The DisGeek Podcast - Your Guide to the Disneyland Resort

In our final episode of 2011 we look back at all the cool events that happened at the Disneyland Resort this past year.

NEWS

Beware! Parks may hit capacity this weekend http://ocresort.ocregister.com/2011/12/16/beware-tourists-disney-parks-could-reach-capacity/105894/

Disneyland We will start seeing some wall pop up on Main Street. The Carnation Cafe will reclaim the space currently occupied by the Blue Ribbon Bakery and once again offer indoor dining in addition to its open-air patio.

The Blue Ribbon will disappear completely starting January 5, with the new Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe at the end of Main Street taking over the bakery duties. Next door, the Gibson Girl will also close to receive a remodel that will address the crowd-flow issues that this popular location deals with. With the Blue Ribbon Bakery closing and becoming space for sit-down dining, the Gibson Girl's overflow queue can no longer extend into the Blue Ribbon's space.

Meanwhile at the end of Main Street, the former Plaza Pavilion is just about ready to reopen as the new Mary Poppins-themed Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe. The new location will offer the line-up of baked goods and coffee drinks currently available at the Blue Ribbon Bakery along with new signature entrees including hot sandwiches and fresh salads. The new Jolly Holiday marquee went up last week and looks quite similar to the old Plaza Pavilion signage.

DCA Carlsand looks fantastic. Over at the Fly and Buy retail location in Condor Flats, the gas pumps were remove and replace with new ones. The old ones had a dirty abandoned look to them where as the new pumps have a clean and 1930’s style look to them. Feature - A look back (from our perspective)

  • Disney Chanel Rocks!
  • CALIFORNIA letters in front of DCA GONE
  • We Reviewed TRON Legacy
  • "Family Fun Weekends" at Disneyland January 14 to March 6
  • Fiesta Disneyland, Kickin' Country Weekend, Character Fan Days, Lunar New Year Festival, and Mardi Gras!
  • The Magic, The Memories, and You opens
  • World of Color Celebrates 500 performances
  • Disney Wonder Arrives in LA
  • Disney Jr. Opens on March 25th at DCA
  • elecTRONica extended through Labor Day
  • DCA Turns 10!
  • Disney guests trade Gowalla coins for real ones
  • Disney Teaming Toy Story Stars Tom Hanks And Tim Allen For 'Jungle Cruise'
  • Talking Mickey Tests Continue at ToonTown
  • DCA Animation Building screens reopen.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides Preview opens
  • World of Color added an expanded Pirates of the Caribbean scene
  • BlackBeard now appears in Pirates
  • Maliboomer Park opens
  • Mary Blair Tribute at Disney Gallery opens
  • Disneyland’s Wally Boag Dies at Age 90
  • Disneyland’s Betty Taylor at Age 91
  • NewPool area, Tangarora Terrace, and Trader Sams now open
  • Mission Tortilla is Officially Closed
  • Star Tours, Little Mermaid, and Mickey Soundsational Parade
  • Matt Ouimet Named President of Cedar Fair
  • ElecTRONica Extends to Spring 2012
  • All New LaserMan Show (LASERMAN: R3CONF1GUR3D!)
  • Meg Crofton named President of operations in the U.S. and France.
  • Corn Dog Castle Reopens
  • Goofys Sky School opens
  • Paradise Garden Dining area opens with Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta and Paradise Garden and Grill.
  • Pan Pacific DCA Gates open
  • The AP Processing Centers in DL (Plaza Pavilion) and DCA (Greetings) have closed. Rumors of some Mary Poppins bakery! Crazy!
  • D23 Expo!
  • Disneyland to create Fantasy Faire at Carnation Plaza Gardens
  • Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom has been announced
  • Plaza Pavilion is now behind walls to begin it’s transformation in Jolly Holiday Bakery
  • Halloween Time and Mickey’s Halloween Party
  • Pirates is closed for a lengthy referb. (Reminds me, it’s open again!)
  • The Top CUPOLA Topper has been attached to the Carthay Circle Theatre
  • Carthy Circle Signage appears on “Pump House”.
  • Steve Jobs Passes away
  • The Magic, Memories, and You now features a Holiday Version.
  • The Harbor Blvd. Archway is GONE
  • "All Aboard... A Grand Circle Tour of the Trains of Disney." Is now open at the Disney Gallery
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is coming to Hollywood!
  • Kinect Disneyland Adventures is now available
  • The Ghirardelli Chocolate shop and soda fountain is officially coming to DCA.

And that pretty much covers it. Tip of the Week w/ TommyPix Special Unofficial Days at Disneyland

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We celebrate our 1 year anniversary and Paul can't get a candy cane.

News

Universal Studios
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is coming to Hollywood!  BUT with such great news comes disappointment.  They will be closing JAWS in Orlando to make way for a unannounced new attraction.  Probably Transformers.

Disneyland

Happy Birthday Walt! Yesterday 110 Years Old!

Candlelight Ceremony at Disneyland Last Weekend

Kinect Disneyland Adventures is now available

Metacritic Review - 75

Mickey Mouse Turns 83

Star Tours will be updated in Disneyland Tokyo

Hong Kong’s Disneyland opens Toy Story Land

DCA

The Ghirardelli Chocolate shop and soda fountain is officially coming to DCA in place of the old mission tortilla factory. And from what I hear, there will be free samples.

World of Color now features a pre-show featuring Wane and Lanny two elves from ABC's hit animated holiday special "Prep & Landing."

New shade awnings were installed last week on the ends of the new Pan Pacific Auditorium-themed entrance turnstiles.

Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates is now a walk around character.
http://www.ocregister.com/news/jake-328119-disney-character.html

Feature - Our One Year Anniversary!

