The Podcast

Welcome to The Magic on a Dollar Podcast Page! Here is the show that is Disney conversations in a podcast form… released every Tuesday morning, #MODPOD is all about Disney World, some Disneyland, some Disney Cruises, movies, news, history and lots of magical fun.  Click on the Episode Titles to Listen!  And find it on iTunes HERE!   (also on Google Play and Stitcher)

Ep 018 – My Disney Valentine… Its a heart filled edition with Top 10 Disney Couples, plus a look at the American Idol Experience, cancellations of Disney projects, ticket prices rising, and Cinderella’s birthday, and the news on a Hollywood Studios name change.


Ep 017 – Anticipating Star Wars and Disney Special Needs… A new wine bar, animatronics losing their heads, Beauty & the Beast’s 1991 Academy Awards, current Oscar nominations, California Adventure’s birthday and Star Wars Galactic Nights.  Also a discussion on building Star Wars anticipation, and a look at using Disney’s Special Needs passes and wheelchair access.


Ep 016 – Upcoming Disney Movies (with The Deucecast’s Michael Nipp)… A look at some quick Disney history and Disney news, including Club 33 coming to Disney World, and Five Magical Questions with Michael Nipp, co-host of The Deucecast Movie Show.  Then a quick overview of upcoming Disney movies, from The Incredibles II to Black Panther to the Nutcracker film.


Ep 015 – Disney Predictions (with Divas Dish Diz’s Jennifer Novotny)… Some Disney news (that monorail door!) and some Disney history (Fastpass Plus turns 4!) and makes some bold predictions for the coming year… maybe new ship names, maybe new World Showcase pavilions… and maybe a new theme park?


Ep 014 – 2018’s Most Anticipated Disney… Another attraction closing, new Dole Whip locations (and why that may be bad), and a college football parade.  In Disney history, one park has a name change, and a classic Epcot attraction says goodbye. Then, the Top Ten Things that your host is looking forward to with Disney in 2018! Also… why is it so cold?!?!


Ep 013 – When Disney Isn’t Magical… Star Wars earning its price tag, new security policies for Disney World resorts, disruptions at the Hall of Presidents, and a power outage at Disneyland.  Plus, what to do when the Disney Magic isn’t very magical for you.


Ep 012 – Disney’s Candlelight Processional… An update on the the addition of President Trump in the Hall of Presidents and a look at Disneyland’s & Disney World’s Candlelight Processional ceremony


Ep 011 – The Last Jedi… The closing of Stitch’s Great Escape… Flights of Wonder closing… La Nouba closing… a little more Disney/Fox… and a spoiler free, mild spoiler, and spoiler filled review of Last Jedi.


Ep 010 – The 2017 Disney Gift Guide… The lowdown on the latest Disney/Fox deal… the Olaf split from Coco… Turner Classics from the Vault… a few sad losses over the years… and then the 2017 Disney Gift Guide for the ones who want to spend a little and a lot on their beloved Disney Fans.


Ep 009 – Infinity War & Disney Kid Stories… How to get your Star Wars and Starbucks on at Disney Springs… a look at Epcot’s Candelight Processional… a live streaming of “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!”… Walt Disney during Pearl Harbor… release of Aristocats and Narnia… a look at the new Avengers trailer (and what do those Infinity Stones mean?)… and a couple of personal stories about a special kid.


Ep 008 – Disney’s New Year’s Eve & Coco… The controversy with John Lasseter… the new planet in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge… Magical Express changes… New Years Eve plans at Disney World and Disneyland… and a (spoiler free) review of Coco… with a (spoiler filled) review of Coco later.


Ep 007 – Christmas at Disney… The Disney Cruise Line rehab… Disneyland after dark… a surprise on Star Tours… plenty of movie release history… the Osborne Lights history… 1994 being a big week in Disney attraction history… and a look at Disney celebrations at WDW, Disneyland, Aulani and the cruise line. Plus, an explanation of park closings at Disney World.


Ep 006 – Dave’s Disney Story… A look at some of the late 80s Disney films released this week in Disney History, as well as a look at Mickey Mouse’s Birthday (and a special Hidden Mickey!), plus the re-imagining of Paradise Pier, Stitch’s opening up, and Hall of Presidents rumors. Then, a report on the stalled talks between Disney and Fox Studios, including what it might mean for Marvel Cinematic Universe, and finally, Host Dave gives his own Disney Story.


Ep 005 – Universal Expansion… The cast of Lion King live action movie… the new Christmas greetings at Hollywood Studios… more Eat to the Beat… Disney Cruise Line with new itineraries… Disney Skyway… Disney America… new phone cases… a review of Thor Ragnarok… and a look at Universal Resort’s purchase of land in Orlando and what it means for growth.


Ep 004 – The Haunted Mansion… The newest Macy’s Day parade addition, Fastpass news with Good Neighbor Hotels, fireworks technology and more. News on Toy Story Land, Epcot’s Festival of the Arts, and the upcoming Pixar Fest.  A movie review of “Hocus Pocus”. And then a discussion on The Haunted Mansion with a quick history, a walk through and lots of trivia.


Ep 003 – Keys to the Kingdom… Some Disney news and a look at some Disney history, then a look at the famous Keys to the Kingdom Tour in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World.


Ep 002 – Walt Disney Builds a Park… A sold out Halloween party, a Disney Cruise accident, Holiday filming in the Disney parks, and Star Wars Galactic Nights returns.  Quick hits on Stitch’s Great Escape, the new Star Wars trailer, the Jungle Book celebrates 50 years, the concerts at the Eat to the Beat at Epcot, and Disney cancel’s “Gigantic”, and a quick history lesson on Walt Disney wanting to build a new park in Florida.


Ep 001 – D23 Recap… Intro to the show, news on international parks, Epcot’s 35th birthday, plus a recap on the D23 events from July 2017