Thursday, March 31, 2016

Episode #243 - Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln





Overview: Today's show is a look at one of the 1964 Worlds Fair shows: Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.  Come and take a listen to how this show came to be, and then hear the current audio track from Disneyland.   




Notes: In this era of political uncertainty, I thought it would be good to remind everyone that we are all part of what makes this an amazing country.  Lincoln served during the time when we were most divided as a nation, and his point of view is surely relevant today.  I wanted to put a little spin on political discourse, while presenting a classic attraction. The timing just seemed right.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Episode #242 - CircleVision 360


















Overview: Come and take a listen as I explore the history of Walt Disney's Circlevision. There are two remaining daily shows - both at Epcot - but the history is a little surprising. Walt had a greater vision, as he often did.
  



Notes: Much of the discussion about Walt's vision comes from Theme Park Tourist looks at CircleVision

Friday, March 11, 2016

Episodes #240 & #241 - Canada pavillion



Overview: Today's podcast is a tribute to the Canada pavilion. I take a thorough look at the design, layout, theming, and talk about the Circlevision movie that's shown. Then, I spend some time talking about shopping and dining. Its another of Epcot's opening-day pavilions, so come and explore our neighbors to the north.  

Notes: I find the fact that Disney created a stereotypical view of Canada a little amusing. And the fact that it took them a fairly long time, and several requests from the Canadian government, to acknowledge it and tone down the point of view is striking. Still, the overall design is terrific, and the garden is beautiful.






  • A reminder that the general overview of Epcot's World Showcase is in podcast #208
  • I explored the Japan pavilion in podcast #209
  • the Germany pavilion is in Podcast #216 
  • And Mexico is in Podcast #233
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