Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Episode #259 & 260 - United Kingdom pavillion




Overview: Today's podcast is a tribute to the United Kingdom pavilion. I take a thorough look at the design, layout, theming, and talk about the infamous pub. Then, I spend some time talking about shopping and dining. Its another of Epcot's opening-day pavilions, so come and explore a look at British history.  



Notes: The United Kingdom is a tribute to the island nation, and the area known as Britain, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Naturally, the UK makes perfect sense in an Epcot setting since the British colonized the United States.  Be sure and check out the changes in architecture and historical record of the UK, as well as the sundial in the center of the town.



  • 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
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    Episode #258 - News for August 2016



    Overview: Time to catch up on a rather large amount of Disney news. I cover general items, updates at the parks, and some interesting patents that were recently granted.  




    Notes: There is so much going on!  Disney has been quite busy.  And I suspect I missed a fair number of things, that I'll get to another time.

    Sunday, August 7, 2016

    Episode #257 - Top 10 things to do in the Magic Kingdom




    Overview: It's time to share with you my top 10 things to do in the Magic Kingdom - in order! I have to say that limiting it to just ten was nearly impossible but I give it a shot.  




    Notes: Of course there are many more things to do, but I try and pick my favorites. And while I don't include roller coasters (because I don't do them), I do suggest where you can squeeze them in. What's your top 10? Post it below.

    Saturday, July 23, 2016

    Episode #256 - Bob Gurr


    Disney Legend Bob Gurr joins me on today's show. We talk about his new DVD - Turning Dreams into Reality... he's got some great stories to tell.






    Notes: Bob sets the record straight on a couple of things that get reported on around the interwebs, which I have myself repeated. I appreciate the feedback and candor. Also, he's got a wise suggestion for ensuring accuracy, and it is good advice.

    Bob is someone I always admired, and I was thrilled to have a few minutes to talk with him.

    The DVD is available here, and it makes a great gift (ahem!):
    http://www.apependisneyproducts.com/#!bob-gurr-turning-dreams-into-reality-doc/b9n7d

    Here are some images about the 4 great accomplishments he mentions:







    Saturday, July 9, 2016

    Episodes #254 & #255 - American Adventure



    Overview: Today's podcast is all about the host pavilion - the American Adventure.  You may note that this is not called the United States or the American Pavilion, rather it bears the same name as the show that resides within.  Come and take a listen to what makes this pavilion interesting and unique.  




    Notes: The American Adventure show is quite a remarkable look back into the nation's history.  And don't miss the museum that exists to the right of the rotunda, nor the hall of flags as you head up toward the show!

    Want to know more about the iv or iiii on a clock?  Check out this page






  • A reminder that the general overview of Epcot's World Showcase is in podcast #208
  • I explored the Japan pavilion in podcast #209
  • Germany is in Podcast #216
  • Mexico is in Podcast #233 
  • Canada is in Podcast #240
  • And China is in  Podcast #245