Episodes

29 : A History of the Swan and Dolphin Along with Disney News

June 16, 2017

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28 : Stupid Judy! Where's Ellen? Oh, she's listening to The Beatles.

May 31, 2017

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  • 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:

27 : Episode 027 - Glenn admits he was incorrect about the Water Mice

May 16, 2017

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  • Recorded 5/16/17
  • Follow up
    • Water Sprites vs. Water Mouse
    • Glenn was incorrect; they were called Water Mouse for six years
    • Breakdown:
      • Water Sprites - 27 years (59%)
      • Water Mouse - 6 years (13%) (’98 - ’04 - The “slap a Mickey on it” years)
      • Sea Raycers - 13 (and counting) years (28%)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean movie was…pirated
  • Update to My Disney Experience app
    • Can now order food at counter service restaurants
    • Only at Animal Kingdom now
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 - Chris went to see it and enjoyed it
    • Chris’ adventure at the movies
  • New fireworks show at the MK: Happily Ever After
    • Glenn watched the livestream
    • Chris has watched it from his house and has seen photos, but hasn’t watched the livestream
    • Glenn is excited for it; Chris isn’t sure
  • Pandora - Avatarland
    • Glenn needs to make Fastpass reservations
    • Two new attractions; need to figure out which one to get the FP for
  • Tickets for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are on sale
    • In October and December, the cost is $100 per person
  • People doing good things:
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26 : The joys of Disney Springs and a heck of an aftershow

May 02, 2017

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  • 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
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  • 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!)
    • How to pronounce “Louisiana”
    • Pirates of the Caribbean movie and Johnny Depp appearing in POTC in Disneyland

25 : Star Wars Celebration, Disney News, and WDW Trip Planning

April 19, 2017

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  • Recorded on 4/19/17
  • Picking blueberries
  • Star Wars Celebration 2017
    • Star Wars convention
    • Chris and his family attended on Friday
    • It’s the 3rd one that Chris has attended
    • No more Star Wars Weekends at Disney Hollywood Studios; 2015 was the last SWW
    • R2 Builders - Chris is a member and is building his own R2 unit
  • Survey on boutique Star Wars Resort
    • Two day experience for $900 - $1,000 per person
  • Club 33 is coming to all four Walt Disney World theme parks
    • Brief history of Club 33
  • Gondola is coming to WDW
  • Disney is building their own “Uber”-like service; the “Duber” service
  • Burying the lede: Glenn is planning a Disney trip for July!
    • Have hotel reservations
    • Started making dining reservations
    • Built out a spreadsheet with crowd info from touringplans.com
    • Podcast meet up!
  • People doing good things
    • http://www.211.org/ from United Way
  • Picks of the week

24 : News, Photopass talk, and lots of love for the Grand Floridian

April 04, 2017

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Terrific Recordings of Nothing (TRoN amongst friends) is an artisinally-crafted podcast woven from the random threads of thought from two guys who clearly have too much free time. It's a (roughly) weekly show covering Disney-related things (Parks, mostly) but isn't afraid to wander off into the woods on other topics from time to time. Glenn and Chris love to geek out on many geeky things. Give a listen and give us some feedback. We love to hear from fans.

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Hosts

Chris Grey

Technologist and collector of hobbies. Wishes he had a time machine so his sons could see the Epcot that blew his mind in 1984.

Glenn Welch

IT Manager, born and raised in NOLA, took a 13-year detour to Orlando, but I'm back in New Orleans for good (I think...). Disney and photography geek and co-host of tron.fm.