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On the Road w/Mickey 197 – A Day with Walt Disney!
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On the Road w/Mickey 197 – A Day with Walt Disney!
Episode 197 - A Day with Walt Disney! A Day with Walt Disney! Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, that's Brenda, and he's Grogu, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 197 and this week our feature topic is A Day with Walt Disney! This episode is a labor of love; tomorrow is Walt's Birthday, and I thought it would be fun if we were able to plan a day at Walt Disney World with him! Here's what we talked about this week! Cheddar from the Big Cheese Mike: Over at Blizzard Beach Water Park, there are several things you can enjoy there during this time of the year, but the top billing in my book is the meet and greet with Santa! You can go see him in his tropical best outfits from park opening until 12:30PM each day until December 24th. Brenda: Oh my gosh, people! We have been waiting on this for ever and ever, and it is finally here! The DEBUT of the Walt the Dreamer statue will be tomorrow, December 5th, at Epcot, in honor of his birthday! Sophie: The Epcot International Festival of the Arts dates are released for 2024! From January 12 - February 19, you can enjoy all of the visual, culinary, and performing arts experiences while enjoying your time at Walt Disney World! Connect with us! Here’s how:  Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntheRoadwithMickey Instagram: On the Road with Mickey Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com Listener Feedback - Top 3 Christmas Movies Chandler gave us his list of three:  1) Emmet Otters Jug Band Christmas. -- Makes me cry. Every. Dang. Time! 2) Muppets Christmas Carol -- new in my rotation of must-watch options. 3) Home Alone -- I don't watch it every year, but it's good for this list. Jennifer has two lists: General Christmas movies: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Ernest Saves Christmas, Elf. Those from the Disney+ List: Nightmare Before Christmas, Home Alone. We liked Decorating Disney the last time we watched it. Aunt Robin had this to share: A Christmas Carol by the Muppets! White Christmas Guardians of the Galaxy’s Christmas Special Decorating Disney Holiday Magic is fabulous! Stephanie Matthews had this to share: “Miracle on 34th Street (the original black and white version is the only acceptable version!!)” Feature Topic: A Day with Walt: Planning a Day at WDW with Walt Disney Mike Brenda Sophie This Day in Disney History for December 4: 1999: Marc Davis and his wife Alice are interviewed for a special on Walt Disney. Disney Who’s Who Character Horace Horsecollar A little bit of Walt “Why be a governor or a senator when you can be king of Disneyland?”-- Walt Disney  Coming Next Week: Would you rather…Disney Style 2023! Watch us on YouTube!
On the Road w/Mickey 196 – Our Top 3 Christmas Movies coming to Disney+!
27-11-2023
On the Road w/Mickey 196 – Our Top 3 Christmas Movies coming to Disney+!
Episode 196 - Our Top 3 Christmas Movies coming to Disney+! Our Top 3 Christmas Movies coming to Disney+! Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, that's Brenda, and he's Grogu, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 196 and this week our feature topic is Our Top 3 Christmas Movies coming to Disney+! This episode we're taking a look at the Christmas movies that you can find on Disney+ and ranking our top three! Here's what we talked about this week! Cheddar from the Big Cheese Sophie: Coming to the land formerly known as DinoLand, U.S.A. – an Indiana Jones themed attraction! In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Josh D’Amaro said Disney is “Going All In” with the Indiana Jones attraction, which will also include both an Encanto and Coco attraction. Mike: Congratulations to Hong Kong Disneyland! The World of Frozen land has just opened up there! There are two sections to this land – Arendelle Village and Arendelle Forest. Brenda: Last week, the Disney Cruise Line opened it’s second year-round homeport in Florida! Located at Port Everglades near Fort Lauderdale, the Disney Dream is sailing out of there right now, and the Disney Magic starts sailings out of there in May of next year. Connect with us! Here’s how:  Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntheRoadwithMickey Instagram: On the Road with Mickey Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com Feature Topic: Our Top 3 Christmas Movies coming to Disney+! Sophie (Least Disney to most Disney): 1) Home Alone 2 2) The Santa Clause 3) Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas Mike (Least Favorite to Most Favorite): 3) Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special 2) The Santa Clause & 2 1) A Muppet Christmas Carol Brenda (Oldest to Newest): 1) Miracle on 34th Street 2) Home Alone 3) Noelle This Day in Disney History for November 27: 1937: The final cels for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are completed. Disney Who’s Who Character Kanga from Winnie the Pooh A little bit of Walt “In order to make good in your chosen task, it’s important to have someone you want to do it for. The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements, but rather with the things we do for the people we love and esteem, and whose respect we need.” -- Walt Disney  Coming Next Week: A Day with Walt: Planning a Day at WDW with Walt Disney Watch us on YouTube!
On the Road w/Mickey 195 – Celebrating Thanksgiving at Disney!
20-11-2023
On the Road w/Mickey 195 – Celebrating Thanksgiving at Disney!
Episode 194 - The Most Under-Appreciated Land at Disney! Celebrating Thanksgiving at Disney! Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, that's Brenda, and he's Grogu, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 195 and this week our feature topic is Celebrating Thanksgiving at Disney! This episode we're taking a look at how we celebrate Thanksgiving when we are at Disney. Here's what we talked about this week! Cheddar from the Big Cheese Brenda: I know it’s no surprise to our listeners how much we love Dick Van Dyke around here (I am looking at me), so I am very happy to announce that television and film legend (and Disney legend) Dick Van Dyke will be honored in a CBS special airing next month on the network.  “Dick Van Dyke 98 Years of Magic will air on Thursday, Dec. 21 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with Showtime subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the episode airs).  A Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winner, Van Dyke has inspired generations of performers and will be honored for his contributions to the arts and entertainment. The tribute will travel back in time to the iconic set of The Dick Van Dyke Show and feature music and dance, performances, special guests and a special holiday number. The two-hour tribute event will also showcase songs and archival footage from the best of his nearly full-century career, encompassing Mary Poppins, Bye Bye Birdie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and more. Sophie: Breaking News: Not only is there a Frozen 3 in the works right now, but Bob Iger announced that there will be a Frozen 4!!! Yeah me… Mike: Unless you’ve been under a rock, you likely know that Pickleball is all the rage around the US and guests have asked Disney to help them in their efforts to travel healthily. Disney has listened and you can now find 10 pickleball courts at WDW. The locations include: Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. Connect with us! Here’s how:  Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntheRoadwithMickey Instagram: On the Road with Mickey Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com Listener Feedback: Under-Appreciated Lands Cindy: Rafiki’s Planet watch at Animal Kingdom. I think a lot of people miss out on the amazing research lab, the interactive animal petting section, the behind the scenes barns because they don’t take the time to ride the train over to the island. Chrissy: DinoLand, U.S.A. Feature Topic: Celebrating Thanksgiving at Disney! It is American Thanksgiving this week, and today we’re taking a look at how we celebrate Thanksgiving at Disney! Where do we eat? What park are we in? Do we stay out of the parks? Inquiring minds want to know, and we want to know how you celebrate Thanksgiving at Disney, so let us know in our Facebook group! Brenda: Family, Family, Family – all about the people. Remembering the Cast Members who are working. Giving Thanks for our many blessings. Start at Hollywood Studios. Ride what we can, but mostly about being in the park. HAVE to watch the Cowboys game. After the game, we head to the Magic Kingdom. Again, ride what we can, but mostly it’s about being in the parks. Sophie: Staying at the Cabins at Fort Wilderness. Full kitchen. BBQ Turkey on the grill. Decorate for the holidays. Share the meal with the neighbors and have thanksgiving on the deck! Mike: Spending the day at Epcot; like Brenda, I'm all about giving thanks for all of the blessings God has bestowed about me, so we are not focused as much on what rides we ride as much as being there in the moment. We are eating at Akershus in Norway because I have a fond appreciation for the Traditional Kjattkakke,
On the Road w/Mickey 194 – The Most Under-Appreciated Land at Disney!
13-11-2023
On the Road w/Mickey 194 – The Most Under-Appreciated Land at Disney!
Episode 194 - The Most Under-Appreciated Land at Disney! The Most Under-Appreciated Land at Disney! Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, that's Brenda, and he's Grogu, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 194 and this week our feature topic is The Most Under-Appreciated Land at Disney! This episode we're taking a look at all of the Disney parks to find out what we believe is under-appreciated. Here's what we talked about this week! Cheddar from the Big Cheese Mike: Breaking News from Muppet Vision 3D: Disney has just finished replacing the seating for the theater where the show is performed! That’s big news because the old seats were in serious need of replacing! Brenda: Coming to Epcot on December 5th – the first showing of the latest nighttime spectacular “Luminous The Symphony of Us”! Over at the Disney Parks Blog, they have a great post talking about some of the incredible music you’ll hear and see set to fireworks, fountains, and lights. There is also a sneak peek into some of the behind the scenes work that they did. Check it out here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa07tPq0Ir4 Sophie: This year, The American Adventure pavilion in Epcot will again have a Gingerbread Display. This one features the US Capital, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, as well as a gingerbread model of the American Adventure Pavilion and Regal Eagle Smokehouse. It will be on display from November 24 - December 30 this year. Connect with us! Here’s how:  Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntheRoadwithMickey Instagram: On the Road with Mickey Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com Listener Feedback: Main Street, U.S.A. Donna: My all time favorite is when you see the Castle. It is magical. Lee: Main Street Vehicles, when they run. So, more in DL than WDW these days. Sheila: My favorite thing about main street is the citizens of Main Street. I also like the Dapper Dan’s and all of the different parades and the feeling that you get while walking down the street . Feature Topic: The Most Under-Appreciated Land at Disney! Mike: Rafiki’s Planet Watch, part of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park Brenda: Animation Courtyard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios Sophie: Echo Lake, Commissary Lane, Grand Avenue This Day in Disney History for November 13: 1940: Fantasia Premiers Disney Who’s Who Character Mack from Cars A little bit of Walt “ I suppose my formula might be: dream, diversify – and never miss an angle.” -- Walt Disney  Coming Next Week: Celebrating Thanksgiving at Disney! Watch us on YouTube!
On the Road w/Mickey 193 – Top 3 things we like about Main Street U.S.A.!
06-11-2023
On the Road w/Mickey 193 – Top 3 things we like about Main Street U.S.A.!
Episode 193 - Top 3 things we like about Main Street, U.S.A.! Top 3 things we like about Main Street U.S.A.! Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, that's Brenda, and he's Grogu, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 193 and this week our feature topic is Top 3 things we like about Main Street U.S.A.! This episode concludes our look at the favorite things we like in each of the lands of the Magic Kingdom! Here's what we talked about this week! Cheddar from the Big Cheese Sophie: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party runs from November 9, 2023 - January 1, 2024! There are a lot of great treats planned for this year’s events, so go check them out! Mike: One of the emails that I get is from Attractions Magazine. In it, I saw a really neat story about an upcoming auction at the Van Eaton Galleries that features a slew of Disney memorabilia, including a very special Painting of Disneyland’s Main Street Train Station by Charles Boyer (Lot 1005). The auction is running November 11th and 12th. If you want to look at the offerings, go to https://vegalleries.com/releases/pop-culture-disney-studio-and-disney-parks  Brenda: Filming for the Christmas morning Disney parade that we can see on TV on Christmas morning will most likely be happening on November 11th and 12th this year. The dates are always subject to change, though.  Connect with us! Here’s how:  Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntheRoadwithMickey Instagram: On the Road with Mickey Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com Listener Feedback: Favorite Villains Robin had some feedback: “Gaston from Beauty and the Beast is Lindsay’s. Captain Barbossa from Pirates of the Caribbean is mine. Aargh matey. Parlay?” Lee said: “Yzma from Emperors New Groove. She just doesn’t get enough hissing for my money!” Laurie said: “YzmaCrocBowler hat guyRatigan” Cindy said: “Jafar from Aladdin (both the original and the live action remake) and also Cruella DeVill from “Cruella” because her back story gives a new insight into her personality.” Sheila added: “Ursula and the Queen of Hearts” Chandler had some thoughts. This is what he said: “Cruella ... In both animated form and the live action version when we learned her back story. It's the back story that kinda endeared me to her.” Chrissy said: “Maleficent and Hades” John said: “Since I lived on a river for many years as a pre-teen, teenager, and through college. Also living near Lake Michigan. I have to go with Capt. Hook.” Feature Topic: Top 3 things we like about Main Street U.S.A.! In our last look at the things we like in the lands of the Magic Kingdom, we are taking a look at Main Street, U.S.A. Here is what we came up with! Sophie: 1) The red/pink color of the street makes the green foliage look more vibrant 2) The forced perspective used on the buildings 3) Smellitizers Mike: 1) Walt Disney World Railroad 2) The music, the feeling in Town Square, just being there. 3) Casey’s Corner Brenda: 1) That feeling I get when I emerge from the tunnel under the Walt Disney World Railroad that tells me that I am back HOME! 2) The beautiful Crystal Palace, and the buffet is quite good as well. 3) Hanging out on Main Street USA for the fireworks/projection show This Day in Disney History for November 6: 1946: Walt Disney's Letter to his sister Ruth https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darby_O%27Gill_and_the_Little_People Disney Who’s Who Character Hiro Hamada from Big Hero 6 A little bit of Walt “Main Street, USA is America at the turn of the century – the crossroads of an era. The gas lamps and the electric lamp – the horse drawn car and auto car. Main Street is everyone’s hometown – the heart line of America.” -- Walt Disney  Coming Next Week: The Most Under-Appreciated Land at Disney!
On the Road w/Mickey 192 – Your Favorite Disney Villain!
30-10-2023
On the Road w/Mickey 192 – Your Favorite Disney Villain!
Episode 192 - Your Favorite Disney Villain! Your Favorite Disney Villain! Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, that's Brenda, and he's Grogu, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 192 and this week our feature topic is Your Favorite Disney Villain! With tomorrow being Halloween, we thought that is a perfect excuse to talk about Disney villains and which one (or ones, in Sophie's case) is our favorite! Here's what we talked about this week! Cheddar from the Big Cheese Brenda: Coming to the Disney Treasure in 2024 when it launches: The Haunted Mansion Parlor! This is the first bar that is modeled after the Haunted Mansion! Sophie: Disney After Hours Events will be returning back to WDW in 2024. Starting with Hollywood Studios on January 10, Magic Kingdom on January 11, and Epcot on February 2, the after hours events will be available. These are separate ticket events. Mike: Some refurbishment news: On November 5th, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park will temporarily close for refurbishment. On November 6th, Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park will open.  Connect with us! Here’s how:  Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntheRoadwithMickey Instagram: On the Road with Mickey Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com Feature Topic: Your Favorite Disney Villain! With Halloween tomorrow, we’re each going to share who our favorite Disney villains are! Who is your favorite Disney villain? Brenda: Maleficent Has horns Turns into a dragon Regally evil Sophie: 1) Chernabog Fantasia, Night on Bald Mountain/Ava Maria 2) Dr. Facilia Princess and the Frog 3) The Headless Horseman Legend of Sleepy Hollow Mike: Mother Gothel Tangled Perhaps the oldest Disney Villain Kidnaps a baby -- how wicked is that? This Day in Disney History for October 30: 1997 - Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Disney Who’s Who Character Rex from Toy Story A little bit of Walt “Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil, and that is what our pictures attempt to do.” -- Walt Disney  Coming Next Week: Top 3 things we like about Main Street, U.S.A.! Watch us on YouTube!
On the Road w/Mickey 191 – 50 Years of A Christmas Carol with Ira David Wood III and IV
23-10-2023
On the Road w/Mickey 191 – 50 Years of A Christmas Carol with Ira David Wood III and IV
Episode 191 - 50 Years of A Christmas Carol with Ira David Wood III and IV 50 Years of A Christmas Carol with Ira David Wood III and IV Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, that's Brenda, and he's Grogu, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 191 and today we're talking with Ira David Wood III and his son, Ira David Wood IV as we discuss 50 Years of A Christmas Carol with Ira David Wood III and IV! This regional destination in the Raleigh, NC area is a can't miss for my family, and I hope you take time to make the trek up here one year to see it in person. In the meantime, though, we had a great conversation with them, so whet your whistle here first! Connect with us! Here’s how:  Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntheRoadwithMickey Instagram: On the Road with Mickey Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com Feature Topic: 50 Years of A Christmas Carol with Ira David Wood III and IV In this special On the Road with Mickey, today we welcome back our friend and local legend, Ira David Wood III and his son, Ira David Wood IV, as we get ready to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his production of A Christmas Carol. Welcome back to the show, guys! Fifty years is a long time to do something; congratulations on such a worthy achievement! How do you keep the same story fresh, year after year? For this year’s performances, what role (or roles) are you going to play, and is there anyone on the cast that we should keep our eyes on? In 50 years of doing this production, other than Raleigh & Durham, where have you performed the show? Is there anything special that you are going to be doing to commemorate this being the 50th year of the show? In today’s tech-heavy world, do you ever see the show being performed in some sort of syndication, maybe at movie theaters or via streaming services? Did I hear correctly that this is the last year you are planning to perform as Scrooge for some of the performances? If so, what will you be doing moving forward? Lastly, if there was any one thing that you would do differently, or anything you want to say, what would it be? The floor is all yours, David. Coming Next Week: Your Favorite Disney Villain! Watch us on YouTube!
On the Road w/Mickey 190 – Top 3 Things we Like about Adventureland!
16-10-2023
On the Road w/Mickey 190 – Top 3 Things we Like about Adventureland!
Episode 190 - Top 3 Things we Like about Adventureland! Top 3 Things we Like about Adventureland! Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, that's Brenda, and he's Grogu, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 190 and today we're sharing our Top 3 Things we Like about Adventureland! What is at the top of our lists for Adventureland? And what are your favorites? Let's find out! Here’s the rundown of what we talked about: Cheddar from the Big Cheese Mike: All-day park hopping is returning on January 9th! No more having to wait until 2PM to park hop to your next park! Woohoo! Brenda: Overnight we saw increases in Annual Passes, Parking, and Memory Maker. In particular, the Memory Maker cost is now $185. The price increases went into effect on October 11th. Sophie: As you know, The Nightmare Before Christmas is coming back to theaters on Friday, October 20th to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Well, Scentsy is celebrating along with that with a special warmer and scent. Here’s a picture of it to enjoy! Connect with us! Here’s how:  Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntheRoadwithMickey Instagram: On the Road with Mickey Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com Feature Topic: Top 3 things we like about Adventureland! This week, we’re continuing our look at our Top 3 things series of the lands of the Magic Kingdom. We only have two lands left to cover, and this week, it’s time for Adventureland! Mike: 1) Pirates of the Caribbean! 2) Enchanted Tiki Room! 3) The Jungle Cruise! Brenda: 1) Pirates of the Caribbean! 2) Magic Carpets of Aladdin! 3) Sunshine Tree Terrace! Sophie: 1) Pirates of the Caribbean! 2) Enchanted Tiki Room! (Prefer the Disneyland version) 3) The Orange Bird statue and the Sunshine Tree Terrace This Day in Disney History for September 16: 1997: Walt Disney Records re-releases the soundtracks for The Jungle Book and Dumbo Disney Who’s Who Character Peach from Finding Nemo A little bit of Walt “Here is adventure. Here is romance. Here is mystery. Tropical rivers – silently flowing into the unknown. The unbelievable splendor of exotic flowers … the eerie sound of the jungle … with eyes that are always watching. This is Adventureland.” -- Walt Disney  Coming Next Week: 50 Years of A Christmas Carol with Ira David Wood III Watch us on YouTube!
