JL Knopp (NDM#1) and Banks Lee (NDI#177) return as co-hosts on The Show. Orlando’s latest attraction-based news is now available to you in this fun and entertaining venue every week. Watch for it right here on The Disney Driven Life, on iTunes, on the Orlando Attractions You Tube Channel and even on Bright House Cable.
JL Knopp (NDM#1) and Banks Lee (NDI#177) have teamed up to be co-hosts on the newly formatted OAM: The Show. Orlando’s latest attraction-based news is now available to you in this fun and entertaining venue every week. Watch for it right here on The Disney Driven Life, on iTunes, on the Orlando Attractions You Tube Channel and even on Bright House Cable.
First things first I would like to thank everyone who responded to my last blog post for CONVINCING me to see John Carter. I have been flying all over the country for business and finally had a minute to see this epic film this week. This was definitely something that needed to been seen on the big screen … the BIG BIG IMAX screen and in 3D. I do still have a bone of contention for how expensive these movies are at the box office. I mean I paid $16.50 to get into a random Wednesday night showing which seems a bit steep for a movie that will be no more than 25 dollars on Blu-Ray 3D in likely less than 6 months…but I digress.
Couple of things – happy birthday to me and happy one more Disney day to you! I can’t believe I am writing this from 35k feet and didn’t extend my trip one day so I could be part of the “magic” … but I trust there will be plenty of pictures to go around!
Anyway, I know I’m generally the TV guy and all, but I hope you will forgive me if I stray away from the media just a bit today because I feel like I would be remiss if I didn’t mention what a truly wonderful experience the Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon was. (I’m not THAT much of a couch potato, thank you very much!)
By Ddltube | Published: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Just another rainy Sunday afternoon in Knox-vegas, TN so I’m unspooling yee olde faithful DVR and I got to thinking.
I’m not sure I’m proud of it but I classify myself as an “above average” consumer of media. Maybe it has something to do with what I do for a living (TV producer). I can rationalize that it’s “research” (insert laugh track). Either way, the fact of the matter is – I watch a lot of TV, go to plenty of movies, play my fair share of games and, much like you friendly reader, am always trolling this ever-crazy Internet machine.
The inner mouse meet in Animal Kingdom was a great success. We estimated about 40 people showed up throughout the meet with visits from great personalities like Lou and Deanna Mongello, Matt Hochberg, Tony Caselnova, Steve and Vicki Barrett, and Jackie Gailey. A whole host of DDL bloggers were in our company, so this is your chance to meet some of your very own Neurotic Disney Community. Bear with the choppy video and join us in the inner box for rounds of Moxie shots and lots of interactive fun.
The Disney Driven Life brings you another episode of inner mouse. In this week’s show, Scott, John, and JL discuss “bucket lists.” The topic progresses from items on Team inner mouse’s “doable” bucket list to items on the bucket list which are too intimidating to be done and ends with items that were once on the bucket list but are no longer possibilities. Do you have a bucket list? Watch and see if your list finds any common ground with the hosts of the show.
In the first installment of the Disney Dream preview Cruise, we spoke of the new “Let the Memories Begin” campaign. We also previewed the Fantasyland Expansion and its new attractions. The new Castle Light Show, “The Magic, The Memories and You!” was presented for the media. All of this led up to the preview cruise of the new Disney Dream, the newest addition to the Disney Cruise Line fleet. Now we will explore the ship itself and see all the new magic and innovations that guests will experience aboard this luxury Ship. Let’s talk about my favorite part of the cruise: the restaurants!
Food has always been an important element of any cruise line, and Disney’s cuisine is world famous. The growing trends are “Specialty Restaurants” that are developed by celebrity and world renowned chefs to offer guests upscale dining experiences. On the new Dream, Disney had upped the ante with an opulent new restaurant…Remy’s. The French inspired menu was created by two award-winning chef: Arnaud Lallement from Reims France and Scott Hunnel, direct from Disney’s Victoria and Albert’s. The décor is stunning with fantastic views of the ocean, and the menu blends classic and contemporary cooking styles in an elegant setting a la Victoria and Albert’s. There is a private Chef’s table named Chez Gusteau from the restaurant in the movie “Ratatouille,” and the décor is modeled after that fictional eatery. This elegant room has a private entrance as well as an entrance to the kitchen so the chefs can enter easily. Some of the offerings here include classic French smoked bison with fennel salad, Pigeon pie, and foie gras. Decadent French desserts like a dark chocolate praline with cocoa sherbet are served along with French press coffee and grand crème. And, like Victoria and Albert’s you will dine on eight to nine small courses in a slow, leisurely fashion. Dress codes for men? Dress jacket (tie optional), pants and shoes. And for ladies? Pant suits, evening dresses, or cocktail dresses. The cost of dining at this restaurant for those eighteen and older is $75.00 in addition to wine and alcoholic drinks.
Looking for tips on great counter service options and ways to stretch those Disney Dining Plan credits at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Watch this video! Make sure to check back from more Disney Dining Plan Tips on snack options.
Looking for tips on great counter service options and ways to stretch your credits at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Watch this video! Make sure to check back next week for more Disney Dining Plan tips on counter service options.
The Disney Driven Life brings you the third episode of inner mouse in a new chapter of their journey. In this week’s show, Scott, John, and JL continue to review Nicole’s first full marathon run, JL’s time at Give Kids the World and on the new Wild Africa Trek as well as announce some of the new bloggers joining The Disney Driven Life. The main topic for the evening was SADD–Seasonal Affective Disney Disorder. Suffering from these winter blues, Team inner mouse was unmotivated to get dressed and hosts the show in their PJs. They discuss different ways to cope with winter doldrums in ways with Disney flair. Join the discussion and let us know in what way you deal with your SADD state.
The Disney Driven Life brings you the second episode of inner mouse in a new chapter of their journey. In this week’s show, Scott, John, and JL continue to tweak things as they produce the show all on their own. Dave Parfitt visited with Team inner mouse and discussed the Power of 10 Project. The crew also recapped the marathon weekend and then covered their New Years resolutions for the upcoming Disney Driven year. Watch it all unfold here and consider what is in store this year for you and your inner mouse.
The Disney Driven Life brings you the first episode of inner mouse in a new chapter of their journey. In this week’s show, Nicole, Scott, John, and JL go “Back To Beta” as they produce the show all on their own for the first time. In addition to that Team inner mouse announced their involvement with the Power of 10 Project. The topic of discussion was a review of 2010 and all its highlights for the cast. Come reminisce with them as they talk about how they closed out a decade in their Disney Driven Lives.