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MOW #042 - Travel Agent Adventures: A Trip Report with Lee Lastovica, Disney’s Aulani

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. We appreciate your listening to our show and we hope it brings a smile to your face. We also appreciate your feedback and are committed to listening to our listeners. Factoid of the day: you could fit all of the Disneyland Park into the Magic Kingdom Parking Lot and still have room to park 500 cars!

We are proud to announce that we once again have our third guest back on our show. We sit down and chat with Lee Lastovica, an agent with the Just a Dream Away Travel Agency, which specializes in Disney vacations throughout the world, and discuss his trip to Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawai’i. Please note: the Magic Our Way Podcast is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or its entities and all opinions expressed therein are solely those of the Magic Our Way podcast. No animals were harmed in the making of this podcast. But first, some news.

In the Queue. we cover the following news stories:

“Fast Casual” dining at the Wilderness Lodge

Big Thunder Mountain WDW: new special effects during the final lift hill

Soarin’: a new helicopter flyover suggests a new future movie update

and much, much more!

On the Hub, we once again sit down with Lee Lastovica of Just A Dream Away Travel and chat with him about his tour of Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawai’i. Lee spent about an hour on a travel agent tour. He was able to see a lot of the rooms and learn about Hawai’ian culture. Lee posted his photos on the MOW Facebook page, so be sure to go over there, like us, and view his pictures, http://www.ffacebook.com/magicourway. The Just A Dream Away Travel agency can book a vacation there for you. If you would like to learn more about this agency, please visit their website at http://justadreamawaytravel.yolasite.com. If you would like to contact Lee directly, you can find him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lastovicatravel or email him at lee@justadreamawaytravel.com.  Lastly, if you want to chat with the agents of Just A Dream Away Travel, visit their Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/DreamAwayToTravel or search for Dream Away to Disney. If you enjoy this show, please let us know by contacting us at magicourway@gmail.com

As always, we promise to give the Disney fan a voice!

If you have ideas for shows that you want to hear in the future or want to ask our guest a particular question about the college program, send us a message 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 (www.facebook.com/magicourway) and follow us on Twitter (@magicourway). With Facebook and Twitter you will be able to find out when we are recording our show and ask us a question while we are recording. You may hear a shout out for you and your question being answered on that week's show. 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 and our soon to be website on www.magicourway.com. Also, you can now find us on Stitcher, Blackberry, Blubrry, and Double Twist for your listening convenience. Please leave us a rating and a review in whatever platform you download our show. We would just love you for it!

 

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 always wants the redhead.

Direct download: MOW_042.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

MOW #041 - Travel Agent Adventures: A Conversation with Lee Lastovica, an agent of Just a Dream Away Travel

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. We appreciate your listening to our show and we hope it brings a smile to your face. We also appreciate your feedback and are committed to listening to our listeners. Factoid of the day: there are no hyenas in Animal Kingdom; Simba and Nala would be safe.

We are proud to announce that we have our third guest on our show and he just so happens to be a friend of the show as well. We sit down and chat with Lee Lastovica, an agent with the Just a Dream Away Travel Agency, which specializes in Disney vacations throughout the world. Please note: the Magic Our Way Podcast is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or its entities and all opinions expressed therein are solely those of the Magic Our Way podcast. No animals were harmed in the making of this podcast. But first, some news.

In the Queue. we cover the following news stories:

  • Magicbands to be available for purchase by off-site guests
  • Disney Cruise Line: the Disney Wonder heads to Galveston, TX
  • The Shareable Kitchen Sunk Sundae

and much, much more!

On the Hub, we sit down and chat with someone who gets to help people realize their dream vacations to the Happiest Place on Earth. Just A Dream Away Travel is a Disney-based travel agency founded by Jenn Harris. They make dreams come true utilizing a team of highly qualified, knowledgeable and experienced, and might I add fully-trained, Travel Professionals. Along with being a long-time fan of the Magic Our Way podcast, Lee Lastovica is one of these Travel Professionals. We learn about his background in regards to when he became a Disney-fan and also how he got involved with Just A Dream Away Travel. We also discuss what Just A Dream a Travel can do for you. If you would like to learn more about this agency, please visit their website at http://justadreamawaytravel.yolasite.com. If you would like to contact Lee directly, you can find him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lastovicatravel or email him at lee@justadreamawaytravel.com.  Lastly, if you want to chat with the agents of Just A Dream Away Travel, visit their Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/DreamAwayToTravel or search for Dream Away to Disney. If you enjoy this show, please let us know by contacting us at magicourway@gmail.com. AND, if you decide to utlize their services, let them know that you heard about them from the Magic Our Way podcast.

