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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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Kansas City, MO

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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

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


NOW! #122 - Epcot Rumors with Dan Heaton of Tomorrow Society

3/14/2017
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Thanks for downloading WEDWay! the companion show to WEDWay Radio. This is #122 - Epcot Rumors with Dan Heaton of Tomorrow Society. On this episode we take a look at some recent rumors making the rounds on the internet including: - A $800 million - $1 billion overhaul of Future World - Retheming of Energy Pavilion to Guardians of the Galaxy - Expanding Starbucks - Demolition of Wonders of Life - Mission Space update - Ratatouille attraction coming to France pavilion - A new UK...

Duration: 00:55:22


WWR S8:E5 - WED Origins

3/6/2017
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It all started with a ..... railroad. A railroad that ran in Walt Disney's outer office. From there, Walt started to think bigger and bigger, until he had a railroad he could board himself in his backyard. On this episode of WEDWay Radio, lets take a look at the origins of WED from the perspective that the Carolwood Pacific was really the beginning of WED. Thanks for downloading and continuing to support WEDWay Radio! Enjoy!

Duration: 00:40:42


NOW! #121 - Aaron Wallace and the Thinking Fans Guide to WDW: Epcot

2/27/2017
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Thank you for downloading WEDWay NOW!, the companion show to WEDWay Radio. This is episode #121 and we are happy to be joined by Aaron Wallace, the author of The Thinking Fan's Guide to WDW: Epcot, as well Magic Kingdom, and Hocus Pocus in Focus. Nate and Aaron reminisce about Epcot and talk about some of the changes that Aaron discusses within the book. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:36:18


NOW! #120 - Disney Listory: Disney Parks Smellology

12/28/2016
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Thank you for downloading WEDWay NOW!, your home for Disney news, Disney history and Disney Listory. This week, on NOW! #120, Matt and Kevin bring back the List Series by taking a look at the best and worst smells at Disney theme parks. Enjoy! - For concierge level service on your next Disney vacation, check out the great agents at TheMagicForLess.com. - Welcome back our new (old) friends from Touringplans.com. Tools and resources for your next Disney vacation on the go

Duration: 01:16:30


NOW! #119 - Bug Spray in the Magic Kingdom, Hong Kong Freezes Over & Feliz NaviDrone

12/13/2016
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Thank you for downloading WEDWay NOW!, a show dedicated to Disney news and Disney history...and home of the Thirty20Eight. On NOW! #119, we take a look at the latest developments at Hong Kong Disneyland, holiday celebrations at Disney's California Adventure, and more! Enjoy! - For concierge level service on your next Disney vacation, check out the great agents at TheMagicForLess.com. - Welcome back our friends from Touringplans.com. Touring Plans provides tools and resources for your...

Duration: 00:48:33


NOW! #118 - Carousel of Progress, the Lost Endings (Thirty20Eight) & WDW News

12/5/2016
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Thank you for downloading WEDWay NOW!, the news companion to WEDWay Radio and home of the Thirty20Eight. On NOW! #118, we take a look at the forgotten final scenes on Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress in an all new Thirty20Eight and review the latest news from Walt Disney World. Enjoy! - For concierge level service on your next Disney vacation, check out the great agents at TheMagicForLess.com. - Welcome back our new (old) friends from Touringplans.com. Tools and resources for your...

Duration: 00:54:42


NOW! #117 - Mr. Quigley Goes to Disney World: A Trip Report

11/21/2016
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Thank you for downloading WEDWay NOW!, the news companion to WEDWay Radio and home of the Thirty20Eight. On NOW! #117, we review the latest at Walt Disney World with a trip report from Kevin and a look inside Disney's Animal Kingdom with Brad Hughes of The Daily Disney Blog. Enjoy! - For concierge level service on your next Disney vacation, check out the great agents at TheMagicForLess.com. - Welcome back our new (old) friends from Touringplans.com. Tools and resources for your next...

Duration: 01:01:57


NOW! #116 - Disney Listory: Disney Parks Punology at Walt Disney World and Disneyland

11/2/2016
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Thank you for downloading WEDWay NOW!, the news companion to WEDWay Radio and home of the Thirty20Eight. On NOW! #116, we continue our List Series with a look at puns used at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. We were so overwhelmed by how many bad puns we found, we barely completed the show. Enjoy! - For concierge level service on your next Disney vacation, check out the great agents at TheMagicForLess.com. - Welcome back our new (old) friends from Touringplans.com. Tools and resources...

Duration: 01:06:14


NOW! #115 - Live at Epcot's Food and Wine, Park and Cruise News & the Thirty20Eight (Epcot's International Gateway)

10/20/2016
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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW!, the news companion to WEDWay Radio and home of the Thirty20Eight. On NOW! #115, we take you inside Epcot's Food and Wine with Brad Hughes of the Daily Disney Blog, talk about news from the parks and the Disney Cruise Line, and bring you an all new Thirty20Eight about Epcot's International Gateway. Thanks for listening! Enjoy! - For concierge level service on your next Disney vacation, check out the great agents at TheMagicForLess.com. - Welcome back...

Duration: 00:56:41


NOW! #114 - Disney Listory: 90's Refurbs & the Disney Decade (plus what's new in Liberty Square)

10/11/2016
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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW!, the news companion to WEDWay Radio and home of the Thirty20Eight. On NOW! #114, we take you inside Walt Disney World in a new segment with Brad Hughes of the Daily Disney Blog and continue the List Series with a look at 90's Refurbs and the Disney Decade. Enjoy! - For concierge level service on your next Disney vacation, check out the great agents at TheMagicForLess.com. - Welcome back our new (old) friends from Touringplans.com. Tools and resources...

Duration: 01:09:37

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