The DisGeek Podcast - Your Guide to the Disneyland Resort

The DisGeek crew has the results of the 2013 predictions made back in January for the Disneyland Resort. Who was right and who was wrong? We also have an interview with Tommy's cousin BJ, who worked at Disneyland as a mermaid.

News
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is set to close Jan 6 for Refurbishment.  Set to reopen late 2014

Special New Years Eve Celebrations at the Disneyland Resort

They had a few LTM things going on during our time off (as usual) including a Jerry Bruckheimer Signing at the Disneyana Shop, A walk with an Imagineer on Buena Vista Street where I understand they got to go into 1901.  Not sure who the Imagineer was.  Saving Mr. Banks meetups, and ELF days.

Feature - Recap of 2013 Predictions.

Tip of the Week - Tommy interviews cousin BJ who was a Disneyland Mermaid.

 
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In this episode the DisGeek crew reviews World of Color - Winter Dreams, Viva Navadad, and Jingle Cruise.  We also discuss the film, Frozen.  Plus we have our Tip of the Week.

NEWS

Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney's daughter, has died at the age of 79 due to complications from a fall suffered in September.

Billy Hill and the Hillbillies show comes to an end.

They are going off on their own and renaming themselves “Kirk Wall and the Hillbillies”

Fantasyland Skyway is rumored to be demolished

DL Candlelight Processional This years Candlelight Processional goes back to the traditional 2 night event, on December 7th and 8th

December 7: Blair Underwood
December 8: Kurt Russell

Candy Canes!

Candy Palace at Disneyland

  • Friday, December 6 (9 am park opening)

  • Tuesday, December 10 (9 am park opening, 8-9 Extra Magic Hour)

  • Friday, December 13 (9 am park opening)

  • Tuesday, December 17 (9 am park opening)

  • Friday, December 20 (9 am park opening)

  • Sunday, December 22 (8 am park opening)

  • Tuesday, December 24 (8 am park opening)

Trolley Treats at Disney California Adventure

  • Saturday, December 7 (8:00am park opening)

  • Monday, December 9 (9:00am park opening, 8-9 am Extra Magic Hour)

  • Saturday, December 14 (8:00am park opening)

  • Monday, December 16 (9:00am park opening)

  • Saturday, December 21 (8 am park opening)

  • Monday, December 23 (8 am park opening)

  • Wednesday, December 25 (8 am park opening)

Feature - Disneyland during the holidays.

Jingle Cruise

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Viva Navidad

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World of Color - Winter Dreams

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http://youtu.be/cXCU5aozH_4

Tip of the Week

Visit the Disney Parks Blog to find out the absolute latest happenings at the resort.

 
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Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:48pm PDT

In this episode Jeremiah Daws stops by to talk about his new short film, Followed from the Mansion.  We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and we have our Tip of the Week.

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News

New Small World Projections

Toy Story Nutcracker added to “Winter Dreams” World of Color

Jungle Cruise goes “Jingle Cruise” for the Holidays at Disneyland

Downtown Disney Winter Village

Feature

Jeremiah Daws  - Followed from the Mansion interview - www.followedfromthemansion.com

httpv://youtu.be/OPp40gDllhg

Tip of the Week

Best 12 times to visit the Disneyland Resort - https://disneyland.disney.go.com/plan/tips/when-to-visit/

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:10pm PDT

Noted Disney author Sam Gennawey joins us to talk about his upcoming book, The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and we have an, "Explosive" Tip of the Week.

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Photo Credit: Tom Bricker

News

Star Wars Land details (Rumor)

Viva Navidad celebration coming to DCA

Disney Parks will be getting FROZEN this November

Adding a new character Meet and Greet in the Paradise Pair section of DCA. Where Maliboomer was. Looks like it’s going to be toy story.

Limited Time Magic:

Get a Jack Skellington Cookie in NOS - Oct 14-20 (already Happened)

Oktoberfest at Bayside Brews at DCA Oct 14-31st (additional items on the menu. Like Bratwurst, a pretzel, Gingerbread bundt cake, and of course beer)

New Surprises at Haunted Mansion Holiday (Starting Oct 4th) 13 surprise objects added to the mansion

Feature - Interview with Sam Gennawey, author of The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream. Preorder on Amazon HERE.

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Tip of the Week
The BEST spots to view the Fireworks

Right in front of the castle
Right before the hub. After the photography shop.
It's a small world.
Fantasmic area
Plaza Inn
Esplanade
Carthay Circle

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:51am PDT

The DisGeek crew discuss our MUST SEE attractions for new visitors. What are yours? We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and Tommy has his Tip of the Week.

News

Starbucks is now open at the Market House in Main Street USA

Micechat Pics

Show your Disney Side Promotion Starts
Official Site

Make your dining reservations online starting Oct 3rd

Beginning October 3, you can make dining reservations online. This new service will make it easier to book a meal at restaurants in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks, at the Downtown Disney District and at the hotels of the Disneyland Resort.

With the new online booking option, the dine@disneyland.com email reservation service will no longer be offered, but those wishing to make a reservation over the phone may still call 714-781-DINE.

