Magic Our Way - Artistic Buffs Talkin' Disney Stuff

For this episode, we welcome one of our West Coast MOWicans, “JP,” onto the show to discuss his experience in the recently opened Avengers Campus in Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort. JP reviews the WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure attraction plus the food and the land itself. 

What are your thoughts on this? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every view is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:14pm CDT

For this episode, Lee discusses his recent trip to Universal Studios- Florida and Walt Disney World. Lee talks about his various experiences on this trip and provides us some tips gleaned from those experiences. 

What are your thoughts on this? Do you have any tips that you would like to share? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every view is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:05pm CDT

For this episode, Lee discusses his recent trip to Universal Studios- Florida and Walt Disney World. Lee talks about his various experiences on this trip and provides us some tips gleaned from those experiences. 

What are your thoughts on this? Do you have any tips that you would like to share? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every view is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:04pm CDT

For this episode, we are discussing some Marvel news! First, we discuss an apology for a whitewashed Ancient One. Then, we discuss an impending pay-for-play situation at Avengers Campus for the Spider-Man ride. To end, we check out the food options in Avengers Campus.   

What are your thoughts on this? What are you looking forward to experiencing in Avengers Camps?  Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:59pm CDT

For this episode, we discuss Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Grand Avenue and Commissary Lane. This show is part of the Did You Know-tice series where we give you some details to look for while in the parks along with a little history about it. This multi-part show is presented by our very own Lee. 

How many details did you notice? Or, did you know this already? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:27pm CDT

For this episode, we discuss the review of Snow White’s Enchanted Wish ride in Disneyland which took issue with the True Love’s Kiss final scene. Also, we check out the latest news regarding the Galactic Starcruiser hotel in Walt Disney World. 

What are your thoughts on all of this? What did we miss? Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Give us a listen, ya’ heard! We appreciate your support. 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:49pm CDT

For this episode, we discuss the news ship to join the Disney Cruise Line fleet, the Disney Wish. Also, we discuss the new final scene coming to the Jungle Cruise, Trader Sam’s Gift Shop. 

What are your thoughts on all of this? What are you excited to see? Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Give us a listen, ya’ heard! We appreciate your support.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:29pm CDT

“Judge me by my title, do you?” - Not Yoda

For this episode, we present an objective take on the Orlando Sentinel opinion article that has taken the Disney fan universe by storm regarding Disney’s wokeness. Plus, we discuss one of the reactionary opinion pieces published a few days later. 

How do you feel about this? What did we get right/wrong? Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. Let us know 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: 10:58pm CDT

We discuss the latest blog post by Disney regarding updates to their policies about the expected “look” for their cast members. What are your thoughts on this new initiative? Let us know 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: 10:28pm CDT

We discuss some of the latest Disney news. Trader Sam goes bye bye. Morocco loses its member. WDW updates its facemask policy. Avengers Campus has an opening date.  

What are your thoughts on these news stories? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:05pm CDT

For this episode, we discuss Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Pizzerizzo, plus a little bit on Mama Melrose. This show is part of the Did You Know-tice series where we give you some details to look for while in the parks along with a little history about it. This multi-part show is presented by our very own Lee. 

How many details did you notice? Or, did you know this already? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:32pm CDT

For this episode, we discuss the second episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe offering on Disney+. Also, we discuss the facial recognition technology being tested at Walt Disney World. 

How do you feel about this Marvel series? What are your thoughts regarding facial recognition technology? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Television -- posted at: 10:09pm CDT

For this episode, we discuss the latest offering on Disney+ and the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. These are our thoughts after having seen the first episode in this series. 

How do you feel about this Marvel series? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 10:04pm CDT

For this episode, we discuss how the Disney Parks stimulate your 5 senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. We welcome back Professor X, Keith, to enlighten us with his knowledge. 

How does the Disney Parks stimulate your senses? Which is your favorite? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:54pm CDT

For this episode, we discuss some recent Disney news. To begin, Disneyland may reopen in the near future. Then, A touch of Disney at the Disneyland Resort is sold out. Finally, the Polynesian gives us a glimpse at their Moana-themed rooms.

What do you think of this news? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:53pm CDT

For this episode, we discuss Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Muppet Vision 3D. This show is part of the Did You Know-tice series where we give you some details to look for while in the parks along with a little history about it. This multi-part show is presented by our very own Lee. 

