John Vanda & Kevin Gillooly

John Vanda & Kevin Gillooly

Kevin & John have been best friends for over 10 years, first meeting when their wives served together on active duty in the U.S. Navy. Given the enormous overlap in their interests – video gaming, pop culture, sports, playing golf, and all things Disney, Star Wars, & Marvel – it would not be surprising that they may have been brothers in a previous life. It was this affinity for Disney vacations, be it at the Parks or on the Disney Cruise Line, that sparked their podcasting careers in 2016. Their show, “Don’t Make Me Pull This Flying Elephant Over!” combines their in-depth Disney knowledge, personal stories, and dry yet nutty sense of humor, with notes of licorice and a hint of Irish whiskey.


Disney Dining Dirt

Disney Dining Dirt We here at Don’t Make Me Pull This Flying Elephant Over, felt that, there wasn’t enough information out there on Disney Dining.  A Google Search reveals “About 4,400,000 results”.  Clearly, more data is needed.  Vader and Mufasa give you only the most important statistics that our paid interns could find (I pay my kids in caramels.  Don’t judge me!).  We’ll give you a couple of personal stories on truly unique dining experiences down at Walt Disney World, as well as another episode of Stump the Host, where Mufasa tries, yet again, to stump Vader.  HOW OBSCURE...

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Disney Vacation Club

Disney Vacation Club Just how much do you love Disney?  You know that we love it. but do we love it enough to buy a timeshare?  Vader and Mufasa discuss the nitty gritty of the Disney Vacation Club, Disney’s timeshare offering.  We tell you important details, such as whether you’ll need to sell one of your kids to afford it, and, if you become a member, how much are the cult dues?  Check out the time summary below for highlights, or just listen to the entire thing, because honestly, we’re quite entertaining for at least 2 of the 37...

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Disney Cruise Line

One Hour!  That’s right listeners.  John and Kevin won’t shut up in their longest podcast yet!  What on earth has these two so excited that you get double the podcast for the same price?  Disney Cruise Lines!  Honestly, neither of us expect you to listen to the entire hour, which is why, below this tidy little paragraph, you’ll find a timeline of our shenanigans.  Jump to the parts that sound interesting, or, listen to the entire podcast on your morning commute!  We look forward to hearing your thoughts, tweets, emails, instachats, snapgrams, and however else you want to chime...

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Disney California Adventure: Disney’s Great Redemption

Disney California Adventure: Disney’s Great Redemption Come along on a 30 minute ride with Kevin and John, as they discuss the once maligned, but now superbly successful and delightful Disney California Adventure.  The park has quite the history, and much of it was not good.   Disney California Adventure: Disney’s Great Redemption Intro:  What ridiculous thing is this podcast dedicated to? 2:02 Current Events 2:40  What exactly is a topiary, and what does it have to do with Disney? 9:42 Commercial (Bippity Boppity Second Mortgage) 10:20 Feature segment:  Disney California Adventure 13:40 Grand Californian benefits 17:35 Is change always...

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Magic Kingdom: Gimme a Break!

Join John Vanda and Kevin Gillooly on their ongoing podcasting adventure as they give a dad’s perspective on how to handle a day at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. You’ll get a chance to learn why John can’t ever seem to get a full bowl of cereal, what makes Kevin a true Disney sherpa, and all of the great attractions where a dad can catch a break during a typical hectic day. Magic Kingdom: Gimme a Break! Don’t miss this episode, where we introduce recurring segments like “Stump the Host,” and “John Knows Something Kevin Doesn’t Know!”...

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Don’t Make Me Pull This Flying Elephant Over!

    Dads chatting about their Disney trips isn’t all that rare an occurrence. Dads dispensing a ton of tips about how to save time and money and minimize aggravation while visiting Walt Disney World, well, that is rare. So we’re thrilled to share with you something that is quite rare and, we don’t mind telling you, free. Traveling Dad is delighted to host the recurring podcast, “Don’t Make Me Pull This Flying Elephant Over!” a fantasia, if you will, of Walt Disney World tips, hosted by Kevin Gillooly and John Vanda. Don’t Make Me Pull This Flying Elephant Over! We’ll...

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