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Episode 012 - Candlelight Processional narrated by Roger Rabbit

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

Release Date: 12/08/2016

Disney World is Reopening! show art Disney World is Reopening!

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

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.

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Remembering Disney World's 25th Anniversary and the Castle Cake show art Remembering Disney World's 25th Anniversary and the Castle Cake

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

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.

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Disney World is Opening in July! Too Early? Too Late? Time to Discuss... show art Disney World is Opening in July! Too Early? Too Late? Time to Discuss...

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

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.

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When will Walt Disney World reopen? Special guest Casey Liss joins us to discuss show art When will Walt Disney World reopen? Special guest Casey Liss joins us to discuss

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

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

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I'd like to teach the world to sing... show art I'd like to teach the world to sing...

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

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.

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Glenn's Extraordinary Disney Cruise Line Trip Report show art Glenn's Extraordinary Disney Cruise Line Trip Report

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

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.

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Glenn and Chris Get Schooled by Andrew on Smuggler's Run! show art Glenn and Chris Get Schooled by Andrew on Smuggler's Run!

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

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

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At Disney, Sometimes Liss is More! show art At Disney, Sometimes Liss is More!

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

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.

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Holiday episode! Baby Yoda, Rise of the Resistance, and Disney Cruise discussions show art Holiday episode! Baby Yoda, Rise of the Resistance, and Disney Cruise discussions

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

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

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Light 'Em Up, Babe! Christmas lights needed at Epcot in Walt Disney World show art Light 'Em Up, Babe! Christmas lights needed at Epcot in Walt Disney World

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

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

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  • 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 Five-O).
    • Come back for Chris’ Review Corner...
    • And Chris’ Reading Corner where he reads The Princess and the Frog [Little Golden Book](http://amzn.to/2gdGUHT)
  • Livestream of Spaceship Earth transforming into Death Star
    • Needed some practice for the livestream
    • The best part was the laser
    • Express bus transportation is being charged for
  • Candlelight Processional
    • Began in 1958 at Disneyland on Main Street
    • The living Christmas Tree was added in 1960 and was formed by the Western High School A’Capella Choir. The choir director retired in 1981 and in 1982 the Disney Employee Choir filled their place, and hold it to the present time
    • Celebrity narrators were added in 1961 and Dennis Morgan was the first narrator, and was the narrator through 1964. Dick Van Dyke was the narrator in 1965 (which would end up being the last that Walt attended), and it changed each year after that, with some repeats.
    • WDW has always had a celebrity narrator. Rock Hudson was the first WDW narrator in 1971.
    • It performed for two nights only in Disneyland and WDW.
    • In 1993, because of guest demand, WDW’s was moved to Epcot and ran two shows each night for 15 nights. It was so successful that in 1994, it was expanded to 30 nights with two performances each night.
    • The Disneyland Candlelight Procession and Ceremony moved to a new home at the Fantasyland Theater in 1998, returning to Main Street in 2003, and beginning in 2012 it was presented multiple nights.
    • It’s a presentation of the Christmas story in readings by a celebrity narrator and music by a Mass choir and 50-piece orchestra
    • It’s pure Christmas; the story of the birth of Christ
    • Current music set list for Epcot’s presentation:
      • Candlelight Carillon (Processional)
      • O Little Town of Bethlehem
      • Hark The Herald Angels Sing
      • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
      • Shout for Joy
      • O Come All Ye Faithful
      • Away in a Manger
      • O Holy Night
      • Angels from the Realms of Glory
      • Il Est Ne
      • Rejoice with Exceeding Great Joy (Glenn’s favorite!)
      • What Child is This
      • Do You Hear What I Hear
      • Silent Night
      • Joy to the World
      • Hallelujah
      • The Wonderful World of Christmas (recessional)
    • We listen to the music during the Christmas season since we can’t be there, and we watched a livestream of a production last week with Neil Patrick Harris
    • Celebrity narrators