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MagicMeets 2008 Audio Is Now Available

Live ShowThe 2008 MagicMeets Live Broadcast is now available for download.

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Running Time: 4:24:35


Audio:



Featuring Lou Mongello, Deb Wills, Steve Barrett, and The Fabulous Annette Owens



Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa, Mike Newell, Len Testa, and The Fabulous Annette Owens

Topics:
  • The 2008 MagicMeets broadcast Originally aired July 19, 2008 Live from Harrisburg PA
    On MouseWorld Radio 1

  • Please Note: Due to it's large size, these files will only be available on WDWToday.com as a manual download. They will NOT be available via iTunes or other podcasting feed sites.



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Episode 445 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 445 is now available for download.

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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

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • Ed of CA wants to know how easy it is to get a taxi
  • Doug wants to know why August hotel rates are dropping
  • Choi wants to know about driving on I-95 ideally
  • Julie writes in to agree with Mike Scopa
  • Brian of MI wants to know if the pre-made touring plans are editable
  • Rebecca of IN wants to know how the free dining plan impacts crowds in the park
  • Phil makes a suggestion for an after the trip show
  • Gary of MD comments on taking kids out of school
  • Becca and Jay of NY wants to know where to watch baseball playoffs on TV
  • Mike wants to know about off-season touring strategies
  • Brian of CA wants to know how to get to Universal Studios
  • Jessica of MA wants to know about the photo opportunity for Disney Visa credit card holders
  • Brent of PA wants to know how the crowds will be during his trip in September
  • Alex of NY suggests buying a cheap stroller from Wal-Mart
  • Blossom wants to know if she can combine the Disney Dining Experience and the Disney Dining Plan and it's worth it
  • Jeremy of VA wants to know about doing Illuminations and Fantasmic! on the same night

Running Time:28:19

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Episode 444 - Guide To The Guides

PodcastEpisode 444 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Newell, Mike Scopa & The Fabulous Annette Owens
Topics:

Running Time: 23:13

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Episode 443 - DVC Bankin' & Borrowin'

PodcastEpisode 443 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Newell, Mike Scopa & Tim Krasniewski
Topics:

  • DVC Bankin' & Borrowin'
  • Matt explains what points are and how they are basically set up
  • Tim explains how banking points works
  • Tim talks about why he recently banked points
  • Mike Newell talks about why he has banked points in the past
  • Tim discusses a strategy for someone with a small contract to be able to bank effectively
  • Tim explains how borrowing points works
  • Mike Newell shares an experience where he banked and borrowed together
  • Tim warns about being certain before banking and/or borrowing
  • Tim comments on a hypothetical situation Matt proposes
  • Choi of NY wants to know how a cancelled trip with banked points will be used in conjunction with another trip planned
  • Tim mentions a change that DVC has made in their policy on booking a new reservation

Running Time: 22:16

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Episode 442 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 442 is now available for download.

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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

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • Steve of FL defends Casey's Corner as the best counter service restaurant in the Magic Kingdom
  • Ken in NC comments on the benefits of a vacation home
  • John wants to know if the chicken exits are themed and are they worth seeing
  • Tom of NJ wants to know if there are any restaurants that have restrictions on children aside from Victoria and Alberts
  • JillAnn and Lisa of IN mentions where you can find the mini-donuts that are at Blizzard Beach
  • Susan of NJ wants to know if we buy the refillable mugs from the resorts
  • Thomas of MO wants to know about using the Nintendo DS in the parks
  • Steve of GA wants to know water park strategies
  • Laurie of MN wants to know if she should go to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party or go to the Magic Kingdom another night
  • Lynn of ME wants to know if touring plans are useful in December
  • Jason wants to know why staying at Pop Century is better than staying off property
  • Jason also wants to know how Pop Warner kids affect Pop Century
  • Frank wants to know Disney's policy on pool hopping
  • Jeff of NJ wants to know a list of hotels that are a walk, boat or monorail from the parks
  • Nina of PA wants to know somewhere to dance for adults that is slower
  • Kelly of SC disagrees with Mike Scopa about bringing young children to Disney World
  • Kelly also wants to know why we all love going to Disney World
  • Mike Scopa's speech at 2007 Magic Meets
  • Running Time:35:39

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Episode 441 - 2008 Mousefest Preview

PodcastEpisode 441 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa, Mike Scopa, Mike Newell, & Dave Marx

Topics:


  • 2008 Mousefest Preview
  • Mousefest website is at www.mousefest.org
  • Mike Scopa explains what Mousefest basically is
  • Mousefest dates:
    • SEA: 4-Night Disney Wonder Cruise -- December 7-11, 2008
    • LAND: Walt Disney World Events -- December 11-15, 2008
    • Mega Mouse Meet - December 13
  • Dave goes over the structure of events at Mousefest
  • Matt mentions the shows we recorded on the Mousefest Cruise in 2007
  • Dave talks about the cruise portion of Mousefest
  • Mike Scopa talks about what brings him to Mousefest every year
  • Dave talks about the big changes for the Mega Mouse Meet for 2008
  • Dave mentions the special rate at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club during Mousefest
  • Dave talks about why you would want to register for Mousefest

Running Time:16:53

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Live Show 24 Is Now Available For Download

Live ShowLive Show #24 is now available for download.

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Audio:


Questions can be emailed to questions@wdwtoday.com or use this form

Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa, Mike Newell, The Fabulous Annette Owens

Topics:
  • Live Show 24. Originally aired 06/29/08 on MouseWorld Radio 1



Running Time: 1:36:43

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Episode 440 - Frontierland And Liberty Square Dining

PodcastEpisode 440 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

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

  • Frontierland And Liberty Square Dining
  • We did episodes on dining at Fantasyland, Main Street USA & Tomorrowland
  • Adventureland
    • Aloha Isle
      • Len doesn't like pineapple
      • Mike Scopa and Mike Newell discuss the pineapple float
    • Sunshine Tree Terrace
      • Matt only first ate here fairly recently
      • Len says the raspberry lemonade slush was good
    • El pirata y el perico
      • Len thinks the taco salad is an excellent value
      • Matt likes the fact the food is different from much of the food options in the Magic Kingdom
      • Matt complains it's never open
    • Egg roll cart
      • Mike Scopa and Matt have never eaten here
      • Len shares a story of eating here a lot in one day
    • Fastest service
      • Mike Scopa: Sunshine Tree Terrace
      • Matt: El pirata y el perico
      • Mike Newell: Sunshine tree terrace
      • Len Testa: Sunshine Tree Terrace
    • Best value
      • Mike Scopa: El pirata y el perico
      • Matt: El pirata y el perico
      • Mike Newell: El pirata y el perico
      • Len Testa: El pirata y el perico
    • Best food quality
      • Mike Scopa: Aloha Isle
      • Matt: Aloha Isle
      • Mike Newell: El pirata y el perico
      • Len Testa: El pirata y el perico
  • Liberty Square
    • Columbia Harbor House
      • Matt loved the chicken strips they used to have
      • Len says the condiment bar is nice and the food overall is good
      • Len says the apple crisp is overpriced
      • Matt shares a story from a dining experience here
    • Liberty Tree Tavern
      • Matt really disliked eating dinner here because of the bad food
      • Mike Scopa thinks the experience has degraded over the past 5 years or so
      • Mike Scopa mentions the changes coming in January to Liberty Tree in January
      • Len and Mike Scopa discuss the expensive nature of the restaurant
      • Sleepy Hollow
        • Matt has never had the funnel cakes here
        • Len says the ice cream sandwich is amazing
    • Len comments on Aunt Pollys and the fruit options in Liberty square
      • Fastest service
        • Mike Scopa: Columbia Harbor House
        • Matt: Columbia Harbor House
        • Mike Newell: Columbia Harbor House
        • Len Testa: Sleepy Hollow
      • Best value
        • Mike Scopa: Sleepy Hollow
        • Matt: Columbia Harbor House
        • Mike Newell: Columbia Harbor House
        • Len Testa: Columbia Harbor House
      • Best food quality
        • Mike Scopa: Liberty Tree Tavern
        • Matt: Sleepy Hollow
        • Mike Newell: Sleepy Hollow
        • Len Testa: Liberty Tree Tavern

    Running Time: 25:26

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Episode 439 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 439 is now available for download.

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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 , & The Fabulous Annette Owens

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • Chase of LA mentions a Save the Adventurers Club petition he started
  • Jerry of FL comments on moving from Maryland to Florida
  • Jerry also comments on theme park ettiquite
  • Keith of Ottawa, Canada wants to know where to safely park his car during a hurricane
  • Becky wants to know where to fit in Toy Story Midway Mania into her touring plan
  • Cheryl of MA wants to know if the food booths during Food & Wine festival are open during evening Extra Magic Hours
  • Greg comments on the quality of the food at Cinderella's Royal Table
  • Mike wants to know which park needs a new attraction more: Disney's Hollywood Studios or Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • Maggie of IL wants to know how crowded Thanksgiving is at Walt Disney World
  • Matt mentions photos of Disney's Hollywood Studios on July 4th
  • Michelle of MA wants to know if you can combine the Disney Dining Experience and the Disney Dining Plan at the same table
  • Laurie of CA wants to know when she should visit Walt Disney World in 2009
  • Bobby mentions Malificent's role in Fantasmic!
  • John of WI comments on taking kids out of school for a trip to Walt Disney World and his experience
  • Mike Scopa mentions a blog entry of reactions to taking kids out of school
  • Randy of MI wants suggestions on taking a solo trip
  • A listener also wants to know suggests a show on airfare tips
  • Matt mentions Episode 425 when we discussed airfare
  • Brian of AL wants to know how to get to the Boardwalk area
  • Brian also wants to know if he should go to one water park or both

Running Time:28:40

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Thank You!!!

General NewsJust wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who donated to Lou Mongello's Dream Team during the Live broadcast at the 2008 MagicMeets.

Together, online donations totaled $1637, which added to the auction, and other contributions (and Lou) for a grand total of $20,000!!!!!!!

You guys are AWESOME! Thanks again so very much!

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