Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 56 "Making Hollywood Magical"

With the opening of the new Mickie and Minnie ride in Disney’s Hollywood Studios we take a look at the history of what was once considered the sleepiest theme park in Disney’s collection. We’l explore how this “half day” park has been transformed into a premier destination attraction in just the last few years. From Toy Story Land to Star War’s: Galaxy’s Edge we’ll explore how Hollywood Studio’s has once again reinvented itself.

Star Wars Insights will take a quick look at a romantic proposal in Disneyland’s Galaxy Edge. A rainbow sea of iconic lightsabers lit the way for a special couple to share their love and passion for the Star Wars universe and for each other, culminating in a marriage proposal for the ages. It’s truly a sight to see and we’ve got the video for your convenience.

The Coronavirus infects our Entertainment News segment this week forcing the cancellation or postponement of several iconic entertainment related events. We take a look at how this world wide outbreak is effecting the entertainment industry in ways no one thought it would and we explore what the future impact on the entertainment industry might be.

We’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the Week, a quickly look at some upcoming events and close the show out with a fantastic performance by a friend of the show Dan Fooks.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 47 “Nothing But Star Wars”

Returning from the holiday we give you a deep dive into our adventures at Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We look at the overall ambiance, the vendors, the rides and the completely immersive feeling of actually being on the planet Batuu. It’s one of the most unique experiences we’ve ever had in over twenty trips to Walt Disney World in Florida. We’ve got footage of the experience, interactions with cast, building a lightsaber at Savi’s workshop and much of the Rise of the Resistance ride.

In entertainment news we’ll recap what was an incredible season finale of the Mandalorian then give our impressions, though not our rant on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. A fitting end to the saga that could have been a little more polished for our liking. All in all another great podcast.

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Insights into Teens: Episode 47 “Vacation Recap”

Fresh off a two week holiday break your hosts are back discussing our various adventures while away from the studio. We talk about how to keep a teenager occupied on an eleven plus hour drive. What it’s like to stay at four different Disney Vacation Club resorts and some of the activities available. Then we’ll give you a detailed look at the new Galaxy’s Edge world of Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu recently opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park and some of the cool things we were able to do there.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 46 “Greasing the Lines at Disney”

In this holiday themed episode we take a look at the experimental new ride queuing system Disney is using to manage crowds with the new Rise of the Resistance ride at Galaxy’s Edge in Orlando Florida. We also talk about Bob Iger’s olive branch to Martin Scorsese regarding the on going tumult surrounding the famed directors opinion of Disney’s superhero movies. We’ll then look at a heart warming story of a fan’s gift to Olivia Newton-John and we’ll talk a bit about the much anticipated return of season 4 of The Expanse on Amazon Prime Video before winding down with a few holiday themed Insightful Picks of the Week and a very special holiday project our hosts have been working on for a few weeks as a present to all of our loyal audience.

We’ll be back in the New Year after a brief hiatus over the holidays with more great podcasts!

We wish each and every one of you a happy and healthy holiday and a wonderful new year.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 35 “The Happiest Vegans on Earth”

Disney to offer a vegan friendly menu at all of its dining locations in the parks while they sort out the overall lack of interest they’re facing with Star Wars Galaxy’s edge. Then we’ll look at some of the desperate moves Disney is making to compensate for drop in park admissions, including further eroding the guest experience by axing popular street performances in it’s Orlando Parks. All while Disney throwing Disney US Parks Chief Catherine Powell under the bus for the failures of the entire company, including the over paid Disney CEO Bob Iger.

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