Behind The Magic Podcast – Season 2

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Behind The Magic Podcast

Have you had a chance to listen to Behind The Magic podcast yet? This “snack credit” of podcasts is a unique 15-minute daily Disney podcast hosted by Zeek, Rachel, Tim, and me. Every day Monday through Friday you can join us for entertaining Disney discussions, guests, games, and more. Tim will keep you up-to-date on Disney news with his daily “Mouse News Minute” segment and I dish on all of the latest Disney gossip with my weekly “Mouse Whispers” segment. And of course, Zeek and Rachel will be surprising you each and every day with all of their fabulous Disney insider knowledge!

We hope you enjoy our show!

Season 2 – Episode 66 – Season 2 Finale – August 31, 2015


We reflect on season two with season 3 gearing up to start tomorrow!

Season 2 – Episode 65 – Behind Your Arrival – August 28, 2015


Our final episode of the Behind Your Trip run. We have had so much fun with Tim Brooks!

Season 2 – Episode 64 – Behind Animal Kingdom Shows – August 27, 2015


On this episode from our Behind The Fastpass series, we share some of our stories about the shows and some insight and interesting information. I love how excited the Behind The Fastpass series gets me for my next trip!

Season 2 – Episode 63 – Behind The Cats of Disneyland – August 26, 2015


We have on the amazing Taylor Roberts “Friend” of the Cats of Disneyland and also author of “Go West, Young Mouse”. We talk about his experiences with the cats and about why he thinks Disneyland is the destination! Check out this great episode!

Season 2 – Episode 62 – Keith Takes Over – August 25, 2015


Keith takes over this episode and talks about how to spend your time or your whole trip doing non-park activities, but keeping the Disney magic alive.

Season 2 – Episode 61 – Magical Mashups – August 24, 2015


On this Magical Monday, we start mashing attractions up. Both players must choose a place using random criteria and mash it up with another random place to make a brand new random thing. I know, you need to listen to see how it works. You could be the next contestant…maybe you can beat one of our hosts!

Season 2 – Episode 60 – Behind Your Trip Planes – August 21, 2015


On this episode, we talk about the pros and cons of flying to Walt Disney World.

Season 2 – Episode 59 – Behind Kali River Rapids – August 20, 2015


This week’s Behind The Fastpass is Kali River Rapids. So come spin in circles and get soaked with us on one of my favorite attractions at WDW!

Season 2 – Episode 58 – Behind Fish Sean Woo – August 19, 2015


If you have listened to any number of other podcasts or even the special intro he sent in for BTM, you have all heard the “Bodacious Fish Sean Woo”!!!

Season 2 – Episode 57 – Top Ten Fastest WDW Attractions – August 18, 2015


Today Rachel brings a factual top ten list. Don’t worry I still call shenanigans! This episode goes fast… fastest rides that is!

Season 2 – Episode 56 – Magical Mythical McD’s In WDW – August 17, 2015


So now that the well-known coffee chain has invaded the park, we make some plans for another well-known chain to invade the park. Listen as we discuss the best places we can find to incorporate it into the park!

Season 2 – Episode 55 – Behind D23 – August 14, 2015


We talk about some of the things that are happening at D23. We can’t wait ’til next week to talk about a lot more!

Season 2 – Episode 54 – Behind Dinosaur – August 13, 2015


Today on this installment of Behind The Fastpass, we discuss Dinosaur – what we remember and love about it and what is easy to forget about it. This is easily an interesting episode and we reference FNAF about Disney.

Season 2 – Episode 53 – Behind Kat Cressida – August 12, 2015


This episode has our amazing guest, actress and voice artist, Kat Cressida!

Season 2 – Episode 52 – The Most Shenanigans Filled Top 10 List – August 11, 2015


Zeek brings a list of top ten annoying Disney songs to talk about and it is not a list either of us agree with! What are your thoughts; let us know!

Season 2 – Episode 51 – Magical Mythical Sequel – August 10, 2015


Rachel and Zeek talk about what they think would make great sequels for Disney movies and why. Who do you think had the better pitch; let us know!

