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Episode #406 - a look back at a trip in 2008

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Episode #407 - Fort Wilderness Railroad
This is a look back to the fort wilderness railroad that ran through the campground. You can watch my lost & found episode on the railroad here: Episode 31: The Fort Wilderness Railroad https://youtu.be/WDqr6MQWSeI and as for critical race theory, here is something for your reading pleasure: https://www.edweek.org/leadership/what-is-critical-race-theory-and-why-is-it-under-attack/2021/05
26:11
July 31, 2021
Episode #406 - a look back at a trip in 2008
My mom handed me a photo album from 2008. I reminisce about the trip.
24:06
July 15, 2021
Episode #405 - Jack Wagner
Jack Wagner’s voice was iconic in Disneyland, and carried forward to disney world. I talk about him and have some audio clips of his, for you.
28:08
July 5, 2021
Episode #404 - laundry services
This episode focuses on central laundry at Walt Disney world. It’s a little unusual but there’s a story here of course!
17:26
June 17, 2021
Episode #403 - Congratulations graduates!
In what now is annual tradition, here’s a commencement address for newly minted graduates!
13:32
May 28, 2021
Episodes #401 & #402 - 20 questions about the magic
A few years ago, a listener sent some questions about quantifying the magic. I decided to answer the questions on a podcast.
48:14
May 9, 2021
Episodes #399 & #400 - Kilimanjaro safaris
Today, I take a dive into the safari and some of its history and then I play audio from the trip into the Savannah.
51:26
April 18, 2021
Episode #398 - dear diary...
I found an old diary I had, in which I recorded a trip to Disney in the 70s. I share what 11-year-old me wrote about the trip.
36:45
March 30, 2021
Episode #397 - Another pause in my podcast
Things in the world have again gotten interesting and I feel a need to step away from podcasting for a short time.
17:22
February 14, 2021
Episode #396 the house of magic
There was this interesting shop along Main Street in both Disneyland and in Walt Disney world which was something of a magic shop. I talk about it.
30:48
February 6, 2021
Episodes #394 & #395 - The times. They are changing
Disney has announced a series of moves that would indicate a very different future for disney parks. Fast pass, annual passes, park hopping, reservations, magic bands, and even the magical express provide some clues. I’m talking about it. What are your thoughts? Email me, tweet me, or drop a voice message
40:50
January 23, 2021
Episode #393 - The Hall of Presidents
Today, I present to you the audio from the current show, minus the speaking part at the end. I explain what’s up with that.
35:07
January 20, 2021
Episode #392 - SpectroMagic
I present to you the music from spectromagic, along with a little bit of the parades history. I also report on a rumor about the carousel of progress.
33:01
January 13, 2021
Episodes #390 & #391 - my commentary on Abigail Disney’s thoughts about the company.
Abigail Disney (granddaughter of Walt’s brother, Roy) has been in the news recently as a critic of the Disney Company.  I wanted to discuss some of her comments and expand on them a bit with my own thoughts. This podcast contains clips from "The Business" which is hosted by KCRW.  They have a great show, and I encourage you to check out their work.  Specifically, the two episodes with Abigail Disney are here.  Part 1: https://www.kcrw.com/culture/shows/the-business/abigail-disney  Part2: https://www.kcrw.com/culture/shows/the-business/disney-future-banter/abigail-disney-part-2
47:09
December 28, 2020
Episodes #388 & #389 - random information and news from around Walt Disney World.
News comes at us quickly these days as disney adapts to a new normal. I talk about a number of things that caught my attention over the last little while
40:39
December 7, 2020
Episodes #386 & #387 - The Living Seas
This is a retrospective of the epcot pavilion The Living Seas. It opened a few years after epcot, but it was a marvel of sorts and fit in thematically with the nature of epcot in that part of future world. I talk about the history and how it became what it is today.
55:34
November 21, 2020
Episode #385 - a few updates on disney
I’ve got a few things to talk about; a collection of things that are on my mind right now.
27:15
November 10, 2020
Episodes #383 & #384 - Wedway PeopleMover
Walt Disney had a plan for urban design - and a central theme was how to get people around his city of tomorrow.  He envisioned monorails for longer trips, and a peoplemover for local circuits.  The WED designers laid out plans for both, and prototyped the people mover in DIsneyLand before it opened in Florida.  It is a clever and innovative means of transportation that never seemed to catch on.  I talk about it, and play the audio tracks that were on the attraction over the years.
01:04:33
October 17, 2020
Episode #382 - a bit of news to report
Disney lays off 28,000. The pandemic rages on. Changes are coming to movies and movie distribution. It’s the end of the NBA bubble. Nah. There isn’t much to talk about at all.
28:35
October 7, 2020
Episode #381 - cranium command
This is a look back at a fun attraction that existed in the wonders of life. It was film, multi media, and audio animatronics assembled in a theater to tell a story.
36:43
September 29, 2020
Episode #380 - pressed coins
This podcast gives a brief history to pressed pennies at Disney parks, and I talk about my iOS app for finding and collecting pressed pennies.
23:14
September 19, 2020
Episode #379 - a drive by disney world.
I happened to be in Orlando a week or so ago, and took a short drive around property. It was interesting to say the least, so I talk about it. I’m also introducing a new segment I’m calling “one little spark” as kind of a call to action for things we can do to be more engaged in societal issues.
21:50
September 7, 2020
Episode #378 - some updates about disney and disney parks
This episode is an update on some of the news around the Walt Disney company. Espn, disneys entertainment business and theme parks all get a nod. And I play an interview with Josh D’amaro which is from the US Travel Association. Listen to the Dow Report here: https://www.ustravel.org/toolkit/dow-report
37:04
August 27, 2020
Episode #377 - This is a podcast about my dad.
Thank you for listening. The music included in this episode is copyright of disney, and I sincerely hope they don’t mind its use in this context. The obituary I wrote: http://disneyworldpodcast.net/pete/
31:10
August 5, 2020
Episode #376 - A few thoughts about where things stand....
Disney has some good going on. But this virus? It’s dangerous and returning to a theme park doesn’t seem like a winning idea.
33:43
July 10, 2020
Episode #375a - congratulations graduates!
A kind of, sort of commencement speech from dave.
09:17
May 16, 2020
Episode #375 - a pause in my podcast
I’m going to take a break from podcasting for a while. Consider it like I’m temporarily closed, much like the resort. I tell you about my decision.
16:19
May 9, 2020
Episode #374 - managing through closures
I gave up my annual pass. And at the moment, things are looking not-so-rosy for theme parks in the immediate future - because there’s still a lot of uncertainty.  I listened in to the 2Q earnings call, and have something to say about what I heard. And of course, I’ve got some more thoughts about it. Plus I hit on a couple of news items that are a little less serious.  Lost (& Found) episode #32 discovery island https://youtu.be/8-88NbS3tss
29:02
May 6, 2020
Episode #373 - Epcot Entrance Music
Today, I have for you the original entrance area music, which played from 1982-2001 in future world. It set the tone for what futureworld was, and carried on the music from the pavilions. Enjoy!
36:08
April 29, 2020
Episode #372 - thoughts about closures, and disneys future in general.
I delve into the place we’re in as a nation and a world. I consider how disney really is at the epicenter of everything.
37:03
April 22, 2020
Episodes #370 & #371 - the music of mainstreet.
As we roll through another week, I thought I’d provide a little fun - here’s the background music loop that was played along mainstreet from about 1989 until 2012. Of course (as always) there’s a little story to tell. Enjoy!
01:12:39
April 16, 2020
Episode #369 - assorted thoughts and a visit to Walt Disney world during the closure
I took an opportunity to pass by the resort because I wanted to see for myself what it looked like...it was surreal almost like it came from Stephen King’s The Stand. So I talk about what I saw, and have some updates on what’s going on.  Finally, I play the audio from the 1987 resort tv loop, for your enjoyment.
37:11
April 8, 2020
Episode #368 - some updates about Disney World
The parks remain closed for now, but there’s news to report in any case. I take you through it. And then play some audio that is kind of fun.
30:38
April 2, 2020
Episodes #366 & #367 - some of my favorite musical themes
I present to you my top 20 catchy themes from around disney world. Most of these are older, and many are gone now, but they’re all memorable. Come on a little musical journey around the magic kingdom and Epcot.
59:13
March 27, 2020
Episodes #364 & #365 - Sonny Eclipse
Sonny is an audio animatronic fictional alien who plays daily at cosmic rays starlight cafe in Tomorrowland in the magic kingdom. Come and take a listen to the little story of the location and hear his audio.  Plus, there's a bonus on here! I play the audio from the galactic pay phone that is (used to be?) outside of the Peoplemover.
39:06
March 19, 2020
Episode #363 - the Contemporary
On this episode, I spend a moment talking about closures, but then move on to talking about the Contemporary, its construction, and the Mary Blair mural on the central pillar. I figure we can all use a break from the every day....
20:55
March 13, 2020
Episode #362 - shakeup at Disney? Big deal or Nah?
Bob Iger stepped down. The coronavirus forced the closure of two parks. Streaming continues to evolve. There’s a lot to talk about! But to answer the question in the title, I vote "nah"....there are concerns, but nothing specific, today.
28:51
February 29, 2020
Episode #361 - why I love Disney
Joining me on the show is Craig Folsom who hosts the eponymous show. We talk about why we love Disney. Come along, and have a listen to us talking about our experiences.  Visit Craig @ https://anchor.fm/disney_why
27:12
February 17, 2020
Episode #360 - has it really been 10 years?!
If you’ll indulge me, I spend some time talking about *me*, how I got here, and how I’ve seen things change.  My first show aired February 8, 2010. And I simply can’t believe I’ve managed to make it this far.  It’s been a great ride, and I can’t wait to see where I go next!
24:22
February 7, 2020
Episode #359 - Canada far and wide
Disney updated the show with new camera shots and a new narration featuring Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy. I present some info and the attraction audio.  Incidentally, the new version of the Canada song was performed by Eva Avila, a Québécois. Circlevision History Canada Pavilion
25:28
January 26, 2020
Episode #358 - "Sue" in the Animal Kingdom
I take a look back a the history of Sue at Animal Kingdom.  Its an interesting tale that moved the preparation to the Animal Kingdom.   You can watch my lost and found story about it below: View the episode A blog about the fossil prep lab: http://preplounge.blogspot.com/2009/12/this-day-in-paleontology-history.html
21:51
January 9, 2020
Episode #357 - comments about the Star Wars franchise
I give you my perspective on the “state of the franchise” now that we’ve reached the end of the new trilogy. There are some spoilers in here but this is more my general feelings about where it stands, than it is about one movie.
27:05
December 29, 2019
Episode #356 - a visit to the parks
I had a chance to visit again last week, and wanted to talk about my experiences, what I saw, share some thoughts, and bring you along.
32:06
December 23, 2019
Episode #355 - Top 10 snacks around WDW
I go beyond popcorn and Mickey bars to share with you some of my favorite snacks around the resort.  1. Beignet with Dipping Sauce @ Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory – Port Orleans French Quarter  2. Citrus swirl @ aloha isle magic kingdom  3. Conch Fritters @ Gurgling Suitcase – Old Key West Resort  4. Bavarian Mickey Pretzel @ Baseline Tap House - Hollywood Studios .  5. Anything @ boullangerie pastiserie - epcot  6. Pesto garlic knots @ Pinocchio village house - magic kingdom  7. Naan with dipping sauce @ landscape flavors - art of animation  8. Sushi @ Japan - epcot  9. Totchos @ woodys - Hollywood studios  10. Samosa @ Mr Kamal’s - Animal kingdom  My popcorn recipe is in show #90:  Link
22:36
December 5, 2019
Episode #354 - your questions, answered.
Dave is back to answer your disney questions. Traveling over the summer, sorcerers of the magic kingdom, the chicken exit from attractions, fireworks, and more! I’ve got a few nuggets tucked in here as well. https://thesorcerersapp.wordpress.com/how-to-play-sorcerers-of-the-magic-kingdom/
30:51
November 21, 2019
Episodes #352 & #353 - a visit to the world
I made a recent trip to the parks and I’m here to break it down. I’ve got 4 parts - food & wine, the disney skyliner, galaxys edge, and some thoughts about construction.
