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Episode 1257 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1257 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, Len Testa & Mike Newell

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • 2:44 Wesley from Ohio asks for good meals to split either in the parks or at the resorts.
  • 4:38 Laura from Maine asks about leaving Epcot after an Illuminations Cruise.
  • 5:10 Fred from Texas asks about ticket options and FASTPASS Plus.
  • 7:36 Kerry from Texas asks about the Water park bus routes.
  • 9:30 Chris asks about Crowds on specific days at Star Wars Weekends.
  • 10:26 Curt from North Carolina discusses Bob Iger's legacy.
  • 13:48 Ben asks about Flying with Children, as well as touring the parks for the First Time with them.
  • 16:02 Candy from Ireland shares her July 4 Trip Report.
  • 17:12 Karen from Kansas asks a hypothetical question.
  • 18:17 Gary asks about Disney acquiring Lord of the Rings.
  • 20:25 Amanda from Virginia shares her experience with PhotoPass Plus.
  • 22:14 A listener discusses PhotoPass Plus protocol, namely physical photos.
  • 22:35 Barry from Wisconsin asks what the point of FASTPASS Plus is.
  • 23:54 Sydney asks about room-only reservations and My Magic Plus.
  • 25:47 Laura from Tennessee asks about saving money for a trip.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1256 - Get it Outta Here!

PodcastEpisode 1256 is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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

Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Episode 1256 - Get It Outta Here!

  • Today, the panel talks about areas of Walt Disney World that we think need to be replaced. Topics include attractions, restaurants etc.
  • Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1255 - Dealing with (lack of) Fastpass+

PodcastEpisode 1255 is now available for download.

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


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

  • Episode 1255 - Dealing with (lack of) Fastpass+
  • Today, we discuss the seemingly limited amount of FASTPASS' available for headliner attractions and what to do when there isn't a lot of availability.

Running Time: 28:00

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Episode 1254 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1254 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 & Len Testa

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • 2:29 Dave from Canada asks about touring MK with FASTPASS during spring break with his young daughters.
  • 3:56 Dave from Canada asks for best park for Children, not including Magic Kingdom.
  • 4:29 SK asks for good Accommodations for large parties near Epcot.
  • 5:44 SK asks about Food and Wine Festival's Party for the Senses.
  • 7:05 Sheryl from Maine asks if Disney might give a discount to make up for a previous trip, which was hindered by illness.
  • 10:33 Danielle from Pennsylvania asks about entertainment at Ohana.
  • 11:47 Ray asks about touring with a first- time guest.
  • 13:30 John from New York asks if Pop Century has king-sized beds in adjoining rooms.
  • 15:38 Teddy from New Jersey asks about upgrading old unused Tickets.
  • 17:19 Jim asks about a device used by WDW servers to take orders in 1995.
  • 19:24 Jennifer from Illinois asks for the best Chocolate-free Snacks at WDW.
  • 22:27 Laura from England asks about ticket options.
  • 24:43 Terry from Tennessee ponders Epcot and non-Epcot restaurants to "retool" .
  • 28:43 Katie from Texas asks if Disney has an official "skip the line" service for celebrities.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1253 - Food & Wine Festival 2013 Observations

PodcastEpisode 1253 is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa, Mike Scopa & Morgan Crutchfield

Topics:

  • Episode 1253 - Food & Wine Festival 2013 Observations

  • Today, the panel talks about their experiences at Epcot's Food and Wine Festival this year and share what they liked and didn't like as well as recommendations for anyone going later this year.
  • Running Time: 20:00

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Episode 1252 - Refurbishing Attractions

PodcastEpisode 1252 is now available for download.

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


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

  • Episode 1252 - Refurbishing Attractions
  • Today, we discuss what criteria are needed for an attraction to need a refurbishment and then pick out a few attractions that could benefit from one in our opinion.

Running Time: 21:00

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Episode 1251 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1251 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, Mike Scopa, Len Testa & Mike Newell

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • 2:17 Jessica asks about traveling to WDW in mid-to-late March 2014.
  • 3:54 Norman from Texas ponders the best and worst ride operator costumes at WDW.
  • 5:23 James discusses his experience in Dining around World Showcase.
  • 6:32 Greg from Canada asks if you can get printed photos with PhotoPass Plus.
  • 7:05 Wesley from Ohio asks for the best time to commence a mid-day touring break.
  • 8:41 Rachel shares her experience with balancing ADRs with FASTPASS return times.
  • 10:11 Karen from Indiana asks for the hosts' opinions on renting DVC points.
  • 11:37 Steve from the UK asks for ways to balance a stay at Saratoga Springs with actual park touring.
  • 13:07 Ian from Scotland asks about Victoria and Albert's Chef Table for picky eaters.
  • 14:14 Gerald from Pennsylvania asks about park map changes.
  • 15:40 Mike from Rhode Island asks for the best-overall moderate resort, especially for food court quality.
  • 18:15 Mike from Michigan asks about the point of Limited Time Magic.
  • 19:08 Jennifer from Pennsylvania asks for strategies to collect Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom cards.
  • 20:23 Sherri from Utah asks about touring with a senior citizen.
  • 22:01 Fernando from Florida asks about the accuracy of the wait times given on the My Disney Experience App.
  • 24:10 Len discusses a zombie movie he watched (see also Episode 837: Mmmm... brainsss!).
  • 25:37 Mike from New Jersey ponders vulnerabilities of the Walt Disney Company.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1250 - Tom Ameen

PodcastEpisode 1250 is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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

Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa, Mike Scopa & Tom Ameen

Topics:

  • Episode 1250 - Tom Ameen

  • Today, musician and artist Tom Ameen joins us to discuss the release of his new album "Piano And Pixie Dust" available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.
  • Buy Piano and Pixie Dust on iTunes

  • Running Time: 21:30

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Episode 1249 - What's The Word Again?

PodcastEpisode 1249 is now available for download.

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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 1249 - What's The Word Again?
  • Today, Once again, In a take off of ESPN's Pardon The Interruption, the panel plays "What's The Word" describing different aspects of Walt Disney World.

Running Time: 13:45

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Episode 1248 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1248 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, Mike Scopa, Len Testa, Mike Newell
& Annette Owens
Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • 2:16 Ethan asks whether he should hold off on booking his trip because of potential My Magic Plus issues.
  • 2:50 Joe from Ohio asks for pre-flight activities on the day his Disney Cruise ends. He asks specifically about helicopter tours.
  • 5:35 Dawn from New York ponders the impact Seven Dwarfs Mine train will have on the atmosphere of Fantasyland.
  • 7:41 Kyle from New York asks about Discovery Cove and Aquatica.
  • 10:05 Wesley from Ohio asks for good places to view the Main Street Electrical Parade.
  • 11:59 Greg from Canada asks about getting printed photo copies with PhotoPass Plus.
  • 13:36 Joel asks about a "Tinker Bell ring tone".
  • 15:17 Paula from New Zealand comments on the value of DVC.
  • 16:32 Gerald from Pennsylvania asks about ADR protocol.
  • 17:30 Mike from Illinois asks for good in- park activities for adults without children.
  • 19:49 Jeff from Georgia shares a story with the panel.
  • 20:42 Doug from Louisiana asks if Disney bought land in Louisiana.
  • 21:21 John from New York asks about walking at WDW.
  • 22:39 Brian from North Carolina asks about DVC resale.
  • 26:31 Eric from Delaware asks if his touring plan is viable.
  • 28:06 Betsy from Maryland discusses overrated things at WDW.

Running Time: 30:00

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