Sunday, 22 October 2017

Disney Dream Girls 182 - Disney Theme Park Chat

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast show number 182 aired on Sunday 22nd October 2017. If you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, all you have to do is click on the audio player below. Alternatively, our podcast can be found in most places that host podcasts such as iTunes (click here to subscribe) and Stitcher Radio.
 
On this weeks show Michelle and Jayne talk through some Disney news items that have caught their eye and then review a much loved eatery over in Disneyland.

Walt Disney World - Dog Friendly Rooms  
If you wish to take your pet dog or even dogs (up to two) to stay with you at Walt Disney World - you now can! Select resorts will charge between $50-$75 a night. There is a long list of do's and do nots but for some people this will be a welcome opportunity however for some this is not as welcomed. On the show we chat through our thoughts.

Disney Photopass Releases New Magic Shots
So there are now two new shots that you can take advantage of at WDW and here they are! What do you think? We both would love to find the dole whip that actually is that size!
Roaming Droids
If you are in Disneyland right now, you might be able to meet a new interactive droid named Jake. He is currently being trialled in Tomorrowland but will be part of Galaxy Edge. 
Disneyland Signage - Photo Credit Jeff Rooney
Bengal BBQ
Prepare for delicious food talk on the podcast! A firm favourite from Michelle's past trips is Bengal BBQ and they have recently acquired an indoor seating space and have had a menu update.
Trio of Skewers
There is no longer the delicious jalepino and cheese pretzel - which is a sad loss but Jayne is delighted for the Hummus Trio!You can also turn two skewers into a meal by adding a slaw and jasmine rice.
Ahi Tuna Spring Roll
There is also a new beverage, which is the jungle juice julep and for a sweet treat, there is the pineapple parfait.
Pineapple Parfait
Jungle Juice Julep
Have you tried out the new menu items? We would love to hear from you!
Prize
Finally, we announced a competition to win a Limited Edition Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party pin! All you have to do is review our podcast on iTunes. If you have already reviewed the show - why not update it? All reviews past and present will be eligible for the prize draw. To review us, use this link.

So that is everything we had to discuss this week!  Our social media links are: Twitter @DisDreamGirls and @JaynePhipps
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Disney Dream Girls 181 - Caring for Giants Review

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for show number 181 for Sunday 15th October 2017. If you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, all you have to do is click on the audio player below. Alternatively, our podcast can be found in most places that host podcasts such as iTunes (click here to subscribe) and Stitcher Radio.
 
Coming up on todays podcast, we are joined by Thomas Allison and together we talk about the Caring for Giants tour that we took together at Disney Animal Kingdom. We review our experience, share our thoughts plus some in park audio from the tour.
The tour lasts just about an hour and costs $30. All of the tour price goes directly towards funding projects based on elephant conservation. The tour can be booked by calling 407 939 7529 and it runs most days with tours departing from 9.30am up to 1pm. 
First port of call was to get our name tags and sign the waiver! This basically takes the liability away from Disney just in case something bad were to happen. 

We were then escorted by our guide, Kendal, to backstage where we travelled to the viewing area by a minibus. 


On arrival, we were introduced to Dan and he walked us up to the viewing away up a ramp. The area is on the backside of the elephant area and we could see in the distance the safari trucks passing by. Initially, we were given time to view the elephants but Dan was on hand to talk about the elephants. 

Then we were introduced to Kathleen, a cultural representative from Botswana. She spoke for around 15 minutes about her home as well as the projects that being being done by researchers there as well as in the Animal Kingdom.  I recorded the full tour and the spoken elements have been shared on our Patreon page (for our $5 a month and above supporters) whilst the element with Kathleen is on this podcast.
You can reach our wonder guest, Thomas Allison via Twitter and Instagram @thecruisedudes or visit his website www.thecruisedudes.com for advice, information and everything you will ever need to find out about cruise ship vacations. Also, don't forget his digital magazine Sea Wind Mag can be found in the app store and on google play or visiting www.seawindmag.com
 
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Twitter @DisDreamGirls and @JaynePhipps
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Monday, 9 October 2017

Disney Dream Girls 180 - Dining Delights and More At WDW

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for show number 180 for Sunday 8th October 2017. If you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, all you have to do is click on the audio player below. Alternatively, our podcast can be found in most places that host podcasts such as iTunes (click here to subscribe) and Stitcher Radio.

 
Coming up on this weeks show, Michelle is joined by fellow podcaster - Thomas Allison and together they talk through some of the joint experiences they had whilst at Walt Disney World this August.
Geyser Point Bar and Grill
If you are looking for a little escapism, good quality food that is attractively priced and a refreshing beverage then look no further - this is the place for you! This eatery was a favourite place to eat during our stay and we made sure our friends Tommy, Lena, Sam and Ashley all visited to enjoy the delicious food. 
Bison Burger
The main attraction here is undoubtedly the bison burger, however I tried the lump cake cake sandwich and that was just as good. Whilst only a small area, there is further seating by the lake so I never found getting a table a problem.
After our delicious burger, we were able to watch Happily Ever After. We didn't know this beforehand but they pipe in the fireworks music and by the lakeside you can get a great non theme park view of the night sky being illuminated. 
We then hot-footed it up to the Territory Lounge, a mere five minute walk. Up to 9.30pm you can order from the Artist Point menu and the star of the show are their warm donuts. In the paper bag were seven warm sugared donuts filled with a lingonberry jam. On the side was a rich coffee chocolate ganache. Sadly when writing up these show notes and checking on the menu, the filling of these seems to have changed... but try them - as I am sure they will be delicious.

Carolwood Pacific Room
For a close link to Walt, whilst at the Wilderness Lodge, you must visit the Carolwood Pacific Room. There you will find a small collection of artefacts linking Walt to his love of trains. It is just past the gift shop and down the pathway to Boulder Ridge Villas.

Homecoming Kitchen Another restaurant first for us was Chef Art Smiths Homecoming Kitchen. Whilst we have reviewed here a few times on the podcast, I personally had not been. Well the portions and quality are the reason why you need to visit. Simple southern food that is cooked well with lots of added love.

Signature Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Feta and Watermelon Summer Salad
Amorettes
Of course we couldn't visit Disney Springs without visiting our favourite cake shop (pardon me - patisserie!). As always, we had a delightful selection to choose from but you know what? I can't help but always having the same petit cake!
Food and Wine
This year was a first for us - neither of us had been to the Food and Wine festival and we had a great day but wish we would have visited a couple more times. The food on offer is of such a wide variety and some posing better value than others.  So my top tip is to hang around the book and check out what others are having! Anyway, here are my two top picks!
Chocolate Tart from The Chocolate Studio
We also went to a cookery demonstration by chef Valorie Entres. We booked this as a pastry class, so we were a little disappointed that is had turned in to being about bagels. However, Valarie was a gem and she did a great talk and boy those bagels were delicious!
So I hope we have given you some thought for thought for when you are planning your next trip to Walt Disney World! Remember, you can always email us to ask us a specific question and we will try our best to help.

You can reach our wonder guest, Thomas Allison via Twitter and Instagram @thecruisedudes or visit his website www.thecruisedudes.com for advice, information and everything you will ever need to find out about cruise ship vacations. Also, don't forget his digital magazine Sea Wind Mag can be found in the app store and on google play or visiting www.seawindmag.com
 
Our social media links are:
Twitter @DisDreamGirls and @JaynePhipps
Facebook - search for Disney Dream Girls
Email - info@disneydreamgirls.com

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If you choose to support us financially (via Patreon) we offer a range of incentives and our eternal thanks for your support. 
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisneyDreamGirls