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

This episode we talk about PixarFest, the Maleficent float fire, Duck Tales and more!

Halloween time Returns Sept 7

$299 to see Pixar Pier one day early

New Menu at Flos

Magic Kingdom Maleficent Dragon float catches on fire

Live action Red Head from pirates

PixarFest



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Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am PDT

This episode the guys talk about Star Wars! We give our non-spoiler review of The Last Jedi. Plus we talk about Star Wars: Galaxies Edge and Star Tours. As well as Pixar Pier, Epcot rumors, and more. Oh and we rant on about sappy movies and Disneyland social clubs.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Details

Incredibles Coaster

Star Tours - Last Jedi Update

Walt Disney Company To Acquire Twenty-First Century Fox; AVATAR, Simpsons, X-Men & More Join Disney Family

Rumor - Epcot Adding Future World Hotel at the Entrance in front of Spaceship Earth

Club 33 New Social Media Rules

Disney to Discontinue Southern California AP

Social Clubs Warfare!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:06am PDT

The DisGeek Podcast is back! Recording from Raleigh North Carolina Daniel and the crew talk about the new holiday offerings at the Disneyland Resort. Plus no more races and Daniel experiences a Disney wedding.

Grab Bag Stories

What’s new for the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

RunDisney Cancels all races in 2018

My Experience at a Disney Wedding

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:22am PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 6:35pm PDT

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

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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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:56pm PDT

Disney raises prices again and Daniel has a crazy idea to reduce crowds. Yeah.. It's crazy. Jae took a 3 day 2 night cruise on the Disney Wonder and talks about his experiences.

Episode-81-the-wonder-of-disney

News

Disneyland Resort Raises Ticket Prices for 2014

Construction Starts for Guest Flow Corridors
This has closed the closure of the Lockers on Main Street. Lockers are available outside the park so if you need them be sure to go there.
http://micechat.com/68018-disneyland-ticket-prices/

Bats Day Food
I just thought it was super cool for Disney to acknowledge Bats Day
http://micechat.com/68018-disneyland-ticket-prices/

Maleficent Mech is now in the parks

Due to Frozen popularity there is a 5-item limit on what you can buy

Feature - Jae’s Disney Cruise Trip Report

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To see some more of Jae's photos click here

Jae's mini Tip - Pic up a OKO water Filter Bottle.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:04am PDT

In this episode the DisGeek crew has some tips on how to survive the Rock Your Disney Side 24 Hour Party. We also take a visit to the Main Street Newsstand where we discuss Club 33's new logo as well as the latest news coming out of the Disneyland Resort.

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News

New Adventureland merchandise

Photos

Ghirardelli in Disney California Adventure has downsized their free samples to the new minis.

OVC Snacks prices going up. Items include popcorn, churros, turkey legs, bottled soda, water, and beer.

Photos

Nikon replaces Kodak

Nikon signs are starting to appear throughout the park in the "photo spot" areas.

Photos

New theming has arrived for Pacific Wharf. The building that has the Boudin Bakery has a new color scheme, some new signage, like Pacific Seafood, Bait and Tackle, Salt and Sea packing company, and Charlies Sardines.

Photos

Club 33 has a new Logo. It’s pretty bad…

club33-logo

Chris's Google Search on Art Nouveau.

Feature

Rock Your Disney Side 24 Hour Party Tips:

    • Arrive Early - We are planing 5am
    • Bring your own water and snacks.
    • Pack Light
    • Bring external phone battery recharger. New Trent is a brand we recommend.
    • If you don’t have external battery chargers then here is a list of outlets in the park.

Just don't forget your plug.

  • Bring warm clothing for the evening.
  • Take lots pictures and post them to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. We will be posting on Instagram and Twitter on hashtag #rockyourdisneyside
  • Rest: Main Street Cinema, The House at Big Thunder Ranch Fowler’s Harbor, Aladdin's Oasis
  • Pace Yourself
  • Bring patience!
  • And most of all.. HAVE FUN!

