Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Episode 127: Penny Pinching at Disney


This week we look at ways to save money for and on your next Disney vacation. We discuss using a travel agent and buying a guidebook. We talk about ways to get free water in the parks and taking a trip offsite to pick up things you left at home.

Let us know your tips for stretching your dollar at Disney on Twitter, Facebook, or in an email to generationmouse@gmail.com!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Episode 126: Checking out Memory Maker with Kim!


Aaaaaaand we're back!  Apologies for the delay on getting this episode out and, thank you for hanging with us!  (Yay, midterms!).  On the newest episode of Generation Mouse, we take an in depth look at Disney's Memory Maker (formerly known as Photopass Plus) with our very own Kim giving us insights into the program!  As Kim does this on a daily basis in the parks, we ask her all our questions to make sure the guest gets the best experience, and best bang for their buck, and get some inside tips from Kim!  Do you have a question that we didn't cover?  Leave a comment below and Kim will find an answer for you!

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Episode 125: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!

This week we take a look at all the changes that are coming Walt Disney World. We look at the changes coming to the Polynesian resort including the DVC villas and the lobby renovation. We also look at the recently announced Hub Expansion and how that will impact your next trip. We also discuss the Festival of Fantasy Parade that recently began rolling down Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. Finally, we look at the conversion from Downtown Disney to Disney Springs.

Mentioned Links:
Polynesian Resort Construction
Commercial Picture - Bad Photoshop
Hub Expansion
Festival of Fantasy Parade
Disney Springs

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Episode 124: Take One Leave One



We start this episode by bringing you Disney news including the recent ticket price increase, added days to Flower & Garden and Star Wars Weekends, and the removal of the fountain (and possibly the smell) from the Polynesian lobby.

This week we play Armchair Imagineer and look to take out a current attraction from each park and replace it with an extinct attraction.

Links to videos of extinct attractions:
Magic Kingdom
Extra Terrorestrial Alien Encounter
Mickey's Starland Show
Mickey's Toontown Fair
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
The Timekeeper

Epcot
Honey I Shrunk the Audience
The Original Journey Into Imagination
Body Wars
Tapestry of Nations Parade
The Living Seas

Disney Hollywood Studios
Original Backlot Tour
Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Play It!
Superstar Television
Sounds Dangerous
Monster Sound Show
Doug: Live

Animal Kingdom
Tarzan Rocks
Pocahontas and Her Forest Friends
Radio Disney Cruise

If you were an Imagineer, what would you remove and what would you bring back from each park? Let us know in a comment, Tweet, or on Facebook!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Episode 123: Saving Mr. Banks



*SPOILER ALERT!* If you have not seen Saving Mr. Banks, there will be spoilers. Please, hit pause, go see the movie, and come back and listen to this!

This week the panel is joined by listener and film buff Elizabeth to discuss the recent Disney film Saving Mr. Banks. We geek out about the Disneyland scene and the map of Florida in Walt's office. We discuss the life of P.L. Travers including some aspects the film left out. We also talk about the un-Disney-like nature of the film, tackling tough topics and attracting an older demographic.

Links:

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Episode 122: Disney on Broadway

If you're a Disney fan like we are, you know that ever since the opening of Disneyland, Disney and the Stage go hand-in-hand. With the announcement that Disney is taking Frozen to the stage, we decided to take a look at the shows of Disney Theatrical Productions. I'm sure you've heard about The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, but did you know that Disney has a couple original Broadway shows? We also take a look at some of the shows are rumored to be in production.

Mentioned Links:
A History of Disney Theatrical’s Productions
Gaston from Beauty and the Beast on Broadway

YouTube Videos of the Mentioned Shows:
Beauty and the Beast
The Lion King
Aida
Tarzan
Mary Poppins
The Little Mermaid
High School Musical
High School Musical 2
Newsies
Peter and the Starcatcher
Aladdin
The Jungle Book
On the Record
Into the Woods

Have you seen any of these shows? What did you think of them? What Disney film would you like to see made into a stage musical? Let us know in a comment, on Facebook, Twitter, or send us an email! We love to hear from you!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Episode 121: Getting to know the new Co-Host Kim!


Welcome to Episode 121 of the Generation Mouse Podcast!  We're excited to announce the addition of a new co-host, Kim Taylor!  She's a life long Disney fan who recently made the move to Orlando to live near, and work for the Mouse, and we couldn't think of anyone better to join the show!  Join us, and Kim on her first episode as we all get to know Kim and some of her favorite things around Disney and what got her into being a fan as a kid!  Also, we bring back the bloopers this episode... consider yourself warned!

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