The DAD Show #44 – 11 Adults Offsite at WDW with Matt Halbauer

Citrus SwirlWelcome 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 44, Matt Halbauer talks to me about driving to Walt Disney World from St. Louis with a group of 11 adults, for a week-long offsite stay.

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

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Epcot Dining on $25/day: Episode 159

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

Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Eric Anderson, Adam Dale, Richard Grady

In Episode 159, we continue our $25/day dining series, as the panel discusses plans for eating a full day’s worth of meals in Epcot for just $25. In addition to offering specific menu suggestions, the panel discusses general strategies for eating inexpensively in Epcot.

What are you favorite cheap eats in Epcot? Tell us about them – 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 new DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

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The DAD Show #43 – Small Children at WDW with Lee Nevo

LeeAaronMeetUpWelcome 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 43, I talk to Lee Nevo about his family’s January 2014 Walt Disney World vacation, which included traveling with two children under age six.

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

Do you have any questions or comments about Lee’s vacation? 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; and check out our new DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

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DISDads Convention 2015 Live Show Recap: Episode 157

DDC-OhanaHost: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: None

In Episode 157, I offer a brief recap of the live show, broadcast last week from Disney’s BoardWalk Villas. We ran into a number of technical problems with the show, including not having a recording of the episode. This recap should at least catch you up on the highlights of our second annual DISDads Convention, and the topics covered during the live podcast.

What kinds of things would you like to hear us talk about on future live shows? 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 new DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

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Friday Five: Random References & Reflections

1. The biggest news out of Walt Disney World right now is probably the elimination of paper Fastpasses. Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom went first. Paper Fastpasses will be turned off at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this Tuesday, January 21. And paper Fastpasses will be turned off at Epcot on Thursday, January 23. If you’re staying on property, you are currently able to make three Fastpass+ reservations for three separate attractions in one theme park per day of your stay, and you can make those reservations up to 60 days in advance, using the My Disney Experience smartphone app or web site. If you are visting the parks but NOT staying at a Disney resort, you CAN use the Fastpass+ system. Just take your admission media to an in-park kiosk. All new admission media have RFID chips embedded in them. (If you’re using an older ticket with a no-expiration option on it, you’ll need to take your ticket to Guest Relations and exchange it for an RFID-enabled ticket). You can make same-day Fastpass+ reservations using the kiosks. At this time, there is no option for guests not staying on Disney property to make advanced Fastpass+ reservations.

Photo Credit: David Roark
Photo Credit: David Roark
2. The officially still-unnamed AVATAR-based themed land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is happening. After months of speculation about whether the project was in trouble or on hold or canceled, Walt Disney World officially broke ground on the new land (to be located in the former Camp Minnie Mickey area) on January 8, 2014. If there was any doubt about the planned scale of this project, they probably should be put to bed now with the presence of a 12-foot-tall Na’vi at the groundbreaking.
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The DAD Show #42 – Between the Holidays at WDW with Todd Breaux

1003803_10152196747035499_432932427_nWelcome 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 42, I talk to Todd Breaux about his family’s 2013 Walt Disney World vacation, taken between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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

Do you have any questions or comments about Todd’s vacation? 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; and check out our new DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

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