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90s Disney

68 EpisodesProduced by The Minotti BrothersWebsite

90s Disney is a podcast covering everything about the Mouse House's raddest decade. Each episode goes in depth on a single 90s Disney topic, be it from the parks, movies, video games, or whatever!Follow us on Twitter @90sDisneyPod!Like us on Facebook! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/90sdisne… read more

68 Episodes | 2019 - 2023

43.5 - Nighttime Spectaculars at Walt Disney World

January 19th, 2023

48:01

AJ, Mike, and Chris talk about our favorite nighttime shows at Walt Disney World. From modern favorites like Happily Ever After, long gone classics like Sorcery in the Sky, and short lived shows like Rivers of Light, we …

43 - 2022 Trip Report

January 2nd, 2023

1:38:49

AJ, Mike, and Chris talk all about our recent trip to Walt Disney World! Find out how six adults and six kids spent a week at the most magical place …

42 - The Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

December 1st, 2022

41:53

AJ, Mike, and Chris invite you to join us for a walk along Residential Street as we explore the history of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights! Jennings Osborne started decorating his Little Rock home in 1986, and …

41 - Pin Trading

November 1st, 2022

56:46

AJ, Mike, and Chris invite you to don your lanyard, unzip your binder, and display your finest Disney pins as we explore the history of Pin Trading at the Disney Parks. We learn about the cast members behind the scenes …

40.5 - Disney Illusion Island with AJ Grand-Scrutton

October 21st, 2022

43:46

AJ is joined by AJ (Grand-Scrutton), the CEO of Dlala Studios, to talk about their upcoming Nintendo Switch game, Disney Illusion Island. AJ talks about his history growing up with Disney, visits to Disneyland Paris as …

40 - Innoventions

October 1st, 2022

1:05:46

AJ, Mike, and Chris are ready to check out the future at Innoventions. This unique ”World’s Fair” style pavilion at Epcot held the promise of …

39.5 - Rating Epcot '94

September 20th, 2022

41:41

Armed with a park map of Epcot from 1994 and our memories as children, we give our totally and scientifically accurate ratings of every attraction in the park. Journey back to a time before Innoventions, Test Track, and …

39 - Planet Hollywood

September 1st, 2022

57:04

AJ, Mike, and Chris invite you to dine with the stars at Planet Hollywood. This global phenomenon took the world by storm in the early to …

38.5 - Favorite Animatronics

August 18th, 2022

36:07

AJ, Mike, and Chris discuss our favorite animatronics! From the life-like to the fantastical, we discuss the entire range of amazing creations found across the Disney parks. Did we miss your favorite? Be sure to let us …

38 - Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

August 1st, 2022

1:05:22

AJ, Mike, and Chris invite you to board an XP-37 Star Cruiser as you prepare to blast off to Planet Z. This month, we're talking all about Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin! Join us as we trace this modern classic's …

37 - Discovery River Boats

July 1st, 2022

52:30

AJ, Mike, and Chris invite you to journey aboard a short-lived attraction, the Discover River Boats. Is it a ride? Is it a mode of transportation? Is it any fun? We answer all of your questions that you definitely asked …

36.5 - Interview with Tab Murphy Discussing Tarzan and Brother Bear

June 18th, 2022

51:11

Rounding out his trilogy of 90s Disney screenplays, Tab Murphy joins the show once again to discuss his work on the 1999 animated classic Tarzan. We learn how Tab drew inspiration from the original novels, how the film …

36 - Tarzan

June 2nd, 2022

1:00:30

AJ, Mike, and Chris go deep into the jungle to explore Disney's Tarzan, arguably the last of its 2D renaissance films. We'll explore the Phil Collins …

35.5 - Backyard Disney Cocktail Party

May 18th, 2022

1:15:18

AJ, Mike, and Chris gather around the fire pit to share some of their favorite Disney cocktails. Join us as we recreate some modern favorites, long-lost recipes, a listener-suggested concoction, and some surprises along …

35 - Disney Vacation Club

May 1st, 2022

1:01:16

AJ, Mike, and Chris explore the origins of the Disney Vacation Club. Learn how this idea of vacation ownership originated in the 80s before coming to fruition in the Disney Decade. From the early days of what is now the …

