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Old 02-24-2010, 08:58 AM   #1
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Episode 5: Disneyland vs. Walt Disney World - (02-23-2010 11:00 PM)


Podcast Description: Jennifer and Sara compare and contrast Disneyland and Walt Disney World with Beci Mahnken, owner of Mouse Fan Travel. Beci is a Disney Veteran and has traveled to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World countless times.

Special Guest: Beci Mahnken, Founder, President & CEO of MEI-Travel & Mouse Fan Travel, is recognized as Travel & Leisure's A-List Agent for Disney destinations. Beci leads a team of over 50 Vacation Planners dedicated to making magical vacation memories. Beci has 11 years of travel industry experience, special event planning and extensive first hand knowledge of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, Disneyland Paris, and approximately 32 other cruise lines and vacation suppliers.

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Thank you so much for joining us on the show, Beci -- I had a blast! And I DO challenge you to a Toy Story Mania play-off!! Please forgive the occasional clicks you hear -- I recorded the podcast on my laptop, using wireless, from a swanky computer room in an All Star Vacation Home here in Florida, where I'm on vacation with my mother, my sister, and her family. My settings were off just a bit and I didn't realize it until I was listening to it later.
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Thank you so much for joining us on the show, Beci -- I had a blast! And I DO challenge you to a Toy Story Mania play-off!! Please forgive the occasional clicks you hear -- .
Hi Jennifer,

Thank YOU for the invite! It was certainly my pleasure and I had a great time catching up with you two. I look forward to returning to chat again!

In the meantime...
so... we ride ToT... grab butterfinger cupcake at Starring Rolls... then Toy Story? (maybe the sugar content will impact your aim... bwahhhaaaahhhaaa...)
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Ooooooooooooooooooooo - you know me so well. That Butterfinger cupcake might just do the trick!
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I can't wait for the new podcast to come out each week, ladies! And this week was no exception. Great job, again.
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Thanks for all the info! I haven't been to DL in years, pre CA. The one thing I miss that WDW doesn't have is the restaurant attached to POTC, Blue Bayou. I don't remember the food, lol, but thought the atmosphere was amazing.
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Another Great Podcast! One technical note Could you put the Passport Moms Cover art on the Podcast it just makes it look neat when you listen to it in iTunes or iPod/iTouch/iPhone/iPad.
When are we going to get to see that Photo, you know the one!
I have to say TSM is one of the Best attriactions at DHS but 90+min waits are too long for me it has always been FP, FP, FP, but the good news is with 90+min waits that alot of people who are not inline for other attractions so they have had reduced wait times
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Talking Single diner at Napa Rose at the Grand Californian Hotel

I'm enjoying your podcasts! A special thanks, though, for a tip you gave in reply to the fan who asked about singles dining at the Disneyland Resort. I have three trips planned as a single this year, to Disneyland in April and October and to WDW in June. Do you think that's excessive? Too much Disney? ;o) (No, I don't think so, either!)

When I enjoy Disneyland, I make sure to include dinner at Napa Rose (sometimes twice in a visit). It's always a superb experience--food, service and ambience. But I hadn't paid much attention to the people dining around the kitchen area. Your tip about the Chef's Counter perked up my ears. I just now called Napa Rose and changed one of my dinner bookings to the 5:30 Chef's Counter seating that evening. I'm looking forward eagerly to enjoying Napa Rose in a new way.

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You can do it yourself. Go to your iTunes podcast library (as far as I know, you'll have to do each one individually) and select one of the episodes. Then click on File and select Get Info and select the tab for Artwork. Right click on the artwork, select copy, then paste it into the box and click OK.
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You can do it yourself. Go to your iTunes podcast library (as far as I know, you'll have to do each one individually) and select one of the episodes. Then click on File and select Get Info and select the tab for Artwork. Right click on the artwork, select copy, then paste it into the box and click OK.
I know, and thats what i have been doing, but most podcast i subscribe to have them embedded in already and it just makes for a nice presentation when i listen to it on my iPhone.
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I thought this was a GREAT topic. It's so easy for people to say, "Oh, if I've seen one I've seen them both" and it's not true (keeping in mind I've yet to get to California). But Space Mountain at WDW is going to be different from Space Mountain in DL, and everything down to the fireworks will be a whole new experience. It's important to get that out there
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