On the Road w/Mickey 189 – What keeps bringing us back to Disney?
09-10-2023
On the Road w/Mickey 189 – What keeps bringing us back to Disney?
Episode 189 - What keeps bringing us back to Disney? What keeps bringing us back to Disney? Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, that's Brenda, and he's Grogu, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 189 and today we're asking the question "What keeps bringing us back to Disney?" Why do we keep going back to Disney time and time again? Let's find out! Here’s the rundown of what we talked about: Cheddar from the Big Cheese Sophie: The third annual Magical Night of Hope from Give Kids the World starts back this year on December 9th. This concert with a dessert party afterwards is $50 per person for general admission and $150 per person for the VIP, which is the best seats, meet and greet with the cast, receive a special gift, and a private tour of Give Kids the World Village. Connect with us! Here’s how:  Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntheRoadwithMickey Instagram: On the Road with Mickey Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com Feature Topic: What keeps bringing us back to Disney? For those of you that have been following along since the beginning of our journey on January 6, 2020, this may seem like a no-brainer question. But the question for today is, “What keeps bringing us back to Disney?” Brenda: Taking her Grandchildren to Disney for their first visit – sharing the magic with those special kids. I keep going back for the food! The Magic of the Holidays at Disney! Because that is where she is closest to Walt Disney. Sophie: It’s an escape from hard, stressful work days. It allows me to relax. Best, guilt-free food because of all the walking I do! The Cast Members The kindred spirits you meet. Mike: It’s all about the memories. The food, the location, the characters, the Cast Members. The rides Touching the heart strings This Day in Disney History for October 9: 1956: Walt Disney's Letter to the Future Disney Who’s Who Character Milo Thatch from Atlantis: The Lost Empire A little bit of Walt “I am not trying to be a teacher. I want to make stories to apply to a broad field, so that mother and father can understand the need and will help the child. If we can accomplish that, our work has been worthwhile.”-- Walt Disney  Coming Next Week: Top 3 things we like about Adventureland! Watch us on YouTube!
On the Road w/Mickey 188 – Our Top 5 Favorite Disney Songs!
02-10-2023
On the Road w/Mickey 188 – Our Top 5 Favorite Disney Songs!
Episode 188 - Our Top 5 Favorite Disney Songs! Our Top 5 Favorite Disney Songs! Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, that's Brenda, and he's Grogu, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 188 and today we're talking about Our Top 5 Favorite Disney Songs! With so many songs that have been produced over the years, what do you think we selected for our favorites? Let's find out! Here’s the rundown of what we talked about: Cheddar from the Big Cheese Mike: November 27, 2013; ten years ago this year, Frozen was released in theaters. I know that we took Sophie to see it way too much, but it is a great movie, and Disney is going to commemorate the 10th anniversary with ten weeks of surprises. One surprise I didn’t know was that Idina Menzel (Elsa), Kristen Bell (Anna), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), and Josh Gad (Olaf) were all honored as Disney Legends in 2022 for their work on the films. Sophie: Fans lined up at Universal Orlando Resort to pay tribute to Sir Michael Gambon, the actor who played Professor Dumbledore, on hearing of his passing at the age of 82. There was a special want raising at Hogwarts Castle. This was last done last year when Robbie Coltrane, also known as Hagrid, passed away. Rest In Peace, Sir Michael. Brenda: Annual Passholders are getting a sneak peek at the New Moana Journey of Water and Disney quickly realized they needed to put a virtual queue in place. Connect with us! Here’s how:  Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntheRoadwithMickey Instagram: On the Road with Mickey Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com Feature Topic: Our top 5 Disney Songs! One of the things I absolutely love about Disney is the music. In this week’s feature topic, we are going to try and share with you what our top five Disney songs are, as well as give a brief reason as to why. What are your favorite Disney songs? Let us know and we’ll share those answers with you next week! Mike: 5) A Whole New World - Aladdin 4) Touch the Sky - Brave 3) What Else Can I Do - Encanto 2) We Don’t Talk About Bruno - Encanto 1) Do You Wanna Build A Snowman - Frozen Sophie: 1) Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride - Lilo & Stitch 2) Steal the Show - Elemental 3) Friend Like Me - Aladdin (The Broadway Musical) 4) Snuff Out the Light - The Emperor's New Groove (aka. The Kingdom of the Sun | DELETED SONG) 5) Dig a Little Deeper - The Princess & the Frog Brenda: 1) You’ll be in my heart – Phil Collins – Tarzan 2) I see the Light – Tangled 3) When You Wish Upon a Star - Pinocchio and Wishes 4) There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow - The Sherman Brothers 5) Evermore – Beauty and the Beast This Day in Disney History for October 2: 1971: The Opening of the Liberty Square Riverboat Disney Who’s Who Character Michael “Goob” Yagoobian from Meet the Robinsons A little bit of Walt “A good concert, if you’re kind of relaxed, it can do something to you. It’s sort of an emotional break you get by listening to music.”-- Walt Disney  Coming Next Week: What keeps bringing us back to Disney? Watch us on YouTube!
On the Road w/Mickey 187 – Top 3 Things we like about Frontierland!
25-09-2023
On the Road w/Mickey 187 – Top 3 Things we like about Frontierland!
Episode 187 - Top 3 Things we like about Frontierland! Top 3 Things we like about Frontierland! Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, that's Brenda, and he's Grogu, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 187 and today we're talking about our Top 3 Things we like about Frontierland! With the changes we see going on in Frontierland, will there be three things we each like? Let's find out! Here’s the rundown of what we talked about: Cheddar from the Big Cheese Brenda: Have you heard the one about the bear? lol Mike: We’re going to talk about Bruno! He made his debut in the Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade at the Magic Kingdom! Sophie: Disney reported that over 300 animals were born at Walt Disney World this year. Connect with us! Here’s how:  Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntheRoadwithMickey Instagram: On the Road with Mickey Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com Feature Topic: Top 3 things we like about Frontierland! This week, we’re continuing our look at each of the lands of the Magic Kingdom and what our top three things we like in each land. This week, we’re looking at Frontierland! Brenda: 1) Walt Disney World Railroad 2) Tom Sawyer Island 3) Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Mike: 1) Big Thunder Mountain Railroad 2) Splash Mountain 3) Pecos Bill Sophie: 1) Walt Disney World Railroad 2) Tom Sawyer Island 3) Country Bear Jamboree This Day in Disney History for September 25: 1953: Marvin Davis completes the hub layout for Disneyland. Disney Who’s Who Character Mother Gothel from Tangled A little bit of Walt “Part of the Disney success is our ability to create a believable world of dreams that appeals to all age groups. The kind of entertainment we create is meant to appeal to every member of the family.” -- Walt Disney  Coming Next Week: Our top 5 Disney Songs! Watch us on YouTube!
On the Road w/Mickey 186 – 3-Night Dreamers Trip!
18-09-2023
On the Road w/Mickey 186 – 3-Night Dreamers Trip!
Episode 186 - 3-Night Dreamers Trip! 3-Night Dreamers Trip! Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, that's Brenda, and he's Grogu, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 186 and today we have a fun topic. We're each planning a 3-Night Dreamers Trip! Where are we each staying? What parks are we going to? What are we going to eat? Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and relax, and tell us in the comments below what your 3-Night Dreamers Trip would be! Here’s the rundown of what we talked about: Cheddar from the Big Cheese Sophie: Coming to theaters October 20th – the 30th Anniversary Release of The Nightmare Before Christmas! Get ready, Daddy, we need to see it! Brenda: So many updates! Journey of Water officially opens on October 16th; The Haunted Mansion Movie hits Disney+ on October 4th; The Hatbox Ghost comes to Walt Disney World at the end of November, and on and on and on! Mike: It looks like a lot of changes are coming to Walt Disney World. The one I think I am most not liking is that the Country Bear Jamboree is getting updated music and an updated act. Connect with us! Here’s how:  Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntheRoadwithMickey Instagram: On the Road with Mickey Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com Feature Topic: A 3-Night Dreamers Trip! This week, we’re letting our imaginations run wild! We’re taking a dreamer's trip to Walt Disney World to plan our own 3-night trips. Time is limited, but the budget is not, so let’s see where we each stay, where we play, where we eat, and so forth! Sophie: Pop Century – even with an unlimited budget! – 60s room by the Hippy Dippy Pool. Friday night - Disney Springs – no park this day. Fish n Chips and a dole whip dessert flight Saturday – Hollywood Studios – Rise of the Resistance, bringing light sabers and FA9. Smugglers Run. Toy Story Land, Tower of Terror, but first a hotdog, One Man’s Dream. Skyliner to CBR and then to Riviera. Le Petit Cafe, then head to Epcot for Food & Wine Festival Sunday – Animal Kingdom Monday – Magic Kingdom Brenda: Grand Villa at Disney’s Riviera Resort – 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 balconies, sleeps 12 people, right under Topolinos.  VIP Tour at 11AM – first day Magic Kingdom. Dinner at ‘Ohana, awesome cupcakes and popcorn and Diet Coke. Butch & Brenda Chef’s Table at Victoria & Alberts. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. First part of the day VIP Tour of Animal Kingdom. VIP Tour Guide to Hollywood Studios. Carrot Cake Cookie. Private Transport to Hoop Dee Doo Revue!  Breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace – VIP Tour of Epcot. Early dinner for Candlelight Processional at Via Napoli, 1st show with narrator Robert Downey, Jr. Mike: Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Magic Kingdom Day - no vip tour, Dinner at ‘Ohana w/ Aunt Brenda and her crew(?), park rides, ILL but no Genie+ Epcot - Land Pavilion, Seas Pavilion, Journey into Imagination, World Showcase Movies, Earl Gray Tea, Voices of Liberty/American Adventure, Cosmic Rewind Hollywood Studios – Build a lightsaber at Savis Workshop. Rise of the Resistance. Smugglers Run. Wookie Mode.  Animal Kingdom This Day in Disney History for September 18: 1928: Walt Disney's "Mickey Mouse" Trademark is granted. Disney Who’s Who Character John Darling from Peter Pan A little bit of Walt "Music has always had a prominent part in all our products, from the early cartoon days. So much so, in fact, that I cannot think of the pictorial story without thinking about the complementary music which will fulfill it.”-- Walt Disney  Coming Next Week: Top 3 things we like about Frontierland! Watch us on YouTube!
On the Road w/Mickey 185 – Our First Listener Questions Episode!
11-09-2023
On the Road w/Mickey 185 – Our First Listener Questions Episode!
Episode 185 - Our First Listener Questions Episode! Our First Listener Questions Episode! Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, that's Brenda, and he's Grogu, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 185 and today we have Our First Listener Questions Episode! We took your questions -- all 21 of them, thank you very much -- and gave our own unique answers to what you asked! Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and relax, and tell us in the comments below what you think! Here’s the rundown of what we talked about: Cheddar from the Big Cheese Mike: Candy, Candy, and more Candy! We had a great time at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! Sophie: Coming to Disney+ on September 13th – Elemental! Brenda: To be found at Disney Springs: The Minnie Witch Waffle Sundae. Cost: $8.99. Here’s what it is: “Minnie Witch Waffle Sundae is a Bubble Waffle filled with Chocolate Soft-Serve, Orange Sauce, Chocolate Cream Cookies, Candy Corn, and Chocolate Sticks.” Connect with us! Here’s how:  Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntheRoadwithMickey Instagram: On the Road with Mickey Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com Feature Topic: Our First Listener Questions Episode! We posted and you asked! Let’s get right into your questions for the show! Sheila: Have you ever been through a Hurricane Or Tornado while visiting? Cindy: Will all rides at Magic Kingdom be open during MNSSHP? Cindy: What are the Holiday events at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this Christmas season? Cindy: Who is the Back Stage Manager and the Silent Partner? Why does this person not want to be acknowledged? Laurie: What is for lunch? Laurie: Where are the best quail eggs? Laurie: What is the closest ride in Epcot? Cindy: When is the Animation Studio coming back to Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Stephanie: What is the next ride in the works? Kim: Is there really an underground world in Disney World?  Kim: If you only had one day, which park would you choose and why?  Kim: Does Mickey come to the parks every day? Stephanie: Would Walt be proud of all that’s been done? Laurie: Fit 2 Run has things to eat, name three. Laurie: Where can you get a vegan cheese burger? Laurie: How many people fit on the rafts legally? Laurie: Where can you find graves and/or headstones in WDW? Laurie: What are the best mocktails? Laurie: Where would you live at WDW if you could? Chandler: What is your favorite WDW restroom? Chandler: When you wake up in the morning, what is the first Disney-related thing you think of? This Day in Disney History for September 11: 1934: Ian Abercrombie is born in Essex, England Disney Who’s Who Character Sarabi from the Lion King A little bit of Walt “The first rule is: We create happiness. But the second is right behind it: Everyone picks up trash.”-- Walt Disney  Coming Next Week: Planning a 3 night stay at Walt Disney World – where you’ll stay, where you’ll eat, etc. Watch us on YouTube!
On the Road w/Mickey 184 – Top 3 things we like about Liberty Square!
04-09-2023
On the Road w/Mickey 184 – Top 3 things we like about Liberty Square!
Episode 184 - Top 3 things we like about Liberty Square! Top 3 things we like about Liberty Square! Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, that's Brenda, and he's Grogu, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 184 and today our feature topic is our Top 3 things we like about Liberty Square! This is a continuation of our periodic look at the lands of the Magic Kingdom to determine what our favorite things are in each land. Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and relax, and tell us in the comments below what you think! Here’s the rundown of what we talked about: Cheddar from the Big Cheese Brenda: NEW DATE: Due to Hurricane Idalia, the virtual grand reveal event for the Disney Treasure has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, September 5 at 11 a.m. ET. Sophie: Coming soon to Disneyland: A Haunted Mansion expansion! “The Haunted Mansion at the Disneyland Resort will receive eerie enhancements in 2024 with an expanded outdoor queue and new Madame Leota-themed retail shop at the attraction’s exit.” Connect with us! Here’s how:  Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntheRoadwithMickey Instagram: On the Road with Mickey Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com Feature Topic: Top 3 things we like about Liberty Square! In this episode, Brenda, Sophie, and Mike are continuing our series on the lands at the Magic Kingdom with a look at Liberty Square! Brenda: 1) It’s always Thanksgiving and Christmas (Liberty Tree Tavern and Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe) 2) Nutella Waffle at Sleepy Hollow 3) It’s the compilation of what Walt wanted to have at Disneyland. Sophie: 1) Haunted Mansion 2) Columbia Harbour House 3) The uniqueness of Liberty Square – it is totally unique to Walt Disney World. Mike: 1) Liberty Belle 2) Hall of Presidents 3) The Historical relevance of the buildings and unique historical moments in American history. Also, the Haunted Mansion. This Day in Disney History for September 4: 1918: Walt Disney survives bombing at the Federal Building in Chicago. Disney Who’s Who Character Cruella De Ville from 101 Dalmatians A little bit of Walt "That's what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again.” -- Walt Disney Watch us on YouTube!
On the Road w/Mickey 183 – Getting Ready for MNSSHP!
28-08-2023
On the Road w/Mickey 183 – Getting Ready for MNSSHP!
Episode 183 - Getting Ready for MNSSHP! Getting Ready for MNSSHP! Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, and he's Grogu, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 183 and today our feature topic is our Getting Ready for MNSSHP! Brenda is under the weather this week. Brenda, we hope you feel better soon! Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and relax, and tell us in the comments below what you think! Here’s the rundown of what we talked about: Cheddar from the Big Cheese Sophie:  Coming to Disneyland on September 7th: Tiana’s Place! Here’s a picture of the beignets you can get there and a description from our friends at the Disney Parks Blog: “Now onto the star of the show … No restaurant inspired by Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “The Princess and the Frog” could be complete without beignets, and at Tiana’s Palace, dessert is always first. But these delights aren’t your average beignets – oh, no. The House-filled Beignet features a delicious lemon icebox pie filling topped with lemon glaze for the perfect bite.”  Mike: Transportation news from the Disney Parks Blog: “Beep beep! This September, parking trams will return to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. With this update, trams will once again be available at all Walt Disney World theme parks.” Connect with us! Here’s how:  Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntheRoadwithMickey Instagram: On the Road with Mickey Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com Listener Feedback: We’ve got some feedback from our last two episodes! First, Favorites in Fantasyland: Pam H. chimed in with her favorites from Fantasyland. Here’s what she said: “My fantasyland favs are 1. it's a small world, 2. Peter Pan, and 3. just the look of fantasyland--the color scheme of the entire area! Last time I was there, we were behind the castle as Sophie was talking about and actually sat on a bench until fireworks time. You really have to turn back and forth to watch, but little to no crowd.” Then, we’ve got answers to our favorite Disney Princesses: Chrissy’s List: Belle, Jasmine, Anna, Merida, Ariel Chris: Belle,elsa, ariel, jasmine, anna Brenda said: “Mike and Sophie this is the photo of Snow and Aleyah I couldn’t find yesterday. I’ve seen a lot of “Snow Whites” at WDW but she was certainly the most beautiful and the best likeness in my opinion.” Pam M.: Merida, Belle, Ariel, Mulan, Anna Robin: “I’m still thinking…”, but then added her choices: Belle, Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Elsa. Sheila: Snow White, Merida, Tiana, Elsa and Cinderella.  Feature Topic: Gearing up for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! In this episode, Sophie and Mike are talking about what they are looking forward to in this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. We’ve also got some feedback from the Silent Partner and Sheila, too! Sophie: Most looking forward to the costumes! Trick and treating Neat rides expanded for Halloween. Castle Show with the Sanderson Sisters Mike: Boo to you Parade Trick and treating Space Mountain Halloween Fireworks Silent Partner: Ride the Haunted Mansion Sheila: “I want to do rides, trick o treat and see seven dwarfs at end of night” This Day in Disney History for August 28: 1989: Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog appear at Disney/MGM Studios and leave their handprints at the Great Movie Ride! Disney Who’s Who Character Flower from Bambi A little bit of Walt “When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.” -- Walt Disney  Coming Next Week: Top 3 things we like about Liberty Square! Watch us on YouTube!
On the Road w/Mickey 182 – Our Top 5 Favorite Disney Princesses!
21-08-2023
On the Road w/Mickey 182 – Our Top 5 Favorite Disney Princesses!
Episode 182 - Our Top 5 Favorite Disney Princesses! Our Top 5 Favorite Disney Princesses! Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, that's Brenda, and he's Grogu, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 182 and today our feature topic is our Our Top 5 Favorite Disney Princesses! Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and relax, and tell us in the comments below what you think! Here’s the rundown of what we talked about: Cheddar from the Big Cheese Mike: More information on Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana has been released. The most interesting thing to me is that there is both a wet and a dry path through the self-guided walkthrough attraction. So, if it’s 800 degrees like it has been, go take the wet path to cool off a little bit! Brenda: Disney Cruise Line is going to reveal the all new Disney Treasure – the 6th in the Disney Cruise Line fleet – on August 30th at 11AM Eastern time! Sophie: Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny is coming to Disney+ on August 29th. I’m not sure if you saw the movie or not, but we did, and Daddy, did you like it? In other news: Ahsoka premiers in 2 DAYS! Connect with us! Here’s how:  Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntheRoadwithMickey Instagram: On the Road with Mickey Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com Listener Feedback: Chris from Billy’s Closet of Magic left us some feedback on his top 3 things he likes in Fantasyland. Here’s what he said: “Number 1 the sword in the stone pull attempt..I wish I could make it lift out of the stone even once. Number 2 the philharmagic show. Number 3 the food places like Pinocchio restaurant and the Friar's Nook. You guys rock!!!” Feature Topic: Top 5 Favorite Disney Princesses! Mike: 5) Cinderella 4) Rapunzel 3) Belle 2) Snow White 1) Merida  Brenda: 5) Merida – for her feisty nature and individual spirit! 4) Mulan – fell in love with her during the live action. Selflessness, bravery. 3) Snow White 2) Cinderella 1) Belle Sophie: 5) Ariel – Curious nature, adventurous, boy crazy, the only Disney princess to have a child. 4) Mulan – Prefer her animated version; 1) the way the movie is stylized and 2) her fierce sense of what is right and wrong. 547 AD in the Northern Wei Dynasty 3) Kidagakash - Atlantis the Lost Empire, scholarly, curious, cares for her people - the OLDEST disney princess 2) Rapunzel - WAY MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU KNOW 1) Tiana This Day in Disney History for August 21: 1920: The Birth of Christopher Robin Milne Disney Who’s Who Character Hugo from the Hunchback of Notre Dame A little bit of Walt "I wanted to retain my individuality. I was afraid of being hampered by studio policies. I knew if someone else got control, I would be restrained.” -- Walt Disney  Coming Next Week: Gearing up for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! Watch us on YouTube!
