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March 25, 2019
TTSP #67: Greg Meader on Sound Design for Spaceship Earth, Tower of Terror, Splash Mountain, and Phantom Manor
Sound designer Greg Meader joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about his work at Walt Disney Imagineering on attractions like the 1994 version of Spaceship Earth, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Splash Mountain, and Phantom Manor. Become a Member of The Tomorrow Society and support the podcast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/tomorrowsociety. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety Instagram: http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tomorrowsociety/ Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Check out my recommendations for books, music, and movies about Disney theme parks at tomorrowsociety.com/disneypicks.
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59 min
March 11, 2019
TTSP #66: Brian Jay Jones, Author of Jim Henson: The Biography and George Lucas: A Life
Author Brian Jay Jones joins Dan Heaton on The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about his biographies of George Lucas and Jim Henson plus Star Wars, Disney theme parks, The Muppets, and his upcoming book on Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss). Learn more about Brian and his books at https://brianjayjones.com. Become a Member of The Tomorrow Society and support the podcast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/tomorrowsociety. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety Instagram: http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tomorrowsociety/ Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Check out my recommendations for books, music, and movies about Disney theme parks at tomorrowsociety.com/disneypicks.
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71 min
February 25, 2019
TTSP #65: Len Testa on Galaxy’s Edge, Disney Dining, and the Future of Disney World Transportation
Len Testa of Touring Plans.com, The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, and The Disney Dish Podcast joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, declining Disney restaurants, and the future of Walt Disney World transportation. Become a Member of The Tomorrow Society and support the podcast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/tomorrowsociety. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety Instagram: http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tomorrowsociety/ Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Check out my recommendations for books, music, and movies about Disney theme parks at tomorrowsociety.com/disneypicks.
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82 min
February 11, 2019
TTSP #64: Peggie Fariss on 50 Years at Disney and Producing Spaceship Earth
Peggie Fariss joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about working at Disney for 50 years, including time producing Spaceship Earth, managing the Disney Gallery, and leading Imagineering at Disneyland Paris. Become a Member of The Tomorrow Society and support the podcast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/tomorrowsociety. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety Instagram: http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tomorrowsociety/ Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Check out my recommendations for books, music, and movies about Disney theme parks at tomorrowsociety.com/disneypicks.
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78 min
January 28, 2019
TTSP #63: Skipper Ben Rebstock on Working at Walt Disney World, Inside the Magic, and the Disney/MGM Studios
Skipper Ben Rebstock joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about working at Walt Disney World in the Disney College Program, Inside the Magic, and what Disney should do at the Disney/MGM Studios after the opening of Galaxy's Edge. Follow Skipper Ben Rebstock on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RealSkipperBen and the Marty Called podcast at https://twitter.com/MartyCalled. Become a Member of The Tomorrow Society and support the podcast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/tomorrowsociety. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety Instagram: http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tomorrowsociety/ Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Check out my recommendations for books, music, and movies about Disney theme parks at tomorrowsociety.com/disneypicks.
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56 min
January 14, 2019
TTSP #62: Rand Boyd, Elbow Grease and Pixie Dust
Rand Boyd, author of Elbow Grease and Pixie Dust: Memories of Disneyland Maintenance, joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about the book and what it was like to work behind the scenes at Disneyland in the '80s and '90s. Learn more about Elbow Grease and Pixie Dust by visiting http://themeparkpress.com/books/elbow-grease-pixie-dust.htm. Become a Member of The Tomorrow Society and support the podcast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/tomorrowsociety. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety Instagram: http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tomorrowsociety/ Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Check out my recommendations for books, music, and movies about Disney theme parks at tomorrowsociety.com/disneypicks.
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51 min
January 7, 2019
Free Preview – The Tomorrow Society Bulletin: Three C’s for Disney’s Future
On this special free preview of The Tomorrow Society Bulletin Podcast for Members of The Tomorrow Society, I talk about the three C's that will impact Disney's future: capacity, crowds, and costs. Become a Member of The Tomorrow Society and support the podcast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/tomorrowsociety. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety Instagram: http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tomorrowsociety/ Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Check out my recommendations for books, music, and movies about Disney theme parks at tomorrowsociety.com/disneypicks.
