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Armchair Imagineering: Attraction Themed Restaurants - MOW #114

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. We are a New Orleans based Disney fan podcast. We appreciate your listening to our show and we hope it brings a smile to your face. We also appreciate your feedback and are committed to listening to our audience.

 

On today’s show, we have Kevin, Danny, Lee of Magical Moments Vacations, and Eli of www.ivorycomics.com.

 

Please note: the Magic Our Way Podcast is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or its entities. All opinions expressed therein are solely those of the Magic Our Way podcast. No animals were harmed in the making of this podcast.

 

Fellow MOWicans, ladies, and gentlemen, it is a HUB show today!!! In the HUB, we do a little armchair imagineering. It is neither a Plus It episode nor a Park It episode. We flat out get creative and do a little magic our way. These aren’t blue sky ideas either; these are things that can feasibly placed into the parks today.

 

With all of the talk surrounding the Disney’s NEW Jungle Skipper Canteen Restaurant that was placed in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland, the boys discuss what attraction themed restaurants they would create in each of the four WDW parks.

 

The rules are as follows:

  • Create one quick service restaurant based on an attraction
  • Create one table service restaurant based on an attraction
  • Create a menu, signature dishes, etc.
  • Each person gets ones park to create with
    • Magic Kingdom: Danny
    • Epcot: Eli
    • Hollywood Studios: Lee
    • Animal Kingdom: Kevin

And that’s it! Quick, simple, creative, and fun!

 

What are you able to come up with? What did you think about our discussion? Any comments? Share them at magicourway@gmail.com.

 

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Thanks for watching and listening!

 

-Danny, Kevin, Lee, & Eli

Direct download: MOW_114_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 3:01pm CST

Cleaning the Kingdom with Lynn Barron - MOW #113

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. We are a New Orleans based Disney fan podcast. We appreciate your listening to our show and we hope it brings a smile to your face. We also appreciate your feedback and are committed to listening to our audience.

 

On today’s show, we have Kevin, Danny, and Eli of www.ivorycomics.com.

 

Please note: the Magic Our Way Podcast is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or its entities. All opinions expressed therein are solely those of the Magic Our Way podcast. No animals were harmed in the making of this podcast.

 

Fellow MOWicans, ladies, and gentlemen. In the HUB, we present a person who was part of the tradition that is Disneyland custodial. He has worked at Disneyland for about 11 years of his life. We present to you Lynn Barron, author of  Cleaning there Kingdom and co-host of The Sweep Spot podcast.

 

On this episode, Lynn, along with Kevin, Danny, and Eli, chats about the book (Cleaning the Kingdom), promotes his podcast (The Sweep Spot), and relates to us tales from is time in Disneyland custodial. In all instances, he had these experiences with his co-host and co-author, Ken Pellman, who, unfortunately due to technical issues, was unable to join us in our conversation.

 

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

 

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Thanks for watching and listening!

 

-Danny, Kevin, Lee, & Eli

Direct download: MOW_113.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 7:31pm CST

Walt Disney World Trip Report with Andy and Aimee - MOW #112

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. We are a New Orleans based Disney fan podcast. We appreciate your listening to our show and we hope it brings a smile to your face. We also appreciate your feedback and are committed to listening to our audience.

 

On today’s show, we have Kevin, Danny, Eli of www.ivorycomics.com, and Lee of Magical Moments Vacations for this episode.

 

Please note: the Magic Our Way Podcast is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or its entities. All opinions expressed therein are solely those of the Magic Our Way podcast. No animals were harmed in the making of this podcast.

 

In the QUEUE, Lee talks about the recent upgrades and changes to the Walt Disney World Fastpass system that have come online recently.

 

Fellow MOWicans, ladies, and gentlemen. In the HUB, we present the last of our current series of shows with Andy and Aimee.

 

Andy and Aimee are old podcasting friends from our And Another Thing podcast days. They have recently taken a trip down to Walt Disney World and have renewed their love for the place.

 

They are a couple who wasn’t sure if they could go to Walt Disney World because they were not kids themselves OR they did not have kids to bring. Needless to say, after this trip and after our encouragement, their thoughts on this subject drastically changed.

 

On this episode, we present a series of mini-segments in which we discuss various topics based around their trip. The following are the topics we cover.

  • They offer their thoughts regarding being a couple without kids in Walt Disney World. There had been apprehension about going by themselves because they felt that it wasn’t for them since they didn’t have kids. They did not think they could go and enjoy themselves as adults. This segment is not for our listeners, but rather for the friends of our listeners.
  • They talk about their stay at All Star Music.
  • They talk about their experience at Disney Springs.
  • We also talk about their trip off-property to Universal Studios Orlando and their experience at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
  • Learning from the experience of this trip, they talk about what they would do differently the next time they travel to Walt Disney World.
  • They talk about what parks they visited. They made it to all of the Walt Disney World parks with the exception of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
  • They also offer their thoughts on the Disney Dining Plan and Signature Dining at Walt Disney World.

