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It's the First of May!  It's like Earl's version of Groundhog Day.  If he sees his shadow, it's 12 more months of procrastination and no TOV editing, even though he's done plenty of recording... Hopefully it'll be overcast for multiple reasons, most importantly to lessen sunburn during First of May activities...

This episode includes lots of fun stuff from thte 2013 Cast Member Service Award party.

Have fun!  It was great putting it together! Believe it or not, I'm the most happy when I'm making the show... with the exception of being a Dad, because that's pretty cool too! 

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It's the First of May, First of May, Outdoor podcasting starts today!  Bring your favorite headphones, or at least your favorite play(er)!

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It's time for the quarterly episode of Trapped on Vacation!!!!!

This quarter we have big news, get patriotic at the Magic Kingdom, Head to a Galaxy not nearby, have a downhome good time, and meet up with an old friend or two!

I could say more, but then you wouldn't listen! 

As always have fun!

http://thedpn.com

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It's a Christmas Miracle!!! 

Bringing you the first in at least two, possibly three very special Holiday episodes, we're back baby!

Join us this week as we head to Sea World Orlando to Celebrate Shamu's Christmas Miracle!

Lots of fun with myself, @Bleepin_wife, @littlesouvenir and 4mice+1 at Sea World's Family Christmas Party!

Have fun and I hope you enjoy it!

Direct download: TOV132_Trapped_and_Ready_for_a_Miracle.mp3
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Hi everyone!

Last month I went to Pixar Weekends at Epcot where Jay Ward gave a talk about the Character Design of the cars in Cars 2.

Since Cars 2 is opening tonight, what better time to share it with you!  Sure it probably would've been better to have posted last month, but oh well... ;)

Hope you enjoy it!

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TOV Mediocre Media is back with breaking news from the sports world! @littlesouvenir is taking the running world by storm in her first race, the Disney Royal Family 100m dash!

Direct download: TOVMM2262011.m4v
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This episode marks the 5th Anniversary (more or less) of Trapped on Vacation, we're still the Longest Running Non-Commercial Disney Podcast on the Internet, and we'd like to thank you for listening and sticking with us for all of these years!  Without our listeners like you, I'd just be a guy talking to my self with a wife staring at him wondering what the hell I was doing.  So thanks for not making me look like an idiot.  Well... like more of an idiot I guess...

This week we head back in time with all new audio from the Opening Night Preview of the Main Street Electrical Parade at the Magic Kingdom.  Yes, that's how long it's been...  After that we head up north to Dearborn, MI and hear an original recording by Thomas Edison.  Without Edison's invention of the phonograph, I doubt you'd be hearing my voice today!  So thanks Mr. Edison!  (Also thanks for the lightbulbs in MSEP!)

Hope you enjoy it!  Have fun!

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We're back with another adventure!

This week we visit Figment in Imagination for the first time with Little Souvenir, and then we head on down, grab a beer and see Davy Jones in concert at Epcot for the International Flower & Garden Festival!

Good times, good friends, enjoy!

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Good morning!  

Yes, morning...  I just edited a podcast in the morning drinking coffee instead of beer...  Weird!

Since it's the First of May, and I'm not at Disneyland for DPN Westfest '10 I just had to upload something!

This week we head back into the archives to 2006 and the first time that Jonathan Coulton's "First of May" made an appearance on TOV....  I take you along with myself, Jeff from Houston, and Patrick as we explore the Land Pavillion at Epcot. After that I hit IOA and mess with some Dino DNA!

Have fun!

 

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Hi everyone!

Video show for you this time... join the Bleepin' Wife and I on an adventure in snowy Colorado with some of our favorite DPN friends!

After that we head on over for a short ride at Disneyland to get you ready for DPN WestFest 2010 from April 29-May 2.  Be sure to download the DPN Westfest App from iTunes to get your fun on!

Direct download: tov03292010.mp4
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With a little patience, I'm back!
The typical mediocre shenanigans are back in this episode!
Join us as we ring in the New Year once again in the same way we've been doing it since 2005!  After that we head to Epcot with the gang at the DPN World Holiday and escape the heat in the American Adventure!
Of course, the typical hijinks happen, you just have to listen closely at time!

Have fun and happy 2010 from the TOV family!
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TOV is back and with a new edition to the family (who is sleeping and letting me record the episode...)

Come along with us as we join the Mouse Guest Weekly gang during the Mouse Guest Experience on one of our favorite attractions, and then hit Mickey's Philharmagic at the Magic Kingdom!

Have fun and we'll see you soon!
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With less than a week before the baby is born, it's either now or never for Episode 124!!

It's another new year for Trapped on Vacation!  Whoda thunk I'd still be at this in 2009???  Not me, that's for sure!  Trapped on Vacation is the longest running completely non-commercial Disney podcast on the Internet, and I’m damn proud of that!  I'm also damn proud of the many friends that I've made over the years.  (That's you by the way...) 

My many friends are the #1 reason that I keep on plugging away.  While the episodes may be released a bit slower than at the start, I blame my friends for that... (that's you again!)  Between episodes I'm constantly distracted by all of you on The DPN, Twitter, Plurk, and of course playing in real life at Walt Disney World.  If I haven't met you yet, I'd love to meet you!  Drop me a line if you're visiting Orlando and hopefully we can hang out for a bit!  I've met most of my closest friends that way!!!

Speaking of closest friends, I had the pleasure of spending this episode with the Non-Podcasting Co-Founder of the DPN - BurntToast, who recently transferred from Disneyland to the Walt Disney World Resort.  We did they typical TOV anniversary things.  Although we sent you somewhere else for 1/2 of it. :)

Have fun, and thanks for 4 wonderful years!

BTW It wouldn't be a TOV anniversary if I didn't give a shout out to my friends Darcy & Holly from the  Darcy and Holly Show and The Screenless Switchers for inspiring me to podcast.  I blame them 100% for my insanity.  Thanks guys, you're the best!:)
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At the DPN's WestFest 2009, everyone seemed to exit Splash Mountain fairly dry. However one man was not so lucky. This is his story...
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Hi everyone!
This week I take in two of the oldest attractions at any Disney Theme Park, sort of...  They've both been updated over the years, one every 4 to 8 years, and one stopped being updated around 1994, but seemed to be updated semi-regularly before that.

Ten bucks says you've already figured out which attractions, but if you haven't just listen.  :)

Oh and musical interludes and Earlioke all over the place too!
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I'm back!
This week we head to WestFest 2009 in Disneyland as we get stuck on Pirates, and then I take you to my favorite parade of the year at WDW...
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Here is the 2nd ToV Mediocre Media Video Supplemental.

Check out our friends the smiling goat and Pipa the Recycling Can from Conservation Station, and the oddest looking anteaters ever!!!
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Hey everyone!
We're back with a quick episode before WestFest! (Visit http://www.dpnwestfest.com for the schedule of events!)
This week was Earth Day, and Bleepin' and I visited Conservation Station and took in all of the festivities...  Of course environmental information booths make for horrible and not very entertaining audio, so we took in Grandmother Willow's Song of the Rainforest.  Since the audio booth is a binaural show, headphones are highly recommended for the full effect!

Of course this week is also the First of May, so you know what that means!!!
Jonathan Coulton FTW!!!   http://www.jonathancoulton.com

Have a great week, and We'll see you at DPN WestFest 2009!
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Hi everyone!
This week Bleepin and I take in 3 different shark related attractions at 3 totally unrelated Theme Parks!  Come along and enjoy as we take you to Epcot, Universal Studios, and Sea World!

Have fun!
Direct download: tov04132009.mp3
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This has to be the coolest audio I've ever recorded!
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This episode was a ton of fun to record and put together!
Over the last few weeks, we've had quite a few visitors here in paradise, and this episode features some fantastic moments with our friends and family from The DPN and Twitter!

Join us as we take in three totally different attractions from three different Disney Parks... Test Track at Epcot with Auntie Lo and SilverJeeper, Kilimanjaro Safari with DisneyLeigh, and Splash Mountain with AnyaPhalange , PioneerHall, & the LilPioneer. 

I think it's safe to say that hijinks and shenanigans can be found all over the place... ;)

Have fun!

Note: AnyaPhalange doesn't count as a visitor...  she's a TOV regular!  :D
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Happy New Year (a months too late!)
This episode we step outside of the Disney Bubble and take in one of Central Florida's oldest attractions, Gatorland!
We had a great time with a bunch the DPN Crew, including Jeff from Houston, Q, Chris from the Big D Podcast, 4mice+1 Heather, DisneyLeigh, DragonStorm (from twitter), and of course the Bleepin' Wife and myself.
Basically this episode is just us tooling around and making fools of ourself feeding gators hot dogs, and watching Jeff & Chris feed some gators huge chunks of beef.

Bleepin' essentially planned this entire Gatorland visit on getting Jeff to feed the gators up close like I did in ToV71, if you know Jeff, you'll know that this is the complete opposite of his idea of fun....  If you want to know how it turns out, to put it lightly, THAT WAS FANTASIC! (Beauty and the Beast eat your heart out...)

PARENTAL WARNING - When it comes to this group,  if you put more than one of us within 5 miles of each other, we begin to curse like sailors (with the exception of Heather.) I have not edited language on this one. You have been warned!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everybody!
Thanks to everyone who came out to Bleepin' Fest, MouseFest, and Podfest and said hello!!!  You're the best people ever!
We're heading to the Adventurers Club for the final Holiday Performance ever & continuing our Christmas Tradition of heading to the Adventurers Club on Christmas Eve.  I hope you enjoy it!

Have fun!
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Short and sweet episode this week.  I'm nursing a cold, and need some rest before Mouse/Bleepin'fest this weekend!

This week we head back to the AC again for the Adventurers Club Welcome Party in the Library.  This show was one of my favorite shows of the entire week.  Still brings a smile to my face! I hope it brings one to your too!

Have fun!  If you're around this weekend, be sure to say hi!


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Hi everyone!
This week's episode is in fact a team effort... The first 30 minutes, and 3 segments of the show were recorded by none other than the Executive Producer and Chief Financier of Trapped on Vacation, the Bleepin' Wife!
Go along with her as she ventures to The Mouse Guest Experience!  The attractions that you're riding along with her and the gang are The Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, and finally the Goat Goat Goat event that she hosted on behalf of the DPN at MGE.  It was really great to meet everyone there, and thanks to everyone who introduced themselves to me while I was hiding by Toast.  :)

After Bleepin's Sheninagans we head back in time again to the final day of the Adventurers Club for the last Radiothon ever.

Have fun!

(Oh I forgot, there's a classic Earlioke at the end from ToV80!)
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It's the annual ToV Halloween episode!<br>
Ok, I know it's late.  But since Christmas keeps geting earlier every year, I see nothing wrong with having Halloween a little later.  I hope you agree!<br><br>
This week we head to the MK to take in a performance of HalloWishes as part of Fat and Happy 2008!  Then we head back in time a month and head to the Adventurers Club for one of their final Halloween Shows.  Then of corpse we head back to the MK for a performance of the Cadaver Dans!<br>

Happy Halloween everyone!  Boo to you!
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After dreading listening to my AC audio for three weeks, I finally put the headphones on again. It's still tough for me to listen to because of the flood of memories and emotions that it creates.
Instead of any more dedicated Adventurers Club shows, I'm going to split them up and pair them with unrelated Audio that I recorded this week, no archives, like I've always done.... Using multiple AC clips its too much for me to handle, and I apologize.

This week we hear my dear friend Sugar Snapp's final Maid Show and then head over to the place at Epcot where I got my start at WDW.
Have fun! Because we did!
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It's Thursday so I'm bringing you audio from last night, and the night before.
I know that I said that I was sticking to daily stuff, but decided to change my mind. Tuesday was Annelle, the French Maid's final performance, and Wednesday the same actor played Samantha Sterling. She's among our favoritest performers in all of WDW, and I think it's fitting that I play both of her shows in one episode.
Thank you Annelle!

(Side Note: It's funny how even the regulars call the french maids by their maid names even when they're playing someone else... It's just easier than using their real names, and it won't get anyone in trouble. Tonight Annelle's playing Samantha...)
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It's another night at the Adv Club... Starting things out is Tuesday's Radiothon. Great stuff as always! After that we head to the Hoopla for perhaps the best shows that I've ever seen in the library! There were a few moments where there wasn't a dry eye in the room! The show really highlighted the talent and diversity of the performers. Also many congratulations to the Adventurers Club Door Host, Kirk for reaching 20 years with the Walt Disney Company! Kirk received his 20 year pin in the middle of the show, which was great! Thanks to PI management for letting him celebrate this moment a week early. (That moment is the Album Art for this episode...)
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Hi all. It's the week that I've been dreading since the end of June. The Adventurer's Club is closing on Saturday, and there's nothing we can do but enjoy the last few nights. The Bleepin Wife and I will be there every night this week and I'll be posting the best audio that I recorded from each night. There may be repeats of Hooplas or Radiothons, but while the shows are similar, no two shows are ever the same. Hope you enjoy them. It's going to be tough for us to say Good Bye... Kungaloosh!
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Hi all!
I'm kicking off the 4th season of ToV the same way I do every year on Labor Day weekend since I got here in 1998:  Pirates and Pooh! (I explain why in the show...)

BTW - I've decided to go back to my roots.  Podcasting for me, with content taking priority over quality., if you like it cool.  If not then there's plenty of Disney Podcasts that take pride in their "Quality Audio" to listen to. 
Over the past year, I've lost my focus and a bit of my soul by worrying too much what people think.  F*ck that jazz. 
I started doing this show for me.  People liked it.  My numbers grew and that was cool.  I started worrying about my audio and improved my quality. My numbers grew even more, and I ignored the content. 
In doing so, I stopped having fun.  Other podcasts are businesses.  I'm not.  This is nothing more than a hobby for me...
So from now on, I'm focusing on fun, like I did when I started.  That may mean crappy audio because I'm not focused on monitoring my audio levels on my recorder.
If you stick around great!  If you don't, have a magical day!  ;)
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This week we beat the head in the Air Conditioned splendor of the HAll of Presidents! Do we need to say more???  Kick ice awesomeness all over the place!

This episode marks the debut of the Bleepin Wife Productions Vanity Card.  As "Executive Producer" (and I use the term loosely) Bleepin' wants to be just like Chuck Lorre who has a new vanity card at the end of Two and a Half Men.  Sometimes they relate to the show, sometimes they don't.  All the time they're pretty damn funny!  So check out the Lyrics Tab in iTunes info or keep clicking the middle button on your iPod until you see it!  Listeners on the web, subscribe, it's easy!  Non-iTunes people can probably see it too somehow since it's embedded in the ID3 tags of the mp3.  Just don't ask me how.  :)
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Hi all...
You've probably already heard that Pleasure Island and the Adventurers Club will be closing on 9/27.  They made the announcement on Friday night, so after we found out, Bleepin' and I went to visit the crew on Saturday.  We'll be heading there at least 1-2 times a week until the end of September, so we'll be sure to document the AC for your memories and ours.  Come along and join us for the annual Balderdash Cup competition!

It's both depressing and fun at the same time. 
I hope you enjoy is as much as we did/do/will.

I'm still figuring out my new recorder, so it may be a bit wonky at times.  :)
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I'm back from the NHL Playoffs!  Well I should say I'm finally off of my couch...  Go Red Wings!

This week we head back to Westfest for the "Watch the Bleepin' Goat! Goat! Goat!" meet on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, courtesy of John from Houston of the Meandering Mouse Podcast.  After that I hang out with my friend Princess Bella and her parents and see a couple attractions at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Parents:  I dropped 2 F-bombs that I forgot about until I was mixing down the show.  One was 2 minutes in, when I was talking about the Red Wings, and one was right at the very end.  Since it literally takes 90 minutes for my Powerbook to mix and convert, I didn't have time last night to go back and bleep.  The rest of the show is 100% safe, just those two instances.  Sorry!

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<b>AUDIO FIXED!!!</b> You can actually hear the episode this time because I corrected the music levels!  Sorry about that!!!

This essentially is a remake of an earlier episode from 2005. :)

Join John from Houston, the Bleepin Wife, and myself as we take our first steps into the Disneyland Resort for DPN Westfest 08!

After that we hit the Matterhorn for ToV's Consecutive Coaster Series and fall down the rabbit hole on Alice in Wonderland!

Have fun!
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You know what's coming both because of the date and because I told ya last week! Happy First of May everyone! We're flying to DL at 6:30am WDW time! See you at Westfest! (and keep yer clothes on freaks!)
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This week for Episode 102, I do three things that I've never done before!

Sure I could give them away in this description, but where's the fun in that???

Trust me, it's a good time!

Direct download: tov04222008.mp3
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Hey everybody!

This week I head to the MK and I take in three attractions.  Not everything goes right.  Sorry...

 

A quick note on the audio.  I've been experimenting with the binaural mic placement. Because of this my voice is a bit muffled in some spots.

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It's Episode 100!
Time to not Celebrate!
This week I take in "One Man's Dream" with Julie Andrews.
Oh, and I'm hanging out with Auntie Lo and Jeeper, just not in OMD.  ;)
Direct download: tov03152007.mp3
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This week we head to Universal Studios and take in the all new
attraction, Earthqu...Ummmm... Disaster!  Christopher Walken kicks a$$! Then we do a taste test of Duff, and check out some guys in suits.

Oh and ponies!  :)

Direct download: tov02162008.mp3
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This week is totally different from a "normal" episode of TOV, if there is such a thing as a "normal" episode...

This past weekend I went to the FX Toy Show at the Orlando Convention Center.  While I was there I happened to catch a Q&A Panel with George Takei (Kaito Nakamura), Greg Grunberg (Matt Parkman), and Stephen Tobolowsky (Bob) from the cast of Heroes.  I know that a bunch of people who listen to ToV are Heroes fans, so this one is for them.  If you're not a Heroes fan, listen anyways because the guys basically talk about random pop culture as well.  Of course there's a running commentary by me and "ABC..."

Note:  The running commentary may contain unedited adult language and subject matter. THERE ARE NO "BLEEPS."  You have been warned.  :)

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Hola!
This week we head to Epcot for the 15th Annual Walt Disney World Marathon.
Ignore the wind... it was windy (obviously...)

At Epcot we celebrate victory for many runners of the WDW MArathon and 1/2 Marathon, and those Goofy people who ran both, and also the insane people who ran the 5k, the 1/2, and the full marathon on the same weekend!!! (Seriously... WTF!?!?!)
While I'm there I come across some slacking custodial who think that they should take their break onstage counting down the seconds until they work again like they're beating on a drum or something. (Bad Show and Lazy! Plus sideways hats and whistles!!!)
After that I came up with a scenario to make the marathon even harder than it is!

I mention that I'm not doing Earlioke, but I lied. Earlioke is back and funner than ever! (forgive me!!!)
Direct download: tov012108.mp3
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Ok, it's January 6th, also know as Three Kings in many nations of the World, also known as the last legal day of the Holiday Season.
That can only mean one thing...
Earl's a slacker and waits for the last minute to do everything!!!

Come along as the Bleepin Wife and I (and the Bleepin' In-laws) hit the Adventurers Club on Christmas Eve! Ho Ho Ho!!!
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This week the Bleepin' Wife and I start out telling a lie about how we weren't going to do any holiday stuff at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Of course we did, so come along with us and enjoy some free Hot Cocoa and Mickey's 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. After that we head to Epcot for the Holiday tag at the end of Illuminations. Then we wrap the whole thing up with Rusty Cutlass, the Pirate Band back at MVMCP.
Actually that's a lie too...
We wrap the whole thing up with the return of Earlioke!

Links:
The Two FInger Point Podcast
Walt's Girls Podcast
Direct download: tov12162007.mp3
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This week we head to Sea World for a day of fun, beer, and air that smells somewhat like fish.
To say anything more would just give it away.
Good times! Have fun!

Of course, portions of this episode may not be suitable for younger listeners... ;)
Direct download: tov11302007.mp3
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It's the last week of Food and Wine!  Noooooooooooooooo!

So of course we had to hang out and have some delicious beverages....  The beverages happened to be Sam Adams, and some of them happened to be free thanks to The Boston Beer Company's Sam Adams Seminar!  Of course after that we hung around in the area to buy some more beer at the Sam Adams tent.  Some guy happened to be singing some songs that we're pretty sure that he didn't sing originally...  He was fun though.

Have a listen.  :)

Direct download: tov11102007.mp3
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So this week is a time warp episode...  I recorded it the day after the last episode, yet didn't get a chance to finish it until yesterday.

For our first anniversary we went to Discovery Cove to swim with dolphins, stingrays, sharks, and barrcudas!  I think this is a first for Orlando podcasting, and I hope you enjoy the experience...  I know we sure did and we can't wait to go back!!!

One thing to note:  My recorder was in a waterproof bag (and in the water) for much of the experience, so the crisp, clean binaural sound that you've come to expect isn't happening this week.  I think you'll enjoy it anyways...

Have fun! 

Direct download: tov10252007.mp3
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It's our Anniversary weekend, so of course we're doing special stuff! Today we learn about Pears, I serenade the Bleepin' Wife with beautiful music, and we go dessert hunting! More to come this weekend! We're heading someplace COOL today!
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Hey everybody! This week we're hanging out with the "Bad Boys" of the DPN During Fat and Happy 2007. We're all over the place this week, SpiderMan, Food and Wine Festival, and the Adventurers Club. Parents please note... We're all adults talking about adult topics like beer and such. Use your best judgement. :)
Direct download: tov10072007.mp3
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Happy Birthday WDW, and especially Epcot!
As part of Epcot's 25th Anniversary Celebration, the Park had a rededication Ceremony with Special Guest Marty Sklar. It was a wonderfully fun time being surrounded by DFs in the hot sun!
The DPN Fat and Happy Crew were there, and now you can be too!
Have fun! More from Fat and Happy '07 coming very soon!
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Sa-Weet!! Haunted Mansion re-opened today!
It takes a lot to make my jaw drop. Today it took a lot to pick up my jaw when the ride was over. Holy Sh_t Batman! I was amazed from start to finish!
AMAZING!

After that we head into the archives as I celebrate my 9th anniversary here in Central Florida (and 10th Anniversary with the Walt Disney Company.)
Hope you enjoy it.
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Hey everyone... Rare Friday show recorded tonight. Bleepin' Wife's birthday on Saturday! O' Canada is reopened!!! Come aloong for the ride eh!
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I'm back! (Again...)

Join the Bleepin' Wife and I as we take in one of Florida's Historical Attractiona, Weeki Wachee Springs.  Lately the park's fate has been up in the air, so now is the time to take it all in.  Both the Bleepin' Wife and I highly recommend taking the drive from Central Florida over to the Coast to enjoy the wonderful experience that they offer.

This episode is a little bit different from the norm, because it involves a combination of storytelling and attraction audio, yet not the audio that you'd expect to hear...

Have fun!

Edit - I slipped and said that the News reported that Florida was in exploratory talks about making Weeki Wachee a National Park when I meant to say State Park.
Direct download: ToV082107.mp3
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I'm back and almost on a schedule! Woot! This week I continue the theme that I started last week, and I find more great Air Conditioned places to beat the heat at WDW. This week, the AC was kicking in China! It all starts with the only indoor Live Entertainment with Si Xian, and then we head into the China Theater to catch the Circle Vision film, Reflections of China. Have fun and stay cool!
Direct download: tov072507.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:18 AM

Woot! Finally got a chance to hit the parks after our short vacation and working at 6am-6pm every day (and being exhausted when I'm through!)
Last night after work I found some of the best AC in World Showcase while relaxing in Impressions de France.
This is one of the most relaxing and beautiful shows in WDW. Since it features scenery and music instead of showing the people of the country, it doesn't date itself like Canada & Norway. It's one of my favorite movies in the Park, and I discovered something that I never really realized before...

Direct download: tov071907.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:17 AM

Happy Canada Day to our neighbors to the North! Here's a trip to Epcot and 1980's Canada in Circlevision! That about sums it up. :) Have fun!
Direct download: tov07012007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:22 AM

What Ho Vacationers! (That doesn't mean which ho, it's different...) This week we stretch out Auntie Lo's Birthday Celebration and return to the Adventurers Club for the Hoopla! After PI closes for the night we head on over to Epcot to the "Sounds of Summer" at the American Gardens Amphitheatre. This week's performance is "Slippery When Wet, A Tribute to Bon Jovi!" It RaWks!!! Have fun... (I'm going to eat cake...)
Direct download: tov06192007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30 PM

Posted two weeks late, sorry!
Direct download: tov06102007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:38 PM

Hey everybody!

This week we head down I-4 to experience the wonder that is Busch Gardens Africa!  This is a different sort of episode.  I think it's more of an "interactive trip report" than your typical episode of TOV.  We had a ton of fun in the park that day, and I hope you have as much fun as we had!

 

Direct download: tov05202007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:12 PM

This week we have a nautical themeas we take in 3 out of 5 Boat attractions at the Magic Kingdom. Sure I could list them, but I'd rather keep you guessing! Brand new Voicemail line - 407-792-BEER! Woot!!! Gimme a call! Of course everything's wrapped up with another Earlioke! Bonus points go to the person who guesses the reason why I picked the song. It's the shortest song yet, and I think I spent more time producing that segment than the rest of the entire show! Hope you enjoy it, although if you don't that's sort of the point of bad singing as well. :) Have fun!!!
Direct download: tov05082007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:16 AM

Woot! Back from Westfest and boy are the Bleepin' Wife and I TIRED!!! After we wander around looking for other Westfest attendees, we head to Sea World Orlando to take in Pets Ahoy! Of course it's the first week of May and TOV listeners know what that means... It means that I play a fun Jonathan Coulton song called First of May at the end of the show that isn't exactly kid safe. So parents you have been warned. The rest of the show is fine, I'll tell you when to stop. Originally I recorded this on the First of May but the Vacation Home rehab schedule didn't let me edit until last night. Oops!
Direct download: tov05012007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:20 PM

I actually uploaded this on Sunday but totally forgot to post it to the feed!  (and I forgot the title of the show, but that's a whole 'nother story...)

Because of Spring Break and living remodeling hell in the Vacation Home We're packing up everything like we're moving even though we're not moving, it's totally freaking out the Vacation Pets!

I'm doing a best of this week mainly because I haven't had any decent audio to post in almost three weeks!  So come with me back to March of 2005.

Thanks to tleisher from the DPN forums for the suggestion!

Direct download: tov04222007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:47 PM

eing Spring Break, the Bleepin' Wife and I skipped the parks on our days off because the crowds are evil! Although I took one for the team and hit Epcot on Saturday night to take a voyage on the Mexican Boat Ride, I mean the Gran Fiesta Tour starring the Three Caballeros. After that I take a leisurely stroll around World Showcase stopping to plop in a couch and listen to some music in a Flower & Garden Festival Display, and finally head to North Montana as I catch Fiddler's Joy performing on the stage there. I almost forgot!!! There's about 30 seconds of Paul Revere and the Raiders in there as well... I caught the very eng of their show.

Everything's wrapped up with either the best or worst Earlioke ever. I have no idea how Earlioke spun so far out of control, (and why you people keep sending me email encouraging me to keep doing it!?!?!) bonus points for the first person who figures out and posts what the connection is between the song and where I went in the episode.
Direct download: tov04082007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:42 AM

No clever show desc today... Heading to work! I might change the desc tonight! HAve fun at the Monsters inc Laugh Floor Comedy Club
Direct download: tov04022007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:51 AM

Step back in time with us as we hop aboard the Liberty Belle and take a scenic cruise around the Rivers of America.  As always, this is one of my favorite types of shows because of the Company and Conversation more than the cruise itself. 

Direct download: tov03252007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:48 PM

Hey everybody , this week I'm back in the Disney bubble! Come along as we head to the American Gardens and take in a performance of one of my favorite musical groups, Toxic Audio!
I learned a valuable lesson in recording this week... If you know where the spot in the theater is where you get the best audio, sit there and don't move to where you'll get a bettter view! We sat fairly close to the stage, and didn't capture the full audio range of the performance. Oh well, it still sounds pretty good...
If you want great sound, just head over to ToxicAudio.com and pick up their CDs. :)
Have fun!
Direct download: tov03192007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:10 AM

Originally I intended to hit Mardi Gras at Universal to catch the Doobie Brothers.  That didn't happen.

In my opinion, I found something better!  Each week on the "small stage" they bring in musical acts directly from New Orleans.  This week was Big Sam's Funky Nation, and performed 30 minutes of non-stop high energy funk!  After watching their set, I really didn't think that the Doobie Brothers could've topped it, so I left.  :)

Have fun!

Links:

boingboing

Craphound.com

Big Sam's Funky Nation

Direct download: tov03112007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18 PM

If you've been following the show over at the DPN (now easily accessible at http://www.thedpn.com ) you already know what I did this week!

The Bleepin' Wife and I spent a great day visiting one of the oldest, and perhaps my favorite attraction in Central Florida, Gatorland!

I have enough audio to spread through a couple shows, but this week we take in the World Famous Gatorland Jumparoo and the Aligator Wrestling show.  I've been going there for quite some time, but this visit was the first time I saw a woman aligator wrestler.  It could be that they've had women wrestlers for years but I just never happened to be there when they were working, who knows... 

Anyways we had a great time and will probably be visiting again in the future.  The Bleepin' Wife had never been there before and loved it!

Oh, I almost forgot the death defying stupid stunts!  We also feed the gators hot dogs on sticks, and then I take in Gatorland's Adventure Hour where I paid $10 to go on the other side of the fence and feed the gators up close from 3 feet away!  That was perhaps the coolest thing that I've done in quite a while!  I'd like to thank Gatorland employee, Chris for convincing me to do it and carrying the big stick!

The Gatorland staff is among the friendliest in the area.  The all seem to have a passion for what they do and where they work.

Have fun!

 

Direct download: tov03042007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:36 PM

The start of TOV this week was recorded live at Epcot at the DPN MiniMeet. I forgot to mention that Silverwolf2006 was also there. (Sorry man…)

This week we take the Vacation Neice and Nephew to the Parks. We see the Yeti at Animal Kingdom and head over to the Disney-MGM Studios to hop on the Tower of Terror. We all got on, but some of us didn't exactly make it. Hope you ennjoy it! It was a great week, and I'm exhausted!

Direct download: tov02272007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:43 PM

This month, both the Meandering Mouse Podcast and the Disney Podcast Network are celebrating their first anniversary.

As a way of saying thanks to Jeff, I'm going back in my time machine phone booth and revisiting the first emails and clips that Jeff sent in to Trapped on Vacation back in November of 2005 when he pretty much became a co-host of TOV for a few months.  Without his contributions, I'm pretty positive that I would've given up and gotten bored with this gig back in December of '05.  Now of course with the DPN, I'm not doing this for listeners, I'm creating this show as a way of hanging out with friends that live around the world.  Just last night the Bleepin' Wife and I were discussing the fact that some of our closest friends live across the country, and many of them we didn't know just 10 months ago!  Strange but true.

So thanks for everything Jeff, here's to another great year!

(I'm such an ass kisser...  although he'll probably smack me for playing this stuff.  Compared to the Meandering Mouse today, it's almost painful to listen to!  Gotta love that Griffin Lapel Mic that someone recommended so highly!)  ;)

PG-13 Warning!!!  I missed an edit and dropped an F-Bomb...  Right after I read Jeff's original email that he sent me, I crack a beer.  When I open the beer skip 10 seconds and you'll miss the f-bomb (I called Jeff an f-in' awesome friend.)  The rest is clean I promise!

Direct download: tov02182007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:10 PM

We're back from Colorado!  No broken bones, but no vacation audio either because I discovered that binaural mics don't work when they're covered by big wooly hats or brain buckets.  No biggie, I still had a great time!

This week we head back in time thanks to SilverJeeper and Lorien and revisit the worst Jungle Cruise ever!  Plus I take care of a listener request and head back to DisneyQuest to Ride the Comics.

Have fun!

Direct download: tov02122007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:41 PM

This week Trapped on Vacation gets attacked by the Evil Pause Button of Death!!!

All day on Thursday I kept accidentally pausing while recording.  Did I ever learn my lesson???   H3ll no!!!  Why?  Because I’m an idiot… 

 

Actually I was having too much fun hanging out with Auntie Lo and SilverJeeper (plus the Bleepin’ Wife of course) that I just wasn’t paying attention.

So this week we hit Big Thunder, followed by the biggest pause button disappointment of the day (18 seconds of heartache.)  We then head on over and get our Buzz on in Tomorrowland.

 

This week is also the first installment of DrDuck’s trip to Tokyo Disney Resort!  When I met him and his family at Epcot a few months ago, he gave me literally hours of audio. I’ve finally been able to begin going through it.  Over the next few weeks, months, years, etc, I’ll be sharing his wonderful trip a few minutes at a time.  It’s really incredible stuff, and his family is great!!! 

 

Ending things this week is a segment from this week’s episode of the Teknikal Difficulties Podcast.  Sketch Comedy featuring the Main Street Electrical Parade.  It cracked me up so much that I had to email Cayenne to ask him if I could play it.  Thankfully he said yes!

 

Show Links:

Teknikal Difficulties Podcast – http://www.tekdiff.com

Direct download: tov01232007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:16 PM

This week we escape the strange January heat and head into the air conditioning of Disneyquest!

Come along as the Bleepin' Wife and I experience Alien Encounter Invasion, The Virtual Jungle Cruise, Buzz Lightyear's Astroblasters (The Original!) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold.

Hours of interactive adventures edited down to just over 40 minutes!

Enjoy!

 

Links:

Digg Trapped on Vacation!

ToV's Twitter page

 

Direct download: tov01152007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:54 PM

This week was basically a test of the new mics.
I wandered around  Islands of Adventure pretty much recording everything that I came across at different levels.  Mainly I wanted to see what worked the best. So come along as I take you on an adventure under the sea at Poseidon's Fury!  After that I received a death threat from a DF at Epcot!
 
Links:
 
Music: 
Wet Sand - Red Hot Chili Peppers
What I do on Saturday - Steve Burns (the guy from Blue's Clues gone bad.)
Plan - The Kleptones (mashup of Queen and Herbalizer w/ Latyrx)
Direct download: tov01072007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:54 PM

I'm back from hiatus!!!! I just popped up a quick update. Nothing major, but there is the return of a New Year Holiday Classic. I'll be back on track this week to record new segments!
Direct download: tov01022007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:09 AM

Hey! I'm back and exhausted!
Before Mousefest I said that it was just another typical week here at WDW for me.
In a way it was since I had to work, but then again in a typical week I we usually spend about 6.5 hours playing in the Parks.  This week we spent more time playing than I did working, and I still worked my usual 40!

Thankfully the DPN Cool Kids are gone and I can get back to normal...
This week I give you my thoughts about Mousefest as I go thru the day by day, and wrap it up with the DPN More Fun than watching Plants Grow ride on the Land Boat Ride (Living with the Land)
Have Fun!

Direct download: tov12152006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:02 PM

Hey!  This week The Bleepin Wife, Mimi (remember her?) and I head on over to one of the oldest (and newest) attractions  in Central Florida, Cypress Gardens Adventure Park.  If you have an annual pass to any theme park, you can get into Cypress Gardens for free up until December 24th for as many times as you'd like!

We had a great time and would highly recommend the park to anyone who wants a break from the norm.  It's very quaint, I mean incredibly quaint.  So take yer Disney AP over there and relax!

If you head on over to the DPN forums (you know the address by now!) there's a special added bonus feature over there in the ToV forums.

Direct download: tov12032006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:34 PM

Woot! I'm back after a short haitus in Tallahassee (it was a good time if you're wondering...) WONDERS OF LIFE IS OPEN!!!!!!! So of course on day one (Sunday) I was there. Come along and learn where babies come from in the Making of Me, and then after you make a baby, 12 years later that baby grows up to be a child of the 80s in Cranium Command! Ok so the two attractions aren't really connected, but in my world they totally are! I learned a lot in the Making of Me... I'm so immature! Special guest is DrDuck and family from the DPN forums! (Great people!!!) As always, have fun!
Direct download: tov11272006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:07 AM

This week we feature el Rio del Tiempo (the Mexico Boat Ride) with commentary by the Meandering Mouse, the Bleepin' Wife and myself. After that I discuss the joys of podcasting and meeting new people when they come to Visit WDW.
As a Speicla Request (not really...) I revisit one of the most disturbing areas in the Orlando area: The Old Town Wax Museum and Tower of London Experience.
My actual review of Finding Nemo the Musical is at the very end of the show. I played the audio on Thursday, but really didn't say anything!
Have fun!!!
Direct download: tov11132006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:16 PM

This week the Meandering Mouse, the Bleepin' Wife, and I headed to Disney's Animal Kingdom to take a preview of Finding Nemo the Musical! Here'e the first glimpse, binaural recording! For a different perspective, check out the Meandering Mouse Podcast as well.
Direct download: tov11102006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:04 AM

Hey everyone!
This week the Bleepin Wife and I hit the Magic Kingdom and take in a couple Classic Attractions, Snow White's Scary Adventures and Splash Mountain.

After that I join up with Jeff from Houston from the Meandering Mouse Podcast and have some fun around Epcot during the last week of the 11th Annual International Food and Wine Festival!
As always, HAVE FUN! I know we sure did!
Direct download: tov11062006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:02 PM

It’s the Trapped on Vacation Halloween Spooktacular! 

This year there’s no Treehouse of Horror, and no Hall of Dead Residents.  My skin is still crawling from last year’s visit!  However I have Halloween treats up the Wazoo!

 

This week join the [censored] Wife and I as we experience a special Disney Spooky Experience for the first time ever! (Thanks to DPN Forum Member Artjaro for the suggestion!  After that The Vacation Fiancee (we weren’t married when she recorded it) fulfills a listener request and heads to The Bill and Ted show at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios!

 

Note:  The first half of the show is G rated at Disney, but the Bill and Ted Show is about the same rating as South Park, with strong language (A words and B words but no F words) and slightly offensive, but funny content!  Parents use discretion, I actually warn you before, so you have plenty of time to hit Pause. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Direct download: tov10292006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:52 PM

I'm back!

This week we head to St. Augustine to explore the Fountain of Youth, then take a trip on the Seas with Nemo and Friends, and we wrap it all up with a ride on a Classic Carousel (with a special announcement.) 

Have fun!

Links:

Window to the Magic

 

Direct download: tov10242006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:37 PM

This week we head to the 11th annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.  Performing as part of the Eat to the Beat Series was Starship, either one of the best, or one of the worst bands of the last 20 years depending on your point of view.

This is probably among my favorite episodes to date, not because of the content, but because of that fact that the Vacation Fiancee and I had a great time listening, watching, and especially making fun of the Band.  Usually I don't listen to the entire show when I finish, but I had to listen to it all the way through once I started because I couldn't stop smiling!

The first song has loud levels, and I noticed it while recording, so when the song finished I stopped recording and lowered the levels a bit, so the rest of the set sounds much better!

Due to time constraints, I did little editing or cutting, and no bleeping whatsoever.   I really don't remember using any foul language, however the VF and I discussed some adult topics in regards to groupies of 80's bands.

 

Music at the end is by "The Chicken Nuggets"  you can find them on iTunes!

Direct download: tov10092006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:38 PM

Hey everybody I'm back!

Took a week off due to my trip to Michigan (and a few other personal reasons...)  

This week I have some Audio from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) that I took when I landed.  Then I head over to Sea World and I take in the program that replaced Budweiser Beer School:  The Brew Masters Club.  What a great time!!!

I wrap it all up with a quick review of the International Food & Wine Festival, and I do mean QUICK!

Have fun!  Although if you're under 21, legally you can't listen.   However if you listen quick when the bouncer isn't looking you might just get away with it.  Slam it!!

Direct download: tov10012006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:39 PM

Hi all,

Come along as the VF and I hang out at Ron Jon's Cape Caribe Resort in Cocoa Beach, then we head to Epcot to take in a set of Mariachi Cobre.  After that it's all about the World Famous Ron Jon Surf Shop.

Please note:  Because of my "pseudo-Vacation" last week, and my vacation to Michigan for the pre-wedding reception this weekend,  this show and next weeks show will be minimal.  The wedding's coming up quickly, and there's not going to be a ton of time to sit back and put the podcast together, so bear with me!  I'm still planning on doing something every week, just not a ton...Thanks!

Music:Vampire Beach Babes - Gothic Surf-a-Rama http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/vbb

Direct download: tov09182006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:02 PM

This week is the Trapped on Vacation 8th anniversary special! On September 7th 1998, the adventure began, and I continue it this week! Come along with me as I wander around Epcot, take you to the Tiki Room, and then take in a set of teh British Invasion for Mr. Mark! Have fun!
Music:
Beatallica - Hey Dude
Jimmi Jammes - Sgt. Pepper's Paradise
Direct download: tov09102006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:52 AM

I can't believe that it's been a year since I began, but it's Trapped on Vacation's First Anniversary!!!

Join me along with a cavalcade of celebrities, guest stars, (and John) as I count down the Top 3 (and more) Moments of the first year of ToV as voted on by a ton of listeners.  I had a great time putting this show together, and I hope that you enjoy it! 

Thanks again to everyone that made this show possible, and of course to every single listener who has stuck with me for so long!  You're the best!

Direct download: tov09032006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:46 PM

Hi all... just a quick little thing this week.
My iRiver died last week, so I had no new content. A new one should be here Tuesday, so that's good. Basically I'm sending out a request to ALL OF YOU to send me anything you'd like for the ToV anniversary episode next weekend (Deadline is Friday 9/1)
Mainly I'm borrowing a page from Ricky and Skipper Ben's book on Inside the Magic and asking you all for your top 3 ToV moments of the first year...
So start emailing me, calling me, sending me mp3s or leaving forum posts. Any way you want to reach me is fine with me, as long as you reach me!
Thanks everyone!

Links:
Inside the Magic
Closing music: Diedre Flint, Epcot USA
Direct download: tov08272009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:23 AM

This week we head to the Disney-MGM Studios for the last week of Who Wants to Be a MIllionaire? PLay it! and then thanks to Brian, we hear a bit of Bjorn Again, a Tribure to Abba from Epcot. Have fun
Direct download: tov08212006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30 AM

Sorry for the delay this week everyone! (See the post on the DPN that explains why...) This week we take a break from the Florida Summer heat as we enjoy all of the water rides at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure. The audio on Bluto's Bilge Rat Barges and Dudley Doright's Rip Saw Falls was taken in a waterproof bag. That means no binaural goodness, but the Jurassic Park segment had the good mics. (JP usually doesn't get as wet, but you can hear some staticy sounds at the end where a tiny drop of water got on the mic...) Hope you have fun and stay cool!
Music inspired by the park...
High Expectations/Low Results

High Expectations/Low Results

Faunts
Friendly Fire Recordings


Direct download: tov08132006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:49 AM

This is my favorite type of episode... Lotsa hanging out and having fun! We hit the Magic Shop at Universal Studios, and then watch Universal 360, the new nightime "spectacular" over there. Hope you have fun! Links: MiceCast Jonathan Coulton (Played at the end!)
Direct download: tov08072006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:45 AM

I'm back after taking a week off for the Vacation Bridal Shower since my mom was in town.... This week I head to Epcot and catch some live entertainment with Mo'Rockin' in Morocco. After that I visit our neighbors to the North in the Circlevision 360 film, O'Canada. Have fun!
Direct download: tov07302006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:27 AM

This week, I wrap up the Trapped on Vacation 3D Film Festival.  I'm sad to see it go because that meant that I'll have to actually plan my shows again!  The good news is that I'll probably be knocking more stuff off of "Earl's List."  in the upcoming weeks/months.  So pull out your 3D glasses one last time, sit back and relax and enjoy Mickey's Philharmagic (starring Donald Duck...?) 

