Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast
A podcast (mostly) about Disney, Walt Disney World, and Disneyland but honestly, we nerd out on anything—tech, photography, cars, books, music, etc. Have a listen.

What Is Going On at Disney? Layoffs, Park Crowds, Disneyland Still Closed. Is It Still Fun?
Oct 15 • 74 min
Chris and Glenn discuss what’s happening around WDW and the Disney company, whether or not it’s even still fun and worth all the hassle and expense, and we end on a high note with a great book recommendation.
DizWiz’s trip to WDW! Rise of the Resistance! Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway! Magic Kingdom! Bye, bye, Money!
Oct 4 • 95 min
After a stressful year personally and professionally (and also a good bit of FOMO), Glenn decided to take a quick family trip to WDW. Chris and Glenn discuss the pros and cons of the trip and if Glenn would do it again.
The Episode of Magic
Aug 20 • 65 min
Listen in on a little potpourri of discussion about Epcot, TV show, Hamilton, the Pixar brand, and keep listening as Chris gives a wonderful History segment on the Magic shops in Disney parks.
Disney World is Reopening!
Jul 9 • 66 min
On the eve of the reopening of Walt Disney World, Chris and Glenn talk about what the experience will be like in the parks, what else is going on at the resort, and our thoughts on the reopening.
Remembering Disney World’s 25th Anniversary and the Castle Cake
Jun 20 • 88 min
As Glenn scans old film negatives, photos of the Castle Cake have brought up memories of Disney World’s 25th Anniversary Celebration, so we take a journey back 24 years and wonder what the 50th Celebration will be.
Disney World is Opening in July! Too Early? Too Late? Time to Discuss…
May 29 • 79 min
Disney announced today that the theme parks at Disney World are going to open in mid-July. Is that too early, too late, or just right? Chris and Glenn discuss.
When will Walt Disney World reopen? Special guest Casey Liss joins us to discuss
May 2 • 91 min
We have the pleasure of having Casey Liss @caseyliss as a guest again, and we talk about when we think Walt Disney World will reopen
I’d like to teach the world to sing…
Apr 26 • 35 min
Discussion about Coke and how delicious it is, and then a talk about what we which park we would pick to be in for an hour with everything shut down.
Glenn’s Extraordinary Disney Cruise Line Trip Report
Mar 11 • 126 min
A review of Glenn’s trip on the Disney Wonder out of the Port of New Orleans with a stop in Cozumel, Mexico. Bonus post-show photography discussion.
Glenn and Chris Get Schooled by Andrew on Smuggler’s Run!
Feb 6 • 107 min
We have the pleasure of having Andrew as a guest, and we hear his Disney fandom origin story, Glenn’s Disney World trip report and all the fun Glenn, Chris, and Andrew had at Galaxy’s Edge
At Disney, Sometimes Liss is More!
Jan 22 • 120 min
We have the pleasure of having Casey Liss @caseyliss as a guest, and we hear his Disney fandom origin story, a trip report from his most recent trip, and find out the answers to some important Disney questions.
Holiday episode! Baby Yoda, Rise of the Resistance, and Disney Cruise discussions
Dec 16, 2019 • 62 min
We discuss the first weeks of Disney+ and some of the series, a few news items from around the Disney universe, the opening of Rise of the Resistance at DHS and Glenn’s upcoming Disney Cruise
Light ‘Em Up, Babe! Christmas lights needed at Epcot in Walt Disney World
Nov 10, 2019 • 53 min
We catch up on the arrival of Christmas at the parks, construction news at Epcot and DHS, the FuelRod controversy, and finish up with a discussion about the Disney+ premier on Tuesday
Trip to Epcot and Disney Skyliner Discussion
Oct 23, 2019 • 74 min
Chris went to Epcot and visited the Epcot Experience (but no Epcot Forever viewing yet), new Frozen Coke booth, awesome Epcot merchandise, and yet more discussion about the Disney Skyliner
The last showing of Illuminations Reflections of Earth and lots of changes starting at Epcot
Oct 8, 2019 • 69 min
Chris went to Epcot to watch Illuminations for the second-to-last showing; we talk about openings, closings, and the direction the Walt Disney Company is taking with the Parks division
Starport75’s first visit to Disney’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge
Sep 11, 2019 • 111 min
Glenn traveled to WDW to go to Galaxy’s Edge during opening weekend and met up with Chris; our experience and thoughts
Disney D23 Expo Announcements - Epcot is dead, long live Epcot! Part Deux
Sep 7, 2019 • 75 min
Discussion about all the announcements made for Walt Disney World at the D23 Expo
Houston, We Have a Vacation
Aug 9, 2019 • 78 min
Glenn’s Houston trip report: Johnson Space Center, Astros game, tour of Minute Maid Park
The Disney Skyliner opens next month! I can’t wait!…said nobody ever. 😉
Jul 15, 2019 • 61 min
Disney News - SW Rise of the Resistance, Skyliner opening dates, Gran Destino Tower opens, and more!
Interview with Disney Photographer Sean Spansel
Jul 8, 2019 • 72 min
Interview with the one and only Sean Spansel! We discuss his interest in Disney, photography, and his advice to other photographers.
Is Instagram Helping or Hurting Disney?
Jun 29, 2019 • 95 min
Talking about Instagram and the constant updates from influencers, plus a trip report from Chris’ MK visit this past weekend
A $200 lightsaber at Disney’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge? Is it worth it?
Jun 16, 2019 • 66 min
We’re back! Rumors, Disney news, and the opening of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland
Makin’ Memories
Apr 16, 2019 • 70 min
All about photography, as Chris and Glenn get new cameras
The end of the line for Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is where?
Mar 21, 2019 • 76 min
News about Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and another Epcot trip report from Chris
Where everyone has a good time at Epcot and leaves happy
Mar 13, 2019 • 54 min
Chris visits Epcot and updates us on his adventure and some new items in the park
Epcot is dead, long live Epcot!
Mar 6, 2019 • 38 min
Changes to Epcot! A new entrance and a new pavilion! A new Harry Potter ride at Universal! And a new Solar Facility at Disney World! Lots of new stuff!
Feb 18, 2019 • 35 min
Chris and Glenn talk about the history and legacy of Horizons
No more trains at Walt Disney World!
Feb 8, 2019 • 48 min
Chris can’t hear the WDW Railroad train horns anymore, some Disney news, including the return of the Maleficent Dragon Float, no more plastic bags, ride fixes, and a change in FP+ policy
Space Mountain
Jan 25, 2019 • 40 min
History of Space Mountain in Walt Disney World
Loose Slinky Dog Tails
Jan 17, 2019 • 47 min
First episode of the new year! Chris visits Disney on Christmas Eve, some Disney news, including Slinky Dog Dash losing his tail, maintenance, and excitement over Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge
The Disney Christmas Show
Dec 27, 2018 • 77 min
Lots of Christmas discussion, plus Disney news and rumors and bonus picks of the week!
If a bottle of soda falls in the new World of Disney…
Nov 8, 2018 • 58 min
Thoughts on the updated World of Disney, Chris’ mishap in WoD, Maleficent float returning, new DHS auto entrance, and of course, Gondola talk
There was no Early Morning Magic when we were playing Adventures in the MK. Now get off my lawn!
Oct 29, 2018 • 46 min
Is the Early Morning Magic program at DHS worth it? Increase in Disney Annual Passes. And we go retro to talk about old Disney video games.
Spaceship Earth closing? No problem! We’ll be on the Disney Cruise!
Oct 17, 2018 • 44 min
Disney Cruise follow up, Spaceship Earth closing for two years, and some more price increases in the park
Disney Rumor show! Go Away Green!
Oct 8, 2018 • 41 min
Rumors galore! We cover everything we’ve found on the internet, no matter how crazy they may seem
Disney Cruise Line News Mini Episode
Sep 28, 2018 • 16 min
For the first time ever, the DCL will sail out of New Orleans, and it’ll be sailing during Mardi Gras 2020!
Disney News recap
Sep 27, 2018 • 50 min
Plenty of newsworthy items happening at Disney, so we cover much of it in this episode
Chris’ Disney Cruise Line Trip Report
Sep 17, 2018 • 78 min
Chris’ trip report from his family’s cruise on the DCL Fantasy
Episode 056 - Mission to Mars
Sep 8, 2018 • 24 min
In which we discuss the glory of Rocket to the Moon-Flight to the Moon-Mission to Mars, and even a little Mission Space thrown in for good measure
Episode 055 - Chris’ trip to the Magic Kingdom
Aug 27, 2018 • 68 min
Brief Disney news, Chris’ trip report from the Magic Kingdom visit, Picks of the week
Episode 054 - The Country Bear Jamboree
Aug 16, 2018 • 28 min
Remember the Magic - The Country Bear Jamboree
Episode 053 - Why is Chicken Guy! on my coffee mug?
Aug 9, 2018 • 51 min
Disney’s financial results for the parks, the upcoming Disney streaming service and shows, Chicken Guy! opens, and a new pavilion in World Showcase in Epcot?
Episode 052 - We Apologize for the Inconvenience
Jul 28, 2018 • 72 min
Apology from Chris, Disney news, Chris’ Disney Adventures at Ohana and other rabbit holes we go down to end up talking about plastic straws
Episode 051 - Toy Story Land, Star Tours Hotel, and New Annual Passes
Jul 15, 2018 • 63 min
Toy Story Land opening, placement of the Star Wars hotel is revealed, and new Disney World FL resident annual passes
Episode 050 - Golden Episode filled with crazy rumors, AKA 16 days is enough for anybody
Jul 1, 2018 • 106 min
Disney news, Disney rumors incl. Tomorrowland redo and changes to annual passes?
Episode 049 - Glenn played the real life version of WDW Explorer
Jun 11, 2018 • 123 min
Disney News, Glenn’s Trip Report, WDW Explorer software
Episode 048 - Cover my car in Mickey magnets and head to AK
May 24, 2018 • 87 min
AP magnets, Purple Wall shake and other treats, a new park is the 2nd most visited at WDW, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge opening seasons
Episode 047 - The Hall of Presidents is still standing despite Maleficent’s best effort
May 19, 2018 • 81 min
Glenn’s Disney World trip planning, Chris’ WDW Adventures (including Maleficent on fire), News, and Rumors (new hotels?)
Episode 046 - I’m all out of love, and I can’t live without Disney’s hugs, punches, and snakes
May 2, 2018 • 99 min
DHS 29th Birthday, Disney News, including new Monorails, Disney Force Jackets, and Avengers
Episode 045 - Skyliners, Monorails, and Bus Times (oh, my!)
Apr 20, 2018 • 84 min
ParkLeap update, News, Rumors (new monorail trains?), and Picks of the Week
Episode 044 - ParkLeap to the Backside of Tomorrowland!
Apr 6, 2018 • 106 min
We discuss Chris’ awesome ParkLeap app, and talk about Disney news and rumors
Episode 043 - We Wants the Ginger Beer! And Other Fun Tales about Pirates and Parking
Mar 27, 2018 • 104 min
Discussion of paid parking at Disney World resorts and new scene in Pirates of the Caribbean, review of Chris’ visit to WDW
Episode 042 - DizWiz’s trip to WDW during Mardi Gras
Mar 9, 2018 • 100 min
We’re back! Disney news, Glenn’s WDW trip report, general vacation discussion
Episode 041 - A-goin’ to Put On Our Halloween Swimsuits
Feb 1, 2018 • 82 min
News, rumors, Festival of the Arts, Glenn’s upcoming trip to WDW, picks of the week
Episode 040 - Crusin’ With the Top Down and the Door Open
Jan 10, 2018 • 91 min
Disney-Fox merger, SW The Last Jedi, Disney News, EPCOT Center logos
Episode 039 - Main Street, U.S.A. History and Bob Iger’s Robot in the Hall of Presidents
Dec 3, 2017 • 71 min
Disney news, Chris’ trip to WDW, History of Main Street, U.S.A., Picks of the week
Episode 038 - Adventures on the Disney Cruise
Nov 10, 2017 • 89 min
Book club, Disney news, Chris’s adventures on the DCL, picks of the week
Episode 037 - The New Starport75 Podcast!
Oct 20, 2017 • 71 min
We relaunch the podcast at Starport75, with Disney News, Chris’ Adventures at Disney, Remember the Magic, Disney Tips and Picks of the Week
Episode 036 - Dole Whips, Casey’s Corner, Fastpass, Epcot’s 35th, and the first “Stump Glenn”
Sep 30, 2017 • 94 min
Dole Whips, Casey’s Corner, Fastpass, Epcot’s 35th, and the first “Stump Glenn”
Episode 035 - Thurston Howell III goes through Irma and visits WDW
Sep 20, 2017 • 88 min
Hurricane Irma, Solar Power at Disney, Chris’ trip to Epcot, stalking Dick Nunis
Episode 034 - The Kaleidoscope, Storyverse, Hyperia, Beyond, Cinemagic, Legends, XL, Cinemagine Episode!
Sep 6, 2017 • 82 min
Random discussion of Disney parks around the world, what one Disney movie we would save, some news, and picks of the week.
Episode 033 - Books about Walt Disney World and Glenn taking photos on his trip to WDW
Aug 18, 2017 • 91 min
Books about Walt Disney World, Marty Sklar, Glenn taking photos on his trip to WDW, and picks of the week.
Episode 032 - Glenn’s Trip to WDW
Aug 3, 2017 • 105 min
Chris and Glenn discuss Glenn’s trip to Walt Disney World during the last week of July. What was good, what was bad, and everything in between.
Episode 031 - “I’m not Star Lord” - Disney D23 Expo Theme Park Announcement Review
Jul 20, 2017 • 84 min
[Immersive Super Hero Experience Coming to Disney California Adventure Park]() [Disney Planning Not Two, But Three New Ships]() [New Pixar Pier to Bring Favorite Pixar Stories to Life at Disney California Adventure Park; Limited-Time Pixar Fest…
Episode 030 - Where all the birds sing words and the flowers croon
Jul 6, 2017 • 76 min
Recorded 7/4/17 Happy Independence Day Liberty Bell Replica Liberty Bell in Liberty Square News Siemens [Ending Their Sponsorship]() with Disney Parks Changes coming to [Pirates of the Caribbean]() in the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Closing of…
Episode - 029 - A History of the Swan and Dolphin Along with Disney News
Jun 19, 2017 • 70 min
News New [Photo Capture]() Coming to Pirates of Caribbean at Magic Kingdom Park on June 19 Mobile Order coming soon to five [Magic Kingdom restaurants]() ‘A Galaxy of Stories’ Coming to [D23 Expo]() Walt Disney Company completes take-over of…
Episode - 028 - Stupid Judy! Where’s Ellen? Oh, she’s listening to The Beatles.
Jun 5, 2017 • 106 min
Recorded on 5/31/17 News Preferred parking at Disney Springs New Wolfgang Puck restaurant and Jaleo will take the current Wolfgang Puck space Disney Movie Magic debuts at Disney Hollywood Studios Chris’ visit to Epcot Racing on Memorial Day…
Episode 027 - Glenn admits he was incorrect about the Water Mice
May 19, 2017 • 70 min
Recorded 5/16/17 Follow up Water Sprites vs. Water Mouse Glenn was incorrect; they were called Water Mouse for six years Breakdown: Water Sprites - 27 years (59%) Water Mouse - 6 years (13%) (’98 - ’04 - The [“slap a Mickey on it”]()…
Episode 026 - The joys of Disney Springs and a heck of an aftershow
May 5, 2017 • 97 min
Recorded 5/2/17 Hall of Presidents - what’s happening with it? Hat toss game Countdown to Glenn’s WDW trip Chris created a countdown app in the ‘90s - first one ever!!! Postcard-ware Glenn is counting down on dry erase calendars - 81 days…
Episode 025 - Star Wars Celebration, Disney News, and WDW Trip Planning
Apr 20, 2017 • 71 min
A podcast (mostly) about Disney, Walt Disney World, and Disneyland but honestly, we nerd out on anything—tech, photography, cars, books, music, etc. Have a listen. Recorded on 4/19/17 Picking blueberries Star Wars Celebration 2017 Star Wars…
Episode 024 - News, Photopass talk, and lots of love for the Grand Floridian
Apr 5, 2017 • 82 min
A podcast (mostly) about Disney, Walt Disney World, and Disneyland but honestly, we nerd out on anything—tech, photography, cars, books, music, etc. Have a listen. Follow up of Chris’ “is Belle from France” question News New [security…
Episode 023 - Organizing Photos and Disney news with avocado on the side
Mar 21, 2017 • 85 min
Recorded on 3/15/17 and 3/19/17 Disney News Ground clearing underway around the TTC as redevelopment of World Drive begins Typhoon Lagoon’s Miss Adventure Falls is open Walk Around the World bricks - will they ever be taken up? Chris and Glenn…
Episode 022 - Mission to S’mores
Mar 8, 2017 • 63 min
Recorded on 3/7/17 Disney News La Nouba ending run at Disney Springs on 12/31/17 Epcot International Festival of the Arts will return in 2018 New [Joffrey’s Coffee]() location opened on 3/7/17 in Tomorrowland Construction at the Caribbean Beach…
Episode 021 - Disney news and Photography 102: Lenses
Feb 28, 2017 • 110 min
Recorded on 2/22/17 Mardi Gras in New Orleans Disney News Disney creates wireless power source, able to charge a mobile phone [anywhere in a room]() BB-8 will start [greeting guests at DHS]() Rivers of Light at Animal Kingdom started last weekend…
Episode 020 - Photography in Tomorrowland
Feb 16, 2017 • 74 min
Recorded on 2/15/17 Valentine’s Day Engagement stories - both Glenn and Chris got engaged at the Magic Kingdom Photography at Disney Tomorrowland Entrance Space Mountain - night shot Peoplemover - motion Types of photos we take now that we have…
Episode 019 - I didn’t think it would go that long
Feb 8, 2017 • 88 min
Recorded on 2/7/17 Follow Up Number of photos at Disney needs to include the on-ride photos Glenn’s trip report - Glenn picked up the [moonshine jug]() for the Country Bear Jamboree from Pecos Bill’s Cafe News 1st Quarter [Earnings call]() …
Episode 018 - Caliber of meatiness
Feb 3, 2017 • 75 min
Recorded 1/31/17 Chris had a houseguest: Glenn! History of [Hubig’s Pies]() and [Hand Pies]() Glenn’s visit to Disney! Photo walk Disney Springs Started on the West Side Ate at D-Luxe Burger Didn’t have the Donkey Sauce Disney Co-Op…
Episode 017 - Aside from the Donkey Sauce…
Jan 26, 2017 • 62 min
Recorded 1/24/17 Chris has some bad news: we actually have some listeners Revamped Original [Mickey Mouse comic strip redrawn]() in real time by Disney artist Floyd Norman Epcot International Festival of the Arts [reviews]() Herb Ryman and…
Episode 016 - This is why we don’t go early in the morning
Jan 12, 2017 • 82 min
Recorded 1/10/17 Amazon Echo News [New security measures at the MK]() Hall of Presidents is closing 1/17/17 through 6/29/17 The Muppet hot air balloon on top of MuppetVision 3D is coming down permanently in the next couple of weeks Discussion about…
Episode 015 - Listener questions and non sequitur episode
Jan 10, 2017 • 79 min
Recorded on 1/4/17 Listener questions Question about Disney’s use of Eminent Domain It might come into play regarding Crossroads Shopping Center as the plans for I-4 expansion are finalized Has Disney run afoul of the Secret Service…
Episode 014 - …where nothing can “possa-bly” go wrong
Dec 22, 2016 • 92 min
Recorded on 12/20/16 Minecraft Special guest: Megan Explanation of what Minecraft is MCMagic server WDW is built within Minecraft You can visit and walk around, ride rides The detail is fairly amazing because it’s so accurate Disney Emoji…
Episode 013 - A snap and a clap
Dec 18, 2016 • 84 min
Recorded 12/14/16 Emoji Blitz Corner Hi, Sean! Availability of Christmas emoji The majesty of the Christmas season Advent calendars, including Lego Advent calendars R2-D2 Advent calendar Chris Visits Disney Corner Chris visited the…
