Wednesday, 25 January 2023

439 Disney Dream Girls

Welcome to this week's Disney Dream Girls Podcast - show number 439 for Sunday 22nd January 2023. 

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Sunday, 15 January 2023

438 The Disney Dream Girls Podcast

Welcome to this week's Disney Dream Girls Podcast - show number 438 for Sunday 15th January 2023. 

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Disney History

On this day (15th January 1905) Elias Paul 'Allie' Wrubel was born in New Middletown, Connecticut. His Disney connection is that he worked with Lyricist Ray Gilbert on Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah. This song won an Oscar in 1947.

The then CEO - Michael Eisner - announced plans to open a 4th theme park at Walt Disney World. 

Moving to the 16th January 1890, Edna Francis was born in Reece, Kansas. In 1925, she married Roy O. Disney and five years later gave birth to her only son - Roy E Disney. An ink artist in her own right, she was made a Disney legend in 2003 - some nineteen years after her death. She sadly passed away in 1984 at the age of 94. 

Photo Credit - It All Started with Walt Disney Facebook Group
Read more about her https://d23.com/walt-disney-legend/edna-disney/

Changes and more...

Well this week turned out to be a very busy news week...where do we start?

After much teasing via Instagram and other social medias we finally have a date for the opening of Tron Lightcycle Run. Disney started with an image of a high score table which left fans deciphering the scores for clues. The following day a 'reel' showing images from the game revealed what appeared to be two 4's...following a slue of comments Disney very quickly revealed the official opening date of 4th April 2023.

Next we had news about the return of 'Happily Ever After' at the Magic Kingdom and 'Epcot Forever' at Epcot, with both returning on 3rd April 2023. Along with confirmation that the barges will be removed from World Showcase Lagoon.

But wait we have more news for both Walt Disney World and Disneyland! Changes are coming very soon involving the removal of self parking charges at resort hotels at WDW, annual pass holder benefits and bonus content for Genie +. Read more about these over on the Disney Parks Blog (WDW & Disneyland) or better still listen to the show!

Disney Merchandise

Photo Credit Disneyland News Today
Michelle discussed her love of the new Matterhorn dress that is available. For $148 it can be yours! The dress is a very flattering drindl style and is based around the traditional dress of the Alpine attire.

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Monday, 9 January 2023

Disney Dream Girls 437

Welcome to this week's Disney Dream Girls Podcast - show number 437 for Sunday 8th January 2023. 

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Sunday, 11 December 2022

Disney Dream Girls - Show 436

Welcome to this week's Disney Dream Girls Podcast - show number 436 for Sunday 11th December 2022.  

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This week the girls take a look at some news, dining packages and Christmas movies.

News
Disneyland Paris has just announced some price increases to their table service and buffet restaurants and some of the increases are rather large. While some restaurants have seen only a few Euro increase there are some with increases as high as 16 Euros!

In Walt Disney World changes to the RunDisney events have surprised the much needed volunteers who make these events possible. A previous reward of a days park ticket has now been reduced to a half day ticket.

Holiday Dining Packages
Over at Disneyland, the Plaza Inn is currently offering two seasonal dining packages.

The Christmas Fantasy Parade Dining Package gives you preferred viewing for the parade with dining between 1pm and 3.30pm. Prices are $40 per adult and $25 per child (plus tax & gratuity).

And then on New Years Eve there is the slightly more expensive New Years Eve Fireworks Dining Package. This will set adults back $125 and children $100 but gives preferred seating for those extra special fireworks.

Christmas Movies
After posing a question over on the Dream Girls Podcast Family page on Facebook the girls discuss some favourite Disney Christmas movies. And the big debate is whether Die Hard can now be classed as a Disney movie as it's available on Disney + and whether it is a Christmas movie!!

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Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Disney Dream Girls - Show 435

Welcome to this week's Disney Dream Girls Podcast - show number 435 for Sunday 4th December 2022.  

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The 5th December is Walt Disney's birthday, he was born in 1901 in Chicago, Illinois and passed away on the 15th of December 1966.

Photo Credit - D23

Disney + 

A second series of 'Magic of the Animal Kingdom' will premiere on 1st January on the National Geographic channel but the entire series of 10 episodes will be on Disney + on 4th January 2023. This forms part of the Disney 100 years of wonder celebration, which starts on New Year's Eve.

Disney gifts

We discuss some items that you may wish to gift during this holiday time. 

Darth Vader Cross Body Bag by Vera Bradley $75

19.5 inch Coach Minnie Mouse - $600

50th celebration train set $499.99

1 carat diamond ring - part of the Disney Fairy Tale Collection. Surrounding the diamond are pink sapphires, opals and smaller diamonds. There is a co-ordinating wedding band for $900. 

 (All photos courtesy of shopdisney.com)

Park News

Splashing down in WDW for the last time on 23rd January 2023, we have had an official date for Splash Mountain's refurbishment.

We then talk a little about the Christmas offerings in the American Disney parks - Festival of the Holidays in Disneyland Resort and the Holidays in Walt Disney World

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Sunday, 27 November 2022

434 Bibbidi Bobbidi Bob

Welcome to this week's Disney Dream Girls Podcast - show number 434 for Sunday 27th November 2022. 

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On the 27th November 1937 the very final cells were painted on Disney's very fist feature length animated film - Snow White. This was a massive undertaking with 32 animators, 102 assistants, 167 people that filled in bits of action, 20 layout artists, 25 staff focussing on water colours for the background, 65 effects animators and 158 ink and paint artists. 

Moving on to 2013, and Frozen was released. Also, Walt Disney World Resorts were all entry via touch point technology - the first being Typhoon Lagoon. 

Bob Chapek stands down and the CEO role is filled by Bob Iger for the next two years. 

21st November, Genie + hit a staggering cost of $29 pp - with Rise of the Resistance costing $25 for its lightening lane. 

Buffet Restaurants - Which Theme Would We Opt For?

1900 Park Fare (closed) 81.3% rating on Touring Plans

Akershaus Royal Banquet Hall 74.1% rating on Touring Plans

Biergarten 89.2% rating on Touring Plans

Boma 95.9% rating on Touring Plans

Cape May 82.7% rating on Touring Plans

Chef Mickey's 83% rating on Touring Plans

Crystal Palace 79.6% rating on Touring Plans

Garden Grill 89.5%  rating on Touring Plans

Hollywood and Vine 76.9% rating on Touring Plans

'Ohana 86.2% rating on Touring Plans

Topolinos Terrace 94.1%

Tusker House 88.3% rating on Touring Plans

Which buffet would be your top pick?

Interesting to note, whilst researching the above, the lowest rated place to get foods are Walt Disney World are:

  • Tomorrowland Turkey Leg 50%
  • Golden Oak Outpost Ice-Cream Cart 52.9%
  • Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas 55.2%

Where as the highest rated are:

  • Pineapple Linai 98.8%
  • Baseline Tap House 97.9%
  • Nomad Lounge 97.3%

Also, I was stunned to see Connections Eatery only at 85.4% 

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Monday, 21 November 2022

433 The Disney Dream Girls

Welcome to this week's Disney Dream Girls Podcast - show number 433 for Sunday 20th November 2022. 

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On This Day In Disney History

Goldie Jeanne Hawn was born on 21st November 1945. Winner of an Oscar for Best Supporting Role in 1969 for role in the film Cactus Flower. She also received a nomination for her role in the 1980's filme - Private Benjamin - Best Actress in a leading role. 

What is your favourite role that this actress has played and why?

Moving to 1963, Walt and a team of executives land at Herndon Airport (now Orlando Executive Airport) to search for the ideal location for the 'East Coast Disneyland'.

On 24th November 1995, The Disney MGM Studios Spectacle of Lights Featuring Osborne Family Holiday Lights debuted. Sadly, the lights were packed away and so far never to be re-lit since 6th January 2016.

More information - visit https://www.yesterland.com/osborne.html

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