Very Amusing with Carlye Wisel

By Carlye Wisel

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 May 19, 2022

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Your one-stop shop for the stories, secrets and shenanigans of a popcorn-fueled theme park journalist. Join author, reporter and expert Carlye Wisel for breaking news, unexpected interviews and reported stories about Disney and Universal every week.


It’s an audio theme park party — and you’re invited! Have a vacation question, Epcot comment or Galaxy’s Edge hot take your friends no longer wanna listen to? Call us at 747-CHURROS (747-248-7767) and we might play your call on a future episode!


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Episode Date
Churros Hotline: Around The Parks!
54:27

Disneyland planning help, retro Grand Floridian drinks and Wizarding World ice cream mysteries SOLVED — this one's got it all!

Don't miss these incredible Churros Hotline inquiries, and a big, hearty, castle-sized thank you to everyone who called and continues to call into 747-CHURROS!! <3



RELEVANT LINKS:

Orlando Sentinel story: https://www.ocregister.com/2022/06/28/disneyland-hotel-guests-get-a-30-minute-head-start-on-genie-and-lightning-lane/



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Nov 30, 2022
Griffin Newman (Disenchanted) on Disneyland Paris, Universal Tram Tours and more!
1:10:34

If you have ever wondered what it’s like to play a woodland creature in a gigantic Disney+ film, you're gonna learn all about it! YES, Griffin Newman (Blank Check, The Tick, George Lucas Talk Show) finally makes his way onto Very Amusing to discuss playing PIP in Disenchanted, the sequel to Disney's Enchanted, now on Disney+.


Catch Griffin Newman on...

Blank Check! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blank-check-with-griffin-david/id981330533

George Lucas Talk Show!: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheGeorgeLucasTalkShow

and in Disenchanted on Disney Plus!


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Nov 23, 2022
Visit Disney Encanto's Casita IRL with Camp!
50:46

This week we are heading straight into the famous Casa Madrigal from Walt Disney Animation's award-winning film Encanto which you — yes you! — can visit in real life!


Learn about the coolest interactive scenes and experiences you'll find at this Disney Encanto x Camp show — and yes, we WILL be talking about Bruno (:


Hear about how it all came together and how you can enjoy a hot dog with Goofy (!) in their other Mickey & Friends show, plus some Disneyland breakfast recommendations and Disney World advice, all in this week's episode!


Check out CAMP:

https://camp.com


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Nov 16, 2022
John Stamos (Part Two!!)
57:29

This week, we complete our second half of our glorious interview with actor, musician, Disney memorabilia owner and America's sweetheart John Stamos in a discussion about the legacy of Bob Saget, the incredible story of how his show Big Shot got renewed, Disney Parks history and so much more!


PARENTS!! In this episode, we use the phrase "romantic bastard", make mention of death and loss, use the word "heroin" and reference Mickey Mouse (and how the character is played). As always, all profanity is bleeped out and all discussion of aforementioned subjects are done in a tasteful way, but wanted to give you a heads up!



Relevant Links:

Watch Big Shot Season 2 on Disney+!!!

Follow John on Twitter and Instagram at @JohnStamos!


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Oct 19, 2022
It's...John Stamos!!!
1:03:29

Actor, musician, Disney memorabilia owner and America's sweetheart John Stamos stops by Very Amusing this week to discuss Beach Boys, Doom Buggies, *that* Full House Disney World episode and so much more!


HEADS UP - THIS IS PART ONE! Next week we'll air even MORE of our interview with John, where we discuss the legacy of Bob Saget, the incredible story of how his show Big Shot got renewed, Disney Parks history and so much more!


Watch Big Shot Season 2 on Disney+, out today!!!


Relevant Links:

Follow John on Twitter and Instagram at @JohnStamos!

Listen to Caitlin McHugh Stamos' Podcast, How Can I Help?: https://www.howcanihelppod.com/podcast


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Oct 12, 2022
Churros Hotline: Disney World Edition!
1:02:09

It's a Churros Hotline episode — this time themed to Walt Disney World!


From transportation concerns and Disney vacation help to a hotel mini-mystery, this one's got it all!


Relevant Links:

https://www.vulture.com/2017/07/there-is-a-secret-mixtape-for-disneylands-space-mountain.html


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Oct 05, 2022
Hidden Mickey: Bobby Moynihan!
1:10:43

This week we welcome talented voice actor, comedian, collector, and puppetry enthusiast BOBBY MOYNIHAN (SNL, Duck Tales) to discuss everything from his time working on Star Wars projects to traveling to London with The Muppets to being a part of a theme park ride!


For more Hidden Mickeys interviews with Paul Scheer, Taran Killam, Robin Lopez and more, dive into our Very Amusing episode archives!


LINKS:

Read Bobby's new book, Not All Sheep Are Boring! (FOR ALL AGES!) https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/677453/not-all-sheep-are-boring-by-bobby-moynihan-illustrated-by-julie-rowan-zoch/

Watch his latest show, Lightning Wolves! (FOR ADULTS!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJpyzKGTbpI

Enjoy Mr. Mayor on Hulu and NBC/Peacock!


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Sep 28, 2022
Our Duffy & Friends Panel LIVE from D23 Expo!
1:06:26

Wish you could have witnessed the World of Duffy & Friends panel at D23 Expo 2022? Want to relive the most glorious moment of the Disney fan-filled weekend? You're in luck! We've got it for you right here, filling your time with everything you've ever wanted to know about Gelatoni, Stella Lou, Olu Mel, Shellie May, Duffy the Disney Bear, Lina Bell and Cookie Ann!


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Sep 21, 2022
Our D23 Expo Disney Parks News Recap — And A Secret Ride Walk-Through?!
1:09:13

Our full recap of all things Disneyland, Disney World and beyond at D23 Expo!!



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Sep 15, 2022
D23 EXPO SUNDAY: 5 Favorite (All-New)! Disney Theme Park Announcements!
17:05

A quickie but goodie about my favorite 5 announcements from the Disney Parks panel!


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Sep 12, 2022
D23 EXPO SATURDAY: Muppets Surprises, Marvel Sneak Peeks and Parks Panel predictions!
27:39

A recap of the most important details from our second day at D23 Expo, including a Captain America musical, Muppets performing live and our predictions for tomorrow's Parks Panel!


and of course...STAY TUNED FOR DAILY EPISODES THROUGHOUT D23 EXPO WEEKEND!!!


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Sep 11, 2022
D23 EXPO FRIDAY: Marvel theme park attraction news (!!) and Haunted Mansion movie first thoughts!
22:14

A recap of the most important details from our first day at D23 Expo, focusing on THAT unexpected Avengers Campus theme park announcement (this early!? wild!) as well as our thoughts on footage from Disney's Haunted Mansion film!


and of course...STAY TUNED FOR DAILY EPISODES THROUGHOUT D23 EXPO WEEKEND!!!


