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Saturday, November 01 2014 @ 06:00 AM CDT

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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 three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 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 and our Live shows simulcast on 540am KYAH Radio.

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

Please report broken links or broken iTunes feeds to Matt or Mike Newell

Below you'll find a listing of the personalities on WDW Today and more information on each member

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Episode 1416 - Disney Springs Eats

PodcastEpisode 1416 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 1416 - Disney Springs Eats

  • Today, with the recent talk of some of the dining options at Disney Springs, the panel discuss restaurants or dining experiences they would like so see open.


    Running Time: 23:00

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Episode 1415 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1415 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

  • 3:21 Ally from North Carolina discusses Walt Disney World's VIP Tours, based on Episode 1398 - Splurging At WDW.
  • 5:38 Scott from New York shares his experience with upgrading from Coronado Springs to the Polynesian for one night.
  • 6:27 Helen asks about renewing an Annual Pass.
  • 7:20 Ann wonders how the Polynesian renovations will affect the resort's Christmas decorations.
  • 8:13 Ann ponders the best restaurants at the Monorail loop resorts and at Fort Wilderness.
  • 11:54 John from Kentucky asks about converting a five-day Park Hopper ticket to an Annual Pass while still receiving the AP renewal discount.
  • 13:26 Sigrid from Wisconsin asks where he should watch the Wine and Dine Half Marathon when he has Tickets to the Epcot after-party and is reliant on Disney Transportation.
  • 15:01 Sigrid from Wisconsin asks if talking Mickey in the Town Square Theater can sing the "hot dog dance" from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
  • 15:50 Sigrid from Wisconsin asks if a group staying in separate rooms on different reservations can share a Memory Maker.
  • 16:40 Dave from Ohio thinks some of the proposed Magic Band technology is a "little odd".
  • 18:26 Derek from Ohio asks about the detriments of buying on the DVC resale market.
  • 21:22 Jean Phillip from Canada asks why the Eat to the Beat and Flower Power concert series continually utilize the same performers.
  • 23:27 Janice from Louisiana asks if guests at the Magic Kingdom's hard ticket parties can schedule FASTPASS Plus reservations for the early admission window prior to the parties.
  • 23:59 Bob from Colorado wonders how much his Family's vacation would cost staying at a moderate resort.
  • 26:52 Katherine from Colorado asks why the hosts do the podcast.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1414 - November 2014 Preview

PodcastEpisode 1414 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 & Annette Owens

Topics:

  • Episode 1414 - November 2014 Preview

  • Today, we preview the month of November in Walt Disney World

  • Running Time: 17:00

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Episode 1413 - If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now.

PodcastEpisode 1413 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 & The Fabulous Annette Owens

Topics:

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Episode 1412 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1412 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 & Annette Owens

Topics:


  • Listener Questions

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1411 - A Further Update On The Polynesian

PodcastEpisode 1411 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, Annette Owens, Mike Newell & Steve Seifert

Topics:

  • Episode 1411 - A Further Update On The Polynesian

  • Today, Steve Seifert from Tikimanpages.com (The unofficial Polynesian Resort site) returns to update the construction progress of DVC units and other projects over at Disney's Polynesian Resort
  • More about DVC.

    More about deluxe resorts.


Running Time: 24:00

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Episode 1410 - AP Update

PodcastEpisode 1410 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, Mike Newell & The Fabulous Annette Owens

Topics:

  • Episode 1410 - AP Update

  • Today, it's been a while, so we thought we would do an update on the AP program and the discounts that come with it.



    Running Time: 17:00

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Episode 1409 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1409 is now available for download and instant listening.

Presented By:




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


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

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • 1:14 Len describes his stay at Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort.
  • 2:33 Rob noticed many Disney references on The Big Bang Theory.
  • 4:21 Amanda from Minnesota asks if she will have time to see the Main Street Electrical Parade after the 4 PM showing of the Hoop Dee Doo Revue.
  • 5:07 Bill from Ohio asks about FASTPASS rules for Be Our Guest Restaurant Lunch.
  • 7:00 Mary from Connecticut asks if she can park at the Boardwalk Inn, explore the resort, and enter Epcot through International Gateway.
  • 8:29 Mary asks what happens if you don't show up for your FASTPASS Plus reservations.
  • 9:30 Erin from Illinois asks what was wrong what Hollywood Studios' Villains Unleashed event.
  • 11:17 Gerald from Pennsylvania asks if an offsite guest can use a Magic Band from a previous onsite stay, if an offsite guest can use someone else's old Magic Band, and if it's safe to sell Magic Bands.
  • 11:54 Jenny asks if the front desk staff at Port Orleans French Quarter can transfer her room reservations with her park Tickets onto her Magic Band following a stay at the Swan.
  • 13:31 Rick ponders the viability of a test that allowed guests to preorder Lunch at the Be Our Guest Restaurant.
  • 15:17 Rick wants the least expensive Park Hopper ticket at Universal Orlando.
  • 15:49 Rick says fettuccine Alfredo is served at Lunch at the Brown Derby.
  • 16:05 Alicia from Minnesota asks about the upside of FASTPASS Plus.
  • 20:04 Brice from Ohio shares an August Trip Report highlighting FASTPASS Plus and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
  • 22:54 Lucas from Indiana comments on potential noise at Saratoga Springs from Downtown Disney construction.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1408 - It's Scopa's Turn

PodcastEpisode 1408 is now available for download and Instant Listening.

Presented By:






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

Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Episode 1408 - It's Scopa's Turn

  • Today, on the heels of Friday's show, Mike Scopa returns from Walt Disney World to tell us what he experienced this past trip.


  • Running Time: 31:00

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