The Most Magical Podcast on Earth

40 Episodes

By: Secret Recordings

The podcast for people who love to visit Walt Disney World in Florida. You can't visit everywhere in one trip, so let us tell you the rides, restaurants and resorts that you have to make a priority - and how to avoid disappointment. Grab your mouse ears and join Andy and his friends every Friday to get the latest tips to maximise your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth. Whether you're looking to plan the trip of a lifetime or want to fantasise about a time when you can, let The Most Magical Podcast on Earth be your...

Two Free Tickets To The Christmas Party!

Rhys joins us on this episode, and tells us how he managed to get FREE tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party! Plus, honeymooning at Disney World, and how to cope when you've not made restaurant reservations.

We also have a travel update on the new rules for entering the USA, the PhotoPass location you may not know about, and how to dress for dinner!

Attractions/resorts mentioned: Yak and Yeti/Coronado Springs/Be Our Guest/RockNRollercoaster/Runaway Railway/Cosmic Rewind/Galaxys Edge

That's Not My Tooth!

Leah is a DVC member (thanks to her mum), so shares her thoughts on this podcast. Plus, she shares tips on now to make the most of stacking Genie+ reservations, and her experience of the Keys to the Kingdom tour!

Also, we answer more of your Guardians of the Galaxy questions, and how to grab those Virtual Queue spots!

Attractions/resorts mentioned: Flight of Passage/Expedition Everest/Space Mountain/Splash Mountain/Tower of Terror/Riviera/Animal Kingdom Lodge/Plaza Restaurant/Chef Mickeys

I Struggled To Walk Up The Stairs!

Graham and Becki are just back from Walt Disney World, and tell us everything you need to know about the new Guardians Of The Galaxy attraction that opens this weekend (no spoilers)! Also, the perks of being a DVC member and beating inflation.

We also tell you how you can win a night in Cinderella Castle!

Attractions/resorts mentioned: Cosmic Rewind/Boardwalk/Toy Story Mania/Rise of the Resistance/Splash Mountain/Peter Pan/Garden Grill

Covered In Blue Icing!

Walt Disney World Superfan Louise joins us on this episode with some top mum tips for your next trip. She's been going since she was 10, and now has her own three boys to take. Also, find out why they were stopped on Main Street, and given a FREE Kitchen Sink sundae!

There's a new UK exclisive Disney World offer for 2023 trips coming soon, we have more details on the podcast as well as a Star Wars tips which means you'll get Galaxy's Edge all to yourself!

Attractions/resorts mentioned: Mickey's Philharmagic, Peter Pans Flight, Sanaa, Port...

Hoop De Booze

Former cast member Louise joins us on this episode to talk about working for The Mouse, and why/how she got a job at Walt Disney World! Also, the show she loves, but never remembers because of the free flowing alcohol!

We also have news of the return of the Halloween Party, and a new UK Disney cruise for next year!

Attractions/resorts mentioned: Tower of Terror/Hoop De Doo/Jungle Cruise/Space Mountain/Grand Floridian/Creations Cafe.

A Disney World First Date!

Luke has just got back from Walt Disney World where he had his delayed honeymoon... and it's where he met his now husband many years ago. Find out more about their story, including where they had their first date. Also, what it's like using Genie+ when you're not staying at a Disney resort!

Plus, a top Mickey hugging tip now that charachter interactions are back, and how to get into Space 220!

Attractions/resorts mentioned: Tower of Terror/Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind/Rose and Crown/Space Mountain/Enchantment/Harmonious/Liberty Tree Tavern/Space 220.

Ask For Extra Icing!

Amy has just got back from Walt Disney World, so, is the magic still there? We talk about her latest trip, using Genie+, what she thinks of the new fireworks, and what happened when Rise of the Resistance broke down (twice).

Plus, a top tip you need to know about using Disney buses during the day, and news on the iconic show that's returning soon.

Attractions/resorts mentioned: Rise of the Resistance/Expedition Everest/Yacht and Beach Club/Caseys Corner/Docking Bay Seven/Enchantment/Harmonious.

We Had Magic Kingdom To Ourselves!

Liz has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1992, and has been back many times since including her second honeymoon. She shares her magical memories on this episode, including the time they had Magic Kingdom to themselves, and the now closed American Idol Experience!

Plus, the latest news on the dinner show that's not coming back, and advice if you have mobility needs around the parks.

Attractions/resorts mentioned - Polynesian Resort, Boardwalk, Small World, Country Bears, Festival of Fantasy Parade, Flying Fish, Splash Mountain, Rainforest Cafe.

The Smell In The Lobby Knocked My Socks Off!

Our Disney World loving builder Matt shares some of his magical memories (and favourite smells) on this episode. Find out why a 'movie under stars' was even more than that, and the breakfast buffet where he just has to start his day.

Plus, the latest on the return of the parade, and the celebs you can see live in Orlando over the next few weeks.

Attractions/resorts mentioned - Caribbean Beach/Polynesian/Magic Kingdom/Pirate League/Ohana/Splash Mountain/Thunder Mountain/Festival of Fantasy.

Ahoy There Cruisers!

As well as being big Disney World fans, Ben and David have sailed on over 60 cruises, with almost every cruise line! This episode we talk about their most recent trip to Orlando, and how they found using Genie+ for the first time. Plus, tips on cruising with Disney, and other cruise lines from Florida!

Also, catch up with the latest news on the mask requirements, and how to try and avoid Spring Break madness!

Attractions/resorts mentioned - Ride of The Resistance/Runaway Railway/Carousel Of Progress/Small World/Polynesian/Contemporary.

The Parrot in the Lobby!

There's so much coming back to the Magic Kingdom over the coming weeks, including the daytime parade! All the details and more on the podcast.

Our guest is Bethany, who never stays at a Disney World resort, find out why, and where she prefers to stay. Also, what happened when she and her family were in a Disney parade at Animal Kindom.

Rides/attractions/resorts mentioned: California Grill, Victoria and Alberts, Photopass, Mine Train, Ohana, Monorail, Fantasmic, Raglan Road, Country Bears Jamboree.

Six hours for a popcorn bucket!

We're back with a new series, and answering the big question, "Is the magic still there?". Also, the new restaurant opening at Hollywood Studios, and the 6 hour wait...for a popcorn bucket!

Our guest is Sarah, who's been visiting Walt Disney World since 1992 and his a big foodie, but where should we be eating? She's also got a confession about an iconic snack she's never eaten, and the moderate resort you must stay at.

Rides/attractions/resorts mentioned: Splash Mountain, Raglan Road, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Caribean Beach, Wilderness Lodge, Enchantment.

Best of the Guests 2021!

It's our final podcast of the year, and we look back at some of the guests who have shared their Walt Disney World memories with us.

If you'd like to join us on the podcast next year, get in touch! Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - @podmagical

I Was The Last Person To Hug Mickey!

On this episode, Jenny shares with us what it's like to be a military family from the UK visiting Orlando, and the discounts available to you. Plus, find out why her family no longer stay at a Walt Disney World resort hotel.

We also take a look at everything happening in the parks over the next few weeks, from events, to crowds, to the weather.

Attractions mentions: Frozen Ever After, Pandora, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Flight of Passage, Casey's Corner, Chef Mickeys, Soarin, Slinky Dog Dash, Genie+.

Dolphins Follow You Around!

An update of the "big announcements" from the D23 event, and what's coming back to the parks! Plus, we also talk to superfan Katie about why Walt Disney World is very special to her, the way it's helped her, and where to go to be followed around by dolphins.

Attractions mentions: Frozen Ever After, Expedition Everest, Remy's Ratatouille Adventure, Caseys Corner, Garden Grill, Test Track.

Tired feet do not come in to it!

Now that the American borders are now open, we have a few more questions to answer about the new rules, plus more Christmas additions to the parks.

Our guest is Mark, who went to Walt Disney World for the first time with a group of uni mates, and has a particular reason he's not yet been on Flight of Passage. He also tells us what it's like being there over Thanksgiving.

