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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 introduce you to the amazing vacation style of River Cruising.  Sail the Seine River, Danube River or Rhine River with Adventures by Disney aboard an AmaWaterways ship for the vacation of lifetime.  Hear about the differences in Ocean Cruising versus River Cruising (including the typical 160 passengers on board instead of the 4,000 guests on the Disney Dream).   Learn about the all inclusive style with incredible meals, unique port excursions, evening entertainment and so much more.If you want to paint like Van Gogh while sailing down the river or like Monet in a garden, these vacations are for you.Highlights of the Danube River include: Schobrunn Palace, Durnstein Castle, Mozart/Strauss Concert, Vienna Boys Choir and a visit to the  Salt MineHighlights of the Rhine River include: Heidelberg Castle, Amsterdam Canals, Van Gogh Museum and the Rhine Gorge.Highlights of the Seine River include: Normandy Beach, Money Garden, Cliffs of Etretat, Jewish Quarters, Gothic Churches,  and  KayakingWatch day by day highlight videos of Sandy's trip on the Rhine here: https://ezdisez.com/rhine-river-cruise-vlog/Looking for more information?  Read about the River Cruises here or call sandy at 877-ezdis-ez (877-393-4739)
Join Jeff and Sandy as they discuss the highlights of the amazing resort, Disney's Wilderness Lodge.  They will give you a little bit of history how this one resort has now become an incredible triple threat!   Hear about the myriad of room categories including the incredible Cascade Cabins.They'll break down the dining (of course!), the recreation, transportation and so much more.   So if you are looking for the best place at Walt Disney World to find Magic Cookie Bars, wondering what all the fuss is about the ketchup at Whispering Canyon, or want to know about meeting Snow White and Grumpy at Storybook Dining, you'll want to tune in here.Looking for a resort that let's you escape the excitement and brings you into the calm of the Pacific Northwest?  Wilderness Lodge is for you with it's incredible lobby, Grand Canyon styled fireplace, their own geysery or a true peak into history with a visit to Walt's Train Room - The Carolwood Pacific Railroad Room!Cap off any night hear with a view of the Water Pageant!    
Have you wondered what to do first at the Magic Kingdom?  Not sure where to escape the rain at Disney? Trying to figure out all the thrills at Magic Kingdom? Can you spend a day at Magic Kingdom with Homeschool lessons?  Join Jeff and Sandy this week as they stroll through the Magic Kingdom answering these questions and so many more.Yes, it is a Small World!Did you miss our episode about hidden gems in the Magic Kingdom?  We've got you covered - http://bit.ly/ltdepisode49Have you ever thought about attending Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party?  We can tell you all about it, listen here! or if Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is the right time of year for you, check out our blog.Need homeschool ideas, here you go!
Katie Rose a 20 year Walt Disney World Stage Performer, joins Jeff and Sandy in this episode of Cast Chronicles.  Hear what it's like to play Squirt in #findingnemothemusical.  Katie Rose shares that she even had the opportunity to meet #glennclose her first year at Disney!Find out if you share Katie Rose's favorites such as #Aladdin #Genie #TinkerbellIf you are planning an Animal Kingdom day, be sure to check out our blog with top 10 tips for homeschooling at the Disney park!  Be sure to subscribe to on your favorite podcast player so you can hear our stroller through Disney's Animal Kingdom in a few weeks and more about this park Katie Rose loves!
Jeff and Sandy talk all about Walt Disney World's  5 value resorts.  They'll give  tips on the most immersive resort, the best pool, the best price and of course the best transportation.  They'll even break down the differences in the family suites!Listen to this resort to help make the best Disney resort choice for your family.If you are looking for individual resort episodes check out all about:Disney's Art of Animation ResortDisney's Pop Century ResortDisney's All Star Resorts
Jeff and Sandy break it all down in this episode of the Grandest of them all - Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa as well as the Villas at Grand Floridian.   This resort is the only AAA 5 Diamond Resort on property (one of only 120 to receive this award in the World!)Transportation from this resort includes a new walking path to the Magic Kingdom, it's on the monorail and bus transportation to all parks and Disney Springs.Offering the most dining of any resort including 1900 Park Fare, Victoria & Alberts, Narcoossee's, Citricos, Enchanted Rose, Grand Floridian Care and Gaspirallas .Don't miss the Garden View Tea Room for afternoon high tea or little ones will love The Perfectly Princess TeaView the Electrical Water Pageant nightly from the beach (or some resort rooms) nightly at 8:45pmPerfect stay for those getting married at Disney's Wedding Pavilion.  Considering a Disney Wedding?  Take a listen to our coverage of Disney's Wedding Showcase.Enjoy 2 theme pools including a Mad Hatter with a dunk tank.Be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast player by clicking here.
Jeff and Sandy break down the 2021 Taste of Epcot's Festival of the Arts.  As it's amended name implies this year "Taste of" the Festival has been modified for this year. Hear about the Animation Classes, Voices of Liberty performances and so many amazing food kiosks around the World Showcase.   Check out the visual appeal of stepping into 8 life-sized versions of some of the most-admired artwork from around the world for photo ops.  See the talent of the Chalk Walk.   Visit with great Disney inspired artists and even add an autographed piece to your collection.   It's a must not miss!
Jeff and Sandy are thrilled to add this new monthly segment - Cast Chronicles where they sit down with a current or former magic maker in the parks or at sea!   They'll help give you a peak behind the curtain to know so many of the details that go into making guest time with Disney look effortless.  These episodes are also great for inspiring young cast members to learn how diverse the backgrounds are of people who work at Disney as well as the vast number of careers in so many fields. We kick of the series by meeting William Sandler.  William is a 10 year Disneyland veteran with a passion for service and a love of trivia!  You can check out his trivia, including Disney of course in this Facebook Group.   As an Entertainment Stage Manager, he works on such shows as the Flag Retreat Ceremony, Mickey and the Magical Map, aerial fireworks displays and special events in both parks.  He is also a proud member of the Minnie's Moonlit Madness Clue Crew, a VoluntEARS group who create a fun night for Cast Members, with event proceeds donated to a local nonprofit organization. Visiting Disneyland?  Keep your eye  out for a William  name tag and say hi!Did  he make you want to start planning a Disneyland vacation?  Check out our blog with more park tips!
Jeff and Sandy highlight all the great movie influences in the park and the park influences that create movies.    They discuss influences in Disney parks not only in US parks but international.   It's amazing how many movies there are.   We cover some favorites.....Haunted Mansion, Pirates of Caribbean, Pixar Pier (Inside Out, The Incredibles, Toy Story), Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Dinosaur, Dumbo, Snow White, Star Wars, Avengers, Pandora and so many more.Do you love watching a movie and adding on some crafting fun?  Check out these great projects:Merida CraftYoda PlushAvengers Coloring BookAnna from Frozen, Paper CraftForky Pencil TopperMr Potato Head Cookies
Jeff and Sandy talk about a holiday favorite on both Coasts - Disney's Candlelight Processional.  Maybe you are lucky enough to secure the elusive tickets for Disneyland's Processional or maybe you are wondering about the 100+ readings at Epcot's Candlelight Processional. Sit back, relax and take in the beauty of this amazing experience.Check out this video to take a peak at this experience with guest narrator, Jodi Benson.Epcot performances are 3 times a night at 5, 6:45 and 8"15pm.  Typically from Friday after Thanksgiving to December 30.Typically, a limited preliminary list of narrators is announced in July with updates throughout the fall.  Some past narrators include: Trace Adkins Jodi BensonMatt Bomer Steven Curtis Chapman Auli'I Cravalho Warwick Davis Joey Fatone America Ferrera Ana Gasteyer Whoopi Goldberg Amy Grant Laurie Hernandez Helen Hunt Daniel Dae Kim Anthony Mackie Bart Millard Joe Morton Edward James Olmos CCH Pounder Alfonso Ribeiro Cal Ripkin Jr Chita Rivera Kurt Russell Pat Sajak Gary Sinese John Stamos Jaci Velasquez Meredith Vieira Blair Underwood Ming-Na Wen Chandra WilsonMore facts about Candlelight Processional can be found here
Jeff and Sandy talk about the original Walt Disney World resort - Disney's Contemporary Resort and the changes it has had over the years including the addition of Disney's Bay Lake Tower.Interested in the original building model, see it here!Looking to fact check Jeff about Nixon's I am not a crook speech?  We've got details here.Need more information about getting around Walt Disney World?  Here is our transportation episode if you missed it.Want to tour the rooms?   We've got that too!Traveling as a large party?  Bay Lake Tower made our top large family resorts list but check out other choices!
Jeff and Sandy sit down to talk all about the highlights of the podcast turning 50 and Magic Kingdom turning 50.  Plus they'll do a $50 Disney Gift Card Giveaway to celebrate.   Like, subscribe and tag friends on Let's Talk Dis on Facebook and InstagramDisney's 50th Anniversary WebsiteHear all about our thoughts on upcoming changes to the castle, parades and fireworks. See some special season fireworks here and here!Looking for the castle celebration pictures?  Click here and yes, keep scrolling all the way down to see the pink birthday cake castle.Looking to meet Jeff and Sandy?  You can travel with them Backstage at Disneyland.  Click here for details
Jeff and Sandy sit down this week with special guest, Mike Dreitlein.  Mike, also huge Disney fan and aspiring Imagineer, is another Jersey Guy.  Wander down Main Street as Sandy gives you little bits of knowledge and hidden gems while Mike takes you through the architecture  of the park.   They'll visit Crystal Palace, The Enchanted Tiki Room, Haunted Mansion and of course, Cinderella's Castle.   You'll see want to head to the park tomorrow to see all these great little gems!Can't get enough of Magic Kingdom?  Check out this blog with educational opportunities.
Jeff and Sandy sit down to discuss "All Stars".  All Star Movies, All Star Music and All Star Sports the original of the value resorts at Walt Disney World.   While initially they were designed to be identical resorts with just a changing in theming, they now discuss all the differences as well as the refurbishments.   Sandy shares her love all the remodeled Family Suites.  If you want a peak at them, just check out her video and then you can see the refurbished "standard" but very upgraded room.
Jeff and Sandy talk about the ultimate bucketlist trip for Disney fans.  Adventures by Disney Backstage Magic and best of all, you can have the chance to travel with them.    Hear all about this amazing opportunity to visit the Walt Disney Studios, Disney Imagineering, Jim Henson Studios, backstage at Disneyland and more.February 20-25, 2022 you can meet them in California.  See pricing and complete details hereLooking for more information all about Adventures by Disney?  Check out this past episode
The 2020 holiday season has officially begun at Walt Disney World.  Right off the plane, Sandy shares with Jeff all the things to love about the Holidays in Walt Disney World.   It's definitely different during Covid time but lots of magic to be had.    There are a few things on hiatus we definitely missed, so check out our 2019 videos to get your fill! 2019 Gingerbread House Displays2019 Merry MenagerieMinnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks
Jeff and Sandy delve into VIP Tour options in Walt Disney World.    Hear about rockstar feelings of a private VIP Guide tour, exactly what you want when you want for you and up to 9 additional guests.   Hear about 3  semi private tours - the Ultimate Day of Thrills with a 7 hour, 3 park experience; Magic of Nature a 4 hour Animal Kingdom experience and The Ultimate Disney Classics,  a 4 hour Magic Kingdom tour perfect for all ages.Want to talk specifics, you can email letstalkdis or reach out to Sandy directly at www.ezdisez.com
Jeff and Sandy sit down to hash out the good, the better and the best in moderate resorts at Walt Disney World.    No surprise to our fans, there isn't one clear winner for everyone but there is one winner for every one.   Think you found the perfect resort for you, listen to more specifics on that resort.Disney's Caribbean Beach ResortDisney's Coronado Springs Resort and Gran Destino TowerDisney's Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter ResortsYou can read about it here
Jeff and Sandy help you unravel the mystery of deciding on onsite vs offsite resorts for your Disney vacation.  They compare transportation, dining and room size options.  You'll also hear about the advantages of better dining times and fastpass times.  Most importantly they will cover the huge difference and potential loss of money when cancelling a Disney Vacation.  Need to understand the FastPass timing better?  Check out this episode of the podcast.Wondering if your family would want the dining plan?  Check out this episode of the  podcast.Wondering what a Disney expert can do for you?  Take a listen!Looking to talk with Sandy to understand what is best for you?  Call 877-EZDIS-EZ(877-393-4739) www.ezdisez.com
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