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John
07-26-2011, 12:20 PM
The Cast: Gary O’Brien, Melanie Bounds, Carol Robert, Michael Montanez & John Yaglenski

Carol’s dogs join the crew

Refillable mugs and a new tracking system via RFID chips. Michael says unlimited is unlimited.

High tech solution headed to Walt Disney World?

Dancing Baby? Check - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5×5OXfe9KY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5x5OXfe9KY)

Gary goes on a coffee rant which then turns into a doughnut rant.* HOT NOW!

Krispy Kreme Burger:http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paulas-home-cooking/the-ladys-brunch-burger-recipe/index.html

Monorails and Extra Magic Hours - let the heated debate begin. John & Gary go at it.

The argument continues in the break

Disneyland Discussion

INTERCOT’s Best of - DisneylandMichael’s favorite is riding Peter Pan. Carol avoids the Billy’s and says Pirates of the Caribbean instead. Mel chooses a ride too - California Screamin’. Gary works in a duffy mention and enjoys the history of the park and the Magic Shop. John heads straight for Club 33 and a whole lot more..

Meet the $4538.25 Kohler Numi K3900:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8jCP_-oBgQ

Universal surprises guests at midnite showing of final Harry Potter film at Citywalk

Candlelight Dinner Processional Packages & Rehabs

Eat to the Beat

New Saratoga Pool / Splitsville / Hyperion Wharf delayed or dead all together

The Fonz gets another mention



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dpamac
07-26-2011, 01:05 PM
It wasn't a fight! It was a healthy debate.

dpamac
07-26-2011, 02:06 PM
Why has everything I said been replaced by a quacking noise?

Carol
07-26-2011, 02:44 PM
bicker much? :eek2:

dpamac
07-26-2011, 03:08 PM
Quack.

Carol
07-26-2011, 03:11 PM
Seriously. I think this was my favorite one to tape thus far. Mel and I giggled through almost the whole thing. :blush:

Melanie
07-26-2011, 05:32 PM
Seriously. I think this was my favorite one to tape thus far. Mel and I giggled through almost the whole thing. :blush:

I don't giggle. I'm 41. :D

Seriously, it was a lot of fun! :thumbsup:

JPL
07-26-2011, 05:53 PM
I don't giggle. I'm 41. :D



Well what do you call it at 41?
Do you have a definition for what it?

:razz:

dpamac
07-26-2011, 06:12 PM
Well what do you call it at 41?
Do you have a definition for what it?

:razz:

Cackling?

Melanie
07-26-2011, 10:38 PM
Cackling?

:blush:

MegaDisney
07-27-2011, 02:53 AM
By far the funniest episode EVER!

Michael is SO a Disney Geek! :mickey:

Never been to Disneyland? Really Gary? It is THE ORIGINAL! Please turn in your Disney Fan pin immediately! :wave: :wave:

Dunkin who? Blech! :ack:

As for the EMH/Monorail debate, go to Disneyland and you don't have to worry about buses! :D

The comparison of the the Character actors from WDW and DLR was hilarious! Who is the old lady playing Cinderella?

Walt died before Club 33 opened, he died while New Orleans Square was under construction.

What I meant about the POTC story in reverse at Disneyland is that you see the pirates first as cursed skeletons, then when you go through the dark tunnel you go back in time and see what the pirates did to become cursed. I could be wrong about the old man, but that is not something I had ever heard or read.

FANTASTIC episode guys!

Melanie
07-27-2011, 09:04 AM
What I meant about the POTC story in reverse at Disneyland is that you see the pirates first as cursed skeletons, then when you go through the dark tunnel you go back in time and see what the pirates did to become cursed. I could be wrong about the old man, but that is not something I had ever heard or read.

I'm not sure where I heard that or got that idea about the old man, and I'm probably wrong, but I kinda like thinking of it that way. ;)

Thanks for listening Bryant! It was fun talking about Disneyland. Man I miss California Screamin'! :coaster:

JPL
07-27-2011, 11:45 AM
Man I miss California Screamin'! :coaster:

Mel
I'll ride it for you in 13 Days! :mickey:

iceicebritney
07-27-2011, 04:59 PM
Another great episode:thumbsup: Love the great monorail debate!

