DISDads Podcast PLUS – Episode 60 : DISDads Club Convention X Update

Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Co-Hosts: Tim Hicks & Willie Crocker
Special Guests: Terry Hawkins & Joe Masters

The DISDads Club Convention X crew is back! With DDCC coming up in just one month, Joe Masters and Terry Hawkins join host Aaron Rittmaster and co-hosts Willie Crocker and Tim Hicks for one last pre-event preview. We talk more specifically about plans, check-in on the progress with setting up a volunteer opportunity at Give Kids the World, and much, much more!

Also, The Mr. Toad Dome Cake Challenge continues!Mr Toad Dome Cake

  1. Go to Friar’s Nook in the Magic Kingdom
  2. Order a Mr. Toad Dome Cake ($7.99)
  3. Take a video of yourself consuming the entire Mr. Toad Dome Cake (and, ideally, offering your commentary on the experience).
  4. Send the video to podcast@disdads.com
  5. Note: If you send in your video, you are providing us with an irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use the video file however we wish to use it.
  6. The person who submits the first video we receive of someone COMPLETELY CONSUMING a Mr. Toad Dome Cake will receive a DISDads.com coffee mug completely free! If we receive additional submissions, in our sole discretion we may award additional coffee cup prizes.


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Will you be joining us for DDCC X? If now, what’s keeping you from participating? What could we do to help you join in the fun? Tell us about it! Leave a comment here on the blog; Email us at podcast@disdads.com; tweet us at DisDadsPodcast on Twitter; or check out our DISDads Podcast Facebook page. If you Email us an audio recording of your story, we may include it in a future episode.

If you’d like to be involved in a future recording, the best way to make sure the contact information ends up in the right place when it comes time to bring you on is to Email Tim Hicks, and let him know what you’d like to talk about on the show. Future episodes will include trip reports and even 2319 recordings. And if you’ve enjoyed the rebooted show, we’d also really appreciate it if you took a moment to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. We rely on listener feedback to fine-tune what we’re offering and plan for future shows. Plus, the reviews help new listeners find the show and join in the fun with the community.

Vote on the WDW Restaurants That Don’t Exist!

Use the form below to RANK the “WDW Restaurants That Don’t Exist” that Aaron, Tim, and Willie talked about in Episode 38 of the podcast.

Each restaurant should be assigned a number from 1 through 9, with 1 being the restaurant you would MOST like to see actually exist at Walt Disney World and 9 being the one in which you are least interested. Each number should only be used once. Including your name and Email address is completely optional, but if you DO include your name and Email address, you will be entered into a drawing for a stylish DISDads.com coffee mug.

Coffee Mug Giveaway Rules

  1. Giveaway drawing is open to residents of the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. If the winner of the drawing lives outside of the Continental United States, shipping costs for prize fulfillment is the responsibility of the winner.
  2. Giveaway will run from the time and date it is published on the DISDads.com website through 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Sunday, December 20, 2020. Entries received after that time will NOT be included in the drawing.
  3. The only way to enter the drawing is by completing the ranking form and submitting an entry, with your full name and Email address. Incomplete entries may be discarded, at the sole discretion of DISDads.com. Email addresses will be used only to contact the winner of the drawing, and will not be maintained in any Email list without the express consent of the address owner.
  4. DISDads.com reserves the right to exclude from the prize drawing any entries that it determines, in its sole discretion, were submitted contrary to the one entry per person requirement or otherwise submitted in a manner intended to subvert any giveaway rule or rules.
  5. The winner will be determined by drawing of a random lot. Drawing will be conducted in real-time on Facebook Live between Monday, December 21 and Friday, December 25, 2020. The specific time and date of the live drawing will be announced via the DISDads Podcast Facebook Page.

Help us with the continuing improvement of the DISDads Podcast

CoffeMugLargeHey guys, I noticed as I was putting together this most recent list of podcast topics and going through the process of collecting volunteers just how much the show has grown and developed over the last 4 1/2 years. I also realized we hadn’t done any kind of systematic review of what we’re doing and how we’re doing it, and it’s about time we did.

