Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Episode #127: Top 10 things to do when you arrive at the park

On today's podcast, Gary Miceli is back to cohost with me as we go through the Top 10 things you should do when you arrive at the parks. Maybe you are a new visitor, or haven't visited in a long time. We give you some tips to make things flow a little bit easier, and hopefully help you to relax and enjoy your vacation. If you are interested, you can find Gary on Facebook.
Now each of us has about five things to share, and while this list is by no means comprehensive, it does give a flavor for the types of things you should do, and what we recommend doing first. If you're a newbie to the park, hopefully there's some info you can use. And if you're a seasoned pro, hopefully we'll give you a couple of ideas to try in the future. And if you want to debate a few of them, please post a comment!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Episode #126 - Hall of Presidents Clinton version

Today's podcast is the audio of the show that was re-written in 1993 to slightly revise the historical nature of our nation's history.

And some might say its more than "slightly" because it talks about a more politically correct late 20th century version of history than maybe Walt would have liked. But it still has a certain sentiment that makes it special and unique.

It features poet Maya Angelou as the narrator. And for the first time, you hear a president speak in his own voice.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Episode #125 - Hall of Presidents 1990s changes

The presidential inauguration is coming up soon, so I wanted to continue to look at the Hall of Presidents. Previously, I played the audio from the current show (check out podcast 74). And then on episode 116, I delved the history of the show. On episode 117, I played the original audio from the show (as it was heard from 1971-1993).

Welcome to "part 2" of the Hall of Presidents retrospective. Today, I take you through the show, and explain the script and its relevance...and how it changed/evolved over time. There are some interesting side notes in here, and I include a clip from Lou Mongello's WDW Radio show. You should visit his show for more.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Episode #124 - Dave has some thoughts about some of the changes that are coming....

Today's podcast is somewhat of a rant. I have some thoughts about FastPass+ and MyMagic, and the potential for Disney to differentiate service, though not necessarily in a good way.

 I am curious what you think, so please send me an email, or post a response on blogger, twitter, or Facebook.

And for the record, I was trying really hard to not be overly critical, but I felt the need to say *something* because I see a trend that's emerging, and it bothers me...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Episode #123 - Dave answers your Disney questions

Dave is back to answer your Disney questions! You can send me your questions by email at, or on twitter, facebook, or as a comment on the blog.

This round of questions include: What to do at Disney World with a soon-to-be graduating teen, minigolf at Disney, seeing the Hoop De Doo musical (and getting there), FastPass+ and its impact on a trip, and saving money at Disney

Can we walk from the Fantasia courses to Flying Fish? Yes!  See the map:

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 Is there a map of the entire Disney property available?  Yes!  There's a transportation map below, and a link to google maps

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