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

In episode 149 Daniel, Tommy, Jes, with a special appearance from Connie Moreno talk about the food from the Festival of the Holidays. We also talk about Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Disney + streaming service, new World of Disney and more!

News

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Coming to Disneyland (Rumor)

Disney’s New Streaming Service ‘Disney+” will have a docu-series about Imagineering

World of Disney in DTD completely remodeled

WDW - Disney Skyliner Opens in the Fall 2019

DCA Festival of the Holidays - The Sip and Savor pass is now available for everyone

Audio Report from Connie Moreno

Featured - What food items are your favorite or what do you want to try the most?

DCA festivals of the holidays Foodie guide

Twitter and Instagram
Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Jes @jesjones1976
Connie @mouseconnie

Email us at- disgeekpodcast@gmail.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in iTunes.

Direct download: DisGeek_149.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:00am PST

We review the all-new Pixar Pier. Also, it's the return of the featured stories! And in this episode, the DisGeek crew discusses the future of Disneyland.

NEWS

A Bug’s Land closes Sept 4th

Play Disney App is now available

FEATURE STORY

The Future of Disneyland

  • Star Wars Galaxies Edge
  • Tropical Hideaway
  • Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind
  • Marvel Land
  • Downtown Disney Hotel
Direct download: DisGeek_146.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:56pm PST

The DisGeek crew opens the Disney Grab bag and talk about random Disney Parks topics.

The Grab Bag!

Daniel - The Great Movie Ride Closes at Disney Hollywood Studios

Chris - Downtown Disney Changes Parking Policy

Tommy - Disneyland Railroad Reopens

Jess - Final Main Street Electrical Parade this Sunday, Aug 20th

Twitter

Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Jes @jesjones1976
Email us at- disgeekpodcast@gmail.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Direct download: DisGeek_137.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:43pm PST

This episode the DisGeek crew talks Summer of Heroes, Guardians of the Galaxy first impressions, and is Paint the Night Leaving Disneyland? Plus, we play Keep it, Improve it, Ditch it. Jungle Cruise Edition!

Summer of Heroes Avengers Training Initiative and Awesome Dance Off

Summer of Heroes Foodie Guide

Meet the Guardians of the Galaxy starting May 27th During Summer of Heroes

RUMOR: Paint the Night Leaving Disneyland?

Feature Topic

Keep it, Improve it, Ditch it. - Jungle Cruise

Twitter

Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Jes @jesjones1976

Email us at - disgeekpodcast@gmail.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

 

Direct download: DisGeek_134.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:43pm PST

We try to deny it. But it's unavoidable. Universal Studios Hollywood is a far superior to Disneyland in almost every way. No theme park honors its own history like Universal, no theme park innovates like Universal, and universal has the best screens in the business. We've had it. We are no, The Universal Geek Podcast. Again.

Universal Upgrades Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey - 4K Baby!

Sound stages 22, 23, 24, and 25 have been Demolished.

Sad News... Flame Broiler at CityWalk has closed

The Mummy lockers have Re-Opened

Rumor Alert!

Universal is developing a new nighttime show for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Twitter

Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Jes @jesjones1976

Email us at- disgeekpodcast@gmail.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

 

Direct download: UniGeek_2.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:01am PST

In this episode the DisGeek crew discusses the latest stories coming out of the Disneyland Resort including, AP Blockouts, new World of Color, and Magic Bands. Also, DCAs Tower of Terror begins it's transformation to Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission Breakout. While the ride is still open to guests! Bad Show?

The Latest

Star Wars Land AP Blockouts?

So Cal Pass Returns

World of Color - Season of Light begins Nov 10

 

Main Topic

Magic Bands/Fastpass+ at WDW

Is Tower of Terror being dismantled while still open bad show?

 

Twitter

Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Jes @jesjones1976

Email us at- disgeekpodcast@gmail.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.

Visit our friends at:

 

Direct download: DisGeek_125.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:07pm PST

In this episode Daniel and Tommy give a trip report on their recent visit to Walt Disney World in Orlando. We also discuss Halloween Time, Tower of Terror, and more!

News

Halloween Time begins with a New Sally Figure

New “Frightfully Fun Parade” Debuts during Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland

AP Days are back!

Costco DCA Fun Pass 329.00 and Blackout dates

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror checks out Jan 2, 2017

Main Topic Daniel and Tommy visit Walt Disney World

Twitter

Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Jes @jesjones1976

Email us at- disgeekpodcast@gmail.com
Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Direct download: DisGeek_124.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:04pm PST

The DisGeek Podcast 117 - Food and Wine Festival

In this episode talk Food and Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure. We go into detail, and guide you through the different food booths and what they have to offer as well as review some of the items we tried.

News

Star Wars Land Breaks Ground

Tom Staggs Stepping Down

Phones are the new Magic Bands

Marvel Characters Change Meet Locations

Zootopia Characters now Appearing in DCA

Wizarding World of Harry Potter is officially open

Main Topic
Guide to Food and Wine

Festival Marketplace - Located in the parade route between Carthay Circle and Paradise Pier. The setup is more like what they do in Epcot rather what they have done in the past in Anaheim.

Each Booth includes a nice seating area and carries it’s own theme with unique food and drink options.

Booths and signature item include:

LAstyle - Chilled Ahi Poke - $7.00
The Vineyard - Assorted Wines
Wine Country - Zinfandel-Braised Wagyu Beef $8.00
¡Viva Fresca! - Fried Shrimp Taco - $6.50
Gold Rush - Triple Cheese Mac with Smoked Chicken - $6.00
The Brewhouse - Assorted Beer
The Farm - Grilled Beef Tenderloin Slider - $7.75
By The Bay - White Cheddar Ale & Bacon Soup - $5.50

Some of the quick service restaurants also have new menu items for Food and Wine including Pacific Wharf Cafe, Cocina Cucamonga, Lucky Fortune Cookery, and Wine Country Trattoria. I think Carthay Circle has something going on as well. Like an added item on the menu. But what it is just depends on when you go.

Celebrity Kitchen
- Hard ticket events located inside Stage 17. Prices start at $99 and there is a special AP VIP Experience that includes autographs, priority seating, and a gift. Those are $149 plus tax. Schedule and reservations can be made at the Disneyland Website.

Wine, Beer and Spirit seminars - Held at the Sonoma Terrace. Limited to 75 people per class. Cost $15.00. Schedule and reservations can be made at the Disneyland Website.

Culinary Demonstrations - Located at the Backlot Stage in Hollywood Land. Free, Standing room only and no samples or tastings.

Lifestyle Seminars - Located at the Lifestyle Stage (Formally Mad T Party stage) - Free, Standing room only.

Festival Artists - Disney will feature more than a dozen artists during the Food & Wine Festival, with several debuting new product commissioned just for this event. You can meet the artists and purchase their creations during scheduled events each weekend of the Festival.

Video

In addition to these product releases, Disney is also featuring some of these artists on stage during the Food & Wine Festival. Visitors can watch the artists create new artwork at the Lifestyle Stage in Hollywood Land then meet them in person at Off the Page later in the day.

Mouseplanet has a schedule of who will be appearing at all of these events. Mouseplanet did a really good job of putting this all together.

One thing that is being offered to annual Passholders is a special Tasting Passport and a lounge to hang out in. This pass costs $39 bucks (down from $45) and gives you 6 tasting portions from the Festival marketplace booths not including alcohol. If you use it and get 6 of the most expensive items on the menus you have a few bucks. Pretty much every website says it is a rip off. Even after they lowered the price of it.

Twitter

Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Jes @jesjones1976

Email us at- disgeekpodcast@gmail.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_117.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:17pm PST

In this episode, we discuss Disneyland's new pricing, Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, and we remember and pay tribute to Disney Legend and first ever Disneyland President, Jack Lindquist.

News

Disney Parks Adopts Seasonal Pricing on One Day Tickets

DISNEYLAND BREAKDOWN

Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters Open March 7th

Food and Wine Coming to DCA

Mad T Party to Close

Disneyland’s 60th TV Special airs on ABC with a few new details about Star Wars Land

Feature

Remembering Jack Lindquist:
Jack Lindquist passes away at age 88

Twitter

Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris

Email us at- disgeekpodcast@gmail.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_115.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:00am PST

The DisGeek Podcast 113 - 2015 Prediction Results

In this episode we revisit our 2015 predictions.

Direct download: DisGeek_113.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:00am PST

The DisGeek Podcast 111 - It's a Jolly Holiday

In this episode the DisGeek go into a food coma talking about all of the holiday goodies at the Disneyland Resort.

News
Dick Van Dyke Celebrates his 90th Birthday at Disneyland

Reservations now open for Pain the Night Dining packages

Disneyland Breakfast Tradition ends as River Belle Terrace Changes Menu

New Hours and Tastes on the Menu for Fall / Winter Season at Steakhouse 55

Feature

Specialty Food Offerings at the Disneyland Resort During the Holidays

Check out http://www.adventuresbydaddy.com/ where I got to write up some stories for Knotts Berry Farm Christmas, Magic Mountain’s - Holiday in the Park, and Universal Studios Hollywood’s - Grinchmas.

Universal - http://www.adventuresbydaddy.com/2015/12/10/universal-studios-hollywood-holidays-grinchmas/

Magic Mountain - http://www.adventuresbydaddy.com/2015/12/10/sfmm-holiday-in-the-park/

Knotts - http://www.adventuresbydaddy.com/2015/11/25/knotts-merry-farm/

Twitter

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

Email us at- disgeekpodcast@gmail.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.

 

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_111.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:05pm PST

In this episode the guys talk about Halloween Time and how it can be improved. We also discuss the latest price increase and the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer.

News

Magic Band Testing for Disneyland

The Good Dinosaur preview in a bug’s life theater

Spider-Man Arrives at Disneyland!

Disneyland (And World) Price Hike

Jim Hill Talks about the history of price increases and the future of price increases. It’s not pretty. But very interesting.
https://disneydish.bandcamp.com/track/the-history-and-prices-of-disneys-annual-passes-bandcamp-exclusive

Feature - Keep it, Improve it, Ditch it - Halloween time

Twitter

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

Email us at- disgeekpodcast@gmail.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.

 

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_109.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:02pm PST

In this episode we review and discuss, "Paint the Night" the new nighttime parade for the 60th Diamond anniversary. Plus at the end we have an interview with Scott Ramp from The Scream Factory runs the entire make-up effects for Six Flags Magic Mountain's Fright Fest.

episode-108-banner

News
Disneyland Continues Diamond Celebration through Sept 5 2016
Fantasmic, Mark Twain Riverboat, & The Disneyland Railroad to Close as Season of the Force Moves in
Rumor about removal of a section of Tom Sawyer's Island and Train Re-Route
MahaloWeen Returns
Thanksgiving at Disneyland
Pop Secret is now the official popcorn of the Disney parks Holidays at the Disneyland
Resort Shows and Attractions Join Paint the Night Parade Disneyland Forever Fireworks

Feature Paint the Night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIEDfiLLzlQ

 

Scott Ramp - Six Flags Magic Mountain's Fright Fest Interview

Twitter
Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Jae @MagicalFoodTour

Email us at- disgeekpodcast@gmail.com
Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes. Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.  

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_108.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:03pm PST

Daniel, Tommy, Jae, and Paul discuss the latest fan outrage over Frozen and we finally get around to talking about Star Wars Land as well as some other D23 Parks Panel announcements.

News

Frozen Stage show to Replace Alaidin

Jungle Cruise Sunrise Safari Breakfast - $300

Mystical Spirits of the Blue Bayou - Premium Halloween Dining Experience - $150 per person

Feature

Parks Announcements / Star Wars Land

Star Wars Land Announcement

D23 Parks and Resorts Panel

Direct download: DisGeek_107.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:46pm PST

In this episode we present audio of the Legend of Disneyland's Hatbox Ghost Panel held at ScareLA on August 8, 2015. This panel features Tony Baxter, Daniel Joseph, Kevin Kidney, Jody Daily, and is moderated by Doug Barnes.

News
New Disneyland Ap for iOS and Android
iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1022164656
Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disney.wdpro.dlr

D23 Expo App now available for iOS and Android

Disneyland Makes More Strategic Land Purchases

Disney officially announced Luigi's Rollickin’ Roadsters (former Lugi’s Flying Tires)

Feature

Legend of the Hatbox Ghost Panel at ScareLA 2015

Twitter

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

Email us at- disgeekpodcast@gmail.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

 

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_105.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:30pm PST

In this episode, Russell Flores joins us to talk about his new book, More Seen, Un-Seen Disneyland. We also talk about the big party Disneyland had for it's 60th birthday.

News

Disneyland's actual 60th Anniversary Ceremony
Pics and Video - http://micechat.com/106724-disneyland-celebrates-60/

New Disneyland Band Premiered

 

 

 

Mickey's Halloween Party expands to 17 Nights

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar Presents Tahitian Terrace Diamond Luau

Feature

Interview Russell Flores

More Seen unSeen Disneyland

Other New Books from friends.

Cleaning the Kingdom - Lynn Barron & Ken Pullman

cleaning-the-kingdom

http://www.thesweepspot.com/

The E-Ticket Life: Stories, Essays, and Lessons Learned from My Decidedly Disney Travels - Kyle Burbank

Twitter

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

Email us at- disgeekpodcast@gmail.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_104.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:03pm PST

In this "Mini" episode our heroes talk about the 60th Diamond Anniversary Merchandise Event held in May. We also take a brief visit to the Main Street Newsstand.

News

See an Exclusive Sneak Peek of ‘Ant-Man’ at Disney California Adventure Park Starting June 19

Cinderella Enchanted Window debuts

Inside Out pre-parade to debut at Disney California Adventure

Disneyland is again offering Fastpass tickets for Buzz Lightyear's Astroblasters. Fastpass service for this ride was discontinued because the machines were converted to issue Fastpass tickets for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. Star Tours will continue to offer Fastpass service, sharing space with Buzz. Fastpass distribution has ended at Autopia, where the machines are now behind the Innoventions construction wall.

Feature 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration, Merch, Food.

Merchandise Event Experience 5/20-5/21

Direct download: DisGeek_102.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:40pm PST

In this episode the DisGeek crew talking about the launch of the Diamond Celebration 60th Anniversary and the 24 hour party.

News
Grizzly Peak Airfield Opens - Soarin’ Over California upgraded.
Matterhorn Reopens - Abominable Snowman upgraded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SyHGjBtyHk Left Side http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLp-Suv1Ong Right Side

No Magic Bands! Star Wars at Disneyland?
Truffles at Disneyland Signature Restaurants and Boxed Sets
Disney Infinity Community Builds Disneyland attractions
New Exhibit at the Disney Gallery - Drawing Disneyland: The Early Years – Imagineers Who Helped Bring Walt’s Dream To Life.
Enhanced Windows on Main Street!

http://youtu.be/jWLYoiEVYe8

Possible tiered ticket prices for peak days? Tomorrowland Bombs? Only 40 Mil. June 1st is officially ‘Disneyland Day’ as proclaimed by the State of California

iger_chewie

Feature: The Disneyland 60th Anniversary Diamond Launch with the 24 Hour Party!  

 

First order of business... These little beauties!

A photo posted by Daniel Hale (@disgeekpodcast) on

   

 
Heading out. It's nuts! Sad because I was fully expecting to stay all night! Too many violently angry people. A photo posted by Daniel Hale (@disgeekpodcast) on
Direct download: DisGeek_101.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:23pm PST

The DisGeek crew celebrates 100 episodes of podcasting goodness. In this episode we talk about the DisGeek origin story, and how the show has changed all of our lives.

episode-100-banner

 

News

Hat Box Ghost Returns
On Ride Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrZAXmT2HIQ

 

Behind the Scenes Video

https://youtu.be/oAg3pP-PYok

 

Banners and Bunting everywhere! Blue, Silver, and White almost everywhere you look.

New Main Street Windows for 60th Anniversary

New Pictures - Oil Can Sippers

Breakfast Packages for World of Color

Feature
100 Episodes of DisGeek. The DisGeek Origins Story. Recordings, Memories, Etc. How it’s changed our lives.

Direct download: The_DisGeek_Podcast_100_-_DisGeek_Stroy_Orgins.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:17pm PST

In our very first episode of The Universal Geek Podcast we tackle the latest news reports coming out of Universal Studios Hollywood. Jae has a review of one of Universal's most popular restaurants, Panda Express. We also visit the Upper Lot Newsstand and Tommy has his Tip of the Week!

universalGEEK-banner

 

News

Springfield Opens!

Shrek 4D New Queue

The Flash Flood scene has been updated.

Season Passes Changes

Season Pass Price List

Feature

Restaurant Review

PANDA EXPRESS UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

The best word to describe eating at Panda Express in Universal Studios is WOW! It’s located near the Jurassic Park ride, so it’s easy to find. There are two lines to make the service go quickly. However, this is a popular place, so expect a wait.

Panda Express labels itself as “Gourmet Chinese Food.” So, right off the bat you know you’re going to be served dishes better than what you get at Disneyland. Lucky Fortune Cookery, are you listening?

There are only 4 different entrées available, so it’s super simple to make a choice:

Orange Chicken
Kung Pao Chicken
Broccoli Beef
Beijing Beef

First off, they give you generous amounts of Chow Mein and Fried Rice. What better way to fuel your theme park adventure than a Mega Carb Load? Mix the two up and it’s like there’s Starch Party in your mouth!

Their famous Orange Chicken is a sweet and salty sensation. The glaze coating is sweet and sticky, with fruity notes of artificial orange flavor. Those fried chicken parts are crispy on the outside with a chewy texture inside. One of the most enjoyable aspects about this dish is not knowing what you’re eating. Is it white meat, is it dark meat, or how about some other part of the chicken? It’s like a fun guessing game. No wonder it’s their number 1 seller everywhere.

Don’t sleep on the Kung Pao Chicken though. Everyone needs salt in their diet, right?. It’s an essential nutrient for human beings. This dish is just the ticket. At 970mg of sodium per serving, this provides almost half your recommended daily intake. It’s like licking a salt tablet in a good way.

Then there’s the Broccoli Beef. The wonderful thing about this entrée is that when it goes in your mouth, everything pretty much tastes the same. Sure, there are some textural differences. But the sauce makes it challenging to know where the beef begins and the broccoli ends. You get your veggie intake without even knowing it! This is the perfect dish if you’re one of those people who don’t like broccoli.

I must admit, I haven’t tried the Beijing Beef yet. However, based on the fact that Panda Express is Gourmet Chinese Food, I can only imagine the flavors!

The cost for a 2-item plate is $10. Sure, it may sound expensive but you’re getting a premium gourmet meal here. Also, be prepared for to wait. This place is very popular. It takes about about 20-minutes to find a seat and there are no tables indoors.

Oh, and on days when the park closes at 6pm, this place shuts its doors at 4pm. So, plan your day accordingly. You don’t want to miss out on all the Gourmet Chinese Food.

One last thing: Ignore the 1-star overall rating on Yelp. Those people are obviously Disneyland spies who are jealous of Universal Studios having Panda Express on property. That’s it for my review, thanks for listening!

Tip of the Week
How to cure a headache from 3D movies.

Transformers: The Ride 3D
King Kong 3D
Despicable Me 3D Attraction
Shrek 4D
and the Upcoming Fast and Furious - Supercharged! (in 3D)

Bring Advil and/or Take a plastic bag

Happy April Fools Day :)

Twitter

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

Email us at- disgeekpodcast@gmail.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.

 

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: UniGeek_01.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:55pm PST

In this episode we talk about Disneyland's 60th Anniversary Plans. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and Tip of the Week returns!

episode-96-banner1

News

Happy 14th Birthday to DCA!

Tom Staggs named COO of Disney

Lunar New Year Returns to Disney California Adventure

Luigi’s Flying Tires to Become an All New Experience

Vintage Disney Memorabilia on the Auction Block

Catalogue

 

 

A special sneak peek of “Cinderella” will be presented in the park’s Bug’s Life Theater for a limited-time, January 30 – March 26.

Cinderella-marquee
image from MousePlanet

New Starbucks Mugs

Feature

Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary Announcements.

The castle is underwraps with the Herb Ryman’s original concept art for the castle. Nice Touch!

castle-herb-ryman
image from MousePlanet

Tip of the Week

Avoid Ticket Booth Lines by Buying Admission In Advance
Thousands of people arrive at Disneyland every morning to start their vacations, and the first thing they do is get in line to buy tickets. Waits of up to 30 minutes are common—that’s half an hour you’re not riding rides. Save time by buying tickets online at Disneyland’s official website. You’ll receive a voucher to print and bring directly to the entrance turnstiles, and you’ll avoid the wait at the ticket booths.

Many local supermarkets, such as Ralph’s and Albertsons, also sell Disneyland tickets in their gift card displays.

From
LosAngeles.com

Written by Guy Salga and Len Testa

Twitter

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

Email us at- disgeekpodcast@gmail.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.

 

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_96.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:54pm PST

Our annual prediction episode is here! Enjoy predictions for Disney Parks from fellow podcasters and listeners.

episode-95-banner
Direct download: DisGeek_95.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:04pm PST

This episode we play Keep it, Improve it, or Ditch it. With the recent rumors of Luigi's Flying Tires closing, we discuss if this is a good thing or a bad thing. We also have listener feedback and we visit the Main Street Newsstand.

News

Glow With the Show Evolves Into Made With Magic This Fall at Disney Parks

Disneyland Resort Holiday Season Begins Nov. 13 with Christmas Parade, ‘Holiday Magic’ Fireworks, ‘World of Color – Winter Dreams’ and ‘Disney ¡Viva Navidad!’

New First Aid and Wish Lounge on Main Street
http://mintcrocodile.blogspot.com/2014/10/this-weeks-disneyland-resort-pictorial.html

Trailer release for Tomorrowland.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k59gXTWf-A

Anna & Elsa’s Boutique Opens in Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort – Read more about this “cool” new shop in Downtown Disney District, offering an array of “Frozen”-inspired merchandise worth melting for.

Feature Topic

Keep it, improve it, Ditch it - Luigi's Flying Tires

Twitter

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

Email us at- disgeekpodcast@gmail.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.

 

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_90.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:16pm PST

In this episode Jae reviews the Mahaloween Luau event at Trader Sam's at the Disneyland Hotel. We also have the latest news and rumors at the Main Street Newsstand.

News
Disneyland Makes Changes to Sleeping Beauty Castle

Finding Submarine Voyage Has Reopened

Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush has concludes it’s run

Big Hero 6 at Disneyland Park Sept 26

New Rumors
60th Anniversary - The night parade coming to Disneyland, based on Hong Kong’s new “Paint The Night” parade.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6P7-1YfIoc

Good Bye to Luigi’s Flying Tires

Twitter

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

Email us at- disgeekpodcast@gmail.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.

 

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_89.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:20pm PST

In this episdoe we play Keep it, Improve it, or Ditch it (K.I.D.) with the Submarine Voyage. We also talk about Steakhouse 55 and it's new chef from Club 33. Plus Jae rescues Tommy and provides a Tip of the Week.

News

it’s a small world celebrates 50 years.

The 50th anniversary of “it’s a small world” was celebrated last friday. Part of the celebration included a Good Morning America taping, a google + Hangout with Richard Sherman, and a sing-along cavalcade.

GMA
http://youtu.be/JHoWNB-Mz4o

Google+ Hangout with Richard Sherman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjlRIlb-6uI

Disneyland - "it's a small world" 50th Anniversary Cavalcade with Richard Sherman

http://youtu.be/URhGJ2U3qxM

The Springtime Roundup is here.
The Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree is presenting The Springtime Roundup. The event features special treats, crafts, and performing arts shows. They have also brought in special rabbit meet and greets, including Roger Rabbit! The roundup will continue through April 20. Roger Rabbit is pretty rare so head on over.

Egg-Stravaganza
Disney Brought back the Egg-Stravaganza this year. I was reading that last year it was only at DCA. But for 2014 it has been expanded to Disneyland. It’s a lot of fun and the map is $4.95

Chef Marcel St. Pierre is new head of Steakhouse 55 (used to be at Club 33)
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/03/chef-marcel-st-pierre-new-at-helm-of-steakhouse-55-in-disneyland-hotel/

Disneyland makes the DAS Card Valid for 60 days for Annual Passholders.
http://www.mouseplanet.com/10667/Disneyland_Resort_Update

Feature

Keep it, Improve it, Ditch it Submarine Voyage

Tip of the Week. Ask the Cashier for FRESH candy at the Candy Palace

Twitter

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

Email us at- podcast@disgeek.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.

 

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_79.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:22pm PST

The DisGeek Podcast has a special Announcement. As long as we are here we also have a few news stores of events that happened at the Disneyland Resort this last weekend.

episode78-special-announcement

News

- Since joining this wonderful network and becoming part of the mousechat family. We got the opportunity to meet with some awesome people and more importantly. We have an inside contact.

See this guy we met has a friend, who knows this other guy, who has a cousin, who is the grandson, of this person they know, who is on the board of directors of Disney.

And now that we know this person (who we follow on twitter) I can tell you that we have officially changed our position on the Subs. They are indeed going away forever.

- There has been several earthquakes over the weekend and I’m really worried. Right now at Disneyland there are way too many areas that have cracked sidewalks. And thanks to these recent earthquakes there are probably a ton more. But with the recent total failure, total disaster, biggest cluster in the history of this company, magic bands. Will Disneyland EVER get the budget, to repair these cracks?

- Disney want’s us to share our #DisneySide with them. Stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Disney needs to take a cue from Universal Studios where you can show them your #UniversalMoments with them. As usual, Universal show what a superior park they are.

Have you seen the new Despicable Me attraction? You get to sit in a room full of mini simulators and watch a movie. And while to movie plays… The seats move! How awesome is that?

- New Marvel Merchandise - Why do they feel the need to bring Marvel to the parks. Marvel isn’t magical. I never in my entire life thought I’d see the day when I would see a sign that says, “Meet THOR” in disneyland!! The almighty Thor… More like the Almighty dollar!!! Marvel doesn’t belong is disneyland and it just goes to show that all Disney and the bean counters care about is money!!. and being cheap. But if you do like Marvel stuff is now available in the Star Trader at Disneyland, Elias and Company at DCA, and Dstreet in DTD.
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/03/marvelous-new-merchandise-debuts-at-disney-parks/

- it’s a small world is going to celebrate it’s 50th anniversary. And they want you to celebrate with them. You can submit your video of you singing it’s a small world. If you submit a video they will donate a dollar to UNICEF. Visit http://www.smallworld50.com/

Right now it’s a small world is closed for “refurbishment”. I suspect we will never see it again.

No Tip of the Week this week.

Twitter

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

Email us at- podcast@disgeek.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.

 

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_78.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:35pm PST

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

News

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

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

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

Maleficent Sneak Peak coming to DCA

Starbucks in Downtown Disney is now open

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

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

Closures

Indiana Jones is now closed for refurbishment - Thru May

Alice in Wonderland is now closed - Thru July

Little Mermaid is closing this week - Thru May

 

Feature

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

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

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

Book Mentioned in this episode:

Tip of the Week

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

 

Twitter

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

Email us at- podcast@disgeek.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.

 

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_77.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:05pm PST

Jeff Heimbuch joins us and talks about, “It’s Kind of a Cute Story” with Rolly Crump and Communicore Weekly: The Musical. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and Tommy has his Tip of the Week.

News

TinkerBell Half Marathon Flies Into The Disneyland Resort - The 2014 Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend included a (3.1-mile) Never Land Family Fun Run 5K and runDisney Kids Races, and drew an estimated 30,000 participants to the Disneyland Resort. A local Southern Californian grabbed first place at the 13.1-mile Tinker Bell Half Marathon in Disneyland with a time of 1:25:40. The winner, Melissa Hernandez, is a 29-year-old from Oxnard, California, who began running in 2010 as a way to get in shape.

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Refurbishment

Happy Lunar New Year Celebration Returns to DCA

Disney Parks Blog Video: How to Play the Fun Wheel Challenge. Hosted by Erin Glover
(Happy Birthday Erin!)

httpv://youtu.be/NzN_pzwMhnQ

Are the Subs Sunk? Cool Article from David Koenig on Mouse Planet.

Feature - Interview with Jeff Heimbuch

 

Tip of the Week
Disneyland Tickets for non-profits
http://publicaffairs.disneyland.com/donation/

Twitter

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

Email us at- podcast@disgeek.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.

 

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_74.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:04pm PST

It’s time for our annual prediction show! The DisGeek crew, listeners, and fellow Disney Podcasters make predictions for the Disneyland Resort in 2014. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and Chris has a Tip of the Week.

News

Billy Hill and the Hillbillies (Now Kirk Wall and the Hillbillies) whose show just last week ended at Disneyland has now got some gigs at Knotts Berry Farm.
http://kirkwallandthehillbillies.com/

Frontierland Troupe Brings Rare Characters to Disneyland Weekends Until May.

Big Thunder is set to reopen Feb 1st.
http://touringplans.com/disneyland-resort/closures

Meet Captain America from ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ This Spring at Disneyland Park in Anaheim

New Disneyland So Cal Resident Discounts

Feature
The DisGeek crew, listeners, and fellow Disney Podcasters make predictions for the Disneyland Resort in 2014.

Tip of the Week
Pay attention to where you park your car. Take a picture or circle the letters and numbers on the parking stub they give you. Chris and his friends found out the hard way what happens otherwise.

Twitter

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

Email us at- podcast@disgeek.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.

 

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_73.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:46pm PST

The DisGeek crew has the results of the 2013 predictions made back in January for the Disneyland Resort. Who was right and who was wrong? We also have an interview with Tommy's cousin BJ, who worked at Disneyland as a mermaid.

News
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is set to close Jan 6 for Refurbishment.  Set to reopen late 2014

Special New Years Eve Celebrations at the Disneyland Resort

They had a few LTM things going on during our time off (as usual) including a Jerry Bruckheimer Signing at the Disneyana Shop, A walk with an Imagineer on Buena Vista Street where I understand they got to go into 1901.  Not sure who the Imagineer was.  Saving Mr. Banks meetups, and ELF days.

Feature - Recap of 2013 Predictions.

Tip of the Week - Tommy interviews cousin BJ who was a Disneyland Mermaid.

 
Twitter

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

Email us at- podcast@disgeek.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_72.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:27pm PST

In this episode the DisGeek crew reviews World of Color - Winter Dreams, Viva Navadad, and Jingle Cruise.  We also discuss the film, Frozen.  Plus we have our Tip of the Week.

NEWS

Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney's daughter, has died at the age of 79 due to complications from a fall suffered in September.

Billy Hill and the Hillbillies show comes to an end.

They are going off on their own and renaming themselves “Kirk Wall and the Hillbillies”

Fantasyland Skyway is rumored to be demolished

DL Candlelight Processional This years Candlelight Processional goes back to the traditional 2 night event, on December 7th and 8th

December 7: Blair Underwood
December 8: Kurt Russell

Candy Canes!

Candy Palace at Disneyland

  • Friday, December 6 (9 am park opening)

  • Tuesday, December 10 (9 am park opening, 8-9 Extra Magic Hour)

  • Friday, December 13 (9 am park opening)

  • Tuesday, December 17 (9 am park opening)

  • Friday, December 20 (9 am park opening)

  • Sunday, December 22 (8 am park opening)

  • Tuesday, December 24 (8 am park opening)

Trolley Treats at Disney California Adventure

  • Saturday, December 7 (8:00am park opening)

  • Monday, December 9 (9:00am park opening, 8-9 am Extra Magic Hour)

  • Saturday, December 14 (8:00am park opening)

  • Monday, December 16 (9:00am park opening)

  • Saturday, December 21 (8 am park opening)

  • Monday, December 23 (8 am park opening)

  • Wednesday, December 25 (8 am park opening)

Feature - Disneyland during the holidays.

Jingle Cruise

disgeek-71-04
disgeek-71-05
disgeek-71-06

Viva Navidad

disgeek-71-07
disgeek-71-08
disgeek-71-10
disgeek-71-09

World of Color - Winter Dreams

disgeek-71-01
disgeek-71-02
disgeek-71-03

http://youtu.be/cXCU5aozH_4

Tip of the Week

Visit the Disney Parks Blog to find out the absolute latest happenings at the resort.

 
;Twitter

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

Email us at- podcast@disgeek.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.

 

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_71.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:48pm PST

The DisGeek crews discusses the Matterhorn.  Should we Keep it, Improve it, or Ditch it?  We also have the latest news coming out of the resort, and our Tip of the Week!

Listen to this episode on The Touring Plans Podcast Network. Click Here!

Unleash the Villains, Disney’s Friday the 13th LTM happened this past friday.

And much like the 24 hour parties, this event was poorly planned for those who tried to get in. For those who did get in it was Hellish! According to reports, Disney has over one million passholders. They do this, on a nice warm friday night, with no blackout dates. What did they think only a few will show up? They ran out of the special food they advertised, they sold out on event shirts. They need to plan these things better!

Members Learn Details about Club 33’s Remodel - InsideTheMagic.net shares more details about the upcoming remodeling of the club. This week members have been given access to a preview center to learn about what will be changing.

http://www.insidethemagic.net/2013/09/club-33-expansion-details-revealed-adding-new-entrance-lounge-new-menu-at-exclusive-disneyland-restaurant/

(Source: InsidetheMagic.net)

GAC becomes DAS (Disabled Assistance System) Beginning Wed Oct 9th.

The Guest Assistance Card is being discontinued beginning Wed Oct 9th. People with disabilities will no longer to able to bypass people in lines. The new process will be as follows:

Guest with wheelchairs can wait in lines that can accommodate them. Like all rides in DCA. (I’m not clear how it works for non accessible rides.

Guests who are eligible for a DAS goes to City Hall and has their photo taken.

Once they have the Card guests will go to a Kiosk and get a time issued to them as to when they can ride the ride. Time will be based on the current wait time. Minus 10 or 15 minutes for travel time. So if a ride that is 90 minutes then their time stamp will be for 75 minutes after the stapm is issued.

Only the person who is photographed can be issued the timestamp. So they can’t transfer it.

Source: MiceChat

Thor: Treasures of Asgard Coming to Innoventions Nov 1st

We talked about Thor coming to Disneyland but we didn't know where. Now we do.

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/09/thor-treasures-of-asgard-coming-to-disneyland-park-november-1-in-honor-of-thor-the-dark-world/

Feature: Keep it, Improve it, Ditch it. (KID) - The Matterhorn

matterhorn

Tip of the Week: Disneyland and DCA guide maps come in all different kind of languages!

Twitter

Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Jae @sorcerermickeyj
Email us at- podcast@disgeek.com
Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.

 

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_67.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:14pm PST

In this episode the DisGeek crew talks about some of the cool new merchandise for the Enchanted Tiki Room. We also discuss the rumoured Club 33 renovations. Tommy also has his tip of the week! 

Don't forget Friends of the Magic - Aug 16-18
http://friendsofthemagic.com/

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

World of Color Gets a Winter Holiday Overlay - Imagineer Steven Davidson announced a few weeks ago that “Winter Dreams” will be coming to World of Color starting November 15th. It will be showcasing and presenting the newest Disney character, Olaf, from the upcoming new movie “Frozen” from Disney Animation premiering November 24th.

This past week saw “Christmas in July” for LTM with special treats and merchandise.

Club 33 Extension in the works (Rumor)
http://micechat.com/36536-club-33disneyland-restaurant-club-33/

Disneyland Ink and Paint Program

http://dlandlive.com/2013/07/disneyland-photo-report-july-29-2013/

Annual CHOC Walk returns Oct 13th. Regestar at http://www.choc.org/
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/07/join-me-at-the-23rd-annual-choc-walk-in-the-park-at-the-disneyland-resort/

New Official Music Albums out Aug 20th
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/07/new-official-music-albums-releasing-at-disney-parks-on-august-20-2013/

Limited Time Magic
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/let-the-memories-begin/limited-time-magic/

Take Flight with Planes Commemorative Wings
Available August 2, 2013 while supplies last

Cover Your Ears with Heroes or Villains
Available August 5, 2013 while supplies last

Long Lost Friends is returning. This signal to me that Disney is officially out of ideas. Hopefully people voted for Chip and Dale. We NEVER see them.
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/08/long-lost-friends-to-return-to-disneyland-park-vote-now-for-your-favorites/

Star Wars Celebration 7 in Anaheim April 16-19th 2015

Feature - Ride Merchandise - Tiki Room

tiki-2

tiki-1

tiki-4

tiki-3

tiki-5

Tip of the Week - Get your Merchandise Embroidered

Twitter

Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Jae @sorcerermickeyj
Email us at- podcast@disgeek.com
Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.

 

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_64.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 4:43pm PST

In this episode, we visit Disney California Adventure with A Window to the Magic's Paul Barrie.  This episode is recorded LIVE at the park in binaural audio, so headphones are strongly recommended.  Get ready for rides, fun, and bad puns!  Paul's wife Tairy and Russell Flores come along for the ride.

Listen at the Touring Plans Podcast Network!

New Hidden Mickey Pins Arriving at Disneyland in Late July 2013 - These new pins follow the first part of the 2013 collection that was released in February. These new pins are distributed to cast members to use for trading with guests of all ages. Each pin measures approximately 1.25-inches and contain a small Mickey Mouse icon. This not-so-hidden icon is an easy way to identify Hidden Mickey pins on cast members lanyards.

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/07/trade-for-new-hidden-mickey-pins-arriving-at-disney-parks-in-late-july-2013/

The 2014 Tinker Bell Run Half Marathon Sells Out - Run Disney’s annual winter marathon event at Disneyland January 16th - 19th, 2014 had it’s registration opened this week. In less than 48 hours, the half marathon main event, was sold out. There are still openings available for the Tinker Bell 10K and Never Land Family Fun Run 5K events.

http://www.rundisney.com/tinker-bell-half-marathon/

Saving Mr. Banks Trailer Released - The movie about Walt Disney obtaining the film rights to P.L. Travers book, Mary Poppins has released it’s first movie trailer this week. Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Travers tell the story of how Mary Poppins came to the big screen. The movie is set in the 60’s and the Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland are in the film.

http://movies.disney.com/saving-mr-banks?cmp=wdsmp_banks_4d_google_txt_title_title

D23 Expo - 2013 Disney Legends were announced this week. Each honoree receives a two-foot-tall bronze Disney Legends sculpture that signifies the imagination, creativity, and magic they have brought to the Company. Disney Legends Award recipients also participate in a handprint ceremony, and their bronzed prints will be displayed in the Disney Legends Plaza at the Company’s Burbank headquarters. The ceremony will be held at the D23 Expo 2013 at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, in the D23 Expo Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center.

https://d23.com/the-2013-disney-legends-award-honorees/

Feature - Walking through DCA and riding Radiator Springs Racers

disgeek-wttm01

disgeek-wttm02

disgeek-wttm03

disgeek-wttm04

disgeek-wttm05

disgeek-wttm06

httpv://youtu.be/OiPTUEwKrZo

Tip of the Week
First Aid Stations at the Disneyland Resort

Twitter

Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Email us at- podcast@disgeek.com
Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.

 

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_63.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:44am PST

Time to line up! We present our top five queues at the Disneyland Resort. Also Chris gives us the lowdown on Disney Infinity during the Main Street Newsstand and we have our Tip of the Week.

News
Limited Time Magic AP event - A Salute to 58 Years of Magic

Celebrate 58 years of the "Happiest Place on Earth" with 3 special presentations highlighting the original lands of Disneyland Park. Passholders are invited to join Disney artist Stacia Martin for this series that features videos and slides of historic photographs spanning over 5 decades of Disneyland Park.
Schedule of Presentations
Week 1 - July 2, 2013: Adventureland & Frontierland
Week 2 - July 9, 2013: Fantasyland & Tomorrowland
Week 3 - July 16, 2013: Main Street, U.S.A. & Disneyland in 1955
With Limited Time Annual Passholder Magic, Annual Passholders have exciting opportunities, offers and events like this:
Presentation Location
Main Street, U.S.A. Opera House in Disneyland Park.
Presentation Times
5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m

Candlelight Processional will be cut down to 2 dates (rumor)
http://mousepad.mouseplanet.com/entry.php?1101-Candlelight-Down-to-a-Flicker

Grab and Go Menu being tested out at DCA
http://micechat.com/34759-disneyland-independence-week/

No More Marshmallows :(

Mickey’s Halloween Party Dates and Prices
http://disneyland.disney.go.com/offers-discounts/mickeys-halloween-party-for-passholders/

Sofia the First Arrives at DCA

“Behind the Magic” Look at Walt Disney Imagineering Set for D23 Expo

D23 Expo Schedule is up
https://d23.com/d23-expo/schedule/friday-august-09-2013/

Feature - Top 5 Queues

images

Tip of the Week - Ride opening year (1955) attractions to celebrate Disneyland's 58th anniversary.

List of Attractions from 1955

Twitter

Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Jae @SorcererMickeyJ
Email us at- podcast@disgeek.com
Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.

 

Visit our friends at:


We Need a Graphic Designer to help us design a shirt! Please contact us at podcast@disgeek.com

Direct download: DisGeek_62.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:29am PST

In this episode, we anger the gods with all our celebrating as we talk about the Tiki Room's 50th and our Disneyland Memories. We also have our Tip of the Week and we visit the Main Street Newsstand.

Part of the Touring Plans Podcast Network - podcast.touringplans.com

Listen to Podcast Here.

News

Lone Ranger Premiere
Disney Rolled out the red carpet at DCA for the premiere of The Lone Ranger starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp. Stars in attendance included William Fichtner, Johnny Knoxville, Dominic Monagham, Joey Lawrence, Verne Troyer, Orlando Jones, Andy Garcia, and many others including Lana Parrilla, Regena from Once Upon a Time. Of course there was Johnny Depp.

Work being done in the Disney Gallery on Main Street.

New work is underway in the Disney Gallery and Main Street Opera House lobby, with rumors that new gallery space will be added to the Main Street Opera House lobby. It’s unclear what exactly will happen, but rumors point toward moving some of the Disney Gallery exhibit space into the Opera House lobby to allow for expanded retail space inside the Gallery. In any case, a new show celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Enchanted Tiki Room is expected to open soon. <http://micechat.com/33672-lone-ranger-world-premiere/>

For Limited Time Magic They gave out a 50th anniversary brochure for the Tiki Room for Annual Passholders

Lone Ranger Souvenir “boot” Mug being sold at the Golden Horseshoe. One sale while supplies last

All American College Band is back for the summer. The band will perform 5 days every week at Disneyland and DCA throughout the summer.

Feature - Why we love Disneyland

Feature 2 - 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

dlr_tiki50

Cool Video featuring Rolly Crump
httpv://youtu.be/GTY7baTdZJQ

Tip of the Week

FastPass should be used to avoid long lines, but if you must wait in one long line, make it Indiana Jones Adventure. The queue is an experience in itself, and you can use this decoder to translate. some Mara-glyphics in the queue.

indiana_jones_decoder_card

Twitter

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

Email us at- podcast@disgeek.com
Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.

 

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_61.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:57am PST

The DisGeek Podcast and The Disneyland Gazette join forces and talk about the one year Anniversary of the Disney California Adventure 2.0 Expansions. We also have a HUGE announcement so check it out! 

Announcement - The DisGeek Podcast will now be part of the TouringPlans.com Podcast NetworkNEW FEED will be on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and at podcast.touringplans.com

News

Swing Dancing Returns to Carnation Plaza Gardens... Err Fantasy Faire

Pork Shank from Gaston’s Tavern in WDW is now at Disneyland

New Summertime Menu at Carthay Circle Restaurant

The Climbers Return to Matterhorn at Disneyland

The Unofficial Stars Wars Day at Disneyland is Coming! - June 30 2013, we'll meet in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at 2pm for the big group photo. Star Wars fan clubs usually meet for lunch at Pizza Port at noon. All Fan Force, 501st, and Rebel Legion members and any fan of Star Wars is invited! So find your favorite Star Wars t-shirt and get out to Disneyland on the 30th.

http://www.starwarsdisneyland.com/

Tony Baxter Career Celebrated - Tony Baxter celebrated his retirement from Walt Disney Imagineering at Club 33 this week. Guests included retired founder and chief archivist Dave Smith, Richard Sherman, imagineers and friends.

Limited Time Magic - At the Disneyland Resort starting July 1st - 7th we’re saluting our nation’s birth in a big way with “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.” The Disneyland Resort fireworks spectacular will be held each night at 9:30 p.m. during Independence Week. Every evening, you can also wear a pair of illuminated Mouse Ears and “Glow with the Show” during performances of “Celebrate America!” at Disneyland and the patriotic pre-show to “World of Color” at Disney California Adventure. And at the Disneyland Resort, you can enjoy Red, White and Blue Mason Jar Desserts at Carnation Café, and Patriotic Cotton Candy, Apple Pie Pockets or 4th of July Cupcakes, in shops all along Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland. (Source: Disney Parks Blog)

Check out the newest star to 'roll' in to Hollywood Land! #LoneRanger pic.twitter.com/ssjtwpUOVM

Extra! Extra! The newest Buena Vista Bugle has hit the stands! Where's your favorite place in the park to read it? pic.twitter.com/xFOlBcp7hU

Feature
One Year Anniversary of DCA 2.0
Changes include. New Carthay Circle Menu, Windows of BVS, Unused fastpass area for RSR converted to extra retail space for Ramones, Beach Ball removal from luigi's flying tires.

Tip of the Week
Lost and Found - If you lose something valuable, there is a chance it could be recovered. http://disneyland.disney.go.com/plan/guest-services/lost-and-found/

The Disneyland Gazette - HUGE thanks to Luke Manning for not only doing the show with us, but for helping edit this beast! Check them out at http://disneylandgazette.com/

Twitter

Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Jae @sorcerermickeyj
Email us at- podcast@disgeek.com
Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com! Use code DISGEEK for 20% a one year subscription.

 

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_60.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:12pm PST

Daniel, Jae, Chris, and Tommy give their thoughts and reactions to the New Fantasy Faire area in Disneyland.  We also have our Tip of the Week and we visit the Main Street Newsstand.

News
Fantasy Faire Opens - Will be the main topic

Princess Relocation Program
Merida - Fantasyland where Rapunzel used to be.
Snow White will continue to be at the Wishing Well near the Castle
Jasmine will continue to be at Aladdin's Oasis
Tiana will now make regular appearances at the Court of Angles

Opening Date set for Mickey and the Magical Map stage show

Ariel’s Grotto losing Princess and Gaining World of Color Dinner Packages

Pat E. Cake Gets Iced - According to the Entertainment Department, March 17 will be the last day for the “My Disneyland Birthday Party” at the Plaza Inn. Its host, the Pat E. Cake face character, will be retired. Reportedly, money is to blame. Managers in the Foods Department argue that the tables reserved for the birthday parties could be more profitably utilized by paying guests eating at the Plaza Inn. (Source: MousePlanet.com)

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room 50th Anniversary Event set for June 28-29, 2013

Disney is bringing back Mickey Mouse Shorts

A Celebration of Greece coming to the Disneyland Resort

Feature
Fantasy Faire

Tip of the Week
Fantasy Faire. Get there early to avoid long lines.

Twitter

Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Email us at- podcast@disgeek.com
Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com!

 

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_54.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:24pm PST

Daniel, Jae, Tommy, and Chris go back to the future and continue our history of Tomorrowland. This episode we cover 1967-1998. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand, Tip of the Week, and Shoutouts.

News
Journey to Oz Balloon Tour” Floats into the Disneyland Resort this Weekend

AP Movie Nights Return to Disneyland - Disney movies have returned to the Opera House on Main St. at Disneyland on Thursday nights. You must be an annual passholder to attend. Search #APMovieNights on Twitter for the latest information and showtimes.

Limited Time Magic Stuff
Dapper Dans Sing Boy Band Hits

httpv://youtu.be/3A7G6Bczj-k

AP Screenings Peter Pan

Great and Powerfull Oz Preview and new menu

Best Burgers at the DLR (per Disney Parks Blog) fun story

New Haunted Mansion Merch

Feature - Tomorrowland 1967–1998
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomorrowland#Tomorrowland_1967.E2.80.931998:_The_Tomorrowland_on_the_move

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T00SmJsARww

Tip of the Week
Report on Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel

Twitter

Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Email us at- podcast@disgeek.com
Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Check Out Touring Plans.com!

 

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_53.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 8:00pm PST

This episode we look back at the early years of Tomorrowland from 1955 - 1967.  Plus a visit to the Main Street Newsstand and our Tip of the Week.

News
Disneyland Candy Canes are back

Casey Jr. has reopened

New Lamb and Calf Join Circle D Family at Disneyland Park

Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad coming to TV.

David Koenig says that Rainbow Ridge might be Demolished

Cars Land, Radiator Springs Racers, Carthay Circle Theatre win THEA Awards

In Hollywood Land, the Muppet Theater is now showing a 4D presentation of “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice”

 

Feature

History of Tomorrowland.  The Early Years


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomorrowland
http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Tomorrowland_(Disneyland)
http://disneyology.blogspot.com/2010/06/dissecting-disneys-lands-tomorrowland.html
http://davelandweb.com/tomorrowland/

E-Ticket Mag #17 has a good tomorrowland Story

Tip of the Week

Starbucks on the left side

Twitter
Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Email us at- podcast@disgeek.com
Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_48.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:14am PST

The DisGeek crew discuss the Disney purchase of Lucasfilm and Star Wars. We also interview the Daws Brothers who created the short film Missing in the Mansion.  We also are also going to have a small contest, listen for details.

News
Earl of Sandwich Finally open. People were waiting up to an hour for a sandwich.

 

Filming Saving Mr. Banks at Disneyland.  Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

It’s time for the Jingle Jangle Jamboree!

The annual Christmas Day Special was filmed over the last weekend.

Some lucky guests saw performances by Toby Mac and The Backstreet Boys with Mario Lopez replacing Nick Cannon as the Disneyland Host

Christmas decorations are appearing all over the resort now, including a christmas tree already up in Buena Vista Street.

Link shows artist rendering of BVS tree but it is already up.

2012 Disneyland Candlelight Ceremony Narrators Announced

Celebrity Narrators and Dates

  • December 3, 4, 5: Kurt Russell
  • December 6, 7, 8: Edward James Olmos
  • December 9, 10, 11: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • December 12, 13: Dick Van Dyke
  • December 14: Marcia Gay Harden
  • December 15, 16: Patricia Heaton
  • December 17, 18, 19: Molly Ringwald
  • December 20: Dennis Haysbert

There will be 2 performances nightly during these dates. Information —including list of narrators — and event are subject to restrictions, change and cancellation without notice. Seats to all performances are limited and are subject to availability.

Opportunity for Annual Passholders

Nov 12 Passholder will get full details for a sweepstakes. So is the only way to see this show is to win? And for Passholders only?

Disney has a separate line now for 4 and 5 day tickets. Guests are required to show ID. They are doing this in an effort to stop Rental Ticket Scams.No more watches as Disney has discontinued the custom watch program on Main Street.

Feature 1

Disney Buys Lucasfilm

Feature 2

Daws Brothers Interview - Directors of Missing in the Mansion, a sort film shot entirely in Disneyland.

httpv://youtu.be/0M-yetCGm-A

www.missinginthemansion.com

@JoshDaws
@JeremiahDaws

 

Tip of the Week

Get Cinemagram for iPhone to take really cool images.

Send us a Cinemagram to @disgeekpodcast  and you could win a prize!

Twitter
Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Email us at- podcast@disgeek.com
Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Visit our friends at:

Direct download: DisGeek_47.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:16pm PST

The DisGeek Crew rambles on about HalloweenTime at the Disneyland Resort.  We also visit the Main Street Newsstand, Tommy has his Tip of the Week, and Chris is Just Sayn'

News

Beast’s Library Updated with new Characters and Questions.

Neon Fastpass sign for Radiator Springs Racers Fastpass removed, Garage area to expand Ramones

DCA to remain open until midnight on Friday nights due to Mickey’s Halloween Party

Some Holiday Details for the DRL - November 12 - January 6
Light poles already popping up in carsland

Meet Molly the Messenger at DCA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_iGSgtqn6E

Safety updates for the Disneyland Railroad they added a safety rail for the conductors.

Space Shuttle Endeavour Flies over Disneyland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_Cot6XCvDU

Wreck It Ralph characters will be appearing at Starcade..

Theming at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree has improved.  Signage added.

DCA Named Theme Park of the Year by Amusement Today

Feature - HalloweenTime at the Disneyland Resort

Helpful Links for HalloweenTime
http://gocalifornia.about.com/od/cadisneyland/a/halloween.htm
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/10/a-night-at-mickeys-halloween-party-in-disneyland-park/
http://dlandlive.com/2012/09/disneyland-photo-and-news-report-september-17-2012/
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/09/top-tips-for-mickeys-halloween-party-from-the-disneyland-moms-panelists/
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/09/things-you-might-not-know-about-halloween-time-at-the-disneyland-resort/

Tip of the Week - Check out the height requirements for rides
http://disneyland.disney.go.com/plan/guest-services/height-requirements/

Twitter

Daniel @disgeekpodcast 
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris

Email us at- podcast@disgeek.com

Call us at 661 450-8290.

If you enjoy the show take a minute and Review us in itunes.

Download Sticher Radio. Use Promo Code: DISGEEK

Visit our friends at:

 

Direct download: DisGeek_45.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:33pm PST

Daniel and his wife Laurie visit Universal Studios Hollywood, to attended the annual Halloween Horror Nights.  This is not your usual run-of-the-mill DisGeek Podcast episode.  Instead we present a recording of Daniel and Laurie AT the event.  Here are a few notes about the recording:

  • It is not in binaural so headphones are not really needed but may help. I was just me walking and holding my digital audio recorder. It didn’t have a pop filter of any kind so you will occasionally hear a pop and some wind now and then.
  • I had a few technical difficulties and you hear those issues. For example on Transformers the first part is a bit over-modulated and it wasn’t until halfway thru the ride did I realize it. There was a time or two where I identically turned off the recording so there may be a weird edit or two.
  • Also we walk through the mazes and you get to join us.. The recording of those could be loud, and a bit disturbing. It is halloween horror nights after all. You will hear the occasional swear word. Not from us, but the people around us and some graphic descriptions. I don’t do the best job at describing what I see, but with the audio, you can use your own imagination. So if you are bothered by Horror type stuff, you may want to pass.
  • Finally if you plan to attend Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights consider this a spoiler warning.

Here is a video trailer of the event:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc92eW0AIGs

I realize that this may not be your cup of tea.  But I’m a huge fan of these types of events and of theme parks in general so I thought it would be fun to share this with you.  If not, then we will see you next week, with a brand new episode of the DisGeek Podcast.  Enjoy the show.

Please let us know in the comments what you thought of the show...

Direct download: DisGeek_Uni_Halloween2012.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 7:16pm PST

1