Monday, December 27, 2010

Team AllEars Donation Update

Well, the goal was $500, and WE MADE IT!!!!!

As I posted over on Facebook, I have been absolutely floored by the generosity of the people here.  From our daycare provider to a breast cancer survivor to a childhood friend battling her own disease, from my postmaster to a group of online freaks who used to hang out at the same place, from family members to a family I met but one time in passing in the Disney World parks, you all have humbled me.

A big THANK YOU needs to go out to those who helped out by donating to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  If you did donate on my behalf and your name is not listed below (especially if you made an online donation), please let me know at so we can link up your donation. If you made an anonymous donation online, again please let me know, and while keeping your anonymity, I'll add your total to the list below.

The race is coming up...quicker than I was expecting!  If you would like to follow my progress in the half-marathon, you can sign up to receive e-mails/texts/etc at certain distance locations at

DONATIONS AS OF 02/21/2011

Anonymous                                       $100
Avanti's Dine to Donate Program    $67
Jim and Jean Beierlein                      $50
Jim and Karen Guglielmo                  $50
Ed and Judy Hines                             $50
Bob and Cindy Miller                         $50
Kelly Peck                                           $50
Annette Rutledge                              $50
Jim and Carol Kunce                         $30
Anonymous                                         $25
Anonymous                                         $25

Eric Berger                                          $25
Double 'C' Boutique                          $25 
The Manning Family                          $25
Cathy and Jim McConnell                $25
Harold and Diane Melton                 $25
Dan and Jayne Mushrush                 $25
Anthony Ostrosky                              $25
Kathi Schaeffer                                  $25
Brian Swann                                       $25
Thia Stevens-Wagner                       $25
Chili's Normal Pepper Profits           $23
Francisco Arceo                                 $20
Mary Bargmann                                 $20
Sandra Perkins                                   $10 

Total: $870!

Monday, December 13, 2010

From 0 to 13...

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR HOW TO DONATE, PLEASE READ BELOW - instructions on how to donate are included at the end of this post!

Ten months…it was ten months ago that my craziest journey began. After hearing about all the experiences about the 2010 Disney World half-marathon, mostly from the Running to Disney, WDW Today, and Mousetimes podcasts, the idea of actually contemplating doing my own half-marathon crept into my mind. I won't rehash what I've already written; this entry takes me from my very first run on March 25th to today. I vividly recall thinking to myself as I was walking around the track that doing 13 miles at one time was going to be extremely difficult, if not impossible. Still, I remember the elation when I crossed the finish-line and noticed that I made that mile in under 16:00, which is the required pace to complete the half. April 6th was the day I took the big step and registered for the half, not having completed another run – my next run wasn't until a week after I registered, and it was a 2-miler. I walked 80% of it and still maintained a 15:39 pace.

With each successive week, I'd make a new discovery in the sport of running – things like: understanding what pronation was and that having the right shoes were a very importing thing to have; figuring out stride/gait/foot-plant/etc; and understanding that not every run will be the best one yet. The 2.5 mile threshold was crossed in late April, and my pace was its best yet (14:07). May 10th marked the first time I hit 3 miles, and the thought of doing that 4 times over in a mere 8 months was simply too much to ask. Just a few days later, I accidentally crossed the 4-mile mark. I skipped 5 miles and went directly to six in late June. Mid-July was meant for 7 miles, and early August for 8. The ninth month found me at nine miles – I liked it so much that I cleared 10 miles at the end of September. October 21st was what I consider the major milestone – 11 miles in just under 2:30. It wasn't so much the distance as it was the time. This was the first time I felt confident that I would actually be able to make the complete run in January and not be swept off the course. November 4th got me to 12 miles, and, finally, 13 miles was reached on November 23rd. It took over 7 months, but I'm just about there. Not only is the distance there, the time is, too. Using a run/walk ratio (thanks to Jeff Galloway for his training plans!), this 5'8", 250 lb sprinter completed 13 miles in just over 3 hours at a 14:04 pace – well below the 16:00 pace.

