Magic Our Way - Artistic Buffs Talkin' Disney Stuff (Places and Travel)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:00am CST

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 8:47am CST

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.

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

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.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 11:18am CST

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

On today’s episode, Lee and Rachel compare notes as travel agents and discuss the Fall 2019 Discounts for Walt Disney World and share some travel agent stories of woe when dealing with Walt Disney World travel agent portal. 

What did you think of our discussion? How about them discounts? What tales of woe can you share? 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

On today’s episode, we discuss the news that has occurred in the world of Disney. We explain the price hikes that have taken place regarding Annual Passholders in WDW and parking fees. Then, we discuss the uproar that took place surrounding the Main Street Cinema in Disneyland. We then conclude with a brief explanation of the new FP+ Tiers in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Plus, we answer some of your emails. 

What did you think of 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: 5:00am CST

On today’s episode, we get creative and armchair imagineer the bathrooms at the Disney Parks. The Disney magic should continue in the bathrooms and we think it would make for an even more magical experience.

What do you think of our designs? What ideas do you have for an awesome Disney themed bathroom? 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

On today’s episode, we discuss news the 2019 Disney Legends honorees to be recognized at this year’s D23 convention. In addition, we answer a couple of emails regarding a Disney Express Pass idea and the E-Plaid Experience (Eli-Plaid).

What do you think of 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: 5:00am CST

On today’s episode, we discuss news from the world of Disney. We discuss Amazon Prime Now’s service in the Orlando area, “Backdoor Disney’”s arrest, Wald Disney World, and the Galaxy’s Edge edition of the Play app. In addition, we answer an email regarding a listener’s recent trip to Disneyland.

What do you think of 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: 5:00am CST

On today’s episode, we discuss a bunch of Disney news. We talk about the ban on smoking, big strollers/wagons, and loose ice. Then, we discuss a unique pin code offer and a new party experience. Lastly, we discuss various random stories related to Avengers: Endgame such as people getting beat up or hospitalized. As a bit of lagniappe, we talk about duck butts and robot parts.

What do you think of 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: 5:00am CST

WHO IS READY FOR DISNEY+? On the day we recorded, information regarding Disney+ were being announced during the Walt Disney Company’s 2019 Investor Day via live stream. We discuss the announcements that caught our attention. Also, Eli presents a new game for use to play, Guess the Quote, and we respond to a couple of listener emails.

What do you think of 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: 5:00am CST

IT’S TRIP REPORT TIME! Kevin travelled to Walt Disney World during Mardi Gras Week in March 2019. On this episode, we discuss all of the new things Kevin experienced on this trip. We discuss things such as Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White and all things Toy Story Land including Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Spinning Saucers and much, much more!

What do you think of 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: 5:00am CST

We are covering the latest announcements made regarding Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. On this episode, we discuss this land’s food offerings such as Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo and Oga’s Cantina. This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Be sure to check out MOW #262 to hear Part 1 of our discussion regarding the Backstory and Attractions of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Also, subscribe to check out MOW #264 to hear Part 3 of our discussion regarding the Merchandise of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

What do you think of 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: 5:00am CST

We are covering the latest announcements made regarding Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. On this episode, we discuss this land’s backstory and its two major attractions, Millenium Falcon: Smugglers’ Run and Rise of the Resistance. This is Part 1 of a 3-part series on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

What do you think of 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: 5:00am CST

On this episode, we discuss Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This is a continuation of Lee’s series on the history of the Disney resorts. At the time of this show’s release, one of Magic Our Way’s hosts, Kevin, was staying at The Villas of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

What do you think of 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: 11:19pm CST

We continue our discussion regarding Disney’s Pleasure Island. On this episode, we discuss some of the possible reasons why this themed area with a very extensive backstory closed. Plus, we discuss some Disney-related news stories of the day, such as the showdown in the parking lot and Blue Smith.

What do you think of 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: 5:00am CST

On this episode, we discuss Disney’s Riviera Resort, which is the 15th DVC property to open and will have about 300 rooms total. This on-property accommodation is slated to open later in 2019. Plus, we have some Guest Services items to answer.

What do you think of Disney’s Riviera Resort? 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

On this episode, we reminisce about Pleasure Island: “fun for all and all for fun!” This is part 2 of a two-part series. Be sure to check out MOW #255 for the first half of this discussion.

Pleasure Island was a place where adults can go to be adults and still remain within the ‘bubble.’ It was a sprawling metroplex of nightclubs, bars, restaurants, adventure, comedy, and a New Year’s Eve celebration every night. We lived through it and perhaps even grew up in it. We hope to give you a unique take on the history of this place through the extensive research conducted and stories from our own personal experience.

Who has experienced Pleasure Island? We would love to hear your stories. 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

On this episode, we reminisce about Pleasure Island: “fun for all and all for fun!” This was a place where adults can go to be adults and still remain within the ‘bubble.’ It was a sprawling metroplex of nightclubs, bars, restaurants, adventure, comedy, and a New Year’s Eve celebration every night. We lived through it and perhaps even grew up in it. We hope to give you a unique take on the history of this place through the extensive research conducted and stories from our own personal experience.

Who has experienced Pleasure Island? We would love to hear your stories. 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

On this episode, we take a look back at the resort that is to become Shades of Green. In the beginning, it was known as The Golf Resort and then it was redone as The Disney Inn. This is a MOW retrospective.

Have any of you stayed at any iterations of this resort? We would love to hear your stories. 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

On this episode, Eli asks whether or not Expedition Everest should be rethemed to an IP attraction? This conversation comes on the heels of the Disney-fan firestorm that was created when Bob Iger’s Barron’s article was released. To summarize the part of the article that caused the Disney-fan discomfort, it is stated that interest from a potential audience is higher with an IP-based attraction rather than a nondescript coaster based on India somewhere. The article has since been edited to remove any indication of that statement.

In addition, we go into the mailbag and see what our listeners want to say today.

What are your thoughts on this topic? Were you part of the Disney fandom that was disturbed by this? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_253_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For this episode, we are discussing some recent news stories that have developed over the 2018 holidays. We discuss the Buzzy animatronic theft issue, the $48,000 theft issue, going to the parks without kids, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise without Johnny Depp, and much, much more!

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

Direct download: MOW_251_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For this episode, we are discussing some news stories that developed while we were celebrating our birthday for the entire month of November. We will be discussing the fallen monorail door, Photopass booths, Personal Shoppers/Flippers, and much, much more!

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

Direct download: MOW_249_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse event at Walt Disney World that took place on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Since we were in the midst of celebrating our birthday for the entire month of November, we decided to discuss some of the announcements that caught our attention on this episode of the Magic Our Way podcast.

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

Direct download: MOW_248_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

We are celebrating our birthday all month long in November 2018 by playing games with our MOWican Nation. For our fourth and final birthday game, we present MOWican Jeoparody, which is like the game show on TV. This game show features the following long-time MOWicans: My Cousin Harry aka Harry Bernstein, Officer Buford T. MOWican aka Kirk Landry, and the one and only Mr. MOWnonymous aka Richard Hercher. Listen to see how they did with our game and see if you can do just as well if not better!

What did you think of our game? Do you want to join us for the next one? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_246_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 12:16am CST

We are celebrating our birthday all month long in November 2018 by playing games with our MOWican Nation. For our second birthday game, we present the MOWlywed Game featuring three of our MOWican couples: Stephen & Sarah,  Chris & Stacey, and Aaron & Sandy. See how they answered our unique brand of MOW questions and see how many they matched.

All month long we are accepting submissions for birthday wishes and show intros. Send them in today!

What did you think of our game? Do you want to join us for the next one? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_244_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

We are celebrating our birthday all month long in November 2018 by playing games with our MOWican Nation. For our first birthday game, we present the MOWican Price is Right featuring three of our listeners aka MOWicans: Rachel, The Raz, and Yvette.

All month long we are accepting submissions for birthday wishes and show intros. Send them in today!

What did you think of our game? Do you want to join us for the next one? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_243_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, we welcome back long-time MOWican, Listener X aka Keith Schneider, to discuss his recent adventure aboard the Disney Fantasy experiencing Halloween on the High Seas. Plus, we also have a series of Disney and Halloween related questions that we discuss.

Have you experienced Disney Cruise Line’s Halloween on the High Seas? Any memories? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_242_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, we discuss Disney’s 1st waterpark, River Country, through the years...in our own very special way. Lee continues his series of retrospectives.

Have you gone to River Country? Any memories? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_241_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, the boys discuss the news regarding the latest Disney ticket pricing system announced by Disney recently.

From time.com:

Walt Disney World introduced a new ticket pricing structure this week that the theme park giant says is “designed to simplify the booking experience” and “deliver the best experience possible for our guests.”

What are your thoughts on this new pricing structure? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_238_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, the boys play test a game created by Kevin called Name That Disney Thing which is based upon the old game show, Name That Tune, with scoring systems similar to Spades, Family Feud, and Jeopardy. This game will be rolled out to the listeners in the very near future.

What are your thoughts on our new game? Do you want to be a contestant? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On this episode, the boys discuss the latest news in the world of Disney for August/September 2018. Some of the news discussed is the NEWLY revamped NEW Up show in Animal Kingdom, the $150 Minnie Van airport service, the Artist Point NOW with Snow White and two of the dwarves, and Oga’s new cantina.

What are your thoughts on these news topics? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_235_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, we present a retrospective of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in Walt Disney World. This show continues a series of retrospective shows by Lee regarding the history of various Disney Hotels. This is part two of a two-part series. Please check out MOW #233 for the first half of our Polynesian Village discussion.

Listen to our memories of this iconic Disney resort and share your own. Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_234_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

This week, Lee continues his megaseries of retrospectives of the Disney Resorts. Today, we discuss the history of the Polynesian Village Resort. Also, we discuss numerous news articles surrounding unfortunate events that have happened on Disney properties.  

Listen to our memories of this iconic Disney resort and share your own. Also, let us know if you would pay for early entry into Toy Story Land. Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

On this episode, we continue our search for the best celebrity appearance in a Disney attraction. Danny compiled a list of 16 attractions that utilize celebrities as part of the pre-show, as part of the entire story of the ride, as the main character in the story, etc. We present this show in two parts; be sure to check out part 1 from last week, MOW #231.

Download and fill out your own bracket on our website, http://magicourway.com.

What does your bracket look like now? What did you like about our discussion? Was there anything we missed? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_232_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, we search for the best celebrity appearance in a Disney attraction. Danny compiled a list of 16 attractions that utilize celebrities as part of the pre-show, as part of the entire story of the ride, as the main character in the story, etc. We present this show in two parts; stay subscribed for part 2 next week.

Download and fill out your own bracket on our website.

What does your bracket look like? What did you like about our discussion? Was there anything we missed? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_231_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, we discuss the Disney College Program with an alumna of the program. We shall refer to her as “Jeanine” to maintain her anonymity for obvious reasons. If you are thinking about doing a Disney College Program or know someone that is, this is the show for you.

In this show we discuss her experience with the application process and share tips on how to navigate this process. Also, we investigate every aspect of the Disney College Program mantra: Live, Learn, and Earn.

Have you done the program or know someone who has? What did that experience look like? Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_230_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, we present a retrospective of Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World. This show begins a series of retrospective shows by Lee regarding the history of various Disney Hotels.


Listen to our memories of this iconic Disney resort and share your own. Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_228_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, we continue our retrospective of Disney Parks Promotions through the years. For part two, we present major promotions starting from the Happiest Celebration on Earth through to the 2018 promotions.

Listen as we discuss the promotions and relive the days when we experienced the television advertisements for these promotion. In addition, listen to our thoughts on the promotions happening in 2018. Do they feel the same or is it different? This will be a fun trip on the wayback machine for sure.

Do you remember these promotions? What are your thoughts on today’s promotions? Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_227_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, we present a retrospective of Disney Parks promotions throughout the years. For part one, we cover the major promotions that took place starting from the Walt Disney World Tencennial Celebration through to the Walt Disney World 100 Years of Magic Celebration.

Listen as we discuss the promotions and relive the days when we experienced the television advertisements for these promotion. This will be a fun trip on the wayback machine for sure.

What did you think of our discussion?  Do you remember these promotions? Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_226_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

IT’S A BONUS EPISODE FOR THIS WEEK!

In honor of Independence Day in the United States of America, we give you this encore presentation of Magic Our Way Podcast #019 from July 7, 2013.

In the Queue, we talk about all of the patriotic things one can encounter in Walt Disney World and Disneyland. And then, in the Hub, the boys discuss a 1990s Eisner creation that never saw the light of day: Disney’s America theme park.

What do you think of our discussion? Any and all opinions are welcome on the Magic Our Way Podcast. Share them at show@magicourway.com.

Direct download: BONUS_MOW_019_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:30am CST

On this episode, we present the next installment of our Park It! series of armchair imagineering shows, Black Panther: Park It! The “Park It!” series of shows is where we take a property that has zero representation in the Disney Parks and come up with a vision of how to introduce it into the parks.

This week, you, the listener, are playing the role as the Walt Disney Company Board. Once you hear the pitches from the four finalists you will get a chance to vote on the attractions you would like to see in Wakanda: The World of Black Panther.

Check our social media to vote. Voting concludes at 11:59pm Central Time on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

What did you think of our concepts?  What are your creations for this land? Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_225_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

In the Queue, we discuss one news story that has recently come out, Play Disney Parks. Have you heard about this latest in queue activities? Its an app that allows you to interact with your surroundings and play games while in a queue. We want to know what you think!

In the Hub,, Eli presents the Disney Fraudulent Four...it’s like the Fantastic Four, but illegal. These are four stories of individuals trying to gain an advantage over the Disney Company and its customers.

Hear the story of The Parent Trap, where the 1% and the “differently-abled” have a “T-plaid” time in the parks. Be sure not to buy a park ticket from the The Neverland Ticketmasters, one of many stories of individuals selling fake Disney parks tickets. And then there are The Scrappers: after hearing this, you may want to double-check your Disney pin collection to make sure they are official. Lastly, we have The Mouse of Cards: hopefully none of you were wrapped up in this credit card theft.

What did you think of our discussion?  Did you think any of this is fraud? Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_223_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, Lee presents his tip on saving time at the Disney Resorts. We discuss everything from parking to park touring to transportation and much more.

What did you think of our discussion?  What tips do you have for saving time in the Disney properties? Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_222_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

This episode is somewhat unique and calls for a different kind of introduction. Instead of doing a typical trip report, Danny highlights his top six takeaways from his trip to Disneyland in May 2018. This being a show that accepts every and all opinions, you can be sure that honest statements will be presented.

What did you think of our discussion?  What are some takeaways from your most recent Disney trip. Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_221_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For this trip report, Danny calls in from Disneyland in Anaheim, California, USA where he and his family are vacationing in the place where it all started. As of this call, he has only experienced about 2 days of fun.

Some of the topics discussed are Blue Bayou Restaurant, liquor laws, Hat-box ghost, Walk in Walt’s Footsteps tour, and much, much more! Danny will give us a full report when he returns. So, be sure to keep your eyes out for that episode.

In Guest Services, we respond to the following MOWicans: shELI Kardos, Austin Alvarez, and Courtney DeCaires.

What did you think of our discussion?  Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_219_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For this trip report, we welcome long-time MOWican, Rick Suero, to the show. Rick travelled with his family aboard the Disney Magic out of Miami for a Marvel Day At Sea adventure.

WARNING: Possible Avengers: Infinity War spoilers.

Listen as Rick describes his experience with Marvel’s Avengers Academy, the Aqua Dunk, the Aqualab, and the Marvel Day at Sea. In addition, Rick discusses the Port of Miami experience as compared to the Port Canaveral experience, his unique rotational dining experience, and his itinerary for this sailing.

What did you think of our discussion?  Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_218_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For the Hub, Lee presents his take regarding Cheap Walt Disney World Vacations. Listen as he discusses things to consider should you want to save money on your next Walt Disney World vacation.

When Lee asks a potential client when they would like to travel to WDW, the typical response is during the cheapest time. Well, of course, there are several things to consider which includes everything from discounts to hotel rates based on time of year and prices that don’t fluctuate.

In Guest Services, we recognize Stephen Downs and Oh, Susanna!

What did you think of our discussion? Were there any points we neglected to mention?  Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

 

Direct download: MOW_214_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For this show, we have a battle of the Disney Presidents/CEOs as we explore Michael Eisner versus Bob Iger: WDW Theme Parks. This is the start of a long running series of shows comparing these two.

We explore what has happened in Walt Disney World under the tenures of each President/CEO. We look at what additions to the park have taken place, what park services (i.e. fastpasses, dining plan, photopass, etc) have been implemented, what promotions have taken place (i.e. Year of a Million Dreams), and who upholds the “Magic,” aka Walt’s Legacy.

What did you think of our discussion? Were there any points we neglected to mention?  Any comments? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

For this Hub, we present our Disney Dream-Sized Trip Report. Kevin and the Roberges took trips on the Disney Cruise Line ship, the Disney Dream, back in February 2018. It was Kevin’s 2nd Trip on a Disney Cruise ship and it was the Roberge’s 1st trip on a cruise ever. Listen as they share their experiences.

In Guest Services, we give a special shout out to Beth Chaisson. Thank you, Beth!

Have you cruised with the Disney Cruise Line before? What was your experience in comparison to Kevin’s and Roberge’s?  Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_212_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, we discuss the latest policy implemented at Walt Disney World: an overnight parking charge has been put into effect for WDW Hotels. Also, we remove the reigns and let Eli roam free for the rest of the show.

On March 21, 2018, Walt Disney World updated their parking plan to include charges for overnight guests staying at the hotels. Depending on what category your hotel is, you may pay more or less than someone at another resort for a similarly looking piece of real estate.

For this Hub, we discuss...well, we discuss anything and everything Eli wishes to discuss. We removed the reigns and let Eli loose on the Magic Our Way podcast. We talk about everything from Infinity Stones to attraction dimensions and everything in between.

What are your thoughts regarding anything we have discussed today? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

For this episode, we discuss whether or not the Disney Dining Plan, as of March 2018, is worth it or not worth it.  This is part three in a series or Worth or Not Worth It shows which include MOW #163 and MOW #208.

Since all of us agree that the Disney Dining Plan is worth it for the average family, each of us takes a dining plan and break it down for a week’s stay. Lee, Danny, and Kevin plan out where to eat, when to eat, and what to eat. We add up the prices of each item presented and compare that against the price for the plan. Did we come out ahead or did we lose money? Listen to find out.

What are your thoughts about our findings? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_209_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For this Hub, we discuss whether or not certain add-ons for a Disney trip are worth it or not worth it. Lee presents some of the more common things he is asked when booking Disney vacations for his clients. We discuss topics such as the Dessert Parties, Bippity-Boppity-Boutique, character dining, stroller rental, and much, much more!

What are your thoughts about the items presented? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_208_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

In the Queue, we discuss the latest new regarding the Be Our Guest Restaurant in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, it will cost 2 credits to dine there for dinner.

On The Hub, we are discussing the latest movie to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther. This is a spoiler-filled review.

To join us in this discussion, we welcome back long-time MOWican Officer MOWican, aka Kirk Landry.

What are your thoughts and opinions about this movie? What are you thoughts and opinions regarding the change at Be Our Guest? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_207_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

In Guest Services, we respond to pieces of communication sent in by the following MOWicans: Austin Alvarez, Sheila “shELI” Kardos, Gabrielle Niemczyk, and Rachel Roberge.

On The Hub, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of on-site lodging and off-site lodging for your Walt Disney World vacation.

To join us in this discussion, we welcome back long-time MOWican and former member of the Disney Navigator podcast, Listener X aka Keith Schneider.

What is your preference? Have you tried both scenarios? What are your reason for staying where you stay? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_206_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 8:32am CST

For this show, we discuss our reasons for why we love Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Walt Disney World. Yes, you read that correctly.

Over the years, we have voiced our opinion regarding the Studios and a handful of MOWicans have voiced the opposite opinion. Well, on this show, we want to correct a misconception. So, give a listen as we geek out with Jimmy about our reasons for loving Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

What are your thoughts and opinions regarding our reasons? Why do you love Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_205_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For today’s show, we open up a time capsule, or a MOWican vault as it were, and listen to MOW #020, which was released 5 years ago. On that episode, we discussed the Top 5 Starts and Stops to plus our Walt Disney World experience. We listen to what was said and see if anything has progressed, or regressed in some cases.

Then, we update this time capsule by adding our top 3 Starts and Stops for anything in the entire Disney company. This should prove to be a fun analysis of the past and present with hopes for the future.

What are your thoughts and opinions regarding our stops and starts? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_204_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

It is MOWican Family Game Night as we play Disney Taboo, an unofficial Disney-themed version of the game, Taboo. Much like the previous game we played, Mouse Against Morality, we discovered this unofficial version of Taboo on the internet HERE. We played this game live over Mixlr.

What are your thoughts and opinions regarding this version of that game? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_203_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

Jambeaux, everyone!!! Harambe! On this episode, we talk with the creator of The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head, Benjamin Lancaster. Also, we respond to an email we received from long-time MOWican, Eric Grubb.

The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head is a comedy motion picture that plays off the myth that Walt had his head cryogenically frozen. Once a year, the Walt Disney Company executives thaw Walt out to give him a status of his parks. Typically, Walt has been allowed to see the parks. But one year, Walt, with the help of a guy named Peter, escapes and emerges from the depths of the utilidors to see what has become of his creative vision.

What are your thoughts and opinions regarding the movie? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding anything we have talked about. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_202_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this episode, we discuss Club Level guests buying more Fastpasses, Monorails that won’t close, the closing of the children’s activity center at WDW, and the Cinderella T-shirt controversy. Also, we have a little bit of Guest Services in which we recognize MOWicans, Eric Grubb and Keith Schneider.

What are your thoughts and opinions regarding the articles we discussed? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding anything we have talked about. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_201_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

200th SHOW CELEBRATION - MOW #200

This episode is our 200th show. There is no format for today’s show as it is a LIVE SHOW! We share a lot of memories and hear from a lot of listeners.

We are eternally grateful to all of the MOWicans, ladies, and gentlemen that listen to us week in and week out. We apologize that our tech skills weren’t savvy enough to make this a flawless live show, but we are thankful for those that stuck with us through those flaws.

We are thankful to you who weren’t able to make it for the live recording of our 200th show and we promise to do more live shows going forward so that you will have a chance to participate.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Raise your glasses and here’s to 200 more!

What are some of YOUR favorite moments from our past 200 shows? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding anything we have talked about. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

 

Direct download: MOW_200_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:35am CST

On this episode, we play a game of Would You Rather, for The Hub, put together by our very own Lee Lastovica. This time Danny, Kevin, and Eli have the opportunity to be honorary travel agents.

In the Queue, we discuss the reopening of The Hall of Presidents and the Trump protestor. And, we remember the Mayor of Main Street, USA and Mimi Kaboom.

What did you think about our discussion? What are YOUR suggestions for each customer? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding anything we have talked about. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_199_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

On this bonus release, we are promoting the Wizard World Comic Con coming to New Orleans January 5-7, 2018. 

For more information, go to our website: www.magicourway.com.

Direct download: Comic_Con_Contest_Promotion_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:08am CST

On this episode, we continue to discuss the latest movie to come out of the Star Wars franchise, The Last Jedi. However, if you consider the previous episode, MOW #197, as the dark side, this episode will present the LIGHT side. There has been much criticism of the movie and there has been much praise as well. This is a spoiler filled movie discussion.

We also present an email from a long time MOWican, Eric Grubb of the 501st who came to the defense of the movie and thereby inspired this episode.

What did you think about our discussion? What are YOUR thoughts on this movie? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding anything we have talked about. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_198_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review - MOW #197

On this episode, we discuss the latest movie to come out of the Star Wars franchise, The Last Jedi. This is a spoiler filled movie review.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released in time for the 2017 Holiday season on December 15th in the USA. 

What did you think about our discussion? What are YOUR thoughts on this movie? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding anything we have talked about. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_197_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:43am CST

On this episode, we once again flex our creative muscles and design a hotel for the entrance of each of the Walt Disney World parks. We pick up right where our discussion left off on MOW #195 in which we discussed an article about a rumored front-of-Epcot hotel that is being considered.

What did you think about our designs? What would you build? Any comments? We would love to hear your opinions regarding anything we have talked about. Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

Direct download: MOW_196_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 5:00am CST