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.
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!
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.
Halloween Time arrives on September 12th and lasts through October 31st at the Disneyland Resort. And there will be more fun with 14 nights of Mickey’s Halloween Party. [Read more...]
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.
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
The Disney Parks Blog announced today that Finding Nemo Submarine will reopen on September 27th.
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.
“They call themselves, ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy’!”
“What a bunch of a-holes..” Capt. Eo said in disgust as he handed over the keys to the Magic Eye Theater in Disneyland. “I’ll be back!”
Guardians of the Galaxy will arrive on July 4th 2014 at the Magic Eye Theater in Tomorrowland at Disneyland. The preview will feature an extended look at the film before it opens in theaters in 3D with special in-theater effects. According to the Disney Parks blog Capt. Eo will be returning. Online rumors suggested that Capt Eo would be never coming back. But the show never went down despite these rumors.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” finds space adventurer Peter Quill the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain, but when Quill discovers the power it holds, he must find a way to rally the quartet of ragtag rivals hot on his trail to save the universe.
“Guardians of the Galaxy,” releases in U.S. theaters on August 1, 2014.
Disney raises prices again and Daniel has a crazy idea to reduce crowds. Yeah.. It’s crazy. Jae took a 3 day 2 night cruise on the Disney Wonder and talks about his experiences.
An awesome parade just got better. I for one still love Frozen. Ever since Frozen won the Academy Award and became one of Disney’s biggest hits, it all of a sudden became cool to hate. But not for me so I say bring it on! [Read more...]