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Episode 1381- Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!

PodcastEpisode 1381 is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Episode 1381 - Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!

  • Today, With the recent announcement that Disney is extending Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! at Disney's Hollywood Studios through September 28th, we take a look at what there is to see and do.
  • Scopa refers to Phill's Stitch Challenge!, in aid of Give Kids the World.

  • Running Time: 22:00

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Episode 1380 - 3 Things

General NewsEpisode 1380 is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa, & Mike Newell

Topics:

  • Episode 1380 - 3 Things

  • Today, the panel discusses what they think are the 3 most important things guests should know when planning a vacation to Walt Disney World


Running Time: 20:00

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Episode 1379 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1379 is now available for download and instant listening.

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

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • 2:53 Phillip from the UK refers to Episodes 837: Mmmm... brainsss! and 1377 and asks what Characters would be best to be with during a zombie apocalypse. The panel adds attraction props to the equation.
  • 7:14 Marissa from Louisiana asks if she can make FASTPASS Plus reservations for the offsite portion of her trip.
  • 8:20 Dave from England asks if he should add the Deluxe Dining Plan to My Disney Experience for the one Night he's staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas. He also asks if he can maintain separate hotel reservations on one Magic Band.
  • 11:29 Serena ponders a good souvenir budget. She also asks about the accuracy of the bus arrival times listed in the Unofficial Guide .
  • 12:21 Steve from Ohio discusses inside jokes on the podcast.
  • 13:12 Paul asks if he can swap Magic Bands with Family members to better utilize FASTPASS Plus.
  • 14:59 Adam from Wisconsin asks for the least-crowded times to see Christmas decorations at WDW.
  • 15:40 A listener ponders crowd levels during the last week of August. Len mentions the attraction graphs on TouringPlans.com.
  • 17:16 Amy from New Mexico asks about phased park-closure protocol on New Year's Eve.
  • 19:49 Julie from Canada asks for good companies that will deliver Snacks to the hotel prior to her arrival.
  • 20:43 Art from Michigan asks about Disney soap and whether he can purchase it.
  • 23:06 Zack from Tennessee asks if he will be granted an additional FASTPASS if he can't fit into the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train's vehicles.
  • 24:03 David from Indiana asks the hosts to mention a special activity at WDW that they'd most like to receive as a present.
  • 26:24 Rachel wonders where she can find Disney Music loops. Matt mentions Youtube. (cough, cough) Matt also mentions MouseWorld Radio.
  • 28:25 Christine from Massachusetts asks when she should see the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1378 - August 2014 Preview

PodcastEpisode 1378 is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Episode 1378 - August 2014 Preview

  • Today, we preview the month of August at Walt Disney World.
  • Other months.

Running Time: 22:00

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Episode 1377 - Zombies Revisited (And Sharknado!)

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

Topics:

  • Episode 1377 - Zombies Revisited (And Sharknado!)

  • Today, the panel discusses the best resorts for survival strategies to combat the zombie apocalypse at Walt Disney World, (and the more highly likely event of a Sharknado).


Running Time: 20:00

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Episode 1376 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1376 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa & Mike Newell

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • 4:35 Christie from Texas talks about receiving multiple magic bands for multiple reservations.
  • 5:37 Karen from Minnesota asks about using package Tickets to enter the parks when she's arriving one Night early on a room- only reservation.
  • 7:28 Brian from Washington discusses Disneyland Fireworks.
  • 9:06 Geno from Canada ponders qualifications to become Mayor Weaver of Main Street USA, as Matt attempts Improvisation.
  • 12:32 Christina from Illinois asks for the best Dining Plan restaurants.
  • 16:08 Dan from New Mexico wonders how Stitch's Great Escape would've been received as an opening day attraction at Disneyland.
  • 18:44 Leigh asks how often room requests are granted. She also asks how long room refurbs usually take to complete.
  • 20:59 Mike from New York asks if there's still a wine option on the Dining Plan.
  • 23:20 Jed asks about optimizing the Water Park Fun and More ticket.
  • 27:24 Pat from New Jersey asks about getting from Orlando International Airport to WDW sans Disney Transportation when the flight arrives after midnight. Pat also asks about using a Taxi at WDW instead of renting a car.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1375 - What If......with Chris Eliopoulos

PodcastEpisode 1375 is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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Show Notes

Hosts: Len Testa, Mike Scopa, Mike Newell & Chris Eliopoulos,

Topics:

  • Episode 1375 - What if....with Chris Eliopoulos

  • Today, we continue our "What If" discussion on Star Wars and Avatar from Episode 1372 with our friend Chris Eliopoulos who is a Lucasfilm approved artist and author.


Running Time: 28:00

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Episode 1374 - Anna & Elsa FP+ Update

PodcastEpisode 1374 is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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Show Notes

Hosts: Mike Scopa, Mike Newell, Len Testa & Chris Eliopoulos

Topics:

  • Episode 1374 - Anna & Elsa FP+ Update

  • Today, Len provides an update to the Anna & Elsa meet and greet at The Magic Kingdom.


Running Time: 18:00

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Episode 1373 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1373 is now available for download and instant listening.

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

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • 3:08 Tom recommends some Disneyland podcasts.
  • 3:28 Eric from Delaware recommends gas stations within 10 miles of Orlando International Airport.
  • 5:02 Michael from California asks if people read old Unofficial Guides to see if the writers' predictions came true. Len discusses the making of attractions based on movies. .
  • 8:49 Karen from South Carolina asks if she must use her package tickets to activate them before upgrading to an Annual Pass. .
  • 10:32 Karen from South Carolina asks if her husband can upgrade his park hopper ticket with a water park option to a regular Annual Pass.
  • 11:15 Karen from South Carolina asks how she will obtain Magic Bands as an offsite guest.
  • 12:06 Karen from South Carolina asks how far in advance Annual Pass holders can make FastPass Plus reservations.
  • 12:21 Jason from Michigan asks about upgrading third-party tickets with a discount.
  • 13:02 Laura from California asks about linking her premium Annual Pass to a Magic Band. She also asks if she can use her Magic Band to charge in the parks if she's only staying onsite for one night.
  • 15:22 Michael from California asks if he should book two rooms at Pop Century or a suite at Art of Animation.
  • 17:36 Jane from Texas asks how much time she should allot to travel by cab to Universal Orlando. She also asks how long it will take to tour both parks if she avoids coasters and water rides.
  • 21:06 Kerry from the UK ponders the positives and negatives of owning a villa versus DVC.
  • 23:28 Sarah from the UK asks if taking a taxi from Pop Century to a supermarket would be cheaper than having Garden Grocer deliver.
  • 27:32 Jason from Alabama asks about park hopping during Marathon Weekend to attend ADRs.
  • 29:53 Jason from Alabama asks about must- do restaurants on the Platinum Package.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1372 - What If......

PodcastEpisode 1372 is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Episode 1372 - What if....?

  • Today, Len ponders, and the panel discusses, What if... Walt Disney World ditched Avatar land, and went with a full blown Star Wars land..


Running Time: 25:00

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