Episode 009 – World Famous Jungle Cruise!

Episode: 009 – Jungle Cruise

Show Notes:

  • We discuss a new exclusive dining event
  • Announced cast for the Lion King live-action remake
  • Potential wireless device charging
  • A new-old nighttime parade at Magic Kingdom?
  • The scent of a franchise
  • Transportation price increases
  • Off-season Florida Resident pass options
  • New Disney Cruise Line destinations.
  • Brief history of The Jungle Cruise
  • Review the Jungle Cruise restaurant “Skipper Canteen”
  • Ride through of the Jungle Cruise

Music Used:

Michael Picher – michaelpicher.bandcamp.com – (Intro/Outro)
The Walt Disney Company – (Numerous Tracks)

Episode 008 – Reviews Galore!

Episode: 008 – Reviews Galore!

Show Notes:

  • We review Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts
  • The Illuminations Dessert Party 
  • The Keys to the Kingdom tour
  • Dinner at the newly renovated Planet Hollywood
  • We also experience Rivers of Light during its debut performance & Review the show…
  • Lastly, join us for a ride through of Test Track

Music Used:

Michael Picher – michaelpicher.bandcamp.com – (Intro/Outro)
The Walt Disney Company – (Numerous Tracks)

Episode: 007 – Top 10 Worst Attractions and Big News!

Episode: 007 – Top 10 Worst Attractions and Big News!

Show Notes:

  • We discuss major opening date news for Rivers of Light, Pandora, Star Wars Land, and Volcano Bay
  • New stage show additions at Hollywood Studios
  • A new tour at Magic Kingdom
  • A complete gut and remodel of a major Disney World resort
  • A major expansion for Kennedy Space Center
  • We go through our top 10 favorite worst attractions
  • We take a ride through Mission: Space

Music Used:

Michael Picher – michaelpicher.bandcamp.com – (Intro/Outro)
The Walt Disney Company – (Numerous Tracks)
Chris Calabrese – One Little Spark

Episode 006 – Top 10 Favorite Attractions

Episode: 006 – Top 10 Favorite Attractions

Show Notes:

  • We discuss counterfeit park tickets
  • Disney Quest and its future
  • Universal’s Volcano Bay and Pandora: World of Avatar opening week
  • Possible changes to Disney Jr Live and what this means to crowd volumes…
  • We go through our top 10 favorite current attractions
  • We take a ride through Frozen Ever After

Music Used:

Michael Picher – michaelpicher.bandcamp.com – (Intro/Outro)
The Walt Disney Company – (Numerous Tracks)

Episode 005 – Going Wild

Episode: 005 – Going Wild Show Notes: We discuss a new nighttime parade rumor New Disney Pins Safety additions to rides A major Star Wars announcement Rumor of a major Tomorrowland ride possibly being removed Ride through of The Kilimanjaro Safaris Music Used: Michael Picher – michaelpicher.bandcamp.com - (Intro/Outro) The Walt Disney Company - (Numerous Tracks)

Episode 004 – Around The World

Episode: Episode 004 – Around The World

Show Notes:

  • We experience the new Rope Drop at Magic Kingdom
  • We discuss a guest bringing a wild animal into Epcot
  • New Canadian Totems
  • A Disney Springs restaurant making a come back
  • New food additions at Magic Kingdom
  • Brief history on World Showcase at Epcot and its latest festival
  • Ride through the Grand Fiesta Tour: Starring the Three Caballeros

Music Used:

Michael Picher – michaelpicher.bandcamp.com – (Intro/Outro)
The Walt Disney Company – (Numerous Tracks)

Episode 003 – Hooray For Hollywood!

Episode: “Episode 003 – Hooray For Hollywood”

Show Notes:

  • Upcoming water ride at Typhoon Lagoon
  • Progress at Animal Kingdom
  • Nostalgic Hollywood Studios icon being removed
  • New Star Wars event
  • New Disney Media Device
  • Ride-through of Great Movie Ride

Music Used:

Michael Picher – michaelpicher.bandcamp.com – (Intro/Outro)
Tom Ameen – iTunes / tomameenmusic.com
Matthew Greenholt – mattgreenholt.blogspot.com
The Walt Disney Company – (Numerous Tracks)

Episode 002 – Experimental Prototype

Episode: “Episode 002 – Experimental Prototype”

Show Notes:

  • We discuss ‘pluses’ to Epcot’s newest festival
  • New park entrance conveniences for Annual Passholders
  • Resort renovations
  • Rumors of a massive overhaul of Epcot
  • Epcot overhaul changes and discussion
  • Ride-through of Journey Into Imagination

Music Used:

Michael Picher – michaelpicher.bandcamp.com – (Intro/Outro)
The Walt Disney Company – (Numerous Tracks)

Episode 001 – All Aboard

Episode: “Episode 001 – All Aboard”

Show Notes:

  • We discuss alcohol being served at Magic Kingdom
  • A new annual festival addition to Epcot
  • Dining around property via monorail
  • Possibly a new nighttime parade?
  • We also visit the Magic Kingdom on New Years Eve for a stroll down main street before we hop aboard the Jingle Cruise

Music Used:

Michael Picher – michaelpicher.bandcamp.com

RIP Carrie Fisher

Episode: “RIP Carrie Fisher”

Show Notes:

Today, we learned the devastating news of the passing of the iconic Carrie Fisher, who is the actress most famous for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars Saga.

Being a pretty big Star Wars fan, this came as a complete shock. We heard about her recent heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angelas but only read all was well afterwards and we were relieved.

With her recent role in Star Wars: Episode 7: The Force Awakens, we were looking forward to the next few movies with her in them as we enjoyed the nostalgic scenes with old characters such as hers making a franchise return.

Although the most recent appearance of Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia character in Rogue One was CGI, the film makers did an incredible job on bringing her character to the screen back when we most fondly remember her. This appearance surely brought a smile to fan’s hearts as we all know and love her character.

With episode 8 on the horizon for a release next year, we’re hoping and expecting the film will be dedicated in her honor. We now wonder if Disney will pay tribute to her in any way, or perhaps finally introduce her as a Disney Princess, even though some fans already consider her one.

2016 has been a sad year in which a lot of celebrities have been taken from us, but learning that we lost Carrie Fisher earlier today, really got to us. Sci-fi fan or not, if you’ve never seen Star Wars, please pay tribute to this amazing actress by watching the series. You won’t be disappointed.

With that being said, rest in peace Carrie Fisher. May the force be with you!

– One Little Spark Podcast
Rich

Music Used:

Music used with permission by Tom Ameen from his album “Journey to the Stars” available now on iTunes and tomameenmusic.com