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Be Our Guest WDW Podcast

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200 episodes
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, and Pam Forrester and take a fun and family-friendly dive into the world of Disney vacation planning.

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Caribbean Beach & Pop Century Resorts, Flower & Garden Festival, March/April 2021 - BOGP 1897

Today we are headed to Virginia to speak with Listener Kara about two trips she took to Walt Disney World this spring! First, we discuss her stay with her fiancee at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort in March. Then, we talk about her trip with her good friend to Disney's Pop Century Resort in April. …

Beautiful Backdrops for Photos at Walt Disney World - BOGP 1896

Happy Mother's Day to all of the Disney Moms in our family! We hope you have a great weekend! Today, Mike and Rikki talk about what Rikki does over at TheMouseForLess.com to get the information out on a daily basis. Then, we talk about places that you could take some beautiful "Senior Pictures" in …

Listener Questions - May 5, 2021 - BOGP 1895

Pam and Mike are here answering your listener questions. We discuss the benefits of using a Disney Visa for your next Disney vacation, adding nights on to an existing reservation when availability is very tight, car rental concerns, which resorts to our on your "off-day", and much more! We hope you…

2 Bedroom Villa at Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village, Great Meals, Fun Memories, April 2021 - BOGP 1894

We are excited to have Listener Geno from South Carolina joining us today to recap his trip from just a couple of weeks back! We dive into his stay in a 2 Bedroom Villa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village - Savannah View, visiting the theme parks, especially Disney's Hollywood Studios…

Would You Rather at Walt Disney World - BOGP 1893

Let's have some fun here on a Friday and have some planning discussions at the same time! Today we get a bunch of "Would You Rather" situations from our Discord servers to discuss! Would you rather have the Magic Kingdom Skyway or 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea back? How about the Osborne Lights vs. …

BOGP Open Line - April 25, 2021 - BOGP 1892

This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, April 25, 2021! During this show, Mike & Scott discuss the news of the week including the return of three Walt Disney World Resorts this summer: Disney's Beach Club Resort, Disney's Boardwalk Inn and Disney's Wilderness Lodge. We also discu…

Listener Questions - April 28, 2021 - BOGP 1891

Pam, Rikki, and Mike are here answering your listener questions. We discuss if dinner at the Riviera is worth the trip, best place to get a Quick-Service meal at Disney's Hollywood Studios, accessibility with Disney's Magical Express transportation, hotel and park occupancy questions, room request …

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, Universal's Cabana Bay Resort, March 2021 - BOGP 1890

We are headed up to Wisconsin today to speak with Listener Scott about his trip to Walt Disney World and Universal in late February/early March! We discuss his thoughts on staying at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, traveling with just his two youngest kids, seeing his kids making memories together…

Why Do We Do What We Do at Walt Disney World? - BOGP 1889

Happy Friday, everyone! We all make dozens of choices when it comes to planning our next Walt Disney World vacation and even more when we are down at the resort. Why do you do what you do? Why choose Boardwalk Inn, Beach Club or Yacht Club over the other? Why choose the room type that you do? Why d…

BOGP Open Line - April 18, 2021 - BOGP 1888

This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, April 18, 2021! During this show, Mike & Scott discuss the news of the week including hand-washing stations disappearing from the theme parks, the expected return of the Peoplemover at the Magic Kingdom, theme park reservations at Disneylan…

Listener Questions - April 21, 2021 - BOGP 1887

Pam, Rikki, and Mike are here answering your listener questions. We discuss if now is the time to visit Blizzard Beach, if you should take a mid-day break to enjoy your pool or if it is better to go first thing in the morning, spreading out the crowds a bit with more restaurants and attractions pos…

Boardwalk Villas Lock-Off, Family of 5, Great Parks, Meals, Memories - January 2021 - BOGP 1886

Today Listener Missy from Arkansas is our guest to speak about her family trip to Boardwalk Villas last January! We discuss how she fell in love with Walt Disney World on a trip when her kids were very young, why certain resorts mean so much to us, and then we get into her trip from January 2021! W…

Roundtable Tips for a Better WDW Trip - BOGP 1885

Today Pam, Rikki, and Mike each take a few minutes to share some important thoughts that might help you plan a better Walt Disney World vacation! Mike talks about built-in iOS features that you can use on your mobile device to make your next trip more efficient. Rikki talks about personal Photopass…

BOGP Open Line - April 11, 2021 - BOGP 1884

This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, April 11, 2021! During this show, Mike & Scott discuss the news of the week including Mears announcing a replacement for Disney's Magical Express coming in 2022, Club Cool coming back to Epcot, mask-less selfies are now an option at Walt Di…

Listener Questions - April 14, 2021 - BOGP 1883

Pam, Rikki, and Mike are here answering your listener questions. We discuss using Disney Gift Cards and Disney Visa Rewards Points with the My Disney Experience app, best ways to get to and from Universal, quick feedback from a listener who was at Walt Disney World last week regarding the pool situ…

