Thursday, October 26, 2023

Ep 177. The One with the Princess Cruise


In the 177th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are talking Princess Cruises this time around!  And no, not Disney Princess Cruises on a Disney ship with Belle and Aurora... the actual Princess Cruises brand, and d$'s recent sailing to the Pacific Northwest aboard the Majestic Princess!

First, Jenn chats a little about packing for her upcoming WDW trip (which at the time of this episode's release, will be pretty much over...) and Dave talks about "Boo'ing" his neighbor kids... then, a deep dive into the Majestic Princess cruise!

Dave and his lovely wife Stephanie were able to swing taking a 7 night cruise leaving out of Vancouver, so he runs down their flight across the country, traveling to the port, and embarkation.

They give travel tips along the way (like, if you have the chance to just Uber... DO IT), as well as port tips and cruise tidbits.

Dave also gives a review of the ship and the experience itself, including what was awesome, like the staff, and what needs a little work (needing some more USB ports!), why Princess Plus is cool, using the medallion, getting on a Cruise game show, checking out the ports, and how will the internet work in the North Pacific??

Also... who is this cruise for? That ultimate question and much more answered in this great conversation! 

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Thursday, October 19, 2023

Ep 176. The One with the Love of Magic


In the 176th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are back together again, at least on the Zoom screen! 

After catching up a little on recent travels and future travels, Jenn gives her take on recent Disney news, like the Park Hopping 2pm rule ending (she's for it!) and Candlelight Processional's narrator lineup (she's for it!) and the newest promos and discounts coming up (she's for that too!)

Then, Jenn and Dave take a deep dive into the 9 minute Disney short film, "Once Upon a Studio" as they give their glowing review.  They walk through the short a little at time, giving Easter Eggs and things to see, as well as pointing out some of the more obscure characters you'll find through out.

Finally, in honor of Disney's 100th anniversary, they have a meaningful conversation on what "Disney" truly means to each of them -- from their first Disney memories to first Disney movies to the moments they knew they'd be Disney lifers.  And yes, both get a little emotional, so stick around for the dust in the room. 

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Ep 175. The One with the Park Hopping


In the 175th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave turns out to be No Jenn Just Dave today... as Jenn (and Friend of the Show #KylaKylaKyla) are returning from their trip in London & Paris -- at recording time, they were flying out, and at the time you listen, they'll be home, recovering from jetlag!

Dave takes the show solo today, first briefly touching on his Majestic Princess cruise from last week, then "hopping" on all the big news released this week, including the big news that Park Hopping rules of "Only after 2p" are going to be dropped on January 9th, adding to the other big events of that day, including Park Pass Reservations going away and Disney Dining Plan coming back.

He also gives a short list of things he wishes Disney would bring back (Express anyone?) and then runs through the list of the Candlelight Processional narrators revealed recently, and the dining package that goes with it.

Finally, in an off-the-cuff chat, a quick word of encouragement via a Walt quote, regarding all the craziness of the world today. 

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Ep 174. The One with Musical Geeks


In the 174th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave are in the midst of fall travels! In real life, Dave has just returned from Vancouver, while Jenn (and part time host #KylaKylaKyla) has just arrived in London, England for a 10 day adventure!

BUT... today's ep was recorded recently, and invites in Friends of the Show THE Derek Frank (Living with the Landspeeder) and the IAmGeek Guys - Ryan, Catron (also part of Living with the Landspeeder) and Chris, for a fun and lively discussion about one of our favorite things... DISNEY MUSIC.

This time, it's favorite musical sequences in ANY Disney film - and by "sequence", it's defined as a scene where a character is actively singing the song itself and/or participating in the song (not just a musical montage where action is happening as the song is playing).

The chat goes all over, from "Aladdin" favorites to "Beauty & The Beast" music to "Mary Poppins", which of course because Jenn is involved, and somehow, Dave is stalking Amy Adams and also Derek (or someone) nearly curses Dick Van Dyke -- LONG LIVE BERT!!

Make sure you follow everyone on the show for all the adventures and enjoy the show!