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

 

For more audio, video, and live content subscribe to the FREE Magic Our Way podcast. - iTunes, Stitcher, & Blubrry.

 

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Thanks for watching and listening!

-Danny, Kevin, Lee, & Eli

Direct download: MOW_112_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 4:01pm CST

California Grill: A Review and MORE! - MOW #111

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. We are a New Orleans based Disney fan podcast. We appreciate your listening to our show and we hope it brings a smile to your face. We also appreciate your feedback and are committed to listening to our audience.

 

On today’s show, we have Kevin, Danny, Eli of www.ivorycomics.com, and Lee of Magical Moments Vacations for this episode.

 

Please note: the Magic Our Way Podcast is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or its entities. All opinions expressed therein are solely those of the Magic Our Way podcast. No animals were harmed in the making of this podcast.

 

Fellow MOWicans, ladies, and gentlemen. This show is a HUB show and we are discussing one of our favorite restaurants at the Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World, California Grill.

 

We are joined by old podcasting friends from our And Another Thing days, Andy and Aimee. They have recently taken a trip down to Walt Disney World and have renewed their love for the place.

 

They are a couple who wasn’t sure if they could go to Walt Disney World because they were not kids themselves OR they did not have kids to bring. Needless to say, after this trip and after our encouragement, their thoughts on this subject drastically changed.

 

Louisiana folk talkin’ about food in Walt Disney World? This show is a no-brainer! You want to hear this review of the California Grill and Andy and Aimee’s dining experience there. This is how they started out their trip and needless to say, they started their trip with a bang.

 

This is there first time dining at this restaurant. They scheduled a dining time around Wishes on their first night in Walt Disney World and got to experience that on the balcony.

 

Listen to their thoughts on this restaurant. But, we warn you: you might be hungry after hearing this and that’s ok. Go eat!

 

They also offer their thoughts on the Disney Dining Plan and Signature Dining at Walt Disney World.

 

They also briefly recount their other dining experiences on the trip.

  • Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie
  • Coral Reef Restaurant
  • Chefs de France
  • Ragland Road
  • Be Our Guest
  • Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner
  • and MORE!

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

 

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Give us a listen, ya’ heard! Click the link to listen now.

Thanks for watching and listening!

-Danny, Kevin, Lee, & Eli

Direct download: MOW_111_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 2:47pm CST

Morose News Mouse (Disney Bad News) - MOW #110

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. We are a New Orleans based Disney fan podcast. We appreciate your listening to our show and we hope it brings a smile to your face. We also appreciate your feedback and are committed to listening to our audience.

 

On today’s show, we have Kevin, Danny, Eli of www.ivorycomics.com, and Lee of Magical Moments Vacations for this episode.

 

Please note: the Magic Our Way Podcast is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or its entities. All opinions expressed therein are solely those of the Magic Our Way podcast. No animals were harmed in the making of this podcast.

 

Fellow MOWicans, ladies, and gentlemen. This show is a QUEUE show. But, the news that we cover in this episode is not particularly pleasant.

 

We are joined by old podcasting friends of ours from our And Another Thing days, Andy, and Aimee. They have recently taken a trip down to Walt Disney World and have renewed their love for the place.

 

A lot of the stories that have recently come out from the Disney Company are not something that makes us feel all nice and flowery. Since we are a podcast that prides itself on presenting every opinion, we offer our opinions on the following news items.

  • Disney floats the hotel resort fee possibility in a survey
  • Suicide at the Contemporary Hotel?
  • Lawsuit over an amputated thumb on the Disney Cruise Line.
  • Fire at Animal Kingdom’s Festival of the Lion King
  • Fastpasses for Wishes and Parade are going away
  • Extra Magic Hours Paid Events
  • Narcoossee’s Surf and Turf no longer on Disney Dining Plan

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

 

For more audio, video, and live content subscribe to the FREE Magic Our Way podcast. - iTunes, Stitcher, & Blubrry.

 

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Leave a VOICEMAIL or send us a TEXT at  1-815-MOWICAN (669-4226).

 

Thanks for watching and listening!

 

-Danny, Kevin, Lee, & Eli

 

Give us a listen, ya’ heard! Click the link to listen now.

Direct download: MOW_110_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:27am CST

MORE Tony Caselnova: Just Talkin' Disney - MOW #109

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. We are a New Orleans based Disney fan podcast. We appreciate your listening to our show and we hope it brings a smile to your face. We also appreciate your feedback and are committed to listening to our audience.

 

On today’s show, we have Kevin, Danny, and Eli of www.ivorycomcs.com for this episode.

 

Please note: the Magic Our Way Podcast is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or its entities. All opinions expressed therein are solely those of the Magic Our Way podcast. No animals were harmed in the making of this podcast.

 

Fellow MOWicans, ladies, and gentlemen. For the Hub, this week, we present a gentleman who is a former Walt Disney World cast member. He is the proprietor of http://disneybythenumbers.com and co-host of the Disney Parks Podcast.

 

He has released a new book entitled Disney By The Numbers: Facts and Figures About The Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Resorts.

 

Fellow MOWicans, ladies, and gentlemen, enough reading, I present to you former Walt Disney World castmember, Tony Caselnova. Listen to his stories and learn more about his new book of Walt Disney World facts.

 

This particular episode is a continuation of our discussion that we had with Tony. Unlike show #108, where we concentrated our discussion on his book, this episode just has Tony and the Magic Our Way boys just plain old talkin’ about various Disney stuff. We had a lot of fun talking with Tony Casanova and we want to make sure that we shared it all with you.

 

What did you think about our interview with Tony Caselnova? Any comments? Share them at magicourway@gmail.com.

 

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-Danny, Kevin, Lee, & Eli

 

 

Direct download: MOW_109_MIXDOWN_and_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 3:41pm CST

Tony Caselnova: Disney by the Numbers - MOW #108

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. We are a New Orleans based Disney fan podcast. We appreciate your listening to our show and we hope it brings a smile to your face. We also appreciate your feedback and are committed to listening to our audience.

 

On today’s show, we have Kevin, Danny, and Eli of www.ivorycomcs.com for this episode.

 

Please note: the Magic Our Way Podcast is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or its entities. All opinions expressed therein are solely those of the Magic Our Way podcast. No animals were harmed in the making of this podcast.

 

Fellow MOWicans, ladies, and gentlemen. For the Hub, this week, we present a gentleman who is a former Walt Disney World cast member. He is the proprietor of http://disneybythenumbers.com and co-host of the Disney Parks Podcast.

 

He has released a new book entitled Disney By The Numbers: Facts and Figures About The Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Resorts.

 

Fellow MOWicans, ladies, and gentlemen, enough reading, I present to you former Walt Disney World castmember, Tony Caselnova. Listen to his stories and learn more about his new book of Walt Disney World facts.

 

What did you think about our interview with Tony Caselnova? Any comments? Share them at magicourway@gmail.com.

 

For more audio, video, and live content subscribe to the FREE Magic Our Way podcast. - iTunes, Stitcher, & Blubrry.

 

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To learn more about the show, visit http://magicourway.com

Leave a VOICEMAIL or send us a TEXT at  1-815-MOWICAN (669-4226).

 

Thanks for watching and listening!

-Danny, Kevin, Lee, & Eli

 

Give us a listen, ya’ heard! Click the link below to listen now.

Direct download: Tony_Caselnova_Interview_Disney_by_the_Numbers_1.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 3:59pm CST

Paul Torrigino: Former Imagineer (Beastlie Kingdomme, Dinosaur, Maelstrom) - MOW #107

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. We are a New Orleans based Disney fan podcast. We appreciate your listening to our show and we hope it brings a smile to your face. We also appreciate your feedback and are committed to listening to our audience.

 

On today’s show, we have Kevin, Danny, Lee: a travel agent with Magical Moments Vacations (a Platinum Earmarked Disney Travel Agency), and Eli of www.ivorycomcs.com for this episode.

 

Please note: the Magic Our Way Podcast is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or its entities. All opinions expressed therein are solely those of the Magic Our Way podcast. No animals were harmed in the making of this podcast.

 

Fellow MOWicans, ladies, and gentlemen. For the Hub, this week, we present to you former Disney Imagineer, Paul Torrigino: a man who owned his own online tiki bar sign business, Pariarts. If you were looking for that crowning touch to your tiki bar, this was the person to talk to. However, adding to the decor of your own tiki bar is not the reason why we have Paul Torrigino on our show today.

 

Twenty-one years is the time Paul Torrigino spent at Walt Disney Imagineering and over those 21 years, he worked as Production Artisan, Production Designer, Art Director, Concept Designer and Show Designer. He worked on most of the large Disney Imagineering projects, including one of Kevin’s personal favorites, Dinosaur in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

 

His versatility allowed him to stay with the company for all those years which, in turn, allowed him to work on a variety of projects in various capacities. Yes, he worked with animatronics, but in addition to all of this...well... allow me to throw out some familiar names:

  • Maelstrom
  • Disneyland Paris, or EuroDisney as it was referred to in the beginning
  • Beastlie Kingdomme (often misspelled “Beastly Kingdom”)
  • Tokyo Disney Sea

just to name a few.

 

Before all of this, however, Paul Torrigino was a Disney fan through his high school and college years much like myself and my cohorts as well as many of you listening. Except his path gave him the opportunity to fulfill many a Disney fan’s dream which is to become a Disney Imagineer.

 

Fellow MOWicans, ladies, and gentlemen, enough reading, I present to you former Disney Imagineer, Paul Torrigino. Listen to his stories and treasure what he has done for the Disney company.

 

What did you think about our interview with Paul Torrigino? Any comments? Share them at magicourway@gmail.com.

 

In the Queue, we discuss the two big features that have been rumored to come out for MyMagic+ in the very near future. One involves Fastpass+ which is slated to come online in April 2016 and the other involves something called StoryMaker (release date TBD).

 

There is no Guest Services for this episode. This segment will return at a later time .

 

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To learn more about the show, visit http://magicourway.com

Leave a VOICEMAIL or send us a TEXT at  1-815-MOWICAN (669-4226).

Thanks for watching and listening!

-Danny, Kevin, Lee, & Eli

Direct download: MOW_107_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:31pm CST

Deadpool: A Marvel Moment - MOW #106

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. We are a New Orleans based Disney fan podcast. We appreciate your listening to our show and we hope it brings a smile to your face. We also appreciate your feedback and are committed to listening to our audience.

 

On today’s show, we have Danny, Lee: a travel agent with Magical Moments Vacations, and Eli of www.ivorycomcs.com for this episode. 

 

Please note: the Magic Our Way Podcast is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or its entities. All opinions expressed therein are solely those of the Magic Our Way podcast. No animals were harmed in the making of this podcast.

 

The Hub is all about the movie, Deadpool, which was released upon the world on February 12, 2016. Yes, we know it is technically not a Disney Marvel movie (as the movie is with 20th Century Fox). But, it is a Marvel movie nonetheless and we are sure something is going back to Disney somehow because Disney owns Marvel.

 

Please note that this is a spoiler filled episode! If you have not seen the movie yet and don’t want to have it ruined, please delay the listening of this show until you get a chance to do so…and you definitely should go see it soon.

 

How did you feel about the movie, Deadpool? What did you think about it? Any comments? Share them at magicourway@gmail.com.

 

In the Queue, Lee reports on the new Adventures By Disney itineraries that have been released AND talks about what is replacing the Dream Along with Mickey show.

 

In Guest Services, we recognize Mr. MOW-nonymous aka Richard Hercher, Captain Stan, and Rick Suero aka Books with Lee.

 

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To learn more about the show, visit http://magicourway.com

 

Leave a VOICEMAIL or send us a TEXT at  1-815-MOWICAN (669-4226).

 

Thanks for watching and listening!

 

-Danny, Kevin, Lee, & Eli

 

Give us a listen, ya’ heard! Click the link below to listen now.

Direct download: MOW_106_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 12:42pm CST

Banned Behavior on Disney Property, part 2 - MOW #105b

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Welcome to another episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. We are a New Orleans based Disney fan podcast. We appreciate your listening to our show and we hope it brings a smile to your face. We also appreciate your feedback and are committed to listening to our audience.

 

To join them as co-host, Danny  and Kevin welcome back Lee, a travel agent with Magical Moments Vacations, and Eli of www.ivorycomcs.com for this episode. 

 

Please note: the Magic Our Way Podcast is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or its entities. All opinions expressed therein are solely those of the Magic Our Way podcast. No animals were harmed in the making of this podcast.

 

In Guest Services (found on MOW #105a), we recognize the following listeners and MOWicans who have taken the time to communicate with us:

  • Chief Woo Woo aka @FishSeanWoo
  • Sarah Coker
  • Mr. & Mrs. MOWnonymous, The Herchers
  • Stephen Downs aka Evicts Grandpa Eli
  • Joshua & Rachel Roberge
  • Listener X, Keith Schneider, asks how do we celebrate Mardi Gras

Thank you for your submission and we appreciate your taking the time to communicate with us.

 

There is no Queue on this show. It will return on a future show.

 

In the Hub, Danny leads the team on a discussion regarding banned behavior on Disney property. You can think of this as a public service announcement or something to appease your curiosity as to what it would take for you to not be allowed on Disney property. We, of course, would not want that for anyone. We explore stories and share thoughts and opinions regarding instances surrounding various banned individuals.

 

What did you think of our discussion? Any comments? Please share them at magicourway@gmail.com. Also, feel free to comment on our Facebook page.

 

Visit us on our website, www.magicourway.com, and send us a Speakpipe message or email us at magicourway@gmail.com. Call or TEXT us at (815) MOWICAN (669-4226). We love to hear from any and all of our listeners.

 

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Direct download: MOW_105b_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:44am CST