The DAD Show #87 – WDW and More with Ryan & Noah Treichler

On this week’s DAD Show, DISDad Ryan Treichler is joined by DISKid Noah, just hours after their return from a vacation that included a variety of Central Florida attractions and new experiences. They tried out a couple of new offsite resorts, the Hilton Bonnet Creek and B Resort in Downtown Disney, in addition to trying out Old Key West, a new (to them) DVC resort. Picking up where last year’s Fall trip report left off, Ryan’s vacation planning was once again inspired by other DISDads Podcast episodes. On the way to Walt Disney World, and before heading back home from WDW, the Treichler family checked out some of the experiences discussed on last month’s Other Side of Orlando show (Episode 242). And if that wasn’t enough, Ryan surprised Noah by reaching all the way back to Episode 17’s discussion of WDW Tours and scheduling a DiveQuest Tour in the Living Seas at Epcot. Throughout the episode, Noah offers his unique tween perspective on a trip full of new experiences.

The DAD Show is your humpday 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 Treichler’s trip? Want to share your vacation story 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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Favorite WDW Live Shows LIVE – Episode 250

VillainsMixMingleHost: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Darcy McKillop, David Juart, Don Donfris

December’s live show was a bit early, to avoid the holidays. We started with a review of some DISDads.com news:
1. The pre-order deadline for Dri-Fit Polo shirts has been extended to December 31, 2014. Get your orders in by the end of the year. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to get them into people’s hands in time for DISDads Convention 3 over Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World (January 8-12, 2014). But I know we have people with early 2015 trips hoping to have new shirts for their trips, so please get those orders in.
2. There’s still time to join in the fun on the DISDads Dream Cruise, June 22-26, 2015 on the Disney Dream, sailing out of Port Canaveral.
3. Speaking of the DISDads Convention, we’re introducing a new event at DDC this year. We’re going to meet up on Saturday, January 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. EST at the bar at The Wave at the Contemporary Resort. That will be the starting point for a monorail bar crawl that will take us to Tambu Lounge at the Polynesian Village Resort, Mizner’s Lounge at the Grand Floridian, and then back to the Top of the World Lounge at Bay Lake Tower. We’ll be doing some audio recording during the crawl, which I’m hoping to be able to put together into a “Beer & Boozecast” for later release. Please RSVP on the podcast’s Facebook event page if you’re going to join us, so we know to expect you.

Following the preliminaries, we had a great conversation about our favorite live shows at Walt Disney World. The discussion included all four theme parks, various resorts, and even Downtown Disney (when, exactly, are we supposed to start calling it Disney Springs?).

Thanks to Adam Dale for the great work he did getting the DISDads Radio server up and running again. And thanks to Mitch Furman for our live show intro music.

What are you favorite live shows at Walt Disney World? What did we get wrong about our lists? 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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The DAD Show #86 – Dodging Dole Whip Disaster at Aulani with Alan Fuller

10805604_10205299882203378_4841258387813951255_nThis week on the DAD Show, Alan Fuller talks about his couples trip to Disney’s Aulani Resort at Ko Olina in Hawaii. We chat about handling the high cost of flights to Hawaii and other Hawaii vacation budgeting issues, as well as details about the trip itself. Alan tells us about his favorite foods and restaurants at Aulani, as well as a couple of great local restaurant finds (and lets us in on how he managed to avoid a Dole Whip Disaster, when the only Dole Whip machine at Aulani was out for repairs). And because this was Alan’s second visit to Aulani, we also get a first hand account of the development of Disney’s newest destination resort over it’s first three years.

The DAD Show is your humpday 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 Alan’s trip? Want to share your vacation story 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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Disney Movie Previews 2015, Part 1 – Episode 248

WaltDisneyStudiiosHost: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Eric Anderson, Richard Grady, Kevin Crossman

Episode 248 is Part 1 of our annual preview of upcoming Walt Disney Studios movie releases for the coming year. This episode focuses on films scheduled for release from January through May of 2015. Just one day after this episode was recorded, Disney released new trailers for Cinderella and the Lucasfilm animation project Strange Magic. Later-recorded comments about the new Cinderella trailer and Strange Magic were edited into this episode (which include comments from Kevin Crossman, who was unable to join us for the recording of the rest of Part 1).

The films discussed in this episode, and their scheduled release dates, are:

January 23, 2015 – Strange Magic

February 20, 2015 – McFarland, USA

(And the USAToday article mentioned during our discussion)

March 13, 2015 – Cinderella

April 17, 2015 – Monkey Kingdom

May 1, 2015 – Avengers: Age of Ultron

May 22, 2015 – Tomorrowland

(And some interesting notes about Tomorrowland from New York Comic-Con)

What do you think of Disney’s movie slate for the first half of 2015? What are you most looking forward to seeing? 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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The DAD Show #85 – Disneyland Extended with Joshua Shusterman

1559464_10154629752565147_2844510050744754181_oThis week’s DAD Show features Joshua Shusterman, discussing his family’s Disneyland vacation – complete with a surprise extension of their trip. We talk Paradise Pier Hotel, Marvel character meet and greets, Disneyland and California Adventure attractions (and their Walt Disney World counterparts), planning for Disneyland vs. Walt Disney World, and more.

The DAD Show is your humpday 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 Joshua’s trip? Want to share your vacation story 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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Beercast 3 – Episode 246

StBernardusAbt12Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Don Donfris, David Juart, Justin West

For Beercast 3, DISDads Beermeister David Juart selected beers featuring contrasting styles and flavor profiles. The first beer we tasted was Anchor Steam, which can be found at Walt Disney World at Captain’s Grille, Narcoosee’s and AMC Dine-In Theaters for sure, and often shows up at other locations as well. Next up was Left Hand Milk Stout, which features surprisingly broad availability at Walt Disney World, including: Beach Pool Bar (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa); Cape May Café (Disney’s Beach Club Resort); Captain’s Grille (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort); Citricos (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa); Crew’s Cup Lounge (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort); ESPN Club (Disney’s Boardwalk); Everything Pop (Disney’s Pop Century Resort); Narcoossee’s (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa); St. Johns Pool Bar (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa); Territory Lounge (Disney’s Wilderness Lodge); The Wave …of American Flavors (Disney’s Contemporary Resort); Top of the World Lounge (Disney’s Contemporary Resort); Whispering Canyon Café (Disney’s Wilderness Lodge); and Yachtman Steakhouse (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort). And we finished the evening with St. Bernardus Abt 12, currently found at Walt Disney World at Artist’s Palette (Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa); Belle Vue Lounge (Disney’s Boardwalk); Captain’s Grille (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort); Citricos (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa); Crew’s Cup Lounge (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort); Flying Fish Café (Disney’s Boardwalk); Narcoossee’s (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa); Territory Lounge (Disney’s Wilderness Lodge); Top of the World Lounge (Disney’s Contemporary Resort); Whispering Canyon Café (Disney’s Wilderness Lodge); Yachtman Steakhouse (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort).

What did you think of these beers? Which was your favorite? Is there a beer you would like us to consider for Beercast 4 (coming in January)? 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.

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