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Sep 10, 2022
D23 EXPO THURSDAY: FIRST LOOK at Disney Parks + Media Preview!
37:07

A full recap of our D23 Expo MEDIA PREVIEW with a first look at Disney Parks ride vehicle miniatures, models of Disneyland's Mickey's ToonTown, why I'm so excited about puppets and more info about Tiana's Bayou Adventure -- including a new shop opening in a matter of days!!


Stay tuned to social media for up-to-the-minute updates!


and of course...STAY TUNED FOR DAILY EPISODES THROUGHOUT D23 EXPO WEEKEND!!!


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Sep 09, 2022
D23 Expo PREVIEW with Walt Disney Archives' Becky Cline!
58:18

YES, as part of our week-long coverage of D23 Expo (daily episodes, y'all!), we've got the Walt Disney Archives' own Becky Cline here to tell us all about Disney100: The Exhibition, Walt's Plane, Walt Disney Archives presents: Step In Time and so much more!


You cannot miss Becky's incredible Haunted Mansion stories — along with a peek into what entering these archives is really like!


and of course...STAY TUNED FOR DAILY EPISODES THROUGHOUT D23 EXPO WEEKEND!!!


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Sep 07, 2022
Your Planning Guide To Walt Disney World!
1:27:22

This month, we're helping you plan your next theme park vacation and this week it's all about Walt Disney World! From explaining Genie+ in detail and laying out all the essential logistics (rental cars! bus transportation! what to do without Disney's Magical Express!) to helping you decide what hotel to stay at in near Disney's theme parks, this episode will kick off your next trip to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom — and get you ready for your dream vacation!


Relevant Very Amusing Episodes:

The Best Places To Eat at Walt Disney World (My Favorite Theme Park Restaurants!) 

All About Disney Genie+


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Aug 31, 2022
Your Planning Guide to Universal Orlando Resort!
1:25:49

This month, we're helping you plan your next theme park vacation and this week it's all about Universal Orlando Resort! From tips on what to ride at Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure to how to navigate Wizarding World of Harry Potter and its Hogwarts Express between both parks, we're here to help, covering everything from Universal Express Pass discussions to my tips for jamming in a Universal vacation while in Orlando at Walt Disney World!


Relevant Very Amusing Episodes:

BUTTERBEER + HARRY POTTER FOOD: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-you-dont-know-about-theme-park-food-part-one/id1525096665?i=1000492223458

BOURNE STUNTACULAR: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-things-work-universals-new-stunt-show-costumed/id1525096665?i=1000495519508

VELOCICOASTER: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-about-velocicoaster/id1525096665?i=1000524749986


In honor of this episode and its Harry Potter coverage, I’ve made a donation to the National Center for Transgender Equality:

https://transequality.org/about


Stick around for Churros calls about Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, Web-Slingers and the shuttered attractions we WISH we could ride!

Wand Spells: https://orlandoinformer.com/universal/interactive-wands



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Aug 24, 2022
Your Planning Guide to Disneyland Resort!
1:18:11

All month long, we're diving into vacation planning — and all my recommendations, frankly — with guide to all our favorite theme parks, starting with Disneyland Resort! From Genie+ tips to my favorite restaurants to the treats and tricks I swear by, this episode is dedicated to having the best trip ever at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Happy Guide-gust!


Stick around for Churros calls about Happily Ever After, Disney wedding tunes and state fair foods!


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Aug 10, 2022
A Jeffrey Epstein Fun Time Podcast Party!
1:21:56

Say hello to my friend and colleague Jeffrey Epstein! You might be familiar with D23 Inside Disney, the podcast he co-hosts, or his professional work overseeing communications for D23, The Walt Disney Archives and more, but what you likely don't know is Jeffrey's VERY cool career history (acting! magazines! journalism!) and what this massive Disney fan thinks about, well, everything!


Stick around for Churros calls about Disney Wish toilet paper and Disneyland visits!


Listen to D23 Inside Disney: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/d23-inside-disney/id1477239212

Watch D23 Inside Disney's Video Episode on the Disney Wish: https://youtu.be/eqCEpGMMa5k


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Jul 27, 2022
Joshua Bassett and Andrew Barth Feldman: Live from the Disney Wish!
1:40:32

Surprise!!! You know 'em, you love 'em, and now we've got High School Musical: The Musical: The Series ( HSMTMTS ) stars and my Disney Wish shipmates Josh Bassett and Andrew Barth Feldman chatting about all things Disney!!!! From Cars 2 and Goofy on stage to Disneyland snacks and dream in-park jobs, we're discussing about ALL of it. (AND, Andrew is our FIRST repeat Hidden Mickey, which makes this all even more exciting!)


Stick around for Churros Hotline calls about sailing on Disney Wish with a character-averse parent, how to get on Cosmic Rewind and some real, honest talk about the state of things with Genie+!


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Jul 13, 2022
Our Massive DISNEY WISH Recap Episode!
1:33:16

Fresh off the Disney Wish's Christening Sailing, I'm bringing you every! single! detail! about this brand new Disney Cruise Line ship, from kids spaces to secret pools as well as all my opinions on everything from Goofy's broadway moment and a gloriously high-end restaurant to dinner theatre with Frozen's Olaf and yes, even a bit on that dumb $5000 Star Wars drink.


Whether you've sailed before and want to know why this ship is different — or are a theme park fan wondering why a cruise may or may not be right for you, this episode's got it all. (Even a hearty rant about why Disney Cruises are fulfilling on the promise of Disney Parks, which have stripped away so much of what used to make them ideal vacations.)


AAAAAND stick around for Churros Hotline calls about holiday decor, Morty at Magic Kingdom and...a mall run-in with my mom!?!


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Jul 06, 2022
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue Is Back!
38:43

This week we are celebrating the return of Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Walt Disney World's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground! Chef Julie Hrywnak and Creative Director Tom Vazzana join us to discuss (and celebrate!) the return of this absolutely legendary and historical long-running Disney World show. (And if you HAVEN'T seen Hoop?! Well, stick around, because we're about to give you a whole podcast's worth of reasons why!)


AAAAAND stick around for Churros Hotline calls about Christmas ride overlays, bringing babies to Disney World and Epcot party tips!!



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Jun 29, 2022
Mish Mosh: Park Crowds, Summer Hints & Genie+ Honesty Hour
47:27

Come one, come all, for a candid discussion of THE STATE OF THINGS, from a woman who has not left her house much in the past week!!!! We're talking Genie+, Park Pass reservation calendars and a renewed interest in...Rainforest Cafe?! Catch it all this week on Very Amusing!


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Jun 22, 2022
A Mini Churros Inbox Episode!
35:17

We're answering your calls about horses, solo Disney World dining and...urban legends?! Tune into this week's mini Churros Inbox Q&A for all this and more!


PS: PARENTS! The first call has some dark overtones (mentions "Ashes" and "passing" but doesn't overtly mention death) but wanted to flag regardless!


