Tuesday, November 21, 2006

DFP Episode 004 - Welcome Back, Cookie Carnival and a ride on Monorail History.

The Disney Fanatic Podcast with your Hosts Sam and Tony...

Episode #4 - "Welcome Back, Cookie Carnival and a ride on Monorail History."
Show Date: November 20, 2006
Show Length: 49:37

Show Notes...

This show is our first one back since having our son Ryan Thomas on September 28, 2006. Thanks for all of your warm wishes and email asking for more shows.

This weeks show will take a trip to the Cookie Carnival, one of Disney's Silly Symphonies Cartoons from 1935. Pinto Colvig, the original voice of Goofy, voices the Hobo in this whimsical trip to the cookie parade. The hobo helps the little cookie girl become the queen. Then she in turn, chooses him for her king. Be sure to catch this animated short in the "Accents On Music" section on Disc 2, of Walt Disney Treasures Silly Symphonies.

We also interview Kim Pedersen, Founder and President of the Monorail Society. His website,
http://www.monorails.org/ is jam packed with information about anything to do with monorails including the Disney Monorail System and the Niles Monorail which he built in his backyard. Kim also has another company he and his wife started called mypacifier.com

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

DFP Episode 003 - Happy Holidays??? - Holiday Planning Episode

The Disney Fanatic Podcast with your Hosts Sam, Tony, Wade, and special guest holiday-time castmember Craig who is one of "Santa's Helpers" [wink - wink]
Episode #3 - "Happy Holidays??? - Holiday Planning Episode" - August 15, 2006
Show Length: 1:20:39

Show Notes...

If you are planning to go to Disneyland or Disney World, this episode will give you an overview of all of the Special Holiday Attractions, Events and Decorations. Make sure you plan your vacation with these items included:

Stitch is Going to be in Disneyland Paris for the Holiday Festival

Tony recommends http://www.dizpins.com/ for good pin collecting information.

Good website for Holiday information is http://www.wdwinfo.com/holidays/christmas_world.htm#hm-holiday
(Some information below was extracted from the above DIS website)

Disneyland Holiday Events...

  • Remember...Dreams Come True Fireworks w/ holiday finale (mid November thru January 2, 2006)
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday Early October through January 2nd
  • "It’s A Small World Holiday" (November 11, 2005 thru January 2, 2006)
  • "A Christmas Fantasy Parade" (November 15, 2005 thru January 2, 2006)
  • Disneyland's "Christmas Candlelight Procession" (2006 dates unknown at this time)
  • Santa’s Reindeer Round-up located at Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland.(November 11, 2005 thru January 2, 2006)

Disney's California Adventure

  • Santa’s Beach Blast (November 11, 2005 thru January 2, 2006)

Disney World Holiday Events
Magic Kingdom

  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (includes 2 showings of the Parade)
  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Parade (Dec 24 through 31 - 12:30pm and 3:30pm)
    (The parade event that is shown on ABC Christmas morning is usually filmed the first Saturday in Dec. There isn't any special admission to this filming, but the park is more crowded than normal. The parade, since it's being filmed for TV, is also not as free flowing as when it normally runs, but you will see more characters and maybe some celebrities)
  • Donald & Company Tree Lot is open in Fantasyland
  • Santa Claus will be meeting and greeting Magic Kingdom guests at the Tour Guide Gardens next to City Hall.

Animal Kingdom

  • Mickey's Jingle Jungle Expeditions (December 1 - 31 - 3:45pm)

Disney's MGM Studios

  • The Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights begins on November 13, 2006 and runs through January 7, 2007.
  • The Hollywood Holly-Day Parade


  • Holidays around the World
  • "Lights of Winter."
  • Every evening, you can join Mickey and friends for the nightly tree-lighting ceremony at 6:00pm.
  • Around World Showcase, Storytellers tell tales of their heritage and how the holidays are celebrated in their homeland.
  • Candlelight Processional at the America Gardens Theatre.
  • Illuminations is enhanced for the Holidays. "Let There Be Peace On Earth" with narration by Walter Cronkite will be the finale of this amazing nightly show.


  • Each deluxe resort has a confectionary that the kitchen staff produce for the holidays.
  • Amazing decorations for the holidays

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

DFP Episode 002 - Space Mountain - Back to the Future!

The Disney Fanatic Podcast with your Hosts Sam, Jordyn, Tony, and Wade
Episode #2 - "Space Mountain - Back to the Future!" - July 27, 2006

We reported in this podcast that the Rockit Mountain was open or in soft openings. This is incorrect and we are sorry. Rockit Mountain is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2007 with the Year of a Million Dreams. It was also stated that the ride will have music of a VanHalen-esc feel. This has not been confirmed. There was talk that because Rockit Mountain was advertised as part of 2006 Grad Nights, a modified version of what was actually planned for the ride, was rushed out in May and June. This modified version was rumored to include VanHalen music. It has not been confirmed that any VanHalen music was used for Grad Nights.

Show notes
Due to a scheduling conflict, Jordyn couldn't join us for this show.
She'll be back for the next episode.

This show we have a new co-host, Wade Jackson, owner/operator of www.gadvupdates.com This site is a roller coaster enthusiest forum with Six Flags Great Adventure as the main theme park but not limited to just that park.

This show we discuss last years rehab to the Disneyland Space Mountain. We compare that ride with the Florida version and give our thoughts and opinions about what should (or shouldn't) be done to bring the Florida version "Back to the Future!"

We also have our first Disneyanna Update. We'll try to do our best to bring you up-to-date information in the Disney collectibles world.

This weeks report includes:

  • New WDCC Pirates of the Caribbean Series - First piece titled "It be too late to alter course..." is due out at WDW October 7th and at Disneyland on October 14th.
  • New WDCC piece "Jack's Back!" from the Nightmare Before Christmas Series" due to be released at a special Disneyland Event Saturday, October 28th...
  • Robert Olszewski's additions to the Main Street Collection from both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Robert will also be making a guest appearance August 18th and 19th in WDW. See www.disneygallery.com for more details
  • There have been changes to the Dreamfinder and Figment event in WDW. The date has been changed from Sept 9, 2006 to Sept 7, 2006 and will NOT be held at the Oddessy Restaurant in Epcot. It will now be in the Fantasia Ballroom G at the Contemporary Hotel Convention Center. The cost has also been lowered to $260.00 per person. See www.disneygallery.com to register.

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Friday, June 23, 2006

DFP Episode 001 - So you want to work at Disney?

The Disney Fanatic Podcast with your Hosts Sam, Jordyn, and Tony
Episode #1 - "So You Want To Work At Disney?" - June 24, 2006
Show notes

Links we discussed:

The Land Pavilion Former attractions

  • Food Rocks - A musical theatre show based on nutrition, with animatronic characters. This show replaced Kitchen Kabaret. It featured parodies of popular songs and popular singers. (1994- Jan. 3, 2004)
  • Listen to the Land (1982 to September 27th, 1993)
  • Kitchen Kabaret A musical theatre show based on nutrition, with animatronic characters. (1982- Jan. 3, 1994)
  • Symbiosis - Movie that focused on the fact the earth is under stress by man. (1982-1995) Replaced by Circle of Life.

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Saturday, June 03, 2006

Introductory Promo Podcast

This is an introduction to what you can expect from the DisneyFanatic Podcast...

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Disney Fanatic Podcast

This podcast will focus on the American Disney Parks in Florida and Anaheim, Ca. We'll show comparisons, give tips, voice opinions, and more...

We will also focus on Disneyanna...with information, news, and announcements regarding your favorite Disney Collectibles. We'll have exclusive interviews with sculpture artists, animators, performers, and more...

Stay tuned as this podcast will start in the coming weeks.