Welcome Home: A Disney Parks & DVC Podcast show

Welcome Home: A Disney Parks & DVC Podcast

Summary: A Disney Parks & Vacation Club Podcast. Tom, Damon and Trevor are Disney enthusiasts who can't stop talking about anything and everything Disney. On Welcome Home, they talk about everything related to Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Vacation Club (DVC). As DVC Owners and Disney Parks enthusiasts, the guys have extensive knowledge of everything Disney and Disney Vacation Club. Let Welcome Home help you and your family be more knowledgeable about Disney!

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 Episode 181: Train Station Canceled, Food & Wine Preview & New Disneyland Resort Benefits | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:28:35

The guys answer listener questions on topics including best WDW tips, favorite food item, DVC maintenance fees, a ride about Walt, and WDW’s 100th Anniversary. The previously announced Disney Parks Around The World – A Private Jet Adventure sold out before becoming available to the public. The Brightline high-speed rail station planned for Disney Springs has been canceled. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique returns in August with new costume options and accessories. Disney released a preview of the food booths at the upcoming EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. Disneyland announced some new benefits for guests staying on property.

 Episode 180: DVC Diamond Level, Top of the World Returns & Robot Sherpa | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:47:06

The guys answer listener questions on topics including a WDW ‘Would you rather?’ and Disney shirts. A rumor claims that DVC is considering creating a paid member perks program called ‘Membership Magic Diamond Level’. Top of the World lounge returns in July with a pricey re-opening party, a new theme, and new rules for access. Disney patented technology for a 'robot sherpa' that could transport theme park guests' items. The guys discuss exclusive food items to celebrate the 4th of July. It’s halfway to Christmas, so Disney announced all the holiday festivities coming to the parks including a holiday overlay at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, the return of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and many other holiday favorites. Disney also announced that holiday spectaculars are returning to Disneyland.

 Episode 179: Mini Golf, Private Jet Around the World & Lightyear Space Mountain Rumor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:27:09

The guys answer listener questions on topics including ways to ruin a day at Disney, bragging about DVC and favorite Disney dads. Damon talks about his recent conversations with listeners about Hilton Head, his upcoming Dollywood trip, and mini golf. Adventures by Disney announces Disney Parks Around The World – A Private Jet Adventure, which takes guests to every Disney park around the world. Walt Disney Imagineering shares a look inside TRON Lightcycle Run’s ‘Upload Conduit’ canopy. To celebrate the recent release of ‘Lightyear’ Disney announced new experiences and merchandise. A rumor indicates that Space Mountain in Disneyland will be re-themed as ‘Lightyear Mountain’ as part of the upcoming Tomorrowland overhaul. The guys discuss exclusive Father’s Day food and new dishes coming to the parks this summer. Disneyland announced all of the fall favorite events returning to the parks this year.

 Episode 178: Minnie Vans Returning, Pirate Rooms Discontinued & Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:25:21

The guys answer listener questions on topics including unlimited Lightning Lane for a day, the Brightline Train to WDW, getting Damon back to Disney, DVC staycations, food to bring to the parks and best mac and cheese on property. The remaining DVC Rooms at the new Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa were declared into the Grand Floridian Condo Association. Disney announced that the popular Minnie Van service is returning at the end of June. The Pirate themed rooms at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will be discontinued in 2023. Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is reopening in July. Disney revealed the menu for Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, which is reopening in a few weeks. Imagineers are exploring ways to use aerial drones in nighttime spectaculars.

 Episode 177: Things That Make Us Happy, New Food at Hollywood Studios & Magic Key | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:51:40

The guys answer listener questions on topics including owning DVC until it expires, Disney Parks book recommendations, activities outside of WDW, DVC add on advice, things that make the guys happy, and annual pass changes. The guys talk about games and tv shows they have been enjoying recently. A new restaurant called “Summer House on the Lake” will debut at Disney Springs in 2023. The actress who plays Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog” announced during an interview that the upcoming re-theming of Splash Mountain would be completed by 2024. The guys discuss new menu items at Sci-Fi Dine-in and 50’s Prime Time Café. Disney announced that “Finding Nemo: The Big, Blue and Beyond” will debut on June 13th. Disneyland has stopped selling all levels of Magic Key and is now offering a limited-time summer discount for California Residents.

