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Intelligent discussion on theme parks and Disney from a fan's perspective

Intelligent discussion on theme parks and Disney from a fan's perspective
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Intelligent discussion on theme parks and Disney from a fan's perspective

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@tomorrowsoc

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English


Episodes

TTSP #34: Coco Review (Disney-Pixar)

12/11/2017
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It’s an interesting time for Disney-Pixar; sequels are the norm in this run of movies. Finding Dory and Cars 3 hit screens during the past few years, and The Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4 are on the way. The lone exception is Coco, which arrived in theaters on Thanksgiving week.… Read more >> The post TTSP #34: Coco Review (Disney-Pixar) appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration: 00:28:28


TTSP #33: Composer Bruce Broughton

12/4/2017
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Composer Bruce Broughton has written the music for many Disney attractions, especially at Epcot. His theme park work includes Ellen’s Energy Adventure; the current version of Spaceship Earth; Honey, I Shrunk the Audience!; Cinemagique; and The Timekeeper. He also re-tooled Jerry Goldsmith’s iconic score for Soarin’ Over California during the recent change to Soarin’ Around the World.… Read more >> The post TTSP #33: Composer Bruce Broughton appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration: 00:55:56


TTSP #32: Planning a Weekend Trip to Disney World

11/19/2017
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It’s easy to plan a week-long trip to Walt Disney World. You line up 4-5 days at the parks, spend time at your resort, and maybe check out other spots in Orlando. This process gets a little trickier when the timeframe is shorter, however.… Read more >> The post TTSP #32: Planning a Weekend Trip to Disney World appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration: 00:40:47


TTSP #31: Mike Rahlmann, Be Our Guest Podcast

10/30/2017
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It’s rare to connect with other Disney podcasters far outside the tourist havens; many consistent shows work because the hosts have easy access to theme parks in Orlando or Anaheim. This gives them the opportunity to quickly visit the resorts and check out the latest offerings.… Read more >> The post TTSP #31: Mike Rahlmann, Be Our Guest Podcast appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration: 00:47:18


TTSP #30: AJ Wolfe, The Disney Food Blog

10/17/2017
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Some of the biggest recent changes to Walt Disney World have come in the dining realm. Restaurants have become nearly as important to guests as attractions, even more for some. Securing ADRs has become so important for many visitors, particularly at hard-to-find spots.… Read more >> The post TTSP #30: AJ Wolfe, The Disney Food Blog appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration: 00:44:49


TTSP #29: Christian Moran on Walt Disney’s True-Life Adventures

10/8/2017
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Walt Disney is known primarily for Disneyland, Mickey Mouse, and his animated features, but his story includes so much more. There’s a reason it is so challenging for biographers and filmmakers to chronicle his life. Looking beyond the low-hanging fruit, there’s more from Walt’s life for historians to tackle.… Read more >> The post TTSP #29: Christian Moran on Walt Disney’s True-Life Adventures appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration: 00:41:54


TTSP #28: Top 10 Theme Park Bucket List

9/13/2017
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It’s an exciting time for theme park fans; rides and shows keep opening across the world. It’s impossible to keep up with all the announcements and rumors. At the D23 Expo, Disney reeled off a huge stream of news about experiences coming in the next five years.… Read more >> The post TTSP #28: Top 10 Theme Park Bucket List appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration: 00:42:12


TTSP #27: Ken Kebow on Rolly Crump and The Whimsical Imagineer

8/14/2017
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Few Imagineers are present in the Disney fan community more than Rolly Crump. His work on legendary attractions like It’s a Small World, The Haunted Mansion, and the Enchanted Tiki Room is part of the draw, but it’s more than that.… Read more >> The post TTSP #27: Ken Kebow on Rolly Crump and The Whimsical Imagineer appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration: 00:48:22


TTSP #26: Jeff Barnes on Disneyland and The Wisdom of Walt

8/7/2017
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It’s easy to look at Walt Disney’s life as one success after another, but it’s hardly that simple. He failed repeatedly and faced serious doubts from his associates and family about every big move. Even a legendary place like Disneyland received a lot of cynicism when it opened.… Read more >> The post TTSP #26: Jeff Barnes on Disneyland and The Wisdom of Walt appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration: 00:52:17


TTSP #25: D23 Expo News with Nate Parrish of WEDWay Radio

7/26/2017
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There was so much anticipation among Disney fans heading into the Parks & Resorts presentation at last week’s D23 Expo. How could the announcements possibly live up to all the hype? Amazingly, the news from Bob Chapek and others included some big surprises.… Read more >> The post TTSP #25: D23 Expo News with Nate Parrish of WEDWay Radio appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration: 01:02:23


TTSP #24: Top 5 Extinct Attractions at Disney World

7/11/2017
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It’s easy for Disney fans to be protective of the parks, especially our favorite attractions. We’re nervous that management is just looking for an opportunity to change them, and not necessarily for the better. Few of us agree on what’s actually worthy of preservation, however.… Read more >> The post TTSP #24: Top 5 Extinct Attractions at Disney World appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration: 00:36:28


TTSP #23: Aaron Wallace, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Epcot

6/16/2017
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It’s a strange time in Epcot’s history. Rumors are swirling about major changes in the next five years, but nothing is certain. Guardians of the Galaxy is the most common one, but we’ve also heard about Tron, Ratatouille, and other possibilities.… Read more >> The post TTSP #23: Aaron Wallace, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Epcot appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration: 00:49:37


TTSP #22 – Spring Break Disney World Trip Report: Highlights and Planning Miscues

5/1/2017
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Erin Heaton There’s so much discussion about how to make the most of your Walt Disney World vacation. The amount of planning that’s needed months before the trip is higher than ever. While preparing for our recent vacation in March, I was nervous about handling the Spring Break crowds.… Read more >> The post TTSP #22 – Spring Break Disney World Trip Report: Highlights and Planning Miscues appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration: 00:46:26


TTSP #21: The Sounds of a Walt Disney World Trip

4/3/2017
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Erin Heaton I cannot overstate how important the sounds of the Disney theme parks are to their success. It’s impossible to separate the soundtracks from iconic rides like Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, and so many more.… Read more >> The post TTSP #21: The Sounds of a Walt Disney World Trip appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration: 00:25:10


TTSP #20: Seven Disney World Questions with Len Testa

2/21/2017
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It’s been quite a busy time for Walt Disney World news, particularly during the past few weeks. Rivers of Light opened on February 17th at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Pandora: The World of Avatar will arrive there on May 27th.… Read more >> The post TTSP #20: Seven Disney World Questions with Len Testa appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration: 01:04:32


TTSP #19: Tim Grassey on Fixing Epcot

1/29/2017
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Erin Heaton EPCOT Center opened in October 1982 as an ambitious change of pace from The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. There were no familiar Disney characters (at first), and the tone focused on presenting a broader world to guests.… Read more >> The post TTSP #19: Tim Grassey on Fixing Epcot appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration: 00:52:41


TTSP #18: The Pros and Cons of FastPass Plus

1/22/2017
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Tom Bricker FastPass Plus remains a common topic in the online Disney fan community despite being in place for quite a while. It plays a major role in how guests tour the parks, especially those who want to maximize their visits.… Read more >> The post TTSP #18: The Pros and Cons of FastPass Plus appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration: 00:41:13


TTSP #17: Sam Gennawey on JayBangs and the Disney/Universal Rivalry

12/18/2016
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There’s been so much written about Disney history in books, magazines, and countless online sites. The Universal theme parks are quite different. They’ve had frequent ownership changes in recent years and haven’t sold the legacy in their marketing. Author Sam Gennawey’s recent books are helping to fill in the gaps of our knowledge.… Read more >> The post TTSP #17: Sam Gennawey on JayBangs and the Disney/Universal Rivalry appeared first on Tomorrow Society.

Duration: 00:42:42


TTSP #16 – Chad Emerson on Disney World and a New Era for Theme Parks

9/11/2016
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It's been a challenging year for Disney. Attendance is slipping, fan grumbling has increased, and attractions haven't opened smoothly. They're still delivering a great experience, but it's a new world. Universal continues to grab market share thanks to Harry Potter and rapid expansion. There are so many interesting things happening with theme parks. For the latest episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast, Chad Emerson returns to discuss the current landscape and its future. He's the author...

Duration: 01:03:38


TTSP #15: Top 5 Attractions at Six Flags St. Louis

7/29/2016
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It’s easy as a theme park fan to stay focused on the giants in Orlando and southern California. The Disney and Universal parks in those areas dominate the news from professional sites, blogs, and podcasts. I typically concentrate on those same resorts, but it’s enjoyable to take some detours to the regional parks. I live in St. Louis, so it makes sense to spend time in my local park. Six Flags St. Louis has been a mainstay in the area since it opened in 1971. It sits just a short drive...

Duration: 00:35:04

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