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 20 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
  • Monday, June 20, 2016

    Episodes #251, #252, & #253 - Presidents at Disney parks


    From the time that Walt Disney opened DisneyLand right up through today, US Presidents have been known to visit DisneyLand and Disney World. Starting with Truman, every one of them - except one - has visited a park, and the one still had a connection to Walt himself. A few of the Presidents past had strong ties and shared the love of the parks. I tell you about each one, and mix in some of the Voices of Liberty for you to enjoy.






    Notes: Just in time for the 4th of July, its a long form piece about all of the Presidents. When I decided to create this podcast, I was pretty sure most had visited the parks, but it was fun to explore their stories and understand their passion and what they liked about visiting. I wasn't exactly surprised about LBJ, but was glad there was a connection in any case.

    The Nixon story was probably the most intriguing because he was friendly with Disney. Reagan is a close second, based on his path crossing Disney's many times. The one that surprised me the most was Carter, and his wanting to know more about EPCOT.


    Want to see some of the pics I mention, check them out here -

    http://mydisneyworldblog.blogspot.com/2016/06/presidents-at-disney-world.html




    And here is the audio and story behind the Hall of Presidents:

    Episode #116 - Hall of Presidents history

    Episode #117 - Hall of Presidents original show

    Episode #125 - Hall of Presidents 1990s changes

    Episode #126 - Hall of Presidents Clinton version

    DDV #74 - audio from the Hall of Presidents (current show)

     

     



    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    My 250th podcast!


    Today's podcast celebrates a milestone - its my 250th show. I tell you a little about this podcast and how its created, some of the fun moments, and tell you which are my 25 most-listened to podcasts.






    Notes: I would like to thank all of you for your support through my five years of doing this.  Its a labor of love, but interacting with you is the biggest thing that keeps me going.