Sunday, 13 August 2017

Disney Dream Girls 172 - Planning For A Disney Trip

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for show number 172 for Sunday 13th August 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 Ashley Kennedy Turn (from WDW Happy Place Podcast) and together with Jayne we look at some news items that caught our eye this week then we look at how Michelle has planned her Walt Disney World Trip.

WDW Happy Place Podcast
Wife and husband duo Sam and Ashley have been podcasting about their Happy place for over 300 episodes. They have been fortunate enough to travel to both American parks and have been on several Disney cruises. Michelle is incredibly fortunate to have met up with them on past trips as well as assembling with them to form the Earvengers Podcast.  To fin their podcast, click here WDW Happy Place.

Disney News
ED92 rumoured on Twitter that the Walt Disney Studios will be hosting a Cusine of France event in the area by the Ratatouille attraction. This will be held in September and will showcase the fine wine and delicious regional cuisine.
 Hong Kong Disneyland is to close its Buzz Lightyear attraction at the end of August and to retheme it to being Marvel based.   

19th August is PhotoPass day in Walt Disney World and as mentioned on the podcast, here is the full list of the photo opportunities and magic shots.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Character Experiences:

  • Meeko joins Pocahontas at Character Landing on Discovery Island
  • Timon joins Rafiki at Rafiki’s Planet Watch
  • Princess Atta joins Flik at Discovery Island near Creature Comforts
Photo opportunities:

  • Dream Big Princess photo backdrop before the park entrance (daylight hours only)
  • Jungle Book Magic Shot near Yak & Yeti Restaurant
  • Visit the PhotoPass photographer in DinoLand U.S.A. from 9-10 p.m. to have magical Mickey light effects added to your photo 
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Character Experiences:

  • The Queen from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” Maleficent, and Cruella de Vil will meet with guests at Sunset Showcase. This opportunity will be available from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Photo opportunities:

  • Dream Big Princess photo backdrop outside the Theater of the Stars (daylight hours only)
  • Poison Apple Magic Shot on Sunset Boulevard
  • Fisheye lens in the Chinese Theatre Courtyard area.
Magic Kingdom Park
Character Experiences:

  • Dopey joins Snow White at Town Square Courtyard
  • Captain Hook joins Peter Pan in Fantasyland
Photo opportunities:

  • Cinderella’s Coach in Fantasyland
  • “Tangled” light painting photo opportunity near Ariel’s Grotto (available after dark)
  • Mickey Mouse Magic Shot on the bridge near Fairytale Garden
  • Main Street Vehicle near the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor (available in the morning and early afternoon)
Character Experiences:

  • Genie will join Princess Jasmine in the Morocco Pavilion
  • Mushu will join Mulan in the China Pavilion
Photo opportunities:

  • Dream Big Princess photo backdrop near Epcot Character Spot (daylight hours only)
  • Baymax Animated Magic Shot with the PhotoPass photographer located near Mouse Gear and the Fountain of Nations
  • Fisheye lens near the fountain close to the entrance to Spaceship Earth   
Disney Springs
Photo opportunities:

  • Dream Big Princess photo backdrop next to the Marketplace Stage
  • Fairy Wings Magic Shot from the PhotoPass photographer roaming around the Marketplace near Tren-D (available from 1-10:30 p.m.)
  • You can also visit the Disney PhotoPass Studio at Disney Springs to enjoy special $99.95 plus shipping pricing on a Personalized Storybook now through August 20!
Walt Disney World Trip
On 18th August Michelle will be travelling to Florida for a hopefully a memorable trip to Walt Disney World and join us for a walk through some of the highlights of the trip. Along the way we discuss how Fastpass Plus has improved scheduling, how to save money on flights and accomodation plus lots more!
Meeting Mickey 2016
Thomas Allison, Michelle Young, Ashley and Sam Turner 2016

We will be holding an informal meet up day in Walt Disney World at EPCOT on Thursday 31st August 2017 as we stroll around the Food and Wine Festival. 

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