Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Ep 085. The One with the Candlelight Processional


In the 85th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave give a presentation of one of the longest running Christmas traditions at Disney World -- the Epcot Candlelight Processional! 

First, a look at the reopening of All Star Sports and Typhoon Lagoon (Jenn is excited!), then somehow they get on the topic of makeup and dry shampoo. Because of course they do.

And then, Jenn and Dave narrate the Candlelight Processional, with the same words you'll hear repeated by various celebrities through November and December - and the music from the Candlelight Processional choir. If you've never been to see the show live, this is a great way to experience the reading of the Christmas story with some incredible music! 

(Fine Print: The script used from Jenn's opening about the show at Disneyland to Dave's ending with the verse leading into Hallelujah chorus is directly from the 2021 Epcot Candlelight Processional. The music used is taken from the performance during the Ana Gasteyer performances December 17-19, 2021)

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Ep 084. The One with the Christmas Geeks

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In the 84th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave celebrate the Christmas holidays with gifts... for themselves! 

It's the 2nd annual Christmas Gifts episode, where we look at some of the most lavish, expensive Disney and travel related gifts out there, and who better to join in on the gift giving (or receiving) than the guys from IAmGeek podcast -- Catron, Chris, and Ryan give their fave gift ideas too.

Star Wars rooms, very long cruises, comic books, Lego cities, Doom buggy seats and much more. Plus, a look at Ryan's newest dump of a FB page, and what IAmGeek is doing in 2022 

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Ep 083. The One with What to Watch on Disney+


In the 83rd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave welcome back to the show d$'s fellow host on The Deucecast Movie Show, Michael Nipp, to discuss some Disney+

First up, Mikey introduces his new Plushy, and then they all discuss the latest in Indy's return... new refurbs... sold out events... and a Disney prop for sale. 

Then, a dive into Disney+ for some of the best streaming options in the Star Wars world (Visions! Mando! Boba Fett), over in Marvel (Hawkeye! Loki! WandaVision! Falcon!), then movies in general, including quick reviews of both Encanto and even West Side Story. 

Plus, Jenn's mini Anne Hathaway rant, Greedo noises, and The Beatles. 

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Ep 082. The One with a Few of Our Favorite Things


In the 82nd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave take a look at one of their favorite Christmas tunes, one made famous by Julie Andrews. 

First, a little news, with updates on trams returning... Artist Point... Disneyland Genie chaos... WDW internet chaos... and WDW train news.

Then, using the lyrics of the iconic "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music", Jenn & Dave list off some of their favorite things, including places to be basic... where they enjoy drinking morning coffee... Disney cats, dogs, and bugs... pasta... where to get dressed up... and even more.

Plus, a little Broadway talk, and even some Homestar Runner... Its a ridiculous premise that turns into a fun conversation (because its Jenn & Dave, so of course it does) 

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Ep 81. The One with Holiday Travels


In the 81st episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave finally have the band back together -- well, the two of them, anyway. 

Light on news, just quickly discussing a possible new Harry Potter area in the upcoming Universal Epic Universe... Finding Nemo getting a new name... some slight hope for Candlelight Professional viewers... and what is up with Annual Passes??

Finally, Jenn gives her update on her trip with Rock Star Agent Kyla, as they spent a weekend in Puerto Vallarta -- the recap includes Day-Glo

Then, d$ gives his recap of his big family week a WDW, first with the crowds, using Genie+ all week, utilizing the DAS Pass - especially in conjunction with Genie+ - some allergy friendly places to eat in the parks, and a reminder of being good to your CMs.

Then, they both give their recommendations for what to use G+ for, what to skip it on, and which rides to rope drop.

Oh, and Mark McGrath in there too.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Ep 80. The One with Thanksgiving


In the 80th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are actually Heather & Dave, as quasi producer Heather steps in to take over the Jenn spot while she's out.

The conversation is free flowing and fun, touching on the Boo Bash... Paint the Night rumors... having a magical tribe around you... getting back to normal at Disney... and lots of thanks to those of you who listen and follow every week! THANK  YOU!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Ep 79. The One with Stacey's Return


In the 79th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave welcome back friend of the show and Disney Icon Stacey Aswad, aka "Stacey with Must Do Disney!"

