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Mouse & Castle: A Disney Parks and Entertainment Podcast

Welcome to the Mouse & Castle, a gathering place for lovers of all things Disney.

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Disneyland Deserted? + Our Lion King Review

Is Disneyland a ghost town? Is Galaxy's Edge a flop??? Riley heads all the way to Anaheim to find out for YOU. Also, we review Lion King two weeks late.

49mins

7 Aug 2019

Rank #1

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A Not so Scary Wine and Dine Recap + Disney+ Impressions

Thoughts on the current state of Galaxy’s Edge Thoughts on Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Extra Extra Magic Hours Skyliner Wine and Dine Recap Food & Wine Festival/After Party Launch of Disney+ and our impressions

54mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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"Saving" Galaxy's Edge + Top 3 Underated Disney Experiences

Disney Gets Serious About Saving "Star Wars" Land | The Motley Fool https://buff.ly/2mFxrNn Disney names new leadership for Disneyland and Walt Disney World https://buff.ly/2nkW4PX Top 3 underrated Disney Experiences Riley’s Top 3 Swiss Family Treehouse Tomorrowland® Area Transit Authority Monster’s Laugh Floor Aaron’s Top 3 Disney’s Boardwalk Maharajah Jungle Trek The Seas (SeaBase)

42mins

26 Sep 2019

Rank #3

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Galaxy's Edge Opening Early! - Opening Dates Announced

On this episode of Mouse and Castle: -Star Wars Galaxy's Edge - Gallery https://buff.ly/2T3i9MO -Disney Reveals More Concept Art for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Shops and Restaurants https://buff.ly/2XXOQ1M -Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Controlled Chaos or Anarchy? https://buff.ly/2SYqLUZ -Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to Open May 31 at Disneyland Resort, August 29 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios | Disney Parks Blog https://buff.ly/2VI93H8

24mins

13 Mar 2019

Rank #4

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Epcot Changes + New Galaxy's Edge Details + Anthony Breznican

On this episode of Mouse and Castle: New play pavilion and park entrance changes coming to Epcot. Tons of new details about Galaxy's Edge including ride specifics, food items, and merchandise. Interview with Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican who took part in the media preview of Galaxy's Edge.

1hr 1min

6 Mar 2019

Rank #5

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Mary Poppins Returns Review + What's Coming to the Parks

On this episode of Mouse & Castle: Quick thoughts on Ralph Breaks the Internet Our review of Mary Poppins Returns New stuff at Disney World and what's coming soon Price increases at Disneyland

53mins

9 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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Jungle Cruise + Skyliner Gondola Disaster

Trailer released for Dwayne Johnson’s theme park ride inspired ’Jungle Cruise’ movie https://buff.ly/31krvrQ Disney Skyliner gondola system back up and running again https://buff.ly/2Bk01ry Analysis | Disney spent the day reminding us of the truly bizarre films it made in the ’70s and ’80s https://buff.ly/35H6CdR Wine and Dine Update PHOTOS: 2019 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Merchandise... https://buff.ly/35G0aUl

35mins

17 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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New Nutcracker Trailer + The Fall Season at Disney World

On this week's podcast: Ralph Breaks the Internet panel at New York Comic Con. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms final trailer. Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party. The 25 best things to eat at Epcot's Food & Wine Festival. WonderFall flavors at Disney Springs.

38mins

12 Sep 2018

Rank #8

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Lion King Trailer + Aladdin Images + Disneyland Holiday Trip

In this episode of Mouse & Castle.. Riley's Disney movie catch-up including Tangled and Big Hero 6 Lion King trailer and original animated films vs live-action Aladdin preview images and the challenges the movie faces Mary Poppins Returns in theaters and getting great reviews. Financial success of Disney movies in 2018 On location recording from Disneyland

1hr

21 Dec 2018

Rank #9

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A Trip to Disneyland + Aladdin Teaser

Topics: Riley’s Trip to Disneyland Aladdin Teaser and Poster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g5knnlF7Zo https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/aladdin-will-smith-unveils-first-poster-1151335 “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, the film is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” “Aladdin” stars Will Smith as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine, the beautiful, self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards. The film is produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive producers. Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and two new songs written by Menken and songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.The film, which was shot on practical stages in London and on location amidst the stunning desert vistas of Jordan, has a talented creative team helping to bring Agrabah to life, including: director of photography Alan Stewart, production designer Gemma Jackson and costume designer Michael Wilkinson. Live Action Lilo & Stitch https://insidethemagic.net/2018/10/lilo-stitch-live-action-remake-disney/ It is unclear whether the new project, which is intended to be a live-action/CG hybrid, is intended for theatrical release or for Disney's streaming service that is set to launch in 2019. The studio has hired up-and-comer Mike Van Waes to pen the script for the remake, which will be produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Rideback, formerly known as Lin Pictures. The two are already known in the Disney halls as they are working on the high-profile live-action remake of Aladdin.

