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Up the Waterfall - Disney History & Hijinx

Up the Waterfall - Disney History & Hijinx

By Suzannah Otis
A weekly Disney history and hijinx discussion with Zanna and Scott Otis! Zanna has been sharing Disney past, present, and future fun on zannaland.com for over 11 years and is happy to bringing her passion to this format with her husband and Disney history expert, Scott. Whether it's deep history dives, top 10 lists or ranking everything in the Disney universe, they cover it all. Join us UP the Waterfall, won’t you?
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Up the Waterfall: The History of Celebration: The Town that Disney Built
In which we discuss the rich history of the little town outside of Walt Disney World. Disney may have started the story, but where does it lead? And what's it like to actually live there? Let's find out!   Be sure to check out our LIVE show every Thursday at 8PM EST for all the latest Disney news and current events! It's like this, but live! Right here on this channel.   Up the Waterfall is a weekly Disney podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 32, "Celebration"   Be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you know when our latest show or LIVE video is posted!   https://www.youtube.com/c/Zannaland?sub_confirmation=1  Follow Us! http://instagram.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney  If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:02:26
December 10, 2020
Up the Waterfall: The History of Tomorrowland '67
In which we discuss the storied history of the Tomorrowland 67 expansion and update, including but not limited to the addition of the PeopleMover and Adventure Thru Inner Space. Truly, a "World on the Move!"    Be sure to check out our LIVE show every Thursday at 8PM EST for all the latest Disney news and current events! It's like this, but live! Right here on this channel.   Up the Waterfall is a weekly Disney podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds!   https://zannaland.com/disneylands-tomorrowland-67-up-the-waterfall-episode-44/  Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 31, "Tomorrowland 67"   Be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you know when our latest show or LIVE video is posted!   https://www.youtube.com/c/Zannaland?sub_confirmation=1  Follow Us! http://instagram.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney  If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
56:44
December 7, 2020
Up the Waterfall: Our Favorite Disney Cast Member Roles
In which we discuss some of our favorite cast member roles, and the ones we wish we could have the most! Is YOUR role on here? What are the chances of that!   Be sure to check out our LIVE show every Thursday at 8PM EST for all the latest Disney news and current events! It's like this, but live! Right here on this channel.   Up the Waterfall is a weekly Disney podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 30, "Cast Member Roles"   Be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you know when our latest show or LIVE video is posted!   https://www.youtube.com/c/Zannaland?sub_confirmation=1   Follow Us! http://instagram.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney   If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
55:58
November 5, 2020
Up the Waterfall: Extinct Disney Rides RANKED
In which we do ANOTHER tier list to rank 30 of the most notable former attractions at the U.S. Disney parks! We couldn't include everything, but at least the Mission Tortilla Factory is there.   And be sure to check out our LIVE show every Thursday at 8PM EST for all the latest Disney news and current events! It's like this, but live! Right here on this channel.   Up the Waterfall is a weekly Disney podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 29, "Extinct Tier List"   Be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you know when our latest show or LIVE video is posted!   https://www.youtube.com/c/Zannaland?sub_confirmation=1   Follow Us! http://instagram.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney   If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
55:27
October 21, 2020
Up the Waterfall: Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks Review with Bonus Disney Books
It's Scott's favorite topic, DISNEY BOOKS and as he may have mentioned, he has quite a collection. We discuss some of his newest titles, including the upcoming Holiday Magic at Disney Parks which is an amazing encyclopedia of Disney holidays. So many books, but so little time .. How will we manage! See below for links to the books we discuss. And be sure to check out our LIVE show every Thursday at 8PM EST for all the latest Disney news and current events! It's like this, but live! Right here on this channel.   Up the Waterfall is a weekly Disney podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 28, "Book Review"   Books mentioned in this episode:  Holiday Magic at Disney Parks: https://amzn.to/3lIMtv2  The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky: https://amzn.to/3lXOxzB  Disney Maps: A Magical Atlas of the Movies We Know and Love: https://amzn.to/315y2sS  The Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between: https://amzn.to/2SW5jCq  Entertaining with Disney: Exceptional Events From Mickey Mouse to Moana!: https://amzn.to/350R5ps  Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World by Andreas Dejas: https://amzn.to/34Vmjyl   *These are affiliate links, no extra cost to you, but it helps us offset the cost of running our channel and sites. Thank you for your consideration! Be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you know when our latest show or LIVE video is posted!   https://www.youtube.com/c/Zannaland?sub_confirmation=1   Follow Us! http://instagram.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney   If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
