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 continue their celebration of the Walt Disney World's 40th Anniversary with the second installment of WEDway Radio's 40 Years of Magic, by looking at the 1970's.  Instead of doing an almanac style show where we run down the changes to the resort by year we decided to focus in on what made the 1970's different than other decades.  The 1970's were clearly different in that the offerings outside the Magic Kingdom park were used as much in drawing visitors to the resort as the attractions within the park itself.  The areas that we focus on in this episode made up the "Vacation Kingdom" of the world.

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In this episode of WEDway Radio Matt and Nate take a look at the relationship between Disney, the Disney parks and The Tiki Culture / Craze of 1950's and 60's.  First we delve into the Tiki Culture in America; discussing its origins and some of the more popular Polynesian style restaurants of the time.  Then, we look at Walt Disney and his trips to Hawaii on the 1930's, 40's and 60's that shaped his view of Polynesian culture. Finally, tying it into today, we look at the attractions at Walt Disney World and Disneyland that are Tiki / Polynesian themed.

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In this episode Matt and Nate take a look at a story of the Disney Studio that spans the highs and lows of their feature animation from the first film, Snow White, through the release of Peter Pan.  What makes this such an interesting story is the road that Peter Pan took from the beginning of the relationship between Disney and JM Barrie in 1935 until the films release in 1953.  This is one of the many stories that could be told about Disneys Peter Pan, and why its such an important film in Disney history. Oh yeah, and we got Jeff Pepper to come on as well.

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In this episode of WEDway Radio Matt and Nate invite Henry Work of Touringplans.com and Betamouse onto the show to discuss the magic of World Showcase after dark.

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