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

This episode the DisGeek Crew discusses the latest news coming out of the Disneyland Resort. Daniel recaps Star Wars Celebration, and we react to to Star Wars - The Force Awakens emotional new trailer and we also have a listener email.


News

Disney Press Release: Unique Dining, Shopping and Interactive Street Entertainment Add to the Fun of Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

The Hatbox Ghost to Reappear at the Haunted Mansion

Matterhorn Bobsleds and Peter Pan to receive Enhancements

Disneyland Diamond Days Sweepstakes

Tomorrowland Movie Preview and Exhibit

A Taste of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

Feature
Star Wars Celebration Recap

Trailer

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngElkyQ6Rhs

BB-8 to be a Character in Disney Parks

Listener Email

I love your 5 senses podcasts. When I think of Fantasyland the sounds coming from the teacups always come to mind. I actually downloaded this sound and listen to it on my phone when work has got me stressed. Is there a good compilation CD of general Disney background sounds for sale that you know of? Sorcerer Radio gives me some of that but looking for something to supplement this as background music.

I am wondering also if you know why WDW is able to publish their dates and offer tickets for their Halloween and Christmas special events so much earlier than Disneyland?

Thanks,
Tiffany Hernandez, Mesa AZ

Mr. Theme Park Audio. https://www.youtube.com/user/MrThemeParkAudios
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The DisGeek Crew explore the 5 Senses of Fantasyland. Sights, Sounds, Tastes, Smells, and Feelings. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and have a listener tip.

News

Smokejumpers Grill Now Open

REVIEW - http://blog.touringplans.com/2015/03/20/disney-california-adventure-smokejumpers-grill-review/

Some Bling is starting to show up on the castle

New Menu at Jolly Holiday

Tuna Salad Sandwich -VIDEO REVIEW

httpv://youtu.be/JaCjFEOZf8k

 

White Chocolate Mousse Whoopee Pie

White Chocolate Mousse Whoopee Pie

 

Return of the Mediterranean inspired menu at Paradise Garden Grill in DCA

Paradise Garden Grill Menu

 

Old Menu

Paradise-Garden-Grill-Menu-old

Disney March Madness Brackets

Disneyland 60th Anniversary 24 Hour Party Announced

Pinocchio Marionette Lego

TOT Lobby Tour

 

 

 

 

Feature

5 Senses of Fantasyland

Daniel

Sight - The Castle

Sounds - Matterhorn

Smells - Turkey Legs

Taste - Churros

Feelings - Makes me feel like a kid again.

Chris

Sight - Matterhorn (preferably at sunrise)
Sounds - the roar of the yeti

Smells - It’s a small world Holland candy at Christmas time

Taste - Apple Strudel at the Troubadour Tavern

Feelings - The apple you touch in the queue for Snow White’s Scary Adventures

Jae

Sight - It’s a Small World
Sounds - Mickey and the Magical Map

Smells - Bacon from BLT Flatbread at Pinocchio’s Village Haus

Taste - Turkey Legs

Feelings - Love

Tips for listeners

Hi Guys,

I really enjoy your podcast and it has been invaluable in helping my husband and I plan our first trip to Disneyland this spring (especially the episode on romantic spots!). This will be our first Disney trip sans kids since our honeymoon at WDW 11 years ago.

We are from Michigan and therefore our internal clocks with be 3 hours off! I found out that the Jolly Holiday Bakery serves lunch at 10:30am (1:30pm our time). Is there a restaurant you can recommend in DCA that serves lunch early or should we just do breakfast for lunch? If so, which one?

Any advice you can offer is greatly appreciated!

Thanks!!
~ Jenn

Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta - 10:00 am

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm PDT

Our food budget for the entire day is only $40. What can you possibility get? Find out in this episode as we play $40 a day! We also visit the Main Street Newsstand. Plus we read some emails and listen to some listener voicemails.

News

Great Movie ride to get updated as Disney partners with Turner Classic Movies

Meet Hiro and Baymax at Disneyland

Mad T Party to Close Nov 30th. May return in May

Petition

Consolidated list of food items during the holidays

Feature

$40 a Day

Jae tells us about the Magical Food Tour.

