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 #039 - Ultimate Touring Plans (ENHANCED)

In this episode Matt and nate discuss a growing trend in the Disney community the ultimate touring plan (getting through all attractions within a theme park in a single day).  To accomplish this; Henry of Touringplans.com returns to the show to discuss what the ultimate touring plan is, some strategies for completing and the rules that they have come up with in order to complete an official tour.  There is also some good discussion about touring the park as well.  Dont forget to sign up for the FIRST EVER WEDway Radio contest as well.  In the news this wee we discuss the planned closing of the Exposition Hall within the Magic Kingdom and what we think of its new tenant Enjoy!

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WEDway Radio #038 - El Rio del Tiempo, Walt and El Grupo and The Gran Fiesta Tour

In this episode Matt and Nate remember the original Mexico attraction, El Rio del Tiempo.  From its Native American influence to its tropical get-away projection screens this attraction was a favorite of ours.  When the attraction closed in 2007 the Imagineers at Disney dug deep within the archives and brought back a feature than many had forgotten in The Three Caballeros.  Matt and Nate discuss the history of the film including the very interesting circumstances that brought Disney and his artists to South America in 1940 when the features Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros were inspired.  Also discussed in the episode is the new Disney Premier Pass that allows guest annual acces to all U.S. Disney Theme Parks.

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WEDway Radio #037 - Splash Mountain and our first birthday (ENHANCED)

Matt and Nate dive into Splash Mountain and discover its amazing story from the initial concept that was helped by the traffic on the Santa Ana freeway in LA to the near disastrous idea of synergizing thi attraction with the Touchstone Pictures release of Splash.  Also, you can't tell the story of Splash Mountain without getting into the politics of Disney's relationship with the films of the Jim Crow and so we briefly discuss Disney's legacy regarding their films and Splash Mountain's theming itself with the political correctness of the time.  Its an interesting topic and we ask a few important questions.  After that we go into the rich theming surrounding what many consider Disney's greatest attraction.  After this segment Matt and Nate thank the listeners for a year of support and go over a few personal highlights while telling how WEDway Radio came to be.  "Thank You Again." Enjoy!

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