Monday 22 December 2014

Minxmas 2014

Following in the footsteps of last years Minxmas we bring you Minxmas 2014 - 12 days of Christmassy delights for your listening pleasure.

On the first day of Minxmas we bring Disney music to you
Our guest is Tom Ameen, he shares the story behind two beautiful pieces of music as well as the tracks themselves.  From Magical Moments 2 – The Magic Continues, Wishes/When you wish upon a star and from Piano and Pixie Dust, Illuminations.
To purchase any music from him, search iTunes/Amazon ‘Tom Ameen’. Or visit his new website www.tomameenmusic.com or find him on twitter @tomameen

On the second day of Minxmas we bring a Creepyside of Disney
James H. Carter II, along with friends of his podcast - Creepy Kingdom, explains how they would make Christmas creepier. From a re-invented candy cane, It';s a Smal World dolls and gingerbread cookies.
To listen to James’ show search for Creepy Kingdom, find him on Facebook - Creepy Kingdom and on twitter @CreepyKingdom 


On the third day of Minxmas we have a Christmas Fantasy for you
Paul Barrie Jr., creator and host of Window to the Magic, has very kindly shared a binaural recording of the Christmas Disneyland parade from the Annual Passholder Thank You event he recently attended. He strongly recommends listening using earphones.
To listen to more Window To The Magic podcasts, subscribe today. Paul can be found on twitter @wttm


On the fourth day of Minxmas we have happy place fun for you
Sam and Ashley of WDW Happy Place podcast bring their Christmas hopes, wishes and reflections.
To listen to more WDW Happy Place podcasts, subscribe today by searching in all of the usual social media places and on twitter @wdwhappyplace


On the fifth day of Minxmas we have some tiggerific fun for you
Gavin Doyle, of the Disney Dose Podcast, shares a fabulous chat with former Disney imagineer Terri Hardin.
To listen to more of the Disney Dose podcast, subscribe today by searching today in all of the usual social media places and on twitter @DisneyDose

On the sixth day of Minxmas we have Paris ooh la la! for you
Mark Petar, of the Dedicated to DLP Podcast, shares the highlights of Disneyland Paris with you.
To listen to more of the Dedicated to DLP Podcast, subscribe today by searching today in all of the usual social media places and find Mark on his personal twitter @FuseMP

On the seventh day of Minxmas we go inside the magic with you
Ricky Briggante, needs no introduction… he is the one stop place for everything Disney. Listen as our Ciarán chats with Ricky about his favourite Christmas traditions. Find Ricky on Twitter @InsideTheMagic

On the eighth day of Minxmas we have Disney Dining Delights for you
Daniel, Tommy, Chris and Jae of the fabulous Disgeek Podcast, share Christmas foodie highlights of Disneyland with you.
To listen to more of the Disgeek Podcast, subscribe today by searching today in all of the usual social media places and their twitter account @disgeekpodcast

On the ninth day of Minxmas we have a Wonderful Life for you
Those lovies over at Mighty Men of Mouse re-create their It’s a Wonderful Life for you in their own very special way.
To listen to more of the MMOM Podcast, subscribe today by searching in all of the usual social media places and their twitter @MMOMpodcast

On the tenth day of Minxmas we have invite you to Neverland!
The dynamic duo of Sarah and Richard, of the Skywalking Through Neverland, have created a fun and fact filled show all about the Haunted Mansion Holiday.
To listen to more of their show, subscribe today by searching today in all of the usual social media places and on twitter @SkywalkingPod

On the eleventh day of Minxmas we have a Christmas rant for you!
When the Disgeek Podcast, Mighty Men of Mouse, WDW Happy Place and us assemble, together we become the Earvengers Podcast. For Minxmas, the team discuss what annoys them most about Disney at Christmas.

To listen to more of the Earvengers Podcast, subscribe today by searching today in all of the usual social media places and their twitter is @TheEarvengers

But what about the twelfth day of Minxmas???  Well you'll just have to wait and see!!

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Show 29 - Foodie Delights

On episode 29 the girls are joined by Jae Brittain from the Magical Food Tour as he guides us through food highlights at Disneyland.  The girls then have a chat about some new items over at Walt Disney World.

Jae can be found on Facebook at Magical Food Tour and on Twitter @MagicalFoodTour

Follow this link to hear the episode - Episode 29

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Friday 5 December 2014

Show 28 - Bucket List

In this episode we asked our listeners what was on their Disney bucket list; well we were inundated with replies that covered everything from parks to hotels to tours to restaurants to running events!  You name it and it probably gets a mention!!

Follow this link to hear the episode - Episode 28

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Sunday 16 November 2014

Show 27 - DLP & Food with a Price Tag

On this episode we are joined by friend of the show Emily Rawling as she talks about her most recent visit to Disneyland Paris including all the fun of Halloween.

We then chat about some decadent delights in the food department; one from WDW and one from Disneyland.

So please give us a listen by clicking here - Episode 27

You can find Emily on Twitter @BritDisFan

As mentioned on the show we'd really like it if you could show your support for good friend of the show and fellow podcaster Jae Brittain from DisGeek Podcast in his desire to conduct food tours at Disneyland.  Check out his Facebook page Magical Food Tour or his website www.magicalfoodtour.com

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Sunday 2 November 2014

Show 26 - Villains, Oswald and Food!

Please join us on our latest show as we explore the world of Disney villains in particular those who are extremely well presented, the best dressed, the most dapper of the bad guys!

We have Ciaran with some interesting Oswald facts.

And then we have a $40 food challenge - 3 meals, 1 park, $40 budget.  Michelle takes on Disneyland while Jayne has Disney Hollywood Studios.

Please follow this link to listen Episode 26

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Sunday 19 October 2014

Epsiode 25 - Clamshells Ahoy!

On this episode the girls discuss The Little Mermaid, specifically the respective rides in Disneyland and Walt Disney World...there is even a little ride through commentary from Michelle's last visit to Disneyland where she is joined by good friend of the show Tommy Allison from the DisGeek & Cruise Dudes podcasts.

Then we talk after dark activities...those experiences that are made unique when the parks transform as the sun goes down and the lights come on.

We also have some fabulous listener questions that we attempt to answer.  Remember if you want to get involved and drop us a question then you can either chat with us on Twitter @DisDreamGirls or on Facebook Disney Dream Girls Podcast or you could email us info@disneydreamgirls.com

To listen to this show please follow this link - Episode 25

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Saturday 11 October 2014

Episode 24 - Creepy & Running

So in our latest episode we talk with the lovely James from Creepy Kingdom podcast as he tells us, live from WDW, about some strange things that he considers creepy at WDW!

We have a surprising Dr Who related Ciaran fact, and we are then joined by long time friend of the show Emma Godbold as we talk running at Disney, as well as her personal journey to run next years London marathon whilst raising money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

If you'd like to listen to James some more then please check out his podcast Creepy Kingdom or follow him on Twitter @creepykingdom

You can also follow Emma's journey via her You Tube channel My Running Journey as well as following her on Twitter @pinkemmaUK  If you would like to help Emma reach and exceed her fundraising goal for the Make-a-Wish Foundation please visit her Just Giving page.

Please follow this link to listen to this episode - Episode 24

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Saturday 27 September 2014

Episode 23 - Continuing our Stroll Around Epcot

Once again the girls are joined by friend of the show Jeanie Gallo from The Princess Papers Blog as they continue their stroll around the World Showcase at Epcot started in Episode 20.  This time the girls walk from Japan all the way to Canada passing through Morocco, France and the UK along the way.

Now it must be mentioned that since recording this episode Walt Disney World have announced some changes to the entertainment offerings around the World Showcase which may mean that some of what the girls talk about may not be there for very much longer!!

So tune in and share in the love, and memories, of World Showcase at Epcot - Episode 23

You can find Jeanie over on her blog The Princess Papers or on Twitter @jeanieblue114

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Sunday 7 September 2014

Episode 22 - Panda in the House!

In this episode the girls chat with John Saccheri, aka Big Fat Panda. John talks about his childhood, his move to Orlando and his favourite things to do.  He gallantly takes on the challenge of being an imagineer as well as telling us his five must do food items...you'll have to listen to find out what they are!!

The girls also answer a couple of listener questions...don't forget to email the girls with your questions and they will answer them on a future episode - info@disneydreamgirls.com

You can listen to this show by following this link Episode 22

John can be found on Twitter @DisneyWorlds or on You Tube at Big Fat Panda as well as Facebook Big Fat Panda Disney Worlds

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Monday 25 August 2014

Episode 21 - Michelle Visits Disneyland

On this episode Michelle gives us a review of her latest visit to Disneyland.  She recalls the 'Friends of the Magic' weekend that she attended as well as her highlights from her trip.  She also gives some hints and tips for anyone planning a trip to Disneyland as well as some shout outs for all those people who helped make her trip so magical.

So follow this link to listen to our latest episode - Episode 21

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Tuesday 12 August 2014

Episode 20 - A Stroll Around World Showcase

In this episode the girls are joined by good friend of the show Jeanie Gallo, as they take a stroll around the World Showcase at Epcot...stopping for an odd bite to eat as they go!!

Listen and find out what treats the girls really can't resist by following this link - Episode 20

You can find Jeanie over on her blog The Princess Papers or on Twitter @jeanieblue114

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Wednesday 30 July 2014

Episode 19 - Three Girls, Three Parks

On this episode we are joined by another 'dream girl', Tara Petar, as we take a look at three Disney parks - Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris.

Each of the girls reveal their top 10 'must-do's' at their assigned park - so Michelle has Disneyland, Jayne has Walt Disney World and Tara has Disneyland Paris.  So listen in and find out what each lovely lady really has to do when visiting the parks.

You can listen to this episode via iTunes or Stitcher or follow this link - Episode 19

Tara can be found on Twitter @TaraPetar

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Saturday 26 July 2014

We Won!!!

We are very pleased, and honoured, to announce that we have won our very first award!!  So a big thank you goes to the guys over at Disney Podcast Awards who have bestowed upon us a 'Dizzie' for Best Foreign Show.

WOW!  Thanks to everyone involved with the awards, it really means a lot to a couple of British gals :)


Sunday 13 July 2014

Episode 18 - Star Wars & Ratatouille

Join the girls for episode 18 when they are joined by two lots of guests.

First they have Richard & Sarah from the Skywalking through Neverland podcast join them to chat Star Wars Weekends at Disney Hollywood Studios....but the big question is are the girls Star Wars fans?  Have they even seen the movies?  You'll have to listen to find out!

They are then joined by old friend of the show Mark Petar who was very lucky to attend the recent press event at Disneyland Paris as the new Ratatouille ride was revealed.  Here what Mark has to say about the new ride and the new area created especially for it over there in Paris - and we promise not too many spoilers!!

You can visit Richard & Sarah over on their blog at www.skywalkingthroughneverland.com/ where you'll find links to their podcast.  They can also be found on Twitter @SkywalkingPod as well as Facebook look for Skywalking through Neverland.

Mark Petar can be found on Twitter @FuseMP along with the Dedicated to Disneyland Paris Podcast Twitter @DedicatedtoDLP

Please follow this link to listen to Episode 18

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Sunday 29 June 2014

Epsiode 17 - Independence & Stacey!!

In this episode the girls chat with friend of the show Jeanie Gallo all about experiencing one of the biggest US holidays at WDW - 4th July Independence Day.  To go to the parks or to stay away....what to do?

Then we are joined by a Walt Disney World fan favourite, the fun loving Stacey J Aswad.  For a lot of us WDW fans a vacation at WDW just wouldn't be right without Stacey...in fact the first thing a lot of us do when reaching our hotel room at our chosen Disney resort is to switch the TV on...why??  So we can watch Stacey tells us all about WDW (just in case we didn't know what to expect!) in fact the presence of Stacey on TV really cements that 'we've come home feeling' so let the fun commence!

You can find all about Stacey on her website www.staceyjaswad.com, you can also find her on Twitter @staceyjaswad

Jeanie has her own blog The Princess Papers and she can be found on Facebook as well as Twitter @jeanieblue114

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Episode 16 - Drinks & Dark Rides

Welcome to Episode 16 of the Disney Dream Girls.

In this episode the girls discuss some of their favourite drinks from around Walt Disney World...although Michelle manages to sneak in at least one from Disneyland!!

Then we are joined by Jesse Stephenson from the blog Quest for the Vault Disney as we chat about our favourite dark rides and just what a dark ride is - Michelle as usual won't let us deviate from the specific criteria!

Please check out Jesse's blog Quest for Vault Disney or find him on Twitter @jostephenson78

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Saturday 7 June 2014

Episode 15 - Exclusive Interview

We interrupt our usual episodes to bring you a very special and exclusive interview.

During Michelle's recent vacation to Disneyland she was actually working hard and thinking of all you lovely listeners.  In our last episode we heard Michelle's interview with musician Tom Ameen, but in today's special episode we hear what happened when Michelle met Disney Imagineer Terri Hardin!!

You can find out more about Terri and the amazing things she has done and the people she has worked with on her website www.terrihardin.com

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Monday 2 June 2014

Episode 14 - Pirates and Music!!!

Welcome to episode 14 of the Disney Dream Girls.

In this episode Michelle caught up with musician Tom Ameen during her recent visit to Disneyland and managed to record an interview about Tom's Disney albums - Magical Moments and Piano and Pixie Dust...Oh and would you believe it food was involved...pancakes to be exact.

Ahoy there me matey's!! The girls also chat with 'Kenny the Pirate' about character meet and greets including THE meet of the moment - Anna & Elsa from Frozen!  How long would you wait to meet your favourite character?  Kenny gives the girls some hints and tips about how to get the most out of these special moments.

Please visit Tom Ameen's website where you can find out more about his music and where to get hold of it www.tomameen.com or you can follow him on Twitter @tomameen or find him on Facebook Tom Ameen

You can find 'Kenny the Pirate' at www.kennythepirate.com he is also on Twitter @kennypirate and on Facebook Kenny the Pirate

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Monday 19 May 2014

Episode 13 - Compare and Contrast

On this episode the girls do a bit of compare and contrasting between Walt Disney World and Disneyland!!

They talk in detail about the two Space Mountains and then discuss some of those rides unique to each coast and whether any of them should be built in the opposite park.  Should Carsland be at Hollywood Studios? How about the Great Movie Ride at California Adventure?

The girls then have a chat about booking your vacation to Walt Disney World and the best way to go about it.

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Find this episode at Libsyn too!

Episode 12 - Disneyland and more...

So episode 12 is our first episode after Michelle's recent visit to Disneyland...so guess what we talk about...!!!

So tune in and hear what Michelle thought on her first ever visit to Disneyland.

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Unique Disney Dining

Following episode number 11 where we spoke with the lovely Jeanie Gallo we have some more information that may be of interest if you fancied something very unique! So here are some venues around WDW where you could have that special event.

Tamu Tamu Courtyard
Open-air Courtyard located in Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  The Venue fee for this location is $250.00+ (6.5% Tax) and the Food and Beverage minimum expenditure is $500.00++ (Plus 21% Gratuity and 6.5% tax
Upcountry Dock and Overlook
Located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on the walkway between Africa and Asia. The Venue fee for this location is $250.00+ (6.5% Tax) and the Food and Beverage minimum expenditure is $500.00++ (Plus 21% Gratuity and 6.5% tax
Dinosaur Lounge
Located backstage, behind the Dinosaur Attract at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  The Venue fee for this location is $250.00+ (6.5% Tax) and the Food and Beverage minimum expenditure is $500.00++ (Plus 21% Gratuity and 6.5% tax 
 Hollywood Hideaway
Located behind the Sounds Dangerous Attraction in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Venue fee for this location is $300.00+ (6.5% Tax) and the Food and Beverage minimum expenditure is $500.00++ (Plus 21% Gratuity and 6.5% tax). 
 United Kingdom Lochside
Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot.  The Venue fee for this location is $250.00+ (6.5% Tax) and the Food and Beverage minimum expenditure is $460.00++ (Plus 21% Gratuity and 6.5% tax). 
 United Kingdom Terrace
Located at the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot, this venue offers existing seating of cocktail tables and umbrellas.  The Venue fee for this location is $250.00+ (6.5% Tax) and the Food and Beverage minimum expenditure is $460.00++ (Plus 21% Gratuity and 6.5% tax). 
The Backstage Prop Shop
This venue has a $300+ venue fee and a $1250++ food and beverage minimum
The Magic of Disney Animation
The venue has a $1000+ venue fee and $2500++ F&B minimum.  Please note that events here may not start until after 8:30pm.  The pre-show film and interactive kiosks are included in the venue package.  For the Animation Experience there is an additional fee of $500.


Monday 21 April 2014

Episode 11 - Princesses & Tiaras

On episode 11 the girls are joined by Disney blogger Jeanie Gallo.  Jeanie has a healthy obsession with all things Disney which she writes about in her blog The Princess Papers

Jeanie talks with the girls about unique events that can be organised at WDW that probably most of us know nothing about.  How would you like a private party inside the prop shop of the Backstage Tour at Disney's Hollywood Studios or how about inside the Tower of Terror??  Jeanie has some amazing stories to tell so you won't want to miss this one.

Jeanie also joins the girls in a discussion about chocolate...the best chocolate to have in WDW.

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Monday 7 April 2014

Episode 10 - WDW as a Solo Traveller

This episode sees the girls joined by friend of the show Emma Godbold who gives an insight into travelling to WDW as an international solo traveller.  Emma visited WDW in January this year to take part in the half marathon but it was also her first time visiting as a solo traveller.

Emma then also helps the girls out with another food challenge - top 5 counter service locations at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Lots of discussion and lots of differing choices and the turkey leg comes in for a good deal of discussion!!

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Monday 24 March 2014

Episode 9 - Disneyland and Budget Dining at the Animal Kingdom

On this episode the girls are joined by a very special guest, Mr Paul Barrie of Window to the Magic podcast.  Anyone would think that Michelle has a trip to Disneyland planned....we're sure this is her way of getting her research done!  Paul gives Michelle plenty of hints and tips of what to see and do for the first time visitor to Disneyland.

You can find out more about Window to the Magic by following this link www.windowtothemagic.com or by following them on Twitter @wttm

For the girls next feature they visit Animal Kingdom with a food challenge...to eat for the day on a $40 budget.  This was inspired by similar features on the Enchanted Tiki Talk podcast and Jesse Stephenson's blog Quest for the Vault Disney.  The feature also included contributions from Jesse, Safari Mike from THE Animal Kingdom podcast Radio Harambe as well as listener and friend from the world of Twitter, Alan who can be found at @NORMNB8S.  The girls both had a different approach to the day, and their budget, so tune in to find out who did what!

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Monday 10 March 2014

Episode 8 - Jim Korkis and more

On episode 8 we take a look at a classic attraction and have another of Michelle's fabulous interviews with the lovely Mr.Korkis.

Our first feature has the girls chatting all things Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover!  We give a brief history of this much loved attraction as well as talking about our own personal experiences.

We have Ciaran with some interesting Easter facts, before we listen to Jim Korkis chat about Minnie Mouse, the first Disney Dream Girl :)

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Friday 28 February 2014

We're on the radio!!!

The Disney Dream Girls are very happy and pleased to announce that we will now be appearing on the radio!!

