The Gold Key Adventurers Society: Disney World, Theme Parks, and Travel Planning

The Gold Key Adventurers Society: Disney World, Theme Parks, and Travel Planning

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! While the Disney and Universal theme parks are our first loves and the main focus of the show, our spirit of curiosity and adventure inspires us to seek out incredible destinations around the world to share with you.

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 park thrills or purple mountains majesty. We also don‘t like to take life too seriously, and our show is built on a solid foundation of globe trotting jackassery! Come for the in depth, hard hitting theme park and travel planning know-how, stay for the immature humor and discussion of our favorite snacks and adult beverages at any given tourist destination. And remember, life is short and the world is wide- so go have an adventure!

Recent Episodes

Theme Parks News Universal Studios Holiday Christmas

Christmas at Universal Orlando Resort

Dec. 7, 2021

Happy Who-lidays! This week we’re taking a look at the holiday season as celebrated at that other park down the road, Universal Orlando Resort! But first travel news, including trams are back at Magic Kingdom, how to live li…

Walt Disney World Theme Parks News Disneyland

Destination D23 and Disney World November Trip Report

Nov. 30, 2021

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 bi…

Walt Disney World Holiday Magic Kingdom 50Th Anniversary

Grateful For Disney World, Theme Parks, Travel, and You!

Nov. 23, 2021

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 a…

About the Hosts

Dan Leonard

Host, Producer,Engineer,Editor, etc.

Doofus husband, weird dad of 4. Travel Agent, adventure and theme park enthusiast. When Dan isn't at his dumb day job, he's busy planning amazing adventures for travel clients, wrangling a bunch of kids, turning the insane rambling of 4 globe trotting jackasses into the weekly hour long paragon of travel podcasting that is The Gold Key Adventurers Society.

Jeff Williams

Co-host, Tiki Enthusiast, Travel Boss

Tiki enthusiast, and travel photography expert. Jeff is the reluctant indoor kid who has to be dragged into an adventure, but loves every minute of it once the action starts- as long as there's a bar and an AC nearby!

Jess Evans


Founding co-host, theme park fanatic and Haunted Mansion fanatic. Proprietor of Gracey Manor Designs.

Heather Straight

Co-host, Travel Boss

Co-host, TARDIS traveler in both time and space, lover of Mickey the Mouse and travel boss