As I write this, we are a mere 4 weeks away from Marathon Weekend. I fear that I have peaked already and will regress before the run. I already feel it to a certain extent – I lost over 20 lbs from the time that I started; however, I've put back on about 10. With my schedule and the weather, I'm not able to get out as much, and I fear that I'll lose the endurance I've built up to. I'm going to try to get at least one more 13-mile run in before the race.

Am I thrilled with this? Undoubtedly. Never in my life would I ever have guessed I'd be doing what I'm doing now. As I look at my training log, I have run 275.51 miles, burned off over 24 lbs (around 455 donuts). Over 68 hours have been devoted to running, which, when you think about it, really isn't a lot over the ten-month period. I can definitely tell that it has helped me physically and emotionally; Before I started running, I would feel my pulse race to over 120 on occasion – even when sitting down. That doesn't happen now – my resting heart-rate has dropped to a more acceptable level, and I no longer get tired walking up flights of stairs. My blood pressure has also happily moved downward. Though my weight has moved back up a bit, I'm still down 10 lbs, and I can tell by the way the clothes are fitting that there's a definite difference. Mentally, I seem to be better able to focus on things, and (though some may argue), I feel I don't "explode/connipt" as fast I as used to (a definite win-win situation). In fact, if I don't run for a few days, I get antsy to get out there.

But there's something else that I have gained in the training – another circle of colleagues and friends. One of the main reasons I'm doing this is because of Team AllEars.

Who is Team AllEars?

 Who are the members of Team AllEars?   Below is a list of the people officially on the team (links to websites/blogs are included for those that I know):


Dominic AbramTacey Atkinson
Holly AulenDebra Belloli
Eric BouchetJessica Brach
Barrie BrewerTrey Bush
Steve CantafioJamie Curci
Jessica CutlerHelen Dunn
Melanie CamphouseMichelle Cunningham
Evelyn DeLucciaDave Dunkowski
John EilerSuzanne Farnan
Dan FulkBrad Garfinkel
Cailin GidlewskiJosh Gidlewski
Laura GilbreathByron Hall
Stan HarrisGordon Harvey
Erika HellerJeffrey Heller
MaryJean KancelJeanette Krause
Scott LebeauKerry Lenny
Tommy LewisHeather Little
Julie LoiselleSharla Manglass
Erwin MascardoJulia Mascardo
Chris Mushrush (ME!)Stephanie Mathias
Amanda McKittrick GonzalesShawn Moffett
Helen NorlandJulie Olson
Kristen OstregaMike Paxton
Heather PrzystasDan Rajnik
Andy ReiserApril Reynolds
Jamison ReynoldsSara Rhodes
Julie RogersTracy Sabotin
David SchaeferMarc Schreiber
Rhonda SpeerTim Tosten
Molly TroostTom Troost
Ashley TurnerRobert Wilhelm
Andrea Williams


Mike ScopaMichelle Scribner-Maclean


The Reason We're a Team:

We are 66-strong...of all ages, locations, income levels, occupations, and levels of fitness.  And we have been working on preparing for our task; for some, our 3rd, 4th, even 5th race...and for many, our very first one.  Some are running 5k.  Some are preparing for 13.1.  Others are gearing up for 26.2...and then there are the Goofy ones who are running the 13.1 on Saturday and the 26.2 on Sunday (the really Dopey ones are adding a 5K on Friday on top of that).  This group has shared triumphs and tribulations.  Many have fought injury in their training - some, unfortunately, have had to end their training because of it.  We have asked each other about training, about fundraising, about what to expect and what to avoid.  We have celebrated births...and we have consoled those losing loved ones.

