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Join Matt and Nate each week as we discuss Disney History, Disney Theme Parks Details and Theme Park Touring. Segments examine attractions, shows of the past and present of Disney theme parks and more.

Matt and Nate


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    WWR The Hub #9 - Disney Foodisms: Underrated/Overrated Restaurants

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 76:41

    Thank you for listening to WWR The Hub, a show that takes you in any Disney direction. This week, Matt is joined by friend and Disney fan Thad Forrester to discuss underrated/overrated/most memorable dining locations in and around Disney theme parks. Enjoy!

    WWR S11E6 - Disneyland Attractionisms

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 111:35

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio, the original Disney history show. This week, Matt is rejoined by themed architect and designer Wesley James to look at Disneyland attractions and how they categorize subjectively. Enjoy!

    WWR The Hub #8 - This Is The Way (with heavy Mandalorian SPOILERS)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 60:11

    Thank you for downloading Wedway Radio The Hub, a show that takes you in any Disney direction. This week, Matt sits down with Wesley James to rehash Season 2 of The Mandalorian. From film and TV influences to technology and story, this show is all about Mando. Enjoy!

    WWR S11E5 - Disney's Better on a Boat 2.0: Boats that Boat, Don't Boat, Float, and Fly!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 74:57

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio, the original Disney history show. This week, Matt and Nate continue Season 11 with an updated look at Disney watercraft and Disney theme park boats. From transporation to attractions, they discuss boats with captains, boats with narration, boats that fly, and more. Sometimes boats are nouns; sometimes boats are verbs. The fun never stops as NO boat is left docked (except boats that are actually docked). ENJOY!

    WWR The Hub #7 - Disney Christmas Specials

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 35:09

    Thank you for downloading The Hub, a show that takes you in any Disney direction. This week, Matt is joined by Jocelyn from The Magic for Less Travel to talk can't miss Disney Christmas specials, movies, and shows. Enjoy! 

    WWR The Hub #6 - It All Started With A Blog & Disney Confessionals

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 62:57

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio The Hub, a show that takes you in any Disney direction. This week, Disney author Paul Lane stops by to discuss his new book on Disney bloggers, vloggers, and podcasters - and Jocelyn Martin joins the show to confess "things we've never done at Disney parks but definitely need to!" ENJOY!

    WWR S11:E4 - Reimagining Disneyland's Tomorrowland

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2020 74:26

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio, the original Disney history show. This week, Matt is joined by Disney enthusiast and themed architect Wesley James to talk about this history of Tomorrowland and how Walt Disney Imagineering can use the existing infrastructure of the land to improve Disneyland. Enjoy!

    WWR S11:E3 - Pirate Arcade Museum & Caribbean Arcade

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2020 54:14

    "Enjoy Pirate Games and Fun Machines!!" Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio, the original Disney history show! This week, Matt and Nate dive into the short-lived but rich history of the Pirate Arcade Museum at Disneyland and the Caribbean Arcade at Walt Disney World. Enjoy!

    WWR S11:E2 - BetaMouse 2.0: The Disney Magic Connection Project

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2020 74:49

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio; this is the original Disney history show. This week, Matt is joined by Wesley James to pay tribute to the once heralded BetaMouse show...and they go full BetaMouse as they discuss the partnership between Disney and Nintendo prior to My Disney Experience and Fastpass+. SUPPORT THE SHOW Bring your vacation home with theme park inspired scents from MarcelineSquare.com! Enjoy!

    WWR S11:E1 - Hollywood Boulevard 1.0, Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 50:36

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio, the ORIGINAL Disney history show. This week, Matt and Nate kick off the much anticipated Season 11 by looking at the first days of the then Disney-MGM Studios and a complimentary tour of Hollywood Boulevard 1.0. Enjoy!

    WWR Season 11 Preview!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2020 20:35

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio, the ORIGINAL Disney history show. This week, Matt and Nate look forward to and preview Season 11 of the show! Thank you for your listenership through the years as we plan what's next! SUPPORT THE SHOW Through the 15th of October, visit MarcelineSquare.com for 15% off theme park-inspired scents that help you enjoy your vacation all throughout the year. Enjoy!

    WWR The Hub #5 - Pre-Carousel of Progress & Adventures By Disney!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2020 72:49

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio The Hub, a show that goes in any Disney direction. This week, Matt looks at a pre-cursor to the Carousel of Progress in Edison Square and chats about Adventures By Disney with Pam Forrester and Jocelyn Martins from The Magic for Less Travel. Enjoy!

    NOW #133 - Clean Tables in Wonderland (and other Disney Parks news)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2020 55:36

    Thank you for downloading WEDway NOW, the sister show and news companion to WEDway Radio. This week, we take a look at touring Walt Disney World during the age of Covid and we pay our respects to Chadwick Boseman. Enjoy!

    WWR The Hub #4 - Disney Taverns Then and Now & WDW Around the Seasons

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2020 54:27

    Thank you for downloading WWR The Hub, a show that takes you in any Disney direction. This week, Matt looks at the well and little known history of taverns around the Magic Kingdom(s) and checks in with Jocelyn Martins from The Magic for Less Travel to discuss Walt Disney World Around the Seasons. ENJOY!

    WEDway Radio - Season 10 Finale: Disney Decade 2.0 (part 2!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2020 120:54

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio; this is the ORIGINAL Disney history show from coast to coast. This week, Matt wraps up the long-promised Season 10 of the show by looking at the second half of the Disney Decade 2.0 which launched when Bob Iger was named company CEO. Enjoy! SUPPORT THE SHOW For theme park inspired scents from the Confectionary to your favorite deluxe hotel lobby, visit MarcelineSquare.com.

    WWR The Hub #3 - Disneyland's Liberty Street & Favorite Childhood Attractions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2020 57:50

    Thank you for downloading WWR The Hub, a show that takes you in any Disney direction. This week, Matt explores the never-built Liberty Street in Disneyland and sits down with Jocelyn Martins from The Magic for Less Travel to discuss favorite attractions from childhood. Enjoy! SUPPORT THE SHOW For expert travel planning to Walt Disney World and other resorts, contact Jocelyn Martins at The Magic for Less Travel. For theme park inspired scents that help you bring the resort to your home, go to marcelinesquare.com.

    WWR The Hub #2 - Mary Blair's Tomorrowland & Why We Heart Yacht & Beach Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2020 61:47

    Thank you for downloading WWR The Hub, a show that takes you in any Disney direction. This week, Matt dives into the backstory of the forgotten Mary Blair Tomorrowland Mural at Disneyland and Jocelyn Martins from The Magic for Less Travel stops by to talk about the benefits of a stay at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club. SUPPORT THE SHOW! Bring the smells and fragrances of your favorite resort to your home with any one of our 12 theme park inspired scents from marcelinesquare.com. AND For expert travel planning to Walt Disney World and other resorts, contact Jocelyn Martins at The Magic for Less Travel. Enjoy!

    WWR S10:E24 - The Toontown That Never Was

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2020 83:46

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio, the original Disney history show. This week, Matt is joined by Chris Smith, author of The Walt Disney World That Never Was, to discuss Walt Disney World's Toontown that never was at the then Disney-MGM Studios. It was all started by a rabbit! Enjoy!

    WWR: The Hub #1 - Main Street Theater & Epcot for Kids

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2020 41:10

    Thank you for downloading WWR: The Hub, a show that can take you in any Disney direction. This week, Matt looks at the antecedent for Walt Disney World's never-built Main Street Theater announced in 2017. And he checks in with Jocelyn Martins from The Magic for Less Travel on Epcot for kids. Enjoy! SUPPORT THE SHOW You can now support the show with theme park inspired scents from marcelinesquare.com. Missing the theme parks? Bring home any of our TWELVE parks and resorts soy-based scents, perfect for any theme park fan. *Thanks to Cinema Treasures for the adapted script for the Willis Wood Theatre segment.  