39:13
October 28, 2019
Episode #351 - John Lennon, the Beatles, and the Lost Weekend
On this episode, I tell the tale of the visit by John Lennon to Walt Disney World, during which the Beatles were dissolved.  Its a tale that doesn't get enough press, and I thought I'd share it.   You can check out the video I made in my Lost & Found Series:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm8tDZj120U May Pang's photos can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Instamatic-Karma-Photographs-John-Lennon/dp/B002N2XEJC
17:19
October 2, 2019
Episode #350 - a look at some of Disney's media relationships
Disney has a complex media empire.  I take a look at a couple of items in the news that caught my attention that bring that mind.  It includes some lawsuits, Star Wars, Spider Man, and more.  Plus I take a look at Freeform TV and explore its history.
22:17
September 14, 2019
Episode #349 - Updates from D23, and my thoughts.
I didn't attend D23, but I got all the updates...and I have some thoughts about it all.  Epcot is about to undergo a major overhaul, and while I think its "needed," it changes the very nature of the park.  Plus, there were plenty of other updates that I talk about.  I hope I don't come off as negative - I have strong feelings about the legacy and history, and I feel like the company isn't about that anymore...   Of course, I'm still interested in the history and that's why I started this YouTube Channel! Lost and Found in Walt Disney World. http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw YouTube direct link
30:16
August 28, 2019
Episode #348 - an almost visit to Galaxy's Edge
I was in the Orlando area last week, and made an effort to see Galaxy's Edge - but it didn't work out (sadly).  I talk about my time in the area, and about Star Wars Galaxy's Edge - and the emphasis on the newer episodes.  I have a theory about why this is, and it is really just a guess.  Thought I'd share my thoughts.
21:01
August 22, 2019
Episode #347 - The Walt Disney Radio Information station
For the first 25 years the Disney World Resort was open, they had an AM radio station (several actually) that broadcast information about the resort - from park hours to special events to things to do.  I talk about the broadcast, and play some clips for you.  Hope you enjoy! http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw YouTube direct link
23:31
August 13, 2019
Episode #346 - your questions answered
It's time to answer some of your Disney-related questions.  Should I go for rope drop or stay late? What effect will Galaxy's Edge have on my visit?  Can I upgrade a ticket? And a short primer on FastPass+ FastPass+ guide mentioned in the podcast: https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=835236  Don't forget about my video series: Lost and Found in WDW http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g Hit me up on Twitter anytime @DisneyView
23:42
July 26, 2019
Episode #345 - my summer vacation, and how it relates to Disney
We went on a summer trip up to the Smokey Mountains.  I had no expectation that I would see or do anything that related back to Disney.  But of course, I was wrong.  I seem to always have this lens that is on the lookout for Disney-related things. And I saw a bunch that I call out in this podcast. The Gargoyle at Denver InternationaL https://youtu.be/fKVOtx7Blfk Glass blowing: https://youtu.be/BKOaRdxFfRk Don't forget about my video series: Lost and Found in WDW http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw YouTube direct link And hit me up on Twitter anytime @DisneyView
25:41
July 11, 2019
Episode #344 - Star Wars Galaxy's Edge
I haven't made it out to DisneyLand to see Galaxy's Edge, but I have watched a lot of videos and read a lot of blog posts about the new land - so I thought it'd be fun to provide my own perspective.  I'll be honest and say I don't love what I see so far....but there's still time to make some adjustments before it opens at Disney World. Of course, remember to checkout my video series, Lost and Found in WDW! http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw And hit me up on Twitter anytime @DisneyView
24:32
June 20, 2019
Episode #343 - The Disney Skyway
Long before the Disney Skyliner, there was another skyway at the Disney theme parks (DisneyLand, the Magic Kingdom, and Tokyo DisneyLand).  I talk about the design, how it worked, and reminisce a little about riding it. In the show I mention Bob Gurr. You can find the show he appeared on here: https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e3m1r3 Hope you enjoy this look back in history.
15:57
June 7, 2019
Episode #342 - Managing Hotels
Disney had never managed hotels before, but they decided to get into the business when they opened Walt Disney World.  I take a look back at Disney getting into the hotel business in central Florida.  There are two parts - the addition of hotels along Hotel Plaza Blvd, and the Hilton Inn South that taught the new Cast Members how to run a hotel. Two of my videos (Episodes #10 & #16) cover some of this story as well. Of course, remember to checkout my video series, Lost and Found in WDW! http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw YouTube direct link And hit me up on Twitter anytime @DisneyView
23:09
May 18, 2019
Episode #341 - my thoughts about another visit
As I intended to, I visited Walt Disney World last week, and spent a couple of days doing some fun things.  Hopefully, I caught some of the things you asked me for....by far my favorite part of this visit was people watching: we had some amusing interactions. I also give you some updates about construction (there's a lot), talk about the monorail, and share some observations. We also had a chance to see the Blue Angels and I was churro guy! Hope you enjoy! Of course, remember to checkout my video series, Lost and Found in WDW! http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw YouTube direct link And hit me up on Twitter anytime @DisneyView
33:25
May 7, 2019
Episode #340 - a couple of personal updates, and some updates about Disney
On this episode, I've got some personal updates - I share a couple of interactions with Guest Services online, and talk about my podcast move.    Then its on to Disney updates - the Gondola system, a temporary replacement for Illuminations, Star Wars updates, and some info on Vegetarian/Vegan Dining.  Picture from the KingdomInsider Vegan Disney World did a nice writeup about the brochures I mention in the podcast - its so new not all of them are printed yet! And of course, remember to checkout my video series, Lost and Found in WDW! http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw YouTube direct link And hit me up on Twitter anytime @DisneyView
31:14
April 18, 2019
Episode #339 - Disney & Data
    Overview:  I was giving some thought to one big reason Disney is successful, and that's "big data" - Disney uses a wealth of information to help you to have a magical time. I explore the concept on this podcast. Notes: On a future show, I'll have to delve into more of how this data is used. Don't forget to checkout my video series: Lost and Found at WDW!   http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g 
23:52
April 8, 2019
Episode #338 - news and updates from around WDW
    Overview:  Today’s main theme is the announcements about  Star Wars Galaxys Edge. We have dates, and know many of the shthings that will appear in the land.  Plus, I’ve got some other news and notes to share. Notes: Galaxy's Edge will either be terrific or it will merit a yawn....hard to say which....but they've invested a lot of time and effort (not to mention money) into the parks to make it happen, and the sheer size is massive.  So it certainly has the potential.  I can't wait to see it. My pressed pennies app for iOS is now available for free.  Hope you enjoy! Pressed Penny app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wdw-pressed-penny/id712615447?mt=8 Checkout my YouTube channel: lost & found in Walt Disney World.  http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g
26:26
April 8, 2019
Episode #337 - storytelling, the passing of Dave Smith, and changes to legislation
     Overview:  I’ve got a couple of personal tales to tell along the way - about a trivia contest I was in, and a friend’s question about a birthday celebration.  Then, I talk a little about Dave Smith and his recent passing, and some proposed changes to state legislation that could impact Walt Disney world.  Notes: IMHO Dave Smith was a Disney legend for the way he preserved history.   Of course, you can learn more about the history of Disney’s relationship with the state in my video series: lost and found in WDW!  http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g
27:38
April 8, 2019
Episode #336 -Soundsation at the Disney MGM Studios
    Overview:  Back in 1989, the Disney MGM Studios opened as a real working movie studio. They let us in on some movie making secrets and featured some cool little shows that showed how things work. Soundsation was a booth where you could hear Holophonic sound. I explore the history and play the audio for you. Notes: This was a simple pleasure. So technically simple, yet very powerful in its presentation. Checkout my YouTube channel: lost & found in Walt Disney World.  http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g
17:33
April 8, 2019
Episode #335 - an update on Lost and Found at Disney World
  Overview:  Today's episode is a look at my YouTube series Lost and Found at Walt Disney World.  I talk a little about behind the scenes.  I give a sense of what I am doing with the series.  And I tell you about the episodes that are currently available.  I hope you'll check out the series! http://yt.vu/+LostFoundWdW  Notes: As I mention in the podcast, these videos are fun to make.  I'm really enjoying it. Don’t forget about my video series: lost and found in WDW! http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g
