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The People’s Choice Podcast Awards: Why and HOW to Nominate Us

Published October 1, 2013 by Disneyways.com

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At the Disney Parks Podcast, we appreciate you, as our friends and audience of listeners. We put our best efforts forward to entertain, provide information and help you plan and get the most out of your Disney vacation…just like we would for our own family. We hope you are enjoying the podcasts as much as we are enjoying recording them for you!

Last year the Disney Parks Podcast was very honored by your help and thoughtfulness, and received your nomination for the travel category of the podcast awards. Since then, I have been very fortunate to be invited as a co-host on the show, as well as to work behind the scenes. (My first episode was #42 on May 1, 2013.)

We have worked extra hard, and acquired some wonderful Disney celebrity interviews in the last few months. We have also brought you news sprinkled with ways to enhance your enjoyment of the Disney Parks. The work shows – and we believe this show has the potential to become one of your favorite Disney podcasts – if it’s not already!

If you agree, and would like to see the podcast get recognized for it’s achievements, we hope you will honor us by nominating the show once again in 2013 for the People’s Choice Podcast Awards.



It would mean SO much to us to win this award, but we can’t do it without your help, and it’s super easy for you to be a part!

Beginning October 1, 2013 please go to Podcast Awards and nominate the Disney Parks Podcast for “People’s Choice” or “Best Produced but most importantly, please also submit us for the “TRAVEL” category .




To nominate us you will need:

Podcast name – The Disney Parks Podcast
Podcast URL: http://disneyparkspodcast.com/
Your Name
Your Verifiable E-mail Address: Make sure your e-mail address is valid. They will use special validation techniques to check the validity of the account. No verification will be sent immediately!

A percentage (not all!) of the nominations will receive an e-mail several days after the nomination. If you get chosen and don’t verify, your nomination won’t count. ūüė¶

Comments are critical so the reviewing team understands why we are deserving of being nominated to the category.

Here are some examples of what others have said:

It’s rare that I add a newer Disney Podcast to my library but just hearing one episode made it an easy add! The hosts are easy to listen to and have a wealth of Disney news and information!I now look forward to DPP each week in my iTunes feed! Keep ’em coming guys, you’re doing a great job!

I love the information they cover on the podcast. Really provide great insight. In my family we are big Disney people so this is helpful for all of our trips! Love the new format and looking forward to the guest interviews.

Great Job. Great way to keep up to date with the parks. Love the podcast!

Nominations will halt at 11:59PM Eastern on October 15, 2013.

To begin, just click on any of the Podcast Award banners (like the one below) or click HERE.

Thank you so much for your consideration!



You, Me, and the Disney Parks Podcast

Published September 24, 2013 by Disneyways.com


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Disney news, information, tips and advice! Interviews with some of your favorite Disney celebrities AND correspondents! Prizes, contests and meetups! This podcast has got it all!

We are adding some new avenues to bring you more Disney magic and we hope you will come join in on the fun!

Podcasts are multimedia digital files made available on the internet for downloading to a¬†portable¬†media player or directly on your computer. It’s like a radio show that you get to listen to whenever you want, such as when you are on a walk or driving to work. There are podcasts on just about any subject imaginable – and Disney is one of the best subjects out there.

Thanks to my friends John Donahue from WDWParkHoppers.com, his beautiful wife Parkhopper Sid (Sarah I. Donahue!) and Tony Caselnova of DisneyByTheNumbers.com РI have been invited to co-host the Disney Parks Podcast. 

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In addition to being on the air, I am having a blast helping to organize the meetups, assisting with social media, writing scripts, working on the website, and administering contests! There is so much to do, and working together has been awesome. We have enjoyed some wonderful feedback from our listeners and friends! I think you will find we are accomplishing great things as a team. My co-hosts are  SO much fun, but also tremendously knowledgeable about all things Disney. I am always in a good mood and feeling great during and after each podcast. I hope you will tune in and enjoy the same!

By the way…we’ve had some amazing Disney celebrity interviews on the show recently.

Here are just a couple of examples:

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Podcasting has been on my list of things to do since I began blogging here at Disneyways, because it fits in to our mission and goal to bring you Disney magic where ever you are!

I can’t begin to tell you how thankful I am to the DPP team for this wonderful¬†opportunity. I truly love being a part of the many different facets in front of the mic, and behind the scenes.

The show has been very successful and has a large audience, but if you aren’t yet listening in – we need YOU!

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Here are some ways to tune in:

You can catch the latest episode by visiting¬†DisneyParksPodcast.com¬†directly from your computer and clicking “Listen Now!” on the Disney Parks Podcast site. From there, just choose your episode.¬†Look for the small grey circle with the sideways white triangle inside. Click on that circle and make sure your speakers are on. The show will begin immediately.

You can also download the Stitcher Radio App here.

Find us on YouTube here.

Head over to iTunes and subscribe! This will give you access to each episode as soon as it is released. To learn more about how to subscribe to a podcast in iTunes click here.

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If you like what you hear Рplease rate us with lots of gold stars. This makes it easier for new people to discover Disney Parks Podcast when they are searching to upload a new one to their collection.

Please head over and “like” our facebook page¬†HERE¬†and add us to your interests list! I will be posting there daily to help keep you up to date on the latest!

You can also follow us on Twitter  and Pinterest!

Thank you so much for the support you have already shown me in this new endeavor. Disneyways readers and subscribers are AWESOME and I appreciate you all more than you will ever know.

Have a magical day!!

