The DisGeek Podcast - Your Guide to the Disneyland Resort

It's that time of the year and the DisGeek Crew talks about the 5 scenes of Disneyland during the Holiday season. We also have our Tip of the Week and we take a visit to the Main Street Newsstand.
Big Thanks to Chris Wakefield for giving us #3 in his top ten list of Best Theme Park Podcasts of 2012. We really appreciate it.

Also We will be meeting with WttM and WaltCast this Friday 12/14 approx 7:00 - 7:30 at the Hearthstone Lodge at the Grand Californian. More Info Here.

News

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to Close January 7 for Refurbishment at Disneyland Park

Indy Reopened

Kodak will no longer be a sponsor at DL

Twitter @DisneylandToday launches

Special Snow White and the seven Dwarves Gingerbread house is on display

Markethouse Closing to install Starbucks

Rolly Crump’s Biography, “It’s Kind of a Cute Story” is now available. Click to Order.

Seen and Un-Seen Disneyland is released. - A friend of this show, Russell Flores, has published a new book about the little details and history of what makes Disneyland so special to all of us. Filled with pictures and backstories, Russell passion to share with you his findings will make you more aware of how unique Disneyland is. Plus, you need to get this because Tommy wrote the “Foreword” to it! Order it today!

Feature
Christmas at the Disneyland Resort. / 5 Senses

Tip of the Week
Check out the DL maps for picture spots.

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In this special Bonus Episode, we attend the December 4th 2012, 5:30pm performance of the Candlelight Processional, with Kurt Russell as the narrator.  This show is the full show of this performance.

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This episode we look back at the early years of Tomorrowland from 1955 - 1967.  Plus a visit to the Main Street Newsstand and our Tip of the Week.

News
Disneyland Candy Canes are back

Casey Jr. has reopened

New Lamb and Calf Join Circle D Family at Disneyland Park

Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad coming to TV.

David Koenig says that Rainbow Ridge might be Demolished

Cars Land, Radiator Springs Racers, Carthay Circle Theatre win THEA Awards

In Hollywood Land, the Muppet Theater is now showing a 4D presentation of “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice”

 

Feature

History of Tomorrowland.  The Early Years


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomorrowland
http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Tomorrowland_(Disneyland)
http://disneyology.blogspot.com/2010/06/dissecting-disneys-lands-tomorrowland.html
http://davelandweb.com/tomorrowland/

E-Ticket Mag #17 has a good tomorrowland Story

Tip of the Week

Starbucks on the left side

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The DisGeek crew discuss the Disney purchase of Lucasfilm and Star Wars. We also interview the Daws Brothers who created the short film Missing in the Mansion.  We also are also going to have a small contest, listen for details.

News
Earl of Sandwich Finally open. People were waiting up to an hour for a sandwich.

 

Filming Saving Mr. Banks at Disneyland.  Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

It’s time for the Jingle Jangle Jamboree!

The annual Christmas Day Special was filmed over the last weekend.

Some lucky guests saw performances by Toby Mac and The Backstreet Boys with Mario Lopez replacing Nick Cannon as the Disneyland Host

Christmas decorations are appearing all over the resort now, including a christmas tree already up in Buena Vista Street.

Link shows artist rendering of BVS tree but it is already up.

2012 Disneyland Candlelight Ceremony Narrators Announced

Celebrity Narrators and Dates

  • December 3, 4, 5: Kurt Russell
  • December 6, 7, 8: Edward James Olmos
  • December 9, 10, 11: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • December 12, 13: Dick Van Dyke
  • December 14: Marcia Gay Harden
  • December 15, 16: Patricia Heaton
  • December 17, 18, 19: Molly Ringwald
  • December 20: Dennis Haysbert

There will be 2 performances nightly during these dates. Information —including list of narrators — and event are subject to restrictions, change and cancellation without notice. Seats to all performances are limited and are subject to availability.

Opportunity for Annual Passholders

Nov 12 Passholder will get full details for a sweepstakes. So is the only way to see this show is to win? And for Passholders only?

Disney has a separate line now for 4 and 5 day tickets. Guests are required to show ID. They are doing this in an effort to stop Rental Ticket Scams.No more watches as Disney has discontinued the custom watch program on Main Street.

