Sunday, 16 July 2017

Disney Dream Girls 167 - D23 Expo Mini Show

Welcome to the mini show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for show number 167. This was an additional show looking ahead to the D23 Expo, which was held between the 14th and 16th July 2017.
 
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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Disney Dream Girls 166 - Brian, Brut and Chef Mickey

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for show number 166 for Sunday 9th July 2017. If you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, all you have to do is click on the audio player below. Alternatively, our podcast can be found in most places that host podcasts such as iTunes (click here to subscribe) and Stitcher Radio.
 
Coming up on this weeks show, Michelle and Jayne share a listeners experience of a family trip to Disneyland Paris, look forward to the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival menu and finally discuss the moving of Chef Mickeys to a conference room whilst its usual location is refurbished.
Firstly, we share some feedback from our listener Meaghan, who has recently returned from Disneyland Paris with her son. Whilst her trip to the Earl of Sandwich was not meant to be, she did love our other suggestions! Her son loved Mickey and the Magician as well as seeing all of the characters in the parade. Oh and she also got a picture of the fire-breathing dragon too!
This year, the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival will run for a staggering 75 days and starts on 31st August. As Michelle will be in Orlando at that time, the girls look ahead to what Michelle should try and what she wouldn't be!
Have you been to the festival? What top tips can you share? As this year will bring new booths too; it's all very exciting!
The final segment explores how much does the environment of the eatery feed into the experience. This idea was brought about due to Chef Mickeys relocating for around two weeks to a conference suite. What do you think? Would you cancel your advanced dining reservation?
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Sunday, 2 July 2017

Disney Dream Girls 165 - Dining on the 4th and Space Mountain

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for show number 165 for Sunday 2nd July 2017. If you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, all you have to do is click on the audio player below. Alternatively, our podcast can be found in most places that host podcasts such as iTunes (click here to subscribe) and Stitcher Radio.

 
Coming up on this weeks show, we have a discussion on what we would do if we were in the parks for the 4th July and then Kat and Lewis join us again for a discussion on which is the best Space Mountain.

So, if you were in Walt Disney World on 4th July 2017 ? We would love to hear your ideas and we do share a few of our listeners ideas on the show.

Michelle decided on being in the Magic Kingdom and to have a reservation for a counter service meal. However, she wasn't sure on whether to go to The Liberty Tree Tavern or The Diamond Horseshoe. Both menus are three courses, served family style and enjoy all you care to enjoy. 
Interior of Liberty Tree Tavern
Entree
Whilst Liberty Tree Tavern is more of a traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas style meal, it is very hearty and the servers will replenish any element you wish.
Entree
Brownie S'mores
On the Diamond Horseshoe menu, I love the fact corn on the cob is served and the salad is a little more interesting. The food is again very generous and the desert looks heavenly!

As an alternative, Michelle offers Friars' Nook as a quick serve option based around Mac n Cheese. Hearty food for people on the go who want to enjoy the parks rather than sit and have respite from the crowds.
Exterior Friars Nook
Mac n Cheese
We all know Michelle enjoys an ice-cream, well her final top tip is a visit to the Plaza.
Mickey Kitchen Sink
Menu
Jayne opted to stay out of the parks, however this is a risky option as viewing options for the fireworks rely on Disney not prohibiting non theme park guests from their beaches.  Below are some of the options that Jayne wanted to include in her day.

Now lets, move to the review of Space Mountain with Kat and Lewis. Below, are pictures from all of the different versions.
Space Mountain Disneyland Paris
Space Mountain Disneyland
Space Mountain Hong Kong
Space Mountain Tokyo
Fancy seeing Space Mountain in Disneyland with the lights on? You can watch Michelle's video from when she had an on ride the ride evacuation by clicking this link - Space Mountain with the lights on. We would love to hear which Space Mountain is your favourite!
Walt Disney World Ride Vehicles
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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Disney Dream Girls 164 - Disney Food, Drinks and Thunder

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for show number 164 for Sunday 25th June 2017. If you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, all you have to do is click on the audio player below. Alternatively, our podcast can be found in most places that host podcasts such as iTunes (click here to subscribe) and Stitcher Radio.

 
Coming up on this weeks show, we decide to tempt your taste buds with some new delacies that are being offered in the parks and then we are joined by Kat and Lewis to discuss which is the best Big Thunder and along the way, share some little known facts.

First to food, in Walt Disney World we have ice-cream sundaes! A 12 ounce clear cup is filled with soft serve ice-cream with three choices of additions. The first is the berry blast sundae with: poundcake, blueberries, strawberries and blue cotton candy topped with a whole strawberry, strawberry candy bites and cream. But it is not just any cream - it is vanilla bean cream and it seems to be all the rage this year at WDW.

