The DisGeek Podcast - Your Guide to the Disneyland Resort

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.


Disneyland's actual 60th Anniversary Ceremony
Pics and Video -

New Disneyland Band Premiered




Mickey's Halloween Party expands to 17 Nights

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


Interview Russell Flores

More Seen unSeen Disneyland

Other New Books from friends.

Cleaning the Kingdom - Lynn Barron & Ken Pullman


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


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Direct download: DisGeek_104.mp3
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In this episode the DisGeek crew review and discuss the all new World of Color - Celebrate! We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and bring you the latest news coming out of the Disneyland Resort!


Rumor: Innoventions will reopen in NOV with a Marvel / Star Wars

Club 33 Member Sues!

Disney Wants to invest 1 Billion to Parks in exchange for no new gate tax

It’s Official.. Selfie Sticks Banned

And partly because of this….

California Screamin Halted due to "Selfie Stick"

Peter Pan Re-opens




Feature - World of Color - Celebrate!


  • Intro with Neil Patrick Harris - Song - Celebrate
  • Mickey Mouse - Steamboat Willie, Plane Crazy, Mickey Mouse, Fantasia
  • Snow White and a mixture of disney/pixar films leading into..
  • Frozen - Let it Go
  • Disneyland - Opening Day Speech, Tiki Tiki Tiki Room, Splash Mountain (zippity doo dah), Carsland (Life is a Highway), Pirates, Haunted Mansion, it’s a small world, Star Tours (with footage from The Force Awakens)
  • Sappy scene designed to make you cry - “Forever Young”
  • Finale with NPH quoting Walt and singing Celebrate.  Big Finish with all fountains and lights going crazy




Direct download: DisGeek_103.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm PDT

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.


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 PDT

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

Grizzly Peak Airfield Opens - Soarin’ Over California upgraded.
Matterhorn Reopens - Abominable Snowman upgraded Left Side 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!

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


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


First order of business... These little beauties!

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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 PDT

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.




Hat Box Ghost Returns
On Ride Video


Behind the Scenes Video


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

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


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

The Hatbox Ghost to Reappear at the Haunted Mansion

Matterhorn Bobsleds and Peter Pan to receive Enhancements

Disneyland Diamond Days Sweepstakes

Tomorrowland Movie Preview and Exhibit

A Taste of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

Star Wars Celebration Recap



BB-8 to be a Character in Disney Parks

Listener Email

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

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

Tiffany Hernandez, Mesa AZ

Mr. Theme Park Audio.
Disney Chris -

Direct download: DisGeek_99.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:35pm PDT

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!




Springfield Opens!

Shrek 4D New Queue

The Flash Flood scene has been updated.

Season Passes Changes

Season Pass Price List


Restaurant Review


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 :)


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

The DisGeek Crew explore the 5 Senses of Fantasyland. Sights, Sounds, Tastes, Smells, and Feelings. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and have a listener tip.


Smokejumpers Grill Now Open


Some Bling is starting to show up on the castle

New Menu at Jolly Holiday

Tuna Salad Sandwich -VIDEO REVIEW



White Chocolate Mousse Whoopee Pie

White Chocolate Mousse Whoopee Pie


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

Paradise Garden Grill Menu


Old Menu


Disney March Madness Brackets

Disneyland 60th Anniversary 24 Hour Party Announced

Pinocchio Marionette Lego

TOT Lobby Tour






5 Senses of Fantasyland


Sight - The Castle

Sounds - Matterhorn

Smells - Turkey Legs

Taste - Churros

Feelings - Makes me feel like a kid again.


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

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

Taste - Apple Strudel at the Troubadour Tavern

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


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

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

Taste - Turkey Legs

Feelings - Love

Tips for listeners

Hi Guys,

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

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

Any advice you can offer is greatly appreciated!

~ Jenn

Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta - 10:00 am


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Direct download: DisGeek_98.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm PDT

In this episode of the DisGeek crew talks about the 20th Anniversary of The Indiana Jones Adventure. We also talk about price increases, the new Smokejumpers restaurant, and the return of Mad T. Party.



Tron 3 has been announced

Smokejumpers Grill to Open March 20th - New Grizzly Peak Area at DCA

Does the concept art look familiar?



Innoventions set to close March 31st

Fire breaks out at it’s a small world

Prices Increase at Disneyland Resort

Mad T Party to Return

Neal Patrick Harris Hosts new World of Color

Disney Egg-Stravaganza Returns to Disney Parks

Bob Chapek Names Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts


Tommy tells us about the 20th anniversary of Indiana Jones Adventure.

40 Years of Adventures - Video that Jae mentioned

Direct download: DisGeek_97.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:47pm PDT

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



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




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.

image from MousePlanet

New Starbucks Mugs


Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary Announcements.

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

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.


Written by Guy Salga and Len Testa


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

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