Episode 119: 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Hunger Games

Welcome to the MouseQuest Podcast- Your guide in the quest for the perfect Disney vacation. This is episode number 119. Happy Hunger Games! Today we will be will be participating in the Third Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Hunger Games. Food items from each booth will be pitted against each other to find out what the ultimate snack is for the 2015 season. Will Cheddar Cheese Soup come reclaim her lost title?? Only time will tell!

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Episode 118: Mom’s Panel Round 2 Video Advice

Welcome to the MouseQuest Podcast- Your guide in the quest for the perfect Disney vacation. This is episode number 118. This is a special week for us because The Disney Parks Moms Panel just sent out their Round 2 Acceptance emails. If you’re not familiar with the Disney Parks Moms Panel, it’s a group of moms, dads, parents, and grandparents who come together online to answer your Disney questions. You can find answers to all things Disney at their website: www.DisneyParksMomsPanel.com. Those Disney Moms and Dads who received the much anticipated “YES” email are probably beginning to stress about what the next set of essay questions will be, and how you’re going to film your video. We thought it would be great to share our best tips for creating a great video and hopefully that may relieve some of your stress.

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Episode 117: WDW Fall Preview

Welcome to the MouseQuest Podcast- Your guide in the quest for the perfect Disney vacation. This is episode number 117. This week on the show we are going to preview upcoming events for the months of September, October, and November. Fall is a great time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort, and there are many great events coming up. We’ll let you know what we’re looking forward to over the next three months and what you can expect in regards to upcoming events, crowds, and weather.

Appearing this week are Amy Bechtol, Dawn Gosdin, Rich Grady, and Marci Smith.

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MouseQuest on Twitter: @MQPodcast

Amy Bechtol on Twitter: @uccats97

Dawn Gosdin on Twitter: @logpey Blog: Dawn’s Dorky Diary

Rich Grady on Twitter: @michigansahd

To submit a question for the show, please go to the MouseQuest Podcast website, or send an email to question@mqpodcast.com.

Episode 116: D23 Expo Park News Round-up

Welcome to the MouseQuest Podcast- Your guide in the quest for the perfect Disney vacation. This is episode number 116. In this episode, we are going to be discussing some incredibly exciting new developments coming to the Disney Parks. This August, thousands of Disney fans attended the 2015 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. Guests at the Expo enjoyed hearing about many amazing things, including some long circulated rumors are now becoming reality. We look forward to sharing our opinions with you as we look at some of the details that were shared with Disney’s biggest fans.

Appearing this week are Amy Bechtol, Dawn Gosdin, Rich Grady, and David Smith.

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MouseQuest on Twitter: @MQPodcast

Amy Bechtol on Twitter: @uccats97

Dawn Gosdin on Twitter: @logpey Blog: Dawn’s Dorky Diary

Rich Grady on Twitter: @michigansahd

To submit a question for the show, please go to the MouseQuest Podcast website, or send an email to question@mqpodcast.com.

Episode 115: What to Pack – In the Parks

Welcome to the MouseQuest Podcast- Your guide in the quest for the perfect Disney vacation. This is episode number 115. Today we are going be continuing our ‘What to Pack’ series and discuss what we think are the most important items you need to have in your bag when visiting the Disney parks. I’m sure some of you (including Dave) like to pack as little as possible, so we’re going to keep our choice of items to 10 or less. So whether you prefer the hottest Disney Dooney, or a fanny pack we think these items are definitely worth taking along.

Appearing this week are Amy Bechtol, Dawn Gosdin, Rich Grady, and Marci Smith.

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MouseQuest on Twitter: @MQPodcast

Amy Bechtol on Twitter: @uccats97

Dawn Gosdin on Twitter: @logpey Blog: Dawn’s Dorky Diary

Rich Grady on Twitter: @michigansahd

To submit a question for the show, please go to the MouseQuest Podcast website, or send an email to question@mqpodcast.com.

Episode 114: Top 5 Pixar Films and Shorts

Welcome to the MouseQuest Podcast- Your guide in the quest for the perfect Disney vacation. This is episode number 114. Today we are going to be talking about the Best of the Best of Pixar. From Toy Story to Inside Out, Pixar has created some of the most amazing, memorable, and tear-jerking animated films and shorts of all time. To celebrate the release of it’s 15th feature film, Inside Out, we have decided to share our Top 5 Pixar feature films and Top 5 Pixar short films. We definitely recommend that you take the time to watch all of their films, but especially the ones we’re about to discuss.

Appearing this week are Amy Bechtol, Dawn Gosdin, Rich Grady, and Marci Smith.

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MouseQuest on Twitter: @MQPodcast

Amy Bechtol on Twitter: @uccats97

Dawn Gosdin on Twitter: @logpey Blog: Dawn’s Dorky Diary

Rich Grady on Twitter: @michigansahd

To submit a question for the show, please go to the MouseQuest Podcast website, or send an email to question@mqpodcast.com.

Episode 113: Our Disney Stories

Welcome to the MouseQuest Podcast- Your guide in the quest for the perfect Disney vacation. This is episode number 113. Now, you may have been listening to our show since the very first podcast we did almost three years ago. If you haven’t, you may be wondering who we are and exactly how we all came to be doing this podcast. Today we’re going to let you in on our personal Disney stories and hopefully, you’ll get to know each of us a little better.

