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 event show floor each year is filled with booths from groups ranging from a Walt Disney Imagineering open house to fan sites.
On this episode of the Disney Dose podcast, we are joined by Jeffrey Epstein, the spokesperson for D23 and a big Disney fan himself. We discuss the best ways to enjoy the D23 Expo and his top tips for having a good time.
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In this episode you will hear:
What’s new this year at the D23 Expo
How the new Hall D23 and Store Pass will help to alleviate lines
The top things we are looking forward to this year
How to line up for the arena presentations overnight on Thursday and Friday
The best way to manage your schedule and not book yourself solid
What was the biggest thing I missed out on last year
Plus, a great Disneyland secret about the way guests are drawn into certain areas of the park
And so much more…
About the D23 Expo
Who can describe the event better than the team putting the D23 Expo together? Here is the official D23 Expo description.
“The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings together all the worlds of Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions, experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. The event provides fans with unprecedented access to Disney films, television, games, theme parks, and celebrities. For the latest D23 EXPO 2015 news, visit D23EXPO.com.
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 Disneyland, and Hong Kong Disneyland. Plus, the soon to be added Shanghai Disney.
This week’s Disneyland planning tip features our favorite place to get discount Disneyland tickets online. We have been using this company for years.
Also, welcome to the readers of the Disney Tourist Blog! Thanks for listening to the interview and sharing with your friends.
The information below is all based off of the podcast audio. Be sure to listen for the full experience.
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More Specifically, In This Episode You’ll Hear:
The most important thing to know about Disneyland photography
Why you don’t really need a tripod when visiting Disneyland
How taking photos has caused Tom to enjoy the Disneyland background music even more
Steps to taking a photo on a Disneyland dark ride
Why Tokyo Disney Sea is the best Disney park in the world
Perhaps the worst Disney park in the world: Disneyland Paris Studios Park
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This website is completely legitimate and features $3-$6 discounts on all tickets. That’s the lowest that you’ll see anywhere. aRes Travel is a service that allows you to purchase your tickets online in advance for Disneyland at a discounted rate and then pick up them up at the Disneyland ticket windows on your first day of the trip.
Welcome to Disney Dose, today we will be counting down the top 25 Disney blogs. We will be showcasing masterpieces that we read ourselves and would make a great addition to your regular Disney reading loop. If you missed it, we previously counted down the top Disney Twitter Users that you should be following.
25.Tours Departing Daily– This three person team creates magical photos taken all over the Disneyland Resort. One of my favorite photos from them is seen below.
(Photo By Michaela Hansen)
24. Disleelandia-If you like to collect Disney than this is the site for you. Detailing a new piece every day, Disleelandia has outdone themselves with their comprehensive site.
1. Mint Crocodile/Magic Eye– The best weekly updates site for the entire Disneyland Resort. Make sure to check out this site every week for construction updates and just a little bit of Disney magic brought to our viewers at home.
I hope that you enjoyed our countdown of the best Disney sites. While they may not be in the right order, make sure to check out and bookmark these fabulous Disney blogs.
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Recently I had the chance to sit down with Tom Ameen, the celebrated pianist to discuss how he got involved with music and his love for Disney.
So far he has released renditions of the following Disney Parks Songs:
Fantasmic!, for anyone who doesn’t know is a nighttime spectacular that happens almost nightly at Disneyland in the Disneyland Resort, Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World and Tokyo DisneySea in Tokyo Disney Resort.
Golden Dreams, is the theme song of the American Adventure, the world’s biggest audio-animatronic show. This awesome show runs all day in the World Showcase at Epcot.
The Wonderful World of Color, was the first version of the Disneyland Television show that was in color. The song that Tom Ameen has recorded is the theme song of that show. Today, most people know it from the World of Color water show in Disney California Adventure.
All of the above songs along with pop songs, Firework, Born This Way, and Express yourself are all sold on Tom Ameen’s CD, Solo Piano Moments
In this interview we talked about the way that Disney music and movie scores can make someone fall in love with the idea of playing and creating that music.
Another topic in our conversation was whether Disney would ever release more of their Disney Parks soundtracks.
One more special thing that we added into this interview was the exclusive release of the Main Street Electrical Parade and Illuminations.
Now sit back relax and enjoy this wonderful interview with Tom Ameen the legendary Disney pianist.
If you like the interview and Tom Ameen’s Disney Music, make sure to purchase Tom Ameen’s Solo Piano Moments. Any purchase made through the links on this site help to make sure that we can continue to operate and bring you more great interviews.