100 episodes

***Voted "Most Informative Podcast" in the Disney Podcast Awards***



A Disney World planning show covering topics that include touring plans, packing tips, travel with kids, Disney Dining Plan, which rides to ride, Disney resorts, magical touches to add to your trip + lots more. Visit WDWPrepSchool.com for even more tips.

WDW Prep To Go - a Disney World planning podcast Shannon Albert

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    • 4.8 • 1.7K Ratings

***Voted "Most Informative Podcast" in the Disney Podcast Awards***



A Disney World planning show covering topics that include touring plans, packing tips, travel with kids, Disney Dining Plan, which rides to ride, Disney resorts, magical touches to add to your trip + lots more. Visit WDWPrepSchool.com for even more tips.

    Disney World with a Toddler

    Disney World with a Toddler

    Have you ever wondered what taking a road trip to Walt Disney World with a toddler would be like? Mary Margaret joins us today to chat about her recent trip with her husband and their 15-month old son. They attended many character meals, Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom, Extended Evening Theme Park Hours at Magic Kingdom, and much more!
     
    Post Trip Timestamp: 38:11
     
    Links:
    SlumberPod Mousekeeping Envelopes Disney After Hours Guide Disney After Hours Tickets and Info from Walt Disney World Best Disney Character Meals  
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    • 1 hr 59 min
    Chatting with journalist Scott Gustin

    Chatting with journalist Scott Gustin

    Scott Gustin joins Shannon on the podcast today to discuss his history as a journalist and his interest in Walt Disney World and Disneyland. We get a peek into his life in the media sector on, why he is only active on Twitter, and his drive to deliver non-sensationalized news content.
     
     
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    • 47 min
    Festival of the Arts 2023

    Festival of the Arts 2023

    Today we're covering everything you need to know about Epcot's Festival of the Arts in Walt Disney World. Following the episode are daily updates from Shannon and Heather's recent trip, including a stay at Disney's Polynesian Villas.
    Daily Timestamps

    Day 1: 14:24
    Day 2: 24:41
    Days 3&4: 26:02
     
    Links for this episode:
    2023 Guide to the Festival of the Arts at Epcot EPCOT International Festival of the Arts Complete Guide to Polynesian Villas & Bungalows  
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    • 31 min
    What's it Like to Travel to Walt Disney World Over the Holidays?

    What's it Like to Travel to Walt Disney World Over the Holidays?

    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to visit Walt Disney World over the holidays? Some people absolutely love it and some people… well, not so much. If you’ve ever contemplated it, or wanted to hear first hand stories from Disney World holiday travelers, look no further. Shannon chatted with three separate holiday visitors to uncover their experiences of visiting Walt Disney World over the holiday season. 
     
    Timestamps:
    Kelly 1:39
    Tamara 13:46
    Christine 28:28
     
    Links for this episode:
    BetterHelp  How to handle the crowds at Disney World during Christmas Your best bets for New Year’s Eve at Disney World 11 tips for handling the crowds at Disney World Best Genie+ Choices at Walt Disney World (book these first!)
     
     
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    • 50 min
    Laura C.'s Disney Trip With Her 10 Year Old Daughter

    Laura C.'s Disney Trip With Her 10 Year Old Daughter

    Laura and her 10 year old daughter took their first mother-daughter trip to Disney. Tune in to hear the differences in their plans vs. what really happened.
     
     
    Links for this episode:
    Waldorf Astoria Orlando - Bonnet Creek Disney Park Hopper Tickets FAQ  
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Bret Iwan is the voice of Mickey Mouse (and so much more) [Replay]

    Bret Iwan is the voice of Mickey Mouse (and so much more) [Replay]

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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

east somerville villain ,

Has to be a pillar in your Disney planning

Congrats Shannon et al on reaching the century mark.

There are a bunch of planning reference / resource guides. WDW Prep is my favorite because it’s accurate, timely and fun

Adventures with Shannon and Heather always make me laugh. My favorite is when you rented the travel trailer.

The new short videos are a perfect amuse bouche for new folks and a reminder of places I love for us been going 50 years types.

LoriRinke ,

Amazing Advice!!!

Love love love this podcast and all of the amazing advice! Also love the trip reposts, they are so fun and informative. Host Shannon is 10/10!

LindseyInSouthCarolina ,

Trip Reports Galore with a first rate host!

All of the content is high quality, but I’m especially loving the trip reports! This is an absolutely awesome Disney World podcast, and the host, Shannon, is wonderful. She is organized, knowledgeable, smart, on the ball, and really knows how to deliver a great listening experience. 10/10 recommend!

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