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Episode 1454 - April 2015 Preview / Q and A

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa & Mike Newell
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  • Episode 1454 - April 2015 Preview / Q and A

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


  • 13:22 Katie from Michigan asks if she should stay at the Polynesian or the Grand Floridian.
  • 15:37 Katie from Michigan asks about spring discount rooms and Annual Pass discount rooms at WDW hotels.
  • 16:13 Danielle from Pennsylvania shares her experience at Fantasmic and asks if getting a FASTPASS Plus for Fantasmic is worth it.
  • 18:54 Theresa from Michigan ponders the most economical ticket option for her party.
  • 21:29 Theresa from Michigan asks about the "It's A Small World" song.
  • 23:08 Justin from South Carolina asks about attraction refurb progress for his trip in early May.
  • 24:34 Derek from Kentucky asks if hub construction will affect the view from the Wishes Dessert Party.
  • 25:19 Joseph wonders how long Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin will be closed.
  • 26:07 Michael asks about FASTPASS Plus protocol.
  • 26:54 Alicia from New York asks if the interactive queue at Peter Pan's Flight is worth experiencing if she can obtain a FASTPASS Plus for the attraction. Matt and Len mention other interactive queues.
  • 29:05 Michael from New Jersey gives his opinion on ADRs and FASTPASS Plusses.
  • 32:59 Dave from Pennsylvania considers a plan to experience both WDW and Universal Orlando during a single trip.

Running Time: 46:00

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Episode 1453 - 2015 Disney Platinum Plan/Q & A

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Hosts: Len Testa & Mike Scopa & Mike Newell
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  • Episode 1453 - 2015 Platinum Plan / Q&A

  • Today, We share some news regarding Reunion, discuss the new 2015 Magic Your Way Platinum Package, and answer your listener questions..


  • 32:16 Brett from Pennsylvania asks about using Child Swap on FASTPASS Plus attractions.
  • 34:04 David from Massachusetts ponders Vacation Homes aside from All Star Vacation Homes.
  • 35:52 Leah from the UK asks about securing a table at the Be Our Guest Restaurant when no ADR slots are available online.
  • 37:04 Connor from North Carolina asks Len if Touring Plans has information about the Disney Cruise Line.
  • 37:44 Ralph from Indiana asks about utilizing a no- expiration ticket from 2000. He also asks about Transportation to the Magic Kingdom from an offsite hotel.
  • 39:10 Daniel from Oregon asks about post-Easter April Crowds.
  • 40:08 Len ruminates over changes to theme park Parking protocol, where Magic Bands will be utilized.
  • 42:04 Dan from Maine asks about vegetarian options at WDW.
  • #ItsMattsFault

Running Time: 46:00

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February 2015 Live Show

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

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


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

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    Running Time: 2:00:00

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Episode 1452 - Len's Trip Pt2 / Q&A

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa & Mike Scopa & Mike Newell
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  • Episode 1452 - Len's Trip Pt2 / Q&A

  • Today, one week later, Len returns once again to WDW, and what he's experienced and then the guys answer your listener questions..


Running Time: 46:00

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Episode 1451 - Oddsmakers March 2015/Q&A

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa & Mike Scopa & Mike Newell
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  • Episode 1451 - Oddsmakers March 2015/Q&A

  • Today, an updated version of Oddsmakers is played and then the guys answer your listener questions..


  • 17:28 Randy from Canada ponders the Crowds at WDW during the week prior to Labor Day in 2015.
  • 19:11 Randy from Canada asks if there will be any Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Parties prior to September 5 in 2015.
  • 19:31 Steven from Texas discusses the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue and the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show.
  • 22:00 Bruce from New York talks about the bungalow DVC rooms at the Polynesian.
  • 23:28 Kyle from South Carolina asks if he can buy food at one World Showcase Counter Service restaurant and eat the meal in another pavilion.
  • 25:35 Michael from South Carolina ponders a lifetime pass to WDW.
  • 28:46 Devon from California wonders when Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party dates will be announced.
  • 31:26 Tim asks if the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! will be replaced.
  • 34:20 Tim asks if the hosts have the old Kim Possible communicator beep from Epcot as a text messaging alert.
  • 34:59 Luke from Canada proposes attraction mashups based on Episode 1423 - Attraction Mashups.
  • 35:56 Catherine from Illinois wants to know if she and her husband should stay at Pop Century, Animal Kingdom Lodge, or Boardwalk Villas for an eight-Night Birthday trip.

