48 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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    • 4.9 • 1.9K 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!
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    2021: A Year In Review!

    2021: A Year In Review!

    SHREKCEMBER is coming to a close and to bid it adieu in style, we look back on some of the best moments from our favorite episodes of Very Amusing in 2021!
    We are taking January off, but we will BE BACK in the new year, so stay tuned for more Very Amusing!
    In the meantime...spend more time with @CarlyeWisel on Twitter and Instagram!
    Visit CarlyeWisel.com for more!
    And don't forget to call us at 747-CHURROS! We'll be waiting by the phone!

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    • 50 min
    How To Build A Shrek Waterpark

    How To Build A Shrek Waterpark

    What does an ogre in swim trunks, a shopping mall and a conversation with Jeffrey Katzenberg about bathrooms have in common? This episode!!!
    Y E S, we're diving deep into the creation of DreamWorks Water Park at American Dream in New Jersey. If you've ever slid down these slides or merely seen the 41 foot-tall Shrek balloon from the highway, you know that something special lies within that chlorine swamp, and we're talking to Don Carson, Senior Art Director at The Hettema Group, all about how it got made. Let's go sliding!
    Spend more time with @CarlyeWisel on Twitter and Instagram!
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    • 39 min
    A PhD from Shrek University

    A PhD from Shrek University

    We're getting academic this week, baby!! Please welcome Dr. Sam Summers, PhD, animation expert, lecturer at Middlesex University, and self-proclaimed Shrekspert (!!!) Sam's here to tell us all about the deeper meanings behind the films, the academic community's view on it and, of course, a professional's opinion on if Shrek would play dreidel. (The answer may surprise you!!)
    RELEVANT LINKS:
    Sam Summers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/samsummers0
    Disniversity Podcast: https://linktr.ee/disniversity
    Lemonhearted website: https://www.lemonhearted.com
    Lemonhearted Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lemonhearted/
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    • 51 min
    A Shrekcember Celebration: SHREKBOX!

    A Shrekcember Celebration: SHREKBOX!

    It's the most ogre-ful time of the year here at Very Amusing!
    That's right: Shrekcember has OFFICIALLY arrived, and our month-long celebration of the arguably canonically Jewish SHREK is kicking off its 31-day festivities with a dive into the world of SHREKBOX. What began as a Philly newspaper box full of Shrek memorabilia and artwork has become a national phenomenon — and a religious destination?! Hear all about the creative portal to Shrek-y wonder on this week's Shrektastic episode. From their swamp to yours, happy Shrekcember!
    NOTE:
    I say the word "mailbox" instead of "newspaper box" prior to the interview, my apologies! (I blame recent travels for my brain fart!)
    RELEVANT LINKS:
    Shrekbox on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shrek.box/
    Visit Shrekbox: https://goo.gl/maps/eoCXscS1EY1TX1NM6
    All Ears' Mask video: https://youtu.be/2YcYSqdhBIo?t=523
    Spend more time with @CarlyeWisel on Twitter and Instagram!
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    • 41 min
    Parkeology!

    Parkeology!

    Come along as we learn the storied history of the one and only Parkeology Challenge!
    https://www.parkeology.com/parkeology-challenge-all-disney-world-disneyland-rides-one-day
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    • 50 min
    Welcome aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser!

    Welcome aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser!

    IT'S REAL! I secretly flew to Florida to step foot inside Disney's forthcoming Star Wars hotel (!!) and I'm giving you ALL the details first-hand, from one of the few folks who have seen it.
    Come aboard the Halcyon with me as your tour guide for a super special look at this new Star Wars experience!
    Spend more time with @CarlyeWisel on Twitter and Instagram!
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    And don't forget to call us at 747-CHURROS! We'll be waiting by the phone!
    RELATED LINKS:
    Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/star-wars-galactic-starcruiser/overview/
    Churros Call Christmas Parade bears: https://youtu.be/gMB-a5o1MUk?t=489

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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

allison perez ,

Enthusiastic and Incredibly Informative

There are many places to get updates within our favorite theme parks but Carlye does it best. Not only does she speak enthusiastically about the good and even not so good, but she is honest and goes above and beyond to learn even the smallest details. All the new updates within the parks, especially through COVID era, has been confusing but Carlye takes the time to explain it all in a way you can understand. Not only can you hear it here, but she breaks it down beautifully over on her Instagram as well. Thanks Carlye! ❤️

AlliKat777 ,

You can’t help but love this

If you’re a Disney fan you should be listening to this podcast. Carlye is so enthusiastic it’s impossible not to be in a good mood after one of these episodes. A combination of great guests, great topics and a great host make this a must-listen-to.

JanDiRan ,

Always a good time.

Carlye Wisel is so delightful to spend time with. She is unfailingly positive, funny, and real. Who doesn’t want a friend like that? And she always has a good story to tell. I love this podcast.

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