Official Rock Your Disney Side Website - http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/24-hour-event/

Attractions Closed for the 24 Hour Day Party

Disneyland Park

  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
  • Alice in Wonderland

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Blue Sky Cellar
  • Grizzly River Run
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:53pm PDT

In this episode The DisGeek Crew discuss our favorite romantic spots in the Disneyland Resort and listeners weigh in as well. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and we have a Tip of the Week.

News

Back Alley Access Construction Might Start Soon

Celebrate Gospel returns to Disney California Adventure

Sing Along Under the Stars at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree

Filming Tomorrowland

Recharge Your Car, While Visiting Disneyland - Disneyland now has electrical recharging stations in the Mickey and Friends parking structure. Twenty ChargePoint charging ports have been installed on the first floor of the Mickey & Friends parking structure for guests with electric vehicles! Guests can begin using them today by scanning their ChargePoint card or by easily registering for a free ChargePoint account at the charging station, or online at http://www.chargepoint.com.

“The Disneyland Resort is now home to one of the largest collections of public EV charging stations in Southern California,” said Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint. “We are excited to help the Disneyland Resort become EV ready and have such an iconic destination in our EV charging network. ChargePoint is the nation’s largest EV charging network with more than 15,000 locations.”

Guests arriving at the Mickey & Friends parking structure can ask a cast member for directions to the charging stations.

Tiki Juice Bar Reopens

Bits and Pieces:
It's a Small World will not reopen this weekend as planned, it is having railings and other fall protection equipment installed to meet Cal-OSHA standards. The ride should reopen mid-April.
The 24 hour Memorial Day party will return this year again to inaugurate the start of summer 2014.
With Nikon now being the new camera sponsor of Disney Parks in the US, their logo and name has now replaced the former Kodak Picture Spots throughout Disneyland now.

Feature
DisneyLand Resort’s Most Romantic Spots

Tip of the Week
The Disney Wish Program - http://publicaffairs.disneyland.com/community/wish-granting/

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:27pm PDT

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

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News

New Small World Projections

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

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

Downtown Disney Winter Village

Feature

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

httpv://youtu.be/OPp40gDllhg

Tip of the Week

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

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

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

The-Disneyland-Story-with-Sam-Gennawey-header
Photo Credit: Tom Bricker

News

Star Wars Land details (Rumor)

Viva Navidad celebration coming to DCA

Disney Parks will be getting FROZEN this November

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

Limited Time Magic:

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

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

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

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

Sam-Gennawey

The-Disneyland-story

Tip of the Week
The BEST spots to view the Fireworks

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

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

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

News

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

Micechat Pics

Show your Disney Side Promotion Starts
Official Site

Make your dining reservations online starting Oct 3rd

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

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

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

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

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

main_street_station___disneyland_by_skylanth-d52wo1d

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

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

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

News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

country-bear-jamboree

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

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

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

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

News

New Special Effects at Indiana Jones Adventure

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

Haunted Mansion Holiday to Receive New Effects

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

Big Thunder Re-Opening Delayed

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

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

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

Feature

D23 Expo Wrap up

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

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

 

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

Animation at the Walt Disney Studios

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

Behind the Scenes of Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins

Live Action at the Walt Disney Studios

httpv://youtu.be/I3UqCMJ3-Sc

Once Upon a Time

httpv://youtu.be/zt8zk9K2les

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

httpv://youtu.be/oIAxgqBhNEw

Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken: The DIsney Songbook

httpv://youtu.be/FW2oO5jzxcU

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

Leave em laughing

Leading a legacy

 

Show Floor

Animation Pavilion

Disney Interactive

“Tomorrowland” pavilion

httpv://youtu.be/ALUqqEU3K8Y

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts - Journey Into Imagineering

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

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

httpv://youtu.be/6D21LXAyr94

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

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

NEWS

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

Disneyland Employee held in custody for Toontown Dry Ice Bomb

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

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

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

D23 will offer a new FREE membership level

WiiU at DTD

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

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

Touring Plans crowds of the new few weeks

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

June 17 - 23  Average of 8.

