Mighty Men of Mouse

This week Team MMOM does a deep dive on the book DisneyWar by James B. Stewart.  Looking at the book affords the Team the opportunity to closely examine the Eisner era.  Kip has the Backpage.

Direct download: MMOM_Episode_0122.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:11pm EDT

Team MMOM takes an in-depth look at hotel ratings and a deep dive AAA Diamond Ratings.  They also take a peek at Fodors, the Unofficial Guide, PassPorter, and aggregators.  Kip ties the record for most Carl Lewis appearances in under a minute.  The News Wheel turns briefly on RCS Champion California Grill and the future of travel agents.  Russ has the backpage.

Direct download: MMOM_Episode_0121.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07pm EDT

Team MMOM plays a new game:  Level it, Keep It, More of it with Epcot.

They discuss what they want gone, what they want to stay exactly the same forever, and what they want to see expanded in everyone’s favorite park.

The Listener Satchel includes some fun new ideas for rich people, tips for beginner’s tips, and an update on the Platinum package.  Dutch has the Backpage.

Direct download: MMOM_Episode_0120.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02pm EDT

This week Team MMOM help you help the people in your life their Beginner’s Guide to Beginner’s Guides to Walt Disney World. The men also talk back at some listeners.

Topics include Testa Bombing, Mike Newelling, our underdeveloped drinking palates, the best place to have a cocktail at the Swalphin, the role of Scotland in the UK Pavilion, L.E.N. criticism, and overaggressive crowd negotiation. Kip has the Backpage.

Direct download: MMOM_Episode_0119.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT

After tackling Epcot Resorts on a budget last week, Team MMOM takes a look at how the other half lives with top shelf experiences that include VIP tours, the Platinum Dining Plan, private planes, and more.

Dutch also shares his experiences planning a last minute trip and the unique challenges that opportunity represents. Russ has the Backpage.

Direct download: MMOM_Episode_0118.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm EDT

Team MMOM takes a look at “travel tips” from a couple of news sources. Issues tackled include the scourge of over-packing, the danger of sneaky wording in hotel ads, ways to lie/cheat/steal/ask for politely hotel upgrades, and what to expect from hotels when traveling.

The boys also do their best Rachel Ray impression and try to get by at the Epcot Resorts on $40 a day. Dutch has the Backpage.

Direct download: MMOM_Episode_0117.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46pm EDT