Thursday, September 22, 2022

Ep 123. The One with Echo Lake

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In the 123rd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave continue their long running series touring through Hollywood Studios. The show opens with a blast from the past, an early 90s commercial for Disney-MGM Studios, just to take you back a little, when Jenn rewatches Moana, while Dave wears a bowling shirt. Legit.

Then, they start walking around Echo Lake, including comparing both Prime Time and Hollywood & Vine both pre- and post-pandemic -- wondering why Miles and Catboy never made it to a character breakfast.

They talk through Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular, getting ice cream from Gertie's, grabbing lunch from Dockside, and then dive into a little history of the Hyperion Theater... what was there before Frozen? The American Idol Experience, of course. And before that? Find out!

Finally a fun throw back at all the parades that have taken shape over the years at Hollywood Studios!


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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Ep 122. The One with Adventures By Disney: Costa Rica

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In the 122nd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave finally get back to what they wanted to talk about last week... Costa Rica!

First, though, Jenn chats about all her December trip tickets, Dave talks about more shirts (and the couponing that come with it) then they dive into the D23 recap -- a lot of swings a


nd misses on predictions from last week's episode, but mostly because of non-announcements... including The Main Street Electrical Parade's last Disneyland appearance... but maybe not the last last appearance.

Among the highlights, we both give our opinions on the new ride coming to Avengers Campus in Disneyland... 

Then, a rundown of Jenn's trip to Costa Rica via Adventures By Disney, from how to start your trip, what to expect before you take off and after you land, and the numerous activities involved -- in this case, white water rafting, zip lining, Catamarans, walking through a cave, hanging on the beach, and meeting new people and making new friends. Plus, a chocolate waterfall?  Yes please. 

Also, a great discussion on why Disney is the best when it comes to touring the world, and its not "Mickey Mouse in Costa Rica" -- local tour guides, Disney's exclusive excursions and much more, and Jenn's half hour hanging in the Vatican. 


Thursday, September 8, 2022

Ep 121. The One with the D23 Predictions

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In the 121st episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are together again, as she has returned from her Adventures by Disney trip!  She's ready to spill the mountain roasted coffee beans on her trip... but we'll get to that.


First up, Jenn and her Sloth shirts, and d$ and his shirt selfies... then fires in Epcot... and more delays in Epcot... and a tiny-mini rant on why Disneyland gets all the cool stuff over Disney World... plus, the dwindling days remaining on Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party...

Then, a look at D23 happening this weekend in Anaheim, California -- and lots of predictions... including our thoughts on...

--Opening dates for Tron and Moana Journey of Water
--Disneyland changes and Avengers Campus Phase 2
--What about nighttime spectaculars?  
--What parks will get the most love and expansions?
--The danger of too much MCU content
--A possible Animal Kingdom glow up
--Why they need more Figment
--More surprise announcements and more thoughts on what may come

And... our very first 1-star review on iTunes (make sure you head to your fave podcast streaming app like iTunes and Spotify and do the five star review!)

Then, Jenn gives a quick look at her Costa Rica trip -- and because of time, we push the entire Adventures by Disney chatter to next week -- so make sure you tune in next week too!  

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Ep 120. The One with Special Needs in the Parks

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In the 120th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are split up this week, as Jenn is kayaking down the Pacuare River and ziplining with spider monkeys in the rainforest of Costa Rica.  So stepping in for hosting duties again is Quasi Producer and Third Host Heather, aka The Moana Mom!

Dave & Heather discuss the prospects of Tron's opening day (this fall? Next year??), and an update on Moana's Journey of Water attraction. Plus, Heather gives a rundown the pros and cons of Magic Band+, Dave gives the update on Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party selling out, and looking ahead to D23.

Then, with both Heather and Dave having special needs in their families, they discuss having special needs in the parks. Dealing with meltdowns, special dining, lining up party nights, taking breaks, using the DAS pass (and who shouldn't use it), strollers and wheelchairs, and sharing their own tips and ideas and experiences with both Autism/cognitive disabilities and physical limitations. 

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Ep 119. The One with the Disney Princesses

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In the 119th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave celebrate World Princess Week!  We aren't sure if its a Disney thing or it's an actual thing thing, but either way, we are turning our attention to the Disney characters that wear the crowns, have the castles, fire the arrows, swing the swords, cook the beignets, read the books, screech into the well, befriend the critters, and more.

The show kicks off with more Costa Rica prep from Jenn, as she is headed out soon, while d$ gets to help create a magical moment for a fellow Upon a Star Agent... plus get more shirts and more LEGOs. Because he needs that.

Then, a look at the the demise of H20 toiletries, and then a look at the tweaks made to Park Pass Reservations.

Finally, the Disney Princesses take centerstage... Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Rapunzel, Tiana, Moana, Merida, Pocahontas, Mulan, and the newest Princess-elect, Raya... we chat about the history of "The Disney Princess" label, the characters that were princesses before (and were replaced), and each one added.

Then, we just list our fave Disney Princess movies... songs... attractions based around them... who has the best sidekicks... who has the best Prince... and characters that could be -- and maybe should be -- an official Disney princess.

And our thoughts on whether Leia should be an official Disney Princess.... 


Thursday, August 18, 2022

Ep 118. The One with the Coasters

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In the 118th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave revisit one of the first episodes of the cast... the one with roller coasters. 

First up, some chatter about Jenn's upcoming trip to Costa Rica, and Dave's obsession with more Disney Lego... and Jenn gives an update on the house, plus a Bougie Closet Preview

The news topics include the Boardwalk Deli opening... what the new Electrical Parade Magic Band+ might mean for upcoming parades (including a prediction from Dave)... Disneyland Magic Key (annual pass) renewals... Epcot Tours coming back... and a random sidebar about The Weeknd's Blinding Lights and face surgery mask. 

And finally, a look at Episode 15 of the podcast, when Jenn & Dave gave their top 10 roller coasters, before they were able to ride Hagrid's Motorbike Adventure, and before VelociCoaster or Guardians even opened.  They give their revised Top Tens, each with 3 that dropped out of the initial list, the three new coasters added in, and others moving up and down the charts. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Ep 117. The One with the Disney Wish

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In the 117th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave review the incredibly magical experience of Disney's newest ship, The Wish!  However... while Jenn just got off the ship a few weeks ago, Dave hasn't been on a Disney cruise since 2004. 

Thus, bring in Quasi Producer Heather, aka The Moana Mom, who also disembarked The Disney Wish a mere week ago.  After briefly chatting about upcoming stays and resort roulette, plus a Heather mini-rant about clickbait websites, Dave opens up the discussion between Jenn and Heather all about the ship.

Starting out with boarding day, the muster drill, when to check in, where to stay the day before, and getting signed up for all the fun stuff, the conversation shifts to restaurant experiences like Marvel and Frozen, the pool areas, the cabins, and Heather talks about what it's like for families, while Jenn speaks about adult vacations on the ship.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Ep 116. The One with Coronado Springs

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In the 116th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave come to the show with a large handful of news topics, a salute to a recently lost legend, and a good look at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. 

Jenn talks a little about her travel planning -- Costa Rica coming soon! -- and Dave recounts his day spent in Nashville, not only for Universal training, but also at The Grand Ole Opry and the overpriced (but worth it) tour.

Then, the news topics are large in number - Give Kids the World is full back... Genie+ (non)changes... Blizzard Beach's continued closure... Disneyland's Christmas plans... the upcoming D23 and possible new ships... an invite we are expecting from Josh D'Amaro... Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Dessert Party...

Plus a Jenn Builds a Home update!

And then a look at the moderate resort Coronado Resort -- an overview of the resort itself, the size, the pros, the cons, the places to eat, the theming, and much more... 

Finally, a salute to Pat Carroll, the Disney Icon who passed this week. 

