S2E46: A Hollywood Public Works Reunion

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On this episode of Theme Park Thursday, Frank and Jen bring together three past performers from the now-defunct Hollywood Public Works crew at #AlwaysMGM. Tony Lopez, Joe Wesson and A. Ali Flores recollect their time together on Hollywood Boulevard including casting, rehearsing, favorite bits, and interacting with the audience. Listen to hear these three favorite Citizens of Hollywood as they cook with gas!

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S2E45: Disney DIY with Erica Terry

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On this episode of Theme Park Thursday with Dillo’s Diz, YouTuber Erica Terry talks to Frank and Jen about incorporating Disney to DIY projects! Plus, this little thing about the Walt Disney World theme parks reopening…

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S2E44: Q and A and FOREVER 44

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On this week’s episode, Jen & Frank answer some questions asked on @DillosDiz‘ Twitter and Instagram, including an onslaught from their Fact Checker Mel Dale! Plus, hear what happened at the 1st ever meeting of The Forever 44 Fedora Club.

Theme composed by Matt Harvey.

Intro/Outro composed by Lindsay Zaroogian.

The @DillosDiz Fact Checker IS STILL Mel Dale.

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The Forever 44 Fedora Club: Meeting the 1st

Back in December of 2019, while not staying on topic during a podcast episode of Theme Park Thursday, Frank and Jen created The Forever 44 Fedora Club.

Was it a response to Club 33?

Was it a ‘Forever?’ MuppetVision 3D reference? (Get the tee shirt at our TeePublic store, #cheapplug)

Was it because Frank always wears a fedora because he thinks he looks best wearing one and also because of his deep affection for Streetmosphere at #AlwaysMGM?

Was it because, at this time last year, Frank was determined to be forever the age of 44, refusing to acknowledge at 45 or beyond for all time but that all changed when Papa Dillo bought him a plane ticket to the Galaxy’s Edge opening for his birthday?

The answer is kinda sorta yes to all of these.

On Thursday May 14th, 2020, the 1st ever meeting of The Forever 44 Fedora Club took place at 9:30 in the evening on YouTube. Moderated by Jen (heretofore at these meetings known as ‘Judge Jen’), Several were in attendance via the stream or commenting along the way.

Side note: Appearing on the stream is by member request. Should 6 or more members request to be on the stream, we will determine how all can appear as Streamyard only allows for 6. Stay Tooned.

How do you get to be a member? You might be already! Have you asked us?!

‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ was discussed and Frank found himself reflecting on how pivotal the film was in maintaining his Disney fandom (as well as his appreciation for animation and Hollywood circa 1947).

We also announced the meal of the month, Cousin Meghan’s MeatLoaf ala the 50’s Prime Time Cafe, as constructed by the Disney Dishes Blog. The cocktail of the month (as there will always be one per the directive of Crown Prince Landon Doane) was debated between these three:

The Roger Rabbit

The Jessica Rabbit

The Scotty Tenple via Jellyrolls Facebook Page.

Check out the Live-stream HERE and join us via the FB GROUP!

Next Meeting will be held on June 18th where we will he discussing ‘Dick Tracy’

S2E43: Jellyrolls’ Scotty Kilwein

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Since 2002, Scotty Kilwein has entertained Walt Disney World guests at the dueling piano bar, Jellyrolls. Scotty joins Jen and Frank to discuss his musical origin story, his journey to Disney’s Boardwalk landmark, and his awesome Facebook live-streams happening several times a week while we all stay at home!

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S2E42: Dis ‘N’ That, pt. 2: Around the Disney Horn

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In the second of two episodes, the Dis ‘N’ That crew (Dave, Zip, Steve, and Shep) join Frank and Jen to discuss their favorite Walt Disney World park, favorite resort, favorite bar/lounge, favorite meal. Plus, a round of AM/PM for good measure! Make sure to check them out every Wednesday at 9pm on YouTube!

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S2E41: Dis ‘N’ That, pt. 1 – In The Zoom Room

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In the first of two episodes, the Dis ‘N’ That crew (Dave, Zip, Steve, and Shep) join Frank and Jen to discuss the story behind their phenomenal rise on YouTube. Make sure to check them out every Wednesday at 9pm on YouTube!

Part 2 on Thursday May 7, 2020!

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The Parks & Monorails Most Magical Hour… LIVE!

Last month, on the Monday Morning Monorail Podcast’s 100th Episode, ’twas announced that we would be joining together for what is now known as The Parks & Monorails Most Magical Hour… LIVE! Every Tuesday Night at 9:30pm EST, we gather round our YouTube live stream and take calls via Triple M’s Podbean!

On the most recent edition, we discussed what makes Disney – Disney, the Orange County guidelines for reopening WDW and Universal, and one Drunk Stormtrooper sat in with us!

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Those Balcony Feels

I haven’t blogged in awhile and this will be a cheesy one. But good cheesy. True Disney lover cheesy. I’m also writing this as EPCOT Future World BGM plays.

If you listen to Theme Park Thursday, than you know we talk a lot about the “Disney feels.” Those small things on property that just make you feel like you’re on a Disney vacation. Maybe it’s the smells, maybe it’s the music or maybe just being in the parks. We have a lot of them. The Disney breeze, the comfort of a deluxe resort room bed, eating Dole Whip only in the Magic Kingdom (with the Polynesian as an acceptable back up).

Growing up, we were lucky enough to take a trip to Disney twice a year. The first half of my childhood was spent staying at the Polynesian, the other half at the Beach Club, with a few stays at the Boardwalk as well. This is the life I’d love to be living now but back than the Beach Club only cost $99 a night, soooooo things have changed just a bit.

Frank and I have discussed various wishes we made in Disney. One of mine being in the fountain in front of EPCOT. In second grade, I wished that I would have a date to the 6th grade dance.

I know, I know. But hey, it came true! The magic of Disney!

Something else I loved to do was to sit out on the balcony at the end of the night. Sometimes it would be early enough to overhear fireworks. Others you could hear families coming back from the parks. While staying at the Beach Club, that Friendship Boat horn was your BGM. Those nights on the balcony I would think about what my life would be, who I would be and where I would end up. I probably still made wishes and believed they would all come true. I would think that someday I would meet my future husband in Disney. And I did! Of course the road there wasn’t all that smooth, but it eventually happened! I would think of my future children and how I wanted to take them to Disney often and have them grow up with it as their second home, since it was mine. I wondered if maybe I would work in Disney or where I would go to college.

And yes, if you’re trying to keep up, we’re talking about teenage Jen here: A big dreamer, hopeless romantic and believer in magic.

But isn’t that what Disney does to us/for us? It makes us believe that anything and everything is possible. The ones that truly get it know that Disney magic absolutely exists. All those things that give you those Disney feels can become your passion, your drive and set you on an amazing path. I miss those days on the balcony but I love that so many of the dreams I made back then came true.

I know we’re all missing Disney right now. We’re needing to feel those feels. And we will again. In the meantime, keep believing and working to make all of your dreams come true!

 

Sister Dillo