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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike and Gary talk about the food offerings at EPCOT's International Flower and Garden Festival.  In years past, we would break down ALL of the offerings.  This year, we gave our Top 10.

We touch briefly on the new ticket price hikes and the college admissions scandal.  

 

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike and Gary expand on a listener question and discuss our Bottom 3 Table Service Restaurants at EPCOT.  This list was tough to come up with, because there are so many fine dining establishments at EPCOT.

In the first part of the episode, Mike and Gary talk about the latest news......Opening dates for Stars Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Mike pretty much turned his microphone off and let Gary rant for a while.

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Mike & Gary

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike and Gary take a listener question and discuss our Top 3 Table Service Restaurants at EPCOT.  We took a little twist on this question.  How many 'Signatures' did they put on this list?  Did Mike and Gary agree or disagree with their selections?

What are you Top 3 Table Services at EPCOT?  Tweet us or leave us a message on Facebook (PorFavorPodcast).  You can also email us at (info@porfavorpodcast.com)

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

Episode #260 - Five Year Celebration Live

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast Mike & Gary are live on Facebook for their five year anniversary show.

They discuss the Matt Kuchar situation, Robert Kraft and much more. There is discussion on the new EPCOT renovations and the $12,000 Walt Disney World VIP tour.

Thanks for sticking with the guys for FIVE years! It has been an incredible ride!

 

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike and Gary talk about Mike's recent visit to the Golden Corral.  How on Earth did he make an appearance to that spot?  What brought him there?

In the meat of the episode, Gary and Mike discuss bringing young ones to Walt Disney World.  What works and what doesn't?  If Gary had it all over again, what would he do differently?

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Mike & Gary

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike and Gary are back at it to talk about our most recent trip to Walt Disney World.  During Part 2 of the trip report we discuss park experiences and customer service.

The customer service in the past has been lack luster.  How was it on this trip?

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Mike & Gary

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike and Gary are back from our trip to Walt Disney World.  Mike and Kristen joined the family for most of the trip.  During Part 1 of the Trip Review, we cover food, the Resorts and Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO).

What did the boy's enjoy food-wise?  Did anything disappoint?  How was Mike and Kristen's VRBO stay in Davenport, FL

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

Episode #256 - Technology at Disney World

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike and Gary are once again joined by Por Favor Mike from Michigan. He is here to talk about the use of technology in Disney World. The guys discuss Uber, Lyft, Venmo and more apps that can help make your life easier while on vacation.

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Mike & Gary

Episode #255 - Mike from Michigan's trip review

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike and Gary are joined by Mike in Michigan. He talked about his trip to Walt Disney World from Late November/Early December of 2018. Hear about where he stayed, what he ate, what he liked and what bugged him about the trip.

Also, Jurgenia joined us to kick off the episode, so for a change you can hear some actual broadcasting talent.

 

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Mike & Gary

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary talk about the New Year and our almost Five Year Anniversary.  Neither of us are leaving the Por Favor Podcast.  It's just time to re-brand this show.  We need to rename the show and bring more listeners to our community.  

The show will continue to be as it has always been.  We will continue to talk resorts, food, recreation, etc.  It's just time to re-brand after almost five years of our original name.  Our goal is to reach a broader audience.  2019 is going to be an AMAZING year for this podcast.  If you are a listener to this Podcast, continue to listen, WE LOVE YOU.....If you are new....Give us a try.

 

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Mike & Gary

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary talk about Gary's upcoming trip down to Walt Disney World.  The ENTIRE Arruda family is coming down do hit the parks and eat at some great spots.

I cannot wait to hear about his dinner with Por Favor Wife at Monsieur Paul in the France Pavilion at EPCOT.  Will Mike, Kristen and Rhody get a VRBO and join then in the City Beautiful?

