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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 • 50 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

    Disney World/Travel Gift Guide 2022

    Disney World/Travel Gift Guide 2022

    Disney/Travel Gift Guide 2022
    Just in time for Cyber Monday, here it is- The Gold Key Adventurers Society guide to gifts for the Disney fans and world travelers in your life. From Imagineering books and guides to Disney Adventures around the world, to quality travel gear and gadgets, we have a little bit of everything to keep you exploring the world into the new year. 
     
    Amazon links for some of the items on our list:
    The Imagineering Story book by Leslie Iwerkshttps://bit.ly/imagineeringstorybook 
    100 Disney Adventures of a Lifetime:Magical Experiences From Around the Worldhttps://bit.ly/DisneyAdventuresBook 
    Maps of the Disney Parks:Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghaihttps://bit.ly/DisneyMapsBook 
    Poster Art of the Disney Parkshttps://bit.ly/PosterArtBook 
    Disney’s Haunted Mansion Comic Bookhttps://bit.ly/HauntedMansionComic 
    Jungle Cruise Board Gamehttps://amzn.to/3u3Qv7z 
    Shrradoo Travel Laptop Backpackhttps://amzn.to/3u59jmT 
    FYY Travel Cable Organizerhttp://bit.ly/3UfK9fG 
    AirFly Pro Wireless Plane headphone adapterhttp://bit.ly/3OKUxev 
    The Cocktail Box TSA approved tiny travel cocktail kitshttps://bit.ly/CocktailKitStoreGKAS 
    Aimable, USB rechargeable neck fanshttps://bit.ly/NeckFanGKAS 
    Jisulife Portable travel fan/battery charger combohttps://amzn.to/3GThRVj 
    Jetboil Flash Java Edition travel coffee stovehttps://amzn.to/3ANdJm7 
     
    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
    Disney World/Travel News 11-23-2022

    Disney World/Travel News 11-23-2022

    Disney World/Travel News 11-23-2022
    This week we’re thankful for a heaping helping of news stories!. In this episode we cover new dolls in Disneyland’s it’s a small world attraction, the price of tickets at Walt Disney World and the return of Bob Iger to replace Bob Chapek as CEO of Disney. Plus changes to Walt Disney World dining reservation rules, Christmas offerings at Universal Orlando Resort, Travel + Leisure’s destination of the year for 2023, snakes on planes, cruises around the world, flying with food for the holidays, and some weird Thanksgiving tidbits. 
    In keeping with the Disney Key of Inclusion, Disneyland is adding dolls in wheelchairs to it’s a small worldhttps://bit.ly/SmallWorldNewDolls 
    Disney World now allows guests more time to cancel reservations without incurring penalty feehttps://bit.ly/WDWDiningRules 
    Disneyland Treehouse returns to its rootshttps://bit.ly/DLTreehouseUpdate 
    Travel + Leisure Declares the Destination of the Year for 2023 is The United Kingdomhttps://bit.ly/DestinationOfTheYear2023 
    I’ve had it with these Mickey Mousing snakes on this Donald Ducking plane says United Airlines pilot https://wapo.st/3EZbr5Z 
    Azamara announces their 2025 World Cruise itineraryhttps://bit.ly/WorldCruise2025 
    TSA shares tips for flying with food during the holiday seasonhttps://bit.ly/FlyingWithFood 
    Atlas Obscura Thanksgiving Quick Hits:Ragamuffin Dayhttps://bit.ly/AORagamuffinDay Holiday World Theme Park, Thanksgiving Landhttps://bit.ly/AOThanksgivingThemePark 

    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!
     

