Magic Our Way - Artistic Buffs Talkin' Disney Stuff

On this episode, we discuss various news stories in which Disney has initiated a change and then reversed that change. Here are some examples. They tried to introduce souvenirs in Disney’s Main Street Cinema. Then, they got rid of the ketchup and mustard pumps at Caey’s Corner to be replaced by packets. Next, they attempted to charge a $3 replacement fee for FuelRod rechargeable batteries. Finally, they tried to make the Galaxy’s Edge menu items easier to understand. 

What did you think about our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

It’s a continuation of our BIG HALLOWEEN SHOW and it is an awesomely “edutaining” one. It is a discussion of all the ghosts of the Haunted Mansion, but mostly the ones at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. By the time you complete both parts of this show, you will be able to name every ghost in the U.S. Haunted Mansions and know where they are located. This is part 2 of a two-part show. Be sure to check out MOW #294 for the first half of our discussion from the queue to the seance room. 

What did you think about our discussion? What did you learn? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

It’s time for our BIG HALLOWEEN SHOW and it is an awesomely “edutaining” one. It is a discussion of all the ghosts of the Haunted Mansion, but mostly the ones at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. By the time you complete both parts of this show, you will be able to name every ghost in the U.S. Haunted Mansions and know where they are located. This is part 1 of a two-part show.

What did you think about our discussion? What did you learn? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

We continue our discussion on our 2019 Disneyland Trip. For this episode, it is All About the Food. We discuss our experience at Carthay Circle Goofy’s Kitchen, and much, much more! This is part 2 of 2. Check out Part 1 on MOW #292. 

What did you think about our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

We continue our discussion on our 2019 Disneyland Trip. For this episode, it is All About the Food. We discuss our experience at Trader Sam’s and the Blue Bayou Restaurant and much, much more! This is part 1 of 2. 

What did you think about our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For this episode, we discuss two articles that have been published. One article discusses how George Lucas feels betrayed by the Disney company after having taken control of his “baby,” the Star Wars franchise. The other article discussed Martin Scorsese’s comment regarding Marvel movies being more akin to “theme parks” rather than “cinema.” Plus, we have some breaking news from Downs on the Grounds regarding the Skyliner incident. 

What did you think about our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am CST

We continue our series of Disneyland 2019 trip report shows. For this episode, we present a couple of attraction comparisons and memorable stories from our trip. 

What did you think about our discussion? Do you have any questions you would like to ask us about this trip? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 8:47am CST

We continue our series of Disneyland 2019 trip report shows. For this episode, we discuss our thoughts and experiences with Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. This is an opening day attraction for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. 

Be sure to check out our previous show, MOW #288, in which we discuss everything else in the Black Spire Outpost. 

What did you think about our discussion regarding Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run? Have you experienced this attraction yet? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

This show begins a series of trip report shows about our Disneyland Trip in August 2019. For this episode, we discuss our experience in the Black Spire Outpost at Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. We discuss the food, the theming, the shops, Oga’s Cantina, and much, much more! 

We have a whole show dedicated to Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run coming up on our next Disneyland 2019 Trip Report show. Stay tuned!

What did you think about Black Spire Outpost?  Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On today’s episode, we continue our conversation with Justin Stone of the WDW Tales Podcast. Justin is a former WDW cast member and fondly recounts his time there. For this show, we focus our discussion around his time as a cast member for The Great Movie Ride, the beloved opening-day attraction at Disney-MGM Studios. This is part two of a two-part series; be sure to check out MOW #284 for the first half of this discussion.

What did you think of our conversation? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

We discuss the announcements that came out of the 2019 D23 Expo. For this episode, we focus our discussion on the Park, Experiences, and Products Presentation. This is part two of a two-part series. Be sure to check out part one of this discussion on MOW #285.

What do you think about the D23 topics on this episode? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:18am CST

We discuss the announcements that came out of the 2019 D23 Expo. For this episode, we focus our discussion on the Park, Experiences, and Products Presentation that happened on that Sunday. This is part one of a two-part series. 

What do you think about the D23 topics on this episode? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On today’s episode, we present a conversation we had with Justin Stone of the WDW Tales Podcast. Justin is a former WDW cast member and fondly recounts his time there. For this show, we focus our discussion around his time as a cast member for The Great Movie Ride, the beloved opening-day attraction at Disney-MGM Studios. This is part one of a two-part series; stay subscribed to hear the rest of the discussion on next week’s MOW #285.

What did you think of our conversation? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On today’s episode, we will be discussing the Disney+ announcement that came out towards the end of July 2019. In this announcement, Disney presented what will be available to the consumer starting on day one, within year one, and within year two. In addition, we discuss the possibility of Magic Bands showing up at the Disneyland Resort and the mom rant against childless “Millennials.”

