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Ep. 21- We Play Disney Tag with Our Pals from Geek Salad

Ep. 21- We Play Disney Tag with Our Pals from Geek Salad

July 14, 2020

Episode 21- We Play Disney Tag with Our Pals from Geek Salad

 This episode is going to be a lot different then our Norm as we not only have guests hosts joining us but also we are going to be sharing insights into why we love Disney. Today’s guests hosts are Andy and Mike, who are part of the crew that hosts their own show Geek Salad, where they discuss their love of all things that are super Geeky!!! Juli has been longtime friends with these Super Geeks and we are stoked to have them join us today as we play Disney Tag.

If you're not familiar with Disney Tag, it is a list of questions pertaining to Disney that you answer, then TAG a friend to answer. It's a lot of fun and will give you and your friends some new insights into specific areas that you either LOVE or HATE when it comes to Disney. These questions can be found online or to make it easier we have included a link in the show notes which we stole.

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Links mentioned in the show:

Geek Salad

find Geek Salad on Twitter @geeksaladradio

Disney Tag Questions

Podketeers

find Podketeers on Instagram @podketeers

 

 

 

Ep.20- We’re Sorry, All Circuits are Busy Now

Ep.20- We’re Sorry, All Circuits are Busy Now

June 28, 2020

 Ep.20- We're Sorry, All Circuits are Busy Now

     Hey there an welcome to F Yeah! Disney: Episode 20!! We recorded this on June 26th, 2020 less then a month away from The Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopening their gates to guests after being closed since March 15th. Being episode-20 this is a milestone for us and are grateful you for the love and support as we share our love for all things Disney.

     This month has been quite the month as we have been in the middle of moving to our new home where we are recording tonight.  I was furloughed from my job and we both had to get tested for covid-19 and still waiting for the results as of this recording. To put the cherry on top Juli sat on hold with Disney Reservations after finally getting through for close to 6-hours today across 3 different phone calls. We were able to get our November resort reservation squared away for our honeymoon and now we wait to get tickets linked.  We discuss this and much more including our regular segments This Day in Disney History, To Infinity and Your Mom and What the Forky Food plus we dive into the newest hot topic in the Disney-verse the Re-Imagining of Splash Mountain into Princess and the Frog. 

Don't forget to wear your masks and if you talk to a Cast Member be patient!! 

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Contact us via email fyeahdsny@gmail.com

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Ep.19: Disney Springs Opens and More

Ep.19: Disney Springs Opens and More

May 20, 2020

Hey there and welcome to Episode-19 of F Yeah! Disney how the hell are you doing?  We are recording this on Sunday May 17th just 3-days before Disney Springs opens to limited capacity and starts the roll out of openings within the WDW resorts in Florida.  We have a lot of information to pass your way plus our regular segments of This Day in Disney History, To Infinity and your Mom plus Juli’s What the Forky Food segment. We hope you enjoy. -Juli and Jason

 

Links mentioned:

-This Day in Disney History
-disneysprings.com
-Disney parks blog

 

Ep. 18- The History of Disney Transportation

Ep. 18- The History of Disney Transportation

April 26, 2020

Ep.18- The HISTORY OF DISNEY TRANSPORTATION... 

 Welcome back for another episode of FYeah! Disney. This week we have our first guest Co-Host, Matt who host's his very own Disney related podcast Love of the Mouse. We get into some pretty deep Nerdy chatter about the History of Disney Transportation along with a few side stories along the way. This episode also includes our standard This Day in Disney History and What the Forky Foods?‽ !. We truly hope you and your family are doing well and holding up during these crazy times and that our show can help alleviate a little boredom and/or stress with our silly banter and love for Disney.  

