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Welcome to WDW Today, a interactive webcast/podcast that covers various topics from around Walt Disney World. This panel podcast airs new episodes every Wednesday with a Live call-in show every month and older episodes available for download at any time that are all full of Walt Disney World trip planning tips. We can also be heard every Saturday morning at 11am Mountain time and our monthly Live shows simulcast on 540am KYAH Radio.

Be sure to send us all your Walt Disney World questions to be featured on our weekly show where we also answer listener mail to questions@wdwtoday.com (don't forget your name and town so we can mention your name on-air!)

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Episode 1461 - 24-Hour Summer Kick-Off Celebration/Q&A

General NewsEpisode 1461 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 1461 - 24-Hour Summer Kick-Off Celebration/Q&A

  • Today, we discuss Disney's "Coolest Summer Ever" with the 24 hour event at Magic Kingdom and answer your emails..


Running Time: 36:00

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Episode 1454 - April 2015 Preview / Q and A

General NewsEpisode 1454 is now available for download and instant listening.

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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 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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Episode 1440 - Making It Worthwhile

General NewsEpisode 1440 is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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  • Episode 1440 - Making It Worthwhile
  • Today, the panel discusses plans like Tables In Wonderland, Photo Pass, Refillable Mugs etc, and how and when you need to use them to make them worth the price..


Running Time: 25:00

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Reunion Update : CORRECTION

General NewsReunion Update : CORRECTION - MEI Event for Clients is the Osborne lights event on Friday Dec 5th. The Saturday night Dec 6th Illuminations Party and Sunday Dec 7th morning ESPN Zone Hard Ticket Events will be released to those book in Reunion package for a 24 hour Fastpass to purchase before the general public.

This corrects possible wrong info given out on the podcast. -Thanks
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Episode 1380 - 3 Things

General NewsEpisode 1380 is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa, & Mike Newell

Topics:

  • Episode 1380 - 3 Things

  • Today, the panel discusses what they think are the 3 most important things guests should know when planning a vacation to Walt Disney World


Running Time: 20:00

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Episode 1319 - Listener Questions

General NewsEpisode 1319 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 , 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 1314 - FASTPASS+ Insights

General NewsEpisode 1311 is now available for download.

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

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 1280 - The Current State Of FastPass Plus

General NewsEpisode 1280 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
Topics:

  • Episode 1280 - The Current State Of FastPass Plus
  • Today, the panel discusses some recent changes to the system, and what you can expect in the coming months.

Running Time: 28:00

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