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Podcast Fundamentals Changing #273

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1:25:15 hr | 6 months ago

Podcast Fundamentals Changing #273

"A Good morning everyone and welcome to the new media. Show my name is Todd Cochran Curse someone welcoming Co host Mr Rob Greenlee to the warring rob. How are you a new terrific todd? It's great to be Becker the during the show and as I mentioned before Before we got going here I'm just I'm I'm feeling a little punky. I duNNo. I told you I had a little heartburn going on so I'm not having a heart attack so those that may ask but it's just the natural ebbs and flows of being human. I guess I think so. Maybe being old two older yeah. We'll battlefield that old though thought. Yeah feel like you know twenty five year old ready to get going yeah. I woke up about two thirty. Like Oh my God I need tomes and you'd have to go to the bathroom. I needed. Toms was kind of. Oh my goodness that. Anyway yeah it the ruminations of stupid pod. Yes Oh several welcome to the show. Oh thanks for being here and I you know rob. It's almost like I don't know where to start. There's some stuff that I just want to continue to talk about but the Anita's going to get tired of right that You know it is what it is so You're in a new background. Let's let's start with you where you at. I'm I met my dad's house okay. Bellevue and I'm in-between going places. So I figured I'd I'd I'd hang out with my dad for a few days all all right. You know we need to learn to get your head. Like three quarters of the way in the frame see if you sit up in the US full ten year six ten or whatever you are seven feet tall height you know you can get that. Get that draft. Look but you're good on just the draft. Look there you go. Yeah Yeah Kennedy you know raise yourself up. Yes Rick says why are you so dark. Rob Looks like you have the old Tom Snyder tomorrow. Show thing going well it was. It's just a dark background all right well of definitely we. We got a green screen back there. We could put you in Sunny Honolulu Lulu or something connections. Go almost key that at black. If we had time to have a little fun I would do that. Right here. On the track castaway Cay it and we would put something behind you bet That'd be awesome awesome. I love to be in Hawaii or something. Yeah so Let's you know I just I mean honestly the last last week was just businesswise. I'll slammed I mean. I went home every night and just face planted spend. It's busy. Things are very busy. Yeah there's as usual todd that this is our normal conversation. Every week. Our Week was busy in the podcasting That's true there is a lot a lot of events going on. I know I'm just buried in in planning events trying to to to to meetings and trying to you know get deals done and also immune system I you know. It's it's a great time for the medium right right just the fact that we're so busy is a good sign for the medium. I mean both view and I That there's a lot of good stuff happening in. I think two is that if were in on I think we all have raw compete for some of the same business business but at the same time it's It's nice to see all come in. You know it's just it's nice to see people were talking a lot of people. I'm talking to you too. I mean literally early all across the country and sometimes in other countries as well and that's actually happening more and more to I mean there's more events going on on around the around the World Asia's getting of all I. I think I saw some podcast awards coming out of was China or no Japan the the Japan podcast awards. Todd you have another competiting antastic so in the Japanese market is is unique in itself offend right and I don't know that much about it but just knowing Japanese culture It's definitely different. A different type of podcasts. Yeah it is different outside of the. US I mean. I I would agree with you todd in a being up in Canada and then talking to people in Europe and Australia Lianne stuff. There's a there's a much stronger emphasis towards high end high quality productions and I think that just comes out of the the media culture in those countries as well which tends to be very very high quality storytelling journalistic type type content. And that seems to be the the emphasis that everybody thinks is a quality. podcasts is this distorted telling journalistic format. We'll multi-track kinda productions and things like that. And I guess what I'm trying to encourage you know when I'm looking at doing. Events abroad is trying to encourage more of the INDIE producer side. Not Now the highly produced side died so and say that individual. podcast like what we do here. Todd can't be high-quality production it. Just it's not the standard stuff that you would hear on the BBC or on CBC or some some of these more public major. The radio broadcasting companies would typically produce neon. I think two is any community is not as strong in some countries and exactly xactly. Yeah so and I think it's just a matter of In some cultures around the world like you said in in Japan to it's just it doesn't necessarily fit with the a culture that you know an individual would climb and do something on their own It just it but I think that's trying to change you know I'm hearing more Around the world in other countries there's more indie producers starting to start up so do the question is is the podcasting space by the Malays Melis turning to transform even here in the United States. Well what do you think it's transforming to hear here in the US. And I think that's been a little bit of a Controversy over the last couple of weeks I think if you see some of the discussions online Around the the separation. And the you know the professionalization I guess is potentially causing a split in the industry and I just wonder about that. I mean Todd. What are you hearing about stuff like? Yeah well you know I. You had took exception to some venture capitalist tweet Romania. We can talk a little bit about that because you took it one way. I I took it another and but you know it's almost as if these conversations are going on behind it was not even real behind the scenes as public is just an following the right the right streams of data and people are talking about. Hey it's time to come in here and take this over and in Oh and start to dominate it and bring in money and a lot of any podcasters have been worried about that for a while. I don't think it necessarily the changes independent podcast creators here in the United States. Because that's ninety five percent of the market so I don't think we have anything to worry about but it does. It just goes again you know and I hate to harp on this but it goes back to this this thought processes are we going to have bore gatekeepers showing up and trying to you know own own a piece of the medium right right and worn one more thing if they throw a bunch of money at it that they can capture Some market potential in the future. Were you know my worry. And I think Mike Post on on on facebook if if some people listening the saw that is it. Is it really really the fear around the growth and development of our a proprietary platforms and ones that aren't open or based on open standards and I think that's our dust. Both of you is worry. I think as we talk about This topic is the medium because more professionalized does that mean that we start giving ups some of the openness that has been you know available to us via open ourselves. And and I I do worry that this whole privacy. Discussion is going to push us down down a path towards more proprietary platforms. Just because of the opt-in well and I I think that As the only vice are really happened. podcasters out there that is someone comes with a check. Make sure it's a big check and make sure that you have a lawyer review your contract to make sure that you maintain ownership of your show and You know if you take the money go big and go you know and cash it quickly. I'm not against you know if someone's coming in with some ideas WanNa do some things but We'll we'll see what they do. It's you know I think that the independent streak though as trying to explain to our you know we had some discussion. I got a new marketing director Blueberry and I was explaining to him the mindset at least what I think is the mindset of most podcasters. Is that okay so here. We're doing this show. We work for our respective companies but in essence we are the. GM's of this show where the Jenner managers and we are the talent excellent and we are the producers and whatever other stupid titles who want to come up with the we wear one hat and unlike a a traditional media company where there is someone that says to a piece to a talent. I shouldn't say piece of talent because it almost that's how they treat some people sometimes but anyway at talent at a radio station they say. Hey you gotta run this erectile dysfunction ad and we don't care if you like it or not and You're you're GONNA have to kind of Do some sort of endorsement on this. And you know. Maybe that person doesn't want to do that. But they have to because they're the talent and they've been told what to do by their boss whereas podcasting we all know that no one can tell us to do anything unless we want to Unless you're signed into a network and then you have to take whatever they shoved down your throat so and the whole privacy thing I'm can I'm starting to feel will maybe I'm on the wrong side of this because more and more and more people are saying we don't care. We don't care air that our listeners are being tracked and it you know and I don't want to be and I'm jostling are jesting here a little bit but when you hear podcasts and and reporters in the podcasting space saying this is no big deal. This is not a problem you can be you know. our listener data can be attributed. There's nothing illegal with that and I think it's all about the interpretation and what lawyer talked to and and some people don't care air. Some people do not care that they're busters are being spied a pool of his true that that if you've opted in to being contract on off of websites and stuff people I think readily just click the accept button if they want to get to content on our website or her river. I think it's a common thing that people are doing now and But the attitude some podcasters is that hey People know they're being tracked they. I should just assume the contract and podcast right now. That's the attitude and but then but then todd we have to face the reality that the EU and California are passing laws that are putting restrictions on this stuff too. Well they they. They don't care about California they sell. That doesn't apply. Oh you know this. Ip Tracking and stuff and attribution doesn't apply to this EPA and. Okay until someone gets pissed off and files a lawsuit right. That's was gonNA take. I don't know if I talked about on the last show but again I don't harp on this because maybe people get sick me talking about got it but let's say you're I'll be TQ plus and you haven't come out yet. Let's say that you're listening to Lgbtq show and then there's an ad on that show that is attributed to you and then they know in that advertiser now knows that you listen to LGBTQ contacting you should be marketed as such A. You're not out and all of a sudden you start getting gene mailings to your home address with your family that maybe you know in all of a sudden you're running into this crisis situation. I that's that's an extreme you know but what if it's a it's a sub eighteen but if it's a you know someone that's not an adult you know how do they i. It's it's a little bit creepy to me and there's true ramblings a slippery slope is what it is. I agree with few talk or or let's say you know. We're such a political divide in the country right now. Let's say you're listening to ultra conservative shows and then you are then labeled as ultra conservative and then you get ready to go for a job and that business business season your whatever intelligence. They used to collect information about employees. All of a sudden they find out. Oh my God this this. I is not gonNa fit our culture because we're left leaning or as a vice versa. Were right. Leaning you know could be either way and and could could I mean if you even extend it out. Cou could an employer get access to a list of keyword searches a employee. Does you know on Google so again you know which is a whole nother can worms. If we don't know where the data that's being collected is being sold to right if there's if it's just if if there's a statement that says we're not selling this information. Oh maybe I feel a little better about that until it's explicitly said we're not selling in sharing You know and you know just as an aside this week we are. I am now going to be executing an a licensing agreement with a third party. Measurement Company I just made that decision. We went through the legal work. We've looked at all the documents and you know internally blueberries GonNa go out and if you so decide that you want to opt in for your listeners. That's GonNa be your choice that we're going to blanket protect our customers and say no. We don't as a company. We don't agree to this and you as a podcast or want to do that and you you will have to opt in if you know you can opt in yet. People are saying pooh-poohing saying Oh it's tells the rest of the story we'll go do your own work in go. Do Your own investigation go. Do ask your own questions. Why do I have to be there so every time you so the the you know? We make an announcement. That'll that's going down to reassure our customers that were worried about it any no. Oh my customers. So far saying yes at a call from a lady that was on another platform and they're air specifically moving off because the platform could not give them assurances that they were. CPA or GDP compliant and they asked the question. Okay are you and they said yes I said okay. Let's your policy documents see. Maybe couldn't provide nothing so it was. It was lip service US and when they got asked deeper about that the company couldn't come up with the with the goods and and so now you know they're leaving because of that and I'm not saying that you most the host. I think are pretty good. I think most of them are out there and have Have a CPA compliancy. Doc Me and all that stuff I think you know. Think they're MO- some some are fine but there's a lot that just say they are and aren't necessarily you know are you sexist watching or you guys getting sick of talking talking about this you listening you tired of it. If you are. Please tell us. We'll see we'll stop talking about it. They just get the feeling there's a there's a percentage of audience a sick of it. They don't WanNa hear it you know they'd rather not know. Yeah I think I mean a lot of podcasters. CASTORS are probably more concerned about now growing audience than privacy concerns and they. They're interested in making more revenue from their from their their efforts and the podcasting space and and if attribution and tracking and and all the stuff can can potentially generate. You know more revenue for some of these. PODCASTS are probably not as concerned about it They're not that's probably the truth. And the reality of a certain percentage podcasters calstrs. There's a new company that just made announcement yesterday. Let me see I can find it. Where did I dump this? It's like channel or did I put it. It was some. It was on some news release. That came out talked about a company that that's their thing. That's that's how they're going to do business they're going to be. They publicly. Said we're doing in. This is something new we're going to do attribution and the heck did I dump that. I'm looking for it here. I find it though. I don't think that we're on the wrong side. Hi To this issue. I just think that maybe Maybe maybe the world has moved beyond being worried about tracking you know. That's I still think that we are taking the right position on this but maybe they're just enough people out there that just don't care anymore because they figure the being tracked everywhere else awesome their lives on their mobile phones and stuff. The you know. What's what's one more place in right here? It is You know notes out this. Oh it's horrible I I had this maybe I linked it and the other I knew I put it the secret slack channel. Yeah I can't find it but he was in the news yesterday yesterday. You know it came out as you know as basically company says this is the Deleo this what you have to. You know. This is what we're going to be doing and It was in one of the newsletters. One is three or four newsletters wiki now getting reimbursed it. They're just starting out there. They're going to do advertising attribution as part of their model to sell advertising the podcast so you know so I saw that The Endeavor Audio folks. That's who it was. I laid off of Renault. Yeah they laid off all their. You're advertising sales team in journal accompanying some my assumption. What that means is that they opted into working with a third party company to do all their ad sales which is probably a more probably a less risky direction to go for the Charlotte achieve caught aside side right much cheaper to right and I guess there was a podcast event that happened and in France Paris France the European radio show? Yeah pod village The I guess James Cridland was there and so I mean more and more these events popping up in other places around the world and it's good to see. Yeah that's the first. I event that I've heard about in Paris. But as you can see us a European radio show so you know you look at Europe and you look at the other countries. And they're still very heavily focused on radio. podcasting is just kind of like something new still to to a lot of these markets it's You know it's I don't know how big it's going to get in the future but it does seem to be growing and there's more interesting you know. I Know James was saying that there was good. Turn turn out. They had panels and discussions on podcasting and stuff at these at this event and so this is a sign of what's happening cell. Here's the Arctic on. They WANNA think Tom Webster in Pittsburgh for dropping it in here and Rick says going back. The privacy thing wouldn't be a stretch to buy personal info based on listener data. He says in Rick Goes Honesty. Just because it's shrugged off. Accident accepted by podcasters. The public czar doesn't make it any less disconcerting getting so here's what Intercom said and again. I have to read between the lines here because I don't know exactly what they're going to be doing but they said Intercom leading media The an entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcaster. United States Claritin is a data driven marketing company that helps marketers find their best prospects improved marketing execution. Deliver Sapir R. Y.. Announced A partnership deliver effective marketing campaign measurement capability for PODCASTS and streaming audio. This collaboration Sean. They will advertisers to measure attribution and actually determine the portions of their campaign that contributed to a purchase store visit or APP download. uh-huh they say podcasting is a critical exciting business segment with exponential growth. Opportunity said CAN ELENA Executive Vice President of digital sales entercom. We're thrilled apart with claritin integrate their measurement technology capabilities into our existing radio and digital audio attribution suite. These new tools help us spill critical gap and is restrained lousy us the ability to offer clients opportunity to accurately measure R Y for podcasts and other digital campaigns. Going on here working with Entercom Ozzie. Game Changer for Curtis one of the big goals to offer our clients new and effective measurement attribution models. Del Truly calculate. Roi Said Matt during Lower Vice President Business Development with podcasting taking off so aggressively and continue growth across all digital channels. We Syria partnership with air. 'cause major she blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah and through strategic act consists of cadence thirteen and Pineapple Street media and our congressmen and one of the top one of the country's top three podcasters leading creators distributors and sellers top-rated podcast gotten. So what is clarity's doing so you have to go and look at collaborative hilarious capabilities in there is all kinds of little as supporting documentations talking about capabilities and optimization of target so so the game changing and maybe we're too old robbie were thinking l.. May We need to get in this attribution game. It's GonNa Bring in some more dollars right. I don't know is it. I guess does interesting interesting question. I mean does it mean that the purse strings that these big brands is going to open up. Does it mean. CPM'S ARE GONNA go up you know. And are any of the the APPS you know pocket cass or anything I mean I mean GonNa supported got it right often. Should the there is no. Why should there is again? Rob There is no opt in there doing this now. How how often so? That's that's let's be clear right so this is happening today. Not just with this new announcement by by intercom and cleridas. This is happening today with other podcasts. Measurement companies who are doing attribution data for podcast AD campaigns. Ain't does it go beyond that. I don't know yeah I would hope not. It's it's it's a slippery slope you know we can. We can go a long ways in this area around user data. There's yeah where. Where does it will want? I've got a team member that's worked in New York for thirty years. He's you know he used to be a group N One of their companies. And you know he's he knows all about this. You know and having. I've talked in detail about that. I've I've been in meetings before I've sat down like but your Ip until may ip and they put punch it into their system and guess what here's resist profile and And a name and been in demos in New York City and seeing that so when people tell me that Ip data's not pursue denial. I I laugh because it it absolutely. Okay they say it's not I had seen otherwise he thought I think I'm frozen. You'll oh hear me I can hear you but your face is frozen Darla. Look you've got this kind of sad look to. It's kind of the topic. Everyone is on the video stream while rob his dialing out. Oh my God it's funny. Let me take a screen capture here of that. Osu they missed it. I much rather uh-huh prefer the smile on here. Todd there you go. That was hilarious. Dude which better. Yeah it's much better because he's had this almost like four Lorne puppy dog. Oh Man I have to. I'll have to go back and use that for the screen cap for the B.. Ch uh-huh oh we were really. We talked about it a pressing on the show this week it is depressing. It sucks us. What what else is what else is in the news right? I know we don't want to talk about this anymore. Oh man now it's it's just you know it's it's part of the changing landscape. I think you know it's it's. It's been around banner advertising and other forms of advertising for a long time so I guess it's not surprising realtors. There's pressure in this area to to to do this kind of stuff so I love to hear Tom Way on this. If you're here Tom. What do you think about advertising attribution and the slippery slope? They could be contained from there forward. You know what. But what's your thoughts you know. Are we too old goats and we need dislike to get with the program and be you know be be a corporate shells and just chased the money. I guess I mean if they're I don't know todd this is this has been an issue in the in the digital media. Space is as long as I. I can remember harassing not. No no not not specifically with podcasting though I think some people were doing it and and Some people didn't know they were doing it. I think as I think it's been around the podcasting space for a long time. It's just did everybody know that it was going on right well and another thing too. Is I think that You know we've moved beyond. There's no more to here's one thing that the IV did saw not being asked stupid stats questions anymore. There's not these you know. So we've gotten here's a credit. Here's the funny part. We've gotten beyond the accuracy. See Question you know that. That's not even being asked anymore So doesn't Blueberry said Cook in my browser yes we do. But we don't take that data and we use that for helping you stay in our system but we're not tracking you. It's not the this is not what we're talking about. A UH so but there is a form of tracking their true. That's true right. I mean we do track a certain level of AH Listener data right on all of our platforms per the AB stuff. You know but it's it's not personally attributable now or Bursa purchases and and more personal information. That's time difference time and also blocked the cookies at Blueberry and who have to log in every time he comes the website he won't be able to log into the Dash. He won't be automatically logged into the dashboard. So he you know he he can block cookies. He's got that option. And some people pretty aggressive with that on browsers these days right but I don't mind. Cookie doesn't go to twenty five different locations nations this semantics. But you're opting you. Are you have the ability to do that. Listeners don't have the ability to block anything So maybe is it semantics so you follow this this this discussion. That happened It was what last week late last week. Whatever about apple versus fire? Did we talk about that. Actually tell show last week. Okay Yeah Okay while we won't have go without again so tom says this is true. Rick says the difference with a cookie is could easily be leader. Cleared out on a browser other stuff is outside of the users control. Well Tom says. Yep Tech Savvy people do sure but text non tech savvy. People don't they that's right they don't they. Don't delete cookies per se them they don't care. They're browser cash. That's true But I'm also not selling that information and I'm not tracking that person over to Amazon and I'm not tracking them when they you know if someone goes to go daddy go. Daddy's probably setting a cookie on their page. Click on an ad link that is definitely track. 'cause they send you know someone comes in there ten days later they will know that it's the same person so that is a key Aka attribution. That's true there there's a level of it a Some you know maybe just Maybe it's again. Maybe it's overreaction on my part uh well then it would be an overreaction on the part of Lipson and and others in the medium that are taking a a specific stand on this I think against those that are pushing against those that are fully embracing as adults kind of what's happening in the industry right now. There's definitely a split have at times right. He says a question what these tracking companies can actually do. The isn't block on a terms of service. That is if you have a like we're going after a licensing licensing agreement so we will have a licensing agreement third party that basically says you will not track the IP data of our hosting customers to a advertiser unless that podcasters specifically ops in ops in for the end for that in your system right and that's then that's individual podcasters choice. That's fine by default. We're not going to say I'M NOT GONNA give car blonde saying because it's not really bean and I know the process. I don't know if the podcasters always opting topping into this. You know. Don't know if they already know. And they won in one use case. I know that the podcast was asked to do this. By the actual advertiser Sir. So the advertiser would have had. I mean the podcast. There would have had to agree. So the PODCAST or innocence has given permission. I mission for his listeners to be attributed back to the the company do any advertising. So it's you know it's up to that individual podcast. I'm cool with that. They WANNA WANNA do that. That's fine. That's their choice. It's their show right so he thought did you see this This new technology that came out of or actually was announced in Paris to Celeste Air. So called pod. Install the I've played with it for two or three folks plane with an it's really. It's doesn't really work good on IOS. It's it's more of an android. Okay you know we. I tried to get it work on IOS. Unless I couldn't get to work in. Irs and one of the guys finally got to work on android. It's an interesting concept for sure and there's more of this type of stuff going on so it's you know it's a you know has potential is probably based on a on a browser is. Yeah yeah and I think Well we're GONNA see more this kind of stuff here in in the future as a APP world and the Web web browser world converge on each other. I think you know I think eventually I don't know how many years in the future we're going to have one ecosystem for all content and and APPS On our mobile devices not going to be a kind of bifurcated thing something and browsers and thumbs. Something's and APPs think it's going to be a one one and I'm not sure. What the implications of that is todd for owning your brand like you've been saying or owning Maybe all of us wind up getting our own APPs of sorts that The does all the same things that a website does as well as a as an APP you know like a like a native app I think to certain shows will have a number of people in their audience. It will WANNA use a native APP but these I could have potentially all the same capabilities a native up here. They would be browser. Based I think at this point it's in if it's available a you'd goes back to that Adage ed been saying for years. I don't care how they listen long as they listen if they get it this way it's cool. I don't be honest with you. Yeah so you know it follows everything I think is good in pod gassing you know the more opportunities we get people to listen or find their content or if you've got sure or link to it or something like that right I mean in some ways this same model that Google podcast is trying to go after right. It's not really a first party native APP it is kind of almost. It's almost a duplicate eight. I actually thought was duplicating. What Yeah Yeah? But I think Google's thinking towards the future right of how we're going to get access to this content and it's not going to be this you know going to a website or going to a mobile APP it's GonNa be just one thing on your allies. There's a lot of people today that don't ever go to a website. They go to spotify or they go to pocket cast snacks really get their podcast and right so I would imagine like a wordpress eventually will just you know is moving this direction for years with you know like having a little bit of A. It's had a little bit of a different kind of web experience when you pull it up in a web browser versus like on a desktop experience I think it you know. Oh I think those worlds are going to collide even more well everything. We're designing now as mobile first right and you know so you know anyone that season as long as any of our pages anything that we built recently it's all going to in a mobile. It's mobile optimized. I A desktop second. So that's that you have to. If you don't do that now you're gonNA get ya. It's almost like you're you're ranking in Google Dot COM is gonNA drop to an in in more and more you have to be on a secure server with your media file links in your and this is another one will sings it kind of pushes out in A. I think the days of kind of self hosting are kind of coming to a close. I don't know I mean yeah well I mean it feels like that the requirements of Google stuff like that. Are you know a requiring secure servers and I mean more technical capabilities than than AH typical self host house. And I know that there's several out there like even even the. CDC hosts all their podcasts on their own servers. And and they they they track PODCASTS MOM by hits so you start thinking about you know those was that are out there using their own servers to host the stuff And they're not using a back end tools like barrier Lipson or ills that are fully embracing I e B v Two and and. They're trying to track their their downloads. Based on just raw server locked files. Aw Now they're. They're living in disadvantaged situation when it comes to add sells well. Maybe their goal isn't to do ad. Sales me was just eleven. Well it isn't exactly right like the. CDC doesn't care about advertising right so but but you would think they would care about you know accurate measurement of their audience. Yeah we get a lot of people that move largely because they want to know the accuracy they have to provide reporting back to their you. You know they're spending money right. So you know the companies are the groups organsations WanNa know what you know what. The numbers are matter of fact bathe. If it could it'd be a you know like we've seen taught it could be you know those hits or pretty high hits that's that's thus the measurement terminology that I'm hearing well broadcasting either. They got a big shock coming. I know exactly. Let's try and tell him I said well you can probably maybe maybe take that number down like eighty percent eighty at eighty eighty five and you may get close to what your real audiences when you tell them that. They don't like to hear that though they don't because I mean if they're producing podcasts and they're they're single I get you know get millions of hits you know that sounds pretty good due to the the bosses upstairs. I have a chart when someone calls me and says we're moving from here to here and I said well you're GONNA go down X. percent I just I tell I tell them straight up as well. I hate to tell you this. You're going to be in for a little sticker shock. And they're like why's that I'm like I think well I just can't go into the data too much but you know I go into. IB certificated complaint Blah Blah Blah Blah. You know thirty seconds you know pitch and then I'm like they're not and we know what the numbers are we've done aby and You numbers are GonNa drop this much and that way at least east then when we moved them this is visual shared in your email and my support guys are not getting what does happen and I show uh-huh right. Yeah yeah he had a rick. Hit counts are so two thousand four right right because when we were so high todd. I'm excited well rob the I. I went back and looked at the script we were. We're using in two thousand four two thousand five before we built anything and it was done by hose one of the tech. podcast guys Oh who built that script. It would Parson. Apache logged foul I apologize if he's out there and listening being You know but when I went and looked at that it was purely a hit counter. You know there was you know and I thought that's what we all have it. And when I when I thought I've told the story of like thinking ahead forty five thousand listeners and you know and it was really really excited and it was. There's probably five thousand you know but that was the only count we had at the time and we were really just. There's no filtering it and there was no BAA. Looks you know so actually i. It reminds me of the conversation when I when we formed blueberry and I ended his coat over to Ngelo he says this is this is crap you know he says it. This is where the whole conversation started about. You Got Botts in there you right now. It's like you know Sorry your interest basically say sticker shock. But he's in for some sticker shock. You know I really wonder if the podcasting medium would've taken office fast if if we would've actually had accurate measurement right and we think a lot of people got really excited by the way high numbers and we didn't know any better than we were billing. Those I numbers and what was shocking. was people were happy with those numbers and it was is like eighty five percent inflated. You know right right. Oh we had like I said if we had the numbers we have now now back in two thousand five thinking about thinking of our shows put ahead like two hundred listeners. Right whatever was doc. So Oh yeah so and I think we were measuring and of course we didn't have that we didn't get that tool out anybody so I was measuring injuring. Probably for law. Nine months maybe nine nine to twelve months using that tool to report back act two to go daddy citrus gotomeeting. All those early ad deals. That was the those. Are the how we were reporting. The guys were running them on their own servers. They were sending me the report log. You know I wasn't even pulling their log data at the time you know. They were running themselves soon. The same thing house pulling Bulbul server logs myself and discounting county hits. I think it was. I think it was Google analytics. I think was around back. uh-huh yeah aren't we I wasn't you know it was probably. I don't think Google leaks was round yet but I think we were using. Oh it was one of of those snap INS and she can put on a inside of those stats saying she can run on any will like a plug in on the on wordpress or something blue and now with some you know if you're running servers he still available today. You can get something that is you know A kind of a web statistics the sixth thing and it's it's it's baked into most web hosting plans is not Google analytics but yeah so anyway. We weren't using those numbers but we. We're definitely using numbers. That in retrospect were not accurate in any shape or form it was. That was the wild called wild west. And here's the thing. We sold millions of dollars in ads using that measurement system and people were happy just thinking if they just think what the performance would have. Actually if we'd had real data at that time the the the the cash-registers would have just completely opened up because the performance was you know. Eighty five percent better than what it was. The the numbers were eighty five percent lower lower. So you have again going back to the original cracks here. Having in these conversations with people are like you're a little drop or sometimes and it'll be two or three percent or whatever it may be the folks that get the biggest shock the biggest sticker shock to the people come off the Say The free platform right. He taught to do that The cereal is for sale Are there there might even being bought. Isn't that the serial team that cereal's I thought they had. What's the company behind Serio? Who produced that? They thought it was a A public radio NPR. Or I think it was in Chicago right. It was just. Let's let's use google legal here who we should know this the same. I thought it was the same production company that produced This American Life. WHO produced serial? Jio podcast sears. Investing Journal podcast hosted by Sarah Coin Nary a nonfiction story of a multitude episodes the series. Craig Co Co Oh created and co produced by showing and Julia Snyder and give out by this American life. Yes and it looks like the the a possible suitors. Are The New York Times interesting cell are they. They're just GONNA buy the serio series or the cereal name and and no I. I guess it's all of the rights to it. Okay says the company behind mind the true hit True crime podcast cereals exploring sale according to a person familiar with the say. It's the biggest brand on the market as the medium becomes increasingly popular While they're really getting there and there is producing collaboration. WBZ CHICAGO COMES FROM CIRO productions with release s town in two thousand seventeen and has more projects and developments. That's what they're buying their sounds like the binding production company and the all right so I guess to Syria. Right right. Seems a little late. Then maybe the utmost in the Hopper Pos also apple will it. Looks like there's talk coming out about apple's podcasting efforts around original you'll podcasts. I guess they're gonNA GONNA do some podcasts about TV shows. You're not sure is apple going to become a the television production company. Rob were even apple. Pay attention to yes apple. TV and some of their originals channels are going to be have spinoff podcast which is very smoker. Yup Gotcha so that that's kind of by vice shows on those platforms new ever anymore. Really I buy almost all my movies on Apple. TV that's right that's right about movies or the TV shows. I don't buy TV shows. Ever so apple is actually producing TV. Shows Yeah Watch. TV shows. But I don't buy the you know how you can buy movies and stuff so okay but actually I haven't been on Apple TV yet. I've been looking at the I. I'm stuck on Netflix. Listen Amazon prime and you get pretty much what I need. Therein Hulu. Yeah his are we supposed to be what listening to podcasts. Twenty four hours a day and not watching any TV. Yes yes. You're todd so okay says Apple. Oh has been transitioned from selling other companies movies and TV shows to producing its own RONCA. So when did they start doing that do do you know well spent well apple. TV is just announced Apple TV. This real have to go look when they actually introduce it was in the fall but you know this has been a works for a long time. They've been working on you know their whole regional programming in you know get into the space for for a couple of years and trying to negotiate terms and and I don't think that went real well and you know they're now basically just trying to you know become a net flicks right and maybe not as big away. They got enough cash. Josh my God they could ensure they'll keep keep push on if that's what they're doing. Yeah so the whole podcasting effort is really really disembark brought those new shows to support the new TV shows and it was a lot of rumor going out it was basically you know they talked about their getting into podcasting Haad casting their we're GONNA do some of their own original series and a and everyone was speculating. What does that mean? Are they going to buy some shows or this. This kind of may be resolved that question. It's out there and of course then you know there's been some announcements by spotify think that signed a production company any and So I by the way. Anyone's looking for production company very now has a production company and and We're doing real well with that. So if you're network needs to production company talk to me Schilling here. So what's the the scope of that todd so when you say production copy are you coming in and just doing put other people's projects getting paid for that or are you creating your own original original stuff bird. Were doing production for It's indefinitely not an independent podcast creator. Price product some disconnect that it's someone that's that needs You know efficiency of time. It's not easy. Look at the details. It blueberry pro DOT COM and get team mm-hmm over there that is doing audio production and it's it's going. Well a matter of fact one of the team members will be with us out evolutions. Oh okay all right well. That's coming up fast here now. Was it three weeks two weeks three weeks a couple of weeks. Valentine's Day weekend. Yeah it's coming up in podcast right number two right behind it too. So yeah are we. Do we know what time have we been locked down for what we're doing it podcast. I believe it's the first first day at lunchtime are and then you had a call with the GAL for EVOLUTIONS ON PRODUCTION DO I. What do I need to bring as I? I was thinking that you might WanNa bring your your truck yesterday. Many who. I have a easy way to do that. We can go that requires not live on video. I've got something that's easier. You know like a a single camera. Yeah kind of. What kind of Webcam setup? I'll probably go a little higher than a Webcam but yeah yeah so we'll okay. What like a black magic box or something like that or something else? I've got solutions. I just need to know what to bring. So they're going to have an audio Out For us right right out of the mixer and they're going to try and put that mix close to the stage as they can't also data work work at spreader so I thought that would help in your reach with the Webcam near the camera. Just going to have to make sure I have the right connectors to be able to plug all all this in. So they find out what type of connector I need or they're using it's probably GONNA be acceler out to like like Like a mini oh check. Xl are out too. Many Jack is perfect. Right right. All right planning on the new media show today to go live productions and you're GonNa make pack a box. Sorry todd up in the air right. Yeah we are in. We've got guests that we're going to have in I celeb- book guests for podcast yet but That's that's next on my list to do and it'll be nice will be able to live and everything works outright In the bandwith holds will be able to streamer event in California Yup. That's that's the plan and if we can work it out with Dan To do it live on stage at podcast movement in Dallas. That's also on my agenda to do also podcast movement podcast movement in Dallas Speaker. Speaker submission sound that's opened right and it would be great if we could do. I think I'm GonNa Talk to any be folks and and see if we can get on on the live stage with with Annabi to do a do a new media show there too. I just talked to them last week. And the It's interesting what they've planned for us. That are exhibiting. They're going to have. I don't have you heard about this. I've been talking Harkin often onto Josh. Yeah so we're going to each. They're going to have like an hour. I'll let there's four of us. We get twenty minutes so it's right and I get our half or something and we each get twenty minutes to interview a podcast right That war from our service it's not platforms. It's not an up front. It's more of a talk about what they're doing how they're tied into some sort of business discussions to Kenny interesting and they'd interesting. We've we've never done one of those before so this is and finding someone is going to be at the show and you know getting their. Em how we think we found a Latina that's in Las Vegas. That's doing a show at can fits everything we WANNA do there. So it's interesting for for anybody. Yeah if we can get on the life stage than than people can can see what's going on there and that may be our only the opportunity to have like a panel discussion at the two right. Yeah because I don't think anything is scheduled in that podcast attract to be like Not No not this year and it's on Wednesday. The podcasting track is on Wednesday this year. The last day of the show. I think I mean look at an a b twenty twenty and that is seem right at Wednesday sound almost a second day of the show April eighteen into the twentieth. I think it's a second day. So Eighteenth April eighteenth to twenty now. What Celestica April eightieths last day? It's a Wednesday. The show starts this year. Ana Saturday How's that work again? That's really weird. Dates assure eighteenth to the twentieth exhibits will be open Sunday to Wednesday day. Okay so it is the last day of the show. Why did they do it? Why that's a really weird really really really weird exhibit dates bill or distort on a Sunday right? Yeah and that's usually the biggest day of the show so probably the biggest of the show will be mundy probably. Are they trying to get people not to go home on Friday Eddie because everyone is always be ghost town at this at that event on a Friday so is their plan. Then the slow day will be Sunday than the majority of the show. v Monday Tuesday Wednesday. It is really weird. Sunday is the new Monday okay. That's what's on Nestor. Member as on any be site while also what used to happen was is that the Orthodox Jews would have to shut their booths down on Friday. I remember correctly what they do. They celebrate the Sabbath. Is it anyway. It's it's they were always what I always saw was that there boosts would be Think you're locked up rob. Yeah Yeah. They're bruce would be cordoned off one day of the show so maybe it was on a Saturday. I can't remember And I apologize. I'm just not familiar. So they would lose one day of the show show where they're they're in dates in the they have a huge huge presence at this show. There's lots of media are Equipment companies knees that der boosts are just closed and amy. Here let me Google. That someone's probably already told me. In facebook's looks eligible Orthodox Jews celebrate Sabbath. What day that Saturday Oh no they do on Friday so Friday as Shabaab so So if a few minutes before sunset on Friday until the appearance of the three stars and scion Saturday night so yeah. It was Friday afternoon through Saturday that they are. There boost should be discharged down. Oh Yeah so interesting but Anyway that was you know always always just thought it was interesting. Walk through seat or any be and it'd be like a booth is closed and we'd be roped off and so maybe this basically allows allows to have those folks have off four days of the show. Maybe they moved it because of that. I don't know so somewhere is going on and I'm sure I'm GonNa probably do something with the EA which is the educational side of any be working with college students. So that's probably going to be a second part of what I'm GONNA do without event to also broadcast booth. It's been in the PODCASTS pavilion. That's John Did you know that was open to be booked. You could actually book in there. Yeah you can and Josh was talking about that. Ah If we wanted to do a show in there we could. Well he said to get spilled within twenty four hours once they open up the schedule he said so. I said I've never seen the schedule. So make sure you send the schedule over. We'll get the word out so that podcasters on the show and you know if they wanna use that they can. I would love to do a show in there at some point. Yeah and I guess we're North Hall to did you know that okay. Yeah booths are north all this year just bouncing all over the place. Yeah central last year and now we're in north South Hall before a been an all the halls and yet makes a pain to you. Know because you've people used to one place now you're in another so you have to reeducate everybody where you're going to be so anyway. That's what's Kinda going on there so lots of events. I'm glad anybody I'M GONNA get a little bit of a break. There's not appears to be a lot of stuff going on in March arch. So I don't know you probably know twenty-five secret events that are going on but I know that there's some stuff going out to the south. Help US South West this year around Music Ham. That going south by I know I have no plans. It's too expensive. It's just one big drunk. I think it is and it's very very hard to getting business done. They're very very very hard. Supposedly the the podcast music folks are going to be doing a lot at south by this year. I don't know what that is going to look like or what they're actually going to do all right. Well it's not happening. I don't think so again. There's you know there's a lot going on behind the scenes losses discussions going on but You know public site anything. Everyone's just head down in a turn and burn. I know that You know our team. We've we've the I've been heavy into the stopping Major major major changes coming. So I'M A. I'm actually very excited. I wish I could put it on the street tomorrow. I'll be honest with you. Can't happen fast enough now for me. The I think it gets back to helping with the whole support side right and it's making you know making the whole making things easier and all right and you. Now we're we're we're moving out of the tech time to time where detect can't be a burden in other tech has to be a barrier here too bright creating creating quality content. I agree with you. I think we're we're way past the need for that sell. It changed the happen. It's time now. Where were you're setting up a twitter account? It's got to be that easy or an instagram account. Can't be any harder than that to get people started and So we'll see we'll see what happens here and you know and there's got to be more more listening platforms come on the senior two so on a global scale so it's coming well. The question is is what's facebook doing. Now that's what I align. Now what did what did they have planned. Yeah I've I've started reaching out to them a little bit trying to figure out what might be happening over there. Yeah I don't have any news to talk about but of course but time will tell what happens in this new. I think it makes sense for for them to get involved at a deeper level at some point. You know they've been so audio video driven Little short videos ideas and stuff that pop into your stream. I Dunno you know and it's it's hard for people now to you know if I want to see something. My Mom's doing I have to click on my mom's actual after you know. Look her name up and click on her name to go to her newsbeat because that's the only way get to see what she's posted on facebook and same thing with my sister so facebook is really narrowed amount of stuff that we can see from another right so I don't know if it's you know we we we dry people two pages and groups and and of course you know we're on the media show page as well people can go over there and and like and comment and but You know I find myself doing. Mostly now. I find myself flipping between ten or fifteen groups and to see what the commentary is and then every once in a while I get lucky and see something in my news stream. That's related something. I actually say yeah. I think it's important. That thought is up just gets buried less. What happens when there's so much discussion about medium? It's hard to keep up with everything that's going on but not only that it's you know they're commercializing it. So you know every third thing and they newsfeed is a commercial marshall so I have to say pretty if some of those are pretty effective to facebook stunned good job in figuring out who who we are. Of course we're you know we're put our whole dog on life on there right and if you know at what point does facebook start to become on a favorite. But they're holding their own pretty good they are well. I don't think are we just dragon show out here at this point the IMDB of podcasting your pod chaser chaser. I guess hit three million crater credits. Why does that platform? I guess that's just hosts and in co hosts and producers and things like that have gotten listed in purchaser right. Are we even in chaser. Todd a I don't know if we are we are. We haven't submitted anything over there. So they've got this you know I've talked those folks before and I. I just haven't had the DEV cycles to integrate with their platform. So people can automatically shops up over to them. nobod- I think PODCAST podcast hosts and CO hosts can create an account out on their List the show. Yeah but we. We haven't put any of our guest in any episode data. I know I think you have to submit that okay. It lists the stuff that I've done a stream yard and the end in the new media show Scott got over episodes over there. Well does but does it list our guest. That's the part I think you have to go in an inter. All why don't you do I think so but they do have an API for that so they want people to integrate right. That's true says. Add my own show appearances break so yeah oh so you can can add your own. Two right I mean if you have an account over there you go and add all the shows that you're currently involved in right you can put a description for yourself upload an image of you And in little poll from your your podcast feed and I don't know what's their business model and they got. How do they keep? The lights hung on The advertising on the page or they may charging something see ever premium upgrade thing. I'm not seeing it labor of love. Those guys I don't know plows build it to scale and then sell it to somebody right. That's that's the usual business model time right now. The sit here shares. We are seriously couple curmudgeon. Today we're all we're just trying to just trying and to keep up with Johnson. Dorothy you know. Oh No we have a long way to go by the by the way. Did you actually listen to the the agenda show. I have listened to it. Yeah so what do you think of the whole thing though. Because it's like tune after. Yeah so you have to listen to whole thing. Now you gotTA listen to a couple of them. I know you spent some time in the car so So what was your. What was your take I I thought it was? I mean. I didn't think that their format was really that unusual. I thought it was just a conversational show just like kind of like. Oh we do right as happened to talk about topics that You know a lot of people. Don't talk about so but they definitely have a a a a revenue model for they. They they've got a tight relationship with their audience. Yeah I mean I think it's an interesting Strategy they have with their audience to to get their audience involved and engaged in donate and participate and be seen as what it producers. They have they have some folks over there that send them a thousand dollars a month. A thousand think about that that that's a serious fan. We should be able to do that right for. We just not con controversial enough done. Well we don't into a show for three hours and thirty minutes. It's going good. Well we could but you but you know here's the thing they keep the topic moving you know they boom boom boom boom boom boom bang. I don't know how many clips say play per show. They probably have forty fifty clips. They I mean th. They've put a lot of work into that show. It's a full-time all time. Jasper with their fulltime job is it is and for those having listened to it. I don't care about your politics. 'cause they're equal opportunity smashers. It's the no agenda show has supposed to be no agenda and Disco Listen to at once or twice eliciting. Any you know if you don't like it. I just listened to their methodology. And how they have built this subscriber base it's truly not subscriber donation base in every uh every show. It's you know it's like this. Some shows are more some shows as La Start with episode twelve hundred. If you'RE GONNA go back and listen to go to episode twelve hundred listened to that episode and just be blown away by the donation. Such it's A. It's a long shot. Three hours and thirty minutes is episode. Twelve hundred it's long that you know first. Donor came in with a thirteen hundred bucks or something. It's amazing soon if you don't vote donate year. Yeah you call your call to support the show. Can you imagine us calling people allow in this. Shell the donate and call them dish bags. Douchebag it will you have a reputation for now flipping people off on the show. Oh well I've always done that. No just that's demonstrated purposes of my attitude not show. I'm just teasing you so I think that You know it's pretty remarkable what they've done and I you know it's it's a very hard model to duplicate. How say that? It's you're you're going to have to really like step your game up in a big big way. I don't think solo shows can do it. I don't think a solo show can drive that type hypoth- of here's a case in point the twenty five hundred square feet that strictly behind this wall all is now available. My sister lost the tenant. That's in there and she's like do you want the space and I'm thinking Oh you know I've got great space here and new and cool stuff but what if I had an actual collaborative space next door where I could open it to creators and we could almost create like a twig type of thing you know and I thought what second to take money wise you know and I thought you know at a minimum just to build it. I'm GONNA need you know couple of your commitments by people to probably on the on the on the no probably like five grand month a minimum to build just to build build it and get an open staff it you know I might be able to do it for twenty five hundred on the cheap and then over time but you know I have to come up with a plan it. I'm going to try to get my audience to support. Then you know it's IT'S A. It's another big commitment so I kind of thought about this in my you know my talking on your new central and and then had listener came back and they said hey you know if you're serious about this tell us what you're going to do and what the plan one is and then we can decide if we wanted support is i. You know a to me. The Guy said it sounds like you're just asking for money and I thought Oh. Yeah it is it does it does. Sounds like I'm just asking for money and So should I count on listeners to a bank roll something that would would be. They may not get direct direct They're not from direct benefit prop right and editor. Yeah I said Yeah you're right. I'm being a little selfish and you know dreaming about something cool You know in any could really start something that would be interesting but again in. I'm asking my tech audience to you know. Help me fundraiser. That and then what do they get out of it. Really and You know they support this show and my my central show some donations and you know that helps paid electric bill and and writers and stuff like that so I think that You you know what Adam and Dave has done is a completely different situation. They're not looking at trying to open up greater spacer. They're looking to feed their family and stays in survive and have a non advertise based show So it is a cool model for sure those news news and you can easily copy it and be call copycat matter of fact. There's a new program. They were joking about it. It's on it's on. It's on Fox in his something something no agenda and they're like oh my God someone's using our name so if you took their model their their donation model in you replicated on your show. Is that a form of plagiarism. To do that I'll give them full credit stealing it in. I partly still stolen already a little bit of it I call it. Central Central Insider Program You know but but I don't have changed too. Yeah but I don't have nights you know in Barron's and and stuff like that. So who could I could but You know so it's you know it's it's recognizing people at different level. They don't even acknowledge knowledge. They just if someone gives fifty bucks they name and location only as the only acknowledgment they get fifty and under. Don't even get mentioned. Someone Sends Me Fifty Bucks. Hey Hey tony or sue. Thank you Sir Awesome. Yeah thanks for the fifty bucks that fifty dollars an under. It's forty nine ninety nine. You don't even you know you don't even get mentioned on the show you know trash you know. We didn't send more now they they. They acknowledge him and they thank them. And it's you know some people are doing it on a like a layaway plan to get their knighthood or some you know well it is people pay either way in two thousand dollars worth of donations to get their night ring and the NBA The knights of the Round Table. And it's that's that's a you guys laughing. This is what they do and it's very very effective. They have a ceremony and everything so did you. Did you get to hear ceremony. I I didn't listen for an e you have to listen through the donation cycle to the point where the second they have to donation segments in and they actually night people and the actual pulling of swords really. Oh Yeah yes again mute better music and everything everything and And of course Adam Curry and his fantastic vocals does just an incredible job. And it's it's also part of his personality that it drives the show too so right right right right. I think a lot of that has to do with personality. You you have to have a personality on a podcast as if you are just boring boring you know Mike. Del Did a demo for us the other day and and while it was good I kind of like a mike need a little more energy a little more energy and there's a couple of things that they did little you know he's okay record it in the second one was much better. You know so you had some sometimes. PODCAST needed get up and do some jumping jacks right right. Yeah before we started the show today I was feeling pretty pretty bad as I WANNA be here. Put a smile again. Yeah you oh you gotta motivate yourself. So are we going to be back on Saturday. The first I've ever okay all right. I leave for Columbus Monday morning and get back Friday night. We'll we'll be here. I'LL TRY AND GET MR pocket castle. That'd be awesome so I'll try and get him going for the first and it'd be cool. Cool have them heroin on the on the program. Libya cool discussion because the question I want to know is how oh are they navigating their owner relationship right their own by impure. That's right or National Public media might be the cell just curious how that relationship has been in a couple of the things I talked about rallies. He's former iheartradio too. I mean he ran the podcasting area before the current current encumbent is over so podcast must be doing okay. Financially the talk I got some some pockets behind the well or is it now we can asking asking. Yeah Yeah you can tell us Charles more than we can or opt not to his option art hard everyone. Thanks for being here if If you have some ideas on things we should cover. Let's no oh. Mike said Red Bull and Mike was listening to see said how when I talked about him. also sponsor the show. 'cause they're Lagos behind you all the time. Yeah so this is this is what we could do. You want to sponsor the show we've got. We've got some prime real estate here. Video is so Yeah whoa well. Hey we we're. We're not up against having a sponsor so you know some some sponsor we may have to charge more depending on the company really really now. Well I I don't know if we could take we could take podcasters but be frank with you. A podcast hosting companies want to sponsor. That's GONNA be expensive. It's GonNa be it's GonNa be very expensive. Okay Rob we would both be fired hired. We did a host endorse ad for company. X. Companies are. We'd both for for being. Oh my God or or both sprout. We would be the former former founder of blueberry and former vice president for deals of Lipson Nets. We both love the door Salvia podcast. That might work. You know if you want to be a sponsor of the show and then we're cheap so you come up with a nice speak. I I speak for yourself todd. Not cheap okay. Well you know considering that we've had Our rates Iraq Donator here is His given a total of fifty bucks this show and she is you know. So you know we and we've got two or three or five dollar ones before but yeah you want this space you want this price it out and for those of you listening when pointing at the new media banner below. So you're not talking about my forehead to put the put the no of course not probably put something in there. Some sort of you know so. There isn't brand confusion people would say it has to be a flashing ad or something. I don't know but well I think it already. We should pursue ad deals with The Star Wars Franchise Red Yep Yep and the orange all those all those looming nimby figuring so then minions the minions cap those could be are three sponsors talk show up there you know I. There's I don't watch cartoons. I don't I don't either but I'll be honest with you. The MINIONS WINS I die I. That's the exception to the rule. I just I'm on the floor crying when they see movies though. What's what's the sensitive spot for Ya? Yeah I it's it's you know I don't know why but you know minions crack me up you know and you know when you can make a guy that always says like pooh-poohing cartoons when something with minions designing your you're like I gotta go see it. You went and saw the the new star wars movie finally so finally. I know I'm a little late to the party. Wasn't it's not too bad I saw. I'm not a big critic of you know. They should have done this or done that or they left this plot opener they they. 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Disney Cruise Line - Here is what makes it a great value

"I am welcomed to mouse chat. Man I bet sharpie and. Probably at least. Sharpie. Lucky, lucky least. Right. She gets the the the other side mouse chat. Forever it's just recorded. House. More often. Stephen I have recorded. The two of us more often than it's just just been three of us. Lauren I tend tend to be. Out at the same time rollicking together. Yup. We're bad I'm sorry. But I'm here now. And I think we've got a fun topic. What we're going to do is we're going to essentially reminisce because. We're GONNA talk about Disney cruise line. And it's been a while since we've seen it operational and it will be a while before we see it operational. So we're going to remind ourselves. and. Kind of put ourselves in a mental happy place. Of all the things we love about. DC L.. And why it is perhaps better than some cruise lines. Yeah definitely advantages. So when you're looking at the price, don't look at price. across the board is the deciding factor. Against the other prisons because there's definitely. Things that that add up and if you've only got a week or two weeks. in your time really important and that's all you have for vacation and you want to make the most of it. does he is F. Lee an awesome way to go we. We've been many many times we were just talking before the show Sharpie just went. what November December. Yeah we cruise cruise in. November. Yeah. And as I don't remember our last. Disney cruise, it's been a little while. we did one last April. Two Long. What we do in February we do anything I don't remember. But yeah. So I guess we did one, we had a break or something. You can't remember I think we may have done one in February. So I remember amber taking pictures on the balcony there. So yes, that was last April. But anyway. So yeah, but. I'll let you guys. So let's start. Lisa. Out. kind of a top five ish. And it's interesting how these? points come to mind because. They're not necessarily in in order they're just you think of an aspect of the ship. and. Then you think wow. Yeah that's true. Oh yeah, and then there's this this is really cool. But the first one that I put down was shows. The The theater shows where you've got the live dancers. You've got the Disney stories going on. And the singing and everything is just it's it my opinion, some of the best. Shows the best productions on the seas? Broadway quality shows. And Great. Always feel like when I'm taking my kids there that they're seeing. You know it's hard to get them to go to things and then you get to get to experience it. They're and they're very well done. It's like you're going to the theater. Yeah, and you're there with your kids and they enjoy it. and the other thing I like about it now even more is the way Disney. Cruise Line is set up. If you haven't been before on a cruise you have dinner and then after the dinner, you have your showtime. just depending on I guess we usually have the early dinner. So we have the later show and sometimes it depending on your dinner I. Guess The show is before right. So if you're on the The main seating the early dining. which is usually about five, fifteen, five, thirty, you go to dinner, and then you have your show after around eight thirty. I. I don't even now but if you have the late dinner, then you would go to the show I. See that and then go to dinner. So I like that because you just go. On the bigger cruise ships that aren't Disney you have to reserve before you even get on the ship what shows you WanNa see what day and what day, what time and then you have to get there and get scanned and go find a seat. So this you know and then if you if you didn't get a show or whatever you have to go standby or you might not get in at all And this you you always have a showtime and you just go you're not planning months in advance and trying to book your shows way advance and hoping that you get access to them. Disney, builds their ships to accommodate everyone for all main attraction events. Yeah. So, with three separate dining rooms, everyone everyone gets a seat at dinner. No waiting You have an assigned seat every every night in each dining room So I. If you've never been on a Disney cruise dizzy cruise kind of pioneered the industry with rotational dining you change restaurants every night of your crews your waitstaff goes with you So by the second or third, night your your wait staff knows exactly what you want to drink. It's there on the table waiting for you they know your your preferences with how you order any dietary restrictions that you may have They treated like royalty they really. Yeah. Which is Which is really nice that they go with you and you're going around and you're not. Some other cruise lines, you have the flexibility of eating when you want and where you want. But you know you still have the flexibility if you want to go to the buffet or. Yeah, you still have that but I guess on the other cruise lines you have to. It's the same thing as shows your booking dining at advance. It's you don't have the same staff that goes with you. So you have to tell them every night what. So they kind of take the guesswork out of yeah as much you it's more personal. They know your words yest- work instead of guesswork. Yes. There you go. Because they know your kids names and they bring them their favorite drink with whether it's chocolate milk or a kitty cocktail with with. With all the Cherry's that they wanna, and they is. So it's it's really nice how that were. It's amazing how those little touches make a big difference. Well, you come to expect them and I think that's the case for a lot of aspects of Disney cruise line that you've come to expect them, and then you really notice when they're not there. We actually just covered too. So we cover the shows and rotational dining. Chirpy else you have. Disney cruise line. One of my favorite things is whether you are a family. with older kids family with the with. Middle, age, like older fourth grade fifth, Grade Sixth Grade Students whether you have the little tykes coming along. There is the everyone. Whether. You're. A couple of your honeymoon whether you are. A. Young Twenty something couple and just our love Disney. One experience at Disney. There something for everyone from the spas to the different activities to all edge activities that the that the ship offers. There's there's just so much for everyone it is. An exceptional value for what you get. The quality of the food is tremendous. So. If you're looking for that kind of we want to be pampered vacation Disney cruise line is the way to go. Yeah Because they will pamper you and they will make sure that. You get an exceptional value for your money. They just have A. A certain. Lesson tree to them You know the cast members they get to know you not just the wait staff lakes deep was saying. But a lot of people on the ship whether it's in the well I'm getting ahead of myself but the crew. And the staff is incredible really are. Burmese with kids. And I haven't found this on any other cruise line. The kids. Clubs. Disney cruise line or like amazing they're so are. Above. And beyond what any other cruise line is doing I mean and and your kids get so like when we took our kids in there little like, oh, we would come get them from kiss. Club. Kids Club and they'd be like, Oh, well, Tinkerbell came in and she lost her pixie dust and we had to help find it. So they're like interacting with Disney characters you know in a group of five or six kids in having a great time running around and they're doing all these things that they feel like. Is just normal and this doesn't happen at the theme parks. It doesn't happen on any other ship they get like these amazing experiences and their kids clubs are you know they've got like a whole section that looks like Star Wars. They've got a whole section that looks like Andy's play room and they're done up to these Disney theme park standards and you want somebody these other ships and there's just like an empty Rome with some tables and chairs and crepe paper. And they and they and they have that at at Disney were they do you know they make flubber and slime were they? They have these labs, arts and crafts rooms because our kids would come back with tons of drawings and stickers all kinds of stuff as well. But it's not the only activity they have so many there's always something going on it's included in the price is not extra. Hours are reasonable as well. Yeah and they and they go to a late time at night where you can actually go and enjoy yourself. You're not having to get charged extra after ten o'clock or nine o'clock or whatever on some of the some of the other ships. So I think the kids club is amazing and it's just well done. It's well-staffed. Your kids have magic bands. So they know when you walk up, they're like oh your kids over here. In. This cove therein. Crafts they know exactly where they are. they have these ridiculously cool hand washing machines. Their their their practices of cleanliness are unsurpassed and they had it right where it was wrong. Yeah Yeah. It's like you you. You Walk Up and you stick your hands down into these cylinders and the machine washes your hands for you like it's like your hands are going through a car wash. Yes. And then even glows in his awesome blue color. You is so cool I made it. They make everything. Like wash your hands. Cool. And you put your hand in this little thing and it just does it all for you and when you go in to get your kids, they make you put your hands in this little thing. It's the coolest thing and they've been doing that ever since they opened like sharp said. But yeah, the kids club just amazing and then if you will get I'm sure we'll get to later the private island. But if you go to the private island, they have a kids club on the private island. So the kids are out there playing in this area where they've got people there to watch them and play games with them and go on treasure hunts with them all kinds of cool stuff. Lisa who's next okay I can go next. the characters. So a lot of us are familiar with the Disney characters from Disney world. And Disney characters have gotten Udaipur popular. You've got character stalkers you've got lines you've got asked pass reservations or characters, and so peep O', the character meals to and you pay a nice pretty penny for those. And so if you WANNA see your favorite characters. It's it's a good effort or it's GonNa cost you some time or money. And when you're on Disney cruise line. It's it's so different because the characters of course have scheduled, meet and greet times and I'm basing this on. Pre. Ovid. And so they have the schedule, meet and greet times and very organized. So you'd have in the main lobby. Five princesses in five different stations and you get in one line. And you go to the first princess, you do your meet and greet your autographs. Your Pictures Your AG- huggy. And then you go to the next princess. And, and it could be Mickey Minnie Donald Goofy you don't know who's going to be set up there but they definitely do it with the princesses. and. So you get to see all five of them. It's organized. You wait in line once. And you get your fill. And and so that in itself is wonderful. But then you've got the unplanned meet and greets where they just might come out and start walking around. Whether it's bell. Or? Captain Hook or SMI, or it can be anyone it can. Yeah there was one time that. Bell went into the movie theater. There was a screening going on. She went in there. that was great. She just Kinda like what's everyone doing here I live favourite bell experience was we were at the future bookings desk and all of a sudden Belgium's walks by with her nose in a book and Jesse was reading a book and bell stops and talks and says, what are you reading I love that book and it was like she just went on for? Ten fifteen minutes just in this this exchange books and how wonderful learning is and it's like, wow that that. That's that's the real bail. It was awesome. We had something similar where it was just. Unexpected. With Cinderella I believe it was and the girls were young and that that of course made it even better and they just spent she spent time talking and engaging and. Just. Having a conversation like she's person. Princesses are people to. and of course, our Peter Pan Story, where he just scared the heck out of us. US really playful we were in the lobby and sitting on a couple of the couches and he just jumps up on the back of the couch like. A cat really and what you're doing. and. Just. Being a monkey it was awesome. So you've got that you can't plan for it. You can't expect it. But when happens you light up? So the character interactions I think are superb. They're actually. Superior to what you're going to have at Disney World Newland isn't story they have wonderful character interactions but. Cruises definitely better than world as far as the character interactions and what else I like about it. Is. The characters have. Not only holiday themed costumes, they have the ship theme costumes. So you're GONNA see Mickey in a couple of different costumes. He's got his pirate night costume If you're there for Halloween, they all have Halloween costumes or you know in Halloween time. if you are in Europe and let's say you're on an Alaskan cruise. Got Their. Their parkas and their cold weather. Postions. same with Norway it's. It's it just adds to the whole story and it adds really well. I. Think it's fantastic. All Right Steve what else do you have? just a little one because there's so many good ones. So, if you're on one of the two bigger ships or does it the fantasy and the dream they have the medieval fantasy s the mid ship detective agency. It's predate. So it's this this little tiny game, but I like it's so cool because I love the muppets and if you like the muppets, they have like an interactive game surf, you're at C. One day and you WanNa do something fun and maybe it's raining outside to you're trying to do something inside and you you know you you don't want to see a movie or some of the other activities are going on. So you get these little cards and you get a map at this little station and then you go by the way. Yes, it's. It takes you all over the ship. So you get to tore the ship, which is Great. If you do this on one of your first days because you get to figure out where things are on the ship and then the paintings all around the shipper interactive So you hold up your little clue card to these paintings and something happens or you open a secret or you open a safe or you do these different things and you get clues to try to figure out who stole something from the from the puppies are from the muppet show or or the Disney there's. There's Mickey version or there's a muppet version I know who stole the props there's some up at prop that is missing from Ozzy or somebody I can't remember well one prop from each person. From each muppet and then you have to figure out who stolen, but it's cool and it's you know a good hour so and you go all over the ship and you see other people that are doing it and the kids have fun but it's just one of those little things. you wouldn't even think of that's different is one of those Disney differences I guess. I think that a lot of fun I love the art were come to life as you walk past it. Yeah if you're not even playing the game, a lot of the art works. When you were waiting for an elevator if you go up to work. It might come to life and their animated butterfly might lie onto `Bambinos or. A pirate ship might shoot a cannonball exact that. Yes and they go for from picture to picture, which is bull. Sharpie do you have another one? My favorite. Favorite favorite thing about Disney cruise line are the state rooms. Rooms, are larger than industry average. another area were it is. Pioneered was introducing the split. Bath. And almost all Disney cruise line state rooms have split Bat. There are a couple of categories that do not. And by a split Bath, you have your shower and tub, and that's another thing that is pretty exclusive. Disney. Cruise Line is a bathtub. If you have kids, you can actually Baid your kids. You don't have to shower them but Disney cruise line has has has small bathtubs but you have shower and shower bathtub and sink one room, and then right next to that in your state room is the toilet at another sink So it really allows for flexibility and getting ready. So that way, you don't have to plan out an hour and a half to two hours. For everyone kinda cycled through the bathroom to get ready for dinner or or in the morning or whenever. The bathrooms flexible. So You have two sinks you have to separate areas well, one person's using the bathroom, the other person company be showering. and. Another great thing about cruise lines is you have plenty of hot water. So as a family of five, the last person to shower doesn't always have plenty of hot water. Yes. Is that you? Sometimes well, it doesn't really impact me because I don't take super hot showers I take like a very low temperature warm shower just because I don't like really really hot water but the especially with the kids with all three of them bathing. Or showering in the evening it the the last one they usually don't have all the hot water they would like. And we love to do. room with a veranda because. Especially, like after the kids go to bed at night, you can go out and sit for awhile. I love to sit out on the VERANDA. First thing in the morning, watch the sunrise over the ocean. It is spectacular. Nothing is more relaxing. I like to go I like to get up early go get coffee. grab some pastries from the buffet and just kind of have a a chill out time in the room. But you know I don't know why I've never ordered room service with coffee and stuff in the morning i. just haven't but the Burbach up to walk in the morning but I just like to kind of get out and see the ship before it. Gets really busy throughout the day but I just I. Just I love to sit for an hour hour and a half two hours just enjoying the ocean air watching and I. I also love to watch for birds especially on, we're going to be coming into a port that day. I. Love To Watch Watch for birds. You don't see birds out in all the oceans. Getting close to land and also love that you can check out the view from the bridge on your television. So if you just want to see what's out in the ocean in front of you I love to look for other. Satellites take a small set of Benach Oculus with me on a cruise kind of keep my on the horizon line and see other ships makes like that. It's really awesome and a make sure there's chips out there. You know not so much that but but also watching watching dolphins watching for Wales you'd never know what you're gonNA see. Abe likes to look for the fine fish. We see lots of fun every cruise flying fish. Yet and if you have a veranda. We'll just watch the water and he watched the top of the water. And then they'll just from the ways slide that door open and hang out because like on this cruise, we had to state rooms, the kids all three of the kids were in one state room Jesse, our and the other they were connecting. And the great thing about Disney cruise line is you can fold the wall. On Your Verandah between your two state rooms. So you opened up to one really large large veranda for the two rooms. But. Yeah, it's it's spectacular. It's a fantastic way to vacation I really miss the Ocean Miss I miss cruising. Yeah we we would do when we first started. We would go on the cheaper side and when we do the inside say rooms and it was a great cruise and then, but we would always do deluxe like sharpy was saying split bathroom. Yeah. Because the split platform was amazing and then they had the raise beds which which which most cruise lines at the time did not have I. Don't know if they've so you can put the luggage under there are extra things which is actually nice. Because it stathes. Room yes. He's a ton of room and then Then we finally got a couple of verandas wants and wants you to Rant as it's really nice because you like you said, it's so nice to look at the stars or listen to the waves at night, Um, and then you can see the islands at night when you're leaving them and they're all lit up and you just hear the hear the ocean and then in the morning. The Sunrise of the sunset and then all the different animals if you might if he sees the birds of the flying fish or whatever it's pretty cool. I did want to say one thing when Sharpie was talking about the lit bathroom having a tub shower it was a tub slash our not one of each. Though it was. Just want to make sure that was. Yeah you're you're you're it's. Like a typical kind of at home. Tub. Shower Combo. Yeah. Very. Cool. But they're spacious. They're not. They're not super super tiny. Thing with cruise ships is everything in the state rooms is typically super super tiny, not a whole lot of storage. But Disney cruise line gives you a lot of extra square footage. Large state rooms plenty of room for storage and drawers, and hanging close The other thing which is for me is is kind of like a complete luxury and I absolutely love it. Is Whenever you whenever you board the ship. Get your close together for the entire week that you're GONNA. Wear to dinner send them out to be pressed. They'll come back on the neck. That night or the next morning and that way you like you hang yourself from the closet. You don't have to worry about going to iron or are my clothes wrinkly you just and and it's like. A couple bucks at the beginning of the crews that is totally worth worth the cost us good to. Very. Good. Yeah. Sometimes on the on a cruise if we go through closed, the other thing is nice as they have their own laundry mat which some cruise lines don't have. Yeah, some some of those other cruise lines at the time did not have coin laundry. So if you wanted to wash on stuff. Or run out of t shirts or whatever. You can do you run out of close faster than you think you're not GonNa wear one outfit a day. So Yeah Pool and we'll. Yeah and then sweaty. Excursions and then dinner. So you you go through a couple day. Okay. So a couple of comments on the room or actually the going to start with a question. So sharpie having a family of five have you ever done one of the family size eight rooms? The this this was our only crews so far as a family and we we just we just did the to state rooms because it's so much easier with a family of five. Having to two completely separate bathroom area I agree. So yeah, four that's nice. Yeah. Yeah. That's that's that's very true. It was almost a a a sink for person. Mine. Well what comes with that is. Each person like Steve Usually will take like he'll set up his toiletries and all his stuff in. The shower bathroom. and. Then somehow, all three of US end up the other one. Can do whatever you want. Yeah. But we've often done the to cheaper state rooms. just to have to connecting to have the space. So I, kind of value space a little more than balcony. but sometimes, you can just per a couple hundred dollars more, you can get that balcony. Or the Verandah. And Yeah. But I am definitely a space girl I would sooner do. An Ocean. View family size stateroom than a veranda normal. A. Deluxe Miranda. I like the space and another thing about Disney, and I realized this after going on a recent cruise. Is that. Disney does utilize all the space that's available. Whether, it's having an Ottoman that you can store things in or all the drawers they put stuff around the shelves around the mirrors. They utilize all the space an having been on another cruise line, another cruise line. I kept thinking well, they should've put shelves here or they could put a cabinet here or. Something, you know a hook or sweaters something just that much more convenient. You do notice it when it's not there. Yeah. When you're. Living Out of your suitcase Szekely, you're like pull ups out of the bad. Weather. Is Not a lot of storage in this crus-. Yeah. So they've done that right? Up and the other thing is the. Shelving, it'd be. On it. So that way when the ship is is rocking or anything like that or you have a little bit rough seas, you have to worry about stuff flying off the shelves now. which is good. I've definitely been doing. been on a few. On, at least one that was really rough. We're none of that mattered. Through. There's only so much you can do. You can do in a hurricane when you're on the tail end of a hurricane. Although really hit that one didn't you. It was awesome. It was actually made for great stories and it's good memories as a man that ship was moving. It was it was pretty good and that was my first my first trip up to Maine and. New England and all that up there go to Baba. Yeah. So now I've done that. Before I before I got older. Not Not my favorite itinerary for kids and not definitely not a tropical itinerary like the Caribbean. So but if if that's your thing. And a Lotta lobster. And tides. And lighthouses. which was okay I'm glad I did it. But I'm not my favorite itinerary all the other Disney are all the other crews attorneys are much better. So. Why you guys who go out of New York got to sell it in New York and see the Statue of Liberty for the first time to that was cool. Because we've said on New York twice 'cause we sat out to do the The Canadian Maritime Province crews with Disney several years ago. Before we had kids, and then then this cruise was in November we sailed out The it was not a closed loop crews. Still we left New York arrived in Puerto Rico and then we flew home or flew back to Baltimore from Puerto Rico. So it had one or call that was Antiga. Hiya a Salata cruise ship time. y'All yeah. It was a lot of. A lot of at sea days which for for kids crew for the kids I cruise they loved it because they they got to do the kids, clubs and everything. So. Swimming pools. Slides. Movies, crafts event, yeah they You I, enjoy the ship days I like days at sea. The CDs. Are. Awesome. The only thing is we wish that there had been a CAST wiki. We. Wish there had been stop a castaway Cay. That is a good. Okay. So sharpie, do you have anything else on your list? So much. There's so much I have more. We'll go ahead. Okay. So this is a minute miniscule one, but it stands out. You get I. Run Disney movies at sea. So if. If. There's a new marvel movie that comes out or New Disney Pixar movie and it comes out on Friday night and and you're there on Friday night you get to see it you get to see it for free. At the same time the. World to see it. Yeah and you can see it in Three D. so I, do have the three also we saw tangled we did the night it can they have the merchandise to of course? So they have the tangled dolls after the movie in the in the store they have, and then we saw in three D. in the big theater, and then of course, it will play. For the rest of your caress and then we've seen we saw something else Dumbo does we did see Dumbo in the live? Yeah and we saw another animated salty's no not trolls are now the. Juliette Oh. Yeah. Remember that that was that you and I were on I. Think I remember that. No that was good. Yeah. So there's so that is cool and you're. You're seeing it before anybody else. I have to say my. I loved remmy and Paulo. So these are the the only two restaurants. And Paulo's on all four ships from his on the two larger ships. And it's the only two that aren't included like other cruise lines. It seems like everything's not included in dining and you have to pay up to get decent food. The food on Disney cruise lines already amazing and then if you want a really special extra night, I think it's I can't even remember now because everything goes up, it's either thirty or thirty five a person now for. For check for Paulo. But if you like great pastas Nice. Nice fillet steak is amazing the. The chocolate souffle dessert is oh my gosh, it's so good. The. Branch that The broth attack user it was spectacular. The brunch is amazing because they take you on this little tour when you walk over there and it's like and here's this and this and everything. So artfully done and displayed and they have like, oh my gosh, the brunches beyond amazing it's been so long since. An entree off the menu, you get a sample from the buffet, all the desserts, all the pastry. It's it's it's. Purely decadent. That's all I can say they're so good. Okay. So Paulo dinner is forty dollars a person plus gratuity. Yeah, it's worth it. Is So worth it. Because I've been to other things where I've paid for just all my meals at these different restaurants and it's just Is Not is nowhere near a level I haven't been to one, yet where I've think oh wow this is really amazing. But Paulo every time and then Rummy I've done once and if you were into that, it's it's good if you like really unique Victorian. Type of stuff from from the Grand Floridian with lots of intricate. And appetizers and Palette Clinton and. Every and very fancy desserts and and and everything and you're adventurous than it's worth doing and it's Never know anymore hundred and something. Romney. Or Brunch is seventy five and dinner is now one, twenty, five or twenty, five per person for and that is with out without the yeah. The Wind. The wind things are. I'm are definitely expensive but so good. I. Paulo is it must do remedies if you really want something unique. And I do grammy. so good. Because hollow is more of an Italian or gaskin menu. They give you an anti. French. Yeah. They give you anti Pasta at Paulo. To start. kind of like a lobster Ravioli or something. That's really good. Remmy is more of a haute cuisine. Yes. kind of play It's it's very. Very very high touch on the meals. A lot lots of preparation and lots of finessing of ingredients and Garnishes, and all that kind of tation you get some of that also but not. At the level you get remmy me. Yes. So rummy, they had when I went and had I opened probably changed since then but they had an American menu that was created by the chef from Victorian Albert's, and then they had a European menu that was created by one of the shafts over at Disneyland. Paris. And so we decided to get we and it's Everything. In that. That's on there. It's a set menu. So we said well of US will get one and one of US look at the other end we'll just we'll. We'll try the different items from both a news was share. So we got a Frenchman, you and the. Story and Albert's designed menu. And it was. It was very good. But I don't think Lisa enjoyed it. So. I may have gotten a corn dog after that so. Yeah so. You know if you if you like. The corn dog was in the style of the cart in the Anaheim location of Disney. Prepared by that chef. Yes. So if you if you if you like I, you know I don't know. Pat Tae, and you like escargot and caviar caviar on things. Little things of caviar and really weird unique different things in then you'll. You'll enjoy it if you. Things like cheese foam. and. I don't know. You know this is a long ago. You know the trends of all that changes constantly. So I don't know what what they have now and they So I'm sure it's definitely changed, but it was it was phenomenal. But if that is not your thank than yeah. You. Then you're not gonNA like it. At least always the love, the service of service tried the service was so over the top. This earth there was a guy I still remember that guy there was a waiter and then there was a guy who just came out to announce your food. Every TSA. He would come out and he would tell you like how it was going to dance in your mouth. He had this whole thing it was like. So elegantly put together about and he had his accent and he would just tell you about how this is the most amazing thing you ever experienced. It'll just dance in your mouth and your taste buds. It'll be like a party in and day just goes into this whole thing every every single dish and there are so many. He would have this elaborate thing he would go into. Every time. Ever come to your mouth it was there. Yes. It was. Yeah. And every time I'd be like Oh my gosh out in I was getting described this dish That was part of the fun was like the Sorus of UH. Of The yes, it was great. So that was pretty funny and they have a little purse. They have a stool for your purse I'm sorry. Yes. A stool for your purse when you come up for those the ladies and they gave you for your camera are they did they gave me a purse tool for my camera that I brought it doesn't have to touch around. It was Yes. Definitely. The top. Okay. But those are they're amazing. Those two restaurants at least Apollo. At least go out of their comfort. Lisa Loves Paulo. Go Out of your comfort zone. If you're not into that and go to Powell, you'll enjoy follow should I give them a tip? Sure. Okay. So if you are going to go to Paulo If you get one of the first reservations of the night, you are fairly certain to get a window table. And the sunset can't be beat. Well it can be if you're on the wrong side of the ship. Heading, direction. But if if the planets align It's a wonderful onset and nice. Do we had a table with the sunset? When we were there last time. Because we had an early booking. and then a Norway I think we had one. Well because we still like to see the shows and we're not lead eaters. I. Just kind of that. That's just US and works. Okay. So I do have a couple more No one said anything about fireworks at see those the best to. You can actually watch a fireworks show at sea and it goes along with this whole story and production, and so it's not just let's go out on deck and watch fireworks. It's part of a show and that's pretty awesome. Yet there early you have to get there early if you want. To be able to see the show that they do. So that's a that's a must. It's too with pirate night. Yeah, and and that. Leads me into my next thing, which is themed parties. So you're going to have pirate night, but then you'll also have During the different holidays you'll have. Themed parties around Alouine and they'll have a bash They'll do things. Specific or the time of year, which is nice. Yeah and these are all outside. they've got a giant. Stage production large screen. Lights pyrotechnics, and after pirate night, they have midnight buffet Oh gosh. So if you're hungry. You can go well zonked out in the room and Steve Come on they've got the buffet. So if you didn't want to buy, you don't want to buy one of those Turkey legs at the magic kingdom you can just go get one of the midnight buffet. Yeah. They have Turkey legs they have making ice cream bars and the ton of stuff. I don't know how things with covert are GonNa work with buff as I'm assuming, they'll still all be there. They'll just be serving you. The Food and then passing you the plate. So I. I'm sure we've got changes coming to all of that that everybody's working through but yeah, it's a reprieve spectacular. I think the buffets will simply be like you're saying just someone there to serve you castaway Cay. Sharpie. What's your favorite on Castaway Cay? All. My favorite thing on Castaway Cay, is definitely the adult beach. So Serene. So peaceful. The water is so clear. So warm. Truly, magical and you get your own. Cooks or cookies to or whatever place over there to eat lunch and they serve steak over there. Now. These are all the inside things it and. One, they don't publicize that. have to come to, mouse, Jeff for that kind of INTA. I've walked. They walk over there. Last time I think I. Walked in you walked down the airstrip, it's over there on. On the left is where the food is. Yeah, the private island is is really nice and during the holidays, it's it's adorable because it's like a winter wonderland in a tropical paradise and they've got. Men. Set up in the they have these little buses like that will drive around If you don't WANNA walk around the island and they're all dressed up with to be look tragically giant reindeer. Gosh Yeah. It's so much fun. Live Christmas trees and it's just done up to be like a tropical paradise with the Christmas spirit. So. It's definitely a nice getaway and then I think they did 'cause they're announce they announced a three ships. New a why the first one come to. Comes out and the first twenty, twenty three. So still got a while. I think they got another. Sailing by then yes. I think they have an island a new Ireland. to support those. New Ships so it'll be interesting considerate that was. They could have just said, we're GONNA make the schedule work. And you know just cram everyone on the island, but they didn't era gonNA, make it work otherwise. Yeah. So it'll be nice to see what they do. when they open up their new private island as well. But people love just going there because users don't hassle. You just get off. There's. you don't have to tender in you don't have to take a boat in you just get off on the dock you Easy. And There's plenty of beach chairs and activities and food, and it's all included. So you just your kids can eat what they want drink what they want get a ice cream cone at the self serve ice cream. Things and just enjoy themselves well that. Anna leads me to another thing that I'm surprised no one mentioned and it's not a big selling feature but. At the same time it kind of is sodas are free. There are free chocolate hot chocolate milk. Yeah. So you've got. You've got all this stuff that you would normally pay for in a beverage package on another cruise line that they're going to include at no additional cost. No limitations. But I guess for some people. The flip side of that is Disney doesn't do an adult beverage package at all do they. Do not think so I don't think they do an adult beverage package so. Yeah. The the yeah. There you can do wine and beer. Okay. Okay. I'm too out of it but like you're you're like mixed drinks and stuff are like they have, they have a a drink of the day that you can get for a great price us. Good. mixologist class. Oh my gosh. You did it in our November crews and it was. A lot of alcohol is. Alcohol. We did it on a dizzy travel agent Cruz where they took us. And they they had us all go when Disney took his to one and all of us were there and there was so much alcohol. It was ridiculous I didn't I just barely drank any of my drinks and then they were just drinks on all the tables are just piles and piles of drinks every. so much alcohol. It's amazing. So yeah. Just a few Y if if you are looking for a buzz. and. If you WANNA try I don't even know how many during at least five drawings or more they just kept coming. A slick one folder Gaza another. Oh, my gosh. But it was a good time is definitely a fun time. If you're there with a group well and speaking of a fun time I love the entertainment, the Games, the Trivia I love that on the ships. Yeah, they definitely do a very good job people running those games are lively entertaining. No People's names. On they definitely have been cast in the right role for to run those games and then they have a good variety and there's always something going on on on on the schedule on the compass. One thing that is commonly overlooked on castaway Cay. Is they have an afternoon drink special La and you can get two for one drinks. Usually, they start around two o'clock two o'clock to fifteen or so and it lasts about an hour you can get two for one drinks. That's good to know. Yes see I. Might Get a Pinochle Outta here or there And that might be it for me. My crews. So often they offer a beer mug that's refillable. and then they offer wine packages as well. So that is cool at the white packages for dinner, right? That is correct. And that's by the bottle. pettus cracked okay that I number but remember getting. Wine packages and having a different one every night. At some maybe that was on a different cruise I don't know what you're talking about. must've been when you're sailing sharpie. Remember we will were with a group of agents and was on it was and they bought they bought us uh. The cruise line. God at force or something I can't remember. So we had some ridiculous amount of wine. But anyways. Yeah Man I miss cruising now. I knew this would happen while the phone party we even get into the fun excursions and all the islands and. And it's If you want to experience things with your kids, but you don't want to try to plan everything out and have to deal with foreign languages and flying and hotels, and all of everything that comes with travel and then going to a country where your kids don't know what to eat. The ship has everything. Just like at home and if your kids don't eat it, the waiter will go and get you six other things that your kids will try and so and you're not paying for that every time like on a normal vacation, it's all included. So you have this kind of safe place. because we did what a Europe Disney cruise. and Norway and it was nice because. If the kids didn't eat. The the Norwegian food wherever we were talking they. On the ship they had whatever they would want, and so they had this place where everybody spoke English and they had fun activities with then we also got to go experience a different culture and go to really cool things. And they experience that as well, and we didn't have to worry about cabs and hotels and moving luggage and. Getting Lost in translation. So? That was nice. So it's the same thing even just going from Ireland Island. It's fun to. Go to the different islands and See How people live and relax on a beach. And, enjoy some warm sunny weather. The cold miserable winter months so. Is Definitely Fun. So hopefully, they will start up again soon and we will be out there cruising again soon. Mr Any I'm sure there's so many other things. With Disney cruise line but is that we're going to wrap it up. My List is actually done but I I was supposed to write down five things and I. Think I wrote down like eight Oh. I know there are other things that are fantastic plenty of elevators, which is good. Yeah it's amazing how you The things you. Well, there's three sets when you've been on a bunch of different cruise lines, you start to realize the differences. Very quickly. and and it really helps you realize the value. Yes. Because a lot of people look at the sticker price of a Disney cruise and see that you could do a longer who's with a different cruise line or an upgraded category but everything that's included and the class of service that you receive I mean I it's. The value really is built into the crews if you kind of break it down on what you're experiencing. I would agree. And you. When you I just look at the prices you don't realize. Steve You forgot the most important your most favorite thing on the ship. Coffee Well I. I'm surprised. You didn't talk about Co cafe, but the goal of cafes. Awesome. What else do you love? Besides the Cove Cafe I don't. Unlimited Can Eat ice creams saw. So much ice cream was like the saucer, but it's good saw serve and they have the little cones those little clay cake cones there and they have a good. They have this awesome strawberry that you can get mixed with a banana strawberry banana all its comes in it comes out looking perfect is like the perfect photographed ice cream cone own screen saver for years. It's actually and. With the ocean and the background, and it's also one of the the it's not on there now. But but it's also one of these cruise lines where you can actually see the ocean. Like when you're at the pool or whatever you can look out a Lotta cruise lines are so big. Now the you can be on the cruise the entire time and not even know that you can hardly get out. Or when you're on the top deck y'all you see is the sky and the and the pool. You don't even really see the ocean it's hard like deck four on. Disney cruise line you can walk around and you can see the ocean deck. Yeah, and it goes all the way around the ship and on other issue is almost impossible to even find that deck. And realized that you can the you're not in a shopping mall for seven days. Though I like. Seeing the stars at night and feeling the wind and hearing the ocean and. Just kind of relaxing and being out at sea and sometimes on some of the other ships you. You're just in the casino and the shopping mall and and whatever, and you don't even. Know that you're experiencing accrues. So. Okay. Oh. So if you want to dizzy crews with sharp ear Lauren. They can get you set up not necessarily today. And no rash hopefully And they have theme Cruises Star Wars and Marvel characters, and I'm sure they will have. Some amazing Bruce Specials I would assume they will do some short cruises. to their private island and the other cruise lines will do the same to get things started. and then as the other Caribbean, islands start opening up. And things get back to normal. They will have. Tinder Aries. Coming. Out. Again. But So. Much Fun. And with data I'M GONNA, go ahead and wrap up the show I'd like to thank you vacations response from the House. If you have comments or questions, go ahead and send those comments at mouse. Up thanks so much for listening. Please join us again next time. On. Mouse Champ.