34 - Euro Disney

April 1st, 2022

1:06:58

AJ, Mike, and Chris invite you to travel to the French countryside for the 30th anniversary of what was once known as Euro Disney. Learn about the alternative sites that almost became home to Disney’s European resort, …

33.5 - Sweet Treats at Walt Disney World

March 18th, 2022

38:44

AJ, Mike, and Chris indulge their sweet tooth with their favorite confections, baked goods, and frozen goodies from around Walt Disney World (and …

33 - Ellen’s Energy Adventure

March 2nd, 2022

50:55

AJ, Mike, and Chris invite you to journey 220 million years in the past along with Ellen DeGeneres and Bill Nye the Science Guy as we explore Ellen’s Energy Adventure. Find out how this 1996 revamp of the Universe of …

32 - The Disney Institute

February 1st, 2022

52:12

Did you ever want to go on vacation to learn stuff? If you said yes, AJ, Mike, and Chris have the show for you! Join us as we take a look back at one of Disney's more interesting experiments, the Disney Institute. Learn …

31.5 - Things We Miss at WDW

January 23rd, 2022

46:51

AJ, Mike, and Chris stroll down memory lane as we discuss the attractions, restaurants, and experiences we missed the most from Walt Disney World. …

31 - Hercules

January 1st, 2022

1:00:15

AJ, Mike, and Chris go from zero to hero to kick off the new year with a look at Disney’s Hercules. Join us as we discover how this film came to be …

30 - The Santa Clause

December 1st, 2021

53:44

AJ, Mike, and Chris invite you to experience Disney's holiday classic, The Santa Clause, like never before. Join us as we discuss the creation of the …

29 - Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant

November 1st, 2021

50:40

AJ, Mike, and Chris invite you back to the 1950s and the height of the drive-in as we visit the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant. Learn about the …

28.5 - Monorail Resort Showdown

October 18th, 2021

45:10

AJ, Mike, and Chris debate which monorail resort is the best. Who will win? Will it be the luxurious Grand Floridian, the exquisitely themed …

28 - Beauty and the Beast with Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale

October 1st, 2021

1:38:35

AJ, Mike, and Chris are very pleased to bring a special episode to you this month. To celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of Beauty and the Beast, we are thrilled to welcome Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale to the show! …

27.5 - Roller Coasters

September 20th, 2021

48:20

AJ, Mike, and Chris talk about some of their favorite roller coasters. Not just a Disney parks, our journey takes us to Universal, Cedar Point, and …

27 - Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

September 1st, 2021

52:36

AJ, Mike, and Chris invite you to join us backstage at the hottest concert in town! This month we're talking all about Rock 'n' Roller Coaster …

26.5 - Fantasyland(s)

August 26th, 2021

35:34

Join us as we talk about our favorite Fantasylands and the Fantasylands we want to visit. Whether you like the old-school charm of Disneyland's …

26 - The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

August 1st, 2021

52:06

AJ, Mike, and Chris journey to a blustery day in the Hundred Acre Wood to experience the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh at Walt Disney World. Join us as we explore the attraction’s origins as Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, …

25.5 - Never Have I Ever at a Disney Park

July 19th, 2021

39:31

Let's face it. Even though you've been to Disneyland or Walt Disney World countless times, there's still stuff you've never done. AJ, Mike, and Chris share some of the attractions, restaurants, and locations that …

25 - Darkwing Duck

July 1st, 2021

1:00:13

AJ, Mike, and Chris travel to Saint Canard to explore the origins of the greatest crime stopper that ever was, Darkwing Duck! Join us as we discuss the show's origins from Bond spoof and a certain talking moose. We …

24.5 - Arcades of Walt Disney World

June 22nd, 2021

26:50

While Chris is at the beach, AJ and Mike decided to carry on the arcade theme from this month's Disney Quest episode as we talk about some of our …

24 - DisneyQuest

June 1st, 2021

1:14:23

AJ, Mike, and Chris celebrate 2 years of 90s Disney with a quintessential product of its time, DisneyQuest. Join us as we explore five floors of virtual fun inside Disney’s indoor theme park. What was once meant to be a …

23.5 - A Conversation with AJ LoCascio

May 14th, 2021

1:17:57

In a new conversation series format, AJ sits down with AJ LoCascio (I promise it's less confusing when you listen). AJ LoCascio is a voice actor …

23 - The Rocketeer

May 1st, 2021

1:17:09

AJ, Mike, and Chris celebrate the 30th anniversary of a fantastic film, The Rocketeer. As on of Mike's favorite movies, we wanted to make sure we did right by the 1991 comic book adaption. To that end, Mike has a …

22.5 - Memories of Universal Studios Orlando

April 16th, 2021

51:35

AJ, Mike, and Chris stay within the confines of the Universal Orlando Resort (or is it Universal Studios Escape?) to talk about some of our memories around the Universal Studios park. The park has seen tremendous change …

22 - Islands of Adventure

April 1st, 2021

1:15:30

AJ, Mike, and Chris are gonna vacation like it's 1999 at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Yup, happy April Fools' Day! As Universal sought to become …

21.5 - Parades

March 18th, 2021

29:05

AJ, Mike, and Chris come together to discuss some of our favorite parades throughout the Disney Parks has they have come and gone over the years. From the majesty of the Tapestry of Nations to the dazzling spectacle of …

21 - SpectroMagic

March 1st, 2021

59:17

AJ, Mike, and Chris revisit the classic nighttime parade from the Magic Kingdom, SpectroMagic. This even extravaganza rolled down Main Street …

20 - Spaceship Earth 1994

February 1st, 2021

54:11

AJ, Mike, and Chris invite you journey about Spaceship Earth as it existed from 1994 - 2007. Journey back to the days of Terry-san's cool baseball …

19.5 - Lounges and Bars of Disney

January 20th, 2021

59:35

AJ, Mike, and Chris take virtual trip to some of our favorite bars and lounges around Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Let us tempt you to join us, just don’t get wrecked. This episode is not to be mist. Jet around our …

19 - Countdown to Extinction

January 1st, 2021

1:07:47

AJ, Mike, and Chris are happy to have made it to 2021. Join us as we travel back in time to the age of the dinosaurs at the Animal Kingdom opening day attraction, Countdown to Extinction. While there's a good chance …

18.5 - The Magic of Christmas at Walt Disney World Commentary

December 20th, 2020

40:05

AJ, Mike, and Chris explore the fabled 1991 promotion VHS holiday extravaganza, The Magic of Christmas at Walt Disney World. This month we decided to …

18 - Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

December 1st, 2020

1:12:58

AJ, Mike, and Chris invite you to step through the door into the Halloween door to the incredible world of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Join us as we explore how and where this landmark film was created. …

17.5 - Interview with Muppet History's Josh Gillespie

November 23rd, 2020

1:00:01

AJ sits down for a chat with the creator of the wildly popular Muppet History Twitter account, Josh Gillespie. Join us as we discuss how he came to …

17 - Muppet*Vision 3D

November 1st, 2020

1:05:34

Join AJ, Mike, and Chris as we put on makeup and dress up right in order to explore one of our all-time favorite attractions, Muppet*Vision 3D! We explore how the Muppets first came to Disney Parks, how the Muppets …

16 - California Grill

October 1st, 2020

1:05:47

AJ, Mike, and Chris invite you to join us at one of Walt Disney World’s premier dining experiences, California Grill. From its beginnings as the Top …

15.5 - Least Favorite Attractions

September 16th, 2020

38:25

We don’t mean to get too negative, but AJ, Mike, and Chris thought it would be fun to share our least favorite Disney attractions. Let us know what …

15 - Rocket Rods

September 2nd, 2020

57:43

AJ, Mike, and Chris are ready to ride one of the most infamous Disneyland attractions ever created, Rocket Rods. Go back to the beginning as we …

14.5 - Never Built Attractions

August 21st, 2020

48:28

AJ, Mike, and Chris discuss attractions that never were. If we could wave our magic Imagineering wand, what rides and experiences would we make a …

14 - Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

August 1st, 2020

1:05:31

AJ, Mike, and Chris travel back to the days of tuning in to the Disney Afternoon after the school day for a look back at the history of Chip 'n Dale: …

