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!

 

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Episode #115: Things We Haven’t Done

One of the great things about Disney is that there is so much to do, it’s nearly impossible to do everything in one trip, let alone a lifetime. Even after years and years of trips, it continually amazes us just how many things there are that we haven’t done yet…for a variety of reasons which we’ll explore tonight.

So sit back, relax, and join us as we talk about: Walt Disney World Experiences That We Haven’t Done


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw,  PLUS, be sure to check out Collin’s new photography channel: Photography Made Simple
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
Michelle Foster: @nicebreakfast and catmintstudios.com
Ashley Lynn
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #114: Our Favorite Water Features

There are many components that go into bringing a land to life. It could be the background music, or larger-than-life props. It might be sounds, or colors, or architecture. But there’s another special tool that Imagineers can use, one that can bring a refreshing sense of tranquility to an otherwise ordinary setting.

So sit back, relax, and join us as we talk about: Our Favorite Water Features at Walt Disney World!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw,  PLUS, be sure to check out Collin’s new photography channel: Photography Made Simple
Joe Gallagher: magictimelinemaps.com
Ashley Lynn
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #113: Our Favorite Attractions

Walt Disney once said, “I love the nostalgic myself. I hope we never lose some of the things of the past.” While it’s always exciting to hear about the changes that are always coming to Disney, sometimes it’s just as much fun to look back with a touch of nostalgia. To remember those special moments that made us fall in love with Disney in the first place.

So sit back, relax, and join us, as we take a look back at some of our all-time favorite attractions at Walt Disney World!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw,  PLUS, be sure to check out Collin’s new photography channel: Photography Made Simple
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
Joe Gallagher: magictimelinemaps.com
Ashley Lynn
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #112: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

How often has this happened to you? You’re all set to take a leisurely journey through an exotic landscape, a scenic trip back through time, or a casual jaunt to a nearby alien world. Suddenly, the warning sirens blare, we come to a sudden halt, and we realize that those Imagineers have tricked us again. 

So sit back, relax, and join us as we get ready to share some good old Disney magic. What could possibly go wrong?


Joining us on this episode are:
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw,  PLUS, be sure to check out Collin’s new photography channel: Photography Made Simple
Michelle Foster: @nicebreakfast and catmintstudios.com
Ashley Lynn
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #111: A Disney April Fool’s Day

The month of April may be well-known for bringing us those Spring showers that lead to May flowers, but there is something else that it brings…that one day a year where we are allowed, nay encouraged, to make jokes, and to revel in the delights of just having some good, clean fun.

So sit back, relax, and join us as we celebrate April Fool’s Day – Disney style!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw,  PLUS, be sure to check out Collin’s new photography channel: Photography Made Simple
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
Joe Gallagher: magictimelinemaps.com
Ashley Lynn
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #110: March Madness: Disney Movies (Part Two)

In our last episode, we began our 2024 March Madness Disney Tournament, in which we assembled a field of 64 classic films and put them head-to-head to see which one would emerge as the true champion. Now it’s time to see what movies made it to our Final Four, and ultimately, which one would win. We also thought it would be fun to hold a second tournament…and for this one we decided to invite a special guest. We’ll save that surprise for the second half of our show, but suffice it say it will involve Hidden Mickeys…

So sit back, relax, and join us as we continue on with the second and final part of our March Madness Disney Tournament!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw,  PLUS, be sure to check out Collin’s new photography channel: Photography Made Simple
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
Joe Gallagher: magictimelinemaps.com
Ashley Lynn
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos and at redbubble.com/people/dizzy-designz/shop
Steve Barrett: Be sure to check out more of Steve’s great Hidden Mickey discoveries at hiddenmickeyguy.com!
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #109: March Madness: Disney Movies (Part One)

March means that the Flower & Garden Festival is underway, which also means that spring is just around the corner. But in the world of college sports, it also means March Madness, the tournament of 64 where a new champion is crowned. Well, we’re going to bring your our very own Disney version of this tradition,

So sit back, relax, and join us as we begin our two-part March Madness Disney Tournament!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw,  PLUS, be sure to check out Collin’s new photography channel: Photography Made Simple
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
Joe Gallagher: magictimelinemaps.com
Ashley Lynn
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos and at redbubble.com/people/dizzy-designz/shop
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #108: Leap Year Celebrations

A quick look at the calendar tells us that this is the year 2024, and those of you with a mathematical mind will notice that 2024 is divisible by four. Why is that so significant? That makes this year a leap year, which means we get an extra day of Disney Magic, which we will commemorate in our own, unusual way.

So sit back, relax, and join us as we celebrate a Disney Leap Year!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw,  PLUS, be sure to check out Collin’s new photography channel: Photography Made Simple
Joe Gallagher: magictimelinemaps.com
Ashley Lynn
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos and at redbubble.com/people/dizzy-designz/shop
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #107: The Wheel of Disney Magic

There’s no better way to come up with a question we’ve never been asked before then by leaving those questions up to chance. Inspired by a recent trip to Journey Into Imagination, and specifically Figment’s slot machine in the Smell Lab, we’ve come up our own device that will determine the questions that we will answer tonight. But just how will we do? What will those mysterious questions be? It’s time to find out….

So sit back, relax, and join us for a fun-filled spin on the Wheel of Disney Magic!


Joining us on this episode is:
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw,  PLUS, be sure to check out Collin’s new photography channel: Photography Made Simple
Michelle Foster: @nicebreakfast and catmintstudios.com
Joe Gallagher: magictimelinemaps.com
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos and at redbubble.com/people/dizzy-designz/shop
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #106: Pirates of the Caribbean

One of the most beloved attractions in all of Walt Disney World can be found in the heart of Adventureland, where unsuspecting Guests set sail through a dank and musty cave in search of gold doubloons, silver chalices, Aztec gold, and other assorted treasures.

So sit back, relax, sing a chorus of “Yo Ho, Yo Ho” and join us as we talk about: Pirates of the Caribbean!


Joining us on this episode is:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw,  PLUS, be sure to check out Collin’s new photography channel: Photography Made Simple
Michelle Foster: @nicebreakfast and catmintstudios.com
Ashley Lynn
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #105: The Colorful World of Disney

With this year’s Festival of the Arts underway in EPCOT, we thought we would talk about that most basic of artistic concepts…color. Many of our favorite characters and attractions have strong associations with color, though often times we take that association for granted. But not tonight!

