Monday 11 December 2017

Disney Dream Girls - 189 Disney Chat with Unofficial Guide Author Liliane Opsomer

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for show number 189 aired on Sunday 10th December 2017. If you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, all you have to do is click on the audio player below. Alternatively, our podcast can be found in most places that host podcasts such as iTunes (click here to subscribe) and Stitcher Radio.
Coming up on this weeks show,  we have a bumper pre-Christmas edition crammed with seasonal chat.

Mary Norton
On 10th December 1903 Mary Norton was born. She was an English author and she wrote some of the classic stories most of us will have grown up with. On the podcast, we discuss The Borrowers and Bedknobs and Broomsticks, both of which were based on her work. 

We are pleased to announce the return of Minxmas for 2017. On the days leading up to Christmas, we will release a daily audio dose of Disney from a variety of Disney podcasters. We hope they will entertain, inform and prepare you for the season of goodwill. Look out for the release schedule coming soon!

Ample Hills
We discuss the trio of Star Wars inspired flavours from this BoardWalk, Walt Disney World location. For more information, pop to our Monthly Updates page for December to find out more!
Photo Credit Ample Hills Website
Liliane Opsomer
We welcome back to the podcast author and theme park fan Liliane Opsomer. Liliane is the co-author of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids and  photographer to The Color Companion to Walt Disney World: The Unofficial Guide.
Photo Credit - Liliane Opsomer
Liliane shares details about her recent trip to Walt Disney World starting with her twin Disney stay. First she shares details about her stay at the Dolphin Hotel, which is situated in the EPCOT resort area. 

A must buy for a family trip to Walt Disney World
The Swan and Dolphin hotels have both undergone a three year extensive re-modelling programme and the results are stunning. In addition to the rooms looking fabulous, Liliane shares details of the Christmas offerings at the resort. Here, guests can find Santa and Mrs Claus on their Florida pre-Christmas break. It is all good fun and gives a great Christmas feel.
Room at The Dolphin
Then, Liliane moves on to talk about our favourite resort - The Wilderness Lodge. Whilst she was unable to stay at one of the new Copper Creek cabins on this trip, she will be back hopefully in March to do so!
Wilderness Lodge Lobby
The main part of our discussion was about Walt Disney World at Christmas, so Liliane shares details about the seasonal offerings. Whilst, many people will imagine the park with the biggest Christmas hit would be the magic Kingdom. However, this was not the case... Liliane found that Disney Hollywood Studios was the most seasonal.
Sunset Boulevard, DHS
Last on her list of favourites was EPCOT, closely followed by Animal Kingdom. This year at EPCOT many of the Christmas Storytellers have been replaced with musical offerings. This totally was a wrong move for Liliane. Then to add to her upset, there was one too many party go-ers over indulging in alcohol.
Margret Almer and the Bavarian Band at EPCOT Photo Credit Liliane Opsomer
The Unofficial Guides produce a great guidebook to Universal Orlando and we couldn't resist in getting Liliane to share some of the seasonal offerings she enjoyed there.

To find out more about her Christmas trip, these articles can be found by visiting the Unofficial Guides website -
That's about it for this weeks show, we hope you enjoyed the show, and we will be back with more Disney musings next week!
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