The DisGeek Podcast - Your Guide to the Disneyland Resort

With the recent opening of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad the DisGeek crew talk about about the history, and recent changes of this fantastic attraction.  We also visit the Mainstreet Newsstand and Tommy has his Tip of the Week.

News

Stockholders Meeting
In terms of the parks when asked about the subs he said that they were going nowhere.  We win.  Was also asked about Pin Trading Desks.  Said they were concerned about the Pin Traders reducing the quality of experience for other guests. Also some stuff about exclusivity in the parks, ie lilly belle being for C33 members only.  A: So much to do in the parks that the exclusive stuff is very, very tiny. In some cases the only way to bring something back is to do it for an exclusive number.

Live Blog: http://www.laughingplace.com/w/news/2014/03/18/live-blog-of-the-walt-disney-company-annual-meeting/

D23 will return to Anaheim August 14-16, 2015! Tix go on sale Aug 14th 2014

Maleficent Sneak Peak coming to DCA

Starbucks in Downtown Disney is now open

Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend - Weekend of November 14th

Registration for the Inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend opens at Noon EST on March 25, 2014.
http://www.rundisney.com/avengers-half-marathon/

Closures

Indiana Jones is now closed for refurbishment - Thru May

Alice in Wonderland is now closed - Thru July

Little Mermaid is closing this week - Thru May

 

Feature

History and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Thunder_Mountain_Railroad

Big Thunder Mountain backstory: http://disneyology.blogspot.com/2010/03/backstories-big-thunder-mountain-part-2.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AXmb59YLRUs

Book Mentioned in this episode:

Tip of the Week

Free Plastic bags at Rushin' River Outfitters at DCA before you ride Grizzly River Rapids

 

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It's systematic, hydromatic, ultramatic … Why it’s the the 5 senses of Disneyland! Join the DisGeek crew as we travel to the old west and talk about Frontierland and why we love this part of the park. Plus we visit the Main Street Newsstand and have our Tip of the Week.

News

Rock Your Disney Side Party

Will take place over Memorial Day weekend, feature numerous Disney heroes and villains, and run from 6 a.m., May 23 to 6 a.m., May 24.
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/02/140-disney-character-ultimate-tweet-announces-all-night-disney-side-party-on-both-coasts/

Subs Construction walls says stuff like, “We’ll be back! Look for us again!”

http://micechat.com/59781-captain-america-disneyland/

Captain America - The Living Legends and Symbol of Courage opens to Annual Passholders

Big Bubba's Report - http://big-bubba-b.blogspot.com/2014/03/captain-america-meet-and-greet-at.html

A new Disney Gallery Exhibit Mechanical Kingdoms: Opens

Mechanical Kingdoms ~ Steam-Driven Visions of a Victorian Future features conceptual designs and ideas for an array of inventive vehicles, machines and gadgets. The collection also shares some of the same inspirations as steampunk – most prominently a fascination with the extravagantly inventive visions of tomorrow expressed by such Victorian futurists as Jules Verne and H.G. Wells.

Disny Parks Blog - http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/01/mechanical-kingdoms-steam-driven-visions-of-a-victorian-future-art-to-debut-at-disney-parks/

Disneyland Social Clubs - The Very Merry Un-Gangs of Disneyland

Quick Bits
Muppet Vision 3d updated their pre-show to include elements from the upcoming film, “Muppets Most Wanted”

Looks like New Orleans Bayou Bash isn’t happening. Probably because almost all of New Orleans Square is behind tarps. For the Club 33 referb.

A tree fell over on Tom Sawyer Island due to the heavy rain we experienced last weekend. Nobody was hurt.

Feature - 5 Senses of Disneyland - Frontierland

Tip of the Week - If you find somebody's lost cell phone. try to find a way to contact them insted of giving it to lost and found. Then they have a chance of getting it back!

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Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Jae @sorcerermickeyj

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.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

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