Friday, April 30, 2010

Disney Podcast Updates, March 16-31, 2010

Man, these podcasters did a lot of talking over these 15 days…there are over 80 shows here!! Sleeping Beauty is awoken several times; fools are made in a few shows (with more in the next round of updates); some more adult content is included; several videos (not adult-content) are featured; and a LOT of informative segments are included here. Once again, real life is getting in the way, and it took longer to get this posted than I had hoped. Summer is coming soon, and I hope to have a few days to get caught back up and back to weekly updates.

If you are interested in listening to any of these episodes, I have links to subscribe for most of these shows in my post HERE. Also, if you're willing, you can help these shows out by posting a review over on iTunes. The more they get, the higher up they appear on searches. If you do start listening to a podcast as a result of what you've seen on here, please let the podcasters know!

As always, please note that this again is not a comprehensive list of the Disney Podcasts that are out there. Mike Hamilton has created, which he periodically updates with new podcasts and removes dead casts. He also has the automated RSS (historical) feeds of the podcasts. This is more of a cross-section of what is currently being talked about…perhaps something may sound interesting, and you'll subscribe to listen to that topic. Also, Shawn Rees does excellent reviews of some shows that I don't cover over at The Disney Blog, and, in an effort to improve efficiency, in the future, I might start referring people to his site for a couple of shows that both of us traditionally update/review (the show still gets coverage by at least one of us, but it reduces the number of shows I have to listen to, take notes, and type up).

Any and all comments are welcomed! Also, if you know of another podcast that fits here, let me know.



    • 03/23/10 – Vidcast 15, Those with a weak stomach, or those prone to vertigo may want to make sure you're sitting down with a fan on when you watch this. We get to witness a first-timer on the Tea Cups at Disneyland. (bllleeuuuucccccchhhhhhhh). Time: 4:49
    • 03/25/10 – Vidcast 12 (yes, the numbering is correct). This is a reposting from last summer. If you missed it the first time, you can see who's behind the voices of several of the shows in this list. Time: 10:39

    • 03/19/10 – Episode 153, This week we're talking with Chad Emerson who is the author of a new book entitled "Project Future: The inside story behind the creation of Disney World" about some of the challenges that Disney was faced with in acquiring the land for and building Walt Disney World. We'll talk about the creation of the Reedy Creek Improvement District as well as other behind the scenes events that took place that just may surprise you. (Mush: REALLY informative show…provides a lot of information on the Florida Project and how and why Reedy Creek was created). Time: 1:12:16
    • 03/26/10 – Episode 154, This week we're joined by Producer Don Hahn (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Hunchback of Notre Dame) and Peter Schneider (former President of Feature Animation for Walt Disney Studios) to talk about their new film "Waking Sleeping Beauty". The film talks about the ups and downs and that led to the animation renaissance at Walt Disney's Animation Studios from 1984-1994. The film features archival footage and interviews with Disney animators and legends like John Lasseter, Roy E. Disney, Tim Burton, and Michael Eisner. Don and Peter not only had an interest in getting this story out to the fans but they also experienced these times at the studio first hand. Time: 1:25:54

    • 03/18/10 – Episode 212, Today, Pam and Mike talk about the Disney Cruise Line with Marci from Disney Sales.  She tells us why the Disney Cruise Line is a step above the other cruise lines.  We discuss the Disney Wonder and Magic, as well as the new Disney Dream that will be coming to the US in January, 2011.  We also talk about Castaway Cay, the things we love about the Disney Cruise Line, and places you can visit aboard the ships of DCL! Time: 38:03
    • 03/21/10 – Episode 213, We are lucky to have Heather joining us from New Jersey today to share her surprise trip that she planned for her younger sisters.  This trip took place during the Food 8 Wine Festival in September, 2009.  We discuss her thoughts on Free Dining, her sisters' first trip, as well as shares an awesome way to break the news that "we are going to Walt Disney World!" (Mush: cool way to spring the news…buried treasure!) Time: 29:10
    • 03/24/10 – Live Show Rebroadcast from March 21, 2010. Time: 2:08:26
    • 03/25/10 – Episode 214, Happy Friday everyone!  Today we take some time to answer listener emails!  Thanks to everyone who took the time to write our podcast!  We discuss how to surprise your significant other without them finding out, the best times to visit the Flower and Garden Festival, and share funny and inspiring emails! Time: 55:11
    • 03/28/20 – Episode 215, We are lucky to have Sarah from New Jersey join Rikki and I today to talk about her recent honeymoon at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge!  We discuss many different experiences at Walt Disney World today from staying Concierge to Disney's Honeymoon Registry to the Fort Wilderness Segway Tour!  We talk about being on the Deluxe Dining Plan and even eating at Victoria 8 Albert's as well! (Mush: bummer about the bed size, though, at AKL…still, it sounded like an awesome time!). Time: 45:39 

