There’s a lot to cover, let’s start with some of the sneak peeks that where on display on the convention floor:

    We got a look at the new Walt Disney statue for the Dreamer’s Point garden area coming to EPCOT
    Tiana’s Bayou Adventure model
    Moana:Journey of Water will feature a 16 foot tall sculpture of TeFiti, the island goddess
    Meet and Greets Galore-Mando and Grogu at DL’s Galaxy’s Edge,project exo and the embarrassing hulk,pacific wharf becomes San Fransokyo with BH6 meet,figment coming to EPCOT in 2023,
    Other bits from around the world:DLP Tangled ride and promenade details, Hong Kong gets a bench that I’m very jealous of,DCL: new ship Treasure will be adventure themed, lighthouse point concept art and details, DCL headed to Australia and New Zealand. 
    Disneyland:new details on Toontown overhaul and MMRR,avemgers campus multiverse attraction,new fireworks and world of color for Disney 100 anniversary (no night parade),platinum decorations and character costumes for 100 anniversary 
    WDW:HBG coming to HM,happily ever after returning 2023, Harmonious is out,light cycle run opening spring 2023,journey of water and communicore hall opening late 2023, animal kingdom dinoland replaced  blue sky projects for Moana and zootopia, beyond big Thunder blue sky projects

    For coverage of all the announcements we discuss in this episode, plus even more that we didn’t have time to get to, check out this link:https://bit.ly/D23ParksAnnouncements2022 





    As always, a huge thank you to our sponsor, Key to the World Travel. For all your travel needs, Key to the World's expert travel advisors are standing by. Make sure you tell them the Gold Key Adventurers sent you!

     

    Proud to be a Feedspot Top 100 Disney Podcast! https://bit.ly/GKASFeedSpotDisney 

     

    Thanks to Outer Vibe for the use of their song Hoka Hey off of the album Hoka Hey as the intro and outro of our show. For tour dates, merch, music and more, check them out at www.outervibe.com.

     

    Don’t forget to  subscribe to the show to make sure you don't miss a single week of adventure. While you're at it, how about leaving us a rating and review?

     

    Word of mouth is the best way for us to grow our society of intrepid adventurers-if you have a friend or two who might enjoy our particular brand of adventure and silliness, send them our way.

     

    The Gold Key Adventurers Society is always looking for new members! Find all our episodes, links and info at https://www.goldkeyadventurers.com. Make sure you follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldKeyAdventurersSociety, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/gkaspodcast, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GKASPodcast. 

     

    Show The Gold Key Adventurers some love by buying the hosts a coffee (or two or ten?) at https://bit.ly/KofiDonateToGKAS

     

    Better yet, try one of Expedition Roasters’ delicious theme park and pop culture inspired flavored coffees! Using our affiliate link will help keep the Gold Key Adventurers caffeinated and making great content for you! https://bit.ly/ExpeditionRoastersGKAS 

     

    Remember, life is short and the world is wide. So go have an adventure!

     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Disney World/Travel News 9-2-2022

    Disney World/Travel News 9-2-2022

    News time! This week we talk about changes to the theme park reservation system at Walt Disney World Resort, tours are back at EPCOT, and putting the Walt back in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom fireworks spectacular. Plus, it’s easier for United States citizens to get into (and out of!) Cancun, evacuating the Chunnel, Indonesia’s Ma’Nene festival, and the ever classy Testy Fest in Bentonville Arkansas!

     

    Don’t forget, we’re trying something new this summer, and releasing our news segment and theme park segment as two individual episodes. This helps spread all the great content we cover out over the week so you don’t miss us as much in between episodes, and also makes it easier to listen back to episodes in the future, without dated and irrelevant news stories. We hope. Make sure you’re subscribed to the show on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher app, and that our show is set to automatically download. And let us know what you think about our new format!

     

    Changes to the theme park reservation system at Walt Disney World resort https://bit.ly/WDWParkReservationChanges 
    Disneyland vacation packages for 2023 available to book now https://bit.ly/Disneyland2023Available 
    Popular tours returning to EPCOT this fall
    https://bit.ly/EPCOTToursReturn 
    Walt Disney is finally included in the Disney Enchantment fireworks show at Magic Kingdom
    https://bit.ly/WaltAddedToEnchantmentShow 
    Cancun ends entry form requirement for US visitors
    https://bit.ly/CancunEndsEntryFormRequirement 
    Passengers describe terrifying evacuation from undersea tunnel
    https://bit.ly/ChunnelEvacuation 
    Ma’Nene Festival Indonesia
    https://bit.ly/IndonesiaMaNeneFestival 
    Bentonville,Arkansas Testicle Festival
    https://bit.ly/TestyFest  





    As always, a huge thank you to our sponsor, Key to the World Travel. For all your travel needs, Key to the World's expert travel advisors are standing by. Make sure you tell them the Gold Key Adventurers sent you!

