Mousetalgia - Episode 82

Disneyland 101: In this week's episode, Team Mousetalgia discuss the ins and outs of a day at Disneyland, offering scheduling & dining hints, can't-miss attractions, and secret tips. Also - thoughts on traveling to the Walt Disney Family Museum; the team proves they are mostly smarter than fifth-graders; more Kingdom Comedy; and who's afraid of the big bad Mansion - plus more!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 81

Explore Disney Animation at Disney's California Adventure with Team Mousetalgia, as we look at the features of this expansive attraction in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot. From 19th-century-style praxinoscopes to an incredible 21st-century zoetrope, drawings come to life in this immersive interactive exhibit. Also, Dave and Becky report from the Chef's Table at Napa Rose and discuss the privileges of staying at the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa - and our countdown to Toy Story 3 continues!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 80

Learn about Bambi, Walt Disney's first nature film, and the lengths the studio went to for realism. Join us as Team Mousetalgia explores the history, music and characters of this classic Disney animated feature. Also - Disneynature's Oceans is reviewed, and its environmental message is debated. Also - listener feedback, Toy Story's Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear, an upcoming Disneyland event, and more!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 79

Knott's Preserved: Mousetalgia reports from Chris Merritt's book release event at Knott's Berry Farm, celebrating the history and development of America's first theme park. Also: A run-in with "The 'Stache," a rundown of unfortunate Disneyland moments, and an eyewitness details the horrors of Disneyland's opening day... plus more!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 78

Our top twelve Disney experiences: Team Mousetalgia discuss a dozen delightful memorable moments in our journeys toward Disney fandom. Whether it's the D23 Expo, Mickey waffles, meeting Tim Allen or meeting new fans, Team Mousetalgia share our secrets and look forward to the future. Also - it's east vs. west in our listener email segment, as a Mousetalgia fan defends Walt Disney World and the team responds. DL & WDW - are they really apples and oranges? Plus: new Disney fabric, a Toy Story cliffhanger, and more!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 77

Remembering Little Wooden Head - Team Mousetalgia talks everything Pinocchio! From the classic animated feature to the Disneyland attraction, Mousetalgia takes an extended look at the second of Walt Disney's animated features. Also, a look back at Walt Disney World's Pleasure Island, a discussion of the music from the film, and a remembrance of the late great Eddie Carroll, the most recent voice of Jiminy Cricket.

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Mousetalgia - Episode 76

Tomorrowland and George Lucas: Join Team Mousetalgia for a look at the past, present and future of Star Tours and Captain EO at Disneyland, with a special emphasis on Michael Jackson's seminal 3-D film and its current impact on the park after being recently re-released. Also, we take another trip to New Orleans Square's exclusive Club 33 and do a little myth-busting. Plus - the team reminisces over first ride experiences, and Kingdom Comedy's Tim Babb sits in!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 75

It's a supersized Mousetalgia for our super 75th episode! Jeff and Dave report on the Walt Disney Pictures presentation at WonderCon with new information about The Prince of Persia, The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Toy Story 3, Kristen reports on D23's "50 and Fabulous" showing of Toby Tyler at the Walt Disney Studios with special guest (and Disney Legend) Kevin Corcoran, and Jeff and Kristen review "Waking Sleeping Beauty" from the opening weekend. All this, and much more!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 74

The visual effects of Darby O'Gill: Team Mousetalgia explore the underrated special FX behind the 1959 Disney masterpiece Darby O'Gill and the Little People, including the matte paintings, forced perspective and nodal point camera used to create the groundbreaking effects. Also, Kristen gives a day to get a day and finds Walt's grave. Plus - listener emails, remembering Fess Parker, and more!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 73

Castmember Confidential: Team Mousetalgia reviews a steamy memoir about the secret offstage lives of Walt Disney World castmembers. Also, Kristen meets Disney Legend Richard Sherman and hears him perform his classic Disney songs at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood! Plus - a visit to the Snow White Cafe, enjoying the Disney Soda Fountain, Tim Babb's Kingdom Comedy, and more!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 72

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland reviewed this week! Also - Destination Disney is analyzed, Becky thinks D23 is missing the mark too often, the Almost Alice soundtrack companion is analyzed, and Kristen reports on D23's first Anniversary party at Disneyland, where the drinks are flowing, the stars are no-showing, and she gets "Baxtered."

