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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 48 - Top 10 Romantic Spots at Walt Disney World

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 48 - Top 10 Romantic Spots at Walt Disney World

June 8, 2019

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:

Special thanks to Brendan and Katherine of Detour to Neverland!

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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 47 - Top 10 Disney Attractions Without a Height Requirement

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 47 - Top 10 Disney Attractions Without a Height Requirement

May 25, 2019

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:

Special thanks to Jamie and Kristi of Hakuna Moscato Moms!

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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 46 - Ellen’s Energy Adventure

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 46 - Ellen’s Energy Adventure

May 18, 2019

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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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 45 - Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 45 - Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

May 11, 2019

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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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 44 - Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge (What to Expect)

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 44 - Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge (What to Expect)

May 4, 2019

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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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 43 - Muppet Vision 3D

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 43 - Muppet Vision 3D

April 20, 2019

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.

How does Muppet Vision 3D rank on your list of 3D attractions? Which detail 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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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 42 - Top 10 Disney Area Music Loops

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 42 - Top 10 Disney Area Music Loops

April 6, 2019

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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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 41 - Best Disney Dark Rides

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.

Which Disney dark ride 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:

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

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

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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