The DisGeek Podcast - Your Guide to the Disneyland Resort

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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