Sunday, 20 October 2019

DDG 282 A reMARKably Chatty Disney Show

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 282 for Sunday 20th October 2019.  If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us in iTunesLibsyn, on Stitcher Radio or via any good podcast catching app.
On this week's show, we chat through a range of topics before sharing an interview with our friend and long-time listener - Anthony Markham. 

Breakfast At Walt Disney World
Our friend and listener, Angie Mills asked us where should she consider for breakfast when she visits Walt Disney World. In answering, we considered the price, ADR availability, food options and any other perks that come with eating at such a location.  Below you will find a summary of our answer - to get greater details - listen to the podcast!

Non-Character Options
All of these prices include the sales tax but (unless stated) do not include the tip.  Depending on the service received, a tip could be anything between 15 and 20% of the overall meal cost.
Breakfast Skillet at Whispering Canyon
Whispering Canyon endless skillet $23.43
Ale & Compass breakfast buffet  $24.50 .
The Wave breakfast buffet $26.63
Trail's End breakfast buffet $28.76
Boma breakfast buffet $30.89
California Grill Brunch $101.18
Entrees At The California Grill Brunch
Character-Based Options
Each eatery tends to have a theme and where some may have the fab five, their outfits will differ due to the theme. 
Offerings at Cape May Cafe
Cape May Cafe $43.67
Garden Grill $43.67
Hollywood & Vine $43.67
Crystal Palace $43.67
Ohana $43.67
1900 Park Fare $46.86
Chef Mickey's $55.38
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall $55.38
Cinderella's Royal Table $75.38 (tip included)
Interior at Cinderella's Round Table
Where would you be going? Listen in over the next few weeks to find out where Angie took her family!
Next on the show, we have our friend Anthony Markham and he shares details about a trio of trips that he has booked to go to Walt Disney World. 

As we were recording this (Sunday 11th October) he was about to set off on his travels so below, are some pictures that he kindly sent us during whilst on his trip!
Well, that's just about it for this week, as usual, you can contact us via Email: info@disneydreamgirls.com Follow our posts on Twitter @DisDreamGirls and Instagram @disdreamgirls. Plus don't forget our Facebook page by searching Disney Dream Girls.

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Sunday, 13 October 2019

281 Disney for kids, for foodies and the wallet conscious

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 281 for Sunday 13th October 2019.  If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us in iTunesLibsyn, on Stitcher Radio or via any good podcast catching app. On this week's show, we chat through a range of topics before sharing an interview with Tiffany, Daniel and Abigail Morse. Then we end the show talking about Ohana.

Little Mermaid Takes Over The Coral Reef
When we heard the brief details sent out - i.e. just changing the names of food we were a tad disappointed so we decided to talk through how we envisage this! We would love Ursula to meet and greet with a set backdrop and perhaps Prince Eric and Ariel could wander around. May be even a Sebastian being brough out under a cloche! What do you think? What other restaurants would you like to have turned over to this style of dinner event?

Halloween Disney Delights to Tantalise and Terrorise
Next, we share some top treats to try whilst in the parks during the Halloween season. What do you want to try?

The Morse Family
We welcome back to the show, Tiffany and her children Daniel and Abigail and what a delightful chat we had! Abigail and Daniel presented a list of their top eateries and these were places that they highly recommend for kids.
Then Tiffany shares details about her visit to Walt Disney World and how she found Galaxy's Edge on Opening Day.
Ohana This August, Michelle (together with her husband Tom and Tommy and Lena) ate dinner at Ohana.
The price for Ohana is $55 (approximately including tax but not tip) or one dining credit. It is one of those reservations you have to make at the round about 180 day pre-trip mark.
The meal starts with pineapple bread, then salad, stir-fry vegetables, pork dumplings, chicken wings and noodles.
Then, the endless supply skewers - sirloin steak, chicken and shrimp.
To close the meal is their famous bread pudding with banana and caramel sauce.  
The meal was delicious and if you have a big appetite then you will definately get value for money.  However, for people like myself, with smaller appetites, it is a lot of money. So... how about visiting the Tambu Lounge - which is next door - then ordering from their menu. You are able to get a single serve skewer (it comes with a trio of the protein offerings) for $13, the bread, noodles and the dessert. This would be my top tip and also - no reservation is needed!

Another consideration, is that we felt the service was incredibly rushed - in and out in 70 minutes. Have you eaten here? Is it a must do?

Well that's just about it for this week, as usual, you can contact us via Email: info@disneydreamgirls.com Follow our posts on Twitter @DisDreamGirls and Instagram @disdreamgirls. Plus don't forget our Facebook page by searching Disney Dream Girls.

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Sunday, 6 October 2019

280 - Angie Mills Talks Disney

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 280 for Sunday 6th October 2019.  If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us in iTunesLibsyn, on Stitcher Radio or via any good podcast catching app.
On this week's show, Michelle and Jayne start off by chatting through some Disney news. Then they share an interview with Angie Mills, who talks about how her WDW plans were nearly scuppered by the collapse of Thomas Cook and then Angie reviews Villages Nature in Disneyland Paris. 

Jayne Attends Feel The Force Event in Peterborough
Jayne looks amazing as Governor Pryce!

Price Increases
Snack prices have increased at the Magic Kingdom... can you believe that a Mickey bar is now $6!!

Princess Leia Bun-Inspired Ears
Do we usually love all of the Her Universe merchandise - especially Jayne but we both totally agreed these were not for us as they reminded us of a UK breakfast favourite!  

Angie Mills - The Discussion
Angie and her family booked a trip to Walt Disney World - with Disney. However, the flights she got were with UK tour operator - Thomas Cook. Sadly, the company collapsed leaving travellers in a confused state. After many calls back and forth, Disney (via a great cast member Sadie) were able to offer the family indirect flights so that here October dream trip could go ahead. 

Moving on from that, she discusses some of the things that she is looking forward to such as seeing Pandora for the first time and attending Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.
Then, she moved on to reviewing her trip to Villages Nature in Disneyland Paris.  This was the first time she and her family had stayed there and the resort had plus and negative elements. 
Then what she enjoyed doing in the parks. One of these things is taking park photographs. These will be used at a later date as part of her upholstery business and she can be contacted via @ajmills9

Well thats just about it for this week, as usual, you can contact us via Email: info@disneydreamgirls.com Follow our posts on Twitter @DisDreamGirls and Instagram @disdreamgirls. Plus don't forget our Facebook page by searching Disney Dream Girls.


Finally, if you want additional content from the show why not consider joining our Patreon supporters. To find out more visit Disney Dream Girls Patreon Page.