Episode 012 - Candlelight Processional narrated by Roger Rabbit
Dec 8, 2016 • 80 min
Recorded December 6, 2016 Emoji Blitz Corner (not really) Somehow, the conversation quickly devolves into Moana… And what kind of VHS we had growing up… And Glenn recording the resort channels at WDW… And back to Moana (and Hawaii…
Episode 011 - Let’s go to the Monorail’s dining car
Dec 3, 2016 • 79 min
Recorded on 11/29/16 Follow Up Glenn clarifies his stance on the [Cabanas]() at the Magic Kingdom…kinda. Christmas Drones at Disney Springs Minecraft [MCMagic]() WDW built in Minecraft [NintendoLand at Universal Theme Parks]() Orlando,…
Episode 010 - Bananas for Cabanas
Nov 26, 2016 • 80 min
Recorded on 11/22/16 Thanksgiving week Emoji Blitz Corner Psych! (Well, about a minute of discussion) Waiting for the Christmas emojis to be released Glenn is playing [Clash Royale]() again Chris wants to get Glenn to play Tetris; Glenn will become…
Episode 009 - Attack of the Disney Christmas Drones
Nov 17, 2016 • 54 min
Recorded 11/15/16 First showing of Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! was on 11/14 Coverage of new Disney events by the Disney blogging community Usenet groups/forums - old school [Tom Bricker’s]() review [The technology is pretty cool]() Not a true…
Episode 008 - President Lincoln and his bag of holding
Nov 3, 2016 • 57 min
Recorded 11/1/16 An election is coming up Chris is voting early tomorrow Chris is taking a field trip to the Crayola Experience in the Florida Mall on Election Day Hall of Presidents History ’64-’65 World’s Fair - Great Moments With…
Episode 007 - Food and Whine Festival
Oct 27, 2016 • 72 min
Recorded 10/25/16 Chris’ visit to Epcot on Sunday It was crowded, but no long waits for attractions or food Sponsor message CommuniCore discussion SMRT-1 [Martin’s Video]() Possibilities for CommuniCore [Raspberry Pi]() [Maker Movement]() …
Episode 006 - Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!
Oct 22, 2016 • 62 min
Recorded 10/19/16 Children are wonderful…but exhausting The infamous [Disney Emoji Blitz]() Glenn and Chris are done with the game It’s so frustrating We’re so sorry we’re talking about this. It’s so embarrassing. This is it though. Well,…
Episode 005 - Oo-de-lally
Oct 12, 2016 • 60 min
Follow Up - Last running of the MSEP on 10/9 Remembering WDW’s version vs. DL’s version No nighttime parade at WDW now Robin Hood - the Disney animated feature Glenn hasn’t watched it in a long time Glenn and family watched Alice in…
Episode 004 - Emoji Blitz
Oct 10, 2016 • 49 min
Recorded 10/2/16 Disney Emoji Blitz Chris discovered it and is trying to catch up to Glenn What characters do we have? Happy 45th Birthday to Walt Disney World! Giveaways: guide map and button Guide map book is being released on 10/18 Review the…
Episode 003 - Muskrat Love
Oct 10, 2016 • 75 min
Recorded 9/14/16 What’s on Glenn’s desk Chris is feeling like a cold is coming on The “benefits” of Airborne Chris had pizza for dinner Found good pizza place close to his house - Stromboli’s He also likes NYPD Pizza, but it’s a…
Episode 002 - Shary Bobbins
Oct 10, 2016 • 55 min
Recorded 9/7/16 Chris’ visit to MK for his last Main Street Electrical Parade viewing with the family Shortcut to MK from Chris’ house Very crowded…according to Chris Discussion of planning a Disney vacation and all the trials and tribulations…
Episode 001 - If the Earful Tower falls in the backlot and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
Oct 10, 2016 • 55 min
Discussion of Disney Hollywood Studios changes at Walt Disney World, Disney Vacation Club rumors, Main Street Electrical Parade leaving, and some Apple event stuff