Star Wars Launch Bay

Star Wars Launch Bay

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wdwrideguide/WDW_Ride_Guide_48-_Star_Wars_Launch_Bay.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (9.7MB) | EmbedHello fellow riders and welcome back to the WDW Ride Guide.  I’m your host Ben Crain.  This is it, the week we have all been waiting for!  This week Star Wars The Force Awakens, the seventh installment of Star Wars films, hits theaters.  Hopefully you secured those tickets weeks ago.  If you are excited about the new movie, you will also be excited about today’s ride!  We are exploring the NEW Star Wars Launch Bay.  Let’s get started with our know before you go essential facts: The exhibit is located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios Fastpass + is not available The fright factor is 0 out of 5 Guests can be any height This exhibit opened on Dec. 1st, 2015 Those are the facts.  Now time for the fun! Yes, a Jedi’s strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan’s apprentice.   So said Yoda, at the wise old age of 900.  He believed the dark side would forever dominate your path.  Well, fortunately he was wrong.  When Luke Skywalker was faced with his choice to follow the dark side or stay in the light, he chose to remain a Jedi like his father before him.  In doing so, he saved his father and proved Yoda wrong.  It was possible for Anakin to give into...
Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wdwrideguide/WDW_Ride_Guide_47-_Jedi_Training_Trials_of_the_Temple.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (7.9MB) | EmbedHello fellow riders and welcome back to the WDW Ride Guide.  I’m your host Ben Crain.  As we release our podcast today we are less than a week away from the premiere of Star Wars The Force Awakens!  It seems the entire galaxy is abuzz with Star Wars excitement.  You can barely step into any store without bumping into some Star Wars related merchandise as Christmas quickly approaches.  Well, the really great news is that you can barely step into Walt Disney World without bumping into Star Wars in a lot of fun, new ways.  As we get ready for the new movie to thrill an empire of fans, we are going to spend a couple of weeks exploring the new galactic thrills at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!  To get started let’s check out the newly updated Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple!  It’s time for our know before you go essential facts. You must be between the ages of 4 and 12 to participate Registration is required and sign-ups are limited Registration is located at the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost This experience opened on October 9th, 2007, and was updated on Dec. 4th, 2015 Jedi Training takes place on the Jedi Temple Stage, just left of the entrance to Star Tours – The Adventure Continues   For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic, before the dark times, before the Empire. Now, we live in perilous days in the galaxy, the Jedi order is gone.  A handful of surviving Jedi...
Podcast Showcase: WDW Prep to Go

Podcast Showcase: WDW Prep to Go

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wdwrideguide/WDW_Ride_Guide_46-_WDW_Prep_to_Go.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (13.2MB) | EmbedHello fellow riders and welcome to another episode of the WDW Ride Guide.  Normally, we focus on one ride, learning about its history, story, best time to ride, etc.  Of course, we do this in the hope that you will know whether to add it to your next Disney vacation.  After all, Walt Disney World is a huge place with more to do than you can tackle in a single trip.   With that in mind, there is great potential for magical memories, but also potential to be a little overwhelmed.  The last thing I want is for you to go to Walt Disney World and have a less than magical experience. Fortunately, I am not alone in this goal, and there are a number of great podcasters, bloggers, and vacation experts ready to help.  One such person is Shannon Albert, author of wdwprepschool.com, and the host of the WDW Prep to Go Podcast.  She has been helping her readers and listeners for years and is full of wonderful insight and great tips.  I was listening to one of Shannon’s podcast episodes a few weeks ago and thought it was so helpful, I had to share with my listeners.  So, I asked Shannon if we could air her episode here on the WDW Ride Guide for your benefit!  She was very kind and has allowed us to do just that today.  So, here in just a moment you will hear the main portion of her episode entitled, Jay’s Disney World Trip Redo – PREP114.  Before we dive in though I...

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