The DisGeek Podcast - Your Guide to the Disneyland Resort

In this episode the DisGeek crew talk about Disney California Adventure only Annual Passes being sold at Costco, The Main Street Electrical Parade returning, and the new parking structure themed to Star Wars?

Topics

Rumor: DCA only Annual Pass sold at Costco

Rumor: Pirates of the Caribbean Replacing Peter Pan when Fantasmic Returns

Main Street Electrical Parade Returns to Disneyland for a Limited Time

A 7-Story Parking Garage and Elevated Walkway is Coming to the Disneyland Resort

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The DisGeek Crew gets together at the Disneyland Resort during Friends of the Magic and discusses the latest and greatest news while in line at various attractions.

Original World of Color and Fantasy in the Sky Return in the Fall

In blog comments Disney also confirmed that Paint the Night will stop at the end of the 60th celebration.

Fantasmic!, Mark Twain, and the Disneyland Railroad reopens Summer 2017

Live Music Returns to the Tomorrowland Terrace Stage

Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout is coming to Disney California Adventure

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The DisGeek Podcast 121 - Pokémon Go Tips for Disneyland

In this episode we are grabbing our smartphone and playing Pokémon Go at Disneyland! Looking for the best tips and tricks to play this game? Then look no farther! This and the latest news to come out of the Disneyland Resort.

Note: We recorded this episode before the news of Guardians of the Galaxy - Breakout. We will discuss this in detail next episode.

NEWS

Big thanks to Jason for Donating a mic for Jess

Disneyland Turns 61!

New Starbucks at DTD

Halloween Time!

Disneyland Guests Get a Peek at Star Wars Land

D23 2017 Tix now available

Light up Singing Elsa Dress

MAIN TOPIC

Pokémon Go at Disneyland!

What is it? - alternate reality game that allows you to become a part of the Pokémon world. Catch Pokémon in the real world.

General Strategies

  • Walk around - don’t stay in one place
  • Visit heavily populated areas
  • Drop lures

Strategies for Disneyland

  • Visit different areas of the park - different Pokémon near water for example
  • Bring extra chargers with you - Disneyland kills your battery and the game kills it fast
  • Talk with fellow guests playing the game - many will tell you what they find and where
  • Get there fast! Pokémon leave quickly
  • When you see a large group of people just standing in an area, that is a good sign that a rare Pokémon is in the area!
  • Use your eggs frequently
  • Embrace the game - play with your family

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:04pm PDT

In this episode the DisGeek crew layout their favorite Disneyland Hacks. These little tips and tricks will make your stay better and save you a little money. We also talk about that 60th anniversary fireworks rumor and much more.

News

New rumor regarding 60th anniversary fireworks going away

Disney offering a ‘Frozen Live at the Hyperion’ Pre-Show packages.

Disney plans to add luxury hotel at Disneyland Resort

Main Topic

Our favorite Disneyland Hacks.

  • Buy disney gift cards at Target using the target Red Card. Save 5%! 5% doesn’t sound link much, but those gift cards are valid all over the place. Every little bit helps.

 

  • When you go to Indiana Jones, Haunted Mansion, or Pirates put your phone on Airplane mode. Those attractions go underground and your battery will drain faster looking for a signal.

 

  • Check all the wait times via the info boots or the Disneyland app - The app shows not only the wait time, but the fastpass return time as well.

 

  • Get free water - At a sit down restaurant. Like Pizza Port or Rancho. Grab a big cup and fill it with water at the soda dispenser. If you tell the cast member at the register it is water they will let your through. If you go to counter service and ask for a cup of ice water, they will give it to you, but it’s in a really small cups. On super hot days they actually have ice water ready for you. Also there are filtered water stations throughout the park if you want to fill out your water bottle (Pizza Port, Mint Julep bar and Rancho).

 

  • Haunted Mansion - Be the first out of the Stretching room. Look for the wall with a slight gap, that’s the elevator doors.

 

  • 2nd Rope Drop at fantasyland. - Stand in front of King Arthur Carrousel during the fireworks. Soon as it is over they drop that rope and boom, instant access to fantasyland attractions (peter pan, mr. toad, etc.)

 

  • Corn Dogs - You can get a corndog at the Stage Door Cafe, It’s the same as the Red Wagon and a little bit cheaper. If you get it ala carte it’s 5.99 (instead of 8.75 at the wagon)

 

  • Dole Whip line inside the Enchanted Tiki Room is ALWAYS much shorter.

 

  • Park on Berry Ave. - Closest neighborhood parking about 10 min walk or there is a shuttle at the Hotel Menage across the street.

 

Meet and greet with The DisGeek Podcast and the Earvengers at Walt Disney World.

Located at the Ale & Compass Lounge on Aug 27th at 6PM. Located at the Yacht Club Resort.

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In this episode we talk about the all new Shanghai Disneyland and the new attractions we have seen so far on video. We also talk about Frozen Live at the Hyperion, $1 popcorn, and babies.

News

Frozen Live at the Hyperion Opens

Annual Passholders Enjoy a Limited - Time Offer for $1.00 and $1.00 Sipper refills

Mad T has been replaced with Jammin’ in the Backlot.

The Skyway Chalet to be removed according to a permit.

Turtle Talk with Crush now features characters from Finding Dory.

Disney to Stop Printing Disney Dollars

Main Topic

Shanghai Disneyland soft opens

A few interesting stories that came out about shanghai.

