DizFanatic Episode #12 “Spirit of the Season”

Happy Holidays from all of us at DizFanatic.com!

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This special "Spirit of the Season" Episode #12, Mike and Anna from DizFanatic along with Angie of WDWtravels.com sit down to have a fun discussion of their favorite things to see and do at the Walt Disney World Resort during the Holiday season.  In an attempt to make this a "Top 10" style discussion, we quickly realized that the Holidays at Disney World are so exciting, that almost everything becomes a number one prize winner.!

Ok, I know what you're thinking... These crazy Disney fanatics love all things Disney so they think the mouse can do no wrong.  Well, you're partially correct.  While we do know the reality is that Disney can make some lame and even unthinkable mistakes in their decisions, but we don't live in reality, do we?  I guess we do live in reality and Disney is our escape, so that's why we choose to focus on the things we love and flush the rest.

Anyway, with all of my philosophical jibber-jabber aside, I should also let you know that we have been invited to participate in a special Holiday podcast party, if you will.  A project has been put together called MouseVent, a Disney podcast advent calendar, where each day in December a new mini podcast is released from podcasters, authors and musicians around the world.  While i can't tell you the day which our show will be released, I invite you to head on over to Mousevent.com or search on itunes and subscribe for free.  We've been enjoying the pleasant surprise each day and can't wait for the next episode!

christmasdhs04osborne.jpgDon't forget to stop over at DizFanatic.com for exciting News, Rumors, some great Holiday Videos & Events and the first Official Pirates of the Caribbean 4 trailer! We hope you enjoy this episode

This episode of the DizFanatic Podcast is sponsored by WDWTravels.com which is an Authorizes Disney Vacation Planner and full service travel company specializing in Disney vacations.  Visit WDWTravels.com for a free quote today!

The DizFanatic "Ears on Ears" podcast is a show created by Disney fanatics for the purpose of enhancing your enjoyment of all things Disney.  We intend on making this show informative, entertaining and most of all, fun.  "DizFanatic.com: A Website and Podcast for the Disney Fanatic in you!"

Please visit our main website site http://DizFanatic.com for more information.  Thanks for joining us!

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DizFanatic Episode #11 “NYC Disney Store Event”

Welcome to Episode #11 of the DizFanatic podcast!

The DizFanatic "Ears on Ears" podcast is a show created by Disney fanatics for the purpose of enhancing your enjoyment of all things Disney.  We intend on making this show informative, entertaining and most of all, fun.

This episode, Host Anna DiMare discusses recent news and rumors with Mike.  Then they will discuss the recent opening of the new flagship Disney Store in Times Square along with the associated D23 and Press events.  Then you will get to hear Disney Store President, Jim Fielding's D23 keynote and a few words form Jodi Benson.  So relax and listen, and we hope you enjoy the show.

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This episode of the DizFanatic Podcast is sponsored by WDWTravels.com which is a full service travel company specializing in Disney vacations.  Visit WDWTravels.com for a free quote today!

Please visit our main website site DizFanatic.com for more information.  Thanks for joining us!

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DizFanatic Episode #10 “DizGamer & Epic Mickey”

Welcome to Episode #10 of the DizFanatic podcast!

DizFanatic's "Ears on Ears" podcast is a show created by Disney fanatics for the purpose of enhancing your enjoyment of all things Disney. We intend on making this show informative, entertaining and most of all, fun.

This episode is hijacked by Guest Host and author of the DizGamer column Armand "No Usagi".  As Armand sits in for Mike & Anna, he starts off the show with some recent news then he gives an in-depth review of the new Disney video game for the PSP, "Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep."  This long awaited game, published by Square Enix, lives up to its expectations.  So relax and listen, and we hope you enjoy the show.

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Check out The Official Trailer for the game with some great samples of the gameplay.

You can read more about the latest news and rumors as well as other fun Disney related stuff at DizFanatic.com.

This episode of the DizFanatic Podcast is sponsored by WDWTravels.com which is a full service travel company specializing in Disney vacations.  Visit WDWTravels.com for a free quote today!

Please visit our main website site DizFanatic.com for more information. Check out Armand's DizGamer column for more great Disney gaming info.  We welcome your comments, suggestions and we also just love to hear from you. Feel free to email us at Mike@DizFanatic.com or leave us a voice mail on Skype - just search for user "DizFanatic"!

Thanks for joining us!

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DizFanatic Episode #9 “Halloween @ Disney Parks”

Welcome to Episode #9 of the DizFanatic podcast!

DizFanatic's "Ears on Ears" podcast is a show created by Disney fanatics for the purpose of enhancing your enjoyment of all things Disney. We intend on making this show informative, entertaining and most of all, fun.

This episode features Mike as your host as he joins some friends from WDWtravels.com to discuss the Halloween festivities ant Disney parks and the Disney Cruise Line.  But first he is joined by the lovely DisneyAnna to discuss some recent news and rumors.  Then they wrap up the show as they announce the winner of the very first DizFanatic Trivia Contest with prizes sponsored by Dizfanatic.com and WDWtravels.com.  The winner was selected at random from all of the entries with correct answers.  It's great to see that so many of you know your Disney trivia!

Some recent Disney news:

Disney/Touchtone Pictures Presents Gnomeo and Juliet Trailer

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Disney/Touchtone Pictures presents the greatest love story ever told, starring...garden gnomes? In "Gnomeo & Juliet," Shakespeare's revered tale gets a comical, off-the-wall makeover.

Directed by Kelly Asbury (co-director of "Shrek 2″) and showcasing both classic and original songs by Elton John, the film features the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt as Gnomeo and Juliet, who have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. Release Date: February 11, 2011.  Check out the trailer on our main site: http://dizfanatic.com/VidTrailers.aspx

You can read more about the latest news and rumors as well as other fun Disney related stuff at DizFanatic.com.

This episode of the DizFanatic Podcast is sponsored by WDWTravels.com which is a full service travel company specializing in Disney vacations. Visit WDWTravels.com for a free quote today!

Please visit our main website site DizFanatic.com for more information. We welcome your comments, suggestions and we also just love to hear from you. Feel free to email us at Mike@DizFanatic.com or leave us a voice mail on Skype - just search for user "DizFanatic"!

Thanks for joining us!

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DizFanatic Episode #8 “DizTech & DizGamer Gaming Show”

Welcome to Episode #8 of the DizFanatic podcast!

DizFanatic's "Ears on Ears" podcast is a show created by Disney fanatics for the purpose of enhancing your enjoyment of all things Disney. We intend on making this show informative, entertaining and most of all, fun.

This episode features Host Anna ”DisneyAnna” DiMare.  Anna starts off the show with a discussion about some recent news and rumors with Mike (aka Diz).  Mike then has a discussion about Disney in the electronic gaming world with the Adam Goswick, creator of the DizTech column and Armand Usagi, author of the DizGamer column.

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The "Buzz Lightyear" Carrot found by Clive Williams of Henley-On-Thames when harvesting veggies for his grandchildren in his veggie garden.

Then join Mike & Anna for the very first DizFanatic Trivia Contest with prizes sponsored by Dizfanatic.com and WDWtravels.com.  The winner will be selected at random from all of the entries with correct answers and announced during the next show.  Please submit your answers to Mike@DizFanatic.com no later than 11:59PM on September 30, 2010.

You can read more about the latest news and rumors at DizFanatic.com.

This episode of the DizFanatic Podcast is sponsored by WDWTravels.com which is a full service travel company specializing in Disney vacations. Visit WDWTravels.com for a free quote today!

Please visit our main website site DizFanatic.com for more information. We welcome your comments, suggestions and we also just love to hear from you. Feel free to email us at Mike@DizFanatic.com or leave us a voice mail on Skype - just search for user “DizFanatic”!

Thanks for joining us!

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DizFanatic Episode #7 “New Disney Store & Doorway to Dreams”

Welcome to Episode #7 of the DizFanatic podcast!

The DizFanatic podcast is a show created by Disney fanatics for the purpose of enhancing your enjoyment of all things Disney. We intend on making this show informative, entertaining and most of all, fun.

This episode features Host Anna ”DisneyAnna” DiMare along with Mike.  Anna starts off the show with a discussion about some recent news and rumors.  They go on to discuss a recent road trip to one of the brand new concept Disney Stores and a surprise visit to a Disney Doorway To Dreams outlet.  You can read more about the latest news and rumors at DizFanatic.com.

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The Disney Doorway to Dreams DVC outlet.

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The new Big Thunder Mountain suite in the Disneyland Hotel.

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The New Disney Store.

Here's a brand new press release from the Disney Store:

A Stroll Through the All-New Disney Store

When is a store more than a store? When it's a place to find interactive experiences, events full of fun and fantasy, and the inspiration to build your own custom toys. And there's only one place you can find this magical shopping experience – the newly designed Disney Store. It's far more than a store – it's a family destination.

Minnie, Mickey, President of Disney Store Worldwide Jim Fielding, Santa Monica Store Manager Diane Derudder, and a young Guest By the end of November, the first 20 newly designed Disney Store locations will have opened around the world – from Montebello, California, to New York's Times Square – and the first of the redesigned spaces are open now. They sparkle with activities, surprises to discover, and much more to create the ultimate Disney shopping experience.

Jon Endicott, Director of Global Store Design for Disney Store, tells us "I think this is the most interactive and Guest-engaging store ever, and it's the first that really showcases Disney products by connecting them to their stories. We do that through what we call 'storytelling neighborhoods,' anchored by 'hero' fixtures. The Disney Princess neighborhood is anchored by a princess castle with an interactive magic mirror. If Disney-Pixar's 'Cars' is your thing, then there's a super-scale Cars case filled with car parts where Guests can design and put together their own car right there in the Ridemakerz workshop in the store. It lets Guests interact with Disney stories."

Winding through the store is the Pixie Dust Trail, which leads Guests past the shimmering "enchanted trees" that grace the store, to a spacious white gazebo housing a 12-foot-wide curved theater-style screen. There families can relax and chat, and kids can enjoy live storytelling and the Disney Store Theater which plays videos chosen and programmed by the kids themselves. Jon explains, "It's like a video version of a jukebox." Guests will also find a myriad of live events to take part in, like scavenger hunts and character drawing workshops. "There's a whole host of interactive activities that the Cast can do with the Guest. It's incredible to see the kids play and interact, and parents' faces light up when they see their kids having fun!"

And having fun is what it's all about. "Our 'design brief' was to create the best 30 minutes of a child's day. We wanted to make sure that the new store was a shining beacon of the Disney brand," Jon says. "There are theme parks, but then there are DISNEY Theme Parks, and the same is true for cruise ships, movies, theater – Disney is always a cut above. Disney has its own community, and we wanted to create a store where when people walk in, they feel that they're immersed in Disney."

The jewel in the Disney Store crown will be New York's Times Square location, opening this fall. Two stories high, it will have higher ceilings, bigger décor, and a host of exclusive merchandise you'll find nowhere else. But every visit to any newly designed Disney Store throughout the world will be more than a shopping experience – it will be a trip to a place where imagination is free to fly.

This episode of the DizFanatic Podcast is sponsored by WDWTravels.com which is a full service travel company specializing in Disney vacations. Visit WDWTravels.com for a free quote today!

Please visit our main website site DizFanatic.com for more information. We welcome your comments, suggestions and we also just love to hear from you. Feel free to email us at Mike@DizFanatic.com or leave us a voice mail on Skype - just search for user “DizFanatic”!

Thanks for joining us!

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DizFanatic Episode #6 “Trip Report, Walt Disney World”

Welcome to Episode #6 of the DizFanatic podcast!

The DizFanatic podcast is a show created by Disney fanatics for the purpose of enhancing your enjoyment of all things Disney. We intend on making this show informative, entertaining and most of all, fun.

This episode features Host Anna ”DisneyAnna" DiMare along with Mike.  Because of so many requests, Anna and Mike put aside the originally scheduled show to do a show discussing their recent visit to Walt Disney World.  A kind of podcast trip report, if you will.  Anna starts off the show with a discussion about some recent news and rumors.  You can read more about the latest news and rumors at DizFanatic.com.

The August DizFanatic meet will be held at the brand new concept Disney Store at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, NY.  So stop by and say hello! Visit the Event Page on Facebookfor all of the details and let us know if you plan on stopping by.

This episode of the DizFanatic Podcast is sponsored by WDWTravels.com which is a full service travel company specializing in Disney vacations. Visit WDWTravels.com for a free quote today!

