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Episode 151 Now Available

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Newell, Mike Scopa, Mary Waring & Sue Pisaturo

Topics:

  • Weddings, Proposals and being romantic at Walt Disney World
  • Mary added over 300 pages of new content to MouseSavers in the last month
  • Mary says people indicated they were very interested in romantic things to at Walt Disney World
  • Mary says an engagement package from Disney that includes proposing at Cinderella's Royal Table will run you about $250
  • Matt says Disney offers photography and videography services to document your proposal
  • Mary has interesting places to propose
  • Mike Scopa says he gets lots of requests for ideas for proposing from people
  • Mary says many of the proposal ideas are equally romantic in general
  • Mary mentions there are hot air balloon flights available
  • Sue says alot of these ideas are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities
  • Mary says there are romantic options for getting married and be able to save some money
  • Mary suggests instead of staying at the Grand Floridian to stay at Port Orleans which is just as romantic for much less
  • Sue suggests the Garden Suites at the Boardwalk resort for the seclusion and landscaping
  • Sue suggests the dining plan for honeymooners or couples looking for romance
  • Mary says official Disney Weddings can be cheap with the Intimate Wedding for $3000 for a wedding party of 18 people
  • Mary says a wedding with more than 20 people will require a custom wedding and that starts at $10,000 + 20% service charge + tax
  • Mary says they used to do weddings at the Magic Kingdom but in order to do that, you'll have to buy out the park for about $500,000.
  • Mary says there are lots of weddings in Epcot
  • Mary says there is a wedding reception in the Great Movie Ride
  • Mary says Disney charges a premium on holidays, weekends or other special days on weddings
Running Time: 16:41
Episode 151 Now Available | 6 comments | Create New Account
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Weddings
Authored by: jaypenguin150 on Tuesday, September 12 2006 @ 01:03 AM CDT
I would never have my wedding at WDW. I have nothing against people that do. For them, it must feel wonderful, and even 'magical'. But I just don't get why couples would want to do that. I think proposing is ok, and so are anniversaries. But Weddings and Honeymoons should not be at WDW.

Again, I am not saying that they are not wonderful...Im just mearly saying that I think it is a bad idea, and I would never do it. (the only exception being two cast members that met on the job, but that's it!)

JW

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Episode 151 Now Available
Authored by: saxmangeoff on Tuesday, September 12 2006 @ 02:42 PM CDT
One thing to keep in mind is that if you're at WDW for a special occasion,
like an engagement, wedding, or anniversary, be sure to advertise! There are
no guarantees, of course, but cast members are good at noticing anything
special.

My wife and I went for our 15th anniversary, during the "100 years of magic"
promotion, so I made big buttons that said "15 years of magic" with our
wedding photo. They got us lots of comments and "Happy anniversary"
wishes, along with a re-ride on Big Thunder Mountain, a rose and dessert at
the Yachtsman Steak House, and the buttons got us in to Liberty Tree Tavern
when it was booked solid. (We weren't even trying for any special treatment.
We just asked if they had anything available. The check-in lady laughed at
us. Then she saw the buttons and said, "Well, since it's a special occasion, let
me see what I can do." A few minutes later, we were taken back to a confetti-
strewn table. So not only did they squeeze us into a table, but they also
decorated the table. Way cool.)

So, don't go expecting special treatment, but DO advertise.

Geoff
Disney Weddings are Magic!!!
Authored by: Disneybridein2k3 on Thursday, September 14 2006 @ 01:40 PM CDT
I wanted to say a couple of things....
First of all, if you are at all interested in a Disney Wedding, I strongly advise you to check out www.yourfairytale.com and then join the Disneymooners. This group of mostly Disney brides are full of info and can answer any question you may have.
Secondly, in response to the post about a Disney wedding "making a joke about the faithfulness", I respect your opinion but can guarantee there is no question about the faithfulness my husband and I have. Disney offers a place where anything you dream can be. Ceremonies cannot include Mickey and Minnie but receptions can and receptions are all about fun and celebration! What better way to celebrate than in the magic of Disney??? We had our ceremony at Sea Breeze Point (near the Boardwalk hotel), our reception in The Living Seas at Epcot, and a dessert party during Illuminations. There isn't a thing we would change about the day - it was truly magical! If anyone is interested in having a Disney wedding and wants to chat, feel free to email me.

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