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The History of Disney Animation, Part 1: The Early Years, The Golden Age, The Wartime Era, The Silver Age, and The Bronze Age/Dark Age

8/13/2018 - Seeing the media giant that Disney is today sometimes makes us lose sight of the company's early trials and tribulations. Tune in this week as Mario, Beth, and Brian discuss the many struggles endured to gain success, including staff betrayals, losing the rights to Walt's first creation, and the film that almost killed Disney Animation. News: Sneak peek at new Halloween merchandise coming to the Parks Third quarter Walt Disney Company earnings report shows gains in the Parks and...


Epcot Festivals

08/06/2018: This weeks our hosts discuss the many festivals held year round at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Park NEWS: Disney set to remove all plastic straws and stirrers from Parks by mid-2019 New display at American Adventure Pavilion, 'Creating Tradition', highlights Native American culture Disney is Developing a moving floor to enhance the feeling of moving in virtual reality Be Our Guest Restaurant Big Menu Changes & Signature Status Festivals: Food and Wine Festival Festival began in...


Station 71 A Walt Disney World Podcast One Year Anniversary LIVE Show (Podcast Feed Rebroadcast)

7/30/2018 - This is a rebroadcast of the live show that took place 7/26 on the Station 71 youtube channel! Join us as we take a look back at the last year of podcasting and have some live chat with our listeners! Find us online at: Facebook: /Station71Pod Twitter: @Station71Pod Instagram: @Station71Podcast Email:


Splurge or Save?: What is (and is not) Worth Budgeting Into Your Disney Vacation

7/22/2018 - Shout out to listener Sara for inspiring this week's topic! Mario, Beth, and Brian discuss some of the many upcharges at Walt Disney World and give their take on which ones they think are worth a splurge and where they think you should leave out of your budget. News: Boozy Beignets now available at Walt Disney World "Improved" Lighting in Pandora RUMOR: VR Wreck-It Ralph attraction Kidcot gains Ziploc as new sponsor and activity changes New Disney wedding venue locations...


Armchair Imagineering: A 5th Gate at Walt Disney World

07/09/2018: This week Mario, Brian and Kirsten try to imagine what a possible 5th theme park at Walt Disney World would be like. News Pet-Friendly Policy to End This October Parks Go App has gone live+ New Galaxy's Edge Video at Walt Disney Presents New Concept Art for Mickey's Run Away Railway Released Lightning McQueens Racing Academy to come to Disney's Hollywood Studios Housekeeping/Listener Feedback "Has anyone ever participated in the Dapper Day weekend at WDW? It looks like so much...


On-Property vs. Off-Property: Which Choice is Right for You?

6/30/2018 - This week, Mario, Beth, and Brian are joined by a special guest - Matt from the Love of the Mouse podcast! Tune in as they discuss the pros and cons of staying off-property versus staying on-property at the Walt Disney World Resort and how to make the most of your trip regardless of where you stay! If you'd like to hear more from Matt: Website: LoveoftheMousePodcast.comFacebook: /LOTMpodcast Twitter: @LOTMPodcastInstagram: @LOTMPodcast Search: "Love of the Mouse Podcast" on...


Cake Hotline/Transport a Disney Attraction

6/24/2018: This week our hosts tackle some lister questions. Tune in to find out which attractions Mario, Brain and Kirsten would transport from the other Disney Parks and find out some details about the Walt Disney World Cake Hotline 2019 Disney Dates are now open for booking Bus Arrival Times Available on MDE Last Aerial shots of Toy Story Land Under Construction Minnie Vans add accessible vehicles and now available to anyone Show Notes Cake Hotline Transport a...


Coast to Coast! A Disney World Whiz Takes on Disneyland

0/0/2018 - In this week's episode, Beth recounts her recent trip to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure and discusses the major differences between the east coast and west coast Disney Parks! The Station 71 hosts also play a quick round of superlatives to top off the show. Find us online at:Facebook: /Station71Pod Twitter: @Station71Pod Instagram: @Station71Podcast Email:


Animal Kingdom In Depth Part 2: Africa and Asia

6/10/2018: Join our hosts as they face a Disco Yeti, Go on an african Safari and watch a nighttime spectacular on the rivers of light! This week we finish our in depth tour of Animal Kingdom Skyliner Supports installed in the middle of rooms at Caribbean Beach Resort (Not really, but close enough) Richard from The Grand Floridian Sick with Pneumonia Tambu lounge undergoing 3 month refurbishment Show Notes Africa Animal Highlights (Elephant, Lion, Gorilla Giraffe, Hippo, Colobus Monkey,...


Animal Kingdom In Depth: Part 1

6/03/2018: Join our hosts as they traverse the Oasis, Learn how tough it is to be a bug, Visit a pop up roadside carnival and take flight on a Banshee as they begin their in depth tour of Disney’s Animal Kingdom News: Stitch returns to World of Disney, but no longer "spits" "One Incredible Summer" has begun at WDW Disney patent reveals "Procedural System for Emergent Narrative Construction” Show Notes: Oasis The Oasis Exhibits: Babirusa, Spoonbill, Giant Anteater Rainforest Cafe/Rainforest...


