Distory with Kate & Kirk

Kate (Disney Cicerone) & Kirk (Walrus Carp)

Exploring the history of the Disney Parks (with a dash of the ridiculous!), Distory with Kate and Kirk is an adventure into the fascinatingly obscure details that have made the Disney parks what they are today. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/disneycicerone/support read less
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90: History of Big Thunder Mountain - Part 7 - Disneyland's Construction & Secrets of the Queue
6日前
90: History of Big Thunder Mountain - Part 7 - Disneyland's Construction & Secrets of the Queue
How is the People Mover (and Indiana Jones) related to Big Thunder Mountain? In this episode of Distory, we chug along in our story of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Disneyland as we highlight some of the unique processes and features of its construction. Though this episode had a few bumps in the rails (our audio/video had a glitch - sorry about that!) we still walk through the stories and secrets of the queue, including some antiques, superstitions, nods to other Big Thunders around the world, and an odd feature borrowed from another Disneyland attraction (and then subsequently adopted accidentally into a major movie franchise). As we come into the station (literally), we get angry at some trash cans, search for vultures, learn a thing or two about a logo, and discover a bizarre walrus that makes Kirk nervous. We end this episode at the beginning (of the ride, that is) where a few horseshoes and a little-noticed plaque will keep you busy the next time you’re waiting for the wildest ride in the wilderness. Join us LIVE on TikTok every Friday at 5:30pm Pacific/8:30pm Eastern for more Distory! Kate: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@disneycicerone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Kirk: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@walruscarp⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ You can also find us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠disneycicerone.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠walruscarp.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ View full video versions of each episode at Disney Cicerone's YouTube channel ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠HERE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠OR on the Spotify version of our podcast. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Distory T-shirts and Stickers⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Kate's books on Amazon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠WalrusCarp T-shirts & Merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/disneycicerone/support
89: History of Big Thunder Mountain - Part 6 - Disneyland's Concept & The Lost Geyser Mountain
17-02-2024
89: History of Big Thunder Mountain - Part 6 - Disneyland's Concept & The Lost Geyser Mountain
How did Walt Disney inspire the design of Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain? In this episode of Distory, we head back to Disneyland to learn about how Imagineer Tony Baxter had to adapt the design of the iconic Big Thunder Mountain for a park it wasn’t intended for. Along the way, we learn the truth about some fossilized wood, dust off a few old National Geographic magazines for inspiration, and hear the original backstory of Jason Chandler. We also take a side trip to Discovery Bay and explore how Geyser Falls (and then Geyser Mountain) would have tied in thematically with the attraction we know and love today. Kirk takes notes on Kate’s begrudging acceptance of a former Disney CEO, Kate waxes poetic about how we view fear in rides and impossibility, and somewhere along the way Missy Elliott’s (fictional) influence on Big Thunder’s ride layout forever changes the way we view attraction. Join us LIVE on TikTok every Friday at 5:30pm Pacific/8:30pm Eastern for more Distory! Kate: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@disneycicerone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Kirk: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@walruscarp⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ You can also find us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠disneycicerone.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠walruscarp.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ View full video versions of each episode at Disney Cicerone's YouTube channel ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠HERE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠OR on the Spotify version of our podcast. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Distory T-shirts and Stickers⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Kate's books on Amazon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠WalrusCarp T-shirts & Merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/disneycicerone/support
88. History of Big Thunder Mountain - Part 5 - What happened to Walt Disney World's Thunder Mesa?
10-02-2024
88. History of Big Thunder Mountain - Part 5 - What happened to Walt Disney World's Thunder Mesa?
How many ideas for Big Thunder Mountain are simply recycled old ones? In this episode of Distory, we keep chugging along in our Big Thunder Mountain series as we start by saying goodbye to Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland (but not before we learn a few lost concepts in an attempt to save it, some of which we see today in the current Big Thunder). After tearing down Cascade Peak and mentioning where a few of the animals made a new home, we hop over to Walt Disney World to learn about the largest never-built show structure in Disney’s history, Thunder Mesa. After some twists and turns on a (boring?) version of a runaway mine train, we roll to a stop as Tony Baxter takes the reins from Marc Davis and sketches the first concepts for the Big Thunder we know it today (well, before it was shelved and then built elsewhere). We take a rabbit trail to Pirates to debate what park wears it best, and Kirk derails Kate’s transitions as he recovers from climbing Everest on the Swiss Family Treehouse. Join us LIVE on TikTok every Friday at 5:30pm Pacific/8:30pm Eastern for more Distory! Kate: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@disneycicerone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Kirk: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@walruscarp⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ You can also find us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠disneycicerone.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠walruscarp.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ View full video versions of each episode at Disney Cicerone's YouTube channel ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠HERE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠OR on the Spotify version of our podcast. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Distory T-shirts and Stickers⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Kate's books on Amazon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠WalrusCarp T-shirts & Merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/disneycicerone/support
87. History of Big Thunder Mountain - Part 4 - Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland - Cascade Peak, Bear Country, & the Living Desert
03-02-2024
87. History of Big Thunder Mountain - Part 4 - Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland - Cascade Peak, Bear Country, & the Living Desert
What was the most successful (and disastrous) animatronic that Disney ever made? In this episode of DIstory, we once again hop aboard Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland in Disneyland as we continue this series about the origins of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. After rounding Cascade Peak and learning about a significant waterfall, we head into bear country to spy some itchy bears, piston fish, and a scary trestle. After hearing an incredibly offensive joke near the Olympic Elk and spending way too long trying to find a red-tailed hawk, we move along to the Living Desert, where Kirk is scared by snakes and Kate gets schooled about Peccaries. Through it all, we point out some pieces of this classic attraction that still exist today that you can look for the next time you’re in Disneyland. Join us LIVE on TikTok every Friday at 5:30pm Pacific/8:30pm Eastern for more Distory! Kate: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@disneycicerone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Kirk: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@walruscarp⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ You can also find us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠disneycicerone.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠walruscarp.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ View full video versions of each episode at Disney Cicerone's YouTube channel ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠HERE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠OR on the Spotify version of our podcast. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Distory T-shirts and Stickers⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Kate's books on Amazon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠WalrusCarp T-shirts & Merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/disneycicerone/support
86. History of Big Thunder Mountain - Part 3 - Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland - Into Beaver Valley
27-01-2024
86. History of Big Thunder Mountain - Part 3 - Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland - Into Beaver Valley
How are the animals of Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland significant to Disney's history? And why did Disney paint the mine train yellow? In this episode of DIstory, we explore the history of Nature's Wonderland in Disneyland as we chug along in this series about the origins of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. We begin with the transition from Rainbow Caverns Mine Train, discussing some technological improvements (including a few from NASA) that had a massive impact on the attraction's additions. After a brief visit to Rainbow Ridge, we hop aboard our yellow train and head to Beaver Valley, where we meet some friendly beavers and learn how they came to life. After laughing way too much at beaver's antics, we learn the price of a raccoon, hear about Walt's marmot grooming preferences, and hear a joke that made the women on the mine train blush. Join us LIVE on TikTok every Friday at 5:30pm Pacific/8:30pm Eastern for more Distory! Kate: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@disneycicerone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Kirk: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@walruscarp⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ You can also find us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠disneycicerone.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠walruscarp.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ View full video versions of each episode at Disney Cicerone's YouTube channel ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠HERE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠OR on the Spotify version of our podcast. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Distory T-shirts and Stickers⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Kate's books on Amazon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠WalrusCarp T-shirts & Merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/disneycicerone/support
85. History of Big Thunder Mountain - Part 2 - Rainbow Caverns Mine Train
20-01-2024
85. History of Big Thunder Mountain - Part 2 - Rainbow Caverns Mine Train
