Friday, September 17, 2010

2010 Poll of the Disney Podcasts!!!!

Well, folks, after the success of the inaugural contest where 492 people cast over 1,400 votes for nearly every Disney Podcast in the fall of 2009, I have decided to do another contest! Depending on how well this is received, hopefully, this will become an annual event for the Disneyana fans. Why do another one? Over the past year, we have had several new shows dedicated to the universe of Disney pop up on the horizon. Sadly, we've also seen the sun set on some long-running shows.  With a new mix of shows out there, along with the increasing popularity of podcasts, there may be some very different results from last year's contest.  By doing something like this where there is no nomination process to be included, it gives a chance for all the shows to be included and, hopefully, all will get some more listeners subscribed. It also gives the fans a chance to sound off on what they like. Besides, it increases the number of people who visit my blog (too bad I don't have ads on here).  This year I've listed as many as I could find, which comes out to somewhere between 60 and 65 podcasts!!!


Just like last year, this poll will remain open for an extended period of time – October 31st is the deadline to submit your votes. You don't have to vote for a single favorite podcast – it's set up so you can select any number of shows that you regularly listen to and consider to be of good quality. I know that there's always the chance that people can log into multiple computers and vote several times for a particular show. To that I say "SO WHAT??!!!" We're not electing a lawmaker here (where, of course, we'll never see multiple ballot-casting). It's supposed to be fun…just remember that. Last year we saw some of that very thing…fun! A few of the podcast hosts got in on it and did some campaigning via the podcasts, twitter, show notes, etc…there was no mudslinging (though it may get interesting if the Disney Dudes are tied with Those Darn Cats in the final minutes). I'm toying with the idea of having campaign ads done via guest posts, but I'm a bit worried about polarization, finance reform, and debates on social security clogging up my inbox. 

Voting is easy!  If you aren't at my blog, head HERE and look down the right-hand side of the screen.  The list of shows should be visible for you to start selecting!


If you're looking for a new show, check out some of the ones listed...I tried to be as inclusive as I could with the list. If you don't see a show that you would like to vote for, select "other" and send me an e-mail with the name. I'll make it so the show is visible.




With that, the polls are open!!!!!

Disney Podcast Updates, July 1-15, 2010

There's a lot of patriotism and Michael Jackson in this set of updates (wow, I never thought I'd utter that sentence!). We also have to take a moment to say goodbye to one of the long-time running podcasts out there. We'll miss the banter and fun of All About The Mouse!!! 55 shows are included in this batch of updates, with some fantastic episodes out there! Oh, and starting with the August updates, I plan to add several more shows to the lineup. Enjoy!

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.

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



    • 07/06/10 – Episode 69, This show, we'll start off a morning in Dinoland, U.S.A., and we'll make the mistake of sitting in the same seat as LFFG on Triceratops Spin as well as investigate the real reason the dinosaurs became extinct on Dinosaur. Then, we'll head to the Magic Kingdom to watch Hall of Presidents with Mrs. Buckethead and LFFG. We then close out the show with a piece from my June band concert, Aaron Copeland's "Hoedown" from "Rodeo", which is featured in both Disneyland's Frontierland and in Disney's Wilderness Lodge. (Mush: still laughing at the hillbilly talk at the end of Dinosaur!) Time: 1:13:12

    • 07/02/10 – Episode 168, This is the final episode of All About the Mouse. We talk about why the show is ending, some of our favorite moments in All About the Mouse history, as well as take calls from our loyal listeners in a LIVE show format. (Mush: sad to see this show go, though the reason is fully understandable, and you were able to realize it before things got to be too much. Congrats on a good run, Jonathan and Bryan, and I hope to meet up with the two of you over Marathon Weekend in January!) Time: 3:41:10

