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Episode 1306 - WDW parks by time of day

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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

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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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Episode 1304 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1304 is now available for download and instant listening.

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

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • 6:24 Michael from California asks if DVC guests staying on rental points can use FASTPASS Plus.
  • 7:07 Nikki from Tennessee asks if tour groups for solo travelers exist.
  • 9:59 Michael from California asks if the Polynesian or the Beach Club is better for his Family. He also asks how long he should stay.
  • 11:08 Patrick from Tennessee asks Mike Scopa how he would handle a hypothetical nine-day WDW vacation with three Young children, ages nine, five, and two.
  • 15:00 Erica from Indiana comments on Casey's Corner's hot dogs.
  • 15:51 Erica from Indiana seeks clarification on ticket protocol.
  • 18:27 Chuck from New York asks if his plan to circumvent Disney's FASTPASS Plus policy as an offsite guest is feasible.
  • 19:48 Jason from Ohio asks about changes to Free Dining eligibility.
  • 23:36 Anna ponders budget-friendly Activities for her Family to enjoy outside the parks.
  • 26:57 Anna asks where she can obtain Birthday Buttons for her Children.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1303 - Top Romantic WDW Dining

PodcastEpisode 1303 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Episode 1303 - Top Romantic WDW Dining

  • Today, in the spirit of Valentine's Day later this week, the panel lists their most romantic Walt Disney World Dining spots.
  • The Narcoossee's joke is explained in Best of WDW Today 5 at 16'10" and 25'30".


Running Time: 20:00

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Episode 1302 - Top Romantic WDW Resorts

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Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa & Len Testa

Topics:

  • Episode 1302 - Top romantic WDW resorts
  • Today, in the spirit of Valentine's Day, the panel lists their most romantic Walt Disney World resorts by category

Running Time: 20:00

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Episode 1301 - Listener Questions

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

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • 2:00 Karen from Pennsylvania discusses Via Napoli in relation to Mike Scopa's mediocre review from Episode 123: World Showcase Part 22 - The Scopa Report.
  • 4:36 Paul from New Jersey discusses Disney Characters and movies that should appear more in the parks, and vice versa.
  • 8:16 James from Missouri asks for Magic Kingdom touring strategies with the new FASTPASS Plus system.
  • 11:41 John from New York asks if he should use a Travel agent to book a stay at Beach Club Villas and whether a Travel agent can get him DVC and Annual Pass discounts.
  • 14:30 Sue from New York discusses the changes to California Grill.
  • 16:09 Ehmann asks if the Candlelight Processional Dinner Package is worth it. He also asks which showing of Candlelight Processional is least crowded.
  • 18:03 TJ asks why Fort Wilderness wasn't included in Episode 1236 - Moderate Comparisons.
  • 19:25 Matt from Florida asks if he can link his AP to a Magic Band such as to take advantage of FASTPASS Plus.
  • 20:41 Joe from Florida asks about Pin Trading.
  • 22:59 Michael asks if Cosmic Ray's hot dogs are the same brand as the ones served at Casey's Corner.
  • 24:41 Melanie from Texas asks which of her four proposed weeks is best for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.
  • 27:30 Mark from Indiana shares his opinion of the Disney Dining Plan, and asks Matt to discuss how he would allocate snack credits if he was forced to use the Dining Plan for the rest of time.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1300 - Fastpass+ Questions

PodcastEpisode 1300 is now available for download.

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

  • Episode 1300 Fastpass+ Questions

  • Today, the panel answers questions about Fastpass+.

  • Previous FastPass episodes.
  • 2:04 David from Indiana asks if FASTPASS Plus is worth using for preferred parade seating.
  • 5:05 Brian from New York asks about FASTPASS Plus protocol for parents experiencing character meets with their Children.
  • 5:40 Tom from Minnesota asks about FASTPASS Plus protocol for multiple parents wanting to experience thrill rides with Young children.
  • 6:50 Mike from Virginia shares his FASTPASS Plus schedule.
  • 7:51 Eugene from Maryland asks how FASTPASS Plus will correspond with Touring Plans for an offside guest.
  • 9:35 Wendy asks how to schedule FASTPASS Plus reservations without park Tickets linked to My Disney Experience. Annette advises against linking multiple Tickets.
  • 12:34 Pam from Pennsylvania asks about omitting FASTPASS Plus from Touring Plans.
  • 14:05 Paul from New Jersey asks about FASTPASS Plus scheduling rules.

Running Time: 20:00

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Episode 1299 - February 2014 Preview

PodcastEpisode 1299 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Episode 1299 - February 2014 Preview

  • Today, continuing the series, we discuss the uniqueness of the month of February at Walt Disney World

    Other months.


    Running Time: 20:00

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Episode 1298 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1298 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, Annette Owens, Mike Newell, Len Testa & Mike Scopa

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • 3:31 Ryan asks about solo touring. Mike Newell recommends Episode 696: Traveling The World Solo, Episode 726: Traveling Solo to an Online-Group Event , Episode 919: Solo Q&As, and Episode 1116. The Wiki recommends these pages: Traveling Solo, Dining while solo, and Bars/Alcohol.
  • 5:19 James from Massachusetts asks about the future of Key to the World cards, and linking admission with My Disney Experience.
  • 8:36 Donna from Colorado asks if Disney announces cancellations to Wishes ahead of time.
  • 10:06 Doug from Louisiana shares the merits of wearing Mouse Ears.
  • 10:43 Doug from Louisiana discusses his stay at All Star Vacation Homes.
  • 11:16 Todd gives a spam email.
  • 11:39 Paul from New Jersey requests a Lines App for airport security.
  • 13:09 Heather asks about protocol for experiencing Magic Kingdom after an early ADR at Crystal Palace.
  • 14:48 John from South Carolina talks about the real castle that Cinderella Castle is based on.
  • 15:43 Oliver from the UK requests a March Madness" style show based on extinct WDW attractions and experiences.
  • 16:58 Rachel asks about staying Club Level at the Grand Floridian.
  • 18:34 Steve questions Disney's portion sizes.
  • 20:45 Claire shares a problem with using gift cards at WDW.
  • 21:52 Bill from Virginia asks about making ADRs around Christmas.
  • 23:15 Christina praises the My Disney Experience Website and offers tips for making ADRs.
  • 25:02 Dave from Ohio asks about the benefits of renting a car, especially to leave MK at closing.
  • 28:06 Kevin from California recommends using a locker at Kali River Rapids to protect electronics.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1297 - The Removal Of Legacy Fastpass In Epcot

PodcastEpisode 1297 is now available for download.

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Teasta, Mike Newell & Annette Owens
Topics:

  • Episode 1297 The Removal Of Legacy Fastpass In Epcot

  • Today, the panel talks about the removal of legacy Fastpass in Epcot.

  • Previous FastPass episodes.

Running Time: 20:00

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