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189: Fun Facts and Easter Eggs at Walt Disney World

“Did you know?” Those three words, when overheard at Walt Disney World, always pull us in. We either want to learn something new, or we want to be able to debunk whatever kind of nonsense we’re about to hear. While many Disney fans have heard just about every “fun fact” there is to know about the Vacation Kingdom of the World, some facts and hidden Easter eggs really are “fun,” especially when you discover them for the first time. For this week’s show, we’ve each compiled a list of our favorite facts and tidbits we’ve heard over the years about Walt Disney World, including details to look for, backstories of attractions, and much more.

In the segment “Behind the Magic,” we put the spotlight on the Rivers of America and Tom Sawyer Island. Plus, Derek reviews his dinner at Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante in Disney Springs, we discuss some tough losses for WDW fans, and much more. Tune in!

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186: Magic Kingdom’s Steam Trains and Animal Kingdom’s 20th – On the Scene!

Animal Kingdom’s 20th anniversary featured lively celebrations, fan events, a special presentation, and even the debut of a new attraction. On this week’s show, guest Aaron Wallace helps us break down everything we experienced on the park’s big day. Plus, we report on one of Magic Kingdom’s tours, “The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains.” We take you behind the scenes and discuss what we saw and heard on our guided tour of the Walt Disney World Railroad.

In the segment “You Be the Judge,” we conduct a few friendly debates about park hoppers, themed lands in Magic Kingdom, and Star Wars spinoffs. Also, we play the 20 Questions-style game “Where in WDW Am I?” Come join the party!

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185: 20 Animal Kingdom Facts We Love

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is turning 20 years old! To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of 20 of our favorite fun facts about Walt Disney World’s youngest park, from hidden details we love, to engineering feats that set the park apart from all other theme parks.

But that’s not all. Animal Kingdom takes center stage in our other segments as well, including “Munchies & Merch” and “Take Five.” It’s our wildest episode yet. Tune in now!

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181: Flops and Failures – 8 WDW Attractions That Underwhelmed

Not every idea is gold. On this week’s show we look back at eight specific ideas implemented at Walt Disney World that had less-than-stellar results. From attractions guests loathed to audio-animatronics that didn’t quite live up to what Disney promised, we discuss Walt Disney World’s biggest flops and bombs over the last four decades.

In a round of Armchair Imagineering, we present our ideas for what Disney might be planning in the former location of River Country, where some construction seems to be taking place. Plus, we introduce a new Disney hashtag (#DisneyfyAMovie) and discuss the latest price increases for WDW Resort hotel guests. Come join the conversation!

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176: Disney Storytelling – 9 Walt Disney World Attractions and Their Fictional Backstories

Did you know Big Thunder Mountain is located in the town of Tumbleweed and sits on Native American burial ground? Or that the steam train you board before riding Expedition Everest once transported tea for the Royal Anandapur Tea Company? Disney is all about storytelling. Sometimes understanding the story is easy, but other times it requires a bit of digging. Enter our latest episode…

On show 176 we highlight nine Walt Disney World attractions and share the fictional stories you become part of whenever you ride them. Rides discussed include Kali River Rapids, the Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, and more!

Plus, we play a round of “Where in WDW Am I?” and we do some Armchair Imagineering by giving Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster a brand new overlay. Come join the fun!

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174: Pixar at the Parks

From 1995’s Toy Story to Pixar’s most recent release, Coco, we’re diving deep into Pixar’s catalog. On this week’s episode, we look more closely at the Pixar films by discussing the ways in which each one is represented at Walt Disney World. Join us as we scour the parks for signs of our favorite Pixar movies and characters, from rides to musicals to meet and greets and beyond, and give our take on what works and what doesn’t.

In the new segment “This Week in Disney History,” we look back at the theatrical release of The Three Caballeros by reading the original New York Times review that was published this week in 1945. Plus, we play another round of Chatter Jeopardy. Come join the fun!

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170: 18 Things to Expect From Disney in 2018

Toy Story Land! Avengers: Infinity War! Animal Kingdom’s 20th anniversary! Surprise announcements?

On this week’s episode we highlight 18 things the Disney universe will bring us in 2018, from new restaurants to blockbuster films to exciting updates on the many construction projects happening at the parks. Join us as we look ahead to an exciting year for Disney fans.

Also on show 170, we create a playlist of our favorite inspirational Disney songs to help you get motivated for a new year and a new you. Plus, we discuss the Disney gifts we bought for ourselves and others this Christmas, chat about the latest hot topics in the Disney realm, and much more. Tune in now!

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