Dave takes so long to make an episode that ENTIRE NEW LANDS are nearly built in his absence!
The thrilling saga of some dork’s trip to Walt Disney World continues! Today, Dave looks at a theme park dedicated to The World, whether that world is Of The Future or Being Showcased.
TIME FOR BACKSTORY!
When I was in Orlando last spring, I, a lifelong Disneyland fan, visited Walt Disney World for the first time, and I knew I needed to create a historical document of the event. Because THE WORLD WOULD DEMAND IT.
Originally, I just wanted to do a silly goofing-off-at-a-theme-park video, like those Christmas Shopping videos I did. Unfortunately, my
dorkiness insanity desperate need for attention passion for the subject matter caused it to grow into something beyond my control: a snarky-yet-affectionate park-by-park analysis of the Walt Disney World resort.
Needless to say, the newly-expanded project took me a lot longer to edit than I anticipated (partially because it was so complex, partially because I had other priorities). When the first one alone took almost a year, I decided to wait until I had at least a few done (and the rest close to done) before I started releasing them.
Now that I’m on my way back to Florida for the rest of the year, I figure it’s time to release episode one before I’m tempted to just go back to the parks and start over from scratch. So let’s start off with Magic Kingdom, and the watering down of all my Disneyland memories!
“Be Our Guest” by Alan Menken and Howard Ashmann
“When You Wish Upon A Star” by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington
“Let’s Go Fly A Kite” by Richard and Robert Sherman
“Enchanted Suite” and “Into the Well” by Alan Menken
“Swiss Family Robinson Main Titles” by William Alwyn
“Fog Bound”, “He’s a Pirate”, and “Underwater March” by Klaus Badelt
“Yo Ho (A Pirates Life For Me)” by George Bruns and Xavier Atencio
“Theme from The Apple Dumpling Gang” by Shane Tatum and Buddy Baker
“Grim Grinning Ghosts” by Buddy Baker and Xavier Atencio
Overture from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” by Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, and Paul J Smith
“You Can Fly” by Oliver Wallace
Theme from “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command” by Adam Berry
“Space Mountain” by Michael Giacchino
All © Disney
“Skipper Dan” by “Weird Al” Yankovic
“Main Titles” from “Curse of Monkey Island” by Michael Land
“Raiders March” by John Williams
“Lincoln Vs. Max” by Jared Emerson-Johnson
© Telltale Games
“The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down” by Cliff Friend and Dave Franklin
“The Swiss Family Robinson”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl”, “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”, “Dead Men Tell New Tales: Re-Imagineering The Attraction”, “Song of the South”, “Peter Pan”, “The Country Bears”, “Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers”, “Darkwing Duck”, “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command”. All © Disney
“Tales of Monkey Island, Chapter 5: Rise of the Pirate God” © LucasArts/Telltale Games
“Who Framed Roger Rabbit” © Touchstone/Amblin
“Cheating” from “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Wild World of Batwoman” © Best Brains, Inc
“Sonic the Hedgehog” © DiC/Sega
This post is about a month and a half overdue. Longtime readers know that’s actually incredibly timely for me.
As you all have no doubt heard by now, I have been back in the glorious state of Connecticut for a while (save one night in Pennsylvania, camping with the Brenner family and company, and an excursion to Jersey for the wedding of one Michael Ortiz and one Vikki Kieffer). As I reflect on my fantastic summer in California, I think back over all of the things I’ve accomplished, from working on one of the most popular web shows around, to apparently shopping at the same supermarket as Steve Carell, to the touristy things I’ve been doing every time I’ve been to the state since my first time, shortly after birth. And what is the quintessential California tourist experience? Why, theme parks, of course!
At the beginning of this summer, I was afraid I wouldn’t have a chance to visit any of the local theme parks, because, let’s face it, theme parks are expensive, and I currently have no income while owing three small fortunes and a kidney before my student loans are squared away. Fortunately, it worked out in my favor that, within a two-day span, I got to visit two of my favorite parks. Those of you who follow me on Twitter have already gotten the even-worse-grammar versions of these stories, but for the slightly less obsessive of my stalkers, here we have “The Story of David Ganssle’s Summer 2009 Trips to Universal Studios Hollywood and Disneyland: Revenge of the Incredibly Non-Succinct Title”. Continue reading