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Mike & Gary

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary begin the show as they discuss Mike and Suzie's annual Holiday voyage up to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.  They had dinner at Narcoossee's and then relaxed and listened to the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra.  Was Mike able to get the jazz player to the 'Bwooooomp' noise?

Later, we wrap up 2018 as we discuss how they spend Christmas Eve. and Christmas.  Where did they go, what did they do and more importantly what did they eat?  Happy New Year!!!!!!

 

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Mike & Gary

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary reveal to our listeners our Christmas list.  We break our list into five categories......Merchandise, Wearable, Dining Reservation, Experience and Travel.

What Disney presents are you hoping to find under your Christmas Tree?  Gary and I are looking forward to finding for FedEx packages outside of our doors soon.  Merry Christmas to our Por Favor Family!!!

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Mike & Gary

Episode #250 - Top Christmas Songs

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary go away from Disney for a week to discuss an important topic: Christmas Music.

Hear their top 5 Christmas songs and their two least favorite as well. Let them know what you think!

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Mike & Gary

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary discuss some of the College Football Bowl matchups.  Did UCF deserve a bid in the Top 4?  Who are the deserving of being in the BCS as opposed to who are the best teams?

In the meat of the episode Mike and Gary pick their top 5 spots to watch one of these bowl games on property?  You may be surprised with some of their picks.

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Mike & Gary

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary are joined by Sweet Suzie as they discuss Thanksgiving.  Gary had the Rhode Island crew over to his Westerly Compound, while Mike and Suzie took off to property.  They had a drink at Martha's Vineyard Lounge at Disney's Beach Club Resort before having dinner at Cape May Cafe.  What did the two of them think?  Do they wish that they went to a sit-down as opposed to a buffet?

After dinner, they tried to walk off their calories around the Beach and Yacht Club Resorts.  They hit the gift-shops and hung out at The Solarium at Disney's Beach Club Resort.  They then ventured over to Disney's Boardwalk Inn to walk around Wyland Galleries to look at art and finished with a tour of Disney's Boardwalk Inn's DVC.  

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Mike & Gary

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary talk about their top 5 spots to have Thanksgiving inside the bubble.   Does Gary prefer buffets or traditional sit-down service?  Will Mike venture inside one of the parks?

Some folks chimed in on social media and gave us their top 5 Thanksgiving spots.  We also unloaded a new top 10 list, which of course is food related.  Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Mike & Gary

Gary relaxed in the Grand Floridian Lobby as Mike destroyed the table full of food and coffee.  Mike then headed off to the Magic Kingdom as Gary rested to hit up a number of his favorite attractions in a desolate theme park.  Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.
 

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Mike & Gary

 
 
 
After golf, Gary and I checked into All Star Movies are were pleasantly surprised that we had one of their newly refurbished rooms.  We headed over to Coronado Springs for some construction updates and met up with Tim Tracker.  After that we went over to Disney's Wilderness Lodge for some swimming and some pops at Geyser Point.  We ended the evening at All Star Movies.
 
 

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Mike & Gary

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary head back to the golf courses.  We are going over to Shield of Green Resort for a late morning tee time at Disney's Palm Golf Course.  The gentlemen play decently on this track and not one resort room got drilled.

After golf, we head back to Disney's Old Key West Resort for a late lunch over at Olivia's Cafe.  We head over to the watering hole (pool and hot-tub) and then clean up and head over to Top of The World over at Disney's Bay Lake Tower.

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Mike & Gary

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary are joined by Suzie as the three of them talk about Thanksgiving.  Gary and Sarah hosted as they usually do.  Westerly Packing Company was representing.  Mike and Suzie headed up to property, had a drink at Martha's Vineyard Lounge and dinner at Cape May Cafe.  Did the two enjoy going to a buffet or would they rather have went to a sit-down?

After dinner, the two tried to walk off some calories.  They walked around the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts before heading over to Disney's Boardwalk Inn to look at some art and a DVC room.

