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Episode 522 - Listener Questions

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


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


Topics:

    Listener Questions

  • Stuart gives Newell his title.
  • Geoff talks about the Old Man of the Mountain and Scopa.
  • Geoff asks about transportation from Scopa Towers.
  • Matt talks about the Nigeria Falls joke in the Wiki.
  • Jeremy's wife is running in the Princess Half Marathon, and asks about the Happy Ever After party in Hollywood Studios. The Panel refers to the party after the Tower of Terror race.
  • Darren of Missouri asks about his 6.30 p.m. reservation when the park closes at 7 p.m.
  • Liam asks about touring at DisneyQuest.
  • Rob talks about the Dixie Crossroads restaurant.
  • Rob is disappointed at the Yak and Yeti menu.
  • Terry in Nashville wants building recommendations for Port Orleans Riverside.
  • "Go Jets" talks about finding iced coffee.
  • Catherine loved Episode 458: Glimpse Into The Future?, but disagrees with the Panel.
  • Mark refers to Episode 459: First Timers Guide To Car Rentals, and prefers Tampa airport.
  • Brett in NH wants a period of low crowds and temperatures.
  • Brett asks about getting an Annual Pass for a stay of 8-10 days.
  • Linda from Pennsylvania wants to take the best advantage of FastPass when travelling alone.
  • Mike from Minneapolis asks who amongst the Panel has been to the World the most.
  • Mike from Minneapolis asks about the water on Splash Mountain.
  • Mike from Minneapolis asks about the Panel's favorite spot.
  • Mike from Minneapolis asks about the missing animated chariot in Spaceship Earth.
  • Mike from Minneapolis asks whether there could be an animatronic Walt Disney.



Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 521 - DVC Treehouses

PodcastEpisode 521 is now available for download.




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Show Notes

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

, Topics:

  • DVC Treehouses

  • Today, Tim Krasniewski of DVCNEWS.com joins us to discuss the upcoming opening of the Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort.
  • Matt mentions concept art and floor plans for the new Treehouse Villas
  • Previous Episodes and more information about DVC generally can be found here.
  • Previous Episodes about individual DVC resorts can be found here.



Running Time: 20:11

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Episode 520 - Touring Plan Updates

PodcastEpisode 520 is now available for download.


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Show Notes

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

, Topics:

  • Touring Plan Updates

  • Today, Len talks about changes to the Touring Plans during upcoming renovations in The Magic Kingdom, and new attractions at the Studios.

  • Previous Episodes regarding Touring Plans can be found here.


  • Running Time: 18:00

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Episode 519 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 519 is now available for download.

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


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


Topics:

    Listener Questions

  • Matt likes Wonka bars.
  • Megan from NJ talks about rude guests.
  • Rory from Louisiana asks about park hours and Fantasmic! showings four months from now.
  • Blaze asks about crowds on Super Bowl Sunday.
  • William asks about the break-event point for Annual Passes. Scopa mentions Len's spreadsheet, as discussed in Episode 165: Annual Passes.
  • Shawn refers to Episode 456: More questions, and asks about strollers and car seats on airlines.
  • Annie from Massachusetts refers to Episode 456: More questions, and talks about a paper 1983 ticket.
  • Ellie from NC refers to Episode 455: Annual Pass Discount On Rooms, and got an Annual Pass discount with only the voucher.
  • Claire from UK comments on Universal's version of FastPass for resort guests.
  • Bob from Ottawa asks about old refillable mugs.
  • Shawn from Ohio asks about travel agents and DVC.
  • Butch and Annette had a vacation with low crowds.
  • Butch and Annette comment on strollers.
  • Butch and Annette say the best place to rent Water Mice.
  • Mark from Illinois asks about upgrades with late check-in.
  • Butch and Annette got iced coffee.
  • Dave from Pennsylvania asks about renting DVC points.
  • Tim from UK saw Scopa in the Parks.
  • Deedee from Illinois asks about Toy Story Midway Mania downtime.



Running Time: 31:40

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Episode 518 - Water Parks

PodcastEpisode 518 is now available for download.