    • 51 min
    Disney World/Travel News 11-15-2022

    Disney World/Travel News 11-15-2022

    Disney World/Travel News 11-15-2022
    If there’s one thing we always have plenty of, it’s travel news. This week we cover changes to COVID testing requirements on Disney Cruise Line, Walt Disney World holiday treats preview, and a trip report from Dan’s recent fact finding mission to Disney World. Plus, exciting news from Wales, the friendly skies are going to be busy for Thanksgiving this year, and please stop licking toads and stuffing chickens with hand guns!
    Disney Cruise Line will soon no longer require guests be tested for COVID 19 regardless of vaccination statushttps://bit.ly/DCLCovidTesting 
     
    Dan’s trip report-includes coverage of MK and HS are changed over to Holiday decorations, Gingerbreads, Fantasmic reopening,food and wine (say cheeeeeese!) 
    MK Christmas Food Previewhttps://bit.ly/MagicKingdomChristmasTreats https://bit.ly/ChristmasTreatsComplete 
    Walt Disney Imagineering confirms opening dates for Communicore Plaza and Communicore Hallhttps://bit.ly/EPCOTCommunicoreOpening 
    Exciting news from Wales!https://cnn.it/3tbzqrB 
    The National Parks Service wants humans to stop licking this toadhttps://n.pr/3fI5RuY 
    Delta expects more than 5 million travelers Thanksgiving week https://apple.news/AlPUsXkBdSYibEatNQ1hNDw 
    Secret menu of Coke products available on Freestyle machines at Universal Hollywood and Universal Orlando resorts https://apple.news/As_18pcr0QaqEf7J4MjopIw 
    TSA found gun in raw chicken https://apple.news/AhNOZO5ZzQkGh9NLytoz03Q 

    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
    Off to Neverland:Disney World Edition

    Off to Neverland:Disney World Edition

    Off to Neverland:Disney World Edition
    We spend a lot of time telling people what we like to do when we visit theme parks. This week, we’re gonna get crazy. That’s right, we’re off to Neverland for this episode. Sometimes it’s too easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of a theme park vacation. When you’re focused on making sure everyone checks off as many rides and attractions as possible from their personal lists, you lose sight of all the other fun and thrilling experiences the resorts have to offer. From backstage tours and up close and personal animal encounters to sports, leisure activities and hands-on food and beverage experiences, there’s a whole vacation’s work of fun to be had before you ever set food in a theme park.  What are some things you’ve never experienced at a Disney or Universal resort that you’d love to try some day? And what are some things you’ve never done, never will do, and why?
     
    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
    Disney World/Travel News 11-2-2022

    Disney World/Travel News 11-2-2022

    Never have I ever seen a more exciting lineup of news stories. Let’s get started with
    Disney’s Blizzard Beach to reopen November 13 with some new Frozen touches https://bit.ly/BlizzardBeachReopens https://bit.ly/TyphoonLagoonRefurb 
    Green Army Drum Corps returning to Disney Hollywood Studios in November https://bit.ly/GreenArmyDrumCorpsReturn 
    Disney Flavor Lab video gives a peek at cool stuff lace settings for the upcoming Roundup BBQ restaurant, and a pretty interesting look at the Flavor Lab in general https://bit.ly/FlavorLabRoundupRodeoPreview 
    Universal Orlando announces dates and theme for their annual Mardi Gras Event https://bit.ly/UORMardiGras2023 
    SeaWorld Orlando opening Pipeline: The Surf Coaster in 2023 https://bit.ly/SeaWorldSurfCoaster 
    Has Universal solved the problem of guest cell phones on attractions? https://bit.ly/UORCellphonePatent 
    This California Airport will allow non travelers to greet loved ones at the gate https://apple.news/AE9kTvBR3SG6yIxepD7uzoA 
    A bison gored a hiker in Texas. She shared the video in on TikTok https://apple.news/A-0qY0CaDS6qIkqluncGbuA
     
    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
    Make It Scary:Walt Disney World

    Make It Scary:Walt Disney World

    Last week, we talked about some of our favorite scary or spooky things around the Disney theme parks and resorts. This week, we’re taking a look at the flip side of the coin. Help us figure out how we could change some of the more light hearted attractions and experiences at the Disney parks and resorts to turn them into spooky, scary nightmare fuel!
     
    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!
     

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

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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!

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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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