RELEVANT LINKS:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/disney-worlds-big-secret-its-a-favorite-spot-to-scatter-family-ashes-1540390229

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2021/10/meet-the-new-disneyland-horses-at-circle-d-ranch/

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/06/disneyland-resort-horses-at-home-in-new-circle-d-ranch/


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Jun 15, 2022
A Disney Birthday Recap, FODMAPs and other parks advice!
21:44

NOTE: This episode is an abbreviated version of a prior episode that has been re-published to feature select Churros Hotline calls.


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Jun 08, 2022
The Best Places To Eat at Walt Disney World (My Favorite Theme Park Restaurants!)
51:41

Salmon at Magic Kingdom?! Snails at Epcot?! Fried yummies at Animal Kingdom?! Come for an honest look at where I'm eating at all four Walt Disney World theme parks...Stay for a shortlist of restaurants I will never EVER ever EVER ever EVER eat at unless you convince me otherwise!!!!!


Relevant Links!

Eater Disney World 38: https://www.eater.com/maps/best-disney-world-food-restaurants-38

Eater Disney Springs 38 (not yet updated, will be in mid-June 2022!) https://www.eater.com/maps/best-disney-world-food-restaurants-38


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Jun 01, 2022
Hidden Mickey: Andrew Barth Feldman!
1:08:43

Please welcome Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen, Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical) AKA Broadway's biggest Disney fan as our latest Hidden Mickey!! Trust me, we will NEVER encounter a Hidden Mickey with THIS MUCH Disney knowledge — buckle up, because this one's more exciting than how everyone who went on Horizons speaks about it!!!!!


WATCH ANDREW'S SHOW, PARK MAP!:

LIVESTREAM Park Map on 5/23!: https://events.broadwayworld.com/event/andrew-barth-feldman-park-map-5-23-7-pm-et/

Buy tickets to see Park Map live in NYC!: https://54below.com/events/andrew-barth-feldman-park-map-2/


HEY PARENTS!!!! HERE ARE THE TIME CODES YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THIS EPISODE:

Character costume stuff: 11:00 - 12:00 (or turn off at discussion of King Julian and skip ahead 90 seconds!)

Disney death reference: 25:45 - 29:00 (or turn off at mention of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride and skip ahead about 3 minutes!)

(note: time codes may shift a bit later due to any ads at the start of the show! FYI!)

Link to FUNKY KID'S KIPPAH: https://www.judaica.com/embroidered-truck-kippah-purple-yem-250.html?refSrc=21018&nosto=nosto-page-product1


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May 18, 2022
It's a TURNING RED Gab Session with Director Domee Shi and Producer Lindsey Collins!!
1:05:21

Yes, you read that right - the ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS behind Pixar's Turning Red are on this week's Very Amusing!!! Consider it a dream slumber party with the best creatives in the game, because we get INTO it and it was a Twizzler-filled, '90s-throwback good time!


Join Director Domee Shi and Producer Lindsey Collins for a chat about middle school! and being cringe! and women at the helm! and turning into our mothers! and karaoke! and embarrassing moments! and so much more — including what we ALL gotta do to guarantee we can hug Mei Lee, the star of Turning Red, inside Disney theme parks!


Don't miss Turning Red on Blu-Ray and digital download, out now!


RELEVANT LINKS:

Nicole's Entry tweet: https://twitter.com/nmnalty/status/891408932844982272


SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Jessica Mcdonald! https://www.instagram.com/itsjessicamcdonald/

Sarah Sterling! https://www.instagram.com/sarahsterling/

We Know Disney! https://www.instagram.com/weknowdisney/

Philander Butler! https://www.instagram.com/philanderc85/



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May 11, 2022
FIRST LOOK inside Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind!
47:07

Ooh baby, we're going INSIDE Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind with Walt Disney Imagineering's Wyatt Winter!


We discuss the pre-show of the attraction and elements of its backstory — Nova Corps! Xandar! other Marvel Cinematic Universe stuff you may have forgotten about — but do NOT discuss the actual roller coaster portion of Cosmic Rewind beyond the reverse launch. This episode is intended for you to be able too enjoy the attraction more, not to spoil it, but it does discuss all the pre-show elements!


Relevant Links:

https://gideonsbakehouse.com/locations/disney-springs/



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May 05, 2022
Mish Mosh: Character Hugs, Main Street Electrical Parade & More!
43:19

A big bowl full of everything we gotta discuss from the past week, including character hugs, Coronado Springs and a cross-country jaunt from Disney World to Disneyland to check out the goofiest nighttime spectacular. Soup's on!


Relevant Links:

Disney Junior Fun Fest: https://www.facebook.com/events/1159870558105616/

Muppet Whatnot Workshop eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/234298150479



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Apr 27, 2022
Inside Tokyo's NEW Toy Story Hotel!
1:09:51

Tokyo Disney Resort opened a bonkers cool new hotel earlier this month and Chris Nilghe of TDRExplorer is here to walk us through every detail of his recent stay!!! (Three words: Buzz Lightyear Pajamas!!)


From the themed entryway to slippers with Andy's name scrawled on the bottom, each and every detail is worth devouring. Get stoked!!


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Apr 20, 2022
All About Disney Genie+ With Brooke McDonald!
1:00:22

Disney Genie+ is the most confusing thing to happen at Disney World in years — and we've got you covered! Whether you're a FastPass pro trying to learn the ropes or want to maximize your next Disney vacation with park-hopping prowess, theme park journalist and expert Brooke McDonald is here to tell you everything you need to know about Disney's new line-skipping service!


Follow Brooke McDonald's Disney tips on...

Twitter! https://twitter.com/BrookeGMcDonald

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GLOSSARY:

DISNEY GENIE:  free in-app service provided to all Disneyland and Disney World quests

DISNEY GENIE+: paid service at Disneyland ($20 p/person, p/day) and Disney World ($15 p/person, p/day) that grants expedited entry onto select attractions

INDIVIDUAL LIGHTNING LANE:: individual pay-per-ride fee that grants expedited entry on Disneyland and Disney World’s most popular rides

LIGHTNING LANE: the return queue for guests with expedited entry through Genie+ or individual attraction selections

FASTPASS / FASTPASS+: the former “line-skipping” service at Disneyland and Disney World, which no longer exists

MAXPASS: the former digital “line-skipping” product at Disneyland that no longer exists

120 MINUTE RULE: Refers to the stipulation thatGuests can only book a second “return time” for a ride once they’ve ridden it or 120 minutes have passed. (Ex.: If it’s 10am and you book a 3pm return time for Peter Pan with Genie+, you won’t be able to select another attraction until 12pm.)

EARLY THEME PARK ENTRY: Guests of Walt Disney World resort hotels (and select others) can enter any of Disney World’s four theme parks 30 minutes early every day.

EXTENDED EVENING THEME PARK HOURS: Guests of Deluxe or Deluxe Villas (and select others) can enjoy late-night access to select Walt Disney World parks on select dates.


