The DisGeek Podcast - Your Guide to the Disneyland Resort

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

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

Feature
US vs THEM - Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Tip of the Week More iPhone aps

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

 

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
Category:general -- posted at: 7:18pm PDT

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

Direct download: DisGeek_07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm PDT

 

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

News

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Tip of the week

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

News

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

Disney announces “Family Fun Weekends” at Disneyland January 14 to March 6
Fiesta Disneyland, Kickin’ Country Weekend, Character Fan Days, Lunar New Year Festival, and Mardi Gras!
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/01/family-fun-weekends-a-new-way-to-celebrate-fiestas-mardi-gras-and-more-jan-14-through-march-6-only/?CMP=SOC-DLRUSENFY11Q2DLR_SocMedFacebook0019

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

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

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

“The Graveyard”

Superstar Limo

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

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

YouTube

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

Tip of the Week

How to get discount tickets

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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