Magic Our Way - Artistic Buffs Talkin' Disney Stuff

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. This show is a continuation of show #027a. As we have stated before, we may take breaks now and then, but we are not going away anytime soon. Thank you for your patience!

This week’s show is a continuation of the discussion we began last week. We begin by finishing up our discussion regarding the Magicband system in Walt Disney World. The next thing we talk about is expanding mass transit in WDW. We are wondering if monorails were so expensive to build, why not use conventional trains to scoot around the World? Why use so many buses instead? And lastly, we discuss the whole policy of filling in every available space. It is not that we disagree with it. But, we point out that there are some people that actually don’t understand this policy invoking some kind of anger towards the guest who does understand it and is just responding to what he/she has been instructed to do by the cast member. 

As always, if you like the show, please rate us and leave a review in the iTunes Store. We do appreciate you taking the time to do so. Also, you can find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/magicourway) and follow us on Twitter (@magicourway). Find some of our video statuses on Keek.com and keep an eye out for our YouTube channel. If you have any suggestions or comments for the show, please do not hesitate to contact us at magicourway@gmail.com. We will be sure to read your email on the air, unless you tell us not to. We do want to hear from our fans and we want you to be part of our discussion. Also, check out our slowly growing website at www.qmarkproductions.com.

Thanks again for listening to us. We do realize that you have many choices when it comes to Disney podcasts and we appreciate your attention. The Magic Our Way Podcast tells no tales.....

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 7:12am CST

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. We are back with a new series of shows related to our favorite topic: all things magical, but mostly Disney!!! We are so glad to be back recording again as this gives us an escape from our daily life. As we have stated before, we may take breaks now and then, but we are not going away anytime soon. Thank you for your patience!

This week, we decided to do another BIG Queue show because there are so many things for us to talk about. This week we talk about iTunes placement. It seems like we are creeping up among the ranks of known Disney podcasts. We’re rubbing shoulder-to-shoulder with one of our favorite podcasters. That is always exciting. Also, in response to the release of Avatar Land concept art, we offer our opinions once again regarding this highly debatable land. And, because Kevin will be experiencing it for the first time, we decided to discuss as much of what we know regarding the new Magicband system. We talk pros and cons and expectations, etc etc. 

As always, if you like the show, please rate us and leave a review in the iTunes Store. We do appreciate you taking the time to do so. Also, you can find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/magicourway) and follow us on Twitter (@magicourway). Find some of our video statuses on Keek.com and keep an eye out for our YouTube channel. If you have any suggestions or comments for the show, please do not hesitate to contact us at magicourway@gmail.com. We will be sure to read your email on the air, unless you tell us not to. We do want to hear from our fans and we want you to be part of our discussion. Also, check out our slowly growing website at www.qmarkproductions.com.

Thanks again for listening to us. We do realize that you have many choices when it comes to Disney podcasts and we appreciate your attention. We can’t stop Magic Our Way now! Keep going! Keep going! 

Direct download: MOW_027a.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:45pm CST

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. We are back with a new series of shows related to our favorite topic: all things magical, but mostly Disney!!! We are so glad to be back recording again as this gives us an escape from our daily life. As we have stated before, we may take breaks now and then, but we are not going away anytime soon. Thank you for your patience!

This week, since we have a lot of catching up to do, we decided to do another BIG Queue show so that we can offer our opinions on things that have happened in the past several months. Now, as a disclaimer, I would like to say that we actually recorded this show about a month ago. So, there will be some recent events that we will have not commented on yet. But, rest assured, we will. On this episode we talk about the Polynesian DVC, the new California Grill, the NEW Guest Assistance Program, and much, much more!!!

Plus, I bring back an old segment: I BEG TO DIFFER. You’ll want to hear it. 

As always, if you like the show, please rate us and leave a review in the iTunes Store. We do appreciate you taking the time to do so. Also, you can find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/magicourway) and follow us on Twitter (@magicourway). Find some of our video statuses on Keek.com and keep an eye out for our YouTube channel. If you have any suggestions or comments for the show, please do not hesitate to contact us at magicourway@gmail.com. We will be sure to read your email on the air, unless you tell us not to. We do want to hear from our fans and we want you to be part of our discussion. Also, check out our slowly growing website at www.qmarkproductions.com.

