Jonathan Dichter, former co-host of All About the Mouse podcast, joins us again this week, for a discussion of the Disney Infinity video game, and its potential implications for the Parks and privacy.
In celebration of Labor Day, we discuss our experiences with outstanding Cast Members, and talk about the importance of Cast Members both onstage and backstage.
Jennifer’s written about quite a few Cast Members in her Jentasmic! column at Studios Central:
In preparation for Trace’s trip to DL to attend the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at the end of the month, we put together a few factoids and thoughts about the great was-once-gonna-be-a-restaurant feathered animatronic extravaganza!
Also, look out for this book of essays Jennifer mentioned: Disneyland and Culture: Essays on the Parks and Their Influence.
This week, we discuss Walt Disney’s love of railroad trains, and other forms of track-based public transit.
This episode was inspired by the book Walt and the Promise of Progress City, by Sam Gennawey. We’ve got an extra copy to give away! To enter the giveaway, go to our Facebook page and comment on the post announcing this episode; after one week, we’ll pick a name at random to win the book.
We also are joined in this podcast not only by Trace and Greg, but also by the loudest pug in the wilderness, Roxxy. She’s especially noticeable at about 21 minutes into the show. Let me tell you, people who are light sleepers should not have pugs in the house.
We have lots of things we hope and plan to do in 2013! We discuss them.
A couple related links:
The Watchamacallit joins us this week to discuss the Villains theme park that we wish Disney would build.
Lisa’s been to Cars Land, and lived to tell the tale!
Special bonus: Listen for the confused, uncomfortable noise that Jennifer makes as she tries to hide her disgust that Cars Land made Lisa want to watch Cars. And don’t worry, Lisa’s not really gonna watch Cars.
Shout out to Jeff W. for recording this week’s intro!
This photo of Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel is courtesy of TripAdvisor