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Generation Mouse Podcast
64 minutes | Feb 11, 2015
Episode 145: Elizabeth's Cruise
On this episode of the podcast, we discuss Ryan Gosling as the Beast in the upcoming live action Beauty and the Beast, a test of a wait time system for Walt Disney World bus system, and Shanghai Disneyland opening day pushed back. For this week's topic, Elizabeth shares about her recent trip on the Disney Magic. You will want to start planning your next cruise! Photos from Elizabeth's Cruise
35 minutes | Jan 31, 2015
Episode 144: Value Resorts 101
For this week's news we discuss Emma Watson being cast in the Live Action Beauty and the Beast, walls up around Sleepy Beauty Castle, changes to the monorail system in February and March, Starbucks Locations in The Studios and Animal Kingdom, and rumors of a ticket price hike. For the topic this week, we take an in-depth look at the value resorts: Art of Animation, Pop Century, All-Star Movies, All-Star Sports, and All-Star Music. Notes: Monorail Route Changes in February and March More info on the Value Resorts Generation Mouse Facebook Group
63 minutes | Jan 12, 2015
Episode 143: Films of 2015
For the news this week we discuss the Royal Caribbean passenger rescued by the Disney Magic, Remember a Dream Come True Fireworks Show left Disneyland, The Sorcerer's Hat is behind walls, and Wandering Oaken's Trading Post Closed at the Studios. For this week's topic we discuss the films coming in 2015. They are: Strange Magic (January 23, 2015) McFarland USA (February 20, 2015) Cinderella (March 13, 2015) Monkey Kingdom (April 17, 2015) Avengers Age of Ultron (May 1, 2015) Tomorrowland (May 22, 2015) Inside Out (June 19, 2015) Ant Man (July 17, 2015) The Jungle Book (October 9, 2015) No Trailer Yet: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3040964/ Untitled Steven Spielberg Cold War Spy Thriller (October 16, 2015) No Trailer Yet: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3682448/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_12 The Good Dinosaur (November 25, 2015) No Trailer Yet: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1979388/ Star Wars the Force Awakens (December 18, 2015) Don't Forget to join our new facebook group! The page will be going away soon so please join in the fun over at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/generationmouse
40 minutes | Dec 30, 2014
Episode 142: Looking Forward to 2015
For this week's news we discuss a new location for Dole Whips in the Magic Kingdom, a new non-tiered Room Only Discount for the spring, two Innoventions exhibits closing in early 2015, another new restaurant announced for Disney Springs, a new Value Added Tax will be applied to cruisers in the Bahamas (including Castaway Cay), and Apple Pay is now accepted at Walt Disney World. For our topic, we look ahead to 2015 at things that have been announced as well as announcements we are expecting to hear in 2015. Topics we discuss including changes to the Studios, Disney Springs, Undersea Journey of the Little Mermaid, and Entertainment at Epcot. Also, to be sure you see all of our posts on Facebook, please join our new Facebook Group! You can find it at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/generationmouse/! And keep your ears to the ground for an announcement for a live show for our 4th anniversary coming up this February! Notes: Photo from the Astro Orbiter refurb this summer:
40 minutes | Nov 12, 2014
Episode 141: Live Action Fairytales
On this episode's news we look at Robert Downey Jr. in the next Captain America film, the menu for Trattoria al Forno, Glow with the Show rebranded as Made with Magic, and details for the upcoming animated film Moana. For the main topic we discuss how Disney and a lot of other film studios are recreating classic animated films and making them into live action. The films we discuss include Cinderella, Jungle Book, Dumbo, Peter Pan, Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast. What do you think about this? Are you excited to see live-action Dumbo?
37 minutes | Oct 29, 2014
Episode 140: Previewing Big Hero 6
In this week's news we take a look at The Lumberjack Show at Epcot, FastPass+ Test at Toy Story Mania, Luigi's Flying Tires to close at DCA, a $200 billion refurb is planned for Disneyland Paris, and George Clooney left his honeymoon to appear at comicon to promote Tomorrowland. This week we are looking at the upcoming Disney film, Big Hero 6. This is the first Marvel film that is being produced under Disney's Animation division and is set to premiere November 7. Links: Lumberjack Show Video IMDB: Big Hero 6 Big Hero 6 Promo
45 minutes | Oct 15, 2014
Episode 139: Planning a DCL Vacation
In this week's news we look at the rumored re branding of the Studios, a Mighty Ducks reunion, and the Haunted Mansion making the list of the country's top haunts among other topics. Today we sit down with Elizabeth and discuss her upcoming Disney Cruise. We discuss how to choose the right cruise for you. We discuss choosing your stateroom and doing research on the ports you will visit. And of course, it always helps to have a travel agent! Links Cruise Critic Fish Extenders
40 minutes | Oct 1, 2014
Episode 138: Classic Attractions Closing
This week's news focuses on the return of Once Upon a Time and The Goldbergs to ABC as well as the rumor of another re-branding of the Studios. For this week's topic, more things are changing with the closure of two classic attractions at Epcot and the Studios. Links: Cirque du Soleil Dinner Package Information Contract between Marvel & Universal
43 minutes | Sep 17, 2014
Episode 137: EPCOT Entertainment Changes
For this week's news we discuss the Frozen short that is coming. Mark details menu changes at the Electric Umbrella and electric car charging stations are coming to Epcot. We also talk about the management changes at Epcot with Tom Fitzgerald taking over direction of the park. This week we discuss the recently announced changes coming to the entertainment in World Showcase. We discuss the various acts that are leaving and what they are being replaced with. What do you think of these changes? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter! Notes: -During the news we discussed that the Frozen short will not be before Big Hero 6, but will be featured in Spring, 2015 but it is unknown before what. Links Off Kilter Petition
47 minutes | Aug 24, 2014
Episode 136: Fastpass+ 101
On this week's news we take a look at the new return time ticket system implemented at several Walt Disney World attractions. Also, the Frozen rumors just won't quit! For this week's topic we go over the basics of Fastpass+ and what you need to know before planning your trip! Links: My Disney Experience Fastpass+ Tips from TouringPlans
39 minutes | Aug 7, 2014
Episode 135: What's in Your Park Bag?
We are doing something a little different with the formatting of the show this week. Let us know what you think of the changes! We start the episode looking into some of the recent Disney news and rumors including changes coming to the Norway Pavilion, a new Haunted Mansion themed shop, and more changes at the Polynesian. This week we look at a thread Ashleigh started on a message board before her recent trip about what to bring to the parks. We discuss what we carry and what the readers suggested. Did we miss something that you carry? Let us know in a comment, on Twitter, or Facebook! Links: Master List Ashleigh & Jen's Camera Bag
43 minutes | Jul 28, 2014
Episode 134: Gen Mouse Meets World
This week we start off the podcast with some Disney rumors including expansions to Soarin', Toy Story Mania, Star Wars Land, and a Frozen Stage Show. After discussing these rumors we get into our topic for the week, Girl Meets World the sequel to our favorite show from the 90s, Boy Meets World. We discuss Girl Meets World and what we hope to see from it. We also talk about our favorite Boy Meets World moments and characters we hope will make an appearance in the new show. We end the show with a look at the lineup for 2014 the Eat to the Beat concert series. Have you seen Girl Meets World? What did you think? Who would you like to see make an appearance on Girl Meets World? Let us know in a comment, on Facebook, or on Twitter! Links: Feeny Call
48 minutes | Jul 14, 2014
Episode 133: Ashleigh & Chris Do WDW Part 2
This week we are back with the second half of Chris & Ashleigh's recent Disney trip report. We talk about our days at Animal Kingdom, the Studios, and the Magic Kingdom. We share about our meals at Flame Tree Barbecue, Boma, Starring Rolls, Yorkshire County Fish Shoppe, Landscape of Flavors, Whispering Canyon, Be Our Guest, and Sunshine Seasons. Don't forget that you can support the show by shopping on Amazon, using the link on our home page! Thanks and Enjoy! Links: Ashleigh's Trip Report Be Our Guest Lunch Fastpass for Disney Resort Guests
54 minutes | Jul 7, 2014
Episode 132: Ashleigh & Chris Do WDW Part 1
Ashleigh & Chris are back from Disney and are excited to share their trip! On this episode they talk about the drive down and the offsite hotel they stayed at one night. They discuss their time at Pop Century, touring Epcot, and Extra Magic Hours at Magic Kingdom and The Studios. We discuss our meals at Earl of Sandwich, Sunshine Seasons, Le Cellier, Katsura Grill, and Via Napoli. Links: Ashleigh's Trip Report Earl of Sandwich E-Club Video: Don't Stop Believin'
60 minutes | Jun 9, 2014
Episode 131: Elizabeth's WDW Adventure
This week, Elizabeth is back from Disney and she has lots to share! From Seven Dwarf's Mine Train to watching Illuminations from Rose & Crown, it sounds like she had a blast! After hearing about Elizabeth's trip, if you are jonesing to get back to Disney, let Mark get you a free quote: firstname.lastname@example.org Links: -New Soarin' Merchandise
53 minutes | Jun 2, 2014
Episode 130: WDW in Summer
In case you weren't aware, it is hot and busy in the summer at Walt Disney World. On this episode, we give you tips to beat the crowds and the heat! We talk about the Rock Your Disney Side 24-hour event, the opening of Mine Train, and the Sounds like Summer Concert Series. Links: Sounds Like Summer Concert Series Tips for Keeping Cool WDW Summer Survival Guide How to Beat the Summer Heat Mistymate.com Frogg Togg Towel Video What are your summer touring tips? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or email!
34 minutes | May 15, 2014
Episode 129: All About Free Dining
Free Dining was recently announced for 2014 and the team takes a look at the pros and cons to this promotion. We also take a look at the Anna & Elsa craze in the Magic Kingdom. What do you think of Free Dining? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or an email.
44 minutes | May 2, 2014
Episode 128: Favorite Disney Moments
This week the team takes a look down memory lane at our favorite Disney memories. From moments spent with family to reminiscing about past attractions, we get sentimental on this one folks! This episode was inspired by Tom Bricker's article: Top 10 Disney Experiences So Far Share your favorite Disney Moments on Facebook, Twitter, and Email!
43 minutes | Apr 15, 2014
Episode 127: Penny Pinching at Disney
This week we look at ways to save money for and on your next Disney vacation. We discuss using a travel agent and buying a guidebook. We talk about ways to get free water in the parks and taking a trip offsite to pick up things you left at home. Let us know your tips for stretching your dollar at Disney on Twitter, Facebook, or in an email to email@example.com!
31 minutes | Apr 8, 2014
Episode 126: Checking out Memory Maker with Kim!
Aaaaaaand we're back! Apologies for the delay on getting this episode out and, thank you for hanging with us! (Yay, midterms!). On the newest episode of Generation Mouse, we take an in depth look at Disney's Memory Maker (formerly known as Photopass Plus) with our very own Kim giving us insights into the program! As Kim does this on a daily basis in the parks, we ask her all our questions to make sure the guest gets the best experience, and best bang for their buck, and get some inside tips from Kim! Do you have a question that we didn't cover? Leave a comment below and Kim will find an answer for you! Please don't forget to head over to iTunes and give us a rating/review and come "Like" us on Facebook! Thanks for taking the time out of your day to give us a listen and we will see you next week!
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