DAD Show #160 – Whirlwind Disneyland Weekend with Kevin Crossman

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This week’s DAD Show picks up right where January’s DISDads Podcast #366 left off. Kevin shares his real-world Disneyland whirlwind touring experience from the end of March, after offering a theoretical perspective in January. Even with less than two full days in the theme parks, the Crossman family enjoyed a lot of great attractions, dining, and quintessentially Disney experiences!

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

Have you taken a whirlwind weekend trip to Disneyland? How would your strategy for such a trip differ from Kevin’s? 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.

Live Show Tonight – Our Favorite WDW Bars & Lounges

13061915_10154174616329602_1474905971402389674_nReminder: We’ll be podcasting live tonight, Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Central Time on Distalk Radio. Log in to the chat using a social media account and join in the fun as Terry Hawkins, Justin West, and Tim Hicks join host Aaron Rittmaster to talk about “Our Favorite WDW Bars & Lounges.” Who knows, maybe we’ll even take some live callers via Skype who want to share their own Walt Disney World bar and lounge favorites!

We’ll also be announcing the winner of the drawing for a free copy of Tony Caselnova’s book, Disney By the Numbers.

The DISDads Podcast is now available on Google Play Music

Play_music_triangleHey Android fans! Google Play Music has finally added podcasts to its listings, and The DISDads Podcast is there for your listening pleasure. From now on, our podcasts should publish to Google Play Music simultaneously with publication to iTunes, Stitcher, and here on the website. Here’s where you can find us on Google Play Music.

It appears that Google Play Music will be listing our 100 most recent episodes. As always, you can find the complete catalog of DISDads Podcast shows here at the blog website. Google Play Music doesn’t appear to have any sort of review or even rating mechanism for podcasts at this point. But if you use Google Play Music (even if you usually listen to the podcast using some other method), I encourage you to go ahead and subscribe to the show on Google Play Music. That seems to be the only way to boost the profile of the show in this service.

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Enjoying a Rainy Day at Walt Disney World – Episode 390

Episode390Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Terry Hawkins, Joe Masters

With an average annual temperature of over 73 degrees, it’s easy to forget that with that warmth in Orlando comes rain. Orlando gets an average of 110 days of measurable precipitation per year. And while June, July, August and September get the most days of rain, even in its driest months, Orlando averages more than one day of rain per week. So the chances are very good that during your Walt Disney World vacation, you’ll encounter at least some rain. The panel talks about ways to enjoy those rainy days at Walt Disney World, beyond just getting through them.

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!

How do you handle rainy days during your WDW vacation? What did you think of the panel’s suggestions? 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.

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

And don’t forget to enter our Disney By the Numbers giveaway! You’ve got one more week to get your entries in. Tony Caselnova is giving away a copy of his book, and you can enter by tweeting us, making a Facebook comment, and/or posting to the DISDads Podcast Facebook page and telling us your favorite Disney number. (See the DAD Show #155 show post for complete rules and instructions).

Join us for a live show on Sunday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. Central Time over on DisTalk Radio! We’ll be chatting with listeners as we record the show, and even inviting listeners to participate by calling in via Skype. It should be a fun one. Terry Hawkins will be back joining me again, along with Tim Hicks and Justin West, to talk about our favorite Walt Disney World Bars & Lounges.

DISDads Podcast LIVE 7 p.m. CDT on Sunday, March 20, 2016

MarchLiveShowThe DISDads Podcast will be coming to you live over on DisTalk Radio tonight, Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. CDT / 8:00 p.m. EDT. While you can listen right here from the embedded player there in the sidebar, if you join us over at DisTalk Radio, you’ll also be able to join in the discussion via the embedded chat room. Host Aaron Rittmaster will be joined by David Juart, John Thomas, and Brett Williams for a discussion of “The Perfect Planning Process” for a Walt Disney World vacation. Hope to see you there!

Happy 5th Birthday DISDads Podcast LIVE – Episode 376

BeerthdayHost: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Don Donfris, Jay Gilbert, Terry Hawkins, Joe Masters

On tonight’s live podcast, we celebrated our fifth birthday. We released our first show on February 27, 2011. It was overly long. I had NO idea what I was doing playing host. And thank God for our editor Josh, who definitely made us sound smarter than we were. We started off the show with a bit of nostalgia, reminiscing about some of our favorite shows. Then we shifted the discussion to the present, and discussed the ticket price increases that hit both Disneyland and Walt Disney World today. Finally, we wrapped up by looking ahead, with a brief discussion of the possibilities for the next DISDads Cruise, probably coming up in 2017. Oh – and I teased a new DISDad project coming soon, thanks to the hard work of David Juart. Soon, we’ll have another show from the DISDads, as David creates the DISDads Beercast Weekly Pint, which will be should be making its debut on DisTalk Radio in the next couple of months. Thanks for listening over the last five years – we’re looking forward to bringing you at least five more!

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 favorite DISDads Podcast moments over the last five years? What would you really like to hear us talk about, that we haven’t discussed yet? 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.

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