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Welcome to the Imagineer Podcast, your unofficial guide to all things Disney®. Learn more at ImagineerPodcast.com.

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Floyd Norman (Disney Animator)
52:58

Floyd Norman is an icon in the world of animation. Beginning with the Walt Disney Studios in 1956, Floyd worked as an animator on films like Sleeping Beauty (1959), The Sword in the Stone (1963), and The Jungle Book (1967). After Walt's death in 1966, Floyd left Disney to co-found his own animation company, and he continued to work on projects for Disney and Pixar throughout his career, including Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), Robin Hood (1973), Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Mulan (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), and more. In 2007, Floyd was named a Disney Legend, and in 2013, he published his own book, Animated Life: A lifetime of tips, tricks, and stories from a Disney legend with publisher Focal Press. In 2016, Floyd's career was memorialized in a documentary called Floyd Norman: An Animated Life from Directors Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey and Fiore Media Group, which you can buy at http://www.floydnormanmovie.com. The documentary appeared on Netflix for 3 years and recently aired on Turner Classic Movies as the closing night movie for the "Home Edition" TCM Classic Film Festival. At 85 years young, Floyd is still working on a number of projects for Disney and beyond, and is available to appear for in-person speaking engagements and masterclasses at colleges, conferences, and museums around the globe.   

In this episode, I chat with Floyd about his career at Disney. We also chat about his book, his documentary, and more. Be sure to explore Floyd's work and follow him on Social Media:

Which of Floyd's animated projects is your favorite? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

Disney news and travel tips: Be sure to visit our Disney news partner, The Kingdom Insider:

Vacation Planning: Planning a trip to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, or another Disney destination? Visit our trusted partner, Academy Travel: 

How to Support the Show

Special thanks to our Imagineer Society "Hero" Members:
  • Jesse Park
  • Jessica Brand

Enjoy the show!

Aug 01, 2020
Dan Cockerell (Vice President, Magic Kingdom)
01:02:19

Dan Cockerell is a former executive at The Walt Disney Company who served a number of leadership roles at Walt Disney World, including the Vice President of the Magic Kingdom, Vice President of Epcot, Vice President of Disney's Hollywood Studios, General Manager of Disney's All Star Resort, General Manager of Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness Campground, and more. Starting in the Walt Disney World College Program in 1989, Dan quickly climbed the ranks at Disney. After graduating from Boston University, he began parking cars at Epcot before moving to France to participate in a management training program for the opening of Disneyland Paris (formerly called Euro Disney). Throughout the next quarter century, he assumed many leadership roles at Disney, retiring in 2018 to pursue his own company, Cockerell Consulting.

In this episode, I chat with Dan about his work at The Walt Disney Company. We also chat about his new book, "How's the Culture In Your Kingdom", which is available to pre-order with a scheduled release date of August 11, 2020. Be sure to pre-order Dan's book and follow him on Social Media:

What is one thing you learned or found most interesting from this discussion? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

Disney news and travel tips: Be sure to visit our Disney news partner, The Kingdom Insider:

Vacation Planning: Planning a trip to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, or another Disney destination? Visit our trusted partner, Academy Travel: 

How to Support the Show

Special thanks to our Imagineer Society "Hero" Members:
  • Jesse Park
  • Jessica Brand

Enjoy the show!

Jul 25, 2020
Russell Brower (Walt Disney Imagineer, Music Director, Emmy Award Winner)
01:42:55

Russell Brower is a three-time Emmy Award winner, Composer, Musical Director and Conductor. For over a decade, Brower was the Senior Director of Audio and Lead Composer at Blizzard Entertainment, developer and publisher of the World of Warcraft, Diablo III, StarCraft II, Overwatch and Hearthstone franchises. Previously, Brower served as a Principal Media Designer and Music Director at Walt Disney Imagineering, creators of Disney's theme parks worldwide. As an independent composer and sound artist, he has worked on such projects as Animaniacs, Batman: The Animated Series and many other series, specials and films. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Society of Composers & Lyricists and the Game Audio Network Guild and is a member of NATAS and NARAS, and is a Film Scoring instructor for the UCLA Extension Program. "Invincible", from his score for World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, made its first appearance in the Classic FM Hall of Fame Top 300 in April 2014 at no 52.

In this episode, I chat with Russell about his work at Walt Disney Imagineering and beyond. As a personal fan of Russell's work (I have been enjoying his area music loops my entire life), it was an honor to ask him these questions and hear his stories. Be sure to follow Russell online:

What is your favorite area music loop composed by Russell Brower? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

Disney news and travel tips: Be sure to visit our Disney news partner, The Kingdom Insider:

Vacation Planning: Planning a trip to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, or another Disney destination? Visit our trusted partner, Academy Travel: 

How to Support the Show

Special thanks to our Imagineer Society "Hero" Members:
  • Jesse Park
  • Jessica Brand

Enjoy the show!

Jul 11, 2020
Virtual Tour: Main Street USA - Part 3
49:17

[Part 3 of 3]: This two-hour tour of Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World (Orlando, Florida) includes in-depth analysis and history of this historic land at Disney. In this entertaining and informative tour, we discuss the history of Walt Disney World and the Magic Kingdom, the design of Main Street USA, hidden details you might not have noticed in the parks, and the stories of the people who helped develop the parks.

Imagineer Podcast Tours is a premium podcast series that can be enjoyed as a walking tour in the park or streamed virtually at home or on the go. You can stream this episode for free with advertisements, or you can stream a premium, ad-free version for a one-time fee at ImagineerTours.com.

Matthew Krul, the writer and narrator of this series, is the founder and host of Imagineer Podcast and a lifelong Disney historian. Matt is also a former Cast Member of The Walt Disney Company who has spent thousands of hours exploring the Disney Parks and Resorts.

Important Disclaimers:

  • This tour is not affiliated with The Walt Disney Company or any of its subsidiaries.
  • Park admission is not included in the cost of this tour.
  • Products and experiences mentioned are not included in the cost of this tour.
  • Attractions are subject to availability. Available attractions, park hours, and experiences can be found at the official Walt Disney World website (https://disneyworld.disney.go.com).
  • Park features and attractions are subject to change.
  • All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.
  • Questions should be sent to imagineerpodcast@gmail.com.

Tour Credits:

  • Producer: Matthew Krul
  • Narrator: Matthew Krul
  • Writer: Matthew Krul

References:

  1. “Walt Disney World Resort Opens.” D23, 17 Apr. 2019, d23.com/this-day/walt-disney-world-resort-opens/.
  2. Locker, Melissa. “18 Fascinating Facts about Disney Parks That Only True Superfans Know.” Business Insider, Business Insider, 11 Oct. 2016, www.businessinsider.com/crazy-facts-disney-2016-10.
  3. Gabler, Neal. Walt Disney: the Triumph of the American Imagination. Knopf, 2008, pp. 10-18.
  4. Searing, Linda. “The Big Number: Lefties Make up about 10 Percent of the World.” The Washington Post, WP Company, 12 Aug. 2019, www.washingtonpost.com/health/the-big-number-lefties-make-up-about-10-percent-of-the-world/2019/08/09/69978100-b9e2-11e9-bad6-609f75bfd97f_story.html.
  5. Gabler, Neal. Walt Disney: the Triumph of the American Imagination. Knopf, 2008, p. 606.
  6. “Town Square Theater.” Town Square Theater - The Mickey Wiki: Your Walt Disney World Encyclopedia!, www.themickeywiki.com/index.php?title=Town_Square_Theater#cite_note-widen-1.
  7. Yee, Kevin, et al. “D-Tales #7: Backstage Magic with Mickey Mouse Displays Hidden Disney History in Town Square Theater.” Inside the Magic, 1 Nov. 2018, insidethemagic.net/2014/11/d-tales-7-backstage-magic-with-mickey-mouse-displays-hidden-disney-history-in-town-square-theater/.
  8. Salute the Spirit of America. https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/entertainment/magic-kingdom/flag-retreat/
  9. “Roger Broggie.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/roger-broggie/.
  10. “Pope, Owen.” D23, d23.com/a-to-z/pope-owen/.
  11. Korkis, Jim. “Walt Disney World Chronicles: The Dapper Dans.” AllEars.Net, allears.net/walt-disney-world-chronicles-the-dapper-dans/.
  12. “Sharing the Magic at Walt Disney World.” Disney Parks Blog, disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/03/sharing-the-magic-at-walt-disney-world/.
  13. Phillips, Sarah. “Newly Unveiled Citizen Disney Park Clocks, Disney Timepieces, And Disney Commercial.” MickeyBlog.com, 18 Nov. 2018, mickeyblog.com/2018/11/18/newly-unveiled-citizen-disney-park-clocks-disney-timepieces-and-disney-commercial/.
  14. “About.” Lee Cockerell, www.leecockerell.com/about/.
  15. Gabler, Neal. Walt Disney: the Triumph of the American Imagination. Knopf, 2008, pp. 20-22.
  16. “Joe Fowler.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/joe-fowler/.
  17. “Mary Blair.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/mary-blair/.
  18. “Herb Ryman.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/herb-ryman/.
  19. Crofton, Meg Gilbert. “Meg Gilbert Crofton.” LinkedIn, www.slinkedin.com/in/megcrofton/.
  20. “Walt Disney World in Brief.” Walt Disney World News, wdwnews.com/fact-sheets/2018/01/01/walt-disney-world-overview-world-in-brief/.
  21. “Reedy Creek Improvement District.” Reedy Creek Improvement District, www.rcid.org/.
  22. “Donn Tatum.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/donn-tatum/.
  23. “Disney - 58 Year Stock Price History: DIS.” Macrotrends, www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/DIS/disney/stock-price-history.
  24. “Card Walker.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/card-walker/.
  25. “The Past, Present, and Future of WDW's Main Street Bakery.” WDW Radio, 14 Aug. 2018, www.wdwradio.com/2018/08/the-past-present-and-future-of-wdws-main-street-bakery/.
  26. “Roy E. Disney.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/roy-e-disney-2/.
  27. “Remembering Ron Miller.” The Walt Disney Company, 21 Feb. 2020, thewaltdisneycompany.com/remembering-ron-miller/.
  28. Gabler, Neal. Walt Disney: the Triumph of the American Imagination. Knopf, 2008.
  29. “Ub Iwerks.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/ub-iwerks/.
  30. “Don Iwerks.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/don-iwerks/.
  31. “Marc Davis.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/marc-davis/.
  32. “Claude Coats.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/claude-coats/.
  33. “COLLABORATORS.” World Building Institute | The Future of Narrative Media, worldbuilding.institute/people/john-decuir.
  34. Korkis, Jim. “A Friday Visit with Jim Korkis: Casey's Corner.” Yourfirstvisit.net, 14 Apr. 2017, yourfirstvisit.net/2017/04/14/a-friday-visit-with-jim-korkis-caseys-corner/.
  35. “Tony Baxter.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/tony-baxter/.
  36. Mirarchi, Chuck, and Tom Corless. “Windows of the World - Part II by Chuck Mirarchi.” WDW News Today, 23 July 2010, wdwnt.com/2010/07/windows-of-the-world-part-ii-by-chuck-mirarchi/.
  37. Dahlgren, Angela. “Cinderella Castle History.” Touring Plans, 14 Aug. 2015, touringplans.com/blog/2015/08/24/history-walt-disney-worlds-cinderella-castle/.
  38. Scott, Rachel, et al. “Inside the Invitation-Only Cinderella Castle Suite.” Good Morning America, 15 May 2018, www.goodmorningamerica.com/culture/story/inside-invitation-cinderella-castle-suite-55144812.
  39. Korkis, Jim. “Walt Disney World Chronicles: Partners Statue.” AllEars.Net, allears.net/walt-disney-world-chronicles-partners-statue/.
  40. “Marvin Davis.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/marvin-davis/.
  41. “Bill Martin.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/bill-martin/
  42. “Richard Irvine.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/richard-irvine/.
  43. “John Hench.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/john-hench/

