Imagination Skyway

Matthew Krul

Imagination Skyway (formerly Imagineer Podcast) is a positive, welcoming, family-friendly Disney® fan community celebrating the magical worlds of Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and beyond. Learn more at ImaginationSkyway.com. read less
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Walt Disney | Stories of Walt at Disneyland | Part One
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Walt Disney | Stories of Walt at Disneyland | Part One
Disneyland is not only the first Disney Park created around the world. It's also the only Disney Park that Walt Disney personally visited. Walt Disney helped to develop so many specific elements of Disneyland, many of which are still visible today, and there are countless stories that describe how Walt helped to create and transform "the happiest place on earth."   In this two-part episode, I chat with Kelly Washington of Slice of Disney and Philander Butler to share some of our favorite stories about Walt Disney at Disneyland.   What is your story about Walt at Disneyland?? Tag me and join the conversation below. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@imaginationskywayInstagram: www.instagram.com/imaginationskywayFacebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationskywayFacebook: www.facebook.com/imaginationskywayTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imaginationskyway Threads: https://www.threads.net/@imaginationskywayTwitter: www.twitter.com/skywaypodcastEmail: matt@imagineerpodcast.com  Get Bonus Content If you want to take your love of Imagination Skyway to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more.  How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friendsRate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092Join our Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcastPurchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Enjoy the show!
Lanny Smoot | Disney Research Fellow | Imagineer | National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee
Feb 17 2024
Lanny Smoot | Disney Research Fellow | Imagineer | National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee
Walt Disney Imagineer Lanny Smoot was recently inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the first Imagineer and the second person at Disney to ever receive this distinction (the first was Walt Disney). With over 25 years as a Disney Research Fellow and Walt Disney Imagineer, Lanny Smoot has filed over 106 patents (74 for Disney), including the technology that makes it possible for Madame Leota's head to float in the Haunted Mansion seance room and the exciting new HoloTile floor.   In this episode, I have the honor of chatting with Lanny about his inventions, his career at Walt Disney Imagineering, and his thoughts on becoming a part of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.   What is your favorite invention, illusion or special effect created by Walt Disney Imagineering? Tag me and join the conversation below. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@imaginationskywayInstagram: www.instagram.com/imaginationskywayFacebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationskywayFacebook: www.facebook.com/imaginationskywayTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imaginationskyway Threads: https://www.threads.net/@imaginationskywayTwitter: www.twitter.com/skywaypodcastEmail: matt@imagineerpodcast.com  Get Bonus Content If you want to take your love of Imagination Skyway to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more.  How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friendsRate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092Join our Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcastPurchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Enjoy the show!
Disney Cruise Line: What To Expect
Feb 3 2024
Disney Cruise Line: What To Expect
Disney Cruise Line takes the magic of a Disney vacation out to sea, providing Disney fans with the opportunity to literally travel the world while being immersed in the worlds of Disney. Disney Cruise Line offers some incredible experiences not just in port but also out at sea. With rotational dining, entertainment, on-board activities, kids clubs, pools, spas, characters, and add-on experiences, a Disney Cruise Line vacation can be both relaxing and enjoyable for the whole family, and it's all delivered at an enhanced level of Disney Cast Member service in spaces created by the creative visionaries at Walt Disney Imagineering. In this episode, we'll dive into what you can expect on a Disney Cruise Line vacation and how to make the most of every moment of your trip.   Special thanks to my guest Kelly Craig of KMV Travel (KMV Travel is a sponsor of this episode).   What is your dream Disney Cruise Line itinerary? Tag me and join the conversation below. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@imaginationskywayInstagram: www.instagram.com/imaginationskywayFacebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationskywayFacebook: www.facebook.com/imaginationskywayTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imaginationskyway Threads: https://www.threads.net/@imaginationskywayTwitter: www.twitter.com/skywaypodcastEmail: matt@imagineerpodcast.com  Get Bonus Content If you want to take your love of Imagination Skyway to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more.  How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friendsRate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092Join our Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcastPurchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Enjoy the show!
Disney Cruise Line: Planning Your Trip At Sea
Jan 27 2024
Disney Cruise Line: Planning Your Trip At Sea
Disney Cruise Line takes the magic of a Disney vacation out to sea, providing Disney fans with the opportunity to literally travel the world while being immersed in the worlds of Disney. Unlike a Disney Parks vacation, a trip aboard Disney Cruise Line includes some additional steps in the planning process, but it can also be a more relaxing vacation overall. In this episode, we'll discuss everything you need to know about planning a Disney Cruise Line vacation, including what makes Disney Cruise Line different from other cruising companies, what to pack, stateroom options, transportation to and from Port Canaveral, passports, and so much more.   Special thanks to my guest Kelly Craig of KMV Travel (KMV Travel is a sponsor of this episode).   What is your favorite ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet? Tag me and join the conversation below. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@imaginationskywayInstagram: www.instagram.com/imaginationskywayFacebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationskywayFacebook: www.facebook.com/imaginationskywayTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imaginationskyway Threads: https://www.threads.net/@imaginationskywayTwitter: www.twitter.com/skywaypodcastEmail: matt@imagineerpodcast.com  Get Bonus Content If you want to take your love of Imagination Skyway to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more.  How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friendsRate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092Join our Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcastPurchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Enjoy the show!
Music of Pixar Early Years | Finding Nemo to Up
Jan 13 2024
Music of Pixar Early Years | Finding Nemo to Up
Pixar's early years are defined by some iconic films, each telling a unique story in a way that made Disney-Pixar productions famous. The first 10 films in particular helped pave the way for Pixar's success and influenced Disney to acquire the studio. In addition to the stories, characters and animation that made these movies famous, the music helped amplify these films' popularity and created a distinct sound for Pixar.   In this two-part podcast episode, we dive into the music of the first 10 Pixar films: Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, and Up. We also discuss the composers who brought these soundtracks to life (Randy Newman, Thomas Newman, and Michael Giacchino), the original songs featured in these albums, and some of our favorites. We also discuss the history of Pixar and the impact of these first 10 films.   What is your favorite song from the Pixar soundtracks discussed in this episode? Tag me and join the conversation below. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@imaginationskywayInstagram: www.instagram.com/imaginationskywayFacebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationskywayFacebook: www.facebook.com/imaginationskywayTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imaginationskyway Threads: https://www.threads.net/@imaginationskywayTwitter: www.twitter.com/skywaypodcastEmail: matt@imagineerpodcast.com  Get Bonus Content If you want to take your love of Imagination Skyway to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more.  How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friendsRate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092Join our Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcastPurchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Enjoy the show!
Music of Pixar Early Years | Toy Story to Monsters Inc.
Jan 6 2024
Music of Pixar Early Years | Toy Story to Monsters Inc.
Pixar's early years are defined by some iconic films, each telling a unique story in a way that made Disney-Pixar productions famous. The first 10 films in particular helped pave the way for Pixar's success and influenced Disney to acquire the studio. In addition to the stories, characters and animation that made these movies famous, the music helped amplify these films' popularity and created a distinct sound for Pixar.   In this two-part podcast episode, we dive into the music of the first 10 Pixar films: Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, and Up. We also discuss the composers who brought these soundtracks to life (Randy Newman, Thomas Newman, and Michael Giacchino), the original songs featured in these albums, and some of our favorites. We also discuss the history of Pixar and the impact of these first 10 films.   What is your favorite song from the Pixar soundtracks discussed in this episode? Tag me and join the conversation below. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@imaginationskywayInstagram: www.instagram.com/imaginationskywayFacebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationskywayFacebook: www.facebook.com/imaginationskywayTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imaginationskyway Threads: https://www.threads.net/@imaginationskywayTwitter: www.twitter.com/skywaypodcastEmail: matt@imagineerpodcast.com  Get Bonus Content If you want to take your love of Imagination Skyway to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more.  How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friendsRate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092Join our Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcastPurchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Enjoy the show!
Haunted Mansion Holiday | Disneyland | Nightmare Before Christmas Overlay
Dec 16 2023
Haunted Mansion Holiday | Disneyland | Nightmare Before Christmas Overlay
Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland transforms the Haunted Mansion every Halloween and Christmas season into a Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Town wonderland. Complete with iconic characters from the 1993 Tim Burton film (Jack Skellington, Sally, Oogie Boogie and more), memorable songs, and a unique narrative, Haunted Mansion Holiday brings the joy of the holiday season to Disneyland guests with a spooky twist reminiscent of the film its based on.   In this podcast episode, we dive into the history of Haunted Mansion Holiday since its 2001 debut and share some fun facts you might not have known about this attraction. The episodes includes a binaural scenic audio recording from the ride at Disneyland.   What is your favorite Disney holiday overlay? Tag me and join the conversation below. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@imaginationskywayInstagram: www.instagram.com/imaginationskywayFacebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationskywayFacebook: www.facebook.com/imaginationskywayTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imaginationskyway Threads: https://www.threads.net/@imaginationskywayTwitter: www.twitter.com/skywaypodcastEmail: matt@imagineerpodcast.com  Get Bonus Content If you want to take your love of Imagination Skyway to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more.  How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friendsRate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092Join our Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcastPurchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Enjoy the show!
Dave Goelz | 50 Years with The Muppets
Dec 2 2023
Dave Goelz | 50 Years with The Muppets
Performing as Gonzo the Great, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Waldorf, Beauregard, and countless other Muppets for over 50 years, Dave Goelz has been working on this franchise since the beginning. He's one of two Muppet performers to have worked on all 8 Muppet theatrical releases, and his experience includes time with working other Muppets legends like Frank Oz and of course Jim Henson. Dave recently became an honorary Imagineer (recognized at Destination D23 2023) due to his years working on Disney Parks experiences.   In this podcast episode, I chat with Dave about his first 50 years with The Muppets, including his early fascinating with puppeteering, his work with The Muppets and Sesame Street, his Disney Parks projects, and beyond.   What is your favorite Muppet film and favorite Muppet character? Tag me and join the conversation below. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@imaginationskywayInstagram: www.instagram.com/imaginationskywayFacebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationskywayFacebook: www.facebook.com/imaginationskywayTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imaginationskyway Threads: https://www.threads.net/@imaginationskywayTwitter: www.twitter.com/skywaypodcastEmail: matt@imagineerpodcast.com  Get Bonus Content If you want to take your love of Imagination Skyway to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more.  How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friendsRate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092Join our Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcastPurchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Enjoy the show!
Disney Jollywood Nights | Opening Night Review | Event Strategy
Nov 18 2023
Disney Jollywood Nights | Opening Night Review | Event Strategy
Disney Jollywood Nights debuted November 11, 2023 at Walt Disney World, and I was there (on a paid ticket, not by invitation) to experience the event for myself. With two live stage show performances (Disney Holidays In Hollywood and What's This? Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along), live street performances (Twilight Soiree at the Tip Top Club and Holiday Fiesta En La Calle), Jingle Bell Jingle BAM nighttime spectacular, Jazzy Lounge at the Hollywood Brown Derby, unique Disney PhotoPass and character meet-and-greet opportunities, and over 60 unique snack and beverage items available for purchase, there is so much to see in this four-hour after hours holiday event.   In this podcast episode, we provide a summary of Disney Jollywood Nights, discuss our experiences on the event's opening night, share some advice and strategies, share similarities and differences to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, and even offer some potential areas of improvement.   Special thanks to my guests Lou Mongello of WDW Radio and Kelly Craig of KMV Travel (KMV Travel is a sponsor of this episode).   Will you plan to attend Disney Jollywood Nights this year or in a future year? Tag me and join the conversation below. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@imaginationskywayInstagram: www.instagram.com/imaginationskywayFacebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationskywayFacebook: www.facebook.com/imaginationskywayTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imaginationskyway Threads: https://www.threads.net/@imaginationskywayTwitter: www.twitter.com/skywaypodcastEmail: matt@imagineerpodcast.com  Get Bonus Content If you want to take your love of Imagination Skyway to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more.  How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friendsRate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092Join our Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcastPurchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Enjoy the show!
it’s a small world | Disneyland | 1964-1965 World’s Fair
Nov 4 2023
it’s a small world | Disneyland | 1964-1965 World’s Fair
Perhaps the most iconic ride of all time, "it's a small world" opened at the 1964-1965 World's Fair in New York at the UNICEF pavilion sponsored by Pepsi-Cola and was later moved to Disneyland, opening there in May 1966. Imagineers Mary Blair, Rolly Crump, Blaine Gibson, Marc Davis, Alice Davis, Harriet Burns and Claude Coats worked closely alongside Walt Disney to bring this attraction to life, and the Sherman Brothers (Richard and Robert Sherman) wrote its iconic theme song. With so much incredible history and a compelling message, this attraction is one of the best known in the world, and the song, written as a prayer for peace, is one of the most played songs of all time.   In this podcast episode, we dive into the rich history of "it's a small world" and share some fun facts you might not have known about this attraction. The episodes includes a binaural scenic audio recording from the ride at Disneyland.   What do you find most inspiring about "it's a small world"? Tag me and join the conversation below. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@imaginationskywayInstagram: www.instagram.com/imaginationskywayFacebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationskywayFacebook: www.facebook.com/imaginationskywayTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imaginationskyway Threads: https://www.threads.net/@imaginationskywayTwitter: www.twitter.com/skywaypodcastEmail: matt@imagineerpodcast.com  Get Bonus Content If you want to take your love of Imagination Skyway to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more.  How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friendsRate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092Join our Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcastPurchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Enjoy the show!
Oogie Boogie Bash | Disney California Adventure | Disneyland
Oct 21 2023
Oogie Boogie Bash | Disney California Adventure | Disneyland
In this episode, we recap our experience at Oogie Boogie Bash at the Disneyland Resort, which takes place in September and October at Disney California Adventure. We discuss the villain treat trails (especially Ernesto de la Cruz, Judge Doom, and Agatha Harkness), the character meet-and-greets, the parade, the crowds, dining options and beyond. Oogie Boogie Bash is a wonderful way to celebrate the Halloween season at Disneyland and offers some similarities and differences to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort.   What is your favorite Halloween experience at Disney? Tag me and join the conversation below. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@imaginationskywayInstagram: www.instagram.com/imaginationskywayFacebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationskywayFacebook: www.facebook.com/imaginationskywayTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imaginationskyway Threads: https://www.threads.net/@imaginationskywayTwitter: www.twitter.com/skywaypodcastEmail: matt@imagineerpodcast.com  Get Bonus Content If you want to take your love of Imagination Skyway to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more.  How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friendsRate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092Join our Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcastPurchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Enjoy the show!
Disney Holiday Travel | Honeymoons | Annual Passes | Listener Questions
Oct 7 2023
Disney Holiday Travel | Honeymoons | Annual Passes | Listener Questions
Answering questions from listeners, this episode covers a wide range of topics, including Disney Vacation Club strategy (how many points to purchase and deciding on a home resort), suggestions for a honeymoon to Disney, annual passes, Muppets, Disneyland attractions, and more. Be sure to participate in future Instagram Live Q&A sessions by following Imagination Skyway on the Instagram app.   What questions would you like to have answered on a future episode like this one? Tag me and join the conversation below. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@imaginationskywayInstagram: www.instagram.com/imaginationskywayFacebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationskywayFacebook: www.facebook.com/imaginationskywayTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imaginationskyway Threads: https://www.threads.net/@imaginationskywayTwitter: www.twitter.com/skywaypodcastEmail: matt@imagineerpodcast.com  Get Bonus Content If you want to take your love of Imagination Skyway to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more.  How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friendsRate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092Join our Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcastPurchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Enjoy the show!
Destination D23 2023 | Disney News | Recap
Sep 23 2023
Destination D23 2023 | Disney News | Recap
Destination D23 took place at Walt Disney World September 8-10, 2023. At the event, we learned more information about what Disney fans can expect from the Disney Parks (announcements and updates were shared for Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, Shanghai Disneyland, Disneyland Paris and Disney Cruise Line), Walt Disney Animation Studios, Marvel, Star Wars, and beyond. We also learned about upcoming D23 events, including updates to the D23 Expo, which will be called D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event in 2024. Destination D23 2023 offered so many incredible surprises for Disney fans in attendance and at home.   In this episode, I'm joined by Serena from Living By Disney to recap what we learned and what we're most looking forward to from this year's event announcements and Disney news. Please note that I was personally invited to attend Destination D23 by Disney and D23 as a part of the media, but all opinions expressed are my own.   What update or announcement are you most excited about from Destination D23? Tag me and join the conversation below. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@imaginationskywayInstagram: www.instagram.com/imaginationskywayFacebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationskywayFacebook: www.facebook.com/imaginationskywayTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imaginationskyway Threads: https://www.threads.net/@imaginationskywayTwitter: www.twitter.com/skywaypodcastEmail: matt@imagineerpodcast.com  Get Bonus Content If you want to take your love of Imagination Skyway to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more.  How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friendsRate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092Join our Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcastPurchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Enjoy the show!
