1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast

1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast

1923 Main Street® is a Disney travel podcast hosted by the father daughter team of Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic. Join Mike and Amelia for fun-filled informative discussions as they cover travel to Disney destinations, including Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Vacation Club properties (including Disney Aulani in Hawaii and Disney's Vero Beach Resort in Florida), Disneyland Paris and more. In each episode, Mike and Amelia discuss Disney travel topics from resort hotels, to Disney dining, VIP experiences, special events, theme parks and more. Mike has over 50 years of Disney travel experience, while Amelia brings a younger perspective to the table with 10+ years of Disney travel under her belt. 1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast was nominated for Best Leisure Podcast in the 2021 People's Choice Podcast Awards and Outstanding Kids and Family Series in the 2021 Canadian Podcast Awards.

Episodes

October 19, 2021 35 min

What is the Best Disney World Hotel Pool and Which Hotel Pools are Lacking?

Spending time at your Disney resort hotel pool is a must-do. Every Disney hotel at Walt Disney World has at least one pool, but the Deluxe Disney Resort Hotels has some of the best-themed pools you'll find.

In Episode 95 of The Disney Travel Podcast at 1923 Main Street® we go resort-by-resort and pool-by-pool to discuss and review all 29 hotel pools at W...

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Walt Disney World Your Way: Will Disney's Genie Help or Hinder?

Don't get caught up in too much research when planning your Walt Disney World vacation. That's the discussion in Episode 94 of The Disney Travel Podcast at 1923 Main Street. From choosing a hotel, to Disney dining, events and more, there's enough to fray the nerves of even the most savvy travelers.

With Disney's new Genie and Genie+ planning servi...

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There's More Magic to the Epcot Resort Area Than Meets the Eye

When planning where to stay for your next Walt Disney World vacation, the Epcot resort area is definitely a location to consider. While the Magic Kingdom Resort Area is often in the spotlight, the Epcot resort area offers far more than you may think. With three Deluxe Disney Resort Hotels, two theme parks, plus shopping, dining and entertainment all within walking di...

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How to Deal with (and avoid) Stress on Your Walt Disney World Vacation

While a Disney vacation is a fun and magical experience, Disney World vacations have been known to come with their share of stress. Whether it's in the planning phase or during your visit, Disney stress can appear in so many ways.

In Episode 92 of The Disney Travel Podcast at 1923 Main Street we discuss the causes of Disney vacation stress, including:

  • weather
  • ch...
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    September 21, 2021 28 min

    The Business of Disney Vacation and the Guest Experience

    When you visit Walt Disney World, Disneyland or any other Disney resort around the globe you'll experience a very similar style of guest experience. This doesn't happen by accident and half the time you won't even notice how it shapes the world around you.

    In Episode 91 of The Disney Travel Podcast at 1923 Main Street we explore five key areas that are distinctly Di...

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    Give Your Disney World Vacation a Little Luxury Makeover with these Simple Options

    If you want to do something a little extra special on your next Disney vacation, we're here to help. In Episode 90 of The Disney Travel Podcast at 1923 Main Street we share 10 easy ways that you can elevate your Disney World vacation with a little luxury.

    There's something for everyone no matter what your price range or Disney vacation budget.

    T...

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    Should You Stay in the Disney Springs Resort Area?

    The Disney Springs resort area at Walt Disney World is a very unique neighbourhood with a very different vibe than the other three major resort areas at Disney World.

    With a combination of onsite Disney Deluxe Villas and offsite Good Neighbour hotels from which to choose, there are many accommodation options in this area. You may not be able to walk to a Disney theme park from here, ...

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    Is Disney Doing Enough to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World?

    With less than a month to go before the kick-off of Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary celebrations on October 1, we don't really know a lot about what Disney has planned to mark this momentous occasion.

    Or do we?

    With the big day almost upon us, Disney has release precious little details about what they may have planned to celebrate the golden an...

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    Three Amazing and Rather Shocking Stories from our Disney World Vacation

    Our Walt Disney World vacation of August 2021 was challenging enough, as we visited WDW in the height of Covid and the Delta Variant. So to have all of this happen to us on top of dodging Coronavirus was definitely a challenged that tested our resolve.

    A Follow-Up to Our Trip Report in from Episode 86

    In our last episode we left you with a bit of a cliff hanger a...

