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118 minutes | Oct 21, 2016
Ikimasho! Let's Eat and Play! - Episode 029: Backlog Part 3 - 10-05-16
Burgers or Sliders (pros, cons, and preferences) Las Vegas Special! Trip Report with activity and food reviews of White Castle, the Steakhouse, Bally's wings and nachos, Nathan's hot dogs and chicken sandwiches, Serendipity'f frozen hot chocolate, Tacos El Gordo, and more. Plus The Lockdown Escape Rooms Review, places to stay in Vegas, what's so Special about Barstow (technically Lenwood too) for the return trip from Vegas. And finally, Gaston on the West Coast... now in Disneyland (not just a Walt Disney World thing anymore)! Ikimasho! Let's Go!
118 minutes | Oct 21, 2016
Ikimasho! Let's Eat and Play! - Episode 028: Backlog Part 2 - 09-28-16
Do you prefer the classics unaltered or would you be okay with classics with a twist? Plus theme park news of the time from Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, and Universal Studios Hollywood. Halloween offerings, more Disneyland offerings (AP Days, Gay Days, Merch., and Food), and more! Ikimasho! Let's Go!
68 minutes | Oct 21, 2016
Ikimasho! Let's Eat and Play! - Episode 027: Backlog Part 1 - 08-24-16
What is your favorite fast food signature burger? Would the Whopperito count... no, that's an epic fail. Plus theme park news of the time from Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm / Knott's Scary Farm, Soak City, and Universal Studios Hollywood. Ikimasho Corrections and the Main Street Electrical Parade update. Ikimasho! Let's Go!
111 minutes | Aug 12, 2016
Ikimasho! Let's Eat and Play! - Episode 026: Theme Park Alternatives
What do you do when you've got that Disneyland itch but you're blocked out? Well... let's talk about it and some other 'classic' things to do in the Southern California area *cough* San Diego *cough* ;) Yes, we take a look at the 'attractions' of our time (ye olden days) and check out a few places that are left, to offer up these family friendly field trips (Museums, Science Centers, Unique and Kitschy Shops, Parks, Historic Sites, and MORE!). We also catch you up with the goings on in the parks in the Ikimasho News Roll and last minute tidbits before we close. Tune in to see if your thoughts jive with ours. Ikimasho! Let's GO!!!
114 minutes | Aug 4, 2016
Ikimasho! Let's Eat and Play! - Episode 025: Round 2 of the Hiatus New Round Up!
There is still so much to cover and catch up on after our hiatus so here is where we finally get caught up on news past, current, and future... specifically, HALLOWEEN!!! What is coming to the parks around SoCal: mazes, skeleton key rooms, scare zones, and more! Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Sea World, and the San Diego Zoo. We talk about it all and what's still left to do as the summer comes to a close. What are you waiting for? Ikimasho! Let's Go!!!
129 minutes | Jul 31, 2016
Ikimasho! Let's Eat and Play! - Episode 024: Return from Hiatus e Mega Update! Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland and More!
The title says it all in this episode... Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland and More! We're back with the updates of updates. News past, present, and future, and some tidbits from the rumor mill from all three parks are covered and none too soon! Mix in some reviews and holiday announcements and now we've got ourselves a show! What are you waiting for? IKIMASHO! LET'S GO!!!
134 minutes | Apr 7, 2016
Ikimasho! Let's Eat and Play! - Episode 023: Things to do in the SD (San Diego)
We kick off today's (somewhat mellow) show with a Trip Report to the San Diego Zoo turned review and weekend vacation planning. It's a good things and hopefully you'll gain a little bit of insight in planning a weekend getaway down South. Then we have a mini news roundup as we catch up on the end of the Boysenberry Festival, the start of the Food and Wine Festival, and the official grand opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. What are you waiting for? Ikimasho! Let's Go!
106 minutes | Mar 24, 2016
Ikimasho! Let's Eat and Play! - Episode 022: Preview Turned Review
It is another food heavy episode with some bonus tidbits thrown in. Boysenberry Festival at Knott's Berry Farm is here and we have run through the sampling gauntlet. In addition to that, we report back with Disneyland food reviews to boot! New things are also popping up in the Resort as well as rides start to come back online as the Spring Breakers hit their stride. Ikimasho! Let's Go!!!
138 minutes | Mar 17, 2016
Ikimasho! Let's Eat and Play! - Episode 021: It's Berry Boysenberry Time! Berry Boysenberry Time!
It's finally here! Knott's Berry Boysenberry Festival and the 70+ delicious, delicious unique food items! Woot! woot! Join us as we talk about everything you need to know about the best thing to come to Knott's and the plethora of food options out there. Then buckle in for a roller coaster ride, covering breaking news from Universal Studios Hollywood, to Six Flags Magic Mountain, to (of course) Disneyland... and And AND the Disney Cruise Lines AND Walt Disney World!!! OMG! So Much STUFF!!! What are you waiting for? Ikimasho! Let's Go!
101 minutes | Mar 3, 2016
Ikimasho! Let's Eat and Play! - Episode 020: SUUUUUUURGE!!!
No... not the soda, but the prices. Yes the theme park prices went up yet again in an attempt to spread out the masses and the demand for an escape to fantasy. Sad news indeed but good news out on the horizon! FOOOOOOD!!! A little bot more new regarding the Food and Wine Festival and the Boysenberry Festival and what to expect. Sprinkle that with some Tsum Tsum talk and Girl Scout Cookies and we have ourselves a podcast! What are you waiting for? Ikimasho! Let's go!
115 minutes | Feb 25, 2016
Ikimasho! Let's Eat and Play! - Episode 019: A Mostly Foodie-centric Podcast Sprinkled with Theme Park Tidbits
Today we introduce a new segment to the show... the Ikimasho Refresh! A Foodie Fast Food Fact Finder segment, in which we review new fast food offerings the mainstream chains have to offer. In this segment, we talk Burger King Hot Dogs and provide our thoughts on whether this was a god idea or a bad one. Then we delve into the new news and updates in the theme parks around Southern California and what is coming in the near and far future. Speaking of far future, the Star Wars land sneak peek from this past Sunday's 2 hour Disneyland 60th Anniversary Special. Then we jump back in time to the Old West at Knott's Berry Farm's Calico Ghost Town and then jump into another magical realm of wizards and witchcraft... that's right the soft openings (a.k.a. technical rehearsals) of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and all the exclusive food and drink offerings they have to offer. Listen in as we give you some pro-tips and discuss the past, present, and future. Ikimasho! Let's Go!
93 minutes | Feb 18, 2016
Ikimasho! Let's Eat and Play! - Episode 018: Restaurant Reviews and New Festival Announcements!
Happy Valentine's Day! The crowds descended upon the parks and we fought and braved the crowds to bring you news from yonder. We bring food reviews of the breakfast offerings from Rancho del Zocalo, in addition to the special Valentine's Sweetheart offerings from the Blue Bayou (spoiler: it's crazy delicious). We also cover a few other food options, including one disappointing one *cough* Storyteller's Cafe *cough*. And then we follow up with news from around the parks from Disney, to Knott's, to Universal Studios (Harry Potter is almost here!). Yaaaaaaaay! So tune in and Ikimasho! (Let's go!) ^.^
100 minutes | Feb 12, 2016
Ikimasho! Let's Eat and Play! - Episode 017: Happy Year of the Monkey!
Happy Chinese New Year! Year of the Monkey! A Dim Sum restaurant review! Chinese New Year's offerings in the Parks! What are you looking forward to coming to the theme parks this year of 2016? We have announcements, questions, and news for you in this Ikimasho Round-up! Plus bonus coverage of the new upcoming Harry Potter books, and a brief overview of the new upcoming Harry Potter move: The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Tune in and Ikimasho! (Let's Go!)
79 minutes | Jan 28, 2016
Ikimasho! Let's Eat and Play! - Episode 016: Restaurant Rundown
As the title implies, this episode is dedicated to our top picks for the restaurants of the Disneyland Resort. We start small with snacks and end big with specialty dining packages the more established restaurants have to offer. Do our picks match up with yours? Tune in and find out! Ikimasho! Let's go!
132 minutes | Jan 21, 2016
Ikimasho! Let's Eat and Play! - Episode 015: It's 2016! Time for a Trip Report!
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, (insert any other holiday here), we are back! We hope your holidays have been great and your them park visits and good eats have been plentiful. In today's episode, we have a quick recap on the many changes coming to Disneyland followed up by a trip report to the other Happiest Place on Earth... Walt Disney World! As well as the most Wizarding place on Earth... The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Uninversal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure! There a lot to cover, so settle in... this here's gonna be a bumpy ride! Ikimasho (Lets's Go)!
112 minutes | Dec 17, 2015
Ikimasho! Let's Eat and Play! - Episode 014: Holiday Krispies... *sigh*
Christmas is nearly upon us and the theme parks are bursting at the seams with holiday offerings. ESPECIALLY the food (to so that you can burst some seams of your own... just don't over do it with holiday krispies). In today's episode, we cover the food of the Disneyland Resort, Six Flags Magic Mountain, and touch upon the other parks in the SoCal area. Then we fly on over to Walt Disney World to catch up some of the holiday news and offerings over there as well. Until next year, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from IKIMASHO!
109 minutes | Dec 10, 2015
Ikimasho! Let's Eat and Play! - Episode 013: WE'RE BACK...AGAIN!!!
We are back! Again! With the holiday schedules throwing a wrench into our attempt at a regular podcast schedule, we are pushing right on through to bring you this latest episode of the Ikimasho Podcast! Join us as we cover everything from Disneyland, Disney World, Universal Studios, and Knott's Berry Farm. The Seasons of Change are in the air from the Force to the Holidays and what the future has in store for all the parks. So let's go eat and play!
114 minutes | Nov 11, 2015
Ikimasho! Let's Eat and Play! - Episode 012: WE'RE BACK!!!
We are back as the title says after a long and impromptu hiatus. Thank you for sticking with us and we hope to return to a weekly format for your listening pleasure. We have a lot of news to cover today from all the parks on both coasts! Disneyland Resort! Walt Disney World! Universal Studios (Hollywood and Orlando)! Knotts Berry Farm! Christmas is in the air and so are the changes coming from every direction. Listen in as we run down the list of stuffs and things and what to expect in a few days and beyond. Plus today's fact of the show Butterbeer! And a recipe too! Ikimasho! Eat on... Play on!
129 minutes | Aug 27, 2015
Ikimasho! Let's Eat and Play! - Episode 011:
It's crowded! What do you do? What DO you do?!? Well we tell you what we do in the parks on those busiest of days with some general guidelines, tips and tricks, to help you through those crazy days. Plus we catch up on the Disneyland Resort again as Halloween makes its way into every corner of the park (official kick-off is September 11th - mark your calendars)! Then we head on over the Six flags Magic Mountain to see what's going on there and how to deal with the emptiness within. Join us for this and more witty banter in this episode of Ikimasho Podcast! Let's Go!!!
97 minutes | Aug 20, 2015
Ikimasho! Let's Eat and Play! - Episode 010: D23 Announcements and the Holidays!
Big news and announcements for the Disney Parks came out of the recent D23 Expo. Listen in as we recap and tie in some of the existing rumors with what was announced. Star Wars we the biggest takeaway here but there were other things too that were just as noteworthy. How is this going to affect Christmas at the parks, honestly things are still very much up in the air at this point, but they should (or rather have to) firm up pretty soon. But before Christmas is Halloween and for that we look to the leaders, Universal Studios and Knott's Berry/Scary Farm, each with their own little news tidbits. Let's go! Ikimasho!
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