Monday, 25 May 2020

316 - Tales From Terri Hardin

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 316, for Sunday 124h May 2020. If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us on iTunes, Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, or via any good podcast catching apps.
On this week's show, we welcome our good friend Terri Hardin to join us to share some more of her entertaining Tales. In her career, she has worked with some very famous people and on today's show we asked her to share some of her memories. To find out the stories behind the pictures, you will have to listen to this week's show!

Elizabeth Taylor - The Flintstones
Sigourney Weaver - Ghostbusters

Whoopi Goldberg - Theodore Rex
Dolly Parton - Theme Park Work
This particular song, means a great deal to Terri and I have included it for you all to enjoy. 

Michael Jackson - Captain EO
If you want to hear more tales from Terri Hardin, follow the links below:
Show 277 - Galaxy's Edge
Show 201 - Imagineer Chat 
Show 192 - My Life and Star Wars 
Show 139 Terri Visits Disneyland Paris 
We hope you enjoy the show! But until next time, it is goodbye from us and until then, keep up to date with us by ensuring you follow along in all of our social media sites:

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Monday, 18 May 2020

315 Seth Kubersky's Unofficial Guide to Disney and Universal Re-opening

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 315, for Sunday 17th May 2020. If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us on iTunes, Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, or via any other good podcast catching places.
On this week's show, we welcome Seth Kubersky as our guest.
Seth attended City Walk Orlando on its re-opening date (14th May 2020) and he joins us to describe what he saw. Then, he shares what information he has on the planned Disney Springs opening.
Throughout this blog, we use a range of photos that Seth took, which build upon the discussion we had on the show. All photo credits go to Seth Kubersky The Unofficial Guides.
Parking was free, and vehicles were parked at one vehicle spacings. Signs immediately reminded people of the expectations. 


Staff all wore protective equipment; this altered depending on their role. Cleaning was quite visibly taking place.

For those without masks, kiosks had them for sale - as yet these are unthemed. Entry to City Walk depended on guests wearing a mask. 
On his visit, Seth could not resist a trip to Voodoo Doughnuts. He was impressed by the measures taken by them to ensure social distancing. 


Of course, there is always time for a quick survey!

To reach out to our guest, please find Seth on Twitter @skubersky and he frequently writes for Touringplans.com and theunofficialguides.com

If you are wanting to daydream about your happy place or use a guide to plan your trip, we highly recommend purchasing The Unofficial Guide books to Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, Disney Cruise Line amongst the many other places that they produce.

We will be back next week with some more Disney escapism. 
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Sunday, 10 May 2020

314 Merchandise and Memories

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 314, for Sunday 10th May 2020. If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us on iTunes, Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, or via any good podcast catching apps.
On this week's show, we give an update on our upcoming trips, how Michelle will celebrate her lockdown birthday and then we muse about merchandise and memories. 

Merchandise
Star Wars Day saw Shop Disney fail its customers. Michelle managed to get the UK key, which was free of charge. However, the pins disappeared and there was not much else. Whereas the USA site had much more merchandise but you couldn't get on it! Their key was $12.95. Sadly, Michelle was unable to get the special Starbucks Star Wars mugs - currently, the site has them on backorder for July. 

However, Michelle is over the moon to have finally ordered the Lego Disneyland Station station set - updates soon!
Disney Sentimental Items
Jayne shared the story of her Star Wars tattoo on her left shoulder. This is a symbol taken from Star Wars Rebels, representing the character Sabine Wren.
The tattoo marks the spot where Dave's hand was placed. This was done to connect with a memory from Star Wars Celebration in London in 2016. This memory links to when Jayne met Dave Filoni and below there is a great picture of them. 

Michelle
Michelle shared the story of her Disney Pandora bracelet; she began collecting charms all the way back in 2006! She now has sufficient to fill a necklace and have some to spare. Each one of the charms on the necklace is linked to a memory.
Michelle has now completed a necklace and has a range of charms. From gifts from friends to the charm given to her in 2018 when her now-husband proposed to her in the hub at the Magic Kingdom using the attached Mickey and Minnie charm; she has a pretty impressive collection. 
Photo Credit - The Art of Pandora
What collectibles spark memories with you? We would love to hear from you so please share yours.

Back next week with some more Disney escapism. 
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Sunday, 3 May 2020

313 Disney Escapism To Launch May

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 313, for Sunday 3rd May 2020. If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us on iTunes, Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, or via any good podcast catching apps.
On this week's show, we answer some questions that were posed by our Disney Dream Girls Podcast family. 

Apologies for the short show notes, but I am sure under the circumstances you will understand. 

Back next week with some more Disney escapism. 

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Sunday, 26 April 2020

312 Len Tasta Re-Creates His Disney Park

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 312, for Sunday 26th April 2020. If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us on iTunes, Libsyn, Stitcher Radio or via any good podcast catching apps.

On this week's show, we are joined by Len Testa of TouringPlans.com and he steps up to our challenge of creating his own Disney theme park. The criteria being, ten attractions from the past, present, or future.  

Additionally, Len adds in his favourite eateries and discloses where quality control for the Disney Dish Podcast takes place.

1. Pirates of the Caribbean - Shanghai Disneyland
Ride along thanks to SoCalAttractions360
2. Splash Mountain - Walt Disney World
Ride along thanks to Coaster Force
3. Mr Toad's Wild Ride - Disneyland
Ride along thanks to ThemeParkHD
4. Big Thunder Mountain Railway - Disneyland Paris. 
Ride along thanks to AttractionsMagazine
5. Space Ship Earth - EPCOT
Ride along thanks to TouringPlans
6. Horizons - Extinct EPCOT attraction
Ride along thanks to Disney Dave
Additional Horizons information mentioned by Len on the show, thanks to Martin's Videos.
7. Space Mountain from Walt Disney World
Ride along from Disneyland with the lights on from us!
8. Rise of the Resistance - Either Walt Disney World or Disneyland
9. Haunted Mansion from Disneyland
10. Wishes nighttime show formerly of Disneyland.
Full show thanks to Thomas The Imagineer
To hear more from Len, ensure you download The Disney Dish where he and Jim Hill talk Disney, and of course you can visit Touring Plans to help you plan for your next Disney trip.
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Sunday, 19 April 2020

311 A Darker Disney Park

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 311, for Sunday 19th April 2020. If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us on iTunes, Libsyn, Stitcher Radio or via any good podcast catching apps. 
On this week's show, we are joined by James H Carter II (of the Creepy Kingdom Podcast Network) to complete a fun challenge - to create a darker Disney theme park.
So here is the challenge we set James - put together a brand new theme park with ten attractions and these can be from any Disney park. When selecting these attractions, they can be from the past, present or future.

So here is the park James created, which he named Disneyland James.

1. A trio of mansions - Phantom Manor, Haunted Mansion and Mystic Manor
2. Snow White's Scary Adventure
3. ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter
To view a ride-along, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9FmFnMbcgk  Credit to Mouse Steps JWL Media

4. The Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour
To find out more, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6rnPqSrE40  Credit to Defunctland

5. Expedition Everest


6. Dragon Tower (from the unbuilt Beastly Kingdom)
To find out more, including concept art, visit https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Beastly_Kingdom
 
7. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
8. Pirates of the Caribbean
9. Roger Rabbit's Cartoon Spin
 
10. Rise of the Resistance
What do you think of the ideas James came up with? We would love to hear what you would do. 

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Monday, 13 April 2020

310 David's Weekend Dash to Walt Disney World

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 310, for Monday 13th April 2020. If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us on iTunes, Libsyn, Stitcher Radio or via any good podcast catching apps. 
On this week's show, we are delighted to have as our guest friend and longtime listener of the show - David Maruca.
Photo Credit Dedicated to the Magic (D Maruca)
David shares details about how he scheduled a trip to Walt Disney World where he actually ended up being in the parks on their last operating day. Below are some of the highlights of his trip.

Topolino's Terrace
Breakfast à la Art with Mickey and Friends
You can find this fixed price breakfast at the Riveria Resort and along with the breakfast and breathtaking views you can meet Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy duck - all dressed in outfits that you can only see at this resort. 
Photo Credit WDW website
The price is $42 for adults (plus tax and tip) and for that, you get a selection of pastries (served in an artist inspired palette) and a choice of entree. Plus a non-alcoholic beverage of your choice. 
Photo Credit Dedicated to the Magic (D Maruca)
David felt this breakfast to be a must-do! He loved the theming of the hotel, the good was delicious and the character interaction was fantastic.

Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party

Photo Credit WDW website
This upcharge event usually needs booking in advance and costs $99 per adult. It offers an array of desserts, cheeses, beer, and wine as well as a fantastic viewing area for Happily Ever After. 
Photo Credit Dedicated to the Magic (D Maruca)
For David, he loved the view and to see Tinker Bell flying over his head was worth the price alone!

Galaxy's Edge
The newest land that opened on 29th August 2019 in Walt Disney World. Since then, phase 2 saw the opening of the Rise of the Resistance attraction. 
Photo Credit Dedicated to the Magic (D Maruca)
David had previously seen the land on an annual passholder event but that was before this second attraction had opened. He said the attraction was amazing and worth the early start. 

On this show, David also explains about the other attractions that he managed to squeeze in. 
Photo Credit Dedicated to the Magic (D Maruca)
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