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A Bi-Weekly Guide to the Disneyland Resort.

The DisGeek Podcast - Your Guide to the Disneyland Resort Daniel Hale

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.2, 155 Ratings

A Bi-Weekly Guide to the Disneyland Resort.

    The DisGeek Podcast 163 - Reopenings and Closings

    The DisGeek Podcast 163 - Reopenings and Closings

    This episode the DisGeek crew talks about all of the reopenings at Walt Disney World as well as everything closing. We also discuss Splash Mountain changes.

    News

    Disneyland Delayed it’s July 17th Opening Indefinitely

    Downtown Disney Reopens

    WDW Parks are open. Some resorts are open, some are not.

    Epcot Postpones Mary Poppins and Spaceship Earth Projects

    Splash Mountain Retheme to Princess and the Frog.

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    Daniel @disgeekpodcast
    Tommy @tommypix
    Chris @dizchris
    Jes @jesjones1976

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The DisGeek Podcast 162 - What We Miss

    The DisGeek Podcast 162 - What We Miss

    In this episode the DisGeek crew discuss our favorite attractions from the Disneyland Resort that are no longer with us. We also talk about the parks re-opening dates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    News
    Proposed dates to reopen Disneyland
    Proposed dates to reopen Walt Disney World
    An Update on WDW Reservations
    5 Things Walt Disney World can learn from Universal Orlando reopenig
    Feature
    What is your favorite Disneyland attraction or restaurant that is no longer with us.
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    Daniel @disgeekpodcast
    Tommy @tommypix
    Chris @dizchris
    Jes @jesjones1976

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The DisGeek Podcast 161 - We’re All in This Together™

    The DisGeek Podcast 161 - We’re All in This Together™

    In episode 161 the DisGeek crew talks about returning to Disneyland once the COVID-19 Pandemic is over. And other stuff.

    Disney Springs Reopening in Phases on May 20

    Over at Disneyland in Anaheim, it has been announced that Disneyland is not accepting hotel reservations until JULY 1st.

    The Shanghai Disneyland reopens in phases starting MAY 11 the following health and safety protocols include:

    Employee screenings and protection
    Institute health and safety COVID-19 training for employees Encourage contactless interactions with visitors Provide masks and additional protective equipment to employees
    Entrance and security checkpoints
    Require advanced reservations for daily visitors and annual pass holders Use government-issued Shanghai health QR code contact tracing system Implement temperature screening Limit attendance and pulse visitor entry Sanitize entry turnstiles Require visitors to wear protective face masks
    Social distancing and sanitization
    Control visitor capacity and density Reduce 80,000 visitor capacity to 24,000 visitors per day Increase sanitization and disinfection measures at high-touch locations Install hand sanitizing stations at attraction entrances and exits
    Rides and attractions
    Manage capacity in queues and on ride vehicles Structure queues to maintain social distancing Enforce social distancing on ride vehicles Sanitize ride vehicles, handlebars and queue railings Temporarily close some theater shows and children’s play areas
    Shows and characters
    Temporarily suspend parades and nighttime spectaculars Offer nightly light and music show on the Enchanted Storybook Castle Temporarily halt close interactions and close-up photos with costumed characters Offer daily Mickey and Friends Express character procession
    Dining safety protocols
    Manage restaurant capacity Allow visitors to remove protective face masks while dining
    A Message about Disney Parks from Chief Medical Officer

    Reopening Plan for Shanghai

    Interesting Article about AP’s

    Twitter & Instagram

    Daniel @disgeekpodcast
    Tommy @tommypix
    Chris @dizchris
    Jes @jesjones1976

    • 55 min
    The DisGeek Podcast Minisode 10 - Magic Happens Review

    The DisGeek Podcast Minisode 10 - Magic Happens Review

    Connie Moreno heads over to Disneyland to watch the all-new, "Magic Happens" parade. Here is her review!