Running Time: 43:00

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Episode 1450 - Len's Trip/Q&A

General NewsEpisode 1450 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 1450 - Len's Trip / Q&A

  • Today Len discusses his recent trip to WDW, and what he's experienced and then the guys answer your listener questions..


  • 27:34 Victor asks if Hollywood Studios is worth visiting considering the construction for a Disneyland, California veteran.
  • 29:18 Erica from Indiana shares her experiences attempting free DVC room upgrades.
  • 32:29 Blaze from Pennsylvania discusses park entrance protocol, especially at the Magic Kingdom. Blaze also shares some general observations.
  • 34:58 Karen thinks Refillable mugs are worth the cost at Animal Kingdom Lodge .
  • 36:10 Christina from Kentucky asks about testing the battery of an old Magic Band to see if it still functions.
  • 38:36 Claire from the UK asks if any large groups occupy the All Star Resorts during September and October.
  • 41:21 Matt from Canada asks about driving from Orlando to Miami for a Disney Cruise.
  • 43:32 Steve from Nevada asks if a Disneyland trip during the August D23 Expo is worth it.

Running Time: 49:00

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January 2015 Live Show

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

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Audio:




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Show Notes

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


Topics:

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

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    Running Time: 2:00:00

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Episode 1449 - March 2015 Preview /Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1449 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 Scopa & Mike Newell
Topics:


  • Episode 1449 - March preview 2015 / Q&A

  • Today the guys preview the events and happenings throughout Walt Disney World and answer your listener questions..


  • 20:39 Stephanie from North Carolina asks if she can find out what rooms have completed renovations at the Caribbean Beach Resort. She also asks about Be Our Guest Lunch reservation protocol.
  • 22:32 Steven from New Hampshire asks about driving non stop to WDW. He especially wonders about dealing with New York City.
  • 29:43 Alicia from Minnesota asks about converting old Tickets to RFID such as to make FASTPASS Plus reservations.
  • 30:59 Lee asks about recent changes to Downtown Disney/Disney Springs.
  • 32:02 James from Virginia ponders good Activities for a solo tourist at WDW.
  • 35:06 Neil asks if the Contemporary Resort's Garden Wing is far from the main tower.

Running Time: 41:00

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Episode 1448 - 2015 Unofficial Guide Dining Results For Resorts and DTD/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1448 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa & Mike Scopa
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  • Episode 1448 - 2015 Unofficial Guide Dining Results For Resorts and DTD/Q&A

  • Today the guys talk continue to discuss the results to the 2015 Unofficial Guide Dining survey regarding WDW Resorts and Downtown Disney and answering your listener questions..


  • 35:07 Christie from Michigan asks if the Osborne Lights will return in 2015 and, if so, when they will be up.
  • 37:25 Jeff from Pennsylvania asks about the savings account feature, Disney Vacation Account, on the Disney website.
  • 39:07 Tom asks if he can buy a Tables in Wonderland card with an Annual Pass.
  • 39:26 Bill discusses the Touring Plans app.
  • 41:08 Julie from New Jersey asks if it's worth going to WDW in late March with a toddler without going to the parks. Matt recommends trying Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort or Disney's Vero Beach Resort, or taking a cruise.

Running Time: 48:00

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Episode 1447 - 2015 Unofficial Guide Dining Survey/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1447 is now available for download and instant listening.

Presented By:





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


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


  • Episode 1447 - 2015 Unofficial Guide Dining Survey/Q&A

  • Today the guys talk about about the results to the 2015 Unofficial Guide Dining survey and answering your listener questions.


  • 36:11 Shawn from Michigan ponders the best time to take a Disney cruise from a Weather standpoint.
  • 39:01 Beth from Florida asks if Olaf hosts any character meets at WDW. Len says Olaf is coming to Disney Cruise Line.
  • 40:27 Diane from Illinois shares a Trip Report.
  • 42:20 John from New York asks if there is a way to purchase the Disney Dining Plan far in advance to avoid price increases. John also asks whether eating at a single restaurant that doesn't accept the Dining Plan eliminates any potential value.

Running Time: 48:00

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