Roundup Rodeo BBQ | Toy Story Land | Full Review (Part 2)
Sep 16 2023
Roundup Rodeo BBQ | Toy Story Land | Full Review (Part 2)
Roundup Rodeo BBQ opened in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios on March 23, 2023. This Walt Disney World restaurant combines casual bbq dining with Toy Story fun, turning guests into their very own cowboy toy set. While you dine, Cast Members and restaurant entertainment make you feel like a toy in Andy's room (you'll even have to watch out for Sid). It's fun for the whole family, and this two-part discussion offers a full review of this Walt Disney World restaurant... live on location!   In addition, as we wait for our food, we engage in a fun discussion about the best Disney sidekicks from the world of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars. It's a different kind of podcast episode, and one that I hope you enjoy.   Who are your favorite Disney sidekicks? Tag me and join the conversation below. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@imaginationskywayInstagram: www.instagram.com/imaginationskywayFacebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationskywayFacebook: www.facebook.com/imaginationskywayTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imaginationskyway Threads: https://www.threads.net/@imaginationskywayTwitter: www.twitter.com/skywaypodcastEmail: matt@imagineerpodcast.com  Get Bonus Content If you want to take your love of Imagination Skyway to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more.  How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friendsRate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092Join our Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcastPurchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Enjoy the show!
Roundup Rodeo BBQ | Toy Story Land | Full Review (Part 1)
Sep 9 2023
Roundup Rodeo BBQ | Toy Story Land | Full Review (Part 1)
Roundup Rodeo BBQ opened in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios on March 23, 2023. This Walt Disney World restaurant combines casual bbq dining with Toy Story fun, turning guests into their very own cowboy toy set. While you dine, Cast Members and restaurant entertainment make you feel like a toy in Andy's room (you'll even have to watch out for Sid). It's fun for the whole family, and this two-part discussion offers a full review of this Walt Disney World restaurant... live on location!   In addition, as we wait for our food, we engage in a fun discussion about the best Disney sidekicks from the world of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars. It's a different kind of podcast episode, and one that I hope you enjoy.   If you've been to Roundup Rodeo BBQ, what are your thoughts about the restaurant? Tag me and join the conversation below. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@imaginationskywayInstagram: www.instagram.com/imaginationskywayFacebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationskywayFacebook: www.facebook.com/imaginationskywayTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imaginationskyway Threads: https://www.threads.net/@imaginationskywayTwitter: www.twitter.com/skywaypodcastEmail: matt@imagineerpodcast.com  Get Bonus Content If you want to take your love of Imagination Skyway to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more.  How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friendsRate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092Join our Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcastPurchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Enjoy the show!
Imagineering Concepts for Walt Disney World
Sep 2 2023
Imagineering Concepts for Walt Disney World
Getting to play armchair Imagineer is one of my favorite pastimes. As a Disney fan, it's fun to imagine what could possibly one day come to the Disney Parks. Blue sky concepts from Walt Disney Imagineering are imaginative, inspiring, and downright exciting, teasing out what we might be able to expect at the Disney Parks one day. In this episode, we test our skills at coming up with ideas for potential Imagineering projects, and while the ideas are completely our own (none of these have been announced by Disney in any way), I hope you enjoy hearing what we come up with.   What concepts and ideas would you most like to see at Walt Disney World? Tag me and join the conversation below. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@imaginationskywayInstagram: www.instagram.com/imaginationskywayFacebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationskywayFacebook: www.facebook.com/imaginationskywayTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imaginationskyway Threads: https://www.threads.net/@imaginationskywayTwitter: www.twitter.com/skywaypodcastEmail: matt@imagineerpodcast.com  Get Bonus Content If you want to take your love of Imagination Skyway to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more.  How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friendsRate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092Join our Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcastPurchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Enjoy the show!
Disneyland with a Toddler or Infant
Aug 19 2023
Disneyland with a Toddler or Infant
The Disneyland Resort in California is an amazing place for families of all ages, which includes toddlers and infants. With countless attractions for little ones to enjoy across two parks (Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure), character experiences, dining, and more, Disneyland is worth visiting with the whole family. In this episode, we chat about our most recent Disneyland vacation, which was our 18-month-old daughter's first time visiting the Disneyland Resort. We discuss when we decided to go, where we stayed, how we strategically decided to navigate the park, our review of Genie+, where we dined, and our review of the World of Color One Dessert Party.   What additional advice would you offer to families traveling to Disneyland California with an infant or toddler? Tag me and join the conversation below. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@imaginationskywayInstagram: www.instagram.com/imaginationskywayFacebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationskywayFacebook: www.facebook.com/imaginationskywayTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imaginationskyway Threads: https://www.threads.net/@imaginationskywayTwitter: www.twitter.com/skywaypodcastEmail: matt@imagineerpodcast.com  Get Bonus Content If you want to take your love of Imagination Skyway to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more.  How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friendsRate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092Join our Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcastPurchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Enjoy the show!
