Episode#8 “An interview with Andrea Farthing”

This week we have the pleasure to chat with Andrea Farthing, an avid runner and Disney lover!

She has done 2 full marathons (one was at Disney), 12 half marathons (5 of them being at Disney) and she did 3 Disney 10K and tons of smaller races.

All together she has already done 35 races!

Andrea Farthing

Andrea Farthing

She just got back from The Dark Side Challenge in Walt Disney World and she’s already signed up to do the Dopey Challenge that consists in a 5k on a Thursday, 10k on a Friday, a half marathon on a Saturday and a full marathon on a Sunday…

I’m pretty sure that classifies her as a superhero…

Andre Farthing crossing the finish line as the prettiest Darth Vader you'll ever see

Andrea Farthing crossing the finish line as the prettiest Darth Vader you’ll ever see

We are also thrilled to share that she’s now our official RunDisney Expert!

We couldn’t be happier to welcome her in our Unleash The Magic family.

She’s a very inspiring person and we are working on some great things together that we’ll be able to share with all of you very soon!

She also makes all her own costumes when she runs any Disney race...yup she's that cool!

She also makes all her own costumes when she runs any Disney race…yup she’s that cool!

You can follow Andrea on Instagram.

And as always me and Tom discuss the latest news coming out of Walt Disney World!

Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

 

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Without further ado, keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times…and enjoy the ride!

 

 

Episode #7 “An Interview with Vito Leanza”

This week we have the pleasure to chat with no others than Vito Leanza.

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Vito has worked for Walt Disney World for over 25 years.

He has started as a tour guide on The Backstage Studio Tour, back at what was then Disney MGM Studios and then moved to Magic Kingdom.

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Vito is an incredibly talented actor, dancer, singer, acrobat, puppeteer, costume maker…the list goes on and on.

Some of his many credits include Broadways shows (Addams Family, Pee Wee Herman On Broadway, Big Fish), national tours (Mary Poppins, Shrek The Musical, The Little Mermaid).

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He’s also responsible for many of the costumes and props during The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade…and yup he was also walk on stilts!

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He’s currently in Atlanta where he is one of the very talented artists restoring the original Muppets donated by the Jim Henson family to the Center for Puppetry Arts and many of those restorations are now on display in the new World of Jim Henson exhibit at the Worlds of Puppetry Museum.

I had the pleasure to direct Vito in a theater show here in NY in 2013 “Family of strangers” (written by John Pastore), and I feel very lucky to call him a friend.

He’s truly a magical person!

You can see Vito’s work on his official website Vito World Productions.

We also cover quite a bit of news coming out of Disney from the announcement of a new themed bar/lounge at Tower of Terror in Hollywood Studios.

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To Ample Hills Creamery opening a bran new ice cream shop at Disney BoardWalk!

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Episode #6 “A Day In Animal Kingdom”

This week we share our typical day at Animal Kingdom…guess what time Tom shows up at the park? :p

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Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

We discuss our favorite rides, attractions and shows.

Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli.

 

And of course our favorite restaurants…and here’s my pic of the delicious Mahi Mahi at Yak&Yeti!

Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

Photo courtesy of Maria Riboli

We also discuss quite a bit of news coming out of Disney including the brand new FastPass+ changes.

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Episode #5 “A day in Hollywood Studios”

This week we discuss our typical day at Hollywood Studios…can you guess when Tom shows up at the park? 😉

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Photo by Maria Riboli

We share our favorite rides and due to the fact that I’m still unbeaten, I’m confirming that I will be gladly challenge anybody at Toy Story Mania!

Photo by Maria Riboli

Photo by Maria Riboli

We also discuss quite a bit of news coming out of Walt Disney World, from lots of closings coming up at Hollywood Studios (but only to make room for Toy Story and Star Wars land) to the new Lego minifigures collection of Disney characters and much more!

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Without further ado, keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times…and enjoy the ride!