44:52
October 14, 2020
Up the Waterfall: Hidden Secrets at Disney's Magic Kingdom
In which we try to find the coolest tiniest details throughout the Magic Kingdom! What is a submarine doing in a tree in a playground? Well I guess you'll have to watch to find out!   And be sure to check out our LIVE show every Thursday at 8PM EST for all the latest Disney news and current events! It's like this, but live! Right here on this channel.   Up the Waterfall is a weekly Disney podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 27, "MK Details"     Be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you know when our latest show or LIVE video is posted!   https://www.youtube.com/c/Zannaland?sub_confirmation=1   Follow Us! http://instagram.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney   If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:01:37
October 7, 2020
Up the Waterfall: Trying to Find the Scariest Rides at Disney Parks
In which we host a pseudo-therapy session for Scott as he recounts his childhood worries and fears of Disney attractions. Yeah, it's a bit of a crazy one this week.   And be sure to check out our LIVE show every Thursday at 8PM EST for all the latest Disney news and current events! It's like this, but live! Right here on this channel.   Up the Waterfall is a weekly Disney podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 26, "Scary Rides"     Be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you know when our latest show or LIVE video is posted!   https://www.youtube.com/c/Zannaland?sub_confirmation=1   Follow Us! http://instagram.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney   If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland   Welcome! Zannaland is YOUR Land! We are Orlando-based Disney, Theme Park, and Travel fans who keep it real (and real silly) and love bringing the magic to YOU!    Zanna, a former member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now planDisney Panel), has been blogging on Zannaland.com since 2009. Her 3 kids have grown up with Walt Disney World in their back yard, and they now join in the fun here.   We share fun vlogs and videos from around the Orlando and Central Florida area to keep you in the know, including LEGOLAND Florida, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, and area resorts.    We’re so happy you’re here and hope you enjoy your visit to Zannaland! Please hit that SUBSCRIBE button to see what we do next and click on the 🔔 to get notified when we go LIVE! 👍 and share to spread the word!
40:54
September 23, 2020
Up the Waterfall: The MUST WATCH Disney Halloween Movies
In which we discuss the biggest, most classic, absolute must watch Disney Halloween-themed movies (with a few fun shorts here and there too). It's never too early to start setting the mood for the season!   And be sure to check out our live show every Thursday at 8PM EST for all the latest Disney news and current events! It's like this, but live! Right here on this channel.   Up the Waterfall is a weekly Disney podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 25, "Halloween Movies"     Be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you know when our latest show or LIVE video is posted!   https://www.youtube.com/c/Zannaland?sub_confirmation=1   Follow Us! http://instagram.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney   If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:01:58
September 16, 2020
Up the Waterfall: The History of Fort Wilderness
In which we discuss the storied history of Disney's little spot of heaven called Fort Wilderness. From critters to kayaks, this place has it all, and we'll go over it's inception with Walt all the way to it's modern additions. TRAILS END TIME, BABY!   And be sure to check out our live show every Thursday at 8PM EST for all the latest Disney news and current events! It's like this, but live!  Up the Waterfall is a weekly Disney podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 24, "Fort Wilderness"     Be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you know when our latest show or LIVE video is posted!   https://www.youtube.com/c/Zannaland?sub_confirmation=1   Follow Us! http://instagram.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney   If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:05:23
September 9, 2020
Up the Waterfall: One Year of Shows Celebration
In which we celebrate one year (to the day!) since we began this little journey Up the Waterfall. What were your favorite moments? Be sure to watch to the end for a special giveaway opportunity!   And be sure to check out our live show every Thursday at 8PM EST (NEW time - starting 8/27/20!) for all the latest Disney news and current events! It's like this, but live!    Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 23, "One Year Anniversary"     Follow Us! http://instagram.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney   If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
57:50
September 2, 2020
Up the Waterfall: The Most Classic Disney Foods
In which we discuss the time-tested food items at Disney parks (particularly in the US). Which of these classic eats do you wish you could munch on at this moment?   And be sure to check out our live show every Thursday at 8PM EST (NEW time - starting 8/27/20!) for all the latest Disney news and current events! It's like this, but live!   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 22, "Disney Foods"     Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney    If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:06:09
August 26, 2020
Up the Waterfall: The History of the Orange Bird
In which we discuss that fun citrus themed 'Disney' character, the Orange Bird themselves! Honestly, they may be the single most fun citrus-themed character at Walt Disney World.   And be sure to check out our live show every Monday at 7PM EST for all the latest Disney news and current events! It's like this, but live!   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 21, "Orange Bird"     Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney    If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
50:33
August 19, 2020
Up the Waterfall: Every Magic Kingdom Ride RANKED
In which we rank all of the current attractions at Magic Kingdom. That could include rides, shows, and even some experiences! A little, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom anyone? Try it out yourself, and make your own rankings! https://tiermaker.com/create/utw-magic-kingdom-attractions-ranked-403906   And be sure to check out our live show every Monday at 7PM EST for all the latest Disney news and current events! It's like this, but live!   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 20, "MK Rides Ranked"     Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney    If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
59:37
August 12, 2020
Up the Waterfall: Waking Sleeping Beauty
In which we discuss the 2009 documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty! Lots of fun behind the scenes details about the Disney Renaissance era. We love you Don Hahn!   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 19, "Waking Sleeping Beauty"     Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney    If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
43:14
August 5, 2020
Up the Waterfall: The Most UNNECESSARY CHANGES to Walt Disney World
In which we discuss the times we think Disney made the absolute wrong decision to update an attraction or show that didn't really need to be changed at all. Controversial? Possibly!   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 18, "Unnecessary Changes"     Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney    If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
55:13
July 29, 2020
Up the Waterfall: Top Reasons You NEED to Visit Disneyland
In which we discuss the best features of Walt's original park that keep us coming back for more year after year. If only we could go right now!   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 17, "Reasons We Love Disneyland"     Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney    If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
55:53
July 22, 2020
Up the Waterfall: World of Motion Deep Dive (with Michael Crawford)
In which we take a deep dive into the history of one of Epcot Center's original classic attractions with a very special guest appearance by Michael Crawford, author of The Progress City Primer!   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 16, "World of Motion"     Follow Us! http://twitter.com/progresscityusa http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney    If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:04:12
July 10, 2020
Up the Waterfall: Top Disney History Books List
In which we celebrate our 30th ever episode by taking an extremely chaotic look at all of the items that have been adorning our set this whole time (minus episode one). Lots of cat footage in this one!   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 15, "30th Episode Special"     Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney    If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:07:34
June 29, 2020
Up the Waterfall: Disney Hotels TIER LIST
In which we rank every Disney Resort in the continental US on a proper tier list. Which hotel will come out on top? Only time will tell!   Disagree with our ranking? Make your own and let us know! https://tiermaker.com/create/utw-disney-resort-tier-list-403906?presentationMode=false   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 14, "Resorts Tier List"    Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney    If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:04:38
June 22, 2020
Up the Waterfall: The Most Underrated Animated Disney Movies
In which we discuss our picks for the top ten most underrated animated Disney films. Let us know your favorites down below, or if you disagree with some of our picks!   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 13, "Underrated Animation"     Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/badgesickle   If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:07:42
June 15, 2020
Up the Waterfall: When Disney Met Jules Verne
In which we discuss the impact that author and futurist Jules Verne's literary works have had on Disney properties - films, rides, and shows. This is truly a trip around the world in 66 minutes!   Silence is Betrayal. Black Lives Matter.   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 12, "Jules Verne"     Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/badgesickle   If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:06:32