Check out our YouTube page!

The Inside the Magic page where you'll find the Pat Carroll clip we discussed

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Ep 115. The One with the MCU Updates

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In the 115th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave have a stack of random things to discuss, starting with Jenn's forthcoming adventure into Central America, via Adventures by Disney -- and a quick refresher on what AbD is.


Then Dave's getting ready for his own upcoming trips, plus an update on Moana's Journey of Water attraction... Magic Band+ being launched... and some tips on how to handle airline travel issues. 

Finally, returning to the show, the Main Street Electrical Podcast Nerdtainment extraordinaire, Michael Nipp, co-host (along with d$!) of The Deucecast Movie Show to discuss Marvel's Cinematic Universe (MCU) presentation at the recent San Diego Comic Con.  What Phase are we in, and what's coming? Which Avengers are returning? Who is the new Black Panther? And who in the world is Echo? And Thunderbolts? And is there a vampire coming?  And... the Fantastic Four is coming. 

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Ep 114. The One with Disney World's "Mount Rushmore"

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In the 114th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are back together again, with Jenn home from the Wish finally!  Jenn shares a little of her Disney fashion, while Dave laments the loss of the CD Culture while getting an Epcot soundtrack. 

A little bit of news involves another sign removal... finding a lost car... All Star Magic Bands... plus, magic bands vs Key to the Worlds Cards vs Mobile Magic. 

Finally, inspired by a random tweet, the duo takes a look at each part and attempts to create a "Mount Rushmore" for both attractions and park icons -- everything from the obvious (Cinderella's Castle! Tree of Life!) to the not so obvious (where would you put the Jammin' Jungle Parade?) to the hard decisions... does Spaceship Earth go on the Attraction Mount Rushmore? or the Icon Mount Rushmore? 

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Ep 113. The One with Strange, Thor, and Even More!

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In the 113th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are in different places -- while Dave records a podcast, Jenn is aboard the pre-inaugural sailing of the Disney Wish! 


While she checks in quickly at the very top of the show, its Quasi-Producer Heather who steps in for the co-hosting duties! First up, a look at some news (no Jingle Bell Jingle BAM!) and rumor (the Disneyland PeopleMover??) and some memories, like the terrible RocketRods and wondering where the Osborne Lights could fit into Hollywood (or could it?). 

Then, a great movie discussion on recent Disney and Marvel films, including Chip n Dale's Rescue Rangers and all of their Easter Eggs... Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, including a detour with Spider-Man No Way Home... and a spoiler free (then spoiler filled) talk about Thor: Love & Thunder -- don't worry, you get a heads up on the spoilers! 

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Ep 112. The One with Toy Story Land

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In the 112th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave say "Happy 4th Birthday to Andy's Backyard" aka, "Toy Story Land" in Hollywood Studios!  Opened on June 30, 2018, it's a worthy addition to the classics in Hollywood! 


First, Jenn is getting ready for her sailing on the Wish, while Dave is eyeing a ghostly new Lego set, and then they chat about the latest news -- Splash Mountain's refurb gets a new name... Disney cancels, then uncancels a train... the Eat to the Beat lineup, and lamenting the lack of star power for Epcot's 40th... trying to figure out who Stokely is... why Jenn hates Hanson... and the Boutique returns! 

Plus, remembering The Backlot Tour, before doing a talk-through walkthrough of Toy Story Land, including taking a look at theming, Toy Story Mania, forgetting the game order, the old Pixar Place, Alien Swirling Saucers, Slinky Dog, and even a look at Toy Story Land in other parks around the world. 

And at the end, some breaking news that came in while recording -- Pooh, Tigger, Lilo, Stitch and more return to dining as three character meals are returning! 

