Thursday, October 27, 2011

DDV #73 - Q&A with Dave

Dave is back to answer your Disney questions. This week the questions range from how to retrieve photopass photos after "expriation"?, to what to do with an extra day - maybe Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party?, and whether Disney's Visa card is worthwhile? Also: how will someone with special needs be accomodated? And there's a fairly lengthy answer to a question obout Disney's future plans for the monorail. Keep the questions coming!

With regard to the monorail question, its "complicated" and I went through many sources to try and get a satisfactory answer - but I don't think there is one...for now!

For special needs questions, here are a couple of resources:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

DDV #72 - A look at some of the stories of the Haunted Mansion

Because we are getting close to Halloween, I wanted to talk about one of my favorite attractions in the Magic Kingdom: the Haunted Mansion. Joining me on this podcast is Kristi Petersen Schoonover who has her own blog which delves into the infamous Mansion and the stories behind the story, and more.

Its a fun look at something that is appropriate for this time of year.

Along the way, we discuss a site called in which that Dave shows pictures of items in the Haunted Mansion.

You can find her book at Amazon.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

DDV #71 - Hidden Mickeys

This show is all about Hidden Mickeys! What are they? How did they get there? What's the history behind them? How can I find them?

Essentially, they are images of the famous mouse "hidden in plain sight" by imagineers.

Its a fun look at something else you can do at the Disney theme parks.

But that's not all!

I also created an iPhone app to store and share Hidden Mickeys in a community environment. You can play around with it - or if you don't have an iphone (or have photos you want to share that aren't on your phone) you can visit the community site at

Friday, October 7, 2011

DDV #70 - News for October 2011

Its time for another round of Disney news. This week, I look a little outside of Walt Disney World, and talk about Aulani and the Disney Cruise Line, before returning "home."

I've got some info about Avatar, some new in-park experiences, the Verizon app, and Cirque du Soleil.

I've also got a clip of Roy's dedication speech from 40 years ago.