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More miscellany and updates (Episode #299)

Today's podcast covers a few items that I left off my last podcast - miscellanous items that cover a wide range of topics. From the family of the boy killed by the alligator, to espn-Disney-trump, to dessert parties, and mobile ordered, and a whole lote more!. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:22:42

miscellany and updates (Episode #298)

Today's podcast takes a look at Hurricane Irma, some fun stories from around the world, Yogi Berra and Disney (really!) and a good article about the magic bands.

Duration: 00:29:07

Updates and Changes are Coming! (Episodes #296 and #297)

Change is in the air! At D23, we heard about a number of new attractions, new experiences, changes, and other assorted announcements about the theme parks, movies, digital content and a whole lot more. And now that I've had time to think about it, I talk about it!

Duration: 00:42:25

Canada and Expo 67 (Episode #295)

What did Dave do on his Summer Vacation? He went to Canada! But here's the thing - I was amazed at how much I related Disney to things that I saw, and how various exhibits are influenced by Disney in some way...I also took some time to learn more about Expo67, and I share that with you.

Duration: 00:29:07

Carousel of Progress history part 3 - current show (Episodes #293 and #294)

In the third part of the series, I talk about how the attraction changed in the 80s, when they lost the GE sponsorship, and 90s, when they made it more like the original attraction, except for the last scene which became a look at the turn of the 21st century. But they did restore the original theme song.

Duration: 00:51:55

Carousel of Progress history part 2 - Disney World (Episodes #291 and #292)

On this podcast, I talk about the carousel of progress and it's move to Florida as a part of the expansion of tomorrowland at the magic kingdom. And a new song is introduced: it's the best time of your life, which evokes the idea of carpe diem.

Duration: 01:01:50

Carousel of Progress history part 1 - Progressland and Disneyland (Episodes #289 and #290)

On this episode, I start a retrospective of the carousel of progress. I first take a look at the general concept, then talk about its design, music, and it's installation at the worlds fair as Progressland. Afterward, I talk about the move to Disneyland.

Duration: 00:53:52

A Disney World Trip Report (Episode #288)

I took a trip up to the world recently, so naturally I have to tell some stories about my trip. In particular, I tell you about my adventure on the Behind the Steam Trains tour.

Duration: 00:27:23

Disney News (Episode #287)

I take a look at some news from around Disney World. Attraction changes - including Ellen's Energy Adventure, The Jungle Cruise, and of course the Hall of Presidents. Also transportation changes, and a couple of pieces of odd news.

Duration: 00:21:58

If You Had Wings (Episode #285)

If You Had Wings was a hybrid of dark ride, creative effort, and advertisement. I took a look back at how it came to be, what it was, and give you the ride audio. I also discuss the Omnimover ride technology. Remember, you do have wings...

Duration: 00:30:44

Epcot's Norway Pavilion(Episodes #283 and #284)

Today's podcast is a tribute to the Norway pavilion. I take a thorough look at the design, layout, and theming. Then, I spend some time talking about shopping and dining. This was the last new pavilion added to World Showcase, way back in 1988!

Duration: 00:49:57

Urban Legends with Kristi (Episodes #281 and #282)

I welcome back to the show Kristi Petersen Schoonover. She's here to share a few not-so-well-known urban legends that include some ghost story-type elements. Put on your headphones and have a listen!

Duration: 01:06:56

A little news and a movie review (Episode #280)

Today's podcast is a mashup of a little news, a few questions, and a movie review. The movie is Beauty and the Beast, and I also talk about Pandora, Memory Maker, and how I got my tag line. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:31:46

Epcot's Morocco Pavilion (Episode #279)

Today's podcast is a tribute to the Morocco pavilion. I take a thorough look at the design, layout, and theming. Then, I spend some time talking about shopping and dining. It was the first pavilion to come to world showcase after opening day. This pavilion also has the distinction of being personally overseen by the King of Morocco.

Duration: 00:33:42

A little news and some questions (Episode #278)

Today's podcast is a look at a few news items - the loss of a parade in the magic kingdom, a new gondola possibly coming - and I cover the basics of the magic bands.

Duration: 00:24:11

Other planned pavilions for Epcot's World Showcase (Episode #277)

World showcase had grand plans and ambitions. There were 21 sites plotted for World Showcase when the original idea was pitched. But, we only got 9 on opening day. Many other countries were oh-so-close to being built, but alas it didn't happen. This is the story about some of the proposed countries.

Duration: 00:28:02

EPCOT's Italy Pavilion (Episode #276)

Today's podcast is a tribute to the Italy pavilion. I take a thorough look at the design, layout, and theming. Then, I spend some time talking about shopping and dining. Its the 9th (and final) Epcot opening-day pavilion I discuss. Come and take a visit to Venice with me.

Duration: 00:20:34

Disney Tale of the Tape (Episode #275)

Today's podcast is all about a rather fun book called Disney Tale of the Tape, by Dan Sisneros. Essentially the book "pits" two thins head-to-head and has judges compare them on various aspects. And yours truly was a judge in some of the bouts. Come and take a listen as Dan talks about the book and what it's all about.

Duration: 00:24:23

Changes coming to EPCOT (Episodes #272, #273, and #274)

Joining me on today's podcast is Scott Shindeldecker, owner of epcotmanifesto.com. We talk all about Epcot, from its history, to what we loved (and still love) about it, to what's in store for its future ... at least as far as we know.

Duration: 01:18:05

MouseMingle (Episode #271)

On today's show I welcome a fellow Dave - the founder of MouseMingle.com to talk about the site, the service...and of course we talk a lot about fun things to do at the parks!

Duration: 00:29:31

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