The DisGeek Podcast - Your Guide to the Disneyland Resort (podcasts)

There is a lot going on in this episode as the DisGeek Crew lists their favorite EPCOT attractions. Tommy rants on the current state of Disneyland and the hotel fiasco with the city of Anaheim. We also talk about the Earl of Sandwich, alcohol, and Illuminations.

NEWS

Disneyland

Earl of Sandwich is back

Tommy Rant
DLR resort and construction/hotel fiasco with the city etc

Oga’s Cantina Coming to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in 2019 (AKA BOOZE in Disneyland)

Looking Ahead at the Sights, Sounds, and Flavors of the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort (Paint the Night leaving)

Walt Disney World

New ticketing system for WDW

Illuminations officially to close

Main Story

Top 5 Favorite EPCOT attractions. Daniel

Honorable Mention: World Showcase
5. Journey into Imagination
4. Frozen
3. Living with the Land
2. Test Track
1. Spaceship Earth

Tommy
5. Barbie
4. Epcot Dolls
3. Mickey Scuba Dives
2. Living with the Land / Living Seas
1. Spaceship Earth

Chris
5. Africa
4. Oh Canada
3. Cranium Command
2. Spaceship Earth
1. World Showcase - The People

Jes
5. Spaceship Earth
4. Ellen
3. Original Test Track
2. American Adventure
1. Honeymoon

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Direct download: DisGeek_148.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:56pm PST

In this episode Daniel and Jes discus the future of Walt Disney World. We also talk about the cancelation of the luxury resort at Disneyland, D23, and Halloween Time food.

News

Disneyland’s New Upscale Hotel Put On Hold Indefinitely

D23 Tix go on sale Thursday, Aug 23

Foodie Guide to Halloween Time

Featured Topic

The Future of Walt Disney World

  • Star Wars: Galaxies Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Star Wars Hotel
  • Tron Coaster at the Magic Kingdom
  • Guardians of the Galaxy at Epcot
  • Ratatouille at Epcot
  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Out of this World Dining at Epcot
  • Disney Skyliner transportation system



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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:54am PST

Daniel and Tommy catch up on the latest Disneyland Park news, including the new redhead scene on Pirates of the Caribbean, AP limits, and Star Wars: Galaxies Edge.

Pirates Reopen w/ New RedHead Scene at Disneyland



Save 40% with new AP Bring a Friend Offer

New Limits for some AP’s

Mobile Ordering

Opening Season for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Black Spire Outpost Revealed to be the village name at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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Direct download: DisGeek_145.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:23am PST

In this episode, the DisGeek Crew celebrate Star Wars Day and talk about the latest news for Star Wars Land.

News

Matterhorn now has Fastpass

Johnny Depp Surprises Riders on Pirates of the Caribbean

The Rock announces he is Partnering with Disney to reengineer and redesign the Jungle Cruise.

New Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge

Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission Breakout Galactic Premiere Party

Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission Breakout playlist

Disneyland Testing Wi-Fi

Main Street Electrical Parade Extends through Aug 20th

Main Topic

Star Wars Land Announcements

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:46pm PST

Our Annual Prediction returns! We also talk about camping for a parade spot, Summer of Heros, Beauty and the Beast Tavern, and More! This episode has an additional 17 minutes for Patreon supporters.

News

No more camping to save spots for parade.

‘Beauty and the Beast’-Inspired Red Rose Taverne Opens at Disneyland Park

Other Beauty and the Beast Stuff

Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout Opens May 27 PLUS Summer of Heroes

Food and Wine Opens this weekend

Bonus Content

Main Topic

Predictions 2017

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Direct download: DisGeek_132.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:13pm PST

The DisGeek Podcast 126 - Our Disneyland Horror Stories

The DisGeek Podcast crew relive some of their Disneyland Horror Stories. Plus Fastpass Digital coming to the Disneyland Resort?

News

Disneyland Resort to Launch Digital Fastpass Service in November - (RUMOR)
Filming Details for Christmas Day Parade at Disneyland - (RUMOR)
Main Street Electrical Parade at Disney California Adventure Only DCA ONLY? - (RUMOR)
Pixar Play Parade glowing away? - (RUMOR)

Main Topic

Our Disneyland Horror Stories

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:10am PST

In this episode the DisGeek crew talk about Disney California Adventure only Annual Passes being sold at Costco, The Main Street Electrical Parade returning, and the new parking structure themed to Star Wars?

Topics

Rumor: DCA only Annual Pass sold at Costco

Rumor: Pirates of the Caribbean Replacing Peter Pan when Fantasmic Returns

Main Street Electrical Parade Returns to Disneyland for a Limited Time

A 7-Story Parking Garage and Elevated Walkway is Coming to the Disneyland Resort

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Direct download: DisGeek_123.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

The DisGeek Podcast 121 - Pokémon Go Tips for Disneyland

In this episode we are grabbing our smartphone and playing Pokémon Go at Disneyland! Looking for the best tips and tricks to play this game? Then look no farther! This and the latest news to come out of the Disneyland Resort.

Note: We recorded this episode before the news of Guardians of the Galaxy - Breakout. We will discuss this in detail next episode.

NEWS

Big thanks to Jason for Donating a mic for Jess

Disneyland Turns 61!

New Starbucks at DTD

Halloween Time!

Disneyland Guests Get a Peek at Star Wars Land

D23 2017 Tix now available

Light up Singing Elsa Dress

MAIN TOPIC

Pokémon Go at Disneyland!

What is it? - alternate reality game that allows you to become a part of the Pokémon world. Catch Pokémon in the real world.

General Strategies

  • Walk around - don’t stay in one place
  • Visit heavily populated areas
  • Drop lures

Strategies for Disneyland

  • Visit different areas of the park - different Pokémon near water for example
  • Bring extra chargers with you - Disneyland kills your battery and the game kills it fast
  • Talk with fellow guests playing the game - many will tell you what they find and where
  • Get there fast! Pokémon leave quickly
  • When you see a large group of people just standing in an area, that is a good sign that a rare Pokémon is in the area!
  • Use your eggs frequently
  • Embrace the game - play with your family

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:04pm PST

In this episode the DisGeek crew layout their favorite Disneyland Hacks. These little tips and tricks will make your stay better and save you a little money. We also talk about that 60th anniversary fireworks rumor and much more.

News

New rumor regarding 60th anniversary fireworks going away

Disney offering a ‘Frozen Live at the Hyperion’ Pre-Show packages.

Disney plans to add luxury hotel at Disneyland Resort

Main Topic

Our favorite Disneyland Hacks.

  • Buy disney gift cards at Target using the target Red Card. Save 5%! 5% doesn’t sound link much, but those gift cards are valid all over the place. Every little bit helps.

 

  • When you go to Indiana Jones, Haunted Mansion, or Pirates put your phone on Airplane mode. Those attractions go underground and your battery will drain faster looking for a signal.

 

  • Check all the wait times via the info boots or the Disneyland app - The app shows not only the wait time, but the fastpass return time as well.

 

  • Get free water - At a sit down restaurant. Like Pizza Port or Rancho. Grab a big cup and fill it with water at the soda dispenser. If you tell the cast member at the register it is water they will let your through. If you go to counter service and ask for a cup of ice water, they will give it to you, but it’s in a really small cups. On super hot days they actually have ice water ready for you. Also there are filtered water stations throughout the park if you want to fill out your water bottle (Pizza Port, Mint Julep bar and Rancho).

 

  • Haunted Mansion - Be the first out of the Stretching room. Look for the wall with a slight gap, that’s the elevator doors.

 

  • 2nd Rope Drop at fantasyland. - Stand in front of King Arthur Carrousel during the fireworks. Soon as it is over they drop that rope and boom, instant access to fantasyland attractions (peter pan, mr. toad, etc.)

 

  • Corn Dogs - You can get a corndog at the Stage Door Cafe, It’s the same as the Red Wagon and a little bit cheaper. If you get it ala carte it’s 5.99 (instead of 8.75 at the wagon)

 

  • Dole Whip line inside the Enchanted Tiki Room is ALWAYS much shorter.

 

  • Park on Berry Ave. - Closest neighborhood parking about 10 min walk or there is a shuttle at the Hotel Menage across the street.

 

Meet and greet with The DisGeek Podcast and the Earvengers at Walt Disney World.

Located at the Ale & Compass Lounge on Aug 27th at 6PM. Located at the Yacht Club Resort.

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Direct download: DisGeek_120.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:11am PST

In this episode we talk about the all new Shanghai Disneyland and the new attractions we have seen so far on video. We also talk about Frozen Live at the Hyperion, $1 popcorn, and babies.

News

Frozen Live at the Hyperion Opens

Annual Passholders Enjoy a Limited - Time Offer for $1.00 and $1.00 Sipper refills

Mad T has been replaced with Jammin’ in the Backlot.

The Skyway Chalet to be removed according to a permit.