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    What's it Like Visiting Walt Disney World in the Midst of Covid?

    Visiting Walt Disney World during times of Covid-19 and the Delta Variant is very different than any experience we have ever had at Walt Disney World. Of course we knew that that would be the case and so we adjusted our trip planning accordingly (which we covered in Episode 85 of The Disney Travel Podcast at 1923 Main Street).

    In this episode, we share how our trip...

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    Not Your Usual Walt Disney World Vacation

    Planning a Walt Disney World vacation during covid is very different. With no FastPasses, limited park hopping and a desire to keep safe and healthy during our stay, we had to do a lot of things differently.

    Plus, with not every resort hotel or restaurant fully available for booking, there are extra layers of things to consider. In Episode 85 of The Disney Travel Podcast at 1923 Main Street ...

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    When Everyone is Telling You it Can't be Done, Try These Tips

    Sometimes at Walt Disney World, especially during very busy times, it can seem impossible to get a reservation that you really want, or the resolution to a problem that is really stressing you out.

    In Episode 84 of The Disney Travel Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com we share our top tips for how to get the things that you really want, even when everyone is telling you that...

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    Which Extra Add-Ons are Worth Paying for When You Book Your Walt Disney World vacation?

    As if booking a Walt Disney World vacation isn't challenging enough, there are several options that you'll have to decide whether or not these are a good investment...or not.

    In Episode 83 of The Disney Travel Podcast at 1923 Main Street we look at four popular add-on on items and share our experiences with each one. These include:

  • Park Hop...
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    The Best Disney Rides After Dark

    Night time is a completely different world inside the parks at Walt Disney World. Everything comes alive with the magic of light and sound. Just about every Disney ride is more fun after dark, but there a handful of Disney World rides that really come alive at night.

    In Episode 82 of The Disney Travel Podcast at 1923 Main Street, we cover the very best Disney World rides to ride at night. We tell you ...

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    Which Rides at Walt Disney World Should be Gone?

    Some Disney rides are eternal classics, but others may have a life span and simply become outdated. So which rides at Walt Disney World are past their prime and either need an update or should be ditched altogether?

    In Episode 81 of The Disney Travel Podcast at 1923 Main Street® we go park-by-park and ride-by-ride at Walt Disney World to share our thoughts on which rides should be ditc...

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    Don't Let Non-Stop Timelines and Disney Theme Park Crowds Rule the Day

    For some travelers, the idea of relaxing on a Walt Disney World vacation may sound like the impossible dream. But the truth is, there are plenty of ways that you can kick back and relax even while vacationing amidst the sights and sounds of the most magical place on earth.

    In Episode 80 of The Disney Travel Podcast at 1923 Main Street, we share the top ways fo...

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    Does the Extra Magic of Nighttime Shows and Parades Make a Big Difference in Disney Parks?

    You don't have to watch a parade or night time show to enjoy a Disney Park, but do these in-park events add to the overall experience? Are they worth the effort with the crowds?

    For the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, Disney has announced a whole new suite of events for The World's Most Magical Celebration. We discuss it all in E...

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    Is a Special Approach Required When Packing for a Disney World Trip?

    What should you pack for a Walt Disney World vacation? Should you do anything different than packing for any other vacation? In Episode 78 of The Disney Travel Podcast at 1923 Main Street, we share two very different strategies for Disney packing.

    What are must-have items? What are don't need items? What should you consider if you're packing for kids?

    We ans...

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    The Glow of a Disney Vacation

    There's a certain glow you get with a Disney vacation to Walt Disney World, Disneyland or pretty much any Disney travel destination. In Episode 77 of The Disney Travel Podcast at 1923 Main Street we discuss the Pre-Glow and Post-Glow stages and just how long the glow will last.

    What Actually Creates the Disney Vacation Glow?

    The Disney vacation glow may be a little different for every traveler, but on...

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    The Very First Thing You Should Do on a Walt Disney World Vacation

    When it comes to Disney vacation firsts, we discuss some of the best options for many of the top firsts you will have. Whether it's your first Walt Disney World vacation or your twenty first, what is the first thing you should do when you:

  • get to your Disney hotel
  • enter your favorite Disney Park
  • feel like sampling some Disney food
  • These firsts and more this week on T...

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