June 8, 2020
Up the Waterfall: The Fun History of Disney Parks Anniversary Celebrations
In which we discuss the changing way that an anniversary milestone has been celebrated at (mainly the U.S. specific) parks. Remember when?   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 11, "Anniversary Celebrations"     Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/badgesickle   If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:08:00
May 25, 2020
Up the Waterfall: Quarantine Edition
In which we address the fact that we've been gone for multiple months and also Disney has been closed and also the world is ending. What does the future lie in store? Well certainly more episodes of Up the Waterfall, that's for sure.   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 10, "Quarantine Edition"     Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/badgesickle   If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
27:18
May 20, 2020
Up the Waterfall: The Best Special Effects at Disney
In which we discuss the most game-changing special effects used all over Disney Parks. From projections to 3D technology, it could be anything! Let us know what some of your favorites are down below!   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 9, "Special Effects"     Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/badgesickle   If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:02:11
March 9, 2020
Up the Waterfall: Recent Changes to Disney Parks
In which we discuss some of the most recent controversial changes to Disney parks globally. It's a rectangular-table chat! Let us know your opinions on these down below!   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 8, "Upcoming Changes"     Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/badgesickle   If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:08:24
March 2, 2020
Up the Waterfall: Disney's Connection to the Grand Canyon
In which we discuss the history of Disney's use of the Grand Canyon as a setting, a design, and an inspiration. Spanning parks, films, and animated shorts, these influences are still out there today, so let's examine them! A grand idea!   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 7, "Grand Canyon"     Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/badgesickle   If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
55:54
February 24, 2020
Up the Waterfall: The Best Scenic Spots in Disney
In which we discuss our favorite scenic locations, quiet spots, breathtaking views, etc. at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. All the while trying to come up with a fitting name for the episode.   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 6, "Scenic Spots"     Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/badgesickle   If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
59:45
February 17, 2020
Up the Waterfall: The History of Disney California Adventure
In which we discuss the second gate at the Disneyland Resort, from it's controversial past to it's in-progress updates. The future is limitless, even for a 'California-themed' theme park! Just remember, the egg rolls are the fastest.   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 5, "California Adventure"     Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/badgesickle   If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:02:17
February 10, 2020
Up the Waterfall: The History of The Carousel of Progress
In which we discuss the vast history of the attraction with the most performances of any stage show in the history of American theater! From the World's Fair to the dreaded 1993, let's see what has lead to the Carousel of Progress we have today.   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 4, "Carousel of Progress"     Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/badgesickle   If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:04:28
February 3, 2020
Up the Waterfall: Disney Parks Biggest Hits and Misses
In which we discuss some of the places Disney Parks have really innovated the industry, or really fallen behind the times. This could get pretty controversial, folks!   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 3, "Parks Hits and Misses"     For more info as well as an audio-only version of the show, visit http://upthewaterfall.com Additionally, if you want to directly subscribe on iTunes, visit bit.ly/UpTheWaterfall   Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/badgesickle   If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:08:53
January 27, 2020
Up the Waterfall: The History of Disney on Broadway
In which we discuss the rich and musical backstory of Disney on Broadway! Which show is your favorite? Mine is The Lion King, but man, that soundtrack for the Hunchback of Notre Dame.. that hits different..   Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 2, "Disney on Broadway"     For more info as well as an audio-only version of the show, visit http://upthewaterfall.com   Additionally, if you want to directly subscribe on iTunes, visit bit.ly/UpTheWaterfall   Follow Us! |http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/badgesickle  If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:04:59
January 20, 2020
Up the Waterfall: Our Disney Story.
