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The DIS Unplugged Archives - 2009


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December 16, 2009
In this week's show the team records from the Walt Disney World Dolphin during the 2009 DISAPALOOZA event. We discuss some of the highlights from the weekend, we'll tell you about a few of our 'favorite things' this year, and give away a few prizes!. This is our last show of the year - we'll return on January 6th, 2010. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

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**NOTE** This show was recorded live. There was a technical issue during the recording that cut off the end of Julie's "Favorite Things" discussion, and the beginning of Teresa's.

- A great gift idea for the Disney fan in your life -

Our "Favorite Things" for 2009

- Kathy Werling - Epson Photo Viewer
- Kevin Klose - Amazon Kindle / Oberon Designs Kindle Covers
- John Magi - Planning DISapalooza
- Walter Echols - Apple Iphone
- Corey Martin - DPReview.com
- Julie Martin - Hallmark.com
- Teresa Echols - Facebook
- Pete Werner - Izzy Video / Robert Olszewski Studios

December 9, 2009
In this week's show we’ll David Parfitt has his interview with Imagineers Kevin Rafferty and Sue Bryan, and Roger Gould from Pixar's Theme Park group – two of the creative forces behind Toy Story Mania. The team continues our discussion of holiday events in and around Orlando. All that plus this week's news and roundtable rapid-fire on this week's edition of the DIS Unplugged. Call us toll free from within the U.S. at 877-310-9662 (outside U.S. call 407-574-5093)

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December 2, 2009
In this week's show we’ll continue our discussion on holiday events in and around Walt Disney World – this week we’ll discuss the Holiday Sleigh Rides at Ft Wilderness and Jenn Selke will tell us about the new Holiday D-Lights tour. Also, John Magi has some Disney Cruise Line updates. All that plus this week's news and roundtable rapid-fire on this week's episode of the DIS Unplugged. Call us toll free from within the U.S. at 877-310-9662 (outside U.S. call 407-574-5093).

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November 18, 2009
In this week's show Teresa Echols will tell us about current discounts and specials available around Orlando – we’ll also discuss the recent announcement about the new Disney Cruise Line ship –the Disney Dream and David Parfitt has his interview with Andrew Zimmern the host of Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel. All that plus this week's news and rapid-fire on this week's edition of the DIS Unplugged. Call us toll free from within the U.S. at 877-310-9662 (outside U.S. call 407-574-5093)

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October 28, 2009
In this week's show we’ll do another round of our Facebook to Facebook segment. Kathy Werling has updates from the park including the new Sum of all Thrills at Epcot and Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee at the Magic Kingdom. All that plus roundtable rapid-fire and this week's news on this edition of the DIS Unplugged. Call us toll free from within the U.S. at 877-310-9662 (outside U.S. call 407-574-5093)

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October 21, 2009
In this week's episode Walter Echols and Corine Frye tell us about Forever Florida–DIS Senior Editor Leah Zanolla sets out to find how well counter service restaurants handle dietary restrictions - all that plus this week's news and roundtable rapid-fire on this edition of the DIS Unplugged. Call us toll free from within the U.S. at 877-310-9662 (outside U.S. call 407-574-5093)

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October 14, 2009
In this week's episode Kevin Klose has his review of Cat Cora’s new restaurant Kouzzina at Disney’s Boardwalk. And John Magi has an installment of “Worst Things in the World” – all that plus this week's news and roundtable rapid-fire on this edition of the DIS Unplugged.. Call us toll free from within the U.S. at 877-310-9662 (outside U.S. call 407-574-5093)

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October 7, 2009
In this week's show Teresa Echols talks about Sea World's Halloween 'Spooktacular'. Plus we have a long overdue edition of "Forum Watch" this week's. All that plus this week's news and Roundtable rapid-fire. Call us toll free from within the U.S. at 877-310-9662 (outside U.S. call 407-574-5093)

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September 30, 2009
In this week's show Kevin Klose gives a re-review of Benihana's. The team discusses this years Food & Wine Festival at Epcot. Special correspondent David Parfitt interviews Dan Cockerell - Vice President of Epcot. All that plus this week's news and Roundtable rapid-fire. Call us toll free from within the U.S. at 877-310-9662 (outside U.S. call 407-574-5093)

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September 23, 2009
In this week's show Pete Werner and Walter Echols gives us a report on their recent vacation to Australia. John Magi gives us more information on the 2011 Disney Cruise Itineraries with tips on what to do on September 28th when these become available for booking. All that plus this week's news and Roundtable rapid-fire. Call us toll free from within the U.S. at 877-310-9662 (outside U.S. call 407-574-5093)

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September 16, 2009
In this week's show Corey Martin gives us an update on the press event for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. Kathy Werling tells us about the new 2011 Disney Cruise Line itineraries. Kevin Klose reviews the Toy Story Mania game for the Wii. All that plus this week's news and Roundtable rapid-fire. Call us toll free from within the U.S. at 877-310-9662 (outside U.S. call 407-574-5093)

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September 9, 2009
In this week's show Pete Werner calls in from Australia with a brief trip report of his Adventures by Disney vacation. Julie Martin has a Store Tour of Disney's Design a Tee at Downtown Disney. Teresa Echols and Kathy Werling report on this year's Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. All that plus this week's news and Roundtable rapid-fire. Call us toll free from within the U.S. at 877-310-9662 (outside U.S. call 407-574-5093)

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September 2, 2009
In this week's show we talk about the top news stories including the Walt Disney Company buying Marvel Entertainment and Castaway Cay set for expansion. Kathy Werling talks a little bit about the Halloween decorations at the Magic Kingdom and gives us an update on the new Tequila bar located at the Mexican pavilion in Epcot. All that plus this week's news and Roundtable rapid-fire.

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August 26, 2009
Unedited Show - In this week's show Pete and Walter talk about their upcoming Adventures by Disney trip to Australia. Kathy Werling has her review of the Diamond Horseshoe Revue. Teresa Echols talks about her recent Cirque du Soliel experience. All that plus this week's news and Roundtable rapid-fire. Call us toll free from within the U.S. at 877-310-9662 (outside U.S. call 407-574-5093)

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August 12, 2009
In this week's show our Disneyland correspondents Wendy Bell and Tony Spittell interview the family that spent the night in the Haunted Mansion. The team discusses recent changes to Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise Line. All that plus this week's news and Roundtable rapid-fire. Call us toll free from within the U.S. at 877-310-9662 (outside U.S. call 407-574-5093)

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August 5, 2009
In this week's show, the team discusses the new Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Kevin Klose reviews the off property restaurant Nanno's. All that plus roundtable rapid-fire and this week's news on this edition of the DIS Unplugged. Call us toll free from within the U.S. at 877-310-9662 (outside U.S. call 407-574-5093)

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July 29, 2009
This week Kathy Werling has her review of the Wilderness Lodge Villas. The team also discusses the new Princess Diana exhibit at Downtown Disney West Side. All that plus this week's news and Roundtable rapid-fire on this edition of the DIS Unplugged.

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July 22, 2009
This week Kevin Klose has a review of Fultons Crab House at Downtown Disney. Kathy Werling and special correspondent David Parfitt report on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing at the Kennedy Space Center. All that plus a new segment from John :)

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July 8, 2009
This week Julie Martin continues her series on child care centers in the theme parks - she discusses Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. Kevin Klose has his review of the Liberty Tree Tavern. All that plus this week's news and Roundtable rapid-fire on this edition of the DIS Unplugged.

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July 1, 2009
This week John Magi tells us about the new changes to the Hall of Presidents. Kathy Werling discusses the new Wishes dessert party at the Magic Kingdom and Teresa Echols tells us about the new "Pirates League" at the Magic Kingdom. All that plus this week's news and Roundtable rapid-fire on this edition of the DIS Unplugged.

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June 24th, 2009
On this week's show we discuss our recent trip to Disneyland - a hotel review of the Sheraton Anaheim, a look at Sea World in San Diego, details on our Backstage Tour at Disneyland and a look inside Walt's apartment! All that plus Roundtable rapid-fire, this week's news (and Kathy Werling's African name).

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June 10th, 2009
On this week's show we debut a new segment called "Facebook to Facebook" where listeners ask the team direct questions. Kathy Werling reports on a new show featuring Stitch in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom and Kevin Klose reviews the new Paradiso 37 restaurant at Downtown Disney.

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June 3, 2009
On this week's show the team discusses the new Tree house Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs resort. Julie Martin discusses the "Baby Stations" at Epcot and Hollywood Studios and Kevin Klose reviews the Turf Club Bar and Grill at Saratoga Springs.

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May 27, 2009
On this week's show the team discusses upcoming events, including next years Podcast cruise. DIS Special Correspondent David Parfitt interviews Star Wars Peter Mayhew who played Chewbacca in the first three Star Wars films.

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May 13, 2009
The Podcast Cruise Show - This week our show was recorded onboard the Disney Wonder in front of 200 DIS Unplugged fans. The team talks about future plans, the Podcast Cruise - and special guest Lee Cockerell joins us to talk about his book "Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney.

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May 6, 2009

In this week show we announce the dates for the next Podcast Cruise in 2010. The team discusses the new Manta roller coaster at Sea World. Kevin Klose has his review of Sanaa at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. All that plus Roundtable rapid-fire and this week news on this edition of the DIS Unplugged.

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April 29, 2009

The "Bob" Show - the team reminisces about Bob Varley on the 1 year anniversary of his passing.

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April 22, 2009

In this week's show Kevin Klose reviews Raglan Road at Downtown Disney. Kathy Werling tells us about the new "Picnic in the Park" at Animal Kingdom and Disneyland correspondent Nancy Johnson interviews Jim Ames about this years California Food & Wine Festival.

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April 8, 2009

In this week's show the team discusses the success of our Give Kids the World Fundraiser. Julie Martin has the next installment in her Store Tours series - she'll tell us all about the new Tren-D store at Downtown Disney. The team discusses the re-opened Ellens Energy Adventure in Epcot and Backstage Tour at Disney's Hollywood Studios. All that plus Roundtable rapid-fire and this week's news on this edition of the DIS Unplugged.

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April 1, 2009

In this week's show Kevin Klose gives his re-review of the Coral Reef restaurant at Epcot. The team discusses tips and suggestions for dealing with crowds at the parks. All that plus Roundtable rapid-fire and this week's news on this edition of the DIS Unplugged Roundtable.

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March 25, 2009
In this week's show the team discusses this years Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot. John Magi and Kevin Klose have the final segment in their Disney Cruise Line primer - this week they discuss various ports of call visited by DCL. All that plus Roundtable rapid-fire and this week's news on this edition of the DIS Unplugged Roundtable.

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March 18, 2009
In this week's show John Magi and Kevin Klose give the next installment in their Disney Cruise Line primer. The team discusses the new Land/Sea packages offered by Universal Orlando and Royal Caribbean Cruise lines. All that plus roundtable rapid-fire and this week's news on this edition of the DIS Unplugged.

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March 11, 2009
In this week's show we'll discuss our thoughts on Disney's new "D23" program. Pete Werner and Walter Echols talk about their recent 4 night cruise on board the Disney Wonder and Teresa Echols and Kathy Werling discuss the new BK Whopper Bar at Universal Orlando. All that plus Roundtable rapid-fire on this edition of the DIS Unplugged
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March 4, 2009
In this week's show we'll tell you about our experience riding on a float during Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras celebration. John Magi and Kevin Klose present part 2 of their Disney Cruise Line primer. All that plus this week's news and Roundtable rapid-fire on this week's edition of the DIS Unplugged.

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February 25, 2009

In this week's show DIS Unplugged special correspondent Dave Parfitt interviews Disney's CMO (Chief Magic Official) DIS'er Justin Muchoney. Kevin Klose and John Magi give a Disney Cruise Line primer for first time cruisers. All that plus this week's news and Roundtable rapid-fire on this edition of the DIS Unplugged.

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February 18, 2009

In this week's show we have a MAJOR announcement to make about our Give Kids the World fund raiser thanks to an incredibly generous DIS Unplugged listener. Walter Echols and Pete Werner discuss their visit to Disneyland in the first of a multi-part series. All that plus Roundtable rapid-fire and this week news on this edition of the DIS Unplugged.

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February 11, 2009

In this week's show Teresa Echols has a review of the Cub's Den at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort. Pete Werner calls in with an update from from his trip in Southern California. Kathy Werling is going to tell us about the new Kim Possible Interactive Experience at Epcot. Will Perry and Kathy also share their thoughts on the Backstage Magic Tour at Disney. All that plus Roundtable rapid-fire and this week's news on this edition of the DIS Unplugged.

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February 4, 2009

In this week's show we'll give you a full review of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, including the Cabins.  We’ll tell you about our experience at Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review, and David Parfitt has an interview with a few of the Pioneer Hall Players. All that plus Roundtable rapid-fire and this week's news on this edition of the DIS Unplugged.

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January 21, 2009

In this week's show, we'll give you an update on the new American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios and we'll talk to DIS'er David Zanolla who made it on stage to perform. Kevin Klose has an updated review on the Portobello Yacht Club at Downtown Disney. All that plus Roundtable rapid-fire and this week's news on this edition of the DIS Unplugged.

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January 14, 2009

In this week's show Kathy Werling has her report on the WDW Marathon that took place this past weekend - DIS Unplugged special correspondent Dave Parfitt interviews Kecia Christiansen from the Disney Endurance Series who tells us about the history of the marathon. All that plus this week's news and roundtable rapid-fire on this edition of the DIS Unplugged.

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January 7, 2009

In this week's show, Teresa Echols has her latest review of Kids Clubs around Walt Disney World - this week she tells us about the Mouseketeer Club at Disney's Grand Floridian. We'll also talk with DIS'er and podcast listener Andrew DeCosta, the first person to be admitted to a Disney theme park as part of the "What are you Celebrating" promotion. Kevin Klose has his review of Cinderella Royal Table at the Magic Kingdom. All that plus this week's news and Roundtable rapid-fire on this edition of the DIS Unplugged. .

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DIS'er and podcast listener Andrew DaCosta was the first person admitted to the Magic Kingdom as part of the "What are you Celebration" promotion for 2009. Here our interview with Andrew on this week's show.