    • 03/18/10 – Episode 7, On this week's episode of the Betamouse Podcast the team discusses location services apps and how one might use them in the Disney Parks. (Mush: for those luddites and non-geeks unsure of what "location services apps" are, think FourSquare and Gowalla). Time: 40:32
    • 03/25/10 – Episode 8, On this week's episode of Betamouse the crew discusses the way new tech has enabled Disney Meet Ups to happen with ease. Time: 45:19

    • 03/20/10 – IYEE 57, Lou belches his way through the show (well, no, but we do get to hear one or two early on) on unprofessionalism in podcasting. Lou gives us a little "stream of consciousness" audio as he walks around World Showcase. I've got one big question, though, Lou: when those scantily-clad co-eds were walking nearby in World Showcase, why didn't you turn this into a BMS episode??? Time: 39:57

    • 03/20/10 – Episode 88, Disney Trip planning is the theme and the crew gets into some craziness with Uncle Sorcerer. On this episode: The World In News - Disney World News; Disney Dance Floor - Travel Talk; Disney Dining Experience - Crystal Palace; Storytime - Disney Trip Planning 101; Email Time - Listener Questions; and – outtakes. Time: 1:18:19

    • 03/17/10 – Episode 16, Unfortunately this might be what you call a LOST episode... And that has nothing to do with the UBER-popular ABC drama. No someone on our staff forgot to upload this episode last week and SOMEHOW no one noticed. We have your Disney News Update as well as what you might call an homage to the Main Street Electrical Parade (Mush: Piano Jack? Like it or not, you gotta admit that the guy can play!). Time: 21:32
    • 03/17/10 – Episode 17, This week we are proud to present this special edition of DisFanReview's SHORTS! It's Disneyland Week at DisFanReview and we have tons of fun surprises for you! Of course we have your Disney news updates and such. This week's music is a tour of Disneyland with cover songs from Los Lobos, Bare Naked Ladies and The Dave Clark Five. Time: 20:04
    • 03/18/10 – Special addition: ROPE DROP! DisFanReview's Morning Show 3/18/10. (FYI: RopeDrop! is Admiral Duke's morning show on Reedy Creek Radio on Live365.) Time: 1:00:53

    • 03/26/10 – Episode 104, Join hosts Tom Corless and John Rick for Disney Pin Trading news, upcoming pin trading opportunities around the world, an in-depth look at "Dateline Disneyland 1955", a profile of I.P.L.S. member number #83 (Aaron Bregel from Seattle), all of this week's pin releases from the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, and much more!!! Time: 3:08:16

    • 03/16/10 – Special show, Tairy reads an emotional e-mail from a fan (including a Disney-related poem written from the e-mailer's son) and offers up her heartfelt thanks to her listeners. For those who may not know, Tairy is recovering from some recent surgery on her back but still does both Mouse Comedy and the LRWH family of shows. I don't think she's a huge fan of the "First Lady" title she has been bestowed, but it's a fitting title. Tairy, we really do love you, even if we don't explicitly say it! Hopefully our paths will cross one of these days so I can meet you. Time: 11:24
    • 03/25/10 – Episode 70, to help out, WTTM's Paul Barrie steps in to do a show for Tairy and highlights the People Mover from Disneyland. Time: 8:44

