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The Disney DNA Podcast

Join Trent and Jeni and the rest of the Disney DNA Crew as they discuss all things Walt Disney World! Some of their favorite topics are attraction history, vacation tips, trip reports, and everything else to get you ready for your next family vacation.

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Reviving the Magic: Innovating Disney World's Beloved Attractions
In this episode, Trent and Jeni embark on a magical journey to explore areas of Disney World that could benefit from enhancements and updates. The show kicks off with Dinoland USA at Disney's Animal Kingdom, signaling anticipated changes and an expansion inspired by the Yucatan Peninsula. Discussion moves to other iconic attractions such as Carousel of Progress and Tomorrowland's Space Mountain, suggesting modern upgrades for these classics. They advocate for maintaining nostalgia while integrating new elements, like Peter Pan's Flight incorporating interactive features. The conversation includes potential concept ideas for Tomorrowland attrractions, reimagining Peter Pan's Flight, and reviving the Enchanted Tiki Room with current and culturally relevant elements like Moana. The pair argue for balancing tradition with innovation, ensuring Disney World remains a place where past and future collide to create unforgettable experiences. Their dialogue reflects a deep appreciation for Disney's heritage and a forward-thinking vision for its evolution. More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast
42:57 4/18/24
Exploring Disney World's Moderate Resorts with Trent and Jeni
In this episode of the Disney DNA podcast, hosts Trent and Jeni dive into the world of Disney World's moderate resorts, discussing their value in terms of luxury and affordability. They compare room sizes across value, moderate, and deluxe categories, emphasizing the moderate resorts' balance between larger space and reasonable pricing. The episode highlights the specific amenities, dining options, and recreational activities available at moderate resorts, including unique themed rooms and the overall resort atmosphere. They share personal experiences and preferences, advocating for the moderate resorts as an ideal choice for families seeking a blend of comfort and Disney magic without the deluxe price tag. Additionally, transportation options, booking strategies, and the importance of early planning are discussed to help listeners make informed decisions for their Disney vacations. More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel!
42:12 4/5/24
Discovering the Hidden Gem of Nine Dragons at Epcot
In this episode of the Disney DNA podcast, hosts Trent and Jeni explore their favorite hidden gem at Disney's Epcot: the Nine Dragons restaurant. They share their personal experiences dining at the establishment, emphasizing its underrated status among visitors despite its affordable prices, accommodating service, and delicious contemporary Chinese cuisine. Through anecdotes and detailed descriptions of the menu and ambiance, they make a compelling case for why Nine Dragons deserves more recognition and suggest it as a must-try dining destination for Epcot visitors. More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel!
54:36 3/28/24
Magical Disney Planning: From Expert Tips to Heartfelt Family Journeys
This episode of the Disney DNA podcast combines engaging stories and practical advice from the Osburn family. Delve into their love for Disney, sharing memorable experiences, strategies for navigating the parks, managing challenges, and creating lasting memories. Key topics include the importance of pre-trip planning, balancing classic and new attractions, using Disney Vacation Club points, and tips on making the most of limited time. Additionally, the importance of family, sharing the Disney magic at home, and fostering connections with the Disney community are highlighted. The episode is rich with advice on meal planning, utilizing strollers, and dealing with post-Disney blues, making it a valuable resource for anyone looking to enrich their Disney experience. More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel!
94:26 3/20/24
Navigating Disney: Unforgettable Adventures and Handy Insider Tips
Join Trent and Jeni, as they embark on a Disney World voyage filled with fun and surprises. The journey encompasses visits to sprawling resorts, exciting attractions, a wide array of dining options, and unexpected events such as getting drenched and a chance encounter with actor, Ross Lynch. They share their experiences and invaluable insights on navigating ride queues, budgeting, making travel arrangements, and dealing with unforeseen challenges. Their advice and enthusiasm serve as an excellent guide for anyone planning a Disney vacation. More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel!
114:53 3/6/24
Countdown to Magic: Our Family's Walt Disney World Adventure Begins!
Get ready to pack your bags and don your Mickey ears because in this episode of The Disney DNA Podcast, we're gearing up for a magical journey to Walt Disney World! Join Trent and Jeni, as they share their excitement and plans for their upcoming family vacation. From discussing their meticulously crafted itinerary to sharing packing tips and strategies for navigating the parks, this pre-trip report is filled with all the Disney magic you need to kickstart your own adventure. Whether you're a seasoned Disney enthusiast or dreaming of your first visit, this episode is sure to sprinkle some pixie dust into your day. So tune in as they dive into the world of Disney, sharing laughs, memories, and a whole lot of excitement along the way. Get ready to embark on a journey filled with wonder, joy, and the endless possibilities of Walt Disney World! Don't forget to subscribe to The Disney DNA Podcast and join the conversation on social media to stay up-to-date with all things Disney. Let the adventure begin!  More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!