Season 2 – Episode 50 – Behind Your Trip Trains – August 7, 2015


This episode has Tim, Sarah, Kristi, and Rachel; talk about a good episode. Zeek is there too, but you know, we put up with him. This week we talk about trains for your traveling choices.

Season 2 – Episode 49 – Sarah’s WDW Top Dining Picks – August 6, 2015


We take a trip to each of the 4 parks at WDW and Sarah tells us her favorite restaurant and why.

Season 2 – Episode 48 – Behind Mouse and the Monorail – August 5, 2015


The three great personalities from The Mouse and the Monorail stop by to talk about their Blog and their great new podcast! They make an incredible team!

Season 2 – Episode 47 – Sarah’s Top Ten Disney World Excuses – August 4, 2015

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Sarah, who is filling in for Rachel, brought a Top Ten List from her blog – The Mouse and the Monorail. This one gets me stumped a few times. Let’s see if I can get it and will I call shenanigans on her list?

Season 2 – Episode 46 – Pimp My Villain Vehicle – August 3, 2015


It’s Monday, which means it’s Magical Mythical Monday time, so we make up some fun stuff. Today we give some of our favorite villains what we think they should have for a vehicle.

Season 2 – Episode 45 – Behind Patreon – July 31, 2015


Learn all about Patreon in this episode of the Behind The Magic Podcast!

Season 2 – Episode 44 – Behind Dinoland Attractions – July 30, 2015


We talk about Primevil Whirl and Triceratop Spin on this episode of Behind The Fastpass so come take a ride with us and learn about these attractions!

Season 2 – Episode 43 – Behind Brittany Earns Her Ears – July 29, 2015


Our awesome guest for this With Us Wednesday episode is author Brittany from the “Earns Her Ears” series. It was great to have a fellow Northeasterner on, talking about all of her experiences in the Disney College Program.

Season 2 – Episode 42 – Top Ten Things Rachel Misses – July 28, 2015


What do you miss from Walt Disney World? We talk about what we miss from there (non-attractions) on this episode of Behind The Magic! Plus our newest contest!

Season 2 – Episode 41 – Magical Mythical DHS Improvements – July 27, 2015


We know it’s going to take Disney a while to make improvements to DHS so we are going to use some of our mythical magic to help the process along.

Season 2 – Episode 40 – Behind Your Trip Road Trip – July 24, 2015


Let’s take a ride on Route 66, or whatever highway you need to take to get to Disney World. We talk about the pros and cons of driving to Walt Disney World. See what each of us feel are the best and worst parts of the drive.

Season 2 – Episode 39 – Behind Kilimanjaro Safari – July 23, 2015


We get back to having so much fun with our Behind The Fastpass series as we go behind Kilimanjaro Safari. Rachel brings interesting facts and trivia.

Season 2 – Episode 38 – Behind The Dizzies With Brian Perkins – July 22, 2015


Brian talks by to talk about his love for Disney and the podcasts that are about it. He talks about the process and how it works.

Season 2 – Episode 37 – Top Ten Disney Shows – July 21, 2015


Due to Zeek making a crucial mistake with the takeover we are going old school with a Top Ten Tuesday!

Season 2 – Episode 36 – Ant-Man Monday Movie Review – July 20, 2015


Warning spoilers! Today we review the new movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Ant-Man. See what a movie fan and a comic book fan think!

Season 2 – Episode 35 – Behind Your Trip Packing – July 17, 2015


It’s another Behind Your Trip with Tim and today we are going to be packing for your trip. Kristi gives us some more juicy gossip. This is why Fridays are the best!

Season 2 – Episode 34 – Behind Fantasmic – July 16, 2015


On this behind the fastpass, we talk about Fantasmic and wrap up our trip around Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Which park will we talk about next? Do you get splashed in the splash zone?

Season 2 – Episode 33 – Behind Kyle & The E-Ticket Life – July 15, 2015


Kyle Burbank stops by to talk about how his life and Disney intertwine. He tells us all about his great new book that comes out this week!