    • 03/21/10 – Episode 44, Running Disney, Indiana is about ready to drive Scott out of what little mind he has left.  Tracey has a wonderful suggestion to cope - get out of Dodge.  Our hosts then talk about their next trip to Walt Disney World (Mush…we'll miss you by just a couple of weeks!). Then they continue their year-long Perspective on Pixar by looking at 1999's Toy Story 2 and provide some details, history and thoughts on this film. (Awesome job, as always!) They wrap up the show with some feedback, but not before listening to WWED and the Epcot JAMMitors recorded live in 2008 (The JAMMitors are always a hit with us). Time: 1:02:50

    • 03/16/10 – Episode 37, We once again a jam packed show beginning as always with our news and rumours. We discuss many things about the parks as well as our views on the latest D23 offerings and premiere annual Passport. Next, Adam brings the final installment of his trip to Orlando as he takes you through a day at Busch Gardens in Tampa. To round the show off we bring you the next installment of out new segment "Around the World in 80 Segments". On this edition we take a look at the rides, shows and attractions of Frontierland and give you some planning tips as well as we hope some interesting stories and facts. Time: 1:15:44
    • 03/16/10 – Extra download, PDF file of the Events Guide for the upcoming MouseMeets Event.
    • 03/31/10 – Episode 38, The show begins with our usual news and rumours as we explore everything going on in the Disney parks in the Europe and Orlando. We also give you a Mousemeets update as the event begins to draw ever nearer. Continuing our tour of the Magic Kingdom, we take a look at shopping and dining in Frontierland as we talk about some of our favourite locations and some that we quite frankly can't remember where they are! To end the show, we bring you a brand new segment entitled "Disney Island Discs". For the first edition, Craig brings us his top 3 favourite pieces of Disney music that he would take with him if stranded on a Desert Island. Wait till right at the end of the show to hear his favourite piece of music in full. (I'm liking the interaction among the hosts more and more with each passing episode (Wacky Races????!!!) Also, I agree with your comments on how varied the reviews are on the Tronorails. Interesting song choice, Craig...that one's permanently residing on my iPod too.) Time: 1:25:53

    • 03/17/10 – Episode 204, "I'm just a lesser Deity" (Tuesday chat) Time: 1:49:04
    • 03/21/10 – Episode 205, The King of Anaheim meets the Mayor of HOJO, and we answer your questions LIVE. Time: 1:36:52
    • 03/24/10 – Episode 206, A young man Brian Sommer gets his wish fulfilled as he meets MUK MUK for the first time, share this special journey with a loved one or elderly neighbor. (Tuesday Chat) Time: 2:57:17
    • 03/31/10 – Episode 207, "White Teeth and Clean Shoes"; Another show that proves once again, we are right back where we belong (Tuesday Chat) Time: 2:23:08

    • 03/19/10 – Show 53, Mike starts off with a Report Card on the Kilimanjaro Safaris (I learned some stuff here on myths about when to ride this). After that, he lease a bulldozer from CAT to take out the Disneyland restaurant similar to the one overlooking WDW's it's a small world, the Village Haus Restaurant. Though I haven't eaten at the WDW version, I've heard that it can safely be bulldozed too without anyone complaining. DIY Imagineering is next. He claims to be "shooting from the hip", but he still has a coherent segment here. He looks at the Fantasyland Chalet from the old Skyway attraction as well as a PeopleMover redo with a new idea, "the history of tomorrow" (what we have lost from Tomorrowland). He looks around in the mailbag and finishes with a lesson on McCoy field. If that name doesn't ring a bell, does MCO help? MCO isn't the only item discussed, though, because there actually was (is?) an airstrip not too far from the TTC at WDW (the IATA designation for this strip is DWS), and Greg gives some interesting information on this. Time: 1:01:47 (note: there are two downloads of this show in the feed).

    • 03/21/10 – Episode 259, After the weekly Disney news roundup, Skipper Ben chimes in with his thoughts on the upcoming MuppetVision 3-D refurbishment. Then listener Chad brings a report from a recent special event for the new documentary, Waking Sleeping Beauty. Finally, Ricky tries to catch up on listener comments and questions. Time: 1:08:26
    • 03/21/10 – Video Supplement to #259, Video of the Tronorail cars on the Epcot loop. Cool music to go with the video! Time: 3:20
    • 03/28/10 – Episode 260, Following the week's exciting Disney news, we announce the theme for Inside the Magic's 5th anniversary show in 2 weeks - and we want you to be involved! Plus, we take you to the grand opening of Ridemakerz (Mush: that's a store where you can create your own model vehicle) at Walt Disney World's Downtown Disney including several interviews. Skipper Ben joins us with a bit of sneaky trip planning and we discuss a few creative Disney marriage proposal ideas. Time: 1:19:37
    • 03/28/10 – Video Supplement to #260, Video of the Ridemakerz grand opening, including interviews. Time: 4:57

    • 03/16/10 - Today's show features latest Disney News and events and a little beginner pin trading advice. Each member of the podcast team lists their favorite and least favorite Disney Value resorts. Time: 1:06:54
    • 03/26/10 – Today's show features latest Disney News and events and even a little information from Universal Studios Orlando. Each member of the podcast team lists their favorite and least favorite Disney Deluxe resorts. Jason and Mary are joined by Mendy Huffman and Jennifer Evans, Karin Worth is off due to sickness this week. Time: 1:10:47

    • 03/17/10 - Once again, our lack of creativity forces us to turn to listener mails as a way to generate Disney Discussion. As usual we are all over the place. (Mush: yep…they were! Vader gets to reply to a previous e-mail show, Carl the brain challenges a couple of facts from a couple of recent shows, talks of Elvis vs. Michael Jackson, Toyotas, GalacticHero rants on tax and snack carts, Susan Pleshette, and a whole lot more). Time: 1:12:22
    • 03/22/10 - A listener writes in seeking advice on what to do while making an extended visit to California. A few of the points of interest covered are: Las Vegas, Yosemite, San Francisco, Monterey, and San Simeon. (Mush: planes with parachutes??? Also, if you are ever planning on driving in these areas, listen to this show as they get into a big debate on the various routes in Cali.) Time: 1:44:02
    • 03/31/10 – Let's welcome the hosts of the latest podcast to join The DPN. Electric Mic and Kiltboy from the Disney Park Hoppin' Party. We spend almost two hours getting to know Mike and Steve and have some fun along the way. (Mush: ran out of time to listen to this one, but I'm keeping it in the queue. I went over to the DPN forums, and the feedback was all resounding "GREAT"s.) Time: 1:56:55

    • 03/21/10 – We review the 1976 Walt Disney classic Freaky Friday. (Mush: as I listened, I never realized that there was another version. I loved hearing the Mortis's reactions to his kids' comments on how much more they liked the Lindsay Lohan version over this one). I definitely learned something new with this show. Time: 25:43

    • 03/28/10 – Episode 73, Jonathan is manning the microphone himself while Tairy recovers from her surgery. We get to hear the background loop from the Jungle Cruise (around 20 minutes). Then, well…there's no bug zapper, but we do get to hear Disneyland from a cat's perspective (no, not Jennifer or Lisa). Time: 25:28

    • 03/16/10 – Episode 25.2, if you remember the last batch of updates, Matt gives us some Non-Disney Spring Break audio from around the country. In this show, we're at Six Flags America for interesting "theming", and evening rope drop (no, not an April Fool) and several roller coaster rides, including the Batwing, Joker's Jinx, and the Ride of Steel (I'm still jealous at your being at the cheerleader tryouts) Time: 47:38
    • 03/17/10 – Episode 25.3, Continuing the super-hero theme, Matt takes us to Islands of Adventure for the Spiderman Coaster! More Time: 19:25
    • 03/18/10 – Episode 25.4, Next up is Busch Gardens (not Tampa…Williamsburg) for a ride on…waaaaiiiiittt a minute! Matt must be hung over (he was) because his show cover has tea cups. Well, like some other theme parks, Busch Gardens has a spinning tea cups ride. First, we get to ride the Scrambler. Also, we get to hear a fight about Pepsi vs. Coke between Keegan and Matt. Time: 18:41
    • 03/19/10 – Episode 25.5 (Matt's pulling a Paul Barrie with his numbering), As a result of show 25.4, we're in Atlanta to check out the World of Coke (that's Cola, not the drug). Good shows, Matt! Time: 27:11
    • 03/26/10 – Episode 25.6 26, I have to cheat and use the description for this one as I haven't listened to it yet. I can't just delete it, though, because the lineup of people on here has to make this a funny show. "If you had a time machine, where would you go? We take our very on Toontown Time Machine all the way back to 2009 during this episode! Tag along as Matt rides his first ride in Disneyland EVER! We'll be joined by Earl (Trapped on Vacation), Mike (MiceCast), and Electric Mike & Kiltboy (Disney Park Hoppin' Party)" Also, more Toy Story Midway Mania hints are included. Time: 19:55

    • 03/20/10 – Episode 243, This week, all is back to normal. We cover two of the hottest news items to come out of Disney in the last few weeks - the introduction of a Premiere Passport, and the announcements regarding the D23 Expo and this year's "Destination D" event. Plus, we're having a sale. We're crazy! Time: 34:20
    • 03/27/10 – Episode 244 1, Ummmmm…well…since there are so many Disney podcasts, Eric, Cathy, and Dan throw away the idea of talking Disney and introduce the first Disney-Podcast-that-doesn't-talk-about-Disney-that-doesn't-yet-have-a-title. (it's close enough to April 1st). News of the weird and classic April Fools' pranks are included (spaghetti trees!). Time: 26:06 (or is it?)

    • 03/17/10 – Episode 398, Steven Ng brings us to the Disneyland ceremony celebrating Disney's magical songwriting duo. (Mush: remember that MouseStation is going to a weekly format now). Time: 1:05:24
    • 03/24/ 10 – Episode 399, Steven Ng chats with Don Hahn and Peter Schneider about their new documentary on the rebirth of Disney animation in the 1980s and 1990s. Time: 23:50
    • 03/31/10 – Episode 400 (Congratulations on #400!), Mark and Mike celebrate the 400th episode and honor their previous show by remembering their favorite Magical Moments. Also, a new "@ the Station" comic, poll results and listener feedback. Time: 59:20

    • 03/22/10 – Episode 3, Frank, Margaret, and Heather are joined by one of the hosts of DHS's American Idol Experience, Sean Kitzner. Aside from a good interview with some great questions, we find that Sean is a darn good comedian, too! Also in the show is a news segment and another Mousetapiece Theatre, with Mickey and Goofy getting Victor's Vector, Clearance from Clarence. Over! (Under). Time: 1:28:15
    • 03/22/10 – Episode 4, Zanna's on the show! Disney Mom's panelist and fellow Disney blogger Suzannah DiMarzio of join Margaret and Frank to talk about the Mom's panel experience and more. Can you handle the truth? Listen to another Mousetapiece Theatre to find out. Also, Doug Ingersoll is on to talk about his writing of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Walt Disney World. FYI: Zanna, for your first time on the air, you sounded great! Time: 1:12:28

    • 03/27/10 – Vidcast 34, I started to do my own write-up on this, but the way Carlos wrote it beats anything I could say: "In this episode I bring you a quick video tour of The Magical Garden of Tinker Bell which appeared for the first time at Canada Blooms along with her Fairy friends. This four season garden takes you through the talents of each Disney Fairies character - Rosetta the Garden Fairy, Silvermist the Water Fairy, Iridessa the Light Fairy, Fawn the Animal Fairy and, of course, the most popular Disney Fairies character of all, Tinker Bell a Tinker Fairy. The garden looks like it was build for a child perspective. The garden was put together by Teamscape member Frank Ferragine, also known as Frankie Flowers of CityTV's Breakfast Television and CityLine." Time: 6:06