61:10 2/13/24
Frontierland Unveiled: Navigating Disney's Transformations
Welcome to The Disney DNA Podcast, where the magic of Disney comes to life through the eyes of your hosts, Trent and Jeni! Join this dynamic duo on a journey through the enchanting world of Disney, where every episode is a celebration of the magic, memories, and transformations happening in the most beloved theme park – Magic Kingdom. In this episode, Trent and Jeni navigate the recent changes in Frontierland, uncovering the stories behind the closures and reimaginings. From bidding farewell to the classic Country Bears Jamboree to anticipating the arrival of the Country Bears Musical Jamboree, the hosts dive into the nostalgia, sharing their thoughts and fond memories. But that's not all – the podcast takes a detour to Splash Mountain's transformation into Tiana's Bayou Adventure. The hosts discuss the necessity of these changes and explore which other attractions could be in line for updates. The excitement doesn't stop there. Speculations arise around Frontierland possibly transforming into the New Orleans Square of Magic Kingdom. Trent and Jeni invite you to join the conversation, expressing your hopes, worries, and predictions for the future of this iconic land. As the hosts share their perspectives, they encourage you to chime in with your thoughts in the comments section. Do you welcome these changes or resist them? How will they affect the overall theme and atmosphere of Magic Kingdom? Subscribe to The Disney DNA Podcast for a front-row seat to the magic and stay connected with Trent and Jeni on social media for updates and behind-the-scenes fun. Like and follow because, in the world of Disney, every episode is a new adventure waiting to unfold! Tune in, share the magic, and let the enchantment begin! More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!
80:22 1/24/24
Embarking on Enchanting Tunes and Roller Coaster Surprises: A Journey through Disney's Exciting New Chapter!
Get ready for a wild ride on this episode of The Disney DNA Podcast, where the magic never stops! Join your lively hosts, Trent and Jeni, as we plunge into the enchanting world of Walt Disney World. Hold on to your Mickey ears because we're kicking things off with the buzz around the closure of the beloved Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The thrilling Aerosmith-themed ride is taking a breather for a routine refurbishment, and we've got the inside scoop on what this hiatus might mean for the park. Plus, we'll be unleashing our wildest speculations about a potential retheme that has fans buzzing with excitement! But that's not all, folks! We're setting our sights on the heart of the Magic Kingdom, where the iconic Country Bear Jamboree is getting a toe-tapping makeover. Say hello to the "Country Bear Musical Jamboree" hitting the stage in 2024. We'll be breaking down all the toe-tapping details, from how it's revamping classic Disney tunes to exploring different flavors of country music. Get ready for a hoedown like never before! And hold onto your mouse ears because we're not stopping there! We're dishing out the deets on the game-changing updates hitting Disney World starting January 9, 2024. From kicking theme park reservation requirements to the curb for date-based tickets to the triumphant return of all-day Park Hopper access, it's a Disney dream come true! We've got the lowdown on everything you need to know, whether you're planning your next adventure or just soaking up the Disney magic from afar. So, buckle up and join us on this wild ride as we navigate through these thrilling changes and let our imaginations run wild with the possibilities for the future of Disney World. Whether you're a seasoned Disney pro or just a casual fan, this episode is packed to the brim with must-know info. Stay tuned, because the magic is about to unfold in ways you never saw coming! More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!
41:53 1/10/24
Magic Unleashed: Genie+ Excitement, Figment's Debut, and a Disney+ Feast!
On this episode of The Disney DNA Podcast, your friendly hosts Trent and Jeni are taking you on a journey through all the buzz at Walt Disney World. They're chatting about the recent craze for Disney Genie+, sharing how it's causing a bit of a frenzy with early sell-outs at Disney's Hollywood Studios. And hold onto your Mickey ears, because they're also spilling the beans on the new Figment popcorn bucket making its grand entrance at the 2024 Epcot International Festival of the Arts. But that's not all! Trent and Jeni are unraveling the details of the hot-off-the-press 2024 Disney+ subscriber free dining plan offer. Get ready for a blend of info and fun as they dish out the latest and greatest updates from the magical world of Disney. Don't miss out—tune in for a dose of both knowledge and entertainment! More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!
34:20 1/5/24
Magical Morsels and Budget-Friendly Beds: Navigating Walt Disney World's Value Resorts
Step into the magical realm of The Disney DNA Podcast, where Trent and Jeni, your spirited hosts, invite you on a culinary adventure through the wonders of Walt Disney World. Get ready for Episode 610, where the excitement is as contagious as the Disney magic itself. Picture this: "Free Dining Plan for Disney+ Subscribers!" Yes, you heard it right! If you're planning a visit to Walt Disney World in 2024 and you're a Disney+ subscriber, brace yourself for an offer that's as delightful as a Mickey-shaped ice cream. Disney Parks has sprinkled some extra pixie dust, and now, when you book a vacation package at a Disney Resort hotel, you and your crew get a free dining plan! That means feasting at select Disney restaurants without touching your wallet – sounds like a dream, doesn't it? Tune in as we spill the beans on everything you need to know about this fantastical offer. From the nitty-gritty on redemption to the types of dining plans up for grabs, we've got your back. Wondering about the perks of staying at a Disney Resort hotel? We've got that covered too! But hold on, there's more magic! If you're on the lookout for a budget-friendly stay, enter the scene of our value resorts – the hidden gems of Disney World. We're talking Pop Century, Art of Animation, All-Star Movies, All-Star Sports, and All-Star Music. We're breaking them down, comparing them on themes, amenities, transportation, and dining. It's not just information; it's a journey through the enchanting world of affordable fun. So, grab those iconic mouse ears, kick back, and join us for an episode that's as scrumptious as it is economical. And here's a friendly reminder: Subscribe to Disney+ ASAP because this offer is simply too tempting to pass up. Bon appétit, Disney enthusiasts! More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!