    • 07/01/10 – Episode 242, Happy 4th of July Weekend, friends!  Today we talk about Disney's Contemporary Resort.  We discuss initial thoughts on this resort, who this resort is perfect for, dining and recreation options, as well as other reasons to visit this resort even if you are not staying here!  This is a great resort! (Mush: good show…one of the first I've heard devoted solely to the Contemp!) Mush: 31:20
    • 07/04/10 – Episode 243, We are so glad to have friends from the Be Our Guest Podcast family joining us today!  Dennis, Steph, and Bill join us to talk about their recent trips to Walt Disney World during May, 2010.  Steph and Bill share their experiences of staying at Wilderness Lodge, fun times in World Showcase, as well as purchasing Disney Vacation Club during this trip!  Too cool!  Dennis shares his thoughts on Pop Century and Kidani Village, and how split-stay work for him.  He also shares his thoughts on how Disney Vacation Club has changed the way he sees Walt Disney World. Time: 42:36
    • 07/08/10 – Episode 244, Today's podcast was recorded live during our 12-Hour Be Our Guest Podcast to benefit Give Kids The World Village.  Thank you to all who participated and donated, as we came together to raise over $1,800.00 for this great charity!  You all are the absolute best!  Today we discuss tips for traveling with a small baby to WDW and take on topics as touring strategies, strollers, Baby Care Centers, and more!  Thanks to Dean for this show topic! Time: 40:51
    • 07/11/10 – Episode 245, Today we are playing some audio we took during our Live 12-Hour Be Our Guest Podcast to benefit Give Kids The World Village!  Thank you for supporting our fundraiser to help these kids who could really use some magic!  Today you will hear an interview with "Yehaa" Bob Jackson who performs Wed-Sat at Disney's Port Orleans - Riverside Resort!  You need to hear this interview and check out his show!  Also, we are joined by Len Testa, co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, as well as the founder of  Hear us talk about all things "Disney", as well as discuss how you too can complete the Ultimate Touring Plan!  (Mush: AWESOME show…I can't wait to see Bob's show for the first time during marathon weekend. FYI…it's a small world. When Len was talking about the record for the Ultimate being broken, we saw them several times as they were flitting around to get to the attractions. We kept up with them for the first couple before we split up.) Time: 43:13
    • 07/15/10 – Episode 246, We are so honored to have Stacey Aswad from Walt Disney World Resort TV joining us today!  This is an interview we recorded live with Stacey during our 12-Hour Live Be Our Guest WDW Podcast Show to benefit Give Kids The World Village!  We talk about how Stacey landed the job as the host of this show, what she loves about WDW, and much more! (Mush: between this show and recent shows by Those Darn Cats, I'm falling madly in love with Stacey!) Time: 38:51

    • 07/07/10 – Episode 22, This week the Panel is a true roundtable as each Panelist gives a topic and the rest vote "Win, Fail, or Meh." What do you think of each topic? (Mush: Great idea for a show…hope to see more of these. Topics include (with my rating) the living character initiative (WIN); Pal Mickey (agreed..WinMeh); Soarin queue (Win); finger scanning (meh); FourSquare (epic FAIL); Online ADRs (Meh, only because it makes it easier for others to get ressies..okay, it's a win); Imagination Station (Win…saw it for the first time in June, and our boys LOVED it); online resort check-in (meh…never tried it); Fastpass (WinMeh…I don't use it that often (thanks Touringplans!), but it's a good idea); Buzz (WINWINWINWINWIN); TSMM PotatoHead (win); Guest ordering at Pecos Bill's (win, though the CMs screwed up our order…check my eventual post on the trip report); new bride scene in HM (WIN!!!); 2D vs 3D films (WIN…costs more, but I like the subtle 3D effects); Indy/Dinosaur vehicles (going against everyone and saying Meh…I'm usually so focused on the story line that I don't think about the concussion I'm receiving). Time: 40:05
    • 07/15/10 – Episode 23, This week the Panel discusses the relaunch of (erm,, rather). What do you think of new site? Time: 34:06

    • 07/09/10 – BMS 87, Day 3 footage of Lou's Disneyland, Westfest footage. Enjoy. Time: 25:02

