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Episode 418 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 418 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • John in IA wants to know if he can go to another resort and use their gym
  • Jenny of OH wants to know how to start a conversation with a Cast Member
  • John of GA wants to know if his family should go to a water park or Cirque du Soleil La Nouba
  • Mikki of WA wants to know if the Fantasmic! Dining Plan worth it to eat at Brown Derby
  • Mikki also wants to know a Magic Your Way Plus Dining package would be worth it for her trip
  • Linda mentions the Atlanta NFFC Chapter she just started. For more information email her at atlbriarpatch@yahoo.com
  • Liam of UK wants to know if he should come during Easter or August 2009
  • Mike of FL wants to know about new playgrounds in Epcot
  • Brian of AR wants to know if during free dining Annual Passholders can participate in the package
  • Dawn of MI wants to know about making an ADR and when she can start making a reservation
  • Mark compares Photopass from today and a few years ago
  • Elise of MI wants to know adult activities for her family to do at Walt Disney World
  • Matt mentions a list of tours at Walt Disney World
  • Lucy of Ontario, Canada wants to know the status of the construction at Pop Century
  • Jennifer of NJ wants to know if we've heard of child swapping not be available for older children
  • John of SC wants a recommendation for where to rent DVC points at
  • Len mentions the DIS Boards
  • Kevin of AZ wants to know if you can use Disney Dining Experience at counter service restaurants
  • Matt mentions a list of restaurants that participate in DDE
  • Robb wants to know what type of bottled water he can bring into the park

Running Time:28:57

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Episode 417 - Disney MGM Studios (1995)

PodcastEpisode 417 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Disney MGM Studios (1995)
  • We discuss the events and attractions of the studios in 1995
  • Link to previous episode about Epcot 1995
  • Mike Scopa remembers Sorcery in the Sky and talks about the story he heard about the Mickey
  • Matt talks about Superstar Television
  • Mike Scopa shares a story of when his wife volunteered for Superstar Television
  • Mike Scopa tells a story of when he rode Tower of Terror right when it first opened
  • Matt and Mike Scopa discuss the differences in Tower of Terror compared to today
  • Matt remembers the Aladdin Royal Caravan parade and shares some trivia
  • Mike Scopa recalls seeing Disney Channel stars in the park
  • Mike Scopa and Matt talk about eating in the Soundstage Restaurant
  • Matt talks about the old Magic of Disney Animation films
  • Matt recalls a scene from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Matt mentions a clip from the old Walter Cronkite film
  • Mike Newell mentions the old Monster Sound Show attraction
  • Mike Newell talks of the old Residential Street area and how he misses it
  • Matt mentions an article about the original Backlot Tour

Running Time:23:15

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Live Show 22 (April 2008) is Now Available

Live ShowLive Show #22 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

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

Topics:
  • Live Show 21. Originally aired 04/27/08 on MouseWorld Radio 1



Running Time: 1:42:37

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Episode 416 - When Reality Strikes

PodcastEpisode 416 - When Reality Strikes





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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • When reality strikes
  • Mike Scopa shares a story of a cracked windshield in his rental car and how he handled the situation
  • Mike Newell discusses his opinion to buy all the insurance options from rental cars
  • Mike Newell talks of how easy it is to get prescription drugs
  • Mike Newell shares stories of having to go to the Emergency Room
  • Annette gives options for what to do if you have to cancel the remainder of your trip
  • Matt mentions he doesn't get trip insurance for his trip
  • Annette mentions the benefit of having a travel agent during an emergency
  • Matt talks about losing kids at Walt Disney World

