Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Episode #236 - Wild Africa Trek

Overview: On this podcast, I welcome back my friend Curt to the show. He's here to talk about the Wild Africa Trek, an "extra" experience where you can go out in the Savnnah to see the animals much more personally, and have a little adventure for a few hours. Its sounds like a lot of fun - and makes me want to signup to go on safari myself!   

Notes: This is one of the special tours offered by DisneyWorld. You can read more about it here -

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Episode #235 - News and notes

Overview: Today, I explore some of the changes that are coming to DisneyWorld (and DisneyLand) from security enhancements to Star Wars Land, I have you covered - with my person style1

on April 2 2016, the following are slated to close at Hollywood Studios:
  • Lights, Camera, Motorcars
  • Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure playground
  • Monsters Inc. character meet and greet
  • Writer's Stop
  • Watto's Grotto
  • Studio Catering Co.
  • Prop Shop
  • The 130ft Earfell Tower, which served as the parks original icon, will be removed as part of the work on the back of the park.
  • Streets of America

    So far, Muppet Vision 3-D and the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt show are not impacted.
  • Monday, January 11, 2016

    Episodes #233 & #234 - Mexico pavillion

    Overview: Today's podcast is a tribute to the Mexico pavilion. I take a thorough look at the design, layout, theming, and talk about the ride contained inside. Then, I spend some time talking about shopping and dining. And finally I discuss the original attraction, El Rio Del Tiempo. Come take a listen to the tale about this fascinating opening-day Epcot pavilion.  

    Notes: In the past, I have referred to the pyramid found in Mexico as the Chichinitza. While it does appear similar in style, the pyramid in Epcot's Mexico is not that. Ir is a Mesoamerican pyramid based on an Aztec design. I'll refer to it correctly from now on.

    Also, the exhibit I mention that is in the entry way does change from time to time. My understanding is that it recently changed to a different part of Mexican heritage, but it was animales fantasticos when I created this podcast. Also, the Kidcot station has been in the house in the back and at times you can find it in the exhibition area.

  • A reminder that the general overview of Epcot's World Showcase is in podcast #208
  • I explored the Japan pavilion in podcast #209
  • and the Germany pavilion in Podcast #216