120 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
    • 4.7 • 47 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

    The Gold Key Adventurers Don’t Talk About Bruno

    The Gold Key Adventurers Don’t Talk About Bruno

    Game on! We’re kicking off round one of an epic series of Gold Key Game Nights! But first, travel news, including even more restaurants open in Walt Disney World, Japanese floating hotel orbs of the future, and Jamaica has a bobsled team! Check your buzzers and answer in the form of a question, it’s time to hit the trail with the Gold Key Adventurers Society!


    I’m calling tonight’s game “The Gold Key Adventurers Society Doesn’t Talk About Bruno”. A jaded, cynical person might think that I’m trying to take advantage of the astronomical popularity of the most popular song from a Disney animated film in the last 26 years. And that jaded, cynical person would be 100% right!


    Flying Fish, Turf Club, and Jiko get reopening dates in 2022
    ​​https://bit.ly/3RestaurantsReopen 

    Japan’s Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park launches floating orb hotel rooms
    https://bit.ly/JapanFloatingOrbHotel 

    Disney Cruise Line requires COVID 19 vaccination for all guests ages 5 and up
    https://bit.ly/DCLVaccine5Plus 

    Get on up, it’s bobsled time! Jamaican 4 man bobsled team qualifies for Winter Olympics for the first time since 1998
    https://bit.ly/BobsledTimeGKAS 







    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
    Disney World Bucket Lists

    Disney World Bucket Lists

    Hoka hey! It’s a beautiful day to dream about our Disney and theme park bucket list destinations! But first, travel news, including what’s cool and what’s not at EPCOT’s newly reopened Club Cool, a hoarder’s dream at the House On The Rock, and Minion weirdness at Universal Studios Orlando. Grab your passport and hop on the tour,  it’s time to hit the trail with the Gold Key Adventurers Society!


    The start of the year is a great time to sit down, look at the goals you’ve set for yourself, take stock of what you’ve accomplished, and maybe come up with some slightly more aspirational items to put in your bucket list. This week we’re filling up our lists with the theme park destinations and adventures that would make for the trip of a lifetime.


    Remy’s Ratatouille Adventures at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT is dropping the virtual queue and going to standby lines only
    https://bit.ly/EPCOTRatOnStandby 

    In case you missed it, EPCOT’s Club Cool has reopened with an all new roster of beverages from around the world to sample. Heather has a report!
    https://bit.ly/ClubCoolReopens 

    Minion weirdness commences as construction walls go up around the freshly closed Shrek 4D attraction at Universal Studios Orlando
    https://bit.ly/USOMinionWeirdness 

    The House On The Rock is on Dan’s Non-Theme-Park Bucket List
    https://bit.ly/HouseOnTheRockAO 







    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 Winter Wonderland

    Disney World Winter Wonderland

    Baby it’s cold outside! This week we talk about winter and Disney World- from food and festivals to all the best feelings and most questionable snow themed attractions. Plus travel news, including virtual reality at theme parks, help with canceled flights, and gigantic drop rides in Orlando. Zip up your coat and don’t forget your mittens, It’s time to hit the trail with the Gold Key Adventurers Society!


    Florida and its theme parks are a whole new place when winter time rolls around. For those of us living in the frozen north, it can seem almost like paradise, compared to sub zero temperatures and mountains of drifting snow. This week, I wanted to look at some of the best, weirdest, most wonderful things about Disney Parks in Winter time, from food to attractions, feelings, sights, sounds-it’s a little bit of everything this week!


    Disney patents VR tech to bring theme park guests into a magical world without headsets
    https://bit.ly/DisneyVRPatent 

    Tips for when your flight is canceled due to winter weather
    https://cnn.it/3KacBvY 

    Weirdest Tourist Attractions In Every State of America
    https://bzfd.it/334poiA 

    World’s Tallest Drop Tower and Slingshot Rides Now Open In Orlando
    https://bit.ly/OrlandoGiantDropRides 







    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 18 min
    Disney Draft Day:Winter Olympic Teams

    Disney Draft Day:Winter Olympic Teams

    Game on! This week we’re drafting our Winter Olympics dream teams from the rank of world class athletes that populate our favorite Disney theme parks and movies! But first, all the week’s travel news, including face masks are back in at Universal Orlando Resort, Japanese mystery flights from a vending machine, returning home with an expired passport, returning to Disney World’s All Star Sports resort, and weird New Year’s traditions!  Sharpen your skates and watch out for the zamboni, it’s time to hit the trail with the Gold Key Adventurers Society!


     


     In the spirit of fair play, inclusion, and equality, it’s time for us to get absolutely silly. Your job today is to draft the best possible teams of athletes for a series of Olympic events. And since we prefer to spend our time with space aliens, fairytale princesses and hillbilly bears, your pool of potential team members is any character-whether human, fantastical, or animatronic, that you would find in a Disney theme park. Remember, we’re doing this draft style. So once an athlete has been selected for a team, they’re off the board for the rest of the game. Also, we run our drafts the way we run from snipers, in a serpentine pattern, so the person who goes last in round 1 goes first in round 2. Let’s get started!