Are you going to subscribe to Disney+ on day one? What are your thoughts regarding Disneyland Magic Bands and childless visitors to the parks? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On today’s episode, we present the first-ever MOWican Family Feud: Podcaster Edition. On this version of our game show series, we bring two sets of Disney-fan podcasts to compete in a Family Feud-like game. For this game, the Dole Whipped podcast takes on the WDW Navigators. Listen to find out who comes out on top.

What did you think of our game? Would you like to play this game with us for our birthday month in November? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On today’s episode, we have the honor of having the Downs’ take a break from their cross-country drive to visit with us and discuss some Disney news with us. Plus, we have Officer MOWican and MOWiki back in the studio. On this episode, we discuss The Animation Experience in Animal Kingdom, Abigail Disney’s rant, the bridge from the Grand Floridian to the Magic Kingdom, and the Disneyland brawl. 

What did you think of our discussion? What are your answers to our questions? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On today’s episode, Lee and Rachel compare notes as travel agents and discuss the Fall 2019 Discounts for Walt Disney World and share some travel agent stories of woe when dealing with Walt Disney World travel agent portal. 

What did you think of our discussion? How about them discounts? What tales of woe can you share? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On today’s episode, we discuss a much lesser known musical from Disney Theatrical, On the Record. This musical only ran from November 2004 to July 2005. We also discuss the release dates for Rise of the Resistance at Galaxy’s Edge.

What did you think of our discussion? Will you be adding this to your Disney library? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On today’s episode, we discuss the unbuilt mountains on Walt Disney World. These are the mountains that were once in the plans, but for some reason or another never saw the light of day. We discuss well-known mountains as Mount Fuji which was slated for the Japan pavilion in EPCOT, the fabled Disney Mountain, and many more unbuilt mountains. 

What did you think of our discussion? Which mountains would you have liked to have seen built? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:13am CST

On today’s episode, we review the latest offering from Pixar, Toy Story 4. We will present this in two halves: a spoiler-free half and a spoiler-filled half. Toy Story 4 was released in summer 2019.

What did you think of our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On today’s episode, we discuss the news that has occurred in the world of Disney. We explain the price hikes that have taken place regarding Annual Passholders in WDW and parking fees. Then, we discuss the uproar that took place surrounding the Main Street Cinema in Disneyland. We then conclude with a brief explanation of the new FP+ Tiers in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Plus, we answer some of your emails. 

What did you think of our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On today’s episode, we discuss 10 things for boys at Walt Disney World. We exclude the attractions in this discussion and address activities and experiences that a boy would enjoy. Plus, we discuss the new French Quarter themed lounge on the Disney Wonder and remember Dr. John and Mrs. Leah Chase.

What did you think of our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On today’s episode, we get creative and armchair imagineer the bathrooms at the Disney Parks. The Disney magic should continue in the bathrooms and we think it would make for an even more magical experience.

What do you think of our designs? What ideas do you have for an awesome Disney themed bathroom? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On today’s episode, we discuss news the 2019 Disney Legends honorees to be recognized at this year’s D23 convention. In addition, we answer a couple of emails regarding a Disney Express Pass idea and the E-Plaid Experience (Eli-Plaid).

What do you think of our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On today’s episode, we discuss news from the world of Disney. We discuss Amazon Prime Now’s service in the Orlando area, “Backdoor Disney’”s arrest, Wald Disney World, and the Galaxy’s Edge edition of the Play app. In addition, we answer an email regarding a listener’s recent trip to Disneyland.

What do you think of our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On today’s episode, we discuss news from the world of Disney. We discuss another gun situation from main gate security and then we discuss the new Magicband alternatives to the standard colors. Lastly, we discuss the CBD Oil Granny and her plan to sue. In addition, we answer an email regarding a hypothetical Disney version of Universal’s Unlimited Express Pass.

What do you think of our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On today’s episode, we discuss each of our top 5 Worst Theatrically Released Disney Sequels. We do not discuss the direct-to-home-video movies because that would be too easy. These are Disney sequels that you could have purchased a ticket to go view in a movie theater. Compile your top 5 and see how it compares with ours.

What do you think of our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On today’s episode, we discuss a bunch of Disney news. We talk about the ban on smoking, big strollers/wagons, and loose ice. Then, we discuss a unique pin code offer and a new party experience. Lastly, we discuss various random stories related to Avengers: Endgame such as people getting beat up or hospitalized. As a bit of lagniappe, we talk about duck butts and robot parts.