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

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

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

News

Swing Dancing is BACK!

New Twitter Account for APs

Instagram is the Most Instagramed Location in the USA

Fun Video - Fantasyland Theatre Through the Years

httpv://youtu.be/RXqW6JjiJuE

Space Mountain Reopens, DOSH Reduces Fines

Woody’s All-American Round-Up

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

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

Touring Plans

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

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

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

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

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

This episode, Jae gives us the lowdown on the Hungry Bear Restaurant. We take a visit the Main Street Newsstand, and give the latest crowd update in a new segment. We also have our Tip of the Week.
News

All-Nighter Kicks Off “Monstrous Summer” at Disneyland Resort.

Disneyland Gets Hit With DOSH Code Violations & Fines -

A few weeks ago Disney suddenly closed down Space Mountain, Matterhorn, and Soarin’ over California due to not passing DOSH inspections for worker safety.

The proposed penalties are nearly $235,000. Matterhorn and Soarin’ has since reopened but as of today, Space Mountain remains closed and not set to reopen until 4/24 (thursday so may be open by the time we record)1

I’m now reading that the DOSH now won’t allow train engineers to get water from the water tower of New Orleans Square station to power up the train?

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Getting Ready for Mickey and the Magical Map

Market House, and Disnyana is now officially closed and reopen as starbucks. 
With Disneyana now closed to become space for the expanded Market House, some key Disneyana offerings have been relocated to the relatively small Disney Gallery art shop space.

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A Fresh Take on Blue Bayou Menu Debuts Today at Disneyland Park

Delicious Ideas for Mother’s Day at the Disneyland Resort
It’s the one day of the year mom really shouldn’t have to cook. So, whisk her away like a Disney princess to one of these spots for a Mother’s Day meal to remember. The big event on May 12 is “Join Cinderella and Her Princess Friends for Disney’s Royal Buffet for Mother’s Day.” It’s an all-you-care-to-eat feast from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Disneyland Hotel Grand Ballroom, with visits by Cinderella and live musical entertainment.
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MouseInfo.com reports that a cancellation fee for dining and "transformation" experiences are coming - Beginning May 9 you could be charged a $10 cancellation fee (PER PERSON) if you don't cancel a Disneyland Resort restaurant/transformation reservation at least one day before the reservation. The policy begins for reservations on or after June 24.
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Droid Factory opens in Tomorrowland- You can now build your own custom Droid at the Droid Factory in Star Traders in Tomorrowland. Mix and match parts and colors, even add Mickey Mouse ears! The cost is $12.95 for one and $19.95 for two purchased at the same time. Check out this link here:

Read More

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

Hungry-Bear-Entrance

Tip of the Week

Looking for a sweet snack at DCA? Try the gourmet marshmallows at Trolley Treats. Flavors vary daily depending on the kitchen. Not sure if there is a way to check with Disney to see what will be offered during a particular day. I know Candy Kitchen has their own Hotline at (714) 781-0112

Anyhow, I have two tips about this place. First, Trolley Treats recently started selling smaller portions of their marshmallows. Normally they sell the flavors in a package of two large portions at $5.95. But you can get the smaller ones at the counter. I believe you have a choice of three for $4.95. Here is a list of flavors.

Campfire S’mores - Vanilla marshmallow on top of a crunchy graham cracker with a layer of chocolate between.

Banana Split - Banana Marshmallow with caramel, chocolate drizzle and cherry on top.

Luscious Lemon - Lemony flavored marshmallow with graham cracker crumbs and a lemon marmalade drizzle.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Madness - This is a peanut butter/chocolate flavored marshmallow with chocolate chips, chopped peanuts and peanut butter cookie crumbles.

Raspberry Chip - Raspberry infused marshmallow with semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Watermelon - Dual layered marshmallow in light green and pink. Flavored with watermelon and contains chocolate chips to look like seeds. This is my wife's favorite.

Nutmallow - Generous coating of chocolate on top of a vanilla marshmallow with walnuts.

During the Holidays they have peppermint and egg nog flavors. Last year they did not sell the peppermint. During our Holiday Tour, cast members told us that they were only giving them to guest on the tour. Not sure if it will change, but it was the best peppermint marshmallow I've ever tasted. Egg nog was good too, but could be better.

HERE'S THE SECOND TIP: Try to get the marshmallows from the back kitchen. Look at what they're making and ask the cast members if you can purchase a fresh marshmallow. They may be reluctant, but just ask nicely. This makes a HUGE difference in the flavor, especially with the S'mores. It's hard to tell how long some of the packages on the floor have been sitting there. With the S'mores, the graham cracker gets soft. When fresh, it's really crunchy. I'm assuming that's probably the case with the other marshmallows that have some type of pastry with it.

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

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

News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feature
Remembering Annette Funicello

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

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

AnneteConnection was her Charity for MS.  Please Donate.

Monkey's Uncle

httpv://youtu.be/oRTlfFlJ4o8

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

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

Disneyland after Dark 1962 (7:48)

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

 

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

Tip of the week
Where to find extra underwear?

 

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

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

Where the Hell Are We?  

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

The 9 News Nuggets You DON’T Need to Know

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Limited Time Magic Menu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Village Haus Restaurant – The Monstro Sandwich (Northern Europe)

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

Bengal Barbecue – Indy Going Bananas (India)

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

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

Tip of the Week

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

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

News

Tony Baxter Retires

Mouseplanet posted his announcement email to his colleagues today:

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

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

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

Nescafe Coffee is leaving Disneyland

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

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

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

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

Lunar New Year at DCA and True Love Week

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

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

Feature - Talk with Chris Wakefield of the Wakefield Report.

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

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

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

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

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

DCA Blue Sky Cellar has opened with Fantasy Faire Details

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

Food Offerings

Random Stuff

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

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

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

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

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

seen-unseen

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

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

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

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

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

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

Big Thunder Refurbishment begins

Disneyland 3 day park hopper for $220.

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

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

George Kalogrids Named President of WDW

Feature

2013 Predictions

Tip of the Week

Put your Disney Art on the wall.

Use Command Strips

Frame tutorial

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

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It's that time of the year and the DisGeek Crew talks about the 5 scenes of Disneyland during the Holiday season. We also have our Tip of the Week and we take a visit to the Main Street Newsstand.
Big Thanks to Chris Wakefield for giving us #3 in his top ten list of Best Theme Park Podcasts of 2012. We really appreciate it.

Also We will be meeting with WttM and WaltCast this Friday 12/14 approx 7:00 - 7:30 at the Hearthstone Lodge at the Grand Californian. More Info Here.

News

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to Close January 7 for Refurbishment at Disneyland Park

Indy Reopened

Kodak will no longer be a sponsor at DL

Twitter @DisneylandToday launches

Special Snow White and the seven Dwarves Gingerbread house is on display

Markethouse Closing to install Starbucks

Rolly Crump’s Biography, “It’s Kind of a Cute Story” is now available. Click to Order.

Seen and Un-Seen Disneyland is released. - A friend of this show, Russell Flores, has published a new book about the little details and history of what makes Disneyland so special to all of us. Filled with pictures and backstories, Russell passion to share with you his findings will make you more aware of how unique Disneyland is. Plus, you need to get this because Tommy wrote the “Foreword” to it! Order it today!

Feature
Christmas at the Disneyland Resort. / 5 Senses

Tip of the Week
Check out the DL maps for picture spots.

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In this special Bonus Episode, we attend the December 4th 2012, 5:30pm performance of the Candlelight Processional, with Kurt Russell as the narrator.  This show is the full show of this performance.

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In episode 46 Paul joins us and we present a new feature, Disney Story Origins and in our first one we discuss Mulan.  We also have our Tip of the Week and we visit the Main Street Newsstand.

