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May 23, 2017

Tom Morrow’s Mouse – Special Episode 30A

 

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This episode, Nick brings us his trip report from Pandora: World of Avatar. Nick got to be one of the first guest to visit Pandora during the Annual Passholder VIP events. He gives us the rundown of the land itself along with a review of Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey. Get the inside scoop with Nick’s firsthand account of Pandora: The World of Avatar.

May 19, 2017

Tom Morrow’s Mouse – Episode 30

 

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  1. Dad on Disney – Mad Tea Party
  2. Jenny’s trip report
  3. Beauty and the Beast Preview
  4. Discussion of upcoming live action films
Apr 23, 2017

Episode 29 Show Notes 

 

 

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What are your 3 least favorite rides at Disney?

 

Jenny: Journey Into Imagination, Test Track, Stitch

Lori: Expedition Everest, Primeval Whirl, Stitch

Nick: Ellen’s Energy Adventure, All Spinner rides!

Ken: Barnstormer,

 

Top 3 Favorite rides at Disney!

 

Nick:  Haunted Mansion, People Mover, Big Thunder Mountain

Ken:  Haunted Mansion, Spaceship Earth, Kilimanjaro Safari

Jenny: People Mover, Carousel of Progress, Spaceship Earth

Lori:  It’s a Small World, Splash Mountain, Soarin

Mar 28, 2017

 

Episode 28 Show Notes 

Cohosting: Nick, Ken, Jenny

Dad on Disney discusses Goofy’s Barnstormer in Fantasyland

Shake ups in the ABC TV network, creating a direct to consumer baseball program

New Disney podcast about their broadway shows

Youtube controversy with Maker Studios and controversial content created under their watch

Major power outage in January knocks out power to most of Epcot

Rumored changes to the Grand Floridian

Disney looking to take full ownership of Disneyland Paris

Disney gets new Chief Diversity Officer

Doc Mcstuffins Meet and Greet in Animal Kingdom

Gondolas

 

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Mar 3, 2017

Episode 27 Show Notes  

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 Tonight we all discuss what we would change about Epcot. What countries would you add if you could and what would  you change about Future World.

Feb 15, 2017

Episode 26

Co-hosting: Ken and Jenny

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2:00 ABC gets a new CFO http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/disney-abc-television-1201964456/

10:30- Ken says a new “Major experience” coming to MK by end of the year

13:00- Tokyo’s Olympics to feature falling stars https://qz.com/689794/a-man-made-meteor-shower-launched-by-satellite-could-open-the-2020-olympic-games-in-tokyo/

16:20- Disney Infiniti division now owned by WB, doing a Cars 3 game http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/01/24/disney-infinity-studio-reformed-under-warner-bros-developing-cars-3-game

25:15- Could the TL Speedway be demo’d for a new performance venue? http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2017/01/24/rumors-point-to-magic-kingdom-closing-speedway-as-part-of-tomorrowland-facelift

28:30- Rumors say Disney Junior – Live on Stage being replaced by screens http://wdwnt.com/blog/2017/01/rumor-disney-junior-live-stage-removing-puppets-become-screen-based-show/

32:00- Slinky Dog coaster now is boring http://wdwnt.com/blog/2016/04/concept-art-cuts-made-to-toy-story-land-scenes-removed-from-slinky-dog-coaster/

34:00- ABC focus groups take over the Wonders of Life pavilion http://blogmickey.com/2017/01/disney-using-wonders-life-pavilion-guest-focus-groups/

Jenny asks if the Festival of the Arts at Epcot is a festival for locals and why more of this wasn’t done before

40:05- Housekeeping at WDW restructures http://wdwnt.com/blog/2017/01/housekeeping-disney-world-reorganized-due-degrading-service-quality/

48:08 – GotG Mission Breakout info http://www.slashfilm.com/disneylands-guardians-of-the-galaxy-mission-breakout-ride-reveals-new-details/

“You should’ve went on (Horizons) went it was there and it wouldn’t be gone” …” Obviously other people didn’t because it was so unpopular they tore it down.”

55:40 – 21 Royal now offers a $15,000 dinner http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2017/01/30/disney-now-offers-a-15000-dinner-inside-walts-in-park-apartment

57:50- Seven Seas Cocktail at The Wave http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2017/01/24/news-and-review-24-oz-seven-seas-lagoon-cocktail-debuts-disneys-contemporary-resort/

Feb 13, 2017

Episode 25

Co-Hosting: Lori, Jenny, Ken and Nick

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Dad on Disney – Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel

- It is a piece of Americana that is going to be 100 years old in 2017.

