The DisGeek Podcast - Your Guide to the Disneyland Resort

This episode, Jae gives us the lowdown on the Hungry Bear Restaurant. We take a visit the Main Street Newsstand, and give the latest crowd update in a new segment. We also have our Tip of the Week.
News

All-Nighter Kicks Off “Monstrous Summer” at Disneyland Resort.

Disneyland Gets Hit With DOSH Code Violations & Fines -

A few weeks ago Disney suddenly closed down Space Mountain, Matterhorn, and Soarin’ over California due to not passing DOSH inspections for worker safety.

The proposed penalties are nearly $235,000. Matterhorn and Soarin’ has since reopened but as of today, Space Mountain remains closed and not set to reopen until 4/24 (thursday so may be open by the time we record)1

I’m now reading that the DOSH now won’t allow train engineers to get water from the water tower of New Orleans Square station to power up the train?

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Getting Ready for Mickey and the Magical Map

Market House, and Disnyana is now officially closed and reopen as starbucks. 
With Disneyana now closed to become space for the expanded Market House, some key Disneyana offerings have been relocated to the relatively small Disney Gallery art shop space.

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A Fresh Take on Blue Bayou Menu Debuts Today at Disneyland Park

Delicious Ideas for Mother’s Day at the Disneyland Resort
It’s the one day of the year mom really shouldn’t have to cook. So, whisk her away like a Disney princess to one of these spots for a Mother’s Day meal to remember. The big event on May 12 is “Join Cinderella and Her Princess Friends for Disney’s Royal Buffet for Mother’s Day.” It’s an all-you-care-to-eat feast from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Disneyland Hotel Grand Ballroom, with visits by Cinderella and live musical entertainment.
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MouseInfo.com reports that a cancellation fee for dining and "transformation" experiences are coming - Beginning May 9 you could be charged a $10 cancellation fee (PER PERSON) if you don't cancel a Disneyland Resort restaurant/transformation reservation at least one day before the reservation. The policy begins for reservations on or after June 24.
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Droid Factory opens in Tomorrowland- You can now build your own custom Droid at the Droid Factory in Star Traders in Tomorrowland. Mix and match parts and colors, even add Mickey Mouse ears! The cost is $12.95 for one and $19.95 for two purchased at the same time. Check out this link here:

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Feature - Jae’s Hungry Bear Review (http://diningatdisney.com/review-hungry-bear-restuarant/)

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Tip of the Week

Looking for a sweet snack at DCA? Try the gourmet marshmallows at Trolley Treats. Flavors vary daily depending on the kitchen. Not sure if there is a way to check with Disney to see what will be offered during a particular day. I know Candy Kitchen has their own Hotline at (714) 781-0112

Anyhow, I have two tips about this place. First, Trolley Treats recently started selling smaller portions of their marshmallows. Normally they sell the flavors in a package of two large portions at $5.95. But you can get the smaller ones at the counter. I believe you have a choice of three for $4.95. Here is a list of flavors.

Campfire S’mores - Vanilla marshmallow on top of a crunchy graham cracker with a layer of chocolate between.

Banana Split - Banana Marshmallow with caramel, chocolate drizzle and cherry on top.

Luscious Lemon - Lemony flavored marshmallow with graham cracker crumbs and a lemon marmalade drizzle.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Madness - This is a peanut butter/chocolate flavored marshmallow with chocolate chips, chopped peanuts and peanut butter cookie crumbles.

Raspberry Chip - Raspberry infused marshmallow with semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Watermelon - Dual layered marshmallow in light green and pink. Flavored with watermelon and contains chocolate chips to look like seeds. This is my wife's favorite.

Nutmallow - Generous coating of chocolate on top of a vanilla marshmallow with walnuts.

During the Holidays they have peppermint and egg nog flavors. Last year they did not sell the peppermint. During our Holiday Tour, cast members told us that they were only giving them to guest on the tour. Not sure if it will change, but it was the best peppermint marshmallow I've ever tasted. Egg nog was good too, but could be better.

HERE'S THE SECOND TIP: Try to get the marshmallows from the back kitchen. Look at what they're making and ask the cast members if you can purchase a fresh marshmallow. They may be reluctant, but just ask nicely. This makes a HUGE difference in the flavor, especially with the S'mores. It's hard to tell how long some of the packages on the floor have been sitting there. With the S'mores, the graham cracker gets soft. When fresh, it's really crunchy. I'm assuming that's probably the case with the other marshmallows that have some type of pastry with it.

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