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No-Guilt Disney Podcast

95 EpisodesProduced by Patty Holliday, Theresa Mabe, and Jane MayoWebsite

To all those that come to our happy place, welcome to the No-Guilt Disney Podcast. We're three Disney fangirls who probably know way too much about the Disney parks than any adult should- and we're perfectly ok with that. Join us, Patty, Theresa, and Jane as we share stories of the Disney parks and … read more

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What We (Still!) Love About Disney

July 3rd, 2022



We talked about the things we wish we could change or bring back last time. If you missed that episode, you may want to go back and …

What We Would Change At Disney If Genie Was Granting Wishes

June 20th, 2022


We all have our feelings about Genie+ - but what if it was able to grant us some wishes? 

What do we wish could come back? Go away? Change just a …

23-ish Predictions for D23 Expo 2022

June 13th, 2022


The D23 Expo is back in Anaheim this summer and we cannot wait! 

Just released: the weekend schedule. And we have thoughts about what might be …

Unpopular Opinions AKA Ways To Get Theresa Riled Up

May 27th, 2022


It's been a hot minute since we got Theresa's blood pressure going. And on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opening day in EPCOT we're going to change all that. 


Featuring everyone's favorite hot takes and …

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Reactions and Review

May 18th, 2022

It's time to save the galaxy. Again.  Patty and Jane give a live reaction to riding the newest and only roller coaster in Epcot. 

But first, we chat …

runDisney AMA and Registration Rehash

April 27th, 2022


runDisney again? Yes. Because we have to discuss the whole Marathon Weekend registration draaaammmaaaa. 

And Jane threw in a fun runDisney AMA at the …

Back to Normal? -ish? Maybe? Also: runDisney Registration Tips, Spring 2022 News

April 15th, 2022

Heads up: there's some "behind the magic" talk around the 40 minute mark. If you listen with kiddos (hiiii kids!) you may want to pause if they are still believers in the fur characters.

And before we get started: we …

Disney Hidden Gems and Secrets

March 21st, 2022


We're spilling our favorite secrets and hidden gems for you! 

Join us for a discussion about the Disney hidden gems we love including fireworks spots, special dining locations, and clever easter eggs hidden by …

runDisney 101

February 17th, 2022


runDisney 101

Here is the updated, new and improved for 2022 and beyond- runDisney 101 episode.  

We cover it all: from registration to arriving at Walt Disney World to the expo and the finish line-- and everything in …

Chris Evans in the Blue Sweater + D23 Expo FAQ for 2022

January 31st, 2022


We may not be talking about Bruno, but we are definitely still talking about Chris Evans and the blue sweater from D23 Expo 2015. 

It may or may not be THE reason why Patty keeps going back to D23 Expo every other year. …

runDisney 2022 Marathon Weekend Recap and General Updates

January 23rd, 2022


Patty's going rogue and talking runDisney 2022 Marathon Weekend solo.  Jane and Theresa are still unpacking and settling in, but we didn't want too …

Exploring Disney's Genie Plus At Walt Disney World

December 7th, 2021


We used it, we *liked it, but is it right for you and your family?

We're breaking down our experience with Disney's new FastPass+- the Genie Plus! 

Here's what worked for us and what didn't, and why we think it might be …

runDisney Wine and Dine Recap 2021

November 16th, 2021


Jane is out this week, but Theresa and Patty rundown the run (badumbum) that happened at Wine and Dine 2021. 

We're talking the good (races are BACK!) and the not as good (Um, hello, where was Spaceship Earth for the …

Wine and Dine Event Guide 2021 and Genie Teaser Talk

October 27th, 2021


It's finally happening: runDisney is BACK and we have the Wine and Dine Event Guide to obsess over to prove it! 

We're talking about some of the changes and weirdness we're seeing in this first post-pandemic era of …

WDW 50th Anniversary Weekend Discussion And KiteTails Fangirling

October 13th, 2021


Happy 50th Anniversary, Walt Disney World! 