- Is this a must do attraction? No. It is a must see. It’s a must see because it is so beautifully build, painted, and maintained. There is nothing today that can compare to this classic.

 

News-

The team discuss the closing of the “Greatest Show on Earth”, Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus. Is Disney going to buy the parent company, Feld??

Game –

Jenny leads us in a game of This or That!

Feb 9, 2017

Episode 24

Co-Hosting: Lori, Jenny, Ken and Nick

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Dad on Disney – MK’s 7 Dwarfs Mine Train

Great for kids. Nick’s daughter is 5 and loves it but is also a thrill seeker.

“I’m still not sure about these media enhanced AAs.”

It’s a popular ride. Ride early or get a fastpass.

“I think it’s one of the best interactive queues on property.”

Try to find the hidden vault key.

Not the most comfortable ride for guys. You might want to ‘adjust’ before sitting down.

 

Lori’s Discounts and Travel Tips-

Free Dining at WDW (Not Dining Plan) – Book before Feb 12

Fun & Sun Deal – Book by Feb 26

 

News-

TWDC receives $50 mill life insurance from Carrie Fisher’s death http://www.businessinsider.com/disney-insurance-money-carrie-fisher-death-2017-1

Petition- Princess Leia as a Disney Princess http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/carrie-fisher-petition-started-make-star-wars-leia-an-official-disney-princess-961121

Disney Kids streaming box http://www.insidethemagic.net/2017/01/disney-set-to-release-a-99-streaming-box-that-plays-games/

Update on the story- http://www.gamespot.com/articles/that-99-disney-streaming-box-was-an-unofficial-pro/1100-6446723/

Iron Man Experience Opens at HKDL http://news-en.hongkongdisneyland.com/PressReleases/PressReleaseDetail.aspx?AssetId=da70a9a1-2aa1-472e-b151-7dcfed665000

MaxPass comes to DL https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/01/additional-disney-fastpass-locations-and-new-disney-maxpass-coming-to-disneyland-resort/

One Day Meal Plan at MK http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2017/01/10/disney-now-has-a-one-day-meal-plan-in-case-buying-two-separate-meals-is-too-confusing

Jan 26, 2017

 

Episode 23

Co-Hosting: Ken, Lori, Nick 

 

On this episode we catch up on all of the current Disney World News

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Notes  

Nick discusses Rogue One and how amazing it is without giving it all away!!

 

News:

New Tequila Bar coming to Epcot

http://wdwnt.com/blog/2016/12/choza-del-tequila-coming-epcot-2017-margaritas/

 

Security at Disneyland

http://blog.touringplans.com/2016/12/15/everything-need-know-disneylands-new-security-procedures/

 

New CIF Balloon coming!

http://savepleasureisland.blogspot.com/2016/12/ds-update-cif-iii-coming.html

 

New Breakfast Kiosks coming to All Star Movie & All Star Music

http://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/pizza-kiosks-at-disneys-all-star-movies-and-music-resorts-now-serving-breakfast/

 

Euro Disney Suing Disney

http://thedisneyblog.com/2016/12/12/euro-disney-investors-sue-disney-fees-imposed-use-characters/

 

Lion King and Who Framed Roger Rabbit added to the National Film Registry

http://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/entertainment/disneys-the-lion-king-who-framed-roger-rabbit-join-the-national-film-registry/

 

Hong Kong Disneyland Iron Man Experience

http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/2016/12/hong-kong-disneyland-iron-man_18.html

 

Annual Passholder Exclusive Line

http://diskingdom.com/2016/12/18/annual-passholder-entrance-lines-coming-walt-disney-world/

 

Alcohol coming to 4 new locations at Magic Kingdom

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2016/12/18/disney_world_to_expa.html?cid=rss

 

 

Jan 13, 2017

Lori is back for Episode 22 after her trip to Disney World.  She gives us a trip report where she got to meet up with Nick at Epcot during the Food and Wine festival. During the Dad on Disney segment, Nick cover the Enchanted Tales with Belle.  Ken has a desk full of articles including news about Epcot form Destination D, new Magic Bands, Pandora, Drones at Disney Springs and Star Wars Land.