13.5 - Interview with Marshall Monroe

July 8th, 2020

36:27

AJ is very pleased to bring you this exclusive interview with the man who conceptualized Blizzard Beach, Marshall Monroe. We discuss the considerations that went into the park's design, the selection and prep for its …

13 - Blizzard Beach

July 1st, 2020

50:53

AJ, Mike, and Chris invite you to chill at Disney's coolest water park, Blizzard Beach! We dug deep to uncover the history of this one of a kind …

12.5 - Super Dark Rides

June 23rd, 2020

56:07

AJ, Mike, and Chris continue our journey onto Indiana Jones Adventure to discuss the wide world of what we call Super Dark Rides. We venture outside of Disney to discuss favorites such as Harry Potter and the Forbidden …

12 - Indiana Jones Adventure

June 10th, 2020

1:21:20

AJ, Mike, and Chris kick off year 2 of 90s Disney with our first trip to Disneyland to experience one of the greatest attractions ever conceived by Walt Disney Imagineering, Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the …

11.5 - Walt Disney World Resorts

May 19th, 2020

1:07:51

AJ, Mike, and Chris thought it would be fun to talk about many of the resorts around Walt Disney Worlds. We talk about our favorites, least …

11 - Yacht and Beach Club Resorts

May 1st, 2020

1:07:59

AJ, Mike, and Chris take you back to the beginnings of the Disney Decade expansion and two of the first new deluxe resorts on property, the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. Nestled on the shores of the newly created …

10.5 - Interview with Kirk Wise

April 17th, 2020

1:03:55

It's our first bonus episode! AJ was very fortunate to chat up the co-director of Atlantis: The Lost Empire and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Kirk Wise! Learn about how the world of Atlantis was created, discover how …

10 - Atlantis: The Lost Empire

April 2nd, 2020

1:38:58

AJ, Mike, and Chris invite you to take a deep dive (pun intended) into one of AJ's all-time favorite movies, Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Released in …

9 - FastPass

March 6th, 2020

1:05:46

AJ, Mike, and Chris guarantee you will never hear a more lively conversation about the creation, implementation, and existence of the FastPass system used across all Disney theme parks. Introduced in 1999 (or was it?), …

8 - Kilimanjaro Safaris

February 2nd, 2020

1:06:02

AJ, Mike, and Chris are back after an unplanned holiday break to kick off 2020 with an in-depth look at the flagship attraction of Disney's Animal …

7 - The Muppet Christmas Carol

December 1st, 2019

48:14

AJ, Mike, and Chris ring in the holiday season with our deep dive into the 1992 holiday classic, The Muppet Christmas Carol. Join us as we discuss …

6 - Illuminations: Reflections of Earth

November 14th, 2019

1:09:41

AJ, Mike, and Chris take one final look at Epcot's long running nighttime spectacular, Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. Debuting in 1999 as …

5 - Test Track

October 1st, 2019

1:02:22

AJ, Mike, and Chris accelerate to 64.9 milers per hour to take you back to the development, opening, and evolution of Epcot's first(ish) thrill ride, …

4 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

September 1st, 2019

1:32:16

AJ, Mike, and Chris journey to 1996 and the release of Walt Disney Feature Animation's 37th animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. We are very proud to feature an interview with the original writer for the film, …

3 - Sunset Blvd and Tower of Terror

August 1st, 2019

1:11:15

AJ, Mike, and Chris invite you to travel back to 1994 and the first major expansion for the Disney-MGM Studios. Sunset Blvd offered extended shopping, dining, a new(ish) theater venue, and a grand new attraction, The …

2 - Aladdin for the Sega Genesis

July 1st, 2019

1:00:15

AJ, Mike, and Chris Minotti invite you back to 1993 and the release of the number 3 selling game for Sega's Genesis video game console, Aladdin. We …

1 - Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary

June 1st, 2019

1:01:45

Welcome to the first episode of 90s Disney! We're so glad you've joined us as we prepare to journey through the Disney Decade. The Minotti brothers will be your hosts as we revisit fond memories, historical details, and …

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