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Welcome to WDW Today!





Welcome to WDW Today, a interactive webcast/podcast that covers various topics from around Walt Disney World. This panel podcast airs new episodes every Wednesday with a Live call-in show every month and older episodes available for download at any time that are all full of Walt Disney World trip planning tips. We can also be heard every Saturday morning at 11am Mountain time and our monthly Live shows simulcast on 540am KYAH Radio.

Be sure to send us all your Walt Disney World questions to be featured on our weekly show where we also answer listener mail to questions@wdwtoday.com (don't forget your name and town so we can mention your name on-air!)

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Episode 1445 - Abe Vigoda/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1445 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa, Mike Scopa, & Mike Newell
Topics:


  • Episode 1445 - Abe Vigoda/QandA

  • Today the guys talk about Abe Vigoda while answering your listener questions.


  • 6:44 Bruce from New York talks about the Polynesian DVC.
  • 8:25 Jeff from New Jersey asks where he can purchase Grand Marnier at Epcot. He also asks the hosts for drink Recommendations.
  • 11:22 Andy from Minnesota wonders why Sum of All Thrills hasn't received more promotion from Disney.
  • 14:24 Andy wonders how Sum of All Thrills impacts CyberSpace Mountain at DisneyQuest. Matt instigates a digression about Abe Vigoda with a metaphor.
  • 18:39 Travis ponders the pros and cons of doing a solo trip to WDW.
  • 21:46 John from Illinois thinks about WDW attractions that might be different if famous Hollywood producers had created them.
  • 22:47 Len talks about Autopia attractions in the early years of Disneyland, California.
  • 23:44 Nick from Texas asks about touring the parks at Disneyland, California.
  • 25:25 Michelle from Massachusetts asks about purchasing Tickets for a Yankees-Braves spring training game at Wide World of Sports. She also asks if Alcohol is served there. Finally, she asks if it has special seats for visually-impaired guests.
  • 29:53 Jacqueline from Maine seeks Transportation options between WDW and Universal Orlando. Len mentions Uber and Lyft.
  • 31:26 Sean from Virginia asks about doing an Anna and Elsa meet using FASTPASS Plus on departure day.
  • 34:14 Brian from North Carolina ponders things he can do for the price of a two-week Polynesian DVC bungalow stay. Len talks about Disney's pricing strategy.
  • 40:22 Brian suggests a ride mashup based on Episode 1423 - Attraction Mashups.

Running Time: 42:00

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Episode 1444 - Magicband Madness/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1444 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Questions can be emailed to questions@wdwtoday.com or use this form


Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa, Mike Scopa, & Mike Newell
Topics:


  • Episode 1444 - Magicbands/QandA

  • Today the guys talk Magicbands, and answer your listener questions.


  • Matt refers to the WDW Today Wiki.
  • 19:03 Will from Texas talks about the Jingle Jungle Cruise and WDW Today Reunion 2014.
  • 21:15 Jay asks about the fate of the Comedy Warehouse Christmas Show at Hollywood Studios. .
  • Len ponders the future of the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!.
  • 22:28 Ken asks if Anna and Elsa host meets at the Magic Kingdom. The hosts debate the value of Cinderella's Royal Table versus that of a park hopper ticket.
  • 26:07 Roger shares his experience using the Uber car service at WDW.
  • 26:54 Briana from Rhode Island asks about doing a Land & Sea vacation combining WDW and Disney Cruise Line for as low a price as possible. Briana also asks if she can link the two portions of the trip. She also asks about experiencing Disney Cruise Line with a teenager. Matt recommends resources for planning a Disney Cruise Line vacation.
  • 31:08 Scott from Vermont ponders the least crowded weeks between October and December at WDW.
  • 32:31 A listener asks about renting DVC points.
  • 37:06 TJ from Illinois wonders how much money Disney makes from hat sales.
  • 40:25 Dmitri wonders what WDW really "is", especially in terms of updating attractions.

Running Time: 45:00

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Episode 1443 - Poly DVC/Studios Update/QandA

PodcastEpisode 1443 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Questions can be emailed to questions@wdwtoday.com or use this form


Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa, Mike Scopa, & Mike Newell
Topics:


  • Episode 1443 - Poly DVC/Studios Update/QandA

  • Today the guys talk Poly DVC pricing, give a update of Disney's Hollywood Studios, and answer your listener questions.


