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Episode 471 - Home Suite Home

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Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg & Mike Newell

Topics:

  • Home Suite Home
  • Today, we discuss our weekend stay at an All Star Vacation Home
  • Mike Newell explains the check-in process for the vacation home
  • Matt describes the location of the vacation home and it's proximity to Walt Disney World
  • Matt describes the rooms inside the vacation home
  • Matt discusses the advantages and disadvatages of staying off Disney property at the vacation home
  • Matt talks about why someone might want to consider a vacation home
  • Mike Newell enjoys the size of the house and all of the personal space one gets with it
  • Matt mentions who he think might prefer to stay on Disney World property
  • Here is the house the guys stayed at

Running Time: 15:02

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Episode 470 - Who Wants To Be An Audio-Animitron

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Show Notes

Hosts: Len Testa, Mike Scopa, Mike Newell, & The Fabulous Annette Owens

Topics:

  • Who Wants To Be An Audio-Animitron

  • Today, we discuss what audio animitronic we'd like be if we could be one.

Running Time: 14:31

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Episode 469 - Listener Questions

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Show Notes

Hosts: Mike Newell, Mike Scopa, Len Testa, & The Fabulous Annette Owens

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • Janice of MN wants to know more about the WDW Today theme song
  • Jance also wants to know if there are two versions of the Great Movie Ride
  • Steven of KY wants to know suggestions for his girlfriend on their trip
  • Kiersten of NY wants to know if they can use their water park admission after their theme park admission is used up
  • Bonnie of OH wants to know if the Main Street Electrical Parade will ever return to the Magic Kingdom
  • David of TX wants to know what to tell the gate guard at the Polynesian Resort
  • Taylor of GA wants to know touring tips for her trip in December
  • Marissa of FL wants to know if she can leave her car at the Boardwalk resort for a week
  • Marissa also wants to know about Magical Express for her trip
  • Jason of Ontario, Canada wants to know when to ride Toy Story Midway Mania
  • Ann of GA wants to know about which building to request at Port Orleans French Quarter
  • Monica of Edmonton, Canada wants to know about a group of 5 in a smaller room
  • Krissy of NY wants to know if the dining plan is right for them
  • Naomi of Birmingham, UK wants to know when the best time for her trip is
  • Kristin of NY wants to know why there are 7 must sees at WDW

Running Time: 34:52

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Episode 468 - Chocolates Of The World

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Show Notes

Hosts: Len Testa , Mike Scopa, Mike Newell, & The Fabulous Annette Owens
Topics:

  • Chocolates Of The World
  • Today, we discuss our favorite places to find chocolate throughout the WDW Resort.
  • Mike Scopa likes the No Way Jose offering at Beaches 'n Cream
  • Annette likes the chocolate brownie sundae at Beaches 'n Cream
  • Annette loves the Main Street Bakery in the Magic Kingdom
  • Len likes Sleepy Hollow in the Magic Kingdom
  • Len refers to our eating around World Showcase episode Snack, Sip And Sick
  • Len likes the chocolate in Germany
  • Mike Scopa talks about something chocolate in Norway he had
  • Len liked the Wonka bars that are no longer available in the Magic Kingdom
  • Len mentions the chocolate in the UK pavilion
  • Mike Newell likes the fudge at the Main Street Bakery
  • Mike Scopa enjoys the Chocolate Whiskey cake at Le Cellier
  • Len likes the chocolate cake at Raglan Road

Running Time: 18:53

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Episode 467 - You've Got Mail

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Show Notes

Hosts: Mike Scopa, Len Testa, Mike Newell

Topics:

  • You've Got Mail

  • Today, we discuss some of the other types of email we get.

Running Time: 24:24

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Got photos?

Mike Newell

"Say cheese!"

We're looking for pictures for an upcoming project.

So, if you have any pictures of us, or pictures taken with us, or pictures of you in your sunday best (WDW attire) please send them to us so we can add them to a future project.

Please send to studio@mouseworldradio.com

Thanks!!
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Episode 466 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 466 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

Hosts: Mike Newell, Mike Scopa, Len Testa, Chris Eliopoulos, & The Fabulous Annette Owens,

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • Amanda of Barcelona, Spain wants to know when she should come to Food & Wine Festival
  • Amanda also wants to know about the Dine with an Imagineer program
  • Rhonda of PA wants to know crowds for her trip in November
  • Doug wants to know about the T-Rex restaurant opening
  • Mark of NJ wants to know the least expensive way to get his park hopping tickets
  • Ted of NY wants to know if he can change into a Candlelight Processional dinner package
  • Abby of CT wants to know if there are going to be touring plans for the water parks or DisneyQuest
  • Brian wants to know about Christmas in the parks
  • Wayne of AZ wonders what the future plans are for buildings like Wonders of Life
  • Wayne also wants to know what Discovery Island and Rivery Country are being used for
  • Carl wants to know about attraction closing times in Epcot
  • Shannon of PA wants to know about the rates for a possible trip in December
  • Shannon also wants to know what Pop Warner is
  • Shannon also wants our thoughts on the Deluxe Dining Plan
  • Joe of MA wants to know a reason to choose the Swan or the Dolphin

Running Time: 32:43

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Episode 465 - To Sleep, Perchance To Dream

PodcastEpisode 465 is now available for download.




