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In this episode we welcome author, and podcaster Aaron Wallace to discuss Epcot. We have a fun discussion about the history of Epcot and some reminiscing about visiting the park. We talk about how it became what it is today, some of the extinct attractions, and what's to come. You can get Aaron's books at amazon.
Plus we hear from Eric founder of Trader Sam's Coffee Company, and our Disneyland Resort Current Events
Disneyland Resort Current Event
Star Wars Virtual Reality experience coming Jan. 5 to Disneyland Resort
"ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment arm, and its partner, The Void, released more information Wednesday, Oct. 11, on their new multi-sensory and hyper-reality experience called 'Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire.'
The virtual reality experience debuts on Jan. 5, 2018, at Downtown Disney in Anaheim. It will be housed where the Vault 28 and Fossil retail stores used to be.
According to the Void officials, teams of up to four people will don virtual reality headsets and other technology that simulates walking through the molten planet of Mustafar."
Orange County Register
Star Wars hyper-reality VR experience coming to Disneyland and Disney World
The Disney Blog
A droid named ‘Jake’ roams Disneyland. Will this and other droids follow you around in Star Wars land?
"An orange and white J4-K3 droid better known as 'Jake' was seen roaming around Tomorrowland on Tuesday, Oct. 10, beeping, interacting and mingling with visitors in front of the Star Wars Launch Bay building at Disneyland."
Disneyland cast member Carrie Barnette among those killed in Las Vegas
"Barnette was part of the culinary team at Disney California Adventure for 10 years, Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger said in a statement Monday. Calderon said Barnette worked as a food prep trainer and manager overseeing the restaurants and concession stands at the theme park’s Pacific Wharf area."
Orange County Register
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October 12, 2017
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October 3, 2017
"While crowds during the Halloween season have been slowly building the past few years, last month’s debut of all-new Halloween overlays at DCA’s most popular locations have sent the crowd levels through the roof in the past two weeks. DCA has already made new attendance records the past two Fridays, surpassing the numbers in the park that arrived to see the Cars Land grand opening back in June, 2012."
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Epcot Discussion with Aaron Wallace
Show Notes for Episode 220