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!

Twitter

Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Paul @disgeekpaul

Email us at- podcast@disgeek.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Direct download: DisGeek_27.mp3
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