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 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. Click here to listen to the episode! 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. Click here to listen to the episode! Don’t miss this episode, where we introduce recurring segments like “Stump the Host,” and “John Knows Something Kevin...

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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!...

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