Activities That Don't Require A Park Ticket

5/20/2018: Kirsten is back for this weeks exciting episode as our hosts talk about all the exciting things that you can do on Walt Disney World property without a theme park ticket. News: Iconic Maleficent dragon float catches fire during Festival of Fantasy parade Unique antics ending at Whispering Canyon Cafe UPDATE: Cast members are just asked to turn down the volume Talking Mickey Silenced BIPPITY BOPPITY BOUTIQUE-TYPE EXPERIENCE FOR ADULTS!!! Show Notes: Disney Springs Favorite stores...


Extreme Disney!: Making the Best of Any Situation

5/7/2018: On this week's episode Mario, Beth and Brian discuss how to handle not so ideal weather when touring the Walt Disney World parks. Thank you to listener Victoria for suggesting this weeks show topic News: More Toy Story Land Details revieled on good morning america (ride videos and photos of attractions) Toy Story Land Merchandise Magic Kingdom's 'Disney After Hours' returns for summer 2018 NBA Experience Construction Photos Show Notes: Preparation is your best defense! Always...


Walt Disney World Sponsors

4/29/18 - This week our hosts talk about some of the sponsorship at Walt Disney World News: PHOTOS - The forest at Star Wars Galaxy's Edge now being planted PHOTOS - First look at the Toy Story Land entrance marquee Pandora Utility Suit overview ‘Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live!’ Coming to Epcot June 9-August 19 Show Notes: Walt Disney relied on sponsorships to open Disneyland and some attractions would not have been completed in time for opening day without them. Generally,...


Walt Disney World Confessions

4/22/18 - This week Mario, Beth and Brian talk about some of Disney’s not so great ideas and some things that they feel shameful about in regards to the Disney Parks News: As Toy Story Land Opening Approaches More Details are released (Height requirements, Park hours, fast passes now open) Photos of Skyliner construction at Disney Hollywood Studios and Epcot Surface Disney To release new interactive Park Map Show Notes: Birthday Castle Stitch's Great Escape Castle Journey Into Imagination...


Resort Show

4/8/2018 - This week Mario and Brian take a look at at the resorts on Walt Disney World property. News; New looks for Carousel of Progress and The Purple Wall Digital Key coming soon to Walt Disney World Resort hotels Fast Pass Tiers at DHS Changing Donald’s Dino-Bash! – Opening May 25, 2018 Resorts: Value: Disney's All-Star Movies Resort Disney's All-Star Music Resort Disney's All-Star Sports Resort Disney's Art of Animation Resort Disney's Pop Century Resort The Campsites at Disney's...


Station 90: Your Guide to Universal Orlando

4/01/18 - On the very first episode of the Station 90 Podcast, your hosts Brian, Beth, and Mario guide you through the Universal Orlando Parks: Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Tune in as we give and in depth tour of the land that spans both parks: the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and discuss how you can fit Walt Disney World into your Universal Studios Vacation. Show Notes: CityWalk Cowfish Burger/Sushi Restaurant Blue Man Group Universal Studios E.T. Men in Black Wizarding...


Theming at Walt Disney World/Retheme An Attraction

3/25/18: This week our hosts discuss how Walt Disney World handles the theming of the parks to tell a cohesive story and retheme some disney attractions! News: Citrus Swirl returns amidst outrage! Orange Cream Cup and Orange Cream Float remain as new additions rather than replacements New "politically correct" Redhead scene debuts at WDW; iconic lines removed, i.e. “We wants the redhead!”, “What be I offered for this winsome wench?”, “What are ya’, sellin’ her by the pound?”, “Shift yer...


Countdown to Disney Extinction (Attractions of Disney Past)

3/18/2018: This week our hosts take a stroll down memory lane and revisit attractions of days gone by. Tune in to hear which attractions we wish we got to experience and which attractions we miss from days gone by! News: Thursdays and Saturdays from June 21st - August 11th (8 - 11PM), Typhoon Lagoon will host “H20 Glow Nights”, a Toy Story Themed, after hours, hard-ticket event inspired by Pixar short, “Partysaurus Rex” - $55/adults and $50/children Iconic Adventureland snack, Citrus Swirl...


Disney Myths Debunked!

03/09/2018 - This week our hosts are debunking Myths about the parks! News: New Teasers Released for Mary Poppins Returns and Christopher Robin Skyliner Gondola Construction update around pop century Epcot's Odyssey to become flex-space Construction in Adventure land rumored for club 33 Club 33 Doorbell Installed at Epcot’s American Adventure, Includes MagicBand Access CONFIRMED: The Catwalk Bar at Hollywood Studios Will Return as Club 33, Doorbell Installed BREAKING: Walt Disney World...


How To Get Yourself Ready for A Disney Trip

03/04/2018- This weeks show is a bit of a mixed bag! Our hosts talk about Brian's Wedding, how to get yourself ready for a Disney trip and how you can sprinkle a little bit of Disney in your every day life! News: Find us online at: Facebook: /Station71PodTwitter: @Station71PodInstagram: @Station71Podcast Email: