While you are reading this blog, I am either on my way to, or have arrived at, my favorite destination in the world – Walt Disney World! For the first time this year I will be doing something brand new while we are on our seventeen-hour road trip. I will be listening to podcasts.
For those of you who don’t know me, you might say that I am a little technologically-challenged. I know how to use my computer, Iphone, etc. but when it comes to knowing how it all works I haven’t got a clue. Thankfully, my husband sets it all up for me and I just push the buttons. One thing I do enjoy about technology, though, is having information at my fingertips quickly.
Recently, I was introduced to podcasts when my friend Chip at Chip & Company wrote a blog about 2 Lonely Deeks joining MouseChat.net for a podcast. I listened to it and then I listened to some more. I really liked it. I know that for most people it is not a new concept, but for those like me it is a great new discovery. I love that I can listen to whatever I want (Disney-related content), whenever I want (all the time), and however I want (on the computer at home or on the Iphone, Ipod or MP3 player everywhere else).
MouseChat.net is done “talk show style” by true Disney fans (the best kind of people in my opinion). Each week they produce a new one to bring all of us up-to-date Disney news and information about events going on now and in the future. They also cover reviews of Disney restaurants and resorts. I am purposely not listening to any more of them before I leave so I can save them for the car ride.
The site shows that they take questions from people but, without even asking, I had some questions answered for my current trip just by listening to sessions they have already published. I got great information about the Give A Day, Get A Day Fast Pass I will be using, as well as a review of the new Via Napoli restaurant at Epcot that I have been dying to try.
Each person on the podcast speaks from their personal experiences and opinions on the latest offerings at Walt Disney World. Plus, moms are the ones helping to do the post cast, so I got all the information from a mom’s point of view!
I really enjoy being able to get Disney information this way. I like that I can pause it or rewind it if I get a phone call or need to hear an important detail again. The fact that I can listen to people talk about Disney while I am cooking dinner, walking in the mornings or driving to work (or Disney World) is the best idea I have heard in a long time. The icing on the cake is that IT’S FREE! Give them a listen; I bet you will love it too!
(Editor’s Note: There are TONS of great Disney podcasts! In addition to MouseChat and 2 Lonely Deeks, you may also enjoy the Inner Mouse, and Lou Mongello’s WDW Radio Podcast. And please feel free to share YOUR favorites in the comment section below! )
Brenda is a native Texan born and raised on the Gulf Coast. She visited Disney World twice as a teenager and always dreamed of growing her family Disney. She took her first-timer husband and their three children to Disney World in 2000 and they now spend every Thanksgiving there. Brenda writes with a comedic twist on various Disney topics. She will be sharing tips she has learned during her travels and also hopes to enlighten people on little-known freebies that Disney has to offer. She wishes she could have met Walt Disney and considers herself to be a student of Walt. In parallel to his dream it is her wish that everyone would take at least one trip to Disney World in order to share in its magic with their families.