Turtle Talk with Crush now features characters from Finding Dory.

Disney to Stop Printing Disney Dollars

Main Topic

Shanghai Disneyland soft opens

A few interesting stories that came out about shanghai.

Shanghai Disneyland etiquette guide

Wanda Group vows to stop disney

Food is to expensive

Map
https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/lmowjmlsceopujdhowkf.jpg

Attractions

Videos

First Look Soft Opening - This video was originally on YouKu, a chinese YouTube. It looks like it got taken down but luckily this guy took it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAC3xum58PY

Pirates of the Caribbean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TIklXtMDGk

Sorin’ Around the World - Taken from the above First Look Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1dBfyqnvy8

Tron Light Cycle Power Run
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdBjrURwg-Q

Peter Pan
https://youtu.be/oLUSi0bLFsk

Mickey’s Storybook Express
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuSeOyNJlTk

Shanghai Disneyland Once Upon A Time Adventure
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP-eZIt8s7U

Direct download: DisGeek_119.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:26pm PST

Disney California Adventure turns 15! In this episode we talk about our top 5 favorate things about DCA.

News

Disney California Adventure Turns 15!

Harrison Ford to Unveil Star Wars Land on TV Special

Disneyland Moves its oldest building… The Pope House.

New Photopass Experiences

Universal Studios adopts “Demand Pricing”

Feature - Top 5 Favorite Things at DCA

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am PST

The DisGeek Podcast 110 - Tis the Season of the Force

In this episode the DisGeek crew talks about the new Star Wars - Season of the Force additions to Tomorrowland.

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News

Candy Cane Dates

Ghirardelli’s Shop open at Downtown Disney

Two Shows, Two Ways, to Experience World of Color

Disneyland Float for the Diamond Celebration will Dazzle at the 2016 Rose Parade

Feature:

Star Wars - Seasons of the Force is Open

Season of the Force special food menus

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:56pm PST

Daniel, Chris, Jae, Paul, and Tommy talk about some of the announcements from D23. This includes movies, video games, and the Walt Disney - An American Experience Panel. We talk about the different booths at d23 and what we saw and what we didn't get to see. We also argue weather or not D23 has improved overall.

News

D23 Announcements

Movies

Video Games

Walt Disney - An American Experience Panel

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:47pm PST

In this episode the DisGeek crew review and discuss the all new World of Color - Celebrate! We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and bring you the latest news coming out of the Disneyland Resort!

News

Rumor: Innoventions will reopen in NOV with a Marvel / Star Wars

Club 33 Member Sues!

Disney Wants to invest 1 Billion to Parks in exchange for no new gate tax

It’s Official.. Selfie Sticks Banned
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/disney-668828-sticks-selfie.html

And partly because of this….

California Screamin Halted due to "Selfie Stick"
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/selfie-668467-stick-ride.html

Peter Pan Re-opens

 

 

 

Feature - World of Color - Celebrate!

 

  • Intro with Neil Patrick Harris - Song - Celebrate
  • Mickey Mouse - Steamboat Willie, Plane Crazy, Mickey Mouse, Fantasia
  • Snow White and a mixture of disney/pixar films leading into..
  • Frozen - Let it Go
  • Disneyland - Opening Day Speech, Tiki Tiki Tiki Room, Splash Mountain (zippity doo dah), Carsland (Life is a Highway), Pirates, Haunted Mansion, it’s a small world, Star Tours (with footage from The Force Awakens)
  • Sappy scene designed to make you cry - “Forever Young”
  • Finale with NPH quoting Walt and singing Celebrate.  Big Finish with all fountains and lights going crazy

 

 

 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm PST

In this episode of the DisGeek crew talks about the 20th Anniversary of The Indiana Jones Adventure. We also talk about price increases, the new Smokejumpers restaurant, and the return of Mad T. Party.

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News

Tron 3 has been announced

Smokejumpers Grill to Open March 20th - New Grizzly Peak Area at DCA

Does the concept art look familiar?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibAxkCJfvC4)

 

Innoventions set to close March 31st

Fire breaks out at it’s a small world

Prices Increase at Disneyland Resort

Mad T Party to Return

Neal Patrick Harris Hosts new World of Color

Disney Egg-Stravaganza Returns to Disney Parks

Bob Chapek Names Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Feature

Tommy tells us about the 20th anniversary of Indiana Jones Adventure.

40 Years of Adventures - Video that Jae mentioned

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gUcKp20LQs
Direct download: DisGeek_97.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:47pm PST

In this episode we present our annual prediction results show for 2014.

News

Condor Flats is no more.. Reopening as Grizzly Peak Airfield.

Rumor - Social Club and Mad T Party stalkers Mouse4Life report that Mad T WILL return and that it is 99.9% confirmed. - They claim it will be made official Jan 30th

M4L also says that DL and DCA will start blocking the outlets to prevent people from using them to charge phones.

Frozen Fun Opens and Special Ticket Offer for So Cal Residents.

New Frozen Fun Commercial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVrXH59ggtU

Measles Makes an Unwelcome Visit to Disneyland

Feature - 2014 Prediction Results

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:05pm PST

The DisGeek Podcast 93 - Frozen Fantasmic Fun!

In this episode Jae reviews his experience with the new Fantasmic! Dining package. We also talk about the new Frozen Fun and Freeze the Night Away dance party that replaced Mad T Party. Plus all of the latest news and rumors.

News

Fantasy in the Sky to Return

Frozen Fun at Disney California Adventure

Frozen Fun Preview

Freeze the Night Preview

Freeze the Night Video -

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH6N1Jcd758

New Disneyland High End Restaurant. Not true.

World of Color undergoes refurb Jan 7th 2015

Feature

Jae’s Fantasmic! Dinner review

Email / Voicemail
Savannah Rodriguez - DAC

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:21pm PST

In this episode we have a special presentation of, "When Hinges Creak." A panel from Scare LA that celebrates the Haunted Mansion's 45th Anniversary. This panel features Bob Gurr, Alice Davis, and Jeff Baham from Doombuggies.com. Be sure to listen with the images below to see the artwork and photography they are talking about. Just click the first image and it will turn into a slideshow.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:15am PST

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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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:02pm PST

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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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:21am PST

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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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:27pm PST

The DisGeek Crew takes a visit to the Disneyland Graveyard to pay respects to Mine Train thru Natures Wonderland. Plus we visit the Main Street Newsstand and as always we have our Tip of the Week!

News

The Pirates League opening at New Orleans Square

RIOTS Near The Disneyland Resort! Disneyland is Safe.

Nets installed on the Jungle Cruise Boats. Lawyers Strike again! They actually don’t look that bad. Jungle Cruise close for a week



Princess Fantasy Faire Set to Close on Aug 12.

D23 Expo Prices. Tix goes on sale Aug 9th

Feature

Graveyard - Mine Train thru Nature’s Wonderland

http://www.yesterland.com/rcminetrain.html

http://www.yesterland.com/minetrain.html

http://davelandweb.com/nw/

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

  Tip of the Week

The Carthay Circle Theatre Lounge is a great place to just hand out and relax.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR - Friends of the Magic Gathering - Aug 3rd - 5th. It’s a weekend of Food, Fun, and Friends at the Disneyland Resort! So come on down and hang out with us. We are going to host a meet at Mater's Junkyard Jamboree on SUNDAY at around 2:00PM.  For more info visit www.friendsofthemagic.com

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:59am PST

The DisGeek Crew goes back to CarsLand and samples the unique food offerings that Radiator Springs has to offer. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and as always, we have our Tip of the Week.

NEWS

Happy Birthday Disneyland! July 17th is DL's 57th birthday.

Name that Sheep!

Your car can smell like Disney!

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Full

New Early Entry Options for DLR guests.

D23 Presents Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the Reagan Library

Feature CarsLand Food

What Daniel had and how many stars he gives out of 5

Flos V8 Dinner

Citrus Turkey Salad - 4

Citrus Turkey Breast - 4 (Laurie give it a 3)

NY Strip Loin - 4

Pork Loin - 5

Kids Meal - Mac & Cheese - 5

Chocolate Mud Pie - 4

Cozy Cone

Chili Cone Queso - 5

Chicken Verde - 5

Tip of the week Follow @DCAToday

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Connie Moreno and Kenny Siegel from the Disneyland Gazette join us and we talk all about Buena Vista Street.

NEWS Halloween Dates announced

Extra Seating in Aladdin's Oasis  

Over in DCA, Buena Vista Street has seen its first Holiday overlay with patriotic 4th of July bunting and flags

Dancin' with Disney

Chevron is no longer a sponsor of Autotopia. The story is that Disney Let it go bring up questions of the attractions future. New Disney Gallery Exhibit opened - Crowning Achievements - Creating Castles for Magical Kingdoms

Exhibit features Models, Concept art, and of course lots of new merch

Billy Hill and the Hillbillies has been evicted! Now located at the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree.