Thanks again for listening to us. We do realize that you have many choices when it comes to Disney podcasts and we appreciate your attention. This show is a salute to all podcasts, but mostly Magic Our Way.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 2:42pm CST

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. It is time for a fresh, uplifting show!!! And, the topic we have chosen to accomplish this is ROMANCE!!! Let’s go!!!

This week, we once again address several topics which peaked our interest for discussion while waiting in the Queue. In this case, we enrich our literary minds by discussing books that are in the works such as a comic book, a graphic novel, and Marty Sklar’s new book, Dream It! Do it!: My Half-Century Creating Disney’s Magic Kingdoms, which is coming out on August 13, 2013. 

In the Hub, we talk about how to have a romantic time in Walt Disney World. Yes, you read that correctly! Couples can have a romantic time in Disney World....should one have thorough planning of said experience. We gladly share some of our tips of things to do and not to do when planning a romantic romp through the parks. Itineraries...YES, we came up with our own versions of a one day romantic experience at Disney World. Danny will take the “blue sky” approach and Kevin will take a rather less expensive approach to romancing your significant other in the World. Listen and see what they have to say. If you have any suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at magicourway@gmail.com. We could probably use the help. HAHAHA!

As always, if you like the show, please rate us and leave a review in the iTunes Store. We do appreciate you taking the time to do so. Also, you can find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/magicourway) and follow us on Twitter (@magicourway). Find some of our video statuses on Keek.com and keep an eye out for our YouTube channel. If you have any suggestions or comments for the show, please do not hesitate to contact us at magicourway@gmail.com. We will be sure to read your email on the air, unless you tell us not to. We do want to hear from our fans and we want you to be part of our discussion. Also, check out our slowly growing website at www.qmarkproductions.com.

Lastly, we want to give a big shout out to Bob Sikon from All In WDW. Bob has articles all over the place and he has a lot of great Disney content on his website which can be found at this address: www.allinwdw.com. Follow him on Twitter (@allinwdw.com) and like his page on Facebook (Bob Allinwdw). You can also subscribe to Bob’s website by entering your email address in the form on the right hand side of the page. DON”T FORGET TO VOTE! Bob has a new poll up that explores which quick service dining option Disney fans consider to be the best in the Animal Kingdom. This is part of a series of polls in which he gets his readers and hopefully our listeners to vote on the best Quick Service restaurant in each of the WDW parks. 

Thanks again for listening to us. We do realize that you have many choices when it comes to Disney podcasts and we appreciate your attention. For eons our planet has drifted as a spaceship through the universe, and for a brief moment Magic Our Way has been its podcast...

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:54pm CST

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. It is time for part 2 of our mind blowing and rather mentally exhausting discussion into Jon Negroni’s Pixar Theory. 

This week, we once again address several topics which peaked our interest for discussion while waiting in the Queue. The Festival of the Lion King finally settles on its home. Disneyland has some last minute, end-of-the-summer vacation deals. Disney sets to make the Artemis Fowl series of books into a series of movies based around this character. And, we decide to look at another one of Bob’s polls from All In WDW. This time, we talk about the results of the King of the World poll he conducted in April 2013. This poll set out to see which attraction was deemed the best in the “World.” 

In the Hub, we have part two of our discussion regarding THE PIXAR THEORY by Jon Negroni (www.jonnegroni.com). We are working to fully understand the theory and to see if it “holds water” so to speak. Anyway, if you have not heard about this theory, go read it on Jon Negroni’s website. We would love to get your reaction to this. In short, it addresses a notion that all of the Pixar movies exist within the same universe. We surmise that it is not the same universe in which we exist. It deals with two developing concepts over time in the “Pixar” universe: the advancement of animal intelligence and the advancement of artificial intelligence to the point that neither machine nor animal need humans to survive. Wild, huh?!?! Read it, listen to our thoughts and please write us with your thoughts at magicourway@gmail.com. The second half of the discussion goes Syndrome and Zero Point Energy through Wall-E and Monsters and back to Brave. Good luck! If you survive the mental adventure that awaits you, you deserve a cookie and a pat on the back. We are glad this discussion is over. We promise something light and happy for next week. HAHA!

As always, if you like the show, please rate us and leave a review in the iTunes Store. We do appreciate you taking the time to do so. Also, you can find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@magicourway). Find some of our video statuses on Keek.com. If you have any suggestions or comments for the show, please do not hesitate to contact us at magicourway@gmail.com. We will be sure to read your email on the air, unless you tell us not to. We do want to hear from our fans and we want you to be part of our discussion. Also, check out our slowly growing website at www.qmarkproductions.com.

Lastly, we want to give a big shout out to Bob Sikon from All In WDW. Bob has articles all over the place and he has a lot of great Disney content on his website which can be found at this address: www.allinwdw.com. Follow him on Twitter (@allinwdw.com) and like his page on Facebook (Bob Allinwdw). You can also subscribe to Bob’s website by entering your email address in the form on the right hand side of the page. DON”T FORGET TO VOTE! Bob has a new poll up that explores which quick service dining option Disney fans consider to be the best in the Animal Kingdom. This is part of a series of polls in which he gets his readers and hopefully our listeners to vote on the best Quick Service restaurant in each of the WDW parks. You can view the results of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios polls on his website. Look for “Reader Favorites.” Round 1 is on Friday and the Final round is on Saturday with the winner to be announced on Sunday. Next week, he will have the winners from each of the four parks go head to head in the best Quick Service option in the “World.”

Thanks again for listening to us. We do realize that you have many choices when it comes to Disney podcasts and we appreciate your attention. Buenas dias podcast listeners, my siestas are getting shorter and shorter.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 12:04am CST

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. It is time for part 1 of some mind blowing discussions related to Disney movies. We are mentally worn out after recording this part. Hahaha!

This week, we once again address several topics which peaked our interest for discussion while waiting in the Queue. Phineas and Ferb and Star Wars...THE UNIVERSES COLLIDE!!! Along with this, Epcot’s Journey into Imagination pavillion is schedule to go down for a redo....possibly. AT&T customers will hopefully receive a “luxury” at the Disney parks on both coasts as AT&T becomes the official provider for the resorts. Rivers of Light...RIVERS OF LIGHTTTTT...at the Animal Kingdom...this is a parade on the river that is to take place at night. Is this enough to make Animal Kingdom an all day park for you? We shall see...we shall see. No more Spectromagic...it has been confirmed by Disney officials...Kevin is in mourning.

In the Hub, we discuss THE PIXAR THEORY by Jon Negroni (www.jonnegroni.com). We are working to fully understand the theory and to see if it “holds water” so to speak..and to reference "My Cousin Vinny.” “YUTES!” Anyway, If you have not heard about this theory, go read it on Jon Negroni’s website. We would love to get your reaction to this. In short, it addresses a notion that all of the Pixar movies exist within the same universe. We surmise that it is not the same universe in which we exist. It deals with two developing concepts over time in the “Pixar” universe: the advancement of animal intelligence and the advancement of artificial intelligence to the point that neither machine nor animal need humans to survive. Wild, huh?!?! Read it, listen to our thoughts, and please write us with your thoughts at magicourway@gmail.com. This first half of the discussion goes from the beginning with the witch in Brave through to Syndrome and Zero Point Energy. Good luck!

As always, if you like the show, please rate us and leave a review in the iTunes Store. We do appreciate you taking the time to do so. Also, you can find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@magicourway). Find some of our video statuses on Keek.com. If you have any suggestions or comments for the show, please do not hesitate to contact us at magicourway@gmail.com. We will be sure to read your email on the air, unless you tell us not to. We do want to hear from our fans and we want you to be part of our discussion. Also, check out our slowly growing website at www.qmarkproductions.com.

Lastly, we want to give a big shout out to Bob Sikon from All In WDW. Bob has articles all over the place and he has a lot of great Disney content on his website which can be found at this address: www.allinwdw.com. Follow him on Twitter (@allinwdw.com) and like his page on Facebook (Bob Allinwdw). Don’t forget the two things Bob has going on this weekend. On July 27, 2013, he is participating in the Tables in Wonderland “2013 Epcot Internation Food & Wine Festival Sneak Preview special event - Taste Your Way Around the World.” Subscribe and follow him to get his reports as they happen. And then, on Monday, July 29, 2013, he will be appearing on the Travel with Rick’s Food & Wine Festival planning and strategy sessions. you can view a live stream of the event on Travel with Rick’s website (www.travelwithrick.com).

Thanks again for listening to us. We do realize that you have many choices when it comes to Disney podcasts and we appreciate your attention. That just goes to show that anything can happen in the podcast.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:31am CST

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. We are 21 shows old today and we are feeling very adult!!! We have a great show for you today as we explore another aspect of park life that has never seen the light of day.

In this week’s Queue, we once again address several topics which peaked our interest for discussion while waiting in the queue. Disney performs a “Hat trick” at the Rose and Crown Pub in the United Kingdom pavilion in EPCOT Center. The last bastion of Merriweather Adam Pleasure’s vision has finally left the building. You can now recharge and discharge in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. We talk about the lineup of narrators for the 2013 Candlelight Processional. With the coming of new things that one must do, we will soon see a new version of Must-Dos on resort TV starring the lovely, and always perky, Stacy Aswad. And lastly, for those wishing to become part of the magic, we discuss some upcoming auditions taking place soon.

In the Hub, we discuss the missing, yet ever referenced, land in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Beastly Kingdom. This land was supposed to be located where Camp Minnie Mickey is today. Through research we talk about what the land was supposed to look like, what the details of the attractions and restaurants were to be, and the eventual demise of the plans for this remarkable land. We feel that this is a land that could have done really well since its opening and we are sad to know that it might not happen. Maybe in the future, who knows? After all, “if we can dream it, we can do it.” 

As always, if you like the show, please rate us and leave a review in the iTunes Store. We do appreciate you taking the time to do so. Also, you can find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@magicourway). Find some of our video statuses on Keek.com. If you have any suggestions or comments for the show, please do not hesitate to contact us at magicourway@gmail.com. We will be sure to read your email on the air, unless you tell us not to. We do want to hear from our fans and we want you to be part of our discussion. Also, check out our slowly growing website at www.qmarkproductions.com.

Thanks again for listening to us. We do realize that you have many choices when it comes to Disney podcasts and we appreciate your attention. Attention. All visitors from the Magic Our Way Podcast, please keep all horns, claws, and tentacles clear of oncoming Metroliner Vehicles. Thank you.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:56am CST

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. We have reached our 20s!!!! Woo hoo!!!

In this week’s Queue, we go back to our regular format of the Queue and discuss Disney news from all over. Did you know that they are looking to make a live action version of the Jungle Book? Well, they are. Also, we chat about the “Rapid Fill” program which is the new tiered pricing program utilizing the RFID chips in the drink mugs. We also tease about our Halloween show for this year. In other news, DISNEY IS DEACTIVATING SOME IN-ROOM REFRIGERATORS!!!! And lastly, for those wishing to become part of the magic, we discuss some upcoming auditions taking place soon.

In the Hub, we discuss our top five starts and stops to plus the parks. Basically, we have our top five things that we would like the company to “start” doing which we think would improve the parks. And then, we discuss our top five things that we would like the company to “stop” doing which we think would improve the parks. Do you have any thoughts on this subject? If so, we would love to hear them and maybe even discuss them on the show. Email us at magicourway@gmail.com.

As always, if you like the show, please rate us and leave a review in the iTunes Store. We do appreciate you taking the time to do so. Also, you can find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@magicourway). Find some of our video statuses on Keek.com. If you have any suggestions or comments for the show, please do not hesitate to contact us at magicourway@gmail.com. We will be sure to read your email on the air, unless you tell us not to. We do want to hear from our fans and we want you to be part of our discussion. Also, check out our slowly growing website at www.qmarkproductions.com.

Thanks again for listening to us. We do realize that you have many choices when it comes to Disney podcasts and we appreciate your attention. Please stand clear of the podcast. Por favor mantenganse alejado del podcast.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 12:46am CST

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. It is our first major holiday show!!! It’s is our 3.5 hour July 4th American Independence Day spectacular!!!!....not really. It is a long show, however...1 hour and 45 minutes long. Kevin had a lot of fun coming up with new jingles, background music, and sounds for this 4th of July special. What’s even better is that this is a regular format show...somewhat. LOL!!!

In this week’s Queue, the boys do not necessarily chat about the latest news. However, while waiting in line, they do decide do a salute to patriotic things at all of the Disney parks.... but mostly Walt Disney World and Disneyland. A lot of help came from the Military Disney Tips blog on the www.militarydisneytips.com website. This website has a great series of blogs related to experiencing all things patriotic that happen in Walt Disney World. This is not just talking about the special events that happen on July 4th, but rather things of a patriotic nature that happen year-round. This is the stuff that makes the hairs on the back of an American’s head stand up whenever you visit them. Things mentioned include the Disney flag retreat, the Hall of Presidents, the American Adventure, and the Shades of Green resort.

And then, in the Hub, the boys discuss a 1990s Eisner creation that never saw the light of day: Disney’s America theme park. This resort was to be placed in Haymarket, Virginia not far from Washington, D.C. This theme park was to be dedicated to the history of the United States from the 1840s to 1945. They explore the layout of the park including all of the lands, the proposed attractions, where some of the ideas ended up, and instances that led to the downfall and demise of Eisner’s pet project. 

And lastly, we end the show not with our regular closing jingle, but with the popular song from the American Adventure pavilion, “Golden Dream.” This celebrates the spirit of America and serves as our salute to the nation’s birthday.

As always, if you like the show, please rate us and leave a review in the iTunes Store. We do appreciate you taking the time to do so. Also, you can find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@magicourway). Find some of our video statuses on Keek.com. If you have any suggestions or comments for the show, please do not hesitate to contact us at magicourway@gmail.com. We will be sure to read your email on the air, unless you tell us not to. We do want to hear from our fans and we want you to be part of our discussion. Also, check out our slowly growing website at www.qmarkproductions.com.

Thanks again for listening to us. We do realize that you have many choices when it comes to Disney podcasts and we appreciate your attention. Also, we were talking about seatbelts. Plug them in. Use them. It can get kinda choppy out there, so keep your hands and arms inside the podcast at all times. Flash photography? I wouldn’t. It alters the podcast’s homing signal and that’s not good.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 1:57pm CST

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. Since we decided to do an All-About-The-Queue Show last week, we thought we would follow it up with an All-About-The-Hub Show this week.

Yes, indeed! We are reviewing the ENTIRE Monsters University experience. Not only do we talk about the movie in and of itself, but we also talk about the stuff that happened before the movie even started. We will discuss the trailer for Disney Planes movie, which is set to open in August, the trailer for Despicable Me 2, and the Pixar short, The Blue Umbrella. One trailer that we forgot to mention on the show is the trailer for Turbo, which we will most likely discuss on next week’s show; there is nothing more amusing than a very fast snail. With the Monsters University movie, we discuss the link between Monsters Inc and this movie, the music and the art that was involved, and the overall message that we came away with. Let’s see if this is what you came away with too. We decided to use some different segment music throughout the show and this week’s closing song is no exception. So, make sure you listen through the end of the show. And if you are interested, the soundtrack for the movie is available in iTunes, actually wherever you buy your music whether it is through download or hardcopy. Also, you can catch the Blue Devils Drum Corps from Concord, CA at a DCI event near you. Check out www.dci.org for more information.

As always, if you like the show, please rate us and leave a review in the iTunes Store. We do appreciate you taking the time to do so. Also, you can find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@magicourway). Find some of our video statuses on Keek.com. If you have any suggestions or comments for the show, please do not hesitate to contact us at magicourway@gmail.com. We will be sure to read your email on the air, unless you tell us not to. We do want to hear from our fans and we want you to be part of our discussion. 

Thanks again for listening to us. We do realize that you have many choices when it comes to Disney podcasts and we appreciate your attention. Those of you adventurers entering the world-famous Magic Our Way podcast, please notice there are two lines, one on the right and the other on the left. If you'd like to keep your family together, please stay in the same line. However, if there is someone in your family you'd like to get rid of, just put them in the opposite line and you'll never see them again.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:42am CST