The DisGeek Podcast - Your Guide to the Disneyland Resort (Podcasts, Travel, Disneyland, Disney Parks)

This episode the DisGeek crew talks about all of the reopenings at Walt Disney World as well as everything closing. We also discuss Splash Mountain changes.

News

Disneyland Delayed it’s July 17th Opening Indefinitely

Downtown Disney Reopens

WDW Parks are open. Some resorts are open, some are not.

Epcot Postpones Mary Poppins and Spaceship Earth Projects

Splash Mountain Retheme to Princess and the Frog.

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Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Jes @jesjones1976

Direct download: DisGeek_163.mp3
Category:Podcasts, Travel, Disneyland, Disney Parks -- posted at: 1:28pm PDT

In this episode, we are everywhere! But mostly trying to talk about Bob Iger.

Random News Items
Food and Wine Starts Friday
“Magic Happens” parade starts Friday as well

Main Story
Bob Iger Steps Down Bob Chapek Becomes CEO

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Chris @dizchris
Jes @jesjones1976

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Category:Podcasts, Travel, Disneyland, Disney Parks -- posted at: 4:32pm PDT

The DisGeek crew discuss the all-new attraction, Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland in Anaheim California

News

Smugglers Run of Fastpass + at WDW

Star Wars Disney After Dark

Rise of the Resistance now open

Tips for using the Virtual Queue per Mouse Planet:

  • The easiest way to join the virtual queue is by using the existing Disneyland smartphone application. Download the app before you visit Disneyland, or, if you already have it, make sure to update to the latest version before you visit. It's also a good idea to authorize the app to send you push notifications.
  • Once inside Disneyland, you can request to join a boarding group as soon as the park officially opens for the day. Friday, January 17 is a Magic Morning day at Disneyland. Even though Magic Morning begins at 7:00 a.m., the virtual queue will not open until the published park opening of 8:00 a.m.
  • Joining a boarding group is very similar to selecting a digital Fastpass. Users first select their party from a list of people to whom they are already linked in the Disneyland smartphone app, then click to add their party to the boarding group. The app will give you your assigned boarding group, and let you monitor the status of boarding groups.
  • When it's time for your boarding group to ride the attraction, the app will send an alert to your phone. At Walt Disney World, you currently have up to two hours to make your way to the the attraction. This grace period allows you plenty of time if you're in the middle of a ride, parade, or meal when you get the alert, and we expect the policy will be the same at Disneyland.
  • If you don't use the Disneyland smartphone app, you can also join the virtual queue by going to one of several cast member-assisted stations throughout Disneyland. There, you will scan your admission media and receive a paper pass with your designated boarding group. In-park signage at the Guest Relations kiosks will display the current boarding group, so that you'll know if it's time to head back to the attraction with your paper ticket.

Now for the bad news: Simply having an assigned boarding group doesn't guarantee you'll be called to ride. In the event the attraction breaks down (an expected situation for a brand new ride during the opening weeks and months), the higher boarding group numbers may not be called to ride that day (and the uncalled numbers don't roll over to the next day).

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Chris @dizchris
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Direct download: DisGeek_159.mp3
Category:Podcasts, Travel, Disneyland, Disney Parks -- posted at: 6:46pm PDT

It's Minisode time and in this one, we talk about the Walt Disney World Skyliner kerfuffle, Epcot Forever, and the executive shuffle for Disney Parks.

News

Disney Skyliner Accident
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/3897283002

Epcot Forever Review

Disney Parks Executive Shuffle
https://www.micechat.com/237756-disney-parks-executive-shuffle-the-empire-strikes-back

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Category:Podcasts, Travel, Disneyland, Disney Parks -- posted at: 7:16am PDT

In this episode, we continue our conversation from a few weeks ago covering D23. This time we focus on Epcot, Star Wars Hotel, Disney Cruise Line, and more.

EPCOT
https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/08/new-details-revealed-for-the-historic-transformation-of-epcot-underway-at-walt-disney-world-resort/

New Neighborhoods

World Showcase
HarmonioUS (New Lagoon Show)
UK - Mary Poppins
France - Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, La Crêperie de Paris (Restaurant), Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
Canada - Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360
China - Wondrous China

World Celebration
Spaceship Earth Changes - About storytelling
New Pavilion for Festivals. Elevated view for viewing fireworks. 3-levels, a plaza level, expo level, and park on top
New Entrance Plaza
Dreamers Point - New Walt statue

World Nature
Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana” walkthrough exhibit
New Film in Land pavilion, “Awesome Planet”

World Discovery
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
Expansion of the Mission: SPACE with new restaurant Space 220
PLAY! Pavilion - interactive games

Disney Genie
https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/08/revolutionary-new-digital-offering-disney-genie-coming-to-walt-disney-world-resort/

Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Lodge - New DVC Resort

Star Wars Hotel
Star Wars Hotel officially named, “Star Wars: Galactic Star Cruiser”
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/star-wars-galactic-starcruiser/

Rumored pricing
https://wdwnt.com/2019/08/pricing-revealed-for-immersive-multi-day-star-wars-galactic-journeys-hotel-experience-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/

Disney Cruise Line
Adding new ship, the Disney Wish

“Secret Project”
A new documentary series titled “One Day at Disney” for Disney+.

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Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Jes @jesjones1976

Direct download: DisGeek_157.mp3
Category:Podcasts, Travel, Disneyland, Disney Parks -- posted at: 5:12pm PDT

In this Minisode Connie Moreno takes on a journey to Disney California Adventure to listen to Tale of the Lion King.

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Category:Podcasts, Travel, Disneyland, Disney Parks -- posted at: 7:51am PDT

In part one of a two-part series, the DisGeek crew talks all about the theme park announcements (mostly) at D23 2019. In this episode, it's Disney + streaming service and Disneyland.

Disney +
https://www.cnet.com/news/disney-plus-streaming-service-preorders-release-dates-prices-movies-and-shows-to-expect-d23-deal-discount/

Disneyland

New Parade “Magic Happens”
https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/08/all-new-magic-happens-parade-to-debut-in-spring-2020-at-disneyland-park/

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/08/new-details-unveiled-for-mickey-minnies-runaway-railway-coming-to-disneyland-park-and-disneys-hollywood-studios/

Avengers Campus
https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/08/super-heroes-preparing-to-assemble-at-disney-parks-around-the-world/

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Daniel @disgeekpodcast
Tommy @tommypix
Chris @dizchris
Jes @jesjones1976
Connie @mouseconnie

Direct download: DisGeek_156.mp3
Category:Podcasts, Travel, Disneyland, Disney Parks -- posted at: 3:45pm PDT

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