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Old 11-04-2010, 12:39 PM   #1
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PassPorter Podcast: Episode 42: Our Favorite Resorts at Walt Disney World

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Episode 42: Our Favorite Resorts at Walt Disney World - (11-03-2010 11:30 AM)


Podcast Description: Listen as we chat about our favorite resort hotels at Walt Disney World, plus this week's news, questions, celebrations, and contest winner!

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Length: 0:26:00

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iTunes isn't downloading this one could it be the same problem as with the last one?
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I heard Jennifer mention a new Disney planning app, but didn't hear the app name. Anyone know?
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Here's the information on the Disney app ...

New iPad App for Disney Parks - Walt Disney World News Bulletin from PassPorter.com
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I really enjoyed the resort talk this week, and I am with Sara on the Yacht & Beach Club, that would be my ultimate resort because I am a big Epcot and Studios fan (and since I can hop on a boat for Studios, or walk towards Epcot, or whatever).

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