A fee of $10 per person will be applied if a guest does not show to their reservation or if the reservation isn’t canceled the day before. Canceling your reservation will be easy with the new online service – simply log in to make cancellations right there.

Minnie’s Fly School show will end Oct 20th
Per Micechat

Big Thunder opening Pushed back to Winter 2014 (meaning Early 2014)

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Feature 
Disneyland Bucket lists. What do you tell a newcomer what are the MUST SEE’s in Attractions, Food, etc.

Tip of the Week
Disney has a special brochure for info for Guests with disabilities.
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DCA

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am PDT

The DisGeek crews discusses the Matterhorn.  Should we Keep it, Improve it, or Ditch it?  We also have the latest news coming out of the resort, and our Tip of the Week!

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Unleash the Villains, Disney’s Friday the 13th LTM happened this past friday.

And much like the 24 hour parties, this event was poorly planned for those who tried to get in. For those who did get in it was Hellish! According to reports, Disney has over one million passholders. They do this, on a nice warm friday night, with no blackout dates. What did they think only a few will show up? They ran out of the special food they advertised, they sold out on event shirts. They need to plan these things better!

Members Learn Details about Club 33’s Remodel - InsideTheMagic.net shares more details about the upcoming remodeling of the club. This week members have been given access to a preview center to learn about what will be changing.

http://www.insidethemagic.net/2013/09/club-33-expansion-details-revealed-adding-new-entrance-lounge-new-menu-at-exclusive-disneyland-restaurant/

(Source: InsidetheMagic.net)

GAC becomes DAS (Disabled Assistance System) Beginning Wed Oct 9th.

The Guest Assistance Card is being discontinued beginning Wed Oct 9th. People with disabilities will no longer to able to bypass people in lines. The new process will be as follows:

Guest with wheelchairs can wait in lines that can accommodate them. Like all rides in DCA. (I’m not clear how it works for non accessible rides.

Guests who are eligible for a DAS goes to City Hall and has their photo taken.

Once they have the Card guests will go to a Kiosk and get a time issued to them as to when they can ride the ride. Time will be based on the current wait time. Minus 10 or 15 minutes for travel time. So if a ride that is 90 minutes then their time stamp will be for 75 minutes after the stapm is issued.

Only the person who is photographed can be issued the timestamp. So they can’t transfer it.

Source: MiceChat

Thor: Treasures of Asgard Coming to Innoventions Nov 1st

We talked about Thor coming to Disneyland but we didn't know where. Now we do.

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/09/thor-treasures-of-asgard-coming-to-disneyland-park-november-1-in-honor-of-thor-the-dark-world/

Feature: Keep it, Improve it, Ditch it. (KID) - The Matterhorn

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Tip of the Week: Disneyland and DCA guide maps come in all different kind of languages!

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:14pm PDT

This episode we visit the Disneyland Graveyard and pay our respects to the Country Bear Jamboree.  We also have a quick interview with Daniel's wife, Laurie to talk about the Disneyland Half Marathon.  We also have our Tip of the Week.

News

Indiana Jones Original Mara voice is back! Well Sorta...
It’s still a new recording, but it sounds much closer to the original

Marvel’s First Character Meet and Greet is Coming to Disneyland - Disney Parks Blog announced this week that, In celebration of “Thor: The Dark World” coming to theaters November 8th, guests at Disneyland will be able to visit Asgard this fall and come face-to-face with the Mighty Avenger, Thor. Location and times will be announced at a later time.

Halloween Merch is already at the Resort! - With the summer officially over, it’s now time for the Halloween Season. See pics here.

Run Disney’s Disneyland Half Marathon happened this last Labor Day Weekend
25,500 Runners showed up to participate from all over the country. Including my wife Laurie who ran both the 10k and the Half Marathon earning the Dumbo Double Dare Medal. I’ll have some pictures from some of the different spots along the course on the website. Including some cool pictures that feature backstage areas.

Interview with Laurie about RunDisney. Check out Getting Dirty with Daniel and Laurie. A podcast about Obstacle Racing and Mud Runs.

Feature
The Graveyard - Country Bear Jamboree
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_Bear_Jamboree
http://www.yesterland.com/cbj.html

Video
Part 1
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gLVQrb30WU

Part 2
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lToaLEjfsLQ

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Tip of the Week
Check out the Good Neighbor Hotels around the Disneyland Resort.

The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2014 - Has great listings and reviews

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:07pm PDT

The DisGeek crew visits the D23 Expo and share their experience.  We recap the panels we saw and talk about the Journey to Imagineering Pavilion.

News

New Special Effects at Indiana Jones Adventure

http://micechat.com/39306-disneyland-indiana-jones-adventure/

Haunted Mansion Holiday to Receive New Effects

http://www.insidethemagic.net/2013/08/haunted-mansion-holiday-to-receive-new-effects-scary-surprises-for-13th-year-of-nightmare-overlay-at-disneyland/

Big Thunder Re-Opening Delayed

http://micechat.com/microposts/sail-away-on-a-legendary-adventure/

Starbucks coming to the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort in Winter (2 new locations!)

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/08/starbucks-coming-to-downtown-disney-district-at-disneyland-resort-this-winter/

Feature

D23 Expo Wrap up

This micechat piece did a really good job of covering the expo.

http://micechat.com/38284-d23-expo-2013-recap/

 

Panels - Here are some videos showing the panels that WE attended.  Not all panals have video.  Thanks to Inside the Magic for the video.

Animation at the Walt Disney Studios

httpv://youtu.be/6KWIja7-orw

Behind the Scenes of Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins

Live Action at the Walt Disney Studios

httpv://youtu.be/I3UqCMJ3-Sc

Once Upon a Time

httpv://youtu.be/zt8zk9K2les

Disney Legends Awards Ceremony (Tony Baxter - Window on Main St)

httpv://youtu.be/oIAxgqBhNEw

Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken: The DIsney Songbook

httpv://youtu.be/FW2oO5jzxcU

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Leave em laughing

Leading a legacy

 

Show Floor

Animation Pavilion

Disney Interactive

“Tomorrowland” pavilion

httpv://youtu.be/ALUqqEU3K8Y

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts - Journey Into Imagineering

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iVl4bPxgXk&feature=share&list=SPnu3bwB54xw1vocjThy1-HKmEjCq_IYxS

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

httpv://youtu.be/6D21LXAyr94

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 1:46pm PDT

In this episode the DisGeek crew talks about some of the cool new merchandise for the Enchanted Tiki Room. We also discuss the rumoured Club 33 renovations. Tommy also has his tip of the week! 

Don't forget Friends of the Magic - Aug 16-18
http://friendsofthemagic.com/

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

World of Color Gets a Winter Holiday Overlay - Imagineer Steven Davidson announced a few weeks ago that “Winter Dreams” will be coming to World of Color starting November 15th. It will be showcasing and presenting the newest Disney character, Olaf, from the upcoming new movie “Frozen” from Disney Animation premiering November 24th.

This past week saw “Christmas in July” for LTM with special treats and merchandise.

Club 33 Extension in the works (Rumor)
http://micechat.com/36536-club-33disneyland-restaurant-club-33/

Disneyland Ink and Paint Program

http://dlandlive.com/2013/07/disneyland-photo-report-july-29-2013/

Annual CHOC Walk returns Oct 13th. Regestar at http://www.choc.org/
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/07/join-me-at-the-23rd-annual-choc-walk-in-the-park-at-the-disneyland-resort/

New Official Music Albums out Aug 20th
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/07/new-official-music-albums-releasing-at-disney-parks-on-august-20-2013/

Limited Time Magic
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/let-the-memories-begin/limited-time-magic/

Take Flight with Planes Commemorative Wings
Available August 2, 2013 while supplies last

Cover Your Ears with Heroes or Villains
Available August 5, 2013 while supplies last

Long Lost Friends is returning. This signal to me that Disney is officially out of ideas. Hopefully people voted for Chip and Dale. We NEVER see them.
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/08/long-lost-friends-to-return-to-disneyland-park-vote-now-for-your-favorites/

Star Wars Celebration 7 in Anaheim April 16-19th 2015

Feature - Ride Merchandise - Tiki Room

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Tip of the Week - Get your Merchandise Embroidered

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:43pm PDT

In this episode, we visit Disney California Adventure with A Window to the Magic's Paul Barrie.  This episode is recorded LIVE at the park in binaural audio, so headphones are strongly recommended.  Get ready for rides, fun, and bad puns!  Paul's wife Tairy and Russell Flores come along for the ride.

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New Hidden Mickey Pins Arriving at Disneyland in Late July 2013 - These new pins follow the first part of the 2013 collection that was released in February. These new pins are distributed to cast members to use for trading with guests of all ages. Each pin measures approximately 1.25-inches and contain a small Mickey Mouse icon. This not-so-hidden icon is an easy way to identify Hidden Mickey pins on cast members lanyards.

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/07/trade-for-new-hidden-mickey-pins-arriving-at-disney-parks-in-late-july-2013/

The 2014 Tinker Bell Run Half Marathon Sells Out - Run Disney’s annual winter marathon event at Disneyland January 16th - 19th, 2014 had it’s registration opened this week. In less than 48 hours, the half marathon main event, was sold out. There are still openings available for the Tinker Bell 10K and Never Land Family Fun Run 5K events.

http://www.rundisney.com/tinker-bell-half-marathon/

Saving Mr. Banks Trailer Released - The movie about Walt Disney obtaining the film rights to P.L. Travers book, Mary Poppins has released it’s first movie trailer this week. Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Travers tell the story of how Mary Poppins came to the big screen. The movie is set in the 60’s and the Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland are in the film.

http://movies.disney.com/saving-mr-banks?cmp=wdsmp_banks_4d_google_txt_title_title

D23 Expo - 2013 Disney Legends were announced this week. Each honoree receives a two-foot-tall bronze Disney Legends sculpture that signifies the imagination, creativity, and magic they have brought to the Company. Disney Legends Award recipients also participate in a handprint ceremony, and their bronzed prints will be displayed in the Disney Legends Plaza at the Company’s Burbank headquarters. The ceremony will be held at the D23 Expo 2013 at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, in the D23 Expo Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center.

https://d23.com/the-2013-disney-legends-award-honorees/

Feature - Walking through DCA and riding Radiator Springs Racers

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httpv://youtu.be/OiPTUEwKrZo

Tip of the Week
First Aid Stations at the Disneyland Resort

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:44am PDT

Time to line up! We present our top five queues at the Disneyland Resort. Also Chris gives us the lowdown on Disney Infinity during the Main Street Newsstand and we have our Tip of the Week.

