The Meandering Mouse Podcast - Disney Park Adventures (AUDIO ONLY)

Dec 16 2010 572

Join Disney theme park enthusiast and your host, Jeff from Houston, on his adventures and mis-adventures through all the Disney resorts on The Meandering Mouse podcast. The Meandering Mouse podcast is a personable take on Disney attractions both large and small including quality stereo audio recorded live in the parks, unique commentary, interesting facts on past attractions, and the occasional wacky surprise. The Meandering Mouse founded and hosts The Disney Podcast Network.











ep#99 - Tokyo Disneyland Fun and Xmas Special
Dec 24 2009
**Headphones HIGHLY suggested** Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my friends and fans out there. It's been an insanely tough year to trudge through for me and I was happy to be able to escape my world completely in December of 09 by traveling to the other side of the Earth to experience more adventures in Japan. This year, I was lucky enough to experience the Christmas celebration at the Tokyo Disney Resort. It was an odd thing since Christmas, itself, in Japan is, pretty much, a Hallmark / retail holiday since their cultural and spiritual beliefs aren't grounded in this particular holiday as they are in the States. On this show, join myself, Superdry (Steve-san), and a mystery guest / friend of mine from Houston (Jason) who showed up to join us from Guam with one day's notice as we explore the parks and take in some of the Xmas festivities. This show has it all…classic meanderings, great ride thrus, and amazing special Christmas Parade audio. Highlights include: -Not so wonderful audio of Space Mt -Tokyo's Haunted Mansion Holiday -Tokyo Disneyland White Holiday Christmas Parade with commentary -Monster's Inc. Ride and Go Seek -Tokyo Disneyland Dreamlights Christmas Edition I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thanks for hanging in there with me as a challenging year had the podcast put on the back burner. I've got more audio to come from the Land of the Rising Sun including some off the beaten path romps into Tokyo proper so keep your ears peeled. Have fun and Enjoy! Meander On! [email protected] Flickr: flickr.com/photos/meanderingmouse twitter: meanderingmouse plurk: meanderingmouse Facebook: Jeff Falvo Have fun and Enjoy! Email: [email protected] Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.thedpn.com


ep#97 - Completion of the Worldwide Disney Tour - Hong Kong
Oct 12 2009
**Headphones suggested** Join myself and Superdry as we make our way through the streets of Hong Kong and onto the metro system headed to Sunny Bay Station which connects to the Hong Kong Disneyland line. The one and only stop, of course, is Hong Kong Disneyland. Afterwards, I make my exciting steps onto property thus marking the end to my Disney Park World Tour. Looking back, I visited all 11 of the Disney Parks across the world in under a years time. Here is a run down of that busy year of travel: May 08 - Disneyland (2 parks) July 08 - Tokyo Disney (2 Parks) Sept 08 - WDW (4 Parks) Oct 08 - Disneyland Paris (2 Parks) Dec 08 - WDW Jan 09 - WDW April 09 - Tokyo Disney / *Hong Kong Disneyland* So there you have it. All Disney parks on Earth in less than 12 months. It's far from an impossible feat but, dare I say, a dream come true for a Disney park fan *cough* dork. Hong Kong Disneyland is a small park which most would consider a "half day" park attraction wise. What it lacks in the realm of attractions, it makes things up with some of the most beautifully landscaped grounds and surroundings. The spit and polish witnessed at the park itself is just as impressive as the Tokyo Disney Resort. However, the "newness" of this park mixed with the culture leaves things feeling a little sterile, empty, and there is much room (literally) for improvement. During this podcast you will experience most of the park's attractions with us, STORIES ABOUT HOOKERS, an edited portion of their daytime parade called Disney on Parade, and various other Meanderings. It's most interesting to spend an entire day Meandering with us at this somewhat odd Disney Park. It was an interesting experience which left a handful of things to be desired. Overall, I do have high hopes for this Disney destination in the future. It's a promising Disney park located in one of the most amazing destinations in the East. Got ya wondering about the hookers, don't I? LOL [email protected] Flickr: flickr.com/photos/meanderingmouse twitter: meanderingmouse plurk: meanderingmouse Have fun and Enjoy! Email: [email protected] Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.thedpn.com















ep#84 - Tokyo Honey, Haunted, and Splash Mt. Meanderings
Jul 23 2008
*HEADPHONES STRONGLY RECOMMENDED* *NEWS* Head over to The DPN and pay a visit to our newest official DPN podcaster. I'd like to welcome Keegan from The Adventures of a Teenage Disney Geek Podcast to The DPN Roster. Tokyo Disneyland Morning Meandering Photos Taken by The Meandering Mouse in Tokyo - found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/meanderingmouse - Check them out! This show will open with an in-park recording of Tokyo's special 25th Anniversary Theme Song. I was captivated by this song during my entire Tokyo Disney experience. They played this song throughout the parks on many occasions especially after parades and shows. Unfortunately, the CD single of this song I purchased in the park came only in Japanese and doesn't sound nearly as enchanting. The clapping you hear is coming from guests as each of the Fab Five passes in front of Lido Isle on floats to conclude DisneySEA's Legend of Mythica. Listen closely to the girl FREAKING OUT when Minnie waved to her. It was an oddly funny moment and insight into how serious the Japanese are over the Disney Characters. And for the main portion of the show....Join myself, Superdry, and Matt from Dallas for a relaxing morning at Tokyo Disneyland. We first take in, arguably, one of Disney's best attractions with Pooh's Hunny Hunt. Then we head over to the Haunted Mansion which is oddly located in Fantasyland along with Pooh. To finish things off, we take in my favorite version of Splash Mountain in Tokyo's Critter Country. Overall, it's a well-rounded offering of Tokyo e-ticket attractions. Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.thedpn.com




ep#80-Jeff, Q, and Superdry's Tokyo Adventures (Trip report)
Jun 17 2008
**RATED PG - Made for Headphones** My good buddy Quenton (Q) and I visited Tokyo for 9 days about 8 months ago. We, of course, spent some good time at the Tokyo Disney resort but also had many weird and wonderful experiences across the Tokyo landscape. We share a somewhat rambling day to day account of our adventures but tie in our experience with staying at The Mira Costa, one of Disney's most luxurious resorts (if not the most luxurious), with DPN'er Superdry's odd letter writing bout with the same hotel. Superdry loves The Mira Costa but has one huge problem with the place. Quenton and I discovered the same problem which led to one the wackiest nights out on the streets of Japan. I am even pretty sure we terribly broke the law by accident. Superdry's first letter of concern and return correspondence with the The Mira Costa occurred a full year ago. A promise was made to occur one year later so he sent another follow-up letter this year. Yesterday Superdry received another letter from the Japanese people at the hotel. The letter has remained unopened until the recording of a segment to be included in this show. We head to one of Houston's weirdest Japanese Karaoke bars called Genji, have some Japanese beers, record Superdry's story, and finally open the letter he received via air mail to see what their response to the second of his zany letters may be. This will be an interesting and long show. Thanks to everyone that has made donations to The Meandering Mouse and The Disney Podcast Network thru the website! Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.thedpn.com



ep#78-Full Circle First Steps into Disneyland Meanderings
May 07 2008
**Made for Headphones** **PG-13 WARNING** The Meandering Mouse is back with a bang after being on hiatus for a handful of weeks! The MM show and The DPN all started with an email to the Trapped on Vacation podcast. I wrote in telling the host, now known as Earl, that I would be taking my first steps into Disneyland and would experiment by sending him some audio of my experience. He played the audio of my first steps into the park and my podcasting adventure began. Soon after that, I founded The Disney Podcast Network. We now come full circle just before The DPN's Westfest 2008 begins with myself following Earl and his Bleepin' Wife into Disneyland as they take their very first steps down Main Street. The reactions are captured here and I won't soon forget the moment I had with my close friends. Earl was recording his experience as well so you will hear him narrating his show as I narrate mine. It's quite interesting if not a bit odd. I also throw in some highlights of meeting up with a large number of DPN'ers for the first time during this year's Westfest. There are good vibes all around as I'm re-united with friends right before almost a dozen of us take a ride on The Matterhorn. The show closes with my experience on Disneyland's submarine voyage with a few fellow DPN'ers. Thanks to everyone that has made donations to The Meandering Mouse and The Disney Podcast Network thru the website! Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.thedpn.com










ep#69 - Jeff n Q Wreck Disneysea and PennyMeanderings
Nov 21 2007
*PG-13 WARNING* *Headphones R Good!* Happy Turkey Day for Those Listeners that Celebrate the Holiday! We start this show with an oldie but goodie edition of The Penny Press. In fact, I think it's the funniest one the guys have produced as they answer an actual DPN'er email during IMHO. Be forewarned though, this one is a little edgy. PG-13 for sure. Soooo, open your mind, your ears, and just freakin laugh or I'll sic monkey on yo bottom. Next up, follow Q and I into Tokyo Disneysea as Q gets his first taste of the Tokyo parks. This is an odd meandering because the commentary was completely natural and, uhh, almost silent. Q had lost his ability to speak once he walked into Disneysea and rightfully so. Disneysea is the type of place that truly knocks the wind out of you when you first see it. So expect this meandering to start off a but slow as we move into the park. You'll get to enjoy some of the ambiance with us and laugh at Q when he starts sounding drunk and unable to form sentences. After the initial walk into the park, you'll come along for the following: -An Inebriated dunk on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with Equally Drunk Sea Monkey Aliens -Q's first ride on one of my very favorite Tokyo Disney attractions - Sinbad's Storybook Voyage To end the show, we continue with another edition of the Penny Press because I don't want monkey pooping on my lawn for falling behind. Nuff said. Be sure to visit the ALL NEW DPN website and get yourself registered!!! Thanks to everyone that has made donations to The Meandering Mouse and The Disney Podcast Network thru the website! Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] Voice Mail: 713-893-3866 Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.thedpn.com



ep#66-Celebrating 25 Years of EPCOT Meanderings
Sep 12 2007
**The MM Show is Made for Headphones** EPCOT is a theme park like no other on earth and is celebrating it's 25th year this Fall. Disney saw fit not to greet this landmark with fanfare typical of this type of event in the parks so we in the Disney fan community have chosen to acknowledge the EPCOT legacy on our own. This edition of The Meandering Mouse will reflect upon EPCOT's story. Millions of people from around the world have graced it's pavement and attractions over the last 25 years and the park has an interesting history to present. In this show, I will reflect upon EPCOT along with sharing my personal thoughts and feelings over the park in celebration of it's birthday. Special guests for this show will be doing the same: -Lou Mongello from WDW Radio shares what makes the park special for him -DPN'er and MMCTV producer, Joel (Coconut Wireless), shares many details about his stint as a cast member working at EPCOT back in it's golden years of the late 80's. -DPN'er Artjaro shares his thoughts and feelings over the park as a former cast member at the Disney resort. As the main feature of the show, Doug aka Disneyparkhopper has prepared a spectacular "backstage meandering" through spaceship earth. We look at the backstory, history, and evolution of spaceship earth. The beginning of this piece will also present some EPCOT history since Spaceship Earth is the icon of this 25 year old theme park jewel. Please visit www.myfavoritemouse.com for all you Disney travel needs. Tell emm The DPN sent ya for great deals! Jana with Galaxsea Cruises and Tours is now The Official Travel Agent for The DPN! Thanks to everyone that has made donations to The Meandering Mouse and The Disney Podcast Network thru the website! Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] Voice Mail: 713-893-3866 Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.disneypodcastnet.com


ep#64-Round the World Disney Park Meanderings
Jul 29 2007
**Headphones Highly Suggested** On this very special show, I feature in park audio from almost every Disney Park location on Earth taken directly by The Meandering Mouse team. Meandering Mouse crew member, DisneyParkHopper, is fresh off the plane from Disneyland Paris with some great quality ride-thrus from the parks. I, of course, have a ton of great stuff from Tokyo and plan on mixing things up with new audio from Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida. I haven't done housekeeping for 4 shows so please be patient as I make some important announcements at the start of the show. I appreciate it! Highlights: -Tokyo Tiki Room of Power (My favorite audio piece from Tokyo) -Disneyland in California's Tiki Room with whacky commentary and a gorgeous sing-a-long by Burnt Toast -Disneyland Paris' Phantom Manor Ride-Thru Recorded by Doug aka DisneyParkHopper just days ago -Quenton and I enjoy some adult beverages and take a ride on Disney World's Primeval Whirl (otherwise known as mistake #432) Here's your chance to take a whirlwind trip around the Disney parks in style as I celebrate my audience in appreciation of the recent Podcast Awards nomination for The Meandering Mouse. Meander On!!! Please visit www.myfavoritemouse.com for all you Disney travel needs. Tell emm The DPN sent ya for great deals! Jana with Galaxsea Cruises and Tours is now The Official Travel Agent for The DPN! Thanks to everyone that has made donations to The Meandering Mouse and The Disney Podcast Network thru the website! Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] Voice Mail: 713-893-3866 Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.disneypodcastnet.com

ep#63-PART 2-Tokyo Trip Report Meanderings
Jul 20 2007
**PART 2**-Round Table Discussion-Tokyo Disneyland. Join myself and two very special guests as we provide a trip report of The Meandering Mouse tour of the Tokyo Disney Resort. Joel / Coconut Wireless from MMCTV / The Disney Podcast Network and Jesse from The Mousepod podcast join in on this round table discussion which tells the tale of our overseas journey to some fascinating Disney parks. Mr. Mousepod himself makes a perfect addition to the conversation as he is a two time visitor of the Tokyo parks. Jesse's perspective livens things up a bit as he relates to my experience along with Joel's. **This is PART 2 of the trip report round table discussion. This show covers Tokyo Disneyland land by land. To wrap things up, we go back and talk about a few attractions at Disneysea we missed in part one. All said and done, this round table discussion nears 4 hours total if you combine both parts. I've had a ton of emails pour in with people asking to hear a personal take on our travels. Here's your chance to hear all the exciting details. Meander On!!! Please visit www.myfavoritemouse.com for all you Disney travel needs. Tell emm The DPN sent ya for great deals! Jana with Galaxsea Cruises and Tours is now The Official Travel Agent for The DPN! Thanks to everyone that has made donations to The Meandering Mouse and The Disney Podcast Network thru the website! Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] Voice Mail: 713-893-3866 Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.disneypodcastnet.com









