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The bedroom renovations of the Newport Bay Club were all we had for news this week, so we opened it up to all of you, and you gave us your opinions of the Christmas celebrations in Disneyland Paris this year. We also gave you the opportunity to Ask Us Anything, and as always we got a wide variety of interesting questions. Listen as we discuss the good and bad of Disneyland Paris, the best restaurants, Armageddon, a 3rd park and much more.

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_28_-_Christmas__Questions_For_All.mp3
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In this special episode Steve talks to Disney Dreams! of Christmas Production Manager Ben Spalding, all about Dreams, Disney Dreams! of Christmas and where you should be standing to enjoy the show. There will be a text version of this interview at a later date, but for now, enjoy the totally unedited version.


Just one week ago Steve was in Disneyland Paris for the launch of the Disney’s Enchanted Christmas 2013. Hear all about Disney Dreams! of Christmas and the new and improved tree lighting ceremony, now called Magical Christmas Wishes. Find out what’s been added to the Christmas Cavalcade and the new Frozen/Tangled float in Disney Magic on Parade. Steve has a Light’Ears epiphany and tests the Hotel New York baths! All this and much more, and all with a festive cheer.

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_26_-_Christmas_2013_Press_Event.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 8:08pm UTC

As well as the usual news of escaped Buffalo (!), new Disney Paris website, Halloween in Disney Village and Tarzan, Steve and Mark are joined by Allison and Mel who have just come back from Disneyland Paris. They give us a first-hand report on all the new Halloween decorations and Disney’s Halloween Celebration cavalcade. We learn about the dancing and also the trail of destruction left in Allison’s wake. The Disneyland Paris Attraction of the Week is Cinemagique, and you left us feedback by the bucket load!

Direct download: D2DLP_-_Episode_25_-_Halloween_Trip_Report.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 1:00pm UTC

This week the Halloween season launched in Disneyland Paris with a combination of ghosts, pumpkins and a harvest inspired theme. There's lot to discuss, as Steve and Mark bring two schools of thought about this year's festivities, which include the brand new Mickey's Halloween Celebration cavalcade parade. Buzz Lightyear's Laser Blast is the Attraction of the Week, which means all of you get to have your say, as you do when we read out your iTunes reviews too.

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_24_-_Its_A_Harvest_Halloween.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 2:04pm UTC

We weren’t due to record another episode of the podcast until next week, but with the impromptu What’s New What’s next event happening in Disneyland Paris, and so much news coming out of that, we absolutely had to talk about it while it was fresh on everyone’s minds. We talk about the huge refurbishments planned, to cover all the hotels and areas all over Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios. We talk about all the new merchandise and introduce the amazing Disney Art on Demand. There’s also news of a certain Disneyland Paris show coming back…

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_23_-_Whats_New_Whats_Next.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 7:54am UTC

This episode was always going to feature a lot about Ratatouille, but not before Captain EO, LEGO Store, Halloween, Christmas and Buzz Lightyear's Pizza Planet in Disneyland Paris were discussed. Things started to get a little interesting as visitors from the future came on with some very exciting breaking news about the very Ratatouille ride Steve & mark has just been talking about!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_22_-_News__Ratatouille_Special.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 4:47pm UTC

In this very special episode of our Disneyland Paris podcast we are joined by Peter Bell, who at one time worked as a Cast Member in Disneyland Paris. Hear about how he got interested in Disneyland Paris, what attractions he worked on, whether he got park envy and lots of stories about his time there. Peter is a walking talking encyclopaedia of Disneyland Paris, so you'll hear lots about the history of the resort, things that went wrong and a tale about possibly the daftest family to ever visit!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_21_-_Interview_With_A_Cast_Member.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 8:59am UTC

The first half of this special Disneyland Paris podcast episode sees a big discussion about the latest speculation that there won't be any new big attractions in Disneyland Paris until 2022! There's all the latest news about Christmas and Halloween in Disneyland Paris and then Mark disappears! The second half is just Steve, in his office at work, answering questions from all of you!

Remember to look out for Episode 21 which will be coming very soon and will feature an interview with an ex Cast member of Disneyland Paris - it's a must listen episode!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_20_-_Disneyland_Paris_News_Special__Listener_Questions.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 1:57pm UTC

Mark is back as he and Steve discuss the new LEGO Store opening in Disney Village, the new Christmas Dreams! show which the news of breaks as they are recording, so make sure you listen to the end to hear all about that and Mark's news about it from the D23 Expo. With Mark having just come back from Disneyland in California they also compare the two Disneylands, something which will continue in the next episode. There's more too, but you'll have to listen to find pout what that is!


Steve is on his own for this episode as while Mark is away in California to enjoy the original Disneyland and the D23 Expo. There's lots of news about Halloween in Disneyland Paris for 2013, new characters, the financial situation with The Walt Disney Company, a change to Disney's Magic on Parade and some new merchandise. Then Steve goes a bit bonkers and takes us on a virtual tour of Parc Disneyland, from memory and honing in on his favourite attractions.


For this episode we let you do all the hard work as we were so busy we had no time to prepare. So, just a few hours before we were due to record we asked you lot to come up with topics and questions for us to discuss, and you did - thanks! We chat Disney Village, best places to eat, Light'Ears, modernising rides, taking a solo trip to Disneyland Paris, Hotel Santa Fe, staying off site and so much more! Remember to leave your questions and topics for Steve to discuss on the next episode as he'll be flying solo while Mark is in Disneyland, in California!

Direct download: D2DLP_-_Episode_17_-_Disneyland_Paris_Questions_From_The_Audience.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 2:08pm UTC

The show starts with a whole load of news from Disneyland Paris, including pieces about Dreams!, Toad Hall and sales! It's time for the monthly pin discussion as we see Paris vs. Princesses! It's then over to you, as we discuss your ideas for what show you would like to see brought to Disneyland Paris and where it should be put on. Add in a Star Wars challenge from Mark to Steve and all you listeners, plus some talk of Alice's Curious Labyrinth and we have a jam packed 16th episode!


Lots of Disneyland Paris news covering new hotels, new merchandise, new pins, possible new RFID bands and Star Wars Land? The question of the week for this episode is If you could go back in time to when they were designing and developing Disneyland Paris (Euro Disney) – what would your one piece of advice be? and the attraction of the week is Robinson Family Treehouse, and for both we have a truck load of feedback and opinions from you guys.

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_15_-_Disneyland_Paris_News_Imagineer_Advice__Treehouses.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 8:09pm UTC

Steve has just returned from a trip to Disneyland Paris so Mark takes over the hosting duties and interviews Steve all about that trip. How was the drive, what was it like staying off site, what made him go on Tower of Terror and the all important question of how many times did Steve ride Pirates of The Caribbean? There's also discussion of the plans for Ratatouille that were leaked last week - what do we now know about Disneyland Paris' newest ride and can Steve stay spoiler free for another year?


The leaking of some concept art for the new Ratatouille ride coming to Walt Disney Studios in Disneyland Paris gave us our first big news story to talk about, and with some recent photos from@InsideDLParis it’s all beginning to take shape. There were the May pin releases to talk about and the return of Ask Us Anything, where you asked the questions! We covered Discoveryland, £17,000 hotel rooms, favourite memories, night time in Walt Disney Studios and much more!

Direct download: D2DLP_-_Episode_13_-_Ratatouille_Pins__Ask_Us_Anything.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 12:51pm UTC

On April 10th there was a shareholder’s meeting in London for EuroDisney SCA. attended by CEO Philippe Gas amongst others. While neither of us could attend, Dan over at Character Central did, and wrote a great article about what was discussed. Armed with all the information of what went down we discussed Marvel, Star Tours 2, Dreams!, Villages Nature, the lack of shows, 40 year attractions and so much more!

Direct download: D2DLP_-_Episode_12_-_London_Shareholders_Club_Meeting.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 1:33pm UTC

It’s all a bit different in this episode as Mark takes the helm and Steve joins as co-host, in a news packed episode full of chat and analysis. There’s also the question of the week which has Steve screaming in anguish, while Mark rubs salt in the wounds. They talk fashion, pins, Dreams! and more!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_11_-_Disneyland_Paris_News_Special__The_Lost_Land.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 7:29pm UTC

Lots of news this episode, from running around Disneyland Paris to catwalk shows and new merchandise. We get all of your great answers to our question of the week and then there’s big debate about using mobile phones in Disneyland Paris. plus of course #WWSR – all this and much more!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_10_-_Disneyland_Paris_News__Mobile_Phone_Debate.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 9:51pm UTC

You wonderful listeners and readers gave us so much feedback that we made it into a feedback special! This is what makes doing the podcast worthwhile, when you lot get involved. We have the question of the week, attraction of the week, Ratatouille update (recorded before this week’s official announcement) and the bit where you ask us anything. We covered more topics about Disneyland Paris than ever before – it’s an epic episode!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_9_-_Disneyland_Paris_Fan_Feedback_Special.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 2:28pm UTC

This is the first of two episodes we recorded this week, and when I say we, I’m joined by guest co-host Mark Petar who you will know from IMDO Podcast. There was a lot of news to cover this episode; from the Disney Village expansion to non-Pixar Rides, Russian Christmas to Valentine’s Day and so much more! Listen out towards the end for what sounds like Mark and I being attacked with laser guns – not sure what happened there!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode-8-News-Rumours.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 3:03pm UTC

This episode features a fantastic interview with Disneyland Paris show writer Laurent Cayuela and Lydie Richard who looks after character interaction. Both were responsible for Meet Mickey Mouse and we talk in depth about this, and I even manage to sneak a Star wars question in! There's also lots of news and rumours, a Ratatouille update and your answers to the question of the week.


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