Feature 1

Disney Buys Lucasfilm

Feature 2

Daws Brothers Interview - Directors of Missing in the Mansion, a sort film shot entirely in Disneyland.

httpv://youtu.be/0M-yetCGm-A

www.missinginthemansion.com

@JoshDaws
@JeremiahDaws

 

Tip of the Week

Get Cinemagram for iPhone to take really cool images.

Send us a Cinemagram to @disgeekpodcast  and you could win a prize!

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In episode 46 Paul joins us and we present a new feature, Disney Story Origins and in our first one we discuss Mulan.  We also have our Tip of the Week and we visit the Main Street Newsstand.

I would like to thank my wife, and Tommy for setting up a surprise birthday party at Trader Sams at the Disneyland Resort.

Left to Right : Tommy Allison, Chris Allieson, Daniel Hale, Colleen Roney, Paul Berrie, Jeff Roney

News

“Limited Time Magic” at Disney Parks

Cinderella will be wearing a new costume at Disneyland, unveiled at the Limited Time Magic press event in New York

New ice rink in Downtown Disney in promotion of Secret of the Wings

Wreck it Ralph Character revealed

New Disneyland Resort Float featuring CarsLand for Rose Bowl Parade

Feature
Paul to talk about Mulan Article.

Tip of the Week
Plan the ultimate Disney Wedding - disneyweddings.com

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The DisGeek Crew rambles on about HalloweenTime at the Disneyland Resort.  We also visit the Main Street Newsstand, Tommy has his Tip of the Week, and Chris is Just Sayn'

News

Beast’s Library Updated with new Characters and Questions.

Neon Fastpass sign for Radiator Springs Racers Fastpass removed, Garage area to expand Ramones

DCA to remain open until midnight on Friday nights due to Mickey’s Halloween Party

Some Holiday Details for the DRL - November 12 - January 6
Light poles already popping up in carsland

Meet Molly the Messenger at DCA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_iGSgtqn6E

Safety updates for the Disneyland Railroad they added a safety rail for the conductors.

Space Shuttle Endeavour Flies over Disneyland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_Cot6XCvDU

Wreck It Ralph characters will be appearing at Starcade..

Theming at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree has improved.  Signage added.

DCA Named Theme Park of the Year by Amusement Today

Feature - HalloweenTime at the Disneyland Resort

Helpful Links for HalloweenTime
http://gocalifornia.about.com/od/cadisneyland/a/halloween.htm
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/10/a-night-at-mickeys-halloween-party-in-disneyland-park/
http://dlandlive.com/2012/09/disneyland-photo-and-news-report-september-17-2012/
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/09/top-tips-for-mickeys-halloween-party-from-the-disneyland-moms-panelists/
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/09/things-you-might-not-know-about-halloween-time-at-the-disneyland-resort/

Tip of the Week - Check out the height requirements for rides
http://disneyland.disney.go.com/plan/guest-services/height-requirements/

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Daniel and his wife Laurie visit Universal Studios Hollywood, to attended the annual Halloween Horror Nights.  This is not your usual run-of-the-mill DisGeek Podcast episode.  Instead we present a recording of Daniel and Laurie AT the event.  Here are a few notes about the recording:

  • It is not in binaural so headphones are not really needed but may help. I was just me walking and holding my digital audio recorder. It didn’t have a pop filter of any kind so you will occasionally hear a pop and some wind now and then.
  • I had a few technical difficulties and you hear those issues. For example on Transformers the first part is a bit over-modulated and it wasn’t until halfway thru the ride did I realize it. There was a time or two where I identically turned off the recording so there may be a weird edit or two.
  • Also we walk through the mazes and you get to join us.. The recording of those could be loud, and a bit disturbing. It is halloween horror nights after all. You will hear the occasional swear word. Not from us, but the people around us and some graphic descriptions. I don’t do the best job at describing what I see, but with the audio, you can use your own imagination. So if you are bothered by Horror type stuff, you may want to pass.
  • Finally if you plan to attend Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights consider this a spoiler warning.

Here is a video trailer of the event:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc92eW0AIGs

I realize that this may not be your cup of tea.  But I’m a huge fan of these types of events and of theme parks in general so I thought it would be fun to share this with you.  If not, then we will see you next week, with a brand new episode of the DisGeek Podcast.  Enjoy the show.

Please let us know in the comments what you thought of the show...

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The DisGeek crew discuss the Five Senses of Disneyland. We explore our favorite sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and feelings of Critter Country. And we do it Gungnam Style! We also have the latest news at the Main Street Newsstand and of course, our Tip of the Week.

News
Halloween Time is here

Halloween Facts

Halloween Carnival and Roundup

French Market Menu

FrankWinnie 4d preview and Art of Frankenweenie is now open

FastPass Machines removed from Radiator Springs Racers and has become a permanent stroller parking area.

Oswald Stuff is coming to DLR

Free Glow in the show Ears with 50 bucks purchase

BVS Window Treatments, Drink Cups, and Napkins

 

Feature
5 Senses of Disneyland - Critter Country

Tip of the Week
Plan corporate events at www.DisneyMeetings.com

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The DisGeek Crew looks back on one of the craziest summers of all time.  Jae also provides us with a Tip of the Week and we take a visit to the Main Street Newsstand.

NEWS

Voices of Liberty performances extended through the holiday season. Last weekend was supposed to be the last.

Storybook Land Canal Boats and Casey Jr. Circus trains closed today for a two month referb. Rumour says that they are going to put in safety fencing around the areas of the attraction where CM’s could possibly plummet to their deaths.

Same treatment for Indiana Jones which also closed today for a few months.

Fanstamic had its Glow with the Show. I didn’t like the idea at first but from the video it looks like it is a nice addition.

 

Happiest Haunts Tour added for Halloween Time at DL

Annual Passholder movie night at Disneyland

20 nights of Candlelight

Halloween Merch is starting to show up at the parks

 

Feature - Recap of an amazing summer at the Disneyland Resort

Disneyland

  • Voices of Liberty
  • Main Street Shops (Including Penny arcade, Gibson Girl, and Candy Palace)
  • Carnation Cafe
  • Matterhorn
  • Matterhorn Climbers
  • Brave Meet and Greet
  • Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree

DCA

  • Minnie’s Fly Girls
  • BVS (including Red Car Trolley, and Carthay Circle Restaurant)
  • CarsLand (including Radiator Springs Racers, Luigi’s Flying Tires, and Mater's Junkyard Jamboree)
  • Return of Pixar Play Parade
  • Ghirardelli
  • Mad T Party
  • Brave Sequence added to World of Color
  • Instant Concert...Just add water
  • Dancing with Disney

 

Tip of the week

Eat lunch at Big Thunder BBQ and enjoy Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree

 

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In this episode Jae gives us an in depth review of the Carthay Circle Restaurant from a Foodie's Perspective.  Plus we briefly recap the Friends of the Magic Gathering and Daniel's visit to Club 33.  We also have the News and our Tip of the Week.

News

Friends of the Magic Recap

Daniel Visits Club 33.

The Latest Special Rates for the US Military announced

New “Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps Tour

Fantasmic! to get Glow and the Show

AP Event

Rumor: Big Thunder Mountain set to close this fall and will remain closed most of 2013. Rumor is that it is going to receive the Space Mountain treatment they did a few years ago.

http://micechat.com/9737-fantasy-faire-destination-d/

Disney Parks hit attendance record

The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition coming to DCA Sept 14

The Turkey Leg Air Fresheners are here.

BREAKING NEWS!
I’m hearing via mouseplanet that the Beach Balls are now gone from Luigi's Flying Tires. Went from a reduced number of balls over the weekend to now nothing.

From @DCAToday:
@DisneyRaider We regularly make modifications to our attractions to provide our guests with the best possible experience.
@DisneyRaider We look forward to introducing new creative elements to Luigi's Flying Tires in the future.

Feature

Jae’s in depth Carthay Circle Restaurant Review

Tip of the Week - iPhone Chargers

 

 

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The DisGeek Crew takes a visit to the Disneyland Graveyard to pay respects to Mine Train thru Natures Wonderland. Plus we visit the Main Street Newsstand and as always we have our Tip of the Week!

News

The Pirates League opening at New Orleans Square

RIOTS Near The Disneyland Resort! Disneyland is Safe.

Nets installed on the Jungle Cruise Boats. Lawyers Strike again! They actually don’t look that bad. Jungle Cruise close for a week



Princess Fantasy Faire Set to Close on Aug 12.