Thank You for listening and please take a moment to help out the show by leaving us a written review along with a Star rating. This is a free way to help us gain exposure and show the lords of algorithm that we exist as a show.  Thanks again!! -Juli and Jason

Ep. 17- DIY Disney Magic

Ep. 17- DIY Disney Magic

March 31, 2020

Ep. 17- DIY Disney Magic 

 It's been two weeks since the Disney Parks have closed and Oh Boy are we having withdrawals. In this episode Juli and Jason share a Skyliner's worth of "Home Activities" that you and your family can do while you are staying safe in your Castle.  Whether it's recreating your favorite ride,   experiencing your favorite ride virtually, putting together Disney puzzles or listening to your favorite Disney podcast, we share our ideas to help keep you and your families busy while using those Imaginations.   Also we have a NEW SEGMENT sharing our, "Top 5-Experiences at WDW that we have taken for granted" because it is either closed forever or currently closed temporarily due to current circumstances. 

  This is a longer then usual episode and we really hope you enjoy!! 

  ***We are going to start a NEW SERIES in the near future about all the TABOO things that have been hidden by Disney artists or acted out by Cast and Guests. If you'd like to join in on the fun and would like to contact us to share your kinky Disney story,  feel free to via email Fyeahdsny@gmail.com . 

 Links Mentioned in the Show: 

www.thisdayindisneyhistory.com 

Things to do at home with the kiddos 

Pixar in a box: https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/pixar 

Imagineer in a Box: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/hass-storytelling/imagineering-in-a-box 

Baby yoda coloring book link https://www.vulture.com/2020/01/baby-yoda-coloring-book.html 

 Expedition theme park Osborne lights:  The History of The Osborne Family Spectacle Of Dancing Lights | Expedition Hollywood Studios 

  

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Ep.16- It’s a Small World After All

Ep.16- It’s a Small World After All

March 20, 2020

Hello and Welcome to F-Yeah! Disney episode 16. We debated on whether we were going to publish this episode but under the current circumstances and self isolation going on world wide, we wanted to bring you a little bit of company into your living space and share a little bit of Disney magic. In this episode we share some Disney history, cover the fun that this years Flower and Garden is offering and what you can expect once the parks reopen and visitors begin to pile back into the parks.  We recorded this right before all the parks closed on an international level and again hope to bring a little magic into your life while we all hang tight and safe in our homes. We Love You and hope you and your families are staying safe during this unique time in our lives.

Ep.15 - Live From Flower and Garden 2020

Ep.15 - Live From Flower and Garden 2020

March 9, 2020

Join us in EPCOT for the first day of the Flower and Garden Festival 2020. It is our first time testing out our "on-the-go" recording. We hope you enjoy it. Please leave any feedback in the comments or on any of our social media outlets. We are on Facebook as F Yeah! Disney and on Instagram and Twitter @fyeah_disney You can also email us at fyeahdsny@gmail.com

Let us know what you want to hear more of on these live segments! As we get more out to you, the content and quality will increase! Thanks for listening and like the Great Walt Disney said, "if you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way!"

-Juli and Jason

Ep.14- It’s Festival of Figment Time 2020

Ep.14- It’s Festival of Figment Time 2020

January 18, 2020

 Welcome to Ep. 14 of F Yeah! Disney !!   It's tine for the 4th annual EPCOT's Festival of the Arts kicking off Jan 17th and runs until Feb.24th 2020 .  That being said WE are so excited to be back. 2020 has been very eventful including us GETTING MARRIED!!!!!!    

Jan. 17th is a big day across several Disney parks including Disneyland which we will get into all the juicy details of what is so special about that date and why you should be excited.  2020 in general for Disney is going to be an amazing years as they get us all ready for the 50th anniversary of The Magic Kingdom as Globally Disney is celebrating this magical milestone.  

We are also covering our standard segments sharing some Disney history(1/17-1/24) and all the yummy and questionable food that is currently available at the Festival of the Arts..  

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You can find us on Instagram and Twitter @fyeah_disney also our personal pages Juli @burton_life12 Jason @jmichaelglass and our new Relationship talk @thebourgholtzers  

Ep.13- F-Yeah Holiday History of WDW

Ep.13- F-Yeah Holiday History of WDW

December 25, 2019

Ep.13:The History of the Holidays in The Magic Kingdom and EPCOT. Happy Holidays Everyone..... This episode is the first in a series of Disney History episodes that we are excited to share. We wanted to give a different take on areas of Disney history that have been covered by others as we really wanted an excuse to dive deep into the lore that is Disney. 
 
  Since the opening of Magic Kingdom in 1971, Christmas has been an annual celebration. Disney shares the spirit of Christmas with a massive tree covered in oversized ornaments and thousands of sparkling lights, store fronts adorned with garland, enormous wreaths, and window displays showing the magic being sold inside each shop.

On December 12th, 1971 the Orlando Sentinel newspaper announced: “Walt Disney World’s first Christmas will be a spirited two-week holiday full of gaiety, tradition, colorful Disney character parades, and commemorative religious pageantry of the season. Yuletide decorations will bring added sparkle to the already fun-filled Magic kingdom — ‘decked out’ literally for Christmas with a giant tree and hundreds of wreaths of hemlock and holly.

“Special daily Holiday Parades (beginning December 20) and two mammoth candlelight processionals are part of the spectacular events scheduled for the holidays.  “Florally adorned by poinsettias, snapdragons, petunias and 50,000 pansies, the theme park will feature lights and decorations in each of the Main Street shop windows. And in Town Square, a snowy, 50-foot Christmas tree, especially selected and cut from a forest in Paradise, Michigan, will serve as a colorful centerpiece for the festive theme park celebration. More than 1,200 lights and a thousand giant ornaments adorn the tree.”

 This excited future guests who planned on visiting during the inaugural holiday season at The Magic Kingdom. With admission to the park running $4.75 which included 7-ride tickets and transportation,  guests filled the 1500-rooms between the Contemporary and Polynesian resorts to capacity for the two weeks leading up to Christmas. With an exception to Christmas day the park was opened from 9am till midnight and a holiday parade featuring  “marching toy soldiers, dancing reindeer, marching bands, girls playing glockenspiels and 50 famous Disney characters came to life.”

 Disney legend Charlie Ridgway who at the time was Disney's press agent and oversaw the public relations department of the company stated that the first year the Magic Kingdom was opened “Our 1,500 rooms in the Contemporary and the Polynesian were booked up for a year. Attendance (at Magic Kingdom) increased steadily. It rose to 600,000 in (the month of) December. Hours were extended to midnight for the Christmas holidays. For three successive days at Christmastime, the gate total approached 70,000.”

For the inaugural holiday season Disney began their  first holiday parade on December 20th. It ran every day until January 2nd and was complete with marching toy soldiers, dancing reindeer, school marching bands, and 50 of Disney’s famous characters and of course jolly old Saint Nick. This parade was similar to the parade that ran simultaneously in Disneyland during the holiday season.  Another special event that started during the first year of Magic Kingdoms Holiday Celebration was the Candlelight Processional.

  Starting at Disneyland in 1958, The Candlelight Processional became an honored tradition. Singers from The University of Southern California along with local choirs were joined by school bands and performed in Town Square with a celebrity narrator who performed a dramatic reading of the Christmas story.  Dennis Morgan, an American actor and singer, held this position from 1961 to 1964, and Dick Van Dyke took on the honor in 1965 to promote Mary Poppins. Like in Disneyland, the show was performed in front of the Walt Disney World Railroad Main Street USA Station in Town Square. The show took place on two nights, December 18th and 19th, at 6pm with 1200 carolers and Rock Hudson, another American actor, performing the narration both nights. Frederick Fennell conducted the orchestra and boys’ choirs made up the Christmas tree.

   The Candlelight Processional was moved to Epcot in 1994 after guests expressed that they wanted more shows. The America Gardens Theater in The American Adventure Pavilion, was capable of holding larger audiences of around 1000 guests becoming the dedicated location for such a performance. There were 30 performances that year spanning 15 nights, and the show was expanded even more in 1994 with 60 performances across 30 nights. This year, 2019, 108 performances are scheduled across 36 nights. Performances run nightly from November 29 through December 30, 2019.

  Dating back to Dec 16th, 1983 Disney hosted its first special ticketed Holiday event Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party. This started a yearly tradition for Disney inviting guests who purchased a special event ticket to join the merry fun throughout the park. With special stops along Mainstreet and throughout the various lands of the park,  hot chocolate and a variety of cookies are handed out included with admission. Along with the variety of "free" goodies Disney also releases exclusive merchandise and snacks that can only be purchased for guests who attend the party.  The festivities begin at 7pm each night of the event and the "Snoap" begins to fall. 

