My Disneyland, Thrills & Classics, Round 1 – Episode 410

Episode410Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Kevin Crossman, Brad Coates, David Platt

This week we kicked off our traditional summer tournament with a Sunday night live podcast over on DisTalkRadio.com. Kevin Crossman put together a terrific bracket for us so that we could give Disneyland the “My Disneyland” treatment, like we did for Walt Disney World a few years ago. The panel took on the first eight match-ups of the tournament. Seven resulted in clear victories, but we have one tie that will need to be resolved before round 2 for this grouping. Watch for a poll to be posted tomorrow so that you can help pick the winner!

The DISDads Podcast is sponsored by Mouse Master Travel. Let a Mouse Master take care of the details of your next Disney Destination vacation, so you can focus on fun!

What did you think of the panel’s deliberations and decisions? Which ones did they get wrong? 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, we’d really appreciate it if you took a moment to leave us a review on iTunes (If you didn’t enjoy the show, feel free to ignore that last link).

Our outro music is “Whiskey on the Mississippi” by Kevin MacLeod
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

DAD Show #166 – Disneyland & Hollywood Wizarding World with the Lewis Family

Lewis Family Southern California Trip Report
On this week’s DAD Show, the Lewis Family talks about their whirlwind visit to Southern California theme parks. With just two days to spend in theme parks, they managed to enjoy highlights of Disneyland, California Adventure, and Universal Hollywood. And in a stroke of excellent luck, they also enjoyed a technical rehearsal of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Hollywood.

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

Do the improvements at Universal Hollywood have you thinking about extending a Disneyland trip to include Universal? If you only had one day to spend at Disneyland Resort, what would be your priorities? Have a trip report you’d like to share? We’d love to hear about it! 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 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 (If you didn’t enjoy the show, feel free to ignore that last link).

Thank you to Mitch Furman for our intro and outro music.

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DISDads Podcast Summer Tournament 2016: My Disneyland

My Disneyland Full BracketIt’s the first day of Summer – the perfect day to officially get this year’s DISDads Podcast Tournament under way. This year, Disneyland is finally getting its long over due turn at the “My Theme Park” treatment. Kevin Crossman stepped up to put together this year’s bracket. You’ll notice that these brackets are paired rather than seeded – they’re designed to introduce more challenging decisions earlier in the tournament, and also to distribute potential winners throughout the bracket. We’ll kick off the tournament at 8:00 p.m. Central Time this coming Sunday, June 26, 2016 over at DISTalk Radio, with a live podcast of the first quarter of the first round of the tournament – eight match-ups in all.

And here’s your chance to influence the outcome. As with previous tournaments, the three panelists will vote on a winner. As host, I will only vote to make (or, in the unlikely event that a panelists doesn’t cast a vote, to break) a tie. Results of the polls below will be used to influence the panel, but any ties will be broken by the listeners in the chatroom live.

My Disneyland: Thrills & Classics - Round 1 (Matchup 1)

  • Pirates of the Caribbean (100%, 25 Votes)
  • Main Street Vehicles (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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My Disneyland: Thrills & Classics - Round 1 (Matchup 2)

  • Disneyland Monorail (80%, 20 Votes)
  • Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (20%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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My Disneyland: Thrills & Classics - Round 1 (Matchup 3)

  • Jungle Cruise (68%, 17 Votes)
  • Enchanted Tiki Room (32%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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My Disneyland: Thrills & Classics - Round 1 (Matchup 4)

  • Haunted Mansion (92%, 23 Votes)
  • Astro Obiter (8%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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My Disneyland: Thrills & Classics - Round 1 (Matchup 5)

  • Space Mountain (52%, 13 Votes)
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds (48%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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My Disneyland: Thrills & Classics - Round 1 (Matchup 6)

  • Star Tours - The Adventures Continue (64%, 16 Votes)
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters (36%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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My Disneyland: Thrills & Classics - Round 1 (Matchup 7)

  • Splash Mountain (52%, 13 Votes)
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (48%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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My Disneyland: Thrills & Classics - Round 1 (Matchup 8)

  • Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye (88%, 21 Votes)
  • Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin (13%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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Our Walt Disney World Traditions – Episode 408

Episode 408 - Out Walt Disney World Traditions
Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Kevin Bentley, Don Donfris, John Niedzwicki

Happy Father’s Day! This week, the panel shares our family traditions related to our Walt Disney World vacations. From special meals to specific rides, odd times for ice cream to pre-vacation rituals – we all have our favorites.

The DISDads Podcast is sponsored by Mouse Master Travel. Let a Mouse Master take care of the details of your next Disney Destination vacation, so you can focus on fun!

What are some of your family’s Walt Disney World traditions? Tell us about them! 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, we’d really appreciate it if you took a moment to leave us a review on iTunes (If you didn’t enjoy the show, feel free to ignore that last link).

Our outro music is “Whiskey on the Mississippi” by Kevin MacLeod
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Please join us LIVE over on DISTalk Radio next Sunday, June 26 at 8:00 p.m. Central Time as we kick-off this summer’s “My Disneyland” tournament. We’ve got a great bracket, prepared by Kevin Crossman, and it should make for some interesting discussion. We might even need your help to break some ties! The first quarter of the bracket will be posted on Monday, along with a poll to give you a chance to predict first-round winners.

DAD Show #165 – Universal Orlando and #6Parks1Day with Aaron & Terry

DADShow165This week’s DAD Show is a continuation of last week’s show, focusing on the second half of mine and Terry’s Orlando trip. We talk about our experiences at Universal Orlando Resort, Portofino Bay Resort, CityWalk, the Universal theme parks, and my trip-closing #6Parks1Day adventure.

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

Have you combined a visit to Universal Orlando with a Walt Disney World vacation? What id you like about visiting both on the same trip? Any regrets? Have a trip report you’d like to share? We’d love to hear about it! 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 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 (If you didn’t enjoy the show, feel free to ignore that last link).

Thank you to Mitch Furman for our intro and outro music.