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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 1398 - Splurging At WDW

PodcastEpisode 1398 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, Len Testa, Mike Newell & Annette Owens

Topics:

  • Episode 1398 - Splurging At WDW

  • Today, the panel discusses a recent article on CNN.com about "Splurges That Are Worth It" at WDW.


    CNN Article can be found here.


    Running Time: 22:00

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Episode 1397 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1397 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
  • 3:00 A man named Jed [insert singing] asks about obtaining Magic Bands as an off-site guest.
  • 4:14 Jed says some companies offer private lounges and perks for their employees at WDW.
  • 5:08 Howie from Maryland asks about managing a split stay with FASTPASS Plus.
  • 6:35 Cindy from South Carolina discusses the linking of multiple Magic Bands.
  • 7:42 Cindy from South Carolina questions the panel's advice regarding the Disney Dining Plan.
  • 10:02 Connie shares a Trip Report.
  • 13:42 Mike from Ohio asks for the least-crowded weeks in June and July.
  • 15:02 Kate from Virginia talks about "Commando touring" Hershey Park.
  • 19:28 Bruce from New York recommends the help desk at Downtown Disney's World of Disney store such as to locate souvenirs across WDW property.
  • 20:33 Joe from New Jersey asks if his Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party ticket can be used to make FASTPASS Plus reservations between 4 PM and the start of the party.
  • 21:51 Joe from New Jersey asks about the connection between FASTPASS Plus and the number of ticket days you have.
  • 22:55 Tom from Florida talks about Hurricanes at WDW.
  • 25:18 Zack from Tennessee asks if his friends, who are staying onsite, can book FASTPASS Plus reservations for him, who is staying offsite, if the reservations are linked.
  • 26:59 Jennifer from California ponders lodging options and inexpensive Christmas week Activities at WDW.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1396 - Set Em' Up Joe!

PodcastEpisode 1396 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

Topics:

  • Episode 1396 - Set Em' Up Joe!

  • Today, Len returns from a recent trip researching bar options at Walt Disney World.


  • Running Time: 25:00

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Episode 1395 - Odds Makers September 2014

PodcastEpisode 1395 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 & Annette Owens

Topics:

  • Episode 1395 - Odds Makers September 2014

  • Today, the for fun, the panel continues the format inspired by a famous sports show, and do it Walt Disney World style.


    Running Time: 13:00

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Episode 1394 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1394 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
  • 2:27 Megan from New York asks if she should go to WDW before the first week or after the second week of March. She emphasizes Crowds and rental car prices.
  • 4:53 The panel discusses rental car rates.
  • 7:37 Matt from California suggests new restaurants for Epcot's American Adventure Pavilion.
  • 9:44 Laurie from Michigan asks if she can buy and use previously-used Magic Bands.
  • 11:41 Rob from Canada asks if the Magic Kingdom is normally less crowded on the days of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Rob also asks about the Party's Crowds on Halloween proper.
  • 13:04 Karen asks how to handle unruly guests at the parks.
  • 15:09 Dawn from New York asks where her group of five, including three Children, should stay for one Night. Mike Scopa and Matt recommend Art of Animation.
  • 16:33 Merrick from Colorado ponders resources for first-time Disney cruisers.
  • 20:02 Lauren from Minnesota asks if any full-service restaurants at Moderate Resorts are good.
  • 21:39 Jean from Maryland asks about Crowds at Disneyland's Halloween parties.
  • 23:11 Kelly from Colorado discusses the value of Disney's packages.
  • 24:17 Kelly from Colorado shares a situation where the Dining Plan is a good value.
  • 25:24 Jason from Alabama asks if Park Hopping is feasible on December 28.
  • 27:34 Erica from Indiana talks about the candy corn ice cream at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1393 - 2015 Unofficial Guide To Walt Disney World

PodcastEpisode 1393 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: Matty Ice, Mike Scopa, Len Testa, Mike Newell & Annette Owens

Topics:

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Episode 1392 - Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

PodcastEpisode 1392 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 & Annette Owens

Topics:

  • Episode 1392 - 2014 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

  • Today, the panel discusses the 2014 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.


    Running Time: 28:00

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Episode 1391 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1391 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
  • 2:42 Claire discusses Universal Orlando's Portofino Bay Hotel.
  • 4:28 Roger talks about Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawaii.
  • 5:32 Mike asks how a guest can obtain a Parking pass if he or she is utilizing Disney's new resort check-in system.
  • 6:21 Molly shares information about the new Four Seasons Resort and My Magic Plus.
  • 7:11 Jodie from Minnesota asks how Disney manages its bus service.
  • 10:05 Brian from Ohio talks about ordering Disney park Tickets through the Shades of Green resort.
  • 11:50 Justin ponders the high crowd predictions on Touring Plans' crowd calendar.
  • 13:14 Brendan asks if he should purchase an Annual Pass for consecutive January trips.
  • 13:51 Bruno from Pennsylvania comments on maintenance at the parks.
  • 15:49 A listener questions the ethics of booking a stay at a resort without the intent of staying there such as to obtain FASTPASS Plus priority.
  • 17:27 Stacy from Arizona asks is she can reuse multiple Magic Bands on future trips.
  • 18:51 Mark asks about selecting FASTPASS Plus times.
  • 19:27 Katie from New Jersey asks about adding people to ADRs.
  • 21:07 Katie from New Jersey asks when she should plan her anniversary trip: October, late December, or the first week of December for WDW Today Reunion. .
  • 22:38 Sam greets the panel and says that Grocery Stores Fear this Man.
  • 23:02 Erica from Indiana ponders new Activities such as to keep her Disney trips fresh.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1390 - A Very Newell Vacation

PodcastEpisode 1390 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& Annette Owens

Topics:

  • Episode 1390 - A Very Newell Vacation

  • Today, Mike Newell gives a trip report from his visit to Walt Disney World.

  • Running Time: 18:30

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