Saturday, December 8, 2018

Episode #333 - Vegetarian Dining at Walt Disney World

Overview:  Today, I take a look around to see what's cooking - literally. I'm on a quest to find vegetarian dining at all 4 theme parks, and in some resorts. Here's to hoping you take some time on your next trip to check out some of these terrific options!

Notes: Its not all that hard to find really good (and tasty!) vegetarian options around the parks at counter service restaurants.  And even vegan options are popping up more and more.

As I noted in the podcast, when in doubt about any ingredients for vegetarian reasons or allergies, just ask!

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Episode #332: the Golden Horseshoe

Overview:  Today’s podcast is a tribute to the Golden Horseshoe which begat the Diamond Horseshoe at WDW which begat the Tokyo Disneyland version of the Golden Horseshoe. I talk about it’s history, what Walt created, and Disney Legends Betty Taylor (aka Slu Foot Sue) and Wally Boag (aka Pecos Bill).

Notes: I find it intriguing how much Walt loved the old west and included many elements at DisneyLand.

I wanted to point out that while it’s clearly a “saloon” and modeled as such, Walt was careful to have Slu Foot Sue refer to it as a “cafe”

The audio of Wally Boag as Jose is pulled from the “barker bird” who sat outside the Tiki Room for many years.

Here’s Walt and Lillian’s anniversary party.

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Episode #331 - a dose of Disney News

Club 33 in Epcot

Overview:  Today, I have a look at some off-the-beaten path Disney news, sprinkled in among stories that may be a little more familiar.  Tune in and enjoy!

Notes: I include thoughts about Club 33, a lawsuit against Disney, a few guest-related issues, and things like that.  I wanted to try something different this week.  Let me know what you think!

Don’t forget about my video series: lost and found in Disney World.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Episode #330 - A visit to "the World"

Overview:  I visited Walt Disney World in late October as part of my annual tradition of enjoying the Food and Wine Festival.  This time, I went at it alone, but made new friends as I went to various booths.  And since I was there, I visited all the parks to check out construction activities, see what was new, and to of course ride a few favorite attractions.

Notes: I had some fun hanging around, working on my video series, and enjoying some food!  I noticed with iOS12 my iPhone automatically added a location name to each recording, which was pretty slick.  And except for one recording, it was accurate.  The one that was wrong was when I was near the Tusker House in the Animal Kingdom.  For some reason, it said the recording was "Restroom" which I thought was pretty amusing.

Don’t forget about my video series: lost and found in Disney World.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Episode #329 - Food Rocks

Overview:  In 1993, Nestle took over as the title sponsor for The Land.  One of the changes they made was to close The Kitchen Kabaret, ending the run of veggie, veggie, fruit, fruit.  In March of 1994, Food Rocks was opened in its place. While it was similar in nature - food singing about good nutrition - it was quite a different show.

Notes: Food Rocks was sort of like a rock concert, and featured the voice talents of real world singers such as Tone Loc, The Pointer Sisters, and Chubby Checker.

Don’t forget about my video,series: lost and found in Disney World.