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

Do you have to love Figment to be considered a Disney fan? Why do people love Figment? We continue a discussion of a question posed by Lee in the Magic Our Way Facebook group. We discuss our love for Figment and whether that love is a necessary criterion for being a Disney fan. Thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:54pm CDT

We continue to help a long-time MOWican and Disneyland veteran plan her family’s trip to WDW. Listen to part 1 on show #437. What suggestions would you have made? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

We discuss all stateside announcements revealed during the A Boundless Future: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products presentation at the D23 Expo 2022 on Sunday, September 11th. What did you think about the announcements? What did you think about our thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:28pm CDT

We help a long-time MOWican and Disneyland veteran plan her family’s trip to WDW. What suggestions would you have made? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

Inspired by Disneyland Paris, we discuss our thoughts on retheming Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster in Walt Disney World.  How would you retheme Walt Disney World’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:17pm CDT

Downs on the Grounds (Stephen and Sarah) discuss their trip to Disneyland Paris. Listen to what they ate, drank, and experienced. Have you ever visited Disneyland Paris? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

Kevin discusses some Disney magic that his family encountered and the crisis in the Seas with Nemo and Friends bathroom. This is Kevin's July 2022 Walt Disney World trip report: part 3 of 3! Have you ever had an issue with a Disney parks bathroom? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

Kevin discusses his first experiences at some new restaurants and his first experience at Typhoon Lagoon. This is Kevin's July 2022 Walt Disney World trip report: part 2 of 3! What are your thoughts on Typhoon Lagoon? What questions do you have about his dining experiences? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:42pm CDT

Kevin discusses his first experience riding Cosmic Rewind and using the Disney Genie/Lightning Lane system. This is Kevin's July 2022 Walt Disney World trip report: part 1 of 3! What are your thoughts on Cosmic Rewind and the Disney Genie/Lightning Lane system? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

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

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

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:33pm CDT

For this episode, we each give 3 things that we refuse to do in the parks regardless of the fact that everyone else is doing it. What did you think about our discussion? What are some of your refusals? Let us know your thoughts at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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

Eli describes to us 5 things to know about Ms. Marvel from the comics to help us prepare for the Disney+ series that begins on June 8, 2022. What did you think about our discussion?  Let us know your thoughts about this change at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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

We present a tale of two Walt Disney World trips: Danny’s trip with his family and Lee’s return trip with Magical Moments Vacations travel agents. Find out how their trips ended in this final of a 3-episode series. Let us know your thoughts at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:57pm CDT

We present a tale of two Walt Disney World trips: Danny’s trip with his family and Lee’s return trip with Magical Moments Vacations travel agents. One trip started well and the other..well, you’ll have to listen to find out. How do you feel about customer service as of late? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:15pm CDT

Danny discusses his first Disney Cruise Line experience aboard the Disney Dream. This is a trip report. Have you been on a Disney Cruise Line ship? What questions or comments do you have? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.
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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT

We respond to some of the listener email that has been sent to us in the previous months. What questions or comments do you have for us? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 8:35am CDT

Lee traveled to Walt Disney World with his family in March 2022. For this show, we discuss his first-time experience with the Genie, Genie+, and Lightning Lane system. This is part 2 of 2 of Lee’s trip report. Check out show #415 for part 1. How was your experience with the Genie? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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

Lee traveled to Walt Disney World with his family in March 2022. For this show, we find out whether Lee actually did his must-dos during this trip. This is part 1 of 2 of Lee’s trip report. Do you think Lee did them all? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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

We present another Magical A-Musings episode. For this show, we discuss our three “Must-Dos” outside of the main Walt Disney World parks. We consider eateries, attractions, shopping, etc…pretty much anything that can be done in the parks. What are some of your Must-Dos outside of the main parks? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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

We present another Magical A-Musings episode. For this show, we discuss our three “Must-Dos” at Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World. We consider eateries, attractions, shopping, etc…pretty much anything that can be done in the parks. What are some of your Must-Dos at Animal Kingdom? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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

We present another Magical A-Musings episode. For this show, we discuss our three “Must-Dos” at Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. We consider eateries, attractions, shopping, etc…pretty much anything that can be done in the parks. What are some of your Must-Dos at Hollywood Studios? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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

We present another Magical A-Musings episode. For this show, we discuss our three “Must-Dos” at Epcot in Walt Disney World. We consider eateries, attractions, shopping, etc…pretty much anything that can be done in the parks. What are some of your Must-Dos at Epcot? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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

We continue our academic exploration as we try to answer the question, “has Walt Disney World’s 50th-anniversary celebration fallen flat as of late?” For this episode, we make our decision based on this criterion: a comparison with previous promotions. What is your response to our question? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:38pm CDT

We get a little academic as we try to answer the question, “has Walt Disney World’s 50th-anniversary celebration fallen flat as of late?” For this episode, we make our decision based on this criterion: a comparison of what was announced and what was delivered for the 50th. What is your response to our question? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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

We present another Magical A-Musings episode. For this show, we discuss our three “Must-Dos” at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. We consider eateries, attractions, shopping, etc…pretty much anything that can be done in the parks. What are some of your Must-Dos at the Magic Kingdom? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

 

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

For this episode, we discuss what our favorite drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, are at the U.S. Disney Parks. We finally have them all documented on one show. What are some of your favorite beverages at Disney parks? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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

For this episode, each of us lists the 3 attractions in Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom that we are comfortable skipping. This is a Magical a-Musings episode, a short-form segment for the many small discussion topics we create. What are your thoughts on these new stories? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.
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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:00pm CDT

For this episode, we discuss some recent Disney news: plastic bags for lightsabers, prices hikes on food, and popcorn bucket craziness. What are your thoughts on these new stories? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome on this show.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:56pm CDT

In honor of Walt Disney World’s 50th, Professor X joins us to discuss extinct modes of conveyances, which either could have been used for transportation or entertainment. It’s transportainment if you will. What are your thoughts on this topic? Which modes of trnasportainment did you 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: 9:54pm CDT

For this episode, each of us lists the 3 attractions in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios that we are comfortable skipping.

Welcome to Magical a-Musings, a short-form podcast to house the many small discussion topics we create. This show will be offered on the same feed as our long-form show, so no new subscription is needed. 

As always, your opinions are always welcome on our show. Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

For this episode, each of us lists the 3 attractions in Epcot that we are comfortable skipping.

Welcome to Magical a-Musings, a short-form podcast to house the many small discussion topics we create. This show will be offered on the same feed as our long-form show, so no new subscription is needed. 

As always, your opinions are always welcome on our show. Let us know what you think about this show by leaving a comment down below or at show@magicourway.com. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

In this episode, we discuss recent Disney news. We talk about the Galactic Starcruiser promo that was promptly taken down by Disney amid backlash. Then, we discuss the reopening of Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin featuring a very modest Jessica Rabbit clothed in a trenchcoat. 

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

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

For this episode, each of us lists the 3 attractions in the Magic Kingdom that we are comfortable skipping.

Welcome to Magical a-Musings, a short-form podcast to house the many small discussion topics we create. This show will be offered on the same feed as our long-form show, so no new subscription is needed. 

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

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

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

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 4:10pm CDT

We discuss our tips for having a relaxing, stress-free Disney Parks vacation. What tips do you have? 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: 10:35pm CDT

We present the last of three episodes dedicated to our WDW Trip during the 50th Anniversary weekend. In this episode, we discuss Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Harmonious, Steakhouse 71, and much more! What did you think? 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: 2:17pm CDT

We present the second of three episodes dedicated to our WDW Trip during the 50th Anniversary weekend. In this episode, we discuss Space 220, Enchantment, and our experiences on Anniversary Day. What did you think? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

We present the first of three episodes dedicated to WDW Trip during the 50th Anniversary weekend. In this episode, we discuss the BIG SURPRISE, plus respond to listener comments and emails. What did you think? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

We present an encore of the very first Halloween episode that we ever did. This episode was released as part of MOW #026 in February 2014. Not in October, weird, right? Because life is full of surprises, we are afforded the opportunity to release this Halloween special in October, giving it the respect it deserves. 

We present myths about the Haunted Mansion, a list of the top 5 scariest Disney attractions, and armchair imagineer Halloween overlays on existing attractions. What are your thoughts and ideas? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:17pm CDT

We go on a quest to figure out which land in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is the best. We compare each of the lands: Main Street USA, Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland. And, we use the following criteria: attractions/entertainment, dining, shopping, and theming/area music. 

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

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

We discuss some recent Disney News: Rise of the Resistance virtual queue is paused; a man books ride reservations with a stolen Disney iPad; and Space 220 finally releases their opening menu. What are your thoughts on these news stories? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 9:33pm CDT

With Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary just around the corner, we discuss which unbuilt attractions and which extinct attractions we would like to see in each of the parks. Which attractions would you like to see built or return for the 50th? 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: 9:52pm CDT

For this episode, we discuss our Top 5 rides that we would be not want to be stuck on...as in the ride stopped for either a long or short period of time possibly resulting in evacuation. Which rides would you not want to be stuck on? Which rides have you been stuck on? 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: 10:51pm CDT

We pay tribute to Stacey J. Aswad, host of Resort TV’s Top 7 Must Sees and Must Do Disney programs at Walt Disney World. It wasn’t a Walt Disney World vacation for any of us until we turned on the television in our rooms and watched Stacey give us a rundown of everything we had to do. Eli and Lee are contestants for a game consisting of genuine “Stacey-isms.” How did you do? Could you have beaten Eli or Lee? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome.

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

For this episode, Professor X joins us to discuss our experiences, the history, and the backstory of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. Have you ever stayed there? If so, what did you think? 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: 1:21pm CDT

For this episode, we ponder the question of what Disney should offer Universal to get the entire Marvel franchise. This is an exercise in which Danny plays a Universal executive who is willing to hear offers from three Disney executives, Eli, Kevin, and Lee. 

If you were the Disney executive, what would you have offered? 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: 10:39pm CDT

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

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

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:58pm CDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How do you feel about this? What did we get right/wrong? Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome. Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:58pm CDT

We discuss the latest blog post by Disney regarding updates to their policies about the expected “look” for their cast members. What are your thoughts on this new initiative? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome on our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:28pm CDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Danny, Kevin, Lee, & Eli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct download: MOW_320_MASTER.mp3
Category:Places and Travel -- posted at: 10:30pm CDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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