Sunday, 15 January 2017

Disney Dream Girls 141 - Disneyland Shanghai Trip Report

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for, show number 141 for Sunday 15th January 2017. As always, if you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, you can click on the player below.

 
Coming up on this show we are joined by Kat and Lewis for the first part of their two-part trip report that sees them visit initially Disneyland Shanghai and then Hong Kong Disneyland. 
Photo Credit - Kat and Lewis Sutton
Shanghai Disneyland officially opened on the 16th June 2016 and is located in Pudong, Shanghai. The park is owned by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and Shanghai Shendi Group. The park consists of Mickey Avenue, Gardens of Imagination, Fantasyland, Treasure Cove, Adventure Isle and Tomorrowland. Toy Story Land is planned to open in 2018.
Enchanted Storybook Castle - Photo Credit www.ShanghaiDisneyResort.com
They travelled from Australia to Shanghai and stayed off-site first to experience Shanghai and then had four park days, staying at the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel at Club Level. This is something they highly recommend as the price point was comparable to deluxe hotels at Walt Disney World and comes with a host of benefits, all of which they discuss on the podcast.
Shanghai Disneyland Hotel - Photo Credit www.ShanghaiDisneyResort.com
During our chat, we discuss the parks attractions and they share some top tips which ensured they got the optimum experience. The one attraction they enthused about the most was the Tron Lightcycle Power Run. This is an opening day attraction and is based on the Tron film series. It currently is the fastest attraction in any Disney theme park, reaching speeds of 60mph. Their top tip is ask for the front row - you won't regret it!
Photo Credit - Kat and Lewis Sutton
Kat and Lewis particularly enjoyed leaving the park and going to Disneytown. As Disneyland does not serve alcoholic beverages, if you want a drink with your meal, it is an ideal destination that can be walked to very quickly. They enjoyed a meal at Wolfgang Puck Kitchen but there are also a few other familiar names such as The Boathouse, Starbucks and The Cheesecake Factory as well as more traditional Chinese cuisine. When it comes to shopping, Disneytown has some very familar names such as Lego, Pandora, Crocs, Superdry and Sephora.
Disneytown - Photo Credit www.ShanghaiDisneyResort.com
We hope you enjoy listening to the podcast, Kat and Lewis will be back in a few weeks time with their review of Hong Kong Disneyland. But until next time, it is goodbye from us and keep upto date with us by ensuring you follow along on all of our social media sites:

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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Disney Dream Girls 140 - A Disney Year Ahead and Complaints

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for, show number 140 for Sunday 8th January 2017. As always, if you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, you can click on the player below.
On this weeks show, we start off by discussing some of the things we are looking forward to in 2017, whether it is movies, attractions or events. Then we move on to looking at five different complaints and discuss whether the complaint is valid and if Disney should offer any compensation. 

Films for 2017
Photo Credit Disney Movies Website
Beauty and the Beast (live action) 17th Mar 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 5th May 2017
Cars 3 16th Jun 2017
Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 26th May 2017
Coco 22nd Nov 2017
Star Wars 8 15th Dec 2017
Thor: Ragnarok 3rd Nov 2017
Dead Men Tell No Lies - Photo Credit Disney Movies Website
Theme Parks
Tower of Terror, closed 3rd Jan 2017
MSEP returns to Disneyland 20th Jan 2017
Dreams Come True returns to Disneyland 2017
Star Tours: The Adventure Continues opens in DLP 26th Mar 2017
Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission Break Out at DCA opens Late 2017
Re-opening of the Rivers of American late 2017
Pandora: The World of Avatar opens at DAK Summer 2017
Photo Credit Disney Website
Events
Season of the Force starts at DLP on 14th Jan 2017
Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 13th to 16th Apr 2017
D23 Anaheim 14th to 16th Jul
Disneyland Paris starts its 25th anniversary - Time to Sparkle 26th Mar 2017
Photo Credit Disneyland Paris Website
Run Disney Events
WDW Marathon Weekend 4-8 Jan 2017
DLR Star Wars Half Marathon (the light side) 12-15 Jan
WDW Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend 23-26 Feb
WDW Star Wars Half Marathon Dark Side 20-23 Apr
DLR Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend 11-14 May
Virtual Running Shorts 1 Jun - 31 Aug
DLR Half Marathon Weekend 31 Aug-3 Sep
DLP Half Marathon Weekend 21-24 Sep
WDW Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend 2-5 Nov
DLR Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend 9-12 Nov
Photo Credit Run Disney Website

We hope you enjoy the show! But until next time, it is goodbye from us and until then, keep upto date with us by ensuring you follow along in all of our social media sites:

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Sunday, 1 January 2017

Disney Dream Girls 139 - An Imagineer Visits Disneyland Paris

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for, show number 139 for Sunday 1st January 2017. As always, if you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, you can click on the player below.

Firstly, we send our condolences to the family and friends of Alan Mize, one of the co-hosts of the Enchanted Tiki Talk Podcast, who sadly passed away on Christmas Eve. It is really sad to have lost one of our fellow podcasters and especially one whose life was just beginning with a young daughter (Grace). If you are able to support the families Go Fund Me, to help with Grace's college fund, please visit Normnb8s Go Fund Me.

Also we send our condolences to the families of Carrie Fisher and George Michael who also passed away since our last podcast.

Moving on to our podcast, we chat through Christmas and then introduce our special guest - Terri Hardin. Terri has been on the show many times and on this occasion she talks about what it was like to go to Disneyland Paris and see the attractions she worked on, namely Dragons Lair and Big Thunder. 
Photo Credit L Jackson
Terri's Book
Photo Credit - L Jackson
Whilst in Disneyland Paris, Terri took the time out to meet up with people to take them on a tour of the attractions she helped create. On the podcast, she goes into details about the creative process behind this and then links to other projects she has done for Disney. 
Photo Credit L Jackson
Photo Credit L Jackson
We hope you enjoy the show! But until next time, it is goodbye from us and until then, keep upto date with us by ensuring you follow along in all of our social media sites:

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Thursday, 29 December 2016

Disney Dream Girls 138 - Rogue One, WDW and DLR Fun

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for, show number 138 for Saturday 24th December 2016. As always, if you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, you can click on the player below.
 
On this show, Michelle and Jayne have a spoiler free chat about Rogue One and whilst Jayne, our resident Star Wars fan, is able to recall the film and comment on the cinematography... Michelle has different ideas and it leads to a very different take on the film.

Also we look at Christmas at the American theme parks. Then we move on to discussing the new EPCOT International Art Festival.
Pollock inspired food - photo credit WDW Website

More serious offerings - photo credit WDW Website
We hope you enjoy the show! But until next time, it is goodbye from us and until then, keep upto date with us by ensuring you follow along in all of our social media sites:

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Disney Dream Girls 137 - Tom Ameen, News, Belle and Dreams Coming True

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for, show number 137 for Sunday 18th December 2016. As always, if you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, you can click on the player below.

On this show, Tom Ameen stands in for Jayne Phipps as Michelles co-host. He also discusses his new album - Dreams Come True - The Magic Lives On! Find out more by visiting Tom Ameen website.

I'm afraid these are short show notes, but we will be back soon! So it is goodbye from us and until then, keep upto date with us by ensuring you follow along in all of our social media sites:

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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Disney Dream Girls 136 - Disney Chat with a Christmas Feel

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for, show number 136 for Sunday 11th November 2016. As always, if you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, you can click on the player below.

On this weeks show, Michelle and Jayne start by sharing some of their homes Disney magic.

Jayne has three Christmas trees, all themed differently, as well as outside lighting and Studio 56 ornaments.

Michelle has a Disney tree with a Monorail running around her lounge. It is complete with: the Grand Floridian; Polynesian Resort and Contemporary Resort playsets plus Castle and other attractions. To see it running, there is a video on our Facebook page also. 

Then, we talk about two hard-ticket events that are going to be held at Disneyland. The first is the opportunity to purchase a ticket to see the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade at a ticket only event the night before it premieres for the general public.
The second event, is a dessert party to celebrate the last night of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. At $95 I imagine this event will be a sell out due to the attractions popularity.
Then, we chat about our favourite Christmas movie - The Muppets Christmas Carol. Is it yours? Let us know!

But until next time, it is goodbye from us and until then, keep upto date with us by ensuring you follow along in all of our social media sites:

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Disney Dream Girls 135 - WDW Uplevelled Events and Aristocats

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast for, show number 135, Sunday 4th December 2016. As always, if you wish to listen to the podcast, whilst reading this blog, you can click on the player below.
On this weeks show, we talk about two new uncharged events at Walt Disney World, the new menu at ABC Commissionary and have a chat about the Aristocats.

Due to real life getting in the way of our much-loved podcast, we apologise for the short show notes. However we will be back next week with our usual notes.

But until next time, it is goodbye from us and until then, keep upto date with us by ensuring you follow along in all of our social media sites:

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