1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast

1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast

1923 Main Street® is an award-winning* Disney travel podcast hosted by the father daughter team of Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic. This is your source for the latest Disney travel news and what it all means for you. Join Mike and Amelia for fun-filled informative discussions as they share the latest Disney travel news every week. Get the latest news for 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 the very latest Disney travel news 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 11+ years of Disney travel at the age of 13. *1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast won the Canadian Podcast Award for Outstanding Kids & Family Series in 2022 and has been nominated for Best Podcast Awards at the People's Choice Podcast Awards and the Canadian Podcast Awards.

Episodes

November 29, 2022 14 min

EPCOT Festival of the Holidays 2022 is Here and Runs Through December 30


In last week's episode we shared the complete Foodie Guide for the 2022 EPCOT Festival of the Holidays (including our top picks), this week we share everything else you need to know for EPCOT Festival of the Holidays...


Disney rides are getting into the holiday spirit at EPCOT. Living with the Land – Glimmering Greenhouses is a holiday overlay version of thi...

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What the New Disney World Ticket Pricing Will Mean for You


Beginning December 8, Walt Disney World will introduce park-specific pricing on 1-day, 1-park tickets. This means you will now have to select a date and theme park before buying your park ticket. When you buy a 1-Day ticket for a specific date and theme park, a theme park reservation will automatically be made for you at the time of purchase. 


For Disney travelers who buy mul...

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Disneyland Adventureland Treehouse will Return with a New Look in 2023

There are more details about the future of the treehouse in Adventureland at Disneyland park.


When it reopens in 2023 the Adventureland Treehouse will be themed after Walt Disney’s Swiss Family Robinson tree house--just as it is in Walt Disney World. This is likely because Disney is working on a remake of the 1960 movie as a new Swiss Family series on Disney+.


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Foodie Guide to Disney Holiday Gingerbread Treats and Displays 2022

If you've ever been to Disneyland or Walt Disney World during the holidays, you know that the sights and smells of Disney gingerbread displays are the true showstopper. 


So Disney pastry teams have been hard at work bringing gingerbread holiday traditions to life for 2022. 

Here is everything you need to know about Disney Christmas gingerbread for this holiday sea...

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Blizzard Beach Water Park Reopens November 13 at Walt Disney World (But you Might Not Like Some of the New Additions)


Just in time for Winter, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is set to reopen for the holiday season. Following a lengthy refurbishment, Blizzard Beach has a few surprises in store -- most notably that is has been rethemed with elements from Frozen. 

Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Here's what's in store i...

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More Restaurants are Reopening at Walt Disney World (including character dining)

Three more restaurants will soon reopen at Walt Disney World: Tusker House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, and Akershus Royal Banquet Hall at EPCOT.


Starting November 1, Tusker House will transition to an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet. For breakfast the menu will include an assortment of pastries (like Zeb...

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Disney Genie+ will now cost you more at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort


To manage demand for Disney Genie+, Disney is has switched to a variable pricing model, but in our opinion the price still is not high enough to curb demand.


At Disneyland Resort, Disney Genie+ now costs $25 per day when purchased in advance as an add-on with a new ticket or vacation packages. Single-day purchases through the Disneyland app wi...

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Disney100 Celebration Begins on January 27, 2023

The Disney100 anniversary celebration will officially kick off on January 27, 2023 at Disneyland Resort with special limited-time offerings taking place for all of 2023.


Starting January 27, Disneyland will get new platinum-infused décor across the resort, including new sparkling looks for Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their pals, along with special food and beverage offerings, mercha...

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Disney After Hours Events Return in January at Walt Disney World Resort!

Disney After Hours events will return to Walt Disney World starting in January 2023, with the kick off on January 4, 2023 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and January 9 at Magic Kingdom Park. 


Disney After Hours are separately ticketed events that give you access to the park for three extra hours after regular park closing. You get free ice cream, popcorn and selec...

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EPCOT Turns 40 on October 1, 2022


EPCOT wasn't always a park that was slated for success. A quick look back at the creation of Disney's first park not modelled after a Magic Kingdom.


