Podcast Episode 218: Checking In With The Ogrens

Long time listeners will remember back on Episode 121, we had the absolute pleasure to speak with RJ and Suzanne Ogren.  Both are former Walt Disney World cast members, RJ being an artist, and Suzanne filling many different entertainment roles.  Both were busy then and now, and we wanted to check in to see what they’ve been doing the past two years.

Episode 121 – Our first interview with The Ogrens

Ribbons – Suzanne’s new novel

Remembering The Magic

Together In The Dream

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Podcast Episode 212: Late 2018 News

Here at Dole Whipped, we like to make sure you are fully informed of everything happening across Disney Parks. This week we’re filling you in on what you can expect to see at Walt Disney World Resort for the end of this year and beyond!

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Podcast Episode 202: A 26 Hour Disney Trip

Tara, Chris, and Chris’s son, Ben, had a whirlwind trip to Disney, Cocoa Beach, and Kennedy Space Center in a very short weekend trip.  Join us as they tell us how much they managed to do in a few short days, including the new Toy Story Land!

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Podcast Episode 190: Big Changes Coming To Walt Disney World

Here at Dole Whipped, we like to keep you up to date on the new things happening at Walt Disney World.  This week, we talk more in depth about the big new things happening at The Happiest Place on Earth!

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Podcast Episode 189: Spring 2018 News

Here at Dole Whipped, we like to keep you informed of all the new things you can find at Disney parks and beyond.  Join us this week as we explore what’s new at Disney parks on both coasts, as well as what you can find with Disney Cruise Line and Adventures by Disney!

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Podcast Episode 176: Early 2018 Disney News

Here at Dole Whipped, we are dedicated to keeping you updated on all the latest Disney news.  Join us this week as we talk about all the newest additions to the Walt Disney World Resort!

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Podcast Episode 163: Disney Cruise Lines Specialty Cruises

Disney Cruise Lines has some of the best cruises in the industry, but did you know they also do specialty cruises at certain times of the year?  If there’s a holiday, there’s a good chance Disney has a cruise for it!  If you love Star Wars and Marvel, listen up because we have good news for you too!

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Podcast Episode 152: 2017 D23 News

Every few years, Disney holds their D23 Expo in Anaheim where they announce their plans for parks, movies, resorts, and more for the coming years.  This year’s expo had some amazing announcements!

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Yes, another one…) Review

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Rogue One is the name of the new Star Wars movie and if you did not know that you may want to stop reading this review. Now, if you remember (or if you don’t click HERE for my last Star Wars movie review), I am not the biggest Star Wars fan in the world or even amongst us Dole Whippie ladies; but, I will put my husband up against anyone to claim he is the biggest fan. With that said, I was up and seeing the movie at 9:30am in the morning. This is not a great movie time because no one is awake, no one wants popcorn, and no one (or really I) want to be there. But, I was there, and I was exhausted from the night before being my birthday “party”. Yes, we went to Star Wars on my birthday weekend. It is not enough to be blessed with a birthday a week before Christmas…nope, Star Wars decided to thwart all plans for my birthday and open that weekend. So, here is what I thought:

It was a great story and had a good cast, decent plot, great music and the end was spine tingling (even for me). I am not going to spoil it but pretty darn cool Disney. If you are not a Star Wars groupie it is hard to follow who everyone is and who they become and what planets are good and bad. But, you can still enjoy the film. The middle gets long (for a non-fan) and you really do not have to watch it to get what happens and can take a 20 minute snooze. I may have. No comment.

The Star Wars music in the film was awesome – you knew it was Star Wars and they teased you a few times that you were going to get the full on version but nope and that was okay because I loved what they did with the new music.

The end was awesome in every way, but there was one part of the end I had issues with…I would tell you but I would get in trouble with the spoiler people.

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OH WELL _ STOP READING IF YOU DON’T WANT A SPOILER:

I did not love that Jyn and Cassian died at the end. This is a Disney movie – they needed to live happily ever after. I mean come on – was the force not strong enough with them?

I loved the little cameos of CP3P0 and R2D2 and man I love me some Princess Leia buns. That was so cool.

Go see this movie. I may watch Episode 4 not to see what happens next…until next time: I am one with the force and the force is strong with me.

Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party

ChewbaccaStein6789994If you’re a Star Wars fan and you’ve been following Disney news, chances are you’ve heard about the Star Wars fireworks show at Hollywood Studios, Symphony in the Stars.   In accompaniment with that show, Disney is also offering a dessert party you can attend.  If you’re looking for a fun and delicious way to celebrate an occasion, like a birthday or anniversary, then this might just be the thing for you!

For $69 for adults (and kids aged 10 – 17) and $39 (kids aged 3 – 9) you get a special viewing location for the fireworks show as well as a fun Star Wars themed dessert buffet with specialty drinks, including alcoholic beverage options.  Check out those Darth Vader cupcakes!

Hollywood Studios park admission is required.  You must check in at Center Stage.  The venue is uncovered, but if the weather acts up, they may move indoors.  This particular dessert party does not have seating, so be ready to stand for the show.  They do accommodate wheelchairs and scooters, however.

And just so you don’t forget this occasion, each guest receives a Chewbacca stein to take with them as a souvenir!

This is a great fireworks show, and while the price might be a little steep for the average park-goer, it seems like a fun way to celebrate with someone who really loves Star Wars.

If you’ve been, let us know what you thought of the dessert party in the comments!