Sunday, 24 January 2021

348 - The Jim Korkis Disney History Show

 

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 348, for Sunday 24th January 2021.

If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us on iTunes, Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, or any good podcast catching apps. This week, we are joined by previous guest, prolific Disney author and friend of Michelle's - Jim Korkis

Jim is the author of an array of Disney titles from his hugely popular Vault of Walt series (now on edition 9), to those about Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Walt Disney and now the Disney Cruise Line. 
His next book should be out shortly and is a mix of tales from the Adventurers Club as well as the mythical jungles of Walt Disney World so keep a look out in your usual bookstore!
Photo Credit Walt Disney Family Museum
So what does Jim talk about on the show? Well, he reveals the story of how Walt came to enlist in the Red Cross Ambulance Corps; this to many will be a well-known fact. However, did you know in September of 1918 Walt became very ill and was returned to the family home in Chicago? 
The Disney family home in Chicago - Photo Credit D23
Jim shares all the details on the show including stories of Walt's friendships, recovery and enterprising nature. There are also further details and pictures of Walt's time in the Red Cross available here Red Cross Archives.
Hall of Presidents. Photo Credit Walt Disney World Website
Another story Jim shared was the story of the second inauguration parade of a former president of the United States of America and how it took place in Walt Disney World but you will have to listen in for details. I found this D23 post, which details some of the other connections the Disney company has to American presidents here.
Walt Disney - Photo Credit D23
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On the show, we mention the interview Jim did with our friends over at The Cruise Dudes - catch show 167 here.

Final mention on these show notes, is for our friends, and fellow Earvengers Sam and Ashley (who also were the hosts on WDW Happy Place. They have a Go Fund Me running right now to help with costs associated to his expenses due to a tumour on his kidney. If you can help - visit here.

We hope you enjoyed our chatter and invite you to give your opinions on our Facebook page - find the Disney Dream Girls on Facebook.

If you want to find out more about the show, you can find pictures and show notes available on our website Disney Dream Girls Podcast.

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Sunday, 17 January 2021

347 - The Seth Kubersky Unofficial Guidance


Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 347, for Sunday 17th January 2021.

If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us on iTunes, Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, or any good podcast catching apps.

This week we welcome our friend (and former podcast guest)  Seth Kubersky back to share the latest from our favourite Orlando theme parks.

Seth is the author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2021 and is an avid theme park visitor. 

If you are not aware of these guide books, they offer a wealth of advice. This one, is based around Universal Orlando and has touring advice and exclusively patented, field-tested touring plans that save hours of standing in line in a single day. The guide book is packed with detailed, specific information on every ride, show, and restaurant in the resort. Their Walt Disney World guide will be out soon - so keep looking for it!

Find Seth on Twitter @Skubersky as well as via the Unofficial Guides pages on Facebook and their own website -  https://theunofficialguides.com 

On the show, Seth starts by sharing his opinions on Walt Disney World right now and what is coming ahead. Then, he moves over to Universal Studios and shares his thoughts about there also. 

That is about it for this week and we hope you have enjoyed reading this blog as well as listening to the podcast. You can find us @DisDreamGirls on Instagram and Twitter. We have the Disney Dream Girls page on Facebook as well as the Disney Dream Girls Podcast Family.

You can also subscribe via iTunes to ensure you never miss a show and also, whilst there, why not leave us an iTunes review? Click here for the iTunes page for the Disney Dream Girls.

If you wish to support us financially and keep the show advert free then pop over to Patreon and find out the benefits of doing so, including some additional podcasts.

That's it for this week, so thank you for reading and listening to our Disney musings.

Much love,
Michelle & Jayne xxx

Sunday, 10 January 2021

346 - The Run Disney Weekend

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 346, for Sunday 10th January 2021.

If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us on iTunes, Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, or any good podcast catching apps.

Coming up on this week's show:

  • On This Day In Disney History
  • Some Disney News
  • Chat about this weekends Virtual Run Disney Event

One This Day In Disney History

10th January 1941 The short, Timber - featuring Donald Duck was released. Why not watch it now!


10th January 2001 Disneyland Paris welcomes its one hundred, millionth visitor - the Seyffardt from Germany.

10th January 2016 Inside Out wins the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture at the 73rd annual award ceremony. 

12th January 1628 Charles Perrault was born in Paris, France. In 1697 he published - Tales and Stories of the Past with Morals. You will be familiar with some of his tales - Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty but there are many more. He is credited as the originator of the Fairy Tale Genre.

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

This weekend is a highlight for Disney runers alike but when there is a worldwide pandemic, races can not go ahead. However, this even was moved to a virtual event enabling participants to keep fit and earn a Disney medal. 

We asked some of our Disney Dream Girl Family what Run Disney event they would stage and we share their ideas on the show. Where would you run?

That is about it for this week and we hope you have enjoyed reading this blog as well as listening to the podcast. You can find us @DisDreamGirls on Instagram and Twitter. We have the Disney Dream Girls page on Facebook as well as the Disney Dream Girls Podcast Family.

