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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Mike & Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary take a break from the month long Grand Floridian Resort and Spa series, as Por Favor Suzie is up in Rhode Island helping out with some interrior design consulting in the Westerly studios.
 
We resort back to food this week and break down the menu's at EPCOT's International Food and Wine Festival.  As always, there are some fantastic offerings and some lackluster offerings.  What are you looking forward to try?

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary are joined by Sweet Suzie once again as we discuss 'Traditional Tea' at The Garden View Tea Room at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.  Por Favor Mike was dragged out of his comfort zone to indulge in an activity that Suzie has only done with her girlfriends.
 
Did Mike walk in kicking and screaming and resent the fact that he went there with Suzie, or did he actually have a nice time?  What is this English Tea all about?  How did this compare to similar 'Tea's' at The Ritz Carlton?   Finally, was it worth the money and did they leave this experience full?

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary are joined by Sweet Suzie as we kickoff a run of talking about Mike and Suzies's 10-Year Anniversary weekend when they stayed at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.
 
This week, we talk about relaxation and recreation at Disney's Flagship Resort.  Suzie spent some quality time at Senses; A Disney Spa.  They also spent some time on a Sea Raycer and cruised around the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake.  What types of recreational activities do you like to partake in when you visit Walt Disney World?

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

 
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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary discuss tipping at Walt Disney World.  What services should you customarilly tip?  Other than your typical restaurant and bar servers, who else should be tipped?  Magical Express drivers, Motor Cruisers workers, Mouskeeping?
 
Mike brought a stack of 'nickels' on his recent weekend stay and tipped everyone in view.

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Mike & Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary discuss Por Favor Mike's Return On Investment (ROI) on his Tables In Wonderland.  Should he have just used his AP (10%) Discount?  Where is he currently with discounts?
 
The boy's also touch on upcoming show's.  Next week, they will talk about 'tipping' at Walt Disney World.  Por Favor Mike works in a tipping centric job and has so much respect for the people within the 'Bubble'' who provide great service and rely on tips to take care of their four walls.  We will talk about getting rid of your 'Alligator Arms' and reaching into to your back pocket to take care of those hard workers who turn your Walt Disney World Vacatiion into an experience that you'll always remember.

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary finalize the Arruda's Florida trip back in June.  They started in sunny Southwest Florida and finished in Orlando.  They didn't buy park tickets!!!!
 
Many of you delay Disney trips, because the kids are too young.  With that being said, are there things to do near the Disney Resorts that children will like?  We break it down.

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Mike & Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary break down the eatieries that Gary, Por Favor Wife and the kids hit up.  A Northeast Italian food SNOB would never eat at an inferior Italian joint, would he?  

Which quick service at Port Orleans did he like best?  Riverside Mill Food Court (Port Orleans Riverside) or Sassagouls Floatworks and Food Factory (Port Orleans French Quarter)?  How were those beignets?

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

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Episode #227 - Port Orleans Riverside Review

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary discuss Gary's recent stay at Port Orleans Riverside. This was his fist time stepping foot on Port Orelans property. Find out his thoughts and impressions.

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Mike & Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Suzie joins the boys in studio as they discuss a recent dinner at 1900 Park Fare, which is a character buffet at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.  How was the character interaction?  Was it too much or just about right?  Most importantly what did everyone think about the food?  If this a spot solely for families with young children or would a couple without kids looking for a good meal enjoy this spot?  We'll let you know.
 
Vito Corleone (The Godfather) joins us in our final segment.  He introduces a new podcast called 'Mafiosos.'  Sit back, relax and enjoy the episode.....Also remember to leave the gun, take the cannoli.
 
 
 

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Gary is back up in Westerly after his lovely Florida vacation with the girls.  Mr. Klinsmann opened up the purses and rented a car for his week long vacation in the Sunshine State.  Was it worth the extra money?  Is it worth the extra money for your family to rent a car, when free transportation is provided by Disney?  What are the benefits?
 
We also touch on the World Cup and last week's United States Open.
 
 
 

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Gary once again joins us in the beautiful sunny southwest, Florida studio to talk about Mike and Kristen's upcoming 10th Anniversary at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.  Mike and Kristen are opening up the checkbook and bringing range-ball proceeds up to property to have an absolutley amazing weekend.  They are going to eat at EVERY spot, and we mean EVERY spot at the Grand Floridian. Will they hit the parks at all?  What leisure activities will they do?
 
In the beginning of the episode, Mike talks about the passing of the iconic face of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Richard Gerth, who was a longtime Greeter.  Richard passed away on June 7th at the age of 91.  He began working at the Grand back in 1991 just three short years after the Flagship Resort opened.  Richard will be forever missed by those of us who remember him and had memorable conversations with him at the entrance of the Lobby.  R.I.P. Mr. Gerth.
 
