Sunday, June 25, 2017

Disney's Animal Kingdom Restaurant Roundup - Episode 132 of The Disney Exchange Podcast

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

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New Eat to the Beat Concert Series Bands announced.

Ratatouille coming to Epcot?

Star Wars Hotel?!

Lisa gives a shout out to our friends over on the Enchanted Tiki Talk Podcast and the Tiki Trot Race Series.

This week we share our thoughts and or reviews of each of the restaurants, kiosks, food booths and lounges at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

  Dave, Lisa and me at Nomad Lounge

 Inside Yak & Yeti

Restaurantosaurus

Ribs at Flame Tree

Dave shared his Pandora-World of Avatar review on Episode 127.

Trilo-bite.  Trilobite.



The Wheel of Distiny topic this week : Have you seen Cars 3 and what did you think?

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Friday, June 23, 2017

The Springs at Disney Springs!

by Gaylin

My last visit to Walt Disney World was in 2015. When I was there, Disney Springs was still Downtown Disney and most of it was behind construction walls. My first day of vacation, I went to Disney Springs in the morning and was pleasantly surprised at how lovely the 'springs' were and very lost when it came to finding my way around. The amount of new stores, 'streets' and restaurants, very overwhelming. I was happy I got to the Springs before anything was open, almost no one else was there and it was quiet and briefly, people free!






Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Tree of Life

by Gaylin

I have always enjoyed taking photos of the Tree of Life at the Animal Kingdom. I was thrilled during this visit to realize that all the trails underneath the tree were open! You can get closer to the tree and see the trunk clearer, as well as, see the animal carvings along the trail, lovely.

These photos were all taken later in the day, I loved the way the setting sun was showing off the animal carvings.















Sunday, June 18, 2017

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the Magic Kingdom

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

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Welcome to the Math Podcast where we talk Prime Numbers.

Are you interested in the Frozen Ever After Sparkling Dessert Party? We share our thoughts.

There is a great deal for AP holders for Express Transportation thru August 10th!

Our main topic: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a snack at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World!


Me and my wife Barbie with our friend Eeyore at The Crystal Palace

We each go around and share our choices for each meal of the day, plus a snack.


I have just one thing to say. Coffee dust.


The Wheel of Distiny topic this week : Have you or anyone you know ever used a personal shopper? Are you a personal shopper? Please let us know!

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Celebrating at Walt Disney World - Episode 130 of The Disney Exchange Podcast

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


Disney Quest is closing!

The latest edition of the Disney Crime Report. Ok, maybe not a crime, but some shady dealings are discussed.

Banshees sold out at  of Pandora-The World Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and are selling for a considerable mark up on eBay!

Premium parking is coming and or has arrived at Disney Springs!

Have you ever gone water skiing or parasailing at Walt Disney World?

The main topic this week is celebrating special occasions at Walt Disney World. None of us have ever done the Disney Floral and Gifts, have you? What was your experience?

Lisa and I relate special treatment while celebrating anniversaries.




Do you wish people Happy Birthday when you see them wearing a Birthday button?

Cakes? Yes, they have those too!

The Wheel of Distiny topic: Have you picked up a copy of Blu Ray or digital copy of the live action Beauty and the Beast?


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Friday, June 9, 2017

Rediscovering My Love of Legos

By Nick

Growing up, one of my favorite things to play with were Legos. As an "adult," I'd go to Lego stores with my buddy, Josh, who never stopped collecting and constructing Lego sets, and a couple of years ago he gave me a really generous gift, this Wall-E set.


I have spoken frequently on this blog and on my podcast about my love of Wall-E, so this was a wonderful surprise. I set the box up on a shelf with other Wall-E collectibles. I'd look at it frequently and would often say "I really need to get that put together.'

Then last weekend I was under the weather, and Barbie brought me home this K-2SO Lego set.
She and I had been talking about how cool we thought it was when we had seen them this past Christmas. Our Godson, Flynn, having received several as gifts.



She hoped this would rekindle my Lego interest and prompt me to construct Wall-E.

It did!

Clearly, this was a bigger challenge.


It took a few minutes to figure out they wanted me to use a little leaflet that was included to replace several steps from the manual, since everything is in graphics. It's like learning Lego language!



I used this plastic tub top to help separate pieces. I later developed a system of dividing by color, and used another box top to assist with that. Note Barbie's sewing mat.


Coming along.



It took 3 evenings to get this done, and I worked on it in the kitchen and living room.


Complete!


The neck, arms, eyes, and treads all move! And the front opens up too!



Yes, I am now hooked on Legos. In fact, I think I just heard the doorbell... it's the Darth Vader set I ordered from Amazon!


Thank you again Josh and Barbie!