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Episode 1090 -October Preview after 17:14-discussion of how Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party affects evening parade and fireworks schedule at MK
Episode 432: Theme Park Etiquette Revisited Beginning to 5'55", 10'35" to 12'15"
Episode 381: Tales Of A Cast Member From 10' onwards
Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade
Episode 798: Holidays At Animal Kindom/Resort Displays From commencement to 6'
Jim from California is planning a Disney Wedding and needs to pick a location for the reception in Epcot. His choices are Italy, or the upper or lower terraces at the United Kingdom pavillion and wants to know which would provide the best view of the show.
We all agree it's not going to be Italy.
Mike Scopa would go with the terrace that is closer to Future World.
Len thinks Jim will be better in the lower terrace because of a better view there and the prevailing winds favor being closer to Future World.
0045 Tim of Ohio wants to know if the Tapestry of Dreams parade will be returning to Epcot?. Len asked about this last year and the answer was no. Mike Scopa mentions they had plans for a parade for Disney's 50th celebration but it never got off the ground. Len thinks Future World would be a better place for a new parade.
1085 13:28 Jason from Massachusetts asks about viewing Illuminations from Rose and Crown.
Episode 790: Light Up The World Between 6'45" and 13'45", and 18'30" and 21'10"
Episode 635: Tip For Today From 17'15" onwards - a good late place to see Illuminations.
LS40 77'10": Greg from Lexington asks whether he can bring a tripod to film Illuminations.
0662 30'10": AtomicMickey asks where the best place to watch Illuminations from an audio perspective.
0606 16'35": Jen wants to see Illuminations on a crowded day after seeing the Candlelight Processional and have a good view.
LS35 40'15": Jay asks about the firework barge blowoff at Epcot.
51'40": Erica from NC asks why Illuminations is no longer on Disney's calendar.
0358 Ross of MA wants to know the best place for Illuminations without lining up an hour early to see the show.
0287 Sue of CT wants to know if there is always a second showing of Illuminations during Epcot's Extra Magic Hours evenings.
0164 Mike Scopa says from his room at Pop Century he can see Illuminations. Mike Scopa says any room facing hourglass lake, specifically buioldings 2, 3 & 4 (4 is a preferred building) will offer a view of Illuminations.
LS01 Part 1 - 2'20": Billy from Connecticut asks whether Illuminations is going to be changed for Epcot's 25th anniversary.
0074 For viewing the Illuminations fireworks, you can watch it from the Boardwalk with a nice view.
0034 Phil asks if the explosion at the inferno barge for Illuminations at Epcot damaged the Earth globe. Len says the globe is not damaged and the show is still worth seeing.
1079 25:24 Rachel in Pennsylvania asks about the Illuminations Cruise’s quality and value.
Episode 641: Worth it or not? Between 11'05" and 13'20"
Episode 595: The World According To Scopa Between 8'20" and 10'15"
Episode 381: The Magic Makers (Michael Scibetta) From 10' onwards
0743 11'45": Christie from PA asks if the Panel would recommend the Illuminations cruise.
0657 9'05": Craig from UK refers to Episode 572, and asks about the Wishes and Illuminations cruises.
0257 Jason also wants to know about trying to get his preferred day for his Illuminations cruise. Mike Scopa and Len both don't like the Illuminations cruise. Len says Jason could rent a 2 person boat and propose in Bay Lake.
LS06 Len reports about that Christina wants to do an Illuminations Cruise and smuggling a justice of the peace onto the cruise and having the ceremony begin 5 minutes prior to Illuminations beginning and having the ceremony end right as the fireworks starts. Bribing the captain might be necessary.
Illuminations at Christmas
Episode 796: Holidays At Epcot From 16' onwards
Episode 13: Holidays Around the World Between 6'25" and 10'20"
Episode 790: Light Up The World From 21'10" onwards
Episode 635: Tip For Today Between 5'35" and 7'45" - viewing Wishes from Baylake Towers.
LS033 106'10": Steve from Illonis asks about hearing the firework music in the Polynesian.
0540 29'25": Catlin from Indianapolis asks whether fireworks can be seen from Fort Wilderness.
0385 Kim wants to know spots near the Magic Kingdom to see fireworks other than at the Polynesian Resort or the Contemporary resorts .
0198 Lou of MA wants to know if there is a list of fireworks viewable rooms. Mike Scopa doesn't think there is any list. Matt thinks fireworks viewable rooms tend to be overrated. Mike Scopa says if the music isn't there, a large chunk of the show is missing. Mike Scopa says you can sometimes see fireworks from the 50s buidling at Pop Century.
0060 Robert of Roswell, GA and asks for opinions on fun things to do outside the parks such as riding the monorail. Matt recommends the Boardwalk Resort area and you can watch the Epcot Illuminations fireworks from the Boardwalk.
Episode 1157 - Potpourri 19:10 Mike Scopa discusses the quality of recent WDW parades
LSE1 48'55": A caller asks about previews of the July 4 fireworks.
1h04'00": AquaViola refers to Episode 6 and asks whether the Panel likes any of the new afternoon parades.
1h18'35": Jeanine comments on the parades.
0561 26'30": Marcie from Massachusetts refers to Episode 494, and asks how long in advance should you line up for parades in busy periods.
0333 Joel wants to know if the rules for parades and shows at Tokyo Disneyland could work in the United States
0332 Lynne also wants suggestions to see parades and fireworks.
0190 A family from Montana wants to know how early to be on hand for the afternoon parade on Easter. Mike Scopa says to get a spot 90 minutes ahead of time for Easter because it's one of the 4 most crowded days at the Magic Kingdom.
LS05 Josh of PA wants to know why there is a light on in Cinderella's Castle during Wishes and Spectromagic
Tom of TX wants opinions for favorite parade spots at the parks
LS01 Part 2 - 11'10": Bob from Kansas can only see two of the three night-time events, but which should he not see?
0061 Bobby from Bayonne, NJ mentions that there's a hidden Walt on every float in the Share a Dream Come True parade.
0059 Shelly Collins of Michigan wants to know about parades running when the parade closes. Len thinks it's a typo. Matt thinks instead of a parade it's a fireworks show and says that when a nighttime show and the park closing are at the same time, you must either see the show or leave since all the other attractions will be closed.
0050 Brian Gardner of Fruitdale, AL wants to know how families get to be chosen to ride in the daytime parade. Mike Scopa says that Disney is looking for a typical "Disney Family" and tends to target those families to ask.
0549 16'00": Unknown refers to Episode 454, says that Hallowishes are no longer shown twice a night, and likes riding the monorail.
0199 Jason wants to know if you can only see the holiday fireworks during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Mike Scopa says the special fireworks are shown during regular park hours as you get very close to either Halloween or Christmas but for the dates before that, it's only shown during the special events. Matt says the fireworks are a perk for paying extra.
Block Party Bash
Zoltan wants our thoughts on the parade stops at Block Party Bash.
Matt mentions Episode 389 - Bringing Block Party Bash to WDW.
0406 Bobby of VA wants to know a spot to watch Block Party Bash parade.
See Hollywood Studios.
High School Musical
0236 Jonathon of PA wants to know if tweens attractions are a good idea. Len thinks the tweens attractions make the parks more relevant but doesn't think Disney hasn't given the High School Musical cast much to work with. Matt thinks as long as there isn't a point where a land could be renamed to a tweens land. Matt mentions nothing based on TV never lasts in the parks.
Kim wants to know spots near the Magic Kingdom to see fireworks other than at the Polynesian Resort or the Contemporary resorts .
0203 Tom of TX shares a parade spot he enjoys in the Magic Kingdom.
0490 8'55": Ellie asks about the crowds during the taping of the Christmas Parade.
Main Street Electrical Parade
See also Summer Nightastic below.
1137 8:02 Frank from Canada comments on the Magic Kingdom nighttime parade music
0555 27'00": Kate from Washington refers to Episode 469, and asks about the Main Street Electronic Parade in Disneyland.
0469 Bonnie of OH wants to know if the Main Street Electrical Parade will ever return to the Magic Kingdom.
0103 Rich from Youngstown, Ohio wants to know if the Main Street Electrical Parade will ever return to Walt Disney World. Mark says the Main Street Electrical Parade moved to Disneyland Paris to be replaced by Spectromagic in Walt Disney World and there is still a version running at Disney's California Adventure. Mark doesn't think it will be coming back to Walt Disney World anytime soon.
Episode 756: Sights And Sounds (And Smells) Of WDW Between 11'55" and 12'55"
Episode 650: Amber's Show Amber from TX wants to see both SpectroMagic and Wishes from the same location.
0272 Len has found a good spots in Frontierland to watch Spectromagic. In front of a candy store with a pole to lean on with air conditioning blowing on you.
0134 Len likes Spectromagic. Matt enjoys Spectromagic. Mike Scopa likes them both and the music for Spectromagic may be a bit better. Mike Scopa says it may return one day.
0101 Kim of Madison, WI wants to know our best spots to view Spectromagic and also if there are any spots that you can watch Spectromagic from and Wishes without moving. Matt's favorite spot to watch Spectromagic is near the end of the parade route across from the bridge that goes to Splash Mountain, near the wooden fence. In Episode 6 we discussed our favorite parade and fireworks viewing tips. Len says for both Spectromagic and Wishes he would watch would be somewhere near the central hub and the bridge to Tomorrowland. Mike Newell likes to sit at the Tomorrowland Noodle Station to watch Wishes from and watches Spectromagic from the Main Street Railroad station. Mike Scopa says for both spots, Mike likes to watch on a path that goes from Casey's Corner on Main Street USA over to the ice cream parlor and if you stand right at the corner of that, you'll be able to see both.