    • 07/03/10 – Episode 95, The crew is back to full strength.... kind of, but they are back talking Disney. On this episode: The World In News - Disney World News; Disney Dance Floor - Magic Kingdom - Top Threes; Monorail Station – Souvenirs; Email Time - Listener Emails; Show Members: Sorcerer, Imagine, Pluto, Jeff. Time: 1:18:08

    • 07/11/10 – Episode 32, This week, on our return to podcasting, I bring you a look at the new iPhone 4, we have our iPhone app of the week, and I bring you more great vinyl Disney music. I apologize for the lack of show over the past two months, but we are back for the summer. So be sure to stay tuned for the fun things to come on the show! Time: 8:30

    • 07/05/10 – Episode 117, Welcome to another edition of The Disney Pincast. Join John Rick for Disney Pin Trading news, upcoming pin trading opportunities around the world, a profile of I.P.L.S. member number #96 (Bridget Dennin from Brooklyn), pin releases from the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, a review of the Dateline Disneyland auction items and much more!!! Time: 1:43:11
    • 07/12/10 – Episode 118, Welcome to another edition of The Disney Pincast. Join John Rick and Anthony Yacullo for Disney Pin Trading news, upcoming pin trading opportunities around the world, a profile of I.P.L.S. member number #97 (Stephen DelTour from Bakersfield, CA), pin releases from the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, John Rick's Ten Pin List and much more!!! Time: 1:30:46

    • 07/10/10 – Episode 78, Getting through my workday and yours...(Mush: nice job on the show, Tairy…great to hear you're back working again, and I love the spin you took with the subject on the show…the Mary Poppins music was fantastic!) Time: 13:56

    • 07/11/10 – Episode 52, Your hosts Tracey and Scott get in the summertime mood with a visit to the Disney, Indiana fairgrounds, where they discuss the history of Mickey's Toontown Fair at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.  They then rev things up with their next Perspective on Pixar film segment - the 2006 film Cars.  They imagine they'll play some park audio from their recent trip as well as tune into WWED, wrapping up the show with some listener feedback as they finish their second year of podcasting. (Mush: Lots to talk about with this one…first, CONGRATS on the anniversary – I'm glad I found this show, and it's one that I try to listen to all the way through in one sitting if at all possible. Thanks, and keep up the great work, Scott and Tracey! Second, good history on ToonTown…we made sure to walk through it one final time during our trip in June. Cars…we watched the movie non-stop in November of 2006 when it came out on DVD, you did it justice, and, of course, the music that Buzzy included was great (I also secretly am in love with Sheryl Crow. Another great show!) Time: 1:02:13

    • 07/06/10 – Episode 45, The first segment this week is our usual news and rumours as we bring you all the latest information from the parks around the world. Next, we venture Around the World in 80 Segments as we take a look at the Tomorrowland's Rides, Shows and Attractions and give our opinions on what we think of them. Time: 1:30:50

    • 07/15/10 – How Far is the Fun? Time: 1:21:03

    • 07/01/10 – Video Extra, The first preview showing of Michael Jackson's Captain EO 3D film took place on June 30, 2010 at Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park. The popular film returns 16 years after leaving Epcot in its original run. Included here are interviews with the vice president of Epcot and two Walt Disney Imagineers. Time: 3:57
    • 07/04/10 – Episode 274, Captain EO is back at Epcot and Ricky takes you to its return featuring interviews with vice president of Epcot Dan Cockerell and Walt Disney Imagineers Debbie Petersen and Joe Tankersley. The newly-redesigned and technology-filled mall Disney Store has opened and Amy Rocchio brings you to its grand opening to find out all about it from Disney Store vice president of operations Paul Gainer. Skipper Ben takes us on a Walt Disney World tram ride and Jeremiah Daws helps celebrate July 4th with a special fireworks show from Disneyland. Time: 1:18:05
    • 07/11/10 – Episode 275, Following the news, this week's show is filled with tributes to Disney music including a World of Color piano rendition from Tom Ameen, a fun compilation of the 50 Days of Disney Music giveaways, a review of the Sherman brothers documentary The Boys, and the Country Bear Jamboree from Skipper Ben's vinyl record collection. Time: 59:26

