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Castle Cast Episode 38 “Cast Member Magic”

Castle Cast Episode 38 “Cast Member Magic”

October 5, 2020

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/

 

 

Castle Cast Episode 37 “This Is The Way”

Castle Cast Episode 37 “This Is The Way”

September 21, 2020

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/

Castle Cast Episode36 “Reflecting on Mulan”

Castle Cast Episode36 “Reflecting on Mulan”

September 7, 2020

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/

Castle Cast Episode 35 “65 Years of Magic”
Castle Cast Episode 34 “The Room Where It Happened”

Castle Cast Episode 34 “The Room Where It Happened”

July 6, 2020

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

Castle Cast Episode 33 “Know Before You Go”

Castle Cast Episode 33 “Know Before You Go”

June 22, 2020

Welcome to Castle Cast! In this episode we delve into the news surrounding the new reservation system opening up first for Walt Disney World and later a similar system will be set for Disneyland. We talk about our thoughts surrounding the parks grand opening plans and our own plans to visit Disney as safely and responsibly as possible. Sit back, relax and enjoy our discussion so you can 'Know before you go!'

Castle Chronicle: 

https://www.micechat.com/261961-breaking-news-downtown-disney-grand-californian-paradise-pier-approved-for-reopening/

https://www.ocregister.com/2020/06/18/disneyland-rolls-out-new-covid-19-health-and-safety-guidelines/

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/06/together-lets-make-your-next-disney-day-incredible/

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/06/reopening-disney-parks-our-continued-focus-on-health-and-safety/

https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/06/12/restaurants-have-been-temporarily-removed-from-disneylands-reservation-website/

https://disneyland.disney.go.com/travel-information/

https://disneyland.disney.go.com/experience-updates/

https://www.sfgate.com/sf-culture/article/Disneyland-unions-demand-opening-date-be-pushed-15353270.php

https://allears.net/2020/06/21/nba-officials-release-more-information-on-how-players-will-be-kept-safe-in-walt-disney-world/

https://allears.net/2020/06/14/nba-at-walt-disney-world-timeline-when-will-the-season-resume-and-how-does-monday-night-football-factor-into-it/

Disney Shop Drop: 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/EverEndearing

Main Story: 

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/06/introducing-the-disney-park-pass-system-for-reserving-theme-park-visits-to-walt-disney-world-resort/

https://www.ocregister.com/2020/06/20/what-the-new-disney-park-pass-reservation-system-could-mean-for-disneyland-annual-passholders/

https://www.micechat.com/261923-breaking-news-walt-disney-world-park-reservation-info-end-of-free-magic-bands/

Castle Cast Episode 32 “For the First Time in Forever”

Castle Cast Episode 32 “For the First Time in Forever”

June 11, 2020

Welcome to episode 32 of Castle Cast! In this special edition episode we talk about all the latest news surrounding the Disney community. Most importantly, we take the time to affirm that our platform, our podcast and our voices will be used to join hand in hand with our brothers and sisters fighting for their rights and social change. We believe that Black Lives Matter and fully support those on the front lines pushing for social change, justice and equality. We want to do better and will be better in raising the voices of BIPOC individuals within the Disney content creating community. We are here for you and support you. 

Additionally, we talk all about the biggest news: Disneyland has submitted plans and proposals for re-opening the parks in California! We talk all about what we know, what we don't know YET and what our plans are for making the decision to visit the park next. 

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/06/disneyland-resort-proposes-plans-to-begin-phased-reopening-july-9-with-proposed-reopening-of-theme-parks-july-17/

 

Black Disney Creators  : 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/EverEndearing - EverEndearing's Adorable Ears Shop!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEu-MRUKIssMyUT4ND2Zhyg - DisLyfeOfOurs YouTube Channel

Plus check out this great post on Instagram with just a handful of other Black Disney Creators you can follow and support:
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBCUV2gj4es/

Disney Fun:

Jedi Temple Challenge Show: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXsbMnnbPpLWQpPmTMhp8AqoT_I6Y6khP

Castle Cast Episode 31 “Adventures In Disneyland”

Castle Cast Episode 31 “Adventures In Disneyland”

May 29, 2020

Welcome to a brand new episode of Castle Cast Radio! This week we had planned to share audio and highlights from our FIRST ever live podcast that we did over the weekend but unfortunately the audio didn't quite capture for us but never fear, we are here with a not-so-live episode covering all the latest news out of Disney and sharing highlights from our first live stream! Thank you again so much to everyone who stopped by the stream and joined us in the chat! We had a blast and you can definitely expect more streams to come in the future! 

 

Castle Chronicles

https://d23.com/abcs-the-wonderful-world-of-disney-returns-may-20-plus-more-in-news-briefs/

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/23/sports/basketball/nba-disney-world-orlando.html

https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/new-leadership-team-announced-at-disney-parks-experiences-and-products/

https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/josh-damaro-named-chairman-of-disney-parks-experiences-and-products-and-rebecca-campbell-named-chairman-of-disneys-direct-to-consumer-and-international/

https://disneyland.disney.go.com/

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disneyland-offers-glimpse-reopening-changes-coming-anaheim-park-1295431

https://allears.net/2020/05/13/news-dining-reservations-for-disneyland-resort-are-currently-unavailable-to-book-through-july/

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHHrfOsX7RY

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/11/business/shanghai-disneyland-reopens.html

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/plans-unveiled-for-the-phased-reopening-of-walt-disney-world-resort-theme-parks-resort-hotels-and-disney-stores/

 

Disney Shop Drop

https://www.shopdisney.com/toy-story-inflatable-space-crane-ball-pit-461045514059.html?isProductSearch=1&plpPosition=undefined&searchType=autosuggest-popular

https://popcreativedesigns.com/

 

BONUS Fun Disney Things We Discovered:

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/disneymagicmoments-listen-to-the-dapper-dans-sing-a-dream-is-a-wish-your-heart-makes-from-cinderella/

Animation Designer Talks about the Cinderella Dress Transformation Scene and more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP7lop_zBaQ

Castle Cast Episode 30 “Socially Distanced Disneyland”

Castle Cast Episode 30 “Socially Distanced Disneyland”

May 4, 2020

HELLO and welcome BACK to Castle Cast!! We are back with more Disney magic and fun for you with our 30th episode! We know it's been awhile and we sincerely apologize for the unexpected absence from podcasting and our social media but here we are back and ready, now more than ever to spread Disney magic throughout our own lives and hopefully to yours as well!

 

In this episode we talk latest news around the world of Disney, introduce a new segment for these times of quarantine focusing on what's new on Disney+ and we do a fun imagined journey through Disneyland Resort with Socially Distanced rules applied. So Sit back, relax and enjoy this Socially Disntanced Walk Through Disneyland. 

 

Castle Chronicles: 

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/topics/magic-moments/

 

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/disneymagicmoments-recipe-for-popular-canadian-cheddar-cheese-soup-from-le-cellier-steakhouse-at-epcot-first-time-release-on-disney-parks-blog/

 

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/disneymagicmoments-virtual-viewing-of-disney-illuminations-at-disneyland-paris/

 

https://allears.net/2020/04/29/disneyland-cast-members-kept-an-arbor-day-tradition-alive-at-the-park/

 

https://allears.net/2020/04/29/news-california-governor-releases-four-stage-plan-for-states-reopening-heres-what-that-could-mean-for-disneyland/

 

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/disney-world-disneyland-reopening-outlook-pandemic-trnd/index.html

 

Disney Shop Drop: 

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/04/disney-introduces-cloth-face-masks-and-donations-for-families-and-communities-in-need/

https://popcreativedesigns.com/

https://popcreativedesigns.com/collections/face-masks?page=2

Castle Cast Episode 29 “Disney at a Distance”

Castle Cast Episode 29 “Disney at a Distance”

March 23, 2020

Welcome to episode 29 of Castle Cast, "Disney at a Distance" In this episode we talk about the state of Disney in this time of a pandemic, and share ways to keep Disney magic in our lives while we stay home.

We know the world is a bit crazy right now, but hope that we can bring a smile and a bit of Disney joy to your day.

So sit back, relax and enjoy some Disney fun with us!

 

Castle Chronicle: 

https://disneylandnews.com/2020/03/12/update-on-disneyland-resort-operations/

https://www.micechat.com/254056-important-disneyland-wdw-passholder-closure-updates/

https://www.micechat.com/254571-disneyland-app-refresh-hints-at-theme-park-future/

https://www.mouseplanet.com/12608/Walt_Disney_Company_Operational_Responses_to_COVID19

 

Shop Drop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LakeBuenaVisitors

https://www.facebook.com/LakeBuenaVisitors/

 

Disney Tips:

Yo ho Yo ho a quarantine’s life for me! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbioZJCnZj4&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/user/SocalAttractions360

https://imagineerpodcast.podbean.com/

Disneyland Ride Playlist https://open.spotify.com/playlist/69EvlbOhtFWLI8hcHE5A1m

Disney Parks Playlist https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2NzLY9dK7zcQWerfHHzfed

Disney Hits Playlist https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX8C9xQcOrE6T

Disney Charades - https://www.darcyandbrian.com/disney-themed-charades-game-for-kids/

 

Something to buy, fun ‘Where’s Waldo’ style disney book and game https://www.amazon.com/World-Disney-Found-Card-Game/dp/B00QIIASSC/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=disney+activities&qid=1584908548&sr=8-1  AND https://www.amazon.com/Disney-Wheres-Mickey-Look-Find/dp/150373935X/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=disney+activities&qid=1584908548&sr=8-2

Disney + - Frozen 2 now and Onward soon; go back in time with Disneyland: Around the Seasons; see behind the scenes magic with The Imagineering Story

Your own Cookin’ in the Castle adventures https://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/17-delicious-disneyland-treats-you-can-make-at-home?utm_term=.Hu5qEO9Yoy&bfpi#.Hu5qEO9Yoy

Something else to buy, awesome book to Disney crafts https://www.amazon.com/Disney-Ideas-Book-Crafts-Activities/dp/146546719X/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=disney+activities&qid=1584908548&sr=8-6

Brian Hull - https://www.youtube.com/user/hullbkh - does HILARIOUS and amazing impressions with characters at the parks

Disney karaoke Spotify playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/617ZRjDfRklc9PJeuSa2jX

Disneyland Playlist (includes some parades) - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrExANER5uNUuHtROcF5tqT5M_AyumbX1

California Adventure Playlist (includes old ride footage, like California Screaming) - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrExANER5uNWANv0nLLjTXEzeq7XhlU18

Some Disneyworld videos - https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/fun-at-home/a31788433/disney-virtual-ride-videos/

Scavenger Hunts / Treasure Hunts - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/281826889165152716/ 

CASTLE CAST Scavenger Hunt - https://docs.google.com/document/d/10nAsVwUN0RUipSPoW2DXmMDhg2obfL1k4Yr0FkqVrDI/edit?usp=sharing

Imagineering in a Box by Khan Academy -   https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/hass-storytelling/imagineering-in-a-box?CMP=ILC-DPFY19Q4wo0808190814190031F

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