History of the Disneyland Hotel and DVC Tower with Jeff Barnes

History of the Disneyland Hotel and DVC Tower with Jeff Barnes

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History of the Disneyland Hotel and DVC Tower with Jeff Barnes
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Jeff Barnes, affectionately known as Dr. Disneyland, and Chad explore the captivating origins of the Disneyland Hotel. Together, we uncover the layers of history behind Walt Disney’s ambitious vision that transformed a Southern California orange grove into the world-renowned theme park we know today. Our conversation sheds light on the initial hesitations and financial hurdles Walt encountered and the remarkable story of how, against all odds, the first hotel came to fruition, setting the stage for Disneyland’s enduring success.

How Would a Former Imagineer Revamp Star Wars Hotel?

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How Would a Former Imagineer Revamp Star Wars Hotel?
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C. McNair Wilson joins Derek from Rope Drop Radio for an innovative review of the Galactic Star Cruiser. What went well? What would you change? What would you like to see going forward? Episode C129

History of Disney’s California Adventure and Grand Californian

History of Disney’s California Adventure and Grand Californian

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History of Disney's California Adventure and Grand Californian
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Jeff Barnes, Ph.D., also known as “Dr. Disneyland,” joins the podcast to discuss Disneyland history circa the 1990s and early 2000s when Disney’s California Adventure and the Grand Californian Hotel opened up. Disney wanted to transform Disneyland from a single-day park to a multiple-day destination in Southern California. DCA and Grand Californian were essentially built in the parking lot for Disneyland. After Disney acquired the land for the current Mickey and Friends parking lot, the City of Anaheim paid to have the parking structure built to revitalize the 2-mile area surrounding Disneyland. The city wanted to transform the area into a tourist and convention district. The city used hotel taxes to fund the clean-up efforts. Disney was also considering building a second gate a few miles away in Long Beach. The city successfully kept the second park within its city limits and was able to meet its revenue goals.

Mouse Dining – How Disney Insiders Get Advance Dining Reservations!

Mouse Dining – How Disney Insiders Get Advance Dining Reservations!

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Mouse Dining - How Disney Insiders Get Advance Dining Reservations!
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Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) stress out almost every guest visiting Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Dustin Checketts, content creator, and owner of the website MouseDining.com joins Chad Pennycuff to help you secure the dining reservations that will make your trip even more magical. Whether you’re trying to score a rare and highly coveted signature restaurant or just missed your 60-day mark and need some help, your Walt Disney World or Disneyland experience will be rocked to the core when you learn about how MouseDining can unlock your best Disney meals. After all, some of us are just here for the snacks! Episode 212

History of the Wilderness Lodge – Part 2 (Boulder Ridge Review Series)

History of the Wilderness Lodge – Part 2 (Boulder Ridge Review Series)

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History of the Wilderness Lodge - Part 2 (Boulder Ridge Review Series)
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In Episode 206 we continue the conversation with Jim Korkis about the history and backstories of Disney’s Copper Creek Cabins and Villas at the Wilderness Lodge.  This blog post is a high-level summary for show notes and photographs of things discussed in the podcast.  For more information, you may want to see the articles Jim posted on MousePlanet.com. “The Wilderness Lodge Saga – Part One” and “The Wilderness Lodge Saga – Part Two.”