Sunday, 28 February 2021

353 - The WDW Transportation Upgrade Discussion

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 353, for Sunday 28th February 2021.

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On this week's show, we invited our friend Len Testa to 'armchair imagineer' a way of improving the Walt Disney World transportation system.

You will no doubt recognise Len from his own podcast - Disney Dish but also from TouringPlans.com

So, how did Len tackle this challenge? At the forefront of his mind was to consider the impact on the environment for the solutions he wanted to champion. 

So he suggested two pathways to connect the resorts to the hotels. With Disney recently completing the Grand Floridian to the Magic Kingdom path, these ideas sounded fantastic.  Would you enjoy a stroll from Animal Kingdom Lodge in to Disney's Animal Kingdom?

The next idea was based around using the Skyway and expanding it into a true network. Below, this map shows the current routes.

The idea being, resorts could be connected to parks, as well as Disney Springs, to alleviate the pressure on the bus system plus taking adventure of this cleaner, and popular, transportation system.

We then moved the conversation to looking at the exisiting transportation systems and considering what could be done to improve them.

What do you think to Len's suggestions? We would love to hear from you with what you think.

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Sunday, 21 February 2021

352 The Successes and Challenges of a Disney Trip

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 352, for Sunday 21st February 2021.

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Donna's WDW trip 

Our friend and listener, Donna went to Walt Disney World and she has given us details on her trip. 

Sucesses:

Snagging a ride on Rise of Resistance and a short wait for Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway.

Using Mobile ordering to get food quickly.

Taking a picture in front of Cinderella's carriage.

Custodial cast member pavement artwork.

Challenges:

Transportation  problems as the bus system - at times - could not manage the numbers of guests.

Lack of food options. 

Not all merchandising places are open.

Not attractions are operating.

No character meets but there are long distance opportunities.

Because of the above points, the queues are longer for the attractions. 

For everything else, make sure you listen to the show!

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Sunday, 14 February 2021

351 The Disney Cake & Cuddles

 

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 351, for Sunday 14th February 2021.

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On this week's show, we share some news, Disney history and we have a rather romantic feature.

News

Over in Walt Disney World we have news about 'Leave a Legacy' re-emerging at Epcot as well as patents being filed for new tech to be used at both the new Space 220 restaurant and the Star Wars hotel Galactic Starcruiser.

Plus another suitably Valentines inspired cake this time from Amorettes Patisseris in Disney Springs; the 'Love is in the Air' petit cake...how gorgeous does this look?!

Photo credit WDW News Today

Our romantic feature looks at some of the iconic Disney couples as the girls decide who their favourite twosomes are.


Who is your favourite Disney couple and why?

For everything else, make sure you listen to the show!

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Sunday, 7 February 2021

350 The Disney Covid Therapy Session

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 350, for Sunday 7th February .

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On this week's show, we share some news, Disney history and share a few fun features.

Valentines Treats

Well Valentines Day is only a week away and Walt Dsiney World have some yummy looking treats to celebrate with.

Over at Animal Kingdom you will be spoilt for choice. From Flame Tree Barbecue there is the 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' cupcake complete with Simba & Nala detail.

Photo credit: WDW News Today
A visit to Dino-Bite Snacks may tempt you with their Valentine Ice-Cream Sandwich; the classic combination of chocolate and strawberry.

Photo credit: WDW News Today
And staying in the Animal Kingdom Creature Comforts have a couple of offerings a Valentines Cupcake...

Photo credit: WDW News Today
...and a Valentines Brownie with a Mousse Dome!

Photo credit: WDW News Today
While over at Disney Springs Marketplace Snacks have a special Valentines Dole Whip complete with a chocolate dipped strawberry.

Photo credit: WDW News Today
For everything else, make sure you listen to the show!

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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, 31 January 2021

349 The Disney Peanuts Are On The Floor

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 349, for Sunday 31st January .

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On this week's show, we share some news, Disney history and a feature about the Disney details. 

Legacy Passholder Status Introduced

Were you a Disneyland passholder? Do you agree with Michelle that the benefits could be made available for the Disney Store? Those who held a Disneyland Annual Pass when the parks closed are able to get a discount - great news. However, when you live 5000 miles away and a global pandemic prevents your travel this isn't of much use!

Harvey's Go Minnie

From past shows, you all know we are big fans of these bags. Well here are a few pictures of a new range. What do you think of them? Do you have any Harvey bags?

Walt Disney World Details

Peanuts on the floor
Jayne shares details about her favourite hidden details at The Magic Kingdom - a reminder to keep looking down as there are details everywhere! 

Disneyland Details

Photo Credit Disney Parks Website
Michelle shares a couple of details that she loves to see. Do you have a favourite? Also gives a reminder that you can buy Seen Unseen Disneyland (by our friend Russell D. Flores) that shares lots of hidden but not hidden details in the park.

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 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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

Much love,
Michelle & Jayne xxx