A Disney Parks & Vacation Club Podcast. Tom, Damon and Trevor are Disney enthusiasts who can't stop talking about anything and everything Disney. On Welcome Home, they talk about everything related to Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Vacation Club (DVC).
As DVC Owners and Disney Parks enthusiasts, the guys have extensive knowledge of everything Disney and Disney Vacation Club. Let Welcome Home help you and your family be more knowledgeable about Disney!
Episode 130: Boo Bash, ‘Ohana & Fireworks
The guys answer listener questions on topics including a pre-WDW exercise competition, revamped meal plan, studio kitchens, podcast sales pitch, and best WDW tour/experience. Damon gives his thoughts on Disney’s current plan of using existing intellectual properties in the parks instead of original content. Face Masks will be optional in most locations at WDW starting this week. More dates have been added for the Disney After Hours Boo Bash event due to high demand. ‘Ohana is reopening with a modified menu in July. Supposedly, Space 220 will finally open this fall. Disney gave a preview of Food & Wine including some new food booths and festival merchandise. There are rumors that Disney will bring back fireworks in early July and that FastPass will be returning soon.
Episode 129: Club Level, Damon’s DVC Add On & Avengers Campus Opening
The guys answer listener questions on topics including club level rooms, Animal Kingdom Lodge bus times, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Adventures by Disney, the dollar challenge, most expensive Disney souvenir, and a paid FastPass rumor. Damon is ready to add on to his DVC membership by buying a new contract at Riviera. Avengers Campus opened this week at Disney California Adventure and the guys discuss the new land. Pricing and timing has been announced for the ‘Disney After Hours Boo Bash’ Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. Tusker House at Animal Kingdom is reopening soon with a new menu. Club level resort lounges are reopening later this year.
Episode 128: Disney IP in Parks, DVC Minimum Increase & More Virtual Queues
The guys answer listener questions on topics including starting over with DVC, underrepresented and overrepresented IPs at Disney Parks, the next immersive hotel after Star Wars, and strollers. There’s a rumor that DVC will increase the minimum direct purchase to 150 points this week. Disney filed a new patent for virtual queues to replace standby lines. Disney CEO Bob Chapek confirmed this week that Park Passes and Virtual Queues are here to stay. Disney is selling a very limited time Wonders of Life Pavilion poster.
Episode 127: Grand Floridian DVC, Avengers Campus & Three Caballeros
The guys answer listener questions on topics including the future of FastPass, an Action Park ride at Disney, background characters in Disney movies, Dinoland overlay, and Nutella Waffles. DVC has announced that 200 existing rooms at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will be converted to DVC rooms and will open next summer. Avengers Campus is opening soon and Disney gave a preview of the food and merchandise that will be available in the new land. A new Gravity Falls themed MagicBand is now available. WDW Annual Passholders will no longer receive complimentary MagicBands and the guys speculate on whether passes may be available for sale again soon. BoardWalk Ice Cream is taking over the former location of Ample Hills Creamery. The Three Caballeros animatronics have returned to Gran Fiesta Tour and Space 220 may finally be opening soon.
Episode 126: COVID Updates, Concierge Service & Beverly
The guys answer listener questions on topics including advice for a first time Disney visit with kids, witnessing Tom on Space Mountain, Mobile Checkout, DVC Resale prices, and overrated princesses. WDW has updated their COVID safety measures and the guys give their thoughts on the changes. DVC is issuing a tax credit to some resale buyers. Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will include ‘Concierge Services’ and the guys discuss what that could mean. Disney has confirmed that Beverly will return to Club Cool when it reopens this summer. The Jungle Cruise movie will debut in theaters and Disney+ in July. The guys address a rumor that EPCOT Forever will return before the debut of Harmonious.
Episode 125: Tom’s Trip Report, Galactic Starcruiser & Boo Bash
The guys answer listener questions on topics including one time use points, Hilton Head, moving a DVC resort to another location, and DVC cash reservations. Disney has announced that the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will open in 2022 and revealed the new realistic lightsaber in the announcement. New details about the Galactic Starcruiser were also released including dining and experiences. A new Muppets Haunted Mansion series has been announced for this fall on Disney+. A new Halloween event called ‘Disney After Hours BOO BASH’ will replace Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year. Tom gives a breakdown of his recent WDW trip.
My favorite Disney podcast
I found this show right as the pandemic started last year and have been a faithful listener ever since! I love hearing all the opinions about the different Disney topics. This podcast is my weekly dose of Disney until we get back to the parks!
I have been listening for a few months to this show. I love the format where the guys are virtually sitting around a table chatting about Disney. I love the differences of opinions and wide variety of topics that are covered. While I starting listening for the DVC component, I love how they cover news and the broader scope of Disney (even home cooking for chocolate chip cookies). Tom does a great job hosting. Damon is super opinionated and I love every minute of it. Trevor is insightful and represents Canada very well.
Informative and entertaining!
Really love this show! Like how you each have different views and aren’t afraid to disagree about them. Keep up the great work.