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Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

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Now displaying: September, 2018
Sep 28, 2018
  • Recorded 9/27/18
  • Released 9/28/18
  • Disney Cruise Line will sail out of New Orleans in February, 2020! During Mardi Gras!
Sep 27, 2018
  • Released 9/27/18
  • Chris is remembering his Cruise
    • Some feedback from disboards.com
    • Follow up: Captain Tom is now Commodore Tom
  • Disney News
    • 19 Magical New and Limited-Time Experiences Coming to Walt Disney World Resort in 2019
    • Disney Has Announced End Date and Replacement of IllumiNations at Epcot
    • Rafiki’s Planet Watch, including the Conservation Station, are closing to the public
    • Walt Disney World Switching to Date-Based Ticket Prices, Including Multi-Day Tickets
    • Park attendance showing softness going into Fall
  • Update on Chris’ visit to Epcot and the Food and Wine Festival
  • Disney News continued
    • New Candlelight Processional Narrators, Food & Merchandise Set for 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Sep 17, 2018
  • Released 9/17/18
  • Chris and family went on a Disney Cruise Line vacation
    • Fantasy ship
    • Western Caribbean cruise
  • DCL History
    • Disney Magic - The Launching of a Dream by John Heminway
  • Chris has been on nine DCL cruises
  • Halloween decorations were up on the ship as of the 9/1 sailing
  • DCL Innovations
    • Split bathrooms - like
    • Rotational dining - dislike
  • Make special requests the day you get on the ship
  • Tipping on the cruise
  • Water Slides on the ship
  • Excursions
  • The ship is spectacular and well maintained
  • Castaway Cay
    • Paradise on earth
  • Kids club
  • Chris’s photos from the trip
  • Thoughts about length of cruise
Sep 8, 2018
  • Released 9/7/18
  • Remember the Magic - Mission to Mars
    • Chris never experienced the attraction - it’s a regret
  • History
    • 1955: Rocket to the Moon at Disneyland
      • No space travel in 1955
      • Circular theater with three levels of seats: 162 seats total
      • Screen in the floor and ceiling in the middle of the theater
      • Seats had pneumatic controls and would raise and lower
      • Was a D-Ticket attraction
        • Discussion about ticket levels
      • Building was demolished in 1966
        • The TWA rocket was moved to the TWA Corporate Headquarters building in Kansas City, MO
      • Rebuilt within a year
    • 1967: Flight to the Moon at Disneyland and WDW (1971)
      • Introduced audio animatronics in the preshow, including Mr. Tom Morrow
    • 1975: Mission to Mars at Disneyland and WDW
      • Changed Mr. Tom Morrow to Mr. Johnson from Space Control and added female AAs
      • Sponsored by McDonnell-Douglas
      • Closed in 1992 in Disneyland and 1993 in WDW
    • 2003: Mission:Space at Epcot
      • The spiritual successor to MtM
  • Martin’s tribute video https://youtu.be/jPT3JoFFc1c
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