36 episodes

The web's longest-running Disney podcast, from the creator of 'The Thinking Fan's Guide to Disney' book series. Fun and thoughtful discussion about theme parks (Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong & Paris), movies, music, Broadway, corporate Mouse House, and beyond.

Get ready for countdowns, trip reports, in-park audio, music montages, Disney history lessons, celebrity interviews, in-depth analysis, and much more.

Host Aaron Wallace is a bestselling author, entertainment writer, and attorney with an interest in pop culture, 1980s/1990s nostalgia, and everything Disney.

On Main Street with Aaron Wallace: An Unofficial Disney Fan Podcast Aaron Wallace

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 134 Ratings

The web's longest-running Disney podcast, from the creator of 'The Thinking Fan's Guide to Disney' book series. Fun and thoughtful discussion about theme parks (Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong & Paris), movies, music, Broadway, corporate Mouse House, and beyond.

Get ready for countdowns, trip reports, in-park audio, music montages, Disney history lessons, celebrity interviews, in-depth analysis, and much more.

Host Aaron Wallace is a bestselling author, entertainment writer, and attorney with an interest in pop culture, 1980s/1990s nostalgia, and everything Disney.

    Mary Poppins Returns Deep Dive, Part One

    Mary Poppins Returns Deep Dive, Part One

    As Walt Disney World debuts a new Mary Poppins Returns-themed restaurant, Aaron joins his close friends Albert Gutierrez and Jonathan Harvill for a DEEP dive into the 2018 movie musical starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Their conversation was recorded in early 2019 but is only debuting now.
    In this, the first of a multi-part discussion, On Main Street shares general impressions of the film and considers some of its biggest criticisms. (The next episode will look closely at each of the movie's songs.) 
    REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE Vanity Fair article defending Mary Poppins Returns Aaron's review of Hamilton for BroadwayWorld

    Follow Jonathan Harvill on Twitter

    Follow Albert Gutierrez on Twitter, check out his Three CommentEars Disney audio commentary series, and visit his blog: Alby Seeing You SUPPORT THE SHOW Please leave a written review for On Main Street with Aaron Wallace on iTunes!
    Check out Aaron's book series, The Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney, with books available on Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and the movie Hocus Pocus. Or get signed copies here. 
    Have you read one of Aaron’s books? Leave a review on Amazon and/or GoodReads!
    Be sure to “like” the podcast on Facebook!
    While you’re there, “like” The Thinking Fan’s Guide on Facebook too!
    CONTACT THE SHOW
    Send comments, questions, and feedback to aaronwallaceonline@gmail.com — or you can record an audio file and email it in!
    Follow Aaron and the show on Twitter!
    Follow Aaron on Instagram!
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Music copyright The Walt Disney Company; Disney Music Group, etc., unless otherwise noted. Original content copyright Aaron Wallace. On Main Street with Aaron Wallace is an unofficial fan podcast and is not authorized by, reviewed by, or affiliated with The Walt Disney Company, its affiliates, or subsidiaries. For more information, visit www.aaronwallaceonline.com.
    Cover art designed by graphic designer Patrick Westmoreland, based on Aaron’s horribly-drawn original logo from way back in 2005. 
    “On Main Street” lyrics and musical rhythm by Aaron Wallace. Vocals performed by Nicole Carino. Instrumentation arranged and performed by Carl England. Executive producer Aaron Wallace.
    Cover art and theme song are the sole copyright of Aaron Wallace.

    • 45 min
    Presidential Puppets?: How The Muppets Could Take Over Liberty Square