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EPCOT 40th Anniversary Merchandise Revealed

The new EPCOT 40th Anniversary Collection is available for purchase as of October 1, 2022, with additional items arriving throughout the month. The collection features retro and nostalgic designs that ...

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Christmas or Halloween? Which is a Better Time to Visit Walt Disney World


In Episode 143 of the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923 Main Street we discuss which of these two popular holiday periods is the best time to plan a vacation to Walt Disney World Resort.

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Foodie Guide to Halloween Bites From the Resorts of Walt Disney World


Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

Worl...

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Everything New for Disney Parks and Resorts from D23 Expo 2022

 

So What's Next for Disney Parks?

You won't believe what's coming behind Big Thunder Mountain at Walt Disney World

 

This is Disney's Blue Sky sneak peak of what's coming down the road for Disney Parks. This portion of the D23 Expo had the biggest cheer of anything announced in 2022.


First though, Josh D'Amaro announced what's happening with Dinol...

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There's a New DVC Lounge Coming to Disneyland


Disney Vacation Club announced the first Member Lounge coming to Disneyland Resort in California and it is expected to open in the first half of 2023. The lounge will be located in Tomorrowland and be called “Disney Vacation Club Star View Station.” 

Located on the second floor of the Star Wars: Launch Bay building, the space-themed lounge will be home to a dedicated Disney Vacation C...

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Walt Disney World Park Pass Reservation System gets an Improvement

One of the biggest pains of the Disney World Park Pass system -- other than the fact that it still exists at all -- has been fixed. You can now modify a park reservation, including date, park and party members (subject to availability), rather than having to cancel and re-book.

You can also book theme park reservations with different admission types – so whether you’r...

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Trip Report Disney's Vero Beach and Walt Disney World - August 2022

 

Disney's Vero Beach Resort

 

Still one of the best hidden gems among Disney resort properties in Florida. The property and Cast Members here are warm and welcoming.

 

Beach changes, campfire, local dining and activities (Ay Jalisco, Squid Lips, Round Island, Sebastian Inlet), room review

 

Walt Disney World Resort

 

BLT issues, Halloween Party rough start but good ...

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Should Walt Disney World Have a Scary Halloween Party?

 

100 episodes ago -- all the way back in episode 38 -- we talked about what we would do if we were in charge of Walt Disney World. One of the things we'd both love to see is a fifth park that has a villains theme. Disney Villains need a place to call their own.

 

A villains park -- including our Maleficent-themed coaster called Villified -- would be the ideal location for a tr...

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Foodie Guide: Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and More

 

This year Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park is filled with plenty of eats and treats to get you in the Halloween spirit. The Disney culinary teams have conjured up some frightfully fun delights and these are our top picks for the 2022 edition of MNSSHP. So if filling your Halloween bag with candy in Magic Kingdom Park isn't enough for you...

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A Sneak Peek at the New Menu at Disney's BoardWalk Deli (Opening Soon!)

 

Opening later this summer (it's already August, so we're not sure when it will be), the BoardWalk Deli is the reimagined version of the former BoardWalk Bakery. Here's a sneak peek of some of the new deli offerings coming to the BoardWalk Deli with inspiration coming from New York and the Jersey Shore. Everything will be baked in house.

 

For brea...

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MagicBand+ is Here
Is it worth the hype and money?

 

You can now get a brand new Disney MagicBand+ for your Walt Disney World vacation. 

 

Is it worth getting? Do you plan to get one? Is it worth the upgrade from MagicBand 2? 

Maybe, but we think Disney really dropped the ball here. MagicBand+ has questionable value. What Disney really should have done was release a Disney smart watch. We predict that a Disney MagicBand Watch...

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DOLE Whip Now Has its Own Disney Day of Celebration

Fun Facts About Dole Whip


Dole Whip is a soft-serve dairy free and gluten free frozen dessert created by the Dole Food Company in 1984. 

Since 2013 it has been fully vegan. It first appeared as an attraction in the Disneyland Enchanted Tiki Room. According to the official Dole website, a 2/3 cup serving of Dole Whip contains 110 calories and 25-27 carbs (depending on the flavor).

 

Rem...

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