Episode 217 – Must Do Disney

Bryan RipperPodcast0 Comments

This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast we are talking with Stacey from the Walt Disney World Resort programs “The Top 7” and “Must Do Disney”. These shows have been running in Walt Disney World resort rooms for 12 years showcasing all of the amazing attractions that the parks have to offer, and Stacey has been the … Read More

Episode 215 – Disney Theatrical Reference Tracks

Bryan RipperPodcast0 Comments

This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast Patrick Kramer joins us to talk about his role in the recording of Disney’s official reference track for the theatrical version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Patrick is a Nashville resident, singer/actor, and theatrical producer, and he had the opportunity to record the voices for Phoebus and Clopin as … Read More

Commonalities In Disney Movies Over the Decades

Bryan RipperBlog0 Comments

Disney has been making full-length motion pictures for almost 80 years, and they have an amazing catalogue of classic fairytales and stories that have entertained and inspired generations. These stories range in scope from princesses and damsels in distress to futuristic robots falling in love in a post-apocalyptic world. In spite of the differences in story, characters, and even decade … Read More

New Wilderness Explorer Badges Available in Pandora – The World of Avatar

Bryan RipperNews0 Comments

With all the excitement surrounding the opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we thought you should know that Wilderness Explorer troop leaders have traveled there already. Now that the land is open, guests will be able to earn two new Pandora-themed Wilderness Explorers badges when they learn about the flora and fauna that lives … Read More

New Pandora MagicBands Now Available

Bryan RipperNews0 Comments

We’ve shared information on Pandora – The World of Avatar merchandise that will be available at Windtraders, the land’s store, and today, we’ve got some brand new MagicBand 2 designs to share with you that are also currently available. The purple limited-edition graphic MagicBand 2 featuring bioluminescent scenes from nighttime in Pandora (pictured above), showcases the artwork of Dylan Cole, … Read More

290 Disney Animations Are Headed To Auction

Bryan RipperNews0 Comments

A massive collection of original Disney animation is headed to public auction, according to Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers and Turner Classic Movies, on June 5, 2017. The auction is named “An Important Animation Art Collection, The Property of a Gentleman” and will be held in New York City. Before the items officially go on sale they will be up on … Read More

Episode 214 – Must-Do Places To Eat for the WDW First-Timer

Bryan RipperPodcast0 Comments

This week on the All About the Mouse Disney podcast we talk about the must-do places to eat in Walt Disney World for first-timers. There are so many amazing and unique places to eat on Walt Disney World property, but how many of these places would you recommend to someone who is visiting the parks for the very first time? … Read More

Main Street Electrical Parade emojis on Emoji Blitz

Bryan RipperNews

Disney Emoji Blitz is a mobile app that allows players to collect Disney and Pixar emojis. The Disney Parks Blog just announced that the app is releasing Main Street Electrical Parade emojis from April 28 to May 3! Some of the emojis include classic drum float, Elliot from Pete’s Dragon, some of the buildings on Main Street U.S.A., and many … Read More

Episode 205 – Sounds From The Studios

Bryan RipperPodcast

This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast we have a special episode filled with some exciting new audio from The Studios! There’s so much exciting stuff to show you this week from The Studios that we’re going to forego talking about the latest Disney news, All About the Mousketeer Roll Call, etc. until next week. We hope … Read More

New Elephant Experience Coming To Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Bryan RipperNews

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is introducing a new elephant experience beginning March 12 2017. During the 60-minute “Caring for Giants” experience, you’ll meet with dedicated animal specialists who provide for the care and wellness of our African elephant herd. They’ll give you a glimpse into their day-to-day responsibilities as they provide fascinating facts about the elephants. African cultural representatives will also … Read More

Episode 201 – Don Hahn Talks Live-action B & B

Bryan RipperPodcast

This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast, legendary Disney producer talks with us about his latest project and soon to be released live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson. Don produced the original modern day Disney classic animated film and he is thrilled to talk about the latest incarnation of this magical fairy tale. … Read More