What do you think of our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On April 26, 2019, Avengers: Endgame was released in the United States, which is the final movie in the current instance of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We offer you a SPOILER-FREE and a SPOILER-FILLED movie review. The 1st half of our discussion is spoiler-free. Then, we give you ample warning before we begin the spoiler-filled half of our discussion.

What do you think of our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For this episode, Lee continues his series on the Disney resorts by discussing the history of Disney’s first moderate hotel, the Caribbean Beach Resort. In addition, we discuss the changeover of Mizner’s Lounge into a Beauty and the Beast themed lounge and Iger announcing that he will be stepping down at the end of 2021. Plus, we respond to a listener email.

What do you think of our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

WHO IS READY FOR DISNEY+? On the day we recorded, information regarding Disney+ were being announced during the Walt Disney Company’s 2019 Investor Day via live stream. We discuss the announcements that caught our attention. Also, Eli presents a new game for use to play, Guess the Quote, and we respond to a couple of listener emails.

What do you think of our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

IT’S TRIP REPORT TIME! Kevin travelled to Walt Disney World during Mardi Gras Week in March 2019. On this episode, we discuss all of the new things Kevin experienced on this trip. We discuss things such as Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White and all things Toy Story Land including Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Spinning Saucers and much, much more!

What do you think of our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

We are covering the latest announcements made regarding Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. On this episode, we discuss this land’s merchandise offerings such as Savi’s Workshop and Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. This is Part 3 of a 3-part series on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Be sure to check out MOW #262 to hear Part 1 of our discussion regarding the Backstory and Attractions and MOW #263 to hear Part 2 of our discussion regarding the food of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

What do you think of our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

We are covering the latest announcements made regarding Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. On this episode, we discuss this land’s food offerings such as Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo and Oga’s Cantina. This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Be sure to check out MOW #262 to hear Part 1 of our discussion regarding the Backstory and Attractions of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Also, subscribe to check out MOW #264 to hear Part 3 of our discussion regarding the Merchandise of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

What do you think of our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

We are covering the latest announcements made regarding Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. On this episode, we discuss this land’s backstory and its two major attractions, Millenium Falcon: Smugglers’ Run and Rise of the Resistance. This is Part 1 of a 3-part series on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

What do you think of our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On this episode, we discuss the latest movie to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel.  WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!

What do you think of our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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On this episode, we discuss Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This is a continuation of Lee’s series on the history of the Disney resorts. At the time of this show’s release, one of Magic Our Way’s hosts, Kevin, was staying at The Villas of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

What do you think of our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:19pm CST

On this episode, we discuss the $12,000.00 World of Dreams tour, the new concept art for the entrance of Epcot, the Marvel MCU post Fox purchase, and the concept art for the replacement of the Wonder of Life pavilion, Play. In addition, we have some Guest Services in which we make an announcement and welcome the newest member of the MOWican Universe.

What do you think of our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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We continue our discussion regarding Disney’s Pleasure Island. On this episode, we discuss some of the possible reasons why this themed area with a very extensive backstory closed. Plus, we discuss some Disney-related news stories of the day, such as the showdown in the parking lot and Blue Smith.

What do you think of our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On this episode, we discuss Disney’s Riviera Resort, which is the 15th DVC property to open and will have about 300 rooms total. This on-property accommodation is slated to open later in 2019. Plus, we have some Guest Services items to answer.

What do you think of Disney’s Riviera Resort? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On this episode, we reminisce about Pleasure Island: “fun for all and all for fun!” This is part 2 of a two-part series. Be sure to check out MOW #255 for the first half of this discussion.

Pleasure Island was a place where adults can go to be adults and still remain within the ‘bubble.’ It was a sprawling metroplex of nightclubs, bars, restaurants, adventure, comedy, and a New Year’s Eve celebration every night. We lived through it and perhaps even grew up in it. We hope to give you a unique take on the history of this place through the extensive research conducted and stories from our own personal experience.

Who has experienced Pleasure Island? We would love to hear your stories. Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

 

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

On this episode, we reminisce about Pleasure Island: “fun for all and all for fun!” This was a place where adults can go to be adults and still remain within the ‘bubble.’ It was a sprawling metroplex of nightclubs, bars, restaurants, adventure, comedy, and a New Year’s Eve celebration every night. We lived through it and perhaps even grew up in it. We hope to give you a unique take on the history of this place through the extensive research conducted and stories from our own personal experience.

Who has experienced Pleasure Island? We would love to hear your stories. Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On this episode, we take a look back at the resort that is to become Shades of Green. In the beginning, it was known as The Golf Resort and then it was redone as The Disney Inn. This is a MOW retrospective.

Have any of you stayed at any iterations of this resort? We would love to hear your stories. Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On this episode, Eli asks whether or not Expedition Everest should be rethemed to an IP attraction? This conversation comes on the heels of the Disney-fan firestorm that was created when Bob Iger’s Barron’s article was released. To summarize the part of the article that caused the Disney-fan discomfort, it is stated that interest from a potential audience is higher with an IP-based attraction rather than a nondescript coaster based on India somewhere. The article has since been edited to remove any indication of that statement.

In addition, we go into the mailbag and see what our listeners want to say today.

What are your thoughts on this topic? Were you part of the Disney fandom that was disturbed by this? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

For this episode, we discuss to see if there is an attraction in the Magic Kingdom that is the least favorite of them all. This coincides with a social media question we had put out to the MOWican Universe regarding their top 3 least favorite attractions at the Magic Kingdom. Usually, we do our Quest for the Best; however, now we have our Thirst for the Worst. Check out the parameters in the show notes on our website. Listen to find out who came out on top, or bottom in this case.

What are your thoughts on this topic? Do you have a least favorite attraction in the Magic Kingdom? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For this episode, we are discussing some recent news stories that have developed over the 2018 holidays. We discuss the Buzzy animatronic theft issue, the $48,000 theft issue, going to the parks without kids, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise without Johnny Depp, and much, much more!

What are your thoughts on some of these news stories? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

Mary Poppins Returns is the latest offering from the Walt Disney Pictures that was released in the United States of America for the Christmas weekend on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. On this episode, we voice our thoughts and opinions regarding this movie.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD

What did you think of Mary Poppins Returns? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For this episode, we are discussing some news stories that developed while we were celebrating our birthday for the entire month of November. We will be discussing the fallen monorail door, Photopass booths, Personal Shoppers/Flippers, and much, much more!

What are your thoughts on some of these news stories? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse event at Walt Disney World that took place on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Since we were in the midst of celebrating our birthday for the entire month of November, we decided to discuss some of the announcements that caught our attention on this episode of the Magic Our Way podcast.

What are your thoughts on some of these announcements? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

Ralph Breaks the Internet is the latest offering from the Walt Disney Animation Studios that was released in the United States of America over Thanksgiving Weekend, November 25, 2018. On this episode, we voice our thoughts and opinions regarding this movie.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD

What did you think of our thoughts? What did you think of Ralph Breaks the Internet? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 5:00am CST

We are celebrating our birthday all month long in November 2018 by playing games with our MOWican Nation. For our fourth and final birthday game, we present MOWican Jeoparody, which is like the game show on TV. This game show features the following long-time MOWicans: My Cousin Harry aka Harry Bernstein, Officer Buford T. MOWican aka Kirk Landry, and the one and only Mr. MOWnonymous aka Richard Hercher. Listen to see how they did with our game and see if you can do just as well if not better!

What did you think of our game? Do you want to join us for the next one? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 12:16am CST

We are celebrating our birthday all month long in November 2018 by playing games with our MOWican Nation. For our third birthday game, we present Name That Disney Thang featuring three of our MOWican: Josh Roberge,  Austin Alvarez, and Alexandra Doucet. Check out what tunes they had to identify.

All month long we are accepting submissions for birthday wishes and show intros. Send them in today!

What did you think of our game? Do you want to join us for the next one? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

We are celebrating our birthday all month long in November 2018 by playing games with our MOWican Nation. For our second birthday game, we present the MOWlywed Game featuring three of our MOWican couples: Stephen & Sarah,  Chris & Stacey, and Aaron & Sandy. See how they answered our unique brand of MOW questions and see how many they matched.

All month long we are accepting submissions for birthday wishes and show intros. Send them in today!

What did you think of our game? Do you want to join us for the next one? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

We are celebrating our birthday all month long in November 2018 by playing games with our MOWican Nation. For our first birthday game, we present the MOWican Price is Right featuring three of our listeners aka MOWicans: Rachel, The Raz, and Yvette.

All month long we are accepting submissions for birthday wishes and show intros. Send them in today!

What did you think of our game? Do you want to join us for the next one? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On this episode, we welcome back long-time MOWican, Listener X aka Keith Schneider, to discuss his recent adventure aboard the Disney Fantasy experiencing Halloween on the High Seas. Plus, we also have a series of Disney and Halloween related questions that we discuss.

Have you experienced Disney Cruise Line’s Halloween on the High Seas? Any memories? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On this episode, we discuss Disney’s 1st waterpark, River Country, through the years...in our own very special way. Lee continues his series of retrospectives.

Have you gone to River Country? Any memories? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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On this episode, we discuss Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort through the years...in our own very special way. Lee continues his series of retrospectives regarding Disney’s on-property guest accommodations.

