Imagineer Podcast
Virtual Tour: Main Street USA - Part 3

Virtual Tour: Main Street USA - Part 3

July 1, 2020

[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.linkedin.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)
Imagineer Podcast - Episode 79 - Healthy Choices at Disney

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 79 - Healthy Choices at Disney

June 27, 2020

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.

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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!

Virtual Tour: Main Street USA - Part 2

Virtual Tour: Main Street USA - Part 2

June 20, 2020

[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 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.linkedin.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)
Imagineer Podcast - Episode 78 - VIP Tours

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 78 - VIP Tours

June 13, 2020

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!

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 77 - Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 77 - Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout

May 30, 2020

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.

Where does Mission Breakout rank on your list of favorite attractions at Disney California Adventure? 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!

Virtual Tour: Main Street USA - Part 1

Virtual Tour: Main Street USA - Part 1

May 23, 2020

[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 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/.
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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)
Imagineer Adventures: Pirates of the Caribbean

Imagineer Adventures: Pirates of the Caribbean

May 18, 2020

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:

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

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How to Support the Show

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

Enjoy the show!

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 76 - Marvel This or That: Heroes and Villains

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 76 - Marvel This or That: Heroes and Villains

May 16, 2020

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:

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!

Imagineer Adventures: Up A Great Bird Adventure

Imagineer Adventures: Up A Great Bird Adventure

May 14, 2020

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:

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!

Imagineer Adventures: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Imagineer Adventures: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

May 12, 2020

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:

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!