Mini-interview with Jeff Jorgensen about his family’s Disney experience. The conversation continues in Episode 026. Jeff described a legacy his grandparents set in motion by taking their entire family to Disneyland every year. The conversation nails the purpose of our podcast to the point where I had to break the interview into two episodes so that I could insert post-show comments.
We invited four listeners in for some DVC resort armchair Imagineering. We asked them to create a resort so desirable, that a DVC member would be happy staying at this resort for the remainder of their contract. We need you to vote on their proposals. The winner will advance to the final round that will have a celebrity judge. McNair Wilson, former Disney Imagineer will be judging the final round.
Have you ever had a conversation that goes along these lines? We love this resort, but we wish it had the pool from Beach Club, the monorail from the Magic Kingdom resorts and the room layout of Old Key West. Episode 010 is a tribute to Mary Shelly’s literary classic from 1818 classic: Frankenstein. Just as Dr. Frankenstein brought something to life from bits and pieces, we originally tasked four DVC members to create a brand new resort by incorporating elements from other resorts. Thus the “Franken Resort” show was born. As our members started working on the project, the lure of armchair Imagineering took over, and our members created their unique immersive resorts.
Chad Pennycuff, Terry Weaver, Shelby Russell, and Valerie Fairnington reunite for a Resort Review of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Restaurants, Pools, Transportation and Why Own Here?
Experienced Disney Vacation Club members gather for a resort review of Copper Creek Cabins and Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. The size of villas let members rank them at the bottom of DVC options; however, the resort makes up for any shortcomings.
In Episode 004 we are introducing a new episode format. Most shows are DVC member interviews. However, today’s show is the first of a regularly recurring segment called “meet the magic maker.” We talk with former Disney cast members and industry insiders who can share inside knowledge, information, and experiences directly related to our Disney vacations. In these interviews, I seek out people who in some way left their fingerprints in the parks and resorts. I’m pleased to share a conversation with legendary Disney historian Jim Korkis about the history and back stories at one of my home resorts: Wilderness Lodge. Jim is a former cast member at Disney in numerous roles. At one time, Jim lead tour groups for Disney at Wilderness Lodge. In part one, Jim covers the history of the resort from the original concept of Cypress Point Lodge to what became Wilderness Lodge.