Secondly, is the churro chocolate sundae. Chocolate, ice-cream and two uber long pieces of churro with lashings of hot fudge sauce oh did I also say more of the aforementioned vanilla bean cream? Finished off with a flurry of chocolate.  

The final one is the apple pie sundae - you can't get more American than that! This one has apple pie pockets - plural! That's right - three! Plus there is caramel sauce, caramel popcorn and caramel candy bites. The price? $6.50 and available from lunchtimes onwards from the kiosk by Test Track.

In addition, at WDW there is also the Do It Yourself desert party at the Grand Floridian. Arrive early; it starts at 7.00pm and runs til 9.30pm. Once there, you can buy alcoholic drinks and themed cupcakes in the setting themed around Alice in Wonderland.

In Disneyland the hot ticket is the I am Bread Jalepino cheese sourdough bread, currently selling in DCA for $8.50.

Moving on to drinks, Jayne managed to find some interesting drinks to talk about this week, as Dockside Margarita's - located at Disney Springs - will be selling some old and new favourites. A firm favourite has to be the return of the Kungaloosh plus other Pleasure Island club drinks such as Bell Bottom, Tech-no and Punchline. Prices are $9 upwards for the alcoholic versions starting 29th June through til 28th September 2017.
On to our second feature, we discuss each incarnation of Big Thunder Mountain (or as in some of the parks it also is known as - Railway). Having Kat and Lewis on board to discuss the far east parks is a massive bonus as we have yet to experience these. From tips such as the goat trick to the speeds, we share what we know and hope you will let us know which is your favourite. 
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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Disney Dream Girls 163 - From WDW Tours to DLP Dining

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for show number 163 for Sunday 18th June 2017. If you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, all you have to do is click on the audio player below. Alternatively, our podcast can be found in most places that host podcasts such as iTunes (click here to subscribe) and Stitcher Radio.

 
On this weeks show, we are joined by Becky Manion to talk about her families experience on the Family Magic Tour. Then we review our dining experience at Bistrot Chez Remy.
The more luxurious steak option
Jayne's steak
Michelle's childrens meal
Dessert

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Disney Dream Girls 162 - Disneyland Paris Reviewed

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for show number 162 for Sunday 11th June 2017. If you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, all you have to do is click on the audio player below. Alternatively, our podcast can be found in most places that host podcasts such as iTunes (click here to subscribe) and Stitcher Radio.

This is our wonderful trip report from Disneyland Paris! We talk about attractions, theming and lots lots more!


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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Bi-Coastal Theme Park Reviews - DDG 161

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for show number 161 for Sunday 4th June 2017 but released a little earlier! If you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, all you have to do is click on the audio player below. Alternatively, our podcast can be found in most places that host podcasts such as iTunes (click here to subscribe) and Stitcher Radio.

 
We have an absolutely crammed full show for you today! We are reviewing the Guardians of the Galaxy new attraction at Disney California Adventure and then we have a review of Chef Art Smiths Homecomin' which is in Disney Springs.

Guardians of the Galaxy
Tommy gave a great review of this new attraction and he hastens to add it is a thorough, new working of the building and it has resulted in a fabulously themed attraction with a new story, re-rideability and a whole heap of Disney merchandise for you to acquire!
Exterior Totem Pole

Entrance lobby
He was incredibly careful not to spoil it for you but gave enough detail to build this excitement til your next trip. Hope you enjoy listening to the show and remember - once you have ridden it - let us know your thoughts!
Rocket
Hanging exhibits
Nighttime exterior
Homecomin' Kitchen
I'm hoping the wise words of our guest Alisha and the pictures below will get you running to book your ADR's for this restaurant. I will be honest, it is a style of cuisine that is a challenge for me. However, straight after recording the show, Tommy and I booked a reservation to go together in August!
Exterior
Exterior
'Porch'
Interior
Lets take a look at some of the starters we discussed...
Shrimp Cocktail
Jasper Board
Hush Puppies
I must admit, the food looks delicious! Alisha was totally correct when she said that the best way forward is to go in a group and everyone get a different meals because I would love to try a bit of everyones!
Chef Art Smith
As to main courses, there is a wide variety of dishes - this is not a one trick pony establishment but for many the chicken is the reason to go there... take a taste and Alisha is sure you will agree!
Chicken and Doughnuts
If you aren't full there is a range of desserts that you can enjoy plus a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. For something slightly different, Alisha recommends the Moonshine flight!
They are well-known for their Moonshine
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