Episode 38 – Cast Member Magic

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Welcome to episode 38 of Castle Cast Radio! We are taking the show on the road this week! Excuse us for some interesting background sounds as we take you all on a little road trip with us. In this episode we talk about the latest rumblings in the world of Disney and the Disneyland theme park. As the name of this episode suggests, we talk at length about the special ways that Cast Members have touched our lives and made our visits to the parks extra special. We discuss the devastating news that over 28,000 cast members have been laid off. Cast Members are the heart and soul of the parks and our thoughts are with all of those whom were affected by this decision. Finally, we talk about memories and what we hope most to see and do in the parks when they reopen. So sit back, relax and enjoy this edition of Castle Cast!

Castle Chronicles:

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-10-01/disney-layoffs-pressure-newsom-coronavirus-restrictions

https://allears.net/2020/10/02/news-the-mayor-of-anaheim-comments-on-california-pausing-the-release-of-theme-park-guidelines/

https://allears.net/2020/10/02/news-details-have-emerged-outlining-the-early-draft-of-californias-theme-park-guidelines/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2020/10/02/disneys-bob-iger-quits-gavin-newsoms-economic-recovery-task-force-after-california-restrictions-exacerbated-pandemic-troubles/#7781e5622f1f

https://www.ocregister.com/2020/09/30/park-life-disneyland-lays-off-thousands-and-frustrated-knotts-asks-why-cant-we-open/

https://allears.net/2020/10/02/news-workers-united-local-50-provides-a-full-break-down-of-its-cast-member-layoffs-in-disneyland/

List of Ways to Help Cast Members: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RWYA35fhGkitgyUIT0UAQP3ZzQq220XqLtqnh9ufp_4/htmlview

Disney Shop Drop:

List of Cast Member owned shops: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RWYA35fhGkitgyUIT0UAQP3ZzQq220XqLtqnh9ufp_4/htmlview

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DoubleRainbowDesCo?ref=search_shop_redirect

https://www.etsy.com/shop/lilyfieldcreationsco/?page=6#items

https://magicallittleshopofhorrors.com/enamel-mugs/

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Episode 37 – This is the Way

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Welcome to episode 37 of Castle Cast, “This Is The Way!” In this episode we are talking about all things The Mandalorian!! Season 2 is premiering on Disney+ on October 30th and this week the teaser trailer dropped! We will chat about what we saw in the trailer and what we are hoping to see in this upcoming season! All along with the latest news and of course shopping in the world of Disney! So sit back and relax and enjoy this week’s edition of the show!

 

News

https://www.mouseplanet.com/12752/Disneyland_Resort_Update_for_September_1420_2020

https://www.micechat.com/269678-disneyland-code-red-orange-county-california-restrictions-loosened/

https://blogmickey.com/2020/09/new-fantasyland-and-beauty-and-the-beast-dark-ride-opening-september-28th-at-tokyo-disneyland/

https://blogmickey.com/2020/09/first-look-inside-new-beauty-and-the-beast-dark-ride-coming-to-tokyo-disneyland/

https://www.mouseplanet.com/12753/Walt_Disney_World_Resort_Update_for_September_1521_2020

Shop Drop

https://www.shopdisney.com/star-wars-content/

https://www.shopdisney.com/uniquely-disney/parks-inspired/disney-nba-experience-collection/

https://www.micechat.com/270115-disneyland-65th-anniversary-merchandise-coming-to-target-boxlunch-amazon/

https://www.shopdisney.com/mickey-mouse-steamboat-willie-grayscale-spirit-jersey-for-adults-2025058380586M.html?isProductSearch=0&plpPosition=4

 

Main Topic: The Mandalorian

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW7Twd85m2g&ab_channel=StarWars

Season 2 Trailer Breakdown by NewRockstars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_bKLFIGJBY&ab_channel=NewRockstars

https://parade.com/1083907/alexandra-hurtado/the-mandalorian-season-2/

https://www.emmys.com/shows/mandalorian

 

The Sims 4: Journey to Batuu: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/packs/game-packs/the-sims-4-star-wars-journey-to-batuu

 

Sounds of Disneyland: http://soundsofdisneyland.com/

 

 

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Episode 36 – 65 Magical Years

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Welcome BACK to Castle Cast! After a hiatus while we moved to a new castle, we are BACK and excited to share in Disney magic with you all once again! For our return we are talking all about the newest edition to the live action Disney films, MULAN! The movie was just released for premiere viewing on Disney+ and we are talking all about our spoiler free and spoiler filled reviews! We also talk about the history, present and our ideal future of Mulan’s presence in the U.S Disney parks! So kick back, and join our discussion this week about Mulan!

We sincerely appreciate everyone who has supported the show this far and continues to tune it! We apologize for our absence but we are so excited to be back and make some big plans for the future of this show!

 

Castle Chronicles:

https://www.micechat.com/269061-disneyland-working-with-state-on-reopening-plan/

https://allears.net/2020/09/03/news-disneyland-resort-now-accepting-new-reservations-for-arrivals-starting-in-october/

https://attractionsmagazine.com/disneyland-runaway-railway-reaches-construction-milestone-opening-pushed-back/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBOVI6roQqw&ab_channel=DSNYNewscast-DisneyNews%2CRumors%26Opinions

https://www.mouseplanet.com/12742/Walt_Disney_World_Resort_Update_for_September_1__8_2020

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/09/celebrate-pixarfest-all-month-long/

 

EverEndearing Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/ever_endearing/

 

Disney Shop Drop:

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/08/spooktacular-new-disney-parks-halloween-themed-merchandise-coming-to-disney-parks-and-shopdisney/

https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/09/03/whats-new-at-downtown-disney-villain-stickers-character-fans-new-ears-and-a-baby-yoda-hat/

https://www.shopdisney.com/movies-shows/disney/mulan/?srule=castle-collection

https://www.shopdisney.com/pixar-content/

https://www.shopdisney.com/hollywood-tower-hotel-jenga-400008658690.html?isProductSearch=0&plpPosition=39

https://www.shopdisney.com/mickey-mouse-light-up-jack-o-lantern-figure-400921965431.html?isProductSearch=0&plpPosition=3

 

Mulan Past, Present and Ideal Future:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFzNXTtpsiw&ab_channel=DisneyDave

https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Mulan_Parade

https://allears.net/disney-hollywood-studios/disneys-hollywood-studios-archives-mulan-the-parade/

https://disneyland.disney.go.com/entertainment/disney-california-adventure/mulans-lunar-new-year-procession/

https://www.yesterland.com/mulanmushu.html

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/entertainment/epcot/character-meet-mulan/

https://disneyland.disney.go.com/entertainment/disneyland/mickey-magical-map/

 

Galaxy’s Edge in The Sims:

https://www.micechat.com/268579-the-sims-take-on-galaxys-edge-in-star-wars-journey-to-batuu-game-pack/

 

 

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Episode 35 – 65 Magical Years

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Welcome back to Castle Cast! In this episode we reminisce over our favorite memories we have been lucky enough to gather at Disneyland in honor of the park’s 65th birthday! We also talk about the latest news and happenings in the world of Disney as well as some fun Shop Disney items we have found and talk about what is coming soon to Disney+! So sit back, relax and reminisce on the magical memories Disneyland has given to the world for 65 years!

 

Castle Chronicles:

https://www.micechat.com/264246-closures-cutbacks-and-changes-for-the-future-of-disney-world/

https://allears.net/2020/07/16/news-disneyland-resort-guests-with-arrivals-through-august-8th-being-asked-to-modify-or-cancel/

https://allears.net/2020/07/17/the-disneyland-65th-anniversary-collection-is-now-available-online/

https://www.micechat.com/263943-merchandise-mess-disneyland-65th-online-shopping-event/

 

Disney Shop Drop:

https://www.shopdisney.com/jungle-cruise-congo-queen-boat-pop-rides-vinyl-figure-by-funko-400920513473.html?isProductSearch=0&plpPosition=1&guestFacing=New-Categories-Parks

https://www.shopdisney.com/inside-out-halter-top-romper-with-removable-skirt-for-women-7505057373591M.html?isProductSearch=0&plpPosition=24&guestFacing=Clothing-Women-Dresses%2520%2526%2520Skirts

 

 

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Episode 34 – The Room Where It Happened

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Welcome to episode 34 of Castle Cast! In this episode, we record on the 4th of July (fireworks can be heard in the background…brace yourselves) and talk all about the latest news in the world of Disney! Especially about our absolute JOY getting to watch Hamilton on Disney+! We also share some audio we recorded about a week ago with our initial reactions to the news of Disneyland’s reopening scheduled being declined and the refurbishment of Splash Mountain into A Princess and the Frog themed ride! So sit back, relax and have a magical moment with us.

Castle Chronicles:

https://www.deseret.com/entertainment/2020/7/2/21311459/coronavirus-disneyland-disney-district-still-open

https://allears.net/2020/07/01/walt-disney-imagineering-announces-a-new-president-of-business-operations-design-delivery/

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/07/disneymagicmoments-virtual-viewing-of-fourth-of-july-fireworks-at-walt-disney-world-resort/

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/07/disneymagicmoments-cooking-up-the-magic-celebrate-4th-of-july-with-the-apple-pie-recipe-from-whispering-canyon-cafe-2/

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/07/disney-parks-blog-presents-disney-paper-parks-designed-by-walt-disney-imagineering-part-1/

Disney+ Whatcha Watchin?

https://allears.net/2020/07/05/lin-manuel-miranda-shares-inside-secrets-from-hamilton-during-its-disney-debut/

https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/beyonce-black-is-king-disney-plus-release-date-1234692505/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L765oDjNaBA

Disney Shop Drop

https://www.shopdisney.com/star-wars-classic-windbreaker-for-adults-7505057373614M.html?isProductSearch=1&plpPosition=1&searchType=regular

https://allears.net/2020/07/03/were-going-on-a-hawaiian-holiday-with-this-new-exclusive-tiki-mickey-mouse-plush/

Main Story:

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/06/new-adventures-with-princess-tiana-coming-to-disneyland-park-and-magic-kingdom-park/

https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-protests-for-racial-justice/2020/06/25/883507841/disney-announces-redesign-of-splash-mountain-after-some-call-ride-themes-racist

 

 

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Episode 21.5 – Minisode: Disney+

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Welcome to a special minisode edition of Castle Cast! Episode 21.5 “Minisode: Disney+” is HERE and as the name suggests we talk all things Disney+! We give spoiler free and spoiler filled (with warning) reviews of all the original content we have seen so far on the new Disney streaming service! We also give our spoiler free and spoiler filled (with warning) review of Frozen II, the sequel to Disney’s smash hit, Frozen! So sit back, relax and join on the conversation with us and let us know your thoughts on the latest projects from Walt Disney Studios!

If you want to skip the Disney+ Originals spoiler filled reviews you can skip forward to:

57:16 if you want to catch our Frozen II talk!

Disney+

https://www.disneyplus.com/

Frozen II Music Videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/DisneyMusicVEVO/search?query=Frozen+2

 

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D23 2019 Day 1 Recap

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We have survived the first day of D23 Expo and we wanted to share some of our favorite moments, some thoughts and our hopes for the rest of the weekend.

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The highlight of today, for us, was attending the Disney + panel where LOTS of content was previewed and hyped. We were introduced to the cast of High School Musical the Musical the Series. These actors have big shoes to fill, as High School Musical was a cultural phenomenon when it was released and we think they may do just that. They are talented and the trailer for the show was much better than anything we had envisioned. With such a confusing title, and little information going into this presentation, one might have thought this was a TV show remake of the original, but that is not the case. We were intrigued to see it is a new story of its own about a high school drama department, putting on their own production of High School Musical. Thanks to the trailer shared today, we got to see how this series will honor its roots, while sharing a new story of its own.`

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We got a blast from the past in the form of Lizzie McGuire herself, Hillary Duff, who will be reprising her role, as we get to see what 30-year-old Lizzie is up to in a new show.

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is making its way to Disney+ with LOTS of new content, but also LOTS of familiar faces. As had been previously announced, we will see Loki again, played by Tom Hiddleston, now in his own show, as well as a Hawkeye show with Jeremy Renner.

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But we also learned about What If…, a new animated show based on the popular comics that ask what would happen in key comic book moments if one thing changed. All current MCU characters in this show will be voiced by the actors we know and love.

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Among other things, this will also introduce Captain Carter, voiced by the Peggy Carter we know – Hayley Atwell – which on its own is awesome!

We will also get to meet Ms. Marvel, She Hulk and the Moon Knight in new productions with more details to come in the future.

We will get to spend more time with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Wanda(&)Vision. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will not just give more time to the two name characters, but will also bring back Sharon Carter, played by Emily VanCamp. The later of these, WandaVision, was described as a wacky, action/sit-com… how they plan to pull that off remains to be seen. The trailer did not shine light on what this means, blending clips from their prior Avenger moments with clips from the Dick Van Dyke Show. So, who knows…

We got to see new non-fictional pieces, such as Be Our Chef, a family cooking competition where the winner’s dish will be served at Disney World.

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Also, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, looks amazing and true to who Jeff Goldblum is. This will be a whimsical journey through the world of jeans, shoes, tattoos and more! Encore, with Kristen Bell, looks very sweet, reuniting old High School theater students to put on an ‘encore’ preform together after having left high school many years before.

Pixar is also bringing new content to the streaming platform, including Monsters at Work with Ben Feldman and Aisha Tyler, and Forky Asks a Question, which both look promising.

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The live-action Lady and the Tramp trailer was released and, as we expected, it looks stunning.

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The dog leads, Rose (Lady) and Monte (Tramp), paid the crowd a visit and were just as adorable in person.

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In time for Christmas, there will be a new film released called Noelle, staring Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader and Billy Eichner. It has a cute story of the son of Santa running away from taking over the family business and his sister, Noelle coming out to the ‘real world’ to find him.

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The world of Star Wars will be expanding even more with several new shows, including new episodes of The Clone Wars, and an as yet unnamed series with Cassian Andor (and K-2SO) whose characters are being reprised by Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk.

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Then we got the (very well received by the crowd) announcement of a new show featuring the return of Ewan McGregor as Obi Wan Kenobi!

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Day 1 of Disney + will also include the new series The Mandalorian, telling the story of what happened in the aftermath of The Return of the Jedi and the end of the Empire.

This entire presentation did its job of introducing the new streaming service and inspiring us all to sign up.

We also got to see the Expo Floor a little bit, which has lots of exhibits we hope to finish exploring when we return on Sunday.

Getting into any of the Disney shops is VERY difficult without a reservation, but we did make into the Disney Store and hopefully we will get into one more of the other two on Sunday as well.

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So far we are enjoying ourselves here, even with a few hiccups in line management (ah our good old friend LineCon) and can’t wait to return on Sunday.

Tomorrow, since all Saturday passes were gone before we got ours, we will be back in Disneyland and watching the news with everyone online. And then, Sunday, we will get to have our last taste of this D23 Expo.

See you tomorrow!