Sunday, 16 September 2018

DDG 227 - Walt Disney World Trip

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 227 for Sunday 16th September 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!


Arrival at The Magic Kingdom was a euphoric moment
Coming up on todays show, Michelle starts to review her Walt Disney World trip with some of the stories and experiences she was able to have at one of the happiest places on earth!So where to start? I suppose the very beginning and the trip to the airport. I live in West Yorkshire, which is in the Northern part of England. Despite being only 8 miles from an airport, prices forced me to drive 210 miles south to fly from Gatwick Airport. Using airline points, I was able to save £450 so the journey was definately worth it for me. 


Prior to the trip, I played a game with listeners to guess the weight of the cases. Admittedly, in hindsight - yes I took too many items of clothing but I live and hopefully learn! On the outbound trip the prize was won by Caroline Gray (her guess was 39.5kgs and the actual was 39.3kgs) and on the return trip Kevin Curtis Allen (actual weight was 52.kg).
The hotel I stayed in for the initial leg of the trip was All Star Movies. I must say that I was impressed with the room. It was clean, comfortable and had sufficient storage for my luggage! We chose to not have housekeeping had this resulted in a $50 gift card for our 6 night stay. If I had to say one negative about the room - it would be I found it a little dark.
During the first week I had at Walt Disney World, I was able to visit all four parks,as well as Typhoon Lagoon. The crowd levels where not too horrendous and we used the Fast Pass Plus system to ensure when we had used our three pre-booked fastpasses that we obtained a further to enable us to ride without long waits. Alternatively, if we saw an attraction with a short queue - we rode. 

A big highlight was visiting the dress shop at Disney Springs with my friend Katherine. We had such fun trying on all the dresses! I will write up and share pictures on a separate post.

Another highlight was the food and no doubt I will be talking about this for many weeks to come! A big mention must be the carrot cake cookie which not longer resembles a cookie but a monster double decker slab of cake with frosting inside!
Something new for me was Toy Story Land. It is such a fun place to be and the new attraction - Slinky Dog Dash - is a big hit. That is about it now for this weeks post. If you want to get in touch with us, you can: 
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Sunday, 9 September 2018

DDG 226 - Adulting on The Disney Cruise Line

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 226 for Sunday 9th September 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! On this weeks show, Michelle begins to share details of her three-week Walt Disney World/Disney Cruise Line trip starting with the week she had on the Disney Fantasy.
First, lets begin with the journey fromWalt Disney World to Port Canaveral. As we wanted to get onboard as soon as we could, we booked a private limo service. It cost $200 for the four of us and we managed to get to the port for just past 10am.
Once we had queued to check in, we lined up again to meet Minnie in her super cute Cruise Line attire. Then we had a wait of around fifteen minutes for our boarding time to arrive!
Once onboard, we headed straight to the adult pool and ordered a drink to relax and begin to unwind in readiness for the week ahead.  
On the first afternoon, we took the opportunity to take advantage of the kids clubs having an open house. Whilst it was fun to go in and look inside, there were no actual activities taking place. 
Then Michelle moved the discussion to whether there was enough for adults to do onboard. In this section, Michelle discussed the various different lounges.

That then wraps up this weeks show. We hope you have enjoyed listening and as usual our social media links are:
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Sunday, 2 September 2018

DDG 225 - An Animal Kingdom Adventure with a Gal Disney

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 225 for Sunday 2nd September 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!
These show notes are shorter than our ususal show notes due to Michelle's travel commitments. 
Photo Credit @GalDisney40

On this weeks show, we welcome our guest Disney blogger @GalDisney40 aka Lis to the show to share her experiences about  a very exciting new Animal Kingdom tour she was able to do earlier this year. 


On the show she shares lots of details about the tour - both the positive and negative elements and there were surprises along the way.

If you would like to read her blog about the trip, it can be found by using this link https://galdisney40.wordpress.com/2018/07/16/disneys-ultimate-night-of-adventure-vip-tour-in-animal-kingdom/ 

That then wraps up this weeks show. We hope you have enjoyed listening and as usual our social media links are:

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So until next time, it is goodbye from us!