Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Episode #283 & #284 - Norway pavillion




Overview: Today's podcast is a tribute to the Norway pavilion. I take a thorough look at the design, layout, and theming. Then, I spend some time talking about shopping and dining. This was the last new pavilion added to World Showcase, way back in 1988!  





Notes: Norway is intriguing because it represents the area known as Scandinavia generally.  I am not a huge fan of what they did to get the fictional area of Arendale into the real country of Norway, even thought it was cute and clever.

I did enjoy putting together this retrospective on all 11 World Showcase pavilions.  I hope you enjoyed listening to it, and learning more about the history of Epcot.

Want to take a quick photo tour of Norway?  Check out my post here.





  • A reminder that the general overview of Epcot's World Showcase is in podcast #208
  • I explored the Japan pavilion in podcast #209
  • The Germany pavilion is in Podcast #216 
  • Mexico is in Podcast #233
  • Canada is in Podcast #240
  • China is in Podcast #245
  • The American Adventure is in Podcast #254
  • The UK pavilion is in Podcast #259
  • The France pavilion is in Podcast #261
  • The Italy pavilion is in Podcast #276
  • The podcast about other pavilions that were planned but never built is found in Podcast #277 
  • And the podcast about Norway can be found in Podcast # 279


  • Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Episodes #281 & #282 - Urban Legends at Disney with Kristi Petersen Schoonover









    Overview: I welcome back to the show Kristi Petersen Schoonover.  She's here to share a few not-so-well-known urban legends that include some ghost story-type elements.  Put on your headphones and have a listen!  


    Notes: Maybe it is just a trick of the light, but who knows?  The stories are fun, in any case.

    Kristi Petersen Schoonover has been going to WDW since the 1970s, and her favorite ride of all time was If You Had Wings—but since that’s long gone, the Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain, and the Peoplemover top her list. Her collection, Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole, is a collection of ghost stories set in Disney Parks. Her novel, Bad Apple, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in December 2012, and her fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies. She lives in the Connecticut woods with her husband, occult specialist Nathan Schoonover, and still sleeps with the lights on.

                                       www.kristipetersenschoonover.com

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    Thrill Ride, by Bruce Kimmelhttp://a.co/bdCwtlc

    Escape from Tomorrow (all formats): http://a.co/gv2D4Yx

    Dark Discussions podcast episodes on Escape from Tomorrow


    Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole: Tales from Haunted Disney Worldhttp://amzn.to/SkeletonsPrint

    5 Disneyland Ghosts Caught on Video

    Monday, March 27, 2017

    Episode #280 - a little news and a movie review








    Overview: Today's podcast is a mashup of a little news, a few questions, and a movie review.  The movie is Beauty and the Beast, and I also talk about Pandora, Memory Maker, and how I got my tag line.  Enjoy!  


    Notes: The movie was quite enjoyable,  If you want to know more about Horizons, check out the podcasts I did about it, starting in DDV #3 - An overview of the pavillion that was "Horizons"





    Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Episode #279 - Morocco pavillion






    Overview: Today's podcast is a tribute to the Morocco pavilion. I take a thorough look at the design, layout, and theming. Then, I spend some time talking about shopping and dining. It was the first pavilion to come to world showcase after opening day. This pavilion also has the distinction of being personally overseen by the King of Morocco.  





    Notes:The Moroccan pavilion has amazing aesthetics. It’s just beautiful, and makes you feel like you’re actually on the streets of or in a marketplace in Morocco. Part of that feeling is due to the smell of incense that wafts through the area, but more so it is because of the stunning mosaic artwork that fills the pavilion.

    Want to take a quick photo tour of Morocco?  Check out my post here.





  • A reminder that the general overview of Epcot's World Showcase is in podcast #208
  • I explored the Japan pavilion in podcast #209
  • The Germany pavilion is in Podcast #216 
  • Mexico is in Podcast #233
  • Canada is in Podcast #240
  • China is in Podcast #245
  • The American Adventure is in Podcast #254
  • The UK pavilion is in Podcast #259
  • The France pavilion is in Podcast #261
  • The Italy pavilion is in Podcast #276
  • And the podcast about other pavilions that were planned but never built is found in Podcast #277


  • Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Episode #278 - A little news and some questions









    Overview: WToday's podcast is a look at a few news items - the loss of a parade in the magic kingdom, a new gondola possibly coming - and I cover the basics of the magic bands.   







    Notes: Visit MouseSavers.com for details on saving at Disney

    Thanks to The Disney Blog for the photo above.