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Show Notes

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

, Topics:

  • Water Parks

  • Today, even though it's really really cold, we decide to talk about water parks.
  • Matt mentions the Aquapac that he uses to protect his valuables and heard about from the CrownCast podcast

  • Previous Episodes regarding WDW Entertainment outside of the parks and hotels can be found here.
  • Previous Episodes containing Christina Testa (Harrison) can be found here.



Running Time: 22:12

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Episode 517 - Defending Len's Honor

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Show Notes

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

, Topics:

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Episode 516 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 516 is now available for download.

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa, & Mike Newell


Topics:

    Listener Questions

  • Matt mentions the WDW Wiki.
  • Jen in NC asks which is the best week to go in late February to mid March.
  • Jen in NC asks about offers and the Dining Plan.
  • Jen in NC asks for recommendations for Moderate hotels.
  • Angie from Indiana asks whether you can buy a combo Annual Pass for WDW and Disneyland.
  • Ken talks about the Armed Forces Salute tickets, including staying for more than 5 days.
  • Josh for Illinois asks about the break event point for buying an Annual Pass for DVC members, and DVC benefits.
  • A listener asks about restaurant bars which serve food, no ADR required.
  • Tracey refers to Episode 457: Listener Questions and asks for a story about the Great Movie Ride.
  • Ashley wants to know about the motion sickness element of Star Tours.
  • Kevin from Boston asks about buying an Annual Pass just prior to going to the parks.
  • Dave from Nigeria Falls said that driving a car was faster than Disney Transportation (except for the Magic Kingdom).
  • Dave from Nigeria Falls said that took a wash cloth to help with the heat.
  • Daryl asks about tipping Mouse Fan Travel.
  • Brian from Virginia asks about the Fantasmic Dinner Package, now that Fantasmic! is down to 2 nights a week.
  • Megan from NJ asks why Splash Mountain closes every year.
  • Megan from NJ asks about the different versions of Figment.
  • Megan from NJ asks about the lines for Toy Story Midway Mania.



Running Time: 30:42

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Episode 515 - Deluxe Resorts

PodcastEpisode 515 is now available for download.




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

Show Notes

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

, Topics:

  • Deluxe Resorts

  • Today, we discuss the advantages associated with staying at a deluxe Disney resort.

  • For Len and Mike Scopaís opinion of Deluxe Resorts, listen to Episode 434: Deluxe Resorts.


    Previous Episodes regarding Disney Accommodation, including Deluxe Resorts and staying Concierge at the Polynesian, can be found here.

    Listenersí Questions regarding Concierge and Deluxe Resorts can be found here.


Running Time: 22:52

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Episode 514 - Running Is A Cruel Mistress

PodcastEpisode 514 is now available for download.


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Show Notes

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

, Topics:

  • Running Is A Cruel Mistress

  • Today, Len and Michelle discuss their experiences running in the full and half marathons this past weekend.

    Previous Episodes regarding Disney Marathons can be found here.

    Running Time: 27:27

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Episode 513 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 513 is now available for download.

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


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


Topics:

    Listener Questions


  • Dennis from Massachusetts asked about the miniature trains between Italy and Germany.
  • Brian from Pennsylvania asks whether Wifi is accessible in All Star Sports and the Parks.
  • Brian from Pennsylvania likes the iTunes Store WDW maps.
  • Emily from Alabama asks whether she needs a Touring Plan for January 19-25.
  • Karen from Pennsylvania wants to know what happens if she is the Magic Kingdom prior to a Party starting.
  • Kelly asks about her schedule for December 20-23.
  • James from Virginia didn't hear WDW Today TV.
  • Shell from Massachusetts wants ideas for her 40th birthday.
  • Holly from Tennessee thanks the Panel for the prompt response to her email.
  • James from Texas asks about the Fort Wilderness World Drive parking lot.
  • James from Texas asks about the Counter-Service Dining plan. Len refers to his blog.
  • Kevin from Indiana asks why Scopa is not listed as a historian for the Guide.
  • Jodie from Colorado asks whether they can make two consecutive bookings, only one with the Dining Plan.
  • Ed from Indianapolis asks about the Child Swap with the FastPass.
  • Greg from Texas asks about activities for their 5-year-old boy.
  • Pete asks about the Panel's brush with fame.

Running Time: 33:45

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