    NOW #132 - Disney Attractions: Plus One, Minus One

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2020 73:25

    Thank you for downloading the WEDway NOW show! This week, Matt is joined by Kevin from the 3028 Disney podcast and the incomparable Turkey Leg Jeff to discuss Disney Plus One, Minus One. What is it? You'll have to find out. SUPPORT THE SHOW You can now support the show by taking home your favorite theme park and resort area scents at marcelinesquare.com. These candles are soy-based and non-carginogenic, so they are perfect for homes with pets and kids. Bring home all TWELVE!

    WWR S10:E23 - The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2020 88:56

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio; this is the Disney history show. This week, Matt is rejoined by Nate before discussing the rich history of the Sherman Brothers with Gregg and Jeff, sons of Richard and Robert (respectively). Gregg and Jeff directed and the film about their fathers and recounted their many years working together and on the Disney Studio lot. Enjoy! *Special thanks to Colleen Marie for setting up the interview!

    WWR S10:E22 - Lost WDW: The Villas at Eagle Pines

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2020 40:20

    Thank you for downloading and streaming WEDway Radio; this is the Disney history show. This week, Matt takes a look at a casualty of the economic downturn following 9/11, the announced but never constructed Villas at Eagle Pines, inspired by famed architect Addison Mizner. Enjoy!

    WWR S10:E21 - Disney Decade 2.0 (part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2020 91:36

    Thank you for downloading and streaming WEDway Radio; this is the original Disney history show. This week, Matt is joined by architect and Disney enthusiast Wesley James to look back at the Disney Decade 2.0. There was no proclamation, but as Michael Eisner's efficacy waned as the chairman of the Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger stepped in to take the Disney company in a new direction. Enjoy! SUPPORT THE SHOW: You can still support the show by bringing your favorite theme park smells home. While the parks are closed, relive some of the magic at marcelinesquare.com. Over ten scents to choose from - each one taking you on a separate theme park journey.

    WWR S10:E20 - Imagineering Disney: Designing Batuu

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2020 53:34

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio; this is the original Disney history show! This week, Matt is joined by Disney Imagineer Josh Shaver-Moskowitz to discuss the design and detail that shaped Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW For theme park inspired scents, visit marcelinesquare.com Enjoy!

    NOW #131 - Retro Popcorn, Shades of Green, Epcot News & Kat at Disney

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2020 68:28

    Thank you for downloading the WEDway NOW! show. This week, Matt dives into the latest Disney theme park news with Bob Iger's new best friend, Kat at Disney. Enjoy!

    WWR S10:E19 - Imagineering Disney: Soundscaping

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2020 80:12

    Thank you for joining me for SEASON 10! of WEDway Radio; this is the Disney history show. It's hard to believe over ten years has gone by since we embarked on this journey, but we appreciate your listenership, interaction, and support every day. Here's to another great year, 2020! This week, Matt is rejoined by architect Wesley James to dive into how Imagineers use sound design and soundscaping to augment your experience both technically and emotionally throughout Disney theme parks. Enjoy!

    WEDway NOW #130 - The Skywalker Saga (with ALL the Spoilers!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2019 102:36

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio and the NOW show! This week, I'm joined by Brad Hughes of Jedi Talk to dive into the story, lore, and symbolism of The Rise of Skywalker and the current Star Wars trilogy. Enjoy!

    WWR S10:E18 - Disney's Dixie Landings: A Tale of Two Brothers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2019 70:45

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio; this is the Disney history show. This week, we dive into the controversial, rich, and detailed history of Disney's Dixie Landing's Resort at Walt Disney World.  Enjoy!

