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Episode 491 - More Testa Family Tales

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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • More Testa Family Tales

  • Today, Len's twin sister Linda joins us to tell what it is like to be related to Len and work on the Unofficial Guide

Running Time: 17:57

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Episode 490 - Listener Questions

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

Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Abbey from CT asks whether she needs to make reservations for the Sea Racers.
  • Abbey from CT asks whether she can use the Fitness Centre at the Contemporary, if she is not staying there.
  • Abbey from CT asks whether there are showers at the Fitness Centre.
  • Abbey from CT asks how she gets to the Tri-Circle-D Ranch (Fort Wilderness).
  • Steve refers to Episode 483 - Decision 2008 and asks where he can get free beverage refills.
  • Steve asks whether alcohol prices are the same throughout the World, and if not, where he can find the cheapest.
  • Ellie asks about the crowds during the taping of the Christmas Parade.
  • Danielle from Wisconsin wants to know what is included in the Platinum Package.
  • Danielle from Wisconsin is going to have some downtime after vacation before returning to school.
  • Sean asks whether his 3-year-old will have a childs plan during Free Dining.
  • Sean unfortunately ate at the Coral Reef.
  • Jennifer is looking for fresh caramel popcorn.
  • Patrick wants to have an Ultimate 4-Parks-in-One-Day Touring Plan
  • Carol of Colorado asks whether she and her daughter can use Magical Express, even if they come in on flights at different times.
  • Dave wants to tour the parks only in the evenings
  • DisneyMom3 refers to Live Show 24 and asks about giving tips using a method other than cash.
  • Christie of Nebraska loves Dole Whips and makes it at home.
  • Kat from Dublin, Ireland wants to know is she should change her reservation for Narcoossee's on her last night.
  • Doug wants to know what is wrong with the T-Rex Restaurant.
  • Julie says thank you for Episode 401 - The Magic Makers
  • Julie asks whether there are baby centers in the Parks.
  • Yo Pauly says that Episode 414 - Snack, Sip (And Sick) is a true turning point in Podcast history.
  • Yo Pauly says that Scopa, Testa and the Guide can't tell the difference between the Swan and the Dolphin hotels.

Running Time: 34:58

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Episode 489 - A Marathon Of A Show

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Show Notes

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

Topics:



    A Marathon Of A Show

  • Today, we discuss the upcoming WDW Marathon and the WDW Half Marathons.
  • Sarah from Berkeley is going to the Princess Half Marathon in March is staying at Caribbean Beach, and wants information about it.
  • Sarah also wants to know if she can speed-walk the race, and also wants to know about healthy dining offerings.
  • Scott refers to Episode 487, and says that there was a 45 minute wait to get a quick lunch in their resort in Marathon days.
  • Patty is running in the Half-Marathon, and wants to know if there is a bus to take her to the Sports Complex.
  • Patty wants to know if the Runners' Retreat is worth the $95 for the spectators.
  • Scott from Wisconsin asks whether anyone has read the Guide, and wants to know if the marathon affects the parks.
  • Scott also is a commando-style visitor, and is going to get into training for his next visit.
  • Stan from Illinois wants to know how to pick up his Running Packet using Disney transportation.


  • Previous Episodes regarding Disney Marathons can be found here.

Running Time: 21:31

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    Len on KDKA TV Pittsburgh

    General News
  • Len appeared on KDKA TV news to discuss discounts at WDW.
    Sara Moore of All Star Vacations Homes also appears in this report.

    KDKA - Disney On A Dime
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    Episode 488 - More "Lessons We've Learned"

    PodcastEpisode 488 is now available for download.

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    Show Notes

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

    Topics:

    • More "Lessons We've Learned"

    • Today, we discuss the new things we've learned since we first discussed this topic.
    • Matt mentions Episode 238 where we learned lessons earlier
    • Mike Scopa learned to check prices for rental cars and airfare every day for changes
    • Matt learned underbooked restaurants can be very good
    • Mike Scopa has learned not to hesitate when trying to make last-minute reservations for a restaurant
    • Len has learned to send one person to get FASTPASS's rather than the whole group
    • Mike Newell has learned to "stop and smell the roses"
    • Matt has learned there is no reason not to ask the Cast Member
    • Mike Scopa has learned not to trust the tip boards
    • Matt has learned that Epcot is the easiest park to get to from the parking lot and the Magic Kingdom is the worst
    • Len has learned kids don't care where they eat
    • Mike Newell has learned to double check your own insurance's coverage for rental cars
    • Mike Scopa learned the beauty of enjoying World Showcase with low crowds
    • Len has learned the importance to splurge on a nice resort even for just one night
    • Matt learned how to get free ice water in the parks

    Running Time: 21:31

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    Episode 487 - Listener Questions

    PodcastEpisode 487 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, Len Testa, Mike Scopa, Mike Newell, & The Fabulous Annette Owens

    Topics:

    • Listener Questions
    • Len announces a giveaway he has for someone going to Mousefest this year
    • Tracy of IN wants to know must-see attractions for a 3 year old
    • Tracy also wants to know about the best off-site hotel pool
    • Enrique wants to know about discounts Disney will be offering for the first quarter of 2009
    • Bret wants to know about creative ways to have breakfast before the park opens
    • Tara wants to know about what to do with a ticket she recieved on 09/11/2001
    • David of WA wants to know about seats at Cirque du Soleil
    • Wayne wants to know our thoughts of Pleasure Island
    • Bill of PA wants to know about seafood suggestions
    • Cammy wants to know which resort to stay at given her requirements
    • Kevin of MA wants to know about more episodes about dining in the Magic Kingdom
    • Matt mentions episodes where we talked about dining in the Magic Kingdom
    • Chad of WI adds a tip for traveling with small children
    • A listener wants to know which park(s) will be least affected by Memorial Day weekend crowds
    • Chris of NH wants to know if you can see the animals at Animal Kingdom Lodge without having a Savannah view room and if it's worth it
    • Mary Jo of TN wants to know how the parks will be before and after the 2009 marathon
    • Wayne of MS comments on Matt's honeymoon

    Running Time: 27:45

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    Episode 486 - Rating The DVC

    PodcastEpisode 486 is now available for download.




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

    Show Notes

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

    Topics:



    • Rating The DVC

    • Today, we discuss the DVC resorts and give our opinions on them.
    • Matt mentions Episode 280: Saratoga Springs where we discussed our thoughts on the resort in depth

    Running Time: 18:52

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    Live Show 27 (October 2008)

    Live ShowLive Show #27 is now available for download.

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    Show Notes

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

    Topics:
    • Live Show 27. Originally aired 10/26/08 on MouseWorld Radio 1



    Running Time: 1:58:47

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    Episode 485 - Buy 4,Get 3 Free

    PodcastEpisode 485 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, Len Testa, Mike Scopa , Mike Newell , & The Fabulous Annette Owens

    Topics:

    • Buy 4, Get 3 Free

    • Today, we discuss the new resort deal for the first half of 2009 which was announced 11/06/08.

    Running Time: 17:15

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