Ep127: Shooting Stars

Nov 23, 2016 | Podcast episode, Podketeers

In this episode: This week we talk about some of things that Disney did to celebrate Mickey's 88th birthday, Magic Band 2.0, Javier and Mario's recent trip to the parks and Disney Drones!

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This last week we celebrated Mickey and Minnie Mouse’s 88th birthdays! As part of the celebration that was kicked-off on Good Morning America, there was a new video that was teased on Mickey’s own Instagram (@MickeyMouse) but we were unable to find a full version to post. Below is the teaser.

Don’t forget, the world is your dance floor! Let’s dance! —Mickey Mouse #HappyBirthdayMickey

A video posted by Mickey Mouse (@mickeymouse) on

Although we couldn’t find an full music video for the song, we did find the entire song which you can listen to below! The song is called ‘What We Got (Mickey’s Birthday Song)’ and is sung by Tony Ferrari.

Photo by Disney Park Blog

Magic Band 2.0 has officially been announced during D23’s Destination D: Amazing Adventures presentation. Attendees received one of the new band (pictured below) which now comes with a detachable “puck”. The puck is what actually holds your data and similar to how Fitbit’s Flex allows you to interchange your bands the new Magic Band 2.0 will allow the same extending that functionality to keychains, lanyards and other items.

Although we haven’t yet held one yet, one of the biggest challenges we are seeing with the redesign is having to unscrew the puck to place it in another band. Also, the inability to purchase a different band without a new puck makes it strange choice for us.

Photo by Disney Park Blog

We finally saw the drone technology that we talked about in episode 82! On November 16, 2016 Disney took a big step in the future of theme park entertainment as they collaborated with Intel to launch a 300 drone light show called Starbright Holidays at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World.

Using Intel’s Shooting Star quadcopter drones, it’s the longest show that Intel has ever done. The drones built from foam and flexible plastic also house their propellers in a cage to protect the audience. They can fly in light-rain and 1 person can control them (maybe 2, just for backup). The swarm of drones even required special FAA approval to make flying that many drones ay once legal due to current drone regulations.

What do you think of the show? Is this something that you’re excited about? Leave a comment down below!

Until next time! °o°

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