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April 2015 Live Show

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


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  • Live Show April 2015. Originally aired on am540 KYAH and MouseWorld Radio. Presented by MEI/Mousefan Travel





  • Running Time: 2:00:00

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Episode 1467 - 2016 WDW Resort Rack Rates/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1467 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa, Mike Scopa & Mike Newell
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  • Episode 1467 - 2016 WDW Resort Rack Rates/ Q and A

  • Today, we preview the 2016 rack rates for the WDW Resorts and answer your listener questions...


  • 29:37 Matt from Colorado wonders if Transportation wait times that are posted on electronic signs at resort bus stops will be available online through an app.
  • 30:41 Diane from Illinois asks the hosts if they multitask while recording.
  • 32:34 James from Canada asks about Crowds around Labor Day.
  • 34:24 Bernie from New Jersey asks if guests can make their extra FASTPASS Plusses through the My Disney Experience app.
  • 34:41 Bernie from New Jersey asks where he can park when visiting the Boardwalk.
  • 35:58 Megan from Canada asks if WDW has better Weather in May or September.
  • 37:21 Megan from Canada decides between staying onsite at a moderate resort and staying at an offsite Vacation Home.
  • 39:27 Brian from Washington asks the hosts if they would rather make two trips in a year to Disneyland or one trip to Disney World.
  • 41:06 Brian from Washington asks the hosts if they would rather go to Disney World or Tokyo Disneyland if price was not a factor.
  • 42:30 Laura from England asks if she should plan her Florida vacation for May or September.
  • 45:32 Megan from Maryland reviews the Brown Derby and asks the hosts for menu Recommendations.

Running Time: 50:30

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Episode 1466 - July 2015 Preview/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1466 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa & Mike Newell
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  • Episode 1466 - July 2015 Preview / Q and A

  • Today, we preview the month of July 2015, and answer your listener questions..


  • 17:06 Dave from Ohio noticed a connection between "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and "Frozen".
  • 18:30 Jimmie from Texas asks about making ADRs at Cinderella's Royal Table on the Dining Plan in terms of the credit card guarantee.
  • 19:53 Matt from Colorado questions Disney's Free Dining release.
  • 23:19 Matt from California asks about Disney's Premier Pass.
  • 24:16 Stanton from California wonders if FASTPASS Plus has increased wait times and wonders which attractions dispense their FASTPASS Plusses the fastest. Stanton also asks if FASTPASS Plusses can usually be obtained by day guests.
  • 26:07 Leonard asks about applying to the Disney College Program.
  • 27:24 Alex from Kentucky asks if the selection of a "home resort" for DVC is significant. The hosts discuss the effects of guests staying on rented points.
  • 30:30 Alex from Kentucky ponders the availability of various DVC rooms. The panel discusses Saratoga Springs, including the Turf Club.
  • 32:41 Erin from Michigan asks about visiting Walt Disney World without Children in September.
  • 36:23 Shawn asks about planning a vacation that incorporates both WDW and Universal Orlando.
  • 38:15 Adam asks whether he should choose two Fort Wilderness cabins or three rooms at Port Orleans Riverside/French Quarter for his nine-person party. Adam considers the size of Fort Wilderness.

Running Time: 45:00

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Episode 1465 - Len Went To Disney And He Liked It

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa, Mike Scopa, & Mike Newell
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  • Episode 1465 - Len Went To Disney And He Liked It


  • Today, Len returns from a non-working vacation to Disney as a tourist. (Show runs long so no Q&A this week)



Running Time: 49:00

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Episode 1464 - Additional App Services/Q&A

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa, Mike Scopa, & Mike Newell
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  • Episode 1464 - Additional App Services/Q&A


  • Today, Len provides an update to the Lake Buena Vista Resort And Spa that was discussed on last week's show, then we discuss using services like Uber, Lyft, Seamless and Grubhub while on vacation, and we also answer your listener emails

  • 22:11 Brian from New Jersey asks if he can ascertain the value of an old paper ticket.
  • 24:09 David talks about buying into DVC.
  • 25:04 David talks about ordering Appetizers for entrees.
  • 25:33 David talks about eating at restaurant Bars in lieu of making ADRs.
  • 26:05 Howie from Canada asks if he should rent a car during his Disneyland vacation. Howie also asks about shuttle service from LAX to Disneyland.
  • 26:47 Mike from Connecticut seeks preferred rooms at Port Orleans French Quarter.
  • 27:57 Matt from Colorado asks about T-shirts at WDW, as well as TouringPlans T-shirts.
  • 30:19 Jean from Maryland asks if US residents can purchase Canadian or UK Tickets for discount purposes.
  • 31:15 Tim from Illinois asks about using the Disney Vacation Account savings plan in conjunction with a Travel agent.
  • 32:25 Art from Michigan seeks a restaurant in each park that can accommodate a large party with diverse palates.
  • 34:29 Christopher recaps his Disneyland trip, and asks if there's ever a period when locals dominate the WDW parks.
  • 35:42 Andrew from Massachusetts asks if he should stay at Universal Orlando's Cabana Bay Resort for early entry into the parks.
  • 36:53 Brandon from North Carolina asks about bus arrival time information at the WDW hotels.
  • 37:43 Scott from Wisconsin asks how long he can leave his car at Wilderness Lodge after a Breakfast at Whispering Canyon Cafe.
  • 39:08 Christine from Massachusetts ponders a refurbishment of Bay Lake's Discovery Island.