FOR MORE DISNEY GENIE+ INFORMATION, VISIT:

Disneyland Genie+: https://disneyland.disney.go.com/genie/lightning-lane/

Disney World Genie+: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/genie/lightning-lane/


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Apr 13, 2022
Your 747-CHURROS Calls, Answered!
40:14

We heard opportunity ringing...and we answered the call!


RELATED LINKS:

Fireworks Cruise: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/enchanting-extras-collection/ferrytale-wishes-dessert-cruise/

Backstage's (cough cough) Starcruiser listings (cough cough):

https://d26oc3sg82pgk3.cloudfront.net/files/media/uploads/casting_call/311abfc1-24c8-498d-8b8a-575ed5277bdd.pdf

https://d26oc3sg82pgk3.cloudfront.net/files/media/uploads/casting_call/d3aab516-641f-48c2-a4cd-4c436deac431.pdf


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Apr 06, 2022
Carlye's (Unexpected!) Favorite Disneyland Snackies
34:59

This week, we're back with a mini-sode (semi-sode?) about my 5 favorite Disneyland snacks under $6!!


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Mar 30, 2022
Merch! Merch! Merch!
47:23

Very Amusing podcast merchandise is arriving!!!! SO, this week, I wanted to tell you a bit about what we’re making, why we’re making it this way, and how we got here. We're even joined by special guest Andrew Ortiz of SuperYaki, without whom none of this would be possible! Hope you enjoy this peek into what it's like to make a tiny fashion line, why I pivoted from prior plans, and the details of what really makes these garments special (:


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Mar 23, 2022
Kristin Chirico Loves Napa Rose, Hates Disney Hotels and Has A Major Celebrity Sighting to Share With You
58:01

We are BEYOND thrilled to welcome writer, YouTuber and Disney fanatic Kristin Chirico to Very Amusing! Best known for their work on Buzzfeed and with the fabulous Kitchen & Jorn Show, Kristin is one of us — a true theme park fan — and has the hot takes and delightful stories to prove it.


NOTE: parents, if you would like to avoid any discussion of *costumed characters and the employees makes them possible*, we recommend you skip 32:30 - 35:10!


Keep up with Kristin on...

Twitter! https://twitter.com/lolacoaster

Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/itskristinchirico

The Kitchen & Jorn Show on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsN7kK_cJKG4PtP5AC8MP4A


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Mar 16, 2022
A Free Ride Aboard Galactic Starcruiser!
1:14:38

We've put together an AUDIO JOURNEY for you that'll transport you directly inside Disney's new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser without stepping foot on board. Okay, it's not technically a ~free ride~, but it is the only way to kick back and take in the details of this wild 2-night experience in an audio format, and we hope you love it. (Jeff Fox even called it AMBITIOUS!)


THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS AS TO WHAT HAPPENS ON STARCRUISER, but honestly? we all know how light side vs. dark side battles tend to end up, so why not just give it a listen!


Come along with us on a journey into the deepest realms of space....in a themed hotel experience in Florida....or somewhere in between.


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Mar 09, 2022
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser!
44:15

We're BACK and we're giving you our first of two Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser episodes!


This week, we answer your most burning question: is it worth it??

Next week, we'll talk about Galactic Starcruiser in depth and take you on an ~audio tour~ around the ship.


(PS: this week is as spoiler-free as possible, so proceed freely!!)


Read my Eater story about Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser!

https://www.eater.com/22949838/disney-world-star-wars-hotel-food-drink-restaurants


Check out all my Starcruiser videos on Instagram!

https://www.instagram.com/carlyewisel/reels/?hl=en


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Mar 02, 2022
2021: A Year In Review!
50:21

SHREKCEMBER is coming to a close and to bid it adieu in style, we look back on some of the best moments from our favorite episodes of Very Amusing in 2021!


We are taking January off, but we will BE BACK in the new year, so stay tuned for more Very Amusing!


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Dec 22, 2021
How To Build A Shrek Waterpark
39:13

What does an ogre in swim trunks, a shopping mall and a conversation with Jeffrey Katzenberg about bathrooms have in common? This episode!!!


Y E S, we're diving deep into the creation of DreamWorks Water Park at American Dream in New Jersey. If you've ever slid down these slides or merely seen the 41 foot-tall Shrek balloon from the highway, you know that something special lies within that chlorine swamp, and we're talking to Don Carson, Senior Art Director at The Hettema Group, all about how it got made. Let's go sliding!


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Dec 15, 2021
A PhD from Shrek University
51:04

We're getting academic this week, baby!! Please welcome Dr. Sam Summers, PhD, animation expert, lecturer at Middlesex University, and self-proclaimed Shrekspert (!!!) Sam's here to tell us all about the deeper meanings behind the films, the academic community's view on it and, of course, a professional's opinion on if Shrek would play dreidel. (The answer may surprise you!!)


RELEVANT LINKS:

Sam Summers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/samsummers0

Disniversity Podcast: https://linktr.ee/disniversity

Lemonhearted website: https://www.lemonhearted.com

Lemonhearted Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lemonhearted/


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Dec 08, 2021
A Shrekcember Celebration: SHREKBOX!
41:17

It's the most ogre-ful time of the year here at Very Amusing!

That's right: Shrekcember has OFFICIALLY arrived, and our month-long celebration of the arguably canonically Jewish SHREK is kicking off its 31-day festivities with a dive into the world of SHREKBOX. What began as a Philly newspaper box full of Shrek memorabilia and artwork has become a national phenomenon — and a religious destination?! Hear all about the creative portal to Shrek-y wonder on this week's Shrektastic episode. From their swamp to yours, happy Shrekcember!


NOTE:

I say the word "mailbox" instead of "newspaper box" prior to the interview, my apologies! (I blame recent travels for my brain fart!)


RELEVANT LINKS:

Shrekbox on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shrek.box/

Visit Shrekbox: https://goo.gl/maps/eoCXscS1EY1TX1NM6

All Ears' Mask video: https://youtu.be/2YcYSqdhBIo?t=523


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Dec 01, 2021
Parkeology!
50:06

Come along as we learn the storied history of the one and only Parkeology Challenge!

https://www.parkeology.com/parkeology-challenge-all-disney-world-disneyland-rides-one-day


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Nov 24, 2021
Welcome aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser!
52:49

IT'S REAL! I secretly flew to Florida to step foot inside Disney's forthcoming Star Wars hotel (!!) and I'm giving you ALL the details first-hand, from one of the few folks who have seen it.


Come aboard the Halcyon with me as your tour guide for a super special look at this new Star Wars experience!


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RELATED LINKS:

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/star-wars-galactic-starcruiser/overview/

Churros Call Christmas Parade bears: https://youtu.be/gMB-a5o1MUk?t=489



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Nov 17, 2021
Hidden Mickeys: Robin Lopez!
1:01:56

That's right, we've got NBA basketball superstar and Twitter's most distinguished theme park fan ROBIN LOPEZ on the show this week! You won't wanna miss this one...


Catch up with Robin Lopez at...

