Friday, December 2, 2016

Episode #268 - Frozen ever after








Overview: On my most recent visit, I got a chance to see the new ride in the Norway pavilion: Frozen Ever After. Come along and hearthe ride audio, my thoughts about the ride, and I toss out a few things about Epcot as well.

  



Notes: I admit that I found the ride quite enjoyable.  It was cute and clever and it represented Frozen really well.  But, I honestly don't think the fictional world of Arendale fits into the real world of Norway.



Comparison of Frozen and the Maelstrom
 

 Detailed ride through
 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Episode #267 - Observations and 4 parks








Overview: After my food and wine day, I stayed for another day and park hopped. Come along as I talk about what I did, and make some observations.

  



Notes: Yeah, I caught the clarification that the $5 fee applies to packages coming from outside the resort.  That was not clear in the original announcement.  Also, I don't mention the Cabanas that are for rent at a hefty $700 in the theme parks - but I'll note it here: stupidest. idea. ever.  I don't care if someone is willing to pay it.  Its just dumb.



Friday, November 18, 2016

Episode #266 - Food and Wine





Overview: I went up to the last day of the Food and Wine Festival, so naturally, I have to tell a couple of stories about the day. Also, to celebrate good food, I went into the California Grill to grab a bite to eat.

  



Notes: Food and Wine is always a great event, and I haven't missed it in many years.  The downside is that it is quite a bit more crowded and that crowd can get a little rowdy as more wine is consumed. But there are tricks, like going early and leaving the park around dinner tine as the crowds swell.  You can definitely make it suit your personal style.

Now as far as the California Grill, that was a terrific meal, and something I'd love to do again!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Episodes #264 & #265 -Favorite Disney Movies




Overview: Joining me on today's podcast is friend of the show Gary Miceli.  We are talking all about Disney movies, and share some of our favorites.  Come and take a listen as we discuss the history of movies and how Disney continues to churn out memorable films.

  






Notes: If you are lucky enough to one day be able to get a peek behind the shelving over in the shop that sits at the exit of the Mickey & Minnie meet-and-greet, you can see a remarkable mural.  This was at the entrance to The Walt Disney Story, and included drawings of every animated character through the mid 1980s.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Episode #263 - Storm preparation at Disney World






Overview: Today, I look at emergency preparedness at the Orlando Theme Park, and how ready Disney World was for Hurricane Matthew.  I think overall it was well handled, but there are a few tweaks they could make in the future.  






Notes: Global Climate Change seems to be bringing more - and bigger - storms along the coast of Florida, so Disney World has to have good plans in place to be ready.  And that's why they started an Emergency Operations Center to run 24/7.  If you want to know more about Disney's Ham Radio Club, check out http://www.wd4wdw.org