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Episode 6-24-19 | Be Our Guest Podcast

It’s the third show in our mini-series comparing similar Walt Disney World Resort! Today we give the advantages and disadvantages to booking Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort vs. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort. We discuss rooms, theme, dining, transportation, discounts, shopping, and much more for each resort! To listen to Be Our Guest Podcast episodes, you can visit our download page, listen on Stitcher, subscribe on iTunes or even listen on Spotify. You can even watch our videos on YouTube.

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Episode 6-17-19 | Be Our Guest Podcast

Thank you sincerely for allowing us to produce this show for 1,500 episodes! We are so thankful that you support all that we do! We are all here again and the phone lines are open! Rikki starts off with a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Pam, Rikki, and Mike are then here answering your great questions! Today’s topics include some serious “fanny pack” discussion, a live review of the new Three Bridges Bar & Grill at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, questions about pool hopping, and much more! Also, On advice from one of our great listeners, we are here again to continue a mini-series comparing and contrasting “sister resorts” down at Walt Disney World! Today we give the advantages and disadvantages to booking Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter vs. Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resorts. We discuss rooms, theme, dining, transportation, discounts, shopping, and much more for each resort! To listen to Be Our Guest Podcast episodes, you can visit our download page, listen on Stitcher, subscribe on iTunes or even listen on Spotify. You can even watch our videos on YouTube.

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Be Our Guest Podcast Give Kids the World Fundraiser Extravaganza

Be Our Guest Podcast Give Kids the World Fundraiser Extravaganza

For 10 years, the Be Our Guest Podcast has been proud to spread a bit of magic and help raise funds for Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee, Florida. In those 10 years, our fantastic listeners have helped us to raise over $148,300 for the facility. This year, in honor of our 10 year anniversary, we have decided to make some exciting changes to allow for even more of our listeners to make a difference and be part of the fun.   For 2019, we are introducing the Be Our Guest Podcast Give Kids the World Fundraiser Extravaganza. We are kicking off the festivities this year, live from Give Kids the World on Friday, July 5. During our introduction, we will be interviewing Give Kids the World President, Pamela Landwirth and showcasing the village and what it all it has to offer. We will even have some behind the scenes sneak previews of some of the exciting changes and additions that are taking place in the village. Participate in the fun and join us on our Be Our Guest Podcast Facebook page on July 5.   Throughout the year, we will be holding three separate four hour live shows/auctions. More details on how these will work will be released on July 5. We believe that by holding three separate live shows, this will allow more flexibility in our ability to raise even more money for Give Kids the World. In addition, this year, the Be Our Guest Podcast is proud to now partner with our friends at Magical Wishes for Kids. Magical Wishes for Kids is a 501c3 with a goal of helping to send critically ill children and their families on cost free vacations to central Florida through Give Kids The World Village. Magical Wishes for Kids is the sponsor of the popular Indy Disney Meet. The pairing between the Be Our Guest Podcast and Magical Wishes for Kids is a perfect match and we are grateful to partner with this fantastic organization. The Be Our Guest Podcast Give Kids the World Fundraiser Extravaganza will still include the auction element. This year, there will be three separate auctions – one for each live show! We are now accepting donations for the auction portion of our event. For those who are looking to donate items for the auction, please email Rikki at bogpauction@gmail.com The Be Our Guest Podcast is excited to once again help raise money for Give Kids the World. This charity is special to all our hearts because of its goal to spread the magic. To find out more information, please visit www.beourguestpodcast.com, follow along with us on Twitter and Instagram at @beourguestpod, or on Facebook at Be Our Guest Podcast. Sincerely, The Be Our Guest Podcast Crew Mike, Rikki, and Pam

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Episode 6-10-19 | Be Our Guest Podcast

Mike, Pam, and Rikki are here again to talk about Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts! We discuss how these sister resorts in the Epcot Area are similar and different, dining options at each, the amazing Stormalong Bay mini-water park, recreation activities, transportation and a lot more! In addition, we are here answering your great questions on our episode of the Be Our Guest Podcast! Today’s topics include some tough decisions – Sanaa or Homecomin’, Three Bridges or Toledo, “selling” the Christmas season to friends and family for the next trip, Candlelight Processional Dining Package advice, Extra, Extra Magic Hours and Galaxy’s Edge, and much more! To listen to Be Our Guest Podcast episodes, you can visit our download page, listen on Stitcher, subscribe on iTunes or even listen on Spotify. You can even watch our videos on YouTube.