    WEDway NOW #129 - Disney Parks News: Buy, Sell, Hold

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2019 52:05

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio; this is the original Disney history show. This week, Matt is joined by Safari Mike from Radio Harambe as they relaunch WEDway NOW, the companion news show to WEDway Radio, and evaluate the latest from Disney theme parks with Buy, Sell, or Hold. Enjoy! 

    WWR S10:E17 - Early Epcot Center: The Land pt. 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2019 63:24

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio; this is the Disney history show. This week, Matt is joined by former Imagineer and themed designer Andy Sinclair Harris to discuss Tony Baxter's vision for The Land pavilion at the Epcot Theme Center.

    WWR S10:E16 - The Evolution of Disney Lands

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2019 103:53

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio; this is the Disney history show. This week, Matt is joined by Wesley from Reverse Imagineering as they dive into the evolution of Disney lands. From a loose coupling of attractions under generic umbrella themes to fully immersive lands based on single IP, Matt and Wesley look at the past, present, and possible future of lands inside Disney theme parks. Enjoy!

    WWR S10:Headlines 9 - Epcot Construction, Grand Floridian Lounge, Skyliner/Galaxy's Edge Updates

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2019 50:21

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio; this is the Disney history show! This week, Matt is joined by Disney News Insider Rikki Niblett to discuss the latest from Walt Disney World and Disneyland, including Epcot Construction, Skyliner and Galaxy's Edge controversies, and the newly themed lounge inside the Grand Floridian Resort. Enjoy!

    WWR S10:E15 - Disney Goes Atomic

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2019 50:44

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio. This is the Disney history show. This week, Matt is joined by Thirty20Eight cohost Kevin Quigley to dive into how the Walt Disney Company both reflected and set trends in the Atomic Age on TV, with attractions, and film. Enjoy!

    WWR S10:E14 - Disney D23 Parks and Resorts Mania!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2019 99:42

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio; this is the Disney history show. This week, Matt is joined by Mike and Rikki from the Be Our Guest Podcast to detail all of the announcements from the D23 Parks, Resorts, and Products panel. Yeah...it's a lot. Enjoy!

    WWR S10 - D23 Expo Announcements IMMEDIATE Reactions!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2019 33:59

    Thank you for downloading Wedway Radio. This week, we dive into our immediate reactions from the D23 Parks and Resorts Announcements Enjoy!

    WWR S10:E13 - Disney's DinoLand USA

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2019 78:12

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio; this is the Disney history show. This week, Matt is joined by designer Rob Yeo to deconstruct the backstory of Disney's Animal Kingdom and, more specifically, the rich background of DinoLand USA. Enjoy!

    WWR S10:Headlines 8 - BIG Announcement! and a Bunch of Disney Parks News

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2019 50:10

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio; this is the Disney history show. On this bonus Headlines show, I reveal where you can meet me during D23 Expo weekend at Disneyland and how you can save money on theme park inspired scents at marcelinesquare.com. Plus, we dive into news from around the Disney theme parks. Enjoy!

    WWR S10:E12 - Journey Into Disney Imagineering & Pixar Pier

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2019 52:12

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio; this is the Disney history show. This week, Matt visits with Disney Imagineering Executive Producer Jeffrey Shaver-Moskowitz about his journey from Walt Disney World castmember to current Imagineer and his work in the newly redesigned Pixar Pier area at Disney's California Adventure. Enjoy!

    WWR S10:E11 - Macabre on the Mississippi

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2019 19:46

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio; this is the Disney history show. This week, Matt looks at a never built Haunted Mansion-style attraction designed for the St Louis Riverfront Square complex. Enjoy!

    WWR S10:E10 - Meet Me At Disneyland (Nate Returns!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2019 69:02

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio; this is the Disney history show. This week, Nate returns to the show to discuss his latest trip to the Disneyland Resort, and Matt describes the Disney influences from his trip to Chicago. Enjoy!

