Magic Our Way - Artistic Buffs Talkin' Disney Stuff

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

 

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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.

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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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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.

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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 CDT