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Boardwalk

MAJOR EPISODES

Episode 563: Browsing The Boardwalk

Listener Questions

1168 19:06 Shane from Tennessee asks about good child-suitable entertainment at Downtown Disney and Boardwalk, and corresponding schedules

0558 Katie from Michigan asks whether admission is free to the Boardwalk.

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Mark of NJ wants to know our thoughts on Boardwalk vs. Downtown Disney .

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Kelly of TX wants suggestions for non-park activities in the daytime.
Mike Scopa suggests Boardwalk.

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Robert of Roswell, GA and asks for opinions on fun things to do outside the parks such as riding the monorail.
Matt recommends the Boardwalk Resort area and you can watch the Epcot Illuminations fireworks from the Boardwalk.

Cirque du Soleil La Nouba

MAJOR EPISODES

Episode 718: Honeymoon Touring Between 14′ and 15’50”

Episode 652: Worth It Or Not (Continued) From beginning to 8’55”

Episode 605: Downtown Disney Top 3’s From 15’50” onwards

Episode 538: Research trip results From 18′ onwards

Listener Questions

LS31 Part 2 – 20’20″: Kelly from Louisiana asks whether she needs to dress up for Cirque du Soleil.

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John of GA wants to know if his family should go to a water park or Cirque du Soleil La Nouba.

LS02 Martin from Orange County, CA wants to hear our opinions of La Nouba at Downtown Disney

Disney Wilderness Preserve

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Erwin of Belgium wants to know about the Disney Wilderness Preserve.
Len says the Disney Wilderness Lodge (Page 697 of the 2007 edition of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World) is a 12,000 acre real wildlife preserve operated in partnership with Disney and costs $3 for adults to get in and the number to cal is 407-935-0002.
Len says there are walking trails, guided outings and buggy rides.

Downtown Disney

Characters in Flight

MAJOR EPISODES

Episode 605: Downtown Disney Top 3’s Between 4’15” and 6’25”.

Listener Questions

LS033 95’30″: Christa from Connecticut asks about the Characters in Flight at Downtown Disney.

LS32 27’05″: Jay from Cinnenaty asks about the Characters in Flight (Downtown Disney).

DisneyQuest

MAJOR EPISODES

Episode 1354 – Worth It Or Not (2014) 20:29-22:15

Episode 641: Worth it or not? Between 6’15” and 8′

Episode 605: Downtown Disney Top 3’s Between 6’35” and 8’20”

Episode 560: Disney Quest

Listener Questions

1266 6:22 Brendan ponders the effects that new Magic Your Way vouchers will have on the crowds at Disney Quest and the mini golf courses going forward

0522 9’20″: Liam asks about touring at DisneyQuest.

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Daniel wants to know when we expect DisneyQuest to close.
Mike Scopa expects it could close anytime after October 1st.
Mike Scopa says DisneyQuest will be replaced by an ESPN Zone.

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Chris S wants to know if Disney Quest is worth a visit and if it is, what type of day is best to visit in terms of crowds.
Mike Scopa says if you’ve never gone to Disney Quest, you’ll likely have a good time and is worth doing at least once.
Mike Scopa says he would go any day of the week that offers the best weather for visiting the theme parks.
Mike Scopa warns against going to Disneu Quest when it rains because everyone goes then.
Len recommends going on school days, especially in the morning.
Len’s problem with Disney Quest is that the video games are dated.
Mike Scopa predicts Cyberspace Mountain will end up in Innoventions.

LS01 Part 3 – 38’50″: Aaron from Indiana asks about the rumor of DisneyQuest closing.

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Thomas Kerbow of Austin, TX wants to know his 3 children can run unsupervised at Disney Quest.
Mike Scopa wouldn’t recommend that they roam free, especially if it’s their first time and that as a family, it would be more rewarding to stay together.

0045
Natalie Aked of Canberra, Australia asks about the children clubs such as the Neverland club?.
Mike Scopa would recommend Disney Quest or the mini golf offerings as opposed to the childrens clubs.

Generally

See also Specific Restuarants.

MAJOR EPISODES

Episode 1416 – Disney Springs Eats

Episode 1256 – Get it Outta Here! 21:05-22:42

Episode 1229 – Downtown Disney Marketplace Restaurant Reviews

Episode 1227 – Downtown Disney Dining

Episode 1163 – Disney Springs Reaction

Episode 864: A Day at Downtown Disney

Episode 605: Downtown Disney Top 3’s, including

  • Pin Trading – 12’20” to 13’50”
  • World of Disney store – 14’40” to 15’10”

Listener Questions

1349 16:49 Mike from the UK asks about Disney Springs construction

1228 3:14 Dan from New Mexico asks Len if Touring Plans will ever do a Crowd Calendar for Downtown Disney

1192 23:46 Tim asks about the future of Downtown Disney

1168 19:06 Shane from Tennessee asks about good child-suitable entertainment at Downtown Disney and Boardwalk, and corresponding schedules

0594 21’20″: Someone asks what the must sees in Downtown Disney are.

