Sunday, 12 March 2017

Disney Dream Girls 149 - Disney Mail Bag and Chat

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for show number 149 for Sunday 12th March 2017. As always, if you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, you can click on the audio player below.

On this show, Michelle and Jayne open their Disney mail bag and answer some listener questions. For our first question, we help Shannon select a restaurant and what we consider our top attraction picks for all the parks.


Then we aim to hep AJ with some further ideas to keep her and her family busy during a ten-day trip to Disneyland Paris.


Finally, Paul asked us about cruising on the Disney Fantasy. Whilst neither of us has been on a Disney cruise, we do have our good friend, and previous guest, Becky Manion joining us on a podcast to talk about her cruise real soon.  
 
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Sunday, 5 March 2017

Disney Dream Girls 148 - Show Notes

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for show number 148 for Sunday 5th March 2017. As always, if you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, you can click on the audio player below.

 
On this show, we are joined by our listener John Kretzu and he talks through two of his recent trips to Disneyland Paris and the Disneyland Resort.  
Disneyland Paris ready for Spring
As an American visitor to Paris, he highly recommends booking in advance and also trying out the dining plan as it gives you the opportunity to try out some of the delicious restaurants in the park - which if paying a al carte - can work out very expensive.

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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Disney Dream Girls 147 - Show Notes

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for show number 147 for Sunday 26th February 2017. As always, if you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, you can click on the player below.

So today we start the show talking about the newly opened Red Rose Taverne. We have a detailed blog post about this that you can read by clicking this link Red Rose Taverne.
Photo Credit Tiffany Clontz
Then we move on to discuss some items of the news that interested us from Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo opening in park (21st April 2017) in Tokyo Disneyland to Sip Savour and Sparkle upcharged dining option for Wishes at The California Grill (starting 26th February 2017).
Photo Credit Disney Parks Blog
Next, we move to our main feature - The Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye. Here we discuss a little about the attractions history, some fun facts and we have our friend James H Carter II (from the Creepy Kingdom Podcast) give his input on the attraction. To sum up James's thoughts - it is one of the reasons you must go to Disneyland!

If you want to watch a behind the scenes walk through of the Indiana Jones attraction - click on this link Indy Ride Walk Through.

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Friday, 24 February 2017

The Red Rose Taverne, Fantasyland in Disneyland, Anaheim

As a limited time magic experience, the Village Haus counter service in Disneyland has been transformed in to a Beauty and The Beast inspired eatery - namely the Red Rose Taverne.
New Signage
Pre-Transformation Village Haus - Photo Credit Disneyland Website
Despite Jayne and I being over 4,500 miles away, we had to find out more to share with you all. So thanks to our wonderful friend in California, Tiffany Clontz, we are able to bring you pictures of the menu, some of the items on the menu and the interior. In addition, on our podcast 147 (released on Sunday 26th February 2017) we will be discussing this further.
Click to enlarge al pictures
Firstly, the menu. My personal favourite - the pastrami burger - has gone but it has been replaced with a very meatilicious Beast's burger. The fries served with it are identical to the ones offered at Cafe Orleans.

Jayne fancies the Enchanted Cauli-flower sandwich with the tempura green beans. The steak is a thick cut of the vegetable and if you opt to go minus the bun, this will be a paleo dieters delight - if you ignore the tempura and mayo!
Another favourite from the Village Haus for me has been their flatbreads... well there's plenty to choose, from including a version that is Poutinesq - ala fries!
But wait I hear you cry... we want the Grey Stuff (we've been told it is delicious!) well no need to worry, it is available! Tiffany really enjoyed it. Personally, I love the fact it is different to the version offered in Walt Disney World at The Be Our Guest Restaurant. Plus who doesn't love Red Velvet cake!
Various non-alcoholic drinks are available and you can purchase Gaston's brew. For an $8 upcharge, you can get it served in a souvenir stein. Additionally, there are rice crispy treats and Be Our Guest items to purchase. 
So now we have whetted your appetites but what is the interior like? Well as the name suggests, it no longer is the Village Haus but a tavern right out of Beauty and The Beast - namely The Red Rose Tavern. I am led to believe, everything added is removable as it will return to the Village Haus.
The wall murals are stunning and in addition, the main characters get a subtly done shelf and of course Gaston had to 'man' it up a little with some of his hunting trophies!
So what are you waiting for? Official opening is today - 24th February 2017. 

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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Disney Dream Girls 146 - From Wales to WDW

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for show number 146 for Sunday 19th February 2017. As always, if you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, you can click on the player below.

