36 episodes

Your one-stop shop for the stories, secrets and shenanigans of a popcorn-fueled theme park journalist. Join author, reporter and expert Carlye Wisel for breaking news, unexpected interviews and reported stories about Disney and Universal every week.


It’s an audio theme park party — and you’re invited! Have a vacation question, Epcot comment or Galaxy’s Edge hot take your friends no longer wanna listen to? Call us at 747-CHURROS (747-248-7767) and we might play your call on a future episode!


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Very Amusing with Carlye Wisel Carlye Wisel

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 83 Ratings

Your one-stop shop for the stories, secrets and shenanigans of a popcorn-fueled theme park journalist. Join author, reporter and expert Carlye Wisel for breaking news, unexpected interviews and reported stories about Disney and Universal every week.


It’s an audio theme park party — and you’re invited! Have a vacation question, Epcot comment or Galaxy’s Edge hot take your friends no longer wanna listen to? Call us at 747-CHURROS (747-248-7767) and we might play your call on a future episode!


Very Amusing is brought to you with special thanks to Acast and ICM Partners.

    DUFFY RETURNS WITH AN ALL-NEW FRIEND!

    DUFFY RETURNS WITH AN ALL-NEW FRIEND!

    DUFFY THE DISNEY BEAR IS ADDING A NEW PAL — LinaBell —TO HIS GANG AND I CAN'T WAIT TO TELL YOU MORE ABOUT HER!!!!!!


    I'm ONCE AGAIN joined by MY gaggle of friends in this follow-up to last season's episode: Eva Lee, Manager, Content Planning at Walt Disney Imagineering, and THE DUFFY PHILOSOPHER HIMSELF, Charlie Watanabe, Sr. Story Editor at Walt Disney Imagineering!!!!!!!!!!


    **new to the Duffy & Friends universe?** Scroll back to May 19th, 2021's episode, "The One About Duffy & Friends"!


    ~ PS: there is a small error in the Churros Hotline Q&A section of this podcast! ~
    The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve does *not* have a rooftop bar!
    It's a top floor event space and my brain is mush from remembering too many Disney facts and goofed.
    My apologies! Though I'm staying there the first second I can!




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    • 47 min
    How Things Work: Soarin' Around The World

    How Things Work: Soarin' Around The World

    Our HOW THINGS WORK series is back with Marie Colabelli, Senior Producer of Large Format Experiential Media & Installations who gives us the inside scoop (and shocking stories!!) behind what it took to create Soarin' Around the World and the process by which she and her team worked to update Epcot's Circle-Vision films.


    Trust me when I say you will NEVER look at these large-format attractions the same way again!


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    RELEVANT LINKS:
    https://www.disneyhistory101.com/new-blog-2/2018/9/8/ben-sharpsteen-museum
    https://www.sharpsteenmuseum.org
     
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    All About Aulani's Luau!

    All About Aulani's Luau!

    Can you hear the distant music? Smell the ocean breeze? That's because we're going on a *virtual vacation* to Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa!
    Join Imagineering’s Jeanette Lomboy and Aulani’s Nate Rhodes as we chit-chat about the glorious Hawaiian resort, its immense level of artistic detail and the showstopping KA WA'A Luau.


    Learn more about KA WA'A Luau: https://www.disneyaulani.com/activities/luau/
    Watch a peek online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFTtFucj8Ng
    Eggs on YouTube!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq6p--GVSjdVKp_B4zQbqgQ


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    • 57 min
    Malcolm Gladwell Has Entered The Chat

    Malcolm Gladwell Has Entered The Chat

    Malcolm Gladwell: not a Hidden Mickey. Quite the opposite, in fact. As you’ll soon hear, the famed journalist, author and host of podcast Revisionist History is very new to all things Disney. So how did he, fresh on the scene, wind up so deep in The Little Mermaid that he arrived at this caramel corn-coated podcast? You’ll just have to listen to find out.


    Listen to Malcolm's podcast, Revisionist History:
    https://www.pushkin.fm/show/revisionist-history/


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    • 1 hr
    It's A Churros Hotline Episode!

    It's A Churros Hotline Episode!

    oh yeah, baby! we're answering a bucketful of your phone calls on this week's ALL CHURROS HOTLINE EPISOOOODE!


    related links:
    Bloomberg story about Tokyo Disney Sea: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-02/why-disney-fans-have-their-post-pandemic-sights-set-on-japan
    Eater story about pink frosted cookies: https://www.eater.com/22446122/utah-pink-sugar-cookie-recipe-dutchmans-swig


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    • 40 min
    Disneyland at Home, Revisited

    Disneyland at Home, Revisited

    A Disneyland at Home episode? In July 2021? Yep. Trust me, this one's worth it.


    Relevant Links:
    Mark's Star Tours: https://www.tiktok.com/@ricksavage64/video/6976318927353908485
    Mark's Homemade Rides on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo1CN5Ds7gSIF7Nn_60lmhQ
    Brandon's Mini Disneyland on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@brandon.hardy.art
    Brandon's Website: https://brandonhardy-art.com


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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

ChelleRae25 ,

Yes

This is everything I never knew I wanted and needed in a podcast. Content? Incredible. Presentation? Immaculate.
Carlye brings such care and a wealth of knowledge to this kind of niche corner of the internet, all while keeping it feeling a personable and friendly space. This podcast, I think for many, has been a weekly highlight in such a tough year and I can’t wait to see where it goes!
Thanks for all your hard work, Carlye!
10/10 Mickey pretzels

miss T86 ,

Favourite Theme Park Podcast

If you like theme parks, details, cold hard facts, and funnies... this podcast is for you!!
It is one of the best thing that came out in 2020!

How can you not LOVE a podcast that explains how a glitter farting character meet and greet works??!!

ac091 ,

Delightful!

Such a fun listen:)

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