I would like to thank my wife, and Tommy for setting up a surprise birthday party at Trader Sams at the Disneyland Resort.

Left to Right : Tommy Allison, Chris Allieson, Daniel Hale, Colleen Roney, Paul Berrie, Jeff Roney

News

“Limited Time Magic” at Disney Parks

Cinderella will be wearing a new costume at Disneyland, unveiled at the Limited Time Magic press event in New York

New ice rink in Downtown Disney in promotion of Secret of the Wings

Wreck it Ralph Character revealed

New Disneyland Resort Float featuring CarsLand for Rose Bowl Parade

Feature
Paul to talk about Mulan Article.

Tip of the Week
Plan the ultimate Disney Wedding - disneyweddings.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:57pm PDT

The DisGeek crew discuss the Five Senses of Disneyland. We explore our favorite sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and feelings of Critter Country. And we do it Gungnam Style! We also have the latest news at the Main Street Newsstand and of course, our Tip of the Week.

News
Halloween Time is here

Halloween Facts

Halloween Carnival and Roundup

French Market Menu

FrankWinnie 4d preview and Art of Frankenweenie is now open

FastPass Machines removed from Radiator Springs Racers and has become a permanent stroller parking area.

Oswald Stuff is coming to DLR

Free Glow in the show Ears with 50 bucks purchase

BVS Window Treatments, Drink Cups, and Napkins

 

Feature
5 Senses of Disneyland - Critter Country

Tip of the Week
Plan corporate events at www.DisneyMeetings.com

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Daniel and Paul takes a look at what on the Drawing Board and talk Buena Vista Street.  Plus a visit to the Main Street Newsstand and we have our Tip of the Week.  Finally Paul rants on about Cinderella.

News Turkey Day Reservations Open at Disneyland Resort
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/10/turkey-day-reservations-open-at-disneyland-resort/

DISNEYLAND
CHOC Walk draws 14,000 to Disneyland http://www.ocregister.com/news/choc-322266-disney-disneyland.html

Refurbs

  • Main Street Photos Refurb is complete
  • Walls are up at Plaza Pavilion to transform it into Jolly Holiday Bakery
  • Walls are down at the Adventure Land Restrooms right across form Tiki Room. Rock are now a dark green color.
  • Pirates Referb continues. Tarps are up in front of what used to be the Disney Gallery. Pirates is set to reopen Nov 23rd.
  • It’s a Small World closed OCT 24 for set ip of the holiday version. Reopens NOV 10

Special Passholder Event at Disneyland (Event Happened) http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/10/rsvp-now-for-special-annual-passholder-event-at-disneyland-park/
Al Lutzs mentions this...About how Disney is trying to get passholders who don’t visit very often to come to events where Disney can test spending habits http://miceage.micechat.com/allutz/al092711a.htm

Disney Collection mimics Halloween’s Haunted Mansion http://www.ocregister.com/news/mansion-319327-sandahl-collection.html

DCA
Carthy Circle Signage appears on “Pump House”.
Parade Lighting fixtures and speakers are popping up near the Carthy Circle Theatre area.
Flying Carpet Flips During Aladdin Show at DCA http://www.ocregister.com/news/aladdin-318986-disney-performers.html
California Screaming has reopened with a new loop installed. It’s actually shaped a little different. Supposedly the old loop caused lots of stress on the ride and needed tons of upkeep. The new loop fixes this issue.

Blue Sky Cellar Reopened. They focus now on Buena Vista Street. This re-opening is what prompted me to do our on the drawing board feature. This exhibit shows off all of the concept art of the buildings, has these cool posters for the Red Car Trolley, Sorin’ over California, and Tower of Terror. So check it out next time you are in DCA.

RANDOM
Ryan Gosling on Conan http://justjared.buzznet.com/2011/09/20/ryan-gosling-talks-killer-cats-in-disneyland/ Flashmob marriage proposal at Downtown Disney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su1YLAjty-U Steve Jobs passes away

Feature - On The Drawing Board - Buena Vista Street Tip of the Week - Wi-Fi at DLR Hotels

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Daniel and Paul gets some sense knocked into them as they talk the 5 senses of Fantasyland.  

