DAD Show #132 – Solo Disneyland Race Weekend with Ryan Treichler

IMG_2845Ryan Treichler joins us on the DAD Show this week, talking about his solo trip to Disneyland for the Disneyland Half-Marathon Weekend (which he would be attempting both the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge (completing the 10K and the Half Marathon on consecutive days) and a PR for the Half Marathon. We talked about how to best take advantage of solo time in the parks, and also some of the unexpected pitfalls of touring at your own pace, without any obligation to be concerned about whether someone else was tired or hungry. (Spoiler Alert: It’s really easy to forget that you haven’t eaten in nearly 12 hours. And don’t remember to take advantage of single-rider lines)!

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

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2015 DISDads Disney Villains Tourney, LIVE Finale – Episode 340

BiggestDisneyVillain2015-Champ RdHost: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Coy Cypert, Darcy McKillop, David Nicely

This Sunday was the last Sunday of the month, so we came to you LIVE to reach the conclusion of our 2015 DISDads Disney Villains Tourney. The image I’ve posted will spoil the results up to the championship match, so don’t look at it too closely until after you’ve listened. While some may quibble about an individual match here or there, I have to say that overall, I think we came to a reasonable result in our quest to identify the biggest Disney villain.

What do you think of the panel’s picks? How would you have chosen differently (and why)? 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.

I did look back at the results of the Villains poll we ran back in 2011. Maleficent was a finalist in that poll, facing off against Captain Hook (who was eliminated in the first round this time around). I do think that we asked the question a bit differently back then. In 2011, we were asking people who was their “favorite” Disney villain. This time around, we were looking for the biggest villain.

We also have a winner for the Nightmare Before Christmas 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray+DVD drawing. Congratulations to James Cameron – your movie will be on its way shortly.

Special thanks to Mitch Furman for our live show intro music.
Our outro music is a sample of “Whiskey on the Mississippi” by Kevin MacLeod
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

October 25, 2015 LIVE Podcast via Caster.fm

Due to technical difficulties with our server at radio.disdads.com, we’ll be using our backup live show solution, from Caster.fm. You can listen along and join in the chat pretty much just like at the DISDads Radio site by joining us at http://disdads.caster.fm/

There is a chat there that will go live when the broadcast begins (I can’t start the broadcast too early, because it will time out if it’s not active). Thank you for your patience.

Note: I did have an embedded player here on the site for Caster.fm. However, it was forcing the launch of a third-party window claiming (incorrectly) that a Flash update was necessary. While I have no reason to believe that there was a malware or virus load that would be triggered, I decided to simply remove the embedded player entirely instead of risking it.

DISDads Disney Villains Tournament LIVE Championship Rounds on Sunday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. Central Time

BiggestDisneyVillain2015Join host Aaron Rittmaster and panel Coy Cypert, Darcy McKillop, and Justin Connors on DISDads Radio for the conclusion to our tournament this Sunday, October 25, at 7:00 p.m. Central Time (that’s 8 p.m. Eastern, Carl). We’ll need the help of listeners in the chat room to resolve any ties along the final march to the championship.

And speaking of ties, we could use your help to resolve one now. Enter the giveaway below by voting for the villain you believe should win in the currently deadlocked match between Jafar and Melificent. The giveaway ends when the live podcast is scheduled to start, so get your vote in soon!

Thank you to our Podcast and Giveaway sponsor Fantastic Memories Travel.

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DAD Show #131 – The Plans They Are A-Changin’ – WDW Fall with Brett Williams

20151007_172002This week’s DAD Show features a conversation with Brett Williams about his recent Fall Walt Disney World vacation. We discuss checking out new resorts, new restaurant experiences, and even new WDW activities. We get a taste of Brett’s family’s Food & Wine Festival experiences, Brett’s views on Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and a three resort split stay. And it’s all wrapped in the challenge of having to change the planned vacation dates barely 60 days before the originally planned (and booked) check-in.

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

Do you have any questions or comments about Brett’s trip? Have a vacation story of your own you’d like to share with us? Tell us about it! 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.

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2015 DISDads Disney Villains Tourney, Round 2 – Episode 338

BiggestDisneyVillain2015-Rd2Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Coy Cypert, Darcy McKillop, David Nicely

On this week’s show, the panel narrows the 2015 DISDads Disney Villains Tourney field from the Sinister Sixteen to the Evil Eight. Last week’s opening round required fan intervention to determine the outcome of two matches. Will the panel need YOUR help to determine the outcome of any Sinister Sixteen matchups? Listen to find out!

The tournament concludes during next weekend’s live show, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Central Time on DISDads Radio on Sunday, October 25, 2015.

What do you think of the panel’s picks? How would you have chosen differently (and why)? 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.

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