 
Today Michelle is joined by friend and listener Tracey Farley and together they chat about Tracey's recent trips to Walt Disney World.
Much loved ears celebrating her favourite attraction - Photo Credit T Farley
On every trip, Tracey loves to start and end on Spaceship Earth. For her, it is one of those attractions that is perfection, relaxation and jaw-dropping everytime. So she tends to spend at least two days in EPCOT and another must is Illuminations.
Tracey and her Mum enjoying Yee Haw Bob - Photo Credit T Farley
As as well visiting with her family, Tracey has made some trips with her Mum. In the future she is planning a girls trip (for a special birthday) and she is hoping to tie it in with a Run Disney event too!
Christmas at WDW - Photo Credit T Farley
In 2017, Tracey and family will in in WDW in August at the same time as Michelle so a meet up is a must!

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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Disney Dream Girls Podcast 145 - Disneyland and Walt Disney World Much Missed Attractions

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for show number 145 for Sunday 12th February 2017. As always, if you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, you can click on the player below.

 
Coming up on todays show, we start by discussing some Disney news.

RIP Starring Rolls
Butterfinger Cupcake - Photo Credit M Young
Think the photo says in all. We will miss this eatery!

Amorettes - Enchanted Rose Cake
Photo Credit - Disney Parks Blog
Stunning dome cake that is being offered for a limited time!

Tea for Two
If you are in London before the end of November 2017, you may want to check out the afternoon tea offerings at The Town House at the Kensington Hotel.
Totally Cute - Photo Credit Kensington Hotel
The Menu - Photo Credit Kensington Hotel
The afternoon tea is themed around the Beauty and The Beast. The menu is wonderfully themed and the food is served on themed servicewear. If you are planning a trip - let us know!
Photo Credit Kensington Hotel
Planet Hollywood - The Observatory  
We discuss the re-opening of this Disney Springs eatery with a particular focus on the Super Nova Shakes. Additionally, as being Brits we ask the question... Who is Guy Fierri?
Super Nova Shakes - Photo Credit Planet Hollywood Website
Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Starting 10th March to the 16th April 2017 - we will give you more details soon!  
Main Feature - Trio of Much Missed Attractions
We all love our Disney theme parks for many different reasons but our Facebook page members voted for these three rides as their much missed. On the show we look briefly at their history and include some in park audio.
Photo Credit Disneyland Website

Photo Credit @HistoryAtDisney
Photo Credit Disneyland Diehard Blog

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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Disney Dream Girls 144 - Hong Kong Disneyland Trip Review

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for show number 144 for Sunday 5th February 2017. As always, if you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, you can click on the player below.

 
We welcome back to the podcast Kat and Lewis and they share their trip to Hong Kong Disneyland. If you missed their review of Shanghai Disneyland, please go back and listen to show 141 dated 15th January 2017.
Lewis and Kat in Disneyland - Photo Credit Kat Lewis
They started their adventure in Hong Kong by visiting Ocean Park. They both were impressed by the animal interactions offered and said it was a fun day out but urge that you do the tram attraction first as the lines later in the day get very long! A highlight for them both was having lunch with views of the penguins.
Photo Credit Ocean Park Website
After a few days doing other tourist things, they move on to checking in to the Disneyland Hotel. But first they made a journey on a very special train! The trains handrails are Mickey shaped and so are the windows!
Photo Credit - Kat Sutton
Photo Credit - Kat Sutton
Once at the Disneyland Hotel, they checked in for their club level reservation and from the view alone it was well worth the money. The hotel is a ten minute leisurely stroll to the park with the Hollywood Hotel being a further ten minutes. Transport is also available.
View From Level 7 (Club Level) Photo Credit Kat Sutton
On the podcast, Kat and Lewis go through their schedule day by day detailing which attractions they went on, as well as giving out some top tips.
Hyperspace Mountain - Photo Credit Kat Sutton

RC Racer - Photo Credit Hong Kong Disneyland Website
Something they were very impressed by was the food. Whilst they ate at counter service locations, they both praise the quality of the food. Below is a picture of the curries they had at the Explorers Club.
Counter Service Food - Photo Credit - Kat Sutton
They spent three days in total at Hong Kong Disneyland and advise that amount of time will give you sufficient time to cover the park at a leisurely pace. They plan to go back in April, when they visit the two Disney parks in Tokyo - the only Disney parks they have not been to!
Photo Credit - Kat Sutton
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