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.

Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW! This is the news and discussion companion show to WEDWay Radio. This is episode #126 - KC Comic Con.

On this episode we discuss the recent WEDWay Radio panel on Disneyland 1.0. Later we talk about the D23 Expo announcement regarding Paradise Pier's retheming to Pixar Pier and what that might entail.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW! on the Big Screen. This is episode #54 - Star Wars Talk. On this episode we are joined by fellow Disney podcaster Brad Hughes to discuss the last two Star Wars films, the next two Star Wars films and rumored Star Wars films.

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Thanks for checking out WEDWay NOW! This is the companion show to WEDWay Radio, focusing on news discussions and fun stuff. This is episode #125 -Best Worst - Worst Best

On this episode we are joined by Rikki Nibblett of the Be Our Guest Podcast. On this episode we take a look at what we believe are the Best Worst attractions and then turn around and look at the Worst Best attractions. We'll be sure to destroy your favorite attraction on this episode.

Enjoy this crazy discussion!

Direct download: NOW_125_-_Best_Worst_-_Worst_Best.mp3
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Thanks for checking out WEDWay NOW! This is the companion show to WEDWay Radio, focusing on news discussions and fun stuff. This is episode #124 - Lazy River Madness.

On this episode we are joined by Ivonne Ramos otherwise known as @servoisnaked (who originally tweeted the idea for replacing extinct attractions with lazy rivers). We decided to rank our three favorite attractions we'd like to turn into lazy rivers.

Enjoy this crazy discussion!

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio. This is your show about Disney history and Disney parks. This is Season 8, Episode 6: The Master Showman. On this episode we continue looking at the career and life of Disney Imagineer Claude Coats and the growth and the changing Walt Disney Company from the 1920's through the 1980's.

As a part of episode 6, we take a look at the many projects, actions and reactions of the Walt Disney Company throughout the 1960's.

This decade is packed full of events and additions, including:

- The creation of audio animatronics and the omnimover

- The 1964-65 Worlds Fair

- The Disneyland TenCennial

- The addition of New Orleans Square

- The creation of two amazing attractions: Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion.

Enjoy!

Direct download: WWR_S8E6__The_Master_Showman.mp3
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Thank you for downloading WEDWay NOW! on the Big Screen. This is episode #31, and our return to the show about the films and film news surrounding Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation, Pixar, MARVEL and Lucasfilm.

This week we discuss Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm, including:

- New Kermit the Frog voice actor

- Malificient 2

- Live action Lion King

- Live action Dumbo

- Live action Aladdin

- Live action Mulan

- Han Solo Film

- Star Wars Spinoff Rumors

Enjoy!

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio. This is your show about exploring the Disney parks and Disney history. This is your bonus episode #3 - The Universe elf Energy Pavilion.

On this episode we take a look at the recently closed Energy pavilion at Epcot. And to make this an even more complicated story we go back to an episode we made in 2009 (episode #20) where we discussed the Universe of Energy and Ellen's Energy Adventure. This show is a mix of contemporary content and retro WEDWay Radio content so enjoy the change in our approaches to podcasting.

Thanks again!

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Thank You for downloading WEDWay Radio. This is Season 8, bonus episode #2 - WDW Adventureland 1.0.

On this episode we take a look at Adventureland during the first few years of Walt Disney Worlds existence, including its shops, its attractions, its architecture and other features that made Adventureland unique.

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Direct download: WWR_S8_Bonus_episode_2_-_WDW_Adventureland_1.0.mp3
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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, this is your show on Disney history and Disney parks. This is Season 8, Bonus episode 1: Farewell Great Movie Ride.

On this episode we say goodbye to The Great Movie Ride, the once signature attraction at the Disney MGM Studio. This attraction takes with it an era of Disney theme park design unrivaled since the early 1980's.

Enjoy!

Direct download: WWR_S8_Bonus_1_-_Farewell_Great_Movie_Ride.mp3
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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW! the companion show to WEDWay Radio. This is episode #123 - Illuminations history with Chuck Mirarchi. On this episode we are joined by columnist Chuck Mirarchi to discuss one of his articles detailing the different incarnations of Epcot nighttime spectaculars through the years, and then go into Illuminations: Reflections of Earth.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay! the companion show to WEDWay Radio. This is #122 - Epcot Rumors with Dan Heaton of Tomorrow Society.

On this episode we take a look at some recent rumors making the rounds on the internet including:

- A $800 million - $1 billion overhaul of Future World

- Retheming of Energy Pavilion to Guardians of the Galaxy

- Expanding Starbucks

- Demolition of Wonders of Life

- Mission Space update

- Ratatouille attraction coming to France pavilion

- A new UK attraction

Enjoy!

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It all started with a ..... railroad. A railroad that ran in Walt Disney's outer office. From there, Walt started to think bigger and bigger, until he had a railroad he could board himself in his backyard. On this episode of WEDWay Radio, lets take a look at the origins of WED from the perspective that the Carolwood Pacific was really the beginning of WED. Thanks for downloading and continuing to support WEDWay Radio! Enjoy!

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Thank you for downloading WEDWay NOW!, the companion show to WEDWay Radio. This is episode #121 and we are happy to be joined by Aaron Wallace, the author of The Thinking Fan's Guide to WDW: Epcot, as well Magic Kingdom, and Hocus Pocus in Focus.

Nate and Aaron reminisce about Epcot and talk about some of the changes that Aaron discusses within the book.

Enjoy!

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