Magic Our Way - Artistic Buffs Talkin' Disney Stuff (Places and Travel)

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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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For this episode, we are discussing some news stories that developed while we were celebrating our birthday for the entire month of November. We will be discussing the fallen monorail door, Photopass booths, Personal Shoppers/Flippers, 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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D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse event at Walt Disney World that took place on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Since we were in the midst of celebrating our birthday for the entire month of November, we decided to discuss some of the announcements that caught our attention on this episode of the Magic Our Way podcast.

What are your thoughts on some of these announcements? 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 celebrating our birthday all month long in November 2018 by playing games with our MOWican Nation. For our fourth and final birthday game, we present MOWican Jeoparody, which is like the game show on TV. This game show features the following long-time MOWicans: My Cousin Harry aka Harry Bernstein, Officer Buford T. MOWican aka Kirk Landry, and the one and only Mr. MOWnonymous aka Richard Hercher. Listen to see how they did with our game and see if you can do just as well if not better!

What did you think of our game? Do you want to join us for the next one? 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 celebrating our birthday all month long in November 2018 by playing games with our MOWican Nation. For our second birthday game, we present the MOWlywed Game featuring three of our MOWican couples: Stephen & Sarah,  Chris & Stacey, and Aaron & Sandy. See how they answered our unique brand of MOW questions and see how many they matched.

All month long we are accepting submissions for birthday wishes and show intros. Send them in today!

What did you think of our game? Do you want to join us for the next one? 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 celebrating our birthday all month long in November 2018 by playing games with our MOWican Nation. For our first birthday game, we present the MOWican Price is Right featuring three of our listeners aka MOWicans: Rachel, The Raz, and Yvette.

All month long we are accepting submissions for birthday wishes and show intros. Send them in today!

What did you think of our game? Do you want to join us for the next one? 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 welcome back long-time MOWican, Listener X aka Keith Schneider, to discuss his recent adventure aboard the Disney Fantasy experiencing Halloween on the High Seas. Plus, we also have a series of Disney and Halloween related questions that we discuss.

Have you experienced Disney Cruise Line’s Halloween on the High Seas? Any memories? 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 Disney’s 1st waterpark, River Country, through the years...in our own very special way. Lee continues his series of retrospectives.

Have you gone to River Country? Any memories? 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, the boys discuss the news regarding the latest Disney ticket pricing system announced by Disney recently.

From time.com:

Walt Disney World introduced a new ticket pricing structure this week that the theme park giant says is “designed to simplify the booking experience” and “deliver the best experience possible for our guests.”

What are your thoughts on this new pricing structure? Any comments? 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, the boys play test a game created by Kevin called Name That Disney Thing which is based upon the old game show, Name That Tune, with scoring systems similar to Spades, Family Feud, and Jeopardy. This game will be rolled out to the listeners in the very near future.

What are your thoughts on our new game? Do you want to be a contestant? Any comments? 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, the boys discuss the latest news in the world of Disney for August/September 2018. Some of the news discussed is the NEWLY revamped NEW Up show in Animal Kingdom, the $150 Minnie Van airport service, the Artist Point NOW with Snow White and two of the dwarves, and Oga’s new cantina.

What are your thoughts on these news topics? Any comments? 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 a retrospective of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in Walt Disney World. This show continues a series of retrospective shows by Lee regarding the history of various Disney Hotels. This is part two of a two-part series. Please check out MOW #233 for the first half of our Polynesian Village discussion.

Listen to our memories of this iconic Disney resort and share your own. Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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This week, Lee continues his megaseries of retrospectives of the Disney Resorts. Today, we discuss the history of the Polynesian Village Resort. Also, we discuss numerous news articles surrounding unfortunate events that have happened on Disney properties.  

Listen to our memories of this iconic Disney resort and share your own. Also, let us know if you would pay for early entry into Toy Story Land. Any comments? 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 continue our search for the best celebrity appearance in a Disney attraction. Danny compiled a list of 16 attractions that utilize celebrities as part of the pre-show, as part of the entire story of the ride, as the main character in the story, etc. We present this show in two parts; be sure to check out part 1 from last week, MOW #231.

Download and fill out your own bracket on our website, http://magicourway.com.

What does your bracket look like now? What did you like about our discussion? Was there anything we missed? Any comments? 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 search for the best celebrity appearance in a Disney attraction. Danny compiled a list of 16 attractions that utilize celebrities as part of the pre-show, as part of the entire story of the ride, as the main character in the story, etc. We present this show in two parts; stay subscribed for part 2 next week.

Download and fill out your own bracket on our website.

What does your bracket look like? What did you like about our discussion? Was there anything we missed? Any comments? 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 Disney College Program with an alumna of the program. We shall refer to her as “Jeanine” to maintain her anonymity for obvious reasons. If you are thinking about doing a Disney College Program or know someone that is, this is the show for you.

In this show we discuss her experience with the application process and share tips on how to navigate this process. Also, we investigate every aspect of the Disney College Program mantra: Live, Learn, and Earn.

Have you done the program or know someone who has? What did that experience look like? Any comments? 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 a retrospective of Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World. This show begins a series of retrospective shows by Lee regarding the history of various Disney Hotels.


Listen to our memories of this iconic Disney resort and share your own. Any comments? 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 continue our retrospective of Disney Parks Promotions through the years. For part two, we present major promotions starting from the Happiest Celebration on Earth through to the 2018 promotions.

Listen as we discuss the promotions and relive the days when we experienced the television advertisements for these promotion. In addition, listen to our thoughts on the promotions happening in 2018. Do they feel the same or is it different? This will be a fun trip on the wayback machine for sure.

Do you remember these promotions? What are your thoughts on today’s promotions? 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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On this episode, we present a retrospective of Disney Parks promotions throughout the years. For part one, we cover the major promotions that took place starting from the Walt Disney World Tencennial Celebration through to the Walt Disney World 100 Years of Magic Celebration.

Listen as we discuss the promotions and relive the days when we experienced the television advertisements for these promotion. This will be a fun trip on the wayback machine for sure.

What did you think of our discussion?  Do you remember these promotions? 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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IT’S A BONUS EPISODE FOR THIS WEEK!

In honor of Independence Day in the United States of America, we give you this encore presentation of Magic Our Way Podcast #019 from July 7, 2013.

In the Queue, we talk about all of the patriotic things one can encounter in Walt Disney World and Disneyland. And then, in the Hub, the boys discuss a 1990s Eisner creation that never saw the light of day: Disney’s America theme park.

What do you think of our discussion? Any and all opinions are welcome on the Magic Our Way Podcast. Share them at show@magicourway.com.

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On this episode, we present the next installment of our Park It! series of armchair imagineering shows, Black Panther: Park It! The “Park It!” series of shows is where we take a property that has zero representation in the Disney Parks and come up with a vision of how to introduce it into the parks.

This week, you, the listener, are playing the role as the Walt Disney Company Board. Once you hear the pitches from the four finalists you will get a chance to vote on the attractions you would like to see in Wakanda: The World of Black Panther.

Check our social media to vote. Voting concludes at 11:59pm Central Time on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

What did you think of our concepts?  What are your creations for this land? 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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In the Queue, we discuss one news story that has recently come out, Play Disney Parks. Have you heard about this latest in queue activities? Its an app that allows you to interact with your surroundings and play games while in a queue. We want to know what you think!

In the Hub,, Eli presents the Disney Fraudulent Four...it’s like the Fantastic Four, but illegal. These are four stories of individuals trying to gain an advantage over the Disney Company and its customers.

Hear the story of The Parent Trap, where the 1% and the “differently-abled” have a “T-plaid” time in the parks. Be sure not to buy a park ticket from the The Neverland Ticketmasters, one of many stories of individuals selling fake Disney parks tickets. And then there are The Scrappers: after hearing this, you may want to double-check your Disney pin collection to make sure they are official. Lastly, we have The Mouse of Cards: hopefully none of you were wrapped up in this credit card theft.

What did you think of our discussion?  Did you think any of this is fraud? 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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On this episode, Lee presents his tip on saving time at the Disney Resorts. We discuss everything from parking to park touring to transportation and much more.

What did you think of our discussion?  What tips do you have for saving time in the Disney properties? 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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This episode is somewhat unique and calls for a different kind of introduction. Instead of doing a typical trip report, Danny highlights his top six takeaways from his trip to Disneyland in May 2018. This being a show that accepts every and all opinions, you can be sure that honest statements will be presented.

What did you think of our discussion?  What are some takeaways from your most recent Disney trip. 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, 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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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 8:32am CDT

For this show, we discuss our reasons for why we love Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Walt Disney World. Yes, you read that correctly.