31:40 1/3/24
Enchanting Horizons: Disney World's Spectacular New Attractions and Experiences from 2023 to 2024
Welcome to "The DSNY DNA Podcast" with your spirited hosts, Trent and Jeni! Join us on an exhilarating audio adventure as we delve into the enchanting world of Disney, exploring the latest and greatest experiences from 2023 and offering an exclusive sneak peek into the magical offerings awaiting guests in 2024. In this podcast, Trent and Jeni bring the magic to your ears as they unravel the wonders of Disney World, sharing detailed insights and insider information about the newest attractions and experiences. From the high-speed thrills of Tron Lightcycle Run to the delectable delights at Roundup Rodeo BBQ, and the immersive Journey of Water inspired by Moana, we've got all the details to make your Disney dreams come true. But that's not all – the duo dives into the upcoming enchantments set to grace Disney World in 2024, including Tiana's Bayou Adventure, the Disney's Polynesian Resort DVC Tower, and the revamped Country Bear Jamboree. Stay tuned for the latest on the return of the Disney Dining Plan and the exciting update to Star Tours featuring Ahsoka! Whether you're a Disney fanatic planning your next visit or simply seeking a dose of the magical world, Trent and Jeni are your trusted guides, unraveling the DSNY DNA one podcast episode at a time. Get ready to ignite your Disney passion and experience the enchantment from your headphones – it's The DSNY DNA Podcast, where the magic comes to life! More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!
39:25 12/30/23
Spinning Tea Cups and Soaring Skies: Navigating Motion Sickness at Disney World
Join Trent and Jeni, your Disney aficionados on The DSNY DNA Podcast, as they take you on a thrilling journey through the dizzying world of Walt Disney World attractions. In this episode, our dynamic duo explores the rides that could leave even the most seasoned Disney enthusiasts reaching for the motion sickness bags. From the classic twirls of the Mad Tea Party at Magic Kingdom to the heart-pounding drops of Tower of Terror at Hollywood Studios, Trent and Jeni break down the most stomach-churning experiences in each park. Discover tips and tricks to combat motion sickness, whether it's sitting in the front or middle of the ride, focusing on a fixed point in the distance, or employing the magic of ginger. Buckle up for a park-by-park breakdown, including the disorienting spins of Astro Orbiter, the intense G-forces of Mission: SPACE at Epcot, the high-speed escapades of Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, and the breathtaking flights on Flight of Passage at Animal Kingdom. Whether you're a Disney pro or planning your first magical adventure, this episode is your guide to navigating the exhilarating and sometimes nauseating world of Disney World attractions. Tune in, laugh, and learn with Trent and Jeni on The DSNY DNA Podcast! More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!
66:05 12/29/23
The Happenings at Walt Disney World: Record Crowds, In-App Purchase Warnings, Bonus Reservations, and More!
Welcome to the DSNY DNA Podcast! In this episode, Trent and Jeni discuss the latest happenings at Walt Disney World. They start by discussing the record crowds predicted at Orlando International Airport this holiday season. They also talk about the in-app purchases warning on My Disney Experience app. They then dive into the January bonus reservations at Walt Disney World. They also discuss the Disney Genie which sold out in record time at Walt Disney World. They also talk about the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith which is closing for a lengthy refurbishment in early 2024. Finally, they discuss a family who bought $10,000 in gift cards for their Disney trip and realized they were for Disney+ instead of Disney World. They also talk about the early premiere of Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Tune in to this episode to stay up-to-date with the latest happenings at Walt Disney World! More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!
27:26 12/22/23
Virtual Queues, Baby Elephants, and The Little Mermaid
In this episode of The DSNY DNA Podcast, Trent and Jeni bring you the latest news, tips, and trends from the world of Walt Disney World. They discuss the new virtual queue system and how it affects your park experience, the Disney Genie and Lightning Lane prices and how to get the best value for your money, the adorable baby elephant Corra and her family at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the Disney Incredi-Pass and how to use the Good to Go days without park reservations, the park hopper option and how it works with the virtual queues, the Disney Jollywood Nights event and why you don’t want to miss it, and the new attraction coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2024: The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure. Tune in and let Trent and Jeni bring some Disney magic to your ears. More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!
39:54 12/20/23
Celebrating Legends and Sweet Treats: A Disney World Update
In this episode of The DSNY DNA Podcast, Trent and Jeni discuss the latest happenings at Walt Disney World. They start by wishing a happy 98th birthday to Dick Van Dyke, a beloved actor and Disney Legend. They then pay tribute to another Disney Legend, Dick Nunis, who passed away at the age of 91. Trent and Jeni also talk about the new sweet treat called the Cookie Bar at Summer House on the Lake and the new laid-back California dining restaurant at the same location. They wrap up the episode by discussing the holiday decor added to Epcot’s New World Celebration Gardens and the upcoming refurbishment of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!
46:48 12/15/23
Finding the Magic: Tips for Choosing Your Perfect Disney World Hotel
In this episode of The Disney DNA Podcast, hosts Trent and Jeni delve into the controversial topic of why some guests harbor disdain for certain Disney World hotel rooms. From issues of size and layout to a lack of amenities and variety, and even exploring concerns about the price and value, the hosts candidly explore the common complaints and criticisms guests have raised about their resort stays. But fear not, as they also provide valuable tips on how to navigate these challenges and choose the perfect Disney World hotel for an enchanting and memorable vacation. Tune in for an insightful discussion that uncovers the secrets behind the magic and helps you make the most of your stay in the happiest place on Earth. More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!
42:59 12/12/23
EPCOT's Musical Journey: Unveiling Luminous the Symphony of Us
Welcome to The DSNY DNA Podcast, where the magic of Disney meets the art of storytelling! Join your host Trent as he takes you on a journey through the enchanting world of EPCOT's nighttime spectaculars. In this episode, he dives into the legacy of "Illuminations: Reflections of Earth," the emotional ride of "EPCOT Forever," and the divisive "Harmonious" that took center stage during Disney World's 50th Anniversary celebration. But hold on tight, because the real star of the show is the grand premiere of "Luminous the Symphony of Us" on Walt Disney's birthday, December 5, 2023. Trent explores the breathtaking music that forms the core of the show, the emphasis on human connection and storytelling, and his personal thoughts on this dazzling addition to EPCOT's nighttime lineup. As EPCOT's transformation nears completion, Trent also discuss the new World Celebration Gardens and the "Walt the Dreamer" statue, offering insights into the park's rich history and promising future. Whether you're a Disney aficionado or planning your first visit, this episode is your golden ticket to the heart of EPCOT's magic. So, tune in and let the Disney vibes flow as Trent unravels the symphony of emotions that is "Luminous the Symphony of Us." And remember, the magic continues with the Disney100 celebration, where dreams come true through December 31, 2023. Get ready to light up your Disney DNA with another dose of enchantment on The DSNY DNA Podcast! More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!
35:15 12/8/23
Legacy of Laughter: The Enduring Impact of Walt Disney
Hello, Disney aficionados, and welcome to another enchanting episode of 'The DSNY DNA Podcast'! I'm your host, Trent, joined by the wonderful Jeni. Today, we're diving into the extraordinary world of Walt Disney – a celebration of the visionary behind the magic. Get ready for a magical journey through 'Walt's World' as we explore his life and legacy. Let the Disney DNA magic begin! **Segment 1: The Early Years** "Join Trent and Jeni as we kick off our journey in the early years of Walt Disney. Born on December 5, 1901, in Hermosa, Chicago, Walt's passion for drawing shaped the iconic Mickey Mouse and laid the foundation for the Disney empire. Let's unravel the DNA of Disney's creative genius!" **Segment 2: Disneyland's Magical Beginnings** "Fast forward to 1955 – the birth of Disneyland, where Walt's dream took shape. Trent and Jeni guide you through the magical beginnings of this groundbreaking theme park. Explore the attractions and innovations that continue to captivate audiences worldwide." **Segment 3: Walt Disney's Lasting Legacy** "Beyond animation and theme parks, Walt's impact reached film, television, and a lasting legacy. Join us as we delve into the enduring influence of Walt Disney's vision, from Snow White to Star Wars, shaping the world of entertainment." **Segment 4: Celebrating Walt's Birthday Today** "Today, we celebrate Walt's birthday! Discover how fans around the globe pay tribute to this visionary. Trent and Jeni explore fan events, Disney-themed parties, and more. Share your stories with us using #DSNYDNACelebration!" **Segment 5: Walt Disney Quotes** "Experience the wisdom of Walt Disney through timeless quotes. Join Trent and Jeni as we reflect on his inspiring words and explore how they resonate with us. Which quote speaks to your Disney DNA?" **Dream Dinner Discussion:** "Imagine dining with Walt Disney! Trent and Jeni invite you to dream and discuss any aspect of the Disney universe. What topic or project would you choose – animated classics, theme park attractions, or the future of Disney innovation?" **Favorite Disney Impact:** "Share your favorite Disney movie or character and reveal how it left a lasting impact on your life. From childhood classics to recent discoveries, Trent and Jeni want to hear the magic behind your Disney favorites." **Imaginary Theme Park Attraction:** "Let your creativity shine! Design a brand new Disney theme park attraction inspired by Walt's vision. Describe the setting, characters, and the magical experience you envision for park visitors. Trent and Jeni want to hear your imaginative ideas!" **Cherished Disney Memory:** "Open your hearts and share your most cherished Disney memory or experience with Trent and Jeni. Whether it's a moment in the parks, a movie night, or a personal connection to Disney magic – let's hear the stories that make the Disney experience special for you." **Walt's Proud Achievement: ** "If Walt Disney were alive today, what do you think he would be most proud of regarding the Disney legacy? From theme parks to animation to global impact, what aspects of the modern Disney world do you believe would bring a smile to Walt's face?" Join Trent and Jeni for a magical journey through 'Walt's World' on 'The DSNY DNA Podcast' – where the Disney DNA runs deep, and the legacy of Walt Disney lives on!" More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!  
42:23 12/6/23
Beyond Basics: What Sets Disney World Experts Apart
Welcome to The DSNY DNA Podacst, where we dive deep into the world of Disney with your hosts, Trent and Jeni. Join us as we uncover the secrets that set Disney World experts apart from the casual park-goers. In this episode, we unveil the strategies and insider tips that make these Disney aficionados stand out: 1. **Strategic Ride Planning**: Learn why they avoid rope dropping the most popular rides and instead opt for lesser-known attractions with shorter wait times. 2. **Hidden Menus Mastery**: Discover how Disney experts navigate hidden menus, getting their unique cravings satisfied while leaving others in awe. 3. **Smart Packing Techniques**: Uncover the essentials they pack in a small bag, ensuring a hassle-free day in the park with smart choices like a belt bag and multiple portable chargers. 4. **My Disney Experience App Magic**: Explore how the My Disney Experience app becomes their ultimate tool for checking wait times, making dining reservations, and even ordering food on the go. 5. **Maximizing Extra Magic Hours**: Find out how they make the most of extra time in the parks, whether it's riding attractions or enjoying the magic after regular hours. 6. **Genie+ for Queue-Free Experiences**: Learn why waiting in long lines is a thing of the past for these experts as they utilize Genie+ to reserve ride times in advance. 7. **Choosing the Perfect Time to Visit**: Understand the art of avoiding peak seasons and discovering the perks of visiting during the off-season. 8. **Strategic Rest and Recharge**: Delve into the importance of taking breaks throughout the day, allowing for a chance to rest and recharge. 9. **Prime Parade and Fireworks Viewing Spots**: Get the inside scoop on the best locations to witness parades and fireworks, ensuring a front-row experience. 10. **Mastering Disney's Photogenic Spots**: Uncover the secrets behind capturing the perfect shot at iconic photo locations within the parks. 11. **Navigating Disney Transportation Like a Pro**: From monorails to boats, discover the best transportation options to effortlessly move around the parks and resorts. As we wrap up another insightful episode of The DSNY DNA Podcast, be sure to subscribe on YouTube to our channel for the latest updates. Find us on your favorite podcast platform, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook at TheDSNYDNAPodcast for exclusive content and behind-the-scenes moments. More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!  
43:26 12/1/23
Riding Banshees and Escaping Yetis: A Disney Adventure
Welcome to Episode 600 of The DSNY DNA Podcast! Join your hosts, Trent and Jeni, as they dive deep into the heart of Disney's Animal Kingdom attractions. In this special episode, it's all about love it or change it! First up on the magical journey is the Navi River Journey—a Mystical River Ride that takes you through a visually stunning and mysterious river, surrounded by the wonders of Pandora. Feel the positive energy as you encounter the legendary Na’vi Shaman of Songs and experience the power of her music. Then, brace yourself for an Amazing Aerial Adventure on the Avatar Flight of Passage. Board your own mountain banshee and explore Pandora's incredible landscape. It's a thrilling expedition that allows you to test yourself like a Na’vi. Prepare for a Yeti encounter on Expedition Everest! Board a train to the "top of the world" and race to escape the cursed mountain before the Yeti claims another expedition. It's a high-speed, high-thrill adventure you won't forget. If you're up for a rip-roaring river adventure, hop on Kali River Rapids. Raft down a dramatic 20-foot slope, skim across geysers, and navigate through fast-moving rapids in this exhilarating experience. For a truly wild adventure, embark on Kilimanjaro Safaris. Explore the Harambe Wildlife Reserve, home to over 30 species living in picturesque landscapes. Every safari is a unique and unforgettable experience with animals having minds of their own. Dive into the big blue and beyond with Finding Nemo: The Big Blue and Beyond, a spectacular stage show set in the underwater world of Disney and Pixar’s Finding Nemo. Experience the classic movie, The Lion King, in a larger-than-life show filled with songs, pageantry, and puppetry. For a dino ride in the sky, climb aboard TriceraTop Spin. Designed for little ones and the young-at-heart, control your dinosaur's flight with an onboard lever or joystick. Become an honorary insect in "It's Tough to Be a Bug!" Watch an "Off-Bugway" show filled with 3D movie effects, Audio-Animatronics figures, and in-theater 4D surprises hosted by Flik from A Bug's Life. Finally, embark on a Race Against Time in Dinosaur. Join a secret mission to bring a 3.5-ton Iguanadon back to the present, all while avoiding life-like dinosaurs and fiery meteors. Will you make your escape before becoming extinct? Join Trent and Jeni on this thrilling episode as they explore, critique, and celebrate the enchanting Animal Kingdom attractions. It's an episode packed with adventure, laughs, and the magic that only Disney can deliver! More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!  
68:31 11/29/23
Enchanted Memories: Giving Thanks the Disney Way
Join hosts Trent and Jeni as they embark on a heartfelt journey of gratitude in this special Thanksgiving edition of The DSNY DNA Podcast. Get ready to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Walt Disney World and discover the top 10 things Trent and Jeni are thankful for. **Episode Highlights:** 1. **Magical Memories:** Take a trip down memory lane as Trent and Jeni share their most cherished moments spent with family and friends at Walt Disney World. 2. **Iconic Attractions:** Explore the magic of timeless attractions that have left an indelible mark on our hosts' Disney adventures. 3. **Timeless Characters:** Dive into the world of beloved Disney characters and hear the personal connections that make them so special. 4. **Innovation and Imagineering:** Uncover the creativity and innovation behind the scenes, crafted by the legendary Disney Imagineers. 5. **Magical Events:** Join the celebration as Trent and Jeni recount the joyous festivals and events that have added extra sparkle to their Disney experiences. 6. **Disney Resorts:** Experience the magic of Disney resorts through the eyes of our hosts, sharing their favorite stays and immersive moments. 7. **Culinary Delights:** Indulge your senses in the delectable Disney treats and dining experiences that have left Trent and Jeni craving for more. 8. **Entertainment and Shows:** Relive the magic of parades, fireworks, and live shows that have captivated our hosts' hearts. 9. **Special Milestones:** Celebrate with Trent and Jeni as they look back on special occasions and milestones celebrated at Walt Disney World. 10. **Impact on the Podcast and Community:** Discover the profound influence Walt Disney World has had on The DSNY DNA Podcast and the incredible community that has formed around it. Subscribe now and be part of the Thanksgiving magic with Trent and Jeni. Whether you're a Disney aficionado or a casual fan, this special episode is sure to warm your heart and leave you with a grateful smile. Get ready to be immersed in the magic of Thanksgiving with The DSNY DNA Podcast!  More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel!
62:46 11/22/23
The Ultimate Disney Experience: Must-See Queues That Make the Magic Happen!
Join hosts Trent and Jeni on a magical journey through Disney World's enchanting queues in this captivating episode of The DSNY DNA Podcast! From the ghostly mysteries of the Haunted Mansion to the family-friendly charm of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, we unravel the magic that transforms waiting in line into an integral part of the Disney experience. Explore the immersive details of each queue, from the eerie ambiance of the Haunted Mansion's graveyard to the whimsical world of the Seven Dwarfs. Soar through Pandora in Avatar Flight of Passage and set sail into the swashbuckling world of Pirates of the Caribbean. Don't miss insider insights that will enhance your next visit to the happiest place on Earth. Subscribe to The DSNY DNA Podcast for a dose of Disney magic and discover how these queues set the stage for the thrilling adventures that follow. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. A heartfelt thank you to our Club DNA Patreon members for their incredible support. Join us as we celebrate the enchantment of Disney queues, and remember, if you've got the time, we've got the Disney magic waiting for you! More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel!
47:40 11/17/23
Budgeting Bliss: Navigating Your Disney World Vacation Like a Pro
Welcome to The DSNY DNA Podcast! In this episode, we're diving into eight essential tips to ensure your Disney adventure is both enchanting and cost-effective. **Thrill Tactics: Mastering Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane Budgeting** Kick off your journey with us as we explore how to make the most of Lightning Lane options without breaking the bank. **Agent of Magic: Unleashing the Power of Disney's Travel Experts** Discover the world of authorized Disney travel agents and learn how their expertise can transform your planning experience. **Resort Roulette: Finding the Perfect Disney Stay Without Breaking the Bank** Navigate the array of Disney resorts with confidence, ensuring your accommodation suits your family's needs and your budget. **Pixie Dollars: Turning Disney Gift Cards into Magical Savings** Uncover the secret of using Disney gift cards to save gradually and smartly, adding an extra sprinkle of magic to your budget. **Culinary Quest: Conquering Disney Dining Costs Like a Pro** Don't let dining costs surprise you—prepare and conquer with tips on how to manage your meals and snacks without breaking the bank. **Discount Discoveries: Unveiling Hidden Gems in Your Disney Budget** Maximize your savings by seeking out discounts on dining, shopping, and more, turning your Disney adventure into an affordable delight. **Budget Zen: Crafting a Stress-Free Disney Spending Plan** Banish budget worries with practical advice on creating a stress-free spending plan for your Disney vacation. **Kid Coin Magic: Fun Ways for Youngsters to Fund their Disney Dreams** Engage your kids in the excitement by allowing them to earn their spending money, turning the budgeting process into a magical experience for the whole family. Join us on this budgeting journey, and let's turn your Disney dreams into a reality without breaking the bank!  More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!
