Morning Monorail: A Walt Disney World Podcast

An unofficial Walt Disney World Podcast. The Morning Monorail Podcast is hosted by a blended family of four - Justin, Samantha, Makenna and Garrett, and the Godfather Landon “the Doz” Doane. We’re all huge Disney parks fans that relocated from East Tennessee to Central Florida in 2019. Our unique background and perspective allows us to provide an entertaining and informative look at the Walt Disney World Resort. If you’re looking for WDW news, information, reviews and travel advice, then look no further! Climb aboard and ride with the Monorail family to the most magical place on earth every weekday morning!

Episode 165: Walt Disney World News & Across the Universal with Stephers!

July 26th, 2021

Dreamers, Welcome aboard the Morning Monorail!

 

In today's show we discuss:

3:49 - Patreon Shout-Out

5:32 - Hanging in Hollywood Studios with Adam (The Mouse and More Podcast)

7:33 - Trying new food at Docking Bay 7

 

WDW News

12:20 - Character Cavalcade Showtimes added to My Disney Experience App and digital boards around the parks. 

17:32 - Trader Sam's reopens at Disney's Polynesian Resort

20:50 - More live entertainment returning to Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom and Epcot

27:25 - Cheshire Cat Cafe to reopen at Magic Kingdom

30:38 - Cinderella Castle receives its 50th anniversary crest

36:08 - Disney announces closing dates for Epcot Forever and Happily Ever After

 

Segment 2

52:54 - Across the Universal with Stephers (More Halloween Horror Nights Updates)

56:36 - New house announcements

1:11:32 - Scare zone updates

1:16:15 - Fear Factor Stage work begins, no show announcements yet

1:30:51 - Velocicoaster Milestone

 

Wrap-Up

1:34:48 - Plugs

 

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Voicemail: 407-917-2144

Episode 164: Animal Kingdom Babies, Epcot Monorails, Disney’s Halfway to the Holiday’s Announcements, & FastPass/Standby/Snack Break

July 19th, 2021

Dreamers, Welcome aboard the Morning Monorail!

 

In today's show we discuss:

 

WDW News

3:40 - News Overview

5:16 - The Animal Kingdom welcomed 2 new bouncing babies last week

10:23 - The Swan and Dolphin Resort have now been added as participating hotels in the early entry and extended evening hour programs for the Walt Disney World parks

16:58 - Disney extends park hours across all 4 parks

19:03 - The Epcot monorail line is up and running once again

22:19 - Disney's halfway to the holidays announcements

Segment 2

39:50 - FastPass/Standyby/Snack Break

Wrap-Up

1:04:32 - Plugs

 

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Email: MondayMorningMonorail@gmail.com

Twitter: @MorningMonorail

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Voicemail: 407-917-2144

Episode 163: A Busy Day at AK, More Resort Reopening Announcements, Foodie Guides from Earth and Beyond, & Disney Premier Access Speculation

July 12th, 2021

Dreamers, Welcome aboard the Morning Monorail!

 

In today's show we discuss:

3:45 - Weekend Animal Kingdom Visit Recap

11:01 - A Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King Review

17:51 - Mini Expedition Everest Marathon Challenge

22:08 - New Patreon Shout-Out

23:34 - Morning Monorail Cocktail Contest Results

WDW News

29:01 - All-Star Resorts and Port Orleans Reopening Dates

32:23 - All-Star Movies Lobby Refurb

37:23 - Docking Bay 7 & Ronto Roasters Get New Space Food

43:55 - Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Foodie Guide 2021

51:38 - Disneyland Paris & the Premier Access Program

Wrap-Up

1:10:45 - Plugs

 

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Email: MondayMorningMonorail@gmail.com

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Episode 162: Going Un Poco Loco with WDW News & Across the Universal with Stephers

July 5th, 2021

Dreamers, Welcome aboard the Morning Monorail!

 

In today's show we discuss:

2:25 - Hurricane Elsa

3:40 - Rainy Day Touring in Walt Disney World

9:40 - Patreon shout-outs

WDW News

13:10 - Pool Refurbs at the Animal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani Village

15:11 - More restaurants around Walt Disney World are set to reopen

22:52 - Disney Family Night Dinner coming to the Caribbean Beach Resort and the Grand Floridian

25:49 - Salt and Straw coming to Disney Springs next year

26:34 - runDisney events coming back in the fall of 2021

29:51 - Disney's Polynesian Village Resort to reopen in July

30:56 - Mickey's PhilHarmagic to receive a new scene inspired from the Pixar movie Coco

35:58 - Extra morning hours coming to all resort hotel guest on Oct 1. Deluxe resort guests will receive extra evening hours at select parks on select nights starting in early Oct.

45:17 - Happily Ever After and Epcot Forever are back! Thoughts on their return.

Segment 2

48:28 - Across the Universal with Stephers Intro 

54:41 - HHN Overview

Wrap-Up

1:14:38 - Plugs

 

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Email: MondayMorningMonorail@gmail.com

Twitter: @MorningMonorail

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Voicemail: 407-917-2144

Episode 161: Nighttime Spectaculars, Daytime Space Drinks, & Incredible Makeovers

June 28th, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome aboard the Morning Monorail!