On the Road w/Mickey 181 – Top 3 Things we like about Fantasyland!
14-08-2023
On the Road w/Mickey 181 – Top 3 Things we like about Fantasyland!
Episode 181 - Top 3 Things we like about Fantasyland! Top 3 Things we like about Fantasyland! Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, that's Brenda, and he's Grogu, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 181 and today our feature topic is our Top 3 Things we like about Fantasyland! Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and relax, and tell us in the comments below what you think! Here’s the rundown of what we talked about: Cheddar from the Big Cheese Sophie: Pixar’s film Elemental, which in my opinion is vastly underrated, has far exceeded what it was thought they would get, and has surpassed $400 million in sales globally. Have you seen the film? Mike: For my cheddar today, I’m taking us over to Universal Orlando Resort! Minion Land has now officially opened! This land is all Minions, all day, and is located at Universal Studios Florida! I can’t wait to check it out! Brenda: There are some delectable treats coming to the Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! In particular, the Black Velvet Whoopie Pie at the Liberty Square Market sounds really good. Here’s a picture! Connect with us! Here’s how:  Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntheRoadwithMickey Instagram: On the Road with Mickey Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com Listener Feedback: Pam had an addition for our most relaxing Disney Resorts to share. Here’s what she wrote: “Hey Mike. I've got an addition to the most relaxing resorts. The first dvc reservation we had was at Old Key West. That's the most relaxing place I've ever stayed (except for POFQ). We stayed in a 3 BR grand villa which was great. My entire family was there (2 sons, their wives, 5 grands and us). My oldest said that if you didn't know you were at Disney, you wouldn't know! It was so relaxing, away from the chaos, quiet, huge, peaceful, etc. We loved it. I only wish it was on the skyliner!” Feature Topic: Top 3 things we like about Fantasyland! This week, we’re picking back up in our look at our favorite things in the land at the Magic Kingdom. You may remember we talked about Tomorrowland on July 10th. Today, we’re doing the same thing, but we’re focusing on Fantasyland! Sophie: 1) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 2) “it’s a small world” 3) Fireworks Location from Fantasyland behind the Castle. Mike: 1) Fantasyland Station of the WDW Railroad 2) Peter Pan’s Flight 3) Mickey’s PhilharMagic Brenda: 1) Dumbo the Flying Elephant 2) Mad Hatters’ Tea Cups 3) Be Our Guest This Day in Disney History for August 14: 1765: Stamp Act Protest Disney Who’s Who Character Goosey Loosey from Chicken Little A little bit of Walt “I decided to see every problem as the opportunity to find a solution.” -- Walt Disney  Coming Next Week: Top 5 Favorite Disney Princesses! Watch us on YouTube!
On the Road w/Mickey 180 – Our Top 5 most relaxing Disney Resorts!
07-08-2023
On the Road w/Mickey 180 – Our Top 5 most relaxing Disney Resorts!
Episode 180 - Our Top 5 most relaxing Disney Resorts! Our Top 5 most relaxing Disney Resorts! Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, that's Brenda, and he's Grogu, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 180 and today our feature topic is Our Top 5 most relaxing Disney Resorts! Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and relax, and tell us in the comments below what you think! Here’s the rundown of what we talked about: Cheddar from the Big Cheese Brenda: Over at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, there are two locations that will be opening their doors once again to feed hungry patrons with mouthwatering delights. On July 27, Trail’s End Restaurant and Crockett’s Tavern reopened with refreshing new looks and delicious bites you are definitely going to want to try. Sophie: The first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is this Friday the 11th! We’ll be there on September 1st, but in the meantime, here are some highlights of things that you can enjoy at the party this year: Adventureland will be taken over by a spirited pirate band and their crew. Be sure to listen for their sea shanties while their shipmates roam the land sharing tales of their explorations at sea. Get ready for even more chances to “Stand Out” with Max Goof and his Powerline party pack at new pop-up parties throughout Magic Kingdom before this popular crew dances onto Main Street U.S.A. ahead of Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade. The Seven Dwarfs will be returning to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Even if you are a little bashful, stop by and say hello! They’ll be happy to see you. Mickey’s Boo-to-You Parade will be more villainous than ever, with favorite foes Ursula, Cruella de Vil, the Queen of Hearts and the newly announced Sanderson Sisters Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck and Clarabell joining the frightful finale. Mike: Lastly, in some sad Disney news, I heard while we were at Disney that Jim Korkis has passed away at the age of 72. Jim was a Disney expert who had written several books on Disney history. I never had the opportunity to meet him, but read many of his articles online and heard many interviews with him. He will be missed and our prayers go out to his family in their time of grief. Connect with us! Here’s how:  Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntheRoadwithMickey Instagram: On the Road with Mickey Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com Feature Topic: Our Top 5 most relaxing Disney Resorts! If you’ve been to Walt Disney World a few times or more, you’ve probably come up with an idea in your head at least of which resorts you like. This week, we’re taking a look at our top five most relaxing Disney Resorts! If you’ve never stayed at one of these resorts, this is great information on why you might want to consider doing so on your next trip! Brenda: 5) Port Orleans Riverside (Moderate) 4) Animal Kingdom Lodge (Deluxe) 3) Wilderness Lodge (Deluxe) 2) Boardwalk Inn (Deluxe) 1) Yacht Club (Deluxe) Sophie: 5) The Cabins at Fort Wilderness Campgrounds (Moderate) 4) Yacht Club Resort (Deluxe) 3) Caribbean Beach Resort (Moderate) 2) Pop Century (Value) 1) Riviera Resort (Deluxe) Mike: 5) Port Orleans French Quarter (Moderate) 4) Coronado Springs Resort (Moderate) 3) Kidani Village at Animal Kingdom Lodge (Deluxe Villa) 2) Yacht Club (Deluxe) 1) Grand Californian Hotel (Deluxe Villa) This Day in Disney History for August 7: 1861: The Birth of Robert Samuel Disney, Walt's Uncle. Disney Who’s Who Character Carl from Meet the Robinsons A Little Bit of Walt: “My big brother Roy was already in Los Angeles as a patient in the Veterans Hospital. When he got out, we had more in common than brotherly love. Both of us were unemployed … and neither could get a job.
On the Road w/Mickey 179 – Our Plan of Attack for our Weekend Getaway!
24-07-2023
On the Road w/Mickey 179 – Our Plan of Attack for our Weekend Getaway!
Episode 179 - Our Plan of Attack for our Weekend Getaway! Our Plan of Attack for our Weekend Getaway! Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, that's Brenda, and he's Grogu, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 179 and today our feature topic is Our Plan of Attack for our Weekend Getaway! Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and relax, and tell us in the comments below what you think! Here’s the rundown of what we talked about: Cheddar from the Big Cheese Mike: WDW Transportation news: Mears Connect and Sunshine Flyer have announced a merger to take effect on August 1st. Gone will be the “train” themed buses of Sunshine Flyer. Brenda: If you missed seeing Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 3 in the theaters (like Mike & Sophie), good news, you can see it on Disney+ starting on August 2nd! Sophie: Over at the Tri-Circle-D Ranch at Fort Wilderness, a new Shetland pony was born on July 10 at 4AM to mom Lady. With her beautiful white coat, one day she will help pull Cinderella’s coach for weddings! Here’s a picture of her. Connect with us! Here’s how:  Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntheRoadwithMickey Instagram: On the Road with Mickey Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com Feature Topic: Our Plan of Attack for our Weekend Getaway! Cindy, Sophie, and I will be taking Walt Disney World by storm for a long weekend in 4 days! We will be visiting the Magic Kingdom on Saturday and Epcot on Sunday. Here’s what we are hoping to take in while we are there! This Day in Disney History for July 24: 1964: Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln; 1966: New Orleans Square opening Disney Who’s Who Character Heihei from Moana A Little Bit of Walt: “Every man is captain of his career, and there must be cooperation all around if he is to get what he wants out of life. There is no better time to begin learning this lesson than when we are young, and I think there is no better means of teaching it than through sports programs as well organized and supervised as Little League baseball. Baseball is a great teacher of an important secret of living: the giving and taking in the group, the development of qualities and behavior that will stand us in good stead through life in pursuits both personal and professional.” -- Walt Disney Coming Next Week: Our Top 5 most relaxing Disney Resorts! Watch us on YouTube!
On the Road w/Mickey 178 – Gearing up for the Food & Wine Festival!
17-07-2023
On the Road w/Mickey 178 – Gearing up for the Food & Wine Festival!
Episode 177 - Top 3 Things we like about Tomorrowland! Gearing up for the Food & Wine Festival! Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, that's Brenda, and he's Grogu, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is episode 178 and today our feature topic is Gearing up for the Food & Wine Festival! Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and relax, and tell us in the comments below what you think! Here’s the rundown of what we talked about: Cheddar from the Big Cheese Sophie: We are fast approaching the premiere date of Ahsoka! August 23rd can’t get here soon enough, but in the meantime, here is the official trailer for the show, which will open with 2 episodes. Enjoy! Ahsoka | Official Trailer | Disney+ Mike: In Food & Wine news, over in Canada the famous BeaverTails are returning to Epcot for the first time in 15 years! Brenda: Two weeks ago we talked about how Mirabel is going to be going to the Fairytale Garden in the Magic Kingdom. Well, we have learned that Merida has moved to Liberty Square for her meet and greet in the Magic Kingdom! Connect with us! Here’s how:  Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntheRoadwithMickey Instagram: On the Road with Mickey Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com Listener Feedback: We asked, and you answered! The question was what are your top three things you like in Tomorrowland? Here’s what you said: John gave us his list: “Top three of Tomorrowland: 1.). People Mover and Carousel of Progress, great thing to take a rest on if starting to get tired. 2.). Tron and Space Mountain to get the juices going. 3.) Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin for fun.” Cindy has a great answer: “This may sound strange, but there is something about walking around Tomorrowland at night with the area music playing that I just love!” Bruce said: “As someone who attended the 1964-65 World’s Fair, the Carousel of Progress reminds me why I love WDW.” The Backstage Manager (Cindy) said: “Monster Inc Laugh Floor, Space Mountain, People Mover.” Stephanie said: “Astro Orbiter, People Mover and Buzz!” and “Shane’s top pick is Monsters inc!” Pam said: “Buzz, Carousel of Progress, and Monsters Inc Laugh Floor” Feature Topic: Gearing up for the Food & Wine Festival! For this week, we are each going to pick three of the kiosks for the Food & Wine Festival and tell you which ones we pick and what we would get from them. There’s no wrong answer here, so you can pick one food item, one drink item, one of each, multiple items, and on and on! https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/food-wine-marketplaces/ Sophie: The Alps Dark Chocolate Fondue w/ Berries, Pound Cake, and Meringues (plant based) Frozen Rosé China Crispy Duck Bao Bun w/ Hoisin Sauce (NEW) Pan-Fried Chicken Dumplings w/ house-made Sweet-n-Spicy Sauce Passion Fruit Bubble Tea ByeJoe Punch: Chinese BaiJiu Spirit, Pińa Colada Mix, Lychee Syrup and Sparkling Water Brazil Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread Ireland Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake w/ Irish cream Liqueur Custard Bunratty Mead Honey Wine Shimmering Sips by CORKCICLE Guava Cake w/ Whipped Cream and Coconut (plant based) Mimosa Flight Mike: The Alps Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Alpine Ham, Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette China Pan-Fried Chicken Dumplings w/ house-made Sweet-n-Spicy Sauce Japan Japan - Beef Wa-Gyu Don: Traditional Japanese Rice Bowl with American Wagyu Beef over Steamed White Rice (NEW) Brew-Wing at the Odyssey Either Garlic-Parmesan Wings or Orange-Cardamom Wings (NEW) Belgium Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream Flavors of America Freshly Baked Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing Brenda: Belgium Beer Braised Beef w/ smoked gouda mashed potatoes Belgian Waffle w/ warm chocolate ganache Japan