66:50 11/15/23
Monorail Marvels: The Truth Behind EPCOT's Loop and Spaceship Earth's Tilted Tale
Welcome to The DSNY DNA Podcast! I’m Trent, and I’m Jeni, your hosts taking you on a magical journey through the myths and truths of Disney. New episodes drop every Wednesday and Friday, so don’t miss out! In this episode, we’re diving into the heart of EPCOT’s mysteries. From debunking the myth behind EPCOT’s acronym to revealing the secrets of the Living Seas aquarium, we leave no stone unturned. Join us as we explore the truth behind Spaceship Earth’s design, the Moroccan Pavilion’s ownership, and the rumors of a secret tunnel system in EPCOT. Discover the real stories behind the attractions, like The American Adventure’s animatronics and the closure of Horizons. Did you know the Voices of Liberty singers aren’t a family but incredible talents chosen by Disney? And we’ll set the record straight on the World Showcase pavilion staff. We’ll also address the misconception about the EPCOT monorail’s speed and Spaceship Earth’s not-so-perfect sphere. Don’t miss out on the fascinating facts about EPCOT’s logo and the origin of the famous acronym. As we wrap up, a special shoutout to our Club DNA Patreon members – your support means the world to us! Remember, if you’ve got the time, we’ve got the Disney magic! Tune in, subscribe, and join us in unraveling the enchanting secrets of EPCOT. See you in the next episode!  More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!
41:22 11/8/23
Gingerbread Dreams & Muppet Magic: A Disney Holiday Extravaganza Unveiled!
Welcome to The DSNY DNA Podcast, where we unravel the magical strands that make up the enchanting world of Disney. I'm your host, Trent, joined by the wonderful Jeni, and in today's festive episode, we're diving into the holiday wonderland that is Walt Disney World! First up, we're all aglow with excitement as we unwrap the news of the Christmas tree's grand arrival at Magic Kingdom. Picture a symphony of lights and decorations transforming the park into a winter wonderland. But that's not all – we've got the scoop on the Jingle Cruise's triumphant return for the 2023 holiday season. Get ready for a boatload of seasonal cheer as we navigate through the magical twists and turns of this beloved attraction. And speaking of music that makes our hearts soar, get ready for a harmonious revelation! The musical score for 'Luminous: The Symphony of Us' coming to EPCOT is packed with the magical melodies of music. Trent and Jeni are here to break down the tunes that will leave you humming all the way home. But wait, there's more in store! Join us as we explore Disney's Hollywood Studios, where the classic Muppet*Vision 3D is getting a makeover with brand-new seats. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for the vibrant addition of new banners that add an extra dash of pizzazz to the Hollywood magic. And what's the holiday season without the delightful aroma of gingerbread wafting through the air? We've got the full lineup of the 2023 Walt Disney World Gingerbread Displays, including the enchanting Yacht Club Lighthouse. It's a treat for the eyes and the taste buds! Last but certainly not least, we're unveiling the opening dates you've been waiting for. Tune in as we spill the beans on the much-anticipated events and experiences that will make your 2023 Walt Disney World visit truly magical. So, grab your Mickey ears and join Trent and Jeni as we unravel the enchanting tapestry of Disney magic in this holly, jolly episode of The DSNY DNA Podcast! More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!
34:01 11/4/23
Moving to the Mouse - Unpacking the Pixie-Dusted Pros and Tricky Cons of Living Near Disney World in Orlando!
Embark on a Magical Journey with Trent and Jeni! Join us in Episode 594 of The DSNY DNA Podcast as we dive into the whimsical world of "Moving to the Mouse!" Imagine waking up to the enchanting melodies of Main Street, USA, or deciding on a whim to stroll through Epcot's World Showcase - because you can! What's In Store? Proximity to the Magic:    - Discover the pure joy of living just a heartbeat away from Disney's magic, where spontaneous adventures await! Annual Passholder Perks:    - Unlock the treasure chest of exclusive events, jaw-dropping discounts, and the magic of experiencing Disney year-round. Immersive Community:    - Hear heartwarming tales of forming bonds with neighbors who share the same love for Disney enchantment. Access to Disney Employment:    - Explore the thrilling career opportunities that living in Orlando can open up in the spellbinding world of Disney. Cost of Living, Tourist Crowds, Weather, and Traffic:    - Navigate the twists and turns of the cost of living, the ebb and flow of tourist crowds, the whims of Florida weather, and the intricate dance of Orlando traffic. Engaging Discussion:    - Join the dynamic conversation as Trent and Jeni share personal stories, insights, and contrasting viewpoints, making this episode a rollercoaster of emotions and laughter! Conclusion:    - Wrap up your day with a sprinkle of Disney magic and gain a fresh perspective on what it truly means to live in the shadow of Cinderella Castle. Don't miss out on the laughter, insights, and a touch of pixie dust! Hit play now and let the Disney DNA Podcast cast a spell on your day! More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!
