Episodes

13 : A snap and a clap

December 14, 2016

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  • Recorded 12/14/16
  • Emoji Blitz Corner
    • Hi, Sean!
    • Availability of Christmas emoji
  • The majesty of the Christmas season
    • Advent calendars, including Lego Advent calendars
    • R2-D2 Advent calendar
  • Chris Visits Disney Corner
    • Chris visited the Magic Kingdom on 12/10/16
    • The signs were there that Chris should just turn around and go home
    • It was very crowded at the Magic Kingdom
    • Chris visits the Cabanas!
  • What did Glenn do last weekend?
    • Played handyman
    • Helped with computer problems
  • Listener email
    • Email from Sean
    • Question about quality of the parks and movies
    • We attempt an answer
  • Pick of the week

12 : Candlelight Processional narrated by Roger Rabbit

December 06, 2016

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  • Recorded December 6, 2016
  • Emoji Blitz Corner (not really)
    • Somehow, the conversation quickly devolves into Moana...
    • And what kind of VHS we had growing up...
    • And Glenn recording the resort channels at WDW…
    • And back to Moana (and Hawaii Five-O).
    • Come back for Chris’ Review Corner...
    • And Chris’ Reading Corner where he reads The Princess and the Frog Little Golden Book
  • Livestream of Spaceship Earth transforming into Death Star
    • Needed some practice for the livestream
    • The best part was the laser
    • Express bus transportation is being charged for
  • Candlelight Processional
    • Began in 1958 at Disneyland on Main Street
    • The living Christmas Tree was added in 1960 and was formed by the Western High School A’Capella Choir. The choir director retired in 1981 and in 1982 the Disney Employee Choir filled their place, and hold it to the present time
    • Celebrity narrators were added in 1961 and Dennis Morgan was the first narrator, and was the narrator through 1964. Dick Van Dyke was the narrator in 1965 (which would end up being the last that Walt attended), and it changed each year after that, with some repeats.
    • WDW has always had a celebrity narrator. Rock Hudson was the first WDW narrator in 1971.
    • It performed for two nights only in Disneyland and WDW.
    • In 1993, because of guest demand, WDW’s was moved to Epcot and ran two shows each night for 15 nights. It was so successful that in 1994, it was expanded to 30 nights with two performances each night.
    • The Disneyland Candlelight Procession and Ceremony moved to a new home at the Fantasyland Theater in 1998, returning to Main Street in 2003, and beginning in 2012 it was presented multiple nights.
    • It’s a presentation of the Christmas story in readings by a celebrity narrator and music by a Mass choir and 50-piece orchestra
    • It’s pure Christmas; the story of the birth of Christ
    • Current music set list for Epcot’s presentation:
      • Candlelight Carillon (Processional)
      • O Little Town of Bethlehem
      • Hark The Herald Angels Sing
      • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
      • Shout for Joy
      • O Come All Ye Faithful
      • Away in a Manger
      • O Holy Night
      • Angels from the Realms of Glory
      • Il Est Ne
      • Rejoice with Exceeding Great Joy (Glenn’s favorite!)
      • What Child is This
      • Do You Hear What I Hear
      • Silent Night
      • Joy to the World
      • Hallelujah
      • The Wonderful World of Christmas (recessional)
    • We listen to the music during the Christmas season since we can’t be there, and we watched a livestream of a production last week with Neil Patrick Harris
    • Celebrity narrators
  • Special Guest to talk about the Candlelight Processional - Tammy! @missdiz
    • Had to practice at least 10 times to be in the choir
    • First year was 2000
    • Celebrity guests
      • couldn’t really meet them, but Gary Sinese shook everyone’s hand
    • Get ready behind the American Adventure
    • Procession - tree fills in first, then the school choirs
    • What it’s like when you’re standing on stage
    • We enjoying seeing it as a family when we go on vacation
  • Live Action/Animated films
    • Chris hates them with a white-hot passion
    • Chris doesn’t like Roger Rabbit or Mary Poppins
    • The Polar Express freaks Glenn out
    • Chris thinks the Rankin-Bass specials should be made so they’re more interesting to younger audiences
  • Charity Pick
  • Picks of the week

11 : Let's go to the Monorail's dining car

November 29, 2016

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  • Recorded on 11/29/16
  • Follow Up
    • Glenn clarifies his stance on the Cabanas at the Magic Kingdom…kinda.
    • Christmas Drones at Disney Springs
  • Minecraft
  • NintendoLand at Universal Theme Parks
  • Charity Spot
  • Highway in the Sky Dine-Around
    • Glenn thinks it’s an OK idea; Chris doesn’t
    • Tangent into Disney using Food & Beverage revenue instead of building new attractions/experiences
    • Chris wants dinner on the monorail
  • Snacks at WDW
    • Dole Whip, Citrus Swirl
    • Popcorn
    • Coke and Frozen Cokes
    • Turkey Legs - Chris likes, Glenn doesn't
    • Handwiches - old school
    • Chicken and Waffles at Backlot Express at DHS with Darth Vader waffles
    • Podcast topic idea: Weird food at Disney in the past
    • Ice cream; specifically ice cream cookie sandwiches
  • Pick of the week
  • Aftershow
    • Positivity!

10 : Bananas for Cabanas

November 22, 2016

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  • Recorded on 11/22/16
  • Thanksgiving week
  • Emoji Blitz Corner
    • Psych! (Well, about a minute of discussion)
    • Waiting for the Christmas emojis to be released
    • Glenn is playing Clash Royale again
    • Chris wants to get Glenn to play Tetris; Glenn will become obsessed with it if he starts playing it again
    • Future episodes: Retro video games and Walt Disney World Explorer
  • Chris’ visit to DHS and his review of Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! - AKA "Chris Visits Disney" Corner
    • Star Tours
      • First ride on ST for Chris’ son
    • Great Movie Ride
    • Star Wars Launch Bay
    • Stormtrooper march
    • Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!
      • Chris enjoyed it
      • Gives it about an 8.5 out of 10
      • Prep and Landing is great
    • Other Christmas offerings that Chris is going to try to attend
      • Drones at Disney Springs
      • Maybe other things, but probably not
    • Chris’ Disney Adventure is the best segment
  • Magic Bands 2
    • Disney is trying to save expenses by not having to permanently have the RFID chip in every band
    • Will they pass the savings along to the guest?
    • Can put the pebble in other items
    • The data that comes from the Magic Bands must be incredible
    • Magic Band technology hasn’t made it to Disneyland yet
    • Why can’t Magic Bands for AP’ers be used for charging?
  • Pandora - The World of AVATAR
    • Opening Summer 2017
    • Showed a clip of one of the AAs
    • Opinions:
      • Glenn couldn’t care less about Avatar; should have spent the money on original IP
      • Chris: theming is a waste of talent for the Imagineers; does not agree with using Avatar
    • Our opinions aside: the AA looks fantastic
    • It’s a shame that technology isn’t being used on something with Disney theming
  • Cabanas in the Magic Kingdom
    • Glenn thinks it’s a huge money grab by the Walt Disney Company
    • Chris plays Devil’s Advocate and makes a case for it…and makes good points
    • It’s mainly the presentation of the current test of the cabanas in Tomorrowland that’s bugging Glenn
    • If they were themed and out of the way, it wouldn’t be bad
  • Charity Pick
  • Epcot is the next park to be overhauled
    • Finally!
    • It could be really cool or really awful
    • More show material! Yay!
  • A new festival at Epcot
    • Festival of the Arts
    • Extending the number of festivals at Epcot
    • A scrappy little company trying to make their way in the world
  • Picks of the week

9 : Attack of the Disney Christmas Drones

November 15, 2016

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8 : President Lincoln and his bag of holding

November 01, 2016

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  • Recorded 11/1/16
  • An election is coming up
    • Chris is voting early tomorrow
    • Chris is taking a field trip to the Crayola Experience in the Florida Mall on Election Day
  • Hall of Presidents
    • History
      • ’64-’65 World’s Fair - Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln
      • Moved to Disneyland
      • When WDW was being designed, they didn’t want another New Orleans Square because of the proximity of NOLA to Orlando
      • Imagineers reviewed plans for Liberty Street from Disneyland and decided on Liberty Square
      • Created the Hall of Presidents for WDW
      • Starting with Bill Clinton, the sitting President gives a speech
      • With Barack Obama, the HoP was redone with the version that is there today
    • Opinions
      • Glenn has liked every version of the HoP
      • Chris hasn’t been in a while; he’s going to go before it changes
    • How much cooperation do they need from the President?
  • The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History
    • The beauty of Liberty Square
    • It’s an underrated land
    • The Muppets are a good addition
    • We want to see it in person; we’ve watched a video of it and it looks fun
    • Little gems of WDW
  • Charity Pick
  • PizzeRizzo
    • Opens 11/18/16
    • Pizza Planet pizza was horrible
      • Not as good as Lombardi’s in New York; America’s First Pizzeria!
    • Looking forward to this opening
    • Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano
      • Glenn has never eaten there
      • Chris ate there with his friend Sean
      • Chris didn’t have a great meal there, although Sean really enjoys it
    • A little background on Sean - a future guest on the podcast
  • Construction at the Magic Kingdom for new security checkpoints
    • Report on WDWMagic
    • Security for each separate type of transportation to try to speed up getting through security
    • There’s a need for security, but anything that can help will be welcome
    • Chris gets picked every time to go through the metal detector
    • The security checkpoints should be blended in better
  • Rumors of Guardians of the Galaxy attraction
    • Rumors of GotG replacing Universe of Energy have been squashed
    • New rumor: GotG overlay at Tower of Terror in DHS
    • It doesn’t fit the theme of Hollywood and Sunset Blvd
    • Glenn thinks the GotG overlay is OK in DCA, but not DHS
    • However, if Glenn had to choose between it going in Epcot or DHS, Glenn picks DHS
  • Pick of the week
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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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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.