Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Tuesday, 9 February 2016
Disney Magic Hour #30 - 2016 Disney Movie Preview with Lou Mongello
Disney Magic Hour Podcast
I instantly went & downloaded all the episodes I could handle. Everyone in the team really knows there stuff & have those voices that you could listen to for hours, trust me I already have!
On this weeks show Lou Mongello is a guest & they are talking about all the Disney Movies due for release this year.
You have to listen, this show is perfect for Disney Podcasters to catch up on their Disney knowledge. Trust me & add this show to your catalogue NOW.
Oh & their other podcast is pretty special too
► Baby 'Centers'
In true Disney style, when they mention a ‘baby center’ (just
like a baby centre, but spelled funny), what they actually mean is a quiet
place of air-conditioned bliss that has everything – everything – you could
possibly need for your little one.
We really advise you make use of them – they will give you a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the parks and if your baby needs a sleep, it’s a great place to go to get out of the heat. It goes without saying that you can also purchase nappies, wipes, cream, dummies and clothing here.
► Book in advance
Don't wing it and don't leave it to chance - take advantage of the fact that you can pre-book every meal and also book up to 3 fast passes in advance.
Our last holiday to WDW was utterly stress free. Our tables were guaranteed at lunch time because we pre-booked and we never waited longer than 20 minutes for anything. When the meet and greet with Anna & Elsa was 120 minutes, we waited 15. As soon as we used a fast pass, we tinkered around on the app and were often able to change the next one to an earlier time, and when all of our fast passes were done, we just went and got more. It might take the spontaneity out of your day, but so what? Who needs spontaneity when you have a hot, bothered, impatient, bored toddler? Make life easy on yourself. No queues, no waiting, no being turned away from restaurants. You’ll be happy, which means your kid will be too.
► Stay on Property
Seriously consider staying on property. This way, you can make use of the Disney Transportation system (not least of which is the fabulous Magical Express which takes you to and from the airport).
When you’re at the parks, a fantastic way to escape the hustle and bustle is to skip out and go to the nearest hotel. You don’t have to be a guest at that hotel, and you can have a grand old time checking out the gift shops, pool areas, playgrounds, lobby and restaurants. It’s even better if you make a reservation at somewhere like 1900 Park Fare because you get to hang around at the Grand Floridian. We had a lovely breakfast there and then explored the resort before hanging out in a quiet, empty seating area while our 2 year old had a cat nap. If you’re at the Magic Kingdom, The Grand Floridian, the Polynesian, the Contemporary and Wilderness Lodge are all just a monorail ride away. At Epcot, why not explore the Yacht and Beach Club and the boardwalk? Book yourself into Beaches and Cream Soda Shop and enjoy sitting by the pool and relaxing while you wait to go in. There are so many options available and again, your little one will appreciate the cool, calm, quiet and so will you!
► Be Prepared
This seems like such an obvious thing to say, but it’s easy to get it wrong at the parks and end up having a miserable day. Think about the elements you’ll be up against and make sure you’ve made plans to work around them. A good example – it’s Florida, it’s going to be hot. So buy a clip on buggy fan, invest in one of the extending buggy shades, keep your little one out of the heat and help them stay cool. At the same time, make sure you’ve packed a waterproof buggy cover and a poncho because just as easily, the heavens can open and the rain really comes down unlike anything you’ve ever seen in Florida!
Stock up on wipes, nappies, a change of clothing, a blanket, bottles for drink and factor 50 or higher sun cream. Don’t get caught out by thinking a day at the parks is a regular day out.
►Be Dining Plan Smart
On a Disney dining plan? You can really make this work for you so that you can keep your child well fed and happy all day. The Mickey check meals (kids power packs) are a great place to start. Each pack usually contains some sort of sandwich, crackers, fruit, cookie, yoghurt and a drink. It’s well balanced, entertaining and fun to eat. If you need to top up after lunch, use one of your snack credits to get a fruit cup, or big muffin, or ice cream. It will tide your child over until dinner later on.
► Have a resort day
Monday, 8 February 2016
Daniel was the screenwriter of both Monsters Inc films, as well as Big Hero 6, among other credits of assistance on Pixar movies
Daniel had been suffering with brain cancer and is survived by his wife, two children and his parents
For these guys, that dream became a reality, where these self decribed Disney 'Super Fans' have taken that love of Disney and made a career out of it.
Now they are showing you how you could do that. Due for release May 16 2016, 5 well know Disney podcasters, Vloggers and bloggers will release Dream Finders, a documentary that explains how their love of Disney has become their life and how you could make that dream a reality.
They also intersperse this with interviews with prominent members of Disney's history, including Ron Schneider, the original Dream Finder in the Journey to Imagination attraction as well as showing visits to the parks we know and love.
I think I can say that for the whole team, these five are trully inspirations to us, as podcasters who do this a hobby, but would surely love to be able to this as a profession.
You can find the website for Dream Finders at http://dreamfinders.vhx.tv/ and you can also find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/disneydreamfinders
Sunday, 7 February 2016
Check out this episode!
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Podcast of the Week
The Mickey Dudes
This podcast has literally just started & at the time of writing it's 2 shows old
Don't be fooled, podcasts are usually rubbish when they are brand new
But I gotta say I already adore The Mickey Dudes Podcast
The production value is already top draw.
Whether this will get tiring (for the editor) after a while we shall see, I love the way when the team is talking about a subject then the back ground music changes to match the topic.
I don't know how many is in the team, it's huge.
The lads so far really know their stuff & the topics are interesting.
Don't get them wet!
Never feed after midnight!
& definitely don't compare them to Disney Brit
Enjoy the show below
Friday, 29 January 2016
Podcast of the Week
The Disney Dream Girls
I've listened to The Disney Dream Girls since the start
& I've heard them grow into one of the most polished podcasts out there
They report on Disney Land, Walt Disney World, Disney Land Paris & anything Disney related.
This weeks episode goes from one end of the spectrum to the other
With heart felt memories of the passing of David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Brian Bedford then the light hearted Disney version of The Price is Right.
The girls really know their stuff but aren't afraid to hold their hands up either when they don't know something. This podcast has a family feel to it & the close knit community that has grown around it is absolutely brilliant.
Please enjoy this weeks episode below