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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 54 - The Haunted Mansion

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 54 - The Haunted Mansion

August 24, 2019

The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park just celebrated its 50th anniversary, so now more than ever seems the perfect time to discuss this classic attraction. Of all the attractions at Disney Parks around the world, there are few that can beat The Haunted Mansion's popularity. Although there have been a few incremental updates to the original versions at Disneyland Park in California and Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, the rides remain virtually the same as they were when they first opened, including the special effects. In today's episode, we'll dive into the history and details of The Haunted Mansion, and we'll ride through the attraction together via binaural audio.

What do you love most about The Haunted Mansion? Which version of this attraction 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 53 - Run Disney Part 2

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 53 - Run Disney Part 2

August 10, 2019

Some of the biggest events of the year at Walt Disney World are the RunDisney races. There are so many aspects of RunDisney that make it special: it turns runners into Disney fans and Disney fans into runners, it encourages people to be their very best, and it creates a positive community of goal-setting go-getters, just to mention a few! In this two-part series, our group discusses everything you need to know about RunDisney, including which races to choose, how to register, how to plan your Walt Disney World vacation around the events, how to train for the races, the RunDisney experience, and the emotional gratification of completing a RunDisney event.

Which RunDisney events have you done before (and how many)? Are there any additional tips you would offer first-time runners? If you haven't run with RunDisney before, which race do you think you might start with? 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:

Learn more about RunDisney: https://www.rundisney.com

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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 52 - Run Disney Part 1

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 52 - Run Disney Part 1

August 3, 2019

Some of the biggest events of the year at Walt Disney World are the RunDisney races. There are so many aspects of RunDisney that make it special: it turns runners into Disney fans and Disney fans into runners, it encourages people to be their very best, and it creates a positive community of goal-setting go-getters, just to mention a few! In this two-part series, our group discusses everything you need to know about RunDisney, including which races to choose, how to register, how to plan your Walt Disney World vacation around the events, how to train for the races, the RunDisney experience, and the emotional gratification of completing a RunDisney event.

Which RunDisney events have you done before (and how many)? Are there any additional tips you would offer first-time runners? If you haven't run with RunDisney before, which race do you think you might start with? 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:

Learn more about RunDisney: https://www.rundisney.com

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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 51 - Disney English Interview with Daniel Morris

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 51 - Disney English Interview with Daniel Morris

July 20, 2019

There's no denying Disney's cultural impact on the world. Ever since Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse in 1928, countless cultures around the globe have come to recognize the three-circled Disney icon. A smaller facet of Disney's cultural impact that not many know about is an international program known as Disney English, a division of Disney Publishing through which Cast Members teach English language courses (utilizing some Disney magic) to students in various countries. In this episode, I chat with Daniel Morris, a former Disney English Cast Member and author of the book, Teaching with Disney: A Memoir of Disney English, about his experiences with this part of the organization.

If you were to build a new Disney theme park around the world, which new location would you select? 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 Daniel Morris for being my special guest for this episode! If you'd like to learn more about his book, please visit http://themeparkpress.com/books/teaching-disney.htm.

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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 50 - Spaceship Earth

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 50 - Spaceship Earth

July 6, 2019

Spaceship Earth is an icon not just at Walt Disney World but anywhere. The architecture of the geodesic sphere is one recognized around the world, and the attraction you can find inside it is a Disney classic. Spaceship Earth is the signature attraction at Epcot and in many ways pays tribute to Walt Disney himself. In our golden podcast episode, we'll explore the history of Spaceship Earth and discuss its significance for the Walt Disney Company.

What do you love most about Spaceship Earth? Which of the four versions of this attraction is your favorite so far? 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 49 - Top 10 Places to Eat at Disneyland

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 49 - Top 10 Places to Eat at Disneyland

June 22, 2019

They call Disneyland "the happiest place on Earth", and one of the aspects of Disneyland that makes it a happy place to be is the food. Whether you're looking for a snack, a quick-service meal, or a fine dining experience, the Disneyland Resort has so much to offer with an array of choices at Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, the Disneyland Hotel, Disney's Grand Californian Resort & Spa, Paradise Pier Hotel, and Downtown Disney. In today's episode, I chat with Amanda, Genna and Kara of Disneyland Foodies to discuss our favorite places to eat at Disneyland.

What is your favorite place to eat at Disneyland (and your favorite food or beverage item)? If you haven't head made the trip to Disneyland, which location or food/beverage item is at the top of your list? 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 Amanda, Genna and Kara of Disneyland Foodies!

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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:

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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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