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?