DISDads Podcast LIVE on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. CDT

LIVE Podcast Sunday, May 7 at 7 p.m. CDT

Summer is arriving, and at the DISDads Podcast, that means tournament time!

Each summer since 2012, we’ve brought you a different elimination tournament, with a different method of setting and organizing the field, and we’re back at it again this year at 7:00 p.m. Central Time on Sunday, May 7, with our first-ever Walt Disney World Quick Service Dining Tournament. We’ll start with a full field of 64 quick service restaurants, progressively narrowing the field over the next several weeks, until we reach the championship rounds for the July 2, 2017 live show.

For this Sunday’s live show, host Aaron Rittmaster will be joined by Terry Hawkins, Josh Shusterman, David Juart and Justin West, who will serve as “captains.” During the show, the captains will each be selecting 16 quick service restaurant locations, which will serve as their “team” for the tournament. Remember – if you want to participate in the chat, you’ll need to register at DisTalkRadio.com – we’ll get those accounts approved as quickly as possible.

Previous Year’s Tournaments (and Winners)

2016 – My Disneyland (Disneyland Attraction Tournament) – Radiator Springs Racers
2015 – Disney Villains (held over to the Fall) – Emperor Palpatine / Darth Sidious
2014 – Walt Disney World Resort Hotels – Disney’s Polynesian Resort (not yet re-re-christened The Polynesian Village at the time of the tournament).
2013 – Munch Madness: WDW Table Service Dining Tournament – ‘Ohana
2012 – My Walt Disney World (WDW Attraction Tournament) – Haunted Mansion

Disneyland Character Dining – Episode 496

Disneyland Character Dining with host Aaron Rittmaster, panelist David Platt and special guests Josh Taylor and Kris Sheppard
Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Panelist: David Platt Special Guests: Kris Sheppard and Josh Taylor

This week, DISDads Podcast host Aaron Rittmaster is joined by panelist David Platt and special guests Kris Sheppard, of Go Mouse Scouts and Josh Taylor of Network 1901 to talk about Disneyland Character Dining. We cover all of the options, before a fun discussion about what other character dining we’d like to see at Disneyland. Then we offer recommendations for Character Dining choices for various hypothetical family groups.

Over at Go Mouse Scouts, Kris has helpfully shared a couple of reviews of Disneyland character dining experiences that are part of their podcast episodes, as well as offering a link to his free EBook, “10 Ways Families Can Save on a Disneyland Trip!”

Meanwhile, over on Network 1901, the next season of Josh’s intriguing podcast mini-series “The World That Never Was” will drop soon. Now’s the time to catch up on Season 1, in case you missed it.

Which is your favorite Disneyland Character Dining option? What character dining experience would you most like to see added to the lineup? Leave a comment here on the blog; Email us at podcast@disdads.com; tweet us at DisDadsPodcast on Twitter; and check out our DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

If you enjoyed the podcast, we’d also 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).

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

The DISDads Podcast is sponsored by Fantastic Memories Travel, LLC, and its Mouse Master Travel group, which focuses on Disney Destination vacations.

Best Value-Added Disney Vacation Experiences – Episode 490

DISDads Podcast Episode 490 - Best Value-Added Disney Vacation Experiences with Host: Aaron Rittmaster and Panel: James Cameron, Brad Coates and Chad King
Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: James Cameron, Brad Coates, Chad King

The DISDads Podcast panel turns its attention this week to what might be collective referred to as “upcharge events” that are becoming increasingly common in connection with just about all Disney Destination vacations. We look at which of these value-added events are worth the extra cost and which just aren’t worth digging deeper into your pockets for.

Which is your favorite value-added Disney vacation experience? Which did you feel failed to give you your money’s worth? Tell us about them! Leave a comment here on the blog; Email us at podcast@disdads.com; tweet us at DisDadsPodcast on Twitter; and check out our DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

If you enjoyed the podcast, we’d also 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).

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

The DISDads Podcast is sponsored by Fantastic Memories Travel, LLC, and its Mouse Master Travel group, which focuses on Disney Destination vacations.

Not (Necessarily) the Disney News LIVE – Episode 488

Not (Necesarily) the Disney News LIVE - Episode 488

Join host Aaron Rittmaster and panelists Kevin Crossman and Jason Mitts for a LIVE podcast over at DisTalkRadio.com. We’ll be extending the spirit of April 1 for a few hours, bringing you a Disney-fan podcast version of the classic HBO series Not Necessarily the News. Remember to head over to DisTalkRadio early, so you can register for the chat. See you there!

The recorded episode is available now, for those of you who missed the live version.

DAD Show #204 – Weekend Dash to Disneyland with Kevin Crossman

DAD Show #204 - Weekend Dash to Disneyland with Kevin Crossman and host Aaron Rittmaster

Kevin Crossman is back this week to talk about his family’s quick weekend dash to Disneyland, chock-full of special event elements. Their short weekend getaway included Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, celebrating Pirates of the Caribbean’s 50th Anniversary, a nostalgic? reunion with the Electrical Parade, and just a bit of Fastpass magic.

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

Have a trip report you’d like to share with us? Tell us about it! Email us at podcast@DisDads.com; tweet us at DisDadsPodcast on Twitter; 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.

Our Favorite Disneyland Dark Rides – Episode 482

DISDads Podcast #482, Our Favorite Disneyland Dark Rides with Kevin Crossman, Chris Papciak, and David Platt, and host Aaron Rittmaster.

Host: Aaron Rittmaster

Panel: Kevin Crossman, Chris Papciak, David Platt

This week, the DISDads panel takes a visit to the Pacific Time Zone, talking about our favorite dark rides at Disneyland Resort. In addition to discussion of our favorite dark ride attractions, there’s some debate about which rides properly qualify as “dark rides.”

What’s your take on the “what’s a dark ride?” debate? And what are your favorites at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure? Were there any egregious omissions by the panel? Tell us about it! Leave a comment here on the blog; Email us at podcast@disdads.com; tweet us at DisDadsPodcast on Twitter; and check out our DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

If you enjoyed the podcast, we’d also 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).

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