DAD Show #109 – Norwegian Dawn to Bermuda with Darcy McKillop (Encore Presentation)

Norwegian DawnWith news yesterday of the Norwegian Dawn running aground near Bermuda after a temporary loss of power yesterday, this week we offer an encore presentation of Darcy McKillop’s trip report about his summer 2014 cruise on this same ship on the same Bermuda itinerary. (Spoiler alerts: Darcy enjoyed his cruise, and the Norwegian Dawn is safely on its way back toward Boston).

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.

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Disney Guilty Pleasures – Episode 294

GuiltyPleasuresHost: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Brett Williams and Nathan Trent

This week, the panel talks about our Disney Guilty Pleasures. It’s a bit shorter than our usual panel show. In the course of the recording, we realize that there’s really not much Disney about which a DISDad feels guilty! (But we talk through the best examples we could come up with anyway). :-)

What do you think of our Disney guilty pleasures? do you have any Disney guilty pleasures of your own? 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.

DAD Show #108 – Springtime in Disneyland with David Platt


This week’s DAD Show was originally scheduled to run last week before our little surprise for the Nicely family popped up. This time, David Platt’s Disneyland trip report gives us a bit of a contrast to Chad’s Disneyland report from (now) two weeks ago. David talks about checking out Candy Cane Inn for the first time, enjoying the Frozen Fun elements at California Adventure, and some great touring tips for when you’re staying at a Good Neighbor Hotel and so don’t have access to Extra Magic Hours. He also talks dining at Carthay Circle and Blue Bayou (with a young child) and reveals some hidden gems, including playing musical chairs with Alice and the Mad Hatter and the Running of the Goats at Big Thunder Ranch (video above).

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 David’s father-daughter Disneyland vacation? 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 DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

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Favorite Disney Moms – Episode 292

HappyMothersDayHost: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: James Cameron; Coy Cypert; Terry Hawkins

This week’s podcast is our tribute to Disney Moms (or at least Moms in Disney movies, television – even theme park attractions). Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Moms who help facilitate (or at least tolerate) the Disney obsession of DISDads like us!

What do you think of our lists? Were there any you think did not belong? Any we left out? 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.

DAD Show #107 – Something Nice for the Nicelys

11143136_816960691726177_976926259831245080_nThis week on the DAD Show, David Nicely talks about his family’s upcoming Walt Disney World trip. He shares their plans for a no-theme-parks trip … and then we discuss some additional plans, courtesy of the DISDads community!

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 the Nicely family’s vacation surprise? 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 DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

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WDW/UOR Attraction Mashups – Episode 290

ToTMummyBlendHost: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Nathan Trent, David Juart, Don Donfris

This week’s panel show is a bit on the short and silly side, as the guys mash together attractions found at Walt Disney World with attractions at Universal Orlando Resort. We all admitted to getting “assistance” in the mashing from our families.

Which of our mashups were your favorites? Do you have WDW/UOR mashup ideas that we missed? 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.