Month: October 2015

“Guest Room” Episode 12: Sweet Treats Go Mobile, Candlelight Processional Goes Hawaiian, EPCOT Going Solar Again, Flying Gets Cooler, and Which Way is Disney Going to Roll?”

In this episode of “Guest Room” on ENN, the Ears News Network, we talk about the potential celebration of the 11th Birthday of Stitch’s Great Escape, a new Disney app for mobile, and the final lineup of the Candlelight Processional narrators. We also catch you up on a new solar farm near EPCOT, a really COOL plane, and hear about a cast member’s night gone wrong at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/earsnewsnet/gr-episode12.mp3


Cast:

Parker Byrd – Chris Laning
Erin Dole – Paige Laning

Intro Music:

“The Whip” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Fauxmercial Music: 

“Frost Waltz” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Googlies: 

Transcript: 
PARKER:

Sweet treats go mobile, Candlelight Processional Goes Hawaiian, EPCOT Going Solar again, Flying gets cooler, Minnie gets to Work, and which way is Disney going to roll?,

Hello and welcome to the October 30th edition of “Guest Room” on ENN, the Ears News Network, bringing you Disney news you won’t believe…..and probably shouldn’t. Happy Halloween and don’t let the mask fool you. It’s me your host, Parker Byrd.

Long time park fans probably remember that on November 16th of 2004, fans arriving at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World were greeted with the shocking sight of Cinderella’s Castle festooned with….well…toilet paper. As it turned out, it was not a belated mischief night prank, but one perpetrated by none other than Experiment 626, aka “Stitch”. His misdeeds were to celebrate the opening of Stitch’s Great Escape and immersive attraction in the Tomorrowland section of the Magic Kingdom.

While the vandalism lasted only a day, the attraction is approaching 11 years old, 10 years older than it should be if you ask some fans. And rumor has it that Disney plans to roll out the white carpet as it were and celebrate that birthday by once again letting Stitch TP the castle. In fact, some cast members have already reported that industrial sized rolls of custom made, 200-ply toilet paper have been seen in a backstage warehouse.

But before your inner miscreant gets all giddy at the site of seeing such an alien encounter, our sources in Theme Park Operations tell us that logistics may wipe the celebration from the calendar, as an intense disagreement has broken out as to whether the paper should be spun off from over or under the roll.
Parker: In tech news, Disney recently released a new game for mobile devices. Our Tech reporter Erin Dole has more….Erin…

Erin:  Thanks Parker! This new Disney app is called the “Disney Dream Treats – Match Sweets”. This sweet app takes you across the globe to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris.

You can create an avatar with your picture or just use one of the heads of random guests. Many Disney characters will join you through your journey as you serve guests and take wrappers off of some treats. These characters will give you sweet and powerful power-ups to use on different levels.

You can always change your outfit at the gift shop. When you move from one park to the next park you will get a souvenir with the character that helped you.

Now this app is very fun. I personally love to play it. And, when you complete a level you will hear music that is absolutely Fantasmic!

Parker: What did you say?

Erin: Fantasmic!

Parker: Spell it

Erin: F. A. N. T. A. S. M. I. C.

Parker: K. E. Y. M. O. U. S. E.

Erin: Really Parker?

Parker: Erin Dole…everybody, ENN Tech Reporter.
With the passing of Halloween, the Disney Parks have, or will shortly make their miraculously transformation into Christmas Wonderlands. On Episode 10, we told you how one of the great Holiday traditions, the Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights is making its last appearance in Disney’s Hollywood Studios this year, leading to a lot of last minute trips to the World to see it one more time.

Happily, the future does not seem in doubt for another fan favorite Holiday tradition, EPCOT’s Candlelight Processional. The event, held in the American Gardens Theatre, which is part of the American Pavillion area in EPCOT’s World Showcase, features a celebrity narrator telling the story of Christmas while accompanied by a huge choir and orchestra.

This year’s event will run from November 27th through December 30th and will feature a dozen different celebrity narrators. Veteran narrators include Gary Sinise, Neil Patrick Harris, Whoopi Goldberg, Joe Morton, Ana Gasteyer, Edward James Olmos, Blair Underwood and Amy Grant. New this year are talk show host Meredith Vieira, actress America Ferrera who starred in the TV show Ugly Betty, and actress Chandra Wilson who plays Dr. Miranda Bailey in Grey’s Anatomy,. Rounding out the list is actor Daniel Dae Kim, formerly from the show Lost. Currently he can be seen on Hawaii Five-0 where he plays Detective Lt. Chin Ho Ho…Ho…Kelly.

Sorry I just had to do it. You see, there is a little clause in my contract.

Back after this.

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Add a quiet lullaby and before you know it you and your family will be….


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(Show resumes)

PARKER:
Welcome back to ENN, the Ears News Network. Work has begun on a new solar farm near EPCOT. The nearly 20 acre facility will be filled with solar panels and will be located near the intersection of World Drive and EPCOT Center Drive, just a stone’s throw from the EPCOT parking lot. Though we don’t recommend throwing stones at solar panels.

To allow the farm to blend in the panels will be arranged in a “Disney-inspired” design. While there is no indication as to what that design will be, some fans have speculated that Olaf would be a fun, yet highly ironic choice.

The solar farm is a partnership between the Reedy Creek Improvement District and Duke Energy. When it is fully operational it is expected to provide nearly 5-megawatts of electricity! Well, except between 2 and 5pm on most summer days.
The airline WestJet recently released a video showing one of their 737s being transformed into a Frozen-theme plane. The exterior shows Olaf sunning on the beach by the sea near the nose of the plane. That fades into ice blue and snowflakes as we approach the tail of the plane which features Anna and Elsa.

Inside the plane the same pattern is followed with overhead bins and seat backs adorned with sun flowers toward the front, fall colors in the middle and icy motifs toward the rear.

This is WestJet’s second Disney painted plane. There first one, Magic Plane, featured Mickey from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

However, the Frozen-themed plane will see much less use than the Magic Plane as it can only be operated in warmer clients during the summer months. This is due to the newly themed plane being highly difficult to de-ice.
And finally Walt Disney World Cast Member Adrian Raab from Clermont, FL, unexpectedly found himself in a lot of trouble following an incident during his shift at the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party on October 22nd. Adrian was passing out candy to guests. Now being a stickler for quality, if Adrian spotted a piece of candy that was oddly shaped, or not quite tightly wrapped, he would remove it from the candy barrel and put it into a well worn out reusable sack he kept on the ground near him.

The guests that night had an incredible collective sweet tooth, and soon Adrian’s barrel was beginning to run out of candy. Much to his relief, he soon spotted his supervisor coming toward him with a fresh supply. Upon arrival, his supervisor asked him where his “non-show worthy candy” was. Adrian gestured behind him and said “It’s in the old bag”, an unfortunate choice words. Because unbeknownst to Adrian, but clearly seen by his Supervisor, the sack of misfit sweets, had just been emptied by a grandmother with a clear case of the munchies.
And that’s all for this edition of ENN’s “Guest Room”. If you would like to comment on this episode or would like to send along a news story for us to look into drop us an email at guestroom@earsnews.net.

You can listen to this and future episodes by finding us in the iTunes store, just search on Ears News Network. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed. Details can be found on the “How to Listen” page at EarsNews.net. There you can find links to our Facebook page and Twitter account as well.

Until next time, I’m your host, Parker Byrd, saying thanks for listening to the Ears News Network, the mistrusted name in Disney news. Goodbye everybody.

New Pecos Bill Menu Causes Bad Odor in Country Bear Jamboree

Big Al in Country Bear Jamboree. (Source: Disney Wiki)

Big Al in Country Bear Jamboree. (Source: Disney Wiki)

On October 1st, the Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe in Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom in the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, reopened with an entirely different menu. The popular counter service restaurant located next to the Country Bear Jamboree was previously a fan favorite for its BBQ, its fixin’s bar, and what many called the best hamburger you could get in the parks. The BBQ and burgers are gone, and replaced by Tex-mex cuisine like fajitas, burritos, rice bowls and Southwest salads. The drastic changes will please some park guests while greatly disappointing others.

However, just a few days after the reopening, Disney was almost forced to abandon the new menu. A strange and rather unpleasant odor began appearing in the Country Bear Jamboree attraction. Imagineers began to suspect that something in the smells from the restaurant was having a chemical reaction with one of the smells common to the older attraction. Since they could not seem to narrow it down, and because the stench was having a huge impact on attraction attendance, Disney made the decision to shut down the restaurant at the end of the first week and revert back to its original menu.

However, the shutdown was averted when the cause of the repulsive odor was finally located. It turns out that after every performance of the show, Big Al was sneaking next door for a Beef Burrito.

This article originally appeared on Episode 11 of the Disney news satire podcast, “Guest Room” on the Ears News Network.

Extreme Options for Annual Passholders Stunned By Increases

In financial news Disney made big headlines on October 5th when they announced major changes to the pricing structure for their annual passes. In the Orlando parks, for Florida residents, a pass with no blockout dates will now cost $649, an increase of $120, with the cost for non-residents an additional $100. Gold Passes for Florida residents (with some blockout dates) are $549 and silver passes with blockouts dates went from $329 to $389 for Florida residents.

But the news is even more disturbing on the West Coast. Besides steep increases in the cost of the lower-tier passes for California residents, Disney eliminated the Premium Passes with no blockout dates and replaced it with two other options. The Signature Passport which costs $849.00 but has a few blockout dates including December holidays, and the Signature Plus Passport, with no blockout dates, but a record setting price tag of $1,049!

Most annual pass and passport holders, though accustomed to yearly price increases, were left stunned by this year’s changes. And while experts say that the move is more about getting a handle on heavy park crowds than increasing the bottom line, it is of little consolation to those passholders. In fact many of them have indicated that they will either forego renewing their passes….or take the extreme measure….of waiting until there’s a Groupon.

This article originally appeared on Episode 11 of the Disney news satire podcast, “Guest Room” on the Ears News Network.

Disney Advertises Loss of Duffy Bear

Duffy Bear

Duffy Bear. ©Disney

Duffy Bear, a Disney character originally designated as Mickey’s huggable teddy bear, and one that was a huge hit in Japan, has been meeting and greeting guests in EPCOT since 2010…that is, until last week.

On October 3rd, Duffy made his last appearance in World Showcase. His meet and greet spot was taken over by Daisy Duck.

Now, his leaving has met with mixed opinions, but a mostly underwhelming response. This is due to Duffy having just never really caught on here in the U.S.

However, while Disney fans don’t see this as a huge loss, Disney clearly sees it as big news! And they have gone to great lengths to get the message out, particularly to arriving guests. In several locations along the side of the roads that crisscross the resort signs can be found saying “EPCOT Resort…Bear Left”.

This article originally appeared on Episode 11 of the Disney news satire podcast, “Guest Room” on the Ears News Network.

Boom or Bust? Disney Parks’ New Slogan, “Unforgettable Happens Here”

Unforgettable Happens Here

Disney has a new slogan for promoting their parks and resorts. The “Show your Disney Side” slogan has been replaced by the simple, and elegant, “Unforgettable Happens Here”.

The main thrust of the campaign is that families create their own “unforgettable story” when they visit any of the parks at either the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, or the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

On a recent episode of the “Guest Room on the Ears News Network” podcast, ENN Parks Reporter Erin Dole, shared her thoughts on the change.  Here is a transcript of her discussion.

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PARKER: Hi Erin.

ERIN: Hey Parker.

PARKER: So this new slogan was announced a few weeks ago…

ERIN: Right.

PARKER: …but I haven’t seen too much buzz on it.

ERIN: No, there hasn’t been any buzz.

PARKER: Is it a bust right out of the gate? Or just slow to catch on?

ERIN: Well Parker, I did a little thinking…and a little asking around. I think this slogan is a bust because…quite frankly… it’s just too complicated.

PARKER: Complicated? Erin, what’s complicated about “Unforgettable Happens Here”?

