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A podcast that delves into the rich history, awesome stories, and fascinating details behind your favorite Disneyland Attractions.

The Backside Of Water - A Disneyland History Podcast The Back Side Of Water Podcast

    • History
    • 4.8 • 445 Ratings

A podcast that delves into the rich history, awesome stories, and fascinating details behind your favorite Disneyland Attractions.

    Space Mountain

    Space Mountain

    Join Freddy Martin and Alex Stewart as they climb to the highest heights and explore the deepest depths of one of the most popular mountains in the Disney range, Space Mountain. This episode is an utter monster of an episode and there is most assuredly a pile of information you've never heard before about this Disneyland (And Disney Parks in general) fan-favorite attraction. So, keep your hands, arms, feet, and legs inside the podcast at all times, and blast off with us on this very special episode of the Backside of Water!Check Out Our Other Podcast: Did You Know DisneyFollow Us On Instagram: @the_backside_of_waterJoin Our Facebook Group: The Backside of WaterCredits:Directed By: Freddy MartinWritten By: Freddy Martin & Alex StewartDialogue Edited By: Freddy MartinSound Design and Editing By: Freddy Martin

    • 1 hr 40 min
    It's A Wonderful Show - A BSOW Holiday Special

    It's A Wonderful Show - A BSOW Holiday Special

    It's that time of year again. Tinsel and garland cover every inch of Main St. USA, holiday cheer fills the hearts of young and old, and Alex Stewart finds himself faced with the consequences of an ill-advised wish. Will the wrongs be righted before it's too late? Cozy up with a cup of cocoa and anyone you love to share the holiday season with for this very special holiday episode of The Back Side of Water! From all of us, a very blessed and happy holiday season!Show Social AccountsThe Back Side Of Water/Did You Know Disney InstagramThe Back Side of Water/Did You Know Disney FacebookFreddy Martin's InstagramAnnie Ruygt's InstagramOther Shows Part of the BSOW Network®Did You Know Disney PodcastThe Smuggler's Dispatch PodcastStarring:Freddy MartinAlex StewartProduction CreditsWritten By: Alex StewartProduced By: Alex StewartDirected By: Alex StewartMixed By: Alex Stewart

    • 19 min
    We Digress...

    We Digress...

    We have spent the entirety of this show following the format of each episode covering a land or attraction. And barring some holiday shenanigans and some SEA adventures, we've been extremely loyal to that format. But this episode is intended to break that mold. Annie has some big news that we need to share before we blast off and explore the outer reaches of Space Mountain, so we figured we'd take this opportunity to ditch the script and have a Disneyland centered conversation about family, memories, and legacies amongst great friends. We're so pleased with how this episode turned out and we hope you enjoy this little detour that we've taken on our way to exploring the LAST mountain of our grand circle tour. Please Stand clear of the doors!Show Social AccountsThe Back Side Of Water/Did You Know Disney InstagramThe Back Side of Water/Did You Know Disney FacebookFreddy Martin's InstagramAnnie Ruygt's InstagramOther Shows Part of the BSOW Network®Did You Know Disney PodcastThe Smuggler's Dispatch PodcastHosted By:Alex StewartFreddy MartinAnnie RuygtProduction CreditsWritten By: Alex StewartProduced By: Alex StewartDirected By: Alex StewartMixed By: Alex Stewart

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Tomorrowland Expo Center (AKA The Carousel of Progress, America Sings, and Innovations)

    The Tomorrowland Expo Center (AKA The Carousel of Progress, America Sings, and Innovations)

    Progress! A word that has come to mean a great many things, but for the theater nestled inside the walls of Tomorrowland, Progress means a constantly changing, growing, and evolving series of attractions housed in the same building! Join us on this immense episode where we uncover every single detail available about the history of this area. From the origins of the Carousel of Progress to the demise of Innoventions, you will learn everything there is to learn about this exciting space in Tomorrowland. Enjoy!Check Out Our Other Podcast: Did You Know DisneyFollow Us On Instagram: @the_backside_of_waterJoin Our Facebook Group: The Backside of WaterCredits:Directed By: Alex StewartWritten By: Freddy Martin & Alex StewartDialogue Edited By: Daniel Martin & Alex StewartSound Design and Editing By: Alex Stewart & Daniel Martin

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Autopia

    Autopia

    What does one do when they question their love for a classic Disney attraction? Why, they go on a roadtrip exploring the history of humanity's obsession with roads and travel! On this very beefy episode of The Backside of Water, Annie Ruygt, Freddy Martin, and Alex Stewart explore the rich history behind Disney favorite roadway, Autopia. Enjoy! Check Out Our Other Podcast: Did You Know DisneyFollow Us On Instagram: @the_backside_of_waterJoin Our Facebook Group: The Backside of WaterCredits:Directed By: Alex StewartWritten By: Alex Stewart, Freddy Martin, And Annie RuygtDialogue Edited By: Daniel MartinSound Design and Editing By: Alex Stewart

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Beatlesland

    Beatlesland

    The BSOW crew finds themselves facing the music after entering into a strange portal in the middle of Tomorrowland, where they discover one of the strangest pieces of Disneyland history that they've discovered thus far! The Beatles nearly took over Disneyland!? What does that even mean? And what does Dick Clark have to do with all of this!? Find out on our newest, and most bizarre, episode of the Backside of Water!A very special thank-you to one of our hosts, Freddy Martin for breaking this truly insane piece of Disney history! If you want to dive even deeper down the rabbit hole, read the Freddy's in-depth article and watch the entire video of Dick Clark pitching Michael Eisner on a total Beatles overlay at Disneyland by following this link: FreddyMartin.net/Beatlesland. A very special thank-you also goes to Daniel Martin for editing, mixing, and sound design on this episode! It sounds awesome because HE'S awesome!!Finally, a HUMONGOUS team of creators has pitched in to celebrate Dick Clark's wild Beatles vision by creating their own absolutely stunning works of art. You can find all of this art by searching the hashtag #beatlesland on social media!Get Even More Backside of Water Content Every Month: https://www.patreon.com/bsownetworkFollow Us On Instagram: @the_backside_of_waterJoin Our Facebook Group: The Backside of WaterCredits:Directed By: Freddy MartinWritten By: Freddy MartinDialogue Edited By: Daniel MartinMixed and Edited By: Daniel Martin

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
445 Ratings

445 Ratings

NukeMech ,

Great Start of 2023 with Episode 2023

Freddy and Alex did a great job researching and presenting everything you care to know about the Disney Space Mountains in the US and the worldwide variants. As an engineer, I especially appreciated the technical aspects (please don’t hold back!)

Great job!

ahskaTno ,

Re awakened love for Disney

I’ve always been a Disney fan, but finding this podcast yesterday and binging a handful of episodes reminded me just how much I love Disney. The hosts are incredible and at work I find myself trying to stifle my laughter so that no one thinks I’m crazy (I listen with AirPods and laughing out loud could be creepy).

andysweet84 ,

Disney nostalgia

Love this podcast and these amazing propels! There passion, wit and knowledge is amazing and fills my Disneyland need!! Thank you for all you do!

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