Wednesday, July 29, 2020

111. The One with the Disney Q&A


In the 11th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave feature their very first Question & Answer Episode! The call for questions was sent to the internetty world, and the listeners delivered!

First up, some Disney news, as they discuss Halloween Horror Nights being cancelled at Universal (and what it might portend for Disney's Christmas parties), plus the great COVID testing report just released, and the recent mask policy changes.

Then, the list of questions... some great answers and great anecdotes about park memories... runDisney... villians... dream jobs... dream guests... predictions for the future... and the all important question of who should and should not go to Disney World right now.... and so much more.

Finally, a listener Magical Moment with an incredible Mickey meeting!

Here is the book Dave talked about in his Disney'ing this week

(Note: Here is the article Dave was reading from regarding park testing reports)

Thursday, July 23, 2020

110. The One with Big Fat Panda & the Heroines


In the 10th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave turn their attention to the Disney heroines, the most brave and heroic ladies in the Disney universe. (they teamed up with Jenn Kaufman to find the greatest Disney hero!)

But to find out who wins, they bring in Christine Fox for her 2nd appearance on the podcast, but also vlogger & writer himself, John, the Big Fat Panda! 

The gang runs down match by match, until only one Disney Heroine is left -- plus discussions on changes in park attractions, how everyone Disney'd over the week, and lots of domain name chatter.

Here are the matches in the tourney:

"Play In Matches"
Honey Lemon (Big Hero 6) vs Kida (Atlantis)

Snow White (Once Upon a Time) vs Emma Swan (Once Upon a Time)

Mulan vs Vanellope von Schweezt
Belle vs Tiana
Rapunzel vs Pocahontas
Jasmine vs Tinkerbell

Moana vs Honey Lemon/Kida
Nala (Lion King) vs Judy Hopps (Zootopia)
Anna vs Elsa
Nani (Lilo & Stitch) vs Meg (Hercules

Merida (Brave) vs Dory (Finding Nemo films)
Joy (Inside Out) vs EVE (Wall*E)
Mary Poppins vs Princess Mia (The Princess Diaries)
Jessie (Toy Story films) vs Bo Peep (Toy Story films)

Elastagirl (The Incredibles) vs Scarlet Witch (Marvel films)
Shuri (Marvel films) vs Captain Marvel (Marvel films)
Rey (Star Wars Sequel Trilogy) vs Snow White/Emma Swan
Black Widow (Marvel Films) vs Kim Possible

Thursday, July 16, 2020

109. The One Where Jenn Returns Home

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Jenn makes sure she is distancing and has her mask on 

In this 9th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Upon a Star Jenn is back from her trip to Walt Disney World, where she experienced the reopening of Magic Kingdom.

She talks about the flight into MCO... checking into her resort... walking into the Magic Kingdom after the five month closure... returning to Animal Kingdom and the incredibly small waits... the cleaning and distancing policies...

Plus, Dave & Jenn talk about AP benefits and woes... the College Program being suspended and Epcot International Cast Members not being brought back.

Finally, a magical moment with a written story from a fellow Disney lover, one that reminds us how much hope Disney means for all of us.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

108. The One with the Disney Heroes


Take 32 legendary Disney names... Aladdin... Simba... Tony Stark... Coach Boone... Kristoff... Maui... Herbie (wait, what?)... and put them in a bracket.

Then you bring in author blogger writer singer mommer wifer awesome Jennifer Kaufman, and Jenn, Upon a Star Jenn, and d$ spend an hour discussing each one on one matchup to determine what truly is the best Disney Hero of All Time.

Plus, Jenn packs for her trip, the other Jenn laments her trip being cancelled and finds some Zenimation, and d$ shows off his LEGO sets.

Here is the first round matchups, in case you want to play along at home:

The Animation Region
Maui vs Aladdin

Flynn Rider vs Wreck it Ralph

Clockwise -- Spider-Man, The Guardians of the Galaxy
ship Milano, Captain Marvel (with an unshown Nick
Fury), and a mini-snow speeder from Star Wars. All
sets are less than $5 each. 
Simba vs The Beast

Naveen vs Kristoff

The Pixar Region
Buzz & Woody vs Mike & Sully

Lightnin McQueen vs Marlin

Mr Incredible vs Flik

Hector vs Carl Fredriksen

The Live Action Region
Coach Herman Boone vs Fantasmic Mickey

Captain America vs Tony Stark

Capt Jack Sparrow vs Cassian Andor

Benjamin Gates vs Scott Calvin

The Ones That Didn't Fit Into Other Regions Region
Aslan vs Goofy

Remy vs Kermit the Frog

Hercules vs Jack Kelly

Herbie the Love Bug vs Li Shang

Thursday, July 2, 2020

107. The One with the Disney Dads (Pt 2)

Dave's idea of how to create a New
Orleans Square in Magic Kingdom


In the 7th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast...
Jenn & Dave open the show talking about the crazy Disney travel week...

Then their love/hate of Disney hold music, including one song that makes both happy and one song they cannot figure out...

Then, the big announcement on Splash Mountain, thoughts on when it will happen, and Daves plan on how to put New Orleans Square into Magic Kingdom.

Finally, Matt & Susie from The ImagineEars Podcast join the show to give the Top Five Best (and worst) Disney Dads!