Top 10 Places To Propose In Disney Theme Parks

Bryan RipperBlog

Disney theme parks can be some of the most magical places on earth. So, it’s no surprise that people have been using the magical fairytale setting of the parks as the site for their marriage proposals to their soul mates for years. But, where is the best place in the park to propose? Well, the possibilities are endless. Depending on … Read More

Episode 197 – Bring Back That Old Disney Magic

Bryan RipperPodcast

This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast, we invite one of our loyal listeners on the show to co-host and participate in a discussion that he suggested. We all have things that we originally fell in love with all throughout the Disney organization. Whether it’s theme parks or movies, a lot has changed over the years, and … Read More

Custom Disney Dresses by Paige’s Pretties

Bryan RipperBlog

A lot of people who know me are surprised to hear that my wife is a big Disney fan as well. She doesn’t quite take it to the extreme as much as I do, but she definitely “gets it”, as people in the Disney community say. So, when she discovered a custom Disney dress shop online called Paige’s Pretties, she … Read More

Disneyland Honor’s Longest Tenured Cast Member Of 60 Years

Bryan RipperNews

Disneyland recently honored cast member Oscar Martinez with a 60-year service award. For the past 50 years, Oscar has been a cook at Carnation Café on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland Park. He began his career on December 29, 1956, working as a busboy in quick-service restaurants in Fantasyland. For Oscar’s milestone anniversary, Walt Disney Imagineering created a special award … Read More

Episode 196 – Disney Princesses

Bryan RipperPodcast

This week we are joined again by Brooke Lowry of the Redefining Royalty blog to talk with us about some of our favorite Disney Princesses. Disney has a wide array of princesses with various personality, physical, and character traits, and we’re going to break them down and look at what makes each one unique and special. In the new this … Read More

Episode 195 – Add, Remove, and Change (Epcot)

Bryan RipperPodcast

This week we have a surprise guest host on the show. We welcome one of our loyal listeners, Sara from Maryland, to talk about changes that we would like to see come to Epcot. Epcot is a classic Disney theme park that has stood the test of time for almost 35 years, but with all of the things being added … Read More

Star Wars Galactic Nights Special Event Coming in April 2017

Bryan RipperNews

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is hosting a special Star Wars inspired party in April 2017. Star Wars Galactic Nights will be held on April 14 2017, from 7pm until midnight. Tickets are $129 per adult, and $124 for ages 3-9. Discounted price for Annual Passholders and DVC Members is $119 for adults and $114 for ages 3-9. In addition, be sure … Read More

Disney Streaming Game Box To Be Released In 2017

Bryan RipperNews

As reported by TomsGuide, the Disney Kids TV box, made by peripheral company Snakebyte, can also stream a variety of TV/movie content and play music. It’ll come pre-loaded with movies, shows, and games, though Disney did not announce the full lineup. For games, you can buy an optional controller (pricing was not mentioned), while it also works with Bluetooth controllers. … Read More

Episode 193 – Disney New Year’s Resolutions

Bryan RipperPodcast

Happy New Year!!! It’s officially 2017 and it’s time to start making those New Year’s resolutions. So, this week Bryan and Jonathan are discussing their New Year’s resolutions that have to do with Disney. We’d love to hear what your Disney New Year’s resolutions are also! In the news this week, Disney stands to make a small fortune off Carrie … Read More

5 Reasons You Should Take Your Infant Or Toddler To Disney Theme Parks

Bryan RipperBlog

As someone who is an obvious Disney fan, I get a lot of different people at work and elsewhere asking me for advice and tips for their vacations to Disney. One of the questions I get quite a bit is the one dealing with, “How soon is too soon to take your child to Walt Disney World?”. If you ask … Read More

Magic Kingdom To Replace Welcome Show

Bryan RipperNews

Beginning January 9, the Magic Kingdom is changing its opening procedures and welcome show. Now, guests will be allowed onto Main Street prior to opening where guests will be able to make purchases at the Main Street Bakery. Then at the park’s scheduled opening time there will be a new welcome show. The new show is described by the Disney … Read More