Rides/attractions/resorts mentioned: Slinky Dog, Satuli Canteen, California Grill, Expedition Everest, Kona Cafe, Kilimanjaro Safari, Festival of the Lion King, Flight of Passage!

USA travel - essential guide!

On this mini bonus episode we're joined by travel expert Paul Charles, to run you through everything you need to know if you're travelling to America. From which tests you need, which forms you have to fill in, and the seperate rules for under 18's! We unravel all the confusion, so that you know what to do ahead of your next USA trip.

I've Waited 25 Years to Meet Goofy!

On this episode we answer the question "Is Genie+ worth paying for?", plus what you need to know (and do) if you're planning on going to American soon.

Our guest is Kerry who got engaged in the Magic Kingdom, but that's NOT her favourite Walt Disney World memory! Plus, pushing kids out of the way to meet Goofy.

Rides/attractions/resorts mentioned: Festival of Fantasy, Killimanjaro Safaris, Tower of Terror, Festival of the Arts, Casey's Corner, Yak and Yetti, Port Orleans Riverside, Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Brum

On this episode we look at the rides, attractions and costs of the new Genie+ feature, plus the changes coming to the UK Disney World tickets that you need to know.

Our guest is Brummy Mummy of two, Emma! As well as giving us all her Walt Disney World favourites, she tells us about her recent Disney Crusie, and being invited to London for the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary party!

Rides/attractions/resorts mentioned: Peter Pans Flight, Frozen Ever After, Soarin, Test Track, Indiana Jones, Gastons Tavern, Crystal Palace, Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Glowtini Girls!

Happy 50th birthday Walt Disney World! This episode we take a look at what's happening for the celebrations, and what's to come, including a new interactive Magic Band!
Plus on this episode we have THREE guests, friends who were brought together through their love of Disney Paks! 
Attractions/Resorts/Services featured:  Tower of Terror, Remmy, Polynesian Resort, Saratoga Springs, Osbourne Lights, Crystal Palace, Ohana, Harmonius, Enchantment.

Pack Clean Knickers!

With two weeks to go before the 50th anniversary, we find out what's new at Disney World, including dessert parties and new places to eat. We also talk to superfans Craig about golfing in Orlando, getting to wet to go to a dining reservation, and the new friend his family made on Frozen.

Attractions mentions: Frozen Ever After, Soarin, Kali River Rapids, Club Cool, Finding Nemo Musical.

Turtle Pandemonium!

On this episode, we chat more about Genie+ and have a money saving tip for the paid FastPass replacemnet, plus, have we found the new quietest time to visit Walt Disney World?

Super fan Alex shares her Disney memories, she's been over 20 times since going to Orlando in 1990, aged just one! Find out why she always goes at Christmas time, and what happened when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles invaded MGM Studios.

Attractions/resorts mentioned in this podcast: Mission Space/Tower of Terror/Toppolinos Terrace/Ohana/Trader Sams/Busch Gardens


On this episode we try and get our heads around the new FastPass replacemnet, Genie+. What it means for you, how much it will cost, and if we think it's worth it.

Plus, we talk to Walt Disney World superfan, Natalie, about how she managed to get almost all of her holiday shopping for free, and trying on all the hats in The World Showcase.

Attractions mentioned in this podcast: Tower of Terror, Toy Story Mania, Polynesian Resort, Universal Studios, Flight of Passage.

The Secret 10th Sauce!

On this week’s episode we give you suggestions of resorts for first timers to fall in love with Walt Disney World, and a unique way to make memories as your kids grow up! 
 We also talk to superfan Claire about the secret 10th sauce at Sanaa, going in the 90's when there were only 3 parks, and the smell that brings back EPCOT memories.
 Attractions/Resorts/Services featured: Wilderness Lodge, Port Orleans French Quarter, Universe of Energy, Keys to the Kingdom, Cypress Gardens, Tusker House, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Flight of Passage, Festival of Lion King, Hall of Preside...

Someone hairy to play The Beast

On this episode, super-fan Phil tells us about going to Disney for "work", the attraction that just didn't work and the time his dad was part of the Enchanted Tales with Belle.

