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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.
Direct download: tov09132007.mp3
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Posted two weeks late, sorry!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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No clever show desc today... Heading to work! I might change the desc tonight! HAve fun at the Monsters inc Laugh Floor Comedy Club
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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