Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Ep 140. The One with Listener Questions

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In the 140th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave finally get back to questions from the listener, something not done on MSEP since Ep 11 in 2020! 

Jenn is getting ready for her trip (that she's on now) and Dave is getting ready for his Disney Wish sailing in a few weeks, but first, it's time to talk about the pros and cons of staying on property. 

What other parks do Jenn & Dave enjoy besides WDW and Universal?  Why sail on a Disney Cruise?  What rides in the parks are considered "Untouchable"? Who should return to the podcast?  What would it take for Jenn to stay in an All Star Resort? 

And can Disney animation recover from it's recent setbacks?

Great questions, and a great discussion of answers on this week's episode! 

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Ep 139. The One with Video in Disney

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In the 139th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave welcome to the show for the very first time branding and marketing expert, musician, and Disney Vlogger Derek Frank!

After some chit-chat about returning attractions to WDW, Derek shares a little about his Disney history, and how he got into the photography and videos inside the park itself.

Then, Jenn, Dave, and Derek share thoughts on their favorite picture and video spots in all four parks -- from taking reflection shots to finding the right bridges to catching the monorail at the right time. Plus, Derek shares his idea to turn Hollywood Studios into an entire Star Wars park.

Finally, Derek gives out his tips for amateur Disney Vloggers, and how to take some great shots around the parks themselves. 

Make sure to follow Derek on YouTube (search "The Derek Frank") and Instagram @TheDerekFrank and website www.thederekfrank.com 

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Ep 138. The One with Disney Surprises

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In the 138th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn and Dave are trying to catch their breath from a solid day of announcements and headlines that hit on Tuesday... so they break down ALL the Disney Surprises tossed at us in a single day! 

First, Dave continues to sing the praise of the Captain America trilogy and Jenn continues to not have seen them, and they dive right into the stories of the day...

Tron Lightcycle has an opening date!  And a new theory on when Annual Passes may return. 

Happily Ever After is returning! Disney Enchantment is going away!  We compare the two, and discuss Epcot Forever's return, and why Epcot HarmonioUS couldn't get over Stargate and Taco Barges

Disneyland moving its Park Hopping times to earlier in the day, and could that -- plus AP holders getting a benefit on park hopping too -- translate to Disney World?

The parking is now complimentary again, and why this is a huge deal!

And the Disney Dining promo, how it breaks down, and what it all means.  

Finally, Adventures by Disney River Cruises! 

Plus, a total rabbit trail on Voyage of the Little Mermaid, what could go in that space, and more randomness as we are known for. 

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Ep 137. The One with 2022 in Review

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In the 137th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave welcome in 2023 with a look back at 2022! And because she was a part of the 2021 review, of course, we had to bring back The Moana Mom, aka Quasi Producer Heather.


Month by month, we hit the major, and minor, topics of the year, from all the returns to all the closures to mask mandates to Bob in Bob out, and all the overwhelming, underwhelming and just whelming whelming news. 

Quasi Producer Heather also shares her magical story from Epcot's 40th and meeting Keale Settle (and how d$ was right there... and didn't know it)

Plus, a look at the Shakedown (of the Wish, not Bob Seger), some predictions for 2023, why Splash Mountain has no chance of staying, and why 2022 was a strong year indeed. 

Among the topics included: Strollers... bad transfers... Sunshine Flyers... Lightning Lane... masks... Starcruisers... Spirt of Aloha... Hoop dee Doo... hugging characters again... MSEParade in Disneyland... Guardians debuts... the new Finding Nemo... MagicBand+... Angela Lansbury... H20 Bath Products... BBB opening again... Hurricane Ian... Epcot's 40th... Akershus... Splash says goodbye

As always, thanks for listening and hope you enjoy the first ep of 2023!! 

Find Agent Meredith's interviews with Epcot's original Cast Members here. 

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Ep 136. The One with Candlelight Revisited

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In the 136th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave revisit one of the most popular episodes from 2021 -- the Candlelight Processional.

After catching up a little on Christmas weekends -- including Jenn with a houseful of kids and Dave sending his lovely wife to Orlando for 24 hours -- they re-introduce the Candlelight Processional.

All the way back in episode 85, using the actual script from Epcot's Candlelight Processional, Jenn & Dave narrated the show, backed by the actual Epcot choir... and we thought it would be a great treat to present to you again!

Thanks so much to you, the listener and fan of the show, for all the love shown in 2022 and we cannot wait to bring you more magic in 2023!

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Ep 135. The One with Christmas Gifts & Holiday Memories

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In the 135th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave gear up for the final few days before Christmas! From running around town in random shopping to getting excited for the house building (a house update!!), both are ready for the big day - including Jenn's Christmas Vacation shirt and Dave's Chrisnizzle Sweatizzle. 

Amongst the news headlines, more train opening rumors... confirmed refurbishments for January in Disney World... and the returning princesses!

