Kristin and her family are recovering from a whirlwind trip to Disney World for the opening of the New Fantasyland and Test Track Presented by Chevrolet. While there she had a chance to connect with Manic Mommies favorite Otie McKinley to discuss the history of the relationship between Chevrolet and Disney, and what’s new at Test Track. In the meantime, Erin has been home caring for poor Casey, and trying not to think about how much her recent surgery cost.

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Links mentioned: New Fantasyland | Test Track Presented by Chevrolet | Otie McKinley on Twitter | Otsego Club| In Customer Service Consulting, Disney’s Small World Is Growing (New York Times) | The new Chevrolet Traverse | Audible Recommendations – Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination and The Kingdom Keepers: Disney after Dark

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Preparing to test drive the Traverse.

While the kids give the back seat audio system and wireless headsets a try.

In addition to hitting the buffet 3 or 4 times, the kids started the afternoon’s presentation by learning how to shadow puppets.

At the Test Track opening. You can kind of see Anders’ mood.

Hanging with the PR guys – Mike from Chevrolet and Todd from Disney.

Otie welcomes our family.

I geeked out a bit when I met Cali Lewis. Also loved her shirt.

Sophie designs her concept car.

Doesn’t everyone girl want a hot pink muscle car with turbo engines?


3 Responses to Podcast: Taking a spin on Test Track

  1. Krysta says:

    I’m a returned listener to the podcast. I actually used to listen before we had any kids. Two adoptions and one birth later…I’m back :)

    I was actually wondering if you were able to share the Google document you were using to track gifts that you mentioned. I am a mess this year!

  2. Sarah Irving says:

    Hello! Not sure if was this week or last but you mentioned a book about the changes that boys face around the age of 10. Could you please post the title? Thanks!

  3. Kristin says:

    The book is ” Your Ten to Fourteen Year Old” by Louise Bates Ames, Carol C. Haber, Carol Chase Haber