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Show Notes

Hosts: Len Testa , Mike Scopa, Mike Newell, Chris Eliopoulos & The Fabulous Annette Owens
Topics:

  • To Sleep, Perchance To Dream

  • Today, we discuss our favorite places to nap while touring the parks and resorts.

  • Also, check out our friend Lori Burke (who outbid Len as co-host for a day) on this week's WDW Radio Show with Lou Mongello
  • Hall of Presidents (duh)
  • Mike Scopa reports falling asleep during Mousefest at Mickey's Philharmagic
  • Mike Scopa also says he's fallen asleep in the Tiki Room
  • Len likes Exposition Hall to sleep in
  • Chris thinks the caves on Tom Sawyer Island would be a good choice for a nap
  • Mike Newell has fallen asleep on the TTA
  • Mike Newell also likes going to the Carousel of Progress to sleep in
  • Len tells a story of a place his brother fell asleep in the Mexico pavilion
  • Len likes the gazebo in the UK pavilion
  • Annette likes a nap at the Universe of Energy
  • Mike Newell has fallen asleep on the acsension up on Spaceship Earth
  • Chris has fallen asleep on the descent on Spaceship Earth
  • Len used to fall asleep in the Wonders of Life pavilion
  • Len has fallen asleep on the Great Movie Ride and Playhouse Disney
  • Chris has fallen asleep in Sounds Dangerous
  • Len likes to nap between Asia and Africa at Animal Kingdom
  • Annette mentions the possibility of sleeping at Finding Nemo: The Musical
  • Len talks of a place at Animal Kingdom Lodge to sleep at
  • Mike Scopa thinks inside Wilderness Lodge near the fire would be a good place to sleep

Running Time: 23:40

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Episode 464 - Touring Commandments

PodcastEpisode 464 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

Hosts: Len Testa, Mike Scopa, Mike Newell

Topics:

  • Touring Commandments

  • Today, we discuss the top commandments we like to use while touring the parks.
  • I. Thou shalt never eat in Fantasyland (or Dinoland)
  • II. Thou shalt never covet thy neighboor's ears
  • III. Thou shall take naps
  • IV. Thou shall leave when thou is not having any fun
  • V. Thou shall not be ignorant
  • VI. Thou shalt not pay full price
  • VII. Thou shall make a touring plan
  • VIII. Thou shall be considerate to others
  • IX. Thou shalt never go into Dinoland
  • X. Thou shalt call attractions by their right name
  • XI. Thou shall make ADR's early (especially if you are considering the Disney Dining Plan)
  • XII. Thou shall make use of Extra Magic Hours
  • XIII. Thou shall use the FASTPASS
  • XIV. Thou shall be an early bird
  • XV. Thou shall write a journal/trip report
  • XVI. Thou shall be flexible
  • XVII. Thou shalt bite off more than thou can chew

Running Time: 21:12

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Episode 463 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 463 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • Mindy of NJ wants to know which day would be the best day to attend Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party for her trip
  • Mark of Scotland, UK wants to know our opinions of the Fantasmic! cuts coming in January
  • Matt mentions an article he wrote about the Fantasmic! cuts
  • A listener wants to know a good off site hotel near the Disney College Program area
  • Kaylie wants to know if she can find better seats on her own rather than take the Fantasmic! dinner package
  • Todd comments on booking 180 days in advance of his trip
  • Chris of FL wants to know if he can go to California Grill and go to the bar and then see the fireworks
  • Sarah wants to know if we would do Chef Mickeys followed by Extra Magic Hours at the Magic Kingdom
  • Sarah also wants to know the best strategy for arriving at the parks for Extra Magic Hours
  • Sarah also wants to know if she should avoid Extra Magic Hour mornings
  • Doug wants suggestions for overlooked attractions
  • Mark of IL comments on Allegiant Air
  • Jason wants to know about extending the Year of a Million Dreams into 2009
  • Dave wants to know if we've ever been to the Disney parks outside of the United States
  • Matt mentions DLRPMagic
  • Dave also makes a show suggestion
  • Christine of CT wonders about park commandments
  • Scott of Scotland, UK wants to know the best day and time to go to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party for his trip
  • Bob of Ottawa, Canada wants to know if there is a best day of the week to check into his resort
  • Bob also wants to know if Mike Newell thinks DVC has been worth it
  • Kelly of GA wants to know if Len has come up with a touring plan for Food & Wine Festival
  • Kelly also wants to know about her park touring plans

Running Time:31:39

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