Imagineer Podcast - Episode 23 - Horizons

July 14, 2018

"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:

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!

Enjoy the show!

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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 22 - Best Ways to Cool Off at Disney

June 30, 2018

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:

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!

Enjoy the show!

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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 21 - Disney’s Extinct Attractions

June 16, 2018

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:

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!

Enjoy the show!

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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 20 - Top 10 Disney Soundtracks

June 2, 2018

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:

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!

Enjoy the show!

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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 19 - Main Street Electrical Parade

May 19, 2018

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:

 

Please also join our Facebook Group at 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!

Enjoy the show!

 

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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 18 - Best Full Service Dining at Walt Disney World

May 5, 2018

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:

 

Please also join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/imagineerpodcast/. 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 in our Facebook Group!

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!

 

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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 17 - Disney’s Magical Express

April 21, 2018

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:

 

Also, please join our BRAND NEW Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/imagineerpodcast/. 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 in our Facebook Group!

 

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

 

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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 16 - Kilimanjaro Safaris

April 7, 2018

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!

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 your two-week safari! (And thanks again, John!)

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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 15 - Radiator Springs Racers

March 24, 2018

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!

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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 14 - Pixar Movies

March 10, 2018

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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