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On the Road with Mickey Mike Ellis

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We're On the Road with Mickey, your source for travel fun! Come buckle up with us as we explore Disney, Universal, and local and regional destinations on our weekly podcast! We're going to have fun, so come join us and see where our next destination will take us!

    Season 2, Episode 29 - Our Favorite Disney Backstories

    Season 2, Episode 29 - Our Favorite Disney Backstories

    Season 2, Episode 29 - Our Favorite Disney Backstories







    Our Favorite Disney Backstories







    Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, and that's Brenda, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is Season 2, Episode 29 for July 19, 2021, and our feature topic today is Our Favorite Disney Backstories. For today's pod, we're taking a look at our favorite backstories -- you know, what makes a ride a Disney ride.. Here's our rundown of what we talked about:















    * Cheddar from the Big Cheese* Brenda: Disney has recently released information about the Holidays at Walt Disney World! Starting November 8th on select nights will be the Disney Very Merriest After Hours party. This is the replacement for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Sunset Seasons Greetings is also returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios (YAY!) and Santa will be bringing some North Pole cheer to a motorcade down Hollywood Boulevard. Also, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will have festive seasonal decor and festive Disney character flotillas sailing down  Discovery River to the sounds of joyful songs of the season. There will also be a holiday edition of Tree of Life Awakenings. * Mike: Another Holiday event that will be coming is the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, from November 26 - December 30. No word yet on whether or not the Candlelight Processional will be part of the Festival.* Sophie: One other item for the Holidays this year, regarding the Disney Resorts. From the Disney Parks Blog: “Our Disney Resort hotels will be decked for the holidays, with iconic trees and other seasonal touches. And a guest favorite will return this year, as select gingerbread displays will once again be part of our holiday season!”* Connect with us! Here’s how: * Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com* Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com* YouTube: On the Road with Mickey (Don't forget to subscribe, like the videos, and comment!)* Instagram: On the Road with Mickey* Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com* Phone Voicemail: 919-799-8390* Feature Topic: Our Favorite Disney Backstories* When it comes to Disney, what makes a ride a Disney ride is the backstory. This list is of our favorite Disney backstories that we really enjoy.* Sophie’s Choices* The Jungle Cruise* Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros* Haunted Mansion* Expedition Everest* Splash Mountain* Brenda’s Choices* Tower of Terror* Big Thunder Mountain Railroad* Prince Charming Regal Carrousel* Tom Sawyer Island* It’s A Small World* Mike’s Choices* Disneyland Railroad* Kali River Rapids* Carousel of Progress* Pirates of the Caribbean (WDW Version)* Walt Disney World Railroad* This Day in Disney History for July 19* The Nine Old Men and Ub Iwerks inducted as Disney Legends!* Disney Who’s Who Character* Alice from Alice in Wonderland* A little bit of Walt* “I believe firmly in the efficacy of religion, in its powerful influence on a person’s whole life. It helps immeasurably to meet the storms and stress of life and keep you attuned to the Divine inspiration. Without inspiration, we would perish.” - Walt Disney* Coming next week: The Super Six,

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Season 2, Episode 28 - Our Favorite Disney Pre-Shows

    Season 2, Episode 28 - Our Favorite Disney Pre-Shows

    Season 2, Episode 28 - Our Favorite Disney Pre-Shows







    Our Favorite Disney Pre-Shows







    Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, and that's Brenda, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is Season 2, Episode 28 for July 12, 2021, and our feature topic today is Our Favorite Disney Pre-Shows. For today's pod, we're taking a look at our favorite pre-shows -- the show before the show, if you will. Here's our rundown of what we talked about:















