Universal Versus Disney and Great Disneyland Stories with Sam Gennawey–DD021

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Sam Gennawey sat down with me at the Walt Disney Family Museum to discuss his new book Universal Versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks’ Greatest Rivalry. Currently, the Walt Disney museum is showing an exhibit featuring Walt’s Trains. Sam shares the deciding factor in the closing of Walt Disney’s home railroad, the Carolwood Pacific. This episode is […]

Disneyland Christmas 2014 Overview and Trip Planning Audio Guide–DD020

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This week kicks off the Disneyland Christmas season. During this week’s podcast we discuss the special Christmas additions in Disneyland including: Haunted Mansion, “It’s a Small World,” World of Color Winter Dreams, and Jingle Cruise. Of course, we also discuss the awesome Christmas treats that can be found in the parks. Some of our favorites […]

Confirmed: Mrs. Claus Frozen Out of Disneyland “A Christmas Fantasy Parade”

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Earlier this week we reported that Mickey and Minnie had their float taken over by Anna and Elsa from the new hit movie Frozen. I was just sent new information regarding the Christmas parade from a reliable source who confirmed our worst fears–Mrs. Claus will not be appearing in the Disneyland Christmas parade this year. Previously we reported that […]

Imagineer Don Carson Worked on Splash Mountain and Disneyland Toontown–DD019

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This week we talk to Don Carson, ex-Disney Imagineer, who worked for Disney Imagineering for six years and spent that time working on Splash Mountain and Toontown in Disneyland. This week’s Disneyland secret features the Disney Cast Member name tag pins that celebrate the amount of years they have worked for the Disney company. I also […]

Frozen Replaces Mickey and Minnie in Disneyland “A Christmas Fantasy Parade”

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During this year’s Disneyland “A Christmas Fantasy Parade” the float previously featuring Minnie and Mickey Mouse skating now features Anna and Elsa from the hit movie Frozen. Mrs. Claus has been kicked out of the parade this year. Click here for more info. Since June of this year, the Christmas parade float has been used to carry Anna […]

Imagineer, Sculptor, and Puppeteer Terri Hardin Worked on Ghostbusters, Big Thunder Mountain, and the Muppets Part 1–DD018

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Join Terri Hardin, ex-Disney Imagineer, as we talk all about her experience working on Ghostbusters, Disneyland Paris, Big Thunder Mountain, and Halloween at Walt Disney Imagineering. This week’s Disneyland secret features the Ray Bradbury Halloween Tree in Frontierland. Where did the concept for this Disneyland Halloween tradition begin? Find out by listening below. The information […]

Inside Exclusive Disneyland Club 33 and 1901 Club–DD017

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This week we discuss the recently redesigned Club 33 and the exclusive 1901 Club in Disney California Adventure. Highlights include discussions of food, drinks, decor, and the beautiful new lounge above New Orleans Square. This new Club 33 is a big change from the old club as it closed the Trophy Room and Court of Angles. […]

Rumor: Tangled Will Replace Aladdin in Disney California Adventure

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For years, Aladdin the Musical Spectacular inside of Disney California Adventure has been rumored to be closing. Now, we have a likely timeline for the creation and installation of another musical that will take the place of Aladdin when the show ends sometime around the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017. Disney California Adventure’s Aladdin […]

Disneyland Halloween Party and New Disney Frozen Anna and Elsa Boutique–DD016

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Disneyland Halloween is discussed this week as we go in depth on all the offerings during the regular operating day and for the Disneyland Halloween Party. To end the show we discuss the new Frozen offerings that just debuted in Disneyland. The Disney Channel Studio 365 makeover shop was transformed into the Anna and Elsa Boutique. Girls […]

Best Disneyland Christmas 2014 Tips and Tricks Guide

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The holidays are upon us once again which means this is absolutely the most beautiful time of year to visit the Disneyland Resort. Come join the Disneyland Christmas 2014 celebration. Because of the large number of tourists that come to see the beauty during December, the parks can get a little crazy. The best way […]

History of the Haunted Mansion with Jeff Baham the Creator of Doombuggies and Mousetalgia–DD015

Here’s a discussion of the history of Disney’s Haunted Mansion with Jeff Baham, the creator of Doombuggies.com and a host on the Mousetalgia podcast. We discuss the origins of a haunted house in a Disney park and in Walt Disney’s childhood. Doombuggies.com is one of the longest running Disney fan sites clocking in at 17 […]

Top Ten Scariest Disney Villains Portrayed as Bento Boxes

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My interest in food art took root after a trip to Tokyo Disney Resort and Hong Kong Disneyland. I was amazed by the adorable and creative food both resorts served. It was springtime and Tokyo Disney had sandwiches shaped like Donald Duck’s feet, melon buns shaped like Mike Wazowski, and sweet mochi chicks in Mickey […]

Disney Sustainability Efforts Presented to United Nations As Global Leader–DD014

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David Randle, the director of the Sustainable Tourism Program at University of South Florida joins us to talk about Disney’s efforts in sustainability around the world. Recently, Dave presented to the United Nations on the topic of global tourism and the industry leader, the Walt Disney company. We talk about different efforts by Disney around the […]

Disney Cast Member Name Tag Pins and Service Awards [Info Graphic]

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Without the dedication of the Disney Cast Members, your visit to a Disney destination, wouldn’t be half as magical. Every day, thousands of people interact with these Cast Members without noticing a hidden detail that can be found on every Cast Member’s costume: their name tag. C’mon, let’s take a closer look at these Disney name […]

Relive Disneyland Parades With Live Audio In This Disneyland Timeline Part 3–DD013

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Here’s the final piece of our Disneyland parades history timeline. It will take you back to watching parades on the curb of Main Street. Take a listen for rare audio and the history of the ups and downs of the Disneyland parades. During this final piece of the Disneyland parades audio history, you’ll hear the […]

Disneyland History and Why Theme Parks Ever Happened

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I present to you an introduction to Disneyland History. My goal is to educate you on the history of the Amusement park industry to illustrate the stark difference between the original trolley parks and the uniqueness of Disneyland. Also, I have discovered information on the exact explination of how Walt funded Disneyland and an overview […]

Interview With TONY winner James Monroe Iglehart and Adam Jacobs, Stars of Aladdin on Broadway–DD012

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Join James Monroe Iglehart and Adam Jacobs, the stars of Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway. James plays the iconic role of the Genie and Adam plays the title character of Aladdin. We talk all about the new production of Aladdin that is in New York and also geek out about the Disney company and the classic […]

Girl Meets World has it all (New characters, new city, and the same charm as it’s predecessor)

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If I was asked what TV show was the most influential for me in my formative years, I would answer without any hesitation Boy Meets World. Even years after its finale, it is still considered one of the best sitcoms of all time. Cory, Shawn, Topanga, Eric, and of course Mr. Feeny lit up our TV’s every Friday night […]

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Oswald is now meeting and greeting with Disneyland guests in the Disney California Adventure park. He is located in the Buena Vista Street area. This photo comes from @pinkbunnyr on Twitter.

This addition comes after the addition of themed merchandise with the reopening of Disney California Adventure. Oswald’s appearance in the parks has been expected for quite some time.

Interview with Joe Rohde, Imagineer Behind Animal Kingdom, Aulani, and More–DD011

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Joe Rohde, the creative genius behind the Adventure’s Club, Animal Kingdom, and Aulani Resort in Hawaii joins us to talk all about his career at Disney and experience designing theme parks. We talk about how the creation of the Animal Kingdom was really a first for the Disney company and inspired future projects. Now, whenever […]