ep#55-REPOST-Flat and Worthless DL Meanderings
Apr 23 2007
*REPOSTED** *RatedPG Headphones Suggested* On this somewhat sarcastic episode of The Meandering Mouse, I take you along with me as I discover some of those "not so awesome" attractions and park moments around The Disneyland Resort. You know, those things in the park that simply leave you feeling flat and worthless kinda how those souvenir Penny Presses leave your hard earned money feeling. Not to worry though....I do leave you with some park sounds that are sure to make you feel fat and sassy. Afterall, it can't all be bad. To end the show, I feature a new segment for The Meandering Mouse which showcases the real meaning behind this week's show title. I am honored to have DPN'ers ProudMonkey and Haleobydesign on board as the creators of the phrase, "flat and worthless" and the talent behind The Penny Press. The Penny Press is a 10 minute romp through real Disney news done in the sarcastic style of Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update / The Daily Show. They aren't trying to present the Disney news in a timely and dry fashion as we are used to hearing it. Rather, The Penny Press delivers the Disney news to you the only way they know how, "Flat and Worthless." Wow, there's that phrase again. Look for t-shirts soon ;) Please provide ProudMonkey and Haleobydesign with feedback over their segment. They are very focused on making the audience happy with their production efforts and request that all feedback be posted to the DPN show thread so they can field it. All feedback they get will only help the segment get better. Thanks as always for the support guys and gals! Please visit www.myfavoritemouse.com for all you Disney travel needs. Tell emm The DPN sent ya for great deals! Jana with Galaxsea Cruises and Tours is now The Official Travel Agent for The DPN! Thanks to everyone that has made donations to The Meandering Mouse and The Disney Podcast Network thru the website! Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] Voice Mail: 713-893-3866 Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.disneypodcastnet.com


ep#54-Virtual Tokyo DISNEYSEA Meanderings
Apr 11 2007
***Headphones a Must***One of the newest members of The Meandering Mouse, Doug aka DisneyParkHopper, is back with another awesome production which will transport you to what is arguably the most detailed and elaborate Disney theme park on Earth: Tokyo's DisneySea!!! Through the magic of sound and your own imagination you'll be put right in the middle of the park for the grand tour starting with a ride around Tokyo Bay on the monorail to the park's station. Can't make the trek to Tokyo yourself? Well, here's your chance to travel to the park....virtually. Headphones are a must for this experience. The virtual Tokyo meanderings completed by Doug will serve as an excellent primer and introduction for my actual meanderings to be taken at the Tokyo parks. Yup! The Meandering Mouse will be headed to the Tokyo Disneyland Resort in June of 2007 and I'll be sharing my experience with you! Next week, I'll be introducing a new segment which will become a regular for The Meandering Mouse Podcast. That's right! I have yet another addition to The Meandering Mouse team. The Penny Press, produced by DPN'ers ProudMonkey and HaleobyDesign, presents real Disney news presented in a style completely unique to the Disney pod-o-sphere. When I say unique, I mean unique. It's funny in the style of SNL / The Daily Show, smart, a bit sarcastic, under 10 mins long, and, most importantly, flat and worthless. With all the new and unique additions to The Meandering Mouse Podcast, this promises to be an exciting 2nd year for the show. Have fun and enjoy! Doug would like to credit the following excellent websites for Tokyo material. Please visit them to check out much more from the Tokyo parks: barrybedford.com tdrfan.com jtcent.com Please visit www.myfavoritemouse.com for all you Disney travel needs. Tell emm The DPN sent ya for great deals! Jana with Galaxsea Cruises and Tours is now The Official Travel Agent for The DPN! Thanks to everyone that has made donations to The Meandering Mouse and The Disney Podcast Network thru the show website! Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] Voice Mail: 713-893-3866 Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.disneypodcastnet.com

ep#53-First Unofficial Westfest Meanderings at Disneyland *PG*
Mar 28 2007
***Show is RATED PG*** For this show, I dug out all my audio from the first Westfest. This stuff was taken before the little gathering even had a name. My aim here is to let you in on what my experience was like for the very first large gathering of DPN'ers which occurred at Disneyland during the tail end of Summer 2006. You'll actually be along with me via audio as I meet new friends for the very first time, take crazy rides with crazy people, generally get to know strange Internet people, and have a bunch of fun. This is meant to be your Westfest primer as The DPN's first officially organized park event will be occurring this April. As the founder of The DPN, I'll share my personal thoughts and feelings of what I feel Westfest should be after experiencing many in park meets with A LOT of DPN'ers. Remember, your Westfest experience, if you are planning to attend, will help shape the event. Even if you are not attending, this show will give you the experience as well as I can provide it through the magic of audio and editing. We will also get to compare the first tiny Westfest with what promises to be a much larger and more significant gathering this year since everyone will be coming back from this year's event with much audio to share on their podcasts. Here are some features included in this show: -Burnt / Bitter Toast verbally abuses me -My first time meet with DPN'er JohnDUB -JohnDUB and I meet DPN'er Coco Wireless in the park. -Myself, JohnDUB, and Coco Wireless take a ride on Indiana Jones. -My first time meet with DPN'er MouseketeerGreg. -Mike from Micecast and MouseketeerGreg and show me something dirty. -Toast and I do a live Restroom Refurb Review in Fantasyland. -Mike from Micecast takes me on a hot date on Autopia. -I meet with Paul Barrie and crew. -The Drunken DPN Heimlich Chew Chew Train Ride - 11 DPN'ers fill a pirates boat at park close. Please visit www.myfavoritemouse.com for all you Disney travel needs. Jana with Galaxsea Cruises and Tours is now The Official Travel Agent for The DPN! Thanks to everyone that has made donations to The Meandering Mouse and The Disney Podcast Network thru the show website! Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] Voice Mail: 713-893-3866 Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.disneypodcastnet.com


