Magic Our Way - Artistic Buffs Talkin' Disney Stuff

On this episode, we once again flex our creative muscles and do some armchair imagineering on our own with a new segment we call, Classic? Or TRASH IT!

The way this segment works is as follows. We decided on a park to work on...in this case, we chose the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Then, we each chose a land to work on so that we did not all work on the same thing. Within each land, we chose an attraction to reimagine.

Once you have heard our proposals, you get to vote on each one of our projects. You can either keep the Classic, or vote to TRASH IT and replace it with our new vision. Watch for a poll to pop up the same day we release this show. We will feature the results of our poll on an upcoming episode.

What did you think about our discussion? What did you think about our ideas? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:58am CDT

We have a full show for you on this episode. We discuss the trend of creating an entire land based on an intellectual property. Also, we have a trip report sent in from the Roberge family that covers Copper Creek and the Minnie Vans. In addition, we answer a couple of emails sent in by you the listener. That’s right! Three! Count ‘em, three segments on this show!

What did you think about our discussion? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

On this episode, we present a discussion about Cars 3, the Pixar movie released in the summer of 2017 movie season. Since Lee was unable to come on the show for MOW #181, we decided to let him have a majority of this episode. To help Lee out, Mr. and Mrs. MOWnonymous, Richard Hercher and Rachelle Crow-Hercher, come on the show to discuss the movie.

As you may have noticed, when Cars 3 came out in theaters, we never did a movie review. We decided to delay our discussion of Cars 3 to give you the opportunity to watch the movie and devlope your own opinions.

Do I need to say spoiler alert? Hopefully, you have seen the movie by now. If not, do it this weekend and then come back to listen to the show before we release the next show.

What did you think about our discussion? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

On this episode, we present the Best Disney Villain Song bracket to see if there is one Disney Villain whose song reigns supreme over all others.

We have created a bracket of 16 villain songs all of which were hand chosen by your humble hosts. Now, there are some that did not make the cut as we did not feel they were as villainous as the ones that made the list. We do explain which ones didn’t make the show and why.


What did you think about our discussion? How did your bracket turn out? Who was your winner? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

On this episode, we present a topic that was inspired by the MOWicans on our Facebook page. We present our Quest for the Best: Walt Disney World Park. Is there really one park to rule them all?

On MOW #178, the MOWican Nation played the Unpopular Disney Opinions game on our Facebook page. Out of this came numerous statements regarding this park is better than that park. So, we were inspired to see if there really is one Walt Disney World park that rules them all. We also wanted to see how we ranked the parks.

We ranked each park on the following categories: Attractions, Dining, Entertainment, Shopping, Choice of IP/Originality, Theming/Atmosphere, Park Icon aka “weenie,” and Characters.

What did you think about our discussion? What rankings did you end up with? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

For today’s Hub, we present a topic that was inspired by the MOWicans on our Facebook page: Unpopular Disney Opinions. This time the four of us present our unpopular opinions and the MOWican Nation gets to comment on our opinions much like we commented on their opinions on MOW #178.

The way this Facebook post worked is that someone would post a unpopular Disney opinion and all you could do to respond was to write “agree” or “disagree” without arguing. This time we posted our opinions as we were recording the show and we got immediate feedback from the MOWicans. It was a great time and we hope you can be part of the next one.

It was fun to hear what the MOWicans thought about our unpopular opinions. If you want to be a part of the next Facebook activity, like and follow our Facebook page and become an active member of the MOWican Nation.

What did you think about our discussion? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

For today’s Hub, we present a topic that comes straight from our Facebook page: Unpopular Disney Opinions: MOWican Edition. We discuss the opinions that were submitted by the MOWican Nation.

The way this Facebook activity worked is that someone would post a unpopular Disney opinion and all you could do to respond was to write “agree” or “disagree” without arguing. The MOWican Nation did an incredible job with this. We got some incredible opinions such as Disneyland princess were much better looking and better actresses than Walt Disney World princesses, Hollywood Studios is still the number two park, World Showcase can be boring, and much, much more.

It was fun checking out what was presented. If you want to part of the next Facebook activity, like and follow our Facebook page and become an active member of the MOWican Nation.

What did you think about our discussion? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

For today’s episode, we present a Guest Services show in which we respond to all forms of communication sent by the MOWican Nation. Thanks to those listeners, we have the opportunity to talk about a myriad of Disney topics. The following are some of the topics discussed from those emails.

  • What is better: a short or a long trip to Walt Disney World. In other words, 4-5 days, 10 days, or 14 days: which would you prefer?
  • We get some feedback regarding the 2017 D23 announcements including topics such as the Epcot entrance concept art, the lack of countries mentioned, and the fate of Illuminations. Also, we talk about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

What did you think about our discussion? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Jim Hill: Tim Burton and Disney - MOW #176

On this episode, we welcome special guest, Jim Hill, to the show. On this episode we discuss Tim Burton’s relationship with Disney and why we have yet to see an attraction based upon a Tim Burton idea.

What did you think about our discussion? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

D23 Expo 2017: Our YUGE Discussion; the BEST ever! - MOW #175

On this episode, we discuss everything that was released in the Parks and Resorts Presentation of the 2017 D23 Expo. If you are a Disney fan, there is no doubt that you have seen the announcements that have been flying all throughout social media.

What did you think about our discussion? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Do you have any strong feelings regarding any of the D23 annoucements? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 6:21am CDT