Sunday, May 20, 2018

The UK Pavilion in Epcot - Episode 179 of the Disney Exchange Podcast

The Disney Exchange is Lisa, Dave, and me Nick

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Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is starting, wait for it, August 17th this year.
More alcohol is coming to the Magic Kingdom.

Speaking of alcohol, Innis & Gunn in the United Kingdom Pavilion at Epcot.

And speaking of The UK Pavilion, in honor of the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, we are talking about this gem of a spot in Epcot.



The Wheel of Distiny topic this week: Solo, yay or nay?


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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Frontierland - Episode 178 of The Disney Exchange Podcast

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We are talking Frontierland on this weeks show!



The Wheel of Distiny topic this week: Avengers: Infinity War - Discuss

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Buffets at Walt Disney World - Episode 177 of The Disney Exchange Podcast

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

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I'm going to be honest. I have no idea what was discussed early on in the show since I was working.
When I finally got an opportunity to join in, Lisa and Dave were talking buffets at Walt Disney World.


I tried to be involved as much as possible, but my work vehicle is incredibly noisy, so I apologize for what will likely be somewhat distracting. To make things even more interesting, Lisa had some internet connectivity issues. We apologize for that as well.

Hang in there though, please, as I am sure it is a great show. Right?

The Wheel of Distiny topic this week: What is the one thing you are looking forward to the most in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios?

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Restrooms at Walt Disney World - Episode 176 of The Disney Exchange Podcast

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


Thank you very much to all our listeners who came to our defense regarding the not so great iTunes review, and thank all of you who have listened since Episode 1 or have gone back and listened to every show! You are the wind beneath our wings!

I share the #1 reason for staying at a Deluxe Resort at Walt Disney World, a fact I didn't mention on last week's show.

Dave has some headlines and we move into our main topic. Favorite and or hidden bathrooms at Walt Disney World.


The Wheel of Distiny Topic this week: Have you seen / will you see Avengers : Infinity War?

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Deluxe Resorts - Episode 175 of the Disney Exchange

The Disney Exchange is Lisa, Dave and Nick 


Well, it was bound to happen. We have our first 3 star review on iTunes.

Ironically, the less than favorable review is for Episode 171, where we are criticized for reviewing all of the Value Resorts, despite, as we are accused of, not staying at them all, which is an inaccurate statement. Between the 3 of us, we have stayed at every All Star, Pop, Art of Animation, and even a Cabin at Fort Wilderness. Maybe they were upset we never camped out at FW?
BTW, it's you're, as in you are, and not the possessive "your."

This week, we are discussing Deluxe Resorts, and, full disclosure, we have NOT all stayed at every one of these.

The Wheel of Distiny Topic this week : Deadpool 2 is coming out next month. Excited, or no interest?

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And remember, as Thumper's mom advised the young bunny, If you can't say something nice, don't say nothin' at all.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Adventureland - Episode 174 of The Disney Exchange Podcast

The Disney Exchange is Lisa, Dave and me, Nick

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Lisa updates us on her son Joseph's Disney College Program experience and Dave tells us Ratatouille construction at Epcot's France Pavilion.  

Our main topic this week is an in depth look at Walt Disney World's Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom.





The Wheel of Distiny Topic this week : What is the latest time you have ever gotten to a Disney Resort at the start of your vacation? 


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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Moderate Resorts at Walt Disney World - Episode 173 of The Disney Exchange Podcast

The Disney Exchange Podcast is Lisa, Dave, and Nick 


Did you miss me? I'm back! 

We are discussing Moderate Resorts this week.

Listener Poll: how do you pronounce Caribbean? And while we are at it, what is the correct pronunciation of Pecan.
  • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort.
  • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. 

  • The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort.
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside.
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter. 

The Wheel of Distiny Topic this week : Have you ever been to Walt Disney World during Spring Break?


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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Value Resort Pros and Cons - Episode 171 of The Disney Exchange Podcast

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

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We start off briefly touching on Disney's announcement that they would be charging for parking at Walt Disney World Resorts. This is covered more in depth on Episode 170.

Our main topic this week talks about the Pros and Cons of WDW's Value Resorts, which are listed as:


We talk about dining options, pools, transportation to parks, etc.




The Wheel of Distiny Topic : Have you seen the newest Avengers Infinity War preview? This question leads to discussion of the possibility that the preview contains many spoilers, as well as the various Marvel movies leading up to what is doubtless going to be a blockbuster.



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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Time to Pay the Parking : Episode 170 of The DIsney Exchange Podcast

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


Lisa is not happy about The Citrus Swirl being removed from Sunshine Tree Terrace. But the day after recording, it was announced that it would be returning due to popular demand.

Speaking of announcements from Disney.,. but that will be coming up later in the show.

The main topic is an in depth look at Main Street at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.
We go through each of the shops, attractions, and restaurants.


Okay, let's address the Elephant in the room.

The Wheel of Distiny topic this week: Disney announced guests will now pay for parking at Walt Disney World Resorts. Thoughts? Aaaaaaaaand, go.


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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Counter Service in Disney Springs - Episode 169 of The Disney Exchange Podcast

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

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We are talking about our experiences, our thoughts, if we have visited or have no interest in visiting counter service restaurants and kiosks in Disney Springs



Thank you Tom Bricker for the show topic idea: http://www.disneytouristblog.com/disney-springs-counter-service-restaurant-rankings/?utm_content=bufferd9796&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The Wheel of Distiny topic this week: The live action version of Mulan has been pushed back. Thoughts? 

