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Episode 1475 - Fantasyland/Q&A

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa & Mike Scopa
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  • Episode 1475 - Fantasyland/Q&A

  • Today, continuing the series, the guys review everything to see and do in Fantasyland and New Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom.

Running Time: 50:30

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Episode 1474 - Frontierland/Q&A

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa & Mike Scopa
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  • Episode 1474 - Frontierland/Q&A

  • Today, continuing the series, the guys review everything to see and do in Frontierland in the Magic Kingdom.

Running Time: 50:30

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Episode 1473 - Main Street USA & Adventureland

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa & Mike Scopa
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  • Episode 1472 - Hollywood Studios/Animal Kingdom Entertainment/Q&A

  • Today, the guys review everything to see and do on Main Street USA and Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom.

Running Time: 47:30

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Episode 1472 - Hollywood Studios/Animal Kingdom Entertainment/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1472 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 & Mike Newell
Topics:


  • Episode 1472 - Hollywood Studios/Animal Kingdom Entertainment/Q&A

  • Today, concluding the series, the guys discuss the live entertainment options at Disney's Hollywood Studios and The Animal Kingdom and answer your listener questions.


  • 24:27 Bizmo from Massachusetts asks if Uber can Transport him to the theme parks.
  • 25:46 Dustin from California seeks general touring advice for his trip in early September.
  • 27:16 Alicia from Minnesota asks if discounted conference Tickets can be linked to My Disney Experience for the purpose of booking FASTPASS Plus reservations in advance.
  • 27:51 Alicia from Minnesota asks about the best days to visit Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach.
  • 28:27 Mike Scopa makes an observation about the Magic Kingdom.
  • 29:58 Vikki from the UK asks about Disney adding Transportation wait time screens to resort bus stops.
  • 30:34 Mark asks how the price of Disney's multi-day Tickets compares with the price of the Orlando Flex Ticket.
  • 32:56 Dmitri from North Carolina discusses the audio narration for Sam Gennewey's "Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks' Greatest Rivalry".
  • 34:18 Keith from New Hampshire wonders if Disney will do a 24-hour event for leap day 2016.
  • 36:04 Phil and Melissa from California ponder the best days to tour Disneyland with Tweens between December 20 and January 2.
  • 38:05 Colm from England asks the hosts to discuss bad advice they've heard about touring WDW.

Running Time: 40:30

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Episode 1471 - August 2015 Preview/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1471 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 Newell
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  • Episode 1471 - August 2015 Preview / Q and A

  • Today, we preview the month of August 2015, and answer your listener questions..


  • 20:39 Erica asks if only DVC members staying at Bay Lake Tower can access the Top of the World Lounge. Matt goes on a tangent about Disney Cruise Line. Len discusses Children at Top of the World Lounge.
  • 24:53 Christina from Ohio asks about revising her touring plan to add more time at the Soak Station in New Fantasyland.
  • 25:59 Laurie from Florida asks about Breakfast hours and Characters at Chef Mickey's. Matt talks about the transition from Breakfast to Lunch at Hollywood and Vine.
  • 28:36 Jacqueline from Maine ponders Disney sweepstakes.
  • 31:28 Jennifer from Michigan seeks good Disney material for a reading at a wedding ceremony.
  • 33:38 Ben from South Carolina asks if he can use a single Memory Maker package among multiple reservations.
  • 34:49 Jen from Canada asks about kids play areas on Castaway Cay for a 13-year-old based on The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line.
  • 36:47 Pat from Connecticut ponders father-son Activities at WDW with a guest in a wheelchair. Matt mentions Pirates League at Magic Kingdom and ESPN Club. Mike Newell considers Fishing and baseball at ESPN Wide World of Sports.

Running Time: 45:00

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Episode 1470 - Epcot Entertainment/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1470 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Hosts: Mike Scopa & Mike Newell
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  • Episode 1470 - Epcot/ Q and A

  • Today, continuing the series, the 2 Mikes spend time discussing the entertainment options at Epcot and answer your listener questions.


  • 24:38 Rachel from Pennsylvania asks about Mickey's Backyard Barbecue .
  • 25:56 Joy from North Carolina asks if Trail's End is really that good.
  • 28:20 Devon from California asks if resort online check-in is worth doing.
  • 29:36 Devon from California asks if there is a published schedule for the veterinary Activities at Animal Kingdom's Conservation Station.
  • 30:16 Bradley ponders the best second language for a Cast Member to learn. Bradley also asks about Disney internships, especially the pay level.
  • 31:46 John from New York seeks spicy food options at Disney World .
  • 34:01 Brian from Pennsylvania asks if he and his wife should go to Disneyland in September or December.
  • 36:40 Taylor ponders the optimal order to tour the Monorail Resorts and Wilderness Lodge.

Running Time: 40:30

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Episode 1469 - Off Site Activities/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1469 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa & Mike Newell
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  • Episode 1469 - Off Site Activities/ Q and A

  • Today, we discuss some different options for activities outside of Walt Disney World and we answer your listener questions.


  • 29:41 Josh from Illinois ponders ways to get his entire party into the Be Our Guest Restaurant for Lunch at the same time when the members have four different reservation times.
  • 32:17 Dave decides between staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, in either a standard room or a club level room, and the Beach Club. Dave asks where the Animal Kingdom Lodge's club-level rooms are located.
  • 33:49 Dave wonders if staying in a savanna-view room at Animal Kingdom Lodge can make up for skipping the Animal Kingdom park.
  • 34:06 John from Illinois recalls the hosts' predictions from Episode 458: Glimpse Into The Future? (2008), where the panel predicted attractions that would be removed within five years.
  • 36:07 The hosts predict attractions and restaurants that will be removed within two years .
  • 41:31 Jamie asks if the Pop Warner Events in early December will greatly increase Crowds and whether she should change her vacation dates.
  • 43:22 A Antonio enjoys MouseWorld Radio .

Running Time: 47:00

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Episode 1468 - Magic Kingdom Entertainment/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1468 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, ItsLensFault, Mike Scopa & Mike Newell
Topics:


  • Episode 1468 - Magic Kingdom Entertainment/ Q and A

  • Today, in the start of a new series, we discuss the different entertainment options at the WDW theme parks. Today, we start with The Magic Kingdom, and we answer 2 listener questions. Why? #itslensfault


  • 24:10 Matt from North Carolina ponders Crowds during the week following January Marathon Weekend.
  • 27:10 Craig seeks one onsite hotel and one offsite hotel, and asks if any hotels accommodate red-eye travelers #ItsLensFault.

Running Time: 50:30

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Episode 1467 - 2016 WDW Resort Rack Rates/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1467 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 & Mike Newell
Topics:


  • Episode 1467 - 2016 WDW Resort Rack Rates/ Q and A

  • Today, we preview the 2016 rack rates for the WDW Resorts and answer your listener questions...


  • 29:37 Matt from Colorado wonders if Transportation wait times that are posted on electronic signs at resort bus stops will be available online through an app.
  • 30:41 Diane from Illinois asks the hosts if they multitask while recording.
  • 32:34 James from Canada asks about Crowds around Labor Day.
  • 34:24 Bernie from New Jersey asks if guests can make their extra FASTPASS Plusses through the My Disney Experience app.
  • 34:41 Bernie from New Jersey asks where he can park when visiting the Boardwalk.
  • 35:58 Megan from Canada asks if WDW has better Weather in May or September.
  • 37:21 Megan from Canada decides between staying onsite at a moderate resort and staying at an offsite Vacation Home.
  • 39:27 Brian from Washington asks the hosts if they would rather make two trips in a year to Disneyland or one trip to Disney World.
  • 41:06 Brian from Washington asks the hosts if they would rather go to Disney World or Tokyo Disneyland if price was not a factor.
  • 42:30 Laura from England asks if she should plan her Florida vacation for May or September.
  • 45:32 Megan from Maryland reviews the Brown Derby and asks the hosts for menu Recommendations.

Running Time: 50:30

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Episode 1466 - July 2015 Preview/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1466 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 Newell
Topics:


  • Episode 1466 - July 2015 Preview / Q and A

  • Today, we preview the month of July 2015, and answer your listener questions..


  • 17:06 Dave from Ohio noticed a connection between "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and "Frozen".
  • 18:30 Jimmie from Texas asks about making ADRs at Cinderella's Royal Table on the Dining Plan in terms of the credit card guarantee.
  • 19:53 Matt from Colorado questions Disney's Free Dining release.
  • 23:19 Matt from California asks about Disney's Premier Pass.
  • 24:16 Stanton from California wonders if FASTPASS Plus has increased wait times and wonders which attractions dispense their FASTPASS Plusses the fastest. Stanton also asks if FASTPASS Plusses can usually be obtained by day guests.
  • 26:07 Leonard asks about applying to the Disney College Program.
  • 27:24 Alex from Kentucky asks if the selection of a "home resort" for DVC is significant. The hosts discuss the effects of guests staying on rented points.
  • 30:30 Alex from Kentucky ponders the availability of various DVC rooms. The panel discusses Saratoga Springs, including the Turf Club.
  • 32:41 Erin from Michigan asks about visiting Walt Disney World without Children in September.
  • 36:23 Shawn asks about planning a vacation that incorporates both WDW and Universal Orlando.
  • 38:15 Adam asks whether he should choose two Fort Wilderness cabins or three rooms at Port Orleans Riverside/French Quarter for his nine-person party. Adam considers the size of Fort Wilderness.

Running Time: 45:00

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