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.

Thank you for downloading WEDWay NOW!, your home for Disney news, Disney history and Disney Listory. This week, on NOW! #120, Matt and Kevin bring back the List Series by taking a look at the best and worst smells at Disney theme parks. 

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Thank you for downloading WEDWay NOW!, a show dedicated to Disney news and Disney history...and home of the Thirty20Eight. On NOW! #119, we take a look at the latest developments at Hong Kong Disneyland, holiday celebrations at Disney's California Adventure, and more!

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Thank you for downloading WEDWay NOW!, the news companion to WEDWay Radio and home of the Thirty20Eight. On NOW! #118, we take a look at the forgotten final scenes on Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress in an all new Thirty20Eight and review the latest news from Walt Disney World.

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Thank you for downloading WEDWay NOW!, the news companion to WEDWay Radio and home of the Thirty20Eight. On NOW! #117, we review the latest at Walt Disney World with a trip report from Kevin and a look inside Disney's Animal Kingdom with Brad Hughes of The Daily Disney Blog.

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Thank you for downloading WEDWay NOW!, the news companion to WEDWay Radio and home of the Thirty20Eight. On NOW! #116, we continue our List Series with a look at puns used at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. We were so overwhelmed by how many bad puns we found, we barely completed the show.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW!, the news companion to WEDWay Radio and home of the Thirty20Eight. On NOW! #115, we take you inside Epcot's Food and Wine with Brad Hughes of the Daily Disney Blog, talk about news from the parks and the Disney Cruise Line, and bring you an all new Thirty20Eight about Epcot's International Gateway. Thanks for listening!

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW!, the news companion to WEDWay Radio and home of the Thirty20Eight. On NOW! #114, we take you inside Walt Disney World in a new segment with Brad Hughes of the Daily Disney Blog and continue the List Series with a look at 90's Refurbs and the Disney Decade.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio. This is the Disney history show, Season 8: Episode 4 - The Color and The War.

Join us for part four of story of Disney artist and Imagineer Claude Coats, his experiences and the experiences of The Walt Disney Company during his career.

On this episode we explore the fabulous 40's, Disney's most tumultuous decade, which really isnt't like anything before or after.

Disney history writer J.B. Kaufman joins us along with Alan Coats to discuss some of the more challenging periods in Disney history: The failure of both Fantasia and Pinocchio, the exploration of the package films, and the problems brought on by war and the strike.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW!, the news companion to WEDWay Radio and home of the Thirty20Eight. On NOW! #113, we take you inside Walt Disney World in a new segment with Brad Hughes of the Daily Disney Blog and chat about soft closing Tower of Terror and Disney's bid to buy Twitter.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW, the news companion to WEDWay Radio and home of the Thirty20Eight. This is the first episode of the first series on WEDWay NOW!. It's called NOW! #112 - The Disney Lists: 90's Attractions at Walt Disney World.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW, the sister show and news companion to WEDWay Radio. This is NOW! #111 - Mickey's Not So Scary, Disney Transport, TCM Party & the Thirty20Eight (Nighttime Parades!)

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Thank You for downloading WEDWay Radio. This is your Disney history show.

This is Season 8, Episode 3 - The Artist.

On this episode we continue our story from Ep 1 - Hyperion, and Ep 2 - Art School, by adding the story of a particular artist who came to the Disney Studio in 1935, by way of USC, The California Watercolor Society and The Chouinard Art Institute.

His name was Claude Coats. Coats career began as an artist and background painter. He would be elevated to color stylist and play a role int he development of every Disney Animated Feature into the mid 1950's before moving to WED. Alan Coats, Claude's son joins us.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW, the sister show and news companion to WEDWay Radio. This is NOW! #110 - Main St. Electrical Parade, Disneyland's Eastern Gateway & the Thirty20Eight (America Sings!)

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Thank you for downloaidng WEDWay Radio. This is the Disney history show. This is Season 8, Episode 2 - Art School. This is Part Two of our Eight Part season.

On this particular show we continue our look at the Hyperion Studio, however instead of just looking at he studio itself we look at what was special magic allowed the studio to go from Rubber Hose animation to the Realism of Snow White. Disney couldn't it on their own so they enlisted the help of Nelbert Chouinard and the Chouinard Art Institute. Chouinards technique's, especially int he area of life drawing were just what the studio needed.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW, the sister show and news companion to WEDWay Radio. This is NOW! #109 - Typhoon Lagoon, Fort Wilderness Leisure & The Thirty20Eight.

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Thanks for downloaing WEDWay NOW! This is the sister show and news companion to WEDWay Radio. This is NOW! #108 - Mojo, Michael, Disney Marathon, Muppets & More. Enjoy :P

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The wait is over. Today we are proud to announce the release of Episode 1 of Season 8 of WEDWay Radio. This season we are taking a different approach. Instead of a whole season of independent shows we are creating an 8 episode season dedicated to one subject.

This is episode 1 - Hyperion. On this particular episode we take a look at the growth and success of the Hyperion Studio in Los Feliz, CA. At this partoiculat studio, Disney created Mickey Mouse, The Silly Symphony shorts and created Snow White.

Many firsts came at the Hyperion studio, including

- The first sound cartoon

- The first color short

- The first full length animated film

The studio grew from a small 1,600 square foot building that employed under 15 people to a thriving, almost bursting studio with over a thousand employees. The studio served Disney until 1940 when Disney moved to Burbank.

Special thanks on this episode to:

- David McBride of Radio Harambe

- Paula Sigman Lowery, who is a consultant to the Walt Disney Museum and the Walt Disney Archives

- Quinn Mosier who provided many of the musical interludes you'll hear this season

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW! This is the sister show and news companion to WEDWay Radio.

This is episode #107 - Nate Returns, Mission Breakout, Listener Questions and More

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Get ready for Season 8. This is our preview episode of a new type of season for WEDWay Radio, a season that will feature 8 episode in one overarching story about one topic. In one week we'll drop episode 1 of WEDWay Radio Season 8.

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On this week's episode of WEDWay NOW!, Matt and Kevin discuss the Eat to the Beat lineup, a new hard ticket event at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and the latest from the Town Center area of Disney Springs.

Also, this episode features an all new episode of The Thirty20Eight, where Matt and Kevin talk about the defunct Odyssey Restaurant in Epcot.


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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW! This is the companion news show to WEDWay Radio. This is episode #104 - Orlando, The Plaza, Dory & More

 

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW!. This is episode #101. Join Matt and special guest Kein Quigley for news of WDW and Disneyland

 

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW! This is the news companion to WEDWay Radio and YOUR window to the Disney community. This is episode 100. Yes - 100! For our 100th episode we hae decided to talk about 100 things that we find special to Disney and Disney history.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW! Check out our discussion with Turkey Leg Jeff and Kevidently (as theyre known on Twitter). Following the news we talk with Lynn and Ken about their book, Cleaning the Kingdom.

 

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW! This is episode #098 - Tokyo Disney Sea with Matt and Hayley.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW! This is your show about the news of the Disney Parks. This is episode #097 - The Yenny Arcade: Tokyo Disneyland Part 1

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio. This is your show about exploring the Disney Parks and Disney History. This is Season 7: Episode 13 - Out of this World.

On this episode we take a look at the space related attractions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio.  This is YOUR show about Disney History and Disney Parks.  On season 7, episode 12 we take a look at the 1954 film - 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea starring James Mason, Kirk Douglas and Peter Lorre.

 

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio!  This is YOUR show about exploring the Disney parks and Disney History.  On season 7, episode 11 we do our annual 'Year in Review' show by looking at a specific year in Disney history.  This time we tackle a controversial year - 1998.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio.  This is YOUR show about Disney parks and Disney history.  On season 7, episode 10 we go where we've never gone before.  We explore a whole new species of theme park and look at 1998 Animal Kingdom, in our 1.0 series.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio.  This is your show about Disney History and Disney Parks.  On Season 7, Episode 9 we continue our look at the early Disneyland TV show; this time exploring the 1958 episode - An Adventure in the Magic Kingdom.

 

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW!, the sister show and companion news show to WEDWay Radio and your window to the Disney community.

On this show Matt is joined by Kevin Quigley, @Kevidently on Twitter.

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