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Episode 190 | Lauren Hourihan on Photographing Disney Weddings

Detour To Neverland

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Episode 190 | Lauren Hourihan on Photographing Disney Weddings

"Welcome to detour to Neverland your guide to Living Your Best Disney life through your hobby business. Here's your host Brendan and Catherine. Welcome back to detour to never late today's episode number one hundred ninety. Our guest today. Is Lauren Hora Han? She's a photographer as her side hustle, but she also told us during a conversation on instagram. She set a goal for herself that she wanted to photograph a Disney wedding, so of course that spoke to us completely meshing your different passions in your different interests in trying to incorporate Disney in everything that you do speaks to us so loudly so lauren, thank you so much for joining us today. First things I if you could introduce yourself and if you have one, maybe tell us one random fact that we may not know about you from social media. Sure, thank you so much for having Neon to speak about this topic. Gosh I would say one thing you know, know about me just from looking online. Probably, I spent a summer in Spain back in college, which now kind of feels like a distant memory, but I used to be fluent in Spanish just about and. So. That's kind of a fun fact. So. Do you think you've lost a lot of it? As time has passed? All of it, which is really. Really set. We've talked about that. When we moved to Florida, it's going to be even more important than here in Tennessee that. We probably need to learn Spanish. We both took fringe in highschool. For some reason I don't know why. Steak for some reason in high school. That was like Oh yeah. We'll use that all the time. No never never have made it. I know it is true. So what part of Spain were you in? I was in the south of Spain Granada so kind of on the coast in. WHO's gorgeous, but they? It's definitely true. If you don't use the language you lose it in. That's a bummer. We're GONNA. Start with your Disney story just to kind of lay the foundation for everything else that we're GonNa talk about today, so had it star in. How has it evolved over time? Yes so I. Grew Up. We would kind of go to Disney every so often as kids and My passion for really didn't reignite until I went on a trip. On my own with a friend of mine in college is the first time we really got out on our own. Go on vacation in. When I met my now husband when we were dating. We went together, and it just really took off from there. Our love for it on our very first trip we arrived. We stayed at Coronado, springs in. He hadn't been to Disneyworld since he was a young child, so really had no awareness understanding of the property or anything about what it would be like. But we pulled up in. He got out and we walked in. To the property and he just stopped in his jaw. Dropping just looked around in. speechless. He was hooked in so then. It just grew for both of us from there. In I think it really. You know became our thing on that trip when we were in the pool and they you know they have the Waterside and I asked Guard is the adults could use the waterside, and he said there are no adults disneyworld and I was like. Oh, my Gosh! This is kind of a cool concept. It's like you can just be a kid here in. It's an escape from reality. That reminds me one time where we were saying that old key west and we got there before a room open, so we went to the pool, we were standing in line with with all the cavs. I know I felt like. Are we not supposed to session? He was like what there are. No adults in Disney at I ran off to the to the Waterside, and it was so much fun and made. You feel like you know. This is escape from real life, which I think is something that we all crave sometimes. Well. That's awesome. I'm so glad that I trip were because I feel like sometimes. You hear those first trips where after a prolonged. Not being able to go like your husband. Sometimes, it's overwhelming so I'm glad that it clicked for him and it became. You guys thing. and. We talked about off air. So you do have a photography business. But that's your side. Hustle to your normal day job in corporate America, but let's talk about. How did you get into photography? How did you decide to launch that side-hustle? Yeah so like you mentioned corporate America You know it's. It's actually where my husband nightmare in it's. It's been good to us over the years, but it definitely for me is a creative person in. Person that likes to explore in Chinese things it. Can sometimes you know, stifle creativity so. I had loved photography since a child I've got a camera when I was young. Which of course at that time it was you know the film roles take it to CVS. Get it. Developed in? Asia pictures all the time and then. In Two thousand sixteen I think it was. We were going on a trip to Hawaii N. I purchased a nice fancier camera and I used it on vacation in. Really didn't put it down. When I came home and people started reaching out about you know having me photograph their families and their children. It just took off, said more from there. And I was able to set some goals for myself about getting into wedding specifically because. I just I love weddings. I enjoyed plenty of my own wedding. I think they're funded interesting in all. That goes into them. And it really is a rush to get to you. It's the feeling sort of a rush when you get to capture. Someone's one of their most important moments like that so. I got into weddings and learned just by being out there and. Trying it on my own and Then I thought well, you know. I, kind of had some involvement with some different communities on facebook in different social media outlets for Disney weddings and I've always loved Disney weddings, I listen to some podcast related to it. I like mentioned are in different forums and just. I loved the. Just the whole concept of merging ready Disneyworld for me like my two top passions, I'm in a way so. As soon as I started getting more exposed to that world of Disney weddings, and there's a whole. You know Side portion of this new world that's. For Weddings. Fairytale weddings their whole. Section dedicated to events in wedding so once. I had exposure to that world I thought. It would be amazing to be able to. Photograph one myself and get involved in that community in have a chance to do that so That was became the dream for me, which was a little bit of a stretch initially because I'm based in Massachusetts. For me to make that happen was a little bit more. Of A challenge, I would say but once I started putting myself out there on those forums and really just letting people know that. I was hoping to extend my purse. Polio in really wanted to Mesh that experience with my passion. I was able to connect with some people who interested in that in. We're kind of maybe people who were lower budget kind of looking for someone who is looking to get their feet wet. Was a really good place to star in it. Really Kinda just went from there. I think a lot of people can connect to that story. Because most people in this space, you can't jump into it. It is like their side Hustle because we're lacking that creative outlet, you know that's how leaving got started with detour. And when you find something that you can kind of mix those passions like he did I think that's really. That's really special. Because oftentimes it takes a very long time to kind of find all of that so when we think about your goal of capturing that Disney wedding. How long ago did he set that goal? Was it very very early on in your photography journey, or was it kind of a little ways into it? It was pretty I would say it was pretty early on as soon as I realized that photography in general was taking me to places or meeting people that I wouldn't have normally. It just almost felt like the sky was the limit. If I put my mind to it and if I put I focus on it just getting the chance I said to photograph all different types of things and I photographed newborns pretty frequently which I really developed. A strong interest in, and it's nice when you're on your own seiger own hobby. You can make it what you want it so for me. You know I doing a lot of the or textbook weddings around here in New England. And when I started becoming a little less inspired by those, that's really when I started to set my sights on on pursuing different locations, specifically Disney and it was yeah, it was about. Two years into doing photography. I'm interested to know when someone signs up and they go through that whole process of being a Disney bride or Disney grim, you know they have so many consultants and people that work with them to hold their hand through that process does Disney have? Do they offer photography service. Do they have a list of preferred vendors? Like as is that? Area to break into to to get one of those booked. Yet they do, and so the Disney fairy tale weddings it's it's a pretty big. Section of Disney. These events are becoming so much more popular whether it's you know. Small Elopement or larger events rehearsals engagements things like that. But they do so. Disney has Disney fine art photography which photographs. They're able to photographs freely in the parks in these different venues that are. More exclusive. In Sept similarly to the cruise line as well, which is what I'll speak about more on, but they also have the Tigers on the ships. So it is a little bit harder on I. Think the events that are in the theme. Parks are really GONNA be. Accessed by the the Disney fine art, photography, or those preferred vendors, a little bit trickier for sure. But they do have. The ability to allow others to photographed on the resort properties, and they do weddings those properties. In it is changing frequently in. They've they've recently made some pretty big changes to their photography or their wedding packages but yes, so so you do have to Kinda. Know what's allowed. They are a little bit stringent on especially the theme parks. Kudos to you for breaking into that, because a lot of people would give up at that step, but you set the goal, and you accomplish it, so tell us about the Disney wedding photography that you've been able to accomplish. So, I I have been all like I said in some of those online forums in A. Couple from the Midwest which is kind of cool, too because me being in new, England they were in the Midwest and they were having a Disney cruise wedding so kind of all three different locations on they reached out to me after seeing a post, I made about hoping to expand my portfolio on. They were planning a Disney cruise wedding, which initially had never been something that I considered really. I was Kinda just picturing the parks in. The resorts or something on Disney world property, but when the opportunity for the cruise wedding came up. It was sort of like almost like an epiphany of. I can achieve this goal in a nontraditional way, so you know it may not necessarily be on Walt. Disney world property, but still Disney wedding in. It's through something a little more unique lake, the cruise line. So. Again with those restrictions on property. It made things a little bit easier. So for Disney cruise line, they do have photographers on a cruise ship through. Shudders is the company that does the photography. They tend to have pretty mixed feedback, hidden and mixed reviews. You never really know which photography you're going to be assigned. There are some inconsistencies, so a lot of brides actually opt to bring a photographer on board the ship. And so pretty frequently photographers will especially ones who are very seasoned or who do this frequently. They'll charge their photography fee on top of having the couple. Cover their cruise fare in their travel. So! It can be pretty expensive. To bring their own photographer, but it does not the preferred option for people I'm so in in my situation I was able to work with a couple in basically I was so eager to get this experience in just the fact that I could allow my side business to take on a vacation period was a really. Exciting. I was able to trade the cost of the crews and travel for my photography services. In, what was cool about that was I also is able to take my husband and my toddler along with me. so you know the cruises you book by Stateroom, so if you. Have a state room. That's paid for you're able to travel is. The amount of folks second in that state room so. The couple that was getting married. They were very open and excited for me to be able to bring my husband son to experience this. First Disney cruise of ours. Which I think was the other concept. Is it was brand new to my husband and I? And we probably wouldn't have taken. The chance to book accrues on our own through Disney. We would have just kept going to the park, so to be able to branch out in this way was exciting so we? We were able to come up with an agreement and filled out a contract I travel down with my family, and we landy Disneyworld trip around it. and. I didn't meet them until we were on the ship. which was kind of cool? We've been planning it for about a year or so. and I was there for their ceremony, which was on Castaway Cay. And took photos for them afterwards at their cake reception informal photos around the ship. And then the rest of Education I was with my family, so it was. Really exciting it was such a thrill and through that process we realized we love Disney cruising, so it was a bonus I guess I was GonNa. Say I'm sure your husband was very supportive along the way, but that had to be like. Hey, you follow this as as far as you want to get to continue going on Disney cruises. Yeah like I kind of. Got This message like I've never thought of this. What are your thoughts and it was like? It was amazing because we had already had a Disney world trip plan for that exact week after their wedding, so it was almost like fate. It was like we could go on this cruise and just go right into our Disney. World trip that had already been planned. And it was wonderful to the couple they were a nominal. were so sweet and so excited for us to enjoy the crews and so it was funny, even being on the island during the photos I was escorted by Disney cast members who coordinate the wedding, so the wedding coordinators at neighbor, taking me around on the golf cart and I was able to go to special locations with the couple. I really wish treated like a vendor. And I was all even see my husband and son enjoying the beach as I went by on the golf cart, and my husband had a snow cone on his hand in his hand, and he was like cheers, basically and I was thinking. This is a great thing I mean and it doesn't. It doesn't feel like work to me. especially in that exist in you know in that instance. So what should you on? So we're on the Disney dream and we did a three night cruise, which is a really good. To cruising through Disney on, we had a Veranda stateroom which I think made the experience even more thrilling to be able to see the ocean. Right from our room set out in enjoy the air And, so it was, it was really neat. What a perfect set up I. Keep Thinking to myself though since you've never been on a Disney cruise before. Did they kind of give you like a shot list or do? They have ideas for what they wanted or did you have to do research ahead of time to kind of scope bow what the what the scenes we're! GonNa look like. Yes, so that was the most stressful part for me being very much a proper in organizing a planner. Not, being able to scope out venue, or have first hand experience, even without the photography you know with venue was was hard for me. So I did use resources. Just lookie. N- online different blogs of crews weddings. I'm also a big Fan of the Disney wedding podcasts which. Reviews all types of Disney weddings, but she does have crews weddings on their frequently. So I listened to those and the couple they were very laid back, which also helped the process so when we first boarded the ship I. Kind of had ahead of time written down where their room was where the different spots the spa where she would get her hair and makeup done all the spots. I would want photograph. I actually walked through myself that first day on the ship because navigating the ship. As a first timer is extremely confusing in that was a little bit stressful at first, so I kinda did a walk through just to be able to trace my steps the day of the wedding You know you don't have your cell phone. You don't have cell phone service. It's very, it's it's. It's a unique experience in getting getting exposure to the ship. Beforehand is unique as well, but that that helped for sure. I was GONNA say Three Day cruise that I mean that's not much time to explore it in. If you'd had a seven day and maybe you're going to castaway cay on day five. That'd be a much different planning process than your. Your boarding was castaway day, too I assume he s so that. Yeah, that was part of it as well and even just being unsure how I would react on a cruise. Would I be seasick when I? Be You know I had one and a half year old with me? tensions were very high for me. Initially just the unknowns, but I have a very supportive husband. Who knows like do what you need to do. I'll handle our son and. Of course again, it was a once in a lifetime experience for him to So I think he wanted to make sure I was good to go so that this may be an opportunity down the road again. Well speaking of other opportunities we were talking beforehand, and you mentioned that you also got the chance to shoot and engagement session at the Grand Floridian, so not a wedding, but the next best thing I think so, what? What was that experience like? Yes, so that was even before the Disney cruise before that. Probably the year prior I e just having exposure to some of these forums we had a plan. This is before my son was born, so we had a little bit more time flexibility on a trip. Connected, with a couple, who was looking for engagement off photos, they are actually having their wedding at Disneyland and they were going to be in Disneyworld the same week I was. So we arranged their engagement session at the grand flirting, which happens to be one of my favorite locations in just in the middle of that I just stopped and kind of thought I believe that even this is happening something kind of simple and low key like engagement shot, but engagement session, but to be able to. Again combine those passions of mine I never expected that to be an option especially like I said living up in New England. And it just makes it feel like. The options are endless. Something like photography that you don't think would ever really be connected to Disney and it never was meant to be the fact that it could marsh in that direction is really exciting. It's so interesting to me. You always hear about starting side. Hustle like take the skills that you have see what you can offer. I think a lot of times people sell themselves short on what they can do or what their skills are like I am still very amateur in photography I. Don't shoot nearly often enough to really enhance those skills. I say golf in photography both two things that I'm really gonNA have to put in the time and effort to do it, but like some pictures I take. People say that was very well taken and I'm like I i. don't know what, but you know. I think there's so much to be said for taking a passion or something that you have an interest in in really doubling down on it, and seeing how far you can take it, and if it's a side hustle, there's not as much pressure on it. You can just see what happens. Set Goals for yourself in like you did. You were able to accomplish that with a both engagement session in the wedding. Assured there'll be many more events to come. And I think even having confidence in yourself against the unknown so something like a wedding, even something close to home. There's so much that I can't control in those events I. I don't you know necessarily control I'm how the family members may be how the lady may be on how the weather will be, and it's the same for something like a Disney wedding where it felt like the stakes are even higher, but having competence it'd be able to. Think quickly and Just have yourself prepared for the what ifs? You know kind of lesson to that anxiety piece I think. Yeah and I think something that you mentioned earlier to it. Kind of goes with you know that having the confidence in yourself, but you know you said that goal of capturing a Disney wedding and you didn't. Wait for it to happen I. Think it's really inspiring that you put yourself out there. In these different forums you put yourself out there to these different people who could potentially be clients because I think that's something that's very scary. Just taking that first step in putting yourself out there even just finding like normal teaching job that I was doing a couple. Couple of weeks ago, just trying to put myself out, there was super scary, so I think that's something that's really important to remember to when you're scared or even if it's something very unknown, or it's a big goal that it is important to kind of take those steps in just roll with it and have that confidence that it's going to work out. Yeah, in kind of going off that to there, there's a market. For every service basically, so even when you think about photography, there's clients who who are. Very laid back low key low budget, and then there's clients in a market for individuals who have endless budgets who have very high expectations who want a certain look. And then everything in between so. With any creative venture in against specifically with photography, there's a client out there for almost everyone, and so for me being newer. Even to photographing weddings in general but Having no experience photographing on property, there were people who were willing to take a chance on that in so it's just a good reminder that just because there's someone doing something or someone else. You follow doing some Dane. They have their clients. They have their market, but you can have your to. yeah, and and just continue that thought is well I. Think it's it's very. It was a great conversation of kickstarter of you putting out there, and saying just being upfront I'm looking to expand my portfolio. That is what I'm trying to accomplish out of here. Because I think a lot of people will never get to that step because they're going to want. The folio finished without having the first event under their belt. If that makes sense I mean, we do that so often of. This is a you know a guest that we'd like to talk to. Let's make every excuse on why we can't talk to this guest. You know someone big that that we put on a pedestal for. Whatever reason it might be in you. Tell yourself those fallacies that you can't get over the Hump so I think your story is awesome I think so many people can learn something from it with their side hustle. Pushing the limits setting goals, but also. Pursuing those passions and figuring out how you can flex that creative side and figuring out how you can incorporate Disney into what you're doing. I think is such a healthy conversation to have. Yeah absolutely, and you never know who you're gonNA. Meet you never know who you're gonNA come across and especially if you start something. Like for me I never planned to make the side Gig of mine. Anything tied to Disney, but Disney is really a true passion of mine so. As. Time went on realizing where there was an opportunity for that. You know you just never know what can come. We'll learn. This has been such a great first segment. We have trillion to learning more about your experience in the photography, so we'll take a quick break in here message from our partners in the back to play fast fast round. This episode is brought to you by tailwind. Tailwind is a really cool tool that helps you with scheduling your instagram in your pinterest post. We use it pretty much all for instagram and we sit down on Sunday nights and we schedule out what post we want to do throughout the week it takes a lot of the stress and the pressure off of thinking about throughout the week where then we can focus on engaging recording new episodes were time is so valuable. We also love to use tailwinds Hashtag Finder, so they make sure that our post is going to be seen by many people as possible using the. The explore pages and Hashtags of course. If you think that's something that would help you in your project to step up your social media game, you can head to detoured in every land dot. com Ford Slash Tailwind where they're gonNA. 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Canoe and nooks and CRANNIES, world showcase my husband, and I have always taken really long vacation sounded Disney, so epcot just felt like a good place to slow down. So couple follow up questions A. What is your favorite festival at up? For Sure Flower Garden Okay and since you have into the water parks I. I don't even remember the last time I've been a blizzard beach. Do you prefer Typhoon Lagoon or blizzard, beach? I feel like I have to go with typhoon. I like the teaming better being up here in New England any kind of reminder of like snow or winter weather. Is just not something I'm interested in so even though it's even though it's a water park, it's just got that theme. I feel like everybody fixed fin. Acid something about it the better part I. Don't know I guess. So next would be. What is your Disney Bucket List trip? That's hard because I feel like I'm very simplistic with. Disneyworld I I I initially I thought well. You know when you just ask that would i. Go towards Disneyland Paris or Lani, but I really love being down in Florida so I would love to do a club level. Stay at the grand flirty and main building. We've stayed at Grand Floridian and only one time, but it was amazing so I would love to be able to club level. In maybe spend some time at the census SPA in. Do you know some specialty stores and dining and all those off the beaten path things? To get behind them. Yeah, I love that I. think that's a good like you said kind of like a simple dream vacation something. That's very realistic. I can appreciate that. So the next question would be your favorite Disney resort in. It doesn't necessarily have to the state. Will become a goal of staying at every Disney resort I think we're only about halfway there. But I don't works I. There's something about the beach club and crescent lake in that whole area. Be Able to stroll into You know having the lake air at night having the boardwalk. Accessible in being able to walk to a couple of parks I feel like I. Have to say Beach Club but I. Do have to give shout to my original love out of springs. Even though. You know it's gone through some transformations. That's where we used to stay my husband and I for trips in ignited are Disney passion so I I have a place for that in my heart Fisher. Have you been able to stay in the grandest? He Know Tower. So? We were supposed to be going this summer, but unfortunately with the covid nineteen pandemic, our trip has been canceled, but we were booked in the tower, so we will be chasing that dream again is when we're able if you've not. been to Toledo. It's quickly become one of our favorite restaurants so highly recommended if you have not been yet. Es. We even had a reservation there, so we will. We will have to recreate that trip. Yes, I'm GONNA throw in a extra question because it's something you kind of already talked about with the Grand Floridian Bucket List trip. I was having a conversation. Recently. We're debating. What is the best staycationing Disney resort? and. I think beach clubs are good option. Iowa's also came up with wilderness. Lodge to any of those speak to you or another one. I I feel like Wilderness Lodge. Yes, one in even animal kingdom lodge just because it is a little bit further away, It's kind of a slower pace. The cast members at work their. Their cultural representatives are very knowledgeable. They love to speak with you, so we stayed there on our honeymoon and the food is excellent. got the animals almost feel like animal? Kingdom would be a nice option. It's definitely secluded. Feel. It's kind of like Wilderness Lodge a little bit wilderness. You can sort of see the castle. The that's a good choice former. This Nixon, if you could only fast pass one ride for the rest of your life, which one would it be? So I feel like no one else will ever give this answer but I would have to say dinosaur which is in animal kingdom. Park it is my favorite ride on property. I can't necessarily tell you why but I I love it, and I adore it, and because I love it so much I would never want to wait in line for it is possible, so I'm going to say dinosaur. I definitely don't think we've had that one. You'll probably never will. Do. You have like a connection to the movie, or is it just something about that? I don't. It's just the right. I Love I. Feel like it just fully transports you. You know you're in those vehicles you're. You're in the jungles. You know all that scenery. It's exciting it's not to. A huge fan of like space mountain, and all that but I feel like as I get older, you get off that ride in. You're like I don't know how much more I can do. This so something like dinosaur feel like it's exciting and thrilling, but different in. I just think it's. It's very immersive. Can't argue that. Yeah, so next would be which Ryder attraction do you think is due for an exit or refurbishment? First thing that comes to mind is buzz lightyears space ranger spin for refurbishment. I feel like every time i. go on that ride. I'm so excited and then I. Get on it, and I'm like. Why am I so excited about this right? It just feels very rundown and we get stuck on it all the time. It just feels like it doesn't work, and it's a really cool space I feel like they could definitely, and maybe part of it is just comparing it. To Toy story mania, that type of thing but I just feel like it's become so outdated. That one speaks to us for sure I think we have the same conversation every time we ride. His were never very good at it, and we always blame it on the technology and everything else that. Maybe that's just our own little flaw. In other people get galactic hero every single time. Personal issue it might. Have a grudge against it. Because we we were at the Halloween Party and we got stuck on it for like forty minutes, and you don't WanNa waste. Forty minutes of the Halloween Party stuck in Basel Irwin is out running so. I think that's part of my reason into. So next one would be what land or area brings you the most inspiration. So I'm a huge fan of the resorts all of the Disney resorts. We are big resort people. I, love places even like Puerto Orleans where it's very clean, it's. Just loved a little detail, so I feel like the resorts for me are a big draw but I would also again go back to world showcase, just the nooks and crannies, the hidden spots, a culture, the music lading. All of it is themed. So I find that pretty inspiring to. We did realize recently that there are so many places around world showcase that we've never experienced. Even seeing and we've been very ashamed of ourselves, because there's just so much that we haven't done which is stuck in A. And we just do the same thing. Every time we walk around, we get the. Drinks Yup it's so true, but that's definitely a area. You can kind of venture out when you're there. Speaking of food. The next one is what is your favorite snack or go to snack? Original favorite snack, every trip was the whole opinion. Cheddar Pretzel the Stuff Pretzel, and you could find it usually an animal kingdom, and like in Hollywood studios, a few places I think they got rid of it for awhile and then people kind of. Boycotted that they sort of brought it back, I. Think so. That was just a classic thing we always went for. Holding, we ever had that. No, I don't think we have usually just if we get a pretzel usually just get a normal pretzel with cheese dip. Yeah. This one is like awesome, but it is a lot harder to hide I think it's only like one or two locations on property, but it's really good if you come across it. To. Keep our eyes out. Sticking with food. What is your favorite table service and quick service restaurants? So we gosh. We Love Ohana which is a little bit Cliche, but we do love it. It's the one restaurant we've gone to every trip. It was my son's one of his first restaurants we took him to. and. It just feels very transporting and famed in I. Don't know we've always had good experiences with food. But, then my runner-up in sci-fi dining, which is not really for the food, but just getting a beaming when I'm down in Disney Italy to go places that I can't go back home. So for me that being such a unique setting and atmosphere, and you know if you're in the mood for Burgers in that type of thing, that's good. What about Quick Service? I would probably have to say. Tangerine cafe in Morocco pavilion in Epcot. That's on our list. We've never been there. But it's it's on our list. It's very good the only thing that. Can take points away from that is. There's no indoor seating. At that particular restaurant, so it is. Kinda sometimes hard to to want to eat there in the summer or hotter months, but the food is very good. Choices, yeah. Next couple questions are all about Disney. Favorites, the first one is what is your favorite Disney movie? My favorite original Disney movie is just a classic Allison Wonderland. Yes! I feel like that's the I. Limb response we've ever received it might be. Like Dan. Yes, I've loved it since I was a kid, I love the metaphors I love coats. I love the scenery I. Just think it's classic. So how do you feel about the Tim Burton remake? I will not watch it. I feel I. But I can understand I mean it's very different adaptation, yeah! I was like I. I can't even get behind this at all I. Just I got sick with my classic. So next would be. What is your favorite Disney quote either from Walt himself or from any of the movies. You know one of the quotes I really like I don't know. He sings it in the song or in the movie, but in Peter Pan one in lines he says think of the happiest things it's the same as having wings, which I've always really liked because I'm also big into like meditation and I feel like it's almost like a a disney. Spin on that of just. thinking, you can have thoughts. Yes. We're also big Peter. Pan Fans that speaks to speak for. You can't say how you don't like Peter Pan. I do is much well. No one compares to you, but. It's up there. It's a classic again. The final question is it's either really hard winter really easy one to answer, but it's. What is your favorite Disney parks memory. Well we did get engaged in magic kingdom so I think I probably would say that. It was. On our second trip in we adjust eaten at Ohana and I thought. My husband was GonNa Propose Ohana for some reason. and. He didn't and we got on the monorail. Over to the park, I was totally caught off guard in. He got down on one knee in front of a photo. Pass photographer, so it was captured my whole reaction. And we spent the rest of the night. Writings face now in in running through Disneyworld. amazing and It was a huge highly. I love that that speaks to us. We got engaged in magic kingdom to. who was a on Main Street? It was yeah, just like right there in front of the castle. Also we found a photo pass person to. That a little off center, but that's what makes it. Yeah it's it's one of those life events. We we also did our gender reveal actually for our son down, in Disneyworld, which was kind of unique. How'd you do that? Well We. We had a trip the. Kind of a baby moon type thing and we went down and we had made a little facebook group with close family and friends. And we went into the confectionery, and we bought a pink and Blue Cotton Candy. And we had found out what the baby was and we kind of like showed a picture of both to kind of throw everyone off in. You went to one of those little alcoves on the side of Main Street. There in we set up on a table and we had the Blue Candy, is we? We had a son. And we had gotten Mickey ears with his initials embroidered. How those on the table, so he did like a little livestream, and we pan over to the Blue Cotton Candy in the Blue Mickey ears, and that's also how he revealed his initials. Suites! I'm already. Pre planned for years in advance, and we have kids I like the ones where they get the character to hell. Yeah. It'd be there Mickey I know I felt like it was a little over the top anything for an excuse to go down to Disney south. That's the best excess. That is awesome. Thank you so much for answering this question to let us know a little bit more about your. Disney fandom are very last. Question for you is if you have one of guidance that you can give to. Someone is looking to jump into this community or make a contribution to the community. As content creator or on products whatever might be? What would your advice be to that person? Will I would just say to think outside the box you know. Photography isn't connected to Disney in any way especially living up north. But being able to leverage something that is unrelated to something like Disney. As possible, and so it doesn't necessarily be need to be something that you've seen done or something new. You. Know assume you need to do to to connect the passions You can leverage all different types of of hobbies. Yeah I think that's great advice making sure that you are you find something that you're interested in something that you love like autocracy, but also recognizing that there is a way to kind of mix. Those passions need done that so perfectly and I think anyone who's listening. Hopefully they'll find the inspiration. Do the same. Absolutely. Awesome so very last thing if you can remind our listeners where they can connect you with you online. Yeah so I I have my photography instagram and facebook accounts switches more in Han Calgary I love chatting with people who have different types of ideas on. Photography opportunities events. Anything like that I'm always open to try anything so feel free to reach out perfect, so of course we will put the links above those down in our show notes below, so lauren thank you so much for joining us today. We had so much fun learning more about your photography side Hustle and how you inc the incorporated that with Disney. Thank you again. Thank you so much. Thank you for listening to detour to never land, subscribe to the show and leave a review to help. More people find US follow us on Instagram at detour to Neverland Underscore podcast to see are pictures from the parks the Euro Soon

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"And welcome to join me about Lauren Sharpen Steve. We see you a couple of days ago. Lisa and everyone who's your favorite person sake you can you can tell us okay so all my gosh. I think we have to do about Ode. Seventeen shows to catch up with everything that's happening. There's a lot of Disney news spots not just that but we've been doing so much as well and so we're going to go through as much as we can as efficiently as we can. and we're GONNA start with kind kind of a report back from d twenty three and some of the news that's going around and there have been a lot of announcement so. Steve Start do yeah so. D- twenty-three came and went as a ton of news some start you off with Disney Z. Cruise Line and as a cruise line. We knew the fifth ship was on its way. There's actually three new cruise line ships coming so there's already eighty four so they'll be a total of seven with the first one that the name has been announced and this is a name that I think we talked about. Um years ago. Oh well. It's a given it's an obvious name. It does sound great so this is the given name it's going to be called the Disney wish I wonder if they're going to do wishes fireworks off tobacco that that would that would encourage you to to book it. I mean it would encourage me to cruise daily. Honestly I would do it would be easy no no. I don't think you're GONNA get wishes off the back of the ship. Lauren this but Disney would really have to enhance their Internet for me to be able to work from there yeah but it's coming out it will start sailing. Its first sailing is January twenty twenty two little over a two years away and the character. That's on the back of the ship. The stern character character is re puzzle search which I love in the lobby and who's with him her with her. Oh that little green thing pascal wow to go he didn't even look at anything staring me right in the eyes and he came up with that but I know channeling telling you must've been or he was listening to me talk to Brooke earlier because it was saying Oh look and they even have pascale so yeah so repel three-story lobby like on. I believe that's go on the other ships. If I count I think so yeah and even the lobby has that kind of in the artist renditions of the art work you know that has that rapunzel flowing in hair feel to kind of the railings and everything in the lobbies was very cool. I wonder how many passengers ship is going to halt. I don't know but they believe these are slightly larger than the existing Disney ships well. You've got the wonder and the magic that are kind of medium Etiam size and then the large ones are fantasy and dream so this one so are they in between the swans actually slate. I and someone can correct me if I'm wrong but I I remember reading this I can't I don't know if it's this one. I know I believe this. One is slightly larger than the fantasy and then I believe the third one harsher than the fantasy but not by much well wease will look us up report back. I'm looking at it right now. I I kind of knew the new ships will be larger than Nancy Yeah. I was GONNA say other slightly larger wish so but that's okay drawing of the lobby appeals stunning got that hair care I mean what's the vacuuming going on in their stunning. Yeah the carpets. All the hair says sales four ships the smaller twenty seven hundred four thousand passenger fantasy. There's going to be a salon right in the middle. You can get your haircut anywhere in the lobby. What's The new theme the drape it over the balcony free haircuts. You get a discount if you're bald. It's like a stretch. It is like a giant bitty bobby boutique right there okay so the three shafts ties. He's going to get us into a Harry. Situation will be about fourteen thousand tonnes bigger than the fantasy but we'll have the same number of state rooms is which probably means more sweets and and things like that and more public spaces that hair ways a lot valid point so so anyways. That's the I story. We've got about a seven hour show and entail. If we keep going at this race southend get your wine and come along for the ride or your if your the listeners who has frequently requested longer shows for longer commutes. This is your show. Am I supposed to supposed to do the next thing in the resume. We take turns know what's the next step is. Lisa sharpies therapies next suzy the island. I Have Disney nightline new newly announced at the twenty three three conference newly announced it has been longtime in the coming and had leaked additional details in in the months leading up however lighthouse point has officially been announced construction could begin in twenty twenty with completion Asian as late as two thousand twenty two or twenty twenty three this is Disney's new private island unlike castaway cay this. This island is part of another island so it will. There's there's still some some rumors floating about this island that this island May contain some standalone villas those are really nice because it is part of a larger island Disney cruise line could never house anyone a guest overnight on the island because it does not have access to medical services so being part of another island it is a possibility once again this this is entirely rumored that they could be looking at developing this as an as a an overnight or or longer experience so once again rumors so take it take it for what it's worth spreading rumors. I can't help myself I can but the the the brainchild of animal kingdom and Disney's Alani resort none other than Joe Rhody is working on the development of Lighthouse Point There's still a lot of a lot of is to be dotted and a lot of t's to be crossed on this development the way the way that the portion of the island is situated the Disney is developing it is of course at the end of the island and it will not have a direct doc like castaway cay does says there will be appear. There'll be a cruise ship berth just off of the shore but there will be a long pier her to walk down in order to get onto the island so for those who have been to castaway cay you know the cruise ship berth is right there it docs right on the island hop off the ship Bam. You're on the island so it's speculated that the the the peer is going to be as much as a quarter of a mile long so it's not going to be a real quick. Walk down the down appear. It's GonNa take a little bit and he's doing that. 'cause they. have trouble docking sometimes castaway. That's that's part of it but the other part is they. We are really looking at the environmental impact specifically with this island because the the way this island is structured pictured on that on that end of the island they would have to have disturbed a very very large portion of the island in order for this took happened so the other thing. That's kind of neat about this island is that there is a there's like a back bay lagoon on the island on that on that portion on the end so half of the island will be on one half of the lagoon half will be on the other side of the lagoon and this is going to be a much from from my perspective a much higher end development then castaway cay icy castaway Cay. He is like a very rustic type of experience I mean of course there are irregular bathrooms and all that stuff but it's very island nation ask where this is focusing on the art the architecture and the artisans of the Bahamas so it's in a very different approach than than than the themed at nature of Castaway Cay with with the kind of kind kind of ramshackle shack type of of appearance that they went for and executed very well but it's going to be very colorful very vibrant it's it's pulling a lot from the the art and artisans there will be a lot of different structures water play areas. It's going to be a very different experience than castaway Cay. That's that's for certain it will royal Caribbean. Did there Perfect Day island which is a kind of water. Park are villas like the whole next step of this. Oh sure Disney's pulling pieces from there that they like and then I've I remember was was it. Norwegian cruise line on their island was actually doing air conditioned Davila's that you could rent so they've all kind of stepped up the extra the extras that you you can buy and purchase instead of just getting off on their private island so we'll see if that works and disease favor and if they do something like that earthly do more real modern buildings instead of like you were saying like the little bungalows and at the end of this kind of development element campaign for Disney cruise line Disney's fleet will be up to seven ships. You'll be nice so the four that currently exists and then three new ships and the wish we the first one of those new ships very fascinating definitely I I I often wonder whether this will dramatically reduce the overall fair on Disney cruise line because at some point there is a breaking point where the cruise industry is extremely competitive I don't think it's GONNA matter. That's my auction. I think I personally believe it's going to it's going to lower their overall fair. Not Dramatically Gli seasonally especially. I think it I think they will have to do some promotion. In order to to fill seven ships. We may see things like the kids sell free comeback. Yeah that was nice but for like Alaska and for your ports. You can't fill fill the kids once the kid friendly but I don't think I don't think they're gonNA lower. I'll be shocked should double data. The problem is we want. Remember the by the time all seven ships come out. We'll record. We can go back and listen to those shows Jackley then we have to remember how to find it and what shall we made the bat on. We can take but no no betting going to keep it clean. Okay Lauren you next so I'm GonNa take you over to a galaxy. Lexi far far away so Disney announced the name of the new hotel experience in Hollywood studios coming. It's called Star Wars Galactic Star Cruiser and they are. It's going to be a two night minimum. Stay where you're going to be aboard the Halcion and you're going to have your own cabin. The cabin sleep anywhere from two to five people. You're you're going to have onboard dining side excursions to like the spire outpost. You're GONNA have ride. Experiences is you're GONNA check into a terminal and you're actually going to be in a cabin and it's very immersive hotel. I believe there's going to be characters. Here's and all kinds of crazy stuff going on It's basically going to take you to this virtual. Hello Hotel from what I can gather right. Wouldn't you say that that's what it's going to be like your own. Star cruiser right so yeah. It's like steps. Steve till you're looking at these are the prices that yeah that everybody's going with and they're saying saying that you know since this is still months or years away and depending on demand. CETERA that these could go up or down with this gives you an idea so for for one their their pricing at for two night three day. Stay for one is three thousand three hundred dollars or just over one thousand dollars per person on per day so the like she said like Lawrence said they do sleep up the five so if you maxed out a cabin with five you would get a relatively cheaper price on the cabin which would be seven thousand two hundred dollars or about a thousand four forty per person. Dan or inviting your friends. Your per person per day on that is four hundred eighty so now the cabins come in two different sizes so that's the smaller regular cabin and then there's a larger kind of captains quarter cabin at prices. There's no rumored rumored prices on the larger cabins yet. There's thirty two regulars of the cabins and then the larger her first class cabins. I believe there's two on each level so that's what exc smell that were room ten seconds of it opening six. Oh it's like about sixty gate kotal rooms on the thing so we'll see the cool thing is each cabin has a view of the galaxy and it's like virtual. It's changing and you're seeing different things when you go from place to place which I think is kind of cool. We'll it'll be interesting yeah if you sometimes you get motion sickness just like on the cruise ship so I would pick a lower level middle if it was museum here Dork the not. I want to be the captain so you know you gotta think it's since it's a three day two night experience you know think of this is a three day cruise rate day to day experience tonight today experience. It is not possible. That's what it said. They're kicking you out pretty quickly yeah so it's two day to night. I mean you arrive one. One night you arrive on the first and then you get the second and the third and you check out the third day so you're you're getting kicked out first thing in the morning and say yeah but I don't take Melinda. You're not GonNa get a full day experience so they're not calling it a three day. They're calling it a two night to day. I'd I definitely read that somewhere. I could be crazy though that maybe the whole reset takes longer and they need to kick you out earlier. Maybe it's nine o'clock checkout. I'm sure that's on the Disney cruise. I take you off at like eight. Am Yeah and I'm sure they can pick and choose how they want to do that. I think it's a lot easier when they specify on Monday. Nights like on a cruise instead to the same how many days a- fusing okay my turn your you're up. I'm up so there is going to be another hotel slash. Dav See coming. This is going to be reflections. The Disney Lakeside Lodge it will be positioned between Fort Wilderness and the Wilderness Lodge so one can probably safely assume that it will be on a boat line to the magic kingdom and it's going to be more of of a Classic Hotel Lodge. It'll have some frame buildings and then some treehouse sweets and then there's going to be by you where they're going to have you ready for Princess and the frog table service experience down on the Value Yup. Don't get me started. It'll happen dig deeper. No then so that's GonNa be should be ready in twenty twenty two and it'll it'll have views of Bay Lake. It'll be right on that that by you like felt though created by are you and wonder if it'll be a blue by you only if it passes you really fast so new hotel coming twenty twenty two lots of stuff in twenty twenty two. Well Not Success Twenty twenty one yeah yeah. It's just not gonNA stop all right who is next Steve. Okay okay so we talked about this a little before but there's a couple of little new pieces so epcot the eliminations going away. We saw the shirts. Lauren modeled them. I think there's probably one on the mouse uh-huh yes. There's the epcot eliminations going away shirts and other merchandise which will be going away with epcot cut the end of this month in September or the beginning of October first for Epcot forever which is GonNa last how long getting louder order along as uppercut forever. GonNa last Lisa forever to to you. Lauren wins all right fine just so up cut forever will last a couple of years as what we're hearing and then harmoney US capital on the US. I'm excited for that. Not It has so khammone her mony us will be the final replacement after epcot forever although last forever yeah although it is interesting name with potentials of budget cuts and things like that the epcot forever could last a little longer than intended like other. Disney thanks but we will see but `harmonious is going to have like custom. Led panels which would be nice because I'm we'll see how those do versus the water screens and there's going to be your fountains in your lasers pyrotechnics and all of that kind of stuff as well so that'll be the new show a couple years but uptight forever October first. I starts with just a little spark from the music. I remember when I heard it a while. It's been a long time now and there's going to be kites and Jet Skis and all kinds of unique things for the first show so I'm excited. It'll be cool. It's about time so so both shows both a celebration of the music of Disney yes which is nice for the forever. Probably now I okay I have to interrupt just a minute here and the reason why is because I think all of these announcements announcements fantastic but epcot is drifting further and further away from what it initially was. I'm just I'm I'm just not out there yeah yeah. I don't think with all this new stuff coming. It could drift any further from an here's the thing it does need an overhaul it. Does I mean gene or does it needs an overhaul. You know the countries to me. I love the to me. There's something wrong there but future world definitely needs a little enhancing so I get it and I get the need to put the characters in so the kids relate to it and want to go to the park. I get it but I feel like it's so much change all at once and it's not like they were going to do this project now and then two years later. We're going to announce this project. It's like we're GONNA do these fifty changes in the next three years. You know it's like it's a lot of overhaul in a very short amount of time and I believe they re. They realize the in recent years the biggest revenue source for Kat has been the festival's. Oh one hundred percent there was is not they're getting a huge festival center for it now exactly sad story whose stories the vessels do we wanna wait. Lauren Lisa the down somewhere. It sounds so the ways chance we could. We say we we away. move it up or we. We can circle back later. We'll circle back like to do all right yeah when you get to their all. I'll give you my two cents on epcot we do. We have the the story that has the nate the lands that the broken into now yeah. That's the part of the stories are cool all right so I won't. I WON'T JUMP ON OAK DOC so sharpie SARPI is up and we are headed over to cherry tree. Lane got to have a visit with with the lady herself Ms Canary poppins so this is the first Mary poppins attraction into the UK pavilion at Epcot. Most details have not been announced the the rumors rumors that are circulating the interwebs range all the way from a jolly holiday themed Carousel L. Too dark ride I would go with the carousel so the the the the other element of this rumor not and by rumor. I say the type of attraction is that you're not going to find the the original Julie Andrews Mary poppins it's going to be the new updated one correct data Julie Andrews from what all sources gather would never agree to be represented represented in likeness in the park of course Disney has full control over the character of Mary poppins but not the likeness of Julie Andrews herself so that explains why there's never been Mary poppins attraction featuring the original that make accents and it also makes sense the timing and release wait wait. Wait wait wait. What about great movie ride. That was her likeness. Yes ask but that wasn't that wasn't a full attraction though that that was like a little feature the yeah like like a a drive by so so yeah yes she she she had I would say Mary. poppins had a cameo in the great movie ride. I wouldn't not much more than that because it wasn't even like. It was just her so yeah yeah anyway thank you for that. I think I am as well and she super-popular Taylor. This is the first time I'm more excited for a carousel than I am for a dark ride I could I could handle the kids riding a carousel but I think they're going to do a carousel because they wanna draw the parents parents into the food areas. Go ride that again. Yep Billy. You'll read that again and we're going to be in France having a grandma slushy leaner games. Do you think we can make it to China in time. I think that YEP exactly. How long does that wait thirty minutes. We got this take the Chunnel to France when you're done riding you really should do that and was like Harry Potter to take tunnel the next ticket to take the channel is will we see or hear from Admiral Boom. I think that feature sure needs to be in the land because he was featured in the new movie so that it could very easily happen. Live leave admiral boom and Mr Benegal need to need to make an appearance in funny at a very timely appearance as it were that would you over quite well and and I think something that that the Disney parks are missing a I have to take it back. Magic Kingdom has the Clock Tower at Pinocchio Village House. I think Epcot needs. I think Epcot needs needs admiral boom to funny twice a day eight. Am and six PM to funny can't okay surfaced not allowed to submit anymore. Suggestions of one Disney doesn't take US seriously no. There's many other reasons. Why but you know we'll go with that one. I think it needs to happen. You have your dream right. You can dream I think I think it would be such a cool feature of the land. It's such a recognizable sequence from the movie every day eight. Am Six PM so the question here is with all these new attractions coming to world showcase will world showcase continue to open at eleven am every day well. I think if they put some more ticket rights in there it's GonNa have to if you're going to have ratatouille frozen and that Mary poppins ride I would say eventually. They're going to have to just open that area early. Yeah that's a good good question right yeah because they used to open at the same time and then epcot was down yeah and then it went down and that was like all right. Let's just open this park in stages but now the rebirth of up. I could see like you're saying trippy. I'd bet they open at the third time. Crowds are back the really cool thing in making the announcement Bob Traffic Brought Dick Van Dyke to the stage and Dick Van Dyke received the Longest Standing Ovation d twenty three free this year so I think that's very telling as to how iconic is is an all he is and I am so glad so glad that he appeared in the new movie because he did such an amazing job. Yeah agreed tool. He's I'm less. I think I think Jolly holiday care. That would be a lot of fun. That would be fun. Yeah I do too even more fun would be the magic took ooh the Queen. Mary poppins on this trip saying Fu sir. No comment accents sauntered through the parks with his parasol was so hot. Yes yes liberal opening. It was the only one I know legit made fun of listenclear asked him sufficiently even with the I feel like that's not gonNA end. I'M NOT GONNA lie the razzing or the opening my umbrella when I walk through the olfactory all facts that was my best. Take away from this last trip but anyway it was hot really hot all right okay WHO's up. Lauren the lords of me. Didn't we already hear from you. All Yes our second round two stories here. We we go again boy. Am I already that exhausting. I'm just tired. We're not even halfway done. Oh yeah we got a ways to go where this is an all nighter in Africa were backing up caught again world nature which is one of the new uh-huh sections of future world which I don't even know if it's going to be future world anymore is going to include a journey of water inspired by Mwana It's an interactive magical living water setting so it's going to be like a walk through experience experience with different kinds of waters and it kind of sounds like an advanced splash pad to me. I don't know what do you guys think I think that's I think that's what they're going for. It's GonNa be in between the Land Pavilion and sees with Nemo. I believe that's kind of the way it reads in the description. the trail is. GonNa lead towards sees was Nemo Pavilion It's GonNa have number of water features and be child-friendly experienced so that kind of makes makes me feel like it's the splash zone. It looks pretty. It looks yeah. It looks pretty. I don't really know how necessary it is. I feel like it's just going to be you know. It's going to be good for when it's hot out. Probably it's probably gonNA give a little bit more shade in Epcot which is Nice 'cause looks like they're gonNA put in a lot of trees and vegetation so getting rid of the whole COMMUNICORP buildings so I guess I think it starts somewhere around there and goes over backwards. There is a intimate I always have trouble remembering innoventions the east and West. It's one of those still went on the bright flip right hand side lately completely different 'cause they're going to do unleashed. They'RE GONNA move starbucks back further right. Yes yeah so I mean I think it's GonNa be pretty you know with Disney. You can never get a picture in your head of what they're looking to do. I I go back to this all the time but the hub in magic kingdom we were all like Oh. They're going to ruin. It's it's beautiful. It's beautiful. It gives so much more space to watch the fireworks mm-hmm in the end. I think it was it was great to move traffic through the you know an we're all like Oh. It's GonNa ruin it but in the end Disney's vision is always greater than what we really realized so the fake grass is actually one of my favorites now me to love sitting on the grass with a plaza. Ask can ice cream. It's all over epcot now too and it said some of the hotels to ended up cod. We were sitting there on the grass and the people who were I was like yeah. This grass is much nicer now that it's fake and the people are like this is fake and I'm like yeah. It's fake grass so it looks so nice. I really hate to say perfect. It looks so perfect but with that many people would never that perfect so yes. I'll be all muddy and grow. It'd be money an awful so it looks excellent anyways all right. Sorry who's up ooh I am. I'm going to throw in there that one of my neighbors in her backyard charge. She has a fake crash this astor pretty cool all right so mine is what's my next one. Oh we were going windows phones we he he he so we're going to sing along okay. I've got a drop that because it's really not right there will be a beauty and the beast sing along coming to the France Pavilion and I'm excited because they have great skills. They've been teasing this for two years now they have but they're going to keep easing telecomms out but it's not replacing imprint impressions difference. not quite sure which songs thanks. They're GONNA use because they're going to supposedly Don Hahn is the producer or the the animated live action films and this particular sing along is going to be created by him as well so I don't know which way he's going to go with this or maybe mix and it comes out soon right let's see. I think it's our twenty five hundred is going to be soon beginning of the year so now we have a beauty and the beast in three of the four parks. We've got this one. In Epcot Magic had AH close. I don't think the overlap them union the beast forever popular. I hope CNN do jokes and the wise cracks like they do with frozen. Yeah I hope they spent half air conditioned but that would be a big hitter. That's a huge addition and I don't know how they're gonNa do that or on then. There's there's also the Ratu. Ramiz gratitude is opening next right in France. France has taken off rush and a new restaurant. Did you see that very really uh-huh so we don't have that little stand anymore. We'll have it says a new restaurant though so maybe a lot of sweet and savory options. I'm wondering if they're making the GELATO and all that all one spot and making it bigger. Maybe like a little French courtyard but they're calling it. A restaurant will the building that they're building for the new attraction. Maybe has all that Milton House. Ah with every all three of those things would be awesome beauty and the beast has to be there sooner because that's not opening until summer and beauty and the beast is opening in January but I would imagine it's a lot easier to put together a long and just about anything very cool okay Steve. You're so you know it's been a long time since Canada's gotten anything new and the Oh Canada film was Martin Short Yeah. He's going away. At least I think he's ever watched that. Oh you gotta go watch it now. You'RE GONNA be able to see it because it's the astle whole whatever apple orchard was funny. The Apple Orchard is a better use of space. You never saw revenue generating so I like that. The Oh Canada film is going to be Canada far and wide since it's so much larger than it was when Martin shorts at his film so now now it's the it's in circle vision three sixty and is coming out as well in January of twenty twenty not to be outdone by France and it'll be over there in the Canada pavilion right now. We're the appleseed orchard is for the Food and wine festival that we were a couple of days ago it. We want to say anything about that. It's air conditioned and it was it was nice. It's the rain was one of the few new new areas so you just go in the circle vision three sixty from the exit and they're serving Wyan flights on the left and an cider flights on the right and you can get a cheese board on the left and you can get popcorn and a plastic apple on the right apple flavored with a plastic apple. I don't know it's just it looks cute but then you're like what do I do with us later that yeah but it was really nice and there was a the lean rails leaning and putting food on. I loved that actually the little space to kind of eat. It was nice and those were probably there anyway. They probably just put the boards in the middle. I I think it was a great use of space film January. I was hoping that they would have like kids cider but all their ciders heard yeah the wine flight was good okay Sharpie and we had to another land and talk about another film and so they have announced a new film that is coming to the China Pavilion on this trip. I made sure to go see the current film in China. Philly and I've seen it before. It is is also one of the circle vision three sixty films however if you recall I having watched either the one in Canada or the one in China. Each screen was a separate separate screen this new technology that is rolling out as part of the new film in China is going to be a seamless circle vision show okay so it's the first first to be filmed in this type so pretty awesome Disney imagine. You're Tom Fitzgerald as one that made the announcement and that they're working on this for the China Pavilion at Epcot and really when you when you when you examine film that's currently in place I am. I am quite sure. China has changed especially urban. China has changed quite dramatically since you know the opening about caught because I to be affair. The film has I believe it has been updated once since the opening of Epcot but not not too much so I and I think the the thing that I am really really not going to miss most as I've mentioned many times with UH Soren before they upgraded its projection action system is moving away from actual film projectors because the digital technology of course is going to be far more far more lifelike lifelike and far more immersive than seeing hairs and lint roll across the screen as the gets static it clung to film so yeah anyway they're gonNA be sharing more about it as it continues to develop because it is currently working on currently working on the storing line and beginning to plan for the filming pretty exciting new films films updating world showcase all right wing along Lauren. You're up again okay so next up is back in Epcot again. That seems fewer a lot of the changes are coming. is the play pavilion and that's GONNA in Opening Time for the Fiftieth Anniversary Disneyworld so October twenty twenty one and it's going to be an interactive metropolis so where you can an discover a city that's got games activities and experiences and you're gonna be able to connect with characters and the characters It looks really interesting. It's actually we're GONNA take over the wonders of Life Pavilion which is now the festival center and looks looks interesting. I mean I I don't off a whole. Pavilion is needed for that but I'm sure it's going to be super interactive in pretty close so the new house for all the character and action meet-and-greet see you think since we're getting rid of that innoventions where it could be it could be going to house. Most of the character meeting grits there. Ask The play is the extra yeah. It's interesting. Steve Get ready because mine's quick all right so mine is simply referring to the proposed space to twenty restaurants. this is simply to confirm that will indeed the name and there are some artist renderings or concept art out on the Internet so if you WANNA take a peek at it. You can looks very it's pretty out there yeah. I'm kind of excited for that one. I'M NOT GONNA lie. It'd be cool aw yeah. It looks like it's going to be big too. Yeah Dave all right so guardians of the Galaxy Goodbye Ellen's energy adventure said nobody but guardians of the galaxy cosmic rewind. It's the coaster that you've seen over there where the Ellen's Energy Adventure Venture Pavilion needs to be and you could see when they were building it that it looked like it was gonNA launch at a really steep incline into from the queue a building into the new structure. It's huge masses huge but even better for the thrill seekers it's GonNa launch backwards those going to be the first reverse launch into space coaster and it is a family the friendly attraction I mean it's supposed to be a family so that means. It's that's what it says little kid friendly. I would assume not being a half inches. I bet it's a higher than that but I don't think it's I think it's definitely GonNa be like rock and roller coaster roaster. Ask then. It can't be family friendly. I don't know if it's going to have any inversions yeah yeah. I don't think it'll go upside down. I bet you. It's a forty incher. We'll see a and the cool thing is that the coaster on the track itself instead of just going forwards it can rotate left Reich similar to like the Omni mover and on mansion and you know how it faces you where you WanNa see the story so if the action is on the left when you're zooming by ICAN tilt the closer to the left and you could see it over to the right so we'll see see how that plays into it or evidently hundred percent backwards when you launch. I'm not a fan of the of the backwards launch. It makes me nauseous so if I can get through the backwards launch. I think I might be all right so we'll see how it does but yeah. That'll be fun. That's going to be the I think that's going to be the big E ticket ride that Epcot still has not had until that opens which which also takes it away I think from the original epcot you know idea hi deal of epcot of just making it another park with more attractions but and rides versus the entertainment that I thought sounded cool but once you saw the right wants you were like okay. I don't have to do that again so I think that's why that Kinda failed. I mean I loved motion. World of Motion Awesome Fun Horizons Really Cool once or twice I mean they're all really cool but then you're like okay what Allen Ellen's energy adventure and then they just they're too expensive to update saw yeah well that one was a good nap pride. Gosh the other I am. I'm going to slide this in their little tiny sliver of news in there and specifically thinking about Epcot is the release of the new half day tickets. Yeah no the COD after four pass right zone. I I heard some people were actually after two right soon or is it. How totally off so it's afternoon valid afternoon they are offering take a two day ticket a three taken a four day ticket so eighty dollars eighty four dollars or seventy nine dollars a day plus tax of course so yeah two day ticket for one hundred seventy six dollars. I as as we as we chatted earlier before the before the show on on online is we. Have we have clients who don't like to get up in the morning so those per per price for pricewise. It does save you some money. However if you can get into the park but it does limit you yeah if you could get into the park when it opened and wake and get up you get so much more more done because the crowds are light because everyone else shows up at eleven or noon anyways and then you can get out of there when everybody else is coming in and go or or get some lunch or something or get out of the heat or go back to the hotel and come back later you're kind of showing up when the largest crowds show up at the the high the the heat of the day when it first starts getting really hot so it seems to me that that that that there's definitely a market for this? Oh Yeah business travelers and stuff there. There's definitely a market for people who want to spend who can only spend a half day in the park or for families who just are honestly if they want if they want you experienced Disney Disney needed something to lure them in at a lower price point and this is it yeah because you always have the best intentions of getting up early and getting in there and then you know you've got kids and everybody slipped and then you gotta get the bus and then you get there at eleven or noon so you might as well just get there at noon but anyway c. Sorry sorry to interrupt we'd have we'd have that on our on our roster. I remember that I don't even know where to pick it up from here. Sorry Okay so technically. We're on sharpy again so I'M GONNA. I'm GonNa Toss Lauren for just a second and what I want to do is introduce us to the new lands of Epcot. I'll pick it up and talk about some of the features of the different lands but Doo Doo they're moving away from from future world and in world showcase right and they're putting in now. I know some of them no one. Are you guys hearing me. Yeah okay okay. I didn't know so there's now now before land and you're still GONNA have world showcase but the future world side is going to break up and just three lands within it. You're going to have the world discovery which is going to be your test track and mission space in that side and the new guardians of the galaxy arrived and then you're GonNa have have your world celebration which is that whole area looks like it's going to be completely transformed which species bursts and the where the Fountain fountains were and all that area and then you're GonNa have the world of nature was just going to be living season the land and the journey to imagine areas so I think it's interesting. I I kind of like the concept of where they're going with it. I'm a little sad about the the fountains but I'm sure it'll be beautiful yeah so so this entire redevelopment of Epcot of course right now is actually starting with the Entry Plaza so all of the the monoliths have been removed from the Entry Plaza They are reverting the the fountain in front of Spaceship Earth back to its origins discovery world celebration world nature and world showcase risk what what used to be future world in having the the different pavilions on the left and the different provisions on the right all all of that is being transformed into the neighborhood concept so the whole concept of world celebration alliteration is the idea of storytelling and how storytelling has united people throughout generations we we passed down from generation to generation from culture to culture and all of that is shared as part of of one one world or one one celebration of humanity so on top of that spaceship Earth is being reimagined. Agen and the the reimagining of spaceship Earth. We'll of course have some changes to existing scenes but a lot of the changes that are happening. will be on the downslope of the attraction where it currently goes through where where you see the world up in the top of the sphere and then you go through the whole sequence on touch screens in your your vehicle all of that is is going to be updated to the continuation of the story of mankind and storytelling pulling at its very heart of what it is and y story is important because if you really look everything that Disney he does is based around storytelling Disney imagineering Disney Animation Disney Pictures Shire's Disney films. It's all about telling a story. Nothing Disney does is without a beginning middle end and always getting that backstory of what exactly is that experience so the other big new element that is coming. Ming is is quite bold architecturally and it is pretty exciting. it's a new pavilion that is going to be further down the path from spaceship earth toward world showcase and what this is going to be a three level structure. It's going to be a an architectural gem full full on modern design. Zayn is going to feature plaza level a Middle Expo level and then a park in the sky which of course the speculate that will offer wonderful dessert parties for night time experience on top of the park on the third level because that's on the epcot right now does not have it is kind of a a secluded venue for those for dessert parties so this is going to become like a party in the sky outdoor venue for for small gathering type of live live music experience. I'm pretty excited about it. I think it's not only is it going to look cool and add like a different element to the park but I think it's also something that caught has kind of needed for a long time which is a dedicated festival center and soon alleged uh stories but the tenth of they have back there yeah the It's been there forever World Gate Uh Not World Gateway I know what you're talking about a yeah. I I can't remember. I can't remember exactly what they call it but but yeah so like I said the the new entry plaza. It's a re-imagined fountain new pathways. I'm really open green spaces but then there's also dreamers point as you exit spaceship Earth. There's going to be a whole new area area that will feature a statue of Walt Disney. Co doesn't have and I think it's the the the rendering of it I think is really cool. 'cause it just features in a seated position looking out on on what what. Epcot is which is which is not exactly what what will envision for it. Yeah I. I have the feeling it's it's it makes me sad because it's definitely not his his vision right. It's nowhere near it room missing what he envisioned for APP but it's going to be filled with Disney magic and surprises so all all sorts of different interactive elements events but there's also going to be a wishing tree in an enchanted forest and a story fountain that celebrates the power and music of iconic Disney storytelling and doing what I'm GonNa wish for wishes no wish for work. Yeah we joked. DTA is the travel agent portal that we have to access to a book and service client reservations at sometimes it you know just time sometimes sometimes dates that ended. Y just doesn't work very well. Ah I like like Lauren said earlier this this is also going to be Kinda gateway over to to to nature chur world so and then the pathway into that is going to be the Moana Moana attraction the story of water the backside of water over at Magic Kingdom so you might as well have the story of water over at Epcot true like you're all washed up sharpie boy. Oh Boy oh boy what's also going to be new film in the Land Pavilion and as going to be awesome planet so it's going to feature the just the the beautiful views and diversity and the story surrounding this this one plan that we share and of course that's debut in pretty soon so that's GonNa be January twenty twenty they're going to have to give the the year Delhi folks the boot because that's who's currently occupying what was was the circle of life theater now going to be awesome planet. I don't know so sharpie. I'm glad Ed because we talked about this a little earlier in the show that you know instead of doing it kind of piecemeal. I guess by doing all at once they have this kind of whole themed idea although they they've basically just taken what's there and named it into a you know because on on the right is the land pavilion the pavilion so that's nature's let's call that nature and then on the left is futuristic things so let's name that something that has to do with the future and then we'll make the beginning the journey of mankind because that's what's bishop their earth does and that's where the we'll have a festival area so it kind of just named aimed at would already is without as opposed to where it was specific symbols for energy and imagination and things like that before on but that does give them some direction. I guess and when they go and place new things into those different neighborhoods so we'll see so it's it's coming together but definitely a a theme park. I think more than a experimental community of tomorrow but but that's the way it's kind of lead it just never made any money or worked as a world's fair as it was like a permanent world's fair but then it didn't change enough to make make it interesting so the rides will bring the people ask Okay so next. It's kind of Steve. We're going to have to work together on this. One because mine is just a little tiny purse of yours overall overall okay so I'll introduce it or mine. I have just had I just have the adventures peace building. Yes vendors yeah but I only have a vendor's headquarters which is going to simply be you know they're gonNa have a big attraction and ticket attraction and the avengers headquarters orders is going to be featured as the entrance to the attraction and that is expected to come out in twenty twenty in Disney California adventure which is an Anaheim California. I thought I read that was coming out summer right. I didn't catch a season. I thought I read Twenty Twenty Summer Twenty Twenty for I'll take you on adventures so as part of that that there's a ride through attraction which is going to have spider man as the main character and I've got this is opening at the adventures campus says it's beginning in twenty twenty at Disney California Adventure and then later at Disneyland Paris Chris. If you've ever had over there will you'll have something new to do there as well and I can tell I've never seen one of these movies because there's going to also be a test kitchen the P. Ym that him. I am anybody who seen because I'm ready Zina but I don't know it's. MP Why Penn Particle Test Kitchen just says ant man oh man yet so it was pronounced working my way through them so so certain amounts of technologies is going to have a way to grow and shrink food that could be useful in their test kitchen over there. Disneyland will do wonder that if it's a spiderman attraction coming how's that going to work with the Marvel break-up Spiderman it is he's no longer part of correct but MTA sculpture Opie thanks so was with Sony yeah the whole negotiation with Sony fell apart. I still think that's GonNa work itself out now. I I have to agree because there's no I everybody stands to lose a correct and frankly I think dizzy stands to lose most right especially with an attraction coming to their park next summer correct not take yeah exactly yeah and the crazy thing is is on. We've talked about this time and time again on the show but but Disney now owns more of universal's cels parks than universal yes the APP exactly never thought we'd see Marge Simpson the the Disney princess but there is an Burgers at the stretch bob come on at them above burgers this family guy so much that has even tapped. I'm so excited all right so anyways and then they'll have bug marvel meet and greet so ant man. Wasp and others probably the one of their now two will move into that area. Let's see sharpie again. He seemed to be right on target with this when Lisa my oh my Gosh I can't I can't he's so there. There was a four legged four legged friend. WHO's not a Disney character. Her introduced at twenty three conference this year and that is Bullseye. The target dog so target is now in partnership with Disney. I and I personally believe that. This is an extremely strategic strategic partnership. October is going to see the introduction of sixty five in the retail industry what's known as a shop shop in shop so a Disney store within a target stores so shop within a shop so in just in time for the holidays there will be sixty five of these twenty twenty five or going to be opening by opening in October and then the remainder will be opening in in the in the following h twelve month time span but twenty five over these will be available for the holidays this year so traditional brick and mortar retailing is is suffering by all accounts. I mean we've seen more companies out of business. Filed for bankruptcy people are buying more and more from their mobile devices from the home computers and I mean this has been happening since since the mid mid to thousands it to two thousand fourteen thousand five the the threat to brick and mortar retail was beginning even even as far as back then so where traditional brick and mortar retailing has has really struggled is attracting millennials in to shop there isn't a brand that more personifies certifies millennials and younger then Disney so from from the from the mid nineteen eighty s until now we've experienced the Disney decade. We've experienced the pixar revolution. I mean there have been a lot of characters jurors in the lives of everyone right now who's over the age of twenty five so when you really start looking at. WHO's shopping the millennials with having kids the demand for Disney products is high. Hi we've Seen Disney partner with Pandora Jewelry Company not not the planet you can go there to dooney burke coach Leroux Alix Noni. I mean all of these higher end brands that are just exploding in terms of the retail potential either in the park outside the park for people to get access to their favorite Disney characters for longtime Disney didn't do too much of this this high end strategic partnership with with other retail establishments there are current shop in shop experiences in in some JC penney stores but I believe that the Disney Disney also realizes that JC Penney is somewhat stranded on a deserted island at this point in time no offence to anyone associated with JC penny brand but they have struggled to keep their head above water and to re attract a customer base that was that was that was lost through through for some some very difficult corporate decisions to put it politely but anyway this strategic partnership with target is going to be big and also as part of that it was also announced that there is a target store coming to the the somewhat onsite somewhat offsite Flamingo Crossing Development the Disney owns which is just immediately adjacent to who to what we would consider Disney property it is not inside the gates. I'm doing air quotes as it were but it is it is still it is still Disney. The property a lot of retail development happening Flamingo crossing it is meant to be moderate to lower priced access to retail so everything. Disney springs is super over the top high end retail high price tag. The development of Flamingo Crossing crossing is somewhat for the the more budget conscious shopper with more recognizable and and more consumer accessible brands like target pretty exciting that that Disney has it has kinda reached outside their normal sphere and in our developing this flashy concept of of the Disney store within a target cricket store so for those of you who have starbucks in your target you will now have to places to spend money inside inside a target store Sir box and Disney in addition to the money that we all spend target because you know you don't go to target not to buy something yeah. They're redoing goes to target to look our target sharpie. They redid and I think they're still redoing it. you know they've. I've got giant tents outside where they're working on it at night the redoing like the whole store and they're putting up a law allow these pop ups in there so there's like a it's it's it might be an art of shaving or something like that. That was in there. When I went under that was done there was that Magnolia whatever with the shift in what's surname do the Joanna do the home yeah so they have Magnolia section but there are basically they take three three to four isles that would normally be there and they theme them. They're more like just a nicer display. They're they're a little no more than a nicer display. There's not like somebody manning them. Selling that product they they're like a mega display of that product as opposed to discern shelves and shelves of Random Toys shopping experience yeah so they categorizing all the Disney stuff into one area and making it look nice in three to four four and then they get their own little custom kind of display section and it makes it look nicer and they so they're dressing it up and then the rest of the target is the same but you knows cleaned up but it's aisles of whatever but they're definitely putting in these little pop up areas that make it feel more special rete ooh okay so I'm kind of excited about this one because this one's about Cirque du Soleil and Disney Springs. I'm a huge fan of that show it did definitely get a little old dated after a while so I was really really glad that Disney was redoing it and the one that's coming. That's going to be opening up on the world. Premiere will be April. Seventeenth previews reviews are going to begin March twenty twenty twenty and it's going to be a Cirque du Soleil show that combines Disney storytelling and the heart of the artistry artistry of Cirque and I think it's probably going to be something that's going to be characters and beautiful and and capture both hearts of both pieces pickus. Tickets are on sale now so we can actually get your tickets. I guess guess tickets are on sale and preview preview start March twentieth so super excited about that and it looks like they're actually remodeling some of the outside of it because we were just by there the other day it's so they're prepped and looks cool all right so you guys ready for some high energy. I Guess News One more. That's more well. There's yeah there's lots more but we're only doing all right okay so this is our final story so magic happens is a new high energy parade coming to Disneyland Park. Out in Anaheim again. Dan had not California. It's GonNa go down Main Street. USA and it's scheduled to debut spring twenty twenty actually figured out the season and it will feature such I lighted floats as Moana and she's in her her boat or new or an He's got her waves Coco. Is there as well with the marigold bridge. That's going to be another float. It got sleeping beauty with the air we got mothers and it wouldn't be a a true. Disney parade great. It didn't have Mickey and his pals so they're going to be there as well so it's going to be coming spring twenty twenty two main street. USA in Disneyland Park in California's so now they have the electric light parade. They have my favorite parade and tonight tonight and now they have this one. Where are they housing all these floats and why can't they just give us paint tonight. Ah Yeah we Disney is the paint night is on its way. Hey Disney. Give us US paint the night at Disneyworld you. We need a nighttime parade east and I actually think it would do better in world because it's it's a little bit bigger like I think they struggle move. I think that's why that parades on and off all the time to the incredible. It's too but it's off again amy to give us that prayed. Send it to the East Coast. You can't have all these parade floats. We won't let Thanos get near it. Exactly that doesn't guys. We're done one today. A lot of a lot of news okay coach. We're going to go ahead and show I'd like to think Pixie vacations for sponsoring the podcast you can send your comments and questions to US comments at Nas jet dot net and go ahead and check issue. You're gonNA find more of our shows over there. Thanks so much you're listening. Please join us again next on most

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Episode #143 - A Travel Challenge: A Disney Cruise & Walt Disney World Resort Vacation For Under $10,000?