Appearing this week are Amy Bechtol, Dawn Gosdin, Rich Grady, and Marci Smith.

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MouseQuest on Twitter: @MQPodcast

Amy Bechtol on Twitter: @uccats97

Dawn Gosdin on Twitter: @logpey Blog: Dawn’s Dorky Diary

Rich Grady on Twitter: @michigansahd

To submit a question for the show, please go to the MouseQuest Podcast website, or send an email to question@mqpodcast.com.

Episode 112: What to Expect When Expecting at Disney

Welcome to the MouseQuest Podcast- Your guide in the quest for the perfect Disney vacation. This is episode number 112. In this episode we’re going to be talking about visiting Walt Disney world during pregnancy. You may remember that we did do a show on this topic way back in Episode 63, but we wanted to revisit it. Each year, Thousands of families come to the Disney Parks, and many of them are moms-to-be. We’re excited to share tips for these special ladies and their families, and hope our personal experiences help make your next Disney vacation the best one yet! Questions this week include:

  • I know you have visited the Disney parks while pregnant, and I think a lot of guests what to know ‘what to expect when they’re expecting’ – are there ‘safe’ rides for them? are there areas where they can rest?
  • What tips can you share about staying comfortable and healthy while making the most out of a Disney vacation? What should someone do if they start to feel sick or have health concerns?
  • What is the number one tip you can give for fathers-to-be?
  • What is your number one thing you think a mom-to-be should know before traveling?

Appearing this week are Amy Bechtol, Rich Grady, Linda Scruggs, and Marci Smith.

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MouseQuest on Twitter: @MQPodcast

Amy Bechtol on Twitter: @uccats97

Dawn Gosdin on Twitter: @logpey Blog: Dawn’s Dorky Diary

Rich Grady on Twitter: @michigansahd

To submit a question for the show, please go to the MouseQuest Podcast website, or send an email to question@mqpodcast.com.

Episode 111: WDW Summer Preview

Welcome to the MouseQuest Podcast- Your guide in the quest for the perfect Disney vacation. This is episode number 111. With summer quickly approaching we’re going to give you a preview of events that are going on during the months of June, July, and August. The kids are out of school, the parks are open late, and there are some really fun seasonal things happening as well. Topics this week include:

  • Let’s start with the month of June. What special events are happening this month and what can we expect to see in regards to crowds and weather?
  • As we move into July it becomes hotter and more crowded. Are there any special things going on during that time?
  • August is a very interesting month because you’ll see a big difference in crowds depending on when you decide to go. Amy, can you tell us what we can expect in August?

Appearing this week are Amy Bechtol, Dawn Gosdin, Rich Grady, and Marci Smith.

Connect with us!

MouseQuest on Twitter: @MQPodcast

Amy Bechtol on Twitter: @uccats97

Dawn Gosdin on Twitter: @logpey Blog: Dawn’s Dorky Diary

Rich Grady on Twitter: @michigansahd

To submit a question for the show, please go to the MouseQuest Podcast website, or send an email to question@mqpodcast.com.

Episode 110: Visiting Walt Disney World with Life Threatening Food Allergies

Welcome to the MouseQuest Podcast- Your guide in the quest for the perfect Disney vacation. This is episode number 110. This week on the show we are going to discuss what it’s like to visit Walt Disney World with severe food allergies. There are so many families who deal with life threatening sensitivities to certain foods and although planning a vacation around that can seem intimidating, we want you to know that it does not have to be overwhelming. Walt Disney World has been described as one of the most accommodating destinations for guests with food allergies, and we’re happy to share our personal experiences with you. Questions this week include:

  • What is your personal experience with food allergies?
  • If someone suffers from life threatening food allergies, what steps should they take before their visit?
  • What is the process for dealing with food allergies at a table service restaurant? Counter service?
  • Do you have any tips for avoiding cross contamination in the parks?
  • What would you say to families with life threatening food allergies who may feel apprehensive about taking a Disney vacation?
  • What is your #1 tip for a family visiting Walt Disney World with food allergies?

If you are planning to visit Walt Disney World and and suffer from food allergies, these quick tips can help you!

1. Visit the Special Dietary Requests page on the Walt Disney World website.
2. Contact the Special Diets Team at Special.Diets@DisneyWorld.com, or by phone at (407) 824-5967.
3. When making Dining Reservations, be sure to make note of any allergies you may have and request a consultation with the chef.  You can make dining reservations by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463. You can also make reservations online HERE.

Have a wonderful trip!!

Appearing this week are Amy Bechtol, Rich Grady, and Marci Smith, along with special guests Janice Brady from Adult Side of Disney, Suzanne Chan from Mom Confessionals.com, and Anastasia Weis from Teacups and Turkey Legs.

Connect with us!

MouseQuest on Twitter: @MQPodcast

Amy Bechtol on Twitter: @uccats97

Dawn Gosdin on Twitter: @logpey Blog: Dawn’s Dorky Diary

Rich Grady on Twitter: @michigansahd

To submit a question for the show, please go to the MouseQuest Podcast website, or send an email to question@mqpodcast.com.