Sunday, 5 April 2020

308 Three Dream Girls and a whole lot of breakfasts

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 308, for Sunday the 5th April 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 via any good podcast catching apps. 


On this week's show, we are joined by the lovely Becky Manion to review a trio of Disney brunches that she enjoyed during a recept Walt Disney World trip. In addition, we also talk about what is happening regarding annual passes and Disney staff as well as ending the show with how we are filling our days with Disney. 

We start with the brunch at Chef Art Smiths.
The menu option is a la carte or one Disney dining credit. We go through the menu and discuss the options and Becky reveals what she tried. 
Becky ordered the chicken and doughnuts

We all agreed that the food and drink options were very tempting and all of us said that we would like to visit here.

The next brunch was the Bon Voyage Breakfast at the Trattoria al Forno restaurant. 

This is a set price meal ($45 for adults) and consisted of pastries, a main course, and a beverage. It starts at 7.30am and runs till midday.
Pastries for the table
Becki's order of pancakes
The big draw, of course, is the character interaction. Here you can meet Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Ariel, and Prince Eric.
Alas, Becky was not impressed. Her food was quite dry and thought the price point was (although comparable to other character breakfasts) too steep for the food offered. 

Next, our final eatery - Le Cellier. They were offering a special brunch during the Festival of the Arts. 

Their meal started with a bowl of pastries for the table. 
Then an entree, dessert, and coffee. In her party, they enjoyed the eggs benedict and the avocado toast. To finish, she tried the coffee and doughnuts whilst her dad had the creme brulee.  
The brunch was offered 11am till 3pm and was 2 dining credits or $67. Becky found the restaurant a little dark - especially when it was a lovely sunny day outside and she didn't really want to be inside. 
The food was nice but worth the $67 - no as for a bit more she could have enjoyed the far superior brunch at the California Grill. 

After enjoying talking through all of the food, we looked at some available merchandise - have you seen the new dip-dye spirit jersey? 
We end the show talking about how we are filling our days with Disney. What are you doing?

That is about it for this week. Don't forget our Facebook page by searching Disney Dream Girls and you can also find us on Twitter and Instagram under @DisDreamGirls
Find Becky via @Becky_Manion and her blog https://whatbeckydidblog.com/


But you can hear about more of Becky's travels on past shows including shows 211, 279.

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Friday, 3 April 2020

307 Favourites from the Disney Theme Parks

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 307. If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us on iTunes, Libsyn, Stitcher Radio or via any good podcast catching apps. 


On this week's show, we welcome back the lovely duo of Kat and Lewis from Dis Down Under to chat through some of our Disney favourites.
That is about it for these very short show notes (sorry but workload got the better of us this week). Don't forget our Facebook page by searching Disney Dream Girls and you can also find us on Twitter and Instagram under @DisDreamGirls

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Tuesday, 24 March 2020

306 Festival of The Lion King with Angie

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 306, which is a bonus midweek show for you guys to enjoy. If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us on iTunes, Libsyn, Stitcher Radio or via any good podcast catching apps. 
Michelle fancied some Disney daydreaming, so she rallied Angie Mills into action and the two of them hopped over to the Animal Kingdom to watch the Festival of the Lion King. 
We hope you enjoy the show and if you do, let us know and perhaps another Disney daydreaming pop-up show. 

The Disney Dreams Girls is a weekly podcast, where the hosts - Michelle and Jayne - are your guides to the place where dreams begin. If you want to find out more about the show or would like to contact them, their social media links are below.

Via Email: info@disneydreamgirls.com 


Twitter @DisDreamGirls and Instagram @disdreamgirls. 

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Sunday, 22 March 2020

305 Disney Theme Park Escapism

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 305 for Sunday 22nd March 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 via any good podcast catching app. 
On this week's show, we chat about some Disney merchandise that has caught our eyes, we share a couple of 'on this day in Disney history' items, daydream about attractions before ending the show with another track from Tom Ameen. 

Pretty Woman
Can you believe that on the 23rd March 1990 Touchstone pictures released Pretty Woman! Thirty years on it still seems very current!
Country Bears in Disneyland
On 24th March 1972, this much-loved attraction opened in Disneyland. Are you a fan that misses its presence?

Bags
Whether you want to splurge on a Dooney and Bourke or a opt for a Lounge Fly design we share a few of our favourites.



Easter Plush
These are being offered at a bit of a reduced price right now so get them while you can!

Game info!
Jayne shares some details about a new board game she has just purchased. 

Pecos Bills
When in Walt Disney World, Jayne and her family love to visit this eatery. Why? Well, it caters for all of her families needs. It has an extensive menu that can be enhanced via the toppings bar.