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Episode #143 - A Travel Challenge: A Disney Cruise & Walt Disney World Resort Vacation For Under $10,000?

"Episode one forty three the cruise dudes podcast the common explore with us the exciting world of cruise ship vacations journey as we said of course the finest share with you. The best and finest deck cruising has to offer we are your host tommy allison and scott andrews the cruise dudes it. You got your passport and cruise card ready. Welcome aboard or to our show well. Hello everyone welcome to episode one forty three of the cruise podcast. Hello there scott chami. So did you like not look good so hugh i am because he knew i am the terror that flaps in the night. You are dark wing duck. Yes and my cup away yeah. That's jeremy's cup actually myself. This isn't the air wing air wing adventure. No no ear vengeance is not eared vendors no no this is the crew's dude spot gas. It's not i can't talk like no no. You're not talking like donald duck on this show so this past yeah. This is a disney fused show. Oh it is so i'm on track your on-track okay. That's all right okay because we have an interview with erica uh-huh and she has so much travel is a travel provider and sh. We gave her a travel challenge yes we did. We gave her a travel challenge and let's see if she's going to be able to step up to the cruise. Dude jowitt crews dues challenge and that's about having and it's it's what the challenges colleges is having a disney vacation at the walt disney world resort. Anna crews on top of that on what ship on a cruise disney cruise russia at disney so everything is pure. You're dizzy so we're gonna. You're gonna have a this is going to be an excellent show excellent interview. You're gonna love what we're talking talking about here. We have cruise news. Oh yeah we have to cover. We have to cover that. We have to take biking so let's get the show going. Okay let us go all right to be here who it is it. I'm glad i'm not in florida while it's sunday morning here. We're going to be taught. We i wanna talk about daury the hurricane we're yeah we're gonna be talking about avoiding dorien. Yes did you hear the words. Did you hear this dorian. Avoiding dorian like say dory fights or boy. No you don't wanna find dory dory on this one. Yeah this story avoiding dory avoid. What a show voiding dorian yes but did you hear this morning when i was coming over yes dorian is now at a category five traffic i five and yesterday you're doing the you had to update the notes because it's changing. Yes changing a lot and everybody has to realize hurricanes change their minds. It's mother mother nature but now they're saying it's not it. They have one path that it might hit orlando the other they call it. Spaghetti lines all go next to florida going up but now they're going over to the bahamas and they're getting hit and they said that this at a category ory five actually might sit over the bahamas for a little bit now yeah so yeah you're talking about a bomb a of also the private i lands such as prince's ki ki okay cokie coke and <hes> castaway cay and yeah so well. This is what they're saying now. It's still a few days away. However the a lot out of the cruise ship lines have already changed their itinerary. Yes disney royal caribbean carnival. They all they eight all change their act. January's very quickly yep. They put this put the ships out to sea right to the western side right well to the west you no it. Would that be a cruise that they could just give well. Listen to this pretty neat. One of a one of the people i follow on twitter <hes> he's on the allure of the seas and they were <hes> they got an announcement from the captain that because of the hurricane they extended their crews by four days well. Oh oh my gosh. What a rough well it will. It might actually be rough. You don't know how this hurricanes going to play out and how the occurrence are going to take it right but you know these are the ships that they're talking about. Even like a royal caribbean said they closed their island in the bahamas hamas coke okay for at least a week and that's pretty huge for that. I mean you're the ships that come there every every day yeah exactly exactly so they're going to be closing from august twenty sixth to september first and you have the navigator the impress the symphony the mayor nader later that again the navigator mariner mariner the mirror nader manner marinating over there right okay all right earn eater later a good one like you said this is a one take. You're not going to take that out. I'm not that's awesome. I love moore. Neater sees well. I'm writing that one down. Wait till i go onto that chip say so scott the crews. Are you marinating notch yet but i will be sued. I mean already harmony of the exac- well what is the other lures the lure the seeds but it's not going to they're staying in the western caribbean because they wanna get their ships away from from <hes> miami florida yeah dale and cape canaveral now wears. Here's their new their newport. Is it on that side or the the west side of florida miami so the they wanna get those ships out of there so yeah they're gone okay carnival cruise line they also altered there are ten rarities for four ships and that's the breeze the sunrise is the elation and the magic and you know you know. This is a hurricane even though when it looks like it's going to hit landfall all it might be a three. It's still the currents that tidied everybody really win. Wind rain and rain rings. Flooding leading fourteen brings damage there right now. There's a lot of things everybody living in florida being careful and i mean this. You know what the justice say what these cruise lines want to give to. They want to make sure everybody is safe. What did disney cruise line find release. They released a statement. What was that again. Oh i know what it was. The safety and well being of our guests and crew members is our highest priority. We modified the disney fantasy itinerary in order to stay safe estate a safe distance away from the storm instead of calling on tour tour or saint thomas yesterday and today the disney fantasy called on grand cayman yesterday and causa mel today any port adventures ventures that were booked for tortula or saint. Thomas were automatically removed from our guest state rooms. We will continue to monitor the path of the tropical storm dorian and make additional tannery changes as needed and i believe i wanna i wanna hit on that tropical storm. They said this before before it was even a hurricane so these cruise lines are taking the safety aspect of cruising to heart so make when you go on these cruise lines eight are there for your safety and all these cruise lines they do have weather departments at their main offices in there constantly monitoring. I know royal caribbean has a huge <hes> facility for <hes> monitoring the weather so does carnival cruises <hes> for all the cruise lines and so <hes> they're all <hes> watching the weather very carefully early and advising the captains of the ship of the weather changes patterns and things like that to not only protect the ships but protect you the guest and the crew and they don't want to have anything happen to them too. They want everyone to be safe and but but tommy i'm going to be one of somebody listening right now but tommy i don't wanna be rocked around these ships they rock around so much they have stabilisers and these stabilisers have been upgraded and upgraded and upgraded. It's no longer like the ships up from the nineties every year. The stabilisers become better and better and they in the ship engineers that they have building building. These ships are incredible so i mean it's they are there to make sure everybody is safe so if you are on a cruise ship when you are listening to us because now everybody has really good wi fi be safe have enjoy your extended cruise news if you're on the allure of the seas which i think is awesome four days extra disney. You're going to be able to go to casa mel and to another report report plus. Get all of your activity fees. Put back to your your card and i'm sure carnival is doing something all taking care of them. Dan wants to maintain your cool so let's move on all right so you know what scott what. If i had the time i would do this well. We will have the time when we retire. That's why we're doing this when we retire. We're still we're kind of moving in or easy into the retirement. Phase of our lives is yes we already know by booking cruises and and things like that but this is the ultimate crews i would say in fact viking cruises has inaugurated and identified this cruise as a ultimate world cruise is a two hundred and forty five day cruise journey spanning six continents fifty one countries and one hundred hundred eleven ports now scott yeah they just started this this cruise this weekend and this is going to be on the viking sun and it's <hes> nine hundred thirty guess nine hundred and thirty guests are on this viking and they're going on the longest ever continuous crews cruise that will circumvent the globe bring guests to some of the world's most legendary cities iconic landmarks and far flung destinations the nation's before returning to london made twenty twenty at the beginning of this journey viking will attempt to set the guinness world record for the longest this continuous passenger cruise upon the return of the vikings son to london next year an official guinness world record will will confirm the successful tip with a certificate presentation you know what can we challenge a cruise ship to put us on that not on maybe not on that one cruise line you mean a cruise line and let's beat biking or maybe we should just go on biking. I don't care what cruise line wants to do it. I'm they wanna have us on for two hundred fifty days and we will podcast all about it absolutely louis. We'll go for eight months eight months. Yeah exactly. I don't know if my wife will come with me but they'd have to fly back and forth. They would probably want again but <hes> yeah. This is gonna be crazy. It's going to go to scandinavia the caribbean south south south america then it's going to south pacific and then it will go to the coast of australia through asia than it will be returning back to the mediterranean into europe and let me tell you viking. We'll take care of all our guests because they will have included at each port call their excursion. Wait you mean they're going to get everything listen. They're going to get it's going. It'd be in their excursions at their protocols are included with the purchase of the screws and you know what they're going to get included what wifi wifi wifi yes now and they're going to get business class airfare and they're going to get all their gratuities inservice. B.'s wow wow did to this cruise. This is something that wow. I you know what this is something all inclusive crews. This is something that i think cruise lines need to start going toward to is to leave smaller ships. They give these opportunities to a you know to nine hundred people why not say okay. This is the entire cost. We're going to pick you okay. Do they pick you up from your house. That's what i want to know is the uber. Are there but i mean you're getting the airfare. You're getting port destinations. You're getting everything. Why do you want. I mean what what else do you want to know what the exact prices and i believe it's probably going to be around. I'd say i don't know what the exact prices. It's gotta be over fifty thousand. It's hassle and didn't look it up but yeah. It's gonna be a little bit of money right there. I mean they went to argentina. They're going to brazil. They're going to tasmania. Mania has made me a vietnam india. Yes egypt. That's gonna be neat. They go see the tombs and temples and everything nair. This is really going to be incredible. Adventure in viking is known as the they like to call themselves the i believe the thinki- key men crews yes and so they will be having a lot of personal development people on board to help you understand the cultural institutions and they're also going to be doing overnight. Stays on this on this cruise. <hes> in twenty ninety three cities so that the cruise guests can <hes> dive deeper into the destinations and <hes> yeah they're going to be having regional entertainment lectures on board and learning opportunities. It's amazing. It's going to be pretty amazing. An amazing mazing crew and i hope that we can probably interview somebody if howard to interview somebody cruise. I guess i guess i'm contacting i. I will contact them and see if we could get somebody to come on before. The cruised over chris is already going okay so after after the crew after the cruise or maybe wiki nikki. Get somebody on the because you know it is two hundred and forty five days and i'm sure we could. I'll contact biking. Let's see what we can do all all right. So what else do we have going on here. So the international premium cruise line knowns whereas of romance and adventure declared that it will will attempt to hold and host the largest renewal of vows ceremony sees hope to set a world record on board a valentine's day cruise kevin mccloud portrayed the endearing captain stooping will officiate and jilin his television daughter vicki will service matron of honor hosting onboard the regal princess setting sale february ninth through the sixteen twenty twenty on a round trip from fort lauderdale and guess we'll visit ocho rios grand cayman gaza mel and the cruises private island at prisons key. Wow how s that is going to be. I remember i'm honored to be officiating. This ceremony can't think of a better way to celebrate rates rates couples love then reaffirming their commitment to one another aboard. The love boat over valentine's kevin mccloud princess cruises basseterre so wait so that is that is actually the day. You're getting back from the star who i'm going to be on the sky prince. It's a sky news. Do okay breaking news. Tommy is going on the sky princess so we talked about no but you're gonna be on the skype rinses the first of the wreath thirty eight yeah okay and then we get a guy to make timing. I'm at. I'm making no what i've already talked to my wife. She has the time off and so i'm yep. Deposits <music> are being made for the february ninth back the back there you go yeah. I figure we need to do it. I'm there. I'm there. Are we needed to do it. I think that you know we're i think twenty twenty celebrating our thirty seventh went in anniversary. Wait when's mine thirty seven minus twenty twenty fifteen. Oh gosh that's way too long. Okay all right. Go tell my sisters. I forgot this is a one take wonder on this show. Isn't it okay. Hey no love boat cruise for me this year. I am all over it. Okay so let's talk about the love boat. It aired for ten seasons from nineteen seventy seven to nineteen eighty-six and hide. It really liked the one thousand nine hundred six months that that's that's when they renewed. It wasn't yeah it was a little bit different. It was corny different well. There were all your all glory but you know what was amazing about is love but it would have these amazing movie stars and television stars from the twenties thirties forties fifties. I know everybody loved small little pools and huge state rooms wait. Let's flip that they're supposed supposed to be smothered state rooms and larger pool anywhere but the television show has become an iconic. Oh television show still watch and it's so much fun to watch it on especially on board your princess cruise ship and <hes> princess definitely <hes> <hes> loves poking fun at themselves especially turn the muster drill the muster drills now. It's amazing. It's great eight inches love it. I'm not gonna tell you what goes on on on the muster. We have some pictures of us doing it. I know but <hes> yeah. I'll have to put one of those well. It's pretty funny now what they do at the muster drill anyway. We're excited about this i and and <hes> yeah back to back never done a backpack rose. You're gonna have to go to let me know so we could. You know get get the podcast. I kept going and all of that other. We're going to yeah oh yeah so you are also going on the royal princess right now be november sixteen detain you now. Have you already booked your <hes>. I just have to say this because it's always something that tom does even before he books a cruise mistake house. Yes what night i. I guess i'm going to guess i night. Yes i sending yes so that would be what six six about six six o'clock six so if you're on the royal princess and your six o'clock at the state grew steakhouse on november sixteenth november sixteen. I need you to go over to tommy and say cruise dudes. That's just walk away. I wanted to see how many people will do crews dudes. If you come up and see me i'll autograph. I'll give crews do stake your piece of my stay. Okay business cards <hes> some things and <hes> docs on that don't they do that. Just carnival the ducks. I've been hearing oh the there now over to prince yeah. There's there's people that hide dixon on the ducks yeah if you're looking for the cruise dudes duck. It's kind of like a little irish thing but it's kinda cool kinda cool so you have four or three three cruises yes three cruises. That is very sweet exactly so we have erica. Yes review from and you believe ooh. She's gonna tell us some disney news here. We go everyone. I have erica from magic for less travel and she's going to give us an update on on the d twenty three expo that happened last week in anaheim california. We have some excellent disney news about the disney cruise line ships. Hello erica urquhart today tommy. I'm doing well how are you. I'm doing just fine so glad to have you here to share with us this important information tell us what's going on in disney cruise lines. What were the announcements at the d twenty three expo well give us a little bit of information and after a wet are west saul they have announced the fifth ship in the fleet will be called the disney wish perfect perfect <unk> may yeah winch with but was even more exciting about that. I think is the character that's going to be on the stern of the ship. It's going to be wait for it. Pennzoil and she's going to be hanging from from her hair by her hair. From the back of the ship super cute it has pascal he's going to be hanging from her hair holding her paint palette while she's painting on the back of the ship so super super cute puzzles one of my favorite movies i. I just love that movie. We saw it on the disney lot a couple of years ago and we had it's an amazing movie. One of the best the movies they've ever put out and the music amazing and the artistry is amazing on that movie and so. I think it's a perfect fit for that. <hes> ship can't wait to see up close and personal well. What else have you found out about the ship so speaking of artistry sorry. The atrium is beautiful. Have you seen the artist's rendering drawings for it cereal magical very light and airy so really different from what the other disney ships currently have. It looks beautiful. Now my question for you though tommy is which character do you think is going to be on the pedestal there in the atrium. That's a really hard call all but i know that they're very <hes> this is a big deal to disney vans and it's a hard call aw i don't know i do you think any we're going to get any kind of hint anywhere. I know well. Disney has not said said anything now. We're all hoping it's not you know like <hes> something that the disney fans wouldn't be excited about of course because like you said it. Is this this really important to disney fans but i'm wondering if in the artist's rendering drawing atrium if it disney didn't give us a hint if you notice and that picture you will see bell that it's coming down the staircase there mhm but i don't really think that bell would be a good fit for a ship called the wish so i'm picking which disney character would fit which in this picture is a little girl standing in front of the pedestal. She is dressed as cinderella laugh at think about instant. Torella jury ms a witch sheer heart aches. It was so little girl be possibly the character. The said torella characters on the pedestal and makes makes sense to me. I can play just grasping at straws with that but we'll see. Maybe i picked up a little bit of disney hints hints there. We'll see but ship is set to sit. The ship is set to sail in twenty twenty two so we have a little bit of time to wait but as you know time flies so it'll be here before we know it then they also announced the new island that hat disney is going to be sailing to and is going to be in the bahamas. It is going to be called. Lighthouse point lighthouse point is is going to be designed by joe rhody. Jodi of course is the mastermind behind animal kingdom tame parkway all know what a great park that is all the attention to detail there so i think is going to be a really fabulous place to visit. If you're on the disney cruise line. Absolutely you know that this ship sounds amazing. <hes> lighthouse point another disney cruise line island to go visit <hes>. Do we have any details about the islanders there any thing special going on there. Have we heard anything yet. We'll and there's not a whole lot of information. That disney released again. They just gave us a little bit of snippets here. I was really hoping for more twenty three but they did release a whole lot of other information that was not related to disney cruise line so you know we got a lot of information to digest but the lighthouse the house point they have said would be completed in twenty twenty or twenty twenty three. There is <hes> an artist rendering drawing that you can google <hes> an on that <hes> drawing. It looks so beautiful. It looks as if there's even a water play area that is a little more inland instead of pelican bay and they're on castaway cay. I'm sure we'll be really fantastic. Dick island and i'm excited to go there. What i do wonder because disney hasn't said he is well. You're cruise itinerary include a stop at at lighthouse point and at castaway cay or will you have to make a choice about which island you went to go to whenever you sail <music> out to the bahamas. I don't know right. Oh it would be really nice. If they had a couple of ships <hes> that would just visit both islands aw that way you would have just really quiet relaxing times 'cause castaway cay we all my friends <hes> that <hes> they just love going to castaway cay get a gazebo or cabana and just sit out there and just relaxed having massad. I mean it'd be really nice to have two stops on to <hes> you know. Private island experiences arain says and i think that would be amazing now. I understand that the disney wish is going to be a little bit larger than the other four ships at disney as and and it also have a be powered by it's going to be disney's first liquid by natural gas ship so it's going to be also good for the environment environment as well so that's disney doing their part to <hes> help. Keep our environment in our oceans clean. Isn't that exciting as well aw that is i really like that because i am very <hes> in tune to being as environment environmentally friendly as possible of etowah things in my daily life the recycling <hes> i'm into nature and i really went to preserve that i left my birds so you know i really wanna do things to help the environment and help to keep it clean so i'm happy to support disney cruise as line if they are also doing things that kind of resonate with me absolutely absolutely. I really agree with that as well so <hes> erica. This has been some amazing information. Thank you so much <hes> getting everyone. Eric has from the magic for less travel if you're interested in disney any crews are any type of disney vacation a reach out to her. Her link is in the show notes. Thank you very much for coming onto the cruise by guests and giving us this update about the lines. It was my pleasure. Thank you erica. Oh that was informative very informative exactly it. Has i drink by. I didn't even get a sip on my coffee. Value that there you go oh all right so we need to get on to our feature church. Show copy here interview with erica. Did you get your sip of your coffee. They actually got a sip of my coffee. I was gonna say oops. It's now up the show now. Wow man you're all digital. I know you're you you produce this thing. I only have newspapers. These chords like hanging out of places. I know want courts hanging out. I okay okay. I do have to say one thing. Though talking about producing and tom does a really great job at this and there was about i would say a month ago we couldn't and get our podcast out because his one of his devices took up punk does on my ipad and the ipads love i pads love it dearly but what up with it only coming with it's like starting to be no ports nope work and we had actually scramble scramble and find a ipad that you could actually plug yeah well because yeah fortunately i bought my wife and i am new ipad air and it still still have the earphone jack and <hes> yeah we could able to use it and it's actually brand new model which is good because <hes> it's good for the next couple of years but we're definitely moving the technology is kid everything being bluetooth and bluetooth microphones bluetooth breath headphones and hopefully we'll be able to produce everything wireless in the next couple years but you can believe all the wires that we app app come in yeah exactly but <hes> yeah but getting back onto our main featured occurred show topic dark. We know we are really <hes> have a interview with erica. She's with magic magic for less and she's a travel provider travel planner and she's a friend of mine and she <hes>. I wish i gave her the travel channel engine. I was recently in florida. I was at walt disney world and i saw the disney cruise line bus there and i had completely forgot about how they take people. They take the crew's. I don't know why it's just so tommy's crew suit at all. No no no well. I think what i forgot is that they had these specialty buses that are made to look like cruise ships and a really kind of really their upscale there like a party bus as it is really nice. They're really exquisite anyway so i was thinking to myself. You know what i do. When we put together a show that's a travel challenge and that's a and i would came to erica and i said hey i want to give you this travel talent and and <hes> can you put together a walt disney world vacation package pack deal and it's and it's a <hes> you visit the resort you've visited the theme barks and then also you go and take a cruise on a disney cruise ship after after it and you try and you told her i said everything i want everything included i want everything included and she could food and fast passes and tickets gadsden food and and everything like that and could you do it for ten thousand dollars and so you're going to hear what she worked worked on and how she put it all together and you're gonna see if she beat the travel challenge. I gave her a dead and so here's the interview i hope you enjoy joy it are we enjoyed it and it was a real fun time and here we go here. We go well scott. We have a guest on the cruise dudes podcast today yes. I heard it's all about disney something that you need to educate me on. I hear yes. You need to be educated. Hey last time i was at disneyland was i. I think honestly away. How old am i children okay three or four years ago. Yes have changed. Haven't that yet things that she's but we're not talking about disney and he landed nate. Oh we aren't no we're going to be talking about the resort in florida the walt disney world resort and floor okay. I have to ask this question. How does that relate to cruising tom. Well cruise port is about fifty miles away from disney world so wait a minute so you're telling me that that i can go to disneyland after disneyland resort. No not walt disney world in florida. Oh in florida okay wait. I was at that one. I think eight years ago so that's still a little small place right. No that's a big large large resort tony archer sort now. You're telling me i could go to disneyland and to the cruise ship. Let me tell you get. It's not disneyland. Okay okay well disney resort walt disney world resort world. Okay say i'll get this right erica. You can jump in anytime you okay so listen everyone before everyone infuses everything. This is a cruise podcast. This is occurs by gas. We're talking about the walt. Disney world resort were talking about disney cruise whose line we have on our podcast today erica for magic for less travel agents e erica welcome to the show. Thank thank you tommy. Thank you scott. I hope to be able to help you through this scott so you will understand things a little bit better her. Thank you thank you. Maybe i'm gonna. I'm gonna have to use you so i could go down to wait. Where am i going florida florida the walt disney world. I'm sorry right right. What a bit different than disneyland exactly so scott talked about disneyland is not just to clarify everything. Disneyland is in the disneyland resort is in california. The walt disney world resort is in florida. We're gonna be talking about the walt. Disney world in florida and disney cruise line's out of poor canaveral today and so i brought erica onto the show because eric is a friend the mine and i met her we met about what i would say about two and a half years ago i believe we over you invited us <hes> with is our friends sam ashley and michelle and tom from <hes> from the ear vendors podcast and we had such a great time we were over bay lake tower <hes> next to the contemporary resort and we saw the happily ever after fireworks show from up there we add. We had a private party to we get nice out on the balcony. We had so we nobody would elbowing join us or anything yet. Easing amazing experience thanks to erica and her husband greg and just that just started off an amazing relationship jason ship right there and to share about disney share about different things and i just got back a a couple weeks ago from the walt disney world resort and i was in florida and i was thinking to myself right. You're thinking yes. I was thinking you had a positive way. No still think he's still thinking you know what i wanna. Do do it. A special show on our on our podcast that is a travel challenge and i guess there are people that want to go to a walt disney world vacation and they want to do a walt disney. They wanted to do a walt disney. They went to disney cruise this and how do they put it all together because the walt disney world resort is forty three square miles of disney magic and the disney cruise line has four different ships right now and they go all over the world and how do you put this all together together. Is there a way to do. This is their way to put together a vacation a at disney walt disney world and a disney cruise line and dan. Can you do this for family of four for under ten thousand dollars away so you just like nailed it for me. I'm a family of four. You're family of four. That's kind of an average thing but i thought and i said to myself. I said i want to call erica. This is going to be a show. We're going to talk about this. <hes> okay for one thing though how many ships are in florida from disney right now. There's three right <hes> khalif. There's three currently or the wide writers now worldwide but there were three just going to the bahamas right is that is that correct. I think that's correct boy. That's a good question because you've got. I'm going out of miami and then out of port canaveral so you've got the dream and the fantasy out of port canaveral <hes> and nine days switch host ships up and i am i cruise out of port. Canaveral is easiest for me. <hes> most of my guest go so they wanna do disneyworld. They went to do the cruise or they just want to do. The cruise out of canaveral time is right that they do sale all over the world right and they're actually adding three new ships the cruise line and today a d twenty three which his disney's big expo convention. There were more announcements about disney cruise line so there's there's just this is constantly changing. It's always something new and exciting <hes> happening in disney and so let me tell you going to disney walt disney world is a major monumental task and you just don't decide just to go right erika well you can but it's not necessarily the best plan into do that. It's not like showing up at your local six flags park. There are things that you want to pre the plan. <hes> some people get really caught up in the details. So there's a fine line between being like the uber planner as talking about exactly yes like somebody we might know but you you know a just new everett. Sorry michelle recall out a disney. World trip is not it's an expensive so you definitely want to maximize your vacation dollar and to do that. You need to have some pre-planning in place and you can benefit by having travel planner such as myself <hes> help buick through that because there are things that need to be booked at specific times prior to your while disneyworld vacation and also for for the cruise line as well. There are times that you're able to book some things on the disney cruise and you went to be cognizant of those so that you don't just walk on this ship and then start to play once you board and i totally agree with you. A travel planner does help in all all of those aspects because now with <hes> our digital world that we live in right now. There's been reports of people setting up like the cheap tickets <hes> or some other <hes> dot com. They're setting these up and they are not legit travel travel agencies and what they're they're finding out is that these people are putting down thousands of dollars for this inexpensive trip. They think they're getting and then and all of a sudden that site disappears. There's no certification for the people. There's nothing and these people are being robbed right and left so i'm glad you're doing it and i'm glad the travel agency agencies out there are addressing this and getting the word out that look we are the ones helping you don't go by the fly by night dot dot com that just popped up yesterday with the best deal because usually those best deals are not the best deals they're. They're just to take your money right. One of the things that a lot of people need to know is that the walt disney world resort is is about like i said for three swear miles you have twenty seven different hotel resorts on property over thirty thousand rooms and there's differ levels of of <hes> enjoyment. Wait a minute of of quality and and experiences that you can have you can have value their value resorts. There are moderate resorts in their deluxe alexis resorts and then on top of that you have all the different restaurants i believe there's over five hundred different restaurants to enjoy and and all of this <hes> it can be <hes> you need. You need to set reservations. <hes> ee e on top of that. You have the four parks theme parks you magic kingdom. You have epcot you have a disney was do to use animal kingdom two water parks typhoon lagoon and the blizzard beach and then the disney any springs so there is so much going on here you have magic band's bass passes and this is not something something like what scott said earlier you relegated to a website. You need actually deductible person about this. I really believe that you need to you know. Sit down and and speak with somebody because you are spending a lot of like you said your hard earned money for this type of experience and you want wanna get the best value out of it and <hes> and the same for the disney cruise line. Where do you book on the ship. Do you wanna go concierge level. You know all these different types of things so by coming to a travel agent and travel planner to put together <hes> disney walt disneyworld experience and disney cruise. You are being able to have have an experience you're going to you're not going to be worn out like you're. You're running and chasing after deadlines and reservations rather. You're going to have something that's gonna be. You're gonna be making a very good memory because travel. Planners gonna tell you this what's going to happen. This is how long it's gonna take to get from this place to that place and what you're going to be able to spend in you know because you're not going to be able to travel patterns. No tell you how close that restaurant astronomers to your resort or how close it is to your <hes> your amusement park. You know where you go now. Erica i have to ask as a travel planner. He was mentioning. All these things you can do at disneyland does not say disney at disney. I'm not gonna say worldly. They add anything else at thanks okay. <hes> does this mean you would actually help them make reservations for dinners at these at these resorts resorts now and then then how about the cruise ship. You would actually be able to help them do that too. I mean you you would be able to make how would that work. They just give you the information or would you give them the information and then they choose how that process work well. It's kind of a little a bit of both <hes> so i give my clients the information about like if we're talking about disney world with all the restaurants says tommy said how do you choose where you went to dine. <hes> some of my guests liked to do tons of research each other wednesday. I have no idea you you really need to help me and this so what i do is i send them information on like all of the character dining locations and walt disneyworld and what characters are there and what meals characters are there for <hes> i then i then my recommendations because i have eight at most of the restaurants at walt disneyworld of so you know i kind of steer them towards the good ones. We don't really want to eat at the bad ones right. We're spending a lot of money to be there of same with the cruise line so i can help them with that. The disney cruise is definitely <hes> a more relaxed vacation than walt disney world vacation and not near as many restaurants to choose from. We're not talking hundreds like while disneyworld but i can help them with those deadlines and if they want me to book those for them than i can. I have some guests who come to me and say way. We have been to walt disneyworld time and time and time again. We just went to support our local small business person or for some of my guests. They're not local. I have guests all around the united states so they just went to help with that small business person then. I have other guest guest to come to me and say we have no idea what we're doing. We need you to help us with everything so i am as hands on or hands off as people what made to be now. Would you recommend going to disney. I or crews. I because what you're telling me it's relaxing latching on the cruise. You know that that is a personal private friends scott for me. I love <hes> the walt disney world resort. I really do like the disney cruise as well. All i know you two are the crews. Do so what you love to do as this cruise. My husband loves to cruise. I like to cruise. I love the walt disney world resort. My husband likes the walt disney world resort so we both enjoy both of those but for me when i'm going on a disney cruise. I like to do that i because because i want to get off the ship and then go over to walt disney world and be able to have some more disney time there. There are other people who do like to do it the opposite way. They say we're busy at walt. Disneyworld were running around. We went to go and relax on the disney cruise afterwards whereas we feel like we had a vacation instead of feeling like maybe they need a vacation from their vacation of really just personal preference. I don't think i think though that that is a very good feeling to get off the disney cruise where you had fabulous time and you saw great shows rose had great meals and maybe got a spa treatment or two or you went to castaway cay out in the bahamas and then you have to get get off the cruise and go to the airport and they go back to your real life so i don't really think that's a good way to do it but that's just personal preference and i want to be able to go to the next place that i love which is walt disney world. When i get done that is perfect. I mean you spoke just just it was perfectly spoken. A blended family one loves disney. One likes disney one love cruising one. Mike's cruising you have the perfect blended blended family right right so actually my husband and i because i know you spoke family of four and thomas book family for so i'm a family of four as well all but my children are grown and gone from home so my husband and i do the disney cruise and we do while disneyworld and we don't take children with at this so i have kind of a different take than what most people do who are going to walt disneyworld and disney cruise and that so surprising using for many people to hear that since i started going to walt disneyworld has started to disney cruises back in two thousand and six that i've back to walt disneyworld more than forty times and i would say out of those four times thirty times have been without children okay so you plan this right thirty forty rice without yes yes. I don't worry. I'm doing the same thing at all right tommy we. They're doing the same thing that's that's why we're near on the show today. How can we go to disney and have a cruise. How about this. Let's do packages of you too. We'll do your children. That's what this show should be called. After children are gone and where do you go. I'm kidding. I'm kidding kids. If you're listening to this please parents you could turn back up the radio. Children are included. Yes yes but you know you make a very good point. <hes> what's really cool about in the doing the <hes> the disney experience in florida with the walt disney world resort and disney cruise line so close together is that disney actually accommodates you so well. They actually haven't very very seamless for example. You can actually fly in to m._c._i. Oh no orlando international airport and they will pick pick you up right. There won't they. They have different ave well. Yes so tell us a little bit about that and how that all works a little bit so. I'm glad you mentioned orlando international our national an n._c._o. Because something that people really went to be aware of and i've had guests come to me before and it's too late once. They've told me what they've done so many people will fi find inexpensive flights that don't fly into m. c. o. but they fly into sanford and disney does not offer that transportation from sanford airport and so many people do not know that and they come to me. They say we're wanting to book a disney. Cruise went into book. A walt disney world vacation. We already got are really cheap. Flights into stanford so magical express is going to pick us up right and then. I have to be the bearer of bad news. That's not the case and i wish they would have contacted bay before. They book their flights. So that's something you want to be aware of. Tommy's this right is into the orlando international airport. Where disney is going to offer you that transportation service so when you arrive into the orlando international airport disney we'll take you to the walt disney world resort if you are headed there on magical express and there is no fee for that if you were going going to do a cruise i they will transport you on the disney cruise line bus and it's not like a school bus of course is like a charter bus very nice. Yes and they're going to transport you to port canaveral. There is a fee to do that though it is currently thirty nine dollars per person for one in way so for a family of four <hes> you know it's going to run you like a hundred and fifty six dollars for one way where travel planner can really help you out and this is that that might not be the best option for your family. We might be able to find something that is less. It's expensive than that for you. Maybe a private driver will actually cost less for you then doing that disney cruise line transfer but for people oh who just went to be completely immersed in the disney quote unquote bubble you might want to choose that disney cruise line transfer so there's different options for different families of course i always recommend that whenever you do book that flight that you do come in to orlando orlando one day prior to your sailing because if you missed that flight out of your hometown for some reason you know it it was delayed. It got cancelled. That cruise ship is not going to wait for you. So you wanna make sure you are arriving there that one day early and then as a travel we'll plan. We're going to need to talk about well. Where are you going to stay for that one night. Should we put use in port canaveral. Should we book you at the hyatt there. At at the orlando international airport suggest some things you wanna think about before you get that trip booked and that's something great and that's what we always tell help people before you start the vacation go to when you fly into that city explore the city for a day take in everything from that city savy that it has to offer and then go and travel <hes> one thing you did bring up. Is that it from the airport. It was thirty nine dollars per person. What if you're going from <hes> disney to the port or port to the disney. Is that cost two or would that be something that's right. If you're going to do the port. It's always going to cost you that thirty nine dollars per person one way on that disney cruise line <hes> shuttle. If if you're going just to the walt disney world resort from the orlando international airport then there is no fee for on that so that's the magical express express that will take you to walt disney world resort and we'll take you back to the airport but if you're going out to the cruise port or you're leaving from the cruise very support then that's where you incur that fee and the <hes> just to be clear disney also offers at all the resort alder resorts on property. <hes> pickup for the cruise line is what else for four thirty nine dollars a person so you could be at any resort either value or deluxe. It doesn't matter disney cruise line <hes> you can make a reservation and be and be picked adept from your resort and taken to the port canaveral on time for for your crews that day and so it's that's one of the <hes> benefits you could just let me tell you peace of mind peace of mind. If you're going you know if you're going on on on a <hes> <hes> <hes> disney ab- <hes> chartered a bus to the cruise sport. You're going to be fine. You're going to get there run by so that's that's to me. Thirty nine dollars eighty dollars round trip is is a bargain and you know what you're going to have a very nice nights time. I it's it's the these are very nice buses are they're beautiful. They're beautiful and <hes> when when when i when i come in and see them they're just everything everything they have their even the magical express their sparkling clean. They're well taken care of and so it's a it's a very nice way to start your vacation and into your vacation i i would have to say his right now. Go ahead go. They know this fund and i think something you know you kind of have to look at the type of vacation or you are and what you're <hes> risk. Level level is that you're willing to take so i'm with you tommy. You know i want to know that i'm getting on that disney cruise line bus and that if that bus breaks down disney is going to take care of me they are going to either hold that ship or they're going to fly me to the the first port so they're going to make some type of accommodations for me. Whereas if you have a rental car or you have a private driver you don't in have that guarantee so you really have to look at that and say what is my risk assessment and this because some people do like to have that private driver even from the walt disney world resort because they went to get to the port earlier than what the disney cruise line best will get them there. They went to get to the port court. They wanna get on that ship. They went to go swimming. They went to go on the aqueduct grow. They want to be able to dine so you really have to look at that and say you know what. What am i comfortable with doing this situation now. I have a question for you. Is you know about the mini vans. These these are the disney brandon vans that are on property that they worked with the <hes> lift at correct. That's correct and are are they do. They go all the way to port canaveral so they well not going to be at shape option for you. I will say that you're going to be much better off to take at this shuttle then taking the many event and their prices due a to change all the time so it's you know it was blake. I mean you're going to spend at least double all to do something something like that so i would recommend that. May maybe spend your vacation dollars somewhere else. 'cause we're looking at you. Know two hundred and forty dollars ish rush to do that one way service <hes> well. Let's go rhino began. Maybe when the lottery your your money or your rich uncle has passed away his left you all this money on scrooge mcduck and so you just say hey. I got the coin so you can do it that way. But that's a good that's an option but ost you business. It is and it's going to only go from walt disneyworld to port canaveral canaveral so they're not going to pick you up but you know yeah few in a you know. Dr congo have the polkadot which the mini vans. Have you been on any in. They've those tommy superfund. I have done it at walt. Disneyworld again is the most expensive option of that. She will perhaps to get around but super fun because the cast member is very personable. They give you like disney trivia. They have disney music plan superfund. You know if you just kinda splurge for that evening a friend of mine well. I would say friend. Just somebody a follow on twitter. I gotta be careful. Who i i follow on twitter was sharing their experience. They went they took the data mini the mini-shuttle to from the the airport to the resort and they you know they had a cold drinks waiting for them. They add just a few little snacks on. They were ready for them to take them to the to the resort had such a good experience from it and they highly recommended. Did they say this is the only way i'm gonna do it from your options off. You know if you're trying to wine in dieting wife wonderful vacation and you want to start off. You know <hes> you don't wanna go with you know sixty or seventy other people you can go and get the mini van and that's just another option. It's for everyone but these are. There's these options out there and you know a lot of people don't realize that disney is not just hot awesome hamburgers chicken mcnuggets and and pizza witne. It's not that's what it was. Oh i went. I know disney has has very very has very fine dining on the at the resort cruise ship and ship is well can you can you just tell us a little bit about some of the fine dining options at walt disney world and then we're going to transfer changed to talk about the cruise line a little bit right so at walt disney world they have a dining experiences which are called signature dining experiences and those are <hes> there several around the walt disney world property see could choose california grill which is on the very top of the contemporary resort sort and one thing that people don't know is maybe you don't wanna dine right when the fireworks are going off at magic kingdom nine o'clock. Maybe you know you you have a dietary tearing needs or something that requires you to eat at five o'clock every day or you can't eat past a certain time so you can have your meal at five o'clock and you could go go back to magic kingdom if he wanted to or just hang out the contemporary and then you can go back up to see the fireworks than later on that night so you don't have to plan in your dining for the exact time when the fireworks are going to go off. You will need to have your receipt so don't throw that away so that's a really nice restaurant to dine at you. There's a wonderful restaurant. We've been there before many times and they you have this wonderful outdoor balcony where everyone when stanton's goes out. It's it's very it's nice a spate it's pretty spacious quite surprised and they actually <hes> do pump in the music as well well from from the fireworks show so it is time together so you can watch your actually actually what you're experiencing what the people inside the the <hes> parker scene and just so people know the contemporary is that building clean. It looks like a triangle that looks at it has a has a montereau going through it and this is what we call the monorail resort- ser- three monorail resorts you have the contemporary yeah yeah the polynesian and he had the grant for arabian and so you can actually see the fireworks from all those places but to have elevated view the contemporary and at at the california grill at the contemporary resort resort is a wonderful place to watch the fireworks from highly and that is another <hes> -nother fine dining restaurant that you would like to the one that i absolutely adore is jayco at animal kingdom lodge so that food they are is just fantastic and one of the things that you can order. It's not on the menu but <hes> it's really really good is steak and the macaroni and cheese so i highly highly recommend that i loved that meal that i had there you go over to the boardwalk. There's flying fish over there. Gets phenomenal not all reviews their yachtsman steakhouse over at the yacht club so those are good options to if you're going to be an epcot but she went to have have that fine dining experience for dinner. You could just walk over to the board. Walker can walk over to the yacht club or you can take a boat as well but you know why is always good to get a little bit exercise since you are eating those fantastic meals and snacks when you're at disneyworld <unk>. You're you're saying i can take a boat on the resort to go to a restaurant. Yes you can isn't that fantastic yeah so you could get on the boat. It is complementary so all of the disney transfers like the bus the boats the monorails are complimentary and the only one that isn't as that that mini van that we talked about but everything else is totally free and this is on the resort. Yes it is so you knew there. Actually is a new transportation yes. Would you like to share about it. Oh i'm so excited so that is the disney skyline her and it will be opening on september birth twenty nine th of twenty nineteen so we are just about a month away from that that is going to transfer guests staying at disney's pop century resort art of animation and also caribbean beach and the new riviera resort that will be opening later this year that data data transport will take people to epcot and hollywood studios from their resorts is kind of like if you remember this guy buckets but but a whole lot better so you can't like hangover and you know stuff like that but it's got to be up in the air really need experience. I think experience right a and we we've seen them up like i said we were there a couple of weeks ago and we've seen them and they look very cool. They're very sleek. Ultramodern ultra-modern <hes> very quiet. It's amazing. They're just there. I can't wait to try them out and you're you're right. It's a great way to travel and move around on the resort without you know that's really kind of a cool thing about a lot of people don't realize they have bus transportation. They have boat transportation. They monorail transportation and the skyline or transportation. All these are all complementary to to get around in the resort so you you don't have to you can <hes> you don't have to get in the car in a and and try to find a parking space and wait in line. He you know to get into the park and then get on a tramp. These buses and transport places actually drop you off near or in front of the <hes> the the theme parks and so you can just begin to your daily experience right there and they're constantly constantly moving all day all night so you don't and <hes> and there's it's. It's a really great way to have occasion occasion. If your kids want to go off and do something you wanna do something now. You can just jump on a bus to go. Take take off. Go do what you wanna do and so i recommend i i i highly recommend that and <hes> using their their complimentary transportation on property and it's a it's a great <unk> winner. Enjoy your vacation. Don't you write the perfect way and just to kind of tie that back to what you were saying about the transfers from the airport to the port canaveral cruise port you do not need to worry about having a car when you went to do this you wanna make an all inclusive vacation. You arrive in orlando. You do not need to rent a car to get to walt disney world or to the port. You don't need a rental car when walt disneyworld youtube land and let disney take care of the rest and is too so easy. Oh that is great now. We've talked about disney. We've always talked about disney cruise line now. I wanna talk about the challenge. Tommy's hamis told me about this challenge that you were going to put together to bring both disney disney entities together in one package package. What did you come up with. Okay so of course prices vary throughout the year so tommy's challenge of ten thousand dollars can be a daunting challenge but if you reach out to a travel planner you can find those dates that will work for your family to be able to get this under that ten thousand dollars so i was able to come up with is you can't do a walt disney world resort short vacation and the disney cruise line vacation for under ten thousand dollars so that family of four so we're looking at a four night bahamian crews us out of port canaveral on the disney dream so the dream and the fantasy both sail out of port canaveral than the disney magic sales out of miami but we're gonna talk about just the port canaveral for this episode so you can be on the drain. You would have an ocean view state room. You can also stay at the walt disney world resort a four night. Stay a pop century resort for day base ticket and the disney dining plan those two combined will cost you eight thousand fifty one dollars and sixteen cents so we came in about two thousand dollars under budget so you can have a whole lot of mickey he bars. If you went to or you know some disney plush get those really fence souvenirs amazing and you included parked parked tickets kitts park tickets and the disney dining plan is disney dining put briefly. Tell us a little bit about the disney dining plan sure so. There's three different different levels. <hes> you have the quick service that middle when people call the plus dining plan and then there's the deluxe so when i quoted on this when was that middle plan dan because it is the most popular one for families to choose. That's where you get one quick service meal one table service meal to snacks and that is per night united sta- and actually i misspoke said this was a four night. Stay at walt disneyworld. I'm actually gonna give you five nights. Stay disney world. Yes update. You say you have nine nine vacation basically between your four night but hey man crews and when you're five nights at walt disneyworld wow and this is all under a white no no this is under ten thousand eight thousand dollars. Oh my gosh okay all right okay. I'm i'm being sold. I'm being sold right right. Yes so it's really ed price yeah. That's amazing and know what to tell you everyone a of worked with <hes> erica and she is so helpful and she'll help you make your dining reservations. Give you ideas where to where to go and what to try and what they what what what menus they have. If she'll direct you all those directions give you direction. Send you links in the in your email that sort of thing help you with your fast passes. Help you get your magic bands all together we even we just scratched the surface on so many things and the reason why we wanted to just scratch the service <hes> <hes> not really going to all the details and we could do we could really i mean eric and i really talk disney really into it but we wanted to kind of wet your appetite here because some of you have thought about talk about going on a on going to disney world and doing a disney cruise and you wanted to thought. How can i do all. It's is there a budget and i would. It cost me fifty thousand dollars. I've heard disney so expensive. I heard heard cruises are so expensive heard <hes> walt disney world is so hard to figure out no. It isn't hard to figure out if you're working with somebody somebody who's a professional who understands everything. Who's been there a lot of times. You heard it. She's been there over forty times. She gets training amy everyone disney trains <hes> the travel planners and travel agents an and they do special events for them and things like that and so they they know what's it's delayed as and they can direct you in the right direction and they end erica keeps herself. <hes> <hes> educated <hes> what's it's coming. What's new and what's what's going on and also you know when the specials are too because disney right. He has specials right. That's right they do and you know. If you were a person booking your trip on your own unless they your booking for twenty twenty disney disney has not released any type of promotions for twenty twenty and we all hear about free dining and people get really excited about that well. They haven't released anything like that for twenty twenty but she wanted to get your packages booked now because you want to be able to choose that resort that you want to have that particular room type disney resorts. I do completely sell out so to book early as a very wise thing to do but you definitely want to be able to get a promotion if they're going to have one for free dining any so what you wanna do is you want a book now and then whenever the the promotions are released. You can do this one of two ways. If you win a book this on your own you can do that and not have any assistance <hes> but you would want to be checking every single day from from the time you book your trip until you see a promotion released to see went a promotion releases for your dates and then you're gonna wanna call disney as soon as their phone lines open at seven a._m. And you're going to want to be on hold and that can be a whole time of eight hours and that is no joke to try ready. Get them to have or you can have the travel planner who knows when they specials are coming that will be up out of bed at three a._m. In the morning for you and getting this taken care of so you could do it on your own. That's kind of the hard way to do things or you can. Have somebody like me. <hes> do right you know for you and that's what i love about. This is yes. Money is time and time is money and this is what you do we at for me. I i would be on the phone for eight hours. My luck would be on the phone for sixteen but that's something that you do you know how to do. It and i just did some calculations here. You're look king at this. Is i mean you said it was <hes> eight thousand fifty one eight thousand fifty one dollars eight thousand fifty one dollars that is under you. You know like two hundred around two twenty five to thirty per person per day. That's in the incredible value. You have the resorts you you have the food you have the cruising. You have everything this is i. I'm so that's a that's a very good point. <hes> scott when you break it down your vacation. The cost per day comes like like you said around two hundred thirty five dollars two hundred thirty six dollars a day and that's for per person and that's a really good value to me because when you think about a everything's being handled and i the you know like you said this is part of the dining planet. You get to pick what you want to eat. That's awesome. That's really awesome. I really like that now now. If people wanna do this this with you guys put together this incredible price for disneyland and the gosh i did it is the say disney. Slash crews out ruled disney sat slash cruz. How would they go about doing this. Do they contact act you or what do what do we do sure so there's a number of ways you can contact bay <hes> you can contact me through email which is erica a or i see a barbell b. as in boy a. r. t. h. e. l. at the magic for less dot com. You can also call me. My number is eight. One two five one eight eight seven four seven or you can find me on facebook which is facebook dot com forward forward slash erica barth l. t. a. You can also find me on the magic for less dot com website would just go into under about us and then our team and you would find may there as well. I've also on instagram but is kind of lengthy so i'll just have tommy put that in the show notes of how you can reach instagram but there's something i also wanted to touch on this a little bit about this is about the disney cruise lines. We are out the cruise dudes here. There are things on the disney cruise line that you're not gonna find on other cruise lines so for instance. You know you going to be able to schedule a character. Call say you can schedule a disney character to call your home and tell your kids you know to get them excited about your disney awesome awesome yeah this state rooms <hes> they are about twenty five percent larger than most azar standard state rooms so most other cruise lines you know they have two guests in a branding your smallest but with disney cruise line. We're talking three guests so you got some more space in there. The split bathroom design is fantastic. You know you have the two people getting ready. We've got fireworks on the disney cruise line. Who doesn't wanna see fireworks exactly the cast members. Oh my goodness the cast members. There are so many of them. They're so friendly so personable so helpful you have the rotational dining which is fantastic said they were are. You don't have to go to the same dining room every night of your cruise. You can go to a different restaurant every night. So that's super fun. They got the kids clubs so for the kids who are ages three to twelve. They can actually be an one room although they have different areas designed for those different age ranges but maybe you have how three-year-old who doesn't want to be by themselves. It's a little scared but they can be with their seven year old brother or sister cousin and they don't have to be separated like on some of the other kids clubs on different cruise lines so many adult only activities as well. I know people think disney. Cruise line is only for people with kids and that is not the case. I personally will only say all disney cruise line at this point. I just have not found anywhere anywhere else that just gives me exactly what i'm looking for and kind of that very throw back design of the cruise ship inches it just that the architecture and the inside is just beautiful and the cast members you just can't beat the disney cast members and the adult only areas are so nice and something that i have found on the cruise lines <hes> there are great options out there that are not disney depending on where you're going to sail so you might not even be able to choose disney because they might not have the itinerary but what i have found is that the adult only areas on the disney cruise line ships are are not very populated because most of the people on a disney cruise line do have children so there with their children so that makes the adult only areas very very quiet quiet whereas some of the other ships that have adult only areas. They're more populated because a lot of the people on those ships don't have children so it's kind of is all a big mix mixed together adult. You know cruise so i totally enjoy the adult only areas the first run movies that disney cruise as line. Does you know if you're out there. They're really the newest star wars movie you're gonna be able to see that on opening day and their theater and they have popcorn that yes you can get as well and craig so live stage shows fantastic. They have the <unk> boutique on the ship as well and the pirates slade where your kids can get dressed up as pirates for pirate night and mom and dad can do that as well or the girls can get dressed up as princesses if they went to so so many great great things about disney cruise line and i really encourage you to consider taking that disney cruise and even doing kind of this land and sea the type of combo <hes> again to reach me as we already talked about. You can reach me through those ways and something that we want to. I want to really make picture that you're aware of is that my services do not cost you anything in a completely frayed and people always say to me well. How are you working king for free. What i explained to them is that disney pays me so you don't have to now that being said the price is not going to be higher. If you were to price this is out on your own. You're going to come up with this. Same price that i came up with or my price could actually be less than what you your prices because if you don't know where where to look for those promotions you're gonna get a higher price and i can guarantee you. That disney is not going to call you and say mr mrs jones. We just want to let you know that we've found cheaper price for you and i do that for you. Well the price you just gave us. Is something that you've been working on so so even if somebody wanted to try to do this that promotions already going to be over by the time they get there well. It's just there's so much going on here to put together a package and everything like that and we gave you that travel challenge. You beat it. Congratulations erica and i'm so happy <hes> so so happy to learn about all this all this information. It's so wonderful. You've given us so many great things. I wanna just just wanted to say one more thing <hes> we you helped a friend of ours go on their first walt disney began. Dan and you helped him so much. They sent us. <hes> sent my wife pictures. They were crying. They were having such a good time why they were so happy with everything you'd saved them thousands of dollars i think they had tried to plan to do themselves and you save like three or four thousand dollars dollars <hes> by going through you and they were so happy <hes> they can't wait to go back. I know that their kids are so excited. They had such great and i'm telling everyone. If you're interested in this package <hes> we talked about you can reach out erica and talk to her. If you have another another idea of putting together your own package she can help you. Customize any any type of of of disney vacation and you talk to her. Give her a call and reach out to earn. I like you said oliver. Formation will be in the show nuts. I wanna thank you eric upper. Everything now one quick question i have is do they tell you i want the cruise dude special because we've never been able to say that show before say that accrues dude land in see disney special sure so here's what we will do if they say we went the crews do special. I will give them an extra booking bonus gift for telling me that so whenever you do but you're packages with me. I actually do have booking bonus gifts. That might be <hes> disney gift card. It could be starbucks. It could be disney just kind of pins on what your booking with the disney cruise signed. We're actually going to give you onboard credit whenever you book with us and that's just a way from me and the magic for less travel saying thank you for booking in with us but i will throw at something extra for that disney on the cruise dudes podcast special there guys it is. I don't even know about this and i got something extra looking. They heard so much. Thank you thank you so much. There was lots of fun. Thanks guys all right bye-bye bye-bye. Hey whoa my gosh okay. I just have to say this to erica you. Have convinced is to me to actually go back to the resort can is sorta yeah. Those guys were getting on on calling at disneyland. Dan nope can't call it disneyland how it's a resort well. The one here is at disney is becoming a disney resort yet is they actually call it the disneyland resort okay in california cornea at disneyland resort in california. Okay the only thing i want to disneyworld resort in order all right but you know what i wanna do now. Then what if i'm going to these places i wanna wanna stay on a spaceship and i don't see that happening not happening. What did you say. I want to stay on a spaceship on a towel on a spaceship. Wait a minute what they're building what the star wars hotel. You're no way yes are you serious where here or no in florida at the walt disney any real resort l._b. Yeah exactly and he'll be able to go and spend two nights there and have a complete star wars experience and you'll be able to eat there. You'll have the entertainment there and it'd be just like a cruise ship but it's going to be in space well then. That's what i was talking about it. Because you know the cruise ship they have those characters and everybody so you're telling me oh my crews and space. Yes all right so act yeah. I will be going to disney resort when it's supposed to be built. Are they going to have storm troops. They don't have they. They don't have a date set yet. I know it's under construction. I know they make they're already building this. Yes they're already working on it. They made some announcements and d twenty three expo and it's it's crazy in a lot. There's a lot of speculation out there. There's some artwork. That's out there. We saw a model model of the star cruiser and it's wait a star so it's going to look like oh yeah australia pictures off on this is <hes> it's crazy but erica. I want to say congratulations. You beat the challenge. She did beat the challenge and i was figuring it out that i mean take a look at this eight thousand dollars eight thousand dollars for four people for at least seven days or more five days five days the walt disney world resort right four days on the crew. All i'm saying seven days or more than is just even seven what i'm trying to get to seven days break that down for two thousand dollars each. That's minimal ten days break that down two thousand dollars each wow i mean you're looking at a cruise. You're looking at food. You're looking at resort. You're looking at entertainment. You're looking at rides she did it did it and i. I liked throwing it. Just say the crude special. You get something else you i mean so when you do call a rebel have our her name in our a show notes so you want the cruise dude special and you're going to get a special gift. I have no idea what it is to take care of you. Take care of exactly let me tell you i'm very happy with working with erica and we had to bring her on and definitely have her in time for the next challenge challenge exactly disneyland in europe. There's one peres yes exactly thank you erica for giving us all this information. You did a great job. You sold me yup. I am a non believer in the disneyland the era because i just i mean everybody's like oh scott. You should be okay. I like disney but i i. I don't know i've kind of grown out of that. That i had the passes i had all of that and then it became too expensive but i think i'm thinking i'm going to have to do this. So thank you erica okay. Yes thank you so scott. Was it time ago disneyland. It's time to do something. I am that flaps in the night. It's time i'm to wrap up. The show that was that sound was to wash all i can say or the pipes and thin walls in this all. I'm going to say but you know what we had. A great show was a little bit longer but i'm glad everybody enjoyed this. I mean disney is ni disney and we figured out this whole thing yup travel challenge so it doesn't want to let you guys know as as we wrap up the show that we really appreciate you sharing your our podcast. We're your friends and family and just wanted to let you know that you can find us the all over the internet so if you have an opinion shared with us about cruising or are you wanna say you have a question yeah you want to answer you. Can email us cruise a g mail dot com or you can tweet at us on twitter. The cruise dudes weren't facebook instagram <hes> pinterest and youtube just search crews dudes. You'll find us and you can call us on our voicemail line four two four two seven to nine thousand nine hundred sixteen four or two four two seven to nineteen sixteen. You know i know that number more than i do my kids i would not and if you want to join us we are going on the carnival panorama. We're going on the royal princess. We are going on this. I princess and it looks like now so in the the next six months. We have four ships. If you want to add a ship to us give us a ring. Let us know which one we should go on. Maybe we'll go on that. One too. That would be kind of fun would be fun. Oh it's time to sit back in that hotel in my cruiser. Are they going to have like the star cruiser. Star cruiser believe radium calcutta. Can i like you're not flying on the millennium. Is that only is that only on to <hes>. I wonder if they're gonna have a cantina eighteen there. They do have the cantina to all this but are you talking about the ship they they'll have definitely a place to go have something to drink. Okay erica okay. You broke me. I'm talking disney now. This is like really weird until next time everybody this is scott and <hes> coupon crews a good one <music> <music> <music> <music> <music> <music>.

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Episode 110: I have an imaginary friend

Dispatches from the Multiverse

24:03 min | Last month

Episode 110: I have an imaginary friend

"To. Max I'm an engineer and inventor, and I will thin. That's right. This is Atlanta by Wilson, and this is the biggest two thousand which opens up south dimensions every week I jump through these portals, and lately Wilson here has been come with me. We are working on finding new new home for him. Because the previous new home was kind of a bust. Yeah, YOU'RE GONNA be more careful this time and really be sure before you leaves right fully vetted. That's right. So we got the bill, two thousand fired up here to some brand new dimension that I've never been before Wilson obviously has also never been to before, and now we're gonNA. Hop through and see where it's today. Seek. Maybe it's a new home. Fingers crossed. Hope. We don't die Yeah, yeah, well. That's why this pack year full supplies. All kinds of possible herald that we might face a Taser in there. I Taylor like things. Yes, energy weapons of sorts collected a variety of things from different dimensions that are useful. Ya like power bar. score bars UC. It's probably safe to give you one. Yes, here, thief with Ramadan, but nothing no nothing's. Just there was this other Wilson at the scoreboard had a really long term impact on its good Medicare. You have got their great. Be Right Radio. Yeah all right, let's do this. This is nice. It's beach. Oh Man. It's been a while since I've been to a dimension where this beach. Wait you've been other ones beaches I. Have Yes, I went to that was much higher sea level than pretty much anywhere. Else Seattle area was a series of violence. It was pretty chill. Out We should go support. Night. Who? It's warm, nice breeze, breathe all need one of the like drinks with the like tiny umbrellas and the coconut. That would be nice. You could open up a little shack. Right here on the beach called Wilson's break. WHO say. Hello Yeah, I. Can't be hi Cathy. C! Wilson your face to face you. You're alive. I am. I? Haven't seen in so long. Yeah, and I also haven't seen you in a long time. Disappeared like Oh gosh. must've been five verse six, five. Yeah five or six. Six. Yeah! I've been around I've been traveling with my friend Max. Hi, I'm Max Max Wilson. have to see come come with me to see okay. Okay, which dragging me. Into the poorest. Here we go. Let's let's go right after. Oh. You see that bird is oh, yeah, that's a nice pretty weird I haven't seen it since you left. Why did you leave I thought maybe that I should see the sights. Get a little size boettcher. Yeah, live life to the fullest as it were. I just so happy back right? You look so different though you're just. Got Lights and stuff I do I have legs. They're pretty good shape to tanner than used to be. Yes, I've got a little bit, and he must have been far away. Come up, become with become okay. Well welcome back, thank you. Here's my mansion. It's so beautiful and grass hut. A mansion lovely mansion. Lovely mentioned. Yes, I! Put on a doorbell. See, look, look. You just have to poke this. And then this rock drops down. Oh yeah, that's nice. Do you like it? Yeah, yeah, it's great. You aren't gonNA leave again. Are you know no, no, no I'm. I mean maybe Oh am I. Oh, I mean if that's upsetting. No, I'm not leaving. Good! We wouldn't want to upset you, yeah, do you see Max? My friend what Max? Max Guy here Max kind of. It here this Guy Oh. No, this is Fred. He's a coconut tree. You plant to Fred Remember Oh. No, no not to treat day here. This guy me. Hello guy in the weird clothes. I don't understand Wilson I. Don't think she sees you. Guy Guess not okay well then I have an imaginary friend name. Max, who's next to me Oh okay here I understand. It's been hot out lately I. GET IT I. Get it right, guess. So is it just mean you hear like? Where's your friends and family whereas Oh? Oh. There around, okay. My brother David is out that way. Okay cool go, but he hasn't been back in a while either. That happened often. People disappear more often than it should. Right yeah I get that, so you just been hanging out you and me here the the mansion. Yes, you're my best friend until. Until, you left right. Yeah, sorry about that I should love to note or something right. paper tears paper here paper Pencil. Just right in the sand I should written in the sand. Maybe you should have written in the sand Wilson I should have had arms race well. Not then. Norms. Under full. Yeah, it is nice. You wiggle, do the robot. Robot there does the robot. Who Okay so is there any robots here? No, no sort of like. Evil people trying to take over the world. Super obsessed with music. No. No okay well. That's good. That's good. What's the worst thing that's happened here lately outside of me leaving well I did get a really sunburn. The other day I fell asleep while drinking a coconut. I was a lobster Yeah, that's understandable I. Can happen happens to the best of us. Yes, okay, that's good thought. Maybe I could. I probably could stay here. Yes, seems Nice so far, right? You should stay here with me forever. Yes, she seems Nice right if I don't really understand what she's saying about the arms and legs I'm confused. I thought maybe Wilson here passed away, but that doesn't sound like quite. What's going on right? You're being quiet. Sorry I was talking to my imaginary friend I. Okay I understand See I just disappeared right uh-huh, and then before that I had no arms and legs was I that way I never asked I assume you would know that. Wouldn't you know that I should know that? Shouldn't you know when I left I? Think I might have bumped my head on. Coconut. They're quite hard, yeah? I don't think I. fully remember how everything was before Oh. Well what don't you remember? A couple of little most of it. Most most all that. Oh, it seems nice, though it has a familiar feel. Yes, it's very nice. It's just look I. Put on New Palm Fronds yesterday. Oh. That's nice. The old ones were getting a little Moldy Oh yeah trade that out. Yes, keep looking sharp. Yes, legitimately SHERP. Those are sharp in front. The I don't think I I don't think he should get to Glsen. Yes, you can really get something with them. But. She what else so how long have we been here? You and I hanging out? Oh, it must have been. Goodness won't be six or seven. I think Yeah Ultra six hundred. Six or seven years mumps Oh. Maybe yes. Okay So, how many people are is this an island yet? Yes, I think so. Yes, you don't travel around very much well. There are things out in the trees you know. Things you know you used to while I. Guess You bumped your head? So things now have to be careful. Not Get too far away. I used to bring you with me all the time. Okay, I always felt safer when you're with me. Was it like you get the carrying a backpack or something? No arms and legs, no, just in my hands. I'm just under the Armenia okay football hold. You told me like Oh, I'm sure yeah, that sounds very comforting. Okay, so I was smaller than I. Am now I? mean. I'm pretty thin been working out, but I don't know if I fit under your arm like that well, you are quite light. That's weird strong. Yeah, Oh, yeah, very strong, crazy, strong manly! The guns to this is a pretty impressive hot. She has to be pretty strong to have constructed this I'm it looks well used. Yeah, that's true. That's true Oh that you have to be strong to who built this hut. Yes I've never seen a four story hut before at. Isn't it beautiful? Yeah. It's impressive. I. Don't see any signs of machinery around I think she built this by hand. Oh Max asking if you did you build this by hand. Yes, you used to supervise supervise. At sounds about right. That's what I'm going to make. Sure people doing the work right? Yeah, yeah, island supervisor! How does that sound sounds pretty good it that I'll just random question. Do you have those little umbrellas that you put in the drinks? Let me check I. Might I might hear follow me? Follow me, okay? Yes, just don't trip over the the rug. It pulls up a little bit. shavings and everything, but come just follow me. Follow me Lemme just route through middle trash. Can here I might have some. I've collected a lot of things I. Call it my refrigerator. Let me see. Well I found this. This is one. That would work maybe independent, I guess. Maybe it doesn't have to all the little connector bits, but I think it could work right at handmade to does seen Hammy. In fact, everything looks handmade here. The only thing I saw maybe it wasn't handmade was a few cardboard boxes right? Yes, Oh, she's been doing all of Intersex. Yeah yes, I do everything and you help, but now you've got arms and lakes so now I could really use a hand sometimes. Right, it could be even more helpful. Yes so, what do we eat here on the island yeats. Oh, well. You didn't like to eat as much, but I used to give you some coconuts and you like those. Coca there's this little red squirrel creature I have my little, my token stick and I go out and find them and I make a little fire, and you never liked it very much, but used to leave them for me, said I needed the more. No, okay, let's. I'm kind of giving person, so it makes sense you are. You're the best. Thank you. Thank you. It's so nice of you, Wilson. Yeah. So, again, like not a Lotta. People around here doesn't look like I didn't see any signs of other hats. No thereby by out right now. Yes, they're out. They're out out. Yes, the other huts are out. What does she mean by that? You mean okay, so you mean like the other huts are out or like. People are out. Yes, yes, and how many would you say? There are many other people are there? Oh, I don't know I haven't counted. Am Wilson. We've got a little more time here. Maybe we should make our way to like nearest village or something and try to meet a few more people. Yeah, good. Yeah, okay. If he's thinking about saying here, we should probably meet more than just this one person who for some reason can't see or hear. That aspect is a little disconcerting. But you know probably before I with women mostly I'm sure, but I have experienced something similar. About women nothing nothing. Oh, she's talking to Max here. This Mexican lady troubles. Yes probably. Find in that department thinking that we should go check out the nearest village and see what the other people are like an can just hang out with them. Oh. Well, it's getting dark. Recommend going out right now. It's far getting dark, it's. Two in the afternoon. Yeah, I think plenty like. Does the sun move faster here or faster? Wilson Best. It's the heat stroke I think and the coca to the head back I understand, right? So village far. How far would you say like half day couple hours? Oh, it's quite far I. don't recommend going there anytime soon, so we don't. We don't go there very often. No, is there a reason why we don't go like not very nice people. It's just far. That's all that's. About it, it's fine, just just libby. Just fix your hair, 'cause. It's okay I didn't have that before, but it's okay. I'm just GONNA have. Just. Let me have hair. No heck wrong with this world. Is this place I'm in? Nothing okay, so I was A. Tiny person with no arms, no legs no hair. Who didn't eat much? I look like one of those hairless cats. I didn't think so no. What what's going back had I don't know what's going on here. I'm getting a little concerned. We'll send. It seems mostly okay. There's just like a vague frightening. Feeling frightened scared. No, no, no I was Max scared Oh. Maybe we should get her to to tell you a little more about your parent. Disappearance that I feel like that may be a key to all of this. Hey! Hey since I can't really remember everything clearly. Could you go over what happened just before I vanish. Oh Yes yes, I can. Well. We were down by the beach and I was smashing up. Some officers to you know have for lunch. It was going to be very very tasty, but then you know we were sitting there and the waves were starting to come in and then. I got very busy with choice tres and I I didn't pay attention to you and I'm really sorry. I'm really sorry, and then I turned around. If you're God and I I don't I don't know what happened. You just delay. It's okay, it's okay. It's fine. I'm back. I'm back. So did like did maybe the water get me? okay got. Pulled under I. Guess It's broken. Swim very well without you were quite good at swimming. We used to go swimming all the time in the waterfall. Really okay swim without every hands, feet or well I guess you were good at floating. Float! You're you're the best I can I can. I can hold you underwater. Flip right back up. Get Bows right back up. Yeah, she signed his say that floated away. Maybe I still don't feel enlightened as to. What's what's going on here? Yeah, or rather who or what this other Wilson was did I maybe float away in the ocean. Well. You'd ever had before I. Thought You just left me? Right. Did I talk a lot? Before all the time? You were very chat chatree. Okay, okay. You're very talkative and very human like I. Don't understand it. Yeah, I don't either okay. If she's talking about another version of you great and this person comes back. That could be a real problem right, but it doesn't sound like she's talking about a person at all, so I'm just so confused. Yeah, are you? You eating the Mexican I am sorry to have some kind of sentient orbs, and this dimension and Friendship Orb rate I don't know I'm trying to think of maybe technological explanation for this. This whole thing is just so confusing very new. Yes, Hey, so was I I was in robot. Right, not a robot. No and I wasn't like a bubble. That could talk I suppose you could say you were a bubble. That could be one word for it yet, but it's okay you're you're you've now got an idea? Yeah, ask her to try a picture of you in the sand. Okay maximum great idea. Oh, could you draw a picture of what I look like in the sand? Yes, I can I can I'm the I'm a very good dry. Okay, just just let me find good staff. You got to have a good stick if you do good. See. This one. Yes, yes, this one I haven't used this one on the squirrels yet. Okay, let me just just got a little circle got this. Lights and Yeah Yeah Okay. Yes, I had! How do you like? I don't feel all that much more enlightened pretty good. Yeah, so. I forgot part. Hang on, let me let me just destroy your name. Your you had your name on it. Your name card is very cute. I have my name printed on. Me Yes now. What! Is it can't be right I. Mean it could be. You're probably getting is funny. That kind of looks like I, was volleyball oh? Yes, that's a good word for it. Yes, yes, I think so yes! Really, yes. talking volleyball. Is there a lot I mean benefit of the doubt here. do all or it's equipment. Talk good questions. It could be I. Don't think so okay, okay? Maybe it's a smart volleyball. was I special kind of voidable? Like advanced I'd like a microchip in me. I thought you were very special. was like a kid volleyball? Right like a Teddy Robin. Volleyball. I don't understand. batteries or ask Asi feared. Batteries Dia batteries the batteries and timing. Oh haven't seen batteries. What no no no penalties. Sounds just like a regular malleable. Well, that's that's mentioning information yes. Wilson Yeah. Does this seem a lot like that movie to You Romi? Castaway castaway Cay with Peter Scolari, but I don't know the the Tom Hanks one. He ends up abandoned on an island. Pound hangs plane crashes. He's there all alone, right? He hangs out with football football. No of Ali. Ball was July just just like she just drew there. No, no wasn't bibles. Football keep forgetting from another. Dimension Oh dear. Version of the movie must be different than mine. Yeah, like Tom Hanks went on behalf. Tom Hanks really. What are you talking about? You mean the President Tom Hanks the president's. Did she just say Tom Hanks is president here Tom. Hanks is is the president here. Valley was last night. Check well. That's promising. Yeah, that's actually not bad. Oh, yeah, he seemed Nice. Why are you surprised by Tom Hanks because he didn't really do anything after bosom buddies. You got a lot of catching up to do when we get back really. I'm so happy you're big now. And so handsome, I'll thank you. Do feel like I'm I look attractive than volleyball. Bar. That's true well. So it's just you me. On the island, really no other people. Oh, there's there around rate. Yeah, there's this far away right I. Don't know if there's really any other people here right. I mean May- maybe here as in in this world, but if this is an island, I think she may be the only one here right. I think that. What are you thinking I'm thinking this is a great place it is. It's beautiful, yeah. Okay? I think so what I need to do now. Since I have this whole body. I had one too many coconut juices and I need to go to the little. Palm Trees Room Oh. Okay I understand you can go I built it's. It's right down that way. If you forgot. It's just like a couple of minutes south you know down wind and all that so it up with I. Don't remember, but it's down there and we can't smell it, so you go down there and I'll be waiting for you when you come back. Okay I'll see a little bit then okay. I can't wait to see you when you come back again I'm so happy you're back. Let's. Let. That's how they're just taking my imaginary friend Max with me. Oh the trees open up in this direction and beach. Okay all right I. Think we're far enough away. Yeah, yeah, it's. Really annoying though man sweet beach. Was a nice hot. Yes, I've never seen a hut more president. Especially knowing that it was handmade, right, let's head back right. We'll strategies. Yeah, let's open the quarterback. Great. All right don't growth. Well we should probably shut the wait a minute. I think I have. The Shelf. Yeah here. It is oh brand new still in the box Wilson Volleyball. And we should just throw this back through for we should totally might be a little confused way. Turn back in volleyball, right and like probably cleaner and newer. Yeah, yeah, either way though it's probably better for her than the separation anxiety. You feel that you just came back in the left immediately, so I liked it feels good. Let's just just toss it on through wally or take it out of the box I. I Wait I'm going to sign it. Okay Wilson Love Wilson Berties right. You've hope. The buck all right well. Let's shut the portal down. Okay, so we'll put that one on the Megan. Back and and try to investigate if there's some other islands or some sort of. More normal civilization that you could visit and maybe integrate into I mean that seems like a definite. Maybe it seemed like a lot like the one that I visited where the sea level was just real high, and so there were other islands in the Seattle area, and that's just one island, and the city is on another island or something, although you'd think if it was closer that she would have had some sort of interaction with compensation, and it doesn't didn't seem like she interacted with civilization. While or anybody in yeah yeah. So I, don't know I i. Who knows how she got there? Or how far away you know society is, but we might be able to go back and figure that out. Put Down as maybe I'm glad all right well I next week. We'll try something else in save. Maybe we have a little bit better. Now! Dispatches from the multi verse is produced by Tim Ellis starring sculpture off as better to be lost than never to beached at all Wilson and Tim Ellis as Max with special guests Suzanne. 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Vacations + Hurricanes

MouseChat.net Disney, Universal, Orlando FL News

44:18 min | 10 months ago

Vacations + Hurricanes

"I am welcome out yet it's still speed today Lauren and happy are you guys doing hi how are you great to keep you up to date on what's going on and what's Disney doing and are they gonNA close the parks or not and as soon as that information comes out other things that are always going on at Disneyworld and of course while we were there a hurricane look like it was going to hit Orlando so we thought we'd do a show I mean nobody really knows just like that hurricane until it's really right there I mean you can get an idea that it might be going there but we went to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights and we did with the kids and we did that and then I drove back from Universal Studios in Orlando we'll have any in or able to pass it on but so they did close the parks this sometimes they closed the parks seems like they're closing the parks more often than they used to in the past Disney and you know they're not gonNA cancel reservations or whatever a week out so that's that's one of the things but if you book with a travel agent then you know they have the FRAC with Disney quickly jotting down my instant pot strategy for next week so there you go well you have pizza here so we're good so and then she headed off to Miami to a conference for travel and then she's there and then then she's in the Bahamas inclusive and weddings if you wanted to a wedding or just regular vacation so they're all going there for four or five days and I'll still be here but yes so all the sometimes we have clients calling you know I see there's a hurricane that was in the general vicinity might be there in a week and and what should I do but air ten minutes later hey during are you coming out who all's they're notorious no no with lose nemo in finding Dory N- no yeah that's that's the thing with going to Disneyworld this time of year and then you know a a week before hintz hurricane seasons as of late and the storms are staying on track a little on what to do at Disneyworld if a hurricane is coming you know it was yes and it wasn't then it was like it was a two week adventure I get some fish sharpie time I like Mrs Sharpie Time Yeah so you can we will report back on beaches resorts and sandals resorts think for a little bit but we were recently all of us were at Disney world for the mouth shut meet up and to renfrew star wars galaxies edge and a multitude you either come ashore or stay out there but in the end we're glad jury and decided to stay out to sea so the stuff was sandals and beaches resorts are you en- warriner aren't you going there I will be there yes and surpise wife Jessie therapies will be there at settling on fourth down safe so the home as well I'm I'm on Solo Dad duty over here when I first started with Pixie we may be traveled I don't know eight to ten clients a year but then once our client count the impact central Florida and what the seasons are and what I what I found was peak season the honest to goodness I felt like Dory I'm was just like you know I'm just GonNa hang out here a bit longer than what they historically have and about two years ago I I did will leave we started to take up where where we had clients travelling at least every month that was kind of where I started to do a little bit of research on how much hurricane well I think the the the the really big part of that is not only the we've had some very in are really starting to get into having more and more and more and more clients traveling on a very regular basis because when we first started when when but over the last Hundred Years on September tenth there have been in the Atlantic Basin for hurricanes is September tenth so you go in like the two to three weeks prior to September knbr ten or the two to three weeks after September tenth what you're most likely going to find is that you're going to have at least there maybe I wal- I saw I saw one name on facebook that said Hey Doreen are you coming like yeah I'll be right fifty storms within that hundred years that have been active in the Atlantic Basin as a hurricane on September tenth East one named storm in the Atlantic Basin at that time whether it's a tropical depression whether it's just something that's kind of loosely forming or whether it's a bona fide hurricane hurricane in the Atlantic basin or not so fifty fifty percent shot as you get closer in to that November range you read more of a ten percent Austin the gray hit Houston never close them a now it seems to happen more and more NAM Yeah October Twentieth So August Twentieth October twentieth you run anywhere between the twenty to fifty percent chance of having an active hurricane in the Atlantic basin shot and if you back up into the very early part of hurricane season is say for instance between July tenth and August first so you really that September tenth week you're looking at a fifty fifty shot as to whether there's going to be a hurricane in the Atlantic basin not saying it's headed toward central Florida but an active you run less than less than five percent chance so that really ticks up beyond a twenty percent chance beginning August twentieth and ending about I think I've only really encountered where Disney has closed three times in ten years so that's something that can Disney now that doesn't tell people how safe I think Disney is in the event so and that's my meteorology report but what you have to realize to with that is that that doesn't necessarily mean that you shouldn't travel during that time absolute that are too because in reality it means that the storm doesn't actually hit the Orlando era airport air area so with the fifty percent a couple years ago we were we had so many people in Orlando there were there were some palm trees that you know maybe tipped over there I mean honestly in my like my kids are in Florida there on the West Coast of Florida in college my evacuation plan is to send them to of a storm nothing will because those two are my prized possessions worms that have come as far inland sign up for it they volunteer to do it so you are in the best of hands if you do have to be Disney during a storm now here's the Mansa doesn't mean it's going to hit Florida it means it could hit somewhere out in the Caribbean it means a lot of different things so don't get scared by that fifty parks open an absolute last moment that that they have to get guests out of the parks in order to finish their securing Louis it just means you need to be prepared for a possibility of something to happen in all the years that we've been doing this side to being in Disney during hurricane it is the quietest time ever to be Disney everything is walker and they leave the and she was like I would do that again you know you you can't don't rip the band now there's times that it's really really crazy and you can't go and and done major damage in your Orlando area is extremely low right and Disney has backup generators they have plenty of food a day early and she was like yeah I'm like yeah I'm like if you can leave tomorrow change your flight and leave tomorrow and she was like okay and they don't believe they have a room set aside for them to to rotate sleeping so they do get rest but they are there to help to make sure everything is moving smoothly and you sat number also you still can travel during that time just WanNa know what you're dealing with and that was why we wanted to show and then we've had of all the of of prop pieces and plantings and things of that Nature Halloween horror nights this year not Halloween you did Mickey's nuts aw move their trips and have you know start freaking out and the thing is is that if the storm doesn't hit you WanNa be in Disney you know that is literally your best time ever to go to Disney I had somebody during the storm last year and everything in a couple of hours it was crazy but that's what I mean like so people hear the word hurricane and they jumped the gun real quick and cancelled their trips was not a lot of damage most of Lauretta residents end up going to Orlando to escape the Orlando is probably they actually put Hurricane Stefan onto a seventy two hour mode were they are there for seventy two hours yeah they don't they don't leave the storms the the one before it was Irma the one that was before would ask right wasn't it Labor Day last year was it a Hurricane Irma I forget and I called her up and she was supposed to leave the day the storm was supposed to have and I called her up I said go a day early and she's like what am I characters in the lobby they fed them she had a great time when the park opened that day she went to the park and she had the best time and it rains a lot but it rains a lot you know like one of those big storms and it gets real windy and lightning and thundering and in Florida pretty much every day at three o'clock yeah I've actually contemplated flying down there during one you'll be more likely to do that now because your kids are there Burma was was that last would I don't think it was Labor Day thing was a little later in September but even that storm so scary Halloween Party when and and it sounded like Lacrosse that were really low because the potential racing was walk on I mean we did ships with all the hotels in that area to ensure that they have safe refuge especially for the right I mean the crowds are so low it's like hello this is like guaranteed low crowd time and then it then it passes through and then the skies clearer evacuate evacuate the camp ground move everyone from the campground into Disney hotels everyone that can fit and they have they have other hotels that they can kind of that's the other thing so like I mean we were all down there right were you guys all getting text messages to everybody Oh my God there's a hurricane coming to Florida are you leaving to hurricane but we're just saying take the time to think about it before you go before you cancel because if you cancel you're missing out on a great opportunity be down there wants to storm settle the first area of impact that Disney considers is the campground that's the first thing that they she did and she hunkered down on Saturday which was her travel day anyway normally so she was she wasn't losing a day and she hunkered down in the storm and hung out and had I know I hadn't heard you know and I'm like looking around like the skies are blue it's hot it's gorgeous I'm like no hurricane here the tropical storm in your to go and his knees than there for almost fifty years ago so yeah and we're not endorsing you know heading into thing it was there was nothing at all so yeah and every time I lived in Florida and I worked at Disneyworld and I I've done it all and there's been a few that have come through it's the parks and they have things going on in the lobbies of the hotels they sometimes have the characters show up so it's definitely the place to be to be was it Fort Wilderness Campground and then the cabins as well now they do a great job you know came down to if all of the Disney resort hotels are fulfilled they go then to the Disney Springs Area Hotels Disney has cooperative oh and that's okay move your flight change your dates but don't pull the plug too easy 'cause you know Disney's a really good place during hurricane entertained I mean there's no lack of stuff going on now and safety and food and electricity and you know so the parks were shut down before they get the park's open they gave everybody free entry into Disney while they got everything reopened for the park said really do a great job with with handling it and keeping people entertained I had somebody down there a couple years ago during one of them and sort of one comes in you're on the coast but you definitely yeah so you you move to an hour and a half inland and usually by then it becomes summer usually but yeah so I've never and then I lived in Sarasota I grew up there and then I you know they were always tropical storms you don't want to be in mm seemed odd that they closed so early before and then then we had people that were with us they had safely and not the first people to leave three days before something might happen but I I don't know so that's that was what there was no rain no nothing it did not even rain there was no win rain no was back when which call it was open what was the indoor arcade drawing a blank Disney quest yeah when Disney quest was open therefore you know what I mean if that's how they're going to say it then every hotel should close on that Thursday and go home and prepare but the but the the people that work there could go home and prepare for the hurricane so but that's the one thing that everybody needs to evacuate or land is an so I feel like if you're in that position like you're a firefighter or you're a police officer than you work or you're working at the they leave early and then the airport opens back up because they jumped the gun and but then they've already rented a car and they're already on their way Woah then everybody would leave so I I don't understand how that logic works for them it's weird on either but likely they did it and then they closed it again and then it never even got anyway but yeah it's you know I do feel like Orlando International Airport pulled the trigger to quick on closing the airport to get that you want everybody to be safe but that's not everybody that's just that's then then you're forgetting about the people that drive the buses and the people that work at Disney and the people is a big best done well yeah the whole the whole thing with with Orlando international a here's my thing I go back and forth on that one I I do feel like it was a little too quick 'cause they pulled that on Thursday it was way too early uh-huh and you know so I don't understand why that you know then then the hotel workers should close the hotels and go home prepare vital critical artery to get in and out of Orlando is the only thing that says oh we have to close our workers can go home and prepare for the hurricane and right decision to to close early but I can't say that their decision ended up causing more problems than it solved it didn't even waited even cup so here's my other thing if every place I so they said they closed channel I when they made that call it really appeared as though Dorian was on a direct track Orlando but then the storms and walked the rest of the way home and I managed to get home but it so the so then after that then they're gun shy you know what I'm so now it's we got to see the the staged fullback of the different show elements So when we were in epcot on slow down and it's pats shifted a I think they I can't say whether or not they made great medicine again I get that they were trying to keep people safe I I really do but I do it was I do Friday deal with it and leaving early or cancelling or trying to rent cars or trying to change flights but yeah we got out fine and everything was ever been to epcot in the summer you know that those they're everywhere there are two of them on most lampposts all sorts of different hanging baskets they were all gone so you can just imagine the the staffing that it takes in order to pull all of those down after the park closed I mean I under what happens is it's like here with school we had an ice storm one year and everybody got stuck at school or they got don't have enough equipment so like kids were all over the place in parents role for like two days until bought out enough and I like left my car somewhere so it's it's top either way but yeah the other Anything in general with so I mean for us we were just there in I just you know watched people art than those are the positions where you work to get people let's say players you need those are the people that worked make sure you're safe and you get out Saturday we noticed that they had removed all of the hanging baskets from all of the streetlamps from all around world showcase lagoon so if all were they had like essentially like the basic giant Saran wrap that they wrap pallets with were they had there's a little they don't normally pull the plug that quack was was like I did a norm but they don't normally pull it that orse or find a new hotel and then they're in their flights are not cancelled even though the airport's woes and so then they're renting a car and the has how they roll that plan out how that plan is in stages and how that plan not only protects their assets but also protects guests because okay anything else on Disney world with hurricanes if not we can move onto Z. cruise line with hurricane I think the coolest thing you grow how did you know renting cars and closed the car rental companies trying to get out there trying to rent cars and they're trying to used on Friday night for them to all be gone on Saturday it will it it really is awesome how much of a plan that Disney Agan looks like it could snow on Wednesday so no school and then it's sunny and sixty degrees you're like okay will the of the experience that we had while we were there is because we were in the parks in the days leading up to the predicted storm apt all like outdoor furniture and things like that to Kinda masset together the I saw that one of the restaurants at Disney Springs they attached trash cans so they they over that's what kind of happens and then they don't want to get in trouble for not acting soon enough Arthur job and so you couldn't and people were stuck on the interstate and people because the roads rice and there's no nothing they can do in Atlanta to get I agree I know it was on divide there we need these back we were is to light posts so everything that is not anchored down is secured to something or totally removed yeah they do it amazes me how they take those spires off every year when I'm in the magic kingdom when they bring that crane in Col- those fires off Mickey ice cream bars free snacks free popcorn you I mean everything and then they had a line set up where they checked you in recovery center for everybody that was going to be on the ship and they had the characters in their to entertain the kids they had games they had re years ago we were going to do a Disney cruise and we drove and we stayed the night before at Disneyworld so he being in Florida so cruise line I can give you my quick story then Sharpie has a story about Disney cruise line Oh well it was put together and I kept thinking if I was on another cruise line they would say yeah we're not there what does posted but yes they don't take them off but they they are permanently attached so but yeah they do amazing job at dizzy to a port canaveral to get on the ship and there was no ship and I was like we're supposed to be boarding the cruise ship and there's nothing here so then we called is the riotous tomorrow and that would be it there would there was nothing you know there would be nothing but we so we go to Kat we park they get us would be about an hour from the port and then we got up in the morning and we drove I think this was before the APP and all that stuff and we drove to so yeah so we I quickly looked in every place in Orlando was sold out in at the Disney resort as I drove back to walt disneyworld and they said they're like yes it's got stuck because of the weather and the Bahamas and a can't leave the the castaway Cay island it's tied up you know Dr Back to Disneyworld and go to Epcot and they have a command stations set up there and it was amazing how terribly annoys me I know I saw the post and I was like Oh here it is again there's a crane like redoing the spires from years ago and we're giving everybody park tickets for today we have buses to take everybody there tomorrow we drove so we were gonNA drive again tomorrow and here's tickets to get into epcot they take us to the wonders of life pavilion which was they had turned into a like recovery center it was like a total Disney was sold out already so they booked hotels off Disney property and paid for them for everybody the stat and provided the hurricane re awesome complain about being a castaway Cay Long Island during a storm that might you know some some pretty substantial winds and rain and everything going on but it's the same I think is like you said Laura I think it's the safest place to be if you're getting on the ship and they explain to you what was happening and why the ship wasn't there and that they couldn't get out of the thing but it would be back tomorrow hours they put all that together and staffed with and pulled all that off and then crazy yeah it's amazing so that so all those people got an extra day and they're stuck in castaway cay until the storm passes and then they can come back to Florida so they ever get stuck anywhere in the world it was unbelievable so yeah so it was all taken care of and then the next day we got you know we stayed at a hotel property they covered everything we went gently though what what I've observed is Disney of course does he does all they can to avoid tropical systems you know any other cruise line I can't imagine they would do any of that they would say it's a natural thing something happened the weather you know find a place pay for it on your own make me a little more knows you're on the on the ship the ship's tied up there so you're you're docked and it's tight it's I'd open anchored in there so but what's the difference it's Disney they can they can pull things off that's the beauty of them that's why they get the big bucks and to send everyone back to entertain them get get them all set up yeah that's that's pretty pretty amazing setup Tehmina they have mad they have all those Disney cruise line buses they have yeah they have everything at their disposal and they have all the relationships with outside hotels even if they're sold out transportation who those hotels it was unbelievable for all for what else that's pretty incredible and they fit what like five to six thousand people on those ships to do that is what really makes the biggest difference what other cruise line is going to have that type of facility inland to avoid the storms but then I've also seen them alter itineraries in the Caribbean say for instance there's a tropical system in the eastern Caribbean yes the refund you're going to get for your miss days here's a credit for your next cruise here's how you're being compensated which was more than fair it was personalist so totally upset that Disney didn't let them know that they weren't actually going to get to go on shore at castaway cay up doing was doing an entire port day in New York City everyone can come back to the ship Tuesday night and then they would disembark the ship on Wednesday facebook post with the rain they are not removing the spires so finally I saw always be an ins this date this is our planned itinerary but we do not guarantee a stop or access to the port at any of these places the the Disney magic left last week on transatlantic cruise from Dover they did it was just a stop there to unload relief supplies when you book a cruise you say I am booking a cruise that starts this date the Disney cruise lines I ever stop in Northern Ireland but then they're headed across and they were going to do one of the Canadian maritime provinces so despite the disruption they still provided a really cool port experience by going into New York a day early bottom of it they got into New York on off either late late Monday night early Tuesday morning but what they ended oh they can pull amazing things in in like twenty four hours I mean there there was literally I mean between twelve and twenty will make a western Caribbean cruise and recently and I have to bring this up there there was someone on a Disney cruise immediately reports and then they're gonNa new Bar Harbor Maine and then on down to New York City however because Umberto was still inactive who on the ship the next day and and did our crews and it was a shorter day but they went way above and beyond so I have to era of you they're going to feed you there's going to be entertainment on the ship and you're going to have a good time as long as you don't get ahead of yourself and saying well we didn't moment especially in the midst of hurricane season and you can't really be upset about it because you're going to be on a cruise ship they're going to take was it Kabo I don't know but they'll change it I can't remember they change it up or they take it off future itineraries or or that's where I would head and it seems like every time a storm comes through there it is down to a storm when it goes through their and it still got Saint Martin got hit really bad a year or so ago and or Puerto Rico even and then they you know they slowly start going back to those ports one live in the North Atlantic they had to sail south to avoid the hurricane I think might even just a tropical storm at that point but they sailed south around the we can change the itinerary at our will based on need necessity and guest safety and and I will let you know when the ships back so yeah really exceeded my expectations and decorative and the fact that Disney has the facilities hurricanes roll with it plan for it if you're traveling anytime between middle of July I to December you have to keep an eye on the Atlantic two weeks ahead of your your planned trip remember the majority of in stopping at Castaway Cay they stopped their unload hurricane relief supplies that dizzy was donating to the Bahamas and the above gets removed and the cruise line scrambled to move things around so yeah they there's awesome things changing or optical systems start somewhere off the vicinity of the coast of Africa so it can take them a week or more to make progress through the around those storms are acting up and I on the way to Canada on from New York an eye on out to see we can't make the water a little rougher depending on where you're at anything else on weather does an amazing job on on that the only I was on a cruise once I caught the tail end I mean even when they tried to avoid those things you know the seas to Up to New England I think when I had I had a rough night where the the ship was rocking our crews they the State Department released a travel advisory for Mazatlan and we end up spending two days in had and things were causing turning more than normal but I think we caught some other sees at the end of a hurricane even though the hurricane is plans call your travel agent they can make the change for you you can continue enjoying your vacation and what you can make the bad weather I know we have shows on this but a couple of quick things they have ponchos at the parks and they have unbrellas bought an umbrella on my last for a cane trip because I thought the thanks you know did sharp I have another quick thing but did you ate it did you do anything on cruise with hurricane or any Mexican Riviera Sharpie we didn't we go mas lawn and then I think Moslem became non tourist friendly or one of those ports yeah about a week and a half before the part of the islands of the Bahamas completely got leveled it so annoying and they've they you know on our crews they had most out of it as you go and even when it rains we have shows on Disney and the rain and yours indoor activities here's things at Disney sprint unbelievable and here's a guest service person you know is there anything else we can do for you it was amazing how well they took care of Odi and take a few cruises those to roll with it yeah and it's usually not the norm but something can something you come up but Disney out of all of the antic just be prepared for for interruption or be prepared to take advantage of the timeline of the store and then just for did General Disney another great time to use a travel agent because would you rather be enjoying your vacation while your travel agent takes care of any re- booking or anything of that nature is ideas comments you can go over to Our facebook page or facebook group and leave them there I think our facebook group is the best following Hurricane Doreen and they were just distraught that Disney had changed the port plans and instead of actually going net and then you can find us on pretty much any IOS devise android device hopefully anywhere you look spotify book a cruise you have to go into understanding that yes this like say for instance these three Puerto ports of call may be planned but that can change it things here's things in Orlando here's the hotel activities you know here's how to still have an amazing vacation if you in it and it's not often that you yes I was I was furious when I read that I was like come on people how insensitive can you be to to the Bahamas who just unusually the storms come and go and they you know and then the sun comes right back out but yeah if you if you have a couple of rainy days we have shows the cover the further out islands were hardly even 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Top Tips for Romance at Walt Disney World

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Top Tips for Romance at Walt Disney World

"I'm Lisa enjoying Out A sharpie and happy birthday sharpie. uh-huh Steve I hope it's quite magical day. Working as the work was crazy. It was busy. But that's that's like here an adult. Okay you gotTa admit you got some pretty good ponds birthday funds No I saw some puns on the house to the page. We got him. We got him. Good well I laugh anyway. Oh righties you know. It doesn't take a lot of us right now. It sounds a true. Just just a few good puns. That's it I was gonna say you can say the same about our listeners. Doesn't take a lot to amuse them are all right on today's show. WE'RE GONNA BE Talking Romance Valentine's Day it's coming up. It's almost here. It is almost so if you haven't made if you're going to be at Walt. Disney World Disneyland Dizzy crews anything Disney Related Valentine's this guy or anytime around the or any romantic honeymoon wedding. Whatever uses tips for any of them and multi purpose? The thing to remember is it doesn't have to be Valentine's Day to have a a nice nice romantic evening At disneyworld nope get any time. Most people I've talked to would not associate Disneyworld with romance because they don't they look at it as a kids vacation waiting eating in Lyons rides but if you do it right there is so many things to do there. More than Gosh almost anywhere Go into a park. There's there's so many things to do outside of the park's like chirpy saying that are the nominal for an evening. I think we're going to have a lot of similar answers news and what I would like to do is an go keep going in and around until we run out and if you hear one that is on your list crossed out and we'll see where we end up We'll let sharpie give it a go and He can kick it off as the birthday birthday boy. So what would you. What would you like me to do? I just you know to pick one. You get to pick one romantic pantic thing that you could do at Disney but only one. Because we're going to repeat a lot of these like like if you do all yours then I'm going to be left nothing soon. So okay so go I'm GONNA start first with one of the high price tag And that is a couples massage so not in the parks. You don't have to have a ticket for it But yeah it's an option and if planned well enough in advance you could do an in room couples massage or you could go to one of the spas stat that that's that's my first one and probably definitely with with which spa the largest price tag. If you were going to pick a spa at Walt Disney world which when we do go to which resorts vying essence we when we did a couples massage. We did ours at the thirty and so their their own dedicated mentioned mentioned that one. That's that's a good one The the SPA over at Saratoga Springs is very nice. Yeah I would think of those two would be the top two or to be the Grand Floridian also think certain springs has got nice facilities as much as I pick on Saratoga Springs I do. I think that there are a spa. Facilities are pretty good. All right I see shit. Spies very nice. The The fitness center is is very nice. So yeah you know I it. It's not a bad replace. It just doesn't it doesn't take a lot of people's fancy does that's yeah because he doesn't have a really kind of over the top teaming. It is very it if you understand the whole theme mm-hmm of of Saratoga Springs mineral spa area racehorses that like you get that feeling but it's more just a beautiful atmosphere so I'm assange for two at Disney's Saratoga Springs A fifty minute massage would be two hundred ninety dollars and eighty minute massage would be four hundred dollars so and campaigning in comparison. Listen to people's single massage is one forty five and then a Eighty minute is two hundred. So you're not paying unlike way more just because it's for two people You're paying the same price for each person. Essentially so and then of course taxes and gratuity in that kind of stuff there as well but you know and then you can also add on enhancements hydrating hander foot enhancement warm oil scalp enhancement. Warm stone or bamboo exfoliating sugar scrub therapy. They all that stuff sounds good. There is also an. I don't know because I have not into the SPA facilities. There's a four seasons on Property I think we'll probably have amazing SPA as well. Well we get to that we use a longtime when I open it was and I don't remember remember I just remember. We stayed the night and we got a room and read some of the restaurants and had artists and looked at the pools and allow dinner. Everything yeah that was not great but everything else was pretty good If you want to make a full day of it they offer a six six our SPA package my six seventy five per person so if you want to make a full day of it and you're looking looking at a big ticket thing you do that six hours of spa treatments and then of course they have the Kinda lounge area with the the sauna and the hot job so you could. You could make a day of. It is scary price bank manicure pedicure. The includes their stare citrus groves signature massage Facial facial an additional body treatment. Yeah you could really be Quite posh For the day. Yes we know. Steve Likes to be quite posh in his in his shorty robe yes. I don't think I've had a massage Jason. I think you are traumatized by that. Steve along everyone else in that spot was unintelligent story. You have to sign the old show to find that story. Lean Ju funny. All Right Steve You WANNA go so. I'll go sharp L. ALL UH Go on the other extreme for everyone so If your team is not going to cost anything leisure Freebie as well. It's it's not that extreme extreme but so at the Walt Disney Parks Disneyland Parks like around Valentine's Day or special special events like this. They always have little themed things so so if you just want to go get a Valentine's themed cupcake or acute heart cookie or any little specialty desserts. It's the Disney parks do not Disappoint when it comes to coming up with cute tasty little treats that cost you know. I don't know four to Six dollars that allow you to do something simple and something cute And then if you're over at up cod also in the way of treats that Armel shop over in Germany always has like chocolate dipped strawberries which are good for Valentine's Day or anytime any day is a good day for chocolate dipped strawberry and less your me other so good none for you? Now Steve loves them and why gun he keeps forgetting and I don't like shoot awkward on my strawberries robberies. So I'll I'll let him. I don't I don't know why it was so good service L.. Let's see a lot of a lot of people have had the dark chocolate with stories ever or had no chocolate with strawberries. I would be more apt to have milk chocolate. I'm more of a milk chocolate dark chocolate but I'll get the I'll even make the chocolate covered. Strawberries for Steve Fancy with the two colors or three color like little cuck CDO strawberries in the little white. The little dots on there so much cheaper to make on your own. I did that last year for Valentine's ridiculous for some reason chocolate covered. Strawberries are like gold but they are planning alcee. I'll let Steve Steve like French off the chocolate and then only the strawberry. But I just don't like chocolate strawberry so good. I don't like chocolate with a lot of things. So yeah that's my marshmallows. We good oh they have all that kind of stuff too and they have cute little picky many of treats usually for Valentine's Day. So yeah so if you're in the Parks Doan any of the candy stores confectionary Dizzy Springs has so many little chocolate stores and bakeries that we. I'm sure we'll get to later as one of the things as well And then it has that really good. Germany pavilion has all kinds of great things dipped in Caramel or France. Okay thing the weather's Yeah the CARAMEL CUCCIA. I'm sure I butchered that. Ah It's so good you have You have the opportunity to go into the Carmel Store in Germany and you get to pick three things two of which I must like. What are you going to pick A water two more. Yeah go water come on. I don't know the Caramel corn the popcorn e stuff popcorn with the stuff. That's one the Caramel corn one waters to elk horn. You don't do the CARAMELS Caramel. I like both because I see Carmel. Carl too. So the que- The caramel corn and then I don't know what else do you want. Don't make me throw it to Sharpie Sharpie. Worlds would she gets. What would you get her already? Got Her a water car doesn't count does excuse me one more thing yourself. Romantic date Diet Caffeine free. Anything for Lisa in what that's a you know. It's not strawberries. I know it's not wine. Go like two of your most Common Romance Romance things does it have to be food has to be has to be from the canvas. Thank you earn. A nasty from there So the only have what cookies. Look here's what I would get. I would get the the chocolate cookie with Caramel. Drizzle might over that I would get that for a limo. She's looking disappointed. What kind of cookie? It's a chocolate cookie. lookie it's it's kind of it's like it's a fudgy cookie. It's really good. It's like the the outer ring of it is crunchy but the inside of it is like a a little squishy cookie Brownie so it gives you the crunch but it also gives you the chewy quite the perfect Shuki. sharpy might have something there. She probably likes chocolate at an like Carmel. Both of them together. But you get the taste of the Carmel but it's not dominant. I like it. Okay she was hinting towards marshmallows so like any marshmallows stick covered in not dark chocolate. Might be you might work for her. Yeah but in the weather story really need to hit something with Caramel doesn't come with Caramel and chocolate marshmallow marshmallow. Forget it. That's the razzle. Would you go there. I was going to say like a turtle. Well turtles or one of those toffee burs. I like those too well. You're too busy eating yourself to share them with me. Yeah I like those and they do have the Let's see I like like the turtles in the coffee. I have to keep it to the weather's stuff because everything has the caramel. I think that that does it. You don't like the pineapple. I like the pineapple. I'd rather have just a pineapple secure than a pineapple dipped in chocolate and caramel. and Uh so good. Hero Mill Al.. Karam Al.. Alright Lisa. What's yours zero thing on your list? Okay so this would work if you go oh to Disney and you do like a multi Gen trip where grandma and GRANDPA COM or cousins or two parties go and so at the end of the day A and everyone's ready to go home you spring it on your spouse that you're gonNA stay another three days you're going to stay in a fancy concierge club level room at the grand theft. Radian you send the kids home with grandma and GRANDPA and so now you've turned the family vacation into a romantic two person vacation So are you saying you just kind of well over one of the Nice Hotels Grand Floridian or beach club like those contemporary polly get club level. Do you know you would upgrade the room. Let me get something nice. Not over the top because two of you. But when people don't go to Disney and enjoy the resorts and there's so many really nice resorts in the Disney parks kind of add on plus if you wanna go to them but just going to Disney and enjoying some of the deluxe resorts in the amenities. Yes and the swimming pools and the shows and activities dining so this was my extended. Stay without the kids. Nice Nice Getaway. The WHO's up sharpies a so next the next next activity Planning Planning Ra mandic evening out. I would have to choose. Come on. You're killing me. You're dragging design. I know I. I'm trying to make a decision here. Try to make a decision I think I would. I think the next thing I would suggest would be spending an evening or day. Disney springs is there so much to do foodwise there any type of food practically you can imagine but just just roaming the shops and spending time I'm together and it's just so beautiful to walk at Disney Springs. I know that sounds so strange. But when was the last time time and I'm going to ask this question very broadly. When was the last time I actually enjoyed shopping often? When you're shopping you you you have a limited amount of time you have? XYZ To accomplish you have a million other priorities but Disney springs is is very different in in that it truly lets you treat shopping as leisure time so it kind of lets you discover things instead of. I have to get this. I have to be there. Whereafter do that? If you really dedicate a day or half day even to Disney springs you can just enjoy the experience and on top of that you have all of the live entertainment options that are there You have the restaurants live entertainment. You have splits Ville you have have The theatre circus lawyer on the way. Yeah you have the the new New Cirque du Soleil. LA show coming. You have all of that to do And then on top of that you're right across the lake from Saratoga Springs. So if you WANNA take a kind of a leisurely usually walk and just literally stop and smell the roses. You can But you can also board a boat and go either to key west I or go up The the sausage will river up to Puerto Orleans and you can literally transported back to two old the New Orleans. So there's just so much you can do using Disney springs as your base for the day so a lot of people overlook it because you know it's not the park But the the LEGO stores there. I love the Lego store. They have so much cool stuff. But there's also so many unique but like boutique shops and things that you just you can just enjoy your time shopping. Instead of rush rush rush gotta get to hear gotta get to their And it's just so upscale. It's beautiful I love it. Does he springs is awesome. I was I was very hesitant when they whole downtown Disney thing kind of dissolved and morphed into what then became Disney Springs. I was like really. What can they do to make this it really that much better but it is? It's remarkable. It's a different world. If you haven't been there you have to take time to go to Disney Springs. Yes yes it's not. It's not a park not ticketed. It's it's so much easier to get in and out of now. The traffic is all been fixed. The walkovers for people people getting in and out of their parking garages That tell you where the open spaces are so they went and did every they addressed every the issue that they had there and like its massive and at night or in the evening is beautiful with that with the with the springs. Part of it where you know. It's got things floating in the water and it's got this crystal clear blue water and all the landscaping around it and the way dizzy does all the lighting at night is amazing. makes it a really nice romantic atmosphere. And it's it's enjoyable to walk around and it's a little cooler night. Now add on Disney Spring sharpy the Ghana story. If you're looking for like specialty chocolates. That are very well done. Don well well done anything. Yeah I mean. It's super high end chocolates a taste amazing But definitely are pricey but that's definitely a romantic great place to go. They have a lot of heart shape cakes and candies. And if you want to the the the fancy stuff for Valentine's Day Oh yeah they do. Yeah I mean that's I mean just nonstop and they just poke them out one after another better. I am going to say this is it Aritz writs Patisserie Lisa she says it really will definitely yes. I have not been in there as I don't remember it. That is also there for a bakery I can't say this other one either Lisa the chocolate place Gurgle Gurgle Delis Jura calls. Well I say geared dollies as I say like Jake Jay like ghost gear Delis. Some people say Jira Delis. I mean it's been there forever so it's not as trendy as all these new places but all kinds of chocolate desserts ice cream. You can enjoy ice cream Sunday together Shaker. Whatever there's all kinds of on things like that the Sunday Brunch Komo the brunch over it Wine Bar George is a great way to kick off your vacation Have a Dole whip MIMOSA. The you you can have for breakfast. It was a nominal is he. Springs has so many things you can do and then you can just walk around and window shop like sharpy. Arpey said cry a little bit of food here and there. I have not been in that Japanese store but it looks intriguing. Supposed to be affordable and they're the quality is great almost An international version of gap or Kind of old navy. But it's more like gap with old navy prices. I But some of their stuff is a little more pricey but especially if you catch their sale items or their clearance items get real discounts. There's a lot of cool stuff if you're a Disney nick fan or high end and there's no lack of things and there's always something going on or something new or the entertainment like sharpy said it's It's a great way to just enjoy. Relax you even just get a coffee somewhere and sit and watch people watch so I added to your dusty spring- so councils mind their LISA SO EUROPE CHEDDAR cheese Steve I I have. I have more but alway he's going is a cat. Yes there's a cat and messing per podcast. I have more like one. Liners things things that you can do with one. Another one that I have is to arrange with the Disney florist or one of these other entities. He's that that deliver rooms to the IFS to the room to have some gifts Santa or have The Room decorated they have romance packages have different different things and you could do. This is new. World Disneyland Disney Cruise. They definitely have packages that you can do on a Disney cruise but send gifts to the room. Yeah good lowers. Does He. Floor covered strawberries. Does he floors just got a whole. Plus she's balloons things. All that you can have done rear resort room. Yeah and if it's something that isn't available through the Disney Flora's there are are these outside companies that will do the shopping for you and you will have to pay a price Service me but they can have it. Delivered to the front desk is kind of tricky when it gets to getting it to the room but does he dizzy Flores does great work work years yeah Virpi of another one. which holiest oh my next one would be dinner at Tiffin's Nice you know. It's in my favorite park so you get to go go. see the animals I Can hang out hang out with them for a little while ago. Walk the trails Back in the back area the park. And just Kinda the the great the cool one of the coolest things about animal kingdom for me is. It's it's like epcot the little heavier in that you don't have all of the different countries that you're you're going through it kind of a rapid pace. You have the whole Africa section in the back where this an entire tire village like that. That's that's Kinda. How that that that is that layout is and then on the other side Over in the Asia section you have that in Tyre village area so you can just kind of hang out and the ender without like rapidly hopping from country to country to country like you do at Epcot. So it's more of like a cultural experience Zuma wrong. It's how I wish is different dance. It's really cool. So yeah I would. I would spend romantic romantic day animal kingdom and then all of that up with dinner at Tiffany's still haven't gotten into tiffany. Srb Is many times many times as you and Lauren and everyone else's had dinner there. I have been to the nomad lounge and have sampled appetizers and drinks and all that which which is phenomenal. Because you can sit inside or you can sit kind of on this nice covered outside area in between Wherever for it is and and the entrance to Avatar land there Pandora and you can. There's a kind of a Little River River area there So it's nice secluded radical. They've got nice couches and and a lounge chairs Resin Little tables and you can order something off the appetizer menu nice drinks and just kind of take a break break from the craziness of Disney park. which I guess as well since I'll I'll get into those like any of those bars? Or Lounges Ages like the nomad lounge over tiffin's traders Sam's if you want something so little more lively over at the Polynesian You know it's a a Tiki bar with fun. Things that happened throughout the night depending on who orders. What drink so? There's always something going on a lot of fun Then they have add the new is I. Guess it's the beauty and the beast lounger at Grand Floridian that Lauren covered on whenever shows. I was on the last month last week. Show which which is beautiful. It replaced Meissner's lounge over the Grand Floridian and so now it's got a lot. More space has got an outdoor area. They've moved the band. So you can actually hear So they've really done that up. Disney is over a boardwalk Abracadabra bar or walk resort itself has a little tucked tucked away. lounge that is nice. There's so many places now at Walt Disney one in those all those all all the resorts now the have The top you know Rooftop bars lounges to watch fireworks. There's no lack wish to a show on all those now. I mean we used to go to the D. V. C.. One was kind of one of our favorite hangouts to which we haven't been to in a long time interro which is what top of the world after the World Lounge over it Contemporaries they lay tower if your DVD member you can get up there So those are always fun just to relax drink. I like to go to Italy and go to the grotto. I'll get your olives and get a little cheese played with all the goodies in some breads ISM cheeses and some meats and some really nice glasses of red wine and sit in the nice air conditioned kind of like wine cave and just relax and get out of the craziness of Gopher Awhile. Lisa what do you have any more. I do have more. But they're like little things and a couple little things together. I mean you kind of touched on Eisner's I've got jazz on here so that kind of counts. You know sitting and just listening to jazz or hanging out that one's done and Who is that guy? Sharpie probably knows is porter leans sharpie. That has the guy who plays the piano and you can kinda. Oh Gosh forget the guys. It's been so long since I've been there. What is his name while you're thinking of that? where else do we sharpie? Where did we go for that? Media event over a dizzy springs Irish's road yeah. Raglan road was and that was supposingly amazing for me. The Fulani detainment entertainment is phenomenal. The Bob Sorry e Haba there you Hob over Disney's Port Orleans Riverside at the little lounge there. Yep Piano low comedy Drinks Orleans Riverside yeehaw Bob. I haven't went up. Have Not Disney to yeehaw. I there used to be a guy when I was a cast member. Walt Disneyworld who who was not yeehaw Bob. But he was at the emperor slowly. which is the big boat over? Disney sprang now paddle fish. It was a paddle boat and they had a lounge on the main floor and like I dunno like Tuesday night was cast member night and this guy would play the piano and he was like comedian. Singer Piano uh-huh player and you could get half price drinks or whatever it was for cast members and we would go after we get off work from the Grand Floridian and we would all get to a couple of tables of all of us in there and we would close it down and we'd just listened to him and you would make jokes as people walked in and he would do this. He would close with some Phantom of the the opera thing he would play on the piano. It was phenomenal And then that closed and they I think it closed for a while or it might have changed into something else before changing the panel fish and I don't know and then he was Kinda may be doing some it was It was something else. Oh Gosh what was the name. Fulton is full of Crap Hound House and I never went to it. I've never eaten there although I hear it's good now as a paddle fish I think Lawrence Ben and did a review on it but And she enjoyed it but he was phenomenal and night. So I saw envision yeehaw Bob as being similar at Porter Leans although I have not seen him But I that's how I envision that being like some entertainment piano people love the hubbub and they love the other guy so they get a lot of die hard fans Hans so hopefully still there has been forever. I haven't. I've never actually sat down and listened to him all right. You guys have any more shy. Just go with my little ones little ones and then I just have you wrap wrap up with a few to okay and some of these Like my next one is obviously in relation to a Disney cruise. I'm going to Brunch at Apollo but that would be nice And of course you could go to dinner at Palo Remmy as well and that would be a nice romantic thing. Brunch is spectacular. It is amazing it is like the best of all worlds both worlds all world swell. It's so fair. That's so fancy when they take you so it's a specialty the dining. It's a little bit extra. I don't I don't know what it is anymore. It's probably like eighty what time for two people is. It really eighty dollars for one. I thought it was more bless their up charge for Brunch is more. I believe it's more than the dinner or will Lisa. Dinner did go up and I roy I haven't unopposed for what it is all right so here she is okay so I'm wrong. It is run and dinner at Paulo will increase from thirty me too forty dollars for reservations as of December fourteenth two thousand eighteen or so. That's hopefully it hasn't gone up since then so it's forty dollars. Ars As of the end of twenty eighteen said this one is saying that warning or dollars for dinner. No ooh Yeah which I think. Is Roy dollars for Brench. Yeah so forty dollars per person so eighty two okay. Let me look at if you add had the wine pairing. Its that as five dollars additional. Here we go dinner one twenty five per person or a wind perryman you. The total costs to thirty per person. Camera me right rummy. And then the champagne brunches seventy five dollars with an extra thirty dollars for champagne pairing and the desert experiences sixty dollars at twenty five dollars for the wine. Pairing Ramey is nominal. It's like you're five star at least didn't I don't like that either. He faces pal. I don't follow as good as good for the experience. If you really really WanNa try unique things and you WanNa have a major a someone whose sole job is to tell you sharpie and I will go to follow. Oh and you can. Go to rummy. rummy was phenomenal. WHO's really good? If you like to try different we're things that a very good presentation and unique dais right so I'm GonNa stick with our D. C. L. And you could rent a Cabana. Have a nice nice private Cabana castaway. Cay well not only castaway cay but any of the or. It's that they stop in are probably GonNa have cabanas that you could rent castaway Cay is one of the best another thing to do with Disney cruise. Line a Lotta people. Overlook is a day pass at an all inclusive resort. You too so we did in Antiga and it was great. That is a good idea. It do a vow vow renewal either on a ship or on the beach or at a resort though all kinds of places for our renewal. It's so hard not to save all Renewal Sharpie of you done the on Dizzy cruise line. The I duNNo. No it's it's like a like a drink tasting. Yeah we did a mixologist. I've done two courses. One was several years ago And then we did another one just on our November crews and it was a it was a lot of fun. You really learn a lot about mixed drinks us us The different types of spirits and liquors So yeah I highly recommend it. It is a good time there is. I've never really good drinks. You get so much alcohol like I have never had would select it was like I can't even drink anymore of this. It was insane the amount of drinks I had my first shot at that. mixologist course there is a lot while I was Zahn. It with a it was like it was a travel agent of that and they all had us go to the thing and the amount of drinks that they bring to you on. That thing was Razi crazy. I was like it was I had to like okay. I'm just sipping this one. And then you then the next one comes in the next one definitely worth worth the money. If that's your thing is a lot of fun the only other stuff I have and then sharp sharp probably have somewhere to wrap up is is basically and we kind of touched on this. Any of the Signature dining is is great. You can have a meal some of the ones anything at the Grand Floridian or cousy zas overlook overlook a lot. It's right there on the water. Such a great occasion For a nice romantic dinner Of course Victorian. Albert's which is your very high. End Restaurant on over grandfathered in the five diamond restaurant. You know it's like a two two and a half hour dining experience Definitely on the Pricey side but that is amazing or you have California Grill over it The contemporary right there up at the top of the fireworks at night so lots of beautiful senator dining restaurants even animal kingdom or any of those have great restaurants and the animals. Go look at it and so lots of fun things that that that ends my list. Just pick any signature. Dining make an evening of it stop at one of the lounges Watched the fireworks from hopefully from that resort. If you can't the rooftop bar where we're at Sharpie you have any other to wrap up with I would be neglecting. Our listeners. Didn't mention spending Valentine's Valentine's Day or any romantic date in the magic kingdom. You have lots of cool things to do And if I were going to select so you have to think through a whole the whole romance of late in the tramp at Tony's town square alternative to that would be the plaza. Yes good no nice quaint. Little little little streetside cafe It's lovely plaza is often overlooked overlooked yet. Small tucked away kind of its Charming is we've always had good service. They're friendly nice ice fast of and it's affordable little dessert menu. Yeah it's a nice little affordable way to have a nice Breakfast or lunch. It's one of the most affordable table services at Disney. In my opinion. Yeah and they have like some decent. They have some nice items on the menu. Oh yeah that's great option that people don't think about definitely if you can't get a reservation but then of course if the if luxury and elegance aren't your thing you could very easily do a full day at Fort Wilderness. Do you do a data for okay. Someone's the most unromantic hiding tree. I would have a ball. Aw unromantic thing now. Cupid has an Arrow. Fine moment. Isn't your thing and then ended and he's sleep with the with the Hoop Dee Doo review excellently. You clapping with the strawberry shortcake disturbance. then go play some good old horseshoes as you as you Mosey on back to your tent ten. I don't know I'm stuff to do. I am sure you can do a romantic. Yes fishing I mean you could. You could easily easily rent a rent watercraft so yeah there there. There are all sorts of things to do the over at Disney's Fort Wilderness resort and campground. Or you're staying there and then of course you know a very romantic launch at trails end. Yes okay lose you there Lisa. He kinda did curls thrills and we have had really good time. I we're seeing just how far you go. But you know pushing all sorts of different recreation options so we've had good meals at trails and and we've had not had nothing but good meal all. I think the service had good music. Maybe he was a service last time. Beat it yeah. Yeah yes the prices very affordable it's a buffet And then The services usually I think one time we had to wait a waitress. Who is not too excited just depends and then we went to check out the new Bar there which is really basically a window where you can order a beer so it was a little Not Not what I thought it got the arch re-experience over there. I like archery rides. Ed's Honi rides if you want to occupy your little ones a wagon rides. You've got chippendales Campfire parsing along fish. Chang you can do different watercraft rental. You can rent bikes. You can rent canoes. This Kayak rental all sorts of stuff. Ryuhei so not romance related. What you reminded me were drawn carriage? Ride Hello Disneyland. Paris has a Disneyland. Paris has a hotel called hotel. Cheyenne which basically literally looks like an old western movie town with dirt roads in between all the buildings and they have ponies that you can that the kids can ride or probably a few bucks or however Up and down the streets little pony rights with little kids is the weirdest thing and they have like saloon doors on the buildings and the whole nine yards and it's dusty. It looks like a tumbleweed could blow by any minute when you are authentic it is exactly It looks very interesting. Would definitely not be the place. I would stay in Disneyland Paris because it was Not well kept up At all that was this was well. This was before Disney owned the majority of it. It was it was it. It was literally what an old western town would look like authentically. It was pretty rough shape But I hopefully hopefully. It is better than us. Oh the artist going. Oh that's good February twenty four th. That's purse Oh that's another opportunity to get out and kind of do some thanks. Thanks net little little workshop. Type things go along with that and animation stuff and have a a kids chalk art section so you know even even if you are with your kids today there are different things that you can do if you are on a family vacation but if it is just the two of you and don't forget Disney on Broadway concert concert series that is part of the International Festival of the arts at Epcot. Nice all of the stars from Disney's Broadway shows are the stage that so if you're if you're going to be there for Valentine's Day plan a night for of Disney on Broadway as part of your ticket Ed mission over at Epcot then might be and I have not been but I keep hearing great things about it but I have a feeling that they probably have because I've been other vessels there Nice artists booths. Maybe they have a lot of thinking. lionize signings are there to sign their work. Some are creating works during the festival. Yeah so you can buy Sleigh Nice gift for your significant other. While you're there to remember your Valentine's Day does he will take part in the creation of art nice. Though that's fine they paint you will body and then you have to like smash yourself against the sidewalk. You know something like that that it's romantic. Gosh here we go no fan couple. Mba Experience. I can't I can't be a no for me. I have a free ticket for that. It's in my closet. I need to go and take. It ought not to suffer everyone. We're going to have to try it. Though and review it Ari. How about a romantic evening on Disney's boardwalk? That's much better Nice Nice. Dinner at lying fish chefs followed up with an evening of Rowdy Ruckus. Entertainment Jellyroll. How would I would just watch? Maybe some street entertainment and walk around the boardwalk and maybe get a desert at one of the places there and And just kind of capital of. What's what's fireworks overdone? or You could go to joey roles roles but you got to ample hills creamery get get get it get an ice cream you could go over to beaches and cream and Disney's beach club soared as share a kitchen sink and they just Expanded ain't dairy bomb expanded it. I saw some pictures so it does look it. Looks bigger now. Looks like it's a little. It's a little more room in there so that we'll have to go now that it's been Increased in size there. I like it Sharpie. All Good Walt Disney world going to go to Valentine's Day dinner at Walt Disneyworld at Lisa. Which restaurant would you choose ballantyne the dinner? Valentine's dinner Aw Sharpie I might've tough choice here. You know. There is a bit of romance to the the whole. Be Our guest. He played at Rice. The worst oh boy. You're saying I'm not going to you now. This is the worst choice out of every possible. Awesome like their food. Don't like their no okay. Apparently were not going there. Have you been been there for dinner. Cheese have we been there for dinner US breath if they changed it. Since we've been there for dinner is still the same thing. Wow You Be Our guests. So That's came under the desk. The our guest is the restaurant over over it at the magic kingdom which seems like it just it. That's the first thing that struck me so I like Well it has that feeling. We're GONNA go special so again yachtsman. Yeah I mean that's a good choice like steak. Lisa love steak but it's not much on the ambiance it's not on the definitely doesn't hit the You know fancy white. I mean like you're mature Paul's maybe at the one and that the upstairs one. That was a one dining credit. That one was to wasn't downstairs as one when we went to last time was very the staff was amazing. This last trip was good staff was awesome. You're in France. I do like Schefter Franz Right there by the Eiffel Tower Technically is macaroni. Right around the corner corner. It's pretty romantic. And I'm thinking I'm thinking resorts Imia Suck you California girl you would enjoy. I lead good. Good steaks options. Could Service is assorted dry. The one over at old key west. Olivia's God i WanNa. I didn't say this but I've heard good things about them. Greg grilled cheese. He's Oh my Gosh sharpie. What are you doing for Valentine's Day? Darby Healy grilled cheese over his. The Steve Going my own place. Arby's although I want to go to the fancy places. Okay I suppose Diamond Horseshoe. Gosh what about Disney Springs. Where would I go there? So many places we haven't been that are probably yeah. This is true. There are a lot of really good restaurants so that I still have not been able to eat it So I I might even go as Citra coat not such macos. Let me go with Nur Kuchis because citric owes something left me a little lackluster last time and they used to lead lead over Nar Kuchis but nor couse we have such great service. Last time went to narcos. He's not telling criminal. Yeah so that's a little and they gave me my my own butterflies little hidden gem. I think small Nice run on the water tea okay. A little things. Where would you go sharpie? You do okay I I have of course having a hard time choosing here I asked a question so many places you a few things to consider one California grill. Yep solid meal something for everyone on the menu. Great View Terrific Service really good signature. Dining option solid choice Monster Paul Epcot solid choice. He's great location. A little out of the way very much on the romantic side Once again signature the option there for a single table service credit I would probably choose coral reef nice atmosphere good menu seafood steaks. You pork dishes. You know good good stuff there. I think those are all solids but then if you can go a little off the beaten path you might go. Oh two CA Canada sleeper restaurant. But but but really good food yakking Eddie. I did enjoy that. It's been a long time. Forget its day EH Goodman you variety of flavors yeah reasonable cost single table service credit. Not Not aww signature. Was it kind of a cool atmosphere. Yeah Yeah I would agree. Yes over in China I always keep forgetting whether there are so many options. Now at once his new world at the resorts at Disney Springs at the parks so many phenomenal choices. And and so many that I like Sinai sharpie continually tells me about. I still haven't been there. I don't think we got past the bread service. Were you went for something. Yeah we we did a meet up there but we all filled up on red service. So I haven't been there in a heard about the wine selection and the food you'd have you. Yeah there's so many restaurants that I still have an amazing that they're still so much to explore. There's yeah and then you you get your favorites that you you know you only have so many days at Disneyworld Kinda air guest. Yeah Yeah you can't. Yeah the our guest or the the I don't know Tater tots at wherever the what ever mister the our guest. Now I was thinking of. They have some good stuff and they're gray stuff you know what they say Argus I have not I mean. I don't know if I've had dinner there zone. You Got Glass in in your finger was at lunch. was launched at breakfast. Breakfast was because I had bacon breakfast. That's right so there you go the bonus glass in the finger. Beer guests visit Didn't didn't taint her dinner experience. I thought Lauren recently went there and we had a review and she was not excited about that but Yeah the new the new menu it. It's not great. Yeah so I would definitely double check the new menu. Because I don't think we've been there with a new mayor. Lauren has been there with an sounded like lake It sounded rushed Not Great Service and very few options and not willing to any yes. It was like it sounded like like a convention center conference meal to me where they were on a pushing. People through is is the impression I got from in her review. But I have not been so experienced the new dining. So if you've been and you like it or don't like you go to our facebook group and post there so people can find out in other way. Hey just a quick aside. They are putting in an ample hills at Disney Springs. What the ice cream really? Yeah it's GonNa to be over on the west side like there isn't like how many ice cream I'm like a fit or deserve its in demand. Well it's a nice thing to walk around Dizzy Springs and not Camille and just be like you know just kinda snack and get a this little thing here an ice cream there. And there's you know this definitely a good thing to do. It does the springs. There's a lot of little treat things he can stop and get man. I can't wait to go to Disney springs again. All right so romances. Wrap up our romance. And we we didn't we didn't even visit Wilderness Lodge. We'll we'll watch is nice. That Noah's lodges Judges Romantic. No real quick is what is that Place we ate out outside at Wilderness Lodge obey Copper Creek by Copper Creek the little. There's a little restaurant lounge it's phenomenal. It's afflictions now. It's an open air bar our lounge appetizers lunch and it was super hot outside but it was covered and it was relaxing. It was cool like soft soft couches and soft chairs. Like your. You know like your point might be guys and girls your crap that was that that was great. 'cause you get out of the heat you sit down. Relax get to meet with friends. Nice resort her fict- place to have a little lunch. have some drinks and you guys are right there. That was nice. That was definitely much nicer than I thought. It was romantic evening. Would you and again. We're hopping here. Would you also consider a dessert party I would I would I would eat. You don't think that's you don't think that's romantic. I'm not feeling it I would Go to the garage or one of those places. ergot rolling around Disney Springs would be more so pick pick your own desserts on Asam entertainment or go see the fireworks on your own verses is a I don't have a leisurely breakfast I would do the which we talked about a little bit the wind bar George Dizzy Aziz Springs Breakfast The brunch on Sundays is amazing. So that is definitely worth it. A lot of of a I don't remember it was like a lot of little groups. Were there Like a much ladies getting together for breakfast and having their Moses and catching up one park that we haven't even touched Hollywood Studios Romance Law Galaxy. The Brown Derby is definitely your wouldn't know round area would be the choice there that is definitely a good. That's your best Derby Lisa Lisa. I have never been to Brown. You haven't been Brown Derby. No wonder you think bear goes is good. I have to take the Brown Derby around. It is one of the best meals we've ever had. Oh we gotta go. It's Nice it's like you're higher. End Steak steak places on the dark woods and thank all the sketches of all the famous people that have eaten there on the walls type. The place it's nice not up there by the way because you haven't either. Yeah the boundary. I haven't it's been forever since I've eaten there. There's so many wine lover Geico you love him. Lodge is is terrific so yes huge wine selection there. Yeah and wine bar. George Is is nice over Disney Springs Is the Hollywood studios. I guess that's when you can get a nice cupcake. Yeah that's it. I think starbucks seventy year your pick their all right. I think that a hopefully hopefully someone in the world world the we've we've gone all around so so hopefully you have air. Yeah hopefully you have an idea that will work for you. For Romance for Valentine's they were We didn't get over there. But you're just you're in Hawaii so you cannot lots of assists. 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8/3: TikTok Ban, British Man's Penis Falls Off - Doctors Grown New Dong on His Arm

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8/3: TikTok Ban, British Man's Penis Falls Off - Doctors Grown New Dong on His Arm

"Would it is Joe Man Randy savage this factor in the risk no one. Does it better now. But he does a better repeat myself. told. Me Something right down. Barn. Another episode of Art Factor presented by the Barstool News. Network it is Monday August third twenty, twenty and. What a podcast we have for you. Lots of crazy dues breaking over the weekend. I'll jobs weekends go beef I guys doing. Mine. I got my ear pierced Uh, got some new accessories. The beef did got a necklace. Yeah. You found the be it's made a diamonds. Somehow, I doubt that it's the guy told me. I asked. Very many times I said you sure this is diamonds and go oh yeah this is diamonds so He's started breaking other fake diamonds over it. So you know. Fake, gearing to is that or did you really get the piercing? Army. What are you? CARE. Clip on looks real to me beef thanks mark. Appreciate that. Always. God Sleep. A lot lobster tails this weekend who everyone I roll and during this turbulent times. Live and way outside the means well supposed to be. Doing a cruise the all right. This is your ovid canceled week like I got some money back and felt like I needed to do something extravagant. Real honest with you guys, marks lobsters were just a very large shrimp in this is cubic him. Bronze. This is fresh after we begged for more listeners because what poor we're by diamond necklaces and lobster tails it wasn't a big it was. Not. Not Music it was it was a it was a lean weekend for me I just. I. Did some rafting that was the most money ESPN. Rapids. Class one very small. I did all the rowing. Wife, mostly just sat in the front like. You know like children. More of a picnic. Good. Call not bringing your pregnant wife on something more challenge more challenging than one. Yeah. Yeah. The one is we found out the one is the Max we can do at least pregnant she the paddle she gave herself like a black eye people that are working think beaten her because she don't know the battle we would. Now we'll because I've heard this story before. That's the whole thing. Remember the paddle you have to hold the one way or they say you lose ten thousand dollars because the paddle will knock your teeth out The paddles don't mess around Whitewater rafting. You GotTa Really Grip. It provides got a guy. To Send you the number I appreciate it and you call him. The repair and you. Don't say anything to your wife. Nothing you cut off communication he talked to the lawyer. I'm serious about this because you went rap looks like she went rafting again. It's GonNa be tough I'm going to have to have to really lock it down around the House also speaking of around the House I sent you guys a picture. Did you guys get a new mystery boxes this weekend? No. About. What the Hell did you get the mail? Do not get any mystery boxes Pretty Paranoid. I didn't seem that crazy no no, no. No. No I. So this is the box dot com slash art factor news. Or on the Barstool blog watch videos. So this is the box who is just a box address to me. Not, my don't don't show that. And In anyhow, this thing right here. Guess what was what was it? You said there was liquid in it. Yeah. There's liquid in there. I. Didn't want open it up what does that what you guys read that? Let's say Dell says Daddy and I don't know if it's going to be a new sponsor the show, it's a sperm collection kit. Okay. You've gotta be kidding me I'm dead serious did not order. Wait wait wait somebody sent me a sperm collection kit way how do they get your address cause your address link I mean you can look it up because I'm the homeowner but. Yeah anyhow. Okay. So what are your collection kit? Just zero note? Nope no no, no just says. Bust in this Cup log on and then send it back to. What's Berm was supported someone one of the. Election Kit. Do you think it's possible? They mistook you for other will Smith and they wanted his sperm. I mean I don't know I don't know. What's wrong collection kit but you dot given what is it for for? Me It's for me De Boston nut in, and then send back then you lock it up with the lock tie and you send it back to the lab. Whoever bought it like my wife Set can't. Be. By what? They call Fedex. She caught the next to see like she deal with this. Little, little shook and she was like, what's the deal with this and they were like somebody paid a lot of money to get that shit to you. So looks like we scan them we know it's not a bomb there's like liquid and I was like shaking. There's liquid in it and that's not good. There's. A used some kind of the receptacle must be the rushing cold. Keep that sperm colds and Oh probably have to put it in the freezer out of rent instructions. Oh you definitely have to put it in the. US Get. Out, by this don't. I think it's Kinda. Funny. I think it's kind of funny. Whoever did is probably wasting their money unless they WANNA talk Turkey because they got probably pay me a little bit I know that. Will. Can we use some? Can we use some bartering here? Can you like potentially benefit the whole team? Like if you're going to not in a cup, they need to buy like thousand lockdown turn up shirts as well. Yeah. So Mike that. We'd work it out. We'll figure we'll figure it out whoever this? Whoever whoever sent this like Fox? I'm surprised. I. Didn't get one you're on my radar now. It's no coincidence that bring with the widespread and they know that it works. They're not going waste their money not knowing it works. Yeah. You haven't sold only one for for sure be if you're if you're fishing with. Assume that. You might might have some dumb blows. Let. Me Ask you a question. Do you. Okay I understand why your wife got territorial most curious about because. She was someone coming. What's that? I don't blame her either but it was I thought it was funny like I dunno I mean obviously for me it's just hilarious but. That's awesome. We got to find out who who, who asked for this. Sponsor I hope it's like a new sponsor from barstool and they just haven't told us you weird move you got completely. I don't know if. I will be sending out collection. Listen they're not on the list. So no I don't think it's a sponsor. Interesting. Yeah. So I'll just be wine that was our first story. The Vive has got some good genes look that look at that robe and chain Gumbo. It was GONNA WE'RE GONNA do two big stories today Marc Sandelin. The TIKTOK near near band maybe ban. Now, I'm doing the d'alene and Epstein Updates and pat is bringing back the lightning around the edge degen. One man lightning round who is going to be electric mark. Get us go. All right. Guys. Tick Tock is officially banned in the US or is it yet? Oh, might and might not be, but it might be by the time you hear this but might not be. What are we even talking about you guys people are still dying from Covid, but the number one story of the weekend is Tick Tock, which is the wildly popular video. APP. With over two billion APP downloads that allows any user to upload quick videos and be a content creator of themselves. Mainly, just teenagers dancing that is owned by Mike Dance. To all your logs in your phone sends them all to bite dance allegedly. Yes. Began by dense owned in. China. So unless you've been in a coma, you've probably heard the US and Chinese governments aren't really getting along and you've probably heard that China's got some pretty outrageous human rights issues with the whole imprisonment of the. With Tom Com and you name it. Black bag in for not paying your taxes thing. Yeah and then the. The Hong Kong to the whole million million people in prison camps in yeah emperor for life. May Have heard the rumors of China coming after US data which Zuckerberg confirmed as fact and his congressional hearing. That's just a few of the hot topics but TIKTOK owned by the Chinese company, and there are rumors that tick tock might be collecting our data and guests giving it to the Chinese government allegedly or storing at least in Chinese databases I mean. Getting you know like they're getting like like, what like do we know if sex age sex location BRO AOL does. I've read some some guy what was a post on twitter some kid who like reverse engineered the AP apparently it's just ultra-aggressive about scanning the logs on your phone and then sending where you are. Exactly everything else you WanNa cop I time. Yeah. Yes. Contact saying big contacts I think was a big thing is collecting context I duNno I don't if too many people know exactly what's collecting but a lot of people think it's collecting. So it's a privacy concern for sure and yeah in the past few months in anti tiktok movement has kind of gone on the US from a security standpoint with major private us. Companies we've mentioned the Amazon mother companies, I believe the US army saying, Hey, if you work for us, you need to Tiktok and all this came to a head this weekend guys that was all like a recap. But now president trump told reporters on Air Force One on Friday that as far as as far as tick tock is concern were banning them from the United States. As a severance. And that he would do it either through an executive order or he does exist as a severance. Does that mean? He's pissed China really. In. Some people thinking is doing this to get Microsoft a better deal because he also said, you know when asked about this is the. Microsoft was going to buy Tiktok or the US all US operations of TIKTOK. TIKTOK valued at over fifty billion and when he was asked about Microsoft's acquisition, he goes I. Do not support it. I rejected that. So now Microsoft's on hold from talks tiktok because. Microsoft came out. Well, we were right in this show sending they're going to pursue. But a lot of people are saying that the still waiting yes. They haven't backed out of the deal, but that'd be Great Zumur Microsoft both a lot of people think that they're waiting to see what trump does because Mike pompeo said on Sunday that trump will be making his decision taking actions, Tiktok Monday or Tuesday probably. So today these delaying it more he's like I'm definitely going to ban them. And then just wait wait it didn't do well they're trying to get concessions present potentially because Tiktok offering like ten thousand US jobs they might be trying to get a better deal they're trying definitely make sure what Microsoft is saying that they promised all data in every day. Every bit of data will be stored in the US in the US only to make sure there's no backward entry for Chinese. People get in and let me ask the question. What's worse right? Because it's like data. Okay. Yeah. We'll see the Chinese government do with the data where I am with my contacts are with a US company could definitely do sell me crap I don't need. Soka China. I don't I don't like your disrespect data, which is actually the most valuable thing. It's more valuable than gold you really. Really. People get my data. There's a whole market you don't really you're not concerned about data. And other interesting. I mean like basically we covered everything except for on Sunday also Senate Minority Leader Democrat Chuck Schumer came out in the eleventh hour to dance on tiktok scream saying I have been very opposed to talk I was one of the first to expose the Chinese links and I have urged that Tiktok be closed down in America. So bipartisan bashing of TIKTOK has gone on in politics this weekend Something going to give most likely Microsoft's going to buy Tiktok or it's going to be banned very soon. So this reminds scary Zach and all them because Tiktok came out of nowhere we talk about like the Congressional hearing last week of the titans of tech, all Americans, and those guys are running the world you know Tiktok is like the the sore thumb, their kind of sticks out it's taking a large portion of the market share. It was owned by America it seems like a great move. Independently of yeah you bring up a good point that'd be. That's Cabrera got caught in those two thousand, twelve, thousand, fourteen emails saying, Hey, you know. Let's not let's not blockbuster ourselves here if we see a netflix coming around with. And that's what Microsoft is doing here with tick, Tock although. A new new things pop up they do like this thing trailer as a new video sharing APP focusing on. It's basically a copy of of tiktok and a lot of tiktok a jumping over to trailer. Now, because of all the news TIKTOK PARLOR FOR TIKTOK. Exactly it reminds me of one Uber and lift were banned from Austin. Texas. For like six months because they wouldn't crappy company fair. was there exactly what facebook group? They wouldn't do those stone to the fingerprinting? Yes there still is. On the way exactly I'm so yes all those pop little companies came to take the the market share when Auburn lifts laughed. Then obviously we bring left came back and reclaimed it so is not going to happen with tiktok is Microsoft tiktok that won't even matter because talks never left. We'll see. But yeah I mean good news for all the perverts out there. You'll still be able to watch teams dance whether it's on trailer Talker I. Think Instagram's trying to do one of these as well. So yeah, probably should have age limit on Tiktok. 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With by sperm that doesn't storage like they have to they can't unless they're you they have they would have to identity fraud identity theft Julich, it stored for you. It's not stored for someone who wants to get will Smith. Sperm. Can Get in there. Someone not named Will Smith called it in and got sent to will Smith and Brazilian you're going to get it back. So I bet right so that They might work there. Something that what I'm saying you think you can. If you put a lot of focus into it I, think you could maybe produce a mole sperm one that we can have communication with. Well, it's on the inside be cool. Not a train it. Again, I don't WANNA I don't WanNa talk down to my boy i. think that some maybe a fan really enjoys you want your sperm but what if we crack this huge story that this company someone at this company sending out sperm collection kits to all these celebrities and they're just waiting till the come back and they're just GONNA get knocked up us. Let me we'll have to see they know that. This is an enormous story either way no matter how shakes out but they know that summertime will smith does not live in. Reno. Nevada I think they're coming specifically for our will Smith sperm I need to know who it is. All right. We'll find out or soon. A Good Samaritan, who wants me to be able to some volunteer my sperm to put in there maybe they think you're GonNa like just forget an. If you WANNA have the kid later in life they like remind you hey, you got your sperm stored is worth a hack, the Chinese or sending seeds people that are people are planning a bet people are just using these sperm kids and sending back no questions asked this is definitely a seed plot. I. Mean I I was considering just just just popping off in there and send it back. No. Will they saved you like five hundred bucks might. Shefty. On Black. I'm going to need to get gives lanes lawyers for this because they're the ones are going to be good enough. So last Thursday going back to lane and Jeffrey joffrey Epstein records from a civil suit that had already been settled between a Virginia. Jeffrey I don't know how to say that last name and Julian, Maxwell were released by this judge last. Thursday. In the documents were fucking nuts. So basically what they had in them was like Alleged proof of endless underage orgies hosted on epsteins island with girls as young as fifteen years old like commonly. She said Virginia the the key witness said she saw Bill Clinton firsthand on orgy. Island with two young girls. And then not only. Two young girls on a year to your smile. Yeah. Not only that I've seen like muttered allegedly the Clinton owed him a favor. And then Patricia A, she sent us a video this weekend from Twenty Fifteen CPAC or trump predicted that bill? Clinton. Would have difficulty with. These allegations wants the Epstein Sex island information was public. Also, Virginia said specifically that Prince Andrew and Alan Dershowitz attorney to the stars. Were two of the highly connected people that she was forced to have sex with and get dirt on for Epstein and Glenn Maxwell. Apparently, it was like A. Train. These girls. Not Only Be Escorts underage escorts these powerful people but also collect. incriminating information on them that could be useful to Maxwell Epstein to use against him and not only did Prince Andrew allegedly lobby to get Epstein out of trouble on all his arrests. Once he did start to get found out. He also loves licking. People in between their toes. Virginia who was sold to him as a two day personal slave on at least one occasion. So. Just a big big time tow jam liquor, Prince Andrew, Pretty, fucking disgusting of underage chicks. They had the type that's the type of shit that gets you caught because everyone remembers it. He looked the shit out of my toes. I was like when they looked at Michael Jackson's penis there like right you know and he was good to my pain is the yeah Mike some fucking identified about your weirdest. So. That's what these guys don't get. The biggest kink is what gets in trouble Yeah Andrew. For sure it seems like and again, these are unsealed court documents that are going to be examined. I assume I guess in this new cases well, I love I love a civil lawsuit man a civil lawsuit like our judicial system. So fucking boned like OJ got off, but he still was able to get sued. You know on civil war. What's interesting? Here's the civil took place before the criminal. Oh. Probably because they probably they named Epstein and go lane and then I've seen died I bet that's why potentially. They should bring in a bunch of you know female. Actresses or police officers. That were not assaulted. And have no connection to Prince Andrew, and get them to take off their shoes, shoved his face and court and see if he can resist you to a foot fetish. He. Loads understand your. That'd be a good court movie too. That's what I'm sitting sucking the toes you can't. Hire Them saying get. Just, wasn't. They even had emails of Epstein instructing gives lane on how to operate the sex trade and always claim innocence. No matter what because she had done nothing wrong according to Jeffrey Epstein? Very bad stuff damning stuff. Looks. Looks very bad and here's taking it to the Internet from Virginia. The key witness she says, Hey, hashtags lane maxwell just sitting outside taking some time to de stress after you and your lawyers Shenanigans like the view if you didn't abuse thousands of miners would not be staring at your toilet as a piece of artwork odds Shakespeare. Yeah. That was that came I think she deleted that tweet but it was like a picture of her chilling her very nice pool in Australia. I mean very happy that like details of the Maxwell stuff is coming out, there's going to be a UFO tax force but like mark alluded to earlier, there's stuff that is open. There's no justice brianna Taylor Congress still can't get a stimulus or police bill done. Some of this shit is just distracting us from what you know some of the real issues yet the extension of the unemployment benefits did not happen because the DEM's did not want to accept trump's extension because they wanna full of full commitment. So yeah three point two, trillion dollars apart and the plans the. Rank growing. I'm not saying that this stuff isn't a giant story that should be paid attention to I'm just saying like you know hopefully, the justice comes for the people who were abused in this situation, but there's also other bad stuff going on. That's kind of getting buried by these headlines. So you know it's an interesting First of all this we got us is because we we joke a lot but God dan, this guy's a fucking monster and this woman's a monster and poor girl always plus I'm saying and don't and don't don't sorry to interrupt but don't like. Forget that just lean Maxwell's a monster. Peaceful outcome, tend to forget that a little bit helps you. Know She's a monster. He's documents. Make it clear? It's it's basically it was like the highest profile pimping ring possible and it was run by at seems the and Maxwell. CFO like she was the second in command of this. Quarter told Yeah. So by the way I went on a rabbit hole the other day I would love if the hive is any ideas of this but okay purportedly Disney when Disney would run their cruises pre cova, right so today own island I think he's called castaway cay or castaway cay down there in the Bahamas and apparently I don't know if this is true or not but Disney right at some point was leading snorkeling expeditions to little. Saint James, which is Epstein Island now even if that is the case I, don't think the Disney's involved in this sort of weird whoa conspiracy but there screen shots and I couldn't tell if these because I went on the Disney website, it's no longer on their obviously their screen shots of the old Disney website showing that if you went into it on the snorkeling excursion like specifics, it would say snorkeling too little snake. James. Saint. James which. I if we can find proof of that, I'd be curious if you. Had A few of the executives in his rolodex. Hey Hey he got like because it seems like I mean everything that you see about it is basically they were running this like. You know the Underground prostitution ring, and essentially just using the information that they got from the prostitutes in order or you know in this case, underage sex traffic girls. The that they would then use that against these high profile people and your which brings up an interesting question. First of all, I do WANNA point. One more thing about this. Bill. Gates never wanted to sex island, fuck do your research before believe believing that happened but. Way, way way I'm not going to accept any sort of conspiracy or story that doesn't Damn Bill Gates so take. No, it's hard. It's hard. Did go to. Interesting Thing Epstein. If someone went to sex island, it didn't necessarily mean participated in sex with underage girls but but you gotta like some guys would go out there for like twenty five minutes because they knew it was a creepshow. Would you still go though like that's a big question like. Culpable if they know like even though they're not doing it, they're still going out to the island for like they know what's happening on the island but you can't assume that every single guest new what's going on a lot of these people probably went there for the first time in more like saw the fucking creepy house and it was like Holy Shit never come back here but needs to know more about the size, the island, the size of the properties and what you saw but if you saw like one of the sex parties even if you didn't partake. Just like go to a nice fancy dinner with. The WIFI guy quit the y. the Wifi was going on and he quit if he's if the Wifi guys quitting, maybe you shouldn't get on the private jet. Let's take it to the lightning round real quick guys in this lightning round is brought brought to you by our per our partner predicted dot org. If you want to wager on news and politics, you can do so with. 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If there's one thing I've learned in this life it's that the general public uses your every day sexual practices deeply cutting insult you should probably rethink how you bang I'm hoping that someone explains this to thirty-seven-year-old Rayon bag of Bradford England who is a complete and total chicken fucker boys that's. No Riyan and his wife Halima appeared in court on Friday to own up to Rehim. Chicken fucking pleading guilty to eleven charges three of which were performing an act of penetration on chickens. Maybe trying unorthodox method of knocking a stuck egg loose who knows but either way he was found in poultry guys. Halima. His wife pleaded not guilty to charge relating to the extreme pornographic images, child porn and drug matters that were on her husband's computer but did admit to three charges of aiding and abetting intercourse with an animal as she filmed her husband's foul play fucking chicken. Mexican stomach turn a little bit kind of weird. Dick does he have? 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Episode #146 - Seaside Scuttle

