He Kicked Walt Disney Out of the Disneyland Train Station, He’s Ben Harris–DD031

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The Disney Dose podcast is joined by Ben Harris. While working for Disneyland and the team that opened Walt Disney World, he served in numerous positions from Disneyland Railroad conductor to operations manager. While there he was responsible for sharing the news of the tragic JFK assassination with all of Disneyland as the park announcer. Later, […]

“Fantasmic!”, Wish Upon a Star, Step Into the Magic, World of Color Medley D23 Expo 2015

Disneyland Cast Members performed a beautiful medley of new Disney songs ranging from the most recent night time shows around the world to the Disney classics that we all know. They included “Step Into the Magic” from Disneyland Forever, “Celebrate the Magic” from World of Color-Celebrate, the Fantasmic! theme song, “A Dream is a Wish Your […]

Disneyland Star Wars Annoucements

Follow along on our Facebook page and on Periscope @DisneyDose for updates on news from the D23 Expo.

D23 Expo Time–Find Us At the Event or Follow Along At Home


This weekend (Friday-Sunday) is the 2015 D23 Expo. The event is an incredible gathering of Disney fans and every division of the Disney company under one roof. There are quite a few big highlights for the weekend including possible announcements for the Disney Parks and Resorts and Walt Disney Studios. We will be hosting two events […]


Join us for a FREE evening meetup at Trader Sam’s in Disneyland. Win prizes, meet new friends, and receive an exclusive Disney Dose pin.

For more info and to RSVP please visit our Facebook event page.

I am so excited to meet all of you!

-Gavin Doyle

P.S. If you can’t make it to the D23 Expo or the meet up, be sure to follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and our live broadcast on the new Periscope app @DisneyDose.

Date: August 13, 2015
Time: 5pm
Event: Disneyland Secrets/Disney Dose D23 Expo Meetup at Trader Sam's
Public: Public

D23 Expo: Tips, Tricks and Expectations–DD030

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The D23 Expo is an every two year event that brings together every arm of the Disney company and fandom under one roof, for one weekend. This year, the event will be held on August 14 through August 16, at the Anaheim Convention Center. So far, there has been an incredible lineup of events announced. Plus, the […]

Disneyland Secrets Book is Here…Get Your Exclusive Bonuses

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After being around for almost 60 years, Disneyland has come to hold thousands of secrets and stories. In my new book, Disneyland Secrets: A Grand Tour of Disneyland’s Hidden Details, I aim to share some of these stories behind the park that we all love so much. These historically based tales were collected from Disney Cast Members, […]

Man Sues Disney Over Club 33 Lawsuit–Multiple Past Offenses Revealed

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Former Club 33 member Joe Cosgrove has sued Disneyland, claiming that his membership was unrightfully terminated. Many of the mainstream media outlets have covered the story one-sidedly. Here we aim to provide the full story. Cosgrove, who claims he’s been a member since the opening of the club in 1967 (and claims that he was personally […]

Pixar “Inside Out” Story Artist Draws from Own Life Experiences

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Meet Riley in Pixar’s new film “Inside Out.” This 11-year-old girl is more than a character; she’s the film’s main setting. Yes, much of the action happens inside Riley’s mind, in a place called “Headquarters” and Riley’s emotions are the main characters in the story as she deals with her family’s relocation from Minnesota to San Francisco. […]

Inside Out is a Return to Classic Pixar


Inside Out is a return to classic Pixar–great creativity, a unique story and clever humor. This new film takes us inside the mind of an 11 year old girl and introduces us to all of her managing emotions. The movies turns the brain into a sort of headquarters that controls all of our emotions and memories. This […]

Interview With Imagineer Sayre Wiseman, Executive Parades and Spectaculars–DD028

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Sayre Wiseman is the executive producer of all three new Disneyland shows; the Paint the Night Parade, Disneyland Forever Fireworks, and World of Color- Celebrate! Previously, she launched the Disneyland 50th Anniversary, Soundsational Parade, World of Color, Festival of Fantasy Parade in Walt Disney World, and Disney Dreams in Disneyland Paris. She also served as […]

“Disneyland Anniversary Song” by Richard Sherman Sung by Dapper Dans


Disney Legend Richard Sherman wrote two new songs for the Disneyland 60th anniversary. We already shared a recording of the first song, Kiss Goodnight, which is the music for the finale of the new Disneyland Forever fireworks show. Now, here is a video of the second song titled the “Disneyland Anniversary Song.” The melody was lifted from a […]

Disney’s Tomorrowland: a Lesson of Optimism and Hope For the Future

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Disney’s new movie Tomorrowland is released this weekend. The movie celebrates the optimistic spirit of Walt Disney embodying his quote,”many of the things that seems impossible now, will become realities tomorrow.” In our world where we are constantly blasted with negative messages and the doomsday speech, Disney’s new movie Tomorrowland proves that we control our […]

Video: Hatbox Ghost Debuts in the Disneyland Haunted Mansion


The Disneyland Hatbox ghost is back in the attraction and we have video of the new Audio-Animatronic. Rachel (@disneyland_secrets on Instagram) was in the parks for us and has captured the first video of the new ghost figure. The Hatbox ghost is a long standing Disney parks tradition. During the first couple days of operation […]

Guide to Conquering Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary–DD027

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The Disneyland 60th Anniversary kicks off this month on May 22nd. Leading up to that date we have the return of multiple classic attractions after refurbishments and the debut of three new night time shows. On this episode of the Disney Dose podcast, we discuss the new offerings, new shows and the recently refreshed attractions. Most importantly, Casey […]

Breaking: Hear New Disneyland Richard Sherman Song “Kiss Goodnight”

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Disneyland is currently testing the new shows for the 60th Anniversary celebration, including the new fireworks show, “Disneyland Forever.” This new nighttime spectacular boasts incredible projection mapping technology, more pyrotechnics than ever before, and a new song written by Disney Legend Richard Sherman. Disneyland Forever Kiss Goodnight Song By Richard Sherman The video below was captured […]

6 Incredible Secrets of Disneyland Main Street USA

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Today we will go behind the scenes on Main Street USA in Disneyland. First things first, turn on the Main Street USA background music….did you turn it on? Then you are ready to go. Every guest that enters Disneyland walks down this entrance street. But, it is so much more than just a walkway to the rides. Main […]

CONFIRMED: Disneyland Hatbox Ghost Returns to Haunted Mansion

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Disney confirmed this morning that the Hatbox Ghost will be returning to the Haunted Mansion this May 2o15 (probably around the time of the debut of the new 60th Anniversary entertainment). The Hatbox Ghost is a legendary figure in Disneyland history. The original Audio-Animatronic was in the Haunted Mansion when the attraction opened, but was […]