What inspired the little mining town of Rainbow Ridge?  On this episode of Distory, we hold on (loosely?) to our hats and glasses as we embark on the slow-moving Rainbow Cavern’s Mine Train, one of the predecessors of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Along the way, we point out some of our favorite sights in the painted desert, including a bizarre group of 7 Dwarfs, a teeny tiny cabin, dangerous rock formations, miniature pueblos, and, of course, the famous Rainbow Caverns themselves. Kirk also loses it over the sound of a “magical” instrument, and Kate points out the origin of a famous Walt quote and also where we get a well-known sign in Radiator Springs. Join us LIVE on TikTok every Friday at 5:30pm Pacific/8:30pm Eastern for more Distory! Kate: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@disneycicerone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Kirk: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@walruscarp⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ You can also find us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠disneycicerone.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠walruscarp.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ View full video versions of each episode at Disney Cicerone's YouTube channel ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠HERE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠OR on the Spotify version of our podcast. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Distory T-shirts and Stickers⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Kate's books on Amazon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠WalrusCarp T-shirts & Merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/disneycicerone/support
84. History of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad - Part 1 - Mules, Wagons, and the Order of the Red Handkerchief
13-01-2024
84. History of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad - Part 1 - Mules, Wagons, and the Order of the Red Handkerchief
What mistake did Disney make that changed their plans for Frontierland? On this episode of Distory, we get ready for the wildest ride in the wilderness as we start a new series all about the history of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. But the runaway mine train we all know and love is only part of the story when it comes to Big Thunder. We start our journey at the very beginning in Disneyland’s early Frontierland, taking a ride on some mules, stagecoaches, and (many) wagons before rolling to a stop at the beginning of Rainbow Caverns Mine Train. Kate gets on a few soapboxes about her home state and something people often mix up when talking about the mine train, Kirk won’t stop talking about wagons, and a good time is had by all as we begin to excavate the rich history of this iconic ride. Join us LIVE on TikTok every Friday at 5:30pm Pacific/8:30pm Eastern for more Distory! Kate: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@disneycicerone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Kirk: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@walruscarp⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ You can also find us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠disneycicerone.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠walruscarp.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ View full video versions of each episode at Disney Cicerone's YouTube channel ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠HERE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠OR on the Spotify version of our podcast. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Distory T-shirts and Stickers⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Kate's books on Amazon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠WalrusCarp T-shirts & Merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/disneycicerone/support
83: Distorian's Lounge - The Lost Chinatown That Changed Disneyland
06-01-2024
83: Distorian's Lounge - The Lost Chinatown That Changed Disneyland
Even if you think you’ve heard it all about Disneyland, you’ve probably NEVER heard about this. In the Distorian's Lounge with Kate this week, we do a deep dive into the history of Disneyland’s abandoned Chinatown concept, exploring how it impacted some of the most iconic attractions in Disney history. Along the way we meet an animatronic you’ve likely never heard of, sit down for a meal in a unique (and sometimes offensive) Chinese restaurant, and learn a little bit of philosophy. We also dig into some history of Los Angeles for context and find an extremely rare never-built Anaheim theme park. Join us LIVE on TikTok every Friday at 5:30pm Pacific/8:30pm Eastern for more Distory! Kate: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@disneycicerone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Kirk: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@walruscarp⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ You can also find us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠disneycicerone.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠walruscarp.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ View full video versions of each episode at Disney Cicerone's YouTube channel ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠HERE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠OR on the Spotify version of our podcast. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Distory T-shirts and Stickers⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Kate's books on Amazon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠WalrusCarp T-shirts & Merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/disneycicerone/support
82. The Christmas Gift that Changed Disney History & 5 Other Other Obscure Distory Stories
23-12-2023
82. The Christmas Gift that Changed Disney History & 5 Other Other Obscure Distory Stories
What if Disney animation didn’t start with a mouse, but something else entirely? In this episode of Distory, we couldn’t agree on what Disney history to talk about, so we decided to each bring three of our favorite holiday-themed stories to share with you as this Christmas season comes to a close. From a very important pair of boots to some odd-looking costumes, a missing star to the origins of a beloved Christmas party, this episode has all the laughs, the feels, and some deep thoughts that might just change the way you view Main Street USA. Join us LIVE on TikTok every Friday at 5:30pm Pacific/8:30pm Eastern for more Distory! Kate: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@disneycicerone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Kirk: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@walruscarp⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ You can also find us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠disneycicerone.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠walruscarp.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ View full video versions of each episode at Disney Cicerone's YouTube channel ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠HERE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠OR on the Spotify version of our podcast. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Distory T-shirts and Stickers⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Kate's books on Amazon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠WalrusCarp T-shirts & Merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/disneycicerone/support