Shanghai Disneyland etiquette guide

Wanda Group vows to stop disney

Food is to expensive

Map
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Attractions

Videos

First Look Soft Opening - This video was originally on YouKu, a chinese YouTube. It looks like it got taken down but luckily this guy took it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAC3xum58PY

Pirates of the Caribbean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TIklXtMDGk

Sorin’ Around the World - Taken from the above First Look Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1dBfyqnvy8

Tron Light Cycle Power Run
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdBjrURwg-Q

Peter Pan
https://youtu.be/oLUSi0bLFsk

Mickey’s Storybook Express
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuSeOyNJlTk

Shanghai Disneyland Once Upon A Time Adventure
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP-eZIt8s7U

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:26pm PDT

In this episode we list our top 5 favorite sounds from the Disneyland Resort. We also talk about Fastpass+, Sorin' Around the World, Tower of Terror, and more.

News

Autopia Reopens at Disneyland

Soarin’ Around the World Takes Flight at Disney California Adventure this Summer

Fastpass+ setting up?

Alice through the looking glass preview at Sunset Showcase Theater

Paradise Garden Grill Closed

“Penny” the elephant from Gibson Girl Ice Cream is back in Adventureland. Above the Tropical Imports store outside the Jungle Cruise.

Main Topic
Top 5 Sounds at the Disneyland Resort

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Category:podcast, Disneyland, Disney California Adventure -- posted at: 9:31pm PDT

The DisGeek Podcast 117 - Food and Wine Festival

In this episode talk Food and Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure. We go into detail, and guide you through the different food booths and what they have to offer as well as review some of the items we tried.

News

Star Wars Land Breaks Ground

Tom Staggs Stepping Down

Phones are the new Magic Bands

Marvel Characters Change Meet Locations

Zootopia Characters now Appearing in DCA

Wizarding World of Harry Potter is officially open

Main Topic
Guide to Food and Wine

Festival Marketplace - Located in the parade route between Carthay Circle and Paradise Pier. The setup is more like what they do in Epcot rather what they have done in the past in Anaheim.

Each Booth includes a nice seating area and carries it’s own theme with unique food and drink options.

Booths and signature item include:

LAstyle - Chilled Ahi Poke - $7.00
The Vineyard - Assorted Wines
Wine Country - Zinfandel-Braised Wagyu Beef $8.00
¡Viva Fresca! - Fried Shrimp Taco - $6.50
Gold Rush - Triple Cheese Mac with Smoked Chicken - $6.00
The Brewhouse - Assorted Beer
The Farm - Grilled Beef Tenderloin Slider - $7.75
By The Bay - White Cheddar Ale & Bacon Soup - $5.50

Some of the quick service restaurants also have new menu items for Food and Wine including Pacific Wharf Cafe, Cocina Cucamonga, Lucky Fortune Cookery, and Wine Country Trattoria. I think Carthay Circle has something going on as well. Like an added item on the menu. But what it is just depends on when you go.

Celebrity Kitchen
- Hard ticket events located inside Stage 17. Prices start at $99 and there is a special AP VIP Experience that includes autographs, priority seating, and a gift. Those are $149 plus tax. Schedule and reservations can be made at the Disneyland Website.

Wine, Beer and Spirit seminars - Held at the Sonoma Terrace. Limited to 75 people per class. Cost $15.00. Schedule and reservations can be made at the Disneyland Website.

Culinary Demonstrations - Located at the Backlot Stage in Hollywood Land. Free, Standing room only and no samples or tastings.

Lifestyle Seminars - Located at the Lifestyle Stage (Formally Mad T Party stage) - Free, Standing room only.

Festival Artists - Disney will feature more than a dozen artists during the Food & Wine Festival, with several debuting new product commissioned just for this event. You can meet the artists and purchase their creations during scheduled events each weekend of the Festival.

Video

In addition to these product releases, Disney is also featuring some of these artists on stage during the Food & Wine Festival. Visitors can watch the artists create new artwork at the Lifestyle Stage in Hollywood Land then meet them in person at Off the Page later in the day.

Mouseplanet has a schedule of who will be appearing at all of these events. Mouseplanet did a really good job of putting this all together.

One thing that is being offered to annual Passholders is a special Tasting Passport and a lounge to hang out in. This pass costs $39 bucks (down from $45) and gives you 6 tasting portions from the Festival marketplace booths not including alcohol. If you use it and get 6 of the most expensive items on the menus you have a few bucks. Pretty much every website says it is a rip off. Even after they lowered the price of it.

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The DisGeek Podcast 116 - Disney World on a Budget

Author Krystel Seijo from Planning the Magic joins us and we talk Disney World on a Budget. We also talk Tower of Terror rumors, Frozen, Food and Wine, and more! Jes Jones joins us as guest co-host.

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News
Padded Seating added to Matterhorn Bobsleds

Captain America and Spiderman coming to DCA

Guardians of the Galaxy overhaul coming to Tower of Terror (Rumor)

Frozen at the Hyperion opens May 27th

Complete Foodie Guide to Food and Wine at DCA

Why Disney Canceled One of its Most Popular Events.

Main Topic

Guest - Krystel Seijo from Planning the Magic

Ebook - Disney World on a Budget

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In this episode, we discuss Disneyland's new pricing, Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, and we remember and pay tribute to Disney Legend and first ever Disneyland President, Jack Lindquist.

News

Disney Parks Adopts Seasonal Pricing on One Day Tickets

DISNEYLAND BREAKDOWN

Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters Open March 7th

Food and Wine Coming to DCA

Mad T Party to Close

Disneyland’s 60th TV Special airs on ABC with a few new details about Star Wars Land

Feature

Remembering Jack Lindquist:
Jack Lindquist passes away at age 88

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Disney California Adventure turns 15! In this episode we talk about our top 5 favorate things about DCA.

News

Disney California Adventure Turns 15!

Harrison Ford to Unveil Star Wars Land on TV Special

Disneyland Moves its oldest building… The Pope House.

New Photopass Experiences

Universal Studios adopts “Demand Pricing”

Feature - Top 5 Favorite Things at DCA

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