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The web's longest-running Disney podcast, from the creator of 'The Thinking Fan's Guide to Disney' book series. Fun and thoughtful discussion about theme parks (Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong & Paris), movies, music, Broadway, corporate Mouse House, and beyond. Get ready for countdowns, trip reports, in-park audio, music montages, Disney history lessons, celebrity interviews, in-depth analysis, and much more. Host Aaron Wallace is a bestselling author, entertainment writer, and attorney with an interest in pop culture, 1980s/1990s nostalgia, and everything Disney.

The web's longest-running Disney podcast, from the creator of 'The Thinking Fan's Guide to Disney' book series. Fun and thoughtful discussion about theme parks (Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong & Paris), movies, music, Broadway, corporate Mouse House, and beyond. Get ready for countdowns, trip reports, in-park audio, music montages, Disney history lessons, celebrity interviews, in-depth analysis, and much more. Host Aaron Wallace is a bestselling author, entertainment writer, and attorney with an interest in pop culture, 1980s/1990s nostalgia, and everything Disney.
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The web's longest-running Disney podcast, from the creator of 'The Thinking Fan's Guide to Disney' book series. Fun and thoughtful discussion about theme parks (Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong & Paris), movies, music, Broadway, corporate Mouse House, and beyond. Get ready for countdowns, trip reports, in-park audio, music montages, Disney history lessons, celebrity interviews, in-depth analysis, and much more. Host Aaron Wallace is a bestselling author, entertainment writer, and attorney with an interest in pop culture, 1980s/1990s nostalgia, and everything Disney.

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English


Episodes

#82: The Great Movie Ride That Never Was and Always Will Be

8/13/2017
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The Great Movie Ride is closing for good, and to pay tribute, Aaron recreates the entire attraction experience in audio form, using dialogue and score from the movies themselves and a "best of" script combining elements of all the ride versions since 1989. Come along for this magical journey into the movies... Total runtime - 33 minutes Download in iTunes | Direct Download Thanks for listening! Spread the word! Stay up to date with the show's brand-new newsletter. Sign up at...

Duration:00:33:05

#81: Beauty and the Geeks (Even Deeper Look at Live-Action Beauty and the Beast)

8/2/2017
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Picking up where they left off in Episode 79: Beastly Kingdoms, special guest Albert Gutierrez joins Aaron for an even deeper look at the new, live-action Beauty and the Beast (2017). Discussion includes meaningful quotes, key differences from the animated film, a look at the new songs, a comparison to the animated songs, the movie’s biggest weaknesses, and more… Also includes a tribute to Marty Skylar and June Foray. PLUS: The winner of the ZADDP Beauty and the Beast giveaway is...

Duration:01:15:00

#80: Redheads Tell New Tales (Pirates of the Caribbean Changes)

7/3/2017
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Pirates of the Caribbean is changing, and it's quite the controversy. As the famous Wench Bride Auction is set to be replaced, Aaron looks at whether the original scene is actually offensive, whether it's appropriate for Disney to change it, and what the Imagineers' duties must be when tinkering with the sacred... PLUS: A special announcement regarding the D23 Expo 2017 and The Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney World! Total runtime - 42 minutes Download in iTunes | Direct...

Duration:00:41:55

#79: Beastly Kingdoms (Pandora Review + Live-Action Beauty and the Beast)

6/13/2017
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Six years after releasing a rant against the whole idea of an "Avatar Land," your host reviews Pandora — The World of Avatar now that it's open at long last. AND Aaron is joined by special guest Albert Gutierrez (of The Three CommentEARS) to take a closer look at Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast. Listeners also have a chance to win the movie on Blu-ray or its soundtrack on CD. Total runtime - 52 minutes Download in iTunes | Direct Download Thanks for listening! Spread...

Duration:00:52:46

#78: Shanghai Disneyland Top 10 & Park Review

5/31/2017
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The best and worst of Shanghai Disneyland, from bad guest behavior (public poo!) to E-ticket rides that blow the U.S. out of the water. Aaron looks back on his trip with a review of all 6 lands + a Top 10 Attractions Countdown... (NOTE: If you downloaded during the first three hours of availability, there was a small audio glitch at 1:23:00, affecting the #1 spot reveal. The issue has since been fixed. Apologies for the inconvenience!) Stay up to date with the show's brand-new newsletter....

Duration:01:38:04

Announcement: Epcot Book + New Episodes

5/30/2017
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The Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney World: Epcot is now available! Learn all about this exciting new Disney book. PLUS: New episodes of #ZADDP are on the way! • Buy the book on Amazon • Order signed (and discounted) bundles of Aaron's three books Total runtime - 10 minutes Download in iTunes | Direct Download Thanks for listening! AS HEARD IN THE SHOW • Aaron's new book, Hocus Pocus in Focus: The Thinking Fan's Guide to Disney's Halloween Classic, is now available as an...

Duration:00:10:34

#77: Ranking Christmas at Walt Disney World and Disneyland

12/25/2016
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The holidays are here, and no place celebrates like the Disney Parks. Join Aaron for a countdown of the Top Ten Christmas Offerings at Walt Disney World. Then, special guest Jeff DePaoli chimes in with a rundown of the best holiday entertainment and attraction overlays at Disneyland. (Audio corrected/re-uploaded 2017.) Total runtime - 2 hours, 41 minutes Download in iTunes | Direct Download Thanks for listening! Be sure to leave a quick review on iTunes! AS HEARD IN THE SHOW •...

Duration:02:41:17

#76: Eat to the Beat at Epcot with Delta Rae

10/27/2016
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How does Epcot’s Eat to the Beat concert series work? Special guest Mike McKee, drummer for the incredible band Delta Rae, explains the whole thing… and geeks out about all things Disney Parks too. Join as Mike and Aaron talk about: Plus: Celebrate Halloween with an encore presentation of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod‘s Disney Villains musical montage! Be sure to visit Epcot on November 4, 5, or 6 and see Delta Rae rock the American Adventure! Order your copy of Aaron’s two brand-new books, HOCUS...

Duration:01:20:35

#75: Let's Talk About DCA 2.0

10/18/2016
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Having been highly critical of Disney California Adventure in its first iteration, Aaron now takes a step back to reassess after a few years of Buena Vista Street, Carsland, and more. Along the way, he shares highlights from his three trips to the park during Disneyland Resort’s Diamond Celebration. Follow along for a first-timer’s look at: • Radiator Springs Racers • Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree • Carthay Circle Restaurant • Five and Dime • The Red Car Trolley News Boys Show • Fiddler,...

Duration:01:17:17

#74: Let's Talk About Disneyland

9/29/2016
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On the heels of Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration, Aaron looks back at his three trips there to celebrate it. Follow along for a first-timer’s look at: PLUS: Aaron announces his two brand-new books, HOCUS POCUS in Focus: The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Disney’s Halloween Classic and The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Epcot. Total runtime - 1 hour, 32 minutes Download in iTunes | Direct Download Thanks for listening! Be sure to leave a quick review on...

Duration:01:32:25

#73: In Defense of George Lucas (A Disney Legend)

8/10/2015
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George Lucas is about to become an official Disney Legend, and some fans aren't happy about it. Aaron comes to his defense... This year's Disney Legends will be inducted at the #D23Expo2015, where you can also get exclusive early access to the brand-new 2nd Edition of Aaron's book, The Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom. More information here. Total runtime - 50 minutes Download in iTunes | Direct Download Link Thanks for listening! Be sure to leave a quick...

Duration:00:49:57

#72: The Walt Disney Pilgrimage

8/4/2015
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Take a walk in Walt's footsteps through Griffith Park in Los Angeles — PLUS a special announcement for The D23 Expo 2015! Total runtime - 1 hour, 2 minutes Download in iTunes | Direct Download Link Thanks for listening! Be sure to leave a quick review on iTunes! As heard in the show • The BRAND-NEW 2nd Edition of Aaron's book, The Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom, is now available for preorder at Amazon! Releases to bookstores on Labor Day 2015! • The...

Duration:01:02:05

#71: What's It Like to Live in Disney World?

