Thursday, April 25, 2024

Ep 202. The One with the Travel Bucket List


In the 202nd episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn and Dave are celebrating National Bucket List Day! 

This leads to a discussion about the things, mostly travel related, that are on both their bucket lists... places they'd like to visit, cruises they'd like to take, ground they'd like to set their feet upon, and theme parks to fly to.

First though, Jenn is getting ready for a huge travel summer, while Dave is putting a Cap on his wall. Then, a little news -- Epcot's Food & Wine Festival dates have been released, and we speculate on why the festival time period is shorter... and if it has to do anything with the upcoming CommuniCore opening.. and of course, speculation of what we might see in there.

Then, Disney filed permits for work on the Imagination Pavilion, so we also make some wildly off base yet fully educated guesses as to what Disney might be doing next in this area. And, is Figment so popular that he still needs his own attraction? 

Hollywood Studios has a 35th anniversary coming up... Smellephant is brand new in Magic Kingdom... new experiences require pre-payment (and why Mace Windu's lightsaber is purple)... and Jenn's joy that her favorite restaurant just got one huge award. 

Then onto the Bucket List chat, which really just devolves into a travel discussion about places we want to go, but it's always entertaining. 

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Ep 201. The One with the Freedom of the Seas


In the 201st episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave have returned from their group trip aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise liner Freedom of the Seas!

First, Dave gets some new movies while Jenn preps for Tiana's Bayou Adventure, then they take a look at the upcoming Disneyland Forward - what it is, where it is, and what we might see coming soon.

Then, Dave first gives a rundown of Royal Caribbean, with the early ships to the most recent behemoth Icon of the Seas, then they recap their full weekend where the Freedom of the Seas cruised down to Perfect Day at CocoCay and then over to Nassau - first, d$'s madcap night arriving to the port, while Jenn discusses her previous experience on Royal ships. 

They review the ship itself - the pros and cons to the cabins, what there is to do, the extremely cool promenade, and the lacking quality of the food. 

Finally, Dave gives a quick review on his experience aboard the Brightline train from Miami to Orlando, in a great episode of new and returning experiences.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Ep 200. The One with the Attraction Bracket


In the 200th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave celebrate and high-fave making it almost four years and covering a milestone in the podcast.

To help commemorate the occasion, they welcome in the Quasi-Producer of the Show, The Moana Mom, aka Heather, and Past and Future Guest of the Show Derek Frank! 

Thanks to Derek's handiwork, the team of four look at an attraction bracket - 16 rides, shows and otherwise from each park, pitted one on one, and everybody has to pick the winners - just like March Madness, they keep going until the Best Attraction in Walt Disney World is finally declared... and we even get a little help from mostly third co-host Kyla.

Plus... the Tiffany vs Debbie debate finally hits the podcast.

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Ep 199. The One with Disney DAS Strategy


In the 199th episode of The Main Street Electrical Podcast, Jenn & Dave get back together again on the show, with Jenn getting ready to travel in a week or so, and Dave having just got back from his annual WDW Spring Break adventure!

Right off the top, they dive into more updates on Tiana's Bayou Adventure, then spend a little time on Universal's Epic Universe big release last week, the Isle of Berk. And Dave spends time explaining to Jenn what that exactly is. 

Finally, Dave shares some of his experience with the Disability Access Service (DAS) that his family used over the last week, and some strategy behind it - what do you do after you get it set up and now are looking for an attraction.