    * Cheddar from the Big Cheese* Sophie: The other day, the big crane that was being used over in the construction for the Tron Lightcycle Run was removed! Hopefully, that means that some of the track for the WDW Railroad is close to being reinstalled and the railroad reopened? Fingers crossed!* Brenda: Mickey’s PhilharMagic is getting an addition! A special scene from the Disney and Pixar movie Coco is being added to the show! It will start at Disney’s California Adventure and Disneyland Paris on July 17, and will be added to the Magic Kingdom Park during the 50th Anniversary Celebration!* Mike: A couple of weeks ago, we posted a poll in the Group. The question was “Which is your favorite Loungefly?” There were 11 selections to choose from, and the winner of the poll was Lady and the Tramp! To finish up the topic, Sophie was given the choice to pick her own Loungefly for a birthday present. Here’s the one she picked.* Connect with us! Here’s how: * Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com* Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com* YouTube: On the Road with Mickey (Don't forget to subscribe, like the videos, and comment!)* Instagram: On the Road with Mickey* Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com* Phone Voicemail: 919-799-8390* Feature Topic: Our Favorite Disney Pre-Shows* Those special attractions that have a pre-show opening that we really enjoy* Brenda’s Choices* 5) Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway* 4) The Rockin’ Rollercoaster!* 3) Rise of the Resistance* 2) Haunted Mansion* 1) Tower of Terror* Sophie’s Choices* 5) Haunted Mansion* 4) Soarin’!* 3) Mission Space* 2) Flight of Passage* 1) Rise of the Resistance* Mike’s Choices* 5) The Enchanted Tiki Room* 4) The Rockin’ Rollercoaster!* 3) MuppetVision 3D* 2) Haunted Mansion* 1) Tower of Terror* This Day in Disney History for July 12* The birth of Raleigh, NC native Jeff Galloway!* Disney Who’s Who Character* Kuzco from the Emperor’s New Groove* A little bit of Walt* “By nature I’m an experimenter. To this day, I don’t believe in sequels. I can’t follow popular cycles. I have to move on to new things. So with the success of Mickey, I was determined to diversify.” -Walt Disney* Coming next week: Our favorite Disney Backstories* Sponsorship* On the Road with Mickey is sponsored by Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis and Tech Solutions NC.

    • 52 min
    Season 2, Episode 27 - Red, White, & Disney

    Season 2, Episode 27 - Red, White, & Disney

    Season 2, Episode 27 - Red, White, & Disney







    Red, White, & Disney







    Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, and that's Brenda, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is Season 2, Episode 27 for July 5, 2021, and our feature topic today is Red, White, & Disney.Today we are taking a look at all the ways that Disney shows it's patriotic spirit. Here's our rundown of what we talked about:















    * Cheddar from the Big Cheese* Brenda: Disney released a sneak peek of the newly reimagined rooms at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. These incredibly Incredibles-themed rooms are so beautiful. I love them!* Sophie: Say hello to the new Masai giraffe calf, born at Animal Kingdom on June 10! He was a big boy, over six feet tall and over 183 pounds!* Mike: Lost in the shuffle just a little bit with all the new changes that are coming to Walt Disney World (as we reported last week), we didn’t mention that on June 17th, it was official: All of the Disney Parks around the world were reopened for the first time in 17 months!* Connect with us! Here’s how: * Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com* Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com* YouTube: On the Road with Mickey (Don't forget to subscribe, like the videos, and comment!)* Instagram: On the Road with Mickey* Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com* Phone Voicemail: 919-799-8390* Feature Topic: Red, White, & Disney* All the ways that Disney goes above and beyond when it comes to showing their Patriotic Spirit* Flag raising and lowering ceremonies* Hall of Presidents and Liberty Square* American Adventure Pavilion* Voices of Liberty* Sam Eagle and the Regal Eagle Restaurant* Main Street, U.S.A.* Carousel of Progress* Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln at Disneyland* July 3rd and 4th Fireworks at Epcot and Magic Kingdom* MuppetVision 3D* Mission:SPACE* Liberty Square Riverboat* Tom Sawyer Island* Sailing Ship Columbia* WDW Railroad and Disneyland Railroad* Shades of Green Military resort and Military tickets* Training videos during WW2* Walt Disney’s WW2 propaganda cartoons* Walt’s involvement with the American Ambulance Corps (part of the Red Cross)* American foods of WDW* This Day in Disney History for July 5* The launch of the Mickey Mouse Club!* Disney Who’s Who Character* Dodger from Oliver & Company* A little bit of Walt* "Actually, if you could see close in my eyes, the American flag is waving in both of them and up my spine is glowing this red, white, and blue stripe.” ~ Walt Disney* Coming next week: Our favorite Disney Pre-Shows* Sponsorship* On the Road with Mickey is sponsored by Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis and Tech Solutions NC.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Season 2, Episode 26 - Our Favorite Disney Weenies

