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The DCL Dude Podcast is a show dedicated to all things Disney Cruise Line! We will talk recent DCL news, share travel tips, interview guests, go over the best and worst (ok, mostly best) that DCL has to offer, share trip reports, and hopefully interact with you, the listener! Follow us on Twitter (@theDCLdude) or like us on Facebook (facebook.com/dcldudepodcast)!
 
Disney enthusiasts and best friends Francine and Carrie share laughs, positivity and fun on every episode. They cover a variety of topics including trip reports, Disney tips and tricks, special guests and so much more. If you're planning your vacation or just want to some more Disney in your days - this is the podcast for you!
 
Just a girl from the Midwest trying to live a fabulous Disney life and help others achieve it as well! Starting from scratch and just being my true self trying to make Disney magic happen and bring the world along with me :-). Any Donations are greatly appreciated to help keep the podcast going - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/everydaydiz
 
Turkey Leg Talk (formerly known as the Ear To There Disney Podcast) has been bringing you the magic of Walt Disney World, Disneyland, the Disney Cruise Line, and the films of Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel since 2016. Listen and subscribe for Disney topics including vacation planning, trivia, celebrity interviews, resort reviews, and reports on Disney attractions, restaurants, and food. Hosted by Disney expert and former WDW cast member Phil Gramlich, this show is fun for all ages and will he ...
 
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Carrie and Fran have been to Walt Disney World hundreds of times between them, but they haven't done it all! After a listener suggested a "never have I ever" episode they knew they had to do it. It's a bit crazy to hear what they haven't done on all their trips and if there are any they are going to cross off the list before the end of 2022. The la…
 
Carrie has returned from a very "Royal" vacation and is sharing her thoughts on her Royal Caribbean cruise! Find out what the highlights were and how it compared to other cruise lines. After her cruise she was off to Universal Orlando and made sure to experience Volcano Bay. Hear all about her trip on this episode. Find Francine and Carrie online: …
 
In this week's episode, Alyssa and I are recapping our recent 3-Night Very Merrytime Bahamian cruise from Port Canaveral. It was the first-ever Very Merrytime cruise for the Disney Wish and we had an amazing voyage. Tune in to hear all about it! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Don't forget to connect with the show on Twitter and Instagram @theDCLdude…
 
Carrie and Fran are getting in the holiday spirit! They're sharing the top 5 reasons to visit Walt Disney World during the holiday season. From their favourite trees to treats and sweaters - there is something for everyone! Show Notes: The bathroom episode the ladies are taking about is episode 171 Find Francine and Carrie online: Website: https://…
 
Join me in welcoming today's exciting guest Brenda O'Brien! Her wizardry as a hair and makeup artist has been showcased on Broadway in Disney Theatricals, on international tours, and on the Disney Cruise Lines. Her versatility, expertise, and charm as a performer add a special magic to everything she touches. And she's FULL of delightful surprises!…
 
Mickey Mouse collector Paul Bottos is joining Carrie and Fran to talk about the obscure items in his collection. With over 10,000 Mickey Mouse items, you know there are some that just make you say "huh?". Paul shares some of the unique things that he has found over the years of collecting and you might be surprised what Mickey Mouse was associated …
 
My guest this week, Casey, recently cruised with her family on the Disney Wish with a Halloween on the High Seas theme. We get into all the details about the decorations, events, and activities! The Halloween season is over for the Disney Cruise Line fleet, but I wanted to get the scoop before we move into Very Merrytime season! Enjoy! Don't forget…
 
Fran thinks this topic is long overdue, but Carrie doesn't agree! The ladies are talking all about the restrooms in the 4 parks at Walt Disney World. Which ones are their favourites? Which ones are the most convenient? Are some of them too small? They are sharing ALL of their tips and tricks and what YOU need to know about the park restrooms. Show …
 
This week the ladies are taking a quiz to find out how well they know the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. But before the quiz they share the future plans for the podcast and the topics they want to cover. Show Notes: Find the quiz on AllEars.net The podcast accessory the ladies were talking about is the Rodecaster Pro Francine's Hairdresser is …
 
Disney parks have increased prices on food, drinks and Disney Genie and the ladies share what they think and it isn't all positive! Have Facebook groups ruined the Disney planning experience? Also, Francine shares her New York adventures and sailing on Norwegian Cruise Line. What is it like to do a NON Disney Cruise? Carrie is surprised by some of …
 
The ladies discuss how awkward they feel about their upcoming non-Disney trips before they take a Disney Parks blog quiz! Show Notes: Find Francine's posts about her trip on the Playcation Travel social media here Find Francine and Carrie online: Website: https://PixieDustFan.com Instagram: @PixieDustFan Carrie on Instagram: @MuppetCrazy Facebook: …
 
The September 26 cruise on the Disney Wish got a bit of an itinerary change when it was announced that the ship wouldn't be able to return to Port Canaveral on its scheduled date. My friend, Chris, joins me in this episode to talk about the experience onboard. Don't forget to connect with the show on Twitter and Instagram @theDCLdude, or on Faceboo…
 
After a full trip at Walt Disney World Dustin is sharing some of the experiences that the ladies haven't done including dining at Victoria and Alberts! Show Notes: Find Dustin at Steps to Magic online and on Facebook and Instagram Carrie's contacts are made by Bausch + Lomb and are called Bio True Fran's Wasp problem was solved by Power Pest Contro…
 
After attending the D23 Expo the ladies are sharing their thoughts on the park announcements. Were they really 'expo worthy' announcements? Or were they a little lackluster? Carrie and Fran share their opinions and what they are most excited about! Show Notes: The list of announcements used as reference were from WDW News Today Francine's pixie dus…
 
I had the opportunity to attend the D23 Expo in Anaheim a couple weeks ago and got to be there in person when all of the Disney Cruise annoucements were made! In this episode, I am providing a recap of my experiences at the Expo, along with my thoughts and reactions to the Disney Cruise annoucements that were made. I hope you enjoy! Don't forget to…
 
Carrie and Fran were in Disneyland park on Disney plus day and are sharing their experiences (including a ride evacuation!). Also on this episode is a full review of their 3 days at the D23 Expo including shopping, Muppets, parks panel and celebrity sightings! Show Notes: The podcast episodes referenced on this episode: Elantrice is dizthrubrowneye…
 
Today I talk about the Disney + Series “Behind the Attraction” and the Jungle Cruise ride as the first attraction in the series. I talk about all the history, creation, and background to the ride that is discussed in the series. The news for the week is about the new Star Wars Disney + Series, Andor that premieres on September 21, 2002. Sit tight a…
 
Carrie and Fran have arrived at the Disneyland Hotel and are sharing their adventures at Disney's California Adventure Park. From lunch at the Lamplight Lounge, World of Color and the Oogie Boogie Bash in the middle of a heat wave, they're sharing their reviews! Find Francine and Carrie online: Website: https://PixieDustFan.com Instagram: @PixieDus…
 
Today I talk about my Final Disney World Trip Planning Session that I had with my family over Labor Day weekend. We ironed out the last important details of the trip and I was inspired to try thing about some new ways to try to make it more fun and exciting in the future and for our trip. The news for the week is about the things that excited me th…
 
In this week's episode, I'm joined by former Disney Imagineer, Theron Skees. Theron was the Vice President, Portfolio Creative Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering before leaving the company in 2020. He was involved with many Disney Cruise projects over the course of his career and has a lot of great insights about the design of the Disney Wish. P…
 
It's finally time for Carrie and Fran to return to Disneyland together! This is the start of the trip and there are already shenanigans! Find Francine and Carrie online: Website: https://PixieDustFan.com Instagram: @PixieDustFan Carrie on Instagram: @MuppetCrazy Facebook: Pixie Dust Fan Pixie Dust Fan Facebook group: PixieDustFanGroup Support Pixie…
 
Carrie and Fran are preparing for their Disneyland trip that is only a few days away. They have park time planned and finish the week at the D23 Expo - but are they ready? They're sharing what's left on the to-do list. Also, the ladies are contemplating if they resemble 2 very famous best friends. Show Notes: The clip from the beginning of the podc…
 
Today I talk about the Disney Pixar movie: Lightyear that is currently on Disney+. This story is about Buzz Lightyear the space ranger and the movie that Andy watched that made him want to get a Buzz Lightyear toy. It has a lot of fun and exciting twists for all ages. The news for the week is about the improvements to the Walt Disney World Park Res…
 
I'm joined in this week's episode by my friend, Chris, who recently sailed to Alaska with his family aboard the Disney Wonder. This was the Wonder's first season in Alaska in almost three years, so I was excited to hear about the cruise experience. Hope you enjoy! Don't forget to connect with the show on Twitter and Instagram @theDCLdude, or on Fac…
 
Carrie and Fran are challenging each other to discover what is important to them. They have to come up with 5 things that they would spend their money on for $19.99 or less. It could be food, a souvenir or an experience - but each item must be under budget. Show Notes: The Marshmallows Fran gave Carrie from Disney Springs were from wondermade.com/d…
 
Today I talked about the Disney movie Rise that is currently on Disney+ and Hulu. This story is about the Antetokounmpo family and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s draft into the NBA. The news for this week is about why I missed putting out an episode last week (I’m sorry ☹) and just that everyone needs to watch the I Am Groot shorts on Disney+ 😊. Sit tight…
 
Carrie travels to Walt Disney World for the Disney pin event and the two pals got to spend some time together. There were fries, waffles, marshmallows and cheesecake - and some other stuff they did! Find out all about day 1 at the pin event and how they handled the weather on this episode. Show Notes: The Marshmallows from Disney Springs were from …
 
After planning her Walt Disney World trip in 8 days, Francine has arrived! She's sharing her experience using Magic Band + as well as her ride on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at Epcot. Was it something she would recommend to others? Carrie and Fran compare notes and there may be a spoiler or two! Find Francine and Carrie online: Website: …
 
Today I talked about the Disney Magic Quest Episodes that are on Disney+ and the Disney Channel. The Holiday Magic Quests are available right now on Disney+, but the Summer Magic Quest is only currently available on the Disney Channel. The news for this week is about current and upcoming Lego sets and about shopping for Disney products when they ar…
 
In this week's episode, I'm brining you my full review of the Disney Wish! From staterooms, to dining, to entertainiment, to the pool deck, tune in to find out my thoughts on Disney Cruise Line's newest ship! Don't forget to connect with the show on Twitter and Instagram @theDCLdude, or on Facebook at facebook.com/dcldudepodcast. If you have any id…
 
Carrie is sharing all that she knows about MagicBand + and the ladies are debating if it's all that it should be. Fran is sharing how she planned a Walt Disney World trip in 8 days! Show Notes: The podcast we referred to: 1923 Main Street The YouTube Carrie watched was on The Daily Woo channel here Find Francine and Carrie online: Website: https://…
 
Today I talked about the Ms. Marvel Series on Disney +. All 6 Episodes are out and available for viewing. I skip the news for this week because there is a lot to talk about with the series including some historical background. Sit tight and enjoy the episode! Please feel free to contact me at any time with comments, questions, or concerns. I am rea…
 
A YouTube video of Disneyland secrets inspired this episode. After Fran saw these 5 secrets online she had to see if Carrie knew about them. Disneyland is her most favourite place and these were neat things to look for on her next trip. Thanks to Provost Park Pass for the information! Show Notes: Check out the video from Provost Park Pass called "T…
 
Today I welcome my 3rd and one of the most important guests to the show, my Mom to discuss our upcoming Family Disney World Trip. First though, the news of week is about the MagicBand+ coming out and launching on July 27th. I then have a conversation with my Mom about her Disney, Marvel, & Star Wars roots along with things that she is looking forwa…
 
I had the priviledge to chat with Serena from LivingByDisney about her experience onboard the Christening Cruise of the Disney Wish! Be sure to follow Serena on Instagram and TikTok (@livingbydisney) for lots of Disney-related content! Don't forget to connect with the show on Twitter and Instagram @theDCLdude, or on Facebook at facebook.com/dcldude…
 
Here's part 2 of the recap of our preview cruise on the Disney Wish! Stayed tuned for more Wish content in future episodes. Don't forget to connect with the show on Twitter and Instagram @theDCLdude, or on Facebook at facebook.com/dcldudepodcast. If you have any ideas for future episodes, I'd love to hear them! Finally, if you're thinking about boo…
 
