Magic Time by Monorail News: A Walt Disney World and Disneyland Podcast

Magic Time by Monorail News: A Walt Disney World and Disneyland Podcast

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Every week a group of your favorite authors and Disney experts from Monorail News get together and discuss everything Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and everything else Disney.
It's magic time!
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Walt Goes to War: Disney During WWII
Join expert Disney historian Jim Korkis and your host, Gray Houser, as they discuss life at the Disney Studio during WWII. Buy Jim's latest book, "Disney Never Lands: Things Disney Never Built" here. Remember to visit MonorailNews.com for all your Disney Parks news!
1:12:00
August 17, 2019
Our Best Episode Yet -- Descendants 3 Review
This week Gray is joined by Val of the Disney podcast "Bored and Sassy" to review Disney Channel's "Descendants 3." It might just be our best episode yet!
1:12:01
August 10, 2019
Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Worse
Gray Houser is going it alone this week, after taking a month long hiatus, for what might possibly be his worst episode yet. Plus Descendants 3 Hot Takes.
20:11
August 3, 2019
Delayed Real Time Reporting
It got real there at the end. Gray and Taylor discuss the news and learn about another earthquake.
42:21
July 6, 2019
Emotional Whirlwind
And no, we. don't mean the ride; well, we kinda mean the ride. Just listen! But seriously, Gray and Taylor discuss all things Disney Parks including the recent... scandal.... Gabby Murillo GoFundMe
34:52
June 30, 2019
Our Worst Episode Yet
Tune in to hear our worst episode yet... no really, we're serious. 
31:18
June 16, 2019
Cruising Thru Hyperspace
Join Gray Houser as he discusses Galaxy's Edge and other Disney Parks news.
16:37
June 8, 2019
Making Magic with Rob Plays
Gray Houser is joined by Rob from Rob Plays on YouTube to discuss making Disney history content for YouTube. Give us feedback with Anchor Voice Messages or by calling ‪(407) 494-4729‬. Follow Monorail News on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
41:50
June 1, 2019
Bring On The Monsters with Kristin Stokes
Demigods Unite! This week we have Kristin Stokes AKA Annabeth Chase from "The Lightning Thief Musical" on the show! She goes in depth and gives us a peek behind the scenes of the show and of the professional theater world.
46:12
May 18, 2019
Debunking Disney Myths with Top Disney Historian Jim Korkis
Jim Korkis again joins Monorail News editor Gray Houser to debunk common myths and academic misconceptions that surround Walt Disney and Disneyland. Don't forget to follow @monorailnews on Twitter to stay up to date with everything Disney Parks. Buy Jim's latest book "The Unofficial Walt Disney World 1971 Companion: Stories of How the World Began" on Amazon here.
1:15:26
May 10, 2019
Ugly Fonts
This week Gray Houser and Taylor Thomas discuss all things fonts, or is it Disney? We can't remember. Seriously, though, Gray and Taylor discuss Phantom Manor, new fireworks, sold out cupcakes, and more!
41:22
May 4, 2019
Dust to Dust
In this episode, Gray Houser is joined by Haakon Colwell to discuss Avengers: Endgame, please note: this episode contains spoilers in Segment 2.
27:37
April 26, 2019
Monorail News Express: Avengers: Endgame First Thoughts
Hey! I just wanted to put out a quick, non professionally recorded clip about Endgame. Recorded in the theatre lobby at 1 AM.
01:19
April 26, 2019
The Briefing
Listen to this weeks The Briefing ahead of our Saturday show with Kristin Stokes, from The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. This week we focus on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Reservation news.
03:21
April 24, 2019
The Briefing
Gray Houser briefs you on all the Disney Parks this week, in a perfect format for your Alexa Morning Briefing!
07:17
April 20, 2019
The Lightning Thief Edition
Join Taylor Thomas and Gray Houser as they discuss their recent viewing of the Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical and the Disney Parks news of the week!
53:06
April 14, 2019
LOOSE ICE!
Join Monorail News editor Gray Houser as he recaps the news of the past week!
16:14
April 6, 2019
Our Most Sincere Apologies
We want to apologize for the lack of an episode this week. We have something really special for you next week!
00:49
March 30, 2019
Discovering Discoveryland with Disney Imagineer Tim Delaney
This week Gray Houser is joined by Disney Imagineer Tim Delaney to discuss his work on Epcot, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, and more! Tim Delaney was an imagineer at Disney for over 30 years and we greatly appreciate him generously giving us some of his time. If you'd like to see more of these interviews, please go on iTunes and rate and review the show, it really helps new listeners find the show! If you want to see the document Gray and Tim referenced that's full of Tim's work, you can find it here: http://www.timjdelaney.com/tim-delaney-work.pdf.