    • 25 min
    The DisGeek Podcast 160 - Bob Iger and Other Random Things

    The DisGeek Podcast 160 - Bob Iger and Other Random Things

    In this episode, we are everywhere! But mostly trying to talk about Bob Iger.


    Random News Items
    Food and Wine Starts Friday
    “Magic Happens” parade starts Friday as well



    Main Story
    Bob Iger Steps Down Bob Chapek Becomes CEO

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    Tommy @tommypix
    Chris @dizchris
    Jes @jesjones1976

    • 53 min
    The DisGeek Podcast 159 - Rise of the Resistance

    The DisGeek Podcast 159 - Rise of the Resistance

    The DisGeek crew discuss the all-new attraction, Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland in Anaheim California

    News

    Smugglers Run of Fastpass + at WDW

    Star Wars Disney After Dark

    Rise of the Resistance now open

    Tips for using the Virtual Queue per Mouse Planet:

    The easiest way to join the virtual queue is by using the existing Disneyland smartphone application. Download the app before you visit Disneyland, or, if you already have it, make sure to update to the latest version before you visit. It's also a good idea to authorize the app to send you push notifications. Once inside Disneyland, you can request to join a boarding group as soon as the park officially opens for the day. Friday, January 17 is a Magic Morning day at Disneyland. Even though Magic Morning begins at 7:00 a.m., the virtual queue will not open until the published park opening of 8:00 a.m. Joining a boarding group is very similar to selecting a digital Fastpass. Users first select their party from a list of people to whom they are already linked in the Disneyland smartphone app, then click to add their party to the boarding group. The app will give you your assigned boarding group, and let you monitor the status of boarding groups. When it's time for your boarding group to ride the attraction, the app will send an alert to your phone. At Walt Disney World, you currently have up to two hours to make your way to the the attraction. This grace period allows you plenty of time if you're in the middle of a ride, parade, or meal when you get the alert, and we expect the policy will be the same at Disneyland. If you don't use the Disneyland smartphone app, you can also join the virtual queue by going to one of several cast member-assisted stations throughout Disneyland. There, you will scan your admission media and receive a paper pass with your designated boarding group. In-park signage at the Guest Relations kiosks will display the current boarding group, so that you'll know if it's time to head back to the attraction with your paper ticket.
    Now for the bad news: Simply having an assigned boarding group doesn't guarantee you'll be called to ride. In the event the attraction breaks down (an expected situation for a brand new ride during the opening weeks and months), the higher boarding group numbers may not be called to ride that day (and the uncalled numbers don't roll over to the next day).

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    Daniel @disgeekpodcast
    Tommy @tommypix
    Chris @dizchris
    Jes @jesjones1976

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

alicht929 ,

Honest and Informative Disneyland Focused Podcast

I discovered this podcast several months ago and I really enjoy it! They mostly discuss Disneyland, but will touch on the other Disney parks when there is big news. The hosts are honest in their feedback, which I appreciate. That being said, if you’re going to focus on negative aspects of the parks, at least provide constructive criticism on how things could be improved. Other than that, I really like the show and hearing their takes on current Disney happenings.

makaloke ,

Thanks Daniel - (and the rest of the crew)

Sorry to hear about the difficulties in your family - glad to hear the pod again. I always enjoy it. Peace.

MegannM ,

Callous and not worth listening to. Zero stars!!

I had listened to a couple of episodes and wasn’t very impressed but this latest episode, 159, had me unsubscribing and deleting. In the beginning of the podcast he goes into things that have caused it to be such a long time since the last podcast. He comments about how his 12yo daughter’s friend had been run over by a car and killed. Then he laughed. LAUGHED! Immediately followed by him saying he shouldn’t laugh. How callous and inappropriate! It could have been AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN edited it out after realizing he sounded like an awful human being for doing that. I don’t imagine he’d take very kindly to someone laughing at his daughter being hit and killed. Disgusting!!

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