Stories From Small Disney Shops (Part 2)

Amy GoninanBlog

Last week we began a look at some truly unique small shops run by Disney fans that create products for Disney fans. This week we’re going to continue our look at some of these terrific small Disney shops. In case you missed the first part last week, you can read it here. Their shop: http://magicmainstreet.storenvy.com/ Their Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/magicmainstreet Magic … Read More

John Krasinksi To Narrate Latest Disneynature Film

Bryan RipperNews

From Entertainment Weekly: “The erstwhile Jim Halpert is set to narrate Disney’s upcoming film Born In China, EW can exclusively reveal. The latest release from the Disneynature film label is set to hit theaters on Earth Day 2017, chronicling the stories of three separate animal families: a panda bear mother raising her increasingly independent baby, a young golden monkey who … Read More

Episode 188 – Disney Holiday Shopping Lists

Bryan RipperPodcast

This week we have a roundtable discussion with our friend and author of “Coaster Crusade” Bryce Yelverton about great holiday gift ideas for Disney fans. There are so many terrific and unique ideas out there that only the avid Disney fan can truly appreciate, and they would love to have Santa show up at their house with any one of … Read More

Jingle Bell, Jingle “Meh”

Bryan RipperBlog

The other day I was telling my wife about the new holiday night time show at Hollywood Studios, “Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam”. This show is brand new and showcases some of the impressive projection technology that has been amazing audiences at Magic Kingdom, but this time, it’s on the Chinese Theater. Set to holiday music, it utilizes special effects, fireworks, … Read More

Episode 187 – Destination D Amazing Adventures

Bryan RipperPodcast

This week we take a look at the exciting announcements that came out of Destination D, the D23 Disney fan convention, in Walt Disney World. There were big pieces of news announced concerning Star Wars Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studio and Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but there were also several smaller announcements that are very exciting as well. In … Read More

Episode 186 – Disney Top 20

Bryan RipperPodcast

This week we pick a specific Disney topic and category and then we go through the top 20 things in that particular category. This is similar to when we did a news story a while back about the Top 10 Resorts in Walt Disney World.

Episode 185 – Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet Update

Bryan RipperPodcast

This week we have special guest Don Morin, organizer of the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet, on the show to talk about this extremely popular event. The Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet is a Disney fan gathering in the Seattle, Washington area of the country that has really taken off! Going into its 10th year, it has grown as a tight-knit community … Read More

A Look At The Hall of Presidents

Bryan RipperBlog

This week United States citizens elect their next President. The last year and a half of campaigning has been disturbing enough to turn stomachs on both sides of the aisle. So, while the rest of the country goes out to vote and fires up their Twitter and Facebook accounts to engage in verbal Civil War, I thought I’d look at … Read More

New Personal Water Taxis at Disney’s Grand Floridian

Bryan RipperNews

Disney’s Grand Floridian just launched a new service for guests wanting a more direct route from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort to locations on and around the Seven Seas Lagoon. For $20 per boat, each way, up to guests can board a personal water taxi at the recreation marina, near the Sugar Loaf building. The service is available from 8 am … Read More

Drone Light Show To Come To Disney Springs

Bryan RipperNews

Recently, word has been spreading around about Disney possibly using drone technology in the distant or maybe even near future to implement more spectacular night time shows in the parks. We’ll Disney released a teaser that hints to this technology coming to Disney Springs in a new night time show sooner than most people probably expected. Disney obtained FAA clearance … Read More

Episode 183 – Richard White (Gaston)

Bryan RipperPodcast

This week Bryan and Jonathan are joined for Richard White, the actor who portayed Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, to talk about his work on the film, a look back with the 25th anniversary of its release, and much more. We also will make another Mouse Call to one of our loyal All About the Mouseketeers with Richard … Read More