 Episode 176: Top of the World Speculation, Rescue Rangers & Paper FastPass | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:50:57

The guys answer listener questions on topics including getting married at Disney, Damon’s future vacation plans, favorite ramen flavors, Tron opening date speculation, travel entertainment, DVC member cruise benefits, and Genie+. Top of the World Lounge will reopen this summer and the guys speculate on what changes are being made. The guys talk about cartoons including the new Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue Rangers movie. An Imagineer revealed in an interview that Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind was originally themed to the ‘big bang’. Damon and Trevor discuss their love for the old paper FastPass. New Star Wars characters including the Mandalorian, Grogu, and Boba Fett are making appearances in Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland. Disney is asking guests to vote on their favorite churro flavor to celebrate National Churro Day. The guys review exclusive food coming to H2O Glow After Hours.

 Episode 175: Meetup Trip Report, Eat to the Beat & Summer Food | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:00:31

The guys are back from their WDW trip and give a trip report from the meetup. Disney filed a patent for ride vehicles that automatically reset physical and digital effects. The initial artist lineup for the 2022 Eat to the Beat Concert Series at EPCOT has been released. Details for the Virtual Queue and Lightning Lane have been announced for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will be included with Genie+ at the end of May. Starting in June, guests will no longer be able to purchase Genie+ in advance of their trip. Harmony Barber Shop is reopening its doors this summer and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will open later this year. The guys discuss new food coming to the parks this summer.

 No Show This Week! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:01:00

The guys travel to WDW for a listener meetup and some EPCOT Flower & Garden food. New Episode next week!

 Episode 174: Damon’s HHI Trip, EPCOT Transformation Update & MagicBand+ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:51:20

Damon returns to the show and gives a report on his recent trip to Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort. The guys answer listener questions on topics including alternative Starcruiser costumes and the biggest musical acts today. Disney debuted four new Star Wars themed photo ops to celebrate May the 4th. New details have been revealed about the ongoing EPCOT transformation including a new multi-use facility, an outdoor event space, and the return of lighting effects in the walkways. New concept art was also released for the upcoming Journey of Water attraction. Disney announced that MagicBand+ will launch this summer and will include interactions with the Disney Fab 50 statues, a bounty hunter game in Galaxy’s Edge, and a new way to experience nighttime spectaculars. The previously announced “Hey Disney!” voice assistant will debut later this year in Disney hotels. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will utilize a Virtual Queue when it opens.

 Episode 173: Halfway to Halloween, Encanto Attraction & A New Space Mountain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:55:27

Tom and Trevor discuss plans for the upcoming listener meetup and answer listener questions on topics including favorite non-Disney vacations, a gift for Trevor’s wife, VIP Tour itinerary, booking dining, and travel toothbrushes. DVC has announced a new member cruise for 2023. A Disney executive confirmed the name of the new DVC Villas at Disneyland. The Meta Quest Virtual Reality experience featuring Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge is coming to Disney Springs. During their “Halfway to Halloween” Celebration, Disney announced the return of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party along with new merchandise and food. With its opening just a few weeks away, Disney shared even more preview material for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. Lin-Manuel Miranda mentioned in an interview that Disney Imagineers are already working on an “Encanto” themed attraction. A new version of Space Mountain is coming to Tokyo Disneyland in 2027. Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel in Disneyland will be re-imagined with a Pixar theme.

