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This award-winning podcast features Monday, Wednesday, and Friday shows that focus on Disney resorts, theme parks, attractions, restaurants, dining, runDisney, vacation tips and much more. Join hosts Mike Rahlmann, Rikki Niblett, Scott Gardner, and Pam Forrester and take a fun and family-friendly dive into the world of Disney vacation planning.

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This award-winning podcast features Monday, Wednesday, and Friday shows that focus on Disney resorts, theme parks, attractions, restaurants, dining, runDisney, vacation tips and much more. Join hosts Mike Rahlmann, Rikki Niblett, Scott Gardner, and Pam Forrester and take a fun and family-friendly dive into the world of Disney vacation planning.

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Disneyland at Halloween, Oogie Boogie Bash, Main Street Tour, Great Meals, Sisterly Fun - BOGP 2510

6/23/2024
We are excited to have Silvia, Aly, and Ariel joining us today from Seattle, Washing to talk about their trip to Disneyland last fall specifically for the Oogie Boogie Bash! We hear about their journey down from the Pacific Northwest, the huge ordeal with securing these tickets, great meals at locations like Napa Rose, Goofy's Kitchen, Blue Bayou, Cafe Orleans, and more! We also discuss some off-site fun, shopping and dining at Downtown Disney and much more! Was Oogie Boogie Bash worth all of this trouble and would they do it again? Listen in to hear what they have to say! We hope you can continue the conversation with us this week in the Be Our Guest Podcast Clubhouse at www.beourguestpodcast.com/discord! Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today’s podcast!

Duration:01:04:51

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Pam's Inaugural Cruise to Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point on the Disney Magic - BOGP 2509

6/20/2024
Today we have Mike, Rikki, and Pam back together for some fun Disney Cruise Line talk! Pam has just returned from the inaugural cruise to Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, Disney Cruise Line's newest private island experience in the Bahamas! We talk about her thoughts on the Disney Magic, then discuss this new island paradise! We talk about the pier (that has been the talk of social media!), the beaches, dining options, cabanas, authenticity of the Bahamian experience, and more! Please share your thoughts over on the Discord channel at www.beourguestpodcast.com/discord. We hope you enjoy today’s podcast! Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com. Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today’s podcast!

Duration:00:41:00

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BOGP Open Line - June 16, 2024 - Scott Leaves the USA, Palo or Remy 3-Night Cruise, International Travel Tips, AP Previews - BOGP 2508

6/19/2024
This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, June 16, 2024! Tonight, Mike & Scott were back together and they took your calls for the hour! We lead off the show having a fun discussion about these last couple of days before Scott heads off to Europe for his 19-day vacation! What is he worried about and most excited for on this epic trip? We also get a great call from Pennsylvania asking if they should do Palo or Remy on a 3-night Disney Dream cruise. Jenniffer calls in from St. Charles, Missouri to give lots of great international travel tips, as she had just returned from London within the last day! We also hear from Vero Mike down in Florida about his AP experiences with Tiana's Bayou Adventure, Communicore Hall, and more! Come join us in the BOGP Clubhouse this week at www.beourguestpodcast.com/discord. Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com. Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Become a patron of the Be Our Guest Podcast over at www.patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

Duration:01:03:04

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Listener Questions - BOGP Cruise 7 Announcement, California Grill or Lounge, Cake Bake Shop Menu, More Drones - BOGP 2507

6/18/2024
Mike, Pam, and Rikki are here today answering your awesome Listener Questions! First, we finally make the announcement of the details for the BOGP Cruise 7! You have to visit the BOGP Clubhouse today initially to get the details! Then, we have questions about what we think will be offered on the menu at the Cake Bake Shop on Disney's Boardwalk, if the drone show at Disney Springs will be extended past this fall, cruising with toddlers, booking an ADR at California Grill or just going with the lounge experience, and much more! Please come join the BOGP Clubhouse on our Discord channel at www.beourguestpodcast.com/discord! Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today’s podcast!

