The DisGeek Podcast - Your Guide to the Disneyland Resort

In this we look back at the Summer of 2014. Was it a good summer? Bad Summer? Or a little in between? We also Visit the Main Street Newsstand.

News
Halloween Time Begins this week

“Mahaloween Luau” Coming to Trader Sams Sept 29th

Frozen Meet and Greet requires Fastpass
http://www.mouseplanet.com/10802/Frozen_Gets_Fastpass

Say Farewell to Duffy

Oswald the lucky Rabbit will make his way to DCA

Say Farewell to Miley

New Flo’s Menu

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Remembering Summer of 2014

MAY
Summer Kicked off with the Rock Your Disney Side 24 Hour party
Construction started to wrap up for the New Club 33 expansion

JUNE
Frozen Pre-Parade Started
Capt Eo closed to make way for Marvel’s Gardens of the Galaxy. Rumors say Captain Eo will NOT return while Disney says it MAY return.
A fire happened backstage
DCA Debuted Disney California Story Tour

JULY
Alice in Wonderland Reopened
Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush Debuted
Guardians of the Galaxy Preview opened
Club 33 re-opened and all hell broke loose.
Disneyland Celebrates it’s 59th Anniversary and revealed the 60th anniversary logo
The Music of Nashville show opened at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree area.
Splash Mountain Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

AUGUST
Adventure Trading Company opens in Adventureland
Friends of the Magic
Haunted Mansion Celebrated its 45th Anniversary

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This episode the guys takes a look at the latest Disneyland Rumours. Frozen Christmas stuff in DCA? Marvel Rockin Roller Coaster? Star Wars destroying Toon Town Alderaan style? We discuss it! Plus we our bi-weekly visit to the Main Street Newsstand.

Main Street Newsstand

Finding Nemo Subs lagoon is refilling up!

Also just as a reminder - "Friday, September 26th is the last working day of Fiscal Year 2014 for the cubicle worker that publishes the planning calendars, and thus that shows up as the end date for this fake "refurbishment" that is really just a permanent closure."

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Disneyland Half Marathon is this weekend.

Adventure Trading Company bids farewell

Anna and Elsa's Boutique

D23 Tix now Available

Disneyland Mobile Site

Feature - Latest Disneyland Rumours - August 2014

From Miceage.com

The new Star Wars expansion would be accessed via the western flanks of Fantasyland beyond the old Skyway station, taking over the Big Thunder Ranch area and extending to the north beyond the railroad tracks. Where Toontown is now would be more expansion and a large show building, not unlike New Orleans Square with the show buildings for Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean stashed unseen behind it.

Now that plan has an E Ticket to go along with the meet n’ greets, in a proposal to put a Marvel themed version of Rock N’ Roller Coaster tucked into the parking lot currently between Tower of Terror and Luigi’s Flying Tires.

Taking a cue from the successful Frozen Summer Fun promotion they pulled together very quickly out at Walt Disney World, a new Frozen offering will be shoehorned into DCA for this Christmas season. Setting up in, you guessed it, the backlot area of DCA’s Hollywoodland, the characters from Frozen will be moving in for the holidays. An indoor ice rink and character meet n’ greet will be installed in Stage 17, while next door the Muppets will go on hiatus (again) and the MuppetVision theater will be repurposed for a small stage show and Frozen sing-along. Frozen décor and set pieces will be plopped down around these two venues and take over some of the existing Mad T Party facilities, and the existing Studio Store nearby will be turned into a Frozen merchandise headquarters. This will create a Frozen miniland of sorts in DCA, and should help take the pressure off the Frozen frenzy currently found in Fantasyland.

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In this episode we have a special presentation of, "When Hinges Creak." A panel from Scare LA that celebrates the Haunted Mansion's 45th Anniversary. This panel features Bob Gurr, Alice Davis, and Jeff Baham from Doombuggies.com. Be sure to listen with the images below to see the artwork and photography they are talking about. Just click the first image and it will turn into a slideshow.

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In this Magical episode we list the top 11 spots to watch Magical! Fireworks spectacular show.

News

We won an award!

Adventure Trading Company coming to Adventureland

Splash Mountain 25 years

Ernest Goes to Splash Mountain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATiqSR8JqrA

Disneyland turns 59

60th Anniversary logo debuts

Sorcerer Radio - Big Bubba did a write up on the Parks Blog Meetup

Feature/Tip of the Week

Top 11 Spots to watch ‘Magical’ Fireworks

  1. Big Thunder
  2. it’s a small world
  3. On the train
  4. Storybook land Boats
  5. Between Tortilla Joe’s and House of Blues
  6. Buena Vista Street
  7. Carthay Circle Terrace
  8. Top floor of Grand Californian Hotel*
  9. The mill at Grizzly River Run
  10. Esplanade
  11. Sneaking onto the second level of Innoventions

Visit us at Friends of the Magic on Aug 10 2014, at 12:00PM at the Hungry Bear Resturant.

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In this episode we have a grab-bag of random topics. Daniel talks about his trip to Knotts Berry Farm, Tommy and Chris tell us how the Magic Bands at Walt Disney World work, and we also talk about the new Legends of Frontierland game at Disneyland. We also weigh in on the Club 33/New Orleans controversy.

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News

New Orleans Square / Club 33 changes

Note: This show was taped just after the New Orleans tarps and scaffolding was removed. But before Club 33 reopened on Friday July 18th.

Alice in Wonderland has Reopened

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jpK6rWHYIM

The Music of ‘Nashville’ invades the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree

Halloween Time is Returning to Disneyland

Feature
Daniel talk about Knotts

Tommy and Chris talk about WDW and Magic bands

Tommy talks about Legends of Frontierland

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In this episode Connie Moreno form the Disneyland Gazette and Paul Hale from the Disney Story Origins stop by and fill in for a vacationing Tommy and Chris. We celebrate the five senses of Carsland and we visit the Main Street Newsstand.

News

Legends of Frontierland interactive experience

Discover Disney California Adventure Tour (Tickets are $109 per guest)

Capt Eo is gone but is it gone for good? The marquee has been removed. Disney parks blog says “expecting to return” but rumours state it’s not returning.

I spoke to Big Bubba from Sorcerer radio and HE spoke to cast members on the final night and they said that they didn’t know if it was returning.

Frozen pre-parade has begun. It only runs for the first performance of Mickey’s Soundsational parade.

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

Disney’s Marketplace co-op

5 Senses of Disneyland (DCA edition!)
Carsland

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This episode Daniel, Tommy, Jae, and Chris go back in time and look back at all of the different shows at the Fantasyland Theatre. And we don't remember any of it! Daniel also recaps the Rock Your Disney Side 24 Hour party. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and have our Tip of the Week.

News

Haunted Mansion Merch

New treats at Jolly Holiday Bakery

Tangaroa Terrace new Menu items

runDisney Announces Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend Sold out today

Main Feature
Maybe 24 Hour Party Recap / Used to be There - Fantasyland Theatre

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

Capt. Yeyore
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atm5FZPpf0E

Tip of the Week
Plastic Bags for Splash Mt. and Grizzly River Rapids

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

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News

Disneyland Resort Raises Ticket Prices for 2014

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

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

Maleficent Mech is now in the parks

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

Feature - Jae’s Disney Cruise Trip Report

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To see some more of Jae's photos click here

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

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

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News

New Adventureland merchandise

Photos

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

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

Photos

Nikon replaces Kodak

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

Photos

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

Photos

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

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Chris's Google Search on Art Nouveau.

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Rock Your Disney Side 24 Hour Party Tips:

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

Just don't forget your plug.

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

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

Attractions Closed for the 24 Hour Day Party

Disneyland Park

  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
  • Alice in Wonderland

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Blue Sky Cellar
  • Grizzly River Run
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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

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Keep it, Improve it, Ditch it Submarine Voyage

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

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