This week we discuss our past experiences with ECVs and wheelchairs. Do you have any to share?
This photo of Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel is courtesy of TripAdvisor
On this episode, Trace and Lisa share their experiences using the Touring Plans method of navigating the Magic Kingdom! Armed only with their laminated and personalized touring plan, will they accomplish their goal of enjoying all* the attractions the Magic Kingdom has to offer?
*all = anything BUT Tom Sawyer’s Island
Jennifer loves to talk about Touring Plans and Lines! So even though our good friends in TestaVille (aka the website of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World) could speak much more eloquently on the topic, when Trace had a few questions about how to use these products to squeeze the maximum number of attractions into a single August day at the Magic Kingdom, we just went with it.
While you’re at it, check out TDC 90, featuring Lines developer Henry Work.
And about those badges? Jennifer’s still a relative neophyte on Lines, but she sure is proud of her Nowhere in Particular badge. Here are her current stats and chats on the Lines app, where she’s known by the user name “kitty-chan.”
We close out the show this week with a wonderful song by Jonathan Coulton. If you’ve only heard Code Monkey or Still Alive, you totally owe it to yourself to check out a few more of his tunes. And since we ended the podcast with a song that seems like it should be happy but is totally sad, let’s now treat you to the inverse: “I Feel Fantastic.”
Wondering how we feel about Walt Disney World re-naming the TTA to the TTA Peoplemover?
Strangely enough, there’s an obscene part right in the middle somewheres, regarding Lotso. Keep the kids away, kthx. And we listen to audio from the Disneyland Peoplemover, which isn’t dirty at all, we promise.
Can you imagine spending a day with Jennifer and the Watchamacallit at Disneyland Paris? Well, you’ll surely be able to after you listen to this week’s show!
We can’t help lapsing into internet memes from time to time, so here’s a couple tidbits to clue you in on what we’re talking about:
- Only in Kenya flash animation, which includes a reference to Kenya peeing all over Norway.
- YuGiOh – The Abridged Series, whose Bandit Keith is always glad to remind you how things are In America.
And for the record: The Watchamacallit’s toe was just fine. Honest.
Ever thought about the role of women in Carousel of Progress, or other Disney Parks attractions? Well, if not, we’ve got some fodder for thought in this week’s show, in which we discuss this beloved ride from a feminist perspective.
And, well, oops! Jennifer goofed when she said Rosey Grier was a 1970s football player….that career ended in the 1960s, which doesn’t make him any less cool or feminist, just older! And why do we call him a feminist? Well, for one thing, he recorded the song you’ve heard on the show, from the TV special Free to Be You ande Me, encouraging boys to let their feelings show and not be trapped in that tired old stereotype that boys can’t cry. Plus, the man could do a mean needlepoint, I tell you.
It’s Alright to Cry
And hey, since we’ve all been reminiscing so much about Michael Jackson lately, how about this clip, also from Free to Be You and Me?
When We Grow Up