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39 min
December 17, 2018
TTSP #61: Rick Harper, Director of Impressions de France
Rick Harper, director of Impressions de France, joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about that Epcot film plus his work in the model shop at WED and other projects for Disney. Become an Official Member of The Tomorrow Society and support the podcast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/tomorrowsociety. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety Instagram: http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tomorrowsociety/ Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Check out my recommendations for books, music, and movies about Disney theme parks at tomorrowsociety.com/disneypicks.
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68 min
December 3, 2018
TTSP #60: Producer John Walker on Disney’s Tomorrowland, The Incredibles, and The Iron Giant
John Walker, executive producer of Tomorrowland, joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about that movie plus The Iron Giant and both Incredibles films. Become an Official Member of The Tomorrow Society and support the podcast on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/tomorrowsociety. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety Instagram: http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tomorrowsociety/ Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Check out my recommendations for books, music, and movies about Disney theme parks at tomorrowsociety.com/disneypicks.
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40 min
November 19, 2018
TTSP #59: Dan Cockerell, Former Vice President of The Magic Kingdom
Dan Cockerell, former vice president of Epcot and The Magic Kingdom, joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about his career, what it's like to operate Disney's parks and resorts, and why he decided to leave Disney. Learn more about Dan Cockerell at his website at dancockerell.com. Follow Dan Cockerell on Twitter at twitter.com/dancockerell and on Instagram at instagram.com/dancockerell. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety Instagram: http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tomorrowsociety/ Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Support The Tomorrow Society Podcast by signing up for a free trial from Audible at audibletrial.com/tomorrowsociety. Learn about other ways you can support the show at tomorrowsociety.com/support. Check out my recommendations for books, music, and movies about Disney theme parks at tomorrowsociety.com/disneypicks.
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38 min
November 5, 2018
TTSP #58: Brian P. Miles, Retro Disney World Podcast and Lake Buena Vista Historical Society
Brian P. Miles of the Retro Disney World podcast and the Lake Buena Vista Historical Society joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about his background, why preserving Walt Disney World history is important, and his favorite past attractions. Learn more about the Retro Disney World podcast at https://www.retrowdw.com/, and follow Brian P. Miles on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BrianPMiles. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety Instagram: http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tomorrowsociety/ Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Support The Tomorrow Society Podcast by signing up for a free trial from Audible at audibletrial.com/tomorrowsociety. Learn about other ways you can support the show at tomorrowsociety.com/support. Check out my recommendations for books, music, and movies about Disney theme parks at tomorrowsociety.com/disneypicks.
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54 min
October 29, 2018
TTSP #57: Tim Grassey on Galaxy’s Edge, Guardians of the Galaxy, and a Changing Epcot
Tim Grassey of the E-Ticket Report and WDW Theme Parks returns to The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about all the big news on Walt Disney World. Our conversation includes Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the Guardians of the Galaxy coaster at Epcot, the success of Toy Story Land, and the replacement for Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. We also talk about the recent soft attendance at Walt Disney World and new complexities in planning a vacation. Check out Tim's website at www.wdwthemeparks.com and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/WDWThemeParks. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook at facebook.com/tomorrowsociety, Instagram at instagram.com/tomorrowsociety, and Twitter at twitter.com/tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Support The Tomorrow Society Podcast by signing up for a free trial from Audible at audibletrial.com/tomorrowsociety. Learn about other ways you can support the show at tomorrowsociety.com/support. Check out my recommendations for books, music, and movies about Disney theme parks at tomorrowsociety.com/disneypicks.
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74 min
October 15, 2018
TTSP #56: AJ Wolfe of the Disney Food Blog on Walt Disney World’s Underrated Dining Spots
AJ Wolfe, Owner and Editor of the Disney Food Blog, returns to The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about underrated dining spots at Walt Disney World across all four theme parks, Disney Springs, and the Disney resorts. Check out disneyfoodblog.com for all the latest information on Disney dining. Follow AJ Wolfe at twitter.com/DisneyFoodBlog and Facebook.com/DisneyFoodBlog. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook at facebook.com/tomorrowsociety, Instagram at instagram.com/tomorrowsociety, and Twitter at twitter.com/tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Support The Tomorrow Society Podcast by signing up for a free trial from Audible at audibletrial.com/tomorrowsociety. Learn about other ways you can support the show at tomorrowsociety.com/support. Check out my recommendations for books, music, and movies about Disney theme parks at tomorrowsociety.com/disneypicks.
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45 min
October 8, 2018
TTSP #55: Composer Mark Mancina on the Music of Moana, Tarzan, and The Lion King
Composer Mark Mancina joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about his background and career writing music for so many classic films, including Disney projects like Moana, The Lion King, Tarzan, and The Haunted Mansion. Learn more about the music of Mark Mancina's work at mancina.music.com. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook at facebook.com/tomorrowsociety, Instagram at instagram.com/tomorrowsociety, and Twitter at twitter.com/tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Support The Tomorrow Society Podcast by signing up for a free trial from Audible at audibletrial.com/tomorrowsociety. Learn about other ways you can support the show at tomorrowsociety.com/support. Check out my recommendations for books, music, and movies about Disney theme parks at tomorrowsociety.com/disneypicks.
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32 min
September 24, 2018
TTSP #54: Brent Young, Super 78 Studios
Brent Young, president and creative director of Super 78 Studios and co-host of The Season Pass Podcast, joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about his background and projects plus current trends in the theme park industry. Follow all of Brent's work at Super 78 Studios on their official site at super78.com. Listen to Brent on The Season Pass as seasonpasspodcast.com. Learn more about the Walt Disney Birthplace project at thewaltdisneybirthplace.org. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook at facebook.com/tomorrowsociety, Instagram at instagram.com/tomorrowsociety, and Twitter at twitter.com/tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Support The Tomorrow Society Podcast by signing up for a free trial from Audible at audibletrial.com/tomorrowsociety. Learn about other ways you can support the show at tomorrowsociety.com/support. Check out my recommendations for books, music, and movies about Disney theme parks at tomorrowsociety.com/disneypicks.
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57 min
September 17, 2018
TTSP #53: A Trip to Walt Disney’s Marceline
This episode of the Tomorrow Society Podcast is all about Walt Disney's childhood hometown of Marceline, Missouri. My family recently took a day trip to Marceline, and this podcast covers all the sights from that trip. Learn more about the Walt Disney Hometown Museum at waltdisneymuseum.org. Support the Midget Autopia resurrection at bringbackautopia.com Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook at facebook.com/tomorrowsociety, Instagram at instagram.com/tomorrowsociety, and Twitter at twitter.com/tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Support The Tomorrow Society Podcast by signing up for a free trial from Audible at audibletrial.com/tomorrowsociety. Learn about other ways you can support the show at tomorrowsociety.com/support. Check out my recommendations for books, music, and movies about Disney theme parks at tomorrowsociety.com/disneypicks.
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34 min
September 10, 2018
TTSP #52: Tony Cortese on Walt Disney: Master of Dreamers
Filmmaker Tony Cortese returns to The Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss his documentary Walt Disney: Master of Dreamers, which will be released in 2019. Learn more about Walt Disney: Master at Dreamers and the October 13th Anaheim event at masterofdreamers.com and like the film on Facebook at facebook.com/masterofdreamersmovie. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook at facebook.com/tomorrowsociety, Instagram at instagram.com/tomorrowsociety, and Twitter at twitter.com/tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Support The Tomorrow Society Podcast by signing up for a free trial from Audible at audibletrial.com/tomorrowsociety. Learn about other ways you can support the show at tomorrowsociety.com/support.
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39 min
August 27, 2018
TTSP #51: Lou Prosperi on The Imagineering Process
Author Lou Prosperi joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk with Dan about his new book The Imagineering Process and his passion for learning more about Walt Disney Imagineering. Learn more about Lou's work at imagineeringtoolbox.wordpress.com and follow Lou on Twitter at twitter.com/louprosperi. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook at facebook.com/tomorrowsociety, Instagram at instagram.com/tomorrowsociety, and Twitter at twitter.com/tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Support The Tomorrow Society Podcast by signing up for a free trial from Audible at audibletrial.com/tomorrowsociety. Learn more about ways you can support the show at tomorrowsociety.com/support.
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49 min
August 20, 2018
TTSP #50: A Visit to Six Flags St. Louis
On this episode of the Tomorrow Society Podcast, host Dan Heaton describes his recent trip to Six Flags St. Louis in late July. He recorded some audio from that trip and provides his reactions to the park during the trip. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook at facebook.com/tomorrowsociety, Instagram at instagram.com/tomorrowsociety, and Twitter at twitter.com/tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Support The Tomorrow Society Podcast by signing up for a free trial from Audible at audibletrial.com/tomorrowsociety. Learn more about ways you can support the show at tomorrowsociety.com/support.
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28 min
August 13, 2018
TTSP #49: Shannon Albert, WDW Prep School.com
Shannon Albert of WDW Prep School joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast and talks to Dan Heaton about building her website and podcast to help with Walt Disney World trip planning. Check out Shannon's trip planning tools and tips at wdwprepschool.com. Follow Shannon on Twitter at twitter.com/WDWPrepSchool. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook at facebook.com/tomorrowsociety, Instagram at instagram.com/tomorrowsociety, and Twitter at twitter.com/tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Support The Tomorrow Society Podcast by signing up for a free trial from Audible at audibletrial.com/tomorrowsociety. Learn more about ways you can support the show at tomorrowsociety.com/support.
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44 min
July 30, 2018
TTSP #48: Ricky Brigante, Inside the Magic and Pseudonym Productions
Ricky Brigante, founder of Inside the Magic, joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about the origins of that podcast and his ultimate decision to sell the site. He also talks about his current work on immersive entertainment at Pseudonym Productions. Learn more about Pseudonym Productions at questionreality.com. Follow Ricky Brigante on Twitter @rickybrigante and Instagram at @ricky.brigante. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook and Instagram @tomorrowsociety and Twitter @tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Support The Tomorrow Society Podcast by signing up for a free trial from Audible at audibletrial.com/tomorrowsociety. Learn more about ways you can support the show at tomorrowsociety.com/support.
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53 min
July 16, 2018
TTSP #47: Seth Kubersky on Universal Orlando’s Future and Toy Story Land
Seth Kubersky returns to The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about the future of the Universal Orlando resort, including a possible new theme park and a Harry Potter attraction, a Forbidden Forest coaster likely opening in 2019. We also discuss his recent visit to Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Follow Seth Kubersky on Twitter and Instagram at skubersky. Learn more about the Unofficial Guides at theunofficialguides.com. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook and Instagram @tomorrowsociety and Twitter @tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Support The Tomorrow Society Podcast by signing up for a free trial from Audible at audibletrial.com/tomorrowsociety. Learn more about ways you can support the show at tomorrowsociety.com/support.
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47 min
July 2, 2018
TTSP #46: Toy Story Land and the Future of Disney’s Hollywood Studios
On this episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast, I discuss my feelings about the newly opened Toy Story Land and the future of Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. I take a close look at Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers and the current state of the Studios with these new attractions. I also talk about what may happen when Galaxy's Edge, the new Star Wars expansion, opens at the Studios next year. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook and Instagram @tomorrowsociety and Twitter @tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
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33 min
June 21, 2018
TTSP #45: Composer Paul Leonard-Morgan on Creating the Score for Test Track
Composer Paul Leonard-Morgan joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss his background plus the music for the current version of Test Track at Epcot and his work on the Tron Realm at Shanghai Disneyland. Paul has also composed the scores for popular films like Dredd and Limitless, TV series like Dynasty and MI-5, and a lot more. Follow Paul Leonard-Morgan on Facebook at facebook.com/PaulLeonardMorg and twitter.com/PaulLeonardMorg. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook and Instagram @tomorrowsociety and Twitter @tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
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36 min
May 29, 2018
TTSP #44: How Bowers, Retro Disney World Podcast
How Bowers, one of the hosts of the Retro Disney World Podcast, joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss Walt Disney World's past, why we're drawn to extinct attractions, and what it takes to put together his podcast. Learn more about the Retro Disney World Podcast at retrowdw.com. Follow How Bowers on Twitter @goawaygreen. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook and Instagram @tomorrowsociety and Twitter @tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
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63 min
May 8, 2018
TTSP #43: Steve Alcorn on Building EPCOT Center
Steve Alcorn, CEO of Alcorn McBride, joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss his work as an engineering consultant at EPCOT Center during its construction and the changes in the theme park industry since 1982. Learn more about Steve Alcorn's work at alcorn.com, pick up his books at themeperks.com, and discover his online imagineering course at imagineeringclass.com Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook and Instagram @tomorrowsociety and Twitter @tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
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54 min
April 30, 2018
TTSP #42: Matt Parrish, WEDWay Radio and The Thirty20Eight
Matt Parrish of WEDWay Radio and The Thirty20Eight joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss podcasting, Disney history, Silver Dollar City, and a lot more. Visit facebook.com/wedwayradio or twitter.com/wedwayradio to learn more about WEDWay Radio. Follow the Thirty20Eight podcast on Twitter at twitter.com/thirty20eight. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook and Instagram @tomorrowsociety and Twitter @tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