EPCOT Norway Pavilion | Frozen Ever After | Maelstrom
Aug 5 2023
EPCOT Norway Pavilion | Frozen Ever After | Maelstrom
The Norway Pavilion at EPCOT (including Frozen Ever After and its predecessor, Maelstrom) is full of authentic details that speak to the culture, history, music and cuisine of Norway. Opening in 1988, the pavilion features a table-service restaurant (Akershus), a quick-service bakery (Kringla Bakeri Og Cafe), a main attraction (Frozen Ever After), a meet-and-greet (Anna and Elsa's Royal Sommerhus), and shopping. The pavilion has a rich history, and this episode is devoted to the Imagineering, the details, the music, and the culture and history that make up the EPCOT Norway Pavilion in World Showcase.   What do you love most about the Norway Pavilion at EPCOT? Tag me and join the conversation below. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@imaginationskywayInstagram: www.instagram.com/imaginationskywayFacebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationskywayFacebook: www.facebook.com/imaginationskywayTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imaginationskyway Threads: https://www.threads.net/@imaginationskywayTwitter: www.twitter.com/skywaypodcastEmail: matt@imagineerpodcast.com  Get Bonus Content If you want to take your love of Imagination Skyway to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more.  How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friendsRate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092Join our Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcastPurchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Enjoy the show!
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort | Gran Destino Tower
Jul 20 2023
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort | Gran Destino Tower
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort opened at Walt Disney World in 1997 across from Disney's Blizzard Beach water park. Closely situated near Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park, EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios, Coronado Springs includes 10 dining locations (Toledo, Maya Grill, Three Bridges, Rix Sports Bar, Barcelona Lounge, Dahlia Lounge and more) and an array of amenities, pools and recreation, and even the largest conference center at Walt Disney World. With outer buildings (casitas, ranchos, and cabanas) as well as the 2019 addition of Gran Destino Tower, Disney's Coronado Springs Resort is perhaps the most versatile hotel on property with options ranging from standard moderate rooms to club-level presidential suites. In this podcast episode, we discuss the history and details of Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, along with the many reasons you should consider staying here on your next Walt Disney World vacation. To access the AllEars episode I referenced on a few occasions in today's discussion, please visit https://allears.net/wdw-chronicles-the-story-of-coronado-springs-resort/ Which Walt Disney World Resort should we discuss in our next resort-specific episode? Tag me and join the conversation below. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@imaginationskywayInstagram: www.instagram.com/imaginationskywayFacebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationskywayFacebook: www.facebook.com/imaginationskywayTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imaginationskyway Threads: https://www.threads.net/@imaginationskywayTwitter: www.twitter.com/skywaypodcastEmail: matt@imagineerpodcast.com  Get Bonus Content If you want to take your love of Imagination Skyway to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more.  How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friendsRate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092Join our Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcastPurchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Enjoy the show!
DINOSAUR | Disney’s Animal Kingdom | DinoLand U.S.A.
Jul 8 2023
DINOSAUR | Disney’s Animal Kingdom | DinoLand U.S.A.
Originally called Countdown to Extinction at Disney's Animal Kingdom, DINOSAUR has been thrilling guests at Walt Disney World since April 22, 1998. As an Enhanced Motion Vehicle (EMV), Walt Disney Imagineering used the same ride design and track layout as Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland. For DINOSAUR, the story instead revolves around the CTX Time Rover, capable of taking guests back to the cretaceous period to a prehistoric world filled with dinosaurs. Searching for an iguanodon, guests encounter a ferocious carnotaurus and must get back to the present before the infamous asteroid that caused the dinosaurs to go extinct crashes with the earth. In this podcast episode, we discuss the history, details, fun facts, and trivia of DINOSAUR, along with a binaural scenic audio recording of the attraction. What do you love most about DINOSAUR? Tag me and join the conversation below. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@imaginationskywayInstagram: www.instagram.com/imaginationskywayFacebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationskywayFacebook: www.facebook.com/imaginationskywayTikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imaginationskyway Twitter: www.twitter.com/skywaypodcastEmail: matt@imagineerpodcast.com  Get Bonus Content If you want to take your love of Imagination Skyway to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more.  How to Support the Show Share the podcast with your friendsRate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092Join our Patreon Group - https://www.patreon.com/imagineerpodcastPurchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929 Enjoy the show!