0048 Lisa of Washington DC wants to know if she can make a 9pm Victoria & Alberts reservation, can she see an 8pm Spectromagic parade at the Magic Kingdom and still be on time for dinner?. Len says it's do-able and recommends seeing the parade from the train station end of Main Street USA and when you see the last float at 8:30ish, exit the park and take the resort boat launch that runs every 10-15 mins and that should get you there.
Wishes Dessert Party
Episode 601: Mr Voice Takes On The World Between 20'35" and 22'50".
Episode 572: The Fabulous Birthday Bash From 12'15" onwards
Episode 790: Light Up The World Between 13'45" and 18'25"
Episode 650: Amber's Show Amber from TX wants to see both SpectroMagic and Wishes from the same location.
Episode 622: Planning From Scratch (Pt. 3) Wishes versus Hollowishes, and Wishes versus Disneyland - Between 12'35" and 15'10"
LS34 33'00": Anna is looking forward to the Wishes Dessert party.
0490 25'25": Kat from Dublin, Ireland wants to know is she should change her reservation for Narcoossee's on her last night. She booked it to see Wishes afterwards, but will Wishes be happening on a night which includes Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party?
0454 Justin of MA shares his experience of Wishes during the week of Halloween.
0415 Jan of MI wants to know if regular Wishes will be shown during the week of Halloween.
0382 JillAnn of IN shares a story of watching Wishes while riding Astro Orbitor.
0287 Dan wants to know about renting a pontoon boat to watch Wishes.
0272 Len likes to watch Wishes near the Space Mountain bathrooms. Mike Newell mentions you can see Tinkerbell during Wishes.
0134 Jeniffer of CA wants to know if California Grill or Narcooses has a better view of Wishes. Matt says in a previous live show we concluded that California Grill had a much better view. Len explains why Narcooses has a not-so great view.
0101 Kim of Madison, WI wants to know our best spots to view Spectromagic and also if there are any spots that you can watch Spectromagic from and Wishes without moving. Len says for both Spectromagic and Wishes he would watch would be somewhere near the central hub and the bridge to Tomorrowland. Mike Newell likes to sit at the Tomorrowland Noodle Station to watch Wishes from and watches Spectromagic from the Main Street Railroad station. Mike Scopa says for both spots, Mike likes to watch on a path that goes from Casey's Corner on Main Street USA over to the ice cream parlor and if you stand right at the corner of that, you'll be able to see both.
0074 Matt recommends viewing Wishes at the Polynesian Resort.
Electrical Water Pageant
1091 16:50 Melinda from Tennessee praises Port Orleans, Electrical WaterPagent, Jiko, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, YeeHaw Bob, the Lines Ap, and MouseFan Travel
Samantha of LA wants to know more about the Electrical Water Pageant.
0158 Brody of MI wants more information on the Electrical Water Pageant. Mike Scopa says it takes place in front of each of the Magic Kingdom Deluxe resorts on the water and starts at about 9pm and moves from resort to resort. Mike Scopa likes watching it from the Polynesian Resort near the Volcano Pool near Sunset Point that is near some swings.
Episode 790: Light Up The World Between 19'10" and 21'10"
1189 29:57 A listener from the UK asks about the best Epcot restaurant to view Illuminations from
0686 5'50": Peter from NY asks whether the California Grill lights are lowered for Holiday Wishes.
0639 14'00": Craig wants the best viewing spot of Wishes from California Grill or Polynesian Beach.
0627 35'50": Todd from NJ asks whether you can see the fireworks from Teppan Edo.
LS34 10'20": Holly says that there is a good view of Wishes from Narcoosses.
0463 Chris of FL wants to know if he can go to California Grill and go to the bar and then see the fireworks.
0341 Brian of NJ wants to know if fireworks music is piped into Magic Kingdom resort restaurants during the hard ticket parties.
0260 Dan wants to know if there are any restaurants at the Magic Kingdom or Epcot where you can see parades or fireworks from while eating. Len says in the Magic Kingdom, the Noodle Station has some tables as well as the Plaza restaurant. Matt thinks Rose & Crown is the best option in Epcot and the counter service restaurant in Epcot is decent. Mike Scopa says the Norwegian bakery has some tables. Annette says you can see some fireworks from Cinderella's Royal Table.
LS03 Christine of CA wants to know if the view of Wishes is better from Narcooses or at California Grill.