Co-Hosting: Ken, Lori and Nick
On this episode the crew catch up on all the news from the past few weeks. Star Wars, Dining Plan changes and an interesting new way to get extra Fastpasses all come up. After the news they discuss what they would like to see happen to World Showcase if a nation ever got kicked out.
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00:00:45 – Star Wars themed pressed pennies appear at Disneyland (http://thedisneyblog.com/2016/06/27/disneyland-adds-star-wars-elongated-coins/?platform=hootsuite)
00:05:50 – TIP- Nick says that Guest Services can help direct you to the pressed penny machines. Also search online for maps
00:06:40 – Disneyland may end regular fireworks at the park (https://www.yahoo.com/style/hold-disneyland-doing-away-fireworks-225714630.html)
00:14:00- Indiana Jones 5 is coming and it’ll feature Harrison Ford (http://www.chipandco.com/indy-reboot-come-indiana-jones-5-242971/)
00:19:29- “Because nothing says Disney like a group of Nazis” – Ken
00:18:20- TIP - “If you’re doing Fastpasses for Hollywood Studios [Indiana Jones] is not the place spend them” – Lori
00:19:30- Refillable popcorn buckets coming to WDW (http://www.orlandothemeparkupdates.com/2016/refillable-popcorn-buckets-coming-to-walt-disney-world/)
00:21:37- Could The Muppets be moving in at Liberty Square? (http://wdwnt.com/blog/2016/06/breaking-the-muppets-are-coming-to-liberty-square-at-the-magic-kingdom-in-new-attraction/)
00:27:25- Epcot’s Mexico is opening earlier due to Frozen demand (http://www.orlandothemeparkupdates.com/2016/gran-fiesta-tour-starring-the-three-caballeros-at-epcots-mexico-pavilion-to-open-earlier/)
00:29:32- Fastpass for Pirates of the Caribbean being awarded during interactive pirates adventure game (http://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/fastpass-for-pirates-of-the-caribbean-being-awarded-during-interactive-pirates-adventure-game/)
00:35:28- Dining Plan updates (http://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/details-on-2017-disney-dining-plans/)
00:37:16- Lori recommends using Dining Plan snack credits on Food & Wine
Ken and Lori discuss the pro/cons of the Disney Dining Plan.
00:40:34- Disney switches to cage-free eggs (http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2016/06/24/news-disney-pledges-to-switch-to-cage-free-eggs-by-the-end-of-2016/)
00:41:27- DAK’s Pandora to feature live plants that glow (http://www.laughingplace.com/w/blogs/disney-buzz/2016/06/28/patent-filing-shows-disneys-pandora-will-interactive-plant-life/)
Today’s Game- What would Brexit look like at World Showcase?
Russia, Brazil, India, Thailand, and South Africa all come up. Nick proposes adding live animals and Ken calls for more Southern Hemisphere representation.
Lori calls on The American Adventure to add more Native American presence.