Have you stayed at Fort Wilderness? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, the boys each discuss their top 5 most disturbing Disney movie moments. These are the moments from Disney films that make one say, “um, Disney...you ok, bro?”

What are some of your disturbing Disney movie moments? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, the boys discuss the news regarding the latest Disney ticket pricing system announced by Disney recently.

From time.com:

Walt Disney World introduced a new ticket pricing structure this week that the theme park giant says is “designed to simplify the booking experience” and “deliver the best experience possible for our guests.”

What are your thoughts on this new pricing structure? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On this episode, the boys play test a game created by Kevin called Name That Disney Thing which is based upon the old game show, Name That Tune, with scoring systems similar to Spades, Family Feud, and Jeopardy. This game will be rolled out to the listeners in the very near future.

What are your thoughts on our new game? Do you want to be a contestant? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_237_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, Eli presents his latest Marvel Moment: the NEW Avengers comic series. The boys discuss the possible lineup the MCU may go with based upon this series. In addition, the boys work to catch up on listener emails and voicemails in the Guest Services segment.

What are your thoughts on the NEW Avengers? What about our listener email/voicemail responses? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_236_MASTER.mp3
Category:Movie -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, the boys discuss the latest news in the world of Disney for August/September 2018. Some of the news discussed is the NEWLY revamped NEW Up show in Animal Kingdom, the $150 Minnie Van airport service, the Artist Point NOW with Snow White and two of the dwarves, and Oga’s new cantina.

What are your thoughts on these news topics? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On this episode, we present a retrospective of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in Walt Disney World. This show continues a series of retrospective shows by Lee regarding the history of various Disney Hotels. This is part two of a two-part series. Please check out MOW #233 for the first half of our Polynesian Village discussion.

Listen to our memories of this iconic Disney resort and share your own. Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

This week, Lee continues his megaseries of retrospectives of the Disney Resorts. Today, we discuss the history of the Polynesian Village Resort. Also, we discuss numerous news articles surrounding unfortunate events that have happened on Disney properties.  

Listen to our memories of this iconic Disney resort and share your own. Also, let us know if you would pay for early entry into Toy Story Land. Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On this episode, we continue our search for the best celebrity appearance in a Disney attraction. Danny compiled a list of 16 attractions that utilize celebrities as part of the pre-show, as part of the entire story of the ride, as the main character in the story, etc. We present this show in two parts; be sure to check out part 1 from last week, MOW #231.

Download and fill out your own bracket on our website, http://magicourway.com.

What does your bracket look like now? What did you like about our discussion? Was there anything we missed? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On this episode, we search for the best celebrity appearance in a Disney attraction. Danny compiled a list of 16 attractions that utilize celebrities as part of the pre-show, as part of the entire story of the ride, as the main character in the story, etc. We present this show in two parts; stay subscribed for part 2 next week.

Download and fill out your own bracket on our website.

What does your bracket look like? What did you like about our discussion? Was there anything we missed? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_231_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, we discuss the Disney College Program with an alumna of the program. We shall refer to her as “Jeanine” to maintain her anonymity for obvious reasons. If you are thinking about doing a Disney College Program or know someone that is, this is the show for you.

In this show we discuss her experience with the application process and share tips on how to navigate this process. Also, we investigate every aspect of the Disney College Program mantra: Live, Learn, and Earn.

Have you done the program or know someone who has? What did that experience look like? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_230_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

This week, we present Marvel Metal, a “choose your own adventure story” meets “a sports team draft” exercise. Plus, we discuss the whole James Gunn situation in addition to the results of the Wakanda: The World of Black Panther survey.

Play along and let us know how your draft list turned out for Marvel Metal. Let us know who you chose and why. The list of characters used in this exercise can be found at magicourway.com.

Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

 

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, we present a retrospective of Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World. This show begins a series of retrospective shows by Lee regarding the history of various Disney Hotels.


Listen to our memories of this iconic Disney resort and share your own. Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On this episode, we continue our retrospective of Disney Parks Promotions through the years. For part two, we present major promotions starting from the Happiest Celebration on Earth through to the 2018 promotions.

Listen as we discuss the promotions and relive the days when we experienced the television advertisements for these promotion. In addition, listen to our thoughts on the promotions happening in 2018. Do they feel the same or is it different? This will be a fun trip on the wayback machine for sure.

Do you remember these promotions? What are your thoughts on today’s promotions? Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_227_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, we present a retrospective of Disney Parks promotions throughout the years. For part one, we cover the major promotions that took place starting from the Walt Disney World Tencennial Celebration through to the Walt Disney World 100 Years of Magic Celebration.

Listen as we discuss the promotions and relive the days when we experienced the television advertisements for these promotion. This will be a fun trip on the wayback machine for sure.

What did you think of our discussion?  Do you remember these promotions? Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_226_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

IT’S A BONUS EPISODE FOR THIS WEEK!

In honor of Independence Day in the United States of America, we give you this encore presentation of Magic Our Way Podcast #019 from July 7, 2013.

In the Queue, we talk about all of the patriotic things one can encounter in Walt Disney World and Disneyland. And then, in the Hub, the boys discuss a 1990s Eisner creation that never saw the light of day: Disney’s America theme park.

What do you think of our discussion? Any and all opinions are welcome on the Magic Our Way Podcast. Share them at show@magicourway.com.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:30am CST

On this episode, we present the next installment of our Park It! series of armchair imagineering shows, Black Panther: Park It! The “Park It!” series of shows is where we take a property that has zero representation in the Disney Parks and come up with a vision of how to introduce it into the parks.

This week, you, the listener, are playing the role as the Walt Disney Company Board. Once you hear the pitches from the four finalists you will get a chance to vote on the attractions you would like to see in Wakanda: The World of Black Panther.

Check our social media to vote. Voting concludes at 11:59pm Central Time on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

What did you think of our concepts?  What are your creations for this land? Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On this episode, we discuss the Disney Pixar 2018 summer blockbuster release, Incredibles 2. Finally, after 14 years of waiting, we get to see the continuing story of the Parr Family of supers. We see how their interaction with the Underminer plays out and we see Jack Jack’s growth.

In addition, we also discuss the latest Pixar short to precede this movie, Bao.

WARNING: SPOILERS ON THIS EPISODE!

What did you think of our discussion?  What were your thoughts on the movie or the Pixar short? Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_224_MASTER.mp3
Category:Movie -- posted at: 10:08am CST

In the Queue, we discuss one news story that has recently come out, Play Disney Parks. Have you heard about this latest in queue activities? Its an app that allows you to interact with your surroundings and play games while in a queue. We want to know what you think!

In the Hub,, Eli presents the Disney Fraudulent Four...it’s like the Fantastic Four, but illegal. These are four stories of individuals trying to gain an advantage over the Disney Company and its customers.

Hear the story of The Parent Trap, where the 1% and the “differently-abled” have a “T-plaid” time in the parks. Be sure not to buy a park ticket from the The Neverland Ticketmasters, one of many stories of individuals selling fake Disney parks tickets. And then there are The Scrappers: after hearing this, you may want to double-check your Disney pin collection to make sure they are official. Lastly, we have The Mouse of Cards: hopefully none of you were wrapped up in this credit card theft.

What did you think of our discussion?  Did you think any of this is fraud? Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On this episode, Lee presents his tip on saving time at the Disney Resorts. We discuss everything from parking to park touring to transportation and much more.

What did you think of our discussion?  What tips do you have for saving time in the Disney properties? Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

This episode is somewhat unique and calls for a different kind of introduction. Instead of doing a typical trip report, Danny highlights his top six takeaways from his trip to Disneyland in May 2018. This being a show that accepts every and all opinions, you can be sure that honest statements will be presented.

What did you think of our discussion?  What are some takeaways from your most recent Disney trip. Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

For the Hub this week, we present the former Vice President of the Magic Kingdom, Dan Cockerell. After over a quarter of a century of making magic, Dan Cockerell has departed the Walt Disney Company in pursuit of the next step in his life.

We discuss his life before, with, and after Disney. We discuss Dan the VP, Dan the father, and Dan the husband. We discuss leadership, college majors, and careers. It was truly a pleasure to chat with Dan and we hope you enjoy listening to our interview as much as we did conducting it.

What did you think of our discussion?  Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For this trip report, Danny calls in from Disneyland in Anaheim, California, USA where he and his family are vacationing in the place where it all started. As of this call, he has only experienced about 2 days of fun.

Some of the topics discussed are Blue Bayou Restaurant, liquor laws, Hat-box ghost, Walk in Walt’s Footsteps tour, and much, much more! Danny will give us a full report when he returns. So, be sure to keep your eyes out for that episode.

In Guest Services, we respond to the following MOWicans: shELI Kardos, Austin Alvarez, and Courtney DeCaires.

What did you think of our discussion?  Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_219_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For this trip report, we welcome long-time MOWican, Rick Suero, to the show. Rick travelled with his family aboard the Disney Magic out of Miami for a Marvel Day At Sea adventure.

WARNING: Possible Avengers: Infinity War spoilers.

Listen as Rick describes his experience with Marvel’s Avengers Academy, the Aqua Dunk, the Aqualab, and the Marvel Day at Sea. In addition, Rick discusses the Port of Miami experience as compared to the Port Canaveral experience, his unique rotational dining experience, and his itinerary for this sailing.