The Cruise Dudes Podcast

1:05:51 hr | 10 months ago

Episode #146 - Seaside Scuttle

"The common explore with US episode one forty-six The cruise podcasts in crews card ready welcome aboard to our show offer we are your host Tommy Allison and Scott Andrews the cruise dudes well hello everyone welcome to episode one forty six of the cruise dude podcast hello there sky charming how you doing oh we are back like the second other show the second part of my life get it second part they got your password hey I'm doing good you know it's only a few weeks until Halloween I know I'm sitting in the I'm sitting in the you know the Cruise Dude Studio Kirsty Stadia we've had so many interviews we have experienced and experiences we really haven't gone over like and what's gone on what's going on in the cruise life I mean you just let everybody knows fifty Jeez I know if you guys if you look at our instagram and let's be mermaids okay we'll we'll talk about that and we're going to talk about Royal Caribbean we're talking about the cruiser Okay woodwinds this move he made that either but they look high are we shared Susan Michelle Pfeiffer I mean all of them yeah yeah yeah every elder so much going on so much and our and our show that we're going to be doing from the Royal Princess Yeah we have so much let everybody know yeah we're GonNa talk about group island we're going to talk about if you if you could see our instagram's all I gotta say as Jason World like that ship that was cut in half again not that not again but another one that grew eighty-five feet I mean there's so much going on in the cruising Rome we're just want that shirt we've already had some reaction from some people I want it go ahead you know email text us whatever you WanNa do I'm sure the movie Howard Jack Nicholson but hey you weren't we've got a lot going on it's a seaside scuttle show I know we had God I have mentioned the Tom that witches of Eastwick do you remember that movie Yes man these women look hot well I shouldn't say that loud right the Dow so tom is at times just to get right hours ago drop right into that's go here we go everyone topic and get an order going 'cause I looked I mean so the crews dues the senior dude that was pretty cool yeah Scott's now fifty so we had to you know I'm going I'm still zip-lining I'm still scuba diving I will still jump out of a plane with a parachute I will do all of that still so the fifty is the new third okay all right all right so just just get everyone on the same page here exactly seriously yeah oh my gosh I am going yeah discounted Denny's do wait what I get discounts at Denny's now how cruises the Give the view for everyone I ran into two sheriffs no I wasn't intoxicated though I wasn't doing anything lewd since staff was they were on it on it on it on it they made sure when people were coming in they had the right response they had their own you know I'm not by your AARP SAYS GUARD SAYS DIFFERENT DO I get to sign up for that now you do I do automatically they signed you up well we relaunched I don't know real fifty you know everybody lists you know we're not we're not fifty this is the new thirty okay the New Third Lina but Catalina the Avalon is pretty small so if you look at the Beach Club in the area he took over it's really about it's produced a new event called grew violin and we over on Catalina Island was radical it was the last weekend what do you think about grew violent because it's already been going on for a couple of days they said quote them this has been the best group because they security Okay I don't even think I told Thomas it's us it's our opinion yes jason's a friend but it's our opinion and we need to give eight formula wait a minute is this part of my second part of my life here exactly oh by all right enough of that the discounts I mean there's lots of discounts out there for seniors there's lots of stuff oh my God you're GonNa you're GonNa have fun finding really yeah Oh this is great did you get the coupons for depend what did you get your coupons for dependent I gave you I get those to wait wait now it's coming and you're super process Things happening this was better than the jazz festival this was be better than the jazz festival I duNno Edm a have not been any altercations nothing they compared the jazz festival I guess the Jazz Festival was the one that didn't have a lot of areas where I mean he had this beautiful stage set up they had amazing of video screen behind so yeah we went over over there on was yeah was Sunday and Oh my Gosh Jason and a tenth of the size of Avalon and the way they did it I will tell you right now before we get started about talking how much fun we had Jason uh-huh Whoa why exactly but very well laid out one in the area and then they had about I always say about one hundred feet away they had another area where where people were having brunch and a what was really cool was that he had two separate areas that had music during the day and team took over discount O- beach discount o- beach and the Beach Club is Discount Club Peach Club okay the up were there were mermaids there yes and there are only wearing their seashells on top wait they were painted seashells and the DJ was Oh Yeah Oh man was was amazing I can't I don't know the DJ's well one of politics and the DJ was incredible in the main area they also lasers lasers but this this was the era it's kind of like it's a private right past the casino really law yeah yeah honestly if you look at it you guys know we love Ah Yeah Yeah Weiner doesn't listen to this does she yes she sometime oh my well she was looking at my niece when she goes wow but I think that we're going to have to let Jason Know about the Guy I know from Porno for Pyros and Jane's addiction he what he does now Peter he goes around and he plays a senior now hey let's talk about a senior dudes going to groove I tell you man because I'll tell you I like I said that and they had a music band liquid brunch yeah a DJ right there over there and the timber September twenty seven th through the twenty ninth or thirtieth something like that weight my birthday was was that I know my brother was on the twenty Seventh Year Birthdays on the twenty eighth they were grooving Yes san yeah so jason had this area where where like you said the main stage and they had cabanas there and they had rent those just like they were bringing they're bringing bringing their own instruments they were drummer instruments they had one guy there that was playing the Sax I'm I don't think so I think they are I've only use like the triple a discount but then I'm like you know it's so much to ask the Actually Beach Club they actually they're mermaids gone they I mean they there is appropriately to go again balls that was awesome that's great you know it's actually up on the hill was where the zip-line was doing sip by people were going out on the out on the no I was I was bitten by can't say myself okay but I ran into both of them and I- separately asked volunteering and Clinton doing beach cleanups and they even found on old boat out in the water and they went out and got the old boat out area so people were hanging out there and then there are playing the their play beer pong with red trash cans and insiders on the beach. There's people doing snorkeling down there and then they encouraged people do all right electronic dance music and we went and we went to it okay so if you're familiar with the groove cruise the producer of the groove cruise so Chris and clear they even had a time where you could go volunteer and I don't know if you saw on the feed some of the things but people were now when you miss it you're bum you're like oh my gosh I'm going to stay here forever well Jason booked the Catalina Express to be there at one am when task. I think there'd be more with Edm but it wasn't it was kind of like Jimmy Buffett on steroids yeah this place was everyone was dressed phone about a couple of hours a guy that was playing the drums and this drummer man he was just going along he I mean he was going for forty five minutes straight without a break rentals and then they had loungers there and you can rent those as well and then on top of that behind there there's a big yard of I mean Gra- Lawn Ah Jason's group were able to make a deal with Catalina and what I love too is have you ever missed the Catalina Express yes we saw a few people on the the area experienced the restaurants and so we saw people there on the restaurants the now now now if you're thinking and are able to also book your stay they booked over four hundred people rooms on the island deals that they had I mean you could do it yourself but I think so so but but what was neat was that Jason also and the event also encourage people to go and do things around the island so people were doing elaine submarine riots they're doing parasailing I mean we you can have amazing you had amazing weather that weekend it was so beautiful team have put out some amazing hats t-shirts Sunglass okay look at our instagram feed at look for Tommy in his groove it. EDM music with his electric guitar and that I didn't see electric guitars there that would've been insane to just a I mean it's and the people that were his show was done so everybody who missed the boat they were still able if you had a a another ticket they were still able to get on the The Beach Syria listened and relaxing on the beach there are people that were doing scuba down the road there on the a shuttle to go across to the other side if they weren't if they didn't have any room where where they're going to stay so I mean it was very well clan Miami s they're almost all booked in full but there's still room for the groove crews go check out his instagram fame then also the there were you have to let people know everything was contained in that area of the Beach Club when people came out of the with the music at it was like wait oh no this has to go up this asked to go up it was it was awesome he's done yeah yeah I think that's GonNa come soon so be prepared Yeah Chela and if you're doing that a private event you when you went there and then when they laughed they were you know obviously covered up more this is something for you it's really yeah type of atmosphere of being well not well okay minus such a great job congratulations Jason and your team again Jason also does he produces the groove crews yes that's coming in that one's a January January all amazing just to watch from a from a logistics standpoint and producing standpoint Gosh it was it was it was a wild and they re and got that out of the ocean that was great you know they were just doing things like that I had twenty five or thirty people that were just doing just helping with there you're thinking oh these are teenagers no no they were middle age well well now I would say twenty two awesome sixty five year olds drugs and bombs brings because you're out in the middle of nowhere this is a contained grants have great hire this is the first time loose it was amazing this great merge I wasn't even the merchandise no Tommy Dan as we were leaving that evening we couldn't stay too late because I had some business meetings the next morning oh gosh and fifth class ship the next ship will join the leading cruise lines innovative lineup will be named already said wonder up of thrilling experiences imaginative dining unparalleled entertainment and the latest technology die sound like a commercial that Windsor another one coming there's an I think January well wh- I think he's going to be making announcement for grew violin feed group crews and Goku Island bookmark those join them follow an awesome thing check check that out disclaimer volunteering so and they and they what they were able to do too is when you're signing up for this and it was close to about four five hundred dollars for the entire time he was great overall experience a hundred percent Jason knows how to put on these events so well I mean I understand that in the world there's going to be five of them and we'll combined the iconic seven neighborhood concept that her sister ships feature along with a bold line is because it's copyrighted sorry I can't well we'd have to we'd have to get approved yeah but maybe we could somehow do it that would be pretty neat right it's just incredible and the new technology every time something comes up they put it into their ships or their new ship wins royal coming here did a radio show pot one of our podcast from the event wanted that be and we can have this we could sue have actually the music Michael Bailey the President CEO at the Global Cruise Industry Conference held in Shanghai so that was great and guess when it's coming two thousand twenty one uh of the seas and it's going to set sail from Sh no other than Shanghai China the details were revealed by Royal Caribbean. Yeah but yes you are okay we'll go smelling on something that shouldn't be smelt okay okay okay what you guys need to do is incredible vacation in itself that's what they're trying to tell you so this is great wonder the seas will be part of the class ship the largest but also the ability to serve so many people on those ships and have so many different things happening it does now I just want to say one thing because we're going to talk about that a little bit more with princess to what was the first class ship oasis of the ask the wonder of the Seas Royal Caribbean just announced the home port of its fifth fifth. Let's talk about that turnoff that part of the show not listened to that again you gotta gotTa you know just because we're privy to some information doesn't say awareness of the sea to the wonder of the sea and you see the difference and what they've they are they're improving on I'm in just a fun time thank you Jason and your team for having us in hosting us and we really appreciate it and we'll see you next relations Royal Caribbean is known for pushing the boundaries and they are proving that with the basis class ships this is going to be Royal Caribbean is right the keep on just get bigger and bigger but being better and better there's so many new experiences that they're adding get a bit like in San Diego and the Little Birdie didn't tell me where we'll be home porting but it's just GonNa homeport somewhere are they going to one thing I want to bring up merchandise I'm going to tell you I want a book it's still on sale right now Hook Jayson and his team anything I did I did not yeah I did not but you know Royal Caribbean has done a great job they're doing a great job and yeah definitely so what is up our scuttle in our by the way I want to tell everyone gore show notes A little Birdie told me very soon okay okay but I'm just wondering there hasn't been announcement yet but and where are they going are they right just as we were leaving we could see the lasers and light show from no yeah it was just amazing just to watch from that distance I'm Gonna I'm GonNa tell you uh even with their safety and everything else I'll tell you what impresses me with Royal Caribbean in the class ships is one not only the size we do actually have that going interview people they're coming in letting them know letting them tell everyone how much fun it is yeah it's a it's an amazing that's the exciting world of cruise ship Gatien's journey as we set a course to find and share with you the best and finest that cruising esther astronauts dot com and I'll have links to everything again get one of those groove hats be like Tommy all right so what else is what's going on with like I don't know what you're talking about talk about Roy Crema what's going on with that new Shit Oh they just announced this week the wonder of the Seas Yes oh out there out I don't maybe so okay all right so it's GonNa be it's GonNa be it's GonNa be homeless neighborhoods you never find anybody I mean you know had thirty two of our favorite close relatives on it and I was very rare using that word favor mm that it looks seamless it looks effortless to be honest with you hey let's they're they're able to have up to six thousand people on the good now okay I'm good I'm good okay all right so transitioning warning everyone warning he's off the show notes I am not off the show notes okay I'm going to ask you a question do you have this the witches of Eastwick because these women are hot and I'd like to watch it tonight Oh thank you Jeremy Okay I got my blue ray okay contest the everything still is a little bit different now I would like to go from there into wine-tasting they'll have all of that but you have to remember every ship is unique they're not going to have the same why maker they're not going to have the same Kerala I I think what we we enjoyed was just the attentive service that we received on board and the Royal Oh you're looking for it I got it okay. Royal Caribbean does a great job and keeping people safe there cutting their islands down with when there's a hurricane there helping out win islands get devastated they're doing things about it and they're always he's learning they're always evolving now I wanna talk about what's going on right now with social media let's call them really enjoyed the allure of the seas and I really enjoyed just to go around to different places and and have different experiences can go in and do things like you know rock climbing and going down a slide or or just sitting doing the surfrider writer that is so much fun or you see my video of me doing it I don't think you have I haven't seen your video I've seen do something right and it's not I mean every ship has different things right every shape will have also the stock the slot tournaments they will have the how Royal Caribbean keeps cruisers safe well because I mean because they do remember your gas skipping but you know it can shop right there always right there yes they have some really nice areas were really nice quiet areas fun areas places where he ship than I questioned that you really have investigated the ship and and look for something there's always something there's always something for somebody safety of yourself of yourself and Tom why don't you read about what was announced because I want to just go off on this after you're done the cell fees let's call them I want the shot okay I they're you know they're trying these shots like the Grand Canyon and Becca that were engaged then they were their their engagement they're always in the park always there right there in the park by the wine me over different than what than actually regular surfing the other the other thing was zip-lining onboard but what's Ah we had to have a special time set to have yeah yeah yeah the other one I ran into your son Chris he was always in the neighborhood her he and what happened what happened something had happened this week and it was a a cruise traveler remember everything you have to do you have to think of safety and that brings us to the safety of others to the sea and a little bit too far now cruisers please don't try that at home and you're thinking well that's the Grand Canyon no don't take your go. The passenger who had climbed on the rail climbed over the railing her Yes oh my God clean that's worse of her balcony and gone out there and she was taking a picture of herself on the narrow ledge into a shark cage and think I'm going to get a picture with a sharp stick your hand out so you could get a picture of the shark and the sharks steals your camera with your hand banned from Royal Caribbean that's when a fellow traveler had caught this lady he was outside on the balcony he saw a lady Kinney on holding out over the water seventeen decks up okay so the person mind video oh you did a survey I've done it away you have Video Yeah Have you surfing of me on my knees okay you leave this impressed with when we were on the allure of the seas on what impressed me about it was just the helicopter that was cool or interior railings or other protective barriers or tampering with ships equipment facilities or systems designed for guests safety salie and dangerously posing for a photo by standing on her state room balcony railing with the help of her Companion Security Kurban guests policy conduct policy clearly states unsafe behavior sitting standing lying or climbing on over any exterior let's say that person was eighty five years old what if they actually had a heart attack because it just freaked them out so much oh my gosh this person's jumping I gotta do something thanks yeah exactly so cares a Royal Caribbean spokesperson Jonathan Fishermen confirmed earlier this week that a guest was observed it's like every other day somebody's dying from a Selfie I know it's it's it's dying from taking selfies safe on south unsafe was notified and the ship continue to Jamaica but the woman in the photo and the person she was driving with are banned from Royal Caribbean cruises for Life Roy that yeah okay yeah and so she's standing on their with their hands raised in the air as she faces outward from the seventeenth blends in all right I'll let you go there because it is kind of like going off the show knows each and every one warning on hold on I I do see somebody here Jeremy Yeah well you know it's the United States law this is not the US this is international isn't an international there's a agent deck of the ship seventeenth stack no hands well I think one of her hands is holding onto the rail but she's standing outside of the WHO saw it I mean if you really think about it too some people are thinking well that's not gonNA endanger anybody I'm Tom keep on going however that person from the engines and you're standing out there and you go flying off all right we're there is something called Sushi after that you don't need to do that it's just a pay you're never lacking never never you're never lacking anything to do no report and they went followed him to the beach with his luggage he didn't get back on that ship they just said you're done and that's it I mean come on like the first ones to get pictures on that remember that now they allow everyone we're so starters are just like started everything anyway Lata rules over there's no water they wash it's like little gutter if the so you're talking about that little area yes that should not be holding the on this is your life you're not nobody is indestructible and you're you're there with thirty two that was that was that was the only thing that she was standing away the you mean the little ledge water rolls over that is not their lottery Elvia and yes they are thinning the herd for us but that still doesn't it just really hurt what it's no no this was the first time I heard a cruiser doing this and I just want to say please don't give us that name if you're gonNA fall off herbals vacation growth into heard somewhere else that's all I gotta say all right thank you for that commentary well selfish thing that all of us are hearing on the news I know people I know there's a way of well well you do here take dangerous and is not permitted law enforcement could get involved with travelers who do not follow the rules the policy says and now `enrich these people are they're thinking and then you cause that person to have a heart attack yeah you can actually cause a distraction of it could have caused so many different it's or that guy on youtube that jumped from I think it was a carnival ship jump and he was they actually are they were in port there in port big water parks I perfect game that's going to be more of a natural preserve and already that was me yeah and the well as provide employment and educational opportunities for the residents perfect day at least will also be built with ability features designed to safeguard the island the ship do it somewhere else it sounds bad you could hit that person on the sixteenth floor having a sunbathe and that's not that person back into the ship right you know to the back of the ship and like hey I want to get a picture of the waves coming up in the you know from the Z.. That actually does rules for all they can be they can be arrested they could be they could be banned off ship they can be taken this nation will be created in partnership with the community to showcase the distinct natural ecological beauty and diverse local culture of the island nation as well contemporary architectural firm based in Australia will serve as the lead architect on the project awesome and we believe our destinations should be you know a lot of people are probably thinking the same thing they just you know it's our opinion so we could just get away from here comes emails okay so ordinary ventures and relaxation during their perfect day so I think this is going to be a wonderful place to go in AH explore yeah and it's really neat that they are being focused on the of being complementary emily design and that the idea goes beyond simply protecting the ecological features of the island but includes showing respect for the people and actually I liked that I liked that because in all the beach life the water the air everything is taken care of Cox Architecture a sustainable design focus they were they were guests on their ship they can they can they can say hey your behavior is is appreciated and they can they can macroom news private island destination perfect day LEEPA Vanna too and this is going to be a little bit different there's not gonna be any to the islands culture and the islands natural surroundings and they're not going to be overbuilding in a way that Royal I believe region has won all of these islands. Can you picture this there's a cruise line right now in Florida that will do a six thousand as you said on the royal whoever your closest new friends don't let don't let your access upset and another think about the home port and I kinda like started thinking about this can you picture the future for these islands like Disney eco-system who will be the first carbon neutral private cruise destination in the world carbon-neutral having to do that I don't know that's GonNa be incredible a three day cruise and they will cruise to an island you go to resort you could stay there or stay on the island why not do the same for these islands and instead of having a plane fly in say you fly in by helicopter they have a couple of cabanas a resort places to stay you stay there New Zealand and Australia that'd be the closest thing and we'll be the new home port home home of Rome if it's royal the day they leave people fly into the island and it's basically a day at sea for them on the ship their traditions that make this place so special perfect Dale Leepa will have a different look and roker his guests from around the world to enjoy but you're on the island then the ship gets to the island picks you up picks you up but you have an extra day you've already had an extra won't be harming the island but ob actually adding more things for not only the visitors and guests to the island but also the land and sea tour win Alaska like what if they would say okay you check in for your ship you check in he's there you're paying extra but you have a couple of days there and then when the ship comes in you could just jump on the ship so it kind of like a reverse itinerary you still pay the full you still pay the full fee for the cruise but you're waiting for the ship to come in and say you have a couple of days people will do it just to have that that luxury of like you go to Disney I don't have to stand in line I mean think about that Oh helping the island grow in a way that they can grow from Jerusalem without harming the ecosystem of the island so that's Kinda you hit on something in the very beginning wait for your ship to arrive Bam there you go and you charge maybe it is a extra four to five hundred dollars but people person I mean we're talking elite yes you have the cash for it yeah but can capture it it'd be like the Disney fast pass you like if you go into Disneyland drop-off your luggage grab one bag and then you jump on a bus go the helicopter pad or whatever you're GonNa go and then they fly you to that resort AAC he's not even laughing inside the Mike Okay then being the hers the hurdle cruisers Oh no no no and quarter lounge so that was the biggest enhancement that took place they also did some enhancements in the cove cafe which is actually went through some enhancements recently so it now has a new French quarter lounge and it is themed T- twenty-one Itineraries for Disney cruise line awesome I'm excited to hear about this me more sure so the wonder around the movie the Princess and the frog and it is the perfect complement to Tiana's place restaurant which is very close to the is the adult coffee shop there they also serve wine and cocktails and small bites during the evening and then also the vibe struggle are you doing today hey I'm doing well I'm excited about the news that Disney recently announced they announced their early twenty ah been talking to myself about it no I heard your kept on saying there's a new highland coming yes there's vantage is one of the natural gems of the South Pacific Caribbean there's also going to be a seven-night sailing featuring stops at Key West Nassau and Disney's private island castaway cay after Bagan Galveston is going to head to New Orleans for late jd wary and also February sailings and which is a club for kids or teens I should say ages fourteen to seventeen it has gone through a transformation so now as a contemporary place I hope everybody knows I'm we're dropping something from Disney because I want to hear this all right here we go all right how you doing today we have some more Disney news from Erica for magic right right I mean think about that cocoa way of down if you'd like that written down as a business plan we are available but what did that and she will make four and five night voyages to the western Caribbean and there's also going to be a five night sailing that includes a stop at Progresso yeah that would be pretty incredible okay yeah I just went off there but that would be something that's going to be my prediction for next year thinking about Disney I have a royal that royal you can't do everything in a couple of hours yeah it'd be kind of Nice to have time where you as a lender isn't finished though at that point is going to head to San Diego for a variety of three and four night sailings to Baja that will be going out yeah so take a couple of weeks off of for vacation and go enjoy yourself on the wonder now the wind castaway Cay and also one final itinerary to mention for the wonder is a fourteen night Panama Canal cruise or they can hang out with their friends and they they have a new coffee bar as well so that wonder with all this new enhancements it's going to be sailing out of Galveston in twenty twenty one and the itineraries will include a four and six night cruise to the West Sokoto which is a Newport for Disney cruise line yeah so something fun for people who have sailed on the wonder before but when a different at age twenty one and the final sailing for the wonder is going to be out of San Diego it will be in May and that is when it will sail the Pacific so how is Erica doing very well she has a special report for us about really and so here it yeah you can hear as well let's just drop it right here and is also going to offer a one seven night voyage to the Mexican Riviera and that's going to be in April of twenty you too loosely okay we had thirty two of our family relatives on it with us and we were I did not run into him at all yeah yeah I think it'd be nice but you know have to you have to remember these islands are very small they have a they have this very like there would be again thirty three island yeah and people right but you can go in and you have all these activities even if it's the day before so they like there's also going to be three seven nights sailings to the Bahamas with a stop at Disney's private S. guest has had your own your own day at the park we're right yeah right we're no lines you just check on check it all out you know right be great even like Disney they're island would you do I do do that any cruise line would do something like that would be like that one with a huge water park ah it's news in this brings me the new way but this just brings me to the whole at home port yeah it's going to be a homeport home no is going to be home oh just a home for the island for the ports to go to home for the ship's okay okay okay you would actually lead on the run differently no no and all your luggage it's just like remember how princess they would do that with the one more thing about Royal Caribbean this week the also announced their new perfect date island Oh what is that Lee van a van have been talking about this so what is it about as you know the thing is that you fall off the ship and the ships moving and there's win I mean you could actually fall down on the west coast in so many different things that you're planning to come out to California to come to Disneyland in twenty twenty one you can coast for five nights ending in Vancouver Canada very nice it's it's so nice to have a Disney ship out here why discovery is doing so much with princess right now the discovery channel I don't think it was because of that but they are they're doing so much when you go to Alaska fortify years on this show we have a new carnival ship and we are getting a new princess ship and as John Schwartz says where did Princess Star turned Caribbean itineraries out of Port Canaveral you can sail the fantasy for seven nights eastern western Caribbean and finally the on facebook at Disney I'm sorry Erica for Disney Sue Facebook.com backslash Erica art out here in the West Coast Wi- not have that ship here yes coming in November twenty twenty one yes well it's coming here November for Disney you can also call me at eight one two five one eight eight seven four seven and you can also email me at Erica Disney dream will sell port canaveral for three and four Night Bahamian cruises all of these sailings will include a stop at Disney's private island they have these little shows that they do and they talk about everything about Alaskan I'm sure they do the same thing in other ports so this is I mean yeah it's pretty standard but some of the listeners may not know you can sail out of Miami on the Disney magic there's three four and five night Bahamian and West great to a new enhancements new itineraries Erica quickly how can people find you reach you sure you can find me excited about the also all the changes to the ship and I don't know if I

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Humming/Time Trap

Story Pirates Podcast

30:26 min | 6 months ago

Humming/Time Trap

"Hey grownups before we start the show. We have a quick message from today's sponsor Disney cruise line. The magic of Disney cruise is that. There's fun and relaxation for the whole family. Including the adults kids can hang out with their favorite Disney characters at kids clubs while adults treat themselves to quiet time at the SPA or have fun. Your whole crew can ride the aqueduct water coaster watch nighttime fireworks show from the deck and even spend the day exploring Disney's private island Paradise Castaway Cay for more information sail over to Disney cruise dot com or. Call your travel agent today ships log. We've been floating around the outer edges of space for weeks now. No matter which direction I look in I can't see anything but total darkness. No planets no stars nothing. Our navigation systems are useless. Since nobody's ever been out this far in space before the story pirates totally completely and utterly lost to pass the time. I've been writing some new songs. Actually here's working on lamb excited here. See what you think. Okay here we go person now. I'm sorry I'm getting distracted. I can play my songs later. Okay where was I? Oh right right. All of the other pirates have gotten into little space exploration pods and gone up in different directions in search of planets. I've decided to stay here with the ship waiting patiently for the other story. Pirates return hopefully with good news about something they found but for. Now I'm just GonNa sit here waiting and trying to figure out. Corker PERSON KNOWS. Be Alarm. The computer it says incoming vessel. The I POD IS BACK. The bond is back the STORY PARTS RETURN TO A. Oh I know seem minor. Oh that's good. I like that. I like my story brother. People just right for yourself. Other shooting stars faking or pumping jeter tape. Get outta here. We're finish your story. Only welcome back to the story. Pirates podcast everyone where we take stories written by kids and turn them into sketch comedy and songs. Leave over your back. What did you find? Tell me everything peculiar three I. I haven't heard one in so long. Oh of course listeners. Have you ever had something really small like so small? You hardly even notice it. Turn in to a very big deal. Well this burst story is all about how something small can change the world. Here's the author to introduce it. Eileen Beverly Texas this is my story called hunting why it down class and turn to page twenty three in textbooks. Stop Humming that song. It's so distracting. Sorry Jason It just stuck in my head. Lining quiet doubt. There's so many fans so many worlds started Bryant here in Mrs. Smith's class was just in was upset. Mrs Smith had gotten mad at him and it wasn't even China and when he got home his mom already knew. I got a call from now. You should talk this through. That was bad today today. Mrs Smith a strict. And you can't be calling out but I was mad because laney wouldn't stop harming Hami Hami goes on and on you wouldn't understand. I need to go and start a band. A BAND REQUESTED DENIES. Invited me over. Listen I sing. You Play Guitar. George plays drums Stephen while he could be our manager. Or I fantasize gloves same spans in the world around the world till she was so worried and said they were singing on tonight and hadn't finished riding yet been. They got together. George had enough said and rehearsing. It shouldn't be this tough when we write a song on constantly. Distracted from cousinly perturbed at Sing Full Jason. Homecoming goes on and on top of another band. Number one walks down while I'm gonNA start my own talk talk Coming counting hunting hummingbird and now lease speaks lydney author. Hey Emily it's leave from story. Pirates how are you good? How are you? I'm doing all right so emily. You wrote the story humming. What was your inspiration? My classmates always joke around about how much I'm humming. They say they're gonNA move if I don't sell humming so you're that kid you're the one in class that's always humming. Yeah is there one in particular that you like to Ham or are there? A bunch of things Mostly by the Beatles. Oh I love them. I have Sergeant Pepper records. I haven't huge poster of them. I love the Beatles to. What's your favorite Song Sergeant Pepper That's really hard to decide. I really like diamonds listened to the remastered version. What about white album? What's your favorite songs on that Blackford? Yeah it's so beautiful my mom's from seeing the blackboard after a while by when I was a baby. Wow so got into your head early Beatles most songs for on the white album you that Ringo Starr's copy. The white is one of the most valuable records in the world. The one he owns on. Yeah wow so. You're kind of a Beatles historian Sir Constantly Humming Beatles songs. Can we do a little quiz here where you harm different Beatles songs and I have to guess what they are? Sure okay whenever you're ready Yesterday okay how would this on I would hold her hand. This nice have you ever been in a band yourself No but I've really wanted to be an one like all of my life. If you could be in a band what would be the name of your band really. I had two names and I was thinking of either shooting stars or sunken treasure. You know who you would like if you like space themes here. Have you heard David Bowie? No but my music teacher says that he wants to music history with him. He's really interesting super interesting and he does a lot of space themed stuff and his music's like as good as the Beatles. Okay I'm going to trust you on that. I know it's a high bar. It's a high bar emily. This was so fun to talk to you. Thank you for sharing your love of the Beatles and just like talk and music with me today. Thank you okay bye emily. Wow that story was so it was great wasn't it? We got to listen to that second knitting. Now that you're back tell me everything. Did you find a planet food water fuel anything? Well I've had quite the adventure. I was floating around in my pod when I came across another ship. Oh were there people aboard. Yes and they were not friendly gasp. They captured my pod and brought me aboard. They told me I could either give them all of my treasure. Walk the plank. I told them I had no treasure. So they threw me in the dungeon. Luckily I was able to pick the lock and breakout. I snuck past guards. Dodgson booby-traps sabotage. Their ship's engine stolen escape pod which I used to make my way back here. Wow that sounds like a real adventure. Typical Thursday anyway. I would not recommend that we fly back in the direction I came from. There are no planets that way just a bunch of very angry marauders. Darn there's another pod return cater over Roger. You're loud and clear. No Peter and Rachel. I don't know who you're just come back aboard the ship back. What did you find? Well we found a planet or so we thought turns out it was just a plant. Similar words plant like like a tree or flower or vine except huge and tried to eat us. The plant tried to eat you. It was like a Venus fly trap but tension and space and the size of a planet and really scary and big. Did I say big? How did you escape from the plant sites me and eating plan well? It tried to eat us so I ate it back. What do you mean you ate it back while it tried to eat me so eight? Is You ate a planet? Well a killer plant the size of a planet. Yes I guess. I'm just a little unclear. How Li I literally don't know how much clear I could be here. I recorded the whole thing on video. Check it out. Oh Oh oh ooh. I'm not proud of what we did anyway. Long Story Short. I definitely don't recommend we fly the ship in that direction way. Too Dangerous and filling. Oh no this isn't looking good. Unless some of the other pirates return with good news we might be lost. Its space per adver me. Excuse me I ate a planet. Well be right back. Hey grownups Lee here with your weekly announcements the story. Pirates are releasing our third book on February. Eleventh quest for the crystal crown is a fantasy novel based on an idea from an eleven year old named Ngo Ortiz written by an about bonder stone and connor white illustrated by Joe Todd Stanton and it includes a fantasy. Chretien's own to guide kids through writing their own exciting fantasy stories while they read the book. Preorder your copy to get it. As soon as it's released at story PIRATES DOT com slash books. We also have book launches in both New York City and Los Angeles. If you're in New York City on February eleventh join us for a celebration featuring Angie Ortiz kid author of quest for the Crystal Crown if you're in Los Angeles on February twenty third. Join US at book soup in West Hollywood at eleven. Am for a very special reading with authors. Anna Beth bonder stone in connor white. Both events are free and both are first-come first-served our biggest shows of the year are coming soon. The story pirates change makers benefit in New York City will be on March fifteenth and we just announced that all five podcast hosts will be there in person. That's right Megan Peterman Rachel and I will host the New York benefit be trained. Some never before seen live story. Pirates SOCKS BIZET STORY PIRATES DOT org slash benefit for tickets and Los Angeles. We will announce your benefit date very soon. WanNa get access to tickets? Well it's one of the perks of being in the Creator Club. Find out more at story. Pirates DOT com slash create. You can also see the story. Pirates live in person at the intrepid in New York City on February fifteenth and Parker Colorado on April sixth. Are you looking for a camp? Send your kids to this summer. Send them to story. Pirates camp at the Calhoun school in New York City. This year's theme is quests so from June twenty second to July third campus will spend time with the story pirates and create their own fantasy world with daring quests to save the world and at the end of camp families are invited to see. The campers perform some of their own stories head to story PIRATES DOT COM to. Sign your kids up today but hurry because there's only room for a limited amount of campers for all that Info and more visit story pirates dot com back to the show. I really hope the other pirates come back soon then I hope they found a planet. That's convenient timing. Come in story. Tyrant leader bag. We've been sharing the pond for too long. I can't wait to get back to the Strip. I know that's better. Did you guys find any planets? No we found nothing so much. Nothing so so so much nothing. We drifted for days weeks. Here's who drifted so far that time lost all meaning. We saw such vast nothingness that we understood the universe. The Stars Look Galaxy. The distance space means nothing but by that very fact space means everything we saw our whole existence. All at once. I am a baby. I am an old Ma'am I am all you are all we are all soon. Did you find another planet? Nope now dirty pod returning to the says come here and give me a hug. Oh loofah did you find any land? What's Loofah saying? She said that she not only found land but she found an entire civilization. Oh wait no sorry I misunderstood. She found nothing. Oh that must be Megan's pod. Let's hope she has some good news? Commend Story Pirates. I have some news and guess what it's bad. I wasn't able to find any land but I'm did find this weird. Give some sort of extraterrestrial technology. I'm not really sure what it does. But you know what I thought it might Meghan everything. Okay Gavin this thing. I have started and Charlie wine. That's weird because I also hear beeping coming from inside the ship and it sounds like our beeping is matching your beeping. It's almost like the beeps are talking to each other. Where is that beeping coming from? And what does it mean? Is it just me or is the beeping getting faster to get to the bottom of this creek? Get BACK TO THE SET. And while you're doing that let's do another story okay. Listeners this next story is about a trip through time. That goes to some very unexpected places. Here's the out there to introduce it in Oregon. It's called contract mom. We're home Shaker. Heidi where have you two been? We're still at the restaurant while you were supposed to be here helping me finish the laundry but mop we heard a super weird noise at the restaurant so we had to go look for it. That's your excuse for not helping. You had to look for a noise. Yeah if you can't even help your own mother. How do you expect to help yourselves? That doesn't even make sense at least take these clothes that I washed and folded four. You put them in your closet. We don't have time to hell. He'll mom me now. Why it's mom always marquess around here. Yeah I mean I can't think of an example right now but I'm sure we do whatever we should put these clothes away. I guess. Did you hear that? It's that weird noise again. It's coming from inside the class. It lets look behind the hanging clothes. Whoa it's a big hole in it. Okay Weird looking all these objects crying around. It looked like objects from the like that suit of our learn. Let's head later a CD. I'm not sure I've never seen before. Come on let's take a closer look and jump all the way in the holiest closing behind us. Quick it's closed. It's an open. A bunch of other holes opening we got again became though back the way we came quick. Let's go through one of these other holes before we get stuck here forever. Let's one Heidi luck. Where are we? I think the question is when are we? Why eighteen hundred eighteen hundred. While you're here. I could use some help. You see my steamship has are here at the constructed wetland bridge. And if I don't get moving soon I will be able to deliver all involves depressed. Cleveland nonconsecutive second inaugural me. I'm thinking I'm thinking that the eighteen hundreds is dirty and boring. Yep sorry eighteen hundreds person. We don't have time to help. You gotta get home by Alison. Wait are we now tribune? You just like appeared out of nowhere man. Welcome to the nineteen sixties. At least. We're getting closer. I I know what you mean. Hey while you're here I could use some help. I need someone helped me finish making Miss Daisy chain to put my hair that I could meet my friend Lily pad down with a record store to pick up the newest Jefferson airplane album for the protest. If you can help me out and Jaeger are you thinking what? I'm thinking that the one thousand nine hundred sixty super. You're telling me man. Let's get back into the portal. Sorry Friendly Hippie but we can help you. We gotta get home. Can you give me your? I don't know but we are in the ocean. There is so much water in this time period. What do we do towards? It's really big. We're inside the whale and look. It's a complete living room with fishbone furniture fishkill carpet. Looks like Airbnb? My name is Jason and I welcome to the AIRBNB that I've said up in my mouth. The whale is an AIRBNB. We must be in the future. I gave really use your help. I stars and Regular Review Jason. I'm sorry that sounds tough but we don't have time to help you. We got to get home understand. That's a really use. The Janus story more for many years talking to renters. In your mouth right now. Do you expect the minor? How let us out. How do you look? There's the portal. Let's swim to it. Go I need your how Jacob. Jaeger are you thinking what? I'm thinking that the future is entirely underwater. No I think it's time that we stop thinking about ourselves for once and actually helped. We help all the time like when I mean. Oh Yeah I guess we never help. But how are we supposed to stop this fight? We're tiny compared to them nine but we have to try and you know they listen to me back in Aquatic Animal School Jason. You'd be a successful entrepreneur but had to go my own way. I have an idea heavy that large floating shells here mark and Jason. Stop this fighting. Can you see that you've meet each other? Jason it sounds like you could really benefit from marks entrepreneurial drive and innovative thinking and mark. You desperately need Jason's customer service instincts. Why don't you to become business partners and stop this fighting? Oh my goodness that's good work. You know what I think we can do this mark. Joey shake fins on it. What are there are not Lord Nerd? We go having session my shirt tank right behind you. Thank you tiny creatures. Thank you for your and what's inside our closet. Let's go. Hey we're back. I'm so glad to be back in our own time and not in a weird waterworld future. Are you sure that was the future? He couldn't have been the fast kids. Where have you been quick? Get in the whale car or you're going to be late for school. The loungers of this nation the United Sharks of America didn't invent everything so that you could Donald. Let's move and don't forget to brush your teeth sharp. That's it for today's episode. Thanks for listening and a huge thanks to today's authors. Emily and Jaeger Four. We go. Here's Today's story spark kids write a story about a world that is so small that most people can't even see it. Tell us who lives there? What they do and why their world is so small. Is it a problem that the world is so small or are there unexpected benefits as well grownups as always you can submit stories at story? 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Weekend Racing Preview | Caulfield 29th

Three Wide No Cover

23:37 min | 11 months ago

Weekend Racing Preview | Caulfield 29th

"What's he doing on these nine Cava. She's back home almost three wide no. I'm your host Meek Wall. It's a big weight in the studio. He the iphone grandfather has pushed group one rice into the Sunday. We've got plenty to cover joined well. It's a ripping wake. Wally this dating that fraud. I know a groupon rising Saturday group on rising Sunday group one rising a normal doing the foam but gee. He's going to be fun fair enough if you're gonNA move positive dorms. The man in black gear didn't get the memo mites ninth if you had a sent the memo. What's The guy today where you go. I think I'm I'm a model. Could you tell me about your group one rising everywhere so we're GONNA have contracts Coalfield Josie and Melissa to Sydney with your track report here. We'll stop because obviously it's a great bond. Rising on Saturday Ryo true good full lose hill a little bit of wing North North Easterly which will maintain its look. It's not going to have that much. Impact only fifteen ks but here. I think this is going to be a big advantage on spayed around Rosehill on Saturday and now we get to coalfield on Sunday at six. Mehta's good good for now windy speak of and again I think on Spain is going to be a huge advantage for shoot rices aimed for eight hundred plus the Emma. You've got to be on. I think they're going to be winning. Lots of rices absolutely group one racing tracks. GonNa Cover today but we got to Sydney first because that is the satellite. Let's have a look at the golden rose market. He People Act as your fiber. Currently it's free dollars exceedances sixty yard dash and yes yes yes yes at four hundred fifty. We we go from there. Cube Rick and Castle Vecchio both eleven dollars prints firewall twenty dollars passage twenty-six and others further further Josie the map match really important. I think probably the most important part of this race is a small field and I don't think they going to go fast Yale. Dash I think laid and he is where I think the rise can be one lost because I think maybe we can see at so. I just don't think horses and exceedances even Castle Vecchio had that early Gates Right Speight close enough and you in a slower on rice doesn't matter if you're not too far off them but when you go to host like bb Wack in front of you lost dot ran twenty to one eleven into lost four hundred loss two hundred and they couldn't catch him. I think this is gonNA sit up exactly locked at Yale Dash. Hey can laden. He's going to give a massive run as well as to. I think you're going to clear out and I just think the widest rice is going to be run. It sits up perfectly for BBC wacky got back to his best on the dry track. I think these treacle suit horses on Spe Kobe on with the Godolphin Blue Army to win the Golden R-ariz. Bv Wack Very Good Josie. Do you agree that's good as before no because he writes divert different pressure here. There's any tools is in this race that have won seven for the loans. That's Prince foul was it was terrible. I up and of course Kosovac and I want to talk about Kaseke. I because he's had an unusual preparation Russian coming into this race. He ran over fifteen hundred meters. I up with fifty eight. He got back on a die way. You couldn't really might grand and when he indeed when you go to the outside after being ridden CODA gain a flu and he showed the acceleration that I wanted to see adjust picked on these running saw the last fifty so he comes back an extra hundred meters fights while while like castell Vicki I was because this is a small field josie spike speed dash guy fold and dictate terms terms BIVOUAC with full. Don't pass each go forward and put some pressure on these horses in existence needs to come across us. Don't passage BIVOUAC and sit on those horses. This is a group one. These more pressure is tactical in this small field guy back and Watch Castle Vecchio when he sat when he drew and saw it and he set up on the speed when he when he's group one champagne. Hey Ken seek close. You don't have to draw net where he has to come back in Roy Court. He's only going to be three pays back a set. Nas and close when he want. He's a group one and he saw has run out of the fourteen hundred when he was thirty at to go back in a massive run once again and he has the acceleration tuna foot to seat off these pressure in a group one race ace be close enough this time and pick them apart light dropping back set whites drop from the fifty eight to sit whites a seats closer. He's drone bed up oil blocking and I can't believe the price that we're going to get castaway. Cay Ifa may cause he's proven at this four hundred hundred and he's absorbed this type of pressure group pressure beforehand so i WanNa wrote him. It is compounded angels and that's the thing it's marketplace and things like that and if they suspect about the price of correct I think he starts children the three dollars. I think he's a great bit. They don't boxer. CONSI- brought technically. He's the host to catch because we don't consis Easter odds to on the APP and Shannon to the farm. PAYPAL DEBORD warns Who's sponsoring the Rice. If you are in the short feel free to vote for spring all stakes Sharon Josie well machining sparkling events attention to Sunday after everyone's rausing from their beds hopefully after a win way going to have a book at the Underwood first of all oy homes men sixty five at hot four dollars twenty getting fifty the choices one of eleven dollars humidor Canadiana both seventeen dollars Yucatan twenty three young prince sabotage twenty-seven Josie he could rice. I think when you look at it originally you'll go yet. It's plenty of spayed. He guy like chocolate truffles. Getting we know goes forward hung's roll forward and then are trying to break it down. Just think from those ads so I'd guides gala chop can get across and then give the perfect cat across huntsman hydrogen consider outside track for fools. I think we laid his back. Getting one one handles the interesting map police for maize on one three runs is sort of more or less tame conservatively moderately. I think one now four they've got to be somewhat positive so I think he has to be in the first five or seeks Hartnell. If he's going to win this race. It's good rice just want to start with getting lookie wanted one hundred one baiting mystic journey in the mcabe loss dot it was a big figure and it was is two and a half seconds in so it's time that was a foster on Rice Kenny hold back usually when horses run that cost especially at that quite a one hundred one. They usually come. I'm off and they just don't hold that Pacey. That's a big figure. He's GonNa turn replicate if he can replicate that or he's a superstar but just thinking like come off that Ron and that's why I'm carrying on huntings when these profile and they always perfect for this horse he's winning. The fame was really good. It was moderate but he does a lab to ZIP and now it's should set up perfectly for him to the have a pig run here later if he does. I think you'll be winning hines when I think he's a great bit. That is push stay. I'll agree with you Josie. He's the one I don't WanNa be riding because he won this race sick up last year and remember hey jazz missed prior to going into this rice lash G we'll. He's well. He's a winner I stop going into this guy and it's a proven formula full heisman and what I really like about him is that is drawn and a little bit been. Malam can just wipe for for Fools Tyrrell L. Ford Guy Trump will be positive authorities. Run was terrific. I doubt from a long lie off so he steps out to a distance. Pay The suits in the eight hundred you. Catan Iran he the stable mighty heisman not sure but if he does he'll be positive now the chosen one was stuck three date night Gaba in the fan last each drawn better and hey can hold a physician so there's more pressure out with trap full skylight job heisman is just going to sit out and shoot the breeze and white for a mold and make a decision he can see that there after two longs on homes suit team to get into a rhythm then take it up as like claw him out in the Mall Hill and then he'll control it and I think he just gets the galloping room that he needs. He's better host the she getting's gotTa back. I got up. He's got to prove it again. I want to say to him from getting under the one brilliant rod he's guide to roll forward and Sean Feeding Super Tortoise is going to back up to heal pressure him to trauma obey in that first half a dozen spots is a little bit of pressure early. Connecticut gets back. Yulong prints will join random humidor run a little bit bought homes. Men holds the cager on outwitting writing for all that pressure on his left shoulder and he's won this race last year so giddy up. I think he's a special and he's a real good vine a form. That's a push boise command of banging that went on obviously tells me husband's the one so we're gonNA take a break while the sand guys coming here and gave its e Mashing Rowlatt banging when we come back. We're going to both pro us at Caulfield. Welcome back to the Free Wide Cava. It's talk to hit up. The eggs will start with the colts and Geldings gentlemen familiar here at the top of the mock. It's been good to his racing data. San At two dollars seventy mini express positive and fifty guy bought it. I does super safe at eleven dollars Raka Bass Khurana at thirty dollars and that's just causes any of us against Strasbourg Fifteen Hilo at sixteen. Your deal nineteen grounds well at twenty one box Josie Year could spayed here. I think Tuck a Best Arana reckon that motivate you notice row full with the holy one. Oh go food. Dallas and I think from that inside Guy Die Neetu row forward. Would they need to be in the first four or five dollars and then you've got our guy to go on the map who sources like halo defying danger. I think they'll probably be three ward so they might find find it difficult to really good rice. It's an even Rice Dallas San Fiber deservedly so I suppose two dollars seventy a little bit skinny for May of mocked him Aram Three Dollars Fifty so oh I think he might drift just up. The street loss dot worries me a little bit. It was a second slower than the zoo Tori Rice over twelve hundred meters up the strike. They went hat. Yes La di came home slow. I know he did a lot of things wrong. Go Wrong League and he looks like a whole list of fourteen hundred around the corner and he's going to be right up his alley but I I just thought the consumer I think he might drift Miam- with the Brisbane horse alligator blood four from four he comes down look look. He's a dollar forty into adult twenty two so they put up a dollar forty and he was backed into a dollar twenty two so happy to take it though a forty that's how much the market loves these and was very very slowly run rice but it was best lost four hundred base loss two hundred by the boy on the die twenty two and a half and eleven and four or something like that so it's going to map perfectly elegant a blood. I think they had a spin around the during the wake which law at Oregon is going to run a huge foyer of Karan's six dollars and the at the moment beat the valley so on with alligator blood to knock off the favorite. He's honest debate of mocking fiber but I've just mocked him a little bit bigger alligator alligator blood to get the job done Josie so you think do you think it will only think the market logs alligator blood but I think you'll firm but I don't. He's GonNa firm too much Dagobert. Who Do you lock First Armored Coffee and cigarettes the Guida Challah Joan into the frost. I reckon reckon. This is a great rice fire expand. The reason being is the speed inside and the speed at Saudi across Quebec Rosca Rosca best a three for three. He's he's. He's got a row Ford. GotTa be pressured by Groundswell. You would think defined dance out. He Lo we'll come across your deal can come across as well a bitter end abandoning social deal and the holy one row forward Saudis pressure getting to the top of these he'll now drawing back can off so what does it tools that adjoin law gates with four my before eight hundred made it and they proven at the four hundred hundred made the three K. runners familiar rice that ought ought to be riding a three five and two and why three five and to Dallas on hey can hold a position forward and to pay back or pay back. He's going to have allegations I gave him with pressure on him from outside hosted coming across so using the squeeze strip as an interesting round of these souls Awlaki four eight hundred made the foam. He's proven it horse level. He got lost down the street. I'm going to forgive around he'll be bitter. Aranda been so I was Strasbourg and allegation of blood and Dallas Allison again and get the best runs in the rice. They're all proven around that forty and under made a Mike as well. I just need to pick a path at the dawn the one on one out of those trees he's gone. He's a winner arguably. He should have won. Four hundred major. Rice Adecco field this size produce. He just got lost and floated a little bit. It's fair to size improved. He's he's come back and better horse. You say you would be with the Gazeta that Rice at Flemington. Hey got lost digital wrong and he's still one still found a way so that's why I'm really happy these sources a special holes and the further the better for him the fourteen hundred brought up his alley and when he gets to the mall he'll John John John into the allegation piggy Pie within that Sahara Don's doing the shopping. They very very good compelling. Having ties is for both boys or let's have a look at the phillies pro you now. This is far more open what was saying and what in the two year old. Rice's and it's very euro rice to your old glasses and trail as a lot of good often runners miss mantra will be the foreign the blue appointment with all boys flip Ford Missile Mantra for tamely for fifty law. I does snapped answer. Laban's Saturday at Fifteen krantz seven bucks pin sake and acting both breath at the twenty dollars and if the Pie knows twenty-three south by twenty seeks and and we go from there Josie yet look. I've got a lot of speeding. These is right now. It's a big field and so usually horses can roll along but don't have huge courses like acting. SAF Bank will go forward trying late snap. Danza probably late his back. Go get the go can probably get the one law bit worried but can probably be three wide again if there's not much spayed. There's no real disadvantages. Three water ran caufield to map horses somme. I think it's an Edwards Cran ten lease the really interesting one. It's drawn an insider's guide for Chri wants to be Karen actually wants to be positive if they find a spot then it might be the horse broad just had it. Maybe a couple of pays back but if there is any ten guy to be reading positively and look at it could be the one annoy taped Sin Edwards Cram at seventy dollars on the fact that Ed Mathurin stood. I know so I think there's a little bit of value there about that. Horse Look Lost Lost Dot at Flemington up the streit. They win a second so I'd stand Tom so it was good. It was on the quick seven day backup from a really good run. I thought now it's had two weeks gets gets to the fourteen hundred meters. It's one third up before at Flemington at one and here it follows guys to throw it up caufield four to eight hundred meters or I think it's going to run a really good rice and I like the fact that it's Mac is just perfect or I think he can sue probably in the first six which I think would be a huge advantage on Saturday and if a cane arguments spot at the Roy on these fields in Iraq and she can win this rights. I am petrified of ten leaf. Tinley goes forward. I think clearly the coolest but I just had a couple of pays back mantra just wide. She gets through from eleven. I think she'll end up a long white back and how buck story like she'd lost what we saw on the map just think she's Sim Value Promise Josie. I'll tell you want when you talk to listen even if dicon because as you were talking when seven hundred to seek I think they knew what he was saying even though he obviously Cox were in studio in a bunker here. Celebrities krant might don't be afraid to take me back by them mugs Josie pick up a stay so remind what was that yeah African Safari hunting and then hey we got this is a great little leff automated nine hundred meter rights he because there's a lack of speed in this race as Josie mentioned now acting she's a fourteen under made a winner and she's undefeated scratch last week shoe jumped charm control this temp going up the hill a rough in their ice here and go get the girl southbank will come across. Did you say snap dancing last Flemington three wide now Cava paypal's April's award show stuck date and she was solid light. She Joel's a guy she can seat and saw back snap Danso William Prove from Lindsay Smith Tame comes across Beautiful Ron. You would think now gone watch the reply Tinley last out of Flemington where she jumped with them. Then she was snagged back to be ridden for Palsy Causey. She was held up from the four hundred tool bat inside the two hundred when she got at she flashlight which was fantastic. She's going to if she can begin lock. She did at Flemington. She concede to pays back three pays back problem one off the faints and all WanNa rod are think that she's got a lot of upside after Gallup at Flemington. She's perfectly situated headed for coalfield. He droning to take up that early advantage the pressure on the shell fly lawyer. WHO's backing up after eleven hundred Beta sick to against the boys always on the weekend fleet kids back and Michelle metric back and meets all mantra had to join a guy she would've been a good thing all would have thought on run at Flemington last up she goes back and gets into that awkward could guide and gives them a spot on a wreck. Her grandfather will be the mall during this guy so tenley given the best rod with a Guy Bait. Early doors are think she's the one I want to be on this day there and he makes a really good point about Mankato and we speak a bad at Christie's. Sometimes the best horse doesn't win. The rice and that's the point is what you're saying. He's Lymington lost one hundred percent and the reason being is Matt so important because you just can't be giving good horses three four links just going to pick them up and you can have to unlock and all those conesa things if she's going to win. I think it's the mall at coalfield a bit long long right back light last year on an aunt saw Guyton flashing light where or is this is not gonNa let I want to got Busta so think they'll just wrote a conservatively and hopefully picking them apart and if she's good enough to win it but these controls played really worries me I with the acting out front snap dance at the K. Cienega Krantz going to get a good round but ten league for me who now we've been talking a little bit in the last a couple of weeks around at training partnerships and getting a few words from trying that were partnering up with about horses that they have coming up. Josie Yukiko is off this week on this as an absolute cracker of a blog fan of the show Josie. What's your yeah he neild last week the lowest one. I think was thirty something like that now. He's tipping US Brisbane number saying Cadigan. He said dropping white loves doing been worth the joint. Dan during the week they are ready to rock and roll Seti on Saturday. He's just fantastic struck right. You've got to be following. It's a loss push estee who you got. He's a good guy and he's an aunt standing trying and that's why we partner with spokesman. He's luck. Anthony Coming says well number three busy. She's one of the loss to. We've been typically strongly he on three award. She's up against enticing stop but he said she's trying to on this morning. She's in really good form and he thinks she we had to wait so you guys if you lock shooting for three and a right from Anthony Accounting's I'll tell you what there's also been a little bit of heartbreak but we shouldn't be disheartened because we got a strong push for a Horse Saas wake from the kitten gene stable and it was. I'll tell you what this was. A push. Josie and Luke Walton was going to be the winner what happened on Tuesday rice. One touch of paradise absolutely beautifully written Boy Qazi Wocka Wocka shot to the front had absolutely one boil money to the fifty meters and just got knocked off look and probably the White House track ended up flying. You had to be really on the track and unfortunately touch paradise at adopted back to the inside but it's a whole she can follow and it was a good team so anything else that comes at a price and follow him because they grew judges straight into. Uh Sports Bit Black One hundred percent or bad at that. We were a little bit stiffer. What's we Kevin Windscreen. Look into Maria Vision Mirror. We got to move winning coming up after the Brag and we will soon me. We'll take a break. We're going to got ran the country when we return welcome back to Free Wide Neikov. Let's go around the country country. We're GONNA stop what we always stop Jews in Perth Bryce for number. Four cockney crew absolutely busted. The clock loss dot e can win again. It's got really good three year old figure so it's come back a bit of four year old bay with it again. I gotcha yeah rice seeks before a young does resume eight. Hundred one debut at fourteen hundred is going to be ready to go. I think she's in for a really good prep seven tenths India man he's back. He's got fifty four and a half and a benchmark. ID is listed winner in that outrageous. Fulham suggests from gate one. We had to be very good sunshine boys in Taibbi Evans. We Trust Riceville. I've number seven and again. I don't have anything to add. Taibbi said Cadogan Sydney boys yes spaghetti sauce in the golden rose. This is my best of the dying in Sydney and a tough rice seven number two BIVOUAC. They WANNA know which way he guys he's a shadow hero then and then and the Chatto I'll get one every way I turn on nine eleven mickey well. Did you see him. Shaw down the middle once he got at Castle Vicky Dot D. Two one shannavy Shannavy Victoria based. There's no way you did say that. Caufield rice wray number. I Dr Drill sits up perfectly no speeding the rice thing he can win and also Mornington Internet's grandfather. We'll get to Mornington rice. Get it early. Velez Pride in the saddle is military's resigned from Peter and Paul snowden these first abby tripe. He's a pretty good hold stripe and also back correct lighting dot. He's ready to rock roll with a lot white rice the coalfield on Sunday night time for the panel sting up but Tommy Wilson he's tanking mantra. We're going to take him only ten late bank don on and Josie the multi James Song Buick all the place on Saturday at Rosehill two dollars fifty standing Jim. We dug through it best show ever plays. He's gone responsible. They have a great white.

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RTFP: Back From Vacation

Ross Tucker Football Podcast

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RTFP: Back From Vacation

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If you're the winner, you'll get one of these awesome press passes, I still have or if you'd rather have a signed picture or assigned football card. We can do that as well. It's big Showtime bright. All right Ross you're away for a week Disney. Cruise how many pounds gain? You know, what Bri not as many as I thought I did. Or would now it was we left last Friday. Flew down Orlando. And by the way, I'm gonna spend about five minutes talking about my vacation. So if you don't care at all and you wanna fast forward to the football. No problem. I've got no issues with that. Go for him. But you know, I was away for a week. So every once in a while share little personal stuff with you guys. So we flew down on a Friday because the cruise was on Saturday, and my wife didn't want to take the chance that there's an issue with the flight. And then you missed the boat, and you missed if you missed the boat you missed the boat and you're in trouble. So we flew down on Friday, and we stayed for the night in the Polynesian one of the Disney resorts, and we hung out the pool that day, which was great it all kinds of kid activities for the kids. But then that night, did you see the video I post on Instagram and tagged on Twitter of me at the luau that night. I did. I did I saw you dancing with girls. Yes. So I got I was just sitting there, and they came into the crowd, and they grabbed me out didn't know what I was going to have to do. And then the girl one of the luau girls said just mimic me just. Do what I do. So if you did not get a chance to check it out a lot of people have gotten a lot of laughs from that me trying to do the the hip movements at Ross Tucker NFL is my Instagram. I did tag it. You know, I shared it on Twitter as well. So like shared from my Instagram page, which I do sometimes so check that out the luau food was great. And that started me eating and drinking a lot Bri. I, you know, had been doing the intermittent fasting deal. But I had a lot for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day like a lot. Now, I try to eat decently healthy, but like on the cruise they have ice cream whenever you want it. Just right there. I have my I gotta get my wife to stop doing these all inclusive that's twice in the last three months. She did an all inclusive, and I'm trying to keep my weight down, you know, for my overall, health and my joint health and all that stuff trying to stay under two fifty. And that that's been my goal, and I gotten there, but. Yeah. I thought I thought I honestly thought Bri because I had some I had some beers pretend straight days Friday, Saturday Sunday Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday Friday, and then even when I got back I had to pick up some of my neighbors. And he's like you want to have a beer I was like y'all have one and then last night for mother's day. My wife wanted to go to a brewery here in central pre we went to iron hill brewery. And so we took my my mom. So my mom, my wife and my girls. So I had a beer bright ten straight days, or as I call on the show and in life daddy sodas, ten straight days that is I can't remember another run like that. But that's it. That that's that's it. I'm cutting off today. I need I need to detox for the rest of the week. But it was awesome. I mean it was by the way to answer your question bribe. I only gained only now when we got back Saturday. Didn't we myself right away Sunday morning? I worked out for a while and lost a bunch of water weight. And then Wade myself, but I weighed two fifty eight point two and the day I left I was to fifty exactly so I guess I gained eight point two pounds probably more than actually because I worked out it's probably gained like ten pounds, which is a lot. But honestly Bri I thought it'd be closer to twenty man. I mean, I was having to omelettes all hole in the morning. I'd have to omelets or scrambled eggs with like this grilled ham. I love grilled ham. I really do love grilled ham. And then I would have. A whole bowl of mango like when I'm like down like in the Caribbean or somewhere where they have good mango and Kiwi. Those are like those are like my go-to fruits are you fan of mango, Ricky, we I do like them both that basically go Caribbean now, I feel like you gotta go pineapples. Well, yes. But I feel like and I did have some fine apple, but I feel like I you know, I upheld. Apple a decent amount. I feel like pineapples fairly common. Like you have pineapple. That's available like in Pennsylvania. And yeah, I I never have main. I never have Kiwi. And like Kiwi. I'm not taking the time to peel that. Okay. I need peelers. Right. And so when you're on a cruise like that they didn't have any Kiwi, but they did have mango. So I had a huge bowl of mango every morning, then it gets him oatmeal. Then for lunch, I usually just had Jain Norma salads and I put like four pieces. Salmon on like a best. So I was trying to eat decently healthy. But the volume was way way up there. And then, you know, having daddy sodas every day doesn't help and then for dinner, you know, I would order like multiple appetizers multiple entrees because I wasn't sure which one to get it's all inclusive. So I'd rather. Oh, yeah. I'll get the grilled chicken this, and I'll get the salmon this or this or net. So. Ate a lot. It was awesome. I really liked it. You know, the worst part is probably just a start. It's like hurting cats to actually get on the boat. You know, like you go through like stage, one stage two stage three but other than that, you know, really cool to kind of get away from it. All. Record the interviews for last week's RTF peas and done the week before we had done that fantasy feast and even money and those things so very very cool. Really enjoyed it. We stopped at Tortola and Saint Thomas had nice beach days there castaway cay where they'd a pretty cool water slide that like I felt like I was flying like eight feet in the air when I came out of it at the end. So anyway, very enjoyable trip felt like it was great to refresh to be able to my family, my brother-in-law sister-in-law. They're boys which was great. My my mother-in-law and father-in-law who I really enjoy. So it was the ten of us really cool trip. I would recommend them. Not like, I don't have a sponsorship with Disney cruise that would be nice, though, Disney cruise if you're listening or just Disney in general, you could do my video to hula at the Polynesian. But it was it was great. It was a great. Trip got back Saturday, and I'm back, I'm refreshed. You know, didn't have to work very much at all on the cruise, which was nice. And if you need that in life, and now I'm back, and there was a lot of football stuff that happened. I'm ready to tell you guys about it. And now that Kawhi Leonard ruined my team's hopes and dreams last night. The Sixers you can go to bed online dot AG. You can use the promo code podcast one, and you can bet on Golden State versus Portland. How about my guy CJ McCollum from Lehigh lighten up the nuggets like that. Or you can bet on Milwaukee against Toronto. I gotta tell you Brian. I'm a little disappointed now in these options. I mean, I just don't picture Portland hanging with Golden State, and I don't know Milwaukee Toronto seems like one on one from me. I'm not like an NBA expert. But seems like it's Yang. Versus. Kawhi Leonard whose unbelievable I mean, both those guys are incredible player. So I guess that's the good part of it. I don't any rate if you wanna make those games little more interesting than I think that they actually are because I don't think that they really are that interesting. Go ahead and. Go to bed online dot AG. You know, where we go. That's where we go and we use the promo code pod. Cast one bet online dot AG, promo code podcast one. All right. Lots of get to talk about football. Now since we did do any talks takes last week. So let's dive right in I up the eagles signs act Brown one year three million dollar deal. They claim safety Blake Countess and then signed quarterback Cody Kessler. You know, a bri- also say this before I forget about the cruise just wasn't thinking about it. I think it's pretty good value. I mean, the accommodations the state rooms were nice the service was incredible over like unbelievable. And then you get to go to those islands the dinners. I mean, I think it's a pretty good. Pretty good value. What you pay and what you get. Because even like they have shows every night like like, you know, almost Broadway caliber show, they hypnotist they had a guy that unbelievable juggler. I mean, there's it was cool. Really, really cool. I think there's a lot of value there for anybody ever. Ever considering that? So you mentioned eagles right Bri. I did. So this is one of the reasons why I think that the eagles are a top five franchise these days, you know, they're not letting the fact that your draft and quote unquote free agency being over there not letting that prevent them from improving the team they signs act Brown who was released by the Redskins. So he does not count against the compensatory pick formula. They sign him. No one year three million dollar deal. He's a guy that they needed some dep- it off the ball linebacker. They needed another starter. Other than I joke. Brad. I'm after Jordan Hicks got pretty big money to go to the Zona cardinals. I'm not sure Jordan Xs, even Pederson Zac Brown and the eagles got him for like pennies on the dollar. Jordan Hicks, does count towards a competitor. We pick formula. Zac Brown doesn't that seem? Like, a great move Countess is a guy that will probably be the third or fourth safety for the eagles. He was claimed off waivers doesn't count against the compensatory pick formula. And then Cody Kessler gives them competition for Nate side felt in the backup quarterback job, which is important Philadelphia. With Carson Wentz his injury history. And then I you know, the Stephanie was new skis morning. I'm just like shocked given the state of NFL offensive line play that nobody get paid him more than one point five million on one year deal. Like, are you kidding me? Seven with new skis played very well at center at both guard spots, and nobody thought he was a better option than than what they've got. I mean, I'm like amazed absolutely amazed that nobody went out and paid him more than that. And maybe he didn't really. To go. Maybe somebody offered a more. You didn't want to go. You wanted to stay with the eagles. I don't get it. But I'm loving all of those moves really for the eagles. I just think it's one reason why they're one of the best franchises these days. Jaguars linebacker tells them Smith posts on Instagram that he's not gonna be football this year. This is a head scratcher for me Bry. You know, he's scheduled to make a lot of money. He won't make a dime of that. Now. It seems pretty clear that there's something going on personally in his life. So it's kind of tough to comment on it. Right. I mean, you know, there's got to be something very, I don't know if it's personal health. I don't know if it's the health of a loved one. I don't know if it's a family situation. You know, he's not saying he's not talking about it other than the say, he's not gonna play football this year. I think it's weird that he put that post on Instagram before he talked to the Jaguars about it. You know, the only franchisees ever played for. It's a little bizarre that he didn't talk to them about it. And instead, you know, just posted on Instagram. I can't say I really understand that it does make sense now that the Jaguars signed some of these veteran linebackers that they signed recently that makes a little bit more sense. That they did that. But still I just kind of a bizarre situation. Really? I mean that that hopefully everything's okay. Telvisions seemingly always been a good guy. Good player. Let let's hope he's ok, and let's hope whatever's going on with him that he's okay. And that's been really the sentiment from the Jaguars. You know? And I think people think part of the reason why they signed Najji. Good jake. Ryan they drafted Quincy Williams in the third round. I mean, I think people believe that they made all those signings. They made Romy Wilson because they wanted to have some depth just to make sure I think they knew something like this. Might happen. They thought that this might happen. And so they want to be prepared. But you gotta think at some point more information will come out regarding this. Jeez. Stuck by the Seahawks. They cut Doug Baldwin and Kam chancellor with failed physical, and then they signed defensive end Ziggy answer. Oh. Did you call them dog Baldwin? I didn't mean to if I did sound like you call them dog Baldwin. I will say this the dude played like a dog. And I know I don't know if this is out there public. I think it is. But like, I know players and coaches have told me that his nickname was angry. Doug because he was always angry ornery about something. And that really is what fueled him to have an unbelievable career. We kind of knew this was coming. There had been some reports about it Kim chancellor didn't even play last year. So that's a totally different situation. But Doug Baldwin. You know, I think that they were hoping he'd play this year, but three surgeries one off season in my mind. He's absolutely doing the right thing. And I commend him on that decision because he's made plenty of money. He's a smart guy. Stanford guys already doing stuff off to field. And I just think it's important that. You know, your health is your health, man. And so I think it's good that that that's what he's going to end up doing Doug Baldwin so good for him to retire. And he gets even some more money with the failed physical designation. And then the CEO's getting Ziggy Ansah they're going to be a surprise team for people zinc Iansa on one year motivated deal look out. I don't know his shoulder or what the deal is. But I think he's going to come out there. And and you know, that's another one where they were able to save on the compensatory pick for Frank Clark. That counts for them and save a bunch of money and get a guy that at least for this year and Deanna might be productive. All right patriots time, they signed Dontrelle Inman tight end. Ben Watson and tackled. Jared Velde here so yeah, they had a busy week to Inman Watson Valdeir. None of whom counted for the compensatory pick formula, which is become a really big deal. It's almost like a second wave of free agency and the deadline was last Tuesday. So these teams all waited until then to sign these guys, but all of these need positions, they need another receiver in men is in the mix. They needed tight end after gronk Watson in the mix back where we started in velvety or in case Isaiah win can't come back from the Killys injury. And or isn't as good as they're hoping you. So just again, one of the reasons why the patriots are who they are. Jeez. The miami. Dolphins makes avian Howard the highest paid cornerback of all time. Right. And that's a little bit misleading. But that's the new money. And that's where he is on the new money average. I would expect that to get beat pretty quickly. What's no worthy? I guess about that in my mind Bri is just the fact that you know, with all the talk of the dolphins tanking, and they're not taking as much as rebuilding think. Paying is the wrong word. I think that they are their priority is not winning this year. Let's put it that way. And know people want to call that tagging they can but they're locking up guys like Xavi and Howard wouldn't be surprised. They lock up. Learn me Tunsil soon too. So they're locking these guys up and getting them signed the long-term deals that they think are going to be part of the part of the solution rather than being part of the problem. Geez. All right. We'll stand with the dolphins. They also signed tackle Jordan mills. So. Jordan mills is a guy that you know, he's kind of been a journeyman at this point Chicago buffalo, and I think the dolphins just wanna make sure they have a competent offensive line in front of whether it's Fitzpatrick or Josh or they just want to have a somewhat competent offensive line in front of them. You know, mills one year three million doesn't count against a compensatory pick formula. And he's a professional, right? Tackle he'll be. He'll be okay for them at right tackle. And it's not like a big move. It's not like a lot of money. And I think they wanna give whoever the quarterback is a chance to to succeed without getting their head bashed in give them at least the ability to fairly evaluate a guy. Like Josh Rosen. Some more tackle news. The giants signed Mike remers and the raiders are gonna play Trent Brown at right tackle. And they're gonna keep Colt Miller at left tackle. So again, you know, remers after the compensatory pick thing broken record there. But the giants needed another option at right tackle. So I would've liked them bringing in remers. That's always been his best position. He's played some left tackle he's played some guard. But it feels like right tackles been his best spot. Now, you got him next to Kevin Zeitler on the right side. Hernandez and sold on the left side. Now, you got like a legit oh line there in in New York that should be should be salad. So that's that's promising for saquon Barkley and for ally. Manning as for the raiders thing, you know, I think this is the right move. I wouldn't want to mess. More with Colton Miller. At he already had some issues at left tackle, keep them there. Let them keep trying to improve at that spot. Plus on the right side. I mean, especially in that division, you're going against von Miller. The right tackle is. You're going against Joey Bosa. I think that the whole difference between left tackle. And. Right. Tackle is a total misnomer at this point. I'm not even sure left tackles more important than right tackle anymore. Well, I think we're almost at that point. So I actually I actually applaud the raiders for that decision. And finally books defensive end Jason Pierre Paul fractured his neck in a car accident could be out for the entire season. But at a minimum five to six months. So I got a question for you, Brian. I don't we don't know. I know it was a one car accident. He's on ninety five driving for Ari. We know that there was no alcohol or anything reportedly in play. I don't know whether to look at this and just say, that's really sad fractured neck. I mean playing football again should be the least of his concerns to start sounds like he might be able to come back at some point during the season. Maybe I don't know whether to look at it and just say that or to say man, you combine this with the fireworks thing and you have to wonder about JP's decision making. But is that unfair Bri not knowing really what happened with the accident? Not having more details with the accident. I think it's very easy to come to that conclusion. But it's not fair. Yeah. I think we would need to. I think we would probably need to know more about the accident. So I'll just I'll just say, let's hope he's ok, and that's a big blow for the bucks who really couldn't afford it. By the way, before we get to the Email question Bri. I don't know. If you guys saw it. Yes. You own Adam schefters Twitter, but Adam Schefter got a story for his wife for mother's day from my front page story dot com, and it's awesome. Adamant like to tweet awhile ago. I told him about it. He ended up getting a story, and it was awesome. So if you wanna see a real life example of my front page story dot com, check out Adams Twitter page or my Twitter page because I retweeted them, and it's a really cool story about his wife. And by the way, if you got somebody graduating from high school that you know about unbelievable high school graduation gift or Father's Day. I guess is exactly a month from the day. I think June thirteenth. Maybe I think it might be. So anyway, get get cracking on dad the dads in your life. That would be an unbelievable thing for them. They would love as well. I think your dad would love to hear about you know, how much he means to you. That's my front page story dot com. Catoon Email Bri. Wanted to ask in NFL player. A question will here's your chance? It's time to ask Russ. The Email address is Ross at Ross Tucker dot com, again Ross at Ross Tucker dot com, you take advantage of any of our sponsors ever. I'll read and respond to it right here on the show. What do you got bright? Hello, brian. Hello ross. By the way. I like that he put my name first longtime listener and supporter, you've changed the way I consume evaluate football. So my question really comes from a perspective that you helped shape over the years by talking with Andrew in some of the other guys you've have have a ton of respect for your opinions. And here's what is puzzling to me this off season if the jets are devoid of big time players dogs is Jamal Adams calls them. And they also have a ton of money. They need to spend. Then isn't throwing extra money at Moseley Crowder and Levy on an Oprah owner. The trade for assembly was a great move to. I don't see sue or solar type. Deals here. Just smart spending. All free agents have risked. But these guys have track records worth taking a chance on. So how also they supposed to close the gap doesn't work if you do this every year, but for one time reload, they knocked it out of the park in my opinion. So unless one or all of them underperform, which is the risk for every free agent. What else is wrong with their off-season? Go jets. Thanks for all the deals. You've arranged for us over the years. 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I think that Crowder and Moseley will end up being good players for them. I think maybe. I'm Bill Pryor. We'll I love the trade for assembly. I love that. So I don't have a big problem with what the jets did. I tend to agree with you, Tom. Do I think they spent more money than they probably had to? Yeah. Probably did. I think they set the market there, and they were the high bidder yet. But guess what? That's how you get guys in free agency. You spend more than anybody else. You're the high bidder that's kind of how it works. And I'll do it. Good to be back, by the way, we will have the college draft podcast tomorrow probably have the even money podcast tomorrow as well. Got to reach out to Steve fezzet about that one because I'd like to talk about the NBA conference finals with him before they actually start. So you guys can get your bets in over there at bit online dot AG after you listen to Steve on even money podcast. Oh than that. Hope you guys enjoyed the show's last week. 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Disney Vacation Club what you need to know about DVC