If you guys ever want a younger perspective on things.. I'm available, just saying:mickey: I think it would be great to hear from other young people without kids who love WDW

Fangorn
07-27-2011, 09:01 PM
Great podcast.

BTW, Jason Walton was played by John Wamsley. I actually went to high school with John. We were in marching band together.

Steve

Melanie
07-29-2011, 10:04 AM
BTW, Jason Walton was played by John Wamsley. I actually went to high school with John. We were in marching band together.


Cool! It was just a bit shocking the first time we saw him and actually realized it was "Jason Walton". lol!

Not2Loud
07-29-2011, 10:35 AM
Great episode. I truly enjoy them and thank you all for taking the time to do them!

disneymom15
07-29-2011, 11:26 AM
I agree, great episode guys.
Mel, love your laugh, giggle, cackle (whatever you want to call it) it's a high point of all the episodes.

diz_girl
07-29-2011, 02:22 PM
Another great episode! I'm listening to it again right now. When I first saw the new addition to the cast, I thought 'Michael Who?' But after listening to the Podcast, you have got to get him back. He is a hoot. Missed Ian, but Michael was a great addition.

Gary - Fire & Math?

Neat NASA tidbit - Chris Ferguson, the commander of the last Space Shuttle mission (STS-135), went to the same high school as me. Not at the same time, as he is 8 years older than me, actually the same age as my DH. Same college too, but just for a while, as I switched schools after a year. When I read his bio, it makes me feel like such an underachiever.

dpamac
07-29-2011, 02:23 PM
I've decided to not go to DL until they bring back the mermaids. :goodbad:

Septbride2002
07-29-2011, 05:26 PM
Gary thank you for representing our fair city by pointing out the Krispy Kreme hamburger. :sick:

~Amanda

dpamac
07-29-2011, 07:22 PM
Gary - Fire & Math?

Neat NASA tidbit - Chris Ferguson, the commander of the last Space Shuttle mission (STS-135), went to the same high school as me. Not at the same time, as he is 8 years older than me, actually the same age as my DH. Same college too, but just for a while, as I switched schools after a year. When I read his bio, it makes me feel like such an underachiever.

Rocket = Fire. Rocket Science = Math. We literally poke holes in the sky with fire and math!

Yeah, those guys and gals get a lot done in a short period of time. Most have advanced degrees, military careers, private careers and on and on. It's crazy!

sixshot19
07-29-2011, 10:32 PM
Great podcast and "disscussion".

You guys make me laugh....when is 20 coming out.

jennbunn
08-01-2011, 12:47 AM
Loved the show. :) Can't wait for # 20

BrerGnat
08-01-2011, 10:31 AM
I've decided to not go to DL until they bring back the mermaids. :goodbad:

You just missed them. There were real mermaids at the Media Event for the opening of the new DLH pool area. Or, so I heard. ;)

I loved this podcast! Very funny. Gary, I laughed pretty hard when you made that Fire and Math comment. I appreciate that kind of quick humor. :thumbsup:

As for the monorail debate, I am sort of in the middle. I agree with both sides, to an extent. However, the one thing that kept irritating me was John referring to the Contemporary, Polynesian, and Grand Floridian as monorail resorts. That is something that WE (i.e. the Disney Geek internet community) came up with. Disney does not refer to those as "Monorail Resorts". They are simply Disney Deluxe Magic Kingdom Area Resorts, and do not come with the promise of any specific transportation at all times. Similarly, the Epcot resorts do not promise boat transportation at all operating hours, and the boats shut down in lightning storms and other bad weather. So, really, nothing specific is promised to ANY resort beyond "Disney transportation". I think, considering the monorail accident that happened, it is reasonable for Disney to cease monorail operations so late at night, when fatigue can contribute to operation errors. And, to be completely honest, 3am is a ridiculous time to even be in a theme park, and I think you are both crazy. :D

Can't wait for the next podcast guys! Keep up the good work.