First, while Jenn is whisking away to some much needed time off, Dave opens the show alone, and promo's a... very crappy new project from a podcast friend. Don't miss this one. 

Then, Stacey talks about the joy of having her own merch line with Lost Bros... Dave fangirls right out... they discuss keeping your head high with haters... Stacey explains some of her own creative processes... and of course, the official ending of "Must Do Disney"... plus more fun and lively chatter. 


Friday, November 12, 2021

Ep 78. The One with Disney Springs


In the 78th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave check out the most magical shopping and entertainment district in the World -- Disney Springs. 

First, Jenn gets ready to move from her Amish village into a nearby village, while Dave talks about his time lapse photography stunt. 

Then, they discuss the released list of the Epcot Candlelight Processional narrators, and then they turn their attention to Disney Springs itself. They discuss the history of Disney Springs, including the multiple name changes, the rise and fall of Pleasure Island, and the openings of many familiar DS places.

Dave recounts his weekend evenings spent there -- reviews of restaurants like Blaze, Everglaze, and gelato, and reviews of drink type places like Wine Bar George and Jock Lindsay's Hangar Bar.

Jenn also gives her favorites at the Springs, and the wisdom of spending $300 on a shot of anything. 

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Ep 077. The One with the Random Top 3s


In the 77th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are coming from different parts of the country as per usual... but this time, while Dave is still in his home studio, Jenn is sitting amongst her fave resort of all time. 

Jenn is in WDW for the Earmarked Owner's Summit, and talks a little about her trip, as well as using Genie+... Dave also talks about his big upcoming family vacation.

Then, they play a little Random Top 3, spinning a podcast wheel and giving their top 3 on whatever topic comes up -- including quick services... MK experiences... nighttime shows... and more. 

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Ep 76. The One with Christine & Liberty Square


In the 76th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave bring back friend of the show and frequent guest, author, podcaster, and Disney Mom Christine Fox!

Completing the "Christine in the Magic Kingdom" series (see also episodes 4, 34, and 58), Jenn, Dave, and Christine take a tour of Liberty Square -- including Haunted Mansion, Liberty Tree Tavern, Sleepy Hollow, and more... including why the Riverboat is vastly underrated, and Dave's mini rant on protestors at Hall of Presidents.

Then, as a bonus, the three finishes up the park with a podcast stroll down the middle of Main Street USA, rating the shops, the food, the confections, and much more.

It's always a great conversation when these three get together to talk Disney!!

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Ep 75. The One with World Showcase


In the 75th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave spend an hour on a number of topics, including more Disney trips and new Stacey shirts, Funko Schwarma pops and whether Fear is a Factor for Jenn.

Plus a special shoutout to a great listener.

They give the latest on the launch of Genie+ this week, what worked, what didn't, and what they are already changing. 

Then, Jenn & Dave take a long look at Epcot's World Showcase, doing a virtual walk through each country. Which has the best shops? Which ones have amazing restaurants? Which country tops (and bottoms) each list? 

Plus, what pavilion would host a Cars 2 ride, or feature the Muppets... and which country needs a Tigger ride (not the one you think!)

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Ep 074. The One with the Disney News & Disney Cruise


In the 74th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave finally move on past all the festivities of Oct 1 (WDW's 50th) and are ready to discuss the rest of the World, in this episode with just news, reviews, and conversation.

Jenn reveals her upcoming Star Wars stay, and both go over the latest with Genie+ and it's launch date, plus the demise of Shrek 4D.

Jenn then gives the overview of her recent cruise experience, from boarding to disembarking, then both go a little deeper into their experience into Space 220 at Epcot. 

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Ep 73. The One with the 50th Recap


In the 73rd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave have returned from the event 50 years in the making -- the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World!

They both were amongst some of their favorite people, two of which join the show to discuss the weekend, with quasi producer Heather, aka The Moana Mom, and fellow agent and Disney Mom, Disney Geek Kyla 

The foursome discuss a little quick news - the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser news, new Magicbands, and other fun things, then dive right in to a full review of the weekend.

They give their thoughts on both Magic Kingdom's and Epcot's new nighttime fireworks shows... Space 220 dining... Remy's Ratatouille Adventure... plus a play by play recap of the 3a (we must be lonely) arrival at the Magic Kingdom line, complete with the Inflatable Chair Mafia blow up chairs, Kyla's popcorn regrets, Space 220, Heather's big D'Amaro moments, and so much more.

And Kyla's review of Animal Kingdom's KiteTails, which itself is worth the entire show. 

It's a longer show this time, but full of stories from four people who LOVE the Disney Magic.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Ep 72. The One with Our Absolute Faves


In the 72nd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave wrap up their list of the 50 Favorite Things about Walt Disney World, bringing back their friends and podcast compatriots of magic, Susie & Matt from The ImagineEar's Podcast!

The numbers get smaller and the hits get bigger, as the foursome discuss windows on Main Street... Mickey Waffles... transporation... Cast members... history... memories... and much more, all leading up to the WDW 50th Celebration!

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Ep 071. The One with More 50 Faves


In the 71st episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave welcome back Matt Appleby & Susie Bryan of the ImagineEars podcast to continue with our favorite things about Walt Disney World!

First, Jenn & Dave do some news quick hits -- Space 220 opens, the Confectionary re-opens, Rise queues close, and PhilharMagic and All Star Sports gets set for a refurb, much to Jenn's sadness. 

Then numbers 30 through 16 on each of the Top 50 lists -- from Matt's air conditioning to Susie's love of old people to Jenn's Star Wars Weekend fun to Dave's 24 hour MK night, plus so much more.

Make sure to listen to Ep 69 with the first part of the countdown, and grab next week's Ep 72, with the Top 15 Fave Things of WDW.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Ep 070. The One with Our 50 Faves


In the 70th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave zip through the flood of announcements from Disney in the last few days, including Epcot fireworks, new dining, and Nemo returning. 

Then, Susie & Matt from The ImagineEars Podcast join the show as the Fantasmic Four begin a 3 episode long countdown of each of their 50 things they love most about Walt Disney World, all leading up to the 50th Anniversary coming soon! 


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Follow Jenn and Dave on Instagram @jenn_novotny and @uponastarjenn and then @THEMagiconaDollar and @superdave310, and find Upon a Star Jenn on Facebook, as well as Dave on Facebook at Magic on a Dollar and also Disney on a Dollar 

Don't forget to follow Upon a Star Travel @Uponastartravel on Instagram and Facebook. 

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Ep 069. The One with the 50th Chat


In the 69th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are looking ahead to the biggest celebration in Disney World history!!

First up, Jenn is tweaking some 50th plans, while Dave is making fireworks plans of his own. Some Disney news brings the Epcot merch... lamenting the loss of MouseGears... McDonald's latest WDW themed toys... and Jenn talks about getting the new WDW APs.

Then a look back with a quick review on how WDW came to be, then a look ahead at the upcoming Disney World 50th Anniversary, beginning October 1st. Jenn & Dave talk about their first park visits, about what truly hooked them on the magic, and what they are most looking forward to seeing during the big 50th kickoff.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Ep 68. The One with Walt's Words


In the 68th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave start the show with their special guest, author, speaker, conference creator, Disney fan, and all around super dude Terry Weaver! 

The conversation goes from Disney medals to booking trips to packing for trips as well, then another chat about GENIE+, and finally, the updates on the new Annual Pass program just released by Disney World. 

Then, the crew gives discussed Walt Disney, and some of their favorite quotes, as given by good ol Uncle Walt -- quotes about life, uniqueness, work, ambition, and much more. 

Find Jenn on IG @uponastarjenn, Dave on IG at @TheMagiconaDollar and Terry on IG @terrytheweaver and @thethinglive

And find the show @TheMSEPodcast on IG, @TheMSEPodcast on Twitter and on FB at TheMSEPodcast! 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Ep 067. The One with the Genie - LIVE


 On the 67th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave spend most of the show talking about the upcoming new Genie, Genie+, and Lightning Lane, as well as the Individual Selected Attractions... or whatever they are calling it nowadays.

After sharing a little Disney from their week - including new shirts and runDisney medals, they dive into the Fastpass replacement program... what it is... how to use it... where to use it... what attractions might be extra... the cost of all of it... the good & the bad of the whole thing... and so much more.

The Moana Mom, aka quasi-producer Heather also joins into the discussion for her thoughts as well! 