Downtown Disney’s California Avocado Week -  

Feature - Buena Vista Street

Connie's Blog - http://theenemyisgood.blogspot.com/

Tip of the Week - Seeing ALL of CarsLand attractions.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR - Friends of the Magic Gathering - Aug 3rd - 5th. It’s a weekend of Food, Fun, and Friends at the Disneyland Resort! So come on down and hang out with us. We are going to host a meet at Mater's Junkyard Jamboree on SUNDAY at around 2:00PM.  For more info visit www.friendsofthemagic.com

Thanks to Disneylandlive and MiceChat for the pictures!

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:38pm PST

This episode we get our kicks on Route 66 as we talk about CarsLand! We also have our Tip of the Week and we visit the Main Street Newsstand. Former co-host Paul joins us and weighs in as well. News

Buena Vista Street & Carsland is NOW OPEN!

With that the Acts, “Five and Dime, Red Car Trolley Boys, and “Instant Concert! …Just Add Water.” The show features Goofy, acting as a conductor.

Matterhorn has Reopened - Now has single rider line and single seated new bobsleds- I rode it and I hate the new bobsleds.  Climbers are back as well.

 

Voices of Liberty started performances.  This is an act from Epcot and is performing at the opera house. Carnation Cafe is has now re-opened

Glow with the Show at California Adventure - Guest can purchase Mouse Ears that glow during the show. $25 a pair.

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

Disneyland Guest can now Purchase Tickets through their smartphones

Ghirardeli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop is now OPEN!

Thanks to Disneyland Livefor permission to use images  

The Menu - http://www.ghirardelli.com/sites/default/files/locationsevents/Ghirmenu_March2012.pdf

Blue Sky Cellar Welcomes the Radiator Spings Historical Society's Museum of the History of Radiator Springs

Mad T Party is now officially open although it’s been running for a few weeks now

Feature

Cars Land!

Tip of the Week- Finding the best tire for Luigi’s Flying Tires

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:19am PST

The DisGeek Crew attends the Fantasmic! 20th Anniversary performance and records a segment LIVE at Disneyland! We also have a review of Mad T Party, rage about the price increase, and much more!
NEWS

Ticket Price Increase

AP holders and D23 members can register for DCA “Experience Opportunities”

New Faces for the Monorails

Carnation Cafe re-opens June 13th (plus it’s new sign is up)

Brave, Merida Meet and Greet

Carthy Circle and Fountain has been revealed

DCA will have plenty of Character this summer

Mad T Party Soft Opens

New Signage at Paradise Pier

LaBrea Bakery redesign is complete

Feature

Fantasmic 20th Anniversary Performance

Tip of the Week DSLR vs Point and Shoot Tommy's Cameras:

Canon T2i Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon SX210 Canon PowerShot SX210IS

Canon PowerShot SX260 Canon PowerShot SX260

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Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera

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Is that Matterhorn actually sinking?  Or is it your imagination?  Find out in our new feature, Disneyland - Fact or Fiction.  Plus our Tip of the Week and a visit to the Main Street Newsstand.

News

Disneyland
Alice Davis gets her window on Main Street

Candy Palace, Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor and Penny Arcade has reopened (Photos from DisneylandLive.com)

Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders Invited to Special 20th Anniversary ‘Fantasmic!’ Performances

Matterhorn Climbers returning

DCA

Pixar's Brave in World of Color

Mad T Party

The Mad T Party area is really shaping up (Pictures from DisneyLandLive.com)

Mad T Party Music Sounds

Classic Arcade-Style Games Get a “Mad” Twist at Disney California Adventure Park

Carthay Circle / Club 33

Exclusive Club 33 at Disneyland Resort Invites New Members

Disney Gives a little Sneak Peak inside Carthay Circle Restaurant (Pictures from DisneyLandLive.Com)

Carthay Circle Theatre now taking reservations

Cars Land

New Menus, Favorite Eats at expanded DCA

Flo’s V8 Cafe - (From the Disney Food Blog)

Cozy Cone Motel - (From the Disney Food Blog)

D23 Member Previews June 9 and 10th

Cars Land and Buena Vista Street Previews set for June 11th.

Little Mermaid Fixes (Pictures from DisneyLandLive.com)

Misc..

Lego Store Reopens - (Pictures from DisneyLandLive.com)

Droid Factory

Looks like the Monorails are getting a Cars Overlay.

Feature

Disneyland: Fact or Fiction -  Matterhorn

Tip of the Week

In the next few weeks Tommy will shares some of the equipment he uses to capture some of his favorite memories while visiting the DisneyLand Resort.

This week it's Video!  Tommy uses the Kodak PlayTouch.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:03pm PST

In this episode it's Part 2 of our Marc Davis discussion.  We also have lots of news to go over and in our Tip of the Week, we introduce you to Otto.  It's an episode that frankly, you deserve.

NEWS

Starbucks coming to Disney Parks

Disney announces Big Thunder Jamboree

Cars Land Street Entertainment Announced

The WonderGround Gallery is making its way to Downtown Disney

The Voices of Liberty Will Soon Ring Out at Disneyland.

D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives opens July 6th at the Reagan Library

Dinner with Ariel and her Princess Friends coming soon to Ariel’s Grotto at DCA

As of June 15th 2012, Ariels Grotto will no longer be a World of Color dining package location.

Pixar Play Parade returns to DCA this summer

The Disneyland Resort now takes dining reservations by e-mail, just e-mail - dine@disneyland.com

Carnation Plaza Gardens at Disneyland Park to Begin Transformation to New Fantasy Faire Experience on April 30

Just Sayin' -

Al Lutz tells WDW fans that they “deserve” the bad quality WDW gets.

FEATURE
Marc Davis Part 2
http://disney.go.com/disneyinsider/history/legends/marc-davis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Davis_(animator)

Tip of the Week

Otto!  Get Disneyland Resort in with just a simple call.  714-520-7090

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In this episode we have our Imagineering Legends segment featuring Marc Davis.  This is Part 1 of a 2 part series where discuss Davis's early days as a Disney Animator.  We also visit the Main Street Newsstand, whine about stuff in Just Sayin' and of course, Our Tip of the Week.

News

Princess Fantasy Faire may NOT happen?

Merida from the new Disney / Pixar film BRAVE is coming to Disney Parks.

Goofy Presents The Art of Vacationing

Disney Paks blog reveals Streetmasphere for Buena Vista Street

AP Cars Land and Buena Vista Street Mech Event (Included preview of BVS CM Costumes.)

MadTParty Merch preview (at same event above)

Attraction Poster Merch arrives at DCA

Red Car Trolley Tests at DCA

You can also see the “powerlines” above hollywoodland..

Just Sayin’
Mice Chat says that the costumes for Mad T Party is “Gangster Style”
http://www.miceshots.com/usr/65/1429IMG_0038.jpg
http://micechat.com/blogs/in-the-parks/3377-disneyland-dca-knotts-san-diego-safari-park-more.html

Dusty later says, “Mad T Party has some unfortunate drug references built into the name and gang inspired costuming.”

REALLY????

Avengers Monorail at WDW?
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/04/video-the-avengers-themed-monorail-zips-around-walt-disney-world-resort/

Lots of people think it looks cool.  Are these the same people who hated the idea of Marvel in the Parks?  I’m just glad it’s there and not here...

Feature
Imagineering Legends - Marc Davis Part 1

Tip of the Week
Power Walk through DCA for hotel guests

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Daniel, Tommy, Chris, and Jae talk Club 33.  Chris and Tommy have been there and share their experiences while Daniel and Jae can only dream about it.  We also visit the Main Street Newsstand, and we also have our Tip of the Week. Plus a new segment, "Just Sayin'"  We hope you enjoy the new format of the show!

NEWS

Robert Sherman Passes Away

Tarps slowly being removed from the Matterhorn and it looks fantastic!

It’s Official: ElecTRONica will be switched off on April 15th - END OF LINE
To replaced by Mad T Party on June 15th.

New Mad T Party costumes revealed

Grizzly River Run Repainted - Changed to reflect a more 1940s theme instead of gen-x stuff.

Alice Davis to be Honored with Main Street Window

Billy Hill and The Hillbillies Record some of the background loop music for Cars Land

Just Sayin'

The Girls from Shake it Up and did a CD signing over at Disney 365 in DTD last saturday.. What a disaster!
John Carter Flops Loses 200 mil
Next D23 Expo dates announced - Aug 9-11 2013 - Anaheim CA

Feature - History of Club 33

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Club_33

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Tip of the Week

Tips for People with Disabilities

Download Flyers from the Disneyland Resort

Hearing Disability
Visual Disability

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:20pm PST

Jae Brattain returns for a little history lesson on CircleVission, Paul thinks Peter Pan has issues dealing with Tinkerbell's success, and Daniel thinks Earl of Sandwich is no big deal. All this and more!