  • 22:07 Eric from Delaware asks when he should go to WDW for a long weekend without Children. He mentions WDW Today Reunion, Destination D23, and random off-peak times.
  • 24:10 Allan from Illinois wonders how extending park hours would affect Disney's bottom line.
  • 28:49 Joey from Florida says a Cowfish restaurant has opened at Universal Orlando's CitiWalk. Joey also asks if a party of nine adults and three Children can fit in a suite and a regular room at Art of Animation.
  • 31:25 Andy from Minnesota ponders the fates of the unemployed Star Troopers after the Death Star exploded.
  • 33:36 Doug from Louisiana asks about Park Hopping protocol. Doug also talks about renting a Luxury camper for the Fort Wilderness Campground, and Len discusses Fort Wilderness cabins.
  • 37:58 Ann from Illinois wonders if Memento mori, the Haunted Mansion's gift shop, will be open during the Haunted Mansion's refurb.
  • 38:56 Craig from Canada suggests an attraction mashup based on Episode 1423 - Attraction Mashups.
  • 40:00 Brian from Minnesota asks how MouseWorld Radio operates.
  • Poly DVC pricing from Touring Plans' Twitter feed.

Running Time: 45:00

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December 2014 Live Show

Live ShowThe December 2014 Live Show is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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Audio:




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Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Newell, Mike Scopa, Len Testa & Annette Owens


Topics:

  • Live Show December 2014. Originally aired on am540 KYAH and MouseWorld Radio. Presented by MEI/Mousefan Travel

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    Running Time: 2:00:00

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Episode 1442 - January 2015 Preview & Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1442 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Questions can be emailed to questions@wdwtoday.com or use this form


Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa, Mike Scopa, & Mike Newell
Topics:


  • January 2015 Preview & Listener Questions

  • Other months.
  • 15:22 Dave from Illinois asks how the strengthening of the US dollar has impacted foreign tourism, especially from Brazil, and whether Disney alters package prices to account for currency fluctuations.
  • 17:39 Mary Beth wonders when guests will be able to add the bonus FASTPASSes via their mobile devices.
  • 19:28 Chris from North Carolina asks if it's worth skipping WDW for one year to go to Disneyland considering Spring Break Crowds and construction.
  • 22:38 Willie from Georgia comments on the Great Movie Ride and asks the hosts what they'd change about the attraction.
  • 26:17 Marianne from Virginia asks if there is a two- day touring plan encompassing both Universal Orlando parks.
  • 27:45 George from Massachusetts comments on his room at the Polynesian.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1441 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1441 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Questions can be emailed to questions@wdwtoday.com or use this form


Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa, Mike Scopa, & Mike Newell
Topics:


  • Listener Questions

  • 3:39 John from New York asks if Disney will allow one to book a 10-person reservation at an onside resort for one night such as to take advantage of the extended FASTPASS Plus booking window.
  • 4:53 Jennifer from Georgia questions the need for Disney to add an additional track to Toy Story Midway Mania.
  • 5:55 Matthew from North Carolina asks if Disney College Program employees can purchase Tables in Wonderland. Matt mentions Disney's employee discount.
  • 7:33 Craig, Art from Michigan and Doug from Pennsylvania ponders attraction mashups based on Episode 1423 - Attraction Mashups.
  • 9:10 Angela from North Carolina Reviews Memory Maker.
  • 10:28 Gregg from North Carolina considers different FASTPASS Plus strategies.
  • 14:51 Cass from California asks about the value of booking a WDW Vacation Package through Costco.
  • 18:17 Justin asks about the value of a D23 membership. He also asks if there is a related discount for Annual Passholders.
  • 21:51 Vince from Washington shares his experience using the Uber car service.
  • 26:35 TJ from Illinois wonders why Disney monitors FASTPASS queue wait times.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1440 - Making It Worthwhile

General NewsEpisode 1440 is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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Topics:


  • Episode 1440 - Making It Worthwhile
  • Today, the panel discusses plans like Tables In Wonderland, Photo Pass, Refillable Mugs etc, and how and when you need to use them to make them worth the price..


Running Time: 25:00

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Episode 1439 - Reunion Eats

PodcastEpisode 1439 is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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Questions can be emailed to questions@wdwtoday.com or use this form

Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa, Len Testa, & Mike Newell

Topics:

  • Episode 1439 - Reunion Eats

  • Today, the guys discuss their dining options during this past Reunion.


    Running Time: 26:00

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The Candlelight Processional

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So we can spend the holidays with our families, and back by popular demand, we present to our new listeners and friends, this repeat of a previously scheduled episode.





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Show Notes

Hosts: Mike Scopa

For those who can not be At Walt Disney World to view The Candlelight Processional in person, we bring to you the traditional story of Christmas in song and narration as presented at Epcot.

Narrated By Mike Scopa.

Our gift to all of our friends. Merry Christmas!!



Running Time: 50:37

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