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The Parks Academy discusses and celebrates all things theme park related! We focus mainly on Disney Parks and Resorts in both Anaheim and Orlando. Join us for a fun-filled discussion about vacation planning, dining, resort hopping, and more. New episodes released every Monday!
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Finally, a Disney & Universal park pod that focuses on fun! Join comedian Mark Andrada, Disney Bounder Miriam Kenly and Disney Dad Christopher Bond, as they breakdown all the happenings in the Disney and Universal worlds, dream up new attractions and play ridiculous theme park trivia. It’s a hilarious theme park show for theme park fans. Get your nerd on and laugh your Mickey ears off with the We Like Theme Parks Podcast! Find us on Instagram @ instagram.com/welikethemeparks and online @ wel ...
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In this episode we take a trip to the China Pavilion where we welcome our guest Sarah Evans. We discuss the rich history of China and how Disney has brought it over. Plus, we discuss the China Disney Parks and which we'd like to visit. Thank you to our sponsor Deep Cut. Get 10% off your first order with code TPA10. Thank you to our sponsor NEO Sabe…
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In this frightening VacationScares episode Tom and Jon Self discuss Tom’s recent visit to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World. Before that however, Tom and Jon discuss their thoughts on the D23 parks announcements. MNSSHP Vlog: https://youtu.be/-GYw-oo5Pog Boo To You Livestream: https://youtube.com/live/w3e4aZ…
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This week's Theme Park News: • SeaWorld Orlando announced a new ride for 2024 - Penguin Trek. It will be the park's eighth roller coaster, a "snowmobile styled ride car” built by Bolliger & Mabillard. • Sea World San Diego is getting a new jellyfish exhibit Jewels of the Sea: The Jellyfish Experience which will feature three galleries in which visi…
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In this episode, we head over to Germany and talk with our friends Emily and Clayton from Make it Magical Podcast. We dive into all of the shopping opportunities in the Germany Pavilion and why Clayton really, really, really likes Caramel Corn. Make it Magical on Instagram Listen to Make it Magical Podcast Thank you to our sponsor Deep Cut. Get 10%…
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This week's Theme Park News! • The Walt Disney Company announced that it would nearly double its capital expenditures in its Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment over the next 10 years compared with the previous 10. This would be 60 billion dollars based on their current 30 billion spend. • Disney parks president Josh D’Amaro theorised th…
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In this episode we discuss the Italy Pavilion. Our guest is Johnny J from the DMSW Podcast. Johnny brings insight and humor to the incredible pavilion that is a joy to explore, eat, and drink at. Stephen can't remember the name of the whale in Pinnochio and Paige is working on bringing Lizzie McGuire to the pavilion. Listen to the DMSW Podcast here…
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This week's Theme Park News: • At Destination D23: EPCOT's new nighttime spectacular will be called "Luminous: The Symphony of Us" and will debut December 5. • Journey of Water Inspired by Moana got an official opening date of October 16 • the Hatbox Ghost got an ETA of late November at the Magic Kingdom's Haunted Mansion. • Star Tours will add Ahs…
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In this frightening VacationScares episode Tom and Jon Self discuss their recent visits to SeaWorld Orlando Howl-O-Scream and Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. Follow Jon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pastorjonself New Vacationeers Tee: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08G18TV2J TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@vacationeers_podcast Facebook: …
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In this episode, we are joined by our friend Courtney Guth to discuss the American Adventure Pavilion. Courtney on Instagram Book of the Mouse Club Podcast Thank you to our sponsor Deep Cut. Get 10% off your first order with code TPA10. Thank you to our sponsor NEO Sabers. Get 10% off your first order with code TPA10.…
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• At Disneyland resort Tiana's Palace is now open for business in New Orleans Square. • They have also kicked off their Halloween event Oogie Boogie Bash this week. Their Halloween celebrations includes several rude overlays including Haunted Mansion Holiday. • Tokyo Disney Resort has this week announced it’s Christmas celebrations for this year, w…
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In this episode Stephen and Paige discuss the Japan Pavilion. We talk about the influence Kawaii has on the pavilion plus the ancient style of Japanese architecture, spirituality, and cuisine. Thank you to our sponsor Deep Cut. Get 10% off your first order with code TPA10. Thank you to our sponsor NEO Sabers. Get 10% off your first order with code …
