Episode 93 – Frozen Fantasmic Fun!

In this episode Jae reviews his experience with the new Fantasmic! Dining package. We also talk about the new Frozen Fun and Freeze the Night Away dance party that replaced Mad T Party. Plus all of the latest news and rumors.

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Fantasmic! Dining Experience at Disneyland

By Jae Brattain

On December 12th, Disneyland began a new way to view the popular Fantasmic! light and musical show on the Rivers of America.  They started an official fastpass system similar to the World of Color show at Disney California Adventure park.  One of the exciting options to obtain a ticket is to book a dining package.  There are four experiences to choose (in order of cost from highest to lowest): Blue Bayou Restaurant ($61 adult/$23 child), River Belle Terrace ($42 adult/$22 child), Hungry Bear Restaurant Dessert Party ($30 per person), and Aladdin’s Oasis On-The-Go Dining package ($20 adult/$14 child).

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Introducing Magical Food Tour

Explore the magic of Disneyland through food! When guests go to the resort, they often think of the rides, shows, and attractions. However, when it comes to food, they tend to regard it as an afterthought. Magical Food Tour will open your eyes to a new way to think about the Happiest Place on Earth.

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Guests will journey across the lands uncovering wonderful flavors throughout. Over the years, Disneyland has put a lot of effort in evolving their menus and improving the quality of their cuisine. In the past, theme park food was generally thought of as subpar. That is no longer the case. There is no reason to leave the parks to get food and interrupt your magical day.

Where can you locate a particular type of food to fit your mood? How can you save money? Do you know the best way to get the freshest treats possible? Which places offer unlimited refills on certain beverages? These questions and others are answered during this culinary adventure.

All tours will be limited to a maximum of 8 guests at a time. This means you will be treated to a more personalized experience. The journey takes approximately 2-1/2 hours and covers the majority of Disneyland park. Each experience is walked at a leisurely pace to ensure no one gets left behind. There will be a total of six samples provided, so you get a glimpse into the variety of foods available.

To help one man’s dream become a reality, please visit the Magical Food Tour IndieGoGo campaign here: http://igg.me/at/MagicalFoodTour/x/8478717. You can be a part of something very special and save money at the same time! If you just want to book a tour, we are offering DisGeek listeners a special 20% discount on tours. All you need to do is input the code DISGEEK20. Visit our website at: http://www.disgeek.com/MagicalFoodTour.

With Magical Food Tour, you will discover the rich history behind the many food establishments, learn tips and secrets to saving money, as well as sample some of the delicious dishes. Whether you’re a first time guest, casual attendee, or a hardcore Annual Passholder, this tour will provide valuable insight into the foods of Disneyland to make informed decisions of the best places to dine.

Frozen Fun at Disney California Adventure

As rumored the Frozen themed attractions titled, “Frozen Fun” will make it’s way over to Disney California Adventure. Taking a hint from the extremely successful “Frozen Fun” over at Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando, DCA’s version will have a few new added things.

According to the Disney Parks Blog, this is a “limited engagement” beginning on January 7, 2015. However no end date has been listed and Florida’s version, that is still up and running, was supposed to be limited as well. In fact, it was supposed to be just a summer thing.

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Episode 92 – Magical Food at $40 a Day!

Our food budget for the entire day is only $40. What can you possibility get? Find out in this episode as we play $40 a day! We also visit the Main Street Newsstand. Plus we read some emails and listen to some listener voicemails.

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New Holiday Additions to Disneyland Resort including More Frozen

The holidays officially begin at the Disneyland Resort on November 13. Disney released info on this already however they have now announced a few for additions that wasn’t part of the original release.

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According to the Disney Parks Blog, they will be adding some more, “Frozen” touches. Anna and Elsa will be featured in A Christmas Fantasy Parade, and also MORE songs from Frozen will be added to World of Color Winter Dreams. That show already has, “Let it Go” and “In Summer”. So maybe we will see, “Do you Want to Build a Snowman” and “For the First Time in Forever” sequences. Also returning to complete the Frozen trifecta is Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink.

But not everything is Frozen. A new show featuring all-new comedy and music that invites guests to sing along in a wacky tale of Christmas in the West. This show will be hosted at the Jingle Jangle Jamboree.

Finally, in this announcement “Jingle Cruise” will be returning.

Here is a recap of returning favorites:

Disneyland Park

  • Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle
  • “Believe… in Holiday Magic” fireworks
  • A Christmas Fantasy Parade
  • “it’s a small world” Holiday
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday
  • Jingle Cruise
  • Jingle Jangle Jamboree
  • “Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort” guided tour

Disney California Adventure Park

  • “World of Color – Winter Dreams”
  • Disney ¡Viva Navidad! (featuring Three Kings Day celebration, January 2-6, 2015)

Downtown Disney District

  • Downtown Disney Winter Village, featuring Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink

No word on the rumoured Frozen takeover in Hollywoodland at Disney California Adventure. However I feel that will be a non-holiday event. We’ll see.

Episode 91 – Remembering Remeber

In this episode we visit the Disneyland Graveyard and pay our respects to Remember… Dreams Come True Fireworks show that was first introduced during Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary. Jae also gives his thoughts on the new Steakhouse 55 menu and we have the latest news and rumors at the Mainstreet Newsstand.

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Fastpass Required for ‘Fantasmic!’ Seating at Disneyland

Beginning on December 12th, FASTPASS will now be required to view “Fantasmic!” at Disneyland. Similar to Word of Color, guests now have to get their FASTPASS tickets at park opening on a first-come, first-served basis up to one hour before the first performance or while supplies last, whichever comes first. [Read more…]

Disneyland Resort Candy Canes Schedule for 2014

One of the main traditions of the holiday season at the Disneyland Resort is the making of the very popular homemade Candy Canes. This is the most popular food item you can get at the resort during the holidays. Due to the nature of how they are made, you can only get them on select days and even on those days you have to wait in line and get a wristband.

Take a look at this video from the Disney Parks Blog to see what all the fuss is about:

 

The candy canes can be obtained over at the Candy Palace on Main Street USA at Disneyland or Trolley Treats over at Buena Vista Street a Disney California Adventure.

Here is the schedule for Candy Canes 2014:

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November 28

December 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 21, 23, & 24

Trolley Treats

November 29

December 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, & 25

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Photo to from The Disneyland Traveler Blog

Episode 90 – Luigi’s Flying Tires – Stay or Go?

This episode we play Keep it, Improve it, or Ditch it. With the recent rumors of Luigi’s Flying Tires closing, we discuss if this is a good thing or a bad thing. We also have listener feedback and we visit the Main Street Newsstand. [Read more…]