What’s In A Date? Incredibles and Toy Story sequels in 2018 and 2019

Bryan RipperBlog

With these dates so far out, it’s not hard to predict an almost inevitable change in release dates. Usually, films are only at the early stages of or in the middle of production when they announce the release dates that early. They’re more goals than anything else. However, the fact that these two films just switched release dates has me … Read More

Episode 182 – Things To Do At Night In Walt Disney World

Bryan RipperPodcast

This week we’re talking with Beci Mahnken of Mousefan Travel about things to do at Walt Disney World at night. Especially once the parks start closing earlier, people will start finding themselves venturing out in search of things to do at night. So what do you do when you’re on vacation in Walt Disney World and all of the parks … Read More

Episode 181 – Listener Feedback

Bryan RipperPodcast

This week we are answering questions and talking about topics suggested by our listeners from our Facebook page. Topics range from things to do with toddlers at Disneyland to Disney places to visit outside of the theme parks. We even answer some questions related to the possible return of Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and whether or not … Read More

Tips For Your Disney Family Road Trip

Bryan RipperBlog

Right now I am preparing for a 9-day road trip with my family. We did our first cross-country road trip as a spur of the moment trip, back in March, from Florida to Disneyland in California and back. While there are things we would definitely do differently, I have to think that we did a lot of things right, because … Read More

Episode 180 – Jayme Twins Art

Bryan RipperPodcast

Shop The Jayme Twins’ Etsy Store Jemely and Jeremy Jayme are twin sisters who are passionate storytellers and freelance artists. They’re the kind of twins that do everything together, very much like Fred and George Weasley. They’ve shown at pop culture galleries in Anaheim, CA and sell their art at comic conventions. They currently reside in Mill Creek, WA. They … Read More

Teaser Trailer Released for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Bryan RipperNews

We’re getting our first real look at the trailer for the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”. The latest installment is set to be released in 2017, and it will star Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Sir Paul McCartney, and Javier Bardem as Captain Salazar. According to IMDB, “Captain … Read More

Muppet Mobile Lab Returns To Epcot

Bryan RipperNews

Muppet Mobile Lab, featuring Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant Beaker, has returned to Epcot this week! The Mobile Lab is a Walt Disney Imagineering Character creation that rides around Epcot interacting with guests. While the Muppet characters are riding around, they engage in a 6-8 minute comedy skit. Dr. Honeydew and Beaker first make their appearance in Epcot with … Read More

Exploring Disney’s Tree of Life

Bryan RipperBlog

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of Disney’s most unique parks to date. The park not only has that Disney magic that we are all so fond of, but it is teeming with life – literally! That is why it is so fitting that the park icon and defining structure is the 145 ft. tall Tree of Life. Modeled after a … Read More

Episode 178 – Disneyland On Any Budget

Bryan RipperPodcast

This week we are talking about ways you can save money on your Disneyland vacation. The author of “Disneyland on any budget”, Jessica Sanders, is joining us to talk about the tips and tricks she’s used to make her family’s Disneyland trips more affordable. Jessica also runs The Happiest Blog on Earth, so be sure to check it out at … Read More

Stitch’s Great Escape To Switch To Seasonal Status

Bryan RipperNews

We have good news and bad news, depending on what side you’re on, as it pertains to Stitch’s Great Escape in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom. Saturday, October 1st will be the last day of regular operation for Stitch. As of October 2nd, the attraction will switch to “seasonal” status, meaning that it will no longer be open on a daily … Read More

Top 10 Souvenirs That Don’t Cost As Much As Your Vacation

Adam GoswickBlog

It’s no secret: getting to Walt Disney World isn’t a vacation on the cheap. There may be more budget-friendly ways to approach your trip, but you’re still spending hundreds, probably thousands, of dollars. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always leave a lot of room for memorabilia to commemorate your experience. While there are plenty of ways to maximize your spending in the … Read More

