Thursday, 31 March 2016

Hooper Joins Dis After Dark

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Welcome To Dis After Dark

Alan Hooper

I've know The Disney Podcasting Legend that is Alan Hooper since 2010 when I bumped into him in the toilets Mousemeets 2010. It was love at first sight. I was lucky enough to work with him on the greatest Podcast to come out of England "Your Mousecast"

Your Mousecast

Last week Alan left Disney Brit, where he'd been carrying the "I'm a tree" actor Adam Goodger for the last few years. I've heard a rumour that it all got too much for Alan when Adam approached him to do a spin off Podcast called Disney Tit, it was going to be all about flashing your boobs in the parks. Sadly this was not to be.

Adam Goodger
Disney Tit

I approached Alan to join the Dis After Dark team & as long as we pay him, he's going to join the crew from the next show. Please find him on Twitter, Facebook & his wonderful Blog "Here Come The Hoopers" I don't know what it's about but I'm sure it's AMAZEBALLS. Here's to a great big beautiful tomorrow for our Podcast!

 

 

 

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Podcast Of The Week

Podcast Of The Week


Holy BatCast

I'll be honest with you, I pop into this podcast from time to time. I've listened to Andy's Real Fans for Real Movies from the beginning so I adore his work. He's literally got my favourite Podcaster voice in podcasting. The episode of Holy Batcast I'd love you all to listen to is the Spoiler laden review of Batman v Superman. The team are honest in their reviews of the movie & they know what they are talking about. The love they have for these characters shines through & their knowledge on the topic at hand is second to non. I'll be keeping this podcast in my iTunes library in future & I urge you to go & listen too (after watching the movie)

 


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Monday, 28 March 2016

#DaDpubsnack02 In Which Our Heroes Continue Walt Disney Worlds Ultimate Attraction 2017


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Resorts for vote are

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney's BoardWalk Inn

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney's Yacht Club Resort

The Treehouse Villas

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

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The Radio DCP Podcast

Gallifrey Stands

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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Podcast Of The Week


Podcast Of The Week


I've listened to this Podcast on & off since the Joey Carter days.  Its always been brilliant, however this episode is the best work they've do.  Its recorded live on location & is the 1st time both Mark & Steve have been to the Disneyland Paris together.  Star Tours v1 closed while they were there & Steve was lucky enough to get a ride on the last ever Tour To Endor & it was actually quite emotional listening to Steve's commentary of the event.  I urge you to listen & enjoy it as much as I did.




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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

An Array Of 999 Ghosts

Following on from our latest episode with James H. Carter II, discussing The Haunted Mansion, it was brought up that the attraction gets plussed at certain times of the year and during special events. So I thought I would show you the sort of things we see, on both coasts.

Obviously the biggest change is the Nightmre Before Christmas overlay that Disneyland gets every year from September to January.





With the name changed to Haunted Mansion Holiday, Jack Skellington, Oogie Boogie and friends invade the mansion and turn into a Holiday Wonderland.

While Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion doesn't get the overlay, they do get extra additions during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.



Cast members take on a more scary look for the evening replacing the usual fairly straight forward maid/butler look to a rather more undead looking demeanour.


We also see the outside of the mansion take on a different feel, including mist and strategic lighting to make it a more overly spooky atmopsphere. Also placed outside the mansion, we find the addition of Carlotta and Rinotta, two female ghosts who heckle the party goers.




We also see some characters from the attraction make an appearance in the Boo To You Parade. The Grave Diggers lead the procession in a macarbe dance, followed by the Hitch Hiking Ghosts, who command their own float.



The final addition for Mickey's Not So Scary is a Memory Maker magic shot, where you get to pose for a photo and then see the Hitch Hiking Ghosts to the finished product.



This year saw a new, one off event, the 25th Anniversary party for the Disney Vacation Club, which introduced another character from The Haunted Mansion to the real life interpretations, the tightrope walker from the stretching room.  

Sunday, 20 March 2016

#dAdS4E17 In which our Heroes learn about Foolish Mortals The Haunted Mansion Documentary


Please check out our Show Sponsors WDW Today Podcast by visiting their site & Subscribing to their Podcast on iTunes HERE

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We are joined in The Mouses Head by James H Carter ll from Creepy Kingdom Podcast (link below) & he talks about a project he's working on called Foolish Mortals: A Haunted Mansion Documentry.  Please check out the site & support this exciting project.

