Podcast Episodes

Splash Mountain (Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland)

Splash Mountain, which first opened at Disneyland Park in 1989, then at Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland in 1992, has been an iconic part of the Magic Kingdom mountain range for decades. Conceived by Disney Legend Tony Baxter, Splash Mountain takes guests into the colorful animated world of Song of the South, featuring characters like […]

Expedition Everest Backstory

Perhaps what distinguishes Disney attractions most is Disney’s commitment to story. Every detail at the Disney Parks and Resorts, even the smallest of food carts, plays a role in conveying a story in a physical setting. One of the attractions at Disney that demonstrates this principle best is Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain […]

Imagineering Pandora – The World of Avatar (Part 2)

Pandora – The World of Avatar raised the bar for immersive themed lands when it opened at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World in 2017. Between Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, Satu’li Canteen, Pongu Pongu, and of course the land itself, travelers visiting the Valley of Mo’ara (courtesy of Alpha Centauri Expeditions, […]

Imagineering Pandora – The World of Avatar (Part 1)

Pandora – The World of Avatar raised the bar for immersive themed lands when it opened at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World in 2017. Between Avatar Flight of Passage, Na’vi River Journey, Satu’li Canteen, Pongu Pongu, and of course the land itself, travelers visiting the Valley of Mo’ara (courtesy of Alpha Centauri Expeditions, […]

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Matthew Krul

Matthew Krul, the founder and host of Imagineer Podcast, is a lifelong fan and historian of all things Disney (since his first trip to Walt Disney World as an infant) and a former Cast Member of the Walt Disney Company. After working at the Disney Store in 2006, Matt went on to complete an internship at Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 2007 as part of the Disney College Program. Matt also participated in a Disney Professional Internship in 2014, working with the Marketing Strategy team at Disney Vacation Club. Matt now lives in the New York City area with his wife and family as a Digital Marketing Manager. As an annual passholder, he makes frequent trips to Walt Disney World and the occasional pilgrimage to Disneyland. Matt has also visited Disneyland Paris and has stayed at almost every Walt Disney World Resort hotel. He founded the Imagineer Podcast in 2017 to share his love for all things Disney and to inspire generations to go after their dreams. Matt’s goal is to create happiness and build a positive community of Disney fans.

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