After that we head out of the Disney Bubble and into the alternate universe known as Islands of Adventure to ride Dueling Dragons.  Hold tight to all of your personal belongings, this here's the wildest ride in the medievalness!

As always, have fun!

Direct download: tov07192006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:28 PM

After some technical glitches, ToV 45 is finally up! This week I continue with the Trapped on Vacation 3D Film Festival as we hit Spiderman at UNiversal Studios Islands of Adventure. Then we investigate how the Mythos Restaurant can be the best Theme PArk Restaurant in the World if it's never open... After that we head to the Disney-MGM Studios (with a nod to Jeff from Houston with the travel directions) and hit Rock N Roller Coaster for a very interesting ride w/ no on ride audio and music... Then we wrap it all up on the Vacation Home Patio with a very Special Member of the DPN Family as he stops by with his Brother to visit after we spent the day at Typhoon Lagoon. Have fun!
Direct download: tov07112006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:08 AM

Now some Schwarzeneggers had bellies with stars,
and some Schwarzeneggers had none upon thars.
I start off the show with a train in the air.
Next there's Schwarzenegger when you sit in the chair.
He seems to be near you when he says "I'll be back!"
Then I wrap it all up as I review Captain Jack.
On the ride with the captain who's from the Black Pearl
. Come along for the ride with with a Star Bellied Earl!

Music - Arnold by Paul Warner (from GarageBand.com)
Direct download: tov07022006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:15 AM

Pirates is in soft opening today, so I rushed over there after work and got some audio. That pretty much sums it up! This is an extra bit, and the regular show will be up by Monday morning as usual. Have fun!
Direct download: ToV0701PiratesExtra.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:14 AM

Because it was my birthday this week I sat around the house and did nothing and loved it! So no new park audio this week, and that means that the 3D audio film festival is "paused" for a week. It'll return for next week's show because I'm heading out to play on Wednesday.
So this week I'm continuing my St. Augustine Ripley's Trip with some more messed up goodness. After that I pop back into the wayback machine and head to Episode 9 where I took in ET at Universal Studios. As quick reminder, I've included my ToV language policy that I laid down while wandering towards the Children's and ET area at USF. ;)
Congrats to DPN forum listener sbabs for winning the first ever Trapped on Vacation contest that no one even knew was happening! Back in the January 8th show I hid a message in the ID3 tags of the show that said "The first one to read this wins 5 Disney Dollars." It took 6 months, but someone found it! So you might want to read the tags because you never know if you'll find something cool! (Get Info under the File Menu in iTunes) I assure that the ducking and ending at perfect moments in my closing segment was unintentional. I just happened to pause and finish at exact the right times in the song to make it funny, so I left it in as is! (I always pop in the music into GarageBand after I rant so I never know how it's going to sound...) I was going to play the entire song over like I usually do w/o me talking, but the timing was just right so I didn't!
Direct download: tov06252006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:06 AM

This week is part one of Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum in St. Augustine, and part 3 of the ToV 3D film festival. Looking at the title, guess where we're going. Anyways it's late and I have to be at work at 7:30, so I'm going to bed. I might more add to this post tomorrow, I just need sleep now! Edit: Fixed the link! That's what happens when you post when exhausted!
Direct download: tov06182006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:06 AM

This week we take a take a look at Walt's predictions for entertainment and communication for 2006. After that we head to Universal Studios to take in our third movie in our 3D series, Shrek 3D. Shrek also happens to be my favorite out of all of the 3D movies in Orlando. It's just well done, and the detail in the queue is both well done and hilarious!
At the start, I promise audio from our trip to Ripley's Believe it or Not in St. Augustine, but I ran out of time and just tossed in a teaser at the end of one exhibit. I hate it when my shows are longer than 40 minutes. So I'll toss in more from Ripley's in the future. ;)
Links: BoingBoing Walt's Letter (PDF)
Direct download: tov06122006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:18 AM

This week was both fun and relaxing at Disney's Animal Kingdom! Since I did MuppetVision 3D last week, I decided that I'm going to make a series of it and feature all of the 3D movies in Orlando over the next few weeks! So of course this week we took in It's Tough to Be a Bug! After that the Vacation Fiancee <-(see two E's!) and I wandered aimlessly around Animal Kingdom and the Pangani Jungle Trek. I hope you enjoy it, I had fun making it. Wandering aimlessly around DAK is among my favorite things to do. DAK isn't about the "attractions", it's more about what's between point A and point B.
Direct download: tov06042006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:24 AM

I'm back with an all new show this week! Come with me as I complete a request from quite a few people, among them StrangeTikiGod from the DPN forums, as I go to MuppetVision 3D. Note: Jeff called "dibs" on the Muppet Pre-show, so this week I'm just playing the actual Show, and not the pre-show. Catch that on an upcoming episode of the Meandering Mouse Podcast!
After Muppetvision is perhaps the funniest moment in DPN History! Jeff from Houston meets Squirty The Snowman over at Winter Summerland Miniature Golf. The potty-mouthed women that you hear are both the Vacation Fiance and the Meandering Minnie, and SamZotto makes an appearance as well! I totally set Jeff up, and he took it hook line and sinker!
In between everything, are segments from New York Street at the Disney-MGM Studios (where I discover that it's a horrible place to record...) and the beach at Disney's Polynesian Resort!
Have fun!

Links that I mention: ValleySchwag.com
Direct download: tov05302006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:26 AM

This week I ran myself ragged all week.  When people visit, it's fun but hectic around here with little or no time to relax!  It was a super fun week though, I got to meet Lou from Beyond Main Street, Byron and SamZotto from the DPN Forums, as well as hanging out a ton with the Meandering Mouse and Meandering Minnie, Jeff and Sally.  To top it all off, I have family in town that arrived on Thursday!!!

So I needed a night to myself to just sit on the couch, watch some TV and just veg...  Thankfully podcasting has a great tradition borrowed from mainstream media called the "Best of Show."  Join me as I go way back into the ToV archives to show #3!  We ride Pooh and Pirates at the Magic Kingdom.  It's really weird to see how much my show has progressed.  The Pirates portion is among my favorite segments ever, I hope you enjoy it as well!

Have fun!  

"They'll never stop ToV, have no fears, we've got stories for years
Like...Earl becomes a Robot, maybe Earl gets a cell phone
Has Earl ever owned a bear or... How 'bout a crazy wedding?
Where something happens and doo doo doo, doo doo
Sorry for the clip show... Have no fears, we've got stories for years..." -stolen from the Simpsons 2002

Direct download: tov05192006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:47 PM

This week I hit the Disney-MGM Studios and fulfill my first listener request - Tower of Terror! I'm a little late, it was a request that was made back in October or so by Holly from the Darcy and Holly show. After that I head across the park and give you a glimpse of what it's like to be a Studio Executive in Hollywood. Have fun!
Direct download: tov05142006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:09 AM

This week I take you along with myself, Jeff from Houston, and Patrick as we explore the Land Pavillion at Epcot. After that I hit IOA and mess with some Dino DNA! Note: Between 2-4 minutes there's nothing but silence... I'll repost a fix to this tonight (Monday) after I get home from work!
Links: The Darcy and Holly Show
Jonathan Coulton
Direct download: tov05072006_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:17 AM

This is probably the most random show I've ever done! I start at Fort Wilderness, head to the MK and catch some Main Street Entertainment, head down the Walk around the World towards the Contemporary, find the Olkahoma City Bombing memorial bricks, head to Vegas courtesy of Pryd from the DPN forums, then hang out with the Meandering MOuse at Epcot! Holy Randomness Batman!!! I had fun, I hope you do too!
Direct download: tov05012006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:29 AM

This week we avoid the parks because of the Easter holiday chaos. Instead of the normal stuff, we went to the historic Bok sanctuary. Enjoy some nature, hear some history and sit bact and enjoy the music of the bell tower! My favorite song is around 28:30 or so! After Bok Tower, we head over to Spook Hill where you can stop your car on a line and it'll roll backwards up a small hill. It's really an amazing place!
Direct download: tov04222006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:13 AM

This week I continue the TOV Family Vacation and take the Vacation Munchkins on the Jungle Cruise and Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin with a tiny segment from the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway tossed in for good measure! Two Notes:
1. The compression went wonky for the first coupla minutes, because I'm working on the "save the date" cards for the TOV Wedding, I wasn't able to go back and re-encode the show. It gets better as the show goes on, I promise!
B. First person who can tell me the inspiration for the intro wins a prize!
Direct download: tov04152006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:49 AM

This week is part one of the TOV Family Vacation. Actually I suppose last week's episode was since I took the munchkins on the Carousel.... Whatever! This week come along with me as I take the Vacation Niece and Nephew on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and we play the "Goat Game!" After that we take a ride on the Happiest Cruise that Ever Sailed on 'it's a small world' love it or hate it, it's a classic attraction!
Note: Goat Cheazy on the DPN Forums pointed out that as of last week I actually had 31 shows and I miscounted! So that makes this 32... I'm not cheating and skipping numbers... ;) Links
Jonathan Coulton - Stroller Town
Direct download: tov04082006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:06 AM

Gotcha! April Fools!
My inbox has been flooded with "Thanks and Sorry to see you go!!" emails.
I figured that the song and Waynes World Audio would be enough to give away the gag, oops! Sorry!
Well I'm back! Never left actually! :)
This week I have a very interesting Illuminations show, and then Part 1 of the Trapped on Vacation Family Vacation with the (future) Vacation Niece and Nephew! Have fun!!!
Direct download: tov04022006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:21 AM

04/01/2006 - I've got bad news for Trapped on Vacation listeners....
Direct download: tov04012006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00 AM

This week I get robbed while riding the Great Movie ride! It's the first time I've gone through the attraction since they updated the ending film a few months back. I'm really impressed with the new additions! There were some additions in the past that stood out like a sore thumb, but these were seamless! Well Done!
Show Links
Micecast
Jonathan Coulton
Distorted View NOTE: Distorted View is offensive, VERY OFFENSIVE!!! The whole purpose of the show is to offend you!!!! If you don't want to be offended, DO NOT CLICK THE LINK!!!! You have been warned! :)
Direct download: tov03252006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:17 PM

This week I celebrate St. Patty's day a bit early as I take in a show of everyone's favorite Irish Band Off Kilter at Epcot. Well at least one member is Irish, the rest are from the Irish suburbs of Florida and Puerto Rico....
After that I take you over to Universal Studios to ride The Mummy!
Leave me a voicemail at 206-284-4TOV (206-284-4868)!!!

Show links:
The Darcy and Holly Show
The Disney Podcast Network Note: at approx 7:43 into the show, someone in the background swears! (not me this time!) It's just come to my attention that I missed an edit. Sorry about that! According to libsyn, I've already reached about 75% of my normal download rate, so I'm not going to post an edited version... Once again, I apologize!!!!!
Direct download: tov03182006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:03 PM

This week I wander around Epcot and take you to what used to be one of my favorite attractions featuring everyone's favorite dragon-like creature Figment! I looked forward and kept my head straight just like Paul Barrie suggested, so if my Haunted Mansion audio made your head spin you should be ok with this. After that we have about a four minute musical interlude from Soarin'....
Everything gets wrapped up in the end with the 7th Inning Stretch fome the Detroit Tigers Spring Training game vs the Braves. I didn't mention: Visit the Disney Podcast Network Forums and checkout all of your favorite Disney Podcasts!
Welcome to the Micecast!
Direct download: tov03112006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:32 PM

This week brings big news! Jeff from Houston over at the Meandering Mouse has started the Disney Podcast Network, and Trapped on Vacation is proud to be a part of it! Click Here to check it out! Note: In this show whenever I say "we" or "us" I mean "the Network" not that I did any of the work... That's all Jeff!
Anyways... this week I take you on a classic Universal Studios Attraction that has it's roots way back in the 1964 World's Fair, then Jeff takes us on an excellent Coaster at Disney's California Adventure! I wrap it all up with an explosive finale on the vacation Home Patio! (all using NASA Technology!)
Have fun!

Links:
The Disney Podcast Network
The Meandering Mouse
Beyond Main Street
Window to the Magic
Park Hopping Podcast
The Comedy4cast
Direct download: tov03032006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:40 PM

This week I take you around the World, from Italy to the Magic Kingdom and back again! From now on I'll be using some very old, yet cool technology to record the show. Listen with headphones and you'll understand. Check out our new Forums thanks to Jeff from Houston who kindly popped up a ToV forum at the Meandering Mouse site (a proud member of the Smart Ass Theme Park Network!)
Note: For some odd reason iTunes on my end listed the show length as over 2 hours! I assure you that it's about 30 minutes! No clue why it said that...

Links:
The Trapped on Vacation Forum
The Meandering Mouse Podcast
Direct download: tov02272006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:31 PM

Hey! This week I take you on a ride around the Backlot of the Disney-MGM Studios, featuring Catastrophe Canyon. After that I head to Universal Studio's Mardi Gras Celebration where Kid Rock performed.
Note: There's about 30 seconds that is not family friendly or work safe. I give plenty of warning in the show so you can fast forward if you need to. It's just 30 seconds, actually less than that...
Have fun!
Direct download: tov02232006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42 PM

It's that time again! Time for another strange trip through Orlando! First I take you to Old Town to visit the Wax Museum and ride the Roller Coaster, then Jeff takes you to Norway! Note: I was testing my headset microphone, so it's a bit fuzzy at first, but it gets better!!!!

By the way, just like Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy spun off of Happy Days (How the hell did Mork spin from Happy Days? One's in the Midwest and the other is in Colorado???) Anyways back on track...
Yep, Jeff's spinning away from ToV and heading to The Meandering Mouse Podcast where he'll be doing his own personal spin on the Disney thing!
Congrats and Good Luck Jeff!!!
He'll still be popping in from time to time to keep us in the loop of course! So go over there, subscribe and add him to your playlist!
Links:
Old Town
Music in the park:
Project 3-Mix - Put it on Wax
Direct download: tov02112006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:25 AM

This episode is 99.9% Jeff on his trip to WDW last week. He gives an interesting and funny review of Dinkel Lacker Dark (one of my favorite beers on the planet... dark and rich but not heavy!) and then takes us along on a soundseeing tour of Expedition Everest and the surrounding areas. Toss in some of my mindless babbling and you have yourself a show! Have fun!
Direct download: tov02042006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:37 PM

Hi everyone! This week I'm on vacation in Keystone, CO, and Jeff is on Vacation in Orlando at WDW... But through the magic of podcasting, Jeff's bringing us stuff from Disneyland, and I'm taking you to both Islands of Adventure and Tubing down a mountain in Keystone! For some weird and wacky reason, Jeff's segment has some compression that makes him a bit garbled. It wasn't like this when he sent it to me! Something happened with the compression that I really don't have time to fix here because I'm on vacation! (Please forgive me!) Have fun!
Direct download: tov01252006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:47 AM

As far as I know, I'm the first podcast to feature ride throughs from both Expedition Everest at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Monsters Inc from Disney's California Adventure! I rode Everest last night during DAK Cast Previews, and Jeff rode Monsters Inc last week during soft opening.
So pull on your parka, open your closet door, and come along for the ride!
Direct download: tov01192006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:19 PM

This week we head (again) to Universal Studios to take in one of the worst attractions in Orlando, which happens to be one of my favorites because of the cheesy and horrible narration by Bill Paxton. Yep, be prepared to "Ride it out!" as I take you to Twister! Note: I used GarageBand 3 to create this enhanced AAC podcast with notes and images in the file. If you have problems listening to it, and aren't using iTunes or an iPod, let me know and I'll switch it back to an MP3.
Direct download: tov01132006.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:31 PM

Hi my name is Earl and welcome to Trapped on Vacation! This week comes from IOA where you can get in free on Thursdays in January if your name is Earl! We attempt fo fulfill a request for Steve in England as we ride Spiderman at IOA. There's also some great audio from Jeff on Alice in Wonderland at DL, and some exciting news! Have fun!
Direct download: tov01082006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:43 AM

Happy New Year!!!!! This week I have a song that'll probably send me to Disney hell because of my horrible singing! I also talk about the AAA WDW Car Care Center and the Big Bamboo Lounge. We also hit the west coast again as Jeff rides Dumbo at Disneyland! I hope everyone had a safe and happy Holiday season! We have a ton of stuff planned for2006! Thanks for joining in our adventure!
Direct download: tov01012006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00 PM

This show was originally recorded on Christmas Eve at the Adventurer's Club at Downtown Disney Pleasure Island. I've been going to the AC as a tradition since 1998 when I first moved to Florida. Our current group of friends and family has been going for four years. Hopefully after listening you'll see why! This is most likely my last Holiday show and I'll be returning to my normal mish mash of randomness next week! Hope you all have a happy New Year... Have fun!
Direct download: tov12272005.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:04 AM

Merry Christmas to al of you who are celebrating the Holiday!
And to all of you who don't celebrate Christmas, I hope you're having a wonderful day as well!!!
I have some special, wonderful stuff that I recorded on Christmas Eve! I'll be posting it as soon as I get it edited!
I'm not giving it away, but it's a Holiday event that only happens one night a year that very few people know about... It's also a tradition that I'm glad to have attended each Christmas Eve for the past seven years...
Disney Magic at it's best!
You'll hear it soon, I promise.
Happy Holidays everybody!
Category:general -- posted at: 7:08 PM

I meant to pop this up earlier in the week, but due to Christmas Shopping, I got delayed! But it's still earlier than normal...
This week we see Epcot's Candlelight Processional. I included some but not all of the music due to the fact that you can purchase the CD at Epcot. We love Eartha Kitt!!!
After that is the Holiday portions of Illuminations! Walter Cronkite's voice gives me chills every time!!!
Happy Holidays Everyone!!

*UPDATE* - It wsa pointed out that the Candlelight portion was 80% left channel. I fixed it so it's equally balanced... Sorry about that!
Direct download: tov12162005fixed.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00 PM

Wow! The Holidays are in full swing around WDW! This week we travel to the Country Bear Christmas Show, then experience a bit of Epcot! Jeff also takes us along for a ride on the newly reopened Space Mountain at Disneyland! Oh, and of course there's beer! Can't forget that!
Direct download: tov12102005.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:08 AM

In this episode I hung out with folks in town for Mousefest 2005 and RADP 10. We went to the Ft. Wilderness Campfire Sing-a-Long and then to the Electric Water Pageant on the shore of Bay Lake. Note: The Campfire Sing-a-long is cheesy, yet just what you'd expect from a campfire sing-a-long, so it's fun! I edited the songs down to easy to listen to chunks since the sing-a-long is 30 minutes long. Plus Jeff wraps up trip #1 at DL!

Show Links:
Music: Michael Andrew and Swingerhead
Don't forget to donate an unrwapped toy for a child in need at Toys for Tots or a similar organization.
Have fun!
Direct download: tov12052005.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:48 AM

Because of the Thanksgiving weekend, I didn't have much time in the parks this week. Join us as Jeff wraps up day one at Disneyland, and as I review a recently rehabed Epcot attraction. I wrap everything up with a very cheesy Thanksgiving poem.
Links:
Toys for Tots
Direct download: tov11282005.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:32 PM

On Friday, November 18th, I went to the DisneyHand Helping Kids Shine Ride-a-Thon to benefit the Children's Miracle Network. The Ride-a-Thon used to be know as the Fantasyland 5k, but the name was changed a couple years ago when they added Tomorrowland attractions to the event. Over 5000 WDW Castmembers as well as employees and families from Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children in Orlando, and Shands Hospital in Gainesville attended the event.
Children's Miracle Network hospitals treat 17 million children for every disease and injury imaginable. They impact the lives of more children than any other children's organization in the world. Children's hospitals provide state-of-the-art care, life-saving research and preventative education for children 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There is a Children's Miracle Network hospital dedicated to serving children in every community across the United States and Canada. These hospitals are committed to providing the best care for children when they need it.

If you can, please visit CMN's website to donate. Also see Toys for Tots for a toy drop off location in your area. (Not related to CMN...)

Show links:
The Darcy and Holly Show
Beyond Main Street
Lacivious Biddies from the Podsafe Music Network.

(Oh and Joey Fatone still sucks) ;)
Direct download: tov11182005.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:43 PM

It's another week in paradise! Come with us as we hit Universal Studios, and Islands of Adventure as well as a ride thru of Indiana Jones in Disneyland with Jeff (from Hous... well you know where he's from by now!) Orlando Attractions include ET, the Hulk, and a quick review of Fear Factor! LIVE.
(PG-13) because it's not at Disney... :)
Direct download: tov11142005.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:21 AM

*EDITED!* I was informed that I missed a bleep! Show is now edited... I apologize. Please note that when I'm at WDW, my show is PG, and when I'm anywhere else, it's PG-13. I just figured that my intro music might give it away that this isn't the usual theme park podcast. Once again I'm sorry I let that slip by.
This week we visit Dolphins, Gators, Large Mouth Bass and Huge Ass Horses as we wander around Sea World. Then Jeff from Houston takes us along as he enters Disneyland for the first time ever! He has some great comparisons between WDW and DL. (This is part 1 of many!) Players: Myself, Melissa (my GF) and Jeff from Houston Live via Satellite! Ok not really, but I've always wanted to say that... Have fun wandering!
Direct download: tov11072005edit.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:52 AM

I got this done just in time for Halloween! I recorded it on Saturday night, but ran into a few problems with skipping audio, so everything was delayed and I had to fix it. Now I know that I shouldn't run 8,000 apps when I'm recording on the patio!
This Halloween episode is something completely different than I'm sure you're expecting. I think it's kinda funny... I hope you do too! Have fun! Bye now!
Direct download: tov103105007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:13 AM

This is the most fun I've had recording a show to date! I popped the iRiver and microphone in a waterproof bag (made for cellphones and kayaking) and went to Blizzard Beach! There is a little rustling of the mic/bag, but I think that's ok.
After that we went to Epcot.(yes, I'm not alone on this one!) I did something different while riding Spaceship Earth, instead of recording the Jeremy Irons narration, I held the microphone outside of the car so you can hear the background audio. After you've ridden it 1000 times, Jeremy Irons' voice sorta gets ignored and you pay more attention to the surroundings, which is why I did it.

I hope you have as much fun listening to this episode as we had recording it! Have fun! The other players in this Episode are Melissa (my GF) and Girl #2 who also works at WDW so she'll remain nameless like me. (I need a nickname/handle!) Edit: Apologies to Jeff from Houston!!!! I called him John!
Direct download: tov102205006.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:32 AM

Join me as I venture to Sea World for a quick evening visit! It's my first show outside of WDW, and I was very curious and cautious as to how to handle myself with a microphone. I found that people cared even less there than at WDW, so next time I'll have a bit more fun! while riding Krakken, my battery cover on the iRiver came open so I held on to it with my hand covering the entire device including the microhopne. Oops! Next time I'm using the ext. mic w/ cord.
Direct download: tov1001705005.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:19 AM

Holy cow did this take a long time! After moving into the Vacation Home, I got a chance to take a break from working and went to Epcot for about an hour! Then my iRiver went batty and I lost about 1/3 of my audio. When I salvaged and edited it on THursday night, Audacity crashed just as I was finishing up! Of course I didn't save. So I did it again, and saved often. And here it is for your enjoyment! Have fun!
Direct download: tov100805005.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:09 AM

Here's a quick explanation as to why I haven't posted an episode in a week and a half. The gist of it... I'm buying a house and closing on Friday the 30th. I'll be back to normal next week!
Direct download: tovupdate.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:07 AM

This is just a post to claim my feed in Odeo. My Odeo Channel (odeo/307217f9914df1db) BTW, if you haven't subscribed using a podcast client, you can subscribe and listen on the web at Odeo or at Podcast Pickle. Hopefully soon at PodcastAlley, Podcast.net, and iTunes as well. I submitted my feed to all of them last week. I personally recommend iPodderX as a stand alone client for Mac OS X and Windows. It works better with iTunes than iTunes' own built in podcast features!
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:06 PM

test actually I'm just looking for the picture tag.
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15 PM

This week marks the 7th Anniversary of my move to Florida that started my eternal vacation (at least when I'm not working.) So to mark this event, I went to the Magic Kingdom to revisit a few of the things that I did on my very first visit after I moved here. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Note: I realized after I recorded that my iRiver was set to "Mono" so the Visivox microphone didn't record at %100 quality.
Direct download: tov091205003.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:26 PM

Here is Episode #2, where I travel south of the border and head to Mexico. I'm still getting used to "talking to myself" in public without drawing too much attention to myself. But all in all I'm satisified with the audio, especially the audio of the Mariachi Cobre band in the pavilion!
Direct download: tov090505002.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:43 AM

Here's my first shot at Trapped on Vacation. It's not much, just testing out a few things in my "home studio." I need to work out the kinks, but that's why I'm doing it... Have fun!
Direct download: tov082705001_copy_1.mp3
Category:QuickCast -- posted at: 3:58 AM