Episode 16 – I Demand Jasmine!
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Summer Season at the Disneyland Resort has officially begun with the Soundsational Summer promotion. Of course this means the opening of Star Tours: The Adventure Continues, The Little Mermaid: Arial's Undersea Adventure, Goofy’s Sky School, and Mickey’s Soundsational parade. While Goofy’s is not quite ready for prime time yet, everything else is and we have seen it all. So keep on listening and hear what we think of these new attractions. Click More for full show notes
Disneyland’s Wally Boag Dies at Age 90
Disneyland’s Betty Taylor at Age 91
Special Discounts for Southerns California Residents at Disneyland this Summer
New Updates Make Disneyland Hotel Better than Ever
E3 Microsoft Press Conference they announced “Disneyland Adventures” for Kinect
Mission Tortilla is Officially Closed. Rumour has it that Ghirardelli’s (The Chocolate Company) will replace it.
And of Course Star Tours, Little Mermaid, and Mickey Soundsational Parade now officially open.
On opening morning, the queue for the attraction stretched from the entrance of Tomorrowland, filled the central plaza and stretched down Main Street, U.S.A. Following the attraction's opening around noon, the line moved off Main Street, but still ranged between two to four hours throughout the day.
Also on Thursday, Disney officially opened the new Little Mermaid attraction in California Adventure. The event included a live performance by the voice of Ariel herself, Jodi Benson along with Sherie Rene Scott who portrays Ursula in Broadway's "The Little Mermaid" show. Also in attendance was the original voice of Ursula, actress Pat Carroll.
Following Thursday's grand opening, the rush to experience the new attraction was felt Friday morning as eager guests filled a massive extended queue that wound its way throughout Paradise Park, along Grizzly Trail and into the park's entryway, Sunshine Plaza.
Soundsational Summer is officially underway with Star Tours, Little Mermaid, and Mickey’s Soundsational parade now open. We’ve seen it all and we will share our thoughts.
Paul Rode Star Tours again and Daniel got to ride 4 times. Does the whole Multiple Destinations hold up?
Daniel and Paul's review of Little Mermaid – Arials Undersea Adventure.
Daniel and Pail’s review of Mickey Soundsational Parade.
Tip of the week with TommyPix.
Places at the DL Resort to cool off
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Talking Mickey Tests over at Toontown
Talking Mickey made an appearance today outside his house in Toontown. Take a look at the video below from DAPS Magic!
You may notice that Mickey doesn’t respond to a direct question and everything seems to be pre-determined phrases. So this is quite a different experience from the last time they tested this. Take a look at the video below from last May 2010.
Either way this is very cool!
Dissed By Disney: The Forgotten Princesses
Since I’ve been sick and bedridden for a little while, I watched some Disney movies just to kind of refresh my Disney film knowledge, and let’s face it, to make me feel better. It got me thinking about the “Disney Princess” line, which in turn got me to thinking about Disney Princesses who didn’t make the grade, and was kept out of the limelight.
Mousework – Factoids From Disney Employees
When I was younger, I used to work for Crown Books (this was before the rise of Barnes & Noble, Borders and Amazon.com, when most books stores were quaint and much smaller). I remember that whenever I told someone that I worked in a book store, people usually thought I was a lucky guy, but working in a book store was no different from any type of retail job. Which is to say it was mostly a well disguised slice of Hell.
I see Disney employees all the time. Some of them even recognize me now, and they are always smiling and always happy, so one may think “Wow it must be great to work at Disneyland!” But since I labored under that same species of misconception from my days as a book store clerk, I know it can’t all be smiles. I have put together some interesting little factoids from Disney Employees around the Net that I have gathered: