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The Episode of Magic

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

Release Date: 08/21/2020

Jambo! from Nahtazu AKA a Visit to Disney's Animal Kingdom show art Jambo! from Nahtazu AKA a Visit to Disney's Animal Kingdom

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

Join Chris and Glenn as get a recap of Chris' trip to Animal Kingdom. Is it now Chris' favorite park? Listen to find out!

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Disneyland Reopening, Points of Light and Other Disney News and Rumors show art Disneyland Reopening, Points of Light and Other Disney News and Rumors

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

Join Chris and Glenn as we recap some of the recent Disney news and rumors and talk about Chris' upcoming trip to Animal Kingdom.

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Hall of Presidents: Past, Present, and Future with special guest Casey Liss show art Hall of Presidents: Past, Present, and Future with special guest Casey Liss

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

Casey Liss joins us as we discuss the past, present, and future of the Hall of Presidents

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Disney is Going to Use Robots for Meet and Greets? Is This Crazy or Genius? show art Disney is Going to Use Robots for Meet and Greets? Is This Crazy or Genius?

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

Chris and Glenn discuss the possibility of using robots as characters in meet and greets, the status of the parks: Disneyland still not open, no New Years Celebrations at WDW, ParkHopping returning, and end with the Candlelight Processional

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Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover - WEDWay show art Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover - WEDWay

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

Chris and Glenn discuss the history of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover - WEDWay

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What Is Going On at Disney? Layoffs, Park Crowds, Disneyland Still Closed. Is It Still Fun? show art What Is Going On at Disney? Layoffs, Park Crowds, Disneyland Still Closed. Is It Still Fun?

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

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.

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DizWiz's trip to WDW! Rise of the Resistance! Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway! Magic Kingdom! Bye, bye, Money! show art DizWiz's trip to WDW! Rise of the Resistance! Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway! Magic Kingdom! Bye, bye, Money!

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

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.

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The Episode of Magic show art The Episode of Magic

Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

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.

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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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  • Chris has a surprise history topic to cover…Magic Shops at Disney Parks!
    • Original Magic Shop
      • Disneyland opening day
      • Merlin’s Magic Shop in Fantasyland
      • Taylor & Hume
      • Merv Taylor  worked with cutting edge materials and had an interest in Magic
      • Opened a shop in Hollywood
      • Merv Taylor was asked by Walt Disney
      • Steve Martin worked in the shop for 3 years
      • http://www.charactercentral.net/L996_DisneyCharacters_DisneylandResort_Disneyland_MainStreetMagicShop.aspx#
    • Moved to Main Street - Main Street Magic Shop
      • 1957
      • Original stayed open until Merlin’s closed in 1983
      • Where the confectionary is at WDW.
      • Same cast member demonstrations.
      • The July 28, 1977 issue of the Disneyland Line employee newsletter described the “quaint, cozy specialty shop” where “Shelf upon mysterious shelf filled with such oddities as joy buzzers, garlic taffy, dribble glasses and rubber masks attract the wandering eyes of visitors to the shop
      • 2009 takeover by Houdini’s Magic Shop (private operator)
        • Chain
        • Vegas
    • WDW - House of Magic
      • 1971
      • As its Disneyland precursor had, the House of Magic sold cards, hand tricks, masks, puzzles, and “gags.” Cast members bantered as they performed various hand magic and demonstrated products for sale.
      • Closed 1995.
      • 2017 returned to original facade.
    • Tokyo
      • Part of World Bazaar
    • Disneyland Paris
      • https://www.disneylandparis.com/en-us/shops/disneyland-park/merlin-l-enchanteur/?CMP=ILC-DPFY20Q1wo1107190053A
      • is Merlin l’Enchanteur
      • Tucked away in Sleeping Beauty Castle
      • Magic themed but not magic tricks.
    • Hong Kong
      • Similar to DLP
      • “Merlin’s Treasures”