D23 Expo Prices. Tix goes on sale Aug 9th

Feature

Graveyard - Mine Train thru Nature’s Wonderland

http://www.yesterland.com/rcminetrain.html

http://www.yesterland.com/minetrain.html

http://davelandweb.com/nw/

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

  Tip of the Week

The Carthay Circle Theatre Lounge is a great place to just hand out and relax.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR - Friends of the Magic Gathering - Aug 3rd - 5th. It’s a weekend of Food, Fun, and Friends at the Disneyland Resort! So come on down and hang out with us. We are going to host a meet at Mater's Junkyard Jamboree on SUNDAY at around 2:00PM.  For more info visit www.friendsofthemagic.com

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The DisGeek Crew goes back to CarsLand and samples the unique food offerings that Radiator Springs has to offer. We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and as always, we have our Tip of the Week.

NEWS

Happy Birthday Disneyland! July 17th is DL's 57th birthday.

Name that Sheep!

Your car can smell like Disney!

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Full

New Early Entry Options for DLR guests.

D23 Presents Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the Reagan Library

Feature CarsLand Food

What Daniel had and how many stars he gives out of 5

Flos V8 Dinner

Citrus Turkey Salad - 4

Citrus Turkey Breast - 4 (Laurie give it a 3)

NY Strip Loin - 4

Pork Loin - 5

Kids Meal - Mac & Cheese - 5

Chocolate Mud Pie - 4

Cozy Cone

Chili Cone Queso - 5

Chicken Verde - 5

Tip of the week Follow @DCAToday

MARK YOUR CALENDAR - Friends of the Magic Gathering - Aug 3rd - 5th. It’s a weekend of Food, Fun, and Friends at the Disneyland Resort! So come on down and hang out with us. We are going to host a meet at Mater's Junkyard Jamboree on SUNDAY at around 2:00PM.  For more info visit www.friendsofthemagic.com

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Connie Moreno and Kenny Siegel from the Disneyland Gazette join us and we talk all about Buena Vista Street.

NEWS Halloween Dates announced

Extra Seating in Aladdin's Oasis  

Over in DCA, Buena Vista Street has seen its first Holiday overlay with patriotic 4th of July bunting and flags

Dancin' with Disney

Chevron is no longer a sponsor of Autotopia. The story is that Disney Let it go bring up questions of the attractions future. New Disney Gallery Exhibit opened - Crowning Achievements - Creating Castles for Magical Kingdoms

Exhibit features Models, Concept art, and of course lots of new merch

Billy Hill and the Hillbillies has been evicted! Now located at the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree.

Downtown Disney’s California Avocado Week -  

Feature - Buena Vista Street

Connie's Blog - http://theenemyisgood.blogspot.com/

Tip of the Week - Seeing ALL of CarsLand attractions.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR - Friends of the Magic Gathering - Aug 3rd - 5th. It’s a weekend of Food, Fun, and Friends at the Disneyland Resort! So come on down and hang out with us. We are going to host a meet at Mater's Junkyard Jamboree on SUNDAY at around 2:00PM.  For more info visit www.friendsofthemagic.com

Thanks to Disneylandlive and MiceChat for the pictures!

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:38pm PST

This episode we get our kicks on Route 66 as we talk about CarsLand! We also have our Tip of the Week and we visit the Main Street Newsstand. Former co-host Paul joins us and weighs in as well. News

Buena Vista Street & Carsland is NOW OPEN!

With that the Acts, “Five and Dime, Red Car Trolley Boys, and “Instant Concert! …Just Add Water.” The show features Goofy, acting as a conductor.

Matterhorn has Reopened - Now has single rider line and single seated new bobsleds- I rode it and I hate the new bobsleds.  Climbers are back as well.

 

Voices of Liberty started performances.  This is an act from Epcot and is performing at the opera house. Carnation Cafe is has now re-opened

Glow with the Show at California Adventure - Guest can purchase Mouse Ears that glow during the show. $25 a pair.

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

Disneyland Guest can now Purchase Tickets through their smartphones

Ghirardeli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop is now OPEN!

Thanks to Disneyland Livefor permission to use images  

The Menu - http://www.ghirardelli.com/sites/default/files/locationsevents/Ghirmenu_March2012.pdf

Blue Sky Cellar Welcomes the Radiator Spings Historical Society's Museum of the History of Radiator Springs

Mad T Party is now officially open although it’s been running for a few weeks now

Feature

Cars Land!

Tip of the Week- Finding the best tire for Luigi’s Flying Tires

MARK YOUR CALENDAR- Friends of the Magic Gathering - Aug 3rd - 5th.  It’s a weekend of Food, Fun, and Friends at the Disneyland Resort!  So come on down and hang out with us. We are going to host a meet at Mater's Junkyard Jamboree on SUNDAY.  Don’t know the time yet.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:19am PST

The DisGeek Crew attends the Fantasmic! 20th Anniversary performance and records a segment LIVE at Disneyland! We also have a review of Mad T Party, rage about the price increase, and much more!
NEWS

Ticket Price Increase

AP holders and D23 members can register for DCA “Experience Opportunities”

New Faces for the Monorails

Carnation Cafe re-opens June 13th (plus it’s new sign is up)

Brave, Merida Meet and Greet

Carthy Circle and Fountain has been revealed

DCA will have plenty of Character this summer

Mad T Party Soft Opens

New Signage at Paradise Pier

LaBrea Bakery redesign is complete

Feature

Fantasmic 20th Anniversary Performance

Tip of the Week DSLR vs Point and Shoot Tommy's Cameras:

Canon T2i Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon SX210 Canon PowerShot SX210IS

Canon PowerShot SX260 Canon PowerShot SX260

Daniel Recommends:

Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:10am PST

Is that Matterhorn actually sinking?  Or is it your imagination?  Find out in our new feature, Disneyland - Fact or Fiction.  Plus our Tip of the Week and a visit to the Main Street Newsstand.

News

Disneyland
Alice Davis gets her window on Main Street

Candy Palace, Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor and Penny Arcade has reopened (Photos from DisneylandLive.com)

Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders Invited to Special 20th Anniversary ‘Fantasmic!’ Performances

Matterhorn Climbers returning

DCA

Pixar's Brave in World of Color

Mad T Party

The Mad T Party area is really shaping up (Pictures from DisneyLandLive.com)

Mad T Party Music Sounds

Classic Arcade-Style Games Get a “Mad” Twist at Disney California Adventure Park

Carthay Circle / Club 33

Exclusive Club 33 at Disneyland Resort Invites New Members

Disney Gives a little Sneak Peak inside Carthay Circle Restaurant (Pictures from DisneyLandLive.Com)

Carthay Circle Theatre now taking reservations

Cars Land

New Menus, Favorite Eats at expanded DCA

Flo’s V8 Cafe - (From the Disney Food Blog)

Cozy Cone Motel - (From the Disney Food Blog)

D23 Member Previews June 9 and 10th

Cars Land and Buena Vista Street Previews set for June 11th.

Little Mermaid Fixes (Pictures from DisneyLandLive.com)

Misc..

Lego Store Reopens - (Pictures from DisneyLandLive.com)

Droid Factory

Looks like the Monorails are getting a Cars Overlay.

Feature

Disneyland: Fact or Fiction -  Matterhorn

Tip of the Week

In the next few weeks Tommy will shares some of the equipment he uses to capture some of his favorite memories while visiting the DisneyLand Resort.

This week it's Video!  Tommy uses the Kodak PlayTouch.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:03pm PST

In this episode it's Part 2 of our Marc Davis discussion.  We also have lots of news to go over and in our Tip of the Week, we introduce you to Otto.  It's an episode that frankly, you deserve.

NEWS

Starbucks coming to Disney Parks

Disney announces Big Thunder Jamboree

Cars Land Street Entertainment Announced

The WonderGround Gallery is making its way to Downtown Disney

The Voices of Liberty Will Soon Ring Out at Disneyland.

D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives opens July 6th at the Reagan Library

Dinner with Ariel and her Princess Friends coming soon to Ariel’s Grotto at DCA

As of June 15th 2012, Ariels Grotto will no longer be a World of Color dining package location.

Pixar Play Parade returns to DCA this summer

The Disneyland Resort now takes dining reservations by e-mail, just e-mail - dine@disneyland.com

Carnation Plaza Gardens at Disneyland Park to Begin Transformation to New Fantasy Faire Experience on April 30

Just Sayin' -

Al Lutz tells WDW fans that they “deserve” the bad quality WDW gets.

FEATURE
Marc Davis Part 2
http://disney.go.com/disneyinsider/history/legends/marc-davis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Davis_(animator)

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In this episode we have our Imagineering Legends segment featuring Marc Davis.  This is Part 1 of a 2 part series where discuss Davis's early days as a Disney Animator.  We also visit the Main Street Newsstand, whine about stuff in Just Sayin' and of course, Our Tip of the Week.

News

Princess Fantasy Faire may NOT happen?

Merida from the new Disney / Pixar film BRAVE is coming to Disney Parks.

Goofy Presents The Art of Vacationing

Disney Paks blog reveals Streetmasphere for Buena Vista Street

AP Cars Land and Buena Vista Street Mech Event (Included preview of BVS CM Costumes.)

MadTParty Merch preview (at same event above)

Attraction Poster Merch arrives at DCA

Red Car Trolley Tests at DCA

You can also see the “powerlines” above hollywoodland..

Just Sayin’
Mice Chat says that the costumes for Mad T Party is “Gangster Style”
http://www.miceshots.com/usr/65/1429IMG_0038.jpg
http://micechat.com/blogs/in-the-parks/3377-disneyland-dca-knotts-san-diego-safari-park-more.html

Dusty later says, “Mad T Party has some unfortunate drug references built into the name and gang inspired costuming.”

REALLY????

Avengers Monorail at WDW?
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/04/video-the-avengers-themed-monorail-zips-around-walt-disney-world-resort/

Lots of people think it looks cool.  Are these the same people who hated the idea of Marvel in the Parks?  I’m just glad it’s there and not here...

Feature
Imagineering Legends - Marc Davis Part 1

Tip of the Week
Power Walk through DCA for hotel guests

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Daniel, Tommy, Chris, and Jae talk Club 33.  Chris and Tommy have been there and share their experiences while Daniel and Jae can only dream about it.  We also visit the Main Street Newsstand, and we also have our Tip of the Week. Plus a new segment, "Just Sayin'"  We hope you enjoy the new format of the show!

NEWS

Robert Sherman Passes Away

Tarps slowly being removed from the Matterhorn and it looks fantastic!

It’s Official: ElecTRONica will be switched off on April 15th - END OF LINE
To replaced by Mad T Party on June 15th.

New Mad T Party costumes revealed

Grizzly River Run Repainted - Changed to reflect a more 1940s theme instead of gen-x stuff.

Alice Davis to be Honored with Main Street Window

Billy Hill and The Hillbillies Record some of the background loop music for Cars Land

Just Sayin'

The Girls from Shake it Up and did a CD signing over at Disney 365 in DTD last saturday.. What a disaster!
John Carter Flops Loses 200 mil
Next D23 Expo dates announced - Aug 9-11 2013 - Anaheim CA

Feature - History of Club 33

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Club_33

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Tip of the Week

Tips for People with Disabilities

Download Flyers from the Disneyland Resort

Hearing Disability
Visual Disability

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Jae Brattain returns for a little history lesson on CircleVission, Paul thinks Peter Pan has issues dealing with Tinkerbell's success, and Daniel thinks Earl of Sandwich is no big deal. All this and more!

NEWS

Disneyland now has “Charging Lockers” Meaning you can charge your phone. 2.00 an hour. Of course if you listen to the show you know that we have un-official charging stations. However those require you to sit there whereas there you can walk around.

Disneyland Sued for Negligence in Jungle Cruise Crash The New Orleans Bayou Bash has started

AP Preview of stuff at the Disneyland Resort

Disney Confirms Carsland June Opening. Al Lutz reported June 15.

Eight Lands to Explore at the Expanded DCA this summer

Earl of Sandwich is coming to DTD!

Disney Parks Blog Jake and the Neverland Pirates Meetup

Audio of the show..

Lady and the Tramp DVD Take a Peek Inside Walt’s Apartment with Diane Disney Miller in the ‘Lady and the Tramp’ Diamond Edition Blu-ray and DVD Combo Packs

Feature Graveyard w/ Jae Brattain - CircleVision 360

Tip of the Week w/ @TommyPix

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Daniel and Paul bring you another Five Senses of Disneyland segment.  This time it's Tomorrowland!  We also visit the Main Street Newsstand and Tommy brings us our Tip of the Week.  We would also like to thank our very first sponsor, Know the Mouse!


News

Disneyland
Tinkerbell half marathon

There were 17,300 registered runners over the entire weekend; 12,000 of which ran in Sunday’s half marathon. The race was targeted, but not limited to, women and the numbers certainly reflected it. Of the 12,000 runners, 11,082 of them were women! The Disneyland Resort traditionally holds a half marathon in the late summer but the addition of this new winter half marathon takes advantage of a traditionally slower time at the resort. The result is an influx in tourism dollars to the resort area and hotels to the tune of an estimated $14 million dollars!

Disneyland is updating 'The Magic, The Memories & You' projection show for Valentine's Day. New version starts feb 1st. and runs through april.
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2012/01/more-fun-surprises-in-store-for-the-magic-the-memories-and-you-at-disney-parks/

“One of my favorite moments comes when the king and queen from “Tangled” appear on a balcony, lifting a single lantern to the sky for their missing daughter. It’s soon joined by hundreds of others, creating a magical sight sure to draw “oohs” and “ahhs” from the crowd. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it! Of course, the most heart-warming part of any segment of “The Magic, The Memories and You!” is the images of our guests, captured by Disney PhotoPass photographers during the day and incorporated into the show each night. “

The Matterhorn continues to disappear behind scaffolding as its six-month refurbishment gets underway. In fact I saw some reports that the interior of the queue has been demolished. The roof remains however.

Haunted Mansion has reopened as It’s a Small World closes.

Disneyland celebrated the Lunar New Year over the past few weeks. This year this did it in the Small World Mall. Last year it was part of the Family Fun Weekends. They added some decorations and food items as well. They have a Mulan and Mushu meet and greet. As well as some other Disney characters in Asian garb.

Getting ready fro Mardi Gras

There is a new video inside the waiting area for The Enchanted Tiki Room. I actually haven't watched the video in years. But I remember it being all 70’s. It’s still a video that’s about Dole but from what I hear it’s kinda bad.

Tom Cruise Visits DL

DCA
Part of the Soarin over California sign is missing.

In Carlsland a new sign popped up to the right of the courthouse that says, “FastPass Distribution” so it’s safe to say the RRR will have fastpass!

They also started playing around with the neon lighting over at Carsland as well as lighting the Cadillac Range. It has sort of a purpleish look to them.

I must admit seeing the photos I’m a little concerned. My first knee-jerk reaction is that the main drag looks very busy. There is this row of streetlights and it looks... busy. Maybe too much. Hard to tell.

Something I didn’t notice last week was that Red Wood Creek Challenge Trail is closed. Looks like the are referbing in and it is set to reopen in March.

Feature

5 Senses of Disneyland - Tomorrowland

Daniel
Sight - Old Favorite was People Mover - Mickey Asturnaut
Smell - Autotopia
Sounds - Star Tours Chime
Taste - Pasta Dish at Red Rockets
Feelings - Nostalgia
Paul
Sight - Cleanliness, the monorail track running straight down the middle and the landscaping.
Smell - The smells change as you go further into the land.
Sounds - The music, the Astro Blaster, Autopia.
Taste - Pasta dish.
Feelings - Optimism.

Tip of the Week

Downtown Disney District

Daily Events - Live Outdoor Entertainment every night 6 - 10pm

La Brea Bakery
World of Disney
Naples Ristorante & Pizzeria House of Blues
ESPN Zone

3 hours of parking free - up to 5 hours with validation
Calendar of events at DTD: http://disneyland.disney.go.com/calendar/daily/?location=dtd

Bonus Tip: Text DTDNOW to DPARK (37275) to get information on events and special offers.

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Daniel and Paul are joined by Jae Brattain and we talk about the Legendary Imagineer Roger Broggie.  Paul is also a little paranoid about what's going on Main Street.  Is there a conspiracy going on?  Find out on when we visit the Main Street Newsstand.  Tommy also has a great tip that seems a little "Pinny"!

News

Disneyland
Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe Now Open
The theming and decor are really nice. The Mary Poppins references are there but not in your face.
Menu

Shops and Restaurants on Main Street Closed
Shops and restaurants on almost the entire west end of Main Street are closed. This includes Carnation Cafe, the Blue Ribon Bakery (to become indoor seating for CC), Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor (to address crowd flow issues), Penny Arcade, The Candy Palace, and the Coke Corner.

Matterhorn Closed - Disney Parks Blog confirmed new Bobsleads

“Let the Memories Being” parade float that sat in the middle of the Esplanade has been removed

DCA
Buh Bye ElecTRONica, Hello Mad T Party

Paul's ElecTRONica Rant

Paradise Pier shops theming (neon) under tarps

Cars 2 Meet and Greet removed - This allows a more clear view into Radiator Springs. Lightning McQueen and Mater has been relocated to the waterfall.

