Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

Aug 21 2020 74 mins

A podcast (mostly) about Disney, Walt Disney World, and Disneyland but honestly, we nerd out on anything--tech, photography, cars, books, music, etc. Have a listen.

Episode 031 - "I'm not Star Lord" - Disney D23 Expo Theme Park Announcement Review
Jul 21 2017 84 mins  
[Immersive Super Hero Experience Coming to Disney California Adventure Park]( [Disney Planning Not Two, But Three New Ships]( [New Pixar Pier to Bring Favorite Pixar Stories to Life at Disney California Adventure Park; Limited-Time Pixar Fest Celebration Coming Throughout Disneyland Resort]( [Toy Story Land to Open at Walt Disney World Resort in Summer 2018]( [New Theater Inspired By Kansas City’s Willis Wood Theater To Debut at Walt Disney World Resort]( [Disney Skyliner, New Minnie Vehicles to Transport Guests Around Walt Disney World Resort]( [Plans Unveiled for Star Wars-Inspired Themed Resort at Walt Disney World]( [Survey]( [Disneyland Paris Brings Favorite Marvel Characters to Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel]( [First Look: New Space Restaurant to Offer ‘Out-of-this-World’ Dining Experience at Epcot]( [New Tron Attraction Coming to Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort]( [‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ & ‘Ratatouille’ Attractions Coming to Epcot]( [First Mickey-Themed Ride-Through Attraction, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios]( [Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Announced as Name for Star Wars Lands at Disney Parks]( Other announcements Future World overhaul Concept art: Inventions buildings are gone [New Adventures Begin at Mission: SPACE in August at Epcot]( [New Film at China Pavilion in Epcot will Feature New Technology]( [New Disney Riviera Resort hotel announced for Walt Disney World to connect to Disney Skyliner]( Picks of the week: Chris [CHOETECH USB Type C Male to USB 3.0 Type A Female Adapter]( Glenn: [Voices of Disney Parks FULL PANEL from D23 Expo 2017](

Episode 030 - Where all the birds sing words and the flowers croon
Jul 06 2017 76 mins  
Recorded 7/4/17 Happy Independence Day Liberty Bell Replica Liberty Bell in Liberty Square News Siemens [Ending Their Sponsorship]( with Disney Parks Changes coming to [Pirates of the Caribbean]( in the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Closing of [DisneyQuest]( Permit filed for Epcot’s backstage area possibly for a [Ratatouille attraction]( 2018 [Disney Dining Plan]( will include specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages Chris' trip to the Magic Kingdom Started in Adventureland and went clockwise Ate lunch at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe - it was miserable Went on many different attractions, including the Enchanted Tiki Room! Remember the Magic corner: The Enchanted Tiki Room/Tropical Serenade Picks of the week Chris: [ShareX]( Glenn: [Anker SoundBuds Slim Wireless Headphones](

Episode - 029 - A History of the Swan and Dolphin Along with Disney News
Jun 19 2017 70 mins  
News New [Photo Capture]( Coming to Pirates of Caribbean at Magic Kingdom Park on June 19 Mobile Order coming soon to five [Magic Kingdom restaurants]( ‘A Galaxy of Stories’ Coming to [D23 Expo]( Walt Disney Company completes take-over of [Disneyland Paris Resort]( Disney sues over [property assessments]( for Magic Kingdom, other properties Disney Looks to Block [3-D Printed Duplicates]( of Their Figurines You can now rent tiny [Cinderella strollers]( at Walt Disney World Remember the Magic corner: Swan and Dolphin [Building a Dream: The Art of Disney Architecture]( by Beth Dunlop Chris picks things that aren’t the picks [EA Play to Give]( Picks of the week Glenn: [LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V]( Chris: {Snap Circuits Arcade Electronics Discovery Kit](

Episode 027 - Glenn admits he was incorrect about the Water Mice
May 20 2017 70 mins  
Recorded 5/16/17 Follow up Water Sprites vs. Water Mouse Glenn was incorrect; they were called Water Mouse for six years Breakdown: Water Sprites - 27 years (59%) Water Mouse - 6 years (13%) (’98 - ’04 - The [“slap a Mickey on it”]( years) Sea Raycers - 13 (and counting) years (28%) Pirates of the Caribbean movie was…pirated Update to My Disney Experience app Can now order food at counter service restaurants Only at Animal Kingdom now Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 - Chris went to see it and enjoyed it Chris’ adventure at the movies New fireworks show at the MK: Happily Ever After Glenn watched the livestream Chris has watched it from his house and has seen photos, but hasn’t watched the livestream Glenn is excited for it; Chris isn’t sure Pandora - Avatarland Glenn needs to make Fastpass reservations Two new attractions; need to figure out which one to get the FP for Tickets for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are on sale In October and December, the cost is $100 per person People doing good things: [Volunteer Match]( Picks of the week: Chris: [Marvel Unlimited‎]( Glenn: [Backblaze](

Episode 026 - The joys of Disney Springs and a heck of an aftershow
May 05 2017 97 mins  
Recorded 5/2/17 Hall of Presidents - what’s happening with it? Hat toss game Countdown to Glenn’s WDW trip Chris created a countdown app in the ‘90s - first one ever!!! Postcard-ware Glenn is counting down on dry erase calendars - 81 days to go! Disney Cruise app Glenn and family can’t wait Kids are even going to ride Expedition Everest Accidental Tech Podcast talks about Disney Chris visits Disney Springs, and Chris has complaints (no, really!) Orange vs. Lime parking garages Key lime pie vs. lemon meringue pie The garage itself is great (wow! a compliment!) Disorientation Why go to Disney Springs? Why do people like it? Used to have a different, slower vibe to it Cars at the Boathouse restaurant - $125 for 20 minutes Renting Water Sprites/Water Mice Were they ever officially called Water Mice? Glenn doesn’t think so. Send a message to @tron_fm to let us know what you call them Automated cars at WDW Used first in Cast Member areas only Benefits to introducing automated cars to the public at WDW and will help adoption Changes to the Jungle Cruise Dwayne Johnson (the Rock) is making a JC movie Announced that he was working with Imagineers on changes to the JC It was officially denied by Disney Glenn’s Dad didn’t like the JC; affected Glenn’s view of it. Glenn likes it He also didn’t like 20K Under the Sea, and he was right on that one Chris never got to ride 20K; he didn’t miss anything according to Glenn Disney Emoji Blitz Special Event: Main Street Electrical Parade emoji Still frustrating; Glenn is quitting again People doing good things [Barefoot College]( Picks of the week: Glenn: [Undercover Tourist](; future guest? Chris: Reversing a pick - [Tiko 3D Printer](; they’re out of business now. Chris’s actual pick: [Simplify 3D]( Aftershow Would you be POTUS? Rolex 24 renewal Need guest for next show Crossing guard on road behind WDW All-boys and all-girls high schools in New Orleans (Go [Raiders!]( How to pronounce “Louisiana” Pirates of the Caribbean movie and Johnny Depp appearing in POTC in Disneyland

Episode 025 - Star Wars Celebration, Disney News, and WDW Trip Planning
Apr 20 2017 71 mins  
A podcast (mostly) about Disney, Walt Disney World, and Disneyland but honestly, we nerd out on anything--tech, photography, cars, books, music, etc. Have a listen. Recorded on 4/19/17 Picking blueberries Star Wars Celebration 2017 Star Wars convention Chris and his family attended on Friday It’s the 3rd one that Chris has attended No more Star Wars Weekends at Disney Hollywood Studios; 2015 was the last SWW R2 Builders - Chris is a member and is building his own R2 unit Survey on [boutique Star Wars Resort]( Two day experience for $900 - $1,000 per person Club 33 is coming to all four Walt Disney World theme parks Brief history of Club 33 [Gondola]( is coming to WDW Disney is building their own [“Uber”-like service](; the “Duber” service Burying the lede: Glenn is planning a Disney trip for July! Have hotel reservations Started making dining reservations Built out a spreadsheet with crowd info from Podcast meet up! People doing good things from United Way Picks of the week Chris: [Minisuit Apple Pencil Case]( Glenn: [Arlo Pro Security System]( Bonus pick from Chris: [Ring Video Doorbell Pro](

Episode 024 - News, Photopass talk, and lots of love for the Grand Floridian
Apr 05 2017 82 mins  
A podcast (mostly) about Disney, Walt Disney World, and Disneyland but honestly, we nerd out on anything--tech, photography, cars, books, music, etc. Have a listen. Follow up of Chris' “is Belle from France” question News New [security checkpoints]( for the [Magic Kingdom]( FastPass+ is now available for Pandora at Animal Kingdom [‘The Music of Pixar Live!’]( will debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this Summer ASIMO has been added to [Autopia]( in Disneyland Portobello Country Italian Trattoria at Disney Springs [closing soon]( for major refurbishment Construction about to begin on third Disney Springs [parking garage]( Mission SPACE closing for lengthy [refurbishment this summer]( - rumor: random adventures Thoughts on Mission: Space Child died after riding on M:S on 6/13/05; M:S opened on 8/15/03 Chris hasn’t taken photos on M:S March Magic - 2017 winner is the [PeopleMover!!!]( Rumor: Apple May Be Looking to Buy the [Walt Disney Company]( Why isn’t there a walkway from the Grand Floridian to the Magic Kingdom? Glenn doesn’t like the GF [Silent, sassy Princesses]( Photopass data For Magic Shots, there are actually humans who place the graphic on the photos Number of Photopass photos taken at WDW in one day: 600K - 900K Ride videos Things That Do Good Things [White Helmets]( Picks of the week: Glenn - [Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation]( Chris - Music to work by: [The Race For Space by Public Service Broadcasting]( Also good: [Tron Legacy by Daft Punk]( [The Social Network by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross]( [Ghosts I-IV by Nine Inch Nails]( [The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross]( [Steve Jobs by Daniel Pemberton]( [Sweet Nasty by Earphunk]( [Music to Code By by Carl Franklin]( Tags: disney, disneyland, disneyworld, geek, nerd, tech, photography, photos, theme park, walt disney world, disney world

Episode 023 - Organizing Photos and Disney news with avocado on the side
Mar 22 2017 85 mins  
Recorded on 3/15/17 and 3/19/17 Disney News Ground clearing underway around the TTC as redevelopment of World Drive begins Typhoon Lagoon's Miss Adventure Falls is open Walk Around the World bricks - will they ever be taken up? Chris and Glenn both own a brick; Glenn also bought a brick at Disneyland and a Leave a Legacy tile Is Belle French? It takes place in France Emma Watson is British It’s an American accent in the animated movie—they all have an American accents Photos of a cubicle decorated with [Theme Park posters]( Glenn has a screensaver with copies of all of the theme park posters [D23]( Glenn is a member; Chris is not The “Twenty Three” magazine is the reason Glenn subscribed Chris and Glenn both were members of [The Walt Disney Classics Collection]( Photography 101 - organizing your photos We both use [Adobe Lightroom]( as part of the [Creative Cloud Photography plan](!3085!3!161714459233!e!!g!!adobe%20lightroom&ef_id=WJUA2QAAADHZAOj5:20170321202232:s) Things that do good things spot [Amazon Smile]( Picks of the week Glenn: Amazon [Paperwhite Kindle]( Chris: [Slime Rancher]( video game Aftershow Food discussion - Brussels sprouts, lima beans, asparagus, [avocados](, fresh eggs

Episode 021 - Disney news and Photography 102: Lenses
Feb 28 2017 110 mins  
Recorded on 2/22/17 Mardi Gras in New Orleans Disney News Disney creates wireless power source, able to charge a mobile phone [anywhere in a room]( BB-8 will start [greeting guests at DHS]( Rivers of Light at Animal Kingdom started last weekend Atlanta Braves Celebrate 20 Years of Spring Training at [ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex]( More Guest Experiences and Dining Options Coming to [Disney’s Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resorts]( Possible New [Gondola Transportation]( Disney Raises Price On [Express Transportation]( Photography - Lenses Glenn’s camera and lenses Camera: [Sony a6000]( Lenses: [Sony 18-105mm F4](, [Sony 10-18mm F4](, [Sony 35mm F1.8](, [Rokinon 8mm F3.5 Fisheye]( Why Glenn uses wide angle lenses most Chris’ camera and lenses Camera: [Sony a7R II]( Lenses: [Sony 24-70mm F4](, Sony 35mm, [Sony 55mm F1.8](, [Sony 70-200mm F4](, [Sony 90mm F2.8]( Composition and understanding photography Non-profit highlight [Electronic Frontier Foundation]( Picks of the week: Chris: [Bryan Peterson's Understanding Composition Field Guide: How to See and Photograph Images with Impact]( Glenn: [Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera]( Aftershow Benefits of renting lenses Mardi Gras (again) doubloons

