The DisGeek Podcast - Your Guide to the Disneyland Resort

It's that time of the year and the DisGeek Crew talks about the 5 scenes of Disneyland during the Holiday season. We also have our Tip of the Week and we take a visit to the Main Street Newsstand.
Big Thanks to Chris Wakefield for giving us #3 in his top ten list of Best Theme Park Podcasts of 2012. We really appreciate it.

Also We will be meeting with WttM and WaltCast this Friday 12/14 approx 7:00 - 7:30 at the Hearthstone Lodge at the Grand Californian. More Info Here.

News

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to Close January 7 for Refurbishment at Disneyland Park

Indy Reopened

Kodak will no longer be a sponsor at DL

Twitter @DisneylandToday launches

Special Snow White and the seven Dwarves Gingerbread house is on display

Markethouse Closing to install Starbucks

Rolly Crump’s Biography, “It’s Kind of a Cute Story” is now available. Click to Order.

Seen and Un-Seen Disneyland is released. - A friend of this show, Russell Flores, has published a new book about the little details and history of what makes Disneyland so special to all of us. Filled with pictures and backstories, Russell passion to share with you his findings will make you more aware of how unique Disneyland is. Plus, you need to get this because Tommy wrote the “Foreword” to it! Order it today!

Feature
Christmas at the Disneyland Resort. / 5 Senses

Tip of the Week
Check out the DL maps for picture spots.

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In this special Bonus Episode, we attend the December 4th 2012, 5:30pm performance of the Candlelight Processional, with Kurt Russell as the narrator.  This show is the full show of this performance.

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This episode we look back at the early years of Tomorrowland from 1955 - 1967.  Plus a visit to the Main Street Newsstand and our Tip of the Week.

News
Disneyland Candy Canes are back

Casey Jr. has reopened

New Lamb and Calf Join Circle D Family at Disneyland Park

Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad coming to TV.

David Koenig says that Rainbow Ridge might be Demolished

Cars Land, Radiator Springs Racers, Carthay Circle Theatre win THEA Awards

In Hollywood Land, the Muppet Theater is now showing a 4D presentation of “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice”

 

Feature

History of Tomorrowland.  The Early Years


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomorrowland
http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Tomorrowland_(Disneyland)
http://disneyology.blogspot.com/2010/06/dissecting-disneys-lands-tomorrowland.html
http://davelandweb.com/tomorrowland/

E-Ticket Mag #17 has a good tomorrowland Story

Tip of the Week

Starbucks on the left side

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The DisGeek crew discuss the Disney purchase of Lucasfilm and Star Wars. We also interview the Daws Brothers who created the short film Missing in the Mansion.  We also are also going to have a small contest, listen for details.

News
Earl of Sandwich Finally open. People were waiting up to an hour for a sandwich.

 

Filming Saving Mr. Banks at Disneyland.  Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

It’s time for the Jingle Jangle Jamboree!

The annual Christmas Day Special was filmed over the last weekend.

Some lucky guests saw performances by Toby Mac and The Backstreet Boys with Mario Lopez replacing Nick Cannon as the Disneyland Host

Christmas decorations are appearing all over the resort now, including a christmas tree already up in Buena Vista Street.

Link shows artist rendering of BVS tree but it is already up.

2012 Disneyland Candlelight Ceremony Narrators Announced

Celebrity Narrators and Dates

  • December 3, 4, 5: Kurt Russell
  • December 6, 7, 8: Edward James Olmos
  • December 9, 10, 11: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • December 12, 13: Dick Van Dyke
  • December 14: Marcia Gay Harden
  • December 15, 16: Patricia Heaton
  • December 17, 18, 19: Molly Ringwald
  • December 20: Dennis Haysbert

There will be 2 performances nightly during these dates. Information —including list of narrators — and event are subject to restrictions, change and cancellation without notice. Seats to all performances are limited and are subject to availability.

Opportunity for Annual Passholders

Nov 12 Passholder will get full details for a sweepstakes. So is the only way to see this show is to win? And for Passholders only?

Disney has a separate line now for 4 and 5 day tickets. Guests are required to show ID. They are doing this in an effort to stop Rental Ticket Scams.No more watches as Disney has discontinued the custom watch program on Main Street.