Hungry Bear Restaurant
When in Disneyland, Michelle loves this eatery. In fact, it is a must-visit place to eat. Whilst the menu isn't as large as Jayne's choice, it has chicken, fish, meat and plant-based options. In addition, it has a Californian favourite - a funnel cake. 
We end the show, with another track from our friend Tom Ameen so I hope you enjoy The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers.

The Disney Dreams Girls is a weekly podcast, where the hosts - Michelle and Jayne - are your guides to the places where dreams begin. If you want to find out more about the show or would like to contact them, their social media links are below.


Via Email: info@disneydreamgirls.com 


Twitter @DisDreamGirls and Instagram @disdreamgirls. 

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Finally, if you want additional content over and above our weekly show,  why not consider joining our Patreon supporters. They receive extra shows as well as many other benefits.  To find out more visit Disney Dream Girls Patreon Page.

Sunday, 15 March 2020

304 - Tom Ameen and His Take on Disney Music

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 304 for Sunday 15th March 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 via any good podcast catching app. 
This week's show was recorded prior to the announcement by Disney to close their theme parks in Paris, Orlando and Anaheim. 

Joyce  Carlson
We start the show with a tribute to this Disney Legend as part of International Woman's Day. 

She was an integral part of the team that brought us iTs A Small World and her talents can be also seen in other attractions and Disney films alike. 

Tom Ameen
To is a very dear friend of ours and also an incredibly talented musician who has put his piano playing talents to good use to record a number of beautiful albums (over the past few years) and these feature his own music as well as music from the theme parks, Disney songbooks and Star Wars.

We were very blessed to be approached by Tom to share some of the tracks on his latest album with our Disney Dream Girls family so we hope you enjoy this show. 

To Find Tom on Twitter @TomAmeen or Instagram @TomAmeenMusic The tracks are available to listen to via Spotify and are available to purchase via iTunes. 

We then have a little foodie chat, unveiling some of the tantalising treats heading our way at Pym Kitchen over at Disney California Adventure. 
The Impossible Spoonful (plant based)
Pym-ini
The Not So Little Chicken Sandwich
Infinity Stone Dessert and Sweet Spiral Rations
The Disney Dreams Girls is a weekly podcast, where the hosts - Michelle and Jayne - are your guides to the places where dreams begin. If you want to find out more about the show or would like to contact them, their social media links are below.
Via Email: info@disneydreamgirls.com 


Twitter @DisDreamGirls and Instagram @disdreamgirls. Plus don't forget our Facebook page by searching Disney Dream Girls

Finally, if you want additional content over and above our weekly show,  why not consider joining our Patreon supporters. They receive extra shows as well as many other benefits.  To find out more visit Disney Dream Girls Patreon Page.

Sunday, 8 March 2020

303 - Disney Cruising and The Disney Dining Plan

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 303 for Sunday 8th March 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 via any good podcast catching app. 
Coming up on this week's show, we have a guest interview, a discussion on Mulan and then the cherry on our show sundae is a discussion about the many tiers on the Disney Dining Plan. 

Erin Foster of the Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line
As Michelle is going on a Disney Cruise, we thought it would be fun to have an expert to discuss life on the ocean waves. So who better than our good friend Erin.
On the show, is talks in general about the Disney Cruise Line as well as answering some of Michelle's questions regarding ports and dining. 
 
Mulan
We discuss that a sneak peek of Mulan is going to available in the parks from Friday 20th March 2020 and the film is released in the UK and USA on 27th March 2020. If you haven't seen these clips - why not take a peek now! Click on these links to view now!
Disney Dining Plan
We then move on to talk about the changes to the Disney Dining Plan - these are detailed below.

Quick Service Dining Plan
$55 per adult
2 counter service meals
2 snacks
A refillable mug

Standard Dining Plan
$78.01
One counter service meal
One sit-down meal 
Two snacks
A refillable mug

Disney Dining Plan Plus
$94.61
Two meals of your choice - whether counter or sit down
Two snacks
A refillable mug

Deluxe Disney Dining Plan
$119
Three meals of your choice - whether counter or sit down
Two snacks 
A refillable mug

The Disney Dreams Girls is a weekly podcast, where the hosts - Michelle and Jayne - are your guides to the places where dreams begin. If you want to find out more about the show or would like to contact them, their social media links are below.
Via Email: info@disneydreamgirls.com 

Twitter @DisDreamGirls and Instagram @disdreamgirls. Plus don't forget our Facebook page by searching Disney Dream Girls

Finally, if you want additional content over and above our weekly show,  why not consider joining our Patreon supporters. They receive extra shows as well as many other benefits.  To find out more visit Disney Dream Girls Patreon Page.

Sunday, 1 March 2020

302 Marching on To Disney

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 302 for Sunday 1st March 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 via any good podcast catching app. Bob Iger Stepping Down
This week we had the news that Bob Iger is stepping down as CEO of The Walt Disney Company with immediate effect and current Chairman of Disney Parks, Experience & Products, Bob Chapek, will take over. He will become the 7th CEO in the Walt Disney Company's almost 100 years existence.

