Friday, January 13, 2017

Episode #275 - Disney Tale of the Tape





Overview: Today's podcast is all about a rather fun book called Disney Tale of the Tape, by Dan Sisneros. Essentially the book "pits" two things head-to-head and has judges compare them on various aspects.  And yours truly was a judge in some of the bouts.  Come and take a listen as Dan talks about the book and what it's all about.   



Notes:  This is a clever way to look at rides, accommodations, food, and more in a unique way.  It was a lot of fun to contribute to it. Disney Tale of the Tape is available at Amazon


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Episodes #272, #273, and #274 - changes coming to EPCOT


Photo from Epcotmanifesto.com



Overview: Joining me on today's podcast is Scott Shindeldecker, owner of epcotmanifesto.com. We talk all about Epcot, from its history, to what we loved (and still love) about it, to what's in store for its future ... at least as far as we know.    



Notes: EPCOT (in all caps) was an intriguing idea from the mind of Walt himself.  Whether even he could have pulled off is anyone's guess, but what the Disney company did manage to execute was a pretty good alternative.  But the world has changed, and Epcot kind of stayed stagnant, so updates and changes are probably in order. Our hope is that these changes keep the essence of what the 70s designers of Epcot had in mind.

Scott's site is a blog about his perspective on the parks, and is a fun read if you are a devotee to the idea that is Epcot.

It's a podcast so big it spans three regular shows in length! You won't want to miss it!



Thursday, December 22, 2016

Episode #271 - MouseMingle




Overview: On today's show I welcome a fellow Dave - the founder of MouseMingle.com to talk about the site, the service...and of course we talk a lot about fun things to do at the parks!  



Notes: It was fun chatting with Dave about all things Disney.  And hearing that he worked in the roundhouse and was an engineer on the DisneyLand Railroad was pretty cool.  Of course we delve into that for a while and just chat about a shared "passion" for the Disney parks...and that's really what his site is all about anyway...



Monday, December 19, 2016

Episode #270 - Rogue One



Overview: I saw Rogue One this past weekend, and I have a movie review of sorts for you! This episode does have spoilers, so I'll wait in your queue for you to watch the movie.  



Notes: The movie was a lot of fun, and fills in many blanks in the storyline.  But (limited spoilers here) it has an unexpected tone, and does a lot of setting up the storyline - perhaps too much to get to the final payoff. Meaning, its good scifi but not good star wars for a period of time.



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Episode #269 - Riding the rails (the WDW Railroad)





Overview: Today's podcast is quite simply a ride around the Magic Kingdom on the Walt Disney World Railroad.  Come along and imagine you are taking the scenic ride from Main Street, to Frontierland, to Fantasyland, and back to Mainstreet!  



Notes: The WDW Railroad is comprised of 3 real working steam locomotive that was purchased and refurbished and run around the park.