Episode 514 – Our Sunday News!

Hello, everyone!  Pull up a bar stool and join John and Doug as they cover all of the latest news from around Walt Disney World!

What are their opinions on the new Limited-Time Lion King Dining Experience Coming to Jiko – The Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge?

Some of the other news this week includes “Wonderful World of Animation” – the new nighttime projection show being presented at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

In addition, new park rules are in effect now – regarding smoking and strollers. What do the “Pub dwellers” have to say about them?

All of this excitement and so much more, folks!  What’s up in Walt Disney World? Catch it all here … in the WDW Main Street Pub!  Just click the link below …

Episode 514 – Our Weekly News!

Step into the pub, folks, and grab a stool! It’s another exciting episode of the WDW Main Street Podcast!

Start Your Mornings Right! Get a Dose of “Must Do Disney”!

C’mon … admit it.  You’re just like us.  The first thing you do when you walk into your Disney resort room – your “new home”, as it were – is click on the TV just so you can watch WDW’s latest presentation of “Must Do Disney”!

I mentioned this little tidbit on the most-recent episode of the WDW Main Street Podcast, but Josh and Jenna of Resort TV1 have us covered when it comes to this precious dose of Disney.

Are you craving a taste of “home”?  Do you miss hearing Stacey’s enthusiastic description of WDW’s best attractions?  Wait no more!  Sit back, relax, click the video below, and enjoy!

Episode 500(!!!) – Our Sunday News!

Yes, folks, it is a very big day in the WDW Main Street Pub!  It’s the show’s 500th anniversary!  That’s right … 500!

Before we jump into the episode, let’s all give a shout out to Doug Davis.  He’s been surrounded by a cast of characters over the years – myself included.  Having said that, he’s been on the mic week in and week out to deliver 500 exciting shows.  Great job, Doug!

So, what was on the Pub’s tap this week?  Well, there was quite a bit of reminiscing … that’s for sure!  Plus, we even had a few listeners call in to shower adoration and congratulations on the team!

Then, eventually, Doug, John, and I chatted about the Garden Rocks Concert Series at Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival as well as all of this week’s news from around Walt Disney World.  Catch the action at …

Episode 500(!!!) – Our Sunday News!

The Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith Rocks!

Wow!  I’ll leave the poll opened, folks, but this one was pretty much over from the opening bell!  Take a look at this …

  • Leave it Alone – 55.35%
  • Rehabilitate – 39.07%
  • Eliminate – 5.58%

If that doesn’t constitute a landslide, then I don’t know what one looks like!  The results?  You have spoken!  Hollywood’s iconic Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith will continue to live on into Studios history!

Hey!  Even those that recommended “Rehabilitate” only recommended fairly minor changes – mostly to the introduction video.  In the end, most everyone loves the attraction!  What else did you have to say?  Let’s take a look …

First, I’ll tell you, there were a lot of “Just leave it alone!”  Many of you left it that plain and simple.  Having said that, some of you spoke with a bit more emotion.

“Leave it be!  That’s one of my favorite rides in Florida!”  Or, “Take anything else in the park and do whatever you want with it, but I will fight someone over Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.”  Now, that’s some love!

“Keep it … a definite favorite!”  And, “Love it the way it is!”  Plus, “Best ride at Disney!  Leave it alone!”

“Get rid of one of the most popular attractions in Hollywood?  I think NOT!  Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is great.  Sure, update the intro, but the rest is awesome!”

How about this?  “Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is a favorite of mine.  I’ve always loved Aerosmith, and I adore the theming.  It could always be touched up and improved but re-theming the attraction would break my heart.”

Finally, “NEVER!  Don’t touch it.  I’ll handcuff myself to it in protest!  Who’s with me?”  Like I said, a lot of emotion.

Of course, there were some practical viewpoints out there.  “Also to consider – who knows how much [Disney] paid to use the Aerosmith name and produce merchandise using it.  Maybe the contract stipulates that it’s a permanent WDW fixture or maybe it has an expiration date.  Regardless, WDW is going to milk it [for] every last penny invested and then some.”

New ideas were also tossed about.  Such as, “Refurb and replace with the movie that has one of the greatest soundtracks of all time – Guardians of the Galaxy!”

“Update and do a bunch of different music genres – Queen, Beatles, etc.”

“Turn it into a mine car roller coaster like in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.”

“I have heard rumors that it could he re-themed to be a Monsters, Inc. roller coaster.  That would be cool, and it would fit with the overall ‘new’ theme of the park.”

Regardless of what Disney does or doesn’t do, however, your message to them is crystal clear, my friends.  Modestly update this exciting attraction if you want, but never take it away!

Good thing, too.  It’s one of my personal favorites, as well.  I don’t ever want to have to enter it into All in WDW’s Hall of Fame of retired attractions!

Episode 499 – Our Sunday News!

Good Monday, folks!  If you haven’t done so already, please stop by yesterday’s post in order to take part in another riveting exercise of “Rehabilitate or Eliminate”!  What should we do with the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith?  You tell us!

Afterwards, pull up your pub stools with John and Doug as they discuss all of the latest news from around Walt Disney World!

John gives us details on the training he’s getting for his new job over at Festival of the Lion King.  Can he sing the score by heart?  Hey, he also jumps into another one of his his normal rants – on the NFL!

Catch that action and so much more, fans!  Grab yourself a cold one, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!  Oh, one last thing!  Remember to stop back next week — for our 500th anniversary episode!

Episode 499 – Our Sunday News!

Step into the pub, folks, and grab a stool!  It’s another exciting episode of the WDW Main Street Podcast!