Bob Eiger will assume the role of Executive Chairman and direct the company's creative endeavours while leading the board until 31st December 2021.

So what will this mean for Disney? Only time will tell!

Jungle Cruise Guests Get a Sinking Feeling
Bomokandi Bertha started taking in water on the very popular attraction - Jungle Cruise (over in Walt Disney . Disney released a statement in which they said the Reedy Creek Fire Department were on the scene quickly and that they worked with guests to enable them to continue their day.  

New Spirit Jerseys

Jayne has been scouring websites for Disney merchandise. We discuss some of the new ones that are available.

Magic Happens
Jayne managed to view a youtube video of the parade and she shares some of her thoughts of this new Disneyland parade. 


The parade has new music by Todrick Hall (Jayne is a bit of a fan!) and includes some amazing floats, stunning costumes and a very catchy soundtrack. It is full of glam, glitz and plenty of Disney camp.
Premiering officially on 28th February, the parade runs at 3.30pm and 6pm daily and makes its way from 'It's a small world' promenade to Main Street Town Square. Floats feature Mickey & Pals, Moana (even Hei Hei gets a special appearance), Coco, Frozen, Cinderella, Sword in the Stone, Princess & the Frog and Sleeping Beauty.
Many thanks to Tiffany Clontz for these photos - doesn't it look amazing?!!

Food and Wine Festival at DCA
This is running from the 28th of February to 21st April 2020. We will review the menus in full for our Patreon supporters, however, we did mention one or two items on the show.
What Would You Do if You Were CEO?
We discuss some of our listener's ideas on what they would do if they were given this role. Let's hope the message reaches the powers that be at Disney and we see some of these ideas coming in to play.

We end the show by wishing our good friend, David Maruca, a very happy birthday for the 7th March. 

The Disney Dreams Girls is a weekly podcast, where the hosts - Michelle and Jayne - are your guides to the places where dreams begin. If you want to find out more about the show or would like to contact them, their social media links are below.

Via Email: info@disneydreamgirls.com 

Twitter @DisDreamGirls and Instagram @disdreamgirls. Plus don't forget our Facebook page by searching Disney Dream Girls

Finally, if you want additional content over and above our weekly show,  why not consider joining our Patreon supporters. They receive extra shows as well as many other benefits.  To find out more visit Disney Dream Girls Patreon Page. 

Sunday, 23 February 2020

301 A Silly Symphony, Disney Food, Pixar Night and more!

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 301 for Sunday 23rd February 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 via any good podcast catching app. 

Coming up on this week's show, we discuss the Pixar Night and The Disneyland Resort, events at an Under Armour store leaving other shops closed, Mickey and Minnie's Railway, Betsey Johnson's new collection, a Silly Symphony and then end the show with some menu chat from eateries in Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom. 

Pixar Night
This is a special after-hours event on 5th March 2020 starting at 8pm and it runs till midnight at Disney California Adventure. Let's look at what it includes. Well, there's a dance party, themed food and character meets. Make sure you look out for the Photo Pass Photographers!
Have you plans to attend?

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway
So what do we know about this already? It opens on 4th March 2020 at Disney Hollywood Studios and on the show, we aired some thoughts of castmembers who have already had a ride.

Have you a Fastpass already?

Betsey Johnson
Known for her vibrant pieces, Betsey Johnson launched her collection at the Dress Show in Downtown Disney on 21st February 2020 and we can't wait to see what it includes!

Silly Symphony
Click the link to enjoy this wonderful Silly Symphony - You Tube credit to Old Classic Cartoons. 
The Practical Pig 

Columbia Harbour House

Jayne's must-eats:
Grilled salmon or the shrimp skewer

Michelle's must-eats:
New England Clam Chowder

Red Rose Tavern

Jayne's must-eats:
Beast's Angus Pastrami Burger

Michelle's must-eats:
Enchanted Cauli-Flower Sandwich

Universal Studios Hollywood
This Christmas, Michelle was able to have a private tour of the studio lots at Universal Hollywood. Listen to the show to head some of the highlights of this. 
The Disney Dreams Girls is a weekly podcast, where the hosts - Michelle and Jayne - are your guides to the places where dreams begin. If you want to find out more about the show or would like to contact them, their social media links are below.
Via Email: info@disneydreamgirls.com 

Twitter @DisDreamGirls and Instagram @disdreamgirls. Plus don't forget our Facebook page by searching Disney Dream Girls

Finally, if you want additional content over and above our weekly show,  why not consider joining our Patreon supporters. They receive extra shows as well as many other benefits.  To find out more visit Disney Dream Girls Patreon Page.