Thursday, April 19, 2018

Episode #313 - Black Panther review







Overview:  I caught the movie Black Panther, and wanted to take a few minutes and talk about it. In short: I enjoyed it. Way to go Disney!

 


Notes:  This is the second movie I've seen in the "superhero" realm (the first being Wonder Woman). As I note in the podcast, I enjoyed both so much, it might be time to catch up on the movies I've missed.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Episodes #311 & #312 - The Universe of Energy



Overview: The Universe of Energy was an original Epcot opening day pavilion that (as you might expect) devoted itself to energy, starting with an overview, talking about fossil fuels, and then moved on to renewable resources. It was one of Disney’s longest (time wise) rides, lasting around 45 minutes. I talk you through the history and we go on a ride through the attraction. 

 




Notes: The song was catchy and memorable. The concept was clever. It really was edutainment.  And what's not to love about the dinosaur diorama. That was worth seeing every time!



In the podcast, I mention the outside mural; this site better articulates what the mural is and includes some pictures: http://www.jlhomnimedia.com/energy-mural/

Mickey and Goofy become corporate shills! Check out this site which talks about the comic book that Exxon created:  https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/that-time-mickey-mouse-and-goofy-shilled-for-exxon-at-d-1391922492
Thanks to Nicholas for pointing out the whole comic can be found here: https://starport75.com/2010/11/11/mickey-and-goofy-explore-the-universe-of-energy-1985/



Thursday, March 15, 2018

Episode #310 - planning a trip to Disney World




Overview: Today's podcast is all about planning for a trip.  My brother was coming in from out of town, and wondered how to get around without a car.  And that’s a good question; I've never given it much thought.

 



Notes:  The name of the public bus service in the area is Lynx.  You can try googling 'taxi cost in orlando' to get an idea of what will cost you.  You can likewise look up shuttle service.

I do note a new parking charge, but it appears to be gone, so its possible took the feedback and rescinded it.

Agent P's World Showcase Adventure can be found here: http://agentpwsa.com


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Episode #309 - Disney and Digital Media






Overview: I ran across a couple of articles about Disney and their work in the digital content world.  The acquisition of 21st century fox is the proverbial tip of the iceberg as Disney works to move into a whole new world. But I have a couple of other quick fun things to share,  too.

 
Ad Age article: http://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/mouse-s-house/312235/
CNN Money Article: http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/06/media/disney-espn-streaming/index.html

Notes:  Windows 10 rotating through images from Soarin' is kind of fun.  You can make it something you love - perhaps your favorite attractions(s) or areas at Walt Disney World.  Cool Runnings is about the 1988 Jamaican Bobsled team, and came out in 1990.


I mention gun control in passing during the podcast.  It fit in thematically with the story I was telling. And, since the recent school shooting was nearby, our daily ives were (and are) impacted, its relevant to me.  To be clear, I have a strong opinion, but I am not going to debate with any of you; its pointless.....instead I will let our youth take this on; they will be engaged in deciding their own future...as I said in the podcast, ignore them at your peril.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Episodes #307 & #308 - things YOU miss at Disney World





Overview: A few podcasts ago, Gary and I talked about our top ten attractions that we missed. I invited listeners to share what you missed - and I consolidated them here.  Its a sort of listener favorite missed attractions! 

Notes:  I have talked about a number of these attractions on previous podcasts.  I invite you to use the search at the top to look through the archive and find ones that you'd like to hear more about.

And of course, my thanks to all of you that took the time to respond and share the attractions you miss.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Episode #306 - A trip to the World





Overview: Early this month, I took a trip up to Disney with the family.  The temps dipped near freezing, but we were undeterred and had a great time, visiting the parks, meeting princesses, and riding attractions.  I've got stories to tell, and suggest how you can make the most of your vacation. 




Notes:  That's the view from the monorail.  Each time I go, I try and find at least one thing I've never done before - or perhaps haven't done in a long time.  It seems like this list can never be exhausted - because there is so much to do, and new things are being added all the time.  Plus, there are some surprises that lurk around many corners.