Episode #11 “Disney Springs with Lou Mongello”

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This week we had the pleasure to talk all things Disney Springs with a dear friend of mine and, as I call him, the Godfather of all Disney podcasts, Lou Mongello.

Lou Mongello

Lou Mongello

We discuss the new additions to Disney Springs and talk about our favorite stores and of course restaurants!

Wolfgang Puck® Express

Wolfgang Puck® Express

Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs

Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs

You can follow Lou and his wonderful podcast, WDWRadio and you can find him on FB, Twitter and Instagram.

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Without further ado, keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times…and enjoy the ride!

Episode #10 “Getting Married At WDW”

This week we are joined by two love birds who 3 years ago said their “I do’s” in the happiest place on earth, Pete and Melyssa Tedone.

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They share with us their perfect day from their beautiful venue at Hollywood Studios…

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To their stunning photo shoot in Magic Kingdom…

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To, of course, the food!

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Pete & Melyssa are also the hosts of the Disney Magic Hour Podcast

and you can find their FB group -> HERE

and their Twitter -> HERE

With Tom we also talk about the latest news from WDW and we welcome our sponsor EJ Cruz from Fairy Tale Concierge

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Episode #9 “A Day In Epcot”

This week we take you with us to the “Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow”…also know as Epcot!

Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

We share our favorite pavilion…can you guess mine? 😉

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Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

Where to eat and most importantly where to find the Croissant Doughnut! (I told you I took a pic of it :p )

Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

And as always we discuss the latest news from Walt Disney World.

But this week we have a question for YOU…when you are in Epcot and arrive at World Showcase do you take a left and go towards the Mexico pavilion, or do you take a right and start with Canada? Tell us in the comments which way you go and why!

Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

As always Thank YOU for the incredible support and love, we couldn’t do this if it wasn’t for all that You do for us!

Here’s a big fat Penguin Hug from us to YOU!

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Episode#8 “An interview with Andrea Farthing”

This week we have the pleasure to chat with Andrea Farthing, an avid runner and Disney lover!

She has done 2 full marathons (one was at Disney), 12 half marathons (5 of them being at Disney) and she did 3 Disney 10K and tons of smaller races.

All together she has already done 35 races!

Andrea Farthing

Andrea Farthing

She just got back from The Dark Side Challenge in Walt Disney World and she’s already signed up to do the Dopey Challenge that consists in a 5k on a Thursday, 10k on a Friday, a half marathon on a Saturday and a full marathon on a Sunday…

I’m pretty sure that classifies her as a superhero…

Andre Farthing crossing the finish line as the prettiest Darth Vader you'll ever see

Andrea Farthing crossing the finish line as the prettiest Darth Vader you’ll ever see

We are also thrilled to share that she’s now our official RunDisney Expert!

We couldn’t be happier to welcome her in our Unleash The Magic family.

She’s a very inspiring person and we are working on some great things together that we’ll be able to share with all of you very soon!

She also makes all her own costumes when she runs any Disney race...yup she's that cool!

She also makes all her own costumes when she runs any Disney race…yup she’s that cool!

You can follow Andrea on Instagram.

And as always me and Tom discuss the latest news coming out of Walt Disney World!

Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

 

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Episode #7 “An Interview with Vito Leanza”

This week we have the pleasure to chat with no others than Vito Leanza.

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Vito has worked for Walt Disney World for over 25 years.

He has started as a tour guide on The Backstage Studio Tour, back at what was then Disney MGM Studios and then moved to Magic Kingdom.

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Vito is an incredibly talented actor, dancer, singer, acrobat, puppeteer, costume maker…the list goes on and on.

Some of his many credits include Broadways shows (Addams Family, Pee Wee Herman On Broadway, Big Fish), national tours (Mary Poppins, Shrek The Musical, The Little Mermaid).

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He’s also responsible for many of the costumes and props during The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade…and yup he was also walk on stilts!

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He’s currently in Atlanta where he is one of the very talented artists restoring the original Muppets donated by the Jim Henson family to the Center for Puppetry Arts and many of those restorations are now on display in the new World of Jim Henson exhibit at the Worlds of Puppetry Museum.

I had the pleasure to direct Vito in a theater show here in NY in 2013 “Family of strangers” (written by John Pastore), and I feel very lucky to call him a friend.

He’s truly a magical person!

You can see Vito’s work on his official website Vito World Productions.

We also cover quite a bit of news coming out of Disney from the announcement of a new themed bar/lounge at Tower of Terror in Hollywood Studios.

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To Ample Hills Creamery opening a bran new ice cream shop at Disney BoardWalk!

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Without further ado, keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times…and enjoy the ride!
 

 

Episode #6 “A Day In Animal Kingdom”

This week we share our typical day at Animal Kingdom…guess what time Tom shows up at the park? :p

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Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

We discuss our favorite rides, attractions and shows.

Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli.

 

And of course our favorite restaurants…and here’s my pic of the delicious Mahi Mahi at Yak&Yeti!

Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

We also discuss quite a bit of news coming out of Disney including the brand new FastPass+ changes.

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Without further ado, keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times…and enjoy the ride!

Episode #5 “A day in Hollywood Studios”

This week we discuss our typical day at Hollywood Studios…can you guess when Tom shows up at the park? 😉

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Photo by Maria Riboli

We share our favorite rides and due to the fact that I’m still unbeaten, I’m confirming that I will be gladly challenge anybody at Toy Story Mania!

Photo by Maria Riboli

Photo by Maria Riboli

We also discuss quite a bit of news coming out of Walt Disney World, from lots of closings coming up at Hollywood Studios (but only to make room for Toy Story and Star Wars land) to the new Lego minifigures collection of Disney characters and much more!

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Without further ado, keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times…and enjoy the ride!

Episode #4 “A day in the Magic Kingdom”

This week we are joined by Pete Tedone from “LastGen Podcast” as we discuss a typical day in the Magic Kingdom.

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We bring you three different point of views when it comes to enjoying the park.

Tom shares his experience in going to MK with teenagers, Pete discusses enjoying the park with his lovely bride Melyssa and I give you my tips on how to relax and have fun if you do a solo trip.

We also discuss quite a bit of news coming out of Walt Disney World, from new paid after and before hours events, to the dates for this year

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

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and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

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Without further ado, keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times…and enjoy the ride!

 

 

 

Episode #3 “Prep & Pack”

In this week’s episode we give you our tips on how to prepare for your next trip to WDW and what to pack in your suitcase.

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Tom has an interesting tip that involves waking everybody up in his family, at the crack of dawn, for a week before going to the parks…you gonna have to listen to figure out why 😉

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And I give you my tips on how to avoid feeling a bit queasy on some of the most ‘active’ rides!

So put on your (mouse) earbuds and enjoy the ride!

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Episode #2 “Zootopia review”

This week we are sharing our thoughts about the biggest blockbuster for Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Zootopia“!

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See how many gummy bears Maria gives to the movie 😉

Also Tom shares some important news coming out of Walt Disney World, keeping you informed on all magical things.

You will also hear Maria share some exciting news regarding “Star Wars Sketch Night” happening on April 2nd at LIGeek.

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For more infos visit www.longislandgeek.com

 

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We’ll leave you with a beautiful quote from Zootopia…till next week, folks…

Life’s a little bit messy. We all make mistakes. No matter what type of animal you are, change starts with you.”

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