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Episode 779 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 779 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, & The Fabulous Annette Owens


  • Listener Questions

  • Haley from Australia asks about making custom Touring Plans.
  • Brian from Maryland asks about Tampa Airport.
  • Gavin (From Episode 718: Honeymoon Touring and Episode 750: Gavin's Trip Report ) found a 9-year-old's autograph book.
  • Patrick asks about the accuracy for the Wait Times, what the FASTPASS number means.
  • JD asks about time in Mission: Space.
  • Jeff from Wisconsin asks about the Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station.
  • Damian from Connecticut asks what Magical Gatherings are.
  • Liz from Virginia asks about the cheapest one-way Transportation to get to WDW from the Airport, and where she can store her Bags.
  • Heather from Tennessee asks about Pop Warner.
  • Shane from FL loves the "No way Jose" at Beaches and Cream.
  • Jessica from AK asks how she can meet up with her in-laws.
  • Mindy from TX wants a bread bowl in WDW.
  • Tamera from Illinois says that Episode 673: The Grand Review was so wrong, and compares the good things about the Grand Floridian against the Polynesian.
  • Nick from Indiana asks about celebrities the Panel has seen in the parks.

  • ***Program note - Listen after the end of the show for audio from Gavin's Autograph book find from 107.9 KDND FM

    Autograph book proves it's a small world (after all) (WPVI-TV)

Running Time: 45:20

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Episode 779 - Listener Questions
Authored by: Brian on Wednesday, September 29 2010 @ 07:31 AM CDT
Has the team decided to use a different intro for the podcast? I guess I just don't like change, but I preferred the old one. I prefer to see the music used for the last couple of episodes used for the Live Show--makes it seem like a big spectacular.

Can't believe Matt worked his unnatural and misguided loathing for Coronado Springs into a question on the Grand Floridian. C'mon, Matt, did someone at CSR steal your ice cream money or something? ;) We haven't stayed in a deluxe (yet), but CSR is our family's favorite resort. I die just a little bit inside whenever Matt maligns our beloved CSR. :)

Thanks for the great story about the autograph book. That magic is what WDW is all about.
Episode 779 - Listener Questions
Authored by: yulilin on Wednesday, September 29 2010 @ 09:30 AM CDT
You can find an African stew on a bread bowl at AKL
Episode 779 - Listener Questions
Authored by: DisneyDave on Wednesday, September 29 2010 @ 09:31 AM CDT
I've never commented on any podcasts, but after listening to this show I just had to. Along with the routine Wednesday listener questions being answered, I absolutely loved hearing the stories of meeting up with celebrities in the parks and resorts. I myself have run into a couple in the parks and it is always a pleasure meeting them. It was also great hearing about Gavin and his story.

Thanks so much for the podcasts guys ( and girls ), keep up the good work.
Episode 779 - Listener Questions
Authored by: shellyl38 on Wednesday, September 29 2010 @ 01:29 PM CDT
Thanks so much for adding the audio from Gavin's show about his experience! I enjoyed that very much, a happy story! I had a celebrity sighting at WDW. I got up close to George Lucas and his family back in the late 80's in EPCOT. No one recognized him in my group but me (I'm a huge star wars geek). He had a sea of handlers, but I was able to walk over within a foot of him in a giftshop as I pretended not to know who he was, haha. His children were small, which shows how long ago that was. Keep up the fun shows and thanks for sharing your own celeb sightings.
Episode 779 - Listener Questions
Authored by: McDuck on Wednesday, September 29 2010 @ 02:59 PM CDT
In the not too distant future....next Sunday, A.D.

MST3K, of course! :)

(Peanut butter on a burger, ewwww.)

And what a sweet story about the autograph book!!!
Episode 779 - Listener Questions
Authored by: jenmary138 on Wednesday, September 29 2010 @ 03:47 PM CDT
This is my first post but I had to comment on the celebrity sightings. One trip my family and I ran into Jon Secada and family 4 different times in two parks. He was with a handler and we were convinced he ws following us! Working there during the college program I also ran into Leonardo Dicaprio, Andy Garcia, & Melissa Joan heart. We always spot the tour guides and check out who they are with. Good show guys:)
ESPN the Weekend
Authored by: frandog on Wednesday, September 29 2010 @ 07:22 PM CDT
Mike Scopa and Matt have met more celebraties at WDW then they are letting on: they also met dozens of athlethes and sportscasters at ESPN the Weekend last year.
Authored by: TiggerRay on Thursday, September 30 2010 @ 12:35 AM CDT
If anyone can get through that story and not get a little weepy...they don't have a heart. What a great story.
Episode 779 - Listener Questions
Authored by: Boots on Thursday, September 30 2010 @ 10:05 AM CDT
Great episode...great variety of questions.

Another quick defense of the Grand Floridian - my family and I stayed there about ten years ago one Thanksgiving - my mom got a special deal from Disney to upgrade from one of the moderate resorts and jumped on it. Anyway the two best/unique things about staying there were: 1) the lobby decorated for the holidays was incredible. 2) we stayed at the end of the resort by Narcoossee's right by the MK boat. my sister was 3 at the time and it was great to be able to walk out of our door, hop on the MK boat and be at the park 10 minutes later. This was much faster and easier than the resort monorail. I probably wouldn't stay at the GF again, just because I'd like to try the other two monorail resorts sometime, but the experience was great and my whole family loved every minute of it.
Episode 779 - Listener Questions
Authored by: backwardshoop on Thursday, September 30 2010 @ 11:08 PM CDT
You need to try a Peanut Butter burger. I am hooked after having this one a couple of months ago. One of the best burgers EVER.