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Starport75

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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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
Jan 12, 2017
Jan 10, 2017
  • Recorded on 1/4/17
  • Listener questions
    • Question about Disney’s use of Eminent Domain
      • It might come into play regarding Crossroads Shopping Center as the plans for I-4 expansion are finalized
    • Has Disney run afoul of the Secret Service because of Disney Dollars?
      • Magic Bands can’t be used for purchases by Annual Passholders
      • What is the window for Fastpasses?
  • Charity pick
  • Rogue One discussion
  • Picks of the week
Dec 22, 2016
  • Recorded on 12/20/16
  • Minecraft
    • Special guest: Megan
    • Explanation of what Minecraft is
    • MCMagic server
      • WDW is built within Minecraft
      • You can visit and walk around, ride rides
      • The detail is fairly amazing because it’s so accurate
  • Disney Emoji Blitz Corner
    • Christmas Emojis are out
    • It’s still frustrating
    • Guess the Downloads game
    • Between 1-5 million downloads on Google’s Play store
    • Need tron.fm emoji blitz
  • Chris Visits Disney Corner
    • Chris went to the MK on Friday with his family
    • Much better experience than last time
    • Arrived around 1 p.m. and it started to get crowded around 4 p.m.
    • Clearing the park of non-MVMCP guests
    • Got to see the Castle lighting before leaving at 7 p.m.
    • Ate at Columbia Harbour House while there (because it’s the best restaurant)
    • Discussion of Pinocchio’s Village Haus and Be Our Guest Restaurants
    • Alcohol at the Magic Kingdom
      • It doesn’t bother Glenn; Chris likes that there was a ban in place for such a long time and now it’s being lifted
      • Did Walt drink?
    • Photopass is part of the Annual Pass now, and it’s a great feature
      • Magic shots
    • Annual Passholder only entrance
    • Benefits of being a Passholder
    • Security is necessary, but it needs to be rethought so it flows better
  • Charity Pick
  • Picks of the week
  • The Simpsons - Itchy & Scratchy Land (1994-S06 E04)
    • Helicopter Pilot: We are now approaching our final destination, Itchy and Scratchy Land. The amusement park of the future where nothing can "possa-bly" go wrong. Uh, possibly go wrong. That's the first thing that's ever gone wrong.
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