142 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 • 48 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

    Quick Check In After Dan’s Voyage on the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser *No Spoilers*

    Quick Check In After Dan’s Voyage on the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser *No Spoilers*

    Spoiler free check in after Dan’s voyage on the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser. No full episode this week, since Dan is at Walt Disney World.

    • 3 min
    Beating The Heat At Walt Disney World

    Beating The Heat At Walt Disney World

    What’s cooler than cool? The Gold Key Adventurers Society on a Walt Disney World Vacation! With temperatures hovering just below 100 degrees fahrenheit in Michigan (or South Canada, as our good friend Zach calls the Mitten State), and more than a couple degrees higher in the southern states, the dog days of summer have definitely hit us early. Fortunately, your favorite podcast hosts have some great ideas to help you keep your cool and beat the heat during a summer trip to Walt Disney World! 

     

    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!

     

    • 37 min
    Disney World/Travel News 6-8-2022

    Disney World/Travel News 6-8-2022

    And now, news! Catching up on all the theme park and Disney Cruise Line announcements from Star Wars Celebration 2022, plus Disneyland pauses sales of new Magic Key annual passes, please don’t try to give birth inside the Magic Kingdom, and the Wisconsin Dells is home to America’s first weird rotating water slide contraption. 

     

    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!

     

    • 49 min
    Genie Plus...Again!

    Genie Plus...Again!

    It seems like just yesterday Disney launched their fancy new Genie Plus system into the wild, and we all agreed that it needs a little bit of fixing to make it great, at least when you’re using it at Walt Disney World. Just recently, Disney announced that guests will no longer be able to pre purchase Genie Plus, moving it to a day of “a late carte” purchase, presumably in preparation for further adjustments to how the program works. This week, the Gold Key Adventurers Society Podcast dives into the announcement, why this is a great thing for Walt Disney World guests, and how to get the most out of a day in the parks, with or without Genie Plus and individual lightning lane passes. 

     

    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!

     

    • 39 min
    Disney World/Travel News 5-31-2022

    Disney World/Travel News 5-31-2022

    News Break! Catching up on Walt Disney World Vacation Packages for 2023, Magic Kingdom Independence Day fireworks, Eat To The Beat Concert Lineup for EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival 2022, a travel trend alert, and the glamorous world of giving birth on an airplane. All that and more, in our weekly news roundup!

     

    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!

    The biggest of news, Walt Disney World hotel/ticket packages for most of 2023 are coming soon!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

    • 35 min
    Disney World/Travel News 5/26/22

    Disney World/Travel News 5/26/22

    News Break! Catching up on walkway construction in EPCOT’s Japan Pavilion, New York cracks down on food and beverage pricing in airports, busting myths about “the best time to buy travel”, the European Union drops mask mandates for airports and planes, and another bizarre food fight festival from Valencia, Spain. 

     

    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!

    Low key EPCOT construction update, Japan Pavilion Edition:
    https://bit.ly/WSJapanWalkwayRefurb 
    New York airport food and bev prices:
    https://bit.ly/NYCAirportBevPrices 
    So when actually is the best time to book your travel stuff? https://bit.ly/WhenToBookTravel 
     Europe drops mask mandate for airports and planes https://bit.ly/EUDropsTravelMaskMandate 
    Weird festival:Els Enfarinats, Valencia Spain:
    https://bit.ly/ElsEnfarinatsWiki
    https://on.natgeo.com/3lHzI5V 






    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

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48 Ratings

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