As always, we promise to give the Disney fan a voice!

If you have ideas for shows that you want to hear in the future or want to ask our guest a particular question about the college program, send us a message 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 (www.facebook.com/magicourway) and follow us on Twitter (@magicourway). With Facebook and Twitter you will be able to find out when we are recording our show and ask us a question while we are recording. You may hear a shout out for you and your question being answered on that week's show. 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 and our soon to be website on www.magicourway.com. Also, you can now find us on Stitcher, Blackberry, Blubrry, and Double Twist for your listening convenience. Please leave us a rating and a review in whatever platform you download our show. We would just love you for it!

 

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 always fills in all available space when instructed to do so by a cast member.

Direct download: MOW_041.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:12pm CDT

MOW #040 - Cast Member Stories: Conversations with a WDW College Program Alumna

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. We appreciate your listening to our show and we hope it brings a smile to your face. We also appreciate your feedback and are committed to listening to our listeners. Factoid of the day: if you see a sign that says “don’t pull” in a Disney park, you should probably pull it!

We are proud to announce that we have our second guest on our show (even though I announced it as our first; I was incorrect). We get to sit down with a Walt Disney World College Program alumna, whom we shall refer to as “Jackie.” and discuss her particular experiences with the program. The Magic Our Way Podcast is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or its entities and all opinions expressed therein are solely those of the Magic Our Way podcast. No animals were harmed in the making of this podcast. But first, some news.

In the Queue. we cover the following news stories:

  • The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train opening date
  • Frozen’s Olaf at Blizzard Beach
  • DisDining.com’s Top 5 List for Evening Drinks and Dessert

and much, much more!

On the Hub today, we get to sit down and talk with someone who has been a part of making the Disney magic happen for those that have visited the “World,” specifically the Blizzard Beach water park. “Jackie” shares some of her cast members stories with us. Please keep in mind that this is a very honest telling of what it takes to bring the magic to the guests each and every day. Also keep in mind is that this is not all pixie dust and magical wonder; entertaining is not easy and there are ups and downs associated with this experience. But, in the end, it all creates a positive experience for the guests, so much so that some of us come back year after year and listen to or create podcasts to fill the time in between trips! We hope to have her back once in a while to tell us more stories of working for the “happiest place on earth.” If you enjoy this show, please let us know by contacting us at magicourway@gmail.com

As always, we promise to give the Disney fan a voice!

Production Note: for next week’s show, we will sit down with Lee Lastovica of Just A Dream Away Travel, MOW’s unofficial official Disney travel agency. If you have ideas for shows that you want to hear in the future or want to ask our guest a particular question about Disney travel, send us a message 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 (www.facebook.com/magicourway) and follow us on Twitter (@magicourway). With Facebook and Twitter you will be able to find out when we are recording our show and ask us a question while we are recording. You may hear a shout out for you and your question being answered on that week's show. 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 and our soon to be website on www.magicourway.com. Also, you can now find us on Stitcher, Blackberry, Blubrry, and Double Twist for your listening convenience. 

 

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 always uses both sides of the register when placing orders at a counter service restaurant.

Direct download: MOW_040.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 12:28pm CDT

MOW #039 - Book Review: 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World by Lou Mongello

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. We appreciate your listening to our show and we hope it brings a smile to your face. We also appreciate your feedback and are committed to listening to our listeners. Factoid of the day: the stones used in the construction of Cinderella's Castle are non-existent.

We are proud to announce that we are presenting to you, the listener, our very first book review!!! We lead off with an awesome one: Lou Mongello’s 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World. As a disclaimer, Lou did send us a free PDF copy of his book to review. But, other than that, we have no affiliation with Lou Mongello or WDW Radio “world.” All thoughts and opinions expressed in this show are solely that of Danny and Kevin and the Magic Our Way community. But first, some news.