I would really appreciate it if anyone who listens or listened to the podcast would take the DISDads Podcast Listener Survey. I’d appreciate it so much, that just by participating in the survey (and including your Email address) you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a pair of DISDads.com coffee mugs. We’ll hold the drawing when the survey closes, which is currently scheduled to be October 31. I’d like to collect enough surveys to have statistically significant results, so we may have to extend that deadline a bit. But I’ll be sure to come back and let you know in the comments to this post if we do.

The survey does ask for demographic information. The demographic information will be utilized in the aggregate ONLY, as it is the kind of information that is helpful when we’re negotiating with sponsors. The demographic information will not be referenced in connection with individual responder records.

Thank you, in advance, to everyone who participates. This information will be very helpful as we move forward with the show.

Live Show Tonight – Our Favorite WDW Bars & Lounges

13061915_10154174616329602_1474905971402389674_nReminder: We’ll be podcasting live tonight, Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Central Time on Distalk Radio. Log in to the chat using a social media account and join in the fun as Terry Hawkins, Justin West, and Tim Hicks join host Aaron Rittmaster to talk about “Our Favorite WDW Bars & Lounges.” Who knows, maybe we’ll even take some live callers via Skype who want to share their own Walt Disney World bar and lounge favorites!

We’ll also be announcing the winner of the drawing for a free copy of Tony Caselnova’s book, Disney By the Numbers.

DAD Show #157 – Intergenerational Spring Break with Scott Stradtman

On this week’s DAD Show, Scott Stradtman talks about his family’s Spring Break vacation at Walt Disney World. They had a great time during one of the busiest weeks of the year at WDW, and Scott has some great tips for enjoying a multi-generational trip. Our discussion included talk about La Cava del Tequila and San Angel Inn in the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot, as well as other Epcot highlights like Biergarten and introducing Scott’s daughter to Beverly. And we got the highlights of visits to the other three Walt Disney World theme parks, several dining reviews, and much, much more!

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

Have you taken a trip to Walt Disney World with extended family? What are your suggestions for helping everyone have an enjoyable vacation? Have a trip report you’d like to share? We’d love to hear 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.

If you enjoyed the podcast, we’d really appreciate it if you took a moment to leave us a review on iTunes

Thank you to Mitch Furman for our intro and outro music.

And don’t forget to enter our Disney By the Numbers giveaway! All entries must be received before live-showtime of 7:00 p.m. Central this Sunday, April 24, 2016. Tony Caselnova is giving away a copy of his book, and you can enter by tweeting us, making a Facebook comment, and/or posting to the DISDads Podcast Facebook page and telling us your favorite Disney number. (See the DAD Show #155 show post for complete rules and instructions).

Enjoying a Rainy Day at Walt Disney World – Episode 390

Episode390Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Terry Hawkins, Joe Masters

With an average annual temperature of over 73 degrees, it’s easy to forget that with that warmth in Orlando comes rain. Orlando gets an average of 110 days of measurable precipitation per year. And while June, July, August and September get the most days of rain, even in its driest months, Orlando averages more than one day of rain per week. So the chances are very good that during your Walt Disney World vacation, you’ll encounter at least some rain. The panel talks about ways to enjoy those rainy days at Walt Disney World, beyond just getting through them.

The DISDads Podcast is sponsored by Mouse Master Travel. Let a Mouse Master take care of the details of your next Disney Destination vacation, so you can focus on fun!

How do you handle rainy days during your WDW vacation? What did you think of the panel’s suggestions? 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 “Whiskey on the Mississippi” by Kevin MacLeod
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

And don’t forget to enter our Disney By the Numbers giveaway! You’ve got one more week to get your entries in. Tony Caselnova is giving away a copy of his book, and you can enter by tweeting us, making a Facebook comment, and/or posting to the DISDads Podcast Facebook page and telling us your favorite Disney number. (See the DAD Show #155 show post for complete rules and instructions).

Join us for a live show on Sunday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. Central Time over on DisTalk Radio! We’ll be chatting with listeners as we record the show, and even inviting listeners to participate by calling in via Skype. It should be a fun one. Terry Hawkins will be back joining me again, along with Tim Hicks and Justin West, to talk about our favorite Walt Disney World Bars & Lounges.

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