Fist 20 people to use code disgeek30 gets 30% off!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:58pm PDT

In this episode we visit the Disneyland Graveyard and pay our respects to Remember... Dreams Come True Fireworks show that was first introduced during Disneyland's 50th Anniversary. Jae also gives his thoughts on the new Steakhouse 55 menu and we have the latest news and rumors at the Mainstreet Newsstand.

News

Fire at WDW’s Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Guest Corridors
The walls have some down for the the bypass corridors revealing a new facade, themed to a livery stable entrance.

Photos

Some photos of the corridor surfaced.

Candy Cane Dates

Muppet Vision 3D closed for refurbishment with no return date. Frozen is on the way!

FastPass for Fantasmic? and new electronic DAS system

UPDATE: Fastpass is now REQUIRED for Fantasmic! More Info..

Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel Debuts a New Menu

Feature
Remembering Remember...

Remember… Dreams Come True Fireworks Spectacular had it’s final performance last weekend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATRWYAlfLp8

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

In this we look back at the Summer of 2014. Was it a good summer? Bad Summer? Or a little in between? We also Visit the Main Street Newsstand.

News
Halloween Time Begins this week

“Mahaloween Luau” Coming to Trader Sams Sept 29th

Frozen Meet and Greet requires Fastpass
http://www.mouseplanet.com/10802/Frozen_Gets_Fastpass

Say Farewell to Duffy

Oswald the lucky Rabbit will make his way to DCA

Say Farewell to Miley

New Flo’s Menu

Feature Topic
Remembering Summer of 2014

MAY
Summer Kicked off with the Rock Your Disney Side 24 Hour party
Construction started to wrap up for the New Club 33 expansion

JUNE
Frozen Pre-Parade Started
Capt Eo closed to make way for Marvel’s Gardens of the Galaxy. Rumors say Captain Eo will NOT return while Disney says it MAY return.
A fire happened backstage
DCA Debuted Disney California Story Tour

JULY
Alice in Wonderland Reopened
Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush Debuted
Guardians of the Galaxy Preview opened
Club 33 re-opened and all hell broke loose.
Disneyland Celebrates it’s 59th Anniversary and revealed the 60th anniversary logo
The Music of Nashville show opened at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree area.
Splash Mountain Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

AUGUST
Adventure Trading Company opens in Adventureland
Friends of the Magic
Haunted Mansion Celebrated its 45th Anniversary

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:31pm PDT

This episode the guys takes a look at the latest Disneyland Rumours. Frozen Christmas stuff in DCA? Marvel Rockin Roller Coaster? Star Wars destroying Toon Town Alderaan style? We discuss it! Plus we our bi-weekly visit to the Main Street Newsstand.

Main Street Newsstand

Finding Nemo Subs lagoon is refilling up!

Also just as a reminder - "Friday, September 26th is the last working day of Fiscal Year 2014 for the cubicle worker that publishes the planning calendars, and thus that shows up as the end date for this fake "refurbishment" that is really just a permanent closure."

(Emphases - disgeek)

Disneyland Half Marathon is this weekend.

Adventure Trading Company bids farewell

Anna and Elsa's Boutique

D23 Tix now Available

Disneyland Mobile Site

Feature - Latest Disneyland Rumours - August 2014

From Miceage.com

The new Star Wars expansion would be accessed via the western flanks of Fantasyland beyond the old Skyway station, taking over the Big Thunder Ranch area and extending to the north beyond the railroad tracks. Where Toontown is now would be more expansion and a large show building, not unlike New Orleans Square with the show buildings for Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean stashed unseen behind it.

Now that plan has an E Ticket to go along with the meet n’ greets, in a proposal to put a Marvel themed version of Rock N’ Roller Coaster tucked into the parking lot currently between Tower of Terror and Luigi’s Flying Tires.