Feature 1

Disney Buys Lucasfilm

Feature 2

Daws Brothers Interview - Directors of Missing in the Mansion, a sort film shot entirely in Disneyland.

httpv://youtu.be/0M-yetCGm-A

www.missinginthemansion.com

@JoshDaws
@JeremiahDaws

 

Tip of the Week

Get Cinemagram for iPhone to take really cool images.

Send us a Cinemagram to @disgeekpodcast  and you could win a prize!

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In episode 46 Paul joins us and we present a new feature, Disney Story Origins and in our first one we discuss Mulan.  We also have our Tip of the Week and we visit the Main Street Newsstand.

I would like to thank my wife, and Tommy for setting up a surprise birthday party at Trader Sams at the Disneyland Resort.

Left to Right : Tommy Allison, Chris Allieson, Daniel Hale, Colleen Roney, Paul Berrie, Jeff Roney

News

“Limited Time Magic” at Disney Parks

Cinderella will be wearing a new costume at Disneyland, unveiled at the Limited Time Magic press event in New York

New ice rink in Downtown Disney in promotion of Secret of the Wings

Wreck it Ralph Character revealed

New Disneyland Resort Float featuring CarsLand for Rose Bowl Parade

Feature
Paul to talk about Mulan Article.

Tip of the Week
Plan the ultimate Disney Wedding - disneyweddings.com

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The DisGeek Crew rambles on about HalloweenTime at the Disneyland Resort.  We also visit the Main Street Newsstand, Tommy has his Tip of the Week, and Chris is Just Sayn'

News

Beast’s Library Updated with new Characters and Questions.

Neon Fastpass sign for Radiator Springs Racers Fastpass removed, Garage area to expand Ramones

DCA to remain open until midnight on Friday nights due to Mickey’s Halloween Party

Some Holiday Details for the DRL - November 12 - January 6
Light poles already popping up in carsland

Meet Molly the Messenger at DCA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_iGSgtqn6E

Safety updates for the Disneyland Railroad they added a safety rail for the conductors.

Space Shuttle Endeavour Flies over Disneyland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_Cot6XCvDU

Wreck It Ralph characters will be appearing at Starcade..

Theming at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree has improved.  Signage added.

DCA Named Theme Park of the Year by Amusement Today

Feature - HalloweenTime at the Disneyland Resort

Helpful Links for HalloweenTime
http://gocalifornia.about.com/od/cadisneyland/a/halloween.htm
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/10/a-night-at-mickeys-halloween-party-in-disneyland-park/
http://dlandlive.com/2012/09/disneyland-photo-and-news-report-september-17-2012/
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/09/top-tips-for-mickeys-halloween-party-from-the-disneyland-moms-panelists/
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/09/things-you-might-not-know-about-halloween-time-at-the-disneyland-resort/

Tip of the Week - Check out the height requirements for rides
http://disneyland.disney.go.com/plan/guest-services/height-requirements/

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Daniel and his wife Laurie visit Universal Studios Hollywood, to attended the annual Halloween Horror Nights.  This is not your usual run-of-the-mill DisGeek Podcast episode.  Instead we present a recording of Daniel and Laurie AT the event.  Here are a few notes about the recording:

  • It is not in binaural so headphones are not really needed but may help. I was just me walking and holding my digital audio recorder. It didn’t have a pop filter of any kind so you will occasionally hear a pop and some wind now and then.
  • I had a few technical difficulties and you hear those issues. For example on Transformers the first part is a bit over-modulated and it wasn’t until halfway thru the ride did I realize it. There was a time or two where I identically turned off the recording so there may be a weird edit or two.
  • Also we walk through the mazes and you get to join us.. The recording of those could be loud, and a bit disturbing. It is halloween horror nights after all. You will hear the occasional swear word. Not from us, but the people around us and some graphic descriptions. I don’t do the best job at describing what I see, but with the audio, you can use your own imagination. So if you are bothered by Horror type stuff, you may want to pass.
  • Finally if you plan to attend Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights consider this a spoiler warning.

