1923 Main Street: Disney Travel Style Podcast

Is the Grand Floridian Orchestra returning to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort? This story plus tips for the Tron Virtual Queue, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and our take on the new DVC building at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

Trip Report: Disney's Vero Beach Resort and Walt Disney World Grand Floridian Resort
 
Every August we do a split-stay Disney trip with three nights Disney's Vero Beach Resort (this year in an oceanfront studio villa) and four nights at Walt Disney World (this year in a two-bedroom Villa at the Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort).
 
We had 100% success with room requests on this trip and we share our approach for how to get the exact room you want any Disney hotel.
 
Trams were still not running in every parking lot at Walt Disney World parks, but the good news is that they're coming back to all parks in September 2023.
 
In this episode, we share our views on the new Disney Vacation Club tower at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Hear our take on whether this one is a hit or miss for Disney Imagineering.
 
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2023
 
We have lots of news to share from this year's Halloween party in the Magic Kingdom. Topics we cover in this episode include:
 
·      The issues with new queuing system to enter Mickey's Not So Scary Holloween Party (and how to avoid them)
·      What's different with how they're handing out candy at trick or treat stations (and whether it's good for you as a guest)
·      What ride wait times were like during the party (and how to maximize your time)
·      And what is still one of the best tips we can offer for anyone attending Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.
 
General Tips and Experiences
 
Don't believe that narrative that Disney World parks are empty. It's not true and we share our first-hand experiences to back it up.
 
Plus, we cover our experiences and tips for Disney's digital bus sign times and one great way for how to use Disney Gift Cards to really optimize your Walt Disney World vacation.
 
Restaurant Reviews
 
On this trip, we tried the new Narcoossee's at the Grand Floridian and the Roundup Rodeo BBQ in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
 
Hear our take on both of these Disney restaurants and whether we recommend them
 
How the Tron Virtual Queue Really Works 
 
We tested the virtual queue system for Tron on a regular park day and during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.
 
We share how it worked and when we actually got to ride Tron (so you can plan your day around how long it really takes)
 
News from Disney's Grand Floridian Resort
 
Is the Grand Floridian Orchestra coming back to the lobby of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort? 
 
Hear what we learned about this and whether or not the Grand 1 Yacht will be back. 
 
We spoke to a Grand Floridian front desk Cast Member to see what they had to say.
 
And finally, the Grand Floridian lobby aroma has changed. Find out what is smells like now.

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Creators & Guests

Host
Amelia Belobradic
Amelia Belobradic is co-host of 1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel News Podcast.
Host
Mike Belobradic
Mike Belobradic is the creator and co-host of the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com and a longtime expert on Disney travel.

What is 1923 Main Street: Disney Travel Style Podcast?

1923 Main Street® is an award-winning* Disney travel podcast hosted by Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic. This is your source for the latest Disney travel style news, tips and advice.

Join Mike and Amelia for fun-filled informative discussions as they share the latest Disney travel style news every week. Get the latest style news for travel to Disney destinations, including Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Vacation Club (including Disney Aulani in Hawaii and Disney's Vero Beach Resort in Florida), Disneyland Paris and more.

In each episode, Mike and Amelia discuss everything Disney inspired style, from what to pack for your Disney vacation, what to wear in the parks, styling your wardrobe for Disney special events and more. Mike has over 50 years and 100+ weeks of onsite Disney travel experience, while Amelia brings a younger perspective to the table with 14+ years and nearly 40 weeks of onsite Disney travel experiences at the age of 16. Mike Belobradic is the founder of 1923 Main Street, a casual clothing line #InspiredByTheMagic of Disney and beyond.

*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.