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Following our interview on WDW Tiki Room, Daniel and Paul keep the Disneyland Vs. Walt Disney World debate going!  Plus Main Street Newsstand and Tip of the Week that is sweet!

News
Disneyland
Christmas is HERE. Christmas has officially started. So now is the time to see It’s a small world Holiday, A Christmas Fantasy Parade, and the return of Believe In Holiday Magic Fireworks spectacular.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dining
http://travel.usatoday.com/alliance/destinations/mouseplanet/post/2011/11/Disneyland-Resort-Update/564947/1

Toon Town Christmas Trees look like crap! WTF? (Disney actually released a PRESS RELEASE about these trees!!)
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/mickey-mouse-gets-a-toon-themed-tree-for-the-holidays-as-disneyland-resort-celebrates-the-season-beginning-nov-14-2011-11-07

really?

Really?

REALLY?

Pics from MiceChat.

The Magic, Memories, and You now features a Holiday Version. So Check that out.

The Harbor Blvd. Archway is GONE

"All Aboard... A Grand Circle Tour of the Trains of Disney." Is now open at the Disney Gallery

DCA
The new Carthay Circle Redline "Stop" and info center was unveiled this week. This is also known as the PUMP HOUSE! I found out what this is. It’s just a small little building to hide the pump to the fountain that will be in the center of Buena Vista Street. There is a little info booth there as well.

James Cameron was snooping around DLR.
http://www.diszine.com/content/james-cameron-visits-the-disneyland-resort-for-avatar-land-inspiration

Phineas and Ferb Dance party show gets a little christmas makeover.

Feature - A fun article to talk about
5 Things Disneyland has over Disneyworld
http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2011/11/five_things_disneyland_has_ove.php

Tip of the Week
Candy cane time again

If your holiday tradition includes a trip to Disneyland for one of its famous fresh-made candy canes, here are the dates and details you'll need to start making plans for 2011. The first batch of fresh candy canes will be made at the Candy Palace on Main Street, U.S.A. on November 30. The candy cane schedule usually begins the day after Thanksgiving, but with an early holiday this year the park seems to be waiting a week, but adding an extra day in December. The full schedule is:
Wednesday, November 30
Friday, December 2
Tuesday, December 6
Friday, December 9
Monday, December 12
Friday, December 16
Wednesday, December 21

Last year the candy canes cost $9.95 each, and were limited to two per person. We expect pricing and limits to be similar this year. Disneyland usually makes two—sometimes three—batches a day, but the number of candy canes in each batch can vary based in temperature and humidity. The typical batch yields fewer than 90 canes. If Disneyland follows the normal operating pattern, tickets will be distributed at the Candy Palace at park opening each day, with the first batch of candy canes usually available to purchase about one hour after the official park opening time. The second and third batches are usually ready 90-minutes to two hours apart.

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This episode Daniel reviews, "In Service to the Mouse" by Jack Lindquist.  Daniel and Paul also discuss the latest happenings at the Disneyland Resort plus Tommy has our Tip of the Week!

News

New Ticket and Hotel Deals at the Disneyland Resort
http://www.disgeek.com/new-disneyland-resort-ticket-and-hotel-deals

Talking Mickey testing at WDW

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/10/mickey-tests-some-magic-words-at-walt-disney-world/

An INSDIE look at Buena Vista Street
http://www.disgeek.com/an-inside-look-at-buena-vista-street-at-disney-california-adventure-park

Wall-E Perfect replacement for Captin Eo
http://www.examiner.com/adventure-parks-in-los-angeles/wall-e-perfect-replacement-for-captain-eo-at-disneyland

John Lasseter Gets a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
http://thedisneyblog.com/2011/10/31/john-lasseter-talks-wine-gets-hollywood-star/

Google Doodle Honors 100th Birthday of Mary Blair
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2395079,00.asp#fbid=mmz-g5LhBgz

LEAD in Disneyland?
http://www.diszine.com/content/environmental-advocacy-groups-accuse-disneyland-of-using-unsafe-levels-of-lead

Cars Ride Testing
http://ocresort.ocregister.com/2011/10/21/cars-land-ride-testing-california-adventure/92303/

Xmas Decorations already going up at disneyland - Castle has snow on it. Netting for xmas lights on tress around the hub area, lights are being installed on IASW, ornaments and other decorations appearing at NOS.

REFERBS

Disneyland Park

Disneyland Monorail: Running on a shortened schedule due to Buena Vista Street construction. Monorail opens late at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. Monorail operates normally Saturday and Sunday.

"it's a small world": Closed through November 10 to install holiday overlay.

Pirates of the Caribbean and Blue Bayou Restaurant: Closed through November 23 for refurbishment.

Disney California Adventure

It's Tough to be a Bug! Closed through November 11 for refurbishment.

Toy Story Midway Mania! Closed November 15 — 17 for refurbishment.

Buena Vista Street: Re-themed main entrance including new Red Car Trolley attraction are under construction through summer 2012.

Feature: Book Review - In Service to the Mouse by Jack Lindquist

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Daniel and Paul takes a look at what on the Drawing Board and talk Buena Vista Street.  Plus a visit to the Main Street Newsstand and we have our Tip of the Week.  Finally Paul rants on about Cinderella.