Oh, and I also thought Michael did a great job. Very funny! Loved the little jokes slipped in now and then. :thumbsup:

Hammer
08-02-2011, 02:04 AM
Great episode, folks! A couple of things, though-
Boyz to Men- No one could sing "Motown Philly" without Ian present?
Did not one of you know a song by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy? Zoot Suit Riot or You and Me and the Bottle Makes 3? Of course, a gin and tonic sounds mighty, mighty good to me :).

Ian
08-02-2011, 09:45 AM
Okay so ... got an opportunity to hear "The Great Monorail Debate of 2011" this morning while I was at the gym and since my name was taken in vain so many times during the segment (yeah I'm lookin' at you, O'Brien! :thedolls:) I felt the need to weigh in ...

You guys dramatically overestimated my interest in this topic. ;)

Ultimately, I agree a lot more with Gary than I do with John. It just doesn't affect me, so I really don't care. First off, how many times in a year is the Magic Kingdom open until 3AM? Maybe once a week for four months total out of a year? So sixteen nights out of an entire year people are inconvenienced? Eh ... not going to get all in a twist about something with such a low occurance.

Also, I mean come on ... I have four little kids. When am I ever going to be in the Magic Kingdom even at midnight let alone 3AM for heaven's sake??? :confused:

And even if I was and I was at a monorail resort, I'd be at BLT since we own there and I could walk home in like 5 minutes.

All that being said, from a debate standpoint it was no contest ... John's arguments blew Gary's away. Gary's point of view was borderline nonsensical as he appeared to be somehow trying to rationalize it by linking the fact that the Magic Kingdom was open until 3AM in the first place with the fact that Deluxe resorts guests shouldn't care about this change.

Gary ... news flash ... Magic Kingdom is open until 3AM for all Walt Disney World Resort guests, not just those staying at a Deluxe resort! So, at the end of the day, John was exactly right in that everyone else staying at a moderate or a value resort is losing absolutely nothing while the guests paying beaucoup bucks for a deluxe are losing out with no corresponding reduction in the room rate.

Gary, I think you had the winning side of the debate and you just fumbled it away with incoherent ramblings. Not that this is unusual. ;)

No, I kid Gary ... I do really agree with you.

I will say, though, that the notion that people are paying all that extra money for a deluxe resort for the "bigger rooms" and the "better service" is just plain silly. At the end of the day a deluxe room at a monorail resort is typically about four times more expensive than the average room at a value resort and trust me ... the rooms ain't four times bigger, the service ain't four times better (in fact sometimes it's four times worse!), and the amenities ain't four times as good. The people paying $450 a night and up for a room at the Contemporary are paying it for the same thing that drives the price of real estate in any other market ... location, location, location.

On an unrelated note, I really enjoyed hearing Michael on the podcast!! He was great ... can't wait to get back to it and hear his take on the Best of Disneyland segment!

John
08-02-2011, 10:10 AM
Ian says that now but given whatever side will stir the pot more on a given topic - he could have argued from either side. :thedolls:

That's why we keep him on the payroll :thumbsup:

Ian
08-02-2011, 12:21 PM
Ian says that now but given whatever side will stir the pot more on a given topic - he could have argued from either side. :thedolls:

That's why we keep him on the payroll :thumbsup:Speaking of payroll, based on the number of times you said, "I wish Ian was here!" during this podcast, I'm officially asking for a 20% salary increase! :D

dpamac
08-02-2011, 12:37 PM
Why is this a John versus Gary thing? Because we disagreed on something? Isn't that kind of the point of having a round table? If we all agreed all the time how boring would that be?

John
08-02-2011, 12:49 PM
Why is this a John versus Gary thing? Because we disagreed on something? Isn't that kind of the point of having a round table? If we all agreed all the time how boring would that be?

Pretty boring... I quite enjoyed the back and forth and think it made for good listening, and certainly has spurred conversation.

Ian
08-02-2011, 12:50 PM
If we all agreed all the time how boring would that be?I'm pretty sure that's a very low risk. ;)

Disney Doll
08-02-2011, 12:51 PM
Great episode! A little healthy debate is good! I just took the time to listen to the podcasts for the first time this week so I'm going to have to backtrack and get caught up.