Episode 019 - I didn't think it would go that long
Feb 09 2017 88 mins  
Recorded on 2/7/17 Follow Up Number of photos at Disney needs to include the on-ride photos Glenn’s trip report - Glenn picked up the [moonshine jug]( for the Country Bear Jamboree from Pecos Bill’s Cafe News 1st Quarter [Earnings call]( Revenue down a bit Attendance is down Has Disney finally reached their limit on what they can charge for vacations? We want Disney to be fighters instead of resting on their laurels Side discussion: Hall of Presidents - should Trump speak or [not]( No successor for Bob Iger; he’s open to staying on longer if needed [Iger]( is warning against a trade war with China, or it would damage Disney’s business; he’s also against the travel restrictions Steve Jobs’ widow has sold off half of her shares and owns 4% of the company now Star Wars lands in Disneyland and Disney World will open in 2019 Pandora will open on 5/27/17 [Transportation]( New tram tractors and trams will be repainted in monorail colors; buses get updated GPS; monorails are being updated to make them more automated Starring Rolls Cafe closed on 2/5/17; nothing else announced for this location Super Bowl LI halftime show used “twins” of the drones used at [Disney Springs for Christmas]( Port Orleans Riverside celebrated its 25th birthday on 2/2/17 [Ultimate Disney Classics VIP Tour](; $199 for a four hour tour to experience 10 rides plus admission cost Contact us on Twitter at @tron_fm to let us know if you do this Flower & Garden Festival [entertainment list]( Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando [entertainment list]( The Nerdist - [Disney Animation Research Library]( Bonus: [Carousel of Progress]( trivia - The Father is played by Jean Sheapard, who is most famous and beloved for his role as the narrator in “A Christmas Story" Chris Visits Disney Corner Need intro music Arrived in early afternoon Fastpasses - Soarin’, Living with the Land, Spaceship Earth Festival of the Arts Soarin’ Ride mechanism (future blog post) The new movie is CGI now - Chris’ opinion Baby Swap Ate at Sunshine Seasons Charity Pick [American Heart Association]( Picks of the week Not Chris’ specific pick, but… [Covears]( Chris: [Logitech Harmony Home Hub]( Glenn: [Orbitkey 2.0](

Episode 018 - Caliber of meatiness
Feb 03 2017 75 mins  
Recorded 1/31/17 Chris had a houseguest: Glenn! History of [Hubig’s Pies]('s_Pies) and [Hand Pies]( Glenn’s visit to Disney! Photo walk Disney Springs Started on the West Side Ate at D-Luxe Burger Didn’t have the Donkey Sauce Disney Co-Op Once Upon a Toy Headed to the Polynesian Village Resort to get to the TTC Epcot Time lapse of the monorail ride to Epcot International Art Festival Odyssey - Herb Ryman and Mary Blair concept art Express Bus Magic Kingdom Casey’s Corner for dinner Freezing? No. According to Accuweather, the high for 1/27/17 was 69, while the low was 54. Very pleasant night for January. Walked around and took night photos [Link to Glenn’s photos from WDW]( [Link to Glenn’s photos from the Rolex 24]( [Link to Chris’ photos from the Rolex 24]( Charity Pick [Together We Rise]( Picks of the week: Glenn: [New York Times](, [Washington Post](, local newspaper - [The Times-Picayune]( in NOLA, [Orlando Sentinel]( in Orlando Chris: [Tiko 3D Printer](

Episode 017 - Aside from the Donkey Sauce...
Jan 26 2017 62 mins  
Recorded 1/24/17 Chris has some bad news: we actually have some listeners Revamped Original [Mickey Mouse comic strip redrawn]( in real time by Disney artist Floyd Norman Epcot International Festival of the Arts [reviews]( Herb Ryman and Mary Blair artwork is being displayed Photography segment Glenn is visiting Chris this weekend for our annual trip to the Rolex 24 in Daytona Going to WDW to take photos A little history of Chris and Glenn’s photography skills Glenn’s photos on [Flickr]( Plans filed for expansion at [Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort - DVC]( Disney Springs now offers [Personal Shopping Services]( New look [Characters in Flight]( balloon takes to the skies above Disney Springs [Tinkerbell’s view right before takeoff]( Charity Pick [Habitat for Humanity]( Picks of the week: Chris: [BUBM Double Layer Travel Gear Organizer / Electronics Accessories Bag]( Glenn: Finally! Terrific Recordings of Nothing podcast SWAG! Visit [Redbubble](

Episode 014 - ...where nothing can "possa-bly" go wrong
Dec 22 2016 92 mins  
Recorded on 12/20/16 Minecraft Special guest: Megan Explanation of what Minecraft is MCMagic server WDW is built within Minecraft You can visit and walk around, ride rides The detail is fairly amazing because it’s so accurate Disney Emoji Blitz Corner Christmas Emojis are out It’s still frustrating Guess the Downloads game Between 1-5 million downloads on Google’s Play store Need emoji blitz Chris Visits Disney Corner Chris went to the MK on Friday with his family Much better experience than last time Arrived around 1 p.m. and it started to get crowded around 4 p.m. Clearing the park of non-MVMCP guests Got to see the Castle lighting before leaving at 7 p.m. Ate at Columbia Harbour House while there (because it’s the best restaurant) Discussion of Pinocchio’s Village Haus and Be Our Guest Restaurants Alcohol at the Magic Kingdom It doesn’t bother Glenn; Chris likes that there was a ban in place for such a long time and now it’s being lifted Did Walt drink? Photopass is part of the Annual Pass now, and it’s a great feature Magic shots Annual Passholder only entrance Benefits of being a Passholder Security is necessary, but it needs to be rethought so it flows better Charity Pick []( Picks of the week Glenn: [Bill Gates’ Reddit Secret Santa story]( Chris: [Walt Disney World - The First Decade]( The Simpsons - Itchy & Scratchy Land (1994-S06 E04) Helicopter Pilot: We are now approaching our final destination, Itchy and Scratchy Land. The amusement park of the future where nothing can "possa-bly" go wrong. Uh, possibly go wrong. That's the first thing that's ever gone wrong.

Episode 012 - Candlelight Processional narrated by Roger Rabbit
Dec 08 2016 80 mins  
Recorded December 6, 2016 Emoji Blitz Corner (not really) Somehow, the conversation quickly devolves into Moana... And what kind of VHS we had growing up... And Glenn recording the resort channels at WDW… And back to Moana (and Hawaii Five-O). Come back for Chris’ Review Corner... And Chris’ Reading Corner where he reads The Princess and the Frog [Little Golden Book]( Livestream of Spaceship Earth transforming into Death Star Needed some practice for the livestream The best part was the laser Express bus transportation is being charged for Candlelight Processional Began in 1958 at Disneyland on Main Street The living Christmas Tree was added in 1960 and was formed by the Western High School A’Capella Choir. The choir director retired in 1981 and in 1982 the Disney Employee Choir filled their place, and hold it to the present time Celebrity narrators were added in 1961 and Dennis Morgan was the first narrator, and was the narrator through 1964. Dick Van Dyke was the narrator in 1965 (which would end up being the last that Walt attended), and it changed each year after that, with some repeats. WDW has always had a celebrity narrator. Rock Hudson was the first WDW narrator in 1971. It performed for two nights only in Disneyland and WDW. In 1993, because of guest demand, WDW’s was moved to Epcot and ran two shows each night for 15 nights. It was so successful that in 1994, it was expanded to 30 nights with two performances each night. The Disneyland Candlelight Procession and Ceremony moved to a new home at the Fantasyland Theater in 1998, returning to Main Street in 2003, and beginning in 2012 it was presented multiple nights. It’s a presentation of the Christmas story in readings by a celebrity narrator and music by a Mass choir and 50-piece orchestra It’s pure Christmas; the story of the birth of Christ Current music set list for Epcot’s presentation: Candlelight Carillon (Processional) O Little Town of Bethlehem Hark The Herald Angels Sing God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Shout for Joy O Come All Ye Faithful Away in a Manger O Holy Night Angels from the Realms of Glory Il Est Ne Rejoice with Exceeding Great Joy (Glenn’s favorite!) What Child is This Do You Hear What I Hear Silent Night Joy to the World Hallelujah The Wonderful World of Christmas (recessional) We listen to the music during the Christmas season since we can’t be there, and we watched a livestream of a production last week with Neil Patrick Harris Celebrity narrators Special Guest to talk about the Candlelight Processional - Tammy! @missdiz Had to practice at least 10 times to be in the choir First year was 2000 Celebrity guests couldn’t really meet them, but Gary Sinese shook everyone’s hand Get ready behind the American Adventure Procession - tree fills in first, then the school choirs What it’s like when you’re standing on stage We enjoying seeing it as a family when we go on vacation Live Action/Animated films Chris hates them with a white-hot passion Chris doesn’t like Roger Rabbit or Mary Poppins The Polar Express freaks Glenn out Chris thinks the Rankin-Bass specials should be made so they’re more interesting to younger audiences Charity Pick [Wikipedia]( Picks of the week Glenn: [Designated Survivor]( on ABC Chris: [Spacecraft Films](

Episode 011 - Let's go to the Monorail's dining car
Dec 04 2016 79 mins  
Recorded on 11/29/16 Follow Up Glenn clarifies his stance on the [Cabanas]( at the Magic Kingdom…kinda. Christmas Drones at Disney Springs Minecraft [MCMagic]( WDW built in Minecraft [NintendoLand at Universal Theme Parks]( Orlando, Hollywood, and Japan Universal is creating some great things [Future of IP at Disney and Universal]( Charity Spot [ASPCA]( [Highway in the Sky Dine-Around]( Glenn thinks it’s an OK idea; Chris doesn’t Tangent into Disney using Food & Beverage revenue instead of building new attractions/experiences Chris wants dinner on the monorail Snacks at WDW Dole Whip, Citrus Swirl Popcorn Coke and Frozen Cokes Turkey Legs - Chris likes, Glenn doesn't [Handwiches]( - old school Chicken and Waffles at Backlot Express at DHS with Darth Vader waffles Podcast topic idea: Weird food at Disney in the past Ice cream; specifically ice cream cookie sandwiches Pick of the week Glenn - anti-pick: Newly released Prince CD [4Ever](; don’t buy it if you’re already a Prince fan and have most of his music already. Instead, get [The Hits/The B-Sides]( Chris - [From the Earth to the Moon]( DVD set and [A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts]( by Andrew Chaikin Aftershow Positivity!

