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Alice Through the Looking Glass - MOW #119

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! 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 and Lee, an agent of www.magicalmomentsvacations.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.

 

Welcome to the HUB and, for this episode, we continue  our series on the 2016 Summer Movie Blockbuster Season by reviewing Alice Through the Looking Glass which opened in the United States of America on May 27, 2016.

 

This movie is a sequel to the 2010 live action movie, Alice in Wonderland. In this story, to quote IMDB, “Alice returns to Underland and finds the Mad Hatter in an illness. The White Queen told Alice that in order to help the Hatter, she must travel to the past, only to find out that the Red Queen and Time, a walking clock-like man, have a plan to take over Underland.”

 

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-Danny, Kevin, Lee, & Eli

Direct download: MOW_119_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 4:01pm CDT

Matt Hochberg: WDW Today, retired - MOW #118

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! 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-an agent of www.magicalmomentsvacations.com, 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.

 

Welcome to the HUB and we have a very special interview for you today.

 

Today, there are what we would call a plethora of Disney podcasts in the Disney fan universe. But, back around 2005, there were only a handful of podcasts on the air. This is a group we consider to be the 1st generation of Disney Podcasters, a generation that paved the way for all of us to be here today. We have one of those gentleman from that era on our show today. MOWicans, ladies, and gentleman, we present Matt Hochberg of WDW Today fame.

 

It was a sincere pleasure to have been given the opportunity to speak with him and it was awesome hearing that voice coming through our headsets while we were recording. We hope you enjoy the first half of our discussion with Matt Hochberg.

 

Keep us subscribed so that you know when the second half of our interview comes out.

 

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

 

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

 

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Thanks for watching and listening!

 

-Danny, Kevin, Lee, & Eli

Direct download: MOW_118_Matt_Hochberg_Part_1_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 7:06am CDT

Lee Cockerell Part Deux - MOW #117

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! 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-an agent of www.magicalmomentsvacations.com, 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.

 

We have two segments for you on this episode of the Magic Our Way podcast. First up, we have our Guest Services segment in which we address comments, questions, suggestions, etc from you, the listener. On this episode, we recognize the following MOWicans.

  • Mr. MOWnonymous
  • Captain Stan
  • Google Play
  • TuneIn Radio
  • Mad Hatter Radio
  • Harry Bernstein
  • Kirk Landry
  • Rick Suero

Thank you for communicating with us and we look forward to hearing from you again.

 

Fellow MOWicans, ladies, and gentlemen!!! In the HUB, we get a chance to talk with our updated Lee!!! That’s right, we received an email saying that it was time to upgrade our Lee and, without hesitation, Kevin went ahead and did it. So, on this show, we present Lee 2.0, Mr. Lee Cockerell: Executive Vice President of Walt Disney World Operations, retired, PART DEUX.

 

If you are not familiar with Lee Cockerell, please proceed to www.leecockerell.com. Here are some things you might be familiar with that are related to him:

  • Disney Institute
  • EuroDisney, aka Disneyland Paris, from 1992-1993
  • Walt Disney World from 1993-2006
  • Creating Magic... 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney
  • He has a window on Main Street!!!
  • and much, much MORE!

The Magic Our Way boys interview him in the only way we know how, AS OURSELVES!!! We ask Lee the questions we want to know and talk about things that we want to talk about. Thankfully, Lee was very generous with his time. We look forward to one day meeting this man in person and sharing in a glass of wine and good conversation with him. It was a sincere pleasure to have been given the opportunity to speak with him (thank you Jody Mayberry) and we hope you enjoy the first half of our discussion with Lee Cockerell.

 

Want to hear more from our Lee 2.0? Make sure you check out MOW#115, the first part!!!

 

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

 

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

 

Follow us at the following:

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

 

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

 

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

 

Thanks for watching and listening!

 

-Danny, Kevin, Lee, & Eli

Direct download: MOW_117_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:08am CDT

Captain America: Civil War, A Marvel Moment - MOW #116

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! 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 - an agent of www.magicalmomentsvacations.com, 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 time for a Marvel Moment!!! The 2016 summer blockbuster movie season has begun and leading the charge is Mr. Steve Rogers. Captain America: Civil War was unleashed upon the public bringing waves of anticipation for a battle pitting two “brothers” against each other in a political theater of war…or so it seems.

 

WARNING! THIS IS A SPOILER FILLED EPISODE! If you wish to remain ignorant of the events of the movie, please save your listening of this show until you have viewed it.  Our only advice is to make sure you sit through the ENTIRE closing credits,

 

Are you #teamcap or #teamironman? Let us know! What did you think about our discussion? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com.

 

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

 

Follow us at the following:

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

 

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

 

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

 

Thanks for watching and listening!

 

-Danny, Kevin, Lee, & Eli

Direct download: MOW_116_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 12:01pm CDT

Lee Cockerell: Executive Vice President of Walt Disney World Operations, retired - MOW #115

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! 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, it is a HUB show today!!! In the HUB,we get a chance to talk with our updated Lee!!! That’s right, we received an email saying that it was time to upgrade our Lee and, without hesitation, Kevin went ahead and did it. So, on this show, we present Lee 2.0, Mr. Lee Cockerell: Executive Vice President of Walt Disney World Operations, retired.

 

If you are not familiar with Lee Cockerell, please proceed to www.leecockerell.com. Here are some things you might be familiar with that are related to him:

  • Disney Institute
  • EuroDisney, aka Disneyland Paris, from 1992-1993
  • Walt Disney World from 1993-2006
  • Creating Magic... 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney
  • He has a window on Main Street!!!

and much, much MORE!

 

The Magic Our Way boys interview him in the only way we know how, AS OURSELVES!!! We ask Lee the questions we want to know and talk about things that we want to talk about. Thankfully, Lee was very generous with his time. We look forward to one day meeting this man in person and sharing in a glass of wine and good conversation with him. It was a sincere pleasure to have been given the opportunity to speak with him (thank you Jody Mayberry) and we hope you enjoy the first half of our discussion with Lee Cockerell.

 

Want to hear more from our Lee 2.0? Stayed subscribed for part two!!!

 

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, Google Play, & Blubrry.

 

Follow us at the following:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Thanks for watching and listening!

 

-Danny, Kevin, Lee, & Eli

Direct download: MOW_115_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 4:04pm CDT

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.

 

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

 

Follow us at the following:

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

 

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

 

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

 

Thanks for watching and listening!

 

-Danny, Kevin, Lee, & Eli

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

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.

 

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

 

Follow us at the following:

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

 

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

 

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

 

Thanks for watching and listening!

 

-Danny, Kevin, Lee, & Eli

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

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.

 

Follow us at the following:

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

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

 

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

Thanks for watching and listening!

-Danny, Kevin, Lee, & Eli

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

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.

 

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

 

Follow us at the following:

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

 

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

 

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 CDT

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.

 

Follow us at the following:

 

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 CDT