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Join Jim Henson Company and Mystery Science Theatre 3000 puppeteer Grant Baciocco on his quest to experience every Disney Park attraction that he can. Disneyland, Walt Disney World (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom), you name it Grant is going to try and do it all! Produced by Saturday Morning Media. Grant Baciocco, Executive Producer.

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    • Kids & Family
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Join Jim Henson Company and Mystery Science Theatre 3000 puppeteer Grant Baciocco on his quest to experience every Disney Park attraction that he can. Disneyland, Walt Disney World (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom), you name it Grant is going to try and do it all! Produced by Saturday Morning Media. Grant Baciocco, Executive Producer.

    Chip & Dale's GADGETcoaster - Disneyland

    Chip & Dale's GADGETcoaster - Disneyland

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    Let’s visit Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland to ride and review Chip ’n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster on this episode of Attraction Checklist.
    Attraction audio recorded on July 31, 2023.
    TRANSCRIPT:
    Welcome to Attraction Checklist.
    This episode we visit Disneyland to ride Chip ’n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster.
    The Disneyland website describes this attraction by saying, “Twist and turn on a speedy coaster ride built by the inventor mouse from Chip ’n’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers.  Riders must be 35” or taller to ride this attraction and the Thrill level describes it as being a Thrill Ride with Small Drops.
    Before we climb that tinker toy lift hill, here are 5 fat facts about Chip ’n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster.
    1. Chip ’n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster officially opened with the rest of Mickey’s Toontown on January 24, 1993.  On opening day, the ride was called Gadget’s Go Coaster.
    2. Having only a 44 second duration, this roller coaster is the shortest attraction in Disneyland.
    3. Chip ’n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster reaches heights of 27.9ft (8.5 meters) and soars up to speeds of 21.7 mph (34.9 km/h)
    4. The character of Gadget, you greets you as you travel up the lift hill, is voiced by Tress MacNeille.
    5. The ride was closed for refurbishment in 2022 and when it reopened in March of 2023 it had a new name and new figures of Chip, Dale and Zipper from the show Chip ’n’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers.
    Let’s go squeeze ourselves into the impossible tiny cars of Chip ’n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster.  Joining me the ride is John B. deHaas and After the attraction audio, we’ll give you our thoughts on this attraction.  This is a binaural recordings so if you have headphone put them on now as we experience Chip ’n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster at Disneyland
    The attraction audio recorded for this episode is available exclusively to the Saturday Morning Media Patron Patron.  Support the show and get fun Bonus content over at http://www.patreon.com/saturdaymorningmedia
    Episode edited by Stephen Staver
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadget's_Go_Coaster
    Show ©2024 Saturday Morning Media/Grant Baciocco
     

    • 11 min
    Disneyland Monorail - Disneyland

    Disneyland Monorail - Disneyland

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    TRANSCRIPT:
    Welcome to Attraction Checklist.
    This episode we head to Tomorrowland at Disneyland to take a round trip ride on The Monorail!
    The Disneyland website describes this attraction saying: Ride the historic, high-speed zero-emission transportation system that rockets along a single rail through the Disneyland Resort.  There are no age or height requirements for this attraction.
    Before we ride, here are five fast facts about Disneyland’s Monorail.
    1. The Disneyland Monorail opened on June 14, 1959.  When it opened it was called the Disneyland Alweg Monorail System.  Alweg being the German company that helped Walt Disney and Bob Gurr build the attraction.
    2. The Disneyland Monorail fleet is currently made up of the Red, Blue and Orange Mark VII trains.  The recording for this episode was made on Monorail Blue.  
    3.  The Monorail system uses a 600-volt DC power source and as such, it emits no direct exhaust or pollutants into the atmosphere.
    4. Each Monorail train can accommodate approximately 120 guests.
    5. There is approximately 2.5 miles or 4 kilometers of Monorail track at Disneyland.
    Let’s hop aboard Monorail Blue for a round trip ride to Downtown Disney and back.  John B. deHaas is joining me again today and after we ride, we’ll give you our thoughts on this attraction.  This is a binaural recording so if you have headphone put them on now as we ride The Monorail at Disneyland!
    The attraction audio recorded for this episode is available exclusively to the Saturday Morning Media Patron Patron.  Support the show and get fun Bonus content over at http://www.patreon.com/saturdaymorningmedia
    Episode edited by Stephen Staver
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    Show ©2024 Saturday Morning Media/Grant Baciocco
     

    • 19 min
    Magic Happens - Disneyland

    Magic Happens - Disneyland

    http://www.attractionchecklist.com - Join us as we head to Disneyland to check out the Magic Happens Parade on this episode of Attraction Checklist! Attraction audio recorded on September 20, 2023.
    TRANSCRIPT:
    Welcome to Attraction Checklist.
    This episode we visit Disneyland to experience the Magic Happens parade.
    The parade is listed as being for All Ages and runs for approximately 20 minutes.  The Disneyland website describes the attraction saying: Witness this whimsical parade celebrating magical moments from legendary Disney stories!
    Before we stake out our spot in front of It’s A Small World, here are five fast facts about Magic Happens at Disneyland.
    1. Magic Happens debuted on February 27, 2020 as part of Disneyland’s 65th Anniversary celebration.
    2. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the parade was shelved until February 26, 2023 when it returned with with a newly updated version.
    3. The parade was directed by David Duffy and Jordan Peterson and features songs written and co-composed by Todrick Hall.
    4. The song Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah from Song of the South was part of the parade when it debuted in 2020 but was replaced by You Can Fly from Peter Pan when the parade returned in 2023.
    5. The parade is scheduled to return to Disneyland on February 2, 2024.
    Let’s go see if Magic Happens is…Magic.  Joining me this episode is John B. deHaas and After the attraction audio, we’ll give you our thoughts on this attraction.  This is a binaural recordings so if you have headphone put them on now as we experience Magic Happens at Disneyland.
    The attraction audio recorded for this episode is available exclusively to the Saturday Morning Media Patron Patron.  Support the show and get fun Bonus content over at http://www.patreon.com/saturdaymorningmedia
    Episode edited by Stephen Staver
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    https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Magic_Happens
    Show ©2024 Saturday Morning Media/Grant Baciocco
     

    • 27 min
    Disney’s KiteTales - Disney's Animal Kingdom

    Disney’s KiteTales - Disney's Animal Kingdom

    http://www.attractionchecklist.com - For a short time Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World had a daytime show called Disney’s KiteTales.  We take a look at this now defunct show on this episode of Attraction Checklist.
     Attraction audio recorded on July 17, 2022.
    TRANSCRIPT:
    Welcome to Attraction Checklist.
    This episode we go back in time to Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World to experience the show Disney’s KiteTales.
    There were no age or height requirements for this attraction and the show was described by saying, “Hearts and imaginations will soar as incredible kites and windcatchers dance through the air to the beat of beloved Disney songs during this high-flying performance at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.”
    Before we watch the kites take to the sky, here are 5 fast facts about Disney’s KiteTales.
    1.  Disney KiteTales debuted at the Discovery River Theater in Animal Kingdom on October 1, 2021.
    2. Performances of Disney’s KiteTales happened several times a day and alternated between a few different shows.  One show was focused round The Jungle Book and features songs such as The Bare Necessities, Colonel Hathi’s March and I wanna be Like You.
    3. The second show, the show featured in this episode’s recording, was centered around The Lion King and featured songs like I Just Can’t Wait To Be King, Hakuna Matata and Circle of Life.  As the shows went on and popularity of the show waned, songs were cut from both shows.
    4. The show employed six jet-skis that pulled 30 foot long kites around the lagoon during the show while performers with smaller kites performed around the water’s edge.
    5. Disney’s KiteTales had its final performance on September 30, 2022.
    Let’s go pay tribute to the long gone Disney’s KiteTales.  After the attraction audio, I’ll give you my thoughts on this attraction.  This is a binaural recordings so if you have headphone put them on now as we experience Disney’s KiteTales at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
    The attraction audio recorded for this episode is available exclusively to the Saturday Morning Media Patron Patron.  Support the show and get fun Bonus content over at http://www.patreon.com/saturdaymorningmedia
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    https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Disney_KiteTails
    Show ©2023 Saturday Morning Media/Grant Baciocco
     

    • 11 min
    Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin UPDATED - Disneyland

    Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin UPDATED - Disneyland

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    It’s time to see what changes were made to Disneyland’s Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin on this episode of Attraction Checklist.  Attraction audio recorded on July 31, 2023.
    TRANSCRIPT:
    Welcome to Attraction Checklist.
    This episode takes us to Toontown in Disneyland to see the updated Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin.  
    We covered this attraction back in episode 82 of Attraction Checklist but here are a few more fast facts about the recent updates.
    1. In December of 2021, several changes were made to the attraction, the main one being the addition of a storyline featuring Jessica Rabbit.  In the previous incarnation of the ride she was seen as more of a damsel in distress in the opening scene.  The update finds her in charge, helping stop the Weasels in her new bright yellow trench coat and fedora.
    2. When Toontown closed for the addition of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin got a refurbishment with some polish and effect tweaks.  The updated version opened on March 19, 2023.
    Now let’s go ride the updated Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin.  John B. deHaas is along for the fun and we’ll give you our thoughts on the updates after we ride.  This is a binaural recording so if you have headphone put them on now as we ride Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin at Disneyland.
    The attraction audio recorded for this episode is available exclusively to the Saturday Morning Media Patron Patron.  Support the show and get fun Bonus content over at http://www.patreon.com/saturdaymorningmedia
    Episode edited by Stephen Staver
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Rabbit%27s_Car_Toon_Spin
    Show ©2023 Saturday Morning Media/Grant Baciocco

    • 11 min
    Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway - Disneyland

    Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway - Disneyland

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    Let’s head to Toontown in Disneyland to check out the west coast version of Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway.
    Attraction audio recorded on July 31, 2023.
    TRANSCRIPT:
    Welcome to Attraction Checklist.
    This episode we are visiting the newly reimagined Toontown at Disneyland to ride Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway.
    There are no age or height requirements for this attraction and  the Disneyland website describes it by saying, “Zoom off on a wild and wacky adventure through Mickey and Minnie’s madcap cartoon world.”  The Thrill Level describes this attraction as being Dark, Loud and Slow.
    Before we present our tickets at the El CapiTOON Theater, here are 5 fast facts about Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway.
    1.  On April 19, 2019, Disney announced that Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway would open at Disneyland Park in 2022.  Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway officially opened at Disneyland on January 27, 2023.
    2. Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway is a copy of the attraction of the same name at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, but the queue are is different. At Disneyland guests enter the attraction through the El CapiTOON Theater in Toontown. On display is a collection of “props” from Mickey Mouse cartoons called “Mickey Through The Ears.”
    3. The popcorn seen in the queue’s faux concession stand is shaped like Mickey, Minnie & Donald.
    4. Minnie Mouse’s voice actor Russi Taylor passed away after recording her lines for this attraction.  The song Nothing Can Stop Us Now, featured in the attraction, was dedicated to her memory. 
    5. During the construction of Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway, Toontoown at Disneyland got a refresh including new faux hills that line the back of all the buildings of Toontown.
    Let’s head to the theater to experience Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.  Joining me for the ride is John B. deHaas.  Hang out after the ride audio to hear what we thought of this Disneyland version of the attraction.  These are binaural recordings so if you have headphone put them on now as we experience Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disneyland.
    The attraction audio recorded for this episode is available exclusively to the Saturday Morning Media Patron Patron.  Support the show and get fun Bonus content over at http://www.patreon.com/saturdaymorningmedia
    Episode edited by Stephen Staver
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    SOURCES:
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    https://disneyland.disney.go.com/attractions/disneyland/mickey-minnies-runaway-railway/
    https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Trivia/MickeyAndMinniesRunawayRailway
    https://dapsmagic.com/2023/01/fun-facts-about-mickey-minnies-runaway-railway-at-disneyland/
    Show ©2023 Saturday Morning Media/Grant Baciocco

    • 23 min

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