How many details did you notice? Or, did you know this already? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm CDT

For this episode, we discuss Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Echo Lake. This is part of Did You Know-tice series where we give you some details to look for while in the parks along with a little history about it. This multi-part show is presented by our very own Lee. 

How many details did you notice? Or, did you know this already? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:42pm CDT

For this episode, we discuss Disney’s separation from Gina Carano, leaving Disney fans divided on the issue. Also, we have a listener email. 

What thoughts on this issue? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 9:23pm CDT

For this episode, we discuss Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Hollywood Boulevard. This is another series of Did You Know-tice shows where we give you some details to look for while in the parks along with a little history about it. This multi-part show is presented by our very own Lee. 

How many details did you notice? Or, did you know this already? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:56pm CDT

We discuss the refurbishment of the Jungle Cruise to include a new storyline involving the skippers. Also, we discuss the movies that Disney+ has removed from kids’ profiles as part of their Stories Matter initiative. 

What are your thoughts on all of this? What did we overlook? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 7:11am CDT

We go on a quest to figure out which spinner attraction in Walt Disney World is the best. We compare the very traditional spinners: Dumbo, Astro Orbiter, Magic Carpets of Aladdin, and Triceratops Spin. And, we use the following criteria: queue, ride experience, theme, and repeatability.

What did you think of our findings? Who was your winner? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:23pm CDT

For this show, we discuss the latest series released on Disney+, WandaVision, which marks the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4. Also, we discuss the cancellation of Disneyland’s annual passes, plus we answer some of your emails. 

What did you think of our discussion? How do you like WandaVision? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 11:35pm CDT

For this show, we discuss a list of the 11 wildest jobs in the Disney parks. Also, we discuss the recent news of the Magical Express going away in 2022 and the 30-minute replacement of Extra Magic Hours. 

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

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:38pm CDT

We discuss the latest Disney Pixar offering, Soul, which was released on Disney+ on Christmas Day 2020. It starts with a brief spoiler-free discussion and then dives right into it all. You’ll hear our likes, dislikes, and indifferences. It was a lot of fun for us!

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

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 9:56pm CDT

We discuss the second half of The Mandalorian Season 2, which features Chapters 13, 14, 15, & 16. It starts with a brief spoiler-free discussion and then dives right into it all. You’ll hear our likes, dislikes, and indifferences. It was a lot of fun for us!

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:56pm CDT

Professor X joins us once more on this episode, WDW’s Ghosts of Christmas Future, to discuss the holiday happenings in Walt Disney World that may or may not return in the following years. This is part 3 of a 3-part series. 

What holiday happenings in WDW do you think will return or go away forever? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:08pm CDT

Professor X joins us again on this episode, WDW’s Ghosts of Christmas Present, to discuss the holiday happenings in Walt Disney World during the 2020 holiday season. These are things that you can see right now should you go visit. This is part 2 of a 3-part series. 

What holiday happenings have you experienced in WDW recently? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:22pm CDT

Professor X joins us on this episode, WDW’s Ghosts of Christmas Past, to discuss the holiday happenings in Walt Disney World from days gone by. These are things that you can no longer see. It’s a trip down memory lane! This is part 1 of a 3-part series. 

What are some of your favorite holiday memories from WDW? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:01pm CDT

We present a Queue Show, where we discuss the news and happenings in the world of Disney today. For this show, we discuss the return of the Park Hopper to Walt Disney World, the Brightline high-speed rail service, and Joe Rohde’s retirement announcement. 

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

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:22pm CDT

Well, we couldn’t wait until the end of the season. We absolutely needed to discuss the next two episodes of The Mandalorian, Chapters 11 & 12. It starts with a brief spoiler-free discussion and then dives right into it all. You’ll hear our likes, dislikes, and indifferences. It was a lot of fun!

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

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 10:38pm CDT

For this episode, we discuss all of the entertainment cuts that have taken place at Walt Disney World in the second half of 2020. Plus, we discuss some new audio-animatronic technology that has come out that makes the AA figures more human-like in appearance.  

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

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 8:00pm CDT

This is a review show! We discuss the beginning of the second season of The Mandalorian, specifically episodes 1 and 2. Plus, we discuss how we feel the first year of Disney+ has gone. 

