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Episode 1376 - Listener Questions

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


Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa & Mike Newell

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • 4:35 Christie from Texas talks about receiving multiple magic bands for multiple reservations.
  • 5:37 Karen from Minnesota asks about using package Tickets to enter the parks when she's arriving one Night early on a room- only reservation.
  • 7:28 Brian from Washington discusses Disneyland Fireworks.
  • 9:06 Geno from Canada ponders qualifications to become Mayor Weaver of Main Street USA, as Matt attempts Improvisation.
  • 12:32 Christina from Illinois asks for the best Dining Plan restaurants.
  • 16:08 Dan from New Mexico wonders how Stitch's Great Escape would've been received as an opening day attraction at Disneyland.
  • 18:44 Leigh asks how often room requests are granted. She also asks how long room refurbs usually take to complete.
  • 20:59 Mike from New York asks if there's still a wine option on the Dining Plan.
  • 23:20 Jed asks about optimizing the Water Park Fun and More ticket.
  • 27:24 Pat from New Jersey asks about getting from Orlando International Airport to WDW sans Disney Transportation when the flight arrives after midnight. Pat also asks about using a Taxi at WDW instead of renting a car.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1375 - What If......with Chris Eliopoulos

PodcastEpisode 1375 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: Len Testa, Mike Scopa, Mike Newell & Chris Eliopoulos,

Topics:

  • Episode 1375 - What if....with Chris Eliopoulos

  • Today, we continue our "What If" discussion on Star Wars and Avatar from Episode 1372 with our friend Chris Eliopoulos who is a Lucasfilm approved artist and author.


Running Time: 28:00

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Episode 1374 - Anna & Elsa FP+ Update

PodcastEpisode 1374 is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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Show Notes

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

Topics:

  • Episode 1374 - Anna & Elsa FP+ Update

  • Today, Len provides an update to the Anna & Elsa meet and greet at The Magic Kingdom.


Running Time: 18:00

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Episode 1373 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1373 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
  • 3:08 Tom recommends some Disneyland podcasts.
  • 3:28 Eric from Delaware recommends gas stations within 10 miles of Orlando International Airport.
  • 5:02 Michael from California asks if people read old Unofficial Guides to see if the writers' predictions came true. Len discusses the making of attractions based on movies. .
  • 8:49 Karen from South Carolina asks if she must use her package tickets to activate them before upgrading to an Annual Pass. .
  • 10:32 Karen from South Carolina asks if her husband can upgrade his park hopper ticket with a water park option to a regular Annual Pass.
  • 11:15 Karen from South Carolina asks how she will obtain Magic Bands as an offsite guest.
  • 12:06 Karen from South Carolina asks how far in advance Annual Pass holders can make FastPass Plus reservations.
  • 12:21 Jason from Michigan asks about upgrading third-party tickets with a discount.
  • 13:02 Laura from California asks about linking her premium Annual Pass to a Magic Band. She also asks if she can use her Magic Band to charge in the parks if she's only staying onsite for one night.
  • 15:22 Michael from California asks if he should book two rooms at Pop Century or a suite at Art of Animation.
  • 17:36 Jane from Texas asks how much time she should allot to travel by cab to Universal Orlando. She also asks how long it will take to tour both parks if she avoids coasters and water rides.
  • 21:06 Kerry from the UK ponders the positives and negatives of owning a villa versus DVC.
  • 23:28 Sarah from the UK asks if taking a taxi from Pop Century to a supermarket would be cheaper than having Garden Grocer deliver.
  • 27:32 Jason from Alabama asks about park hopping during Marathon Weekend to attend ADRs.
  • 29:53 Jason from Alabama asks about must- do restaurants on the Platinum Package.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1372 - What If......

PodcastEpisode 1372 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 1372 - What if....?

  • Today, Len ponders, and the panel discusses, What if... Walt Disney World ditched Avatar land, and went with a full blown Star Wars land..


Running Time: 25:00

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Episode 1371 - Souvenirs!

PodcastEpisode 1371 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, Mike Scopa, Mike Newell & Len Testa

Topics:

  • Episode 1371 - Souvenirs!

  • Today, we discuss options for souvenirs throughout Walt Disney World and beyond.


Running Time: 28:00

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Episode 1370 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1370 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, & Michelle Scribner-MacLean

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • 2:24 Wenona from Oregon ponders how much third-party restaurants are reimbursed for participating in Disney's Dining Plans.
  • 5:31 Mary from Illinois asks if she should bring all of her Magic Bands on her upcoming trip.
  • 10:58 David from Massachusetts asks for good Disneyland resources. He asks if MEI/Mouse Fan Travel plans Disneyland trips.
  • 13:20 Patrick from Tennessee wonders what happens if an attraction is down during your FASTPASS Plus window.
  • 14:22 John from New York discusses what's included on the Dining Plan.
  • 16:59 Mark from Scotland asks if Disney offers WiFi such as to change FASTPASS and ADR times.
  • 20:57 Mark from Scotland asks about WDW Weather in late September/ early October.
  • 22:48 Steven from Georgia asks what restaurants limit options for Dining Plan users.
  • 26:19 Bruce from New York asks about gas charges when renting a car and convenient gas stations in the Orlando area.

Running Time: 30:00

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Episode 1369 - Previewing Michelle's trip

PodcastEpisode 1369 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 & Michelle Scribner-MacLean
Topics:

  • Episode 1369 - Previewing Michelle's Trip

  • Today, we preview our listener's trip to Walt Disney World


Running Time: 20:00

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Episode 1368 - Best value restaurants in Walt Disney World

PodcastEpisode 1368 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, Mike Scopa & AJ

Topics:

  • Episode 1368 - Best value restaurants in Walt Disney World

  • We give our picks for the best counter service and sit down restaurants for value in Walt Disney World


Running Time: 23:00

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Episode 1367 - Listener Questions

PodcastEpisode 1367 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, & Mike Newell,

Topics:

  • Listener Questions
  • 2:28 jaypenguin ponders an attraction, show, or theme park restaurant to serve as a theme for a new Disney hotel.
  • 4:14 TJ discusses a Magical Express loophole related to departure day.
  • 6:09 Mike from New York asks about synchronizing an Ohana Dinner with Wishes.
  • 9:47 Mike from Florida offers a tip that May help party members with the same name link their Tickets. He also discusses Magic Bands generally.
  • 10:57 POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERT: Dmitri from North Carolina asks if Disney will update Fantasmic to incorporate elements of "Maleficent".
  • 13:01 Kathy from Connecticut requests another New York City meetup. Mike Newell mentions an upcoming meet in Queens.
  • 14:20 Kathy from Connecticut ponders the best public non-attraction space at WDW.
  • 16:10 Alexander asks whether the Contemporary or the Beach Club is better.
  • 17:41 Scott ponders the optimal amount of days to spend at WDW.
  • 21:02 Bill from Georgia liked Sanaa and Sea World.
  • 22:14 The panel discusses restaurant quality at WDW.
  • 25:27 James from Missouri asks about the podcast's rotating intro Music.

Running Time: 30:00

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