In which we discuss how Disney parks came into our lives, and what paths led us to the Disney fans we are now. It's a personal episode, y'all! Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!  Up the Waterfall, Season Two Episode 1, "Our Disney Story"     For more info as well as an audio-only version of the show, visit http://upthewaterfall.com   Additionally, if you want to directly subscribe on iTunes, visit bit.ly/UpTheWaterfall   Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/tikibirdz    If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:04:29
January 13, 2020
Up the Waterfall: More Things We Miss From MGM Studios
In which we continue take a look back at some of the greatest moments in the history of Disney's Hollywood Studios park. Star Wars Weekends time! What? It's every weekend now? I'll allow it.  Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!    Up the Waterfall, Season One Episode 15, "MGM Studios, Part 2"     For more info as well as an audio-only version of the show, visit http://upthewaterfall.com   Additionally, if you want to directly subscribe on iTunes, visit bit.ly/UpTheWaterfall   Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/tikibirdz    If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
59:02
December 9, 2019
Up the Waterfall: What We Miss Most About MGM Studios
In which we take a look back at some of the greatest moments in the history of Disney's Hollywood Studios park, or as it was originally named, Disney MGM Studios Park. Sounds dangerous!  Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!   Up the Waterfall, Season One Episode 14, "MGM Studios, Part 1"   For more info as well as an audio-only version of the show, visit http://upthewaterfall.com Additionally, if you want to directly subscribe on iTunes, visit bit.ly/UpTheWaterfall   Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/tikibirdz    If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:03:32
December 4, 2019
Up the Waterfall: The Ups and Downs of Disney+
In which we take a thorough look at the content and usage of Disney's new streaming service, Disney+. Bonus points if you set your profile avatar in the app to be 'Nick Jonas' from Camp Rock! Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!  Up the Waterfall, Season One Episode 13, "Disney Plus"   For more info as well as an audio-only version of the show, visit http://upthewaterfall.com Additionally, if you want to directly subscribe on iTunes, visit bit.ly/UpTheWaterfall Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/tikibirdz  If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:04:32
November 25, 2019
Up the Waterfall: The History of Christmas at Disneyland
In which we explore all of the changes to the Christmas-themed celebrations at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. A little Viva Navidad anyone? Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!  Up the Waterfall, Season One Episode 12, "The History of Christmas at Disneyland"   For more info as well as an audio-only version of the show, visit http://upthewaterfall.com Additionally, if you want to directly subscribe on iTunes, visit bit.ly/UpTheWaterfall Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/tikibirdz  If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:09:24
November 18, 2019
Up the Waterfall: The History of Space Mountain
In which we delve into the deep history of Space Mountain through it's many iterations at many different parks. Ghost Galaxy, amirite guys? Guys? Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!  Up the Waterfall, Season One Episode 11, "The History of Space Mountain"   For more info as well as an audio-only version of the show, visit http://upthewaterfall.com Additionally, if you want to directly subscribe on iTunes, visit bit.ly/UpTheWaterfall Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/tikibirdz  If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:04:02
November 11, 2019
Up the Waterfall: BONUS EPISODE - Our EPCOT Center Book Collection
In which we take a look at some of the books in our library that are from throughout the history of EPCOT Center! Be sure to check out the video version of this Bonus Episode by visiting https://youtu.be/HK4lFv8QFd8
21:52
November 6, 2019
