Thursday, May 10, 2018

Episode #316 - Some Disney News





Overview:  Today, its a dose of Disney news. I've got goings on in the WDW parks, and talk about transportation around WDW.  I've also got some things outside of the Orlando the park - namely some new technology Disney has come up with, and an update on 21st Century Fox.  



Notes: The monorail sign at the top of this entry was added to all cars after there was an incident with one monorail where the door wouldn't close.  To be clear, not every car in every monorail has a problem - its just an ongoing maintenance problem.

Happy 20th to the Animal Kingdom!







Here's the tech I talk about -





Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Episodes #314 & #315 - Ellens Energy Adventure




Overview:  The Universe of Energy closed in 1996, and re-opened as Ellens Energy Adventure later that year.  I take a look back at how that all worked, and share the ride audio.   Also, I talk about what's next for this storied attraction 



Notes: Ellen has a theory, and I wanted to share...she has a point because it does look a little like her, and the old animatronic at Ellens energy adventure closed in a timeframe that would make this at least possible...its funny in any case.



Thursday, April 19, 2018

Episode #313 - Black Panther review







Overview:  I caught the movie Black Panther, and wanted to take a few minutes and talk about it. In short: I enjoyed it. Way to go Disney!

 


Notes:  This is the second movie I've seen in the "superhero" realm (the first being Wonder Woman). As I note in the podcast, I enjoyed both so much, it might be time to catch up on the movies I've missed.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Episodes #311 & #312 - The Universe of Energy



Overview: The Universe of Energy was an original Epcot opening day pavilion that (as you might expect) devoted itself to energy, starting with an overview, talking about fossil fuels, and then moved on to renewable resources. It was one of Disney’s longest (time wise) rides, lasting around 45 minutes. I talk you through the history and we go on a ride through the attraction. 

 




Notes: The song was catchy and memorable. The concept was clever. It really was edutainment.  And what's not to love about the dinosaur diorama. That was worth seeing every time!



In the podcast, I mention the outside mural; this site better articulates what the mural is and includes some pictures: http://www.jlhomnimedia.com/energy-mural/

Mickey and Goofy become corporate shills! Check out this site which talks about the comic book that Exxon created:  https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/that-time-mickey-mouse-and-goofy-shilled-for-exxon-at-d-1391922492
Thanks to Nicholas for pointing out the whole comic can be found here: https://starport75.com/2010/11/11/mickey-and-goofy-explore-the-universe-of-energy-1985/



Thursday, March 15, 2018

Episode #310 - planning a trip to Disney World




Overview: Today's podcast is all about planning for a trip.  My brother was coming in from out of town, and wondered how to get around without a car.  And that’s a good question; I've never given it much thought.

 



Notes:  The name of the public bus service in the area is Lynx.  You can try googling 'taxi cost in orlando' to get an idea of what will cost you.  You can likewise look up shuttle service.

I do note a new parking charge, but it appears to be gone, so its possible took the feedback and rescinded it.

Agent P's World Showcase Adventure can be found here: http://agentpwsa.com