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Ep. 066: The One with Overlooked Hollywood Studios


In the 66th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave kick it off with news that wasn't available when they actually recorded the show - The Disney Genie is coming!

The show itself brings you some news, including ideas for filling where the NBA Experience used to be... the long life of The Main Street Electrical Parade... the new Epcot lots and Cirque show... Space 220 rumors... and more.

Then, the host of Travel Tips Tuesday podcast, John Rogers, joins the show to dig a little deeper into Hollywood Studios, to find those gems that are never seen by those guests who want the big stuff asap. Great convo about The Muppets... baby care centers... Roger Rabbit... the best treats and coffee... and some Tower trivia...

Friday, August 13, 2021

Ep 065. The One with Mexico

On the 65th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, And this time, Jenn & Dave are recording from a balcony at The Fives Oceanfront Puerto Morelos, in the sunny Riviera Maya of Mexico!!

A little Disney news kicks off the show, then we talk about international flights, and why you should consider traveling to Mexico — here to help is Mexico Fam Trips' founder (and Upon a Star Travel co-owner) Lori Swinderman and area awesome guy Pablo, to tell you much more. Plus some insight into Te Amo and how you can help.

It’s different, it’s a fun chat, and always a bit irreverent when Jenn and d$ start talking!

Find it on all the usual places and WATCH the show on location on YouTube!

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Ep 64: The One with Panda's Hot Takes


In the 64th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are joined once again by friend of the show and low key Disney celeb Big Fat Panda! 

First up... a three person review on the new "Jungle Cruise" movie starring The Rock and Emily Blunt - hint: go see the movie, we all loved it! 

Panda is also here to join in on the second round of Hot Takes (See ep 22 for the first list with Ryno from Dis Unplugged)...

HOT TAKE: Something that we really enjoy that most Disney fans may not... or something we are not fans of that most Disney fans love... or just plain ol' unpopular Disney opinions! 

...and we discuss everything from disposing of kidney stones in WDW to cat dry heaves to coffee skunk smells in attractions to Mama Melrose, good or bad.

We have hot takes on American Adventure... the Little Mermaid ride and it's missing scene... the old Pecos Bills... Space Mountain and the Pooh ride... Corn Dog nuggets... and somehow, All Star Sports is mentioned along the way.

Find Big Fat Panda on his site at, on Twitter @BigFatPandaShow and on Insta @bigfatpandashow, as well as YouTube and Facebook! Search Big Fat Panda! 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Ep 063. The One with the Rainy Day Solutions


In the 63rd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave reflect on a previous episode about beating the heat in WDW.  This time around, it's all about what to do on those rainy Florida afternoons... where sometimes it rains for 20 minutes, and other times its a monsoon. And what to do when it rains all day long.

Plus, Jenn doing dining, and Dave thanking Jenn for the All Star Help. Epcot Harmonious is featured, as well as new food place openings (and how do you even say "RABE" or "PINXTOS"??). Plus a look at the new Star Wars hotel Poster, the gold statues soon to be taking over the Disney parks, makeup on YouTube, the Astro Orbitor in the rain, and how NOT to dry your shoes after a storm in Hollywood Studios.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Ep 062. The One with Paige Davis


In the 62nd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave discuss the Epcot monorail line coming back in service, and the excitement of Behind the Attraction on Disney+

Then, joining the show for the first time is Broadway star and television icon Paige Davis (with equally the Broadway star Patrick, the husband, right off mic!).  Paige explains her Disney connection, including her memorable Body Wars experience... getting the Trading Spaces job... the best and the worst designs... traveling with touring productions... Chicago and New York living... family struggles and overcoming... and tons of laughs and a great conversation all around!

Thanks so much to Paige for joining us! Visit Our Place NY as mentioned in the show by clicking

Contact Paige
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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Ep 061. The One with Christmas in July


In the 61st episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave celebrate the holidays in the middle of the summer!

Halfway to the Holidays is a good time to talk all about a Walt Disney World Christmas! First, Dave gives a quick Black Widow review, then some Magical news dishes up some Food & Wine  menus... Fireworks cruises... Boo Bash tickets... an update on Wine and Dine sales... and then, of course, Holiday Magic.