     

    Proud to be a Feedspot Top 100 Disney Podcast! https://bit.ly/GKASFeedSpotDisney 

     

    Thanks to Outer Vibe for the use of their song Hoka Hey off of the album Hoka Hey as the intro and outro of our show. For tour dates, merch, music and more, check them out at www.outervibe.com.

     

    Don’t forget to  subscribe to the show to make sure you don't miss a single week of adventure. While you're at it, how about leaving us a rating and review?

     

    Word of mouth is the best way for us to grow our society of intrepid adventurers-if you have a friend or two who might enjoy our particular brand of adventure and silliness, send them our way.

     

    The Gold Key Adventurers Society is always looking for new members! Find all our episodes, links and info at https://www.goldkeyadventurers.com. Make sure you follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldKeyAdventurersSociety, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/gkaspodcast, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GKASPodcast. 

     

    Show The Gold Key Adventurers some love by buying the hosts a coffee (or two or ten?) at https://bit.ly/KofiDonateToGKAS

     

    Better yet, try one of Expedition Roasters’ delicious theme park and pop culture inspired flavored coffees! Using our affiliate link will help keep the Gold Key Adventurers caffeinated and making great content for you! https://bit.ly/ExpeditionRoastersGKAS 

     

    Remember, life is short and the world is wide. So go have an adventure!

     

    • 35 min
    Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Trip Report

    Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Trip Report

    A long, long time ago

    In a galaxy far away, 

    The Halcyon was under an attack. 

     

    And I thought Heather and Jeff and Dan

    Could talk the First Order in

    To maybe cutting them a little slack

     

    But their response, it didn’t thrill us, 

    They locked the doors and tried to kill us, 

    We got help from the Resistance, 

    And Gaya taught us an outer space line dance

     

    We ate some blue shrimp and drank space booze, 

    And took a field trip to Batuu, 

    Then learned to fly just like the crew, 

    That’s how we spent our cruise….

     

    Join us for a mostly spoiler-light look back at our voyages on the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel experience at Walt Disney World Resort. Or at least turn the volume down and let the episode play through if you’re trying to stay spoiler free!

     

    Don’t forget, we’re trying something new this summer, and releasing our news segment and theme park segment as two individual episodes. This helps spread all the great content we cover out over the week so you don’t miss us as much in between episodes, and also makes it easier to listen back to episodes in the future, without dated and irrelevant news stories. We hope. Make sure you’re subscribed to the show on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher app, and that our show is set to automatically download. And let us know what you think about our new format!

     

    As always, a huge thank you to our sponsor, Key to the World Travel. For all your travel needs, Key to the World's expert travel advisors are standing by. Make sure you tell them the Gold Key Adventurers sent you!

     

    Proud to be a Feedspot Top 100 Disney Podcast! https://bit.ly/GKASFeedSpotDisney 

     

    Thanks to Outer Vibe for the use of their song Hoka Hey off of the album Hoka Hey as the intro and outro of our show. For tour dates, merch, music and more, check them out at www.outervibe.com.

     

    Don’t forget to  subscribe to the show to make sure you don't miss a single week of adventure. While you're at it, how about leaving us a rating and review?

     

    Word of mouth is the best way for us to grow our society of intrepid adventurers-if you have a friend or two who might enjoy our particular brand of adventure and silliness, send them our way.

     

    The Gold Key Adventurers Society is always looking for new members! Find all our episodes, links and info at https://www.goldkeyadventurers.com. Make sure you follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldKeyAdventurersSociety, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/gkaspodcast, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GKASPodcast. 

     

    Show The Gold Key Adventurers some love by buying the hosts a coffee (or two or ten?) at https://bit.ly/KofiDonateToGKAS

     

    Better yet, try one of Expedition Roasters’ delicious theme park and pop culture inspired flavored coffees! Using our affiliate link will help keep the Gold Key Adventurers caffeinated and making great content for you! https://bit.ly/ExpeditionRoastersGKAS 

     

    Remember, life is short and the world is wide. So go have an adventure!

     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Disney World/Travel News 8-17-2022

    Disney World/Travel News 8-17-2022

    And now, news! New entertainment spooks its way into Magic Kingdom for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World, plus Merida is back greeting guests at Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland, renewing your passport online, contraband McMuffins, flights are getting cheaper, and surviving a shark attack!

     

    Don’t forget, we’re trying something new this summer, and releasing our news segment and theme park segment as two individual episodes. This helps spread all the great content we cover out over the week so you don’t miss us as much in between episodes, and also makes it easier to listen back to episodes in the future, without dated and irrelevant news stories. We hope. Make sure you’re subscribed to the show on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher app, and that our show is set to automatically download. And let us know what you think about our new format!

    2 exciting new entertainment additions have been announced for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! The Zombies 3 Zom-Beats Bash will be moving to Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe, and Max Goof will be cosplaying as Powerline and leading a totally 90s pre-parade dance party
    https://bit.ly/MKZombiesAndPowerline 
    Merida meet and greet reopens at Magic Kingdom
    https://bit.ly/MeetMeridaInMagicKingdom 
    US begins pilot program to allow online passport renewal
    https://bit.ly/OnlinePassportRenewal 
    Declare those McMuffins at customs, people!
    https://cnn.it/3Cfn1J0 
    Airfare to drop 40% in fall 2022, according to Hopper
    https://abcn.ws/3bXHOpM 
    How To Survive a Shark Attack
    https://cnn.it/3CsjxDl 





    As always, a huge thank you to our sponsor, Key to the World Travel. For all your travel needs, Key to the World's expert travel advisors are standing by. Make sure you tell them the Gold Key Adventurers sent you!

     

    Proud to be a Feedspot Top 100 Disney Podcast! https://bit.ly/GKASFeedSpotDisney 

     

    Thanks to Outer Vibe for the use of their song Hoka Hey off of the album Hoka Hey as the intro and outro of our show. For tour dates, merch, music and more, check them out at www.outervibe.com.

     

    Don’t forget to  subscribe to the show to make sure you don't miss a single week of adventure. While you're at it, how about leaving us a rating and review?

     

    Word of mouth is the best way for us to grow our society of intrepid adventurers-if you have a friend or two who might enjoy our particular brand of adventure and silliness, send them our way.

     

    The Gold Key Adventurers Society is always looking for new members! Find all our episodes, links and info at https://www.goldkeyadventurers.com. Make sure you follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldKeyAdventurersSociety, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/gkaspodcast, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GKASPodcast. 

     

    Show The Gold Key Adventurers some love by buying the hosts a coffee (or two or ten?) at https://bit.ly/KofiDonateToGKAS

     

    Better yet, try one of Expedition Roasters’ delicious theme park and pop culture inspired flavored coffees! Using our affiliate link will help keep the Gold Key Adventurers caffeinated and making great content for you! https://bit.ly/ExpeditionRoastersGKAS 

     

    Remember, life is short and the world is wide. So go have an adventure!

     

    • 35 min
    Touring Disney World, Gold Key Adventurers Style

    Touring Disney World, Gold Key Adventurers Style

    As travel planners, we spend a lot of time helping guests plan out their perfect way to tour the theme parks of Walt Disney World. This week, we’re taking a look at the personal Disney World touring plans of Gold Key Adventurers Society members, to get a feel for how they like to experience the parks as seasoned veterans. 

     

    Don’t forget, we’re trying something new this summer, and releasing our news segment and theme park segment as two individual episodes. This helps spread all the great content we cover out over the week so you don’t miss us as much in between episodes, and also makes it easier to listen back to episodes in the future, without dated and irrelevant news stories. We hope. Make sure you’re subscribed to the show on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcatcher app, and that our show is set to automatically download. And let us know what you think about our new format!

     

    As always, a huge thank you to our sponsor, Key to the World Travel. For all your travel needs, Key to the World's expert travel advisors are standing by. Make sure you tell them the Gold Key Adventurers sent you!

     

    Proud to be a Feedspot Top 100 Disney Podcast! https://bit.ly/GKASFeedSpotDisney 

     

    Thanks to Outer Vibe for the use of their song Hoka Hey off of the album Hoka Hey as the intro and outro of our show. For tour dates, merch, music and more, check them out at www.outervibe.com.

     

    Don’t forget to  subscribe to the show to make sure you don't miss a single week of adventure. While you're at it, how about leaving us a rating and review?

     

    Word of mouth is the best way for us to grow our society of intrepid adventurers-if you have a friend or two who might enjoy our particular brand of adventure and silliness, send them our way.

     

    The Gold Key Adventurers Society is always looking for new members! Find all our episodes, links and info at https://www.goldkeyadventurers.com. Make sure you follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldKeyAdventurersSociety, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/gkaspodcast, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GKASPodcast. 

     

    Show The Gold Key Adventurers some love by buying the hosts a coffee (or two or ten?) at https://bit.ly/KofiDonateToGKAS

     

    Better yet, try one of Expedition Roasters’ delicious theme park and pop culture inspired flavored coffees! Using our affiliate link will help keep the Gold Key Adventurers caffeinated and making great content for you! https://bit.ly/ExpeditionRoastersGKAS 

     

    Remember, life is short and the world is wide. So go have an adventure!

     

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

jpk12345654321 ,

Informative, current, and funny!

I look forward to the weekly GKAS podcasts! They keep me on top of everything happening in the travel world. I love their banter and that they share their opinions, clearly holding little back. I frequently find myself literally “laughing out loud” and they keep me on my toes. Keep on with the great content and laughs!

KFC405 ,

Fan club for Julia Stiles

The best Julia stiles fan podcast I’ve ever heard! I love getting notifications when a new episode has posted. They could talk about anything and I would still listen each week.

Gxeprincess ,

Entertaining

They know a lot about theme parks and travel, and offer great tips and travel news. They’re appropriately inappropriate and I’m here for it.

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