Some big thanks to those who's contributions to the show have lasted 112 episodes, including Brady Novotny (theme music)... Johnathan Iverson, the Last Ringmaster (the opening voice)... Tim Dumais (news jingle and the old podcast themes)... Katrina Stone (the ending voice)... and Scott Cuzzo (the podcast logo)


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Ep 111. The One with Disneyland thru Neverland

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 In the 111th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave welcome back to the show the amazing Sarah & Rich Woloski, from Skywalking thru Neverland -- their first time back since Ep 14 way back in August of 2020!


Jenn and Dave first talk a little about the park hopping rumors, then a CEO contract extension, and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - and Dave's love of Hawaiian shirts. 

Rich and Sarah then join the show, and chat about their new book - Star Wars History Volume I - and then a Disneyland Draft of sorts, with each picking... or "drafting"... five things they love about Disneyland right now. Characters, attractions, water shows, resorts and much more.

Get Richard's Book!!! 

Click here for the website purchase (which is more helpful than Amazon) 

But... if you insist... here's the link to purchase from Amazon





Thursday, June 23, 2022

Ep 110. The One with Going Solo at Disney

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In the 110th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are ready to tell you why you need to take a trip all by your lonesome to Disney World!


First, Jenn is getting ready for another trip, while d$ has signed up for a runDisney event... the Disney Wish has a home, leading to a random Bob Seger tangent... are robots coming to Disney soon?... and the return Chip n Dale at Fort Wilderness, Donald at Animal Kingdom, Minnie rejoining Mickey, Maribel making her MK debut and so many more familiar faces returning! 

Then, d$ gives his take on Pixar's "Lightyear", the good, the bad, the marketing mistake, and of course, the controversy. 

Finally, Jenn and Dave walk through all the great advantages of doing a solo trip to the parks -- moving at your own pace, making your own decisions about food and resorts, staying safe, -- and even some of the cons, like not having a good way to save your spot during the fireworks! 

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Ep 109. The One with The Contemporary

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In the 109th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are finally past all the medical emergencies and the travel and everything else, and can now sit down and do a normal (what is normal?) episode like usual!

First, Dave has a new Hawaiian shirt, and blames Jenn for the number of Dooney purses in the home now. Next, the news brings lots of returns, like Victoria & Alberts, Minnie Vans, and Star Wars characters, the Tron lights come on, the Nemo show is back, and a new Escape Room is coming to CityWalk! 

Then a quick recap of the week that was, both in Universal and in Epcot, for the Upon a Star Team -- plus the tale of Dave's wife and her purse challenge. 

Finally, a great discussion about Disney's Contemporary Resort, one of the 2 original resorts on Walt Disney World property!  The discussion goes over the history of the resort, the garden wings and losing one of them, the art and lobby inspired by Mary Blair (and who is Mary Blair? find out on the show) and much more

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Ep 108. The One with Our Universal Faves

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In the 108th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave get to record from the same room again!  They've shared a mic twice in Cancun, and now for the second time, Universal Studios! 

After spending a day with the Upon a Star Team in both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, and finishing the day in CityWalk, the duo give a quick overview of the day and some of the things they enjoy the most enjoy about the other park that isn't Disney World. 

And as a bonus, fan fave #kylaKylaKYLA returns to the show as well as a few other voices to share some of their faves and takes on VelociCoaster, doughnuts, Universal restaurants, a look at Endless Summer resorts, the perks of a premium resort, and even Brenden Fraser... yes, that one! 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Ep 107. The One with the Chick Chat

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In the 107th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave... well, Jenn... and... Quasi Producer Heather... because Dave is out of action for the week (more on that next week!) 

Quasi Producer Heather steps in to co-host this week with Jenn, as they just free flow the conversation, talking a little on everything from the Upon a Star team's upcoming trip to Universal to Jenn's new LoungeFly to Heather's new ears to the most recent trips to WDW and of course, Guardians -- more specifically, how did that Virtual Queue and Individual Lightning Lane work out?

 

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Ep 106. The One with Jenn's Birthday Trip

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In the 106th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave make it short and sweet this week... as it's JENN'S BIRTHDAY (or it was, anyway, a few days ago...)

And literally, an hour or so after we turned the mics off, she boarded a plane headed to The Most Magical Place on Earth (see Mr. Chapek, WE know what its called) -- so before she goes, she and d$ have a random, fun chat... 

A quick review of Chip n Dale's Rescue Rangers... a preview of Jenn's trip... choosing Narcoosees or Citricos... why monorail resorts rule... why The Contemporary is even a little better... a rundown of Epcot's Eat to the Beat lineup at this fall's Food & Wine Festival... plus Campbell, aka Pocket Change, makes an appearance briefly as family life creeps in.

A quick show but still a fun 30 minutes of chuckles and Magic! 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Ep 105. The One with The Muppets

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In the 105th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave have what turns out to be a long conversation about one of their favorite entertainment troops -- The Muppets! 

First, the breaking news of 2023 packages... Genie+ changes and why it might be a good thing... and the official ways you can experience Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind.

Then, on the week anniversary of Muppet*Vision 3D (1991)and Jim Henson's death (1990), Dave goes over the relationship between Disney and The Henson Co, including all the things that almost were, but were canceled (Gonzo's restaurant! The Muppet ride! Disneyland becoming Muppetland??), and then Jenn and Dave talk about their childhood and how the Muppets played into their growing up.

Along the way, they have discussions on Fraggle Rock, Muppet Babies, and all 8 of the Muppet theatrical films, with a ranking of their top 6. 

If you are a fan of the Muppets, you will want to hear this one - especially with some familiar music played here and there, you may sing along too. 


Thursday, May 12, 2022

Ep 104. The One with Jenn and the Cosmic Rewind

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In the 104th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave welcome in Quasi Producer Heather for a full episode review of the brand new Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind! 

Both Heather and Jenn have recently returned from their trips (that overlapped by 20 minutes), and the trio have a great first chat about changing artists at Garden Rocks in Epcot... a revised KiteTails KiteFails... what happens to your coins in the wishing wells and how they  can help... and a change in Disney policy that stops the half shirt cons! 

Then, Jenn & Heather take us all on a walk through the entire ride, from the outside zig zag queue to the main rooms and Galaxarium and projections and a look back to the original renderings of the ride.

And finally, we answer the question... does this ride belong in Epcot? 

Also, check out the auction we referred to!  

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Ep 103. The One with Dave in Disneyland

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In the 103rd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are in the middle of two trips -- with Dave just getting back from Disneyland and Jenn headed to Disney World! 


They talk all about the newly announced return of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party... the MagicBand+ release... ideas on combating merch pirates... and to celebrate May the 4th Be With You, they do a quick chat on their fave Star Wars films...

Then, Dave runs through the highlights of Disneyland, including World of Color, The Main Street Electrical Parade, Web Slingers, Avengers Campus, food at Pym's Kitchen, that pickle dog, and the rides that go over way more smoothly than their WDW counterparts.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Ep 102. The One with Bougie and Budget

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In the 102nd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave finally talk about some of their personal defining Disney traits... being bougie and being budget.


First, a quick look at Tron coming together, the train not working yet, and both Jenn's upcoming trip to ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and Dave's upcoming trip to Disneyland in Anaheim.

Then, Jenn gives her favorite bougie picks in resorts, park experiences, resorts and more, while Dave reveals his favorites in the less expensive (note, not "cheap" but "budget") category.

Great conversation all about where your money can and should go to make your vacation amazing! 

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Ep 101. The One with Character Hugs

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In the 101st episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave starts a new century of podcasts by welcoming back characters and the hugs that go with them!


First up, both Jenn and Dave have been busy booking trips... for themselves, while news covers mask mandates lifting, the new Salt n Straw opening, the Epcot Starbucks closing, a playlist for space, new treehouse theming, and finally, character meet n greets that have returned.

Then, in a full discussion, Jenn n Dave cover their very favorite character experiences... tips for meeting your favorite Disney friends... where to find them... the "magical whales" -- as in, the ones they want to see the most... and a whole lot more character chats. 

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Ep 100. The One with the Disney Jams

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In the 100th Episode (!) of The Main Street Electrical Podcast... we did it! Jenn & Dave have reached triple digits, after beginning in May of 2020, each week another dose of magic, and here we are!

After doing their fave Disney love songs over Valentine's Day, now, it's time for the Disney Jams -- the ones you know by heart, the ones can't help but sing, maybe dance to, definitely nod that head and snap those fingers for... and to do so, two very special guest -- Susie Bryan from The ImagineEars Podcast and Rob Lott, Disney Cast Member, Dapper Dan, Hoop de Doo veteran and so much more! 

After some great conversation about everything from Dave not liking Ferris Bueller to Rob's brilliant take on Disney World vs Disneyland to podcasts we are all a part of, we get to the Top Ten Disney Jams... bangers from A Goofy Movie... Aladdin... Jungle Book... the Swiss Family Treehouse... Disney 90s Afternoons... park loop music... Hercules... Elsa in the movies, the parks, and on stage... 

All Disney fans will love this episode and all of it's music! 

And thank you so, so much for being a part of the Main Street Family!! 

LINKS

The Proposal mentioned by Rob:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmGa8fW-lKk

A link for Voctive
https://voctave.net/

La Nouba commercial mentioned by d$
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahpFeFWnbc4


Thursday, April 7, 2022

Ep 99. The One with Cold Rain & Warm Hugs

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In the 99th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave share a great conversation first about the torrential rainstorm last weekend and upcoming openings and re-opening -- including the uncomfortably named Moist Kingdom. 

First, Dave shares a few stories from the trip he just returned from, including thoughts on Port Orleans refurbishment, traveling with autism, some great snackage, and the tale of the broken stroller in the Hollywood Studios monsoon.

Then, a quick look at the upcoming events at The World, like Guardians getting an opening date... Hoop de Doo Revue getting a re-opening date... All Star Sports now opening again... and character hugs finally returning!! 

Plus... Coach purses cost a lot of money... more dining plan predictions... Mickey teasing Dave with Annual Passes... characters at Artist Point... 


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Ep 098. The One with Hollywood & Sunset

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In the 98th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave open with Disney sweatshirts and Disney packing, lies to children, and excitement for Dave's trip. 


The news looks at Railroad testing... MinnieVans returning... BBB now casting... Epcot getting it's people back... medals for the summer virtual runs... and Typhoon Lagoon's H2Glow event.

Then, the two do a virtual stroll down Hollywood Studios Hollywood Boulevard, taking a right onto Sunset, to take a look at the shops, the landmarks, the attractions and more.  

Starting with the legendary Crossroads of the World (and its inspiration), then discussing Fuel Rods, McQueen's Racing Academy, the convenience of single riders, and shopping along the way, it's a great look at the front of an incredible theme park. 

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Ep 097. The One with Tickets, Passes, & Hoppers

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In the 97th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave welcome back to the show their very own Quasi Producer Heather, as they tackle what has become a tricky trio of topics.. Park Tickets... Park Hoppers... and Park Pass Reservations.

First up, a list of quick hit news topics, including masks on Skyliners... the Aloha show says Aloha... Vic & Al's coming back... new DVC resorts... Tumble Monkey's tumble again... another Guardians update... and Universal sensory rooms and park pass polling. 

Then, some good chatter about the ins and outs of buying tickets at Disney World in this post-Covid era, along with getting your park pass reservations, and when to use park hoppers - and do you even need park hoppers?  Plus, opinions on pros and cons of the way it's being done, including Heather's defense of Park Pass Reservations. 

A fun discussion, hopefully informative to you who may be confused -- and a refresher to the experts! 

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Ep 096. The One with The Disney Underground

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In the 96th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave decided it was finally time to bring a guest to the show, so naturally, they chose someone awesome -- like Gene FitzMagic from the FPE Network on YouTube, with The Disney Underground Podcast, the Magical Lifestyle, live shows and so much more all online. 

After the initial How'd You Disney chat, they talk about the Festival of Fantasy... Genie+ evolution... Jenn's new (Grand) Flow... Tron testing... and whether people actually knew the Epcot Experience existed, much less closed.

And then, Five Magical Questions with FitzMagic, including building your best Disney meal... taking the greatest Disney stroll... Muppets on a ride... swapping with Universal... and experience an attraction with Walt.  

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Ep 095. The One with the Galactic Starcruiser

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In the 95th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave use the force to bring you a recap of the most amazing resort Disney has ever created -- The Galactic Starcruiser.


First, d$ talks a little about his upcoming Sunshine Flyer trip, followed by some quick news bites -- including possible meet n greets, crowd capacity changing in the parks, new fireworks times, parades starting again, and the Garden Graze.

Then, Jenn goes in depth on her stay on the Halcyon -- taking you through the boarding, the staterooms, the details, the cafeteria, and so much more, all in a spoiler free review of the resort ship. 

Don't forget to stick around after the show, when Jenn & Dave dive into spoilers on the experience, including incredible reveals and events only seen to those on the ship! 

Also, check out friend of the show Ryan & his custom made Kyber Crystals

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Ep 94. The One with More Disney Did-You-Knows

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In the 94th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave dust off something they haven't done since August of 2020... the "Did You Know".  Each come to the show with 2 random Disney stories -- history, pop culture, whatever -- to tell.

First, Jenn is getting ready for the Galactic Star Cruiser, while Dave is ready for Epcot in the fall. Some random chatter about the possible dining plan and other rumors, which parks to pick on a short trip, and more.

Then, some Disney stories you may not know... Did you know about the Splash Mountain animatronics that had previous homes?  Did you know there was a kid version of Autopia in Disneyland with a very un-PC name?  Did you know the history of Disney Springs? And finally, did you know the story of legendary broadcaster Al Michaels and how he was traded for a cartoon rabbit?

Hope you can learn some little known Disney history! 

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Ep 093. The One with the Disney Drinks

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In the 93rd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave get their drink on... their non-alcoholic, family friend drink, that is!

First, Dave finally gets his Stacey shirt, while Jenn gives a primer on their upcoming Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser trip. Then they cover some of the latest news, including the new Guardians rumor... runDisney dates... Flower & Garden Festival info... and returning Disneyland entertainment. 

And then, a look at favorite non-loaded drinks in each park... slushes, juices, what's refreshing, what sits heavy... plus how Jenn does not do bougee corn dogs, and Dave drinks milk in odd situations. 

Make sure to follow Jenn @UponastarJenn on IG and FB for all the Star Wars pics and videos! 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Ep 092. The One with Happy Places in Disney

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In the 92nd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave talk happy things - that being happy spots in Disney World. 

First, a slew of news stories, including Grand Flo's refurb, plus what makes a good bathroom... Splash Mountain's refurb, and Dave's prediction for the big change... Popcorn Buckets, Park Passes, 2023 Packages, and Disneyland news.  Plus, the new Storyliving idea, how to give Cast Compliments, and animated film Oscars. And yes, MASKS B Gone. 

Then, Jenn & Dave look at each park, giving their favorite spots that just make them happy to be at WDW, those spots that give you the "I'm home" feelz. 

And, a reminder that Galactic Starcruiser doesn't actually go into space. 

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Ep 91. The One with Disney Love Songs

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In the 91st episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave theme the episode around Valentine's Day, notably the Disney music that shares the love.

First up, Dave & Jenn discuss how they met, then how Jenn met Brady and how Dave met Steph, plus a little WDW Railroad news, and some strange sand in Animal Kingdom.

Then, they share their picks for their Top Ten Best Disney Love Songs... from classics like Sleeping Beauty and Lady & the Tramp to the Renaissance era Little Mermaid and Lion King to modern day classics like Rapunzel. Plus a few controversial pics, a little "tick tick Boom" talk, some Bryan Adams, Phil Collins, Dave's fair assessment on why that "Three Musketeers" song is awful and more HSM3 than you'll need in your day. 


Thursday, February 3, 2022

Ep 090. The One with Guests Behaving Badly

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In the 90th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave get cathartic as they talk about all the bad behavior that guests have given at the Disney Parks.

First, Jenn has some jewelry, and Dave has some Caribbean Beach news... plus, d$'s wife and her bougiee tendencies.  Then a little news with the purple signs... new transfer options at MCO... and the entertainment coming back to the parks

Then, a look at annoying actions (stopping in the middle of the sidewalk, flash photography in dark rides, etc) and bad actions (skipping lines, mask arguments) and then extreme behavior, like endangering Cast Members, climbing out of ride vehicles, and more.

They both a share a few stories of witnessing bad times, including the infamous balloon at the 50th, and how d$ was sniped at in Bug's Life, plus what to do when you see the bad behavior happening.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Ep 089. The One with Cold Disney

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In the 89th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave shiver because Disney, it's cold outside.

First, they chat about the latest in Disney news, including Lightning Lane character meets... Toy Story Land's new additions... Pixar Day at sea... Guardians ride getting a facade... Mickey strollers... and honoring Dave Smith.

Then, some tips on what to do when it's winter at Disney World, and you are expecting 60 degrees and its only 40 degrees, or even worse. 

How to layer up, where to go get clothes off property, finding warm spots in the parks, and why the Safaris are a bad idea.

Plus, a little Hidden Mickey chat... and the coldest Jenn & Dave have been in the parks.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Ep 088. The One with the Dark Rides

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In the 88th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave answer the age old question... "What is a Dark Ride?"  But first, a chat about Star Wars and a review of The Book of Boba Fett, with some popcorn bucket news, some Points of Light Rainbow news, tossing some shade in Toy Story Land, and Kevin is back!  

Plus Universal's Mardi Gras concert lineup, including a little "One Week" courtesy of Jenn.

Then, a list of Dark Rides, both traditional and thrilling, but first, what is a dark ride? What qualifies, or disqualifies, and why it's not just "oh, its a ride... in the dark... so..."

Great chats about Indy in Disneyland... Tower of Terror... Pirates and Haunted Mansion in both World and Land... and much more. 

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Ep 087. The One with the DAS Pass

QUICK NOTE: While the procedure for the use of DAS Pass is discussed in the episode, please know that you know your situation, and you must make your own determination as to whether you (or whoever) should ask for the pass. This is strictly a conversation about the rules, but we understand every situation is different. Thanks - J&D 

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In the 87th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave dive right in with news, including the MEARS takeover, the Sunshine Flyer, Grand Flo spa, a rundown of the Garden Rocks Series, and a look at Bob Chapek's "Three Pillars" press release.

Then, Jenn & Dave take a deep dive into the Disney Disability Access Service pass -- who qualifies, when to set it up, how to use it, and Dave's own experiences with his family. Plus, using it with Genie+, and a warning to cheaters.

Also... misheard lyrics to Berlin songs. Yes, that. 

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Ep 086. The One with the 2021 Recap

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In the 86the episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are ready to look ahead to Disney and Travel in 2022... but first, one more look back at the last 12 months.  

And to help review the year that was 2021, fan favorite Quasi Producer Heather and show contributor Rock Star Agent Kyla joins the show!

From the Tragical Express news to attraction reopenings to the end of fireworks and beginning of fireworks and missing nighttime parades and thoughts on the 50th and Heather meeting Josh and what Kyla would do in a stalled Skyliner to Dave's idea for a new character meal and so much more. It's a great conversation between four Disney loving friends.

Plus, Jenn finally shares her story on meeting, and being called out, by Josh D'Amaro! 

The video we discussed on the show CLICK HERE