Bobsleds & Banthas - A Disneyland and Star Wars Podcast

Bobsleds & Banthas - A Disneyland and Star Wars Podcast

Here you enter a podcast about yesterday, fantasy, and a Galaxy Far, Far Away. Bobsleds & Banthas is a weekly podcast about the wonder of Disneyland, Star Wars and whatever other intellectual property the Walt Disney Co. owns. Join former cast member Scott Storm and Disneyland podcasting veteran Aaron “Absolute Humidity” Robbins for fun and fantastic conversations about attractions, park memories, imagineering, storytelling, food, reviews and trip reports.... Show More

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October 13, 2020 74 min

On this special episode of “Cobwebs & Phantoms,” the guys discuss living in the 5th dimension where California and Disneyland don’t mix, as well as Disney’s plans for direct-to-consumer entertainment and emphasis on streaming. Plus, the history of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and its connection to: Frontierland, Dick Tracy, Mel Brooks, Morocco, Innerspace, Disney S.E.A., the Guardians of the Galaxy, and more!

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On this week’s episode of the Spookiest Disneyland and Star Wars podcast, Scott and Aaron start their Halloween season with a first-watch and review of the 1993 classic “Hocus Pocus.” What do two men wading through their 40s think of this Disney movie clearly aimed toward the 10-15 demographic and does this movie deserve all of the love it gets from Disney fans or is it just Black Flame-colored glasses?

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On this episode Scott and Aaron spend another afternoon chatting with Disney Legend and Imagineer Rolly Crump. We learn a little about Rolly’s wife Marie, what her time at the Disney Studio was like and how she met Rolly. After that we have a fantastic time talking about how the Tiki Room came to life. Finally we talk about It’s a Small World and what working with Mary Blair was like.

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On this week’s episode of “The best Disneyland podcast that is also a Star Wars podcast,” Aaron and Scott talk about Disneyland Oddities – those obscure rides, shows, or attractions that made an appearance in the parks, but are only a vague memory to some… and have become legend for others. Joining the guys in their discussion is the man behind the new documentary “Live from the Space Stage: A Halyx Story,” director Matthew Serra...

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September 16, 2020 78 min

On this episode of “The Best Disneyland and Star Wars Podcast Hosted By Two Guys,” Aaron and Scott take a walk down memory lane to discuss their favorite Star Wars toys growing up and how little pieces of plastic can mean so much. Plus, hear Aaron tell a story of irresponsibility that emotionally scars Scott, errata hand gestures, Ewan McGregor falls in love with Obi Wan Kenobi again, the Mandalorian Season 2 Trailer, thoughts on ...

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On this week’s episode of “The best Disneyland and nearly the best Star Wars podcast,” Scott and Aaron are joined by Entertainment Journalist, Disney Historian, Hot-Tipper, and all around great guy, Jim Hill. Listen to the guys talk with Jim about his start in journalism, how he helped make Donald Duck a war hero, Disney in a COVID world, and even MORE discussion about 1979’s “The Black Hole!” It’s a casual and fun conversation you...

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On this week’s episode of the best Disneyland and Star Wars podcast out there, Scott and Aaron follow up their discussions with Disney Legends the only way they know how: by reviewing 2007’s “Cinderella III: A Twist In Time,” the straight-to-video sequel of the 1950 classic in a new “Back of the Vault” segment. The guys discuss a brief history of the animation house that brought us these “classic” sequels, DisneyToon Studios and ho...

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August 26, 2020 80 min

On this episode Scott and Aaron spend an afternoon chatting with Disney Legend Bob Gurr.  Join us for an amazing conversation as Mr. Gurr talks about growing up near Walt Disney, working on cars, getting a job at WDI and what is was like to develop the most beloved theme park attractions ever created.  For fans of Walt and Walt’s way of thinking about art, entertainment and magic you won’t want to miss this special episode which is...

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On this episode Scott and Aaron talk about petitions to rename the Carnation Cafe and the Matterhorn Bobsleds while also recapping the outcome of a recent Disneyland Auction that took place in Thousand Oaks. During the main segment Scott and Aaron ask each other five more heartfelt questions about hamburgers, frozen yogurt and what they, as podcast hosts, hope to get out of the Bobsleds and Banthas. It’s a fun and heart felt episod...

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August 12, 2020 46 min

On this special episode of Bobsleds & Banthas Scott and Aaron sit down with Disney Legend Rolly Crump to talk about his life and work as a Disney animator and WED imagineer.  Take a break from your day as Rolly recounts stories from his childhood, getting a job at Disney Animation, working on the Haunted Mansion and what it was like to work with Walt Disney.  It’s a delightful episode that you you won’t want to miss and include...

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On this banner episode of the best Disneyland podcast Scott and Aaron celebrate 20 episodes of Bobsleds and Banthas by asking deeply personal behind the scenes questions about life, Disney, Star Wars and podcasting.  We also tear into the news covering park opening details or lack thereof, the sinking of Splash Mounting and Scott and Aaron rate the semi permanent changes coming to Disneyland attractions. Thanks for being a Banthate...

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On this episode of the best Disneyland podcast hosts Scott and Aaron talk about the Jungles Cruise.  After covering some intersting news items from Disney, Disneyland and Downtown Disney we talk about the wonderful new Jungle Cruise Board Game from Ravensburger Games.  After we roll to see who goes first we chat about the Jungle Cruise and lots of things you never knew you never knew about the Jungle Cruise.  Join us on this specia...

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On this episode of Bobsleds and Banthas, a Disneyland and Star Wars podcast, hosts Scott and Aaron talk about Galaxy’s Edge merchandise and why you aren’t allowed to eat and walk in Disney World. In the main segment, a rousing discussions leads to 12 things your absolutely never do in Disneyland and dozen more that you should always do when you visit the Walt’s original Magic Kingdom.  Don’t miss this episode which is packed with f...

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On this episode of the best Disneyland Podcast and best Star Wars podcast Scott and Aaron interview Lynn Barron of the infamous Sweep Spot podcast. Lynn started out working at Disneyland in 1991 to 1993 in The Plaza Inn as a busser and then returned back to Disneyland to work in Custodial from 1998 to 2007.  Lynn shares stories about interactions with guests, seeing a ghost and what it was like to attend Videopolis as a teenager.

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On this episode of the best Disneyland and Star Wars podcast Scott and Aaron discuss the history of Star Wars in the Disney parks. The conversations take flight as Scott discusses his experiences with Star Wars weekends. Aaron remembers Jedi Training Academy and his thoughts on Hyperspace Mountain.  In news the hosts discuss Hamilton, how to fix the face mask theming problem and the cancellation of the Disney College program.

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On this episode of what a lot, not all, but, ya know, like a significant number of people are calling one of the best Disneyland podcasts on the internet Scott and Aaron discuss the retheming of Splash Mountain and the possibility of Star Wars getting an episode 7,8,9 reset.  It’s the 4th of July so Scott Storm shares the craziest Goofy story you’ll ever heat about his experience playing Goofy for the Walt Disney company.  In the m...

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On this episode of what some are saying is a top Disneyland podcast and a good Star Wars Podcast, Scott and Aaron talk about the history of Star Wars in the Disney theme parks. How did this George Lucas owned property become such in integral part of the Disneyland and Magic Kingdom theme park experience? Listen to this episode to find out. This is part 1 of a two part series covering the birth of the idea for a sci fi themed moti...

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On this episode of what some, not many, but some are calling the best Disneyland podcast and a fun Star Wars podcast Scott and Aaron discuss their top 3 and bottom 3 Disneyland ride vehicles. Is your pick for best or worst ride sitting experience on the list? Also on this episode, Star Wars Squadrons video games trailer impressions, should Splash Mountain be rethemed and a quick review of the new Jedi Temple YouTube challenge show....

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On this episode of what a lot of people are calling the best Disneyland podcast and a really good Star Wars podcast Scott and Aaron open up the vault and discuss the movie adaptation of the classic comic book character, Dick Tracy. Learn why this movie won 3 academy awards and why you can’t remember if you’ve seen it or not. With a rogues gallary of 21 villians and countless scenes of talking about things Dick Tracy we a highly an...

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On this episode of everyone’s favorite and possibly the best Disneyland and Star Wars Podcast in the internet Scott and Aaron share their top secrets of the Disneyland attraction Indiana Jones Adventure, Temple of the Forbidden Eye. Also on this episode Storm Troopers get in on the social distancing procedures, Walt Disney World does something related to basketball at their ESPN sports area and more online news establishments try t...

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