 Episode 172: Top of the World Reopening, Connections Opening & Mother’s Day Food | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:30:44

The guys welcome Andy Berry from DVC Resale Market to the show and answer listener questions on topics including international DVC contracts, direct price increases, hottest resale contracts, the Disneyland DVC tower, getting Damon to the parks, and airport preferences. DVC announced that the ‘reimagined’ Top Of The World Lounge at Bay Lake Tower will reopen soon and the guys speculate on what may have changed. Disney gave a sneak peak at the new ‘Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond!’ stage show debuting at Animal Kingdom this summer. A new PhotoPass service was announced which lets you virtually transform Cinderella Castle with your photos. Connections Café & Eatery is opening soon at EPCOT. The guys discuss limited time Mother’s Day treats coming to Disney Parks. A rumor based on guest surveys indicates that Disney may be looking to offer day care services during the California Adventure Food & Wine Festival.

 Episode 171: Vero Beach Review, New DVC Gift & Main Street Electrical Parade Merch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:49:04

The guys answer listener questions on topics including a walking trail to Animal Kingdom, tipping etiquette, bus service to WDW from Vero Beach, and virtual queues. Damon is back from his trip to Vero Beach and gives his review of the resort. A site plan was revealed for the new DVC Tower at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. DVC introduces a new direct purchase gift package. Cast Member uniforms for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind have been revealed. The guys discuss new, limited time food options at Disney Parks to celebrate Earth Day. Nighttime spectaculars are returning to Disneyland Resort with new exclusive merchandise and food. World of Color returns to Disney California Adventure this month and will now utilize a virtual queue.

 Episode 170: Cosmic Rewind Preview, Lightyear Rumor & Bruno Projection Show | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:11:57

The guys answer listener questions on topics including holiday overlays, a new EPCOT country, nice people, alternative Soarin’ films, moving a Disney park, and adding a scene to PhilharMagic. Disney announced the official opening date for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind along with a trailer for the ride. DVC Members and Annual Passholders will soon be able to register for a preview of the new ride. Disney World announced that they have set aside 80 acres of land to develop affordable housing. WDW is doubling their solar power generation capability. The guys discuss a rumor that a ride based on the upcoming movie ‘Lightyear’ is already under development and would replace the existing Buzz Lightyear attractions at Disney Parks. Disneyland announced a new line of merchandise and dining package themed to the Main Street Electrical Parade. A new projection show on the Small World facade at Disneyland will feature a visual montage set to “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Encanto.

 Episode 169: Grand Floridian Incentives, Returning Favorites & Drone Shows | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:34:35

The guys answer listener questions on topics including EPCOT festivals, most huggable characters, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and ride overlays. Damon wants to commission a new carved wood sign for his family, but can’t decide on the theme. Pricing incentives for the new Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa have been released. An Imagineer working on the Galactic Starcruiser revealed in an interview that they would like to include Star Wars universe holidays, including Life Day, in their storylines on the ship. Disney announced that traditional character greetings are returning in a few weeks. Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue will finally return this summer. Imagineer Zach Riddley shared more details about the upcoming Connections Café and Eatery and the full menu was revealed. More preview images have been shared for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction. Disneyland Paris debuted a new nighttime drone show for the park's 30th Anniversary.

 Episode 168: Minnie Vans Returning, H2O Glow After Hours & Dapper Dans | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:50:51

The guys answer listener questions on topics including Disneyland advice, a WDW concert venue, what to do with Discovery Island, the Poly Tower location, favorite vacation memories, and restaurant theme ideas for the Poly Tower. DVC raised the direct prices for several sold out resorts to $200 per point. Construction on the DVC Disneyland Tower has gone vertical. Minnie Vans will return to service at WDW this summer. Imagineer Zach Riddley gave a sneak peek of the Connections Café and Eatery floor design that pays homage to original EPCOT plans. Disney H2O Glow After Hours events at Typhoon Lagoon are returning this Summer. The Disney Cultural Representative Program is returning to EPCOT. Disney shared a video of the Dapper Dans performing “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Encanto. The guys discuss the upcoming “Disney Mirrorverse” mobile game.

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