In the Queue. we cover the following news stories:

  • No more of Danny’s favorite frappe: athio Kouzzina
  • More of Kevin’s lectures: Pixar, A113, and CalArts
  • Trader Sam’s, fountains, and the Polynesian Village….Resort AND an article about the Trader Sam’s in Disneyland
  • Killer, unique t-shirt designs by Nomeus Gronovii through Redbubble: available at The Department of Citrus

and much, much more!

Yes, indeed!!! You read that correctly! We are presenting our very first of hopefully many book reviews here on the Magic Our Way podcast. An opportunity to review a new book by one of the “Old Breed” of the Disney-fan community came to us and we decided to take it. We are review Lou Mongello’s new book, 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World. We appreciate the opportunity that Lou has given us to review his new book. In a nutshell, we loved the book and it will be a great resource for Disney travelers for years to come and we explain why. If you would like to purchase the book, you can download it to your Kindle or get a hardcopy from amazon.com, you can download it to your Nook book from Barnes and Noble, or you can purchase it directly from Lou’s website at WDWRadio.com. This book comes highly recommended from Danny and Kevin of the Magic Our Way podcast. If you have the book or will be purchasing the book, let us know what you think and let Lou know that you heard about it from the Magic Our Way podcast. Send Lou an email. Send the Magic Our Way Podacst an email.

As always, we promise to give the Disney fan a voice!

Production Note: for next week’s show, we will sit down with a Walt Disney World College Program alumnus and get completely geeky with her. If you have ideas for shows that you want to hear in the future or want to ask our guest a particular question about the college program, send us a message 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 (www.facebook.com/magicourway) and follow us on Twitter (@magicourway). With Facebook and Twitter you will be able to find out when we are recording our show and ask us a question while we are recording. You may hear a shout out for you and your question being answered on that week's show. 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 and our soon to be website on www.magicourway.com. Also, you can now find us on Stitcher, Blackberry, Blubrry, and Double Twist for your listening convenience. 

 

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 always lets the ghost host lower the safety bar for us.

Direct download: MOW_039.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:18pm CDT

MOW #038 - Disneyland Paris Trip Report

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. We appreciate you listening to our show and we hope it brings a smile to your face. Factoid of the day: most Animal Kingdom animals are real…the dinosaurs are not.

The trips are over for now and we are VERY excited to get back to recording our shows for you. We lead off with an awesome one: Danny’s Disneyland Paris Trip report. Joining us on today’s show is his travel companion and always-beautiful wife, Anna. But first, some news.

In the Queue. we cover the following news stories:

  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train animatronics
  • Kevin’s World Music lecture: Off Kilter, why are there kilts in Canada?
  • Debunking an April Fools’ Joke
  • Where is all the Frozen merchandise?!?!?!

and much, much more!

This week we discuss a very simple topic: Danny's Disneyland Paris Trip Report. The great thing about this report is that Danny and Anna are both first-time visitors to this Disney resort. We get to hear about their journey across the pond and having to deal with a culture almost completely foreign to them. And, we get to hear how this culture affected their experience in the Disneyland Paris park. Lastly, of course we talk about the attractions and the food and answer your questions sent in to us via Twitter and Facebook. Do you want to add to the discussion? Email us at magicourway@gmail.com or send us a message through Facebook or Twitter. We would love to hear what you have to say. We always promise to give the Disney fan a voice!

Production Note: for next week’s show, we present our first book review and it is a big one. We review Lou Mongello’s 102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World.  If you have ideas for shows that you want to hear in the future or if you want to share your thoughts on this book, send us a message 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 (www.facebook.com/magicourway) and follow us on Twitter (@magicourway). With Facebook and Twitter you will be able to find out when we are recording our show and ask us a question while we are recording. You may just hear a shout out for you and your question being answered on that week's show. 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 and our soon to be website on www.magicourway.com. Also, you can now find us on Stitcher, Blackberry, Blubrry, and Double Twist for your listening convenience. 

 

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 always remains seated until the ride vehicle has come to a complete stop.

Direct download: MOW_038.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:47pm CDT