Over the years, we have voiced our opinion regarding the Studios and a handful of MOWicans have voiced the opposite opinion. Well, on this show, we want to correct a misconception. So, give a listen as we geek out with Jimmy about our reasons for loving Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

What are your thoughts and opinions regarding our reasons? Why do you love Disney’s Hollywood Studios? 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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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

For today’s show, we open up a time capsule, or a MOWican vault as it were, and listen to MOW #020, which was released 5 years ago. On that episode, we discussed the Top 5 Starts and Stops to plus our Walt Disney World experience. We listen to what was said and see if anything has progressed, or regressed in some cases.

Then, we update this time capsule by adding our top 3 Starts and Stops for anything in the entire Disney company. This should prove to be a fun analysis of the past and present with hopes for the future.

What are your thoughts and opinions regarding our stops and starts? 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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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

It is MOWican Family Game Night as we play Disney Taboo, an unofficial Disney-themed version of the game, Taboo. Much like the previous game we played, Mouse Against Morality, we discovered this unofficial version of Taboo on the internet HERE. We played this game live over Mixlr.

What are your thoughts and opinions regarding this version of that game? 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_203_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! On this episode, we talk with the creator of The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head, Benjamin Lancaster. Also, we respond to an email we received from long-time MOWican, Eric Grubb.

The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head is a comedy motion picture that plays off the myth that Walt had his head cryogenically frozen. Once a year, the Walt Disney Company executives thaw Walt out to give him a status of his parks. Typically, Walt has been allowed to see the parks. But one year, Walt, with the help of a guy named Peter, escapes and emerges from the depths of the utilidors to see what has become of his creative vision.

What are your thoughts and opinions regarding the movie? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding anything we have talked about. 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

On this episode, we discuss Club Level guests buying more Fastpasses, Monorails that won’t close, the closing of the children’s activity center at WDW, and the Cinderella T-shirt controversy. Also, we have a little bit of Guest Services in which we recognize MOWicans, Eric Grubb and Keith Schneider.

What are your thoughts and opinions regarding the articles we discussed? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding anything we have talked about. 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

200th SHOW CELEBRATION - MOW #200

This episode is our 200th show. There is no format for today’s show as it is a LIVE SHOW! We share a lot of memories and hear from a lot of listeners.

We are eternally grateful to all of the MOWicans, ladies, and gentlemen that listen to us week in and week out. We apologize that our tech skills weren’t savvy enough to make this a flawless live show, but we are thankful for those that stuck with us through those flaws.

We are thankful to you who weren’t able to make it for the live recording of our 200th show and we promise to do more live shows going forward so that you will have a chance to participate.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Raise your glasses and here’s to 200 more!

What are some of YOUR favorite moments from our past 200 shows? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding anything we have talked about. 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: 10:35am CDT

On this episode, we play a game of Would You Rather, for The Hub, put together by our very own Lee Lastovica. This time Danny, Kevin, and Eli have the opportunity to be honorary travel agents.

In the Queue, we discuss the reopening of The Hall of Presidents and the Trump protestor. And, we remember the Mayor of Main Street, USA and Mimi Kaboom.

What did you think about our discussion? What are YOUR suggestions for each customer? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding anything we have talked about. 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

On this bonus release, we are promoting the Wizard World Comic Con coming to New Orleans January 5-7, 2018. 

For more information, go to our website: www.magicourway.com.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:08am CDT

On this episode, we continue to discuss the latest movie to come out of the Star Wars franchise, The Last Jedi. However, if you consider the previous episode, MOW #197, as the dark side, this episode will present the LIGHT side. There has been much criticism of the movie and there has been much praise as well. This is a spoiler filled movie discussion.

We also present an email from a long time MOWican, Eric Grubb of the 501st who came to the defense of the movie and thereby inspired this episode.

What did you think about our discussion? What are YOUR thoughts on this movie? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding anything we have talked about. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_198_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review - MOW #197

On this episode, we discuss the latest movie to come out of the Star Wars franchise, The Last Jedi. This is a spoiler filled movie review.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released in time for the 2017 Holiday season on December 15th in the USA. 

What did you think about our discussion? What are YOUR thoughts on this movie? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding anything we have talked about. 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: 9:43am CDT

On this episode, we once again flex our creative muscles and design a hotel for the entrance of each of the Walt Disney World parks. We pick up right where our discussion left off on MOW #195 in which we discussed an article about a rumored front-of-Epcot hotel that is being considered.

What did you think about our designs? What would you build? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding anything we have talked about. 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 episode, we discuss the reigniting of the Disney Fox relationship, the rumored Epcot hotel, and we have a bit of guest services.

In Guest Services, we read a rebuttal email from the Chief Legal Correspondent of the MOWican Nation, Harry Bernstein, “My Cousin Harry.” This email is in response to Lee’s statements regarding his visit to Harry’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

In the Queue, discuss two rumors that have popped up in the Disney fan universe. First, we discuss the rumor that the Disney and Fox talks, regarding the acquisition, seem to be back on.

Second, we discuss a rumor that suggests that Disney is considering erecting a hotel that is attached to Future World in Epcot. We reference the below article written by Tom Corless: WDWNT.

What did you think about our discussion? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding anything we have talked about. 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 episode, we discuss the latest offering to come out of Pixar, Coco. It was released in the United States of America during the 2017 Holiday season on November 21, 2017. The movie uses the Mexican holiday, El Día De Los Muertos as a backdrop for this story.

We discuss such things as where Coco would rank in our list of Pixar movies, would you like to see this replace the Three Caballeros in the Mexico pavilion in Epcot, and much, much more!

In addition to this, we briefly discuss the Frozen short, or LONG as it were, that precedes Coco, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. Notice that our sentence regarding the Frozen short is, in fact, short. 

What did you think about our discussion? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding anything we have talked about. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_194_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Disney Movies: Should or Should Not Be Attractions - MOW #193

For this episode, we discuss the Disney movies that should be an attraction AND the Disney movies that should not be an attraction. Have you ever wondered to yourself the following?

  • Wow, I can’t believe they made that into an attraction! Why is this here?
  • I can’t believe they are thinking about making this into an attraction!
  • I’m surprised that they haven’t made an attraction based on this already! This would be an awesome attraction!

Well, we discuss and seek the answers for these nuggets of wonderment as each of us presents what Disney movies we think should be made into a Disney attraction and those that should not be made into an attraction.

What did you think about our discussion? 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_193_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Huge Waste of Time Attractions - MOW #192

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! For this episode, we discuss an article we stumbled across entitled “The Worst Walt Disney World Rides That Are a Huge Waste of Time” written by Kelsey Goeres.

In Guest Services, we recognize the following MOWicans and address their comments/emails: Capt. Stan from the Pirates of the Magic Kingdom podcast, Big Money Grip - Rick Suero, and Officer MOWican - Kirk Landry.

We would love to hear your opinions regarding this list. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

 

Direct download: MOW_192_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! For this episode, we talk about all of the Pixar additions coming to the domestic Disney parks and we talk about the rumor regarding one of our favorite attractions, Flights of Wonder.

In Guest Services, we recognize the following MOWicans and address their comments/emails: Jack Lacorte, Katy Pease, Jon Stallings, Rachel Roberge, and Rachelle Hercher.

In The Queue, we discuss the Incredicoaster, Woody’s Lunch Box, Flights of Wonder: the end?, and the Tower of Terror holiday overlay for Sunset Seasons Greetings at disney’s Hollywood Studios.

What did you think about our discussion? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding these changes. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_191_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Moana Costume & Dog-Friendly Resorts - MOW #190

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! Today’s episode is one in which we tackle some tough subjects: Moana costume and cultural appropriation and Walt Disney World introducing dog-friendly resorts.

In Guest Services, we address a Facebook message sent in by Lisa Bowers which leads us to reveal the results of our Classic? OR TRASH IT! poll from MOW #184. See which attractions reign supreme and which ones were duds.

In The Queue, we honor Robert Guillaume and we discuss the hot topic of the day, Dog-Friendly Resorts in Walt Disney World.

In the Hub, we tackle race and cultural appropriation as we discuss an article that has been circulating regarding Disney’s Moana costume.

What did you think about our discussion? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding this matter. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

 

Direct download: MOW_190_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party - MOW #189

For this episode, Danny and Eli discuss their recent experiences with Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party for October 2017. Joining them on this show, unbeknownst to them, is Josh and Rachel Roberge who also experienced this event this year. This is our 2017 Halloween Special!

What did you think about our discussion? Any comments? We would love to hear your account of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

Direct download: MOW_189_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

For this show, we present our very first MOW LIVE show. We finally caught up with the rest of the podcasting world and got the technology to start doing live shows. So, be sure to follow us on social media, so that you know when we are going live.

We discuss such topics as Tiffins, Pandora: Flights of Passage, Bell Services, the Minnie Vans, and much, much more. We even take questions from MOWicans watching our live show.

What did you think about our discussion? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

 

Direct download: MOW_187_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

On this episode, we present part 2 of Enchanted Tales with Peter. He tells us stories of his time as a friend of the fur and addresses the antics, rude guests, and much more. He also answers the question, “is there a character hierarchy?”

In addition, we give a shout out to MOWican Tommy Nelson and his new wife, Kourtney. Then, we have a field report from a newly married MOWican, Stephen Downs, who was down in Walt Disney World during Hurricane Irma.

What did you think about our discussion? What did you think about the stories? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.



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

On this episode, we welcome back Peter to address a question brought up by Steve Kinsman’s story regarding the stormtroopers, the irate, middle-aged woman, and the poor, unsuspecting custodial castmember.

In addition, Peter tells us stories of his time as a friend of the fur. He addresses antics, rude guests, and much more. You will definitely want to give this a listen. You just might learn something from this episode.

What did you think about our discussion? What did you think about our the stories? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

 

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

On this episode, we once again flex our creative muscles and do some armchair imagineering on our own with a new segment we call, Classic? Or TRASH IT!

The way this segment works is as follows. We decided on a park to work on...in this case, we chose the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Then, we each chose a land to work on so that we did not all work on the same thing. Within each land, we chose an attraction to reimagine.

Once you have heard our proposals, you get to vote on each one of our projects. You can either keep the Classic, or vote to TRASH IT and replace it with our new vision. Watch for a poll to pop up the same day we release this show. We will feature the results of our poll on an upcoming episode.

What did you think about our discussion? What did you think about our ideas? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:58am CDT

We have a full show for you on this episode. We discuss the trend of creating an entire land based on an intellectual property. Also, we have a trip report sent in from the Roberge family that covers Copper Creek and the Minnie Vans. In addition, we answer a couple of emails sent in by you the listener. That’s right! Three! Count ‘em, three segments on this show!

What did you think about our discussion? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

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

On this episode, we present a discussion about Cars 3, the Pixar movie released in the summer of 2017 movie season. Since Lee was unable to come on the show for MOW #181, we decided to let him have a majority of this episode. To help Lee out, Mr. and Mrs. MOWnonymous, Richard Hercher and Rachelle Crow-Hercher, come on the show to discuss the movie.

As you may have noticed, when Cars 3 came out in theaters, we never did a movie review. We decided to delay our discussion of Cars 3 to give you the opportunity to watch the movie and devlope your own opinions.

Do I need to say spoiler alert? Hopefully, you have seen the movie by now. If not, do it this weekend and then come back to listen to the show before we release the next show.

What did you think about our discussion? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

 

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

On this episode, we present the Best Disney Villain Song bracket to see if there is one Disney Villain whose song reigns supreme over all others.

We have created a bracket of 16 villain songs all of which were hand chosen by your humble hosts. Now, there are some that did not make the cut as we did not feel they were as villainous as the ones that made the list. We do explain which ones didn’t make the show and why.


What did you think about our discussion? How did your bracket turn out? Who was your winner? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

On this episode, we present a topic that was inspired by the MOWicans on our Facebook page. We present our Quest for the Best: Walt Disney World Park. Is there really one park to rule them all?

On MOW #178, the MOWican Nation played the Unpopular Disney Opinions game on our Facebook page. Out of this came numerous statements regarding this park is better than that park. So, we were inspired to see if there really is one Walt Disney World park that rules them all. We also wanted to see how we ranked the parks.

We ranked each park on the following categories: Attractions, Dining, Entertainment, Shopping, Choice of IP/Originality, Theming/Atmosphere, Park Icon aka “weenie,” and Characters.

What did you think about our discussion? What rankings did you end up with? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

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

For today’s Hub, we present a topic that was inspired by the MOWicans on our Facebook page: Unpopular Disney Opinions. This time the four of us present our unpopular opinions and the MOWican Nation gets to comment on our opinions much like we commented on their opinions on MOW #178.

The way this Facebook post worked is that someone would post a unpopular Disney opinion and all you could do to respond was to write “agree” or “disagree” without arguing. This time we posted our opinions as we were recording the show and we got immediate feedback from the MOWicans. It was a great time and we hope you can be part of the next one.

It was fun to hear what the MOWicans thought about our unpopular opinions. If you want to be a part of the next Facebook activity, like and follow our Facebook page and become an active member of the MOWican Nation.

What did you think about our discussion? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

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

For today’s Hub, we present a topic that comes straight from our Facebook page: Unpopular Disney Opinions: MOWican Edition. We discuss the opinions that were submitted by the MOWican Nation.

