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Old 03-30-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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Podcast #115: The Disney Fantasy (Video Available)

PassPorter Moms Podcast: Disney & Beyond
Episode 115: The Disney Fantasy (Video Available) - (03-30-2012 06:00 AM)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoi9eljQhOY

Podcast Description: Join the PassPorter Moms as they sail on Disney's newest ship, the Disney Fantasy! This podcast is accompanied by a special VIDEO which includes footage and stills taken during the Disney Fantasy Magical Review Cruise on 3/23/2012, which both Jennifer and Sara sailed upon. The podcast is available in traditional audio format, but you may also view it with its accompanying video at youtube.com or at http://www.passporter.com/podcast/pa...st03282012.php

Length: 0:34:00

Listen now while you read our message boards or surf the web by going to the Podcast home page and clicking the blue Listen Now! button:
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By the way, as much as I love my son, I didn't actually choose that particular photo of him to be the "main" photo for the video. YouTube chooses it for you, and if you don't like it, you have two other choices --- and the other choices I had were not really representative of the Disney Fantasy. So I kept this one of Alexander in front of Pepe's stateroom door, as it is unique to the Fantasy.
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Love, love, love the video podcast! Quick question - I am trying to "subscribe" to your podcast and it appears the link is not working. I don't think it's my computer....but you never know!
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Jennifer, you did an amazing job on the video podcast. I can't imagine how much time it must have taken to sync up the videos/pictures to your talking points. It was seemless! Job well done!
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Sarah, thank you for pointing the problem with the subscription link -- I had some bad code in the description of the podcast that was preventing the link from working. But it's all fixed now! And you can subscribe here: My Podcasts - PassPorter's Club Concierge Desk

Marnie, your comments are much appreciated!
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Loved the podcast. Looks like the ship is amazing and I can't wait to set sail on it some day. My Best Friend is on it now for her maiden voyage
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LOVED the video podcast as well! We have our first cruise on the Dream in 2013, but now I will just HAVE to book a Fantasy cruise to compare for myself. Awesome job Jennifer and Sarah!
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