Monday 30 March 2015

Show 38 - Window To The News

On our news show, I was joined by fellow podcaster and friend of mine, Paul Barrie (of WTTM). However, it was a quiet news week, nevertheless, we found lots of talk about.

Changes are rumoured to be a foot for the former Pixie Hollow to a possible new restaurant in Adventureland, WDW. What could be on the menu? Will it actually happen? Time will only tell.

News story 2, was the price rise from $29 to $49 for the Dessert party in the Magic Kingdom. What do you think about it? The menu is slightly different however, alcoholic beverages have been added.

Then we pop over to the west coast, to talk about how Disneyland is looking as it prepares for the 60th celebrations.
Photo Credit Michelle Young
Then, it is all about Easter and how you can meets the characters in all their best Spring time attire as well as for the third time running the Easter egg hunt has started and will run to the 5th April 2015.
Photo Credit Disney Parks Blog
Our penultimate item, is the 60th merchandise event at Disneyland and how for $100 you can get the opportunity to buy merchandise. There are lots of amazing things to buy!
Credit Disney Parks Blog

Credit Disney Parks 

Finally, we end with Paul sharing his first hand experience of eating at the refitted eatery in DCA, Smokejumpers Grill.
Photo Credit Paul Barrie
Photo Credit Paul Barrie

We hope you enjoy the show (which is released on Sunday 29th March 2015) click to subscribe here

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Sunday 22 March 2015

Show 037 - Pineapple Dog-Tastic Tour of Flower and Garden

Topiaries from Flower and Garden
Photo Credit Walt Disney World Website
If you have ever been to the Flower and Garden Festival, at EPCOT, you will know immediately what I'm talking about. It is arguably the most beautiful time to visit as there is a plethora of stunning floral displays that come in all sizes. However, since food has been added (in a very much Food and Wine style) there has been temptations not just visually but also for the tastebuds. 

If like us, you are stuck miles and miles away and have no prospect of visiting, never mind... we can help! Show 37 takes you on a tour, country by country to 'virtually' taste the best there is to offer. This show will be released Sunday 22nd March 2015 and can be found on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or most other Podcast catching places.

First, let us help you with a map. Whilst there isn't a key, all you really need to know is the countries you will be visiting. 
Snip taken from an EPCOT Park Map
Below, you will find a breakdown, location by location of the places we discuss on the show, in fact we only miss one place and thats the Interlude Cafe. We would love to hear your thoughts on this show, so please tweet us @DisDreamGirls or message us either via our Facebook page 'Disney Dream Girls' or our email address 

Final note, all prices on the show are kept in US dollars. We appreciate we have listeners from all over the world, hence kept it in one currency for this show. However, we will bear this in mind for future shows to do some currency conversions. Thank you, Peter Taylor from the UK for bring this to our attention - it was very much appreciated. 

Urban Farm Eats (Located between Refreshment Port and World Showcase Promenade)
Kale Salad
Photo Credit - Touring Plans Blog

  • Kale salad, dried cherries, almonds and goat cheese with white balsamic vinaigrette (NEW!) (gluten-free) (vegetarian)
  • Quinoa vegetable “Naanwich” with arugula pesto and oven dried tomatoes (NEW!) (vegetarian)
  • Ghost pepper-dusted tilapia with crisp winter melon slaw and mint oil featuring The Original Sauce Man’s Kick It Up Rub (gluten-free)
  • Cucumber lemon spa water, finished with a sprig of fresh mint
  • Hess Shirtail Creek Vineyard Chardonnay
  • King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir
  • Urban Mary (NEW!)
  • Crispin Blackberry Pear Cider (NEW!)
Pineapple Promonade (Located in World Showcase Plazza)
Pineapple Dog
Photo Credit Quirky Foodie Website

  • Pineapple dog – Spicy hot dog, pineapple chutney and Sriracha mayo (NEW!) 
  • Pineapple soft-serve
  • Pineapple soft-serve with Sammy’s Beach Bar Red Head Macadamia Nut Flavored Rum
  • Sweet potato cinnamon waffle with pineapple soft serve (TRYit! selection) 
  • Pineapple soft serve with Captain Morgan® Parrot Bay® coconut rum
  • Frozen desert violet lemonade (non-alcoholic)
  • Berry Tea Cocktail – Twinings® Cold-Brewed Mixed Berry Tea and Plant City Strawberry Flavored Florida Cane Vodka, with raspberry and açai syrups
  • Sparkling Pineapple Wine, Florida Orange Groves Winery – St. Petersburg, FL (NEW!)
  • Ace Pineapple Hard Cider – Sacramento, CA (NEW!)
Fleur De Lys
Ice Pop for Adults!
Photo Credit - Where's Amanda Website

  • Gnocchi Parisien à la Provençal – Parisian-style dumpling with vegetables and mushrooms (vegetarian)
  • Confit de canard, pommes de terre Sarladaise – Pulled duck confit with garlic & parsley potatoes (gluten-free)
  • Macaron guimauve à la fraise – Large strawberry marshmallow macaroon (gluten-free) (NEW!)
  • Ice Pop – Grand Marnier® Peach Raspberry with vodka iced tea
  • La Vie en Rose frozen slush – Grey Goose Vodka Orange, St. Germain Liquor, and white and red cranberry juice
  • Kir Imperial – Sparkling wine and Chambord black raspberry liqueur
  • Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 – Fruity white beer with citrus notes
Botanas Botanico (located between the France and Morocco Pavilions)
Seafood Ceviche
Photo Credit Eating WDW Website

  • Seafood ceviche – Shrimp, scallops and grouper, with mango and avocado (gluten-free)
  • Cachapa con queso – Sweet corn pancake with farmers cheese (gluten-free) (vegetarian)
  • White corn arepa with braised beef and chayote slaw (gluten-free)
  • Coconut tres leches (vegetarian)
  • Polar Beer – Caracas, Venezuela
  • La Tizana – Classic Venezuelan fruit drink
  • La Tizana with Santa Teresa RHUM Orange Liqueur
  • Monte Paschoal Reserve Tannat
  • Monte Paschoal Natural Brut White Sparkling Wine
Taste of Marrakesh

  • Harissa chicken kebab with sweet couscous salad
  • Falafel pocket with cucumber tomato salad and tahini sauce (NEW!) (vegetarian)
  • Pistachio baklava (NEW!) (vegetarian)
  • Desert Rose – Sparkling wine topped with pomegranate liqueur
  • White Sangria
  • Guerrouane Red
  • Casa Beer
  • Mint iced tea
Photo Credit WDW Website
  • Frushi – Fresh pineapple, strawberry and melon—rolled with raspberry coconut rice, sprinkled with toasted coconut and served with whipped cream on the side 
  • Teriyaki curry bun – Steamed bun filled with chicken, vegetables, curry and sweet sauce (NEW!)
  • Osaka salmon sushi – “Hako-sushi” box style sushi with salmon and rice, topped with dynamite, volcano and eel sauce (NEW!)
  • Kirin draft beer
  • Yuzu Plum Wine Slushie – Infused with the tangy flavor of citrus for a sweet and refreshing taste
  • Strawberry Nigori – Mild creamy sake infused with sweet-tangy strawberry (NEW!)
  • Karatamba Honjozo Sake – Featuring a sharp, dry taste (NEW!)
The Smokehouse BBQ and Brews
"Piggylicious' Bacon Cupcake
Photo Credit Eating WDW Website

  • Pulled pig slider with cole slaw
  • Beef brisket burnt ends hash with white cheddar fondue and pickled jalapeños (NEW!)
  • Smoked debreziner sausage with house-made kraut and mustard (NEW!) (gluten-free)
  • “Piggylicious” bacon cupcake with maple frosting and pretzel crunch
  • Floridian Hefeweizen, Funky Buddha Brewery – Oakland Park, FL (NEW!)
  • Category 3 IPA, Due South Brewing Company – Boynton Beach, FL
  • Maple Bacon Stout, Shipyard Brewing Company – Clearwater, FL (NEW!) (FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE!)
  • Billy’s Chilies, Twisted Pine Brewing Company – Boulder, CO
  • Beer Flight (featuring 4 4-ounce servings): Floridian Hefeweizen, Category 3 IPA, Maple Bacon Stout and Billy’s Chilies
  • The Original Rib Shack Red Wine
  • Frozen lemonade (non-alcoholic)
  • Frozen lemonade with Palm Ridge Reserve Whiskey – Umatilla, FL (NEW!)
  • R.C. Sweet Tea made with Twinings Cold-Brewed English Classic Tea (NEW!)
Primavera Kitchen
Fior di Latte, Prosciutto e Pane di Casa
Photo Credit Daybreak 1012 Website

  • Fior di Latte, Prosciutto e Pane di Casa – Pinwheel of mozzarella, prosciutto, olio toscano and ciabatta bread (NEW!)
  • Cheese Manicotti – Egg pasta stuffed with mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan, tomato sauce and béchamel (vegetarian)
  • Limoncello Panna Cotta – Lemon custard, limoncello liqueur and raspberries (NEW!) (gluten-free) (vegetarian)
  • Placido Pinot Grigio – Light body; fruity with a crisp taste
  • Placido Chianti – Light body; garnet color with soft spice and berry flavors 
  • Bosco del Merlo Prosecco – Light body; sparkling and refreshing
  • Corbinello – Sweet and sparkling Spumante
  • Montegrande Moscato Fior d’Arancio – Pleasantly sweet and fresh
  • Bellini – Sparkling wine and peach purée
  • Rossini – Sparkling wine and marinated strawberries
  • Frozen Italian Primavera – Assorted fruit slushy with limoncello and vodka 
  • Moretti Lager
  • Moretti La Rossa
Florida Fresh (Located in the Germany Pavillion)
Shrimp Goodness
Photo Credit WDW Website

  • Watermelon salad with pickled onions, B&W Gourmet Farms baby arugula, feta cheese and balsamic reduction (gluten-free) (vegetarian)
  • Shrimp and stone ground grits with Andouille sausage, sweet corn, tomatoes and cilantro (gluten-free)
  • Florida blueberry and lemon curd tart (NEW!) (vegetarian)
  • Watermelon passion fruit slush (non-alcoholic)
  • Watermelon passion fruit slush with Tamiami Florida Gin
  • Key Lime Sparkling Wine, Florida Orange Groves – St. Petersburg, FL (NEW!) 
  • Blonde Ale, Orlando Brewing Company – Orlando, FL
  • Channel Marker Red Ale, 3 Daughters Brewing – St. Petersburg, FL (NEW!)
  • Feast of Flowers Farmhouse Ale, Florida Beer Company – Cape Canaveral, FL (FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE!)
  • Jai Alai®, Cigar City Brewing – Tampa, FL (NEW!)
  • Beer Flight – Blonde Ale, Channel Marker Red Ale, Feast of Flowers Farmhouse Ale and Jai Alai
Lotus House

  • Kung Pao chicken bun
  • Beijing-style candied strawberries (vegetarian)
  • Vegetable spring roll (vegetarian)
  • Oolong peach bubble tea
  • Kung Fu Punch – Vodka and triple sec with mango and orange juice
  • South Sea Storm – Guava with light and dark rum
  • Honey Mango wine cooler
  • Tsingtao Beer
  • Plum wine

Jardin De Fiestas
Taco al pastor
Photo Credit Where's Amanda Website

  • Taco al pastor – Corn tortilla filled with achiote marinated pork, garnished with grilled and diced pineapple, onions, cilantro and salsa verde
  • Veggie quesadilla – Flour tortilla filled with Monterrey Jack cheese and mixed veggies (vegetarian)
  • Flan de queso con chocolate abuelita – Mexican chocolate custard with whipped cream and cinnamon (NEW!)
  • Blueberry pomegranate margarita on the rocks
  • Tecate draft beer with a Patrón Citrónge floater
  • Mexican sangria
  • Flavored tequila flight
Information used to compile this article was obtained from the WDW website and photo credits have been given under the pictures used. Many thanks. 

Saturday 14 March 2015

Show 36 - News Show

On this our second news show, Michelle is joined by Mr James H. Carter III from the Creepy Kingdom Podcast, to discuss some items they have found in the world of Disney news.

This shows topics are:
  • Smoke Jumpers Grill opening soon in Disneyland, California
  • Aloha Aisle and Sunshine Tree Terrace have swopped locations in WDW (but don't worry the orange bird will be flapping it's wings to the location soon)
  • Turkey leg no more in Frontierland and Liberty Square in WDW
  • Innoventions to close at the end of March 2015, what's coming?
  • 24 hour day to come to WDW and DLR
  • Tim Burton to direct a live action Dumbo movie?
  • Jolly Holiday Bakery, Disneyland, reveals its spring menu
  • Coolest Summer in WDW
Fore more foodie fun, please ensure you listen to show 37 (released 22nd March 2015) as it is packed with DLR v WDW food and also we take a tour around the Flower and Garden Festival over at EPCOT. Plus back on show 36, we talk about Disneyland Paris, and review Jaynes recent trip. 

As usual, please tweet us whilst you listen @disdreamgirls and why not search for us on Facebook under 'Disney Dreamgirls' and give our page a like.

We will be back with our new weekly news show in a week from now.

Show 035 - Disneyland Paris Trip

On this show Michelle and Jayne talk about Disneyland Paris and review the attractions, hotels and eateries. Whilst at times it is difficult not to compare to the American parks, we have tried not to as, when you will hear, they are very different types of Disney parks.

As usual, please tweet us whilst you listen @disdreamgirls and why not search for us on Facebook under 'Disney Dreamgirls' and give our page a like.

We will be back with our new weekly news show in a week from now.

Show 34 - News Show

Inbetween our regular Disney Dream Girls feature based shows, we will release a news based show where we will discuss a selection of news items that have caught our eye.

On this show, Emma Godbold joins Michelle to talk about the announcement of a Run Disney event at the Disneyland Paris park. Also, they squeeze in a chat about both the closing of Pirates of the Carribean at Walt Disney World this summer and the partially re-opened hub area in the Magic Kingdom.

Our next show will be released 8th March 2015.