Up the Waterfall: The BEST Lines to Wait In at Disney
In which we take some time to recognize the queues at Disney attractions that are worthy of being attractions themselves! Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!  Up the Waterfall, Season One Episode 10 "BEST Queues at Disney"   For more info as well as an audio-only version of the show, visit http://upthewaterfall.com Additionally, if you want to directly subscribe on iTunes, visit bit.ly/UpTheWaterfall Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/tikibirdz  If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland
1:16:30
November 4, 2019
Up the Waterfall: The Future of Epcot
In which we discuss what lies ahead with the upcoming changes to the modern Epcot park, and who we think the most famous Canadian is. Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!  Up the Waterfall, Season One Episode 9 "The Future of Epcot"   For more info as well as an audio-only version of the show, visit http://upthewaterfall.com Additionally, if you want to directly subscribe on iTunes, visit bit.ly/UpTheWaterfall Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/tikibirdz  If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland 
50:10
October 27, 2019
Up the Waterfall: World Showcase (EPCOT Center Part 4)
In which we wrap up our day at EPCOT Center by visiting completing a grand-circle-tour of World Showcase, and seeing some nighttime spectaculars! Reflections of Earth is best, don't listen to them! Links Discussed: Progress City, U.S.A. http://progresscityusa.com/2011/05/09/examining-epcot-the-germany-showcase/ Books Discussed: Walt Disney's Epcot Center: Creating the New World of Tomorrow https://www.amazon.com/Walt-Disneys-Epcot-Center-Creating/dp/0810908190/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=12K6BS93ZAEJK&keywords=walt+disney%27s+epcot+center+creating+the+new+world+of+tomorrow&qid=1569766746&s=gateway&sprefix=Walt+Disney%27s+EPCOT,aps,237&sr=8-2&linkCode=sl1&tag=zann-20&linkId=64359b0116002022b40cef094ecfc77b&language=en_US Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!  Up the Waterfall, Season One Episode 8 "EPCOT Center, Part 4"   For more info as well as an audio-only version of the show, visit http://upthewaterfall.com Additionally, if you want to directly subscribe on iTunes, visit bit.ly/UpTheWaterfall Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/tikibirdz  If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland  (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)
59:28
October 20, 2019
Up the Waterfall: Communicore (EPCOT Center Part 3)
In which we wrap up our discussion of Future World by visiting Communicore, and then begin our journey around World Showcase. This is becoming a full EPCOT Month! Links Discussed: Martin's Vids (Disney attraction complete history tributes) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyto6BBDvu-SyP9uiKh3cjxxsI6ujvhnv Books Discussed: Walt Disney's Epcot Center: Creating the New World of Tomorrow https://www.amazon.com/Walt-Disneys-Epcot-Center-Creating/dp/0810908190/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=12K6BS93ZAEJK&keywords=walt+disney%27s+epcot+center+creating+the+new+world+of+tomorrow&qid=1569766746&s=gateway&sprefix=Walt+Disney%27s+EPCOT,aps,237&sr=8-2&linkCode=sl1&tag=zann-20&linkId=64359b0116002022b40cef094ecfc77b&language=en_US Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!  Up the Waterfall, Season One Episode 7 "EPCOT Center, Part 3"   For more info as well as an audio-only version of the show, visit http://upthewaterfall.com Additionally, if you want to directly subscribe on iTunes, visit bit.ly/UpTheWaterfall Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/tikibirdz  If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland  (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)
1:13:16
October 13, 2019
Up the Waterfall: Future World (EPCOT Center Part 2)
In which we continue to discuss our impressions and personal experiences with the EPCOT Center of old. Needless to say, we still have a lot to get to. Links Discussed: A Love Letter to EPCOT Center https://zannaland.com/dear-epcot-my-love-letter-to-epcot-center/ 1983 EPCOT Trip Diary https://zannaland.com/epcot-travel-diary-1983/ Martin's Vids (Disney attraction complete history tributes) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyto6BBDvu-SyP9uiKh3cjxxsI6ujvhnv Books Discussed: Walt Disney's Epcot Center: Creating the New World of Tomorrow https://www.amazon.com/Walt-Disneys-Epcot-Center-Creating/dp/0810908190/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=12K6BS93ZAEJK&keywords=walt+disney%27s+epcot+center+creating+the+new+world+of+tomorrow&qid=1569766746&s=gateway&sprefix=Walt+Disney%27s+EPCOT,aps,237&sr=8-2&linkCode=sl1&tag=zann-20&linkId=64359b0116002022b40cef094ecfc77b&language=en_US Walt Disney World - A Pictorial Souvenir 1984 https://www.amazon.com/Walt-Disney-World-Pictorial-Featuring/dp/B002W3H3US/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=3FS2227GHW7M6&keywords=walt+disney+world+a+pictorial+souvenir&qid=1569767152&s=books&sprefix=walt+disney+world+pictor,stripbooks,218&sr=1-2&linkCode=sl1&tag=zann-20&linkId=8a8bcdd99432bb4f83c4bffe9296d4a6&language=en_US Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!  Up the Waterfall, Season One Episode 6 "EPCOT Center, Part 2"   For more info as well as an audio-only version of the show, visit http://upthewaterfall.com Additionally, if you want to directly subscribe on iTunes, visit bit.ly/UpTheWaterfall Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/tikibirdz  If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland  (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)
1:07:58
October 6, 2019
Up the Waterfall: Our History with EPCOT (EPCOT Center Part 1)
In which we finally begin to discuss our impressions and personal experiences with the EPCOT Center of old. Needless to say, we barely scratched the surface. Links Discussed: A Love Letter to EPCOT Center https://zannaland.com/dear-epcot-my-love-letter-to-epcot-center/ 1983 EPCOT Trip Diary https://zannaland.com/epcot-travel-diary-1983/ Martin's Vids (Disney attraction complete history tributes) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyto6BBDvu-SyP9uiKh3cjxxsI6ujvhnv Books Discussed: Walt Disney's Epcot Center: Creating the New World of Tomorrow https://www.amazon.com/Walt-Disneys-Epcot-Center-Creating/dp/0810908190/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=12K6BS93ZAEJK&keywords=walt+disney%27s+epcot+center+creating+the+new+world+of+tomorrow&qid=1569766746&s=gateway&sprefix=Walt+Disney%27s+EPCOT,aps,237&sr=8-2&linkCode=sl1&tag=zann-20&linkId=64359b0116002022b40cef094ecfc77b&language=en_US Walt Disney World - A Pictorial Souvenir 1984 https://www.amazon.com/Walt-Disney-World-Pictorial-Featuring/dp/B002W3H3US/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=3FS2227GHW7M6&keywords=walt+disney+world+a+pictorial+souvenir&qid=1569767152&s=books&sprefix=walt+disney+world+pictor,stripbooks,218&sr=1-2&linkCode=sl1&tag=zann-20&linkId=8a8bcdd99432bb4f83c4bffe9296d4a6&language=en_US Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!  Up the Waterfall, Season One Episode 5 "EPCOT Center, Part 1"   For more info as well as an audio-only version of the show, visit http://upthewaterfall.com Additionally, if you want to SEE what you're hearing, subscribe to our show at youtube.com/Zannaland Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/tikibirdz  If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland  (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)
1:12:35
September 29, 2019
Up the Waterfall: Top 5* WORST* Disney Rides*
In which we discuss at least five of some things which could be called rides, which we could label as the worst. With an asterisk on all of that. Let us know what your worst is!  Links Discussed: The Case for Florida's Pirates of the Caribbean https://passport2dreams.blogspot.com/...  'Hapa Duniani', the song from Kilimanjaro Safaris https://amzn.to/2OoPmE3 Up the Waterfall is a weekly podcast hosted by Zanna and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney's future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland!  Up the Waterfall, Season One Episode 4 "WORST Disney Rides"   For more info as well as an audio-only version of the show, visit http://upthewaterfall.com Additionally, if you want to SEE what you're hearing, check out our show on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re_we2WwZf4 Follow Us! http://twitter.com/zannaland http://twitter.com/otisney http://twitter.com/tikibirdz  If you really enjoy what you see, please consider donating to us on Patreon, so we can keep making content we love! http://patreon.com/zannaland  (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)
1:14:42
September 22, 2019
Up the Waterfall: The History of Epcot’s Festivals
It’s hard to imagine a time before Epcot Festivals, especially if you just started going to the park in the last 20 years. In this week’s Up the Waterfall episode, we discuss the history of festivals at Epcot. Why they came about, how they’ve changed over the years, and what we think of all the never-ending festivals at one of our favorite parks. Times have certainly changed since 1994 and the first ever Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, in fact there are now 4 main festivals taking place in Epcot throughout the year. Listen in, or watch as we discuss all the festivals, our favorite parts and not-so-favorite parts. We’d love to hear your thoughts on Epcot Festivals too! Do you like the festivals in Epcot? What’s your favorite part and what do you like or not like about those festivals? See what we think on this week’s episode. Here’s a link to the EPCOT VIP Lounges I mentioned in this episode, if you’d like to see! This is our third episode for the Up the Waterfall podcast, you can subscribe on the Apple Podcast app (we’d LOVE a review so more people can discover our little show!), watch and subscribe on YouTube.com/zannaland where you can give us a thumbs up, comment, share and hit the notification bell to make sure you never miss another video. Thanks as always for watching, listening, and reading! We hope you enjoy and if you do, share the love so we can keep bringing you more fun topics! Click here to download.  
56:40
September 15, 2019
Up the Waterfall: Galaxy’s Edge – Batuu Banter
Welcome to episode 2 of Up the Waterfall! This week, Scott and I discuss everything Galaxy’s Edge. How fans first heard about it, what the subtle differences are on both coasts, what we love about the new land, and even how we both became Star Wars fans ourselves. What’s funny is I thought this would be a quick 30 minute discussion, but we actually spoke much longer this time, and even as I write this up, I’m remembering things we didn’t talk about that I wanted to mention. (But that’s okay because we will revisit this topic when Rise of the Resistance opens here on December 5th!) We hope you’ll join us and listen in (or watch on YouTube and check out our new permanent Up the Waterfall set (things were a little cramped in my office with cameras and a good backdrop). If you enjoyed it, why not subscribe on iTunes, (it can take 24 hours for new episodes to show up on the Apple Podcast app) give us a rating so others can find us, share on facebook or twitter, and be sure to subscribe on YouTube too to see our latest vlogs, videos and podcasts there too! We’d love to hear from you, what are your thoughts on Galaxy’s Edge? What would you like to hear us discuss next? Let us know here, on YouTube, or any of our social media hang-outs. Zanna: @zannaland on twitter, @zannaland on instagram, and facebook.com/zannaland Scott: @otisney on twitter and @otisney on instagram Christian: @tikibirdz on twitter and @tikibirdz on instagram Thanks for listening in! Watch for a new episode every Sunday! Click here to download.
1:13:30
September 8, 2019
Up the Waterfall: D23 Expo, A 10 Year Retrospective
A Zannaland Podcast! It’s finally here! Up the Waterfall is a Disney podcast I’ve wanted to do for about 5 years now and it’s finally happening! Up the Waterfall is weekly podcast hosted by Zanna (me!) and Scott Otis. Discussions range from Disney history, to theorizing on what Disney’s future holds! Anything is possible in Disneyland! Thanks to Christian, we are also uploading the podcasts as video, in case anyone wants to watch as well as listen. 🙂 Up the Waterfall, Season One Episode 1 “D23 Expo, A 10 Year Retrospective” A look back at the past decade of D23 fan events, remembering what some of the biggest hits or biggest misses were. Listen and then let us know your thoughts!   This episode is also available in audio-only format. Click here to download.  
55:01
September 2, 2019