WEDway Radio - Walt Disney World and Disneyland Examined with some Disney History (podcast)
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! 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

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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.

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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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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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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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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 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 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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Launched in 1983, take a look at the early days of the Disney Channel, when it was a premium channel.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW! #092 - A Haus for Frozen and an Endor Run.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW! on the Big Screen.  This is episode #51 - Marvel Phase II recap.  On this episode we take a look at the films of Marvel's Phase II, from Iron Man 3 to Ant Man.

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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 3 where we are starting our 2015 Summer Series celebrating Frontierland.

On this episode we take a look at three influences that helped to create a Frontierland:

1.  America's Obsession with Westerns int he 1940's and 1950's

2.  The Carolwood Pacific Railroad 

3.  Walts experiences in Marceline MO

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio.  This is YOUR show about Disney Parks and Disney History.  This is Season 7:  Episode 1 - If You Had Wings.  

On this episode of WEDWay Radio we take a look at one of the (almost) original attractions to Walt Disney World's Tomorrowland - If You Had Wings.  This is attraction is one of the storied attractions of Disney's past as it was unique to WDW, and utilized the somewhat overlooked projection attraction technology that was so apparent in late 60's - 70's and 80's attractions. Also, the song is pretty cool.

Enjoy this episode and enjoy Season 7!

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW!, the companion news show to WEDWay Radio and your window to the Disney community.  This is episode #87 - The Polynesian Shrug.

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Thank you for downloading WEDWay NOW!, the news companion to WEDWay Radio and your window to the Disney community.  This is episode #85 - The Ill Fated Flying Tires.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW!, the news companion to WEDWay Radio and your window to the Disney community.  This is episode #82 - Peter Pan and the Explorers Lodge.  

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW! on the Big Screen, YOUR show about the film news of: Walt Disney Pictures, Animation, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm.  This is episode #26.

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Happy New Year!

Thanks for downloading WEDWay NOW!, the companion news to WEDWay Radio and your window to the Disney community.  This is episode #80 - Polynesian, Frozen's storybook land & Sunglass Hut.

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NOW! #079 - Mojo and Michael and Destination D

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WEDWay NOW! on the Big Screen #25

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, your show about Disney History and the Disney Parks.  This is Season 6, Episode 4: 64 Worlds Fair Part I

This show is sponsored for The Magic For Less Travel.  If you're planning a trip to WDW, Disneyland or The Disney Cruise, go to TheMagicForLess.com and a get a free quote.

On this episode we begin our 2014 Summer Series celebrating the 1964

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, your show about Disney History and the Disney Parks.  This is Season 6, Episode 1: The Backstage Tour.  This show is sponsored for The Magic For Less Travel.  If you're planning a trip to WDW, Disneyland or The Disney Cruise, go to TheMagicForLess.com and a get a free quote.

This show is our first for Season 6, and we're going back to where WEDWay Radio all started - The Disney MGM Studios.  On this episode we bring you the second half of the Backlot Tour, the Backstage portion showing you more of how movie magic makes it to the big and small screen.

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Disneyland TV Show Companion episode #2

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, YOUR show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company. This is Season 5: Episode 35 -MRHS 4: Three Tomorrowlands

On this, the SEASON FINALE of Season 5, we are joined by Michael Crawford for the fourth installment of our Metro Historical Society, our roundtable series discussing different aspects of Disney history and Disney theme parks.  

The subject of this installment is the changing look, theme and experience of WDW's Tomorrowland. 

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, YOUR show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company. This is Season 5: Episode 34 - Peco's Bill, The Western Superman

On this episode we take a look at the 1948 Disney Animated Feature - Melody Time, more specifically the short feature - Pecos Bill.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, YOUR show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company. This is Season 5: Episode 33 - DCA 1.0 Part I

On this episode we explore Opening Day DCA.  More specifically, the entrance area, including:

 - The California Letters

 - The Tile Mosaic

 - The Golden Gate Bridge

 - Greetings from California Store

 - The Candy Shoppe

 - Sunshine Plaza

 - The California Zephyr

 - Burrrrbank Ice Cream

 - Bakers Field Bakery

 - Engine Ears Toys

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, YOUR show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company. This is Season 5: Episode 32 - 100 Years of Magic

