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Hosts Matt and Nate discuss the history of Disney theme parks and the Walt Disney Co. In examining we look at influences that shaped the company including projects and eras. We look at attractions and themed lands including the architectural styles and inspiration behind many of the decisions that the walt Disney Co has made over the years.

Hosts Matt and Nate discuss the history of Disney theme parks and the Walt Disney Co. In examining we look at influences that shaped the company including projects and eras. We look at attractions and themed lands including the architectural styles and inspiration behind many of the decisions that the walt Disney Co has made over the years.
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Hosts Matt and Nate discuss the history of Disney theme parks and the Walt Disney Co. In examining we look at influences that shaped the company including projects and eras. We look at attractions and themed lands including the architectural styles and inspiration behind many of the decisions that the walt Disney Co has made over the years.

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Episodes

WWR - Final Season: Ep 3 - After Show

6/21/2018
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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio. This is the Disney history show and this is the after show for episode 3 - Birthdayland. This week we add your comments and opinions to the larger discussion. To participate in our next after show, follow us on Facebook. Enjoy!

Duration:00:21:45

WWR Final Episode: 3 - Birthdayland

6/10/2018
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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio. This is the Disney History Show. This is the final season of WEDWay Radio episode 3. On this episode we explore a fondly remembered, yet underdeveloped area of the Magic Kingdom, Mickey's Birthdayland. Birthday was a land created to celebrate Mickey Mouse's 60th birthday in 1988. It lasted through three iterations, including its longest: Mickey's Toontown Fair. We had a lot of fun creating this episode. Enjoy!

Duration:00:55:13

NOW! - Final Season #128 - The Statue Show

4/29/2018
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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW! Its our final season. This is a NOW! Show. This one is about Statues Enjoy!

Duration:00:40:23

NOW! Final Season #127 - Tax Day Special

4/23/2018
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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW! It is our final season. This is a NOW! Show. This one is about Tax Day (sorta). Enjoy!

Duration:00:31:45

WWR Final Season Ep 2: The Carthay Circle Theater

4/1/2018
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Thank You for downloading WEDWay Radio. This is the Disney History Show. This is the Final Season of WEDWay Radio and this is episode 2. On this episode we explore a venue that is very much a part of Disney folklore - The Carthay Circle Theater. Although not a Disney venue, the Carthay Circle Theater has a unique story that fits in with Disney first great era of Disney animated films. Enjoy the 2nd episode of the greatest season of WEDWay Radio yet. Enjoy!

Duration:00:50:10

WWR Final Season: Ep 1 - After Show

3/26/2018
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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio. This is the Disney history show. This is the follow up to episode 1 - The Western River Expedition. On this episode we pose this question to our listeners and discuss the answers: Would you rather have the entire Thunder Mesa area including the Mine Train, Pack Mules, Walking Trials and The Western River Expedition at Walt Disney World or what would eventually come to occupy and replace that area and budget money - Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash...

Duration:00:30:40

WWR Final Season No. 1 - Western River Expedition

3/18/2018
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Thank You for downloading WEDWay Radio. This is the Disney History Show. This is the Final Season of WEDWay Radio and this is episode 1. On this episode we explore the greatest attraction to never be built. Thunder Mesa and The Western River Expedition. To set the stage we take a look at the Magic Kingdom on opening day, the types of attractions that were present. We discuss Marc Davis, the man responsible for Thunder Mesa. Learn what the Western River Expedition was going to entail, and...

Duration:00:53:29

WWR 9th Anniversary - A Look Back and a Big Announcement

2/25/2018
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Thank You! Thank You! Thank You for downloading WEDWay Radio. This is the Disney history show and today (depending on when you listen to this) is our 9th anniversary. On this episode we take a look back at our 9 years of WEDWay Radio and we have an important announcement for all of you. Enjoy!

Duration:00:34:33

2018 Planet Comicon Live Show

2/19/2018
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Check out the podcast we did for a live audience at the 2018 Planet Comicon in Kansas City on Fberuary 17th. The subject for the podcast was Disneyland and so we explored the origins of Disneyland, pulling from 4 previous shows. Enjoy!

Duration:00:41:28

WWR S8:Bonus Show 4: One Great Year - 1990

2/4/2018
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Thank You for downloading WEDWay Radio. This is the Disney history show. On this episode we present One Great Year: 1990 where we look at the year that was, 1990. Check out our discussion of Disney live action films like Dick Tracy, and the expansion of Disney's film studio slate. Animated classics were hit and miss in 1990. While The Rescuers Down Under failed to match the previous years box office magic of The Little Mermaid, a rerelease of The Jungle Book was a hit. The Disney Parks...