I'm with Ian. The monorail thing doesn't effect me because I will never shut down the park. It's silly to me that EMH even offers the opportunity to stay until 3am.

I do see both sides though. Certainly you pay more to be on the monorail loop, but in the grand scheme of things you still have your monorail option the majority of the time. I'd be interested to hear how many people really stay late? I've always assumed it was a small number and if that's the case it seems wasteful to run the monorail for a few people who could easily take another mode of transportation.

dpamac
08-02-2011, 07:51 PM
I'm pretty sure that's a very low risk. ;)

I completely disagree with your assessment.

Ian
08-03-2011, 09:15 AM
I completely disagree with your assessment.That's because you're wrong. As usual.

Epc0tphr34k
08-03-2011, 07:25 PM
The issue with Dunkin not being in Disney would be that they have a contract with Pepsi and Disney has the uber contract with Coke. There is only one Dunkin that I know of that is in a Coke location and that is hidden way in the back at the Mohegan Sun Casino. Also Nescafe is a Coca Cola food product so it would also be a competing product to a current major sponsor

mickeyman42
08-05-2011, 11:47 AM
Ok so I reviewed the podcast on iTunes, now where is my prize? I mean there's got to be something for having the first review right? Guest spot on a podcast or something......,just saying. :mickey:

mickeyman42
08-05-2011, 11:56 AM
I'll also chime in on this monorail debate. EMH's are a perk of staying on property, and the monorail access is a perk of staying at those resorts, therefore it should be available. It is an inherent incentive to pay top dollar that is being taken away, even if it Is once a week. I wonder is this will continue through the halloween and christmas parties, they start after regular park closing.........

GrumpyFan
08-23-2011, 02:07 PM
Good show as usual.

On the mugs, the system will not allow you to fill a cup with soda without the RFID chip (inside the cup), or the sticker (for paper cups). However, it will allow guests to get ice and water.

big blue and hairy
08-23-2011, 05:00 PM
Great monorail debate...I hope you've since seen that it is for maintainance, and your twice per week, using a different mode of Disney transportation, twice, won't ruin your experience.

Reportedly, the maintainance is on the track, not the cars. Less cars on the tracj wouldn't work.

:sulley:

John
08-23-2011, 06:09 PM
Great monorail debate...I hope you've since seen that it is for maintainance, and your twice per week, using a different mode of Disney transportation, twice, won't ruin your experience.

Reportedly, the maintainance is on the track, not the cars. Less cars on the tracj wouldn't work.

:sulley:

No, I'm still not changing my opinion nor are many others - there's plenty of time during the week to do maintenence and I still think its a bad idea. Do the maintenence at times that don't effect guest experience.

big blue and hairy
08-23-2011, 06:22 PM
No, I'm still not changing my opinion nor are many others - there's plenty of time during the week to do maintenence and I still think its a bad idea. Do the maintenence at times that don't effect guest experience.
I understand the frustration, but John, how do you know what is enough time and how much work needs to be done? I know I don't, do you?

:sulley:

John
08-23-2011, 06:32 PM
I understand the frustration, but John, how do you know what is enough time and how much work needs to be done? I know I don't, do you?

:sulley:

What I do know - it's never been an issue before. Rest assured, it's a cost cutting move at the heart. Nothing more. Suddenly we need more preventative maintenance that at any other time during the monorail system history?

It's an opinion - that's all. You see from the show, we were split - but that's just the way I feel.

DizneyFreak2002
08-23-2011, 09:34 PM
I agree with Joh on this one... It was never an issue before... It is strictly a cost cutting move by TDO...

diz_girl
08-24-2011, 12:14 PM
From time to time, I'll hear 'Real Wet' in Michael's voice just pop into my head. That discussion was probably the highlight of the Podcast for me, rather than the Great Monorail Debate of 2011.

big blue and hairy
08-24-2011, 12:48 PM
From what I read on another site :angry:, it's not totall preventative. They are reportedly having problems with the monorails stopping. I don't know for sure, but if that's true, it needs to be done asap.

:sulley: