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The Gold Key Adventurers Society is a weekly show bringing you the latest news, vacation planning tips, and fun from Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Studios, and beyond, hosted by your globe trotting, wisecracking travel buddies Dan, Jess, Heather and Jeff! As veteran travel advisors with Key to the World Travel, we know what it takes to plan the trip of a lifetime, and we want to share all our best tips for getting the most out of your vacation, whether you‘re looking for theme par ...
 
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In each episode of This Week In Jackassery, co-hosts Adrienne Boettinger and Shane Barnhill call out the world's finest examples of Jackassery, discuss what's driving them to drink, break down current events related to politics and technology, and do their best to find something in the word that doesn't such from the past week.
 
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The gang is finishing up November with Dan’s Disney World trip report for late November, plus wacky travel tweets, and Heather and Jeff have rave reviews for the new Cirque show at Disney Springs, and a rundown of all the biggest announcements from Destination D23! Come for the French clowns, stay for the Festival of Fantasy and Main Street Electri…
 
Thank you, thank you, thank you! This week, we’re talking about gratitude. From Disney World, theme parks, and travel, to our family, friends, and our amazing listeners, we have plenty to be thankful for. Grab the wishbone and pass the mashed potatoes, it’s time to hit the trail with the Gold Key Adventurers Society! As November winds down and we g…
 
When you gotta go, you gotta go. And we gotta go talk with our special guest Gabi from WDW Bathrooms about our favorite spots to visit when it’s time to go when we’re at Walt Disney World! Plus travel news, including virtual Star Wars, Disney heads to the Arctic circle, and Wonder Woman’s crazy new coaster. Please spare a square, but don’t squeeze …
 
Do you see that ? The gang is exploring some of the best places to sit back and take in the magic of Walt Disney World! But first, travel news, including the Main Street Electrical Parade is back..again, sleeping in sewer pipes in Germany, and cruising around the world-all the way around! Plus the speediest themed hotel in all of Germany, and the T…
 
It’s time to get spooky! Enjoy a collection of our best Halloween segments from the past two years, including haunted destinations, problematic ghosts, and our favorite Haunted Mansion trivia. We’ve got a show that’s so funny, it’s scary Light your jack-o-lantern and watch out for hitch hiking ghosts,it’s time to hit the trail with the Gold Key Adv…
 
Wokka wokka! We’re exploring early 1990s Disney World with the Muppets, and things are about to get weird! But first travel news, including more details on Genie+, Heather’s Disney Cruise Line trip report, and Universal Orlando’s holiday festivities! Raise the curtains and light the lights, it’s time to hit the trail with the Gold Key Adventurers S…
 
Happy Birthday! We’re celebrating Disney World’s big 50th anniversary with a look at all the hits and misses from the big day. But first travel news, including Star Wars hotel booking opens soon, fancy new magic bands, and the bizarre history of Disney’s Pleasure Island. Plus fancy new Magic Bands, taking a slow balloon trip to space, Mardi Gras is…
 
Shiplap! We’re looking for a great open floor plan as we play a game of House Hunters:Walt Disney World. But first, travel news, including Donkey Kong is headed to Universal Studios Japan, Disney World anniversary food, and Minnie Mouse has a midlife crisis. Check if that wall is load bearing and start planning the man cave, it’s time to hit the tr…
 
You can fly! Off to Fantasyland with us, as we close up our Magic Kingdom tour with a look at the most magical land of them all. But first travel news, including line changes at Rise of the Resistance, smuggling fried chicken in New Zealand, and the trippiest attraction ever at Disney World! Plus Sandals Resorts unveils COVID specific travel insura…
 
Hope you’ve got room for seconds, because we’re talking food again! These week we have a theme park news roundup, featuring outer space delicacies, retro steaks, and sweets that go boom! Plus Christmas at Disney World, Disneyland, and Universal Orlando Resort, Disney World’s most questionable in-park characters, and the D23 convention is back (next…
 
Soup’s up! We’re assembling our Disney dream dinner, draft style! But first, travel news, including a Hudson river jacuz-cruise, volcano surfing, and the rebirth of Casa Bonita courtesy of the creators of South Park. Look over the menu and don’t fill up on bread, it’s time to hit the trail with the Gold Key Adventurers Society! Hudson River hot tub…
 
