Welcome to the new Celebrations Disney Podcast, where we gather ’round the table and talk about all of our favorite Disney topics! We’ll have plenty of laughs and lots of fun along the way, so join us as we celebrate all of our favorite Disney moments!

Episode #21: “Halloween Hauntings”

Halloween is one of our favorite times of year, and we especially love visiting Walt Disney World when ghosts come out to play, and happy haunts of every size bring an air of mischief to this otherwise festive place. But even though the Magic Kingdom only puts on its “not so scary” façade once a year, the creepy creeps and silly spooks can always be found at the Haunted Mansion, as well as the Tower of Terror. You’re in for a delightful treat tonight, as this is our special Halloween Hauntings episode. We’ll be exploring the spooky side of Disney, safely aboard our Doom Buggies of course. So settle back, relax, and join as we talk about: “Halloween Hauntings at Walt Disney World.”


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com
Chris Smith: chrissmithbooks.com
Michelle Foster: Instagram @nicebreakfast, @catmintstudios
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos and
Lisa Mahan

Episode #20: “Disney Dining”

Join us as we talk about one of our favorite topics, Dining at Disney! From delicious snacks you can enjoy in the parks to the elegant restaurants found at the resorts, there’s a wealth of culinary delights to choose from when you visit Walt Disney World. For many of us, the food at Disney is just as memorable as the attractions themselves, and many of our best experiences are those in which we discover all of the wonderful food options that Disney has to offer. So in this episode, we’re going to kick back and explore the wonderful world of Disney Dining. Bring your appetites!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com
Michelle Foster: Instagram @nicebreakfast, @catmintstudios
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos and 
Lisa Mahan

Episode #19: “Animals, Animals, Animals!”

Join us as we explore all our favorite Disney animals! Walt Disney famously said that it all started with a mouse, and throughout the years animals have continued to play a key role in bringing that Disney magic to life. Whether it’s Remy and his family in Ratatouille, the real life critters you see on Kilimanjaro Safaris, or yes, even Mickey and Donald and the rest of the gang, animals have long been at the heart of Disney storytelling So in this episode, we thought we’d explore the wonderful world of Disney creatures great and small, real and imagined, and everything in between!


Joining us on this episode are:
Lori Elias
Michelle Foster: Instagram @nicebreakfast, @catmintstudios
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos
Lisa Mahan and
Steve Barrett: hiddenmickeyguy.com

Episode #18: “Stop and Smell the Roses: Relaxing at Walt Disney World”

Join us as we explore all of our favorite relaxing moments at Walt Disney World! These are those moments when we can take the time to appreciate all of the wonder that surrounds us and discover new details and magical moments that we never noticed before. There’s so much to be discovered here if we take the time to look around…and of course it’s always nice to find a nice cool spot to simply take a break. But no matter what the reason, there’s lots of magic to discover when we take the time to look around, so join us as we share our favorite moments where we can stop and smell the roses at Walt Disney World!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com
Michelle Foster: Instagram @nicebreakfast
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos
Lisa Mahan and
Steve Barrett: hiddenmickeyguy.com

Episode #17: “Disney After Dark”

Join us as we explore all of the magic that happens when the sun sets at Walt Disney World. Everything is different…the lands, the attractions, and even that launch boat ride across Bay Lake. Disney is a special place after dark, and when the lights go on and those fireworks fill up the sky, something truly magical happens that puts a little bit of extra pixie in that pixie dust. So join us as we explore the magic of Disney After Dark!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com
Michelle Foster: Instagram @nicebreakfast
Lisa Mahan and
Steve Barrett: hiddenmickeyguy.com

Episode #16: “First Things We Do At Disney!”

Join us as we explore all of those things that we can’t wait to do as soon as we arrive in the parks. From attractions to early morning snacks and everything in between, these are those moments that help us kick off our Disney day. So grab that early morning coffee and get out our guide maps as we explore all of those “first things we always do” moments at Walt Disney World!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com
Lisa Mahan and
Steve Barrett: hiddenmickeyguy.com

Episode #15: “Wow, I’m in Disney!”