NEWS

Disneyland now has “Charging Lockers” Meaning you can charge your phone. 2.00 an hour. Of course if you listen to the show you know that we have un-official charging stations. However those require you to sit there whereas there you can walk around.

Disneyland Sued for Negligence in Jungle Cruise Crash The New Orleans Bayou Bash has started

AP Preview of stuff at the Disneyland Resort

Disney Confirms Carsland June Opening. Al Lutz reported June 15.

Eight Lands to Explore at the Expanded DCA this summer

Earl of Sandwich is coming to DTD!

Disney Parks Blog Jake and the Neverland Pirates Meetup

Audio of the show..

Lady and the Tramp DVD Take a Peek Inside Walt’s Apartment with Diane Disney Miller in the ‘Lady and the Tramp’ Diamond Edition Blu-ray and DVD Combo Packs

Feature Graveyard w/ Jae Brattain - CircleVision 360

Tip of the Week w/ @TommyPix

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:32pm PST

Daniel and Paul bring you another Five Senses of Disneyland segment.  This time it's Tomorrowland!  We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and Tommy brings us our Tip of the Week.  We would also like to thank our very first sponsor, Know the Mouse!


News

Disneyland
Tinkerbell half marathon

There were 17,300 registered runners over the entire weekend; 12,000 of which ran in Sunday’s half marathon. The race was targeted, but not limited to, women and the numbers certainly reflected it. Of the 12,000 runners, 11,082 of them were women! The Disneyland Resort traditionally holds a half marathon in the late summer but the addition of this new winter half marathon takes advantage of a traditionally slower time at the resort. The result is an influx in tourism dollars to the resort area and hotels to the tune of an estimated $14 million dollars!

Disneyland is updating 'The Magic, The Memories & You' projection show for Valentine's Day. New version starts feb 1st. and runs through april.
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/01/more-fun-surprises-in-store-for-the-magic-the-memories-and-you-at-disney-parks/

“One of my favorite moments comes when the king and queen from “Tangled” appear on a balcony, lifting a single lantern to the sky for their missing daughter. It’s soon joined by hundreds of others, creating a magical sight sure to draw “oohs” and “ahhs” from the crowd. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it! Of course, the most heart-warming part of any segment of “The Magic, The Memories and You!” is the images of our guests, captured by Disney PhotoPass photographers during the day and incorporated into the show each night. “

The Matterhorn continues to disappear behind scaffolding as its six-month refurbishment gets underway. In fact I saw some reports that the interior of the queue has been demolished. The roof remains however.

Haunted Mansion has reopened as It’s a Small World closes.

Disneyland celebrated the Lunar New Year over the past few weeks. This year this did it in the Small World Mall. Last year it was part of the Family Fun Weekends. They added some decorations and food items as well. They have a Mulan and Mushu meet and greet. As well as some other Disney characters in Asian garb.

Getting ready fro Mardi Gras

There is a new video inside the waiting area for The Enchanted Tiki Room. I actually haven't watched the video in years. But I remember it being all 70’s. It’s still a video that’s about Dole but from what I hear it’s kinda bad.

Tom Cruise Visits DL

DCA
Part of the Soarin over California sign is missing.

In Carlsland a new sign popped up to the right of the courthouse that says, “FastPass Distribution” so it’s safe to say the RRR will have fastpass!

They also started playing around with the neon lighting over at Carsland as well as lighting the Cadillac Range. It has sort of a purpleish look to them.

I must admit seeing the photos I’m a little concerned. My first knee-jerk reaction is that the main drag looks very busy. There is this row of streetlights and it looks... busy. Maybe too much. Hard to tell.

Something I didn’t notice last week was that Red Wood Creek Challenge Trail is closed. Looks like the are referbing in and it is set to reopen in March.

Feature

5 Senses of Disneyland - Tomorrowland

Daniel
Sight - Old Favorite was People Mover - Mickey Asturnaut
Smell - Autotopia
Sounds - Star Tours Chime
Taste - Pasta Dish at Red Rockets
Feelings - Nostalgia
Paul
Sight - Cleanliness, the monorail track running straight down the middle and the landscaping.
Smell - The smells change as you go further into the land.
Sounds - The music, the Astro Blaster, Autopia.
Taste - Pasta dish.
Feelings - Optimism.

Tip of the Week

Downtown Disney District

Daily Events - Live Outdoor Entertainment every night 6 - 10pm

La Brea Bakery
World of Disney
Naples Ristorante & Pizzeria House of Blues
ESPN Zone

3 hours of parking free - up to 5 hours with validation
Calendar of events at DTD: http://disneyland.disney.go.com/calendar/daily/?location=dtd

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:43pm PST

Daniel and Paul are joined by Jae Brattain and we talk about the Legendary Imagineer Roger Broggie.  Paul is also a little paranoid about what's going on Main Street.  Is there a conspiracy going on?  Find out on when we visit the Main Street Newsstand.  Tommy also has a great tip that seems a little "Pinny"!

News

Disneyland
Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe Now Open
The theming and decor are really nice. The Mary Poppins references are there but not in your face.
Menu

Shops and Restaurants on Main Street Closed
Shops and restaurants on almost the entire west end of Main Street are closed. This includes Carnation Cafe, the Blue Ribon Bakery (to become indoor seating for CC), Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor (to address crowd flow issues), Penny Arcade, The Candy Palace, and the Coke Corner.

Matterhorn Closed - Disney Parks Blog confirmed new Bobsleads

“Let the Memories Being” parade float that sat in the middle of the Esplanade has been removed

DCA
Buh Bye ElecTRONica, Hello Mad T Party

Paul's ElecTRONica Rant

Paradise Pier shops theming (neon) under tarps

Cars 2 Meet and Greet removed - This allows a more clear view into Radiator Springs. Lightning McQueen and Mater has been relocated to the waterfall.

Feature -

Imagineers of Today and Tomorrow with Jae Brattain- Roger Broggie

Photo: http://davelandblog.blogspot.com/2007/04/broggie-window-main-street-and-town.html

Tip of the Week w/ Tommy Pix

Disneyland Pin and Art Events

www.disneypins.com
2012 Disney Trading Nights at the Paradise Pier Hotel, Pacific Ballroom
Friday, Feb. 17th, 7pm - 10pm
Friday, April 20th, 7pm - 10pm
Friday, June 29th, 7pm - 10pm

"Come Out and Trade" at Western Ho Trading Co., Frontierland, daily 1:30pm - 3:30 pm
Trading tables also at the Little Green Men Store Command, Tomorrowland.
Every Sunday afternoon, you can find pin traders at the tables in front of Jolly Holiday
Bakery.

www.artofdisneyparks.com
The Disney Gallery, Main St.
Fortuosity, Main St.
Disney Vault 28, DTD
D Street, DT

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:28pm PST

Daniel talks about NYE at DL and rages against Toy Story parking, TommyPix makes an argument for port-a-potties in Frontierland and Paul does a lot of laughing.

News

Disneyland
Disneyland Fireworks down for most of the holiday break except Christmas day. Returned last Friday night.

Leap Year 2012 Calls for ‘One More Disney Day’ As Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resorts Turn Feb. 29 Into 24 Hours of Nonstop Theme Park Magic.

New Main Street Loop January 9th. According to a Facebook post from Dean Mora

By the time you hear this the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe Will be OPEN. Thursday Jan 5th.

New changes at Innoventions. A few sections of the upper area re-modeled. The X-Box area which is now basically a demo area for Kinect. And they added something called the Nanooze Zone. Plus Honda has a new display showing off the new 2012 Civic Hybrids.

Disneyland Adventures Kinect game. Mini Review.

DCA
Most of the Scaffolding removed from Carthy Circle Theatre. Looks fantastic!

Disneyland Hotel
Pool Area no reopen after unscheduled maintenance.

Downtown Disney
Island Charters Closed. The Lego store will move into that location while the Lego building gets remodeled.

Finally
You have until this Sunday to see the Christmas Decorations and Haunted Mansion Holiday. Matterhorn also closes for a 6 month referb.

Feature
Trip Report - Disneyland on NYE

daniel-backpacking
Looks Like Daniel is going to walk the John Muir Trail
disneyland-new-years-eve-2011
Isn't it beautiful?
daniel-marlee
Daniel and Marlee. Can you tell it's 1:45AM?

daniel-tommypix

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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXsi6p2atdA

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Runs, Walks & Marathons at Disneyland for 2012

RunDisney.com - events
Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend - January 27-29, 2012
Disneyland® Resort becomes Never Land for a magical weekend especially for Fairies and Princesses. It starts with a Family 5K and Kids' Races and culminates with a 13.1-mile run that weaves you through Disneyland® Resort. Just follow the second star to the right!