4/14/2014
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What's it like to live in Walt Disney World? How does moving to Orlando change your theme park perspective as a diehard Disney fan? Is the tradeoff worth it? Fresh off of his two-year "Orlandoversary," Aaron looks at 15 ways that Florida residence has changed his WDW experience. • As heard in the show: Aaron's book, The Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom, is now available on paperback and as an eBook! • Aaron's Frozen movie review • Aaron's Saving Mr. Banks movie...

Duration:00:49:13

#70: Ep(i)c(fail)ot

6/10/2013
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Kyle Burbank (of The Disneyland Gazette) return for Part 2 of his Walt Disney World New Year’s Eve trip report with Aaron. Discussion includes: • As heard in the show: Aaron’s book, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom, is now available on paperback and as an eBook! Total runtime – 1 hour, 21 minutes Thanks for listening! Be sure to leave a quick review on iTunes! Find more about the show at the official website: http://www.aaronwallaceonline.com Be sure to...

Duration:01:21:16

#69: TWO Trip Reports (Kind Of)

6/4/2013
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Aaron welcomes special guest Kyle Burbank (of The Disneyland Gazette), discussing recent Disney Parks news and a TWO recent trip reports, including: • As heard in the show: Aaron’s book, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom, is now available on paperback and as an eBook! Total runtime – 1 hour, 4 minutes Thanks for listening! Be sure to leave a quick review on iTunes! Find more about the show at the official website: http://www.aaronwallaceonline.com Be sure...

Duration:01:04:37

#68: Is Universal's Harry Potter Leaving Disney in the Dust?

5/11/2013
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Universal Orlando just announced a major expansion to its Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley! Find out why Disney fans lashed out at Walt Disney World AND at Aaron this week after the news broke. Is Universal wiping the floor with Disney thanks to Harry Potter? PLUS: What are the best ways to celebrate Mother's Day the Disney Way? AND: Aaron's brief report from Merida's official coronation ceremony in Magic Kingdom! • As heard in the show: Aaron's book, The Thinking Fan's...

Duration:00:46:13

#67: Disney Music Hall of Fame - Ceremony #1 (Part 2)

5/3/2013
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Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod continues its brand-new Disney Music Hall of Fame with this, Part 2 of the Inaugural Induction Ceremony! This time around, FOUR new songs are inducted: one from the 1970s, one from the 1980s, one from the 1990s, and one from 2000-Present. (Songs from the 60s, 50s, and pre-50s were inducted in Part 1). Each new inductee is treated to a detailed history and an in-depth, revelatory analysis. PLUS: Get new updates on Aaron’s book, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney...

Duration:00:47:07

#66: Disney Music Hall of Fame - Ceremony #1 (Part 1)

2/24/2013
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Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod kicks off its brand-new Disney Music Hall of Fame in this, Part 1 of its Inaugural Induction Ceremony! After a quick review of the Top 100 Disney Songs Countdown, three NEW songs are inducted in Part 1: one from pre-1950, one from the 1950s, and one from 1960. (Songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000-Present will join them in Part 2). Each new inductee is treated to a detailed history and an in-depth, revelatory analysis. PLUS: Get the scoop on Aaron’s upcoming book,...

Duration:00:54:49

#65: Harry Potter and the Unfortunate Car-eoke (WDW Trip Report, Part 3)

4/23/2012
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The third and final installment in Aaron's epic trip report from his month-long vacation celebration in August 2010. ***Headphones recommended for binaural recordings!*** Featuring: • Saratoga Springs resort: a chance encounter and a lunch review • The scariest ride in Walt Disney World (not what you think!) • Universal Studios Orlando: an overview, history, trip report, and review • First time entering The Wizarding World of Harry Potter • Aerosmith, Maroon 5, Kris Allen, and Mary...

Duration:01:41:01

#64: Carousel of Problems (WDW Trip Report, Part 2)

1/18/2012
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Part Two of a three-part trip report from Aaron's month-long vacation celebration in August 2010. ***Headphones HIGHLY recommended for in-park audio!*** Featuring: • An immersive Pirates of the Caribbean experience • The WORST Carousel of Progress ever! • The BEST Jungle Cruise ever! • Summer Nightastic entertainment • Not buying a car at Test Track • The winner of the ZADDP Muppets Giveaway • Much more! Total runtime - 1 hour, 18 minutes Thanks for listening! Be sure to leave a...

Duration:01:18:16