181 Visiting the Walt Disney Family Museum

Dave from Iowa, joins us this week to discuss visiting the Walt Disney Family Museum. The Walt Disney Family Museum is located in the Presidio, next to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It is a non-profit museum dedicated to presenting an inspirational journey through the life of Walt Disney. It also aims to inspire future generations to heed their imagination and persevere in pursuing their goals. Dave has visited the museum several times, and is a valuable resource in help you plan your trip, time, and even dining options available at the museum. I hope you enjoy this over view of one of my favorite museums around the country, and that it inspires you to visit it, the next time you’re in the Bay Area.

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Bonus Episode: Visiting Aulani in December

Chris in the Concierge (on Twitter), joins us to discuss his family’s quick trip to Aulani over New Years. Chris and his family are DVC owners at Aulani, and have visited the resort several times. He does a great job detailing the differences visiting the resort now vs. during normal non-covid times. We also talk about some of his family’s favorite places to dine around the resort and in Waikiki. Traveling to Hawaii is a little different now, so we also cover what steps you need to take before you depart the mainland for the islands. So kick off your rubber slippers, and kick back on your lanai, we’re headed over to Oahu to spend some time at Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa.

Check these sites for more information in traveling to Hawaii:

http://www.gohawaii.com

http://www.travel.hawaii.gov

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180 Port Adventures: Alaska

Join us for the first episode in our new series for 2021, as we turn our focus on Port Adventures in the different destinations that Disney Cruise Line sails. Each month we’ll pick a port and discuss some of the Port Adventures some of our listeners have experienced, and ones that they might like to take next time they’re there. This week we turn our focus on Alaska. Alaska is an amazing destination with so much diversity (whale watching, hiking, sled dog adventures, panning for gold, ride a train through the mountains, or take a flight to a glacier), you’re sure to find something for everyone to do in each port. So grab that Castaway Club back pack and get her ready, we’re headed off the ship on an Adventure of a lifetime.

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179 Review of Jim Korkis’ new DCL book with Brett Nachman , from Notably Disney

Brett Nachman, from Notably Disney, joins us this week to cover Jim Korkis’ new book featuring Disney Cruise Line. Jims latest book, Hidden Treasures of the Disney Cruise Line: Nautical Notes, Knowledge, and Nonsense, was released in late 2020. Jim covers a lot of ground in this book, from the history of the cruise line, to theming of restaurants, to small details you’ll find throughout the ship. Brett helps me talk about who Jim is, break down the book itself (without giving away very much of it), and discuss what we’d love to see Jim cover in the future. So stop by the Cove Cafe, grab your favorite beverage, and find a good spot by the pool, we’re discussing the first non-travel book featuring Disney Cruise Line.

You can purchase Jim’s book, wherever books are sold (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.)

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178 Putting a Bow on 2020 as we sail into 2021

Join us as we have a fun discussion on Disney’s announcement that Cinderella will grace the lobby of the Disney Wish. We then turn our focus on highlights of 2020, and then turn our thoughts to 2021. Thanks to all who have come along with us during this very different year. All of us here at the DCL Podcast wish the best for you and your family as we sail into 2021.

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177 Talking DCL and WDW with a long time Disney Cruise Family

Join us for a fun conversation with Ryan, a long time Disney Cruise Line cruiser and fan. We kick the episode off talking about some of his family’s favorite cruises, then transition into talking about their last sailing on the Magic which featured a Marvel Day at Sea. As with many of us, his family had cruises planned which cancelled, so he pivoted and finally decided to visit Walt Disney World. This was the first time his kids had been to WDW, and Ryan had not been back since just after Epcot was built. Needless to say, a lot had changed, and we have a fun time talking about everything they experienced during their stay. So head up to Deck 9 on the Magic and pour yourself some hot chocolate to celebrate the holidays, we’re talking DCL and WDW in Episode 177.

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176 Run Disney update, with Lake Sprenkle from MouseGen

With Run Disney announcing this will be the last running of Star Wars Rival Weekend, and that it would be moving to a virtual only race, it was time to check back in with our Run Disney expert, Lake Sprenkle from MouseGen. Lake does a great job covering all aspects of the Run Disney races moving to virtual events; from the Swag, the cost adjustments, Perfect runners, and what may be possibly coming in the future. So lace up your running shoes and fill up your water bottle, we’re hitting the road with Run Disney.

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December Bonus Episode: Christy at WDW/Chris at Disneyland

Join us for a quick bonus episode. Christy and her family are in Florida for the month of December, so we check in with her to find out how their experiences have been visiting the parks at Walt Disney World. We then head out West to check in with Chris, who just got back from an annual pass shopping event at Disneyland, featuring merchandise from the new Avengers Campus. Enjoy this fun bonus edition of Disney talk with our two amazing co-hosts. Happy Holidays everyone.

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175 A DCL family pivots to visit WDW after cancelled cruises

Chad and his family are long term Disney Cruise Line fans, and they have sailed on multiple cruises. Faced with cancelled cruises, they decided it was time to head back to WDW after an 8 year hiatus. Join us as we have fun time talking about some of Chads family’s favorite DCL experiences, along with what it was like to head back down to WDW after a long lay off. So grab your favorite Mickey Ears and fill up that popcorn bucket, we’re headed back down to Walt Disney World to explore the parks and resorts after a long lay off.

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174 Kicking off December with Christy and Chris

We kick off December as Christy and Chris join Steve to discuss a wide variety of topics. We touch on the latest happenings at Meyer Werft and Disneyland, have some fun talking about the Mandalorian, speculate on which of our cruises will sail in 2021, and finish up with some of our favorite Disney Holiday experiences. So pour yourself some eggnog or hot chocolate, and grab your favorite place by the fire, and enjoy a little Disney talk as the Holiday Season kicks off.

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