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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?

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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.
 
 

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike and Gary discuss a new Disney policy.....paid parking at Walt Disney World Resorts.  This news is not going over well withing the Disney Community.  The 'Values' will be $13/night, the 'Moderates' are $19/nigh and the 'Deluxes' will check in at $24/night.  

Are the sticking it to 'Deluxe' goers, because they think they have more money to spend?  What's next....A resort tax?  We dedicate an entire episode to this new policy.

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Mike & Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary talk about 'Be Our Guest' going to a 2 dining credit.  It is worth it?  Does the Magic Kingdom warrent a two credit dining service?  Making changes to our Por Favor Dining Review.  It will become a bonus episode that come's out mid-week.  What are you all looking for in a dining review and what spots would you like reviewd? 

Mr. Klinsmann is surprised by a proposition by Por Favor Joe that was presented literally minutes before we recorded.  How will Gary react?  It's a proposition that he has been dreaming about for years.  You'll get his raw reaction on this episode.

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

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Episode #209 - LIVE!

We're live Jurgen! In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary dip their toes into the waters of a live broadcast.

Listen in as we answer some live questions and discuss what to do when you're entertaining someone at Disney World without a park pass.

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary get right back into the their two passions.......Food and EPCOT Center.

Mike headed up to propert to see Por Favor Frank and Por Favor Sue to mooch a meal at Chef Art Smith's Homecoming Florida Kitchen.  Is the chicken really that good or is it overrated?  The crew headed over to EPCOT to check out the art work at EPCOT Fesitval of The arts.

Thanks for listening,

 

Mike & Gary

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Episode #207 - Flashback to 2014

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary return to their humble beginnings and give you a glimpse back to 2014 where it all started.

There have been many changes over the past four years, but this is where it all began.

Thanks for listening,

 

Mike & Gary

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In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast Mike and Gary discuss surprising the little weasel's with a trip to Walt Disney World.  We discussed the pro's and con's, read some listeners techniques and finished on how we would do it.

We also talked in debth about URI Basketball a bit about the Superbowl, what's new with the New England Patriots and some Hartford Whalers Hockey (Brass Bonanza).

 

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

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Episode #205 - News and New Restaurants

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary talk a little about some news from Walt Disney World, including Minnie Van rides to the airport and paying for extra FastPass selections.

The guys also break down the menus from the new restaurants in Disney Springs; Enzo and Maria's and the Edison.

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

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Episode #204 - Very Late 2017 Food & Wine Review

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike from Michigan fills in for Por Favor Mike and joins Gary as they discuss the food and drinks they tried at the 2017 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival.

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary & Mike

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Episode #203 - Toughest Dining Reservations at Walt Disney World

In this week's episode of the Por Favor Podcast, Mike & Gary dive into an article listing the 8 toughest dining reservations to grab at Walt Disney World.

The guys discuss each spot and decide wheter it's worth trying to nab a reservation at 180 days out.

Thanks for listening,

Mike & Gary

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