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Disneyland Vacation Planning

Frequent Walt Disney World guests will often ask me if Disneyland is worth a visit. Not surprisingly, the answer is a resounding yes! Disneyland is an especially magical place for Disney fans, and even for those who infrequently visit Disney, there’s a good reason Disneyland is called the “happiest place on earth”. With two incredibleContinue reading “Disneyland Vacation Planning”

Designing the Disney Wish (Imagineering Disney Cruise Line with Theron Skees)

Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship, the Disney Wish sets sail this summer (2022), and I had the opportunity to chat with former Walt Disney Imagineer and Portfolio Creative Executive of Disney Cruise Line, Theron Skees about the design of this newest ship. In this episode, I chat with Theron about the Imagineers’ approach to designingContinue reading “Designing the Disney Wish (Imagineering Disney Cruise Line with Theron Skees)”

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (Walt Disney Imagineering Interview)

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opened at EPCOT in Walt Disney World on May 27, 2022. Replacing the Universe of Energy pavilion (Ellen’s Energy Adventure), this attraction became the first roller coaster at EPCOT, the first backwards launching coaster for the Disney Parks, the first E-ticket Marvel attraction at Walt Disney World, and oneContinue reading “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (Walt Disney Imagineering Interview)”

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser In-Depth Review (Part 2)

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is an immersive 2-night adventure that opened at Walt Disney World in March 2022. Disney calls Galactic Starcruiser the most immersive Star Wars story ever created, and it’s an accurate statement. This overnight experience combines elements of a cruise, a theme park, and an interactive stage show. Guests who board theContinue reading “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser In-Depth Review (Part 2)”

The Living Seas (The Seas with Nemo and Friends)

The Seas with Nemo and Friends opened at Epcot in 1986 as The Living Seas Pavilion. The original version of this Walt Disney World attraction took guests to the depths of the ocean via hydrolators to an underwater research facility known as SeaBase Alpha. Up until 2005, the pavilion featured the world’s largest saltwater tank,Continue reading “The Living Seas (The Seas with Nemo and Friends)”

Star Wars “May The Force” Events

Over the last two years, I have had the pleasure of hosting 100 watch parties exclusively for Imagineer Podcast Patreon Members. It’s one of my favorite parts of our community as we gather together once a week (sometimes twice) to watch our favorite films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and even 20th Century Studios.Continue reading “Star Wars “May The Force” Events”

Disney Travel Advice: Disney Genie+, Traveling On a Budget, Where to Stay

In hosting Imagineer Podcast, I receive many questions about how to best plan for and make the most of a Disney vacation, whether it’s a trip to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or any other Disney destination. To further complicate planning, Disney has created many new systems, procedures, and options in recent years. Despite these changesContinue reading “Disney Travel Advice: Disney Genie+, Traveling On a Budget, Where to Stay”

How to Become an Imagineer (Advice from the Imagineers)

“How do I become an Imagineer?” Not surprisingly, it’s one of the most common questions I’m asked on Imagineer Podcast. As I’ve continued to interview Walt Disney Imagineers, I’ve found there’s no easy answer to this question, but there are a few pieces of wisdom that can help get you started, whether you want toContinue reading “How to Become an Imagineer (Advice from the Imagineers)”

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar (Disney Springs)

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar opened at Disney Springs in September 2015 just prior to the formal renaming of this part of Walt Disney World from Downtown Disney. This Indiana Jones themed bar is the only one of its kind in the world, and it’s loaded with Easter eggs from Raiders of the Lost Ark, TempleContinue reading “Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar (Disney Springs)”

Brian Crosby (Marvel Themed Entertainment, Imagineering)

Brian Crosby is the current Creative Director of Marvel Themed Entertainment for Disney, and it’s a role he was practically destined to hold. Growing up near Disneyland in Southern California, Brian developed both a Disney and Marvel fandom from an early age. After winning the Imaginations competition from Walt Disney Imagineering, Brian began as anContinue reading “Brian Crosby (Marvel Themed Entertainment, Imagineering)”