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Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

A podcast (mostly) about Disney, Walt Disney World, Disneyland and anything Mickey Mouse, news, history, tips, and we sometimes nerd out on anything--tech, photography, cars, books, music, etc. Join the fun!
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Jul 16, 2018
Jul 1, 2018
Jun 11, 2018
May 25, 2018
May 20, 2018
  • Recorded 5/16/18
  • Glenn’s Disney trip planning
    • FastPass+ Reservations
    • Was it better before FP, in the olden days?
  • ParkLeap update
    • Updates coming
    • Chris needs more feedback about the app to help continue to make it even better
  • Disney News and Chris’ Disney Adventures
  • Chris: Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet https://amzn.to/2rVSDO5
  • Chris’ tip: Notifications on iPhone - setting by app
May 3, 2018
Apr 21, 2018
  • Recorded 4/18/18
  • ParkLeap
  • News
    • FastPass+ for Toy Story Land Opens to Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Guests
    • All-New Play Disney Parks App Coming to Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort This Summer
    • Funko Dorbz Ridez Series Released at Disney Parks
    • Merchandise for 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    • New Starbucks ‘You Are Here’ Adventureland Mug Released at Disneyland
    • First Disney Skyliner tower now in place at Epcot
    • Crossroads Shopping Center by Disney World to Close for I-4 Right of Way
  • Rumors
    • New Monorail Fleet Has Been Ordered For Walt Disney World
    • Walt Disney World Bus Wait Times Coming to My Disney Experience App
    • Universal acquires more property for expansion
  • Picks of the Week
Apr 7, 2018
Mar 28, 2018
Mar 10, 2018
  • Recorded 3/7/18
  • We’re back!
    • Catchup discussion
  • Disney News
    • McDonald's reunites with Disney on Happy Meals after more than a decade apart
    • Explore 11 Areas in the Disney Parks with Google Maps Street View
    • Opening of Toy Story Land on June 30, 2018
    • Wait Times
  • Trip Report - Glenn’s trip to WDW
    • Where did Glenn stay?
    • What you miss out on by not staying on property
    • Animal Kingdom discussion
    • Daily schedule; no relaxing
    • Epcot International Festival of the Arts
      • Disney on Broadway
      • Lunch at the Garden Grill restaurant
    • Souvenirs
      • Autographs: to personalize or not?
    • Highlights and lowlights
  • Chris booked DCL vacation
    • Excitement of an upcoming vacation
    • Need to do a trip to LA/Disneyland with both families
    • Walt Disney Family Museum trip?
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
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