Show Notes for Episode 267

Joe Rohde

Meeting Some Disney Stars

JB Kaufman and Didier Ghez

A Few Cosplayers We Saw

Terri Hardin Jackson

A Clean Sweep

Stan Freese

Justin Scarred and Alley

Ready to Start Selling

Tom Morris

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In this episode we just got back from the D23 Expo, and there is much to share about our time at our booth, and that whole weekend. We shared a booth with Russell Flores, and Joshua Shaffer, and we had a blast so we invited them to come on the show and have a virtual round table discussion about our weekend. Plus mixed in is some Disneyland Resort current events.












































































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​Disneyland Resort Current Event


MiceChat has a full recap of D23 Expo info and announcements: D23 Expo - Event Coverage & Breaking News


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D23 Expo: Sneak Peeks at Disneyland’s new parade, Star Wars Rise of the Resistance, and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

By Andy Castro - August 25, 2019


"Chapek rolled a new sizzle reel for Galaxy’s Edge, which gave the audience several glimpses at the upcoming Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction, which is set to open at Disneyland in January 2020 and this December in Walt Disney World. The attraction looks like it’s incredibly ambitious and employs a lot of impressive new effects. Galaxy’s Edge absolutely needs this ride open before the land will feel complete. With such soft attendance this summer, I can’t help but wonder if Disney is kicking themselves for opening the land without this E-Ticket ready to go."

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D23 Expo: A closer look at the Marvel-themed Avengers Campus coming to California and Paris

By Andy Castro - August 23, 2019

"The Disney Parks Pavilion features a big section dedicated to the new Marvel-themed Avengers Campus lands coming to Disney California Adventure and Walt Disney Studios Paris. For all the space dedicated to the “Avengers Campus” lands in the Disney Parks pavilion, real substantive information on what these lands will offer is still pretty minimal. Hopefully more will be explained in Sunday’s Disney Parks presentation but until then, let’s take a bit of a closer look at what the show floor pavilion has to offer."

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D23 Expo Round-up: New Disney Attractions, Island, & Reinventions

By Dusty Sage - August 26, 2019

"Wow, what a weekend! If you’ve been keeping up with all the news from the 2019 D23 Expo, there’s a lot to digest, including the announcement of new attractions, ships, resorts, and partnerships around the world. We have a comprehensive roundup to all of our coverage from Disney’s Biennial fan event. Let’s take a look at what went down at D23 Expo this weekend."

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D23 Expo: Sneak peek at new Marvel-themed Avengers Campuses coming to California and Paris

By Andy Castro - August 25, 2019

"Chapek introduced Imagineer Scot Drake who is heading the Marvel projects for Disney Parks.

Drake explained that the two Avengers Campuses in California and Paris come after the HYDRA attack on Stark Expo in Hong Kong Disneyland’s Tomorrowland. The Campuses were established due to a need for more super heroes, and guests will be invited on various adventures to train with and go on missions alongside the Avengers."

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D23 2019: Disney drops details of Marvel’s Avengers Campus coming to Anaheim and Paris

By Todd Martens

Aug. 23, 2019

"Like the recently opened Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland, the Avengers Campus will encourage guests to take a more participatory role. It’s expected that the Spider-Man attraction will have some game-like elements, and D23 Expo displays appeared to make it clear that guests — “amateur inventors,” in this case — will be able to digitally construct their own superhero suits as part of what the company is calling the Worldwide Engineering Brigade (WEB).

"Avengers Campus will also follow in the footsteps of Galaxy’s Edge in that, in contrast to topic-focused lands such as New Orleans Square or Adventureland, it will be laced with a bit of a plot. In Galaxy’s Edge, for instance, the story goes that the Resistance is hiding out in a nearby forest, and the evil First Order has just landed in an attempt to sniff them out. Guests enter the conflict, which can be explored via the Play Disney Parks mobile app, where there is a game for control of the land itself."

LA Times


Sun, August 25, 2019

Details Revealed for Avengers Campus and Other New Experiences Coming to Disneyland Resort

by Michael Ramirez, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort


"Debuting in spring 2020, the all-new, extraordinary 'Magic Happens' parade will travel down Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland park.

"Celebrating awe-inspiring moments of magic—both large and small—that are at the heart of so many Disney stories, “Magic Happens” reminds us we don’t need wings to fly, shooting stars were made to wish upon, and magic doesn’t stop at midnight.

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"As we’ve previously shared, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway—the first major Mickey-themed ride-through attraction—is coming to Disneyland park in 2022.

"The action takes place at the El CapiTOON Theater in Mickey’s Toontown, where Mickey and Minnie are premiering their newest short, “Perfect Picnic.” Before you enter the cinema, you’ll experience a special exhibit created by the Toontown Hysterical Society featuring costumes and props from the toon world. 

"Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway puts you inside the wacky and unpredictable world of Disney Channel’s Emmy® Award-winning “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts! Once you step into the cartoon world of Mickey and Minnie, you’ll board a train with Goofy as the engineer. Then, one magical moment after the next leads you to a zany, out-of-control adventure filled with surprising twists and turns.

"With an original story and lovable theme song, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway uses state-of-the-art technologies and dazzling visual effects to transform the cartoon world into an incredible and immersive multi-dimensional experience."

Disney Parks Blog


Avengers E-ticket ride coming to new Marvel land at Disney California Adventure

BY BRADY MACDONALD

August 25, 2019

Orange County Register


Avengers Campus: Everything we learned at D23 Expo about the Marvel land coming to Disney California Adventure

BY BRADY MACDONALD

August 27, 2019

Orange County Register


Disneyland reveals new character and special effects coming to Rise of the Resistance ride in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

BY BRADY MACDONALD

August 25, 2019

Orange County Register


Disneyland reveals new details about Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway dark ride

BY BRADY MACDONALD

August 25, 2019

Orange County Register


Sun, August 25, 2019

All-New ‘Magic Happens’ Parade to Debut in Spring 2020 at Disneyland Park

by Michael Ramirez, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort

Disney Parks Blog


Disneyland launches new Magic Happens parade in spring 2020

BY BRADY MACDONALD

August 25, 2019

Orange County Register


New Spider-Man ride tops list of Disney theme park attractions unveiled at D23

By Hugo Martin

Aug. 25, 2019

"In front of a crowd of cheering Disney fanatics at D23, the biennial celebration of all things Disney, Bob Chapek, chairman of parks, experiences and products, cataloged for nearly two hours the additions, expansions and overhauls planned for Disney parks in Anaheim, Paris, Hong Kong and Orlando, Fla.

Some of the announcements made at the Anaheim Convention Center came with musical presentations, and legendary Disney actor Dick Van Dyke made an appearance to plug a new feature at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando."

LA Times


D23 Expo: Is Disney’s intellectual property squeezing the theme out of our theme parks?

By Todd Martens

Aug. 25, 2019

"Disney theme parks in recent years have been undergoing grand transformations, welcoming large-scale lands based upon acquisitions and partnerships. Movie-inspired areas such as Cars Land, Toy Story Land, Pandora — the World of Avatar and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge are in, while the topic-based lands of yore — Adventureland, Frontierland, Tomorrowland — are no longer in vogue with theme park designers.

"It’s a pivot that’s influencing the compositional purpose of the lands. Walt Disney Imagineers are increasingly emphasizing interactive elements and play-based experiences, and in the case of Galaxy’s Edge and the in-development Avengers Campus coming to Anaheim, a more plot-focused design approach. The increased cinematic influence is also gradually tweaking the very mission statements of the parks."

LA Times


Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ will do the ride justice, Dwayne Johnson vows

By Ashley Lee, Todd Martens

Aug. 24, 2019

"Disney’s 'Jungle Cruise' will not only look familiar to fans of the Disneyland ride, but it’ll also echo some of the most beloved adventure movies to date.

"That’s what was teased at the D23 Expo on Saturday by the film’s stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, who rolled into the morning presentation at the Anaheim Convention Center on a decorated riverboat and classic car."

LA Times


Worker at Disneyland dies after steel plate falls on him while working on HVAC system

Orange County Register


Worker at Disneyland dies after being struck by metal panel 

by Hannah FryStaff Writer 

Aug. 29, 2019


"A 38-year-old man died after being struck by a metal plate while working on an air conditioning system at Disneyland in Anaheim early Thursday.

"The man, who was employed by a contractor for Disneyland, was inside an 8- to 10-foot-deep trench in a backstage area outside the park installing chiller lines for an HVAC system shortly after 3 a.m. when he was injured, said Sgt. Daron Wyatt, a spokesman for Anaheim Fire & Rescue.

"The workers were lowering a piece of equipment into the trench when it struck a crossbeam and knocked over a metal panel, which fell on the man and knocked him over, Wyatt said."

LA Times


Disney cancels live shows at Golden Horseshoe Saloon and Pixar Pier as entertainment cutbacks continue

BY BRADY MACDONALD

August 30, 2019

Orange County Register


Disneyland Update: Pumpkins, Crowds & Bees Buzz Into Disneyland

August 19, 2019

"It’s been a busy week at the Disneyland Resort. With two concurrent events happening in Disneyland, the Haunted Mansion’s 50th Anniversary and the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade, people have been coming to see the spectacle in the last stretch of summer. Although the days have been fairly light, tourists have been packing the park nightly. But beware, the parks are expected to become MUCH more crowded beginning today, when the Deluxe Annual Passes are unblocked from Disneyland at long last.

"We’re also starting to see the first signs of Halloween decorations around the park. The big D23 Expo hits this coming weekend. And fall construction projects are starting to pop up . . . including a fond goodbye to Tomorrowland’s French fry rocks!"

MiceChat


Disneyland Resort Update: New Magic – Hold the Fries

By Brian Pinsky - August 27, 2019

"It was a busy weekend for the Disneyland Resort as tens of thousands of fans showed up for the biennial D23 Expo. And even as Bob Chapek revealed new project after new project from the Hall D23 stage in the Anaheim Convention Center, there was a bunch of significant work going on throughout the Disneyland Resort as well. So I packed my Expo badge in my back pocket and headed to Disneyland. So, let’s take a look at Tomorrowland rock removal, construction around the parks, the newly named Marvel land and much more, there’s a lot to cover. So buckle up, and let’s get started!"


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D23 Expo 2019 Discussion

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