Monday, December 30, 2013

Episode #163 - Saving Mr. Banks

Today's podcast is a movies review of... Saving Mr. Banks. Short version: I loved this film! I hope you did too. My lone problem with it was that it was a slightly Disney-ised and revised look at the history. It didn't quite work out this way, and I fill in the proverbial blanks on that. Still, it was great, and I can only imagine what it was like to work for the Walt Disney studios at that time.

Now I do have a couple of other Disney movies that I mention on this podcast (I was busy catching up over the last few weeks!).

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Episode #162 - The latest on MyMagic

Today, I have still more information on MyMagic+. There's some new news, and a few updates….there is (as we expected) an active and passive RFID reader, and there isa requirement to have a biometric scan for park entrance. Meanwhile, old paper-based FastPass machines are being removed, and there are some increasing costs.

Come on in and take a listen, and comment below.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Episodes #160 & 161 - The Reedy Creek Improvement District

Today's podcast is a look at the history of the Reedy Creek Improvement District, and how it works within Walt Disney World. Full disclosure: this is not an original work by me. I am reading from a work from the Florida State Law Review, MERGING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE GOVERNANCE: HOW DISNEY’S REEDY CREEK IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT “RE-IMAGINED” THE TRADITIONAL DIVISION OF LOCAL REGULATORY POWERS by Chad Emerson. I present it for your consideration, but give full credit to Mr. Emerson for his work on the project.

I personally love learning more about the history of Walt Disney World, and am fascinated by some of the things that happened to make the park we know and love.