You can also subscribe via iTunes to ensure you never miss a show and also, whilst there, why not leave us an iTunes review? Click here for the iTunes page for the Disney Dream Girls.

If you wish to support us financially and keep the show advert free then pop over to Patreon and find out the benefits of doing so, including some additional podcasts.

That's it for this week, so thank you for reading and listening to our Disney musings.

Much love,
Michelle & Jayne xxx

Sunday, 3 January 2021

345 The First Show of 2021

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 345, for Sunday 3rd January 2021 and a Happy New Year to all our listeners.

If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us on iTunes, Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, or any good podcast catching apps.
As usual, we start the show with some Disney news and on this day in history, then we move on to our main feature - looking forward to what's new and happening in 2021...and beyond.
 
Here is the promised photo of the golf carts. What do you think of them? Do you play golf when you go to Walt Disney World?
Golf Carts and the Robo Caddy

Over in the Magic Kingdom, Tron Light Cycle is a hotly awaited attraction. Who is excited about this?
Meanwhile over at EPCOT, there is the Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction.
 
Listen to the show and then let us know what you are looking forwards to the most. 

That is about it for this week and we hope you have enjoyed reading this blog as well as listening to the podcast. You can find us @DisDreamGirls on Instagram and Twitter. We have the Disney Dream Girls page on Facebook as well as the Disney Dream Girls Podcast Family.

You can also subscribe via iTunes to ensure you never miss a show and also, whilst there, why not leave us an iTunes review? Click here for the iTunes page for the Disney Dream Girls.

If you wish to support us financially and keep the show advert free then pop over to Patreon and find out the benefits of doing so, including some additional podcasts.

That's it for this week, so thank you for reading and listening to our Disney musings.

Much love,
Michelle & Jayne xxx

Monday, 28 December 2020

344 The WDW Lobby Overview

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 344, for Sunday 27th December 2020. 

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As usual, we start the show with some Disney news and on this day in history, then we move on to our main feature - which resort lobby is the most welcoming?

We  started our journey by looking at polar opposites - All Stars compared to The Contemporary. From this, we were able to pick out that some of the Disney hotels have a similar look but use the set dressings very differently to give the hotel that appropriate 'feel'.

The Contemporary
All Stars

Out of this style of lobby, we both felt we were most at home in the Art of Animation due to the warm colours.

Moving upwards, we discussed the moderate and the delux range of hotel lobby's. There was one clear winner from us - The Wilderness Lodge! So you will have to listen in to find out why!

Which is your favourite WDW lobby?

That is about it for this week and we hope you have enjoyed reading this blog as well as listening to the podcast. You can find us @DisDreamGirls on Instagram and Twitter. We have the Disney Dream Girls page on Facebook as well as the Disney Dream Girls Podcast Family.

You can also subscribe via iTunes to ensure you never miss a show and also, whilst there, why not leave us an iTunes review? Click here for the iTunes page for the Disney Dream Girls.

If you wish to support us financially and keep the show advert free then pop over to Patreon and find out the benefits of doing so, including some additional podcasts.

That's it for this week, so thank you for reading and listening to our Disney musings.

Much love,
Michelle & Jayne xxx

Sunday, 20 December 2020

343 The Pre Christmas Show

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 343, for Sunday 20th December 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 any good podcast catching apps.

On this week's show we have some 'On this day in Disney history', some Disney news and then lots of Disney chat.

Disneyland Paris will be undergoing a castle refurbishment. Watch their video here:

March 3rd til July 5th sees the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival starting - we will share further details when we have them.

Jayne shares details about a new version of Game of Life based on Disney theme parks. Who is excited for this?

We then share a fabulous way to uplevel those Disney boxes in to a People Mover car!

Jayne also adds an item to her Disney wish list - a Star Wars Spirit jersey. 

That is about it for this week and we hope you have enjoyed reading this blog as well as listening to the podcast. You can find us @DisDreamGirls on Instagram and Twitter. We have the Disney Dream Girls page on Facebook as well as the Disney Dream Girls Podcast Family.

If you wish to support us financially and keep the show advert free then pop over to Patreon and find out the benefits of doing so, including some additional podcasts.

That's it for this week, so thank you for reading and listening to our Disney musings.

Much love,
Michelle & Jayne xxx

Sunday, 13 December 2020

342 The Disney Dream Girls

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 342, for Sunday 13th December 2020. 

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Welcome, to this week's Disney Dream Girls Podcast, where we chat through some news, views, and history.

We hope this show offers you a small piece of escapism and entertainment but, as always, please feel free to reach out to us via our social media channels.

We hope you enjoy our chatter and invite you to give your opinions on our Facebook page - find the Disney Dream Girls on Facebook.

If you want to find out more about the show, you can find pictures and show notes available on our website Disney Dream Girls Podcast.

You can also subscribe via iTunes to ensure you never miss a show and also, whilst there, why not leave us an iTunes review? Click here for the iTunes page for the Disney Dream Girls.

Our Contact information is:

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Email info@disneydreamgirls.com

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And we invite you to visit our Patreon Page, to check out the benefits of supporting us.

We are proudly part of the After Dark Podcast Network @TADPodNetwork