We'd love you to check out The Wedsite Lady & we'd like to Thank her for all her hard work, keeping our Dis After Dark Blog tidy & up to date.

A Huge Thank You to Musical Legend Tom Ameen for our Theme Tune.  Please go & buy ALL his wonderful work 

Please Buy Christopher Ripley's Halloween Horror Nights Book.

We would really appreciate it if you would head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show and leave us a review. Even if you don't use iTunes, it will really help us build up the awareness of the podcast or if you listen on Stitcher Radio, please leave us a review there too.

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If you "LIKE" us, then you'll "LOVE" 

S.T.R.I.K.E. The Marvel Cinematic Podcast With A British Twist

The Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast

Disney Dream Girls Podcast

DisneyBrit Podcast

Creepy Kingdom,

The Theme Park Trader Podcast

The Radio DCP Podcast

Gallifrey Stands

& for potty mouth Adult Chat

THE METAL HAND OF GOD PODCAST

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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Podcast Of The Week

 

 

S.T.R.I.K.E.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Podcast

I was asked to join the team for S.T.R.I.K.E. by Paul W several weeks ago & I'll be honest, I had reservations. Not about the very kind offer but about going onto a podcast about The Marvel Cinematic Universe when I know next to nothing about it. I slept on it & come to the conclusion I really enjoy Marvel & would use my time on the show to further my knowledge on the Universe. Paul had brought with him his good friend Tony & I had an idea. I am the saviour of podcasts after all. I recruited Josh, a good friend that I've known since before he could walk. He knows his stuff & this 1st episode proves that this team that has been assembled have a great future together. We hadn't all spoken with each other before this episode & you'd never tell. The chemistry is instant. Follow the team on Twitter by clicking on their names in this post & LIKE them on Facebook. Please enjoy episode 1 below & subscribe to the podcast below too

 

 

 

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Sunday, 13 March 2016

#dAdPUBSNACK01 In which our Heroes kick off Walt Disney Worlds Ultimate Resort 2017


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If you are looking to book your next trip to WDW, Disney Land or a Disney Cruise, please visit our new Sponsor Wendy from Magical Journeys.  Let Wendy create "All of the Magic with NON of the Stress" Visit her site here for a quote.

This week we kick off Walt Disney Worlds Ultimate Resort 2017 where we discuss our favourites & put the vote out to the listeners in this BITE SIZED episode.  This weeks resorts fighting for survival are

Disney's All-Star Resorts
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside
Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

We'd love you to check out The Wedsite Lady & we'd like to Thank her for all her hard work, keeping our Dis After Dark Blog tidy & up to date.

A Huge Thank You to Musical Legend Tom Ameen for our Theme Tune.  Please go & buy ALL his wonderful work 

Please Buy Christopher Ripley's Halloween Horror Nights Book.

We would really appreciate it if you would head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show and leave us a review. Even if you don't use iTunes, it will really help us build up the awareness of the podcast or if you listen on Stitcher Radio, please leave us a review there too.

Listen to us via Stitcher for your iDevice or for your Android Device

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Don't forget to follow us on Twitter.  Like our Facebook page & join in the chat on Google Plus 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel & follow our photos on Instagram 

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Look in on our Tumblr.  We now have a Periscope too, look out for Nick in his pants soon.

 

If you "LIKE" us, then you'll "LOVE" 

S.T.R.I.K.E. The Marvel Cinematic Podcast With A British Twist

The Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast

Disney Dream Girls Podcast

DisneyBrit Podcast

Creepy Kingdom,

The Theme Park Trader Podcast

The Radio DCP Podcast

Gallifrey Stands

& for potty mouth Adult Chat

THE METAL HAND OF GOD PODCAST

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Where in the World photo quiz #3 - Can anyone beat Karen Jackson?

Ok Karen has won the first 2 quizzes, so I think it is time to toughen things up a bit.

Although its hard to know what is tough and what is easy.  I guess it all depends on how many times you have been and what you have done and seen when you have been there.

Anyway here goes.....

The first is from an "attraction" that should raise a few smiles........


The second is from a popular table service restaurant.........



The third is might drive you batty..............



Friday, 11 March 2016

Top 10 Restaurants You MUST Visit In Epcot




The amazing aspect about Epcot is that it has two parks which are squeezed into one. There is Future World that embraces future technologies and science followed by World Showcase which displays different cultures from all over the world. It is fun and an educational experience. However, the attractions do not cover all the activities to participate in within Epcot; the food is also tasty, and the dining experience in some of the restaurants make a truly magical experience. There are so many incredible restaurants which can be found throughout EPCOT's World Showcase, and it may be hard to pick the favorites. However, to help you discern which to choose when making your next Advanced Dining Reservation, here are our DaD top ten...

1.              La Hacienda de San Angel

The La Hacienda de San Angel is a concealed gem of the World Showcase. The restaurant serves so many Mexican favorites such as shrimp tacos and the famous chicken al pastor. The Salsa and complimentary chips are sumptuous and authentic, and their margaritas cannot be missed. All that being said, this restaurant is better experienced in the evening just before Illuminations or the Reflections of Earth begins.

2.              Via Napoli

When you are searching for the best pizza in all of Disney World, then you need not look further than Via Napoli. The restaurant is located behind the incredible Italy pavilion and is home to the best creative Italian-inspired entrepreneurs and thin crust pizza. The pizzas are made to serve two individuals, but the pies are so large that they may easily serve a regular hungry family of four individuals.

3.              Teppan Edo

This hibachi restaurant offers diners both an exciting show and an excellent dinner. As guests and, at least, seven of their closest family, friends, or new acquaintances sit around a grill table, the chefs of Japanese origin entertain them with their impressive knife skills. The chefs make a volcano from onions, and make a Mickey from vegetables.  Where else in the world can you see that!!

4.              Chefs de France

This restaurant is the closest best thing to sitting on a sidewalk belonging to a Parisian café. The view is simply great and is similar to what is obtained in French restaurants.

5.              Le Cellier

A trip to World Showcase is barely complete without experiencing dinner at this famous restaurant which is modeled after a Canadian wine cellar. The restaurant is known for its mushroom risotto and filet mignon but is more famous for its beer soup and cheddar and pretzel breadsticks.  And oh that yummy, yummy poutine...

6.              Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

If you travel with your family which includes young ladies, or you wish to meet the Disney Princesses, Akershus is the place to go! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served there in the Norway pavilion.

7.              Biergarten

The restaurant features regular entertainment by a live band called “oompah band." Both hot and cold buffet items are served and include, pasta salads, green salads, and potato salads, Spatzle, and bratwurst, pork.

8.              Coral Reef

Coral Reef is well known for its atmosphere. An entire wall of the restaurant is a floor-to-ceiling windows which offer a breathtaking view of the Seas with Nemo and Friends aquarium; all these make it a unique dining experience.

9.              Sunshine Seasons

This restaurant offers different choices and has something for every guest here. It also has a variety of top quality and delicious options which it serves.  Plus if you're a vegan, this is the place to be.

10.           Tangierine Cafe


If you wish for a unique taste of foreign cuisine, Tangierine is the best option. It provides sizable portions for fair prices and has a captivating, counter service menu which is nontraditional.

So there's the DaD top 10 restaurants in Epcot, and don't forget, our sister pub The Rose & Crown is also a top spot!  What's your top 10?

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Disneyland Paris Shareholders "Update"

As discussed on Episode 16, Disney have now released the following statement clarifying the position of existing shareholders 

Following yesterday’s announcement by the Shareholders Club increasing the number of shares required for new applicants are required to hold to join the Club.   A statement has been  released today  to clarify the position for existing members.


 

The Shareholders club confirms that these new applicable general conditions from March 10th, 2016 concern only the new members (never be members of the Club before this date) who have to hold 1000 shares minimum.

The former members of the Club (until March 9th, 2016) are not impacted by these new conditions if they make the renewal of their card at the latest in 60 days following its expiration date.

The new cards validity will be of 5 years for all the Club members.

The current cards (valid until 2017 or 2018) remain valid up to the expiration date and will not be reproduced with the 5-year term.

This new 5-year term will be applicable only during the renewal and according to your date of membership (so with 5 or 100 or 1000 shares)

Attention: the former members of the Club (before March 10th, 2016) will see applying the new criteria of 1000 shares if they do not make by their renewal in 60 days after the expiration date.

The renewal, according the current general conditions, is not automatic and remains a personal move from the member.

To sum up for a renewal:

  •  If you are a member before October 1st, 2005 : hold a minimum of 5 shares
  •  If you are a member between October 1st, 2005 and March 9th, 2016 : hold a minimum of 100 shares
  •  If you are a member since March 10th, 2016 : hold a minimum of 1000 shares