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Imagineer Podcast Matthew Krul

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 680 Ratings

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

    D23 Expo 2022 Recap (Part 1): Expo Strategies and Advice

    D23 Expo 2022 Recap (Part 1): Expo Strategies and Advice

    D23 Expo 2022 presented new and updated information about the Disney Parks and Resorts ("Boundless Future" showcase presented by Walt Disney Imagineering), Marvel, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Disney Branded Entertainment, and so much more. The expo also included exhibits (including the Walt Disney Imagineering Wonderful World of Dreams exhibit and Walt Disney Archives 100th Anniversary exhibit, among many others), sneak peaks, panels, and beyond.

    In this two-part podcast episode, we'll discuss our strategies and advice for someone looking to attend any D23 Expo in the future (Part 1). We also highlight some of our favorite moments from this year's event (Part 2). Remember you can also become a D23 member on the official D23 Website.

    What were your takeaways from D23 Expo 2022? What advice would you offer to anyone looking to attend a D23 event in the future? 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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    • 44 min
    Baby’s First Disney Trip (Part 2)

    Baby’s First Disney Trip (Part 2)

    This summer, we had the opportunity to bring our 7-month-old daughter to Walt Disney World for the first time. Traveling by plane and spending a week at Disney, we learned a lot about how to navigate the parks with an infant, toddler, or young child. From planning to packing, choosing a stroller, arranging transportation, feedings and more, we discuss how to best plan a trip to Disney with a baby. This two-part episode includes tips, strategies, travel gear, and more.

    References from the Episode:

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    WDW Park Planners: work with a concierge vacation planner to create a personalized Disney itinerary for you and your family.
    Magical Park Tours: hire an in-person guide to help your family navigate the parks and mitigate crowds.

    What additional strategies would you recommend for traveling to Disney with an infant? 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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    Packing List:

    Diaper bag
    Blanket for laying out
    White noise machine for room
    Sleep sacks
    Sunscreen
    Hats
    Plastic bags 
    Umbrellas 
    Stroller fan
    Baby carriers
    Baby wipes
    Extra clothes 
    Diapers
    Vaseline 
    Baby shampoo
    Swim diapers
    Spit up blankets
    Bibs
    Baby spoons
    Rattle/Stroller toy
    Pacifiers with clothes hooks
    Baby Advil
    Autograph book


    Enjoy the show!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Baby’s First Disney Trip (Part 1)

    Baby’s First Disney Trip (Part 1)

    This summer, we had the opportunity to bring our 7-month-old daughter to Walt Disney World for the first time. Traveling by plane and spending a week at Disney, we learned a lot about how to navigate the parks with an infant, toddler, or young child. From planning to packing, choosing a stroller, arranging transportation, feedings and more, we discuss how to best plan a trip to Disney with a baby. This two-part episode includes tips, strategies, travel gear, and more.

    References from the Episode:

    Kingdom Strollers (affiliate link):
    https://www.kingdomstrollers.com/?ref=matthewkrul


    JLS Transportation: https://jlstransportation.com 
    Sunveno Hip Carrier (Amazon Affiliate): https://amzn.to/3Q4nBgb 
    Packing List (see bottom of episode description)

    Travel Sponsors and Partners:

    Magical Park Vacations: plan a trip to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani, or any other Disney (or Universal) destination. These services are complimentary.
    WDW Park Planners: work with a concierge vacation planner to create a personalized Disney itinerary for you and your family.
    Magical Park Tours: hire an in-person guide to help your family navigate the parks and mitigate crowds.

    What additional strategies would you recommend for traveling to Disney with an infant? 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:

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/imagineerpodcast
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/ImagineerPodcast
    Facebook Group (ImagiNation): https://www.facebook.com/groups/imagineerpodcast/
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ImagineerPodcast
    TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@imagineerpodcast 
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/ImagineerNews
    Email: matt@imagineerpodcast.com 

    Get Bonus Content

    If you want to take your love of Imagineer Podcast to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more. 

    How to Support the Show

    Share the podcast with your friends
    Rate and review on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-imagineerpodcasts-podcast/id1244558092
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    Purchase merchandise - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/imagineer-podcast?ref_id=8929


    Packing List:

    Diaper bag
    Blanket for laying out
    White noise machine for room
    Sleep sacks
    Sunscreen
    Hats
    Plastic bags 
    Umbrellas 
    Stroller fan
    Baby carriers
    Baby wipes
    Extra clothes 
    Diapers
    Vaseline 
    Baby shampoo
    Swim diapers
    Spit up blankets
    Bibs
    Baby spoons
    Rattle/Stroller toy
    Pacifiers with clothes hooks
    Baby Advil
    Autograph book


    Enjoy the show!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Soarin’ (Disney California Adventure, EPCOT, Shanghai Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea)

    Soarin’ (Disney California Adventure, EPCOT, Shanghai Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea)

    Soarin' Over California opened at Disney California Adventure in 2001 and was added to EPCOT a few years later in 2005. The attraction was later refurbished to Soarin' Around the World and added to Shanghai Disneyland as Soaring Over The Horizon. In 2019 the attraction was then added to Tokyo DisneySea as Soaring Fantastic Flight. The attraction has a rich history as the modern benchmark for a theater-based simulator at the Disney Parks. Soarin' remains a Disney fan favorite and has now delighted millions of guests around the world for over 20 years.

    In this podcast episode, we discuss the history of Soarin', including its various ride versions, locations, music, and Imagineering, along with some fun facts, details, and audio recordings of the attraction.

    What do you love most about Soarin'? 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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    Magical Park Tours: hire an in-person guide to help your family navigate the parks and mitigate crowds.

    Get Bonus Content

    If you want to take your love of Imagineer Podcast to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more. 

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    It’s Tough To Be A Bug (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)

    It’s Tough To Be A Bug (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)

    It's Tough To Be A Bug opened at Disney's Animal Kingdom in 1998 and Disney California Adventure in 2001 (closed in 2018), both on the parks' respective opening dates. This 4D show pays homage to the Disney-Pixar film A Bug's Life while sharing the importance of insects and bugs throughout the world. Located inside The Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom, this attraction features some frightening moments for some guests but is otherwise a family-friendly attraction at Walt Disney World.

    In this podcast episode, we discuss the history of It's Tough To Be A Bug, along with some fun facts, details, and audio recordings of the attraction.

    What do you love most about It's Tough To Be A Bug? 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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    WDW Park Planners: work with a concierge vacation planner to create a personalized Disney itinerary for you and your family.
    Magical Park Tours: hire an in-person guide to help your family navigate the parks and mitigate crowds.

    Get Bonus Content

    If you want to take your love of Imagineer Podcast to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more. 

    How to Support the Show

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    Enjoy the show!

    • 53 min
    Music of Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Part 2)

    Music of Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Part 2)

    Disney Parks are filled with thousands of hours of music. From area music loops to attraction soundtracks, Disney's Imagineers infuse a tremendous amount of work creating and selecting music and sounds that best fit every corner of the resort. Disney's Hollywood Studios (formerly Disney-MGM Studios) is no exception. Disney's Imagineers worked tireless to select the best music for each distinct area of the park as they attempted to evoke the appropriate mood and setting for each location.

    In this two-part podcast episode, we offer a deep-dive discussion of the music at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Part 1 offers insights about the park as a whole, the entrance, Hollywood Boulevard, Echo Lake, Commissary Lane, and Grand Avenue. In part 2, we return to discuss Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Toy Story Land, Animation Courtyard, and Sunset Boulevard.

    Which music loop is your favorite from the areas of Disney's Hollywood Studios we discussed in this episode? 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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    Sponsors and Partners:

    Magical Park Vacations: plan a trip to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani, or any other Disney (or Universal) destination. These services are complimentary.
    WDW Park Planners: work with a concierge vacation planner to create a personalized Disney itinerary for you and your family.
    Magical Park Tours: hire an in-person guide to help your family navigate the parks and mitigate crowds.

    Get Bonus Content

    If you want to take your love of Imagineer Podcast to the next level and help support the show, definitely consider joining us on Patreon for virtual events, bonus content and episodes, exclusive access to our private Passholder communities and more. 

    How to Support the Show

    Share the podcast with your friends
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    Enjoy the show!

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

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680 Ratings

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