Podcast Episodes

Disney Family Memories: Stories from the 1964 World’s Fair, Walt Disney World, and Disneyland

Disney vacations in my family are a tradition, a legacy that began long before I was born. Since the time my parents were young children, they have been visiting Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and even the 1964 World’s Fair. After I was born, my family continued the tradition of visiting the Disney Parks and Resorts, […]

A Tribute to Disney Cast Members

If you’ve been to any Disney Park or Resort, you know that Disney Cast Members are the ones who truly make the magic. From designing and building the places we know and love to operating and maintaining those Disney places on a daily basis, both on stage interacting with Guests and behind the scenes, Cast […]

Rolly Crump: Disney Legend, Imagineer, Animator (Episode 90)

Rolly Crump is a retired Walt Disney Imagineer, Disney Animator, and Disney Legend who began at The Walt Disney Studios in 1952. After working on classic films like Peter Pan, 101 Dalmatians, and Sleeping Beauty, Rolly was recruited by Walt Disney to join WED Enterprises (now called Walt Disney Imagineering). From 1959 until the early […]

ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter

The most terrifying attraction to ever be constructed at the Disney Parks, and perhaps the most controversial, was the ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter. Replacing Mission to Mars at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Alien Encounter had a soft opening in December 1994 and officially opened in June 1995. For the next 8 years, Alien […]


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Matthew Krul

Matthew Krul, the founder and host of Imagineer Podcast, is a lifelong fan and historian of all things Disney (since his first trip to Walt Disney World as an infant) and a former Cast Member of the Walt Disney Company. After working at the Disney Store in 2006, Matt went on to complete an internship at Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 2007 as part of the Disney College Program. Matt also participated in a Disney Professional Internship in 2014, working with the Marketing Strategy team at Disney Vacation Club. Matt now lives in the New York City area with his wife and family as a Digital Marketing Manager. As an annual passholder, he makes frequent trips to Walt Disney World and the occasional pilgrimage to Disneyland. Matt has also visited Disneyland Paris and has stayed at almost every Walt Disney World Resort hotel. He founded the Imagineer Podcast in 2017 to share his love for all things Disney and to inspire generations to go after their dreams. Matt’s goal is to create happiness and build a positive community of Disney fans.

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