21:45
April 8, 2019
Episode #334 - A quick visit and a look at Wreck-it-Ralph
  Overview:  I had a chance to visit over the holidays, so I talk about that experience - and mildly rant about the holiday experience at Disney (for me, personally, its too much, but that's just my opinion).  And I provide a review of Ralph Breaks the Internet.   Notes: The audio quality is less than perfect, and I apologize for that up front.  :)  Seems I had an issue with the microphone I was using.  By the way the picture is me in front of the purple wall. Oh and....I got my son to try the Beverly.  That was ... amusing.   Don’t forget about my video series: lost and found in WDW! http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g
23:59
April 8, 2019
Episode #333 - Vegetarian Dining at Walt Disney World
  Overview:  Today, I take a look around to see what's cooking - literally. I'm on a quest to find vegetarian dining at all 4 theme parks, and in some resorts. Here's to hoping you take some time on your next trip to check out some of these terrific options! Notes: Its not all that hard to find really good (and tasty!) vegetarian options around the parks at counter service restaurants.  And even vegan options are popping up more and more. As I noted in the podcast, when in doubt about any ingredients for vegetarian reasons or allergies, just ask! >>  I listened to the podcast and realized I made an editing error while in the animal kingdom. Oops. >> I start talking about the vegetable stack at the harambe market then suddenly switch to restaurantasaurus to talk about the black bean burger. >> Then switch back to the stack and back again. >> I must have dragged an edit in error. My bad. 😜 Don’t forget about my video series: lost and found in WDW! http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g
33:09
April 8, 2019
Episode #332: the Golden Horseshoe
  Overview:  Today’s podcast is a tribute to the Golden Horseshoe which begat the Diamond Horseshoe at WDW which begat the Tokyo Disneyland version of the Golden Horseshoe. I talk about it’s history, what Walt created, and Disney Legends Betty Taylor (aka Slu Foot Sue) and Wally Boag (aka Pecos Bill). Notes: I find it intriguing how much Walt loved the old west and included many elements at DisneyLand. I wanted to point out that while it’s clearly a “saloon” and modeled as such, Walt was careful to have Slu Foot Sue refer to it as a “cafe” The audio of Wally Boag as Jose is pulled from the “barker bird” who sat outside the Tiki Room for many years. Here’s Walt and Lillian’s anniversary party. Don’t forget about my video series: lost and found in WDW! http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g
32:16
April 8, 2019
Episode #331 - a dose of Disney News
  Overview:  Today, I have a look at some off-the-beaten path Disney news, sprinkled in among stories that may be a little more familiar.  Tune in and enjoy! Notes: I include thoughts about Club 33, a lawsuit against Disney, a few guest-related issues, and things like that.  I wanted to try something different this week.  Let me know what you think! Checkout my YouTube channel: lost & found in Walt Disney World.  http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g
22:38
April 8, 2019
Episode #330 - A visit to "the World"
  Overview:  I visited Walt Disney World in late October as part of my annual tradition of enjoying the Food and Wine Festival.  This time, I went at it alone, but made new friends as I went to various booths.  And since I was there, I visited all the parks to check out construction activities, see what was new, and to of course ride a few favorite attractions. Notes: I had some fun hanging around, working on my video series, and enjoying some food!  I noticed with iOS12 my iPhone automatically added a location name to each recording, which was pretty slick.  And except for one recording, it was accurate.  The one that was wrong was when I was near the Tusker House in the Animal Kingdom.  For some reason, it said the recording was "Restroom" which I thought was pretty amusing. Checkout my YouTube channel: lost & found in Walt Disney World.  http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g
33:40
April 8, 2019
Episode #329 - Food Rocks
 Overview:  In 1993, Nestle took over as the title sponsor for The Land.  One of the changes they made was to close The Kitchen Kabaret, ending the run of veggie, veggie, fruit, fruit.  In March of 1994, Food Rocks was opened in its place. While it was similar in nature - food singing about good nutrition - it was quite a different show. Notes: Food Rocks was sort of like a rock concert, and featured the voice talents of real world singers such as Tone Loc, The Pointer Sisters, and Chubby Checker.   Checkout my YouTube channel: lost & found in Walt Disney World.  http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g
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April 8, 2019
Episode #328 - Circle of Life