Finding YOUR Nostalgia at Walt Disney World - BOGP 1882

We are switching things up a bit on today's show! It's Mike and Scott discussing the new "maskless photo" news and then we discuss where we can find bits and pieces of nostalgia around Walt Disney World on our next trip! From attractions to shows to resorts and restaurants, we have personal nostalg…

Walt Disney World Experiences That Still Amaze Us - BOGP 1881

Today Pam, Rikki, and Mike are back together to talk about certain experiences around Walt Disney World that still amaze us - not matter how many times we have seen them! From the Tower of Terror elevator to American Adventure to the Haunted Mansion and more, we talk about things that are still pre…

BOGP Open Line - April 4, 2021 - BOGP 1880

This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, April 4, 2021! During this show, Mike & Scott discuss the news of the week including setting up MagicMobile for your next trip to use your smart device as a Magic Band substitute, dates and initial offerings for the Epcot Food & Wine Festiv…

Listener Questions - April 7, 2021 - BOGP 1879

Pam, Rikki, and Mike are here answering your listener questions. We discuss alternate ways to get back to Disney's Pop Century Resort rather than a straight bus ride, interesting dining options that will likely be available last minute, changes to the Halloween and Christmas parties when they retur…

Art of Animation for 2 Weeks, Great Meals and Thrils, January 2021 - BOGP 1878

We are headed out to Las Vegas, Nevada today to discuss Heather's trip to Walt Disney World this past January! They stayed at Disney's Art of Animation Resort for 2 weeks, visiting all of the theme parks multiple times, using the DAS system and tips for this, great meals and experiences at Sci-Fi D…

Planning Listener Chip's Trip Live - BOGP 1877

Today Scott, Rikki, and Mike get a request to help Listener Chip plan a quick visit to Walt Disney World with his three kids! He is staying off-site, but can have one park day, one Disney Springs day, and one day to explore the Walt Disney World resorts and take in the Disney transportation. Hear o…

BOGP Open Line - March 28, 2021 - BOGP 1876

This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, March 28, 2021! During this show, Mike & Scott discuss the news of the week including Earth Day experiences coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom Park in April, Easter decorations and displays around property, facial recognition software being …

BOGP Open Line - March 2021 - BOGP 1875

This is not the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, March 21, 2021! During this show, Mike & Scott do not discuss the news of the week including snacks that are not popping up celebrating spring around Walt Disney World, how the Disney Parks won't get from the COVID-limitations to "norma…

Listener Questions - March 31, 2021 - BOGP 1874

Rikki, and Mike are here answering your listener questions. We discuss how thoughts on the new Disney Magic sailing out of Dover, England, when we might expect a return of Fastpass and Disney Dining Plans, tips on getting ADRs when you are having difficulty at 60 days prior to your trip, and much m…

Contemporary Resort, Princesses & Coasters, Mommy/Daughter - BOGP 1873

Today we are headed to New York City to speak with Listener Karla! We discuss her trip with just her oldest daughter back in January. We talk about planning, staying at Disney's Contemporary Resort, navigating the Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Epcot, as well as many awesome tips fo…

Ultimate Tips for a Walt Disney World Pool Day - BOGP 1872

Today Pam, Rikki, and Mike talk about why you need to build a "pool day" into your next Walt Disney World vacation! They also discuss great tips for what to bring to the pool, how to get stuff done while enjoying the pool, and how to "plus" the time spent at your Walt Disney World Resort pool! Plea…

BOGP Open Line - March 21, 2021 - BOGP 1871

This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, March 21, 2021! During this show, Mike & Scott discuss the news of the week including snacks that are popping up celebrating spring around Walt Disney World, how the Disney Parks get from the COVID-limitations to "normal" over the next year…

Listener Questions - March 24, 2021 - BOGP 1870

Pam, Rikki, and Mike are here answering your listener questions. We discuss how Disney is handling adding ADRs when the park hours are expanded, Rider Swap during these times without Fastpass+, how to get a lunch and dinner item at Olivia's Cafe at the same time, and much more! We hope you enjoy to…

He Asked; She Said Yes! Caribbean Beach/Coronado Springs, Many Memories - BOGP 1869

Listener Joe join us today from Virginia to share his special "Proposal Trip" from back in December! We talk about the planning of the trip, staying at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, reviews of restaurants like The Edison, Three Bridges, The Plaza and more! We…

13 Years of BOGP and Unlucky Happenings at Walt Disney World - BOGP 1868

Thank you for your support of the Be Our Guest Podcast for 13 years this week! Pam, Rikki, and Mike share some stories about how the technology of the show has changed since we started recording in 2008. We also give some of our favorite moments from the past and also share unlucky happenings (13, …