In a few weeks, I'll be fortunate enough to meet nearly every one of these people for the first time.  I have a sense, though, that we'll already know each other, and, when we meet up, it will seem like we're more like friends that simply haven't seen each other in a long time. We're all Disney freaks - that goes without saying.  There's another bond that we share, though...we're in this to raise money - money that goes to more than just trying to find a cure.  Much of this money goes towards awareness and education; screening and diagnosis; access to treatment; and support services...all in addition to scientific research.  

If you haven't donated yet, please consider doing so..even if it's a single dollar (imagine how much could be raised if all the online Disney freaks donated just $1).  We broke the $25,000 level a couple of weeks ago, but we want to see that number keep on going up!!!  If you want to donate online, go to the Avon Walk donation page and fill it out.  All of us on Team AllEars has agreed to raise a minimum of $500 - to have your money count towards our goals, please add the following in the "Personalize your gift" line: (your name), Team AllEars (name of runner).  Example for those who want to have your donation go towards my'd enter: John Smith, Team AllEars Chris Mushrush.  You can make it anonymous - just leave out your name and put in "Team AllEars (runner's name)".  If you do a donation online, please make sure the runner you're donating in the name of knows about what you've done.

If you would rather donate without doing it online (and want it to count for my goal), you can send me a check (payable to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer) to:

Chris Mushrush
P.O. Box 55
Downs, IL 61736

Originally, I was shooting for a goal of $1,000, but I have since decided that, being new to fundraising, $500 should be the goal.  I'm not quite there yet as I write this, but we're getting closer.

The excitement factor is starting to build.  This won't be a typical Disney World trip for us - we fly down on a Thursday, going to bed early on Friday, running EARLY in the morning on Saturday, and will be back on Sunday.  I hope to be able to provide pictures and updates of all that is going on in the short time we'll be down there.  In the next couple of weeks, I'll post information on how you can follow me during the race (to see if I make it!).  You'll be able to receive texts as I pass certain mile markers.  Let's do this thing!!!




Friday, December 3, 2010

Disney Podcast Updates, August 1-15, 2010

GOOOOODDDDDD AFTERNOON!!!!! (or whenever you read this)  Those who follow me on Facebook know I've been dealing with laptop issues, and it finally came to the point where I had to put the old laptop down and get a new one. Luckily, I've got all the episodes saved on another computer, so I'll be able to provide an unbroken chain of updates. The only problem is that I'm so far behind that most won't take the time to look for a show that far back. I'm going to start getting more current updates (< 1-2 weeks old) again and will fill in the August-November time span as I can

58 Shows in this round of updates...several talk about the opening of Via Napoli in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot.  Some "Not to be missed" include an R-rated Disney Dudes episode, some really good interviews on Inside the Magic and WaltCast, and some great videos all-around!

If you are interested in listening to any of these episodes, I have links to subscribe for most of these shows in my post HERE. Also, if you're willing, you can help these shows out by posting a review over on iTunes. The more they get, the higher up they appear on searches. If you do start listening to a podcast as a result of what you've seen on here, please let the podcasters know!

As always, please note that this again is not a comprehensive list of the Disney Podcasts that are out there. Mike Hamilton has created, which he periodically updates with new podcasts and removes dead casts. He also has the automated RSS (historical) feeds of the podcasts. This is more of a cross-section of what is currently being talked about…perhaps something may sound interesting, and you'll subscribe to listen to that topic.

Any and all comments are welcomed! Also, if you know of another podcast that fits here, let me know.


