Dedicated to Disneyland Paris Podcast

First we have all the news from the shareholder round table sit down with CEO Tom Wolber among others, and hear about all the plans they have for Disneyland Paris’ future. Things have changed for the Anna and Elsa meet and greet, again, whilst the stunts are back in Walt Disney Studios. Then, in a first for the Dedicated to DLP Podcast, both Steve and Mark have visited Disneyland Paris within days of each other. That means a bumper review of Christmas 2014. There’s more too, but you’ll have to listen to find out what that is!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_49_-_The_Double_Christmas_Trip_Review_Special.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 9:17pm UTC

In this episode we discuss EVERYTHING that Disneyland Paris has to offer this Christmas. Well, almost everything, as we are both staying spoiler free for the new Disney Dreams! of Christmas. We cover the new and improved Christmas Cavalcade Parade, the Frozen Anna & Elsa meet, Princess Parade, Santa's Village, the many character meets, the tree lighting ceremony and more! We chat about the PhotoPass+ supply woes and while Steve rants, mark tells you his reasons for wanting kids to stay in education, and it's not what you think! We also talk badges, and the new DTOD Badge Store.

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_48_-_Disneys_Enchanted_Christmas_2014.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 4:30pm UTC

We are back, at last! Back from his Halloween trip to Disneyland Paris, Mark talks about all the spooky celebrations. We gear his views on Maleficent Court, Villain's Parade, Halloween Cavalcade, park decorations and the new meet and greets. There's a review of the new PhotoPass+ system and we talk about the perceived negativity of some of the online community.

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_47_-_The_Pre_Christmas_Halloween_Trip_Report.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20pm UTC

Mark is just about to leave for Disneyland Paris, but not before an impromptu, heated, and to be continues 'discussion' about queuing and waiting for Dreams! to start. There's also all the news about Disney Dreams! of Christmas, Swing into Spring 2015, Space Mountain and the Frozen sing-along. We also had a bunch big bunch of feedback to read out and discuss from all of you!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_46_-_To_Queue_Or_Not_To_Queue.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 11:53am UTC

In this special episode we talk about the huge news of the €1 billion recapitalisation of Euro Disney S.C.A, how it will affect shareholders and what it means to Disneyland Paris going forward. We go through the reactions and questions from listeners, of which there was lots. Monday October 6th 2014 will go down in history as one of the big moments in the life of Disneyland Paris.

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_45_-_The_1_Billion_Recapitalisation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50am UTC

After chatting about all the Halloween season launch day activities in Disneyland Paris, Steve and Mark are joined by a special guest, live from Disneyland Paris! Get some Halloween exclusives, and a whole lot of discussion about the week's news and rumours, and their fear of the sweep!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_44-_Halloween_Live_From_Disneyland_Paris.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 8:36pm UTC

After discussing the news about Halloween and a potential Frozen sing-a-long in Disneyland Paris, we talk abut the rumour of the 10 and 2 changes coming to the resort. That's 10 attraction changes in Disneyland Park and 2 in Walt Disney Studios for the 25th Anniversary of Disneyland Paris. Some are obvious, some we even know about, and the rest we guess, but with good reason!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_43_-_Preparing_For_The_25th_Anniversary.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:36pm UTC

After what seems like a very long summer break, we are back, and with an episode so packed with news items we had to leave some out! Halloween, Christmas, Dreams!, Anna, Elsa, Merida, Philippe Gas, Tom Wolber, Crush's Coaster Game and Promenades are just some of the topics we covered in this fast paced episode of Disneyland Paris news and rumours.

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_42_-_The_Biggest_Month_of_News_Ever.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 3:30pm UTC

We are back, and with the latest rumour to rock the Disneyland Paris community - that Animagique is to close! Has there ever been a less popular decision? Ratatouille: The Attraction is now open, Welcome To Summer is here and PhotoPass+ has arrived, or has it? Mark rants about smokers and makes a stunning revelation about Dreams! We already have the next podcast planned.

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_41_-_La_La_La_La_La_La_Animagique.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 8:23pm UTC

Just back from Disneyland Paris, Mark tells us all about the new Ratatouille: The Attraction, Bistrot Chez Rémy & La Place de Rémy which was opened up for the press and a special group of invited fans. Don’t worry if you are avoiding spoilers as in this episode gives an in depth analysis of the ride, without actually giving much away – clever stuff! If you don’t care about spoilers, he also wrote a big article about the new additions to Walt Disney Studios, which can be found on the website.

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_40_-_Ratatouille_The_Adventure_Press_Weekend_Review.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 11:28am UTC

We are less than a week away from the special press preview weekend for Ratatouille: The Adventure in Disneyland Paris. Mark will be attending and we chat about all the stuff to look forward to, and the recent trailers that have been released, official and fan made. Then it's on to an extra long question of the week as we discuss all your suggestions as to what you'd like to see added to Disneyland Paris next! Plus there's big button badge news!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_39_-_Ratatouille_Preiew__The_Next_Big_Thing.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 8:21pm UTC

The brand new official Disneyland Paris press release about Ratatouille: The Adventure kicks things off, as we discuss what was said, or not, and then cover Bistrot Chez Remy and what food is on offer. There are almost certain rumours about a new Star Wars feature coming to Disneyland Paris after Watchdog sensationally accuses Disneyland Paris of all sorts. Then the temperature rises for a very heated discussion about adding characters to classic Disneyland Paris rides. There's a whole stack of feedback from all of you in this very packed and emotional episode!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_38_-_Ratatouille__Character_Special.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 1:55pm UTC

Lots to discuss this episode, including the huge Ratatouille news from a few weeks ago. The new brochure means new season dates for Disneyland Paris, Disney Dreams! of Christmas news and even Disney photo news! Plus we have a bumper load of input from all of you, as we read out your ask us anything questions AND your answers to the question of the week! Plus there's the competition, which we need your entries for - so send them to us!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_37_-_Fan_Feedback_Special.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 8:26pm UTC

Apologies for the long wait between episodes, but episode 35 will forever be known as the lost episode! We are back, and we have a  big review of Swing into Spring in Disneyland Paris, as Mark has just come back from experiencing the newest seasonal celebrations. There's also a competition to win a very special limited edition pin, so make sure you listen to the very end, and no skipping, we will know!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_36_-_Swing_into_Spring_Trip_Report.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 7:06pm UTC

We finally have details of the Spring Festival in Disneyland Paris, and some artwork too! Lots of flowers and some bees too, and much more besides too. Mark and Steve discuss it in depth, as well as the new name for the Ratatouille ride, the newly opened LEGO Store, St Patrick's Day and much more. There's lots of feedback for the question of the week and impromptu rant at the end!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_34_-_Were_Swinging_Into_Spring.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 9:34pm UTC

On this special episode of the podcast Steve and Mark are joined by Dan Brace of Character Central. As well as the news of the LEGO Store opening, a rumoured Ratatouille soft opening date and Spider-man in Walt Disney Studios, there is a lengthy discussion about characters in Disneyland Paris and especially the announcement that character meet and greets in hotels will be no more! We read out all of your answers to the question of the week and find your reviews on the US iTunes for the first time!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_33_-_The_Great_Disney_Character_Debate.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 3:01pm UTC

There's something going on with this episode, but what is it? Well listen and find out! We talk all about what happened at the recent Disneyland Paris Annual General Meeting and what was revealed in the Annual Review. There's a lot about Ratatouille: The Ride, The LEGO Store and a tease about a character special. Plus we ask you how you want the 22nd Anniversary to be celebrated, if at all.

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_32_-_The_Ratatouille_Filled_Annual_Review.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 9:02pm UTC

It's a jam packed episode as we talk about the upcoming Ratatouille announcement, there's an interview with Disneyland Paris parade maestro Emmanuel Lenormand and we ask your advice on how to fix Walt Disney Studios. All this and much more, including a possible 6 star review!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_31_-_How_To_Fix_Walt_Disney_Studios.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 5:38pm UTC

In this episode Steve and Mark are joined by Geoff from DLP Town Square as they talk about all the Disneyland Paris of the last two weeks. What has happened to the LEGO Store? When will we find out about the rumoured Spring Festival? When will Ratatouille open? What’s with the rope controlled queues for character meets and what on earth were Zayn from One Direction and Perrie from Little Mix doing in Disneyland Paris? All this and much much more!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_30_-_Dates_Queues_LEGO_and_One_Direction.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 6:29pm UTC

It’s now 2014, so in this special episode of the podcast we look back at the 12 months of 2013 and run down the major events, the biggest rumours and the most exciting news. It was a year filled with drama, excitement and magic – so let’s relive it all together! We also discuss the revelations about the Ratatouille restaurant and shop, of which a press release went live today. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the first Disneyland Paris podcast of 2014 – happy New Year!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_29_-_2013_Year_In_Review.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 11:57am UTC

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