We introduce your host Jenn Diz. Fan and Ears to the Ground Correspondent to the original Mousetalgia podcast, Jenn will be here every Thursday to bring you the latest and greatest in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure news.
Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 106 - Surprise! It’s our bonus show!
We have a very special bonus episode this week! We love this particular air date because it is the 2 year anniversary of Dateline Mousetalgia AND Disneyland’s 65th anniversary! For this show, we bring on some very special guests from the Mousetalgia family: Jeff, Dave Tina & Julia. We have a fun roundtable of questions that you will definitely want to tune into.
Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 105 - See Ya Real Soon!
It is episode 105 of Dateline Mousetalgia! We are here for one more show before Dateline Mousetalgia goes on a brief hiatus. This week we dive into Disneyland Resort news and all of the things we have seen with Downtown Disney’s reopening. Hong Disney is closing once again due to the pandemic but Walt Disney World has still pushed forward and all parks are now open. Mask policies have already changed and virtual queues appear to be on the horizon for more attractions. The NBA has exclusive access to WDW attractions and the teams are using Magic Bands throughout the resort. We also discuss the new options for WDW Annual Passholders. To end the show we bring on a very special guest for a quick roundtable and Dateline Mousetalgia memories. We also answer a few of our listener questions. Be sure to follow @datelinemousetalgia for future show updates!
Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 104 - Welcome Back to Downtown DIsney and Walt Disney World!
Welcome to Episode 104 of Dateline Mousetalgia. This week we have some big news to start the show that you’ll want to hear! Downtown Disney is reopening this week and we hear from Scott @disneylandnurse who was able to make a trip to visit on the reopening preview day. We also discuss some of the changes we are seeing already. Walt Disney World annual passholders got some surprising credit card charges this week and on the west coast the Disneyland Resort is starting up hotel reservations for August 1st. Walt Disney World is reopening on July 11th and Cast Member previews were held earlier this week. We chat with Youtuber Chris from Provost Park Pass to hear about his experience going to the Magic Kingdom on the first day of Cast Member previews. We also go over everything we have seen from the reopening so far such as operational changes, ride changes and more safety and security measures. Then we dive into Morgan’s favorite topic of the week, “Hamilton,” and hear Jenn’s review of the movie. We end the show with our Question of the Week! Be sure to follow us on instagram @datelinemousetalgia to participate!
Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 103 - A Princess and a Queen!
Episode 103 is here! This week we start the show with a casual chat about Margo Robbie starring in the new Pirates movies and Johnny Depp’s recent Jack Sparrow magic moment. Disneyland reopening has officially been pushed back and Cast Members are protesting the future reopening. Splash Mountain is getting a complete redesign to become a ride based off the “Princess and the Frog” movie. We discuss this and the lead Imagineer, Charita Charter. Disneyland had a helicopter fly over the park this week and many are speculating what the footage will be used for. Construction has resumed on the Frontierland gate but future projects are going to reopen in stages including “Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway”. Disneyland Resort is asking guests in a survey to decide what to do about their future reservations and the WDW monorail got a social distancing update. Mulan has been pushed back once again and will not go straight to Disney+. We review last week’s “Hamilton” question and Jenn has a new Question of the Week for us this week! Send us your answers on our Instagram account @datelinemousetalgia!
Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 102 - Disneyland’s Reopening News Just Keeps On Changing!
It’s episode 102 of Dateline Mousetalgia and reopenings are coming very soon!! Well actually...maybe not?! Downtown Disney will still be reopening with new safety procedures on July 9th, but, we found out after we recorded that the Disneyland reopening date has been pushed back. In this episode we discuss the WDW reservation process and bring on our friend Freddy from the Orlando Adventure Club Podcast to talk about his reservation making experience. Cast Member & AP previews are happening for WDW and Magic Bands are sadly being phased out. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has been canceled but we chat about what will be reopening with the parks. Annual Passholders for WDW have new options for their passes and Disney themed masks are now being sold at Disney Springs. Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disney both have reopening dates. We end the show with a new Question of the Week! Tell us your answer on instagram @datelinemousetalgia.
Dateline Mousetalgia - Episode 101 - Change is Good!
Welcome to episode 101 of Dateline Mousetalgia! Orange County is no longer requiring face masks and there is a Change.org petition to push back the reopening date of the Disneyland Resort. We have a few more updates about WDW reopening including hotel reservations and testing of contactless bag checks. The fireworks animation has been removed from the Disneyland app & My Disney experience app... a sign of the times? Hong Disneyland is reopening today with similar reopening guidelines that we have seen for other parks. The Star Wars celebration has been pushed to 2022 and the Disneyland After Dark: STar Wars Nite event has also been postponed with no rescheduled date just yet. E discuss a petition that came out to retheme Splash Mountain to the Princess and the Frog and this week we are super excited to bring our friends from the Podketeers podcast on the episode! We do a fun roundtable game with them about previous Disneyland reimagining and of course we end the episode with a new Question of the Week!