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Episode 1331 - Listener Questions

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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
  • 2:33 Melissa from South Africa discusses how she plans large-group trips. Mike Scopa encourages schedule flexibility.
  • 8:49 Lindsey gives her opinions on staying onsite and using Disney Transportation.
  • 10:20 Scott from Washington, DC recommends inviting Neil Patrick Harris on the show.
  • 11:05 Dave from Michigan discusses WDW Today Reunion.
  • 12:20 Gerald from Pennsylvania asks if FASTPASS Plus minimizes the importance of arriving at the parks early.
  • 14:26 Jeffrey from New Jersey asks about combining a Disney Cruise with a WDW vacation. He also asks if he can combine Disney Cruise photos with park photos through Memory Maker.
  • 17:58 Stephanie from Pennsylvania asks how runners obtain the discounted Tickets they're offered.
  • 19:51 Eric from Pennsylvania discusses Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort and the surrounding area.
  • 22:03 Ronald asks if he can save money by becoming a DVC member.
  • 25:56 Rich asks about New Balance's Disney Running shoe.
  • 27:39 Jason from Ohio asks if his Family should stay at the Boardwalk Inn or the Beach Club.
  • 30:21 Andrea from Ohio asks why Disney chose "Sanaa" as a restaurant name.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1330 - Unofficial Guide Ratings Update For Disney's Hollywood Studios

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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Episode 1330 - Unofficial Guide Ratings Update For Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Today, Len gives an update to ratings from The Unofficial Guide for Disney's Hollywood Studios.


Running Time: 36:00

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Episode 1329 - Unofficial Guide Reader Surveys: Counter Service For Magic Kingdom & Epcot

PodcastEpisode 1329 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:



Running Time: 25:00

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Episode 1328 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1328 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
  • 2:18 Matt asks Len about current happenings with the Disney Cruise Line in relation to the new "Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line".
  • 3:23 Gordon asks about obtaining FASTPASS Plus times for days stayed on an Annual Pass.
  • 5:25 Chris discusses the Fantasyland Expansion in relation to the opinions voiced by the hosts on Episode 1264 - The One Thing.
  • 9:59 Jill from Illinois asks if her party can still use Magic Bands and FASTPASS Plus during the offsite portion of a split stay.
  • 11:13 Jillian asks about Florida Beaches, highlighting Cocoa Beach.
  • 13:03 JPenguin150 ponders vacation aspects that Disney could monetize in the future.
  • 16:16 Jamie from Illinois asks about touring with mobility issues, and whether obtaining a DAS card is worth it.
  • 17:32 Carolyn from Texas asks if the Royal Rooms at Port Orleans Riverside are worth the money.
  • 20:40 Rick from Missouri ponders contradictions in Disney's parks.
  • 24:30 Erica from Indiana asks if Fort Wilderness Cabins are worth it for her party.
  • 26:52 Erica from Indiana discusses Pin Trading.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1327 - Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah...Tip For Today!

PodcastEpisode 1327 is now available for download and Instant Listening.






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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Episode 1327 - Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah...Tip For Today!/DHS

  • Today, we share tips sent in buy our listeners and Twitter and Facebook friends.


Running Time: 19:00

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Episode 1326 - Tom Ameen's Magical Moments

PodcastEpisode 1326 is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Episode 1326 - Tom Ameen's Magical Moments

  • Today, musician and artist Tom Ameen returns to discuss the release of his new album "Magical Moments" available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.


  • Buy Magical Moments at Amazon

  • Running Time: 17:30

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Episode 1325 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1322 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
  • 3:09 Jean from Illinois asks about renting DVC points, especially in relation to My Magic Plus.
  • 4:58 Laura discusses thrill ride popularity and asks for Touring Plans that don't include thrill rides. She also wonders whether Disney will develop more non-thrill rides in the future.
  • 8:49 Crystal ponders good, Romantic Activities for a couple to enjoy at WDW.
  • 10:42 Jacklyn from Maine asks if her party can use Magic Bands with discounted Conference Attendee park Tickets.
  • 11:23 Jen from Arizona asks if it's overkill to tour the Magic Kingdom on the same day she is going to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.
  • 14:31 Carlos from Brazil asks about October touring.
  • 15:56 Jules from Pennsylvania asks about the upcoming Imagination Pavilion refurb.
  • 18:15 Bill from Ohio asks whether parks, food, or resorts are the most significant factor in elevating Disney above other amusement destinations.
  • 20:07 Mike from Canada asks if the Super Bowl impacts park Crowds.
  • 22:30 TJ from Illinois asks about scheduling FASTPASS Plus reservations at Epcot.
  • 24:11 Cheryl asks how far in advance she should make FASTPASS Plus reservations. She also asks about synchronizing FASTPASS Plus reservations for a large group.
  • 26:29 Donna asks if there will be any special Star Wars Events at Hollywood Studios on May 4 this year.
  • 28:43 Erica from Indiana asks if a rumor concerning rodent extermination in the parks is true.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1324 - Unofficial Guide Reader Surveys: Counter Service For AK/DHS

PodcastEpisode 1324 is now available for download and Instant Listening.






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

Show Notes

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

Topics:



Running Time: 16:00

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Episode 1323 - Sushi!

PodcastEpisode 1323 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, Mike Newell & Annette Owens

Topics:

  • Episode 1323 - Sushi!

  • Today, we discuss the best dining options for sushi around Walt Disney World.

  • Previous Dining episodes.


Running Time: 18:00

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Episode 1322 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1322 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
  • 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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