    Season 2, Episode 26 - Our Favorite Disney Weenies

    Season 2, Episode 26 - Our Favorite Disney Weenies







    Our Favorite Disney Weenies







    Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, and that's Brenda, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is Season 2, Episode 26 for June 28, 2021, and our feature topic today is Our Favorite Disney Weenies. Today we are taking a look what Disney Weenies are (spoiler alert, we're talking about the iconic Disney buildings), and which ones are our favorites throughout the parks. Here's our rundown of what we talked about:















    * Cheddar from the Big Cheese* Brenda: October 1, 2021 -- two new nighttime spectaculars are premiering at Walt Disney World! At the Magic Kingdom “Disney Enchanted” will premiere on October 1st, and at Epcot, “Harmonious” will premiere!* Sophie: Also coming to Epcot on October 1st: Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure!* Mike: ALSO coming to Walt Disney World on October 1st -- Disney KiteTails will be coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park! Elaborate, three-dimensional kites of Simba, Zazu, King Louie, Baloo, and more take flight above the Discovery River Amphitheater and soar to the beat of beloved Disney songs.* Sophie: Also coming to Walt Disney World as part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” -- the “Disney Fab 50” -- 50 special golden character sculptures that will be placed throughout the four theme parks. They will make their debut on October 1.* Connect with us! Here’s how: * Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com* Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com* YouTube: On the Road with Mickey (Don't forget to subscribe, like the videos, and comment!)* Instagram: On the Road with Mickey* Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com* Phone Voicemail: 919-799-8390* Feature Topic: Our Favorite Disney Weenies* What is a Disney Weenie?* Walt had a poodle named Duchess Disney (also known as DeeDee) that he got after Sunnee passed away. DeeDee was very much Walt’s poodle, and she would follow him everywhere. When he would come home from work, Walt would take two hot dogs -- called Weenies by Walt -- and eat one and give one to DeeDee. What Walt noticed was how she would follow exactly where the weenie was moved. Walt took that memory and told it to the WED designers for Disneyland that he wanted to lead the Guests to move to certain areas of the park, and the concept of Disney Weenies was born.* Sophie’s Favorite Disney Weenies* EPCOT’s Fountain of Nations* Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle at Christmas at night* The Grand Floridian Resort* Brenda’s Favorite Disney Weenies* Hollywood Studio’s Tower of Terror* The Contemporary Resort Monorail track* Animal Kingdom’s Hallelujah Mountains* Mike’s Favorite Disney Weenies* American Adventure Pavilion* Animal Kingdom’s Expedition Everest* Magic Kingdom’s Space Mountain* This Day in Disney History for June 28* Walt Disney writes to all of the staff, inviting them to the opening of Disneyland on July 17, 1955.* Disney Who’s Who Character* Lightning McQueen from Cars* Walt Disney Quote* “The important thing is the family. If you can keep the family together- and that’s the backbone of our whole business,

    • 37 min
    Season 2, Episode 25 - Disney Legends

    Season 2, Episode 25 - Disney Legends

    Season 2, Episode 25 - Disney Legends







    Disney Legends







    Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, and that's Brenda, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is Season 2, Episode 25 for June 21, 2021, and our feature topic today is Disney Legends.Today we are taking a look at the Disney Legends program. We've each picked a Disney Legend to showcase and talk about. Here's our rundown of what we talked about:















    * Cheddar from the Big Cheese* Sophie: Coming July 7th -- Monsters at Work! Taking place the day after Monsters, Inc., the story is what happens after Mike & Sulley determine that laughter is ten times better than screams for power.* Brenda: We spoke, and Disney listened! Fueled by all of the feedback about how upset everyone was on how ‘Ohana was getting rid of the noodles, Disney has changed their mind -- and the noodles are back on the menu!* Mike: Disney has announced five new dates for the Boo Bash. The dates are:* Sunday, September 5, 2021* Sunday, September 12, 2021* Sunday, September 19, 2021* Sunday, October 10, 2021* Sunday, October 17, 2021* Tickets for this new set of dates went on sale on June 15th.* Sophie: This is NOT a rumor! Disney announced that Fireworks will be back at the Disney Parks starting July 1st at Walt Disney World and July 4th at Disneyland!* Mike: On a personal note, this is the 75th Episode of On the Road with Mickey! Sophie and I would like to thank you all for joining us since day one, and a heartfelt thank you also goes out to Brenda for taking a leap and getting in on the action! A special shout out goes to my client Diana who emailed me and asked if I ever thought of starting a podcast, and another shout out goes to Sheila and Jagan for their suggestions on how to improve the end product. Lastly, Sophie and I want to give it up for Cindy/Mommy. She is more than the driving force behind On the Road with Mickey (and the one who came up with the tagline “Cheddar from the Big Cheese”), she is the glue that binds us together, and Sophie and I would be lost without her.* Connect with us! Here’s how: * Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com* Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com* YouTube: On the Road with Mickey (Don't forget to subscribe, like the videos, and comment!)* Instagram: On the Road with Mickey* Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com* Phone Voicemail: 919-799-8390* Feature Topic: Disney Legends* Mike’s Submission:* Fred MacMurray, inducted into the Legends in 1987* Sophie’s Legend:* Ub Iwerks, inducted into the Legends in 1989* Brenda’s Legend:* Julie Andrews, inducted into the Legends in 1991* This Day in Disney History for June 21* A list of films that were released today!* The Parent Trap (1961)* Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)* The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)* Lilo and Stitch (2002)* Wall-E (2008)* Monsters University (2013)* Toy Story 4 (2019)* Disney Who’s Who Character* Dude Crush from Finding Nemo* Walt Disney Quote* “Courage is the main quality of leadership, in my opinion, no matter where it is exercised. Usually it implies some risk — especially in new undertakings. Courage to initiate something and to keep it going, pioneering and adventurous spirit to blaze new ways, often, in our land of opportunity.

    • 47 min
    Season 2, Episode 24 - Brenda's WDW Recap!

    Season 2, Episode 24 - Brenda's WDW Recap!

    Season 2, Episode 24 - Brenda's WDW Recap!







    Brenda's WDW Recap!







    Hey everyone, I'm Mike, she's Sophie, and that's Brenda, and we're On the Road with Mickey! This is Season 2, Episode 24 for June 14, 2021, and our feature topic today is Brenda's WDW Recap! Today we are hearing all about Brenda's trip, along with comparisons between how things were for her last trip as opposed to this trip! So, if you have a trip planned, this may be full of great information for you! Grab a drink, relax, and join us as we talk about all the things that we came up with! Here's our rundown of what we talked about:















    * Cheddar from the Big Cheese* Sophie: ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is re-opening July 9; booking available June 10!* Brenda: ‘Ohana reopening is good -- changing the menu like they did...not so much.* Mike: There was an accident on the Skyliner on June 8th -- no injuries and all is good now from what I’m reading.* Connect with us! Here’s how: * Facebook: https://facebook.ontheroadwithmickey.com* Facebook Group: https://facebookgroup.ontheroadwithmickey.com* YouTube: On the Road with Mickey (Don't forget to subscribe, like the videos, and comment!)* Instagram: On the Road with Mickey* Email: info@ontheroadwithmickey.com* Phone Voicemail: 919-799-8390* Feature Topic: Brenda's WDW Recap!* Listener Questions:* Jennifer asks: “Are the parks doing the service where you purchase items and they are able to send to your resort without you having to carry the items around yet?”* Diana asks: “Are the lines longer with increased capacity- like back to normal long?”* This Day in Disney History for June 14* Three major attractions open at Disneyland.* Also, on June 9: Happy Birthday Donald Duck! Donald makes his debut on this day in 1934 in the Disney Silly Symphony short “The Wise Little Hen”* Disney Who’s Who Character: * Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty* Walt Disney Quote* “You’ll be a poorer person all your life if you don’t know some of the great stories and great poems.” ~ Walt Disney* Coming Next Week: A Look at Disney Legends* Sponsorship* On the Road with Mickey is sponsored by Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis and Tech Solutions NC.

    • 1 hr 5 min

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