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E.248 Queen Mary Park



Today we are talking about the interesting story of how Disney ended up owning the Queen Mary for a period of time and how it almost become one of the coolest theme parks of all time.

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E.243 Going Trackless



Disney has a lot of great technology and one of the best, Is the Trackless Ride and they are using it in all kinds of new ways. Today we are giving them a few more. If you have not seen this yet, take a look at this video HERE

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E.239 Beauty and the Beast on Broadway



In this episode, we wanted to talk about Disney’s first-ever Broadway show, Beauty and the Beast and how it inspired the live-action movie in later years. find out more about the show and how it changed the direction of Broadway.

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E.237 Dead Men Tales at Disney



On this special Halloween edition, we are talking about ghost tales at Disney and debunking a few too! Happy Halloween everyone!

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E.236 Villians a Bit More Scary Party



What would a Halloween party be like in a park dedicated to the Disney Villians? Today we are going back to the Dark Kingdom for the party for the season! What kind of party is being thrown by the bad guys?

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E.235 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Walt Disney



We dip into some childhood trauma as we remember seeing Indiana Jones as kids, and then chat about the attractions inspired by Indy in the parks. Is Disney ready for a darker Indiana Jones attraction?

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E.234 Front Row Riders



Is it better to be in the front row, first to experience everything with the wind in your face? Or is it better to enjoy the ride in the back, avoiding getting splashed or seeing what’s coming up? Today we talk about rides that are too scary for the front row.

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E.233 Christmas Time for Halloween



Is Disney celebrating Chrismas already, in the middle of October? Almost! Find out when Christmas is parties are going to start and more on today’s podcast of the Obscure Disney Podcast.

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E.232 Bedknobs and Broomsticks Review



Bedknobs and Broomsticks is a 1971 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson, produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by Buena Vista Distribution Company in North America on December 13, 1971. It is based upon the books The Magic Bedknob; or, How to Become a Witch in Ten Easy Lessons (1943) and Bonfires and Broomsticks (1947) by English children’s author Mary Norton. The film, which combines live-action and animation, stars Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson.

During the early 1960s, Bedknobs and Broomsticks entered development when the negotiations for the film rights to Mary Poppins (1964) were placed on hold. When the rights were acquired, the film was shelved repeatedly due to the similarities with Mary Poppins until it was revived in 1969. Originally at a length of 139 minutes, Bedknobs and Broomsticks was edited down to almost two hours prior to its premiere at the Radio City Music Hall. The film was released on December 13, 1971, to mixed reviews from critics, some of whom praised the live-action/animated sequence. The film received five Academy Awards nominations winning one for Best Special Visual Effects. This was the last film released prior to the death of Walt Disney‘s surviving brother, Roy O. Disney, who died one week later. It is also the last theatrical film Reginald Owen appeared in before his death in 1972; his last two acting credits were for television.

In 2001 the film was restored with most of the deleted material re-inserted back into the film. A stage musical adaptation is in production which is set to debut in 2020.

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E.229 Oogie Boogie Bash



Disney’s California Adventure is throwing a Halloween party, and Oogie Boogie is the host! Today we are talking about reactions to this year’s party; the good, the bad and the scary.

YouTube link to the Party: https://youtu.be/d1G0QMHuKCU

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