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In this episode, Tom and Joanna discuss Joanna’s 10 night eastern Caribbean: Carnival Journeys, Carnival Cruise. Website: https://vacationeerspodcast.com/ New Vacationeers Tee: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08G18TV2J TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@vacationeers_podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VacationeerTom Twitter: https://twitter.com/vaca…
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In this episode, we discuss the Morocco Pavilion in World Showcase with Disney Dan. Paige couldn't make this episode, but we still got to talk, laugh, and have a great time. Learn why Morocco is unlike any other pavilion and how a semi-inappropriate was ultimately removed. Is Disney Circumcising EPCOT's Moroccan Member? How to See the Tower of Terr…
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In this departure from VacationScares, Tom and Jon Self discuss Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival as well as SeaWorld Orlando’s Craft Beer Festival. Follow Jon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pastorjonself New Vacationeers Tee: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08G18TV2J TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@vacationeers_podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Va…
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In this episode, we discuss the France Pavilion in EPCOT's World Showcase with @larissadrawsstuff. We try out hand and French pronunciation while Larissa shares her experiences there from Hawaii. Larissa Marantz Website Thank you to our sponsor Deep Cut. Get 10% off your first order with code TPA10. Thank you to our sponsor NEO Sabers. Get 10% off …
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In this frightening VacationScares episode Tom and Jon Self discuss the upcoming Howl-O-Scream events at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando. They also talk about the pass changes for Kings Dominion’s Halloween Haunt. Then finally Jon talks about what is revealed so far for the food and drinks at Universal Orlando’s…
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In this episode, we talk about the United Kingdom Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase. Joined by friend of the show Christina Dayton. Mary Poppins Attraction Bass Ale Draft (Disney Booze Guide) How to Pronounce 'Twinnings' Tea Thank you to our sponsor Deep Cut. Get 10% off your first order with code TPA10. Thank you to our sponsor NEO Sabers. Get 10…
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In this episode, we talk about the Canada Pavilion in EPCOT's World Showcase. Joined by friend of the show Brittany Deitrich. Jack Black in Pizzerizzo Shirt Miss Rachel Goodnight Video "The Happiest Show on Earth" Splashtacular EPCOT Show Thank you to our sponsor Deep Cut. Get 10% off your first order with code TPA10. Thank you to our sponsor NEO S…
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In the first VacationScares episode of the 2023 season, Tom, Jon Self, and Dave & Kris from Adventures By D discuss everything you need to know about this year’s Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. They also talk about Dave and Kris’s trip planning for their upcoming Halloween Horror Nights Universal Hollywood and Knotts Scary Farms visits…
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We're kicking off our World Showcase mini-series. Join us as we delve into how the World Showcase was created and conceived. Thank you to our sponsor Deep Cut. Get 10% off your first order with code TPA10. Thank you to our sponsor NEO Sabers. Get 10% off your first order with code TPA10.저자 The Parks Academy Podcast
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In this episode, we discuss the history of the Matterhorn Bobsleds in Disneyland Resort. Come with us as we barrel down this Swiss wonder's sharp turns and rough terrain. We uncover the origins of Disney's "Lovers Lane" turned "Snow Hill" turned Matterhorn. Turns out, there really is a Basketball court inside the mountain, and we'll tell you which …
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Join us at Parks Academy as we delve into the magical world of park icons in our exciting new episode, "Mickey's Sorcerer's Hat." In this installment of our Park Icons Mini Series, we explore the rich history, intricate construction, and controversial placement of one of Disney's most iconic landmarks. Step back in time with us as we uncover the or…
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In this episode, Tom and Ian discuss Ian’s recent European vacation where Ian visited Disneyland Paris (Timestamp - 6:50) and Phantasialand (Timestamp - 48:13). Then near the end of the episode Ian talks about other aspects of the vacation. New Vacationeers Tee: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08G18TV2J Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VacationeerTom …
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In this episode we discuss the history of Pixar Pal-A-Round, Mickey's Fun Wheel, the Sun Wheel. We talk about how DCA went from a scattered version of a California postcard to a disjointed mix of Pixar and Marvel. Thank you to our sponsor Deep Cut. Get 10% off your first order with code TPA10 Illustration of Mickey Mouse courtesy of Magical Memorie…
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In this episode we discuss the history of Cinderella's Castle. Paige wants to eat at Cinderella's Royal Table and Stephen was dead wrong about whether or not you could actually walk through the castle. Plus, we do a little trivia about its various overlays and transformations. Stephen also got the amazing Aloha Foodie shirt by friend of the show Je…
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In this episode, Tom and Jon Self discuss touring plan strategies for SeaWorld Orlando from their recent trip.They also discuss Universal Studios Minion’s Land, Tom’s recent Caribbean Beach stay and eating at Topolino’s Terrace. Follow Jon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pastorjonself New Vacationeers Tee: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08G18TV2J Faceb…
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In this episode, we travel all the way back to 1955, where we explore Sleeping Beauty's Castle. Its rich history is filled with exciting details you might not expect. Find out why the Sleeping Beauty's walkthrough was shut down and what safety conspiracy theories have to do with it. Thank you to our sponsor Deep Cut. Get 10% off your first order wi…
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In this episode, we discuss the beautiful Tree of Life in Disney's Animal Kingdom. Plus we find out what Jane Goodall had to do with the tree, where you can find a hidden Mickey, and that Animal Kingdom was almost Noah's Ark??? Walt Disney & Jane Goodall It's Tough to be a Bug저자 The Parks Academy Podcast
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In this episode, Tom and Jon Self discuss touring plan strategies for Busch Gardens Tampa from their recent trip.They also discuss Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights rumors, Guardians of the Galaxy extended queue and Tom’s park and attraction tracking. Follow Jon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pastorjonself New Vacationeers Tee: https://www.amazo…
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In this episode, we discuss the history of the great Spaceship Earth. This park icon is a one-of-a-kind engineering marvel and is a beautiful piece of the Walt Disney World skyline. Tomorrow's Child EPCOT Song The Fascinating History of Spaceship Earth R. Buckminster Fuller 1967 Montreal World's Fair Biosphere Thank you to our sponsor Deep Cut. Get…
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In this episode, we continue our discussion on Park Icons and bring our attention to the park formerly known as MGM Studios. We discuss the strange and robust Twilight Zone Tower of Terror history. Find out what Eddie Murphy and Stephen King have to do with the ride, and learn what happens when the West Coast demands the Hollywood Tower Hotel in th…
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In this episode, Tom, Ian and Jon Self discuss Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s newest roller coaster, DarKoaster, as well as their Food & Wine Festival and Burgermeister’s Hideaway. Then Tom gives his thoughts on Pipeline: The Surf Coaster, the newest roller coaster at SeaWorld Orlando. Lastly, they end the episode updating Tom’s and Ian’s coaster cou…
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We're kicking off our Park Icons Mini-Series with the great Grizzly Peak in Disney's California Adventure. Together we'll discuss the lore and rich history of the peak and learn how it went from a tubular sports vibe to the serene National Park we know today. Original California Adventure Promo on Toy Story 2 VHS Ranger J. Audubon Woodlore The Lege…
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In this episode, we dive into the history of Popcorn in Disney Parks. Paige has all the hot information on the 6,700+ year history of our favorite salty snack and Stephen is, for whatever reason, a Mickey Bar. Listen and you'll get it. Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration – 60 Years of Popcorn The History of Popcorn: How One Grain Became a Staple …
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In this episode, we continue our Podsnack Series about Mickey Waffles. Turns out, there is a whole lot more about these tasty snacks than you might think. Paige once again delivers hard-hitting questions and Stephen keeps up his momentum. We get real about our feelings on breakfast foods and Stephen admits he hasn't had Nutella. Mickey Waffle Loung…
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In this episode, Tom and Joanna discuss Tom’s recent road trip up the east coast visiting Myrtle Beach, Virginia Beach, Washington DC, Richmond and stopping at South of the Border on the way back down to Orlando. Website: https://vacationeerspodcast.com/ New Vacationeers Tee: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08G18TV2J Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/V…
