DAD Show #193 – DVC Split-Stay Magic with Brett C. Williams

DAD Show #193 - DVC Split-Stay Magic with Brett C. Williams
On this week’s DAD Show, Brett Williams is back, to talk about his family’s annual early-holiday-season trip to Walt Disney World. Brett shares some missteps he made along the way, along with some fantastic pixie-dust moments where Disney Cast Members managed to save the day.

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

What mistakes have you made on a WDW trip that left you shaking your head at yourself later? 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).

DISDads Convention V Preview – Episode 462

DISDads Club Convention V Preview - Episode 462
Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Brad Coates, Paul, Terry Hawkins

Merry Christmas podcast fans! This week, the panel previews the upcoming 5th Annual DISDads Club Convention. Brad, Paul and Terry talk about plans for the DDCC V, where and when various coordinated events (like the Disney Springs Pub Crawl a week from Friday) will be taking place, and just general information about how to get involved. Hope to see you there!

Will YOU be there for DDCC V? If not, what would it take to get you to DDCC VI? 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

Another kindred spirit died last night

Alan and his daughterLast night, our extended community of Disney-fan dads lost another champion. Alan Mize was never an active member of the DISDads community, but he shared our interests and our spirit. I was lucky enough to get to know him just a little bit, through interactions on Twitter (where he went by the handle @NORMNB8S) and his role as a co-host of the Enchanted Tiki Talk Podcast (also on Facebook). I even had the privilege to interview him, along with his co-hosts, for a DAD Show in the early days of their podcast. Alan, along with Keith and Sean, built a wonderful community around their show. Now, it’s time for the DISDads community to step up and help support the community that Alan leaves behind. A young man in his 30s, with a three-month old child, Alan suffered a massive heart attack at home and later died at the hospital on Christmas Eve.

Friends of Alan have set up a GoFundMe campaign, to help his family defray the costs of his sudden illness and death. Any remaining money raised will be used to help pay for his young daughter’s college education. I encourage you, if you are able, to support this effort.

Rest in Peace Alan. My Festival of Lights will be dimmer for your light having left this mortal coil. Our thoughts and prayers – and hopefully some financial support – are with Alan’s family. Just a few days ago, as he was reflecting on the coming holiday, Alan posted a series of tweets that make a beautiful, fitting epitaph, though he had no idea that’s what he was composing at the time. We should all strive for this level of self-awareness and gratitude.

DAD Show #192 – Holiday Trip to Walt Disney World with Clay Wesley

DAD Show #192 - Holiday Trip to WDW with Clay Wesley
Clay Wesley joins the DAD Show this week to talk about his family’s holiday trip to Walt Disney World. We talk about the magic of “Disney Math” that can turn a five-day vacation into an eight-day vacation, enjoying the Christmas-holiday special offerings in the parks and resorts, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and making the most of your trip by following your kids’ lead.

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

What’s on your must-do list for a holiday trip to Walt Disney World? 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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2017 Disney Movie Preview (Part 2) – Episode 460

Episode 460 - 2017 Disney Movie Preview (Part 2)
Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Eric Anderson, Richard Grady, Chad King

The DISDads 2017 Disney Movie Preview show continues, with reviews of the four films coming from Disney Studios between July and December 2017.

July 7, 2017 – Spider-Man: Homecoming (Marvel/Sony)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wNgphPi5VM

November 3, 2017 – Thor: Ragnarok (Marvel)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_mizUMlvUc

November 22, 2017 – Coco (Disney•Pixar)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrXLixtCsgw

December 15, 2017 – Star Wars VIII: TBA

Which of these films from the second half of 2017 are you most looking forward to? Can Star Wars Episode VIII live up to the hype? 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

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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