Sep 212016
 

Our family loves Christmas ornaments which can be expensive. We have found that key chains and bookmarks can be a less costly alternative. If you don’t want to hang them on the tree with the key ring you can always remove it with needle nose wire pliers and hang with ribbon. (Submitted by Rhonda)

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Episode 1068 – Would You Rather?

Mike, Rikki, and Pam are back and ready to have some fun before the weekend!  We are playing, “Would You Rather?”  Trader Sam’s or Nomad Lounge?  Disney Magic or Disney Dream?  7 Nights with no WDW Parks or 4 Days with the Parks?  Hear these propositions and more.

The Be Our Guest Podcast is hosted by Disney lover Mike and co-hosted by fellow Disney aficionados Pam and Rikki. The show covers everything from listener experiences to questions about how to make the most of your dream trip to the world! We hope you will join us each week as we share our love of all things Disney and hope you will share yours as well.

The BOGP family has members from all over the world and we hope you will join us!

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Sep 212016
 

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Last week, you could find Ms. Lost getting ready to rock out on Rock n’ Roller Coaster. Congratulations to Sheryl H.

This week, Ms. Lost could be found grabbing a snack. Where was she?

If you think that you can help, please email your answer to: lost@themouseforless.com

Send in your guess by October 1. Please be as specific as possible, noting not only the park but the specific ride, attraction, or section where the picture was taken. For instance, instead of saying, “Magic Kingdom,” say, “At Magic Kingdom at Jungle Cruise” (which isn’t this week’s answer). One random entry from all correct entries will receive a Disney prize pack.

 

Sep 212016
 

By Roye Ann Morris

 

As I was getting ready to plan our next trip to Disney World, my mind wandered to previous trips and some of my favorite things that are no more.  I began to dig through scrapbooks and photo albums, searching for pictures of long-gone attractions and shows that my family and I had enjoyed through the years. Here are a few of my favorites!

Disney Dollars

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We loved collecting these as we waited for our next Disney trip. Although they are no longer available, Disney will still honor any you might have. I think I’ll keep these, though; the memory is worth more than anything the dollars might buy!

River Country and Discovery Island

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This is a pamphlet dated 1983. A one-day pass to Magic Kingdom or Epcot was $15 for adults, $14 for juniors, and $12 for children. We never made it to River Country, but Discovery Island was amazing! I still remember my mom posing for this picture, and shortly after it was taken being bitten by an emu she was trying to feed. Being an animal lover, the day we spent here was pure joy for me. I was very sad to see Discovery Island close, but I take every chance I can to visit Animal Kingdom!

Dreamfinder and Figment

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This is from the newspaper Disney used to print for guests, dated March 4-17, 1983. As I’ve said before, these two characters and the original Journey into Imagination were my absolute favorite things about Epcot. We always set aside time to play in the pavilion after the ride, and I was thrilled when my kids were able to get a picture with Figment on one of our trips. I really believe that if the original ride came back, people would fall in love with it again!

Epcot Restaurants

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This little folded pamphlet included tips on planning your visit and a list of Epcot Center counter service restaurants. Some of the tips inside it were: “Visit Magic Kingdom in the morning and Epcot Center in the afternoon. Take in the wonders of Future World later in the day. Make your dinner reservations at Earth Station before 10 A.M. World Showcase dinner reservations may also be made at City Hall in the Magic Kingdom.” My, how things have changed! Can you imagine Le Cellier as a counter service spot?

 

The Waterfalls in the Polynesian Lobby

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My family took a picture in this spot every time we were in the Polynesian. It was truly one of my favorite places in the World; beautiful, serene, a kind of oasis in the middle of busyness. Although the new lobby is also beautiful with its wide-open spaces and bright colors, this may be the thing I miss the most.

Random Character Photo Ops

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While I realize that having a schedule for character appearances makes it easier to plan your day, happening upon a character as he (she? it?) walked through the park was always a fun surprise. We always felt like we had won a prize if we were the first or second in line when a character appeared.  Even if you didn’t necessarily know exactly who it was…. Does anybody know who this is??

Maelstrom in Norway

Of our favorite rides, although more recent than the other memories. I do love “Frozen”, but I am sad that people will not get to ride through the beauty that was Maelstrom, and was very sorry to see it “Disappear, Disappear”! Although I am definitely looking forward to the new “Frozen” attraction on our upcoming trip!

Well, enough reminiscing for one article. I’m still looking for pictures of other favorites: Orange Bird, Horizons, World of Motion, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride….what are your favorite bygone attractions at Disney?

Sep 012016
 

When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle! – Jiminy Cricket

 

Q. I have a trip planned for the week after Thanksgiving this year.  I’ve noticed that Hollywood Studios is listed to close at 7pm most nights and doesn’t have any Star Wars fireworks scheduled.  This is high on our priority list for my 7 year old son.  Will they be showing them and will they be at 7pm (park closing)? (Submitted by Jamie W.)

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Sep 012016
 

To help catch drips from popsicles, Mickey Bars, etc… use a drink lid (like you would get at the soda fountain or quick service location)… simply invert and put the stick through the “X” and voila… drip catcher! (Submitted by Laura C.)

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Episode 1059 – WDW Nostalgia Vs. Universal Hipness

We are very excited to have Listener John from Wisconsin joining us today to lead a fun discussion about the nostalgia of Walt Disney World Vs. the cutting-edge experiences at Universal parks.  Is one better than the other?  Does one experience preclude the enjoyment of the other?
The Be Our Guest Podcast is hosted by Disney lover Mike and co-hosted by fellow Disney aficionados Pam and Rikki. The show covers everything from listener experiences to questions about how to make the most of your dream trip to the world! We hope you will join us each week as we share our love of all things Disney and hope you will share yours as well.

The BOGP family has members from all over the world and we hope you will join us!

Listen to us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Be Our Guest Podcast!