Welcome home! Join us as we explore all of those special moments when we say to ourselves, “Wow, I’m here! I’m in Walt Disney World!” Whether it’s a sight, a sound, or even an aroma, these are the moments when all of our cares slip away, and realize that we’re home!

We would love to hear about YOUR favorite “I’m in Disney!” moments!

Check out our blog on this very topic and leave us a comment with YOUR magical moment!!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com
Michelle Foster: Instagram @nicebreakfast
Lisa Mahan and
Steve Barrett: hiddenmickeyguy.com

Episode #14: Special Effects

Join us as we put on our Imagineering hats and explore all of those special effects that bring the wonder and magic of Walt Disney World to life! We’ll talk about the simplest effects like forced perspective, as well as those effects made possible through the amazing world of technology. And best of all, how those techniques bring that Disney magic to life!


Joining us on this episode are:
Rachel Comande: Follow her on Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com
Chris Smith: chrissmithbooks.com
Michelle Foster: Instagram @nicebreakfast
Lisa Mahan and
Steve Barrett: hiddenmickeyguy.com

Episode #13: Getting Around

From monorails and boats to skyliners and trains, getting around at Walt Disney World can be just as much fun as the attractions themselves! Join us as we take a tour of some our favorite transportation (and attraction!) vehicles, and we’ll have some trivia and lots of fun along the way!


Joining us on this episode are:
Rachel Comande: Follow her on Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com
Michelle Foster: Instagram @nicebreakfast
Lisa Mahan and
Steve Barrett: hiddenmickeyguy.com

Episode #12: Far Away Lands

In this episode, we’re going to talk about the many lands to be found at Walt Disney World, and how the Imagineers fully immerse you in worlds far far away. We’ll travel from Adventureland to Galaxy’s Edge and everywhere in between, so put on your Imagineering hats, grab your guide map, and join us as we talk about our favorite Walt Disney World lands, and even talk about some lands that we would love to bring to life!


Joining us on this episode are:
Rachel Comande: Follow her on Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos
Chris Smith: chrissmithbooks.com
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com
Steve Barrett: hiddenmickeyguy.com

Episode #11: Disney & Star Wars

In this episode, we’re going to celebrate Star Wars Day! Along the way, we’ll talk about our fondest memories from the films past and present, as well as our favorite Star Wars moments from Walt Disney World. So grab a nice cold glass of blue milk, slip on your Wookie slippers, and join us as we share some trivia, some little known facts, and our favorite Star Wars/Disney memories!


Joining us on this episode are:
Lisa Mahan, Celebrations Magazine
Rachel Comande: Follow her on Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos
Chris Smith: chrissmithbooks.com
Michelle Foster: Follow her on Instagram @catmintstudios

Episode #10: Back to Nature

Join us as we celebrate Earth Day and the anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom! We’ll take a tour of Living With the Land, explore the Animal Kingdom, and talk about our love for all the natural beauty found at Walt Disney World!


Joining us on this episode are:
Lisa Mahan, Celebrations Magazine
Britta Stephens: firstwehauntedmansion.com
Brittany DiCologero: brittrose.com
Rachel Comande: Follow her on Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos
and Steve Barrett: hiddenmickeyguy.com

Episode #9: Disney Memories

In this episode, we’re going to be taking a trip down memory lane, as we take a look back at some of the things we miss from days gone by; recall those special moments that gave us our first Disney memories; and reminisce about days of old. So join us as we share some trivia, some little known facts, and our own personal memories from our early visits to Walt Disney World!


Joining us on this episode are:
Lisa Mahan, Celebrations Magazine
Britta Stephens: firstwehauntedmansion.com
Brittany DiCologero: brittrose.com
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com
and Steve Barrett: hiddenmickeyguy.com

Episode #8: Disney Movies

Join us as we celebrate the magic of the Disney movies; everything from the early days of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to modern day classics such as Frozen and Toy Story. We’ll share lots of fun trivia, little known facts, and our favorite memories from some of the most beloved films of all time. So sit back, grab some popcorn, and join us as we explore the wonderful world of Disney movies!


Joining us on this episode are:
Lisa Mahan, Celebrations Magazine
Britta Stephens: firstwehauntedmansion.com
and Steve Barrett: hiddenmickeyguy.com

Episode #7: The Fab Five

Join us as we talk about that most famous group of Disney characters, the legendary Fab Five. From Mickey and Minnie to Donald and Goofy and, yes, even Pluto, we’ll share some fun trivia, some little known facts, and our favorite memories of these beloved Disney characters. It’s gonna be swell!


Joining us on this episode are:
Lindsay Mott: souvenirgal.com
Lisa Mahan, Celebrations Magazine
Brittany DiCologero: brittrose.com
and Steve Barrett: hiddenmickeyguy.com

Episode #6: The Mountains of Walt Disney World

Join us we go on an adventure of thrills and Disney magic as we explore the mountains of Walt Disney World. We’ll journey to Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Expedition Everest and more…and along the way we’ll share some little known facts, fun trivia, and most importantly, our favorite memories and moments of these iconic Disney attractions!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com
Chris Smith: chrissmithbooks.com
Rachel Comande: chrissmithbooks.com
Lori Elias, film columnist for Celebrations Magazine

Episode #5: Cinderella Castle

Join is we take a tour of that most iconic of Walt Disney World attractions, Cinderella Castle! We’ll share some memories, trivia, and lots of little known facts as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of one of the most beloved films in Disney history, Cinderella!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: chrissmithbooks.com
Brittany DiCologero: firstwehauntedmansion.com

Episode #4: The Disney Princesses

Join us we celebration the majesty, elegance…and, yes, fun-filled facts about the Disney Princesses! We’ll talk about our favorite princesses, our favorite princess-themed attractions, some obscure princess trivia, and much much more!


Joining us on this episode are:
Chris Smith: chrissmithbooks.com
Britta Stephens: firstwehauntedmansion.com
and Lisa Mahan from Celebrations Magazine

Episode #3: Tomorrowland

Join us as we take you on a futuristic tour of Tomorrowland! We’ll explore all of those wonderful things that make this one of our favorite Magic Kingdom destinations, and we’ll discover some Tomorrowland Hidden Mickeys with our guest, Steve Barrett. We’ll also get you caught up on the latest happenings at Walt Disney World, so grab your spacesuits, settle back, and get ready for some Disney magic that’s out of this world!


Joining us on this episode are:
Brittany DiCologero: brittrose.com
Britta Stephens: firstwehauntedmansion.com
Steve Barrett: hiddenmickeyguy.com
and Jamie Hecker: myhiddendisney.blogspot.com

Episode #2: Disney Christmas Magic

We’re thrilled to be able to share the magic of the holidays with you in our first Christmas episode, where we’ll talk about all of those things that make Walt Disney World a true holiday paradise! We’ll also be joined by Steve Barrett from hiddenmickeyguy.com as he shares some of his favorite Holiday Hidden Mickeys!


Joining us on this episode are:
Brittany DiCologero: brittrose.com
Britta Stephens: firstwehauntedmansion.com
Steve Barrett: hiddenmickeyguy.com
and Lisa Mahan from Celebrations Magazine

Episode #1

In our first episode, we’re going to explore all of those moments that make us laugh, scream, and most importantly, cry…in other words, all of those “Disney Feels!” We’ll also be joined by Steve Barrett from hiddenmickeyguy.com as he shares some of his favorite Hidden Mickeys with us, as well as letting us know about some new Hidden Mickeys in Galaxy’s Edge!


Joining us on this episode are:
Brittany DiCologero: brittrose.com
Britta Stephens: firstwehauntedmansion.com
Rachel Comande: Follow her on Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos
Steve Barrett: hiddenmickeyguy.com
and Lisa Mahan from Celebrations Magazine

You’ll find more information about some of the topics we discussed on the show at the following links:
Rise of the Resistance News & Videos From Disney
Weezer – Lost in the Woods (From “Frozen 2”)
Belle of the Ball Brass Ears and More from Disney

And as always, you can discover more Disney Magic from Celebrations at:

wdwmonthly.com
Home of our NEW free digital monthly magazine

wdwcupcakes.com
Enjoy the Sweeter Side of Disney with our how-to videos so you can make your own Disney Cupcake Creations!