Season 2 – Episode 32 – Sarah Takes Over – July 14, 2015


Sarah from Sarah in the Suburbs brings the force with her to this fun episode of Take Over Tuesday.

Season 2 – Episode 31 – Mythical How It Should Have Ended – July 13, 2015


We talk about how some of our favorite and not so favorite Disney films should have ended or at least made them a little more exciting!

Season 2 – Episode 30 – Behind Your Trip 30 Days Out – July 10, 2015


Tim our planning expert comes by to help plan 30 days out from your trip with what to do and what not to do. His helpful advice is great when planning your Disney World trip.

Season 2 – Episode 29 – Behind The Reaction – July 9, 2015


With Inside Out often being referred to as “Cranium Command – The Movie” we thought it would be fun to take a look at the Wonders of Life Pavilion through a couple of new sets of eyes.

Season 2 – Episode 28 – Behind Mouse Rants – July 8, 2015


Jerry and Simone stop by for some Disney duos fun. We had to fit a lot of great content into this show!

Season 2 – Episode 27 – Dave Takes Over – July 7, 2015


Dave from Mousecapades takes over and starts to talk about the “what ifs” and the “would be” of placing Walt Disney World where he lives. It was going to happen and he tells us all about it.

Season 2 – Episode 26- Disney Urban Legends 2 – July 6, 2015


Rachel has some Disney urban legends and Zeek needs to see if he can tell which ones are real and which ones are legend on this fun new episode of Behind The Magic Podcast!

Season 2 – Episode 25 – 45 Days Before Your Trip – July 3, 2015


It’s Friday so it’s a Behind Your Trip with Tim. Today we talk about what happens as you approach the 45 day until your trip mark. We are starting to get close!

Season 2 – Episode 24 – Behind The DHS Shows – July 2, 2015


We take a look at the shows of Disney’s Hollywood Studios in this behind the fast pass episode. Hear our thoughts and stories about the shows.

Season 2 – Episode 23 – Behind Peas And Carrots – July 1, 2015


YouTube Vlogger Peas and Carrots stops by for a really fun episode. She talks about her blog and some of the stuff that doesn’t make her channel! Hope it’s as fun for you as it was for us!

Season 2 – Episode 22 – Nick Takes Over – June 30, 2015


The Mousecapades team comes to take over the show which is good because Zeek is still MIA. The theories have started flowing!

Season 2 – Episode 21 – Magical Mythical Cupcakes – June 29, 2015


Kristi and Rachel start baking and it just goes from there – talk of a themed shop and custom cupcakes for the entire Behind The Magic gang. There goes the diet!

Season 2 – Episode 20 – Trip Planning Horrors – June 26, 2015

Rachel and Tim talk about trip planning horror stories more frightening then Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Stop by and see if you have a story that will trump theirs!

Season 2 – Episode 19 – Throwback Thursday Eats – June 25, 2015

Zeek is away and Rachel takes over on the latest episode. Rachel and Mr. Plantoons have a throwback episode.

Season 2 – Episode 18 – Our 100th Episode – June 24, 2015

It’s our 100th episode and time has been flying for us. We hope you enjoy some great stuff and not so great stuff that didn’t make it into our first 100 episodes. We look forward to doing many more and are glad you are a part of it. Our Disney community family has become just as close as our real family.

Season 2 – Episode 17 – Kevin Takes Over – June 23, 2015

Kevin from Magic Our Way comes and takes over for this Take Over Tuesday. We talk about the heat in Walt Disney World! If you can’t stand the heat, eat a Mickey Bar!

Season 2 – Episode 16 – Behind Inside Out – June 22, 2015

It’s movie review Monday so Zeek and Rachel have gathered all of their thoughts and opinions on this new Pixar hit. Warning this episode contains spoilers about Disney’s Inside Out. We do not give away the ending, but we do talk about key parts to this movie.

Season 2 – Episode 15 – Behind Disney Dads – June 19, 2015

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Father’s day is this weekend. Let’s take a few minutes to talk about Disney dads that influenced us. We also take a few minutes to talk about your Disney dads!

