Dedicated to Disneyland Paris Podcast

With news that the Star Wars entertainment is staying longer in Walt Disney Studios next year and a brand new Disneyland Paris advert, there is much new to discuss. Then it's on to looking at the year that was 2016 in Disneyland Paris and discussing what is to come in 2017. Happy New Year everyone!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_90_-_Looking_Back_at_2016__Forward_to_2017.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 4:32pm UTC

Having just come back from 4 days in Disneyland Paris, Steve talks all about the Christmas season, while Mark proves that Steve's SEO skills are better than his memory! There's a handful of news and rumours to discuss and it's not long before things pretty serious and the question of whether Disneyland Paris will ever truly be a success is asked.

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_89_-_Big_Christmas_Review__Will_DLP_Ever_Succeed.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 5:07pm UTC


With Steve and Mark having clashing schedules, Ellie Steadman returned to co-host the podcast with Steve as the big onsite v offsite Disneyland Paris hotel debate came to a head, with huge amounts of feedback from all of you. In fact there were so many comments and emails from you lovely listeners that we could only feature half of them! It was also a big week for Disneyland Paris news, with Moana / Vaiana arriving, Mickey having a birthday, a big award for Mickey and the Magician, to padlock or not to padlock and so much more!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_88_-_The_Big_Onsite_v_Offsite_Debate.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 9:59pm UTC

Just back from Disneyland Paris, Steve and Mark are here to give their thoughts on everything Halloween - the decorations, characters, shows and parades. Plus there's a rundown of what happened at the Halloween Soiree Party and that amazing parade. There's also some news - could new Mickey and Minnie be coming to Disneyland Pairs, will Annual Passports ever go up in price while Inventions just got quite a bit more expensive.

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_87_-_The_Big_Halloween_Review__Mickey.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 9:41am UTC

With a shareholders meeting and the insider fan accounts on overdrive this week, there is a huge list of Disneyland Paris news and rumours to get through on this episode - from hotel and attraction closures to a brand new restaurant, from Christmas parade news to characters in Walt Disney Studios and more Frozen. Oh yes, and breakfastGATE. Then there's the part of the show that all of you lovely listeners provided the content for, as the question was asked: What one thing have you never done in Disneyland Paris that you want to, and why haven't you done it yet? 

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_86_-_Just_One_Thing_Left_to_Do.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 9:10am UTC

Episode 85: What if They Changed Discoveryland?

Back by public demand, ex Disneyland Paris Cast Member Peter Bell joins us once again, fill of great insight as he answers questions by you the lovely listeners and goes over the latest news and rumours with Steve and Mark, of which there are plenty. Could Discoveryland Change? Would Walt Disney Studios be the same today of they'd gone ahead and built Soarin'? Should Marvel take over Moteurs...Action!? These and so much more, plus Halloween and character news.

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_85_-_What_If_They_Changed_Discoveryland.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 7:34pm UTC

Adventureland has re-opened in Disneyland Paris and there is gourmet restaurant and Vapiano Italian restaurant rumored news. Then there is the big meaty discussion which dominates most of the show thanks to the piles of answers you sent in to our question for this episode. Tempers flare when Frozen Summer Fun is questioned and Beauty and the Beast gets questioned. A bumper episode of the podcast with more themes and films talked about than ever before.

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_84_-_A_New_Season_For_Disneyland_Paris.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 6:02pm UTC

It's two weeks since Steve and Mark were in Disneyland Paris together, though Mark was only actually in the parks for 7 hours! Steve was there for 5 days and has many tales of his new love for characters, character dining and experiencing parades in a new way. There are bewildering stories of guests and their love of boats, Cast Member magic, pin trading and so much more. As if that wasn't enough, there was also the Disneyland Paris Star Wars Season of the Force (press) release to discuss - so a packed show.

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_83_-_Summer_Trip_Report__Star_Wars.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 1:29pm UTC

With both Steve and Mark being in Disneyland Paris last week, neither had time to chase down any news and rumours for this episode, though there is the exquisitely worded Disneyland Paris Halloween 2016 press release which got discussed. The meat of the shows features an interview with Star Wars writer and Disney fan Amy Ratcliffe, who after hosting at Star Wars Celebration Europe took a day trip to Disneyland Paris. Hear the thoughts of someone whose home park is the original Disneyland, and what Amy made of Ratatouille, Pirates of the Caribbean, Phantom Manor and how she was duped onto Crush’s Coaster. One thing was missed during our chat, and I’m directly quoting Amy for all of you to read here: I realized I forgot to say how much I loved the DLP version of a dole whip :) That being Pineapple Whip, the subject of much contention these past few months.

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_82_-_DLP_Day_Trip_with_Amy_Ratcliffe.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 7:30pm UTC

Disneyland Paris rumours a plenty - from the removal of characters from Cafe Mickey to rising Annual Passport prices, a new Star Wars season to Halloween Minnie and everything in between. There's also some actual Disneyland Paris news, like the Castle being painted, 25th Anniversary merchandise on sale, runDisney medals and a light up fountain! The feature of the show is a bumper listener feedback session as we posed the question - what one thing would stop you returning to Disneyland Paris any time soon? The variety of answers was huge, and chips!

Direct download: D2DLP-Episode_81_-_What_if_they_demolished_the_Castle.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 12:40pm UTC