Featuring: 

Lori, Ken, Nick

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 Dad on Disney:

Enchanted Tales with Belle

  • Only FP+ if you have to. You can usually find some time when the queue is short.
  • Do your best to get the attention of the cast members who are choosing the parts. They will be happy to put you in the show.
  • The animated characters are amazing.
  • You get to take pictures with Belle at the end of the show

 

Ken’s News Desk:

  • Future of Epcot
  • Destination D
  • New Magic Bands
  • Pandora update
  • Star Wars Land
  • Drones at Disney Springs
  • Lobby at Dolphin Resort gets Renovations
  • Give Kids the World is Expanding with New Buildings
Jan 9, 2017

Today Lori is gone so Ken and Nick kick back and talk about margaritas, Cold War spying at WDW, and interactive bus stops. During Nick’s Dad on Disney segment he covers The Little Mermaid in Magic Kingdom giving details on his favorite Hidden Mickey and the best time to ride the dark ride.

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Lori, Ken, Nick

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Dad on Disney:

Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid

  • Fastpass Available
  • Accessibility- must leave wheelchair
  • Usually open during extra ticketed events
  • Nick- “This is a must ride for me.”
  • Ride Vehicle Clamshells- 2 adults max, 2 adults and small child, but if you have 4 split up 2 and 2.
  • Ride early morning or use a Fastpass
  • After the ride meet Ariel in her grotto next door
  • Hidden Mickey in the rockwork of the exit area

 

Ken’s News Desk:

Disney Jr Asia introduces interactive bus stops- http://grandvisual.com/disney-junior-asia-brings-magical-moments-to-southeast-asia-with-augmented-reality-activation/

Epcot announces new Margarita stand- http://blogmickey.com/2016/12/photos-construction-new-margarita-location-mexico-pavilion/

Jim Hill says Ratatouille to open in Epcot by 2021- https://disneydish.bandcamp.com/track/unbuilt-disney-the-1984-development-memo

Ark from ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ now on display at DHS- http://wdwnt.com/blog/2016/10/photos-video-ark-indiana-jones-raiders-lost-ark-now-disneys-hollywood-studios/

TV Hall of Fame kicked out of DHS- http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/attractions/theme-park-rangers-blog/os-disney-hollywood-studios-television-academy-20161019-story.html

Club Villan at DHS- https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/hollywood-studios/club-villain/

STK seems to be struggling- http://www.themeparktourist.com/news/20161101/32276/disney-springs-trouble

Bob Iger announces new book deal- http://variety.com/2016/biz/news/bob-iger-disney-book-deal-random-house-1201890827/

Wanda hires HKDL vet- https://qz.com/810769/chinas-wanda-group-has-hired-the-ex-head-of-hong-kong-disneyland-to-help-it-crush-disney/

The FBI spied on Epcot- https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2016/jan/14/fbi-epcot/

 

 

 

 

Dec 19, 2016

Co-Hosting: Lori, Nick

Special Guest: Matthew and Rebekah Conville-Clients of Lori

 

On this episode Lori walks through her clients vacation plans!

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Notes 

Rebekah and Matt Conville have travelled to Disney World several times with family, but this time are taking a trip together no kids.

They will be at Coronado Springs Resort in December, they have never stayed there before and are very excited to stay there!

 After going through the background of their vacation plans, Lori asks them to begin their Fast Pass planning. Everyone throws out their favorite fastpass options while Matt and Rebekah make their choices!

Matt and Rebekah plan on coming back on the show once they get back from their trip.

Dec 2, 2016

Episode Disney Parks Fantasy Draft Part 4

Draft Picks 31-40

This is the final installment of the Disney Parks Fantasy Draft. The players are struggling to find their “Diamond in the rough” that will put them over the top to win the draft. Thing get heated…and funny at the end as the final trades and steals take place!

 

Find out who comes out on top and takes home the trophy for the First Disney Parks Fantasy Draft!

 

Seven Disney fanatics are playing the Disney Parks Fantasy Draft to become the first ever Tom Morrow’s Mouse Disney Parks Fantasy Draft Champion! Our contestants are picking from over 400 attractions, entertainment, restaurants and shops from all the domestic parks and Disney Springs. Each attraction has a secret value assigned to it. The contestant with the highest point value after 40 rounds will be crowned the champion. Who will win?? Listen in as everyone takes makes their picks! 

