Sunday, June 26, 2011

DDV #58 - Tapestry of Nations

For the millennium celebration, Disney rolled out the Tapestry of Nations parade, or more aptly show. It was a larger-than-life exhibit with giant puppets (made by the same guy who did the puppets for the Lion King on Broadway), and rotating drums.

It went on for about 4 years, before it faded off. The musical score was beautiful, and I share it and a little history with you on this podcast.

I'll be honest and say this was one of my favorite productions ever, and I miss it.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

DDV #57 - A few attractions in the studios

In this podcast, I visit the Studios. You can check out the audio from the Toy Story Midway Mania ride, and the Muppet Vision show.

Also, I talk about One Man's Dream, and give some info about the multiplane camera, which is exhibited there. I love how you can learn a little something while you're having fun. That's cool.

Over at Muppetvision, you can check out the old overflow queue, and the attention to detail.

The faces on pipes are amazing.

And of course, you have to read the signs as you go through! There's some funny stuff buried in them.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

DDV #56 - Disney news for 6-8-11

Come check out this week's show, as I start with a discussion about Star Tours 2.0, and include some audio from George Lucas. I also talk about the rumored expansion of the Star Wars area in the Studios.

Oh, and I found this clever idea to keep track of your trips through Star Tours:

I've also present excerpts from an article about how Disney helps shape the law, in this case immigration law (it was excerpted from

I've got some other news and notes, like the sale of Universal Studios, and the Tiki Room's return.

And finally, I offer an opportunity for someone to sponsor the podcast and the website ( You can read more about it here: