To celebrate the closing of The Great Movie Ride, I and some incredibly dear fellow Movie Rider friends, sit around the fire and discuss the old days. We talk about the College Program, tell stories of our Movie Ride days, and relive the celebrations surrounding the closing of The Great Movie Ride on August 13, 2017. Starring: Justin Stone, Matt Bishop, Jen Sampson, Susan Bryan and Tamara Stanfill.
This episode brings you my thoughts on the news coming out of the Parks & Resorts panel at the 2017 D23 Expo. I give a perspective on Star Wars Land, Pixar, Mickey Mouse, Transportation and all the other news.
Ever wondered what it's like to be a perfomer at Walt Disney World? In this episode I tell you about my days as an opening cast drummer for Tapestry of Nations parade at Epcot. We discuss the audition process, rehearsal and even the big day.
In this episode, I take to you to one of my favorite race weekends, the Wine & Dine Half Marathon at Walt Disney World. This year saw a different weekend entirely. New races, new courses and new up sell opportunities. I also talk about the Beach Club, the Studios and toilet paper?
This episode takes you to my home from when I'm away from home. From '96-'02, The Great Movie Ride was where I learned to spiel, shoot a gun and have the time of my life. Many more GMR episodes to come, but make sure to check out this one to set it all up!
In this episode, I celebrate the Halloween season by taking you on some secrets of Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion I learned when taking a cast member's walking tour of the attraction. Some of the chapters in this episode deal with possibly the original story of Master Gracey, backstage secrets and some background on the effects. Check out WDW Tales on Instagram for some backstage pics of me and my friends messing around in the show scenes.
In this episode, I relive the awesomeness that was the Disney MGM Studios. This glimpse into my favorite park really set the stage for the mainstay of my Walt Disney World career. While not specific to The Great Movie Ride, those stories are on deck, only needing a setup to why I loved the Studios so much.
As Walt Disney World celebrates its 45th anniversary, I look back at the crazy experiences I would enjoy with my family on our family trips to the Vacation Kingdom. Whether, it was getting stuck in strollers, being ditched for Space Mountain, or fleeing from the rainstorm of seagull poop, every story was memorable. Hope you enjoy!
This episode I conclude Part 1 of Journey into Imagination by talking about Honey, I Shrunk the Audience. I also give you a brief sense of my Learning About EPCOT class, and I get a pretty sweet look at the backstage areas of Spaceship Earth. Concluding with a hazardous walk in between the show building and Spaceship's iconic silver triangles.
In this episode I say goodbye to the warm and soothing sounds of Adventureland Merchandise and make my way to EPCOT Attractions at Journey Into Imagination. I quickly find out this is much more fun than standing in front of a register all day. Plus, you know, Robin Williams. This story is for the ages.