Episode 177-Paige O’Hara, The Voice Of Belle, Returns

Bryan RipperPodcast

This week Paige O’Hara, the voice of Belle from Beauty and the Beast, returns to All About the Mouse to talk to us about Beauty and the Beast, the 25th anniversary of the film, and what she’s been doing since. Paige was a guest on a previous episode, and we’re thrilled to have her back talking with us again. Be … Read More

The Disney Wonder To Get Some Magical Upgrades

Bryan RipperNews

The Disney Cruise Line is getting ready to add some exciting new enhancements to the Disney Wonder. The Disney Wonder is currently in dry dock, while they make quite a few upgrades to the ship. Some of the most notable upgrades will be to dining, clubs, and the pool and water play areas. Tiana’s Place – One of the biggest … Read More

Rapunzel Rest Area Untangled

Bryan RipperBlog

Disney theme parks contain some of the best examples of attention to detail that you’ll find anywhere. Even when Disney builds a rest area, seemingly consisting of nothing more than benches and restrooms, they do so with as much care and attention to detail as you’ll find in any attraction in the park. This is certainly true with the rest … Read More

Beauty and the Beast Newly Added Bonus Features

Bryan RipperNews

This past Tuesday Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 25th anniversary edition was released as a digital download with some bonus features, which include behind the scenes footage of the upcoming Beauty and the Beast live-action remake set to release in 2017. One of the pieces of bonus footage is a scene from a table read with stars Emma Watson and … Read More

Episode 176-All About The Muppets

Bryan RipperPodcast

This week Steve Swanson, host of The Muppetcast, joins us to talk about The Muppets. Over the years, Disney has shown major signs of their efforts to try to bring back The Muppets to a larger audience, but it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride. The Muppet Show was revived only to have it canceled again a short while … Read More

Character Meet and Greet Lineup Announced For Halloween Party

Bryan RipperNews

Disney just announced the characters that will be available for meet and greets at this year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and they did not disappoint. Some of the characters are the same characters who usually make an appearance at the Halloween party, but this year there are some new faces, including Jack and Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas, … Read More

Disney’s Live Stream Broadcast of the Main Street Electrical Parade

Bryan RipperNews

The Main Street Electrical Parade received special recognition Sunday evening from Disney as they broadcast a live stream of the parade live from Magic Kingdom on the Disney Parks Blog. As Disney puts it, The Main Street Electrical Parade will be “glowing away” as it pertains to Walt Disney World when it makes it’s final appearance of this current run … Read More

Exploring Jock Lindsey’s In Disney Springs

Bryan RipperBlog

Recently Disney Springs has gone through a major transformation bringing in a plethora of new shops and dining locations. One of the brand new locations in the Disney Springs Landing area that is attracting a lot of attention is the Indiana Jones-themed Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar. This lounge is rich in theming, back story, and décor. It’s really the kind of place where you might want to go to relax and be immersed in another world (and time) other than the one you are currently in.

Episode 174-Disney’s Aulani Resort Review

Bryan RipperPodcast

One of Disney’s newer Vacation Club Resorts sits in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and is a literal paradise. Disney’s Aulani Resort in Ko Olina, Hawaii is a home away from home for Disney Vacation Club members, and it brings a little taste of Disney to the beauty of the Pacific islands. This week Bryan are joined by Jonathan’s … Read More

7 Things To Do At Night In Walt Disney World

Bryan RipperBlog

Over the nearly 45 years since it opened, Walt Disney World has become synonymous with the words “magic” and “fun”. Thousands of guests flock to the parks daily to experience the classic attractions, shows, and entertainment. If you’re anything like me, though, you’ve probably found yourself experiencing that awkward moment when the parks have all closed, but you’re not quite ready to end your day yet.

Episode 172-Disney Producer Don Hahn

Bryan RipperPodcast

Share this Post This week we are joined for the entire show by legendary Disney Producer Don Hahn. Don has worked on classic films like: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Maleficent, and even the upcoming Beauty and the Beast live action remake. Don talks with us about his body of work, his love of … Read More