Magic Our Way - Artistic Buffs Talkin' Disney Stuff

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 CST

This episode is all about us, the Magic Our Way podcast. We are celebrating our 400th show and our 9 year anniversary. We answer listener emails, discuss some of our favorite moments, and relay background stories for some of our running gags. Plus, we hear from some special guests.

What are some of your favorite moments of the show? Why do you listen to this podcast? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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

For this episode, we come up with a list of Disney characters who we perceive to have the funkiest feet around...as in “you don’t want any part of that” funky. 

Welcome to the debut of our new podcast format! We are calling this show, 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:general -- posted at: 10:03pm CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

Danny and Eli recount their Disneyland trip back in September 2021. We discuss their stay at a Good Neighbor hotel, their visit to Universal Studios Hollywood, their thoughts about Avengers Campus, and much more! What are your thoughts about this? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:26pm CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am CST

For this show, we discuss the big announcement regarding the Disney Genie system: Disney Genie, Disney Genie+, Individually Selected Attractions, and Lightning Lane. Plus, we examine this against the system it’s replacing, Fastpass+. What are your thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm CST

For this show, we present more examples of bad behavior on Disney property. We have Discovery Island Camping Man, Mr. DEA BB Gun, Animal Kingdom One-Punch, Dinoland Headlock, and Twitter Threatener. What are your thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome.

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Category:news -- posted at: 10:00pm CST

Disney released more information regarding the Galactic Starcruiser hotel in Walt Disney World, setting sail in 2022. Lee, of Magical Moments Vacations, leads us in a discussion regarding the starting costs, dining, experiences, and the sample itinerary provided on their website.  What are your thoughts? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm CST

We discuss the latest Disney live-action movie based on a Disney Parks attraction, Jungle Cruise. This was released in the United States on July 30, 2021. What did you think of this movie? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome.

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

We discuss three recent pieces of Disney News. First, Joe Biden gets into the Hall of Presidents. Then, Coco gets into Mickey’s Philharmagic. Finally, Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto gets into cultural sensitivity. What are your thoughts on these news stories? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome.

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

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 CST

For this episode, we review Black Widow, the Disney Marvel summer movie offering which was released in the United States in theaters and on Disney+ via premium access on July 9, 2021. This is the newest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What did you think of this movie? What did we miss? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Every opinion is welcome.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm CST

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 CST

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 CST

For this episode, we review Luca, the Disney Pixar summer movie offering which was released in the United States on June 18, 2021. Plus, we discuss the return of fireworks to the parks. What did you think about this? Let us know at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.

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Category:Movie -- posted at: 4:19pm CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

“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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 CST

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 CST

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

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

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

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 CST

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

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

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

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST

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

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

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

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 CST

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

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

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

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