    • 07/10/10 – Episode 134, Disney News and Events - Favorite rides at MK. After a long delay we finally have a new podcast out. In this podcast the crew covers all the latest Disney News and events. The team also features favorite and least favorite rides at Magic Kingdom. (Mush: I have to apologize…I missed a number of shows in the update. Entirely my fault!!!) Time: 1:21:07

    • 07/05/10 - Nathan Rose and Jim Hill are back again to discuss the latest information coming from the Disney Company including -- a full review of Toy Story 3, Cars Online, Tron, and the new Walt Disney World Annual Pass installment plan. Time: 49:50
    • 07/11/10 - On this week's show, Nathan Rose and Jim Hill discuss the latest Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer summer film, The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Discussions will include what the film's chances are at the box office and the overall strength of the film. Time: 44:25

    • 07/07/10 – MMCTV Episode 211, One of the ports of call at Tokyo DisneySea is Port Discovery. Let's take a look at the area and enjoy a night time ride on Aquatopia. We'll board one of the Center for Weather Control's experimental watercraft that will navigate us through fountains, whirlpools and rock formations. (Mush: This is….well…..hard to put into words. It has to be one of the most unique attractions out there! Bad Aquatopia Dog!!!!) Time: 7:19

    • 07/12/10 – Episode 80, The beginning to Ellen's Energy Adventure and Jonathan's continued excuses...(Mush: some good MST2K commentary during Ellen!) Time: 1:11:48

    • 07/03/10 – Episode 258, Nothing say patriotism more than talkin' Disney, I say.  This week, we've got a little news about Phineas and Ferb, then some listener mail and feedback, plus your opinions on what the best Pixar film is.  Then, we continue our discussion about every Pixar feature film and stun everyone in the room with our ratings. (Mush: good show…nothing wrong with Phineas and Ferb! Interesting takes on some of the Pixar films (Yes, I agree…being a father, Nemo will always be one of the top shows). Time: 1:01:21
    • 07/10/10 – Episode 259, First, a little news regarding the new restaurant at the Italy Pavilion and Free Dining, then your feedback regarding our Pixar movie reviews.  Speaking of which, we finally wrap up our discussion, tally up the ratings and determine once and for all the definitive ranking of all 11 Pixar films.  You may be surprised what films end up where... Time: 1:11:17

    • 07/06/10 – Season 4, Episode 7,  Each week, in From the Vault we sample a clip from a classic Disney film, short, television or radio program, or Disneyland Record.  This week, from the 1980 Disneyland Record #2511 "Yankee Doodle Mickey"; have a listen to Mickey and the gang performing You're a Grand Old Flag and the Armed Forces Melody.  Listen carefully, that's Wayne Allwine as Mickey, three years before he officially inherited the roll from Jimmy McDonald in Mickey's Christmas Carol.   Yankee Doodle Mickey was given the CD treatment in 2002.  While several songs from the original LP were removed, at the time The American Adventure hosted an a capella group called, "American  Vybe";  Their studio rendition of America the Beautiful is featured here.  From the Walt Disney Archives:  In 2004 Leonard Maltin met with John Hench, at the time, Disney's longest-term employee, and discusses how after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Burbank studio was instantly turned into a base for the military.  Then, Walt's nephew recalls his boyhood memories of the Disney studio during the war and also touches on the Disney insignia's popularity and his own method of promoting Victory Through Air Power.  Each week we present a high definition ride-through from a Disney Park East or a Disney Park West.   This week we look into the making of and then take in the Magic Kingdom's Hall of Presidents.  With new narration by Morgan Freeman and a short speech by President Obama, this iteration of the attraction in a class by itself.  We'll close this week's show with a concert in the park performed by the Disneyland Band.  Enjoy, "Music in America" followed by the Flag Retreat Ceremony.  Please keep your head, arms, feet and legs inside the podcast at all times.  Driver you're clear!  Let's reflect on this holiday by heeding Walt Disney, who spoke the following words at the Metropolitan Opera house in New York City in 1941, as America tumbled into World War II:  "Tomorrow will be better. For as long as America keeps alive the ideas of freedom and a better life, all men will want to be free and share our way of life. I thank God and America for the right to live and raise my family under the flag of tolerance, democracy and freedom." (Mush: AWESOME show Gary…loved every minute of it!!!) Time: 1:43:47
    • 07/11/10, Episode 8 of Season 4, In 1963 Walt Disney Productions released the feature film Summer Magic, starring Hayley Mills, Burl Ives, and Dorothy McGuire in a story about a Boston widow and her children taking up residence in a small town in Maine. The film was based on the book "Mother Carey's Chickens" by Kate Douglas Wiggin.  The film was Mills' fourth of six films for Disney, and the young actress received a Golden Globe nomination for her work.  The soundtrack from the picture yielded some very good songs, including the Richard Sherman composition, the Ugly Bug Ball; which went on to be a popular song that year.  Two other cuts on the record however will be of interest to Disney Park fans.  Flitterin' and Beautiful Beulah can often be heard in instrumental form as you stroll down Main Street USA.  Now have a listen to these familiar melodies, complete with their original lyrics.  From the Walt Disney Archives:  On the evening of June 25th, D23 members gathered at the Walt Disney Theater on the Disney Studios lot in Burbank to witness a once in a lifetime event.  Dave Smith, Chief Archivist for the Walt Disney Company celebrated his and its 40th anniversary!  While tinged with just the slightest bit of sadness with the fresh reveal Dave will be retiring in October; the evening was a celebration in the truest sense.  Disney luminaries such as CEO Bob Iger, composer Richard Sherman, and Imagineers Tony Baxter and Bob Gurr, were in attendance.  Leonard Maltin interviewed Dave during the occasion.  We present the entirety of that interview here.  Each week we present a high definition ride-through from a Disney Park East or a Disney Park West.   This week, summer isn't complete without the rush of a roller coaster and fireworks.  In DCA's Paradise Pier, take a ride on California Screamin'!  Then, let's cross the esplanade and take in Magical!, Disney's Nightastic fireworks spectacular.  This is a Mouse Lounge Re-mix, so should be extra fun with the sounds of a very enthusiastic summer crowd in the background.  We'll close this week's show with audio from an attraction you can only see online.  Time: 1:41:09 (Mush: looks like this show appears back to back in the feed)
    • 07/14/10 – Episode 9 of Season 4, (Vidcast of TTA). This low key ride frequently tops the list of no-wait afternoon attractions when fuses are short and bodies are hot and worn out.  It's a ten minute refreshing breather with some incredible scenery along the way. (Mush: even with the new spiel, it's a great ride) Time: 10:43 (Mush: as with the last one, it appears to be in the feed twice)

    • 07/04/10 – Episode 68, Gordon discusses how he is great at giving advice to others, yet stinks at heeding his own counsel. He discusses a mild injury that has him sidelined from running for a couple of weeks. He asks for suggestions on how to celebrate one year of weight loss (July 20). Amazing people send cool voice mails. Time: 56:13
    • 07/07/10 – Episode 69, Injury update. Swim update. Gordon update. Other stuff I forgot to write down. VM from Trish! (Mush: regular listeners will understand that show description! For those new to the show, he talks about the pain that has been slowing him down (practice what you preach!) and then talks about his new-found love of swimming while cross-training (he's hesitant to mention the "T" word (triathlon) though). We get to hear a stream of consciousness (which is often where some of the great parts of the shows come from!). The show wraps with a voice mail from regular fan Trish). Time: 1:30:38
    • 07/13/10 – Episode 70, Gordon actually records while he runs for the first time in forever (Mush: I tried keeping your pace by listening to this while running…epic fail on my part LOL). He reports on his ITBS, his cross training, his swimming (what?), yes, his swimming. He discusses how he started losing weight. Then he asks listeners to join him in celebrating one year (July 20) of reclaiming his health, by asking that they do him a favor! Time: 58:50

    • 07/06/10 – Episode 111, Un autre voyage cette semaine dans certaines audio parc – cette fois, Disneyland Paris! We'll heard park BRM for POTC (yeah, I was also smirking at the abbreviations), then a musical ride-thru of the Parisian POTC followed by the actual ride-thru, en francais. (Brushing off my college French class from 1991): Yo Ho Yo Ho une vie du Pirates pour moi! Time: 21:37
    • 07/13/10 – Episode 112, What better way to celebrate Bastille Day than by listening to odds and ends of Disneyland Paris audio? First, though, we have a few words about the re-naming and new backstory for Prince Charming Carousel in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Parents, be warned! (Mush: Oh…My….GAWD!!!!! Parent's pay attention to the disclaimer. I had to physically restrain myself from laughing while walking around campus listening to this one!!! Oh, and the IASW audio en francais was kind of creepy!) Time: 31:58

    • 07/06/10 – Episode 50 (Congrats!!!), Short show today…in between interviews. Time: 21:18
    • 07/13/10 – Episode 51, Lots of old school EPCOT Center music this week. We'll be back with a full show next week. Time: 13:58

    • 07/05/10 – Episode 151, On this week's show, we're celebrating the anniversaries of two attractions from Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom, the ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter and the WEDway Peoplemover. To kick off this celebration, we'll be dissecting Alien Encounter in honor of its 15th anniversary with one of our signature segments: "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly". Following that, we have a rather "moving" installment of our Walt Disney World history segment, Back to the Future. In this week's trip through time, we'll be looking at the history of a revolutionary ride system that stunned the world at the 1964 World's Fair, defined a generation at Disneyland, and eventually advanced theme parks into a new era at Walt Disney World: the WEDway Peoplemover. We'll travel back to the beginning and see where this attraction has its roots planted, and travel all the way to today where it's know at the Tomorrowland Transit Authority, or more affectionately as the TTA. (Mush: I found myself laughing out loud a NUMBER of times in the Good/Bad/Ugly and the BTTF segments…awesome one-liners in there!!!) Time: 2:19:09
    • 07/13/10 – Episode 152, This week we have a very special edition of the WDWNT Podcast. In honor of our 3 year anniversary this week, this show is something a little different, we're calling it "The Happiest Homecoming in Ears". We're bringing back a classic retired segment from the WDWNT vault and an old friend will be returning in one our signature segments. To kick off this week's show, we have the long-awaited return of everyone's favorite game show, "Disney Don't Forget the Lyrics". Following that, we have another installment of our Walt Disney World history segment, Back to the Future. In this week's trip through time, we'll be looking at the history of Splash Mountain at the Magic Kingdom. All this and much more Walt Disney World information and fun awaits you on this 3rd Anniversary Edition of WDW News Today Podcast. (Mush: I would have been screwed on "Don't Forget the Lyrics!") Time: 2:39:50

    • 07/04/10 – Episode 177, Captain EO, starring Michael Jackson, has returned to its home in Walt Disney World, and I had a chance to see the show just days before it opened to the public. This week, we'll discuss its return, and talk with Disney executives, Imagineers and Guests and get their reactions as well. We'll look at how the show compares to its 1986 debut and its possible future in Epcot. I'll open up the inbox again this week and answer more of your listener emails. Topics include the Nightmare Before Christmas Haunted Mansion overlay, some additional Haunted Mansion trivia, dining choices in Walt Disney World, Winter Summerland, Port Orleans, ticket upgrade options, comparing the Magic Kingdom resorts, and much more. Time: 1:16:34
    • 07/08/10 – Video Extra, Join Lou Mongello as he meets with some of the Disney Cast Members and Imagineers responsible for bring the 3-D show back during a special showing just days before it premiered to the public. Time: 4:26
    • 07/11/10 – Episode 178, Walt Disney's "Florida Project" brought to Orlando the magic of Disneyland, and plans that would expand upon that idea to a working city and so much more. And while we all have heard the tales of the trips to the Florida swampland, you may never have heard the stories of some of Walt's original plans for his second theme park. This week, we'll look at The Walt Disney World That Almost Was with author Chad Emerson, and explore some of the untold stories of where in the world Walt Disney World almost came to be. I'll draw a name and randomly call a listener to play Fact or Fiction, where I'll ask 10 true or false trivia questions about Walt Disney World to give them a chance to win some prizes. (Mush: I usually do okay with these, but I completely bombed the Fact/Fiction ones this time!) Time: 1:20:22

    • 07/02/10 – Episode 741, Today, the panel discusses experiences of taking their own kids to WDW, as well as bringing their kids' friends along. Time: 23:12
    • 07/03/10 – June Live Show, Rebroadcast of June 23rd airing on MouseWorld Radio. Time: 2:01:02
    • 07/05/10 – Episode 742, Today, the panel discusses touring WDW for guests who normally don't go every year. Time: 19:08
    • 07/09/10 – Episode 744, Today, the panel gives their opinions on dining and entertainment options in Epcot. Time: 21:12
    • 07/10/10 – Episode 743, listener questions (Topics include: 3-day vs 4-day DCL, valet parking, wondering if Space Mountain is open from the refurb yet (ummmmmmm….busted on the lag to respond LOL), club level rooms, fireworks on New Year's Eve, and more). (Mush…not sure why but this one downloaded after 744 on iTunes) Time: 30:53
    • 07/12/10 – Episode 745, Today, the boys and Annette ditch Matt for a weekend in NYC so Matt invites some friends to discuss the re-release of Captain EO featuring Michael Jackson in Epcot. Time: 20:58
    • 07/14/10 – Episode 746, Listener Questions, Topics include: Star Wars Weekend, sight-seeing on Magical Express (I'm always on left side..dunno why, but I am), how fast Matt talks (you should then listen to it at 125% speed on the iPod!), DHS during SWW and Fantasmic days, best times to hit the parks, and more!) Time: 30:03

    • 07/03/10 – Episode 44, In this episode Matt and Nate are joined by Jeff Chaney, a blogger for and panelist for the BetaMouse to look at a favorite attraction from the early days of Epcot Center, The World of Motion.  This Future World East pavilion was sponsored by GM and has a few of the same components that we discussed in episode 43 of WEDway Radio where we explored the Ford Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair, or The Magic Skyway.  When the World of Motion closed in 1996 it ended a tradition of Disney designed attractions based on history, technology and entertainment and gave way to the more thrill type attractions as it was replaced by Test Track.  The World of Motion is missed by many and we hope you will find this a fitting tribute. Enjoy! (Bruce Willis critical mass?? LMAO!!!! Great show to listen to, guys!). Time: 1:05:28
    • 07/11/10 – Episode 45, In this episode, 55 years in the making, Matt and Nate celebrate Disneyland's 55th anniversary by discussing the changes and transformations that Disneyland has gone through by examining the chronology of Disneyland's attractions.  Everything from the headliner attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain and Star Tours as well as the lesser known like The Bathroom of Tomorrow and Mineral Hall are mentioned.  In addition to the parks history through attractions the different era's that shaped Disneyland are also examined.  In the news: Toy Story 3 and its rank in the Pixar lexicon is discussed. (Mush: Some really good historical info in here. How long was Nate up researching this?) Time: 1:21:14

    • 07/01/10 – Episode 243, This week, Paul makes Tairy cry on Main St. USA (in a good way) and then everyone gets a good laugh in the Tiki Room. (Mush: I heard this one on the flip side on Disney Tidbits…bravo, Paul! For those who have not had the opportunity to experience Maynard over in Disneyland, you have to take the time to listen to this episode…that guy is absolutely hilarious!!!!!) Time: 53:59
    • 07/08/10 – Episode 244, This week, Magic Joe returns to celebrate America with American Journeys & Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Parade. Then, after the show "ends" Paul adds a little "classic audio" of his own. This is a recording of America the Beautiful recorded LIVE at Disneyland just hours before the Annual Passholder (AP) Light Magic Premiere on May 13, 1997. I am not sure why this appears to be in mono, as I was using a stereo recorder... I guess I am just gonna have to see if I can find the ORIGINAL tape that I recorded the show onto... You know... I just wasn't planning for a podcast back 13 years ago... (Mush: still some great audio!) Time: 1:03:36
    • 07/15/10 – Episode 245, This week, Paul takes you back to Westfest 2010 for the final ride of the night. But before the final ride, comes a 2-pak of fun with Paul and a few of his friends. Time: 1:08:52


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mushfam Disney Family Vacation, June 2010; Day 2, Part 2: Nautazu!!!

Part 1 of Day 2 is HERE


After the drums, we continue our trek towards Asia. Before we get to EE, though, we take a left in Asia and grab fastpasses for Kali River Rapids. We decided that it would be hot enough that a good drowning might feel pretty good in the afternoon. With FPs in hand, we head back to EE. I had my doubts that Eric would ride this, but he willingly gets into the queue line with a smile. Aaron gets the red necklace of honor for this one. The queue line again was full, but it moved quickly as the fastpass return wasn't active yet. Everyone is hitting the bells as they go under them, and the boys beg me to hold them up. I grudgingly lift them up to do one bell-clap. In no time we're up to the loading area, and I'm waiting for the boys to back out. To my pleasant surprise, they're raring to go and can't wait to get on the train.


That's my boy(s)!


Did they like it?
















The only problem was that the Yeti must have been on vacation. I didn't even get to see the Dance Club Yeti from Company B (mode). Not to worry, however, because, as you can see at the end of that video, Aaron tries turning into the yeti and attempts to eviscerate me.


After that, we cross the bridge and start to make our way over to Dinosaur and complete the need to put our kids into therapy. As we cross the bridge, we see our adopted family again and catch up on what all happened since we last saw each other so long ago.


Did I mention that I love my adopted family?!


The wait for Dino is less than 10 minutes, and we're strapped into the jeeps of doom in no time. Again, I'm fully expecting the boys to be hesitant, especially Aaron, who rode it one other time a couple of years ago.  Again, I'm floored by how they did with the ride!!! I think they were somewhat predisposed at the two girls in front of us screaming their heads off non-stop throughout the entire ride. Don't believe me? Check out the pic (or, rather, the video of the pic):




I also loved hearing the girl behind us teasing her boyfriend about nearly screaming at the end. Better her than me…that guy likely would have crushed me if I said anything! Anyways, we've got ourselves a couple of daredevils here with Aaron and Eric. I can't wait to see how they do on the Tower of Terror on Sunday (that's foreshadowing, for those who didn't catch that).



From Dinoland we make our way over to Camp Minnie-Mickey to see one of my favorites that we didn't do the last trip…FOTLK. We're getting there a bit later than anticipated, so I didn't think that we'd be anywhere near the floor. We got put into the elephant section (go ahead, Lodgers…let me have it), high up…about 10 rows up, on the end of the row. Aaron is giving a little attitude, thinking that he's too big for this. I nearly tell him to find his way back to the resort himself but think twice about it.


The show starts in all its color and glory, and the boys' attitudes change in no time.

Okay, so maybe we weren't that high up...that's actually a pretty good vantage point, though I doubt there's a bad seat in the house.

I video a lot of it, but you simply have to be in the theater yourself to get a true sense of the colors and the atmosphere in there. 

While I like the entire show and all of the music, Be Prepared is one of my favorite parts.  And, yes, I know that some of these videos are a bit longer, but, if you're a Lion King fan, you'll like them!



Yep…the boys got in the parade!

(Note...I'm still uploading the will be posted ASAP)


We all left smiling and talking about the show…things are just going great. The only thing missing was my adopted family…they were nowhere to be seen.