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Sydney wants to know about the Disney art store at Downtown Disney.
Sydney also wants to know about meeting Santa Claus at Downtown Disney.

0245
Kelly of TX wants suggestions for non-park activities in the daytime.
Len suggests Downtown Disney and mini golf.

0060
Robert of Roswell, GA and asks for opinions on fun things to do outside the parks such as riding the monorail.
Matt also likes Downtown Disney as something to do for free.
Len mentions there’s a free boat ride that goes between Port Orleans Riverside, French Quarter, Old Key West and Downtown Disney.

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Mike mentions Legoland at Downtown Disney is always fun for the kids.

Fishing

0534 11’00″: Terry from Tenneessee wants to know about fishing at WDW.

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Randy comments on fishing at Walt Disney World.

Generally

Episode 960: That’s Entertainment!

Episode 763: Just A Little More Time

1379 24:03 David from Indiana asks the hosts to mention a special activity at WDW that they’d most like to receive as a present

1228 22:01 Mary from Massachusetts, who will have a car, asks for worthwhile activities that aren’t easily accessed via WDW transportation

0725 17’00″: Charles asks what he can do in WDW without going into the Parks.

21’50″: Kevin from Indiana wants some early morning activities.

LS42 61’10″: Gayle wants to dance on property.

68’20″: Geoff from Arkansas wants to get his tickets before his hotel reservation starts. Matt gives suggestions for things to do Outside of the Parks.

LS41 61’30″: Mike from Alabama asks whether ride-along passengers would be allowed at parasailing.

0692 Emerson from New Zealand asks about the Panel’s non-attractions favorite. Scopa mentions Mike Scibetta, who was in Episode 381.

0683 22’20″: Albert from Pennsylvania says that he couldn’t book a carriage ride.

0651 7’05″: Guy from NJ asks for favorite places outside of the Parks.

LSE1 20’40″: Hayden from UK wants new things to do in WDW. Matt starts his Dick van Dyke impressions.

LS31 Part 1 – 54’00″: Kim from Maryland asks about Other WDW Entertainment.

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Nina of PA wants to know somewhere to dance for adults that is slower .

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Mike of IN wants to know the best non-park related activities.

0245
Kelly of TX wants suggestions for non-park activities in the daytime.
Mike Scopa suggests Boardwalk.
Len suggests Downtown Disney and mini golf.
Len says Fantasia mini golf is the hardest mini golf course ever.

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Bill of New England wants suggestions for things to do at night after the parks are closed.
Matt likes the Boardwalk area.
Mike Scopa suggests Pleasure Island and go to the Comedy Warehouse and the Adventurer’s Club.
Mike Newell goes to Downtown Disney’s Marketplace.
Mike Scopa says you can walk from Saratoga Springs to Downtown Disney.
Matt enjoys going to Animal Kingdom Lodge and going to Victoria Falls and then doing the night vision goggles.

LS02 Monte from Las Vegas, NV wants to know the best place at Walt Disney World to get a massage

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Robert of Roswell, GA and asks for opinions on fun things to do outside the parks such as riding the monorail.
Mike Scopa recommends Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf and Beaches n’ Cream.
Matt recommends the Boardwalk Resort area and you can watch the Epcot Illuminations fireworks from the Boardwalk.
Matt also likes Downtown Disney as something to do for free.
Len mentions there’s a free boat ride that goes between Port Orleans Riverside, French Quarter, Old Key West and Downtown Disney.

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Joe also wants to know what activities are good outside the parks for young children.
Len answers that at the resorts, you can find play areas as well as miniture golf, bike rides & fishing.
Mike mentions Legoland at Downtown Disney is always fun for the kids.
Len mentions that the better the resort you stay at, the more ammenities for children.

Golf

Episode 1256 – Get it Outta Here! 22:43-24:57

1266 6:22 Brendan ponders the effects that new Magic Your Way vouchers will have on the crowds at Disney Quest and the mini golf courses going forward

LS25 Part 1, 5’45” Abbey from Connecticut also asks about mini-golf and golf generally.

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Bonnie writes in to say that Fantasia Gardens isn’t as difficult as we’ve mentioned in the past.
Brian of KY also writes in to comment on the difficulty of Fantasia Gardens.

0373
JillAnn of IN wants to know if Disney mini-golf is worth the time.

0343
Mouseworshipper wants to know about mini golf at Walt Disney World and if it’s worth it.

0245
Kelly of TX wants suggestions for non-park activities in the daytime.
Len suggests Downtown Disney and mini golf.
Len says Fantasia mini golf is the hardest mini golf course ever.

