Sunday, 27 September 2015

Show 64 - The 3 of Emotionally Us Inside Out

Hello and welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast for Sunday 27th  September 2015.  To listen to the show, we can be subscribed to via iTunes, Stitcher Radio of any podcast catching places. In addition, you can listen direct using this direct player.

Disney Feelings
For tomorrow Earvengers, we share a segment about the various feelings you can have whilst in the park and we based these on the 5 emotions of the Disney animated film, Inside Out. This went really well so I wanted to expand on it and then to ask my fellow Dream Girls. We discuss three of these emotions on the show.

If you are to believe Robert Plutchik's psychoevolutionary theory of emotion he says there are eight primary emotions:

       Fear feeling afraid. Other words are terror (strong fear), shock, phobia
       Anger feeling angry. A stronger word is rage.
       Sadness feeling sad. Other words are sorrow, grief (a stronger feeling, for example when someone has died) or depression (feeling sad for a long time). Some people think depression is a different emotion.
       Joy feeling happy. Other words are happiness, gladness.
       Disgust feeling something is wrong or dirty
       Trust a positive emotion; admiration is stronger; acceptance is weaker
       Anticipation in the sense of looking forward positively to something which is going to happen. Expectation is more neutral.
       Surprise how one feels when something unexpected happens.

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival
Nobody does food like the Disney Food Blog and they have a fabulous review of the Festival offerings, so why not visit Disney Food Blog. We will look closer on the next show with a very special guest. 

Finally, we opened the mail bag and answered a few questions. 

We will be back with the next set of show notes, next Sunday, 4th October 2015. 

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Show 63 - Look What's Coming!

Hello and welcome to the show notes, to accompany the Disney Dream Girls podcast number 63 for Sunday 20th September 2015. Coming up in this episode we have:

  • Star Wars in Disneyland and WDW
  • Halloween eats in Disneyland

  • Christmas at Disneyland  

  • As usual, to list to the show, you can click the link below or listen via one of the many podcast catching places by searching Disney Dream Girls. 

    Firstly, competition news. Show 060 set a competition to name, in order, the attractions Paul, Michelle and Wendy rode. We were overwhelmed with winners, however the lucky winner is Katie Mason.

    Star Wars Weekends
    Our first item was brought to our attention by WDW News Today and it was the rumour that Star Wars Weekends will be culled.

    The weekends began in 1997 and perhaps, with the new offerings, it will be removed due to the upcoming season of the force (starting Jan 2016). This sees Hyperspace Mountain at Disneyland and Star Wars fireworks at Disney Hollywood Studios. Before that, in December, co-inciding with the movie opening Star Tours: The Adventures Continue new adventure and the Star Wars Launch Bay will open. Along with this rumour, the possibility of Disney characters no longer appearing in the role of Star Wars characters.

    Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP)
    The map and some timings are available and we discuss these during the show. What do you think?

    Photo Credit - Disney
    Photo Credit - Disney
    Halloween Eats in Disneyland
    With so many delicious offerings available, it is really hard to narrow down the list! However, Michelle and Jayne munch their way through one or two delights for you.

    Haunted Mansion Cake
    Photo Credit Disney Parks Blog

    Poison Apple-tini
    Photo Credit Disney Parks Blog
    Carthay Circle Restaurant
    Poison Apple-Tini – Crown Royal Apple, Dekuyper Pucker
    Sour Apple Schnapps and cranberry juice.

    French Market Restaurant $5.39
    Haunted Mansion Cake, no details but from picture, guessing 
    a vanilla cake with frosting and Mardi Gras mask decorating 
    – worry is style over taste though.

    Christmas at Disneyland Schedule Released
    “A Christmas Fantasy” parade returns, showing daily along with the new “Paint the Night” parade each night. Don't worry as Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” will return in January after the holiday season ends. Each night, the all-new “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular will light up the park as part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration; “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks will not be presented this year.
    Photo Credit - Disney Parks Blog

    The Castle remains dressed as it is, rather than having the Christmas overlay.

    World of Color – Celebrate!” continues throughout the season at Disney California Adventure park, along with “World of Color – Winter Dreams.”

    Also at Disneyland park, Santa Claus will greet guests at a new location in Critter Country (where Winnie Pooh currently meets). When he visits Disney California Adventure park, Santa can be found at Elias & Co. on Buena Vista Street.

    In addition, Disneyland Park is offering:
       Jingle Cruise
       it’s a small world” Holiday
        Haunted Mansion Holiday

    Whereas Disney California Adventure Park has:
        Disney ¡Viva Navidad!
        Holiday decor in Cars Land, “a bug’s land” and Buena Vista Street
        Olaf’s Snow Fest
         Buena Vista Street Community Choir
    Photo Credit Disney Parks Blog
    Finally, Downtown Disney District has:
         Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink

    This is November 13 through January 6, 2016!

    The podcast will be back on Sunday 27th September 2015. If you want more Disney fun with us like our Facebook page by searching Disney Dream Girls.

    Sunday, 13 September 2015

    Show 062 - Tokyo Talking

    Hello and welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls podcast, show number 062. On this show, we are joined by Patricia and Chris from the TDR Explorer Podcast and website to talk us through visiting the Disney theme parks in Tokyo.

    Firstly, we discussed the location of the parks and their proximity to each other. As they are near to each other, with entrances back to back, a little walking will be required. 
    Tokyo Disneyland Resort
    Photo Credit - TDR Explorer
     Then we chat about the different places to stay, the old favourite - on site or off site.  Your choice will be determined by your budget. We discuss the various compromises and the amazing transport links that may enable you to stay a little further out from the parks and save you Yen! 
    Disneyland Hotel
    Photo Credit - Tokyo Disneyland Resort Japan Website
    Disneyland have a trio of 'onsite' hotels. Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, Disney Ambassador Hotel and Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta. The next 'tier' of hotels are the Tokyo Disney Resort Official Hotels, which there are five. Then there are the Tokyo Disney Resort Partner Hotels and again there are five of these. The final section is the Good Neighbor Hotels, to which there are twelve. Obviously, you can choose and book one of the many other hotels in the area. I suggest a visit to the Disney website to compare the benefits of these hotels -Disneyland hotel comparison
    Disneyland Tokyo Resort at Halloween
    Photo Credit - TDR Explorer
    Then, we look at ticket prices and we are happy to report that the prices aren't that bad. The day ticket is one of the cheapest Disney park tickets and Chris and Patricia both said a four day ticket should be sufficient but for a more thorough experience you can always add extra days.
    Photo Credit - Tokyo Disneyland Resort Japan Website
    Our next topic was running through the attractions for both parks. There are some old favourites but also some very unique attractions to enjoy. Out of the two parks, Patricia urges, if you had just one day, go to Disney TokyoSea because of its stunning theming and its utter uniqueness.
    Pooh's Hunny Hunt
    Photo Credit - TDR Explorer
    Then of course we have to talk food! There are plenty of options if you are a fussy eater, you can find burgers, fried chicken and pizza. However, there are lots of other options available if you are more adventurous. Chris absolutely loves the Gyoza dog, which is frequently changed to match the different seasons. 
    Gyoza Dog 'Cruella' Style
    Photo Credit - TDR Explorer
    Towards the end of the show, Chris and Patricia give some top tips on what to expect when visiting and also some invaluable advice.

    If you want to find out more about Disneyland Tokyo Resort, firstly listen to our show. Then, go direct to the amazing website of our guests, Patricia and Chris