The DisGeek Podcast - Your Guide to the Disneyland Resort

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.

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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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:04am PST

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.

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Nikon replaces Kodak

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

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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.

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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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:53pm 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

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

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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

 

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 6:05pm PST

It's systematic, hydromatic, ultramatic … Why it’s the the 5 senses of Disneyland! Join the DisGeek crew as we travel to the old west and talk about Frontierland and why we love this part of the park. Plus we visit the Main Street Newsstand and have our Tip of the Week.

News

Rock Your Disney Side Party

Will take place over Memorial Day weekend, feature numerous Disney heroes and villains, and run from 6 a.m., May 23 to 6 a.m., May 24.
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/02/140-disney-character-ultimate-tweet-announces-all-night-disney-side-party-on-both-coasts/

Subs Construction walls says stuff like, “We’ll be back! Look for us again!”

http://micechat.com/59781-captain-america-disneyland/

Captain America - The Living Legends and Symbol of Courage opens to Annual Passholders

Big Bubba's Report - http://big-bubba-b.blogspot.com/2014/03/captain-america-meet-and-greet-at.html

A new Disney Gallery Exhibit Mechanical Kingdoms: Opens

Mechanical Kingdoms ~ Steam-Driven Visions of a Victorian Future features conceptual designs and ideas for an array of inventive vehicles, machines and gadgets. The collection also shares some of the same inspirations as steampunk – most prominently a fascination with the extravagantly inventive visions of tomorrow expressed by such Victorian futurists as Jules Verne and H.G. Wells.

Disny Parks Blog - http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/01/mechanical-kingdoms-steam-driven-visions-of-a-victorian-future-art-to-debut-at-disney-parks/

Disneyland Social Clubs - The Very Merry Un-Gangs of Disneyland

Quick Bits
Muppet Vision 3d updated their pre-show to include elements from the upcoming film, “Muppets Most Wanted”

Looks like New Orleans Bayou Bash isn’t happening. Probably because almost all of New Orleans Square is behind tarps. For the Club 33 referb.

A tree fell over on Tom Sawyer Island due to the heavy rain we experienced last weekend. Nobody was hurt.

Feature - 5 Senses of Disneyland - Frontierland

Tip of the Week - If you find somebody's lost cell phone. try to find a way to contact them insted of giving it to lost and found. Then they have a chance of getting it back!

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:02pm PST

In this episode The DisGeek Crew discuss our favorite romantic spots in the Disneyland Resort and listeners weigh in as well. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and we have a Tip of the Week.

News

Back Alley Access Construction Might Start Soon

Celebrate Gospel returns to Disney California Adventure

Sing Along Under the Stars at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree

Filming Tomorrowland

Recharge Your Car, While Visiting Disneyland - Disneyland now has electrical recharging stations in the Mickey and Friends parking structure. Twenty ChargePoint charging ports have been installed on the first floor of the Mickey & Friends parking structure for guests with electric vehicles! Guests can begin using them today by scanning their ChargePoint card or by easily registering for a free ChargePoint account at the charging station, or online at http://www.chargepoint.com.

“The Disneyland Resort is now home to one of the largest collections of public EV charging stations in Southern California,” said Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint. “We are excited to help the Disneyland Resort become EV ready and have such an iconic destination in our EV charging network. ChargePoint is the nation’s largest EV charging network with more than 15,000 locations.”

Guests arriving at the Mickey & Friends parking structure can ask a cast member for directions to the charging stations.

Tiki Juice Bar Reopens

Bits and Pieces:
It's a Small World will not reopen this weekend as planned, it is having railings and other fall protection equipment installed to meet Cal-OSHA standards. The ride should reopen mid-April.
The 24 hour Memorial Day party will return this year again to inaugurate the start of summer 2014.
With Nikon now being the new camera sponsor of Disney Parks in the US, their logo and name has now replaced the former Kodak Picture Spots throughout Disneyland now.

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DisneyLand Resort’s Most Romantic Spots

Tip of the Week
The Disney Wish Program - http://publicaffairs.disneyland.com/community/wish-granting/

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:27pm 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.

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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/

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Category:podcast -- posted at: 9:04pm PST