Disney Theme Park News & Rumors – Episode 560

Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Murry Conway, Kevin Crossman, Don Donfris, Jason Mitts

An expanded panel, including Kevin Crossman, Don Donfris, Jason Mitts, and DISDads Podcast panel newcomer Murry Conway join host Aaron Rittmaster to consider the impact of various bits of Disney theme park news, and the likelihood of a variety of Disney theme park rumors coming true. This time around, the panel considers news and rumors from three Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney Springs, and Disneyland Resort.

What do you think of the Disney news shared on this episode? What did the panel get right in its assessments? What did they get wrong? What’s YOUR take? 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.

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Making the Most of Fastpass+ – Episode 226

FPShowHost: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Jon Arthur & James Cameron

In Episode 226, the panel discusses Walt Disney World’s Fastpass+ system, after about nine months of full implementation. The discussion covers Fastpass+ booking basics, Fastpass+ planning strategies, and even detailed recommendations for Fastpass+ selections on a park-by-park basis.

What’s been your experience using the Fastpass+ system? Have you developed a favorite strategy? What do you think of the panel’s FP+ recommendations? – 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.

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DDC 2013 Trip Report: Jan. 13 Epcot

Beverly faceSunday at Epcot was our last park day for the trip. We arrived at Epcot for rope drop, and started our day with headliners. We gambled that we could get in a ride on Soarin’ before meeting back up with the group at Test Track. Sadly, we were wrong. The Soarin’ line moved right along, and we had a great ride, but we simply underestimated how long it would take on the ride itself, coupled with the walk across the park for Test Track. This became a bit of a theme for the day, always running just a bit behind our expected schedule – as a result, the details of the rest of the day’s schedule is a bit unclear. The inclusion of both La Cava del Tequila and Biergarten on the itinerary for the day might have had a little something to do with that as well.

Beverly #20After Soarin’, we crossed the park for Test Track. I think the Tron-style retheme is good, but not great. I appreciate the effort that went into making the attraction more interactive, and I the “into the computer” theming actually makes more sense to me than guests playing the role of crash test dummies. But the theming isn’t quite sufficiently comprehensive – the neon semi-truck in particular just seems out of place. Next stop was Club Cool for the Beverly Challenge. That first photo is of Jonathan, bowing out of the challenge early. The big “winner” (if you can call it that) was Don, pictured here about to down his twentieth Beverly. There’s video of Don’s ordeal somewhere – I need to get my hands on a copy so I can post it. Being next door to Innoventions at that point, we got in Mikaela’s ride on Sum of All Thrills (Jon was disappointed that he missed the height mark there again).
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WDW Shows & Parades: Episode 64

Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Panelists: Scott Henney; Brad Coates; Don Donfris

In Episode 64, the panel members talk about their favorite scheduled performances at Walt Disney World.

Which Walt Disney World shows and parades are your families’ favorites?

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