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Tuesday, April 28 2015 @ 10:54 AM CDT

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Welcome to WDW Today!





Welcome to WDW Today, a interactive webcast/podcast that covers various topics from around Walt Disney World. This panel podcast airs new episodes every Wednesday with a Live call-in show every month and older episodes available for download at any time that are all full of Walt Disney World trip planning tips. We can also be heard every Saturday morning at 11am Mountain time and our monthly Live shows simulcast on 540am KYAH Radio.

Be sure to send us all your Walt Disney World questions to be featured on our weekly show where we also answer listener mail to questions@wdwtoday.com (don't forget your name and town so we can mention your name on-air!)

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Episode 1457 - Beat The Heat/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1457 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Questions can be emailed to questions@wdwtoday.com or use this form


Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa, Len Testa & Mike Newell


Topics:


  • Episode 1457 - Beat The Heat/Q&A

  • Today with summer quickly approaching, the guys discuss different ways to tour the parks while staying cool and answer your listener questions.


  • 29:14 Todd from Michigan seeks a trip planning timeline for Disney Cruise Line and Disneyland, California based on Episode 1446 - Disney Trip Planning Timeline/Q&A.
  • 31:06 Doug from Indiana asks about FASTPASS Plus parade and firework seating in the Magic Kingdom hub area.
  • 32:19 Zach from Tennessee seeks a headliner attraction for each park to experience while touring all four parks in one day. He also wonders which order he should see the parks in.
  • 34:43 Nicholas from Pennsylvania ponders the best rooms with a Boardwalk-view at the Yacht Club, and asks if staying Concierge-level would make a difference.
  • 38:03 Nicholas from Pennsylvania seeks special Activities to celebrate an anniversary and a Child's Birthday.
  • 38:44 Sheila from Pennsylvania asks if Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is worth it for a 30-year old.
  • 41:11 Joey from Florida asks about upgrading a one-day ticket in July to a three-day Florida-resident ticket such as to utilize non-blackout dates later.
  • 43:31 Neil talks about the "most ridiculous thing" he's ever felt at WDW.

Running Time: 43:00

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Episode 1456 - Checking In/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1456 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Questions can be emailed to questions@wdwtoday.com or use this form


Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa, Len Testa & Mike Newell


Topics:


  • Episode 1456 - Checking In/Q&A

  • Today the guys discuss the different options available when checking in to a WDW resort and answer your listener questions.


Running Time: 43:00

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Episode 1455 - Something, Something, Something Star Wars Weekends 2015/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1455 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Questions can be emailed to questions@wdwtoday.com or use this form


Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa & Mike Newell


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  • Episode 1455 - Something, Something, Something Star Wars Weekends 2015/Q&A

  • Today the guys discuss and preview the upcoming Star Wars Weekends 2015 and answer your listener questions.


  • 23:46 Jason from Alabama seeks planning tips for a California trip that will include Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, and D23. Len mentions Episode 931: Go West....Young Man and Episode 934: Go West Young Man Pt. II, highlighting Mike Scopa's first trip to Disneyland.
  • 25:17 Tim from New York asks about upgrading no- expiration park hopper Tickets to Annual Passes.
  • 27:47 Ryan from Missouri ponders defunct food options in the parks.
  • 29:56 Chris and Debbie from England want to do a departure day Lunch at WDW outside the parks. Len mentions Trattoria al Forno at the Boardwalk and the upcoming Boathouse Restaurant at Downtown Disney.
  • 32:20 Greg from Connecticut asks for the best Beach-like resort at or near WDW. Len mentions the Royal Pacific Resort and the Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Orlando.
  • 35:10 Brad from Michigan asks about requesting a specific room at Disney through Touring Plans. He also asks about online Check in.
  • 38:02 John from Illinois recounts his Disney trip including the WDW Today panel.
  • 40:53 Christina from Washington DC asks about "May the Fourth be With You" merchandise at WDW.

Running Time: 46:00

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Episode 1454 - April 2015 Preview / Q and A

General NewsEpisode 1454 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Questions can be emailed to questions@wdwtoday.com or use this form


Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa & Mike Newell
Topics:


  • Episode 1454 - April 2015 Preview / Q and A

  • Today, we preview the month of April 2015, and answer your listener questions..


  • 13:22 Katie from Michigan asks if she should stay at the Polynesian or the Grand Floridian.
  • 15:37 Katie from Michigan asks about spring discount rooms and Annual Pass discount rooms at WDW hotels.
  • 16:13 Danielle from Pennsylvania shares her experience at Fantasmic and asks if getting a FASTPASS Plus for Fantasmic is worth it.
  • 18:54 Theresa from Michigan ponders the most economical ticket option for her party.
  • 21:29 Theresa from Michigan asks about the "It's A Small World" song.
  • 23:08 Justin from South Carolina asks about attraction refurb progress for his trip in early May.
  • 24:34 Derek from Kentucky asks if hub construction will affect the view from the Wishes Dessert Party.
  • 25:19 Joseph wonders how long Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin will be closed.
  • 26:07 Michael asks about FASTPASS Plus protocol.
  • 26:54 Alicia from New York asks if the interactive queue at Peter Pan's Flight is worth experiencing if she can obtain a FASTPASS Plus for the attraction. Matt and Len mention other interactive queues.
  • 29:05 Michael from New Jersey gives his opinion on ADRs and FASTPASS Plusses.
  • 32:59 Dave from Pennsylvania considers a plan to experience both WDW and Universal Orlando during a single trip.