Also, the latest on the UK/USA travel situation, and some new Disney magic to greet you at Orlando Airport.

Attractions/feature mentioned - Honey I Shrunk The Audience, Alien Encounter, Killimanjo Safaris, Beauty and the Beast, Happily Ever After, Hall of Presidents.

One of the best moments of my life!

On this episode, more on the UK/USA travel ban, the latest resorts to open, and VIP tours. Plus our Walt Disney World super fan James tells us about getting engaged at the Magic Kingdom, and what it was like to be there last year when everything closed (plus what he did with all those unused DDP snack credits).

Attractions/Resorts/Services featured: Port Orleans French Quarter, Wolfgng Puck, Disney Springs, Magic Kingdom, Coronado Springs, World Showcase, Test Track.

More Baymax than Baywatch!

It's our 2nd birthday episode, and this week we find out more about the 50th anniversary plans at Disney World, including new fireworks for Magic Kingdom. We also talk to superfans Peter and Gill about everything from food in the parks to the staycation cruises, and their 25th wedding anniversary plans. Plus, we talk about Orlando's Holy Land Experience!
Attractions mentions: Flight of Passage, Soarin, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Expedition Evereat, Jiko, Victoria and Alberts, Dole Whip!

A Tusker House Surprise!

On this week’s episode we discuss the possible return of fireworks to the parks, and some controversial menu changes!
We also talk to superfan David about the surprise his family got from ALL the characters at Tusker House, and getting free popcorn from Mickey Mouse!
Attractions/Resorts/Services featured:  HarmonioUS, Boo Bash, Ohana, Stitch, Mickey Mouse, Polynesian, Magic Kingdom, Crystal Palace, Flight of Passage, Boma, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Honey I Shrunk The Audience. 

Dad's Fantasmic cheat!

On this episode we get the latest on the new Walt Disney World 50th package deal, plus the 'return of FastPass'? Also, Jack shares his Disney holiday memories with us, including his dad's fantasmic cheat, eating worms and dirt at EPCOT, and how his sister lost her hat on the Magic Kingdom Sky Buckets (yes, he's been going that long). 

Attractions/Resorts/Services featured: Grand Fiesta Tour, Big Thunder Mountain, Pirates of the Caribean, Rock n Rollercoaster, Garden Grill, Bahama Breeze.

Married by the mouse!

On this episode we get the latest news from the Magic Kingdom about the replacement for the Not So Scary Halloween Party, and Muppets take over of Haunted Mansion! We also talk to superfan Ben about being a member of the Disney Vacation Club, and the time he had his wedding vows "renewed" by Mickey Mouse! Attractions/Resorts/Services featured: French Quarter, Copper Creek, Polynesian, Wilderness Lodge, Bay Lake Tower, Saratoga Springs, Grand Floridian Cafe, Tusker House, Toy Story Mania, Frozen Ever After.

Honey, I Shrunk the Podcast

On this episode we get the latest news about a possible park capacity increase, an update to Jungle Cruise, and tips for a split stay at Disney and Universal for Halloween Horror Nights!
We also talk to superfan Laura about Walt Disney World in the 90's (and her Peter Andre headband that confused Peter Pan), her love for the playground at MGM Studios, and her families favourite attraction! 
Attractions/Resorts/Services featured: Splash Mountain, Tower of Terror, Peter Pan, Halloween Horror Nights, Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, Disney Springs, Alien Encounter.

Beverly's Back!

On this week’s episode an update on the UK only Disney Cruise, the new transfer service to replace Magical Express, and BEVERLY IS BACK! Plus, where to stay for a special Golden Wedding trip.   We also talk to superfan Emma, who’s been going to Disney World since the 80’s, and now takes her family (even though her husband isn’t a fan). Find out about what it’s like to dine at Victoria and Alberts, and the special Magic Kingdom tour she did with her family.   Attractions/Resorts/Services featured:  Victoria and Alberts, Not So Scarry Halloween Party, Peter Pan, Al...

Disney in a Wheelchair.

On this week’s episode we discuss a new UK Disney Cruise, new direct flights from the UK and Magic Mobile.
We also talk to superfans Emma and Adrian about doing Disney in a wheelchair,  steam trains and the biggest pizza in the world?
Attractions/Resorts/Services featured:  Behind the Steams tour, The Polynesian, Epcot,  Art of Animation, Pop Century,  Toy Story Midway Mania, It’s a Small World, Jungle Cruise, Rock n Roller Coaster, Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel, Main Street, Magic Kingdom, Galaxy’s Edge,  Tower Of Terror, Be Our Guest.

My Dad punched Goofy in the face!

On this week’s episode we discuss a Disney holiday the ‘special way’, brand new opening dates and a top tip for light sleepers!
We also talk to superfan Kayla about hurricane season in Orlando, taking a baby to Disney and her Dad’s special friendship with Goofy!
Attractions/Resorts/Services featured:  Happily Ever After, Keys to the Kingdom Tour, Grand Floridian, Epcot, Disney Springs, Magic Kingdom, Coronado Springs,  Caribbean Beach, Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach, Polynesian Village Resort, Flight of Passage, Fantasmic, Main Street, It’s a Small World, Polite Pig.

No time for eating!

On this week’s episode we discuss magic bands, an update on the 50th birthday celebrations and the WDW makeovers currently happening!
We also talk to superfan Matt about his multiple trips to WDW,  queueing at Disney and what needs to be brought back.
Attractions/Resorts/Services featured:  Port Orleans French Quarter,  Epcot,  Blizzard Beach, Expedition Everest, Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain, Lake Buena Vista, Disney Springs, Spaceship Earth, Stitch’s Great Escape, Test Track, Rise of the Resistance, Millennium Falcon.

Inducted in to the Disney Family!

On this week’s episode we discuss restaurant reservations, tips for a first timer and booking in to the parks in advance!
We also talk to superfan Sophie about going to Disney twice in 2020, going on a Disney Cruise and which character had her eye on her husband!
Attractions/Resorts/Services featured:  Tusker House, Chef Art Smith’s, Magic Kingdom, Castaway Quay, The Fantasy, Epcot, Carousel of Progress, Skyliner, Topolino’s Terrace,  Riviera, Sci Fi Diner, Art of Animation, Test Track, Disneyland Adventures

What was behind the door?

On this week’s episode we give you advice for first timers,  getting your own Disney photographer and the latest rumour about the Hall of Presidents!
We also talk to superfan Tamsin about getting special treats from the cast members, the difference between on site and off, plus a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
Attractions/Resorts/Services featured:  Main Street,  Epcot,  Hall of Presidents,  Jungle Cruise,  Soul of Jazz,  Disney Springs, Big Thunder Mountain, Tower of Terror, Fantasmic, Spectro Magic Parade, All Stars, Old Key West, Sci Fi Diner, Character Dining

I met every Disney Character!

On this week’s episode we give you details about the cancellation of the Magical Express,  using phone data on a Disney holiday and cookies that look like doorsteps! 
We also talk to superfan Gary C about the drama of his lost bag, what happened when he was there and the parks closed due to Covid and can you beat his Magic Band/ pin badges collection?
Attractions/Resorts/Services featured:  Space Mountain, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disneyland, Star Tours, Epcot, Festival of the Arts, Character Meet & Greets, The Castle, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Rise of the Resistance, Port Orleans...

The Best of 2020

Welcome to the Best Of 2020!  On this week’s episode we revisit William’s neon shorts at Disney, the tense tale of a Disney marathon and how to do Disney in a very short time scale!  Jam packed episode with some of this year's podcast highlights!

You CAN ask for more!

On this week’s episode we discuss doing Disney AND Universal, a Disney retirement and another top tip!
We also talk to superfan Luke about childhood memories,  honeymooning at Disney and how to eat well when you’re there. 
Attractions/Resorts/Services featured:   Main Street,  Fort Wilderness, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Rock n Rollercoaster, Flight of Passage, Toy Story Mania, Pandora, Animal Kingdom, Ohana,  The Polynesian, Trader Sam’s, Magic Kingdom.