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Episode 1322 - Listener Questions

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

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • 3:14 Stacey ponders good Breakfast options in the parks.
  • 5:48 SRK from California shares his experience with the Food and Wine Festival.
  • 6:48 Christine, probably not Len's sister, asks about requesting rooms at Beach Club Villas .
  • 8:24 Michael from Maryland asks if FASTPASS Plus is a perk for guests at the Dolphin. Len offers a related tip for offsite guests.
  • 9:13 Dan from New Mexico asks about touring the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
  • 11:09 Andrew from New York asks about the Mickey's Backyard Barbecue Dinner show.
  • 12:21 Megan asks if taking the Amtrak Auto Train to Florida is worth it.
  • 13:24 Brian from Canada asks about resort hopping to other Deluxe Resorts from the Boardwalk Inn using only Disney Transportation.
  • 14:55 Katie from North Carolina recalls an ordering device used at Disney restaurants in the 1990s.
  • 15:35 Simon comments on the big screens outside The American Idol Experience at DHS.
  • 16:41 Lauren from Massachusetts asks if upgrading to Wilderness Lodge or Animal Kingdom Lodge is worth the extra money for a honeymoon trip over a Moderate Resort.
  • 19:08 John from New York suggests My Magic Plus Perks similar to a program used in Las Vegas.
  • 21:01 Tom from Pennsylvania asks if Magical Express will shuttle his luggage if his Family drives a rental car to its resort.
  • 22:35 Cassie discusses Candlelight Processional.
  • 23:54 John from New York asks about My Disney Experience for two people staying in the same room with different Tickets.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1321 - An Update On The Polynesian

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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Episode 1321 - An Update On The Polynesian

  • Today, Steve Seifert from Tikimanpages.com (The unofficial Polynesian Resort site) joins us to discuss the construction progress of DVC units and other projects over at Disney's Polynesian Resort
  • More about DVC.

    More about deluxe resorts.


Running Time: 29:00

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Episode 1320 - 102 Ways To Love Lou Mongello

PodcastEpisode 1320 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

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

Topics:

Running Time: 28:00

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Episode 1319 - Listener Questions

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

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • 3:17 Diane from Wisconsin asks about sharing PhotoPass with another party with My Magic Plus.
  • 4:55 Marie from Ohio asks if Kiss Goodnight is performed at Magic Kingdom on hard ticket party nights.
  • 7:03 Roger asks how far in advance he can make FASTPASS Plus reservations.
  • 7:46 Matt from Michigan asks for "special and unique" ways to give thanks to his inlaws at WDW.
  • 9:45 Matt from Texas asks about July 4 touring.
  • 12:09 Karla discusses politicians getting special treatment at WDW in relation to Special Needs guests.
  • 14:23 A listener asks about February Weather at WDW.
  • 17:12 A listener asks how Presidents Week touring compares to that of late October/ early November.
  • 18:47 Gary comments on saving on airfare by Flying to other Florida airports.
  • 19:55 Eldon shares a couple of Magic Band tips.
  • 20:23 Gary suggests an episode about WDW tips. Please give us your best tip about WDW and tweet us @wdwtodaypodcast or post on our Facebook page.
  • 22:09 Ryan suggests a drinking game surrounding Len's use of the word "interesting".
  • 23:21 Patrick and Lydia from Tennessee ponders "grade inflation" in the WDW attraction ratings given by readers of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World. Len discusses a similar situation for restaurants.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1318 - Still More Odds Makers

PodcastEpisode 1318 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Newell & Mike Scopa

Topics:

  • Episode 1318 - Still More Odds Makers

  • Today, once again, we give the odds that we think certain things will or won't work at Walt Disney World
  • Previous Odds Makers episodes.

Running Time: 18:00

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Episode 1317 - Transportation

PodcastEpisode 1317 is now available for download.

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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Episode 1317 - Transportation

  • Today, we discuss the different types of transportation provided by Walt Disney World for it's guests..


Running Time: 20:00

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Episode 1316 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1316 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, Mike Scopa & Mike Newell

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • 2:47 Doc corrects information about Annual Pass vouchers and My Magic Plus.
  • 3:51 A listener gives comprehensive advice on how to save money during the various facets of a Disney World vacation.
  • 7:09 Melissa from Texas asks about reservations for a first haircut experience at Harmony Barber Shop.
  • 9:04 Renee from Wisconsin asks whether her Family should stay on or off property given their budget. She also considers Dining options.
  • 14:53 Claire from the UK asks if a correlation exists between Disney's automatic 18-percent added gratuity at restaurants and poor service.
  • 17:10 Jacqueline from Maine ponders when Children normally outgrow Strollers.
  • 19:48 Jeff from Indiana asks about heating at Disney's Water Parks.
  • 20:53 Mark from New Jersey asks if Disney could've implemented My Magic Plus without changing the legacy FASTPASS system.
  • 23:27 Jay from New York discusses the Tomorrowland Speedway.
  • 24:15 Jeff from Indiana asks if All Star Vacation Home guests can get the Disney Dining Plan.
  • 26:16 Sean from Florida asks about poor maintenance at the parks.
  • 29:27 Dawn from New York clarifies New York geography.
  • 30:00 Terry from Pennsylvania asks about January Weather at WDW.
  • 32:44 Ron asks if it's ethical to rent an EVC "just for fun".

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1315 - Flower and Garden Festival 2014 Review

PodcastEpisode 1315 is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa, & Mike Newell

Topics:

  • Episode 1315 - Food and Garden Festival 2014 Review

  • Today, we review this year's Flower and Garden Festival

Running Time: 22:00

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


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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