Episode 262: We are back and what better way to celebrate April than with a little March madness! That’s right we used a complex algorithm to create head to head attraction match-ups at all 4 of the Walt Disney world Theme Parks. In this episode we narrow down the attraction match-ups to the elite eight at each theme park. We have some upsets and some obvious no brainier wins as well. We even have a possible Cinderella story brewing with one attraction. (see what I did there?) Tune in next week for the exciting conclusion! We also start off the show by discussing some Disney news and the Virtual Parkeology challenge taking place this weekend! If you are doing the challenge this weekend, good luck and we give some suggestions on some ride photos. I didn’t say that they are good suggestions but judge for yourself!
Episode 121 – Pros and Cons, Pt 2
Today Jon and I have another round of Disney Pros and Cons! This is the game where we randomly select something from Walt Disney World and one of us will list the pros and the other has to list the cons. This time we added restaurants and resorts to the list as well. The way it works is that we use a random number generator that we match to a number on our list of attractions, dining locations, and resorts. We go through several rounds and see who can make the best arguments for or against something.
Episode 94 – Armchair Imagineering
In Today’s episode we start off by talking about Animal Kingdom’s 20th Anniversary! Jon and I then try our hand at “armchair Imagineering.” We decided to take a list of all rides, shows, and attractions and Walt Disney World and using a random number generator we would pick something from this list at random and decide what enhancements or outright changes we would make to that attraction. It turns out that imagineering is harder than it looks. Who would’ve thought?
Episode 91 – The Best Dark Rides of All Time
Today we discuss the best dark rides at Walt Disney World. Jon compiled a list of dark rides (past and present) that we go through and determine which ones should be considered the top 5 of all time. We begin with a list of 23 attractions and whittle it down to 5. We both unanimously agree on which attraction is our number one dark ride of all time. Which one do you think it is? Let us know what you think of our lists by reaching out to us on our website or on social media…@twtmpodcast.
Episode 81 – Future World West
Today we continue our series of walking through each land of the Disney Parks. This episode we tackle future world west at Epcot. This includes the Seas, Land, and Imagination Pavilions. We also cover all of the dining and character meeting locations on this side of the park. Next week we will start our journey around world showcase but which side will we start on? Find out next week!
Episode 78 – Epcot Future World East
We are continuing our series where we walk through the different lands of the Disney Parks. Today we are starting our journey through Epcot by going through each attraction in the east side of future world. The attractions on the east side include Test Track, Mission Space, and the other attractions that are closed in this area. We go through the history of each attraction and wrap up by giving our thoughts on the shopping and dinning options in this area of the park. Join us next week as we go through the west side of Future world.
Episode 77 – News 3/14/2018
Today’s news stories include:
- Disney may build on the old River Country site
- Tron coaster construction is now visible from inside the Magic Kingdom
- Dates confirmed for 2018 Food & Wine Festival
- Citrus swirl at Magic Kingdom has been replaced
- Animal Kingdom Cast members will receive new uniforms
- Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean will go down for rehab in late April
- New menu items for Magic Kingdom quick service restaurants
Episode 73 – Adam’s Trip Report
In this episode go through my most recent trip to Walt Disney World. I talk about my experience staying at the Contemporary and go over some of the changes that I noticed with the monorails. I also give my thoughts on the festival of the arts at EPCOT and how it compares to the other festivals. I wrap up by going through how I dealt with the crowds on a very busy day at Magic Kingdom.
Justin Scarred YouTube video from Festival of the Arts
Episode 72 – Tomorrowland
Today we continue our series where we go through the different lands of the Disney Parks. This episode is a walk-through of Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom. We give our thoughts, opinions, and history of the attractions in Tomorrowland. We also cover the shopping and dinning options that are available. Let us know what you think about Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom.
Episode 64 – Top 5 hidden details at Walt Disney World
Today we give you our top 5 hidden details at Walt Disney World. Disney is known for paying close attention to detail in the parks and resorts. Some of these details are not as noticeable as others. We are listing our current top 5 favorite details that most people don’t notice. Are there any in our list that you weren’t aware of?
Episode 62 – News 2/7/18
This week’s news episode covers the following topics:
- Our thoughts on the new Han Solo Star Wars movie trailer
- The opening date fort he Tron roller coaster at Magic Kingdom
- The rumor that the Main Street theater project has been cancelled
- A rundown of the Incredible summer promotion at Walt Disney World
- Dwayne Johnson has a new co-star for his Jungle Cruise Movie
- Construction permits have been filed for the EPCOT hotel project
- The wonders of life pavilion is having some maintenance work done
- Is Star Wars starting to fade at the Box office?
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Episode 61 – Top 5 Classic Epcot attractions
This episode is all about classic EPCOT attractions. These are the original attractions to the park as well as ones that opened within the park’s first few years. Many of these attractions are no longer open or have been completely changed. We go through each of them and give our picks for top 5 classic EPCOT attractions. Which ones do you think will be in our top 5?
Episode 57 – Adventureland
Today marks the start of a new series where we are going to go through each land of the parks and talk in detail about them. We will go through the history of the land, the attractions, shops, restaurants and the theme. Today’s episode is all about Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom in Florida. We talk about our favorite attractions and our memories of this land through the years. Stay tuned for next Friday as we will be discussing Frontierland.
Episode 53 – Best places to take a break
What are the best places in Walt Disney World to take a break? When it gets hot and you have been walking all day you need a place to stop and cool off for a few minutes. That’s why in this episode Jon and I discuss some of our favorite places to stop and take a break. We break it down by park and in each park we give some suggestions for locations where you can take a break as well as attractions that are good for getting some cool air and a place to sit. What are your favorite places to take a break?
January News Roundup
Monorail red left one of it’s doors open in route to EPCOT. Disney is closing all of their Children’s Activity Centers. Club-level guests will now have the option to buy additional fast passes. Stitch’s great escape just wont go away….Those stories and more on this episode of Traveling with the mouse.
Episode 51 – Refurbishments
The start of the year usually means it is refurb time for some rides and attractions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. We cover what attractions will be undergoing refurbishments and for how long. We also talk about some of the ongoing construction projects that might impact your vacation this year.
Episode 49 – Aulani, Part 2
It’s the long awaited part two of my Aulani trip. If you missed it, go back and listen to Episode 42 to hear Part 1. In this episode however, I go into more detail on my thoughts about the resort and all that it has to offer. I talk about the dinning options and what I thought of the food at Aulani. I talk about the pools and resort activities that are so much fun. I also reveal my favorite resort activity that is a must do. At the end of the episode I talk a little about what kind of things I did outside of Aulani on the island of Oahu.
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Episode 37 – Coco/The Polar Express Train
This is our first episode that is primarily devoted to something non-Disney related. So…we spend the first 7 minutes talking about Disney. Specifically, the new Disney-Pixar film Coco which I saw during it’s opening weekend. I don’t give away any major spoilers but just go see it, you won’t regret it. Anyway…the point of this episode is to talk about the recent trip that my family took to Bryson City, North Carolina to experience the Polar express train. I give my review of the experience and let you know if I recommend it. On this same trip I also spent a day at the Biltmore in Ashville, North Carolina. I give a brief review of that experience and let you know if I would recommend it for parents with young children.
Episode 34 – The worst attractions of all time
We go through each park at Walt Disney world and decide which attractions (past or present) are the worst of all time. Deciding which attractions should be on this list is harder than you would think. We debate about some attractions that one or both of us have had bad experiences on and try to decide if that should be a deciding factor in what attractions belong on the worst list. What attractions would go on your worst list?
Episode 32 – The Music of Walt Disney World
Today Jon and I talk about our favorite music from Walt Disney World. We list our favorite music by attraction and by area. We list our favorite music from the resorts as well. We had a lot of fun with this episode so we added in some honorable mentions in addition to our favorites. Take a listen and let us know what is your favorite music from Walt Disney World.