The ladies answer and discuss some Disney "would you rather" questions. Would you rather be Snow White or Cinderella? Would you rather be an animal in the Lion King or the Little Mermaid? It's a pretty fun discussion with some crazy rationale for their answers! Find Francine and Carrie online: Website: https://PixieDustFan.com Instagram: @PixieDust…
 
*Spoiler Alert* - In this episode I go into detail about the movie. If you have not watched it yet and do not want to hear spoilers please listen to this episode later, but if you don’t care about that, then enjoy😊. Today I welcome my 2nd guest to the show, my co-worker, Chris to discuss and review Thor: Love and Thunder. First though, the news of …
 
In this episode, Alyssa and I discuss the first day of our preview cruise on the Disney Wish! We had so much to say just on the first day that I decided to release our recap in two parts. So stay tuned for part two to drop in the next couple of days! Don't forget to connect with the show on Twitter and Instagram @theDCLdude, or on Facebook at faceb…
 
Planning a vacation has so many considerations. Fran always wants to go to Walt Disney World and Carrie wants to go to Disneyland. They both know where their priorities are. But right now the ladies are both focused on Disney Cruise Line and they have some stories to share about why the shift in priorities! Show Notes Fran's blog about why she hasn…
 
*Spoiler Alert* - In this episode I go over each episode of Baymax! in detail. If you have not watched and do not want to hear spoilers please listen to this episode later, but if you don’t care about that, then enjoy😊. Today I talk in detail about the Baymax! Series on Disney+. I first talk about the news of the 61st Disney Animation film, Strange…
 
Disney fans are collectors by nature. They might collect pins, tshirts, purses or art work - there's a collection for everyone. But no one has a collection of Mickey Mouse quite like Paul Bottos! With over 10,000 Mickeys in his collection he has been recognized by news outlets and the Walt Disney company itself. Hear how Paul started his collection…
 
*First, I want to apologize for the echo in the background when Ziggy is talking. I am a rookie at this podcasting and recording thing and we just didn’t do it in the correct way, and I was not able to fix or reduce the echo, but the content was just too good to not put out and I knew we would not be able to replicate our conversation. So, again I …
 
My wife and I are preparing for our first cruise since the shutdown and also for one of the first cruises on Disney Cruise Line's brand new ship - the Wish! We're talking about all of our preparations, and be sure to listen to the end for a little pop quiz that I sprung on her. Don't forget to connect with the show on Twitter and Instagram @theDCLd…
 
Should you visit Walt Disney World solo? Is it uncomfortable or fabulous? What are the benefits of traveling alone to Walt Disney World? Carrie and Fran have 5 reasons you should try it and they're explaining it all from their own personal experiences. Show Notes: To read all about Fran's month long stay at Walt Disney World solo - read the blog he…
 
*Sorry for the Echo on the Recording, when this was recorded I did not hear the echo, but for some reason it came out when finalizing the Podcast and there was nothing I could do to change it, I'm very sorry :-(* Today I am introducing my very first guest on the show, my husband - Ziggy. He introduces himself and we talk about all of his first Disn…
 
When Francine couldn't name Carrie's favourite colour, they knew they would fail a "know your BFF quiz"! On this episode the ladies are answering questions to help 'get to know' them. What was their first jobs? Worst date? What would you ask Walt Disney if you could? There are quite a few giggles in their answers! Show Notes: To hear about our road…
 
*Spoiler Alert* - I will talk about some specifics from Newsies (The Musical Movie), but I will try to not be too specific to ruin it for anyone that has not seen it yet. If you have not watched the movie yet you definitely need to 😊. Today I talk about Newsies (The Musical Movie). This movie is available to watch on Disney + for anyone that wants …
 
Carrie and Fran did a full road trip to Dayton Disneyana in Ohio! The ladies are sharing their journey as they travel and include recordings detailing the Dayton Disneyana event. Show Notes: What is Dayton Disneyana? We talk all about it on episode 145 Find Dayton Disneyana on Facebook Pirate Packs is the charity that Dayton Disneyana supports. Fin…
 
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