News

Disney Park Blog announces 4th of July Entertainment

Matt Ouimet Named President of Cedar Fair

Pan Pacific Tarps now Removed but ground work continues

Cast Member Previews going on for Goofy’s Sky School

New Characters Coming to DCA

ElecTRONica Extends to Spring 2012

All New LaserMan Show (LASERMAN: R3CONF1GUR3D!)

Disneyland Resort Price Increases


Feature

5 Senses of Disneyland (Sight, Sound, Smell,  Tastes, Feeling)

 

Tip of the Week w/ Tommy Pix

 

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In this episode, our heroes Kung Fu is better than Disneyland's Lunar New Year festival!  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

 

Disney Jr. Opens on March 25th at DCA

elecTRONica extended through Labor Day

Disney’s Walk of Magical Memories to be discontinued

Stars of Star Tours

Star Tours Action Figures

Little Mermaid, Star Tours, and Mickey’s Soundational Parde pushed back to “summer”

Quadriplegic visitor sues Disney after stuck on ride

DCA Turns 10!

Animation Building Screens being redone.  

Screens are all Blue, and purple.  Says, “We’re Imagineering some animated changes!”

 

Tip of the Week

We got a message from Tommy and he expands on the tip of the week from last week and dining deals

 

Best DL Rides for Preschoolers

 

Direct download: DisGeek_08.mp3
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In this episode, our heroes visit a graveyard in a galaxy far far away. Daniel and Paul also visit the Main Street News Stand and go over the latest news, and as always, our tip of the week. Click MORE for Show Notes.

News

The Memories, The Magic and You
http://www.disgeek.com/the-magic-the-memories-and-you/ you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwNGYQ2FPss

Blue Sky Cellar Reopens
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/01/new-blue-sky-cellar-show-previews-little-mermaid-and-unveils-an-animated-map/
Focus on Little Mermaid, Animated Map

First Look Behind the Scenes of The Little Mermaid - Ariel’s Undersea Adventures
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/01/exclusive-first-look-behind-the-scenes-of-the-little-mermaid-ariel%E2%80%99s-undersea-adventure/

Critter country closes
http://ocresort.ocregister.com/2011/01/26/disneys-critter-country-set-to-close-for-a-month/67984/

Construction Starts on Main Street
http://ocresort.ocregister.com/2011/01/25/construction-starts-on-disneylands-main-street/67758/

World of Color Celebrates 500 performances
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/01/world-of-color-celebrates-500-performances/

Disney Wonder Arrives in LA
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/01/the-disney-wonder-arrives-in-los-angeles/
The ship will sail seven-night Mexican Riviera cruises from the Port of Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta from now through April 17. It will then reposition to Vancouver and sail to Alaska from May 3-September 6 cruising to Tracy Arm, Skagway and Juneau, and Ketchikan.

Playhouse Disney - Live on Stage Closes to Become Disney Jr. - Live on Stage
http://ocresort.ocregister.com/2011/01/20/last-chance-to-see-childrens-show-at-disney-park/67482/#more-67482

Graveyard/On the Drawing Board

Star Tours
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Tours
Star Tours - The Adventure Continues
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Tours:_The_Adventures_Continue

Tip of the Week

Dining Outside Disneyland - My Favorite Places While we have dinner at the park alot. We also eat OUTSIDE the park alot. These are my favorite spots and they are all kid friendly, inexpensive and have pretty good food. And These are also not in Downtown disney

I’ve Personally Gone to:

Joe’s Crab Shack
12011 Harbor Blvd,
Garden Grove

Shakeys Pizza
1027 S Harbor Blvd,
Anaheim

Place’s I’ve gone to but not this location:

Buca di Beppo
11757 Harbor Blvd,
Garden Grove

Mimi’s Cafe
1400 South Harbor Blvd.,
Anaheim

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