So sit back, relax and join us as we talk about the Wonderful World of Disney color!


Joining us on this episode is:
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
Michelle Foster: @nicebreakfast and catmintstudios.com
Ashley Lynn
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #104: Disney Beginnings

As we say goodbye to 2023 and begin the New Year, this is the time when we all make those New Year’s Resolutions. We will do just that tonight, Disney style of course, but we also wanted to talk about beginnings, both old and new…again, with that magical Disney Twist.

So sit back, relax and join us as we talk about our Favorite Disney Beginnings!


Joining us on this episode is:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw,  PLUS, be sure to check out Collin’s new photography channel: Photography Made Simple
Joe Gallagher: magictimelinemaps.com
Ashley Lynn
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #103: Christmas Movies

The holiday season brings with it many beloved traditions. From family get-togethers and festive dinners to snowball fights and neighborhood caroling, there’s lots to keep us busy until Santa arrives. But there’s one tradition that we can all enjoy from the comfort of our living room chairs…Tonight we’ll talk about our favorites, our surprise entries, and even our ideas for Christmas movies we think they should make, inspired by our favorite films or Disney attractions. Now I was just handed a report that Santa’s sleigh was seen flying over Nova Scotia, so we’d better get started.

So sit back, relax and join us as we talk about our Favorite Christmas Movies!!


Joining us on this episode is:
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw,  PLUS, be sure to check out Collin’s new photography channel: Photography Made Simple
Michelle Foster: @nicebreakfast and catmintstudios.com
Joe Gallagher: magictimelinemaps.com
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #102: Adventureland

Far from the nostalgic charm of Main Street U.S.A. and the futuristic landscapes of Tomorrowland, there lies a land filled with exotic destinations, mysterious jungles, and the sweet scent of pineapple wafting through the air. I can almost hear those distant drums beating now…

So sit back, relax and join us as we take a magical tour through Adventureland!


Joining us on this episode is:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos and at redbubble.com/people/dizzy-designz/shop
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw
Joe Gallagher: magictimelinemaps.com
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #101: A Disney Thanksgiving

With Halloween safely behind us and the promise of yuletide joy beckoning us just a few short weeks away, there’s another holiday that we don’t want to overlook, and that’s Thanksgiving. No, there’s no “Mickey’s-Pass-the-Turkey-Thanksgiving-Party” to go to, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t celebrate this festive time of year in true Disney fashion. As we’re all recovering from our turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, we thought we would extend the Thanksgiving festivities a little while longer by going around the podcast table and talking about the things that WE at Celebrations are most thankful for, with a Disney twist of course.

So sit back, relax and join us as we celebrate a Disney Thanksgiving!


Joining us on this episode is:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw
Joe Gallagher: magictimelinemaps.com
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #100: Disney100 Celebration Part 3

This is part three of our 100 Year Celebration series, during which we’ve travelled through time to explore the significant moments and magical milestones of Disney’s first century. In our last episode we talked about the opening of Walt Disney World, which now leads us into the 1980s and a new park…

So sit back, relax and join us as we wrap up our Disney 100 celebration!


Joining us on this episode is:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw
Joe Gallagher: magictimelinemaps.com
and Lisa Mahan

Special Halloween Episode: The Haunted Mansion VS The Tower of Terror

We’re going to take a slight detour from our 100 Year Celebration series for a Very Special (and Spooky!) Halloween episode. When you think of Halloween and Disney, naturally your thoughts go to two legendary and scary attractions. They are both frighteningly fantastic of course, but which is the true Halloween champ? Tonight we’re going to try and find out…

So sit back, relax (as best you can) and join us as we try to settle the score, the Haunted Mansion or the Tower of Terror!


Joining us on this episode is:
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos and at redbubble.com/people/dizzy-designz/shop
Michelle Foster: @nicebreakfast and catmintstudios.com
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #99: 100 Years of Disney Magic, Part Two

In our previous episode, which was part one of our special 100th Anniversary celebration, we explored Disney’s earliest years, beginning with the story of two brothers, a little girl named Alice, a rabbit of good fortune named Oswald, and, of course, a rather famous mouse.

Tonight, we pick up our journey with the dawning of the 1950s, so sit back, relax, and join us as we continue our celebration of Disney’s first 100 years!


Joining us on this episode is:
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw
Joe Gallagher: magictimelinemaps.com
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #98: 100 Years of Disney Magic, Part One

This month marks Disney’s 100th year of making magic. The celebrations are under way at Disney parks around the world, and in this special two-part episode, we’re going to hop in our way back machines and take a look at all those milestones in Disney history, decade by decade, beginning with two brothers and a tiny cartoon studio.

In Part One of this special episode, we’ll being our journey in the 1920s, so sit back, relax, and join us as we celebrate “100 Years of Disney Magic!”


Joining us on this episode is:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com

Episode #97: Our Disney Fab Five Lists

Our inspiration for this show comes from Disney’s famous Fab Five: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto. We thought it might be fun to take this idea and take it beyond the classic animated characters. There are plenty of other Disney categories that lend themselves to a “best of the best’ type of list, and we thought we’d gather around the table and come up with a few.

So sit back, relax, and join us as we come up with our Disney Fab Five Lists!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos and at redbubble.com/people/dizzy-designz/shop
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #96: Disney Fun & Games

There are all sorts of fun activities you can do in the resorts and parks, from games and scavenger hunts to fun-filled interactive adventures. You can even enjoy that Disney gaming magic in the comfort of your own home. Tonight, we’re going to talk about some of our favorites…

So sit back, relax and join us as we talk about Fun and Games at Walt Disney World!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #95: Disney Makeovers

You know those home makeover shows, where they’ll take a room, or even a whole house, and give it a whole new look? Did you ever imagine how much fun that would be to do at Walt Disney World? No? Well, we did, and in this episode, we’re going to do just that.

So sit back, relax and join us as we talk about Our Disney Makeover Wish List!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Michelle Foster: Instagram @catmintstudios and @nicebreakfast
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos and at redbubble.com/people/dizzy-designz/shop
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #94: Our Favorite Disney Fashions

When you head out for your Disney Day, there’s lots of things you usually check. The weather. Those dining reservations. What time are my Lightning Lane passes? But as Edna Mode would tell is, the most important thing about planning our outing is that we need to look good! Tonight, we’re going to explore the world of Disney fashion, from the costumes worn by our favorite characters to the whimsical outfits WE might wear as we head out for our day in the parks.

So sit back, relax and join us as we talk about: Our Favorite Disney Fashions!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #93: 20 Disney Questions

Over the course of our previous 92 shows, we’ve sometimes run out of time to answer all of our questions. But just like with Disney Imagineering, no good idea here gets discarded, it just gets set aside for future consideration. And that future, is tonight! As we continue to prepare for our upcoming two-part Disney100 anniversary shows in October, we thought we would take the opportunity to clean the slate of those unanswered questions, and see if can get them all answered in one fell swoop.

So sit back, relax and join us as we round up 20 Questions about all things Disney!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #92: Under Appreciated Disney

It’s so easy to talk about those favorite Disney attractions and restaurants, after all there’s a seemingly endless list to choose from. But Walt Disney World is also filled with buried treasures…the ones that deserve just as much fanfare as their more famous counterparts.

So sit back, relax and join us as we talk about our Favorite Under Appreciated Disney Experiences!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos and at redbubble.com/people/dizzy-designz/shop
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
and Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw

Episode #91: Fun in the Disney Sun

When we talk about Disney touring tips, one of our first topics is usually how to keep cool. But it occurs to us that this is Florida, and Florida does offer up lots of sunshine. With that in mind, tonight we’re going to celebrate that shining globe of warmth and golden goodness….

So sit back, relax and join us as we talk about our Favorite Fun in the Sun Disney Moments!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos and at redbubble.com/people/dizzy-designz/shop
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #90: Our Favorite Disney Surprises

Sometimes the best moments of a Walt Disney World trip are the ones you didn’t plan for…those times when something unexpected happened. Whether it was a happenstance occurrence, or a deliberate “gotcha” moment planned by Disney’s Imagineers, these are the moments that we’ll never forget.
So sit back, relax and join us as we talk about, our surprising Disney Moments!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos and at redbubble.com/people/dizzy-designz/shop
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #89: Listener Mailbag (Part Two)

In our last episode, we turned the tables and let YOU, the listener, ask us those burning Disney questions. We had so much fun, and had so many questions, that we ended up making a two-part episode. Tonight, we’re going to pick things up where we left off…So sit back, relax and join us for part two of our Listener Mail Bag!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Michelle Foster: Instagram @catmintstudios and @nicebreakfast
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #88: Listener Mailbag (Part One)

We thought we would turn the tables tonight and let YOU, the listener, ask us the questions that you’ve been wanting to hear. Some of these have been sent in, some of these I’ve been asked in passing, and it’s finally time to put our panelists on the spot to answer those burning questions. Some will be normal, some will be strange, but all of them will be filled with that unforgettable Disney magic.

So sit back, relax and join us, as we open up, our Listener Mail Bag!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.com
Michelle Foster: Instagram @catmintstudios and @nicebreakfast
Collin Kendall: guide4wdw.com and on Instagram @guide4wdw
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #87: Top Ten Fastest Attractions in Walt Disney World

With the recent openings of the TRON Lightcycle/Run and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, the thrill factor at Walt Disney World has definitely kicked up a notch. But do either of those attractions take over the crown of the Florida King of Speed? We’re going to find out tonight…
So sit back, relax and join us, as we count down the Top Ten Fastest Attractions in Walt Disney World.


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

Episode #86: Animal Kingdom 25th Anniversary Special

This episode marks the 25th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, one of the most unique destinations in all of Walt Disney World. Tonight, we will celebrate our favorite attractions, fun facts, historical tidbits, and magical moments from this beautiful park. This is a park where nature not only comes to life, but surrounds you and welcomes you in in ways that no ordinary zoo could ever accomplish. Here you can explore the real-life worlds of Africa and Asia, travel back in time to the prehistoric world of the dinosaurs, and come face to face with exotic creatures from other worlds that live only in our imaginations. Just remember, it’s not a zoo!

So sit back, relax and join us, as we explore Disney’s Animal Kingdom!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com kmfphotography.com
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos and at redbubble.com/people/dizzy-designz/shop
and
Lisa Mahan

Episode #85: The Rabbits of Disney

In the great pantheon of Disney animals, you of course have your mice, your ducks, and many lovable pups. But let’s not forget those long-eared fluffy tailed friends that symbolize the arrival of spring, and baskets filled with delectable delights. I’m referring to bunnies of course…
So sit back, relax and join us, as we talk about, the Rabbits of Disney!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com kmfphotography.com
Shaun Jex: makeminemusic.com
and
Lisa Mahan

Episode #84: Disney March Madness

Spring is in the air! The days are getting warmer, the sun is out a little longer, the birds are starting to chirp, and the flowers are starting to bloom! March Madness is in full swing across the country, and while we don’t normally do sports here at Celebrations, we do obsess over all things Disney, so we’re going to fill out our own “Field of 64 Walt Disney World Attractions” tournament bracket and see who comes out on top!

So sit back, relax and join us, as we kick off our Disney March Madness Tournament!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com kmfphotography.com
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos and at redbubble.com/people/dizzy-designz/shop
Shaun Jex: makeminemusic.com
Michelle Foster: Instagram @catmintstudios and @nicebreakfast
and
Lisa Mahan

Episode #83: The Disney 100 Exhibition

In this episode, we’re going to take a road trip to the City of Brotherly Love and the historic Franklin Institute, where our own Jamie Hecker attended the World Premier of Disney100: the Exhibition, celebrating all the wonders and highlights of Disney’s first century.
 So sit back, relax, and join us as we take a virtual tour of the Disney100 exhibit in Philadelphia!


Joining us on this episode is:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com kmfphotography.com

Episode #82: Trip Report!!

It’s time once again for another Celebrations Trip Report! On this adventure, our own Rachel Comande took in the sights, sound, and tastes of the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, in addition to whole host of other Walt Disney World experiences.

So sit back, relax and join us, as Rachel Comande shares her memories of her latest Disney trip!  


Joining us on this episode are:
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos
and at redbubble.com/people/dizzy-designz/shop

Episode #81: The Cats of Disney

In our previous show, we talked about all our favorite Disney birds. We had such a wonderful time that we thought we’d continue the animal theme by sharing our thoughts about another frequently overlooked group of Disney animals, the loveable felines. Cats come in all shapes and sizes of course, but regardless of how big or small they are, the cats of Disney include some of the most beloved characters in Disney history.

So sit back, relax and join us, as we visit: The Cats of Disney!


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

Do you have any thoughts on the Cats of Disney? We’d love to hear from you! Send us a note at [email protected]

Episode #80: For the Birds

Disney animals come in all shapes and sizes, from fearsome fire-breathing dragons all the way down to the tiniest crickets. But an oft-overlooked group of animals that might not immediately come to mind when you think of Disney is a group of the feathered variety. Tonight, we’re going to take to the skies (as it were) and talk about our favorite Disney birds, some famous, and some not so famous…but all extremely lovable.

So sit back, relax and join us, as we visit: The Birds of Disney!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com kmfphotography.com
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos
Shaun Jex: makeminemusic.com
and
Lisa Mahan

Episode #79: Journey Into Imagination With Figment

If you were to pick one thing that was at the heart of all the Disney magic that we’ve come to love, it would have to be imagination. It IS the first part of Imagineering after all! And of course there’s a whimsical attraction which shows us the importance of setting our imagination free!
So sit back, relax and join us, as we climb aboard the Journey Into Imagination with Figment!


Joining us on this episode are:
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
James Hall from our official travel partners, ConciEARS: conciears.com
Lisa Mahan
and
Steve Barrett: Be sure to check out more of Steve’s great Hidden Mickey discoveries at hiddenmickeyguy.com!

Episode #78: Happy New Year!

As we usher in 2023, this is the time when we look forward to all the new things we’ll experience in the coming year. There’s lots of Disney excitement coming to the parks, and we thought it would be fun to go around the table and talk about the things we’re looking forward to the most.
But lest we get too far ahead of ourselves, New Year’s Eve is also the time to make those resolutions. This year we thought we’d have some fun and talk about resolutions that we think our favorite Disney characters would (or should!) be making.
So sit back, relax, and join us for our annual New Year’s Celebration!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.picfair.com and on Instagram at @kmfphotog
James Hall from our official travel partners, ConciEARS: conciears.com
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #77: The Icons of Walt Disney World

When you think of the Magic Kingdom, or Disney for that matter, one of the first images that probably comes to mind is Cinderella Castle. And why not? The Castle is the very symbol of Walt Disney World, and the Magic Kingdom’s iconic structure. But Cinderella Castle is far from the only iconic structure in Walt Disney World. Each park has their own, as do many of the individual lands. Tonight, we’re going to explore the details, history, fun facts, and magical moments of these icons, and we just might do a little bit of Imagineering along the way.

So sit back, relax and join us, as we explore: the Icons of Walt Disney World!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.picfair.com and on Instagram at @kmfphotog
James Hall from our official travel partners, ConciEARS: conciears.com
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #76: A Very Merry Christmas Trip Report

It seems like only yesterday that we were having a frightfully magical time at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
But we’re packing our bags again, this time for some holiday merriment, and it’s time once again for a Celebrations trip report!

So sit back, relax and join us, as we get ready to head out on our Very Merry Christmas Walt Disney World trip!


Joining us on this episode are:
Michelle Foster: Instagram @catmintstudios and @nicebreakfast
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #75: Under-appreciated Attractions

When you’re mapping out your day in the parks, those plans typically revolve around those E-ticket attractions, everything from Rise of the Resistance to Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. And for good reason! But there are plenty of other things to enjoy, and tonight we thought we would give some love to those smaller, yet just as enjoyable attractions.

So sit back, relax and join us, as we go beyond those E-ticket attractions.


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.picfair.com and on Instagram at @kmfphotog
James Hall from our official travel partners, ConciEARS: conciears.com
Rachel Comande:@foreverdisneyphotos
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #74: The TTA

For many Disney fans, the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover is a true hidden gem, and one of the most beloved attractions in all of Walt Disney World. When you run into another Disney fan and you tell them you love the TTA (all the while thinking you’re the only one who feels that way) more often than not their eyes will twinkle with recognition as they hurriedly blurt out “me too”!

So tonight, we’re going to celebrate our love for this classic attraction, and give it the recognition that it so richly deserves. Next stop, the Retro Metro Historical Society!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com and kmfphotography.picfair.com and on Instagram at @kmfphotog
James Hall from our official travel partners, ConciEARS: conciears.com
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #73: Halloween Dreams

The Not-So-Scary happenings of a Disney Halloween are in full swing at the Magic Kingdom, and the ghosts and ghouls have gathered for a delightfully haunting celebration. But why stop at the Magic Kingdom? What if we could expand the spooky season to the rest of Walt Disney World…and beyond? Tonight, we thought we’d explore that very question, and imagine what it would be like to expand the world of Halloween beyond the confines of the Haunted Mansion and that sinister hotel on Sunset Boulevard.

So sit back, relax and join us, as we talk about: Our Disney Halloween Dreams.


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com and kmfphotography.picfair.com and on Instagram at @kmfphotog
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos
James Hall from our official travel partners, ConciEARS: conciears.com
Michelle Foster: @nicebreakfast and catmintstudios.com
Lisa Mahan
and
Steve Barrett: Be sure to check out more of Steve’s great Hidden Mickey discoveries at hiddenmickeyguy.com!
Click here to check out the Defunctland video about the Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour in Tokyo Disney!

Episode #72: Trip Report/D23 WrapUp

As much as we love talking about Walt Disney World, nothing can replace the experience of just being there. Whether it’s visiting a new attraction or finding a new detail you never noticed before, there’s always new magic to discover. And discover we did, so gather ’round as we chat about our latest trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth. And speaking of new magic, we’re also going to do a quick recap of the announcements made at this years D23!

So sit back, relax, and join us as we talk about new discoveries and exciting announcements at Walt Disney World!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com and kmfphotography.picfair.com and on Instagram at @kmfphotog
James Hall from our official travel partners, ConciEARS: conciears.com
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #71: Back to School

As some of us have started to head back to school, thoughts of Disney might not immediately come to mind. But there is an educational aspect of Disney that we sometimes overlook, and between all the shows and attractions, sometimes we find that we’ve actually learned something along the way.

So sit back, relax, and join us as we go Back to School at Walt Disney World!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com and kmfphotography.picfair.com and on Instagram at @kmfphotog
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos
James Hall from our official travel partners, ConciEARS: conciears.com
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #70: Disneyland or Walt Disney World? (Part Two)

Welcome to Part 2 of our great Disney Debate, where we compare Disneyland and Walt Disney World to see which resort is better. (Spoiler…it’s a tie!) But nevertheless, it’s a fun topic to explore, as we discover the magic both in Anaheim and Orlando.

