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Up, Artist Point, Minnie Vans, & More: Disney News - MOW #235

9/12/2018
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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.

Duration:01:39:40

Polynesian Village Resort Part Two - MOW #234

9/5/2018
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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...

Duration:01:17:13

Polynesian Part One & Insane News - MOW #233

8/29/2018
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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...

Duration:01:22:34

Disney Attractions: Best Celebrity Appearance Part 2 - MOW #232

8/22/2018
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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...

Duration:00:43:18

Disney Attractions: Best Celebrity Appearance Part 1 - MOW #231

8/15/2018
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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...

Duration:01:29:38

WDW College Program: “Jeanine” - MOW #230

8/8/2018
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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...

Duration:01:50:15

James Gunn, Marvel Metal, & Wakanda - MOW #229

8/1/2018
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This week, we present Marvel Metal, a “choose your own adventure story” meets “a sports team draft” exercise. Plus, we discuss the whole James Gunn situation in addition to the results of the Wakanda: The World of Black Panther survey. Play along and let us know how your draft list turned out for Marvel Metal. Let us know who you chose and why. The list of characters used in this exercise can be found at magicourway.com. Any comments? Share them at show@magicourway.com. Your opinions are...

Duration:01:42:34

Disney’s Contemporary Resort Retrospective - MOW #228

7/25/2018
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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.

Duration:01:21:22

Disney Parks Promotions Retrospective: 2005-Present Day - MOW #227

7/18/2018
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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...

Duration:01:39:28

Disney Parks Promotions Retrospective: 1981-2002 - MOW #226

7/11/2018
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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...

Duration:01:31:21

Bonus MOW: Disney’s America - MOWSE #04

7/4/2018
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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...

Duration:01:44:03

Black Panther: Park It! - MOW #225

7/4/2018
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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...

Duration:01:35:13

Incredibles 2 Movie Discussion - MOW #224

6/27/2018
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On this episode, we discuss the Disney Pixar 2018 summer blockbuster release, Incredibles 2. Finally, after 14 years of waiting, we get to see the continuing story of the Parr Family of supers. We see how their interaction with the Underminer plays out and we see Jack Jack’s growth. In addition, we also discuss the latest Pixar short to precede this movie, Bao. WARNING: SPOILERS ON THIS EPISODE! What did you think of our discussion? What were your thoughts on the movie or the Pixar...

Duration:01:46:57

Disney Fraudulent Four - MOW #223

6/20/2018
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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...

Duration:01:34:22

Walt Disney World Time Saving Tips - MOW #222

6/13/2018
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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.

Duration:01:19:38

Disneyland: Danny’s Six Takeaways - MOW #221

6/6/2018
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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...

Duration:01:55:37

Dan Cockerell: Disney Life and More! - MOW #220

5/30/2018
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For the Hub this week, we present the former Vice President of the Magic Kingdom, Dan Cockerell. After over a quarter of a century of making magic, Dan Cockerell has departed the Walt Disney Company in pursuit of the next step in his life. We discuss his life before, with, and after Disney. We discuss Dan the VP, Dan the father, and Dan the husband. We discuss leadership, college majors, and careers. It was truly a pleasure to chat with Dan and we hope you enjoy listening to our interview...

Duration:01:45:28

Disneyland Field Report & Listener Emails - MOW #219

5/23/2018
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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...

Duration:01:20:45

Marvel Day At Sea: Disney Cruise Line - MOW #218

5/16/2018
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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...

Duration:02:03:48

Marvel: Was Disney Worth It? - MOW #217

5/9/2018
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Is Marvel better since Disney purchased them or were they better before the purchase? On August 31, 2009, The Walt Disney Company announced a deal to acquire Marvel Entertainment for $4.24 billion and we want to know if Marvel is better today for having agreed to this. To figure this out, we analyze Marvel Entertainment in three areas: the comics, the movies, and the theme parks and discuss the effect the Disney company has had on each category. Also, Eli provides provides us with a...

Duration:01:44:01