Thursday, November 17, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0288 -- Facebook


This week we tackle the first batch of listener questions from Facebook.  Thanks to all those who helped picked up the team.


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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0287 -- WDW has Fallen


This week we are inspired by Matt S. to pitch a movie: WDW has Fallen.  We also catch up on some news items including drones, private ferry boats, Once Upon a Time, Epcot entertainment, Twitter acquisition, and TapuTapu.


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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0283 -- Catch up with Kivus


Topics:

Menu changes at Nomad Lounge and Trader Sam's

STK changes

Captain's Grill closing for refurbe

Whispering Canyon dessert monstrosity

Purple ocks

Scanning children

Marvel rumors

Marriott-Starwood merger


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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0282 -- Y u hate WDW and Back in Time


This week we discuss this article about why Disney World is very bad.  We also discuss when we would go back in time to WDW and the resort's prime.


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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0279 -- Ultimate MMOM and Wawa


This week we continue our artisanal touring series with one that is focused on the Mighty Men of Mouse.  We also discuss Wawa.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0278 -- Going green and going it alone


This week we are joined by Howie from Maryland to talk about whether or not WDW is doing enough for the environment.  We also discuss some of the highlights from his recent solo adventure.


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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0277 -- Satchel and 9 Good Minutes


Satchel includes thoughts on rods, Disneyland, who Ken thinks Disney should acquire, helping of Gaz's parents, the Houser Theme Park Palybook, mining magic bands for data, and last minute ADR modifications.  We also do 3 Good Minutes on our feelings about Universal and UniBros.


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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

MMOM Scavenger Hunt -- For Orlando and Everywhere

Pics or it didn't happen....

1. Order a drink made with the same types of alcohol that is on the Abracadabra menu.

2. To celebrate the return of Figaro Fries, eat cheese fries.

3. Buy something Disney related at Providence Place, which is "just a mall" like Dis Springs.

4. Find Pluto

5. Ask a passerby "what time the parade is coming by here"

6. Like a CM, make a magical moment happen for someone.

7. Take a picture with a homemade sign in front of something under construction. The sign should say "Game Changed, Again"

8. Ask the hostess at IHOP what their nightly rate is.

9. Snap a pic of a Unibro

10. Find an AA

11. Eat a Whopper or something from Panda Express

12. Eat something shaped like Mickey Mouse

13. Pay for parking, so that we can experience the feel of a Uni resort.

14. Find Mr. Potato Head

15. Drink a grapefruit beer.

16. Find 3 hidden Mickeys

17. Take a pic of someone who appears to be Disney Bounding

18. Disney Karaoke

19. In honor of the best WDW land, have a shot of tequila.

20. Eat $10 worth of wings

21. Ask a passerby where the designated smoking area is.

22. Get Starbucks and Lou's name on a cup .

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Dutch like Podcasts and talking to his Wife and Russ

I drove one of our cars down to Florida this past weekend.  I listened to 45 podcast episodes over the two days I spent on the road.  Several folks expressed interest in what I listened to, so I decided to share it here.  The spreadsheets with all the fund data are after the jump.

I listened to 2,810 minutes of podcasts from Sunday morning when I left Barrington, RI to when I landed in Warwick, RI on Wednesday morning.  That works out to 46 hours and 50 minutes.  About 2,550 minutes (42 hours and 30 minutes) of that was over the two day drive down.  I was able to do this thanks to Overcast, an iOS app that does some fun things with increasing audio playback speeds. In terms of "real time," I spent about 24+ hours listening.  Again, thanks Overcast!

The heroes of my road trip were Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller of Effectively Wild.  I thoroughly enjoyed the 16 episodes of EW that I listned to for a total of 613 minutes.  The average length of an EW episode was 40 minutes.  The second most listened to pod was Reconcilable Differences with 384 minutes.  Amazingly, that was 3 episodes.  Hello Internet comes takes third place with 328 minutes in 3 episodes.  The shortest was an episode of the Disney Dish with Jim Hill about the Animal Kingdom was a lean 18 minutes.  Data is below the jump.

Since Matt Houser asked, my favorite three podcast episodes were Effectively Wild 913 (featuring Rany and Joe), Orlando Tourism Report 78 (an excellent interview with Ron Schneider about playing Dreamfinder), and Radio Westeros 25.  The only episode/show I wouldn't recommend would be CBS Fantasy Baseball Today.  It is very bad.

One final little note.  While figuring out my drive time, I checked my phone logs.  I spent about four hours on the phone.


Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0271 -- July Gallimaufry


GALLIMAUFRY! Our first topic this week is what properties or companies we believe that Disney should try to acquire.  The second topic is salary cap style game about how we would spend an hour in the Magic Kingdom.  Finally and drawing inspiration from Effectively Wild's The only rule is that it has to work, we discuss how we would manage a small, independent amusement park.


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Addendum to Episode 271 -- Steve G.'s Time Price Sheet

Brilliant question that we discussed in Episode 271.  Big thanks to Steve G. for sharing!

How would you guys plan your hour if you received one free hour in the park with no the guest? Here are the rules: You must do at least 3 attractions and eat one meal. Here’s the catch, anything in Tier 1 you must wait 15 minutes before going on the ride. Anything in Tier 2 you must wait 10 minutes and anything in Tier 3  is no wait. Any place you want to eat will have your meal ready for you when you arrive. We’ll say 15 minutes to eat.


Length of ride based on times from Touring Plans:

Tier 1 - 15 minute wait
Big Thunder Mountain- 7 minutes
Peter Pans Fligh- 3 minutes
Space Mountain - 10 minutes
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train- 3 minutes
Splash Mountain- 10 minutes
Wishes Nighttime Spectacular- 12 minutes
Character Meet and Greets - 5 minutes


Tier 2 - 10 minute wait
Buzz Lightyear - 4.5 minutes
Dumbo - 1.5 minutes
Jungle Cruise - 8 minutes
Pirates of the Caribbean - 7.5 minutes
The Haunted Mansion - 10 minutes
Winnie the Pooh - 4 minutes
Main Street Parade - 18 minutes


Tier 3 - no wait
Astro Orbiter 2.5 minutes
Barnstormer- 2 minutes
Carrousel - 2 minutes
Carousel of Progress - 21 minutes
Country Bears - 10 minutes
Enchanted Tales with Belle - 20 minutes
Enchanted Tiki Room - 15 minutes
Hall of Presidents - 23 minutes
It’s a Small World - 14 minutes
Laugh Floor - 15 minutes
Liberty Square River Boat - 16 minutes
Mad Tea Party - 1.5 minutes
Magic Carpets of Aladdin - 1.5 minutes
People Mover - 10 minutes
PhilharMagic -  12 minutes
Stitch’s Escape - 12 minutes
Swiss Family Treehouse - 12.5 minutes
Tomorrowland Speedway - 4.25 minutes
Tom Sawyer Islans - 30 minutes
Under the Sea - 7 minutes

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0270 -- Dutch Voyage and Reviews


Dutch is taking a road trip to Florida and the team helps him plan the two days he will get in the world.  The squad also shares some positively bonkers reviews. 

MMOM on Facebook

John Kivus' road trip tips


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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0268 -- The Return of of the King


Russ is back from WDW and has some thoughts to share on all the new stuff and happenings of the last few weeks.  The show ends with some bonus audio from a Periscope done by Russ and Jeremy of Backside of Magic.

We also announced our new Facebook page.  We'd love for you to join.


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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0267 -- AP Value Propositions and Fleet Up


This week we are joined by Wes who has done a lot of work on figuring out the value offered by Walt Disney World annual passes and Universal Orlando annual passes.  His data is available here.  He also takes some time to discuss his experiences down in the World this past May.


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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0265 -- Brief Thoughts on Recent Events


Ways to help and support:

OneOrlando.org

VictimConnect (1-855-484-2846)

Give Blood

Florida See Something, Say Something (1-855-352-7233)

Russ, Kip, and Dutch extend their condolences to the 49 victims who lost their lives in the Pulse tragedy.

Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old

Amanda Alvear, 25 years old

Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26 years old

Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33 years old

Antonio Davon Brown, 29 years old

Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 years old

Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28 years old

Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25 years old

Luis Daniel Conde, 39 years old

Cory James Connell, 21 years old

Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 years old

Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 years old

Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 years old

Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25 years old

Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 years old

Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 years old

Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old

Paul Terrell Henry, 41 years old

Frank Hernandez, 27 years old

Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 years old

Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40 years old

Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 years old

Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 years old

Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25 years old

Christopher Andrew Leinonen, 32 years old

Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 years old

Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49 years old

Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25 years old

Kimberly Morris, 37 years old

Akyra Monet Murray, 18 years old

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old

Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25 years old

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old

Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 years old

Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35 years old

Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25 years old

Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27 years old

Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35 years old

Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24 years old

Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24 years old

Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old

Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 years old

Martin Benitez Torres, 33 years old

Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24 years old

Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37 years old

Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old

Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50 years old

Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 years old

Jerald Arthur Wright, 31 years old

Source of list can be found here.

We also extend condolences and prayers to the family of Lane Graves for their tragic loss.


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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0264 -- War of the Attractions and Would You Rather


This week is a gallimaufry featuring contributions from Bryan B., Matt Houser and Pete Norris.  Topics include building an Uber Park, a game of Would You Rather, and War of the Attraction Animatronics.


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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0263 -- Birthday Plans and Attraction Bids


This week we set our own bid limits for individual attractions.  We also help Ken with planning out a solo birthday trip.  The show starts with some news from around the World.


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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0259 -- Houser-maufry


This week we tackle emails from one of our favorite listeners.  Topics include intellectual properties, child discipline, unfinished business, planning for large groups, food preferences, and our favorite episodes.  The show also features 3 Good Minutes from Jason about what Magic Kingdom will look on its 100th Birthday.  The end of the show features all the great #MMOMdraft moments.


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Thursday, April 28, 2016

MIghty Men of Mouse: Episode 0258 -- Moments Draft and Ken Storey


This week we are elated to be joined by Ken Storey of the Orlando Tourism Report to discuss being a local in Orlando as part of our lifestyler series.  We also have a draft where we take turns picking the best moments during a Walt Disney World trip.


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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0257 -- Would You Like Magic with That?


This week we discuss customer service and working at Walt Disney World using Would You Like Magic with That as a jumping off point.  After the show, Kip shares some details from a recent trip.


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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0256 -- Bid Limits, Newz Bitez and Mic Drop


Inspired by recent events and stuff going on in our real lives, this week we seek out to set what the max price "should be" for a bunch of stuff offered at WDW.  We also discuss some recent news items in the Newz Bitez section.  Most importantly, Elyssa and John join us to discuss their latest offering on the greatest site on the internet


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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

🍩DONUTCAST🍩

DONUTCAST!  Russ and Dutch tried every donut at Allie's Donuts in North Kingstown, RI and recorded it.

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Visit Allie's Donuts
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Visit Ropedrop DOT net.....the greatest site on the internet
Listen to Top Four's donut episode which inspired John to inspire us

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0255 -- Backside of Mighty


This week we are joined by Jeremy of the Backside of Magic.  We take a look at value from a couple different angles including flying and driving and ideas on free stuff.  Jeremy also shares details on an upcoming solo trip.  We even get to try our hand at a Preposterous Pondering.

Backside of Magic Podcast

Jeremy on Twitter

Ryan on Twitter

Their podcast on Twitter

Erin Foster's article on Free Stuff


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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

MMOM April 2016 Bonus Episode


Bonus episode! Listener Interaction Satchel features follow up and questions on jobs at Disney and how awful some folks can be, live entertainment we've lost, chain restaurants, hot takes, differences between Future World East and West, scavenger hunts, how to handle dangerous babies, additional ideas on how to spend eternity in WDW, sandwiches, FastPass + at Disney's Hollywood Studios, doing more shows, laxbros, whether Peter Pan is a BOATRIDE, FLOAT Scores, BOATRIDES that never were, stroller crimes, selfies, ride quoters, land drafts, and IP Power Rankz.

Thanks to the following folks for helping make the show better: Elyssa, Gosh, Cassie, Ben, Scott S., President Rutherford B. Hayes, Wes, Howie, James R., Lisa and Matt, Matt S., Jeff W., Lisa Green, Tom, Alicia, Todd, Scott G., Jeremy, Brian, James, John, Brian, and more.

Articles

Lumberjacks in peril

Food chains are ok

Disney World Hacks

 


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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0252 -- Major announcement and Lifestyling


Major announcement this week about the show.  We are also joined by Elyssa and John Kivus to discuss their recent trip.  Russ Lipton stops by too.  We also interview Josh and Eric about lifestylin and profiling.  Also, please visit the best site on the internet.


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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0251 -- Properly Rated WDW and Newz Bitez


This week's main topic is things which the Walt Disney World fan community rates properly.  News Bitez include Rivers of Light info, changes to MyMagic+, Star Wars additions to the Studios, the rise of the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon, Zooptopia's success, Disney.....mopping up, and Disney Springs updates.  We close out the show with 3 Good Minutes on the prognosis for the next five years of parks fandom.  There's also a brief added on segment about the rumored resort fees.


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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0249 -- Star Wars Land Details


This week we are joined by Wes James to discuss additional details revealed on ABC's special celebrating Disneyland's 60th Anniversary.  Concept art discussed can be viewed here.  We also discuss the company's alleged financial struggles and it's effects on domestic parks.  Make sure to check out SaveTomorrowland.com.

VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER! Live show this Sunday night at 8pm!  MMOMlive.com!


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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0248 -- Reviewing reviews and Cruise Problems


This week the team takes a look at some, uh, interesting reviews on the internet of Walt Disney World.  We are also joined by Rick to talk about a recent mechanical problem on the Disney Cruise Line.  The show closes with a trio of 3 Good Minutes, including one from DisNeat.


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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0247 -- Romantic Travel Article and News


This week we get caught up on happenings in Walt Disney World and serve up some magna-hot takes.  Topics covered include parking, the DVC lounge in Epcot, the potential death of garbage pizza, the new dining offer, Boardwalk construction, the break-ins at Saratoga Springs, and the release date of Star Wars Episode 8 getting pushed back. We also discuss some garbage article from someone who didn't do any research.  Don't waste your time looking her up or her crappy article about couples who go to Walt Disney World.  Be sure to check out our friends at ROPEDROP dot NET and the Backside of Magic.


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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0246 -- IP Power Rankings


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FRANCHISE POWER RANKINGS IS HERE! Dutch presents his ranking of all the franchises in WDW and Universal Florida that are represented by attractions.  The show closes with a few 3 Good Minutes on PHASMA!, internal strife of MMOM, podcast demands, favorite spots and more.

MMOM IP Power Rankings Google Sheet


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Russ IP Power Rankings


Star Wars
Harry Potter
Toy Story
Cars
Pirates of the Carribean
Fab 5
Transformers
X-Men
Spiderman
Frozen
Despicable Me
Indiana Jones
Terminator
Jurassic Park
Simpsons
Muppets
The Little Mermaid
Beauty and the Beast
Hulk
Shrek
Finding Nemo
Cinderella
Winnie the Pooh
Dr. Seuss
Men in Black
Monsters Inc.
Lion King
The Incredibles
Alladin
Peter Pan
Alice in Wonderland
Tinkerbell/Fairies
The Mummy
Phineas and Ferb
Fantastic Four
Brave
Tomorrowland
Curious George
Straight Outta Compton
The Blues Brothers
ET
Twighlight Zone
Dumbo
Three Cabelleros
Haunted Mansion
Popeye
Country Bears
Swiss Family Robinson
Fear Factor
Honey I Shrunk the Kids
DINOSAUR
Tom Sawyer
Barney
Woody the Woodpecker
Dudley Do-Right
Fievel
Casey Junior
Song of the South

Dutch IP Power Rankings


Franchise
Star Wars
Harry Potter
Transformers
Toy Story
Frozen
Fab 5
Pirates of the Carribean
Spiderman
X-Men
Indiana Jones
Despicable Me
Jurassic Park
Terminator
The Little Mermaid
Beauty and the Beast
Hulk
Dr. Seuss
Simpsons
Shrek
Men in Black
Cinderella
Winnie the Pooh
The Mummy
Finding Nemo
The Incredibles
The Lion King
Alice in Wonderland
Monsters Inc
Peter Pan
Tinkerbell/Fairies
Aladdin
Muppets
Fantastic Four
Brave
Dumbo
Curious George
ET
Twilight Zone
Phineas and Ferb
Three Cabelleros
Tomorrowland
Haunted Mansion
Country Bears
Popeye
Straight Outta Compton
The Blues Brothers
Swiss Family Robinson
Fear Factor
Honey I Shrunk the Kids
DINOSAUR
Song of the South
Tom Sawyer
Barney
Woody the Woodpecker
Dudley Do-Right
Fievel
Casey Junior