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Netcot #163 – The BEST Disney Thing (feat. Chainsaw)

Woah. This show is a big one!’s very own Chainsaw breaks decades (literally) of silence from and comes back for this amazing show where he and Van debate what single thing is THE BEST thing in ANY Disney theme park anywhere in the world!  

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Netcot #149 – Pro EO or No EO

News, stories and links featured in this week’s show: Costumes from The Lion King Broadway show will be preserved in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The Walt Disney Museum will open Oct. 1. WDW buses were temporarily shut down after a strange device was found on one bus. Cypress Gardens shuts its gates. […]

Netcot #143 – Captain EO

News and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast episode include: Disney and Hong Kong are expected to release details of a recently approved expansion plan. Disney is expected to release plans for more cruise line activity in the UK/Europe. The mother who faked her abduction and took her daughter to WDW waived her right to […]

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By popular demand, we’ve set up a group for Netcot fans on Facebook. Below are a number of social, web 2.0 -type sites you might be interested in. Netcot group on Facebook Van’s Facebook page Follow Netcot on Twitter

Netcot #141 – CTX Audio Magic

This week’s episode is sponsored by Main Street Travel Co. News and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast episode include: A woman faked her abduction and was found with her daughter in Disney World. The 3rd voice behind Mickey Mouse, Wayne Allwine, passed away and will be missed. The Disney-Pixar movie “Up” is doing well. […]

Netcot #139 – Studios

News links and resources from this episode: Marty Sklar, long time Disney executive, has been with the company for 53 years and will retire July 17th. Disney is going to plant 2.7 million trees based on how many people saw their movie “Earth” on opening weekend. Disney purchased which includes a suite of websites […]

Netcot #138 – Pardon the Interruption

This week’s podcast is a completely different show format featuring three new segments: ObserVANces, FaceOff! and the Lightning Round. Special thanks to Matt Hochberg of and the WDWToday podcast for joining in. Please leave your thoughts on any topic in our discussion (or the show format itself) in the message boards.

This Week in Disney History (March 15-21)

1883: Actor Colin Campbell¬†(The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Alice in Wonderland) is born in Scotland. 1892: Actor Don Barclay¬†(Cinderella, Mary Poppins, 101 Dalmatians, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan) is born in Ashland, Oregon. 1904: Actor J. Pat O’Malley¬†(Robin Hood, Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, 101 Dalmatians, Son of Flubber, The Adventures of Spin […]

Netcot #133 – The Not-so-Amazing Race

This week we have a special video podcast episode featuring a fun bit we did to do an “amazing” race from Epcot to the Magic Kingdom. It was less of a real challenge – and more of a fun event. Matt Hochberg from joins Van on this episode. (clicking the image above requires Quicktime […]

Netcot #131 – Light up a new year

News/links/resources from this week’s show include: Disney strikes a deal with Dreamworks Are you 23? US armed forces members can now get some good WDW deals A temporary height restriction has been imposed on Disneyland’s Splash Mountain A family wants Disneyland to erect a statue of their late son killed accidentally by OC police in […] Reviews The Netcot Podcast

Danielle Farve, a writer for the, has written up a positive review of the Netcot Podcast. Originally she had written an article earlier this week discussing her favorite Disney podcasts when her readers recommended the Netcot podcast.

Netcot’s Van on The Muppet Cast

Netcot made a guest appearance on The Muppet Cast podcast this month. The episode posted on Jan. 4, 2009 and features myself talking with Muppet Cast host Steve Swanson in his “profile of a podcaster” series. The show features background on how the Netcot podcast came about and what fuels it to continue. You can […]

Disney Planning To Expand Hong Kong Disneyland

Disney is planning a $449 million expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland by adding themed areas MarketWatch is reporting while the Hong Kong government, who owns 57% of the park, won’t spend a dime. The Hong Kong government will cut back the number of shares it owns to even up the deal. Both sides are currently […]

Netcot #126 – Lights, Motors, Action!

Special thanks to Lou Mongello of the WDW Radio Show for helping with this fun intro! News/links/resources from this week’s show include: New cell phone services will be available in Disney parks for Verizon customers A Disney movie theme song was used in President-elect Obama’s speech President-elect Obama’s daughters were invited onto Hanna Montana One […]