PS Do ¬†you want to be a part of The Disney Parks Podcast? We are looking for individuals and businesses who offer only the BEST in Disney related products and services! Please let us know if you (or someone you know!) is interested in sponsoring a future event, giveaways, or even future episodes. We do not accept coupons or any prizes that require action on the winner’s part. ¬†Just fill out this form for more information!

Glow With the Show News and Disney Resorts!

Published September 23, 2013 by Disneyways.com

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Are you ready to glow with the show? Check out the latest episode of the Disney Parks Podcast! We’ve got some Disney news sprinkled in with some resort information too!

Bonus content also includes Parkhopper Sid singing a Spice Girl’s Song, Tony’s FAVORITE perk of the Deluxe Resorts…and why I think YOU should treat yourself to a stay in a Disney resort…even if you are a local.

We know real life can sometimes be tough, so we work hard to keep things light – and make you smile. We truly hope you enjoy the show.

I do want to apologize for the sound quality during certain parts of the show. Hopefully you will find that the subject matter and tips we share with you – are worth it.

As a reminder ‚Äď to listen to the show ‚Äď just click the photo above to go to the DPP page. Look for the small grey circle with the sideways white triangle inside. Click on that circle and make sure your speakers are on. The show will begin immediately. There‚Äôs a lot of time sensitive news and information in this one so don‚Äôt wait ‚Äď listen in as soon as you can. Thanks for tuning in ‚Äď I appreciate you SO much. ūüôā

Have a magical day!

Miss out on the Disney Parks Blog Meetup?

Published September 9, 2013 by Disneyways.com

Did you miss out on the latest Disney Parks Blog meetup? Did you feel a little left out?

Me too.

BUT, here’s some great news for those of us who were not able to attend. My buddy John from BigFatPanda.com has posted a video he filmed during the big night! Like some sort of lovable octopus with multiple hands and arms – he held food, drinks, the video camera – and still managed to get smiles and comments from some of the best Disney correspondents in our community. What a guy! Watch closely to see everyone’s favorite Disney blogger – Mya Space – a character actor hired by Disney to keep everyone laughing!

I think you will agree that it is a real gift to be able to hear and see what it was like to attend this fantastic event. Thanks Panda for sharing the Disney magic with us once again!

Oh and if you will be in the Walt Disney World area on September 13th 2013 – there is another meetup to come. Everyone is invited. No fast and furious emails required. Click here for details, and have a magical day!

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Special Announcement: Disney Collection by Vera Bradley Pricing and Measurements

Published August 31, 2013 by Disneyways.com
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Have you heard about the fantastic Disney Collection by Vera Bradley coming to the Disney Parks and at the Disney Parks on-line store? I scoured the internet to see if I could find price points and measurements for you on the different designs – and I was very excited to find this information to be able to share with you today. The bags are just gorgeous and if you’re wondering if they will fit in to your budget (like I was) – here are some guidelines to follow.

I do want to provide the disclaimer that this pricing was found at Disney World Personal Shopper. Disney has not formally released this information themselves, so I am unable to promise you that it is completely accurate. Also, as with all things Disney, pricing is subject to change. These measurements were taken from similar items on the Vera Bradley website and may not be exact either. Please keep these things in mind and use these figures as a “general” idea.

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Backpack $99.00 The approximate measurements are 10 1/2″ by 13″ by 4″ with a 31 1/4″ adjustable shoulder strap and a 2″ drop.

Tote $99.00 (Judging from previous pictures, the “tote” is the Vera – 6 slip pockets on the inside, zip pocket on the back, slip pocket on the front.)
Dimensions are: 19 1/4″ x 14 3/4″ x 6 1/4″ with an 11″ strap drop.

Duffel $99.00 The approximate measurements are 22″ by 11 1/2″ by 11 1/2″ with a 15″ strap drop

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Hipster $70.00 The approximate measurements are 11″ by 11″ by 1 3/4″ with a 52″ adjustable strap

Mini Hipster $60.00 The approximate measurements are 6″ by 7 1/2″ by 3/4″ with a 53″ adjustable strap

Smart Phone Wristlet $55.00 5 1/2″ by 3 1/4″ by 2″ with a 6″ strap

Cosmetic Case $35.00

ID Case $15.00 5″ by 3″

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For more information about The Disney Collection by Vera Bradley including release dates, design names and more – click HERE.

Disney Parks Podcast Episode 63 Vera Bradley, Dapper Day, Prizes and More!

Published August 29, 2013 by Disneyways.com

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Check out the latest episode of the Disney Parks Podcast!¬†Hear how Disney is “going to the dogs” and so much more! The team has been working hard to improve the sound quality and I think it really shows! Leave me a note if you are enjoying the podcast and let me know what you would like to hear more of, or if you have questions or comments! I’d love to hear from you. Have a magical day!!

PS We will have a limited supply of goody bags and prizes available at our next event. Click here for details and come join us! As a reminder – to listen to the show – just click the photo above to go to the DPP page. Look for the small grey circle with the sideways white triangle inside. Click on that circle and make sure your speakers are on. The show will begin immediately. There’s a lot of time sensitive news and information in this one so don’t wait – listen in as soon as you can. Thanks for tuning in – I appreciate you SO much. ūüôā

Have a magical day!

A D23 Recap! Disney Parks Podcast Show Number 62

Published August 23, 2013 by Disneyways.com

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Click HERE to be taken to this Disney Parks Podcast  Special Edition Episode!

I think you will really enjoy hearing Tony and Sid tell us all about their personal experience at this amazing expo! I had a lot of fun channeling my inner Oprah – and interviewing these two!

 

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Click HERE to read more about our relationship with the Disney Parks Podcast. 

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