Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hatbox Ghost

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast the boys discuss the Hatbox Ghost. The video below tells the history of the figure. At around 6:15 you can see old footage of the original Hatbox Ghost:

Below is the video of the new figure on the ride:

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


On the newest Snydecast Dana mentions going to the Smash Party at Titmouse animation studio.

Dana mentions that the band playing was Mac Sabbath.

Here you can see them perform:

Posted by Guy Hutchinson

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dick Kulpa

On the newest Snydecast Ken and Dana were discussing a Cracked artist that Dana met at a convention. Jon Eadler tweeted this in response:

Kulpa is a well known cartoonist who owned Cracked from 2000 to 2005.

Also, Ken mentions that Eadler has a picture of himself of Twitter ordering the first drink at the outside bar at Trader Sam's Grog Grotto. I have included the photo here so you don't have to bother looking for Eadler on Twitter. 

You're welcome.

Posted by Guy Hutchinson

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The new Peter Pan Interactive Queue

On the latest Snydecast Ken says talks about the new queue for Peter Pan at WDW.

He mentions that it isn't interactive. That's not correct. It is, but perhaps the interactive effects were off the day(s) he visited.

Here is a video about the effects:

And here you see the effects in action:

Posted by Guy Hutchinson

Friday, May 22, 2015

Pan vs Pan

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Plume talks about the differences between the Peter Pan ride at Magic Kingdom vs Disneyland.

They are very different. To start, the Magic Kingdom attraction is two minutes and forty-five seconds long. This is thirty-five seconds longer than the Disneyland version.

Ken discusses the new queue which we will get to tomorrow.Today, let's get to the rides:

LOADING AREA (Disneyland marked as DL, Magic Kingdom is MK)


The dog is in the first scene in the Disneyland version. At Magic Kingdom she is in the second scene, outside:

Magic Kingdom has a much longer flyover of London. Disneyland you quickly fly over a few buildings:

There are very different flyovers of the Mermaid Lagoon and Neverland. Disneyland has more realistic looking mountains. The mountains in Magic Kingdom are very stylized.

It's in the final moments that you can see the substantial differences between the two attractions. Scenes are extended in Florida and there are scenes that are more elaborate. Also things are in a different order:

You may remember Ken talked about how the Magic Kingdom's Cpt. Hook doesn't sound right:

The ship sailing off at the end of the Disneyland attraction is more visually impressive:

All of these stills are taken from the two videos below:

Guy Hutchinson's Book!

Sesame Place, written by Guy Hutchinson

A big thanks to Dana and Ken for promoting my book on the newest episode. You canorder it directly from me at

Also for pre-orders get an original Sesame Place token from the Computer Gallery in the 1980s (while supplies last.)

The book will feature over 150 color photographs that cover the storied history of the park.  Photographs allow you to see what it was like to visit Sesame Place in 1980, entering through a giant Big Bird head and walking across a massive suspension bridge over the park.

Park designer Eric McMillan created the (now ubiquitous) ball crawl where children can climb through pits of thousands of colored balls. Sesame Place was one of the first places anyone ever experienced this novel idea.  In 1980s, Sesame Place also boasted being home to “the nation’s largest collection of computer games” and thousands of children and adults got their very first computer experience at the park.

The book also showcases the park’s growth in the 1990s, where focus shifted to water rides and adding more walk-around costumed characters and stage shows.  The 1990s also saw new themed areas; Twiddlebug Land and Elmo’s World.

Special attention is paid to Sesame Place’s A Very Furry Christmas and The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular events.  Through photographs and captions we document the amazing parades at Sesame Place.

The book wraps up with Cookie’s Monster Land, the newest area of the park.  Sesame Place: Images of Modern America is being released this summer to coincide with the park’s 35th Birthday (Sesame Place doesn’t have anniversaries).  The book is designed to appeal to nostalgic fans of the park and theme park aficionados who want to learn the unique history of Sesame Place.

Posted by Guy Hutchinson

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #223: A Taunt Of Flavor

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #223: A Taunt Of Flavor - Ken & Dana return with a hatbox full of love.

Also, make sure and buy the CD! Once the sell out we will make VOLUME TWO! This is a fantastic CD with new introductions and mini episodes where Ken and Dana are reminded of the details of the recording:

Posted by Guy Hutchinson

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto

Ken and Dana have both been enamored with the new Trader Sam's Grog Grotto in WDW.

The themed bar is located in The Polynesian Hotel and is a new version of the Trader Sam's in Disneyland.

The bar has special drinks that are served in wonderful souvenir glasses that Ken has been collecting:

Here's a nice overview:

Friday, May 1, 2015

Tom Kenny

Ken posted this picture today:

If you haven't listened yet, make sure and check out Ken's chat with Tom Kenny.
A Bit of a Chat with Tom Kenny 2: in this episode, I have another chat with actor and voice artist Tom Kenny, about Spongebob, Christmas, music, rockagenarians, and gauntlets.

You can also hear Ken's first chat with Tom Kenny (from 2009) here.