The way this Facebook activity worked is that someone would post a unpopular Disney opinion and all you could do to respond was to write “agree” or “disagree” without arguing. The MOWican Nation did an incredible job with this. We got some incredible opinions such as Disneyland princess were much better looking and better actresses than Walt Disney World princesses, Hollywood Studios is still the number two park, World Showcase can be boring, and much, much more.

It was fun checking out what was presented. If you want to part of the next Facebook activity, like and follow our Facebook page and become an active member of the MOWican Nation.

What did you think about our discussion? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

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

For today’s episode, we present a Guest Services show in which we respond to all forms of communication sent by the MOWican Nation. Thanks to those listeners, we have the opportunity to talk about a myriad of Disney topics. The following are some of the topics discussed from those emails.

  • What is better: a short or a long trip to Walt Disney World. In other words, 4-5 days, 10 days, or 14 days: which would you prefer?
  • We get some feedback regarding the 2017 D23 announcements including topics such as the Epcot entrance concept art, the lack of countries mentioned, and the fate of Illuminations. Also, we talk about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

What did you think about our discussion? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

Direct download: MOW_177_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Jim Hill: Tim Burton and Disney - MOW #176

On this episode, we welcome special guest, Jim Hill, to the show. On this episode we discuss Tim Burton’s relationship with Disney and why we have yet to see an attraction based upon a Tim Burton idea.

What did you think about our discussion? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

Direct download: MOW_176_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

D23 Expo 2017: Our YUGE Discussion; the BEST ever! - MOW #175

On this episode, we discuss everything that was released in the Parks and Resorts Presentation of the 2017 D23 Expo. If you are a Disney fan, there is no doubt that you have seen the announcements that have been flying all throughout social media.

What did you think about our discussion? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Do you have any strong feelings regarding any of the D23 annoucements? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

Direct download: MOW_175_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 6:21am CDT

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! On this episode, we present our next Listener’s Choice show. The topic for this show was chosen by the MOWican Nation via popular vote. Today, we are talking about Shopping in Walt Disney World provided by Leisa Mundy, aka Dr. MOWhocan.

What shops do you like to frequent in Walt Disney World? What did you think about our discussion? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

 

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

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! Today, we present a Queue show that has the potential of providing us with much feedback. Just to remind you, all opinions are welcome on the Magic Our Way podcast. So, get in touch with us today!

On this episode, we talk about the Redhead and the rest of that scene from The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. Also, on this episode, we talk about President Trump’s confirmed speaking role in The Hall of Presidents.

What did you think about our discussion? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on this show?  Do you have any strong feelings regarding the Redhead or President Trump? Is their a side to this story we missed? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 6:16am CDT

On this episode, we respond to the MOWican Nation in the Guest Services segment and then we discuss two news topics in the Queue. We are talking about Ron Howard directing the Han Solo movie and the alcohol offering on the 2018 Disney Dining Plan.

In Guest Services, we address the following MOWicans: Richard Hercher, Nkenge Berry-Owens, Susanna, Harry Bernstein, and Chris Sullivan. We also make an announcement regarding the MOWican Fantasy Football League.

What did you think about our discussion? Did you agree or disagree with what we said on th is show?  Do you have any strong feelings regarding alcohol and Disney? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

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

For today’s show, we present a MOWican created Questionnaire. Officer MOWican, Kirk Landry, visited us in the studio to present the questions assembled by himself and some other well-known MOWicans. The collaborators include Officer MOWican, Mr. MOWnonymous, Dr. MOWhocan, Listener X, and the Chief.

 

What did you think about our discussion? How would you have answered the questions posed tous? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

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

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! On this episode, Kevin talks about his recent experience at Pandora: The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Kevin traveled to Walt Disney World from June 2-4, 2017.

On this show, Kevin talks about the following topics: Navi River Journey, Flights of Passage, Nomad’s Lounge, Tiffins, Bioluminescence, Windtraders, and much, much more! 

What did you think about Kevin’s report? What did you think about our discussion? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

 

Direct download: MOW_170_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! On this episode, the MOWican Navy under the leadership of Capt. Stan explore the new world of Pandora at Animal Kingdom during the Passholder Preview weekend with Lt. John.

In Guest Services, we recognize the following MOWicans: Bobby Triche, The Raz, Jon Stallings, Rachelle Hercher, Stephen Downs, The Chief, FishSeanWoo, and Kylo Rob.