  

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Carrie Duffner-Travel Agent with Upon A Star Travel 

@uponastarcarrie

 

Jennifer Novotny-Travel Agent/Owner at Upon Star Travel 

Co/Host Divas Dish Diz  

@UponAStarJenn 

 

Jerusha Howard-The Disney Chef 

@thedisneychef 

 

Kallie Lavoie-Co Host Divas Dish Diz 

@Miss_K_Lavoie 

 

Safari Mike-Host of Radio Harambe Podcast 

@JamboEveryone 

 

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Nov 3, 2016

Episode Disney Parks Fantasy Draft Part 3

Draft Picks 21-30

 As Jen continues to fire her staff, the contestants debate the finer points of cupcakes, the Great Movie Ride and Chik-fil-a. Find out who gets the secretly added Tangled bathrooms in the Magic Kingdom. The tension is definitely building as we move into the second half of the Disney Parks Fantasy Draft.

Seven Disney fanatics are playing the Disney Parks Fantasy Draft to become the first ever Tom Morrow’s Mouse Disney Parks Fantasy Draft Champion! Our contestants are picking from over 400 attractions, entertainment, restaurants and shops from all the domestic parks and Disney Springs. Each attraction has a secret value assigned to it. The contestant with the highest point value after 40 rounds will be crowned the champion. Who will win?? Listen in as everyone takes makes their picks! 

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Carrie Duffner-Travel Agent with Upon A Star Travel 

@uponastarcarrie

 

Jennifer Novotny-Travel Agent/Owner at Upon Star Travel Co/Host Divas Dish Diz  - @UponAStarJenn 

Jerusha Howard-The Disney Chef - @thedisneychef 

Kallie Lavoie-Co Host Divas Dish Diz - @Miss_K_Lavoie 

 Safari Mike-Host of Radio Harambe Podcast - @JamboEveryone 

 

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Oct 31, 2016

Episode 18 Show Notes 

 

Featuring: 

Lori, Ken, Nick

 

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Dad on Disney:

  • Dad creates 2 wall mural for his daughter
  • “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”
    • Classic Dark Ride
    • Fairly short ride
    • Hit it during non-peak times – early in the morning, during parades or meal times
    • Don’t use a Fastpass+ unless it’s absolutely necessary or it’s the only option
    • There’s a lot of detail in this ride, including a picture of Mr. Toad handing over the deed of the property to Owl
    • The “bounce with Tigger effect” was inspired by the children of the Imagineers

 

Ken’s News Desk:

  • Drones
  • PizzeRizzo
  • Gaurdians of the Galaxy – Universe of Energy

 

Lori’s Travel Tips:

  • Back to school booking promotion
    • Customized Backpack
    • Packing supplies
    • Referral bonus of $25
  • What to pack
  • Garden Grocer - https://www.gardengrocer.com
  • Safety Tat - https://new.safetytat.com

 

Game: Trivia – Walt Disney World for Grown Ups – Intermediate Quiz

Oct 11, 2016

Episode Disney Draft Part 2

Draft Picks 8-20 

Seven Disney fanatics are playing the Disney Parks Fantasy Draft to become the first ever Tom Morrow’s Mouse Disney Parks Fantasy Draft Champion! Our contestants are picking from over 400 attractions, entertainment, restaurants and shops from all the domestic parks and Disney Springs. Each attraction has a secret value assigned to it. The contestant with the highest point value after 40 rounds will be crowned the champion. Who will win?? Listen in as everyone takes makes their picks!  

 

Follow Tom Morrow’s Mouse Cast Members on Twitter:  

@tommorrowsmouse  

@klstorey  

@uponastarlori  

@nickilasi  

 

Special Guests: 

Carrie Duffner-Travel Agent with Upon A Star Travel 

@uponastarcarrie

 

Jennifer Novotny-Travel Agent/Owner at Upon Star Travel 

Co/Host Divas Dish Diz  

@UponAStarJenn 

 

Jerusha Howard-The Disney Chef 

@thedisneychef 

 

Kallie Lavoie-Co Host Divas Dish Diz 

@Miss_K_Lavoie 

 

Safari Mike-Host of Radio Harambe Podcast 

@JamboEveryone 

    

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Sep 29, 2016

Episode 17 Show Notes 

 

Featuring: 

Nick, Ken

 

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Dad on Disney:

“It’s a Small World”

  • Classic Disney Boat Ride
  • Classic Song everyone knows!
  • Walt originally wanted each locations’ national anthem sung
  • The Sherman Brothers came up with It’s A Small World!
  • Mary Blair designed the iconic artwork for the ride
  • Alice Davis designed all of the costumes for all of the dolls!
  • They used authentic materials for all of the original costumes
  • Created for the 1964 World’s Fair
  • Was an opening day attraction for Walt Disney World

Disney Balloons:

  • What do you do with the balloons when you are flying home?
  • No inflated balloons on a plane
  • Can’t buy deflated balloons
  • At the Earport (Disney Store) at the Airport you can have your balloon deflated to take home on the plane!
  • Must be deflated before you go through security
  • Give the balloon to another child that will be staying, extend some Pixie Dust!

