Thursday, April 24, 2014

Episode 153 -- Replacement Level and the Magic Kingdom

Team MMOM is going to figure out what replacement level looks like in the Magic Kingdom.  The News Wheel also turns on the After Hours Wine Down, Disney and Tech, changes to the Little Mermaid in FantasyLand and Message Board Outrage of the Week.

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Venture Beat article on Magic Bands

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Josh Gonzalez's 4-19-14 WDW Photo Report

After a bit of a layoff I'm back with a quick photo update for MMOM Nation.  I hope everyone is having a swell Easter, and more importantly, celebrating Anna & Elsa's debut in the Magic Kingdom today!!

As always, click on any photo for a larger version.
Here we have an update on the Poly Villas construction.  This photo was taken from the top deck of the ferry on the way to the Magic Kingdom.  I am happy to report that there are officially two ferries simultaneously running from the TTC to the Magic Kingdom which makes the wait time for a ferry much less.

I was lucky enough to walk up on the Dapper Dans singing and playing their wacky instruments.  Be sure to check out the video below.

It's the end of the world as we know it...

Water has been been added back to the moat around the castle!  I don't know if this is just temporary for the extremely busy week of Easter or if it is here to stay.

You can take much prettier pictures of the castle when it's reflecting into a moat.

I survived Splash Mountain!  This is my first time riding this year since it opened back up from refurbishments.  I didn't notice any huge differences, but I swear the music was more clear in certain sections.  Most of the animatronics were in good order before the refurb and that still seems to be the case.

This is my attempt to yawn during the drop.  Pro tip: ALWAYS wait for the front seat.  There is no other way to ride Splash Mountain.

I think this shirt is new.  It's always nice to see good, ride specific merchandise.

This Oswald shirt is new to me.  I love the "Full O Hops" caption on the bottom.

I wish I was young enough to play in the Laughin Place.

Good luck fighting through the crowds to get your picture taken in front of this extremely popular photo op!  I kid, I kid.  That's all for this time, thanks for reading!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Episode 152 -- Crescent Lake Leveled

This week the team plays Level It, Keep It, More of It with the Crescent Lake Hotels.  Listener Interaction Satchel includes discussion on FP+ kiosks, just how flexible can FP+ be, Dutch's shame, and more.  We also do 3 Good Minutes on the American Adventure with Dutch's list of Great Americans and how we'd fix FastPass +.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Episode 151 -- Tax Cheats!

It's tax season.  The average refund is about $3K, so this week we talk about how we would spend that amount of money to plus an already planned trip.  The News Wheel also turns on a new park in NOLA, parking prices (ugh) and message board outrage. 

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Episode 150 -- Level/Keep/More Monorail Resorts

Level It, Keep It, More of It comes to the Monorail Resorts.  The Listener Interaction Satchel includes lots of beer selections and a ton of tips for bringing small children.  We also close out on 3 Good Minutes on merch we like and wait times that confound us.

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