Episode 35: Interview with Banks Lee from Attractions - The Show

In which we chat with the great Banks Lee, co-host of Attractions - The Show! We talk Orlando Attractions Magazine, Star Wars Weekends, The Adventurers Club, My Magic+ and head up the road to explore Gringotts Bank and the new Cabana Bay at Universal.

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Subscribe today: www.attractionsmagazine.com

Another theme park alternative: www.funspotattractions.com

Legends Old Town featuring an Orlanso ghost tour & all-year haunted house: www.legendsoldtown.com

Last week's Attractions The Show opens at Fun Spot & features co-host JeniLynn touring the Legends Ghost Tour: http://youtu.be/n23SpN97HjE

Star Wars Weekends 2014 official details: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/hollywood-studios/star-wars-weekend/

Vader busts a move at the Hyperspace Hoopla: http://youtu.be/-NY251SDGVM

I'm not sure if this fits into Star Wars canon, but I like it: http://youtu.be/SR7wIH-UZVU

Harry Potter's London continues to emerge at Universal: http://attractionsmagazine.com/wizarding-world-update-knight-bus-arrives-london-waterfront-details-starting-show/

Watch Banks go all "Mad Men" style at Cabana Bay: http://youtu.be/wJ3dcxMFOf0

Check out the amazing selection of collectibles & memorabilia at Theme Park Connection: www.themeparkconnection.com

Episode 34: History Boys & Treasure Hunters

In which we discuss D23's Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, how it affected each of us, and the impact of Disney. We also pause to remember a legend and his Disney connections.

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The exhibit: https://d23.com/walt-disney-archives/exhibits/

The Museum: http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/treasures-of-the-walt-disney-archives/

Mickey Rabbit?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswald_the_Lucky_Rabbit

 

Episode 33: Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Couch!

In which Bart marches solo to the Animal Kingdom's soon to be defunct parade, teases upcoming guests and even recommends a little Disney- related reading (or listening) not his own.

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Bank Lee's blog chronicling his personal adventure preparing for Harry Potter at Universal: 
http://banksleethethreeclicks.blogspot.com

Follow along with the full Jammin' Jungle Parade courtesy of Attractions Magazine: http://youtu.be/vJdPUXLk6vY

Ears of Steel recommended reading: http://www.amazon.com/DisneyWar-James-B-Stewart-ebook/dp/B000FCK0IU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396303379&sr=8-1&keywords=stewart+disney+war

Episode 32: Battlefield: Spaceship Earth

In which we pull on the tights and step into the squared-circle with "Hollywood" Kurt Larson, host of "Stay Cool, Geek", and non-Epcot fan, to debate the merits of Walt Disney World's second gate, Epcot!

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Rent or purchase Kurt's feature film, SON OF GHOSTMAN:  www.sonofghostman.com/buy-now

Episode 31: Incredibly Lost on Raglan Road

In which we celebrate our Irish heritage, as well the continued life of Wayne Knight, marvel over the lack of additional Incredibles movies, and then imagine(er) a new Incredibles attraction. Plus Kelly lays the ground rules for next week's Epcot cage match!

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Chicago makes an entire river Irish for a day: http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/watch-chicago-river-turn-green-165717761--abc-news-topstories.html?vp=1

A few minutes from Bart's last evening at Raglan Road: http://youtu.be/J3EH2xKJgU8

Wayne Knight alive & well: http://www.thewrap.com/wayne-knight-death-reports-hoax/

Want to see how to make your favorite podcast host weep?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny-df0bgTuQ

 Brad Bird on continuing the Incredibles franchise: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/brad-bird-incredibles-sequel-i-523427

Even Frozone is looking for his super suit!: http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/samuel-l-jackson-i-keep-asking-pixar-about-the-incredibles/313855

Incredibles Island?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discovery_Island_(Bay_Lake)

So what exactly was the deal with the ending of LOST? http://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/12-highlights-from-the--lost--paleyfest-panel-054715551.html

Kurt Larson's film, SON OF GHOSTMAN, was nominated for a Rondo award. Please vote for Kurt's film here: http://bit.ly/1kCBqPt

Episode 30: I Love This Pod (& Grill)

In which we discuss a cyber-brush with a CMA, ACM and Grammy winning superstar, Chicago dogs vs. Main Street U.S.A., a respected travel writer's attack on Orlando, and the first official EoS Meet-Up!

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A great 3 & 1/2 STABS review for our friend Kurt Larson's Son of Ghostman: http://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/son-ghostman-2014#axzz2vZuPZYya

Get your beer in a Mason jar even in Chicago at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill: http://countrybaril.com/

Follow Bart's new best friend & future touring partner: https://twitter.com/RonnieDunn

Bart's favorite Brooks & Dunn song: http://youtu.be/Si0azctmJDc

Perhaps the split wasn't so amicable: http://theboot.com/brooks-and-dunn-breakup-reasons/

The best hot dogs (even & especially at 2 AM): http://geneandjudes.com/

The best (well, the only) hot dogs in the Magic Kingdom: http://wdwinfo.com/walt-disney-world/dining/caseys-corner

 

Ears of Steel 29: Adele Dazeem's Oscar Adventure

In which we discuss Frozen's big night, Travolta's big screw-up, EGOTs, Ellen DeGeneres as host & Disney Oscar ambassador, Epcot's Universe of Energy / Ellen's Energy Adventure attraction & more!

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Songwriters & big winners Robert & Kristen Anderson-Lopez - great to see fun people win: http://entertainment.time.com/2014/03/02/oscars-frozen-egot/

So what is an EGOT?: http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/03/showbiz/gallery/egot-club/

Martin's Vid's must-watch tribute to Universe of Energy (p.s. All of Martin's vids are musts!): http://www.martinsvids.net/?p=263

 

Ears of Steel 28: The Candy Man

In which we remember a comedy icon and hero on the anniversary of his passing, make the case for his status as "Disney Legend," react to today's loss of another cinematic giant, and finally make our Oscar picks for next week's show.

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John Candy:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Candy

Roles Candy almost played, including Redfeather the turkey in Pocahontas: 
http://splitsider.com/2011/06/the-lost-roles-of-john-candy/

John featured in Disney Adventures magazine: 
http://www.johncandy.com/Articles.aspx?Article=13&ArticlePage=13&ArticleIssue=13

John Hughes, The Chicago Blackhawks, and the day John Candy shot the puck: http://grantland.com/features/filmmaker-john-hughes-nhl-fandom/

Rest in Peace Harold Ramis:
http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/544/article/p2p-79423939/

Pick your Oscar winners & play along with us: http://oscar.go.com/nominees

Ears of Steel 27: Push it Real Good!

In which we mourn the loss of a talking garbage can, Bart reviews The LEGO Movie, and Kelly recounts the day he got to be Iron Man (kind of).

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PUSH the trash (courtesy of Inside the Magic: http://youtu.be/viPGjq1vJ1o

The LEGO Movie is a hit! Http://entertainment.time.com/2014/02/09/triumph-in-toy-town-for-the-lego-movie/

And as the song says, The LEGO Movie is awesome! http://youtu.be/StTqXEQ2l-Y

Build your own Captain MetalBeard: http://shop.lego.com/en-US/MetalBeard-s-Duel-70807

Support good independent film. Watch "Son of Ghostman": 

Support good independent film. Watch "Son of Ghostman": http://sonofghostman.com/

Captain America-themed nightclub in Bulgaria (thanks to @BlairJCampbell on Twitter!) http://m.imgur.com/a/J8s5m

Ears of Steel 26: The Lone Rangers?

In which pay tribute to a great actor, get really geeky examining movie trailers during the big game, take a side trip to Metropolis, and discuss that mysterious masked man ... 6 months later.

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Short but sweet tribute to PSH by Almost Famous director Cameron Crowe: http://www.theuncool.com/2014/02/03/psh/

"You have to make your reputation on being honest and unmerciful." http://youtu.be/HpISLkb5L5E

Who is Lex Luthor? http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Lex_Luthor

Surely not this guy: http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/jesse-eisenberg-junket-interview-mean-just-awkward-194324312.html

Flying your way whether you like it or not: http://youtu.be/OzWygkJlGcQ

Hear Bart's appearance on the WDW Mousenger podcast with Rod Wheaton: http://wdwmousenger.com/?p=1485

And coming soon on Dis After Dark: http://www.disafterdark.com/

Lol: http://youtu.be/umVyjrV9w6I

Episode 25: Lands and Worlds and Walt

In which we finally discuss Saving Mr. Banks, how Tom Hanks made us cry, the real Robert Sherman, award snubs, songs about churros, and more details from Kelly's trip to Disneyland.