News Turkey Day Reservations Open at Disneyland Resort
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/10/turkey-day-reservations-open-at-disneyland-resort/

DISNEYLAND
CHOC Walk draws 14,000 to Disneyland http://www.ocregister.com/news/choc-322266-disney-disneyland.html

Refurbs

  • Main Street Photos Refurb is complete
  • Walls are up at Plaza Pavilion to transform it into Jolly Holiday Bakery
  • Walls are down at the Adventure Land Restrooms right across form Tiki Room. Rock are now a dark green color.
  • Pirates Referb continues. Tarps are up in front of what used to be the Disney Gallery. Pirates is set to reopen Nov 23rd.
  • It’s a Small World closed OCT 24 for set ip of the holiday version. Reopens NOV 10

Special Passholder Event at Disneyland (Event Happened) http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/10/rsvp-now-for-special-annual-passholder-event-at-disneyland-park/
Al Lutzs mentions this...About how Disney is trying to get passholders who don’t visit very often to come to events where Disney can test spending habits http://miceage.micechat.com/allutz/al092711a.htm

Disney Collection mimics Halloween’s Haunted Mansion http://www.ocregister.com/news/mansion-319327-sandahl-collection.html

DCA
Carthy Circle Signage appears on “Pump House”.
Parade Lighting fixtures and speakers are popping up near the Carthy Circle Theatre area.
Flying Carpet Flips During Aladdin Show at DCA http://www.ocregister.com/news/aladdin-318986-disney-performers.html
California Screaming has reopened with a new loop installed. It’s actually shaped a little different. Supposedly the old loop caused lots of stress on the ride and needed tons of upkeep. The new loop fixes this issue.

Blue Sky Cellar Reopened. They focus now on Buena Vista Street. This re-opening is what prompted me to do our on the drawing board feature. This exhibit shows off all of the concept art of the buildings, has these cool posters for the Red Car Trolley, Sorin’ over California, and Tower of Terror. So check it out next time you are in DCA.

RANDOM
Ryan Gosling on Conan http://justjared.buzznet.com/2011/09/20/ryan-gosling-talks-killer-cats-in-disneyland/ Flashmob marriage proposal at Downtown Disney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su1YLAjty-U Steve Jobs passes away

Feature - On The Drawing Board - Buena Vista Street Tip of the Week - Wi-Fi at DLR Hotels

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Daniel and Paul explore the 5 senses of New Orleans Square with our 5 Senses of Disneyland segment. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and as always we have our Tip of the Week.

News

DISNEYLAND
Halloween Time and Mickey’s Halloween Party (all decorations are UP)

Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy is now up

Haunted Mansion Holiday is now UP

Pirates is closed for a lengthy referb. Due to return November 23rd.

Disneyland Railroad - The Final Dino Scene has returned and the Steg and T-Rex look better than ever!

DCA
The Top CUPOLA Topper has been attached to the Carthay Circle Theatre and it is STUNNING.

California Screaming closed for referb. They REMOVED the loop and replaced it with a new one.

Feature
5 Senses of Disneyland - New Orleans Square

Tip of the Week w/ TommyPix

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In this episode Paul makes his triumphant return and we pay our respects to the Disneyland version of Carrousel of Progress. We also have the latest stories and Tommy's Tip of the Week.

News

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom has been announced

Disneyland’s Half Marathon was this last weekend

WonderCon moving to Anahiem - March 16 – 18, 2012

Matterhorn and Trazan’s Tree House has reopened.

Haunted Mansion is now closed to install Haunted Mansion Holiday. Should open Sept 15th.

ElecTRONica on Hiatus Until September 30th

Plaza Pavilion is now behind walls to begin it’s transformation in Jolly Holiday Bakery

Feature

Graveyard - Carousel of Progress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carousel_of_Progress
http://www.yesterland.com/progress.html

YouTube
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKz6qdexetY

Tommy’s Tip of the Week
Take a ride on the Lilly Belle
Paul’s Touch of Disneyness
Fantasmic!

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Daniel and Tommy visit the D23 Expo and share their experiences.

NEWS Side opening at DCA opened today
New Matterhorn Bobsleds vehicles offer lap bars, individual seats at Disneyland
Main Street USA Restaurants to Expand at Disneyland

D23 EXPO
Parks and Resorts Panel - They talked about, New FantasyLand in WDW, Carsland, Shanghai, Aulani, Disney Crusie Line But as far as disneyland changes go:
Disneyland to create Fantasy Faire at Carnation Plaza Gardens

The Stage that Walt Built

Carousel of Projects

A model of New Fantasyland and Storybook Circus is on display,

The model shows off the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Coaster, The Little Mermaid ride, Beast’s castle, and lots of Trees. Cars Land, with full size animated Cars characters and ride vehicles on display, including Radiator Springs Racers and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree.

A model of Buena Vista St and the Carthay Circle Theater are also on display for the ongoing makeover of Disney California Adventure.

The Great Destini, an interactive Audio-Animatronics figure that runs completely on its own. Destini converses with guests, recognizing their words and facial patterns.

A VERY small model of Shaghi that didn’t really show much

Talking Mickey

Adventures by Disney, Aulani, DVC, Disney Cruise Lines represented as well.

Other Panels.. CarLand, Beuna Vista St, Voices of the Parks, Imagneers

Tip of the Week

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Join Daniel and guest host Tommy for a look at the Walt Disney Studios. We also talk D23 Expo and the latest news out of the Disneyland Resort.

News

Disneyland
The Matterhorn is still closed due to some referbs. Scheduled to reopen Sept 1st

The Finale of the Primeval World is Hidden by curtains as T-Rex is getting a referb

The AP Processing Centers in DL (Plaza Pavilion) and DCA (Greetings) have closed. Guests who purchase an AP now receive their AP right at the ticket gate and have the option of having their picture taken by photopass photographer in the parks or upload a photo from home.

It’s rumoured that the Plaza Pavilion will be the new home of the Blue Ribbon Bakery. It is said it will have a Mary Poppins Theme. (It will be funny to see if they have a Do Not Feed The Birds sign) It is also said that the current Blue Ribbon Bakery will be used as an indoor seating area for Carnation Cafe.

DCA
Golden Gate Bridge in DCA is pretty much gone now. Walls are up around the base.

Walls are up around the California Zephyer. The engine car of the train has been completely removed. Disney has donated the authentic train engine, along with other unique historical artifacts that were on display in the California Zephyr storefronts, to the Western Pacific Railroad Museum.

Condor Flats sign works! Used to spin, didn’t for awhile, not it spins again!

California Screaming Volleyed. It was due to a backpack falling off the when the the train hit the loop.
http://ocresort.ocregister.com/2011/07/23/backpack-closes-california-adventure-ride/82685/

DLR Special Offers
Through September 24, you can enjoy these great offers for Disneyland Resort hotel stays:
Save up to 30% for most Sunday – Thursday nights at a Disneyland Resort Hotel (for hotel stays from 8/14 – 10/01)*, or
Save up to $450 on a 4-night/3-day Disneyland Resort Vacation Package and receive one free Character Dining meal for each person in your party (for hotel stays from 8/14 – 9/28).*

See all of the details on these offers here.

D23 Expo Disneyland Related events
Friday Aug 19
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

HISTORY OF THE DISNEYLAND HOTEL
See vintage film footage, featuring Walt, the Mouseketeers, Annette Funicello, and more!
Stage 28

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m
THE MAKING OF THE LITTLE MERMAID — ARIEL'S UNDERSEA ADVENTURE
Imagineers Lisa Girolami, Larry Nikolai, and Chris Crump take you behind the scenes.
Stage 28

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WALT DISNEY PARKS AND RESORTS
Glimpse into some of the exciting projects currently underway at Disney's parks and resorts. Arena

Saturday Aug 20
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m
A GOOD LOOK AT BUENA VISTA STREET
Sneak a peek at the new entrance to Disney California Adventure with Imagineers.
Stage 28

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
LEGENDS OF WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING
Disney Legend Marty Sklar will lead a celebration of Imagineering careers and accomplishments. Stage 28

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
IMAGINEERING'S GUIDE TO CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
A panel of Imagineers discuss how they use storytelling and technology to make Disney magic. Stage 28

Sunday Aug 21
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
RADIATOR SPRINGS REALITY
Pixar's John Lasseter and Roger Gould join Imagineers for a sneak peek look at Cars Land.
Stage 23

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
THE MAKING OF STAR TOURS — THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE
Find out how Imagineers updated the attraction, hosted by Imagineering's Tom Fitzgerald.
Stage 23

See More at http://d23.disney.go.com/expo/schedule-events/index.html

And on the Floor - WALT DISNEY PARKS AND RESORTS
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts will be showcasing its "great big beautiful tomorrow" with a sneak peek at imaginative new experiences in the works for Disney parks around the world, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney and Disney Vacation Club.

Tommy's Video of the D23 Expo from 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlB1fKlyJyQ

Feature
Daniel’s Trip to the Walt Disney Studios

Tip of the Week w/Tommy
White River Snacks at Grand Californian Hotel

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In this episode Daniel and Paul visit the graveyard and pay respects to Flight to the Moon / Mission to Mars. Plus a visit to the Main Street Newsstand and our Tip of the Week.

News

Rene Zelwiger and John Stamos were spotted visiting disneyland together.

Disneyland Celebrated it’s 56th anniversary this past weekend.

http://youtu.be/a8ROGnywIhw

Pan Pacific DCA Gates are now open

According to the Disney parks Blog the Golden Gate Bridge on the monorail track is starting the process of being removed. In it’s place will be a replica of Glendale-Hyperion bridge. Shops and dining around sunshine plaza are set to close Aug 1st. So say goodbye to Engine Ears Toys, Bakers Field Bakery, and Bur-r-r bank Ice Cream. The entrance to these shops have a train facade (The California Zephyr). The shops on the other side of sunshine plaza, including Greetings from California and the candy shop also close in Aug.

Feature: Garveyard

Flight to the Moon / Mission to Mars http://www.yesterland.com/moonrocket.html

Tip of the Week

TommyPix - Other ligit ways to charge your stuff 

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<p>We&rsquo;ve got an official DisGeek Trip Report. &nbsp;Goofy s Sky School, Paradise Pier, 4th of July fireworks, and more. &nbsp;Plus Tip of the week and a visit to the Main Street Newsstand. Click More for full show notes.</p>

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<p><strong>News</strong></p>

<p><a href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/the-daily-disney/os-disney-executive-changes-20110705,0,6941221.story" target="_blank">Meg Crofton named President of operations in the U.S. and France.</a></p>

<p>Matterhorn Closes next week for a lengthy referb. &nbsp;Set to open in SEPT. &nbsp;Rumours say the bobsleads will receive lapbars.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/disney-prepping-adventure-movie-based-206982" target="_blank">Disney To make new movie based on Matterhorn</a></p>

<p><a href="http://www.scpr.org/news/2011/07/06/disneyland-rolls-out-new-audio-guide-blind-visitor/" target="_blank">Disney Rolls out new Audio Guides for the Visually Impaired</a></p>

<p>Listen to <a href="http://www.windowtothemagic.com/index.html" target="_blank">A Window to the Magic</a> #250 to get an idea on how this works.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.examiner.com/disney-travel-in-national/mickey-s-halloween-party-tickets-go-on-sale-at-disneyland" target="_blank">Tickets for Mickey&rsquo;s Halloween Party now on sale</a></p>

<p><a href="http://www.stitchkingdom.com/disney-halloween-disneyland-16796/" target="_blank">Some more details for Mickey&#39;s Halloween Party</a></p>

<p><a href="http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/06/disneyland-grad-nite-new-twists-on-a-50-year-tradition-coming-in-2012-and-2013/" target="_blank">Gradnight moves to DCA</a></p>

<p>Corn Dog Castle reopens</p>

<p><a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/disneyland/dining/menus-detail.cfm?restaurant.ID=544 " target="_blank">http://www.wdwinfo.com/disneyland/dining/menus-detail.cfm?restaurant.ID=544&nbsp;</a></p>

