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DAD Show #112 – Aparicios Return to Orlando

On this week’s DAD Show, Oscar Aparicio and his daughter Lexi look back at a couple of short visits to Universal Orlando theme parks, and forward to their impending Walt Disney World vacation. These are their first visits back to the parks since moving away from Orlando about a year ago. They talk about Lexi’s triumphant choir trip to Universal for a competition; some of the differences in their approaches to the parks, due to their proximity to them; and more! (Note: Any listeners who know Oscar know that recording a show with him that could be classified as “CLEAN” was a challenge. I hope the editing captures him accurately without detracting from your enjoyment of his report).

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 Aparicio Family’s report? 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.

If you enjoyed the podcast, we’d really appreciate it if you took a moment to leave us a review on iTunes.

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DAD Show #111 – A Nicely Orlando Vacation

On this week’s DAD Show, I talk with David — and the six Nicely kids — about the Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando vacation (previewed during the surprise live trip preview a few weeks ago). We talk long-distance driving, Saratoga Springs, Animal Kingdom Lodge and touring theme parks at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando with a touring party of six children and two adults. The kids share a couple of their favorite things about the trip and David reflects on memories made with the assistance of his friends and the kids’ “DISDad Uncles” around the world.

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 our June vacations? 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.

If you enjoyed the podcast, we’d really appreciate it if you took a moment to leave us a review on iTunes.

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LIVE Show Sun., May 31 8pm CDT at http://radio.disdads.com/

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Join us tomorrow, Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Central Time as I talk with Ryan Treichler, Kevin Bentley, and Eric Anderson about Cruising to the Bahamas with Disney Cruise Line.

We’ll be broadcasting LIVE on DISDads Radio. There’s a convenient chat right there on the same page, and we’ll even take some listener calls via Skype. Hope to see you there!

Help us pick a winner – whose Dream Theme Park was the best?

Cast your vote and comment here – each person who leaves a substantive comment will be entered in a drawing to win a Disney movie prize package from the DISDads prize vault!*

Whose DISDads Dream Theme Park is your favorite?

  • The Quintessentials (54%, 36 Votes)
  • Rowdy Rohde's Raucous Rogues (31%, 21 Votes)
  • Team Bacon (15%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 67

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ElementRowdy Rohde's Raucous RoguesThe QuintessentialsTeam Bacon
Dark RideIndiana Jones (DL)Splash Mountain (MK)Tower of Terror (DHS)
Dark RidePirates of the Caribbean (DL)7 Dwarfs Mine Train (MK)Star Tours (DHS)
Thrill RideExpedition Everest (DAK)Radiator Springs Racers (DCA)Space Mountain (MK)
Thrill RideGrizzly River Run (DCA)Crush's Coaster (DLP)Mission: Space (EP)
Children's RideKilimanjaro Safari (DAK)Toy Story Mania (DHS)Astro-Orbiter (MK)
Children's RideJungle Cruise (DL)Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin (MK)Haunted Mansion (MK)
ShowEnchanted Tiki Room (DL)Festival of the Lion King (DAK)Jedi Training Academy (DHS)
ShowShark Reef Experience (TL)Mickey's Philharmagic (MK)Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular (DHS)
Table Service RestaurantBlue Lagoon (DLP)Cinderella's Royal Table (MK)Sci-Fi Dine In Theater (DHS)
Quick Service RestaurantCaptain Cook's (WDW)Flo's V-8 Café (DCA)Sommerfest (EP)
Snack StandAloha Isle (MK)Gaston's Tavern (MK)Dippin' Dots (Everywhere)
Nighttime SpectacularWorld of Color (DCA)Fantasmic! (DL)Sorcery in the Sky - Star Wars version (DHS)
Park IconMount Mayday (TL)Sleeping Beauty Castle (DLP)Spaceship Earth (EP)
WildcardAdventure Isle (DLP)Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (MK)Star Wars Weekends (DHS)
WildcardAulani Resort HotelToon Town - look and feel (DL)Monorail (WDW)
Deluxe HotelPolynesian Village (WDW)Disneyland Hotel (DLP)Contemporary Resort (WDW)
Moderate HotelCaribbean Beach Resort (WDW)Paradise Pier Hotel (DL)Coronado Springs Resort (WDW)
Value HotelFt. Wilderness Campgrounds (WDW)Art of Animation (WDW)Pop Century (WDW)

*(One entry per household, duplicate entries will be disregarded. Giveaway open to residents of the continental United States only. If the winner fails to respond to Email notification of winning within 48 hours, the prize will be awarded to an alternative recipient).

Dream Theme Park, Part 2 – Episode 280

DISDadsCircle1400x1400Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Rowdy Rohde’s Raucous Rogues: Kevin Crossman, Terry Hawkins, Brad Coates
The Quintessentials: Ryan Treichler, Coy Cypert, Jason Mitts
Team Bacon: David Juart, John Griffis, James Cameron

The conclusion of the DISDads Dream Theme Park draft took place live on Sunday, March 29, 2015! The panelists, divided into three teams, finished their draft, and then pitched their park to the listening audience. Barry Percival of Disney Podcast Survivor shared his opinion of the Dream Theme Parks, and a poll will be posted on Monday, so that you have the opportunity to offer your own rating and critique.

What do you think of the dream theme parks the teams drafted? What would you have done differently? 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.

If you enjoyed the podcast, please leave us a review on iTunes.

DISDads Dream Theme Park – Part 2 LIVE!

DISDadsCircle1400x1400Join us LIVE this Sunday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. CDT on DISDads Radio as Rowdy Rohde’s Raucous Rogues; The Quintessentials; and Team Bacon finish drafting their DISDads Dream Theme Park. The teams will then “pitch” their parks, and listeners will get the opportunity to vote for their favorite.

We’ll be joined by special guest Barry Percival, @DisneyPodsr on Twitter, of Disney Podcast Survivor. Barry will get first crack at critiquing the Dream Theme Parks, and then we’ll open the Skype-lines for your comments.

Here’s a downloadable spreadsheet with the current status of the draft, if you want to play along at home.