Please visit our main website site DizFanatic.com for more information. We welcome your comments, suggestions and we also just love to hear from you. Feel free to email us at Mike@DizFanatic.com or leave us a voice mail on Skype - just search for user “DizFanatic”!

Thanks for joining us!

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DizFanatic Episode #5 “Staying at a Disney Resort, Benefits & Misconceptions”

Welcome to Episode #5 of the DizFanatic podcast!

The DizFanatic podcast is a show created by Disney fanatics for the purpose of enhancing your enjoyment of all things Disney. We intend on making this show informative, entertaining and most of all, fun.

This episode features Host Mike "DizFanatic" DiMare and special guests from WDWtravels who discuss the benefits and misconceptions of staying at a Disney resort when visiting the Walt Disney World Resort.  We've skipped the news and rumors segment for this episode as we are currently at Walt Disney World.

Remember that the July meet will be held on July 17th 2010 at 12:30PM at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. We will meet on the 2nd floor of the Main Street Railroad Station. So stop by and say hello! Visit the Event Page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/DizFanatic and click on the “Events” tab.

This episode of the DizFanatic Podcast is sponsored by WDWTravels.com which is a full service travel company specializing in Disney vacations. Visit WDWTravels.com for a free quote today!

Please visit our main website site http://DizFanatic.com for more information. We welcome your comments, suggestions and we also just love to hear from you. Feel free to email us at Mike@DizFanatic.com or leave us a voice mail on Skype - just search for user “DizFanatic”!

Thanks for joining us!

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DizFanatic Episode #4 “Compairing Disneyland CA & Walt Disney World FL”

Welcome to Episode #4 of the DizFanatic podcast!

The DizFanatic podcast is a show created by Disney fanatics for the purpose of enhancing your enjoyment of all things Disney. We intend on making this show informative, entertaining and most of all, fun.

This episode features Host DisneyAnna and special guest and Author Brent Dodge. Along with Mike, Brent discusses the differences and similarities between Walt Disney World and Disneyland California. DisneyAnna and Mike also discuss some recent news topics.

Our July meet will be held on July 17th 2010 at 1:30PM at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. We will meet on the 2nd floor of the Main Street Railroad Station. So stop by and say hello! Visit the Event Page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/DizFanatic and click on the "Events" tab.

This episode of the DizFanatic Podcast is sponsored by WDWTravels.com which is a full service travel company specializing in Disney vacations. Visit WDWTravels.com for a free quote today!

The Golden Oaks Development promises to please the more affluent Disney Fanatics!:

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A luxury resort opens this August for you pooch, kitty or "pocket pet" at the Walt Disney World Resort!

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Here are some photos of the new TRON licensed game controllers and PC keyboard 7 mouse equipped with the trademark blue light piping.  These will look real good on my desk!

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Please visit our main website site http://DizFanatic.com for more information.  We welcome your comments, suggestions and we also just love to hear from you.  Feel free to email us at Mike@DisFanatic.com or leave us a voice mail on Skype - just search for user "DizFanatic"!

Thanks for joining us!

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DizFanatic Episode #3 “Dining at Disney Resort Hotels”

Welcome to Episode #3 of the DizFanatic Podcast!

The DizFanatic podcast is a show created by Disney fanatics for the purpose of enhancing your enjoyment of all things Disney. We intend on making this show informative, entertaining and most of all, fun.

This episode features Host DisneyAnna and special guests and travel professionals Angie Kennard and Laure Simms of WDWTravels.com. Along with Mike, they discuss the often overlooked dining options outside of the theme parks, particularly at the Disney Resort Hotels. DisneyAnna and Mike also discuss some recent news topics.

This episode of the DizFanatic Podcast is sponsored by WDWTravels.com which is a full service travel company specializing in Disney vacations. Visit WDWTravels.com for a free quote today!

Please visit our main website site http://DizFanatic.com for more information. Email us with your comments at Mike@DizFanatic.com or suggestions or feel free to leave us a voicemail on Skype. Just search for “DizFanatic” on Skype. Thanks for joining us!

Click for Disney’s official World of Color page with promo video & photos.

Check out some of the new Disney Crocs Styles!

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