Taking a cue from the successful Frozen Summer Fun promotion they pulled together very quickly out at Walt Disney World, a new Frozen offering will be shoehorned into DCA for this Christmas season. Setting up in, you guessed it, the backlot area of DCA’s Hollywoodland, the characters from Frozen will be moving in for the holidays. An indoor ice rink and character meet n’ greet will be installed in Stage 17, while next door the Muppets will go on hiatus (again) and the MuppetVision theater will be repurposed for a small stage show and Frozen sing-along. Frozen décor and set pieces will be plopped down around these two venues and take over some of the existing Mad T Party facilities, and the existing Studio Store nearby will be turned into a Frozen merchandise headquarters. This will create a Frozen miniland of sorts in DCA, and should help take the pressure off the Frozen frenzy currently found in Fantasyland.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:32pm PDT

In this Magical episode we list the top 11 spots to watch Magical! Fireworks spectacular show.

News

We won an award!

Adventure Trading Company coming to Adventureland

Splash Mountain 25 years

Ernest Goes to Splash Mountain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATiqSR8JqrA

Disneyland turns 59

60th Anniversary logo debuts

Sorcerer Radio - Big Bubba did a write up on the Parks Blog Meetup

Feature/Tip of the Week

Top 11 Spots to watch ‘Magical’ Fireworks

  1. Big Thunder
  2. it’s a small world
  3. On the train
  4. Storybook land Boats
  5. Between Tortilla Joe’s and House of Blues
  6. Buena Vista Street
  7. Carthay Circle Terrace
  8. Top floor of Grand Californian Hotel*
  9. The mill at Grizzly River Run
  10. Esplanade
  11. Sneaking onto the second level of Innoventions

Visit us at Friends of the Magic on Aug 10 2014, at 12:00PM at the Hungry Bear Resturant.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:11pm PDT

In this episode we have a grab-bag of random topics. Daniel talks about his trip to Knotts Berry Farm, Tommy and Chris tell us how the Magic Bands at Walt Disney World work, and we also talk about the new Legends of Frontierland game at Disneyland. We also weigh in on the Club 33/New Orleans controversy.

Episode-84-the-grab-bag

News

New Orleans Square / Club 33 changes

Note: This show was taped just after the New Orleans tarps and scaffolding was removed. But before Club 33 reopened on Friday July 18th.

Alice in Wonderland has Reopened

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jpK6rWHYIM

The Music of ‘Nashville’ invades the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree

Halloween Time is Returning to Disneyland

Feature
Daniel talk about Knotts

Tommy and Chris talk about WDW and Magic bands

Tommy talks about Legends of Frontierland

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm PDT

In this episode Connie Moreno form the Disneyland Gazette and Paul Hale from the Disney Story Origins stop by and fill in for a vacationing Tommy and Chris. We celebrate the five senses of Carsland and we visit the Main Street Newsstand.

News

Legends of Frontierland interactive experience

Discover Disney California Adventure Tour (Tickets are $109 per guest)

Capt Eo is gone but is it gone for good? The marquee has been removed. Disney parks blog says “expecting to return” but rumours state it’s not returning.

I spoke to Big Bubba from Sorcerer radio and HE spoke to cast members on the final night and they said that they didn’t know if it was returning.

Frozen pre-parade has begun. It only runs for the first performance of Mickey’s Soundsational parade.

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

Disney’s Marketplace co-op

5 Senses of Disneyland (DCA edition!)
Carsland

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:56pm PDT

This episode Daniel, Tommy, Jae, and Chris go back in time and look back at all of the different shows at the Fantasyland Theatre. And we don't remember any of it! Daniel also recaps the Rock Your Disney Side 24 Hour party. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and have our Tip of the Week.

News

Haunted Mansion Merch

New treats at Jolly Holiday Bakery

Tangaroa Terrace new Menu items

runDisney Announces Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend Sold out today

Main Feature
Maybe 24 Hour Party Recap / Used to be There - Fantasyland Theatre

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

Capt. Yeyore
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atm5FZPpf0E

Tip of the Week
Plastic Bags for Splash Mt. and Grizzly River Rapids

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