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The DIS Unplugged Archives - 2006


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DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (12/19/06)
In this Disney Podcast episode (our last show of the year), we talk about this week's top news stories, we'll also discuss the newly announced shore excursions on Disney's Mediterranean cruise. The team discusses what to consider if you find yourself going to Disney on Christmas Day. Corey Martin gives us an update on current rehabs in the parks, and we give you an early view of our Dreams Unlimited Travel Video Trivia Challenge (begins on January 1st). The team will be back with our next show on Jan 1st! Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!!!

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DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (12/12/06)
In this Disney Podcast episode we tell you about the most popular news stories on the DIS this week. We also discuss the recent outbreak of Norwalk virus on some cruise ships, Kevin Klose gives up some rumors, and we tell you about some new discounts to Orlando!

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DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (12/06/06)
In this Disney Podcast episode we tell you about the most popular news stories on the DIS this week. We also discuss a few of the decorations around Walt Disney World, and tell you about our dining experiences at the Liberty Tree Tavern and the Grand Floridian Cafe. We also award 2 WPASADI audience members with a 3-day 2-night stay at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.

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DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (11/28/06)
In this Disney Podcast episode we tell you about the most popular news stories on the DIS this week. We also discuss this years Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights at the DIsney-MGM Studios and John Magi tells us what's going on around Orlando for New Years Eve. We also award ANOTHER cruise from our DIS Unplugged Scavenger Hunt (more details at the top of the show).

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DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (11/21/06)
In this Disney Podcast episode we tell you about the most popular news stories on the DIS this week. We also discuss some more of our visit to Southern California - Kevin Klose reviews the Hollywood Brown Derby at the Disney MGM Studios, and we announce the winner of the DIS Unplugged Scavenger Hunt!!!

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DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (11/14/06)
The DIS Unplugged is a weekly open discussion about all things Disney with the Orlando team. (Pete Werner, Corey Martin, Bob Varley). Special Guests this week - Julie Martin and Walter Echols.

On Location this week at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, CA.

In this Disney Podcast episode we tell you about the most popular news stories on the DIS this week, including Universal Orlando's plans to bring Blue Man Group to Orlando. We'll also discuss Disneyland and Southern California (and tell you about a new contest coming in January), and we unveil our version of a reality TV show with our new DISBoards.com challenge WPASADI!! (You'll have to listen to find out the details :) )

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DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (11/7/06)
In this episode we tell you about the most popular news stories on the DIS this week, including the fire that swept thru Gatorland early Monday morning. John Magi discusses the current package discount for Walt Disney World, and about the 2008 Disney Cruise Line sailings that were announced last week.   We also give the final clue in the DIS Unplugged Podcast scavenger hunt - one lucky winner will win a 4 night Disney Cruise courtesy of Dreams Unlimited Travel. Click Here for contest Terms and Conditions

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DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (10/31/06)
In this episode we tell you about the most popular news stories on the DIS this week, including Robert Igers trouble with Ithaca College, and the new biography on Walt Disney.  We talk by phone with Tammy Spangler, whose family was chosen as one of the big winners in the Year of a Million Dreams promotion.  The Spangler family had the Magic Kingdom to themselves for a few hours, among many other surprises.  By listener request, we discuss the pros & cons of the Disney Vacation Club, Disney's timeshare offering.   We also give clue #5 in the DIS Unplugged Podcast scavenger hunt - one lucky winner will win a 4 night Disney Cruise courtesy of Dreams Unlimited Travel. Click Here for contest Terms and Conditions

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DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (10/31/06)
In this episode we tell you about the most popular news stories on the DIS this week, including Robert Igers trouble with Ithaca College, and the new biography on Walt Disney.  We talk by phone with Tammy Spangler, whose family was chosen as one of the big winners in the Year of a Million Dreams promotion.  The Spangler family had the Magic Kingdom to themselves for a few hours, among many other surprises.  By listener request, we discuss the pros & cons of the Disney Vacation Club, Disney's timeshare offering.   We also give clue #5 in the DIS Unplugged Podcast scavenger hunt - one lucky winner will win a 4 night Disney Cruise courtesy of Dreams Unlimited Travel. Click Here for contest Terms and Conditions

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Have questions that you would like our team to answer?  Is there a topic you'd like to hear discussed on our show?  Let us know by sending an email to podcast@wdwinfo.com 

DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (10/24/06)
This week we discuss the top news stories on the DIS, Corey Martin talks about upcoming events at Walt Disney World, Kevin Klose gives his review of Planet Hollywood at Downtown Disney.  By visitor request we begin a multi-part series on the upcoming Disney Cruise Line Mediterranean sailings.  This week we discuss the port of Ville Franche with Kevin Gilburn, who spent 8 years traveling the world as travel assistant to Elton John.  Kevin discusses his experiences and gives some advice to first time travelers (watch out for the beaches!).  We also give clue #4 in the DIS Unplugged Podcast scavenger hunt - one lucky winner will win a 4 night Disney Cruise courtesy of Dreams Unlimited Travel. Click Here for contest Terms and Conditions