Music Licensed from Soundstripe:

  • A Walk in the Park (Liberty)
  • Acoustic Kinetic (Sounds Like Sander)
  • Age of Eschaton (Cody Martin)
  • As I Dream (Moments)
  • At First Sight (Sounds Like Sander)
  • Ballerina Cantina (Dresden, The Flamingo)
  • Big City Christmas (Avocado Junkie)
  • Best Buds (The Night Train)
  • Brought To You By Electric (Electric Organ)
  • Butterflies (Cody Martin)
  • Dawn Awaits (Cody Martin)
  • Detour In Velour (Fairlight)
  • Don't Let Go (Alice in Winter)
  • Free For All (Cast of Characters)
  • Gatsby's Saloon (Dresden, The Flamingo)
  • Good Ole' Days (Dresden, The Flamingo)
  • Help and Hope (Marie)
  • Here and Now (Caleb Etheridge)
  • Home Run (Avocado Junkie)
  • If The Light Fades (Birds of Norway)
  • Look! Over There! (Hale)
  • Magic (Four Trees)
  • Metropolis Daybreak (Cody Martin)
  • Prestige (The Night Train)
  • Rag Deluxe (Avocado Junkie)
  • Raspeebies (Dresden, The Flamingo)
  • Remember You're Beautiful (Cody Martin)
  • Remember When (Shimmer)
  • Room to Grow (Birds of Norway)
  • Starcourt (Falls)
  • Take Care (Alsever Lake)
  • That Warm Quirky Feeling (Avocado Junkie)
  • The Cookie Jar (The Night Train)
  • The Dawn Shard (Cody Martin)
  • Train Ride (Adrian Walther)
  • Twisted Tango (Avocado Junkie)
  • Wesley Swing (Titus)
  • What a Gal (The Night Train)
  • Wonder Waltz (Birds of Norway)
Jul 01, 2020
Healthy Choices at Disney (Not Just Food)
01:48:40

When you visit Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or any other Disney destination, it's important to remember to make healthy choices to maximize not only your health but also your happiness at the most magical place on earth. This extends not only to the food that you eat but so much more. In fact, food only makes up a small part of this conversation. In this episode, I'll chat with The Kingdom Insider's Wellness Expert, Jamie Lee, MS, RDN to discuss decisions you can make to keep your family healthy when traveling to Disney.

Follow Jamie Lee on Social Media:

What are some tips you can offer that help keep you healthy at Disney? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

Disney news and travel tips: Be sure to visit our Disney news partner, The Kingdom Insider:

Vacation Planning: Planning a trip to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, or another Disney destination? Visit our trusted partner, Academy Travel: 

How to Support the Show

Special thanks to our Imagineer Society "Hero" Members:
  • Jesse Park
  • Jessica Entwistle

Enjoy the show!

Jun 27, 2020
Virtual Tour: Main Street USA - Part 2
55:33

[Part 2 of 3]: This two-hour tour of Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World (Orlando, Florida) includes in-depth analysis and history of this historic land at Disney. In this entertaining and informative tour, we discuss the history of Walt Disney World and the Magic Kingdom, the design of Main Street USA, hidden details you might not have noticed in the parks, and the stories of the people who helped develop the parks.

Imagineer Tours is a premium podcast series that can be enjoyed as a walking tour in the park or streamed virtually at home or on the go. You can stream this episode for free with advertisements, or you can stream a premium, ad-free version for a one-time fee at ImagineerTours.com.

Matthew Krul, the writer and narrator of this series, is the founder and host of Imagineer Podcast and a lifelong Disney historian. Matt is also a former Cast Member of The Walt Disney Company who has spent thousands of hours exploring the Disney Parks and Resorts.

Important Disclaimers:

  • Imagineer Tours is not affiliated with The Walt Disney Company or any of its subsidiaries.
  • Park admission is not included in the cost of this tour.
  • Products and experiences mentioned are not included in the cost of this tour.
  • Attractions are subject to availability. Available attractions, park hours, and experiences can be found at the official Walt Disney World website (https://disneyworld.disney.go.com).
  • Park features and attractions are subject to change.
  • All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.
  • Questions should be sent to imagineerpodcast@gmail.com.

Tour Credits:

  • Producer: Matthew Krul
  • Narrator: Matthew Krul
  • Writer: Matthew Krul

References:

  1. “Walt Disney World Resort Opens.” D23, 17 Apr. 2019, d23.com/this-day/walt-disney-world-resort-opens/.
  2. Locker, Melissa. “18 Fascinating Facts about Disney Parks That Only True Superfans Know.” Business Insider, Business Insider, 11 Oct. 2016, www.businessinsider.com/crazy-facts-disney-2016-10.
  3. Gabler, Neal. Walt Disney: the Triumph of the American Imagination. Knopf, 2008, pp. 10-18.
  4. Searing, Linda. “The Big Number: Lefties Make up about 10 Percent of the World.” The Washington Post, WP Company, 12 Aug. 2019, www.washingtonpost.com/health/the-big-number-lefties-make-up-about-10-percent-of-the-world/2019/08/09/69978100-b9e2-11e9-bad6-609f75bfd97f_story.html.
  5. Gabler, Neal. Walt Disney: the Triumph of the American Imagination. Knopf, 2008, p. 606.
  6. “Town Square Theater.” Town Square Theater - The Mickey Wiki: Your Walt Disney World Encyclopedia!, www.themickeywiki.com/index.php?title=Town_Square_Theater#cite_note-widen-1.
  7. Yee, Kevin, et al. “D-Tales #7: Backstage Magic with Mickey Mouse Displays Hidden Disney History in Town Square Theater.” Inside the Magic, 1 Nov. 2018, insidethemagic.net/2014/11/d-tales-7-backstage-magic-with-mickey-mouse-displays-hidden-disney-history-in-town-square-theater/.
  8. Salute the Spirit of America. https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/entertainment/magic-kingdom/flag-retreat/
  9. “Roger Broggie.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/roger-broggie/.
  10. “Pope, Owen.” D23, d23.com/a-to-z/pope-owen/.
  11. Korkis, Jim. “Walt Disney World Chronicles: The Dapper Dans.” AllEars.Net, allears.net/walt-disney-world-chronicles-the-dapper-dans/.
  12. “Sharing the Magic at Walt Disney World.” Disney Parks Blog, disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/03/sharing-the-magic-at-walt-disney-world/.
  13. Phillips, Sarah. “Newly Unveiled Citizen Disney Park Clocks, Disney Timepieces, And Disney Commercial.” MickeyBlog.com, 18 Nov. 2018, mickeyblog.com/2018/11/18/newly-unveiled-citizen-disney-park-clocks-disney-timepieces-and-disney-commercial/.
  14. “About.” Lee Cockerell, www.leecockerell.com/about/.
  15. Gabler, Neal. Walt Disney: the Triumph of the American Imagination. Knopf, 2008, pp. 20-22.
  16. “Joe Fowler.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/joe-fowler/.
  17. “Mary Blair.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/mary-blair/.
  18. “Herb Ryman.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/herb-ryman/.
  19. Crofton, Meg Gilbert. “Meg Gilbert Crofton.” LinkedIn, www.slinkedin.com/in/megcrofton/.
  20. “Walt Disney World in Brief.” Walt Disney World News, wdwnews.com/fact-sheets/2018/01/01/walt-disney-world-overview-world-in-brief/.
  21. “Reedy Creek Improvement District.” Reedy Creek Improvement District, www.rcid.org/.
  22. “Donn Tatum.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/donn-tatum/.
  23. “Disney - 58 Year Stock Price History: DIS.” Macrotrends, www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/DIS/disney/stock-price-history.
  24. “Card Walker.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/card-walker/.
  25. “The Past, Present, and Future of WDW's Main Street Bakery.” WDW Radio, 14 Aug. 2018, www.wdwradio.com/2018/08/the-past-present-and-future-of-wdws-main-street-bakery/.
  26. “Roy E. Disney.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/roy-e-disney-2/.
  27. “Remembering Ron Miller.” The Walt Disney Company, 21 Feb. 2020, thewaltdisneycompany.com/remembering-ron-miller/.
  28. Gabler, Neal. Walt Disney: the Triumph of the American Imagination. Knopf, 2008.
  29. “Ub Iwerks.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/ub-iwerks/.
  30. “Don Iwerks.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/don-iwerks/.
  31. “Marc Davis.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/marc-davis/.
  32. “Claude Coats.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/claude-coats/.
  33. “COLLABORATORS.” World Building Institute | The Future of Narrative Media, worldbuilding.institute/people/john-decuir.
  34. Korkis, Jim. “A Friday Visit with Jim Korkis: Casey's Corner.” Yourfirstvisit.net, 14 Apr. 2017, yourfirstvisit.net/2017/04/14/a-friday-visit-with-jim-korkis-caseys-corner/.
  35. “Tony Baxter.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/tony-baxter/.
  36. Mirarchi, Chuck, and Tom Corless. “Windows of the World - Part II by Chuck Mirarchi.” WDW News Today, 23 July 2010, wdwnt.com/2010/07/windows-of-the-world-part-ii-by-chuck-mirarchi/.
  37. Dahlgren, Angela. “Cinderella Castle History.” Touring Plans, 14 Aug. 2015, touringplans.com/blog/2015/08/24/history-walt-disney-worlds-cinderella-castle/.
  38. Scott, Rachel, et al. “Inside the Invitation-Only Cinderella Castle Suite.” Good Morning America, 15 May 2018, www.goodmorningamerica.com/culture/story/inside-invitation-cinderella-castle-suite-55144812.
  39. Korkis, Jim. “Walt Disney World Chronicles: Partners Statue.” AllEars.Net, allears.net/walt-disney-world-chronicles-partners-statue/.
  40. “Marvin Davis.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/marvin-davis/.
  41. “Bill Martin.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/bill-martin/
  42. “Richard Irvine.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/richard-irvine/.
  43. “John Hench.” D23, d23.com/walt-disney-legend/john-hench/

Music Licensed from Soundstripe:

  • A Walk in the Park (Liberty)
  • Acoustic Kinetic (Sounds Like Sander)
  • Age of Eschaton (Cody Martin)
  • As I Dream (Moments)
  • At First Sight (Sounds Like Sander)
  • Ballerina Cantina (Dresden, The Flamingo)
  • Big City Christmas (Avocado Junkie)
  • Best Buds (The Night Train)
  • Brought To You By Electric (Electric Organ)
  • Butterflies (Cody Martin)
  • Dawn Awaits (Cody Martin)
  • Detour In Velour (Fairlight)
  • Don't Let Go (Alice in Winter)
  • Free For All (Cast of Characters)
  • Gatsby's Saloon (Dresden, The Flamingo)
  • Good Ole' Days (Dresden, The Flamingo)
  • Help and Hope (Marie)
  • Here and Now (Caleb Etheridge)
  • Home Run (Avocado Junkie)
  • If The Light Fades (Birds of Norway)
  • Look! Over There! (Hale)
  • Magic (Four Trees)
  • Metropolis Daybreak (Cody Martin)
  • Prestige (The Night Train)
  • Rag Deluxe (Avocado Junkie)
  • Raspeebies (Dresden, The Flamingo)
  • Remember You're Beautiful (Cody Martin)
  • Remember When (Shimmer)
  • Room to Grow (Birds of Norway)
  • Starcourt (Falls)
  • Take Care (Alsever Lake)
  • That Warm Quirky Feeling (Avocado Junkie)
  • The Cookie Jar (The Night Train)
  • The Dawn Shard (Cody Martin)
  • Train Ride (Adrian Walther)
  • Twisted Tango (Avocado Junkie)
  • Wesley Swing (Titus)
  • What a Gal (The Night Train)
  • Wonder Waltz (Birds of Norway)
Jun 20, 2020
Disney's Private VIP Tours
01:20:59

One of the most premium experiences available at the Disney Parks and Resorts is taking a VIP Tour with a Guest Relations Cast Member. VIP Tours at Walt Disney World and Disneyland come with an array of benefits, including having your day planned out by an expert Cast Member; having someone physically walk you around the parks, discuss the history and stories of your favorite attractions, and expedite your wait on attractions; and providing the best service that Disney can offer.