 Overview:  After a renovation, Symbiosis was unfortunately closed.  Opened in its place was The Circle of Life: an Environmental Fable.  This show stretched the nature of The Land to now talk about conservation through the lens of our friends from the Lion King.  Notes: While Symbiosis was a cinematic marvel, The Circle of Life was less so, though it did reuse scenes from the original film   Checkout my YouTube channel: lost & found in Walt Disney World.  http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g
16:55
April 8, 2019
Episode #327 - Symbiosis
 Overview:  Within the Land pavilion was a remarkable move called Symbiosis that celebrated man's creative partnership with the land. It included marvels of past and present technologies and accomplishments. I talk about this film, and what it was all about.    Notes: The film was directed by Paul Gerber, and he actually brought people to see it as a living resume.  It was shot in 70mm (large film format) and included shots from around the globe.   Checkout my YouTube channel: lost & found in Walt Disney World.  http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g
28:31
April 8, 2019
Episodes #325 & #326 - The Land Pavillion
 Overview:  The Land is another of Epcot’s opening day pavilions in future world.  The objective was to look at the earth, agriculture, and ecology.  in the original design, the large atrium would have been an arboretum.  It featured a large mosaic, a pretty amazing film, a boat ride, and a show about food.    Notes: The pavilion has been through three general iterations in its history, based on sponsorship. But it still kept its focus on earth-based science.   Checkout my YouTube channel: lost & found in Walt Disney World.  http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g
39:48
April 8, 2019
Episode #324 - Lost & Found Disney
 Overview:  On today’s podcast, I tell the tale of Disney’s acquisition of the land in Florida, and how the company managed to get autonomy. It’s a tale that I haven’t heard others talk about much and I wanted share some of the details.    Notes: I’ve got additional information contained in my video series Lost & Found in Walt Disney World which I would encourage you to check out.   Checkout my YouTube channel: lost & found in Walt Disney World.  http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g
27:55
April 8, 2019
Episode #323 - A little news
 Overview:  A little news for you - from Disneys environmental consciousness, to new ideas for creating immersive technology, to the nearly final acquisition of 20th century fox, I’ve got you covered.  Plus, I take a look at the Solo Star Wars movie.     Notes: Yeah, I was not a fan of the Star Wars Solo movie.  I wanted to be, I really did.  But it just wasn't good....   Checkout my YouTube channel: lost & found in Walt Disney World.  http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g
19:39
April 8, 2019
Episode #322 - more of your disney questions answered
 Overview:  I received so many good questions that I decided to do another podcast that answers them.  This time it’s Fast pass+, Pick a Pearl,  toy story land, sorcerers of the magic kingdom or agent p?  Hope you find it interesting!    Notes: keep those questions coming! Davesdisneyview@gmail.com Agent Ps World Showcase Adventure: https://agentpwsa.com/  Checkout my YouTube channel: lost & found in Walt Disney World.  http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g
23:13
April 8, 2019
Episode #321 - Disney's America (and my summer vacation)
 Overview:  I took my summer vacation, and went on an historical tour.  A tell you a little about that - and then connect it back to Disney and talk about the proposed, but never built, Disney America.    Notes: I have to wonder if Disney America would have been a fun place to visit.  Would they have told a good story?  Been historically accurate?  Or a little of both?   Checkout my YouTube channel: lost & found in Walt Disney World.  http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g
33:23
April 8, 2019
Episode #320 - Dave answers your questions
 Overview:  Today, I'm back to answer your Disney Questions!  From Club 33, to taking a teen to Disney, to renting a car, to solo at the parks, to Food & Wine, I've got you covered.   Notes: Keep those questions coming!  Always happy to help you out! More about Club 33: https://thehappiestblogonearth.com/2016/10/inside-disneylands-club-33.html Epcot Food & Wine: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/epcot/epcot-international-food-and-wine-festival/  Checkout my YouTube channel: lost & found in Walt Disney World.  http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g
29:02
April 8, 2019
Episode #319 - Listen to the Land
 Overview:  Today's podcast is a look back at the original ride in the Land Pavilion: Listen to the Land.  Come along and listen to a live guide recording from sometime in the early 1980s.  Its fun.  And the song is great!  Notes: Although there were some terrific things I saw on my first couple of visits, the one that made the most lasting impression was Listen to the Land in the (surprise!) Land pavilion at Epcot.  There was something sciencey about it all, and its size was truly amazing.  Checkout my YouTube channel: lost & found in Walt Disney World.  http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g
19:06