Episode 263 – Friday with Friends 02/16/18

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This week’s Listener Interaction show was recorded on Facebook LIVE while taking comments and questions from our viewers watching from home. We also answer questions submitted by our listeners via social media. This week we’ll discuss some of our favorite Disney afternoon TV shows and other TV shows we watched while growing up, rumors about the monorail cars being updated … Read More

Episode 262 – Disney News 02/14/18

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This week on our Disney News episode of the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast, Disney raises the price of tickets at the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort in California, exciting new details emerge about attractions and a new Adventures By Disney destination from the D23 Expo in Japan, Pixar Pier begins to take shape out at … Read More

Disneyland tickets undergo significant price increase

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Disneyland raised prices for most admissions Sunday, a move that was widely expected as the park prepares for the 2019 opening of its much-anticipated “Star Wars” land. After the price hikes were announced, most Disney fans said they expect to keep on paying, though some said they were now priced out. Cynthia Varnell of Huntington Beach took her 4-year-old son … Read More

Disney to give $1,000 bonuses to 125,000 employees

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More than 125,000 employees at Walt Disney Company across the globe will each receive a $1,000 cash bonus, the company announced Tuesday. The company will also invest $50 million to help hourly employees pay for college tuition starting with the upcoming fall semester, company chairman and chief executive officer Robert Iger announced Tuesday. Nearly 88,000 employees are eligible. “I have … Read More

Episode 249 – DVC By Resale

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Shontell Crawford from DVC By Resale joins us to talk a little bit about what the Disney Vacation Club is, what DVC By Resale is, how the market for DVC is shifting, and why now might be the perfect time so buy or sell DVC on the resale market. Whether you’ve ever considered buying into the Disney Vacation Club or … Read More

Episode 247 – Disney News 01/10/18

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This week in Disney news we get official word of another Epcot attraction closure, Disneyland gets first ever complete street car rail replacement, Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts workshops are announced, Black Panther trailer premiers, and much more! FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018 SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018 MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018 TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018 WEDNESDAY, … Read More

Episode 245 – Listener Interaction 01/05/18

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This week for our Listener Interaction episode, we answer questions from listeners about the safest Walt Disney World resort restaurant to take a picky eater to, Jonathan’s favorite Disney Christmas specials, attractions we would like to see Disney add to their theme parks and more!

Episode 244 – Disney News 01/03/18

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This week in Disney news we get more details about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, we suffer a very dear loss of one of the Citizens of Hollywood, Imagineers unveil new details about the Incredicoaster at Disney’s California Adventure, Walt Disney World resort hotels remove “Do not disturb” signs from their rooms, and much more!

Episode 242 – 2017 Ear In Review

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It’s that time of year again! As 2017 comes to an end, we take a look back at all of the Disney news and announcements that took place over the course of the year. Join us, along with Window to the Magic host Paul Barrie, as we remember the many pieces of news that had us all talking about Disney … Read More

Episode 241 – Extinct Attraction Audio

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This week on All About the Mouse, our good friend Sam Polkinghorne has put together a special collection of extinct attraction audio based on listener feedback and requests. This episode features some of the most beloved and reminisced-about attractions like America Sings, The Timekeeper, Kitchen Kabaret, and more. Jonathan will also give us his SPOILER FREE review of Star Wars: … Read More

Episode 239 – Disney Christmas Specials

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This week our good friend Bryce Yelverton joins us to talk about all of the many Disney Christmas specials that have been released over the years. From Mickey’s Christmas Carol to the Wonderful World of Disney Magical Holiday Celebration, Disney never fails to get audiences feeling jolly and festive. Some of these specials have become timeless Disney classics that are … Read More

12 Days of Disney Parks

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Beginning tomorrow, Disney Parks Blog is launching their first-ever 12 Days of Disney Parks Christmas featuring daily updates on exciting new offerings coming to Walt Disney Parks & Resorts in 2018 and beyond. From December 5 through December 16, they’re unveiling exclusive new details about events, entertainment, attractions and more at the Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Aulani, a … Read More

Episode 238 – Positively Disney

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This week we are joined by author Kimberly Bouchard to talk about her “Positively Disney” book series, which features feel-good stories inspired by Disney theme parks, movies, fans, and more. We all have our favorite memories from the parks as well as other aspects of Disney that make us feel good inside, and they all mean different things to each … Read More

Episode 237 – Thanksgiving Movie Releases

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This week we’re back with a normal show and we’re talking about Disney Thanksgiving movie releases. From “Beauty and the Beast” to “Coco”, Disney has been releasing blockbuster films over the long Thanksgiving weekend, and we’re going to talk about the dozens of films that have been released during this busy time of year and look at their successes (and … Read More

Episode 236 – Disney Park Audio

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This week’s show is completely different from anything we’ve done before! Due to some technical difficulties at the All About the Mouse Studios East, we were unable to put together our normal format show. However, one of our good friends and loyal listeners, Sam, put together a fantastic episode of park audio for us to feature in this week’s show … Read More

Episode 235 – Creative Director and Author Dave Bossert

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This week we are talking with someone who has worked on dozens of Disney animated films like The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hercules, and more! Dave Bossert has not only had a hand in creating Disney classics, he has also worked on restoring several older Disney classics like Snow White and the … Read More

Episode 232 – Inside the Haunted Mansion

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This week our show is dedicated to the classic Disney attraction The Haunted Mansion. This has been a staple to Disney parks around the world for decades and it all began back in 1969 at the original Disneyland park. This week we take a look at some fun facts about the residence of the 999 Happy Haunts. There are so … Read More

New D23 2018 Events Announced

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In 2018, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club brings a new roster of events for fans around the country to enjoy. DESTINATION D: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICKEY: November 18, 2018, will mark 90 years since Mickey Mouse made his debut in Steamboat Willie at the Colony Theatre in New York City, and D23 is throwing a party at Disney’s Contemporary Resort … Read More

Disneyland unveils Haunted Mansion gingerbread house

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One of the best things about Disneyland during Halloween is undoubtedly the Nightmare Before Christmas-themed Haunted Mansion ride. The popular ride undergoes a spooky makeover every year for the Halloween season, and the coolest part of all — the giant gingerbread house in the ballroom — is absolutely epic this year. For the 17th season of the Haunted Mansion Holiday … Read More

Two Downtown Disney stores close for Star Wars VR experience

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The Disneyland Resort has announced that two Downtown Disney stores will close to make way for the Star Wars virtual reality experience that was recently announced in a new partnership with Void Experience Centers. Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will allow guests to walk freely into a galaxy far, far away…using a combination of virtual reality and physical surroundings. … Read More

Episode 224 – Tribute to The Great Movie Ride and Ellen

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast we take a look at two Walt Disney World attractions that are going to be closing down for good. The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Ellen’s Energy Adventure in Epcot have both entertained millions of guests over the years, and they have both deservedly earned their spot … Read More

New Star Wars VR experience coming to Disney Springs

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Soon, you’ll be able to literally step inside Star Wars. Lucasfilm, ILMxLAB, and THE VOID today announced a new hyper-reality experience called Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, which promises to plunge fans into the Star Wars universe. Created by ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment division, in collaboration with THE VOID, it will open to the public at two new VOID … Read More

Rex from Star Tours will be back in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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We’ve just learned that Rex, everyone’s favorite first-time pilot, will be the DJ in the new cantina coming to the cantina in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open at Disneyland before it opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. Source: WDWinfo.com

Details emerge about Star Wars Land official title and attractions

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Disney Parks revealed the title of their Star Wars land will be Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and it will include a Millennium Falcon attraction. Lucasfilm’s Star Wars franchise has been massively popular since George Lucas’ Episode IV – A New Hope debuted in theaters in 1977. For some time, Star Wars only consisted of the original trilogy and the prequel … Read More

Pixar Pier to replace Paradise Pier at DCA

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In addition to the amazing experiences for Disney Parks around the world announced today at D23 Expo by Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, a new immersive experience was just announced for Disney California Adventure park in California! In 2018, more of your favorite Pixar stories will come to Disney California Adventure park with the new Pixar … Read More

Maui makes his first in-park appearance in Shanghai Disneyland

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Maui, from the hit Disney film Moana, made his first character appearance in a Disney park at Shanghai Disneyland. The demigod Maui is alongside Moana in Shanghai Disneyland’s new ‘Summer Blast’ castle show. It is assumed that Maui will eventually make meet-and-greet appearances in Shanghai Disneyland. It is currently unknown when, or if, Maui will become a character at the … Read More

Disney removes bride auction from Pirates of the Caribbean

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The Hall of Presidents isn’t the only Disney attraction getting an overhaul. Suzi Brown, a spokeswoman for Disneyland Resorts, confirmed on Friday that the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride will be swapping out a scene in which a pirate buys his wife at auction. The scene, which appeared in the “Pirates” rides at Disney World, Disneyland and Disneyland Paris, … Read More

Episode 218 – Disney Gaming (Board/Table-top Games)

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast we talk with Kelly and Sarah, two of our listeners who love Disney games. To be exact, we’re talking about Disney-related board games and table-top games. There are some fun and exciting games out there for Disney fans of all ages, and we’re going to talk about some of our … Read More

Episode 216 – All Things Star Wars

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast Jonathan is joined by Don Morin and Melissa McGuire for a discussion about all things Star Wars. Bryan is touring the country with his family on vacation, so this week we are getting our Star Wars fix and geeking out on everything from Tauntauns to Sith lords in the movies … Read More

Episode 212 – Farewell to “Wishes” w/ Composer Greg Smith

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast Paul Barrie from A Window To The Magic is filling in for Jonathan while he is still away in Italy. Together we’re going to be remembering “Wishes” as it makes way for the new fireworks show at Magic Kingdom, “Happily Ever After”. Later in the show we’ll have the man … Read More

Episode 211 – The Disney Treatment For Moms

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast Jessica Sanders from The Happiest Blog On Earth fills in for Jonathan Dichter as co-host. Together, we’ll recognize Mother’s Day by talking about great ideas to give your mother the Disney treatment in the Disney theme parks in Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Whether you’re going to be in the … Read More

Disneyland’s Space Mountain Returns to Classic Theming

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According to the Disney Parks Blog, starting June 1 Disneyland’s Space Mountain will return to its original theming. The current Hyperspace Mountain overlay of the attraction opened on November 14th, 2015 to celebrate the Season of the Force event. The theming can transition very rapidly, so there are no expected closures due to the change. Source: Disney Parks Blog

Episode 207 – The Hodge Podge Episode

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast we are talking about a variety of different Disney-related topics. There have been a number of things that we’ve been meaning to talk about on the show lately from movie reviews to news items, and this week we’re going to catch up with an all-inclusive discussion about all things Disney. … Read More

Episode 204 – Attractions You Don’t Need A Fastpass For

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast, Jessica Sanders from The Happiest Blog on Earth and author of “Disneyland on any budget” joins us to talk about attractions at both the Walt Disney World resort and the Disneyland resort in California that you don’t need to waste a Fastpass on. Everyone wants to make the most of … Read More

Episode 203 – Killing Time While Waiting In Line

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast we are gearing up for the warmer months and busy crowds with a discussion on things to do while you’re waiting in line for attractions in Disney theme parks. Our good friend Bryce Yelverton, author of Coaster Crusade, joins us for some tips and ideas of fun ways to pass … Read More

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

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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

Episode 199 – Captain EO with Imagineer Terri Hardin

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This week on the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast we welcome back legendary Disney Imagineer Terri Hardin to talk about Captain EO. Terri worked alongside Michael Jackson, Francis Ford Coppola, and Anjelica Huston on Captain EO, which opened up at Epcot in the Magic Eye Theater in 1986. Terri shares her experiences with working with this amazing group of … Read More

Top 10 Places To Propose In Disney Theme Parks

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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

Disneyland Honor’s Longest Tenured Cast Member Of 60 Years

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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

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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 194 – Taking Young Children To The Parks

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This week we are answering a listener email asking about going to the parks with young children, and we’ve brought on Jessica Sanders, author of “Disneyland On Any Budget: Money Saving Tips From The Happiest Blog On Earth”, to help us talk about some tips to help out with these trips. From baby care and nursing to eating and emergencies, … Read More

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

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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

Imagineer Book Signing At Disneyland

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On December 17, meet Imagineers Vanessa Hunt, Ray Cadd and Christopher Dylan Merritt along with artists Stephen Cargile, Nina Rae Vaughn and Chuck Ballew to help celebrate the recent release of Disney Editions deluxe hardcover book, “Maps of the Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai.” The group will appear at Disneyana on Main Street, U.S.A., from 9-11 … Read More

Episode 186 – Disney Top 20

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

Episode 178 – Disneyland On Any Budget

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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

Disneyland and Single Riders

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Hey Mouskeketeers, Jessica here from The Happiest Blog on Earth! If you listened to the latest All About the Mouse Disney Podcast you heard me talking about my book, Disneyland On Any Budget. We also announced right here on All About the Mouse that the 2017 edition is up and ready, which means you awesome Mouseketeers are the first to … Read More