Magic Our Way - Artistic Buffs Talkin' Disney Stuff

For this segment, we present two Walt Disney World field reports: one from Lee and one from Mr. MOWnonymous, Richard Hercher.

Both individuals travelled to Walt Disney World in April 2018 on the weekend of the Star Wars Half Marathon: The Dark Side. It also was Earth Day 2018 which is also the 20th anniversary of Animal Kingdom. It was a busy weekend with lots of fun.

What did you think of the 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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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

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

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.

Direct download: MOW_213_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

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

On this episode, we present out March Madness bracket for 2018: Best Disney Villain. We start out with 32 Disney Villains and whittle them down to one villain to reign supreme. Who will come out on top? Listen to find out.

We have posted our bracket on our website for you to download.

What are your thoughts regarding our bracket? Is there a villain not in the original 32 that you felt should be there? 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.

Direct download: MOW_210_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST