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Episode 1463 - Tiered Ticket Pricing/Q&A

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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

PodcastEpisode 1462 is now available for download and instant listening.

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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

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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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March 2015 Live Show

Live ShowThe March 2015 Live Show is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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Show Notes

Hosts: Mike Newell, Mike Scopa & Len Testa


Topics:

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

  • #ItsMattsFault .



    Running Time: 2:00:00

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Episode 1458 - The Very Merry Month Of May/Q&A

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa & Mike Newell
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  • Episode 1458 - The Very Merry Month Of May / Q and A

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


  • 16:37 Chris from Massachusetts wonders if new elements for the WDW theme parks will be announced at the upcoming D23 Expo.
  • 18:19 Lisa from Virginia describes her encounter with the talking Mickey at the Magic Kingdom .
  • 22:28 Ann says Dollar Rent a Car offers a good deal for Transportation between Orlando and Miami.
  • 26:23 Willie from Georgia asks about MEI and Mouse Fan Travel's services.
  • 28:43 Angela from Indiana asks about touring the Magic Kingdom, especially New Fantasyland, incorporating FASTPASS Plus.
  • 32:54 Didi shares a tip about Jedi Training Academy.
  • 34:48 Kathleen from New York asks about FASTPASS Plus reservation protocol.
  • 36:02 Claire from the UK seeks the quietest day to experience Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party .
  • 37:06 Ben gives an anniversary shout out .
  • 37:57 Jennifer from Alabama asks if the gyms at Animal Kingdom Lodge are included for guests at both Kidani Village and Jambo House. Jennifer also asks about Running on the roads surrounding Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Running Time: 44:00

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Episode 1457 - Beat The Heat/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1457 is now available for download and instant listening.

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


Topics:


  • Episode 1457 - Beat The Heat/Q&A

  • Today with summer quickly approaching, the guys discuss different ways to tour the parks while staying cool and answer your listener questions.


  • 29:14 Todd from Michigan seeks a trip planning timeline for Disney Cruise Line and Disneyland, California based on Episode 1446 - Disney Trip Planning Timeline/Q&A.
  • 31:06 Doug from Indiana asks about FASTPASS Plus parade and firework seating in the Magic Kingdom hub area.
  • 32:19 Zach from Tennessee seeks a headliner attraction for each park to experience while touring all four parks in one day. He also wonders which order he should see the parks in.
  • 34:43 Nicholas from Pennsylvania ponders the best rooms with a Boardwalk-view at the Yacht Club, and asks if staying Concierge-level would make a difference.
  • 38:03 Nicholas from Pennsylvania seeks special Activities to celebrate an anniversary and a Child's Birthday.
  • 38:44 Sheila from Pennsylvania asks if Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is worth it for a 30-year old.
  • 41:11 Joey from Florida asks about upgrading a one-day ticket in July to a three-day Florida-resident ticket such as to utilize non-blackout dates later.
  • 43:31 Neil talks about the "most ridiculous thing" he's ever felt at WDW.

Running Time: 43:00

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Episode 1456 - Checking In/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1456 is now available for download and instant listening.

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


Topics:


  • Episode 1456 - Checking In/Q&A

  • Today the guys discuss the different options available when checking in to a WDW resort and answer your listener questions.


  • 15:24 Amy wonders why the Touring Plans crowd calendar predicts low Crowds for early September considering Labor Day.
  • 16:31 Tyler from Florida considers the Boardwalk Inn, Beach Club, and Wilderness Lodge for DVC.
  • 22:55 Jason asks if resort guests can make FASTPASS Plus reservations during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.
  • 23:39 Valerie from Pennsylvania asks about AAA discounts.
  • 24:17 Jeff from Michigan wonders if there is a best day to Check into a Disney resort.
  • 25:23 D asks if Walt Disney originally wanted to place WDW in Alabama.
  • 27:33 Drew from Indiana asks about ordering only Appetizers at a Signature WDW restaurant.
  • 31:09 A. Antonio from New Hampshire asks if the overall quality of WDW has declined.
  • 36:22 Pat from Connecticut enjoyed his Concierge- level stay at Disneyland, CAlifornia, and asks about doing Concierge at the Boardwalk Inn. Len praises the Concierge service at the Contemporary.
  • 39:13 A listener asks if he or she can use his or her Magic Band to pay for food at Food and Wine Festival booths.

Running Time: 43:00

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Episode 1455 - Something, Something, Something Star Wars Weekends 2015/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1455 is now available for download and instant listening.

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


Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa & Mike Newell


Topics:


  • Episode 1455 - Something, Something, Something Star Wars Weekends 2015/Q&A

  • Today the guys discuss and preview the upcoming Star Wars Weekends 2015 and answer your listener questions.


  • 23:46 Jason from Alabama seeks planning tips for a California trip that will include Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, and D23. Len mentions Episode 931: Go West....Young Man and Episode 934: Go West Young Man Pt. II, highlighting Mike Scopa's first trip to Disneyland.
  • 25:17 Tim from New York asks about upgrading no- expiration park hopper Tickets to Annual Passes.
  • 27:47 Ryan from Missouri ponders defunct food options in the parks.
  • 29:56 Chris and Debbie from England want to do a departure day Lunch at WDW outside the parks. Len mentions Trattoria al Forno at the Boardwalk and the upcoming Boathouse Restaurant at Downtown Disney.
  • 32:20 Greg from Connecticut asks for the best Beach-like resort at or near WDW. Len mentions the Royal Pacific Resort and the Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Orlando.
  • 35:10 Brad from Michigan asks about requesting a specific room at Disney through Touring Plans. He also asks about online Check in.
  • 38:02 John from Illinois recounts his Disney trip including the WDW Today panel.
  • 40:53 Christina from Washington DC asks about "May the Fourth be With You" merchandise at WDW.

Running Time: 46:00

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