Magic Our Way - Artistic Buffs Talkin' Disney Stuff

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 CDT

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 CDT

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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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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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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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 CDT

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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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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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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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 CDT

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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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 CDT

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