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Month: January 2016

Ep 59 – Brian Goes Global

Brian returns from Asia with a trip report from Thailand and Tokyo Disney Sea. Jim stops in to talk about all of the news coming out of SEAS lately. Kevin Yee discusses the layout of the Tokyo Disney resort. The news includes the latest closures from DHS, tram news from UOR and Coke moving into Disney Springs. Ken gives reviews of Otronicon 2016 and Ringling’s last visit to the Amway Center before they retire the elephants.

Show Notes


Date of Recording:  Jan 20 , 2015

Punch List

DHS actually pulls off a Villain themed event

DHS next typhoon of closures hit, could the Earful Tower be moved to Disney Springs?

Habit Heroes closes at Innoventions (all that’s left is Sum, storm struck House and colortopia)

Rumor – Joy, Sadness coming to Epcot

World of Coke coming to Disney Springs

SEAS Update with Jim

SWO begins removing fast rising floors in orca tanks

SWO- Wild Days media event, Mako topping off, Manatee exhibit refurb, Wild Artic reopened (god no!) and all around updates

SEAS begins rolling out new focus on upcharge events (blog post on BGT interactions | trademarks for SWSA interactions )

BGT- Cobra’s Curse elevator lift is going up, rumors of 2018 coaster,

Lowry Park – Baby zebra

Weekend Adventure nature block (including SEAS tv shows) tops syndicated ratings for Dec 28- Jan 3 week (Judge Judy was #2)

Local News

Willie the Adarvark at DAK, now at the Planet Watch

The Delaney boutique hotel announced for Downtown South (ORMC)

Universal confirms VB tram from parking garage

Roboasis behind walls. Any news there?

BJ theater is gone, Twister is see-thru. Hello Kitty coming along. Kong- queue.


Ringling -> return of Legends. Last time of elephants in Amway.

Efteling’s new dark ride

Bruce Vaughn out, Bob Weis in at WDI

Other Important Links

Kevin Yee’s Top Tips for Visiting Tokyo Disney Resort

Mr Brian’s Thailand Video Trip Report

He Says, She Says Show

Epcot’s Daredevil Circus with Regis Philbin

Coaster Casters

WDW Navigators


Sonny’s Smokin’ Showdown Jan 30 at Central Florida Zoo

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Ep 58 – Seth Goes Off (Property)

Today we have a backlogged episode from the holidays when Seth Kubersky stopped by to talk about his latest Unofficial Guide Series book; Beyond Disney. In this guide Seth and Bob Sehlinger cover all of the great attractions that you would miss if you just stayed on Disney property. The conversation covers security at Disney World, the entertainment at Holy Land Experience, the awe-inspiring displays of Kennedy Space Center and more. Seth gives some history of his time in Central Florida and rabbit trails include chats about Artegon, the future of I-Drive and what makes a good roadside attraction.

Show Notes


Date of Recording:  Dec 17, 2015

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Links for this episode

Beyond Disney 

The Unofficial Guides

Touring Plans

The Holy Land Experience 

Kennedy Space Center


Live Active Cultures on Orlando Weekly

He Says, She Says Show





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Ep 57 – Derek Burgan Goes All Out(let)

On today’s show we discuss Fun Spot’s new long-range plan then Derek Burgan stops by to talk about the latest from the Disney outlets. He also talks about dinner theatres, Disney bloggers and Cabana Bay parking.

Show Notes


Date of Recording:  Jan 13, 2016

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Punch List


Feld announces earlier than expected plan to retire elephants (this May)

Fun Spot announces HUGE new expansion, Falcon’s Creative overseeing long-term growth plan

Height balloons spotted at Fantasia Gardens

Pizza Planet to close, will it become a Muppets restaurant?

Are projection mapping, flame throwers coming to DHS fireworks?

Disney files paperwork with FAA for drones at Epcot

DVC announces new perks for 25th Anniversary, including a lounge in the old ImageWorks

New lounge coming to DAK   (pre-2000s Kungaloosh possibly available for insiders at Jock’s)

Frontier Airlines expands at MCO

WestJet adds MCO to Vancouver service

Nude Nite Orlando to be hosted at Artegon

New Splash pad announced for Florida Aquarium

MOSI presents downtown proposal to City Council

Miami-Dade announces interest in ferry service to Cuba with terminal in downtown, F&F 8 may film in Cuba

Alton Towers gets VR coaster, could LLF be next?

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