 Being in Florida, a state that has seen snow fall less then a handful of times in the last 100 years, Disney has created a magical addition of "snoap" which gives guests visiting the party that feeling of a white Christmas. Throughout the years Disney has perfected the art of "Snoap Fall" including this years party with what seems to be the first ever "snoap blizzard" ,  There's a bit of science behind the magic of snoap and according to Steve Zigmont of Zigmont Magic FX, the company that creates artificial snow for Disney World in Florida,  these aren't your typical suds. "To call it a bubble is like calling David Copperfield’s work tricks... or just calling Broadway community theater," he said. Zigmont said "the bubbles in fake snow are a complex feat of engineering that result in long lasting, residue-free flakes. It starts with a liquid that is mostly water and something called a surfactant. Surfactants are naturally occurring compounds that give substances like water a lower surface tension, which means less tension is needed for the substance to form a surface."

 Along with the magical snoap Cinderella's castle comes alive as Elsa, Anna and Olaf pay Magic Kingdom a visit.  Olaf, along with the help from the guests watching, encourage Elsa to change the castle into a magical Ice Castle.  This effect is created by the use of 3D projection mapping technology along with thousands of white lights and a changing hue of teal and purple projected lights.  The special lighting  happens daily at 6:15and then again around 8:15 on party nights. Since the inception of the Holiday Dream Lights, this version of Cinderella's Castle is a favorite amongst guests. Starting November 8th of this year an all new firework display made its debut with“Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks.” . In addition to the fireworks is Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade.  This parade that has seen its updates and name changes over the year.  it Debuted in 1994 as Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Parade and entertained crowds up until 2007 when its name was changed to its current one.

 During the first week of December Disney  films a special parade at The Magic Kingdom specifically for television which airs on ABC Christmas Day. The very first year this parade aired is was hosted by Joan Lunden and Michael Douglas and has  aired annually since 1983 with the only exception being in 2000 when Disney aired a Christmas Eve "Tracking Santa" special instead. In 1999, a nighttime version of the parade was shown on Christmas Day for the first time.

 Over the years, the television program has gone through a number of name changes. During the 1980s and 90s, the program was known as The Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade. The program's name was then changed to Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade. From 2009 through 2013, the program was referred to as the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade. For a few years after that, the program's name would change on a yearly basis, being known as Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration in 2014, Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration in 2015, Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration in 2016 and 2017, and finally Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade in 2018. The tradition continues with the newest rendition airing on Christmas day 2019.

 As Walt Disney World's annual attendance expanded so did their footprint. In 1982 The Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow or EPCOT opened its gates and offered visitors an all new theme park that  became a must do when visiting Walt Disney World.  Riding the coat tails of Magic Kingdom,  Disney knew they needed to spice things up at Epcot to give guests a reason to stay into the evening.

    I’m Dreaming of a “Green” Christmas . . . The 1,500 Christmas trees at Walt Disney World Resort won’t be the only “green” holiday delights each season as each Walt Disney World resort hotel glows with new “conservation” lighting — more than 700,000 LED lights in all. String the bulbs end to end and the strand would stretch for 96 miles or light the path from Jacksonville to Orlando, all while using 1/10th of the power of traditional incandescent bulbs.

 

Beginning November 2007, for the first time, the "Castle Dream Lights", with over 200,000 LED Christmas light

 citations  (Web view

Ep.12- Happy 91st. Birthday Mickey

Ep.12- Happy 91st. Birthday Mickey

November 18, 2019

Episode 12- Happy 91st Bday Mickey

Hey there and thank you for tuning into this episode. Today we continue our conversation from Ep.11 by getting into the meat and potatoes of the show. We start off talking about our Veterans Day experience at The Magic Kingdom(find the video of the full ceremony on our Instgram IGTV) then dive into This Week in Disney, To Infinity and Your Mom and finish it up with some holiday treat talk in our What the Forky Food segment. 

Pat Carol the voice of Ursula reading the script of The Ghost Host Watch

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