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DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (10/17/06)
This week we discuss the most popular news stories from the DIS News area - including the story about the Mouse Orgy video from Disneyland Paris. John Magi tells about some new discounts and special offers, and we discuss the new Nemo and Friends attraction at Epcot. We also give this week's clue #3 in the DIS Unplugged Podcast scavenger hunt - one lucky winner will win a 4-Night Disney Cruise courtesy of Dreams Unlimited Travel. Click Here for contest Terms and Conditions

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DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (10/10/06)
This week we discuss the most popular news stories from the DIS News area. We continue our coverage of this years Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. John Magi and Kevin Klose tell us about their Adventures by Disney vacation to Italy (a more detailed account of their trip will be made available separately for those interested). We also give this week's clue #2 in the DIS Unplugged Podcast scavenger hunt - one lucky winner will win a 4-Night Disney Cruise courtesy of Dreams Unlimited Travel.

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CORRECTION; Last week we reported on a story involving a California teenager who created a disney-esque nighttime show in his back yard. We failed to properly credit Peter Hartaub from the San Francisco Chronicle as our reference, and we apologize for the oversight.

DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (10/03/06)
This week Corey Martin, Bob Varley and Pete Werner report from the 11th Annual Food and Wine Festival. John Magi and Kevin Klose call in from Italy to tell us about their Adventures by Disney vacation. In the news, we discuss the recent robberies at Disneyland, the 18 year old California teen who created a Disney-themed nighttime show in his backyard, as well as the return of Captain EO (well, sort of). We also introduce our new contest - the DIS Unplugged Scavenger Hunt - where one lucky listener will get a chance to win a 4-Night Disney Cruise on the Disney Wonder, courtesy of Dreams Unlimited Travel.

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DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (9/26/06)
In this week's show, the team discusses this week's Disney news, Corey Martin and Bob Varley tell about this years Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.  Kevin Klose gives his final "pre-trip" report before leaving for Italy on his Adventures by Disney vacation.  John Magi talks about Disneyland's Southern California Magic package (and some special offers from Dreams Unlimited), and we discuss last week's sound off question (and hand out some prizes).

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DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (9/19/06)
In this week's show, Pete Werner tells about his experience on board the Disney Magic last week - the group discusses some of the ports of call on the Disney Cruise Line Western Caribbean itinerary (including Grand Cayman, Key West and Cozumel). John Magi tells about some new information learned aboard the Disney Wonder last week by Dreams Unlimited Travel agents that were on the 10 night sailing. And Kevin Klose discusses why the Pope could have waited a week before inflaming the Muslim community. We announce this week's Sound Off winners, and offer up this week's Sound Off question.

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DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (9/12/06)
In this show, a few of us that were on Disney property during 9/11 briefly reflect. Pete Werner calls in from the Disney Cruise Line (7-Night Western) and answers a few questions from the jealous, on-land, Orlando DIS team. Kevin Klose talks more about his upcoming trip to Italy with Adventures by Disney, and for you Orlando outlet vacation shoppers, Kevin mentions a new Neiman Marcus store that will be opening at the Prime Outlets. Corey Martin tells us about some of the upcoming Walt Disney World rehabs/closings, and mentions a few of the DIS site updates such as Disney dining changes and our new airline discounts section. Bob Varley also has an airline discount to mention through DING (Southwest Airlines), as well as some specials at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts. Ricky Pierson talks about some of Universal Studios Orlando discounts such as the Kids Free Ticket and AAA offers. We discuss and announce the winners from last week's Sound Off topic, How Much is Too Much Part-2 (in regards to the new finger print scanners at the Disney theme parks).

With the upcoming "Year of a Million Dreams", our Sound Off topic for this week is "What is your Disney Dream?". Be as creative as you want!! Sound Off topic, and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the Mandara Spa at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Call us toll free at 1-877-310-9662!

We will be running a new contest within the next couple of shows to give away a 4-Night Disney Cruise. More details will be announced in the next show (9/19), so check back to find out how you can win.
Hint: We will be asking detailed questions about past shows, but beware of trick questions.

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DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (9/07/06)

In this week's show, Pete Werner expresses his feelings about the new finger scanners at the Disney theme parks. John Magi talks about some exclusive Dreams Unlimited Travel offers at Disneyland (Free Disneyland Resort Gift Card with PACKAGE booking!) and the Disney Cruise Line (Shipboard Credit). Kevin Klose talks more about his upcoming trip to Italy with Adventures by Disney. Plus we discuss last week's Sound Off topic (Universal Studios - Love it or Hate it?) and announce the winners.

Call us with your response to this week's Sound Off topic, and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the Mandara Spa at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.


DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (8/29/06)
In this week's show, John Magi talks about some special offers at Disneyland and he discusses the impact that hurricanes have on the Disney Cruise Line. Kevin Klose talks about his upcoming trip to Italy with Adventures by Disney. We discuss some topics found on our discussion boards, and Ricky Pierson talks about the new "DIS en Espanol" forum, as well as some updates .  Corey Martin updates us on some upcoming events (and the team discusses the upcoming Food and Wine Festival at EPCOT, as well as some of the Halloween events happening at Disney and Universal).  Plus this week's Sound Off winners - a new toll free number for you to call the show!