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In this episode, we discuss the history of the very famous Dole Whip. Paige dives into all the details of when Dole came to the parks and how its popularity has grown throughout the years. Thanks to our friends at Deep Cut Co for supporting the show. Get 10% off your first order with code TPA10.저자 The Parks Academy Podcast
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We are starting a brand new series all about Disney Snacks: Podcast Series. In this episode, we kick things off by talking about churros. Paige dives into their history and details about this beloved Disney treat. Plus, we get the scoop on why Disneyland churros taste better than Disney World churros. One time Stephen ate 6 churros. The World of Di…
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In this episode, Tom Welcomes back to the podcast, Jon Self to talk about their recent dining experience at Terralina Crafted Italian in Disney Springs. They also talk about SeaWorld Entertainment’s DarKoaster (BGW) and Pipeline (SWO) coaster May opening announcements, Disney’s Halfway to Halloween food, and Jon’s visit to Animal Kingdom for Earth …
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Welcome to the Parks Academy Podcast, where we explore all things theme parks and share our love for the magic of Disney. In today's episode, we are thrilled to have a very special guest, Bret Iwan, the voice of Mickey Mouse. Bret Iwan has been the official voice of Mickey Mouse since 2009, following in the footsteps of legends like Walt Disney and…
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In this episode, Tom welcomes back to the podcast, Dave from Adventures by D to discuss all things, Wild Adventures in Valdosta, GA. From passes to funnel cakes, we have you covered. If you enjoy this episode, please give a “positive” review on iTunes, it would be greatly appreciated. Adventures by D website:https://adventuresbyd.com/ New Vacatione…
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In this episode, we talk about finding Disney on our most recent road trip. We discuss Disney on Ice: Find Your Hero and the insane costumes. Plus, $20 for a snow cone in an Olaf cup? Huh. We also found a Disney Outlet in Hershey, PA that completely owns. Stephen FINALLY got his Walt Disney Studios sweatshirt but at the expense of blowing up Paige'…
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In this episode we discuss more this or that questions. Stephen makes does a terrible Chewbacca impression and, also, a terrible Josh Gadd impression. Paige reveals that Stephen didn't come up with all of these questions on his own. Whoops. Note: We said the newest Buzz Lightyear in DCA but meant Tomorrowland in Disneyland. That's on us. Thank you …
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In this episode, Tom welcomes back to the podcast, Dave from Adventures by D and Blogger Jon Self. Dave is attending the June Orlando Informer Meetup at Universal Orlando, so we give an overview and Jon gives some tips and what to expect. If you enjoy this episode, please give a “positive” review on iTunes, it would be greatly appreciated. Adventur…
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In this episode we get back to our old classics of a This or That style episode. Stephen, for whatever reason, breaks out in a 1929 Mickey Mouse impersonation from the Karnival Kid and Paige talks about losing an eye on Dueling Dragons. This is a fun one, folks. The Karnival Kid (1929) Vote for us in Round Two of @allaboardpocast the Disney Pod Bat…
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In this episode, Tom and Joanna chat about Joanna’s December 3 night Caribbean Carnival cruise on the Liberty as well as her horror story on her return trip home. If you enjoy this episode, please give a “positive” review on iTunes, it would be greatly appreciated. New Vacationeers Tee: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08G18TV2J Facebook: https://www.fac…
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In this episode we interview the very talented Gabriel Vunda. His work as a Disney Animator can be seen everywhere from Hollywood to the Conservation Station in Disney's Animal Kingdom. We are so happy to welcome Gabriel to the fine episode of our Artist Series. Gabriel on Instagram Gvartz Merch Gabriel on YouTube Elsa Wearing a Pumba Cap... la la …
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In this episode we interview the very talented Larissa Marantz. This is her first time at the Festival of the Arts and is new to the Disney art scene. We were so grateful to have the opportunity to interview Larissa and have her share her experiences with us. Larissa's Website OC Art Studios Instagram Larissa's Instagram All of Larissa's Links on L…
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In this episode, Tom welcomes back friend of the show, Blogger Jon Self, to discuss our media day visit to SeaWorld Orlando’s 2023 Seven Seas Food Festival, thoughts on the food and event plus much more. If you enjoy this episode, please give a “positive” review on iTunes, it would be greatly appreciated. Follow Jon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/…
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