Magic Our Way - Artistic Buffs Talkin' Disney Stuff
Disney: We discuss Iger’s Q&A session on May 15, 2024 at the MoffettNathanson Media, Internet, & Communications Conference in New York City. Even though he also comments on Disney+, we focus our discussion on his Disney Parks comments. What do you think about his comments or our discussion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this Disney fan podcast.
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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:02pm CDT

Rachel and Josh continue to regale us with tales of their most recent trip to Walt Disney World. Listen to hear about parking in the farthest lot of Animal Kingdom, faked out by a bao, only two coaxium, and much, much more. This is part two of a two-part series; listen to part one on episode #523. What thoughts have arisen about their trip? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this Disney fan podcast.
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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT

Rachel and Josh regale us with tales of their most recent trip to Walt Disney World. Listen to hear about their first experience at the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade, the mayhem with giants during the Happily Ever After, and much, much more. This is part one of a two-part series. What thoughts have arisen about their trip? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this Disney fan podcast.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT

Eli presents more stories of bad behavior in the Disney Parks. In this episode, we have a topless swimmer, a habitual upskirt photographer, and a Code H. You can find our podcast wherever you access podcasts Plus, we have listener email. What bad behaviors have you witnessed in the Disney Parks? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.
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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:00pm CDT

In this episode, we discuss possible development ideas for the Disneyland Resort in California, as stated by Disney on its Disneyland Forward website, www.disneylandforward.com. The Disneyland Forward project passed its first obstacle after being approved unanimously. With two more future obstacles to surmount, we wanted to discuss which Disneyland Forward possibilities were our favorites. Which are your favorite Disneyland Forward possibilities? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show. #DisneyParks. #DisneylandForward #possibilities


We discuss more Disney news! We lead off with the semi-confirmed rumor of the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade being replaced by a DVC lounge in the Magic Kingdom. Also, we welcome long-time MOWican, Dr. Raz, back on the show to discuss her concerns about the upcoming changes to Disney’s Disability Access Service. What are your thoughts on any of these topics? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.
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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT

We discuss the latest Disney news! We start with the official poster for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. Then, we discuss Avatar at the Disneyland Resort. And, we conclude with Iger’s response to a question about Epic Universe during the shareholder’s meeting. What are your thoughts on any of these topics? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.

 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:06pm CDT

We discuss what Disney should do in response to Universal Epic Universe for episode #518. Now that we have “come home” after exploring Universal Epic Universe for the past six weeks, it’s time to figure out where Disney is with all the hype and what we think their response should be to the competition’s newest offering.  What do you think about our ideas? How should Disney respond, in your opinion? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT

We conclude our series on Universal Epic Universe. For this episode, we explore the world of How To Train Your Dragon-Isle of Berk, where you can “take to the skies and soar with dragons as you explore the colorful Viking village at the heart of Berk as well as take part in wild boat battles, feast like a Viking and more.” We explore the attractions, the dining, and the shopping. What do you think about How To Train Your Dragon-Isle of Berk? Have you watched/played any of the How To Train Your Dragon franchise? Are you excited about this new theme park coming in 2025? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.

 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT

We continue our series on Universal Epic Universe. For this episode, we explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Ministry of Magic, where you can “explore international wizarding communities from 1920s Paris to the 1990s British Ministry and the magic that connects them” We explore the attractions, the dining, and the shopping. What do you think about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Ministry of Magic? Have you visited the other lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter? Are you excited about this new theme park coming in 2025? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT

We continue our series on Universal Epic Universe. For this episode, we explore Super Nintendo World, where you can ”step right into familiar locations and environments from the Mushroom Kingdom.” We explore the attractions, the dining, and the shopping. What do you think about Super Nintendo World? Have you been to other Super Nintendo Worlds? Are you excited about this new theme park coming in 2025? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT

We continue our series on Universal Epic Universe. For this episode, we explore the world of Dark Universe, “a world of myth and mystery where Universal’s classic monsters are reimagined in an ominous and chilling experience.” We explore the attractions, the dining, and the shopping. What do you think about Dark Universe? Are you excited about this new theme park coming in 2025? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.

 

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

We continue our series on Universal Epic Universe. For this episode, we explore the world of Celestial Park, the hub to the other worlds of Epic Universe. We explore the attractions, the dining, and the shopping. What do you think about Celestial Park? Are you excited about this new theme park coming in 2025? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.

 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:36pm CDT

On January 30th, 2024, Universal released a video revealing a good bit of information on what to expect when Universal Epic Universe opens next year in 2025. Throughout this video, we felt like Universal threw some subtle digs, or threw shade, at Disney by the word choices in their script. We examine this video to see if certain statements were digs at Disney by Universal. What do you think about this? Were they digs or not? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:49pm CDT

Walt Disney World has announced that 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will reopen on April 10, 2024. We discuss what the Disney Parks Blog has announced especially the new characters to be featured for the character meals. What are your thoughts on the new 1990 Park Fare? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:33pm CDT

We discuss our least favorite Disney E-Ticket attraction. Now, it is not that we dislike these attractions, but rather these are our least favorite ones. We like so many of the E-Ticket attractions that we felt it was easier to discuss our least favorites, which is a much smaller list. What are some of your least favorite E-Ticket attractions? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:52pm CDT

With the return of the Disney Dining Plan in 2024, we once again ponder if it is worth it. We go through an exercise in which two of us plan a vacation using the Quick Service Dining Plan and the other two plan a vacation using the regular Disney Dining Plan. But, we stay true to ourselves by ordering what we would normally get during each of our vacations. What do you think about the 2024 Disney Dining Plan? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:55pm CDT

Professor X joins us on this episode to discuss the history and the use of artificial intelligence in the Walt Disney Company! We also use chatGPT during our show to see how it does with trip planning among other things. What do you think about Disney’s use of artificial intelligence? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.

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

For the third show of the new year, we remind you of all the new things coming to Disneyland for 2024. We discuss the return of Pixar Fest and Fantasmic, the closure of the Haunted Mansion, return of the parades and projection shows, and much much more! What do you think about these new things coming for 2024? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:46pm CDT

For the second show of the new year, we remind you of all the new promotions and new things coming to Walt Disney World for 2024. We discuss the Dining Plans, Park Hopping, Good to-Go Days, attractions, and much much more! What do you think about these new things coming for 2024? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.

 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:04pm CDT

As we begin the new year, we would like to pause for a sec to see how we are doing. To do so, we read some of our Apple Podcasts reviews to learn what things need improvement and what things we do well. The easiest way to support us is to leave a rating and a review on Apple Podcasts and/or wherever you listen to podcasts. What do you think about us? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm CDT

As a follow-up to our Holiday Encore episode last week in which we discussed past Walt Disney World holiday celebrations, Rachel describes her experience with the Festival of the Holidays during her recent trip to Epcot. Plus, we discuss the World Celebration Gardens, Dreamers Point, and Luminous: a Symphony of Us. Thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:18pm CDT

Welcome to this special edition of the Magic Our Way podcast. Given this busy time of final exams and Christmas preparation, we present an encore montage of previous holiday episodes. First, you’ll hear an abridged version of show #351, WDW’s Ghosts of Christmas Past, Then, you will hear the “Twas the Night Before a MOWican Christmas." Finally, you will hear our old generic closing as recorded by Danny and Kevin. Travel back to 2015 and 2020 and hear us celebrate the holidays. Happy Holidays, MOWicans!

 

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

Eli and Kevin discuss whether the Kang character should stay or can Marvel move on without Kang, an idea based off of a Vanity Fair article. If they drop the Kang storyline, what would replace it? Or, do you just replace the actor? It’s a Marvel Moment show! Thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.

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Category:Marvel -- posted at: 12:17am CDT

Recent events enable us to continue our series on Bad Behavior in the Disney Parks. For this show, we discuss the “bathroom video voyeur,” John Stamos banned, and Mr. “It’s a Nude World After All.” Thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.

 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 12:15am CDT

We discuss Wish, the Walt Disney Animations Studios offering for the 2023 holiday season whose official date of release in the United States was on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. What did you think of this movie? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 8:10am CDT

It is our 500th episode extravaganza! Thank you so much to all the fans who have kept us going throughout the years. For this episode, we pull back the curtain and show you how we produce this show 52 times each year. It is a monumental feat of love. We have some very special guests and some previously unreleased clips. What are some of your favorite Magic Our Way moments from the past 500 shows? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion will forever be welcome on this show.