Duration:00:46:27

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Disney's Boulder Ridge Villas, VIP Tour Day, Vero Beach Experience, Family Memories - BOGP 2506

6/16/2024
Today we are excited to head down to Tennessee to speak with Listener Ryan (and his three awesome daughters!) about his trip with extended family to the Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort in a 2-Bedroom Villa and Deluxe Studio! We discuss his background with Disney and how he enjoys the "gamification" of a Disney trip, and I think that is something that most of us really like as well! We also hear about his day with a "VIP Tour Guide" and everything that goes into this very special experience! Finally, we talk about his final couple of days down at Disney's Very Beach Resort as well! We hope you can continue the conversation with us this week in the Be Our Guest Podcast Clubhouse at www.beourguestpodcast.com/discord! Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today’s podcast!

Duration:01:02:58

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Queue-ing It Up at Walt Disney World - BOGP 2505

6/13/2024
Happy Father's Day this weekend to all of our Disney dads out there! We hope it is a great weekend for you! Today, Mike & Scott are discussing various queues around Walt Disney World! Which are the hottest in the summer? Which are the longest? What is a queue we wish we could experience just one more time? Were interactive queues a success or failure? What are our Top 3 Queues at Walt Disney World right now? This and more on today's show! Please share your thoughts over on the Discord channel at www.beourguestpodcast.com/discord. We hope you enjoy today’s podcast! Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com. Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today’s podcast!

Duration:00:49:15

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BOGP Open Line - June 9, 2024 - Closing Time at WDW Lounges, First Time Disney Cruiser Review, 4 Parks/1 Day at 8, More - BOGP 2504

6/12/2024
This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, June 9, 2024! Tonight, Mike & Scott were back together and they took your calls for the hour! We lead off the show having a fun discussion about the first-impressions of the new Communicore Hall space coming to Epcot and also memories of Innoventions from the former Future World! We then get some calls discussing closing times at the lounges around the Walt Disney World monorail resorts and some things that might surprise you! Rogers also calls in from Arkansas to give his thoughts on this first Disney Cruise on the Wish and we compare this ship to the others in the fleet, and he also lets us know how his daughter (at just 8 years old!) did 4 parks in 1 day! Incredible! Lots of other fun calls as well to round out today's show! Come join us in the BOGP Clubhouse this week at www.beourguestpodcast.com/discord. Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com. Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Become a patron of the Be Our Guest Podcast over at www.patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

Duration:01:05:49

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Listener Questions - June 12, 2024 - Documentation for Disney Cruise Line, Genie+ Strategy for 2-Day Trip, "Discovering" WDW - BOGP 2503

6/11/2024
Mike and Scott are here today answering your awesome Listener Questions! First, Scott gives an update on his 19-day European trip that will start just one week from today! Then, we have questions about booking accommodations at DVC resorts for Springtime Surprise Weekend, documentation needed to sail with Disney Cruise Line, planning to use Genie+ efficiently for a 2-day stay prior to a first-time Disney Cruise, "discovering" Walt Disney World for a guest who has been to Disneyland over 100 times, and much more! Please come join the BOGP Clubhouse on our Discord channel at www.beourguestpodcast.com/discord! Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today’s podcast!

Duration:00:46:58

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BOGP Open Line - June 5, 2024 - Live WDW Trip Report from Coronado, Fantasy Eastern Caribbean Review, Genie+ Tips - BOGP 2502

6/9/2024
This is a BONUS Live Call-in Show today as we had a last-minute cancellation for the Trip Report interview! We opened up the phone lines and got calls from Tricia LIVE from Disney's Coronado Springs with a review of her stay at French Quarter and her meal just an hour prior at Maya Grill! We also got a great review from Marco in South Carolina of his Disney Fantasy Eastern Caribbean Cruise! Emily called in to discuss strategies for using Genie+ with Park Hopping on her upcoming trip awe well! Lots of other fun calls as well to round out today's show! Come join us in the BOGP Clubhouse this week at www.beourguestpodcast.com/discord. Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com. Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Become a patron of the Be Our Guest Podcast over at www.patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

Duration:01:06:48

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Quick-Service Dining Highlights at the Walt Disney World Skyliner Resorts - BOGP 2501

6/6/2024
Today Mike and Pam are here discussing some great Quick-Serving dining options at the restaurants along the Skyliner route between Disney's Art of Animation Resort/Disney's Pop Century Resort and Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort/Disney's Rivera Resort! We break down the breakfast/lunch/dinner menus to give some highlights, as well as hit some snacks, drinks, and more! We also give tips as to how to get the most out out those Disney Dining Plan credits as well Please share your thoughts over on the Discord channel at www.beourguestpodcast.com/discord. We hope you enjoy today’s podcast! Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com. Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today’s podcast!

Duration:00:49:03

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BOGP Open Line - June 2, 2024 - Tiana's Spoiler-FULL Videos, Days Before Your Disney Trip, Uber or Driving to Epcot, More - BOGP 2500

6/5/2024
This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, June 2, 2024! Tonight, Mike & Scott were back together and they took your calls for the hour! We lead off the show having a fun discussion about all of the spoiler-FULL videos that Disney is posting around Tiana's Bayou Adventure over the last week. What are their intentions with these? Did you watch them? What are your thoughts on these? Also, Mike is going crazy in these 30 days or so leading up to his cruise - what do YOU do to pass the time when it is too soon to pack but not much is left to do to get ready for the trip? We also talk solo trips to Walt Disney World, a DVC purchase, and much more! Lots of other fun calls as well to round out today's show! Come join us in the BOGP Clubhouse this week at www.beourguestpodcast.com/discord. Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com. Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Become a patron of the Be Our Guest Podcast over at www.patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

Duration:01:04:53

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Listener Questions - June 5, 2024 - Back-to-Back Cruise Logistics, 2024 WDW Discounts, Stroller Etiquette, More - BOGP 2499

6/4/2024
Mike and Pam are here today answering some great listener questions! Today we discuss the logistics of taking back-to-back cruises with Disney Cruise Line and why this might be something to consider over a traditional 7-night sailing! We also get a great question about "stroller etiquette" for Walt Disney World transportation and in the theme parks! Another question that comes up is about discounts for Walt Disney World for the remainder of 2024 and booking the end of 2025. This and much more on today's show! Please come join the BOGP Clubhouse on our Discord channel at www.beourguestpodcast.com/discord! Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today’s podcast!

Duration:00:46:56

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Disney Magic 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise & Disney Wish Concierge 3-Night Sailing - BOGP 2498

6/2/2024
We have one more Disney Cruise Line show for you today as we head to Philadelphia to speak with Listener Sharon about a couple of cruises that she took within a month of each other! We spend the majority of the show discussing her sailing on the Disney Magic on a 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruise out of Miami with her 2 young children and husband. We discuss the ports, rotational dining, onboard entertainment, kids' clubs, and more! Then, we talk about her experience two weeks prior sailing Concierge-level on the Disney Wish on a 3-night Bahamian sailing and compare the two ships a bit! We hope you can continue the conversation with us this week in the Be Our Guest Podcast Clubhouse at www.beourguestpodcast.com/discord! Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today’s podcast!

Duration:01:00:45

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One Positive & One Negative for Each Walt Disney World Deluxe Resort - BOGP 2497

5/30/2024
Mike, Pam, and Scott are here to get the weekend started with some fun Walt Disney World Resort hotel talk! Today, we share one pro & con for each Deluxe Walt Disney World hotel! These are all things to think about before you decide where to stay on your next Walt Disney World vacation. What would you add to our list? Please share your thoughts over on the Discord channel at www.beourguestpodcast.com/discord. We hope you enjoy today’s podcast! Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com. Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today’s podcast!

Duration:00:58:32

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BOGP After Hours on Memorial Day 2024 - Mike, Scott & Jared from the BOGP Studios - BOGP 2496

5/29/2024
Today we have something totally different for your Thursday! With the Memorial Day Weekend and terrible storms with power outages in the area this past weekend, we didn't have a Live Call-in Show on Sunday night. However, we did have ScottyG in town from Michigan, as well as our friend Jared from over in Illinois! While they were visiting here in the BOGP Studios later on Sunday evening, during our tour of the Studio, we went LIVE and interacted with well over 100 listeners and recorded it. Today, you get to hear 3 great friends just having fun on the holiday weekend sharing a love of Disney with friends from around the world. I know this isn't our typical show and hope you will allow this deviation from the format today, but also hope that maybe this will be a fun distraction to your normal work day as well! Have a wonderful Thursday! See you over in the BOGP Clubhouse at www.beourguestpodcast.com/discord!

Duration:00:31:38

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Listener Questions - May 29, 2024 - Fireworks Dessert Parties, Solo Day Ideas, Disney Cruise Private Dining, Disney Dining Plan - BOGP 2495

5/28/2024
Mike and Pam are here today answering some great listener questions! Today we discuss a couple of questions about the fireworks dessert parties and if they are a good value and if so, which ones might offer the best option for different types of families. We also have a discussion about requesting a private table or dining with other families on Disney Cruise Line. The best values on the Quick-Service Disney Dining Plan are also discussed, as is the "Ultimate Solo Day" for a guest who is headed down a day before the rest of the family in October! This and much more on today's show! Please come join the BOGP Clubhouse on our Discord channel at www.beourguestpodcast.com/discord! Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today’s podcast!

Duration:00:51:54

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4 Generation Trip to Walt Disney World - VIP Experiences, Capture Your Moment, Escape Room at City Walk, Lifetime Memories - BOGP 2494

5/26/2024
We are headed to Wisconsin today as we kick-off Summer 2024 with a 4-Generation trip to Walt Disney World! Listener Sarah joins us to share an amazing trip detailing her off-site stay, the logistics of putting together a trip with so many moving parts, meals at Steakhouse 71, the Boathouse, Jiko, Morimoto Asia, Cowfish, and more! We also hear about a VIP Fireworks experience, a Back to the Future Escape Room at Universal City Walk and much more on today's show! We hope you can continue the conversation with us this week in the Be Our Guest Podcast Clubhouse at www.beourguestpodcast.com/discord! Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today’s podcast!

Duration:00:59:37

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One Positive & One Negative for Each Value & Moderate Walt Disney World Resort - BOGP 2493

5/23/2024
Mike, Pam, and Rikki are here to get the 3-day weekend started with some fun Walt Disney World Resort hotel talk! Today, we each share one pro & con for each Value and Moderate Walt Disney World hotel! These are all things to think about before you decide where to stay on your next Walt Disney World vacation. What would you add to our list? Please share your thoughts over on the Discord channel at www.beourguestpodcast.com/discord. We hope you enjoy today’s podcast! Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com. Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today’s podcast!

Duration:00:45:41

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BOGP Open Line - May 19, 2024 - Disney Quest Memories, POFQ Mini-Review, MNSSHP Thoughts, Character Breakfast Options - BOGP 2492

5/22/2024
This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, May 19, 2024! Tonight, Mike & Scott were back together and they took your calls for the hour! We lead off the show having a fun discussion that came from the BOGP Clubhouse on memories from the old DisneyQuest experience at Downtown Disney! What was your favorite thing to do there? Then, Brandon from New Hampshire shares some thoughts on his stay at Port Orleans French Quarter last month with us! We also have a fun discussion with a caller from Tennessee about his upcoming trip to focus on Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party! Lots of other fun calls as well to round out today's show! Come join us in the BOGP Clubhouse this week at www.beourguestpodcast.com/discord. Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com. Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Become a patron of the Be Our Guest Podcast over at www.patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

Duration:01:05:42

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Listener Questions - May 22, 2024 - Brunch @ Disney Springs, Split Stay Options, MNSSHP & MVMCP 1 Trip, More - BOGP 2491

5/21/2024
Mike, Pam, and Rikki are here today answering some great listener questions! Today we discuss your best options for Brunch around Disney Springs, how to think about dividing your time between two resorts when you do a "split-stay" and give some options for two ideal resorts to consider, discuss some menu options for a nice ice-cream at Salt & Straw at Disney Springs, look at the calendar and try to figure out how to get both a Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party & Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in one trip, and more! Please come join the BOGP Clubhouse on our Discord channel at www.beourguestpodcast.com/discord! Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast. Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast. Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today’s podcast!

Duration:00:44:49