Get to know a DIS Dad – prattpak

On Podcast Episode 2, we started the “10 Questions” segment with an interview of prattpak. As we prepare to record Episode 4 tonight, here’s a summary of the interview with prattpak:

1. Where do you live, and what do you do for a living?

Westminster, CO, working in customer service for IBM.

2. Describe your family.

Married. Three children – son, 12; daughter, 9; son, 6. Mother-in-law and brother-in-law also live with them.

3. What is your favorite off-the-beaten-path location at Walt Disney World?

The Land ride in Epcot.

4. What is your least favorite place at Walt Disney World?

It’s A Small World

5. Who is your favorite animated Disney character?

Maximus from Tangled or Goofy.

6. What sound or noise do you love?

The monorail announcement – even uses it as his ringtone

7. What sound or noise to you hate?

Angry, screaming adults at Walt Disney World

8. What career, other than your own, would you like to attempt?

Disney technology department

9. What job would you not like to do?

Costumed character

10. If you could be a Disney Cast Member for a year, what job would you want to do?

Mr. Incredible at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (because it would only be for a year)

What’s your favorite attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

What’s your favorite attraction – ride or show – at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? I’ve left Star Tours off of the list of options, because the original ride is closed, and version 2.0 is still a little over a month away from opening (and since no one could have ridden it yet, it didn’t seem appropriate to allow votes for it). My initial reaction when I wrote out the question was, “this will be easy – TSMM all the way!” But once I looked at the full list of options, I realized that this is a harder question to answer than I thought at first. So what’s your favorite? Why?

Disdads in the Dragyn’s Lair

A couple of week’s ago, I had a Twitter conversation with @DragynAlly that culminated in her Emailing me a list of interview questions about the Dis Dads. I Emailed her my responses to the questions earlier this week. Today, she posted them at her blog, The Dragyn’s Lair.

Check out the interview (and the rest of her blog). Hopefully, I’ve represented the Dis Dads Club well.

Friday Five – Random References & Reflections

1. Disney College Blog – Are you reading Amanda’s blog? Following @discollegeblog on Twitter? If not, you should be. Though she started her blog with a focus on college students, over the year-plus she’s been writing, it’s become a great read for Disney fans of all ages.

2. The Lost Boys List Podcast – I hadn’t started listening to this one yet when we did our podcast show, and I’ve only had a chance to listen to one episode so far. But I like what I’ve heard. They focus on lists built around Walt Disney World topics, with thoughtful and interesting contributions both from the Lost Boys themselves, and guests that they invite from around the Disney community.

3. Big thanks this week to Captain Oblivious, for a terrific, thought-provoking blog post here at disdads.com about the most important things that we, as Dads, hope that our children learn.

4. Barring a last-minute surprise, it looks like I might finally get some extra time to get to the updates I’ve been wanting to make on this site. That’ll have to do for a bright side if Congress decides that my co-workers and I need to take an unpaid furlough while they play brinksmanship games.

5. If you’re enjoying the disdads.com site and/or our podcast, please consider supporting the site by purchasing Disney-related stuff through the Dis Dads Commissary, linked on the right. All of the sales are through Amazon, and we receive a percentage of each sale to help offset the costs of running the site. I’ve also committed to contributing a portion of the proceeds to the Dis Dads charity of choice, Give Kids the World.