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

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 10:08pm CDT

In this episode, Eli discusses the transformation of The Incredible Hulk from his beginnings in the comics, to his move to television, and finally to his appearance on the big screen, and everything in between.

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

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 8:20pm CDT

In this episode, Danny discusses the evolution of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. We explore the changes that were made from the days when it only took place on Halloween Day to the multi-day event that we have now. This is the Magic Our Way 2020 Halloween Show! 

Have you ever been? What are some of your favorite memories of this party? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT

In this episode, Lee continues his series on hidden park gems and asks the question, “did you know-tice these things in Disney’s Animal Kingdom?” 

How many of these did you know? What are some of your favorite hidden gems? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:57pm CDT

In this episode, we exercise our creative muscles and come up with ideas for a character meal. The themes chosen were Emperor’s New Groove, Onward, Lion King, and Timmy Failure.

At which one of these would you reserve a table? What did you think about our creations? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

Give us a listen, ya’ heard! We appreciate your support. 

-Danny, Kevin, Lee, & Eli

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:34pm CDT

In this episode, we present a list of 12 Disney facts that make you say, “that’s weird,” which is based on an article of the same name. We enhance the article by presenting some history behind the items on the list. Be sure to check out references in the show notes on the website.

Which one of these do you find to be weird? What did you think about our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 9:01pm CDT

In this episode, we discuss the saga of Howard the Duck. It is a fascinating story about design issues, ownership, and how he ended up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Howard’s history is more than just that movie with Lea Thompson.  

What are your thoughts on Howard the Duck? What did you think about our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 10:59pm CDT

In this episode, we discuss the history of It’s Tough to be a Bug! located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This continues our series of shows exploring the history of Disney’s “4D” attractions. 

What is your favorite part of It’s Tough to be a Bug? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 8:00pm CDT

Eli delivers some interesting comic book history as he presents the Captain Marvel Lawsuit. We discuss how the title of “Captain Marvel” ended up with Brie Larson. It is a very interesting story of creatives versus big business. In addition, find out how Superman and Shazam! are involved in this story. 

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

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

This show discusses several pieces of WDW travel agent-related news stories. We discuss Moana coming to the Polynesian Village and the possibility of more characters coming to the deluxe resorts. Also, we discuss some new discounts that were announced for travel to Walt Disney World as well as restaurants that are reopening. Plus, listener email. 

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

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:12pm CDT

We present a list of 12 Things That Aggravate Disney Fans, which was compiled from 10 different resources. Also, we discuss the latest news regarding the movie based on the Haunted Mansion attraction. Plus, we take a moment and eulogize Chadwick Boseman.   

What did you think of our discussion? What aggravates you as a Disney fan. Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:20pm CDT

Lee presents a new series of shows called “Did You Know?” in which he gives you a list of things to know in each park. These are little tidbits of info and trivia that you can use to impress your travel companions. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list; so, chill out! This episode concentrates on Epcot in Walt Disney World. 

How many of these tidbits did you know? What are some tidbits that you like to tell your travel companions? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:39pm CDT

We searched for the best Disney nighttime experience. With the news that Disney is closing all of its parks before nightfall, we are doing a special "in memoriam" tribute to the beautiful nighttime entertainment in the Disney Parks as chosen by the MOWICAN Tribe!

What are your thoughts on how this bracket played out? What choices would you have made? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:47pm CDT

We present a list compiled by disneytips.com titled The 10 Biggest Walt Disney World Park Controversies. As we do with all lists made for public consumption, we analyze and debate each item to test for legitimacy. We had a lot of fun with this well-assembled list. 

What are your thoughts on this list? What choice would you make and why? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:30pm CDT

Today, we discuss two news topics in the Disney-fan universe: 1) should Disney change the  hanging scene in the Haunted Mansion stretching room, and 2) with Universal announcing budget cuts, we discuss the rumor going around about Iger being on Disney’s chopping block. 

What are your thoughts on these two topics? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 12:25am CDT

We present a first-hand account of what it was like to visit Walt Disney World during COVID times. Downs on the Grounds joins us in this episode to give us their experience in the WDW parks during this time. Plus, we have news in the Queue and some Guest Services. 

What are you curious to know about the Downs’ experience? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:29pm CDT

In this episode, we discuss the history of Mickey’s PhilharMagic. This begins a series of shows discussing the history of Disney’s “4D” attractions. 

What is your favorite part of Mickey’s PhilharMagic Concert? Where have you seen it? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 12:07am CDT

Eli presents more Tales of Fraud. Similar to what he presented on MOW #223, we discuss some true crime stories coming from inside the mouse. Learn who did what and how, as well as ways to protect yourself. 

What did you think about our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 11:32pm CDT

We discuss the rumor going around about the possibility of Disney retconning the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy and starting over with a new series of movies. This rumor was presented by Doomcock Overlord DVD over on YouTube and has raised numerous discussions in the Disney-fan universe. 

What did you think about our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 11:39pm CDT

We discuss the official announcement regarding Disney’s plan to retheme Splash Mountain to The Princess and the Frog. There is a lot to discuss about this given the climate in which this announcement was made. Our conversation is based upon our feelings both as Disney-fans and as South Louisiana folk. 

What did you think about our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:27pm CDT

Are you booking a trip to Walt Disney World soon? Are you wondering about this new reservation system that they are implementing? On this episode, our travel agent, Lee, discusses this new process that you will encounter. Plus, we discuss the NBA at WDW, our Disney Parks pet peeves, and the cessation of complimentary Magicbands. 

What did you think about our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:20pm CDT

For this episode, we discuss the petition going around to have Splash Mountain rethemed to Princess and the Frog and, after having completed 325 shows, we take time to celebrate one of our own, Kevin. SPOILERS: There is no Artemis Fowl review on this show.

What did you think about our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 11:34pm CDT

For this episode, we discuss the petition going around to have Splash Mountain rethemed to Princess and the Frog and, after having completed 325 shows, we take time to celebrate one of our own, Kevin. 

What did you think about our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

Direct download: MOW_326_MASTER.mp3
Category:Disney -- posted at: 11:31pm CDT

For this episode, Lee discusses some fun facts about his favorite Disney property, Dumbo. He discussed the movie, both animated and live action, as well as the attraction. Now is your chance to hear why this property is his favorite. 

What did you think about our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 11:31pm CDT

Walt Disney World announces its reopening. We discuss the policies and procedures that you can expect when visiting and what we can expect going forward.  

What are your thoughts about WDW’s plans for reopening? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:44pm CDT

The Florida parks are leading the way for theme park reopenings in the United States. We discuss the policies in place for Disney Springs and examine the policies implemented at Shanghai Disneyland and Universal City Walk, including the soon-to-reopen Universal Orlando Resort Parks. Plus, we discuss surveys sent out by Disney to its patrons. 

What are your thoughts about the reopening? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:20am CDT

We present a new series of shows in which we discuss Disney’s relationship with the City of New Orleans, our hometown. For this episode, we discuss the Dixie Landings resort, now known as Port Orleans Resort -Riverside, and the details of New Orleans contained within. This is the fourth show of a four-part series.

What did you think about our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:19pm CDT

We present a new series of shows in which we discuss Disney’s relationship with the City of New Orleans, our hometown. For this episode, we discuss the Port Orleans Resort, now known as French Quarter, and the details of New Orleans contained within. This is the third show of a four-part series.

What did you think about our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:12pm CDT

We present a new series of shows in which we discuss Walt’s relationship with the City of New Orleans, our hometown. For this episode, we discuss the never-built Lake Buena Vista New Orleans Square area that was planned for Walt Disney World. We also discuss the New Orleans area as a potential location for Walt Disney World. This is the second show of a three-part series.

What did you think about our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:30pm CDT

We present a new series of shows in which we discuss Walt’s relationship with the City of New Orleans, our hometown. For this episode, we discuss Walt’s visits to New Orleans and Disneyland’s New Orleans Square. We explore the history of and details that went in to recreating the best aspect of our beloved Crescent City. This is the first of a three-part series.

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

Direct download: MOW_319_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:13pm CDT

We present a new exercise called This or That in which we are presented with two Disney things that we have to choose between. As a twist, we reached out to the MOWicans to create a This or That scenario to choose from and they were definitely interesting. Also, we discuss Iger back in charge.

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

Direct download: MOW_318_MASTER.mp3
Category:Movie -- posted at: 11:03pm CDT

We present 10 MORE Minutes with a MOWican! We had so many MOWicans respond to our call, we had to do two shows for this. Here are more members of the MOWican tribe spending 10 minutes with the Magic Our Way podcast hosts and answering a variety of questions tailored to them. Be sure to check our MOW #316 for our first round of MOWicans. 

What are your thoughts on some of the topics we discussed? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. Also, let us know if you want to join us for the next one.

Direct download: MOW_317_MASTER.mp3
Category:Disney -- posted at: 12:02am CDT

We present 10 Minutes with a MOWican! Last show we presented 6 or 8 Questions with a MOWican in which we conducted an in-person interview with a MOWican who had visited us in New Orleans. We wanted more MOWicans on the show. So, we called on the tribe to see who would like to spend 10 minutes with the Magic Our Way podcast hosts answering a variety of questions tailored to them.

What are your thoughts on some of the topics we discussed? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. Also, let us know if you want to join us for the next one.

Direct download: MOW_316_MASTER.mp3
Category:Disney -- posted at: 11:13pm CDT

On this episode, we present a new segment called 6 or 8 Questions with a MOWican in which we get to conduct an in-person interview with a MOWican who has come to visit us in New Orleans. Our special guest MOWican for this episode is Mr. Potato Ed.  Plus, we discuss the latest news in Disney park closures.

What are your thoughts on what we discussed? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_315_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:39pm CDT

Jim Hill returns back to the Magic Our Way Podcast! On this episode, we discuss Disney-life after COVID-19 and some Disney history. It is always a pleasure to chat with this fixture of the Disney-fan community. 

What are your thoughts on what we discussed? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_314_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:48pm CDT

Avengers Campus, an entirely new land dedicated to discovering, recruiting and training the next generation of heroes, will open July 18, 2020 at the Disneyland Resort. In this episode, we will discuss the attractions, food, and merchandise you can expect to find and much, much more!

What are your thoughts on this new land? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_313_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

In this episode, we review Onward, the latest Disney Pixar motion picture offering to be released. As always, we start with a spoiler-free discussion and give you ample warning before we dive into the spoiler-filled section. 

What are your thoughts on this movie? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_312_MASTER.mp3
Category:Movie -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

In this episode, we have a very special interview with longtime MOWican, Maggie, regarding her experience at Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, the new attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Plus, we discuss Bob Iger stepping down as CEO of the Walt Disney Company and Bob Chapek stepping up as CEO of the Walt Disney Company.

What are your thoughts on any of this? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_311_MASTER.mp3
Category:Disney -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

In this episode, we discuss the possible changes coming to the Fastpass+ system and the Cinderella Castle makeover in Walt Disney World. Plus, we have yet another Magic Happens segment from Kevin. 

What are your thoughts on any of this? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_310_MASTER.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53am CDT

In this episode, we discuss our Top 10 STATESIDE Ride Attractions of the Decade, 2010-2019. We go through a process to narrow down a list of all the ride attractions that opened in the past decade at Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts. 

What are your thoughts on any of this? What is on your top 10 list? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_309_MASTER.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

In this episode, we discuss the latest movie released on Disney+, Timmy Failure. In addition, we discuss the availability of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway on Fastpass+ and the Disney Wonder in the Port of New Orleans. 

What are your thoughts on any of this? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_308_MASTER.mp3
Category:Movie -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

On this episode, we delve back into our creative element. We take some of our favorite Disney Animated Series and armchair-imagine them into an attraction. We will describe what the attraction looks like, the ride system, where it will be located, and much, much more!

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

Direct download: MOW_307_MASTER.mp3
Category:Disney -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

On this episode, we discuss some Disney-related news topics. Smugglers Run is now available on Fastpass+. What’s up with Obi Wan and Disney+? Pirates League will be closing Summer 2020. Shanghai Disneyland closes due to coronavirus.

What are your thoughts on any of these topics? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_306_MASTER.mp3
Category:Disney -- posted at: 1:32am CDT

On this episode, we discuss some Disney-related news topics. Marvel states that they won’t CGI dead actors in their movies. There is reduced bus service at the Skyliner-serviced resorts. Do you call it: MGM or Hollywood Studios? Will you accept the Mulan live-action movie? Plus, we answer a text message that came in.

What are your thoughts on any of these topics? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_305_MASTER.mp3
Category:Disney -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

We discuss our Top 10 Movies of the Decade released by the Walt Disney Company from 2010-2019.

What is in your top 10 list? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_304_MASTER.mp3
Category:Movie -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Star Wars is now setting! Now that it has ended, we discuss the first season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian, a Disney+ original series. We present a spoiler-free and a spoiler-filled review and give you ample warning before the spoilers begin.  

What do you think of this Disney+ series? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_303_MASTER.mp3
Category:Disney -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Star Wars keeps rising! On this episode, we discuss the latest immersive experience at the Disney Parks, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Since it has only opened at Walt Disney World and not Disneyland at this time, we present a spoiler-free and a spoiler-filled review and give you ample warning before the spoilers begin.  

What do you think of this attraction? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_302_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

The podcasters are reviewing! On this episode, we discuss the final installment of the latest Star Wars trilogy, The Rise of Skywalker. We first present a spoiler free discussion followed by a spoiler-filled discussion. We give you ample warning before the spoilers begin.  

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

Direct download: MOW_301_MASTER.mp3
Category:Movie -- posted at: 12:12am CDT

MOWicans, Ladies, and Gentlemen! We have made it to our 300th show and we are continuing our celebration. We teased this show on Show #300. We present our 300th Show Montage: The Best of MOW Sings. These are all of the moments in which we break into song from shows 201-299.

Do you have a comment or question for us? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: 300th_Montage_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

MOWicans, Ladies, and Gentlemen! We have made it to our 300th show. Join us and all of the MOWican Nation as we celebrate this milestone in Magic Our Way history.


Do you have a comment or question for us? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_300_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

In an attempt to catch up, we read and respond to your listener emails. To join us in this endeavor, we welcome Eddie, “Da Produsah”, and Mr. Potato Ed to the Fat City Studios. 

Do you have a comment or question for us? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_299_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY EPISODE! On this show, we discuss each of our Top 5 Best Preshow Videos from any attraction in the Disney parks. Stayed tuned for our 300th show coming soon in which we will celebrate our birthday.

What are you top 5 favorite preshow videos from any Disney attraction? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_298_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

Disney+ has finally launched! “The best stories in the world, all in one place,” according to the Walt Disney Company. On November 12, 2019, Disney got into the video streaming market with the launch of Disney+. We discuss our launch day experience and review some of the shows we have viewed such as The World According to Jeff Goldblum, The Imagineering Story, and The Mandalorian. SPOILER ALERT for The Mandalorian discussion.

What did you think about Disney+? What have you watched and enjoyed so far? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_297_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

On this episode, we discuss various news stories in which Disney has initiated a change and then reversed that change. Here are some examples. They tried to introduce souvenirs in Disney’s Main Street Cinema. Then, they got rid of the ketchup and mustard pumps at Caey’s Corner to be replaced by packets. Next, they attempted to charge a $3 replacement fee for FuelRod rechargeable batteries. Finally, they tried to make the Galaxy’s Edge menu items easier to understand. 

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

Direct download: MOW_296_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

It’s a continuation of our BIG HALLOWEEN SHOW and it is an awesomely “edutaining” one. It is a discussion of all the ghosts of the Haunted Mansion, but mostly the ones at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. By the time you complete both parts of this show, you will be able to name every ghost in the U.S. Haunted Mansions and know where they are located. This is part 2 of a two-part show. Be sure to check out MOW #294 for the first half of our discussion from the queue to the seance room. 

What did you think about our discussion? What did you learn? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_295_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

It’s time for our BIG HALLOWEEN SHOW and it is an awesomely “edutaining” one. It is a discussion of all the ghosts of the Haunted Mansion, but mostly the ones at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. By the time you complete both parts of this show, you will be able to name every ghost in the U.S. Haunted Mansions and know where they are located. This is part 1 of a two-part show.

What did you think about our discussion? What did you learn? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_294_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

We continue our discussion on our 2019 Disneyland Trip. For this episode, it is All About the Food. We discuss our experience at Carthay Circle Goofy’s Kitchen, and much, much more! This is part 2 of 2. Check out Part 1 on MOW #292. 

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

Direct download: MOW_293_MASTER.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

We continue our discussion on our 2019 Disneyland Trip. For this episode, it is All About the Food. We discuss our experience at Trader Sam’s and the Blue Bayou Restaurant and much, much more! This is part 1 of 2. 

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

Direct download: MOW_292_MASTER.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

For this episode, we discuss two articles that have been published. One article discusses how George Lucas feels betrayed by the Disney company after having taken control of his “baby,” the Star Wars franchise. The other article discussed Martin Scorsese’s comment regarding Marvel movies being more akin to “theme parks” rather than “cinema.” Plus, we have some breaking news from Downs on the Grounds regarding the Skyliner incident. 

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

Direct download: MOW_291_MASTER.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am CDT

We continue our series of Disneyland 2019 trip report shows. For this episode, we present a couple of attraction comparisons and memorable stories from our trip. 

What did you think about our discussion? Do you have any questions you would like to ask us about this trip? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_290_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 8:47am CDT

We continue our series of Disneyland 2019 trip report shows. For this episode, we discuss our thoughts and experiences with Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. This is an opening day attraction for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. 

Be sure to check out our previous show, MOW #288, in which we discuss everything else in the Black Spire Outpost. 

What did you think about our discussion regarding Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run? Have you experienced this attraction yet? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_289_MASTER.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

This show begins a series of trip report shows about our Disneyland Trip in August 2019. For this episode, we discuss our experience in the Black Spire Outpost at Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. We discuss the food, the theming, the shops, Oga’s Cantina, and much, much more! 

We have a whole show dedicated to Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run coming up on our next Disneyland 2019 Trip Report show. Stay tuned!

What did you think about Black Spire Outpost?  Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_288_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

On today’s episode, we continue our conversation with Justin Stone of the WDW Tales Podcast. Justin is a former WDW cast member and fondly recounts his time there. For this show, we focus our discussion around his time as a cast member for The Great Movie Ride, the beloved opening-day attraction at Disney-MGM Studios. This is part two of a two-part series; be sure to check out MOW #284 for the first half of this discussion.

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

Direct download: MOW_287_MASTER.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

We discuss the announcements that came out of the 2019 D23 Expo. For this episode, we focus our discussion on the Park, Experiences, and Products Presentation. This is part two of a two-part series. Be sure to check out part one of this discussion on MOW #285.

What do you think about the D23 topics on this episode? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_286_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:18am CDT

We discuss the announcements that came out of the 2019 D23 Expo. For this episode, we focus our discussion on the Park, Experiences, and Products Presentation that happened on that Sunday. This is part one of a two-part series. 

What do you think about the D23 topics on this episode? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_285_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

On today’s episode, we present a conversation we had with Justin Stone of the WDW Tales Podcast. Justin is a former WDW cast member and fondly recounts his time there. For this show, we focus our discussion around his time as a cast member for The Great Movie Ride, the beloved opening-day attraction at Disney-MGM Studios. This is part one of a two-part series; stay subscribed to hear the rest of the discussion on next week’s MOW #285.

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

Direct download: MOW_284_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

On today’s episode, we will be discussing the Disney+ announcement that came out towards the end of July 2019. In this announcement, Disney presented what will be available to the consumer starting on day one, within year one, and within year two. In addition, we discuss the possibility of Magic Bands showing up at the Disneyland Resort and the mom rant against childless “Millennials.”

Are you going to subscribe to Disney+ on day one? What are your thoughts regarding Disneyland Magic Bands and childless visitors to the parks? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_283_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

On today’s episode, we present the first-ever MOWican Family Feud: Podcaster Edition. On this version of our game show series, we bring two sets of Disney-fan podcasts to compete in a Family Feud-like game. For this game, the Dole Whipped podcast takes on the WDW Navigators. Listen to find out who comes out on top.

What did you think of our game? Would you like to play this game with us for our birthday month in November? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_282_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT

On today’s episode, we have the honor of having the Downs’ take a break from their cross-country drive to visit with us and discuss some Disney news with us. Plus, we have Officer MOWican and MOWiki back in the studio. On this episode, we discuss The Animation Experience in Animal Kingdom, Abigail Disney’s rant, the bridge from the Grand Floridian to the Magic Kingdom, and the Disneyland brawl. 

What did you think of our discussion? What are your answers to our questions? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_281_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CDT