Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage Returns September 27

Today in “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet” news, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage Returns September 27!

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While rumored that the subs would close forever last winter, we here at The DisGeek Podcast have since day one maintained that it would return. We don’t have an inside contact. We just used common sense. I do feel that one day the subs WILL close but today is not that day.

Another complaint from those who claim to know everything but don’t is that Disney is evil for reopening the Subs. After all California is in its worst drought ever and Disney is wasting millions of gallons of water refilling the lagoon. Wrong again..

In any event here is what the Disney Parks blog had to say about it:

Quite a bit of work has been done over the course of this year to renew this favorite attraction. Many of the attraction’s scenes, rockwork and coral have been refreshed and repainted; as a result, guests will see a more colorful and vibrant underwater experience than ever before.

To accomplish this work, 5 million gallons of water had to be drained from the lagoon and later replaced. The Disneyland Resort began working with the Orange County Water District (OCWD) in 2009, when Paradise Bay in Disney California Adventure park was drained to prepare for “World of Color.” This partnership allows the water we drain to be treated and stored, instead of being released to the ocean through storm drains. Now, every time we must drain a large body of water, it is sent to the OCWD’s Groundwater Replenishment System, where it is purified and added to Orange County’s underground water supply. The water is then refilled at the Disneyland Resort from the same system. This process works so well, the Disneyland Resort was recognized in 2009 with the state of California Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for this and other earth-friendly efforts.

So enjoy this sparkling, like-new guest favorite when Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage reopens September 27

And to my complete amusement one of the first comments from the blog post is saying, “I guess the Ewok Village is not happening.” ::sigh::

Episode 88 – What the Fairy!?

In this we look back at the Summer of 2014. Was it a good summer? Bad Summer? Or a little in between? We also Visit the Main Street Newsstand.
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Episode 87 – Frozen T Party

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Episode 85 – It’s Magical!

In this Magical episode we list the top 11 spots to watch Magical! Fireworks spectacular show.

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Episode 84 – The Grab Bag

In this episode we have a grab-bag of random topics. Daniel talks about his trip to Knotts Berry Farm, Tommy and Chris tell us how the Magic Bands at Walt Disney World work, and we also talk about the new Legends of Frontierland game at Disneyland. We also weigh in on the Club 33/New Orleans controversy.

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Disneyland Resort 60th Anniversary Celebration to Begin Spring 2015

First off Happy Birthday to Disneyland!!  59 years young and still going strong!  However next year is the Diamond Anniversary!  60 years and Disney has (we hope) some big plans beginning in the spring of 2015.  But to start things off here is what Disney released on the Parks Blog this morning!  A logo reveal and a contest!

 

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From the Disney Parks Blog:

Today, in addition to celebrating the 59th birthday of the Disneyland Resort, we gave guests and fans a sneak peek at our upcoming Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, which begins spring 2015. We’re excited for all of what’s to come next year, but in the meantime, here’s your first look at the logo for this sparkling celebration.

“It’s an incredible time at the Disneyland Resort as we prepare for next year’s Diamond Celebration,” said Michael Colglazier, president, Disneyland Resort. “We’re excited to honor our rich history, to celebrate the incredible magic that fills our resort today, and to create unforgettable memories with our guests for many years to come.”

As part of this morning’s festivities, we’re inviting the generations of families and friends who have visited to share their favorite memories through the photos they have taken at the resort. We’ll share some of the photos here on the Disney Parks Blog, and one lucky guest will have a chance to win a trip to the start of the 60th anniversary celebration in spring 2015. Starting today, fans in the United States and District of Columbia are invited to submit photos that represent their memories from the Disneyland Decades – 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000 to the present. Using hashtag #Disneyland60Contest, guests may share the photos via Twitter or Instagram. Let us know the decade in which the photo was taken in the description or tweet. For details and rules, click here.

We look forward to celebrating 60 years of The Happiest Place on Earth with you!

No purchase necessary. Entries must be received by 8/27/14. 18/age of majority+, 50 US/DC only. Void where prohibited. See Rules for details.

 

Episode 83 – Our Town

In this episode Connie Moreno form the Disneyland Gazette and Paul Hale from the Disney Story Origins stop by and fill in for a vacationing Tommy and Chris. We celebrate the five senses of Carsland and we visit the Main Street Newsstand. [Read more...]

Mickey’s Halloween Party dates for the Disneyland Resort for 2014

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‘Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush!’ Interactive Experience Coming to Disneyland

In a new way to experience a land, guests will be a part of the story of Frontierland.  Naming, creating and developing their own characters and influencing the direction and action of the story’s first chapter. The story,  “Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush!:  will involve entertainment, merchandise, food and more – throughout Frontierland.

Legends of Frontierland Gold Rush!

According to the Disney Parks Blog here is the setting:

Frontierland and its neighbor, Rainbow Ridge, are in the midst of a good, ol’ fashioned land feud. Rainbow Ridge – a once-booming mining town – has dried up, and they have their eyes set on Frontierland. The steady, hardworking folk in Frontierland want to keep the town safe and free of rougharound-the-edges, opportunistic types. Rumors are spreading that gold has been discovered in mines belonging to Frontierland, and there is even a rumor that Frontierland itself sits on the motherlode! Whether or not the rumors are true, the folk in Rainbow Ridge have one thing on their minds: take over Frontierland! Thus, the struggle begins…

The fight for Frontierland will begin on July 9th. Choose a side and hashtag along.. #MyFrontierland or #MyRainbowRidge

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage Reopens September 27

The Disney Parks Blog announced today that Finding Nemo Submarine will reopen on September 27th.

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When the Subs closed there were rumors that they were closing forever. Mostly because of cost cutting measures. Also according to the rumors, the construction walls with “returning soon” type language were a ruse by Disney to hide the fact that there were indeed closing forever.

We here at the Disgeek Podcast has stated that this was a bogus rumor from the beginning. At this point MiceChat has lost pretty much all credibility with us. The rumor was ridiculous to begin with and the fact they were SO INSISTENT on it being true made me want to challenge it as hard as I did. Everything from the rumor itself and the fact they put up scaffolding to fool people was just unbelievable and extremely irresponsible.

In other news the same blog post from the Disney Parks Blog also mentioned that Alice in Wonderland will reopen on the 4th of July and that the new Frozen Pre-Parade float will debut on Friday, June 13th.