Dave gives a quick spoiler-free review of Avatar: The Way of Water, plus a reminder to Jenn that the first Avatar existed.

Then, the annual Disney Christmas Gifts segment -- a list of Disney themed items that are exorbitantly priced -- from posters to passports to toy trains to train wheels... incredibly cool and vintage collectables worth lots and lots of money, and available to you for purchase! 

And an entire quick chat about a Walt Disney signed flip book that we learn about as we talk about... it's not a napkin, apparently... 

And you can find the flip book (and it's very un-PC cover) here!

Finally, Jenn & Dave share some Christmas memories, both most recent and from their own childhoods - Jenn with her American Girl dolls then and low crowd Christmas recently, and Dave with his AT-AT then and Fastpasses more recently. 

A special Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all that celebrate, and thank you for listening to our show!   


Thursday, December 15, 2022

Ep 134. The One with Christmas on Both Coasts

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In the 134th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are back after a week off, and are here to talk Christmas previews and reviews and all the festiveness of the season.

After sharing the sure to be infamous Surrey Bike on the Boardwalk story, they dive into the news, which includes "Strange World" streaming soon... Te Fiti comes to Epcot... the new Ducktales Adventure... those CVS receipts on Disney merch... 

Then, Jenn & Dave give a quick review of the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, including the cookies and seeing Tron in testing and characters and fireworks and parades, and the crowd levels.

Plus, more Disney Christmas, with thoughts on the 2022 Epcot Cookie Stroll, some tips on navigating special diets and menu prices, and how to utilize the DAS pass with a Virtual Queue! 

Then Jenn gives her thoughts on Christmas on the West Coast, as she flew out to a special Agency Owner's special event, and to end the show, a shout out to Dakota, one of the best Jingle Cruise skippers in recent memory! 

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Ep 133. The One with Geeks in Galaxy's Edge

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In the 133rd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave finally decide it's time to finish up the long running Hollywood Studios series - and do so, we bring in some guys who know Star Wars extremely well -- Catron and Ryan from the IAmGeek Podcast!


The questions first... if Iger asks us what needs to be addressed, what do we say?  Everyone gives their thoughts, ranging from Epcot completion to new attraction openings to the need for proper culture -- plus, bring back resort bag check! 

Also, a brief word on using the DAS pass with long Lightning Lane lines. 

Then, a dive into Star Wars Galaxy's Edge, and a look at the land overall. We discuss first walking into the land itself, our first thoughts, sometimes emotional, of seeing the Millennium Falcon for the very first time, and piloting the legendary hunk of junk - and... what is the Chewbacca mode? Find out. 

We then lead to experiencing Rise of the Resistance, and how blown away we all were as we were brought into a Star Destroyer, and how we see the ride today.

Everyone gives their opinion on Blue Milk vs Green Milk, Ryan discusses a few personal stories regarding Savi's Workshop, and thoughts on droid building. 

And Ryan solves the problem of having the newer characters in the park at the expense of not having the Original Trilogy characters.

Find Ryan's Kyber Crystals and Catron's Landspeeder shirts HERE on the IAMGEEK SHOP


Thursday, November 24, 2022

Ep 132. The One with the Bobs

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In the 132nd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave give thanks... thanks for some big, BIG changes that seemingly came out of nowhere over the weekend.


First, Jenn is still preparing for the upcoming group trip, while Dave gives a quick review of the newest Disney+ film "Disenchanted", of course starring his beloved #AmyAdamsAmyAdamsAmyAdams.

Then, the real story... Chapek. Iger. Two Bobs, only one can remain CEO. 

Jenn & Dave give a quick recap of how we got here, including Iger's resume before and at Disney, then the challenges that arose after Bob Chapek moved into the CEO position, and what led to the ouster over the weekend -- and the insane story it became on Sunday night. 

Then, they give a few thoughts of where the company might be headed, dream a little on what might happen (and recognize what will not be happening), and give their overall thoughts on this historical moment in Disney history.

Finally... Dave finishes his fave Pixar recap, as he left off the #1 movie from last week's episode.

And on this Thanksgiving, THANK YOU for listening, for reaching out, for sharing the show and for being a part of our small but growing Main Streeters in the podcast world! 

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Ep 131. The One with Pixar Movies

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In the 131st episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are excited to talk all about Pixar movies!  First, both lament about the upcoming winter, and then more about the upcoming Disney group trip.

Then, they clear up the latest in the "Disney Ticket Increase", and explain whats what in the misleading headlines. 

Guardians Holiday kicks off soon, Starcruiser wins an award, and more guest behaving stupidly.

Then, Jenn & Dave look at the 26 Pixar movies that have been released, with Dave having seen all of them, and Jenn having seen 21 of the 26, they both start at 20 and rank their Pixar movies all the way to number one. 

Lots of crossover, lots of discussion on how Covid affected films, and how "Soul" might be the biggest movie loss in the pandemic.

Make sure to let us your favorites too at TheMSEPodcast at gmail.com!