The DisGeek Podcast - Your Guide to the Disneyland Resort

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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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.

News

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

 

Feature

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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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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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.

Feature
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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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.

News

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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It’s time for our annual prediction show! The DisGeek crew, listeners, and fellow Disney Podcasters make predictions for the Disneyland Resort in 2014. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and Chris has a Tip of the Week.

News

Billy Hill and the Hillbillies (Now Kirk Wall and the Hillbillies) whose show just last week ended at Disneyland has now got some gigs at Knotts Berry Farm.
http://kirkwallandthehillbillies.com/

Frontierland Troupe Brings Rare Characters to Disneyland Weekends Until May.

Big Thunder is set to reopen Feb 1st.
http://touringplans.com/disneyland-resort/closures

Meet Captain America from ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ This Spring at Disneyland Park in Anaheim

New Disneyland So Cal Resident Discounts

Feature
The DisGeek crew, listeners, and fellow Disney Podcasters make predictions for the Disneyland Resort in 2014.

Tip of the Week
Pay attention to where you park your car. Take a picture or circle the letters and numbers on the parking stub they give you. Chris and his friends found out the hard way what happens otherwise.

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The DisGeek crew has the results of the 2013 predictions made back in January for the Disneyland Resort. Who was right and who was wrong? We also have an interview with Tommy's cousin BJ, who worked at Disneyland as a mermaid.

News
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is set to close Jan 6 for Refurbishment.  Set to reopen late 2014

Special New Years Eve Celebrations at the Disneyland Resort

They had a few LTM things going on during our time off (as usual) including a Jerry Bruckheimer Signing at the Disneyana Shop, A walk with an Imagineer on Buena Vista Street where I understand they got to go into 1901.  Not sure who the Imagineer was.  Saving Mr. Banks meetups, and ELF days.

Feature - Recap of 2013 Predictions.

Tip of the Week - Tommy interviews cousin BJ who was a Disneyland Mermaid.

 
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Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:27pm PDT

In this episode the DisGeek crew reviews World of Color - Winter Dreams, Viva Navadad, and Jingle Cruise.  We also discuss the film, Frozen.  Plus we have our Tip of the Week.

NEWS

Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney's daughter, has died at the age of 79 due to complications from a fall suffered in September.

Billy Hill and the Hillbillies show comes to an end.

They are going off on their own and renaming themselves “Kirk Wall and the Hillbillies”

Fantasyland Skyway is rumored to be demolished

DL Candlelight Processional This years Candlelight Processional goes back to the traditional 2 night event, on December 7th and 8th

December 7: Blair Underwood
December 8: Kurt Russell

Candy Canes!

Candy Palace at Disneyland

  • Friday, December 6 (9 am park opening)

  • Tuesday, December 10 (9 am park opening, 8-9 Extra Magic Hour)

  • Friday, December 13 (9 am park opening)

  • Tuesday, December 17 (9 am park opening)

  • Friday, December 20 (9 am park opening)

  • Sunday, December 22 (8 am park opening)

  • Tuesday, December 24 (8 am park opening)

Trolley Treats at Disney California Adventure

  • Saturday, December 7 (8:00am park opening)

  • Monday, December 9 (9:00am park opening, 8-9 am Extra Magic Hour)

  • Saturday, December 14 (8:00am park opening)

  • Monday, December 16 (9:00am park opening)

  • Saturday, December 21 (8 am park opening)

  • Monday, December 23 (8 am park opening)

  • Wednesday, December 25 (8 am park opening)

Feature - Disneyland during the holidays.

Jingle Cruise

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Viva Navidad

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World of Color - Winter Dreams

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http://youtu.be/cXCU5aozH_4

Tip of the Week

Visit the Disney Parks Blog to find out the absolute latest happenings at the resort.

 
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In this episode Jeremiah Daws stops by to talk about his new short film, Followed from the Mansion.  We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and we have our Tip of the Week.

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News

New Small World Projections

Toy Story Nutcracker added to “Winter Dreams” World of Color

Jungle Cruise goes “Jingle Cruise” for the Holidays at Disneyland

Downtown Disney Winter Village

Feature

Jeremiah Daws  - Followed from the Mansion interview - www.followedfromthemansion.com

httpv://youtu.be/OPp40gDllhg

Tip of the Week

Best 12 times to visit the Disneyland Resort - https://disneyland.disney.go.com/plan/tips/when-to-visit/

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:10pm PDT

Noted Disney author Sam Gennawey joins us to talk about his upcoming book, The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and we have an, "Explosive" Tip of the Week.

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Photo Credit: Tom Bricker

News

Star Wars Land details (Rumor)

Viva Navidad celebration coming to DCA

Disney Parks will be getting FROZEN this November

Adding a new character Meet and Greet in the Paradise Pair section of DCA. Where Maliboomer was. Looks like it’s going to be toy story.

Limited Time Magic:

Get a Jack Skellington Cookie in NOS - Oct 14-20 (already Happened)

Oktoberfest at Bayside Brews at DCA Oct 14-31st (additional items on the menu. Like Bratwurst, a pretzel, Gingerbread bundt cake, and of course beer)

New Surprises at Haunted Mansion Holiday (Starting Oct 4th) 13 surprise objects added to the mansion

Feature - Interview with Sam Gennawey, author of The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream. Preorder on Amazon HERE.

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Tip of the Week
The BEST spots to view the Fireworks

Right in front of the castle
Right before the hub. After the photography shop.
It's a small world.
Fantasmic area
Plaza Inn
Esplanade
Carthay Circle

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