Saturday, December 31, 2016

Episode 22: Countdown to Extinction (Dinosaur)

Journey back to the late Cretaceous/Crustaceous period with us and hope we get out just in time for the giant asteroid impact that destroyed most lifeforms on Earth.

What's that? You thought we were going to the early Cretaceous Period? Wrong.  Dr. Seeker has unlocked those coordinates and put your life on the line to fulfill some strange personal mission which may or may not involve a denim button down shirt and a very big tie. Trust me, what could go wrong?

Happy 2017, Everybody!

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Episode 21: Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Once upon a Christmastime at Chrisssssstmas! Welcome to our MVMCP Episode!

 Laura provides us with all the details possible on the Christmas Party and its stage show entertainment, including Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration which features the gang texting Donald in order to track him down...or QUICK! send him a Facebook Message!

 Alison discusses the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and remembers those parade favs who have recently been replaced (looking at you, Kristoff).

 Andy's Roundup is back, and is all about the cookies! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to everyone and we thank you so much for listening!!

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Episode 20: 2016 Trip Snippets

Well, gang, as I'm sure you all know: nothing is sadder than coming back to the real world after a WDW trip.  We have prepared an extra special episode for our "non-trip report" Trip Report.  In this episode Alison and Laura proudly present a whole episode-full of mini audio snippets, interviews and live in-park entertainment which we brought back directly from WDW all for you!

Please enjoy!

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Episode 19: Ode to the Osborne Lights

In this Episode we share history and stories of one of the greatest shows ever presented at Walt Disney World.  The Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights, later The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights holds a special place in our memories and likewise in the memories of probably anyone who ever saw them!

Laura tells the tale of Jennings Osborne from Little Rock, Arkansas who was on a simple quest to spend more time with his family.  Alison reminds everyone of some of the details found around the attraction and Andy's Roundup leaves us to solve the age-old problem: where else could Disney have put this attraction rather than just canceling it altogether?

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*We will be off next week and no episode will be released on 12/10/16 because we will be in WDW! Follow us for some surprise hello's from our trip.  See ya real soon!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Episode 18: #TBTripReport

Fire up those time machines, everyone! Don't worry, we'll have you back before your dad finds out you borrowed it.  A little twist on the classic trip report here, DisneyPhilharpodcast proudly presents a throwback Trip Report! No bowler hat guy in sight!

Alison gives her trip report from a May 2007 WDW Trip and believe it or not, has enough details to describe it as if it were just yesterday!

Andy's Roundup is magically transformed into Andy's Conversational Piece and we aaaaaaalmost managed to get through the whole episode without a mere mention of the dreaded Tomorrowland cabanas...but were unsuccessful.

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See ya real soon!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Episode 17: That Time Stitch Took Over Everything

Aloha! Hey, so remember that time when Stitch took over everything?!

Yes, that's right, Experiment 626, otherwise known as our beloved Stitch, maintained quite a presence in the Disney Universe for most of the 2000's with four movies, a tv show, his own attraction in the Magic Kingdom and some...moments which were, shall we say, not exactly exemplary of a model citizen.  Badness level was high!!!

So grab yourself some coffee and desserts (more desserts!)and join us as we chat about...well...that time Stitch took over everything!
Oh, and Leroy.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Episode 16: Fort Wilderness

Howdy, y'all! In this episode we are alllllll about Fort Wilderness lyfe.  As campers in our non-Disney lives, and members of an elite 80's Fort Wilderness Secret Society, we have a special place in our hearts for this "off the beaten path" resort.

Laura and Alison describe their fond memories for camping here as little kids roughin' it with Chip 'n Dale and even a little Andrew hung out here hittin' up the Hoop Dee Do Revue as a youngin'.

Remember the Melvin the Moose breakfast? Well Alison informs Laura they have never actually been to the HDD Revue and have been LIVING A LIE THIS WHOLE TIME.

Guess what? We've got TWO Roundups in this Episode, though the management over at Andy's Roundup has sent multiple cease and desist letters.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Episode 15: Cast Member Story Time

Gather 'round everyone as Andrew and Laura relive their WDW College Program experience. You're in for some crazy and super fun behind the scenes stories from the perspective of those who worked the front lines at WDW. 

Andrew takes you deep within the burning trenches of what it's like to work strollers at EPCOT. You'll also be surprised to learn that you don't need to provide your own Segway when headed to Segway training.

Laura describes what it's like to work an overnight shift at the largest retail Disney store in the world. And learn where you can find the ABC's of the WOD: Ariel's Attic, Belle's Basement, and Cinderella's Closet. 

