Episodes

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

7 : Food and Whine Festival

October 25, 2016

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6 : Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

October 19, 2016

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  • Recorded 10/19/16
  • Children are wonderful...but exhausting
  • The infamous Disney Emoji Blitz
    • Glenn and Chris are done with the game
    • It’s so frustrating
    • We’re so sorry we’re talking about this. It’s so embarrassing. This is it though. Well, at least until the special Christmas emojis are released...
  • New Christmas offering at Disney Hollywood Studio
    • Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam!
    • Glenn’s opinion: Good effort, but not a replacement for Osbourne Lights
    • Chris is looking forward to seeing it. It may be a new tradition for them.
    • Epcot should be the center of Disney’s Christmas effort. Decorate World Showcase with the Osbourne lights.
  • Annual Passes
    • Chris just renewed his. The “Disney Tax” in October
    • Should Glenn buy Annual Passes? There’s a special deal if you purchase before 1/3/17: get 13 months for the price of 12
    • Disney is turning the dials to try to increase attendance without diminishing the profit margin that they’ve been making
    • Parking is included, as is PhotoPass, and those are huge benefits
  • Maps of the Disney Parks book
    • Beautiful book
    • Chris’ unboxing of the book from Amazon
    • Covers all the theme parks
    • Glenn points out the two map posters he had on his wall when he was growing up
  • Charity spotlight
  • 2017 Disney Parks Poster Calendar
    • Glenn ordered his through the Shop Disney app
    • It’s a great calendar, and Glenn’s thrilled that they keep making them
  • Giveaway!!!
    • Glenn is giving away a 1979 Winter Disney News magazine
    • Send an email to show@tron.fm, or follow us on Twitter, or Facebook, or leave a review on iTunes
    • Deadline is midnight EDT on 10/31/16
  • 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.