Duration:01:15:15

NOW! #126 - KC Comic Con

11/20/2017
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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW! This is the news and discussion companion show to WEDWay Radio. This is episode #126 - KC Comic Con. On this episode we discuss the recent WEDWay Radio panel on Disneyland 1.0. Later we talk about the D23 Expo announcement regarding Paradise Pier's retheming to Pixar Pier and what that might entail. Enjoy!

Duration:00:42:26

NOW! on the Big Screen #54 - Star Wars Talk

11/7/2017
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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW! on the Big Screen. This is episode #54 - Star Wars Talk. On this episode we are joined by fellow Disney podcaster Brad Hughes to discuss the last two Star Wars films, the next two Star Wars films and rumored Star Wars films. Enjoy!

Duration:01:13:12

NOW! #125 - Best Worst - Worst Best

10/15/2017
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Thanks for checking out WEDWay NOW! This is the companion show to WEDWay Radio, focusing on news discussions and fun stuff. This is episode #125 -Best Worst - Worst Best On this episode we are joined by Rikki Nibblett of the Be Our Guest Podcast. On this episode we take a look at what we believe are the Best Worst attractions and then turn around and look at the Worst Best attractions. We'll be sure to destroy your favorite attraction on this episode. Enjoy this crazy discussion!

Duration:00:46:13

NOW! #124 - Lazy River Madness

9/24/2017
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Thanks for checking out WEDWay NOW! This is the companion show to WEDWay Radio, focusing on news discussions and fun stuff. This is episode #124 - Lazy River Madness. On this episode we are joined by Ivonne Ramos otherwise known as @servoisnaked (who originally tweeted the idea for replacing extinct attractions with lazy rivers). We decided to rank our three favorite attractions we'd like to turn into lazy rivers. Enjoy this crazy discussion!

Duration:00:45:12

WWR S8:E6 - The Master Showman

9/10/2017
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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio. This is your show about Disney history and Disney parks. This is Season 8, Episode 6: The Master Showman. On this episode we continue looking at the career and life of Disney Imagineer Claude Coats and the growth and the changing Walt Disney Company from the 1920's through the 1980's. As a part of episode 6, we take a look at the many projects, actions and reactions of the Walt Disney Company throughout the 1960's. This decade is packed full of events...

Duration:01:12:22

Big Screen #53

9/3/2017
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Thank you for downloading WEDWay NOW! on the Big Screen. This is episode #31, and our return to the show about the films and film news surrounding Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation, Pixar, MARVEL and Lucasfilm. This week we discuss Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm, including: - New Kermit the Frog voice actor - Malificient 2 - Live action Lion King - Live action Dumbo - Live action Aladdin - Live action Mulan - Han Solo Film - Star Wars Spinoff Rumors Enjoy!

Duration:00:34:47

WWR S8 bonus ep #3 - The Universe of Energy

8/27/2017
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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio. This is your show about exploring the Disney parks and Disney history. This is your bonus episode #3 - The Universe elf Energy Pavilion. On this episode we take a look at the recently closed Energy pavilion at Epcot. And to make this an even more complicated story we go back to an episode we made in 2009 (episode #20) where we discussed the Universe of Energy and Ellen's Energy Adventure. This show is a mix of contemporary content and retro WEDWay...

Duration:00:57:26

WWR S8 Bonus ep #2 - WDW Adventureland 1.0

8/20/2017
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Thank You for downloading WEDWay Radio. This is Season 8, bonus episode #2 - WDW Adventureland 1.0. On this episode we take a look at Adventureland during the first few years of Walt Disney Worlds existence, including its shops, its attractions, its architecture and other features that made Adventureland unique. Enjoy!

Duration:00:46:46

WWR S8 Bonus #1 - Farewell Great Movie Ride

8/10/2017
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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, this is your show on Disney history and Disney parks. This is Season 8, Bonus episode 1: Farewell Great Movie Ride. On this episode we say goodbye to The Great Movie Ride, the once signature attraction at the Disney MGM Studio. This attraction takes with it an era of Disney theme park design unrivaled since the early 1980's. Enjoy!

Duration:00:57:25

NOW! #123 - Illuminations history with Chuck Mirarchi

3/31/2017
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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW! the companion show to WEDWay Radio. This is episode #123 - Illuminations history with Chuck Mirarchi. On this episode we are joined by columnist Chuck Mirarchi to discuss one of his articles detailing the different incarnations of Epcot nighttime spectaculars through the years, and then go into Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. Enjoy!

Duration:01:10:12