52mins

17 Oct 2018

Rank #10

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Disney+ Deets & Galaxy's Edge Reservations!

Disney+ https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/disney-netflix-streaming-content-comparison-1203193967/ In the first year of launch, Disney+ will include 7,500 episodes of current and past TV shows and 500 movies, according to Disney. That represents just 16% of Netflix’s U.S. catalog of 47,000 TV episodes and 12.5% of the Netflix movie library of 4,000 titles, Ampere Analysis estimates. Starts Nov 12th. $6.99 a month or $70 a year Galaxy’s Edge https://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/star-wars-galaxys-edge-music-news-plus-frank-oz-back-as-yoda-and-paul-reubens-returns-as-rex/?fbclid=IwAR1x7xW-8Sdig9MOHv3IJRmP0Hyli3-dnVG7x8A8pIpFwZPwTbacJMlPJMo https://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/disney-unveils-merchandise-coming-to-star-wars-galaxys-edge-during-star-wars-celebration/ Reservations opening online on May 2nd. 4-hour time slots. Hotel reservations come with a time slot. https://www.starwars.com/news/reservations-to-visit-star-wars-galaxys-edge?fbclid=IwAR395A1AagDqqwuNjiBqkyJRzLoRDpVW_b7wuNN9vzqFAoRWv6WEoKOfLDc New version of Rivers of Light https://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/disneys-animal-kingdom-to-introduce-rivers-of-light-we-are-one-this-summer/?fbclid=IwAR2x3-lTyXgchHeYLqWrVuTNw72oTBqnXv-XHo-_fjo8tVlztDlSZGCKTNs Details on the skyliner gondola system https://www.wdwinfo.com/news-stories/walt-disney-world-gives-update-on-skyliner-gondola-system/?fbclid=IwAR03bgNO1fmzR_uc2MW_s3dFkYxIGMvz8xwLNgSNBOgLV6D8EI3at0x3TpA

37mins

24 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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New Blue Genie + Frozen 2 Teaser

Topics Catch up with Riley’s (and Aaron’s) Disney Catch up -Lady and the Tramp -Bolt 'Aladdin' trailer has people talking https://buff.ly/2tqZNLx The 'Frozen 2' Trailer Broke This Record For Most Views In The First 24 Hours https://buff.ly/2Nfo1RY Netflix Cuts Ties to Marvel Television, Cancels 'The Punisher' and 'Jessica Jones' https://buff.ly/2tqZHn9 'Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration' Exhibit Coming to Downtown Disney https://buff.ly/2tvc0yK Attention Florida Residents: Discover Disney Tickets are Back! | Disney Parks Blog https://buff.ly/2Ipzjo3

34mins

27 Feb 2019

Rank #12

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Disney's Big Game TV Spots + Galaxy's Edge Updates

Episode links: Disney movie Super Bowl ads https://insidethemagic.net/2019/02/disney-super-bowl-ads-ba1/ Marvel themed medals for virtual run series https://insidethemagic.net/2019/02/rundisney-virtual-marvel-ba1/ New aerial photos of Galaxy’s Edge https://insidethemagic.net/2019/01/millennium-falcon-hollywood-studios-ba1/ Sneak Peek of Galaxy’s Edge https://www.barrons.com/articles/heres-a-sneak-peek-of-disneylands-new-star-wars-attraction-51546513200 Zootopia Land coming to Shanghai Disney https://www.disneytouristblog.com/zootopia-land-announced/ The Rumor Queue: Full details on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ride https://buff.ly/2D9PvFf

37mins

5 Feb 2019

Rank #13

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Dumbo Review + Aladdin Trailer + 2019 Disney Travel Plans

In this episode of Mouse & Castle: Riley's non-spoiler review of Dumbo Our reactions to the Aladdin full trailer Ralph Breaks the Internet AR experience Galaxy's Edge travel plans RunDisney details

45mins

4 Apr 2019

Rank #14

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We've Been to Galaxy's Edge - Full Review

Episode 020 Riley and Aaron went to GE!!! Our Galaxy's Edge Review - The Checklist. Questions from Insta

1hr 6mins

19 Jun 2019

Rank #15

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Riley's Movie Catch Up + Status of Pirates Franchise

Riley brings on our first guest Leslie, and we discuss some of the movies he's been catching up on. We give thoughts on Lilo & Stitch, Tarzan, Hercules, and Nightmare Before Christmas. The Rock's Jungle Cruise movie gets pushed back and Johnny Depp is out for the future of the Pirates franchise. And who's movie career has generated the most money? You may be surprised by the answer. Disney announced plans for a new nature themed resort at Walt Disney World. Will this one make it to completion?

37mins

1 Nov 2018

Rank #16

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Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary + Extra Magic Hours

We have a newsletter! http://bit.ly/mouseandcastle It's a weekly top story with Aaron’s and Riley’s take + a personalized news roundup Disney Previews the John Williams Music for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge with New Symphonic Suite https://buff.ly/2VjTHwT Extra, Extra Magic Hours Coming to Walt Disney World This Fall, Including Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge https://buff.ly/2Yb456R Disney Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary Celebration https://youtu.be/CmdF8ZjqGkM?t=1665

59mins

8 May 2019

Rank #17

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Everything You Need to Know from D23 2019

Disney+ News #TheMandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars series, only on #DisneyPlus. Start streaming November 12. Lady and the Tramp, a new take on a timeless classic, only on #DisneyPlus. Start streaming November 12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2ZDDU34gYw&t=5s https://thedisneyblog.com/2019/08/24/live-action-disneys-lady-and-the-tramp-trailer-im-not-crying-youre-crying/ Noelle, an original film starring @AnnaKendrick47, Bill Hader, and @BillyEichner, only on #DisneyPlus. Start streaming November 12. See the world through his eyes. The World According To Jeff Goldblum. Original Series. Streaming November 12 only on #DisneyPlus. JUST ANNOUNCED: A brand-new Lizzie McGuire series is headed to #DisneyPlus Almost the entire cast of the MCU will be lending their voices to the animated @MarvelStudios “What If...?” #DisneyPlus #D23Expo .@AnthonyMackie and Sebastian Stan are here for The Falcon and The Winter Solider—and to reveal that @EmilyVanCamp will reprise her role as Sharon Carter in the series!#DisneyPlus #D23Expo .@Kevfeige returned to reveal 3 new live-action series headed to #DisneyPlus: “Ms. Marvel”, “Moon Knight”, and “She-Hulk” #D23Expo JUST ANNOUNCED: @KermitTheFrog and @TheMuppets are headed to #DisneyPlus in a new unscripted short-form series, “Muppets Now,” coming to the platform in 2020 #D23Expo JUST ANNOUNCED: Hello there! Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in an untitled series for #DisneyPlus! #D23Expo Coming to theaters: Here’s your first look at Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil in Disney's Cruella. The film, also starring Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser, and Joel Fry, comes to theaters May 28, 2021. #D23Expo Just Announced: @iamjamiefoxx and Tina Fey will lead the cast of #PixarSoul, coming to theaters June 19, 2020. Here’s a first look at their characters, Joe Gardner and 22, and a new piece of concept art. #D23Expo https://variety.com/2019/film/news/disney-soul-trailer-2020-1203310868/ Just Announced: Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, starring @cassandrasteele (Raya) and @Awkwafina (Sisu, the Last Dragon). Check out all-new concept art, and see the film in theaters November 2020. #D23Expo https://ew.com/movies/2019/08/24/raya-last-dragon-awkwafina-disney/ Parks News Rise of the Resistance https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/08/first-look-inside-star-wars-rise-of-the-resistance-at-star-wars-galaxys-edge/ Epcot Overhaul https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/08/new-details-revealed-for-the-historic-transformation-of-epcot-underway-at-walt-disney-world-resort/ Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway details https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/08/new-details-unveiled-for-mickey-minnies-runaway-railway-coming-to-disneyland-park-and-disneys-hollywood-studios/ Avengers Campus https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/08/details-revealed-for-avengers-campus-and-other-new-experiences-coming-to-disneyland-resort/ Galactic Starcruiser https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/08/star-wars-galactic-starcruiser-will-take-walt-disney-world-resort-guests-to-a-galaxy-far-far-away/

1hr 25mins

28 Aug 2019

Rank #18

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Ralph Breaks the Internet Trailer + RunDisney Updates

On this week's podcast: We are going to NYCC (recap) -Ralph Breaks the Internet panel -We’ll have pins -Look for our t-shirts New Wreck-It Ralph Trailer -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T73h5bmD8Dc Disney Marathon Medals https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/09/rundisney-medal-reveal-2019-walt-disney-world-marathon-weekend/ Disney World’s New Pricing System Could Save You Money — or Cost You a Ton https://buff.ly/2N9y1L2 New show to replace Illuminations https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/09/all-new-nighttime-fireworks-spectacular-to-replace-illuminations-reflections-of-earth-as-part-of-the-transformation-of-epcot/

37mins

1 Oct 2018

Rank #19

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Mulan Trailer Reaction + The Little Mermaid Casting

On this episode of Mouse & Castle: Disney's Mulan - Official Teaser https://buff.ly/2S0Lskv Timing for Opening of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Announced | Disney Parks Blog https://buff.ly/32o8l68 Lin-Manuel Miranda Working on New 'Little Mermaid' Music With Alan Menken https://buff.ly/2LZd1JF Disney Finds 'Little Mermaid' Star in Singer Halle Bailey https://buff.ly/2FQ61Lu

40mins

17 Jul 2019

Rank #20