Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 17 - On Hiatus; Why Do I Love Walt Disney World?

Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 17 - On Hiatus; Why Do I Love Walt Disney World?

In this episode of Horizons, Cory makes an announcement regarding the future of the show. He also takes time to answer a question that many people have asked since launching the podcast. Why Walt Disney World? What is it about the place that makes it so important? We examine Cory's passion for all things Disney theme parks and say, "See Ya Real Soon". 

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Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 16 - NEWS: Rivers of Light, Pandora, Soarin’ Around the World, and more…

Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 16 - NEWS: Rivers of Light, Pandora, Soarin’ Around the World, and more…

With the hype surrounding Star Wars Land, which could still be years away from opening, many fans of the Disney theme parks have missed out on some major attractions and events that will be available in just a few months. In this episode of Horizons, Cory takes a break to examine some of the exciting news in each of the Walt Disney World parks: MagicBand technology reinvigorates classic attractions, Soarin' Around the World and Frozen Ever After breathe some much needed life into EPCOT, Star Wars continues to expand in the Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom becomes the center of all night life with Rivers of Light, Tree of Life projects and more!

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Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 15 - Featured Attraction: Peter Pan’s Flight

Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 15 - Featured Attraction: Peter Pan’s Flight

Operating since 1955, no attraction is more emblematic of the themes of Disneyland and Walt Disney World than Peter Pan's Flight. In this episode, we investigate the history of this beloved dark ride, from its conceptualization at WED to its most recent refurbishment in 2015. After all these years, Peter Pan's Flight still manages to convince us that we can fly. 

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Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 12 - A Virtual Tour of EPCOT’s Future World on Opening Day

Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 12 - A Virtual Tour of EPCOT’s Future World on Opening Day

Way back on Episode Two of Horizons, we took a time machine back to October 1, 1971 to visit Magic Kingdom on its opening day. This week, we push forward by eleven years to verbally and mentally explore EPCOT's Future World in its earliest moments. From Living with the Land to World of Motion, we meander through a very different park than we know today. Unzip your imagination and join us on our journey through Disney's version of the future. 

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Join us in two weeks for part two: World Showcase on Opening Day!

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Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 11 - Planning Your First Walt Disney World Vacation

Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 11 - Planning Your First Walt Disney World Vacation

For newcomers - or even those who haven't been in a while - planning a Walt Disney World vacation can be an overwhelming endeavor. With so many opinions on the "right" way to vacation in the Disney parks, it can be difficult to figure out what your path should be. Cory uses his years of experience and research to answer some of the most basic questions you'll need to get started and make the whole process a bit easier for you. Should you stay on property or off? How many days should you expect to spend in each park? What is the best way to travel? All of these questions and more are answered in this week's episode of Horizons. 

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Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 10 - Featured Attraction: Kilimanjaro Safari Part 2

Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 10 - Featured Attraction: Kilimanjaro Safari Part 2

In part two of our Featured Attraction segment on Animal Kingdom's Kilimanjaro Safaris, we take you on a virtual tour of the attraction, stopping to examine some of the most amazing animals on this trek. Whether you're a Walt Disney World veteran or first-timer, this episode will help bring this phenomenal zoological experience to life.  

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Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 9 - Featured Attraction: Kilimanjaro Safari Part I

Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 9 - Featured Attraction: Kilimanjaro Safari Part I

Horizons is back with a brand new season of Disney history and optimism! In the first episode of 2016, we examine the centerpiece of Disney's Animal Kingdom: The Kilimanjaro Safari and its mission of conservation and education. It took amazing leaps in innovation and creativity to create an immersive habitat where dozens of species could thrive. Cory relays the story of this wildlife attraction from its conception by Walt Disney to its inspiring and complex construction. 

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Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 8 - The Disney Parks That Never Were

Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 8 - The Disney Parks That Never Were

In this episode of Horizon, Cory examines the Disney theme parks that ended up on the drawing room floor, all of which were designed in such detail that you can almost imagine them. DisneySea: A tribute to the ecology of the oceans and aquatic life. Walt Disney's Riverfront Square: An indoor predecessor to many of the ideas that made the Magic Kingdom so popular. WestCot: A California version of EPCOT with a more thrilling version of the World Showcase. Disney's America: A celebration of United States culture and history, just outside of Washington DC. 

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 Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 7 - Fastpass+, Magic Bands and Technology in the Parks

Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 7 - Fastpass+, Magic Bands and Technology in the Parks

Technology has made it incredibly simple to plan the perfect Disney vacation and navigate the immensity of the parks while you are there. While the technology itself tends to make things easier, it can be a bit overwhelming for first timers. Cory invites Valerie back on the show to discuss all of the new technologies that will help to enhance your experience: Fastpass+, Magic Bands, and the My Disney Experience platform. 

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Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 6 - Fantasia in the Parks

Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 6 - Fantasia in the Parks

After witnessing Fantasia for the first time on the big screen, Cory was inspired to investigate where elements from this classic Disney film can be found within the parks. We also look into some fresh-off-the-presses Walt Disney World news and read our first community e-mail!

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Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 4 - A History of Downtown Disney

Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 4 - A History of Downtown Disney

With the officially opening of Disney Springs this week, we thought it would be interesting to take a look back at Downtown Disney: from it's origins as the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village in 1975 to the adult-centered fun of the Adventurer's club to it's grand re-theming over the last few years. We also break down all of the new fun that's to be had in Disney Springs, including Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar, Morimoto Asia, and lots, lots more... 

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Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 3 - Top 5 Magic Kingdom Attractions with Valerie Stine

Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 3 - Top 5 Magic Kingdom Attractions with Valerie Stine

Last week, we took the audience on an audio tour of Magic Kingdom on its opening day. To complement the fantasy and fun of that journey, Cory has invited his sister Valerie, the to discuss their Top 5 favorite Magic Kingdom Attractions. Will your favorite attraction make the list?

Are you new to WDW and looking for some guidance? All of that and more is contained in this weeks Horizons podcast. 

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Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 2 - A Tour of Magic Kingdom’s Opening Day

Horizons: Walt Disney World Podcast - Ep. 2 - A Tour of Magic Kingdom’s Opening Day

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to have explored the Magic Kingdom on it's opening day? On this episode of Horizons, Cory takes you on a tour of that fateful first day. We start in the resorts, take a monorail back in time, and explore the Vacation Kingdom of the World in its infancy. 

Community Question of the Week: What attraction or sight do you think would have had the biggest impact on you if you had been able to attend the opening day of Magic Kingdom? 

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