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

-Kevin, Danny, Eli, & Rachel

 

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 11:17pm CDT

As we end our 400s and transition into the 500s, we reflect back to see what are the things we have not done yet in the Disney Parks. This is Never Have I Ever…but will one day: Disney Parks Edition. Now, we have our list of things to do on the road to show #600. What are some things that you have not done yet in the Disney Parks? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 11:04pm CDT

Rachel discusses some travel related news items: Mabrika Cove and Serenity Bay on Disney’s new island, new Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas treats, and the Luminous preview. What are your thoughts on any of these news items? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

 

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

 

-Kevin, Danny, Eli, & Rachel

 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:55pm CDT

We present stories of our best and worst guest interactions in the Disney parks. This is the first in a series of shows in which we discuss our best and worst experiences of a given topic. What is your best and worst guest interaction? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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

-Kevin, Danny, Eli, & Rachel

 

DISCLAIMER

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. The Magic Our Way Podcast, Magic Our Way LLC, Kevin, Danny, Eli, and Rachel do not own the rights to some of the sound clips in this show; however, some sound clips are presented via a direct performance license through podcastmusic.com, canva.com, and envato.com.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:07pm CDT

It’s our Halloween Show for 2023! This year, we armchair imagineer Halloween events for the other three Walt Disney World parks. Plus, we discuss the Haunted Mansion Parlor bar aboard the Disney Treasure. Thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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

 

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 11:16pm CDT

Special guest Eric, a long-time MOWican, discusses his first-hand experience of the new Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana attraction which just opened in Epcot. Plus, Rachel discusses some travel news including the park hopper and some never-before-seen discounts. Thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

 

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

 

-Kevin, Danny, Eli, & Rachel

 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:09pm CDT

Kevin had the opportunity to take a little side jaunt to Walt Disney World while he was down in Orlando for a convention. Hear Kevin discuss his first time riding Tron, his first time dining at Spice Road Table, and his first team meeting a long-time MOWican in person. Thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:46pm CDT

Danny presents a question based on his and Eli’s last trip to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando - Who Does Adulting Better: Disney or Universal? Universal says they are there for when you grow out of the pixie dust, but do they do a better job for adults than Disney? Thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:12pm CDT

Rachel discusses the Disney Treasure, Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship set to come online in 2024. Learn about the clues found in the treasure map as well as the packaging it came in. Are you ready to sail on the Disney Treasure? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 10:18pm CDT

While Danny and Eli are on vacation, Kevin and Rachel are joined by Kirk, aka Cajun Chavez y Chavez, and Keith, aka Professor X, to discuss how their fandom began, what that journey looked like from the beginning to the present, and much more! What is your Disney journey? How did your fandom begin? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 10:11pm CDT

We discuss everything that came out of the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products presentation at the 2023 Destination D23 event over the weekend. Zootopia, Tropical Americas, Disney Treasure and Disney Adventure, and much more! Thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:58pm CDT

Long-time MOWican “JP,” our California Consultant, joins us for 5 Questions with a MOWican where we ask him things like “What will happen to Critter Country?”, “Does Walt Disney World need a 5th Gate?”, “Which is better, the Matterhorn or Expedition Everest?” and much more! Thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:37pm CDT

New Orleanians discuss the menu for Tiana’s Palace, the new restaurant opening in Disneyland in September 2023. Also, we wonder if IP in Disney Parks restaurants will be the norm going forward and which current restaurants could benefit from adding IP. Thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.


Kevin plays inquisitor and presents 5 questions that every avid Disney parks fan should be able to answer off the top of their head. What were your answers to our questions? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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

Rachel presents her experience at the Disneyland Resort in California. Hear about Rogers the Musical, Magic Happens, Trader Sam’s, Oga’s Cantina, and much, much more! Thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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

We present more stories of really Bad Behavior in the world of Disney, specifically bad behavior in the parks. For this show, we present the Bad Mousekeepers, the Raunchy Remy Rider, and the Adjacent Remy Exposer. Plus, we service the listeners. Thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 10:01pm CDT

In this episode, we review Disney’s Haunted Mansion (2023) movie. Plus, we discuss the latest news from Disney about the location(s) of the Hatbox Ghost in the Walt Disney World attraction.  What do you think? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

 

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 10:03pm CDT

Snow White, the planned live-action remake of the Academy Award-winning movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, is back in the news after unofficial photos of the seven, not dwarfs, but magical creatures emerge. What do you think? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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

The Disney board has unanimously approved a two-year extension for Bob Iger to remain as CEO of The Walt Disney Company. Originally, Iger was slated to step down towards the end of 2024. This extension now puts his departure at the end of 2026. What do you think? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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

We discuss the new offerings at the Food and Wine Festival and the new eatery at the Boardwalk, Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs. Plus, we wrap up Rachel’s mother/son trip report. Ready to book a trip? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:23pm CDT

Rachel describes her June 2023 mother/son trip to Walt Disney World. Hear about finding Baymax in a blind box and their Crystal Palace experience. Ready to book a trip? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT

We present the fourth and final part of Danny and Eli’s May 2023 Trip to Walt Disney World, where they reminisce about the Australian that wanted to party with them. Also, we discuss the June 2023 changes to Genie+ in WDW. What are your thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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

We present a movie review of Elemental, Pixar’s latest offering for the summer 2023 blockbuster movie season. WARNING: spoilers ahead! What are your thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

 

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 10:05pm CDT

We present the third part of Danny and Eli’s May 2023 Trip to Walt Disney World when they got packed into a bus and experienced Disney H2O Glow After Hours at Typhoon Lagoon. What are your thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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

Danny and Eli discuss day 2 of their May 2023 Trip to Walt Disney World when they rode Tron. Plus, Rachel discusses the return of the Disney Dining Plan. Also, Kevin offers his thoughts on the live-action Little Mermaid. What are your thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:52pm CDT

Danny and Eli discuss day 1 of their May 2023 Trip to Walt Disney World. Hear how a 20-year-old broke Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and how someone tried to give Eli his kid. Got any questions for these guys? If so, let us know about your experience at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:06pm CDT

Rachel discusses her trip to Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort in South Carolina. Have you visited Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort? If so, let us know about your experience at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:07pm CDT

We discuss the changes coming to  Walt Disney World in 2024. Depending on how you view these changes may improve or worsen your next vacation to the Florida resort. Does this entice you to book a trip to WDW in 2024?  Let us know your thoughts about this change at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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

We review the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, released in the United States on Friday, May 5, 2023 as the next installment of MCU phase 5. What did you think about the movie?  Let us know your thoughts about this change at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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

We discuss the recent events between DeSantis and Disney as of Sunday, April 30, 2023. On this show, we bring in Harry, the Magic Our Way legal consultant, to provide some insight. What thoughts do you have about this battle? 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:news -- posted at: 10:27pm CDT

We celebrate Animal Kingdom’s 25th anniversary by playing a game with some trivia and history. Plus, Captain Cajun Chavez y Chavez Kirk stops by with some notes about our show #469. How did you do with the trivia game? 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: 9:45pm CDT

We discuss the YouTube Channel Mickey Views’ predictions of WDW Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland being replaced by a New Orleans street, a desert land beyond Big Thunder Mountain with Coco and Encanto, and a Villains Land beyond the Haunted Mansion. What do you think of all this? 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: 9:44pm CDT

We go on a quest to determine which 3D movie attraction at Walt Disney World is the best. We compare MuppetVision 3D, Mickey’s Philharmagic, and It’s Tough To Be A Bug against the following criteria: queue, theme/immersion, overall experience, story, 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: 9:39pm CDT

We present the latest drama between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Walt Disney World. Plus, we introduce our version of Would You Rather: Disney Edition. Thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

 

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 10:27pm CDT

We present the magic that Disney has planned and reveal the magic we would like to see, as in the things that would make us book a trip today. For this show, discuss Disney Cruise Line’s  Lighthouse Point, Animal Kingdom’s 25th Anniversary plans, and the leaked Mary Poppins attraction concept art. Also, it’s Rachel’s first show! Thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:44pm CDT

We welcome the Roberges, Rachel and Josh, back to the show again to discuss Rachel’s experience on Tron Lightcycle Run at Walt Disney World. Are you looking forward to trying out this attraction? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:49pm CDT