Jenn and Dave run through all the announced plans for the holidays, including cookie strolls, Christmas Tree trails, resort decor, wonderings on the Candlelight Processional, and details on the Very Merriest After Hours Event coming soon!

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Ep 060. The One with Fireworks & Elsa Rain


In the 60th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave recap their weekends, one of which had Jenn in WDW, and Dave at a conference expressing his love of notebooks.

The news brings a pile of topics, including Hurricane Elsa, Disneyland restaurant closings, Universal dining canceling, Coco additions, runDisney returns, early and late park entries, the dining plan, and Fastpass guesses.

Then, a chat about Jenn's recent trip to WDW for the return of Happily Ever Fireworks at Magic Kingdom, and Epcot Forever, plus the return of pre-shows and how Disney is back!  

Follow the duo on IG @uponastarjenn and @themagiconadollar and @uponastartravel

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

Ep 059. The One with Beating the Heat in WDW


In the 59th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave first talk about Jenn's traveling and Dave getting ready for dining reservations.

Next, the news brings stories of refurbishments (The Incredible Contemporary look) and reopening (the Poly, finally) and newly available Hunny Walls and Kugel Fountains. Also, bad Tik Tok trends and a hefty price to pay for a cucumber. Jenn tells a story of her hubs Brady's free shirt, and Dave talks about Star Wars conventions.

Then, they discuss the best ways to survive the blistering summer that Florida brings - hydration, specific meal times, seeing shows, taking boat and monorail tours, and spitting camels too. 

Follow Jenn this week on Instagram @Jenn_Novotny and @UponaStarJenn to keep up with her WDW trip for the Fireworks debut, as well as following @UponaStarTravel for her trip + so much more travel excitement.

This episode brought to you in part by The Mama Mouse Club -- TheMSEPodcast Quasi Producer Heather, aka The Moana Mom, and her group of Magical Moms serve up the most magical show on YouTube a few times per month.  Listen here!

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Ep 058. The One with Christine in Tomorrowland


In the 58th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave welcome back one of their favorite guests, Christine Fox, author of "Keto in Disney", plus co-host of Jenn's other cast Divas Dish Diz!

After catching up a bit, Christine plays a simple game of "Star Wars or Marvel" ("THANOS"! Is it... Star Wars... or Marvel??)

Then the trio talk about Tomorrowland - giving every thing in the Magic Kingdom land a rating of over, under, or just rated rated.

Also discussed: Christine's pick ups in the queue line... Jenn's true feelings about the Speedway... the ride no one likes but no one wants to lose... should the Carousel of Progress be updated (hint: no)... eating in the land... and much more laughter and randomness.  

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Ep 057: The One with the Resort Lobbies


In the 57th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave can barely hold the excitement over all the amazing news that has been released in the last few days... 

The plexi being removed!
The ketchup has returned! 
Masks mostly going away!
More Boo Bash, Animal Kingdom Lodge news, Social Distancing markers gone, "Fill in all the available spaces" and of course, FIREWORKS!!!

Then, the hosts look at the first impression of any Disney resort -- the lobby. They give their ranking of their ten favorite resort lobby areas at WDW and Disneyland -- from restaurants and gift shops attached to the lobbies to functionality to theming to how grand and even FUN the lobbies are.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Ep 056: The One with Aaron's Disney


In the 56th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave open up the show discussing a few Disney books, then decide to bring in the author of said books, Aaron H Goldberg!

Dave, Jenn, and Aaron talk a little news, including NSync & BSB, open playgrounds and dining, Tom Selleck and Figment, a Skyliner fender bender, and two great rants from Dave and Jenn concerning the debacle that is the Boo Bash release.

Disney Plus, will Free Dining return? (hint: No)

Then, they talk to Aaron about his Disney themed books, including the crazy stories featuring Magnum PI, Figment, Mickey & Minnie getting married, and more Amish talk. 

Aaron's books include:

The Disney Story

Disney Declassified

The Wonders of Walt Disney World

Meet the Disney Brothers

Buying Disney's World

Friday, June 4, 2021

Ep 055. The One with Sedona & Cruella


In the 55th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave meet again on the podcast, with Jenn returning home from her 40th birthday trip out west. She shares a little Disney'ing with her nieces, while Dave discusses clients being upgraded to a deluxe resort.

Quick news leads to a longer discussion about the Boo Bash announcements and prices... the reopening of The Tusker House... and no mask news from Disney... 

Then, they give their review of "Cruella", including the music and the fashion.  Plus, a new contest involving a chance to win a Cruella soundtrack.

Jenn gives a rundown of her trip to Sedona, Arizona, including a trip in a Hot Air Balloon, as well as more Amish jokes.

Finally, a shout out to a random listener at Osh Kosh B'Gosh.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

054. The One with the Moana Mom


In the 54th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave touch base about Jenn's upcoming trip, then welcome to the show YouTube sensation (or will be soon, anyway), SuperMom, and Disney (and Josh D'Amaro) fanatic Heather K, aka The Moana Mom!

Heather shares a little of her story with her daughters, and how Disney was an influential part of her journey, plus they discuss Universal for a hot minute (and why #ThisisNotDisney), love of Jurassic Park, then play a little Stop-Start-Continue, discussing Disney Tech, Disney Dining, and the park experience. 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Ep 053. The One With Birthdays & Magical Celebrations


Warning: There is a PG-13 moment about a 1/3 of the way through the show. 

In the 53rd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave have their own little celebrations... first, Jenn has a big milestone birthday in the next few days. Second, the show itself is now officially ONE YEAR OLD! 

A little Disney'ing involving books and gift baskets, a preview of Jenn's upcoming trip to Sedona, the latest news on the mask rules changing, a slip of the tongue puts a whole other meaning on the WDW 50th, name dropping Upon a Star Heather, then a great discussion on ways you can celebrate at Disney World, and many reasons TO celebrate.

Finally, Jenn & Dave talk a little about some of their past trips planned for families and some unique and sometimes heartfelt celebrations.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Ep 052: The One with Overlooked Animal Kingdom


In the 52nd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave invite in returning author, blogger, Disney mom, and Carnegie Hall vet Jennifer Kaufman!  

After catching up and Disney'ing and a quick review on "Pete's Dragon", the trio go over some quick news regarding trash cans and Boo Bash.

Then they turn attention to Animal Kingdom and many of the things that people forget to notice -- queues, stilted foliage ladies, snacks, photo ops, nighttime views, train rides, baby banshees and much more.  

Plus a look at the newly reopened Lion King show.

Plus the new idea of a sub-podcast... and maybe Overlooked Gatorland? 

Find Dave on IG @TheMagiconadollar  

Jenn on IG @Uponastarjenn  

Kaufman @jenniferkaufman, and visit online at

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Ep 051: The One with The Wish & the Rope Drops


In the 51st episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are still discussing some of their group weekend in Orlando with both Universal and WDW, with Jenn headed back soon and Dave revealing the new Funko in his home.

Then they go through a ton of Disney news, including the College Program returning, Dave's niece's new job, Disneyland reopening, the news on the upcoming Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser, and a look at the Disney Wish. 

Finally, a quick discussion on Rope Dropping at the parks -- what attractions are favorites, what snacks to grab, and how to get in and get out.  

Thursday, April 29, 2021

050. The One with Universal


In the 50th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave record on the road, this time from a location in central Florida to discuss all the happenings of their weekend.

Upon a Star Travel took a trip to Universal Studios, Universal Resorts, and then Walt Disney World, and to talk about it, they welcome in fellow agent (and friend!) Upon a Star Erin, with a featured appearance from new agent Cliff!

Discussions include the Universal resorts, Volcano Bay, both theme parks, the good and bad about Hagrid's Motorbike Adventure, favorite attractions, the dining plan, and much more. 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

049. The One with Planning Mistakes


In the 49th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave open up discussing the upcoming trip to Universal Studios Orlando that the agency -- Upon a Star Travel & Concierge -- is taking, including all the tasks to get done.

News covers Disney's new dress code... free resort night to Cast Members... the People Mover reopening... Lion King returning... and Disneyland now accepting reservations... 

Then, a discussion on mistakes people make when planning for their Disney vacations, including not getting park passes, overthinking their schedule, not having a schedule, chargers, buying stuff, and much more.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

048. The One Where We Sparkle With Sophie


On the 48th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave talk a little Disney mug and Disney Lego in the midst of a busy week, then hop on to the main conversation.

