Episode 265 – Disney News 02/21/2018

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This week on our Disney News episode of the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast, we get an official opening date for Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, new treats are coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World including rose gold churros, fried twinkies, and buffalo chicken hot dogs, Disney’s Animal Kingdom performs an amputation on a Nile crocodile, … Read More

Episode 263 – Friday with Friends 02/16/18

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This week’s Listener Interaction show was recorded on Facebook LIVE while taking comments and questions from our viewers watching from home. We also answer questions submitted by our listeners via social media. This week we’ll discuss some of our favorite Disney afternoon TV shows and other TV shows we watched while growing up, rumors about the monorail cars being updated … Read More

Walt Disney World ticket prices are on the rise

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Ticket prices at Walt Disney World will increase, effective Sunday. The increase comes as Disney tries to even out attendance throughout the year so guests aren’t stuck waiting in line and have a better time. Walt Disney World posted record-breaking attendance in the quarter that ended in December, Disney executives said during an earnings call Tuesday with investors. The cost … Read More

Episode 261 – More Secret Stories of WDW

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We are thrilled to be joined again by Jim Korkis in this episode to talk about more stories and details behind some of the classic attractions in Walt Disney World theme parks. In this episode, he focuses mainly on Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Pandora – The World of Avatar, and the land that it replaced – Camp Minnie Mickey. Jim is … Read More

Episode 259 – Disney News 02/07/18

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This week on our Disney News episode of the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast, we get a peek at the latest Star Wars film, “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, new dance party offerings are coming to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom, Mobile Ordering in Walt Disney World incorporates the Dining Plan, Walt Disney World’s All-Star resorts to get … Read More

Jose and Panchito join the Discovery Island Carnivale

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Beginning February 4, José and Panchito will join in the Discovery Island Carnivale at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The dance party features music from the Viva Gaia Street Band and takes place nightly through May 5 2018. Source: WDWMagic.com

New bird show at Animal Kingdom – “Adventurer’s Meet Up! A Great Bird Adventure”

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Disney has revealed the name of the new show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to replace Flights of Wonder. “Adventurers Meet UP! A Great Bird Adventure” will offer guests the chance to see Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug as they discover species of birds from around the world in their newest adventure at the Caravan Theater in … Read More

Episode 256 – Disney News 01/31/2018

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This week on our Disney news episode of the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast, Star Wars Galactic Nights returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Flavor Lab is working up new desserts for Disney theme parks, Disney’s Minnie Van service begins making runs to Orlando International Airport, the Egg-stravaganza Easter egg hunt returns to Epcot, a man finds a kidney … Read More

Episode 254 – Listener Interaction 01/26/18

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This week’s Listener Interaction show was recorded live on Facebook LIVE while taking comments and questions from our viewers watching from home. We also answer questions submitted by our listeners via social media. This week we’ll discuss and explain DVC point rental, give some suggestions on things to do for extended stays in Walt Disney World, give our thoughts on … Read More

Episode 252 – Club Level Fastpass+

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Disney’s announcement of additional Fastpasses available for purchases for guests staying Club Level at WDW resort hotels has sparked a lot of polarizing discussion. On one side, many people think this is a blatant money grab by Disney to show favor and provide additional Fastpasses for guests who art fortunate enough to be able to spend massive amounts of money. … Read More

Episode 251 – Listener Interaction 01/19/18

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This week’s Listener Interaction show was recorded live on Facebook LIVE while taking comments and questions from our viewers watching from home. We also answer questions submitted by our listeners via social media. This week we’ll talk about whether or not Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is worth the cost, our thoughts on the new Fastpass+ options for Club Level … Read More

WDW Confirms New Option To Add More Fastpass+ Selections

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Ever since the introduction of FastPass+ there has been speculation that Disney will one day begin selling additional FastPass+, and it looks like this week will see that service introduced. Beginning Friday January 12 2018, guests staying in eligible rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels will be able to purchase a new theme park extra that includes additional … Read More

Episode 248 – Listener Interaction 01/12/18

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This week, for our Listener Interaction episode, we invite one of our good friends, frequent fill-in co-hosts, and loyal listeners Sara Evans to join us. Recently, Sara posted a question on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast Facebook group looking for ideas for places to go to or bars to check out while she and her husband are down … Read More

Episode 246 – A First-timer’s WDW Trip Report Prt. 2

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Last week we featured Part 1 of a 2-part discussion we have with two people taking their first ever trip to Walt Disney World with Jonathan. This week we’ll conclude our discussion with Lindsey and Jen and talk about their experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. If you would like to contact … Read More

Episode 242 – 2017 Ear In Review

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It’s that time of year again! As 2017 comes to an end, we take a look back at all of the Disney news and announcements that took place over the course of the year. Join us, along with Window to the Magic host Paul Barrie, as we remember the many pieces of news that had us all talking about Disney … Read More

Episode 238 – Positively Disney

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This week we are joined by author Kimberly Bouchard to talk about her “Positively Disney” book series, which features feel-good stories inspired by Disney theme parks, movies, fans, and more. We all have our favorite memories from the parks as well as other aspects of Disney that make us feel good inside, and they all mean different things to each … Read More

Episode 229 – Pandora the World of Avatar

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast we are taking an in-depth look at Pandora: The World of Avatar. Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s newest themed land is one of the most immersive experiences you can find on property at the Walt Disney World resort complete with bio-luminescent plant life, floating mountains, and more. This week we go into … Read More

New Pandora: The World of Avatar Magic Bands available

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When Pandora – The World of Avatar first opened, it did so already offering some great MagicBand 2 designs. Lucky for us, they aren’t stopping there; Disney just released two new stunning designs to decorate your wrist and enhance your park experience. These displays of Pandoran pride can be found in Windtraders right now! The first of the two new … Read More

New Pandora MagicBands Now Available

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We’ve shared information on Pandora – The World of Avatar merchandise that will be available at Windtraders, the land’s store, and today, we’ve got some brand new MagicBand 2 designs to share with you that are also currently available. The purple limited-edition graphic MagicBand 2 featuring bioluminescent scenes from nighttime in Pandora (pictured above), showcases the artwork of Dylan Cole, … Read More

Episode 214 – Must-Do Places To Eat for the WDW First-Timer

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney podcast we talk about the must-do places to eat in Walt Disney World for first-timers. There are so many amazing and unique places to eat on Walt Disney World property, but how many of these places would you recommend to someone who is visiting the parks for the very first time? … Read More

Episode 211 – The Disney Treatment For Moms

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast Jessica Sanders from The Happiest Blog On Earth fills in for Jonathan Dichter as co-host. Together, we’ll recognize Mother’s Day by talking about great ideas to give your mother the Disney treatment in the Disney theme parks in Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Whether you’re going to be in the … Read More

Get a Banshee in Pandora

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Every new land needs a must-have piece of merchandise, and at Pandora – The World of Avatar, it’s your very own Banshee. The official Disney Parks Blog has shared photos of Windtraders (the main shop in Pandora), where there is a dedicated space for banshees – The Rookery. A Naturalist from Alpha Centauri Expeditions is on-hand to assist with choosing … Read More

Free Dining Returns to Walt Disney World

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The much anticipated free Disney Dining Plan has been announced for 2017! Guests visiting August 21-September 30, November 14-20, November 25-27, and December 8-23, 2017 can get a free dining plan when they purchase a non-discounted Walt Disney World Resort hotel and ticket package. Guests looking to take advantage of this limited time offer must purchase a 5-night/6-day Magic Your … Read More

Episode 207 – The Hodge Podge Episode

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast we are talking about a variety of different Disney-related topics. There have been a number of things that we’ve been meaning to talk about on the show lately from movie reviews to news items, and this week we’re going to catch up with an all-inclusive discussion about all things Disney. … Read More

Episode 204 – Attractions You Don’t Need A Fastpass For

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast, Jessica Sanders from The Happiest Blog on Earth and author of “Disneyland on any budget” joins us to talk about attractions at both the Walt Disney World resort and the Disneyland resort in California that you don’t need to waste a Fastpass on. Everyone wants to make the most of … Read More

Satu’li Canteen Restaurant And Mobile App Announced For Pandora

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They just released dining details for Satu’li Canteen, as well as some new developments in the ordering process. Thematically speaking, the Satu’li Canteen was once a mess hall belong to the RDA (Resources Development Association) but has since been converted to a dining area by Alpha Centauri Expeditions. The decor is museum-like, focused on the Na’vi culture with “hand-woven tapestries, … Read More

New Elephant Experience Coming To Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom is introducing a new elephant experience beginning March 12 2017. During the 60-minute “Caring for Giants” experience, you’ll meet with dedicated animal specialists who provide for the care and wellness of our African elephant herd. They’ll give you a glimpse into their day-to-day responsibilities as they provide fascinating facts about the elephants. African cultural representatives will also … Read More

Episode 197 – Bring Back That Old Disney Magic

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast, we invite one of our loyal listeners on the show to co-host and participate in a discussion that he suggested. We all have things that we originally fell in love with all throughout the Disney organization. Whether it’s theme parks or movies, a lot has changed over the years, and … Read More

ABC’s The View To Tape At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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The View is also offering the chance to win a a Walt Disney World vacation. The View’s Magic is Endless Sweepstakes presented by American Tourister is offering the chance for three lucky viewers to win grand-prize packages including a Walt Disney World vacation for themselves and up to three guests and attend the taping of “The View” at Disney’s Animal … Read More

Special Annual Passholder Lines Open in Walt Disney World This Week

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Starting December 21 2016, all four parks will offer dedicated entrance lines for Annual Passholders. Passholders, who are typically very familiar with the entry process, should be able to move through the lines faster by using the dedicated entry lines. The service is expected to be available throughout the holiday period until at least the end of January 2017. Story … Read More

Episode 189 – Trip Report

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This week Bryce Yelverton fills in for Jonathan Dichter as co-host and we talk about some Disney experiences that are new to the parks and also just new to him. There is so much that has been added to the Walt Disney World resort over the last couple of years, and we’ll talk about some of these new experiences as … Read More

Exploring Disney’s Tree of Life

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of Disney’s most unique parks to date. The park not only has that Disney magic that we are all so fond of, but it is teeming with life – literally! That is why it is so fitting that the park icon and defining structure is the 145 ft. tall Tree of Life. Modeled after a … Read More