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September 16, 2019
This episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast includes an extended trip report of my 30-hour solo trip to Walt Disney World, including a review of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the International Food & Wine Festival at Epcot, and one last viewing of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. 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. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety, Instagram at http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety, Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc or YouTube at http://tomorrowsociety.com/youtube. Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
September 9, 2019
Former Disney Imagineer Tom K. Morris joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about the 50th anniversary of The Haunted Mansion, Journey Into Imagination at EPCOT Center, and Fantasyland 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. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety, Instagram at http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety, Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc or YouTube at http://tomorrowsociety.com/youtube. Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
August 26, 2019
Disney announced so much news at the D23 Expo this past weekend, and Dan Heaton has many thoughts about what it means for the future of the parks, particularly the transformation of Epcot. 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. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety, Instagram at http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety, Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc or YouTube at http://tomorrowsociety.com/youtube. Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
August 19, 2019
Former Disney Imagineer Tim Delaney joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about his 34 years at the Disney Company, including his work designing The Living Seas and Discoveryland at Disneyland Paris. Learn more about Tim's work and design concepts at his official website, timjdelaney.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. Follow The Tomorrow Society on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowsociety, Instagram at http://instagram.com/tomorrowsociety, Twitter at https://twitter.com/tomorrowsoc or YouTube at http://tomorrowsociety.com/youtube. Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
August 5, 2019
How Bowers of the Retro WDW Podcast returns to the Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about EPCOT Center, the Disney/MGM Studio's opening day, and the Retro Magic event that's happening in Orlando on October 12-13. Listen to the Retro Disney World podcast at retrowdw.com and learn about the Lake Buena Vista Historical Society at lbvhistory.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/ YouTube: http://tomorrowsociety.com/youtube Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
July 29, 2019
On this episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast, Dan Heaton reports on his recent trip with his daughters to Silver Dollar City near Branson, Missouri and describes why it's a real theme park gem. that deserves more attention. 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/ YouTube: http://tomorrowsociety.com/youtube Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
July 22, 2019
Former Walt Disney Imagineer Jim Sarno joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about sculpting the Land Pavilion fountain, SMRT-1, and working at the Disney Model Shop in the late '70s and early '80s. 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/ YouTube: http://tomorrowsociety.com/youtube Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
July 8, 2019
Former Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Lanzisero joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about his extensive career as an animator, concept designer, and senior creative vice president, with Disney, including Toontown at Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, Disney Cruise Line, and Mystic Manor in Hong Kong Disneyland. 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/ YouTube: http://tomorrowsociety.com/youtube Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
June 24, 2019
David Snyder joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about his background and his role in programming the systems for Walt Disney World and EPCOT Center, including the DACS and SMACS systems. 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/ YouTube: http://tomorrowsociety.com/youtube Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
June 10, 2019
Disney Legend Tom Nabbe joins Dan Heaton on The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about playing Tom Sawyer at Disneyland in the 1950s, being hired by Walt Disney, managing the Monorail, and opening EPCOT Center at Walt Disney World. Learn more about Tom Nabbe and his book From Disneyland's Tom Sawyer to Disney Legend: The Adventures of Tom Nabbe at his website http://tomnabbe.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/ YouTube: http://tomorrowsociety.com/youtube Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
May 27, 2019
Courtney Guth and Emily McDermott of the Book of the Mouse Club podcast join Dan Heaton on the Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about Disney books, their experiences with the Disney College program, and a lot more. Subscribe to the Book of the Mouse Club on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/book-of-the-mouse-club/id1390274130 Follow the Book of the Mouse Club on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BookOfTheMouse. Follow Courtney at https://twitter.com/Courtney_Guth and Emily at https://twitter.com/emily_mickde. 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/ YouTube: http://tomorrowsociety.com/youtube Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
May 13, 2019
Former Disney Imagineer Bob Baranick joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about Frontierland at Disneyland Paris, refreshing Epcot in the 1990s, Indiana Jones at Disneyland, and updating classic attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean. Learn more about Bob Baranick and his work at bobbaranick.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/ YouTube: http://tomorrowsociety.com/youtube Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
April 29, 2019
Lou Mongello of WDW Radio joins The Tomorrow Society Podcast to talk about moving to Orlando to start a business covering Disney, the podcasting medium, and the future of Walt Disney World. Learn more about WDW Radio and listen to the latest episodes at wdwradio.com. Follow everything that Lou Mongello is doing, including motivational speaking and life coaching, at loumongello.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/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe1BN7pS5tfvqHzIRMEXA2Q Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
April 15, 2019
In Part 2 of the trip report for Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Dan Heaton talks about the dining options, Disney characters, the KA WA'A Luau, and the Laniwai Spa. Learn more about Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa at the official website at https://www.disneyaulani.com. Listen to Episode 68: Part 1 of the Aulani trip report: https://tomorrowsociety.com/aulani-podcast-part-one/. Read Tom Bricker's review of 'AMA 'AMA from the Disney Tourist Blog at https://www.disneytouristblog.com/ama-ama-contemporary-island-cooking-review/. 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/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe1BN7pS5tfvqHzIRMEXA2Q Have feedback on this post or general thoughts on the site? Contact me by e-mail via dan@tomorrowsociety.com.
April 8, 2019
This episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast includes Part 1 of a detailed trip report from Dan Heaton about his family's recent vacation to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. The podcast covers key planning questions, including booking airfare and a room, the various activities at the resort, the kids club Aunty's Beachouse, and all the pool and beach offerings at Aulani. Learn more about Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa at the official website at https://www.disneyaulani.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.
March 25, 2019
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.
March 11, 2019
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.
February 25, 2019
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.
February 11, 2019
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.
January 28, 2019
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.
January 14, 2019
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.
January 7, 2019
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.
December 17, 2018
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.
December 3, 2018
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.
November 19, 2018
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.
November 5, 2018
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.
October 29, 2018
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.
October 15, 2018
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.
October 8, 2018
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.
September 24, 2018
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.
September 17, 2018
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.
September 10, 2018
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.
August 27, 2018
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.
August 20, 2018
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.
August 13, 2018
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.
July 30, 2018
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.
July 16, 2018
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.
July 2, 2018
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.
June 21, 2018
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.
May 29, 2018
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.
May 8, 2018
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.
April 30, 2018
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.
April 22, 2018
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.
April 16, 2018
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.
March 27, 2018
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.
February 28, 2018
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.
January 23, 2018
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.
January 7, 2018
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.
December 18, 2017
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.
December 11, 2017
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.
December 4, 2017
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.
November 19, 2017
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.
October 30, 2017
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.
October 17, 2017
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.
October 9, 2017
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.
September 13, 2017
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.
August 14, 2017
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.
August 7, 2017
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.
July 26, 2017
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.
July 12, 2017
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.
June 16, 2017
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.
May 1, 2017
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.
April 4, 2017
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.
February 21, 2017
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.
January 29, 2017
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.
January 22, 2017
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.
December 18, 2016
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.
September 11, 2016
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.
July 29, 2016
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.
June 29, 2016
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.
May 27, 2016
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.
May 10, 2016
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.
May 2, 2016
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.
March 15, 2016
Christian Moran returns to The Tomorrow Society Podcast to discuss his new documentary "Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow: The Futurism of Walt Disney".
February 9, 2016
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.
January 6, 2016
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.
December 8, 2015
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.
November 16, 2015
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.
October 27, 2015
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.
September 25, 2015
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.
September 8, 2015
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.
August 28, 2015
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.
June 26, 2015
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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