    • 03/23/10 – Episode 52, Gordon reports on his Cruise experience, how he lost a half a pound on a cruise, rants about the idea of "Athena and Clydesdale" divisions in road races, and shares audio from his cruise. (Mush: waaaaaaiiiiit a minute…you're not a Skynyrd fan? Next thing you know, you'll be telling me you don't like Marshall Tucker or Molly Hatchet! You have to cut Gordon some slack, though…the audio from the cruise is evidence that throwing people overboard while at sea may not be a bad thing (and throw the piano overboard too!)). Good show! Time: 1:10:10
    • 03/30/10 – Episode 53, Gordon discusses stuff: his nutrition, his training, his plans. He also shared Disney Endurance news. Nice VM at end of show. Really Nice VM! (Mush: really interesting info on the nutrition before and during a race. The lawn mower talk had me cracking up, though! The voice mail at the end comes from one of my newly-found Facebook contacts and occasional RTD caller Dominic.) Time: 1:07:45

    • 03/16/10 – Episode 95, This podcast is one of the reasons I do these reviews. Every one of their shows has so much to comment on! This is a listener feedback show that, after hearing from Carlo(s), takes an interesting turn towards spas, and the innuendo just pours out! Happy Endings? Trying to pronounce "Wailea" without cracking up? (because I think you're hot!). Oh, and I have to give a "Thank You!" for the parental warning included. I followed your advice (with a 5 year old in the car), and it saved a lot of potential explaining. Fun show to listen to! Time: 37:18
    • 03/23/10 – Episode 96, Bridezilla is back…well, no, but the cats are talking about wedding music in a way that only Jennifer and Lisa can do. Who else could link Pachelbel's Canon with teenage suicide and drowning. May I just say the Fantasmic idea with the glow sticks and crowd control is CLASSIC!!! If you YouTube that, I can see it becoming viral and taking out the JK Wedding Entrance Dance as the most watched. (I'm more of a traditionalist, so I always like hearing something like "There is Love" by Paul Stookey (yes, I'm giving him the credit)). Definitely make sure the kids aren't around for the last part, though, because of two words: Scurvy……Monkeys! Time: 48:33
    • 03/31/10 – Episode 97, It's close enough to April 1st, so it's time for some insanity (wait, that's most every show). The voice of Disney, Jack Wagner, is presented with a plethora of bloopers (Wagner's dog scares me at the end). After that, we get some vibrating phones and Mickey on Quaaludes (oh…my…Gawd!!! I'm never going to be able to look at my kids' Pal Mickey the same again.) Great show title too! Time: 29:32

    • 03/30/10 – Episode 127, Special Vidcast from Keystone! Some DPN'ers met up for some snowy fun, and Earl brought his camera. Included is a tubing run and some on-hill dancing. Afterwards, we see a promo for the upcoming Westfest (with Toast eventually making everyone dizzy). Not sure if it was my playback or if it was the file itself, but it was really jerky – it looked like a Wang Chung video. Did anyone else have this? Time:

    • 03/16/10 – Episode 34, Shawn and Katie bring you some news this week, including some major announcements about D23. Time: 26:30
    • 03/23/10 – Episode 35, Katie and Shawn talk about Disney (and non-Disney) related news and talk about what is coming up for next week. (Katie is working on 4 hours of sleep…makes for an interesting show :P. Fingers are crossed that I'll get on "friends of the show" segment one day). Time: 27:29
    • 03/30/10 – Episode 36, Welcome to this week's episode of WaltCast. Bryan Ripper from All About the Mouse joins us this week to discuss "Is Future World still the future?" We also discuss some news. (Interesting topic, guys! Since I didn't see Epcot until 2001, I had no idea how to answer this one). Time: 58:49

    • 03/20/10 – Episode 133, On this week's show, we'll present another edition of one of our signature segments, "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly". This time around we'll be dissecting the nighttime spectacular from Disney's Hollywood Studios, the ultimate battle between good and evil, Fantasmic! (Mush: Ban the Wave!!!) Time: 1:14:48
    • 03/26/10 – Episode 134, To kick off this week's show, we have a huge edition of the Walt Disney World Resort News and Rumor Report. In this lengthy report, we'll be discussing big changes to one peak of the Magic Kingdom mountain range (Mush: Splash…sounds like a GOOD refurb just completed), a few new details pertaining to the upcoming Fantasyland Forest expansion, and we'll be talking about an Annual Pass that gives you admission to nine Disney theme parks in the United States. Following the report, we have another edition of Town Square Talk with Mayor Justin Heyman. On this trip down Main Street WDWNT, we'll be providing information on some changes and additions to the WDWNT Network, including a new addition to our website that will allow you to track the biggest expansion in the history of the Magic Kingdom step by step (Mush: I'll be lurking over there to check the progress pics…great idea!). I'm still laughing at the Tron Showboat Jubilee! Time: 1:40:03
    • 03/26/10 – Episode 135, To kick off this week's show…uh oh…it's another WDWNT "The Top '10'". After hearing the segment on the Top Ten attractions, I was scared to listen to this one. This one focuses on the Top Ten Counter Service Spots in WDW. Following that, they have the first edition of WDWNT March Madness. (from the description: In this segment, we'll be reviewing and previewing rounds of a 64 attraction tournament of Walt Disney World attractions where you decide the ultimate winners. This week, we review round 1 and look forward to what exciting match-ups round 2 has to offer). Time: 2:20:04

    • 03/21/10 – Episode 162. I'll open up the inbox and answer more of your listener emails this week on topics such as Walt Disney and the Olympics, "date night" in Walt Disney World without the kids, hidden tributes in the parks, the Utilidors, Port Orleans, unused passes, in-room dining and much more! Walt Disney World is all about making dreams come true, and special moments that remain timeless. And during our visits, parents, grandparents, husbands and wives, and nervous young men about to propose look for ways to makes vacation experiences, or even individual moments or occasions even more magical. And you may not know this, but there is a team of people behind-the-scenes at Walt Disney World whose job it is to do just that - help create those special memories with some very unique gifts and experiences. Time: 1:18:07
    • 03/24/10 – Video Extra, Join Lou Mongello on his continuing "Quest for the Best" at Walt Disney World. Today he explores Disney's Hollywood Studios seeking out the very best snack in the park! (Mush: the winner can be found at a place I didn't even know existed! Between Lou and the's A.J. Wolfe, I'm going to put on about 30 lbs on our next trip!). Time: 10:00
    • 03/28/10 – Episode 163, This week we get to know the Dads from the 2010 Walt Disney World Moms Panel, and discuss some of their tips and recommendations, and things for guys to do on their "mancation." We'll continue our detailed tour through Mickey's Toontown Fair, as Jim Korkis and I do a DSI: Disney Scene Investigation through Minnie and Mickey's Houses as well as Donald's boat, pointing out the details, secrets and history before Toontown makes way for the expansion of Fantasyland. Time: 1:32:18

    • 03/17/10 – Episode 695, Listener questions. (Mush: questions include Olympics in the parks, Webcams at WDW, cramming everything in 5 days, and more). Time: 32:43
    • 03/19/10 – Episode 696, Erin Foster from the Disney Mom's Panel joins us to discuss traveling to Walt Disney World solo. Time: 19:50
    • 03/22/10 – Episode 697, The panel (Matt, Mike, and Mike) gives out recommendations for resorts for a variety of guest situations. Time: 20:34
    • 03/24/10 – Episode 698, Listener questions are fielded by the entire crew of hosts. Questions include: dining suggestions outside of the parks, questions on tickets and annual passes, flying into Sanford instead of MCO, and trying to fit the Tomorrowland Speedway into the touring plans. Time: 33:37
    • 03/26/10 – Episode 699, Matt, Mike, and Mike discuss what attractions they think may disappear in the future (Mush: my seeyabyebyes go to Sounds Dangerous and Stitch's Great Mistake) Time: 19:57
    • 03/29/10 – Episode 700 (WOW! Congrats to all of your for this landmark!), Werner Weiss of re-joins us to discuss the Fantasyland of the past (Loved his Tomorrowland one, and loving this one!) Time: 20:50
    • 03/31/10 – Episode 701, Hochberg, Newell, and Testa field listener questions. PUNCH BUGGY! River Country, weddings at Disney (not at River Country, however), a "World of Yesterday" park, and more make up the bulk of the questions this week. Kungaloosh! Time: 30:45

    • 03/18/10 – Episode 38, In this episode Matt and Nate remember the original Mexico attraction, El Rio del Tiempo. From its Native American influence to its tropical get-away projection screens this attraction was a favorite of ours. When the attraction closed in 2007 the Imagineers at Disney dug deep within the archives and brought back a feature than many had forgotten in The Three Caballeros. Matt and Nate discuss the history of the film including the very interesting circumstances that brought Disney and his artists to South America in 1940 when the features Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros were inspired. Also discussed in the episode is the new Disney Premier Pass that allows guest annual access to all U.S. Disney Theme Parks. (Hola mis amigos…running through my head for hours after listening to this show). Time: 56:30
    • 03/27/10 – Episode 39, In this episode Matt and Nate discuss a growing trend in the Disney community the ultimate touring plan (getting through all attractions within a theme park in a single day).  To accomplish this; Henry of returns to the show to discuss what the ultimate touring plan is, some strategies for completing and the rules that they have come up with in order to complete an official tour.  There is also some good discussion about touring the park as well.  Don't forget to sign up for the FIRST EVER WEDway Radio contest as well.  In the news this week we discuss the planned closing of the Exposition Hall within the Magic Kingdom and what we think of its new tenant Enjoy! (Mush: Henry finally gets Betamouse mentioned on here!!!) Time: 1:11:32

    • 03/18/10 – Episode 230, This week... Disneyus Non-Sequiturium #09 A tribute to the Sherman Brothers. (Mush: this is a special mid-week DNS. Paul did a fundraising appeal and, thanks to the donations of a lot of folks, he followed through with his promise to put this show together in honor of Main Street USA's newest window recipients!) Time: 55:40
    • 03/21/10 – Episode 231, This week, a tribute to Fess Parker. Fess, you will be missed...Time: 52:58 (Mush: you'll learn a lot about this Disney legend, who sadly passed away March 18th). Time: 52:58
    • 03/24/10 – Extra download: Steve Swanson Promo for the Muppet Madness Tournament (I voted about 100 times for Fozzy). Time: 1:07
    • 03/28/10 – Episode 232, This week, My Disneyland Memories #14 Paul's working on the April Fool's Day show... (Mush: Loving the Magic Joe shows. This one has recordings with unexpected audio pickup (Loved the audio you picked to cover an expletive (hint: he said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the "F-dash-dash-dash" word!)) Time: 46:48
    • 03/31/10 – Episode 233, I'm not even going to try to put in Paul's show description – the subtlety that most didn't even see would be lost. When I first started listening to podcasts, WTTM was probably the 4th or 5th show that I downloaded. Not long after I started listening, I heard what I consider to be one of the absolutely funniest shows ever, and it solidified me as a lifelong fan of Paul and Patrick. In that episode, they pulled what I consider the Mother of all April Fool's jokes, where they announce the breakup up WTTM, using almost the EXACT same script used by Lou Mongello and Nathan Rose when MouseTunes announced their end ("yeah, right" still cracks me up). The annual WTTM April Fool's show is now one of the most anticipated shows in the Disney Podcast universe, and Paul once again does not disappoint. His sense of humor is one of the best out there, and some of his funniest stuff in this show is quietly delivered, almost nonchalantly (though there is also some damn funny stuff on here that is "not-so-quietly" delivered). My hat's off to you, Paul – both sections were true classics (But Did You Know…my boys even commented on the look of confusion on my face as I listened to the beginning of the second part). Time: 53:49

    • 03/26/10 – Episode 50 (Congrats, Aaron!) What will you celebrate? 50 episodes of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod, of course! Join your host and a bunch of listeners in a retrospective look at nearly five years of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod and discussions dedicated to all things Disney. Emails & voicemails from all of you add to the anniversary extravaganza. (Plus: The winners of the Amy Grant contest are announced). Time: 1:49:49


Tim said...

I'm Tim Grassey, co-host of the WDW Fan Boys Podcast. If you like the conversation based format of WDW Today, you'll enjoy our show.

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Mush said...

Hi Tim...thanks for the note! I'll gladly take a listen to the Fan Boys. It's one that I've heard of but haven't yet subscribed to.

Paul J Barrie Jr said...

Thanks, my friend, for the fun reviews and summaries of the WindowtotheMagic podcast. Your description of our April Fool's show was priceless! Glad you enjoyed and continue to enjoy the show.