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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 Back Side Of Water Podcast

11
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54
Plays
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A podcast that delves into the rich history, awesome stories, and fascinating details behind your favorite Disneyland Attractions.

Latest Episodes

Bonus Episode: The Society of Explorers & Adventurers: A Deeper Dive

In this special bonus episode, join Alex, Annie, and Freddy as they go on a thrilling worldwide adventure to uncover even more secrets of Disney's most famous and infamous secret organization, The Society Of Explorers and Adventurers. A very special thank you to our good friend Mike Mulligan (@captaincosplay) for the use of his amazing vocal talent and hard work on this episode. So, grab your nearest fez, pour yourself a nice beverage, and enjoy this latest episode of the Backside Of Water

50 minFEB 28
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Bonus Episode: The Society of Explorers & Adventurers: A Deeper Dive

Special Announcement: Win Tickets To The Live Taping Of The Backside of Water

On Sunday March 1st, 2020 we are going to be recording a live taping of The Backside of Water and Did You Know Disney in Anaheim, CA at 7:30pm. This special bonus episode will center around what Disneyland means to us, not just the hosts, but for those attending the event. That’s right, you’ll also have the opportunity to share your thoughts and memories about The Happiest Place On Earth alongside us. Of course there’s no pressure to share if you’d rather just enjoy the taping instead. The Did You Know Disney episode that will be recorded that night will focus on the wonders of Adventureland! As an added bonus, the very talented tiki/mid-century artist Trevor Kelly as well as Jungle Cruise artist and historian Dr. David Marley will have a specially curated collection of Jungle Cruise and tiki themed merchandise that can be purchased at the event as well!! Jump on to Instagram and Facebook and see more details on how to score two tickets to this event!

4 minFEB 7
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Special Announcement: Win Tickets To The Live Taping Of The Backside of Water

Donald's Boat

All aboard, who're coming aboard! In this episode, Freddy, Annie, and Alex board Donald's boat to explore the fun and fancy free of this quaint little barge. They discuss the interesting curios aboard the boat as well as the interesting history behind Donald Duck and his family tree. Freddy also shares a very touching story about his connection with his dad and Donald. So, grab your sunscreen and Dramamine and set sail with us aboard Donald Duck's boat.

29 minJAN 21
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Donald's Boat

The Case Of The Purloined Parrots: A Very Tiki Holiday Special

Join Alex and Freddy in this fully immersive holiday adventure as they seek to save the Tiki Room's tiki birds from an uncertain future while Annie and Dr. Sneck struggle to get back from the past. A very happy holidays to you, our wonderful listeners. Thanks for a great year of exploring the rich history behind our favorite Disney attractions with us. We look forward to another year of deep dives, dad jokes, and everything in between. We wish you and yours a very merry and bright holiday season and we'll see you in the new year!

40 min2019 DEC 5
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The Case Of The Purloined Parrots: A Very Tiki Holiday Special

Goofy's House

Join Freddy and Alex as they explore the first house in ToonTown's quiet suburbs. In this episode the hosts explore the amazing history of the iconic character of Goofy as well as the history of his house. This is an episode you really won't want to miss!

49 min2019 NOV 19
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Goofy's House

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 min2019 OCT 15
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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 min2019 SEP 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 min2019 AUG 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 min2019 JUN 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 min2019 APR 27
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Storybookland Canal Boats

Latest Episodes

Bonus Episode: The Society of Explorers & Adventurers: A Deeper Dive

In this special bonus episode, join Alex, Annie, and Freddy as they go on a thrilling worldwide adventure to uncover even more secrets of Disney's most famous and infamous secret organization, The Society Of Explorers and Adventurers. A very special thank you to our good friend Mike Mulligan (@captaincosplay) for the use of his amazing vocal talent and hard work on this episode. So, grab your nearest fez, pour yourself a nice beverage, and enjoy this latest episode of the Backside Of Water

50 minFEB 28
Comments
Bonus Episode: The Society of Explorers & Adventurers: A Deeper Dive

Special Announcement: Win Tickets To The Live Taping Of The Backside of Water

On Sunday March 1st, 2020 we are going to be recording a live taping of The Backside of Water and Did You Know Disney in Anaheim, CA at 7:30pm. This special bonus episode will center around what Disneyland means to us, not just the hosts, but for those attending the event. That’s right, you’ll also have the opportunity to share your thoughts and memories about The Happiest Place On Earth alongside us. Of course there’s no pressure to share if you’d rather just enjoy the taping instead. The Did You Know Disney episode that will be recorded that night will focus on the wonders of Adventureland! As an added bonus, the very talented tiki/mid-century artist Trevor Kelly as well as Jungle Cruise artist and historian Dr. David Marley will have a specially curated collection of Jungle Cruise and tiki themed merchandise that can be purchased at the event as well!! Jump on to Instagram and Facebook and see more details on how to score two tickets to this event!

4 minFEB 7
Comments
Special Announcement: Win Tickets To The Live Taping Of The Backside of Water

Donald's Boat

All aboard, who're coming aboard! In this episode, Freddy, Annie, and Alex board Donald's boat to explore the fun and fancy free of this quaint little barge. They discuss the interesting curios aboard the boat as well as the interesting history behind Donald Duck and his family tree. Freddy also shares a very touching story about his connection with his dad and Donald. So, grab your sunscreen and Dramamine and set sail with us aboard Donald Duck's boat.

29 minJAN 21
Comments
Donald's Boat

The Case Of The Purloined Parrots: A Very Tiki Holiday Special

Join Alex and Freddy in this fully immersive holiday adventure as they seek to save the Tiki Room's tiki birds from an uncertain future while Annie and Dr. Sneck struggle to get back from the past. A very happy holidays to you, our wonderful listeners. Thanks for a great year of exploring the rich history behind our favorite Disney attractions with us. We look forward to another year of deep dives, dad jokes, and everything in between. We wish you and yours a very merry and bright holiday season and we'll see you in the new year!

40 min2019 DEC 5
Comments
The Case Of The Purloined Parrots: A Very Tiki Holiday Special

Goofy's House

Join Freddy and Alex as they explore the first house in ToonTown's quiet suburbs. In this episode the hosts explore the amazing history of the iconic character of Goofy as well as the history of his house. This is an episode you really won't want to miss!

49 min2019 NOV 19
Comments
Goofy's House

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 min2019 OCT 15
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 min2019 SEP 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 min2019 AUG 1
Comments
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 min2019 JUN 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 min2019 APR 27
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Storybookland Canal Boats

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