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!┬áLeave 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.

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.

DAD Show #202 – California Coastal Christmas with Don Donfris

DAD Show #202 - California Coast Christmas with Don Donfris and host Aaron Rittmaster

On this week’s DAD Show, Don Donfris talks about his family’s Christmas vacation in California. We get the word on shuttle transportation from LAX to Disneyland, enjoying Disneyland during the peak travel season, road-tripping to San Francisco, visiting Alcatraz, and the Walt Disney Family Museum at the Presidio.

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, just like Roy David did last month – thanks for the review Roy!

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DAD Show #191 – Holiday Time at Disneyland with David Platt

DAD Show #191 - Holiday Time at Disneyland with David Platt
David Platt is back to take us along on his annual family trip to Disneyland. This year, they pushed the trip back a few weeks so they could enjoy Disneyland all decked out for Christmas. David also sprang a surprise pre-Disneyland day at Universal Studios Hollywood on his Harry Potter-obsessed daughter for their first look at the West Coast version of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. David borrowed a page from fellow DISDad Alan Fuller’s playbook, and splurged on the VIP Tour to make sure they got to enjoy it all.

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

Would the Universal Studios Hollywood VIP Tour be worth it for your family? Do you schedule your trips around events at the theme parks, or do other factors drive your decision? Have a trip 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 (If you didn’t enjoy the show, feel free to ignore that last link).

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If I Ran Disneyland … (LIVE) – Episode 448

If I Ran Disneyland (LIVE) - Episode 448
Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Brad Coates, Philip Holt, Tim Hicks

Our “If I Ran” series continues with a live discussion of what the DISDads panelists would do if they ran Disneyland. The episode was recorded live on Sunday, November 3, 2016, during the broadcast at DISTalk Radio. The live recording is presented essentially unedited.

What would you do if you were in charge at Disneyland? 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