In this episode, we'll discuss the reasons you should consider a VIP Tour on your next Disney vacation and some of the benefits you can expect. Thanks once again to Heather (@heatherpeggs and @peggsdodisney), Lizzy (@lizzie_in_adventureland) and Philander (@philanderc85) for lending their experience to this episode!

Have you ever done a VIP Tour at Walt Disney World or Disneyland? What was your experience like? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

Disney news and travel tips: Be sure to visit our Disney news partner, The Kingdom Insider:

Vacation Planning: Planning a trip to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, or another Disney destination? Visit our trusted partner, Academy Travel: 

How to Support the Show

Special thanks to our Imagineer Society "Hero" Members:
  • Jesse Park
  • Jessica Entwistle

Enjoy the show!

Jun 13, 2020
Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout
01:08:15

Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout opened at Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in May 2017. While many thought the new attraction would be a simple retheming of Tower of Terror, which had lived at the park since 2004, Joe Rohde and his team of Walt Disney Imagineers thought about the new experience on a much deeper level, creating a ride that most Anaheim locals and even vacationing guests feel is an even greater experience than the park's version of Tower of Terror. As it turns out, the attraction would also be a proving ground for Avengers Campus, which would be announced for the park just a couple years later.

In this episode, we'll discuss the history of Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout and the Tower of Terror that it replaced. I'll also share a binaural audio recording of the full ride experience.

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May 30, 2020
Virtual Tour: Main Street USA - Part 1
45:30

[Part 1 of 3]: This two-hour tour of Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World (Orlando, Florida) includes in-depth analysis and history of this historic land at Disney. In this entertaining and informative tour, we discuss the history of Walt Disney World and the Magic Kingdom, the design of Main Street USA, hidden details you might not have noticed in the parks, and the stories of the people who helped develop the parks.

Imagineer Tours is a premium podcast series that can be enjoyed as a walking tour in the park or streamed virtually at home or on the go. You can stream this episode for free with advertisements, or you can stream a premium, ad-free version for a one-time fee of $23 USD.

Matthew Krul, the writer and narrator of this series, is the founder and host of Imagineer Podcast and a lifelong Disney historian. Matt is also a former Cast Member of The Walt Disney Company who has spent thousands of hours exploring the Disney Parks and Resorts.

Important Disclaimers:

  • Imagineer Tours is not affiliated with The Walt Disney Company or any of its subsidiaries.
  • Park admission is not included in the cost of this tour.
  • Products and experiences mentioned are not included in the cost of this tour.
  • Attractions are subject to availability. Available attractions, park hours, and experiences can be found at the official Walt Disney World website (https://disneyworld.disney.go.com).
  • Park features and attractions are subject to change.
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Tour Credits:

  • Producer: Matthew Krul
  • Narrator: Matthew Krul
  • Writer: Matthew Krul

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  6. “Town Square Theater.” Town Square Theater - The Mickey Wiki: Your Walt Disney World Encyclopedia!, www.themickeywiki.com/index.php?title=Town_Square_Theater#cite_note-widen-1.
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Music Licensed from Soundstripe:

  • A Walk in the Park (Liberty)
  • Acoustic Kinetic (Sounds Like Sander)
  • Age of Eschaton (Cody Martin)
  • As I Dream (Moments)
  • At First Sight (Sounds Like Sander)
  • Ballerina Cantina (Dresden, The Flamingo)
  • Big City Christmas (Avocado Junkie)
  • Best Buds (The Night Train)
  • Brought To You By Electric (Electric Organ)
  • Butterflies (Cody Martin)
  • Dawn Awaits (Cody Martin)
  • Detour In Velour (Fairlight)
  • Don't Let Go (Alice in Winter)
  • Free For All (Cast of Characters)
  • Gatsby's Saloon (Dresden, The Flamingo)
  • Good Ole' Days (Dresden, The Flamingo)
  • Help and Hope (Marie)
  • Here and Now (Caleb Etheridge)
  • Home Run (Avocado Junkie)
  • If The Light Fades (Birds of Norway)
  • Look! Over There! (Hale)
  • Magic (Four Trees)
  • Metropolis Daybreak (Cody Martin)
  • Prestige (The Night Train)
  • Rag Deluxe (Avocado Junkie)
  • Raspeebies (Dresden, The Flamingo)
  • Remember You're Beautiful (Cody Martin)
  • Remember When (Shimmer)
  • Room to Grow (Birds of Norway)
  • Starcourt (Falls)
  • Take Care (Alsever Lake)
  • That Warm Quirky Feeling (Avocado Junkie)
  • The Cookie Jar (The Night Train)
  • The Dawn Shard (Cody Martin)
  • Train Ride (Adrian Walther)
  • Twisted Tango (Avocado Junkie)
  • Wesley Swing (Titus)
  • What a Gal (The Night Train)
  • Wonder Waltz (Birds of Norway)
May 23, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Pirates of the Caribbean
34:14

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to both the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland to experience each of their versions of Pirates of the Caribbean.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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May 18, 2020
Marvel This or That: Heroes and Villains
01:45:27

We're continuing our "Marvel-ous May" series with a Marvel This or That episode double-header! On one side of the bracket, we'll place various Marvel heroes into one-on-one face-offs, including Spider-Man, Ant Man, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Rocket and more. On the other side of the bracket, we'll place Marvel villains into a similar competition, including Dormammu, Hela, Ronan, Killmonger, and more. We'll then decide between the winning hero and villain who would win in an ultimate Marvel showdown. Honorable spectators of this competition include Captain America, Iron Man, and Thanos.

Who would you select as the winning Marvel hero and winning Marvel villain from our brackets, and which of those two characters would you think would then win in a face-off? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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May 16, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Up A Great Bird Adventure
31:57

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Disney's Animal Kingdom to experience Up! A Great Bird Adventure.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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May 14, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
17:08

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to the Magic Kingdom to experience Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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May 12, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Sslinky Dog Dash and Toy Story Mania
40:20

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Disney's Hollywood Studios to experience Slinky Dog Dash and Toy Story Mania, both found in Toy Story Land.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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May 10, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: The Seas with Nemo and Friends
22:43

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Epcot to experience The Seas with Nemo and Friends.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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May 08, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Fantasmic
39:42

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Disney's Hollywood Studios to experience Fantasmic.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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May 06, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: it's a small world
19:43

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to the Magic Kingdom to experience it's a small world.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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May 04, 2020
Marvel Moments (Favorite Moments from the MCU)
01:43:15

We're kicking off our "Marvel-ous May" series by counting down our favorite moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Whether these moments make us laugh, cry, cheer, or simply watch our childhood heroes come to life on the big screen, there's no doubting the impact that Marvel Entertainment has had on box office audiences for more than a decade. From Iron Man to Captain America, Thor to Doctor Strange, Black Widow to Spider-Man, Avengers to Guardians of the Galaxy, and more, this fun discussion is the best way to kick off a truly Marvelous month.

Special thanks to Matthew and Jeff from the MCU Podcast for lending their time and opinions to this episode. Be sure to follow their podcast and social media profiles below:

Which moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe do you love most? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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May 02, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Festival of the Lion King
36:29

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Disney's Animal Kingdom to experience Festival of the Lion King.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Apr 30, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Tower of Terror
24:23

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Disney's Hollywood Studios to experience The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Apr 28, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Impressions de France
24:17

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Epcot to experience Impressions de France.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Apr 26, 2020
Leslie Iwerks (Producer of The Imagineering Story and The Pixar Story)
57:06

Leslie Iwerks is an Academy Award® and Emmy® nominated director and producer and the founder of Iwerks and Co. Over a span of more than 10 years, Leslie has produced films that include The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks StoryThe Pixar StoryIndustrial Light and Magic: Creating the Impossible, League of Legends Origins, and most recently, The Imagineering Story, which is now available to stream on Disney+. Leslie is also the granddaughter of Ub Iwerks and the daughter of Don Iwerks, two legendary icons in Disney history.

In this episode, we'll discuss Leslie's filmmaking career with a particular focus on The Imagineering Story, her advice for aspiring Imagineers, and her family history. Thanks again to Leslie for taking the time to chat with me!

Which of Leslie Iwerks's films do you love most, and what is your favorite episode of The Imagineering Story? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

Also be sure to connect with Iwerks & Co. online:

 

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Apr 25, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Haunted Mansion Holiday
23:09

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Disneyland to experience Haunted Mansion Holiday.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Apr 24, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Rivers of Light We Are One
34:33

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Disney's Animal Kingdom to experience Rivers of Light - We Are One.

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Apr 22, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
36:20

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Disney's Hollywood Studios to experience Rock 'n' Roller Coaster: Starring Aerosmith (all 5 limo soundtracks).

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Apr 20, 2020
Tony Bancroft (Director of Mulan, Disney Animator)
01:26:47

Tony Bancroft is an iconic Disney animator from the Disney Renaissance. As an award-winning animator and director, he has produced some iconic characters that Disney fans know and love to this day, including Pumbaa from The Lion King, Iago from Aladdin, Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast, and many more. Tony also co-directed Mulan (1998) with Barry Cook and went on to develop various other projects at Disney and beyond. Today, Tony co-hosts an animation-focused podcast with his twin brother, Tom Bancroft, and teaches at Azusa Pacific University while continuing to work on an array of animated film and television projects.

In this episode, we'll discuss Tony's expansive and impressive career, his advice for aspiring animators, and his work with some other famed animators and directors. It was a pleasure chatting with him and I cannot wait to share this episode with all of you!

Which of Tony Bancroft's movies or creations do you love most? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

Also be sure to connect with Tony on Social Media, purchase his book, and follow his podcast:

  • Book: https://www.amazon.com/Directing-Animation-Behind-Scenes-Greats/dp/0240818024
  • Podcast: https://taughtbyapro.com/category/podcasts/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pumbaaguy/
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/pumbaaguy1
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebancroftbros/

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Apr 18, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Hall of Presidents
30:38

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to the Magic Kingdom to experience the Hall of Presidents.

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Apr 16, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: World of Color Seasons of Light
29:06

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Disney California Adventure Park to experience World of Color: Seasons of Light (viewable during the holiday season).

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Apr 15, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Jungle Cruise
28:12

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to the Magic Kingdom to experience Jungle Cruise.

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Apr 14, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Mickey's Boo to You Halloween Parade
21:09

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to the Magic Kingdom to experience Mickey's Boo to You Halloween Party (a special parade offered during Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party).

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Apr 13, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Awesome Planet
26:27

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Epcot to experience Awesome Planet.

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Apr 12, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Na'vi River Journey + Swotu Waya
35:05

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Disney's Animal Kingdom to experience Swotu Waya (the drum ceremony show in Pandora - the World of Avatar) and Na'vi River Journey.

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Apr 11, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: The Haunted Mansion
29:18

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to the Magic Kingdom to experience The Haunted Mansion.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Apr 10, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Mission Space
23:12

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Epcot to experience Mission: Space.

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Apr 09, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Indiana Jones Adventure
25:57

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Disneyland to experience Indiana Jones Adventure.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Apr 08, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: American Adventure + Voices of Liberty
58:01

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Epcot to experience the Voices of Liberty and The American Adventure.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Apr 07, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Journey of the Little Mermaid
21:06

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to the Magic Kingdom to experience Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Apr 06, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: IllumiNations Reflections of Earth
31:08

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Epcot to experience IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Apr 05, 2020
Epcot Canada Far and Wide (O' Canada)
01:02:14

The Canada Pavilion first opened at Epcot on October 1, 1982 (the same day that the park opened at Walt Disney World). In addition to its beautiful design, the Canada pavilion also features a CircleVision film attraction called "Canada: Far and Wide", which debuted in January 2020 and replaced the former attraction called "O Canada". Narrated by Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy, Canada Far and Wide takes Epcot guests on an enchanting journey through the nation that will inspire anyone to take a visit to the real place.

In this episode, we'll discuss the history of this Epcot pavilion, including the former O Canada film versions, and take you on a binaural journey to experience the show in 360-degree audio.

Where does the Canada pavilion rank on your list of favorite pavilions at Epcot? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Apr 04, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: It's Tough to Be a Bug
32:05

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Disney's Animal Kingdom to experience It's Tough to Be a Bug.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Apr 03, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Journey Into Imagination with Figment
19:26

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Epcot to experience Journey Into Imagination with Figment.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Apr 02, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Radiator Springs Racers
26:01

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Disney California Adventure Park to experience Radiator Springs Racers.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Apr 01, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Happily Ever After
28:39

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Magic Kingdom to experience Happily Ever After.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Mar 31, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Country Bear Jamboree
22:05

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Magic Kingdom to experience Country Bear Jamboree.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Mar 30, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Gran Fiesta Tour and Frozen Ever After
22:05

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Epcot to experience Gran Fiesta Tour (in the Mexico Pavilion) and Frozen Ever After (in the Norway Pavilion).

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Mar 29, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Space and Hyperspace Mountain
26:38

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Disneyland to experience Space Mountain and Hyperspace Mountain.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Mar 28, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Carousel of Progress
31:02

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Magic Kingdom to experience Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Mar 27, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Splash Mountain
27:21

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Magic Kingdom to experience Splash Mountain.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Mar 26, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Soarin' Around the World
26:34

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Epcot to experience Soarin' Around the World.

What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Mar 25, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Test Track
26:35

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Epcot to experience Test Track.

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Mar 24, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Living with the Land
27:43

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Epcot to experience Living with the Land.

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Mar 23, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Epcot Forever
22:46

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Epcot to experience Epcot Forever.

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Mar 22, 2020
James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin on Broadway, Hamilton, Rapunzel's Tangled Adventures)
01:15:38

Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart is perhaps best known as the Genie in the original cast of Disney's Aladdin the Broadway Musical, but his portfolio spans well beyond this role to a number of impressive performances. James has also performed as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton: An American Musical, Bobby in the original cast of Memphis, Lance Strongbow in Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure (available on Disney Channel and Disney+), Coriolanus Burt in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (available on Netflix), and so much more. He's also a Disney and Marvel geek at heart who has now written three issues for Marvel Comic Presents.

In this episode, we'll discuss James's expansive career; his love of all things Disney; his work with the likes of Alan Menken, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Freeman and beyond; and of course his advice for aspiring performers. It was a pleasure chatting with him and I cannot wait to share this episode with all of you!

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Mar 21, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Enchanted Tiki Room
22:18

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Magic Kingdom to experience Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room.

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Mar 20, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Rise of the Resistance
44:11

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Disney's Hollywood Studios to experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

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Mar 19, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Muppet Vision 3D
29:21

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Disney's Hollywood Studios to experience Muppet Vision 3D.

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Mar 18, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Mickey's Philharmagic
23:36

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Magic Kingdom to experience Mickey's Philharmagic.

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Mar 17, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Kilimanjaro Safaris
28:29

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Disney's Animal Kingdom to experience Kilimanjaro Safaris.

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Mar 16, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Flight of Passage
27:49

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Disney's Animal Kingdom to experience Flight of Passage.

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Mar 15, 2020
Imagineer Adventures: Spaceship Earth
28:49

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.

In today's episode, we'll journey to Epcot to experience Spaceship Earth.

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Mar 14, 2020
Festival of the Lion King at Disney's Animal Kingdom
51:45

Festival of the Lion King was an opening day attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom when it opened at Walt Disney World on April 22, 1998. Throughout the last 22 years, the show hasn't changed much (other than a location change from Camp Minnie-Mickey to Africa) because it remains a fan favorite devoted to the 1994 Disney animated film.

In this episode, we'll discuss The Festival of the Lion King in detail, covering its history, details, fun facts, and a binaural recording of the full attraction from 2019. We'll also discuss why it's a must-see attraction at Walt Disney World and is especially perfect for families with young kids.

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Mar 07, 2020
"Yehaa" Bob Jackson (Legacy Cast Member, Port Orleans Riverside)
50:01

"Yehaa" Bob Jackson is a Disney Legacy Cast Member who has been performing at the River Roost Lounge at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort for more than 23 years (dating back to the days when the resort was known as Disney's Dixie Landings Resort). Bob's show is one that many visitors to Walt Disney World know well. Personally, many of my Disney trips as a kid were spent at Port Orleans Riverside and included an evening or two watching Bob's performance. When you watch Bob perform, it's incredible to witness his energy and stamina. His show is so electric that even minutes into his performance, kids and adults of all ages are doing loud Tarzan roars, forming conga lines, and singing classic Disney songs from the top of their lungs. Outside of Disney, Bob also performs for Gives Kids the World, for the Orange County Library system, and for his local church in Orlando, and he continues to compose new music, now completing his 15th original album.

In today's episode, I have the honor of chatting with Bob about his legacy at Disney, the origins of "Yehaa" Bob as a character and of his show at Walt Disney World, his musical compositions, and more.

A very special thanks to Bob for lending three songs for us to share on this podcast episode as well, including his original song, "Near the Fire of Life" (played in the show intro), and his covers of the classic Disney songs, "Hakuna Matata" (originally written by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice for "The Lion King") and "Let's Go Fly a Kite" (originally written by Richard and Robert Sherman for "Mary Poppins"), both played at the very end of the episode.

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Feb 22, 2020
Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom
54:02

The Hall of Presidents was an opening day attraction at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World (opening day was October 1, 1971), but its history goes all the way back to Walt Disney and his team of WED Enterprise Imagineers in 1957. In addition to some incredible history, the Hall of Presidents is also perhaps the most authentic Magic Kingdom attraction. Disney even went so far as to affect a change in United States federal law to create a truly authentic experience for guests, which we'll discuss in this episode (I'll even reference the specific law, which took some digging to find).

In this episode, we'll discuss The Hall of Presidents in detail, covering its history, details, connection to Walt Disney, and a binaural recording of the full attraction from 2019. We'll also discuss why it's a must-see attraction at Walt Disney World.

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Feb 15, 2020
Bob Gurr (Disney Legend, Walt Disney Imagineer)
01:35:48

Bob Gurr's career is one many Disney fans know well. After being hired by Walt Disney to join WED Enterprises in 1954, Bob went on to build vehicles, ride systems, and other designs for a wide range of classic Disneyland and Walt Disney World attractions. For example, Bob created the vehicles for Autopia, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the Haunted Mansion, and the Ford Magic Skyway. He also designed the original version of the Disneyland and Walt Disney World monorails, the mechanics for Walt's Abraham Lincoln animatronic (as seen in Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln at the 1964 World's Fair), the omnimover ride system, and the world's first tubular steel roller coaster—Matterhorn Bobsleds. After concluding his career with Disney in 1981, Bob went on to design over 150 projects for Universal Studios, Steven Spielberg, Michael Jackson, and more. For his contributions to the theme park industry, Bob has been honored with the Disney Legends award, his own window on Main Street USA at Disneyland, and the Themed Entertainment Association's lifetime achievement award, which also places him on the judging committee for the association's annual theme park awards.

Bob is still very active today at the age of 88. His current projects include:

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Feb 08, 2020
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
01:22:43

"Execute order 66!" For Emperor Palpatine that might mean one thing, but for Imagineer Podcast it means it's time to discuss Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. This innovative attraction opened in Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World on December 5, 2019 and at Disneyland California on January 17, 2020. This attraction might very well be the best theme park attraction ever created, with a captivating storyline told seamlessly from beginning to end, a thrilling ride design, multiple preshows and ride experiences, impeccable attention to detail, stunning special effects, and so much more. Scott Trowbridge and his team of Walt Disney Imagineers have created a genius attraction in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and I believe it's a masterpiece that Walt would be proud to see come to life.

In this episode, we'll dive into Rise of the Resistance in detail, covering its storyline, special effects, ride design and sequences, music, Cast Member interactions, and a binaural recording of the full attraction from its opening week at Walt Disney World.

What do you love most about Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance? Where does it rank on your list of favorite attractions? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Jan 25, 2020
Disney Plus: Our Favorite Movies, Series, and Documentaries
01:48:33

Disney Plus launched this November and has already delighted millions of fans with countless on-demand movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and Fox. With so much to choose from, I gathered together a few members of the Imagineer Society to discuss our favorites and share our recommendations for what to watch next.

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Jan 11, 2020
Disney Q&A with Host Matthew Krul
01:11:48

At least once every month, I open up Instagram and engage in a live Q&A discussion with some of the Instagrammers who follow Imagineer Podcast. Because not everybody has Instagram, I decided to record one of these events as a bonus episode for the show. Since the discussions cover a wide range of tips and ideas for Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney+ (Disney Plus), and more, my hope is that you'll find the discussion interesting and perhaps will consider following me on Instagram for future Q&A's (although you don't have to wait for one to appear to ask me a question; simply DM me and I'll get back to you as soon as I can).

Speaking of which, what other questions can I help to answer over the air on a future episode? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Jan 04, 2020
Epcot Candlelight Processional with Gary Sinise
01:11:15

The Candlelight Processional has been a part of Disney history since Disneyland's opening year, 1955, when Walt Disney invited 12 Dickens Carolers from the University of South Carolina to sing Christmas carols throughout the park. Since that day, the Candlelight has been an annual tradition at Disneyland, and an annual tradition at Walt Disney World since its opening year, 1971. Since 1994, Candlelight Processional has taken place at Epcot's America Gardens Theater, and I had the pleasure of attending this year's event with celebrity narrator Gary Sinise thanks to a trip #hosted by Academy Travel (I encourage you to plan a trip for the holidays next year using their free service, which can actually help you save money: https://apps.itams.com/AcademyCRM/form/waltdisney/IP). In this episode, we'll discuss the history of the Candlelight Processional, and I'll take you along with me to experience this year's event.

What are your holiday traditions, do they include any Disney magic at home or away from home, and have you ever attended the Candlelight Processional? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Dec 25, 2019
Test Track at Epcot
49:00

Test Track has been a fan favorite at Walt Disney World since it opened at Epcot in 1999, but its history with Walt Disney Imagineering dates back as far as 1976 when Bob Gurr met with Bill Mitchell (then General Motors Head of Design) to discuss a potential partnership between Disney and GM. When it replaced World of Motion, Test Track became the fastest attraction not only at Walt Disney World but at any Disney Park around the world, a title it still holds 20 years later. In this episode, we'll dive into the history of Test Track, discuss some fun ride details and trivia, and enjoy a binaural recording of both the original and current versions of Test Track. 

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Dec 21, 2019
Disney This or That Volume 3 (Disney Duos)
01:44:25

It's time for another exciting episode of Disney This or That! While Volume 1 compared Disney animated heroes and Volume 2 compared Disney animated villains, in Volume 3 we will pick our favorite Disney Duo from the world of Walt Disney Animation and Pixar. In particular, we'll begin with a preselected group of 16 famous Disney Duos and utilize a bracket-style tournament to narrow the list down to one winner. Who will win this episode? Tune in to find out!

From the preselected list, who would you choose as the best Disney Duo? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Dec 14, 2019
Stacey J Aswad (Host of Must Do Disney at Walt Disney World)
01:14:03

One of the many pleasures of visiting the Walt Disney World Resort is turning on your in-room TV to Must Do Disney (formerly known as the Top 7 Must Sees at Walt Disney World), and if you've turned on this station at any point since May 5, 2005, Stacey J. Aswad has been your host. For the last 15 years, Stacey has guided us through Walt Disney World, telling us the must-do attractions at the four Walt Disney World theme parks, two water parks, Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney), and countless other recreation and activities around the resorts.

In this episode, I have the honor of chatting with Stacey directly about her work for Disney, her early life growing up in upstate New York, her career since graduating from the prestigious Julliard School in New York City, her championship roller skating skills, her work on VO Buzz Weekly, and more.

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Nov 30, 2019
Thanksgiving Bonus: Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Recap 2019
46:26

With Thanksgiving officially kicking off the winter holiday season here in the United States, I wanted to formally close out the fall season at Disney by sharing some binaural audio of Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (offered as a ticketed event on select nights between August and November at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World). In particular, this episode will include a recording of Mickey's Boo-to-You Parade and the all-new Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular, which debuted this Halloween season.

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Nov 28, 2019
Living with the Land at Epcot
01:04:17

The Land Pavilion has been a staple at Epcot since it opened on the park's official dedication, October 1, 1982. While many guests now visit this pavilion because of the signature attraction, Soarin' (something we'll be sure to cover in a future episode), the other attractions here, especially Living with the Land, have a long, rich history at Walt Disney World. In this episode, we'll discuss how The Land is perhaps the closest to Walt's original vision for EPCOT Center and explore the pavilion's attractions past and present (Listen to the Land, Kitchen Kabaret, Symbiosis, Living with the Land, Food Rocks, Circle of Life: an Environmental Fable, and the various restaurants throughout the pavilion's history).

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Nov 16, 2019
Jim Sarno (Walt Disney Imagineer)
01:10:26

Jim Sarno was a Walt Disney Imagineer working on the opening team for Epcot. He worked in the model shop with Harriet Burns, Joe Rohde, and many more classic Imagineers. Working on many of the pavilions we know and love at Epcot - including The Land Pavilion, Imagination Pavilion, Communicore, and Spaceship Earth - Jim was responsible for creating SMRT-1, the fountain that once lived in the center of the Land Pavilion, and much more.

In this episode, I interview Jim as we discuss how he came to work at Walt Disney Imagineering, the projects he worked on, and advice he has for those looking to work for Walt Disney Imagineering in the future.

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Huge thank you once again to Jim for being my special guest on this podcast episode!

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Nov 02, 2019
Bret Iwan (the Voice of Mickey Mouse)
01:03:03

Bret Iwan has been the official voice of Mickey Mouse for the last 10 years and is only the fourth voice actor in Mickey's lifetime to officially play the role (first was Walt Disney, then Jimmy MacDonald, then Wayne Allwine). Whether it's Disney on Ice, a new attraction in the Disney Parks, a video game, TV show or animated short, Bret is the one who gets to bring Mickey's voice to life.

In this episode, I have the honor of interviewing Bret as we discuss his love of Disney from the time he was a kid, his original career interests, how he came to play the role of Mickey, and what it means to play the most iconic character in history. You're not going to want to miss this one!

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Oct 19, 2019
Bonus Episode: We Go On (IllumiNations Final Show)
48:11

This episode is my love letter to IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. On September 30, 2019, I was lucky enough to be in attendance of this Epcot nighttime spectacular's final curtain call. In the spirit of nostalgia, I turned on the mics and stood in the back of the crowd to record the best audio I possibly could for YOU, the Imagineer Podcast listener, so you could be with me at the final showing through this episode! So grab some headphones, pull up your favorite armchair, and enjoy this bonus episode of Imagineer Podcast, featuring my longest end credit audio ever (a grand exit for a grand show).

How many times have you seen IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth? What's your favorite part? Where does it rank on your list of favorite nighttime shows? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Oct 12, 2019
McNair Wilson (Walt Disney Imagineer, Author of "Hatch!")
01:30:07

McNair Wilson is a retired Walt Disney Imagineer who coined the term "Streetmosphere" (now commonly used in the theme park industry) and created street theater performances across the Disney Parks, especially at Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios (at the time it was still called Disney-MGM Studios). McNair is also responsible for creating the name "Downtown Disney" and for creating the Adventurers Club at Pleasure Island. In addition, NcNair developed concepts for many of the Disney attractions we know and love today, most notably the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

In this podcast episode, I have the pleasure of chatting directly with McNair about his work at Walt Disney Imagineering and his experiences meeting and working with Claude Coats, Marty Sklar, Michael Eisner, Frank Wells, Mel Brooks, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and even Walt Disney.

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Huge thank you once again to McNair for being my special guest on this podcast episode! You can learn more about him and his book (which I have read and recommend) at the links below.

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Oct 05, 2019
Harriet Burns, First Lady of Walt Disney Imagineering (Interview with Granddaughter Haley Clair)
01:11:46

Harriet Burns was known as Walt Disney's First Lady of Imagineering, not only because of her contributions to the organization but also because she truly was the first woman hired at WDI in a creative capacity. Harriet is a Disney Legend and even has a window on Main Street U.S.A. at Disneyland. Working directly with Walt Disney, Harriet helped to create many of the classic attractions we know and love today, including Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Matterhorn Bobsleds, the Carousel of Progress, and Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. She also built the robin that Mary Poppins sings "Spoonful of Sugar" to in the original film. Harriet passed away in 2008, but her legacy still lives on today.

In this episode, I have the distinct privilege of interviewing Haley Clair, the granddaughter of Harriet Burns. Haley and I chat about her grandmother's life, legacy, work at Walt Disney Imagineering, and interactions with Walt Disney.

Which of Harriet Burn's creations do you love most? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

Huge thank you once again to Haley Clair for being my special guest on this podcast episode! You can learn more about Haley and about her family's book (all about Harriet Burns) at the links below.

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Sep 21, 2019
Bonus Episode: D23 Expo 2019 Recap
01:54:21

This year, The Walt Disney Company made hundreds of announcements at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. Even as I was preparing this list of major announcements, I was amazed at how much Disney news was revealed between Disney Plus, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, Walt Disney Animation, Disney Studios, Disney Legends, and the Disney Parks and Resorts. Some of the biggest highlights include updates about Epcot's future, Marvel Avengers Campus coming to Disney California Adventure, two new Pixar films, incredible new shows coming to Disney Plus, and so much more. In this bonus episode, we'll recap the major highlights from D23 Expo 2019 and share our thoughts and opinions about the future of Disney.

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Huge thank you to Kristi of The Kingdom Insider for lending her expertise to this episode of Imagineer Podcast. You can follow The Kingdom Insider in several places:

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Sep 14, 2019
The American Adventure at Epcot (and the Voices of Liberty)
01:14:27

The American Adventure was an opening day attraction at Epcot on October 1, 1982, and has been a part of the park's history ever since. Whenever I take a trip to Walt Disney World, I always enjoy experiencing this attraction, so in today's episode, we'll talk about the history of the show, share some fun facts and details you might not have known about this attraction and pavilion, and share a binaural 360-degree audio recording of the American Adventure and the Voices of Liberty.

What do you love most about The American Adventure? If you haven't experienced it before, which show in World Showcase at Epcot is your favorite? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Sep 07, 2019
The Haunted Mansion (Walt Disney's Masterpiece)
01:53:35

The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park just celebrated its 50th anniversary, so now more than ever seems the perfect time to discuss this classic attraction. Of all the attractions at Disney Parks around the world, there are few that can beat The Haunted Mansion's popularity. Although there have been a few incremental updates to the original versions at Disneyland Park in California and Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, the rides remain virtually the same as they were when they first opened, including the special effects. In today's episode, we'll dive into the history and details of The Haunted Mansion, and we'll ride through the attraction together via binaural audio.

What do you love most about The Haunted Mansion? Which version of this attraction is your favorite? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Aug 24, 2019
Run Disney: Part 2 (Marathon Weekend Experience)
01:06:12

Some of the biggest events of the year at Walt Disney World are the RunDisney races. There are so many aspects of RunDisney that make it special: it turns runners into Disney fans and Disney fans into runners, it encourages people to be their very best, and it creates a positive community of goal-setting go-getters, just to mention a few! In this two-part series, our group discusses everything you need to know about RunDisney, including which races to choose, how to register, how to plan your Walt Disney World vacation around the events, how to train for the races, the RunDisney experience, and the emotional gratification of completing a RunDisney event.

Which RunDisney events have you done before (and how many)? Are there any additional tips you would offer first-time runners? If you haven't run with RunDisney before, which race do you think you might start with? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Aug 10, 2019
Run Disney: Part 1 (Planning, Registration, Training)
01:06:09

Some of the biggest events of the year at Walt Disney World are the RunDisney races. There are so many aspects of RunDisney that make it special: it turns runners into Disney fans and Disney fans into runners, it encourages people to be their very best, and it creates a positive community of goal-setting go-getters, just to mention a few! In this two-part series, our group discusses everything you need to know about RunDisney, including which races to choose, how to register, how to plan your Walt Disney World vacation around the events, how to train for the races, the RunDisney experience, and the emotional gratification of completing a RunDisney event.

Which RunDisney events have you done before (and how many)? Are there any additional tips you would offer first-time runners? If you haven't run with RunDisney before, which race do you think you might start with? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Aug 03, 2019
Daniel Morris (Disney English Instructor, Author of "Teaching with Disney")
01:09:25

There's no denying Disney's cultural impact on the world. Ever since Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse in 1928, countless cultures around the globe have come to recognize the three-circled Disney icon. A smaller facet of Disney's cultural impact that not many know about is an international program known as Disney English, a division of Disney Publishing through which Cast Members teach English language courses (utilizing some Disney magic) to students in various countries. In this episode, I chat with Daniel Morris, a former Disney English Cast Member and author of the book, Teaching with Disney: A Memoir of Disney English, about his experiences with this part of the organization.