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39 min
April 22, 2018
TTSP #41: Top 5 Books for Epcot Fans
This episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast is all about books on Epcot and its history. I count down my Top 5 and describe a lot more titles you should read. Check out the full list of books mentioned in this podcast at tomorrowsociety.com/epcot-books-podcast. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook and Instagram @tomorrowsociety and Twitter @tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
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31 min
April 16, 2018
TTSP #40: Katy Price, Walt Disney’s Melody Makers
Katy Price joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about her book Walt Disney's Melody Makers: An Autobiography of the Sherman Brothers and their huge influence on Disney's films and theme parks. Learn more about Katy's art, writing, and other work at facebook.com/KatyPriceStudios. Find more information about Walt Disney's Melody Makers at themeparkpress.com/books/melody-makers. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook and Instagram @tomorrowsociety and Twitter @tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
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41 min
March 27, 2018
TTSP #39: Seven More Questions with Len Testa
Len Testa of The Disney Dish and Touring Plans returns to The Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss seven topics from the world of Disney’s theme parks. We cover the recent surge in crowds in January, the future of theme parks and transportation, and Pandora’s success. Check out Len’s work at www.touringplans.com and disneydish.bandcamp.com. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/lentesta. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook and Instagram @tomorrowsociety and Twitter @tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
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64 min
February 28, 2018
TTSP #38: Tim Grassey on Epcot’s Future
Tim Grassey of The E-Ticket Report returns to The Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss Epcot’s future, Pandora: The World of Avatar, and his new podcast Marty Called. Check out Tim's website at www.wdwthemeparks.com and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/WDWThemeParks. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook and Instagram @tomorrowsociety and Twitter @tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
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83 min
January 23, 2018
TTSP #37: My Walt Disney World Trip Report
This episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast is all about my latest trip to Walt Disney World over MLK weekend. I cover my first visit to Pandora: The World of Avatar, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, Frozen Ever After, and so much more. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook and Instagram @tomorrowsociety and Twitter @tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
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50 min
January 7, 2018
TTSP #36: Jeff Baham on The Haunted Mansion
Jeff Baham joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about his book The Unauthorized Story of Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion and the attraction's fascinating history. Learn more about Jeff Baham's work at doombuggies.com and moustalgia.com. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook and Instagram @tomorrowsociety and Twitter @tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
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61 min
December 18, 2017
TTSP #35: Jerry Green, 25 Years Inside Universal Studios
Jerry Green joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to speak with Dan Heaton about his 25 years working at Universal Studios as a tour guide, show host, and entertainment director. Learn more about Jerry's books and career at jerrylanegreen.com. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on iTunes at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook and Instagram @tomorrowsociety and Twitter @tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
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50 min
December 11, 2017
TTSP #34: Coco Review (Disney-Pixar)
This special mini-episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast is all about the new Disney-Pixar film Coco, which is a stunning movie with a strong message about life, family, and the power of memories. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on iTunes at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook and Instagram @tomorrowsociety and Twitter @tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
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28 min
December 4, 2017
TTSP #33: Composer Bruce Broughton
Composer Bruce Broughton joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss his work scoring many Disney theme park attractions, including Spaceship Earth, Ellen’s Energy Adventure, Soarin’ Around the World, and The Timekeeper. Learn more about Bruce's work at brucebroughton.com. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on iTunes at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook and Instagram @tomorrowsociety and Twitter @tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
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55 min
November 19, 2017
TTSP #32: Planning a Weekend Trip to Disney World
This episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast focuses on planning my next Disney World trip in January over a long weekend. I discuss lessons learned from previous trips, FastPasses, and staying at The Animal Kingdom Lodge. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on iTunes at tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook and Instagram @tomorrowsociety and Twitter @tomorrowsoc! Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
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40 min
October 30, 2017
TTSP #31: Mike Rahlmann, Be Our Guest Podcast
Mike Rahlmann of the Be Our Guest Podcast joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss his background, what inspired him to start the show in 2009, Walt Disney World, and building a podcast community. Learn more about Mike Rahlmann and the Be Our Guest Podcast at beourguestpodcast.com. Contact The Tomorrow Society Podcast by e-mail at dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Twitter @tomorrowsoc and Facebook & Instagram @tomorrowsociety. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts through tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe.
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47 min
October 17, 2017
TTSP #30: AJ Wolfe, The Disney Food Blog
AJ Wolfe, Owner and Executive Editor of the Disney Food Blog, joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss Disney dining, her background, and what inspired her to start the Disney Food Blog in 2009. We also discuss the value of the Disney Dining Plan, the rise of Disney Springs, and the challenges of doing a restaurant review. Check out disneyfoodblog.com for all the latest information on Disney dining. Contact The Tomorrow Society Podcast by e-mail at dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Twitter @tomorrowsoc and Facebook & Instagram @tomorrowsociety. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts through tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe.
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44 min
October 9, 2017
TTSP #29: Christian Moran, True-Life Adventures
For episode 29 of The Tomorrow Society Podcast, Christian Moran joins to talk about his new book True-Life Adventures and his YouTube channel Enchanted Tiki Couple. We discuss Walt Disney’s work as an environmentalist, fun anecdotes about Disney’s nature documentaries, and the legacy of those films. Follow Christian Moran on Twitter @ChristianMMoran and Enchanted Tiki Couple on Facebook @enchantedtikicouple. Contact The Tomorrow Society Podcast by e-mail at dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Twitter @tomorrowsoc and Facebook & Instagram @tomorrowsociety. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts through tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe.
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41 min
September 13, 2017
TTSP #28: Top 10 Theme Park Bucket List
On this episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast, Dan lists the top 10 choices on his theme park bucket list, including a few embarrassing revelations. The picks span the globe and include choices from Disney, Universal, and some wild cards. Contact The Tomorrow Society Podcast by e-mail at dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Twitter @tomorrowsoc and Facebook @tomorrowsociety. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts through tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe.
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42 min
August 14, 2017
TTSP #27: Ken Kebow on The Whimsical Imagineer
Filmmaker Ken Kebow joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss his documentary The Whimsical Imagineer about Disney legend Rolly Crump. Learn more about The Whimsical Imagineer at rollycrump.com. Contact The Tomorrow Society Podcast by e-mail at dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Twitter @tomorrowsoc and Facebook @tomorrowsociety. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts through tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe.
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48 min
August 7, 2017
TTSP #26: Jeff Barnes on The Wisdom of Walt
This episode's guest is Jeff Barnes (aka Dr. Disneyland), who discusses his book The Wisdom of Walt, teaching a class about Disneyland, and his upcoming book Beyond the Wisdom of Walt. Learn more about Jeff Barnes’ books at thewisdomofwalt.com. Contact The Tomorrow Society Podcast by e-mail at dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Twitter @tomorrowsoc and Facebook @tomorrowsociety. Subscribe to The Tomorrow Society Podcast on Apple Podcasts through tomorrowsociety.com/subscribe.
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52 min
July 26, 2017
TTSP #25: D23 Expo, Nate Parrish of WEDWay Radio
This week's guest is Nate Parrish of WEDWay Radio, who joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss all the news on upcoming attractions at the parks from the recent D23 Expo. We also cover the origins of Nate's Disney fandom and his work on the WEDWay Radio podcast. Contact The Tomorrow Society Podcast by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com, on Facebook @tomorrowsociety, or on Twitter @tomorrowsoc. The Tomorrow Society Podcast theme is written by Adam Hucke and performed by The Sophisticated Babies. Learn more about Adam's music at adamhucke.com.
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62 min
July 12, 2017
TTSP #24: Top 5 Extinct Attractions at Disney World
On this episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast, I’ve put my cards on the table and ranked my Top 5 Extinct Attractions at Walt Disney World. I could narrow the choices to a single park or even just a section like Future World, but that’s too easy. The point is to force me to make difficult choices when selecting favorites. Contact The Tomorrow Society Podcast by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com, on Facebook @tomorrowsociety, or on Twitter @tomorrowsoc.
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36 min
June 16, 2017
TTSP #23: Aaron Wallace, Thinking Fan’s Guide
This week's guest is Aaron Wallace, the author of the Thinking Fan's Guide to Walt Disney World: Epcot and the first book in that series about The Magic Kingdom. He joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss Epcot and its possible future. Rumors are swirling about the park, and we discuss what we'd like to see with any new expansions. Learn more about Aaron's books at aaronwallaceonline.com. Follow Aaron Wallace on Twitter @aaronwallace. Contact The Tomorrow Society Podcast by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com, on Facebook @tomorrowsociety, or on Twitter @tomorrowsoc.
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49 min
May 1, 2017
TTSP #22 – Spring Break Disney World Trip Report
This episode includes details on my trip to Walt Disney World in March during Spring Break. I cover the highlights, some trip planning and touring miscues, and my top dining experiences. I also discuss FastPass Plus, the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, and Memory Maker. Send questions and feedback by e-mail to dan@tomorrowsociety.com. Follow the podcast on Twitter @tomorrowsoc and on Facebook @tomorrowsociety.
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46 min
April 4, 2017
TTSP #21: The Sounds of a Walt Disney World Trip
This episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast gives you a brief aural glimpse into my latest experience visiting the resort. A full trip report episode will be released in the next few weeks. First, here’s a quick audio look at my week in Orlando. For an added bonus, I have included the full Tomorrow Society Podcast theme song at the end of the episode. Stay tuned until the final minute for the full composition, which was written by Adam Hucke and performed by The Sophisticated Babies. Contact me by e-mail at dan@tomorrowsociety.com. You can also follow me on Twitter @tomorrowsoc and on Facebook and Instagram @tomorrowsociety.
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25 min
February 21, 2017
TTSP #20: 7 Disney World Questions with Len Testa
Len Testa, President of Touring Plans.com and co-host of the Disney Dish, joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss the latest news from Disney's theme parks. We cover the upcoming Pandora expansion, Rivers of Light, fixing Epcot, and a lot more. Follow Len Testa on Twitter thorough @lentesta. Check out the Disney Dish by visiting disneydish.bandcamp.com. Stay updated on what's happening at The Tomorrow Society by visiting tomorrowsociety.com. Contact Dan Heaton by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com and on Twitter through @tomorrowsoc.
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64 min
January 29, 2017
TTSP #19: Tim Grassey on Fixing Epcot
Tim Grassey of the E-Ticket Report podcast and wdwthemeparks.com joins the Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss how to fix Epcot at Disney World. The park still has so much potential, but it now falls short of its glory days as EPCOT Center. The key is developing a coherent theme that gives Disney flexibility to make quality attractions that won't go out of date anytime soon.
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52 min
January 22, 2017
TTSP #18: The Pros and Cons of FastPass Plus
This episode focuses on FastPass Plus, Disney World's crowd management system. I list three pros and three cons of the service and discuss touring strategies for my upcoming Disney World trip.
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41 min
December 18, 2016
TTSP #17: Sam Gennawey on JayBangs
Sam Gennawey returns to the Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss his new book JayBangs, which focuses on Jay Stein of MCA. Jay was a key figure in the rise of Universal and in building Universal Orlando. Sam and I also discuss the rivalry between Universal and Disney and where it may go in the future.
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42 min
September 11, 2016
TTSP #16 – Chad Emerson on a New Theme Park Era
Chad Emerson returns to the Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss a crazy year for Disney World and the theme park industry. We also look ahead to what's coming with the Pandora and Star Wars expansions and how Universal fits into the picture.
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63 min
July 29, 2016
TTSP #15: Top 5 Attractions at Six Flags St. Louis
This episode ranks the top five attractions at Six Flags St. Louis and includes a trip report of a visit to the park in July 2016.
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35 min
June 29, 2016
TTSP #14: Tony Cortese, The Disney Dreamfinders
This episode's guest is Tony Cortese, director of the new documentary "The Disney Dreamfinders", which looks at Disney bloggers and podcasters that have moved to Orlando to get closer to the parks. Learn more about the film at dreamfindersmovie.com.
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33 min
May 27, 2016
TTSP #13: James H. Carter II on Foolish Mortals
This episode's guest is James H. Carter II, the host of the Creepy Kingdom podcast. He's directing a documentary called Foolish Mortals about the fans of the Haunted Mansions. Learn more at foolishmortalsdoc.com.
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44 min
May 10, 2016
TTSP #12: Doug Barnes, The Season Pass Podcast
This episode's guest is Doug Barnes, the owner and producer of The Season Pass Podcast. We discuss the origins of the show and its evolution into an industry giant. Learn more about The Season Pass at seasonpasspodcast.com.
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54 min
May 2, 2016
TTSP #11: Philip B. Swift on The Dark Side of Disney
This week's guest is Philip B. Swift, director of the documentary The Dark Side of Disney. We discussed the film, Philip's history with theme parks, and how he became a filmmaker. We also discussed his debut feature The Bubble about the residents of Celebration, Florida.
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52 min
March 15, 2016
TTSP #10: Christian Moran, Director of Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow
Christian Moran returns to The Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss his new documentary "Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow: The Futurism of Walt Disney".
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44 min
February 9, 2016
TTSP #09: Seven Lessons from My WDW Trip
I recently visited Walt Disney World with my family over the MLK weekend. We stayed four nights at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and I learned quite a bit. This podcast includes seven lessons that I learned as part of that recent trip to Disney World.
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27 min
January 6, 2016
TTSP #08: Len Testa of Touring Plans.com
This episode's guest is Len Testa, the president of Touring Plans.com and longtime co-host of the WDW Today podcast. We discuss his background, Touring Plans' growth, and the recent rise in crowds at Disney World.
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55 min
December 8, 2015
TTSP #07: Ben Lancaster, Walt’s Frozen Head
This week's guest is Ben Lancaster, the writer and director of The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head. We discuss the movie and the challenges in shooting covertly at Disney World.
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42 min
November 16, 2015
TTSP #06: Chad Emerson on Disney World’s Future
My guest is Chad Emerson, author of Project Future: The Inside Story Behind the Creation of Walt Disney World. Our conversation delves into where Disney World is heading in the near future, particularly with Star Wars. We also discuss how Universal has changed in recent years.
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54 min
October 27, 2015
TTSP #05: Seth Kubersky on Universal Orlando
This episode's guest is Seth Kubersky, author of the Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando. Our discussion covers what's happening at Universal, how their approach differs from Disney's, and where they're heading in the future.
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45 min
September 25, 2015
TTSP #04: Sam Gennawey on the Rise of Universal
Author and theme park expert Sam Gennawey appears on the Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss his book Universal vs. Disney and Walt Disney's concepts for the original EPCOT.
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50 min
September 8, 2015
TTSP #03: Christian Moran, Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow
This episode's guest is writer and filmmaker Christian Moran, author of the book Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow: Walt Disney and Technology. Christian and I discuss the book, his film projects, and whether optimism about technology is still possible in our modern culture.
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34 min
August 28, 2015
TTSP #02: Ryan Ritchey, After the Fair
This episode's guest is Ryan Ritchey, director of the documentary After the Fair, which focuses on the 1964-65 World's Fair and the many parts that still exist today. Ryan and I discuss his film, some of the most interesting stories from the project, and the greatness of the original EPCOT Center.
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48 min
June 26, 2015
TTSP #01: An Introduction
This episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast provides an introduction to my background with Disney and theme parks. I discuss my first trips to Disney World as a kid, my connection to themed entertainment today, and podcasts that have inspired me.
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17 min
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