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Episode 1314 - FASTPASS+ Insights

General NewsEpisode 1311 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Episode 1314 - FASTPASS+ Insights

  • Today, we get insight into how FASTPASS+ is working out in many facets from someone close to the FASTPASS+ operations.


Running Time: 20:00

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Episode 1313 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1313 is now available for download and instant listening.

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

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • 4:07 Jennifer from Michigan asks the hosts to discuss how their opinions on certain aspects of WDW have fluctuated over the history of the podcast. Specifically, she asks Matt to discuss how his views on the parks have changed with a young daughter.
  • 10:19 Chad from Massachusetts wonders why the Celebrate the Magic projection show at Magic Kingdom doesn't garner as much attention as Wishes.
  • 13:31 Amy from Tennessee asks about Transportation from Animal Kingdom to Blizzard Beach.
  • 14:07 Camille from Texas ponders good Activities for her and her husband to enjoy while their Children go on the Pirate Adventure Cruise from Grand Floridian .
  • 15:47 Glenn asks about FASTPASS Plus lead times with Tickets purchased through Undercover Tourist.
  • 16:31 Glenn asks about obtaining FASTPASS Plus reservations with an Annual Pass that won't be obtained until arrival.
  • 17:32 Gerald from Pennsylvania asks the hosts to discuss flagrant misinformation that they've heard regarding WDW.
  • 19:17 Kelly from Florida recollects a bad situation leaving Magic Kingdom at closing .
  • 20:49 PG5571 offers an explanation for the improved guest approval ratings for WDW attractions since 2009 as per the Unofficial Guide. He also discusses Disney's infatuation with Halloween.
  • 22:22 Rick from Pennsylvania asks if Disney will crack down on official-looking filming in the parks.
  • 23:01 Carolyn from Massachusetts recollects her experience at last year's Unleash the Villains event at Hollywood Studios.
  • 26:15 Jacklyn from Maine discusses park hopper Tickets, and asks how to compliment a Cast Member's performance to Disney.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1312 - March 2014 Preview

PodcastEpisode 1312 is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa, & Mike Newell

Topics:

  • Episode 1312 - March 2014 Preview

  • Today, we preview the month of March at Walt Disney World.

Running Time: 15:00

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Episode 1311 - 99 Bucks!

PodcastEpisode 1311 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa, Mike Newell & Brian McNichols

Topics:

  • Episode 1311 - 99 Bucks!


  • Today, we discuss the recent decision by Disney to raise the single day admission price to the Magic Kingdom to $99 for guests over age 9.


Running Time: 21:00

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Episode 1310 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1310 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Fred Hazelton & AJ

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • 2:54 SRK from California shares his experience with the Food and Wine Festival, especially Party for the Senses.
  • 5:32 Bob from Kansas ponders restaurants at Magic Kingdom that serve seafood and/or meatless entrees. .
  • 8:26 Bob from Kansas asks about protocol for obtaining FASTPASS Plus for offsite guests.
  • 9:14 A listener asks what restaurants participate in the Disney Dining Plan.
  • 10:15 A listener asks about the efficiency of bus service from the Animal Kingdom Lodge to Epcot.
  • 11:35 A listener seeks "must do" experiences at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.
  • 13:42 Eric from Delaware shares a scenario where not having the Dining Plan saved him money.
  • 15:20 Chris from Washington asks if he can obtain free valet Parking at the Boardwalk Inn if he wants to use Tables in Wonderland to eat at a World Showcase restaurant .
  • 17:11 Dan from Delaware asks how the Lunch experience at Be Our Guest Restaurant compares to the Dinner experience.
  • 19:10 Jen from Maryland discusses restroom protocol at Be Our Guest Restaurant, and specific rooms in the restaurant .
  • 20:48 Ricky from England asks about restaurant tipping at Walt Disney World.
  • 24:03 Howie from Maryland asks if it's possible for his 16-person party to make it to the Magic Kingdom by 8:00 PM if they have a 5:15 reservation at Sanaa.
  • 27:14 Brian from Rhode Island deliberates the ethics and the logistics of squeezing a fifth person into a four-person moderate resort room.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1309 - Would You Rather... (Food Edition)

PodcastEpisode 1309 is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Fred Hazelton, Mike Newell & AJ

Topics:

  • Episode 1309 - Would You Rather....(Food Edition)

  • Today, Following previous episodes, AJ from the Disney Food Blog joins us and throws food related scenarios at the panel, and they give their best decisions..

Running Time: 18:54

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Episode 1308 - My Disney Experience & 10-day tickets

PodcastEpisode 1308 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg & Len Testa

Topics:

  • Episode 1308 - My Disney Experience & 10-day park hopper tickets


  • Today, we help a listener figure out how to handle My Magic Experience if he has 10-day park hopper tickets over multiple visits.

Running Time: 14:00

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Episode 1307 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1307 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa & Mike Scopa

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • 2:43 Paul from New Jersey ponders Disney Perks that may be discontinued. FASTPASS Plus and price increases are discussed.
  • 6:33 Ted from New York asks about Jedi Training Academy signup on Extra Magic Hour mornings.
  • 7:11 Joe from Florida asks if the attraction video from the defunct Ocala Welcome Center is available.
  • 9:15 Maureen from Massachusetts asks for good DVC Resorts to impress First Timers at Christmas.
  • 13:16 Nicola from the UK asks if her Family should book another resort because of the construction at the Polynesian.
  • 17:04 Curt from New Jersey asks the panel to evaluate his plan, which will include viewing a sales pitch before touring for 1.5 days.
  • 18:50 Diane from Illinois references Episode 1233 - Unofficial Guide Rating Comparisons - Disney's Hollywood Studios, and gives a theory for the high average rating of Magic of Disney Animation.
  • 19:57 David from Georgia ponders a day doing only non-headliner attractions in each of the parks.
  • 23:30 Paul from Florida shares his experience with using old Tickets towards the purchase of an Annual Pass.
  • 24:19 Paul from Florida asks for Dining and entertainment options outside the parks. Matt mentions Episode 976: Locals Guide to Off Site Dining.
  • 27:34 Todd from Michigan discusses how the pricing of offsite resorts compares to that of WDW hotels.

Running Time: 31:00

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Episode 1306 - WDW parks by time of day

PodcastEpisode 1306 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

Hosts: Mike Scopa, Len Testa & Matt Hochberg

Topics:

  • Episode 1306 - WDW parks by time of day

  • Today, the panel discusses which park is ideal for morning, afternoon and evening.

Running Time: 20:00

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Episode 1305 - Weathering The Weather

PodcastEpisode 1305 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Episode 1305 - Weathering The Weather


  • Today, with the bad weather throughout a lot of the country, we discuss tips on how to deal with severe weather when traveling to Walt Disney World during the winter.

Running Time: 20:00

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