Imagineer Podcast - Episode 41 - Best Disney Dark Rides

March 23, 2019

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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Special thanks to Brian Saeger for lending his time and expertise to this episode. You can follow his accounts at the links below:

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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 40 - Epcot Biergarten Dining Review

March 9, 2019

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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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 39 - Illuminations: Reflections of Earth

February 23, 2019

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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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 38 - Best Queues at Walt Disney World

February 9, 2019

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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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 37 - Disney This or That Vol 2

January 26, 2019

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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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 36 - Disney Magic at Home

January 12, 2019

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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I also mentioned on the show that I previously shared some videos of my Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 creations on YouTube. Here's the link to access that account and enjoy some of those Disney and non-Disney creations: https://www.youtube.com/imagineer0988

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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 35 - Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

December 29, 2018

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.

Which lounge experience at Walt Disney World or Disneyland 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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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.

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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 34 - Pirates of the Caribbean

December 15, 2018

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.

What do you love most about the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise? Which versions of this attraction have you experienced and which 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:

Support our project to benefit DonorsChoose.org: https://www.donorschoose.org/imagineerpodcast

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.

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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 33 - Disney This or That Volume 1

December 1, 2018

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:

Support our Dream Team Project to benefit DonorsChoose.org: https://www.donorschoose.org/imagineerpodcast

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.

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Imagineer Podcast - Bonus Episode - Winter Dreams

November 22, 2018

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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