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jfk4 12-13-2012 11:03 PM

12/12 Transportation segment was awesome
 
I always enjoy the podcasts, but I have to say that I found this week's segment on Disney Transportation particularly fascinating. I'm kind of a nerd (I have a degree in computer science if that tells you anything), and I love learning more about how Disney operates. Tommy's descriptions of the operating protocols for the monorails and water craft were very informative, and Pete did a great job guiding the conversation.

Thanks as always for all of your work.

zulemara 12-14-2012 02:50 AM

Thanks, I'm glad u enjoyed it! The inner workings of Disney give a while new level of understanding and I'm all about sharing that. Thanks to Pete for asking me to do a segment about it!

Applemomma 12-14-2012 06:34 AM

I loved it too! I love inside stuff like that and after listening it made some of the things that happened to us on the monorail last week make total sense.. we had never stopped so often on the beam in other trips as we did on this one, and now I know why we did!

Plus you answered the question my daughter and I had all week...how many buses are there? And explains why we only had one driver who actually talked to the bus (her pa system was down) and that those guys at the bus stops in the morning were supposed to be there for more then just playing Disney trivia. Personally I think those bus monitors are one of the best ideas Disney has had in a long time. Even just having someone saying "If you are waiting for the Magic Kingdom bus it's only about five minutes out" makes a huge difference in the morning.

Well done!

wgeo 12-14-2012 09:16 AM

Me too! I really enjoyed the segment. I've always stayed offsite and figured I would end up fast forwarding through most of it, but instead I learned a few things, and the time just flew by. (that's a good thing since I listen while at work!) I even told DH all about when he came home. It was well done.

auroralark 12-14-2012 09:21 AM

I did too! Honestly when I heard it was going to a segment about transportation I thought it was going to just be about how to get from here to there around WDW. I'm glad I was wrong! It was really interesting. I like hearing about behind the scenes stuff.

BriarRosie 12-15-2012 10:46 PM

I have a theory about the Epcot resort Friendship boat system.

I believe they reverse the order because the boats that run between Epcot and the Studios would still need to pick up and drop off passengers going between the two parks.

Epcot - Boardwalk - Yacht/Beach - Swolphin - Studios

becomes...

Studios - Swolphin - Yacht/Beach - Boardwalk - Epcot.

It seems like efficiency to mirror the pickup/dropoff routes.

Ms. Belle 12-15-2012 11:25 PM

I loved this segment also. I found it absolutely fascinating and would welcome more segments in this vein.

zulemara 12-16-2012 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BriarRosie (Post 46932961)
I have a theory about the Epcot resort Friendship boat system.

I believe they reverse the order because the boats that run between Epcot and the Studios would still need to pick up and drop off passengers going between the two parks.

Epcot - Boardwalk - Yacht/Beach - Swolphin - Studios

becomes...

Studios - Swolphin - Yacht/Beach - Boardwalk - Epcot.

It seems like efficiency to mirror the pickup/dropoff routes.

aahh that makes sense then.

zulemara 12-16-2012 07:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ms. Belle (Post 46933172)
I loved this segment also. I found it absolutely fascinating and would welcome more segments in this vein.

well I(and many others) have LOTS more where that came from!!:lmao:

Applemomma 12-16-2012 08:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zulemara (Post 46933991)
well I(and many others) have LOTS more where that came from!!:lmao:

:thumbsup2

Iggipolka 12-16-2012 05:20 PM

Loved the segment! Thank you so much for the interesting info. Looking forward to more. :)

jcarter29 12-17-2012 02:44 PM

I enjoyed this segment too and felt like I learned so much! Keep up the great work with these extra "insider" specials. Great job, Thommy :D
-Kim

Disneybridein2k3 12-17-2012 04:40 PM

I loved it too Thommy! Thanks for taking the time to put the segment together - you and Pete worked very well together and the segment was excellent - so informative! The details were fantastic. It was like an insider's look into the magic. Based on how well received this segment was, I think you should start a new segment called Undercover Disney ;)

zulemara 12-17-2012 11:42 PM

you're all too kind :thumbsup2

I have a few ideas for more and I really enjoyed this one, actually probably more than any other segment. One of the things I always try to do in life is look at things from the other point of view. I might be very upset that my CC is blocked, but it's not the fault of the person who is responsible for helping me get it unblocked on the phone. I might be annoyed that a telemarketer calls me at 8:59pm, when I have to get up the next morning, but it is not that person's fault and they are allowed to legally do so until 9pm.

Anyway, point being I love giving that inside information. That really was enjoyable and there's oh so much more that can be covered!

limace 12-19-2012 10:17 AM

Absolutely fascinating! I love this info-I'm always so curious and want the inside scoop on everything. Bring us more! :)


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