We welcome the Roberges, Rachel and Josh, back to the show. Josh relates his experience on the Halcyon, and we discuss what could be done to save it. Then, Rachel discusses the light summer bookings for Walt Disney World and what it would take for us to book a trip. What are your thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT

We happily welcome Mr. Michael Maines, a former Walt Disney Entertainment executive cast member, to the podcast. Mr. Maines tells us how his experience at New Orleans’ Mardi Gras influenced the creation of Disneyland’s Party Gras Parade in 1990. It’s another story about that Disney/New Orleans connection. What are your thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:47pm CDT

For this show, we present some more examples of bad behavior on Disney property. We have Mr. Two Beers, Mr. Proudfoot, The Intimate Officers, and Disneyland Protestors. What are your thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

 

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

We review the latest movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, released in the United States on Friday, February 17, 2023. What did you think about the movie?  Let us know your thoughts about this change at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

 

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 10:44pm CDT

We present the next episode in our new series called Theming Wars, where we do our best to objectively determine which theme is better: the original or the new. For this episode, we look at Maelstrom and Frozen Ever After and judge them against the following parameters: queue, immersion, ride experience, story, and repeatability.   How did your scoring go for this matchup? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT

We present a new series called Theming Wars, where we do our best to determine which theme is objectively better: the original or the new. For this episode, we look at Test Track and Test Track 2.0 and judge them against the following parameters: queue, immersion, ride experience, story, and repeatability.   How did your scoring go for this matchup? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:53pm CDT

What if you are traveling to the Disney parks with a group of adults sans kids? Each of us discusses what we think is the best park for adults. Plus, we answer a listener email.   What do you think is the best park for adults? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:21pm CDT

Creative minds attempt to understand business minds as we explore the Nelson Peltz versus the Disney Board of Directors situation. We examine the ask as well as Peltz’s criticisms.     What do you think of this Peltz situation? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

Crazy news week! On the Disney side, we discuss park-hopping, parking fees, Genie+ ride photos, Tron, Tianas!, Happily Ever After, and Epcot Forever. On the Universal side, we discuss the Area 15 expansion in Las Vegas and the new park in Frisco, TX.  What do you think of all this news? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

In this show, Lee discusses the latest Walt Disney World vacation offer called Play, Stay, & Dine, Find out what’s included, what’s not included, what the cost is, and much, much more. What do you think of Play, Stay, & Dine? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:46pm CDT

Happy New Year, everyone!  In light of everything happening in the Walt Disney Company as of late, we decided to focus on something positive and discuss ways to rekindle, reignite, and reinvigorate your love for Disney. We present our top 5 list of how to rekindle that love that originally brought you to the world of Disney. How do you rekindle your Disney love? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

It’s time for a Magical a-Musings episode. On show #445, we discussed things that Disney could bring back; on this show, we discuss things that Disney could eliminate. These things could go away, and we would be ok with it. What were some of your Disney discards? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 10:41pm CDT

It’s a MOWican game night: Geek Out! Disney. Listen as we take you through our gameplay and offer our thoughts on this board game. What were some of your answers? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:games -- posted at: 10:15pm CDT

We discuss all the price and policy changes that took place recently: Disney+, Genie+, Space Mountain, and the price hikes for one-day tickets. What are your thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

For this show, we look at Bob Iger’s first two weeks as CEO of The Walt Disney Company, from Sunday, November 20, 2022, to Saturday, December 3, 2022. What are your thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:06pm CDT

For this show, we present even more examples of bad behavior on Disney property. We have Mr. Baica No Bother, The Animal Kingdom Asia Slapdown, The Philharmagic Brawl, and Finding Quashon. What are your thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT

We discuss the big news that hit during Thanksgiving Week 2022: Bob Chapek was removed as CEO, and Bob Iger retook control of the Walt Disney Company on Sunday, November 20, 2022. What did you think about all of this? 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

Welcome to this special edition of the Magic Our Way podcast. In preparation for our thoughts on MOW #448 where we discuss Chapek’s removal and Iger’s reinstallment, we wanted to revisit MOW #238 where we hosted a very special guest to explain what was going on with the company. This will give you more perspective on how we feel about this person. Travel back to 2018 and let’s hear what we had to say.

