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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! - Your Disneyland Podcast Team Mousetalgia

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    • 4.8, 673 Ratings

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 615: Disneyland Ambassador Willie Burckle

    Mousetalgia Episode 615: Disneyland Ambassador Willie Burckle

    This week, get radical with Mousetalgia as we take a look back at Disneyland in the '70s and '80s with former Disneyland Ambassador Willie Vander Zwaag Burckle. Willie served as a Tour Guide in the '70s and Goodwill Ambassador to the World in 1981, taking guests and VIPs on tours through Disneyland, and she shares stories from moments in her career, such as touring the park with the King of Jordan and visiting children's hospitals, and witnessing the healing power of Mickey Mouse. Also - Tiki birds take over the Haunted Mansion, Disney Parks Fuel Rod founders, Disneyland in 1982 - and Kristen Carr brings us the all new Mousetalgia FastPass!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Mousetalgia Episode 614: Disneyland auction, 3D Disneyland book

    Mousetalgia Episode 614: Disneyland auction, 3D Disneyland book

    This week, we take a look at Disneyland through the years from two different perspectives. First, we welcome Mike Van Eaton back to Mousetalgia to talk about the next in his series of Disneyland memorabilia auctions. "Disneyland: The First 65 Years" will be held on August 15 and 16, and Mike describes some of the highlights from this upcoming auction - including an actual tombstone from the Haunted Mansion! Then, we welcome Disney historian and author Dave Bossert to the show to discuss his latest book "3D Disneyland: Like You've Never Seen It Before," a photography book that showcases Disneyland through the lenses of a vintage 3D camera. The book shows rarely seen details of Disneyland from both the 1950s and the 1980s, providing a unique perspective on the park's past. Plus - our favorite characters from Alice in Wonderland - and more!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Mousetalgia Episode 613: Walt Disney World Resort re-opens

    Mousetalgia Episode 613: Walt Disney World Resort re-opens

    Kristen Carr joins Mousetalgia to discuss the re-opening of the Walt Disney World Resort, and gives us a trip report about her visit to the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks. She talks about the experience booking the trip and making reservations, what to expect regarding masks and social distancing, the dining experience, and her own reactions to re-experiencing the resort, which she hasn't visited for years. Plus - we review Osmo, a hands-on learning product that transforms kids' tech time into a beneficial experience - with a Disney twist, of course. Plus... an Osmo giveaway! 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Mousetalgia Episode 612: Disneyland Ambassador Connie Swanson Lane, Downtown Disney reopens

    Mousetalgia Episode 612: Disneyland Ambassador Connie Swanson Lane, Downtown Disney reopens

    Happy 65th birthday, Disneyland! This week, Mousetalgia has the privilege of speaking with former Disneyland Ambassador Connie Lane, the last Disneyland Ambassador who was personally selected by Walt Disney to represent Disneyland to the world. Connie shares with us her memories of being at Disneyland during many pivotal moments, including the opening of iconic attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean, Small World and Haunted Mansion, and her recollections of working with Walt Disney himself. Then, correspondent Kristen Carr reports from the grand re-opening of Downtown Disney, and gives you some idea of what to expect from a visit to the resort in the era of COVID-19.

    • 1 hr
    Mousetalgia Episode 611: Doug Lipp and Pam Lipp

    Mousetalgia Episode 611: Doug Lipp and Pam Lipp

    This week, Mousetalgia welcomes Doug Lipp and Pam Lipp to the show to talk about their individual extensive careers with the Disney Company. First, we talk to Doug Lipp, the author of "Disney U: How Disney University Develops the World's Most Engaged, Loyal, and Customer-Centric Employees." Doug discusses Disney University, learning from Van France and Jim Cora, opening Tokyo Disneyland, the cast member philosophy in Disney's international parks, and the experience of working for the Walt Disney Studios in the tumultuous 1980s. Then, we speak with Pam Lipp, who tells us about her time working at Disneyland on Main Street in the 1960s, making candy canes in the Candy Palace and selling jewelry at Rings and Things - and then becoming a tour guide at the park, and then moving to the Mickey Mouse Activity Center at the Walt Disney Studios for Disney University. Plus - Disneyland APs - keep 'em or get a refund? We discuss.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Mousetalgia Episode 610: Splash Mountain, visiting Walt Disney World, Stitch Shoppe

    Mousetalgia Episode 610: Splash Mountain, visiting Walt Disney World, Stitch Shoppe

    This week, Team Mousetalgia tries to find a laughing place in the midst of crazy changing deadlines and a new (albeit temporary) normal for visiting Disney's theme parks. But first, we speak with Liz DeSilva, VP Creative for Loungefly/Funko, who talks about the Stitch Shoppe, a new clothing line from Loungefly. Then, Beci Mehnken, CEO of Mouse Fan Travel, returns to talk about the reopening of Walt Disney World, and we discuss strategies, expectations and the new rules and regulations that will be a part of the new experience of visiting a Disney theme park (or taking a Disney cruise) during the era of COVID-19. Also - Splash Mountain is going to receive a re-theming to incorporate the characters from "Princess and the Frog," and we discuss - Jeff on the aesthetics of re-developing attractions, Kristen and Dave on the troubled history of Song of the South, and Becky on the strong character presented in Tiana.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
673 Ratings

673 Ratings

DGH and Yeti ,

Another very nice episode

Moustalgia continues to present excellent podcasts about Disneyland and things Disney. Thanks to the hosts (and also to Kirk) for another great episode and thanks for the other things they give to their listeners. They are always bringing a little more joy into this world.

EEL28 ,

Great Disney History Podcast

Been listening for years and I love it!

Verolly ,

An hour worth of Disney

The four hosts of this podcast are so much fun to listen to. Each one brings a different element and their love for Disney is infectious. You will be entertained with interviews, history and current happenings. If you want to learn more about Disneyland and all the things that worked together to form this world that Walt built this is the podcast for you. I am adding on as I still love this podcast but I am getting tired of hearing Kristen go on every week about a different sjw topic. We get it you live in Seattle and are very progressive but please tone down or keep the preaching to a minimum. We all want Disney to do the right thing and love seeing new changes to reflect the ever changing world.

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