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Episode 425 - Airfare

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Show Notes

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

  • Airfare
  • Lou mentions he's noticed a change in airfare over the past few months
  • Mike Scopa emphasizes the importance in being flexible with your flights to get the best deal
  • Len mentions alternate airports as an option to save money
  • Len likes FareCast
  • Matt talks about looking at extra fees when comparing fares between airlines
  • Lou prefers to fly JetBlue for the ammenities they offer
  • Matt talks of the importance of frequent flier programs
  • Mike Scopa discusses his opinion of when to use a frequent flier ticket
  • Lou says those coming from the western part of the United States should really utilize frequent flier tickets
  • Annette says many of her clients are comparing the cost of flying versus driving
  • Lou mentions a program Spirit Airlines has
  • Mike Newell talks of cutbacks in routes that AirTran has
  • Mike Scopa ponders how much price factors in with a non-stop flight versus a cheaper flight that has a layover
  • Matt mentions there are other airports in central Florida as other options
  • Matt mentions Southwest's DING service
  • Lou mentions the newly found value of Owners Locker and shipping merchandise back home

Running Time: 23:17

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Episode 424 - Listener Questions

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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • Josh of GA comments on randomly generated deals that Disney offers sometimes
  • Scott comments on Episode 414
  • Hans of IN wants to know if there are any rumors of celebrity chefs who will be at Food & Wine Festival
  • Matt mentions the All Ears page about Food & Wine
  • Rudy of VA wants to know if he should get an Annual Pass for his trip at a deluxe resort
  • Cory wants to know what to spend $250 on at Walt Disney World
  • Brent of Canada wants to know about Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and the week of Christmas
  • Zoltan wants our thoughts on the parade stops at Block Party Bash
  • Matt mentions Episode 389 - Bringing Block Party Bash to WDW
  • Scott of CA comments on our Horizons MST3K show
  • Hayden of UK wants to know of a good bar with food for a quick meal
  • David of IL mentions his experience with booking connecting rooms
  • Alan of GA wants to know when he can book a trip for February 2009
  • Alan also wants to know if his group qualifies as a Grand Gathering
  • Rich wants to know how to plan a trip for inlaws who haven't been to Walt Disney World in 25 years
  • Andy of MN comments on the bus service being slow at Walt Disney World
  • Andy also comments that he's seen less people in ECVs at Walt Disney World
  • Dan of DE wants to know how much has changed at Ohana in the Polynesian resort

Running Time:32:36

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Episode 423 - The Wave

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Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa , & Mike Newell

Topics:

  • The Wave
  • On today's show, we discuss our experience after dining at the newly opened restaurant at Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • Len discusses the location and theme of the Wave
  • Matt comments on the rather large beverage selection
  • We discuss the appetizers that were ordered
  • Matt discusses the organic nature of the food
  • Mike Newell and Len had the Beef Tenderloin
  • Matt had the Cod
  • Len talks about the other entrees
  • Matt and Len talk about the dessert options
  • Len shares his overall opinion of the Wave

Running Time:14:58

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Episode 422 - Choosing A Resort

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Show Notes

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

  • Choosing A Resort
  • Len thinks the first factor in picking a resort is your budget
  • Matt shares how he works backwards to figure out his budget
  • Mike Scopa discusses deciding between resort levels
  • Len talks of how the location of the resort has factored into deciding on a resort
  • Mike Newell points out the lack of importance of location for him
  • Mike Scopa talks of the importance of room ammenities
  • Len ranks the important factors to guests based on a reader survey
  • Mike Scopa also thinks guests are influenced by the dining options at a resort
  • Len mentions some of the minor aspects that factor into a resort choice

Running Time: 16:51

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Episode 421 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 421 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • Eric of OH wants to know how early the Epcot monorail starts running
  • Jon wants to know what order to ride Toy Story Mania, Great Movie Ride, Star Tours, Playhouse Disney and Muppetvision 3D
  • John of England wants suggestions for places in the parks and resorts to relax rather than go back to the hotel
  • Chris wants to know how to get Dole Whip outside of Walt Disney World
  • Mike Newell mentions a Dole Whip mix he bought
  • Chris mentions a nutrition study he did
  • Chris also wants to know about flying Allegiant Air and how Sanford airport is
  • Waye and Donna of MS wants to know what is new at Walt Disney World since September 2006 and what will be closed in September 2008
  • Matt mentions a page with upcoming closures and rehabs
  • Julie complains about her experience at Pirate and Princess Party
  • Elise wants to know if she should book the first or second week in December and if it will be too cold to swim
  • Rick gives some suggestions on taking photos in the parks
  • Crystal of MN wants to know if she can reserve two rooms at a moderate resort with one Annual Pass
  • Nicole of CT wants to know if she should get an annual pass or a premium annual pass
  • Ken of NH likes the book Kingdom Keepers
  • Ken wants to know if we've heard any rumors for a new pool at Fort Wilderness

Running Time:29:12

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Episode 420 (Live 23) Is Now Available

Live ShowLive Show #23 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

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

Topics:
  • Live Show 23. Originally aired 06/01/08 on MouseWorld Radio 1
  • We really had every intention of recording last night for today. We were leaving DHS to meet up to record for today when we all were stopped by the Dream Squad. Well, we got to play until very late, and never made it to our recording location, so very late last night, I rushed-edit last week's live show to replace it.



Running Time: 1:48:47

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Episode 419 - May Dining Adventures

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Show Notes

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

  • May Dining Adventures
  • ** Apologies for the audio. The internet was not cooperating with us today.
  • Matt and Len discuss when they last ate at the Hollywood Brown Derby
  • Len talks about what he thought was the best value at the Brown Derby
  • Len and Mike Scopa discuss the appetizers we had at Brown Derby
  • The group discuss the entries they had at Brown Derby
  • Mike Scopa rates the Brown Derby as a 7 on a 1-10 scale
  • Len comments on the best the best dessert at Brown Derby
  • Matt and Len had never eaten at Artists Point before while Newell and Scopa have eaten there previously
  • Len discusses the food at Artists Point
  • Len and Matt discuss the server at Artists Point
  • Matt explains how Len and Mike Newell all went to Olivia's for dinner
  • Len talks about the appetizers they ordered at Olivia's

Running Time: 22:23

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Len and Christina in WDW June 13-14 (Fri & Sat)

Len TestaWDWToday listeners can meet up with Len and fan favorite Christina on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 in WDW!
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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)

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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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