The lovely people over at V24 Radio have asked to air our little show every other Friday, along with a whole host of other podcasts who all share the common theme of Disney!  Follow this link to find out more;
www.v24radio.com

Suffice to say we are really pleased with this development and hope it means that lots more people get to share in our fun and laughter!






Tuesday 25 February 2014

Episode 7 - Let's run!!

So in this episode we cover the topic of running at Disney, which seems to have really taken off in the last few years and we have another Dining Plan challenge.

We are joined by our good friend Emma Godbold who gives us the low down on taking part in a run Disney event from a UK perspective.  Emma took part in this years Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend by running the half marathon.  She lets us know what is was like training in the UK, applying for the half marathon, actually running the race as well as everything else happening over marathon weekend.

Disney hold a number of 'runDisney' events over the year at both WDW and Disneyland.

At WDW the events are;

January - Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
February - Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
May - Expedition Everest Challenge
October - The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler Weekend
November - Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

At Disneyland the events are;

January - Tinkerbell Half Marathon Weekend
August - Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend
November - The Avengers Superheros Half Marathon Weekend (this is new for 2014 and has just been announced!)

All events include the following;

·         Timed races
·         Disney characters and entertainment en route
·         Family reunion area with live entertainment and characters at the finish line
·         Event transportation
·         Tech shirt
·         Finisher medal
·         Digital event guide
·         iGift bag
·         personalized bib
·         on-course and post race refreshments
·         ChronoTrack B-tag timed race with live runner tracking signup for friends and family
·         Personalized results website

For more information check out the 'runDisney' website and be inspired.

So having run off a few calories our next feature looks at in-taking a few calories...yes it's time for another Disney Dining Plan challenge.  This time the girls are confined to eating at Downtown Disney; Michelle has the Table Service Plan whilst Jayne has the Quick Service Plan. Where would you eat and why?  Listen to the girls as they discuss their favourite places to eat and how to make best value of the Dining Plan.

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Saturday 15 February 2014

Episode 6 - Dreams of Disney Delectable Delights Part Two

On this episode we talk more food and then tours!

We are joined once again by the fabulous Thomas Allison of DisGeek podcast to talk all things food at Disneyland. Michelle's trip to Disneyland is getting closer and now we talk counter and table service.

We then look at one of the Magic Kingdom's long standing attractions and ask is it a hit or a miss?  The attraction in question is the Astro Orbiter in Tomorrowland; what do you think?  Is this a must do ride for you or one you keep at arms length?  Let us know, contact us on Twitter @DisDreamGirls, via Facebook or drop us a line info@disneydreamgirls.com

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Monday 3 February 2014

Epsiode 5 - Dreams of Disney Delectable Delights

On this episode we talk food and then ask whether an attraction is a hit or a miss.

We are joined by the fabulous Thomas Allison of DisGeek podcast to talk all things food at Disneyland. Michelle's trip to Disneyland is getting closer and she needs all the inside information that she can.  On this episode we talk about the all important snack options on offer!!

We then take a tour of the tours available at the Magic Kingdom as we answer one of our twitter followers questions.  Did you know that Walt Disney World offer 56 different tours of all descriptions, 18 of which are in the parks!  We take a look at the 5 options that are available at the Magic Kingdom.  Check out these websites for some excellent information on all that there is on offer.






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Tuesday 21 January 2014

Episode 4 - Value Resorts and more

So here comes episode 4 which sees the ladies embark on a couple of discussions; the first being all about Disney's Value Resorts and the second covers the new Disability Access Service Card with special guest Kathy Kelly from Special Mouse Podcast

So what Value is there to Value Resorts?


Basically Disney have a recipe for what a value hotel looks like, e.g. a pound or vanilla sponge and for each hotel add a flavour such as chocolate chip for movies, or lemon poppyseed for Pop. So each resort has the same basics but with some slight differences. Standard rooms have the basic facilities of the usual items plus: a tiny table/2 chairs, TV, drawers, hanging space, wall safe, iron and ironboard & hairdryer. You will also find a food court, choice of pools and larger than life themeing. Standard rooms are approximately 260 sq foot though at Art of Animation is 277 sq foot. Art of Animation and Pop both have their one bus stop; whereas the All Star Resorts share a bus between the three, which can be disadvantageous.

Jeremiah Good from Window to the Magic, contacted us with his thoughts about value resorts;

Downsides to the Value resorts are
1. You get what you pay for, don’t be expecting a spa!
2. No room service other than pizza, but that’s not just the values that offer that.
3. It is a value resort and as such it attracts a lot of $ conscious guests and families
4. The placement of the hotels, Pop and Art of Animation are pretty close to the parks so they are not too bad, but All Star Resorts are put down in the south point of the property which, unless you're going to Animal Kingdom, is quite a distance from the other parks.
5. Large groups tend to use the values whether cheerleaders or bands, if they are on property they are at a value because that is, as it states, the best value for them.

Upsides to the Value resorts are
1. Themeing is great in all the values, they have the most "fun" theming with the large icons and fun pools.
2. Food Courts (I know this can be a downside also) offer a variety of food offerings to the point where even the pickiest kid can find something.
3. Most visitors go to WDW to go to the parks, while it would be great to be able to spend hundreds a night to see the Castle across the Seven Seas Lagoon, I would rather save the money and be able to see the Castle in person while playing every day. I have always said that if you are on a Disney Vacation you need a bed and a shower because most of the time is in the park so why not book a value?
4. You may be paying for the value resorts, but no matter what you are still at Disney so you have a CM just a phone call away.
5. Disney, even value, is better that off property hotels!

Have a listen and see what you think!

Kathy Kelly from Special Mouse Podcast then joins the girls as they talk about the recent changes to the Disability Access Service offered by Disney and whether the new system is working as well as previous systems.

Check out the Disney Parks Blog for more information about the Disability Access Service Card.

You can follow both Kathy & Jeremiah on Twitter @KathyKellyRN and @jeremiahgood

Thursday 9 January 2014

Episode 3 - Storybook Circus and New Year Resolutions

Storybook Circus at New Fantasyland

Initial Appearance
Step right up to join us as we tour Storybook Circus, an area inspired by the travelling circus acts and sideshows of the late 19th century as well as classic films like Walt Disney’s Dumbo. There is a grand entrance with theming in reds, yellows and blues; you will find hypo-allergenic peanut shells and animal foot prints in the ground and a personal favourite is the red and white popcorn bag styled trash cans. Cast Member’s wear circus style livery. And for when you are low on juice, there is a phone charging station in this area too.

Attractions
In no particular order, we start with Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station. This is a lovely nod to the cheerful train from Dumbo and the playful elephants and giraffes provide water soakment for all! Check out the numbers on the sides of the carriages - 71, 82, 89 and 98!! The next attraction is The Barnstormer featuring Goofy as the Great Goofini, this junior roller coaster for those over 35” or 89cm is a re-theming of an attraction from the days of Mickey's Toon Town; beware that unless you are incredibly slim you will have to squeeze in to be together to ride. Then on to Dumbo The Flying Elephant, whilst the original ride was an opening day feature, the duel Dumbos have settled in this part of the park since 2012. It’s a cute ride, lasting 1 minute 30 seconds and each carousel rotates differently, one clockwise and the other anticlockwise. What sets this attraction apart is the indoor interactive queue, which is basically a soft play area for the little ones. Fabulous place for children to cool down that enables them to run around whilst waiting for their turn to ride the attraction. 

Meet and Greets
The place to be is Pete's Silly Sideshow. Firstly, theming! There is a fortune teller style booth at the side of the entrance which has brass instruments inside and above reads TOOT, PLUNK, WHISTLE, BOOM which is an easter egg to a Walt Disney productions animated short from 1953's Adventures in Music, which was the first Walt Disney cartoon released in widescreen cinema scope and won the 1954 academy award for best short. The credits are a who's who of Disney legends, directed by Ward Kimball and animation by Marc Davies. (You can find this to watch on You Tube). Once inside Pete's Silly Sideshow you will be able to meet The Great Goofini (Goofy as a daredevil stunt pilot), The Astounding Donaldo (Donald Duck as a snake charmer), Minnie Magnifique (Minnie Mouse as a circus star) and Madame Daisy Fortuna (Daisy Duck as a fortune teller).

Live entertainment 
The Storybook Circus Giggle Gang intermittently provides the entertainment and if you suffer from Coulrophobia, this may be one to miss! There's regular clowning around from the trio of Chuckles, Buffoo, McMonkeyshine III and his protégés, Winifred “Whinny” Horselaugh and Snort with stunts by Wowzer. Music is provided by the silly saxtet. Very much your slapstick humour but well worth stopping by to catch the show or maybe end up being part of the show!

Shopping
The place to be is Big Top Souvenirs and make sure you wander round and not just look at the merchandise but also the wonderful theming. You can get ear hats stitched, clothing, plush and lots lots more.

Food and Beverage
Inside Big Top Souvenirs you will find Big Top Treats, which is the place to go for caramel apples, cotton candy and treats galore. Whilst wandering Storybook Circus you will find a few food carts. There is a cart selling hot dogs, pretzels and churros and at $4.50 who could not want a Mickey pretzel! There is the obligatory popcorn cart that also sells Nestle ice cream products and the lovely frozen choco nut banana.

Toilets
Incredible theming as the trains turning spot or engine shed with red brickwork and arched large door ways. Curiously the water here is non-potable, meaning don’t drink the water!

Train Station
The station is a nod to the miniature railroad Walt Disney had in his back yard. If you look closely you will see the sign for Carolwood Park and again the theming for the area is simply stunning.

New Year Resolutions

We are then joined by Lisa from livingadisneylife.com as we discuss and chat some Disney inspired New Years Resolutions.  See Lisa's list in full here - Top 10 New Year Resolutions

You can follow Lisa on Facebook and Twitter @life_of_green

If you have any Disney inspired resolutions email them to us at info@disneydreamgirls.com and we might just include them in our next show!

Sunday 5 January 2014

Art of the Disney Dream Girls

We have had lots of lovely comments about the artwork used here on our blog, our Twitter profiles, iTunes feed and Facebook page so we thought we'd let you in on how it all came about!

Jayne's husband, Simon, has a bit of an artistic flair and something he has put to good use over the past 29 years working in the video games industry as well as in his spare time.  And whilst Simon's artwork is diverse and varied there has been something of a Disney theme in the past few years ever since Jayne challenged him to draw a Mickey a day for 365 days back in 2011.  So when Jayne decided to launch her own blog (www.jp2mk.co.uk) back in August 2012 Simon stepped in to provide the artwork and icons...
A little Disney dreaming...
After meeting Michelle via the power of podcasts and social networking Simon was given the challenge of re-vamping the then Minnie Minxes website as well as providing some artwork for a WDW Radio UK Fan Group meet.  It then seemed only logical that the Disney Dream Girls would turn to his talents as our podcast was launched.

Simon wanted to make sure that the images used represented both ladies, as well as what the show was all about.  Michelle opted for her favourite princess, Snow White, as inspiration while Jayne went for a hidden Mickey/Disney Couture inspired design. Armed with a ton of imagery for both ladies Simon set to on designing something fabulous for us!
Michelle
Jayne

So Simon not only designed the two ladies iconic images but the various logos, backgrounds, text, colour schemes in fact anything that needed a bit of artistic flair! This meant having to come up with different versions of the same artwork to meet all the different constraints of Twitter, Blogger, Feedburner, Facebook etc, etc....why is it every site works differently to each other?  Thankfully Simon's expertise in the world of computing meant that this wasn't an issue and the results now speak for themselves!
You can find more of Simon's amazing artwork over on his website www.simonphipps.com or you can follow him on Facebook or on Twitter @simoprh  Simon is always available for commission work and can be contacted via his website or email at info@simonphipps.com for more details.