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<p><strong>Feature Trip Report</strong></p>

<p>Talk about Goofys Sky School</p>

<p>Redwood Creek Challenge Trail with the UP Characters. &nbsp;</p>

<p>Disneyland Hotel,&nbsp;</p>

<p>Tangaroa Terrece, Trader Sams,&nbsp;</p>

<p>Paradise Garden Dining area,&nbsp;</p>

<p>Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta</p>

<p>Paradise Garden and Grill.</p>

<p>What&rsquo;s with the walk around vendors selling ice cream and stuff? Were they always there?</p>

<p>4th of July Fireworks.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Star Tours randomness? &nbsp;50 something odd adventures? &nbsp;Out of 5 rides I saw the exact same things twice maybe 3 times.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.ocweekly.com/2011-06-30/food/trader-sams-enchanted-tiki-bar-tangaroa-terrace-disneyland-hotel-anaheim/" target="_blank">Trader Sams</a></p>

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Direct download: DisGeek_18.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:05am PST

Daniel and Paul gets some sense knocked into them as they talk the 5 senses of Fantasyland.  

News

Disney Park Blog announces 4th of July Entertainment

Matt Ouimet Named President of Cedar Fair

Pan Pacific Tarps now Removed but ground work continues

Cast Member Previews going on for Goofy’s Sky School

New Characters Coming to DCA

ElecTRONica Extends to Spring 2012

All New LaserMan Show (LASERMAN: R3CONF1GUR3D!)

Disneyland Resort Price Increases


Feature

5 Senses of Disneyland (Sight, Sound, Smell,  Tastes, Feeling)

 

Tip of the Week w/ Tommy Pix

 

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Direct download: DisGeek_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53pm PST

Summer Season at the Disneyland Resort has officially begun with the Soundsational Summer promotion.  Of course this means the opening of Star Tours: The Adventure Continues, The Little Mermaid: Arial's Undersea Adventure, Goofy’s Sky School, and Mickey’s Soundsational parade.  While Goofy’s is not quite ready for prime time yet, everything else is and we have seen it all.  So keep on listening and hear what we think of these new attractions.

News

Disneyland’s Wally Boag Dies at Age 90

Disneyland’s Betty Taylor at Age 91

Special Discounts for Southerns California Residents at Disneyland this Summer

New Updates Make Disneyland Hotel Better than Ever

E3 Microsoft Press Conference they announced “Disneyland Adventures” for Kinect

Mission Tortilla is Officially Closed.  Rumour has it that Ghirardelli’s (The Chocolate Company) will replace it. 

And of Course Star Tours, Little Mermaid, and Mickey Soundsational Parade now officially open.

Star Tours

On opening morning, the queue for the attraction stretched from the entrance of Tomorrowland, filled the central plaza and stretched down Main Street, U.S.A. Following the attraction's opening around noon, the line moved off Main Street, but still ranged between two to four hours throughout the day.

Little Mermaid

Also on Thursday, Disney officially opened the new Little Mermaid attraction in California Adventure. The event included a live performance by the voice of Ariel herself, Jodi Benson along with Sherie Rene Scott who portrays Ursula in Broadway's "The Little Mermaid" show. Also in attendance was the original voice of Ursula, actress Pat Carroll.

Following Thursday's grand opening, the rush to experience the new attraction was felt Friday morning as eager guests filled a massive extended queue that wound its way throughout Paradise Park, along Grizzly Trail and into the park's entryway, Sunshine Plaza.

Feature

Soundsational Summer is officially underway with Star Tours, Little Mermaid, and Mickey’s Soundsational parade now open.  We’ve seen it all and we will share our thoughts.

Paul Rode Star Tours again and Daniel got to ride 4 times.  Does the whole Multiple Destinations hold up?

Daniel and Paul's review of Little Mermaid - Arials Undersea Adventure.

Daniel and Pail’s review of Mickey Soundsational Parade.

Tip of the week with TommyPix. 

Places at the DL Resort to cool off

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Direct download: DisGeek_16.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:53pm PST

Daniel and Paul talk Star Tours baby!  Plus latest stuff going on at the resort and parking tips from TommyPix.  Just don't ask Paul to take your photo. You've been warned. 

News

Disney Soft Opens Star Tours Friday - 

Lines were around the 2 hour mark and the queue extended throughout Tomorrowland and around the Plaza Inn and the end of Main Street.

World of Color added an expanded Pirates of the Caribbean Scene with with material for the new film.  It replaces the Chernabog sequence.

Seating Area and the Information Booth in Sunshine Plaza is completely gone as that area in DCA continue to Transform in Buena Vista Street.

Blue Sky Updates include New Posters for Grizzly River Run, Little Mermaid, and Goofys Sky School

Goofy Sky School Some Animated billboards have gone up

Seaside Souvenirs has a new signage, popcorn lights, and a blue and white awnings.

Corn Dog Castle Reopens

Little Mermaid Walls are now down and cast member previews begin.

Tarps go up at Golden Horseshoe.  Looks like the building. 

Over at Disney Gallery the Mary Blair exhibit we talked about last time is now open

BlackBeard now appears in Pirates

StarTrader Reopens with new look and new star wars merch

Feature (sort of)

Daniel’s Trip report that is a comedy of errors.

Paul’s Trip Report and Star Tours Review

Tip of the week

@Tommypix tell us where we can park it.

May the Force be with you!

twitter - @disgeekpodcast - Follow or we'll send a sith lord to get you. And no, C3PO will not save you.

Direct download: DisGeek_15.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:19pm PST

In this episode Paul and Daniel take a look at what's on the Drawing Board.  This time it's Carsland! We also visit the Main Street News Stand and as always our Tip of the Week.  Click MORE for full show notes.

News

Disneyland Closes some attractions due to Pirates Premiere -

The closed features are: Sailing Ship Columbia, Mark Twain Riverboat, Tom Sawyer’s Island, Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes and the Fantasmic! show. The attractions are set to reopen May 12.


Other Attractions shops closed in may are: 

DL - Star Tours, Splash Mountain, Star Trader store, Gadget's Go Coaster ride, Stage Door Cafe and The Golden Horseshoe restaurant.

DCA - Mulholland Madness (Reopening as Goofy’s Sky School), and crews are converting a dining and shopping complex in the Paradise Pier area, which is expected to open this summer

http://ocresort.ocregister.com/2011/04/28/disneyland-closes-attractions-for-pirates-premiere/76491/

 

Disney sets up some new crowd control measures in Adventureland, NOS, and Frontierland due to pirate premiere.

The bridge over the Pirates of the Caribbean queue is divided for easier crowd flow.

 

Disney Blog gives us a look at Ariel’s Wedding Dress (probably to coincide with the Royal Wedding)

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/04/first-look-at-the-royal-wedding-dress-ariels-that-is/

 

Soundsational Sneak Peak - Last week disney filmed a commercial for Mickey’s Soundsational Parade and we got a little sneak peak of two floats

http://www.ocregister.com/news/parade-297831-disneyland-new.html

 

http://micechat.com/forums/blogs/dateline-disneyland/1814-soundsational-sneak-peek-mermaid-lights-signs-bye-bye-brother-bear-more.html

 

Mary Blair Tribute at Disney Gallery - The Art of Mary Blair celebrating 45 years of it’s a small world

http://psc.disney.go.com/eventservices/artofdisneyparks/event/dlr_thedisneygallery.html

 

Nighttime Entertainment Boosts DCA attendence

http://ocresort.ocregister.com/2011/04/19/nighttime-entertainment-boosts-disney-business/75417/

 

Marvel wants IN at Disneyland - “It’s the biggest dream of all” (keep dreaming)

http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/116/1162758p1.html

 

Quick Hits

Main Street Building refurbishments done and look brand spanking new.

Tomorrowland Star Tours Neon now glow a purpleish blue to match the new marquee (used to be orange and red) Buzz has Purple and Green

The Star Tours Mural has been updated to include the Starspeeder 1000

Little Mermaid Marquee up (but covered) & Little mermaid building lights are now on at night (looks amazing)

In DTD Kitson Kids Closed (I never knew it was there!)

Celebrity Spotting in DL over the last few weeks: 

Matt Damon, Hugh Hefner and his wives (he was riding around in an old man scooter) Paris Hilton, Tom Brady

 

Feature

On The Drawing Board - Cars Land

 

Luigi's Flying Tires

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgKoj4olEm0

http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/index.php/cars-radiator-spring-7392/

 

Tip of the Week

Fireworks Viewing - @tommypix

Direct download: DisGeek_14.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:10pm PST

In this episode it's Us vs. Them Haunted Mansion style! We also visit the Main Street News Stand and as always our Tip of the Week.  Click MORE for full show notes.
Main Street Newsstand

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quick Hits 
 
RunDisney Announces Newest Race: Tinker Bell Half Marathon WTF do they name a foot-race after Tink!? She FLIES!!
 
Goofy Sky School opens June 3rd
 
Main Street refurbs continue.  Tarps are up that look like the buildings.
 
Star Trader got new paint - a purple blueish color and astronaut Micky survived! Shops re-open on May 4th
 
Over at Little Mermaid, the Scaffolding has been removed from the Palace of Fine Arts Rotunda.  A leftover from Golden Dreams. Revealing a new color scheme of tan, a kinda teal looking color. Doesn't really match little mermaid building so it will be interesting to see if this is going to be used for something different.  Maybe it’s not finished.
 
Maliboomer Park now open.  Some say it’s ugly, I say who cares it’s temporary 
 
Star Tours Scaffolding has come down revealing a interesting geometric design and dark purple color scheme.  The new Marque looks sweet!
 
Shanghi Disneyland officially breaks ground
 
 
Feature - Us Vs. Them
 
Haunted Mansion 
 
They Have:  Virtual Que, new anis of Hitchhiking Ghosts, New sequence at the end with the mirrors.
 
We Have: The Original, Haunted Mansion Holiday.
 
 
All Things Haunted Mansion - http://www.doombuggies.com/
 
 
Tip of the Week
Correction of Last weeks tip
 
Facebook tip 
Ashley Hodgson
 
A good Disneyland tip is the free coffee refills at The Market house near the middle of main street. They’ve been giving free coffee refills since 1955 because of Walt and to keep Walt's tradition alive they still continue it. 
 
Purchase a cup of coffee (regular, decaf, vanilla or hazelnut) and save your receipt. At other food venues, you can get free refills only as long as you’re continuing to dine at the location. You can’t come back later for free refills. That’s a unique deal at Market House only.
Ashley says: We make sure every time we go to Disneyland to get the coffee and it now has become a tradition. I am surprised how many people do not know about it so we love this tip. Keep up the great work on the podcast!!!
 
 
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Direct download: DisGeek_13.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

In this episode we get all microscopic as Daniel and Paul pay tribute to Adventures Thru Innerspace.  We also visit the Main Street News Stand and as always our Tip of the Week.

News

DCA Animation Building screens reopen.
New scenes include: Finding Nemo, Toy Story 3, Monsters Inc, Ratatouille, Lelo and Stitch, Up, Tangled, Cars.

Disney Jr. Reopens (With Jake and the Neverland Pirates)

Pirates Preview debuts

New Pirates Merchandise (outfits) on sale

Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides Premiere at DL on May 7

Hungry Bear Re-Opens with new menu

 

Quick Hits

In California Adventure, a new Cars 2 character meet-and-greet with Lightning McQueen and Mater has sprung up along the Cars Land construction walls near A Bug's Land. The Cars now appear here for photos instead of their former location in Condor Flats.

Over at Little Mermaid some new trees has appeared at the entrance to provie shade for guest as they wait in line.

In Tomorrowland  the Main Entrance to Innoventions is closed.  Guest scan now enter through a temporary entrance locaded the the exit ramp.

Feature (Graveyard)

Adventure Thru Inner Space

http://davelandweb.com/atis/

http://themightymicroscope.com/walk-thru.htm

 

Tip of the Week

Very Quick tip.  All of the stores in Main Street are connected inside.  So if you want to exit (or enter) the park while a parade or fireworks are going on, just walk through the stores.

Do you have a tip? Let us know at podcast@disgeek.com or call our voicemail line at 661 450-8290

 

I’m very happy to announce that The DisGeek Podcast is now on Stitcher.  Stitcher allows you to listen to your favorite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone,  BlackBerry and Pre.  It’s basically Pandora for podcasts.  The latest episode is always available to you - No syncing is needed, no memory or storage is wasted.  It’s on demand and and on the go.  You can go to stitcher.com or download it from your app store.  Oh by the way, it’s totally FREE. 

Direct download: DisGeek_12.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:11pm PST

In this episode, we talk D23 Member Mixer and Paul sees World of Color for the first time and wants to know what the devil is going on!  We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and as always our tip of the week.

News

Disneyland visitors can see an exclusive 3D movie clip of the upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean” film starting March 25

Disney Parks Blog post video about the impressive Ursula Anamatronic

Disney Teaming Toy Story Stars Tom Hanks And Tim Allen For 'Jungle Cruise'

Talking Mickey Tests Continue at ToonTown

New Stores Set to Open in Downtown Disney

 

Quick Hits:

About.com Names World of Color Best new Theme Park show of 2010 in their readers choice awards

DCA Removed the scaffolding off the little mermaid revealing the front of the building

Critter Country reopens although Splash Mountain and Hungry Bear restaurant remain closed

Over in Tomorrowland, walls are down around the new UFO Disney Vacation Club booth. Looks Cool.

Pan Pacific Auditorium Themed DCA Entrance has now gone vertical.

Disney Jr. Live on Stage Signage appears including new, “Disney Theatre” marquee signage

 

Feature

D23 2nd year anniversary Member Mixer & Paul seeing World of Color for the first time.

 

Tip of the Week

Viewing Fantasmic!

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Direct download: DisGeek_11.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:54pm PST

In this episode, everything is Food Food Food! Daniel and Paul also visit the Main Street News Stand and go over the latest news, and as always, a very explosive tip of the week.

News

Carthy Circle Theatre will be a restaurant

Opening Dates for Ariel, Star Tours, and Soundsational!

Disneyland plans to change Fastpass rides

Tangaroa Terrace and Trader Sams to Join Disneyland Hotel this spring

King Triton Statue has been placed atop Little Mermaid Building

FFW - Mardi Gras New Menu items

 

Feature

Disney Parks Blog Post - Our Favorite Dishes

 

Tip of the Week Viewing Disneyland Fireworks

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Direct download: DisGeek_10.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:04am PST

In this episode, our heroes's talk Twilight Zone Tower of Terror! Daniel and Paul also visit the Main Street News Stand and go over the latest news, and as always, our tip of the week.

News
Geocachers shut down Downtown Disney
Disney workers sue over identity-theft risk
New and Improved Haunted Mansion?
Disney guests to skip ride lines with new plan
Tom Staggs Transcript - PDF
Disney guests trade Gowalla coins for real ones

Feature
US vs THEM - Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Tip of the Week More iPhone aps

Direct download: DisGeek_09.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:20pm PST

 

In this episode, our heroes Kung Fu is better than Disneyland's Lunar New Year festival!  Daniel and Paul also visit the Main Street News Stand and go over the latest news, and as always, our tip of the week.  

 

News

 

Disney Jr. Opens on March 25th at DCA

elecTRONica extended through Labor Day

Disney’s Walk of Magical Memories to be discontinued

Stars of Star Tours

Star Tours Action Figures

Little Mermaid, Star Tours, and Mickey’s Soundational Parde pushed back to “summer”

Quadriplegic visitor sues Disney after stuck on ride

DCA Turns 10!

Animation Building Screens being redone.  

Screens are all Blue, and purple.  Says, “We’re Imagineering some animated changes!”

 

Tip of the Week

We got a message from Tommy and he expands on the tip of the week from last week and dining deals

 

Best DL Rides for Preschoolers

 

Direct download: DisGeek_08.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:18pm PST

In this episode, our heroes visit a graveyard in a galaxy far far away. Daniel and Paul also visit the Main Street News Stand and go over the latest news, and as always, our tip of the week. Click MORE for Show Notes.

News

The Memories, The Magic and You
http://www.disgeek.com/the-magic-the-memories-and-you/ you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwNGYQ2FPss

Blue Sky Cellar Reopens
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/01/new-blue-sky-cellar-show-previews-little-mermaid-and-unveils-an-animated-map/
Focus on Little Mermaid, Animated Map

First Look Behind the Scenes of The Little Mermaid - Ariel’s Undersea Adventures
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/01/exclusive-first-look-behind-the-scenes-of-the-little-mermaid-ariel%E2%80%99s-undersea-adventure/

Critter country closes
http://ocresort.ocregister.com/2011/01/26/disneys-critter-country-set-to-close-for-a-month/67984/

Construction Starts on Main Street
http://ocresort.ocregister.com/2011/01/25/construction-starts-on-disneylands-main-street/67758/

World of Color Celebrates 500 performances
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/01/world-of-color-celebrates-500-performances/

Disney Wonder Arrives in LA
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/01/the-disney-wonder-arrives-in-los-angeles/
The ship will sail seven-night Mexican Riviera cruises from the Port of Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta from now through April 17. It will then reposition to Vancouver and sail to Alaska from May 3-September 6 cruising to Tracy Arm, Skagway and Juneau, and Ketchikan.