Of course, Marge makes a special appearance to announce her debut on Twitter. Check her out at: @mainmaidmarge

We close episode with another exciting Andy's Roundup where we answer the age old question: "What's your dream job in WDW?". We also answer this question for Alison in her absence :)

Let us know YOUR answers to the Roundup question by finding us on Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram! 

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Episode 14: The Haunted Mansion

Welcome, foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion. We are your hosts, your ghost hosts. Kindly press play when you are prepared to listen attentively, and make room for everyone.  There's no turning back now.

Laura tells some great stories about the attraction's inception beginning with Walt himself in Disneyland.

We discuss the ride as we know and love it in Walt Disney World and make plenty of tributes to the brilliant narration provided by X. Atencio.

And if you are not frightened prematurely, Laura & Andrew continue with a memorable review of a not-so memorable movie, The Haunted Mansion, starring Eddie Murphy, which receives a Disney Philharpodcast rating of 1.5 Roz's (you might actually be really frightened at this point). This also leads to an interesting Spooky Edition of Andy's Roundup.

Now, I will raise the safety bar, and a ghost will follow you home!

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Episode 13: WDW Ghost Stories

Come join us around the Campfire (yes, the one at Fort Wilderness) as we tell some ghostly stories and tales of spookenings at Walt Disney World.

Hear the stories of WDW's happiest haunts including: George from the Pirates of the Caribbean, Robert and his balloon at the Contemporary, the Black Eyed Children at the TTC, and even one super scary haunt at Splash Mountain complete with confirmation by Alison and Laura.

Andy's Roundup gets a little morbid when we try to decide where in the World we would like our ashes scattered...

Alison's stories sources from the following book (10/10 recommend!)
Death in the Tragic Kingdom, by Keaton Moll

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Episode 12: Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

This episode is somewhat unique, and calls for a different kind of introduction. This, as you may recognize, is a maintenance service elevator...NO! It's a podcast! But, still, we invite you, if you dare, to press "PLAY" because this podcast travels directly to...The Twilight Zone.

Laura really outdoes her research skills here on this episode and provides you with all the scientific information you could ever imagine about this truly amazing Walt Disney World attraction.

Andy's Roundup asks us all to imagine WHAT, if anything, could provide for an acceptable overlay to our precious ToT...spoiler alert: Guardians of the Galaxy is not an acceptable answer...or overlay...ever.  :)

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Episode 11: Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

It's Merry, Not So Scary! or... It's Really Not So Scary!
Choose your own lyrics, really!

In this guessed it...we are talking all about Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party; MNSSHP if you're fancy :)

This super fun ticketed event happens almost 30 nights a year during the Fall months.  Laura gives a little history of the parties and talks about the amazing stage show, Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular!  Alison describes the "Boo To  You" Parade (best ever) and gives her unpopular opinion on "Hallowishes", the special fireworks show.

Grab a shovel and your half-length cape and join us for this Not So Scary Episode!

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Episode 10: WDW CreeeeeepyPasta

For October, we bring you a series of 5 super scary, super creepy, haunted episodes!

Kicking it off here we have a full plate of CreepyPasta for you! For those of you unfamiliar with the term CreepyPasta, it is just an internet term for "Scary Stories".  We found a few Disney World-themed scary stories going around the web and we take turns telling the spooooky stories for you here in this episode. So sit back, relax, turn off the lights, light a candle--not the Black Flame Candle though--and prepare to be served a heaping helping of CreepyPasta..."all you care to enjoy" as Mickey would say.

Please note: this episode is not for the littler mouseketeers as it features sensitive subjects and scary themes which may cause nightmares!!!

Stories Credited To:

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Episode 9: Pirates of the Caribbean

Avast Ye Scurvy Scum!
Thar be rough waters and pillaging pirates ahead in this Episode.
Laura tells THE tales of the famed attraction, Pirates of the Caribbean and Alison describes the details of the attraction, itself.
If ye thinks yer weasley, black guts can travel forth, Andy's Roundup gets us all thinking about a lifetime of servitude on the ship of our favorite Pirate Captains.
A big thank you and recommendation to the documentary we found on YouTube: Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean History Documentary by David Oneal.
Now, bring me that horizon!
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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Episode 8: Front vs. Back: The Ultimate Showdown

Ladies and Gentleman, Let's Get Ready to Ruuuuuuuuumble!!!!

This Episode we do something totally different and super fun; we have a proper, high school style debate team debate! Well, we're not sure if it is a debate, or, a boxing match, or, a case in the Court of Disney, or what! But we do know, this is a very serious topic and a very divisive issue.  

Laura argues for #TeamBack while Alison argues #TeamFront; Andrew plays moderator and tries to stay neutral.  Oh...and impressions!