Running Time: 46:00

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Episode 1453 - 2015 Disney Platinum Plan/Q & A

PodcastEpisode 1453 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Questions can be emailed to questions@wdwtoday.com or use this form


Hosts: Len Testa & Mike Scopa & Mike Newell
Topics:


  • Episode 1453 - 2015 Platinum Plan / Q&A

  • Today, We share some news regarding Reunion, discuss the new 2015 Magic Your Way Platinum Package, and answer your listener questions..


  • 32:16 Brett from Pennsylvania asks about using Child Swap on FASTPASS Plus attractions.
  • 34:04 David from Massachusetts ponders Vacation Homes aside from All Star Vacation Homes.
  • 35:52 Leah from the UK asks about securing a table at the Be Our Guest Restaurant when no ADR slots are available online.
  • 37:04 Connor from North Carolina asks Len if Touring Plans has information about the Disney Cruise Line.
  • 37:44 Ralph from Indiana asks about utilizing a no- expiration ticket from 2000. He also asks about Transportation to the Magic Kingdom from an offsite hotel.
  • 39:10 Daniel from Oregon asks about post-Easter April Crowds.
  • 40:08 Len ruminates over changes to theme park Parking protocol, where Magic Bands will be utilized.
  • 42:04 Dan from Maine asks about vegetarian options at WDW.
  • #ItsMattsFault

Running Time: 46:00

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February 2015 Live Show

Live ShowThe February 2015 Live Show is now available for download and Instant Listening.

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Show Notes

Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Newell, Mike Scopa & Len Testa


Topics:

  • Live Show February 2015. Originally aired on am540 KYAH and MouseWorld Radio. Presented by MEI/Mousefan Travel

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    Running Time: 2:00:00

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Episode 1452 - Len's Trip Pt2 / Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1452 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Questions can be emailed to questions@wdwtoday.com or use this form


Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa & Mike Scopa & Mike Newell
Topics:


  • Episode 1452 - Len's Trip Pt2 / Q&A

  • Today, one week later, Len returns once again to WDW, and what he's experienced and then the guys answer your listener questions..


Running Time: 46:00

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Episode 1451 - Oddsmakers March 2015/Q&A

PodcastEpisode 1451 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Questions can be emailed to questions@wdwtoday.com or use this form


Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa & Mike Scopa & Mike Newell
Topics:


  • Episode 1451 - Oddsmakers March 2015/Q&A

  • Today, an updated version of Oddsmakers is played and then the guys answer your listener questions..


  • 17:28 Randy from Canada ponders the Crowds at WDW during the week prior to Labor Day in 2015.
  • 19:11 Randy from Canada asks if there will be any Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Parties prior to September 5 in 2015.
  • 19:31 Steven from Texas discusses the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue and the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show.
  • 22:00 Bruce from New York talks about the bungalow DVC rooms at the Polynesian.
  • 23:28 Kyle from South Carolina asks if he can buy food at one World Showcase Counter Service restaurant and eat the meal in another pavilion.
  • 25:35 Michael from South Carolina ponders a lifetime pass to WDW.
  • 28:46 Devon from California wonders when Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party dates will be announced.
  • 31:26 Tim asks if the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! will be replaced.
  • 34:20 Tim asks if the hosts have the old Kim Possible communicator beep from Epcot as a text messaging alert.
  • 34:59 Luke from Canada proposes attraction mashups based on Episode 1423 - Attraction Mashups.
  • 35:56 Catherine from Illinois wants to know if she and her husband should stay at Pop Century, Animal Kingdom Lodge, or Boardwalk Villas for an eight-Night Birthday trip.

Running Time: 43:00

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Episode 1450 - Len's Trip/Q&A

General NewsEpisode 1450 is now available for download and instant listening.

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Questions can be emailed to questions@wdwtoday.com or use this form


Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa & Mike Scopa & Mike Newell
Topics:


  • Episode 1450 - Len's Trip / Q&A

  • Today Len discusses his recent trip to WDW, and what he's experienced and then the guys answer your listener questions..


  • 27:34 Victor asks if Hollywood Studios is worth visiting considering the construction for a Disneyland, California veteran.
  • 29:18 Erica from Indiana shares her experiences attempting free DVC room upgrades.
  • 32:29 Blaze from Pennsylvania discusses park entrance protocol, especially at the Magic Kingdom. Blaze also shares some general observations.
  • 34:58 Karen thinks Refillable mugs are worth the cost at Animal Kingdom Lodge .
  • 36:10 Christina from Kentucky asks about testing the battery of an old Magic Band to see if it still functions.
  • 38:36 Claire from the UK asks if any large groups occupy the All Star Resorts during September and October.
  • 41:21 Matt from Canada asks about driving from Orlando to Miami for a Disney Cruise.
  • 43:32 Steve from Nevada asks if a Disneyland trip during the August D23 Expo is worth it.

Running Time: 49:00

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