So sit back, relax, and join us as we give you our take on the great Disney debate: Disneyland or Walt Disney World!


Joining us on this episode are:
James and Chelsea Hall from our official travel partners, ConciEARS: conciears.com
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #69: Disneyland or Walt Disney World? (Part One)

One of the great parlor games among Disney fans is comparing Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Which resort is better? Who has the better attractions? Which park is your favorite? It’s a fun topic to debate, especially since there’s no wrong answer. In this special two-part episode, we’re going to take a look at the similarities – and the differences – between the two resorts to see how they stack up.

So sit back, relax, and join us as we give you our take on the great Disney debate: Disneyland or Walt Disney World.


Joining us on this episode are:
James and Chelsea Hall from our official travel partners, ConciEARS: conciears.com
Lisa Mahan
and Steve Barrett from hiddenmickeyguy.com

Episode #68: Our Favorite Disney Shows

When you think of Disney attractions, visions of the Haunted Mansion, Rise of the Resistance, and Flight of Passage probably come to mind. But there’s another sort of attraction that may not be on your must-do list, but nevertheless brings you just as much magic as their more popular cousins. Tonight, we’re going to talk about the shows of Disney, from breathtaking films to foot-stomping sing-a-longs and everything in between. So sit back, relax, and join us as we talk about: Our Favorite Shows at Walt Disney World!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.picfair.com and on Instagram at @kmfphotog
Rachel Comande:@foreverdisneyphotos
James Hall from our official travel partners, ConciEARS: conciears.com
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #67: Our Favorite Family Touring Tips

One of the things we love the most about Disney is that it gives us the opportunity to share that special magic with our family, creating memories that will last a lifetime. But touring with a big family does present some challenges, and tonight, we wanted to share our thoughts on how to make that family trip the best Disney vacation ever. There are lots of tips and tricks that you can use to ensure that everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, and everyone in between, has the most magical trip possible…and even more importantly, to share that experience together as a family.
So sit back, relax, and join us as we talk about:
Our Favorite Family Touring Tips.

Joining us on this episode are:
James and Chelsea Hall from our official travel partners, ConciEARS: conciears.com
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #66: Simple Disney Pleasures

With every new attraction and new film, Disney continues to push the technological boundaries of what is possible. While it IS exciting to experience the wonderful new surprises that Disney has created for us, sometimes it’s just as rewarding to step back and enjoy the simple things. Tonight, we’re going to step away from the worlds of CGI and sophisticated effects and talk about those little moments from our favorite films and attractions that are simple in concept, but nevertheless oh so magical!
So sit back, relax and join us as we talk about: The Simple Pleasures of Walt Disney World.


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.picfair.com and on Instagram at @kmfphotog
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #65: Our World Showcase Wish List

Ever since Epcot’s opening day, Disney fans have come up with their own thoughts regarding new countries that could be added to World Showcase. Rumors of new pavilions seem to pop up every year, and it’s a topic that’s lots of fun to kick around.
With that in mind, we thought it would be fun to put on our Imagineering hats and turn our attention to World Showcase. What would we add? What would we change? In this episode we’re going to explore that very topic…so sit back, relax, and join us as we talk about: Our World Showcase Wish List!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.picfair.com and on Instagram at @kmfphotog
Rachel Comande:@foreverdisneyphotos
Michelle Foster: @nicebreakfast and catmintstudios.com
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #64: The Wonderful World of Color at Walt Disney World

Artists can use color to evoke different moods…from happy cheery worlds filled with bright primary colors to frightfully spooky realms of gloomy grays and muted purples. In the hands of Disney’s Imagineers, color can even be used to trick the senses…think of it as the artistic version of forced perspective. The world of Disney is filled with thousands, no, millions of colors, both in the parks and on the silver screen – so sit back, relax and join us as we talk about: The Wonderful World of Color at Walt Disney World.


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.picfair.com and on Instagram at @kmfphotog
Rachel Comande:@foreverdisneyphotos
Michelle Foster: @nicebreakfast and catmintstudios.com
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #63: Our Marvel WDW Wish List

With Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind arriving in Epcot, we thought it would be a great time to put on our Imagineering hats and to dream up some Marvel-themed attractions and experiences that we would love to see at Walt Disney World. So let’s gather up our Infinity Stones, Magic Hammers, Vibranium Shields, Pym Particles, and gather around as we talk about: Our Marvel Disney Wish List. Assemble!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.picfair.com and on Instagram at @kmfphotog
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #62: Our Favorite Disney Bloopers

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, things don’t always go the way they should. Making movies is no different…sometimes you flub a line, sometimes a prop goes haywire. But you know, sometimes that leads to something even more magical, that comical gem that just might end up on the gag reel. Tonight we’re going to celebrate that slip of the tongue, that mistimed stunt, that embarrassing pause when someone missed their mark.So sit back, relax and join us, as we talk about, our favorite Disney Bloopers!

Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.picfair.com and on Instagram at @kmfphotog
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot and makeminemusic.com
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #61: A Sensory Tour of Walt Disney World

Oftentimes, the things we smell and hear are far more powerful than the things we see, especially in terms of creating memories. Make no mistake, there are plenty of amazing things to see at Walt Disney World, but if we use all of our senses, we can unlock a whole magical world of Disney memories. So tonight, inspired by Dr. Channing’s tour of the Imagination Institute, we thought we would take a sensory tour around Walt Disney World, and talk about our favorite sights, sounds, smells, and other sensations…all with a healthy dose of imagination thrown in.
So sit back, relax and join us, as we take a Sensory Tour of Walt Disney World!

Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.picfair.com and on Instagram at @kmfphotog
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot
Michelle Foster: Instagram at @nicebreakfast and @catmintstudios
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #60: Our Disney Hacks

Sometimes it’s fun to mix things up a little bit. To try something new, to do things a different way, even to do something the “wrong way” (without breaking any rules of course!) It’s a fun way to add a little spice to your already magical vacation, and who knows, you may stumble upon a new favorite way of doing things. So tonight, we’re going to share some of our favorite tips, suggestions, and bizarre ideas…in short, our Disney hacks.


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.picfair.com and on Instagram at @kmfphotog
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot
Rachel Comande: Instagram at @foreverdisneyphotos
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #59: Looking Back at Future World (Part 2)

In our last episode, we talked about our favorite attractions in Epcot’s Future World (past and present), and in this show we’ll be continuing our discussion by talking about, well, everything else! The shops, the restaurants, the details, the secrets – all the things that made Future World one of our favorite places to be in all of Walt Disney World.
So sit back, relax and join us as we continue to talk about: Our Favorite Future World Memories.


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.picfair.com and on Instagram at @kmfphotog
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot
Rachel Comande: Instagram at @foreverdisneyphotos
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #58: Looking Back at Future World (Part 1)

If you’ve been to Epcot lately, you know that are a lot of changes taking place. Not just new attractions, but a whole new concept for what we currently know as Future World. It’s very exciting to be sure, but before this new magic arrives, we thought we’d take a stroll down memory lane and reminisce about our favorite attractions and magical moments.
So sit back, relax and join us, as we talk about, our favorite Future World memories.


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.picfair.com and on Instagram at @kmfphotog
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot
Rachel Comande: Instagram at @foreverdisneyphotos
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #57: Our Favorite Disney Songs (Part 2)

In our last episode, we talked about some of our favorite songs and musical moments from classic Disney films. But the wonderful world of music isn’t restricted to the silver screen. Music plays in important role in our Walt Disney World experience, just as much as the visual effects, the breathtaking animatronics, and all those little details. In fact, you can think of music as the foundation on which everything we experience lies. Music can create a mood, transport us to a specific time and place, and even set our heart soaring in ways that no visual effect can ever hope to do. And so, in part two of our special musical show, we’re going to head to the parks and explore some of our favorite musical moments to be found there. So sit back, relax, and join us, as we talk about: Our Favorite Musical Disney Moments (Part Two).


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: jamieheckerwriter.com and kmfphotography.picfair.com and on Instagram at @kmfphotog
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot
Rachel Comande: Instagram at @foreverdisneyphotos
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #56: Our Favorite Disney Songs (Part 1)

Some of our favorite Disney memories stem not from spellbinding visuals, but from the accompanying music. Music has the power to make us laugh, cheer, and of course, cry. So much so that it might just be the most important aspect of your Disney experience. Whether it’s those iconic songs that get stuck in your head, or the ambient background music that brings each land to life, the power of song is a wonder to behold, and this is the subject of tonight’s show (the first of two parts). We’re going to explore all of our favorite Disney songs and melodic moments, from the films to the parks and everywhere in between. So sit back, relax, and join us, as we talk about: Our Favorite Musical Disney Moments.


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com and kmfphotography.picfair.com and on Instagram at @kmfphotog
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot
Rachel Comande: Instagram at @foreverdisneyphotos
and Lisa Mahan

Do you have a favorite Disney song you’d like to share? Send us an email and we might just include it in Part 2!

Episode #55: A Disney Groundhog Day

This week we celebrated Groundhog Day, and that of course brings to mind the idea of repeating the same day over and over. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, and in fact at Disney it can be quite a good thing! Thanks to a certain film starring Bill Murray, Groundhog Day now means repeating the same thing over and over and over. Even though that wasn’t a Disney film, we thought we’d have some fun with the idea and see how we could apply it to Walt Disney World. So tonight, we’re going to turn our time machine into a time looping machine. What will we do? Where will we go? Well that’s just what we’re going to find out in this episode, so sit back, relax, and join us, as we talk about, “Our Groundhog Day Dreams at Walt Disney World.”


Joining us on this episode are:
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot
Rachel Comande: Instagram at @foreverdisneyphotos
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #54: Let It Snow!

In our last episode, we talked about our favorite rainy moments in the parks. We had a lot of fun, but then we started thinking, “what about snow?”  Don’t laugh, there’s plenty of snow to be found here, if you know where to look. So sit back, relax and join us, as we talk about, Our Favorite Snowy Moments at Walt Disney World.


Joining us on this episode are:
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot
Michelle Foster: Instagram @catmintstudios and @nicebreakfast
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com and kmfphotography.picfair.com and on Instagram at @kmfphotog
and Lisa Mahan

Check out this great article about Frozen that Michelle talks about on the show!

Episode #53: Disney In the Rain

Who among us hasn’t experienced that familiar Florida thunderstorm? While the first-time visitor might think that that would ruin your day, we’re here to tell that couldn’t be further from the truth! There’s still plenty you can do, and lots of magic waiting to be discovered. From touring tips to our favorite attraction stormy scenes, we have lots to share about the magic of a rainy Disney day. So sit back, relax and join us, as we talk about: Disney in the Rain.


Joining us on this episode are:
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot
Michelle Foster: Instagram @catmintstudios and @nicebreakfast
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography,com/kmfphotography.picfair.com
Lisa Mahan
and
Steve Barrett: Be sure to check out more of Steve’s great Hidden Mickey discoveries at hiddenmickeyguy.com!

You can also find Steve’s newest ebooks (with links to his favorite YouTube videos to help you on your Hidden Mickey hunt!) here:

Magic Kingdom Hidden Mickeys and Hidden Surprises
Epcot Hidden Mickeys and Hidden Surprises
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Hidden Mickeys and Hidden Surprises
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Hidden Mickeys and Hidden Surprises

Episode #52: Our Disney Christmas New Year’s Resolutions

As we celebrate the arrival of 2022, this is when we make those all-important New Year’s resolutions. But let’s do it Disney style! From attractions we keep meaning to visit, to those movies that we just haven’t seen yet, this is the year we’re going to make it all happen. So sit back, relax and join us, as we share with you, our New Year’s Disney Resolutions!


Joining us on this episode are:
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot
and Lisa Mahan from Celebrations Magazine

Episode #51: Disney Christmas Memories

You’re in for a special treat tonight, as we once again present our annual Disney Christmas show, bringing you loads of holiday cheer and yuletide joy from the most magical place on Earth. From the parks to the resorts and everywhere in between, Disney truly is a festive winter wonderland. We’ll talk about our favorite places to visit, our favorite Disney Christmas trees, and even have some fun “recasting” Home Alone with our favorite Disney characters!


Joining us on this episode are:
Michelle Foster: Instagram @catmintstudios and @nicebreakfast
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot
Lisa Mahan from Celebrations Magazine
and
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography,com/kmfphotography.picfair.com

Episode #50: Anniversary Episode – More Magical Moments

Our first 50 episodes have all been about sharing those special Disney moments, from smiles and screams to awe and amazement, and even to those emotional tears. And in this special episode, we’re going to explore even more of those magical moments, some new, some old, but all them oh so special. So sit back, relax and join us, as we revisit some of our favorite magical moments from Walt Disney World!


