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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 71 - James Monroe Iglehart

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 71 - James Monroe Iglehart

March 21, 2020

Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart is perhaps best known as the Genie in the original cast of Disney's Aladdin the Broadway Musical, but his portfolio spans well beyond this role to a number of impressive performances. James has also performed as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton: An American Musical, Bobby in the original cast of Memphis, Lance Strongbow in Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure (available on Disney Channel and Disney+), Coriolanus Burt in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (available on Netflix), and so much more. He's also a Disney and Marvel geek at heart who has now written three issues for Marvel Comic Presents.

In this episode, we'll discuss James's expansive career; his love of all things Disney; his work with the likes of Alan Menken, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Freeman and beyond; and of course his advice for aspiring performers. It was a pleasure chatting with him and I cannot wait to share this episode with all of you!

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Imagineer Adventures: Enchanted Tiki Room

Imagineer Adventures: Enchanted Tiki Room

March 20, 2020

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, 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 Magic Kingdom to experience Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room.

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:

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Special thanks to our Imagineer Society "Hero" Members:
  • Jesse Park
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Imagineer Adventures: Rise of the Resistance

Imagineer Adventures: Rise of the Resistance

March 19, 2020

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, 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 Hollywood Studios to experience Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

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:

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  • Jesse Park
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Imagineer Adventures: Muppet Vision 3D

Imagineer Adventures: Muppet Vision 3D

March 18, 2020

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, 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 Hollywood Studios to experience Muppet Vision 3D.

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:

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How to Support the Show

Special thanks to our Imagineer Society "Hero" Members:
  • Jesse Park
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Imagineer Adventures: Mickey’s Philharmagic

Imagineer Adventures: Mickey’s Philharmagic

March 17, 2020

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, 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 Magic Kingdom to experience Mickey's Philharmagic.

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:

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Special thanks to our Imagineer Society "Hero" Members:
  • Jesse Park
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Imagineer Adventures: Kilimanjaro Safaris

Imagineer Adventures: Kilimanjaro Safaris

March 16, 2020

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, 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 Kilimanjaro Safaris.

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:

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How to Support the Show

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

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Imagineer Adventures: Flight of Passage

Imagineer Adventures: Flight of Passage

March 15, 2020

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, 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 Flight of Passage.

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:

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How to Support the Show

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

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Imagineer Adventures: Spaceship Earth

Imagineer Adventures: Spaceship Earth

March 14, 2020

In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing March 15-31, 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 Epcot to experience Spaceship Earth.

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:

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How to Support the Show

Special thanks to our Imagineer Society "Hero" Members:
  • Jesse Park
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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 70 - Festival of the Lion King

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 70 - Festival of the Lion King

March 7, 2020

Festival of the Lion King was an opening day attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom when it opened at Walt Disney World on April 22, 1998. Throughout the last 22 years, the show hasn't changed much (other than a location change from Camp Minnie-Mickey to Africa) because it remains a fan favorite devoted to the 1994 Disney animated film.

In this episode, we'll discuss The Festival of the Lion King in detail, covering its history, details, fun facts, and a binaural recording of the full attraction from 2019. We'll also discuss why it's a must-see attraction at Walt Disney World and is especially perfect for families with young kids.

Where does the Festival of the Lion King rank on your list of favorite shows? 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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How to Support the Show

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

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Imagineer Podcast - Episode 69 - “Yehaa” Bob Jackson Interview

Imagineer Podcast - Episode 69 - “Yehaa” Bob Jackson Interview

February 22, 2020

"Yehaa" Bob Jackson is a Disney Legacy Cast Member who has been performing at the River Roost Lounge at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort for more than 23 years (dating back to the days when the resort was known as Disney's Dixie Landings Resort). Bob's show is one that many visitors to Walt Disney World know well. Personally, many of my Disney trips as a kid were spent at Port Orleans Riverside and included an evening or two watching Bob's performance. When you watch Bob perform, it's incredible to witness his energy and stamina. His show is so electric that even minutes into his performance, kids and adults of all ages are doing loud Tarzan roars, forming conga lines, and singing classic Disney songs from the top of their lungs. Outside of Disney, Bob also performs for Gives Kids the World, for the Orange County Library system, and for his local church in Orlando, and he continues to compose new music, now completing his 15th original album.

In today's episode, I have the honor of chatting with Bob about his legacy at Disney, the origins of "Yehaa" Bob as a character and of his show at Walt Disney World, his musical compositions, and more.

A very special thanks to Bob for lending three songs for us to share on this podcast episode as well, including his original song, "Near the Fire of Life" (played in the show intro), and his covers of the classic Disney songs, "Hakuna Matata" (originally written by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice for "The Lion King") and "Let's Go Fly a Kite" (originally written by Richard and Robert Sherman for "Mary Poppins"), both played at the very end of the episode.

Here's where you can learn more about Bob:

Have you ever seen Bob perform at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort? If so, what's your favorite part of his show? 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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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

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