Ken’s News Desk:

  • Rumor that Bay Lake Tower 2 is coming
  • Ken discusses ‘Saving Epcot by making it his Dream Epcot’
  • Magic Band design change? RFID will be in a puck and you get an interchangeable band.
  • Disneyland Parking structure to go up across the street
  • Will Monorail Route change at Disneyland?
  • Fantasmic on hold at Disneyland, it will come back as Fantasmic 2.0 with updated scenes
  • What can we do in Epcot to better things?
  • Jungle book Alive with Magic has been closed down as of Sept 5th
  • Evening hours at Animal Kingdom have been reduced
  • Is Stitch closing? Wreck It Ralph may be taking over!
  • Interactive Lightsaber
Sep 22, 2016

Episode Disney Draft Part 1

 

 

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Jennifer Novotny-Travel Agent/Owner at Upon Star Travel

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Seven Disney fanatics are playing the Disney Parks Fantasy Draft to become the first ever Tom Morrow’s Mouse Disney Parks Fantasy Draft Champion! Our contestants are picking from over 400 attractions, entertainment, restaurants and shops from all the domestic parks and Disney Springs. Each attraction has a secret value assigned to it. The contestant with the highest point value after 40 rounds will be crowned the champion. Who will win?? Listen in as everyone takes makes their picks!

Aug 31, 2016

Episode 16 Show Notes

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Dad on Disney:

Peter Pan’s Flight

  • Get a fast pass, lines can get long for this one!
  • Under 7 must ride with someone over 14
  • We all agree that it would be great to have a longer version!
  • Dad on Disney says “The Quintessential Disney Dark Ride, one of the most popular rides in the parks, one of the originals. It remains timeless and endearing.

Ken’s News Desk:

  1. Reports of Disneyland Paris being evacuated
  2. Main Street Electrical Parade to end and do a limited visit at Disneyland L
  3. Is Paint the Night coming to Disney World?
  4. Disney applies for patent for Projection drones
  5. ESPN to start streaming sports channel with BAMTECH
  6. Dopey falls off the boat during Fantasmic and hits Goofy!
  7. Great Movie Ride to be replaced with the Great Mickey Ride?
  8. Rogue One Trailer to come out!!

Lori’s Travels

  • Disney Released a Winter Promo
    • Very Limited Availability
  • Rider Swap Tips and discussion
Aug 26, 2016

Episode 15 Show Notes

 

 

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Ken’s News Desk:

 

Layoff of Imagineers

 

Night of Joy at ESPN Wide World of Sports

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/08/night-of-joy-at-espn-wide-world-of-sports-delivers-more-music-spirit-and-fun/

 

 

Star Wars Rebels Interactive Gift Pack

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/05/new-star-wars-rebels-interactive-adventure-from-disney-floral-gifts/

 

Elena of Avalor coming to the parks for meet & Greets

http://www.themainstreetmouse.com/2016/08/03/princess-elena-of-avalor-is-coming-to-walt-disney-world-next-week/

 

Shark Reef closing at Typhoon Lagoon & New Water Slide coming!

http://wdwnt.com/blog/2016/08/breaking-shark-reef-at-typhoon-lagoon-to-close-soon/

Paint the Night coming to DisneyWorld? Ending at Disneyland

http://wdwnt.com/blog/2016/08/breaking-paint-the-night-parade-at-disneyland-will-end-september-5th-as-well/

 

The Great Movie Ride on it’s way out? New Mickey themed ride coming to replace it?

ttp://wdwnt.com/blog/2016/08/rumor-the-great-mickey-ride-replacing-movie-ride-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/

 

Lori says a new discount or promo will be coming soon for Disney World.

Aug 12, 2016

Co-Hosting: Ken, Lori and Nick

Special Guest: Toren of Terror

On this episode Lori starts us off with travel tips for getting those coveted Advanced Dining Reservations. The team discusses news about Rogue One, Guardian’s of the Galaxy rumors, the future of Future World, updates to the My Disney Experience App, and the opening of Abracadabar.

Our special guest is Toren of Terror. Toren is a Disney Periscoper with over 1 million hearts. He lives local to and visits Walt Disney World frequently. Toren has a great personality and a fun style when he is scoping. He shares some funny stories that happened at the parks and gives us some tips on producing a great “scope”.

This episode’s game is “Name your Top 5 Hidden Mickey’s”

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Aug 9, 2016

On this episode Jerusha, The Disney Chef, stops by to talk food, best kept Disney secrets and even a little Pokemon. The news includes the latest on Legos, DHS, FuelRods and more.

 

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Show Notes-

00:02:45 Cinderella Lego Castle (http://www.forbes.com/sites/andyrobertson/2016/07/11/lego-disney-castle-is-4000-piece-replica-of-disney-resort-cinderella-castle/)

00:05:30 Disney Box Office Success (http://screenrant.com/disney-5-billion-dollars-box-office-2016/)

Nick - “It seems like every movie coming out right now is a Disney movie”

Will Tower of Terror be a Guardians of the Galaxy/Zootopia Mash-up ride? No, no it won’t.

00:10:00 Early Morning Magic Hours at DHS (https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/07/disney-early-morning-magic-at-disneys-hollywood-studios-start-august-1/)

Ken- “This is the idiotic thing Disney has done in a long time.”

00:18:00 Touring Plans releases new ranking of Magic Kingdom according to kids (http://blog.touringplans.com/2016/07/12/what-kids-like-at-the-magic-kingdom/)

At least everyone can agree Stitch’s Great Escape sucks.

Jerusha tells a trick on how to get the chili dog scent sprayed right into your face!

00:30:15 Nick proposes a Car themed Churro

00:30:30 FuelRods arrive at WDW (http://www.themeparktourist.com/news/20160708/32046/ways-walt-disney-world-making-your-next-visit-more-convenient)

00:35:55 New Disney Princess- Elena of Avalor (https://ohmy.disney.com/insider/2015/01/29/meet-the-new-disney-princess-elena-of-avalor/)

Lori- “I’m excited because she looks like my daughter.”

Nick- “Does (Sophia) get bullied for having such a big head?”

00:42:33 – WDW attendance down (http://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/201608/5193/)

Lori- “I’ve had a bang up summer…I’ve probably sold last minute summer trips, at least 10-15 of them.”

00:45:00 – Ken gives an update on the NBA Experience (possibly) coming to Disney Springs

Jerusha recommends the Video Game Museum Hall of Fame (Fun Spot from King of Kong)

00:49:00 Interview with Jerusha

00:55:30 Jerusha talks about her favorite WDW restaurants

00:58:00 Lori tells a great story of her son losing his tooth when visiting San Angle Inn

Jerusha recommends requesting fresh fruit on your dessert

Jerusha- “There’s certain dining options coming to Avatarland which seem really exciting.”

01:17:30 Ken- “T-Rex has one of the best bars on Disney property.”

Jerusha recommends joining the Landry’s Dining Club.

Jul 15, 2016

Episode 12 Show Notes

 

 

 

Featuring: Nick & Lori

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 -We started the show with Lori going over (Why you should use a travel agent to book your trips to Disney World and what you get when you book with a travel agent)

  • Travel Agent monitor prices for discounts and promotions to save you $$ even after you have booked
  • Travel agents will do all dining reservations and fast passes
  • Travel agents can help you navigate your way through the park, help you understand transportation and assist in al aspects of your trip

Nick talked about the new Han Solo Spin off and all of the positive buzz it is getting!

http://screenrant.com/star-wars-han-solo-spinoff-best-script/

 

 

Nick mentioned that Alligator Warning signs are now being placed inside the Magic Kingdom near Tom Sawyers Island.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/alligator-warning-signs-now-posted-inside-the-magic-kingdom/

 

Lori discussed the new Single Rider line testing at Kali River Rapids.

http://blog.touringplans.com/2016/07/02/kali-river-rapids-to-test-single-rider-option/

 

Nick told us about the Sandtastic Weekend coming to the Swan and The Dolphin beginning August 26th.

http://www.wdwmagic.com/resorts/walt-disney-world-swan/news/29jun2016-sandtastic-weekends-coming-to-the-walt-disney-world-swan-and-dolphin-later-this-summer.htm

 

Lori mentioned the opening of the new COKE store at Disney Springs. It has a rooftop bar!

http://www.wesh.com/orlandomyway/orlando-theme-parks/cocacola-store-at-disney-springs-now-open/40363384

 

Nick told us about drones now being under regulation at Shanghai Disneyland. Nick said they should regulate pooping in the bushes too!