Transition Game, his new manga!

https://transitiongame.com

on Twitter!

https://twitter.com/rolopez42


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Oct 27, 2021
It's KiteTails Time!
54:00

oh yeah we're talking about Disney World's latest and greatest show in this episode — and it's a high-flying delight (heh). Soar through the details behind how this spectacle came to be along with me!!!!



RELEVANT LINKS:

https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/theme-park-packing-list/


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Oct 20, 2021
Get In, We're Going to Disney World's 50th Anniversary!
1:18:29

yesssssss! the long-awaited episode recounting the stories, secrets and shenanigans of this month's Disney World's 50th Anniversary celebration is HERE and more fun than stowing away in my suitcase! (It's a hard shell! not comfy!!)


Come for the fun, stay for a glorious Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser interview!!!


RELEVANT LINKS:

It's Not "Weird" To Be An Adult Woman Who Loves Disney for Glamour: https://www.glamour.com/story/its-not-weird-to-be-an-adult-woman-who-loves-disney

Bloomberg story about Tokyo Disney Resort: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-02/why-disney-fans-have-their-post-pandemic-sights-set-on-japan


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Oct 13, 2021
PLEASE WELCOME MISS PIGGY!!!!!
10:42

YES we got MISS PIGGY on the podcast to chit-chat about Muppets Haunted Mansion, out 10/8 on Disney+!

WATCH IT OR GONZO WILL FOLLOW YOU HOME!!



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Oct 07, 2021
A MARVEL MINI-SODE!
18:52

We will be back in full force next week with a mega dispatch from Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary, but until then, we've got a lil' roundup of everything I saw and did at Disney's Hotel New York - The Art of Marvel while in Disneyland Paris!


RELEVANT LINKS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj3bIWUd0xY

https://archive.curbed.com/2019/7/17/20695313/disney-design-architecture-history-michael-graves





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Sep 29, 2021
Hello from Disneyland Paris!
54:24

YUP!!! Come along on Very Amusing's first (and EXTREMELY safe!!) international journey, where I discuss what it was like to visit a foreign theme park that requires vaccines, masks, and a whole lot more.


Relevant Links:

https://www.demarches-simplifiees.fr/commencer/passe-sanitaire-etrangers?locale=en

https://fr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/



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Sep 23, 2021
DUFFY RETURNS WITH AN ALL-NEW FRIEND!
47:22

DUFFY THE DISNEY BEAR IS ADDING A NEW PAL — LinaBell —TO HIS GANG AND I CAN'T WAIT TO TELL YOU MORE ABOUT HER!!!!!!


I'm ONCE AGAIN joined by MY gaggle of friends in this follow-up to last season's episode: Eva Lee, Manager, Content Planning at Walt Disney Imagineering, and THE DUFFY PHILOSOPHER HIMSELF, Charlie Watanabe, Sr. Story Editor at Walt Disney Imagineering!!!!!!!!!!


**new to the Duffy & Friends universe?** Scroll back to May 19th, 2021's episode, "The One About Duffy & Friends"!


~ PS: there is a small error in the Churros Hotline Q&A section of this podcast! ~

The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve does *not* have a rooftop bar!

It's a top floor event space and my brain is mush from remembering too many Disney facts and goofed.

My apologies! Though I'm staying there the first second I can!



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Sep 17, 2021
How Things Work: Soarin' Around The World
1:02:02

Our HOW THINGS WORK series is back with Marie Colabelli, Senior Producer of Large Format Experiential Media & Installations who gives us the inside scoop (and shocking stories!!) behind what it took to create Soarin' Around the World and the process by which she and her team worked to update Epcot's Circle-Vision films.


Trust me when I say you will NEVER look at these large-format attractions the same way again!


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RELEVANT LINKS:

https://www.disneyhistory101.com/new-blog-2/2018/9/8/ben-sharpsteen-museum

https://www.sharpsteenmuseum.org



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Sep 08, 2021
All About Aulani's Luau!
57:19

Can you hear the distant music? Smell the ocean breeze? That's because we're going on a *virtual vacation* to Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa!

Join Imagineering’s Jeanette Lomboy and Aulani’s Nate Rhodes as we chit-chat about the glorious Hawaiian resort, its immense level of artistic detail and the showstopping KA WA'A Luau.


Learn more about KA WA'A Luau: https://www.disneyaulani.com/activities/luau/

Watch a peek online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFTtFucj8Ng

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Sep 01, 2021
Malcolm Gladwell Has Entered The Chat
1:00:37

Malcolm Gladwell: not a Hidden Mickey. Quite the opposite, in fact. As you’ll soon hear, the famed journalist, author and host of podcast Revisionist History is very new to all things Disney. So how did he, fresh on the scene, wind up so deep in The Little Mermaid that he arrived at this caramel corn-coated podcast? You’ll just have to listen to find out.


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Jul 28, 2021
It's A Churros Hotline Episode!
40:11

oh yeah, baby! we're answering a bucketful of your phone calls on this week's ALL CHURROS HOTLINE EPISOOOODE!


related links:

Bloomberg story about Tokyo Disney Sea: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-02/why-disney-fans-have-their-post-pandemic-sights-set-on-japan

Eater story about pink frosted cookies: https://www.eater.com/22446122/utah-pink-sugar-cookie-recipe-dutchmans-swig


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Jul 21, 2021
Disneyland at Home, Revisited
51:59

A Disneyland at Home episode? In July 2021? Yep. Trust me, this one's worth it.


Relevant Links:

Mark's Star Tours: https://www.tiktok.com/@ricksavage64/video/6976318927353908485

Mark's Homemade Rides on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo1CN5Ds7gSIF7Nn_60lmhQ

Brandon's Mini Disneyland on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@brandon.hardy.art

Brandon's Website: https://brandonhardy-art.com


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Jul 14, 2021
The Magic & Mystery of Club 33's Salon Nouveau
37:18

Come along as we talk about a famed Disneyland bar...in a secret place...that no one can really talk about. Here goes nothin'!


Follow David Yeh @Coheteboy and @EndorExpress on Instagram, and find more at EndorExpress.net


Relevant Links:

Club 33 Gargoyle Mug ($1800 on eBay!): https://www.ebay.com/itm/384224622297?hash=item59759276d9:g:~P4AAOSw98BgXkHR

Club 33 Salon Nouveau video (not mine!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xI-QxZ5JEg


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Jul 07, 2021
The Disney Legacy of A Famed Marionette Theatre
51:36

Join Alex Evans and Winona Bechtle as we dive into the storied Disney theme park legacy of the historic Bob Baker Marionette Theatre in Los Angeles, California.


Learn more about Bob Baker Marionette Theatre at:

http://www.bobbakermarionettetheater.com


#EGGGATE: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CQTSe1VBcRW/


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Jun 30, 2021
a brief intermission!
3:20
we're taking the week off to wrap up research for the rest of the season!!!!!!!!!! enjoy this lil' teeny tiny episode for this week (:

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Jun 23, 2021
Inside Shanghai Disneyland's Opening
1:23:16

It's Shanghai Disney Resort's fifth anniversary, so we're taking it back to their Grand Opening celebration — and discussing everything you never saw.


Reporters Keith Sharon, Arthur Levine and myself flew overseas to see Shanghai Disneyland before it opened to the public, and well, we've got some stories. From TRON rides with Bob Iger to the challenge of interviewing the *very first guest* in the park, here's what it was like to be there, five years ago, when it all began.


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Jun 16, 2021
All About Velocicoaster
39:28

Ever wondered how a themed coaster is designed and built?! Universal Creative's Shelby Honea is here to tell us *everything* about Universal Orlando Resort's new Velocicoaster, including what it's like to finally ride something you spent years creating. (Years!!)


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Jun 09, 2021
Avengers Campus!
40:02

I took a hard-hat tour of Disney California Adventure's new Marvel-themed land last March. Then came the pandemic.

For fourteen months, I've had every detail of this land memorized. Now, it's time to relay all of it to you.


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Jun 02, 2021
Hidden Mickeys: Taran Killam!
1:33:02

It's the triumphant return of HIDDEN MICKEYS, our series where we speak with a noteworthy celebrity who also happens to be a major theme park fan, and this season we have comedian, actor and writer TARAN KILLAM! You may know him from Saturday Night Live, Single Parents or even the Disney Channel Original Movie "Stuck in the Suburbs" (which we OBVIOUSLY get into), but what you may not know is that Taran is a die-hard Disneyland fan who graciously came on the show to describe a hilarious bonanza of once-in-a-lifetime experiences that include Mark Hamill encounters, Club 33 shenanigans, Han Solo impressions, and...the top of the Plaza Inn!? Listen 'til the end for some Walt Disney World hot takes you won't wanna miss!


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May 26, 2021
The One About Duffy & Friends
55:33


Today, I pay for my crimes against Olu Mel. 


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May 19, 2021
The Happiest Place on Minecraft
38:03

Disneyland and all its rides, characters and unexpected magic now exists online. To all who come to this happy digital space: welcome.


Thank you to...

The Max Lazer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFy4bSgyGYo

Matthew Serrano!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0rDLvg-Lfs


Get your Minecraft Disneyland on at ImagineFun.net!

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May 12, 2021
The Creatures, Code Names and Concept Art of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
51:10

OH BABY, WE'RE BACK! In this otherworldly debut episode of Season 2, we're getting into all things Batuu with Walt Disney Imagineering's Scott Trowbridge — a two-time guest! — and The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge author Amy Ratcliffe.


We wouldn't usually dive into a book straight away, but this one is beyond special. Written by one of my all-time favorite writers, The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is jam-packed with never-before-seen concept art, Star Wars secrets and behind-the-scenes stories of how these lands were really made. It's rare to get such a robust look at how these spaces are created — and what was left behind — and both Scott and Amy were game to discuss *everything* between its covers.


Come aboard as we chat secret ride code names, design principles and even the 26-foot-long hamster-gerbil that lives on within Star Wars lore!!!

(Make sure to stick around for a couple'a wink-winks about Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser — and yes, THAT lightsaber — as well as a personal Churros hotline story about the perils of eating blue food!!)


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May 05, 2021
Shrek Retold!
47:27

RELEVANT LINKS:

Watch Shrek Retold!

Full list of artists in Shrek Retold

Read Wired's piece about Shrek Retold


CHECK OUT...

The Bechdel Cast! And Jamie's Lolita and My Year In Mensa podcasts!

Jamie Loftus' perfect website!!!!

3GI Incorporated


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Dec 23, 2020
We're Going...To Shrekfest!
46:43

"SHREK FEST. LIKE, YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT IT IS. AND IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT IS, THEN YOU'LL NEVER KNOW." — Grant Duffrin


Every year in Madison, Wisconsin, hundreds of people gather to competitively eat onions, rock out to Smash Mouth, roar as loud as they can and celebrate our beloved green ogre Shrek — and you're about to hear ALL about it.


RELEVANT LINKS:

SHREKFEST

3GI Incorporated

SHREKFEST 2019


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Dec 16, 2020
The Sun Never Sets On Shrek!
36:16

Think Shrek's global footprint is limited to a film franchise!? Think again!!!!

From an animatronic marionette show in Dubai to a waterpark in New Jersey, we're bopping around the world to discuss Shrek's long-lasting global legacy!!!!


Relevant Links:

SHREK 4-D ON YESTERWORLD

SHREK 4-D ON NETFLIX

SHREK at Motiongate Dubai (thanks to SoCal 360 Attractions!)

Stalling! with Alison and Melia bathroom podcast!


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Dec 09, 2020
SHREK-CEMBER!
54:13

In which we explore once and for all if a beloved theme park character, Shrek, celebrates Hanukkah or not.

A delightfully unhinged holiday episode for you and yours!


Check out...

Ben Mekler on Twitter!

Arielle on Instagram! (nsfw)


Relevant Links:

The Tweet That Started It All!

Arielle's "Is Shrek Jewish?" story for Alma


News stories:

Polynesian Refurbishment

https://blogmickey.com/2020/11/polynesian-entrance-tropical-paradise-demolished-latest-look-at-crossbeam-installation/

Electrical Water Pageant

https://twitter.com/BrookeGMcDonald/status/1333533359167901697?s=20


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Dec 02, 2020
Biden Drones! (Yes! Really!)
51:04

YES YES Y'ALL WE GOT THE GUY WHO DID THE JAW-DROPPING DRONE SHOW FOR PRESIDENT ELECT BIDEN!!!!! OKAY I'LL STOP YELLING AT YOU IN CAPS, BUT WE DID IT!!!!


Anyway, buckle up for a ROUSING chat with Nils Thorjussen, CEO of Verge Aero, and learn about how creating software and drones in-house aided them in pulling off the best themed entertainment this side of the Magic Kingdom — and why it's surely where the future of themed entertainment is heading.


Read MORE of my reporting on Verge Aero and their drone light shows at TechCrunch:

https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/24/how-verge-aeros-drones-pulled-off-an-election-day-win-as-big-as-bidens/


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TIME Magazine Drone Cover:

https://time.com/5294789/time-drone-cover-video/

Verge Aero's site:

https://verge.aero


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Nov 25, 2020
MAILBAG: Secret Scents and Plastic Cheese!!
48:42

Yes yes y'all, tuck in for some listener questions & a wide range of answers, along with a buttload (!) of Disney news and call-ins about what little parts of rides you love!!


Thank you to AJ Wolfe of Disney Food Blog for calling in for this week's episode!

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Nov 18, 2020
Ratatouille: The Musical!
38:47
Nov 11, 2020
How Things Work! (Nighttime Spectaculars, Castle Shows + The Future of Themed Entertainment)
1:00:39

Hello hello hello! Join Daren Ulmer, Founder and Chief Creative at Mousetrappe, who teaches us how projection mapping works and how your favorite theme park nighttime shows are created and hear from the Los Angeles Times' Todd Martens, who shares his expertise about interactivity at theme parks and how we'll experience attractions, merchandise and apps differently in the future!


RELEVANT LINKS:

Luminarium Shadowbox!

http://luminariumshadowbox.com

Mousetrappe!

https://www.mousetrappe.com

The Magic, The Memories and You!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGWnND034bA

Todd Martens' Website!

https://www.toddmartens.com

Todd's Meow Wolf story!

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-08-08/how-meow-wolf-las-vegas-reshape-themed-entertainment



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Nov 04, 2020
How Things Work! (Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge)
58:48

Join Scott Trowbridge, Portfolio Creative Executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, as he gives us a crash course on why new Audio-Animatronics are so impressive, how far robotics have come and even spills some secrets about *that incredible moment* on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (!!!) Come for new knowledge of Disney's animatronic figures, stay for a dedication to your favorite discontinued snacks and me getting fully owned by Olu Mel!


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Oct 28, 2020
How Things Work! (Universal's New Stunt Show + Costumed Character Secrets)
1:22:32

Welcome to our interview-packed exploration into how the best parts of your favorite theme parks are created!


This week's episode explores the three-year process behind Universal’s new boundary-bending stage stunt show and gains insight from the genius creating some of the best costumed characters on the planet!



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Oct 21, 2020
What Being A Theme Park Reporter Is REALLY Like
2:19:15

Everything you’ve ever, ever, EVER wanted to know about what it’s like to write about theme parks, from the people who do it. We're giving you a VIP tour of what press events are really like, how to conduct interviews with Imagineers, the silly secrets of taking hard hat tours of rides and lands before they open to the public — and so, SO much more!



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VALERIE MARINO!

https://valeriemarino.com

DEANNE REVEL!

https://www.instagram.com/revelandroam/

GABRIELLE RUSSON!

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/os-gabrielle-russon-bio-20141205-staff.html

ARTHUR LEVINE!

https://aboutthemeparks.net

CRAIG WILLIAMS!

https://twitter.com/Teleclashter


Relevant links...

Gabrielle's Volcano Bay stories!

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-bz-theme-park-injuries-reports-20201008-moxk4d64yrclnjsufaimgedhqq-htmlstory.html

Sabrina The Teenage Witch goes to Disney World!

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Oct 14, 2020
an intermission and a cause
5:10

Hello! We are on hiatus for this week (EEK DON'T BE MAD WE'RE SORRY AND WE LOVE YOU) and are focusing our efforts on fundraising for theme park employees in need!

See ya next week!


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https://www.instagram.com/carlyewisel/

ON TWITTER!

https://twitter.com/carlyewisel

AT HER PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CarlyeWisel

AT HER WEBSITE!

https://www.carlyewisel.com

AT VERY AMUSING’S WEBSITE!

https://www.very-amusing.com


And don't forget to call us at 747-CHURROS! We'll be waiting by the phone <3



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Oct 07, 2020
Everything You DON'T Know About Theme Park Food! (part two)
1:30:58

Welcome to PART TWO of our theme park food bonanza! This week focuses on solving your long-held Disney and Universal food MYSTERIES! Take a look inside Disney's most exclusive (and secretive!) restaurant, chat with food journalists about Dole Whip secrets and grilled cheese surprises, hear about the way Epcot's festivals come together and get the details on the NBA's underground hotel coffee shop at Disney World!


Thanks to our special guests…..

JASON CONCEPCION! AJ WOLFE! SHAY SPENCE! VALERIE MARINO! TIFFANY MINK!


Relevant Links... 

WATCH NBA DESKTOP!

https://www.theringer.com/nbadesktop

WATCH NBA DESKTOP'S DISNEY EPISODE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E8mrdBYUc8

FOLLOW JASON ON TWITTER @netw3rK!

https://twitter.com/netw3rk


WATCH DISNEY FOOD BLOG ON YOUTUBE!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpWedLQdHpZqhgTLdB9Yyg

FOLLOW DFB ON INSTAGRAM!

https://www.instagram.com/DISNEYFOODBLOG/


FOLLOW SHAY SPENCE ON INSTAGRAM AND TIKTOK!

https://www.instagram.com/theshayspence/

https://www.tiktok.com/@theshayspence


FOLLOW VALERIE ON INSTAGRAM!

https://www.instagram.com/valerieamarino/?hl=en

READ VALERIE'S STORY ON DOLE WHIP!

https://www.mic.com/articles/188704/lemon-dole-whip-how-disney-made-dole-whip-feel-so-exclusive-and-the-simple-reason-why-lemon-is-the-new-flavor

READ VALERIE'S STORY ON MARKHAM'S!

https://www.mic.com/articles/189539/an-inside-look-at-markhams-the-most-exclusive-restaurant-at-walt-disney-world


Spend more time with @CarlyeWisel…

ON INSTAGRAM!

https://www.instagram.com/carlyewisel/

ON TWITTER!

https://twitter.com/carlyewisel

AT HER PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CarlyeWisel

AT HER WEBSITE!

https://www.carlyewisel.com

AT VERY AMUSING’S...


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Sep 30, 2020
Everything You DON'T Know About Theme Park Food! (part one)
1:16:32

Take a peek inside Disney's top-secret food laboratory!

Find out how Magic Kingdom dreams up their incredible Halloween snacks!

Discover how Universal created Butterbeer from scratch!

Learn food whi and the many ways Universal's Halloween Horror Nights houses directly inspire their foods!


This one's all about the lil' secrets and surprises about all your favorite foods at Disney and Universal —

Come back next week for PART TWO when we talk to the coolest names in theme park food and solve your long-held (and delicious) food mysteries!


Relevant Links... 

DAVID'S FOOD & WINE STORY on Disney's Flavor Lab

https://www.foodandwine.com/travel/restaurants/most-fascinating-attraction-disney-world-you-arent-allowed-visit


MY TRAVEL + LEISURE STORY on Disney's Flavor Lab

https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/disney-vacations/disney-world-flavor-lab

 

 FOLLOW DAVID LANDSEL on Instagram!

https://www.instagram.com/davidlandsel1/?hl=en

READ DAVID LANDSEL's stories!

https://muckrack.com/davidlandsel



Spend more time with @CarlyeWisel…

ON INSTAGRAM!

https://www.instagram.com/carlyewisel/

ON TWITTER!

https://twitter.com/carlyewisel

AT HER PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CarlyeWisel

AT HER WEBSITE!

https://www.carlyewisel.com

AT VERY AMUSING’S WEBSITE!

https://www.very-amusing.com


And don't forget to call us at 747-CHURROS! We'll be waiting by the phone <3



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Sep 23, 2020
The Great Soda Mystery
58:44

In April 2020, hundreds of Disney Parks-exclusive Star Wars sodas mysteriously appeared at an Alabama supermarket.

