Dream Theme Park, Part 2 – Episode 280

DISDadsCircle1400x1400Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Rowdy Rohde’s Raucous Rogues: Kevin Crossman, Terry Hawkins, Brad Coates
The Quintessentials: Ryan Treichler, Coy Cypert, Jason Mitts
Team Bacon: David Juart, John Griffis, James Cameron

The conclusion of the DISDads Dream Theme Park draft took place live on Sunday, March 29, 2015! The panelists, divided into three teams, finished their draft, and then pitched their park to the listening audience. Barry Percival of Disney Podcast Survivor shared his opinion of the Dream Theme Parks, and a poll will be posted on Monday, so that you have the opportunity to offer your own rating and critique.

What do you think of the dream theme parks the teams drafted? What would you have done differently? Tell us about it! Email us at podcast@DisDads.com; tweet us at DisDadsPodcast on Twitter; join in the online discussion of the podcasts on our DISDads Discussion Boards; and check out our DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

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DISDads Dream Theme Park – Part 2 LIVE!

DISDadsCircle1400x1400Join us LIVE this Sunday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. CDT on DISDads Radio as Rowdy Rohde’s Raucous Rogues; The Quintessentials; and Team Bacon finish drafting their DISDads Dream Theme Park. The teams will then “pitch” their parks, and listeners will get the opportunity to vote for their favorite.

We’ll be joined by special guest Barry Percival, @DisneyPodsr on Twitter, of Disney Podcast Survivor. Barry will get first crack at critiquing the Dream Theme Parks, and then we’ll open the Skype-lines for your comments.

Here’s a downloadable spreadsheet with the current status of the draft, if you want to play along at home.

DAD Show #101 – Norwegian Jewel Western Caribbean Cruise with Brad Coates

NCLJewelOn this week’s DAD show, we take a look at a cruise on one of the competitors to the Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line. Brad Coates talks about his family’s Fall cruise on the recently renovated Norwegian Jewel cruise ship, sailing out of Houston, Texas. We get detailed reviews of the various restaurant choices, on board entertainment options, stateroom, and Western Caribbean ports. Brad offers some helpful and interesting comparisons between NCL and DCL.

The DAD Show is your humpday DISDads vacation fix. Our intro and outro music was created and performed by Mitch Furman.

The DAD Show is sponsored by Kingdom Strollers, Orlando’s Premium Stroller and Crib Rental source.

Do you have any questions or comments about Brad’s family’s cruise? Have a vacation story you’d like to share with us? Email us at podcast@DisDads.com; tweet us at DisDadsPodcast on Twitter; and join in the online discussion of the podcasts on our DISDads Discussion Boards; and check out our new DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

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Dream Theme Park, Part 1 – Episode 278

DISDadsCircle1400x1400Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Rowdy Rohde’s Raucous Rogues: Kevin Crossman, Terry Hawkins, Brad Coates
The Quintessentials: Ryan Treichler, Coy Cypert, Jason Mitts
Team Bacon: David Juart, John Griffis, James Cameron

Welcome to the opening round of the DISDads Dream Theme Park draft! The panelists, divided into three teams, began drafting elements from all of the Disney-owned theme parks (Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disneyland Paris, and Walt Disney Studios Park). Each team is attempting to develop it’s own well-themed resort, including attractions, shows, dining and hotels. Each team’s effort is required to fill all of the following requirements:

  • 2 Dark Ride Attractions
  • 2 Thrill Ride Attractions
  • 2 “Children’s” Attractions (No or very low height requirement and attractive to young children)
  • 2 Shows
  • 1 Quick Service Restaurants
  • 1 Table Service Restaurants
  • 1 Snack Cart/Stand
  • 1 Nighttime Entertainment
  • 1 Park Icon/Weenie
  • 3 Hotels – 1 Deluxe, 1 Moderate, 1 Value
  • 2 Wildcards (these can be anything)

The teams will be concluding their drafts during next week’s LIVE podcast, scheduled for Sunday, March 29 at 8 p.m. Central/9 p.m. Eastern over on DISDads Radio. After the draft is finished, each team will get the opportunity to “pitch” it’s park, and then we’ll ask the listeners to score their efforts. May the best men win!

What do you think of their drafts so far? Tell us about it! Email us at podcast@DisDads.com; tweet us at DisDadsPodcast on Twitter; join in the online discussion of the podcasts on our DISDads Discussion Boards; and check out our DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

If you enjoyed the podcast, please leave us a review on iTunes.

DAD Show #100 – Western Caribbean Magic with James Cameron

DolphinDiscoveryCozumel2For our 100th DAD Show, we bring back multi-time offender James Cameron, this time talking about his families February Western Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic out of Port Canaveral. James compares the experience with his prior DCL cruises on the Disney Dream and Wonder. We talk about DCL dining and cruise activities for the whole family. And we get some great information on the Western Caribbean ports on this itinerary, including Grand Cayman, Cozumel, and Castaway Cay.

The DAD Show is your humpday Disney vacation fix. Our intro and outro music was created and performed by Mitch Furman.

The DAD Show is sponsored by Kingdom Strollers, Orlando’s Premium Stroller and Crib Rental source.

Do you have any questions or comments about James’ family’s cruise? Have a vacation story you’d like to share with us? Email us at podcast@DisDads.com; tweet us at DisDadsPodcast on Twitter; and join in the online discussion of the podcasts on our DISDads Discussion Boards; and check out our new DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

If you enjoyed the podcast, we’d really appreciate it if you took a moment to leave us a review on iTunes.

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Beercast 5 – Episode 276

10941119_10204730780321882_4020650465343067884_nHost: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: David Juart; Richard Grady; Justin West

We’ve subtitled this edition of the DISDads Beercast, “We’ll have what Paul’s having” – referring, of course, to our most active community member in the Isles, Paul Lawson. For this Beercast, we sampled some of the standbys from the beer menu at Rose & Crown, at the UK Pavilion in Epcot. We started with Harp Lager, Bass Ale, and Guinness Stout. Popular and accessible, you’ll find them readily available locally if you’d like to drink along with us. We also tried pouring a proper Black and Tan and Half and Half (check out the video below for help with those).

Whatever your choice, grab a pint, maybe some bangers and mash or fish and chips, and pull up a stool to join in with our discussion of UK beers.

Cheers!

(And a special shout out to UK listener Gene, who serendipitously Emailed us about how much he’s been enjoying the show the same week that we recorded this episode).

What do you like to order when you’re a the Rose & Crown in Epcot? Tell us about it! Email us at podcast@DisDads.com; tweet us at DisDadsPodcast on Twitter; join in the online discussion of the podcasts on our DISDads Discussion Boards; and check out our DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

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