Episode 010 - Bananas for Cabanas
Nov 27 2016 80 mins  
Recorded on 11/22/16 Thanksgiving week Emoji Blitz Corner Psych! (Well, about a minute of discussion) Waiting for the Christmas emojis to be released Glenn is playing [Clash Royale]( again Chris wants to get Glenn to play Tetris; Glenn will become obsessed with it if he starts playing it again Future episodes: Retro video games and Walt Disney World Explorer Chris’ visit to DHS and his review of Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! - AKA "Chris Visits Disney" Corner Star Tours First ride on ST for Chris’ son Great Movie Ride Star Wars Launch Bay Stormtrooper march Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Chris enjoyed it Gives it about an 8.5 out of 10 Prep and Landing is great Other Christmas offerings that Chris is going to try to attend Drones at Disney Springs Maybe other things, but probably not Chris’ Disney Adventure is the best segment [Magic Bands 2]( Disney is trying to save expenses by not having to permanently have the RFID chip in every band Will they pass the savings along to the guest? Can put the pebble in other items The data that comes from the Magic Bands must be incredible Magic Band technology hasn’t made it to Disneyland yet Why can’t Magic Bands for AP’ers be used for charging? Pandora - The World of AVATAR Opening Summer 2017 [Showed a clip of one of the AAs]( Opinions: Glenn couldn’t care less about Avatar; should have spent the money on original IP Chris: theming is a waste of talent for the Imagineers; does not agree with using Avatar Our opinions aside: the AA looks fantastic It’s a shame that technology isn’t being used on something with Disney theming [Cabanas in the Magic Kingdom]( Glenn thinks it’s a huge money grab by the Walt Disney Company Chris plays Devil’s Advocate and makes a case for it…and makes good points It’s mainly the presentation of the current test of the cabanas in Tomorrowland that’s bugging Glenn If they were themed and out of the way, it wouldn’t be bad Charity Pick [Goodwill]( [Epcot is the next park to be overhauled]( Finally! It could be really cool or really awful More show material! Yay! A new festival at Epcot [Festival of the Arts]( Extending the number of festivals at Epcot A scrappy little company trying to make their way in the world Picks of the week Chris - [The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the World by Dan Ackerman]( Glenn - [Walt Disney's Epcot Center: Creating the New World of Tomorrow by Richard R. Beard](

Episode 009 - Attack of the Disney Christmas Drones
Nov 17 2016 54 mins  
Recorded 11/15/16 First showing of Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! was on 11/14 Coverage of new Disney events by the Disney blogging community Usenet groups/forums - old school [Tom Bricker’s]( review [The technology is pretty cool]( Not a true replacement for the Osbourne lights Chris will check it out Disney’s Christmas preparations We’re both OK with Christmas decorations going up before Thanksgiving A long time ago, Disney put up Christmas decorations after Thanksgiving Glenn is in full-on Christmas mood [Disney Springs Starbright Holidays]( [No-fly zone over WDW](; but it doesn’t cover Disney Springs [Disney received a waiver from the FAA]( [Partnership with Intel]( Chris is going to see the show It’s over the lagoon Could this be the “replacement” for the Osbourne lights? Glenn thinks the bean counters at Disney think this is the replacement; Chris isn’t so sure Charity Pick [Salvation Army]( [Kennedy Space Center]( [New attraction]( - Heros and Legends Incorporates the US Astronaut Hall of Fame KSC has become a great attraction Includes the [Space Shuttle Atlantis]( Need to try to incorporate into a Disney trip Picks of the week Chris - [Wink home automation]( Glenn - [Retro Disney World]( podcast Aftershow [Hallmark Channel]( Christmas movies from early November until January 1 Glenn is getting sucked in thanks to his wife All of the movies are the same! Next podcast: Photography discussion!!!

Episode 008 - President Lincoln and his bag of holding
Nov 03 2016 57 mins  
Recorded 11/1/16 An election is coming up Chris is voting early tomorrow Chris is taking a field trip to the Crayola Experience in the Florida Mall on Election Day Hall of Presidents History ’64-’65 World’s Fair - Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln Moved to Disneyland When WDW was being designed, they didn’t want another New Orleans Square because of the proximity of NOLA to Orlando Imagineers reviewed plans for Liberty Street from Disneyland and decided on Liberty Square Created the Hall of Presidents for WDW Starting with Bill Clinton, the sitting President gives a speech With Barack Obama, the HoP was redone with the version that is there today Opinions Glenn has liked every version of the HoP Chris hasn’t been in a while; he’s going to go before it changes How much cooperation do they need from the President? [Video from the White House]( The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History The beauty of Liberty Square It’s an underrated land The Muppets are a good addition We want to see it in person; we’ve watched a [video]( of it and it looks fun Little gems of WDW Charity Pick How to find a charity [Guidestar]( [Better Business Bureau]( PizzeRizzo Opens 11/18/16 Pizza Planet pizza was horrible Not as good as [Lombardi’s]( in New York; America’s First Pizzeria! Looking forward to this opening Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano Glenn has never eaten there Chris ate there with his friend Sean Chris didn’t have a great meal there, although Sean really enjoys it A little background on Sean - a future guest on the podcast Construction at the Magic Kingdom for new security checkpoints Report on [WDWMagic]( Security for each separate type of transportation to try to speed up getting through security There’s a need for security, but anything that can help will be welcome Chris gets picked every time to go through the metal detector The security checkpoints should be blended in better Rumors of Guardians of the Galaxy attraction Rumors of GotG replacing Universe of Energy have been squashed New rumor: [GotG overlay at Tower of Terror in DHS]( It doesn’t fit the theme of Hollywood and Sunset Blvd Glenn thinks the GotG overlay is OK in DCA, but not DHS However, if Glenn had to choose between it going in Epcot or DHS, Glenn picks DHS Pick of the week Chris - [WaterField Designs]( the [Bolt briefcase]( Glenn - [Peak Design]( the [Slide]( and the [Clutch]( straps for cameras

Episode 006 - Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!
Oct 22 2016 62 mins  
Recorded 10/19/16 Children are wonderful...but exhausting The infamous [Disney Emoji Blitz]( Glenn and Chris are done with the game It’s so frustrating We’re so sorry we’re talking about this. It’s so embarrassing. This is it though. Well, at least until the special Christmas emojis are released... New Christmas offering at Disney Hollywood Studio [Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam!]( Glenn’s opinion: Good effort, but not a replacement for Osbourne Lights Chris is looking forward to seeing it. It may be a new tradition for them. Epcot should be the center of Disney’s Christmas effort. Decorate World Showcase with the Osbourne lights. Annual Passes Chris just renewed his. The “Disney Tax” in October Should Glenn buy Annual Passes? There’s a [special deal]( if you purchase before 1/3/17: get 13 months for the price of 12 Disney is turning the dials to try to increase attendance without diminishing the profit margin that they’ve been making Parking is included, as is PhotoPass, and those are huge benefits [Maps of the Disney Parks]( book Beautiful book Chris’ unboxing of the book from Amazon Covers all the theme parks Glenn points out the two map posters he had on his wall when he was growing up Charity spotlight [St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital]( [2017 Disney Parks Poster Calendar]( Glenn ordered his through the Shop Disney app It’s a great calendar, and Glenn’s thrilled that they keep making them Giveaway!!! Glenn is giving away a 1979 Winter Disney News magazine Send an email to [email protected], or follow us on [Twitter](, or [Facebook](, or leave a review on [iTunes]( Deadline is midnight EDT on 10/31/16 Pick of the week Glenn: [Toshiba Canvio AeroCast 1TB Wireless Hard Drive]( Chris: ["Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?” by Brian Fies](