    • 08/01/10 – Episode 251, Today we discuss the original Disney theme park with listeners Jillian and Susie.  We talk about their feelings upon arrival at Disneyland, the differences between Disneyland and Walt Disney World, the dining options, as well as lodging at Disneyland.  We also spend some time talking about World of Color! Time: 39:17
    • 08/05/10 – Episode 252, Today we get together, around the iPod, like listeners for years and years before us, to share a podcast!  We talk about our feelings on Illuminations!  We discuss what comes to mind first when we think of the show, where best to see it, variations on the show, how we might improve it, and more! (Mush: cute description! I've never been a huge fan of the show – only seen it twice. Thanks for the information in the show!) Time: 37:39
    • 08/08/10 – Episode 253, Today we are lucky to have Debbie share her amazing trip to Walt Disney World!  Today's podcast shows that even Floridians can totally get away from it all and head to WDW!  We hear about her amazing surprise in staying at a different resort than she expected, then a great upgrade upon arrival!  We discuss Disney's Old Key West Resort, the Sum of All Thrills at Epcot, spending time with great friends of the show, and more!  Debbie also gives her thoughts on a trip eating at only new restaurants for the entire trip!  Time: 33:41
    • 08/12/10 – Episode 254, Today we discuss the highlights of the recently-released 2011 Magic Your Way Package details.  We discuss the changes to the Disney Dining Plan, Resort Room Category changes, as well as the little "extras" that are included in Magic Your Way packages.  Thank you so much for supporting our podcast!  Please let us know what you think about the 2011 MYW Packages at 41:52
    • 08/15/10 – Episode 255, Happy Monday, everyone!  Today we are looking at details all around Walt Disney World, literally!  Keith and Jackie from our Be Our Guest Podcast Forums recently got together and authored a new book called, "Attention to Detail!"  This is an amazing book for all Disney fans, and a great example of friends chasing down their dreams!  Listen to Keith and Jackie talk about what the book is like, and why they decided to take on this adventure!  The book is available at!  Time: 24:09
    • 08/12/10 – Episode 26, Four of the five members of TEAM BETAMOUSE recently visited the Disneyland Resort and this week we'll share with you a number of very Betamouse moments and other features from our visit. Time: 36:40
    • 08/15/10 – BMS 89, Day 1 footage from May/June 2010 WDW vacation. Enjoy. (Mush: wait for it……………almost there……..yes, it was pretty!) Time: 11:07
    • 08/01/10 – Episode 96, The crew is back from a little break and gives you 2 hours of Disney fun. On this episode: The World In News - Disney World News; Monorail Station - Park Icons; Disney Dance Floor - Future World Re-do; Email Time - Listener Emails Time: 1:57:42
    • 08/15/10 – Episode 97, The Disney vibe is going strong this week on CB. Another huge show, so strap on those earphones. On this episode: The World In News - Disney World News; Disney Dance Floor - World Showcase Bests; Monorail Station – Characters. Show Members: Sorcerer, Imagine, Pluto, Jeff. Time: 1:44:01
    • 08/15/10 – Episode 47, Disney Dudes Podcast Show #47 is one for the big boys and girls! Thank you to a listener that email Wayne with a Disney sex issue. As you can tell The Disney Dudes handled the issue with the maturity of a teenager. Well, what do you expect? Next we listen to actual Walt Disney World 911 calls. (Mush: Oh….my….Gawd!!!!!! If only Lisa were on this show too to get her reactions to Trace's comments!!! I might have to sit my wife down to watch her reaction as she hears this. The musical interludes were AWESOME!!!). Time: 1:24:06
    • 08/15/10 – Episode 81, Today we sing a happy American tune, accompanied by Burl Ives (Mush: a tisket, a tasket…gonna have that song in me head for a while!) Time: 13:46
    • 08/08/10 – Episode 54, In this episode, Scott heads to Flynn's Arcade to review the Toy Story 3 home video game, while Tracey sits down with two fellow Disney fans, Mel and Debbie King to talk about their travel adventure to Walt Disney World earlier this summer.  Buzzy plays some music and park audio on WWED and Scott and Tracey wrap up the show with some feedback. Time: 1:24:48