News
Limited Time Magic AP event - A Salute to 58 Years of Magic

Celebrate 58 years of the "Happiest Place on Earth" with 3 special presentations highlighting the original lands of Disneyland Park. Passholders are invited to join Disney artist Stacia Martin for this series that features videos and slides of historic photographs spanning over 5 decades of Disneyland Park.
Schedule of Presentations
Week 1 - July 2, 2013: Adventureland & Frontierland
Week 2 - July 9, 2013: Fantasyland & Tomorrowland
Week 3 - July 16, 2013: Main Street, U.S.A. & Disneyland in 1955
With Limited Time Annual Passholder Magic, Annual Passholders have exciting opportunities, offers and events like this:
Presentation Location
Main Street, U.S.A. Opera House in Disneyland Park.
Presentation Times
5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m

Candlelight Processional will be cut down to 2 dates (rumor)
http://mousepad.mouseplanet.com/entry.php?1101-Candlelight-Down-to-a-Flicker

Grab and Go Menu being tested out at DCA
http://micechat.com/34759-disneyland-independence-week/

No More Marshmallows :(

Mickey’s Halloween Party Dates and Prices
http://disneyland.disney.go.com/offers-discounts/mickeys-halloween-party-for-passholders/

Sofia the First Arrives at DCA

“Behind the Magic” Look at Walt Disney Imagineering Set for D23 Expo

D23 Expo Schedule is up
https://d23.com/d23-expo/schedule/friday-august-09-2013/

Feature - Top 5 Queues

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Tip of the Week - Ride opening year (1955) attractions to celebrate Disneyland's 58th anniversary.

List of Attractions from 1955

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:29am PDT

In this episode, we anger the gods with all our celebrating as we talk about the Tiki Room's 50th and our Disneyland Memories. We also have our Tip of the Week and we visit the Main Street Newsstand.

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News

Lone Ranger Premiere
Disney Rolled out the red carpet at DCA for the premiere of The Lone Ranger starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp. Stars in attendance included William Fichtner, Johnny Knoxville, Dominic Monagham, Joey Lawrence, Verne Troyer, Orlando Jones, Andy Garcia, and many others including Lana Parrilla, Regena from Once Upon a Time. Of course there was Johnny Depp.

Work being done in the Disney Gallery on Main Street.

New work is underway in the Disney Gallery and Main Street Opera House lobby, with rumors that new gallery space will be added to the Main Street Opera House lobby. It’s unclear what exactly will happen, but rumors point toward moving some of the Disney Gallery exhibit space into the Opera House lobby to allow for expanded retail space inside the Gallery. In any case, a new show celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Enchanted Tiki Room is expected to open soon. <http://micechat.com/33672-lone-ranger-world-premiere/>

For Limited Time Magic They gave out a 50th anniversary brochure for the Tiki Room for Annual Passholders

Lone Ranger Souvenir “boot” Mug being sold at the Golden Horseshoe. One sale while supplies last

All American College Band is back for the summer. The band will perform 5 days every week at Disneyland and DCA throughout the summer.

Feature - Why we love Disneyland

Feature 2 - 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

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Cool Video featuring Rolly Crump
httpv://youtu.be/GTY7baTdZJQ

Tip of the Week

FastPass should be used to avoid long lines, but if you must wait in one long line, make it Indiana Jones Adventure. The queue is an experience in itself, and you can use this decoder to translate. some Mara-glyphics in the queue.

indiana_jones_decoder_card

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:57am PDT

The DisGeek Podcast and The Disneyland Gazette join forces and talk about the one year Anniversary of the Disney California Adventure 2.0 Expansions. We also have a HUGE announcement so check it out! 

Announcement - The DisGeek Podcast will now be part of the TouringPlans.com Podcast NetworkNEW FEED will be on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and at podcast.touringplans.com

News

Swing Dancing Returns to Carnation Plaza Gardens... Err Fantasy Faire

Pork Shank from Gaston’s Tavern in WDW is now at Disneyland

New Summertime Menu at Carthay Circle Restaurant

The Climbers Return to Matterhorn at Disneyland

The Unofficial Stars Wars Day at Disneyland is Coming! - June 30 2013, we'll meet in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at 2pm for the big group photo. Star Wars fan clubs usually meet for lunch at Pizza Port at noon. All Fan Force, 501st, and Rebel Legion members and any fan of Star Wars is invited! So find your favorite Star Wars t-shirt and get out to Disneyland on the 30th.

http://www.starwarsdisneyland.com/

Tony Baxter Career Celebrated - Tony Baxter celebrated his retirement from Walt Disney Imagineering at Club 33 this week. Guests included retired founder and chief archivist Dave Smith, Richard Sherman, imagineers and friends.