Episode 005 - Oo-de-lally
Oct 13 2016 60 mins  
Follow Up - Last running of the MSEP on 10/9 Remembering WDW’s version vs. DL’s version No nighttime parade at WDW now Robin Hood - the Disney animated feature Glenn hasn’t watched it in a long time Glenn and family watched Alice in Wonderland last weekend - woof! Robin Hood has a big place in Chris’ heart He used to listen to the LP when he was a kid The music was classic Hurricane Matthew Very stressful for people in the track Disney closed the parks on Friday 10/7 Food at Port Orleans French Quarter [Oni Hartstein’s]( story and photos $12.99 or a DDP credit for a box lunch with a sandwich, apple, cookie, and bag of pretzels What should Disney do? We are going to try to find out if this was a unique situation, or commonplace. We couldn’t find any other reports similar to this at time of recording. Orlando lucked out with the track of the hurricane Disney Operations preparations Promotion: [Red Cross]( Please consider donating to the Red Cross [Mobile phone apps]( [Donate]( Refresh of Tomorrowland New paint color on the rocks at the entrance New paint and design on Carousel of Progress New LED lighting on Space Mountain New sign at Carousel of Progress Glenn wants to go and photograph Tomorrowland background music Sponsor message Book review - [“Bloodline - Star Wars”]( by Claudia Gray Neither one of us love any other Star Wars novels, but this one is excellent This is mostly from a female viewpoint A lot of depth not found in other SW novels Fills in the story between Ep 6 and Ep 7 Post on []( Discussion of reading vs. listening to books Recommendation for other books [Seveneves]( by Neal Stephenson [Remade]( also by Neal Stephenson Episodes 1-5 of Terrific Recordings of Nothing are now posted for download

Episode 004 - Emoji Blitz
Oct 10 2016 49 mins  
Recorded 10/2/16 Disney Emoji Blitz Chris discovered it and is trying to catch up to Glenn What characters do we have? Happy 45th Birthday to Walt Disney World! Giveaways: guide map and button Guide map book is being released on 10/18 Review the book after it comes out Our love of maps Castle show Merchandise for sale Celebrations for the 10th, 15th, 20th, and 25th were big; the rest have just been merchandise release Hoping the 50th is a huge blowout The Disney fan community seems to be celebrating it more than Disney is Remembering Epcot’s 25th celebration display in Innoventions One Man’s Dream has less and less Disney has disabled the MagicBand interactivity News article from [WDW News Today]( Some people complained or didn’t like it One of the biggest selling points of the MagicBand technology Stitch’s Great Escape to operate seasonally News article from [WDW News Today]( Great news!!! Should be closing for good soon “Wreck It Ralph” attraction will be going there Not really Tomorrowland, but it doesn’t seem to matter "Alien Encounter” Glenn liked AE from a risk taking perspective It was original and not tied to existing Disney IP Chris didn’t like it because it was pessimistic "Timekeeper" Robin Williams’ fallout with Disney [News article]( Chris’ life has become the final scene in “Carousel of Progress" Home automation Learning from TV/YouTube Final scene needs to be updated, since it’s current now It would be nice to have it completely redone by doing every 50 years (1900s, 1950s, 2000s, 2050s) Or replace it with the original from the ’64/’65 World’s Fair We can’t talk about the CoP, or they’ll just close it “That guy” that’s our hero at Disney and is keeping it open Other plans for the CoP Disney Emoji Blitz. Again. (Sorry about this.) With iOS 10, you can have them as stickers Buying character emojis The game has so many “gotchas" The reason we had no agenda for this podcast. Sorry again, everyone.

Episode 003 - Muskrat Love
Oct 10 2016 75 mins  
Recorded 9/14/16 What’s on Glenn’s desk Chris is feeling like a cold is coming on The “benefits” of Airborne Chris had pizza for dinner Found good pizza place close to his house - Stromboli’s He also likes NYPD Pizza, but it’s a bit further from his house: Glenn’s favorite pizza places in NOLA—just for the record: Theo’s (, Pizza NOLA (, and of course, R&O’s (no website, but if you’re from NOLA, you know R&O's) Via Napoli in Epcot doesn’t deliver to Chris’ house. Amazing, right? Disney’s “gumbo” recipe No kale in gumbo!!! #gumbostrong Thanks for nothing, Tiana The complicated story of “Princess and the Frog” that Chris can’t figure out Note for future episode: a reading of the “Little Golden Book” by Chris Epcot Food and Wine Festival started A few people attend Annual Passholder exclusive glass Merchandise Listening to the bands Early F&W Fest memories (ahh…the good ‘ole days) More band talk Christopher Cross Muskrat Love We’re old Way off track: talk about The Beatles But, we bring it back to talk about the Beatles tribute band in Epcot Halloween at WDW & Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2005 was the last time Glenn attended First ride for Glenn’s daughter. With Vanilla Ice. Comparison of MNSSHP and MVMCP Variable pricing Attendance Chris is thinking about going to MNSSHP “Nightmare Before Christmas” - the kids love it Glenn should come down for MNSSHP Mardi Gras Chris needs to visit Aftershow OS10 notifications iPhone vs Android Glenn’s going to send Chris his heartbeat Mario Run Stickers in iMessage!!! Chris is Debbie Downer Google + Glenn is looking forward to seeing Designated Survivor on ABC Hello Kitty Jewel Town! IT IS ADORABLE! Disney Emoji Blitz

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