11 November 2005
New Monthly Podcast Takes Listeners Behind-the-Magic of
“The Happiest Place on Earth”
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2005) - - The Disneyland Resort in southern California has premiered the Official Disneyland Resort Podcast, an entertaining and informative monthly show featuring a “Behind-the-Magic” look at what’s new and exciting at “The Happiest Place on Earth.” This unique Internet-based show is free, available now and is accessible to a global audience at: www.disneyland.com/podcast or via a “Disneyland” search on iTunes.
“Our initial podcasts in May and July were so well received by listeners that we have decided to produce a monthly magazine-style show emanating from the Disneyland Resort,” states Duncan Wardle, vice president of press and publicity for the resort. “These podcasts will be an entertaining and engaging way for people to stay connected to our great heritage, find out what’s new and hear what’s coming in the near future.”
A new episode of the Official Disneyland Resort Podcast, hosted by podcast pioneer Michael Geoghegan, will debut every month and will be available online for three months each. As the official podcast from the Disneyland Resort each show will feature interviews with the people who make the magic, from Disney Imagineers, animators, entertainers, authors, celebrities, Resort Cast Members and artisans of every kind.
The premiere podcast features interviews to celebrate the autumn season. Michael Geoghegan scares up some frightful fun with Jason Surrell, Disney Imagineer and author of the book “The Haunted Mansion: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies.” Geoghegan also conjures up a conversation with master Disney animator Andreas Deja, who has drawn a rogues gallery of Disney villains. The podcast closes as Geoghegan takes listeners to the 50th anniversary of "The Mickey Mouse Club" celebration at Disneyland in October.
The innovative Disney podcast made its initial debut in May, 2005, during the launch of the “Happiest Celebration on Earth,” the 18-month global commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Disneyland, continuing throughout 2006. It was the first time that any Disney resort in the world utilized the rapidly growing medium of podcasting.
More information about the Disneyland 50th anniversary celebration and vacations at the Disneyland Resort is available at www.disneyland.com, by calling (877) 700-DISNEY, or by visiting local travel agents.