Joining us on this episode are:
Michelle Foster: Instagram @catmintstudios and @nicebreakfast
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot
Lisa Mahan from Celebrations Magazine
and
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography,com/kmfphotography.picfair.com

Walt Goes to Washington

Be sure to check out Jamie Hecker’s new book: Walt Goes to Washington: Finding Disney in DC. Available now on Amazon!!

Episode #49: Holiday & Anniversary Magic

Between the holidays, the festivals, and of course the big 50 year celebration, there are plenty of changes that are taking place at Disney. From new attractions, new nighttime spectaculars, and even new touring options (including Genie+!), it might seem a little overwhelming, but don’t worry, we’re here to help! So sit back, relax and join us, as we share some updated touring tips and magical insights from Walt Disney World!


Joining us on this episode are:
Rachel Comande: @foreverdisneyphotos
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot
and
Lisa Mahan from Celebrations Magazine

Episode #48: Our Dream Disney Resorts

The resorts at Walt Disney World are a true wonder unto themselves, all beautifully appointed in their signature themes. But did you ever dream of a new resort, one that had a theme that hasn’t been done yet? Well we certainly have…so sit back, relax and join us, as we explore some new ideas for resorts we would love to see at Walt Disney World!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography,com/kmfphotography.picfair.com
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot
and
Lisa Mahan from Celebrations Magazine

Episode #47: Reimagining Halloween

While the Haunted Mansion and the Tower of Terror offer up their unique assortment of ghoulish delights all throughout the year, Halloween brings out all of the ghosts and ghouls to ratchet up that spooky vibe. From the Mickey Mouse jack-o-lanterns on the Main Street lampposts to the foreboding fog that blankets the grounds of the Haunted Mansion, the Magic Kingdom is transformed into a Creepy Kingdom where the spirits of beyond can come out to play. But as they say, despite all of the spooky additions to be found in the parks at this time of year, there’s always room for one more. And in this episode, that’s just what we’re going to do. We’re going to put on our Imagineering cloaks and share our thoughts on even more Halloween haunting ideas that we would love to see at the parks. So join us…if you dare!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography,com/kmfphotography.picfair.com
Rachel Comande: Instagram: @foreverdisneyphotos
Shaun Jex: Instagram:@themarcelinedepot
and
Lisa Mahan from Celebrations Magazine

Episode #46: 50th Anniversary Celebration: Part 2

As we talked about in our last episode, there have been quite a number of changes to the attractions at Walt Disney World over the last half century. And yes, that is an understatement of epic proportions! But as any fan of Walt Disney World knows, the attractions are only part of the story. There are so many tools that the Imagineers have at their disposal to bring these worlds of fantasy to life, and tonight, we thought we would reflect on some of our favorites. So sit back, relax and join us, as we look back on our favorite technological milestones of Walt Disney World’s first 50 years!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography,com/kmfphotography.picfair.com
Shaun Jex: Instagram: themarcelinedepot
Lisa Mahan from Celebrations
and
Steve Barrett: Be sure to check out more of Steve’s great Hidden Mickey discoveries at hiddenmickeyguy.com!

Episode #45: 50th Anniversary Celebration: Part 1

50 years. 50 years of imagination, 50 years of innovation, and of course, 50 years of magic. As we kick off this grand golden anniversary celebration, we thought it would be fun to reflect on Walt Disney World’s first half-century, and to talk about our favorite milestone moments from the past five decades. Those moments that, for us, truly embody that Disney magic, and changed forever our visions of what could be. So sit back, relax and join us, as we look back on 50 years of Walt Disney World Magic!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography,com/kmfphotography.picfair.com
Shaun Jex: Instagram: themarcelinedepot
and Lisa Mahan from Celebrations!

Episode #44: Our Disney “What Ifs”

As Dr. Nigel Channing tells us on Journey Into Imagination With Figment, “…as you can plainly see, imagination works the best when it’s set free.” One of the best ways to get your imagination soaring is to ask yourself “what if.” What if we could do things differently? What if there was a way to turn this dream into a reality? It’s a fun question to explore, and Marvel fans everywhere are getting the chance to do just that in the new Disney+ series “What If?” But don’t worry, no spoilers in this show. Instead, we’re going to explore our own hypothetical scenarios, Disney style of course. So settle back, relax, and join us, as we explore the world of Disney “What If?”


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography,com/kmfphotography.picfair.com
and Lisa Mahan from Celebrations!

Episode #43: Our Dream Cast Member Jobs

One of the things we love the most about Walt Disney World is how the Cast Members are empowered to create magic. Whether it’s a friendly greeting, the unexpected gift of a free sticker, or even replacing that balloon you lost on Main Street U.S.A., they’re always ready to go that extra mile. And let’s not forget that the very phrase “Cast Member” was created to emphasize the concept that they are ‘on stage,’ and are just as integral to the magic of the parks as the attractions themselves. Who among us hasn’t wondered what it would be like to put on that name tag and to have the opportunity to spread our own Disney Pixie Dust? Well in this episode, we’re going to do just that, as we talk about: Our Dream Cast Member Jobs!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography,com/kmfphotography.picfair.com
Michelle Foster: Instagram @catmintstudios and @nicebreakfast
Lisa Mahan
and
Steve Barrett: Be sure to check out more of Steve’s great Hidden Mickey discoveries at hiddenmickeyguy.com!

PLUS:
A special shout out to Veronica Ruiz!
Be sure to check out her lettering on Instagram @veronicaletters

Episode #42: Shopping at Walt Disney World

Attractions may be number one on that Disney to-do list, and dining a close second (or first depending on who you are), but visiting the shops in Walt Disney World can be just as magical as riding your favorite attraction or visiting a new restaurant. As we all know, shopping at Disney is much more than just an opportunity to pick up souvenirs. Exploring all the unique items and endless details in your favorite store, or casually window shopping along your favorite thoroughfare, can be just as much fun as picking out that perfect pair of Mickey Ears. So put on your shopping shoes and get your souvenir list ready as we head off to explore the shops at Walt Disney World!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography,com/kmfphotography.picfair.com
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos
Michelle Foster: Instagram @catmintstudios and @nicebreakfast
Lisa Mahan
and
Steve Barrett: Be sure to check out more of Steve’s great Hidden Mickey discoveries at hiddenmickeyguy.com!