ep#51-MM and DPN 1 Year Anniversary Special
Mar 03 2007
The Meandering Mouse podcast and The Disney Podcast Network were conceived a year ago this Feb. It has been an interesting, challenging, and rewarding run so far. Most of all, it has been a lot of fun and has given me the opportunity to interact with so many new people in my life. Both projects have brought me great new friends. Something we all could use more of. Furthermore, being part of bringing so many other good people together has given me so many wonderful feelings. In short, that experience alone has been magical. This show is dedicated to all those people that make both The Meandering Mouse and The DPN a success: The listeners and other Disney podcasters out there. I simply asked people to send in audio clips with whatever content they saw fit. Whether it be a ride-thru made in the parks, a congratulatory remark made in honor of the podcast / network, or something completely goofy, it will be showcased here on this special show. I expect this show to be a long one based on the number of audio files sent to me. Kinda interesting....this show was produced while traveling across the entire country, a huge portion of The Pacific Ocean, and on two different islands which are the most isolated on Earth. The music I used / mixed together with all the segments in order to provide a smooth flow to the show was inspired / chosen by me after I toted my Ipod 37 miles up into an active volcanic crater. The 37 miles you travel to get to the summit of Haleakala in Maui is the greatest elevation gain in shortest distance that you can experience on Earth. I meandered up the mountain and 2.5 miles down into the crater by my lonesome on March 1st. I had my Ipod on the entire time and most of the tracks I experienced on that lonely but fascinating journey were used in my 1 yr anniversary show....inspired to say the least. I sat on the edge of a volcanic cone and stared at the clouds rolling in BELOW me for about an hour....just listening to music and pondering my tiny place in this world while all alone in that desolate, alien-like, but beautiful place. It really made me feel insignificant but, sometimes, you've got to blast down the walls of your ego in order to better yourself and discover your true place on this Earth. Here is the lineup of audio clip submissions in the order as they occur: 1 - Brian Sommer as the UPS man 2 - Intro 3 - Show opener by Jonathan Dicther 4 - Mr. Mark 5 - DPN Gang VM from EPCOT - MattfromPA - Sean (Silvrwolf2006) - Artjaro - Jackey - Kira714 and Family - Steve (steafan) - Barb - Steven - Sean (Silvrwolf2006) 6 - WTTM's Paul Barrie 7 - Gary Chambers - Mouse Lounge 8 - VM - DPN'er Ryan D. 9 - VM - DPN'er NickMonte (Pete) 10 - Lou Mongello 11 - Beyond Main Street 12 - Chris - The Big D Vidcast 13 - Brad from Bringing Disneyland Home Vidcast 14 - Let's Talk About Disney / Bare Necessities Crew 15 - Saul's Sister - DPN'er Patrokls 16 - Brian Sommer 17 - pdxmickey (David B.) - Matterhorn Ride-Thru 18 - Jackie O. (former Jackie O. Wants to Know from MouseTunes) 19 - Big Brian - Mousin it up Podcast 20 - DPN'er Ryan Dour 21 - DPN'er Galactic Hero - Jimmy Ford 21.2 - Tony from Above the Firehouse 22 - John Corigliano from Mousetimes 23 - Mouseketeer Greg and the Mice 24 - DPN'er and MM Podcast Guest Burnt Toast 25 - DPN'er Auntie Lo 26 - DPN'er JohnDUB - THE 1 YR Anniversary MASHUP 27 - MM Podcast - Quenton 28 - DPN'er Xeonstar - Adam 29 - DPN'er BlueSomebody - Nick 30 - DPN'er Mecurywaxing 31 - DPN'er Peter 32 - DPN'er Coconut Wireless - Joel 33 - Mike from Micecast 34 - Jesse from The Mousepod 35 - Earl from Trapped on Vacation 36 - Dinkel Acker Dark TOV Beer Review by Me 38 - Greg from Mice 37 - Saul on Micecast 39 - Tony fron Above the Firehouse 40 - Frank Edward Nora from The Overnightscape Podcast I'd like to thank each and every one of you for making the past year such an amazing journey. Thanks to everyone that has made donations to The Meandering Mouse and The Disney Podcast Network thru the show website! Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] Voice Mail: 713-893-3866 Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.disneypodcastnet.com Visit The DPNs official travel agent at http://www.myfavoritemouse.com




