Main and Magic Podcast

Main and Magic Podcast

Main and Magic is a podcast by and for Disney fans! We dive into topics like Disney history, stories from Cast Members, top 5's on everything from rides to documentaries on Disney+, and of course, Disney vacation planning tips and insights! Join us in our Facebook community, shop our theme park gear and follow our socials via the links below! 👇

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December 8, 2022 92 min

Disney tries to elicit emotions utilizing all of our senses, and in this episode we discuss Disney smells. We share all the scents that stand out to us from the whimsically sweet to the delightfully weird. We ponder how nostalgia plays a roll in the smells we most associate with Disney and the story they tell in place making.

 

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In this episode I talk with director and producer of After the Fair: The Legacy of the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, Ryan Ritchey about Epcot's 40 year history. We discuss the effect of worlds fairs on Epcot's design, Epcot purism, if Epcot had a golden age, and more.

 

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In this episode we discuss our top 5 most evil Disney animated villains AND we both share our pick for the MOST villainous. We also reflect on how their evil deeds are mirrored in our own world and what we might learn from them.

 

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October 11, 2022 84 min

Katie joins me to talk about split stays at Walt Disney World. We break down what they are, why you might want to do one and how to do one. Plus we share the pros and cons, and tips for getting the most out of your stays. 

 

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Katie joins me for a detailed report on her Adventures by Disney trip to Costa Rica. We discuss her pre-trip planning including preparing documents and special items she purchase for the trip. We also cover her day by day itinerary from a real life jungle cruise to white water rafting, and she shares some post trip reflections on memories and friendships made.

 

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In this episode I'm joined by Katie and returning guest, my Dad! to celebrate our 50th episode with a look back at the consequential moments in Walt Disney World's 50 year history. We each choose one event from each decade, from the 1970s to present day, that we feel made a remarkable impact on the Walt Disney World Resort.

 

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Katie and I chat with Ryan Ritchey, host of the theme park trivia show. We learn about the origins and inspiration for the show, how he comes up with the super fun categories and where he finds the trivia questions. We also spend some time discussing the current state of the Disney Parks and get insight on his love for the now extinct Horizons attraction. 

 

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July 27, 2022 70 min

In this episode Katie and I discuss recent Disney news from around the world including returning favorites at Walt Disney World, closings and travel deals for Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line's new ship and more. In the second half of the episode we spill tea and opinions on the Bob Chapek issue and a Disney College Program issue that still has our minds racing.

 

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In this episode Katie and I discuss the top 5 Disney roles we'd like to follow for a day. If you could follow someone from any profession under the Disney umbrella, what would you pick and what would you want to know about that role? With so many career options spanning the company, we share our picks and our reasoning behind our choices.

 

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In this episode Katie and I continue our deep dive into the Walt Disney Animation feature film Lilo and Stitch. We dig into how the film deals with grief head on and Katie shares a Cobra Bubbles conspiracy theory. We also discuss the major scene that had to be reanimated after the 9/11 attacks, the attention to detail in animating the hula sequence and how Walt Disney World tourists ended up in the film.

 

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In this episode Katie and I travel to quadrant 17, sector 005, area 51 to a planet called E-arth to do a deep dive into the Walt Disney Animation feature film Lilo and Stitch. We discuss the history of the film from initial idea to the exact location at Walt Disney World where it was given the green light over, of all things, sushi. We dig into the unique art style that was used and who the background painters called in for help, p...

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In this episode Katie and our friend Ric from the Monorail Tales Podcast compete in a virtual scavenger hunt around Walt Disney World using clues from the Main Street 16 Challenge event weekend. It's a faceoff of epic proportions, and a few long silences, and at least one supposed hot take.

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Katie and I sit down with Jeremy Stein and Gary Fernando to talk about their experience organizing the Main Street 16 Challenge, a 16 attraction race through Walt Disney World that helped raise over $11,000 for Give Kids the World. We talk about how the event came to be and how the weekend unfolded AND we announce the dates for the next challenge happening in 2023!

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Mother's Day is here! And we wanted to share some ideas for ways to surprise, delight, pamper, excite, adventure and gift the mom figures in your life while vacationing at a Disney property. We share ideas that cover all kinds of personalities whether you mom figure is a foodie, gardening hobbyist, animal lover, queen of posh and pamper, adventure seeker, artist and beyond.

 

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Grab your Imagineering hardhats and join us as we re-imagine a neglected corner of Disney's Hollywood Studios, Animation Courtyard. We philosophize about the direction we each take to bring new life to this area before taking a deep dive on our plans for new attractions, restaurants and shops.

 

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In this episode I continue my conversation with author and WDW Opinion podcaster Conor Brown. We discuss his book Yacht Club to Diamond Mine: My Journey to Working at one of Walt Disney World's Most Popular Attractions and the process he used to write it. We chat about a hard lesson he included, plus how he got started in podcasting. This is part 2 of a two part episode.

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I sit down with Disney College Program alumni, author and WDW Opinion podcast host Conor Brown to talk about his two distinctly different Disney College Program roles and what, or rather who, inspired him to work for the Walt Disney Company. We talk guest stories, how he ended up on a backstage tour of the Haunted Mansion, and his best advice to anyone preparing for their own college program. This is part 1 of a two part episode.

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In this episode we get an epic trip report from Katie's 11 night stay at Walt Disney World. She shares her experience of a triple split stay and navigating crowds with Genie+. We also talk about her first dining experience at Space 220, how she got to touch a rhino at Disney's Animal Kingdom and a unique way to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks. It was a trip filled with many firsts and big surprise.

 

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February 27, 2022 52 min

In this episode I share news, and insert commentary, about whats coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland, the Walt Disney Company's latest investors call, and highlights from an international park.

 

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February 16, 2022 95 min

In this episode we venture out past the reef to do a deep dive into the Walt Disney Studios Production film Moana! We discuss how the creators conducted research for the film and how the history and mythologies of the South Pacific play into the storyline. We also analyze some of our favorite characters, songs and artistic details AND we dig into some compelling fan theories that suggest Moana might have died on her journey or been...

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