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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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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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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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@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!  

 

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@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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Carrie Duffner-Travel Agent with Upon A Star Travel

@carrieduffner

 

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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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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Special Guest-

Jerusha - The Disney Chef

http://www.thedisneychef.com/

@thedisneychef

 

 

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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Jun 27, 2016

Tom Morrow’s Mouse Episode 9

Co-Hosting: Ken, Lori and Nick

This week on Tom Morrow’s Mouse we dedicate the whole hour to Shanghai Disneyland. We have special guest Josh from Theme Park University. Josh was one of the first westerners to visit Shanghai Disneyland. This is his first podcast interview after returning. He gives us the inside scoop on food, transportation, the castle, Pirate of the Caribbean, and the hidden gem of the park, Camp Discovery Trail. Josh gives us some of the bad but a lot of the good about the park. He says that this is his favorite of the “Magic Kingdoms”. He also gives us hints at what might be in store for the future of Shanghai Disneyland.

Hope you enjoy this episode of Tom Morrow’s Mouse!

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Jun 23, 2016

We begin with comments regarding the Pulse shooting in Orlando. During the news we talk about safety in the parks, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique’s new Disney Springs location, walk-up availability at WDW restaurants and droids in Star Wars Launch Bay at Disneyland. We then interview Jessica or Duchess of Disneyland. Jessica talks about her trip to WDW and what she likes the most at Disneyland.

00:04:30 - Lori is welcomed to the show

00:07:05 – Guest Jessica of www.duchessofdisneyland.com intros herself

00:08:10 – We discuss safety in Orlando (http://www.inquisitr.com/3199851/orlando-nightclub-shooter-considered-walt-disney-world-as-potential-target-report/)

“The worst thing you can do right now is to not come here (to Orlando) on vacation.” – Ken

00:28:00 – Droids move in at Disneyland (http://wdwnt.com/blog/2016/06/video-disney-testing-new-interactive-droid-characters-in-park-in-preparation-for-star-wars-land/)

00:35:10 – Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique moves (http://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/new-location-opens-for-disney-springs-bibbidi-bobbidi-boutique/)

00:41:03 – Walk up availability increased at WDW (http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/plaza-restaurant/news/10jun2016-the-plaza-restaurant-to-offer-more-walk-in-availability-and-a-reduction-in-reservation-availability-.htm)

00:43:45 – Interview with Jessica of www.duchessofdisneyland.com

“The biggest thing that I think Disney World visitors should know is Disneyland is really not a bubble in the way that WDW is” – Jessica, the Duchess of Disneyland

00:59:45 – The Disco Yeti Telephone Remix (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC5zts4ZsGo)

Jessica recommends WDW guests visiting DL to check out Mr Toad, Storybook Canal Boats, Indiana Jones and Mickey and the Golden Compass.

01:17:50 – “Fantasmic in Disneyland is WAY better than in Disney World.” – Jessica

Jun 15, 2016

Co-hosting this week are Ken and Nick with special guest Sean Duffy from Enchanted Tiki Talk, http://www.enchantedtikitalk.com/

News Items this week:

The new DVC Lounge at Imagination, Epcot

Jungle Cruz Skipper Canteen becoming a full reservation restaurant

Tony’s Town Square is offering Main Street Electrical Parade “Fast Passes” with the purchase of lunch

Carousel of Progress new paint scheme

Disneyland is getting a new hotel

Savor the Savannah

Zootopia passes $1B in box office

Splash remake

 

Sean gives us some of the history behind Enchanted Tiki Talk, how the guys got started and some of the secrets of their longevity as a podcast. The guys talk about the Disney community and the diversity of podcasts around Disney. Sean says “Disney fans are a special breed!” They discuss park capacity issues and how Disney can better manage the growing crowds with the properties they have. Sean says the key is getting the crowds away from Magic Kingdom by building new attractions at the other parks. Ken then moves the conversation to lower tier attractions. Finally Sean talks about his 1 minute Disney Dreams YouTube channel.

Jun 9, 2016

Co-hosting Ep. 6 are Ken and Nick.

Today the guys have the run of the show while Jen travels the world. Confusing bus routes, new Disney Cruise Line offerings and more Pixar sequels are all discussed. Important questions like; ‘How much pizza is too much?’, ‘What is a decent replacement drink for a margarita?’, ‘Is Andrew Jackson in the American Adventure?’ and ‘Can Wanda really take on Disney in China?’ are all discussed. There’s plenty of rabbit trails and random side topics on today’s show as well.