    • 08/04/10 – Episode 47, To begin with each of us brings you our own Disney Bucket List. Those things at Walt Disney World we haven't done yet but want to do before we pop our clogs. We have some serious but also weird and wacky suggestions from us and some of the members of the forum. Next up, we replay a segment we brought to you just over a year ago entitled "Beating the Heat in Walt Disney World". Although several of you may have heard this before we have a huge listeners' base who have joined us in the past year and felt it was a worthwhile segment to repeat. Last but certainly not least is the return of Disney Island Discs. On this edition, Juz brings us the 3 Disney songs (well, it was supposed to be 3) he would take with him if he was stranded on a desert Island. Time: 1:52:23
    • 08/01/10- Episode 278, Beyond several exciting Disney announcements, Transformers and former Disney voice actor Peter Cullen joins us to discuss his roles including Autobot leader Optimus Prime. This week's extra brings a quick look at a unique Toy Story 3 magazine that paves the way for future Disney publications. Plus, we catch up on all listener feedback (finally). Time: 1:02:18
    • 08/06/10 – Video Extra, On August 5, 2010, the Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria grand opened at Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park in Orlando, Florida. The partnership between Disney and the Patina Restaurant Group offers authentic Italian flavors with a focus on Neapolitan pizza. Time: 5:10
    • 08/08/10 – Episode 279, Get ready to get hungry as Ricky reviews the new Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria at Epcot, including interviews with Epcot vice president Dan Cockerell, Patina Restaurant Group CEO Nick Valenti, and executive chef Charlie Restivo. We also take you to the latest Disney Store opening in Santa Monica where Amy Rocchio follows up with Disney Store president Jim Fielding to find out guest reactions to the new store designs. Plus, we have plenty of exciting Disney news and answers to your Disney questions. Time: 1:10:20
    • 08/15/1 – Episode 280, Following news of big changes in the Fantasyland expansion and possible new theme park ticket options, we visit Star Wars Celebration V for Disney's panel discussion about the upcoming Star Tours reimagining as well as the ride's development along with the history of Indiana Jones in Disney's parks. The discussion features special guests Walt Disney Imagineer Jason Surrell and none other than C-3PO himself, Anthony Daniels. Time: 1:42:11
    • 08/03/10 – Episode 136, Favorite Rides at Hollywood Studios - latest Disney news and event. The podcast team discusses the best rides at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Time: 1:14:32
    • 08/12/10 – Episode 137, Today's feature is favorite rides at Animal Kingdom. Also featured today is the latest Disney News. The podcast team talks about the new price increases from Disney. Time: 1:25:20
    • 08/08/10 – Episode 78, On this episode of the Magic Never Ends Podcast, we travel back to our 2009 shenanigan-filled Summer Walt Disney World vacation. A vacation that celebrated Will and Shannon's 9 Year Wedding Anniversary as well as our 2 year friendship anniversary with the Dysfunctional SuperFamily. This episode celebrates those two big events by riding Expedition Everest! Will and Keegs share special moments on the Animal Kingdom thrill ride and then Will and Shannon celebrate together. But first, we begin the episode saving the World with the Kim Possible Epcot World Showcase Game. Then we gather our big silly, crazy group to ride Rock'N Roller Coaster and Dinosaur! (Fun show!) Time: 1:06:20
    • 08/01/10 – On this week's show, Nathan Rose and Jim Hill discuss San Diego Comic Con 2010, what projects Disney showed off, and what to expect to from the Disney Company this upcoming year. Time: 1:09:18
    • 08/08/10 – On this week's show, Nathan Rose and Jim Hill discuss the upcoming projects from the Disney Channel, as well as how they will integrate them in the park. Time: 23:04
    • 08/04/10 – Episode 170, Your hosts read various e-mails that cover a wide range of topics and have interesting and lively discussions because of them. This show was streamed live so you may hear references to chat window inputs. Time: 2:11:42
    • 08/01/10 – "Alice in Wonderland", We watch and review Walt Disney's animated classic from 1951, Alice in Wonderland and play an audio ride thru of the Disneyland attraction. (1 million billion google thumbs up here!) Time: 37:06
    • 08/10/10 – Episode 82, MCP #82-Jonathan rejoins the show with his "short" list of attractions and lame excuses. BUT at least he is back and is his usual self once again-This week we steal attractions from coast to coast. (Mush: $100 says that Tairy did the show info). Time: 51:24
    • 08/12/10 – Season 2, Episode 1, On this episode, Matt searches out the enigmatic, secret, members-only club for Disney vacationers. He needs to find it for the big Mouse Droppings Season Two release party!! (Mush: and, yes, I did move this to the front of the queue when I heard about its release…still waiting for my invitation!) Time: 27:46
    • 08/07/10 – Episode 263, A shorter show this week, since there hasn't been a whole heck of a lot of news from Disney, and we don't have much feedback to cover.  Seriously, folks - make Eric's day and send in some feedback!  Meanwhile, ticket prices rise, the TTA changes its name (sorta) and the Candlelight Processional now has a pretty nifty dinner package for those who are interested.  Plus we've got a little audio gem provided by Gary Chambers of the Mouse Lounge podcast! Time: 34:58
    • 08/14/10 – Episode 264, It's time for yet another entry in our ride-along series!  This week, we take a gander at SpectroMagic, share a little knowledge, and try to remember the names of the Three Little Pigs. Time: 25:50
    • 08/11010 – Season 4, Episode 12, In this episode, the Mouse Lounge presents a rootin' tootin' tooth shootin' good time in Frontierland!  From the Walt Disney Archives:  Walt introduces Frontierland to an eager America on Disneyland's opening day in 1955.  Each week, in From the Vault we sample a clip from a classic Disney film, short, television or radio program, or Disneyland Record.   This week, we travel back in time, to the late 1800's for Slue Foot Sue's Golden Horseshow Revue!  Each week we present a high definition ride-through from a Disney Park East or a Disney Park West.   This week, we hop on board the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.   We'll close this week's show with a couple of jumpin' Frontierland tracks from the Mark Twain Riverboat, enjoy Come Back, Sweet Papa, and Milenberg Joys! (Mush: AWESOME!) Time: 1:41:32
    • 08/02/10 – Episode 92, It's a Mousetalgia Emporium! Jeff reports on the pros and cons of taking a toddler to the parks, the whole team reports on the "Disney Parks Around the Globe" panel discussion at the Walt Disney Family Museum, and we answer listener email. Plus, a special "Ears to the Ground" segment on the last flight of Star Tours. Also: High School Musical 3 saves a life, Dave looks at the "Disney Parks" DVD set, Kristen hosts a giveaway, and more! Time: 1:17:24
    • 08/08/10 – Episode 93, Late summer reading and relaxing with Mousetalgia! This week, the team recommends their top twelve places to escape the summer heat at the Disneyland Resort, and four great books to while away the time. Also - the Haunted Mansion turns 41, the team prepares for the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet, Zorro invades San Juan Capistrano, and a chance to win a character key sericel of Jedi Mickey! Time: 1:22:40
    • 08/09/10 – Episode 58, Welcome to the Northern Mouse Podcast Episode 58 with your hosts Carlos, Kevin and Robb. Robb an I bring you the fourth episode of Running to the Magic we talk about some of the Disney Endurance events. Then Sean from answers Robb and my Questions about DVC as they still attempt to convert me.  Then we go to part five of around the world in a day. Today we'll be in Italy again this time to catch Romeo and Edna, then Mexico for the Three Caballeros and end with the Dragon Legend acrobats in China be sure to subscribe to our new video feed I have posted the video portion of the show there along with the other around the world in a day videos. (Mush: Loved the audio in the "Around the World" segment. Also, there was some really good info in the DVC discussion!) Time: 2:10:30