Limited Time Magic - At the Disneyland Resort starting July 1st - 7th we’re saluting our nation’s birth in a big way with “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.” The Disneyland Resort fireworks spectacular will be held each night at 9:30 p.m. during Independence Week. Every evening, you can also wear a pair of illuminated Mouse Ears and “Glow with the Show” during performances of “Celebrate America!” at Disneyland and the patriotic pre-show to “World of Color” at Disney California Adventure. And at the Disneyland Resort, you can enjoy Red, White and Blue Mason Jar Desserts at Carnation Café, and Patriotic Cotton Candy, Apple Pie Pockets or 4th of July Cupcakes, in shops all along Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland. (Source: Disney Parks Blog)

Check out the newest star to 'roll' in to Hollywood Land! #LoneRanger pic.twitter.com/ssjtwpUOVM

Extra! Extra! The newest Buena Vista Bugle has hit the stands! Where's your favorite place in the park to read it? pic.twitter.com/xFOlBcp7hU

Feature
One Year Anniversary of DCA 2.0
Changes include. New Carthay Circle Menu, Windows of BVS, Unused fastpass area for RSR converted to extra retail space for Ramones, Beach Ball removal from luigi's flying tires.

Tip of the Week
Lost and Found - If you lose something valuable, there is a chance it could be recovered. http://disneyland.disney.go.com/plan/guest-services/lost-and-found/

The Disneyland Gazette - HUGE thanks to Luke Manning for not only doing the show with us, but for helping edit this beast! Check them out at http://disneylandgazette.com/

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:12pm PDT

This episode we take a look at Mickey and the Magical Map and we recap the 24 hour party. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and we have our tip of the week.

NEWS

Disneyland Resort ticket Price Increase. Part of a yearly tradition.

Disneyland Employee held in custody for Toontown Dry Ice Bomb

Al Lutz explained that this is a long time prank among OVC CMs and this one was a prank that just went horribly wrong.

Disney California Adventure to host the Premiere of the Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp

AP Discounts Are Continued! - Disneyland Resort Annual Passholder 20% merchandise discount has been extended to December 31, 2013.

D23 will offer a new FREE membership level

WiiU at DTD

Feature
24 Hour Party Recap and Mickey and the Magical Map Review.

Tip of the Week
Use Tracphone to give to your kids www.tracfone.com

Touring Plans crowds of the new few weeks

June 10 - 16  Average of about 7 with 9's on the weekend

June 17 - 23  Average of 8.

NOTE: Both weeks DCA has Grad Nights on Wed, Thurs, and Fri 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:32am PDT

In preparation for the for the Monstrous Summer All-Nighter this weekend we give out our best tips on how to deal with massive crowds at the parks. We also have our tip of the week, Touring Plans Crowd Calendar, and we visit the Main Street Newsstand.

News

Swing Dancing is BACK!

New Twitter Account for APs

Instagram is the Most Instagramed Location in the USA

Fun Video - Fantasyland Theatre Through the Years

httpv://youtu.be/RXqW6JjiJuE

Space Mountain Reopens, DOSH Reduces Fines

Woody’s All-American Round-Up

Rumor
New World of Color Christmas Show to make up for charging extra for Disneyland christmas party

Feature - Tips for dealing with crowds and the 24 hour party

Touring Plans

May 20-26 Average of 5 BUT for Friday and the weekend 10!! 24 hour party AND Memorial Day Weekend baby

May 27 - June 2 Monday and tuesday 9’s Memorial Day Wed through the weekend 6 - 7

June 3 - 9 we got 6’s and 7’s for the weekend.

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Tip of the Week - Did you know you can get the official Disneyland Flower for your own backyard? Well. now you do! Get the Orange-Pink Floribunda Rose for your garden at Jackson & Perkins.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:21pm PDT

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?

Read More

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.

Read More

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:

Read More

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

Hungry-Bear-Entrance

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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Category:general -- posted at: 6:50pm PDT

In this episode we remember the life of Annette Funicello. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand, Tip of the Week, and we have a voicemail.

News

The Voices of Liberty a cappella group quietly made its last Disneyland performance this past weekend at the Main Street Opera House. The amazing vocal group ended its West Coast run after nearly a year.

A new Dumbo popcorn bucket is now available for purchase on Main Street U.S.A. The bucket costs $12.00 and can be found at the popcorn cart located in Central Plaza.

OZ: The Great and Powerful 4D preview has been removed and Muppet Vision 3D has reopened at Disney California Adventure.

Limited Time Magic - Long Lost Friends Week April 8th - 14th

Disney Legend, Harrison “Buzz” Price to Receive Main St. Window - In July 1953, Walt hosted a party and discussed the Disneyland project with architects Charles Luckman, Welton Becket, and William Pereira. When the subject of where the park should go came up, Luckman suggested that Walt talk with Harrison “Buzz” Price. Price worked for the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) and had recently finished two site suitability studies for major corporations. This was the type of expertise that Walt needed. The next morning, Walt had Nate Winecoff call Price and put SRI under contract.

