WEDway Radio - Walt Disney World and Disneyland Examined with some Disney History
Nate Parrish discusses the history of Disney theme parks and the Walt Disney Co. In examining we look at influences that shaped the company including projects and eras. Take a look at attractions and themed lands including the architectural styles and inspiration behind many of the decisions that the Walt Disney Co has made over the years.
WEDway Radio #030 - RetroMagic Tomorrowland Transit Authority

In this episode Matt and Nate revisit their Tomorrowland 1994 RetroMagic series by visiting one of everyones favorite attractions at Walt Disney World, the ever popular Tomorrowland Transit Authority.  As Nate says, "Its hard to pinpoint why this attraction is so popular; It isn't exciting, There arent any audio-animatronics, and there are no real special effects.  However, it is nostalgic, its easy so the whole family can ride it and theres hardly ever a line." 

For the first ten years the WEDway Peoplemover was basically a tour of Tomorrowland voiced by the legendary Jack Wagner.  Then in 1986 the attraction changed to a commuter computer and the focus changed from a tour to focus more on the linear induction motor.  In 1994 the attraction changed again with the Tomorrowland refurbishment and the ride turned into an attraction that had depth and a story and seemed like so much more than a tour.  In 2009 the attraction changed back to more of a tour of the area and less a part of a sytem of transit throughout a fantasy world of tomorrow. 

Theres just something about the TTA that makes us all feel a little closer to Walt Disney himself.  This may be the best podcast ever produced.  We added that last line just so it would appear in Mush's Blog.  In the news this week we discuss the new walkway being built to connect the once temporary Bugs Land at DCA to the Hollywood Pictures Backlot.  Also the closing of the Aladdin Show at the Hyperion Theater is discussed.

Direct download: WEDwayRadioEpisode30.mp3
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WEDway Radio #029 - WDW 25th Anniversary and A First Trip to Disneyland 1:07:53 In this episode Matt and Nate remember Walt Disney Worlds 25th Anniversary from 1996 and 1997 including all of the new attractions, promotions, shows and fireworks that were introduced during the celebration.  Then we bring on a special guest who was a former Magic Kingdom cast member that recently took her first trip to Disneyland.  Differences, Similarities, Likes and Dislikes were all discussed.  Nah nuh nuh, Nah nuh nuh......Its time to Remember the Magic!
Direct download: WEDwayRadioEpisode29.mp3
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