Monday, June 30, 2014

Dinosaurs are Awesome

Did you read that title? Dinosaurs are freakin' awesome. Seriously. Who doesn't love dinosaurs? (If you just raised your hand, you can get out! YOU GET THE HELL OUT! *kicks chair over*) Anyway, where was I? Ah yes, dinosaurs! I love them. And do you know who else loves them? Disney. Disney loves dinosaurs. How do I know? In every state-side Disney park, dinosaurs are represented. Every one! Let's take a look!

Historically inaccurate.
Might as well start at the beginning with Disneyland! And what better place to put dinosaurs than on a train! Well, not on the train. You see them from the train. Right after you see the Grand Canyon. Because that's what makes the most sense. To better build upon this placement logic, they're also between Tomorrowland and Main Street U.S.A! I can't even fathom a more sensible location! Because DINOSAURS!

I've always appreciated the sunrise effect of this scene.
There's only one way to make this dinosaur scene even better, and you can find it at Epcot. The brilliant powers-that-be copied the dinosaurs from after the Grand Canyon and between Tomorrowland and Main Street U.S.A and pasted them in a building topped with solar cells, made it forty-five minutes long, and had it hosted by some blond lady voiced by Dory. I like to imagine that was the original pitch for the Universe of Energy.

As long as we're in Epcot, let's hop the monorail to the Magic Kingdom, where dinosaur action is at a minimum, but still pretty awesome. I'm talking about the bones on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! Sure, I could have used this example in Disneyland as well, but then what would I use for Magic Kingdom? I came prepared!

I don't actually know what Thunder Mountain this picture is from.
Thankfully they both look the same.
Gertie has animation significance. Look it up!
Okay, now let's take the monorail to the Ticket and Transportation Center, wait for an hour and a half for a bus to Hollywood Studios, get on the bus, realize halfway down the road that we got on the wrong bus, shoulder roll out the door, and hack our way through the Florida swamp until we arrive (finally) at Hollywood Studios. Here we have Gertie the dinosaur. You can get ice cream there. I'd tell you more but it was a bitch just to get here and I need to take a nap.

Okay, did they even try here?
Hey! California Adventure is a place! Over at California Adventure, you can't find the towering Dinosaur Jack selling sunglasses! You used to be able to, but now you can't. Don't worry, you're not missing out. It was pretty awful. So what does California Adventure have to show off in its dinosaur repertoire? Rex and Trixie. They're dinosaurs. And yes, they're toys. Come on, California Adventure. Get your dinosaur shit together.

They're dinosaurs! It counts!
You like it and you know it. Stop lying to yourself.
Finally, we end with a place that beats you over the head with dinosaurs. That's right! One of the greatest themed lands in all the Disney parks, I'm talking Dinoland U.S.A. at Animal Kingdom! Dinoland is my effing jam! I love this place! Dinosaurs everywhere! Some to ride on. Some to walk under. Some try to eat you. There's even an entire ride just called Dinosaur! This place is like dinosaur Mecca! Let's just take a few moments to bask in its glory... mmmm......
"Rub his belly, Earl!!!"





To wrap things up, let's give an honorable mention to Lucky the Dinosaur. Where have you gone, Lucky? We miss you. Come back to us.

RIP Lucky.




Tuesday, June 24, 2014

LIVE PODCAST EPISODE

Here it is! The evidence of our most recent live show!



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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Podcast Episode 74

We're back this week with a fantastic episode that we're really proud of! We breeze through the news and go straight into the triumphant return of Tim the Food Bitch! That's right! He's back and just as happily pissed as ever! This time around, he goes after Tortuga Tavern at the Magic Kingdom. After that madness is over, Josh tackles some rampant Disney urban legends and lays them to rest. And to round out the show, we finally make the ultimate list and rank the six state-side Disney parks form best worst, and the payoff at the end is one of the greatest moments in the history of our show. And as always, we finish up with some fantastic Listener Questions! So buckle up, this one is exciting!  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, June 11, 2014

Podcast Episode 73

This week we have a GLORIOUS grab-bag of topics, a plethora of points, and an overabundance of material! MyMagic+ change-ups, something about world-wide theme park attendance, Josh talks about a highly anticipated Star Wars game from E3, Jake and Time review Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Jake offers up a fantastic entry of Just the Tip for those hot days in the parks, and we conclude it with our main topic: What if classic attractions were built in the modern day? Okay I lied, after that we REALLY conclude it with a fantastic round of Listener Questions. Enjoy this one! It's better than getting the clap...  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, June 4, 2014

Podcast Episode 72

Great googly moogly! We cover a blanket of topics this week! And it's a damn big blanket! Everything from Fetsival of the Lion King, to hobos, to Pandora, to Disneyland's 60th anniversary, to Marvel movies, Star Wars, Maleficent and oh my goodness it's like a sardine can of topics! And Tim's groceries. We learn a lot about Tim's grocery list. So hang on for this one, because it's guaranteed to make you giggle uncomfortably! 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! 

CLICK HERE FOR AERIAL PHOTOS OF AVATARLAND PROGRESS (we talk about it in the episode.)