Let's take a stroll through the Magic Kingdom and talk about what we like, love and love even more. In today's episode, we begin back in Liberty Square, make our way through Fantasyland, enjoy some time in Tomorrowland, and end at the castle. * * * * * *We hope this podcast brings up good memories from your past trips, gets you excited for your next trip, and fills the void in between. Brought to you by TJ, Matt and Landon.Thanks so much for listening!We'll see you on Facebook: DISNEY WORLD IS AWESOMEWe'll see you on Instagram: @disney.world.is.awesomeA Walt Disney World Podcast for Disney fans. Talking all things Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Animal Kingdom.
In this mini episode we talk with Former Disneyland Attractions Cast Member Andy Apodaca. Andy worked on many attractions at Disneyland from Opening crew of Indiana Jones Adventure, Opening crew on Splash Mt. to many Fantasyland attractions and much more! Andy worked at Disneyland from 1986 to 1996. He has so many stories to tell we will have to have him back on. Enjoy! For info on our podcast and more go to www.thesweepspot.com
This week, Mickey's ToonTown to get a massive overhaul, Holiday time has arrived at the resort, Merriest Nites information, the holidays were flooded out, a pricey set of ears, we talk to author and former Cast Member Bruce, and more! Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/. If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/. Book your travel through ConciEARS at no extra cost to you! Be sure to mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking! If you want some awesome headwear or one of a kind items, be sure to visit our friends over at All Enchanting Ears! You can use the promo code DLWEEKLY10 to get 10% off your order! News: Some major changes are coming to Mickey's ToonTown in 2023 with the opening of Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway. Josh D'Amaro announced at the IAAPA theme park expo in Orlando that the land would close in March of 2022 to make the changes. The only confirmed information is that there will be a reimagining of the entrance to the land, adding a couple of green spaces for parents and children to relax and play together. The current ToonTown park will expand into CenTOONial Park. It appears that the Jolly Trolley and tracks will be removed and replaced with a new fountain. The concept art also seems to show changes to Roger Rabbit's Cartoon Spin, and possibly even another entrance to Galaxy's Edge. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/11/mickeys-toontown-at-disneyland-park-to-be-reimagined-with-new-experiences-and-more-play-and-interactivity-for-young-families-in-2023/ and https://www.micechat.com/307775-disneylands-toontown-closing-in-2022-for-enhancements/ The holidays at the Disneyland Resort kicked off this past Friday. Along with some new offerings, this also marked the return of parades at Disneyland with the Christmas Fantasy Parade. Characters are dressed in their holiday best, decorations all over the parks, the return of Believe… In Holiday Magic Fireworks, and more. Over at Disney California Adventure, the Festival of the Holidays has returned, Disney Viva Navidad along with it, and so much more. For the complete list of offerings, visit the link in the show notes. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/11/its-the-most-magical-time-of-the-year-holidays-are-back-at-the-disneyland-resort-now-through-jan-9-2022/ Last week was the first of the Merriest Nites Holiday Party at Disneyland. The Disney Food Blog was there and wrote up their experience. Main Street had the Victorian Era party, with some characters dressed as Scrooge and ghost Marley from A Christmas Carol, the Muppets were caroling from the Omnibus as it drive up and down Main Street as well. New Orleans Square had a bayou-inspired celebration, Miguel was hosting a fiesta in Frontierland, Lilo and Stitch were having a tropical celebration in Adventureland, Elsa hosted a winter party in Fantasyland, and finally, Buzz Lightyear hosted an electronic party in Tomorrowland. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/11/12/caroling-muppets-and-ghost-goofy-all-the-entertainment-we-spotted-at-disneylands-holiday-party/ Of course with the Merriest Nites celebration, there was some new merchandise exclusive to the event. This year, they put the merchandise behind a mobile wait list system. Once guests entered the mobile waitlist, they were notified when it was their turn to go to Star Wars Launch Bay to look at the items on sale. The items included a Tumbler for $34.99, a Pin for $17.99, a Magnet for $14.99, an Ornament for $19.99, and an iPhone Case for $34.99. The artwork includes all six character “hosts” from the event, as well as Mickey and Minnie in holiday caroling outfits. There were also two Merriest Nites tees. A red version with the hosts and the castle, and a white version with Mickey and Minnie in their caroling outfits. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/11/12/all-the-exclusive-merriest-nites-merchandise-at-disneyland/ One of the flagship items for the first of the Merriest Nites events didn't go as planned. it's a small world was planned to debut the holiday overlay version, but was unable to open because of flooding. The transformation to the holiday version was complete and the refilling of the flume was underway when there was a small flood, which resulted in shorting out some electrical equipment. Until that equipment can be replaced or repaired, it's a small world will remain closed. – https://www.micechat.com/307360-disneyland-news-small-world-holiday-delayed/ and https://www.micechat.com/307512-disneyland-update-the-down-low-on-the-ho-ho-ho/ The new Disney movie Encanto doesn't come out for over a week, but guests can already meet the main character in the parks. Mirabel can be seen as part of the Viva Navidad celebration in the Paradise Garden area of Disney California Adventure. The movie Encanto comes to theaters on November 24th. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/11/photos-video-mirabel-from-disneys-encanto-now-greeting-guests-at-disney-california-adventure/ Weeklyteers have been raving about a new dessert available at Cafe Orleans in New Orleans Square. The Hot Cocoa Creme Brulee comes will a side of sugar cookies, and is a must try for chocolate lovers. The Disney Food Blog describes the dessert as a mix between pudding and custard, with a layer of toasted sugar on top, topped with homemade whipped cream and marshmallows. This dessert is available through the holiday season for $10. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/11/review-hot-cocoa-creme-brulee-is-an-amazing-dessert-at-cafe-orleans-in-disneyland/ Oogie Boogie has moved out of the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa's lobby for this year, and in his place is a large gingerbread house for the holidays. The gingerbread house will look like the hotel itself. The snack cart is still next to the display, selling sweets and some beverages. – https://www.micechat.com/307512-disneyland-update-the-down-low-on-the-ho-ho-ho/ Friday, November 12th was Disney+ Day around the entire Walt Disney Company. The celebration lasted through the weekend at the parks, with a blue carpet greeting for guests at Disneyland on Friday. All of the park icons were lit up in “Disney+ Blue” for the occassion. Special photo opportunities were around the parks as well. On Disney+ itself, a lot of new shows and movies debuted, along with announcements of future shows like Agatha: House of Harkness, Marvel Zombies, and Echo. For all the new Marvel stuff coming to the service, be sure to watch the preview on Disney+ or on YouTube. We will have the link in our show notes. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/11/disney-castles-icons-glow-disney-blue-as-disney-rolls-out-blue-carpet-for-disney-plus-day/ and https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/11/photos-colorful-murals-highlighting-streaming-movies-series-come-to-downtown-disney-district-for-disney/ With the replacement of the Photo Supply store at the end of Main Street and transforming it into the Plaza Holiday Shoppe, it left us wondering what is happening to Kingswell Camera Shop on Buena Vista Street. It has been transformed into Kingswell Shop, dropping the camera name, and expanding the retail space to make it a little more open for guests to move around and for more merchandise to be on display. – https://www.micechat.com/307512-disneyland-update-the-down-low-on-the-ho-ho-ho/ The Fantasyland Theater sign that was behind scrims for the last couple of weeks has been completed. Nothing new to report except for a completely refreshed sign. Hopefully this means that some entertainment will be returning to this location soon. – https://www.micechat.com/307512-disneyland-update-the-down-low-on-the-ho-ho-ho/ The Wookie celebration from Star Wars known as Life Day has come to Batuu again. This year, there are a few special food options to enjoy from a galaxy far, far away. There is a potato hand pie and black sesame macaron at Kat Saka's kettle, a pork belly slider and a new Tarkenian Night Flower drink at Oga's, and pork broth noodles at Docking Bay 7. No word on how long these dishes will stick around, so get them while you can! – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/11/12/did-a-fake-holiday-bring-the-best-food-ever-to-this-disney-restaurant/ Some of the most expensive Minnie ears have gone on sale. Designer Vera Wang's take on the designer collection ears are on sale now at the resort and on shopDisney. Guests should get ready to open their wallets wide with this pair that is priced at $600. The Disney Parks Blog describes them as “Designed with elevated fabrics such as black velvet ears and organza, the headband is topped off with a large white silk bow, true to Wang's classic style. Pronged crystals are hand-sewn on the front and back with exquisite, intricate beading, and it comes with a detachable fingertip length veil and comb.” – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/11/disney-parks-designer-collection-ear-headband-by-vera-wang-to-arrive-monday-at-disney-parks-and-shopdisney/ Disney has come to an agreement with the Master Services Council, who represents cast members at the resort on updated pay and benefits. Disney stated that the agreement included “healthcare coverage options as low as $7 a week for full-time cast members as well as providing eligible hourly cast with access to childcare support and Disney Aspire, an educational program offering free tuition.” Voting on this takes place on Wednesday, November 17th. – https://www.micechat.com/306249-disneyland-contract-troubles-leave-cast-concerned/ Discussion Topic: Author and Former Cast Member Bruce Edwards – Main Street Magic Shop Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09J7HJ851 Barnes and Noble - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nothing-up-my-sleeve-but-pixie-dust-bruce-edwards/1140355973 Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/shop/bruceedwardsbooks
On this week's show, Disneyland pros, David and Ronn dive into several sizzling Disney topics. Exploring the ToonTown Re-Imagined Announcement! xxxxxx What attraction would we like to work at based on Cast Member costume? Plus, we remember, celebrate, and honor Mickey Mouse's Birthday! The "Partners" statue, Steamboat Willie, Chip n' Dale, The Swiss Family Treehouse, Ferdinand the Bull, Bear Country, and the Mickey Mouse Club Circus in this week in Disney history. All this and the big reveal of our Top 5 things we love the most about the Holiday Season at Disneyland, and more!
Working for Peanuts and much more in one of Disneyland's first theaters or theatres. This week we explore Fantasyland's attraction which opened just after the park opened in 1955. Be sure to check out the new website www.sentfromdisneyland.com Below are some of the regulars on Art Throw Down, Follow all of them on Instagram anyway for great art an postcards in your Instagram feed: hipstadufus luluvision jlynch9923 greenmosspaper georgemailsart state_of_the_funyun RussRomano2021
On this week's show, Disneyland pros, David and Ronn take dive into several sizzling Disney topics. Exploring the State of Mickey's ToonTown Today - and Tomorrow! ToonTown is here to stay - but surely Disney plans to give the land not only the the tender loving care it desperately needs - but even more drastic attention, right!? Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway's much anticipated 2023 arrival is intended to - and sure to - inject energy, crowds and expectations into ToonTown - Disney obviously knows this and will have ToonTown ready to meet the moment. Right?!?!Could Disneyland be built today? What will go into the now vacant Fantasyland Christmas shop? Do David or Ronn collect Disney memorabilia? Is there a "best" time to visit the Disneyland Resort?Plus, we remember, celebrate and honor Fantasia, the Goofy holler, The World According to Goofy Parade, Disney Afternoon Avenue, magical GummiBerry Juice, Disney+, and the Conestoga Fries stand in this week in Disney history. All this and the big reveal of our Favorite 5 Dark Rides - and more!
Since we are setting the clocks back this weekend here is an episode about a clock and a clock shop in Disneyland. Some odd map vs. guidebook history in Fantasyland and an identity crisis for a Tomorrowland clock. Be sure to check out the new website www.sentfromdisneyland.com Below are some of the regulars on Art Throw Down, Follow all of them on Instagram anyway for great art an postcards in your Instagram feed: hipstadufus luluvision jlynch9923 greenmosspaper georgemailsart state_of_the_funyun Artthrowdown2020
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, join Chris and Ruthie on a guided tour of the "Vacation Kingdom of the World" as it was during its first year in operation. In part two, they will discuss the rest of Liberty Square, Frontierland, Tomorrowland and Fantasyland, then discuss the resorts special evening activities. So join us once again for the conclusion of the magical musical tour of Walt Disney World as it was 50 years ago. Download (right click, save as)Visit our on-line store for exclusive Jiminy Crickets and DisneyChris Website Merch!!!! https://jcpodcast.threadless.com/ If you would like to help support the Jiminy Crickets podcasts and DisneyChris.com - Please consider becoming a Patreon Subscriber and receive exclusive rewards every month. https://www.patreon.com/DisneyChris
After announcing that anyone interested in being interviewed on the show need only ask, Chris and Eric's request was answered by their long term and close personal friend, Katey! On this episode, we take a look back at Katey's unique Disney journey - from humble beginnings in Fantasyland hating strollers and Eric, to her time at EPCOT with crazy robos, loud noises, and a special ride "soarin" over California, to her time as your tour guide through the movies, and so much more! If you like the interview format, and would like to be a guest on Park Hopper 101, all you need to do is ask! Contact Chris at email@example.com or through social media and tell your story next!
Episode 22 - October 22nd, 2021 One of YOU sent in another "Disney Dad Joke” and its a GOOD one! With Halloween a week away, are you ready for some serious scares? We chat about the What if Zombie version of Captain America that debuted in Avengers Campus this week for Oggie Boogie nights. The Monorail is back up & running, The Fantasyland theater is covered in scrim, Disney+ Day approaches and with it many new releases & announcements, and Genie+ launches in Walt Disney World giving us a preview of whats to come to us here in Disneyland.
2021-10-19 Show No. 45 of the 2021 fantasy season is a year-end roundtable live from First Pitch Arizona. Ray Murphy of BaseballHQ and Todd Zola of Mastersball, ESPN, SiriusXM and RotoWire join host Patrick Davitt to dish out fantasy MVP and Cy Young awards, to discuss the big stories from the 2021 season, and pick positional boons and Banes for 2022. Runs 1:07:30
Welcome to the WDW Escape Podcast, presented by WDW Magazine. The October Issue of WDW Magazine is the “Happy Birthday, Magic Kingdom” Issue, and in celebration, we are sharing memories and stories of favorite Opening Day attractions and more! This week, we turn to a Magical Moment from our Blog: “The Magnificent Imagineering of Fantasyland, written by Brita Stephens. Still missing Walt Disney World? Subscribe to WDW Magazine in Print or Digital format at wdw-magazine.com You'll be transported right back to your happy place.
Episode 079 ... Week in review of October 2nd 2021 ...Giveaway: Subscribe to our YouTube channel and comment on this week's video for a chance to win a WDW 50th poster and park map!!!1) News of the week - Genie!:- Disney announces Genie, Genie+, and Individual Lightning Lane access will launch on October 19th at Walt Disney World.- We go through all the specifics and discuss our strategy for the new system Sources: Scott Gustin and Ashley Carter on TwitterTopic Starts @5:22 ...2) Attractionality: It's a Small World- We discuss the scores for this Fantasyland Attraction - although, does it really belong in Fantasyland?Topic Starts @29:17 ...3) Topic: Changing views of Harmonious- Are views changing for this show? Where do we stand?Topic Starts @38:50 ...4) Trip Report: Phil discusses the Universal Orlando portion of his trip- Details of the trip - including why he added a Universal component to the trip- Thoughts on the themed lands (Harry Potter, etc)- Overall feelings from the trip - will he do this again?Topic Starts @42:10 ...5) DBC Recommends: Muppets Haunted Mansion- Website and social media providing more detailed coverage of select elements of Walt Disney World- Of specific note, his recent coverage of the reopening of Club CoolDisney+ link: Muppets Haunted MansionTopic Starts @1:06:54 ...* Reminder to like, subscribe, rate, and review the DBC Pod wherever you get your podcast *Follow us on social media:- Instagram: ht:tps://www.instagram.com/thedbcpodcast/- Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodDbc- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DBC-Pod-113844536980530- YouTube Channel: The DBC Pod- Discord Server: DBC Server (discord.com)Note: This podcast is not affiliated with any message boards, blogs, news sites, or other podcastsMusic: https://www.purple-planet.com
In this episode we once again play a game of our own devising called “Wheel of Tropes.” We use random TV Tropes and entries from Diana Wynne Jones‘s The Tough Guide to Fantasyland. Content warnings for strong language, reference to netorare, numerous instances of people saying “bifurcation”, and an absurd number of anime references just […]
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Kurt Andersen is a returning guest, this time to talk about his sequel to Fantasyland, which is his excellent and thought-provoking work, Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America–A Recent History. How exactly does it function as a sequel to Fantasyland? ... Read More »
“If you're going hard enough left, you'll find yourself turning right” – Cars More attraction talk - there are just so many! Join us as we continue our journey through Walt's original "Magic Kingdom" by visiting Galaxy's Edge, Frontierland and Fantasyland. Do you know which ride boasts longest run time, from actual attraction start to finish? Or, which attraction was originally introduced at the 1964 World's Fair? How about which ride is most painful? (Spoiler alert, it's the Matterhorn.) Once again, we're sharing all the important info for each attraction - height requirements, who will enjoy the ride, accessibility and ride basics. Follow us on social media: @Ropedrop.Parkhop and please, subscribe, rate and review!
