Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! This is it. The last live Cup of Jones of 2019. Not entirely sure what I’m going to do next week. There’s a chance it’ll just be a text post wishing you all a Happy New Year. We’ll see. Lots of personal questions this week, so make sure not to miss those below if you want the full Cup experience. Today’s editorial will be about my lifelong love of Star Wars. I will keep my thoughts regarding The Rise of Skywalker out of it completely, so don’t worry about spoilers. No, really. What? Why are you looking at me like that?
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpxXlI5LN-g
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PROFESSOR METAL GEAR - Did you mean Disneyland Shanghai as another park you have not visited for the answer to this week's personal comment? JONES - Correct. My Disney Park gaps include Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Disney Studios in Paris.
PROFESSOR METAL GEAR - Now that The Imagineering Story on Disney+ has concluded (?), what are your thoughts on Disney building another park and where would you think it would be built? JONES - I think Florida is the most obvious choice, because there is such a massive amount of undeveloped land. But I could also see Disney sticking to improving their existing property for the next decade as well. As much as I love Disney parks, I’m not much of a fortune teller when it comes to their plans, nor do I ravenously devour news the moment it comes out. I like to be surprised.
DANIEL RIBEIRO - Now that you've been a father for most of the year, was it everything or more than you were expecting? What did you learn about fatherhood this year? And what is one of the best memories you've had with Milo - that you have not mentioned on camera before? JONES - I haven’t really gone into detail about bringing him home from the NICU in July, but the relief we felt in that moment hasn’t really been topped for me. Seeing him in his own bed, and not a plastic hospital device, was a comfort unlike anything I had ever experienced. On a more basic level, I really enjoy taking the guy around our backyard. He loves looking up into the leaves of the trees, and I’m trying to get him as obsessed with nature as possible. So far, so good.
HELEN Y - Kyle said in the most recent podcast that you give him the eternal heebie jeebies because of a song you sang during a GT Rockband stream. What, if anything, gives you eternal heebie jeebies? JONES - Dark water. The scariest thing I can imagine is being lost in the middle of the ocean at night, and either seeing or feeling something massive swimming below you and getting closer.
HAPPY GAMING - If you had to change an existing Disneyland ride or attraction to be a part of or incorporate elements from a now-owned Disney property (Star Wars, Marvel, Ghibli), which would you choose and how would you change it? JONES - If I were to do this, it would have to be a temporary, seasonal thing. I’m actually not a huge fan of properties taking over other properties. Even Jack Sparrow showing up on what was technically his own ride irked me a bit. I would LOVE it if every single ride in the park got some sort of Halloween makeover, however small, every October. Even the Submarine Voyage. I would go multiple days to see it all.
BK SINGER - The recent Kill Your Babies Easy Update was fantastic. Since it came up, I'm curious: Final Fantasy VI or Red Dead Redemption 2? Which would you kill and why? JONES - Brutal. I would probably axe Red Dead. I’m still holding out for a Final Fantasy VI remake, and killing it would also kill any chance of that happening. If I want to be a cowboy, there are other places I can go, and Rockstar has made so many other games that I enjoy over and over again. But, wow, brutal.