Ep133: Goodbye, 2016

Jan 4, 2017 | Podcast episode, Podketeers

In this episode: This week we talk about what we did to close out 2016, Carrie Fisher's untimely passing and we talk about what might happen to the current trilogy, the old mine train through Nature's Wonderland finally gets a new home, and more as we recorded this episode the day that the Tower of Terror at Disney's California Adventure was getting ready to drop into another dimension for the last time.

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The Rose Parade is a yearly tradition and 2017 marks the 128th year of its existence. This year students at Cal Poly Pomona and San Luis Obispo created a float that would “change color” while en-route. Unfortunately, during the televised broadcast the change never happened. We did find a YouTube video of the float being tested. We’ll start by saying that it was hyped in such a way that we thought the entire float would change colors but it was only certain parts of it. With that said, it was still cool that they were able to pull that off and we’re sorry that it didn’t happen while they were on TV. Below is also a test video of the float by the City of Downey with the roller coaster that we talked about.

Carrie Fisher’s untimely passing sent shock waves through the Disney community. Thousands of fans posted their sadness on social media and hundreds gathered in different locations and had lightsaber vigils in her honor. That sadness was only enhanced when fans found that her mother passed away roughly 24 hours later. Her role in Star Wars has become iconic and it would be difficult to see anyone else in her place so that poses the question: how does her passing affect the newest trilogy? It was reported that Leia (now a general) would be playing a much larger role in the Episode IX. Considering that Episode VIII has already been shot and is now in post-production, it begs the questions of whether scenes will be shot again under the circumstances or if Episode IX will be changed to reflect this real-life tragedy. Of course the options stands to bring her back using CGI but even people at Idustrial Light and Magic have said that it isn’t a technique they plan on using a lot. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know down below.

Although Javier didn’t get a chance to ride Tower of Terror one last time, here are two photos of “him” riding it thanks to listener Manny (IG: @mann_knee) riding with #JavDogOnAShirt and the time that Heyzen and VJ (IG: @DisneyFor2) rode with #JavDogOnAStick. That’s the same, right?

Until next time! °o°

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