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Wednesday, July 30 2014 @ 08:18 PM CDT

Episode 761 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 761 is now available for download.

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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

  • Jillian from WV wants seafood. The Panel discuss Cape May Cafe.
  • Sam says that the Disneyland Monorail was an E-ticket attraction.
  • Heather from NC asks the Panel what World Showcase pavilion they would design.
  • Marge from NY asks how she can fit Kim Possible into her Touring Plan.
  • Doug from Mississippi says don't get an connecting room if you don't want one.
  • Doug from Mississippi says how to many large groups.
  • Melissa from Wisconsin had a great time using the Unofficial Guide Touring Plans.
  • Steve from Maryland asks if his pregnant wife can ride the Kilimanjaro Safari.
  • Karen from Canada refers to Episode 660: Listener Questions, and asks how long episodes can be.
  • Irene from Massachusetts asks if she can apply her "Give a Day" ticket to a package.
  • Alex from Alabama refers to Episode 663: 2010 Marathon and says the Panel should try a Sip and Snack Half marathon.
  • Colm from UK asks about the transportation from Saratoga Springs.
  • Philippe from the Netherlands asks about extra guests staying in Concierge.
  • Dan thanks the Panel for Episode 660: Listener Questions.
  • Don asks two questions about Kidani Village.
  • Chris comments on Episode 655: Theme Park ABC's (Epcot).
  • Julia from Maryland asks whether everyone would fall asleep during a talk about Star Wars marathon Weekend.


  • Running Time: 31:17

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    Episode 761 - Listener Questions
    Authored by: TriSec on Wednesday, August 18 2010 @ 09:58 AM CDT
    Haddock vs Cod (at around the 6:50 mark)

    It is two different fish. Cod is the default "fish of the day" around most of New England...it's mild, white, and flaky. Usually sold as "Scrod" in the tourist restaraunts. Haddock is also a day-boat staple, but that's a little darker and slightly stronger in flavor....that one is "Schrod" when you see it as fish of the day.

    Flounder is better than both of them, though.

    Episode 761 - Listener Questions
    Authored by: gilleska on Wednesday, August 18 2010 @ 04:13 PM CDT
    Loved your ideas for new Epcot country pavilions! May I suggest another possibility?

    How about India?

    India has a rich culture and history, the world's largest democracy, and, importantly for Epcot, excellent dining possibilities! For a ride or attraction, how about a Bollywood-produced 3-D film about ancient and modern India, ending with a fabulous musical number? Disney also has a Jungle Book tie-in for meeting and greeting characters.
    Episode 761 - Thoughts on Cape May
    Authored by: Kfischler on Wednesday, August 18 2010 @ 08:30 PM CDT
    We visited Cape May in June 2007 at the sugggestion of a friend at work. We really enjoyed the food, different types of steam clams, shrimp, etc... Service was good so we returned in 2008. This time, we checked in 15 minutes prior to our ADR and 30 minutes later were still holding our pager. When I checked back at the desk, the hostess checked her notes and assured us that we would be seated shortly. Then I heard the hostess's assistant say that we were not in the system due to a storm. The hostess turned red in the face, realized the pager would never buzz, but at least we were seated 5 minutes later. The food was not as good as we remembered with fewer selections. Our server brought us our first round of drinks then disappeared until she brought the check. The dirty dishes had just piled up on the table and my wife and I had to go to the drink station to re-fill our kids and our own soft drinks. To top it off, we now had special holiday pricing added to the bill. I felt the value of the meal was below that of Golden Corral's seafood special where at least the service is better. We will not be returning.
    Episode 761 - Attraction Sponsors
    Authored by: Kfischler on Wednesday, August 18 2010 @ 08:46 PM CDT
    I agree with Matt on the requirement for a sponsor to develop and maintain an attraction. In 1990 when a single day ticket cost $31, I understand why attractions, especially those in Epcot, used a sponsor to help defray Disney's cost. With the current price at $82 for a single day ticket, I think Disney can stand on their own in developing and maintaining their attractions. I know operating costs have increased over the years, but ticket prices in this period have increased by 265%. You would think this increase would at least sustain a nightly showing of Fantasmic. I mean how can you fund the development and production of Stitch's Supersonic Celebration, but not have money for Fantasmic?
    Episode 761 - Listener Questions
    Authored by: CanadaDeb on Friday, August 20 2010 @ 08:36 AM CDT
    I just caught up with all your podcasts (it took many months but I made it!) and now I'd like to join in on the pronunciation bandwagon. Regina is pronounced ‘ruh-JY-nuh ‘ so it’s an i sound not an e sound.
    September
    Authored by: Ham on Saturday, August 21 2010 @ 06:41 AM CDT
    I'm shocked this episode has been up for what 4 days now and no-one has commented on Newell's little tease about a change to the show in September.
    Episode 761 - Listener Questions
    Authored by: gillian0521 on Saturday, August 21 2010 @ 09:56 PM CDT
    YAY!! you like me, you really like me!! episode761 is my new favoite episode!! Thank you for the rousing chorus of country roads, brought me right back to 1st grade, and yes it's a requirement to graduate to 2nd!! On a side note I was listening to this on friday morning, and I started laughing out loud and trying to explain to my co-workers that you were answering my question...and you can imagine the crickets right about now!! they think I'm so odd!

    Luckily my husband came up with the idea of ditching the kids for a night at the cub house, or somewhere, to go to Flying fish, or just splurging on fultons'! Thank you for the feedback. I love listening to every show for tips, opinions and the camraderie, but sea food hadn't come up lately.

    My mother's people come from Baltimore, so I'm in love with Crabs, but i doubt anywhere in disney will i find my beloved blue jimmy's smothered in Old Bay seasoning and served on newspaper, with a bucket for the refuse!! Unfortunately there's a mountain range between me and my favorite food, 4-5 hours away. I only get to indulge 1-2 times a year.
    I'm only hoping for crab legs and claws, and to try some new things.
    Thanks again from the "mountain mama" here in WV...you remember Len, the state you go through on your way to somewhere else!!
    Thanks for the baby shout out!
    Authored by: Jul on Wednesday, September 01 2010 @ 04:28 PM CDT
    Er...the shout out for the baby. Oh, you know what I mean!
    Baby Lily was born on the Friday before the May live show, but I was still stuck in the hospital that Sunday night.

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