Mighty Men of Mouse: Your Unofficial Walt Disney World Podcast

Dutch is doing something exciting all by himself.  Like a big boy. 

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We've got news on Big Thunder Mountain and our humble suggestion on how to spend $40 in a Magic Kingdom day.

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This week the team discusses Test Track and what they'd like for Christmas.  The boys also talk a little about the Middle Earth kiosk.

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Listen to the guys draft experiences in Epcot.  Kip is super slow.  Like really slow.  Might want to listen to his parts at 2x speed.

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Do you know what a wookie is?  Let Dutch tell you.

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This week the team looks back at Ghosts of Disney's Acquisitions Past.  Topics include Pixar, Marvel, The Muppets and more.

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This week the team looks at what they learned in the last year and a half.  Russ also touches on Parks merchandise.

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This week the Team plans out Steve-o's trek through three parks in one day.

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Disney Food Blog map.  Preview of Food and Wine carts for Ireland and team rules.  Russ also walks the team through the Canada Pavilion.  We close out with a look at the France's offerings during the Food and Wine Festival.

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The Team tackles why the question of why is Disney playing defense on a casino in Florida.  There's also a segment on Epcot's recent milestone.

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This week each member of the teams drafts their own perfect day in the Magic Kingdom.

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This week the Team does the China Pavillion.  Kip brings a fun idea to the table and Russ and Dutch take a swing at it.  The show closes with Russ going off on a bit of news.

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Shout out!  The crew discusses Dutch's lack of fitness and how they will have to prepare for the Ultimate Magic Kingdom Touring Plan.  The team also discusses how their prep is and isn't different for most tours.

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This week the team discusses the big Be Our Guest news which dovetails with a discussion of tradition and notions of nostalgia with the WDW community.  The show closes with a diversion into the world of cinema.

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Kip!  Discussion of the DVC secondary market and all you care to enjoy  of Mayor Bloomberg.

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Dutch has a last minute surprise.  He shares some of the details and a little bit of a speed bump he ran into.  Kip goes super in-depth on the realities, positive and negative, of DVC.

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This week the boys take a look at Norway, which is most likely not Sweden.  Dutch also shares some of his ADR info and what he's looking forward to in Fantasyland Expansion.  We close out by doing a little talk about Fall 2013.  Also, feel free to check out Man vs. Clogs

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Steve-o!  A legend finally comes on board to discuss the Values, water parks, the Spirit of Aloha and Harry Potter.

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Dutch is going to the World in January 2013 and has some updates.  They include some news on the Dolphin Grand Suite, how nice it is to look at  floorplans, frustration with ADRs and not having park hours.  There's also some news on JetBlue coming to Providence.  The show closes with some hotel discussions based on the team's new life circumstances.

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In this SUPER EXPLICIT episode, the Team has a little Book Club style discussion of the Dark Side of Disney by Leonard Kinsey.  Discussion includes who the book is for and the value of Kinsey's advice.   There is also discussion on news on the Be Our Guest Restaurant.

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This week the boys continue ambling around the World and take a look at the Japan Pavillion.  Kip also revisits his trip to Disneyland.

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This week the team discusses Married to the Mouse by Richard Fogelsong and the issues that it raises.  Topics include a cost-benefit analysis on the resort's effect on its neighbors and mag-lev trains.  The show closes with the deciding match for the RCS Championship.  Complete with montage!

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Know someone who is down in WDW?  Looking for ideas to make it special?  Look no further.  This week the boys go over some ideas to help make trips for others special.  There is also a huge announcement concerning the ladies and, in an absolutely unrelated note, there is a fun discussion on touring with pregnant people.

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This week the teams look at how AAA crafts their diamond ratings for restaurants.  Lots of restaurant and value talk.  Also, either Tusker House or the Yachtsman Steakhouse will punch their ticket to the RCS Championship match.

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A Bastille Day look at the France Pavillion and a new game called Who Wore It Best!  The show closes out with a discussion on recent theme park data.

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AMERICA!  The American Pavillion!  That's so Merica!  Illuminations:  Heartbeat of Freedom!  Celebrate America -- A 4th of July Concert in the Sky!  Goosebumps!  Movies that are America!  AMERICA!

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A lively discussion about the most recent Walt Disney World park tickets price increase and the media's coverage of it.  The team also has a listener e-mail about going to the World in November.  Dutch also shares some tips in our Disney Tech Corner.  Finally, the boys celebrate their ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY with a unique twist.

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This week the Team discusses the psychology of waiting in line.  In a discussion lead by Russ, topics include xPass, what Walt Disney World does right, and ways to improve difficult waiting situations.  Kip also shares information on the Swan and Dolpin's "Be Green and Save Green" program.  Finally, Cali v. Boma in the RCS.