Running Time: 18:27

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Episode 415 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 415 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
  • Joey of TX wants suggestions for adult beverages
  • Connor wants to know how bad the summer crowds will be for his trip in August
  • Dave of TX comments on the degrading quality of Spoodles
  • Dave also wants to know about working for Disney in the parks in a position where he can interact with guests
  • Desiree of TX corrects Matt's pronunciation of Pecos Bills
  • Julie wants to know how many days to budget to see the Magic Kingdom and Epcot
  • Julie also wants to know about rides that could be a problem for a large adult
  • Len mentions a book by Deb Wills as well as the part of her web site for people with special needs
  • Lou shares a tip to combine FASTPASS and child swap
  • Kim of MD wants to know if she should get a 5 day park hopper ticket
  • Kim also wants to know the best day to visit the Magic Kingdom and Epcot
  • Kim also wants suggestions for something special for girls around the age of 10-13
  • Matt mentions a Royal Caribbean commercial that reminded him of Kim's daughter
  • Len talks of the diminished value that an Annual Pass discount can get you for a hotel room
  • Mark wants to know how he can get the park maps mailed to him
  • Matt mentions a web site with theme park maps
  • Jon of AR wants to know how the crowds and weather compare from October to November
  • Jan of MI wants to know if regular Wishes will be shown during the week of Halloween
  • Jan also wants to know if crowds will change at all for what Len has predicted for the week of Halloween
  • Stacey of MO wants to know about character meals where the Disney characters wear different outfits

Running Time: 32:51

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Episode 414 - Sip, Snack (And Sick)

PodcastEpisode 414 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Sip, Snack (And Sick)
  • We eat around World Showcase in this Scopa-ruled adventure

  • Annette Owens has posted a blog about our adventure (with pics)
  • Part 1 Part 2

Running Time: 32:48

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Episode 413 - Planning From Scratch (Pt. 2)

PodcastEpisode 413 - Planning From Scratch (Pt.2)





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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Planning From Scratch (Pt. 2)
  • Listener Rob Rodriguez joins us to discuss planning his trip to WDW

Running Time: 21:24

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Episode 412 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 412 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 & The Fabulous Annette Owens
Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • Julian of UK comments on the reduction of benefits as a Disney Vacation Club member
  • Julian also wants to know about continuing shows we started earlier
  • Raffy of the Phillipines wants to know which hotels we recommend for his honeymoon
  • Lee suggests our recent trip in May should be an annual event
  • Brian of LA wants to know if we can do an episode about the Disney Vacation Club
  • Hayden wants to know about package delivery to the resort
  • Heather wants to know how to tour the parks if she arrives mid-morning
  • Mike of IN wants to know how far along construction went on at the Legendary Years section of Pop Century
  • Dave of MA wants to know about how to get to the Swan from the airport
  • fend78 wants to know where to find samosas in Walt Disney World
  • Matt of RI wants to know of any news of Southwest Airlines and resort check in
  • Brian wants to know how bad the construction is in terms of noise at Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Scott of NY wants to know if we recommend one rental car company over another
  • Scott also wants to know how to best get to the Magic Kingdom with a rental car
  • Chloe of MA mentions an experience trying to use multiple days on a ticket in one day
  • Ed of NJ wants to know about an expired ticket upgrade offer
  • David mentions what happened when it rained during a busy day and how the rain cleared out the crowds

Running Time: 25:28

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Episode 411 - Four Parks In One Day

PodcastEpisode 411 is now available for download.


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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Four Parks in one day
  • We tackle trying to tour all four parks in just one day
  • The rule is you must do 3 attractions per park, with one being a super headliner, another being a major attraction and the third being a mid-level attraction.
  • We must also eat all 3 meals (counter service is acceptable)
  • This episode is a followup of Episode 395 where we theorized how to do all four parks in one day

Running Time: 33:57

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Episode 410 - Toy Story Mania Press Event

PodcastEpisode 410 is now available for download.





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Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg & Mike Newell

Topics:

  • Toy Story Mania Press Event
  • Meg Crofton, President of the Walt Disney World Resort, addresses the crowd to announce Toy Story Mania
  • Matt interviews Lori Coltrin, an Imagineer who is the Art Director for Toy Story Mania
  • Matt interviews Sue Bryan, an Imagineer who helped developed the ride aspect of the attraction
  • Matt interviews Chrissie Allen, an Imagineer who helped develop the concept of the attraction and build the Imagineering team
  • Matt interviews Rilous Carter, Vice President of Disney's Hollywood Studios about his thoughts on the current attraction
  • Matt interviews Kevin Rafferty, an Imagineer who helped develop the initial idea for Toy Story Mania
  • Click here to view photos from the Toy Story Mania press event

Running Time: 29:14

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