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 4:07pm CDT

Welcome to this special edition of the Magic Our Way podcast. In preparation for our thoughts on MOW #448 where we discuss Chapek’s removal and Iger’s reinstallment, we wanted to revisit MOW #311 where we discussed the exact opposite. It wasn’t that long ago that Iger stepped down and Chapek took over. Travel back in time to 2020 and let’s hear what we had to say. 

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 1:32pm CDT

We discuss the latest movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The first half is the non-spoiler discussion and the second half is the spoiler-filled discussion (we give you a good warning before we transition). What did you think of Black Panther: Wakanda 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:Marvel -- posted at: 10:51pm CDT

We discuss Kevin’s recent jaunt to Walt Disney World over Halloween weekend. Plus, we have some announcements, and we honor Alice Davis. What do you think about Boma? What is your favorite Alice Davis costume? 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: 10:00pm CDT

We discuss things we wish The Walt Disney Company would bring back. It’s a Magical a-Musings show! What do you wish Disney would bring back? 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: 10:16pm CDT

We discuss Ray Bradbury's relationship with Walt Disney and Disneyland’s Halloween Tree. It’s our 2022 Halloween Show! Have you seen the Halloween Tree? What about the trees on the Disney Cruise ships? 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: 10:12pm CDT

We discuss the latest Disney price hikes and Marvel’s She-Hulk season finale. Will you pay for Genie+ now? How did you feel about the She-Hulk finale? 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

We discuss the things we hate doing after we have returned from a Disney vacation. Plus, we discuss the recent menu changes at The Hollywood Brown Derby at Walt Disney World. What things do you hate doing? What are your thoughts on the new Brown Derby menu? 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: 10:00pm CDT

Lee discusses his experience with a Disney plaid during his VIP tour at Walt Disney World. Have you ever done one of these tours with the plaids? Thoughts? 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: 10:11pm CDT

Do you have to love Figment to be considered a Disney fan? Why do people love Figment? We continue a discussion of a question posed by Lee in the Magic Our Way Facebook group. We discuss our love for Figment and whether that love is a necessary criterion for being a Disney fan. Thoughts? 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: 10:54pm CDT

We continue to help a long-time MOWican and Disneyland veteran plan her family’s trip to WDW. Listen to part 1 on show #437. What suggestions 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: 10:00pm CDT

We discuss all stateside announcements revealed during the A Boundless Future: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products presentation at the D23 Expo 2022 on Sunday, September 11th. What did you think about the announcements? What did you think about our thoughts? 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: 10:28pm CDT

We help a long-time MOWican and Disneyland veteran plan her family’s trip to WDW. What suggestions 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: 10:00pm CDT

Inspired by Disneyland Paris, we discuss our thoughts on retheming Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster in Walt Disney World.  How would you retheme Walt Disney World’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster? 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: 10:17pm CDT

Downs on the Grounds (Stephen and Sarah) discuss their trip to Disneyland Paris. Listen to what they ate, drank, and experienced. Have you ever visited Disneyland Paris? 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: 10:00pm CDT

Kevin discusses some Disney magic that his family encountered and the crisis in the Seas with Nemo and Friends bathroom. This is Kevin's July 2022 Walt Disney World trip report: part 3 of 3! Have you ever had an issue with a Disney parks bathroom? 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

Kevin discusses his first experiences at some new restaurants and his first experience at Typhoon Lagoon. This is Kevin's July 2022 Walt Disney World trip report: part 2 of 3! What are your thoughts on Typhoon Lagoon? What questions do you have about his dining experiences? 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: 10:42pm CDT

Kevin discusses his first experience riding Cosmic Rewind and using the Disney Genie/Lightning Lane system. This is Kevin's July 2022 Walt Disney World trip report: part 1 of 3! What are your thoughts on Cosmic Rewind and the Disney Genie/Lightning Lane system? 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: 10:00pm CDT

We discuss all the Disney/Marvel announcements that were made during the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con. What are your thoughts on Phase 5 and beyond? 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:Marvel -- posted at: 10:24pm CDT

It’s time for another Magic Our Way HOT TAKE! Each of us presents three Disney characters that we can’t stand. What characters can you not stand? 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: 10:20pm CDT

We discuss Thor: Love and Thunder, the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which was released on July 8, 2022, in the United States of America. What are your thoughts on this film? 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: 11:01pm CDT