Annie and Danny's FastPass Podcast

Annie and Danny return from hiatus to discuss the holidays, more takeaways from Dan's trip to Walt Disney World (including that time he made a really old man feel bad at the Dumbo ride in Magic Kingdom). Dan also touches on his impressions of the new Pandora attractions, Flight of Passage and Na'vi River Journey. Dan then briefly touches on his reviews of the new Walt Disney World restaurants (Tiffins, Jungle Skipper Cantina, Morimto's, Art Smith's, and Frontera Cocina). It's all very thorough.

Then the duo turns their attentions to the Frozen short before 'Coco' and 'Coco' itself. Spoiler Alert... They liked one of them, and didn't like the other. See if you can guess which one is trash, and which will be held up along with the rest of the Pixar, Disney pantheon of great films.

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Category:Disney and Disneyana -- posted at: 3:56pm PST

Annie and Dan return after Dan's trip to Walt Disney World and break down the trip, day by day. Of course, because they're both wordy as all get-out, they only get through the first two days of the trip, starting with Day one at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and dinner at Boma, and finishing with Day two at Epcot, and dinner at Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs.

Among other digressions, Dan discusses his theory that Fastpass Plus is increasing wait times overall, Frozen's quality as a ride, and some of the new Pandora attractions. 

Direct download: ADFPPCe118-Final.mp3
Category:Disney and Disneyana -- posted at: 8:25pm PST

Annie and Dan return again on this Indigenous People's Day to discuss Annie's screening of the cinematic classic 'Spooky Buddies', the Miami Dolphins coach doing cocaine, and Summer blockbusters with real snowy or cold settings (prompted by Annie's re-watch of the Beauty and the Beast live action film from this Spring), how Annie only has 3 mom stories now, Dan's impression of Tom Cruise's new movie "American Made", and how they've slowly been world building around the memes of the podcast this whole time. 


The duo spend the last half of the show talking about the planned portion of Dan's itinerary for his upcoming Disney trip. They'll be trying some new restaurants (Morimoto Asia, Art Smith's Homecoming, Jungle Skipper), and some new rides (Flight of Passage, Frozen Ever After), and enjoying the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Direct download: ADFPPCe117-Final.mp3
Category:Disney and Disneyana -- posted at: 9:35pm PST

Annie and Dan are joined by friend of the pod, Celeste (@hyperionceleste) to break down the Disney animated classic Pinocchio.  Tune in to hear our takes on the most awkward moments, heartwarming scenes, best songs, best voice performances, and more.

Pinocchio spoilers are everywhere in this one, so if you don't want to know what happened in the 77 year old movie, you may wanna skip this one... or you know... watch the flick and listen along!

Why do some of the animals have human traits, and some are just animals? Why does Geppetto send Pinocchio to school within moments of knowing him? Would you wanna live through the apocalypse? Was Monster just misunderstood? 

Get it all within this Pleasure Island!

Direct download: ADFPPCe116-Final.mp3
Category:Disney and Disneyana -- posted at: 7:22pm PST

Annie and Dan have just about nothing to say this week, so they ramble on about all manner of things.

They talk about the Taco Bell drive-thru, making Christmas wreaths, Dan's dislike for beloved children's movies of the 80s, Annie's fake chocolate allergy, Rutherford B Hayes, and other various topics.

Annie reads some 1-Star Disney reviews where we hear about a group of people wandering the parking lots of Disney World, folks eating hot dogs in the rain, and the bottomless drinking cups.

Lastly, the duo decide which attraction at each park they'd get rid of.

Direct download: ADFPPCe115-Final.mp3
Category:Disney and Disneyana -- posted at: 7:00pm PST

Annie and Dan are joined this week by friend and listener, Daffy Stardust.

Together they discuss more of Dan's Harry Potter fixation, Annie's attendance at the movie 'It' (No spoilers), Dan's tattoo, and that's before they even get into the Disney News!

News includes information on how Hurricane Irma impacted the parks, how Disneyland's Halloween Party sold out in record time, and they discuss Disney Pin candles way too long.

Dan goes on a rant about 1-Star Disney World Yelp reviews.

The group spends the last 30 minutes of the episode talking about Daffy's recent Disney World trip, which includes his impressions of Pandora, and some tips for getting on Expedition Everest without a wait. 

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Category:Disney and Disneyana -- posted at: 7:15pm PST

Annie and Dan return and discuss the latest update in the Mikram Saga, Dan's new King Candy tattoo, Dave Navarro's suspected veganism, and the impact of Hurricane Irma on Walt Disney World.

The majority of the ep is focused around the delights and menus of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. 

Dan reads off each of the menus available, and they decide which item on each they'll want to enjoy. Interspersed among the different menus, Annie and Dan trade off asking each other obscure-ish Disney trivia.

Direct download: ADFPPCe113-Final.mp3
Category:Disney and Disneyana -- posted at: 7:10pm PST

Annie and Dan discuss various and sundry things at the start of the episode this week, including rich people flying to see the solar eclipse, Annie's NetFlix watching habits, and Dan's continued obsession with Harry Potter.

Dan reads the Disney news, which includes updates on "One Man's Dream", The discontinuation of Disney's Express Transportation service, Animal Kingdom's "Ultimate Nights of Adventure" tour, the 35th Annual International Food and Wine Festival, and some rumors that Annie did not like about the upcoming Coco horning in on Gran Fiesta Tour.

In their main topic, they discuss their 3 Disney Genie Wishes, which shockingly includes food and Harry Potter, and ways to experience Horizons again.

Direct download: ADFPPCe112-Final.mp3
Category:Disney and Disneyana -- posted at: 6:50pm PST

Annie and Dan return and discuss all kinds of non-Disney topics this week, including Dan enjoying feeling smug, fooling his dogs, and more of Dan's break-down of Harry Potter. They also talk about Annie's dislike for Newsies, and her trip to the Dentist.

The Harry Potter discussion this time focuses mostly on Wizard Bachelors and the insane behavior of Dolores Umbridge.

They spend a few minutes talking about the movie Logan Lucky, which they both saw this week. For those of you who want to avoid spoilers, that's minute 42:12 to minute 52:00. 

Lastly they talk about Dan's issues with the current Fastpass Plus bias toward the East Coast, and how unfair it is for him and his white privilege that he had to wake up early.

Direct download: ADFPPCe111-Final.mp3
Category:Disney and Disneyana -- posted at: 9:48pm PST

Annie and Dan hit the ground running and talk about a bunch of stuff, including Fred Armisen, improvised singing, the new website "Reddit", Dan's promotion, and some serious spoilers of The Dark Tower movie, which isn't even Disney.

They briefly talk about the closing of The Great Movie Ride and Universe of Energy.

The round out the last half of the episode by playing a rousing game of "Disney Would You Rather", and while it's not nearly as dirty as it sounds, its definitely just as fun.

Direct download: ADFPPCe110-Final.mp3
Category:Disney and Disneyana -- posted at: 6:28pm PST