Sunday, September 23, 2007

Podcast transcription

Heard a podcast the other day and it went something like this: (the names have been changed to protect the innocent)
Hugh: "Now going back to the days of Horizons at Epcot, I understand you have some interesting insight about the retired and sorely missed classic attraction."
Heff: "Why yes I do. Many guests don't realize that the entrance to Horizons went through a multitude of changes over its existence. Namely the colors on the wall. Although described as light green by cast members, it was actually called coral green. Yet it looked blue to visitors who entered the attraction after sundown - due to the artificial lighting system. Years later it was painted more of an alligator green and if you were lucky enough to enter Horizons as the sun was setting, the walls actually looked pink. By golly pink I tell you!"
Hugh: "I have to agree with you Heff, for those of you not familiar with the entrance, it really looked pink."
Heff: "Now Imagineers didn't want pink - so they painted the walls a forest green and believe it or not it always looked green no matter what time of the day it was. This color though insulted true Epcot aficionados and there was a bit of a backlash. It didn't last long as Horizons was eventually knocked down."
These guys should be on TV!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

What's In a Name

Epcot ... such a simple & small name. Just 5 letters long. Only requires 2 vowels. Just a mere 2 syllables long. Tocpe spelled backward. Yet it means more than this post. It's more complex than the computer you are using right now. It's more powerful than your back-up drive (you do have a back-up drive, don't ya?). It even has a nice ring to it, whether in its original form EPCOT or the more accepted Epcot. Yes, it's quite a name.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

this just in from Tim Bubkis:
I once knew a guy who knew the guy whose son swept Main Street on alternate days when the sun was out. you want my autograph?
No Tim ... but maybe you can host a podcast about it.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Rupert Pupkin's FastPass Rumors

This just in from the messy desk of R. Pupkin:
Among the ideas that the Imagineers are allegedly looking into is one where a guest could book an attraction up to a year in advance. This would appeal to the visitor who needs to plan every minute of their Disney trip (such as meals, shows, and bathroom breaks).
Another idea is one that involves a second version of an attraction which would be designated FastPass. All of the popular attractions would have a double that would be for FastPass holders only. For example there would be your standard Haunted Mansion and then a FastPass Haunted Mansion right next to it.
A third idea is one in which the visitor never actually gets on an attraction, they just write books about it.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Spaceship Earth Rumor

My ear is to the street and I have caught wind of the fact that Starbucks is opening inside Spaceship Earth! A cup of Epcot java will only cost you $10.50!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Food Of Walt

With all these posts floating about having to do with Walt's private food recipes ... it got me thinking. I would really like to have his recipe for ice - if anyone has that handy.