Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0313 -- Long Plane Ride and News

Banter about being trapped during air travel and a pondering which is preposterous.  Dutch has follow up and Russ has news bites on the Rock and self-driving cars.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0312 -- Lando's Satellite Dish

Banter on the reaction to Pandora.  GALLIMAUFRY topics include more on Star Wars land and immersion, the challenges of make goods and how we would have built Harry Potter at WDW.

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Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0312 -- Lando's Satellite Dish

Banter on the reaction to Pandora.  GALLIMAUFRY topics include more on Star Wars land and immersion, the challenges of make goods and how we would have built Harry Potter at WDW.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0311 -- Star Wars Resort Rumors and More

Banter about exclusive clubs.  Follow up including talk on the value of an airplane seat, fish that fly, salty vs. blank (Google Group:!topic/, and Star Wars news and rumors for the parks. 

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0309 -- ONE STAR

This week we dig through the interweb to find some absurd reviews to share.  Russ also brings the banter with our ideas for snack BANG BANGS.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0297 -- Hi Chad

This week we answer a hypothetical question from Chad about dining hopper. We also discuss an article from the Fool. 

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Mighty Men of Mouse: Episode 0219 -- Tokyo Disney Sea

This week Russ shares his adventure to Tokyo Disney Sea.  We also argue about express buses and talk about that weird Rogue One event.

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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


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:

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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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