Weekend Events will include:
Tinker Bell Half Marathon - SOLD OUT
Never Land Family Fun Run 5K - 81% Full
Disney Kids' Races - SOLD OUT
Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend Expo
http://espnwwos.disney.go.com/events/rundisney/tinker-bell-half-marathon
Volunteer for the race: http://espnwwos.disney.go.com/about/volunteer#tab2

Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend - August 31- September 2, 2012
Registration will be open for the 2012 Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend on January 18, 2012.

Chase your dreams at the Happiest Race on Earth for the 2012 Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend on August 31- September 2, 2012. Imagination is your destination on this 13.1-mile course that winds through the City of Anaheim, California and the Disneyland® Resort. Run through Sleeping Beauty Castle and discover the treasures that lie in Disney California Adventure® Park while high-fiving your favorite Disney Characters along the way. There's a little magic around every corner for the whole family!

Weekend Events will include:
Disneyland® Half Marathon
Disneyland® Family Fun Run 5K
runDisney Kids' Races
Disneyland® Health & Fitness Expo
Pasta in the Park Party

Don't let the excitement of another race pass you by!
http://espnwwos.disney.go.com/events/rundisney/disneyland-half-marathon

CHOC Walk - Benefiting Children's Hospital of Orange County - Second Week of October 2012
The 21st annual CHOC Walk in the Park presented by Disneyland® Resort was a tremendous success with over 14,000 walkers raising $1.7 million for CHOC Children's Proceeds from this event will support health care programs, education and research at CHOC Children's.
www.chocwalk.org

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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!

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Following our interview on WDW Tiki Room, Daniel and Paul keep the Disneyland Vs. Walt Disney World debate going!  Plus Main Street Newsstand and Tip of the Week that is sweet!

News
Disneyland
Christmas is HERE. Christmas has officially started. So now is the time to see It’s a small world Holiday, A Christmas Fantasy Parade, and the return of Believe In Holiday Magic Fireworks spectacular.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dining
http://travel.usatoday.com/alliance/destinations/mouseplanet/post/2011/11/Disneyland-Resort-Update/564947/1

Toon Town Christmas Trees look like crap! WTF? (Disney actually released a PRESS RELEASE about these trees!!)
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/mickey-mouse-gets-a-toon-themed-tree-for-the-holidays-as-disneyland-resort-celebrates-the-season-beginning-nov-14-2011-11-07

really?

Really?

REALLY?

Pics from MiceChat.

The Magic, Memories, and You now features a Holiday Version. So Check that out.

The Harbor Blvd. Archway is GONE

"All Aboard... A Grand Circle Tour of the Trains of Disney." Is now open at the Disney Gallery

DCA
The new Carthay Circle Redline "Stop" and info center was unveiled this week. This is also known as the PUMP HOUSE! I found out what this is. It’s just a small little building to hide the pump to the fountain that will be in the center of Buena Vista Street. There is a little info booth there as well.

James Cameron was snooping around DLR.
http://www.diszine.com/content/james-cameron-visits-the-disneyland-resort-for-avatar-land-inspiration

Phineas and Ferb Dance party show gets a little christmas makeover.

Feature - A fun article to talk about
5 Things Disneyland has over Disneyworld
http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2011/11/five_things_disneyland_has_ove.php

Tip of the Week
Candy cane time again

If your holiday tradition includes a trip to Disneyland for one of its famous fresh-made candy canes, here are the dates and details you'll need to start making plans for 2011. The first batch of fresh candy canes will be made at the Candy Palace on Main Street, U.S.A. on November 30. The candy cane schedule usually begins the day after Thanksgiving, but with an early holiday this year the park seems to be waiting a week, but adding an extra day in December. The full schedule is:
Wednesday, November 30
Friday, December 2
Tuesday, December 6
Friday, December 9
Monday, December 12
Friday, December 16
Wednesday, December 21

Last year the candy canes cost $9.95 each, and were limited to two per person. We expect pricing and limits to be similar this year. Disneyland usually makes two—sometimes three—batches a day, but the number of candy canes in each batch can vary based in temperature and humidity. The typical batch yields fewer than 90 canes. If Disneyland follows the normal operating pattern, tickets will be distributed at the Candy Palace at park opening each day, with the first batch of candy canes usually available to purchase about one hour after the official park opening time. The second and third batches are usually ready 90-minutes to two hours apart.

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This episode Daniel reviews, "In Service to the Mouse" by Jack Lindquist.  Daniel and Paul also discuss the latest happenings at the Disneyland Resort plus Tommy has our Tip of the Week!

News

New Ticket and Hotel Deals at the Disneyland Resort
http://www.disgeek.com/new-disneyland-resort-ticket-and-hotel-deals

Talking Mickey testing at WDW

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/10/mickey-tests-some-magic-words-at-walt-disney-world/

An INSDIE look at Buena Vista Street
http://www.disgeek.com/an-inside-look-at-buena-vista-street-at-disney-california-adventure-park

Wall-E Perfect replacement for Captin Eo
http://www.examiner.com/adventure-parks-in-los-angeles/wall-e-perfect-replacement-for-captain-eo-at-disneyland

John Lasseter Gets a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
http://thedisneyblog.com/2011/10/31/john-lasseter-talks-wine-gets-hollywood-star/

Google Doodle Honors 100th Birthday of Mary Blair
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2395079,00.asp#fbid=mmz-g5LhBgz

LEAD in Disneyland?
http://www.diszine.com/content/environmental-advocacy-groups-accuse-disneyland-of-using-unsafe-levels-of-lead

Cars Ride Testing
http://ocresort.ocregister.com/2011/10/21/cars-land-ride-testing-california-adventure/92303/

Xmas Decorations already going up at disneyland - Castle has snow on it. Netting for xmas lights on tress around the hub area, lights are being installed on IASW, ornaments and other decorations appearing at NOS.

REFERBS

Disneyland Park

Disneyland Monorail: Running on a shortened schedule due to Buena Vista Street construction. Monorail opens late at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. Monorail operates normally Saturday and Sunday.

"it's a small world": Closed through November 10 to install holiday overlay.

Pirates of the Caribbean and Blue Bayou Restaurant: Closed through November 23 for refurbishment.

Disney California Adventure

It's Tough to be a Bug! Closed through November 11 for refurbishment.

Toy Story Midway Mania! Closed November 15 — 17 for refurbishment.

Buena Vista Street: Re-themed main entrance including new Red Car Trolley attraction are under construction through summer 2012.

Feature: Book Review - In Service to the Mouse by Jack Lindquist

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Daniel and Paul explore the 5 senses of New Orleans Square with our 5 Senses of Disneyland segment. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and as always we have our Tip of the Week.

News

DISNEYLAND
Halloween Time and Mickey’s Halloween Party (all decorations are UP)

Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy is now up

Haunted Mansion Holiday is now UP

Pirates is closed for a lengthy referb. Due to return November 23rd.

Disneyland Railroad - The Final Dino Scene has returned and the Steg and T-Rex look better than ever!

DCA
The Top CUPOLA Topper has been attached to the Carthay Circle Theatre and it is STUNNING.

California Screaming closed for referb. They REMOVED the loop and replaced it with a new one.

Feature
5 Senses of Disneyland - New Orleans Square

Tip of the Week w/ TommyPix

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In this episode Paul makes his triumphant return and we pay our respects to the Disneyland version of Carrousel of Progress. We also have the latest stories and Tommy's Tip of the Week.

News

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom has been announced

Disneyland’s Half Marathon was this last weekend

WonderCon moving to Anahiem - March 16 – 18, 2012

Matterhorn and Trazan’s Tree House has reopened.

Haunted Mansion is now closed to install Haunted Mansion Holiday. Should open Sept 15th.

ElecTRONica on Hiatus Until September 30th

Plaza Pavilion is now behind walls to begin it’s transformation in Jolly Holiday Bakery

Feature

Graveyard - Carousel of Progress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carousel_of_Progress
http://www.yesterland.com/progress.html

YouTube
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKz6qdexetY

Tommy’s Tip of the Week
Take a ride on the Lilly Belle
Paul’s Touch of Disneyness
Fantasmic!

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Daniel and Tommy visit the D23 Expo and share their experiences.

NEWS Side opening at DCA opened today
New Matterhorn Bobsleds vehicles offer lap bars, individual seats at Disneyland
Main Street USA Restaurants to Expand at Disneyland

D23 EXPO
Parks and Resorts Panel - They talked about, New FantasyLand in WDW, Carsland, Shanghai, Aulani, Disney Crusie Line But as far as disneyland changes go:
Disneyland to create Fantasy Faire at Carnation Plaza Gardens

The Stage that Walt Built

Carousel of Projects

A model of New Fantasyland and Storybook Circus is on display,

The model shows off the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Coaster, The Little Mermaid ride, Beast’s castle, and lots of Trees. Cars Land, with full size animated Cars characters and ride vehicles on display, including Radiator Springs Racers and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree.

A model of Buena Vista St and the Carthay Circle Theater are also on display for the ongoing makeover of Disney California Adventure.

