Sunday, 17 June 2018

Disney Dream Girls 214 - A Trio of Disney Theme Parks

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 214 for Sunday 17th June 2018. If you want to listen, whilst you read these notes, all you have to do is press the green triangle on the audio player below. Alternatively, why not listen to us via iTunes, Stitcher Radio or any podcast catching place!

On this weeks show, we have a trio of theme parks to discuss! Firstly Michelle and Jayne talk about some of the ideas they had on what they would do with their Dads at Walt Disney World. The, Tommy Allison (from the Dis Geek Podcast and the Cruise Dudes) shares his review of the recently re-opened Pirates of the Carribean attraction in Disneyland. Finally, we close the show with Mark Petar (of IMDO Podcast) to talk about the latest from Disneyland Paris.
Before we begin, lets wish all of our dads a Happy Fathers Day! And we dug out this fabulous video to help you celebrate.
So, if we were in Walt Disney World with our Dads where would we take them? Michelle had the idea of a cooked breakfast. On the show she discusses the many delights that can be found at Ragland Road in Disney Springs. From a full Irish breakfast to some of their lighter offerings.

Another breakfast idea, was to pop to Art Smiths Homecomin because they have just started a Sunday brunch! For fabulous sized portions and tasty fair - you can not go wrong.
Jayne decided to look into the Star Wars options available in the parks, if you choose to pay for a hard ticket event. Unfortunately, since our previous review of the Star Wars Guided Tour changes have been made and it no longer includes entry to the dessert party. There has been a price reduction to just under $100 but we feel the value is not in this tour anymore.
However, there is the Star Wars Galactic Dessert party and at $79 there could be value if you ensure you hit all of the alcoholic beverages.
Photo Credit @SeenUnseenD
Moving away from Fathers Day, we talk about the newly refreshed Pirates of the Carribean attraction in Disneyland. They in the process of introducing Fastpass and as you can see from the picture that as of writing it is not operational.
There have been some big improvements as well as some controversal ones ; namely, the introduction of Redd. We discuss these on the show. Also, what us your pirate name - let us know!
Photo Credit Tommy Allison
Then we move over to Disneyland Paris to talk about what is new there. 
One of the interesting changes is all of the new foods that they are bringing in that is themed to Marvel. Our guest Mark Petar shares his thoughts with us. 
So that just about wraps up this weeks show! We hope you have enjoyed our Disney musings this week. We will be back next week with more Disney fun!

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Monday, 11 June 2018

Disney Dream Girls 213 - Fandaze in Disneyland Paris

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 213 for Sunday 10th June 2018. If you want to listen, whilst you read these notes, all you have to do is press the green triangle on the audio player below. Alternatively, why not listen to us via iTunes, Stitcher Radio or any podcast catching place!
Coming up on this weeks show, Michelle is joined by Mark Petar of the IMDO Podcast to talk about his experiences about attending the inaugural Fandaze event that was held in Disneyland Paris on the weekend of 2nd/3rd June 2018.
Those of you who listen regularly to the show, you will know Mark is an avid character fan. He himself states that he has frequently waited in excess of three hours for a character opportunity. So when Disney announced this event and that there were to be special packages with exclusive meets, it was inevitable that Mark would be booking to attend.
First meet and greet for Oswald and Ortensia
Once he had been able to secure his package to attend the event (which he details the contents of this on the podcast). His first thoughts were to what to wear! 

After much discussion between him and his partner Alyssa, they decided to make their own outfits as a homeage to the event rather than an outright Disney bound. At some point in the near future, Alyssa will be looking into selling custom-made outfits but for now you can always purchase a pair of her bespoke ears via @Queen_Ursula_uk
With outfits sourced and made, it was off to the event. As this was an inaugural event, Mark admits there were things Disney could have done better. However, he said it was a fantastic event for Disneyland Paris. 
Max Live was a highlight
A must was to meet Roger Rabbit

In their Fandaze best attire
If you want to read more about the Fandaze event, Alyssa goes into great detail on her blog https://queenursulauk.com/. Alternatively, you can follow Mark @FuseMP and find his Podcast IMDO in all good podcast catching places.
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Sunday, 3 June 2018

Disney Dream Girls 212 - Spoiler free Solo, strollers and Disney Chat

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 212 for Sunday 3rd June 2018. If you want to listen, whilst you read these notes, all you have to do is press the green triangle on the audio player below. Alternatively, why not listen via iTunes, Stitcher Radio or any podcast catching place!

