Disneyland Expansion? What Will Come Next for the Parks? With Brady MacDonald LA Times — DD009

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In this episode I am joined by Brady MacDonald, the theme parks writer for the LA Times to discuss the future of Disneyland, the quality of Disney theme parks around the world, and the theme park that you have never heard of that is Brady’s favorite in the world. We also chatted about the international Disney parks, […]

Restoring the Birthplace of Walt Disney: The House that Elias Disney Built–DD008

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Walt Disney was born in Chicago on December 5, 1901 inside of a house that his father built and his mother designed. This small Chicago house was turned into an apartment complex and was all but forgotten. That is, until the founders of the Walt Disney Birthplace Project purchased the house with the intent to restore […]

Now You Can Send On-Ride Photo to Mobile Device at Disneyland

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Disneyland is experimenting with allowing guests to send their on-ride photo to their smart device. This new system is being tested at California Screamin’ in Disney California Adventure and Splash Mountain in Disneyland. I first saw the new product after I rode California Screamin’ on Monday morning. Multiple area managers were crowded around the regular front line Cast […]

Relive Disneyland Parades With Live Audio In This Disneyland Timeline–DD007

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Join us as we journey into the amazing history of the Disneyland parades. This episode is jam packed with rare audio and Disney history that will take you back to the joy that you have felt watching Disneyland parades on Main Street. During this part one episode we walk through the beginning of the timeline of […]

Disneyland Dream Suite: Months of Work, One Magical Night

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Staying at the Disneyland Dream Suite has long been one of my top Disney bucket list items, high up there with the other exclusive Disneyland places like Club 33 and Walt Disney’s apartment. While I personally haven’t had the opportunity to visit the Disneyland Dream Suite, my friend Richard had the opportunity to stay the night in […]

Digging Into MagicBands: the Good, the Bad, the More Expensive With Shannon Albert of WDWPrepSchool–DD006

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Shannon Albert, the founder of WDWPrepSchool, is with me today to discuss planning a WDW vacation with the new FastPass+. We discuss all aspects of this new system that was recently implemented throughout Walt Disney World.  We talk about the future of Walt Disney World and what we will see when Star Wars and Avatar […]

Disney Never Wanted You to See the Haunted Mansion Like This

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These photos are from a trip backstage at the Haunted Mansion attraction. The way that Walt Disney Imagineers created the ghost effect throughout the classic Haunted Mansion attraction is by using mirrors and reflections to create a whispy effect on the ghost figures. In reality, the ghost figures are in one room with their reflections […]

Tips to Improve Your Disneyland Photos With Tom Bricker of the Disney Tourist Blog–DD005

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Tom Bricker, the creator of the Disney Tourist blog joins us today to discuss the tips and tricks to improve your Disneyland photography. He gives a brief explanation of the best tools and lenses to use in each situation to produce the best photo. We also talk about the three international Disney Parks: Disneyland Paris, Tokyo […]

Ultimate Guide to Fantasmic! History, Tips & Tricks, and Viewing

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This article is a complete guide and review of Fantasmic!, the ultimate in nighttime entertainment at the Disneyland Resort in California. Throughout this ultimate guide, we feature the best ways to watch the show, short history, and color coded seat map. Brief History of Fantasmic! In 1992, Disneyland’s entertainment department was given the challenge to […]

Is Universal’s Harry Potter Forcing Disneyland and WDW to Expand? With Arthur Levine Theme Parks Writer For About.com– DD 004

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In this episode I am joined by Arthur Levine, the theme parks writer for About.com to discuss the theme park industry, the possible competition for Disneyland and Walt Disney World, and the importance of theme park food. We talk about the best in theme park dining, the amazing new Harry Potter experience in Orlando, and the non-competitive […]

The Many Mistakes We Have Made While Visiting Disneyland and How You Can Avoid Them, With Casey Starnes of DLRPrepSchool.com– DD003

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Today I am joined by Casey Starnes from DLRPrepSchool.com to discuss the many mistakes that each of us have made while visiting Disneyland. We discuss tips about avoiding meltdowns, the most quiet places, visiting Club 33, and traveling with VIP Tour Guides. Also, this week’s Disneyland secret features the specially decorated horse on the Disneyland carousel dedicated […]

Food! Disneyland Executive Chef Weissman, Best Disneyland Restaurants, Save Money on Food– DD002

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Today I am joined by Christine Weissman, the Executive Chef for the Disneyland Resort Parks. Also, in this episode I share my favorite Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and Downtown Disney restaurants ranging from sit down to quick service. I talked to Christine Weissman about her experiences working as Executive Chef at Epcot, aboard the Disney Cruise Line, […]

Interview With Official Disneyland Resort Announcers, Bill Rogers and Camille Dixon– DD001

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Today I am joined by Bill Rogers and Camille Dixon, the official park announcers for Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in our first ever Disney Dose podcast. We talk all about how they got their amazing jobs and the most amazing things that they got to do because of it. Also, this week’s Disneyland secret is all […]

Ultimate Guide to Disney’s World of Color: History, Tips & Tricks, and Viewing

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Disney California Adventure’s newest evening show has been labeled many things including “Amazing” and “Disney’s best show, yet.” Most importantly, it has been considered “not to be missed.” Today we’re going to take an in-depth look at the history of the show, the show itself, and how to obtain the best seating possible. World of Color – […]

Alice in Wonderland Attraction Before and After Refurbishment Photos and Videos

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The Alice in Wonderland attraction just reopened after a short refurbishment that added safety barriers to the outdoor sections of track, new digital effects to the entire attraction, and the Alice character to the attraction. In July 2010, Disney management voluntarily closed Alice in Wonderland when a CalOSHA safety inspector pointed out that the area could be […]

Club 33 Continues to Alter New Orleans Square With Addition of HUGE Window and Court of Angels

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Disneyland’s Club 33 will reopen July 18 after a massive renovation that has doubled the size of the club and transformed the theming. For all of the information on the renovation, scroll down to read the original article with all of the info. Update July 16: The new main door to the club resembles the classic entrance, painted […]