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

 
 

Episode #243 - Shula's Review

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary are joined by Mike in Michigan to talk about our recent visit to Shula's Steakhouse during our GENTLEMEN golf trip.

There are great steaks, classic sides and near-death experiences!

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Mike & Gary

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary discuss Day 2 of The Gentelmen's Golf Trip.  The boy's disembark the Clarion Maingate and head over to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge for breakfast at Boma Flavors of Africa.  After a delicious breakfast we head over to Disney's Old Key West Resort and meet Por Favor Joey in the lobby.  It was time for Round 1 of golf at Lake Buena Vista Golf Course.
 
Lake Buena Vista Golf Course was by far the most picturesque course of the three.  It nestled through woods with beautiful views of Disney Springs, Disney's Old Key West Resort, Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort as well as the Tree House Villa's and Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter.  Pars and birdies were few and far between, but the boy's had a blast.

 

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

 

 

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary discuss Day 1 of The Gentelmen's Golf Trip.  Gary arrives first and Por Favor Mike follows a few hours later as the two of them settle into their Deluxe Accomodations off of 192 (Clarion Maingate).  Mr. Scharfer shortly follows and the three of them gameplan for their evening.

The boys head out to Disney Springs and have dinner at Enzo's Hideaway.  What did the men think of their Deluxe Accomodations in Kissimmee?  Did they head to Disney's Old Key West the next day with their luggage, wallets and noses intact?

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

Episode #240 - Storybook Dining and New Ticket Pricing News

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary discuss some of the recent news stores coming out of Walt Disney World. They talk about the change from Artist Point to a Snow White character dining experience and the new ticket pricing structure at the World.

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Mike & Gary

Episode #239 - LIVE Trip Preview

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary went LIVE on their Facebook page to discuss some finer details of their upcoming golf trip to Old Key West.

Don't forget to follow along on Facebook to see all the antics they get up to while at Disney World this coming weekend!

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

Episode #238 - Guy's Trip Preview

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike and Gary are joined by Mike in Michigan for a special trip preview of their upcoming guy's weekend golf trip.

They will be playing golf and staying at Old Key West and eating some excellent filth!

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Mike & Gary

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary are joined joined by Sweet Suzie as the three of them discuss Victoria & Alberts.  Mike promised Suzie that he would take here there is she got a job transfer to Florida and four years after it finally happened.  They went all out for the their 10-Year Anniversary.
 
What did they think of the overall experience.  Mike had lot's of 'Things That Don't Go With Things.'  They sat in the Queen Victoria Room with Jack and Sherry as their servers.  Was it worth $232/person plus add-ons and wine?  Did they have 'Buyers Remorse?'  
 
At the end, we play a clip from 'Emerils Florida' when Chef Emeril Lagasse and Grand Floridian Executive Chef Scott Hunnel sit down and talk V&A.
 
Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

 
In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary are joined once again by Sweet Suzie as we get back to business and discuss Grand Floridian Resort and Spa once again.  This week we do Mike and Kristen's 10 Year Anniversary trip review.  
 
We hit all of the restaurants that weekend and took it easy.  Didn't set foot in the parks, until we checked out of the Grand Floridian.  What did the two think of the rooms?  Did Por Favor Mike wear his cheerleader outfit the entire weekend?  Stay tuned.  Next week, we review Victoria and Alberts.  Should be a great show.

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

 
In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary talk about a couple of news items that popped up recently that had to be addressed.  First we covered the hostile takeover of Artist Point over at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.  Storybook Dining at Artist Point will be another character dining experience....FABULOUS!!!!  Next we talk about how Robert Iger continues to grow Disney's intellectual property.  Disney announces that a new streaming service will be available in 2019 and will compete with Netflix and the likes.
 
Por Favor Mike was so fired up over the news of one of his beloved 'Signatures' being taken over, that he had to cancel this weeks scheduled show.  We will get back to the Grand Floridian next week.

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

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