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

    • Society & Culture
    • 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.

    Erin's Ft Wilderness trip (w/accessibility considerations)

    Erin's Ft Wilderness trip (w/accessibility considerations)

    Post Trip: 43:34 
    Erin and her 12 year old daughter Abby had a wonderful 2-week stay tent camping at Fort Wilderness! Abby is medically complex and improves when she is able to go to Disney, so they make it happen when they can.
    Their trip included one night at the Halloween party, Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue, and two dessert parties at Magic Kingdom.
    Erin shares her experiences camping, seeing lots of fireworks, utilizing DAS, and following interpreters from park to park. They drove to Disney and had access to their vehicle during their long trip.
    At the end of their trip, they spent time at Give Kids the World because Abby was a wish kid in 2015.
    There is much more information in the audio, we hope you enjoy Erin's fantastic trip report!
    Links for this episode:
    Disney DAS Information Disney Services for Guests with Hearing Disabilities Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Leave me a message (including trip report submissions)
    Please use the SpeakPipe link below to leave us a message with your first name, location, and trip info.
    You can do that using your computer or phone at https://www.speakpipe.com/WDWPrepToGo.
     
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    • 3 hr 6 min
    Recapping D23 Expo Announcements

    Recapping D23 Expo Announcements

    The D23 Expo just wrapped up, and we were so lucky to be there. During the Expo, lots of stuff gets announced at a bunch of panels that span across 3 days. There are panels for movie projects and TV shows, panels all about Marvel and Star Wars, and then there’s our favorite: the Disney Parks & Experiences Panel.
    We love this panel because that’s where we learn all about the proposed projects that are planned for all the Disney Parks around the world, plus all the new stuff they have in the pipeline for other experiences like Disney Cruise Line.
    Now, to be fair, not everything that gets proposed may actually make it. But, in general, aside from major worldwide pandemics, most things we see eventually make their way into the parks.
    Ready to hear what we have to look forward to? Let’s go!
    Links for this episode:
    Connect with Allyson on Instagram Disney Parks and Experiences: Every Announcement from D23 Expo D23 Expo 2022 blue sky ideas for Disney World (Zootopia, Moana, Coco, Encanto, villains) D23: The Official Disney Fan Club Leave me a message (including trip report submissions)
    Please use the SpeakPipe link below to leave us a message with your first name, location, and trip info.
    You can do that using your computer or phone at https://www.speakpipe.com/WDWPrepToGo.
     
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    • 54 min
    Planning Special Events at Disney World with Allison Mertzman

    Planning Special Events at Disney World with Allison Mertzman

    Have you ever wondered how much it costs to hold an event at Walt Disney World? What the process of planning your wedding in "The Most Magical Place On Earth" would look like? Allison Mertzman has all the details - and some are more surprising than you might think! 
    Links for this episode:
    Connect with Allison on Instagram Connect with Allison on TikTok Disney Fairytale Weddings Disney Vacation Club Rentals Leave me a message (including trip report submissions)
    Please use the SpeakPipe link below to leave us a message with your first name, location, and trip info.
    You can do that using your computer or phone at https://www.speakpipe.com/WDWPrepToGo.
     
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    • 45 min
    Sharon's August Trip Report - PREP321

    Sharon's August Trip Report - PREP321

    Post-trip timestamp: 43:52
     
    Experienced Disney-goer Sharon took her family to Walt Disney World and Universal, attended Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and the Up Close with Rhinos Tour. Join us today to hear her trip report, and if everything went as planned.
    There is much more info included in the audio, so be sure to listen to the episode for a better explanation.
     
     
    Links for this episode:
    Disney World Planning and Tips Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Up Close with Rhinos Tour Quicksilver Leave me a message (including trip report submissions)
    Please use the SpeakPipe link below to leave us a message with your first name, location, and trip info.
    You can do that using your computer or phone at https://www.speakpipe.com/WDWPrepToGo.
     
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    • 3 hr 44 min
    Gideon's Bakehouse Origin Story

    Gideon's Bakehouse Origin Story

    Gideon's Bakehouse opened in 2016 with $800 and one employee. How did this enchanting "small" business end up in Disney Springs? What's the story behind the decor? Dive into the story of the delectable half-pound cookies that took the Disney community by storm. 
    There is much more info included in the audio, so be sure to listen to the episode for a deeper dive into Gideon's Bakehouse.
     
    Links for this episode:
    Connect with Steve on Instagram Gideon's Bakehouse Gideon's Bakehouse Menu Valhalla Bakery - Orlando's go-to Vegan Bakery DVC Rentals Leave me a message (including trip report submissions) Please use the SpeakPipe link below to leave us a message with your first name, location, and trip info.
     
    You can do that using your computer or phone at https://www.speakpipe.com/WDWPrepToGo.
     
    Subscribe to get new episodes There are a few ways to get new episodes of WDW Prep To Go (if you're used to listening on the website, subscribe so you can take new episodes with you on your phone)
    Subscribe in iTunes  (and please leave a review!) Subscribe in Google Play Subscribe to the feed Listen on Stitcher Follow on social media
    Instagram Twitter Facebook Pinterest TikTok YouTube Become a Patron
    Get a quote request for a future trip from Small World Vacations
    Visit the site
    Check out the new WDW Prep merch!
     
     

    • 55 min
    Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Strategy & Thoughts

    Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Strategy & Thoughts

    Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is one of the most popular events at Disney World, and it comes with all sorts of opportunities to celebrate the holiday in a family-friendly style. With tons of rare characters, lots of candy, and the opportunity to dress up in costumes, this party is sure to please fans of all ages.
    Here are some of our favorite tips for making the most of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. 
    There is much more info included in the audio, so be sure to listen to the episode for a deeper dive into Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
    Daily Updates begin at 32:36
     
    Links for this episode:
    10 Wickedly Good Tips for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2022 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Food (exclusive treats, dining options) Boo To You Parade & More 2022 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Entertainment 2022 Disney World Halloween Events (a complete guide) 6 Disney Gift Card tips Designer Park Company -Use code “WDWPrep” to save 10% Leave me a message (including Trip Report Submissions and Quick Tips) Please use the SpeakPipe link below to leave us a message with your first name, location, and trip info.
     
    You can do that using your computer or phone at https://www.speakpipe.com/WDWPrepToGo.
     
    Subscribe to get new episodes There are a few ways to get new episodes of WDW Prep To Go (if you're used to listening on the website, subscribe so you can take new episodes with you on your phone)
    Subscribe in iTunes  (and please leave a review!) Subscribe in Google Play Subscribe to the feed Listen on Stitcher Follow on social media
    Instagram Twitter Facebook Pinterest TikTok YouTube Become a Patron
    Get a quote request for a future trip from Small World Vacations
    Visit the site
    Check out the new WDW Prep merch!
     
     

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

MelandBry ,

Best trip reports + great bonus interviews!

Shannon’s the best - smart, consistently has the most accurate info for trip planning, genuinely interested in people’s trips and helping them figure out the right fit for THEM, and honest about her own values and passions, and wanted to jump on to say how much I loved the recent interview with the owner of Gideon’s - I love his thinking and way of doing business - one more reason to get your cookie and cold brew fix there! Really great to find out the back story and his business philosophy - such a good episode!

JCdoodz ,

Great podcast!

I’ve been listening to this podcast for years. I really enjoy the trip reports and also the informative episodes (the Gideon’s one was awesome!)

abosque08 ,

Informative and Fun!

I absolutely love listening to Shannon’s podcasts. There is always so many tips and tricks to make our trips better and easier. My favorites are the Trip Reports as I really enjoy hearing how others handle their Disney vacations.

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