0227
Kyle of CA wants to know about information on golf at Walt Disney World.
Mike Scopa says the Funai Classic takes place in October.
Mike Scopa mentions resort guests get priority tee-times.
Matt mentioned [1]WDWGolf.com.

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Jamie of NY wants to know what someone in her party can do if they aren’t interested in “children things”.
Matt suggests mini golf.

0060
Robert of Roswell, GA and asks for opinions on fun things to do outside the parks such as riding the monorail.
Mike Scopa recommends Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf and Beaches n’ Cream.

0045
Natalie Aked of Canberra, Australia asks about the children clubs such as the Neverland club?.
Mike Scopa would recommend Disney Quest or the mini golf offerings as opposed to the childrens clubs.

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Donald of Minneapolis, MN wants to know if Fantasia Gardens or Winter Summerland mini-golf is better is better.
Matt thinks it comes down to theme between the two.
Fantasia Gardens has a general Disney theme to it (pixie dust and such).
Mike recommends if your family is really into a Disney theme, go for Fantasia Gardens.

Hoop-De-Doo Musical Revue

MAJOR EPISODES

Episode 705: Food Vs. Atmosphere Between 6’40” and 9’05”

Episode 544: Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

Listener Questions

1409 4:21 Amanda from Minnesota asks if she will have time to see the Main Street Electrical Parade after the 4 PM showing of the Hoop Dee Doo Revue

1142 2:42 Rick from Pennsylvania comments on Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue music

1100 12:36 Cindy discusses Toy Story Midway Mania and Hoop de Doo Revue.

LS033 77’10″: Becky from Indiana says that she and her children enjoyed the Hoop-de-Doo Revue.

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Brian of OR wants to know which dinner show is better, Mickey’s Backyard BBQ (Fort Wilderness) or Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue.
Len likes Mickey’s Backyard BBQ better.
Len warns Brian to bring bug spray because it’s outside.

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Kathleen of MA wants suggestions for a birthday.
Len says Raglan Road doesn’t get too fun till about 9pm and Hoop-dee-doo is on the expensive side.

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Jennifer of CA wants to know a review of the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue.
Mike Scopa says everyone should experience it at least once.
Mike Scopa mentions it is expensive but the food quality has improved over the years.
Mike Scopa recommends booking the first show of the evening and book six months ahead of time.
Mike Scopa says Table 13 is the best table.
Mike Scopa says Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue is two table service credits on the Disney Dining Plan.

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Paul also asks wants suggestions for his daughter’s 18th birthday.
Mike Scopa would make a reservation for Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and be sure to wear a birthday button while at the show.
Len recommends telling everyone at the hotel and restaurants you eat at that it’s her 18th birthday.

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Matt from Massachusetts asks [2]on a recent podcast, we voiced a bad opinion of the Polynesian Luau dinner show; Can you give me a review of the Hoop-dee-doo Musical Revue (located at Pioneer Hotel in Fort Wilderness)?.
Mike recommends everyone should see the Hoop-dee-doo at least once in their life and it’s the premier family show at Walt Disney World.
Mike says the food has improved quite a bit over the years and is a lot of fun and highly recommends it.
Mike suggests listeners make a reservation at least 6 months ahead of time because it’s so popular.
Mike recommends you see the early show so you can see the theme parks that night.
Matt’s only problem with the show is it’s at Fort Wilderness which mean’s it takes a few buses to get there.
Mike suggests you take a boat from in front of the Magic Kingdom to where River Country used to be and you can walk to Pioneer Hall which is about a 10 or 15 minute walk.

Mickey’s Backyard Barbecue

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The Richard Petty Driving Experience

Episode 1256 – Get it Outta Here! 24:57-25:42

Episode 691: The Richard Petty Driving Experience

Surrey Bikes

0558 Katie from Michigan asks about renting a Surrey bike.

Water Craft

1103 11:19 Paul asks about renting Boston Whalers

LSE1 23’10″: Hayden from UK asks about the Sea Racers.

23’10″: Hayden from UK asks about the Sea Racers.

0519 22’45″: Butch and Annette say the best place to rent Water Mice.

0490 1’15″: Abbey from CT asks whether she needs to make reservations for the Sea Racers.

LS25 Part 1, 16’40” Sarah from New York is coming to WDW in June 2009 and wants to know about renting the Water Craft.

Water Parks

See Water Parks.

The (ESPN) Wide World of Sports

MAJOR EPISODES

Episode 1312 – March 2014 PreviewSpring training baseball After 13:04

Episode 690: ESPN’s Wide World Of Sports

Listener Questions

1322 9:13 Dan from New Mexico asks about touring the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

1158 1:50 Jeff from Indiana asks about activities at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex

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David of TN wants to know where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will train at the Wide World of Sports.

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Matt says the spring training facility at Wide World of Sports for the Atlanta Braves is great.

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