Ka-Chow! Are you ready to go fast, right to the front of the lightning lane and ride all your favorite rides? We’re here to tell you everything we know about the new Genie+ fastpass replacement. But first travel news, including new annual passes at Disney World, Gwyneth Paltrow is back with Goop at Sea, and why you should give Guy Fieri’s Chicken G…
 
Hi-yo silver away- to the exciting world of Frontierland at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom! But first, travel news, including how the good guys won at Ohana, buffets are back but the NBA Experience isn’t, and EPCOT’s Space 220 restaurant is definitely opening finally for real! Saddle up and load up ol’ betsy for bear, it’s time to hit the trail …
 
Happy birthday-to us! We’re celebrating with some of the biggest stories of the past few weeks from the world of travel and theme parks. From cruising and Cabo to Disneyland’s new Magic Key and Disney World’s Star Wars hotel we’re covering it all! And don’t forget the Nickelodeon Resort on the Riviera Maya, all kinds of improvements around Walt Dis…
 
Can you smell what the Gold Key Adventurers are cooking? This week the gang is boarding a steamer to head deep into the wild rivers of the world for a very special Jungle Cruise spectacular. Learn about extravagant florist bills, live animals in the early days of the attraction, and how the Walt Disney World version of the Jungle Cruise compares to…
 
Game on! We’re celebrating the Olympics by shoehorning our favorite characters from Disney and Universal theme parks into a vaguely athletic themed game! But first, travel news, including a sneak peak at EPCOT’s Harmonious night time spectacular, and Iceland offers an incentive to get off the couch and out into nature.Plus more news from Disney Cru…
 
And we’re back! Back on that theme park news grind that is, with a live report from Walt Disney World’s fabulously reopened Polynesian Village Resort! But first travel news, including confusion at the Canadian border, escaping a hotel for fun, and paying our respects at Ben and Jerry’s flavor graveyard. Did we mention a cheesy romp through this yea…
 
We’re coming to you live from Vermont for a very special episode! Join Dan, his three junior adventurers and our hosts and adventurer guides as we recap the first leg of our New England expedition. As always, a huge thank you to our sponsor, Key to the World Travel. For all your travel needs, Key to the World's expert travel advisors are standing b…
 
Huzzah! We’re celebrating Independence Day with a stroll around Liberty Square! But first, some new, including cruising, fireworks return to the Disney parks, and less than incredible new rooms at the Contemporary hotel. Grab your fife and your tri cornered hat, it’s time to hit the trial with the Gold Key Adventurers Society! "From this Gateway st…
 
Kungaloosh! This week our Walt Disney World 50th anniversary tour stops in the dark and mysterious Adventureland. But first, travel news, including Shanghai Disneyland’s cuddly 5th anniversary, Luca inspires us to visit Italy, and searching for the Swiss Family Robinson’s original tree house. Watch out for the back side of water and prepare to make…
 
As life at Walt Disney World gets closer and closer to the way it was in the before times, the dark corners of the Disney Internet have been buzzing with speculation about FastPass Plus-will it come back? If so, when? And what’s it going to look like? We’re going to give you all the information you never knew you needed about Fastpasses! Links: Wal…
 
Nice to meet you! Please allow us to re-introduce ourselves, and our show, to all the newer listeners out there. But first, travel news, including the return of Food and Wine to EPCOT, United Airlines goes BOOM for Supersonic flight, and things are getting spooky at SeaWorld Orlando. Put on your name tag and get ready for the ice breakers, it’s tim…
 
Hey, down in front! This week we’re talking about the closely related worlds of theme parks and the movies! But first travel news, including Disney Cruise Line prepares for a test cruise, Universal Orlando welcomes your Dreamworks animation favorites, and Zach is proud to share the story of Walt Disney Imagineering’s Bob Gurr. Refill your popcorn b…
 
Come on down, for Draft Day Part 2, where the gang creates their perfect Disney theme park land the way Walt intended it-as part of a silly game! But first travel news, including Disneyland for all in June, Cruising with Royal Caribbean this summer, and the scariest bridge in China! Fill out your wishlist and meet me at Disneyland, it’s time to hit…
 