Running Time: 43:40

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Episode 1463 - Tiered Ticket Pricing/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1463 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa, Mike Scopa, & Mike Newell
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  • Episode 1463 - Tiered Ticket Pricing/Q&A


  • Today, we discuss a recent survey to guests about a possible tiered pricing structure towards ticket media during specific times of year, and we also answer your listener emails

  • Touring Plans Blog - 3 Things to Like (and Hate) with Disney’s Tiered Ticket Price Proposal.

  • 22:22 Brett from Pennsylvania asks if Disney is going to offer extra FASTPASS Plus reservations.
  • 24:05 Patrick from Virginia wonders if Disney is planning special Star Wars Events for the upcoming movie.
  • 27:48 Dave from Oklahoma asks if most Disney Cruises sell out. Dave also asks if there is a crowd calendar for Disney Cruise Line.
  • 30:32 David from the UK seeks general tips for a first-time visitor to Orlando staying offsite.
  • 35:27 Howard seeks good table service restaurants at Disneyland and asks about making reservations for these restaurants.
  • 38:29 Steve from Ohio asks about adding another Night to his stay at Pop Century during Free Dining.
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Running Time: 43:00

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Episode 1462 - Disney Vs. Universal With Sam Gennawey

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa, Mike Scopa, Mike Newell & Sam Gennawey
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Running Time: 36:00

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Episode 1461 - 24-Hour Summer Kick-Off Celebration/Q&A

General NewsEpisode 1461 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa, Mike Scopa & Mike Newell
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  • Episode 1461 - 24-Hour Summer Kick-Off Celebration/Q&A

  • Today, we discuss Disney's "Coolest Summer Ever" with the 24 hour event at Magic Kingdom and answer your emails..
  • 19:38 Jamie from Rhode Island asks if he needs Tickets for all days of his trip to make FASTPASS Plus reservations through My Disney Experience.
  • 20:24 Patrick from Virginia asks if Sunshine Seasons still serves sweet and sour chicken.
  • 21:41 Nina from Pennsylvania ponders ways to meet Anna and Elsa with a limited wait.
  • 23:27 Nina from Pennsylvania asks about scheduling her Children for Jedi Training Academy.
  • 25:09 Matt from Washington D.C. asks about Disneyland Paris, including that complex's Disneyland Hotel and ticket options.
  • 26:50 Barry from New York asks about managing DVC points.
  • 29:24 Lisa from Illinois asks if she can make FASTPASS Plus reservations and ADRs for her entire trip under onsite windows when she's staying onsite only one Night.
  • 30:51 Michelle from Canada asks about room views and room requests at the Polynesian.
  • 32:44 Michelle from Canada asks if she can use her parents' DVC membership to take advantage of DVC discounts and Perks.


Running Time: 36:00

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Episode 1460 - Hidden Mickeys At Sea and Disneyland

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa, Mike Scopa & Mike Newell
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Running Time: 32:00

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Episode 1459 - Disney Vs. Non Disney Vacations/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1459 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa, Mike Scopa & Mike Newell
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  • Episode 1459 Disney Vs. Non-Disney Vacations/Q&A

  • Today, we discuss the pros and cons to vacationing in Disney and non-Disney destinations in Florida and beyond.


  • 19:39 Terry praises the Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe and talks about the Norway Restrooms.
  • 21:09 Sheila from Canada asks about Crowds at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, including wait times for attractions.
  • 23:56 Stephanie from Florida seeks discounts for a late-August vacation. She mentions a deal for visitors from the UK.
  • 26:40 Diane from Wisconsin considers Crowds during Spring Break.
  • 29:00 Patrick and Lydia from Tennessee wonder about discounted ticket dealers and timeshare presentations.
  • 31:25 Cindy from Virginia asks about obtaining a FASTPASS Plus for Anna and Elsa for a guest at Shades of Green.
  • 33:33 John asks if one can get the Platinum Plan without park Tickets and whether it is possible to monetarily break even.
  • 37:51 Derek from Ohio asks how Royal Caribbean compares with Disney Cruise Line for Children, especially for Mediterranean Cruises.
  • 41:55 Brian from Tennessee ponders the best way to maximize the value of Free Dining.

Running Time: 44:00

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