The Great Destini, an interactive Audio-Animatronics figure that runs completely on its own. Destini converses with guests, recognizing their words and facial patterns.

A VERY small model of Shaghi that didn’t really show much

Talking Mickey

Adventures by Disney, Aulani, DVC, Disney Cruise Lines represented as well.

Other Panels.. CarLand, Beuna Vista St, Voices of the Parks, Imagneers

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Join Daniel and guest host Tommy for a look at the Walt Disney Studios. We also talk D23 Expo and the latest news out of the Disneyland Resort.

News

Disneyland
The Matterhorn is still closed due to some referbs. Scheduled to reopen Sept 1st

The Finale of the Primeval World is Hidden by curtains as T-Rex is getting a referb

The AP Processing Centers in DL (Plaza Pavilion) and DCA (Greetings) have closed. Guests who purchase an AP now receive their AP right at the ticket gate and have the option of having their picture taken by photopass photographer in the parks or upload a photo from home.

It’s rumoured that the Plaza Pavilion will be the new home of the Blue Ribbon Bakery. It is said it will have a Mary Poppins Theme. (It will be funny to see if they have a Do Not Feed The Birds sign) It is also said that the current Blue Ribbon Bakery will be used as an indoor seating area for Carnation Cafe.

DCA
Golden Gate Bridge in DCA is pretty much gone now. Walls are up around the base.

Walls are up around the California Zephyer. The engine car of the train has been completely removed. Disney has donated the authentic train engine, along with other unique historical artifacts that were on display in the California Zephyr storefronts, to the Western Pacific Railroad Museum.

Condor Flats sign works! Used to spin, didn’t for awhile, not it spins again!

California Screaming Volleyed. It was due to a backpack falling off the when the the train hit the loop.
http://ocresort.ocregister.com/2011/07/23/backpack-closes-california-adventure-ride/82685/

DLR Special Offers
Through September 24, you can enjoy these great offers for Disneyland Resort hotel stays:
Save up to 30% for most Sunday – Thursday nights at a Disneyland Resort Hotel (for hotel stays from 8/14 – 10/01)*, or
Save up to $450 on a 4-night/3-day Disneyland Resort Vacation Package and receive one free Character Dining meal for each person in your party (for hotel stays from 8/14 – 9/28).*

See all of the details on these offers here.

D23 Expo Disneyland Related events
Friday Aug 19
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

HISTORY OF THE DISNEYLAND HOTEL
See vintage film footage, featuring Walt, the Mouseketeers, Annette Funicello, and more!
Stage 28

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m
THE MAKING OF THE LITTLE MERMAID — ARIEL'S UNDERSEA ADVENTURE
Imagineers Lisa Girolami, Larry Nikolai, and Chris Crump take you behind the scenes.
Stage 28

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WALT DISNEY PARKS AND RESORTS
Glimpse into some of the exciting projects currently underway at Disney's parks and resorts. Arena

Saturday Aug 20
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m
A GOOD LOOK AT BUENA VISTA STREET
Sneak a peek at the new entrance to Disney California Adventure with Imagineers.
Stage 28

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
LEGENDS OF WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING
Disney Legend Marty Sklar will lead a celebration of Imagineering careers and accomplishments. Stage 28

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
IMAGINEERING'S GUIDE TO CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
A panel of Imagineers discuss how they use storytelling and technology to make Disney magic. Stage 28

Sunday Aug 21
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
RADIATOR SPRINGS REALITY
Pixar's John Lasseter and Roger Gould join Imagineers for a sneak peek look at Cars Land.
Stage 23

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
THE MAKING OF STAR TOURS — THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE
Find out how Imagineers updated the attraction, hosted by Imagineering's Tom Fitzgerald.
Stage 23

See More at http://d23.disney.go.com/expo/schedule-events/index.html

And on the Floor - WALT DISNEY PARKS AND RESORTS
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts will be showcasing its "great big beautiful tomorrow" with a sneak peek at imaginative new experiences in the works for Disney parks around the world, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney and Disney Vacation Club.

Tommy's Video of the D23 Expo from 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlB1fKlyJyQ

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Daniel’s Trip to the Walt Disney Studios

Tip of the Week w/Tommy
White River Snacks at Grand Californian Hotel

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In this episode Daniel and Paul visit the graveyard and pay respects to Flight to the Moon / Mission to Mars. Plus a visit to the Main Street Newsstand and our Tip of the Week.

News

Rene Zelwiger and John Stamos were spotted visiting disneyland together.

Disneyland Celebrated it’s 56th anniversary this past weekend.

http://youtu.be/a8ROGnywIhw

Pan Pacific DCA Gates are now open

According to the Disney parks Blog the Golden Gate Bridge on the monorail track is starting the process of being removed. In it’s place will be a replica of Glendale-Hyperion bridge. Shops and dining around sunshine plaza are set to close Aug 1st. So say goodbye to Engine Ears Toys, Bakers Field Bakery, and Bur-r-r bank Ice Cream. The entrance to these shops have a train facade (The California Zephyr). The shops on the other side of sunshine plaza, including Greetings from California and the candy shop also close in Aug.

Feature: Garveyard

Flight to the Moon / Mission to Mars http://www.yesterland.com/moonrocket.html

Tip of the Week

TommyPix - Other ligit ways to charge your stuff 

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<p>We&rsquo;ve got an official DisGeek Trip Report. &nbsp;Goofy s Sky School, Paradise Pier, 4th of July fireworks, and more. &nbsp;Plus Tip of the week and a visit to the Main Street Newsstand. Click More for full show notes.</p>

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<p><strong>News</strong></p>

<p><a href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/the-daily-disney/os-disney-executive-changes-20110705,0,6941221.story" target="_blank">Meg Crofton named President of operations in the U.S. and France.</a></p>

<p>Matterhorn Closes next week for a lengthy referb. &nbsp;Set to open in SEPT. &nbsp;Rumours say the bobsleads will receive lapbars.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/disney-prepping-adventure-movie-based-206982" target="_blank">Disney To make new movie based on Matterhorn</a></p>

<p><a href="http://www.scpr.org/news/2011/07/06/disneyland-rolls-out-new-audio-guide-blind-visitor/" target="_blank">Disney Rolls out new Audio Guides for the Visually Impaired</a></p>

<p>Listen to <a href="http://www.windowtothemagic.com/index.html" target="_blank">A Window to the Magic</a> #250 to get an idea on how this works.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.examiner.com/disney-travel-in-national/mickey-s-halloween-party-tickets-go-on-sale-at-disneyland" target="_blank">Tickets for Mickey&rsquo;s Halloween Party now on sale</a></p>

<p><a href="http://www.stitchkingdom.com/disney-halloween-disneyland-16796/" target="_blank">Some more details for Mickey&#39;s Halloween Party</a></p>

<p><a href="http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/06/disneyland-grad-nite-new-twists-on-a-50-year-tradition-coming-in-2012-and-2013/" target="_blank">Gradnight moves to DCA</a></p>

<p>Corn Dog Castle reopens</p>

<p><a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/disneyland/dining/menus-detail.cfm?restaurant.ID=544 " target="_blank">http://www.wdwinfo.com/disneyland/dining/menus-detail.cfm?restaurant.ID=544&nbsp;</a></p>

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<p><strong>Feature Trip Report</strong></p>

<p>Talk about Goofys Sky School</p>

<p>Redwood Creek Challenge Trail with the UP Characters. &nbsp;</p>

<p>Disneyland Hotel,&nbsp;</p>

<p>Tangaroa Terrece, Trader Sams,&nbsp;</p>

<p>Paradise Garden Dining area,&nbsp;</p>

<p>Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta</p>

<p>Paradise Garden and Grill.</p>

<p>What&rsquo;s with the walk around vendors selling ice cream and stuff? Were they always there?</p>

<p>4th of July Fireworks.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Star Tours randomness? &nbsp;50 something odd adventures? &nbsp;Out of 5 rides I saw the exact same things twice maybe 3 times.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.ocweekly.com/2011-06-30/food/trader-sams-enchanted-tiki-bar-tangaroa-terrace-disneyland-hotel-anaheim/" target="_blank">Trader Sams</a></p>

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<p><strong>Tommy&rsquo;s Tip of the Week (without tommy)</strong></p>

<p><a href="http://mousewait.com/blog/?p=217" target="_blank">&quot;Charging Stations&quot;</a></p>

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:05am PST

Summer Season at the Disneyland Resort has officially begun with the Soundsational Summer promotion.  Of course this means the opening of Star Tours: The Adventure Continues, The Little Mermaid: Arial's Undersea Adventure, Goofy’s Sky School, and Mickey’s Soundsational parade.  While Goofy’s is not quite ready for prime time yet, everything else is and we have seen it all.  So keep on listening and hear what we think of these new attractions.