ep#47-Meandering Micecast Recorded at Disneyland
Jan 16 2007
The Micecast Disney podcast has consistently been one of my favorite Disney podcasts for a quite some time. If you are familiar with Mike and Greg's show and banter, you are accustomed to their off-the-cuff and tangent filled discussion style. They cover anything Disney and whatever else pops up...sometimes it's insightful, sometimes it's funny, sometimes they talk about nothing remotely close to Disney subject matter, and sometimes it's even off-color and politically incorrect. However, it's always an honest take and a good time. These guys, no doubt, have a passion for the parks. I spoke with Mike from Micecast recently and found out he was heading out of town for a solid week for a family funeral and tend to all the business that comes with such a tough experience. Therefore, I'm presenting this special edition of The Meandering Mouse Podcast in true Micecast style as a tribute to the show and to fill that void which will be left while Mike tends to important family business. This round table discussion took place at Disneyland's Rancho Del Zocalo one crisp Fall evening. Myself, Mike, Greg, and DPN forum member, Burnt Toast, took some time to discuss being part of the Disney cast member family. All three of the guys were Disney cast members at one point in their life. Toast spent around 12 years with the company. I couldn't have thought of a better topic to cover than working as a cast member as I was surrounded with so many friends who have shared the experience. My sympathies go out to Mike and his family this week. This one's for you, my friend. Please stay until the end of the show to play LTAD Jeopardy for your chance to win the T-Shirt which was signed by all the Disney podcasters at Mousefest 2006. Thanks to everyone that has made donations to The Meandering Mouse and The Disney Podcast Network thru the show website! Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] - Voice Mail: 713-893-3866 - Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.disneypodcastnet.com




ep#44-Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor Comedy Club
Dec 12 2006
Here's a Sneak Preview of Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor Comedy Club at WDW's Magic Kingdom. Posted live from Walt Disney World's Coronado Springs. I was able to catch some of the first sneak previews of Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor Comedy Club here at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom today. The imagineers are testing the attraction and working the bugs out. So far, I'd say the attraction is coming along fairly well and is a somewhat welcome addition to The Magic Kingdom. I'm still on the fence as to whether or not it truly fits into Tomorrowland, though. The show uses similar technology seen at Turtle Talk. There are three Monster comedians who take the stage and interact with the audience. The entire show is projected on three different video screens and one screen is used to pick people out of the crowd as they do in Turtle Talk. Cast Members wander the room with a mic to catch guests interacting with the comedians. Each guest interaction and the gags to go with it help fill the laugh canister which resides on the right side of the stage. The theming in the attraction is well done for the most part. The seating area is clever given that it really looks like a comedy club or lounge. They even have small lounge lamps mounted in front of the seats which sometimes flash with the laughs. My only complaint would be the quality of the animation seems to be lacking a bit. Turtle Talk is animated much more fluid and the images on the screen are more vivid. The projections at Laugh Floor appeared washed out a bit. MANY imagineers were on hand for the previews and were standing in the back of the theater throughout the show. They took a small audience survey at the end of the performance to gauge reaction to the new original characters. Thanks to everyone that has made donations to The Meandering Mouse and The Disney Podcast Network thru the show website! Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] - Voice Mail: 713-893-3866 - Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.disneypodcastnet.com










ep#35-Meandering Mimi and No Place Like World Showcase
Sep 24 2006
**Made for HEADPHONES** We start this episode with probably the most endearing / special piece of audio I've ever taken. I interviewed my 96 year old Grandmother while I was in Pittsburgh. Why you ask? It's simple. The Meandering Mimi was responsible for taking my Sister and I to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom for the very first time back in 1983 when I was 8 years old! This recorded discussion is our attempt at digging up all those magical memories which occured way back when. As you'll hear, it wasn't easy! Next up, we continue in the way back machine and explore some of the first EPCOT Center music ever presented to the public as a listener chimes in on the subject of EPCOT's BGM loops. The feature of the show will be an audio adventure around the World Showcase lagoon with my buddy, Patrick, and Earl from Trapped on Vacation. We meander around one evening experiencing The World Showcase exactly as it should be experienced: With no particular agenda other than to explore and take it all in. The audio wraps up with rides on Norway's Maelstrom and Mexico's El Rio Del Tiempo. Check out the DPN website changes going on now. More great things to come. Thanks to everyone that has made donations to The Meandering Mouse and The Disney Podcast Network thru the show website! Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] - Voice Mail: 713-893-3866 - Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.disneypodcastnet.com

ep#34-Meanderings of Odds and Ends
Sep 17 2006
**HEADPHONES Rock** This episode is for all those little orphan audio clips taken at the parks. They have no sensible home for a sensible formatted show. Therefore, we experience many Disney park sound oddities out at Disney World and just have some fun. Highlights include: Meandering Minnie Meanderings, Animal Kingdom / Animal Kingdom Lodge sound oddities, and Magic Kingdom sound oddities Purchase opening music from ITunes: Angelina and Armand's - Disney Freaks - Thanks to an old friend Chet P. for bringing it to my attention. A fellow Disney Freak! Check the DPN forums and register for discounts on Window to the Magic DVDs. Mention the Meandering Mouse and get a free DVD. Welcome the Imagineering My Way and The Mouse Lounge Podcasts to The DPN as official members. The DPN is taking part in Mousefest 2006. Visit Mousefest.org for more information. Here are the thank yous. Thanks to The Meandering Minnie for updating The MM show logo (deviantart.com/somasal) and thanks to Sam Pinizotto for updating The DPN graphics. Visit and listen to Sam's show by going to disneyfanatic.net. Thanks to Chris at thebigdpodcast.com for help with The DPN website redesign. Thanks to Lou Mongello from The Mouse Tunes Podcast at mousetunes.com for his support with Mousefest. Check out the DPN website changes going on now. More great things to come. Thanks to everyone that has made donations to The Meandering Mouse and The Disney Podcast Network thru the show website! Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] - Voice Mail: 713-893-3866 - Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.disneypodcastnet.com

ep#33-Special-PART 2-Live from Disneyland Meanderings
Sep 08 2006
**MUST HAVE HEADPHONES** I finish my live in park podcast taken during my trip last week with this show. Please make sure you have already listened to part 1 as to complete the audio experience. This final part of the special series is twice as long as the first part because I am home with more time on my hands to work on the show. Part 1 was thrown together from my hotel room in Anaheim. There is a little more babbling by me going on here since I find myself back tracking a bit while trying to decide what to do with my morning. Below is the list of attractions I hit while Meandering around the park on this second and final part of my podcast in the park morning. Yes, I know we've done some of these attractions before but this two part show was meant to highlight a complete and somewhat typical morning for me as I left the mics run as much as possible while I had some fun. The best part? Your are along for the journey! Space Mountain Ride Thru (best audio of this one yet due to new field equipment - no more insane distortion), It's a Small World, Push the Trashcan (Best EVAR), Roger Rabbit's Toontown Queue exploration and Ride Thru, Toon Town Meanderings, Big Thunder Mountain, and The Haunted Mansion. The Meandering Mouse welcomes Greg from Imagineering My Way at imagineeringmyway.com into the Disney Podcast Network Family. Visit his new forum under the Micecast section. Thanks to Karl at justsayok.net for donating to the show and DPN. Visit justsayok.net for an interview with DPN member Paul Barrie. Special Window to the Magic DVD discounts available thru the DPN. Check forums and register for discounts. Thanks to everyone that has made donations to The Meandering Mouse and The Disney Podcast Network thru the show website! Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] - Voice Mail: 713-893-3866 - Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.disneypodcastnet.com


ep#31-Disney World Magic Kingdom Morning Meanderings
Aug 27 2006
**HEADPHONES R Ur Friends** The Meandering Mouse returns from another EPCOT retro show and does what its known for best: Meandering throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. Join me for a complete audio journey of a somewhat typical morning at Disney World. We begin at EPCOT's monorail station where we take a ride to the TTC and then hop onto the express Monorail to The Magic Kingdom. While Meandering down Main Street, we notice some charming details. Next, enjoy the transition into Tomorrowland and meet up with an old friend for a wild ride on Space Mountain. Once we make our way into Fantasyland, Peter Pan's Flight is on our must-do list before heading over for a wonderful sounding ride through The Haunted Mansion. Our morning at The Magic Kingdom comes to an end at The Frontierland Train Station. It begins to rain and Lou from Beyond Main Street just happens to be headed into the same station we're waiting at for the train. An odd coincidence for sure! To end our audio adventure, we hop back onto The Monorail for a trip around EPCOT where we finish back at the start of it all. Stick around for some wonderful audio feedback sent in by a listener. Thanks to everyone that has made donations to The Meandering Mouse and The Disney Podcast Network thru the show website! Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] - Voice Mail: 713-893-3866 - Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.disneypodcastnet.com



ep#29-Adventureland and Jungle Jet Ski Cruise Meanderings
Aug 13 2006
**PG-13 WARNING** TO SEE PICS of the Jungle Jet Ski area heard during the audio tour-GOTO The Disney Podcast Network Forums show notes. Something quite different......along with something familiar. The Meandering Mouse emerges from the more serious side as heard on the EPCOT retrospective series and returns with its irreverent commentary, biting sarcasm, and wildly creative take on the Disney podcast. Get your Adventurer's gear and first join us for some Disneyland Adventureland Meanderings. We take the original Jungle Cruise right at closing time and then explore Tarzan's Treehouse. During the featured audio of this episode, The Meandering Mouse and his buddy, Quenton, imagineer their own version of the Jungle Cruise and feature the audio ride-thru for this special show. It took one 3 seat 1100cc 125 H.P. Jet Ski, two adventurous souls, some microphones, a bunch of water bound natives, some REAL wildlife sightings, and a lot of noise out on the open water to build this E-ticket attraction of insanity. **WARNING** The Meandering Jungle Jet Ski Cruise part of the show is not for the kiddies and not for those sound quality snobs. This is extreme outdoor and impromptu soundseeing podcasting at its finest. Recording at a moment's notice sans windscreen while, occasionally, flying across the water at over 50MPH isn't pretty at times but we do slow down and explore the countryside for most of the experience. Fascinating stuff edited and cleaned up just a bit. Bring your sense of humor to this show or make use of that fast forward feature. This Epsiode's Photo Art Courtesy of The Meandering Minnie. Purchase the closing Track on ITunes - Lewis Taylor - Lovelight. Thanks to everyone that has made donations to The Meandering Mouse and The Disney Podcast Network thru the show website! Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] - Voice Mail: 713-893-3866 - Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.disneypodcastnet.com


