Friday, March 28, 2014

My Beginner To-Eat List

Any listener to our podcast or reader of our blog knows two things:

1. We're pretty much out of our minds.
2. All of us have been to Disney World multiple times and are fairly familiar with the shenanigans and goings-ons.

Now that that's out in the open, I will add that I'm finally going back to the World next month. And I have decided that there are items of sustenance that I need to try that I have never had before, despite my many visits.

First up is my second favorite table-service restaurant at Epcot, the Electric Umbrella. Hold on! I know what you're thinking! "But that's...that's nothing special..." Well, maybe, and I go there every trip. Sometime more than once, but last time I was there, this beauty of a burger didn't exist:
*Heavy breathing*
 Who wouldn't want this shoved in their face?! It's macaroni and cheese! It's a cheeseburger! And it's at Epcot. Sign me up!

Next up is an item you're either delighted by, or sick of hearing about. Me, the idea delights me and I have yet to have one. Next up on my list of nom noms:
*Heavy breathing intensifies*
Epcot's Croissant Donut! Or known to the rest of the world as the "cronut." Hell, you can call it "piggy rubber nipples" if you want, I'm still going to eat this thing. Rumor has it that it can be found at the Refreshment Port, and you will also find me there.

Last on this brief list is something I've been wanting to devour ever since I heard of it's existence. Again, it wasn't around on my last trip, but there are two things that excited me most about New Fantasyland: The Seven Dwarfs coaster, and of course:
I can already feel my arteries clogging.
Gaston's Tavern's pork shank! I'm a glutton for the already popular turkey leg, so imagine my excitement when this glorious hunk of meat came to be! And yes, it will be mine.

So that's my list THUS FAR! But here's the thing, I want to open the floor up to you, the listener! I'm taking requests! If you feel there is some snack or meal I really need to try, throw it in the comments! Really! Do it! I want to hear from you, especially when it comes to food! DO IT NOW!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Attraction Clashin': Autopia vs. Tomorrowland Speedway *THE LOST EPISODE!*

Let's start things off with a disclaimer. Last year (that's right, LAST freakin' YEAR) I started writing a post on my self-proclaimed "popular" series, Attraction Clashin',  where I throw a Disneyland ride into the octagon of death with it's Disney World counterpart. Here's what happened: I took requests from Twitter. Good ol' Safari Mike said "do Autopia and Tomorrowland Speedway!" And I thought "Hell yeah! This will be awesome!" Come to find out, I don't give two flying damns about either of these attractions! I started typing it out and my attention dwindled into a smoldering pile of ash. (Not Safari Mike's fault. I blame the auto industry and the freeway systems and my lack of caring about either.)

So after leaving the draft in the shared Mickey Mutineers draft board for months, Josh got a hold of it and figured he'd have some fun and sabotaged it, I guess in an effort to finish my work. Well truth be told, it made me laugh, it made me still not care about these two exhaustive (Get it? Because internal combustion engines.) attractions, so I figured screw it! I'll publish it as is! And that's exactly what you're going to get: the unfinished, completely sabotaged version of ATTRACTION CLASHIN'!



At least it looks nice!

Welcome back to the ever popular, whiz-bang in your face action, full of power and adrenaline, turbo-charged, nothing like cottage cheese series of ATTRACTION CLASHIN'! The one and only series where a Disneyland attraction goes head-to-head against it's Walt Disney World counterpart in a battle to the death! Or, at least a battle to the pain. (I'm afraid I'm not quite familiar with that phrase...)

This ride is goofy...
In this installation, I bring you the two fuming exhaust factories of Tomorrowland: Disneyland's Autopia and Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland Speedway! As usual, an insanely brief history lesson!

A version of Disneyland's Autopia opened on July 17, 1955. That's right, folks! Opening day! It was completely full of the future of Los Angeles traffic: long lines and barely getting anywhere.  It was popular though!  Popular enough to have three of the bastards.  Three you say?  YES! Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, and the Midget Autopia. Yes, the Midget Autopia is just what it sounds like:  A car ride for midgets.  Most guests avoided this one, quite possibly because it smelled of cabbage.  Hell, they even had a boat version, the misleadingly named Motorboat Cruise.  This is how popular this shit became.  This is also what happens when Josh hijacks Jake's blog posts.  That will teach him to let shit sit for over a damned month.  Anyways, where the fun was I?  Oh yeah, stuck in LA traffic.  Shit this sucks.  Can you drink and drive the Autopia cars?  I think I have ADD.  Anyways, according to Wikipedia the car designs were named much like monorail and Lincolns of the day.  Marks.  Currently we are on the Mark VIII "Chevron" cars and that's okay.  Although, I like the Mark VII best.  The current track is kind of neat and well landscaped with a funny mouse crossing.

Yay, concrete! It's my favorite color!
At WDW we are graced with an almost themed Tomorrowland Speedway.  Honestly, as much as I like the Autopia, this shit sucks.  I think that it needs to be blown up and turned into Craterland.  Because that would be better than the garbage that TDO is selling me there.  Really, the track is stale, the cars are retro un-cool, and the queue is about as much fun as the clap.  Sadly though, it will never leave or change.  Thanks TDO.
Looks like something out of Nara Dreamland...







So uhhhh..... Autopia wins!
Autopia wins because of Frank. Because why wouldn't it?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Podcast Episode 63

This week, we go back to basics! We're giving you one hell of a show! Seriously, we're real proud of this episode. Highly inappropriate, but insanely entertaining. This week, we cover a wide range of topics having to do with Disney. Things to do on WDW property but not in the parks, some Muppet-y movie review, Jake offers up TWO Just The Tips, some very intriguing Magic Band discussion and Jake's experience with it thus far, and we welcome back a rousing round of Tim the Food Bitch. Jake also tosses in the idea of a Mutineer Meet-Up in Disney World. Seriously, guys, you need to listen to this episode...RIGHT NOW! Do it!  As always, you can listen on the player there on the right, unless you're on the mobile page! In that case, CLICK HERE, listen through iTunes, or use your favorite podcast app on your smartphone! If you use iTunes, please, rate and review us! Free high fives for anyone that does!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Podcast Episode 62

Oh good, you're back. We were beginning to worry. Hey! Let's jump into this summary! We have new news for you this week! Broken fish tanks, moving Frozens, and a shareholders meeting! Chock full o' news stories for you! Then we play the Rotten Tomatoes game with Muppets Most Wanted, take a few macabre tangents, and then go over a "fun facts" list we found in the heart of the internet. And as always, we wrap it up with listener questions and breathe a sigh of relief... hey, thanks for listening!  As always, you can listen on the player there on the right, unless you're on the mobile page! In that case, CLICK HERE, listen through iTunes, or use your favorite podcast app on your smartphone! If you use iTunes, please, rate and review us! Free high fives for anyone that does!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Podcast Episode 61

This week on Mickey Mutineers, we have an episode! Just for you! And you. And your hot friend. We discuss some news regarding ferry boat docks to the Magic Kingdom, another 24-hour event happening, the kick ass new finale on Disneyland's Big Thunder, and we have an article Matt found on MSN and it quickly degrades into a Game of Shame, which in our case (and your's) it's a good thing. We wrap things up with a Take It or Leave It and a quick round of Listener Questions. So sit back, lube up, and enjoy the show! As always, you can listen on the player there on the right, unless you're on the mobile page! In that case, CLICK HERE, listen through iTunes, or use your favorite podcast app on your smartphone! If you use iTunes, please, rate and review us! Free flux capacitor for anyone that does!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Podcast Episode 60

Hello again, swabs! This week on the Mickey Mutineers podcast, we have the one, the only Rebecca Kelly! (http://disneywithme.wordpress.com/) She's responsible for a whole lot of our audience and just a super fun lady! With her, we cover the recent Oscars, some Magic Kingdom news, and then we play a wild round of Birnbaum's Blitz! The entire episode is just full of fun and hilarious acts of chaos. And singing! Because, singing! We had too much fun. Also there was a surprise hijacking. We're still not sure how it happened but it did. So buckle up for this one, because this episode goes to 11!

Also, Jake may not have been so clear on his "Save the podcast industry" pitch, so if you have any questions, everything is explained in great detail at http://fundanything.com/patenttroll If you enjoy podcasts, or you have one of your own and enjoy what you do, check that out.

As always, you can listen on the player there on the right, unless you're on the mobile page! In that case, CLICK HERE, listen through iTunes, or use your favorite podcast app on your smartphone! If you use iTunes, please, rate and review us! Free hornets nest for anyone that does!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Well This is Currently My Favorite Thing

After singing Let it Go for the first time on TV at the Oscars, Idina Menzel got to do it again the next day!...With Jimmy Fallon and The Roots... using classroom instruments. And it's amazing! And guess what? She really CAN hit that final note! It's awesome. Take a look, see!