On this episode we remember the 100 Years of Magic Celebration at Walt Disney World, celebrating the 100th birthday of Walt Disney.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, YOUR show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company. This is Season 5: Episode 31 - One Great Year: 1986

On this episode we take a look at a historic year for the Walt Disney Company - 1986. This is the third installment in an our annual Year in Review series. On this episode we take a thematic view of the year that was, looking at the film news, theme park news and overall company news, including:

 - WED changes to Imagineering

 - Captain EO opens

 - The Living Sea's opens

 - The Disney MGM Studios begins construction

 - The first R rated film for the company: Down and Out in Beverly Hills

And much more.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, YOUR show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company. This is Season 5: Episode 30 - Windows of Main Street USA.

On this episode we take a look at one of the great unique details of Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom - The windows of Main Street USA.  We not only take a look at some of the more unique windows, but also take a look at the unique stories behind a few. 

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, YOUR show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company. This is Season 5: Episode 27 - Lady & The Tramp: An American Story

On this episode we examine one of the most beloved Disney animated classic's, Lady and the Tramp, and explore the Americana embedded throughout this new classic tale, and the story of how this film came to be.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, YOUR show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company. This is Season 5: Episode 26 - Welcome Foolish Mortals! - Haunted Mansion Part IV

This week we wrap up our Fall 2013 series on The Haunted Mansion by taking a walk through the attraction itself, examining many of the elements that we presented in the first three parts.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, your show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company.  This is Season 5, Episode 24 - This Chilling Challenge: The Haunted Mansion Part III

On this episode we unveil Part III of our Fall 2013 series on the Haunted Mansion. We look at why the mansion changed from a walking tour to an omnimover ride.  The ghostly space theming by Claude Coats, The gags of Marc Davis and the iconic song of X Atencio. 

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, your show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company.  This is Season 5, Episode 23 - A Trip Down Main Street.

On this episode we take discuss the different Main Street vehicles that have called Disneyland their home, and they have stood the test of time.  Although they each have their roots in Disneyland, you can see them across several Disney Parks around the world.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, your show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company.  This is Season 5, Episode 22 - The Illusioneers: Part II of our Fall 2013 Series on The Haunted Mansion.

On this Part of of our series we take a look at two more Imagineers who worked on early versions of the Haunted Mansion - Rolly Crump and Yale Gracey.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, your show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company.  This is Season 5, Episode 18 - Sounds of the 70's - Disney Films.

On this episode we take a look at the music of Disney films of the 1970's, both animated and live action.

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Thanks for Downloading WEDWay Radio, your show about exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company.  This is Season 5, Episode 17: Disney Legend Alice Davis.

On this episode we interview Disney Legend Alice Davis and we discuss her amazing career at Disney.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, your show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company.  This is Season 5: Episode 16 - Fantasyland Finale - Fantasyland Part IV

On this episode we wrap up our 2013 Summer Series on Fantasyland, looking at how different parks around the world advanced the Fantasyland theme.  From Walt Disney World, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong and back to WDW.  Enjoy our look at the differences between the different Fantasyland's.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, your show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company.  This is Season 5, Episode 14 - Journey Into Imagineering.

On this episode we take a look at our recent trip to the D23 Expo, examining what we believe was the best part, The Imagineering Pavilion.  We tour each area of the pavilion, including models, demonstrations and priceless art from the Imagineering library.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, your show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company.  This is Season 5, Episode 12 - The Backlot Tour: Studios '89.

This week we go back to a forgotten series examining the Disney MGM Studios of 1989, and this part takes a look at the Backlot Tour.  The Backlot Tour was actually the first half of a larger tour that would take guests behind the magic of filmmaking.  

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, your show about exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company.  This is Season 5, Episode 9 - Saludos Amigos.

On this week, we've got a show covering one of the most unique, important and groundbreaking events in the history of The Walt Disney Company - The Goodwill Trip to South America as a part of the Good Neighbor program. This occurred during the Disney animators strike of 1941.  The amazing story of these events and the film that came out of the trip is the subject of this episode. 

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, your show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Co.  This is Season 5, Episode 8 - Fantasyland 1.0, Part II of our Fantasyland Summer Series.

On this episode we take a look at Fantasyland during its first three decades.  Fantasyland probably changed the least between 1955 and 1983, but it is drastically different from the park we know today.  Listen along as we explore some of the early attractions that used to invite visitors, such as the Pirate Ship & Skull Rock, and the Fantasyland Autopia.  We also discuss some never built attractions such as the Old Mill, The Duck Bump and Peter Pan's Crocodile Aquarium.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, your show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company.  This is Season 5, Episode 7 - The Majestic Wilderness Lodge

On this episode of WEDWay Radio we discuss all the great stuff that makes Disney's Wilderness Lodge one of the best themed resorts in the world. 

Matt and Nate share the fictional backstory explianing many of the themed elements around the hotel and also many of the historical signifance of the time period in which the Wilderness Lodge is set. 

One often overlooked story is the presence of Humphrey the Bear in the Wilderness Lodge.  He is the official mascot of the Wilderness Lodge and can found outside the Wilderness Lodge Mercantile Shop.  Humphrey appeared in several Disney shorts in the 1950's.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, your show about exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company.  This is Season 5, Episode 6 The Metro Retro Historical Society Meeting 3 - Two Brothers and Two Brothers…. On a Boat.

This week we welcome Michael and Jeff Crawford back to WEDWay Radio to discuss different water craft around the Disney Parks.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, you show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company.  This is Season 5, Episode 5 - 50 Years of Tiki's.

On this episode we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room.  We discuss many of the amazing elements of this fantastic attraction.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, your show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company. This is Season 5, Episode 3 - The Original Land Pavilion.

On this episode we take a look at the original design for The Land Pavilion Future World's.  Listen as we journey back to the 1970's to view Tony Baxter's original design for this Epcot staple.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, a show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company.  This is Season 5, episode #1 - The Love Bug.

On this episode we examine one of our favorite Disney live action films, 1969's The Love Bug.  We look at the characters, plot lines, the importance of this movie in Disney history and some of the important people who helped bring it to the big screen.

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Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, a show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company.  This is episode #144 - Tomorrowland 1.5: Disneyland's Tomorrowland from 1955-1966.

On this episode we take a look at some of the forgotten, strange and iconic attractions of the first incarnation of Disneyland's Tomorrowland, including Rocket to the Moon, The Yacht Club and The Flying Saucers.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 3:26am UTC

Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, a show about exploring the Disney parks, Disney history and the Walt Disney Company. This is episode #142 - Dinner and a Horror Movie.

On this episode we take a look at the end of Disney MGM's first real expansion with the opening of the Muppet Vision 3D, The Honey I Shrunk The Kids playground and the opening of Commissary Lane, which includes the subject our this show - The Sci-Fi Dine In Theater Restaurant.

The Sci-Fi Dine In Theater Restaurant is an amazing dining experience.  It may be the best themed restaurant in all of Walt Disney World. We discuss many of the theming elements and how it fits into the overall theme of the Studios.  Nate also shares experiences working at the Sci-Fi.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:09am UTC

Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, a show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and the Walt Disney Company.  This is episode #140 - Music of Disney Films: The 1960's.

On this episode we are joined by Jeff Crawford and take a look at the Disney films of the 1960's and the music that made them.  Some of them are very well known, others are quite obscure.  

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:00am UTC

Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio a show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney history and The Walt Disney Co. This is episode #137 - Meet Me at Disneyland.

On this episode, Matt and Nate discuss a local television show from 1962 in the Los Angeles area called Meet Me in Disneyland.  The show wasn't very long.  It only lasted through the summer, but it used musical acts to highlight the different areas of the park

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:17am UTC

Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, a show about exploring the Disney Parks, Disney history and the Walt Disney CO. This is episode #136 - Main Street 1.0 Part 2.

 On this particular episode we take a look at the second block of shops and unique places of Man Street USA as it existed in Disneylands opening year of 1955.

Some of the more interesting things we discuss are the Pen shop, Intimate Apparel, The Main Street Shooting Gallery and the Carnation Ice Cream Shop.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 5:39am UTC

This is the first of our three part series celebrating the 75th anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Walt Disney's first feature length animated film.  In this particular installment we discuss the barriers that Disney had to overcome to go from making shorts at the beginning of the 1930's to creating features towardsthe end.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:04pm UTC

Thank You for downloading WEDWay Radio, a show about Exploring the Disney Parks, Disney History and The Walt Disney Company.  This is episode #134 - Unbuilt Hotels of the Seven Seas Lagoon.

On this episode we take a look at the three unbuilt concepts for deluxe resorts on the Seven Seas Lagoon that go back to the initial days of the Florida Project.  D23's Michael Crawford of Progresscityusa.com joins us to discuss the history, style and layout of these areas.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:39pm UTC

Thanks for downloading episode 133 of WEDWay Radio where we take a look at the 1948 Disney animated short Johnny Appleseed.  It was released as a part of the 1948 package film Melody Time.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:56pm UTC

Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, a show about experiencing the Disney parks, Disney history and the Walt Disney Company.  This is episode #132 - The Early Days of the Disney Polynesian Village Resort

This week we are happy to be joined by Steve "Tikiman" Seifert.  We discuss the construction of the Polynesian, early designs, the weird early reservation system and a lot of things that you could find at the Polynesian when it opened.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:07am UTC

Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, a show about Disney history, experiencing the Disney Parks and the Walt Disney Company.  This is episode #131 - Main Street 1.0

On this episode we take a look at the first block of 1955 Main Street exploring the unique shops like the Wurlitzer Music Hall, the Yale & Towne Lock Co and the Upjohn Pharmacy.

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Direct download: WEDWay_Radio_131_-_Main_Street_1.0.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:39pm UTC

Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, a show about experiencing the Disney Parks, Disney History and the Walt Disney Co.  This is episode 129 - Disneyland and DCA in a Day.

This week we take a look at experiencing both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in a day.

Matt and Nate take different routes exploring the parks, but neither try and fit the maximum number of attractions into the day, instead we stick to different areas,  trying to take advantage of the attractions and the ambiance of different areas.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:36am UTC

The first decade of EPCOT is explored in this; the fourth installment of our 30 Years of Discovery series.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:10pm UTC

Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, a show about Disney Parks, Disney History and Touring. This is episode 126: The Home of the Future.

On this episode we go back to Disneyland in 1957 for the opening of the Monsanto House of the Future, and take a look at the life of the first futuristic attraction in Tomorrowland.  

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:50am UTC

Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, a show about Disney parks, Disney history and touring.  This is episode 125 - Frontierland 1.0

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:59am UTC

This episode is our third in our DCA Project Update miniseries, examining the construction and refurbishment of Disney California Adventure.  We started looking at this on episode 7 of WEDWay Radio and since then have looked at the progress of the project each summer culminating with the completion of the project in 2012. Enjoy!

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:25pm UTC

Thanks for downloading WEDWay Radio, a show about Disney parks, Disney history and touring. This is episode #123 - Epcot's Opening Day: 30 Years of Discovery.

This episode is our third in our 30 Years of Discovery Series, celebrating the five decades of Epcot, and we chose to look at Epcot's Opening Day and Dedication including the TV Special starring Danny Kaye.

The show is broken up into three parts:

 - October 1, 1982 

 - What was there on opening day

 - The TV Special

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:35pm UTC

This weeks WEDWay Radio is a sequel to a previous episode entitled Better on a Boat that we created in the Spring of 2011, where we discussed first time touring at Disneyland with a child.  This episode is similar in nature, but switches coasts to Walt Disney World to challenge the idea that Epcot is not for kids.

Matt takes us on a tour around Epcot discussing a recent trip with his 6 month old son and how they enjoyed the different pavilions in Future World and World Showcase.

Some of the highlights:

 - The searing heat of Future World

 - The worst World Showcase Pavilion for kids

 - The awesomeness of Turtle Talk with Crush and Living with the Land

Side Note: Nate does not look like Grimace

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Direct download: wedwayradio122.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:33pm UTC