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Imagineer Podcast Matthew Krul

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9, 343 Ratings

Welcome to the Imagineer Podcast, a show dedicated to all things Disney. Stay connected with us on Social Media @ImagineerPodcast and at www.ImagineerPodcast.com.

    Imagineer Podcast - Episode 77 - Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout

    Imagineer Podcast - Episode 77 - Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout

    Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout opened at Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in May 2017. While many thought the new attraction would be a simple retheming of Tower of Terror, which had lived at the park since 2004, Joe Rohde and his team of Walt Disney Imagineers thought about the new experience on a much deeper level, creating a ride that most Anaheim locals and even vacationing guests feel is an even greater experience than the park's version of Tower of Terror. As it turns out, the attraction would also be a proving ground for Avengers Campus, which would be announced for the park just a couple years later.
    In this episode, we'll discuss the history of Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout and the Tower of Terror that it replaced. I'll also share a binaural audio recording of the full ride experience.
    Where does Mission Breakout rank on your list of favorite attractions at Disney California Adventure? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Imagineer Tours: Main Street USA [Free Version] - Part 1

    Imagineer Tours: Main Street USA [Free Version] - Part 1

    [Part 1 of 3]: This two-hour tour of Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World (Orlando, Florida) includes in-depth analysis and history of this historic land at Disney. In this entertaining and informative tour, we discuss the history of Walt Disney World and the Magic Kingdom, the design of Main Street USA, hidden details you might not have noticed in the parks, and the stories of the people who helped develop the parks.
    Imagineer Tours is a premium podcast series that can be enjoyed as a walking tour in the park or streamed virtually at home or on the go. You can stream this episode for free with advertisements, or you can stream a premium, ad-free version for a one-time fee at ImagineerTours.com.
    Matthew Krul, the writer and narrator of this series, is the founder and host of Imagineer Podcast and a lifelong Disney historian. Matt is also a former Cast Member of The Walt Disney Company who has spent thousands of hours exploring the Disney Parks and Resorts.
    Important Disclaimers:
    Imagineer Tours is not affiliated with The Walt Disney Company or any of its subsidiaries.
    Park admission is not included in the cost of this tour.
    Products and experiences mentioned are not included in the cost of this tour.
    Attractions are subject to availability. Available attractions, park hours, and experiences can be found at the official Walt Disney World website (https://disneyworld.disney.go.com).
    Park features and attractions are subject to change.
    All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.
    Questions should be sent to imagineerpodcast@gmail.com.
    Tour Credits:
    Producer: Matthew Krul
    Narrator: Matthew Krul
    Writer: Matthew Krul
    References:
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    “Pope, Owen.” D23, d23.com/a-to-z/pope-owen/.
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    “About.” Lee Cockerell, www.leecockerell.com/about/.
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    “Mary Blair.” D23, d

    • 45 min
    Imagineer Adventures: Pirates of the Caribbean

    Imagineer Adventures: Pirates of the Caribbean

    In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.
    In today's episode, we'll journey to both the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland to experience each of their versions of Pirates of the Caribbean.
    What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:
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    • 34 min
    Imagineer Podcast - Episode 76 - Marvel This or That: Heroes and Villains

    Imagineer Podcast - Episode 76 - Marvel This or That: Heroes and Villains

    We're continuing our "Marvel-ous May" series with a Marvel This or That episode double-header! On one side of the bracket, we'll place various Marvel heroes into one-on-one face-offs, including Spider-Man, Ant Man, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Rocket and more. On the other side of the bracket, we'll place Marvel villains into a similar competition, including Dormammu, Hela, Ronan, Killmonger, and more. We'll then decide between the winning hero and villain who would win in an ultimate Marvel showdown. Honorable spectators of this competition include Captain America, Iron Man, and Thanos.
    Who would you select as the winning Marvel hero and winning Marvel villain from our brackets, and which of those two characters would you think would then win in a face-off? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:
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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Imagineer Adventures: Up A Great Bird Adventure

    Imagineer Adventures: Up A Great Bird Adventure

    In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.
    In today's episode, we'll journey to Disney's Animal Kingdom to experience Up! A Great Bird Adventure.
    What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:
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    • 31 min
    Imagineer Adventures: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

    Imagineer Adventures: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

    In light of the Disney Parks temporarily closing this spring, I have created a spin-off series to provide you with a daily dose of Disney Magic. Unlike our regular Imagineer Podcast episodes, this series focuses exclusively on binaural audio, helping to transport you back to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. These spin-off episodes are only temporary and will be discontinued and archived once the parks reopen. Be sure to tune in to our regularly scheduled Imagineer Podcast episodes for deeper discussions and analysis of all things Disney.
    In today's episode, we'll journey to the Magic Kingdom to experience Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
    What's your favorite Disney attraction? Send me your feedback via email or through direct or public message at any of the following and [with your permission] I'll include your message in a future show:
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
343 Ratings

343 Ratings

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The Best Disney Podcast Ever

If you’re looking for a podcast with extraordinary detail and a fun way to learn the ins and outs of the Disney Parks, this is it! Matthew does such a wonderful job presenting, and there is so much information and attention to detail. This is the absolute best podcast for the modern day parks!

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Top Production Quality and Research

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