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63 minutes | May 18, 2021
Episode 17: Interview with Imagineer, Jim Shull
This episode I have a sit down with former WDI Executive Creative Director, Jim Shull, whose 30+ years with the Walt Disney Company has brought us such wonders as Disneyland Paris, Rock & Roller Coaster, and so many more. This was an absolutely awesome episode to record.
44 minutes | Dec 24, 2020
Episode 16: Working at the Theme Parks During Christmas
In this episode I talk about what it's like to to work at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida over the holidays. Spoiler alert! It's awesome.
94 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
Episode 15: AJ LoCascio is Back! Talking A Lot About...
In this episode AJ and I spend some coronavirus quarantine time talking about the issue of today, Galaxy's Edge, and The Rocketeer.
48 minutes | Jun 2, 2019
Episode 14: Part 2 of My Life As a Tapestry of Nations Drummer at EPCOT
The long awaited return of WDW Tales is here with part 2 of my days as a Millennium Drummer in EPCOT's Tapestry of Nations parade. In this episode, hear excerpts of what I heard in my headphones while on the parade route, the short lived opening drum solo, my favorite parts of the parade, and some unused narrations.
107 minutes | Jun 22, 2018
Episode 13: AJ Locascio (Voltron & Back to the Future: The Game) Interview
In this episode, famed voice actor, AJ Locascio, Prince Lotor of Netflix's popular Voltron series and Marty McFly from Telltale Games' Back to the Future, joins me as we wax philosophic about Walt Disney World, the Great Movie Ride, Disney voice actors and more.
35 minutes | Mar 12, 2018
BONUS EPISODE: We Cast Members Notice Guests Who Do Bad Things. Don't Be That Guest.
An unreleased episode from the vault that discusses all the things guests do to annoy cast members, whether the guests realize it or not. Are you guilty of any of these infractions?
95 minutes | Aug 24, 2017
Episode 12: The Cast of The Great Movie Ride Unites To Celebrate Its Glory
To celebrate the closing of The Great Movie Ride, I and some incredibly dear fellow Movie Rider friends, sit around the fire and discuss the old days. We talk about the College Program, tell stories of our Movie Ride days, and relive the celebrations surrounding the closing of The Great Movie Ride on August 13, 2017. Starring: Justin Stone, Matt Bishop, Jen Sampson, Susan Bryan and Tamara Stanfill.
35 minutes | Jul 24, 2017
Episode 11: Changes Coming to Walt Disney World (My Thoughts on D23)
This episode brings you my thoughts on the news coming out of the Parks & Resorts panel at the 2017 D23 Expo. I give a perspective on Star Wars Land, Pixar, Mickey Mouse, Transportation and all the other news.
40 minutes | May 21, 2017
Episode 10: My Life As A Tapestry of Nations Drummer (Part 1)
Ever wondered what it's like to be a perfomer at Walt Disney World? In this episode I tell you about my days as an opening cast drummer for Tapestry of Nations parade at Epcot. We discuss the audition process, rehearsal and even the big day.
44 minutes | Nov 21, 2016
Episode 9: 2016 Wine & Dine Half Marathon Recap
In this episode, I take to you to one of my favorite race weekends, the Wine & Dine Half Marathon at Walt Disney World. This year saw a different weekend entirely. New races, new courses and new up sell opportunities. I also talk about the Beach Club, the Studios and toilet paper?
52 minutes | Oct 31, 2016
Episode 8: The Great Movie Ride
This episode takes you to my home from when I'm away from home. From '96-'02, The Great Movie Ride was where I learned to spiel, shoot a gun and have the time of my life. Many more GMR episodes to come, but make sure to check out this one to set it all up!
43 minutes | Oct 24, 2016
Episode 7: Haunted Mansion Walkthrough
In this episode, I celebrate the Halloween season by taking you on some secrets of Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion I learned when taking a cast member's walking tour of the attraction. Some of the chapters in this episode deal with possibly the original story of Master Gracey, backstage secrets and some background on the effects. Check out WDW Tales on Instagram for some backstage pics of me and my friends messing around in the show scenes. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
40 minutes | Oct 17, 2016
Episode 6: Disney MGM Studios
In this episode, I relive the awesomeness that was the Disney MGM Studios. This glimpse into my favorite park really set the stage for the mainstay of my Walt Disney World career. While not specific to The Great Movie Ride, those stories are on deck, only needing a setup to why I loved the Studios so much.
34 minutes | Oct 3, 2016
Episode 5: Happy Birthday Walt Disney World! Let's Talk Family Trips
As Walt Disney World celebrates its 45th anniversary, I look back at the crazy experiences I would enjoy with my family on our family trips to the Vacation Kingdom. Whether, it was getting stuck in strollers, being ditched for Space Mountain, or fleeing from the rainstorm of seagull poop, every story was memorable. Hope you enjoy!
38 minutes | Sep 27, 2016
Episode 4: HISTA & Backstage at Spaceship Earth
This episode I conclude Part 1 of Journey into Imagination by talking about Honey, I Shrunk the Audience. I also give you a brief sense of my Learning About EPCOT class, and I get a pretty sweet look at the backstage areas of Spaceship Earth. Concluding with a hazardous walk in between the show building and Spaceship's iconic silver triangles.
32 minutes | Sep 25, 2016
Episode 3: Moving to EPCOT and Journeying into a Land of Imagination (Part 1)
In this episode I say goodbye to the warm and soothing sounds of Adventureland Merchandise and make my way to EPCOT Attractions at Journey Into Imagination. I quickly find out this is much more fun than standing in front of a register all day. Plus, you know, Robin Williams. This story is for the ages. A two-parter with Part Two coming soon.
21 minutes | Sep 25, 2016
Episode 1: Welcome to Walt Disney World! How Would You Like to Sell Some Shells?
In the debut episode of WDW Tales, I go back to where it all began, the Magic Kingdom. In this episode we'll talk about the "Disney Way," Utilidors and hawking some sweet Adventureland merchandise. Little did I know, this would start an amazing eight year adventure at the Vacation Kingdom. CORRECTION: In this episode I mistakingly mention Disneyland has Utilidors, but in actuality I meant to say Disney World.
26 minutes | Sep 24, 2016
Episode 2: The Magic Kingdom's Underground & Making Guests' Day...By Terrifying Them
In this episode, we talk a little more about the secret labyrinth that lies beneath the Magic Kingdom. Also, I become an inaugural Magic Kingdom SuperGreeter and take some guests on a harrowing experience on Space Mountain. This wouldn't be my last time super greeting the guests, but that's for another day.
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