Thursday, July 27, 2023

Ep 165. The One with Disneyland Magic


In the 165th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave welcome two new Friends of the Show, Bluebird Emily and  Jessica, both travel planners with Upon a Star Travel and magical entrepreneurs.

First, Jenn is getting ready for her European Disney cruise, while Dave has started his Mickey Virtual 5K queue, Emily spent her afternoon at Old Key West, and of course, Jessica just returned from Disneyland.

In this longer episode, Jessica has visited Disneyland for the first time, and talks about seeing Sleeping Beauty Castle and the magic that she experiences, while Emily visits Disneyland for the 2nd time, returning to the castle. 

The conversation ranges from the attractions to the food to differences in Land and World, and a great explanation on the best airports to fly into LA.

Finally, Emily talks about her delivery and decor service, Bluebird Gifting Company, and Jessica talks about the upcoming Magical Mice Tours. 

Find Emily on IG at @uponastaremily and and Jessica on IG at @magicalmousemoments21and @magicalmicetours 

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Ep 164. The One with McNair & Curiosity


In the 164th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave continue their conversation with author/speaker/creative brain and former Disney Imagineer McNair Wilson!

In this second part of their long chat, McNair shares stories about Hoop de Doo Revue and the celebrities he met... a love of Rocky & Bullwinkle... more Eisner... more Marty S
klar... a friendship with Mel Brooks (and a crush on his wife... Mrs Robinson. Yep, that one.)

Plus, sharing the story of designing the original ideas for Hollywood Tower of Terror and how it came to be what you know today. 

And, McNair shares the title and details of his new book, and we all answer the question of why Curiosity is such an important thing. 

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Ep 163. The One with McNair & the Adventurers Club


In the 163rd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave welcome back the gent who was the show's first guest in May of 2020 (and his continued conversation in Ep 20) -- author, speaker, and former Disney Imagineer McNair Wilson.

McNair catches everyone up on his latest, diving in with some Marty Sklar stories and tales from Downtown Disney (in Orlando!) as well as being a creative, then tells the tales of the fabled Adventurers Club -- its creation, the heyday, and it's closing. 

Plus, McNair's thoughts on the Guardians and Tron rides at the parks, as well as Jenn and Dave both asking all the Disney questions.  And Dave's kid makes an appearance because of course he does. 

Part 2 of our chat with McNair, coming next week!

Find Bluebird Gifting Co HERE

Find McNair's Ted Talk HERE

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Ep 162. The One with Travel Hacks


In the 162nd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave finally pod together again, and welcome in first time, and of course future, guest and now Friend of the Show, Sarah Sharp, but you may know her on Instagram as Sarah Goes Bananas! 

We do a little chit-chat and catch up on how the trio connected, both on the Disney Wish, and at the Prince 1/2 Marathon, and then Sarah gives the background on the funny and memorable name Purple Banana Travel.

Then, Jenn, d$, and Sarah Goes Bananas share some tried and tested Travel Hacks -- some of their favorite tips regarding passports (watch that expiration date!) and flights (using medical pre-board with special needs) and car rentals (debit cards - bad!) and all-inclusives (tipping is key!) and even some Disney -- tips with the kids and without. 

Don't miss this great conversation from three travel professionals giving you all kinds of wisdom that you may not think about... even packing tips!