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Episode 367 Now Available

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Show Notes

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

  • Listener Questions
  • Apologies for the audio, Mike is still rebuilding his system from a crash
  • Martin of CT doesn't think the Beach Club is that bad as recent survey results indicate
  • Jillian of NY shares what Cast Member discounts are like
  • Kendall of AL complains about the crowds during Martin Luther King Weekend
  • Susan of SC wants to know the best tour for an engineer
  • A listener wants to know how to get from one resort to another to see holiday decorations
  • Aziz wants to know if he should buy an Annual Pass for his entire family to save money
  • Bonnie of OH wants to know which days at each of the park are the least crowded
  • Len mentions there is a lot of information at TouringPlans.com.
  • Nick of IN wants to know if we enjoy professional wrestling and which wrestler we would like to see come to Disney
  • Brenda wants to know of any quiet places in the Magic Kingdom on New Years Eve
  • Brenda also wants to know where to find Extra Magic Hour schedule
  • Len mentions TouringPlans and WDW Magic have historical park hours
  • Carlos congratulates Len and Mike Scopa on finishing the Tower of Terror 13k
  • Zach of MN wants to know how many days in advance he should make his resort reservations
  • Zach also wants to know how far in advance he can make a reservation for San Angel Inn
  • Zach also wants to know if the middle of October or the week before Thanksgiving would be less crowded
  • Sherry of NC wants to know if the park will be decorated for Christmas by November 23
  • Beth wants to know when to book a family suite and when discounts will be available for her trip
  • Susan wants to know what we don't like about Port Orleans Riverside and if she should move to the Wilderness Lodge
  • Mary of MD noticed Harry Potter books in the Tower of Terror gift shop
  • Jack wants to know if we recommend any of the new dining plans
  • Kathy and Darren write in to say they will support Scopa during Magic Meets

Running Time: 26:40

Episode 367 Now Available | 3 comments | Create New Account
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Episode 367 Now Available
Authored by: Jedwbpm on Wednesday, February 06 2008 @ 06:19 PM CST
Hey Martin I live outside of New Haven am a stay at home dad and I march in the New Town Lablor Day Parade. It's like we are the same person. So I will kick in with you and take Newell or Scopa or even Len out if they are ever in the area.

As for Matt's move
I said good day Sir, Good Day Sir

Jeff Who still lives in Connecticut
Tours for engineers
Authored by: ddindy on Thursday, February 07 2008 @ 07:11 AM CST
I recommend the Backstage Magic tour if you can spare the time (seven hours) and money ($200). Among the places they take you are (1) the backstage part of The American Adventure, where you get to see the "war wagon" that holds most of the animatronics, (2) the north maintenance area, where they build and repair just about everything in the parks, and (3) the utilidors under the Magic Kingdom.

I've also taken the Undiscovered Future World tour at EPCOT. They let us look in the maintenance area at Test Track, took us through the control room at Mission Space and showed us where all of the 3D glasses are sanitized.

The Magic of the Steam Trains tour is interesting from the standpoint of seeing all of the work and safety checks necessary to get a steam engine started up in the morning.

I'm not sure how much flexibility the tour guides have, but it wouldn't hurt to ask if you want to see specific things.

My favorite quick-reference to the backstage tours is http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/tours.htm.
Episode 367 Now Available
Authored by: jrk1102 on Tuesday, February 12 2008 @ 01:07 PM CST
Mongello Guys -
You guys don't like Port Orleans Riverside? I love that resort!
Moderate in cost, decent rooms, nice pool, decent dining.....
I always thought that resort was provided some value for the vacation $......
Would love to hear opposing opinions.....

The podcast is awesome! Keep up the great work......and Newell rules.

Joe from the Bronx

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