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This week we finish up Kip's trip report.  Topics include thoughts on hotels, Gary Sinese and rude guests.  The show devolves into a discussion of resort courtesy.  Here at Mighty Men of Mouse, we always know what we want.

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Kip is back and ready to talk about dining.  Returning after a 14-year layoff, Kip lets the team know how much he loved the food.  The RCS also rolls with Le Cellier going against the Yachtsman Steakhouse.

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This week Team Mighty takes a walk through the Italy Pavillion in Epcot.  Russ also shares his recent attempt at a unique challenge that he took on in April.  Finally, the team also answers a listener e-mail about ticket brokers.  There's also a bonus restaurant review of the San Angel Inn.

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This week the boys play a game of WDW Would You Rather with a platinum twist.  Topics include VIP tours, Wishes Cruises, the Platinum Dining Plan, and 1st Class Air.  The boys also fill in the blanks on some newish news.

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The boys discuss the E-mail of the Week from Admiral Ackbar who is rightly interested in the likelihood of Star Wars Land coming to Walt Disney World.  Dutch and Russ also finish their preview of the Studios and Epcot for the Springfields.  Finally, Russ has some thoughts on the effects of the closure of Test Track on park patterns.

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This week Russ and Dutch let Mr. and Dr. Springfield know what's what in the Magic Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom.

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The Boys discuss the ins and outs of the Mexico Pavilion in honor of Cinco de Mayo.  The RCS rolls into the Elite Eight with Cali Grill, the Crystal Palace, Sanaa and Boma.  Also the boys discuss alcohol in the Magic Kingdom.

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Exciting news about when we post new podcast episodes.  Yak and Yeti battles Chick-fil-A.  Russ shares his sad news about his Yacht Club Conundrum.  The boys tackle a lengthy listener e-mail about visiting during Christmas.  The episode closes with Mama Melrose taking on Tusker House.

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Dutch shares some information on Walt Disney World Premium VIP tours.  The Boys discuss whether or not they think it's worth it.  Also, Russ unveils our offering for the e-mail of the week.  Finally, Kip brings the team all the haps about Cars Land in Anaheim.

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Mighty Men of Mouse:  Episode 0046 --Southwest Persons of Size and Restaurant Chat

This week feature Blue Zoo taking on Le Cellier in the Restaurant Challenge Series.  Yachtsman also does battle with Beaches and Cream.  We also learn how Russ and Mrs. Russ pick their restaurants.  We close out with a lesson in fat guy seats on Southwest.

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Mighty Men of Mouse:  Episode 0045 -- Ladies Night

In this April Fools insprised episode, the Mighty Maidens of Mouse discuss Blue Zoo, The Fountain, who they believe should win the RCS, and what it's like to be married to such super hunks.

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Mighty Men of Mouse:  Episode 0044 -- Friday Night's Alright for the Richard Petty Driving Experience and a special look at Habit Heros.

This week the boys discuss the Richard Petty Driving Experience, Danica Patrick, welded doors, skinny jeans, and Habit Heros.

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This week the boys go over a trip report from Steve-o.  Topics coverred include the underrated-ness of Disney's Animal Kingdom, the overratted-ness of Disney's Hollywood Studios, the Spirit of Aloha Dinner, and much more.

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Mighty Men of Mouse:  Episode 0042 -- Victoria and Alberts and the United Kingdom

Topics this week include Victoria and Alberts and a recent bit of Disney advertising.  The boys also take a more thorough look at the United Kingdom pavillion.

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California Grill attempts to curb stomp Citricos in another Restaurant Challenge Series match up.  Kip also shares a new prism to look through when analyzing the money value of time in Walt Disney World.  Dutch also has his own Moneyball and WDW scheme.  The Big & Tall 3 also talk about their best values and worst values in Walt Disney World.

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This week the Big & Tall 3 review the newest feature straight out of Len Testa's magic brain:  optimized touring plans.  The Team also discusses the latest and greatest in FASTPASS changes.

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This week the boys follow up on discussion of what goes into AAA's Hotel Diamond Ratings.  The RCS rolls on with Whispering Canyon Cafe taking on the Crystal Palace.

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A discussion to salute the exemplary BetaMouse podcast.

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Title says it all.  Keeping it sexy in the World.

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Kip has some news on his own trip to the World and Russ shares some bits of news.

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This week the boys discuss the best way to plan for the big money required for the World and ways to reduce the sting.d

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Russ is back up with a Friday Night's Alright and more RCS!

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A recent episode of WDW Today leads the boys in a discussion of ethical qunadries faced by travelers to the World.

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Uh oh.  Kip is going to be around for Star Wars Weekend and we prep him on what to expect.  The RCS also comes down the valiant Mounted Police riding on the Wehrmacht.  Chaos ensues in this episode of Mighty Men of Mouse.

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