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Adventurtorium – An UP-inspired Musical Experience

DJ Joe Pardo has created an incredible musical re-telling of the story of the Pixar film UP. Utilizing two turntables, film soundtracks, iconic Disney music, a mixer and computer audio software, Joe has created a transformative and unique listening experience called Adventurtorium.

We’re going to be featuring an interview with Joe on this Wednesday’s DAD Show podcast, and we’ll have a couple of special events next week, leading up to the launch of Adventurtorium. On Saturday, starting at 8 a.m., we’ll begin playing Adventurtorium for 24 hours straight on DISDads Radio. We’ll also be auctioning off some beautiful limited-edition prints of artwork commissioned to go with Adventurtorium, to benefit Give Kids the World.

Joe has produced this pre-release trailer for his project – enjoy!

Sunday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. CDT – DISDads Podcast LIVE

Jon at AkershusHelp me celebrate my birthday by joining us LIVE at 7:00 p.m. CDT on DISDads Radio for DISDads Podcast #177 – Disney Celebrations. The panel will be talking about celebrations at Disney Parks & Resorts and aboard the Disney Cruise Line.

We’ll also be taking your calls – if you’d like to talk to us live, please send a Skype contact request to AJRitz.

Welcome to the DISDads Radio Network

radiotransmissionWe’re running about a day behind, but thanks to the heroic efforts of Adam Dale, the DISDads Radio Network is now LIVE. In addition to old episodes of the DISDads Podcast, we’re welcoming three new podcasting partners to the mix – Enchanted Tiki Talk Podcast, The Disney Film Project Podcast, and the podcast. Please join me in welcoming our new partners to the DISDads community!

Just point your browser to or use the player widget here in the right-hand column of the blog to listen. The streams at should also play on most mobile devices. We hope you enjoy the DISDads Radio Network. We plan on continuing to add new kinds of content as time goes on, including more DISDad-produced content and more live content. Let us know what kinds of audio content you’d like to hear, and we’ll see what we can do!

The DAD Show #50 – Chatting with the Enchanted Tiki Talk Podcast

1782267_605932156142338_1984785805_oWelcome back to the DISDads Podcast Midweek Destinations And Diversions Show. The DAD Show is your humpday vacation fix. Our intro and outro music was created and performed by Mitch Furman.

Episode 50 is the first DAD Show to be more about Diversions than Destinations. In this episode, I talk with Sean, Alan, and Keith from the Enchanted Tiki Talk Podcast. They talk about how their show came to be and how they put it together, as we prepare to welcome them to DISDads Radio as one of our charter podcast partners. Episodes of Enchanted Tiki Talk Podcast, both new shows and shows from their back catalog, will begin running in rotation on DISDads Radio starting March 15, 2014.

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 Enchanted Tiki Talk Podcast? Want to volunteer to share your vacation story with us for a future DAD Show episode? Email us at; 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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Our Podcasts are also available on Stitcher Smart Radio.

Friday Five: Random References & Reflections



Lots of news to share, so the Friday Five is back!

1. Today the Disney Parks Blog announced that they’ll again be kicking off the summer travel season with a 24-hour Disney Parks event. From Friday, May 23, 2014 at 6 a.m. until Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 6 a.m. (local time) guests are invited to “Rock Your Disney Side” at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World and at both Disneyland and California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort. Guests are being encouraged to dress up as their favorite Disney hero or villain, and the “140 Character” announcement of the event on Twitter suggests we’ll see lots of meet and greet opportunities – sort of a blending of the Friday the 13th Villains event at Hollywood Studios this past year and the 24-hour Disney Day. Are you making plans for Memorial Day weekend at a Disney park?

2. We have an official start date for the new Festival of Fantasy daytime parade in the Magic Kingdom. The parade will make its official debut on Sunday, March 9 – and the photos and videos that have been released so far look amazing. Clearly, Disney is expecting the parade to be popular, as we’re already seeing reports that reserved viewing areas for Festival of Fantasy are available via Fastpass+ for at least some dates. Do you usually make time to watch Disney afternoon parades? Will you make a special effort to see this new parade?

3. With remarkably little fanfare or plans leaked out in advance, Walt Disney World announced a major reconfiguration of the Hub area at the Magic Kingdom. In a move intended to help ease congestion problems, particularly around parade and fireworks times, the Hub is being remodeled in a manner similar to that used for Tokyo Disneyland. Mock-ups show that new pathways will allow guests to move to the front of the park without going down Main Street, including a path that leads all the way to the park exit without rejoining Main Street. The new pathways will also provide new viewing areas for castle shows and fireworks, in particular. In my opinion, this reconfiguration is overdue, and will make both the Hub and Main Street areas much more pleasant experiences at the end of a day in the Magic Kingdom. The Parks Blog posted a flyover animation of the reconfiguration – what do you think of it?

4. There’s still time to pre-register for the DISDads Dream Cruise 2015! As we await Disney Cruise Line’s release of itineraries for the second half of 2015, we are still planning on setting sail on Father’s Day – June 21, 2015. Pre-registration allows our travel partner, Fairytale Journeys, to ensure that you get booked at the best pricing possible for this cruise. We have eight families pre-registered so far, and have had inquiries from several more. The latest rumors I’ve heard suggest that we should get an itinerary release sometime around March 15, 2014, which is just a couple of weeks away. You can still sail with us, even if you don’t pre-register. But DCL pricing is almost always cheaper the closer to the itinerary release date that you get booked.

5. We are pleased to announce that DISDads Radio will be moving out of beta testing mode on March 15, 2014. And when we go live, we’ll have three excellent podcast partners streaming podcasts with us. The Enchanted Tiki Talk Podcast is a newer show that is off to a great start, and fits right in with the DISDads perspective on Disney. The podcast just recently posted their 101st episode, and is hosted by a pair of Disney Dads, Bob Coller and Tim Scott. I’ve been proud to call myself Loopy for months now! And finally, a podcast that I’ve been encouraging DISDads to listen to since way back on Episode 2 of the DISDads Podcast, The Disney Film Project Podcast, will be streaming its extensive back catalog as well as new shows on DISDads Radio.

What do you think about all of this Disney and news? Let us know in the comments below!

LIVE – The Best (and Worst) of Disney Parks and DCL 2013: Episode 167

DISDadsCircle1400x1400The DISDads Podcast is sponsored by Fairytale Journeys, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.

Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Adam Dale & Brad Coates

Episode 167 was recorded live. In addition to the scheduled topic of the Best (and Worst) of Disney Parks and Disney Cruise line, we talked about the surprise Walt Disney World ticket price increases. We also introduced our new DISDads Radio broadcast partners (we’re planning to launch the broadcast of their shows at next month).

Do you have any Best (or Worst) moments to add? Tell us about them – Email us at; 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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DISDads Podcast is also available on Stitcher Smart Radio.

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