    Presidential Puppets?: How The Muppets Could Take Over Liberty Square

    Are The Muppets about to announce something big? Could it have something to do with Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and the Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom's Liberty Square? In this Season 15 debut and return from hiatus, Aaron looks at an admittedly far-fetched fan theory with help from special guest Blake Taylor of Park People.
    The Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom 2020 now available. Get it on Amazon. Or get a signed copy here. 
    Follow Blake Taylor on Twitter and check out Park People on Instagram and Apple Podcasts.
    SUPPORT THE SHOW Please leave a written review for On Main Street with Aaron Wallace on iTunes!
    Have you read one of Aaron’s books? Leave a review on Amazon and/or GoodReads!
    Be sure to “like” the podcast on Facebook!
    While you’re there, “like” The Thinking Fan’s Guide on Facebook too!
    CONTACT THE SHOW
    Send comments, questions, and feedback to podcast@aaronwallaceonline.com — or you can record an audio file and email it in!
    Follow Aaron and the show on Twitter!
    Follow Aaron on Instagram!
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Music copyright The Walt Disney Company; Disney Music Group, The Jim Henson Company, etc., unless otherwise noted. Original content copyright Aaron Wallace. On Main Street with Aaron Wallace is an unofficial fan podcast and is not authorized by, reviewed by, or affiliated with The Walt Disney Company, its affiliates, or subsidiaries. For more information, visit www.aaronwallaceonline.com.
    Cover art designed by graphic designer Patrick Westmoreland, based on Aaron’s horribly-drawn original logo from way back in 2005. 
    “On Main Street” lyrics and musical rhythm by Aaron Wallace. Vocals performed by Nicole Carino. Instrumentation arranged and performed by Carl England. Executive producer Aaron Wallace.
    Cover art and theme song are the sole copyright of Aaron Wallace.

    • 48 min
    Main Street Music Hall of Fame

    Main Street Music Hall of Fame

    Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod is back... with a brand-new show title, format, and more. In this Season 14 debut, Aaron walks through 70+ years of Disney music history, treatment one song from each decade to in-depth discussion. 
    Apple Music playlist corresponding to this episode
    Spotify playlist corresponding to this episode
    Bobby Driscoll arrest photo (as heard in the episode)
    The Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom 2020 now available. Get it on Amazon. Or get a signed copy here. 
    Hear Aaron and Jeff DePaoli's deep dive into Mary Poppins (1964) on Dizney Coast to Coast.
    Hear Aaron's other recent podcast appearances:
    • The Mad Chatters - "Disney Game Night IV" 
    • The Mad Chatters - "The Sounds of Walt Disney World"
    • Dizney Coast to Coast - "25 Years of Tower of Terror" 
    SUPPORT THE SHOW Please leave a written review for On Main Street with Aaron Wallace on iTunes!
    Have you read one of Aaron’s books? Leave a review on Amazon and/or GoodReads!
    Be sure to “like” the podcast on Facebook!
    While you’re there, “like” The Thinking Fan’s Guide on Facebook too!
    CONTACT THE SHOW
    Send comments, questions, and feedback to podcast@aaronwallaceonline.com — or you can record an audio file and email it in!
    Follow Aaron and the show on Twitter!
    Follow Aaron on Instagram!
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Music copyright The Walt Disney Company; Disney Music Group, etc., unless otherwise noted. Original content copyright Aaron Wallace. On Main Street with Aaron Wallace is an unofficial fan podcast and is not authorized by, reviewed by, or affiliated with The Walt Disney Company, its affiliates, or subsidiaries. For more information, visit www.aaronwallaceonline.com.
    Cover art designed by graphic designer Patrick Westmoreland, based on Aaron’s horribly-drawn original logo from way back in 2005. 
    “On Main Street” lyrics and musical rhythm by Aaron Wallace. Vocals performed by Nicole Carino. Instrumentation arranged and performed by Carl England. Executive producer Aaron Wallace.
    Cover art and theme song are the sole copyright of Aaron Wallace.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Great Movie Ride That Never Was and Always Will Be (ZADDP #82)

    The Great Movie Ride That Never Was and Always Will Be (ZADDP #82)

    The Great Movie Ride is closing for good, and to pay tribute, Aaron recreates the entire attraction experience in audio form, using dialogue and score from the movies themselves and a "best of" script combining elements of all the ride versions since 1989. Come along for this magical journey into the movies...
    Total runtime - 33 minutes
    Download in iTunes | Direct Download
    Thanks for listening! Spread the word!
    Stay up to date with the show's brand-new newsletter. Sign up at www.aaronwallaceonline.com
    CAST Tour Guide - Aaron Wallace
    "Robert Osborne" - Albert Gutierrez (The Three CommentEars)
    Mugsy - Derek Lewis (The Mad Chatters)
    Beans - Jeremy Crittenden (The Mad Chatters)
    Squid - Matthew Price (The Mad Chatters)
    Sheriff - Dwayne Tan (Once Upon a Fairy Tale)
    Alien Announcer - Jeff DePaoli (Dizney Coast to Coast)
    Temple Guard - Jeff DePaoli (Daily Disney Decision)
    AS HEARD IN THE SHOW • The Three CommentEars - an unofficial Disney audio commentary series by Albert Gutierrez, Kelvin Cedeño, and Pedro Hernandez
    • Episode #150 of The Mad Chatters podcast: "Disney Game Night"
    • Once Upon a Fairy Tale podcast by Dwayne Tan
    • DisneyDwayne (Dwayne Tan) on Twitter
    • Dizney Coast to Coast, co-hosted by Jeff DePaoli
    • Daily Disney Decision, hosted by Jeff DePaoli
    • "That's Entertainment" by The London Symphony Orchestra
    • The Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney World: Epcot (includes an entire chapter on the soon-to-close Ellen's Energy Adventure at the Universe of Energy in Future World). Get it on Amazon or order a signed copy (or book bundle) here!
    SUPPORT THE SHOW Please leave a written review for Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod on iTunes!
    Have you read one of Aaron's books? Leave a review on Amazon!
    Be sure to "like" Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod on Facebook!
    While you're there, "like" The Thinking Fan's Guide on Facebook too!
    CONTACT THE SHOW
    Send comments, questions, and feedback to podcast@aaronwallaceonline.com — or you can record an audio file and email it in!
    Follow Aaron and the show on Twitter!
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod is an official member of The Disney Podcast Network. http://www.thedpn.com
    Music copyright The Walt Disney Company; Disney Music Group, etc., unless otherwise noted. Original content copyright Aaron Wallace. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod is an unofficial fan podcast and is not authorized by, reviewed by, or affiliated with The Walt Disney Company, its affiliates, or subsidiaries. For more information, visit www.aaronwallaceonline.com.
    Download in iTunes | Direct Download

    • 33 min
    Beauty and the Geeks - Even Deeper Look at Live-Action Beauty and the Beast (ZADDP #81)

    Beauty and the Geeks - Even Deeper Look at Live-Action Beauty and the Beast (ZADDP #81)

    Picking up where they left off in Episode 79: Beastly Kingdoms, special guest Albert Gutierrez joins Aaron for an even deeper look at the new, live-action Beauty and the Beast (2017). Discussion includes meaningful quotes, key differences from the animated film, a look at the new songs, a comparison to the animated songs, the movie’s biggest weaknesses, and more…
    Also includes a tribute to Marty Skylar and June Foray. PLUS: The winner of the ZADDP Beauty and the Beast giveaway is announced.
    Total runtime – 1 hour, 16 minutes
    Download in iTunes | Direct Download  
    Thanks for listening! Spread the word!
    Stay up to date with the show’s brand-new newsletter. Sign up at www.aaronwallaceonline.com
    AS HEARD IN THE SHOW • Aaron’s newest book, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Epcot, is now available! Get it on Amazon or order a signed copy (or book bundle) here!
    • Part 1 of the live-action Beauty and the Beast discussion with Albert Gutierrez
    • The Three CommentEars – an unofficial Disney audio commentary series by Albert Gutierrez, Kelvin Cedeño, and Pedro Hernandez
    • Unofficial Mary Poppins audio commentary by Aaron Wallace and The Three CommentEars
    • Alby Seeing You (Albert Gutierrez’s blog on film and more)
    • Albert Gutierrez on Twitter (@Escapay)
    • The Tomorrow Society podcast (Episode #23)
    • Unlocking the Magic podcast (Episode #149)
    SUPPORT THE SHOW Please leave a written review for Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod on iTunes!
    Have you read one of Aaron’s books? Leave a review on Amazon!
    Be sure to “like” Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod on Facebook!
    While you’re there, “like” The Thinking Fan’s Guide on Facebook too!
    CONTACT THE SHOW Send comments, questions, and feedback to podcast@aaronwallaceonline.com — or you can record an audio file and email it in!
    Follow Aaron and the show on Twitter!
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod is an official member of The Disney Podcast Network. http://www.thedpn.com
    Music copyright The Walt Disney Company; Disney Music Group, etc., unless otherwise noted. Original content copyright Aaron Wallace. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod is an unofficial fan podcast and is not authorized by, reviewed by, or affiliated with The Walt Disney Company, its affiliates, or subsidiaries. For more information, visit www.aaronwallaceonline.com.
    Download in iTunes | Direct Download

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Redheads Tell New Tales - Pirates of the Caribbean Changes (ZADDP #80)

    Redheads Tell New Tales - Pirates of the Caribbean Changes (ZADDP #80)

    Pirates of the Caribbean is changing, and it's quite the controversy. As the famous Wench Bride Auction is set to be replaced, Aaron looks at whether the original scene is actually offensive, whether it's appropriate for Disney to change it, and what the Imagineers' duties must be when tinkering with the sacred...
    PLUS: A special announcement regarding the D23 Expo 2017 and The Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney World!
    Total runtime - 42 minutes
    Download in iTunes | Direct Download
    Thanks for listening! Spread the word!
    Stay up to date with the show’s brand-new newsletter. Sign up at www.aaronwallaceonline.com
    AS HEARD IN THE SHOW • Aaron’s newest book, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Epcot, is now available! Get it on Amazon or order a signed copy (or book bundle) here!
    • Announcement and concept art for the new scene coming to the U.S. Pirates of the Caribbean rides
    • Part 1 of the live-action Beauty and the Beast discussion with Albert Gutierrez
    • LaughingPlace.com (booth sponsor for the D23 Expo 2017)
    • Last chance to get The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom – 2nd Edition (includes 50% coupon for 3rd Edition, coming later this year!)
    • The E-Ticket Life: Stories, Essays, and Lessons Learned from My Decidedly Disney Travels by Kyle Burbank
    • Aaron’s D23 Expo 2017 book signing schedule
    SUPPORT THE SHOW Please leave a written review for Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod on iTunes!
    Have you read one of Aaron’s books? Leave a review on Amazon!
    Be sure to “like” Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod on Facebook!
    While you’re there, “like” The Thinking Fan’s Guide on Facebook too!
    CONTACT THE SHOW
    Send comments, questions, and feedback to podcast@aaronwallaceonline.com — or you can record an audio file and email it in!
    Follow Aaron and the show on Twitter!
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod is an official member of The Disney Podcast Network. http://www.thedpn.com
    Music copyright The Walt Disney Company; Disney Music Group, etc., unless otherwise noted. Original content copyright Aaron Wallace. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod is an unofficial fan podcast and is not authorized by, reviewed by, or affiliated with The Walt Disney Company, its affiliates, or subsidiaries. For more information, visit www.aaronwallaceonline.com.
    Download in iTunes | Direct Download

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

Emailko ,

LOVE

I’ve been listening to this show since 2011 and it’s my absolute favorite. Aaron’s books are equally as compelling! Highly recommend!

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Justin

Thank I am a haunted mansion fan and I will come to Disney world very soon and I love Disney pins and I Miss You guys very much love Justin

Onora432578 ,

An absolute treasure!

I am a huge Disney fan who follows Disney Parks news and happenings on the daily. I am absolutely obsessed with Disney history, art and Imagineering and I’m the person who must know every single tiny detail that goes into every inch of the Disney parks and who worked on them.
I found this podcast because I wasn’t getting enough out of my other dozen Disney related podcasts lol! I love Aaron’s strong love for classic Disney films, and the core essences of each of the theme parks. His opinions are extremely well thought out and genuine and his knowledge is incredible. I really feel like this podcast compliments my own thoughts and feelings while also inspiring new thought processes. I’m so happy I found this!!!

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