The 18-month celebration kicked off on October 1st with some new entertainment and some new drama to go along with it. 

We're talking about all three new shows (HarmonioUS, …

Coast to Coast Disney Halloween 2021

September 30th, 2021


When we say Halloween, we also say Disney Halloween. 

Because have you met us?

That's how we roll and as we head into the Spooky Season, it's time to …

runDisney Tips 2021

September 1st, 2021



runDisney Tips

runDisney season is just around the corner- and if you're running your first, second (Theresa) or 50th race (Jane), we've got some tips for you. 

Check out these posts mentioned in the episode for more …

Disney Parks Are Heating Up! Late Summer 2021 Disney News

August 19th, 2021


Summer is rapidly coming to a close, but the Disney Parks news is just heating up!

We run down a few of the top things dropping all over the parks …

Rating the Disney Attractions Movies

July 28th, 2021


Maybe one of the most fun conversations we've had in anticipation of The Jungle Cruise coming to theaters this week. 

We watched and discussed the Disney attractions that inspired movies- and came to some surprising …

Park Hopping: Whatever It Takes

July 14th, 2021


We're park hopping this week. Riding one attraction, eating or drinking one snack, and moving on to the next park.

And yes, we're even going Coast to Coast with Disneyland representing in this one! 

Find the No-Guilt …

Disney News Dropping All Over The Place- Including runDisney-ish

June 21st, 2021


We needed to put together a little roundup of the Disney news that came out over the past 2 weeks. 

It's been a lot. 

And yes, we discuss the runDisney news/non-news event that hit social media this week. 

Are the races …

Avengers Campus Trip Report Part 2

June 16th, 2021


Nicole is back with the GOOD stuff about Avengers Campus. 

The food and the rides. 

She's breaking it down and letting you know just what you can't …

Avengers Campus Trip- err- Mission Report Part 1

June 7th, 2021


Avengers Campus: Mission Report

Nicole went to the first day of Avengers Campus at Disneyland and is here to tell us all about it. 

We've got the …

Resort Preserve, Refurb, Demolish

May 26th, 2021


Here's a first: three hosts actually agreeing on... well, everything. 

Spoiler alert. ha! 

We played Resort preserve refurb and demolish this week …

It's Good To Be Bad: The NGD Best Villains Awards

May 11th, 2021


You love them, we love them, and we're voting on a bunch of Villain superlatives this week. 

Well, technically we voted and recorded this a few weeks ago, but hey, you're listening now and that's all that matters. 

For The First Time In Forever, Jane's Back At WDW

April 28th, 2021


And we've got to talk about it. 

She's giving you the rundown about the new Mobile Magic, park hopping, crowds, lines, and getting back into theme park shape. 

YES, that's a thing. 

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A Magical Disney Planning and Trip Report

April 7th, 2021


And by Magical, I literally mean-- Magical. 

Peter Wood, a real-life professional magician, just got back from a Spring Break at Walt Disney World and is here to tell us all about it. 

The good, the bad, and the tons of …

The Year of the Epcot Space Taco- Disney News Spring 2021

March 17th, 2021


Epcot has a space taco and we have feelings about this. 

Running down the current news coming out of the Disney Parks this spring. 

Join us on the No-Guilt Disney Podcast for a fun discussion about things we love- that …

The Unpopular Disney Opinions You Actually Love

March 3rd, 2021


When it comes to Disney, there are a lot of things we can vent about. We like to call them our unpopular opinions. 

But in 2021, we wanted to put a …

Baby It's Cold at Disney! And Everywhere Else. Winter 2021 Disney News

February 17th, 2021


Stay inside, listen to the Disney News update, and stay warm!

We're running down some of the latest news in regards to all things Disney including

Muppet Avengers Starring Chris Evans (And Other Muppet Dream Projects!)

February 10th, 2021


The Muppet Show is coming to Disney+ and that got us thinking about all things Muppet. 

We run down our nostalgia, our greatest moments with Muppets, and even what we'd love to see Muppet-wise inside the parks and on …

Rewatch, Remake, Disney Vault It!

January 27th, 2021


Welcome to season 2 of the No-Guilt Disney Podcast! 

One note: we had a "welcome back!" kind of news episode to air before this one but yadda yadda yadda... it didn't work out. 

So here we go with the 2nd season of the …

End of 2020 Disney News Wrap Up

December 21st, 2020


2020 has been A YEAR. And we're going to talk about it. 

We've got Disney parks and entertainment and runDisney news to discuss.

Plus a little shade at our favorite Bob.


Don't Forget: Join the No-Guilt DisneyFacebook …

Disney Holidays At Home

December 9th, 2020


No one's going to Disney during the holidays this year. 

Okay, so that's a big ol' lie! TONS of people are- just no one who happens to be on this …

Disney Plus Holiday Movies

December 2nd, 2020


Its the most wonderful time of the year for watching holiday movies and shows!

And we, as always, have a list of our favorites. And a few others- …

The Best Thing We've Ever Eaten- Dishes Are Done, Man!

November 12th, 2020


After the week we've had around here, we've got to talk about Disney comfort food! 

So we're diving into the best things we've ever eaten in this episode. 

Jane's a bit picky, Patty has her standby favorites, and …

Halloween on Disney Plus- Don't Miss and What's Missing!

October 28th, 2020


We're back and ready to chat about Halloween on Disney Plus. 

We're covering what's on and what we are watching this week- and also what's NOT on the …

Disney Style Halloween- Disneybounding and Costuming

October 7th, 2020


This month we're talking about all things Halloween at Disney. 

To be fair, we talk about Disney Halloween 365, but the episodes are going to be Halloween-centric this week. 

Costumes and Disneybounding are some of our …

Fall Disney News and Halloween Trip Report

September 30th, 2020


Lots of news to discuss this week and a mini trip report from Patty regarding Halloween at Disney this year. 

Worth flying down during a pandemic?

This or That? You Gotta Choose!

September 23rd, 2020


We're playing This or That- and there are no extra options. I tried. 

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*transcripts to each episode will be posted within a few …

This Is Halloween... Lite At Walt Disney World

September 16th, 2020


BOO to YOU is back- kinda. 

Want to know what the holidays are going to look like this year at Walt Disney World? 

Jane went to the Magic Kingdom on …

Awards For Best Music in the Disney World Parks Goes To...

September 9th, 2020


We're talking music- what we love, what we notice, and what we don't. 

And you voted!

Here are the results of the first-ever made up by Jane No-Guilt …

Unpopular Opinions: Disney Foods That Y'all Don't Love

September 2nd, 2020


This Unpopular Opinions episode has it all: the great tuna fish controversy, poor man's Le Cellier and a healthy dose of Dole Whip hate. We get it: …

What'cha Doin'? Fangirling Phineas and Ferb

August 27th, 2020


Patty's going rogue with a promo for her other podcast. Are you subscribed? If you love movies and TV and all things pop culture, you should give it …

The One Where We Catch Up! Summer Mailbag Episode

August 26th, 2020



You can blame Patty for this one. We let a few awesome things that landed in our inbox slide- so this is the makeup episode. 

If you don't like chitchat (in which we talk wax melts by Magical Mimosas and puzzling at …

Buh-Bye! Celebrity Voices at the Disney Parks

August 19th, 2020


There's nothing more exciting than a celebrity sighting- unless it's a celeb sighting AT the Disney Parks!

Want to know how you can guarantee one every time you go? Well- maybe more like hear a celeb in the park since …

What's the Pocahontas Sequence- Question Mark? David Alpert From E-Ticket To Broadway

August 12th, 2020


Many thanks to our guest on today's episode: David Alpert from E-Ticket to Broadway.

David joined us from New York to talk about the Disney Parks shows we love and more importantly why we love them. And also asks the …

My Favorite Disney Bathrooms- A New Podcast Featuring Moaning Myrtle

August 5th, 2020


It's the hard-hitting content you've been waiting for: sharing our list of favorite Disney bathrooms. When you gotta know where the best place to go, you listen to the experts from No-Guilt Disney.

Who knows- there may …

runDisney Virtual Racing 101

July 29th, 2020


What's a virtual race and why do you want to run them?

Theresa has the questions, Jane and Patty have the answers in this runDisney virtual racing 101. 

Note: The Wine and Dine Half marathon has gone virtual and you DO …

Epcot Is Depressing and Other Fun Tidbits from the Hollywood Studios Epcot Reopening!

July 27th, 2020


Y'all, we wanted to give a glowing report about returning to all the parks. 

But... we just can't. And we promised to always be truthful when it …

There Are 999 Walt Disney World Reopening Reports: But Room For 1 More!

July 16th, 2020


Walt Disney World is open in Florida- for better or worse. 

Jane and Patty both spent the first few days in the parks and are here to share their experiences. 

They are not saying: GO TO DISNEY WORLD!

But only--- if you …

Pixie-glass Face Masks at the Walt Disney World Passholder Re-Opening Preview

July 11th, 2020


The day finally arrived - after 100+ days, someone from the No-Guilt Disney team has finally made their way back into the Disney Parks!

Jane shares her feedback on how her day at Animal Kingdom went during the Walt …

People Are In The Parks! We Repeat: People Are IN Walt Disney World!

July 8th, 2020


The Cast Member previews started today and we have all been more than a little obsessed with all the pictures and discussions from Day 1 post-COVID. 

We're talking about social distancing, sanitizing, masking, and …

Never Have I Ever Episode 2 With Geeky Girl Gab Candace

July 1st, 2020


Full disclosure: this episode was a hot mess of 2020-ness while we were recording. You'll notice- so just be warned. 

We TRIEEEED, y'all! 

But good …

New Disney Park Pass Reservation System, Same Old Disney IT Problems

June 24th, 2020


The new Disney Park Pass Reservation is now here - and it wasn't quite prepared for 15 months of Disney vacationers logging on at once. SHOCKER.

But don't let that scare you - once we were able to log on, we LOVED the …

Disneyland Reopening Plans, runDisney Paris Update, and Some Josh D'Amaro Fangirling

June 13th, 2020


Look, you can't take the fangirls out of this podcast! 

We had a moment talking about our fave, Josh D'Amaro. Okay, so JANE had a moment but I don't think we disagree with her. 

A rundown of all the Disney related news …

How to Register for a Sold Out runDisney Race

June 11th, 2020


Welcome to runDisney race season- where your first race is through the registration process!

It's a sprint, not a marathon, my friends when it comes to registering for a runDisney race.

And we know there are some …

(insert Michael Scott GIF here) It's Happening! Walt Disney World Opening Plans

June 8th, 2020


We have dates, we have plans, and we have A LOT of questions about the reopening of Walt Disney World. 

And of course, we all have reservations (because have you met us?!) for upcoming summer visits. 

Today we run down …

Commando to Chill Disney Parks Tips

May 27th, 2020


Listener-submitted question: 

What are some tips that you can give us on how we can enjoy Disney World at a slower pace but still feel like we are …

No One Greets Guests Like Gaston! Awkward Character Meet and Greets

May 21st, 2020


There was some big management news this week, an opening of Disney Springs, and we reflect on our favorite awkward character meet and greets. 

Most of them featuring your favorite villain and mine, Gaston! Because while …

runDisney Marathon Sell Out and Shanghai Disneyland Opens

May 14th, 2020


We have an opening!

And a superfast sell-out!

Plus an awkward photobomb that needs its own show, to be honest.

This week we're talking about what's happening at runDisney, Shanghai Disneyland, and Disney Springs.

And of …

Shanghai Disneyland Opening What We Want To Do FIRST

May 6th, 2020


There was some big news yesterday!

Shanghai Disneyland has an opening date and new social distancing details. 

Theresa was following the Shareholder …

So You Think You're a Disney Expert?

April 29th, 2020


We like to think we know everything about all things Disney around here. 

Okay, so we know we don't- but we definitely love the little details and typically overlooked elements that make the Disney Parks special. 

Come …

No-Guilt Game Night: You're Invited!

April 26th, 2020


Looking for something to do this week that's a little social, a little Disney, and a lot of fun?

Join us for No-Guilt Game Night.  

No-Guilt Disney …

Preserve, Refurb, Demolish - Extinct Attractions

April 23rd, 2020


We're playing our Disney version of Kiss, Marry, Kill: Preserve, Refurb or Demolish.

On the block are some favorite and much missed extinct …

Disney Unpopular Opinions 4: Jungle Cruise Gets a NOPE, Park Hopping, and Skipping All Rides

April 15th, 2020


We're back with some of your unpopular Disney opinions. 

And you had a few that made us laugh and cringe. Plus we might have collectively voted one …

Tips For Planning A Disney World Vacation On Short Notice

April 8th, 2020


When the parks reopen, some of us might be making some trips to get that Disney fix in!

And those trips might be happening with a short turn around time. 

We have tips to help you plan a Walt Disney World trip like a …

No-Guilt Game Night: You're Invited!

April 6th, 2020


Looking for something to do this week that's a little social, a little Disney, and a lot of fun?

Join us for the first No-Guilt Game Night.  

Curbside Delivery: Disney Style!

April 1st, 2020


If you had a dream of having food from the Disney Parks or Disney Cruise Line then this is the show for you. 

We put the question out to the No-Guilt …

Hidden Gems You Want To Watch On Disney Plus

March 31st, 2020


We're all inside, it's going to be a super long Spring... so we're all watching a ton of TV. 

Hey, no-guilt in our COVID-19 game!

And you know Disney+ is there to deliver the good stuff for us.

Disney+ Hidden Gems

We …

Memorable Moments 3: Stitch's Great Play Date, The Next Phasma, Disney Is Always Watching

March 25th, 2020


The Memorable Moments- and man, do we need some of these in our lives!- are why we keep going back to Disney. 

And we know that you are as eager as we are to make some more of these.

You've got some of the best stories …

Disney It Up At Home!

March 23rd, 2020


We all know that canceling those Disney Parks trips has been tough. Ugh- coronavirus-19 go away!

But the great news is that there are many ways to enjoy Disney at home- thanks to Al Gore and his little invention called …

Cast Compliments: To Our Franciscos From the Travel Agents Who Love You

March 18th, 2020


We love the Cast Members so much around here- and we lovingly refer to them as Francisco. 

Because that's fun to say!

This week has been HARD on all of us in the Disney community, but no more so than for the Cast …

Sorry, Folks, Disneys Closed. The Mouse Out Front Should Have Told You

March 16th, 2020



Every Disney Park around the world is currently closed for operations. For the first time since 1955, there is not a single Disney Park anywhere open. 

And... well, we have some thoughts on that. 

Join us as we …

Preserve, Refurb, Demolish - Disneyland Attractions

March 11th, 2020


Y'all, you want to listen to this one.

Theresa's nostalgic struggles are on display, Jane suddenly takes on the role usually held by Theresa and …

All Aboard! Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway Opening Day Reaction

March 5th, 2020


Jane took one for the team.

A super big hardship, we know, but she got her FastPass (hey, Stay Disney and Don't Do Standby!) the day they became available.

She made it onto Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway on Opening …

The Wildest Week In The (Disney) Wilderness! Recapping A Crazy News Week

March 4th, 2020


While we're not a breaking news kind of Disney podcast, we do follow along like everyone else. 

And What. A. Week. Disney just had!

  • The 2 Bobs
  • Poor …

Never Have I Ever (Played a Game So Wrong...!) Episode 1

March 2nd, 2020


Never Have I Ever Episode 1

Y'all- we had a week. And the day we recorded this one? It was like 7 weeks in one Monday. 

So we're a little punchy as we work through tech issues and email address snafus and Patty really …

Discussing Dapper Days and Crocs Shaming

February 26th, 2020


We're explaining Dapper Days to Jane because, well, she's not sure she gets why anyone would want to be so uncomfortable all day at Disney. 

Fair …

Disney Unpopular Opinions 3: runDisney: Night Races, Disneyland Races, and Cheese Haters (um, excuse me?)

February 24th, 2020


runDisney Unpopular Opinions

You shared 'em- boy did you!

Opinions and a healthy dose of complaints (ahem).

What we were hoping for: things that you …

runDisney and Club runDisney: Happy Princess Half Weekend, Runners!

February 19th, 2020


runDisney and Club runDisney

Happy Princess Half Marathon weekend, runners! We're celebrating you by talking about one of our favorite subjects: runDisney. 

And also: Who's the leader of the Club that's (probably not) …

Francisco: That's Fun To Say! Cast Compliments Episode 1

February 17th, 2020


Formally introducing Francisco, because that's fun to say!

(Holla, Will Ferrell! Don't worry, we explain it on the podcast)

This is the Cast …

Preserve, Refurb, Demolish - Our Version of Kiss, Marry, Kill

February 14th, 2020


Welp, first we needed to talk about the big ol' Dumbo in the room: those ticket price hikes. APs got hit (again) at both Disneyland and Walt Disney …

Memorable Moments 2: Elton John, Cinderella Castle Suite, Hurricanes and Francisco

February 12th, 2020


The Memorable Moments are why we keep going back, time and time again, to Disney! 

And you've got some of the best stories of magic and love that happen in the parks, resorts, and on the cruises. Thanks for submitting …

Disney Unpopular Opinions 2: The Little Mermaid, Mickey's Voice, Hocus Pocus, Lilo and Stitch

February 7th, 2020


Ohhhh, the Unpopular Disney Opinion episode. (claps excitedly)

Yes, it's back!

Theresa, oh sweet, sweet Theresa, once again has her heart kinda …

Disney Instagram Walls And The Women Who Love Them

February 5th, 2020


Traveling to Disney in this day and age means one thing: Instagram. Sure, family experiences are great, and once-in-a-lifetime interactions with …

Halloween at Disney World- Too Soon? NEVER!

February 4th, 2020


While we're working hard on creating new content, we knew there were some gems in the Disney fangirling vault over on the No-Guilt Fangirl Podcast …

Epcot Forever at Disney World: Theresa Has Opinions (Plus a Few Tears!)

February 3rd, 2020


While we're working hard on creating new content, we knew there were some gems in the Disney fangirling vault over on the No-Guilt Fangirl Podcast …

Disney Unpopular Opinions 1: Dole Whips, Soarin', Flight of Passage, Figment and (gasp!) 'Ohana

January 29th, 2020


Y'all, when it comes to Disney, people have opinions. 

Or we should say OPINIONS all caps. 

And we're not going to pretend that we aren't in that …

Rise of the Resistance Boarding Groups: May the Force Be With You (You'll Need It!)

January 29th, 2020


Rise of the Resistance is THE E-Ticket ride at Walt Disney World and Disneyland right now. No question; this is absolutely the kind of wow-factor …

Memorable Moments 1: Toddlers on Main Street, Mickey Cures All, Pete the Magic Dragon and More!

January 29th, 2020


When people say, why do you keep going back to Disney time and time again?

These stories are why. The Magical & Memorable Moments that happen when we visit Main Street, U.S.A. 

Y'all, this was probably our favorite …

To All Those That Come To Our Happy Place...

January 26th, 2020


To all those that come to our happy place, welcome to the No-Guilt Disney Podcast.

We're three Disney fangirls who probably know way too much about …

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