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Quick Hit News-

Margaritas at Epcot- 00:01:00

“I love grabbing a margarita and walking around World Showcase and one margarita got me about halfway around World Showcase.” – Ken at 00:01:37

Tower of Terror Bar- 00:04:10

Cars 3- 00:07:06

“It’s some sort of a Rocky rehash which I think Pixar sort of has done before.”

Finding Dory- 00:08:41

Water Park Bus Route Updated- 00:10:40

Muppets Pizzeria- 00:16:22

“Is there any Andrew Jackson in American Adventure?” Ken at 00:18:55

Disney Cruise Line Updates – 00:20:53

“I showed [Marvel Super Hero Academy] to my son and he was like ‘oh that’s cool’ and he’s 9.” – Nick at 00:21:15

Miles from Tomorrow- 00:26:00

“This show is cool. It’s got a lot of little hidden gems if you’re kinda nerdy and know your science.” – Nick

Netflix Disney Partnership – 00:31:19

Shanghai Disneyland Vs Wanda – 00:34:30

“What this guy [the CEO of Wanda] does, just like Disney and the Disney model, when he doesn’t have something he buys it.”- Ken talking about Wanda is a major competitor to Disney in China

Toy Story Green Army Men Boot Camp Show – 00:47:01

DCA Frozen Show- 00:49:03

DAK at Night- 00:55:15

May 26, 2016

Co-hosts Ken, Jen and Nick with special guest Mike McBride from JamboEveryone.com and Radio Harambe.

Nick starts the show with a possible spoiler from Star Wars: Episode VIII He follows up that story with a story about a young lady that found a 22 year old, 4 day Walt Disney World pass that had one day remaining on it.

Ken covers a number of news stories including

The team then interviews Mike McBride from JamboEveryone.com and Radio Harambe. Mike discusses the origins of his web site and his podcast. The group discusses Avatarland and the coming night time attractions coming to Animal Kingdom. Mike says Avatarland has to be “spectacular”.

Enjoy the show!

 

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May 16, 2016

Co-hosting the show are Jenn, Ken and Nick. 

 

Today we’re joined by Christine Fox of Divas Dish Diz Podcast.

 

Quick Hit News

Tron Light Cycle in Shanghai – Ken: “This thing blows Test Track out of the Water.”

ABC cancels many shows including Agent Carter & the Muppets –“I’m not very happy with this and I know you guys won’t be very happy with this.”

Star Wars rumors – Who is Supreme Commander Snoke? — Nick: “We love us some Star Wars.”

STK opens in Disney Springs on May 25 – Jenn: “It has rooftop dining, which is pretty Awesome.”

Parking permits – flyovers will change to a potential new entrance to Hollywood Studios.

Q2 Earnings – “A lot of good growth, but not what was expected.”

Disney Springs Restaurant closures rumored on the West Side – Ken: “Will all these restaurants survive?”

Paddlefish renovation happening at what was formerly Fulton’s Crab House - Ken: "It looks like a warehouse with a paddlewheel on the back.”

Shanghai Disney – crowds have trashed the entrance a mere few weeks before opening. Christine: “It’s a shame.”

 

Featured Topic:

What would you fix, build, or update that isn’t currently on the radar? 

 

  • Christine: Cranium Command ~ Let’s revamp that entire pavilion!

Jenn: It really could be amazing

Nick: That’s a great, great idea, especially with the Inside Out angle.

  • Jenn: Figment ~ Jenn: The way it used to be with the Dream Finder was so much better.

Christine: I’m going with a yes on this one.

Nick: It needs to be an updated, futuristic Disney Quest.

  • Nick: Ellen’s Energy Adventure ~ Epcot in general

Jenn: We don’t need 90’s Ellen.

Nick: I want Epcot to be Future-looking again.

Christine: I want to bring back the Odyssey.

 

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May 7, 2016

Co-hosting the show are Jenn, Ken and Nick


Today we’re joined by Adrianne Owen of WDWBound.com. She shares with us her insights into Rider Switch and to maximize its use. Quick Hits include news from every WDW park but Animal Kingdom plus interesting news coming out of Disneyland. After the Featured Topic everyone plays some quizzes. Ken guesses princesses based on haikus. Jenn figures out what her ‘soul food’ is. Then Adrianne tries to guess when famous Disney movies were released. In the end everyone realizes they really don’t know Disney like they thought they did.

Quick Hit News
MK Daytime Weddings- “I don’t like because of how visible it is” – Ken. Then Nick and Jenn try to explain why this isn’t that big of a change. “Magic Kingdom isn’t just another theme park, it’s a destination, it’s a dream.”- Adrianne

Earful Tower – Jenn explains the history of the water tower. “I am slightly devastated; I’m not going to lie. I feel like this a HUGE piece of Disney history. Many people know this was the original icon of what was then MGM.” – Jenn on the removal of the Earful Tower

Soarin’ Around the World June 17th - “Put it [the orange scent] in a bottle. Make it a cologne.” – Nick.

The crew then debate if the destinations will be randomized and what the update means to the music in the queue.

FP+ at Disneyland – “Honestly, I kinda like because I miss the old FastPass system. I could clean up with the old FastPass system. I had it down to a science.” - Jenn

Featured Topic
Rider Switch at WDW
“I was actually really surprised last time we were there how easy it was to get it at Dwarfs Mine Train considering how busy that ride is” – Adrianne

“You’re in Disney World, you don’t want to be wasting your time sitting around waiting. You want everybody in the party having fun.” – Adrianne

Adrianne reminders listeners to check out the other exhibits in the exit of the Future World attractions like Test Track and Mission: Space.

Quizzes
CAN YOU GUESS THE DISNEY PRINCESS FROM THE HAIKU? – Ken
Ken shows his lack of princess knowledge by not knowing what tale is “old as time.”

WHICH DISNEY PARKS FOOD IS YOUR SOUL MATE? – Jenn
Jenn confesses her love of Biscuits and Gravy and Ken complains about the size of Mickey
Pretzels.

WHAT YEAR DID THESE DISNEY MOVIES COME OUT? – Adrianne
“One of my favorite memories [in Magic Kingdom] is standing in line to see Anna and Elsa and
watching the Tremaine Sisters try to pull the sword out the stone… It was the best thing I’ve ever seen.” –Adrianne 

Apr 29, 2016

Main Topic: 

The main topic of the show is the 2016 Free Dining at Walt Disney World. Jenn reviews how the plan works and the best way to take advantage and get the most savings.  She answers a few questions from Nick and then the team discusses the pros and cons of the plan.

Tune in next week as the team welcomes their first guest to the show.

Co-hosting the show are Jenn, Ken and Nick. 

 

In this episode of Tom Morrow’s Mouse, the team discusses Disney stories from all over the world.

 

Quick Hit News: 

 

  • Jenn starts the show discussing the changes to the Magic Kingdom After Dark event.
  • The team then moves on to Princes William and Harry doing cameos as Storm Troopers in the next Star Wars movie.
  • Ken covers the upcoming movie marathon on the Disney Channel and Jenn laments the changes to the Skipper Canteen menu.
  • They then talk about the cast member reductions at Hong Kong Disneyland.
  • Finally, Nick reviews the attraction openings for the rest of the year at Walt Disney World.

  

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Apr 22, 2016

Premier episode of Tom Morrow's Mouse Podcast

 

Co-hosting the show are Jenn, Ken and Nick. 

 

Jenn introduces the show and why we created this podcast. Each host introduces herself/himself. Look for us on social media, @TomMorrowsMouse on Twitter and Periscope, Tom Morrow’s Mouse on Facebook. We’ll be doing live shows on Blab eventually, too!

 

Quick Hit News: 

 

  • Disney Most Authentic Brand – “They have a tradition of excellence”- Jenn  
  • Star Wars Ground-breaking in DL - “The 360 that they did was really cool”- Ken
  • Star Wars Symphony in the Stars - “I would rather go to this than Fantasmic”- Ken
  • FP+ changes – “We don’t want line jumpers” - Jenn
  • Haunted Mansion/Small World My Magic + Elements “It can really personalize your vacation” – Jenn
  • Disney Springs Press Events going on and Opening May 15th “There’s still quite a bit of construction going on ”- Nick
  • DVC Vero Beach “Major restaurant refurbishments are going on ”- Jenn
  • DCL Itinerary 2017 “Some of them have the double dip” - Jenn

 

Discussions ~

 

Tower of Terror Bar - “I want Tower of Terror theme drinks” - Ken 

MK After hours –“They didn’t get good publicity with that, giving tickets away”- Nick

Rivers of Light – “The technology is incredible”- Jenn

Wishes Dessert Party – “The day of guests don’t get to stay with the buffet”- Ken

 

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