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The Backside Of Water - A Disneyland History Podcast

The Back Side Of Water Podcast

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The Backside Of Water - A Disneyland History Podcast
The Backside Of Water - A Disneyland History Podcast

The Backside Of Water - A Disneyland History Podcast

The Back Side Of Water Podcast

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A podcast that delves into the rich history, awesome stories, and fascinating details behind your favorite Disneyland Attractions.

Latest Episodes

Mickey's Toon Town

On this very special, AND very lengthy episode Alex is joined for the first time by newest co-host, Freddy Martin to discuss the amazingly rich and intricate history of Mickey's Toon Town. Join Freddy and Alex as they discuss the fantastic story that frames the narrative around that area of the park, the rise and fall of Michael Eisner, early land concepts including Roger Rabbit's Hollywood, and more! Alex even tries his hand at some armchair Imagineering at the end of the episode. It is a pleasure to have Freddy on board and we eagerly await Annie's return from the past with Dr. Sneck!

97 MIN1 days ago
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Mickey's Toon Town

It's A Small World Part II

In part II of our thrilling conclusion of the story of the iconic attraction It's A Small World, Alex and Annie find themselves perusing the show room floor of The Happiest Exhibit That Ever Sailed. This exhibit showcases the most precious and rare It's A Small World artifacts from the 1964 World's Fair. As they explore the artifacts and share some great tidbits, they uncover a mystery so big that only one person can be behind it! A very special thanks to Michael Mulligan for joining us on this episode.

46 MINSEP 9
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It's A Small World Part II

It's A Small World Part I

Set sail with Alex and Annie as they navigate the rich history behind one of the most beloved attractions in Disney history! On this Part I episode our two hosts explore the story of the 1964-1965 World's Fair, the very fair that It's A Small World was created for. You will learn about Walt's Disney's heavy involvement in the creation of the most memorable attractions at the Fair outside of just It's A Small World. For Disney history fans, this episode is one you will be sure you don't want to miss! So grab your life preserver, your sea sickness pills, and climb aboard as we explore the amazing story behind It's A Small World!

63 MINAUG 1
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It's A Small World Part I

The Matterhorn Bobsleds

On this snowcapped episode, Annie and Alex explore the vast and varied history of the first mountain to grace the Happiest Place On Earth, The Matterhorn. On this episode the hosts explore the inspiration behind the attraction as well as some wonderful tidbits that will help you see the Matterhorn in a new light the next time you visit the park. So hop into the nearest bobsled, remain seated, and enjoy the Wildest Ride in the Alps!

54 MINJUN 15
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The Matterhorn Bobsleds

Storybookland Canal Boats

On this quaint little episode, Alex is joined by Harrison Ownbey, original co-host of the Backside of Water Podcast, as Annie Ruygt is on a well deserved vacation in Europe. Together these two hosts get small and take a nostalgic journey through the history of the larger-than-life (in a small scale kind of way) attraction beloved by all, The Storybookland Canal Boats. This is an episode you surely don't want to miss!! And be sure to stick around after the episode for a gag reel peek behind the things that get cut out of a Backside of Water episode. - Please be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook by searching for the Backside of Water Podcast!

29 MINAPR 27
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Storybookland Canal Boats

Dumbo The Flying Elephant

Come one, come all, to the greatest episode about Dumbo under the big top! Join us as Annie and Alex explore the vibrant stories behind both the film version and the iconic attraction that is one of the main staples of Fantasyland. So sit back, grab a box of circus peanuts and set your eyes to the skies as the Dumbo The Flying Elephant episode soars to new heights!

45 MINMAR 25
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Dumbo The Flying Elephant

Bonus Episode! The Society Of Explorers & Adventurers (A BSOW Radio Theater Presentation)

On this bonus, dual release episode, Alex Stewart is joined by Freddy Martin as the two explore the mystery behind one of Disney's largest and most elaborate mega-themes, The Society of Explorers & Adventurers. Along the journey, Freddy and Alex attempt to solve another mystery surrounding a person name Richard Quartermaine Muntz. This episode serves as a teaser of sorts, displaying quality and kind of content you can expect over at our sister podcast, Did You Know Disney. You can hear episodes like this one and others by subscribing to the Did You Know Disney Podcast. So, grab your Tiger Tails and your secret medallions and strap in for a fully produced audio adventure!

45 MINFEB 15
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Bonus Episode! The Society Of Explorers & Adventurers (A BSOW Radio Theater Presentation)

Casey Jr. Circus Train

On this exciting episode of the show, Annie must break Alex out of his holding cell at the IPAC before a horrific fate befalls him. The hosts then transport us back to the year 1955 and walk through initial test and failure of Casey Jr.'s Circus Train. They then discuss the lasting appeal of the Circus trains and explore whether or not the Train will have a continued lasting presence. Needless to say, a lot is covered in this episode!! So grab your bag of circus peanuts and a pair of headphones, and give a listen to the latest episode of The Backside of Water!

32 MINFEB 6
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Casey Jr. Circus Train

The Mad Tea Party Teacups

We're all mad for the teacups in this episode! Annie and Alex explore the history and stories behind one of the most stomach-churning yet beloved attractions in the park. Enjoy!

39 MINJAN 24
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The Mad Tea Party Teacups

Jungle All The Way: A Backside Of Water Christmas Special

Annie and Alex visit Disneyland to try to capture a little Christmas magic but end up going on the musical holiday adventure of a lifetime in this fully produced original story! From us to you, Happy Holidays.

