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Nov 27, 2016
  • Recorded on 11/22/16
  • Thanksgiving week
  • Emoji Blitz Corner
    • Psych! (Well, about a minute of discussion)
    • Waiting for the Christmas emojis to be released
    • Glenn is playing [Clash Royale](https://clashroyale.com/) again
    • Chris wants to get Glenn to play Tetris; Glenn will become obsessed with it if he starts playing it again
    • Future episodes: Retro video games and Walt Disney World Explorer
  • Chris’ visit to DHS and his review of Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! - AKA "Chris Visits Disney" Corner
    • Star Tours
      • First ride on ST for Chris’ son
    • Great Movie Ride
    • Star Wars Launch Bay
    • Stormtrooper march
    • Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!
      • Chris enjoyed it
      • Gives it about an 8.5 out of 10
      • Prep and Landing is great
    • Other Christmas offerings that Chris is going to try to attend
      • Drones at Disney Springs
      • Maybe other things, but probably not
    • Chris’ Disney Adventure is the best segment
  • [Magic Bands 2](http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/mymagicplus/news/21nov2016-disney-unveils-the-magicband-2.htm)
    • Disney is trying to save expenses by not having to permanently have the RFID chip in every band
    • Will they pass the savings along to the guest?
    • Can put the pebble in other items
    • The data that comes from the Magic Bands must be incredible
    • Magic Band technology hasn’t made it to Disneyland yet
    • Why can’t Magic Bands for AP’ers be used for charging?
  • Pandora - The World of AVATAR
    • Opening Summer 2017
    • [Showed a clip of one of the AAs](https://d23.com/first-look-at-the-navi-river-journey-shaman/?share_token=f0fe172676)
    • Opinions:
      • Glenn couldn’t care less about Avatar; should have spent the money on original IP
      • Chris: theming is a waste of talent for the Imagineers; does not agree with using Avatar
    • Our opinions aside: the AA looks fantastic
    • It’s a shame that technology isn’t being used on something with Disney theming
  • [Cabanas in the Magic Kingdom](http://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/201611/5344/)
    • Glenn thinks it’s a huge money grab by the Walt Disney Company
    • Chris plays Devil’s Advocate and makes a case for it…and makes good points
    • It’s mainly the presentation of the current test of the cabanas in Tomorrowland that’s bugging Glenn
    • If they were themed and out of the way, it wouldn’t be bad
  • Charity Pick
  • [Epcot is the next park to be overhauled](http://thedisneyblog.com/2016/11/21/whats-going-epcot/)
    • Finally!
    • It could be really cool or really awful
    • More show material! Yay!
  • A new festival at Epcot
  • Picks of the week
    • Chris - [The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the World by Dan Ackerman](http://amzn.to/2gL7VlD)
    • Glenn - [Walt Disney's Epcot Center: Creating the New World of Tomorrow by Richard R. Beard](http://amzn.to/2gycIDZ)
Nov 17, 2016
Nov 3, 2016
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