Playhouse Disney - Live on Stage Closes to Become Disney Jr. - Live on Stage
http://ocresort.ocregister.com/2011/01/20/last-chance-to-see-childrens-show-at-disney-park/67482/#more-67482

Graveyard/On the Drawing Board

Star Tours
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Tours
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Tours:_The_Adventures_Continue

Tip of the Week

Dining Outside Disneyland - My Favorite Places While we have dinner at the park alot. We also eat OUTSIDE the park alot. These are my favorite spots and they are all kid friendly, inexpensive and have pretty good food. And These are also not in Downtown disney

I’ve Personally Gone to:

Joe’s Crab Shack
12011 Harbor Blvd,
Garden Grove

Shakeys Pizza
1027 S Harbor Blvd,
Anaheim

Place’s I’ve gone to but not this location:

Buca di Beppo
11757 Harbor Blvd,
Garden Grove

Mimi’s Cafe
1400 South Harbor Blvd.,
Anaheim

Direct download: DisGeek_07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm PST

 

In this episode, our heroes visit the Disneyland Resort and check out the first Family Fun Weekends event, Fiesta Disneyland.  Daniel and Paul also visit the Main Street News Stand and go over the latest news, and as always, our tip of the week.

News

‘The Incredibles: Heroes in Training’ to Begin at DCA Jan. 14, Memories Campaign on Jan. 21

While construction continues at Disney California Adventure, the park will be offering alternative entertainment to the ‘Pixar Play!’ parade which went on hiatus late last year. Using elements from the parade, parkgoers will have the opportunity instead to watch mini-shows. Initially titled ‘Pixar Pop-Ups,’ the Disneyland Resort has announced that the first mini-show will be titled ‘The Incredibles: Heroes in Training’ and will begin performances on January 14.

A week later, on January 21, the Disneyland park will begin its in-park celebration of the 2011 campaign, ‘Let the Memories Begin,’ by projecting Disney PhotoPass photos of the day’s guests on the ‘it’s a small world’ facade on a nightly basis in an entertainment offering titled ‘Magic, Memories and You.’

New Menu at Village Haus
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/01/try-the-tasty-new-menu-at-the-village-haus/

 

Disney Magic exhibit for Disney Gallery
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/01/magic-on-the-water/

 

Star Tours opening in MAY.
While we don’t have an exact date for Disneyland. Disney confirmed that the 3d attraction will open May 20th for Walt Disney World. Star Tours: The Adventures Continue will feature new droids, a new Starspeeder, new destinations and even a new pilot.

 

Disney Opens Wild Africa Trek (WDW)
http://news.travel.aol.com/2011/01/17/disney-opens-wild-africa-trek/

 

Update on new Fantasyland at MK park (WDW)
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/01/update-on-new-fantasyland-at-magic-kingdom-park/

Original plans included a bunch of meet and greets.  Those have been scrapped and now a Snow White and the seven dwarfs Mine Ride!  We can thank Harry Potter for this.
http://micechat.com/forums/walt-disney-world-resort/147764-disney-world-fantasyland-project-tracker.html

 

Tip of the week

Secrets of Fastpass
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g29092-c3632/Anaheim:California:Disneyland.Fastpass.Tips.html

 

NOTE:
For this episode I used a different editing program then the one I used the the previous episodes.  As a result the file size is almost 70% lower.  I guess the new program compresses the MP3 better than the previous one.  In my ear the quality still sounds pretty good.   So you have the same great DisGeek taste with fewer calories! :)

 

Direct download: DisGeek_06.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:13am PST

In this episode, our heroes visit the Disneyland Resort graveyard and pay tribute (and mock) Superstar Limo. Daniel and Paul also visit the Main Street News Stand and go over the latest news, and as always, our tip of the week.

 

News

D23 EXPANDS MEMBER DISCOUNTS AND BENEFITS FOR 2011
http://d23.disney.go.com/articles/010611_NF_FEAT_2011MemberDiscounts.html

Disney announces “Family Fun Weekends” at Disneyland January 14 to March 6
Fiesta Disneyland, Kickin’ Country Weekend, Character Fan Days, Lunar New Year Festival, and Mardi Gras!
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/01/family-fun-weekends-a-new-way-to-celebrate-fiestas-mardi-gras-and-more-jan-14-through-march-6-only/?CMP=SOC-DLRUSENFY11Q2DLR_SocMedFacebook0019

Construction Walls now up at DCA Entrance
http://www.disgeek.com/construction-walls-now-up-at-dca-entrance/

Disneyland Half Marathon sign-ups Start
http://ocresort.ocregister.com/2011/01/04/disneyland-half-marathon-registration-opens/65820/

Are Annual Pasports changing? (rumor)
http://miceage.micechat.com/allutz/al010411a.htm

“The Graveyard”

Superstar Limo

Exterior
http://www.yesterland.com/limoexterior.html

interior
http://www.yesterland.com/superstarlimo.html

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmXJR34OB60

Tip of the Week

How to get discount tickets

http://news.travel.aol.com/2010/12/20/how-to-get-discount-disneyland-tickets/

 

Direct download: DisGeek_05.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:41pm PST

In this episode, our heroes visit the Disneyland Resort on New Years Day and share thier experiences.  Daniel and Paul also visit the Main Street News Stand and go over the latest news, and as always, our tip of the week.

Direct download: DisGeek_04.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:41pm PST

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