Call us with your response to this week's Sound Off topic, and you could win a $25 gift certificate to the Mandara Spa at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. 

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DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (8/22/06)
In this week's show, John Magi talks about the new package discounts that were released last week.  Kevin Klose reviews the new 'temporary' buffet at the Tomorrowland Terrace in the Magic Kingdom, and shares a juicy rumor about Space Mountain.  Bob Varley has some airline discounts to tell you about, as well as some upgrade specials at the Radisson Resort Parkway and the Sheraton Vistana Resort. Corey Martin and "Disco" Ricky Pierson return from their 4 night cruise on the Disney Wonder, and we have your Sound Off responses from last week and give you this week's new topic.

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DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (8/15/06)
This week we discuss security concerns as a result of last week's terror arrests in London, and its impact on Disney travel. Also, we share your responses to last week's Sound Off question - How much is too much for a Disney vacation? John Magi explains how Disney is successfully squeezing Sea World and Universal out of visitors. Kevin Klose reviews the new Bubba Gump Shrimp Company at Universal City Walk, and Bob Varley hunts down the best gas prices in town, and finds a great deal at Sheraton Vistana while he's at it. Kevin Klose has a rumor about shampoo!


DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (8/8/06)
This week we talk about the increased Disney World ticket prices, the newly released 2007 Walt Disney World Packages and the new policy for the 2006 Candlelight Processional Dining Package. We discuss this week's new Sound Off topic and announce the winners from last week. Kevin Klose tells us about his dining experience at the Coral Reef restaurant. Ricky Pierson gives us some updates around Universal Studios Orlando and Bob Varley tells us some of the off property hotel discounts you can find.


DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (8/01/06)

In this week's Roundtable podcast, we talk about our stay at Disney's Contemporary Resort. We discuss this week's new SoundOff topic and announce the winners from last week. John Magi from Dreams Unlimited Travel discusses Disney booking trends and current discounts available.
DIS Radio is launched for your enjoyment!

DIS Unplugged - Roundtable Discussion (7/25/06)
Sound Off! - We’re looking for those times on vacation when you scratched your head in disbelief and chose to bite your tongue (Park Peeves - Our take on Pet Peves in the Park ). Here’s your opportunity to say what you really wanted to at the time.  If we use yours on the show or on the site, we will send you a $25 dining certificate, good at any Walt Disney World dining location.

  1. This week in Disney History
  2. CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Part 2
    We'll tell you about the various Theme Park displays you'll find at Walt Disney World during the holidays.
  3. CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Part 2
    We take a look at the holiday celebrations at Universal Studios Orlando
  4. CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Part 2
    We'll also tell you about the various holiday celebrations at the Disneyland resort in California.

    Holiday Highlights around Walt Disney World

7/18/06 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!

Included in this Podcast:
We'll tell you about the various parades and shows you'll find at Walt Disney World during the holidays.
We take a look at the holiday celebrations at Universal Studios Orlando
John Magi tells us how a transplanted New Jersey native celebrates Christmas in Orlando.
We'll also tell you about the various displays you'll find at the resorts around Disney property.

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7/11/06 - Episode 5

Included in this Podcast:

  • In a new segment called Mouse Matters, Mike Patrick, Jr., M.D. talks about the recent deaths at Walt Disney World and why you shouldn't be concerned.
  • Kevin Klose talks about the Behind the Seeds Tour at the Land Pavilion at Epcot.
  • Pete Werner takes you outside the gates of Walt Disney World with at a look at the other side of Orlando.
  • Plus the News, visitor emails and This Week in Disney History.

7/4/06 - Episode 4

Included in this Podcast:

  • For those of you vising Disneyland this week, we'll tell you some of the things happening around Southern California in our West Coast report.
  • Kevin Klose shares his memories of his first visit to Walt Disney World in 1971.
  • Nancy Quill will give you some advice on dealing with young kids in the Magic Kingdom
  • Pete Werner reviews Universal's new show, Universal 360
  • Plus the News, visitor emails and This Week in Disney History.

6/27/06 - Episode 3

Included in this Podcast:

  • Kevin Klose takes a look at Disney's "Behind the Magic" tour in the conclusion of his 3 part series. read it
  • Nancy Quill offers some advice on how to beat the heat this summer.
  • Plus the News, visitor emails and This Week in Disney History.

6/20/06 - Episode 2

Included in this week's Podcast:

  • John Magi tells you how to EBay your way to Disney
  • Kevin Klose takes a look at Disney's "Behind the Magic" tour in part 2 of a 3 part series. read it
  • Nancy Quill offers some advice on what to do on those rainy summer days in Orlando.
  • Pete Werner explains why he's so angry about Gay Days
  • All that, plus the News, visitor emails and This Week in Disney History.

6/13/06 - Episode 1

Included in this Podcast:

  • John Magi tells you how to EBay your way to Disney
  • Kevin Klose takes a look at Disney's "Behind the Magic" tour in part 1 of a 3 part series. read it--->