Paging Mr. Tom Morrow! We continue our grand anniversary tour of the Magic Kingdom with a stop in Tomorrowland. But first, travel news, including California opens to everyone, cruising news, and a quick report on last week’s trip to Walt Disney World! Fire the booster rockets and say “Hi!” to Sonny Eclipse, it’s time to hit the trail with the Gold …
 
Hola! We’re headed South of the Border again to catch up with Heather and Jeff’s further adventures in Mexico. But first, travel news, including Halloween fun at Walt Disney World,running with the pack on Universal’s Velocicoaster, and Dan needs help planning his Disney adventure! Swim up to the bar and don’t forget your sunscreen, it’s time to hit…
 
Extra, extra, read all about it! We have a whole bunch of theme park news to catch up on, plus the gang gets primordially silly with a game of Poetry for Neanderthals. Stop the presses and look out for wooly mammoths, it’s time to hit the trail with the Gold Key Adventurers Society! Don’t forget, Dan still needs help planning his to-do list for his…
 
We’re living la vida local, as we help you find ways to take it slow and get a deeper experience at Walt Disney World. But first travel news, including Disneyland’s opening, summer travel to Europe, and Hungary’s festival of masked monsters! Stock up on boysenberries and hop on the People Mover, it’s time to hit the trail with the Gold Key Adventur…
 
Hot dog! We’re walking right down the middle of Main Street USA, and you’re coming with us. But first travel news, including Knott’s Berry Farm opening soon, NPH teaches us how to be human, and Zach is back with the Disney history lesson! Grab your boater and hop on the trolley, it’s time to hit the trail with the Gold Key Adventurers Society! Link…
 
Turn on, tune in, and get ready to test your earballs as we play a game of name that tune, theme park style. But first, travel news, including a new happy haunt at Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, wasting away again in Times Square, and another festival featuring an epic food fight. Grab a q tip and plug in your headphones, it’s time to hit the trail …
 
Cowabunga! We’re ready for some fun in the sun as we discuss America’s greatest invention, Spring Break! But first travel news, including Avengers Campus opening at Disneyland, a waterpark in Thailand themed to your favorite Columbia Pictures movies, and Zach manages to make his Disney history segment all about Taylor Swift! Grab your boogie board …
 
Fire in the hole! Once again, we’re making the tough theme park decisions so you don’t have to, with another round of Keep It, Fix It, or Burn It To The Ground! But first travel news, including exciting potential growth at Disneyland, more Disney Cruise Line news than you can shake a ship at, and wrapping up women’s history month with 2 more legend…
 
On my honor, I promise if you earn our travel merit badges, you’ll rank up your adventurer skills to the level of master globe trotter! But first travel news, including all the details on Disneyland’s reopening April 30th, cruises through the Caribbean and the jungle, plus a stinky museum and stinkier festival. Pack your knapsack and pitch a tent, …
 
Yeeeee-haw! We’re headed out to the wild wild west to explore some of the best that America’s National Parks have to offer, and we’re doing it in style as only Adventures By Disney can! But first travel news, including opening dates for Epcot’s Rat ride, Halloween Horror Nights, and Alcatraz (the park, not the prison). Saddle up old paint and grab …
 
Happy Birthday! We’re spending the next 18 months celebrating the Magic Kingdom’s 50th anniversary, and kicking it off with some weird and wonderful Disney World history. But first travel news, including Disneyland is back in business, French wine country the Tay Tay way, and a pair of B.A. women of Imagineering. Grab your ears and sprinkle some pi…
 
Say What? We’re talking about the craziest Disney parks rumors ever heard from bus drivers, cast members, and Joe Schmoe on Main Street USA. But first, travel news, including DCA Food and Wine fest deets, how to snuggle up with poultry in New Mexico, and the grumpiest festival east of the Mississippi. Grab your salt shaker and tune up your lie dete…
 
Ay caramba!We’ve been busy exploring all inclusive resorts south of the border, and we want to tell you why you should too! But first travel news, including Disney World’s big package surprise, a record breaking chocolate fountain, and celebrating a humongous fungus. Skip your siesta and dust off your sombrero, it’s time to hit the trail with the G…
 