Andy's Roundup brings Dante's Inferno alive with another tough, topical question as usual.  

Correction from Episode 7: Brad Rex was the Vice President of Epcot when Andrew was given the award, not the President.  

Ding, Ding!

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Episode 7: Costuming and The Disney Look

We have been dishing out a lot of history and research-based episodes lately so we decided to chill out a little with a fun conversation on Costumes and The Disney Look.

Laura provides the background and details on what exactly is "The Disney Look" and we all share descriptions of the costumes we wore when we worked as Cast Members.  Follow us on Instagram for a photo journal throughout the week accompanying this episode and featuring some of the fun things we talked about! Who doesn't want to see how cute we were in our costumes?!

Don't forget Andy's Roundup :)

Everybody neat and pretty? Then on with the show!

*Quick pre-correction, it seems as if The Jungle Book: Alive With Magic has not ended completely, but switched to a much less frequent schedule of performances.  We really Baloo this.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Episode 6: All Aboard WDW Steam Trains

Choo Choo! Welcome to Episode 6 in which we discuss the many trains all around WDW property and the enormous influence Walt Disney's lifelong love of trains had on so many things in the Disney Universe!

Alison describes the presence of Steam Trains in Classic Walt Disney Animation and provides all of us with a crash course in Steam Engine Wheel Arrangements.  Later, she points out some of the Steam Trains on property you might not have noticed are Steam Trains or "Steam-Like" Trains as we come to find out...

Laura discusses some super-interesting history of Walt Disney's life which, pretty much, revolved around Steam Trains.  She then leads us into the crown jewel of our episode: the Walt Disney World Railroad.

Andrew makes true Roger Broggie's out of us all as we play Imagineer Engineers in Andy's Roundup.

Allllllll Aboard! Let's Go!

Also includes a quick correction from Episode 5...

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Episode 5: The Holy Trinity...Monorail Resorts

In this episode we share tons of facts about the Big 3! The Magic Kingdom Area Resorts you can find along the monorail stops.

If anyone can make a fun episode while talking only about resorts, it's this podcast! Laura, Alison, and Andrew share tons of facts and fun memories of the Contemporary, the Polynesian and Grand Floridian resorts while--you guessed it--managing to add in some more fun impressions.

Of course, Andy's Roundup is back with another tough question.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Episode 4: Spaceship Earth, in all it's Glory!

In this Episode we celebrate Spaceship Earth and explore the story of communications!

 Journey back 40,000 years to the dawn of recorded history as Laura introduces us to the construction and early years of SSE.

 Alison shares some changes to the ride in its later days and reminds us of some not-so-fond memories of a glaring, behemoth structure once perched atop a legendary structural masterpiece. 

Andrew shares some truly special stories and first hand knowledge as he recounts his days working under the ball. And check out Andy's Roundup's brand new theme song! But mostly, come for the impressions...

 Now...let us go forth and fulfill our destiny on Spaceship Earth.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Episode 3: Past Parades on Parade

Welcome to Episode 3! In this episode we take a trip down memory lane and learn about some of the best WDW parades dating back to the late 1980's.

Laura takes you way back to the Spirit of America parade, Mickey's 60th Birthday Parade and Disney Character Hit Parade.  Later, she rings in the new millennium with the Dream Parades and gives a touching tribute to EPCOT's Tapestry of Nations parade.

Alison digs up some wacky memories from the early 90's in the Surprise Celebration and Mickey Mania parades.  The true hero here is her all-time favorite: Remember the Magic parade, which she gushes over throughout the episode.  We also can't forget DHS once had a parade, Disney Stars & Motor Cars!

Andrew's Roundup is back with a fascinating brainstorming session to create the perfect parade float!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

We're Baaaaaack

Alright folks, here we are with Episode 2!

The gang breaks down the basics of Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom, just for you! Don't miss out on Andrew's Roundup this week as we all struggle, once again, to play favorites amongst our most treasured attractions.  Many bonus impressions included, as well as a record-breaking amount of love given to soft pretzels as they knock it out of the park when selected as a top DAK dining option.  

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Episode 1!

Welcome to our home base! Although we might consider our true home base to be Walt Disney World, of course, publishing a podcast requires an actual space on the internet by which we introduce our content.  So here we are! Disney Philharpodcast is an amazing adventure on which we have just begun to embark.  As Disney loyalists and die-hards, we realize there is just so much that we don't know...we...don't...knowwww. Come and learn, along with us, all of the interesting and hidden facts about the most magical place on Earth.  

We recorded our first episode this weekend and you can expect us to keep 'em coming! We plan on providing podcast streams to all of your favorite podcast services as soon as we can; check us out on SoundCloud right now!