Thursday, April 27, 2023

Ep 152. The One with the Worst Rides


In the 152nd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are all over the place! 

Jenn first reports on the status of her other podcast, "Divas Dish Diz", then the continued unpacking of the new home, while Dave finally got his Annual Pass, but also signed up for the Virtual 5K series this summer.

And Jenn's haunted home, plus the dangers of credit cards over social media.

The news kicks off with Fantasmic burning down... Edna Mode returning to Hollywood Studios... the Star Wars Starcruiser discounts to be had... the emergence of PickleBall at the parks... Animal Kingdom's time capsule

They randomly take a sidebar to the tech and style of the 90s, where not to meet people in the parks, and some great ideas for character nights and meeting places at Animal Kingdom and Hollywood's Pixar Place. 

And the sad fate of Dave's Mr. T action figure. 

Finally, Dave and Jenn both give their takes on the "Worst" attractions, or at least attractions that land in the Bottom 5 in their rankings. 

From Jenn finding some attractions useless to Dave declaring some rides are taking up valuable space for good attractions... and why he'd never go see "Are You There God It's Me Margaret", and the worst queue in the parks.  

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Ep 151. The One with the Ride ReThemes


In the 151st episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave decide its high time to take some classic rides and put a new spin on them at Walt Disney World.  And to help, some expert ride-rethemers themselves, Vlogger and Influencer Derek Frank and IAMGeek co-host Ryan Street are back on the show.

Ryan and Derek talk about their new podcast, Living with the Landspeer, and turning WDW attractions into Star Wars attractions. Then, using that same theme but reversing, everyone randomly chooses a new theme and a new ride to retheme.

The results? Hilarious and ingenious new attractions, with Jungle Cruise getting some Hades action... princess ideas for a roller coaster... putting Kuzco in Splash... and an incredible Mr. Toad idea.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Ep 150. The One with Star Wars Celebration


In the 150th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave lament that they could not travel to London, England, over the weekend to check out the biggest Star Wars convention in the world - Star Wars Celebration!

And unfortunately, the guest on the show also didn't make it there either, but Mikey Nipp (The Deucecast Movie Show) is still one of the smartest Star Wars minds around -- and he's joining the show to talk about all the current and upcoming Star Wars magic we can expect, from TV shows to movies to announcements.

From Mando to Asohka to Baby Yoda vs Grogu to Acolytes and everything in between, we give you the preview. 

In the news department, Disneyland's Splash Mountain finally has a closure date... Walt Disney World will be selling Annual Passes once again... Epcot's Garden Grill will reopen for breakfast... and Rogers: The Musical has an opening date at California Adventure! 

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Ep 149. The One with the End of the 50th


In the 149th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave invite Quasi-Producer Heather, aka The Moana Mom, to join the show and take a look back and the 18 month long Disney event that has dominated their park vacations -- the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration.

As the 50th Celebration comes to a close, the trio discuss all of the major topics and events that happened along the way -- the Golden Statues... the 50th Merch... Epcot's Beacons of Light... Harmonious/Enchantment/KiteFails... Tron and Guardians... Magic Band + and the many issues with Genie+... plus so much more to discuss. 

Plus, an update on Jenn, who is finally moved into her new home, and Heather, who is even more moved in... and of course, d$ has new Legos. 

Also, check out the 50th Recap in Episode 73, recorded right after the actual 50th Anniversary trip.