Our Munch Madness Walt Disney World table service dining tournament podcast series launches with a LIVE podcast this Saturday, June 22, 2013 starting at 6:00 p.m. Central Time. Here’s your chance to try and influence the panel that will be voting on the show. You can vote for one in each pairing below. The criteria that panel members will be encouraged to apply to their selections are: menu, food quality, service quality, atmosphere, value, and overall dining experience.
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Thanks to everyone who joined us live for this podcast. If you haven’t downloaded one of our live shows before, just a reminder that it’s posted unedited – so you’ll hear exactly what the folks online live did.
Thanks to our DISDads Password players – Team Bacon: Paul Lawson and Will Gregory; and Team Dole Whip: Adam Dale and Jason Mitts. (You’ll have to listen to hear who wins). Thanks to all of the DISDads who joined me on Skype – Nathan Trent, Joe Masters, and Mark Pratt. Apologies if I let anyone out (but hey, at least I didn’t misidentify Don, Tim, or Barry this time, so that’s an improvement)!
Thanks to Joshua Haas for our intro music and Mitch Furman for our closing music. And, as always, thanks to our podcast sponsor Fairytale Journeys, an Authorized Disney Travel Planner.
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We’ll be coming to you live this Saturday on Mixlr, beginning at 8 p.m. CDT / 9 p.m. EDT.
You can listen without registering for a Mixlr account, but a free Mixlr account allows you to participate in the Mixlr chat during the podcast. We’ll be taking some live calls during the show via Skype. (If you call in via Skype, PLEASE close out of Mixlr while you’re on Skype, so that we don’t broadcast a feedback loop).
Saturday was a big day for the Convention. Not only did we have a great day full of meets at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but we also had a LIVE DISDads Podcast recording on the schedule for that night. And at least three separate groups of guys had booked ‘Ohana ADRs within about a half-hour period. Several of us gathered a little early for a drink at the Tambu Lounge at around 5:30 p.m.
My family joined Barry’s family for dinner. We had a great table, with a nice view of ‘Ohana’s open kitchen. As always, the food was fantastic. I did notice the new passion fruit vinaigrette had replaced the honey-lime dressing. The passion fruit vinaigrette just doesn’t have a strong enough flavor to stand up to the rest of the ‘Ohana meal. But really, the salad and stir fry is just a speed bump in the meal. The chicken wings and dumplings were certainly worth a taste. But the REAL meal starts with the skewers. Sometimes, the meat skewers at ‘Ohana can get a bit dry and/or overcooked. But on that night, everything was excellent – chicken, sirloin, pork I really enjoyed them all. And then, well, then there were the shrimp.
I’m participating in friend-of-the-DISDads DragynAlly’s April Blogger challenge. She has provided a list of topics to help encourage bloggers to post more regularly. The first of her suggested topics has encouraged me to dust-off the 10 Questions that we started asking of various DISDads way back in DISDads Podcast Episode 2. I never answered those questions myself on the podcast, so I’m going to take the hot seat here.
1. Where do you live and what do you do for a living?
I live in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. By vocation I’m a trial attorney with the United States Department of Labor. But by avocation I’m a Disney specialist travel planner with Fairytale Journeys.
2. Describe your family.
I’ve been married to my wife, Miriam, for almost 15 years. We have a 10-year-old daughter, Mikaela; and a 6-year-old son, Jonathan.
3. What is your favorite “off-the-beaten-path” location at WDW?
Upstairs at Columbia Harbor House in the Magic Kingdom, at the table with the window that overlooks Haunted Mansion.
4. What is your LEAST favorite place at Walt Disney World?
My kids would probably kill me for this answer, but I have to say the Tomorrowland Speedway. The queue is slow-moving and hot. It reeks of burning rubber and petroleum fumes. Riding the attraction means squeezing myself into the car and being jerked around worse than any roller coaster at Walt Disney World. I’d honestly rather see the Tomorrowland Speedway ripped out and replaced (with just about anything) than see Stitch’s Great Escape get redone.
5. Who is your favorite animated Disney character?
I love Louis, from Meet the Robinson’s.
Looks like we recorded that podcast episode just a couple of weeks too soon. runDisney has announced a couple of new things for Marathon Weekend 2014. They’ve added a 10K race to the 5K, Half Marathon, and Marathon. AND they’re adding an official Dopey combo race medal for anyone crazy enough to complete the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Marathon all in the same weekend!
Here’s the official video announcement of the Dopey