Magic Our Way - Artistic Buffs Talkin' Disney Stuff

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.

Direct download: MOW_226_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

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.

Direct download: BONUS_MOW_019_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:30am CDT

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.

Direct download: MOW_225_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

On this episode, we discuss the Disney Pixar 2018 summer blockbuster release, Incredibles 2. Finally, after 14 years of waiting, we get to see the continuing story of the Parr Family of supers. We see how their interaction with the Underminer plays out and we see Jack Jack’s growth.

In addition, we also discuss the latest Pixar short to precede this movie, Bao.

WARNING: SPOILERS ON THIS EPISODE!

What did you think of our discussion?  What were your thoughts on the movie or the Pixar short? Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_224_MASTER.mp3
Category:Movie -- posted at: 10:08am CDT

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.

Direct download: MOW_223_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

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.

Direct download: MOW_222_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

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.

Direct download: MOW_221_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

For the Hub this week, we present the former Vice President of the Magic Kingdom, Dan Cockerell. After over a quarter of a century of making magic, Dan Cockerell has departed the Walt Disney Company in pursuit of the next step in his life.

We discuss his life before, with, and after Disney. We discuss Dan the VP, Dan the father, and Dan the husband. We discuss leadership, college majors, and careers. It was truly a pleasure to chat with Dan and we hope you enjoy listening to our interview as much as we did conducting it.

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

Direct download: MOW_220_MASTER.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

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.

Direct download: MOW_219_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

For this trip report, we welcome long-time MOWican, Rick Suero, to the show. Rick travelled with his family aboard the Disney Magic out of Miami for a Marvel Day At Sea adventure.

WARNING: Possible Avengers: Infinity War spoilers.

Listen as Rick describes his experience with Marvel’s Avengers Academy, the Aqua Dunk, the Aqualab, and the Marvel Day at Sea. In addition, Rick discusses the Port of Miami experience as compared to the Port Canaveral experience, his unique rotational dining experience, and his itinerary for this sailing.

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

Direct download: MOW_218_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT