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Let's talk Dis! A podcast dedicated to all things Disney. Learn the ins and outs of the magical world of Disney, as host Jeff Coviello and Disney Master Sandy chat about topics each week. Jeff Coviello is a media production teacher and media professional with over 15 years of production experience. A Disney Vacation Club owner for over a decade, Jeff and his family enjoy everything Disney has to offer from cruises to park visits. More information about Jeff can be found at www.JeffCoviello.com. Sandy Nussbaum-Giercyk is the owner of EZ Dis by Instant Impressions Travel Services, a Disney Earmarked Travel Agency. A woman business owner, she took her passion and made it daily life when opening the agency 16 years ago. Today, she leads a team of agents around the US offering no fee concierge planning to clients around the world. A true believer of the pixie dust of Disney, Sandy travels the World with Disney. The last 5 years of travel include: 47 trips to Walt Disney World, 11 Disney Cruises, a visit to Aulani, a visit to Disneyland Paris, 7 trips to Disneyland & 5 Adventures by Disney. Her first hand travel experience let's her clients benefit with amazing tips, tricks and savings. Nussbaum-Giercyk's personal mantra is "the greatest souvenir I ever bought, was the memories I made with my family.” Learn more about Sandy and the services she offers at ezdisez.com. Have a question or topic you would like us to talk about? Contact us at podcast@letstalkdis.com
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Jeff and Sandy are complete their "stroll" series with a look at EPCOT's Worldshow.   This final episode shares all about the Countries currently in Epcot, those that may be coming, special festival additions and just a little bit of history.   No passport required, come travel the World with us!
Jeff catches up with Sandy following her preview of the expanded France Pavilion.   Hear everything you want to know about the new attraction and the 2 new crepe restaurants!Want a peak at the ride?  Come along with us https://youtu.be/AO9wuMoPH-k
Jeff and Sandy are completing their "stroll" series with a look at every EPCOT.  Epcot is so large and diverse, it takes two episodes.  In this one we cover the front half of Epcot - Future World.  Here about Test Track, Soarin, Figment, Nemo and more.  Understand how to plan your day at this park to meet everyone's needs from thrill rides to quiet escapes.
Jeff and Disney Master Sandy talk about the new 2021 Boo Bash After Hours Event at Magic Kingdom.   It's a big change from Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party we saw in the past.   Hear about the characters, cavalcades and treats to help you decide if it is worth the cost.Hear about past Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party here!
Jeff sits down with Disney Master Sandy to figure out all the Disney Genie, Genie + and Lightning Lane news.  They discuss how it varies from Walt Disney World to Disneyland as well as Genie benefits for onsite guests.
Jeff sits down with Disney Master fresh off the new 2021 return to sailing for the Disney Dream.  Sandy shares what she loved about the cruise, what she missed and thing Disney missed for this sailing.Hear about the new welcome aboard mini (ok also Minnie) show as you board, the changes to the Muster/Lifeboat drill, dining, fireworks, characters and more.  Also here about advance preparation necessary so your family is not denied boarding!Sandy even speaks about the new digital onboard rebooking process and the amazing times at Castaway Cay.Be sure to visit the Let's Talk Dis YouTube channel to see over a Disney videos from this sailing!
Get a peak at the Galactic Starcruiser Resort coming to Walt Disney World in Spring of 2022.   Jeff asks Sandy to share all.....resort perks, itineraries travelers can expect on board, insider tips, dining (you won't want to miss the Crown of Corellia Dining Room), rates and so much more.    After hearing this, everyone is going to want to take a trip to a galaxy that is now in reach.To join the agency  Galactic Starcruiser priority list - sign up here 
The Cast Chronicles series continues with Jeff and Sandy sitting down with Imagineer - Timmy Britt.  Timmy's career in Imagineering included work on many guest favorite projects.   His incredible contributions to the Imagineering Team led to Timmy earning the coveted Brown Hard Hat!  During his years as a cast member, Timmy earned him three coveted Spirit of Disney awards, plus an unprecedented seventy Applause-o-Grams and sixty-eight Guest Service Fanatic awards. For nearly a decade, Timmy was involved in such projects as:Pandora — The World of AvatarJock Lindsey Hangar Bar at Disney SpringsThe Streets of AgrabahDisney's Polynesian Resort BungalowsFrozen Ever AfterCinderella's Castleand so many moreTimmy shares highlights of his career and insider stories in the book,  Extra Ordinary Everyday Magic! Available on Amazon #aff
Jeff and Sandy sit down to share thoughts on the new Moana themed Polynesian Resort Rooms.   All resort rooms, including club level have this new refurbishment.Hear about the décor and all the attention to detail.  This resort is definitely tops in storage space.Take a virtual tour of the rooms by clicking hereWondering if there is an amazing fireworks view from this resort?  You can see it hereLooking for more information on the resort?  Listen to this episode all about the resort amenities and transportation.
Jeff and Sandy sit down to talk about the highlights and unfortunate lowlights of Epcot's 2021 International Food and Wine Festival running from July 15-November 20, 2021.  This year's festival features 32 booths, though several will not open until October 1!Festival Highlights include 99 snacks, 120 drinks and a cheese hunt!  Entertainment includes Voice of Liberty and Maricha Cobra.   Weekends feature local bands with 2 evening performances.Noticeably missing this year no food or beverage seminars, no Party of the Senses, specialty brunches or lunches.Be sure to visit Let's Talk Dis on YouTube for Foodie Fridays where we will feature some of our favorite Festival snacks.
Jeff and Sandy share the history of the very first Disney hotel, which almost didn't happen.  Did you know initially the Disneyland Hotel was not owned by Disney? After being turned down by Art Linkletter, Sheraton and Hilton, Walt persuade Texas Oil Tycoon Jack Wrather.   The Disneyland Hotel opened in July 1955 almost 3 months after the theme park opened.  It wasn't until 1988, this icon came to the Disney portfolio and expanded to the magic it is today with the Fantasy, Adventure and Frontier towers.  If you are looking for a real treat, reserve one of the signature suites - Adventureland, Big Thunder, Fairytale, Mickey Mouse Penthouse or Pirates of the Caribbean Take a peak at the current rooms in this video.Just a quick walk and an optional monorail ride to Disneyland!
Jeff and Sandy sit down to celebrate  the return of marathoning with RunDisney.   They will share their personal experiences including triumphs and injury.   Hear how anyone can participate and it is an experience everyone should have once in a lifetime.  Walt Disney World 2021-22 racing season:Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend powered by AfterShokz: November 4-7, 2021Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend: January 5-9, 2022Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend: February 24-27, 2022runDisney Springtime Surprise Weekend presented by Otterbox: March 31-April 3, 2022No announcement for Disneyland
In this latest episode of Cast Chronicles, Jeff and Sandy sit down with Jason Zucker, Disney Artist.  Jason spent almost 20 years at Walt Disney World in many roles with his incredible doodling skills.  You might have found Jeff teaching an animation class at Hollywood Studios or drawing for custom prints and watches! If you are a Disney pin collector you will love Jason's story.  Here his story and amazing experience learning from some of the Disney movie animators!Love hearing about the people who make magic?  Check out other episodes of Cast Chronicles:Meet William Sandler - Disneyland Entertainment Stage Manager Meet Katie Keith - Walt Disney World Stage Performer Finding Nemo the MusicalMeet Sara Landesberg - CostumingEddie Wilder - Streetmospher PerformerMike Rowe - Disney Cruise Lines
Jeff and Sandy discuss all about the very first Disney Vacation Club Resort, which opened with that name in December 1991.  It wasn't until 1996, when it was renamed to Disney's Old Key West Resort.This expansive resort with 49 buildings  and 750 guest rooms, offers the largest villas on properties.  Studios, 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms and Grand Villas are offered here.Old Key West food offerings include: Olivias, Good Food to Go, Turtle Shack Poolside Snacks, and  Gurgling Suitcase Libations and Spirits.Recreation options a plenty....two pools, golf, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, fishing, 2 game rooms, jogging trail, surrey bikes and movies under the stars offer something for everyone.
It's finally here!  California is open to out of state residents, so Disney Master Sandy heads to Disneyland to get all the first hand details.  Jeff and Sandy discuss Avengers Campus, shares tips to make your trip less stressful and rank all the new lands!  They'll tell you about Webslingers and the 4 great shows as well as of course, all the food!  #shwarmaforall #avengerscampus #disneyland #batuu #galaxysedge #californiaadenture
Jeff and Sandy give you the highlights of a sea day.    Wondering what free things there are for adults, kids and families to do on board?   We 've got the answers plus a look at some of the paid activities.  You will find the sea day can be your favorite!Beverage seminarsCharacter MeetsSpa timeDrawing ClassesCooking ClassesCraftingBrunchSportsTriviaMovies1820 Society get togethers for older teensFriends of Bill WSpecialty Cruises including: Star Wars or Marvel Days or Halloween and Christmas Celebrations.
Jeff and Sandy go back to May 1, 1989 to the Grand Opening of Disney's MGM Studios and all the changes the Studios have seen from the obvious of the name to the loss of the Earful Tower, the Sorcerer Hat and so many attractions they have trouble packing it all in,     Hear about the legendary Marty Sklar, Imagineering force behind this park.  For Sklar fans, be sure to get your copy of his books to hear his incredible stories - One Little Spark!, Travel with Figment on the Road in Search of Disney Dreams, and Dream It! Do It! My Half Century Creating Disney's Magic Kingdoms #afflinks  Reminisce on such greats as Who Wants to Be A Millionaire, American Idol and Sounds Dangerous.   Remember great shows like Disney's Movie Magic, Pixar Live!, Hunchback and more.Recall the star studded weekends that are no more - ESPN Weekend, ABC Soaps Weekend and of course, Star Wars Weekends featuring the 501st Legion.  
Jeff and Sandy explore Disney's Saratoga Home Springs Resort...a home away from home.   With 18 buildings containing studios, 1 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms and 3 bedroom grand villas plus 60 stand alone tree house villages, this resort has something for everyone.Enjoy the nostalgia of staying in the former home of Disney InstituteSpend the day relaxing at the 2 theme pulls and splash areas or visit the carousel.This resort is home to one of only 2 full spas on propertyBest of all, you are just steps away from Disney Springs and  adjoining Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course.Be sure to check out the hidden Mickey on the resort siding!Wonder how incredibly themed these rooms are?  Check out this studio video!
Jeff and Sandy talk with Mike Rowe, veteran Disney Cruise Line cast member.  Mike has been part of the crew staff on the Magic, Dream and Wonder.  You may find him welcoming you aboard, dancing at the sail away party, calling bingo or even in the lounge leading games late in the evening.    Early in his career your children may have met Mike as a kids club counselor.  Mike is currently on board the Magic, getting ready to welcome UK guests aboard those special sailings.   Mike's other passion is cooking.  You can find him making his own version of our favorite Palo soufflé on his YouTube channel Mike Rowe CooksIf you haven't sailed Disney and are deciding if cruising is for you, be sure to check our previous episode, is a Disney Cruise for me?Ready to sail, ask the experts at EZ Dis to give you a quote which includes a great shipboard credit.
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