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Episode 6-3-19 | Be Our Guest Podcast

On today’s Be Our Guest Podcast episodes, Pam, Rikki, and Mike are here offering up tons of new things to experience on your next Walt Disney World trip! From the NBA Experience to over a half-dozen new restaurants, new snacks, shows, new events at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween and Very Merry Christmas Parties, decorations at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, there is so much to do! In addition, with our Listener Questions show, today’s topics include finding a new thing to do each trip when you travel to Walt Disney World often, the best Moderate Resort Pool, best use of an “Anytime Fastpass”, upgrading to Gran Destino Tower at Coronado Springs Resort, and much more! To listen to Be Our Guest Podcast episodes, you can visit our download page, listen on Stitcher, subscribe on iTunes or even listen on Spotify. You can even watch our videos on YouTube.

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Episode 5-29-19 | Be Our Guest Podcast

On today’s Be Our Guest Podcast, Mike is here solo to answer your Listener Questions! We also take your calls LIVE during the show! Plus, we have two BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS! Today’s topics include traveling to Walt Disney World in the summer (tips, perks, dealing with heat), when you can start booking for the 50th anniversary at Walt Disney World, traveling to Walt Disney World during Christmas, After Hours Vs. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and much more! Also, it’s Graduation season and Mike and Rikki are here to give our Commencement speeches to the Class of 2019 Walt Disney World travelers! If you are are getting the undergrad degree for your first trip to Walt Disney World, we’ve got things for you to consider. Even if you have a Pd.D in Disney travel, we might have some sage thoughts to help your next trip be a bit better! To listen to Be Our Guest Podcast episodes, you can visit our download page, listen on Stitcher, subscribe on iTunes or even listen on Spotify. You can even watch our videos on YouTube.

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Sign Up for the 2019 Rahlmann Double Dip Run

The 2019 Rahlmann Double Dip Run is a fun walk/run that will be happening on the BOGP 5.0 Cruise June 30 and July 1 on Castaway Cay. Any one else looking to participate can do so by joining in the fun virtually! The best part? This is a fundraiser to benefit Give Kids the World! The 2019 Rahlmann Double Dip Run is designed for the whole family to participate! So, grab everyone in your household and get out there. If you would like to sign up, you can do so by choosing visiting here. All participants completing their “double dip” (2 5Ks) virtually will receive their medal distributed through Magical Wishes for Kids and The Magic for Less Travel after the event has concluded. Cruisers will receive their medal on Castaway Cay. SIGN UP DETAILS: If you are participating on the BOGP 5.0 Cruise or would like to run/walk virtually with the cruisers on June 30th and July 1st, SIGN UP DEADLINE is June 25th by selecting the ticket(s) that applies to you. If you are not participating during the BOGP cruise (in-person or virtually), your deadline for sign up is September 1st. The cost of this event is $5.00 for those who will be sailing on the BOGP cruise. For those not sailing, it will cost $20 for adults (ages 12 and up) and $5 for kids (ages 11 and younger.) For those who have signed up, you will receive an email confirmation of your purchase. We will use your sign up address information to ship out all participant medals (one package per household). Best of luck to those running/walking and we hope you have fun as we raise money for a good cause.

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Be Our Guest Podcast | Episode 5/13/19

Pam is back from a great preview of so many new things happening at Walt Disney World! Hear her thoughts on going behind the curtain at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! She also discusses visiting Disney’s Riviera Resort (opening in December 2019), the Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort (and how check-in will change for everyone), awesome treats around the resort, Typhoon Lagoon’s H2O nights, and much more! On this edition of the Be Our Guest Podcast, we also answer your listener questions. Today’s topics include lots of questions on the newly-announced Extra, Extra Magic Hours for the summer and fall, which resorts are best for younger kids, dessert party vs. Fantasyland Early Morning Magic, best resort for first Dopey Challenge, and much more! To listen to Be Our Guest Podcast episodes, you can visit our download page, listen on Stitcher, subscribe on iTunes or even listen on Spotify. You can even watch our videos on YouTube.

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Be Our Guest Podcast | Episode 4/29/19

On today’s Be Our Guest Podcast, we talk about some of the best and worst queues in all four Walt Disney World theme parks – Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, as well as answer your listener questions. Let us know your thoughts in the comments. To listen to episodes, you can visit our download page, listen on Stitcher, subscribe on iTunes or even listen on Spotify. You can even watch our videos on YouTube.

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Be Our Guest Podcast | Episode 4/22/19

On today’s Be Our Guest Podcast, we discuss what it’s like to visit Disneyland Paris (as well as London) as an American for the first time, as well as answer your listener questions. Let us know your thoughts in the comments. To listen to episodes, you can visit our download page, listen on Stitcher, subscribe on iTunes or even listen on Spotify. You can even watch our videos on YouTube.

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