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/metro/society/New-regulation-targets-drones-over-Disneyland/shdaily.shtml

 

Lori and Nick discussed Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival and the Eat to the Beat concert series lineup!

http://thedisneyblog.com/2016/06/29/epcots-2016-food-wine-festival-expands-lineup/

 

 

Jul 5, 2016

Co-Hosting: Ken, Lori and Nick

On this episode the crew catch up on all the news from the past few weeks. Star Wars, Dining Plan changes and an interesting new way to get extra Fastpasses all come up. After the news they discuss what they would like to see happen to World Showcase if a nation ever got kicked out.

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Notes

00:00:45 – Star Wars themed pressed pennies appear at Disneyland (http://thedisneyblog.com/2016/06/27/disneyland-adds-star-wars-elongated-coins/?platform=hootsuite)

 00:05:50 – TIP- Nick says that Guest Services can help direct you to the pressed penny machines. Also search online for maps

00:06:40 – Disneyland may end regular fireworks at the park (https://www.yahoo.com/style/hold-disneyland-doing-away-fireworks-225714630.html)

00:14:00- Indiana Jones 5 is coming and it’ll feature Harrison Ford (http://www.chipandco.com/indy-reboot-come-indiana-jones-5-242971/)

00:19:29- “Because nothing says Disney like a group of Nazis” – Ken

00:18:20- TIP - “If you’re doing Fastpasses for Hollywood Studios [Indiana Jones] is not the place spend them” – Lori

 

00:19:30- Refillable popcorn buckets coming to WDW (http://www.orlandothemeparkupdates.com/2016/refillable-popcorn-buckets-coming-to-walt-disney-world/)

 

00:21:37- Could The Muppets be moving in at Liberty Square? (http://wdwnt.com/blog/2016/06/breaking-the-muppets-are-coming-to-liberty-square-at-the-magic-kingdom-in-new-attraction/)

 

00:27:25- Epcot’s Mexico is opening earlier due to Frozen demand (http://www.orlandothemeparkupdates.com/2016/gran-fiesta-tour-starring-the-three-caballeros-at-epcots-mexico-pavilion-to-open-earlier/)

 

00:29:32- Fastpass for Pirates of the Caribbean being awarded during interactive pirates adventure game (http://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/fastpass-for-pirates-of-the-caribbean-being-awarded-during-interactive-pirates-adventure-game/)

 

00:35:28- Dining Plan updates (http://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/details-on-2017-disney-dining-plans/)

 

00:37:16- Lori recommends using Dining Plan snack credits on Food & Wine

 

Ken and Lori discuss the pro/cons of the Disney Dining Plan.

 

00:40:34- Disney switches to cage-free eggs (http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2016/06/24/news-disney-pledges-to-switch-to-cage-free-eggs-by-the-end-of-2016/)

 

00:41:27- DAK’s Pandora to feature live plants that glow (http://www.laughingplace.com/w/blogs/disney-buzz/2016/06/28/patent-filing-shows-disneys-pandora-will-interactive-plant-life/)

 

Today’s Game- What would Brexit look like at World Showcase?

Russia, Brazil, India, Thailand, and South Africa all come up. Nick proposes adding live animals and Ken calls for more Southern Hemisphere representation.

Lori calls on The American Adventure to add more Native American presence.

Jul 1, 2016

Tom Morrow’s Mouse Episode 10

Co-Hosting: Ken, Lori and Nick

This episode, the cast discuss the news in and around the Walt Disney Company. The team talks about the opening of Frozen Ever After at Epcot and the terrible alligator attack at the Grand Floridian. 

Frozen Ever After: “The faces don’t look quite right” – Nick
Alligator attack: “It’s awful. There’s no other word for it.” – Lori
Finding Dori: “I loved it, loved it!...I laughed, I cried!...It’s one of the best sequels I’ve ever seen” – Lori
Moment of silence/Kiss Goodnight at Magic Kingdom: “It was a true moment of silence…friends said this was the quietest they have ever heard the park.” - Ken

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