Magic Our Way - Artistic Buffs Talkin' Disney Stuff

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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. 

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 11:31pm CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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. 

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:13pm CST

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. 

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 11:03pm CST

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.

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 12:02am CST

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.

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 11:13pm CST

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.

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

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.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:48pm CST

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.

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

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.

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 5:00am CST

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.

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 5:00am CST

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:53am CST

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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

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.

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 5:00am CST

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.

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 5:00am CST

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.

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 1:32am CST

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.

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 5:00am CST

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.

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 5:00am CST

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.

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Category:Disney -- posted at: 5:00am CST

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.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 12:00am CST

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