Season 2 – Episode 14 – Behind The Tower of Terror – June 18, 2015

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As we keep going around the studio for our Behind The Fastpass series, we talk about the best elevator ride at Walt Disney World and Disneyland; The Tower of Terror. Come take a ride with us as we talk about our thoughts and stories of this great attraction.

Season 2 – Episode 13 – Behind Walt’s Frozen Head – June 17, 2015

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This is a really fun With Us Wednesday where we talk to Ben from the Walt’s Frozen Head crew. They are making a fun movie about this lore and we love it! Check out this episode of Behind The Magic Podcast.

Season 2 – Episode 12 – Lee Takes Over – June 16, 2015

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It’s time to give up control of our show again, this time to Lee. She has us talking about Ratatouille and about when she worked in the kitchens at Walt Disney World. Will you be the next one to take us over?

Season 2 – Episode 11 – Magical Mythical Video Game – June 15, 2015

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Rachel is tasked with making a Magic Kingdom video game. What kind of game will she make? Do you think you’ll play it? Check out our latest episode to find out on Behind The Magic Podcast.

Season 2 – Episode 10 – Behind Your Trip 60 – 90 Days Out – June 12, 2015

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Tim continues to help us with what to do when planning a trip to Walt Disney World. Today we cover 60 – 90 days out from your trip, and you may need to shout FOUR before planning this part…on today’s Behind The Magic.

Season 2 – Episode 9 – Behind The Magic Of Disney Animation – June 11, 2015

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Our next stop on our trip around Disney’s Hollywood Studios is The Magic of Disney Animation. We talk about some interesting facts, stories of our adventures there, and what goes on. So check out this episode of Behind The Magic Podcast.

Season 2 – Episode 8 – Behind Brian Collins Former Imagineer – June 10, 2015

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We get to learn how to pay the P.R.I.C.E. with our creative DNA. Get some great insight into the creative process with Brian.

Season 2 – Episode 7 – Taylor Takes Over – June 9, 2015

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Our fan Taylor stops by to take over the show because he just saw Tomorrowland and wants to talk about it. What will you talk about when you take over a Tuesday? Contact us at to take us over.

Season 2 – Episode 6 – Magical Mythical Event – June 8, 2015

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Zeek has to plan the next big seasonal event in this mythical episode. Will you go to the event or plan on avoiding the park that day?

Season 2 – Episode 5 – Behind Your Trip 180 – June 5, 2015

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Have a Walt Disney World trip coming up? Want to know a few important things when planning your trip? Good because we do too. Tim our Mouse News Minute anchor stops in with his trip planning expertise on this series of episodes that help you plan your trip as we share stories of some of our planning experiences!

Season 2 – Episode 4 – Behind The Fastpass Star Tours – June 4, 2015

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On this Behind The Fastpass, we talk about Zeek’s favorite attraction Star Tours we go behind the action and talk about all 54 variations as well as Jedi Training academy. Is the force strong enough in you to handle Star Tours? On this episode of Behind The Magic Podcast.

Season 2 – Episode 3 – Behind Author/Blogger Kristi Fredericks – June 3, 2015

BTM Season 2 Episode 3Today we get to talk to Kristi – author of 501 Ways and A Tale Of Two Resorts. Find out all about her and some of her upcoming projects on the latest episode of Behind The Magic Podcast.

Season 2 – Episode 2 – Taken Over By Mrs. Plantoons – June 2, 2015

BTM Season 2 Episode 2We have a blast as Mrs. Plantoons comes over and makes herself at home. We let her take control of things. She quickly puts us to work helping her create new versions of WDW all over the States.

Season 2 – Episode 1 – Magical Mythical Movies – June 1, 2015

BTM Season 2 Episode 1It’s Monday so it’s time to pick up season 2 right where we left off with a Magical Mythical Monday. Zeek gets to make a new movie and he takes it to the next level. No expense will be spared on this episode of Behind The Magic Podcast.

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