32 MIN2018 DEC 16
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Jungle All The Way: A Backside Of Water Christmas Special

Latest Episodes

Mickey's Toon Town

On this very special, AND very lengthy episode Alex is joined for the first time by newest co-host, Freddy Martin to discuss the amazingly rich and intricate history of Mickey's Toon Town. Join Freddy and Alex as they discuss the fantastic story that frames the narrative around that area of the park, the rise and fall of Michael Eisner, early land concepts including Roger Rabbit's Hollywood, and more! Alex even tries his hand at some armchair Imagineering at the end of the episode. It is a pleasure to have Freddy on board and we eagerly await Annie's return from the past with Dr. Sneck!

97 MIN1 days ago
Comments
Mickey's Toon Town

It's A Small World Part II

In part II of our thrilling conclusion of the story of the iconic attraction It's A Small World, Alex and Annie find themselves perusing the show room floor of The Happiest Exhibit That Ever Sailed. This exhibit showcases the most precious and rare It's A Small World artifacts from the 1964 World's Fair. As they explore the artifacts and share some great tidbits, they uncover a mystery so big that only one person can be behind it! A very special thanks to Michael Mulligan for joining us on this episode.

46 MINSEP 9
Comments
It's A Small World Part II

It's A Small World Part I

Set sail with Alex and Annie as they navigate the rich history behind one of the most beloved attractions in Disney history! On this Part I episode our two hosts explore the story of the 1964-1965 World's Fair, the very fair that It's A Small World was created for. You will learn about Walt's Disney's heavy involvement in the creation of the most memorable attractions at the Fair outside of just It's A Small World. For Disney history fans, this episode is one you will be sure you don't want to miss! So grab your life preserver, your sea sickness pills, and climb aboard as we explore the amazing story behind It's A Small World!

63 MINAUG 1
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It's A Small World Part I

The Matterhorn Bobsleds

On this snowcapped episode, Annie and Alex explore the vast and varied history of the first mountain to grace the Happiest Place On Earth, The Matterhorn. On this episode the hosts explore the inspiration behind the attraction as well as some wonderful tidbits that will help you see the Matterhorn in a new light the next time you visit the park. So hop into the nearest bobsled, remain seated, and enjoy the Wildest Ride in the Alps!

54 MINJUN 15
Comments
The Matterhorn Bobsleds

Storybookland Canal Boats

On this quaint little episode, Alex is joined by Harrison Ownbey, original co-host of the Backside of Water Podcast, as Annie Ruygt is on a well deserved vacation in Europe. Together these two hosts get small and take a nostalgic journey through the history of the larger-than-life (in a small scale kind of way) attraction beloved by all, The Storybookland Canal Boats. This is an episode you surely don't want to miss!! And be sure to stick around after the episode for a gag reel peek behind the things that get cut out of a Backside of Water episode. - Please be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook by searching for the Backside of Water Podcast!

29 MINAPR 27
Comments
Storybookland Canal Boats

Dumbo The Flying Elephant

Come one, come all, to the greatest episode about Dumbo under the big top! Join us as Annie and Alex explore the vibrant stories behind both the film version and the iconic attraction that is one of the main staples of Fantasyland. So sit back, grab a box of circus peanuts and set your eyes to the skies as the Dumbo The Flying Elephant episode soars to new heights!

45 MINMAR 25
Comments
Dumbo The Flying Elephant

Bonus Episode! The Society Of Explorers & Adventurers (A BSOW Radio Theater Presentation)

On this bonus, dual release episode, Alex Stewart is joined by Freddy Martin as the two explore the mystery behind one of Disney's largest and most elaborate mega-themes, The Society of Explorers & Adventurers. Along the journey, Freddy and Alex attempt to solve another mystery surrounding a person name Richard Quartermaine Muntz. This episode serves as a teaser of sorts, displaying quality and kind of content you can expect over at our sister podcast, Did You Know Disney. You can hear episodes like this one and others by subscribing to the Did You Know Disney Podcast. So, grab your Tiger Tails and your secret medallions and strap in for a fully produced audio adventure!

45 MINFEB 15
Comments
Bonus Episode! The Society Of Explorers & Adventurers (A BSOW Radio Theater Presentation)

Casey Jr. Circus Train

On this exciting episode of the show, Annie must break Alex out of his holding cell at the IPAC before a horrific fate befalls him. The hosts then transport us back to the year 1955 and walk through initial test and failure of Casey Jr.'s Circus Train. They then discuss the lasting appeal of the Circus trains and explore whether or not the Train will have a continued lasting presence. Needless to say, a lot is covered in this episode!! So grab your bag of circus peanuts and a pair of headphones, and give a listen to the latest episode of The Backside of Water!

32 MINFEB 6
Comments
Casey Jr. Circus Train

The Mad Tea Party Teacups

We're all mad for the teacups in this episode! Annie and Alex explore the history and stories behind one of the most stomach-churning yet beloved attractions in the park. Enjoy!

39 MINJAN 24
Comments
The Mad Tea Party Teacups

Jungle All The Way: A Backside Of Water Christmas Special

Annie and Alex visit Disneyland to try to capture a little Christmas magic but end up going on the musical holiday adventure of a lifetime in this fully produced original story! From us to you, Happy Holidays.

32 MIN2018 DEC 16
Comments
Jungle All The Way: A Backside Of Water Christmas Special