Category Archives: WDW

E.310 Tony Baxter Disney Legend



Born in Los Angeles on February 1, 1947, Tony Baxter grew up in Orange County, California. It was the perfect time and place for this future Imagineer—he not only witnessed the birth of the theme park industry, but he also grew up alongside his beloved Disneyland. A Disney fan from an early age, Tony especially enjoyed his weekly visits with Walt courtesy of the Disneyland television program. The show whetted his appetite for Walt’s new wonderland rising from the Anaheim citrus groves. In his spare time he could be found building models and mocking up rides in his backyard.

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E.309 Splitsville at Disney Resorts



If you have been to Downtown Disney or Disney Springs you might have noticed the Bowling Ally, Splitsville and today we wanted to find out why.

Right in the middle of all the Disney Springs fun, could be the highlight of your visit – 50,000 square feet of bowling, billiards, bars, and live entertainment. Bring your crew or book a private party to dine, dance, drink, and bowl

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E.308 Disney’s Aulani Hawaiian Resort



Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, is a beachside resort hotel at the Ko Olina Resort in Kapolei, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. Affiliated with the Disney Vacation Club, Aulani was the third Disney “stand-alone” hotel that is located in an area without any adjacent theme park. The others are Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.

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E.306 Splash Mountain: New Adventures with Princess Tiana Coming to Disneyland Park and Magic Kingdom Park



Today we are thrilled to share a first glimpse of a project Imagineers have been working on since last year. Splash Mountain – at both Disneyland park in California and Magic Kingdom park in Florida – will soon be completely reimagined. The theme is inspired by an all-time favorite animated Disney film, “The Princess and the Frog.” We pick up this story after the final kiss, and join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure – featuring some of the powerful music from the film – as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance.

Tiana is a modern, courageous, and empowered woman, who pursues her dreams and never loses sight of what’s really important. It’s a great story with a strong lead character, set against the backdrop of New Orleans and the Louisiana bayou. In 1966, Walt himself opened New Orleans Square when it became the first new “land” added to Disneyland park, so it feels natural to link the story and the incredible music of “The Princess and the Frog” to our parks.

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E.305 Top Eleven Disney Princess



Today we are ranking out Top Eleven Disney Princess, plus one. See if your ranking is the same today on the Obscure Disney Podcast.

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E.303 Disney Re-Opening Plans



Disney has begun to reopen Disneyland and Walt Disney World but and many of their parks all around the world, today we are discussing some of the items you need to know before heading back.

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E.298 Disney Villains all at Home at the Dark Kingdom



Today we chat about 11 of our favorite Disney Villains and one of our favorite Disney Topics, the Dark Kingdom, a park that we still hope will one day become a reality.

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E.289 Soarin All Around the World



Today we are taking you for a ride on Disney’s Soarin and how this ride became one of the most iconic rides at California Adventure.

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E.288 Happy 22nd Birthday Animal Kingdom



The Animal Kingdom turned 22 on Earth Day, April 22, 2022, and we thought this was a great time to discuss the park and the amazing theming.

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