Today, I take a look around to see what's cooking - literally. I'm on a quest to find vegetarian dining at all 4 theme parks, and in some resorts. Here's to hoping you take some time on your next trip to check out some of these terrific options!
Today’s podcast is a tribute to the Golden Horseshoe which begat the Diamond Horseshoe at WDW which begat the Tokyo Disneyland version of the Golden Horseshoe. I talk about it’s history, what Walt created, and Disney Legends Betty Taylor (aka Slu Foot Sue) and Wally Boag (aka Pecos Bill)
I visited Walt Disney World in late October as part of my annual tradition of enjoying the Food and Wine Festival. This time, I went at it alone, but made new friends as I went to various booths. And since I was there, I visited all the parks to check out construction activities, see what was new, and to of course ride a few favorite attractions.
In 1993, Nestle took over as the title sponsor for The Land. One of the changes they made was to close The Kitchen Kabaret, ending the run of veggie, veggie, fruit, fruit. In March of 1994, Food Rocks was opened in its place. While it was similar in nature - food singing about good nutrition - it was quite a different show.
After a renovation, Symbiosis was unfortunately closed. Opened in its place was The Circle of Life: an Environmental Fable. This show stretched the nature of The Land to now talk about conservation through the lens of our friends from the Lion King.
Within the Land pavilion was a remarkable move called Symbiosis that celebrated man's creative partnership with the land. It included marvels of past and present technologies and accomplishments. I talk about this film, and what it was all about.
The Land is another of Epcot’s opening day pavilions in future world. The objective was to look at the earth, agriculture, and ecology. I’m the original design, the large atrium would have been an arboretum. It featured a large mosaic, a pretty amazing film, a boat ride, and a show about food.
On today’s podcast, I tell the tale of Disney’s acquisition of the land in Florida, and how the company managed to get autonomy. It’s a tale that I haven’t heard others talk about much and I wanted share some of the details.
A little news for you - from Disneys environmental consciousness, to new ideas for creating immersive technology, to the nearly final acquisition of 20th century fox, I’ve got you covered. Plus, I take a look at the Solo Star Wars movie.
I received so many good questions that I to decided do another podcast that answers them. This time it’s Fast pass+, Pick a Pearl, toy story land, sorcerers of the magic kingdom or agent p? Hope you find it interesting!
Today's podcast is a look back at the original ride in the Land Pavilion: Listen to the Land. Come along and listen to a live guide recording from sometime in the early 1980s. Its fun. And the song is great!
After taking my daughter to the Animal Kingdom - and talking about it - I started thinking about all the trips I took to Disney World as a school group. I reflect on that, tell you some stories, and reminisce about the experience. Lost and Found at Disney World episode 1 is now available! … visit feeds.feedburner.com/lostwdw to be directed to the youtube page.
My daughter had an opportunity to go on a school field trip to the Animal Kingdom, and I went along to chaperone. It was fun, but very different. I talk about my day. Also I announce my new video series Lost and Found at Disney World … visit feeds.feedburner.com/lostwdw to be directed to the youtube page.
Today, its a dose of Disney news. I've got goings on in the WDW parks, and talk about transportation around WDW. I've also got some things outside of the Orlando the park - namely some new technology Disney has come up with, and an update on 21st Century Fox.
The Universe of Energy closed in 1996, and re-opened as Ellens Energy Adventure later that year. I take a look back at how that all worked, and share the ride audio. Also, I talk about what's next for this storied attraction
The Universe of Energy was an original Epcot opening day pavilion that (as you might expect) devoted itself to energy, starting with an overview, talking about fossil fuels, and then moved on to renewable resources. It was one of Disney’s longest (time wise) rides, lasting around 45 minutes. I talk you through the history and we go on a ride through the attraction.