76. Phantom Manor - Part 4 - Secrets of Phantom Canyon
28-10-2023
76. Phantom Manor - Part 4 - Secrets of Phantom Canyon
Why do all the characters in Phantom Canyon look so familiar? In this episode of Distory, we mosey on into the town of Phantom Canyon where playful spooks are having a (western-themed) swinging wake. As we inch through this fascinating alternative to the Haunted Mansion graveyard scene, we compare Marc Davis’s and Mary Blair’s original concept art for Western River Expedition to what made it into Phantom Manor, find some familiar faces, and discover stories from Victorian literature that inspired this spooky netherworld. After telling a few ghost stories of our own and flying through the vortex, we escape the manor only to find ourselves in Boot Hill cemetery, which has its own sordid history laced with scandal and mystery. Join us LIVE on TikTok every Friday at 5:30pm Pacific/8:30pm Eastern for more Distory! Kate: ⁠⁠⁠@disneycicerone⁠⁠⁠ Kirk: ⁠⁠⁠@walruscarp⁠⁠⁠ You can also find us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and at ⁠⁠⁠disneycicerone.com⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠walruscarp.com⁠⁠⁠ View full video versions of each episode at Disney Cicerone's YouTube channel ⁠⁠⁠HERE ⁠⁠⁠OR on the Spotify version of our podcast. ⁠⁠⁠Distory T-shirts and Stickers⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠WalrusCarp T-shirts & Merch⁠⁠⁠ Books we mention in this episode: ⁠⁠The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic⁠⁠ ⁠⁠Marc Davis in His Own Words⁠⁠ Disneyland Paris Phantom Manor Decrypted ⁠⁠Kate's books on Amazon⁠⁠ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/disneycicerone/support
75. Phantom Manor - Part 3 - Ballrooms, Boudoirs, & Bones
21-10-2023
75. Phantom Manor - Part 3 - Ballrooms, Boudoirs, & Bones
What secrets are hidden in the shadows of the Phantom Manor? And why should you pay attention to a specific tree? In this episode of Distory, we waltz into the ballroom of Disney’s Phantom Manor in Disneyland Paris, investigating some moldy cakes, scary makeup, and a moving Phantom. We then move into Melanie Ravenswood’s boudoir, finding hidden storytelling around the room cloaked in shadow and often easily missed. We also listen to Melanie’s lament and visit the history behind her mournful song before heading out the window and down into the catacombs. After waving to a dog inspired by the US Haunted Mansions, we try to make sense of the actions of a few creepy bones and discover some missing singing busts, one of which is not quite so missing in the original versions of the Haunted Mansion. Join us LIVE on TikTok every Friday at 5:30pm Pacific/8:30pm Eastern for more Distory! Kate: ⁠⁠@disneycicerone⁠⁠ Kirk: ⁠⁠@walruscarp⁠⁠ You can also find us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and at ⁠⁠disneycicerone.com⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠walruscarp.com⁠⁠ View full video versions of each episode at Disney Cicerone's YouTube channel ⁠⁠HERE ⁠⁠OR on the Spotify version of our podcast. ⁠⁠Distory T-shirts and Stickers⁠⁠ ⁠⁠WalrusCarp T-shirts & Merch⁠⁠ Books we mention in this episode: ⁠The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic⁠ ⁠Marc Davis in His Own Words⁠ Disneyland Paris Phantom Manor Decrypted ⁠Kate's books on Amazon⁠ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/disneycicerone/support
74. Phantom Manor - Part 2 - Into the Manor
14-10-2023
74. Phantom Manor - Part 2 - Into the Manor
How does Disney make an old manor look new again? And what elements did Phantom Manor borrow from the US Parks? In this episode of Distory, we step into the decrepit halls of Phantom Manor, finding secrets, stories, and spectral beings along the way. After analyzing how the special effects are achieved in both the foyer and doorless chamber, we then take some time in the portrait gallery (both old and new), say hello to some stanchion bats, and find a connection to an old 1964 piece of concept art. We climb aboard our doom buggies for an enlightening (and frightening) trip through the endless hallway and music room, before finding some skeletal hands, demons, and dark spaces in the corridor of doors. We end this episode in Leota’s seance circle, discussing the wild differences between what we see in Paris vs the US Disney parks. Join us LIVE on TikTok every Friday at 5:30pm Pacific/8:30pm Eastern for more Distory! Kate: ⁠@disneycicerone⁠ Kirk: ⁠@walruscarp⁠ You can also find us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and at ⁠disneycicerone.com⁠ & ⁠walruscarp.com⁠ View full video versions of each episode at Disney Cicerone's YouTube channel ⁠HERE ⁠OR on the Spotify version of our podcast. ⁠Distory T-shirts and Stickers⁠ ⁠WalrusCarp T-shirts & Merch⁠ Books we mention in this episode: The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic Marc Davis in His Own Words Disneyland Paris Phantom Manor Decrypted Kate's books on Amazon --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/disneycicerone/support
73. Phantom Manor - Part 1 - The Origins of the Manor
07-10-2023
73. Phantom Manor - Part 1 - The Origins of the Manor
How are the Beatles, Michael Jackson, & Hocus Pocus connected to Disney’s Phantom Manor in Paris? Welcome back, foolish mortals, for a journey into the complicated backstory and history of Phantom Manor in Disneyland Paris! In this episode of Distory, we discuss the concepts, story, music, narration, inspiration, and origins of this iconic spooky attraction. We also dig deep into the background of Walt Disney World’s Thunder Mesa (and Marc Davis’s disappointments) and how it influenced the design of Frontierland for the Imagineers. Along the way, we experience a vibraslap, drum up some sympathy for the various suitors for Melanie Ravenswood (with hilarious names), and discuss the irreplaceable (yet replaced) Vincent Price, who felt right at home in the Phantom Manor. Well, most of the time. Join us LIVE on TikTok every Friday at 5:30pm Pacific/8:30pm Eastern for more Distory! Kate: ⁠@disneycicerone⁠ Kirk: ⁠@walruscarp⁠ You can also find us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and at ⁠disneycicerone.com⁠ & ⁠walruscarp.com⁠ View full video versions of each episode at Disney Cicerone's YouTube channel ⁠HERE ⁠OR on the Spotify version of our podcast. ⁠Distory T-shirts and Stickers⁠ ⁠WalrusCarp T-shirts & Merch⁠ Books we mention in this episode: The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic Marc Davis in His Own Words Disneyland Paris Phantom Manor Decrypted Kate's books on Amazon --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/disneycicerone/support