1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast

The top 10 new rides and attractions coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland in 2023. Plus, what you might not like about the return of Walt Disney World Railroad to the Magic Kingdom and long-awaited news from Chef Mickey.

Show Notes

Walt Disney World Railroad is Back...with an All-New Voiceover

The WDW railroad was an original opening-day attraction in 1971 and it's back with a completely refreshed track and another new surprise...one you may or may not like.

Walt Disney Imagineering introduced a new voice to share stories as the train circles Magic Kingdom Park. 

Disney's release stated that the narration is "a voice our guests can envision and resonate with. Someone who grew up on Main Street, U.S.A., dreaming of the day they’d be on the railroad. They’ve now achieved that dream, and they know everyone and everything at Magic Kingdom … an unofficial mayor of sorts." For us, the jury's still out on whether or not this was a good thing as my initial reaction is that I don't care for the PeopleMover vibe on Walt Disney World Railroad.

So what do you think? Is the new voiceover a great addition or an unnecessary distraction?

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Chef Mickey’s transitions back to buffet-style dining March 1

Starting March 1, 2023 Chef Mickey’s will go back to buffet-style dining, something many fans have been waiting for as they enjoy either breakfast or dinner at this popular character dining location in Disney's Contemporary Resort.

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So What's Ahead for 2023? A Recap of New Rides and More Coming our Way
 
Disneyland
 
Wondrous Journeys and World of Color - One
- January 27, 2023 (Two new shows to celebrate Disney 100)
 
Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway
- January 27, 2023
 
Mickey's ToonTown
- March 8, 2023
 
Adventureland Treehouse, Swiss Family Robinson theme
- TBA 2023
 
Magic Happens Parade
- Will return on February 24, 2023
 
Walt Disney World
 
Journey of Water, featuring Moana at EPCOT
- TBA late 2023
 
Hatbox Ghost at the Haunted Mansion
- TBA 2023
 
Tron Lightcycle Run
- Spring 2023
 
Figment Meet and Greet at EPCOT
- TBA 2023
 
Happily Ever After (the reboot)
- TBA 2023


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Creators & Guests

Host
Amelia Belobradic
Amelia Belobradic is co-host of 1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel News Podcast.
Host
Mike Belobradic
Mike Belobradic is the creator and co-host of the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com and a longtime expert on Disney travel.

What is 1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast?

1923 Main Street® is an award-winning* Disney travel podcast hosted by the father daughter team of Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic. This is your source for the latest Disney travel news and what it all means for you.

Join Mike and Amelia for fun-filled informative discussions as they share the latest Disney travel news every week. Get the latest news for travel to Disney destinations, including Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Vacation Club (including Disney Aulani in Hawaii and Disney's Vero Beach Resort in Florida), Disneyland Paris and more.

In each episode, Mike and Amelia discuss the very latest Disney travel news from resort hotels, to Disney dining, VIP experiences, special events, theme parks and more. Mike has over 50 years and 100+ weeks of onsite Disney travel experience, while Amelia brings a younger perspective to the table with 11+ years and well over 30 weeks of onsite Disney travel experiences at the age of 14.

*1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast won the Canadian Podcast Award for Outstanding Kids & Family Series in 2022 and has been nominated for Best Podcast Awards at the People's Choice Podcast Awards and the Canadian Podcast Awards.