After an illustrious 40-year Imagineering career, Joe Rohde just shared his plan to retire on Jan. 4, 2021. We can’t thank Joe enough for his infectious passion, being an incredible teacher and mentor, and for inspiring generations of Disney Imagineers and guests from around the world. Wishing @JoeRohde all the best in his next journey and on the many, many more adventures yet to come.
This video was gonna be extra footage on my app when i was with libsyn but apple keeps saying no to my podcast. grrrr anyway here it is for you to enjoy. I think I released this but not sure. I am thinking of putting up special content on here for ATF supporters to access only. This is from The Great Movie Ride from mousefest 2008
On this show we listen to the top 7 must see at WDW but we have two versions. The first one is from 2004 with Krissa and then 2007 with Stacy. Also some WDW commercials of rides that are now open. We also listen to the audio from the Disneyland Gallery when you call it would give an announcement that they were closing.
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When visiting Epcot, one of the things that I enjoy the most is indulging at the pavilions around World Showcase Lagoon. I love being able to sample authentic treats from around the world, discover new scents & fragrances, and get that feeling that I’m being whisked away to new places in each and every pavilion that I visit around the Lagoon. Now when you visit Epcot World Showcase, you will find two new locations that will tantalize your taste buds and transport you to far off places without having to board a 10 hour flight.
Opening today, September 30th, Karamell-Küche (which is German for caramel kitchen) is opening its doors to let the scent of fresh caramel float through the walkways of the Germany Pavilion and onto Epcot World Showcase. This new shop will engulf you in the sights and smells of an old world German caramel shop. Storck USA, makers of Werther’s Original Caramels, invite you to sample a variety of tasty treats – brownies, cookies, and fudge – all created using Werther’s famous caramel. In addition, Cast Members will make homemade caramel corn, caramel covered apples and caramel covered strawberries right before your eyes at Karamell-Küche. A fun fact about this unique shop is that it is the only freestanding retail location for Werther’s in the world, and not only will carry items made fresh daily but a variety of specialty merchandise and gifts that are only available at Epcot.
In addition to the new caramel confections in the Germany Pavilion, Epcot is also transporting your senses to the boulevards of Paris at the newest addition to the France Pavilion. Givenchy, a worldwide leader in couture fashion, beauty and fragrances, has opened their newest shop in the former Library area of the Le Plume et Palette shop in the France Pavilion. The Givenchy Shop is the first of its kind in the United States – offering a full array of Givenchy make-up, skincare and fragrance products.
To celebrate the opening of their new shop in the France Pavilion, Givenchy is hosting a special event for all Epcot Guests September 30th-October 3rd. To celebrate, when Guests visit the new shop during this event, they are invited to take part in fragrance samplings, have their make-up done by a professional Givenchy make-up artist and receive a special gift with purchases of $50 or more in Givenchy products.
Next time you’re strolling through Epcot World Showcase, make sure to stop by these two new locations – your taste buds and senses will thank you!
The 11,000 registered runners will run 13.1 miles through various theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort on Saturday night at 10 p.m., then celebrate the achievement at the Finish Line Party at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival starting at 10:30 p.m. You can get into the party too – without running 13.1 miles – by buying a Finish Line Party ticket for $35 (theme park attractions and pavilions will be closed). Get your rest, though, because the party goes til 3 a.m. and will be packed with culinary delights, fine wines, Disney character meet & greets and live musical performances.
You can also check out the event’s Health & Fitness Expo at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Friday and Saturday where you can submerge yourself in all things running – everything from new training equipment to running products and apparel to seminars on running by leading industry experts.
Get details at runDisney.com. It’s the ultimate “Runner’s Night Out’’ and probably the most fun you can have without breaking a sweat.
While we’ve shared details about many of the activities, exclusive merchandise, live shows and fireworks being presented at the Last Tour to Endor after-hours party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 14, there’s one truly “epic” show that we have yet to give you details about — until now.
For one night only and as part of Star Wars Celebration V, the two worlds of Indiana Jones and Star Wars will collide in an ultimate film mashup show entitled “Raiders of the Lost Jedi Temple of Doom: A Fan Film of ‘Epic’ Proportions.”
While details for the live-action show have been shrouded in secrecy, we caught up with Disney’s Jason Surrell on the set this week and had a chance to catch one of the final rehearsals.
Great stuff, huh? Now, let us know which two Disney films you would like to see combined in a mashup show.