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Mousetalgia - Episode 71

In this week's episode, join Kristen and special guest Chad on a D23 tour of the Walt Disney Studios, as they explore Legends Plaza, the Animation building, and the Walt Disney Archives. Kristen asks Disney Legend Dave Smith what piece of memorabilia he'd like to steal from the archives, Chad takes us on a quest to find the final resting place of Walt Disney, and the two report on the famous Tam O'Shanter restuarant where Walt used to dine with studio employees!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 70

Bob Gurr talks about creating the animatronic Abraham Lincoln at the Walt Disney Family Museum, and Jeff & Kristen report on the event. Also, Club 33 is back in the news, listeners send us email and sound off about Mickey's Fun Wheel, and Wonderland & Haunted Mansion moments. Plus - is Mickey a vandal? Vinylmation pros and cons... and more!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 69

Valentine's Day at the Walt Disney Family Museum - Dave and Becky attend "Reel Delicious," a food, wine and film experience at WDFM. Also, the team discusses "Coloring the Kingdom" - Vanity Fair's article on Walt Disney's Ink and Paint Department. Plus, Alice comes to El Capitan, a Haunted Mansion moment, and more!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 68

Who's the leader of the club that's made for you and me? Find out with Team Mousetalgia as we discuss and dissect the Mickey Mouse Club! Whether it's the '30s, the '50s, the '70s or the '90s version of the "Club," Mickey's show has been a part of American pop culture for generations. Come discover the various characters and personalities behind the show that brought families together and helped establish Disney culture around the world. Plus - our Countdown to Wonderland continues!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 67

Explore Paradise Pier with Mousetalgia! Whether you like roller coasters, games of skill or talking potatoes, there's something for almost everyone at DCA's Paradise Pier. In this episode, Team Mousetalgia discusses the merits of this amusement-park-inside-a-theme-park. Also, Kristen reviews Disneyland's Walk in Walt's Footsteps tour, the team debates the best way to visit Disney's California Adventure, and our Countdown to Wonderland continues!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 66