    • 08/03/10 – Episode 28, Join Jennifer and Sara as they discuss this week's newsletter, compare their Top 10 Meals List and answer listener questions. Time: 35:08
    • 08/10/10 – Episode 29, Join Jennifer and Sara as they discuss this week's news, chat with special guest Quicksilver Tours owner Gregory Nicolas, and answer listener questions. Time: 31:53
    • 08/01/10 – Episode 41, In this week's show we'll be giving you attraction audio from both Kyra and Marc's favorite attractions. So sit back and relax as we broadcast the magic to you from high a top Tomorrowland. Time: 36:50
    • 08/05/10 – Episode 74, Gordon and Megan (Run Vegan Run Podcast) go for a run in Dayton, Ohio and reflect upon their experience as crew members for Mike (DirtDawg's Running Diatribe Podcast) and Kevin ( at the 2010 Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Race. Time: 1:07:05
    • 08/10/10 – Episode 75, Gordon updates his training, his weight, his open water swim for the upcoming Triathlon, and ruminates on why we should be who we were made to be, and not who others think we should be or who we think others want us to be. (Mush: Another amazing show, Gordon!) Time: 57:38
    • 08/08/10 – Episode 130, This episode marks the 5th Anniversary (more or less) of Trapped on Vacation, we're still the Longest Running Non-Commercial Disney Podcast on the Internet, and we'd like to thank you for listening and sticking with us for all of these years!  Without our listeners like you, I'd just be a guy talking to myself with a wife staring at him wondering what the hell I was doing.  So thanks for not making me look like an idiot.  Well... like more of an idiot I guess... This week we head back in time with all new audio from the Opening Night Preview of the Main Street Electrical Parade at the Magic Kingdom.  Yes, that's how long it's been...  After that we head up north to Dearborn, MI and hear an original recording by Thomas Edison.  Without Edison's invention of the phonograph, I doubt you'd be hearing my voice today!  So thanks Mr. Edison!  (Also thanks for the lightbulbs in MSEP!) Time: 37:56
    • 08/03/10 – Episode 54, Zac Hanson joins us this week to talk about Hanson's concerts at EPCOT this fall. Time: 28:35
    • 08/10 /10 – Episode 55, Sister Hazel's Ken Block joins us this week to discuss their EPCOT concerts in October. Time: 24:38
    • 08/03/10 – Episode 155, To kick off this week's show, we have the fifth edition of our newest segment called "The Top Ten". It's an interactive and fun segment where the WDWNT Podcast Team and our listeners come together to create top ten lists for Walt Disney World in many different categories. We continue this week with the top ten table service restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort (Mush: another great TT segment!). Following that, we have another edition of Town Square Talk without Mayor Justin Heyman. On this trip down Main Street WDWNT, we'll be providing information on WDWNT: The Weekend (which, might I add, is just three weeks away), the season finale of "See Ya' Real Late", the return of the Super Obscure Show to WDWNTunes, WDWNT: The App, and we'll also be informing you of a very important change that will affect how you download this program every week. Time: 2:35:47
    • 08/10/10 – Episode 156, On this week's show, we have another installment of our Walt Disney World history segment, Back to the Future. In this week's trip through time, we'll be looking at the history of singing food, rockin' parodies, and flying hang-gliders inside The Land pavilion at Epcot. We'll travel back to the Kitchen Kabaret, and take our time machine all the way up to the cloning of a California Adventure attraction, and beyond. Time: 2:29:03
    • 08/01/10 – Episode 181, I'll open up the inbox this week and answer more of your questions about everything from the rooms at Bay Lake Tower versus Kidani Village; visiting Pixie Hollow in the Magic Kingdom; Flight to the Moon and Mission to Mars; traveling the resort using the WDW bus system; annual passes for the family; signature restaurants and the best Italian food on property; resort-specific merchandise, going alone, and so much more! Time: 1:12:09
    • 08/04/10 – Video Extra, Disney's Wedding Specialists have worked with couples from all over the world since 1991 and hosted over 40,000 unique weddings. Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings provides a one-stop shopping experience for couples' every wedding planning need. Join Lou Mongello in Walt Disney World as he tours Franck's and the Disney's Wedding Pavilion and discusses the variety of options with Korri McFann from Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons. (Mush: Great video!!! I'll forego the obvious Trace and Lisa comments). Time: 6:27
    • 08/07/10 – Video Extra, Via Napoli, located next to Tutto Italia Ristorante, the restaurant in the Italy pavilion in Epcot World Showcase at Walt Disney World Resort, is the first authentic Italian pizzeria to ever open in the park. Join Lou Mongello from WDW Radio as he visits the restaurant on its opening day, talks with Patina Restaurant Group CEO Nick Valenti, and samples the flavors and culture of Italy in this new Walt Disney World dining experience. Via Napoli features a selection of classical Neapolitan pizzas, created water calibrated specifically to the pH found in Naples, Italy. A unique feature at Via Napoli is the wood-burning ovens, which are named after the three active volcanoes in Italy -- Mount Etna, Mount Vesuvius and Stromboli. Each oven is sculpted with the "face of the volcano" -- reflecting the gods whose mythology surrounds each volcano's history. (Mush: It's food, which means Lou was in Heaven in this video…I may have to rethink my marathon weekend dining after watching this one). Time: 9:19
    • 08/08/10 – Episode 182, We'll start off this week's show with a visit to what has recently become one of my favorite areas of the Magic Kingdom, as we look at the Top Ten Things We Love About Liberty Square. Beyond the Haunted Mansion, it is a land filled with incredible details, historical importance, and wonderful opportunities. I'll then take you to the waters of the Seven Seas Lagoon and aboard the Grand One, the most luxurious watercraft at Walt Disney World, as we explore how this cruising experience is perfect for parties, a romantic evening and special occasions. I'll announce the winner of our last Walt Disney World Trivia Contest, have a few announcements and then play more of your voicemails at the end of the show. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's episode of the WDW Radio Show. Time: 1:14:00
    • 08/02/10 – Episode 754, Today, we compare the old WDW Ticket system with today's attractions. (Mush: loved this one!!!) Time: 28:11
    • 08/04/10 – Episode 755, Listener Questions Wednesday! Time: 34:15
    • 08/06/10 – Episode 756, Today, we discuss what senses trigger our reactions and memories while touring the parks. Please feel free to add yours at (This one made me long to be down there soooo badly!) Time: 23:36
    • 08/08/10 – Episode 757, A recording of our live show aboard Royal Caribbean's Grandeur Of The Seas during MagicMeets 2010. Time: 47:20
    • 08/08/10 – Episode 758, Today, we discuss recent rumors regarding some changes to the WDW resorts. Time: 16:41
    • 08/11/10 – Episode 758 (again), Today, we answer your listener questions all about planning trips to Walt Disney World. Time: 35:40
    • 08/13/10 – Episode 759, Today, author Tracie Cook joins us to discuss her new book "Kid Tips For Walt Disney World..Touring Advice By Kids For Kids." Time: 19:34
    • 08/04/10, Episode 47, Tour de Disneyland Paris! (le Mush: Aujourd'hui, Matt et Nate jeter un oeil à Disneyland Paris. C'est un joli parc et un grand spectacle à écouter. Temps: 1 :25 :54
    • 08/01/10, Episode 247, This week, we begin season 6 of the show with a look at Paul's day at Disneyland on July 17th, 2010... Disneyland's 55th Anniversary. Paul is joined on the actual day of WTTM's 5th Anniversary by Brian Sommer, Magic Joe, & Magic Teri... Thanks to and for their unknowing contributions to this episode. Thanks to everyone who has made the first 5 years of WTTM truly amazing, and for helping to make WindowtotheMagic the ULTIMATE Disneyland Audio Adventure Experience
    • 08/08/10 – Episode 248, This week, Magic Joe steps in to provide part two of his special celebratory show series. Time: 52:29