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 #046 - Matts Thesis (An Attraction Study)

In Episode 46o Matt poses the question 'Which Disney Films Have Inspired the Most Attractions?' In true WEDway Radio fashion we set out to tour the parks and determine the origin of different attractions answer this question.  In the news this week we discuss the Last Tour of Endor which is rapidly approaching and the plans that Celebration V has for a final sendoff for Star Tours 1.0.  Also in the news we discuss a film, Waking Sleeping Beauty, that is touring the country.  The film examines the rise of Disney Feature Animation from its depths in the early 1980's to the release of The Lion King in 1994.  Enjoy!

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WEDway Radio #045 - Disneyland 55th Anniversary Spectacular

In this episode, 55 years in the making, Matt and Nate celebrate Disneylands 55th anniversary by discussing the changes and transformations that Disneyland has gone through by examining the chronology of Disneylands attractions.  Everything from the headliner attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain and Star Tours as well as the lesser known like The Bathroom of Tomorrow and Mineral Hall are mentioned.  In addition to the parks history through attractions the different era's that shaped Disneyland are also examined.  In the news  Toy Story 3 and its rank in the Pixar lexicon is discussed. Enjoy

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WEDway Radio #044 - The World of Motion

In this episode Matt and Nate are joined by Jeff Chaney, a blogger for wedwayradio.com and panelist for the BetaMouse to look at a avorite attraction from the early days of Epcot Center, The World of Motion.  This Future World East pavilion was sponsored by GM and has a few of the same components that we discussed in episode 43 of WEDway Radio where we explored the Ford Pavilion at the 1964 Worlds Fair, or The Magic Skyway.  When the World of Motion closed in 1996 it ended a tradition of Disney designed attractions based on history, technology and entertainment and gave way to the more thrill type attractions as it was replaced by Testtrack.  The World of Motion is missed by many and we hope you will find this a fitting tribute. Enjoy!

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