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The episode of Jim Hill & Len Testa's show Disney Dish podcast referenced on the show: http://podbay.fm/show/452620851/e/1389830400?autostart=1

As always, listen to Stay Cool, Geek with Kurt Larsen: www.staycoolgeek.com

Sad but true. The E! article Kelly mentioned: http://eonline.com/news/500140/2014-oscars-bad-grandpa-got-the-same-amount-of-nominations-as-saving-mr-banks-so-there-s-that

Floyd Norman's brilliant response to Meryl Streep: http://floydnormancom.squarespace.com/blog/2014/1/8/sophies-poor-choice

Indiana Jones Adventure: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana_Jones_Adventure

The Walt Disney Hyperion Studios: http://blog.wdwinfo.com/2013/07/28/the-walt-disney-hyperion-studios-1929-1939-the-foundation-of-an-empire/

Bart's appearance on Lou Mongello's WDW Radio: http://www.wdwradio.com/2014/01/show-346-guys-guide-walt-disney-world-january-12-2014/

Episode 24: Seafarers in a Polar Vortex

In which we discuss New Years Resolutions for the podcast, Frozen as a new classic and possible effect on a favorite Epcot attraction, a list of dream guests for the show, and how we're pretty sure we're the first (and likely will be the only) pod in 2014 to feature the theme to the 1986 football comedy a Wildcats!

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Idina Menzel performing "Let It Go" from Frozen: http://youtu.be/moSFlvxnbgk

Alan Tudyk, star of the GREAT movie A Knight's Tale: http://imdb.com/name/nm0876138/

The official website of friend of the show & hilarious podcaster "Hollywood" Kurt Larson: www.staycoolgeek.com

Check out great Disney videos from Big Fat Panda at his official page: www.bigfatpanda.com

Full Maelstrom ride-through video & more from Undercover Tourist: http://youtu.be/XqsEiTK2d_A

"This is for the kings, better than diamond rings!" http://youtu.be/q1zCfXhA3og

One for those two cold cardinals outside http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GN2g4Olpss (Thanks to Ricky & InsideTheMagic.net for this clip)

Episode 23: A Little Steel In Your Stocking

In which we just couldn’t let the holidays go by without one more quick show to talk about cheesy Christmas songs, Bart’s (lame) attempt to start a new WDW trend, a new Disney holiday buffet, and the annual WDW Christmas parade.  And of course nothing says Christmas like a visit from the Dice man.  But most of all this show is just to say Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and thanks for joining us on this ride over the last 5 months! 

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Andy Williams having a swinging Christmas . . . so whoop-de-do:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2pQbphEipc

Train’s “Mermaid” - a new Little Mermaid ride soundtrack?  As soon as Scuttle starts talking, put in your ear buds and hit play.  Then you decide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nilUlU6fM0s

News on the holiday buffet being tested at Tortuga Tavern in Magic Kingdom from Tom Corless & the gang at WDW News Today: http://wdwnt.com/tortuga-tavern-offering-buffet-test-during-busy-holiday-weeks/

Merry Christmas to all our friends and loved ones & Happy New Year!  We’ll talk to you in 2014!!!

Episode 22: A Deeper Magic - An Interview with Mel McGowan

In which we chat with former Disney Imagineer Mel McGowan about growing up in Europe, his first job at Disneyland, the history of the Disneyland Hotel, Visioneering Studios, and the true good one can do with passion, vision (and a bit of magic!)

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Follow Mel McGowan on Twitter: www.twitter.com/melmcgowan

Learn more about Visioneering Studios: www.visioneeringstudios.com

Buy Mel's book Design Intervention on Amazon

See Mel's photos on Instagram: www.instagram.com/visioneer

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Episode 21: Saving Mr. Griswold

In which we discuss Christmas decorations, Disney Cruises, those other Marvel movies, new Indiana Jones movies & best of all, Kelly's advanced screening of Saving Mr. Banks!