How did they make their way from a far-flung theme park planet to a discount grocery store? We're about to find out.


Thanks to our special guests…..

@EscapedStitch, @Schmoofy, Clayton Williams and the one and only ROBIN LOPEZ!

The Monorail Times for suggesting this episode!

EVERYONE who reached out to teach me about food distribution!!!


Cheers to our in-house re-enactment correspondent....

ACTRESS/WRITER ALEXANDRA FORD!

https://alexandra-ford.com

CAST ALEXANDRA TO DO WONDERFUL ACTING FOR YOU!!

https://vimeo.com/361853390

LISTEN TO TAKE ME THERE PODCAST!

https://www.takemetherepod.com


Relevant Links...

ESCAPED STITCH'S TWEET that kicked it all off:

https://twitter.com/escapedstitch/status/1254209702642290688

ALL THE SODAS at Tate's Supermarket:

https://twitter.com/escapedstitch/status/1254790732067545088

SCHMOOFY'S great disappointment 

https://twitter.com/Schmoofy/status/1254894115487199232?s=20


Spend more time with @CarlyeWisel…

ON INSTAGRAM!

https://www.instagram.com/carlyewisel/

ON TWITTER!

https://twitter.com/carlyewisel

AT HER PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CarlyeWisel

AT HER WEBSITE!

https://www.carlyewisel.com

AT VERY AMUSING’S WEBSITE!

https://www.very-amusing.com


And don't forget to call us at 747-CHURROS! We'll be waiting by the phone <3



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Sep 16, 2020
MAILBAG: Do Rides Have Ghosts? Is Goofy A Cow?!
42:30

Welcome to a bonanza of haunts, surprises and (somewhat) solved mysteries: yes, it's our very first Mailbag episode, and these calls are ANYTHING but standard.

Come for the laughs, stay for the final word on why birds aren't just constantly flying into the Monorail openings at Disney's Contemporary Resort!


Thanks to our special guests…..

Defunctland's KEVIN PERJURER!

and EVERYONE WHO CALLED IN and ANSWERED!


Relevant Links...

DEFUNCTLAND'S GREAT VIDEOS

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVo63lbKHjC04KqYhwSZ_Pg

YAHOO'S GOOFY INTERVIEW

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/goofy-voice-dog-bill-farmer-interview-disney-091519531.html


Spend more time with @CarlyeWisel…

ON INSTAGRAM!

https://www.instagram.com/carlyewisel/

ON TWITTER!

https://twitter.com/carlyewisel

AT HER PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CarlyeWisel

AT HER WEBSITE!

https://www.carlyewisel.com

AT VERY AMUSING’S WEBSITE!

https://www.very-amusing.com


And don't forget to call us at 747-CHURROS! We'll be waiting by the phone <3



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Sep 09, 2020
The "Must Do Disney Stacey" Documentary That's Lost To Time
1:05:18

The never-before-heard story of how Stacey J. Aswad, famed host of Walt Disney World Resort TV in-room programming, once hosted a documentary inside a memorabilia-packed home that's...more familiar to fans than they'd expect.


Come for the mind-melding details of that doc; stay for the insights about filming Top 7 Must See's and Must Do Disney, as well as the shocking reveal of one of Stacey's biggest fans (!!!)


Thanks to our special guests…..

RICHARD KRAFT!

NICKY KRAFT!

STACEY J. ASWAD!


Relevant Links...

CLIPS OF STACEY IN "FINDING KRAFTLAND"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggmsBat9VpU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq1ERccMpms

VARIETY'S STORY ON "THAT'S FROM DISNEYLAND"

https://variety.com/2018/music/news/thats-from-disneyland-how-a-collectors-pop-up-became-a-must-see-l-a-destination-1202913935/

STACEY'S VO BUZZ WEEKLY SERIES

https://vobuzzweekly.com

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvRAWnbt3DkuMPyP3S60qwA

STACEY'S WEBSITE

https://www.staceyjaswad.com



Spend more time with @CarlyeWisel…

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ON TWITTER!

https://twitter.com/carlyewisel

AT HER PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CarlyeWisel

AT HER WEBSITE!

https://www.carlyewisel.com

AT VERY AMUSING’S WEBSITE!

https://www.very-amusing.com


And don't forget to call us at 747-CHURROS! We'll be waiting by the phone <3



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Sep 02, 2020
Hidden Mickeys: Paul Scheer!
1:42:22
It's the first episode of HIDDEN MICKEYS, our series where we occasionally abandon the entire format of the podcast to speak with a noteworthy celebrity who also happens to be a major theme park fan. This week we have writer, actor and podcasting king Paul Scheer! You may know him from Veep, How Did This Get Made, Fresh Off The Boat, Human Giant, or his latest starring turn on Showtime's Black Monday. What you may not know, however, is that Paul is a major Disney nut who has secret Star Wars intel, plenty of Pandora — The World of Avatar opinions and a bucketful of DVC points. Stay tuned 'til the end for a Duffy & Friends surprise!

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Aug 26, 2020
Secret Spaces at Disney Parks
45:04

Take a walk through the underground tunnels, castle turrets, tucked-away supper clubs and legendary theme park locales while discovering some things you never knew about Walt Disney World and Disneyland’s most secretive spaces.


Thanks to our special guests…..

AJ WOLFE of DISNEY FOOD BLOG

https://www.disneyfoodblog.com

HEATHER SIEVERS of DINING IN DISNEY!

https://www.instagram.com/diningindisney/

AND THE ANONYMOUS CAST MEMBERS WHO SHALL NOT BE NAMED!


Relevant Links...

CARLYE’S INSTAGRAM TOUR OF CINDERELLA CASTLE SUITE

https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18067003465065325/

ATTRACTIONS MAGAZINE’S VIDEO FROM WALT’S APARTMENT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHuLNHoQxn4

CARLYE’S 21 ROYAL STORY FOR EATER

https://www.eater.com/2018/9/17/17846692/disneyland-resort-21-royal-cost-exclusive-dining-experience

HEATHER’S LILY BELLE PHOTOS ON DISNEY FOOD BLOG

https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2019/10/25/want-a-peek-inside-one-of-the-most-exclusive-attractions-in-disneyland/


Spend more time with @CarlyeWisel…

ON INSTAGRAM!

https://www.instagram.com/carlyewisel/

ON TWITTER!

https://twitter.com/carlyewisel

AT HER PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CarlyeWisel

AT HER WEBSITE!

https://www.carlyewisel.com

AT VERY AMUSING’S WEBSITE!

https://www.very-amusing.com


And don't forget to call us at 747-CHURROS! We'll be waiting by the phone <3



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Aug 19, 2020
Welcome to VERY AMUSING!
2:05

Your one-stop shop for the stories, secrets and shenanigans of a popcorn-fueled theme park journalist. Call us at 747-CHURROS (747-248-7767) and we might play your question, observation or hot take in a future episode!


Very Amusing is brought to you with special thanks to Acast and ICM Partners.



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Jul 25, 2020