Archive for the 'Vacation' Category

Alaina discusses a less-known Chicago disaster, but first provides some wide-ranging background. We cover the history of airships and the Zeppelin company up until one of their airships crashed through a skylight into a bank, on the first day it flew. It was the largest air crash to date, 18 years before the crash of the hindenberg was broadcast live. Why did anybody think this was a good idea?

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After learning about the nealry 150 year history of Cedar Point, we went there ourselves! In this bonus episode, we talk about the rides we experienced, the places we shopped, and the things we saw on our trip!

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Bonus! C2E2 2018

Our annual trip to our local comic (and etc.) convention was a great time, and we'd like to share it with you! Here's what we saw, did, and bought at 2018's Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. Below are links to just about everything we mention:

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Cedar Point

Grant helps us lighten up and have some fun for once! Cedar Point is one of America's oldest and greatest amusement parks, changing and growing along with, and then setting, the trends of family entertainment. Would Boeckling recognize what's happened to his summer resort, or feel pride at the continued reinvention? Is history cyclical no matter where you look? How many past episodes have connections to this one?

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Alaina's Disney series is back with an episode on the 4th and (so far) final theme park at Walt Disney World Resort: Disney's Animal Kingdom. Work began just after Hollywood Studios opened, and took 8 years and nearly a billion dollars to finish. Over a relatively short life this park has had it's own share of oddities and development, growing into one of the finest park experiences anywhere. Is the direct approach the best approach to make an attraction educational? Who really owns bones? Have we all been brainwashed by Happy Meals?

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Censor beep by Frank West of The FPlus
"Tonight" by Leonard Bernstein, arranged by George Wilkins

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In the depths of the Depression, and the shadow of an earlier event, Chicago staged the A Century of Progress International Exposition, better known as the 1933 World's Fair. Alaina takes us through an overview of the Fair's conception, some notable exhibits, and the surviving remains. How much success comes down to blind luck? How much should seeing babies cost? How do you solve a problem like Mussolini?

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Alaina brings us back to her Disney series, talking about things you won't find there anymore. Is Walt Disney World a living time capsule? What obligation is there to the memories of past guests? Why are some species of birds treated so differently?

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It's part 3 of our Disney series. Disney-MGM Studios opened in 1989, dedicated to the art, craft, and magic of the movies. Today it has a new name and new focus. Alaina teaches us about how the park came to be and how it transitioned. How does creativity shine through a web of license agreements and legal challenges? If the working studios were so needed at the time, why weren't they sustainable? How important is a consistency of experience in planning a park?

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Bonus! C2E2 2017

As we mentioned in the last episode, we spent the weekend at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo! Here's an account of what we did, what we bought, and who we met during the show! Don't forget to look at the links below for a bunch of stuff we talk about:

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EPCOT

Alaina continues her Disney Parks series with an episode on Walt Disney World Resort's second gate: Epcot. Walt Disney's original idea for all that Florida land was a planned city so unique that the world would come to see how his people lived and worked. After his death, some of those ideas, and the name, were recycled to be a theme park that serves as a permanent World's Fair. Is high modernism the path to despotism? Even so, could it have worked? How can you hit a forever-moving target: the future? Who needs rides when you can visit 11 themed gift shops and drink?

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Music by Thylacinus
Censor beep by Frank West of The FPlus
"One Little Spark" by the Sherman Brothers
"The Three Caballeros" by Manuel Esperón and Ray Gilbert

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