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On the Road with Mickey #79 – Our Favorite Disney Backstories

July 19, 2021
Our Favorite Disney BackstoriesSeason 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!”

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  • 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

  • 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, Part 1
  • Sponsorship

As always, thank you for listening. We are having a lot of fun talking Disney, and I’m glad you are enjoying it as well! Remember, you can reach us in many ways — by email to info@ontheroadwithmickey.com. You can also talk to us on our Facebook Page, On the Road with Mickey or in our On the Road with Mickey Group. Feel free to join us! Have a great week, and we’ll be back to talk with you again next week!