If you were to build a new Disney theme park around the world, which new location would you select? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

Special thanks to Daniel Morris for being my special guest for this episode! If you'd like to learn more about his book, please visit http://themeparkpress.com/books/teaching-disney.htm.

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Jul 20, 2019
Spaceship Earth at Epcot
01:18:23

Spaceship Earth is an icon not just at Walt Disney World but anywhere. The architecture of the geodesic sphere is one recognized around the world, and the attraction you can find inside it is a Disney classic. Spaceship Earth is the signature attraction at Epcot and in many ways pays tribute to Walt Disney himself. In our golden podcast episode, we'll explore the history of Spaceship Earth and discuss its significance for the Walt Disney Company.

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Jul 06, 2019
Best Places to Eat at Disneyland
01:40:51

They call Disneyland "the happiest place on Earth", and one of the aspects of Disneyland that makes it a happy place to be is the food. Whether you're looking for a snack, a quick-service meal, or a fine dining experience, the Disneyland Resort has so much to offer with an array of choices at Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, the Disneyland Hotel, Disney's Grand Californian Resort & Spa, Paradise Pier Hotel, and Downtown Disney. In today's episode, I chat with Amanda, Genna and Kara of Disneyland Foodies to discuss our favorite places to eat at Disneyland.

What is your favorite place to eat at Disneyland (and your favorite food or beverage item)? If you haven't head made the trip to Disneyland, which location or food/beverage item is at the top of your list? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Jun 22, 2019
Most Romantic Spots at Walt Disney World
01:27:49

Walt Disney World is "the most magical place on Earth", and that tagline takes on greater meaning when you're visiting this destination with the person you love. While Walt Disney World is the family vacation capital of the world, it also provides a romantic escape for couples of all ages. In today's episode, I chat with my wife, Joanna, along with Brendan and Katherine Wright of the Detour to Neverland Podcast to discuss our favorite romantic spots at the Disney Parks and Resorts in Florida.

What is your favorite romantic spot at Walt Disney World? Do you know anyone who got engaged at the most magical place on Earth? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Jun 08, 2019
Best Disney Attractions Without a Height Requirement
01:39:20

When you visit Walt Disney World, especially with small kids, it's often worth knowing the family-friendly attractions that don't require a particular height to ride. In many cases, these Disney attractions are also the ones we have the fondest memories experiencing, whether it be "it's a small world", Peter Pan's Flight, Spaceship Earth, and more. In this episode, I chat with Jamie and Kristi of Hakuna Moscato Moms to discuss our favorite Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom attractions that don't feature a height requirement.

Which of these Disney attractions would make your top 10 list? Which did you enjoy the most as a kid (or as a parent with kids)? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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May 25, 2019
Ellen's Energy Adventure at Epcot (Universe of Energy)
01:02:17

Ellen's Energy Adventure was the second (and last) attraction to be featured at the Universe of Energy Pavilion in Future World at Epcot. After it opened in 1996, it quickly became a classic and could be found at Epcot until its closing day in August 2017. Starring Ellen Degeneres and Bill Nye the Science Guy, Ellen's Energy Adventure took Guests on an entertaining, educational, family-friendly, and often hilarious journey through the world of energy.

What are your thoughts about Ellen's Energy Adventure? What do you love most about this attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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May 18, 2019
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios
01:01:38

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has been delighting (and horrifying) Guests at Walt Disney World since 1994. It set new records at Disney-MGM Studios (now Disney's Hollywood Studios) when it opened and still remains one of the most thrilling attractions at any Disney Park. What makes the attraction a true classic, though, is the incredible detail that went into its design. The backstory, the details, and the overall experience have earned Tower of Terror a strong reputation. In fact, many consider it to be the best attraction that Walt Disney Imagineering has ever created. In this episode, we'll explore the history, details, and facts that make Tower of Terror so incredible, and we'll ride this attraction together through binaural 360 degree audio.

How does the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror rank on your list of Disney attractions? What do you love most about this ride? Which version is your favorite? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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May 11, 2019
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge (What to Expect)
01:10:48

Happy Star Wars Day! Star Wars Galaxy's Edge was first announced back at the D23 Expo in August 2015 for Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resort. Since then, Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm have given us only sneak peaks of what we can come to expect. In this special May 4th episode, we'll uncover what we've learned so far in this mostly spoiler-free episode. We'll discuss what to expect from the food, merchandise, land, and of course the major attractions, including Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run, and Rise of the Resistance. Star Wars Galaxy's Edge will open its doors at Disneyland Park on May 31, 2019 and at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World on August 29, 2019. Rise of the Resistance will not be open on these dates but is expected to open its doors later in 2019.

What are you looking forward to most from Star Wars Galaxy's Edge? What other surprises do you think might be in store? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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May 04, 2019
Muppet Vision 3D at Disney's Hollywood Studios
56:41

On the surface, it might seem like Muppet Vision 3D is just a simple 3D attraction, but it has a rather rich history, a ton of detail, and some fun facts you might not know. In this episode, we'll uncover more about Muppet Vision 3D and take a binaural ride through of this show.

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Apr 20, 2019
Best Disney Area Music Loops (Walt Disney World and Disneyland)
01:37:25

The music at Walt Disney World is more than just a series of random songs. It's truly a part of the experience. Whether the music already exists or it's created new for Disney, the Imagineers put so much thought into what you hear at the parks and resorts. In this episode, I'm joined by two music industry experts. Together, we'll dive into our favorite area music loops at Disney and discuss what makes the music at Disney so magical.

Which Disney area loop is your favorite? What do you love most about the music at the parks and resorts? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

In this episode, I mention the area music for a few resorts, which are included in a series of playlists I created on Spotify:

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Apr 06, 2019
Best Disney Dark Rides
01:16:24

Dark ride attractions have been a part of Disney Parks history since 1955. Whether you visit Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland or Shanghai Disneyland, you're bound to find a handful of dark rides to enjoy. In this episode, we'll discuss our favorite Disney dark ride attractions and why we gravitate toward these rides.

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Mar 23, 2019
Epcot Biergarten Dining Review (Germany Pavilion)
01:00:40

Welcome to our first ever live dining review! In this episode, we'll be reviewing the Biergarten full-service restaurant in the World Showcase at Epcot LIVE as we dine! You'll hear 360-degree binaural audio of the full dining experience, including the live show that accompanies your meal when dining here. The Biergarten has been a part of the Epcot experience since 1982 and is perhaps one of the most immersive themed restaurants at Walt Disney World. And the food is pretty spectacular as well!

Which restaurant in the World Showcase at Epcot do you love the most? Which restaurant do you think is the best place to celebrate a special occasion? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Mar 09, 2019
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot
49:33

Illuminations: Reflections of Earth has been delighting Guests at Epcot since 1999. In 2018, the Walt Disney Company announced that Reflections of Earth would see its last show in the summer of 2019 and would be replaced with a new nighttime spectacular. In this episode, we'll pay tribute to Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, discussing its history, story, fun facts, and a binaural recording.

How does Illuminations: Reflections of Earth rank on your list of nighttime shows at Disney? What are you hoping to see from its replacement? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Feb 23, 2019
Best Queues at Walt Disney World
01:23:50

There's an easy way to spot a true Disney fan: they're the ones who rave about waiting in line for an attraction! Why? Waiting in the queue for a Disney attraction is not like waiting in line at your local amusement park. The Imagineers put so much detail into the queue that it really becomes an experience. It's not an inconvenience; it's a part of the journey and the story. In this episode, we'll dive into our favorite queue experiences at Walt Disney World and help to convince you that waiting in standby at Disney (up to a certain threshold of course) is worth taking the time to look around and explore.

Which queues at Walt Disney World do you love the most? Are there any standby queue experiences that you prefer over FastPass? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

Special thanks to Alessa from That Disney Girl for lending her time and expertise to this episode. You can follow her accounts at the links below:

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Feb 09, 2019
Disney This or That Volume 2 (Disney Villains)
01:20:44

Welcome to our second "Disney This or That" podcast episode! As with Volume 1, Disney This or That is a game that is meant to stir up conversation and debate about our Disney favorites - favorite Disney Parks, attractions, movies, snacks, and much more. In today's episode (volume two), we debate who we would pick as the Disney villain most deserving of the title, "villain". To keep things simple, we only discuss a small handful of villains from Disney animated movies. Examples include Scar, Ursula, Hades, Frollo, Gaston and more.

Which Disney animated villain do you think is the most villainous? Would you have chosen a winner differently or do you agree with our group's decision? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

 

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Jan 26, 2019
Disney Magic at Home (Coping with the "Disney Blues")
01:12:26

While we love traveling to the Disney Parks, one of the saddest moments is having to leave. Whether it happens when you're boarding the Magical Express, crossing through the gates from Walt Disney World, boarding your plane, or arriving at your front door, the "Disney blues" are bound to set in at some point. To help cope with these Disney blues, we as Disney fans often purchase merchandise, watch videos, listen to Disney music and even light scented candles to help us rekindle that magic. In today's episode, we'll discuss our favorite ways to bring the Disney magic home with us.

How do you cope with the "Disney blues" after your vacation? What are some of the ways that you bring the magic home with you? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Jan 12, 2019
Trader Sam's Grog Grotto at Disney's Polynesian Resort (Live Experience)
01:17:31

Of all the longes at Walt Disney World, Trader Sam's Grog Grotto might be the best. Although wait times to get in can often skyrocket during peak lounge times, it's worth stopping by this "tropical hideaway" to enjoy the atmosphere, the Easter eggs, the Cast Member entertainment, and of course the food and beverage selections. In this podcast episode, we'll sip on a few beverages and enjoy the ambiance of Trader Sam's at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

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Dec 29, 2018
Pirates of the Caribbean at the Magic Kingdom (Walt Disney World)
41:47

Pirates of the Caribbean is more than just an attraction; it is an entire franchise that has inspired blockbuster movies generating than $4.5 billion at the box office worldwide, produced countless merchandise, and delighted generations of fans since the attraction first debuted at Disneyland in 1967. And it all began with an idea from Walt Disney! In today's episode, we'll explore the history of Pirates of the Caribbean and discuss the specific details of the attraction at the Magic Kingdom. We'll also enjoy some 360 binaural audio of the attraction.

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Dec 15, 2018
Disney This or That Volume 1 (Disney Heroes)
01:36:43

Welcome to our first "Disney This or That" podcast episode! Disney This or That is a game that is meant to stir up conversation and debate about our Disney favorites - favorite Disney Parks, attractions, movies, snacks, and much more. In today's episode (volume one), we debate who we would pick as our favorite Disney hero from the Disney animated movies between 1990 and 2018. Examples include Aladdin, Hercules, Mulan, Moana, Mr. Incredible and more. With so many animated Disney characters to choose from, you'll hear why we had so many differing opinions on the subject.

Which Disney animated hero is your favorite? Would you have chosen a winner differently or do you agree with our group's decision? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Dec 01, 2018
Bonus Episode: World of Color Winter Dreams (Disney California Adventure)
43:44

Happy Holidays! One of my favorite holiday shows at the Disney Parks is World of Color Winter Dreams at Disney California Adventure Park. In this bonus episode, we'll kick off the spirit of the season with some binaural audio of this nighttime winter spectacular.

What's your favorite way to celebrate the holiday season at the Disney Parks and Resorts? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

Dream Team Project: Please help support children in need of school supplies and other equipment this holiday season. Imagineer Podcast has partnered with donorschoose.org, a charity that helps equip teachers and classrooms with the resources they need to help their students build a strong foundation so they can one day make their own dreams come true. Between November 1 and December 31, 2018, 100% of the proceeds from VIP Membership and 50% of the proceeds from podcast merchandise will go straight to Donors Choose. Please also consider making a direct contribution on behalf of our community by visiting https://www.donorschoose.org/imagineerpodcast. Your generosity can mean everything to a student in need!

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Nov 22, 2018
Listener Q&A with Host Matthew Krul
01:14:01

Since I started the Imagineer Podcast, I've had the honor of building so many amazing Disney friendships, and in that span of time, many have reached out to me directly to ask questions regarding vacations to Walt Disney World or Disneyland, becoming a Cast Member for the Walt Disney Company, and even how to stay connected to the magic when back at home. In today's episode, I'll open my inbox (email, Facebook, Instagram and more) and answer many of your Disney-related questions. Answering these questions with me is my good friend, April Beisser, who knows a thing or two about working for the Walt Disney Company and about traveling to the most magical place on earth. You can follow April on Instagram and Facebook at Imagination Destinations by April.

What other questions would you like to ask about Disney? Whether you're looking for vacation advice or simply have a Disney-related question, I would love to answer you in a future episode of this show. Send me your questions or feedback via email or through direct message and I'll be sure to answer in a future episode:

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Nov 17, 2018
Guy Spagnoli (Walt Disney World Engineering)
01:00:37

When I first created the Imagineer Podcast, I wanted to pay homage to Walt Disney Imagineers, the creative geniuses who design and create the Disney Parks & Resorts. That's why I'm incredibly proud to be able to share an interview I had with a retired Engineer, Guy Spagnoli, who knows a thing or two about Walt Disney Imagineering. Guy is not only a gifted and experienced Engineer; he's also a caring Cast Member even to this day (years after officially retiring from the Walt Disney Company). In today's episode, Guy and I chat about his experiences working for the Walt Disney Company and his outlook on what it takes and what it truly means to be a Cast Member for Disney. I think you'll find Guy's story and perspective on life and work to be incredibly inspirational.

What do you find to be most inspirational from Guy's story? What is your dream job at the Walt Disney Company or elsewhere? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

Please also join our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/imagineerpodcast/ and invite your friends to join as well. I encourage you to leave your thoughts and questions in the group (I'm happy to address them on Facebook or over the air), as well as your vacation photos, favorite Disney memories, Disney news, and more. Connect with fellow like-minded Disney fans and Imagineer Podcast listeners. I look forward to seeing you and your Disney friends and family in our Facebook Group!

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Nov 03, 2018
The Timekeeper (Magic Kingdom Extinct Attraction)
48:07

As the Disney Parks continue to evolve, there are times when attractions we love must sadly close to be replaced by another. One of those attractions at the Magic Kingdom was The Timekeeper, a show that existed in Tomorrowland between 1994 and 2006 (and at Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland in the late 1990's and early 2000's). In today's episode, we'll step into our "podcast time machine" to experience Timekeeper at Walt Disney World. We'll also discuss a few fun details and facts that you might not have known about this experience.

Did you get the chance to experience Timekeeper at Magic Kingdom (or even Disneyland Paris or Tokyo Disneyland)? If so, what did you think of the attraction? If you did not get the chance to experience it in person, what do you think of Timekeeper after listening to this episode? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Oct 20, 2018
Bonus Episode: Rope Drop at Flight of Passage (Live Experience)
01:05:08

When you visit Walt Disney World, one of the most important decisions is deciding which attraction to visit first. At Disney's Animal Kingdom, I usually recommend that you head straight to Flight of Passage first thing in the morning (unless you are able to get a FastPass+). In fact, it's usually best to show up at least 30 minutes before the park opens in order to reduce your wait time in the standby queue. In this bonus episode, I'll take you with me for a full ride through Flight of Passage at rope drop. We'll enjoy the ambiant sounds as you walk with me through the queue and then hop on the back of an Ikran (aka a banshee) and take an exhilarating flight through the Valley of Moara in Pandora, the World of Avatar.

Want to skip the line? Skip ahead to 42 minutes.

When you visit Disney's Animal Kingdom or the other Disney Parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, or even Disneyland or Disney California Adventure Park), what are the attractions you like to head to first? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Oct 13, 2018
Disney Partnerships (Pixar, LucasFilm, Marvel, Fox, and Beyond)
01:18:59

Throughout the last few decades and especially in the last 15 years, The Walt Disney Company has engaged in several licensing partnerships and a handful of major acquisitions. Most notably, the last two decades have brought us Pixar, Lucasfilm, Marvel and now Fox, providing so many new opportunities for experiences in the Disney Parks. In this Imagineer Podcast episode, we discuss the significance of these partnerships and acquisitions when it comes to visiting Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and the other international Disney Parks.

What are your thoughts and opinions about these acquisitions and partnerships? Which Pixar, Lucasfilm, or Marvel experience is your favorite at the Disney Parks and Resorts, and what might you expect to see from the acquisition of Fox? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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In this episode, we refer to the book "Creativity Inc.". If you're interested in learning more about this book, please visit http://www.creativityincbook.com (we are not associated with this book or its authors).

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Oct 06, 2018
Mission: SPACE (Green Team) at Epcot
43:05

One of the most intense attractions at Walt Disney World is Mission: SPACE, located in Future World at Epcot. In its current version, Mission: SPACE offers two experiences, Orange Team (the original attraction that takes Guests to Mars on a centrifugal simulator) and Green Team (a tamer version of the attraction that takes Guests on an orbit around the Earth). In today's episode, we'll explore the history and fun facts of this attraction, and we'll also take a ride on Mission: SPACE together (Green team).

Which version of Mission: SPACE do you prefer? How does this attraction rank on your list of favorites at Walt Disney World? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

Please also join our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/imagineerpodcast/ and invite your friends to join as well. I encourage you to leave your thoughts and questions in the group (I'm happy to address them on Facebook or over the air), as well as your vacation photos, favorite Disney memories, Disney news, and more. Connect with fellow like-minded Disney fans and Imagineer Podcast listeners. I look forward to seeing you and your Disney friends and family in our Facebook Group!

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Sep 22, 2018
Epcot France and China Pavilions (Impressions de France and Reflections of China)
01:00:30

Epcot has so many attractions, yet most Guests tend to spend a majority of their time in Future World. When it comes to World Showcase, many skip over the "smaller" attractions, which include Reflections of China and Impressions de France. In today's episode, we'll unwind in World Showcase together and experience these two attractions in binaural audio. Grab your favorite snack or beverage from the China or France pavilion and enjoy the experience!

Which pavilion in World Showcase is your favorite? Which attractions are on your must-do list? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

Please also join our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/imagineerpodcast/ and invite your friends to join as well. I encourage you to leave your thoughts and questions in the group (I'm happy to address them on Facebook or over the air), as well as your vacation photos, favorite Disney memories, Disney news, and more. Connect with fellow like-minded Disney fans and Imagineer Podcast listeners. I look forward to seeing you and your Disney friends and family in our Facebook Group!

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**Show correction: I must have been really thinking of childhood memories saying that Mexico's attraction is El Rio Del Tiempo! The current attraction there is really Gran Fiesta Tour. Now going to YouTube to watch El Rio Del Tiempo videos...

Sep 08, 2018
Best Resorts at Walt Disney World
01:31:51

One of the things that makes a visit to Walt Disney World extra magical is staying at one of the many Resorts on property. With a wide selection of Value, Moderate, Deluxe, and Disney Vacation Club Resorts, Walt Disney World offers an array of hotel experiences. In this episode, we'll explore some of our favorite places to stay, as well as the parts of the Resorts that we love most.

Which Resort at Walt Disney World is your favorite? What do you love most about staying at Disney? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

Please also join our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/imagineerpodcast/ and invite your friends to join as well. I encourage you to leave your thoughts and questions in the group (I'm happy to address them on Facebook or over the air), as well as your vacation photos, favorite Disney memories, Disney news, and more. Connect with fellow like-minded Disney fans and Imagineer Podcast listeners. I look forward to seeing you and your Disney friends and family in our Facebook Group!

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Aug 25, 2018
World of Color: Celebrate at Disney California Adventure
42:03

World of Color has been delighting Guests at Disney California Adventure Park since June 11, 2010. With over 1,200 dancing foutains and incredible special effects, it's one of the most impressive nighttime shows ever designed. World of Color Celebrate was a special overlay during Disneyland's 60th Anniversary (2015) that paid tribute to Walt Disney himself. In today's episode, we discuss World of Color and World of Color Celebrate in greater detail.

Which nighttime show is your favorite at Walt Disney World or Disneyland? What do you love most about World of Color? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

Please also join our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/imagineerpodcast/ and invite your friends to join as well. I encourage you to leave your thoughts and questions in the group (I'm happy to address them on Facebook or over the air), as well as your vacation photos, favorite Disney memories, Disney news, and more. Connect with fellow like-minded Disney fans and Imagineer Podcast listeners. I look forward to seeing you and your Disney friends and family in our Facebook Group!

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Aug 11, 2018
Best Quick-Service Dining at Walt Disney World
01:22:21

Walt Disney World features some of the best dining opportunities at any major theme park, and that includes the Quick-Service locations. In this podcast episode, we'll uncover our favorite places to eat for a quick bite at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom. We'll also discuss our favorite places for a quick meal outside the parks including Disney Springs and the Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

What are your favorite Quick-Service locations across Walt Disney World? Send me your answers and feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Jul 28, 2018
Bonus Episode: Expedition Everest
18:49

Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain has been delighting Guests at Disney's Animal Kingdom since 2006. As the premier roller coaster at the park, this attraction features so many incredible details and quite a rich backstory. In this bonus episode, we'll uncover the full story of the attraction, details, engineering and more fun facts.

What do you love most about Expedition Everest? What is your favorite fun fact from this episode? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

Please also join our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/imagineerpodcast/ and invite your friends to join as well. I encourage you to leave your thoughts and questions in the group (I'm happy to address them on Facebook or over the air), as well as your vacation photos, favorite Disney memories, Disney news, and more. Connect with fellow like-minded Disney fans and Imagineer Podcast listeners. I look forward to seeing you and your Disney friends and family in our Facebook Group!

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Jul 21, 2018
Horizons (Epcot Extinct Attraction)
41:57

"If you can dream it, you can do it!" I sign off every podcast episode with this philosophy, and Horizons at Epcot was the attraction that brought this mantra to life. Although this attraction has been extinct since 1999, it has won over the hearts and imaginations of millions of Guests around the world, and its optimism and spirit are still celebrated today. In this episode, we dive into the history and facts of this classic attraction, as well as an on-ride experience of this famous omnimover.

What are your thoughts about this attraction? Did you have the chance to ride Horizons when it was open? I would love to hear your thoughts! Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Jul 14, 2018
Best Ways to Cool Off at Walt Disney World
01:21:29

If you're traveling to Walt Disney World in the summer, it's important to prepare for the heat and humidity. Central Florida between late May and early October can get incredibly hot, especially during the peak times in July and August when the parks are the most crowded. Knowing how to stay cool can make your vacation more enjoyable and help you feel your best each day. On today's episode, we sit down to explore the best ways to cool off at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom, plus some other ways to keep cool when you're not visiting the parks. Special thanks to Chris and Joanna for lending their voices and tips on this episode!

How do you stay cool in the parks? What tips would you have for Guests (especially first-timers) visiting Walt Disney World in the summer? I would love to hear your thoughts! Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Jun 30, 2018
Disney's Extinct Attractions (What We Miss Most)
01:18:21

Whether your first trip to Walt Disney World was 1971 or 2001, there are attractions that have come and gone throughout the course of the park's history. As Walt Disney once said, "Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world." While the changes made are often for the best (and the new attractions are ones that we grow to love), there is always a part of us that misses our old favorites. In today's episode, we explore that very topic to identify the extinct attractions at Disney that we miss or missed.

Special thanks to John and Ann Marie for lending their voices and opinions to this show! You can learn more about their podcast (Central Florida Sights and Sounds) by visiting http://www.cfsas.com.

Which of Disney's extinct attractions do you miss the most? Which did you never get to experience that you wish you could today? I would love to hear your thoughts! Send me your feedback via email or through direct message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Jun 16, 2018
Best Disney Movie Soundtracks
01:35:31

One of the many reasons we love Disney movies is the amazing soundtracks that countless artists, musicians, producers and composers work so hard to create. The music of the Disney movies helps to capture the emotions we feel while watching our favorite films, sometimes without even a single lyric. In this podcast episode, a small group of us sit around the table to chat about our top 10 Disney soundtracks, including music from Disney's animated and live action films, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. Some choices might even surprise you. Special thanks to Joanna, Jenn and Sara for lending their voices and opinions.

What are your favorite Disney soundtracks? I would love to hear your thoughts! Send me your feedback via email or through direct message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

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Jun 02, 2018
Main Street Electrical Parade at Walt Disney World
45:04

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the Imagineer Podcast proudly presents a spectacular festival pageant of nighttime magic and imagination. Learn the history and details of the Main Street Electrical Parade, the longest parade to ever run at the Disney Parks and Resorts from Disneyland to Walt Disney World and even across the globe (Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris).

What is your earliest memory of the Main Street Electrical Parade? If you haven't seen it, which Disney parade is most nostalgic for you? Send me your feedback via email or through direct message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:

 

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May 19, 2018
Best Full Service Dining at Walt Disney World
01:16:46

Sit back and "be our guest" in this podcast episode as we discuss our favorite full-service restaurants across the Walt Disney World Resort, from the Magic Kingdom to Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and more. We share our favorite restaurants for food, ambiance, characters, and all-you-care-to-eat fare, plus our favorite moments and experiences dining across Walt Disney World. We may even sneak a quick-service location or two as honorable mentions.

What are some of your favorite full-service restaurants across Walt Disney World, Disneyland, the Disney Cruise Line, and the international Disney Parks and Resorts? Let me know through an email or a private or public message on any of the following channels and I may read them on the air in a future episode:

 

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During the podcast, we also mentioned the Disney Food Blog and Walter and Rosie Candle Co. Neither is a sponsor of this episode or affiliated with the Imagineer Podcast in any way, but I wanted to make sure to link there in case you'd like to learn more about Disney Dining and Disney-inspired candles.

WARNING: Don't listen hungry.

Bon appetit and enjoy!

 

May 05, 2018
Disney's Magical Express (Getting from Orlando Airport to Walt Disney World)
52:04

One of the best part's of any trip to Walt Disney World (if you fly into Orlando International Airport) is boarding Disney's Magical Express, a complimentary service that Disney offers to Guests staying at a participating Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

 

In this podcast episode, we hop aboard Disney's Magical Express for a trip from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Disney's Pop Century Resort. I also share a few additional pieces of information about this service.

 

Have you ever used Disney's Magical Express? What do you think about the service? I want to hear from you! Reach out to me by emailing imagineerpodcast@gmail.com or messaging/commenting in one of our social media channels:

 

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Enjoy your "trip" to Walt Disney World in today's episode!

 

Apr 21, 2018
Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom
44:17

Jambo, everyone! On this episode of the Imagineer Podcast, we head over to Disney's Animal Kingdom to take a ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris, the cornerstone attraction at the park that opened on April 22, 1998. In a rather special episode, I'll take you back 11 years ago to ride on one of my last safaris working as a Cast Member on the Disney College Program at Kilimanjaro Safaris in 2007. Special thanks to my good friend John Corigliano of the Central Florida Sights and Sounds Podcast for recording this audio in December 2007 as a way to preserve this memory for me. (Shameless plug for John and Ann Marie's podcast... it's amazing! Be sure to subscribe to their channel!)

What is your favorite animal on Kilimanjaro Safaris? Do you have a favorite experience or story from this attraction? Send me an email for the chance to have your feedback read on a future episode!

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Thank you for listening and enjoy your two-week safari! (And thanks again, John!)

Apr 07, 2018
Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure
32:59

Ka Chow! In today's podcast episode, we head over to Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort to enjoy a 360-degree binaural audio ridethrough of this attraction, plus a few pieces of trivia you might not have known about Cars Land and Radiator Springs Racers.

What are your thoughts about Radiator Springs Racers and Cars Land? How does this attraction rank on your list of favorites? What's your win/lose ratio? Reach out and let me know for a chance to have your comments and questions mentioned on the air!

Send me an email at imagineerpodcast@gmail.com and remember to connect with the Imagineer Podcast on all of our social media channels (follow and engage with us):

Thank you for listening and enjoy the show!

Mar 24, 2018
Pixar Movies Ranked
01:12:44

Hey howdy hey! In today's podcast episode, our group discusses our favorite Disney-Pixar movies from Toy Story to Coco (and everything in between). We sort what we believe ranks on the A list, B list, and C list for Pixar, talk about our favorite Pixar characters, and share some of our favorite Pixar easter eggs and moments.

 

Which Pixar movies rank highest on your list? What falls within your A list, B list or C list? What's your favorite Pixar character, easter egg or moment? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or email!

 

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Mar 10, 2018
Indiana Jones Adventure and Dinosaur (Disney's EMV Attractions)
53:37

In this podcast episode, we explore Disney's Enhanced Motion Vehicle (EMV) dark ride attractions, including an HD binaural audio ride-through of Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California and an HD binaural and source audio ride-through of Dinosaur at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Florida. Disney first created the EMV-style attraction (patented) in 1995 and the Imagineers have since built only a handful of these attractions around the world.

 

Between Indiana Jones Adventure and Dinsoaur, which attraction is your favorite and why? Write to me at imagineerpodcast@gmail.com or on social media.

 

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Feb 24, 2018
California Screamin' at Disney California Adventure
31:31

 

Hey, screamers! In today's podcast episode, we'll take a virtual ride on California Screamin over at Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort. This episode includes some history and fun facts about this Paradise Pier attraction, as well as the source audio for the roller coaster's soundtrack.

Will you miss this attraction, or are you more excited for the Incredicoaster opening with the new Pixar Pier? Let us know on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or email!

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Feb 10, 2018
Star Wars Movies Ranked
01:05:57

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

This week's podcast episode explores the entire Star Wars saga, including Episodes I-VIII (Phantom Menace through The Last Jedi) and Rogue One. We discuss our favorite movies (spoiler alert: The Empire Strikes Back is high on all of our lists), favorite jedi, favorite sith, favorite battles and more.

For the first time, this podcast episode was recorded in concurrence with an Instagram Live discussion where fans had the chance to contribute their comments and questions to the podcast discussion. Special thanks to @wisheswithkate, @gopinpro, and @johncfss (John and Ann Marie Corigliano of the Central Florida Sights and Sounds Podcast) for their active participation throughout the episode. Be sure to follow these Disney fans on Instagram and beyond!

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Jan 27, 2018
Flight of Passage at Disney's Animal Kingdom
35:02

Sivako! In today's podcast episode, we head back to the moon of Pandora to take a ride on the back of an ikran (banshee) with a binaural ridethrough of Flight of Passage. This binaural recording includes the preshow with Dr. Stevens, the preshow with Dr. Jackie Ogden, and the full attraction itself.

This podcast episode is part 2 of 2. On our previous episode (Episode 9), we explored the other parts of the World of Avatar, including the Na'vi Drum Ceremony and Na'vi River Journey.

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Jan 13, 2018
Na'vi River Journey and Pandora—the World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom
01:00:16

Kaltxì! In today's podcast episode, we take a trip to the moon of Pandora to explore the Valley of Mo'ara. Using binaural audio, we'll hear the ambient sounds of the World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom, including the Na'vi Drum Ceremony. We'll also take a binaural ride on Na'vi River Journey to hear the Shaman of Song.

This podcast episode is part 1 of 2. On our next episode (Episode 10), we'll take a ride on Flight of Passage together, also using binaural audio. Be sure to subscribe to get a notification when that podcast goes live.

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Dec 30, 2017
Disney College Program and Disney Professional Internships (Experiences and Advice)
01:16:32
In today's podcast, I'm joined by three former Cast Members as we discuss what it was like to work for the Walt Disney Company on both the Disney College Program and the Disney Professional Internship program at Walt Disney World. We chat about the impact its had on our lives and our careers and the memories that we cherish the most from our time at Disney. Special thanks to Beth, Brittany and Chris for sharing their experiences on this episode!
 
If you're interested in applying to the Disney College Program, be sure to visit www.disneycollegeprogram.com to learn about the requirements.

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Dec 15, 2017
Haunted Mansion Holiday (Disneyland Holiday Overlay)
26:34

Happy Halloween! In today's podcast, we take a ride on Haunted Mansion Holiday over at Disneyland Park, California.

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Oct 28, 2017
Backstage Disney Parks (What We'd Love to See)
01:09:07

In today's podcast, we discuss the attractions at Disney we'd like to explore backstage the most, including attractions at Walt Disney World (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom) and Disneyland (Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure).

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Sep 29, 2017
D23 Expo 2017 Recap
01:16:59

In today's podcast, we recap all the announcements from the D23 Expo 2017, including the new attractions being added to Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure. We also discuss the newest details for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Star Wars Hotel, Marvel Land, and much more.

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Jul 23, 2017
Space Mountain at Disneyland California
47:08
In this episode of the Imagineer Podcast, we explore a classic attraction at Disneyland: Space Mountain, including a binaural audio ridethrough of the roller coaster. This episode also features various versions of the soundtrack, including the Dick Dale soundtrack, Michael Giacchino soundtrack, Ghost Galaxy soundtrack and Hyperspace Mountain soundtrack.
 
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Jul 09, 2017
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster: Starring Aerosmith at Disney's Hollywood Studios
33:35

In today's podcast, we explore one of the most thrilling attractions in Walt Disney World, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster: Starring Aerosmith, including a binaural audio ridethrough of the attraction. Grab your headphones and enjoy this episode!

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Jun 25, 2017
Disneyland vs. Magic Kingdom
01:13:27

On this episode, we explore the many similarities and differences between Disneyland Park (Anaheim, CA) and Magic Kingdom (Orlando, FL). We discuss what is better about each park, including which has the better Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more.

Special thanks to John and Ann Marie Corigliano from Central Florida Sights and Sounds for being our special guests on this episode. Please be sure to visit their website at www.CFSAS.com for some incredible audio experiences throughout Central Florida's attractions.

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Jun 11, 2017
Imagineer Podcast Introduction (About Host Matthew Krul)
07:37

Imagineer Podcast host, Matthew Krul, explains what to expect when this podcast officially launches in the summer of 2017. This podcast is dedicated to all Disney fans and Imagineers.

Jun 04, 2017