    Links:


    Face coverings indoors return to Universal Orlando, I guess we need to talk about Omicron for a minute?
    https://www.themeparkprofessor.com/2021/12/face-coverings-are-now-required-indoor-at-universal-orlando/  

    Japanese Mystery Flight Vending Machine
    https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/offbeat/peach-aviation-flight-vending-machine 

    Returning home with an expired passport
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2021/12/28/expired-passports-extension-march-31/9038098002/ 

    All Star Sports finally has a reopening date
    https://bit.ly/AllStarSportsOpening 

    New Years in Scotland-Hogmanay and the Loony Dook
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hogmanay#Customs 


    https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-loony-dook 


    https://www.findingtheuniverse.com/loony-dook-edinburgh-hogmanay-scotland/ 


     


    Our Disney World Winter Olympics teams:


    Bobsled (3 man teams)


    Heather: Big Al, Dash, Baymax

    Jeff: Kristoff, Bob Chapek, Bob Iger

    Jess: Maui,Michael Eisner, Pocahontas

    Dan: Sven, Frozone, Vanellope 


    Couples Figure Skating (2 characters)


    Heather: Gonzo, Camilla

    Jeff: Mrs Incredible, Mr Incredible

    Jess: Quasimodo,Disneyland’s Big Al

    Dan: Tarzan,Turk


    Downhill Skiing (2 character)


    Heather: Goofy,Kylo Ren

    Jeff: Max Goof,Herbie The Love Bug

    Jess: Bob Chapek, Carl Frederickson

    Dan: Chip,Dale


    Freestyle Snowboard (3 character team)


    Heather: Elsa,Sanka Kofi,Snow Trooper

    Jeff: Olaf,Kick Buttowski,Mickey Mouse

    Jess: Bart Simpson,Poochie,Air Bud

    Dan: PJ, Huey Duck,Michaelangelo


    Curling (4 man team)


    Heather: King Fergus, Winnie Sanderson,Ludwig Von Drake,Swedish Chef

    Jeff: Ursula,Angela Lansbury from Bedknobs and Broomsticks,Anna,Bo Peep

    Jess: Cinderella,Jabba The Hutt,Abraham Lincoln,Walt Disney’s Frozen Head

    Dan: Skipper Frank,Donald Duck, SSE Storyteller,Fantasia broom









    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

    • 1 hr 5 min
    New Years Eve 2021

    New Years Eve 2021

     


    Happy new year! Great episodes to listen to from 2021:


    Quick Serve Dining with James from Hot Dogs At Disney
    https://bit.ly/HotDogsDisneyListen 

    Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort
    https://bit.ly/UORHolidaysListen 

    Walt Disney World Bathrooms
    https://bit.ly/DisneyBathroomsListen 

    Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Trip Report
    https://bit.ly/WDW50Listen 

    Muppets at Walt Disney World
    https://bit.ly/MuppetsWDWListen 

    Disney World From A Magical Point of View
    https://bit.ly/DisneyPOVListen 

    Fantasyland Tour
    https://bit.ly/FantasylandTourListen 

    100th Episode Disney Parks News Extravaganza
    https://bit.ly/GKASEp100Listen 

    Fastpass Under New Management:A Guide to Genie+
    https://bit.ly/GeniePlusListen 

    South of the Border with Karisma Resorts
    https://bit.ly/MexicoListen 


     

    • 7 min
    Guest:Hot Dogs at Disney World and Our Favorite Restaurants

    Guest:Hot Dogs at Disney World and Our Favorite Restaurants

    Hot dog! Our special guest James from Hot Dogs At Disney is here to tell us all about life as Disney World’s premier wiener artiste, and help us pick some of the best quick serve restaurants around the parks. Plus Disneyland after Dark, a Home Alone bar in Nashville, and more strange Christmas cheer from around the world. Toast your bun and shake up the mustard, It’s time to hit the trail with the Gold Key Adventurers Society!


    The wonderful thing about the wide world of theme park fandom is there’s so much to love, and plenty of room for any niche interest, no matter how specific. There are Disney fan sites dedicated to bathrooms, buses, boats, trash cans, goats, and non functioning animatronics. Every one of them is wonderful and fascinating at first glance, you wonder how anyone can find that much of interest in these little details. Then you look deeper, and realize just how much thought goes into the design of these little details, and the huge variety that’s been created to make these imaginary worlds feel real and lived in. This week’s guest elevates the humble theme park hot dog to a veritable art form.

    -Disneyland After Dark events returning in 2022 https://bit.ly/DLAfterDark2022
    -Home Alone Bar in Nashville’s Noelle hotel
    https://bit.ly/HomeAloneBarTN
    -Strange Christmas traditions:Mummering in Newfoundland and the UK
    https://bit.ly/NewfyMummersAO
    https://bit.ly/MummerWiki
    -Strange Christmas traditions:Mouse Hole England’s Stargazy Pie
    https://bit.ly/StargazyPieAO
    https://bit.ly/StargazyPieWiki
    -Hot Dogs At Disney
    https://bit.ly/HotDogsDisneyInsta

    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 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

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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.

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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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Fun!

I love listening to this podcast! They are always fun and informative. I laugh every single week! There is always something about the humor that’s not quite right, but hilarious!

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