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Lisa is a Princess - Episode 168 of The Disney Exchange Podcast

The Disney Exchange is Lisa, Dave, and me Nick

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Lisa is waaay excited about the 2019 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries!
https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/featured/2019-itineraries/  

There is a new hotel coming to Walt Disney World! Does it look like an office building to you, like it does to Dave?

My wife and I got more DVC points recently and I share the experience.

Lisa shares her recent Princess Half Marathon Weekend experiences, including dining, meeting Heather Fraser Brainerd, seeing her son Joseph's Cast Member lodgings, and marathon fun!




Alcohol as a meal?


The Wheel of Distiny topic this week was contributed by listener Gaylin : What kids ride do you love (or ride that is perceived to be for kids).

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Dave Wants his DVC - 167 of The Disney Exchange Podcast

The Disney Exchange is Lisa, Dave, and me Nick 

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We start off talking about changes coming to Be Our Guest restaurant at Walt Disney World.

Our main topic is a discussion of Disney's Vacation Club, aka DVC, The 3 of us talk about price changes, resale pros and cons, value vs. cost, etc.


The Wheel of Distiny topic was contributed by from listener Christine: If you were a pet friendly theme park what pet friendly attractions would you open? 
 
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Sunday, February 18, 2018

2018 D23 Announcements - 166 The Disney Exchange Podcast

The Disney Exchange is Lisa, Dave, and me Nick

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This week we talk increased ticket prices, as well as some of the many announcements from the recent D-23 Expo.

The Wheel of Distiny topic this week was from listener Katrina: Where/how do you attend church while in Walt Disney World.

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Since the show notes are even more sparse than usual, here is a picture of me eating ice cream in Tomorrowland.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Looking Forward to Food at WDW - Epsisode 165 of the Disney Exchange Podcast

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

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Another whiz-bang episode recorded early because of my schedule.

Disney's Hollywood Studios is staying the same for the forseeable future. Yay!

Dave quotes a tabloid. Fake news.

Thank you listener Allison for this week's show topic: Most anticipated new restaurant or food at Walt Disney World.

Not surprisingly a lot of our choices were located in Disney Springs. Speaking of Disney Springs...

Photo: Lisa

...The Wheel of Distiny topic this week was from listener Andrew: What would you do with 5 hours at Disney Springs?

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Lisa Drops Her Son Off at Walt Disney World -164 of The Disney Exchange Podcast

The Disney Exchange is Lisa, Dave, and me Nick

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Have you heard the rumor about what they want to call Disney's Hollywood Studios?
Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
No?
Oh, Disney Cinemagine?
I prefer Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
What is your opinion?
Please let us know on social media. You can find the links below.

Lisa shares the highlights and lowlights of her recent trip to Walt Disney World, when she dropped her son off for his stint in the Disney College Program.


Megan, Raymond, Joseph, and Lisa


Our mascot, Flash.


The Wheel of Distiny topic this week: Have you seen the Lego Cinderella Castle, and would you consider buying it?



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Please stop back next week for Lisa's trip recap!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Disney Myths - Episode 163 of The Disney Exchange Podcast

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

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This week, Lisa shares plans for her trip to Walt Disney World before we jump into our main topic, discussing, dispelling, disputing, and disagreeing on Myths about Disney.

For example : Cinderella Castle at WDW can be dismantled in case of a Hurricane.



The Wheel of Distiny topic this week: What is your favorite Walt Disney World Weenie?


Lisa's son Joseph, her Husband Raymond, Lisa, Dave, my wife Barbie, and me!

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Bay Lake Tower Weekend - Episode 162 of The Disney Exchange

The Disney Exchange is Lisa, Dave and me, Nick 

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This week we discuss my recent long weekend at Walt Disney World. My wife and I stayed at Bay Lake Tower for the first time (hence the title of this episode), and LOVED it! 



I discuss the Epcot Festival of the Arts, relaxing, great food, booze, and more!


And we met several, (ok, a bunch) (ok, a few) of our listeners, plus old friends, new experiences, and that was wonderful too!


The Wheel of Distiny topic: In case you were not Nick'd out by the trip recap, the "random" wheel question this week also focuses on moi! Where should I have dinner at Walt Disney World on my 50th birthday in August?

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Relax, You're on Vaction at Walt Disney World - Episode 161 of The Disney Exchange Podcast

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

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People staying at Club Level or in the Cabins at the Polynesian and The Wilderness Lodge can pay $50 a day per person to get 3 extra FastPasses. Discuss.

The monorail door opened. Discuss.

Lisa's son Joseph will be participating in The Disney College Program! Congratulations Joseph!

We share our suggestions for relaxing morning, noon, and night at the Walt Disney World Resort.


I briefly discuss my plans for our weekend trip to Walt Disney World and Lisa shares her dates as well.

 The Wheel of Distiny topic this week: What us one tip for making for a relaxing vacation PRE trip? 

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Baby It's Cold Outside - The Disney Exchange Epsiode 160

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

This week we are talking getting prepared for a trip to Walt Disney World in the Winter. Yes, it's Florida, but it gets cold too! And we are here to help dealing with this awful situation!


The Wheel of Distiny topic this week :How long would you wait in line for an alcoholic beverage at Walt Disney World?This topic comes up because of the long line to get into the new Baseline Tap House at Disney's Hollywood Studios


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