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1:08:08 hr | 6 months ago

Disney Vacation Club what you need to know about DVC

"I am welcomed announced today. Just sharpie doing sharpie. It's good it's always kind of odd off Bob Mom's Outta town. They've harsh but don't feel bad bor because as always they're out traveling so we'll bring you more information on Universal Studios there touring all the hotels staying at the different hotels. Doing site inspections going all the parks the restaurants and I think also might have gone to A little time at Disneyworld so maybe Some Epcot The international Art Festival or that's what's going on over there. Maybe we'll get some information on that so But until they get back sharpie had a good idea. We wanted to talk tonight about D. V. C. which is Disney vacation club. We have tried to record you. We have a DVD shows. I think it's a minimum. I think we've done three. Different shows now Every time it has been a just a disaster because it is such a huge topic of conversation. Because they're so much to talk about. It was very complex. And you quickly go down the rabbit hole because it's very hard to understand and complex and then you Two hours later you find yourself like totally down a different path. So it's very hard to understand how it works and the whole thing so we have a sharpie put together a nice like outlined bullet agenda here Of bullet points to cover. So we'll try to stick to that and and I can already tell this could be a long show even wait. We talked a little bit about Whenever Riviera Open and and just talk a little bit of DVD on the show and we had several several of our listeners. Post out on the Mouse Chat Fan community page that they wanted us to do. Adc show and I posted even on that day. I was like we've tried it before. It didn't go well so here we are. We're GONNA try it again. I'm Steve cautioned me before the show. Don't forget sharpie breathe because it is so much to talk about so I put together a pretty decent outline. I think I think it will keep us. I think he'll keep us on track. So here's crossing crossing our fingers that it works are also. I'll tell you the real quick beginning here because for Chasm report of You I was working at Walt Disneyworld when DV see came out. And I was like who would spend this amount of money to stay there and that's when it was an amazing deal and I just remember this thing and the draw for me that I thought of instantly when I was a casper was like oh I can own a piece a Disney or I could stay here so that was the cool raw like way way way back in probably in the nineties for that startling but it started with Jerry of nineteen ninety other you. Disney announced that they would launch into the timeshare industry Only it took them almost a full year To begin site work for what would become the Disney vacation club resort. I'd start with one resort And then in January of Nineteen ninety-one The the the bids for the construction of the first Just under two hundred villas. I was one hundred ninety. Villas What was it was accepted And then the preview center opened in June of Nineteen Ninety one And membership went on sale In December in September of Nineteen Ninety. One the the the key trick there One of the first initial promotions that Disney offered to all new DVD members. I remember was free. Admission to the Magic Kingdom Epcot and at that time Disney MGM studios until December Thirty First Nineteen Ninety nine so essentially. They got what what amounted to eight. Years of annual passes As part of their original ownership so Then until today of course all of that. All of that has kind of grown and blossomed and exploded until September nineteen ninety-two was the second. Dvd RESORT So and then very shortly. After that in Nineteen ninety-three was Disney's Vero. Beach Resort And then Disney's Hilton head resort in September of Nineteen ninety-three and so on and so forth so the question is what is. Dc DC is Disney's timeshare product So I like I said it started with the Disney Vacation Club resort which is now. Disney's old key west resort but its original name was the Disney Vacation Club resort Ddc offers different style accommodations. They're they're different than a traditional hotel room for the most part. There are a few traditional hotel rooms and a couple of the resorts That can be booked But for the most part what you're gonNA find mostly across the DD. System is studio accommodations So most often in a studio accommodation. You're going to find a queen bed a sofa bed Smaller traditional slightly larger than a traditional hotel room But split bathroom in in quite a few of the resorts And then A small kitchenette. And by that I mean a an under the counter fridge Like a wet Bar Style. Sink a microwave and a toaster. Yeah so what? You're gonNA find a studio. Yeah so nice. The studios are nice. They're they're similar to like a standard deluxe resort Rome but a little like surplus in a little bit bigger with a you extra at a Hampton Inn and suites. I had like a small kitchen at pretty much. The same exact same exact style But then there's one bedroom two bedroom and three bedrooms. Street veterans are often referred to as Grand Villas One bedroom in larger offers a full kitchen with laundry facilities And then also the one bedroom in larger also offer Master BATHROOMS WITH JACUZZIS. Or soaker tubs in the majority of resorts As time has gone on the the diversity of room types has increased. So it's a little bit little bit different than what it what it used to be With very kind of strict studio one bedroom two bedroom. Three Bedroom Not all resorts have three bedroom. Grand Villas And Not all resorts have studios The rooms over at the Polynesian are pretty pretty unique in that they offer a two room split bath but it is more of a studio than anything But they don't offer a one bedroom or two bedroom ish unit. They do offer the over the water. Villas the bungalows. So there's that at most resorts you're going to find at least a counter service and table service restaurant or access to a counter service and table. Service restaurant for instance. Boulder Ridgeville is which used to be the villes organise lodge but with the opening of Copper Creek. They changed the name of the original village building there to Boulder Ridge. There are no restaurants at that original facility at that original Bill Ordinance Lodge building it shared all of its services with Wilderness Lodge And there was a quiet pool outback But that area has completely changed once. Copper Creek opened All the REC- resorts offer pools the slide and an and also a spa or hot tub So that that's kind of something. That is the the Deluxe Disney deluxe resort touch. That you're gonNA find you're also going to find et quite a few of the resorts shuffleboard. Courts Tea table tennis. Ping Pong Foosball tables and most of the receivers Offer What they what they call the community hall It's an area that offers Sm You pay a small fee but bet crafts and things of that nature of it than they usually offer like video game systems and things on you can also check out. Dvd's at In the community hall or sometimes at the Front desk of the resort all depends on the resort Member do not receive daily cleaning services at DC resorts. If you're staying there on points If you are a cash guest staying at a resort of course you get get daily housekeeping but DC members do receive talent trash service Halfway through a week long stay With the the change in Disney checking rooms every day I have found that they will usually empty your trash every day. It's not not like that across the board but I found they. They usually do that. What they will usually offer is a trash room somewhere along each hallway. And you just drop your trash off. They replace your bags so not a problem there so as at once a week they come like on Wednesday. If you're there for a week or twice during your stack for towels and it's usually twice during your stay calm once is a Is Like I said just talent trash and then they will do a full clean later. So yeah I it's it's a little different And and it's one of those things where if we go go too far into it get in the weeds on it but yeah so Trying to stay on track What separates Disney in the timeshare kingdom is their point system Traditional timeshares offered a fixed week system. So you bought a week. You stay in the same or similar unit every year And it was always the same calendar week of the year. A lot of times our systems you could trade that week Or You could trade to another resort or you could trade with another owner to use a different week but for the most part. That's when when a lot of people think of timeshare they think of that fixed week system with DVD. You can stay as little as one night or you can make up to a fourteen reservation and extend that with multiple reservations. I mean there are people that will literally spend an entire month at. Abc resort resort with their points The point system offers the flexibility to book any room style in any season That your points allow you to book And you're only limited by the number of points that you own We'll we'll we'll get into to the purchase of those points In just a second But points can be banked from one year and used in the next or borrowed from the next year and used in the current year. You can also bank your points. Say For instance in Twenty Nine Thousand Nine. You Bank your points. You can use your twenty nineteen points. You're twenty twenty points and you're twenty twenty one points all in the same year so if you WANNA do a large family vacation you can bank all of those points from one year into the next from the next and have have a great time with three years worth of points. I think the like the old system where you get a week with time. Sheridan's dedicated the advantage to that is is you have. It's your week and you know when you're going and you don't have to book anything. It's essentially a standing reservation. Yeah with points. The idea is you can go whenever you want. And he's room size. Whatever but the difficulty is is is. It's you know you Kinda. Sometimes I feel like it's you know trying to get concert tickets. You know six months out or live on one side. I get to see what's available and make sure and I'm planning my vacation eleven months in advance and I'm booking the thing and I'm hoping I get what I you know. It's sometimes this stuff is available. And then sometimes there's like one night in near week that's not available and then you're like. Oh wait list yes. It's so there's advantages to both but it's it's not like you just go and get the wiki want whenever you want is great as though would be and when you purchase your points you're assigned a use ear And that use year essentially means the date or month of the year. That your points will replenish so when you when you buy in to The Disney vacation club You buy into a home resort so your points are attached to a resort Is currently allowed at most resorts. It's changing a little bit as with the introduction of Riviera But you can trade among the resort. So you can book at. Your Home Resort. At eleven months. So say for instance our our first. Dvd contract that we purchased the first first set of points that we've purchased was at Disney's animal kingdom village so we could book at eleven months out every every year. We can eleven months from the time we WANNA stay. We can book eleven months and you have to be. It's it's only people that own at Kadena village. Kim Book a book at eleven months. Correct now if you say for instance we WANNA book. We're going to book a one bedroom. for a couple nights But we think we might want to trade into another resort. We can make that eleven month reservation an check at seven months and see what's available at the other resorts So at seven months any. Dvd member can book anything any remaining availability at any of the resorts regardless of their home resort. Once again a little bit different with Riviera because that that they're changing changing the rules on that creating kind of a legacy set of resorts and moving forward with Riviera forward going to be a little bit different You buy set of points Those points are defeated to you But as mentioned earlier You own the same number of points. Each year until the end of the contract And the length of that contract varies by resorts. The older resorts will expire sooner But as mentioned like I said the does expire unlike a lot of traditional timeshare resorts. Where you can then will or deed that timeshare over to someone else and they'll own it into opportunity and it in many situations traditional timeshare units become a burden to future generations because the resorts older. No one stays there. You still have to pay the maintenance fees fees go up your year by year all that stuff. So that's where Disney is a little bit different. It has a distinct end date associated with your contract But you can still deed that over to someone If you if you choose if you're interested in becoming a DC member you're you would want to take a tour most likely You can stop at any of the kiosks in any of the parks or the resorts and sign up for. Add See tour. Just tell them that. Sharpie sent you a have a referral program. It used to be a cash referral program but now they offer Disney benefits. So you know it could be could be anything a special dessert party or something like that. It's not the same as it used to be on the reason why they change. It is because the referral process is different and illegal in some states So they they kind of changed what they do but anyway. The DC preview center is located over at Disney's Saratoga Springs resort. So you're not just going to be touring Saratoga Springs. They have showrooms at all of the resort's that they currently have for sale. Each resort has a specific number of points that they can sell And that that is based on how many points are are purchased from that resort And how many owners are there How many owners have purchase points there? So there's a fixed number and your points when you when you become deeded into a resort actually deeded into a specific room That's kind of like the back end. Accounting Nightmare That most timeshare law requires them to have. A to a specific Other another terminology in the legal world for timeshare is fractional ownership. So you own a fraction of a room At Walt Disneyworld. You like Steve said you own a piece of the magic. That's what attracts a lot of people to become DEC members Yes so you can sign up. Take the tour They usually they will end the tour with ice cream. One thing that that that we really liked about Disney. If you've ever been on a traditional timeshare tour they're very high pressure The salespeople are very persistent it is very annoying honestly gigantic waste of time. Disney does a terrific job of respecting your time providing you with all the details providing a little bit of persuasion in terms of why people by what people have to say about. Ddc Everyone loves their DC membership. It will get more into that later about price increases and all that stuff and there's definitely a lot of reasons not to love DC At least a little bit these days But anyway so as far as your your your purchase experience All the way back way back when you purchase d. c. You could buy in pre sales At Disney's old key West resort now was the BBC resort at forty eight dollars per point that was pre sales before it was ever open October of Nineteen ninety-one that price increase to fifty one dollars a point And then it stayed in the fifties and fifty point point range until nineteen ninety three and then from nineteen ninety four until nineteen ninety nine. Actually you're right around two thousand. It stayed in the sixty dollars per point range Then very quickly two thousand one. I hopped up into the seventy dollars per point range Two thousand two. When up to eighty two thousand four it went up to ninety five and then by two thousand seven it was over one hundred dollars per point We bought in Disney's animal kingdom villas In September of two thousand eight. I am at that time. Animal Kingdom villas was selling for one hundred and four dollars for point That was the the retail price point. We did not. We paid less than one. Oh four point We bought all of our all the points we have four home resorts we bought all of our points and we never paid more than one hundred dollars per point Actually I don't think we ever paid more than ninety ninety. Four ninety five dollars per point I even in two thousand seven But then when bay went on the market Which was kind of the first new area a little bit more luxurious DC resort that went on sale For one hundred twelve dollars point. Skip up until now And we are here in Twenty twenty where in in two thousand seventeen a skip a little bit there copper. Ken Copper Creek. Villas went on sale for one hundred and seventy six dollars per point. Exactly seventy six dollars and twenty as a lot of money. That's two thousand seventeen so I'm going to hold off just a few minutes on where we are currently own pricing but before we talk about pricing per point. I'm GonNa talk a little bit about what? How many points is it take to stay at? Uc resort. Because you're thinking how that that that that price doesn't sound too bad. Well you kind of start digging into it and then you Begin to discover the point charts. So when I say. Point Chart each year. Dvd Kinda reallocates. A little. Bit Reallocation doesn't happen every year But they changed. Calendar up just a little bit every year as to what the seasons are and And when when you can stay where he can stay Blah Blah Blah Blah but. Say for instance. There's in twenty twenty. There is adventure season choice season dream. Season Magic season and premier season Very quick rundown of adventure season January. I do the thirty first. September first through the thirtieth and December first through the fourth So safe for instance. A studio A Savannah View Studio January first. Two thirty I in a studio is fourteen points per night or one hundred and two points per week so with it with a with a Sunday. Check in a Saturday. Check out One hundred and two points for the week bump up to a one bedroom that goes to two. Oh nine bump up to a two bedroom. That goes to two seventy three bump up to a three bedroom Grand Villa Dir Savannah view during adventure season. And that's five hundred forty five points per one hundred for one week so you can see how the number of points you own is really impacted really impacts where you can stay. How often you can stay so on the other end of the spectrum. Of course that's adventure season. That's the lowest point season of the year hop up to adventure season in that same Savannah View. Studio one hundred eighty one points for the for one week I keep in mind. Premier season is the week of Easter and the week of Christmas. So one hundred and eighty one points for that in studio Which by the way a studio at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas sleeps four A one bedroom villa sleeps five and for the same Savannah View. One bedroom villa. That's three hundred and thirty four points two bedroom Villa Savannah view one hundred and eighty five points. Grand Villa Crazy amount of points here savannah view three bedroom Easter or Christmas week in two thousand nine hundred and eighteen points so before we hop into like current purchased pricing I just wanted to kind of cover. What you what you're GONNA pay out and the different seasons and how all of that works out Because it's it's kind of kind of crazy whenever whenever you look at at the purchase price so right now The the current cost to purchase. A point is one hundred and ninety three dollars. Oh cow is one hundred nine hundred dollars so if you're buying one hundred points that's nineteen thousand three hundred dollars. You're going to pay less than the studio at the facility correct. Your your closing costs are going through. Disney are going to five hundred and eighty seven dollars. your annual dues floor those one hundred points It starts at around seventy dollars a month thing that they don't tell you 'cause you think you're buying it but then people on regular timeshares don't remind you or let you know that. Oh Yeah you have to pay because they have to upkeep the place and hey housekeeping and paint and you know and do all the things to keep the place nice so you're paying the maintenance on it every every day as well so much for point so the the the other element of course if you're purchasing a membership You can either pay for it. You know out of pocket if you if you have the financial ability to do so Or you can do a ten year. Loan one hundred points for a forty plus year membership. So what Disney advertises for that purchase amount Is Those one hundred points. Ten Year Long Forty Year membership your payment with your dues would be around two hundred and fifty dollars a month. God Oh yeah that that's kind of where it goes on. I forty years really have to start thinking along the low four zero ten years or two fifty a month. Well is three thousand dollars thirty thousand dollars or a hundred points. I do that right well. Kind of because you're you're maintenance fees are going to go up during those ten years now so it's even more because you got to because of maintenance fees whoever you have to do a graduated Graduated I annual increase on your on your on your maintenance fees each year so so once again that that's I kinda wanted to take that approach of talking about the the the point charts the purchase price the maintenance fees all of that kind of upfront to make sure were we. We arrive at the point of of discussing that. That purchase price Maintenance fees on who had had on average Been anywhere between a a one percent increase all the way up to a five percent increase. that they are are contractually limited at as to the amount that they can increase per year Very very few years I think there's only been maybe one or two years where your Where that were they hit that Max And one of the biggest ones was they incur that just in the last year they increased the wages for all of the housekeeping staff at Disney and started trying to kind of modernize their pay scales a little bit Disney went through a period of time. Where they're having a lot of trouble Keeping their housekeeping staff fully staffed and operational So they increased pay and start paying hiring bonuses and that kind of stuff so that really forced your maintenance fee costs to go go through the roof the thing to remember if you bank your points still pay your maintenance fees if you use your points you still pay your maintenance fees if you borrow your points you still pay your maintenance fees so there. There's no escaping the maintenance fees now throughout the like Dec community. There's always been been the talk of your your break even point How how long end do you go before? You're like we've paid off our membership. It's paid for itself and now we just we just oh the maintenance fees every year And that that's our cost of ownership so by the time if you do take out if you do a loan if you do financing that's where you kind of have to factory in your break even point. How long does it take before you can really theoretically say the membership is paid for itself? Because if you're a family you go to Disney every year. Dc is very tempting because it really kind of forces you to keep up that every year habit So for a lot of families. Dc makes a lot of sense But the crazy thing is the price increases have really pushed that break even point because you you you think about that. You're shopping up in that. One hundred ninety three dollars per point range You're going to buy a minimum of one hundred points so you're looking at a minimum of nineteen thousand three hundred dollars If you go all the way back to that original original price point of forty eight dollars per point I mean it is. It's it's pretty astronomical so anyway getting back on back on track here The there are different things that you can do with your points. You don't have to stay at Walt. Disneyworld Disneyland Offers Three Beach Resorts. They offer Disney's Vero beach resort in Vero beach. Florida the beautiful resort. We stayed there for the first time this past summer it is. It is an oceanfront resort Very beautiful the beach area is fantastic. A ton of stuff to do but at the same time the resort itself as very very very laid back. It's it's terrific so you can say other resorts and of course you have the Hilton head island resort which is it is a beach location. Resort Disney's had island resort is not on the beach There is a shuttle over to the Beach House. Disney's Hilton highland resort isn't on an island within the island So the entire resort surrounded by water But it is all a marsh land and then a harbour there a shelter. Cove Marina Is what separate is the waterway that separates the island that DVD's resort is on From the main part of the island is just a very short short little bridge there across from shopping center And then of course they offer Alani resort in Hawaii so three three beach resorts you have. Dvd resorts Adc resort at Disneyland. Is He's Grand Californian Villas Which even even that resort has sold out long ago. those The purchase price of those points is Has Long been in excess of one hundred eighty dollars so even on the Resale Market It's it's kind of crazy so But then you can also trade four Other resort accommodations. So you can stay at the traditional resort hotels You pay a ninety dollars exchange fee And they kind of convert your points into reservation point so you can stay at Disney's Grand Floridian resort not the villas next door But it preempts any DVD resort. You can stay there One thing they have added in recent years is your you use your points. in exchange for even accommodations at. Disney's all star our disease value resorts So that that's that's an option. They are even thought a great trade on the on the price. You're not really not really making out too much there But say for instance. You want to stay There is not a DC resort available. you can pay that exchange fee and get access to traditional resorts as well you can also trade your points for for Disney cruises Once again not a great value you're better value is staying at One of the Disney resorts The the increase the the premium is a little high on trading Your points within Disney System For resort accommodations cruise. You can also stay at other timeshare resorts There is an entire catalogue. Rci you can trade into there are several different trading arenas in the timeshare world there's interval international RC. I But dizzy is linked up with Rci You can shop their entire catalog But it's all resorts that that are kind of hand chosen by Disney on all timeshare resorts are available to BBC members But then you can also reserve a high end luxury accommodations But like say for instance Five Star Five Star hotels in major urban areas Things of that nature so really like the Mandarin Oriental in. Dc You can you can book with DVD points. I in exchange. You can also use your points for adventures by Disney. So keeping that in I think the will they make it sound like you can use it for all these things but then as at one point. Lisa's like well let's go on a cruise and then I was like all right so this is what I paid per points. And this is how many points it is to go on a Disney cruise. And then I added that up and I was like I could just pay for the cruise cash and not using my points and it was like so. It's like so much last just to pay or with they. It's basically it's not a deal where you feel like. Oh they're going to give me a deal because I'm a member it's a Oh if people have leftover points And they WANNA get rid of them. Here are some options. But it's not a it's not a good value like you're saying unfortunately yeah it. It really is not so then. There's the question. I already covered the the direct purchase price that one hundred ninety three dollar per point price. you can also purchase points on the resale market if you are an if you're a D. C. owner you have any BC membership And you are you going to sell your points before you can. Before the deed transaction can take place Disney has what is referred to as R. O. F. R. The right of first refusal so before say for instance. You have your points listed with a reseller There are many reputable ones out there. We've used two different ones. Had good experiences with them. Both I it's all about the service service. They provide the attention to detail and direct customer service abilities but on the resale market. You are going to pay a fraction of the price. However dvr controls the resale market in regard to the price per point You say for instance you go to sail Someone offers you a twenty dollars below. You're asking price. Dvd has the ability to step in to that transaction and purchase. Your points at the exact agreed upon price that you are going to sell them for so whoever had made the offer doesn't get the points but Disney essentially buys them back directly from you and then Disney turns around and resells them at the prices that are currently that they are currently selling for so just just as an example Animal Kingdom villas is a is in DC. Speak as a sold out resort. They no longer have points available. Indirect inventory That have never been sold before so so right. Now you can buy Disney's animal kingdom villas for one hundred and seventy six dollars per point so you take a look at that and you say Do I buy the new resort for one hundred ninety three dollars? Or do I buy one legacy resorts keep in mind that the deed will end a little sooner on the older resorts For a hundred and seventy six dollars for point so and it only goes up from there points at Bay Lake Tower. Two hundred and twenty five dollars per point. Well Yeah So. That's that's your your direct price that gives you an idea that that Bay Lake Tower is a very in demand. Disney resort Disney's Beach Club. Villas two hundred twenty five dollars per point Boardwalk is one hundred Ninety Boulder Ridge Which was like I'd say the original bill. Ordinance Lodge is one hundred seventy six dollars. Point Copper Creek is to twenty Disney's Hilton head. Island Resort is one twenty one major word of caution there. A lot of people start looking at the resale prices and see at Vero beach and Hilton had sell much lower on the resale market than what the other resorts do. If you do not plan to spend your points at Hilton head or at Vero beach do not buy there. And the reason why I say that is because the maintenance fees at those resorts are substantially higher because of their beach location insurance maintenance completely being off site from a Disney resort no access to shared services like Lennon's and all that kind of stuff all that has take place in house Don't do it. It's a trap. Don't fall into it if you're going to use your points in Hilton head by all means do it. Because that gives you the eleven month booking window. You can book any month of any week of the summer at eleven months Directly out from that specific weeks if you're going to use your points at Thor's resorts by them Disney's old key west one hundred and fifty six dollars. Disney's Polynesian resort two hundred and thirty five dollar. Who thirty dollars or points aren't available there but you're going to pay two hundred and thirty five dollars per point with a one hundred point. Minimum Purchase Riviera currently available one hundred ninety five dollars for point The current promotion Features developer credit Starting at two thousand seven hundred and fifty for a one hundred. Seventy five point purchase So therefore you can you can buy Riviera for less than one hundred ninety five dollars per point if you're buying at least one hundred seventy five points Disney Saratoga Springs is one hundred sixty dollars per point is he's Vero beach. Resort is one hundred ten dollars per point. Keep in mind The moment island was one twenty-one severe beaches even a little less than that there be a great resort though Disney's Grand Californian hotel. Like I said it goes for the highest two hundred and sixty dollars. Point direct from Disney over Disneyland. Disney's Grand Californian hotel over Disneyland two hundred sixty dollars per point And there's there are waiting lists to buy points they're so so pretty pretty crazy And then of course. This is Grand Floridian Villas two hundred and forty five dollars per point the minimum purchase. So that's just kind of a quick rundown of everything that's available And what the current purchase prices are So whenever you start looking at retail outlets The other thing to keep in mind is you have to know the difference of what you're buying resale versus what you're buying directly from Disney There are two different classes of membership. There there's if you buy directly from Disney You get the blue. Dvd membership card which means that you purchase your points directly And you get access to all of the features all the benefits All the discounts annual pass discounts Free entry to the events ought to the DC lounge. All of that is only available to those who have purchased directly from Disney. Keep in mind. There is a point where We bought two of our our contract resale but it was before all of the contract of Resale contract changes took place. Those started taking place in two thousand eleven. I can kind of be mid to late. Two thousand eleven so But if you're a direct owner you you get your merchandise discounts you get All different types of things I said discount annual passes you they do not always have a discount on regular park tickets every now and then they will offer a promo ticket at a specific price a few years ago. They offered a crazy good deal on annual pass prices Remember the BBC. I was it was. It was a great deal there so a talking just a little bit about each of the DC resorts business animal kingdom villas. Just GonNa go in alphabetical order here. two different sets. Avila's there you have your original villas That were converted from hotel rooms over at Jumbo House There the the the top floors of the building and that is the only dvd resort that offers a concierge lounge So you can book concierge studio or one bedroom or two bedroom. At the CONCIERGE level and Have full access to the CONCIERGE lounge We've done that two different times It is very very difficult to book that because the number of rooms is very limited Like I said Alani is is Disney resort in Hawaii. If you've never been there it's a beautiful resort. We haven't gone there yet but it's definitely one our bucket list Bay Lake Tower is the next door neighbor to Disney's contemporary resort. It's a beautiful resort very compact very convenient to the magic kingdom If you have young children that would be a prime location Because you can very easily hop back over to the resort. Take a quick afternoon nap and walk back over to the magic kingdom or hop on the monorail and go elsewhere Disney's Beach Club. Villas is one of the most sought after Reservations in all of the DEDE system One of the biggest reasons is because of the storm along they pull in as a sand bottom pull has little bit of the the Lazy River vibe going on since just a really really cool resort and I you guys earn points there correct. Yes I I. The first resort. I bought well and I only bought two but yes as the first one and I bought just because of that reason but and we'll get into it at the very end but At the time it was an awesome deal I then boardwalk villas home of the keystone coaster. If you've ever seen the creepy clown pool in any of the Disney photos that is the keystone coaster and you'll find that over at Disney's boardwalk villas The boardwalk area is fantastic. The better of the two resorts in my opinion is Beach Club however You can't get a boardwalk view There are some really awesome boardwalk view. Rooms over at disease. Boardwalk Villas Boulder Ridge has the new neighbor of Copper Creek Copper Creek has both villas and cabins. The villas at Copper Creek were converted from Standard Hotel. Rooms it is wilderness lodge And then of course the cascade cabins are the ones that line day lake out there beyond Beyond the magic kingdom waterway connected there to the seven seas lagoon which is right in front of the Magic Kingdom. Disney's that island resort. A talked a little bit about that earlier. The grand villas does he thought had island resort are fantastic have fireplaces We are. We're spending our spring break week there. This year we stayed in Granville. Is I think three three or four different times. Because that's oftentimes what we do is we will take either all of my family or take all of Jesse's family and we'll go every every other year in Grand Villa Set we kind of bank and use our points that way. Beautiful resort very laid back feeling very much like an upscale kind of risen campground kind of atmosphere Cornhole boards everywhere. Hammocks huge lawn chess set Botchy ball court. It's all about like the Games and the recreation. There's a beautiful here there. I can do crab fishing off. The pier are boys. Absolutely love it there. They love to go fishing. But the great thing is you also have very easy access to the Beach House Which also has a pool but of course is also on the beach so if you want to hang out on the beach for the morning go grab quick service lunch at the Beach House Maybe have a drink at the pool bar hang out cool off a little while and then head back out to the beach in the afternoon. You can do that very great. Relax Day. Disney's old key. West resort is the original resort The largest rooms of any DVD property the the studio sweets are the studio villas. Two Queen beds instead of a queen bed and a sleeper. So that's the only one like that. Only detours resort like that Then of course disease Polynesian villas and bungalows You have the over. The water bungalows there right out in front of the Polynesian And then you have the converted hotel room style That are available. There's well I- Dizzy Riviera resort brand new resort Just opened in December Really cool room categories like those. The Tower Suites are tower rooms That only sleep too. They don't actually even have a Full-time bed they have a murphy bed. That folds out of the wall but it's a compact footprint only sleeps to And then of course like I mentioned earlier. Disney's Saratoga Springs resort is right across from Disney Springs. A lot of people don't really care for Saratoga Springs. We've talked about that quite a bit on the show I I like it I. It's very much more of a condominium. Style resort very large very spread out but they have three really cool pools. They also have A couple of quiet pools as well. Great views of beautiful landscaping relaxed atmosphere But very very large very spread out a multiple bus stops throughout the resort And then like I said earlier disease. Vero beach resort That's down on. Florida's treasure coast That we stayed there for the first time this past summer and absolutely loved it the really cool thing about very beach. Is there three bedroom? Beach cottages are their grand villas All of those I have ocean views A covered front porch To top balconies so tons of outdoor space all of the bedrooms for the grand for for the grand villas. They are the beach cottages. All the bedrooms are on the first floor of your living spaces on the top floor see have a direct view the ocean which is pretty phenomenal And then of course. The Grand Californian hotel has direct access into Disney's California adventure park Just steps away from the Disneyland Park We spent We went to Disneyland we spent two nights at a Disneyland Hotel. Three nights at the Grand Californian hotel and then two nights at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel also. Yeah we hit the TRIFECTA of all Disneyland. We book that trip entirely because of the airfare that we were able to yet We booked eighty nine dollars each way on southwest promo price. We kind of took what was available with our DVD points at that time And we loved our State Air Beautiful Beautiful Craftsman Same You know the California says Moore's Law in Animal Kingdom are we gonNA say? Oh yeah the the the Green Californian over there at the resort is beautiful and then the ABC part of it is amazing to yeah. Yeah absolutely But Yeah Peter. Dominick was was the architect for Bloomers lodge Animal Kingdom villas as well as the Grand Californian as well so yeah it's like wilderness lodge but but but more like the Grand Floridian with the nicer amenities and upscale very refined but health and craftsman era. Yes you know yeah. They're very distinctive distinctive kind of Nineteen Thousand Nine Hundred Thousand Nineteen Thirties California beautiful beautiful resort then. Of course you also have The villas at Disney's grand floridian resort and SPA US. So that they kind of next door neighbor to Disney's Grand Floridian resort have all the access to the amenities there Looking looking right out over the seventies lagoon so straight across the water over to the pollination actually walked from Grand Floridian over to Disney's Polynesian resort. And soon you'll be able to walk from the Grand Floridian to the Magic Kingdom will be pat finished so that kind of rounds out all of the DVD resorts all the different ones. That are available Anything anything anything. You'd like to add about any in any the specific. That's a good. That's a good overview of everything and sharpen. I were talking earlier like sharpy and I bought is vacation club and I think we bought it. It was it was like affordable when we bought it. So it's like we got it at the sweet spot like And then I had all the charts and the excel spreadsheets. I mean I paid for the Beach Club with Sharpie was saying is now two hundred and twenty five point. I paid eighty four dollars for that resort and I have already been for ten years and I get to go in you even longer. As it's the same contract that I bought that you would be buying today minus the time of already got to go for two hundred and twenty five versus eighty four. And then I still am like you're saying sharpie there was no. There's no restrictions if you bought re-sale Back in the day. So you start all the discounts. You can still exchange you can do. They tried to limit like everything so they keep changing it up So so for me. I feel like we hit this amazing sweet spot where It worked out because we were Disney fans and we're going to Every year or more than once a year and the price economy was bad and people were trying to get rid of them and the price was amazing and I just happen to pick him up. Yeah when we bought our Hilton head island points in the spring of two thousand eleven. I still do not know I still do. Not Know How our D- Our offer past pass writer first refusal by Disney because we paid less for our Hilton head island points in two thousand eleven Which mind you in? Two thousand eleven. The the going price For for DVD resorts were purchasing direct from Disney ranged anywhere from one hundred and forty to one hundred and fifty dollars We paid per point. Forty one dollars and eighty five cents less than what pre-sales when is worth back in nineteen ninety one so yeah so I still do not know how that contract past? Rfr through Disney We wanted to buy points at Hilton head. 'cause we knew we wanted to stay there frequently But we could never get in because it is a it is a very small resort and it has a very dedicated fan base of followers so we kept shopping and shopping and shopping. And finally whenever we we we lucked into a contract. It was way more points than what we were had planned to buy But we offered what we were planning to pay for a lot less points And the the current owners countered back at five hundred dollars more. That was a no brainer We made the offer accepted the offer at the higher level went right through Disney and we own the points now and now you love staying there staying there. Yeah I definitely would not do it today but back in the day it's one of the it's one of the few things I feel like. I got lucky on. It's like oh I wish I wish I did this. I wish I did that. You know you always see. I wish I wish I bought the stock and I was like now. I just wish I had bought more back in the day But there's still a lot of money for what I bought for. You know it's like this a lot of money and it was cheap now now when you look at it like wow that was a great deal Because now it's insane it's like yeah and just looking at the the increases of the The maintenance fees this year From from Twenty nineteen to twenty twenty This just a very quick rundown Animal Kingdom villas was over a three percent increase. Alani was almost six percent increase Bay Lake Tower was like two point seven so just below. Three Beach Club was just below two percent Boardwalk was was two point six nine The lowest Riviera actually their maintenance fee costs. Dropped wants the resort opened But six point eight five at Vero beach was the increase six point two eight at Hilton head. The Polynesian was a little less than a half percent so so just as an example like I mentioned earlier about the the the maintenance fee cost at Vero beach in Hilton Head Island Vero beach ten dollars and twelve cents per point or ten point one. Two five seven Per Point on and Hilton Head Island. Is it nine? Point ten ten So nine dollars and ten cents and ten tenths of a cent I guess you could say or somewhat relative to that So I mean just an example. That's so whenever you factor out over the course of those ten years if you factor in a three and a half to four and a half percent increase on average some years going to be a little higher. Some years are going to be a little lower. Say for instance you do that. Eight dollars and thirty cents Over at at the new Riviera resort Report on your hundred points. That's eight hundred and thirty dollars a year earlier for nine dollars. Sixteen cents per month roughly So then that's just one hundred points If you actually want to spend a full week at revere you'RE GONNA get a lot more than one hundred points so that's something to keep in mind as well. In regard to the cost of ownership is I would. I would highly encourage anyone considering buying D. V. C. to sit down and calculate out your your bare minimum expenditure over the life of the contract So say for instance you buy resort and and the end date of that contract is twenty fifty seven factor out what your minimum cost of ownership is going to be so your purchase price. If you're you're looking at her point your purchase price for point your total value there and then what you are. The minimum so without even calculating the yearly increases If you're an excel Wiz you can very easily whip together a spreadsheet like like Stephen. I have But figure out over the course of the lifetime of your contract. What are you going to spend? And then on top of that look at that figure and say if I were to invest this amount of money and take just the the the opportunity of it every year and vacation with the interest off of it or continue to invest that money in In mutual funds or whatever is my money going to grow or is it going to shrink so the the the biggest question that I I wanNA wrap up with is would you buy again Of and frankly the way the way. The maintenance fees have increased over the last few years away. The per point price has increased with direct by in order to have all of the benefits of DDC intact with direct direct purchase membership. Frankly I don't know that I would buy again. Yeah I'm definitely with you. I we hit it at this perfect storm moment where we bought points and And now we have them until Till the contract runs but when I look at the prices now and what you get now especially with the moderate Oh resort or you know it's it's it's not a moderate but it's you know the Caribbean beach which was a moderate resort property and then they opened up the new. Dvd resort there. Maybe a month ago and the the room sizes are smaller and everything and we were going over the prices and it was Razi so it seems like everything's small. I was thinking like if they open a DVD at Caribbean beach. Yeah maybe it'll be cheaper and it'll be worth going as it won't be as many points but instead it's the opposite it's like we'll just make the room sizes tiny and will make it even more expensive So I yeah. I definitely don't like the direction it's going but if you're in the game now of DVD and you've had it And you got a good price then great but if you're looking to get in. Yeah definitely do the math because because when you're there it's all excitement and you're there and you're on vacation and there's free ice cream So you're not there to do the math. I definitely do the math before you go and see if it's if it works out for you. Yeah the the. The maintenance increase per year is fifteen percent so for what it's worth is always a big ten years. It's averaged about five percent for the majority of resorts some resorts have been a little bit lower than that Bay Lake Tower started out very low very very low. But it has. It has a pretty high increase Yeah things start to wear out and they got a replay systems or whatever. Yeah it's it's a big check usually at the beginning of the year for your maintenance dues That you have to write Lisa's. Like where did these several thousand dollars go like that are? Dvd's Yup and and the other thing to remember is DC. Does Disney does a very good job of keeping their their resorts in in repair. So I mean you're you're you're the money that you do. Invest is is secure. I I mean frankly right now all of our contracts that we we own Like I said we have four home resorts we could sell them right for more than what we paid for them. So I it's yes perhaps. Now's a good time to sell. You'RE GONNA IF WE'RE GONNA sell points it's buying for you. It was like buying a stock. You got it at forty one and now it's a two hundred or whatever I mean it's like but But you don't want to buy two hundred Now and then sell it. forty-one later but yes you. You did a good job. Yeah it's for me the only thing and this is a personal thing. I won't do it because I I'm to practical as I used to work at the Grand Floridian and I was an hourly cast member. I may seven dollars and ten cents an hour. And so so I have this thing like I want to own a piece of the Grand Floridian other they have dvd there. Because I started there and I made minimum wage for five years and I just want to be able to vacation there. You know later now and and stay but but then I. I can't even do it with that. Weird little dream. I have because I'm like. It's how much less dues. Mike is just not. I like this dream. I have that I won't act on because I'm like it's just too much money. It's just not worth doing even for me for that fulfil that weird little thing but it's just it's just too crazy. Yeah all right so old so So yeah that wraps up Disney Vacation Club. So hopefully you. You've kind of got the rundown and there's and there's definitely more in depth than there's all kinds of strategies on window book and and Banking and borrowing goes on and on and on so there's definitely a lot on DVD but sharp. He did a good job getting you kind of immersed in the whole. Dv See things. Oh If you have any questions is probably easiest on our facebook group We have a private facebook group. Our Mouths Jeff. Yang community We have a facebook page to those are probably the easiest ways to get in touch with us there. I if you WANNA book and Dizzy vacation just a regular Disney vacation ninety BBC Sharpie Lauren are happy to help you with that. Just Reach out to the if you go to Pixie vacation. Nikam just type their name in on quote request form. They can help you out with the anything from Disneyworld Disneyland as you cruise pretty much. Anything anywhere But universal studios what you know Any cruise line all inclusive resorts sandals. Anything like that. They've been to them. No them know. The managers stayed at them. Have Eaten the food of Then to castaway cay or castaway cay however you pronounce it They've been to Disneyland. Isn't rural all the places where they can help you out with that And Next Week Lauren. And Reese'll be back. There will probably have some updates on universal studios. Because they were there touring all the resorts restaurants. 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Disney Fantasy Reviewed

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Disney Fantasy Reviewed

"Hey, hi. Thank you. Wow. I've got I've got. Off. Lauren. Steve's sharpie might be shortly. Yes, he is in route. We're hoping to have him on if he jumps on. We'll just act casually. Like he was here all along. We're actually we may try to talk to him while he's not here. So just go with it just throw out a Howdy, and I'll be happy. Lisa. How would you shirt? I guess everyone's doing pretty well. We're doing good. We're just back like literally from Disney cruise. Thursday. So everybody's happy right now. Some coming and going is it Disney related. Oh. Yup. It's florida. Yeah. Argue without. The cost me a lot more than my disney-abc problem. Was awesome. And everything that you could do with that money that you're spending on college. Oh, I know. I buy a condo down there. You could buy. Yeah. You could literally by each girl, a condo. I could. I could that whole college thing gets in the way though. College. I can't believe it. Who would've thought? It was an inevitable sneaks up on you. All right. So Steven I hid napped our girls in intrude Griswold form, they didn't know where they were going or what they were doing. She does that to us to just for the. What? You do. Well, some trips or surprises. I do surprise you on trips. If she wrote him desktop. Pixie dust. Yeah. Now, you guys are like used to pixie dust and expect it she could do. It's not easy. All right. So we surprised the girls or spring break and took them on the Disney fan to see. This is the fourth of the four that are currently on the water and in the Disney fleet, and it was awesome. Yeah. Was awesome. We haven't been on the fantasy since it came out. Right. I don't think we have. We've done the dream a couple of times and we've done magic and wonder, but I think our only this was the girls first time on the fantasy. Really, I think it was their first time there. For the new ships to come out. Yeah. What they're going to be like because I mean, they're ships are just so amazing or ready. So. To put something new and fresh out. It's going to be crazy. So speaking of the new ships what we are actually Stephen until you so what we learned. I learned on one of the ship tours is of course, I think we're all pretty familiar with the fact that there are three ships coming out three more. Right. The next one is going to be the biggest in the fleet. And then the one after that is going to be comparable in size to the fantasy. And then the one after that will be just a little smaller. So it'll be in between the magic and the dream class. Nice. So a nudge. I think is good because people like I mean, there's there's a huge fan base for the magic. Small more intimate style ship and cruising. So I think that's awesome. That they're doing the magic in the wonder trying to just mega it out. You know, just like any piece of public information. There are there's paperwork to be filed. And I don't think we've actually discussed the paperwork on the show the paperwork that is being filed that was filed for the dream was actually filed under dream and the paperwork for the magic was filed under were under magic. So the paperwork for the new shift is coming out. Is filed under TRITON? Oh, so the next ship very well could be the trade-in. That's an interesting name. Could be. I mean, it's seaworthy, of course. And it's Disney. So you can read into that that very well could be TRITON. The Disney TRITON. It works. That's work. So it doesn't give us any clue on the other two. But there you go or something to chew on. It's been a while. I mean, it's been when was it. It's been the fantasy was that fourteen. Yeah. Yeah. Twenty fourteen so since then Royal Caribbeans really stepped up with these like everything on a ship. So it'll be interesting to see what Disney does. I also notice a Disney now as purchased a second island. Royal Caribbean has. The the private island. The what is it? Something a day. Okay. Okay. Perfect day. Yeah. And that we did the virtual reality for that. And I've seen all kinds of presentations for that. I mean, it's a it's a full blown water park on an island. It's pretty sweet it's insane. But so are you speculating that Disney's response to perfect day is well as island will they ought another. They they announced that they purchased another island. So so that island I necess ity because they have three new ships coming in. It'll take that long. It'll take long to develop the island. Though, I'm sure they'll take a look at perfect day. See how much extra they're making off of waterpark admission for the. Non-free pieces that row Caribbeans doing and maybe learned from that. And I'm sure they've learned from the new Royal Caribbean ships on all the stuff they have on those. Everybody's stepped up their game. So it's always good Norwegian. Cruise line has a go-cart to store go kart track on the bliss, and they have laser tag outside and they have. I mean, everybody has all kinds of stuff Princess cruise line. You can have wireless devices and gamble like at pool side. So if you wanna play the slots on your on your ipad, you can walk in there or you can play them on the touch screens and the little games you can play on the touchscreens while you're waiting for the elevators, there's all kinds of stuff. Everybody's really pushing the envelope with technology. So I cannot wait to see what Disney does. So we interesting to us. It was so good Lauren was so nice. I'm so what were your stops? So we did the first one was causa. Mel, so let me the first thing that is changed is is excursions. So there used to be a day in time when you would take an excursion, and it would've cost you a fortune. I think it goes when was that like us to be able to go at a cab and go to a little tiny. And I'm sure they're still exist all the places that we used to go on a cab to and pay three dollars to sit on the beach and drink Coronas and eat whatever tacos and cause. Those plays the places we used to go to our have been all taken over. Everybody knows about them. Now, they're no longer secret. No law commercialize like full blown attractions pulled into paradise beach it pull in the paradise beach in causa Mel Mexico. You get a cab right out there. You get a chair for three bucks, and you drank and ten dollars, and you could still do that. But that's not. But it's been so commercialized now, it's like this beautiful thing you pull into an all inclusive resort and they have an all inclusive package, and they have a giant swimming pool now in a bar and all the floaty things in the water. We need to talk about the floating. Yeah. More. And it was so so we did by you know, we didn't buy the all clear. Yeah. And it's nice. I mean, it's definitely like it's it's the sandals or beaches of of a day trip. And we end it wasn't bad. I mean, we pay twenty one person to get in and that included the, thanks. Eight. Lost you cut off for second. You guys are keep cutting out. I can't I'm hearing like every other word. That's not good. I don't know if it's your may. But there's two of us. We're saying, it's you. You're cutting out when you talk to oh. I can hang up in new wanna try me. Back. You wouldn't want to do? Cat tell Brooke to get off the internet. Hello. We can try it again. Hopefully, I mean, you guys were fine until we started talking. And then it was it just both of you were going globally. So it wasn't hearing everything. Dabbagh conversation that way. Oh, okay. All right. So you went to paradise beach. Yeah. Couple years ago, we depend speech, and they had the pool the food. I think is fantastic there. For for what they're offering. They've cleaned bathrooms. The beach was nice had the bouncy things today. We went. There was the seaweed. But that you can't control that's everywhere fits their there. But I thought that place was fantastic. I think it's a sweet spot now. So it wasn't crowded the day. We went was it was super crowded when you. But it used to be like this little bar on the beach with some lounge chairs. Now. It's right now, it's like the which is it's it's still nice. But it's just the Americanized version now. So it's just a different version like if you wanna go and drink and eat breezeway, and it's very nice shops. So it's very nice. But if you're looking to spend twenty bucks or. It's just for the day person. Yeah. That's not bad. The cavalry wasn't bed, and it's a nice little cab right out. So we had fun. The so we did by the Packers that included those loading things in the water. Slides in the trampolines. Yeah. That's only a couple of dollars more though. Right. That's what they're called with it. It was and it was a little Chilean Cosmo with the water wasn't too bad. But the one thing that they have this thing where you climb up on top of this thing and the new job on this half inflated. Okay. So they've got it's a slide. So it's a triangle, you go up one side, and then slide down the other well next to it to the side. They have a giant air pillow. You can. And they've got it. So that you can do this. But if you sit on the end of the pillow, and you jump from the top of the slide, you can catapult someone into the air. And so we saw people doing this and you'd see teenage boys, and you know, these tweens and stuff flying through the air and big beer-bellied guys popping up into the air. And they're doing that. So once they were done I went over there. And what amber was I did it with Amer though, we we bounced amber and just kind of LOP didn't she? Go go anywhere. Kind of fell off the side of it was too close to the edge or something. I think you you both almost landed on each other. It's not the best safe is not the safest thing you should be. It's it's probably the one thing you shouldn't be doing on vacation in a foreign country. Valid point we weren't even drinking and most of the people who are doing it are drinking. So it's really not a good thing that ever do this. So against our better judgment. We did it twice adventurous, Lauren. Oh, yeah. You know that if there's test if their shenanigans to be had I'm having them. You know, we take little Brooke all of fifty five pounds, and we put her on the end. And you know, I calculated all my my jumping angles and where I need to land. And I apparently did it quite well, it was not good. So you know, I jump and then I fall into the water. Well, I get out of the water and she's still in the air. She went so high I came up from the water, and she was still in. Louis. She went so high. She went higher than anybody else. I saw all day, and she was like lying in there that she saw. Forty feet up in the air. Then you come down and you hit the water from like forty feet in the air. And she the part that wasn't. So she landed on her back in the water and the knock like all the air out of her. And she smashed her back on the water, and she was more shocked than any who was awful who's trying to hold it together. I had to grab and hold her. And she was crying and historical. It was great. Well, walking up to shore. And there were these guys they were on a Colonel ship and. And. Started applauding. They were like that is the best thing we've seen all day because they were right in front watching all these kids fly off, and they applauded her and they're like high fiving her and she's still not sure where she is yet. Out of those stupor. She was just in a funk was yes. So don't ever do that. Now, I mean with my weight and her weight, it was a bad ratio. I mean, it was just perfectly calculated good time there. I like it there. So you have kids bounce kids. So the best thing is you just get a cat. You can book it as an excursion. But then they charge you a fortune because there's so many people involved in the transaction. So we always just get off the ship. We get a cab. We say we're going to paralyze. Beasley drivers out there. We pay dollars. Yeah. We pay when we get to paradise beach, the twenty one dollars or whatever you wanna pay and the new cat grab a cab back. Food there. So. It's a two hundred dollar day probably for family of four and we don't even eat drink gun down sees and cabs and everything and that's very reasonable. When it comes to an excursion, and it's an all day, fun excursion. The pools dice pools, really nice in the pool and hung out in the pool did recover. She, you know, she we don't want you to think that she should have been rushed to the emergency room or anything. She was fine. It was more. She said afterward that she was just surprised to be in the air. So long. Bad. And she did you know, she came down. Well, then you in the water that you land and has only like three feet deep. Yeah. You know? It's not like so she didn't hit the bottom. Luckily, but anyway, so yeah. So we did. So she ended up we went to the pool, and what was originally very cold pool to us was nice and refreshing after going into the oceans, sure. Yeah. But we played a lot of games. But but the fantasy. Oh, it's so nice. Okay. So let's get back to the ship. So that's Cozumel. That's our first job the girls ended up with t shirts and every port which was ambers goal. So we did a little shopping. It was fun. But let's ports aren't as important to me. So yes, we did ports. We did Cozumel. We did Grand Cayman and we did mouth in Jamaica. We can give you some tips on cheap, cheap excursions full on excursions on your own and everything like that. If you just yeah. There wasn't a whole lot. I think summarizing Grand Cayman there were Roosters there that got a lot of coconut while so the best part. So the other thing Lauren in that everyone is listening. So if you don't wanna spend two hundred dollars or or a lot more, and if your kids are enjoyed just kind of odds and ends of getting off on a on on on an island. So I just took broke off on Grand Cayman. And we got a we found a guy selling coconuts on the side of the street, and he caught up in a coconut with a Michetti. And she drank the coconut water, and then in grand came as like Roosters everywhere is like wandering around like in the shops and on the streets. So Steve, you know, coconut guy you've got a guy for good. I have the Jess if you want the best coconut guy, I can tell you where to go in Jamaica. I've been good I've been twice was there last year and this year, the coconut guy in Grand Cayman was not the coconut guy came was just good or the experience but not as good as the other ones. But but the best part is is after you finish the coconut, they'll cut it open and give you the the the coconut neat out of it. They'll scoop it out for you. And then the Roosters love it. So Brooke was so excited about all these Roosters everywhere. So he went we fed Roosters and baby Roosters Guana. Their stuff running around all over those streets. So she had more fun with my five dollars. I spent on the on the coconut. I mean that coconut kept us entertained for like two hours. We were on the island. So it was that was the best five dollars. I spent. Any gave her the machete to take a photo with goes, they could not end. Well, but so we did a little video with him. Machete cough well in Brooke, Brooke? He's like calls Rover. It'd be like. Yes. So it was it was good. And then but the ship let's just finish the ports Jamaica. Muth? Yep. Which is like an outdoor shopping mall when you pull in. It's very nice. If you want an outdoor, you know, like American outdoor shopping mall. We went to Chuck is that how you say it. I don't know. I think it's called Chaka. It's it's an Good Hope from the port. It's maybe I don't know forty minutes. Maybe less thirty minutes. We had a we got a driver, and we went over to check because they and. Yes. Lester was driver. And he took us t took me to get a beef, Patty and a chicken, Patty. So I got a little local flavor. And it's interesting because your kids are so used to. Like American food Americanized walk in air conditioned. Nice restaurants. I mean, and there there you walk in and it's like one type of soda in the case. Everything else is sold out. There's a sign that says sorry, no Aisher straws. And it's just this little squeaky door that looks like it hasn't been cleaned in forever. And and and and there are some beef and chicken patties. If it is I've got a picture of amber with one in each hand. So they were good. That's funny. Five five dollars for two sodas and two different patties, a beef and chicken Patty, and then we we headed out to they wanted to go. Zip-lining? So I took them to the place that I went as appointing last year, and I did not go because I went last year. And I was like, yeah. Have the fun. You have go go all in. I've already done this. Once don't. They kiss one hundred twenty five person. So it's expensive. It's not because of expensive package. So it's it's fifty five dollars per person to get into the place. So that's two hundred twenty five dollars for a family of four and that gets you into the ropes core. Like, a challenge course. And then you get a the Avery for birds and other stuff. Yes. So like into that stuff. And then it was another one hundred twenty five for the three of them to supply. But but they had a good time. And they got to hold the Guana 's and and do all and see all the birds and find bunnies and all kinds of stuff. So yeah, they had a good time. Any other port stuff Lisa or should we move on from the port? So then you have the ropes courses were great the aviary with all the animals does it lines. There were a lot of things you could do. Oh, there was gem mining. Yeah. I mean, it's everybody from the cruise line. Was there that good time? They always have a good time there bring them in by the bus. They have buses and buses of people. Bring from Disney cruise on over there. Every time a ship comes to port. So it's a lot of fun, and we can get get that book for you to over at picks vacations. Really really nice people there. Brooke was of course, very light. And she couldn't make it all the way across zip line. And so if you're if you don't make it all the way across then someone's gotta come back and get you drag you back, and so after that, Brooke was attached to one of the guides. And so they just blew the line together. Six minimum age is point. Point. But it's better if you're a little heavier heavier. Yes, you don't get stuck halfway across the line. But it was good, but the fantasy ship if you wanna go on you gotta go on a Disney cruise if you haven't been on a Disney cruise, the I don't know there's something just about it with the characters and the people, and we'd even stop and say hide any of the characters any character interaction. No photo ops. The shows the food. Oh my gosh. The food is so good. It's been too long since I've been on this Noren. Norin we have scon- from the ocean ears club. Directly to vibe because we skipped edge. For for amber. Oh, yeah. That's a big jump. Yeah. Tell me about it. And she was a little awkward at first. And she's she is just thrilled. And she can't wait to go back and she missed. Three dinners. I think the one the one day I got mad at her because she left the cabin. She got ready. She left. She didn't say goodbye. We knew darn well where she was going. We didn't see her until well after two a m. Vibe closes close to so ocean years closes at midnight edge closes at one AM vibe closes at two AM if you have teenagers they loved that place. They love to hang out after vibe closes they go and hang out on deck for by the lobby at five has its own swimming pool to. Yeah, I was well educated on this cruise. So and you can't get in there. You do not get in as an adult. Yeah. All I'm sure if there was an emergency. I went to get amber because she had my phone and. They had to send her out to me. They would not let me in. Sure, if there was some crazy circumstance they would. But the only time you're allowed in is like during open houses. Yeah, they do have open houses where you can check -bility. Eighty. Fam. It's really nice with Saudi remember seeing it on a fan, but they had so much fun. The wait staff is phenomenal the activities staff. I think is. Shout out to Chris Great Britain. A master of entertainment. It's been there. Fifteen the kids clubs are the biggest difference. For all the cruise lines. I mean, truly like, I I really think it's just such a difference. I don't know. I feel like they get it. They get the kids. They have so much space in Oceania club and ocean ears lab, and so many games and so much interaction, and they can be on their own if they're shy. I know that amber used to spend a lot of time doing earth Krause and drawing and Brooke spent a lot of time doing Star Wars this time. All the Star Wars stuff every time. When you go to pick up your kid, they have an RFID very, so they'll tell you where they are in the club because they know bracelet, and they'll say Brooks over in Star Wars. And then they let you in there. She is pushing buttons and playing with boys, but they have so much with different characters and different. You know, they have a Toy Story Rome, and they have a pixie hollow room. So they've got the marble room. They have everything they own so many properties now that they have all these really cool themed rooms, and then they have stormtroopers come in for something. And then they have all the care the so it's really well done. So they love it. And then for the teens it's too so well done to they've got a juice bar and a pool and all kinds of activities and amber loved the fact that she could hang with these new friends, she ended up with nine good friends. And of course exchanged. Information. And she said it was it was like having more of earth. She's like, they understood me, they they could play heads up Disney, and we all had fun. And and they love Disney, and they knew it. And so they really bonded on the Disney level, which was cool. Oh, yeah. But you know, the fact that they. They just seemed so. Like her. Yeah. She people say, we're her peeps. I'm telling you, she loved it. It's nice weather was girls are the ages. They are how Disney cruise line different for you guys. It's a little sadder. Hello sharpie. It's. She missed it. Yeah. We told everyone you'd sneak in. It's okay. I'm here. All right, cool. I think. The two AM. Closing I can live with. But the fact that they want to hang out longer than that. I I don't know about that. Because I as a mother have all these images going to my head, and I'm staying up waiting for her to come in. And she asked me she asked me how come you're still up. I'm like mom. That's why. That's what we do. And I said the job description one night, I told her all the awful things that we're going through my head. And you know, you just I pictured you here and there, and you know, it's a mother thing, and she's like, wow, get a grip mom. I have to tell you when we did the the cruise for the Sweet Sixteen I had four sixteen year olds. And they weren't even in the same cabinet me. They were in the cabinet sorta me, and I made them come back and check in with me before they went back to the room every night. And I would I kept setting the alarm on my phone for like thirty minute increments. Because I was like freaking out that I was going to fall asleep and not make sure there back in the room. Yeah, they they stale. Wait, it was you know, it's really nice 'cause I love the ship because it's you can go out at night and look up at the stars. And you're out in the middle of nowhere. And you can see the stars. Like, a right there are a lot more stars in the ocean. And then the you can hear the water. We had a balcony. Yeah. We had a and then if you look if you ever people don't look, so I showed Brooke like if you look at the water for a long enough time, you'll see some some, you know, animals and stuff. So we went out on the balcony. And we just watch the water, and we saw tons of flying fish, and they're always flying fish on those ships, and they're usually by the front of the ship or the waters breaking and then they kind of skim across the water, and they almost like dragonflies because you're so high up and you see them fly across the water. They jump out and they usually fly in twos or threes. And then they go back in. We watched the flying fish. In the mornings, and then one day the the birds had figured out the the flying fish. We're out in the middle of nowhere in this group of birds was waiting for them to come out. And then they try to dive down and catch them before they went back in. But yes, this all kinds of fun stuff. You can do like that. Okay. So Lauren and sharpy. Are you familiar with a category for e verandah? Yeah. Yeah. Okay. So the description on that is an extended verandah Oli fantasy the rand on. Normally you have enough room on a balcony for two chairs and a little. Dumpy table little place to put your coffee or wine glass, if that the case usually, yes. So with this one you walk out, and there's a chase along chair and to lounge chairs and then in front of that you have set of chairs with the table and in front of that you have just like four feet of balcony. It's this really fourteen feet long. Nice. And then we opened up the we had to so we had the connecting on the balcony open. And so it was like our own private ship. It was awesome. Just was so nice. And you know, at least Lauren, you know, I am not a big fan or I don't put much value in a balcony. I'd rather have the interior space. This right. It was nice. And then you could see the sunset at night and take pictures. And then it was a really having that balcony was was definitely worth it. We spent Ellis cool. There's been a lot of time on the buck name more than I normally do and eating that ice cream. Oh my gosh. Banana strawberry. We went to Remmy. So we didn't know. We went to Paulo love Paulo. Yeah. So Paolo probably the last time we did a show. It was twenty five dollars a person it has gone up to forty dollars a person since that show. So it's forty dollars big jump. Yeah. But it didn't it went up. In between. There was a different price. Yeah. So now, it's and then Rammie when we did Remmy. It was seventy five percent is now one twenty-five person. Okay. That's a Big Joe. That's where Rummy is now. But apparently the market supports that. And that's over since two thousand fourteen. Yeah. So that's. So so Remmy not Remmy. Now, you've got me doing Apollo was very good. One thing that I noticed was different this time is they had ice tea ice cubes. So the ice didn't dilute your ice tea, cool. Yep. That was cool special touches like that fancy. Yes. Three fresh roses. Phenomenal. Okay. Laura my favorite picture. This. We go we spend that was going to be a so Fay. So FIA thing from golden girls to this. Three. No, but cool on. So, you know, I love my filet. It's what I live or. I'm with the and I I don't think Steve could either neither one of us finished. It was so much food this time we could not finish the filet. I mean. I mean. The chocolate souffle pasta. You get the whole thing in class. Now, we didn't we didn't that's finish. That your your crews licenses revoked it should be shamed. I can't believe we couldn't finish about chocolate souffle is just that. That's an abomination. I'm sorry. Book grammy. Apollo parts are hollow keep saying. Remmy too. But lease it doesn't like the fancy food. So we didn't. You can go alone next Remmy if you can go to remedy. It's also it's still awesome as well. But Pala is the affordable really good eight night. Yeah. It's great. And then we had a six o'clock reservation. So you get a table right by the window. If you if you have trivia, so they seat as people come in. So they fill up the seats by the window. I yes. Then you have the second row and then up on the platform, the the riser they fill in as people come in. But there's really no point in getting a window seat. It's yeah. If you're not fair. If you do brunch than than a window. See this. I had to winnow seat last time. I did brunch. Well, we we could watch the sunset because we got six all my post my pictures. There's no sunset on the Rummy side only on the policies. So that's where the sunsets. So what else? Oh fireworks. See pirate night per night is gotten better. Okay. Wait, I have to admit my wrongdoing here. You know, how I have a separate suitcase literally waiting and packed at all times with pirate outfits for all of us with all the accessories and the make up everything you forgot them. I didn't even think about him. Can you believe it? I have nothing for pirate night. It was so nice sharpie. The pirate night regale you and you didn't finish the chocolate souffle. I I don't know. I think I think next next time. You can't go on the cruise. Awesome. I'm just so every night has been different the the used to be Mickey and Minnie type of show. And now, it's more pirates and Jacqueline Jack Sparrow and singing pirates songs together. And then the fireworks were better. I don't know if they're better because the ship is bigger, and they do more because the ship is bigger versus the wonder in the magic. But they they shoot them off both of the funnels the Ford and the was it forward and aft. So the so they showered slow Florida and aft and then stubborn import. So they shoot them from the one behind you in the one in front of you during the finale, so it's it's a little more spectacular. So I thought the fireworks and the and the pirate show is better. And then you can go get your Turkey leg at the Buffa, and your desserts and whatever afterwards just like always. But it was so nice castaway cay castaway cay castaway cay was was nice. We just kind of went out at the beach for a little bit went to cookies has some barbecue. Nothing. Nothing. It was it was still a little chilly because it's in the Bahamas and the water this time of year and was still a little chilly, but the outside temperature was nice. Okay. So I learned a fun fact, which of course, I never knew before. So. How many of you have been turned off by the fact that they're shooting fireworks off at sea? And all this rubbish comes down and polluting the water. They have special fireworks. I thought all biodegradable not just by degradable you ready for this. And I so hope this is true. 'cause I got this on the tour. It is literally fish food. I believe that. Because that's the only way Disney would have gotten them to approve it. It it is it goes into the water. And then it literally feeds the fish. Great. Yeah. I knew it was something that was safe for the ocean. Like, I knew whatever they did was I don't know why other companies don't do it. Well, it should be done with any kind of I work. I'm sure it's more expensive. But I don't I don't like that everything gets polluted with fireworks. Because they're usually those mortar shells are just in cardboard. Or whatever. So they kind of maybe they can compress that type of material with integrated with fish food. Flakes. I thought that was really cool pretty interesting. Here's a another little unknown. Fact, little known fact, okay at dinner, even if it's not on the menu. There are certain things you can order almost any night, and you'll be able to get Disney. Cruise lines gonna hate me for this. But we would get mozzarella cheese sticks. So the the problem is when you say, hey, can you bring some mozzarella I'm expecting for. So they will come every night. You'll have them every night of your crews, and you will have what did we have that? We have. We have thirty mozzarella cheese sticks and the plate. Yeah. Like a full. Actually, it ended up to us because the girls didn't show. It was like thirty to forty of them. It was a full-size dinner plates platter plot piled on. So we were like eight four, and then we get them. We like passed them around the restaurant. Yeah. I'm going. How about some she sticks? Here's the marinara cheese sticks. They reciprocate anyone. Ask you to refill the drinks. Now. The last night, they ordered column Ari. And they giant platter Calamar? So I got calamari, and then they also ordered stuffed olives. So that's another thing you can get. But the wait staff will do anything they can to please us. So they they will do whatever it takes not to put your weight stuff because they're like so taxed already with everything they're doing, but they get your drinks after the first night order what you want on the first night because you're going to get that drink every time. But when you sit down I do have another tidbit. If you get if you're at lunch or out Cabanas, which is the buffet up on deck eleven if you get an ice tea there you're going to get fountain concentrated ice tea, but in the dining room at dinner. If you ask price t you get fresh brewed yummy, delicious ice tea, so as an ice tea fan that was nice. So I could actually drink something side from water that was good. It's the little things. It's very nice. Good as the ice tea at California grill. Yeah. I mean, if we're talking the ice tea at nine dragon. Well, nothing beats that. I'm telling you. I mean, it's. But yeah, it was it was good rash. Brewed iced tea, which I didn't find that. They served anywhere else in the on the ship. Didn't find myself. Sometimes you go on a cruise. And then you go on one six years later or something on a cruise line. And you're like this. They don't do this anymore. They don't do that anymore or used to be better. But if I myself saying that at all ever like everything was the same as I remembered it or better the animation show at an maters pal pal at that was good. Everything was very well done. The people were nice. The food was good. The weather was good the activity. Everything was new show. Oh, yeah. Wishes. I thought Lauren. Wishes show you here wishes and you're like, yeah, I've seen that. And then we watch like, wait. We never seen this. We just know the name because everything's named wishes. Probably recent. It's a land the. Show. That's cool. And we saw Dumbo because I guess that came out in theaters. So we saw that on the ship three D Disney. Theater? So if a movie comes out, though, lay those on the ship when they come out. So what was new to me? I guess both of us. This time was Tiffany and company. Tiffany's on there. Really? Yep. You know where the old art gallery was this was there. It's right off of deck four where they do the character meet and greets over the lobby. Right next to company d company. Do what does that? Yeah. Something the club de or our I can't remember was the was the cast members is new worlds. Yes. But it's something. Yeah. There's a Tiffany store. It's all fancy I did not see very many people in there. And there's also -fensive. There's also another. Watched store that I can't pronounce because it's too fancy v and the g and you're the Sabih and a bunch of block looking letters. It's kind of a a high trendy jewelry store in the in. There was never anybody in there. Either. So I never really went into any of those because I was intimidated that nobody else was in there. It's like this must be above above their pay grade similarly above mine, but never went in, but they have your standard stores to. So I I'm glad that they have some higher and stuff. But then I don't know how long it'll last maybe they're selling stuff when I wasn't looking. But oh, they no longer give you a bag with what you purchase in the stores like main sale, which has all the cute plush and kid type stuff they don't give you a bag anymore. However, you can buy one for a dollar. Yeah. Magin that. Yeah. And they offer three different sizes and the large one their each dollar and the large one makes a nice beach bag. I'm just gonna say if you purchase something I don't care how big or small get the large shopping bag for a dollar and take that to your shorts Kirstens for your towels. It's reinforced mastic bag. Yeah. It's got the fiber going through it. But that that was a nice little bad for dollar. Yeah. So they know more nowhere. Disney bags that you get with your with your stuff. Plastic bags? No, more DisneyWorld positive. I wonder if they'll do that at world land, eventually make you buy your party started before they started with a no more bags. Kabbah started selling bangs in each park has their own bag. As you can imagine the other ones at difficult upsell. Speaking of upsell, I'm gonna go one more place is they have a baby Bobby boutique onboard the fantasy, and you can get get your makeover for your children. And I think it's three to twelve years old the allowable age, and they have different packages and with the. I looked at the packages for Brooke. She was really excited she wanted to do it. And so to get your hair done hair nails and makeup is sixty five dollars. That's reasonable. I think that's fine. And then if you wanted to add address from a would hanger, which are standard Disney dresses, it's two hundred dollars pain one hundred thirty five for the dress. Then this is what my jaw dropped. They have what they call heirloom quality dresses that are on satin hangers, and they have you can get one of those for like or hundred I think drop in the bucket. Yeah. And these dresses were all over the ship. I don't pull the whole package on that was eight hundred and now now we're getting there in you know, spoiler alert. Thanks god. So they have a package that is eight hundred dollars, and it is Republicans wedding gown, and it comes with a robe, a nice fluffy type as he robe, and, but it comes with a necklace with that sunburst on it, Anna bracelet, gold plated believe and the fancy dress. And then the hair makeup. Oh, and then a crystal Thira. So you. Eight hundred dollars Flynn rider. Come. You would hope somebody's going to have to tuck me in for that. Yeah. But there was one plan that I thought was pretty cool. It was very pricey. But it was six hundred dollars and it included remake overs. So you would get a Princess makeover of your choice. You would get a little mermaid makeover. Which instead of a little mermaid dress came with a swimsuit. But they still did your hair and make them. And then the third one was you got done up for pirate night, and you got the dress. So you've got three outfits three makeovers six hundred dollars. And oh came with this. It was actually pretty cool. It was this Bibi Babadi steamer trunk suitcase that you've got to put all your costumes in and take that with you. So I did like that. They have definitely stepped up their game. And the prince they have now the princes they used to do nothing for the guys. And then they kind of did this prince thing that was kind of half baked. I mean, they look like full-on prince's from Disney movies. I mean, those costumes are so nice looking they were there are so many guys dresses, princes princes. Yeah. Crew member costume. Yeah. You can be like the captain of the ship. And that cost him was nice to it was all white with all the little gold trim on it. And then they do their hair like absolutely perfect. But then when it becomes time for the Star Wars, they it see they have a customs that as well. Although be cool and in the marvel did see. Oh, yeah. So they they've dialed that in that is no longer just hair and makeup. You can do all all out. Pretty amazing. Here's the the crown package air we go castle package. Princess signature package has the heirloom dress. So it's four fifty to do that. And then the Royal see package had three makeovers, and then the Royal trunk and then you could do the captain's package where you got the captain's costume, and then hairstyle with gel that was one twenty. So if you wanna do a dizzy crew, you can do it three day four day all the way up to seventy you can even do more than a seven day, depending on which you do some of us are more than three day. That's right. That's nice. Nice about Bibi Bobby is. If you don't go looking for Bibi Bobby boutique, you won't find it. So it's not like it's not like every time. Your kid gets out of the. Yeah, it's not like every time. Your kid gets out of those show. They walk them through bitty, Bobby boutique, and you're like, oh here we go. Again, we've got to walk through. No, it's like talk like you would never have gone there. We would have never even seen it in seven days, unless he has a reason to pass by there, unless they had it soon, those obscure place, there's nothing in the main lobby, and it's yeah, it's it's done up where you don't even you can't even tell us there as the windows aren't done up. Really? Well, and it's on this little narrow thing on deck for five on the edge. So you have no idea there. Yeah. So if you don't wanna spend the money like, oh, those kids looked so nice. We saw the first night. There was a table of kids. Oh, yeah. The adults. So there were like ten adults, and at least ten kids every single one of those kids had gone to bitty, Bobby. And they were either a prince or Princess? The whole table table. Well, I mean, it's for some people. It's it's a lot of money for some people as people. Yeah. And and people splurge on vacation. That's why there's that's why there's a Tiffany on there. If they want to buy the Tiffany's, you can buy it. But I didn't see any artwork for sale didn't either. Maybe they got rid of those auctions as true. Well, they. The terrible run in with the auction company several years ago, and the auction company was not shipping purchases that were made on the ship. So they it was. It was the company was called west in gallery, and they kind of dismissed them from the ship and then Disney took over themself. And it didn't didn't really take off much after that. Because. They just didn't do the volume and. Disney has to have a for them to keep something themselves. Otherwise, they farmed out. It's just like the photography on the ship. So. But yeah, anyway. Yeah. So that that's kind of kind of the story of the the art on the ship is. Well, and Disney ended up cleaning up a lot of messes. That were left behind that companies. Art auctions are always kind of scammy always feel scammy anyways because I've been auctions when I used to buy arcade games and other things and to real auctions were real and the art auctions are okay, we're going to start this piece at at eight hundred dollars. Okay. Then one person visit hundred dollars. Okay. Sold for eight hundred dollars. But they real action. They they lower it to like twenty five bucks until they got a bid. And then they that people would actually they're basically just selling it at the price. They want to sell it at and they're pretending it's an auction. And then if nobody buys it for eight hundred dollars, they don't sell the piece for eight hundred dollars. So it's it's kind of a scam. I always felt like people are getting taken they still do those another ship. I know I still I still feel like they're getting taken because it's not an auction. It's just the retail price of that paintings with their offering it to you for and if they get more for it than that than they get more for it than that. There's no not last. There's no less. At those auctions. It's not a real auction. Bids at at the retail price. They just move it on a real auction. They'd be like, okay. Three hundred. Okay. Two hundred. Okay. I'm gonna start at fifty to it. And then they go. So all right. Let's get back to the ship real quick. There. Are it is rotational dining? So your waiter or waitress goes with you as well as your the whole serving staff. I love that about Disney, and we had the enchanted. What did we have in Channa garden, Royal court and animators palette and over the seven night we had? E R E R R A. So we had Royal court three times. And that was one of the nice that we chose to go to policy at worked out where we went to each one twice as good and in China garden is really cool because they have like it's twilight I guess where the sky and the flowers in the ceiling, they open up in the sky changes, and it becomes colorful, and it's pretty that's neat. Royal court is it's inspired by a lot of the classic Disney films. So there were touches of Cinderella. Like the bread bowl was Cinderella's carriage, but different things that they had different mosaics pretty cool. We swore. We saw Llamas in the wallpaper. But that was another story that was me. And then animators palate is incredible. It's an experience not just food where they crush will crush the turtle from finding nemo will interact with the table and guest at the table and talk to you. And and then they on the the second night. They put together an animated show based on the drawings that each of the guests put together, and that's a nice touch. I I love the fact that they think outside of the box. We had all that which was an act from America's got talent. And they're a logging on all-male clogging group. So they get different acts. They had a van not eventual a hypnotist only cow. The hypnotist was so much fun. You was cool saw him twice three times. Actually. And the theater shows. Again, we saw wishes which was new to us. But then we also saw believe which is the guy in the garden that doesn't believe in magic. And then he's taken on all these different journeys with the genie. And eventually he believes so that's pretty pretty good too. They have an adult area where during the day. Yeah. Kids can go in there, and they're invited to drawing and I'm sorry, animation classes or trivia or they do family feud type games. So there's a lot of family type things there is one this quiz time or an sharpie. What is the one area of the ship that kids are absolutely twenty four seven ever allowed it dealt only section or the bars day go through their the adult toll. True, the adult pool. Wendell only well kids walk through there. They you know, they walk around the deck and stuff and they go up the stairs. And so you can't really keep the kids out as well as I would like, but as far as the pool. Yeah. They'd get yelled at but there's LA is the champagne bar that is twenty four seven never will kids walk through those doors. I wonder. Seeing how little use that. God if that will end up on the new Disney ships, I mean crowded at night in LA LA I'd never saw anybody in there. I saw there at night. Not really. Okay. Well, then and then during the day they use that for a lot of their their like eleven o'clock or by there. But I was never there at like two AM, but they use that for a lot of their like light tasting there, two kilo or champagne or different types of tastings. They held it for adult beverage Irish pub was popular the two was popular the carousel thing or whatever didn't seem to really have anybody unless there was an event going on and ULA. Never seem to really have anybody the Piazza. Yeah. Yeah. Wanna go gin? Oh, and then there's everyone's favorite the mid ship detective agency with the Muppets, and and that's. They have to Disney ones and one month at one. And these adventures that you can go on and they give you an a card, and it's all these interactive pictures, and they tell you where to go and you collect clues. And you have this this bold out with all the suspects, and you can cross them off as you go and you're going from this deck to that deck too apt to forward to mid ship, and you're going all over the place trying to figure out the bad guy. And then on them up at one it even takes you to this miniature size like two and a half foot tall door. That is to Pepe the the prong king prong his door state room door. I love peppy. Disney cruise line. It's it's if you ever gonna dizzy cruise it's hard to go on another cruise afterwards because it's hard to it's hard to get your kids, especially with the kids clubs. But if you do go on don't forget to call us right to us, and we will help you get that book, and we'll figure out the right Dietz, and all the wonderful things that you can do on the ship and be sure to book a future cruise while. You are onboard is you'll get to save some money on your future sailing as well as get a future onboard credit with that sailing, sharp beer, or Lawrence name is we don't book in your Lauren can help you out. They've been on them. They're so much fun. And if you don't wanna do the seven night, you can do a shorter version, but I love the seven-night because I can get into it. I feel I don't feel like, I'm unpacking, and and pack short ones I like four night. I feel like I'm really on vacation, and I can get my free coffees in the in adult cove, Catherine. Get every five punches. You can't it's hard to get five punches out three day cruise you during a lot of coffee, really vest. Yeah. So I got I've got another card already started for my next cruise three punches on it. I think that's the only reason he invited me for coffee though, is to up his and it was four with typically surprise that. They still use paper punch cards. I thought sure they would have done something digital by. Now, initially, you know, that we know what they have done digitally sharpie. They have a printer that prints. Disney designs on top here coffee. Now, that's pretty cool. So they can print you know, like the Mickey head. It's like a digital chocolate printer that prints on the foam, right, but it Princeton coffee, it prints like it prints. Well, probably Princeton that caught in that chocolate. Oh, it's a coffee. Oh on the top of the phone. Yeah. So like I had the little what's his name sprout grew grew Groote's baby. Route Kev on Steve I haven't seen. I haven't seen guarding the two yet. So I had grew baby Groot on one. And then I had a Mickey on another one. You can get the Disney cruise line emblem logo. But it's like a little digital Perner. Yeah. It it is a digital printer that you put the coffee has dozens and dozens of designs, and it prints in coffee on top of the phone is pretty cool. It's phenomenal. I need one. I'm you'll go. Look it up on Amazon the river the coffee place. It's it's the little things Lauren. You know this. I know that. Oh, yeah. Guess who took a picture of the bed took a pitcher the mattress, and the comforter tag, those backers are so nice never mind, actually, really nice. I. I've been looking at us on Disney cruise line as far as we know. Okay. So a little web. Search we figured it on the internet. It's Sealy posture Pedic with a euro euro foam topper, the euro foam topper, built it. That's off the top of my euro, something topper is the mattress off the top of your head at the top of your mattress. I it's off the top the mattress. But it's a combination of that bed is so nice. And then those rooms are pitch black dark because you know, out at sea, and it rocks a little because you're on the boat. Sleep is the best sleep. Knocks you to sleep. Well, I do like I don't know how long this has been in place. I vaguely remember it, but they have night lights in the room now, which I think is genius ports to little night lights. Helps kids the able to see shapes and shadows. At least it's not terribly bright sleep to it. But. Figure out. What was not completely dark? If you turn that night went on. Yeah. And then they have USB L. Let's now so you can charge your devices a lot easier. Okay. I do have a bit of advice. Exciting. Yes. I know. I keep saying I have more. But Lauren this would now for you. You would have to bring your own hairdryer the hairdryer on the ship in cabin one. It's not little it's just when you have it on. Hi, you think it's on sub blow. Yeah. The wall now with the hose, it's not sharp. It is it's a hand held in. It's a full-size hairdryer, but the power or is. Voltage? It took me or minutes to dry. My bangs. Is it a fire? Fire reason. Me ten minutes to blow my hairdryer that thing is is super powerful. I can't even I couldn't even imagine. Probably because they don't want something catching on fire. I'm sure there's I saw probably the power. Gone. My big blow dryer with me. If you like your hair dryer bring it if you like a hairdryer bring it the hairdryer that is supplied on the ship. It would it would take me party minutes at least the European yes. To twenty is. It says on in giant letters to twenty and as a European plug on it because they have the both. They have both plugs. Then they must bring it way down. So it doesn't problem European any like when I was in Disneyland Paris. My blow dryer, I could not use their and I actually bought the converter. Yeah. Yeah. And it kept blowing it out. So I had to use. There's that was the wall one that looked like a vacuum cleaner and the seventies. Oh my God. It literally I actually gave up. I after I wash my hair the first night. I just blew my banks dry. And I was like them just gonna put it up wet guy give up because I literally could not. So it was like there was no voltage to it. And just you have to you need to download the dizzy cruise line app because they don't the navigator the paper version of the navigator is no more. But that's fine. I love. Yeah. The app is really nice with the app, you have texting capability to the other people in your group, not just your room. But you're groups text together, you can you have digital. Was compass navigator so you have the itinerary the daily activities, and then you can put little hearts next to the ones that you want to do. And then it notifies you fifteen minutes prior. So, you know, get going it's time to get to the show. And so I loved having that it tells you about dinner at tells you what deck to go to forward or aft. It tells you everything tell you when you need to leave to go to dinner from based on where you are not based on where you are. But it's a fifteen. It tells you when your kids check in to kids club, you check out well, Brooke at least not the big one. And so this was sharp. You're asking earlier how this was different as kids get older with kids club closing the Oceania's club open at midnight. There were a couple nights that Stephen I might not have made it up that late. So we went back to the room, and Brooke was in club. And she wanted to be able to come back by herself. She did not want us to pick her up. We were on deck five same as the kids location Oceania's club in lab. And so we let her I'm back to the room by herself. She said she knew how and we tested her once and she did all right. And so I get a text from. Ocean ears club saying will close in fifteen minutes. And then I get one that says we are closed, and then I get one that says Brooke has checked out and within five minutes, she's opened up the door. It was kind of nice, and it gave her such a sense of independence and pride. It again, tore my insides out, but you know, giving her that space she appreciated it. It was good. Yeah. So anyway, I think we've just about stuck a fork in this one. I think we've done a lot. I think we wrote the Ecuador only once ashamed to admit that only once. Pull this show in deport. Lisa. It is time for died. But there's just so much. We didn't even talk about the sports facilities. We didn't talk about the fitness center or the spa. There's so much more. We could have talked about. But there's just. Maybe another time. So with that I'm going to go ahead and wrap up the show. 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Why you should go on a Disney Cruise: Amber Sandberg: 157

"You're listening to the MOM. Inspired show episode one hundred and fifty seven with Amber Sandberg. Welcome to the Mama's parents show I'm your host Amber Sandberg and this shows created inspire encourage a little extra frontier day. You guys so I'm super excited. I'm going to do a replay of an episode. I did maybe maybe a year ago about Disney cruises so I am having more and more people realize that I'm a travel agent. I don't talk about in depth on every show and so I figured did you know what let's just play a travel episode again. I know I just at Cobb. Oh two weeks ago But I just want to explain really quick the kind of vacations that I do plan a lot of people come up to me and asked me do I. Do you know all inclusive and Hawaii and all that stuff and the answer is is yes so I do all inclusive. That is anything in the Caribbean. But I be. Here's something that you guys should know when you come to me. Asking for an all inclusive have ninety percent of all inclusive is actually in Mexico and so You just have to know that in the back of your head that if you're wanting a an amazing all inclusive you're probably GONNA and have to go to Mexico but besides that point book not all inclusive. That's why I wanted to do the Kabo episode. But I do the Caribbean I do Mexico. I actually just booked recently. Bentley a multi generational trip to Hawaii I'm super excited for this family to go next summer. Celebrate the grandparents anniversary. I'm doing a daughter. As a mother daughter. Spring trip Group trip and so to Mexico and I do couples trips. I do family trips you name it. I do it and I can help you go to Ireland. I can help you go to Australia. I can help you go to Alaska. I help you with cruises. And that's why I wanted to do the Disney cruise because I truly love Disney cruises and For those of you that Love Disney but maybe WanNa break or some of you are just like you know what Disney parks are just too overwhelming coming for me. The Disney cruise is such a perfect option. And so I feel like the quality is so good to And I will say that Royal Caribbean when is my next best for cruise lines. So if you're kind of like I don't WanNa Disney. I can totally help you with Royal Caribbean Cruise But I wanted to replay this just for those of you. That have been maybe thinking about it. It would be a great family multi generational family trip to go on a Disney cruise. Or just go with your immediate family. I just wanted to replay it for you guys and just let you know that if you work with me it costs nothing to you I get paid by the vendor so some of you may not know no that and so I just WanNa make that clear so just reach out to me You can find me on my website. You can message me if you subscribe to my email list. You can just email me Back when you get my weekly emails with the podcast and all the show notes and all that stuff you can message me on facebook or Instagram Environment Amber Sandberg where where if you follow me. A mom inspired living so just reach out to me and I would love to help you plan your next vacation. The main thing that I don't do is I don't just book airtickets The airlines do not play pay travel agents. So there's no benefit that we can provide for you on that so some people have reached out to me for that and so it's probably Louis a good place for me to clarify that but if it's in a package deal then I have my wholesaler group. It altogether so then it works that way but I just don't do them separate are like that's the only thing that book so anyway. I hope you guys get inspired. And I hope you WanNa Disney cruise and make sure you come back to me if you you decide to do it or if you wanna go on any other kind of vacation I would love to help you so enjoy the show all right. So we're going to jump into this. The reason why I wanted to do a Disney cruise episodes because I feel like Disney cruise line is amazing and I went last year and I felt like I got a lot of people saying like oh my gosh. That's on my bucket list. I can't wait to do it. And they would ask me like how was it. Was it worth it and so I just wanted to do an episode where he kind of talk about this stuff you know. Especially Ashley is a travel agent and I can help you with this and come alongside of you but I wanted to give you a little bit of information so you could figure out if this is the right choice for you I put Out On facebook and instagram. Not that long ago asking a question about Disney cruise lines. So this is what I said. Have you ever thought about going on a Disney cruise. I'm getting ready to do a podcast on the topic for those that have never been. What are some of the questions that you have? Or what is holding you back from booking one so here are some of the questions you guys had. I would be interested to hear. About how small and claustrophobic the rooms are. And how good slash safe are the kids clubs. Also how crowded are the pools. Another person said I would like to know the benefits to doing a cruise versus a Disney resort for a Disney experience also a cruise versus Disney cruise line so a different cruise line versus this is Disney cruise line and then also people would say. I don't know about the price you know. Is it too expensive. Can we afford this as at worth that and then the last question question I had was what age do you think kids are too old to get the most out of this and I love all these questions. So I'm GonNa Kinda to just go through these and then I'm going to go through my experience last year so I went in two thousand seventeen with my kids. Were three and six just to give you a gauge of of my references. Okay so going back to the first question. Would it be interested in. Knowing how small and Costra phobic the rooms are so if you've never been on a cruise this is going to be hard because if you never been on a cruise you don't realize that the cruise rooms there's they're called sweets are a smaller then hotel rooms right there on a ship so they gotta keep things tight so it's going to. It's going to feel small. But in comparison to other cruise lines. I would say they're pretty equal. Generally what you see is used to get bad a pretty good sized bed okay queen or king sized bed and then you have a couch and then you have a bad that comes out from the ceiling which let me tell you that was my girls. Highlight it one of the highlights of the trip. Which is hilarious on my okay? We can probably try to figure this out somewhere else not pay for Disney cruise line ships so It comes out of the ceiling so it's like a bunk bed feeling so it's like the bad turns into. I mean the couch turns into a bed and then another bag comes from the ceiling and then you have a ladder. So that's really awesome. Awesome now if you have a family of five. Then you're gonna want an adjoining room because that way you have a double space. There are suites so there are suites. If you just want bigger space like just more living space but if you're looking for more beds it's you would probably want to do the adjoining room and so that way you have two doors that open up into each each of the rooms right so then you can kinda keep them propped open open so he can just go between the two. So that in itself helps with being claustrophobic like just having to living spaces that you can kind of walk between and so that that is really great and if you have a family of five that is what you need to do and so if you have a family of four then you can decide if you really need to have a sweet or four if you need to have two rooms spread it out but in my opinion you're not really in the rooms that much. What I would actually recommend is to get a verandah which is a balcony That gives you the feeling of not being so claustrophobic. It has a whole wall of being a window and so that way. You don't feel like you're stuck in a cave or something like that right so that is my recommendation. If you feel a little bit like you're going to be Costra phobic then you definitely need to get verandas and then that way you can step out onto the veranda breathing. Some fresh air not feel stuck. And I love the Verandah anyways because as you can just sit down and drink coffee or you can have a glass of wine. It's just really great and so And the thing is to some people might be like. Oh my gosh. But what about the railing and the kids will. The railing is high up. I mean and you're not GonNa ever let your kids out there without knowing and you just lock the door you know so So that is is my suggestion for people if they kind of are worried about that. But if you're really worried about the in general then you kind of need to think about cruises altogether because you're going to run into that everywhere you go right like the railings. I have never felt unsafe with the girls. So that gives you an idea but you are the only one who knows your children so but I just wanted to paint that picture. That I've never felt worried about that. Okay so that's kind of the claustrophobic situation and the size of the rooms. The next x one is how good safe are the kids club. I'm going to go into this in a minute because I'm going to go into more depth so let's have about. How crowded are the pools so with any cruise line? The pools are not humongous. Because they don't want all this body of water in the ship right like if it just be splashing around so so you're not going to be finding like a humongous resort pool. There's only so much space and so you have to know that that is going to be busy. Especially when it's days at sea see The Disney dream. And that's where that's the ship. I went on for four nights in the Bahamas cruise. I should have said at the beginning. I don't know why didn't so it's a a four night Bahamas cruise going out of Port Canaveral. And so it has the aqueduct so as a cool waterslide then has a smaller slide for just kids ads and My oldest Skyla. She loved the the smaller one. Actually and then there's also an adult pool. That's really quiet so if your kids are in the kids club I say go over to the adult pool where it's actually really quiet and calm. So that's what I have to say about crowded pools so the other one is dewey cruise versus a Disney resort for Disney experience. Okay you guys. If you've never been to Disneyworld then and I feel like you need to go to Disneyworld. Okay like they're very hard to compare Disney cruise line does such an amazing gene job of making it feel like a Disney experience. I mean they. They have a theme in down. They have the hospitality down. But it's not a it's not apart though right so if you are wanting to experience the rides and all that kind of stuff then that is like. It's trying to compare apples apples and oranges. I will say though what's awesome about Disney cruise line is they provide a three and four night cruise cruises. So what I would do. If you're interested interested. Is You do the resort for a couple of days and the parks and then you get on a cruise and relax from running around at the parks all day. And if you've been to the Disney if you've been to Disneyworld you know what I'm referring to you when I say Oh this will be nice to relax relax and just take it easy from you. Know just doing the craziness of of Disneyworld disneyworld resorts with kits. But if you're just wanting to really experience Disneyworld and you've never been I say give that go. Oh I and then I would definitely do a Disney cruise later but again if you WANNA do both they have the three tonight three to four night cruises and then you compare it with the resort -sorts and that's called A Land Sea package so and I definitely can help you out with that. If that's something you're interested in so one thing that I do say to people when people asked for me the different so I will say that I feel like it's so much easier to be more home on a Disney cruise. It's not stressful. And you still get all the characters and you get the character meet and greet and you see the characters walking around that ship. The girl's favorite thing. One of the favorite things about the cruise line is seeing goofy in his pajamas. One morning so just to give you an idea okay. I feel like it's such. It's a good vacation for parents to not just the kids the Disney cruise line. I I feel like they get to really Kinda let their hair down and feel relaxed and people are waiting on them and you know the Food Sangare of and you get to go to shows and it's just it's it's just less stressful so that that's the easiest way for me to explain it and I and I can totally go into more detail if you want to set up a call and we can chat about it okay. So then the next thing is people are asking about the price so Disney cruise line is a little bit more money and if if your budget is tight but you really want to go on a Disney cruise. What I would say is going to three night? Go on a four night. That's what we had to do and then just go when it's not high season season so we went first week of May and it was amazing and so is another cruise line possibly more expensive. Yeah are mean less expensive. It probably is uh-huh and they are so great cruise. Line Royal Caribbean has amazing cruise ships. Right now I mean there. Ships are amazing. But if you're looking for that Disney his knee feel and that dizzy hospitality and customer service. Then you have to go on a Disney cruise. So so what I would just recommend mm-hmm and I can totally help you. Price Out in quote and get a quote for you But going on a shorter cruise is going to help and also not going during Christmas. You now Christmas just spikes everything. So I feel like what people are doing when they're like. Oh my gosh. This is so expensive. They're looking at seven night during Christmas. I mean I mean it's GonNa be crazy but if you look at a lot of things. A lot of prices are super crazy during that timeframe also if you're looking at a seven-night Alaska cruise. I mean that's expensive so you need to know what you're looking for and that's where I come in and can give you a expertise and that's where I bring. My value is to help you so that you don't have to do all the research. Okay the last thing I think okay when our kids too old to get the most out of it while I'm GonNa jump into this one. I'm talking about the kids club because we're going we're going to go through the ages of all the kids club and Just kind of talk about it and what that looks like so going back to how. How good is the kids club? And how safe is it while the kids club is called the ocean ears club and it goes from three to twelve years old. So if you have kids under three they would go into the nursery That's for all the babies in two year olds and it's an extra cost where when you start going into Oceania's club and up it's part of the cruise which is awesome. So I felt like the kids were so safe and I thought it was just I amazing so they can do things from video games on a computer watching movies science projects art projects. I just feel like there's like dance parties and they're playing games with them and there's like Hula hoops and there's all these Staff to help them out. And so you never feel like they're just going to be abandoned in a corner and and so my girls were three and six I mentioned and here is the kicker that I want to tell you. Guys is that Serena was I. Don't feel it. She was potty trained range long enough for me to feel comfortable if that makes that so they are not going to go in with your child and go into the stall and take care of them because they that's you know they're just not. I'm GonNa do that because they don't want to have any lawsuits on their hands and stuff like that so to protect themselves. They don't go into the bathrooms with the children so the children have to be able to do everything they have to be able to go in lock the stall unlock the stall take their pants up and down be able to wipe themselves then be able to wash their hands so if you are going to be stressed kind of like I was like. Oh my gosh is Serena and be able to do all of this and then I felt bad for Skyla because I felt like Skyla then felt like she had to be responsible for Serena and I was like. Oh my gosh like. I didn't foresee this happening. I want to just help you. Guys see this pitcher So that you know that if you have someone similar to what I'm explaining about Serena you may WanNa hold off so like if I could've rewound and differently I would have gone wins. Three nos four and so she's four now and So I would have gone what she's four and I know she can handle everything or you go when they're younger and the and US pay the extra fee and put him in the nursery. I wanted the girls to be together though. So that was part of it. Okay so so you want to think about those things and that's something that I can. You know. Go over with you and we can strategize and figure out. What are the ages of your kids? What groups would they be in but I just felt like their Oceania? Club was amazing. And let's talk about safety. They get these bands so you have to register these bands and then they get their picture taken and then they take pictures of the parents so then when you go to check them out and their pitcher comes up and so does your pitcher and whoever else that you've registered for them to be picked up by okay so if if they don't see your pitcher they're not leaving with you so I mean to me. I felt so safe by that. And they're all like in the back so it's kind of like they're upfront front. These people are kind of like managing people going in and out and then you have to stand in line to check to to come get your kid to check them out. So they're doing all of that and they're in the back so they're not even close to the front that they can even run out or whatever so that's also where if you'll save their way back into this whole oasis that you you can't even see it's so cool and so that right there. I kind of felt good. That like no one's going to be like escaping and running out the other thing too that I really liked is that they all have have to wash their hands before they go in. And so they have this new contraption that you just put your hands in and then you're washing your not even touching anything which I think is so brilliant it in regards to keeping the germs down so they go in with washing their hands and so I feel like it's amazing and so if you WanNa talk more about the safety and all that kind of stuff I would love loved you know. Just set up a time to chat with you about that. Okay so moving on to the next group which is the tween group. Okay and that's it's called the edge and it's for eleven to thirteen year olds and what's really cool about. This group is that you can give them checkout privileges so that they can come and just meet up with you like in your room or for dinner or wherever so you don't have to go like if you're in the middle of something like Oh we gotta go get them. I'm like the younger ones. You can just have them be able to do that. which is pretty cool? And then the next group is called vibe. and that's fourteen to seventeen year olds and so oh you know. It's just a great place for them to meet other teenagers and hang out and you know if they don't want to hang out with mom and dad all the time and they don't have to come to dinner if that's okay with you guys and it just gives them the freedom that they may want to have on a family vacation so it's like you guys do things together. But then they also go and go hang out with their friends or their siblings. If they're in the same grouping so I will say though if you have an eighteen year old they cannot go into the fourteen and seventeen year. Old Group So there's you know they just do that they. I just don't feel like an eighteen year old. Should be around fourteen year old and stuff like that. So if you're thinking okay I'm going to go on a cruise and my son just turned eighteen the week before. He's he's not gonNA be able to go into that group so you need to really be aware of that with all the groups that they can't go backwards into the younger group Okay so the next next thing I think I answered every question With all the kids club and stuff like that and I wanna just kinda like go through a little bit about about the state rooms so the state rooms I 'cause I talked about the size and stuff like that but one thing that Disney has that I don't think other cruise lines have. is they kind of have like to. You can't call and bathrooms because there's not a toilet but I'm GonNa Pinko pitcher. There's one room with the Bath Tub and shower and let me tell you. The fact that Disney has a bathtub is amazing humongous bathtub but most cruise lines only have showers. Just do to space so the fact that you have kids that you need you to give them baths is so amazing. This is what I mean about Disney. They really just put the kids perspective and family perspective. I so you have one room. That's a a bathtub shower with the sink. So you can get ready in there or somebody could have take be taking a bath or whatnot and shower and then you have a room with a toilet and a sink so someone could be going to the bathroom and other is going to be doing their makeup or blow drying their hair. It's so amazing. Like I can't even tell you how amazing this is. I thought that was the norm when I went on to a cruise remember. I told you that I went on a Disney cruise l.. Maybe I didn't tell you this. Maybe I'm making this up. The Disney cruise was my first crusade. Ever been on and I thought that was the standard and then I realized when I started going Royal Caribbeans that that wasn't the standard because I've been on a couple of Royal Caribbean both three three nine and then a seven-night and and you don't find bathtubs and they're so it's so amazing with families and you think about like little kids that need to be in the bass but then you can go brush your teeth and and do all that other stuff in the other room with a toilet in the single or if you have a teenager and they take forever and they have to put your makeup on they can be in one room then somebody else can be other. It's so perfect and it's so great for families so I just wanted to mention that also. They have dark curtains that they can pull so all of you guys that are worried about like is it going to be so bride or I have kids that need to sleep and they have to sleep with dark curtains or blackout drapes or naps. This is great it makes it so dark and that my kids took naps so well and they were so tired from just doing so much stuff that they were conked out and I mean it's like pitch black in there which is which is so great for some people that really need that. So I I I love that so that was one of the great things about the rooms. One other thing too that I wanted to talk about is the island. If you are interested in going in a Disney cruise line they you have something. They have a private island called castaway Cay. And it's their own private island so if you're traveling in the Caribbean you're we're going to stop there and it has amazing food that is included in your package because it's their private island so you don't have to pay for any food You also get soft drinks. So you don't find that on their cruise ships like You know coke and all that kind of stuff is separate while it's included in Disney sneakers. I which can be dangerous if you're trying to not drink a lot of coke or whatever But the only thing you have to pay for is alcohol of course so One amazing thing that I love about castle also key is you can snorkel and you can find hidden Mickey's in the water. And they just do such an amazing job of making the islands so much fun and there's an adult section only that you can go and you know layout and just kind of be by herself and be quiet If you just need to get away from everything and then there's also like bike rental so that you can ride around the island and just explore and you just feel safe because it's their private island so the staff and you guys Komo everybody on the ship are the only people on the island and what's also cool to is. They have created like these barriers so that the water can't like come in easy so it Kinda makes it like a lagoon so when you have small kids though it's not like ways or just like rushing up and knocking the over so there's so much sand for the kids to just plan I. Mike has played with sand and making sand castles and just playing in the shallow water for hours. I mean that's so much fun. And then they have this hugely jungle gym type thing For the bigger his like jump into the water. We didn't even get to experience that I mean. Sometimes I feel like you probably need two days on his private island because it's just so amazing there's so many great things just to do on this private island so that is one of the other things people say. Is it worth it and I would say being able to go on. His private island is one one of the reasons why it makes it so worth it and so I think we're getting close to the end. I'm just trying to think. What else would you guys might want to know that I can finish up on okay? So if you're not familiar with cruising there is different styles of dining. There's some ships have like free style dining But Disney what they have is set dining. So it's either first or second and the first half forty five PM and the second is at eight so well how why they do this because you no five forty five can feel early for some and then a can feel really late but what they do is they have two shows each night and so how it works the first dining so when they're eating the second dining group is watching a show and then it's flipped so for us we pick to the five forty five because we had younger kids and I'm just like they need not eat or they're going to melt down so what we did is we went to dinner at five forty five and then we would go to a really fun show that is totally kid-friendly. That is the other thing when you go going other cruise lines. The shows aren't always necessarily kid-friendly. So you can know going into these shows that you can watch it and not have to worry that something's going to be inner owner inappropriate and I just love that so That's one thing that you have to think about too like so if you have older kids I would definitely recommend the APM show I mean apm dining and then you would see the show first and then they also do other fun. Things like pirate night which is so great and they shoot off fireworks. I mean it is so much fun. There is so many fun things that I I mean I could just keep going on and on about this In this episode could end up being two hours long. So I'm just trying to work through this. And then with the with the restaurants there are three restaurants that are included and you get to rotate through all of them so you don't just get stuck in one of the restaurants and what is even better. Is that your waitstaff waitstaff that you start off with they rotate with you. So they are in so whatever restaurant you're in there in there with you so The first one is is the royal palace and this feels very royal like Cinderella. Then there's animators plate and this is so kid-friendly which I mean all of them are kid friendly of course but it's it's just so fun it's just like there's art pallets on the wall and then crushed from Nemo is like talking to you on the wall and it's just a lot of fun and then the other one is enchanted chanted garden and this would just feel so dreamy I don't know it's just like there's Ivy everywhere and you feel you feel like you're in a garden and what's really cool about having the same servers move with you as they learn what you like so for example if you drink coke okay they eventually will be like have that coke ready for you and say your wife or whatever. Your husband doesn't eat gluten gluten free bread you'll notice there'll be a basket of gluten free rolls along with the gluten roles and then my kids. They weren't really wanting to eat the salad. Buffet loved the cucumbers so after the first time they they realized that Migros always wanted cucumbers. So we would sit down and we would find that there'd be sliced cucumbers with ranch dressing and waiting for the girls. I mean it was just amazing. And that's what I mean. This is where it's like their customer service. It just shines. I mean it's just it's so amazing so and also to like talking about what the gluten free stuff like. If view have allergies of your kids have allergies. They are on top of this. I mean they will make you feel so comfortable like you won't feel like you're being high maintenance I and they will make sure that you are taking care of and so to the point that you can preorder your meals and pick them up the next day for breakfast or lunch which at the buffet. So that you're all set and not having to worry. Like oh where they're nuts touching our their eggs touching that like you're totally taking care of and you never feel feel like you're being high maintenance and just making things hard for people. They are totally all about helping people be so happy with with their vacation. I mean that's what you're going there. You're going on vacation to be able to relax especially as parents with kids with allergies. You don't WanNa be stressed so you will feel so good about your your experience okay. And then the other thing is that there are two options for adult only dining. So if you have grandparents that are coming with you or you want to put the kids in the club You can go to Palo or romy and this is an extra charge. I think it's around thirty dollars per person so the food is included in. What you're paying for is just the atmosphere and the experience and you have to pay for alcohol? So it's more like a quiet Darker setting that feels more like date night and you know there's wine impairing and all that kind of stuff so if you're looking for a little something more than what you've already have gotten. This is a great opportunity for you to have some quality time with your spouse vows or if you've gone with some friends and you guys just want to go and have a great dinner together. This is definitely an option so I also wanted to talk about seasickness. One thing that you can do I get seasick. I can I can get sea sickness and I didn't this time but I wore the see bands and sometimes people well Where patches but I always recommend you have like kids dramamine drama on and and then regular dramamine and then I did bit bring see bands for for the kids and todd just in case But they didn't need to use it. I feel like I wore just to be on the safe side. I've gotten sick on a trip before are and then But the majority of the time I have not gotten sick. And that's where the Verandah comes in handy. Let me tell you if you can get outside and look to the horizon. That is totally going to help you. And my thing is is. If you can't afford the Verandah at least get a window in your room. I don't get it inside having get an outside cabins so that you have a window so you can at least look outside. That is my biggest recommendation if you cannot afford a Veranda so there's just some other things too and then I'm I'm going to be done and then we can talk about this person if you want to find out more One of the other things that I loved about Disney cruise is they have these phones called wave phones and they only work on the ship but what they can do is you can if you had older kids you could give them one of the way phones and they contact you this way but if you have little kids and they're in the kids hits club this is how they're going to get a hold of you if your kids WanNa leave or if they wanna go eat or if they or if they just need something and so you're never like well. How are they going to get a hold of me? Like what am I gonNa Anna. Ju this is where that comes in handy in it so perfect so I just WanNa say you guys. If you're considering it I would highly recommend it and I will help you figure out. When is the best time to go? for your price point and we can figure something out. I don't think you will ever regret going on a Disney cruise line. So you guys. We are almost at the end ended the show and I wanted to let you know that I have a Freebie for you guys so what it is is packing less. It's ten packing must have for. Oh you're Disney cruise that you never even knew you needed so in order to get that go to mom inspired show dot com forward slash ninety four and Dan enter in your name and your email and the list will magically appear in your inbox. All right you guys. I hope you enjoyed this episode. If you

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Disney Vacation Podcast - Your vacation questions answered

"And joining me. Is that born in this guy. Hey good each know sharpy happy tonight eight. I don't know on something better than doing this. I can't imagine having dinner with Queen Anyway. It is that time once again. It is time for house chat listener questions. Though we're going to go through we've gotten a lot of great questions from the listeners. You listeners and we're not GONNA do all of them we're GONNA do some of them And and I know there were a couple that we were looking at doing. Full shows Based on the question so lauren. You'RE GONNA guide US through the ones we're going to do and and Stephen are going to do our best to help. Answer them already. Oh I'm reading questions questions you know which ones were doing for later shows and you know which ones we're actually going to answer first question is from Ashley. How are the crowds? The week after Thanksgiving I had once heard that the crowds weren't as bad this week. Louis curious if this is still true. Great Question I have touring plans up though I can tell you they actually bruisingly. Don't look I saw tell you what Tori plans. So torn plant says the week of Thanksgiving is not good but December first which is the Sunday through the fifth which is a Thursday so Sunday through Thursday is green which is is pretty low. I mean it's like one of their lowest levels right right now. December ninth to the twelfth has also low and then a lot of November because we've been experiencing like crowds already. Though a lot of November member looks pretty light except for that Thanksgiving Week. Looks like you know the normal crazy crowd. But I'm going to throw a flag on that one all right but it's been low whoring in clans is not booking dining. This is true. What do you think from from your thing from both sons? Eric Lee the last couple of years then week after Thanksgiving living has been horrible for crowd levels and being able to book dining and grab fast passes. It's been a very difficult. Call Week through the passing here. I would say it might be a little later because of Galaxy's edge opening December fifth but normally. It's it's been the last few years a higher crowd level than normal. So your sweet spot. So you're seeing is hard to get dining that you want already aspect passes. Let's good indicator because touring plans kinda uses stoorikhel data. Where Lauren and everybody here is is like looking looking actual in the trenches? Yeah you're in. They're trying to get fast. Pace is trying to get a good dining and that's a good indicator for what's available. Let's get enough. Okay Lisa anything else. nope okay all right so next question. It is from Marisa and Marisa asks any good romantic activities in Disney parks in the parks or in Disney spring. Sorry we're good activities evident at those places to take the people we want to convert to Disney fanatics. I liked that question is new spray on about converting. Hurting Tuesday's brings is like a hot spot for all that now. We're just. We did like wine bar. George Breakfast lunch dinner. Oh my gosh. That's amazing there. That's one of my FA- The brunches. My favorite was so good. That's like the perfect last time we did it. We're like we need to start every vacation with a wine board. George Z springs Brunch. Absolutely late. Everybody should arrive on Sunday and everybody should do brunch at Wine Bar George. It should totally be the way. That's okay you guys are doing it again. Start with the hidden. Gems is that we plan on utilizing exploiting. You're telling everyone about. Oh we're sorry but it's really good. It's really hard not to share that one right. We need to you. Take you there lease yes you do. I'm all for one. Yes yeah you have to give me a garden grill. A game. You Gordon Growl. Girls Not Romantic for bus. The worth this elise romantic the place not to take anybody's denial growl all right right. Well definitely don't take Steve. Disney springs is great Hit One of your If you don't go to the park you can hit any of the Deluxe Alex is the resorts and book a nice dining reservation and enjoy. I mean now they have all these amazing lounges that you can do before after dinner so you can make it a whole of experience. Yeah the new one Grand Kelly. I can't wait to try. It's it's not bad that I'm GonNa take my kids in that right. Oh you're the grand floridian now that the The beauty and beast themed Yup loan. Say It's going to have. Yeah so you got a bunch of really Nice restaurant. John Choices a grand floridian and then you have the beauty and beast lounge enchanted rose or something. Yeah so that lounge looks amazing and it looks like it has is outdoor seating out there on that patio. Yeah I need to see that cause me to assess. Can you see the fireworks from there. I wonder faces coz which is right next door you kind of faces that lounge would face more towards Polynesian but if you kind of look to the left you could probably see a little bit of you know what I mean. I need to know that you can do that. And then the Polynesians Nice is not as. I don't think it would be as romantic because I wouldn't call that. I wanted a nice adult activity to do. You could trader Sam and then over contemporary we. I Love California girl and there's a time to watch the fireworks. Yup that's magical you. Could they still do those pontoon. Two Pontoon boat fireworks ruses. Yeah Yeah you can do something like that or even do a SPA treatment or could do do If looking for something romantic you could do. A Horse and Buggy ride at some of the hotels Fort Wilderness says it riverside. Does it so you have to schedule that. But those are things you can do Do Horseback Riding at Fort Wilderness. As well although I think they're going to be redoing that Circle D ranch. I just saw something about that recently. So so lots of things to do. Just even walking around Disney Springs listening to music getting an ice cream Killings AMARAT's ticket desert. Dave Amazing deserts there. There's a lot you can do over there. SEAVER grab and go thinks their food trucks a lot of what you make of it. Yeah definitely there's so much you can do and Disney. It's it's Kinda crazy you'll have uh-huh depending on what you go. I forget the dates for the new circus. Soleil show so you have like nighttime activities like that where you can actually go show whenever that opens back up the void. That's fun. I do enjoy that. Well they do have a new So today they have a marvel -ISNEYLAND Always at Disneyland Disneyland. So that will have to becoming hopefully to world out there. Look at swing the void. Yeah but I mean there's all kinds of ridiculous stuff can get amazing food and really good drinks so so yeah. There's a few romantic kick things. Let us know what you end up doing. Just mouth at facebook page Or the group and posted in there. And if you have ideas though if you're if you're listening to go ahead and post in there as well what you've done for romantic getaways at Walt Disney world if you WanNa go extravagant you can always go Victoria and Albert's too yeah park for Manse for compared to some of the prices of other things at Disney. It's kind of a deal. Everything else. They must be catching up pricing. You can also do. What's the monorail crossing the line around out? That's that's something that's probably great for adults to do. I haven't done it yet. I know what the diner round is. s the alcohol. One you go you kind of started right at the contemporary crawl contemporary. Go around and then you go to each resort on the monorail and you get drinks and food and appetizers offers and the downside is if the monorails not running the first night when they were doing it it was down and it was like a bus crawl. Yeah so you're not it's not like you're out of luck really If they if the monorails are down but it's it's you're not in lock either now. They'll they'll get you to where you need to go. It's just not nearly as much fun sal so so okay. So that was Marissa's question we're going to move on to. I'm thinking it's pronounced. Trina and I apologize. If I'm messing it up the So shrina rates. She has two questions question number. One is we're having our parents come to watch our kids at our hotel for a day. While my hubby and I go out well the Wilderness Lodge give them a room card to us. We'll parking at the resort being show. So they will not give you a room key to us but you can just make sure the kids one of the kids magic dance works and you can use that to get in and out of the room Because the kids will have their magic end and for parking no they can park their. There's GonNa pay to park. It is what it is is in the gate. They'll just say they're going to see so. And so and then they'll let them in the security gate and then from there this Lawrenson now and I think we'll denison a NASA. Believe is thirty five for a day. I'M GONNA take. I think that's high all going to get back to you on here. Wait I can tell you right right now wilderness lodge. They just went up that long ago. twenty-five that will is what is south. Okay and then. TRINA has a second question so she is asking noteworthy slash special slash must see holiday decorations at Disneyworld. What do you guys think? Oh my gosh. Mostly the decorations At Walt Disney world. That's a whole `nother show that slow all balance of cool. I mean the key ones are your deluxe resorts of of course. I'm I used to work at the Grand Floridian my favourite and it's not that one and it's really well done I mean it's all size gingerbread house where they actually sell gingerbread goodies that you can buy in the lobby. It's amazing and before if you go before Christmas you can see them building it piece by piece. They have a beautiful Christmas tree. You they do caroling in the lobby. I mean it's a perfect way to start Christmases very well done that hotel at crush last year. It's really an has victorian theme so it all goes really well with all the red poinsettias and the Christmas decorations. And the and a turn of the century Christmas us he'll and wilderness lodge has that kind of Homey National Park Lodge field with a giant fireplace. Amazing Christmas tree all the wood working all the wood in there they Chris. I love that WanNa for for the holidays. I think that wants beautiful. Yeah and what you do so I and if you You know you can stay at one or you could have breakfast at Wilderness Lodge at whispering Canaan Cafe and then you get your reservation and then you and book dinner over the Grand Floridian And he gets to see all and then all the parks I mean we have a show. I think it it goes up if it's It might be a bright now or it'll be next a full Christmas show. That's already done so it'll so watch out for that. It's already should already be up and WANNA curious to see how it looks is The Coronado with that new lobby the new Darren Lewis how they decorate that for Christmas. I can't the we did more than I years ago. Did a tour of all behind the scenes where they have the Christmas warehouses at Walt. Disney world As forever wherever I go I know and in back then. They did all the Christmas decorations for all the cruise ships and for castaway Cay and for Golden Oaks and all and now since then and it was massive and they work year round since then. They've done what Disney springs has gigantic now amp. They've added go. The new hotels Coronado Springs. They've got a new hotel over Caribbean beaches coming up. They've got new. Areas is in the parks the decorate their decorating Pandora. I mean they're decorate. They have so much more. It's like unbelievable. The size of those warehouses now assist how galaxies looks too. I wonder I don't know. I bet they don't do anything this year or if they do anything at all. Aw No Christmas on to there has to be. There's Christmas everywhere. Whatever the hell whatever the celebration is there's a variety of it something? I don't know not necessarily just Christmas. There's other things like there's there should be some whatever. Their form of holiday celebrates so. This is a good point this is. This is a good marketing point for those. If anyone from Disney's listening that you just brought up you probably don't even know it but they need to have a a celebration. It doesn't have to be Christmas. I'm but it could be. Just whatever they celebrate on by two could be a star wars esque right to two week three week whatever they could make it whatever they want because they make up the thing and then they could have special things special activity special drinks special decorations special merchandise. It is and people would go for whatever by twos thing is to get all the special entertainment drinks. Whatever and it's however long they want it to be it's called whatever they want and it has whatever? I don't think it's a good idea. That's an awesome idea. Because they need some help from marketing could be perfect whatever we could make all our own holidays on bow to the fill the dead season season and and to bring up attendance. So there you go. Wow well another question. Well this year Glatt let three days this year. It's been light when we were when we've gone. This has been a while but It seems like the crowds are definitely lighter. They have gone up as crazy as people thought. I don't think with Star Wars. I don't make stars impacted the crowds. I think they're the same star wars late in the fall crowds. Because I I think the fall was a little bit later than normal this year. I agree I think people were kind of scared that there would be massive crowds but amazing decorations. Hollywood studios the Mickey's very very merry Christmas party. Where was show on that Just went up You can do that at Magic Kingdom So everything from pays the world At Epcot at Yes all the major parks even a sharpie on that show was talking about animal kingdom. They have Christmas decorations Ah Animal Kingdom and different things going on Anglican which they usually don't have so everybody's in the Christmas spirit this year And it's so awesome to go to Disney during in Christmas it. I can't wait to go and it starts November first so in just two little days. Yes remarkable record. Second check those November. Second I is a Halloween party. Still Okay versus the hallway. That's good to know so yeah November. Second it's magically Christmas and then you know then starts They start putting decorations up at the hotels and everything but it goes up quick. They are very parks. Get decorated I in the hotels Kinda fall. Everything is done by thanksgiving. Generally so nice light impressive it is and the the funny thing is honestly when you watch it like if you're there October thirtieth member I whatever. The last day of the Halloween Party is and can you go. If you went to magic kingdom back-back days the Halloween Party and then the next day it's amazing the transformation overnight in just nine hours. It's crazy yeah I was going to be insane getting all the Halloween stuff out of there and then all the Christmas put up and they they do little by little they do it they do they. They have two lights up already. The lights have been since September year. They got a lot to do while. Yeah because the castle looks amazing with the the ICE ICAL lights castle. Lights are my favorite ready. Yes let us know what you do for the holidays you can do any of the restuffed just walking around or you can do one of the parties at the magic kingdom or kind of anything between sal okay so our next two questions are for Lisa. Okay okay so. This is Bill and he's asking question number. One which resort at Disneyworld is most booked. Okay so I'm actually trying to pull the numbers now Can we skip that and come back to in just a couple minutes. Yeah so one of the next one which is his first. Question is upkeep and maintenance at magic kingdom still performed every night for example paint touch-ups plants building repair etc.. Okay so this is going to be a combination of what I know firsthand. But it's old old information and then what a little research show you And what's happening these days so once the parks are closed They do a back to front security. Sweep so they if you WanNa stay in the park longer than its open and shop and such. You're not going to be able to do that in the back of the park like in Tomorrowland or in Vanisi land. They're going to push you toward mainstream. Main Street will stay open later as they can contain The crowds on mainstream slowly. Push you out there. But they'd rather have you shop on Main Street We were. We're always told when people were trying to sneak in You know main streets opened go to the emporium and so yeah head that way but anyway they sweep everyone out and make sure the park is empty. And then there's an all clear and then eventually you're going to have different teams come out and I can't speak to whether it's every night or how frequently something happens but some of the activities that do take place. You're going to have your ride maintenance you're going to have engineers imagine here's excuse me checking the safety of the ride The the different rides and attractions. You're going to have other people checking things like restaurant tables and other people are going to be touching up paint and there might be a commercial being filmed in a land. They've got some lights turned on or they're doing it inside of our guest or they have to. They have vehicles. You know some of the main street vehicles Certain things actually still take fuel so they take this opportunity to refuel. Everyone A lot of the underwater maintenance as to happen There's not so much anymore. They do still have more out in Disneyland with the submarines. Then you don't have as much in Disneyworld but they're gonNA do their little little schoolbook outfits and get their gear on and they're gonNa go you some maintenance on underwater What else are they going to do? They're going to to see maintenance they're gonNA clean. They're going to do some deep cleaning that they normally wouldn't be able to do. They're going to be able to change the plants out they'll be able to tend to the plants Check the everything they they host things down they scrub the streets or the pavement. A lot of times There's a lot of sodas ice cream candy. Throw up whatever sure that they do. Clean those I call him streets for lack of a better term The pavement frequently. They they do clean. The rides They check not that the Yeti is indicative of this but they do check animatronic onyx and things like that to make sure that they're working and So they do lots of different things I remember when I was in fantasy. Land after after hours. They filmed The full House version or episode And they did that at night as is kind of NEAT. They did that by the Carousel We also at night. Well they don't do it anymore. Anymore is gonNA say some of the nighttime ticket activities but Red Nights Nights of joy. Those are are no more but that's kind of what happens at night. They collect strollers as people. Leave them all over. They collect up the wheelchairs general turnaround. But they do work a lot at night. Oh and you can't go straight from that question to the next one about The the resort. Because I was talking and I didn't get to calculate so you have to do. Yeah no question okay. Okay back to Perry or I'll jump out comeback to okay. So next question is from Michael and Michael Asks Will The fiftieth celebration at Disneyworld. Be Running the entire year of twenty twenty one or only starting at the actual anniversary can grabbed. Go ahead so my prediction is it will run a whole year. But it's just a gaster doing so so much. Yeah I can't imagine they're not gonNA run at a whole year I would. My prediction is eighteen months year and a half. But I don't know when it's when they well I guess yes they would start it on the fiftieth. Officially they ever start early not usually they do run longer so it could run like two full years almost now I could say eighteen months and then if it's too because they love the run as long as they can they got all the commercials done they got everything everything put together all the everything's done so the longer they can get keep going so much to prepare for the fiftieth so they will minimum a year but I would say eighteen. Months is the sweet spot. If it's really crazy and getting really good response they would push it to two years. I would bet and generally speaking the actual anniversary days the biggest letdown day of the mall. Don't even bother. We always do for the magical parade to come. It's come we've been to to at least two big magical days at the parks but I mean and their fiftieth ow but they just not the crowds. Dick euless too. I mean because there's so many jake I think I was there for the cake. I was there for the cake. The twenty-fifth was the year of the cake castle. Imagine they'll do that again. No come up with crazy ideas. At least they try but yeah some of them. Are we look back at them. You're like they had had to get behind that one and celebrate that one for over a year though because of the fact that they decorated the castle we had bags and everything special merchandise bags. Who was the blow up caked and wasn't a blow up cake? It was painted. What was painted? And then it didn't have blow up things on it or were they like Styrofoam. I don't even remember. I thought they were like it was solid room. They painted the castle within they put within. They put like aw lifesavers and look like a giant candy. Let me get some images. I know they had stuff on it. I thought it was just candles. Well well it was like a giant like kids made it out a candy castle if I remember. It's been almost twenty five years. It's been twenty three so Here's some images Thatt's so those are all has candy all over blow up. It's not a giant Moonwalk moonwalk. While I don't remember how things made I guess they were like sorry. They must have been painted it. They painted a add. These are like yes the overlay of candies like they do at Christmas. They have an overlay like a gingerbread house. Yeah Yeah Wow yeah they're probably just Yeah I really hope they don't do that again. No I think that was done was done once. Why go back only moving forward for the fiftieth? Yeah it'll be open. I can't wait to ride that. So many things. On the fiftieth. Yeah so and then guardians of the galaxy. Guess what Leeson I turned fifty in that year to whow. Wow Yep yep yep we're gossip fifty at the same time awesome. Okay so Lauren. I have some numbers for you guys. Let's go back to that. So bills other question was which resort at Disneyworld is the most booked. Okay so I can only speak or what we book Pixie vacations and Lauren. You're right and I was wrong up century by a mile not century Almost I am probably a huge contributor to that. But Porter Leans Riverside was was the second one but almost by half. The pop is number one by most booked deluxe. I'm GONNA say beach or poly polly holly is about thirty percent more than beach. Okay well so hop. Century has a large amount of rooms and it's also a for the most affordable and it's the best of the values I would say with the exception of art of animation. Okay and I do have to point out that this count is based on a check in date only. It doesn't doesn't mean that it has the most room night so if someone stayed one hundred days at quarter leans it's not gonNA matter the most Cherkaoui it's just a check in the Yes what was third this this year. it was actually last. Because I don't have this year it's calendar eighteen third. I would guess maybe French quarter. No Art of animation A very popular. It's value and a good value. Yeah the way. It was interesting to me yeah those Last place is going to be Qa Soka Springs Berretta Asia again. I might have a lot to do with that too. I think I book Saratoga once every three or four years yeah I I'm just a fan okay. So different. Each club beat yacht club the Rita One. Yup I liked the feeling of popular honestly. I like yacht club better. Personal tragedy does Redo the rooms yacht club. Well they redid the rooms at beach. Cub to non sleep. I like the staff better at yacht club and that's crazy 'cause it's similar staffing but I like the vibe in the feel L. and the way I'm treated better yacht club yacht and boardwalk or about the same but this is interesting Polynesian we said was the top deluxe that we booked ran. Floridian was only half as much though polly blue grand out of the water while so these ruinous nice feel the interesting thing to me about that is I tend to. I have a lot of people that book polly love polly. It's poly for me. It's poly and beach for deluxe. Those are the two you top ones ibook probably and I always start with. polly very rarely ceased discounts. So either think about it or you're just be prepared because I'm GonNa come to at some point and say a discount came out. I can save you a thousand dollars if I moved to Grand Floridian. That's what's going to happen and it. They always polly. It always happens. There's never hardly any rooms on poly and I always email them and say do you want to switch to grant and save one thousand dollars. And that's what they do. Brand Floridian in the end will always be cheaper than poly because it gets better discounts Contemporary is right there with GRANDPA Arabian so about half as many as polly so you combine Grand Floridian and contemporary. You have what what we book polly. It's interesting but people just love polly and honestly I think poly rooms need a reefer began. I would rather stay at grand and save it thousand dollars. That's me though who'd question what's next okay. So next one is kind of one we just touched on but I think we can just answer the specific question. Not Go to crazy crazy. So Ashley asks when do the Christmas decorations typically go up at the resorts. The Christmas tree trail at Disney Springs and the nighttime Christmas shows is at the parks so generally everything starts to go up right after the last Halloween party. So if the Halloween party is the thirty first or the I it's usually right around the second you'll start to see the parks get it and then little by little you'll start to see that. The decorations in the hotels tells dizzy springs. And and I think Disney springs is kind of like the parks. Where you'll see that sooner and by Thanksgiving everything everything is up and running? The Christmas shows usually start by what November eighth I think historically. They're usually usually about a week after thanksgiving. Yeah well a week after the last now so weak after the last part yes sorry party we asked purdy. Now how candlelight processional doesn't start until right around Thanksgiving so that takes a little bit longer. It's like right before Thanksgiving giving I think let's see when the first professional data's I could be wrong. You're wrong on so how many things tonight so could be. Let's say we're talking about earlier. Christmas is the best time. Remember to His Eminence. Dirty twenty-ninth right around Thanksgiving so so I hope that answers that question. Do you guys want to input anything else. I think we covered it with the the other one. Christmas is awesome time to go so if you can get over there for the holidays especially one of the guys. I was talking to earlier today. We're looking Senate like the weather up north. It's already like twenty nine up in Michigan a free. Oh it's time to go to Disney already. Yep It warm could not do that no way. So yes where do you go so our next question is from Katie. And Katie asks we leave for Disney one week from today and we'll be staying busy property for a week. We'll be returning in January and staying on property for five nights while we attend a family. Wedding in Orlando. We aren't planning to go to the parks since we'll be recent well we'll we'll have been recently and tickets are so expensive. What are some fun things to do? That don't involve going to a park. I've thought of a character meal Disney Springs. But what else and I feel like we refer back to that romantic one. Yeah a little bit a little bit dizzy springs. Like she was thinking has so so much to do. Now I still haven't. There's so many things I wanna do it Disney Springs. It's like its own mini. Yeah void if you're looking for tax activities you get the void you got the an NBA experience. Now if that's your thing I have not done it yet. And it's not really what I think is my thing even us. What's let's fill is so much fun? If you WANNA go bowling I'll yes. Let's fill is always good to have really good food in there and it's not like bowling. Who'd like when you when when I grow up? It's not like you know that orange yellow cheese and NACHOS at some I take offense to that. You'll cheese look and hotdogs and Oracle fries. No it's got like Sushi and amazing. Yeah they got like stone stone of Eric. I really like extends thousands. Yeah tracks it's really nicely done for responsible for food. Yeah and then everything just something adventurous. Like you could go over to Fort Wilderness. You've got the The horseback riding. You've got Archery over there there's paddleboats at some of the resorts like you could go over to resort and do something like that. You could have parasailing from the contemporary gosh balloon in Disney Springs. I still have an affordable. Yes that's actually really cheap. And they have groups for all the time what's awesome dining nighttime entertainment. Watch the fireworks from gavitt dinner reservation at Grand Floridian even. Do you know one thousand nine hundred park fair air character meal or do the Grand Floridian Cafe and then time so you can go outside and watch the fireworks afterwards from the hotel and then just kind of Orlando in general. There's so much going on in Orlando. Of course I can't think of anything off the top of my head now. Okay said that. But there's a I mean like it depends on what you like to do. Like international drive has so many like daytime or nighttime nighttime activities from like Mystery Fun House type things to those hearts escaped from wherever rooms are so much going on Universal Studios has a few. Will they of city walk. So it's similar to Disney Springs esque thing if you've done Disney world. You always have the water parks at. What will this time of year? They're still have one of them open. So that's something to it's not as expensive in a little different and it'll be quiet because it's colder ch- so okay okay. So any other suggestions so our last question is from Joe and Joe wrote so I just found your amazing podcast the other day coming back from a trip and have since listened to quite a few. Thank you Joe. Extremely loving the current Disney news the sense of humor and learning more about the parks. I recently have been accepted for my first Disney College program closer congrats. I wanted to ask if you all had any advice or possibly any information dump about the program it's at ww and my role will be at front desk. And I'm thinking this is Lisa in Steve Question. Well Front desk kind of puts it on Steve a little more so I can give a been. So here's a few little things so if you go through some of the past episodes then I don't have them in front of me. There's at least two or possibly three Where we've talked to college program like we did want on how to get on the college program And then we did one. Also that covers all the different places to live because when Leeson oh I did it. There was only one place to live which was vista way which is was across the highway across. I four from pleasure island. I wish no longer exists. But I'm I'm so old. Yeah so pleasure. Island was across the street and Vista was the only place to live now there's multitudes of different places to live and and So that show will tell you what what people think is the best place if you can get in there or not But I mean how how it used to work as you. Would you take classes asses so they have like seminars and the seminars usually I think they were like once a week and you would meet in a in the giant kind of conference room thing and someone would would come in like when I was there on an imaginary came in and they talked about what it's like to be in imagine ear and they were talking about tower of terror And how were they were going to build l. d. attraction and what the idea was and they showed us some of the design. You know the early design work and what the story was So and you could get a degree three so you had to attend every single session. You weren't allowed to be later. Miss any And you could get a mouse cursor mouse mouse something. Lisa's GonNa will correct me a mouse l.. Something or a doctorate. Donald Duck was a mousters mousters degree. I can't remember something. Degree was a masters and doctorate was a doctoral. Well yes I want a doctorate program depending on your school you'll get credit you'll get college credit for it or not. I got none. You're again I don't remember if I got credit or not you because it it pertained to your major okay so I didn't and you could live in which is probably summer to now. You could live different Rome Cadillac type so you could have two people in our own for people in a room Depends on you know and how much you wanted to pay or the accommodation so it was was less if you had more on making me wonder if we had the same experience I had international. I decided to have nationals with me so I had three international students myself. I had someone from Franson from the UK and someone from Mexico yes and they all correspond to the countries in Epcot. Ethically typically yes. I had a choice between international and not International. Yeah that's what I did. I didn't get to choose Internet addicts or anything in this just happened into being my. Yeah I had international as well and there were three rooms and Two people in each room. My roommate was from Norway and then there was right when I got there there was those Ana or Elsa it was Karen out so not to say orene actually actually. Yeah not the same When I got there there was a girl from Japan that was just leaving and then There was a girl from Great Britain. Are you K- Oh and then we had a French girl. I was cool though. Ah What we didn't have six people the whole time but of course I had a roommate the whole time so I didn't it my own room to room apartment and where people we there's a lot of different options now They have transportation. You Know Disney transportation comes to get you to and from work And then and they you know they also have a cast activities and things going on I did have a car. So that made it a little easier to get around which was nice It's an awesome experience. Because you meet a bunch of really fun people you have a good time. You don't really make any money but you're getting. The experience is great for are your resume. Yeah there were some some student or I guess asked members CPA's college program. That would they would would have to work another job so to make money Some would go to school fulltime Not full-time they would do classes. I'm sorry misspeaking They go to Valencia or a Loc- local college and continue their classes You know in another state which is Kinda cool like I'm from Illinois and so I take classes and Florida and have those transferred over while I'm doing my college program some colleges. I think require that to continue some of your classes and keep it active. Did Yours No I just did a semester. I did one semester there You know the work is it. Depends like the front desk is nice. Because you're not working like a food and beverage or merchandise type job which I don't know I I feel like the food and beverage and get maybe a little monotonous I would think but you're working the front desk and you'll learn you know what the computer system ms how to check people in check people out Different things about the resort. I'm sure it's all so different now. Yeah so it's it's well you now you've got A magic bands and bass passes and different things like that that you don't have the metal keys to hand out anymore no more real actual room keys You're just handing out the magic band's and setting those up but then you've also got a lot of people that are checked in now on I've checked on the Internet. So maybe there's is not as many coming in and out But it's a lot of fun and you get to meet all the different cast members that work there and you go on the tunnels at the Magic Kingdom. ooh Yeah you get to see Disney behind the scenes and if you're a is nego it's kind of cool too. I think it's more about geeking out. And Yeah and you get to meet the people in the college program and then you're about their jobs and And then when you're not working you can and you know you have a pass so you can get into the parks And go around with your friends from the college program experienced the parks on your days off or before work after work and just kind of enjoy it and then they have a lot of different activities for the cast members. So if you get to do fun stuff like and then the like at the grandfathered in remember we would have a right deaths meeting Bert A few of us that were in a special group where we would you a determined. I Dunno different things for the front desk. And there were maybe five or six of us in this meeting and they rented one of the pontoon boats and they put food on it and we had our meeting hang on a pontoon boat out there and seven seas lagoon while they drive around so they do nice stuff For the CAST members too. WHO So? It's Kinda fun stuff you never get to do. I really enjoyed it I it just about every minute of it you just you take it in what I didn't enjoy was when there wasn't things to do I at injured my wrists Both of them ended up carpal tunnel. And so I wasn't allowed to be unregister. Wasn't allowed to so I couldn't do anything so I got to be a greeter that is the worst the thing in the world For me anyway. I am not good at at doing nothing you have to rotate in merchandise. And so I would There was this. I've told the story I know but it was Merchandise Cart focused on the Olympics. There was also one that had cars like race cars. It was I guess it was NASCAR and merchandise with the different drivers in in the different cars and it wasn't a popular e ask at all and neither was the Olympic one. But someone had to go out there and you're just guarding the merchandise You'd get an occasional sale or you know someone would ask you for a map and he'd be like. Oh yes here. How's your day going and you know you? Just try and make them stay in. Talk to you but I'm not good at doing nothing. Yeah this is an Lisa Brazil. Good point so you you get to rotate while you're on the job to Not Not really front well front desk it versus like an important attractions. You would maybe do q To Start and then you might run the attraction action and then you might do loading and unloading so you Kinda every twenty minutes or whatever you might go from position to position to kind of break up the day Front desk you You're either working the front desk that day or you're working behind the scenes so some days. You're working the front desk. somedays used to be you know where you would answer the phone Some days you're doing some billing accounts receivable work in the back and you kinda learn the different positions as you've been there longer and go up so there's affirmative front of the House and back of House and then Belarus's valet somewhere thing. You might work the Daska by the front desk there. An answer. The phones for a half hour. Then you might be in the back in the luggage room helping Bellman find luggage. And then you might be at the Valet desk helping the valets you kind of rotate around. So it's nice. ACED GONNA change of scenery and you breaks up the day ours wasn't really rotational during the day as much it was And this week our today. You're here and tomorrow your martyr there. Yeah right so it depends on the different thing. You'll have a good time meet a lot of people take advantage of All the extra stuffy can and just finding mentors and finding people to hang out with and if you know people in the parks It to know them. And then maybe get to see some behind the scenes stuff in the parks And and just take advantage of it a so many cool things that you get to do. That was a longer answer than I expected. You will have fun. Let us know what happens. Host pitchers and photos of I know where you're at next time. We're we're in the combined. Say on Roy Moore might be it might have been the last one the former warring lauren anymore or is that the last one L. muted. That was the last one. We're GONNA wrap it up. Lisa can do that. So we're GONNA go ahead and wrap up the show I would like to thank dixie vacations for sponsoring the podcast. If you enjoy listening to the shows you can ask Siri to find some more for you or Alexa or whomever you google. So you have questions for us. 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Episode 156 - Reflect, Readjust and Rebook

The Cruise Dudes Podcast

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Episode 156 - Reflect, Readjust and Rebook

"Episode One fifty-six The cruise dudes podcast podcast with your host. Tommy Alson and Scott Andrews. We celebrate the communication lifestyle. Got Your Passport Cruised Card Ready. Welcome aboard to her show. Well hello everyone. Welcome to episode one fifty six of the cruise dudes podcast. Hello there's Scott Tommy. How you doing today? Oh sits it's a roller coaster from gay today. Let me tell you yes. Oh Yeah I'm Abu Work. You're still at work and said just acting. It's a lot different than two weeks ago. When we show wasn't it it was but you know what this is. The crew's do podcast. We are entertainment. We're going to share some stories but we are here to keep the cruisers going. Yes yes so. We have some crews news and we're GONNA share about that and because there's a lot of Krizner though there is there's so much cruise news we're going to reflect. We're going to read just and we're going to read book. Yeah absolutely we so we have lots of things to talk about. We have some. We have some messages for cruisers today. So hope you enjoy the show? It's a little bit different type of show but here we go everyone. Okay let us go. I am doing good. I'm I'm fine so yeah I'm fine. I've I'm you know a lot of the cruise ships right now. They're taking a pause and I think that's really great. We'll cover the more about that. But you know what I'm doing right now. What I'm re booking. Yeah well that's that's you don't get into your already head high of I am not. You're asking me what I'm doing. That's what I'm doing all right. 'cause I have like the next two weeks off. Well we're vacation yeah exactly. I came back from vacation being back from vacation for three weeks and now I'm back on sort of like A. I have a modified schedule talking more about that later but like I said earlier on the intro the show well you you actually wrote something. I think because you wrote it. Why don't you read it from both of us? So they know this is where we're coming exactly so I have a couple of things that went on a share. That's on my mind and just wanted to let you guys know that this is a different kind of show today because we are all experiencing is unprecedented and we're not alarmist nor we improved it to the current events surrounding all of us. Today we need to take a sound measure look at our daily routines the health of our families and our communities welfare that means when life throws at US unforeseen interruptions though personally we don't want to. We might have to do some things that are differently for a while for the benefit of everyone. It's important not to be selfish and remember the bigger picture that your neighbors health is just as important as your health. This is the time for responsible. Sensible and measure action. We've always wanted our show to be a place where you can come and listen and get away from your daily grind and hear about cruise ships Exotic Adventures Fun Excursions Tasty Foods and credible entertainment interviews with interesting people. And so much more. We want it to be funded refreshing always with school to keep on cruising and drew me about our favorite way to travel boarding a beautiful cruise ship for the ones we love and exploring the world together so today we want to share about these three things. I will or reflect upon the enormity of what is happening all around us and share the latest cruise line travel news that we've gathered secondly we want to share about how this is affected our lives and our families and how we've come to a season of readjustment as they say and finally we want to share about what you can do to support the cruise travel industry and all our all of our friends in the social media areas and things like that and so we're gonNA be talking about that so today we have some crews news of course today is Sunday March. Fifteenth the ides of March. Well you know what's funny is. It's not funny but On our show we always talk about cruising. We talk about cleanliness. We talk about all of that Have you ever heard the term roars for March it roars end? Like an island at highland roars like a lion and out like Lamm. Yes the. I'm hoping this is what it does for us because I mean we are in a time right now where we have to really take a look of where we are and there's something that I wanna read real quick. You might not agree a lot of the times with what the President says. But on Friday March Thirteenth. He actually tweeted something out. Even it like everybody knows. Princess is on the Thirty Day but he actually tweeted at my request. Effective midnight tonight. Carnival Royal Caribbean Norwegian and. Msc have all agreed to suspend outboard cruises for thirty days. That is great. I mean every but this is a time where everybody needs to get together. It's not a political thing and I'm liking that it's this is a time where we need to come together and figure it out. Yeah I have no problem with that. I A lot of us I think for my generation The closest to having this type of feeling experience would probably just after nine eleven happened and just how everything kind of went to a sudden. Slow stop you know. And we're under a national emergency by the way. A national emergency has been declared multiple times throughout our history. And I'm not here to give you a whole Discussion about that history. He'll whole BIOGRA- but go study if you liked when we and we and so but right now we are under a what what. The President calls a national emergency and the Stafford Act and so there are certain things that That will be put into motion and that allow funding to come forward and then for for different activities to happen and for the federal government to help states and help for an help Take care of this situation and take action on a such situation immediately and so we all have a job you know to do ourselves and that's to take care of ourselves and keep know or social distance from people stay stay six feet away from Scott your little too close anyway. Oh wait. We're we're not at that. I met six inches six feet security. Okay yeah I know but anyway so what we have here today. What we're experiencing now is like I said earlier is unprecedented and what we're experiencing Who would have thought if you told me a year ago? Hey all the cruise lines are GONNA stop cruising. There's GonNa be no air travel People are going to be stuck. There's GONNA be problems. There's GonNa be all this national attention and nine eleven in. Yeah exactly remember nine or you remember. Local E for us was the riots the riots. They everything down we were. Yeah we were under What whether they call it Locking key I mean. We needed Li Li. Yeah we had a curfew. We had to be in her heart in our homes by sundown. Yes we can go out by Sun Sunrise now. Did you hear what? Oh Yeah. We've been through. So did you hear what the UK was proposing today. What they were proposing. I hope it doesn't pass if you're seventy years of older they're thinking about keeping you inside for thirty days making a law to keep you inside for thirty days. That's going a little extreme. Well I mean some of these things may have. Maybe they know more things than we know. So I don't know but I I am not a medical professional. You're not a medical professional. We're not here to give medical advice. we're not here to give you financial advice. We're okay but we are here to cruising talk. Let's talk about. Let's talk about what the cruise lines about princess. Yes so I mean. Let me let me really go into princess. Princess was one of the first ships that was hit by Chris. Virus Cove in nineteen that. They're calling it right now and in a proactive response to an unpredictable or on prison. I mean this. This has just been evolving from day. One Preuss concur. Princess cruises announce that it will voluntary pause global operations of its eighteen ships for not more It was more than thirty days. Sixty days and this is impacting voyages. All over the world and what? I really March Tha March twelfth to May tenth. Yeah well this one killed your crews a and you're answering my wife's crews and we'll be talking about that in the in the next half. Well John Schwartz. I think really summed it up and we're actually going to attach that we have that right. We have the video the audio to attach. So we're GONNA play it at the end of the show so you can hear it but what I really thought is the way. Or she said What Princess Cruise Lines was doing If you take out princess cruise lines she really spoke for the cruise industry as a whole and I really if I mean she was so sincere about this. It is about the wellbeing of everyone. And I think that's how all cruise lines are feeling and now all of them are jumping on board and they're reacting to it. They're putting the pause and to see if we can stop it. Yep So Other cruise lines this is what's going on Disney cruise line port Canaveral Cruise Terminal Up Serving. Orlando on the world's second busiest port after port. Miami will temporarily lose one of its major cruise lines. After the corona virus pandemic prompted Disney cruise line to announce it will suspend all ceilings beginning Saturday except effectively Through the end of March eight cruises will be cancelled as a result and this will be also effecting All four cruise ships and this would extend until April twelfth right now and then a Disney cruise line said it will offer passengers affected by this decision. A future cruise credit or a full refund and the details will be provided directly to them. This is going to Disney This is gonNA be affecting also their private island castaway Cay and They are going to continue There to take care of their crew members in their staff and the people On shoreside employees during the suspended operations and keep paying them as well also With Disney parks all Disney parks after today. Today's March fifteenth. Were you there No I was not there Walt Disneyworld is shutting down All their Theme Parks of four theme parks. Their water parks After midnight tonight. Yeah but did you hear what Disney plus doing the releasing frozen into just for me? You know I actually emailed them and I said look we're the careers dudes. We need something to do so they actually just put it out for US frozen to okay. That's Great But all the theme parks around the World Disneyland Tokyo Tokyo Disneyland Shanghai. Hong Kong and Disneyland Paris and now the the. Us based theme parks are all closed. includes all the other parks to Knott's Berry Farm Oliver knotsberry Farm Magic Mountains Universal Universal are also close. I think one of the things I noticed with Disney's that there during this time is that they're going to continue to pay their cast members during this time which is really nice. Oh Kudos out to them for doing that. And that's pretty Pretty remarkable I would say now virgin virtual boy huge this is Richard Branson launched their cruise. Line April I. I believe that was the Abbot. Now he is saying August seventh. They're scheduling a sneak peek of course but They're all sailing. Scheduled through August have been cancelled that is bigger than princess and everything across the board. But if you really look at it though two The ship barely came out so he can actually do that. It's harder for these other ship companies to To cancel all of these cruises because all of these cruises have been booked. Sometimes years in advance Well you have to remember these. Been trying to get people to book since January last year so He does have bookings on this cruise all these books have to be rearranged in They they said that they're going to be Working with them to with sailors as they call the their guests to Arranged a revoking of their crews so Yeah they say Let's see who said this Richard Branson we know many of you are excited to sail on the scarlet lady and we can tell you after spending time on board. She is captured. All your hearts But at this time. Much of our attention is focused. Riley on the current global health crisis. for that for those reasons we would have to sail regardless of the For those who would have sailed regardless of the global headlines. We appreciate this and we'll be. This will be disappointing news. We are grateful for your belief in us and we hope that you will join us when the time is right so Yeah the. There's a lot of disappointment brand new cruise line. Everyone wants to be the first to be on the brand new cruise ships and a brand new cruise line and this has totally changed the Trajectory of this Cruise ship and it actually was supposed to be doing. Some previews in New York Earlier that week does March twenty six summer previews and they cancelled those and the ship is now docked in Miami. So that's what's going on with Virgin cruises. Let's talk about Hana America go ahead. Yes Holland America. Let me get to Holland America. Where is that one right after virgin? Well I have something called pages a digital version remember. I'm still in the In in the dinosaur age I'd like my newspaper like to kill trees. Oh man those emails are coming. Aren't they hall in? America temporarily suspend all cruise departures globally for the next thirty days due to the pandemic it has cancelled all cruises across. It's fourteen ship fleet scheduled to depart through April fourteenth and will make sure that all passengers currently on board ship cruise ships will get home safely. So they did this mid crew. So that's still good. Yup they're getting. They're still allowing them to have fun. Passengers on this weekend's cancelled departures They are going to get a hundred percent refund. Plus a hundred percent future crews credit hall in America has not announced refund or revoking options passengers on canceled cruises beyond this weekend. But can you see that? It's a hundred percent plus another cruise right right so when I was doing the notes when I was doing the notes. Check Anita's out I try to find out who. What kind of discounts I mean. What kind of discounts? If what future crews credit would be done and if they would be refunding bookings and how it would be done so we're trying to give out as much information as we know right now because a lot of this has happened very rapidly. The last forty eight hours and some of them have not come up with a whole re booking and refunds Announcement Dino who has an travelocity hall or the Hotel Book Dot Com? All of these companies that are booking people. They're telling people you have to go directly to them. I you know what I that kind of does irk me a little bit. Because if these are the companies that were booking they're kind of like your booking specialists they should be helping you out and even though you have to tell a story about A. I have a story about expedient there you go on my last cruise. I'll we'll examine shared on this bitchy. No but you're you're right. If they are stepping up should step I. They actually did. Step up on this but But I I was actually kinda shocked the way how it all started off. Yeah they're starting off. Because I have flights and so I was going to fly out. They told us. Oh No no no. You have to go directly to the airline all right. The airline is getting inundated with all of these people. You need to help out now. Help out with all of this. This is where we become neighbors. And this is where you get more people coming in to use your product if you go above and beyond so viking cruises and river cruises has announced that they're canceling cruises through April thirtieth and announced right when princess. It yet actually. And so. That's eight cruisers that I shouldn't say that but it's true right. It's true so they made the difficult decision to temporary suspend operations for River and ocean cruises beginning Thursday march twelfth through April Thirtieth Cunard. The British cruise line followed suit announcing Friday that it would pause new North American departures for one month April eleventh and of I. They don't have an a restart date yet that I could find but all their ships are not operational right. Now you want to talk about seaborn okay. Seaborn is suspending global operations of all five of its vessels for thirty days beginning March fourteenth all voyages currently underway will end March twenty second passengers on impacted. Sailings will receive. I like this one hundred and twenty five percent refund as a future credit cruise. Oh my Gosh I want that which can be applied to any voyage departing through December. Thirty First Two thousand twenty one. I do have to say this though. There has to be a cap and I'm glad seaborn did that because you just I no offense to everybody listening. I'm a cruiser to but you can't be giving something out and expect to use it ten years down the line right on the right. This is to get everybody back. Cruising we want to get that number over sixteen million again cruising a year and these companies are helping out doing it so Couple OF OTHER CRUISE LINES CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES AND THEIR SISTER BRANDS. Ida and Kosta and then Royal Caribbean in their sister brands celebrity cruises and as Mara and then Silver Sea cruises all these cruise lines and cruise Cruise lines are suspending worldwide operations. For thirty days. At this time I don't have any information to share about the Credits or the revoking That's I think right now. A lot of these companies are trying to figure it out and once they they'll be having and I just as Jan Schwartz came out and talked about Princess cruises and it Kinda like talks about cruising in general I think all the cruise ships will have something everybody there readjustment their future. Crews credits and stuff. Like that put together very soon. Norwegian cruise lines and their sister Brands Regent Seven Seas and Oceanic are suspending. All will world wide suspending all worldwide cruises for thirty days and voyages underway right now will conclude as soon as possible. The company says Customers who trips are affected and choose either either receive a hundred and twenty-five percent refund and the form of a future cruise credit or one hundred percent cash refund very nice. Msc GO AHEAD. Well MSE THEY ARE CEASING ALL. Us based cruise operations for forty five days so no MSE cruise ships will depart from the US port until may first how ever They will still continue operation in South America and South Africa. These operations They're still going to be. They're still going to be running them. Guests on effective sailings may choose between a full refund. No they're they're going to operate until the end of their ceiling so till they're into the saint. Okay that was scaring me outside go. Wow they're keeping ongoing but they are going to be giving a one hundred percent of the money or a cruise cruise fare plus an additional plus an additional credit to future cruises other choice any point through the end of twenty twenty one. Oh yeah yeah okay. Emma waterways are can't and that's a the river cruise line is cancelling Oliver River cruises in Europe and Asia through April. Twenty six twenty twenty and then this information came across. Let me say I want to read this one because I have something to say. All right candidate Canada. The Prime Minister of Canada has also said that until July first Alaska crew the. That's when the Alaskan cruise season will start so that means if you have booked a cruise on a ship even though they're still annoyed anybody's banning the injury port in North Korea Canada until July. First so if you're planning on going accrues even if the ships are operational you cannot go until July I did. I tell you already booked. I'm going on one of the first cruise ship. I'm going on. I don't guess Kaz Ruby. No better Royal come on no. It's the principle. Now come on come on. I don't know I liked to take chances. What would be going on? You would take the island. Princess Coral Princess Grand Grand Prince's. I'm going on the Grand Alaska cruise seven days in July. Why because that's something we've been talking about we've been talking about re booking how that's the order. That's the third point. You're getting out of you but I had to say it because Canada all right. Let's go to the next one all right. Well well he like. I said earlier This information that we have right now. We're in a state of flux. Really because there's a there's still more information that will be coming out from the cruise lines and we'll share it as we know it but about for future crews credits and what it would take to rebuke re book your cruise and just some of the things that are going on with the different cruise lines and but that's on our neck. I'll be our next show. I thought you just said right now. Yeah but now we're GONNA talk about. We want to share about how this is a this. All of this has affected us personally and our families. Okay and he'd come to a season of readjustment. Well my reloads so. Tell me about your readjustment. Don't let your job being earnest school district. Let me think about that. Oh my gosh so when I teach. I teach a lot of kids all day. Are you teach you teach Elementary Highschool alimentary from first to fifth grade through fifth grade. Okay I have sanitizer hand sanitizer with me always and my son. My colleagues colleagues have always said okay. You're kind of going overboard and I'm like now. They're believing me because I had them doing it. So it has. It changed or reflected anything. I'm now preparing for two weeks for kids to have their Their schoolwork handed to them. kids that are in Sixth Grade. Above or actually. We've been going transferring. Well they're all going to be online. We've been having wanting to do this. So kids can send reports and everything so that that's going online but a first grader is doing online class. No first through fifth grade are doing what paper? Homework packets packets. At that point. All right up are all on computer. Okay junior high school is yeah online classes in high school on glasses right. Okay all right all right so this is going to reflect for me. I live in California. You live in California. It wasn't really a. Are we going to hoard everything because in? California we already hoard because of earthquakes because of riots. We've all have done this so I always had my toilet paper. I've always had canned goods. I've always had this because my father always instilled in me. You want at least two weeks of water and everything else because if there's a major earthquake that's right you don't know what's going on and because we live in. California that can happen so we're prepared but I just want to reflect and let everybody know that we need to be kind. I went to the store because my dog needed food and there was elderly. They're trying to get things off shelves and nobody was helping them and this was at a local VAUGHN's in Santa Monica. I'm calling out everybody in Santa Monica because I I was there for about ten to twenty minutes. Helping them get their items. They're like what do I clean with? What do I need to do? Nobody was helping them. And that's where I think as humans. We need to help out. And if you think well. I'm not GONNA help because I'm going to get sick. I hate to tell you you're going into Vaughn's with about two hundred other people you've already got it. Well I don't I don't not your. It's it's your helping other people out like. I said I think it's important to the health of others in your health work together and I think important to and my daughter's going stir crazy already After two days I well. That's yeah she's like I can't stay with you dad for two weeks. Well that's her problem. Figure it out now for years I see that you you have like a little mask. I wear upstairs. Oh I've always had that mask. I had it since the fires here. Oh yeah remember the big fires in southern California fires earthquakes. Yeah Yeah somebody asked me. It's zero have. Oh sure no you'll have. We have they call those water. Spigots remember that we had the water funnels whatever they off the coast but what gets me though is like somebody. I was pulling something on my bag and you saw it. I guess it was in a bag. And it's a crushed mask. I've always carried a crush mask and gloves and hand sanitizer because we live in California. You don't know with earthquake. The fires we had there were so bad. He had to have the masks. People is pretty bad. They're like do you have goggles. Yeah how many pairs would you like? I mean I. I'm not one of those people who do this but it's just how you do it in California you have. The air can be pretty bad. I'm not going to tell everybody where I live because it's my stuff. I share it with family. Only you might be allowed Tom. Where have you been lately We'll have your hand sanitizer hand sanitizer. You've been coughing lately. No fine very fine. What's going on with me? Yes you you work in the industry that I'm in the things coming from China. Yeah he lies. Gone Product Irving's HAP- yeah so so I'm vice. President Sales and marketing for a printing manufacturing company and so my Particular Foyer and focus is on government contracts. So wait wait wait. Wait government contracts. Yes I did not so so you get information before it's out there. I could've wait wait. You could also. So here's his basic you can't share it yet I'm certified Level One Senator by level three into so I I can handle Sensitive and Top secret docking. Okay we'll be talking after this. Do I need to know what you need to call our sister-in-law? We don't tell we don't want to let you know where so so. Yeah so what I I have like. I said I have multi year contracts with the federal government. I work with the state or local city. Do lots of different things for them. we manufacture products and Some of the equipment that we needed a hardware. We need to produce. Some of our equipment does come from China. You've been to our office our senior warehouse and you've seen The containers that we bring in won't show up these rooms with the paper equipped lots of stuff and so our focus is We do a lot of signing in fact it was kind of interesting When we were on the coming out of The Fort Lauderdale Port off for facility. I saw some posters for the Zeke virus. Remember the Zika Virus Let. Let's any had I do. But maybe cruisers don't that was the other one of the other diseases we did not have anything for and that actually people were using. I remember four years ago. We had Zico right before the Olympics. Hold on conspiracy theory okay. Going on man. You're really. Oh my gosh guys all right so yeah when the virus came out I mean people were being. You're you're spraying yourself. Where the mosquito repellent remember that I will remember that is knee world when it would happen and they they had Places where you could go and stop and get sprayed for. Do you know frog has suntan lotion on now. I know anyway so one of the things that we were Contractor to do was to print Zeke posters and those posters were in the Fort Lauderdale Port everglades cruise terminal facility. I saw them. They're they're they`re. I got a picture of them with me. Do Estado saying hey. We printed this. We made this. We manufacture this. Yeah so but I have been Trentini. We have been producing Our Glocer signs are no. We've been where where's the next closure? No we're we've been California let me finish nine okay. Yeah we've been new in corona virus posters already. Yeah it's already showing up so yeah we're under contract because we work with the Federal Government during times of national emergency. They may need other things to be done in manufactured for them On a quick basis. And so we're required to facilitate. It's the best of our abilities. So yeah so we'll just leave it at that. Yeah we'll just leave it at that so we're going to be pretty busy ourselves. We were already busy. What we do but But it's GonNa get even more busy. I think because they WANNA put out a lot of material and things like that for health and safety and important. You electing things haven't you well of course We we start yesterday. No WE'VE HAD J. No we've had stuff for weeks and you have to realize when I heard about the corona virus in mid February. I was actually well. No it was more like January because I was I was coming back from No Yeah it was like. Let your guy no well. When I was back in Florida in the early part of January where I remember when I went to go. See My dad Story on that Christmas and the I know you'll tell it letter between Christmas and new years. Yeah and I heard about the corona virus for the first time back there and then I told my wife I said well we need to go and get wipes and things like that. We need to get some extra stuff. Like HAND. Sanitizer for the crews. Because I think we need so my wife bought a couple of boxes of the hand wipes and the wet wipes you know those packages those little portable package. Yeah Yeah and then Hand Sanitizer. So we've had that and also Toilet papers I've always had a lot of toilet papers again. We're in California. We you know you go to Costco you pick you always pick up to now. Yeah and then when you run out and then you go back to these people. Who are hoarding it. How did you hear about that guy that bought a palette of hand sanitizer and he tried to sell it for jacked up prices on Amazon? They found out who he was going after him. They cut his account but now he stuck with a Palette. He went around though he went around. This this guy. You're talking about in Tennessee. Yes yes okay. So he went around to the dollar stores and was clearing them out go read. That's a now the Tennessee attorney. General's looking into it. Oh they need to. They need to confiscate it just all of it. Bam taken away nice for them to take it and give it to a lot of needy people. That don't yes. Yeah Nice or say you know what we're going to give you fifty cents or twenty five cents on the dollar goal it even. Do you want to be charged? Or You want twenty-five cents on the dollar but I have a story for you sanitizer it. Well I have okay. Have you ever heard of the chemical called Lysol? Yes all right. Lysol is to spray on things to clean right. You're talking about you. Don't use it on your animal or your person in Florida. There's this group of people and I would say there's five or six of them they. What are you talking about my family? Our family I maybe. They decided to go to a barbecue joint and they all got in their cars. They went and they picked up. This was your dad and your step mom who are in their eighties. Everybody else's eighty five eighty five all and and up sixties enough. They get to a restaurant. They jump out of the car and instead of using hand sanitizer on their hands. Grab a bottle of Lysol who And they spray their out. Oh yes we know that my soul is okay on humans no because they sprayed it on all of their hands. Oh I guess better. Then they went to go eat no when they got back to the car after eating the sprayed their hands again so. I think they're cleaned inside and out now. Where do you think did they read? The can of Lysol kills ninety nine point nine of all germs. So that's what they did. They spray doing on their hand. No you're not sticky. When they don't do that you really need to hold your fork. You just put them on there and it just like who your dad would not drop any cops. He just has to grab a glass opened up his fingers. And it just sticks right to the entire time wonderful assented. He's Thomas Earth shaking his head like I have to get off this and call my dad and ask him if his answer turned red their swelling. Or this is. This is my nightmare. Yes yes and we're here. Don't worry your your sister called her when she was talking with him and said you did what yes. They spray their hands with Lysol and the one she was speaking to also too. Because hey if you're gonNA do it all might as well do it to all. Can you speak to one mean do I bet you? They sprayed their entire car inside and out. They probably sprayed the your your. I don't mind doing your car. Doing you know surfaces inside of trash cans. Wonder if the as your bathroom this is. What's made for this is not for human consumption? This is not for. I sure hope they end sending me the food back because it kind of and that's my story this is this is not good. That is my story but you know what on a good note there okay? They went home. Well okay. We'll leave it at that. So let's talk about cars. Let's okay so I wanNA talk about what? What are you doing it at home right now? How you relaxing are you net flicks in Chile. I am netflixing. I am binging. I am driving my kids crazy. I I'm doing the some things that we're not going to be talking about on the show but will be putting out for For cruisers because water social media. Seattle Wash your social media. We're GONNA throw some things out to keep you guys busy We're also talking about doing shows. Weekly right until the We're going to a couple of extra shows. You guys try to put them out a little bit more on than we do next because what we're thinking about is this is entertainment and this was the only show we really WanNa jump on with the virus and all of that our next shows. We're talking about the sky we're talking we're GonNa talk about where we went to yes We gotTA talk about beliefs. We're going to talk about Rotan so we got lots of things that I know rotanda monkeys that okay. Here we go. Let's talk about cruising I mentioned that. Okay so books for my first responders. It's finally time. Oh it's finally time. Okay Keep Dreaming About Cruise. It's time to re book those canceled cruises. Yes it's time to do this. I booked already to okay. So what is your book I booked Alaska cruise one of the first ones out on the grand princess. Were flying up to Vancouver. And what does your day seven days. have no idea notes in. July prices But we're flying to Vancouver Vancouver. No Anchorage Find Anchorage. And we're going to spend a day in anchorage than we jump on the ship. It's going to be a lawyer and so you know there's stuff to do in Whittier. We're actually going to go and hang out in whittier because there's a lot of so you know you have to take like a you're gonNA take take the crew this. Is this a bus? This is what we're doing because of all these things with the airlines now We're flying with princess so we let Princess says this year because then if something is cancelled they will find will take care of it. Yeah right through the move you onto the next player right so they asked us when you WANNA fly in. So we're flying in at four thirty in the morning and then the bus for the to go to Whittier. Leaves like at eleven and then we jump on the bus we go to whittier in. The ship doesn't leave for like another eight hours. So we're going to venture around there. All right yeah so yeah. You're going to enjoy that right. It's right it's a great drive and That's really a fun fun. Experience driving do it. Here it's a beautiful location and everything now now your crews your car and he said at a second crew. Yeah I'll I'll I'll say that later we haven't booked at one yet. Okay okay the other your crew okay. So let's talk about your Y. Okay so my wife Lena. She had a girls crews plan now. These three girls had never been on a cruise. I think this would have been a bad go on and they were. They got down to the Thirty Day mark on this cruise and then got cancelled. Of course. They're very devastated about it. But believe it or not they want to read. They re booked and they are set up further next cruise. Three hundred eighty seven days from now Which is Great? So they're excited about doing that. But they were able to Get some credits and things like that. I'll have to look at what they were going to get out of it so to be but that was good For myself and my son for I I I I you're talking about They get credits and everything else right. You're talking yeah they said. Yeah now when you if you kept your crews got like a two hundred dollars worth of extra of our credit. Okay what I booked mind for Alaska. I got all the gratuities paid. I got a full drink package I got all of the port fees. Paid Nice what I was like You gotTA hydrate great l. and data and data. I mean this is the time to book. Okay how about Yorkers all right so my crews With Jeremy I was GONNA do three day. Repositioning cruise on the coral says from L. A. to Vancouver. This was going to happen. Starting may tenth and that is actually the last day that they have extended out the the Indian of this Pause and so Our cruise was cancelled. And of course there We're going to figure out what we're going to do on that. So Jeremy I have to figure that one out but Yeah so that one's going to be done and then believe it or not a believer non. This is what happened I have actually a cruise booked for my son and his wife. Chris Becca for October and they got a room upgrade so they got a balcony deluxe room which is very nice. They had a balcony room before. Now the Balcony Deluxe fight that Little Sofa. You know so nice and then I have a cruise on that was on the Royal Princess and then Mike Cruz that I have in October thirty first through November on the Royal I got a upgrade from a balcony. Deluxe to a mini sweet. Oh you're going to have fun on that one I know. I know I'm very happy about that. So that's very cool and then Let's see what else did I get in the email? Oh let me tell you. princess has been emailing me. I've gotten phone calls from princess saying hey we want to help you to adjust your these dates that you have and everything like that. I've got two phone calls. And they've left messages and they've been very proactive. It's been amazing. How proactive Prince's band? And I I really enjoy. I really appreciate that and you know. I wanted to wait a couple. You know one of the things that Jenner and said John Schwartz said on her announcement her thing. Her her statement that she gave Is that hey give us some time to take care of these? You know these things and you know. Please be patient with us because we're GONNA have Heiko call volume and things like that and it's great that we're gained phone calls. You know 'cause obviously something's being done they're handling the trying to handle this as best as possible and as quickly as possible and keep people You know that Want to You know they they WANNA encourage people to book and you know what one of the things that she said. What can you do to support us and you know? I think it's really great that everyone's like doing putting up like Things on on social media like you know We'll be back. You know Hashtag. We'll be back with princess. Princess Proud had shake prince's proud. That's really cool to see But no at Jan said Boca cruise a a cruise cruise and there yet iztok. Oh my gosh. Yeah we're not giving you any financial advice but you know talk to your Stockbroker now yeah please yet. It's a really great price. Might want to look at that right now. Also Roy Kurban. Stock is in their thirties. Right now yeah yeah now. Is that a hundred and thirty now. It's down to thirty so Yeah so look at that I tell you story okay. So remember was telling you about. I like you said part of my job. Is I work with talking about what's coming out so I was at home Last last week and I was in you know in bed looking through the princess cruises Message Board passengers Yeah and so I see. This name looks familiar. Oh my gosh. That's somebody I know. And he works at when the Government offices up in northern California. And so I I actually had a bid in with him and so I had some business to do so I gave them a call the next day and said Hey Buddy. I said How's it going checked on my bid and everything like that? I said Oh by the way one more thing is that you that posted on the princess cruises passenger form last night and he says yes with me. I'm sure you you pushed US exactly so so listen to this story. I have a story to tell He was supposed to be on the march seventh Grand Princess cruise that was the the cruise that was going to take them to Hawaii. And everything like that. And that was right after the one that was affected by the Cova VIRUS CORONA VIRUS. And that the government had taken over and and You know had to just the schedule move him to was Oakland California. Everything like that so we were talking about that and he says I just want to tell you. I'm so glad that I was booked on the march seventh. One I go. Why and he says well I was supposed to be on that grand princess trip The week the ten day trip void the the previous void and the ones that have all the problems. And I so really and I said well. Why did you change? He says I had some friends that wanted to join me on the cruise and so they said Hey. We can't join you on this voyage. Will we enjoy you on the nets wage and so he had changed his voyage back in November and was able to make that change and so basically I mean he missed a a big a doozy. The big bullet. Yeah he missed it but I thought that was kind of interesting but it shows you. How much of small world cruising is Princess Princess cruises? I don't know if you know this. Fifty Years Fifty five years they serve over fifty thousand people every day on the cruise ships over. I think the eighteen nineteen cruise ships. So you know there's a lot of teen is coming. You're not right now. No no no we. Eighteen Number eighteen is the enchanted coming months yet not Chen the next couple of months. So yeah so lots of exciting things so another thing. I want to bring up Scott what is it okay? The groove cruise Oh group cruise. Listen it's been announced. Yes is is going to happen out here. Okay over fifteenth through the eighteenth that wear okay. It's going to be on the biggest ship. The biggest ship that they've ever done aid their event on the Panorama. It's going to be on the Norwegian bliss now. Wait can we get on that ship yet? Have you made the connection yet? I'm yeah I think we need to know what we need to do. You know when you we need a book it green you and I need a book it but we have to get permission slips from our wives but but see the only way to do. It is if we can say. Hey we're going on for Mister pisses only and can our wives let us do that. Why because we were asked to go. Wow what was that was? That was a earthquake. Yeah I think so. What on that. Note any group crews yes. October fifteenth through the Eighteenth. I believe it's going down Kabo. It's going to be on the Norwegian bliss the blast ship. I believe that they can hold up to about forty. Five hundred. Five thousand was supposed to be here. The joy is here still So there this is right after right after right after right. I wasn't yeah exactly and I can't wait to hear more about it. I think we're going to reach out to Jason and have him on tells a little bit about that upcoming cruise. I WANNA know how many platinum American Express cards to take to to hold all those rooms. Wait they're all on? Hold of Jason. Has You know he is? That's Jason Jason and Jason. He He. He's the one that is the one that is producing this whole event. And so I mean. This ship is going to be all group cruise. It's not going to be mixed in. I put us on the Chris. We'll do a daily thing cruisers. See we give a different scenario on. His Gruber's we're we're we're giving it to sixteen million cruisers not just groove cruisers. I'm talking regular cruisers. So we see you work. We're GONNA pitch them about about that. See what we can do. But you know what we learn but we want to support cruising. So we'RE GONNA WE'RE GONNA. We'll talk more about that. Offline off Air Affairs. Talk more I want to encourage it because Jason I want to. This guy started off And I want him to share it. But he started off The the group cruise with under five hundred people on his first event it was mixed in and now he books and he he charters entire ships now he and and this is the biggest. This is the biggest ship and the biggest event he's ever put on in his entire life. And so that's why I want to say we need to be staff time to put us on. You got to put on your group crews glasses and your hat. You gotta go work we need. We need support him. Well we'll see what we can do. We need we need. It will lead to support our industry. Yeah we we we need. I'm GonNa and I you know I'm I'm GONNA I'm GonNa pick out a special cruise. I'M GONNA talk to my wife two nine pick out a special crews that we've never done some something special so hopefully by by next week I'll have something to cruise no something else my wife and I. So we're GONNA look through all the different Brochures on that note. We're almost at that hour mark but I really WANNA put in Jan Schwartz's or Her announcement about I'm not that man. So can we do that real quick and we can just come right back. Sure all right. So here's John Schwartz announced announcement about Princess cruises fifty five years ago. Princess cruises sailed its first voyage. Since that time we've had the privilege of helping. Millions of people enjoy unique travel experiences. We've connected cultures and like the rest of the world. We have navigated the highs and lows the good times and bad that have impacted the countries we visit the thousands of people we employ and the businesses and communities we support in every corner of the world never in those fifty five years and certainly not in the twenty years. I have served in this company. Have we been tested in the ways? We have been tested over the past forty days. We have battled this virus on two continents always with the mission of doing the right thing taking care of our guests and team so they get home safely while being as transparent as possible with everyone throughout the entire process. We've been asked and we've asked ourselves why cove in nineteen seems to be impacting princess. So heavily we don't really know what we do know is that we are the world's cruise line and as such our guests team members and experiences on board are a true reflection of the whole world every day. Nearly fifty thousand people from over seventy nations entrust us with the most valuable time. They have their vacation time. Our team comes from over one hundred nations and we visit over three hundred eighty ports of call around the world. The World Health Organization has now officially classified cove in nineteen outbreak as global pandemic with the virus now present in one hundred and twenty one countries and regions. So perhaps the diverse mix of people onboard. Our ships is reflecting what is going on in communities around the world and being magnified by our core values to respect protect and connect the world by our rigorous reporting of every medical case on board to the communities. We visit throughout our entire response. Every member of our team has repeated one common refrain. It is the foundation of how we've conducted ourselves that the health safety and well being of our guests are teammates and the communities. We visit our our number one priority. We have given every ounce of our effort to doing. What's right and what's needed since this all began our teams of work day and night to support our efforts and each other. And we've found inspiration from leaders like Captain John Smith of Grand Princess and diamond princess captain. Genaro Armagh who rallied his crew as his gladiators tirelessly working to combat this virus while serving and protecting our entire onboard community but sometimes even gladiators need to rest in the interest of doing. What's right and upholding our core values? I regretfully am announcing a sixty day. Pause of our princess global ship operations this is perhaps the most difficult decision in our history because we understand the incredible impact it has on countless. People are guests are thirty. Five thousand teammates are over one hundred thousand travel advisers and business partners and all the destinations we visit all of whom we consider to be part of our global family. We will take our fleet of eighteen ships out of service and reset the environmental conditions on board incorporating all the great learnings from the world's public health experts like the World Health Organization the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Japanese Ministry of Health. We'll also give our team time to refocus our attention on providing the best service and experienced possible for our guests guests currently on board a cruise that will end in the next five days will continue to sail as expected through the end of their crews. So that we don't disrupt their onward travel arrangements current voyages that are underway and extend beyond March seventeenth will be ended at the most convenient location for our guests and we will do everything in our power to return each guest home with the greatest amount of care possible for anyone who has a booking and expected to sail with us before may eleventh. We apologize for disappointing. You we hope you will stick with us and give our team a chance to shine at a later date by allowing us to transfer the money you have paid for this cruise to a future cruise of your choice. We will offer more generous future. Crews credit for all guests whose bookings are on these newly cancelled voyages. This can be used on any voyage through may first twenty twenty two for our travel agent partners. Please no we will protect your commissions on bookings paid in full for the canceled cruises as well as on the future crews credits in respect of your critical role in our success for some choosing the future crews credit may not be financially possible so we will be posting an electronic form on Princess Dot Com. Where guests who are booked in the specific time period can request a cash refund or customer service agents and phone system simply cannot manage two hundred thousand guests calling all at the same time so we thank you in advance for your patience. We will activate employees from every corner of our organization to support this process. However it's going to take some time to work through this effort and we ask for your kind understanding and grace many people around the world have encouraged our guests and team with words of support as we waged this epic battle literally. Thousands of you have sent us notes asking how you could support princess and to all of you. I have a simple request while our ships take a brief pause for sixty days out of service. We ask you to book a Future. Princess cruise to your dream destination as a sign of encouragement for our team as a support to the people companies and communities. Who RELY ON US? As a vote of our collective faith that we will find solutions to address this virus together and as a symbol to the world that the things that connect us are stronger than those that. Divide us with your support. We will emerge from this time. Trial even stronger. We look forward to serving you while connecting the world for years to come thank you. That's why I wanted John Schwartz on that. I mean just giving that sharing with us. Oh my gosh yes it's it's heartfelt. You could hear it. You could really hear it from her words. Yeah so on that note everybody stay safe. Stay CLEAN. Keep on cruising. Hey I have an idea what you know everyone say. Wash Your Hands Twenty minute twenty seconds. You Sing Sing. The love boat then love yes everybody in while you're washing your hands. Sing the love boat. Do we have a little bit of club? We have any no. I don't have it and we don't have anything from. I do not mean nothing from Aki. Play this what what is it. What are you this is the cloud and you're listening to the cruise students exciting and Yama Baugh. We're expecting you all right. Guess I guess what. Guess what? Guess what guess what that was twenty seconds. They can play that while they are washing their hands. Exactly or a little intro there by Gavin Macleod. That was awesome. All right on that note. Oh No you know where to find us. The cruise dudes dot com for all the show notes and information about what we do and and are and about our podcast. So you know what time it is buddy. What time is it time to Costco and go shopping? No perhaps toilet paper and wipe those fears away. He's laugh grab some Lysol. Any I need this. I need to do a body spray though. I wonder if I can put tanning stuff in Agadez town myself at the same time you know as Scott this is GonNa be the cruise. Dude Stroh Dude because you're GONNA be Dell from from putting rice on your body while you know what I think we all need to do. What cruisers do re Book Re Book Book this cruises go with us to Alaska? I can't believe how many deals are out there. Right now John Bonham and support cruising support US support groove crews support Everyone crews and until next time everyone key on cruising.

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Coronavirus closures hit schools, museums, courts, Broadway, Disneyland, major sports, campaign rallies; Brazilian press secretary tests positive for coronavirus days after meeting Trump; Trump hasn't been tested; Trump was in close proximity to Brazilian

Erin Burnett OutFront

44:36 min | 5 months ago

Coronavirus closures hit schools, museums, courts, Broadway, Disneyland, major sports, campaign rallies; Brazilian press secretary tests positive for coronavirus days after meeting Trump; Trump hasn't been tested; Trump was in close proximity to Brazilian

"Out Front next breaking news. Shutting down in a matter of hours Disneyland. Shutdown March Madness canceled three states counting shutting down all schools. What is next and breaking new details about the contact between president trump and a Brazilian official? Who has now tested positive for Corona Virus? Plus the worst day for stocks in more than thirty years job losses and layoffs loom. Are we already in a recession? Let's go out front and out front tonight. The breaking news shutting down race against the clock to cancel events mid the corona virus pandemic closing events and places that symbolized life in America all happening in a matter of hours Disneyland announcing it will shut down just moments after the NC Double A. Canceled its biggest sporting event of the year March madness and the markets in free fall down more than two thousand three hundred points today. That is nearly ten percent in one single day. One market watcher says we're already in a recession. Another longtime market analysts calls the economic damage deep and profound Americans want answers now more than ever which makes the White House's decision not to hold what has been a daily briefing with the nation's top L. health experts. That much more disappointing and confounding. Nick Wad is out front and nick in the span of just twenty four hours life as Americans have known it has completely changed because of Corona virus absolutely. It is changing by the hour. Let me just give you a few of the latest updates. We've got an Ohio. No more gatherings of one hundred people or more. That's the same in Utah in Ohio. Also every single school closed for at least three weeks. The same just happened in San Francisco Maryland. All the schools closed for a couple of weeks. We should expect many many more school closures and Erin. All of these measures are designed to keep all of us as far away from each other as possible Disneyland in California now closing Saturday morning. Through the end of the month and expect more announcements. Like this shortly says the state's governor also there will now be no march madness this year the NBA the NHL Major league soccer as well as the global ATP tennis all now suspending their seasons Nice car and PGA tour Gulf go on but no fans in the stands a second Utah. Jazz player has now tested positive for the majority of the NBA. Now has now come into contact with someone who has had direct contact with those jazz players status no barrier to infection. Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson just called Corona virus while he was filming in Australia social distancing now key cleaning crews and action at Palm Beach Airport after a passenger landed from New York then told officials their test came back positive in new Rochelle New York. There's a containment zone and uniforms on the streets. I was shocked with the National Guard. But the containment area. I'm okay with over. A New York City Broadway shows will now close so we'll the met opera and Matt Museums of art. No more gatherings of more than five hundred people across the state. The Governor Coles the financial impact incalculable. Alerted this state is not going to be able to compensate businesses for lost revenue. It would bankrupt the state state cities corporations increasingly taking the situation into their own hands. We do have in this executive order the ability to commandeer existing private sector assets including hotels and motels the recommendation now across California. Cancel or postpone events of two hundred fifty people or more for the elderly or infirm. Don't attend the gathering of more than ten and prepare for starbucks to go only as they didn't China starbucks might now limit in store seating and remember the grand princess cruise ship caps off the coast of California last week after twenty one positive tests on board Vice President Pence said this on Friday all passengers and crew will be tested for the corona virus. But today we hear all of these individuals will be tested but not all of them have been tested and three days after she don't Oakland. Some passengers are still stuck on board. Meanwhile the Princess Cruise Line has halted global operations all eighteen ships for the next two months. Now some of the passengers coming off that grind prison so screw ship have been tested. We are told that some of them have tested positive for the virus. But they weren't tell us how many a state official tells me that they'll have some more information on that within a few days. Erin pretty amazing. They won't even give those numbers all right. Thank you very much nick and out front tonight. Dr Ivan Walks Former District of Columbia chief health officer. Dr Seema Yasmin. Cnn medical analyst and former Center for disease control detective and doctor. I am a dodger. Mda senior scholar at Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security. And I appreciate all of Your Time Thatcher adult you are on an advisory panel for the NC Double A. Just a week ago. Suggesting events like March madness not be cancelled what changed we really have seen an evolving epidemic? That's turned into a pandemic more community spread occurring more events being canceled in a real consensus among public health. Experts in infectious disease experts. That mass gatherings could contribute to the spread of this virus and we did not want to have mass gatherings by the actually making things worse burdening health departments burdening hospitals so that decision was made based on that and it was really unanimous so unanimous in doctor. Yasmin I mean I guess the big question people have and part of what's creating a lot of the fear and certainly on the economic side now we're seeing. Some of the panic is an uncertainty of how bad this is and how long these measures will last. How long do you think this will will last twenty four hours ago forty eight hours ago? No one could imagine any of these things and now all the sudden things have changed so how long Iran epidemics are very dynamic situations. Things change from week to week and even day today. It's really hard to predict how long this will last. And how long it'll be until we return to normality but that really emphasizes the need for Daily News conferences and we saw this done actually really wall during the Ebola crisis of two thousand fourteen to twenty sixteen. Cdc officials were talked Irish public every single day and even address mistakes. They had made the previous day own up to them and say what they had learned. I'm looking at the better responses happening. In other countries and South Korea is also having this really great idea of the so much uncertainty. Let's at least communicate clearly with the public that way even if we can't project out two weeks from now or a month from now at least people are hearing daily from officials that they can trust about weddings. Might be headed doctor walks. What do you make of that? I mean you know vice president pence instead we would hear from him you know every day and then today You know after the President gives his talk last night during which the markets plunged and then today We saw more cancellations and more economic crisis. And yet they. They didn't have their briefing at best. That seems confounding. Erin. It's it's a continual eroding of our most precious public health asset and that's credibility folks need to be able to believe us when we tell them something more importantly when we actually know what it is that we need folks to do if they don't trust us and they don't believe that we care about them. They're not going to do what we ask them. And that can make things worse there is. There's such a challenge right now with not only getting no information but with getting bad information it really is a problem and I I am at a loss for understanding how it continues to come out of the leadership so detrick Georgia. You know there's also the sense of just uncertainty everywhere in part because different states and cities are doing things in different ways. And that's the American way but it. Kinda at times like this create confusion and perhaps a lack of confidence You know now. We're seeing large gathering someplace. It's two hundred and fifty someplace. It's five hundred people. How do you know the right number? You don't know the right number. This is kind of something that there's no playbook for we're in a pandemic right now and we know that mass gatherings are something that are going to spread this disease. We want to practice social distancing as best as we can but there's going to be some variation on how each state determines what's at risk and really we know that any kind of interaction between people can spread the virus. And and there's really no line to draw. It's not hard and fast and it's going to be difficult and it's going to be different. It's going to be disruptive to many people's lives but we have to do things differently for going to bend this epidemic curve and trying to avoid the worst of this pandemic so so speaking about the curve itself So Doctor Yasmin tonight. Italy's recorded the highest number of krona viruses to today's there Fifteen thousand one hundred thirteen people. They are reporting infected as of today That's more than two thousand six hundred more than than the day before right. So you're seeing big jumps. Italy had the same number of cases that the United States has today on Sunday. Okay there now at fifteen thousand one thousand. That's just a few days. Our population is obviously five times greater than there. So if you use that math on the virus bed that would mean you're looking at seventy five thousand cases in the United States in just a few days is that on the table potentially is and that's why during a global health crisis like this. Erin you look to other countries to see what they're doing why they're doing wrong and exactly where we might be headed. And we're hearing quite frankly horror stories from our medical colleagues in Italy. That even talking about doing what we call battlefield triage and battlefield medicine. Where you're basically putting your hands up and saying look haven't gotten enough beds haven't gotten off respirators for everyone. Let's focus those efforts on the young and the more likely to recover and they're saying that we're not paying enough attention to what's happening over there in terms of just how quickly medical services in healthcare workers can become overwhelmed so even though we don't know exactly where the numbers are going we need to be looking at how potentially bad this could be and then that speaks to preparedness and right now because we're not having that clear communication. We're ready guessing as to how prepared we are and how prepared healthcare workers should expect to feel in the coming week. All right all of you. Please stay with me Next you cannot get corona virus test if you want one despite what trump says. How do we know? Well we asked I did not fit one of two. Cdc guidelines plus breaking news sources say trump is privately worried about corona virus exposure. Could the man in this picture? The one wearing the hat has something to do with it. And the Fed steps in to calm the financial markets and stocks still collapse. There's no other word for it tonight. What comes next. It's interesting cooper. Did you know you can take my show on the go? Subscribe to the Anderson Cooper Three Sixty podcast yet the latest episode of your feet now. Everyone Poppy Harlow here this week on. Cnn's boss fouls podcast we sit down with WNBA. Commissioner Cathy Engelbert. She is the first woman to hold that title commissioner of the WNBA moved. It empowers women in professional sports. She opens up about her personal relationship with Kobe Bryant and what he and his thirteen year old daughter John Meant for the future of women's basketball. We also get into the tough negotiations. Round the new collective bargaining agreement that has left players with higher salaries and paid family leave. She says players in the League are activists and take a stand on social issues. And then wait until you hear the story about her father and why he turned down an opportunity to play in the NBA. Help you can check it out. Subscribe to boss spouse today new tonight no test. We learned today that the man that you see in this picture with the president trump days ago at mar a lago. The man with the hat has tested positive for corona virus. He is the press secretary for Brazil's president and as far as we know trump has not taken a corona virus test. But at least he can get one when he decides he wants one unlike most Americans because the fact is despite what trump said today what he said was. He's done a great job on testing for Americans. The truth is that Corona virus testing America has been a failure and that is not my word. That is the word used by one of the people leading the administration's response to the virus. Dr Anthony Fauci. It is a failing. Let's admit it the idea of anybody getting it easily. The way people in other country doing it. We're not set up for that. Do I think we should be yes? But we're not a blunt assessment one of those countries. Getting it right is South Korea in South Korea. More than two hundred thirty thousand people have been tested. You literally could roll down your car window and get a test done at one of many drivers that means more people know when they're sick so they can self quarantine they cannot infect others. That means the number of new daily infections in. South Korea has actually started to get smaller. It's declining and people who aren't sick. They can keep economic activity going. That knowledge breeds confidence. Why the United States cannot do with South Korea has done is incomprehensible and it is going to be a blow to the whole world and with stocks plunging and the economy in freefall as one former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Blinder says and I quote him. The best though imperfect remedy is a massive expansion of testing. If most Americans who wanted to test could get one. And if people who tested positive stayed home and sought medical attention. Fear of going out. Wouldn't disappear but it would dissipate test. Kits are ridiculously cheap compared with the GDP and job losses they may forestall and even president trump doesn't understand that testing could slow the spread of disease and save the economy. He should set an example but taking a test is a good and responsible and smart thing to do but when asked about whether he has been tested after dining with this man taking that picture right next to him and standing feet away from him at another party here is what he said. We had dinner together and Florida in at mar-a-lago with the entire delegation. And we'll find out what happens. I guess they'd be tested right. Downton sure let's put it this way. I'm not concert. In addition to personal testing failure. There is a much larger testing failure here as well and drew. Griffin is out front from every part of the country. Cnn is being told that despite what's coming out of the White House and out of the vice president's mouth this morning on CNN. What you're about to hear is just not true. There was some concern that that The guidance that doctors had had at the time was. If you were only mildly symptomatic it did not indicate the detest was appropriate. We change that. And that's when the president said that anyone who wanted to test could have one on a doctor's orders. There's no no barrier that now. Not everyone who wants and even needs a cove. Nineteen test is getting one. Even with a doctor's orders in Katy Texas Schoolteacher Courtney. Cherry has been home with the flu like symptoms since Monday. Her doctor told her she doesn't have the flu. She says her doctor doesn't know what she has but she can't get a corona virus test. She said that I did not fit one of the to CDC guidelines which to her was one. I've traveled somewhere where there's infection internationally as what they initially had asked me. When I went to the doctor and two I had not come in contact with someone who is positive for corona virus. But that's only as far as you know. Exact Klay while testing is increasing in some areas. Healthcare workers tells CNN. They are furious. They're not able to test their patients for corona virus because of a lack of tests and the restrictive CDC guidelines that's led to rationing which infectious disease experts. Say will only hurt our ability to fight this disease because without tests. We have no idea where it's spreading. We must start now testing people who are not just severe and hospitalized but also have more mild symptoms so that we know the scale of the problem unless we know the scale of the problem. We really can't prepare or mitigates the outbreak in Massachusetts. One doctor told CNN. We are being crippled by our public health department and the CDC on our ability to combat this pandemic adding it's going to cost American lives an ER nurse from California. Says we should be swabbing. Everyone who walks in the door. Who has flu like symptoms? This is absurd. Lack of testing is so bad. Some firefighters in suburban Seattle fear. They've been exposed yet. Can't be tested unless showing symptoms by the number of friends that have told me they've been in quarantine and have not been able to be tested health department say they are following CDC guidelines which call for testing if someone with symptoms has been to a foreign country affected by Kovic nineteen or as had close contact with someone diagnosed with the corona virus. Dawn clements in Largo. Florida has been sick since Friday. Her daughter went through it two weeks ago. She has all the symptoms. No flu and can't get tested. Thank it meet criteria because I did not travel out of the United States to one of the countries. In the meantime I'm immunosuppressed with some health conditions and I live at an AFL APP. And I don't know what virus I avenue running a fever chest congestion and nobody can test us here. In Florida Health Department official confirms tests are being prioritised would not say if that's because of shortage only that Florida is trying to focus on those most likely to have cove in nineteen and Aaron as you pointed out other countries doing a much more better testing a job than we are on the. Us As you said South Korea's already tested more than two hundred thirty thousand people in the UK. Twenty six thousand people as of yesterday. Only eleven thousand people in the United States have been tested. The unanswered question is why there it just. There does seem to be no no answer to that that that makes sense. Thank you very much true. And everyone's back with me. I mean doctor walks. What is the why I mean why why I mean Dr Fouled? She is very direct. This is this is a failure and it and it is a big failure. Why did this happen? I think that that question has to go to the people in charge Dr Foul. She doesn't know I don't know I think it's important for us to understand the consequences though when we say to people. Well if you're young and you're healthy you may have little or no symptoms but you can transmit the virus if you're sick with the virus to someone who is in that high risk group but then we won't test the young and healthy folks because they're not sick enough. It absolutely makes no sense. You don't need to be a medical professional to understand that that doesn't make any sense if that's what we're doing. It's it's an embarrassment. There's no other word for. It's an embarrassment and we should do better so we're looking to the local public health folks. We have governors. We have mayors. We have people who see the health. People aren't the policymakers policymakers who are local and are working closely with the health. People are making good decisions. They're using that space that that distance by closing schools. And what have you to give us time to give the health folks time to get more information to be able to now intervene in ways that make sense but it's it's it's an embarrassment to answer your question it's Thatcher Dodgy Muniz embarrassment and you know the United States There aren't even. There's all kinds of issues as I understand it. There's an issue of how many tests there are. There's an issue of their ability to extract the information from the test. There's there's there's a shortage of the regent needed to do to interpret the tests right. There's problems across the board When Vice President Pence was asked why the United States decided to not use the corona virus test developed by the? Who which was an option. He said well. That's just not the way the United States does it. We always just do our own. Here's how he put it actually not the way we do it in the United States. Frankly we're the we're the world leader in infectious diseases are CDC and then our FDA produce an approved tests through our incredible healthcare system in this country and so that's more of a reference of that decision according to a doctor she said. What's your response to that data? We just we just do it our own way and if it so what you know that. That's the absolute wrong way to approach. This pandemic preparedness one of the key pillars to it is actually having robust diagnostic capacity and we really failed and when you look back in history at this pandemic and years to come this is going to be the story of failures of Diagnostics. We should be doing with South Korea's doing that's the model for the world. We need to know who has these. Who has this infection? So we can isolate them. That's the only way we're going to avoid what's happening in. Italy is to really be great at diagnosis diagnosing. This and being able to give people information to protect themselves and protect their loved ones. It's really something that I was surprised happen and didn't expect to happen. I thought that we would be much better off at this. And I think it really shows that we do have gaps in our pandemic preparedness even gaps that. We didn't even know we had so doctor. Yasmin you know in terms of what the president is doing the ramping up testing You know that that there's all sorts of issues there. What he is doing is banning travel to and from most of your foremost people right. American citizens can can come and go and you can come and go from the UK obviously We all can understand how that would be incredibly leaky at best. Even if it were a good idea What is your reflection on that I mean? Is this something that is is the right thing to do from an infectious disease perspective? At this point it's not Erin it's misguided policy and we can look back in history during baller. Travel bounced at work. The World Health Organization told us so but even right now look at Italy. We're seeing how much of a crisis they're dealing with and they did have a travel ban for anyone traveling from China. Look how that worked out. It didn't but in the case of this particular policy. It's so leaky. There are so many loopholes to it. It doesn't ban everyone coming from Europe only bounce foreign nationals that means American citizens and green card holders could go become infected income back. That doesn't make sense but it also excludes the UK which just saw quite significant jump in cases and even the UK's own health minister is infected. So it's a really bizarre policy. It's not backed by science and it doesn't make sense to be throwing these kinds of approaches to wolf. This pandemic virus of course doesn't care where you're from or what. Your nationality is Dr John. Quickly before we go is an infectious disease specialist The Brazilian press secretary with whom the President Interacted Took pictures had dinner with side by side with him as far as we know. President trump has not yet been tested. Should he be the Brazilian press counselor? He's always have krona virus. He's a high risk contact and he really needs to monitor himself for symptoms and there is some indication that we can test some of these mild cases or ones that are very very minimal symptoms. And and you might get a positive because it could be carriers that an e symptomatic carrier. So I do think it's important. He'd be monitored and be tested at the slightest sign of any symptom. An a a a at best to show people. There is no stigma in any way Since this is something so many people are GonNa get is best that people understand that. Thank you also very much tonight at ten. 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Yeah and of course after we learned that he had tested positive for virus. Say the first thing we did was returned to the White House about this. Try to gauge their level of concern. Because this is the first time we know the president has come in direct contact with someone who is testing positive for this. And they've been trying to downplayed Erin saying that they weren't that close that they did not have that much interaction but we spoke with several people who were at Mar-a-lago over the weekend. They said that the president hosted this dinner for the Brazilian president. Of course this top aide was there. They also took a photo together when he was standing right next to the president and then there was a birthday party later on that evening for Kimberly Guilfoil. Who'S A campaign advisor? Donald trump junior's girlfriend where the spoke and this press aide was just a few feet away from the president taking a video during that moment so he was enclosed physical proximity with the president throughout the night. And of course we know that even before they loosened broadened the CDC standards for getting tested for quarter virus. One of the criteria was that you had to be in contact with someone who had had corona virus. Of course we asked Dr Phil. She just a few moments ago. Who is a member of the president's Krona Virus Task Force? Doesn't that mean that the president should also get tested? He said at WANNA come at one way or another air news to leave it up to the White House doctor to make that decision because the White House said earlier that they did not feel like the vice president who was also at mar a lago over the weekend but did not attend the dinner or the president needed to get tested but of course there are going to be questions coming forward because this is the closest we've seen it come to the president so far as we are seeing this really take a foothold throughout the nation all right. Thank you very much Kaitlyn. I want to go out front now to Elizabeth Schneider. She's a thirty seven year old from Seattle works in a biotechnology firm And Elizabeth. I know you're recovering from corona virus. Thank you so much for for coming on with me. Look there are just a lot of people watching who who want to hear every word you have to say to understand what what this was like what you've been through. I know you believe you caught the virus at a small party And you say a lot of the people who went to that party. Were sick within three days. So tell us what happened. What your symptoms were and what made you think you might have krona virus yet? Thanks Aaron. It's a pleasure to be here. I'm excited to share my story with everyone. So yes that's correct. I do believe that I contacted the current virus coated nineteen from a House party. That House party was on a Saturday. That was federated. When his second three days later I was at work. I started feeling that general feeling that. We're all familiar with where I was unwell. Feeling tires body aches Getting a headache feeling a little bit fever ash and so I decided to go home early and work from home. I didn't think too much of it. I thought maybe I was just a little tired. I had been out alive the previous weekend. I went and took a nap when I woke up. I had one hundred one degree fever and by the time I went to bed. It had soared to one hundred three degrees at that point. I just thought that I had caught a nasty flu. I didn't think about the colonel virus. All one of the reasons. Why is that? I did not have a cough. I didn't have any respiratory symptoms. I didn't have any chest tightness or shortness of breath. And that's a lot of the hallmark symptoms that we're seeing. That are being circulated right now with this virus so the next day I woke up my fever down to one over the next several days. I just took care of myself. I stayed home arrested. They took over the counter medications and really start to wonder that it was colonel virus. In -Til I connected with a group of my friends who attended that same party and it turns out that about a dozen or so of us all got sick at the exact same day roughly around the same time in the evening with very similar symptoms. Wow so interesting leave it go ahead go ahead so so. I mean I think it's kind of incredible as you describe that but when you say one thing that's really stood out with his. You were talking about taking care of yourself at home and you know we've been talking a lot about how most people can't get tests and I want you to talk about that because I know you only actually got a test because there was basically an experimental study going on in Seattle that you found out about so how did you. How did you had to get into special? Studied even find out you had it. Yes that is correct and once I was connected with those other trends I found out that they had all not not all of them but some of them had gone to their doctors. Their doctors thought that they had just contracted the flu and they were tested for flu. Intestine negatives they were not tested for the current virus. Their doctor's office at this point we were all getting a little frustrated that they weren't allowed to be tested for virus with the doctor was even suggesting that they're tested nuts. When one of my friends that was part of this group brought our attention to the Seattle slew. Study and this is a research. Study here in Seattle in. You can just volunteer in sign up online. They send you a nasal swab test. Kit New do a nasal swab and mail it off to them and then they let you know if you have the flu in. What street is now just recently a few weeks ago? They started testing for current. Oh viruses while and tonight I how ultimately found out correct quickly before we go. You're very measured and calm. I know you have a PhD in bioengineering But I know you talked about how your mother cried. When she found out you had this you were were perhaps more curious than than upset. But but you know for people out there who are afraid of this. What do you say to them? Now that you've been through it now that's a great question so first of all yes. My Mother did cry. She didn't quite believe me that I was feeling better. You know mothers are going to be a mother. Even if you're thirty seven year old woman but I think the big takeaway I want to tell everyone is. Please don't panic. You know this is an You know Infectious agent that is relatively new to the infected in humans. However if you are healthy if you are younger if you take good care of yourself when you're sick you know you will recover. I believe and I'm living proof of that and I also wanted to say that you know the symptoms vary. I didn't have a cough. I didn't have any respiratory symptoms all right Elizabeth. We appreciate your time and thank you so very much. It's my pleasure take care thanks again with. The market's nosedive again today. Down more than two thousand points and chaos and confusion after the president announces a travel ban on your this is Dr Sanjay. Gupta join me for. 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A shipping company That that transports cargo the West Coast in Los Angeles Port one hundred forty five drivers laid up this is adding up and it is across the country and it is in all sectors out front now. Jim Bianco President of Bianco Research Mark Zandi chief economist at Moody's Analytics Jim. You say we are already in a recession This wasn't this wasn't the case a week ago. I mean the speed with which this has happened is is stunning and hard for anyone to comprehend. How bad could it get? It could get bad in the short term. I mean you're right a week ago. I didn't think so but now I think so largely because of all of the widespread closures this will pass but then we have to worry about what kind of long-term or even psychological damage something like. This will do to see what kind of recover we have. So it's going to get worse before it gets better speaking economically as more businesses shut down. The cruise industry's closed for sixty days. A spooky everybody's lost their jobs there. And then we'll have to see if we can rebound where we were pre virus or if there's GonNa be some lasting impact mark the Fed comes in and says it's GonNa pump one point five trillion dollars into the banking system. It sounds like a lot of money. The Fed already cut rates But yet the market just falls by the most in thirty years There's not confidence in any of this at this point. No no I mean the feds really going to be sidelined here pretty soon. They're very close to zero. And they'll be there in the next few weeks and They're all about trying to provide liquidity to market so that they don't freeze up so that's about all they can do at this point. So the onus now turns to the President President Trump in Congress and we need to see a very large very timely. Well thought out fiscal stimulus package Niagara with Jim. I don't think we're going to avoid recession but that stimulus package is key to ensuring that this recession that we're going to experience his relatively short lives and not to painful but obviously what happened led the president's speech last night did not give investors any confidence that he's going to get it together fast enough to really help this economy. I mean Jimmy. No last night. During that speech leave you looked at Dow futures right at the as he began? They were going up after that terrible. Plunge they were going up. And then when he spoke they tanked he didn't announce any kind of an economic relief. In fact he announced another travel ban. I mean you can. You can see it here right. They were in the green and then down it went. Jim What do you what do you do I mean? Can the government do anything I think if they would have it and start to think about this as a health problem instead of an economic problem that that would help? I think that that's really what the market wants. Look we're looking in horrified is to what's happening in Italy right now and we don't want to be two or three weeks behind Italy and we want to get off this path because it seems like we are and that would be if we started treating this like a health problem. It's better that we're trying to slow the disease better that we're trying to slow the number of cases to the hospital system but we have to start thinking in those terms and stop thinking how much stock market go down. How much is this going to affect? Gdp what's the job report going to be next month? That will take care of itself if we take care of the health problems right right because right now we don't know any of those things I mean. It's a complete and utter void or vacuum market. Is that safe to say yeah? It's supposed to health problems and now it's an economic problem and I think people are terrified. Because you know it's about their health and it's about their finances I mean. They're watching their nest egg their retirement nest egg evaporate in front of them. So I think policymakers the administration Congress to pass a stimulus package. That addresses both most immediately. Jim is right to health. Issue that has to be addressed in requires a lot of resources and money but we also have to turn to the economy making sure that people are made whole financially. Otherwise they're gonNA be terrified about confidence in the we're only going to restore confidence if we provide their healthcare and we help them financially. All right thank you both very much a next. Why is the president excluding the UK from that European travel ban? Hase's there in the hundreds and growing and Tom Hanks and his wife diagnosed with Corona Virus Jeannie mouths on the global reaction. The wait is over coming to H. L. 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Chaos and fear tonight in Europe after President Trump announces a thirty day ban on travel to the United States from Paris to Berlin to Rome and Madrid Americans are scrambling to get home. A lot of people panicked last night. When it wasn't clear that like American citizens could still return home so I know a lot of people that were freaked out and trying to change their flights late yesterday in Rome. I was pretty nervous about not being able to go home. American citizens permanent residents and some immediate family members are exempt from the ban but questions remain about how they will be screened upon their return in Paris. Arriving Americans are concerned. We were on the plane when we left California. Everything was completely normal and as soon as we are in the air we land and we get bombarded with messages from our families telling. Us trump announced this and he can't come back in the end of the world and all that good stuff so. The travel ban applies to twenty-six countries in Europe where people can move freely across international borders not included Ireland and the United Kingdom one of the reasons. Uk basically has been. It's got the border got thirsty borders. And they're they're doing a very good job. They don't have very much infection at this point. And hopefully they'll keep it that way but according to the latest statistics the United Kingdom has more than five hundred nine hundred cases president trump's former homeland security advisor. Tom Bossard tweeting. The travel restrictions will have little value. That it's a poor use of time and energy and while the European Union expressed disapproval of trump's decision to impose the ban unilaterally and without consultation. President trump is unapologetic. We had to move quickly. I mean when they raise taxes on US they don't consult us and I think that's probably one of the same even as that. Chaos was building up at your European airports today Erin. The message from European leaders was pretty clear. This was a mistake on the part of the United States. First of all because travel bans have been shown to be ineffective and trying to keep the outbreak under control so far second because what has seemed to work as cooperation on. What is a global problem and consider this time of course is of the essence? This is the point they've been making over and over again. There is no time for these kinds of mistakes here in Italy three weeks ago today Erin. There were fewer than three cases of corona virus. We're now at more than fifteen thousand country entirely on lockdown and an outbreak. That is nowhere near under control. All right. Thank you Melissa. And Next Tom. Hanks and his wife both diagnosed with corona virus just putting those faces. Make this less scary with a no-holds-barred election right around the corner. Take a look back at some of the most hard-fought presidential races throughout history the CNN original series race for the White House is bad for a brand new season. Sundays at nine on CNN. Here's Janey Moss. We think of Tom. Hanks is a positive kind of guy. Not a guy who tests positive. Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get but to get corona virus. Tom and his wife posted on instagram. We felt a bit tired like we had colds. And some body aches chills. Slight Fevers Hanks. Rapper son shed conform is true. My parents got corona virus crazy. They're not even that sick. They're not worried about it. They're not tripping but fans were tripping. I've honestly never been more worried about someone I've never met countered by he'll be fine. Dude survive being stranded on an island Vietnam failed moon landing thanks and his wife for listed in stable condition in isolation in a hospital in Australia. Where Corona virus testing is widely available? Hanks was shooting a movie about Elvis. They're playing the role of Elvis's manager. Colonel Parker Australia's premier says anyone who's had close contact with a couple must self quarantine but if you've taken selfish with. Hank's no need to panic. Speedy recovery wishes came from celebs like Ellen and hangs his co star from Toy Story. Tim Allen who voiced buzz. Light Year Woody. I should have made you to where my spacesuits. A story circulated that the hospital staff gave. Hank's volleyball named Wilson to keep him company in quarantine like the one for the movie castaway Cay. The story wasn't okay. It was satire in the Photoshop photo was taken from the time hanks was tossed volleyball on the jumbotron. At Ranger's Game Wilson. The volleyball is being replaced by the corona virus in get well messages. And even these flip cards but somehow knowing Tom Hanks is weathering the virus. Brace for impact makes the impact a little easier to take. Jima CNN. 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Detour To Neverland - Episode 92 | Hannah Little, Disney Travel Planner on Building a Client Base through Social Media & Local Outreach

"Welcome to detour to Neverland your guide to living your best Disney life through your hobby or business. Here's your host Brendan and Catherine. Welcome back to detour to Neverland today is episode. Number ninety two we have a couple of pieces of news and announcements that we have to cover before our interview. So if you listen to last episode number ninety one with Zeynab you might have heard that we have a new voicemail line that you can call in to. So it's a great way for us to connect and for you to be a part of the show and we're going to play any message that we get on upcoming episodes so brand new things. So I completely understand that we only got one voicemail from last week. And so, thank you so much for Amanda for leaving that we're gonna play that at the very end of today's episode. So right before our Altro you will hear that voice mail. And so we want to open that up again. And so the questions that we're going to ask, we're going to keep the same one from last episode. You can call in and tell us who you are where you're calling from. And also, if you have any, you know, blog websites, or Instagram, handles, or Facebook communities or anything that you. I would like to plug in connect with other detoured every line listeners, please feel free to share that there. The other question that we wanted to ask is one of our fast pass round questions, which ride, do you think is due for an exit or refurbishment from the parks, the spicier the answer, the better? So I want to hear some, some less than popular opinions. Tell me what you think tell me what you think doesn't fit in the parks and they can be any of the parks, Disneyland DisneyWorld or any of the international things. And so once we get a collection of those, then we will play those in an upcoming episode and maybe Catherine out will react to some of them as well. So. Thank you so much for joining us. Our episode today is with Hannah little Hannah is a travel planner and she's actually been a longtime detour listener. So we think are so much for that. And we're happy that we're able to put this together and I know we've had quite a few travel planners recently. But our approach to this interview was to really draw out. How can you connect with your community, and your friends and family? So not as much reaching out on social media to strangers to build your client base, or to build connections. But how to get those people that you went to high school with or, you know, our go to your church, or whatever it might be because those are probably the most likely people to engage with your shop, or your business or your website. Whatever it is, are the people right there that are already familiar with you. So Hannah had some really great strategies in tips for that they were so excited to share. And the other thing that I wanted to mention. In was Catherine. I will be in Walt DisneyWorld this week. And so now is a great time that if you're not already connected with us on social media. You can join us on Instagram, detour to Neverland underscore podcast or find us on Facebook, and you can just search for Detroit in Ireland or search for the or go into our show notes in, they'll have the link there as well. And also linked to our Facebook community page where we spend a lot of time conversing chatting about the episode chatting about tips, an just chatting about anything Disney in general, and that's also an our show notes or you can search for detour to Neverland podcast community on Facebook. So I know that was a lot. I'm sorry for pushing it off. But now we're gonna go ahead and player episode with Hannah little, and then we were catch back up with you on Thursday. Sure. Well, hey guys, my name is Hannah little, they said and I live in Charleston, South Carolina. I live here with my husband are three or university with actually yesterday. And we have to for babies the I'm obsessed with. They are my life. We have to husky mixes name blue in shadow outside of Disney. I really loved to be outside have a degree in equine business, which is completely random. I know. But I take horseback riding lessons. I love to take my dog. So the dog part we live at the beach. So I try to go to the beach as much as I tand, and I'm also a singer and worship leader, Amena wedding band. I do all of the things. But other than that, Disney as my life for sure for Shays. Congratulations on your three year anniversary. Thank you, also, you live in, like the most saloon where these city I'm. Obsessed with Charleston is true love it here. What's the restaurant that you ate at on your bachelorette troop that? Coast, have you ever been there? No haven't will they have some good crab dip. I went for the crab dead. Pretty yes. 'cause I, I love Charleston is so cute. That's so fun. Yes. We seriously. Love it here. Awesome. So next thing I think it's great to lay that foundation and learn about kind of what is your Disney story? Kind of how did you develop this love and passion for it over time? Sure. So I grew up just loving Disney. Everything all of the movies, I would set up all of my stuffed animals, and we would all watch Disney movies together every day, all day. My poor mom who had listened to all. But I grew up going to the parks because my aunt's actually worked at Disney she was the blue bird in The Lion King show. And so she would get us tickets. And we got to go for free. So that was a huge blessing, and it's just kind of like passion of mine in a love that never really went away. It just kind of Evadne developed over time as I got older. And I somehow convinced my husband for our one year. Wedding inverse ary to those if you me, I'm still not really sure how did that? On Ashman Oxford bark. Huskies since I live with. It's I convinced him to go to Disney with me, and we just had the best time of our lives. And I mean, we were crazy. We went from rope drop to park close for five days in a row. And we came home, we were the most physically exhausted, we have ever been, but I think mentally emotionally, it was just the most refreshing and restoring trip and we have been obsessed ever since. I got. So is the blue bird is that is that like the aerialist? Yes, my guy on mind. I know isn't that hilarious. And what even cuter is. She actually met my uncle. They have been married for over ten years now he was one of the gymnastic monkeys, and that is where they met. If that is not too cute. You are just you are full of the cutest, things sound great. Thank god. So I did have friends like tell me to ask the next question, but I did have another question since you mentioned Disney movies. We always ask, what was your childhood like your most watched, Disney movie? It was definitely a tie between the little mermaid online king, that was Meyer childhood. Yes. I can definitely relate to the line king. Yes. It's so good. I mean, I did that I think I was always The Lion King. And my sister was always beauty and the beast. So between the two are VCR was very busy. Oh, that's awesome. Will deal. So obviously since we mentioned at the beginning, you our travel planner now. So can you just kinda tell us that origin of that? You know. How did you get started go from idea to getting it up and running kind of what to that, that process look like for you? So are so I have been the Disney fanatic among my friends family for a very long time. And I don't know how it happened. But people started coming to me asking me for fast help, or which one should I book, and where shall we go eat when Warren abq, people calling me and texting me in I ended up spending more time on Disney staff than I was my actual job. And so like a pay. How can I turn this into something that will actually pay me money and ca- turn into a career? And so it's funny, I would always. Get these Facebook ads that were like we're producing from home, and I would always click them and it's like you can work from Disney remotely, if you work in these states, and it's like Florida and Texas, California nowhere near where I live, and so I was always super disappointed and I did a bunch of research into being a travel agent. And I just realized based on, you know, all the experience, Pablo certain jobs, everything that I've learned skills that I've obtained over time. I just really felt like being a travel agent would be a great job for me. I think that I would be really good at it, and I'd be able to do it from home, my husband's in the military, and so will be moving around a lot. So this is the perfect job for me just to pick up a move. I keep all my same clients when we do move. It's a great opportunity for me to meet new people and find new clients there. And so I've just began to research, a bunch of different agencies. And found a good few that felt really matched with my values and beliefs than what I wanted to accomplish out of this career an applied to them interviewed at a couple of different agencies and eventually took a position on the one that I'm at now, which is Jacob's traveling tourists and I love it. It is the best thing ever. I love that. You mentioned that it definitely kind of fit with, like your lifestyle, and the things that you have going on. And I thought that your outlook on, you know, moving which can be so like, scarier daunting. You're, you know, I can get new clients, and I think that's so great. And then that's really true. Yeah. And I also think, you know, when you decided that you were going to go with this travel agency you mentioned interviewing. But is there anything else that goes into, like actually starting to be a travel planner? Yeah. So that excuse me, we -application process was definitely buried extensive. They want to make sure that you are legit that you have been to Disney that you have a lot of Disney knowledge on experience and so just that it self was very intimidating. But once I got to the interview section, it was really just fun because there's kind of like this just people wanting to talk to you about Disney on that things that you will have and why you want to do this job. So once I accepted the job, you have to sign up on the Disney travel agents website, and then you undergo a ton of training which for me was the best thing ever, because I got to do training on every single biz. Any brand? So this new cruise line adventures by Disney Disneyland all these things that I have some information about, but had never really learned, so such a cool opportunity for me to get to learn all this behind the scenes information, how different brands work, and so that was probably the most extensive of it was that training. Something I've always been interested in as like a day in the life of travel planner. If you when you're online, I'm sure every day or multiple times a week booking dining booking fast passes, or even researching for fast passes dining that you've already booked is that like a trying to think of the right way to ask it, do you get any foam. Oh like that. You're said that you're not the one going. Whitley. It's funny that you say that because that's actually what my boss told me when she was interviewing me. She said now Hannah, I'm just going to tell you when people are she said, I'm just going to tell you, you're going to have a really hard time at this job. And I was like, oh, gosh, why and she said, because people are going to go on trips and you're not going to have a trip planned, and you're going to be really jealous and sad. Like if that's the worst of the worst, I think I'm going to be okay. Has anyone ever like wanted to book anything that you've just like on your head? Like ooh, you probably shouldn't do that in, like, what they were just like insistent. There have definitely been instances where clients want to go to certain restaurants, or, you know, do rides in a certain order or not get the park, hopper action. And I, always, I really want to be honest with my clients on, I really want them to have the best experience possible. Inside do try in push them in the right direction gently with encouragement, and just gonna tell them what my politics spurious has been, but there are definitely people who are very persistent so everyone's different. Just kind of depends will do think that is a good approach to be like sharing your past experiences in in, you know, gently try to notice them in the right direction, because, you know, if they go to restaurant that is generally perceived, as not great, they really, you know, in and they have a bad experience. They would they. Probably, you know, you don't want to say I told you so you wanna do that on the front end exactly what I can't even think like coral. Reef is the one that comes to my mind like like crawl reef. That's funny. You say that because we just went there on our last trip than I was so excited about it, and I could not have been more, underwhelmed, I was still upset. We went like years ago, probably five or six years, let's for your graduation. So my high school graduation, two thousand eleven so it's been a while. My school. So, yeah, two thousand eleven it was good. Then, but then we went afterwards like chasing that meal that we had the last time, and it was just never there wasn't letdown. All that's the worst. But there are some that are so subjective because a lot of people don't like Bongos, which is now closing, which is sad because but we love on goes. Yeah, it's true. I think it just I think, every restaurant, you go to Disney, you're going to have a completely different experience, and that really plays into whether or not you like it. And so really it is just based on the person that experience that they had. So another thing that I think is unique going on in your life is that I know you shared recently that your husband is now a travel planner. So kind of how do you see the two of you being able to work together kind of what will that kind of teamwork make the dream work? Like I love that. Yeah. He recently became a travel agent signed on with my agency and he really did it. Because as soon as I started I was kinda displeasure with people, and, you know, different things going on trying to balance everything in life, and I would be talking to clients, and then I'd have to leave, and he would just take over for me. And so sometimes off start deal and hill, finish it or hell started deal on I'll have to finish it. And so it's just really really worked out super well for us. He's in dental school. So he's super super busy. So I'm able to help us on his clients. So it's been really great so far. So was he a Disney person up until that first trip that, you took for your one year anniversary, definitely not to the extent? The I was he that the grew up watching movies, but I don't know. He never was. Obsessed like I was. But after that, first trip he was sold in his like. Yep. This is the best thing ever coming back. I'm fat. And now he's travel planner yet foam share. All I know is so funny. So something else that we've also talked about, in the past is just, you know, how social media is such a great tool to help build clients, and even you know, in other Disney pursuits like share content and just gain followers in different things. And that's you know, an approach, that's very helpful for, you know, strangers, you know, you're selling yourself or your products to strangers, but something that mean Brinton were thinking about is how can you kind of sell yourself or sell, you know, travel planning to like your family in your friends and let them know that this is what you're doing? Yeah. Sure. So initially, those are definitely the people, I went after I had this big list, because I had been preparing to take this job for months before I even got the job. I was pretending like I had gotten it. So I had this huge list and I was just watching. Media seeing who was going to Disney writing their names down so that I could contact them once I got the job. So those people, and then friends and family were the ones that I contact with verse and just said, hey, you guys know that I love Disney. I'm so excited to let you know that I have taken this next stop or next step. I am a travel agent. If you wanna go Disney anytime soon if there's anyone that pops into your head immediately that, you know what sick trip. Just give me their information and give them mind formation and it kinda just went off from their social media is definitely a huge all pretty much. I would say probably ninety percent of the business that I've done has been on Facebook. It is unbelievable. And if he follow me on Instagram, my Instagram was not all Disney. It's just my life and pictures. But the majority of my life is Disney. So there are a lot of Disney pictures. Like you were saying when your travel agent, you're selling yourself, more than you're selling product in. So I just want people to see what's going on, in my life are do want them to see that Disney is a huge part of my life, and I want them to see Disney from my perspective. There might be some different views of magic kingdom that I'm my love that someone else has never seen before. And I was loved for people to get to see that perspective on so, yes. Social media has been huge on word of mouth from those initial family and friends of atop two has also been a huge help. Yeah. And I think that's a really good point. The way that you said, you know, you're selling yourself and not necessarily Disney, and we've heard similar things Disney, obviously sells itself. I mean everyone wants to Disney or you know, people who are going to Disney are going to Disney, so, you know, is there any other ways that you, you know, if someone is looking to be a travel planner like how what's the best way to sell yourself? I guess I would just say, really genuine in any way that you can be honest, and open with people and it's not just media that I use for marketing. There are different ads that I have out there. I do this really creepy thing, I can't believe him by tell you this. I really be saying when I go to like target or the grocery store apart, as far away, as I can so that I can walk down the aisles and look at people's stickers on their cars, because a lot of people have Disney stickers. And if someone does have. Disney sticker. I will go and put my business card in their car, window and hope that they call me. That's so creepy. But it has actually worked. So that's why I continue to do it. But I mean I try to always have one at least one thing Disney when I go out and public I do have Mickey head tattoo on my ankle. So that's, that's always with me. It's a great conversation starter. But I'll just say, just find what works for you find where you're comfortable, because if you're uncomfortable, you're not gonna be able to speak clearly about what you're passionate about, and really market yourself. Well. I don't think that's creepy. I think that's like highly ambitious, and like you work. I mean, hey. That's what makes me feel better. But I do think what, what you said of doing things that you're comfortable with is important, because I've mentioned it before, like I interviewed to be a travel winter at one time, it, it wasn't the right fit for me like I'm just not the right. At least currently I'm not the right person to do this rule. I'm just not built for it. And what really like terrified me was, of course, you know, during the interview process, they asked me about my wife and I say she's a teacher and like okay, well, you'll need to like set up a booth at all of the school events, and like talk to their like sin flyers home with her students, and it was like I'm out. I can't do that. But I so I think it's good to be honest with yourself about, like what, what things are like you are not willing to do. Yeah. Yeah. Yes. For sure. And I think I was really really blessed to get a job with agency that I did get a job with, because they have really given me just free reigns to go and do this the way that I wanna do it as I've never felt pressured to head off liars at school events, if I didn't want to. And I think that's a good point too. That all, you know, agencies are so different, you know, and if you if this is something that you're looking into doing I mean, you probably it's a lot of homework and research, I would assume that goes into that. Yes, for sure. Do you can find? I think that that's the kind of thesis that I get is that there's a travel agency out there, the kind of fits what you're looking for that. They're, they're also diverse that you don't have to do the first one that you come across that you can find one that matches like you said your, your values and your Orioles, kind of what, what you were looking to do. Definitely an actually one of the agency that interviewed with they offered me a job. And I took some time to think about it in turn it down with his I really just have feeling that this wasn't the right wine? And I'm so glad that I did. And I listen to my gut because I was able to find the right one near exit. That's awesome. So I want to end this segment real quick before we head into our fast round and just I think you've already hit on some of them. But is there anything you haven't mentioned of far tips for some someone either looking to become a travel agent or someone who's already a travel agent, just like strategies and approaches that have worked for you? I really just say if you're looking to become a travel agent really jeer research, apply to some really great agencies. Don't sell yourself short and think that you're not going to get the job because you haven't been on a Disney cruise yet or you have been Disneyland, you've only been to DisneyWorld because that was my experience. I think that some of the applications really trying to scare you out of applying. But yeah just don't sell yourself. Short pursue what you're passionate about find the agency that fits for you. And then just work really, really hard, I would say that. I love all this can wait to hear what you say at the end for takeaways because that was that was so well said, so awesome. We'll hannah. Thank you so much for sharing. Everything about being trouble plenty or in your experience for that. I know that we actually to the day that we recording this, we actually got a message from someone who is becoming a travel planner, and they just got accepted by agency and listen to the show and got the inspiration for do it seriously. Like the most amazing message ever. So I think there's a lot of people out there who are interested in this stuff. So I thank you so much for Sharon experiences. I think we can all relate to the struggle of looking for the perfect Disney photo for a blog post, or for an Instagram post of a message that we want to share. Luckily, our friend Kerstin over at the photo reserve which you might remember her back from episode number eighty five has put together this program where you can have access to high quality professional Disney photographs that you can use. However, you'd like to help you gain exposure, or to gain more followers, whatever it might be that you need help with photos with. They have the solution. So to get six completely free Disney photos that you can use. However, you'd like head to report the magic dot com slash detour. Again, that's report the magic dot com slash detour. You're going to get six free photos and Kerstin step by step guide to how to grow your Pinterest. So completely free. There's no. Reason not to check it out. It would support us, and it would support Kirstin as well. So that's report the magic dot com slash detour. Now back to the show. So next is going to be our fast paced round. So we'll just kind of throw out these Disney topics. If you can share the first thing that comes to your mind. So our listeners can get to know your Disney animal look better. I'm slowly clogging. So the first one is an easy one. Just name the Disney parks that you visited. Okay. I have been to Walt DisneyWorld in all four parks that are there and of those four parks, which one is your favorite and why. I would have to say magic kingdom. There is nothing like turn the corner on main street and seeing the castle for the first time, it just literally takes my resume every single time. It doesn't matter how many times we've been there. I just love it. And I think also just growing up as the Disney kid and being obsessed with all things Disney princesses, there's something so, nostalgic and sweet about being in magic kingdom, and I love all the shows and the food on. There's just so much to do there so many things to offer for all ages. That's also my part, but I recommend most to people and the once upon a time projection show, is my favorite nighttime show. I love it so much. That is interesting. So you like it more than happily ever after I do. And I know that, that is an unpopular Pinon. The I love it, interesting. That is into town. We've taken it for granted, we just kinda like woke up last minute. Yes, everyone does. Does your missing out? That's a good. That's a good pro tip. We need to watch it more seriously. Next time, I think that for me the fireworks and the production on the castle is just so much to watch at the same time that counted I dislike the simplicity of the production show only. That's a good point. I it side note. I am pumped for the projection show in Hollywood studios, now, that's less war care. I can't wait cause it's got like steamboat Willie and like Walters up there for awhile, and like the art variation like sign me up high. It's all the classics. I just had a client, go the opening week of that, for the thirtieth anniversary in like you have to go see the show. And she went and saw instead, it was incredible. So. Unexcited us, too. So the next one would be your Disney bucket list trip. Okay jargon, hate me for this, because I know everyone says this, but Tokyo, see. I just wanted to go there, so bad. And I think he gets because the little mermaid was on my favorite movies and the castle. There is king Triton's castle. And I think that's so cool. But everyone's pictures, just look, so cool and everything that comes back says there is just the best trip ever Canada back to go there. But also wanna go to Disneyland that's much more reasonable trip for me at this time. And I am going on Disney cruise for the first time in twenty twenty so I'm slowly crossing things off the list. Where's your crew's going to we are going to the Caribbean? That's exciting. We wanna do that. We want to sign up for that, when it goes to castaway cay like twice in one. Yes, I don't know if we're doing on, I can't remember, but I know we're going there, at least once on. I think I'm most excited about that. Yes. So here's, here's an idea. Just throwing it out there. You can console your husband and take it for what it's worth. But maybe you I think as tribal printer it's research and development, you go to Los Angeles, you go- seat Disneyland, then you go to Tokyo flight cer- more reasonable there than they are from Charleston. And, and then on the way back you swing through Alani. And then you're just. Yeah. Then you can start selling those vacation. You're just in a much better spot. Thick. It's a business decision angry. That would be just great research from me. An I will have to make that happen. That would be a dream, one other thing, I've been thinking because so many people say, Tokyo, obviously, we're going to have to start saying, like what is it about Tokyo? Like, but one of the ones that has really grown on my list is the people, everybody who goes there said that, they're just the nicest human beings on the planet like so courteous, sitting down for parade like can you imagine saying Orlando? Oh, no, people aren't that. Nice. Yeah. In California, we sat down for a parade of kids set in. Or like me, like in my back, I, I don't think I've ever been. So you're tainted in my life. And I work with. That's that's really saying something that's pretty bad bad yet. That's interesting heard that. And I think that's really saying something because most people are pretty nice when they're Disney I, I can't imagine people sitting down at parades. My mind is blown by that. It's like I think it's like the first two rows have to have to sit and I think the cast members enforce it but I think the people would do it anyway. I don't know about fireworks. Do they sit for fireworks at an we'll have to ask some people who have been? I mean if everyone sat for fireworks, he would get a much better view because I feel like it's easier to look up like that when you're sitting down, it doesn't make sense that everyone stands up. Let's just say. I don't know how it happened. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity, but we were there for Mickey's Halloween party or not so scary Halloween party once and for some reason, everybody stayed seated during the entire firework show, I think everyone was just so tired or something I don't know what it was. But they did and it was amazing. Some people started to stand up and people booed. I think. It's the Larry, we need to get all these people's contact information because we only will go to the party with these people. That's amazing. So next one would be your favorite Disney resort, and it doesn't necessarily have to be one that you've stayed at. Okay, my favorite dizzy resort. Is animal kingdom large and the story of how we got to stay there is actually funny. So this was for our trip last March and Wayne, I think we were saying, pop century. And this was before, all of them were refurbished, so there was a risk, like would you get one of the cool, new rooms, or would you get one of the opium's? And so, I think it was maybe two weeks before we were supposed to leave a husband caused me. And he says you are not going to believe this, and I said, what, and he said, dizzy, just called me. They double booked us for pop century, and so they moved us to a different resort guests, which one it is. And I just figured, oh my gosh, is probably one of the all stars. He said he said, no, it's ama- looking the lodge, and I literally almost started crying on the phone with him. And so we got to say at animal king, the wives for the same price. As evalu- resort, and it was just the coolest thing ever, the lobby is so beautiful and so grand. I love animals, obviously. And so just getting to walk outside and see safari animals was just incredible. So we love animal kingdom, lodge man talked about some Disney magic. Yeah. I know. That is incredible. It was it was really cool really special. So the next twin would be if you could only fast pass one ride for the rest of your life, which one, would it be? I will have to pick fine of passage mainly because I do not like waiting in lines, the AXA, the absolute maximum. Our weight is pretty much forty five minutes. So that's a great thing about booking. A trip with me as I do offer. Tannery planning. And this one of my favorite things to do, and I can guarantee that you will not wait in line for longer than forty five minutes if you have me plan your Tintri, but I think mainly I just really want to get a fast pass for that, so that I can walk past people in the queue and just walked by waving. Guess I'm writing this again for the fifth time in. You're still in mind for three hours. That is a good choice. Yeah. Hard to be especially since the line is so crazy long. Yes. Yup. We waited two hours and normally my what my top is like thirty minutes. Like twin twenty as even pushing it. We waited two hours and, but that is the one that I would say is worth. It is worth it. Yeah. For sure. I agree with that. So sticking with rides and attractions, which ride. Do you think is due for an exit or refurbishment from the parks? There's going to be on popular, but I have to say buzz light your needs to be refurbished or needs to go away. I think if it's gonna be refurbished. The technology needs to be upgraded so that it's more like twice to remain ya. But what is the point of having to rides that are basically the same thing with the same characters? So I feel like it just needs to go away. That's not unpopular with me. I don't know what do you think? Because you like that, right? I like it, but it is frustrating because it it isn't very accurate. And yeah and you know, like you, it's yeah. I, I don't think that's super unpopular either. 'cause it was or better technology, it would be much more enjoyable. Yes. And I think I liked it more before Toy Story mania because now it's like you know what you're missing out on. You know there's a better option. So it's like why would you ride buzz at your? Say hannah. Maybe you shouldn't go to Disneyland because if you ride that buzz like you're, you're never gonna want it to the one that just. I will say that one is much better. Yup. Well, that's good. Because the guns the guns are better and more accurate in their on like a rope. They're not stuck to your cart. So you can you can pick them out. You're not constantly yelling at whoever's controlling the joystick. Yes. Oh my gosh. I will definitely have to try that. When I go there on day. So next one would be your favorite snack or go to smack. My favorite snack. I love DeWitt. Honestly disliked everyone else. But I really, really love the fruit in new Tele waffle sandwich from sleepy hollow in you just you cannot beat it in their huge. And I know that me and my husband can share one, but I just refused to a half to get my own. We've, I'm sad. That's something that we haven't tried it steadily on this ri-. Yes. Eighty so good. And I've recently don't they have like a chicken and waffle one two. Yes, they do. See, I I've never in my life like chicken and waffles until, like a month ago. Really? Now I love them. Yes, I feel like that's a must try you have to try, but this John ever goad to back lot express in Hollywood studios, when it was still Star Wars theme. Stay had these chicken and waffles that were the best if ballasts, if they were still thing that would be my favorite go to, but they were not make you waffles. But the same recipe in they have like Darth Vader on. And it was just these little chicken nuggets. It was the best thing ever. I'm so sad. They are gone, but is so cute. Unfortunately, I was about to say, maybe they'll be in galaxy's edge. But I feel like everything we've heard about that, that they're not going to be serving like Darth Vader. It's not realistic enough. But we can only hope. So sticking with food. What is your favorite table service and your favorite quick service restaurant? Police say coral reef. I know it's such a great review of it. I'm going to pick coral reef. No. Matt favorite table service is fifties primetime cafe and Hollywood studios. I just love it. I have the best time whenever we go there, and it's always a completely different experience because you have a different server, but I love the food. I love the naming in the decorations. I think I was born at the wrong time and I was actually supposed to be born in the fifties or like have lived through the fifties. And I just love it last time we were there we sat beside the spam Lee is probably about eight of them, and the server walked up, you could tell they had never been before, and the server walked up and just did the normal thing like, hey, I'm your uncle your cousins father, blah. And he's ended you guys wash your hands and they just stared at him blankly, and he said, Hello John wash your hands. And they kind of all see each other and said, no. And so he literally like pulled out there. Cheers from under them and made them get up and go wash. Their hands in. It was be funny thing is they were so. Abused. They didn't get it. They need like a briefing or something like a brochure like a holiday to before walking. Yes. This is what you're going to experience. So yes, we just love it there. It's time we try it again. I don't think I've ever been there. Well, it's because I won't allow us. This. You have a bad experience. I mean one that just he's not good at playing along. No. It was just that, like my parents loved it. So they would always take us there. And I was super shy as a kid, and I still am pretty much. And my brother was super shy as well. So we just hated the attention of like family traumatizing, you get your elbows off the table and like yelling and everybody's looking it's just like I think I would have fun with it now. But yes, you definitely need to give it another try. I've heard great things about the Meatloaf new like me Eddy like then Meatloaf is so good. What about quick service? A quick service are really love. Socially phan-tien in Pandora, the food is just so good. And the, if the blueberry, I think it's a cheesecake moose than for dessert is one of my favorite desserts, in Disney it is like the grossest, looking best tasting dessert, for sure. Another one, we've never tried. I mean we've tried to leave, but we haven't tried that desert. Yeah. Well, I'm just hoping guys out Reuss. Especially on your list. Yeah. That's the whole point of the fast fast round is just I know. Yes. I love that. Some text one would be your favorite character meet-and-greet moment. Okay. This is technically not a meet and greet. But we were walking down one of the paths beside syndrome, Paxil and Peter Pan. Was they're messing with people who are waiting in line at Cinderella's Royal table. And so we just kind of walked by and said, like, oh, there's Peter Pan next cool. And I was we weren't holding hands, but I was holding onto my husband's arm when we were talking and Peter Pan, like is with us in ran over and started walking in which is talking about, like, oh, this is why you should never grow up. Because then you think boys are cute, and you end up getting married nuts growth yard, rose. And he walked with us on way, from Cinderella's rotate will all the way to the Merida meet-and-greet, if picture where that is in your head and he told us about his pet, squirrel, named Frederick, and it was just like the most random, funniest character interaction ever. I'm so jealous. That's when I feel like have we ever met Peter Pan? I don't think so. I don't think we have. Probably will just have to catch him when he's walking around and just see what he says to you. We kept looking for him in Disneyland because he's out like randomly walking around a lot. They're never caught him at the right time. Yeah. Next time. Yup. So the next one would be your favorite, Disney movie. Like I said before definitely still some staying the loan remained in The Lion King, and the lion. King Live action actually comes out on my birthday. So thank you Disney for doing that specifically for me it's a love. Sunning. So you that. Oh my gosh. I can't wait. I'm actually considering getting a Simba tattoo that day and then going to see The Lion King when not be the greatest birthday. If you want to come to Disney springs and see it. We will be there seeing it. So. Often. Yeah, I mean if you wanna really take it all in, in Disney, that's a good option. That would be the ultimate lion. King birthday for your watch. You get the tattoo. You want to get one with me. Yeah, let's do it Kathy. Detroit in Ireland. Tattoos. Yes. Oh my gosh. That would be hilarious. You get like move fossil like hanging on your arm or something. Oh, that's funny. So next one would be your favorite Disney song. There are two that are really love. I really love how far I'll go from mwana. And I really love I can do the distance from Hercules iron. Both of those are just really inspirational motivational if I'm ever feeling down or just feeling really lazy. Those are my go-to. I feel like I can Caulker the world after I listen to them. Those are two excellent choices. Yeah. Those are definitely like belted it out. Singing in your car songs. So, yeah, for sure. So the next one is your favorite Disney quote. Okay. So have a Walt quote that I love on that. If you can dream it, you can do it, and I had that written right beside my desk, is I was applying for all these travelagent jobs in whenever I would get really frustrated. I would always look at that and just remember why I originally wanted to do this, and it really helped me get through all the really difficult applications in interviews on all those things. And then I also really love, remember who you are friends benign, king, because I think that just in life we get so busy, and so caught up in all these different things. And I think sometimes we really just need to look in the mirror, and actually remember who we argon will number. Why are we doing this and the things that we love in the things that were passionate about? So that's always a good reminder to me. Is your too great? What's. And I don't think we've ever had a, a Lion King quote before. But now digging. Dig any. Yeah. That's awesome. So last question of the fast pass round would be your favorite Disney parts memory. Our first trick, the one that I convinced my husband to take with me. We were in Hollywood studios. And like I said, we did literally everything we wanted to try and see and ride everything. So we were in high with studios, we had one more thing to do and that was the frozen sing along. And we for sure thought this is going to be so dumb. We probably shouldn't even do this, and it is not one of our favorite things, Disney, because we discovered equity, Ben. And if you don't follow him on ramp, he is hilarious. But what really made that show was when I started playing let it go and the I corps started there's a dad who stood up in the middle of the audience and saying at the top of his lungs, and literally acted out the entire song, and the entire audience was dying, and it was like just one of the best memories ever. That is awesome man is seriously so ironic that you mention that because I was I'm part of an annual pass holders Facebook group. And someone posted a video of equity been today, saying this guy like everybody's like that's been he makes the show. Like I've said when he's not there. He is really hilarious. We love him. Have you seen the loss broS shirt that they did of him? Now, you'll have to check it out on my gosh. I'm gonna go look at it as soon as we get off here. I think it sold out like instantly. I don't know if they've restocked it, but I believe it talk about taking your phantom to a whole 'nother level. Yes, equity, been shirts. Kassim we'll good deal. So that wraps up the fast fast round. So Hannah are very last question for you is if you have one piece of parting guidance, you can give to someone who's either looking to jump into the Disney community as a travel planner as a content creator. Maybe they're gonna open up their own shop. What would be your advice to that person? Fash- I would really just say pursue what you have an pursue what you're passionate about and work really, really hard. And remember why you started whenever you get frustrated or overwhelmed or anxious. Just remember why you started in for me. I've really impassioned about Disney at had the most incredible experiences of my life there. And so, I want my clients to experience that same thing, so important for me to give them this completely stress free vacation, so that they are able to make all the magical memories. So just remember why you started pursue. What you're passionate about don't let other people tell you, otherwise and work really hard. And how fun this is like the most fun community to work in. Absolutely couldn't agree more than that is so well said, so if you could remind our listeners where they can connect with you online, either to get your services or just to connect. So. Right. You can follow me on Instagram and hand, lit, fifteen. That's. H. A. N. L. I T fifteen and I also have a Facebook page, where I always keep you up to date with the latest Disney news and that is Hannah little Disney travel professional perfect we will link both of those in our show notes as well. So you can easily click over there it connect with Hannah so Hannah. Thank you so much for joining us. We're really had a blast chatting with you today. Thank you guys, so much for having me. This la- so much fun. Hi, guys. I'm so glad I found your podcast. It's been so helpful to me, as the point occur and a small shop with all your expert expertise. If you wanna check out my blog is Disney fan, vacation dot com. 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