Episode #41: Going Back in Time – Disney Style

Have you ever wished you could go back in time? What would it be like to experience those early years of Walt Disney World, or even Disneyland? What if you could relive that special moment when you first saw Cinderella Castle, or took that first ride on your favorite classic attraction? And how cool would it be to experience a long-gone attraction that you never got the chance to see? In this episode, we’re going to jump into our Wayback machines, navigate that quantum realm, and take you on a journey through time to relive some of your favorite long-gone attractions and Disney experiences!


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

Episode #40: Magic Beyond the Attractions

One of the things that makes Walt Disney World so magical is that there is SO much to do. Attractions? Of course, but that’s only the beginning! There’s so much to discover here that you could go for days without riding a single attraction – yet still have a magical time. In this episode, we’re going to talk about some of our favorite “other” activities, and perhaps you’ll hear something that YOU’LL want to try on your next visit. So settle back, relax, and join us we talk about our favorite things to do beyond the attractions at Walt Disney World.


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography,com
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos
Michelle Foster: Instagram @catmintstudios and @nicebreakfast
Lisa Mahan
and
Steve Barrett: Be sure to check out more of Steve’s great Hidden Mickey discoveries at hiddenmickeyguy.com!

Episode #39: Our Favorite Disney Refurbishments

Innovation and imagination are always hard at work behind that scenes at Disney, with new and updated attractions continually offering us something new. With that spirit in mind, in this episode we’re going to talk about some of our favorite changes that have come to the parks over the years. So settle back, relax, and join us we talk about our favorite Disney refurbishments!


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

Episode #38: Our Favorite Disney Villains

As much as we root for the hero in our favorite films and shows, we all know that there’s a little tiny part of us that secretly, or not so secretly, cheers for the villain. In recent years, the role of the villain has often been blurred. Sometimes we get a glimpse into what makes them so angry. Sometimes we see that they’re just misunderstood. And yes, sometimes we just love them. Why? Well, that’s a question that we’re going to try and explore. In this episode, in honor of Cruella, Loki, and all of the new villains coming to screens large and small, we’re going to share with you some of our favorite (and yes, most feared) Disney villains!


Joining us on this episode are:
Rachel Comande: @foreverdisneyphotos
Michelle Foster: Instagram @catmintstudios and @nicebreakfast
and Lisa Mahan

Episode #37: Our Walt Disney World “Must-Do” Attractions (Part 2)

Welcome back to the second of our two-part episode in which we talk about those Must-Do Attractions in Walt Disney World…or more specifically, OUR version of must-do attractions! In this episode, we’re going to dive a little bit deeper and talk about those experiences that, for us, truly bring the magic of Disney to life. We’ll also share our thoughts on specific must-do’s depending on if you’re a thrill seeker, a laid back meanderer, or even a family with curious young ones. So settle back, relax, and join us we carry on with our discussion of: Walt Disney World Must-Do’s!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com
Michelle Foster: Instagram @catmintstudios and @nicebreakfast
Lisa Mahan
and
Steve Barrett: Be sure to check out more of Steve’s great Hidden Mickey discoveries at hiddenmickeyguy.com!

Episode #36: Our Walt Disney World “Must-Do” Attractions (Part 1)

This is the moment that you’ve been looking forward to for months, that much-anticipated trip to Walt Disney World! No matter if this is your first time or your hundredth, that first question is invariably the same: what are we going to do? Many a guidebook and travel blog offer up their thoughts on those “can’t miss” items, but as we well know, one size doesn’t fit all. Everyone’s trip is different, and we thought we’d change up that list of “must-do” attractions and explore some different ideas of what would make the ideal Walt Disney World vacation!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com
Michelle Foster: Instagram @catmintstudios and @nicebreakfast
Lisa Mahan
and
Steve Barrett: Be sure to check out more of Steve’s great Hidden Mickey discoveries at hiddenmickeyguy.com!

Episode #35: Fantasyland (Part 2)

This is part two of our Fantasyland special, and we’re going to continue on with lots of fun facts, secret finds, and interesting Disney details. We’re even going to play Imagineer and talk about some attractions we would like to add into this – the most magical land in all of Walt Disney World. So settle back, relax, and join us as we continue our enchanted journey through Fantasyland!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos
Michelle Foster: Instagram @catmintstudios and @nicebreakfast
Lisa Mahan
and
Steve Barrett: Be sure to check out more of Steve’s great Hidden Mickey discoveries at hiddenmickeyguy.com!

Episode #34: Fantasyland (Part 1)

This is part one of our special two-part show about what is quite possibly the most magical land in all of Walt Disney World, Fantasyland. Tonight we’ll explore our favorite attractions, as well as all of those special out of the way places that make this part of the Magic Kingdom so special. So settle back, relax, and join us as we take an enchanted journey to: Fantasyland.


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos
Michelle Foster: Instagram @catmintstudios and @nicebreakfast
Lisa Mahan
and
Steve Barrett: Be sure to check out more of Steve’s great Hidden Mickey discoveries at hiddenmickeyguy.com!

Episode #33: The Jungle Cruise

In this episode, we’re going to journey deep into the mysterious jungles of Adventureland, where we’ll encounter elephants, hippos, lions and rhinos. Not to mention of course, the infamous back side of water. So settle back, relax, and join us as set off on a joke-filled journey aboard…the Jungle Cruise.


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos
Michelle Foster: Instagram @catmintstudios and @nicebreakfast
Lisa Mahan
and
Steve Barrett: Be sure to check out more of Steve’s great Hidden Mickey discoveries at hiddenmickeyguy.com!

Episode #32: Busting Those Disney Myths

A big part of the fun of being a Disney fan is in discovering all of those fun-filled factoids. But like so many other legends, stories sometimes change over time. Perhaps it’s the case of a few different tales being mixed together, or a tall tale that’s repeated so often that it becomes believable. Myths and urban legends have been around as long as there were people to tell them, and in today’s world of the Internet, blogs, and message boards, it’s no surprise that there are lots of Disney myths floating around these days. But never fear, in this episode, we’re going to uncover the truth behind some of our favorites…!


Joining us on this episode are:
Jamie Hecker: kmfphotography.com
Rachel Comande: Instagram @foreverdisneyphotos
Lisa Mahan
and
Steve Barrett: Be sure to check out more of Steve’s great Hidden Mickey discoveries at hiddenmickeyguy.com!

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