Sunday, December 4, 2016

Disney Gift Guide - Episode 103 of The Disney Exchange Podcast

The Disney Exchange is Lisa, Dave and me, Nick   

Podcast: Play in new window | Download

This week we share our Disney Holiday shopping suggestions for people of all ages. 

The criteria was that everything be available online, and we take a look at obvious sites such as the Disney Store and Target, but also other sites such as Etsy and Redbubble

The Wheel of Distiny topic: Have you ever been to a non Disney Park Disney attraction or historical site? No Dave, Disney Springs doesn't count.

You can make show suggestions, submit Wheel of Distiny topics, request a listener number, or just say hello on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedisneyexchange, Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneyexchange  or email us at: info@thedisneyexchange 

And if you are so inclined, a 5 start review on iTunes would go a long way towards getting our show out to the masses!

Thank you for listening to The Disney Exchange! 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Transportation at Walt Disney World Redux- Episode 102 of The Disney Exchange

The Disney Exchange is Lisa, Dave and me, Nick    

Podcast: Play in new window | Download

We start off talking about all the news that came out recently about Pandora, (the Avatar planet, not the jewelry store or internet music service streaming ), at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Star Wars Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios, new Magic Pucks Bands, as well as a few other items.

We revisit transportation at Walt Disney World, first discussed here way back on Episode 2,  including Magical Express, boats, buses the Monorail and traveling resort to resort, park to park, and the new Disney Springs parking/bus area.  

We discuss the bus monitors popping up around various resorts as well.



The Wheel of Distiny topic: Favorite 101 Dalmation. 

If you have a show suggestion, a wheel topic (and believe me, we can use them, as evidenced in this week's selection), want to say hi, or just tell me how much you appreciate my wit, you can interact with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedisneyexchange, Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneyexchange  or email us at: info@thedisneyexchange 

We'd also be super psyched if you gave us a 5 start review on iTunes, which would go a long way towards getting our show out to the masses!

Thank you for listening to The Disney Exchange!


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Star Wars Smugglers Bounty; I Can't Say Goodbye

By Nick

I joined Funko Pop Star Wars Smuggler's Bounty at the very start.

Each box comes with a Pop vinyl(s), apparel, accessories, collectibles and more, all exclusive and a $50 value!

There are 2 types of memberships available.

1) Pirate is the recurring monthly plan which ships one box every other month, with the option to cancel anytime. This option is $25.

I went with 2) the annual plan, which is $150, and includes an exclusive gift on the anniversary of membership.

Each box contains pop! Vinyl, apparel,
accessories, collectibles and more! - See more at: https://www.smugglersbounty.com/#sthash.JSMXbqF3.dpuf
Each box contains pop! Vinyl, apparel,
accessories, collectibles and more! - See more at: https://www.smugglersbounty.com/#sthash.JSMXbqF3.dpuf
Each box contains pop! Vinyl, apparel,
accessories, collectibles and more! - See more at: https://www.smugglersbounty.com/#sthash.JSMXbqF3.dpuf
Each box contains pop! Vinyl, apparel,
accessories, collectibles and more! - See more at: https://www.smugglersbounty.com/#sthash.JSMXbqF3.dpuf
I was very happy with the first 2 shipments, the 1st being The Force Awakens themed, the 2nd, The Resistance, but I wasn't as excited with the 3rd set, The Cantina, and was also underwhelmed by the next 2 sets, Bounty Hunters and Jabba's Palace.

I was on the fence as to whether or not to renew. Until I got my latest shipment, The Death Star, and I was pulled back in! I was happy with everything in this assortment:



Darth Vader patch and Stormtrooper pin:




 Awesome tee shirt: 





A Death Star luggage tag. I will not be using that on checked luggage however, but will take it carry on.



The 2 Pop figures are Grand Moff Tarkin, who I have gained a new appreciation for after reading the novel, appropriately titled Tarkin, and Darth Vader.






Because I have the annual plan I am eligible for a free exclusive Smuggler's Bounty gift. I received an email a couple of weeks ago saying that there had been a production setback on this gift, and it would not be delivered until March, and that they would be sending another free gift, a mass produced, but vaulted figure.

A couple of days later I was pleasantly surprised to receive this great figure of a Jawa!




This is a wonderful reminder of the friendship I've developed over the last couple of years at Disney's Hollywood Studios!


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Christmas at Walt Disney World - Episode 101 of The Disney Exchange

The Disney Exchange Podcast is Lisa, Dave, and me, Nick

Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Thank you all so much for all the wonderful feedback on Episode 100, and for the reviews on iTunes.

This week we are talking the our choices for the Top 5 Christmas happenings at Walt Disney World this year.


This being the Disney Exchange Podcast, we manage to make the top 5 a top 11. 

1. Special Offerings, which we broke out into :

The Jingle Cruise and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom.

Photo: Lisa

Photo: Lisa

The Candlelight Processional, World Showcase Storytellers and special holiday food offerings at Epcot's World Showcase.



The Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! show at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The new events and activities coming to Disney Springs.

2. Where to find Santa and Santa Goofy 




3. Christmas trees and decorations at the parks.


4. The Cinderella Castle Lights and lighting ceremony 



5. Resort Decorations 





The Wheel of Distiny topic: Is Memory Maker worth the price? 


 Sebastian, Lisa, and Raymond

You can request a Listener Number, suggest a show or wheel topic, or just say hello on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedisneyexchange, Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneyexchange  or email us at: info@thedisneyexchange 

And if you are so inclined, a 5 start review on iTunes would go a long way towards getting our show out to the masses!

Thank you for listening to The Disney Exchange!