Mousetalgia is a podcast for Disney fans about Disneyland, Disney in society, and Disney trivia and history. Enjoy in-depth reviews of the parks, discussions about Disneyana and Disney merchandise, and our take on the latest Disney movies, books and more. View our galleries and join the discussion at www.mousetalgia.com!
Mousetalgia Episode 627: Disneyland's dark side
This week, get spooky with Mousetalgia as we take a look back at the darker side of Disneyland! From Ken Anderson's scary dark rides from the '50s to today's death-defying adventures throughout the park, we take a look at just how dark the park can get. We also present a schedule of online events that you can utilize to enjoy a spook-tacular virtual Halloween weekend. We also talk about the recent news that Disneyland won't be opening anytime soon - but Kristen Carr reports that actually, California Adventure's gates will be swinging open to welcome guests again shortly! Plus - the candy of Disneyland... and Becky's in the house!
Mousetalgia Episode 626: TInker Bell's flight
This week, we're thinking Tink! You may have thought you knew all there was to know about Tinker Bell, but Mousetalgia dives in and considers the flight of everyone's favorite fairy by looking at some interesting angles. First, we talk to aerialist Gina Rock, who flew across the sky in Disneyland as the fireworks lit up the night. Gina talks about her background as a gymnast, and the experience of portraying the famous pixie in her nightly ritual in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. We also talk to Klay Hall, the director of Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, on helping Disney relaunch Neverland for a new generation. Hall talks about developing Tink as a story editor for the 2008 Tinker Bell feature film, developing Pixie Hollow for Disneyland Park, and helping to guide the franchise as DisneyToon Studios launched the Disney Fairies, reimagining Tinker Bell for today's audiences while keeping her roots as one of Disney's most enduring and beloved characters. Plus - Kristen Carr checks in with a Mousetalgia FastPass... and more.
Mousetalgia Episode 625: The Cast Member
This week, the Disney community is reeling in the wake of tens of thousands of layoffs, which were made necessary due to the COVID-19 outbreak and complications from the California state government, according to Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks. Team Mousetalgia recognizes that it is the uniqueness of the Disney Cast Member that gives Disneyland its magic, so in this episode, we recognize and honor the Cast Member, both by speaking to a variety of former employees of the park and by offering a few thoughts from our listeners about the joy and happiness that Cast Members add to the Disney experience.
Mousetalgia Episode 624: A High Five special edition!
This week, Mousetalgia looks for some levity in this era of heavy news - so we are returning to the Mousetalgia High Five! Jeff shares five Halloween Time highlights from past years; Kristen shares her top five Disneyland '80s memories; special guest Tim Babb shares five shows missing from Disney+ (calling Dick Tracy!); and Dave hisses his way through Disney's top five slithering snakes. Plus - we answer your emails, Nebraska State Poet Matt Mason offers a bit of nostalgia, a listener offers a Downtown Disney trip report - and Kristen Carr checks in with a Mousetalgia FastPass!
Mousetalgia Episode 623: Disneyland icons
This week, Team Mousetalgia welcomes Disney historian Joseph Titizian back to the show to talk with us about Disneyland icons. In a time when so many people are longing for a chance to return to the happiest place on earth, we've decided to go back and look at some of the most iconic elements to a day at Disneyland - including that famous Disneyland logo "D", churros, the Disneyland Railroad, the mighty Matterhorn, and the truly iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle. Plus, we discuss what we miss most about the park, and welcome Kristen Carr back for another great Mousetalgia FastPass!
Mousetalgia Episode 622: Jeff Kurtti on The Disney Monorail
This week, Disney historian and author Jeff Kurtti joins Mousetalgia to discuss his latest book, "The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky." Kurtti talks about the genesis of the project and his perspective on writing the book; his relationship with coauthors Vanessa Hunt and Paul Wolski; and talks about how he made a book that tells the story of the famed Monorail with new art and information for a new audience. Kurtti also talks about his 1998 book "The Art of Mulan," which has been recently re-released in honor of the new live action film. Kurtti describes the process of putting the book together, and the response the book has garnered since. Plus - don't miss Kristen Carr's Mousetalgia FastPass, and we talk Halloween, Halyx, and Tron toys!
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I’m a Disney fan with the worst reality of being on the other side of the world from Disneyland and Walt Disney World. But now even though I make it to Disneyland every couple of years thanks to Mousetalgia I get the keep the magic alive. Fantastic, entertaining, and the perfect balance of personalities of the hosts. A must listen to anyone who loves Disneyland!
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Living in the land down under (Australia), I don't get to visit the Disney parks very often. I have been 3 times in my lifetime. I long to get back, but in the meantime this podcast gives me my Disney fix. You guys work really well together and this makes for a really entertaining show. Thanks and keep them coming. Brett from Australia.
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