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Dave’s Disney view

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Dave takes a specific topic related to WDW and breaks it down in a short, portable format.

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Dave takes a specific topic related to WDW and breaks it down in a short, portable format.

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Wonderful show!

By Guy Hutchinson - Apr 24 2014
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Dave is a fantastic host and the show is always interesting. It's one of the best!

Nice job

By seaotters - Jun 29 2013
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Nice job on podcast. Great information on the history of WDW.

iTunes Ratings

20 Ratings
Average Ratings
17
1
1
1
0

Wonderful show!

By Guy Hutchinson - Apr 24 2014
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Dave is a fantastic host and the show is always interesting. It's one of the best!

Nice job

By seaotters - Jun 29 2013
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Nice job on podcast. Great information on the history of WDW.
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Dave’s Disney view

Latest release on Feb 17, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episodes #307 & #308 - things YOU miss at Disney World

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Overview: A few podcasts ago, Gary and I talked about our top ten attractions that we missed. I invited listeners to share what you missed - and I consolidated them here.  Its a sort of listener favorite missed attractions!

Notes:  I have talked about a number of these attractions on previous podcasts.  I invite you to use the search at the top to look through the archive and find ones that you'd like to hear more about.
 

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Apr 08 2019

40mins

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Rank #2: Episode #285 - If You Had Wings

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Overview: If You Had Wings was a hybrid of dark ride, creative effort, and advertisement.  I took a look back at how it came to be, what it was, and give you the ride audio. I also discuss the Omnimover ride technology.  Remember, you do have wings... 

Notes: If You Had Wings was quite memorable in spite of its limited effects, and lack of an immersive storyline.  I suppose it was the music, the general fun of it all, and the fact that it was free in an era where you paid per ride.  People talk about the attraction with reverence.  Or at least I do.

https://youtu.be/Azp_BM_eK_0

Want to know more about the Omnimover? Check out Disney's Omnimover patent 

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Apr 08 2019

30mins

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Rank #3: Episode #324 - Lost & Found Disney

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Overview:  On today’s podcast, I tell the tale of Disney’s acquisition of the land in Florida, and how the company managed to get autonomy. It’s a tale that I haven’t heard others talk about much and I wanted share some of the details.

Notes: I’ve got additional information contained in my video series Lost & Found in Walt Disney World which I would encourage you to check out.

Checkout my YouTube channel: lost & found in Walt Disney World. 

http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g


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Apr 08 2019

27mins

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Rank #4: Episode #340 - a couple of personal updates, and some updates about Disney

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On this episode, I've got some personal updates - I share a couple of interactions with Guest Services online, and talk about my podcast move.   

Then its on to Disney updates - the Gondola system, a temporary replacement for Illuminations, Star Wars updates, and some info on Vegetarian/Vegan Dining. 

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Vegan Disney World did a nice writeup about the brochures I mention in the podcast - its so new not all of them are printed yet!


And of course, remember to checkout my video series, Lost and Found in WDW!

http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw

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And hit me up on Twitter anytime @DisneyView

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Apr 18 2019

31mins

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Rank #5: Episode #300 - things we miss at Walt Disney World

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Overview: Gary Miceli joins me on today's podcast to talk about some of the shows, attractions, and experiences we miss in WDW.  Now there's a bit of a generational thing happening here, as Dave has some decidedly "old school" takes.  But it's a lot of fun to think back to things from the past, whether it's recent or if they are long gone...


Notes:  If you have some things you miss, post them below.  I'd be delighted to do another show on this topic in the future! 

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Apr 08 2019

32mins

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Rank #6: Episodes #301 & #302 - My recent trip

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Overview: I spent a few days up at the world recently, and I'm talking about it.  I did the food and wine festival, checked out progress on Star Wars land, and visited Pandora for the first time.  Of course, I have requisite observations and stories to tell.    


Notes:  I had fun riding on Soarin' without shoes, weird as that is. 

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Apr 08 2019

39mins

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Rank #7: Episode #339 - Disney & Data

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Overview:  I was giving some thought to one big reason Disney is successful, and that's "big data" - Disney uses a wealth of information to help you to have a magical time. I explore the concept on this podcast.

Notes: On a future show, I'll have to delve into more of how this data is used.

Don't forget to checkout my video series: Lost and Found at WDW!


http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g



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Apr 08 2019

23mins

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Rank #8: Episodes #352 & #353 - a visit to the world

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I made a recent trip to the parks and I’m here to break it down. I’ve got 4 parts - food & wine, the disney skyliner, galaxys edge, and some thoughts about construction.





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Oct 28 2019

39mins

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Rank #9: Episode #321 - Disney's America (and my summer vacation)

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Overview:  I took my summer vacation, and went on an historical tour.  A tell you a little about that - and then connect it back to Disney and talk about the proposed, but never built, Disney America.

Notes: I have to wonder if Disney America would have been a fun place to visit.  Would they have told a good story?  Been historically accurate?  Or a little of both?

Checkout my YouTube channel: lost & found in Walt Disney World. 

http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g


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Apr 08 2019

33mins

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Rank #10: Episodes #291 & #292 - Carousel of Progress history part 2 - Disney World

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Overview: On this podcast, I talk about the carousel of progress and it's move to Florida as a part of the expansion of tomorrowland at the magic kingdom. And a new song is introduced: it's the best time of your life, which evokes the idea of carpe diem. 

Notes: the kitchen is the focal point in all the scenes because that's where family comes together, and perhaps more importantly, that's where you would be most likely to see many GE appliances in one place. 

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Apr 08 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #11: Episode #283 & #284 - Norway pavillion

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Overview: Today's podcast is a tribute to the Norway pavilion. I take a thorough look at the design, layout, and theming. Then, I spend some time talking about shopping and dining. This was the last new pavilion added to World Showcase, way back in 1988! 

Notes: Norway is intriguing because it represents the area known as Scandinavia generally.  I am not a huge fan of what they did to get the fictional area of Arendale into the real country of Norway, even thought it was cute and clever.

I did enjoy putting together this retrospective on all 11 World Showcase pavilions.  I hope you enjoyed listening to it, and learning more about the history of Epcot.

Want to take a quick photo tour of Norway?  Check out my post here.

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Apr 08 2019

49mins

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Rank #12: Episode #354 - your questions, answered.

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Dave is back to answer your disney questions. Traveling over the summer, sorcerers of the magic kingdom, the chicken exit from attractions, fireworks, and more! I’ve got a few nuggets tucked in here as well.

https://thesorcerersapp.wordpress.com/how-to-play-sorcerers-of-the-magic-kingdom/





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Nov 21 2019

30mins

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Rank #13: Episode #319 - Listen to the Land

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Overview:  Today's podcast is a look back at the original ride in the Land Pavilion: Listen to the Land.  Come along and listen to a live guide recording from sometime in the early 1980s.  Its fun.  And the song is great! 

Notes: Although there were some terrific things I saw on my first couple of visits, the one that made the most lasting impression was Listen to the Land in the (surprise!) Land pavilion at Epcot.  There was something sciencey about it all, and its size was truly amazing. 

Checkout my YouTube channel: lost & found in Walt Disney World. 

http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g


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Apr 08 2019

19mins

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Rank #14: Episode #356 - a visit to the parks

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I had a chance to visit again last week, and wanted to talk about my experiences, what I saw, share some thoughts, and bring you along.



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Dec 23 2019

32mins

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Rank #15: Episode #351 - John Lennon, the Beatles, and the Lost Weekend

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On this episode, I tell the tale of the visit by John Lennon to Walt Disney World, during which the Beatles were dissolved.  Its a tale that doesn't get enough press, and I thought I'd share it.  

You can check out the video I made in my Lost & Found Series:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm8tDZj120U

May Pang's photos can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Instamatic-Karma-Photographs-John-Lennon/dp/B002N2XEJC





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Oct 02 2019

17mins

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Rank #16: Episodes #281 & #282 - Urban Legends at Disney with Kristi Petersen Schoonover

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Overview: I welcome back to the show Kristi Petersen Schoonover.  She's here to share a few not-so-well-known urban legends that include some ghost story-type elements.  Put on your headphones and have a listen!
Notes: Maybe it is just a trick of the light, but who knows?  The stories are fun, in any case.