And that conversation is none other than YouTube star and long time (and furloughed) Disney Cruise Line Cast Member Sophie Allen... better known as Sparkle with Sophie!

Sophie chats about her Cruise Line auditions... characters that make her woozy... working on a theater that is constantly moving... beginning her wildly popular YouTube series... how the UK Pavilion in Epcot holds up to the real place... and so much more. 

You'll laugh quite a bit listening to TheMSEPod's first British accent and now new friend of the show!

On Instagram, find Sophie @SparklewithsophieX ... Dave @THEmagiconadollar and Jenn @Uponastarjenn, and find the show @TheMSEPodcast 

On Twitter, find Dave @magiconadollar and Jenn @uponastarjenn and the show @TheMSEPodcast 

And for all of our other contact info, including Sophie's, just visit!!! 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

047. The One with All the Magical News


In the 47th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave share a little Disney'ing with the busyness of travel planning, and then dive right in with SO.MUCH.DISNEY.NEWS... even starting it off with Universal news with the VelociCoaster opening dates.  

Then, Walt Disney World's adjusted mask policy with pictures... Food & Wine dropping a "taste"... and some Jungle Cruise changes...

Then over to Disneyland, with the pile of news dropped all at once -- opening dates, park hours, when tickets go on sale, a few of the attractions that will not be available, Disneyland guest qualifications and even more. 

And a preview of next week's amazing guest!!! 


Thursday, April 1, 2021

046. The One with the Disney Park Draft


In the 46th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave talk a little about Dave's recent trip, some next week's news, then stage the very first MSEPodcast Theme Park Draft. It's no fun with just the two hosts, so Chris, Catron, and Ryan from the IAmGeek podcast join the show to create parks of their own!

A little trivia determines who goes first, then everything and anything at WDW is fair game -- attractions, resorts, restaurants... and lightsaber shops? That too.

This is a hilarious hour as everyone grabs the good attractions, and even some bad attractions, and can Jenn get The Grand Floridian before anyone else does? Will d$ take any of the All Stars?  And will Ryan realize there is more than Star Wars at Walt Disney World? 

045. The One with Overlooked Epcot

In the 45th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave make it a short show this week for Spring Break. 

A quick conversation about allergy dining at Disney, then they take a close look at Epcot -- not just the big stuff like Soarin or Test Track, but the smaller things that tend to be overlooked -- things that are loved that some don't notice. 

Certain Epcot background music... the East Atlantic Current... visuals on the monorail... spending time in The Land... and so much more. 

Thursday, March 18, 2021

044. The One with Yeeha Bob


On the 44th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave jump right in with a Disney icon, a legend, the one and only Yeeha Bob Jackson.

Yeeha Bob shares his story of learning piano and music at an early age, playing at different venues and having different experiences, and then joining Disney to become a staple at Port Orleans Riverside.

Along the way, Yeeha Bob shares his versions of Disney classics, including sing-alongs and the songs he loves to sing, as well as the one it took the longest to learn.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

043. The One with The Black Cauldron (and other disney movies)


In the 43rd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave dive into some Disney news, starting with the shareholder's meeting... including big news on Ratatouille, Disneyland's reopening, and even the College Program. Plus Epcot info, the Polynesian refurb, Blizzard Beach, and even Halloween Horror Nights returning!

Then a discussion on the eras of Disney Animation, then reviews on several Disney films seen by the hosts -- "Atlantis: The Lost Empire"... "The Emperor's New Groove"... and "The Black Cauldron". Finally, Dave gives his review of the new film "Raya & The Last Dragon".  Plus Jenn's Princess Trivia and Dave's 63 minute movie rule. 

Thursday, March 4, 2021

042. The One with Cameron Matthews


On the 42nd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave show off WDW shirts and Birthday Magic Bands, then jump on some news -- Universal's Epic Universe, Disney's mask policy, A Touch of California Adventure, and more.

Then Cameron Matthews joins the show, and tells his Disney story of becoming a Cast Member, working Streetsmosphere in Hollywood, behind the scenes on American Idol Experience, some Hoop de Doo, tons of Disney stuff, helping Cast Members, and his new entertainment venture. 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

041. The One with the Park Music (Pt 2)


In the 41st episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave open the show with returning guests Matt Appleby & Susie Bryan, hosts of The ImagineEars podcast... the job is to finish their countdown of favorite park music.

A little Disney'ing with WDW trips and funko pops, and then they jump into their Top 10 -- with music from classics like Kitchen Kabaret and La Nouba to recent fun like Mickey's Runaway Railway and Happily Ever After. Plus background loops from Epcot, Tomorrowland, Adventureland, and much more.

One of the best episodes the show has ever done! 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

040. The One with Park Music (Part 1)


In the 40th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave talk a little about Jenn's upcoming trip, then Dave's new mission to see Disney movies he's missed.

Then, they take on the daunting task of ranking Disney Park Music. 

But this is something they cannot due alone... enter the ImagineEars, both Matt and Susie, as they join the show to also give their ultimate rankings of Park Music. 

In this episode, the Fantasmic Foursome gives their first ten on their lists of 20, from the obvious like Pirates, Splash Mountain, the Baroque Hoedown, and Wishes, to the rare, like Destiny, Listen to the Land, some Stitch and even some Heffalumps. And Woozles too.

Make sure to listen up next week for the 2nd part of this Magical Music Top 20!! 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

039. The One with the Disney Couples

In the 39th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave celebrate the show's first Valentine's Day by talking a little about their own V-Day events. 

Then a little Disney planning, and the answer to where "I'm going to Disneyland!" actually came from.  (hint -- it involves Jane Eisner, Phil Simms, a flight around the world, and the Plaza Inn)

Then some news bits, about Tom Sawyer Island and the Liberty Belle... the Epcot War Memorial... California Adventure's 20th anniversary... Rated R Marvel... possible CM returns to World Showcase... Volcano Bay opening, and much to Jenn's chagrin, Barney closing. 

Finally, both Jenn Jenn & Dave give their Top 10 Fave Disney Couples (though Dave may have more than 10...). From the standards (Flynn! Anna!) to the deep pulls (George! Ursula!) to the ones we aren't even sure are couples ("Okay, so maybe they aren't, but they should be" - Jenn) and even some volcanoes and some hats. And Troy Bolton and Gabrielle Montez. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

038. The One with the Great Movie Ride Skippers


In the 38th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave walk through the different parts of The Great Movie Ride (RIP), and then bring on Liz & Bill, former Cast Members who worked on GMR and Jungle Cruise, respectively. 

Liz & Bill share behind the scenes stories of both classic attractions, including trivia, hiding shoes, handprints on the wall, legendary skippers, and even the haunting of Pirates.

Then, sharing the great movie montage at the end of GMR! 


Thursday, January 28, 2021

037. The One with Us Missing Disneyland


In the 37th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave talks about the upcoming Jungle Cruise changes and the California restrictions lifting, which leads to the Disneyland talk.

With both Jenn & Dave having been to Disneyland several times each, they look forward to a future when the park will re-open, and all the things they would do as soon as they go back -- Mission Breakout (and its amazing queue), Main Street & Walt's Apartment, chili in a cone, Jenn's Bougee and Dave's corn dog obsession, and much more.

Plus a sweet Magical Moment with a little magic to help with some grief. 

Monday, January 25, 2021

036. The One with Rob Lott (aka Six Bits Slocum)


In the 36th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave talk to former Cast Member Rob Lott and his incredible Disney resume -- from Legend of the Lion King to working at Hoop de Doo Revue, with lots of talk and stories from Finding Nemo: The Musical, auditioning that led to Japan, more Finding Nemo, and catching Lion King crowds.

Plus, Rob's latest project, Blue Trumpet Creative, the Leading Creative, and a special guest in the last few minutes.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

035. The One with the Park Updates


In the 35th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave take an episode long look at some of the crazy things happening in Disney parks, plus an Universal too!

After a fun little Disney'ing, they kick off ten things you need to know -- the latest on losing both Sorceres of the Magic Kingdom and Extra Magic Hours... a discussion on Magical Express, and what the loss means... a Ratatouille attraction update... a look at the VelociCoaster... a Festival of the Arts primer... and more, including more Jenn Bougee'ness. 

Finally, a quick discussion on, despite all the perks slipping away, why staying on property is still the best option. 

And All Star Star Sports.