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

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

NEWS Halloween Dates announced

Extra Seating in Aladdin's Oasis  

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

Dancin' with Disney

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

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

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

Downtown Disney’s California Avocado Week -  

Feature - Buena Vista Street

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

Tip of the Week - Seeing ALL of CarsLand attractions.

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

Thanks to Disneylandlive and MiceChat for the pictures!

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

Buena Vista Street & Carsland is NOW OPEN!

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

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

 

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

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

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

Disneyland Guest can now Purchase Tickets through their smartphones

Ghirardeli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop is now OPEN!

Thanks to Disneyland Livefor permission to use images  

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

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

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

Feature

Cars Land!

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

MARK YOUR CALENDAR- Friends of the Magic Gathering - Aug 3rd - 5th.  It’s a weekend of Food, Fun, and Friends at the Disneyland Resort!  So come on down and hang out with us. We are going to host a meet at Mater's Junkyard Jamboree on SUNDAY.  Don’t know the time yet.

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

Ticket Price Increase

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

New Faces for the Monorails

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

Brave, Merida Meet and Greet

Carthy Circle and Fountain has been revealed

DCA will have plenty of Character this summer

Mad T Party Soft Opens

New Signage at Paradise Pier

LaBrea Bakery redesign is complete

Feature

Fantasmic 20th Anniversary Performance

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

Canon T2i Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon SX210 Canon PowerShot SX210IS

Canon PowerShot SX260 Canon PowerShot SX260

Daniel Recommends:

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

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

News

Disneyland
Alice Davis gets her window on Main Street

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

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

Matterhorn Climbers returning

DCA

Pixar's Brave in World of Color

Mad T Party

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

Mad T Party Music Sounds

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

Carthay Circle / Club 33

Exclusive Club 33 at Disneyland Resort Invites New Members

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

Carthay Circle Theatre now taking reservations

Cars Land

New Menus, Favorite Eats at expanded DCA

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

Cozy Cone Motel - (From the Disney Food Blog)

D23 Member Previews June 9 and 10th

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

Little Mermaid Fixes (Pictures from DisneyLandLive.com)

Misc..

Lego Store Reopens - (Pictures from DisneyLandLive.com)

Droid Factory

Looks like the Monorails are getting a Cars Overlay.

Feature

Disneyland: Fact or Fiction -  Matterhorn

Tip of the Week

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

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

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

NEWS

Starbucks coming to Disney Parks

Disney announces Big Thunder Jamboree

Cars Land Street Entertainment Announced

The WonderGround Gallery is making its way to Downtown Disney

The Voices of Liberty Will Soon Ring Out at Disneyland.

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

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

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

Pixar Play Parade returns to DCA this summer

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

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

Just Sayin' -

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

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

Tip of the Week

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

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

News

Princess Fantasy Faire may NOT happen?

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

Goofy Presents The Art of Vacationing

Disney Paks blog reveals Streetmasphere for Buena Vista Street

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

MadTParty Merch preview (at same event above)

Attraction Poster Merch arrives at DCA

Red Car Trolley Tests at DCA

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

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

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

REALLY????

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

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

Feature
Imagineering Legends - Marc Davis Part 1

Tip of the Week
Power Walk through DCA for hotel guests

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

NEWS

Robert Sherman Passes Away

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

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

New Mad T Party costumes revealed

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

Alice Davis to be Honored with Main Street Window

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

Just Sayin'

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

Feature - History of Club 33

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

<Tommy's Pictures>

Tip of the Week

Tips for People with Disabilities

Download Flyers from the Disneyland Resort

Hearing Disability
Visual Disability

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

NEWS

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

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

AP Preview of stuff at the Disneyland Resort

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

Eight Lands to Explore at the Expanded DCA this summer

Earl of Sandwich is coming to DTD!

Disney Parks Blog Jake and the Neverland Pirates Meetup

Audio of the show..

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

Feature Graveyard w/ Jae Brattain - CircleVision 360

Tip of the Week w/ @TommyPix

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


News

Disneyland
Tinkerbell half marathon

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

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

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

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

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

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

Getting ready fro Mardi Gras

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

Tom Cruise Visits DL

DCA
Part of the Soarin over California sign is missing.

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

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

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

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

Feature

5 Senses of Disneyland - Tomorrowland

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

Tip of the Week

Downtown Disney District

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

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

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

Bonus Tip: Text DTDNOW to DPARK (37275) to get information on events and special offers.

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

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

News

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

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

Matterhorn Closed - Disney Parks Blog confirmed new Bobsleads

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

DCA
Buh Bye ElecTRONica, Hello Mad T Party

Paul's ElecTRONica Rant

Paradise Pier shops theming (neon) under tarps

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

Feature -

Imagineers of Today and Tomorrow with Jae Brattain- Roger Broggie

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

Tip of the Week w/ Tommy Pix

Disneyland Pin and Art Events

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

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

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

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