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Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

A podcast (mostly) about Disney, Walt Disney World, and Disneyland news, history, tips, and we sometimes nerd out on anything--tech, photography, cars, books, music, etc. Join the fun!
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Feb 2, 2018
  • Recorded - 1/31/18
  • Minnie Van service
    • Expands to two new resorts
    • Offers rides for Disney Resort Club Level guests to airport for $150
  • Atlanta Braves are leaving WWOS after 2019 Spring Training
  • Rumors - http://www.wdwinfo.com/walt-disney-world/disney-rumor-round-up-january-2018/
    • Talking Mickey will be replaced with non-talking Mickey at Town Square Theater
    • MNSSHP will start on August 24
    • Tomorrowland will receive updates for WDW’s 50th celebration
    • Site clearing for a Brazil pavilion will start this year and open in 2022
    • The UK pavilion will get a Mary Poppins attraction and open in 2021
    • Major remodel of Future World will be pushed back with a finish date in 2022
    • Change in entrance for Toy Story Mania
    • Skyliner will be open in 2019
    • Disney is meeting with companies to discuss building new monorail trains (thank goodness!)
    • Rename of Disney Hollywood Studios to Cinemagine
  • Festival of the Arts
  • Glenn’s upcoming trip to WDW
    • What planning is done for the trip?
  • Picks of the week
Jan 11, 2018
  • Recorded 1/9/18
  • Disney Conversation
    • Disney/Fox merger
    • Star Wars The Last Jedi
  • Disney News
    • Attraction closings
      • Circle of Life in the Land pavilion
      • Stitch’s Great Escape — but maybe not…
    • Epcot International Festival of the Arts starts this weekend
    • New restaurants opening at Disney Springs
      • Pizza Ponte, The Edison, Maria & Enzo's, and Enzo's Hideaway
    • Annual Passholder dining discount drops to 10% for 2018, but it’s expanding to all Walt Disney run table service restaurant
    • RUMOR: Club Level Walt Disney World Guests will be able to buy three additional FastPasses
    • Temporary store to open during a major update to World of Disney at Disney Springs
    • Door on Monorail Red opens during trip from TTC to Epcot
    • Pixar’s Coco
  • Remember the Magic
    • EPCOT Center logos
  • Picks of the week
Dec 3, 2017
  • Recorded November 29, 2017
  • News
    • Hall of Presidents will open before Christmas
      • Chris watched The Muppets Present Great Moments in American History during his trip over the weekend
    • Avengers Infinity War trailer was released
      • Why does DC stink so bad at their comic book movies (excluding Wonder Woman, of course)
    • Star Wars VIII is released in just over two weeks; we both have tickets for the first weekend
    • Other news bits: Bob Iger will run for President, and Bob Chapek will take over as CEO
  • Chris’ Disney Adventures
    • MK TTC Overpass construction
    • MVMCP ranting
    • Christmas Eve tradition for Chris
    • Other Christmas decorations at WDW
    • Osbourne lights
  • Remember the Magic
    • Main Street, U.S.A. - History and differences between the Disney Castle parks
  • Tip: BACKUP YOUR COMPUTERS and have redundant and offsite backups!!!
  • Picks of the Week
Nov 10, 2017
Oct 21, 2017
  • Recorded on 10/17/17
  • Changing the name of the podcast to Starport75
  • Disney News
    • New Dog Policy at four WDW resorts
    • Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer and name for the Han Solo Movie
    • BaseLine Tap House and Grand Avenue open at DHS
    • Filming schedule for the upcoming ABC Holiday Specials at WDW
    • 2017 Candlelight Processional narrator line-up now complete
  • Chris’ Adventures at Disney
    • Chris visited Epcot on 10/17 for Food and Wine
  • Remember the Magic
    • Proposed and canceled River Ride in Germany
  • Disney Tips
    • Buy cheap ponchos before a trip to WDW
  • Pick of the week
Oct 1, 2017
Sep 21, 2017
Sep 6, 2017
  • Recorded 8/30/17
  • We’re old, but mentally young
  • Wanting to go to other Disney Parks around the world
  • California Adventure - old version vs new version
    • Superstar Limo
    • No weenie
  • Disneyland vs. WDW
  • Would like to visit other parks around the world
  • What one Disney movie would you save if they were all going to be erased?
  • Rename of Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party started on 8/25
    • Hocus Pocus merchandise is gone
  • Flamingo Crossings will finally be built out in 2018
  • Development behind the MK
  • Will the parks be crowded for Labor Day weekend?
  • Chris will do the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom next time he goes there and will report back
  • Picks of the week:
  • Hurricane Harvey help: [Donate to the Red Cross](https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation)
Aug 18, 2017
Aug 4, 2017
  • All Star Music Resort
  • Went to WDW parks 7 days; KSC one day
  • KSC - Great attraction, made greater with the Atlantis exhibit
  • Became an Annual Passholder (again)
  • Tried some new things: mobile ordering for food, new bag check at MK, Pandora at AK and Na'vi River Journey, Frozen Ride, Be Our Guest
  • Experienced new attractions with kids: Rock n Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror, Expedition Everest, Jungle Cruise
  • Said goodbye to the Great Movie Ride and Universe of Energy
  • Disney Transportation
  • Disney Springs
Jul 21, 2017
Jul 6, 2017
Jun 19, 2017
Jun 6, 2017
  • Recorded on 5/31/17
  • News
    • Preferred parking at Disney Springs
    • New Wolfgang Puck restaurant and Jaleo will take the current Wolfgang Puck space
    • Disney Movie Magic debuts at Disney Hollywood Studios
  • Chris’ visit to Epcot
    • Racing on Memorial Day weekend
    • Chris was at a tech conference last week that was at the Swan
    • Flower and Garden Festival was still going on
    • FastPass+ selection is never great for short notice visits
      • Epcot has tiers
      • Don’t really need FP for the tier 2 attractions
      • Got Frozen Ever After FP for 8 p.m. Friday
    • Universe of Energy - it was empty
    • Mousegear
    • The Land and dinner options
    • Frozen Ever After
    • Illuminations
    • “The BEST night ever!”
  • Opening of Pandora in Animal Kingdom
    • Saturday: Flight of Passage had a 250 minute wait, 195 minute wait for Na’vi River Journey
    • Two camps: People either love or hate the idea of Pandora at AK
  • Glenn made the FP+ reservations for his family’s July trip
    • Glenn’s frustrations about the My Disney Experience website
    • Discussion about FP limits
  • People doing good things
    • Nothing specific. Just don’t be a jerk. Let’s be civil to everyone, OK?
  • Picks of the week:
May 20, 2017
May 5, 2017
  • Recorded 5/2/17
  • Hall of Presidents - what’s happening with it?
    • Hat toss game
  • Countdown to Glenn’s WDW trip
    • Chris created a countdown app in the ‘90s - first one ever!!!
    • Postcard-ware
    • Glenn is counting down on dry erase calendars - 81 days to go!
    • Disney Cruise app
    • Glenn and family can’t wait
      • Kids are even going to ride Expedition Everest
  • Accidental Tech Podcast talks about Disney
  • Chris visits Disney Springs, and Chris has complaints (no, really!)
    • Orange vs. Lime parking garages
    • Key lime pie vs. lemon meringue pie
    • The garage itself is great (wow! a compliment!)
    • Disorientation
    • Why go to Disney Springs? Why do people like it?
    • Used to have a different, slower vibe to it
    • Cars at the Boathouse restaurant - $125 for 20 minutes
    • Renting Water Sprites/Water Mice
      • Were they ever officially called Water Mice? Glenn doesn’t think so.
      • Send a message to @tron_fm to let us know what you call them
  • Automated cars at WDW
    • Used first in Cast Member areas only
    • Benefits to introducing automated cars to the public at WDW and will help adoption
  • Changes to the Jungle Cruise
    • Dwayne Johnson (the Rock) is making a JC movie
    • Announced that he was working with Imagineers on changes to the JC
    • It was officially denied by Disney
    • Glenn’s Dad didn’t like the JC; affected Glenn’s view of it. Glenn likes it
    • He also didn’t like 20K Under the Sea, and he was right on that one
    • Chris never got to ride 20K; he didn’t miss anything according to Glenn
  • Disney Emoji Blitz
    • Special Event: Main Street Electrical Parade emoji
    • Still frustrating; Glenn is quitting again
  • People doing good things
  • Picks of the week:
  • Aftershow
    • Would you be POTUS?
    • Rolex 24 renewal
    • Need guest for next show
    • Crossing guard on road behind WDW
    • All-boys and all-girls high schools in New Orleans (Go [Raiders!](https://www.rummelraiders.com/))
    • How to pronounce “Louisiana”
    • Pirates of the Caribbean movie and Johnny Depp appearing in POTC in Disneyland
Apr 20, 2017

A podcast (mostly) about Disney, Walt Disney World, and Disneyland but honestly, we nerd out on anything--tech, photography, cars, books, music, etc. Have a listen.

Apr 5, 2017
Mar 22, 2017
Mar 8, 2017
  • Recorded on 3/7/17
  • Disney News
    • La Nouba ending run at Disney Springs on 12/31/17
    • Epcot International Festival of the Arts will return in 2018
    • New [Joffrey’s Coffee](https://www.joffreys.com/disneyparksandresorts) location opened on 3/7/17 in Tomorrowland
    • Construction at the Caribbean Beach Resort; would it stop you from staying there?
    • DVC at Wilderness Lodge going on sale; opening in summer
    • Star Wars Rogue One on Blu Ray and DVD 4/4; available on digital on 3/24
    • More research on Joffrey’s Coffee by Chris
  • Moana
    • Discussion about the movie
  • Beauty and the Beast and all live action remakes
    • Discussion
  • New animated series
  • Pick of the week
Feb 28, 2017
Feb 16, 2017
  • Recorded on 2/15/17
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Engagement stories - both Glenn and Chris got engaged at the Magic Kingdom
  • Photography at Disney
    • Tomorrowland
      • Entrance
      • Space Mountain - night shot
      • Peoplemover - motion
      • Types of photos we take now that we have kids vs. before we had kids
      • Carousel of Progress - fisheye lens
  • Charity Pick
  • Picks of the week:
  • Aftershow - Glenn may be incorrect about his statement about the CGI use in the new Soarin’ movie
Feb 9, 2017
Feb 3, 2017
Jan 26, 2017
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