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.

In this episode Matt and Nate begin a new series celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World we're calling 40 Years of Magic.  The series looks at each of the five decades of Walt Disney World, beginning with the 1960's.  The 1960's was an interesting decade in that most of the imprtant decisions regarding the resort were made including; location, land acquisition, governing bodies established, and construction.  

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In the aftermath of the recent tornado that struck Joplin MO, we are fortunate today to have Mike Rahlman of the Be Our Guest Podcast; who, like us, resides in Missouri and discusses with us, ways that our friends in the Disney online community can help the Joplin and the area around it, who are in dire need of support right.  Thanks for anything you can do to help the people of our great state. 

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In this episode Matt and Nate look at some of the more prominent news and rumors that have been making the rounds in the Disney community.  We look at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland in this episode so be sure to tune in this epsiode.  

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In this epsiode of Matt and Nate discover one of the shortest lived, but no less important attractions in the history of Disneyland.  If the Disneyland Railroad represents the past of rail travel, then Tomorrowland should provide the future of rail travel; and so in 1957 Disneyland debuted The Viewliner, the fastest miniature train in the world.  We discuss how this attraction served as the basis for the Monorail.

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In this weeks episode of we revisit of the Studios for the second installment of thr Studios 89 Series by looking a couple of original attractions that were unique to the Stuios; Superstar Television an The Monster Sound Show. And, to add to the conversation Matt Hochberg of StudiosCentral.com lends us a hand with the details.  One thing that stands out about the early Disney MGM Studios attractions were that you, the guest, were put into the action; and no attractions did this better than Superstar Television, where you got to go on the other side of the camera to play a role on a TV show, and The Monster Sound Show, where you were tasked with creating the sound alongside a suspense film. Both have been replaced over the years, but their legacy as part of the early days of the Studios has not been forgotten.

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In this episode Matt and Nate delve into the story of; the making of Indiana Jones, the relationship between George Lucas and Michael Eisner going back to the days at Paramount, and the Indiana Jones attractions that were created at the Disney theme parks.

This epsiode really looks at some of the culture change that Disney experienced under the leadership of Michael Eisner and how they werent afraid shake things up a bit.  We then look at each of the Indiana Jones attractions around the Disney theme parks including Paris and Tokyo.  

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