Theme Park Hacks

How Disney Fans Keep Up

When we’re not at Disney, the Main Street Pop In team is online checking out all our favorite Disney writers, bloggers, vloggers, and historians. There are simply a ton of places online to get a fix (in addition to Main Street Pop In, of course). Here are our favorites.

DIS Unplugged
Do you need a little snark with your Dole Whip? Hosted by Dreams Unlimited Travel co-owner, Pete Werner, the DIS Unplugged team raves and lovingly rants about all things Disney. There is no sugar-coating on this podcast (but no explicit language either). The DIS stays on top of every bit of breaking news—whether it’s a new attraction or a new corndog. What we love best about DIS Unplugged is how it combines the perfect mix of magic, skepticism, and humor. (They also have an equally awesome Universal Unplugged show hosted by Craig Williams and Ryno Clavin).

Connecting with Walt
A spin-off from the DIS Unplugged, Connecting with Walt is for those who crave to know how the whole Disney juggernaut got started (and it wasn’t a mouse). Hosted by Michael Bowling and Craig Williams, this podcast is rich in Disney history, deep dives into attractions both past and present, offers author interviews and book recommendations, and even has the occasionally Disney legend on the show. Connecting with Walt is like taking a college course in Disney.

Mouse Planet
Mouse Planet writers offer a treasure of interesting stories and insights into the Disney parks in California and Florida. They have some serious contacts, and they do detailed research. Their newsletter features lots of history pieces by The Vault of Walt book series author, Jim Korkis. Korkis has a knack for uncovering Disney stories that have never been heard before, so his articles never disappoint.

Disney Park Princess
The Disney Park Princess podcast and website is full of tips and inspiration for those who love the opulent side of Disney. Each week’s podcast is like taking a free luxury tour inside Disney’s resorts, signature dining, concierge service, spa treatments, VIP tours, shopping and more. But don’t worry if you’re not among the rich and famous, Park Princess splurges don’t always cost a pretty penny. These ladies know how to “do less and enjoy more”. If you want to know where the best mac and cheese is served or what to do on a rainy day, the Park Princesses have you covered.

All Ears
I don’t know if All Ears was the first to create the Disney e-newsletter but it sure feels like it. We’ve been subscribers for forever and lots of our favorite bloggers today got their start through All Ear’s support. The All Ears newsletter is packed not only with news, but with one-of-a-kind features, reader tips, quizzes, and tear-jerker “Magical Moments.” (the company’s website) is an archive of everything on Disney property. There you will find a posting of every Disney menu and an extensive gallery of resort photos.

Disney Food Blog
DFB’s lives and breathes its slogan, “Food IS a Theme Park.” Their vlogs are beautiful and really make you want to try every delicious suggestion. From romantic, high-end dining to where to get the best burger, DFB is there to inspire. But it’s so much more that a vlog about food. DFB offers planning tips, quirky commentary, news and e-books. Everyone loves AJ, and you will too.

Disney Parks Blog
We have to give props to Disney here. The official Disney Parks Blog is visually stunning, and of course has the scoop on pretty much EVERYTHING! We love photos at Main Street Pop In, and who can set up a better shot than Disney?

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