ERIN: Just hear me out Parker. You are right to a point.

The first word, “unforgettable” is pretty straightforward. Disney tales are often thought as “unforgettable”, and Disney is suggesting to families that they too can build a magical tale through their experiences in the parks.

PARKER: Exactly…brilliant marketing!

ERIN: Perhaps, but then it goes completely off the rails with the next part.

PARKER: What part “Happens here”?

ERIN: Exactly!

PARKER: I don’t follow you…

ERIN: It’s simple…where exactly is here?

PARKER: The…..parks?

ERIN: I know that. But which park?

You see, let’s say for instance unforgettable happened in the Disneyland Park. At that moment, Disneyland is here. But if something else unforgettable happened at California Adventure where would it occur?

It can’t be here because here is Disneyland, so it would have to be there? But obviously “Unforgettable Happens There” lacks a certain punch.

PARKER: True….but…

ERIN: And then there are the four Florida parks as well. Anyone one of them could end up being here, which would make the rest of them and the two Disneyland Parks there.

PARKER: I suppose…..

ERIN: So if what could possibly be here ends up being there, then which there is where…. and why isn’t it here? You see what I am saying here?

PARKER: Not in the slightest.

ERIN: Come on it’s elementary my dear Parker. There can only be one here but infinite theres.

PARKER: Well you got me here…uh…there.

ERIN: So if the here is here, say at EPCOT, and not at Disneyland, then our here is the here, and not theirs.

Conversely, their there cannot possibly be here although there are lots of theres that could be here.

But until that first here we won’t know where…there is. It could be here. It could be there. It could be anywhere! Just as long as it’s not all here.

PARKER: Erin…sometimes I don’t think you are all here.

ERIN: Parker…don’t even go there!

PARKER: Erin Dole everybody. ENN Parks reporter…uh…here and there…

This article originally appeared on Episode 11 of the Disney news satire podcast, “Guest Room” on the Ears News Network.

Disney Springs Marketing Campaign Backfires!

Disney Springs Concept Art

Disney Springs Concept Art ©Disney

Downtown Disney is no more! On September 29th, the shopping and entertainment district in Walt Disney World in Orlando officially changed its name to Disney Springs. This is part of a massive renovation, retheming and reimagining of the area which some say has grown stale over the years.

In fact, two new eating establishments made their debut the very same week: Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, themed from Indiana Jones, and Morimoto Asia, a new restaurant from Iron Chef Masaharo Morimoto. These go along with some other new restaurants including The Boathouse, which opened earlier this year, and several more which are expected to open in the coming year.

In addition to dining there will be be close to 150 shops and numerous entertainment offerings.

Now Disney is really counting on this redo and is hoping they can draw some guests from the already overcrowded restaurants in the park. In fact they wrapped Disney busses with ads promoting the new dining option. The ads however caused much more excitement than Disney anticipated….with the restaurants literally besieged by guests the very first night!

Why the big response? Well, it may have had something to do with the ads saying “Disney Springs for Dinner”.

This article originally appeared on Episode 11 of the Disney news satire podcast, “Guest Room” on the Ears News Network.

“Guest Room” Episode 11: Springs, Slogans, Bears, Passes and More Bears

In this episode of “Guest Room” on ENN, the Ears News Network, we talk about the renaming of Downtown Disney to Disney Springs and how a simple marketing slogan caused a major issue at the restaurants.  We also talk about the departure of Duffy the Bear at EPCOT, the recent price hikes and changes in the Annual Pass/Passholder programs, and a smelly problem that developed after the menu changed at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Care.   Our Parks Reporter Erin Dole also joins us to discuss Disney’s new Parks and Resorts Marketing slogan “Unforgettable Happens Here”.

Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/earsnewsnet/gr-episode11.mp3

Cast:

Parker Byrd – Chris Laning
Erin Dole – Paige Laning

Intro Music:

“The Whip” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Fauxmercial Music: 

“Carefree” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Fauxmercial Related Links (Podcasts paid tribute to):

Transcript: 

PARKER: Downtown Disney springs to life, things get unforgettable for the Disney Parks, EPCOT gets off its Duff, Disney Passes Out on Guests, and a new scent makes its way into the Country Bear Jamboree.

Hello and welcome to the October 10th edition of “Guest Room” on ENN, the Ears News Network, bringing you Disney news you won’t believe…..and probably shouldn’t. I’m your host, Parker Byrd.

Downtown Disney is no more! On September 29th, the shopping and entertainment district in Walt Disney World in Orlando officially changed its name to Disney Springs. This is part of a massive renovation, retheming and reimagining of the area which some say has grown stale over the years.

In fact, two new eating establishments made their debut the very same week: Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, themed from Indiana Jones, and Morimoto Asia, a new restaurant from Iron Chef Masaharo Morimoto. These go along with some other new restaurants including The Boathouse, which opened earlier this year, and several more which are expected to open in the coming year.

In addition to dining there will be be close to 150 shops and numerous entertainment offerings.

Now Disney is really counting on this redo and is hoping they can draw some guests from the already overcrowded restaurants in the park. In fact they wrapped Disney busses with ads promoting the new dining option. The ads however caused much more excitement than Disney anticipated! With the restaurants literally besieged by guests the very first night. Why the big response? Well, it may have had something to do with the ads saying “Disney Springs for Dinner”.
In other marketing news, Disney has a new slogan for promoting their parks and resorts. The “Show your Disney Side” slogan has been replaced by the simple, and elegant, “Unforgettable Happens Here”.

The main thrust of the campaign is that families create their own “unforgettable story” when they visit any of the parks at either the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, or the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

Our parks reporter, Erin Dole, joins us in studio with her thoughts on the change….Hi Erin.

ERIN: Hey Parker.

PARKER: So this new slogan was announced a few weeks ago…

ERIN: Right.

PARKER: …but I haven’t seen too much buzz on it.

ERIN: No, there hasn’t been any buzz.

PARKER: Is it a bust right out of the gate? Or just slow to catch on?

ERIN: Well Parker, I did a little thinking…and a little asking around. I think this slogan is a bust because…quite frankly… it’s just too complicated.

PARKER: Complicated? Erin, what’s complicated about “Unforgettable Happens Here”?

ERIN: Just hear me out Parker. You are right to a point.

The first word, “unforgettable” is pretty straightforward. Disney tales are often thought as “unforgettable”, and Disney is suggesting to families that they too can build a magical tale through their experiences in the parks.

PARKER: Exactly…brilliant marketing!

ERIN: Perhaps, but then it goes completely off the rails with the next part.

PARKER: What part “Happens here”?

ERIN: Exactly!

PARKER: I don’t follow you…

ERIN: It’s simple…where exactly is here?

PARKER: The…..parks….

ERIN: I know that. But which park?

You see, let’s say for instance unforgettable happened in the Disneyland Park. At that moment, Disneyland is here. But if something else unforgettable happened at California Adventure where would it occur?

It can’t be here because here is Disneyland, so it would have to be there? But obviously “Unforgettable Happens There” lacks a certain punch.

PARKER: True….but…

ERIN: And then there are the four Florida parks as well. Anyone one of them could end up being here, which would make the rest of them and the two Disneyland Parks there.

PARKER: I suppose…..

ERIN: So if what could possibly be here ends up being there, then which there is where…. and why isn’t it here? You see what I am saying here?

PARKER: Not in the slightest.

ERIN: Come on it’s elementary my dear Parker. There can only be one here but infinite theres.

PARKER: Well you got me here…uh…there.

ERIN: So if the here is here, say at EPCOT, and not at Disneyland, then our here is the here, and not theirs.

Conversely, their there cannot possibly be here although there are lots of theres that could be here.

But until that first here we won’t know where…there is. It could be here. It could be there. It could be anywhere! Just as long as it’s not all here.

PARKER: Erin…sometimes I don’t think you are all here.

ERIN: Parker…don’t even go there!

PARKER: Erin Dole everybody. ENN Parks reporter…uh…here and there…

In other news, Duffy Bear, a Disney character originally designated as Mickey’s huggable teddy bear, and one that was a huge hit in Japan, has been meeting and greeting guests in EPCOT since 2010…that is, until last week.

On October 3rd, Duffy made his last appearance in World Showcase. His meet and greet spot was taken over by Daisey Duck.

Now, his leaving has met with mixed opinions, but a mostly underwhelming response. This is due to Duffy having just never really caught on here in the US.

However, while Disney fans don’t see this as a huge loss, Disney clearly sees it as big news! And they have gone to great lengths to get the message out, particularly to arriving guests. In several locations along the side of the roads that criss cross the resort signs can be found saying “EPCOT Resort…Bear Left”

Back after this.

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PARKER:
Welcome back to ENN, the Ears News Network.

In financial news Disney made big headlines on October 5th when they announced major changes to the pricing structure for their annual passes. In the Orlando parks, for Florida residents, a pass with no blockout dates will now cost $649, an increase of $120, with the cost for non-residents an additional $100. Gold Passes for Florida residents (with some blockout dates) are $549 and silver passes with blockouts dates went from $329 to $389 for Florida residents.

But the news is even more disturbing on the West Coast. Besides steep increases in the cost of the lower-tier passes for California residents, Disney eliminated the Premium Passes with no blockout dates and replaced it with two other options. The Signature Passport which costs $849.00 but has a few blockout dates including December holidays, and the Signature Plus Passport, with no blockout dates, but a record setting price tag of $1,049!

Most annual pass and passport holders, though accustomed to yearly price increases, were left stunned by this year’s changes. And while experts say that the move is more about getting a handle on heavy park crowds than increasing the bottom line, it is of little consolation to those passholders. In fact many of them have indicated that they will either forego renewing their passes….or take the extreme measure….of waiting until there’s a Groupon.

And finally, on October 1st, the Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe in Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom in the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, reopened with an entirely different menu. The popular counter service restaurant located next to the Country Bear Jamboree was previously a fan favorite for its BBQ, its fixin’s bar, and what many called the best hamburger you could get in the parks. The BBQ and burgers are gone, and replaced by Tex-mex cuisine like fajitas, burritos, rice bowls and Southwest salads. The drastic changes will please some park guests while greatly disappointing others.

However, just a few days after the reopening, Disney was almost forced to abandon the new menu. A strange and rather unpleasant odor began appearing in the Country Bear Jamboree attraction. Imagineers began to suspect that something in the smells from the restaurant was having a chemical reaction with one of the smells common to the older attraction. Since they could not seem to narrow it down, and because the stench was having a huge impact on attraction attendance, Disney made the decision to shut down the restaurant at the end of the first week and revert back to its original menu.

However, the shutdown was averted when the cause of the repulsive odor was finally located. It turns out that after every performance of the show, Big Al was sneaking next door for a Beef Burrito.
And that’s all for this edition of ENN’s “Guest Room”. If you would like to comment on this episode or would like to send along a news story for us to look into drop us an email at guestroom@earsnews.net.

You can listen to this and future episodes by finding us in the iTunes store, just search on Ears News Network. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed. Details can be found on the “How to Listen” page at EarsNews.net. There you can find links to our Facebook page and Twitter account as well.

Until next time, I’m your host, Parker Byrd, saying thanks for listening to the Ears News Network, the mistrusted name in Disney news. Goodbye everybody.

 

SNEAK PREVIEW: Next episode’s “fauxmercial” dedicated to Disney Podcasts

One of the bfauxmercials-logoest parts of each ENN episode is the “fauxmercial” in the middle!  A funny, usually Disney-related commercial that further adds humor and enjoyment to the show.

For those that love to listen to them over and over again, we launched a page with links to some of the fauxmericals. More will be added in the coming days!  If you love them, post the links on Twitter and Facebook!  Let the world in the joke!

To celebrate the page launch, we are giving you a SNEAK PEAK of the commercial set to appear on Episode 11 which is due out sometime this week.  It pays tribute to just a few of our favorite Disney podcasts.  Hear one of your favorites? Tweet out the link with the #ENNFaux and tag your favorite podcast!