MiceChat Podcast 11 - The Geeky Side of Disney

Did you hear the Disney angels singing hallelujah? For a long weekend in August, all the Disney stars aligned during Disney's big Comic-Con like event, the D23 Expo. Of course, MiceChat was there. We set up a huge booth and offered three days of Disney Celebrity meet and greets, giveaways, podcasts and more. But the big fish was Disney itself, who set up massive pavilions for Imagineering, Archives, Legends and more. In this show, we tie ropes around our waists and jump head first into the cave of Disney wonders. We make it back with quite a few gems to share.  


 

HOSTS:

·      Dusty Sage of MiceChat.com

·      Doug Barnes of the Season Pass Podcast

 

SPECIAL GUESTS:

o    Paul Barrie - The genius behind Window to the Magic Podcast has a special treat for us and some big news. 

o    Norman Gidney - Artistic Director and columnist for MiceChat.com plays the role of shape-shifter for this show. 

o    Chris Gore - Comedian and host of PodCrash with That Chris Gore PodCrashes the MiceChat Podcast at the D23 Expo.

UPCOMING MICECHAT EVENTS – Our Knott's Scary Farm event has SOLD OUT, however, you can still join the waiting list (HERE). And there's still time for you to join our Caribbean cruise with Disney legend, Bob Gurr (info HERE). You don't want to miss this boat!!!

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MiceChat Podcast 10-Tomorrowland Strikes Back & The Terrorific Mr. Murdy

Star Wars rules the galaxy, the box-office, and now Disney Park Discussion.  Is the famous sci-fi franchise taking over Disney Hollywood Studios and Tomorrowland in Disneyland?  What about the catch 22 happening in Club 33??  All this plus an exclusive interview with Halloween Horror Nights mastermind John Murdy.  Sceraming from Monstropolis to Evil Dead, this is MiceChat Podcast 10.  Please be sure to share with your friends. 

Hosts:

Special guests:

  • John Murdy - The Creative Director of Entertainement Production for Universal Studios Hollywood.
  • If you leave us a comment or question, we’ll do our best to answer\
  • Norman Gidney - Artistic Director for MiceChat.com and Halloween guru.

PLEASE VISIT US AT THE D23 EXPO - August 9-11, 2013 - Anaheim Convention Center - MiceChat's booth is in the Collector's Forum and will be staffed with Disney Legends, Imagineers, Artists and MiceChat Columnists and your favorite MicePod crews.

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Thank you for listening!

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MiceChat Podcast 9 - Under the Sea With Ursula and Bob

Is it hot enough out there for you?! We'll help cool you off by dunking you under the sea with the voice of Ursula from the Little Mermaid, the amazing Pat Carroll. And as a surprise for Pat, Disney Imagineering legend, Bob Gurr pops on the show to discuss the creation of a HUGE Ursula animatronic for Tokyo DisneySea. Plus, some quick updates from the parks. This show is a real treat. Please be sure to share with your friends. 

Hosts:

Special guests:

  • Pat Carroll - Voice of Ursula in the Little Mermaid. You can meet Pat in person at the D23 Expo this August (2013) in the Gifts by Small Fry booth in the Collectors Forum area. 
  • Bob Gurr - Disney Imagineering Legend (designer of the Monorail, Autopia, Submarine Voyage craft, Matterhorn, Main Street Vehicles and much more). Bob Gurr will also be at the upcoming D23 Expo in the MiceChat booth. We hope you'll stop by and say hello. 

    Contact Us:

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    Thank you for listening. You made our last show the #1 theme park podcast in May!  

    Direct download: MiceChat_Podcast_9.mp3
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    MiceChat Podcast 8 - Your Guide To Theme Park Summer 2013

    Summer 2013 is upon us and theme parks all across the country are preparing their offerings. This month's show is your guide to the best of what theme parks have in store for you this year. From Disney to Universal, SeaWorld to Knott's Berry Farm and all points in between. We think you'll be surprised by which parks have the best attractions and which seem to be sitting this summer out. Hosts:

    Special guest:

    Special Offer: Today's podcast is sponsored by Audible.

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    Thank you for listening. You’ve made our little show one of the most successful theme park podcasts available. We are humbled and thankful for you and your support.

    Direct download: Micechat_Podcast_8.mp3
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    MiceChat Podcast 7 - This Animatronic Life

    April turned into a huge news month for Disney and theme park fans. With the opening of Mystic Manor in Hong Kong Disneyland, pending attractions at Knott’s Berry Farm, SeaWorld and Universal Orlando, there’s almost too much good news to share. If only we had an industry insider to help us sort it all out . . . wait a minute . . . We do! Animatronics super genius, Garner Holt, stops by to discuss his involvement with new projects opening at Disney and Knott’s Berry Farm. Topics include:

    • Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland. The magical new attraction which will leave your chin on the floor.
    • Knott’s Berry Farm’s completely reinvented Timber Mountain Log Ride. It is one of the first log rides ever built. Now, through the magic of animatronics and Garner Holt, the ride has been completely rebuilt with all new thrills and effects.
    • Sudden Disneyland attraction closings. It was a shock when several of Disneyland’s major attractions were all closed at the same time for safety reasons. We investigate the reasons why.
    • Universal Hollywood’s massive 25 year evolution plan has been approved. What does that mean? Major new attractions and expansion.
    • Plus, MiceChat News, Gumball Rally, Reader questions, and the scoop on where’s Al.

    Hosts:

    Special guests: Garner Holt & Bill Butler of Garner Holt Productions Surprise guests:

    • John Waite (of Hurbut Amusement Company)
    • Norman Gidney of MiceChat.com

    Contact Us:If you leave us a question, we’ll do our best to answer

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    Thank you for listening. You’ve made our little show one of the most successful theme park podcasts available. We are humbled and thankful for you and your support.

    Direct download: MiceChat_Podcast_7.mp3
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    MiceChat Podcast 6 - Disney Fantasy!

    Welcome to the sixth edition of the MiceChat theme park podcast with Dusty Sage, Fishbulb, Eric Davis & Doug Barnes. This month:

    • We discuss “Fantasy!” A comparison between the New Fantasyland expansion in the Magic Kingdom at WDW & the Newer Fantasy Faire in Disneyland.
    • Then Eric Davis previews the future of Universal Studios Florida with Transformers, the Simpsons expansion and more Harry Potter--Plus a review of the SeaWorld hard hat tour of Antarctica.
    • And we wrap things up with the big MiceChat.com event: Gumball Rally 2013!!  May the 4th be with you.

    Discuss this podcast on the MicePod: http://www.MicePod.com

    Submit your questions to the MiceChat Podcast hotline, call 609-935-2147 (by leaving a message you agree to let us use your recorded message in a future podcast) or write to podcast@micechat.com.

    For more information about Disney and other theme parks worldwide, please visit http://micechat.com

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    Direct download: MiceChat_Podcast_6.mp3
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    MiceChat Podcast 5 - Disney's Orwellian Adventure

    Al Lutz, Doug Barnes and Dusty Sage discuss the latest from the Disney and Universal theme parks. It's a big start to the new year:

    Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World have new Presidents. We'll tell you what we know.

    - George Orwell could have predicted Disney's multi-billion dollar rollout of "MyMagic+," their attempt to control every aspect of your vacation.

    Universal may be on the verge of acquiring the rights to bring the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit to a theme park near you. Excited? So are we.

    Plus, we'll tell you about our amazing MiceAge 10th Anniversary events at the Disneyland Resort February 1st through 3rd, 2013. We'd love for you to com join us!

    Aside from our namesake MiceChat Podcast, we also host Communicore Weekly, MiceChatter with Sarah, the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, the Unofficial SeaWorld Orlando Podcast with even more shows on the way. Find all of our featured Podcasts at http://MicePod.com

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    Email us at: Podcast@MiceChat.com

    Leave us a message (or ask a question we can play on the show): 609-935-2147

    Direct download: MiceChat_Podcast_5.mp3
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    MiceChat Podcast 4: Disney Synergy -December

    Synergy. No, it isn't a pavilion in Epcot, it isn't a high octane gasoline, it isn't an energy drink (though that might be a great name for one), it's the opportunity to make more money by combining efforts of two or more distinct things. In the case of Disney, there's been a lot of unique synergy going on recently. We'll be talking about a lot of that in today's Podcase. Join Al Lutz, Dusty Sage and Doug Barnes as we explore:

    - Disney's owership of Marvel Comics and how that may influence Tomorrowland

    - Disney's purchase of Lucas Films and what that means for the theme parks, merchandise and so much more.

    - How Disney California Adventure's Cars Land has been so successful that it may soon be cloned in Florida and Japan.

    Plus, lots of news, rumors and gossip that is sure to make you smile.

    Direct download: Micechat.com_Podcast_4.mp3
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    MiceChat podcast 3- Cars Land, Liberty & Lex's Drop of Doom!

    Welcome to the first edition of the MiceChat theme park podcast. This month:

    • We turn our eyes to the Disneyland Resort, where Cars Land is NOW OPEN. What we think of the new land and its attractions - Reviews and Thoughts. 
    • Then we turn to the Voices of Liberty, Now in the Disneyland Park. 
    • And we wrap things up with a HUGE Drop in Six Flags Magic Mountain that makes MONORAIL MAN Viral!!

    Discuss this podcast on the MicePod: http://www.MicePod.com

    Submit your questions to the MiceChat Podcast hotline, call 609-935-2147 (by leaving a message you agree to let us use your recorded message in a future podcast) or write to podcast@micechat.com.

    For more information about Disney and other theme parks worldwide, please visit http://micechat.com

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    Direct download: MiceChat_Podcast_3.mp3
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    MiceChat Podcast 2- Fantasy, Robots, Mantas & Tea Parties!!

    Welcome to the second edition of the MiceChat theme park podcast. This month:

    • We start with discussion on the new Fantasyland expansion in the Magic Kingdom in WDW.
    • Then we review the openings of both Transformers in Universal Studios Hollywood and Manta in SeaWorld San Diego.
    • There's also plenty of discussion on the soon-to-open Mad Tea Party in DCA.
    • And we wrap things up with your questions and MiceChat Events!!

    Discuss this podcast on the MicePod: http://www.MicePod.com

    Submit your questions to the MiceChat Podcast hotline, call 609-935-2147 (by leaving a message you agree to let us use your recorded message in a future podcast) or write to podcast@micechat.com.

    For more information about Disney and other theme parks worldwide, please visit http://micechat.com

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    Direct download: MiceChat_Podcast_2.mp3
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