2016 Walt Disney World Trip Report

Animal Kingdom Rivers of Light Opening

Walt Disney World Trip Report

Epcot Frozen Ride, SoarIn Over the World, Animal Kingdom new nighttime events….

Lauren and Chris are back from Walt Disney World and they have gone to see and report back on everything new as we enter Fall 2016.
There is so much new at Walt Disney World this year, from Disney Springs offering all sorts of new restaurants, shops, and entertainment, to EPCOT’s new Frozen ride and Soarin Over The World Attraction.  Disney Hollywood Studios lights up the night with a Star Wars themed nighttime fireworks show that is amazing, as well as a Star Wars dessert party.  Animal Kingdom has a new full service sit down restaurant, Tiffins, a show on the Tree of Life, night time safaris, and River of Lights that is scheduled to start soon.

Mouse Chat Meet Up at EPCOT

December 3, 2016 11 AM at EPCOT

It’s that time!!! Time for the Annual Mouse Chat Disney World Meet Up. 🙂 We will be meeting in EPCOT Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11 AM in France. Here are the details and free event tickets. Please sign up and let your friends know. Last Year someone won a car! Not at our Mouse Chat meet up but I heard someone won a car in some sweepstakes. http://mousechatdisney2016.eventzilla.net


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Author: Steve Griswold

Steve Griswold - You can follow Steve Griswold and "The Real Life Griswold Family" here on Mouse Chat - a Weekly Disney Podcast covering everything from Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line. Also follow the Griswold Road Trips - Disney Edition show at: www.GriswoldFamilyVacations.com and on Twitter and Instagram @GriswoldVac Media Contact: Steve Griswold Phone: 678-815-1584 Email: Steve@MouseChat.net

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  1. Another great show guys. Keep up the good work. This is one of the funniest podcast you have done. I was listening to an older podcast today and found out that Chris had served. Thank you for your service.

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    • Hi Zacharie,

      Yeah Chris was in the service, don’t let it go to her head 😉 I think she maybe of crashed a Hummer or two in her day.


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  2. LOVE that Lauren enjoyed Boardwalk Inn since I will be going there in November. Yay Lauren, you made my day. Love all of you guys – you’re the best and look forward to every podcast.

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    • Hi, Marcy,

      Yeah it sounds like Lauren had an amazing time at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn resort. I have not stayed there in a long long time, and now I even want to go. 🙂


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  3. HI, I had to take down this Mouse Chat show because we had so many people listening that it brought the server down.

    We have a dedicated server just for Mouse Chat, but even so it can not handle the 170,000 listeners we are now hitting each month. I guess that’s a good problem to have.

    I have signed up for another ISP that specializes in Podcast hosting and am moving everything over to that server. Hopefully this will just be a day or less.

    Also this is costing me a small fortune every month. We love doing Mouse Chat and I turn down advertisers all the time because we want Mouse Chat and our website AD free for you. If you are planning a vacation, any vacation, (Disney World, ANY cruise, Europe trip, All-Inclusive Resort, Wedding, Honeymoon, Group Travel, etc.) PLEASE call us, email us, or fill out a quick quote form. We don’t charge you anything, our service is free, but this helps pay our bills as the vendors give us a commission for helping you with your vacation.

    Please request a Mouse Chatter over at https://PixieVacations.com, or call Lisa at 678-815-1584 and let her know what Mouse Chatter or Pixie Vacations agent you want to help you.

    This would really help us out and again there is no cost to you and we help plan your vacation with you.

    Thank you so much and have a magical day,

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    • The crazy thing is that the way this was removed caused my already-downloaded episode to disappear (from the apple “Podcasts” app). Quite disconserting…

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  4. More episodes this length! 😀

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    • Agreed! This was a great episode.

      Maybe you can compress them a bit more to reduce the ISP charges…

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      • Thanks Craig. I do need to see how to do that in Adobe Audition. That could help a bunch going forward.


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    • Hi Justin,

      We do sometimes end up with Mouse Chat shows that run about an hour or longer. We have some quick hit shows too on the can coming up.
      We went to Sandals Resorts in Jamaica and that show is about an hour too, but not Disney. We will try and get some longer shows together for you.


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  5. Hi,

    We have moved 376 Mouse Chat shows to a new ISP and I have added this weeks show back up. 🙂

    So this should solve our issues with so many people listening now. Everyone should be able to listen to all 5+ years of Mouse Chat and all our new up coming episodes to come with no traffic issues.


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    • Thanks Steve.

      Mine reappeared today and resumed right where I left off.

      And yes, I’ll be calling you guys to book our Spring Break trip. Why? Because you guys are awesome….

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      • Thanks again Craig.

        Yeah the move over was pretty seamless once I figured out what the issue was and hit go to transfer the files.
        Also thanks for contact one of the Mouse Chatters for a future vacation.


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  6. Thanks for a great trip report! I got to reminisce about our trip 2 weeks ago that went by so quickly. We did so many of the same things, it almost sounded like we were on the same trip! (Star Wars fireworks, Via Napoli, AK at night, Soarin’, etc.) We were there 8/15-8/22, maybe we even saw you 🙂 (Actually, if you went to DHS on 8/16, we were the ones glaring at you being escorted from the SW Dessert Party!)

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