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What It’s Like Being a Jungle Cruise Skipper & Disneyland’s New Ride Moving Forward!

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Disney Hacks Podcast Episode 10

Disney Hacks Podcast Episode 12

Hey everyone! Many of you know the Miles to Memories blog, but we also create content in a number of other ways. First, we have the MtM Podcast which is where you will want to go to hear the latest miles/points commentary and news. We also have our Miles to Memories YouTube channel where we put up select video segments from the podcast plus travel & Vegas videos. Our YouTube has been on fire lately. Thanks to everyone who watches and subscribes.

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Disney Hacks Podcast

Finally we have the Disney Hacks podcast where we marry the worlds of travel hacking and Disney! Our goal on the show is to teach others how to save time & money on Disney! While giving practical advice has been a bit difficult lately, things are finally getting into gear at Disney and we have you covered.

This Week’s Disney Hacks Podcast

This week we had a very special show with our friend Gary Taylor joining us to talk Disney. He spent a couple of years as a Walt Disney World cast member and shares what he thinks are some of the benefits and more importantly the drawbacks of working at Disney. He was also a famous Jungle Cruise skipper and I pick his brain about that experience! I don’t know about you, but being a Jungle Cruise skipper seems like one of the coolest jobs at Disney!

Despite no official confirmation, it also seems like Disneyland is moving towards reopening as soon as California allows. We discuss that news plus the released photos of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway under vertical construction in the Toontown area. That ride has now been delayed until 2023, but it’s awesome to see them moving forward with such a massive project.

Stream Latest Disney Hacks Episode

You can stream the show above or head over to for all of the links to subscribe and for past episodes!

Episode Notes 

  • 1:09 – Introducing Gary
  • 12:27 – Disneyland reopening rumblings
  • 20:29 – Becoming a cast member at WDW
  • 29:44 – Jungle cruise experience
  • 36:36 – Worst and best cast member experiences
  • 41:38 – Pitfalls of being a cast member
  • 45:03 – How did being a cast member change Gary’s opinion on the Disney magic?

Bottom Line

We continue to provide content we hope is entertaining, enjoyable and informative. We have podcasts, videos, blog posts and online communities all dedicated to helping people travel more and spend less. Enjoy the Disney Hacks podcast and all of our other content and thanks for listening/reading/watching Miles to Memories!

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Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer earns and burns millions of miles/points per year circling the globe with his family. An expert at accumulating travel rewards, he founded Miles to Memories to help others achieve their travel goals for pennies on the dollar. Shawn also runs a million dollar reselling business, knows Vegas better than most and loves to spend his time at the 12 Disney parks across the world.

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