We go on a quest to figure out which land in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is the best. We compare each of the lands: Main Street USA, Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland. And, we use the following criteria: attractions/entertainment, dining, shopping, and theming/area music. What did you think of our findings? Who was your winner? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your opinions are always welcome in our show. Seriously, every opinion is welcome.
On this week's show, Disneyland pros, David and Ronn take a deep dive into several compelling Disney topics. Let's Explore Walt's vision that "Disneyland is a family park where parents and children could have fun together." How well is Disneyland still balancing this dream - or are they? Have the parks become more adult-oriented?Are there any Disney attractions we wish had made it past the drawing board? Coolest Cast member costumes? Are there any overrated or underrated rides? Plus, we remember, celebrate and honor Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Golden Bear Restaurant, Walt's last project voicing Mickey, and the incredible 4 days between Roy Disney, Herb Ryman, and Walt to pitch Disneyland in this week in Disney history. All this and the big reveal of our Top 5 "Must Do's" for Disneyland First Timers, and more!
2021-09-17 Show No. 44, our last of the regular season, is a Friday News and Notes Edition, featuring NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 1:46:50
Disney fans rejoice! Snow White recently got an update to her classic Disneyland dark ride. Listen as a "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" super-fan visits the show to discuss this Fantasyland dark ride's history as well as our thoughts on the recent changes going from scary to enchanted. That and so much more on this episode. Find links and info related to this episode in the show notes. Join the DCTC Community to gain early access to episodes and bonuses! Support the show at no additional cost to you. Get yourself a FREE audiobook by visiting Audible, shop at Amazon and shopDisney with our special links, or save money at Whosits & Whatsits and Souvenir Scents with discount code "DCTC." Gain access to exclusive episodes you won't find in your podcast feed. Find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @DizneyCTC. Get FREE Disney gifts from DCTC. Visit the show at DizneyCoastToCoast.com Write us at Contact@DePodcastNetwork.com Leave a voicemail at 818-860-2569 "Dizney Coast to Coast" is part of the DePodcast Network. Love the show? Leave a tip.
http://www.attractionchecklist.com - I think we can, I think we can take a ride on Disneyland's Casey Jr. Circus Train. Ride audio recorded on May 18, 2021. Review recorded February 7, 2019 TRANSCRIPT: Welcome to Attraction Checklist. This episode we visit Fantasyland in Disneyland to ride Casey Jr. Circus Train. The Disneyland Resort website describes this attraction saying: Enjoy a whimsical tour through miniature versions of fairytale locales from classic Disney movies. There are no height requirements for this attraction and the Thrill Level describes the attraction as being a slow ride. Before we ride along in the monkey cage, here are five fast facts about Casey Jr Circus Train. 1. Casey Jr Circus Train was a Disneyland opening day attraction opening with the park on July 17, 1955. However, the ride was closed the next day and remained closed through July 31st, 1955 for safety inspections. 2. Casey Jr. Circus Train takes guests on a tour of Storybook Land at a much quicker pace than the Storybook Land Canal Boats we covered back in episode 33. Along the way you see several famous sites from Disney films such as Frozen, Peter Pan, Snow White and more. 3. Casey Jr is a two foot (610 mm) narrow gauge internal combustion powered railroad designed by Arrow Development. 4. The sleigh style train cars were part of the King Arthur Carrousel before that attraction was modified to be all horses. 5. Actor Ray Templin provides the voice of the Ringmaster on the attraction. Let's head off to ride the Casy Jr. Circus Train. Suzie is joining me today and after we ride will give ou our thoughts on this Disneyland Classic. This is a binaural recording so if you have headphones put them on now as we ride Disneyland's Casey Jr. Circus Train. The attraction audio recorded for this episode is available exclusively to the Saturday Morning Media Patron Patron. Support the show and get fun Bonus content over at http://www.patreon.com/saturdaymorningmedia Episode edited by Stephen Staver FOLLOW US http://www.facebook.com/attractionchecklist http://www.facebook.com/saturdaymorningmedia http://www.twitter.com/SaturdayMMedia https://plus.google.com/+Saturdaymorningmedia https://www.linkedin.com/company/saturday-morning-media http://www.youtube.com/user/SaturdayMorningMedia?sub_confirmation=1 FOLLOW GRANT http://www.MrGrant.comhttp://www.twitter.com/toasterboy https://instagram.com/throwingtoasters/ SOURCES: https://disneyland.disney.go.com/attractions/disneyland/casey-jr-circus-train/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casey_Jr._Circus_Train https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Casey_Jr._Circus_Train#Voice_Cast Show ©2021 Saturday Morning Media/Grant Baciocco
2021-09-10 Show No. 43 is a Friday News and Notes Edition, featuring NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 1:21:20
2021-09-03 Show No. 42 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Todd Zola of Mastersball, Rotowire, SiriusXM, and more podcasts than Malcolm Gladwell, discussing managing fantasy rosters in September, monthly variance, SB surprises, how counting stats can turn into rate stats,, and his Slump, Pump, Dump and Jumps... also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ minor-leagues analyst Rob Gordon has our Minor League Minute, BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:12:20
On this episode recorded before our Balcony guests at DillosDizResort.com, Frank shares his family trip report to the Magic Kingdom! Presented by DillosDizResort.com - Patreon Memberships Available Beginning at $1! Dillo's Diz. 55 Gerard St. #987. Huntington, NY 11743 Theme composed by Matt Harvey. Intro and Outro performed by Lindsay Zaroogian. The @DillosDiz Fact Checker IS Mel Dale. Feedspot's Top 25 Siblings Podcasts You Must Follow AND Top 90 Disney Podcasts You Must Follow. ONE STOP SHOP ALL THE @DillosDiz LINKS! Order your copy of Amy Ratcliffe's latest offerings, The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and A Kid's Guide to Fandom. DIllo's Diz Resort Guests: Theme Park Rob, Long Island Frank from The Magical Hour Podcast, Schmelty, The Cretin's Guild, Nathaniel Hardy, Dr. Val of #FigmentsInTime, The Disney Bucket List Family, Lee Taylor, Shannon Bohn, The Morning Monorail Podcast, Allison Quinn, Michael Matande, Lexi Andrea, Adam Elmers, Adventures with Stephers, Destinations with Character Travel Question or Comment? We LOVE interacting with listeners! FOLLOW Dillo's Diz on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/dillosdiz FOLLOW Dillo's Diz on INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/dillosdiz/ SUBSCRIBE to Dillo's Diz on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/dillosdiz LIKE Dillo's Diz on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DillosDiz/ Check outDestinations with Character Travel Blogs, Archives, and Throwbacks at DillosDiz.com. E-Mail Dillo's Diz at DillosDiz@gmail.com!
On this week's show, Disneyland pros, David and Ronn take a deep dive into several sizzling Disney topics. Fantasyland: Where it's at today after a myriad of attraction refurbishments and the beautification and crowd access initiative of Project Stardust. And could there be more changes ahead? Will Disneyland ever get a new non-IP (intellectual property) attraction or show? An original idea that comes from the park itself rather than a franchise film series? Okay, you're right. The better question is why they won't. Plus, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, The Art Corner, The Stage Door Cafe, and Gummi Berry Juice news this week. All this and the big reveal of our Top 5 defunct things we wish were back in Disneyland, and more!
Join the Newscast team as they discuss Annual Passes returning to Walt Disney World, a Disney Cruise Line update, and much more. DVC Newscast by My DVC Points Podcast was made possible through financial support from the DVC dream team: DVC Resale Market - Industry Leader in DVC ResalesDVC Rental Store - DVC Point Rental and Swap PartnerMonera Financial - Exclusively Financing DVC ContractsPatreon supporters in the My DVC Points VIP Producer Club. WDW Annual Passes Return Story Lead: Pete Disney has revealed the new Passholder program for new sales and renewals. There will be four different passes - Pixie Dust (FL Residents only), Pirate (FL Residents only), Sorcerer (FL Residents & DVC Members only), and Incredi-Pass (all guests). Current APs Current Passholders can continue using their pass as they normal would, but when it is time to renew, they will be given a renewal price on the new set of prices. Water Park and PhotoPass Add Ons Both of these add ons can be purchased for $99.00 plus tax, each. Source: Disney Parks Blog DCL Update For sailings September 3rd through November 1st, The Bahamas has required that all passengers 12 years and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to be allowed entry into its islands, including cruise line's private islands. Guests who choose not to provide proof of vaccination will not be allowed to board the ship. Guests under 12 years of age must provide a negative PCR test between 5 days and 24 hours before the sail date and also undergo a second rapid PCR test, producing a negative result, at the port prior to boarding. Source: Disney Cruise Line The Diamond Horseshoe Reopening Reopening on September 12th, 2021, the Diamond Horseshoe will b e serving favorites from Liberty Tree Tavern for lunch and dinner. Source: Walt Disney World Extended Evening Attractions For the morning, in Magic Kingdom it will be only Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. However, in the evening it will be most of the attraction. At Epcot, most of the attractions will be open including the Beauty and Beast Sing Along. Source: Walt Disney World My DVC Points is an awesome community of DVC members. Our positive, respectful, and authentic conversations about Disney Vacation Club are designed to help people make informed and educated decisions about what's best for their families. Please join us to continue the conversations on our Facebook Group, Discord Server, and YouTube channel. It takes an awesome community of DVC members to produce our content. We're always recruiting people to help research, produce, edit, or join our shows to share their stories. Thus far, we've had over 225 DVC members on our shows. If our content has been a blessing to your family, please consider supporting our show through our VIP Producer's Club at Patreon.com and join us for the Patreon After-Party from our live shows. Facebook admins and moderators of the My DVC Points Community Group: Valerie Fairnington, Donna Bickert, Sandy Symianick, Gina Grotsky, Shannon Ford, Caleb Allison, and Mary Anne Tracy. "Take Flight" music by Martinrowberry1 on Pond5.
What do the Collingwood Magpies, the New Zealand All Blacks, Barcelona Football Club and the New York Yankees have in common? They're all members of author Sam Walker's list of the 16 greatest sports teams ever. It's not the talent, the coach, or the strategy that made these teams great – it was the Captain. Syd Coventry, Richie McCaw, Yogi Berra, and Carlos Puyol led these teams to eternal greatness, and what made them great captains is not what you think… Sam Walker is The Wall Street Journal's deputy editor for enterprise, the unit that directs the paper's in-depth page-one features and investigative reporting projects. A former reporter, sports columnist, and sports editor, Walker founded the Journal's prizewinning daily sports coverage in 2009. In addition to The Captain Class, he is the author of Fantasyland, a bestselling account of his attempt to win America's top fantasy baseball expert competition (of which he is a two-time champion). Show Notes 9:00 How Sam came up with his list of the World's Greatest Teams 14:45 The Captain with the unconventional skill set 22:00 Why the best player is not the best candidate for captain 24:05 Who is the most important player on Barcelona according to Sam 30:00 Many times we bypass the “water carriers” for great players and miss the boat 39:30 Which “club” had two teams that made the top 16 greatest of all time? 46:00 The goal is Sustained Excellence not Winning Championships 48:30 Sam's advice to coaches- Look for the charismatic connector 51:45 Sam's advice to athletes – It's all behavior. Study leader behaviors 58:00 Finding Sam Finding Sam Website – By Sam Walker Twitter – @SamWalkers His Book on Amazon – The Captain Class This episode is sponsored by GoodSport! GoodSport™ is a natural sports drink that delivers superior hydration backed by science with a delicious thirst-quenching taste. And what's really cool about it, is that it's made from milk. 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2021-08-27 Show No. 41 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with the ‘Baseball Professor,' Andy Andres of Boston University, discussing the state of the game in university classrooms, why he loves playing in Ottoneu fantasy baseball, and his Slump, Pump, Dump and Jumps... also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:40:10
The morning after a historically ugly loss in Pittsburgh for the Cardinals of 2021, Drew Silva, senior Major League Baseball writer at NBC Sports Edge and self-described "pessimistic" Cardinals fan, grabs a cold coffee and joins Best Podcast in Baseball host and baseball writer Derrick Goold to talk about the moves the club could make to reignite excitement by the start of the 2022 season. Silva, who last joined the podcast at Urban Chestnut in St. Louis, home of the Fantasyland IPA, writes about fantasy baseball and has a biting presence on Twitter when it comes the Cardinals. He explains how he became a fan of the team, how their notable successes came notable times in his life, and how this year's team got to where it is -- drifting from the playoff race, if only the other teams would let them. In addition to writing for NBC Sports Edge, Silva also hosts the podcast Circling the Bases. The Best Podcast in Baseball, sponsored weekly by Closets by Design of St. Louis, is a production of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, StlToday.com, and Derrick Goold. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The journalist, editor, critic, and author Kurt Andersen talks to Greg Olear about his two books, “Fantasyland” and “Evil Geniuses,” the prescient genius of SPY magazine, and how the 80s never died. Plus: a new brand of tea. Follow Kurt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KBAndersen Check out his website: https://www.kurtandersen.com/ Buy his books: https://www.amazon.com/Kurt-Andersen/e/B001HCYO0W?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Join us as we talk about our favorite Fantasylands and the Fantasylands we want to visit. Whether you like the old-school charm of Disneyland's Fantasyland, the expansive offerings of Walt Disney World's Fantasyland, or the high-tech thrills of Tokyo Disneyland's Fantasyland, you're sure to never get tired of hearing about (or reading the works) Fantasyland. Want to reach out? Email us at 90sDisneyPodcast@gmail.com! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/90sdisney/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/90sdisney/support
President Joe Biden is moving ahead with plans to evacuate all U.S. citizens and troops from Afghanistan by Aug. 31, providing the Taliban do not interfere with the evacuation. But Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, a combat veteran, says she does not see how it's possible to meet that deadline. The notion that Americans and […]
President Joe Biden is moving ahead with plans to evacuate all U.S. citizens and troops from Afghanistan by Aug. 31, providing the Taliban do not interfere with the evacuation. But Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, a combat veteran, says she does not see how it's possible to meet that deadline. The notion that Americans and our Afghan partners can be evacuated by the end of the month “is a fantasyland that has been developed by President Biden, by the administration,” Ernst says. “I don't see how we have everyone out by Aug. 31 and honor those commitments we've made to our own citizens and our Afghan partners.”Ernst served in the military for more than 23 years. In 2003, she was a company commander in Kuwait and Iraq, and led 150 Iowa Army National Guardsmen during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Ernst was the first female combat veteran to be elected to the Senate. The current situation in Afghanistan is an “international embarrassment” that puts both “Americans and our allies in harm's way,” the Iowa senator says.Ernst joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to explain what the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan could mean for America, and what the Biden administration needs to do to prevent further disaster. We also cover these stories: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., calls on the Biden administration to rethink its original Aug. 31 deadline for U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.Vice President Kamala Harris rebukes China for its "coercion" and "intimidation" in the South China Sea. The University of Notre Dame leprechaun mascot comes under fire for supposedly being "offensive.” Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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2021-08-20 Show No. 40 is a Friday (almost) Full Edition, featuring an interview with Matt Dodge, Playing Time Tomorrow roster analyst at BaseballHQ,com, discussing where last year's top-drafted players should go next season, the techniques of medium-term roster forecasting, and his Slump, Pump, Dump and Jumps for the rest of this season... also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Runs 2:08:05
This week, crowd levels are extremely pleasant currently, Oogie Boogie Bash tickets are still on sale for some dates, the bakery tour has returned, the Grand Californian has it's spa back, we finish our discussion with Chris, and more! Please support the show if you can by going to https://www.dlweekly.net/support/. If you want some DLWeekly Swag, you can pick some up at https://www.dlweekly.net/store/. Book your travel through ConciEARS at no extra cost to you! Be sure to mention that you heard about ConciEARS from DLWeekly at booking! If you want some awesome headwear or one of a kind items, be sure to visit our friends over at All Enchanting Ears! You can use the promo code DLWEEKLY10 to get 10% off your order! News: The crowds at the Disneyland Resort have been quite mild recently. This can be attributed to Southern California schools being back in session, and the imminent availability of the Magic Key program. Locals are now waiting for the Magic Key to go on sale to get access to the parks, instead of purchasing a higher priced 1-5 day ticket. For guests visiting, the attraction wait times have been in the 10 to 20 minute range for much of the week. If you are able, right now is a great time to go to the parks. Time will tell how the crowds will look after the Magic Key program launches next week. – https://www.micechat.com/298965-disneyland-update-the-shocking-calm-before-magic-keys-unlock-a-storm/ For guests that have been waiting to get tickets to the Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween parties this year, there is still time! Currently, September 9, 12, 16, and 19th are available, with no dates in October. The event was a ghoulishly fun time in 2019, and we are excited to go this year! The candy trails, decorations, entertainment, and atmosphere are totally worth the ticket price to this event. – https://www.micechat.com/298965-disneyland-update-the-shocking-calm-before-magic-keys-unlock-a-storm/ To go along with our news from last week that the bread bowls were being made in the parks again, the Bakery Tour has reopened. The location does have limited hours for the time being, from 8am to 3pm. Also of note in the area are the closing times of the dining locations in this area of the park. DCA closes at 10pm nightly currently, with Rita's Baja Blenders closing at 7pm, Lucky Fortune Cookery closing at 8pm, and Cocina Cucamonga closing at 9pm. So, be sure to check times when thinking of food in the evenings. – https://www.micechat.com/298965-disneyland-update-the-shocking-calm-before-magic-keys-unlock-a-storm/ As time rolls on, more entertainment is returning to the parks slowly. This past week, the Bootstrappers are back performing their shanties in New Orleans Square. We hope that more entertainment returns soon like the Dapper Dans on Main Street. – https://www.micechat.com/298965-disneyland-update-the-shocking-calm-before-magic-keys-unlock-a-storm/ For listeners who will be in the resort area this weekend, there will be a cupcake decorating activity at Downtown Disney as a promotion for the new Disney Channel show “Disney's Magic Bake-Off.” The decoration will take place Friday, August 20th, through Sunday, August 22nd at 5, 6, and 7pm. The event is free, with limited space. Participants must register in Downtown Disney starting at 4pm each day. Participants will decorate a cupcake with Disneyland Resort Pastry Chef Gracie Gomez. – https://www.mouseplanet.com/13003/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_August_16__22_2021#news3 Some new Coco merchandise will be coming to Disneyland, Disney World, and shopDisney this September. A long-sleeved “Remember Me” shirt, with the saying on the front and Miguel on the shoulder, as well as a Loungefly backpack featuring Miguel, Hector, marigolds, and sugar skulls. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/08/photos-new-coco-loungefly-backpack-and-apparel-coming-to-disney-parks-and-shopdisney-in-september/ The Walt Disney Company quarterly earnings call was last week, here are some highlights. CEO Bob Chapek is enthusiastic about the upcoming Disney Genie app stating “guests will spend less time in line and more time having fun,” but also commented that it will offer the company “substantial commercial opportunities.” The U.S. parks saw the first profitable quarter since the pandemic began in 2020. The international parks are still posting a loss at this time. Disney+ has grown to 116 million subscribers, and November 12th will be Disney+ day, where new shows and movies will be announced for the platform. – https://dlnewstoday.com/2021/08/wdwnt-daily-recap-8-12-21-disney-releases-q3-earnings-report-walt-disney-world-50th-anniversary-merchandise-arrives-and-more/ The Spa part of the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa is reopening soon! On September 16th, the Tenaya Stone Spa will open for guests. Reservations can be made online for guests of the Disney Hotels for now, with general availability coming at a later date. The name Tenaya translates from the indigenous cultures of the Yosemite Valley as “to dream.” The spa embraces the concept of the natural order of 4, being laid out according to the 4 directions, and aligned with the 4 colors of red, white, black, and yellow. For a list of all the services offered, and to book a visit, check out the link in our show notes. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/08/13/opening-date-announced-for-the-tenaya-stone-spa-at-disneyland-resort/#more-537815 and https://www.micechat.com/298918-disneylands-imagineering-designed-tenaya-stone-spa-set-for-september-opening/ For those of you who visited Disneyland prior to the late 90s, you might remember the plain concrete walkways that were painted to differentiate the different land that you were in. Since then, the park has slowly replaced the concrete with either concrete that has decorative elements in it, like in Frontierland, or brick pavers like much of Main Street sidewalks, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland. One of the last bits of this plain concrete is being replaced in front of the Fantasyland Theater at the entrance to Toontown. – https://www.micechat.com/298965-disneyland-update-the-shocking-calm-before-magic-keys-unlock-a-storm/ A refreshing sweet treat is available at the Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country. The Watermelon Lemonade Freese with Whipped Cream and Sprinkles is a frozen drink that is reminiscent of watermelon Jolly Ranchers with frozen lemonade. The Disney Food Blog really liked this one, but warned it is not for guests without a sweet tooth. The drink is $5.99 at the Hungry Bear. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/08/14/review-did-we-just-find-one-of-the-best-frozen-drinks-in-disneyland/#more-538404 Discussion Topic: Chris from DisneyChris.com
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2021-08-13 Show No. 39 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Justin Mason of Rotographs, Friends with Fantasy Benefits, and the TGFBI podcast, discussing the state of fantasy sports content creation, how he picks pitchers to recommend for a start, established stars returning from injuries, bullpens in MIN and STL, and his Slumps, Pumps, Dumps and Jumps ... also NL and AL news with Harold Nichols... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:14:00
Pat talks to Kurt Andersen about his book: Evil Geniuses, the Unmaking of America. Andersen is the author of novels such as Fantasyland. He co-founded Spy Magazine, was managing editor of Time magazine, lead host of NPR's studio 360 and he's covered the politics and architecture beat for various publications. While he was aware of the widening wealth gap throughout the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, it wasn't until he wrote Fantasyland and started research for Evil Geniuses that he saw the intentionality and deviousness of the systematic way in which corporate interests have shaped our political economy over the last 50 years. Evil Geniuses examines coordinated efforts to achieve conservative economical and political changes in the United States from the 1970s to 2020, and discusses how the resulting unfettered laissez-faire approach to capitalism has resulted in an extreme level of economic inequality. In addition to talking about the history of how the system was rigged, how Americans were taught to distrust the government, and how taxes and regulations have been systematically slashed since the 1970s, Andersen explains in the interview some potential solutions to wealth inequality: Universal Basic Income, Boosting Union membership and Union power, worker Co-operatives, removing the profit motive from healthcare, and more. In the open, Dan is back! We went for a longer discussion this episode to provide plenty of discussion around some of the key issues that Pat and Kurt Andersen discuss in the interview. We discussed the current Infrastructure Bill as well. This episode was edited, mixed, and mastered by CMoney Burns. For help with your audio needs, feel free to contact him on Twitter at @CMoneyBurns Further reading on this topic: The Powell Memo: https://law2.wlu.edu/deptimages/Powell%20Archives/PowellMemorandumTypescript.pdf Invisible Hands: The Making of the Conservative Movement from the New Deal to Reagan by Kim Phillips-Fein https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2751831-invisible-hands Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30011020-democracy-in-chains --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/trickledownsocialism/support
2021-08-06 Show No. 38 is a Friday Full Edition, featuring an interview with Paul Sporer of Rotographs and the Sleeper and the Bust podcast, discussing how the flameouts of top-round pitchers might affect drafts next season; the outcomes we might see in the aftermath of this year's trades; and his Slump, Pump, Dump and Jumps ... also NL news with Harold Nichols and AL News with Ray Murphy ... Plus BaseballHQ analyst Alex Beckey has his Frequent Flyer commentary and BaseballHQ Radio host Patrick Davitt has his Extra Innings comment ... Runs 2:22:20
Join Jim and today's guest Rich Adams on an expedition to recapture boyhood dreams. After two brief and less-than-fulfilling trips to Disneyland, he went on a quest to experience the park the way that Walt had envisioned...and for the first time in his life, he set foot in Fantasyland! One small step for Rich...one giant leap for his inner child!
2021-07-31 Show No. 37 is a Special trade-deadline roundtable edition with Ray Murphy, co-GM and columnist at BHQ.com and our reporter on the AL Beat here at BHQR; Alex Beckey, an analyst at BHQ.com and our Frequent Flyer commentator at BHQ Radio; Ryan Bloomfield, Speculator columnist at BHQ.com; Matt Dodge, Playing Time Tomorrow analyst covering the AL Central for BHQ.com; and Jock Thompson, the Director of News and Analysis at BHQ.com and the reporter emeritus on the AL Beat here at BHQR ... Runs 1:03:40
This week, visit the wonderful world of Alice in Wonderland with Mousetalgia as we talk to two theme park design experts about the original Alice attraction which opened in 1958 at Disneyland. Former Imagineers Chris Merritt and Don Carson talk all about the history, the design, and the sounds of this quintessential Fantasyland dark ride. Don also shares the story of his development of a VR ride-through of the original attraction. Plus, in honor of 666 episodes of this podcast, we talk about some diabolical Disney deeds.
When Kurt Andersen started working on his new podcast, Nixon at War, he thought he knew a lot about Richard Nixon's presidency, especially the bookend events of his 1968 campaign and his 1973 resignation. Devastating events with far-reaching consequences but unrelated - or so he thought. The surprising connections between the two are at the heart of Nixon at War. Kurt Andersen is a prize-winning novelist, historian, and public radio host (Studio 360). His most recent books -- Evil Geniuses, Fantasyland, and You Can't Spell America Without Me, were all New York Times bestsellers. For more, visit Nixonatwar.org. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com