Magic Our Way - Artistic Buffs Talkin' Disney Stuff (places and travel)

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

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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.

Direct download: MOW_212_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

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

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT