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

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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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

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.

Direct download: MOW_205_MASTER.mp3
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.

Direct download: MOW_204_MASTER.mp3
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