Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Disney Dream Girls 248 Planning for Disneyland

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 248 for Sunday 17th February 2019.  If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us in iTunes, Libsyn, on Stitcher Radio or via any good podcast catching app.

On this weeks show, Michelle is joined by a person who she affectionately calls her Dopey to her Snow White - Thomas.
Together, they chat through the planning process they undergo before planning a trip to Disneyland. 

So firstly - when? Michelle being a teacher limits the choice but they decide the break over the Christmas period.  
Next consideration - where to stay? Tom would splurge and book a room at the Grand California but with the majority of time being spent in the parks - Michelle argues the case of saving an approximate astonishing $4,000 to stay at the Hilton.
With a five day park hopper to purchase, the duo are almost ready to book but before they do, they talk through some of the unique or slightly different rides and attractions they will be able to enjoy.

Of course, no trip to Disneyland is complete without trying out some of the delicious food?

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Sunday, 10 February 2019

Disney Dream Girls 247

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 247 for Sunday 10th February 2019.  If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us in iTunes, Libsyn, on Stitcher Radio or via any good podcast catching app.
We start this weeks show discussing on the week in Disney history and what a week ahead it was (or is that is?). Robert Iger was born in 1951, Whitney Houston passed away, Ghiradelli Soda Fountain opened in Downtown Disney Marketplace and finally Lillian Marie Bounds was born in 1899.
Lillian and Walt Disney
Michelle and Jayne then chat through where they would visit if they had the chance of an all expences paid trip.
Who wants to join us in Tokyo?
After that, we share a listeners question about dining at Disneyland Paris. 
Cafe Aagrabah
Tracey Farley asked for recommendations of places to eat in Disneyland Paris using the half board dining plan. So our resident DLP expert, Liz Read, suggested some of her favourite places and also advised that post April, breakfasts can also be taken in the hotels.
Newport Bay Hotel
Then, Jayne checks with Michelle that her August trip reservations at Beaches and Cream would be safe - following the announcement that the soda shop would be closing for a lengthly refurbishment from August to December 2019.
Beaches and Cream
After that, we play guess the Disney souvenir price.  

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Monday, 4 February 2019

Disney Dream Girls 246 - Disneyland Paris Season of Princess and Pirates

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 246 for Sunday 3rd February 2019.  If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us in iTunes, Libsyn, on Stitcher Radio or via any good podcast catching app.

We start the show with a special Disneyland Paris update from our Dream Girl - Liz Read! She talks about some of the amazing offerings at DLP right now!
Festival of Pirates and Princesses
From 19th January to 17th March 2019 you can pick a side and celebrate at Disneyland Paris! There's characters, parades, dances and of course - food! It looks like DLP have really done us foodies proud with the delights on offer too!
Festival of Pirates and Princesses



Breakfast at Auberge de Cendrillon
A new royal offering! At 49 Euros for adults and 39 Euros for children this is not a cheap eatery - but you can guarantee you will see some Disney princesses and get to eat in this beautiful restaurant. Meals here are usually upwards of 77 Euros!

Then, after Liz's fabulous DLP review, Michelle and Jayne chat through other Disney news. There is an array of delicious Disneyland Valentine's foods mmm. Also, Maleficient is back at WDW and parading with full fire-breathing drama!

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Sunday, 27 January 2019

Disney Dream Grils 245

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 245 for Sunday 27th January 2019.  If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us in iTunes, Libsyn, on Stitcher Radio or via any good podcast catching app.

On this weeks show, we share part two of the interview Michelle recorded with Len Testa. In this show, we talk about all the Disney theme parks and what is coming over the next few years. 

Below are some photo highlights of the things we discuss. 

Disneyland Paris
We discuss the changes coming to Hotel New York New York and also the food offerings for the Season of the Force.
Yoda Cookie - Photo Credit Liz Read
Disneyland California 
Bugs Life is going, Marvel Land is coming and also the closings and openings of businesses in the Down Town Disney area. 

Disney Cruise Line
New ships and hopefully hints, names and itineraries of these. We also brought into the conversation the future of Castaway Cay and what will happen at Lighthouse Point.
Photo Credit Paul Towarnicki
Disney Aulani
Len shares details of his recent trip to Aulani.
Photo Credit - Donna Phillips Quackenbush
Disney Galaxy's Edge
We discuss at length regarding what Disney is doing to prepare for the crowds.

Illuminations Firework Packages
Rose and Crown so far has been advertised, will there be more? We both think there will be. Do you think $85 per person is value for a meal, alcohol and a view?

Blackpool Pleasure Beach
We comment because deep down we love it!
The Big One
Steeple Chase

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Saturday, 26 January 2019

Disney Dream Girls 244

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 244 for Monday 21st January 2019.  If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us in iTunes, Libsyn, on Stitcher Radio or via any good podcast catching app.

On this weeks show, Michelle is joined by Len Testa. Len is an amazing font of knowledge for all things Disney as he is the President of Touring Plans as well as a co-author in several of the Unofficial Guide books.
In this first part of a two part podcast, we find our more about Len, how Touring plans came to be and who it can save you literally hours in the parks.

We hope you enjoy the show and part two will be out in the next few days.

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Disney Dream Girls 243

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 243 for Thursday 10th January 2019.  If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us in iTunes, Libsyn, on Stitcher Radio or via any good podcast catching app.

On this weeks podcast, Michelle is joined by Becky Manion and together they chat through their personal highlights of 2018.

What was your highlight of 2018?

For Becky a highlight was her Disney Cruise Line trips. So far she has travelled on three of the current four Disney ships. She also, due to weather changing the itinerary, ended up doing a double dip Castaway Cay trip!
Michelle also managed a Disney Cruise Line trip - on the Disney Fantasy and totally agreed with Becky's viewpoint about Castaway Cay.

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Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Disney Dream Girls 242

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 242 for Wednesday 2nd January 2019.  If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us in iTunes, Libsyn, on Stitcher Radio or via any good podcast catching app.

Walt Disney World - Purple Potion Cupcake
First there were purple potion ears.
Minnie Purple Potion Ears
Then there was a purple potion cupcake. Is this style over substance? What about finding a hidden surprise inside? Listen to the show and we share all!

Photo Credit Disney Food Blog
Disneyland Paris - Waffles
Finally Disneyland Paris embrace Mickey shaped food!
Victoria's Nutella Waffle (Photo Credit - Liz Read)
Disneyland - Tropical Hideaway
Photo Credit Tami Burgess
This is a new eatery tucked in where Aladdins Oasis used to be. You now have a trio of swirls to try - pineapple, orange or raspberry. But it does not stop there!

There are bao buns with veggies, chicken or beef and lumpia (which is similar to the offering at Pongu Pongu in WDW).
Photo Credit Kathryn Marquez
Photo Credit Jennifer Prescott O'Neil
Foodie Fun
Which would you have every trip, have never tried or would ban?


Attraction Fun - Tomorrowland in WDW
Which would you demolish, improve or leave as is?


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