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On the Road with Mickey #90 – Ride It…or Skip It?

October 04, 2021
Ride it or Skip itSeason 2, Episode 40 – Ride it…or Skip it?

Ride It…or Skip It?

Hey everyone, I’m Mike, she’s Sophie, and that’s Brenda, and we’re On the Road with Mickey! This is Season 2, Episode 40 for October 4, 2021, and our feature topic today is Ride It…or Skip It. For today’s podcast we are looking at attractions at Walt Disney World and asking the question, do you ride it or do you skip it? What are your lists? Let us know in the comments! Now, here’s the rundown of what we talked about:



  • Updates from last week:
  • Updates from last week:
    • Regarding their favorite Deluxe/Deluxe Villa Resort, we had some additional responses!
      • Cat writes: “Old Key West was huge and we liked it very much, but 3 BR villa at Bay Lake Towers is hands down our favorite. Park views (amazing at fireworks time) fireworks, spacious and open design, monorail access… absolutely wonderful”.
      • Pam chimed in as well: “Boardwalk. Love theming, view of the Boardwalk. Excellent location between HS & Epcot. As well as convenient to multiple restaurants including those in Beach/Yacht club. And the Salon at the Beach Club.”
      • Sheila said: “Bay Lake Tower especially with the Ellis family.”
      • Cindy said: “Bay Lake Towers!”
      • John chimed in: “Only have stayed at Saratoga Springs, Wilderness Lodge, and the Contemporary. Out of these three, Wilderness Lodge was my favorite. Loved the grounds and the boat transport to the campgrounds Contemporary and MK. Saratoga Springs much larger layout. Was in one of the quiet buildings. That was nice, but only time I can say I didn’t like the walk, but it was really not too bad about 5 to 10 minute walk to the main building for food. Contemporary, loved the monorail. Got to meet my Captain there, Captain Hook. My best bud for the villains. I can’t put my finger on it, but the Contemporary just was missing some of the magic. Don’t know if it is just that it is one of the original resorts and feeling its age. Looking forward to GF and the Beach Club in the next 3 years.”


  • Cheddar from the Big Cheese
    • Mike: Officially, as of October 1st, the “Neighborhoods” at Epcot will be official. As a reminder, there is World Discovery, World Celebration, World Nature (all part of the original Future World section) and World Showcase, which remains the same. World Discovery will have the attractions like Test Track and Guardians of the Galaxy; World Nature has attractions like Living with the Land, and World Celebration has attractions like Spaceship Earth.
    • Brenda: Great News! The Main Street Confectionary reopened on September 29th! Take a look at some of the new treats you can get here!
    • Sophie: We came across something that we didn’t know about, and it opened on September 1st. Over at Akershus, which is not reopened yet, they have put a lounge in the restaurant for anyone to use. It is sponsored by Florida Blue, and it is called the Florida Blue Lounge. All you need is a pass to enter, and you will be able to enjoy snacks and refreshments while you take a load off for a while! It is open daily from Noon – 6PM and will run through November 20th. Download the Guest Pass here: https://www.floridablue.com/magic

  • Connect with us! Here’s how: 

  • Feature Topic: Ride it…or Skip it?
  • This Day in Disney History for October 4

  • Disney Who’s Who Character
    • Foxy Loxy from Chicken Little

  • A little bit of Walt
    • Certainly we have all had great confidence at one time in our lives, though most of us lose it as we grow older. Because of my work, I’ve been lucky enough to retain a shred of this useful quality but sometimes, as I look back on how tough things were, I wonder if I’d go through it again.” – Walt Disney

  • Coming next week: Walt Disney World Recap
  • Sponsorship

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