 

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary go off rails live in the sunny southwest Florida studio.  Gary and his family do a Gold-Star tour of the studio.  They ate some food and drank beers.  This is Erik.
 
 

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary take an inquiry from a listener regarding what to do with (2) teenage girls.  We were very excited to do this episode.  It was definitely tops on our lists.  The grandparents nd teenagers will be staying at a rental propert off property.
 
We make some dinner suggestions, as well as things to do outside of the parks and off property.  Did two meat-eating goofball guys get it right?  What would you do with (2) teenage girls?

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary talk about The Klinsmann families trip down in a few weeks.  They are coming down to spend a couple of day's in Southwest Florida to tour the new studio and see if they are getting a decent (R.O.I.) on their $35million investment.
 
They will be spending the rest of their time at Port Orleans Riverside with no park tickets, which thoroughly excites Mike.  Lot's of walking and exploring, pool time and food for the Klinsmann's.  Gary learns on the podcast that Chef Mickey's has been relocated to the convention center, because the Grand Canyon Concourse location is being refurbished.  Will he have to make a plan b?  We shall see.

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Mike & Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary talk about Mike's quick run up to property to see his old friend from the Twin Cities Brent (A.K.A. Partice Bergeron), his wife and little boy as they explore Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Mike was fortunate to spend some time with his buddy and experience the Thornton's son Owen's first visit to The Walt Disney World Complex.  What did they think of 50's Prime Tiime Cafe?

We also discuss Mr. Klinsmann's visit to North Carolina.

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary are discussing the recently released free Disney dining for 2018 at select deluxe, moderates and value resorts.  We break down why certain resorts are not on the list.

Mr. Kim is handed a Ulysses S. Grant ($50 dollar bill) by a youngster and takes on a 4-foot alligator to retrieve his Titlest Pro V1.  HERRRRROOOOO GENTTTTTLEMEEEEEN!!!!!!

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Mike & Gary

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Episode #218 - LIVE Disney World Love

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast Mike & Gary are LIVE on facebook as they discuss when and how they fell in love with Walt Disney World.

As with most of their episodes, the guys go off the rails a bit but get it back on track and talk Disney this week.

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Mike & Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary are discussing sit-com show tunes.  We prepared to discuss the 'Free Disney Dining Plan,' but we discussed television shows and the themes to these shows.  

Where is Kevin McHale from?  He was a Hall Of Fame Celtic from northern Minnesota.  We named this show for one of my best friends in the Entire World who listens every week and isn't a Disney Fan.  He loves 80's sit-coms and will appreciate this nonsense show.

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

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Episode #216 - Animal Kingdom

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary are discussing Animal Kingdom. The guys take a rare peek into the parks as they discuss everything they love about Animal Kingdom.

Join Mike & Brother Gary in this week's show as they discuss becoming ordained, Avatar and small hot coffee.

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

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Episode #215 - Steakhouse Showdown

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary discuss which steakhouse would be best to dine at during their upcoming golf weekend.

They compare the menu's of Shula's, Yachtsman and Boathouse to see which is most appealing for the guys.

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike and Gary discuss the best time of the year....Early April...  The NCAA National Championship has just been Crowned.  Major league baseball is just underway and The Masters Tournament is just starting.  The windows are open (In Southwest Florida, but not yet in Minnesota or Rhode Island).  

Mike and Suzie's 10th Anniversary is on the horizon.  Mike wants to stay at The Grand Flroridian for three days.  He can get the 25% Fllorida discount rate.  Gary is his his Financial Advisor and play's Devil's Advocate.   Does he advice him to stay at an EPCOT Resort, The Contemporary Resort or the Four Seasons Orlando?  Where would you like to spend your special anniversary on property?  

Thanks for listening,

Mike, and Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike is joined in studio with Sue Willing.  She did the V.I.P Tour of the newly constructed D. Fauntleroy Recording Studion in sunny Southwest Florida.  What were her thoughts about the studio, food and accomodations?

She also reviewed her most recent trip to Walt Disney World.  They stayed off property and were here during Spring Break.  Big mistake or did they have the time of their lives?

Thanks for listening,

Mike, Sue and Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike and Gary discuss the food at EPCOT'S Internation Flower and Garden Festival.  We were not happy toward the beginning with the food offerings, but EPCOT closed with a BANG!!!!!!  There are some great offerings with delicious 'FILTH.'  Some 'Yuppie' places offer garbage that most hungry Golden Retrievers wouldn't eat.

We also discuss Brady Bunch Songs and some characters from one of the best show's EVER 'The Sopranos.'  When you Wake up This Morning, It's Time to Change.....Have a Sunshine Day!!!!!!

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

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