Heigh-Hoooooo! It’s off to work we go, digging deep for those hidden gems that make your visit to Universal Orlando Resort even better. But first, travel news, including Disney California Adventure is reopening...kind of, golden towers, EPCOT Tombstones and running with the roller bulls in New Orleans. Grab your pickaxe and check on the canary, it’…
 
EXTREME! Is the word we’d use to describe these crazy theme park rides that make us step back and say WTF? But first travel news, including a London themed park in London, the most boring hotel in Las Vegas, and a celebration of baby food. Gather up your courage and keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times, it’s time to hit the trail…
 
Dig it! We’re planning pilgrimages to destinations inspired by our hobbies and interests. But first, travel news, including thrilling updates to Disney’s Jungle Cruise, how to get to Jamaica in the time of COVID, and a waterlogged music festival. Get your motor running and head out on the highway, it’s time to hit the trail with the Gold Key Advent…
 
In order to form a more perfect theme park, we the adventurers must make some tough choices when it comes to the future of theme park thrills. But first, travel news, including the return of live entertainment to Walt Disney World, blimps are coming back in a huge way, and the perils of living in an airport terminal. Hand over the nuclear football …
 
We’re back from a trip to this year's EPCOT Arts festival, and we want to tell you about everything we saw and tasted! But first, travel news, including Disney does Antarctica, a visit with some Scottish cows, and the week in Disney parks history. Load up your palette and grab your brushes, it’s time to hit the trail with the Gold Key Adventurers S…
 
The rest of the gang went and left me to my own devices, so I’m going to take you on a whirlwind tour of the week’s travel news, including big changes at Walt Disney World,Paris plans to become even more beautiful, and China becomes the land of Ice And snow for a big winter festival. Get ready for the news and bring your own punchlines,it’s time to…
 
Ready or not, here we come, with a rousing game of virtual theme park hide and seek! But first, the weekly news, including Cirque du Soleil’s French clowns prepare to invade Disney Springs, learning to cook the cowboy way, and Japan’s cute monster cafe! Find a hiding spot and count to 10, it’s time to hit the trail with the Gold Key Adventurers Soc…
 
Happy new year! We’re taking a look back to find the gold in the turd of a year that was 2020. But first, the year’s final travel news, including Snow White’s new Disneyland digs,a first look at the Disney Wish cruise ship, and the world’s most expensive and stupid taco. Pour a toast and find someone to kiss at midnight, it’s time to hit the trail …
 
Ho Ho Ho! There’s only two more sleeps ‘til Christmas, and we’re having a holiday party to get in the mood. But first, travel news, including Walt Disney World’s exciting new package, virtual solstice with the druids at Stonehenge, and the swankiest igloo ever built in the middle of Times Square! Pour me some eggnog and pass the snickerdoodles, it’…
 
Hey! I was watching that! Don’t touch that dial, because we’re talking about our favorite travel TV shows! But first, travel news, including New Years Eve at Disney World,Fancy trains come to the American west, Iceland’s Yule Lads, and Diaper wearing pilots from China. Stock up on snacks and check local listings, it’s time to hit the trail with the…
 
Happy Birthday to Walt… Walt Disney, that is! And we’re celebrating by imagining how we’d spend just one day with him if he came back in the year 2020. But first, travel news, including the opening date of Super Nintendo World, creep Christmas caroling in Wales, and Spider fight club in japan. Shine up your phoenix gem and set your nostalgia dials …
 
Hi Adventurers! Dan accidentally uploaded a version of this episode with background chatter behind the commercial break. D'Oh! Please ignore the first published version of this episode, and listen to this one instead! It’s a beautiful day...to argue over who gets to do what as we imagine our perfect Disney World Day! But first, travel news, includi…
 
Sleigh bells ring, are ya’ listenin’...to this week’s show, all about the most magical time to visit the Magic Kingdom and the rest of the Disney theme parks! But first, travel news, including a backyard matterhorn, Cripple Creek’s Christmas Casino, where to park your flying car in Orlando, and why Sweden likes to ring in Christmas with an ill temp…
 
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