Podcast Synopsis and Timeline
We woke up yesterday, it seems, and our four collective older kids were all tweens and teens. Mild panic set in, followed by some hyper-ventilating. We had so many questions that we were unprepared to answer about our kids at this age. This podcast topic was going to have such a huge impact on their life (that may be hyperbole). We here at the Don’t Make Me Pull This Flying Elephant Over podcast, ask only the toughest questions. We started with the toughest of all: Will our kids still like Disney parks, now that they’re older? Followed closely by: If my kids stop liking the Disney sweets that they did when they were young children, who will we mooch off of when we finish ours too quickly? SERIOUS QUESTIONS PEOPLE! Are thrill rides all they crave now? Did Mufasa’s kids suddenly start liking the Tower of Terror, or are they still haunted by past experiences? Should you book a Disney World vacation if you’ve got older kids? Check out the timeline, and click that play button at the top of the post, or listen to us in your favorite podcast app. The links are at the bottom for podcast apps.
0:25 This Podcast is dedicated to explosives…Why you might ask? You’ve gotta listen to find out
1:47 Vader thanks too many people to list for his fantastic Social Media Moms Convention trip to Florida
2:47 The Social Media Mom’s Convention was anything BUT free.
4:20 Mufasa invents a new advertising slogan for WDW. You’re welcome Disney
How our tweens and teens have changed at Disney Parks
6:00 OK, we’ll finally get on topic! Stop YELLING AT US!
6:01 Mufasa shares a story about his 11 year old’s most recent Disney family vacation, the Big Thunder Mountain and Space Mountain roller coasters, and how it compared to roller coasters in years before
8:47 Vader shares a similar story about his youngest daughter, because he likes to copy Mufasa
10:35 WDW’s Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom provided a great experience for Vader’s youngest daughter
Disney Castmember Saves the Day!
13:09 A castmember whispers to Vader’s panicking young daughter at Walt Disney World, and Disney Magic happens. No, she didn’t give her an unlimited fastpass (if only!). You need to listen to this part of the podcast, unless you’re heartless…
15:04 Castmember compliments can provide both you, and the castmember, a wonderful memory. The lengths that Disney went to in this story will impress even the most skeptical of you
Teens and Tweens on Disney Cruise Line
18:33 Vader’s Social Media Mom’s Convention left Orlando, and continued on the Disney Dream. Did his tween and teen daughters enjoy it as much, now that they’re older?
19:25 Which Disney Cruise Line club did Vader’s daughter go with? The tween club Edge was expected, but thanks to a waiver, Vader’s 13 year old chose the teen club Vibe instead. Good decision?
21:44 RULE NUMBER ONE: If you set a time to meet your parents, MEET YOUR PARENTS. Don’t make us come to get you! We don’t know if you’re overboard!
23:00 Vader was not pleased to walk halfway across Disney’s largest cruise ship (at present) to make sure his daughter was alive. But, it’s because she was having such a good time, so there’s that…
27:00 You’re never too old for Mickey Mouse ears
Are tweens too old for Disney Magic?
27:45 Mufasa asks his daughter point-blank, are you getting too old for Disney? The answer might surprise you
29:50 Disney Park burnout is a real thing, and teens and tweens are not immune
STUMP THE HOST
30:50 Mufasa tries yet again, to stump Vader. Shortly after he tries…he wonders why he bothers trying
Great Reads from other Traveling Dads
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