Starport75 - A Disney Podcast

72 EpisodesProduced by Chris Grey & Glenn Welch

A podcast (mostly) about Disney, Walt Disney World, Disneyland and anything Mickey Mouse, news, history, tips, and we sometimes nerd out on anything--tech, photography, cars, books, music, etc. Join the fun!

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Makin' Memories

April 16th, 2019

1:10:04

  • Released 4/16/19
  • https://youtu.be/duE5SRDA2Fs
  • Get in line now for Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge!
  • Different kind of episode - focused on Photography

Epcot is dead, long live Epcot!

March 7th, 2019

38:12

  • Play Pavilion, New Park Entrance Part of Epcot’s Historic Transformation 

Horizons

February 18th, 2019

35:01

  • Released 2/18/19
  • Opened one year after Epcot on 10/1/83
  • Sponsored by General Electric for the first 10 years
  • The one pavilion that combined all of …

No more trains at Walt Disney World!

February 8th, 2019

48:56

  • Released 2/8/19
  • Chris can’t hear the WDW Railroad trains anymore!
  • Disney News
    • Maleficent Dragon Float returns to the Festival of Fantasy Parade …

Space Mountain

January 25th, 2019

40:48

  • Opened January 15, 1975
  • Was the first Space Mountain to open, although it was originally planed for Disneyland as "Space Port”
    • Designing …

Loose Slinky Dog Tails

January 18th, 2019

47:13

  • Released 1/17/19
  • First episode of the new year!
  • Follow Up
    • Disney introduces logo for Hollywood Studios' 30th anniversary 

The Disney Christmas Show

December 27th, 2018

1:17:04

  • Released on 12/27/18
  • It’s been a while… Sorry everyone!
  • Disney News
    • New Space Mountain Exit Opens, Speedramps Removed at the Magic Kingdom 

If a bottle of soda falls in the new World of Disney...

November 9th, 2018

58:19

  • Recorded - 11/7/18
  • Trip report from Chris - Disney Springs
    • World of Disney reopening
    • Chris’ mishap with a Coke bottle in WoD
  • Maleficent …

There was no Early Morning Magic when we were playing Adventures in the MK. Now get off my lawn!

October 30th, 2018

46:20

  • Recorded on 10/17/18
  • Released on 10/29/18
  • Early Morning Magic program for Disney's Hollywood Studios
    • 90 minutes of access to Toy Story Land …

Spaceship Earth closing? No problem! We'll be on the Disney Cruise!

October 17th, 2018

44:07

  • Released on 10/17/18
  • Disney Cruise Line follow up
    • Glenn booked a cruise out of New Orleans!
  • Spaceship Earth Will Close for Over Two …

Disney Rumor show! Go Away Green!

October 8th, 2018

41:54

  • Released on 10/8/18
  • Rumor Show!
    • Rumored opening dates for new attractions
    • Skyliner Gondolas will not have A/C
    • India Pavilion Coming to …

Disney Cruise Line News Mini Episode

September 28th, 2018

16:26

  • Recorded 9/27/18
  • Released 9/28/18
  • Disney Cruise Line will sail out of New Orleans in February, 2020! During Mardi Gras!

Disney News recap

September 27th, 2018

50:41

  • Released 9/27/18
  • Chris is remembering his Cruise
    • Some feedback from disboards.com
    • Follow up: Captain Tom is now Commodore Tom
  • Disney …

Chris' Disney Cruise Line Trip Report

September 17th, 2018

1:18:57

  • Released 9/17/18
  • Chris and family went on a Disney Cruise Line vacation
    • Fantasy ship
    • Western Caribbean cruise
  • DCL History
    • Disney …

Episode 056 - Mission to Mars

September 8th, 2018

24:49

  • Released 9/7/18
  • Remember the Magic - Mission to Mars
    • Chris never experienced the attraction - it’s a regret
  • History
    • 1955: Rocket to …

Episode 055 - Chris' trip to the Magic Kingdom

August 28th, 2018

1:08:11

  • Released 8/27/18
  • Feedback on new formats
    • What Glenn had for dinner
    • Glenn visits Orlando to see Chris at least once a year; Chris has been …

Episode 054 - The Country Bear Jamboree

August 16th, 2018

28:18

  • Recorded 8/8/18
  • Remember the Magic - The Country Bear Jamboree
  • History
    • December 1965, Walt Disney was pressing forward with Mineral King, a …

Episode 053 - Why is Chicken Guy! on my coffee mug?

August 9th, 2018

51:00

  • Recorded 8/8/18
  • Chris’ ISP issues
  • Disney News
    • Attendance, spending are up again at the Disney theme parks 

Episode 052 - We Apologize for the Inconvenience

July 29th, 2018

1:12:42

  • Recorded 7/26/18
  • Apology from Chris
  • News
    • Fastpass Available To Purchase During New Test In Disneyland Paris 

Episode 051 - Toy Story Land, Star Tours Hotel, and New Annual Passes

July 16th, 2018

1:03:43

  • Recorded on 7/11/18
  • Disney News
    • Maleficent is breathing fire again in Disneyland Paris—will we see the float and will it breathe fire again …

Episode 050 - Golden Episode filled with crazy rumors, AKA 16 days is enough for anybody

July 1st, 2018

1:46:18

  • Recorded 6/27/18
  • Disney News
    • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Adds New Experiences for Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, and …

Episode 049 - Glenn played the real life version of WDW Explorer

June 11th, 2018

2:03:42

  • Recorded 6/6/18
  • Follow-up: Any updates on the Malefifire?
  • News
    • Disney Skyliner progress 

Episode 048 - Cover my car in Mickey magnets and head to AK

May 25th, 2018

1:27:31

  • Recorded 5/23/18
  • Annual Pass magnets
  • What bugs Chris about Hollywood Studios?
  • The name of our audience? The Rocketeers!
  • Follow up

Episode 047 - The Hall of Presidents is still standing despite Maleficent's best effort

May 20th, 2018

1:21:58

  • Recorded 5/16/18
  • Glenn’s Disney trip planning
    • FastPass+ Reservations
    • Was it better before FP, in the olden days?
  • ParkLeap update

Episode 045 - Skyliners, Monorails, and Bus Times (oh, my!)

April 21st, 2018

1:24:17

  • Recorded 4/18/18
  • ParkLeap
  • News
    • FastPass+ for Toy Story Land Opens to Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Guests
    • All-New Play Disney Parks App Coming to …

Episode 044 - ParkLeap to the Backside of Tomorrowland!

April 7th, 2018

1:46:50

Episode 043 - We Wants the Ginger Beer! And Other Fun Tales about Pirates and Parking

March 28th, 2018

1:44:13

  • Recorded 3/20/18
  • News
    • Texas Children's Hospital launches $100M initiative with Walt Disney Company 

Episode 042 - DizWiz's trip to WDW during Mardi Gras

March 10th, 2018

1:40:29

  • Recorded 3/7/18
  • We’re back!
    • Catchup discussion
  • Disney News
    • McDonald's reunites with Disney on Happy Meals after more than a decade apart

Episode 041 - A-goin' to Put On Our Halloween Swimsuits

February 2nd, 2018

1:22:36

  • Recorded - 1/31/18
  • Minnie Van service
    • Expands to two new resorts
    • Offers rides for Disney Resort Club Level guests to airport for $150
  • Atlanta …

Episode 040 - Crusin' With the Top Down and the Door Open

January 11th, 2018

1:31:55

  • Recorded 1/9/18
  • Disney Conversation
    • Disney/Fox merger
    • Star Wars The Last Jedi
  • Disney News
    • Attraction closings
      • Circle of Life in the Land …

Episode 039 - Main Street, U.S.A. History and Bob Iger's Robot in the Hall of Presidents

December 3rd, 2017

1:11:46

  • Recorded November 29, 2017
  • News
    • Hall of Presidents will open before Christmas
      • Chris watched The Muppets Present Great Moments in American History …

Episode 038 - Adventures on the Disney Cruise

November 10th, 2017

1:29:09

  • Redesign/rename recap
  • Book Club - The Halloween Tree
    • Discussions of the book
    • Cartoon for the Cartoon Network in 1996
  • Disney News
    • TSA …

Episode 037 - The New Starport75 Podcast!

October 21st, 2017

1:11:39

  • Recorded on 10/17/17
  • Changing the name of the podcast to Starport75
  • Disney News
    • New Dog Policy at four WDW resorts
    • Star Wars: The Last Jedi …

Episode 036 - Dole Whips, Casey's Corner, Fastpass, Epcot's 35th, and the first "Stump Glenn"

October 1st, 2017

1:34:04

  • Recorded 9/27/17
  • Annual Passholder lines
    • Colors of the entrance turnstiles
    • Magic Bands
    • Tip from Chris: wear your Magic Band on your left arm and …

Episode 035 - Thurston Howell III goes through Irma and visits WDW

September 21st, 2017

1:28:35

  • Hurricane Irma
    • Chris’ experience
  • Disney’s prep for the hurricane
    • Learned from last year’s Hurricane Matthew
    • [Kristen](

Episode 034 - The Kaleidoscope, Storyverse, Hyperia, Beyond, Cinemagic, Legends, XL, Cinemagine Episode!

September 6th, 2017

1:22:32

  • Recorded 8/30/17
  • We’re old, but mentally young
  • Wanting to go to other Disney Parks around the world
  • California Adventure - old version vs new version

Episode 033 - Books about Walt Disney World and Glenn taking photos on his trip to WDW

August 18th, 2017

1:31:00

  • Recorded August 17, 2017
  • Advertisements for Walt Disney World
    • First ad in 1985
    • John Moschitta was the fast talking FedEx and Micro Machines actor

Episode 032 - Glenn's Trip to WDW

August 4th, 2017

1:45:03

  • All Star Music Resort
  • Went to WDW parks 7 days; KSC one day
  • KSC - Great attraction, made greater with the Atlantis exhibit
  • Became an Annual …

Episode 031 - "I'm not Star Lord" - Disney D23 Expo Theme Park Announcement Review

July 21st, 2017

1:24:05

  • [Immersive Super Hero Experience Coming to Disney California Adventure Park](

Episode 030 - Where all the birds sing words and the flowers croon

July 6th, 2017

1:16:18

  • Recorded 7/4/17
  • Happy Independence Day
    • Liberty Bell
    • Replica Liberty Bell in Liberty Square
  • News
    • Siemens [Ending Their Sponsorship](

Episode - 028 - Stupid Judy! Where's Ellen? Oh, she's listening to The Beatles.

June 6th, 2017

1:46:11

  • Recorded on 5/31/17
  • News
    • Preferred parking at Disney Springs
    • New Wolfgang Puck restaurant and Jaleo will take the current Wolfgang Puck space

Episode 027 - Glenn admits he was incorrect about the Water Mice

May 20th, 2017

1:10:08

  • Recorded 5/16/17
  • Follow up
    • Water Sprites vs. Water Mouse
    • Glenn was incorrect; they were called Water Mouse for six years
    • Breakdown:
      • Water …

Episode 026 - The joys of Disney Springs and a heck of an aftershow

May 5th, 2017

1:37:17

  • Recorded 5/2/17
  • Hall of Presidents - what’s happening with it?
    • Hat toss game
  • Countdown to Glenn’s WDW trip
    • Chris created a countdown app in …

Episode 025 - Star Wars Celebration, Disney News, and WDW Trip Planning

April 20th, 2017

1:11:34

A podcast (mostly) about Disney, Walt Disney World, and Disneyland but honestly, we nerd out on anything--tech, photography, cars, books, music, etc. …

Episode 024 - News, Photopass talk, and lots of love for the Grand Floridian

April 5th, 2017

1:22:37

  • A podcast (mostly) about Disney, Walt Disney World, and Disneyland but honestly, we nerd out on anything--tech, photography, cars, books, music, …

Episode 023 - Organizing Photos and Disney news with avocado on the side

March 22nd, 2017

1:25:09

  • Recorded on 3/15/17 and 3/19/17
  • Disney News
    • Ground clearing underway around the TTC as redevelopment of World Drive begins
    • Typhoon Lagoon's Miss …

Episode 022 - Mission to S'mores

March 8th, 2017

1:03:10

  • Recorded on 3/7/17
  • Disney News
    • La Nouba ending run at Disney Springs on 12/31/17
    • Epcot International Festival of the Arts will return in 2018
    • New …

Episode 021 - Disney news and Photography 102: Lenses

February 28th, 2017

1:50:05

  • Recorded on 2/22/17
  • Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  • Disney News
    • Disney creates wireless power source, able to charge a mobile phone [anywhere in a room](

Episode 020 - Photography in Tomorrowland

February 16th, 2017

1:14:21

  • Recorded on 2/15/17
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Engagement stories - both Glenn and Chris got engaged at the Magic Kingdom
  • Photography at Disney
    • Tomorrowland

Episode 019 - I didn't think it would go that long

February 9th, 2017

1:28:07

  • Recorded on 2/7/17
  • Follow Up
    • Number of photos at Disney needs to include the on-ride photos
    • Glenn’s trip report - Glenn picked up the [moonshine …

Episode 018 - Caliber of meatiness

February 3rd, 2017

1:15:48

Episode 017 - Aside from the Donkey Sauce...

January 26th, 2017

1:02:33

  • Recorded 1/24/17
  • Chris has some bad news: we actually have some listeners
  • Revamped tron.fm
  • Original [Mickey Mouse comic strip redrawn](

Episode 016 - This is why we don't go early in the morning

January 12th, 2017

1:22:06

  • Recorded 1/10/17
  • Amazon Echo
  • News
    • [New security measures at the MK](

Episode 015 - Listener questions and non sequitur episode

January 10th, 2017

1:19:44

  • Recorded on 1/4/17
  • Listener questions
    • Question about Disney’s use of Eminent Domain
      • It might come into play regarding Crossroads Shopping Center …

Episode 014 - ...where nothing can "possa-bly" go wrong

December 22nd, 2016

1:32:21

  • Recorded on 12/20/16
  • Minecraft
    • Special guest: Megan
    • Explanation of what Minecraft is
    • MCMagic server
      • WDW is built within Minecraft
      • You can visit …

Episode 013 - A snap and a clap

December 18th, 2016

1:24:34

  • Recorded 12/14/16
  • Emoji Blitz Corner
    • Hi, Sean!
    • Availability of Christmas emoji
  • The majesty of the Christmas season
    • Advent calendars, including …

Episode 012 - Candlelight Processional narrated by Roger Rabbit

December 8th, 2016

1:20:15

  • Recorded December 6, 2016
  • Emoji Blitz Corner (not really)
    • Somehow, the conversation quickly devolves into Moana...
    • And what kind of VHS we had …

Episode 011 - Let's go to the Monorail's dining car

December 4th, 2016

1:19:28

  • Recorded on 11/29/16
  • Follow Up
    • Glenn clarifies his stance on the [Cabanas](

Episode 010 - Bananas for Cabanas

November 27th, 2016

1:20:53

  • Recorded on 11/22/16
  • Thanksgiving week
  • Emoji Blitz Corner
    • Psych! (Well, about a minute of discussion)
    • Waiting for the Christmas emojis to be …

Episode 009 - Attack of the Disney Christmas Drones

November 17th, 2016

54:27

  • Recorded 11/15/16
  • First showing of Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! was on 11/14
    • Coverage of new Disney events by the Disney blogging community
    • Usenet …

Episode 008 - President Lincoln and his bag of holding

November 3rd, 2016

57:23

  • Recorded 11/1/16
  • An election is coming up
    • Chris is voting early tomorrow
    • Chris is taking a field trip to the Crayola Experience in the Florida Mall …

Episode 007 - Food and Whine Festival

October 27th, 2016

1:12:28

  • Recorded 10/25/16
  • Chris’ visit to Epcot on Sunday
    • It was crowded, but no long waits for attractions or food
  • Sponsor message
  • CommuniCore …

Episode 006 - Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

October 22nd, 2016

1:02:30

  • Recorded 10/19/16
  • Children are wonderful...but exhausting
  • The infamous [Disney Emoji Blitz](

Episode 005 - Oo-de-lally

October 13th, 2016

1:00:09

  • Follow Up - Last running of the MSEP on 10/9
    • Remembering WDW’s version vs. DL’s version
    • No nighttime parade at WDW now
  • Robin Hood - the Disney …

Episode 004 - Emoji Blitz

October 10th, 2016

49:23

  • Recorded 10/2/16
  • Disney Emoji Blitz
    • Chris discovered it and is trying to catch up to Glenn
    • What characters do we have?
  • Happy 45th Birthday to …

Episode 003 - Muskrat Love

October 10th, 2016

1:15:52

  • Recorded 9/14/16
  • What’s on Glenn’s desk
  • Chris is feeling like a cold is coming on
    • The “benefits” of Airborne
  • Chris had pizza for dinner
    • Found …

Episode 002 - Shary Bobbins

October 10th, 2016

55:43

  • Recorded 9/7/16
  • Chris’ visit to MK for his last Main Street Electrical Parade viewing with the family
    • Shortcut to MK from Chris’ house
    • Very …

Episode 001 - If the Earful Tower falls in the backlot and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

October 10th, 2016

55:24

Discussion of Disney Hollywood Studios changes at Walt Disney World, Disney Vacation Club rumors, Main Street Electrical Parade leaving, and some …

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