    WWR S10:Headlines 7 - Future World Updates, Rise of the Resistance, Haunted Mansion's 50th & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2019 45:20

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio; this is the Disney history show. This week, we jump back into news around the Disney property and discuss updates coming to Epcot's Future World, the new tower and lobby area at Coronado Springs, new restaurants in World Showcase, opening dates for Rise of the Resistance at two parks and more. Enjoy!

    WWR S10:E9 - Early Epcot Center: Life and Health Pavilion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2019 78:11

    Thank you for downloading Wedway Radio; this is the Disney history show! This week, Matt is joined by famed designer Rob Yeo to discuss the glory and evolution of the Epcot Theme Center's Life and Health pavilion as it became the Wonders of Life.  Enjoy!

    WWR S10: Disney Headlines 6 - Toy Story 4, Riviera Updates, Pricing Changes, and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2019 58:36

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio; this is the Disney history show! This week, Matt and Rikki take a look at the latest from Disney parks and resorts, including a look at Toy Story 4, the latest from Disney's Riviera Resort, an unpopular Disney price increase, and more. Enjoy!

    WWR S10:E8 - Disney(lands) After Dark

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2019 84:39

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio; this is the Disney history show. This week, Matt is joined by Mike from the long-running Be Our Guest Podcast to discuss the best after dark attractions, plazas, food spots, and more at Walt Disney World. Enjoy!

    WWR S10:E7 - Ten Years of D23 Announcements: 2009

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2019 51:51

    Thank you for celebrating TEN YEARS of WEDway Radio; this is the Disney history show. This week, we look at some recent Disney history as we explore the first ever D23 Expo in Anaheim back in 2009. Enjoy! 

    WWR S10:E6 - Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge w/ SPOILERS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2019 43:18

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio; this is the Disney history show! This week, we take our first steps in Disneyland's Star Wars:Galaxy's Edge to share what you can expect as you tour Disneyland's newest land in decades. Enjoy!

    WWR S10:Disney Headlines 5 - Galaxy's Edge Opens, NEW Bathroom of Tomorrow, and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2019 66:17

    Thank you for helping to celebrate TEN years of WEDway Radio; this is the Disney history show. This week, we take a look at Disney headlines, including the debut of Star Wars:Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland, a NEW Bathroom of Tomorrow, a Magic Band Fiasco, and more! Enjoy

    WWR S10:E5 After Show - Disney-MGM Studios and WDW Moderate Resorts

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2019 24:06

    Thank you for downloading WEDway Radio; this is the Disney history show! This week, Matt discusses listener comments from Facebook after the Disney-MGM Studiostravaganza show. He also popped a question about Walt Disney World moderate resorts and dives into listener responses. Don't forget, you can join Matt every Sunday night on the WEDway Radio Facebook page for a LIVE show where your comments, questions, and thoughts take center stage. Enjoy!

    WWR S10:E5 - Disney-MGM Studiostravaganza

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2019 68:45

    Thank you for downloading Wedway Radio; this is the Disney history show! This week, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disney's Hollywood/MGM Studios by looking at the first days of the Disney-MGM Studios theme park. Enjoy!

    WWR S10:Bonus Show 4 - Epcot Forever, Beauty & the Beast Lounge, Mickey and Minnie Move to Toontown

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2019 59:29

    Thank you for downloading Wedway Radio; this is the Disney history show! This week, I'm joined by Rikki Niblett to discuss Epcot Forever details, Beauty and the Beast Lounge at Grand Floridian, Mickey and Minnie Runaway Railway coming to Toontown at Disneyland, and More! Enjoy!

    WWR S10:E4 - Disney's 2000s Refurbs

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2019 63:34

    Thank you for downloading Wedway Radio. This is the Disney history show. This week, Matt is joined by Kevin Quigley of the Thirty20Eight podcast to discuss 2000s refurbishments at Walt Disney World. Enjoy!

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