What did you think of our discussion?  Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_218_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

Is Marvel better since Disney purchased them or were they better before the purchase? On August 31, 2009, The Walt Disney Company announced a deal to acquire Marvel Entertainment for $4.24 billion and we want to know if Marvel is better today for having agreed to this.

To figure this out, we analyze Marvel Entertainment in three areas: the comics, the movies, and the theme parks and discuss the effect the Disney company has had on each category. Also, Eli provides provides us with a little backstory and a little exercise regarding storylines before we delve into the heart of our discussion.

What did you think of our discussion?  Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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For this segment, we review the latest movie to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Infinity War. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!

The 2018 summer blockbuster movie season has begun with the release of Avengers: Infinity War on April 27, 2018 in the United States of America. The gang went a saw the movie and are very eager to discuss it. We look at both the positives and negatives and welcome your opinions and thoughts.

What did you think of the review?  Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_216_MASTER.mp3
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For this segment, we present two Walt Disney World field reports: one from Lee and one from Mr. MOWnonymous, Richard Hercher.

Both individuals travelled to Walt Disney World in April 2018 on the weekend of the Star Wars Half Marathon: The Dark Side. It also was Earth Day 2018 which is also the 20th anniversary of Animal Kingdom. It was a busy weekend with lots of fun.

What did you think of the discussion?  Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For the Hub, Lee presents his take regarding Cheap Walt Disney World Vacations. Listen as he discusses things to consider should you want to save money on your next Walt Disney World vacation.

When Lee asks a potential client when they would like to travel to WDW, the typical response is during the cheapest time. Well, of course, there are several things to consider which includes everything from discounts to hotel rates based on time of year and prices that don’t fluctuate.

In Guest Services, we recognize Stephen Downs and Oh, Susanna!

What did you think of our discussion? Were there any points we neglected to mention?  Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

 

Direct download: MOW_214_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For this show, we have a battle of the Disney Presidents/CEOs as we explore Michael Eisner versus Bob Iger: WDW Theme Parks. This is the start of a long running series of shows comparing these two.

We explore what has happened in Walt Disney World under the tenures of each President/CEO. We look at what additions to the park have taken place, what park services (i.e. fastpasses, dining plan, photopass, etc) have been implemented, what promotions have taken place (i.e. Year of a Million Dreams), and who upholds the “Magic,” aka Walt’s Legacy.

What did you think of our discussion? Were there any points we neglected to mention?  Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_213_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For this Hub, we present our Disney Dream-Sized Trip Report. Kevin and the Roberges took trips on the Disney Cruise Line ship, the Disney Dream, back in February 2018. It was Kevin’s 2nd Trip on a Disney Cruise ship and it was the Roberge’s 1st trip on a cruise ever. Listen as they share their experiences.

In Guest Services, we give a special shout out to Beth Chaisson. Thank you, Beth!

Have you cruised with the Disney Cruise Line before? What was your experience in comparison to Kevin’s and Roberge’s?  Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On this episode, we present out March Madness bracket for 2018: Best Disney Villain. We start out with 32 Disney Villains and whittle them down to one villain to reign supreme. Who will come out on top? Listen to find out.

We have posted our bracket on our website for you to download.

What are your thoughts regarding our bracket? Is there a villain not in the original 32 that you felt should be there? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOw_211_MASTER.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, we discuss the latest policy implemented at Walt Disney World: an overnight parking charge has been put into effect for WDW Hotels. Also, we remove the reigns and let Eli roam free for the rest of the show.

On March 21, 2018, Walt Disney World updated their parking plan to include charges for overnight guests staying at the hotels. Depending on what category your hotel is, you may pay more or less than someone at another resort for a similarly looking piece of real estate.

For this Hub, we discuss...well, we discuss anything and everything Eli wishes to discuss. We removed the reigns and let Eli loose on the Magic Our Way podcast. We talk about everything from Infinity Stones to attraction dimensions and everything in between.

What are your thoughts regarding anything we have discussed today? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_210_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For this episode, we discuss whether or not the Disney Dining Plan, as of March 2018, is worth it or not worth it.  This is part three in a series or Worth or Not Worth It shows which include MOW #163 and MOW #208.

Since all of us agree that the Disney Dining Plan is worth it for the average family, each of us takes a dining plan and break it down for a week’s stay. Lee, Danny, and Kevin plan out where to eat, when to eat, and what to eat. We add up the prices of each item presented and compare that against the price for the plan. Did we come out ahead or did we lose money? Listen to find out.

