The DisGeek Podcast - Your Guide to the Disneyland Resort

In this episode we remember the life of Annette Funicello. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand, Tip of the Week, and we have a voicemail.


The Voices of Liberty a cappella group quietly made its last Disneyland performance this past weekend at the Main Street Opera House. The amazing vocal group ended its West Coast run after nearly a year.

A new Dumbo popcorn bucket is now available for purchase on Main Street U.S.A. The bucket costs $12.00 and can be found at the popcorn cart located in Central Plaza.

OZ: The Great and Powerful 4D preview has been removed and Muppet Vision 3D has reopened at Disney California Adventure.

Limited Time Magic - Long Lost Friends Week April 8th - 14th

Disney Legend, Harrison “Buzz” Price to Receive Main St. Window - In July 1953, Walt hosted a party and discussed the Disneyland project with architects Charles Luckman, Welton Becket, and William Pereira. When the subject of where the park should go came up, Luckman suggested that Walt talk with Harrison “Buzz” Price. Price worked for the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) and had recently finished two site suitability studies for major corporations. This was the type of expertise that Walt needed. The next morning, Walt had Nate Winecoff call Price and put SRI under contract.

Over his long career, Buzz Price worked on an estimated three thousand economic feasibility studies. Most of those were in the leisure-recreation-attraction field. Price would go on to advise Walt and Roy on more than 150 projects. (Source: MiceChat)

Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries is Coming To Innoventions - Beginning April 13, Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries will give Disneyland park guests the chance to see Tony Stark’s Hall of Armor, featuring Iron Man suits Mark I-VII – the same suits featured in “Iron Man 3.” And you will even be able to virtually “suit up,” yourself! Through simulation technology, guests will be able to see what it’s like to operate the latest pieces of the Mark 42 Iron Man armor, even getting the chance to test out its infamous repulsor blasts. (Source: Disney Parks Blog)

Andy is not coming, he is in college! - It all started with a picture on the internet - if you yell “Andy’s coming” to the Toy Story walk around characters, they are suppose to stop and drop. Now, guests at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World are shouting this phrase over and over frustrating the character handlers.

Remembering Annette Funicello


AnneteConnection was her Charity for MS.  Please Donate.

Monkey's Uncle


She had taken charge of the 1980 Mouseketeer 25th Reunion Show, and had performed at Disneyland with her former colleagues.


Disneyland after Dark 1962 (7:48)



Voice Mails
Jeff and Coleen Roney

Tip of the week
Where to find extra underwear?



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