ep#27-Star Tunnel, Vacation Beginnings, and Kungaloosh Meanderings
Jul 22 2006
This show begins with the Meandering Minnie and I making a Kungaloosh in the studio to celebrate one heck of a busy week being done with. After our tasty adult beverage, we review Lou Mongello's latest Disney World Trivia book as his publisher was nice enough to provide us podcasters with a free copy. Before the Meandering Minnie leaves the studio, we feature some in park audio of a few cast members we talked to, learn a bit about the Reedy Creek District, and the C.H.I.P. hotline. As I take the mic solo for the remainder of the show, I discuss that special feeling you have when you first arrive at the parks and feature some great park audio of my buddy Quenton and I arriving at the Disneyland Resort for the first time. We walk down Main Street and end our audio meandering with Quenton's first ride on Space Mountain. He had a great time to say the least and you'll hear that in the ride-thru. Next up, we experience the queue at Space Mountain in Florida. I meander through the Star Tunnel and then play the music featured in both the entrance and exit of the attraction since it is some of my favorite music heard at WDW's Magic Kingdom. One of the tracks I stumbled upon was tagged, "Space Mountain - Impressions" and I ask YOU from which Space Mountain the track comes from. To round things out we visit the Space Mountain launch pad where a GOOD FRIEND seems to have gotten stuck in the space capsule which is ready to blast off! Somebody get a wrench and FAST! Last, we read a few listener emails as the last Horizons episode caused my inbox to be slammed with some amazing feedback. Thanks to everyone that has made donations to The Meandering Mouse and The Disney Podcast Network thru the show website! Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] - Voice Mail: 713-893-3866 - Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.disneypodcastnet.com






ep#22-JUST Disneyland Meanderings - Special Retrospective
Jun 12 2006
**Rated PG-Headphones Suggested** This special edition of the Meandering Mouse takes on a different and somewhat of a reflective tone as I prepare my mind and spirit for an upcoming Disneyland trip at the end of August. The audio featured on this episode of The Meandering Mouse is 100% from Disneyland...the original that started it all! First, we revisit some of the very first audio clips I took while I first meandered through Disneyland back in October of 2005. The Meandering Mouse wasn't even thought of at this point because I didn't have a podcast. This type of audio is RARE...I don't know of any other Disney podcasters that have audio recorded of themselves experiencing Disneyland for the very first time. It really takes me back to that special feeling I had walking around alone in Walt's original park for the very first time on a chilly evening in October...I even get LOST which is funny to hear now that I know the parks on both coasts like the back of my hand. The other neat thing in regards to these recordings is that you can hear how the quality of my meanderings have improved over time. To be honest, the quality is quite rough on these early recordings...levels are all over the place and there are some spots with some REALLY NASTY wind and vibration. It is quite listenable though...no doubt about that. After the early first steps into Disneyland recordings, I shift gears and play some newer audio from my trip to DL this past Feb. However, the audio is just of me literally meandering through the park with no purpose. It's fun to come along with me as I take in my surroundings and point out certain details I notice along the way. Next, we visit The Sorcerer's Workshop at The Animation Building in Cali Adventure where myself and my Disneyland Cast Member friend (Toast) take Disney personality tests using the enchanted books in the Beauty and the Beast Library. Last, I leave you with a high quality and fun experience over at Monsters Inc. I think this is one of my best recordings of one of the newest attraction at DL. I finally captured one of my favorite gags and details of the attraction while making my way through the queue area. Thanks to everyone that has made donations to The Meandering Mouse and The Disney Podcast Network thru the show website! Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] - Voice Mail: 713-893-3866 - Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.disneypodcastnet.com

ep#21-Philharmagic, Sailing Ship Columbia, Scary Orlando Souvenir Meanderings
Jun 05 2006
**Rated PG-Headphones Suggested** This episode begins with the RETURN OF SAUL and his Disney park adventures. Join Saul as he experiences a trip through Florida's Fantasyland. Of course, Saul's journey through Fantasyland is a tad short on the fantasy and we can safely say that he visited something more like Scaryland. Next, The Meandering Minnie and I enjoy Philharmagic where we experience a bit more fantasy than poor ole' Saul. After leaving Fantasyland, we travel outside of the Disney bubble and hit the streets of Orlando to explore the creepiness of off-property souvenir shops. No comforting or pleasant souvenirs are found. Instead, we discover some of the oddest objects on Earth. Last, The Meandering Mouse returns to DISNEYLAND to explore some sound oddities and take a ride on The Sailing Ship Columbia. In the sound oddity portion of the Disneyland audio, we stumble upon Maynard, the rather famous but odd Disneyland cast member, as he tells us a really weird story on Main Street. We also stop in New Orleans Square and discover that Californians have NO rhythm whatsoever while we listen to a live street act. This episode is packed full of goodies so get ready for some fun!!! Thanks to everyone that has made donations to The Meandering Mouse and The Disney Podcast Network thru the show website! Website at: www.meanderingmouse.com Email: [email protected] - Voice Mail: 713-893-3866 - Discuss at The Disney Podcast Network: www.disneypodcastnet.com




























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