1:28:56
March 23, 2019
TONGA TOAST!
Join Gray Houser and Taylor Thomas as tries Tonga Toast and more during her trip recap. Also Gray and Taylor discuss hidden gems at Animal Kingdom, Early Morning Magic Hours revelations, and more!
1:03:17
March 16, 2019
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Opening Date Announced
Gray's going solo on this week's shorter than usual Monorail News Weekly podcast.
18:16
March 8, 2019
Dispelling Malicious Myths About Walt Disney with Jim Korkis
Top Disney historical Jim Korkis joins Monorail News editor Gray Houser to dispel some of the most notorious and in some cases, the most malicious myths and rumors that surround Walt Disney.  Don't forget to follow @monorailnews on Twitter to stay up to date with everything Disney Parks. You can find Gray Houser on Twitter and Instagram. You can buy Jim's books on Amazon and Theme Park Press.
1:17:32
March 3, 2019
Special Report: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Gray Houser and Taylor Thomas discuss all of the news surrounding Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge that has come out over the last 24 hours. Please excuse the lackluster audio as this episode had to be recorded quickly using cell phones rather than our typical microphones and fancy editing software.
55:16
March 2, 2019
Behind The Scenes of “The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head”
Gray Houser goes behind the scenes of “The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head” the awesome indie film filmed at Walt Disney World without the knowledge or permission of The Walt Disney Company. Gray Houser and Ben Lancaster, the film's writer and director, dive deep into the filming of the movie as well as Disney Twitter, crowdfunding, cameos, and more.
40:17
February 22, 2019
Just a Little Bit Longer to Wait...
We’ve got some awesome content coming up in the next couple of weeks get all the details in this micro episode of Monorail News Weekly podcast.
00:59
February 16, 2019
He Did WHAT?!?!
Join Gray Houser and Taylor Thomas as they journey into the magical worlds of IDs with APs, People jumping off of moving rollercoasters, and more!
50:07
February 9, 2019
BONUS: A Conversation with Disney planning EXPERT Christine, AKA Ivywinter
Every week a group of your favorite authors and hosts from Monorail News get together and discuss everything Disney and Disney Parks. This is your chance to get inside the magic. 
23:37
February 6, 2019
It’s a quickie!
Taylor is out this week so join Gray Houser for a brief news briefing! Our regular content will resume next week!Join Gray Houser and Taylor Thomas every Saturday as they delve into the Wonderful World of Disney and visit monorailnews.com for breaking Disney Parks News.Gray HouserTwitter: @grayhouserInstagram: @grayhouserTaylor Thomas:Twitter: @taylorethomas
04:33
February 2, 2019
Maleficent Loves Long Lines
Join Gray Houser and Taylor Thomas as they dive into the Wonderful World of Disney. Featuring such riveting topics as, immersion in Disney Parks, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Green Team vs. Orange Team, and more. Join Gray Houser and Taylor Thomas every Saturday as they delve into the Wonderful World of Disney and visit monorailnews.com for breaking Disney Parks News. Gray Houser Twitter: @grayhouser Instagram: @grayhouser Taylor Thomas: Twitter: @taylorethomas
49:30
January 26, 2019
BONUS: Battle Escape is how long?!?
Join Gray Houser and Taylor Thomas as they dive into the Wonderful World of Disney. Featuring such riveting topics as, immersion in Disney Parks, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Green Team vs. Orange Team, and more.Join Gray Houser and Taylor Thomas every Saturday as they delve into the Wonderful World of Disney and visit monorailnews.com for breaking Disney Parks News.Gray HouserTwitter: @grayhouserInstagram: @grayhouserTaylor Thomas:Twitter: @taylorethomas
48:57
January 22, 2019
Spider-Man: Into The Disney-Verse
Join Gray Houser and special guest John Owen Upshaw as they go Into The Spider-Verse. No, but really, they go to see Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and talk about it. Other topics discussed include non-IP based attractions, immersion in Disney Parks, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Disney's upcoming Marvel themed lands, and Red Dead Redemption 2.Join Gray Houser and usually Taylor Thomas every Saturday as they delve into the Wonderful World of Disney and visit monorailnews.com for breaking Disney Parks News.Gray HouserTwitter: @grayhouserInstagram: @grayhouserJohn Owen Upshaw:Twitter: @joupshaw21Instagram: @joupshaw
43:13
January 19, 2019
Pilot
Welcome to Monorail News Weekly! Join Gray Houser and Taylor Thomas every week as they discuss everything Disney Parks!This is our first episode so please, please give us feedback on everything, from the quality of the audio to segment ideas and questions. You can contact us here.Stay up to date on all the news at monorailnews.com!
44:23
January 12, 2019
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