Here is a video trailer of the event:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc92eW0AIGs

I realize that this may not be your cup of tea.  But I’m a huge fan of these types of events and of theme parks in general so I thought it would be fun to share this with you.  If not, then we will see you next week, with a brand new episode of the DisGeek Podcast.  Enjoy the show.

Please let us know in the comments what you thought of the show...

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The DisGeek crew discuss the Five Senses of Disneyland. We explore our favorite sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and feelings of Critter Country. And we do it Gungnam Style! We also have the latest news at the Main Street Newsstand and of course, our Tip of the Week.

News
Halloween Time is here

Halloween Facts

Halloween Carnival and Roundup

French Market Menu

FrankWinnie 4d preview and Art of Frankenweenie is now open

FastPass Machines removed from Radiator Springs Racers and has become a permanent stroller parking area.

Oswald Stuff is coming to DLR

Free Glow in the show Ears with 50 bucks purchase

BVS Window Treatments, Drink Cups, and Napkins

 

Feature
5 Senses of Disneyland - Critter Country

Tip of the Week
Plan corporate events at www.DisneyMeetings.com

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Thanks to Disneyland Live for the Pictures!

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The DisGeek Crew looks back on one of the craziest summers of all time.  Jae also provides us with a Tip of the Week and we take a visit to the Main Street Newsstand.

NEWS

Voices of Liberty performances extended through the holiday season. Last weekend was supposed to be the last.

Storybook Land Canal Boats and Casey Jr. Circus trains closed today for a two month referb. Rumour says that they are going to put in safety fencing around the areas of the attraction where CM’s could possibly plummet to their deaths.

Same treatment for Indiana Jones which also closed today for a few months.

Fanstamic had its Glow with the Show. I didn’t like the idea at first but from the video it looks like it is a nice addition.

 

Happiest Haunts Tour added for Halloween Time at DL

Annual Passholder movie night at Disneyland

20 nights of Candlelight

Halloween Merch is starting to show up at the parks

 

Feature - Recap of an amazing summer at the Disneyland Resort

Disneyland

  • Voices of Liberty
  • Main Street Shops (Including Penny arcade, Gibson Girl, and Candy Palace)
  • Carnation Cafe
  • Matterhorn
  • Matterhorn Climbers
  • Brave Meet and Greet
  • Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree

DCA

  • Minnie’s Fly Girls
  • BVS (including Red Car Trolley, and Carthay Circle Restaurant)
  • CarsLand (including Radiator Springs Racers, Luigi’s Flying Tires, and Mater's Junkyard Jamboree)
  • Return of Pixar Play Parade
  • Ghirardelli
  • Mad T Party
  • Brave Sequence added to World of Color
  • Instant Concert...Just add water
  • Dancing with Disney

 

Tip of the week

Eat lunch at Big Thunder BBQ and enjoy Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree

 

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In this episode Jae gives us an in depth review of the Carthay Circle Restaurant from a Foodie's Perspective.  Plus we briefly recap the Friends of the Magic Gathering and Daniel's visit to Club 33.  We also have the News and our Tip of the Week.

News

Friends of the Magic Recap

Daniel Visits Club 33.

The Latest Special Rates for the US Military announced

New “Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps Tour

Fantasmic! to get Glow and the Show

AP Event

Rumor: Big Thunder Mountain set to close this fall and will remain closed most of 2013. Rumor is that it is going to receive the Space Mountain treatment they did a few years ago.

http://micechat.com/9737-fantasy-faire-destination-d/

Disney Parks hit attendance record

The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition coming to DCA Sept 14

The Turkey Leg Air Fresheners are here.

BREAKING NEWS!
I’m hearing via mouseplanet that the Beach Balls are now gone from Luigi's Flying Tires. Went from a reduced number of balls over the weekend to now nothing.

From @DCAToday:
@DisneyRaider We regularly make modifications to our attractions to provide our guests with the best possible experience.
@DisneyRaider We look forward to introducing new creative elements to Luigi's Flying Tires in the future.

Feature

Jae’s in depth Carthay Circle Restaurant Review

Tip of the Week - iPhone Chargers

 

 

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