Feature -

Imagineers of Today and Tomorrow with Jae Brattain- Roger Broggie

Photo: http://davelandblog.blogspot.com/2007/04/broggie-window-main-street-and-town.html

Tip of the Week w/ Tommy Pix

Disneyland Pin and Art Events

www.disneypins.com
2012 Disney Trading Nights at the Paradise Pier Hotel, Pacific Ballroom
Friday, Feb. 17th, 7pm - 10pm
Friday, April 20th, 7pm - 10pm
Friday, June 29th, 7pm - 10pm

"Come Out and Trade" at Western Ho Trading Co., Frontierland, daily 1:30pm - 3:30 pm
Trading tables also at the Little Green Men Store Command, Tomorrowland.
Every Sunday afternoon, you can find pin traders at the tables in front of Jolly Holiday
Bakery.

www.artofdisneyparks.com
The Disney Gallery, Main St.
Fortuosity, Main St.
Disney Vault 28, DTD
D Street, DT

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Daniel talks about NYE at DL and rages against Toy Story parking, TommyPix makes an argument for port-a-potties in Frontierland and Paul does a lot of laughing.

News

Disneyland
Disneyland Fireworks down for most of the holiday break except Christmas day. Returned last Friday night.

Leap Year 2012 Calls for ‘One More Disney Day’ As Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resorts Turn Feb. 29 Into 24 Hours of Nonstop Theme Park Magic.

New Main Street Loop January 9th. According to a Facebook post from Dean Mora

By the time you hear this the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe Will be OPEN. Thursday Jan 5th.

New changes at Innoventions. A few sections of the upper area re-modeled. The X-Box area which is now basically a demo area for Kinect. And they added something called the Nanooze Zone. Plus Honda has a new display showing off the new 2012 Civic Hybrids.

Disneyland Adventures Kinect game. Mini Review.

DCA
Most of the Scaffolding removed from Carthy Circle Theatre. Looks fantastic!

Disneyland Hotel
Pool Area no reopen after unscheduled maintenance.

Downtown Disney
Island Charters Closed. The Lego store will move into that location while the Lego building gets remodeled.

Finally
You have until this Sunday to see the Christmas Decorations and Haunted Mansion Holiday. Matterhorn also closes for a 6 month referb.

Feature
Trip Report - Disneyland on NYE

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Looks Like Daniel is going to walk the John Muir Trail
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Isn't it beautiful?
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Daniel and Marlee. Can you tell it's 1:45AM?

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Tip of the Week

Runs, Walks & Marathons at Disneyland for 2012

RunDisney.com - events
Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend - January 27-29, 2012
Disneyland® Resort becomes Never Land for a magical weekend especially for Fairies and Princesses. It starts with a Family 5K and Kids' Races and culminates with a 13.1-mile run that weaves you through Disneyland® Resort. Just follow the second star to the right!

Weekend Events will include:
Tinker Bell Half Marathon - SOLD OUT
Never Land Family Fun Run 5K - 81% Full
Disney Kids' Races - SOLD OUT
Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend Expo
http://espnwwos.disney.go.com/events/rundisney/tinker-bell-half-marathon
Volunteer for the race: http://espnwwos.disney.go.com/about/volunteer#tab2

Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend - August 31- September 2, 2012
Registration will be open for the 2012 Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend on January 18, 2012.

Chase your dreams at the Happiest Race on Earth for the 2012 Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend on August 31- September 2, 2012. Imagination is your destination on this 13.1-mile course that winds through the City of Anaheim, California and the Disneyland® Resort. Run through Sleeping Beauty Castle and discover the treasures that lie in Disney California Adventure® Park while high-fiving your favorite Disney Characters along the way. There's a little magic around every corner for the whole family!

Weekend Events will include:
Disneyland® Half Marathon
Disneyland® Family Fun Run 5K
runDisney Kids' Races
Disneyland® Health & Fitness Expo
Pasta in the Park Party

Don't let the excitement of another race pass you by!
http://espnwwos.disney.go.com/events/rundisney/disneyland-half-marathon

CHOC Walk - Benefiting Children's Hospital of Orange County - Second Week of October 2012
The 21st annual CHOC Walk in the Park presented by Disneyland® Resort was a tremendous success with over 14,000 walkers raising $1.7 million for CHOC Children's Proceeds from this event will support health care programs, education and research at CHOC Children's.
www.chocwalk.org

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