What did you think about our discussion? Were you surprised or not surprised by anything that was stated? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

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

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! On this episode, we had the incredible opportunity of chatting with one of Walt’s guys, Roland Fargo Crump Jr., otherwise known as Rolly Crump.

During his tenure at the Walt Disney company, Rolly Crump had the pleasure of working alongside names that you’ve heard of from Marc Davis, Yale Gracey, Bob Gurr, John Hench, Mary Blair, and Walt Disney himself,  just to name a few. And, I think it is fair to say that they had the pleasure of working alongside Rolly.

What did you think about our discussion? Were you surprised or not surprised by anything that was stated? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

Direct download: MOW_167_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! On this episode, we came up with our own bracket to find the Best WDW Attraction Music  for May Madness. All the matchups were totally randomized by an external source within each category.

We have attached the bracket for your use on this post or you can also find it on our website.

What did you think about the results of our bracket? Did you make the same decision we did? Who would you have voted for? What did you think about our discussion? Did you agree/disagree with what was stated? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

Direct download: MOW_166_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2  - MOW #165

 

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! On this episode, we discuss the latest movie to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opened in the United States of America on May 5, 2017. It earned about $145 million at the box office on opening weekend. For this movie, the Guardians are saving the world once again. We also meet Peter Quill’s father and we learn more about Toddler Groot. We also see old foes become friends and, in turn, we meet new foes.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! You have been warned...


What did you think about guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? What did you think about our discussion? Did you agree/disagree with what we stated? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

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

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! On this episode, we premiere our very first Listener’s Choice show. The topic for this show was chosen by the MOWican Nation via popular vote. Today, we are talking about Attractions We Miss in Walt Disney World. But first, we visit Guest Services to address things sent in by the MOWican Nation.

 

In the Guest Services, we recognize the following MOWicans: Rick Suero and Michael Lavergne.

 

In the Hub, we talk about the attractions we miss in Walt Disney World and we are looking forward to going back in time with you. So, buckle your seatbelts because Dr. Seeker is taking us back to a time in which these Walt Disney World attractions were still open.

 

What did you think of this list? Did you agree or disagree with what was written? What did you think about our discussion? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 1:04am CDT

On this episode, we analyze a list entitled 10 Things That Are Totally Worth The Extra Money At Walt Disney World and 5 Things That Aren't.

In the Guest Services, we recognize the following MOWicans: Chris and Notsoevil_disneystepmom.

For today’s Hub, we analyze a list entitled 10 Things That Are Totally Worth The Extra Money At Walt Disney World and 5 Things That Aren't. This is a list published on DisneyFanatic.com and had circulated around the Disney-fan social media outlets for a couple of weeks.

What did you think of this list? Did you agree or disagree with what was written? What did you think about our discussion? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

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

MOWicans! We want you to be a part of the production process for the Magic Our Way podcast. 

As you may have noticed, we have been soliciting your thoughts on topics you would want us to discuss. Well, we have taken all of those responses and put the into a poll.

For the next week or so, you will be able to vote on which topic we will discuss on our next recording day which is April 27, 2017. 

The topic with the most votes wins! The rest of the topics will be put back in to the pool of listener ideas and will resurface in another poll in subsequent months. So, don't worry if your topic didn't win this time. Just like Disney, good ideas never go away.

Get out there and vote! And, remember: ANY AND ALL OPINIONS ARE WELCOME ON THE MAGIC OUR WAY PODCAST! So, get in touch with us today!

Sincerely,

Kevin, Danny, Lee & Eli

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 4:02pm CDT

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! On this episode, our list for the Top 5 Disney Parks Exclusive Characters and we also talk about the WDW Uber-like service and the WDW Club 33 stories that came out recently.

In the Queue, we talk about two news stories that have come up recently: Disney -Uber-like service and Club 33 coming to Walt Disney World. Below are links to the articles we referenced in our discussion.

For today’s Hub, we discuss our Top 5 Disney Parks Exclusive Characters. What does this mean? These are characters whose sole purpose was for a particular attraction; the character has no external properties. A prime example of this would be Figment from the Journey Into Imagination with Figment attraction.

Did you make your own list? Did we leave some characters off? What did you think about our discussion? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

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

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! On this episode, we talk about Disney Vacation Planning Mistakes with our special guest, Susie Q. We also do a little bit of the TA challenge that we have been talking about for months. Although it is not an official challenge, it is entertaining nonetheless.

Have you made these mistakes when planning for a Disney vacation? What would you have done differently, or better? What did you think about our discussion? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

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

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! On this episode, we add new countries for EPCOT’s World Showcase. We also take a little time to address a couple of listener emails in Guest Services.

Recently, rumors of Spain and Brazil coming to World Showcase have been circulating the Disney-fan universe and have been ever-present in conversation as of late. In light of this, we decided to get super-creative once again and do some armchair imagineering. We each present our ideas of what other countries we would like to see added and how we would present them. This is not a criticism in which we think these would be better than Spain or Brazil. These are just other ideas we also think would be good.

What did you think about our discussion? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

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

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! In the Queue, we talk about the latest rumor to come out involving the possible restructuring of the Magic Kingdom security checkpoint. We also take a little time to address a couple of listener emails in Guest Services. BUT, in the Hub, we present a Preview of Pandora from the World of Avatar coming soon to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in the Walt Disney World Resort.

 

What did you think about our discussions? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

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

Beauty and the Beast, Live Action - MOW #158

SPOILERS!!!!

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! On this episode, we review the latest live action Disney film, Beauty and the Beast.

We are reviewing the latest live action Disney film, Beauty and the Beast. Yes, it is the official live action remake of the 1991 animated classic.

Beauty and the Beast was released in the USA on March 17, 2017 and exploded onto the scene with a $170 million dollar debut. This opening set a new record of March openings.

It also got some people talking in regards to the openly gay LeFou. Did this matter to you?

What did you think about our review? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

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

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! On this episode, we speak with voiceover professional, Kat Cressida.

Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast, a New Orleans based Disney fan podcast. Thank you for listening to our show and we hope it brings a smile to your face. Your feedback is appreciated and we are committed to listening to our audience.

To the Disney universe, she voiced the “The Black Widow Bride” in the Haunted Mansion. Before this, she voiced “Dee Dee” on the hit Dexter’s Laboratory for Cartoon Network. You can also hear her on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption as well a numerous movie trailers and national campaign commercials.

Follow this link to her website, http://katcressida.com/home.html, in order to learn more about her as well as hear her in action. However, there is a very good chance that you have already heard her in action.

You can follow her on Facebook and find her on Twitter and Instagram: @KatCressida.

What did you think about our discussion? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

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

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! On this episode, we work our way through Entertainment Weekly’s Disney Movie Song March Madness Bracket.

 

In a February 2017 edition of Entertainment Weekly, the magazine published it’s march madness bracket based on Disney Movie Songs.

 

Listen and see what song won the whole thing for us. Play the bracket on your own and let us know what song came out on top for you. Share your findings at show@magicourway.com.

 

What did you think about our discussion? What Lawsuits have you heard about? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

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

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! It’s a Queue and a Hub show! On this episode, we talk about some of the more interesting Lawsuits that have been brought up against The Walt Disney Company throughout the years.

 

In the Queue, we talk about one of the recent Lawsuits that has been brought up against the Walt Disney Company in which two individuals claimed to have sustained injuries on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover attraction in the Magic Kingdom.

 

In the Hub, we continue our discussion initiated by our Queue topic. We wanted to see what other Lawsuits that have been brought up against the Walt Disney Company. We found some to be silly, some that are urban legend, and some that were dismissed in court amongst the list of stories.

 

What did you think about our discussion? What Lawsuits have you heard about? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

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

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! It’s a Queue show! On this episode, we are talking about the Gondola transportation system rumor (or “speculation” as we like to say), the Resort Refurbs happening at the Coronado Springs Resort and the Caribbean Beach Resort, and Chief Woo Woo shares a Magicband Trick he learned that seems to actually work.

What did you think about our discussion? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:47am CDT

New Nighttime Shows and Listener Emails - MOW #153

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! On this episode we are talking about the new Nighttime Shows that have been announced for Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Also, we answer a few of your emails.

 

In Guest Services today, we respond to emails and mailers from the following listeners: Jon Stallings, Jeremy O’Neill, Kirk Landry, and Leisa Mundy.

 

In the Queue, we talk about the two new Nighttime Shows set to come online at Walt Disney World: Happily Ever After at the Magic Kingdom and Rivers of Light at the Animal Kingdom

 

What did you think about our discussion? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

MOWlywed Game: Valentine’s Day Special - MOW #152

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! For this episode of the Magic Our Way podcast we are playing the MOWlywed game, which is our Disney-fied version of the classic Newlywed Game. We lined three well-know couples from the MOWican Nation to compete for prizes and have fun: Andy & Amy, The Roberges, and the Herchers.

 

What did you think about our discussion? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

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