Take a trip to Neverland with Team Mousetalgia! This week, it's all things Peter Pan, as we discuss the animated feature, the Fantasyland attractions, and Peter and the Starcatchers by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry. Also - tales about volunteering for Disney tickets, vintage Disneyland collectibles, and more!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 65 Take a journey on the Nautilus with Mousetalgia! This week, Team Mousetalgia looks back at the classic film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, currently showing at the Walt Disney Family Museum. We also discuss the Walt Disney World 20K attraction, the Disneyland 20K walk-through, and the classic 20K score. Also - a sea-themed Magical Eats, a Countdown to Wonderland segment, and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 64 Theme park designer Chris Merritt talks to Mousetalgia about his journey to becoming an Imagineer, the challenges behind re-creating the Sleeping Beauty Castle walk-through, and the process of writing the definitive history book about Knott's Berry Farm. Also - the team discusses some of WED's amazing feats, a report from Walt's birthday at the Walt Disney Family Museum, and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 63 Remembering Roy Disney - Team Mousetalgia look at the legacy of Roy Disney in this first Emporium of 2010. Also - Volunt*ear*ing for free Disney tickets, Captain EO returns to Disneyland, D23 introduces tiered membership, and a countdown to Wonderland! Also - Dave unwraps a collectible toy, Kristen sings for movie points, Wednesdays on ABC and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 62 Happy New Year! Join Team Mousetalgia in a look back at 2009 (D23 and the Expo, Disneyland events, Walt Disney Family Museum) and a look forward at 2010. Kristen plans on meeting celebrities, Becky plans a big WDW trip, Dave and Jeff look forward to new park features, and the whole team forgets George Kalogridis' name. Also - Kingdom Comedy, 2009 in retrospect, and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 61 Visit Disneyland for the holiday season with Team Mousetalgia! Talented carolers, fake snow, beautiful lights and a touch of magic make the original Magic Kingdom an end-of-the-year destination not to be missed. Also, Kristen battles an annual passholders sale stampede, and a flashback to New Year’s Eve in ’67!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 60 Celebrate the holidays Disney-style with Mousetalgia! Kristen reviews "Christmas with Walt Disney" at the Walt Disney Family Museum, Desi reports on "Tiana's Showboat Jubilee!" at Disneyland, Jeff bakes a pie from Lillian Disney's recipe, Becky shares holiday traditions submitted by listeners and Dave dishes on Disney die-cast - plus vintage clips, holiday cheer, and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 59 Visit the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank to watch The Princess and the Frog at the "Ultimate Disney Experience!" Team Mousetalgia visits the Disney screening theater to view the film, and takes a midnight tour of the studio and Legends Plaza. Also - princess overload, odd Disney props, and a roundtable discussion of "mint-in-package" vs. playing with collectible toys - and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 58 Disney Legend Marty Sklar talks about conceptual artist Herb Ryman at the Walt Disney Family Museum, and he also discusses working for Walt Disney at WED Enterprises when Disneyland was being created. The team also review "Old Dogs," and a listener weighs in on the Cartoon Art Museum benefit at the Pixar studios - plus more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 57 Join Team Mousetalgia on a tour of the Pixar campus for the 6th Annual Cartoon Art Museum Benefit, including an up-close look at pre-production artwork for Up, and a private screening in the Pixar studio theater! Also, Jeff reports on upcoming events and screenings at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 56 Disney's A Christmas Carol: The Mousetalgia review! Our team watched the film in 2-D, Disney Digital 3-D, and the Imax Experience to bring you the ultimate movie review of this timeless holiday tale. Also, Henry from Touringplans.com joins the show to talk about queue lengths and doing every Disneyland attraction in a day!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 55 The Mousetalgia Book Club - Team Mousetalgia reviews and recommends Disney reading material, including Frank and Ollie's "The Illusion of Life," Bob Thomas' "Walt Disney - An American Original," and "The Imagineering Field Guide to the Magic Kingdom." Plus - giveaways, a new Themeparkology DVD, and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 54 Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Becky offers highlights from Steven Davison's Expo presentation on the much-anticipated DCA show. Kristen reviews "Walt and El Grupo," Jeff reviews "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure," and Dave weighs in on "Zorro." Also - the team debates the effect Wii-game "Epic Mickey" will have on the public persona of the world's most-loved mouse. Plus, Disneyland's Flag Retreat ceremony... and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 53 The Disney Gallery opens in the Main Street Bank at Disneyland, and Mousetalgia reports from two artist signings! Plus - Dave reports on the Mousevinyl collection, the team talks about Disney dining experiences, and Jeff attends the San Francisco Symphony Disney Family Museum concert. Also, Kristen renews some fans' marriage vows... on Pirates of the Caribbean!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 52 Halloween Time at Disneyland - Explore Ghost Galaxy, Haunted Mansion Holiday, the Halloween Screams fireworks show, and the seasonal decorations that make Halloween a special holiday at the Disneyland Resort. Also, Team Mousetalgia talks with Kat Cressida, the voice of the Black Widow Bride in the Haunted Mansion - learn the inside story behind the 2006 revisions to the Haunted Mansion attic. Plus, a Kingdom Comedy Halloween special, and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 51 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs revisited - Join Team Mousetalgia as we discuss the music, history, groundbreaking animation and cultural impact of this classic animated feature. Also - a look at Snow White's Scary Adventures attraction, and a Disneyland Halloween Time update!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 50 Celebrate Sleeping Beauty's 50th anniversary on our 50th episode! Team Mousetalgia discusses the Art of Sleeping Beauty exhibit at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum, reviews Toy Story 1 and 2 in 3D, and answers listener email! Also - more Kingdom Comedy, and a cricket invasion!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 49 Explore the Walt Disney Family Museum with Team Mousetalgia! Mousetalgia visits the Presidio in San Francisco for a detailed look at the beautiful new museum honoring the life of Walt Disney, and describes many of the exhibits and galleries. Also, take an inside look at the making of the Unofficial Guides to Disneyland and Walt Disney World, explore TouringPlans.com, and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 48 D23 Expo, part 2: Explore Disney's D23 Expo in this week's episode - and take a ride around the park on the Lilly Belle with Team Mousetalgia! Learn more about the exhibits and pavilions at the Expo, including an in-depth look at the Parks and Resorts exhibit and the collectors' forum, and also visit Club 33 with the team, as they dine in the exclusive Trophy Room.
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Mousetalgia - Episode 47 Visit Disney's D23 Expo with Team Mousetalgia! Explore all 4 days of keynote events, with special reports on the Disney Company, Walt Disney Pictures, the Disney Theme Parks and the Future of Disney Animation. From the first public Disney Legends ceremony to Johnny Depp appearing live as Jack Sparrow, and from the Muppets to Miley Cyrus.. Mousetalgia captures it all!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 46 The Haunted Mansion celebrates 40 years of chills and thrills! Mousetalgia visits Disneyland's ghostly party, featuring Imagineers Tony Baxter, Jason Surrell, Kim Irvine, Alice Davis and X Atencio. Explore the merchandise, hear about the dinner, and experience the wedding of a lifetime. Also, Tim Babb does D23, DoomBuggies hosts a Bridal Bash, and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 45 Disney and the War: Team Mousetalgia discuss and debate the role of Walt Disney Studios in the creation of American propaganda during World War II, including the films "Der Fuehrer's Face" and "Education for Death." Also - a "Magically Inspired Eats" segment featuring a '70s Disneyland Hotel seafood recipe!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 44

Remembering Thurl - Join Team Mousetalgia as they celebrate this week's CD re-release of the 1969 Disneyland Records "Haunted Mansion" record with a never-before-heard interview with legendary voice Thurl Ravenscroft from 1993. Thurl shares some incredible stories about working with Walt and creating some of the most memorable voices in Disney history. Also, Team Mousetalgia discuss the upcoming Disney Expo, Tim Babb welcomes Marvel Comics into the family, and more!

*Don't forget - the Mousetalgia Meet is Friday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Rancho Del Zocalo in Disneyland Park - please join us if you can!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 43 Explore dining options at Disneyland, both past and present! In this week's episode, Kristen looks back at some extinct eateries at the park, and the team discuss current restaurants and food selections. Also, Jeff discusses the opening day of the Haunted Mansion, and we answer more listener email!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 42 Visit Hollywood Pictures Backlot at Disney's California Adventure! Team Mousetalgia take you on a tour of Monster's Inc. Mike and Sully to the Rescue,  Muppetvision 3D, and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror! Also - Jeff forgets the name of Superstar Limo; a Haunted Mansion moment about the Hat Box Ghost; and the team tries to be smarter than a fifth grader!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 41 Artist Josh "Shag" Agle  hosts a Swingin' cocktail bash at Disneyland in honor of the Haunted Mansion's 40th anniversary, and Team Mousetalgia are there to report on the festivities. Plus, the secrets of the Lilly Belle are revealed, Tim Babb checks in, and a family spends a night in the Haunted Mansion!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 40 Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion turns 40! Woody flees the Celebration Roundup! WDW blueprints leaked! It must be a Mousetalgia Emporium! Also - Dezi reports from the park, DCA's Blue Sky Cellar teases the public with a new website, gettin' wet in Critter Country, and Becky wonders what to do while she's left alone during the Haunted Mansion event in September.
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Mousetalgia - Episode 39 It's all about Mickey! Join Team Mousetalgia on our first anniversary episode as we celebrate the Mouse, and discuss our favorite cartoons, Mickey's history, and his role at the Magic Kingdom. Also - the Haunted Mansion turns 40, and Mousetalgia celebrates with an exclusive interview with Imagineer "X" Atencio, who shares some secrets from the Mansion's past. Plus - Tim Babb's Kingdom Comedy, a sweepstakes, Team Mousetalgia get musical, and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 38 Team Mousetalgia discuss D23 and answer listener email! Learn about our favorite off-site lodging, listen to heart-warming listener stories, and debate along with us as we compare Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle with Cinderella Castle at WDW! Also, a Haunted Mansion moment, and much more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 37 Mousetalgia celebrates Disneyland's 54th birthday by watching "Disneyland U.S.A." at a private D23 screening and takes you behind the scenes, where we learn the secrets of Disneyland's fireworks, meet "Bob" Lindquist, and... Gurr takes Nixon hostage? Plus, Mousetalgia remembers Disney voice actor Dal McKennon (1919-2009) with a very special exclusive interview. Also, a look at Disneyland's Haunted Mansion "O-pin House" summer of pins, and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 36 Tim Babb brings his "Kingdom Comedy" to Mousetalgia this week, as the team discusses the benefits of going Blu-ray (or not), the Disney Movie Rewards program, Disneyland on YouTube, and Babb's secrets to recording his Disneyland videos. Also, Nightastic's new light-up balloons, and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 35 Take a tour of the Disney Archives with Mousetalgia! On June 27, 2009, a select group of D23 members were able to visit the Walt Disney Studios and Archives and meet with Disney Legend Dave Smith, and Mousetalgia was there! Join us as Dave and Becky take us on an exclusive tour of the Disney Archives, the Walt Disney Studios backlot, and the Walt Disney Animation studio.
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Mousetalgia - Episode 34 50 years of Tomorrowland transportation - A report from an exclusive evening with Disneyland luminaries featuring Bob Gurr, Ron Dominguez, Keith Murdoch and Garner Holt, celebrating the anniversary of the Matterhorn, Monorail, and Submarine Voyage! Also, the art of Marc Davis, Tim Babb, the Haunted Mansion bride, and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 33 Explore liquid space with the Disneyland Submarine Voyage! Team Mousetalgia takes a look at the past and present incarnations of this unique theme park attraction. Also, Dave introduces MouseVinyl.com - a library of Disneyland Records, and more awkward Disney moments from Mousetalgia listeners!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 32 Art in the parks: a look at the history of Disneyland attraction posters, and a discussion about design with Greg Maletic, poster artist for Disneyland Hong Kong! Also - Greg introduces "Wishing Stars" for the iPhone, Mousetalgia fans share their awkward Disney moments, and more!
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Mousetalgia Episode 31 Disneyland's Princess Power - the girls' got it goin' on, but are they outshining the Fab Five? Team Mousetalgia discuss the pros and cons of the current Princess marketing campaigns at the park. Also - Dave and Becky report from Anaheim's DVC, and discuss the pros and cons of owning Disney real estate. Plus, the official Blue Bayou mint julip recipe revealed, cramming into Doom Buggies, and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 30 Enjoying Disneyland in the summertime - explore the parades, fireworks, and fantastic shows that make Disneyland a magical after-dark spectacle! Plus, Team Mousetalgia discuss Disney's upcoming Nightastic offerings, including Dumbo flying over the castle and Fantasmic improvements. Also - Goofy's mailbox, live music in the park, and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 29 Explore the Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland with Team Mousetalgia! Discover the secrets and stories behind the Temple of the Forbidden Eye - one of Imagineering's greatest and most intricate attractions. Plus: Does George Lucas even belong in Disneyland - yea or nay? Also: Kristen vs. Jose - a Tiki Room smackdown!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 28 Take a stroll down Main Street U.S.A. with Team Mousetalgia! Learn secrets and trivia from the history of Main Street, and visit the Penny Arcade, and Emporium. Also, explore the Opera House... and peek inside Walt Disney's personal apartment! Also - take a trip back in time to visit the Wizard of Bras. Plus - Tim Babb in space!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 27 Experiencing Bat's Day at Disneyland, playing Disney's California Adventure midway games, and remembering other Disneyland arcades - it's a Mousetalgia Emporium! Plus, the team share listener email and discuss new Haunted Mansion merchandise.
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Mousetalgia - Episode 26 Lions, cheetahs and (polar) bears... oh my! It's not easy being green, but Disney makes green waves with 'Earth,' the new film from the Disney Nature brand. Team Mousetalgia discusses the film, and other green aspects of Disneyland park... including recycled scenes from old attractions!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 25 It may be tough to be a bug, but it's easy to love the Pixar-inspired Bug's Land at DCA! Team Mousetalgia visit the area and discuss the various attractions - and talk about Pixar's involvement at the Disneyland resort. Plus - a special report on DCA's new carnival games!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 24 Explore the Downtown Disney District with Mousetalgia! Once a part of Disneyland's vast parking lot, Downtown Disney is now an integral part of the Disneyland Resort. Join Team Mousetalgia as we discuss the shops, dining, and entertainment found in this intriguing retail area, and share our own tips. Plus, Mousetalgia welcomes Tim Babb's Kingdom Comedy to the show!
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Mousetalgia Episode 23: Frontierland now and then

Frontierland! Howdy partners - come reminisce about the ol' Mine Train through Nature's Wonderland, or set a spell n' grab a soda at the Golden Horseshoe. Team Mousetalgia take you on a tour of Disneyland's Frontierland, and discuss current dining options in the land as well. Yee-HAW!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 22 Yo Ho! Put on your Pirate ears as Team Mousetalgia talks everything POTC - from Pirates' Lair to the films to the attraction that started it all. We also introduce "Ears to the Ground," our new Disneyland news segment. Drink up, me hearties!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 21 Disney Character Stalking... tips and tricks for meeting the characters that put the 'magic' in the Magic Kingdom! Also, Team Mousetalgia discusses Disney's new D23 Fan Community - is it worth the hype (and the $74.99 membership fee?)
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:20pm PST
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Mousetalgia - Episode 20 Look inside the magical musical world of Disney! Join Team Mousetalgia as they review the 'Music Behind the Magic' exhibition, and discuss the musicians and songwriters behind the music from the parks. Also, the team debates which is the most popular Disneyland song, and explores the song from the Haunted Mansion.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:46pm PST
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Mousetalgia - Episode 19 Sleeping Beauty's Castle revisited - take an exclusive walk through the new Sleeping Beauty Castle with Imagineer Chris Merritt, Art Director for the newly-opened attraction. Also, join Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky as they introduce Fan Fare, a new segment of Mousetalgia. Plus - Disney Would-You-Rather, and more!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:54am PST
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Mousetalgia - Episode 18 Personalizing Disneyland: Fun ways to bring the magic home and enjoy the magic year-round, including personalized videos, hats, shirts, ears, flip-books, and more! Also - adventures in registering for the Haunted Mansion's 40th anniversary event!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:52am PST
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Mousetalgia - Episode 17 Fantasyland, continued: A look at the outdoor attractions in Disneyland's Fantasyland, including the Tea Party, Dumbo, Matterhorn, Storybook Land, King Arthur's Carrousel, and more. Join Team Mousetalgia as they explore Fantasyland in depth!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:50pm PST
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Mousetalgia - Episode 16 Changing 'it's a small world,' and updating Disneyland in general - the pros and cons of messing with the classics. Join Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky as they discuss the history of 'small world' and the merits of its re-imagining - plus opinions on Pirates, Nemo, and more!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:09am PST
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Mousetalgia - Episode 15 Join Dave, Becky, Jeff and Kristen as they discuss Disneyland's Fantasyland and its dark rides... including Peter Pan's Flight, Snow White's Scary Adventures, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Pinocchio's Daring Journey, and more!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:41am PST
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Mousetalgia - Episode 14 Join Dave, Becky, Jeff and Kristen as they open the Mousetalgia Mailbag and answer listener emails. Topics include planning Disneyland-themed parties and events, listener suggestions, and a Haunted Mansion moment featuring the Hatbox Ghost!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:06am PST
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Mousetalgia - Episode 13 Join Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky as they discuss the benefits of being a Disneyland Annual Passholder, and look at Disneyland's new monthly payment plan for Annual Passes. The team discusses the pros and cons of Disneyland's old ticket books. Also, Kristen takes us on a tour of the recently-opened Sleeping Beauty Castle walkthrough exhibit - and more!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:09am PST
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Mousetalgia - Episode 12 Join Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky as they discuss the latest news about the Haunted Mansion's 40th anniversary events this year at Disneyland. Learn about the official merchandise event on 9/9/09, cocktails with artist Shag, the "O-pin Plot" pin event, and more!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:57am PST
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Mousetalgia - Episode 11 Join Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky as they introduce the Mousetalgia Emporium - a potpourri of comments and thoughts on a variety of topics. Today, Team Mousetalgia discusses character dining at the Grand Californian, breakfasts at the park, Rider Switch Passes for taking small children to the park, local hotels, Disneyland's "Key to the Magic" cards, and more!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:15am PST
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Mousetalgia Episode 10 Join Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky as they discuss Disneyland's new Pixie Hollow installation, where you can meet Tink! Also, the team heads over to Disney's California adventure to visit the Blue Sky Cellar, Imagineering's sneak-preview exhibit of plans and models from the upcoming DCA renovations. Plus, last-minute Disney gift ideas, and more!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:46am PST
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Mousetalgia Episode 9 Join Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky as they discuss spending the holidays at Disneyland - including the decor, lights, television ads, and the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay. Does Jack Skellington deserve his own land in Disneyland? We discuss it! Also, a new listener email segment - and we share our favorite Christmas memories from the park.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:53am PST
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Mousetalgia - Episode 8 Join Dave, Jeff, and Becky in part two of their exclusive interview with Margaret Kerry, the original reference model for Tinker Bell from Walt Disney's 1953 classic Peter Pan. Margaret talks about the changes coming to 'it's a small world,' and shares memories of her life among the Disney legends. Special guests Kari and Vickie discuss visiting Disneyland Resort on a budget, and the team ponders the pros and cons of princesses and pin collecting.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:51pm PST
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Mousetalgia - Episode 7 Join Dave, Jeff, and Becky in an exclusive interview with Margaret Kerry, the original reference model for Tinker Bell from Walt Disney's 1953 classic Peter Pan. In part one of a two-part interview, Margaret talks about being hired to portray Tink, and she discusses Tink's journey from Peter Pan's sidekick to international superstar. Margaret also shares some stories from early Disneyland encounters, and gives her review of the new Tinker Bell movie! Kristen also checks in from Uganda, where she is currently working.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:50pm PST
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Mousetalgia Episode 6 Join Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky as they celebrate the spooking season with an in-depth look at Disneyland's Haunted Mansion. Jeff puts on his "Chef Mayhem" persona and offers expert commentary on the Haunted Mansion from his years of operating fansite DoomBuggies.com, and the rest of the crew offer additional perspective and insights. Also - Haunted Mansion sound effects, favorite Disney villains, Tink drops by, and a spooktacular contest!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:13pm PST
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Mousetalgia - Episode 5 Join the Mousetalgia crew as Dave, Kristen, Becky and Jeff visit Adventureland. Starting with a tour of memories from the defunct Tahitian Terrace, the crew announce a new recipe segment titled "Magically Inspired Eats," then move on to discuss the Enchanted Tiki Room, the Jungle Cruise, Indiana Jones Adventure, and the Treehouse: Swiss vs. Tarzan. Tinker Bell also makes a fly-by in this episode!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:21pm PST
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Mousetalgia - Episode 4 Join the Mousetalgia Crew and listen in as Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky discuss the impact that Disney's live-action/animation films have had on Disneyland Park, featuring Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Song of the South, and Pete's Dragon. And as a special bonus feature, Becky and Dave offer a practically perfect review of Mary Poppins on Broadway!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:32pm PST
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Mousetalgia - Episode 3 Join the Mousetalgia Crew and listen in as Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky discuss Disneyland's Tomorrowland, and its depiction of the transportation of the future. Jeff reviews the Mark VII and the current Innoventions Dream Home exhibit, and Kristen wonders aloud about eating fruit off the trees at the park. The team also hosts a lively debate over the influence George Lucas has had on Disneyland. Nemo, Buzz, and the Peoplemover are also hot topics of this show.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:41pm PST
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Mousetalgia Episode 2

Join the Mousetalgia Crew and listen in as Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky discuss the "Swinging Wake" Haunted Mansion event held in Disneyland's Blue Bayou last spring - a private party held in Disneyland after the park closed to the public. Jeff tells the behind-the-scenes story of hosting the event at Disneyland, which featured four Disney Legends as featured guests ("X" Atencio, Blaine Gibson, Harriet Burns, and Bob Gurr) and a private ride through the Haunted Mansion. Other topics include favorite Disneyland queues, "line etiquette" and the recent decision to recreate the original "Sleeping Beauty's Castle" dioramas. Visit the image gallery on Mousetalgia.com to see associated photos.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:24pm PST
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Mousetalgia: Episode 1 Join the Mousetalgia Crew and listen in as Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky introduce their new podcast, and discuss Disneyland Park's New Orleans Square. Topics of discussion include the New Orleans Square atmosphere, the Blue Bayou Restaurant, and the secrets of Walt Disney's mysterious Club 33. Kristen also shares about her experience of riding through the Haunted Mansion with the creator of the Haunted Mansion's "Doom Buggies," Disney Legend Bob Gurr!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:07pm PST
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