Monday, November 21, 2011

The "WGTWDW" Podcast Show # 9

On this weeks show we switch it up a little due to the heavy schedule that the kids had this week.  From Basketball to Swim Team and School and CCD and a Boy Scout Camping trip had us all very busy this week.  In the show we post some audio clips from the last couple of times we've been down in WDW.  Here are some of the video links for those to give you the added visual along with the audio on the show.  The first clip was the Voices of Liberty over at the American Experience at Epcot.  A must see group.  The next clip we have is from the Adventures Club's Live Radio show.  This was a really great night and a little sad as it was the last time I was there before it closed.  Next we had the Jamminators from Epcot.  These are the most common looking guys.  You might even walk past them without noticing, until they start playing.  They were really good.  After that we visit the Magic Kingdom at Rope Drop.  This is one of our favorite times of the day.  Getting to the park early and watching this show is a great start to a fun day.  We then finish up with the Main Street Philharmonic.  You should have heard how many times I kept saying the Main Street Philharmagic.  We love these guyus and will almost always stop and watch.  They are one happy bunch of guys.

Thanks for listening to the show this week.  We promise to be back next week with a fully staffed show to talk all about our Disney Cruise from this past June

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The "We're Going to Walt Disney World" Podcast Show # 8

On this weeks show we spin the Wheel of Attractions and landed on Dino Sue.  We sounded a little unsure during the show, but I was right.  Dino Sue is the T-Rex loacted along the pathway leading to the Dinosaur attraction.  Here she is, Dino Sue.  You never know where the wheel will stop.  We then talk about Disney Character interactions at WDW.  From Character Meals to getting autographs from the characters themselves.  It might not have come across clear in the show, but the autograph books we made for the kids are in my eyes, incredible.  Not for the look of it, they are pretty simple, but for putting the picture with the autograph.  Here are a couple of samples.  The quailty is a little off, but you can get the idea.  The middle picture was Quinn at Chef Mickey's and the first picture in the book.  Minnie is signing the book in the picture. He was 4 1/2 years old and that was 2002.  I just realized that we have had these books for almost a decade.  The right picture was from Crystal Palace.

And in the Disney-Net-Check I talk about our different locations on the internet.  Of course this blog and our Podbean account.  We also have a channel on Youtube with almost 50 videos of our WDW trips.  And you can follow me on Twitter @EdMaz.  Our email address is  Thanks for listening and see you next week. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Star Wars Weekend Poster Art over the Years

My two great interests in life other than the family are Disney and Star Wars and what better way to join these two things together than in Star Wars Weekends held each year at the Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando.  S.W. weekends are held on 4 weekends in the May-June time of the year.  These weekends have special Star Wars events such as autograph signings, special Star Wars/Disney merchandise and various entertainment events.  These events are things such as a Star Wars themed parade, a lip sync/dance off staring SW characters, and other great meet and greets with never seen start wars characters.  I, alas have never been to a weekend, but in following the information that comes out of the event, I kept track of these really cool advertisement posters.  They were posted at the Orlando Airport the first year and have since found their way to various locations.  As I was going through pictures on the box, I came across these posters and threw them into a Windows Live Video.  I think these are all great.  My two favorites are the Tie Fighter moored up at the end of the ramp and Vader in line with his boots off sharing all of our pain.

Monday, November 7, 2011

The "We're Going to Walt Disney World" Podcast Show # 7

On this weeks show we spin the Wheel of Attractions one more time. This week the wheel landed on Peter Pan’s Flight. We all agreed that this is a great attraction and we talk about some of the things we like about the ride, some of the things we think they can add, and some tips about the line.

We next try out a new segment called “Beyond the Rides”. In this segment we discuss things we like to do at the WDW resort…that are not rides. We thought we’d switch it up between the Family Tip segment and this new one. This week we talk about the Behind the Seeds tour at Epcot’s the Land pavilion. We really liked this tour and the price and time needed were just right to do with the family. You can listen as we actually slip and give up a great family tip with this tour.

Our Disney-Net-Check this week is the Disney History Blog run by an internet friend of mine, Didier Ghez. This site is a source of incredible insights, interviews and articles about Walt and the Walt Disney Studios. He also has a great line of books of which volume 10 has just been released. Walt’s People are a set of books that let you read interviews of many of the people that worked with Walt and the Studios.

We also announce the winner of our first ever contest. I think I said first annual on the show. We’ll do this more often than annual. So Tune in for a really great show!