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History of Star Tours and Star Wars in the Disney Parks - Episode 44

History of Star Tours and Star Wars in the Disney Parks - Episode 44

July 22, 2019

Episode #44!

History of Star Tours and Star Wars in the Disney Parks - Episode 44

We discuss the history of Star Tours, other Star Wars experiences in the Disney Parks and our love for those things with special guests on episode 44 of Disney Discussions.

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[00:00] Introductions

[01:40] Welcome to Episode #44

[2:24] History of Star Tours 1.0

[12:11] What do you love about Star Tours - Part 1

[17:03] Star Tours The Adventure Continues

[32:31] What do you love about Star Tours - Part 2

[42:05] Other Star Wars experiences in the parks

[47:33] Favorite Star Wars experience in the Disney Parks

[1:02:10] Thanks for listening

[1:03:31] Fun!

Special thanks to these Disney Creators the contributed to this episode!

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What Star Wars Means to us Part 1 - Episode 43

What Star Wars Means to us Part 1 - Episode 43

July 8, 2019

Episode #43!

What Star Wars Means to us? - Part 1

We discuss the Star Wars movies and what they mean to us and our special guests on episode 43 of Disney Discussions.

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[00:00] Introductions
[02:09] The Original Trilogy
[11:49] The Prequels
[16:24] New sponsor - Jabba's Pizza the Hutt
[16:47] The Disney Era Movies
[32:13] Our Favorite Star Wars Characters
[47:42] Another new sponsor - Skywalker shoes
[47:57] What does Star Wars means to you?
[1:07:38] Thanks for listening
[1:08:58] Fun

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Episode 626: Stitch takes over the podcast!

Episode 626: Stitch takes over the podcast!

May 4, 2019

Episode #626!

Stitch takes over the podcast and talks about the upcoming Disney Lego minifigures, a cool Mickey Mouse graphic novel he got, and lots of Disney character trivia.

[00:12] Aloha!

[01:00] Media news! Lego Disney Characters

[02:30] Stitch reviews a Mickey Mouse graphic novel

[04:39] Stitch answers some questions

[07:11] Disney Character Trivia

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Our Dream Birthday Day at Walt Disney World, Captain Marvel Review, and a Disney Quiz - Episode 41

Our Dream Birthday Day at Walt Disney World, Captain Marvel Review, and a Disney Quiz - Episode 41

April 20, 2019

We discuss our dream birthday day at Walt Disney World, we review Captain Marvel, and take a Disney Quiz on episode 41 of Disney Discussions.

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[00:11] Our Favorite Marvel Movies

[00:45] Introductions

[03:25] We briefly discuss the Star Wars Episode IX teaser

[03:54] We review Captain Marvel

[11:01] Main Topic - Our Dream Walt Disney World Day 

  • [11:44] Our Hotel pick 
  • [12:32] Breakfast! 
  • [14:04] What character are we meeting? 
  • [15:16] Our First ride of the Day 
  • [16:25] The second ride 
  • [19:00] Third ride 
  • [21:25] We pick a WDW show for our perfect day 
  • [23:02] Night show pick 
  • [23:51] Snack time! 
  • [24:21] Lunch pick! 
  • [26:39] We pick our favorite dinner 
  • [27:32] The Souvenir we buy our self 

[28:44] Question of the Week: 
What are the three rides you'd pick for your perfect Walt Disney World day?

[29:08] Find us online!

[29:46] I was on episode #165 of the Mouse Knows Best Podcast talking about Marvel and Disney 
http://bit.ly/dd_tmkb165

[30:09] We take a Disney Trivia Quiz

[43:29] Podcast Reviews

 

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Youtube Video: Lego Steamboat Willie set unboxing and timelapse

Youtube Video: Lego Steamboat Willie set unboxing and timelapse

April 9, 2019

Watch as we unbox and put together the Lego Steamboat Willie set celebrating Mickey Mouse's 90th anniversary!

 

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Discussion

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Discussion

March 18, 2019

We discuss everything you need to know about the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror on episode 40 of Disney Discussions.

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Introductions - Favorite part of the Tower of Terror

“You are the listeners on a most uncommon podcast about to ascend into your very own episode of… Disney Discussions. One stormy night long ago, a man and his 2 boys stepped through the door of an elevator and into a nightmare.
That door is opening once again, and this time it’s opening for you. “

“You are about to discover what lies beyond the fifth dimension, beyond the deepest, darkest corner of the imagination… in the Tower of Terror. “

How the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror came to be.

We hear from Jacob and David from the Kingdom 2 Kingdom Podcast about their love for the Tower of Terror 
Kingdom to Kingdom on twitter

Jared and Jamie from Capture the Magic Podcast share their love and hate of the ride. 
Capture the Magic Podcast

All about the ride system.

Jeremy from the Main Street Magic and Dis Dudes podcasts shares a memory and reason why he loves the Tower of Terror 
Main Street Magic Podcast 
Dis Dudes Podcast

Their have been many changes to Tower of Terror over the years.

Trent and Jenni from Disney DNA Podcast share a family memory of the ride. 
Disney DNA podcast

We walk through the ride with ride audio

Samantha and Justin from the Monday Morning Monorail podcast share their love for the Tower of Terror and the Twilight Zone TV show. 
Monday Morning Monorail Podcast

Matt Merlino from the Love of the Mouse podcast talks about his first ride. 
Love of the Mouse podcast

Fun facts from the ride.

Michael and Craig from the Connect with Walt podcast share about their love of Tower and Terror and a few fun facts. 
Connecting with Walt podcast

Disney Dan has a funny story from Mission Breakout, the Tower of Terror replacement in California Adventure. 
Disney Dan on youtube

 

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New Star wars Galaxy’s Edge info and Guesting on the Disney DNA podcast - Mini Episode

New Star wars Galaxy’s Edge info and Guesting on the Disney DNA podcast - Mini Episode

February 28, 2019

New Star wars Galaxy's Edge info and Guesting on the Disney DNA podcast - Mini Episode

We briefly discuss the plethora of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge details as well as my being a guest on the Disney DNA podcast.

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I was on episode #195 of the Disney DNA podcast talking about the latest Epcot announcements.

First-of-its-Kind Play Pavilion, New Park Entrance Part of Epcot’s Historic Transformation - Source

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Star Wars Galaxy's Edge details:

  • 27 THINGS WE LEARNED ABOUT STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE - Source
  • Hondo Audio-Animatronic from Smuggler’s Run in Star Wars – Galaxy’s Edge in Action, List of Batuu’s Major AA Figures - Source
  • More Backstory Details Revealed for Batuu; Learn About Sectors, Inhabitants and More of Black Spire Outpost in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge - Source
  • New Details of Rise of the Resistance Ride Emerge, Including Partial Synopsis for Star Wars – Galaxy’s Edge - Source
  • Play Disney Parks App Will Allow Guests To Interact With Droids, Take Jobs, Hack and Translate Throughout Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge - Source
  • New Details Released for Millennium Falcon – Smuggler’s Run Ride in Star Wars – Galaxy’s Edge - Source
  • Every Shop and New Merchandise Revealed for Star Wars – Galaxy’s Edge; Droid Depot, Resistance Supply, and More! - Source
  • Sneak Peek of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Released, Including Full Menus, Merchandise, and Ride Walkthroughs - Source
  • Docking Bay 7, Ronto’s Roasters, Kat Sakas’s Kettle Restaurants Revealed, Full Food & Drink Menus for Star Wars – Galaxy’s Edge - Source

 

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Winter 2018 Disney (mostly) Movie Reviews

Winter 2018 Disney (mostly) Movie Reviews

February 6, 2019

We review the mostly Disney movies we saw over the Winter, which include Ralph Breaks the Internet, Mary Poppins Returns, Spider-man into the Spiderverse, and Aquaman on the episode 39 of Disney Discussions.

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Introductions - Favorite Mickey Mouse short

Welcome!

Media News:

  • ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Sequel In The Works - Source
  • This year Disney’s The Little Mermaid is celebrating its 30th anniversary! In honor of this achievement, our favorite fins-to-feet story is being officially added into the Walt Disney Signature Collection! - Source
  • Disney Announces Live Action Remake of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” - Source
  • Marvel Journeys to Batuu in New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Comic - Source

DisneyLand news:

  • Disneyland Resort Rolls Out Monumental Ticket Price Increases Ahead of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening - Source
  • First Look at Mickey’s Mix Magic, Disneyland’s New Nighttime Spectacular - Source
  • Zootopia-themed Land Announced for Shanghai Disneyland - Source

Walt Disney World News:

  • Start Your Engines! Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy Sets Opening Date - Source
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live! Returning; New “Lion King”-Themed Tree of Life Awakenings Coming This Summer - Source
  • 'Star Wars : Rise of the Resistance' Ride Rumored To Be 28 Minute Experience; New Details Emerge - Source
  • The Edna Mode Experience Meet and Greet Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios - Source
  • Maleficent Returns to Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade at Walt Disney World Resort - Source

Main Topic
We review:

  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Spider-man : into the Spiderverse
  • Aquaman

Disney Trivia:
How Well Do You Know Under the Sea ~ Journey Of The Little Mermaid?
https://ift.tt/2OZe26E

Question of the week:
What was your favorite Disney event in 2018? Whether it was a Disney movie, Park event or anything.
Bonus question: What are you most looking forward to in the world of Disney for 2019?

This week’s question:

 

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A look back at Disney in 2018 and a look forward to Disney in 2019

A look back at Disney in 2018 and a look forward to Disney in 2019

January 10, 2019

We look back at Disney in 2018 and a look forward to Disney in 2019 on episode 38 of Disney Discussions.

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[00:12] Introductions - Favorite Experience about our podcast in 2018
[00:46] Welcome!
[01:11] Happy New Year and what we got for Christmas

[06:23] Media News:
Disney Looking To Reboot “The Pirates Of The Caribbean” Franchise - Source
New Star Wars and Marvel Series Announced for Disney+ Streaming Service - Source

[07:58] DisneyLand news:
Disneyland Officially Cancels Plans for 4th Resort Hotel - Source
Mickey’s Mix Magic and Mickey’s Soundsational Parade Coming to Disneyland in January 2019 - Source

[08:45] Walt Disney World News:
New Attractions Coming to Epcot Announced at Destination D - Source
New Epcot and Character-Based Nighttime Shows Will Replace IllumiNations in 2019 and 2020 - Source
“Wonderful World Of Animation” Nighttime Show Coming To Hollywood Studios May 2019 - Source
Summer 2019 Free Dining Plan Offer Now Available for Walt Disney World
Disney World Offering Up to 30 Percent Off Rooms With Latest Offer

[15:00] Main Topic
[15:11] Disney in 2018
Movies:
February 16 - Black Panther
March 9 - A Wrinkle in Time
April 27 - Avengers: Infinity War
May 25 - Solo: A Star Wars Story
June 15 - Incredibles 2
July 6 - Ant-Man and the Wasp
August 3 - Christopher Robin
November 2 - The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
November 21 - Ralph Breaks the Internet
December 19 - Mary Poppins Returns

Theme Park:
Stitch's Great Escape! is a temporarily closed at Magic Kingdom.
Half of Paradise Pier closed at Disney California Adventure.
California Screamin' closed to make way for the Incredicoaster.
Mickey's Fun Wheel closed and was renamed Pixar Pal-A-Round.
Games of the Boardwalk closed temporarily.
Ariel's Grotto closed.
Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable closed at Epcot.
It's Tough to Be a Bug! closed at Disney California Adventure
Pixar Fest event began until September 3.
Pixar Play Parade premiered at Disneyland until November 4.
Together Forever: A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular premiered at Disneyland.
Disney's Animal Kingdom celebrated its 20th anniversary.
UP! A Great Bird Adventure premiered.
Incredible Summer event began at Walt Disney World until September 3.
Super Party Time premiered at Magic Kingdom.
Donald's Dino-Bash! opened at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Live! premiered at Epcot until August 19.
Pixar Pier opened at Disney California Adventure. The other half of Paradise Pier renamed as Paradise Gardens Park.
Pixar Place closed at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Toy Story Land opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Disney Junior - Live on Stage! had its final performance at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
A Bug's Land closed at Disney California Adventure to make way for a Super Heroes Land.
Rafiki's Planet Watch closed at Disney's Animal Kingdom, but it will reopen in Spring 2019
Move It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street Party had its final performance at Magic Kingdom.
Tropical Hideaway opened at Disneyland.
Disney Junior Dance Party premiered at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

[24:45] 2019
Movies:
March 8 - Captain Marvel
March 29 - Dumbo
April 17 - Penguins
April 26 - Avengers: Endgame
May 24 - Aladdin
June 21 - Toy Story 4
July 5 - Spider-Man: Far From Home
July 19 - The Lion King
August 9 - Artemis Fowl
November 22 - Frozen 2
December 20 - Star Wars Episode IX

Disney+ will debut, featuring:
Ink & Paint, a documentary series about women in animation.
Stargirl
A new High School Musical show.[8]
A new Muppets series.
The Mandalorian, a live-action Star Wars series.[9]
A television spin-off based on Monsters, Inc.
Lady and the Tramp
The Sword in the Stone
High School Musical 4

Parks:
Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party will premiere at Magic Kingdom.
Party with Pixar Pals event began at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Mickey's Soundsational Parade will return to Disneyland with new elements.
Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy will premiere at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Rafiki's Planet Watch will reopen at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Disney Movie Magic will have its final performance at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Disney's Hollywood Studios will celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Wonderful World of Animation will premiere at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will open at Disneyland.
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will have its final performance at Epcot
A Lion King Celebration
Disney’s Coronado Springs Hotel Expansion
Disney’s Riviera Resort
Epcot Forever will premiere at Epcot until 2020.
Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway will open at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Disney’s Skyliner Opens
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will open at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

[42:40] Disney Trivia:

[47:20] Question of the week:
Your favorite version of Mickey
What's your Favorite Disney Christmas Movie?

This week’s question:
What are you most looking forward to in 2019 that's Disney related

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Trip report of our First Disney Cruise

Trip report of our First Disney Cruise

November 27, 2018

We have our trip report of our first Disney Cruise on episode 37 of Disney Discussions.

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[00:13] Introductions - Favorite Experience on the Disney Cruise
[00:42] Welcome!
[01:07] We give a detailed report on our First Disney Cruise

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[54:10] Question of the week:
This week’s question:
What's your Favorite Disney Christmas Movie?

 

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