Journey to the Magic Podcast

Journey to the Magic

Journey to the Magic...The Official Walt Disney Travel Company Podcast is a brand-new, star-studded podcast hosted by Giovanna Fletcher about all the things that make Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris and Disney Cruise Line oh so magical!

During the six-part series, Giovanna and her guests relive their experiences at the Disney Parks, sharing their most magical memories. Giovanna will be joined by husband and Glitterball contender Tom Fletcher in episode one, whilst best friend and TV presenter Emma Willis is her guest for episode two, alongside a host of famous guests for the rest of the series.

Bonus Episode - Elkie's Top Tips

Series 1, Bonus Episode 2

Bonus Episode - Elkie's Top Tips

27th October 2021

More magic to your ears! Giovanna Fletcher is back with another round-up of best bits from series 1, featuring our resident expert and Disney Insider!

Elkie is on hand to share her top tips and expert advice for your Disneyland Paris, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disney Cruise Line holidays, all inspired by our celebrity guests' dream Disney days.

So whether you're looking for restaurant recommendations, handy apps and services, or how to get a high score on Toy Story Mania, this episode is packed full of helpful ideas on how to get the most out of your Disney holiday!

That's a wrap for series 1! Series 2, coming in 2022.

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Previous Episodes


Bonus Episode - Series 1 Best Bits

Series 1, Bonus Episode 1

Bonus Episode - Series 1 Best Bits

20th October 2021

All ears for more magic? Giovanna Fletcher is giving you an extra sprinkling of pixie dust with a round-up of some best bits from series 1!

It's a rollercoaster of laughter, tears and magical memories as Tom Fletcher, Emma Willis, Aston Merrygold, Davina McCall and Alison Hammond share their dream Disney days.

From Gi and Tom's trips with the in-laws, to Davina's longest-ever hug with Chewbacca and Alison's hilarious TV memories, you're sure to start reminiscing about (and planning!) your own Walt Disney World in Florida, Disneyland Paris and Disney Cruise Line holiday.

Make sure you stay tuned 'til the end for the ultimate Lightning McQueen quick-fire round!

That's a wrap for series 1! Series 2, coming in 2022.


50th Anniversary Special

Series 1, Episode 6

50th Anniversary Special

13th October 2021

In the final episode of the series, our attention turns to The World's Most Magical Celebration - the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

And who better to wow Giovanna with all the exciting things planned for this 18-month extravaganza than our resident Disney insider Elkie and star guest Dave Coombs, who is Director of Public Relations for Walt Disney World Resort.

Oh, and as they're all massive Star Wars fans, you'll learn about Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser - an out-of-this-world two-night immersive adventure touching down in Walt Disney World Resort in Spring 2022.


Alison Hammond

Series 1, Episode 5

Alison Hammond

6th October 2021

Lovable TV presenter Alison Hammond is the only one of our podcast guests to have visited Disneyland Paris, Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line.

She therefore has a whole host of magical memories to share, from being an honorary princess at Disneyland Paris, to sailing in the Med and the Caribbean aboard Disney Cruise Line and squeezing almost every last drop of orange juice out of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida!

Alison definitely knows her magic more than most, but our very own Disney expert, Elkie, thinks she might still like to learn about the amazing new features coming to the My Disney Experience App. Stay tuned until the end to find out more...


Davina McCall

Series 1, Episode 4

Davina McCall

29th September 2021

TV legend Davina McCall didn't watch her first Disney film until she was 35. Now she has a Disney-themed Christmas tree every year and a lanyard filled with Disney pins to remind her of her many Walt Disney World Resort in Florida adventures.

In this episode, Davina touches on how a Disney holiday can mean so much to so many people, and reveals which Star Wars Character gave her the best hug ever.

While on holiday, Davina always makes time for a 5k run in the morning. So with this in mind, resident Disney expert Elkie shows us how easy it is to keep fit and eat healthily at Walt Disney World.


Aston Merrygold

Series 1, Episode 3

Aston Merrygold

22nd September 2021

A true triple threat, musician, actor and dancer Aston Merrygold got his first taste of stardom as a seven-year-old Guest at, yes, you guessed it, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Since that unforgettable day on stage during Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, Aston has been back many times -especially at Halloween and to eat as many turkey legs as possible.

Yet despite his many visits, Aston hasn't had the chance to take his two little boys to any of the Disney Parks. So to help make sure their first Disney adventure goes as smoothly as one of Aston's dance moves, resident Disney expert Elkie has some top tips for trips with young children.


Emma Willis

Series 1, Episode 2

Emma Willis

15th September 2021

You may know Emma Willis as the face of The Voice, but to Giovanna, she's her Walt Disney World travel buddy.

Their families have shared many a magical moment exploring the Parks together and they can't wait to go back, all squeeze into a photo in front of Cinderella Castle and eat funnel cake for lunch every day!

Emma's a bit of a thrill-seeker who likes to take the day as it comes. Which isn't for everyone, including Giovanna! So if you love to plan your day ahead, stay tuned for Elkie's top tips at the end.


Tom Fletcher

Series 1, Episode 1

Tom Fletcher

8th September 2021

You'll struggle to meet a bigger Disney fan than Giovanna's husband, musician, singer, songwriter, composer, author and Disney pin collector Tom Fletcher.

Tom visited Walt Disney World Resort in Florida when he was 5 years old and has returned to the magic many, many times since - a lot of them with Giovanna!

So he has loads of magical stories and tips to share, including how he finally managed to earn a Galactic Hero sticker on Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin at Magic Kingdom Park.