Magic Our Way - Artistic Buffs Talkin' Disney Stuff

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.

Direct download: MOW_257_MASTER.mp3
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 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.

 

Direct download: MOW_256_MASTER.mp3
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.

Direct download: MOW_255_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

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.

Direct download: MOW_254_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

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.

Direct download: MOW_253_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

For this episode, we discuss to see if there is an attraction in the Magic Kingdom that is the least favorite of them all. This coincides with a social media question we had put out to the MOWican Universe regarding their top 3 least favorite attractions at the Magic Kingdom. Usually, we do our Quest for the Best; however, now we have our Thirst for the Worst. Check out the parameters in the show notes on our website. Listen to find out who came out on top, or bottom in this case.

What are your thoughts on this topic? Do you have a least favorite attraction in the Magic Kingdom? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_252_MASTER.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

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.

Direct download: MOW_251_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Mary Poppins Returns is the latest offering from the Walt Disney Pictures that was released in the United States of America for the Christmas weekend on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. On this episode, we voice our thoughts and opinions regarding this movie.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD

What did you think of Mary Poppins Returns? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_250_MASTER.mp3
Category:Movie -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

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.

Direct download: MOW_249_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

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.

Direct download: MOW_248_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT