Jason Solo Show! Is Disney Too Expensive?
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by Phil Schoen & Jason Dodge
2d ago
Jason dishes out some news but digs in to the real question about "Is Disney too expensive?" Discord was talking about a Youtube show from Bright Sun Travels titled "Disney World Has Gotten Too Expensive" and Jason goes through and discusses how he feels about this question. Also new DBC Engagement Challenge. Lin to Bright Sun Travels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiO1a9N65y4 * Reminder to like, subscribe, rate, and review the DBC Pod wherever you get your podcast * Send us an e-mail! .... thedbcpodcast@gmail.com Follow us on social media: - LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/thedbcpod  ..read more
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“Big Little” Things That Still Haven't Returned at Walt Disney World, Disney Q1 Earnings, and Much More!
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by Phil Schoen & Jason Dodge
1w ago
Episode 193 ...  for the week February 12, 2024, and this is what is going on in our Disney World... Disney Q1 Earnings and Announcements - Strong earnings overall for Disney and a few fun and unexpected announcements .... what does this all mean for the future of the parks and when can we expect to see more investments made? Starts @1:42 ... “Big Little” Things That Need to Come Back - Disney Tourist Blog wrote an article identifying a number of "Big Little" things that have not yet returned to Walt Disney World post the pandemic. These small things can have a big impact on your vacati ..read more
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Tiana's Bayou Adventure Opening Soon? Plus EPCOT After Hours Strategies!
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by Phil Schoen & Jason Dodge
2w ago
Episode 192 ...  for the week February 5, 2024, and this is what is going on in our Disney World... Water Added to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure - Construction is moving fast to get Tiana's Bayou Adventure open with water now appearing in the ride and rumors of Cast Member training starting soon. - When do we think the ride might open now and how does this impact travel plans? Starts @3:25 ... Wait times at EPCOT After Hours - Phil has been tracking wait times at the recent EPCOT After Hours event in preparation for his down and back trip. - What would be our strategy for attending this even ..read more
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New Summer Festival Coming to EPCOT? Plus New Details for Tiana's Bayou Adventure Released and Much More!
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by Phil Schoen & Jason Dodge
1M ago
Episode 190 ...  for the week January 22, 2024, and this is what is going on in our Disney World... Planning a Trip with Just After Hours - no Regular Day Tickets - After Hour events will continue into the summer ... given the efficiency of attending these events (and avoiding the hottest parts of the day) could a trip be planned with just doing after hours events, no day tickets? Starts @6:25 ... New Summer Festival at EPCOT Coming? - Flower and Garden Festival dates announced and the festival is ending over a month earlier than in the past ... is this to make way for a new summer fest ..read more
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Free Dining vs Room Discounts and Our Three Wishes for 2024
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by Phil Schoen & Jason Dodge
1M ago
Episode 189 ...  for the week January 15, 2024, and this is what is going on in our Disney World... Free Dining vs Room Only Discounts - Disney released a number of discounts - including a free dining offer. But is this better than a room discount? We crunch the numbers and discuss which situations make one a better option than the other, but also go beyond the numbers to see how each can impact your trip! Starts @2:13 ... Genie+ vs Hoppers - As our touring styles at Walt Disney World evolve we start to value things like park hoppers differently and we compare how spending money on hopp ..read more
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Jason's Trip Report Part II - Including "Hot Takes" and Wrap Up
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by Phil Schoen & Jason Dodge
1M ago
Episode 188 ...  for the week January 8, 2024, and this is what is going on in our Disney World... Changes to Park Reservations, Park Hopping, and Return of the Dining Plan - This week will see a number of changes to Walt Disney World Vacations and we discuss which, if any, will impact how we plan future trips Starts @0:44 ... Jason's Trip Report - Part 2 - Jason finishes his trip report - including how improved weather improved their spirits! Was Jason able to find the Vacation within the Vacation? Starts @4:24 ... Wrap-up and Hot Takes - Jason then gives some overall thoughts from hi ..read more
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Jason's Trip Report - Part 1 and where to view Luminious
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by Phil Schoen & Jason Dodge
1M ago
Episode 187 ...  for the week January 1, 2024, and this is what is going on in our Disney World... Impact of Extreme Crowds on Planning - This past week saw some pretty crazy crowds at Walt Disney World resulting in parks reaching capacity and Genie+ selling out .... how would this impact our planning if we were visiting during a time like this? Starts @1:12 ... DBC Recommends: EPCOT Luminous the Symphony of Us Viewing Location Comparison - Great article by Disney Geek to shares viewing from 6 locations around World Showcase - discusses the view as well as ease of leaving the park after ..read more
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Final Trip Prep Update and Our Community's Predictions for 2024
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by Phil Schoen & Jason Dodge
2M ago
Episode 186 ...  for the week December 18, 2023, and this is what is going on in our Disney World... Jason's Final Trip Preview - Jason is off to Walt Disney World and he provides one final update on his plans Starts @1:44 ... DBC Engagement - 2023 Memories - Our community shares their Disney highlights from 2023 Starts @25:50 ... DBC Engagement - 2024 Predictions - Our community shares their Disney predictions for 2024 Starts @28:12 ... * Reminder to like, subscribe, rate, and review the DBC Pod wherever you get your podcast * Send us an e-mail! .... thedbcpodcast@gmail.com Follow ..read more
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2024 Predictions and Review of Updated EPCOT including Luminous
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by Phil Schoen & Jason Dodge
2M ago
Episode 185 ...  for the week December 11, 2023, and this is what is going on in our Disney World... EPCOT Reactions - EPCOT opened much of World Celebration  and debuted Luminous The Symphony of Us ... what has reaction been and are we more excited to see it in person? Starts @1:19 ... Review Our 2023 Predictions - We look back at the predictions we made a year ago for 2023 - how did we do? What were we right about and what we were way off on? Starts @22:12 ... Make Our 2024 Predictions - We now look ahead to the coming year and makes some predictions about the parks, the movies ..read more
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World Celebration and Luminous Set to Debut and Our Three Priorities Per Park Next Trip
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by Phil Schoen & Jason Dodge
2M ago
Episode 184 ...  for the week December 4, 2023, and this is what is going on in our Disney World... EPCOT Set to Re-Debut - EPCOT is set to open the central part of World Celebration with the Walt the Dreamer statue, debut the new background music loop, and debut Luminous: the Symphony of Us fireworks show ... what are our thoughts/predictions for how it will be received? Starts @0:45 ... Hatbox Ghost installed in the Haunted Mansion in Magic Kingdom - As discussed in the past, the Hatbox Ghost was set to materialize at the Haunted Mansion in Magic Kingdom in a different location than a ..read more
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