Over his long career, Buzz Price worked on an estimated three thousand economic feasibility studies. Most of those were in the leisure-recreation-attraction field. Price would go on to advise Walt and Roy on more than 150 projects. (Source: MiceChat)
http://micechat.com/25548-wheres-the-window-part-1/

Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries is Coming To Innoventions - Beginning April 13, Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries will give Disneyland park guests the chance to see Tony Stark’s Hall of Armor, featuring Iron Man suits Mark I-VII – the same suits featured in “Iron Man 3.” And you will even be able to virtually “suit up,” yourself! Through simulation technology, guests will be able to see what it’s like to operate the latest pieces of the Mark 42 Iron Man armor, even getting the chance to test out its infamous repulsor blasts. (Source: Disney Parks Blog)
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/03/iron-man-tech-presented-by-stark-industries-coming-to-innoventions-at-disneyland-park/

Andy is not coming, he is in college! - It all started with a picture on the internet - if you yell “Andy’s coming” to the Toy Story walk around characters, they are suppose to stop and drop. Now, guests at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World are shouting this phrase over and over frustrating the character handlers.
http://www.snopes.com/disney/parks/andyscoming.asp

Feature
Remembering Annette Funicello

annette-funicello
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/04/remembering-annette-funicello-at-disneyland-park/

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/09/movies/annette-funicello-mouseketeer-dies-at-70.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

AnneteConnection was her Charity for MS.  Please Donate.

Monkey's Uncle

httpv://youtu.be/oRTlfFlJ4o8

She had taken charge of the 1980 Mouseketeer 25th Reunion Show, and had performed at Disneyland with her former colleagues.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV3gntV4c_I

Disneyland after Dark 1962 (7:48)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Abp3O8nMM_g

 

Voice Mails
Jeff and Coleen Roney
http://ouat.roneyzone.com/

Tip of the week
Where to find extra underwear?

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm PDT

In this episode we walk around Disneyland, plus news, food and tips!  Enjoy our new format!

Where the Hell Are We?  

Join Tommy, Chris, and Daniel at Disneyland and guy where they are at

The 9 News Nuggets You DON’T Need to Know

  1. Al Lutz to get a window on Main Street - Mainstret

  1. Victoria Secret to take over the Old Wizard of Bras store. Bringing Sexy Back

  1. Disney Announces a new Green initiative.  Rain ponchos no longer plastic but now paper.  If you want plastic you have to pay extra.  Sunshine of your love

  1. A new survey has gone out via email to select Annual Passholders.  Seems they are asking questions seeing if there is an interest in a new land based on The Black Hole. Theme from the black hole

  1. Limited Time Magic - Old Friends Week, bringing back former Disneyland President’s Paul Pressler, Cynthia Harris, Michael Eisner for a once in a lifetime chance for them to muck up the parks for a week with plush, maintenance cutbacks, and McDonald french fries for $6.00 a serving. Thriftshop

  1. The highly popular Disney Channel show, “A Dog with a Blog” will be arriving to Innoventions replacing the home of the future, formerly sponsored by Microsoft. The exhibit will now replicate the home of the show’s star, Stan the dog, It will now be sponsored by Google and they will be promoting their blog site, Blogspot.com on multiple computer screens so that guests can start their own blogs. Who let the dogs out

  1. Do you follow @DCAToday and @DisneylandToday on Twitter? Get ready for @DTDToday! This new Twitter handle will give you the latest up to the minute information on food, drink, and merchandise purchasing opportunities in Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort. They will also give you real-time status wait times on the Mickey & Friends parking trams - so there is no need to guess if you should wait for a tram or walk back the mile to the parking structure anymore! Don’t like crowds in DTD? They will start posting crowd levels starting April 1st. Categories include: Quinceaneras, Post-Prom Teenagers, and Families wearing the Same T-Shirts. Tiki Room “tweet tweet”

  1. Merchandise is returning to the windows of Buena Vista Street! After short, but terse struggle between WDI and DCA merchandising department. DCA has won the battle and we can expect more plush, keychains and other plastic doohickeys that have nothing to do with the motif and era of BVS. When Andy Castro of MiceAge heard this, he had a stroke. - Window Shopping

  2. With the success of Cars Land, Pixar is pushing WDI to come up with a concept theme park land based upon their movie WALL-E. Ride ideas include a “guests on floating ECV’s adventure through the spaceship Axiom; and a Fred Willard animatronic takes guest on a journey through an scortched Earth asking guests "wot happen?" And more...

Limited Time Magic Menu

No Food and Wine Festival at DCA this year, so instead Disney is offering a special selection of food at various locations around the resort. They've invited celebrity chef Andrew Zimmerman to consult on the menus. If you don't know who Andrew Zimmerman is, he's the host of a television show called Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel. He is also a James Beard Award winner. This award is similar to winning an Oscar for movies. Anyhow, he's been hired to create exotic dishes with a special emphasis on Global Cuisine. Since Andrew's show on Travel Channel takes him to remote destinations, they asked him to provide insight into authentic native cuisines from various countries all across the world. The dishes that will be offered are influenced by actual recipes he discovered during his travels.

Cafe Orleans and Blue Bayou – Mama Odie's Voodoo Gumbo and JuJu Fries (U.S. Cajun)

Chef's are creating a unique gumbo recipe that will include real alligator and possum meat. Both animals are indigenous to that area of the country, which makes this very unique. They're combining the alligator and possum meat with a wild boar italian sausage. It'll be created with standard gumbo ingredients such as tomatoes, bell peppers, celery, okra, garlic, and various cajun spices.

The JuJu Fries is actually Cajun Snake Fry. The snake meat is marinated in a mix of whole milk and garlic juice to remove the gamey flavor. Then it's seasoned with paprika, onion powder, ground cayenne pepper, and black pepper. The meat is finally coated with a blend of flour, rosemary, white pepper, and oregano before it goes into the deep fryer.

Rancho Del Zocalo – Three Caballeros Stew (Mexico + Latin America)

The stew is named Three Caballeros because it contains three different types of meat including beef tongue (lengua), tripe (like Menudo, it's cow's stomach lining) and iguana. Iguanas are considered a delicacy in Mexico and throughout Central and South America. It compares to chicken, but more tender. The three meats are cooked using a variety of ingredients including carrots, onions, tomatoes and cabbage. It will come with tortillas and a papaya salsa on the side.

Award Wieners – Iron Man Sausage (China and other parts of Asia)

In keeping with the traditions of creating hot dogs with a movie tie-in, Disney is developing a special concoction for Iron Man 3, which is set to be release May 3rd. It's a Blood Sausage made with pig's blood mixed with sweet rice, vermicelli, pork shoulder, and pork liver. Blood contains a lot of Iron, so that's how it got it's name. To go along with the food, they're also offering a drink called Mandarin's Mad Cocktail (Mandarin is Tony Stark's nemesis in the movie). The elixir is made with 3 parts Zinfandel red wine with 1 part pig's blood and topped with a frothy goat's milk foam.

Village Haus Restaurant – The Monstro Sandwich (Northern Europe)

Pinocchio and Geppeto get their revenge on Monstro the Whale. Disney will be releasing a limited time sandwich featuring Baked Whale on Focaccia Bread. The meat has been imported from Norway and is prepared with red wine, garlic, onions, salt and peppercorns. It's topped with a white wine vinaigrette and radicchio lettuce served on an herb-infused Focaccia Bread roll.

Bengal Barbecue – Indy Going Bananas (India)

The Bengal Barbecue will be offering a new dessert item on their menu. In honor of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, chef's have recreated the most iconic dish in the movie - Chilled Monkey Brains. They received special permission from the Anaheim Health Department to serve this specialty item. Because a monkey's diet consists of mostly fruits, the flesh is slightly on the sweet side. However, to enhance the sweetness further, they've included some native Indian delicacies like mango, lychee, and ambarella. Fried bananas will be served on the side.

Disney is going to be offering this Limited Time Menu beginning May 1st and it lasts throughout the entire month.

Tip of the Week

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm PDT

Daniel, Jae, Chris, and Tommy give their thoughts and reactions to the New Fantasy Faire area in Disneyland.  We also have our Tip of the Week and we visit the Main Street Newsstand.

News
Fantasy Faire Opens - Will be the main topic

Princess Relocation Program
Merida - Fantasyland where Rapunzel used to be.
Snow White will continue to be at the Wishing Well near the Castle
Jasmine will continue to be at Aladdin's Oasis
Tiana will now make regular appearances at the Court of Angles

Opening Date set for Mickey and the Magical Map stage show

Ariel’s Grotto losing Princess and Gaining World of Color Dinner Packages

Pat E. Cake Gets Iced - According to the Entertainment Department, March 17 will be the last day for the “My Disneyland Birthday Party” at the Plaza Inn. Its host, the Pat E. Cake face character, will be retired. Reportedly, money is to blame. Managers in the Foods Department argue that the tables reserved for the birthday parties could be more profitably utilized by paying guests eating at the Plaza Inn. (Source: MousePlanet.com)

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room 50th Anniversary Event set for June 28-29, 2013

Disney is bringing back Mickey Mouse Shorts

A Celebration of Greece coming to the Disneyland Resort

Feature
Fantasy Faire

Tip of the Week
Fantasy Faire. Get there early to avoid long lines.

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:24pm PDT

Daniel, Jae, Tommy, and Chris go back to the future and continue our history of Tomorrowland. This episode we cover 1967-1998. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand, Tip of the Week, and Shoutouts.

News
Journey to Oz Balloon Tour” Floats into the Disneyland Resort this Weekend

AP Movie Nights Return to Disneyland - Disney movies have returned to the Opera House on Main St. at Disneyland on Thursday nights. You must be an annual passholder to attend. Search #APMovieNights on Twitter for the latest information and showtimes.

Limited Time Magic Stuff
Dapper Dans Sing Boy Band Hits

httpv://youtu.be/3A7G6Bczj-k

AP Screenings Peter Pan

Great and Powerfull Oz Preview and new menu

Best Burgers at the DLR (per Disney Parks Blog) fun story

New Haunted Mansion Merch

Feature - Tomorrowland 1967–1998
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomorrowland#Tomorrowland_1967.E2.80.931998:_The_Tomorrowland_on_the_move

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T00SmJsARww

Tip of the Week
Report on Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:00pm PDT

The DisGeek Crew is joined by Chris Wakefield of the Wakefield Report. We talked to Chris who is a WDW fan to find out what he thought and how it compared to his home parks in Orlando. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and give out our Tip of the Week. It’s a HUGE show! Please enjoy and review in iTunes.

News

Tony Baxter Retires

Mouseplanet posted his announcement email to his colleagues today:

Fantasy Faire opens March 12th
The former Carnation Plaza Gardens stage and dance floor will now be called The Royal Theatre with shows featuring characters from Beauty and the Beast and Tangled.

At The Royal Hall, there will be three princess meet and greet areas.
Food items include new cheddar garlic twists, boysen apple freeze and a yogurt parfait from Maurice’s Treats.

During the Q&A, swing dancing was brought up MousePlanet tweeted out their response saying “The stage is flexible, but the decision will be made later. For now, full-time Fantasy Faire.”

Nescafe Coffee is leaving Disneyland

Disney has entered into a long-term agreement with Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Co to provide the standard coffee at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disney Vacation Club properties. In addition, Joffrey’s will develop special blends exclusive to Disney and resort hotel rooms will all have a catalog where guests can purchase Joffrey’s products to take home. These changes will be complete within the next few months.

Just to give you an idea how quickly Limited time magic goes, we have had two events go since our last recording. And two more events come and go.

What has ended is Golden Horseshoe Review Tribute and the New Orleans Bayou Bash.

What has COME and go meaning the event happened and is now gone

Lunar New Year at DCA and True Love Week

Extended hours at DCA on Thursdays. 2 extra hours to enjoy.

Finally it seems that they will now start enforcing fastpass return times as they recently did in Florida. Of course this draws outrage from the fan community which frankly I don’t understand. Signs has gone up although I understand the enforcement is not actually in place yet. Signs are up merely to start getting passholders used to the idea.

Feature - Talk with Chris Wakefield of the Wakefield Report.

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Tip of the Week - Visit World of Disney and check out Thomas Kinkade hidden images.  Thanks to Richard for the tip!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:01pm PDT

In this episode we are joined by Russell Flores, author of Seen, Un-Seen Disneyland. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and we have  a very romantic Tip of the Week.

News
Limited Time Magic - New Orleans Bayou Bash - It seems exactly the same as last year.
Food Offerings

Tinker Bell Half Marathon and the Health and Fitness Expo was this last weekend. Congrats to all the runners.

DCA Blue Sky Cellar has opened with Fantasy Faire Details

Limited Time Magic continues with Lunar New Year. This time at DCA.

Food Offerings

Random Stuff

There is a Giant Crane in the park! Fixin Big Thunder
They Painted the Glendale-Hyperion Bridge! Looks kinda cool..
Kodak is gone from the Park Maps
Main Street Train Station is being refurbed

New Disneyland Photo App Launches! DisneyPhotographyBlog.com has released a new iPhone and iPad app that you might be interested in: 2013 Photo a Day from Disney Photography Blog - Disneyland Edition. For each day in 2013 a new photograph from the Disneyland Resort will be unlocked on your iOS device. Get a little bit of the magic from Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Downtown Disney, and the Disneyland Resort Hotels. On sale until the end of January for $0.99. Get it now before the price goes up!

Special for DisGeek Podcast Listeners - Tommy has a few app codes available, to get one, you need to follow @TommyPix on Twitter and tweet him that you want an app code for the 2013 Photo of a Day and he will send you one. Just like there is limited time magic - limited quantities are only available!

Feature - Interview with Russell Flores, author of Seen, Un-Seen Disneyland.

Visit his Facebook page for an autographed copy or you can get it at Amazon.

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Tip of the Week - Make sure you make your dining reservations at Disneyland NOW to get in for Valentines Day. Call (714) 781 - DINE or (714) 781-3463.

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In our Golden Anniversary episode we take predictions from our Podcasting friends and the audience.  We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and as always, we have our Tip of the week.

News
Last Sunday saw the last day of the holidays for the Disneyland Resort.  Haunted Mansion is closed and going back to normal.

Limited Time Magic has begun.  First with Three Kings day in FrontierLand.  Moving to the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree area with live performances and character meet and greets.. We got the Marichi Divas and The Three Caballeros.

Next up is the limited run of “A Salute to the Golden Horseshoe” running from Jan 10th to Feb 4th.  Annual Passholders has the opportunity to get tix with a dinner package.  These are for the Thursday through Monday 6:30 shows.  It’s $35.

New Show for the FantasyLand Theatre - Mickey and the Magical Map.

Big Thunder Refurbishment begins

Disneyland 3 day park hopper for $220.

Disney continues to crack down on ticket scams.  Now they take your picture.

Get a look at What’s Next for Disneyland when Blue Sky Cellar Reopens Jan 19

George Kalogrids Named President of WDW

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2013 Predictions

Tip of the Week

Put your Disney Art on the wall.

Use Command Strips

Frame tutorial

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_S4kmPPK4k

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Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
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