Thursday, December 29, 2022

Ep 136. The One with Candlelight Revisited


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Ep 130. The One with the VIP Tours


In the 130th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are keeping an eye on the storm as they come for another week of Magic.

First, Jenn is prepping for the upcoming group trip, while Dave gives a quick overview of his weekend trip to Orlando for The Thing Conference. Along the way, he gives his thoughts on the Disney Springs hotel he was in, including the fantastic 10 minute walk to Disney Springs. 

Plus, meeting listener Kylene and hearing some of her fantastic movie theories. 

Then, a quick look at the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, plus the few dates that have tickets remaining, the legacy of Alice Davis, the newest popcorn bucket and what Disney is doing to combat resellers, plus an update on Tropical Storm Nicole

(after we recorded, Disney announced the parks to close early on 11/9 and open late on 11/10)

Finally, Dave took his very first VIP Tour through Disney World last week, and with Jenn having done it previously, they give you the rundown on the VIP Experience. 

Part of the conversation includes the best time to start (and which event to end on), and deciding which parks to include. Plus, whether you should eat, a few myths busted for Dave, and just how big is that Guardians building.  

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Ep 129. The One with the Disney Christmas Preview


On the 129th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are ready for Christmas!  They talk about their Halloweekend and how they (didn't) party, a little about packing habits for both, and parks to hit when you only have a half day.

Then, a little news with Universal closing down the timely and modern day Fievel and Woody Woodpecker attractions... an update on Tiana's Bayou Adventure and likely Splash merch... early reviews on the returning Fantastic! are positive...

And the truth behind some of the more adult images allegedly in Disney animated classics -- @TomBancroft on TikTok spills the story of that dust up in Lion King.

Then a look ahead to the Christmas season at Disney World, starting with tempering expectations on going Christmas week -- the busiest, most expensive time of the year, but it can be an absolute blast!

A look at each park, including the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom, and the Jingle Jungle Cruise has already returned!

Over at Epcot, and the 2022 Festival of the Holidays, and why you need to do the Cookie Stroll... some of the decor at Animal Kingdom... and the Tower of Terror all dolled up with the screams coming in the distance.

Of course, Disney Springs has the Christmas Tree Stroll again, Blizzard Beach features Santa in his Hawaiian shirt, and the resorts get the holiday seasoning as well! And... do you Gingerbread House it or do you Chocolate Carousel it!?

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Ep 128. The One with Disney Villain Songs


After dreaming about what's Beyond Big Thunder last week with Quasi Producer Heather and d$, building a Villains park, and basically planning Magic Kingdom's future... Jenn returns from her jaunt to Mexico on this Halloween themed episode! 

She gives a quick rundown on the Mexican humidity (and the hair poofy) and Dave shares one of his upcoming Disney plans that he's super excited about.  

A little news kicks off, including Blizzard Beach reopening... Fantasmic! returning... Candlelight Processional's restaurants... and Elton John on Disney+, which leads to an entire side conversation about concerts, who they want to see and why neither do many concerts.

Then!  The Villain Songs!  Before the show, Dave reached out to several Friends of the Show to get their own Top Ten lists of Fave Disney Villain songs, and with almost two dozen submitted, one definitive Top Ten list was created!

Jenn & Dave share their own personal top ten Disney villain songs, then a look at many of the songs that didn't make the official Top Ten list. 

Finally, the list... starting at 10, they take it song by song, share a story or two, and take about some great behind the scenes -- including the two songs that have super serious backstories mirroring both history and real-life... the Villain songs not sung by the actual villains... the creepiest Disney Villain song out there... and Gaston sings Shakespeare... 

Make sure to check out and follow our contributors to this episode - check them out on Instagram and find their shows! 

Skywalking Thru Neverland @SkywalkingPod

The ImagineEars Podcast - @the_imagineears 

The IAmGeek Podcast - @IAmGeekShow

Rob Lott, Dapper Dan & Six Gun Slocomb - @BlueTrumpetCreative

Quasi-Producer Heather - @TheMoanaMom

And here are links to all the songs in our Top 10 -- don't click til you listen to the episode, so it doesn't ruin it for you! 

Disney Villain Song Number 10

Disney Villain Song Number 9

Disney Villain Song Number 8

Disney Villain Song Number 7

Disney Villain Song Number 6

Disney Villain Song Number 5

Disney Villain Song Number 4

Disney Villain Song Number 3

Disney Villain Song Number 2

Disney Villain Song Number 1


Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Ep 127. The One with the Disney Villains Park


In the 127th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave cannot start the show and it's Quasi Producer Heather, aka Upon a Star Heather, aka The Moana Mom, joining Dave, since Upon a Star Jenn is literally in Mexico (at a conference) as we record.

First up, a little Disney'ing by wearing vintage shirts and new Disney PJ pants, plus Heather remembers to book her own room for a trip upcoming.

Then, sorting through the news and rumors including a possible canceled pavilion (rumor) and a princess breakfast returning (fact), we also take a look at five still-closed attraction and experiences, and weigh in on whether they will return or not. 

And then, we harken back to D23 when Josh D'Amaro dared to dream and tell us, the rabid Disney fans, that maybe someday maybe, Disney will take a look at what "lies beyond Big Thunder Mountain" -- and then he mentioned the magic word... "Villains".

So tonight, we build our own Villains Land in Magic Kingdom with each giving their ideas of the Disney Big Bads who could lead their own rides, shows, restaurants and more.  From Henchmen dancing to a speeding carpet through the streets of Agrabah to a Fantasia ride... a scary Fantasia ride. 

Hope you enjoy our suggestions for how we'd build this land, and we'd love to hear your own!  

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Ep 126. The One with Mrs. Potts & the News


In the 126th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave start off by looking ahead to their group trip to WDW in December, then Dave laments his luck at resort on his first night.

The news is loaded today, with information about all the price increases across Genie+ (and Dave's and Jenn's ways to turn around the bad PR that haunts the Disney name)... plus Fantasmic on it's way back... a new Holiday Remix song at Guardians in Epcot... and Magic Band+ heading out to Disneyland

Plus, the 100 Year Disney celebration begins soon, and possible details on the new Potter attraction coming soon to Universal's Epic Universe.

Finally, a quick look at the career and incredible legacy of Dame Angela Lansbury, who we lost at the sweet age of 96.  Jenn & Dave discuss some of her movies, her roles, and why Mrs. Potts might not be the best of moms.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Ep 125. The One with Epcot's 40th


In the 125th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave have returned to their respective homes in their respective states after a crazy and chaotic group trip over the weekend, all to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their beloved Epcot's doors opening for the first time. 

The damage to Disney World vs Universal, and Peppa Pig has a park (or had?)... riding out the Hurricane... taking the group to Epcot's 40th... an overview of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, with new and improved bags... decisions you have to make at special parties... fine dining at Topolino Terrace at Riviera Resort... quick service breakfast... 

We take a look at Epcot's history, including what led up to building the park, and the opening day attractions and a number of those attractions added since. 

We also ask the question, "What makes you love Epcot so much?" and our first experiences at the park in our younger days... and we answer the question, "Is Epcot good for kids?"... 

Finally, we play a little "Stop Start Continue" with some ideas for Disney & Chapek on what Disney should STOP doing with Epcot (too much tech?) and what Disney should START doing with Epcot (more original stories) and what Disney should CONTINUE doing with Epcot.  SummerFest with Olaf anyone?

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Ep. 124: The One with Storm Chatter


In the 124th episode, Jenn & Dave are pushing through what they've dubbed "HURRICANE WEEK", and they talk through the insane travel week both have had.

From planning and re-planning and re-re-planning, not only their own travels, but taking care of clients and other families and all done under the umbrella of "we have no idea exactly how this is going to go". 

Plus, a walk through a stormwind blown memory lane, and the history of Disney closures when it comes to major hurricanes.

Then a bit of news and discussion, including Disney Cruise Line lifting shot requirements... the Candlelight Processional speaker lineup... and a closer look at the progress of Universal's Epic Universal and it's projected features -- and why the Harry Potter area has changed. 

Important note: While we talk in annoyance and humor about our struggles to make it to Disney World for a scheduled trip, we are both fully aware that so many people will lose power, homes, jobs, livelihoods, and maybe even lives as Hurricane Ian hits Florida. We have both prayed for all of it, and keep in mind everyone affected. 

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Ep 123. The One with Echo Lake


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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. 

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

Ep 115. The One with the MCU Updates


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"


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!


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


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


 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.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Ep 110. The One with Going Solo at Disney


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!! 


The Proposal mentioned by Rob:

A link for Voctive

La Nouba commercial mentioned by d$

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Ep 99. The One with Cold Rain & Warm Hugs


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.