What are your thoughts about our findings? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_209_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For this Hub, we discuss whether or not certain add-ons for a Disney trip are worth it or not worth it. Lee presents some of the more common things he is asked when booking Disney vacations for his clients. We discuss topics such as the Dessert Parties, Bippity-Boppity-Boutique, character dining, stroller rental, and much, much more!

What are your thoughts about the items presented? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_208_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

In the Queue, we discuss the latest new regarding the Be Our Guest Restaurant in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, it will cost 2 credits to dine there for dinner.

On The Hub, we are discussing the latest movie to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther. This is a spoiler-filled review.

To join us in this discussion, we welcome back long-time MOWican Officer MOWican, aka Kirk Landry.

What are your thoughts and opinions about this movie? What are you thoughts and opinions regarding the change at Be Our Guest? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_207_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

In Guest Services, we respond to pieces of communication sent in by the following MOWicans: Austin Alvarez, Sheila “shELI” Kardos, Gabrielle Niemczyk, and Rachel Roberge.

On The Hub, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of on-site lodging and off-site lodging for your Walt Disney World vacation.

To join us in this discussion, we welcome back long-time MOWican and former member of the Disney Navigator podcast, Listener X aka Keith Schneider.

What is your preference? Have you tried both scenarios? What are your reason for staying where you stay? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_206_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 8:32am CST

For this show, we discuss our reasons for why we love Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Walt Disney World. Yes, you read that correctly.

Over the years, we have voiced our opinion regarding the Studios and a handful of MOWicans have voiced the opposite opinion. Well, on this show, we want to correct a misconception. So, give a listen as we geek out with Jimmy about our reasons for loving Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

What are your thoughts and opinions regarding our reasons? Why do you love Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_205_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For today’s show, we open up a time capsule, or a MOWican vault as it were, and listen to MOW #020, which was released 5 years ago. On that episode, we discussed the Top 5 Starts and Stops to plus our Walt Disney World experience. We listen to what was said and see if anything has progressed, or regressed in some cases.

Then, we update this time capsule by adding our top 3 Starts and Stops for anything in the entire Disney company. This should prove to be a fun analysis of the past and present with hopes for the future.

What are your thoughts and opinions regarding our stops and starts? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_204_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

It is MOWican Family Game Night as we play Disney Taboo, an unofficial Disney-themed version of the game, Taboo. Much like the previous game we played, Mouse Against Morality, we discovered this unofficial version of Taboo on the internet HERE. We played this game live over Mixlr.

What are your thoughts and opinions regarding this version of that game? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_203_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! On this episode, we talk with the creator of The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head, Benjamin Lancaster. Also, we respond to an email we received from long-time MOWican, Eric Grubb.

The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head is a comedy motion picture that plays off the myth that Walt had his head cryogenically frozen. Once a year, the Walt Disney Company executives thaw Walt out to give him a status of his parks. Typically, Walt has been allowed to see the parks. But one year, Walt, with the help of a guy named Peter, escapes and emerges from the depths of the utilidors to see what has become of his creative vision.

What are your thoughts and opinions regarding the movie? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding anything we have talked about. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_202_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, we discuss Club Level guests buying more Fastpasses, Monorails that won’t close, the closing of the children’s activity center at WDW, and the Cinderella T-shirt controversy. Also, we have a little bit of Guest Services in which we recognize MOWicans, Eric Grubb and Keith Schneider.

What are your thoughts and opinions regarding the articles we discussed? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding anything we have talked about. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_201_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

200th SHOW CELEBRATION - MOW #200

This episode is our 200th show. There is no format for today’s show as it is a LIVE SHOW! We share a lot of memories and hear from a lot of listeners.

We are eternally grateful to all of the MOWicans, ladies, and gentlemen that listen to us week in and week out. We apologize that our tech skills weren’t savvy enough to make this a flawless live show, but we are thankful for those that stuck with us through those flaws.

We are thankful to you who weren’t able to make it for the live recording of our 200th show and we promise to do more live shows going forward so that you will have a chance to participate.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Raise your glasses and here’s to 200 more!

What are some of YOUR favorite moments from our past 200 shows? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding anything we have talked about. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

 

Direct download: MOW_200_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:35am CST

On this episode, we play a game of Would You Rather, for The Hub, put together by our very own Lee Lastovica. This time Danny, Kevin, and Eli have the opportunity to be honorary travel agents.

In the Queue, we discuss the reopening of The Hall of Presidents and the Trump protestor. And, we remember the Mayor of Main Street, USA and Mimi Kaboom.

What did you think about our discussion? What are YOUR suggestions for each customer? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding anything we have talked about. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_199_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this bonus release, we are promoting the Wizard World Comic Con coming to New Orleans January 5-7, 2018. 

For more information, go to our website: www.magicourway.com.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:08am CST