News

Disneyland’s Wally Boag Dies at Age 90

Disneyland’s Betty Taylor at Age 91

Special Discounts for Southerns California Residents at Disneyland this Summer

New Updates Make Disneyland Hotel Better than Ever

E3 Microsoft Press Conference they announced “Disneyland Adventures” for Kinect

Mission Tortilla is Officially Closed.  Rumour has it that Ghirardelli’s (The Chocolate Company) will replace it. 

And of Course Star Tours, Little Mermaid, and Mickey Soundsational Parade now officially open.

Star Tours

On opening morning, the queue for the attraction stretched from the entrance of Tomorrowland, filled the central plaza and stretched down Main Street, U.S.A. Following the attraction's opening around noon, the line moved off Main Street, but still ranged between two to four hours throughout the day.

Little Mermaid

Also on Thursday, Disney officially opened the new Little Mermaid attraction in California Adventure. The event included a live performance by the voice of Ariel herself, Jodi Benson along with Sherie Rene Scott who portrays Ursula in Broadway's "The Little Mermaid" show. Also in attendance was the original voice of Ursula, actress Pat Carroll.

Following Thursday's grand opening, the rush to experience the new attraction was felt Friday morning as eager guests filled a massive extended queue that wound its way throughout Paradise Park, along Grizzly Trail and into the park's entryway, Sunshine Plaza.

Feature

Soundsational Summer is officially underway with Star Tours, Little Mermaid, and Mickey’s Soundsational parade now open.  We’ve seen it all and we will share our thoughts.

Paul Rode Star Tours again and Daniel got to ride 4 times.  Does the whole Multiple Destinations hold up?

Daniel and Paul's review of Little Mermaid - Arials Undersea Adventure.

Daniel and Pail’s review of Mickey Soundsational Parade.

Tip of the week with TommyPix. 

Places at the DL Resort to cool off

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Direct download: DisGeek_16.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:53pm PST

Daniel and Paul talk Star Tours baby!  Plus latest stuff going on at the resort and parking tips from TommyPix.  Just don't ask Paul to take your photo. You've been warned. 

News

Disney Soft Opens Star Tours Friday - 

Lines were around the 2 hour mark and the queue extended throughout Tomorrowland and around the Plaza Inn and the end of Main Street.

World of Color added an expanded Pirates of the Caribbean Scene with with material for the new film.  It replaces the Chernabog sequence.

Seating Area and the Information Booth in Sunshine Plaza is completely gone as that area in DCA continue to Transform in Buena Vista Street.

Blue Sky Updates include New Posters for Grizzly River Run, Little Mermaid, and Goofys Sky School

Goofy Sky School Some Animated billboards have gone up

Seaside Souvenirs has a new signage, popcorn lights, and a blue and white awnings.

Corn Dog Castle Reopens

Little Mermaid Walls are now down and cast member previews begin.

Tarps go up at Golden Horseshoe.  Looks like the building. 

Over at Disney Gallery the Mary Blair exhibit we talked about last time is now open

BlackBeard now appears in Pirates

StarTrader Reopens with new look and new star wars merch

Feature (sort of)

Daniel’s Trip report that is a comedy of errors.

Paul’s Trip Report and Star Tours Review

Tip of the week

@Tommypix tell us where we can park it.

May the Force be with you!

twitter - @disgeekpodcast - Follow or we'll send a sith lord to get you. And no, C3PO will not save you.

Direct download: DisGeek_15.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:19pm PST

In this episode Paul and Daniel take a look at what's on the Drawing Board.  This time it's Carsland! We also visit the Main Street News Stand and as always our Tip of the Week.  Click MORE for full show notes.

News

Disneyland Closes some attractions due to Pirates Premiere -

The closed features are: Sailing Ship Columbia, Mark Twain Riverboat, Tom Sawyer’s Island, Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes and the Fantasmic! show. The attractions are set to reopen May 12.


Other Attractions shops closed in may are: 

DL - Star Tours, Splash Mountain, Star Trader store, Gadget's Go Coaster ride, Stage Door Cafe and The Golden Horseshoe restaurant.

DCA - Mulholland Madness (Reopening as Goofy’s Sky School), and crews are converting a dining and shopping complex in the Paradise Pier area, which is expected to open this summer

http://ocresort.ocregister.com/2011/04/28/disneyland-closes-attractions-for-pirates-premiere/76491/

 

Disney sets up some new crowd control measures in Adventureland, NOS, and Frontierland due to pirate premiere.

The bridge over the Pirates of the Caribbean queue is divided for easier crowd flow.

 

Disney Blog gives us a look at Ariel’s Wedding Dress (probably to coincide with the Royal Wedding)

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/04/first-look-at-the-royal-wedding-dress-ariels-that-is/

 

Soundsational Sneak Peak - Last week disney filmed a commercial for Mickey’s Soundsational Parade and we got a little sneak peak of two floats

http://www.ocregister.com/news/parade-297831-disneyland-new.html

 

http://micechat.com/forums/blogs/dateline-disneyland/1814-soundsational-sneak-peek-mermaid-lights-signs-bye-bye-brother-bear-more.html

 

Mary Blair Tribute at Disney Gallery - The Art of Mary Blair celebrating 45 years of it’s a small world

http://psc.disney.go.com/eventservices/artofdisneyparks/event/dlr_thedisneygallery.html

 

Nighttime Entertainment Boosts DCA attendence

http://ocresort.ocregister.com/2011/04/19/nighttime-entertainment-boosts-disney-business/75417/

 

Marvel wants IN at Disneyland - “It’s the biggest dream of all” (keep dreaming)

http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/116/1162758p1.html

 

Quick Hits

Main Street Building refurbishments done and look brand spanking new.

Tomorrowland Star Tours Neon now glow a purpleish blue to match the new marquee (used to be orange and red) Buzz has Purple and Green

The Star Tours Mural has been updated to include the Starspeeder 1000

Little Mermaid Marquee up (but covered) & Little mermaid building lights are now on at night (looks amazing)

In DTD Kitson Kids Closed (I never knew it was there!)

Celebrity Spotting in DL over the last few weeks: 

Matt Damon, Hugh Hefner and his wives (he was riding around in an old man scooter) Paris Hilton, Tom Brady

 

Feature

On The Drawing Board - Cars Land

 

Luigi's Flying Tires

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgKoj4olEm0

http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/index.php/cars-radiator-spring-7392/

 

Tip of the Week

Fireworks Viewing - @tommypix

Direct download: DisGeek_14.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:10pm PST

In this episode it's Us vs. Them Haunted Mansion style! We also visit the Main Street News Stand and as always our Tip of the Week.  Click MORE for full show notes.
Main Street Newsstand

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quick Hits 
 
RunDisney Announces Newest Race: Tinker Bell Half Marathon WTF do they name a foot-race after Tink!? She FLIES!!
 
Goofy Sky School opens June 3rd
 
Main Street refurbs continue.  Tarps are up that look like the buildings.
 
Star Trader got new paint - a purple blueish color and astronaut Micky survived! Shops re-open on May 4th
 
Over at Little Mermaid, the Scaffolding has been removed from the Palace of Fine Arts Rotunda.  A leftover from Golden Dreams. Revealing a new color scheme of tan, a kinda teal looking color. Doesn't really match little mermaid building so it will be interesting to see if this is going to be used for something different.  Maybe it’s not finished.
 
Maliboomer Park now open.  Some say it’s ugly, I say who cares it’s temporary 
 
Star Tours Scaffolding has come down revealing a interesting geometric design and dark purple color scheme.  The new Marque looks sweet!
 
Shanghi Disneyland officially breaks ground
 
 
Feature - Us Vs. Them
 
Haunted Mansion 
 
They Have:  Virtual Que, new anis of Hitchhiking Ghosts, New sequence at the end with the mirrors.
 
We Have: The Original, Haunted Mansion Holiday.
 
 
All Things Haunted Mansion - http://www.doombuggies.com/
 
 
Tip of the Week
Correction of Last weeks tip
 
Facebook tip 
Ashley Hodgson
 
A good Disneyland tip is the free coffee refills at The Market house near the middle of main street. They’ve been giving free coffee refills since 1955 because of Walt and to keep Walt's tradition alive they still continue it. 
 
Purchase a cup of coffee (regular, decaf, vanilla or hazelnut) and save your receipt. At other food venues, you can get free refills only as long as you’re continuing to dine at the location. You can’t come back later for free refills. That’s a unique deal at Market House only.
Ashley says: We make sure every time we go to Disneyland to get the coffee and it now has become a tradition. I am surprised how many people do not know about it so we love this tip. Keep up the great work on the podcast!!!
 
 
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

In this episode we get all microscopic as Daniel and Paul pay tribute to Adventures Thru Innerspace.  We also visit the Main Street News Stand and as always our Tip of the Week.

News

DCA Animation Building screens reopen.
New scenes include: Finding Nemo, Toy Story 3, Monsters Inc, Ratatouille, Lelo and Stitch, Up, Tangled, Cars.

Disney Jr. Reopens (With Jake and the Neverland Pirates)

Pirates Preview debuts

New Pirates Merchandise (outfits) on sale

Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides Premiere at DL on May 7

Hungry Bear Re-Opens with new menu

 

Quick Hits

In California Adventure, a new Cars 2 character meet-and-greet with Lightning McQueen and Mater has sprung up along the Cars Land construction walls near A Bug's Land. The Cars now appear here for photos instead of their former location in Condor Flats.

Over at Little Mermaid some new trees has appeared at the entrance to provie shade for guest as they wait in line.

In Tomorrowland  the Main Entrance to Innoventions is closed.  Guest scan now enter through a temporary entrance locaded the the exit ramp.

Feature (Graveyard)

Adventure Thru Inner Space

http://davelandweb.com/atis/

http://themightymicroscope.com/walk-thru.htm

 

Tip of the Week

Very Quick tip.  All of the stores in Main Street are connected inside.  So if you want to exit (or enter) the park while a parade or fireworks are going on, just walk through the stores.

Do you have a tip? Let us know at podcast@disgeek.com or call our voicemail line at 661 450-8290

 

I’m very happy to announce that The DisGeek Podcast is now on Stitcher.  Stitcher allows you to listen to your favorite shows directly from your iPhone, Android Phone,  BlackBerry and Pre.  It’s basically Pandora for podcasts.  The latest episode is always available to you - No syncing is needed, no memory or storage is wasted.  It’s on demand and and on the go.  You can go to stitcher.com or download it from your app store.  Oh by the way, it’s totally FREE. 

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:11pm PST

In this episode, we talk D23 Member Mixer and Paul sees World of Color for the first time and wants to know what the devil is going on!  We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and as always our tip of the week.

News

Disneyland visitors can see an exclusive 3D movie clip of the upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean” film starting March 25

Disney Parks Blog post video about the impressive Ursula Anamatronic

Disney Teaming Toy Story Stars Tom Hanks And Tim Allen For 'Jungle Cruise'

Talking Mickey Tests Continue at ToonTown

New Stores Set to Open in Downtown Disney

 

Quick Hits:

About.com Names World of Color Best new Theme Park show of 2010 in their readers choice awards

DCA Removed the scaffolding off the little mermaid revealing the front of the building

Critter Country reopens although Splash Mountain and Hungry Bear restaurant remain closed

Over in Tomorrowland, walls are down around the new UFO Disney Vacation Club booth. Looks Cool.

Pan Pacific Auditorium Themed DCA Entrance has now gone vertical.

Disney Jr. Live on Stage Signage appears including new, “Disney Theatre” marquee signage

 

Feature

D23 2nd year anniversary Member Mixer & Paul seeing World of Color for the first time.

 

Tip of the Week

Viewing Fantasmic!

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:54pm PST

In this episode, everything is Food Food Food! Daniel and Paul also visit the Main Street News Stand and go over the latest news, and as always, a very explosive tip of the week.

News

Carthy Circle Theatre will be a restaurant

Opening Dates for Ariel, Star Tours, and Soundsational!

Disneyland plans to change Fastpass rides

Tangaroa Terrace and Trader Sams to Join Disneyland Hotel this spring

King Triton Statue has been placed atop Little Mermaid Building

FFW - Mardi Gras New Menu items

 

Feature

Disney Parks Blog Post - Our Favorite Dishes

 

Tip of the Week Viewing Disneyland Fireworks

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Direct download: DisGeek_10.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:04am PST

In this episode, our heroes's talk Twilight Zone Tower of Terror! Daniel and Paul also visit the Main Street News Stand and go over the latest news, and as always, our tip of the week.

News
Geocachers shut down Downtown Disney
Disney workers sue over identity-theft risk
New and Improved Haunted Mansion?
Disney guests to skip ride lines with new plan
Tom Staggs Transcript - PDF
Disney guests trade Gowalla coins for real ones

Feature
US vs THEM - Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Tip of the Week More iPhone aps

Direct download: DisGeek_09.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:20pm PST

 

In this episode, our heroes visit the Disneyland Resort and check out the first Family Fun Weekends event, Fiesta Disneyland.  Daniel and Paul also visit the Main Street News Stand and go over the latest news, and as always, our tip of the week.

News

‘The Incredibles: Heroes in Training’ to Begin at DCA Jan. 14, Memories Campaign on Jan. 21

While construction continues at Disney California Adventure, the park will be offering alternative entertainment to the ‘Pixar Play!’ parade which went on hiatus late last year. Using elements from the parade, parkgoers will have the opportunity instead to watch mini-shows. Initially titled ‘Pixar Pop-Ups,’ the Disneyland Resort has announced that the first mini-show will be titled ‘The Incredibles: Heroes in Training’ and will begin performances on January 14.

A week later, on January 21, the Disneyland park will begin its in-park celebration of the 2011 campaign, ‘Let the Memories Begin,’ by projecting Disney PhotoPass photos of the day’s guests on the ‘it’s a small world’ facade on a nightly basis in an entertainment offering titled ‘Magic, Memories and You.’

New Menu at Village Haus
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/01/try-the-tasty-new-menu-at-the-village-haus/

 

Disney Magic exhibit for Disney Gallery
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/01/magic-on-the-water/

 

Star Tours opening in MAY.
While we don’t have an exact date for Disneyland. Disney confirmed that the 3d attraction will open May 20th for Walt Disney World. Star Tours: The Adventures Continue will feature new droids, a new Starspeeder, new destinations and even a new pilot.

 

Disney Opens Wild Africa Trek (WDW)
http://news.travel.aol.com/2011/01/17/disney-opens-wild-africa-trek/

 

Update on new Fantasyland at MK park (WDW)
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/01/update-on-new-fantasyland-at-magic-kingdom-park/

Original plans included a bunch of meet and greets.  Those have been scrapped and now a Snow White and the seven dwarfs Mine Ride!  We can thank Harry Potter for this.
http://micechat.com/forums/walt-disney-world-resort/147764-disney-world-fantasyland-project-tracker.html

 

Tip of the week

Secrets of Fastpass
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g29092-c3632/Anaheim:California:Disneyland.Fastpass.Tips.html

 

NOTE:
For this episode I used a different editing program then the one I used the the previous episodes.  As a result the file size is almost 70% lower.  I guess the new program compresses the MP3 better than the previous one.  In my ear the quality still sounds pretty good.   So you have the same great DisGeek taste with fewer calories! :)

 

Direct download: DisGeek_06.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:13am PST

In this episode, our heroes visit the Disneyland Resort graveyard and pay tribute (and mock) Superstar Limo. Daniel and Paul also visit the Main Street News Stand and go over the latest news, and as always, our tip of the week.

 

News

D23 EXPANDS MEMBER DISCOUNTS AND BENEFITS FOR 2011
http://d23.disney.go.com/articles/010611_NF_FEAT_2011MemberDiscounts.html

Disney announces “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!
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/01/family-fun-weekends-a-new-way-to-celebrate-fiestas-mardi-gras-and-more-jan-14-through-march-6-only/?CMP=SOC-DLRUSENFY11Q2DLR_SocMedFacebook0019

Construction Walls now up at DCA Entrance
http://www.disgeek.com/construction-walls-now-up-at-dca-entrance/

Disneyland Half Marathon sign-ups Start
http://ocresort.ocregister.com/2011/01/04/disneyland-half-marathon-registration-opens/65820/

Are Annual Pasports changing? (rumor)
http://miceage.micechat.com/allutz/al010411a.htm

“The Graveyard”

Superstar Limo

Exterior
http://www.yesterland.com/limoexterior.html

interior
http://www.yesterland.com/superstarlimo.html

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmXJR34OB60

Tip of the Week

How to get discount tickets

http://news.travel.aol.com/2010/12/20/how-to-get-discount-disneyland-tickets/

 

Direct download: DisGeek_05.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:41pm PST

In this episode, our heroes visit the Disneyland Resort on New Years Day and share thier experiences.  Daniel and Paul also visit the Main Street News Stand and go over the latest news, and as always, our tip of the week.

Direct download: DisGeek_04.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:41pm PST

 

In this episode, our heroes visit the Main Street Newsstand and discuss the latest happenings at the Disneyland Resort, DCA's 1 Billion Makeover Phase 2, and our tip of the week. 

Direct download: DisGeek3.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:51pm PST

In this episode, our heroes discuss the latest happenings at the Disneyland Resort, a review Disney Channel Rocks, and our tip of the week.

Direct download: DisGeek_02.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:38am PST

In our inaugural episode we talk about the latest news, Paul  expresses his outrage at L.A. Coliseum’s General Manager for trying to compare DCA’s “ElecTRONica” to “The Electric Daisy Carnival” and reviews “Epic Mickey” for the Wii. Then we discuss “The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure”. Enjoy, and let us know what you think.

 

Direct download: DisGeek_01.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:01pm PST

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