32 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
    • 4.9 • 1.8K 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.

    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


    Spend more time with @CarlyeWisel on Twitter and Instagram!
    Visit CarlyeWisel.com for more!
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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


    Spend more time with @CarlyeWisel on Twitter and Instagram!
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    • 51 min
    The Magic & Mystery of Club 33's Salon Nouveau

    The Magic & Mystery of Club 33's Salon Nouveau

    Come along as we talk about a famed Disneyland bar...in a secret place...that no one can really talk about. Here goes nothin'!


    Follow David Yeh @Coheteboy and @EndorExpress on Instagram, and find more at EndorExpress.net


    Relevant Links:
    Club 33 Gargoyle Mug ($1800 on eBay!): https://www.ebay.com/itm/384224622297?hash=item59759276d9:g:~P4AAOSw98BgXkHR
    Club 33 Salon Nouveau video (not mine!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xI-QxZ5JEg


    Spend more time with @CarlyeWisel on Twitter and Instagram!
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    • 37 min
    The Disney Legacy of A Famed Marionette Theatre

    The Disney Legacy of A Famed Marionette Theatre

    Join Alex Evans and Winona Bechtle as we dive into the storied Disney theme park legacy of the historic Bob Baker Marionette Theatre in Los Angeles, California.


    Learn more about Bob Baker Marionette Theatre at:
    http://www.bobbakermarionettetheater.com


    #EGGGATE: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CQTSe1VBcRW/


    Follow Brooke Geiger McDonald for Rise of the Resistance Boarding Pass details:
    https://www.instagram.com/brookegmcdonald/


    Spend more time with @CarlyeWisel on Twitter and Instagram!
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    • 51 min
    a brief intermission!

    a brief intermission!

    we're taking the week off to wrap up research for the rest of the season!!!!!!!!!! enjoy this lil' teeny tiny episode for this week (:
     
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    • 3 min
    Inside Shanghai Disneyland's Opening

    Inside Shanghai Disneyland's Opening

    It's Shanghai Disney Resort's fifth anniversary, so we're taking it back to their Grand Opening celebration — and discussing everything you never saw.


    Reporters Keith Sharon, Arthur Levine and myself flew overseas to see Shanghai Disneyland before it opened to the public, and well, we've got some stories. From TRON rides with Bob Iger to the challenge of interviewing the *very first guest* in the park, here's what it was like to be there, five years ago, when it all began.


    Follow Keith at https://twitter.com/KeithSharonTN
    Follow Arthur at https://twitter.com/AboutThemeParks
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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Rckstar chic ,

Perfection!

This is everything I could ask for these days! Mini mysteries? Check! Cheese drama? Check! A thorough education about Shrek and how he’s the Jewish hero we’ve needed? Check!

In all seriousness though, this is a well produced, thought out, entertaining and heartfelt podcast that I look forward to every week!

Shadowsmith1 ,

Revised review: strong start but quickly lost momentum

I had originally reviewed this with five stars! It started off strong but quickly ran out of steam and faltered. Episodes are now shorter than ever and padded with a lazy listener hotline segment. She seems to think she can make up for a lack of content by pretending everything is SO AMAZING!!! in an over the top phony excited voice. It’s exhausting and insincere. Just speak naturally like you do when guesting on other podcasts. No need for the forced performance.

CC loves Disney ,

My new go-to

Do you like to listen to podcasts with hosts so engaging that you gotta pause the show to reply to the host even though you know they can’t actually hear you? Ok maybe that’s embarrassing but this podcast will elicit a boisterous response! I come for the Disney details, I stay to find out which of my favorite characters are part of the Tribe and now I get to celebrate Shrek-cember as well as re-discover the love I have for all things Disney and Theme Park so it’s a win in my book.

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