Coming up on todays show, Michelle and Jayne chat through a range of Disney topics. For your benefit, we have sumarised some of these below. 

Swan and Dolphin Hotels
As mentioned in our On This Week In Disney History Segment, The Swan and Dolphin hotels opened in 1990. On the show, we share a very short version of the back story for this Walt Disney World set of hotels. As Michelle has personal experience of staying here, if you would like to find out more - please drop us a message.  

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Both of us has now seen the much anticipated film and as usual you will not get any spoilers from us! However, what we will say is that the cast did a fabulous job as the acting was top notch. Sadly, Michelle kept her movie going sleep fest going and nodded off after a mere 47 minutes!

Incredible Summer Promotion
This Summer sees the eagerly anticipated Incredibles 2 being released in the cinema, Disney is rolling out a range of fun meets and things to do in theme parks. For us, a highlight surely will be the meet and greet! 
Super Stretch Burger
Crepe Sundae
To find out more... give the show a listen as we chat about some of the food offerings!

Steakhouse 55 Afternoon Tea
There is a new themed tea offered at the Disneyland Hotel. Does the picture give you a clue? Yes that is right - it is a Pixar themed tea for $55. Are you going to go? Please let us know your thoughts!

Thats about it for these show notes - dont forget to give us a listen too!

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Sunday, 27 May 2018

Disney Dream Girls 211 - Life is a Dream with Becky Manion

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 211 for Sunday 27th May 2018. If you want to listen, whilst you read these notes, all you have to do is press the green triangle on the audio player below. Alternatively, why not listen via iTunes, Sticher Radio or any podcast catching place!
Coming up on this weeks show, Michelle is joined by our much loved friend - Becky Manion.  Becky is a self confessed holiday-a-holic and she loves nothing more than going on a Disney holiday and sharing everything about it.
On her most recent trip, Becky travelled to Walt Disney World and had a Saratoga Springs Stay with a mini Disney Cruise (on the Disney Dream) inbetween. For the full details - listen to the show. However, below we have some highlights for you!
A highlight for Becky was the Palo Brunch. It is not offered everyday - on her experience - just sea days. It has an upcharge cost of $30 however, that does include a mimosa on arrival, food from the buffet and hot selections from the menu. 
Becky was particularly impressed with the vast selection of foods. From breads, cheeses and characturie to pastries and cereals. There was an ample dessert bar where Becky food an array of delightfully treats. This trip, Becky had also eaten brunch at the California Grill (which has an upcharge of $80) and Becky said it stood up favourably in comparision.
Some of Becky's family are vegans. So on the podcast she talks about the accomodations that Disney made in order that they were catered for. From special curries to pancakes - they were very impressed.
As well as talking about the cruise, Becky gives her opinion on Pandora and shares a touch of Disney magic that she was able to do. 
So that is it for our chat with Becky. It wouldn't be the Disney Dream Girls Podcast without some foodie chat but for the full infomation on that you will have to listen to the podcast!

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Disney Dream Girls 210 - EPCOT Future World Tour

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 210 for Sunday 20th May 2018. If you want to listen, whilst you read these notes, all you have to do is press the green triangle on the audio player below. Alternatively, why not listen via iTunes, Sticher Radio or any podcast catching place!
Coming up on this weeks show, we have our usual On The Week In Disney History feature as well as a review of EPCOTs Future World with our guests Kat and Lewis from the Dis Down Under Podcast. 

When we think about EPCOT we all immediately think of the stunning park icon. Well here are some facts you may or may not already know about our much loved Space Ship Earth.

It is a geodesic sphere that is supported by three pairs of 'legs'. Theoretically, there should be 11,520 isosceles triangles that make up the sphere however some of these are partialy on not even present due to doorways and such forth.
Inside the sphere, is the attraction Space Ship Earth. This attraction opened on 1st October 1982 and takes guests on a journey through how communication has evolved over the years. Guests sit two to a car and a narrator explains the advancements. There is even a photo op and the opportunity at the end of the attraction to send a postcard home!
Another big draw to the future world part of the park is the pavilions of The Seas and Land. Both house attractions but I must admit you will find the longer queues inside the Land! Here you will find Soarin and Living with the Land. Over in the Seas you will find a very cute dark ride called The Seas with Nemo and Friends and an interactive show called Turtle Talk with Crush.
Near to the Land pavilion you will find Journey into Imagination. This is an attraction where you explore how imagination should be set free and you guide for the experience is a purple and orange dragon called Figment.
Innoventions is a practical area where edutainment can happen. From displays and hands on opportunities it is a great place for families to explore scientific principles together.
Finally, down to the last two attractions: Test Track and Mission Space.  Test Track is gives the rider the opportunity to create their own vehicle and then test it (under a range of driving conditions) against other guests in the vehicle. This is a must do as it has a top speed of just over 60mph.
Finally, Mission Space offers the opportunity to become an astronaut on a mission beyond the earth! The attraction has two options: orange and green. Green is a less intense option and gives views (from the spacecraft) of icons around the world whereas orange is very intensive and ends with a landing on Mars. It is a centrifugual spinner attraction and it is advised to follow the health warnings given.
So that is Future World. However, it wouldn't be the Disney Dream Girls Podcast without some foodie chat but for the full infomation on that you will have to listen to the podcast!

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Disney Dream Girls 209 - A Mixed Bag of Disney Chat

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 209 for Sunday 13th May 2018. If you want to listen, whilst you read these notes, all you have to do is press the green triangle on the audio player below. Alternatively, why not listen via iTunes, Sticher Radio or any podcast catching place!
On this weeks podcast,  Michelle and Jayne take the opportunity to delve through some news items that caught their eye.

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Sunday, 6 May 2018

Disney Dream Girls 208 - Trio of Disney Theme Parks

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 208 for Sunday 6th May 2018. If you want to listen, whilst you read these notes, all you have to do is press the green triangle on the audio player below. Alternatively, why not listen via iTunes, Sticher Radio or any podcast catching place!

Coming up on this weeks podcast, we have this week in Disney news, top planning tips for a Disney Trip (mainly focussing on Walt Disney World), a review of everything you need to know about Pixar Fest in the Disneyland Resort and finishing the show with Fan Daze Disneyland Paris chat.

Pixar Fest
Our good friend Tommy Allison (from the Disgeek and Cruise Dudes podcasts) joins Michelle to talk through Pixar Fest.

Both parks at the Disneyland Resort are beautifully and subtely dressed in the red, yellow and blue Pixar colours.
Disneyland is hosting the Pixar Play Parade, which has let go the Anna and Elsa float and replaced it with new Pixar floats. In addition, there is a new firework show with amazing projections to enjoy being shown on to the buildings of Main Street.
Food and drink features heavily in the offerings with new sipper cups and popcorn buckets as well as lots of themed food. 
Tommy highly recommends Carnation Cafe to try their 'TV Dinner'.
Meanwhile over in Disney California Adventure, the park has an amazing meet and greet that I am sure everyone will want to get!
Again, there are themed foods and drinks and this week saw the introduction of what is an amazing soft serve, which Tommy says is going to be as big as the Dole Whip! The Pixar Pier speciality parfait has the right amount of tart and sweet to make this a very refreshing snack.

We cover lots more on the podcast so why not give it a listen and if you want to share your pictures or comments why not visit and chat with us on Facebook.

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