Ep326: Halyx: The band time (almost) forgot

Sep 16, 2020 | Podcast episode, Podketeers

In this episode: This week we're joined by our pal Jason from the F-Yeah Disney and Glass Blowers Companion podcasts! We talk about staying on property and what it's like visiting the parks in Florida, how Disney is helping us celebrate Halloween this year, a special project helping furloughed cast members, a major change happens at Wonderground in Anaheim and we talk about a recently released documentary about a short-lived Disneyland band named Halyx.

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Connect with Jason!

Big thanks to our pal Jason for co-hosting this week’s episode! Use the links to connect with him and his projects and let him know we said hello! 

Jason Michael

Jason is a glass artist that has been mastering his craft since the Spring of 1999 and works at the Arribas Brothers shop located at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Jason is also the host of the The Glass Blowers Companion which is dedicated to educating and inspiring today's glass artists. He also hosts the F Yeah! Disney Podcast with his wife Juli (co-host of the One Lilttle Spice podcast).


Almost forgotten

When it comes to theme parks we have a pretty good understanding that just because something is there today doesn’t mean it’ll be there tomorrow. 

Halyx was a band that was created by Disney to play at the Space Stage in Tomorrowland but the band existed during the Summer of 1981. A recently released documentary produced by Kevin Perjurer and directed by Matthew Solano tells the story about the “Star Wars”-esque Disney band that time (almost) forgot.

Kevin does a great job of putting together amazing historical videos and if you’re not yet subscribed to the Defunctland YouTube channel it is a must for any theme park fan! Link is below:


Subscribe to Defunctland: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVo63lbKHjC04KqYhwSZ_Pg

The other documentary that we talked about in this episode called Remain Seated Please – A Hoot and Chief Story can be seen below:



We are excited to announce that we’re once again participating in City of Hope’s Walk for Hope on Sunday, October 4, 2020 to aid in the effort of finding cures for woman’s cancers!

For the first time, this year’s walk will be a virtual experience! Even though this year has been a less than optimal #WeStillWalk to help those affected and move us closer to world without cancer. 

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Cast Member Pantry

After hundreds of Cast Members were furloughed due to the pandemic, Emily Lartigue setup a food pantry to help her fellow cast members. Per their Facebook page:

Cast Member Pantry makes it quick and easy to receive free food essentials once a month per Cast Member. You’ll receive a reusable grocery bag filled with foods that are easily put together to make meals for 4, with breakfast and snack options as well. We take pride in putting food we all enjoy in our bags because we believe our Cast deserve the very best, and a little comfort too.

To help with a monetary donation or with food supplies, check out their Facebook page for info on where to donate and/or how to get in contact with Emily and her team.


It’s Mousequrade time!

D23 will be holding a virtual costume contest (similar to those that they’ve put on at the D23 Expo this Halloween! You can submit a photo of your original costume starting September 17 through October 1, 2020. The prizes include:

  • One Grand Prize Winner will receive a Disney Gift Card for $500
  • One First Runner Up Winner will receive a Disney Gift Card for $250
  • One Second Runner Up Winner will receive a Disney Gift Card for $100

Photo submissions will be judged based on the following judging criteria, weighted equally:

  • Costume quality
  • Costume craftsmanship
  • Originality
  • Innovative use of materials
  • Relevance to the theme

A panel of celebrity judges (yet to be revealed) will choose the winning costumes on October 31, 2020 via a live stream on D23.com and D23’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

You can find more info at:


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