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WDW Tiki Room hosts Kristen and Aljon

WDW Tiki Room - The Show About All Things Disney is broadcast every Friday on Sorcerer Radio at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. eastern! Hosts, Kristen and Aljon talk about the Disney Parks, Marvel, Star Wars, Disney and ABC television, books and your favorite Disney celebrities!

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Friday, July 24, 2015

WDW Tiki Room: July 24, 2015 – Huge Update on Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival

This week on WDW Tiki Room Kristen Hoetzel and Aljon Go have a HUGE update to the schedule and offerings of this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. For more information and news on the 2015 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, visit Dining at Disney’s festival page. Do you have a question for the duo? Leave a voicemail at (850) 888-TIKI | (850) 888-8454 or e-mail us at WDWTikiRoom@SRSounds.com.
Please subscribe to Kristen’s Dining at Disney Podcast available for FREE on iTunes and Stitcher Radiohttp://DiningatDisney.com
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This podcast features highlights of WDW Tiki Room broadcast on Sorcerer Radio. Hear the weekly broadcast including the best mix of music and attractions audio heard at Disney Parks Fridays 8 a.m./7 p.m. eastern on Sorcerer Radio – http://SRSounds.com.
WDW Tiki Room is a fan-run podcast and is in no way part of, endorsed by, authorized or affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or it’s affiliates. The podcast is created for entertainment purposes and should not be rebroadcast or repurposed without consent of WDW Tiki Room. Use of any and all copyrighted material is only for parody, news analysis, critique, and or for educational purposes as provided within United States Code Title 17 aka “Fair Use.” No Infringement is Intended. The views expressed are not necessarily those of the producers of WDW Tiki Room, affiliates, partners or employers.

Friday, July 17, 2015

WDW Tiki Room: July 17, 2015 – Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Preview

On this special WDW Tiki Room and Dining at Disney crossover episode Aljon and Kristen present a preview of the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. The duo attended this special Tables In Wonderland/Media event and was able to sample new food and drink offerings for this year. Joining the show are special guests Tony Caselnova (Disney By the Numbers, Disney Parks Podcast), Raphael DeVarona and Norma Alfonso (DaMouse).
For more information and news on the 2015 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, visit Dining at Disney’s festival page.
Do you have a question for the duo? Leave a voicemail at (850) 888-TIKI | (850) 888-8454 or e-mail us at WDWTikiRoom@SRSounds.com.
Please subscribe to Kristen’s Dining at Disney Podcast available for FREE on iTunes and Stitcher Radiohttp://DiningatDisney.com
FOLLOW THE SHOW:
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WDW After Dark – http://WDWAfterDark.com
Amazon – http://amzn.to/1tbnKgJ
Disney Store – http://bit.ly/1uOwCNM

LINKS:
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Syndication partner – Shotglass Digital – http://www.shotglassdigital.com
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This podcast features highlights of WDW Tiki Room broadcast on Sorcerer Radio. Hear the weekly broadcast including the best mix of music and attractions audio heard at Disney Parks Fridays 8 a.m./7 p.m. eastern on Sorcerer Radio  http://SRSounds.com.

WDW Tiki Room is a fan-run podcast and is in no way part of, endorsed by, authorized or affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or it’s affiliates. The podcast is created for entertainment purposes and should not be rebroadcast or repurposed without consent of WDW Tiki Room. Use of any and all copyrighted material is only for parody, news analysis, critique, and or for educational purposes as provided within United States Code Title 17 aka “Fair Use.” No Infringement is Intended. The views expressed are not necessarily those of the producers of WDW Tiki Room, affiliates, partners or employers.

Friday, July 3, 2015

WDW Tiki Room: July 3, 2015 – American Adventure Backstage, Disney Dining Plan Changes

WDW Tiki Room hosts Aljon Go and Kristen Hoetzel have the latest Disney food news including new menu items at Disney Hollywood Studios’ Hollywood Brown Derby and Artist Pointe, changes to the Disney Dining Plan for 2016, details on how you can win a Walt Disney World vacation from Joffrey’s coffee, and the bands performing at the Eat to the Beat concert series. Aljon also uncovers some special audio from the 1986 Disney Channel special “American Adventure Backstage” hosted actor Lloyd Bridges. Do you have a question for the duo? Leave a voicemail at (850) 888-TIKI | (850) 888-8454 or e-mail us at WDWTikiRoom@SRSounds.com. This program was originally aired on Sorcerer Radio July 3, 2015 and has been edited for this podcast.
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This podcast features highlights of WDW Tiki Room broadcast on Sorcerer Radio. Hear the weekly broadcast including the best mix of music and attractions audio heard at Disney Parks Fridays 8 a.m./7 p.m. eastern on Sorcerer Radio – http://SRSounds.com.
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Podcast host – WeBeGeeks Podcast Network – http://WeBeGeeks.net
Promotional partner – Sorcerer Radio Network – http://SRSounds.com
Syndication partner – Shotglass Digital – http://www.shotglassdigital.com
WDW Tiki Room is a fan-run podcast and is in no way part of, endorsed by, authorized or affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or it’s affiliates. The podcast is created for entertainment purposes and should not be rebroadcast or repurposed without consent of WDW Tiki Room. Use of any and all copyrighted material is only for parody, news analysis, critique, and or for educational purposes as provided within United States Code Title 17 aka “Fair Use.” No Infringement is Intended.
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

D23 Expo 2015: Celebrate Mickey Mouse Club (60th) & A Goofy Movie (20th) Anniversaries


60TH ANNIVERSARY OF MICKEY MOUSE CLUB TO BE CELEBRATED AT D23 EXPO 2015 WITH REUNION OF ORIGINAL MOUSEKETEERS

Disney’s Official Fan Club Will Also Present Panels including A Sneak Peek of American Experience: Walt Disney, A Tribute to A Goofy Movie for Its 20th Anniversary, and More.

BURBANK, Calif. – June 30, 2015 – Members of the original Mickey Mouse Club will join the fun at D23 EXPO 2015 during a special presentation to commemorate the show’s 60th anniversary. Celebrating Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club — 60 Magical yEARS, hosted by author Lorraine Santoli (The Official Mickey Mouse Club Book), will take place Sunday, August 16 at 5 p.m. in Stage 23. The panel, featuring original Mouseketeers Sherry Alberoni, Sharon Baird, Bobby Burgess, Tommy Cole, Darlene Gillespie, Cubby O’Brien, and Doreen Tracey, along with actors Tim Considine (Spin Evans) and David Stollery (Marty Markham), will include a one-of-a-kind performance filled with memories, music, and magic. D23 EXPO 2015, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, will take place August 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

In addition to the panel, the Disney Dream Store will offer a small collection of 60th anniversary Mickey Mouse Club items to mark the occasion. Also, several of the Mouseketeers will be available for a signing opportunity at D23 Autograph Central on the EXPO show floor on Sunday from 2:30–3:30 p.m.  Plus, guests will be able to see Mouseketeer Annette Funicello’s original Disney Legend handprints on display for the first time outside the Walt Disney Studios lot. The handprints, taken on October 21, 1992, when Funicello was inducted as a Disney Legend, will be presented in one of the show floor’s “photo spots.” There will also be a collection of props and costumes from Mickey Mouse Club Circus in Walt Disney Archives Presents—Disneyland: The Exhibit.

D23 will also present several other engaging presentations for guests throughout the weekend including:

Charles Phoenix: Big Retro Disneyland Slide Show!
Friday, August 14, 10 a.m., Stage 28
Be prepared for your Disneyland-loving spirit to soar when the Ambassador of Americana takes you to the granddaddy of all theme parks when it opened. With his spectacular collection of “found” mid-century-era Kodachrome images, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen eye for detail, Charles shares the early days of Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, and Tomorrowland. See long-gone attractions, including thePhantom Boats, Flying Saucers, the Indian Village, PeopleMover, House of the Future, Carousel of Progress, and the original Tomorrowland—promoted as “The World of 1986”—and the all-new Tomorrowland in 1967. Your imagination will be inspired! 

Disneyland Home Movies
Friday, August 14, 4:30 p.m., Stage 28
While Disneyland is one of the most photographed places on earth, this collection of one-of-a-kind footage and photography offers a unique viewpoint from another time. From the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Randy Haberkamp, Managing Director of Preservation and Foundation Programs; Lynne Kirste, Special Collections Curator; and surprise special guests will take guests on a journey from Walt’s inspirations for Disneyland to the park’s opening and evolution, as captured on film. Suzanne Lloyd joins the presentation to showcase her grandfather Harold Lloyd’s stunning photography of Disneyland taken the week before the opening and on opening day.

A Goofy Movie 20th Anniversary Reunion!
Friday, August 14, 6 p.m., Stage 28
Fans of A Goofy Movie won’t want to miss this special commemoration of the beloved Disney animated feature, which turns 20 in 2015. Film producer Don Hahn hosts a panel of A Goofy Movie talent––including Disney Legend Bill Farmer (Goofy), Jason Marsden (Max), Jim Cummings (Pete), Rob Paulsen (P.J.), and writer Jymn Magon––who will share behind-the-scenes stories and surprising anecdotes from the fan-favorite musical.

The Making of American Experience: Walt Disney
Saturday, August 15, 4:30 p.m., Stage 28
This fall, PBS will premiere a new two-part, four-hour film exploring the life and legacy of Walt Disney as part of the American Experience series. Go behind-the-scenes with the team who brought the project together for a special sneak peek of the film: moderator Don Hahn (film producer, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King), Sarah Colt (director/producer, American Experience: Walt Disney), Neal Gabler (biographer, Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination), and Becky Cline, the Director of the Walt Disney Archives.

Best of Destination D
Sunday, August 16, 4:30 p.m., Stage 28
Since 2010, D23 Destination D events have offered D23 Members the chance to celebrate their favorite Disney subjects with unique and in-depth presentations from Disney Legends, Imagineers, animators, and others who have made magic on film, at Disney theme parks, and beyond. At D23 EXPO 2015, D23 is bringing two popular presentations from prior Destination D events together for a celebration of Walt Disney World® Resort—including a look back to its construction, early development, and favorite attractions of the past with Disney Legend and Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith. Then, Imagineer Jason Grandt will provide a modern look at Disney Parks and offer a designer’s point of view of details and “Easter Eggs” found throughout different attractions.


Tickets for D23 EXPO 2015 are $74 for a one-day adult admission and $54 for children 3–12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are $65 for a one-day adult admission and $48 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available. D23 Members can save as much as $112 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate. For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for D23 Members and general admission, visit D23EXPO.com.

About D23 EXPO 2015
D23 EXPO—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings together all the worlds of Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions, experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. The event provides fans with unprecedented access to Disney films, television, games, theme parks, and celebrities. For the latest D23 EXPO 2015 news, visit D23EXPO.comPresentations, talent, and schedule subject to change. To join the D23 EXPO conversation, make sure to follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube, and use the hashtag #D23EXPO.

About D23
The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold and General Membership levels at D23.com and at DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

D23 Expo 2015: Pixar Animation Studios To Hit D23 EXPO 2015 Aug. 14–16


PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS TO HIT D23 EXPO 2015 AUG. 14–16
                      PIXAR TO SHARE NEW FOOTAGE FROM UPCOMING FILMS,                    
EXCITING SECRETS AND LARGER-THAN-LIFE BUZZ LIGHTYEAR HELIUM BALLOON AS IT OFFICIALLY MARKS TWO DECADES OF FEATURE FILMMAKING

Pixar Presents Its First-Ever D23 EXPO Booth, Plus Provocative Panels
and a One-of-a-Kind John Lasseter Hawaiian-Shirt Exhibit

BURBANK, Calif. – June 25, 2015 Buzz Lightyear will welcome visitors to D23 EXPO 2015 as Pixar Animation Studios celebrates the 20-year anniversary of Toy Story, among a host of exciting presentations, demonstrations and panels that pay homage to Pixar's past while looking ahead to its roster of exciting new films. The fearless space ranger, who appeared in Pixar's groundbreaking CG-animated feature-film debut Toy Story in 1995, as well as Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 3 (2010), has taken flight in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® six times as a giant character helium balloon, measuring 67.7-feet long, 39.9-feet wide and 34.3-feet tall. This summer, the Disney•Pixar Buzz Lightyear balloon travels to the West Coast for the first time ever, welcoming guests to D23 EXPO 2015 as it soars outside the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. D23 EXPO 2015 takes place through August 16. 

CALENDAR OF KEY PRESENTATIONS/ PANELS/ EVENTS:

Every Story Is a Journey: The Upcoming Films of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios
Friday, August 14, 3:00 pm  – Hall D23
After meeting the Emotions inside the mind of an 11-year-old, taking a trip to San Fransokyo where a boy genius and his robot save the world, and falling in love with a queen with icy powers who wants to "let it go," come see where Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios plan to take you next. In what has become a D23 EXPO must-see, host John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, presents "Every Story is a Journey." Filmmakers will unveil never-before-seen footage from Pixar's upcoming The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory and Disney Animation's Zootopia and Moana. The event will include surprise announcements, musical performances, and appearances by the films' star voice talent. Cell phones, cameras and all recording devices will be checked for this presentation.

In Conversation with the Filmmakers and the Emotions Behind Inside Out
Friday, August 14, 2015, 11:30 am – Stage 28
Get the inside story on the making of Pixar's latest summer release Inside Out. Hear from Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (Up,Monsters, Inc.) and producer Jonas Rivera (Up) as they reminisce and share their personal stories of creating a world that everyone knows, but no one has ever seen.

Pixar Secrets Revealed! Hear the Stories They Didn't Want You to Know!
Saturday, August 15, 2015, 3:00 pm – Stage 28
Ever wonder where your favorite Pixar stories began? Hear the stories you don't know about the classic films that you love. Pixar senior development executive Mary Coleman hosts this experience, welcoming the storytellers behind some of Pixar's most successful films, including Darla K. Anderson (A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc.Cars, Toy Story 3), Mark Andrews (The IncrediblesRatatouilleBrave), Ronnie del Carmen (Up, Inside Out) and Dan Scanlon (CarsToy Story 3Monsters University), as they talk about the twists and turns of crafting a narrative and share some of the crazy story ideas that didn't make the final cut.

Toy Story: 20 Years Later, the Original Crew Looks Back
Saturday, August 15, 2015, 4:30 pm – Stage 23
From flipbooks to feature films, animation has taken audiences to fantastical new worlds, far beyond the limits of any real-world setting. Pixar Animation Studios has been at the forefront of this evolution, blurring the line between art and technology and bringing beloved characters to life with heart and humor. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of 1995's Toy Story, the first computer-animated feature film, join members of the original crew, including filmmakers John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, Galyn Susman, Ralph Eggleston, Sharon Calahan, Eben Ostby, Bob Pauley and Bill Reeves as they share their stories and the challenges they faced along the way.


ON THE EXPO SHOW FLOOR:

Animation – Show Floor Exhibition
For the first time ever, Pixar Animation Studios is creating a show-floor experience at D23 EXPO. Pixar teams up with Walt Disney Animation Studios for an unforgettable adventure that showcases magic from both animation studios, featuring live demonstrations, presentations and autograph signings with top filmmakers, free giveaways and interactive displays. With highlights from films like Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, Zootopia, Finding Dory and Moana, animation fans will get the inside scoop on their favorite films and characters.

Say Aloha to John Lasseter's Film-Themed Hawaiian Shirts
Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios John Lasseter takes Disney and Pixar animation to heart—literally. For nearly every film—from Finding Nemo and Wreck-It Ralph to Frozen and Inside Out, Lasseter has commissioned an exclusive movie-themed Hawaiian shirt. And those who know the Oscar®-winning storyteller know that he loves his Hawaiian shirts—and dons one for almost every occasion. Animation fans will see their favorite film characters "materialize" before their eyes in this colorful collection, which will be exhibited on the show floor.

Fans can take home their own shirt, thanks to Disney Store at D23 EXPO. This D23-exclusive Reyn Spooner-design features characters from all the feature films produced under the creative guidance of Lasseter. The simple, appealing collage joins many of Disney's and Pixar's most beloved recent characters on one wearable canvas. The shirt will retail for $99.95.  


Tickets for D23 EXPO 2015 are available at a discounted price for a limited time. Through June 30, 2015, tickets are $67 for a one-day adult admission and $48 for children 3–12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are $58 for a one-day adult admission and $42 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available. D23 Members can save as much as $188 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate. For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for D23 Members and general admission, visit D23EXPO.com.

About D23 EXPO 2015
D23 EXPO—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings together all the worlds of Disney under one roof for three packed days of presentations, pavilions, experiences, concerts, sneak peeks, shopping, and more. The event provides fans with unprecedented access to Disney films, television, games, theme parks, and celebrities. For the latest D23 EXPO 2015 news, visit D23EXPO.comPresentations, talent, and schedule subject to change. To join the D23 EXPO conversation, make sure to follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube, and use the hashtag #D23EXPO.

About D23
The name "D23" pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney's 90-plus-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold and General Membership levels at D23.com and at DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.

About Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative, and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. Creator of some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including the Toy Story and Cars films, Finding NemoThe IncrediblesRatatouilleWALL•E and Up, the Northern California studio has won 30 Academy Awards and eight Golden Globes®, and its 14 feature films have grossed more than $8.5 billion at the worldwide box office. Disney•Pixar's Inside Out is in theaters nationwide; next up for the studio are The Good Dinosaur on Nov. 25, 2015, and Finding Dory on June 17, 2016.