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Discover the history and the magic of the Disney Parks, Disney Studios, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and beyond. Learn more at imaginationskyway.com. Imagination Skyway is not affiliated or endorsed by Walt Disney Imagineering or the Walt Disney Company.

Imagination Skyway Matthew Krul

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 786 Ratings

Discover the history and the magic of the Disney Parks, Disney Studios, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and beyond. Learn more at imaginationskyway.com. Imagination Skyway is not affiliated or endorsed by Walt Disney Imagineering or the Walt Disney Company.

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge | Jambo House | Kidani Village

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge | Jambo House | Kidani Village

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge offers Walt Disney World guests the enchantment of an African reserve lodge in Central Florida, with sweeping savanna views where over 30 species of African animals roam, table-service African cuisine (Sanaa, Boma, and Jiko) and quick-service offerings (The Mara), shopping, and some of the best pools on Disney property. Jambo House and Kidani Village also include Disney Vacation Club studios and villas, as well as one of the largest collections of African art outside of Africa.
     
    In this episode, we discuss everything you need to know about staying at this deluxe-level resort, share reasons why you might want to stay here, and offer suggestions about how to decide between Jambo House and Kidani Village.
     
    To plan a trip, be sure to work with KMV Travel.


     
    Which Disney resort should we discuss next? Tag me and join the conversation below.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    1900 Park Fare Dining Review | Disney's Grand Floridian

    1900 Park Fare Dining Review | Disney's Grand Floridian

    1900 Park Fare recently reopened at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and I returned with my family to enjoy the new experience. While some elements of this Walt Disney World restaurant remain the same (Big Bertha as a centerpiece and the return of the famous strawberry soup), the venue takes on a new theme of "wish fulfillment" and some new characters to help guests cast their wishes, including Tiana (in her Tiana's Bayou Adventure attire), Cinderella, Snow White, Mirabel, and Aladdin (as Prince Ali). 
     
    In this episode, enjoy our live dining review at 1900 Park Fare, where we discuss the food, chat about the theme and atmosphere, and converse with some favorite Disney characters.


     
    What do you love most about 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa? Tag me and join the conversation below.

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    • 36 min
    EPCOT: Reflections on an Updated Park

    EPCOT: Reflections on an Updated Park

    EPCOT is just about to complete a multiyear transformation, concluding on June 10 as the final walls of World Celebration come down to reveal CommuniCore Hall and CommuniCore Plaza. With the addition of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Journey of Water Inspired by Moana, Connections Cafe, Connections Eatery, Creations Shop, Remy's Ratatouille Adventure, the Walt Disney "Walt The Dreamer" statue, and a revitalized World Celebration at the center of the front of the park, EPCOT looks transformed from a decade ago and continues to evolve from its opening day.
     
    In this episode, we chat live from World Celebration to reflect on EPCOT as it has been transformed from its early days to today, discussing our earliest memories from the 1980s and 1990s, our recent memories from the 2000s, and our thoughts on the 2024 experience at the park.


     
    What are your thoughts about EPCOT's transformation? Tag me and join the conversation below.

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    • 46 min
    Disney's Hollywood Studios | 35th Anniversary | Stories and Details

    Disney's Hollywood Studios | 35th Anniversary | Stories and Details

    Disney's Hollywood Studios turns 35 at Walt Disney World this May, opening as Disney-MGM Studios in 1989. Over its 35-year history, the park has undergone a large evolution, so extensive that its five opening day attractions (including the Great Movie Ride and Backlot Studio Tour) are all no longer a part of the park. Nevertheless, this is a park that Disney fans of all ages adore, and it's full of interesting history and incredible Imagineering details worth discussing.
     
    In this episode, I'm joined by Tim Moore from WDW Magazine to discuss some of our favorite Imagineering stories and personal anecdotes about Disney's Hollywood Studios.
     
    Plus, sure to take advantage of a special promo code just for listeners. Promo code SKYWAY gets you 15% off the shop at wdwmagazine.com. (Although I am a writer/contributor to WDW Magazine, this promo code is not a part of any sponsorship deal, nor did WDW Magazine sponsor this episode. This is simply a great offer I was able to get for listeners of the show!)


     
    What is your favorite story from Disney's Hollywood Studios, past or present? Tag me and join the conversation below.

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Disney Budget Advice | D23 Predictions | Listener Questions

    Disney Budget Advice | D23 Predictions | Listener Questions

    This listener question-and-answer (Q&A) episode tackles the following many Disney-related questions, including but not limited to:
    Do you think the Avengers E-Ticket at Disneyland could be a roller coaster instead of a dark ride?
    I’m going on a solo trip in October… any tips to not feeling weird about it?
    What’s one restaurant recommendation you would give for each park?
    Do you have a favorite Disney Vacation Club Resort? If so, which one?
    What are your predictions for this year's D23 The Ultimate Disney Fan Event?
    In this episode, I answer questions with Kelly Craig from KMV Travel. Be sure to check out her website and Social Media profiles.


     
    What are your predictions for D23 The Ultimate Disney Fan Event this year? Tag me and join the conversation below.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    EPCOT Flower and Garden | Disney Food Blog

    EPCOT Flower and Garden | Disney Food Blog

    The EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival blooms at Walt Disney World every spring, and this year's festival includes many fresh new offerings. With over 20 outdoor kitchens featuring hundreds of food and drink options, dozens of character topiaries and gardens, two scavenger hunts, limited-time merchandise, and the Garden Rocks Concert Series, there's a lot to discover at this annual festival.
     
    In this two-part episode, I chat with AJ from Disney Food Blog about this year's festival. We discuss some of the highlights of this EPCOT event, share recommendations for how to make the most of Flower and Garden, and recap our favorite experiences. Be sure to also check out the DFB Festival Guide.


     
    What is your favorite EPCOT festival? Tag me and join the conversation below.

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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
786 Ratings

786 Ratings

BillyGarrigan ,

Professional - Factual - Positive- Fun!

I have bounced around to many Disney podcasts, with an emphasis on Disney history. To date, this is the Podcast is can say checks all the boxes! I would like to highlight the professionalism and the positivity that is evident in every single episode. I’m grateful for the work that goes into this podcast. I’m excited to hear more and learn more about the listener support options as well! Thank you for the quality listening. You’re doing a terrific job! 😁👏🏻

JKayy22 ,

Favorite Podcast!

I must admit I am picky when it comes to podcasts, and this one is easily my favorite. Matthew does a great job keeping his listeners entertained. He also, most importantly, shares information, stories, and facts I have not heard before. I find myself frequently sending episodes to family. My only wish is that there were more! highly recommend

appletomatocelery ,

Wow!!

I have been following Matt’s instagram account for years now but have never been into podcasts. This week I was missing Disney more than usually and decided why not listen to an episode. I’ve listened to four in the past two days. I’m hooked!!!! This podcast truly has such a unique perspective and I am learning so much. Matt is extremely knowledgeable, I am so impressed!! Definitely worth a listen.

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