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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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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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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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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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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