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.