Kristi Petersen Schoonover has been going to WDW since the 1970s, and her favorite ride of all time was If You Had Wings—but since that’s long gone, the Haunted Mansion, Big Thunder Mountain, and the Peoplemover top her list. Her collection, Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole, is a collection of ghost stories set in Disney Parks. Her novel, Bad Apple, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in December 2012, and her fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies. She lives in the Connecticut woods with her husband, occult specialist Nathan Schoonover, and still sleeps with the lights on.

www.kristipetersenschoonover.com

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Escape from Tomorrow (all formats): http://a.co/gv2D4Yx
Dark Discussions podcast episodes on Escape from Tomorrow
            Part 1: http://www.darkdiscussions.com/Pages/podcast_144.html
Part 2: http://www.darkdiscussions.com/Pages/podcast_145.html
Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole: Tales from Haunted Disney Worldhttp://amzn.to/SkeletonsPrint
5 Disneyland Ghosts Caught on Video

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Apr 08 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #17: Episodes #289 & #290 - Carousel of Progress history part 1 - Progressland and Disneyland

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Overview: On this episode, I start a retrospective of the carousel of progress. I first take a look at the general concept, then talk about its design, music, and it's installation at the worlds fair as Progressland.  Afterward, I talk about the move to Disneyland.  

Notes: "There's a great big beautiful tomorrow" is said to be One of Walt Disneys favorites because it considers the possibility of tomorrow.  And the carousel of progress reflects a lot of good things - moments from the past, hope for the future, and family to name a few key themes.
 

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Apr 08 2019

53mins

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Rank #18: Episodes #311 & #312 - The Universe of Energy

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Overview: The Universe of Energy was an original Epcot opening day pavilion that (as you might expect) devoted itself to energy, starting with an overview, talking about fossil fuels, and then moved on to renewable resources. It was one of Disney’s longest (time wise) rides, lasting around 45 minutes. I talk you through the history and we go on a ride through the attraction. 

Notes: The song was catchy and memorable. The concept was clever. It really was edutainment.  And what's not to love about the dinosaur diorama. That was worth seeing every time!

In the podcast, I mention the outside mural; this site better articulates what the mural is and includes some pictures: http://www.jlhomnimedia.com/energy-mural/

Mickey and Goofy become corporate shills! Check out this site which talks about the comic book that Exxon created:  https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/that-time-mickey-mouse-and-goofy-shilled-for-exxon-at-d-1391922492
Thanks to Nicholas for pointing out the whole comic can be found here:https://starport75.com/2010/11/11/mickey-and-goofy-explore-the-universe-of-energy-1985/

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Apr 08 2019

53mins

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Rank #19: Episode #318 - School Trips to Disney World

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Overview:  After taking my daughter to the Animal Kingdom - and talking about it - I started thinking about all the trips I took to Disney World as a school group.  I reflect on that, tell you some stories, and reminisce about the experience.

Notes: One of the really great benefits of growing up in Florida was having the ability to take annual school trips to the parks, in addition to the regular family trips.  It really couldn't be beat. 

Checkout my YouTube channel: lost & found in Walt Disney World. 

http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g


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Apr 08 2019

29mins

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Rank #20: Episode #320 - Dave answers your questions

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Overview:  Today, I'm back to answer your Disney Questions!  From Club 33, to taking a teen to Disney, to renting a car, to solo at the parks, to Food & Wine, I've got you covered.  


Notes: Keep those questions coming!  Always happy to help you out!

More about Club 33: https://thehappiestblogonearth.com/2016/10/inside-disneylands-club-33.html
Epcot Food & Wine: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/epcot/epcot-international-food-and-wine-festival/


Checkout my YouTube channel: lost & found in Walt Disney World. 

http://feeds.feedburner.com/LostWdw

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6ZFPqt9Lv2WU3bq9DKf1g


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Apr 08 2019

29mins

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