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It's just like a mini mall: http://youtu.be/rBCXBqPG5RM

Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer ("Easter eggs" at 1:15 mark): http://youtu.be/nbp3Ra3Yp74

Prepare for Apocalypse: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_(comics)

Singer returning to X-Men yet again: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/09/bryan-singer-x-men-apocalypse_n_4413262.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment

More time for love Doctor Jones: http://nydailynews.com/1.1542487

My video from Walt Disney World: http://youtu.be/dIldSTmGgoM

Pictures from Bart's book signing at Barnes & Noble in Oak Brook, IL on December 7, 2013:

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Happy Buddha Santa!

Happy Buddha Santa!

Episode 20: To (Get) Infinity...and Beyond!

In which we discuss Thanksgiving, the opening weekend of Disney's Frozen, Black Friday (and Blacker Thursday) listening to Disney Parks audio & adventures in buying Disney Infinity!

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Get your Ears of Steel, Canadian style: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/ears-of-steel-the-real/9781937011345-item.html?ikwid=ears+of+steel&ikwsec=Home&gcs_requestid=0CLjKs5S8lbsCFUOt5wod2AQAAA

Chapters Bookstore: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapters

A fun, overlooked Disney movie: http://imdb.com/title/tt0108333/

Bask in the pop glory of this 90's "Power Trio!" http://youtu.be/ofA3URC1wyk

And of course he's Canadian too! http://imdb.com/name/nm0001624/

Can retailers be saved from the horror that was...Black Friday... http://www.forbes.com/sites/walterloeb/2013/12/02/why-black-friday-2013-fades-into-a-big-blur/

An explanation of how Disney Infinity Power Discs work: https://infinity.disney.com/power-discs#set1

Episode 19: Tiaras of Steel

In which we spend time chatting with Disney royalty (and a few furry friends) about what goes on behind closed magical doors. Our special guest, former Walt Disney World Cast Member, Anna, discusses losing royal shoes, causing Pluto to "play dead", and watching the premiere of Wishes atop Casey's Corner!

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A few photos of our guest, Anna, during her time as a Cast Member:

 

With Debbie Gibson and Beast

With Debbie Gibson and Beast

As Ariel, "our favorite aquatic princess"

As Ariel, "our favorite aquatic princess"

As Cinderella

As Cinderella

Episode 18: Mallrat

In which Bart gives a mobile recap of Disney news, including Mickey's birthday, four original Marvel / Netflix shows, and expresses excitement over a new Epcot eatery. Plus as a surprise bonus, takes a little shopping excursion in search of The Mouse!

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Happy Birthday Mick! http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/11/happy-85th-birthday-mickey-mouse.html

The FIRST appearance of Mickey (not "Steamboat Willy"): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6c_WgxTsMo&autoplay=1

More Marvel action coming exclusively to Netflix: http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/11/07/netflix-disney-marvel-daredevil-luke-cage/%23

Spice Road Table coming to Epcot's Morocco: http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/11/spice-road-table-coming-to-morocco-pavilion-at-epcot/

My favorite new podcast & "bestie" who I'll be partying with someday in World Showcase, Kurt Larsen: staycoolgeek.com

Episode 17: Hashtag No Disrespect to Ellen Page

In which we discuss Disney Magic, Christmas at Disney & the value of using a travel agent with special guest Kelly Russo of Travel With the Magic! Bart also reviews Thor, and shares one more story from his most recent trip!

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You may have heard of the AquaDuck: http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships-activities/ships/dream/pools/aquaduck/

Are you ready to get Aqua-dunked? http://youtu.be/EB-5Aga60JI 

X-Men: Days of Future Past looks awesome! http://youtu.be/pK2zYHWDZKo

New Captain America footage shown before Thor 3D screening is beyond awesome! http://comicbook.com/blog/2013/11/09/captain-america-the-winter-soldier-5-minute-sneak-preview-detailed-description/

SPOILER FILLED analysis of the bonus mid-credit scene after Thor: The Dark World...read at your own risk!!! You've been warned: http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/11/09/thor-dark-world-ending-post-credits/