Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Podcast Episode 68

Who the hell signed off on this?
This week on Mickey Mutineers, Jake fills us in on some recent news from Fastpass+, Imagineering change-ups, and a raptor in Animal Kingdom. Matt tries to make some appearances fighting technical difficulties. Josh introduces a brand new (and surprisingly hilarious) segment called Lawnchair Imagineering, where, for it's inaugural segment, we rethink the world-famous Jungle Cruise! And then Annie, once again standing in as "Tim," brings a segment over from her own show, Disney Dummies! Then we wrap it up with a lightning round of Listener Q's, and then Josh puts it together, sends it to Jake, who puts it on the internet and now it's in your ears. Surprise! As always, you can listen on the player there on the right, unless you're on the mobile page! In that case, CLICK HERE, listen through iTunes, or use your favorite podcast app on your smartphone! If you use iTunes, please, rate and review us! Free high fives for anyone that does!
See? Tom Fitzgerald worked on Horizons. He's good.


We rip this thing apart!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Podcast Episode 67

This week's episode features a rumor about Disneyland updating the animatronics in the classic Fantasyland rides, something about a Ratatouille ride in Paris, Matt discovers the new Mickey Mouse cartoons, and for our main feature, we finally settle who is actually the very best Disney villain. Then we wrap it up with a maddening round of Birnbaum's Blitz. Also there might be some chaos and hilarity sprinkled throughout. Enjoy it!  As always, you can listen on the player there on the right, unless you're on the mobile page! In that case, CLICK HERE, listen through iTunes, or use your favorite podcast app on your smartphone! If you use iTunes, please, rate and review us! Free high fives for anyone that does!

New AA's for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Matt discovers something that no one else knew about!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Podcast Episode 66

Hello again, and welcome to another episode of Mickey Mutineers! Huh, that does sound weird... This week, we cover some very relevent Epcot news, Jake brings a Show and Tell item to an audio podcast (dumbass,) Tim brings up an idea he would like to see implemented into Run Disney, and we introduce a new recurring segment called Never Ever Land, where each time we cover a never-built Disney park/ride/land/resort that Disney was working on at one time or another. Also randomly we have a very special Random Matt, and it does not disappoint. So thanks for tuning in and enjoy the show! As always, you can listen on the player there on the right, unless you're on the mobile page! In that case, CLICK HERE, listen through iTunes, or use your favorite podcast app on your smartphone! If you use iTunes, please, rate and review us! Free high fives for anyone that does!

Hey look! Now our episodes come with visual aids! (Check here at the blog from now on to see pictures of some of the stuff we talk about!)

Tim during his fancy color starch run thing.
Jake's Magic Bands (Banana for scale!)

Concept art for scrapped Walt Disney's Riverfront Square in St. Louis

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Podcast Episode 65

Hola swabs and swaberitas! This week is a doozy in the BEST way! We go through the Top 12 (or so) MORE Things You Shouldn't Do At The Disney Parks! That's right, a sequel Top 12 list! Buckle up, because you're not ready for this! There's also some news about MyMagic+ but that was assumed, right? Huh. Anyway, listen to this one! NOW! As always, you can listen on the player there on the right, unless you're on the mobile page! In that case, CLICK HERE, listen through iTunes, or use your favorite podcast app on your smartphone! If you use iTunes, please, rate and review us! Free high fives for anyone that does!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Getting around on the DL.

Hey swabs! Josh here. Have you ever been at Disneyland and needed to get somewhere with a quickness and/or escape the crowds?  Well, good news, there's an app for that.  Not really, but there are a handful of "shortcuts" and routes off of the beaten path that help and are often nice to take.

Shall we begin?

Rancho del Zocalo to Fantasyland. The ultimate Disneyland
shortcut.
First off, say you're in Frontierland and want to get to Fantasyland in a quick way, or vice versa, and don't want to go near the castle or walk all the way around Big Thunder.  Simply walk to the right of the Rancho del Zocalo restaurant and slip out the back.  You will pass some restrooms, that new Fantasy Faire thing, and pop out somewhere near the entrance to the Sleeping Beauty Castle walkthrough. Easy, and no mucking about in hyper space.

Next up, the breezeway between Adventureland and Frontierland.  Not really a shortcut, but another restroom access point. Can help on packed days, though, especially when used in conjunction with the previously mentioned route. Also, it helps when the crowds bottleneck near the Tiki Room and the sacrificing of the virgin at the Dole Whip stand. 
Adventureland to Frontierland. Or the other way. We won't tell.
It'll be our little secret...

Skirting Tomorrowland Terrace. Great for getting from Star
Tours over to the Matterhorn
I'm not sure if this quicker, but I often cut across The Tomorrowland Terrace when rushing around that area.  Seems faster as long as it is not peak meal hours, but if it is you might be able to use Tim's tip and get a free meal...

During the park closing exodus, I rush through the Emporium Shops on Main Street. With the exception of the two alley ways on each side, you can usually clear most of Main Street that way. Yes, there are usually last minute tourists in the shops scrambling for items, but it is usually a lot quicker than walking right down the middle of Main Street, U.S.A.
Your final escape. (Be sure to stop for some candy!)

So there you go. Some quick shortcuts to help you zip around Disneyland park!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Podcast Episode 64

Hey gang! Have we got one helluva show for you this week! After an intense rescue mission from IKEA, Tim starts us off with some sweet news, Jake talks more Magic Bands and calls out a certain internet article for blatantly lying, some piss poor Metallica impressions happen, Josh brings back some Attraction Clashin' fun, (this is turning into a really long sentence) we point out a slight flaw in the Small World 50th promotion, and finally, we finish things off with a rousing edition of the TripAdvisor Game of Shame! Who doesn't like that? Seriously! This is one episode you don't want to miss! So, you know, get it on! As always, you can listen on the player there on the right, unless you're on the mobile page! In that case, CLICK HERE, listen through iTunes, or use your favorite podcast app on your smartphone! If you use iTunes, please, rate and review us! Free high fives for anyone that does!