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If you are a busy, overwhelmed parent trying to plan a dream Disney vacation, this is the podcast for you. Expert travel planners Mary and Melissa share their best tips to maximize your family’s Disney or Universal experience. Both certified travel agents, these busy home-schooling moms have planned more than 300 memorable Disney and Universal Orlando family experiences. They have been recognized with Magellan, Earmarked, and Top Sales awards.

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If you are a busy, overwhelmed parent trying to plan a dream Disney vacation, this is the podcast for you. Expert travel planners Mary and Melissa share their best tips to maximize your family’s Disney or Universal experience. Both certified travel agents, these busy home-schooling moms have planned more than 300 memorable Disney and Universal Orlando family experiences. They have been recognized with Magellan, Earmarked, and Top Sales awards.

Have a Pixie Dust kinda day

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    Episode 26: Birthday Celebrations at WDW for ages 10 and under

    Episode 26: Birthday Celebrations at WDW for ages 10 and under

    Celebrations at Walt Disney World are magical for all ages. However, celebrating your birthday there as a kid is as magical as flying with Peter Pan to Neverland. Join your podcast hosts, Mary Yohannan and Melissa Snyder, along with special guest, Emily Nugent from Life is Better Traveling as we talk about the special things she did for her kids birthday’s at Disney.



    Emily talks about this one thing she did before going to Disney that made the entire week special for her son. Listen in to make sure you know what she did that had all the cast members wishing her son a Happy Birthday everywhere they went!







    Thinking of taking a Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando celecation? Start planning today with one of the Life is Better Traveling travel agents. All of our agents are Authorized Disney Travel Professionals. Simply fill out the form below to start planning today!


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    • 31 min
    Episode 24: The Most Amazing Shirts for Disney

    Episode 24: The Most Amazing Shirts for Disney

    Many people get shirts made for their Disney vacation so everyone looks the same, and let’s be honest it makes for great pictures. Join your podcast hosts, Mary Yohannan and Melissa Snyder, as they talk with the founder of Fun and Fancy Tees, Morgan Jones.



    Morgan Jones, founder of Fun and Fancy Tees



    These shirts are amazing! I really think you should just head to Morgan’s Etsy site to check them out and buy one today!




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    • 34 min
    Episode 23 Educational Experiences at Walt Disney World Parks

    Episode 23 Educational Experiences at Walt Disney World Parks

    You can still incorporate some education into your kids Disney summer vacation. Join podcast hosts, Mary Yohannan and Melissa Snyder, as they talk about educational experiences at Walt Disney World.
    Summertime is just around the corner. If you are thinking of taking the kids to Walt Disney World for sun and fun, go for it! However, you can sneak in a few educational aspects during the Disney vacation. We have done this ourselves when taking our kids to Walt Disney World. One of our favorite educational experiences is actually in the Animal Kingdom, listen to find out why our families have to do this every time we go!
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    • 39 min
    Special Edition: A Guide to Simplifying Your Mask Wearing at Disney

    Special Edition: A Guide to Simplifying Your Mask Wearing at Disney

    Wondering what it is like to really wear a mask at Disney in the summer? Wondering if Disney really enforces their mask policy? Join your hosts, Mary Yohannan and Melissa Snyder, along with special guest Heather Joyce, Life is Better Traveling travel agent, as we talk about mask wearing in the summer heat.


    Walt Disney World in the summer is already hot, then add a face mask to the mix. We talk about how many masks to bring for each person in your party. We also talk about the mask relief areas, and how it can be hard to find them.
    Did you think you might get a break from your mask while you are on the ride? Think again, Disney knows your not wearing a mask so expect to get a message.
    Lastly, we talk about the ways to get lots of water walking around the parks, even while wearing a mask. Looking for pool tips? We have you covered. Of course, you don’t want to miss out BIGGEST tip on the best ways to wash your masks at the end of the day. This tip doesn’t include a washing machine!





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    • 27 min
    Episode 22 Disney Foods that Beat the Heat

    Episode 22 Disney Foods that Beat the Heat

    Disney food is the best food and they have so many food that will help you beat the Orlando heat. Join your podcast hosts, Mary Yohannan and Melissa Snyder, as they talk about their favorite food to cool down.
    Disney has so many iconic foods from the Kitchen Sink to their Mickey Ear ice cream bars. We talk about the Mickey Ear bars, but some of our other favorites include cupcakes, an amazing Ice Cream truck, and this iconic Orange Bird’s sweet, cool treat.
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    • 32 min
    Episode 20 Romantic Universal Orlando Resorts

    Episode 20 Romantic Universal Orlando Resorts

    Universal Orlando Resorts is one of our favorite places to getaway with your significant other. Your hosts, Mary Yohannan and Melissa Snyder, talk about their most favorite romantic property resorts. One resort we talk about will take you away to another country.



    If you have children who are below the height requirements for some of the more thrill rides, taking a romantic getaway is a perfect reason. We talk about rides you can really enjoy without the kids including one of Mary’s favorites, Escape from Gringott’s.



    Of course we have to talk about food. Melissa loves food so it natural that we discuss some great places in the resorts, parks, and at CityWalk. If you are looking to split a BIG dessert, then listen to find out which place we recommend.



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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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eenuge1! ,

Very informative

A Disney vacation can be super stressful. Mary and Melissa give you all the details and info! They are also very entertaining!

Rmwt123 ,

Very informative!

Mary and Melissa give all you need to know to stay up-to-date on Disney and Universal. From COVID-19 guidelines to holiday food and activities, they are covering it all. This is worth listening to for every fan and soon-to-be traveler, new and experienced!

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