40:11 11/1/23
Spooky Streaming Delights: Top 5 Disney+ Movies for a Halloween Movie Night
Welcome, Disney enthusiasts, to a bewitching episode of The DSNY DNA Podcast! Join your spirited hosts, Trent and Jeni, as they embark on a magical journey through the spookiest corners of Disney+ in "Spooky Streaming Delights: Top 5 Disney+ Movies for a Halloween Movie Night." In this enchanting episode, Trent and Jeni unearth their favorite Halloween gems from the Disney+ treasure trove. From timeless classics to hidden gems, they'll guide you through the must-watch movies that will cast a spell on your Halloween movie night. But what's a movie marathon without the perfect snacks? Fear not! Trent and Jeni dive into the snack realm, pairing each cinematic delight with the ideal treats to elevate your viewing experience. It's a culinary adventure as they share their top picks for the ultimate Disney+ Halloween movie night feast. So, whether you're craving a nostalgic trip with "Hocus Pocus" or looking for a new spooky favorite, The DSNY DNA Podcast has you covered. Tune in, grab your favorite treats, and get ready for a magical blend of Disney+ delights and Halloween thrills. Spooky Streaming Delights awaits – because when it comes to Halloween magic, it's all in the DSNY DNA! More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!
40:30 10/27/23
The Disney Dining Dilemma: Are Character Meals Worth It?
Welcome to The DSNY DNA Podcast, where hosts Trent and Jeni unravel the enchanting world of Disney character meals. In this episode, "The Disney Dining Dilemma: Are Character Meals Worth It?" we dive into the captivating realm of character dining at Walt Disney World. We kick things off by defining Disney character meals—dining experiences where beloved characters join you at the table, transforming mealtime into a magical adventure. From Chef Mickey's to Cinderella's Royal Table, we explore the iconic locations where you can share a meal with your favorite Disney characters. We explore the undeniable pros of character meals, delving into the magical atmosphere, the joy on children's faces, and the immersive environments of these themed restaurants. But, as we uncover the potential downsides, including long wait times, crowded dining areas, and the looming question of whether the cost justifies the experience. Breaking down the dollars and cents with a comprehensive cost analysis, we question whether you're paying for the characters, the food, or the overall Disney experience. From Chef Mickey's to 'Ohana, we dissect the pricing of each character meal to help you make an informed decision. We delve into the culinary side of character meals. It's not just about the characters; it's about the food too. We evaluate the quality and variety of the cuisine, comparing character meals to non-themed dining options in the parks. Sharing insider tips and tricks to make the most of your character dining experience, we cover everything from reservation strategies to choosing the right location and time. Dedicated to our listeners, we feature their diverse experiences with Disney character meals. From magical moments to valuable insights, our community shares their perspectives on whether the magic is truly worth the investment. As we reach the grand finale, we summarize the key points and provide our verdict—are Disney's character meals truly worth it? Join us as we leave you with some final thoughts and bid you farewell until our next magical adventure on The DSNY DNA Podcast! More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!
60:37 10/25/23
Breaking Down Disney's Price Hikes: Memory Maker, Parking, and Annual Passes Unveiled
Welcome to another episode of The DSNY DNA Podcast with your hosts, Trent and Jeni! In this eye-opening episode, we dive deep into the magical world of Disney to unpack the recent price hikes that have left fans buzzing. Get ready as we break down the nitty-gritty details of Disney's latest adjustments, covering everything from Memory Maker to parking fees and the changes to annual passes. **Episode Highlights:** - Unveiling the Mysteries of Memory Maker: How Disney's photo magic comes at a new cost. - Navigating the Parking Maze: The ins and outs of the updated parking fees. - Annual Passes Exposed: What the changes mean for loyal Disney enthusiasts. - Diving into Water Park Ticket Tweaks: Splash-worthy surprises you need to know. - Park Hopper Puzzle: Understanding the new rules and costs for this popular perk. Join us as we dissect the financial facets of the Happiest Place on Earth, sharing insights, tips, and maybe a sprinkle of pixie dust to help you navigate the updated landscape. Whether you're a seasoned annual pass holder or a first-time visitor, this episode is your key to understanding the magic behind Disney's recent pricing decisions. Tune in and discover the secrets behind the enchanted curtain, only on The DSNY DNA Podcast! Because when it comes to Disney, your hosts Trent and Jeni have the DNA for all things magical. Don't miss it!  More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!
38:53 10/18/23
Enchanted Choices: A Disney Would You Rather Extravaganza!
Welcome to "The DSNY DNA Podcast," where magic meets decision-making! Join your hosts, Trent and Jeni, as they navigate the enchanting universe of Disney World through a series of whimsical and thought-provoking "Would You Rather" scenarios. Whether you're a seasoned Disney fanatic or planning your very first visit, Trent and Jeni bring a perfect blend of expertise, humor, and genuine love for all things Disney. In this episode, our dynamic duo explores the most intriguing dilemmas that every Disney enthusiast dreams of facing. From choosing between iconic attractions to deciding on the best way to experience the magic, Trent and Jeni guide you through the fantastical landscape with laughter, insights, and a touch of pixie dust. Get ready to delve into the heart of Disney's DNA, discovering hidden gems, insider tips, and the ultimate must-do experiences. Whether you're daydreaming about your next visit or reminiscing about past adventures, "The DSNY DNA Podcast" is your passport to the magical world of Disney. Subscribe now and let Trent and Jeni be your trusty guides through the land where dreams come true. It's time to unlock the secrets of the DSNY DNA and make every Disney decision a magical one! More information about the podcast can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast Like and Subscribe over at our YouTube channel! And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!
20:29 10/13/23

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