 

In today's show we discuss:

Weekend Recap

5:25 - Happily Ever After firework testing

8:30 - Baseline Tap House opens up all their seating

12:01 - Oga's Cantina walk-up success?

18:52 - Patreon shout-outs

WDW News

20:55 - Disney released additional Boo Bash tickets for most sold out dates

26:37 - 2 new nighttime spectaculars and 1 new daytime show will debut in the WDW parks on Oct 1, 2021

37:16 - Disney shares a first look at the newly refurbished Incredible themed rooms at the Contemporary Resort

42:20 - Disney working with Scarlett Johannson on new Tower of Terror movie

47:17 - FastPass/Standby/Snack Break

Wrap-Up

1:13:10 - Cocktail challenge reminder

1:16:21 - iTunes review shout-out

1:17:20 - Plugs

 

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Email: MondayMorningMonorail@gmail.com

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Voicemail: 407-917-2144

Episode 160: A Cocktail Challenge, Normalcy in Walt Disney World, a Buffalo Chicken Spring Roll Review and FastPass/Standby/Snack Break

June 20th, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome aboard the Morning Monorail!

 

In today's show we discuss:

2:56 - Patreon Shout-Outs

5:07 - Morning Monorail Cocktail Challenge

7:03 - Jock Lindsey's Bacon of Doom Cocktail

9:50 - All Disney Parks around the world are officially reopened to guests

13:00 - Changes that occurred during the times of COVID that we hope stick around

16:30 - Animal Kingdom Lodge set to fully reopen

20:09 - Fireworks will return to Walt Disney World on July 1st *Confirmed*

26:23 - Fireworks and The California Grill

30:27 - Single-rider line returns for Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run

32:27 - Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway Pre-show Returns

37:26 - Visiting the Magic Kingdom mask free

39:00 - Buffalo Chicken Spring Roll Review  

46:07 - FastPass/Standyby/Snack Break

1:09:35 - How old is Splash Mountain?

1:19:14 - Plugs

1:24:05 - iTunes Reviews Shout-Outs

1:28:13 - Secret Sounds

 

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Episode 159: Another WDW Mask Update, Firework Rumors, NoodlePocalypse & FastPass/Standyby/Snack Break

June 13th, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome aboard the Morning Monorail!

 

In today's show we discuss:

5:00 - Patreon Shout-Outs

7:50 - Starting June 15th masks no longer required for vaccinated guests at Walt Disney World

13:32 - Rumor: Fireworks may return to WDW as soon as July

15:18 - Boo Bash ticket sale debacle

21:53 - Several restaurants reopening at WDW (Sebastian's Bistro, Tusker House and 'Ohana)

26:43 - Noodle-pocalypse

33:18 - Space 220

38:42 - Disney+ bringing us "Behind the Attraction" series

42:55 - One item you must try in the Magic Kingdom - Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots

1:17:54 - iTune reviews and plugs

 

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Episode 158: WDW News, Boo Bash Pricing & Details, One Must Try Item in Epcot, & FastPass/Standby/Snack Break

June 6th, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome aboard the Morning Monorail!

 

In today's show we discuss:

12:30 - Disney releases details and pricing for the Boo Bash after hours event

27:30 - Construction begins on The Journey of Water in Epcot

33:18 - A new Jungle Cruise show scene is unveiled

38:25 - Canada Far and Wide set to close this summer, what might that space be used for?

44:12 - One Item You Have to Try at Walt Disney World, Epcot edition

49:15 - FastPass/StandBy/Snack Break

1:12:20 - Plugs and a peek into the Morning Monorail Family Facebook Group

 

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Episode 157: Mask Policy, Disability Access Service Passes, Garden Grill & Chefs de France Reviews, & FastPass/StandBy/Snack Break Returns

May 31st, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome aboard the Morning Monorail!

 

In today's show we discuss:

03:12 - Universal's policy change regarding face covering usage on property and how it might affect Walt Disney World. 

11:15 - Justin recaps a trip to Epcot with his parents and the process of how to attain a DAS pass. 

24:27 - We have two restaurant reviews for you today, starting with Garden Grill which is located in The Land Pavilion of Epcot's Future World.

38:17 - The second review stays in Epcot, but moves over to the France pavilion with Chefs de France.

51:18 - And Finally, Landon brings back the fan favorite FastPass/Standby/Snack Break segment. This week it's an Epcot boat ride throw down!

1:33:13 - A Disney's Magical Express update from the Morning Monorail Magical Voicemail!

 

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Episode 156 Pt. 2: Days 3 to 6 of Landon’s Return to the Most Magical Place on Earth

May 26th, 2021

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In today's show we finish off Landon's trip report which includes: Frank's big day in AK, a Forever 44 Fedora Club meeting in the Magic Kingdom, and an amazing day at Hollywood Studios that rounded out with a trip to Savi's Workshop.

 

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