The DAD Show #31 – Something New at WDW with Ryan Treichler

DSC_7258Welcome 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.

In Episode 31, Ryan Treichler talks about his family’s Fall 2013 Walt Disney World vacation, the plans for which were inspired by a couple of our previous podcasts. They enjoyed a couple of the tours that we discussed way back in WDW Tours: Podcast Episode 17, and they tried to do something new and different each day of their trip, following the plan Brad Coates shared back in DAD Show #4: Southern California Surprises.

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Do you have any questions or comments about Ryan’s trip? Want to volunteer to share your vacation story 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. 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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Main Street in Missouri

by Ryan Treichler1museumsign

Like most dads I was aware that Marceline, Missouri was where Walt spent his formative childhood years and that it was the inspiration for Main Street in Disneyland. It’s a place that I’ve wanted to see, and on a recent business trip to St. Louis, I had the opportunity to make the 3-hour drive to Marceline.

My first stop in Marceline was the Walt Disney Hometown Museum.

2interiorI loaded up the large DSLR that I had lugged all the way from Raleigh, only to notice the large “No Photography or Video Sign”. Drat! I paid the small entry fee and started talking with the two women that we’re working there. The first room that you enter contains some of the most interesting objects in the Museum. Objects like Walt’s desk and the Midget Autopia car, among others, illustrate the ongoing connection between Walt and Marceline.
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One of the ladies from the Museum gave me a personal tour. In the four downstairs rooms, there are a large number of small Disney artifacts. At the conclusion of the tour the guide let me know that I could take pictures, they changed the rules a while back, but left the “No Photography” signs up. I ran back through the museum taking snapshots of things, so I would have things to share with you all. Most of the museum is filled with small artifacts like the ones in the pictures below.

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Disney California Adventure Part 2: Episode 133

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DISDadsCircle1400x1400Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: David Platt; Kevin Crossman; David Matt

In Episode 133, the West Coast crew is back to continue our tour of Disney California Adventure. This week, we explore Condor Flats, Grizzly Peak, Pacific Wharf and Carsland.

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The DAD Show #30 – Comparing DCL to RCCL with Eric Anderson

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Welcome 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.

In Episode 30, Eric Anderson compares his family’s experiences with one-week Caribbean cruises on the Disney Fantasy and the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas.

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Do you have any questions or comments about Eric’s take on DCL vs. RCCL? Want to volunteer to share your vacation story 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. 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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WDW Surprise Cartoon

by Doug Bowser

When we plan our trips to Walt Disney World, we usually start our countdown pretty far down the line… like 120 days or so. My wife and I were afraid this might take some of the excitement out of it, so when we planned our upcoming trip we decided to not tell the boys until two weeks before the trip. I created a short (and VERY amateur) cartoon to tell them about it, and instead of narrating it myself, I thought it would be fun for our boys to tell themselves.

So I wrote a script for them to read into my microphone. I mixed the words I needed into a story about monkeys, bananas, and various nonsense. Then, I then cut up the audio, and added it to the video. This is the result.

Fixing Future World: Episode 131

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DISDadsCircle1400x1400Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Nathan Trent and Jeff Swearingen

In Episode 131, the panel tackles the challenge o Epcot’s Future World. We discuss the places where Future World falls short, the challenges of trying to fix it, and some suggestions for how to do it.

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