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.

All the news going on with Disney right now for the week of January 26, 2012

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, a show about Disney history, Disney parks and touring.  This is episode 106 - Disney in Space: Man in Space.

This episode continues the series we began in October of 2011: Disney in Space and we take a look at Disneyland television show episode Man in Space which aired in March of 1955.  

The show takes a look at the possibility of manned space flight, and this is a time before the worlds first satellite was launched.  

Its really amazing because some of the worlds leading rocket technologists are featured on the show, and they explain how manned space flight will work including a reuseable rocket 25 years before it would actually be used.

Enjoy!

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NOW! - January 20, 2012

This week we discuss a few items of note including:

  • The Presidents visit to WDW and our thoughts after the fact
  • The new Exotic Driving Experience at WDW
  • Minnie's Fly Girls show at DCA
  • New merch at DCA
  • The redux of Japans quick service dining location

Enjoy!

 

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio a show about Disney history, Disney parks and touring. This is episode #105 - Crescent Lake.

When Walt Disney World opened in 1971 the company knew that they needed to offer fantastically themed resorts for guests to stay.  Most would associate the Grand Floridian, The Contemporary and the Polynesian as the "name" Walt Disney World resorts. However, this past year the Crescent Lake resort area (or the Epcot resorts) marked its 20th year of existence.  

In this episode we explore the story of how the Swan and Dolphin came to be apart of Walt Disney World as well as the other three resorts; The Yacht Club and Beach Club as well as The Boardwalk and our favorite places to go within the resort area.

Enjoy!

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This week on Wedway NOW! we discuss some of the news making the rounds, including:

 - The Matterhorns refurbishment

 - The TestTrack Redo

 - The new music loop on Disneylands Main Street USA

 - The new Mad T Party nighttime entertainment at DCA

 - New features of the Art of Animation Resort

As a special feature we are also joined by Andy Castro of DatelineDisneyland.com to discuss the new Jolly Holiday Bakery in Disneyland.

Enjoy!

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, a show about Disney parks, Disney history and Touring.  This is episode 104 - Adventure Awaits!

This week are joined by a real expert in Disney parks planning and theming, Sam Genneway of SamLand.blogspot. Sam is a published author and speaks at the Disney Family Museum.  Sam joins us this week to discuss one our favorite areas of Disneyland: Adventureland.

Along with Sam we discuss the following areas:

 - The plan for Adventureland

 - Adventureland's theme

 - The history of many of the attractions

 - Promotions in Adventureland

Sam's book, Walt and the Promise of Progress City is fantastic. Check it out.

Enjoy this episode. It was fun to record.

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This week on Wedway NOW! we discuss whats going on ar Disney right:

 - One More Disney Day

 - The Jolly Holiday Bakery Opens Jan 7

 - Ride Testing for Luigi's Casa Della Tires and Dumbo

 - Fan Event: Dapper Day at Disneyland

Enjoy!

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On this episode of WEDWay Radio Matt and Nate take a stab at a year in review show. However, we can't just do a normal Year in Review show.  Thats not our style.  Its probably a subject that fits Wedway NOW!. Instead we decided to do a Year in Review Show about an important year in Disney history - 1983.

Thats right, 1983 was an important year in that it was important for the theme parks, the movie division, innovation and the stability of the company.

This was a year in which we saw the emergence of the Disney Channel, new attractions like Horizons and Journey into Imagination debuted at Epcot.  Fantasyland in Disneyland reopened with new authentic looking fairy tale theme. It was also a year in which Disney launch laser disc's (No Carousel of Progress jokes please), 16mm educational films.  Tokyo Disneyland opened as well.

Enjoy this twist on a Year in Review Show.

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