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D Is For Disney

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The website gets an audio upgrade! Everything you love about Disney movies and theme parks and merch in a podcast, with your host Neal Tucker.

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BREAKING NEWS: Disneyland Postpones Reopening | #44
Welp, it happened. Less than 24 hours after releasing Episode #43, Disney announced that Disneyland will NOT be re-opening on July 17. So, this episode (#44) will be a quick, lightning-fast rundown of exactly what happened and why. What You Need to Know: NO, Disneyland and California Adventure will NOT reopen July 17. NO, The State of California will not have theme park guidelines available until AFTER July 4th. YES, Downtown Disney District is approved and WILL still be re-opening on July 9. See the full update with the official Disneyland announcement here:  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rate on Apple Podcasts! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Have a magical day! ❤️, Neal
June 25, 2020
All Disney Park Reopening Dates, PLUS How to Use the Disney Park Pass System | #43
It's finally happening... Every single Disney theme park in the entire world is now EITHER *open* OR *set to reopen* in the next few weeks. This is HUGE NEWS for several reasons. We're going to break it all down, including the new virtual reservation system. Listen to find out all the reopening dates and everything else that we know so far. Here's the episode outline: All the reopening dates What to expect at the parks How to use the Disney Park Pass System Read all the updates on the Disney Parks Pass System here: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rate on Apple Podcasts! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Have a magical day! ❤️, Neal
June 24, 2020
Free Comic Book Day Is Now All Summer Long | #42
This is Episode #42. And you know what that means. The answer to life, the universe, and everything... Or at least some free comics! Free Comic Book Day has announced that the event (postponed from May) will now take place all Summer long. Instead of one day for free comics, all of us comic book lovers get a whole summer to celebrate, for this historic, first-ever event: Free Comic Book Summer 2020. #FreeComicBookDay just got a whole lot of awesome! Check it out: The FULL Free Comic Book Day 2020 List Epic comics covers Every single release date Just click right here to see ALL OF IT and bask in the glory of Free Comic Books: Shout out to Legacy Comics and Cards in Los Angeles! Check them out! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rate on Apple Podcasts! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Have a magical day! ❤️, Neal
June 19, 2020
Who Is Josh D'Amaro? | #41
There's a new dude in charge of the roller coasters... Today's subject: Who Is Josh D'Amaro? On May 18th, Walt Disney Company’s CEO, Bob Chapek, named Josh D’Amaro as the new chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products (DPEP). What do we really know about the newly appointed Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products? Who is Josh D’Amaro? 🧐 Let's find out together! Read the full article here: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rate on Apple Podcasts! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Have a magical day! ❤️, Neal
May 20, 2020
Star Wars Day: Get Ready for the Best One Ever | #40
💫 In a galaxy very, very close to home...  Star Wars Day 2020! It's almost here, it's totally decked out in galactic gear, and it's high time to steer the Millennium Falcon to party town! We cover: The history of Star Wars Day What to watch on Disney+ for the big day And even some special, one-day-only merchandise! Do you celebrate Star Wars Day in a unique way? Let me know on Twitter @disfordisney_ and I'll retweet your comment to the whole galaxy! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Please rate and review on Apple Podcasts! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ May the Fourth Be With You! ❤️, Neal
April 30, 2020
Step into the Magic: Interview with Author Amber Delashaw | #39
This is super cool, y'all. Today we have Amber Delashaw, who wrote a new book called "So You Haven't Been to Walt Disney World in 5 Years". The book just came out a few months ago, and it is fantastic. It's almost 300 pages (!!!) of incredible tips, tricks, and guides to the Happiest Place on Earth in Orlando, Florida. If you're going to Disney World and you haven't been in a need this book. It's everything WDW in one easy to use guide. Follow along with Amber's Disney journey to learn all about Disney World below. Read Amber's blog here: Follow Amber on Twitter here: @wdwspin Get a copy of Amber's 5 star reviewed book online here: Amazon (affiliate) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ You can also get a free copy of Amber's brand new book by simply leaving a review of this podcast on Apple Podcasts / iTunes. The next 5 people to leave a review after this episode airs get a FREE COPY! Make sure to leave your @ Twitter handle or email address so we can contact you and get you your free copy of Amber's amazing guide. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Have a magical day! ❤️, Neal
March 31, 2020
Step into the Magic: Interview with Disney Influencer Photographer Vanessa Jordan | #38
Ever wanted to know how to take photos at the Disney parks like an influencer? Today is your chance to find out! Check out my interview with Walt Disney World influencer photographer Vanessa Jordan. She gives us all the tips and tricks she uses to get stellar Instagram-worthy shots that can get ALL the likes and comments... 🤩 Follow Vanessa on Instagram here: Her website is here: Her brand new course is here: Check out all of her great links here: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Please rate and review on Apple Podcasts! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Have a magical day! ❤️, Neal
March 25, 2020
9 Uplifting Disney Instagram Accounts to Get You Through Hard Times | #37
Get your happiness fix on Instagram! Today's subject: 9 Uplifting Disney Instagram Accounts to Get You Through Hard Times. Here are the 9 Disney accounts you should follow on Instagram for some happiness in these weird and crazy times: @heighhohello - @disney_tom - @Magical_imagery - @mickeys_treats - @Amagicalkingdomcalledhome - @Muggleonmainstreet - @disneygreateight - @explorer_eeyore - @see.wdw - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Please rate on Apple Podcasts! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Have a magical day! ❤️, Neal
March 22, 2020
1 Simple Trick You Can Use to Plan Your Next Disney Trip | #36
🌟 Hey Disney fam! 🌟  I hope you're staying well and safe and washing those hands as much as possible... Today, we have a lightning fast Disney news update, then we've got a really fun topic about the parks. Disney announced that Pixar's Onward will be available for Digital Download today and coming to Disney Plus on April 3rd. If you know me, then you know that I. AM. STOKED about this. #ONWARD! Today's subject: 1 Simple Trick Can Tell You If Disneyland or WDW Is Going to Be Packed… All you have to do is ask 5 short Yes/No questions and add up the score. Listen to the episode to get all the details and figure out how to plan your next vacation or day trip to Disneyland or Walt Disney World. Check out the Quests of Yore game here: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Please rate and review on Apple Podcasts! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Have a magical day! ❤️, Neal
March 20, 2020
Step Into the Magic: Interview with Disneyland Cast Member Leesa Johnson | #35
😃 Y'ALL. Super special episode today! 😃 On the podcast today we have a very special guest: Leesa Johnson, former Cast Member at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Leesa answers all the burning questions you've ever had about working as a Disneyland Cast Member: What it's like to work at a Disney theme park The #1 thing that surprised her about being a Cast Member The shops where everybody wants to work the most Disneyland behind the scenes What other Cast Members are really like (hint: they're the nicest and best ever) Advice for people that might want to become a Cast Member Incredible insight into the magic of Disney behind the curtain And where to get exclusive cast merchandise... Check out all her channels online to learn more, follow along with her and her husband's Disney Food journey, and see all her amazing Disney tattoos! Subscribe to Leesa's channel on YouTube here: Follow Leesa on Instagram here: Have a magical day! ❤️, Neal
March 19, 2020
100% of These Disney Statistics Will Surprise You | #34
Hey guys! Today, we do another 2 minute Disney news update, then it's some fun with numbers! Today's topic: 100% of These Disney Statistics Will Surprise You. I've got a full lineup of facts and figures that are going to blow your mind... Black Widow trailer: Jungle Cruise trailer: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Please rate and review! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Have a magical day! ❤️, Neal
March 18, 2020
5 Free Disney Apps You Need on Your Phone Right Now | #33
🌟 Hey Disney fam! 🌟  I hope you're doing well and enjoying a little time inside! Today, we do another super fast Disney news and closures update (as promised), then we have a super-duper fun topic (also as promised). Today's fun: The Top 5 Free Disney Apps You Need on Your Phone Right Now. All 5 are free and incredibly fun or useful or both. Here they are (with iTunes affiliate links): Disney Emoji Blitz Game: Disneyland / Walt Disney World Official Parks Apps: & The Official Star Wars App: Disney Tsum Tsum Game: Mousewait: & Notable mentions (with iTunes affiliate links): Disney Play: Toy Story Drop: Disney Plus: Disney Sticker Apps (Example: Frozen 2): ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Please rate and review! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Have a magical day! ❤️, Neal
March 16, 2020
How to Get Free Tickets to Disneyland and Disney World in 2020 | #32
🌟 Hey Disney fam! 🌟  I hope you're doing great! Today, we do a quick Disney news update, then we walk through a really fun topic. And that's going to be the schedule for a while, because we need fun and light stuff in this time of craziness. Today's fun: How to Get Free Tickets to Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 2020. Yes, it's true! There are 2 main ways to do this: Media and press tickets Disney Moms Panelist tickets Follow along and read more about free tickets here: Read my interview with a Disney Moms Panelist member here: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Please rate and review! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Have a magical day! ❤️, Neal
March 16, 2020
Create a DIY Night with "Frozen 2" on Disney+ | #31
Hey Disney fam! Welcome to Episode #31. I hope everyone is doing great and enjoying a little family time inside during this craziness. There is some good news in all this: Disney decided to release the movie Frozen 2 on Disney Plus THREE MONTHS EARLY! How awesome is that?! To celebrate and make a night out of it, my wife and I are going to create a DIY Night with Frozen 2 on Disney+ with Olaf and Kristoff shaped Kraft Mac n Cheese, watch Anna and Elsa (and #Samantha?) in the incredible musical sequel on Disney+, and go through our own Frozen 2 art book. It's gonna be great. We also have Sven and Olaf toy collectibles to keep us company (and focused on our crafting). If you want to make your own crafts (instead of our *Kraft* project...), check out this page for some fun DIY craft ideas: Have a magical day! See you all tomorrow! ❤️, Neal
March 15, 2020
The "Soul" of Pixar | #30
Hey Disney fam! I hope everyone is staying safe and sanitized! Today, we very briefly discuss the closure of Walt Disney World, then we dive right into the new trailer from Pixar's Soul. Watch the trailer for Pixar Soul here: Have a magical weekend, everybody! ❤️, Neal
March 14, 2020
Disneyland Closes Due to Coronavirus | #29
Hey there Disney family, A more somber mood today with the mass cancellations and closures due to coronavirus. It's got everybody a little on the nervous side, so I wanted to focus today's episode on that entirely to keep people up to date on everything. Today, March 12th, Disneyland announced it will close for only the 4th time in its storied and illustrious history. The other times were 9/11, '94 Northridge earthquake, and '63 to mourn the loss of JFK. Beginning March 14th (in 2 days from today as of this recording), Disneyland and California Adventure will be closed through the end of the month. Hotels will remain open until the 16h. If you need to contact Disney, call them to cancel or reschedule at 714-520-5050. And don't worry, they will work with you. I've dealt with their customer service before, and they're great. People just may need to be a little more patient than usual with the higher call volume that I'm sure they're getting at the moment. As promised, here is the Pixar Soul Trailer link: That's all for today guys. Stay safe and sanitized out there! ❤️, Neal
March 12, 2020
Complete Guide to Marvel Land at Disneyland | #28
Hey Disney fam! 💥 Today, we have a SUPER episode about...SUPER HEROES! Well, sort of. Disney just announced that the new Marvel Avengers Campus Disneyland will officially open to the public on July 18th, 2020. That's this year!!! If you can't tell already, I'm SUPER stoked, and on the podcast today we cover EVERYTHING WE KNOW SO FAR about the new land. It's got new rides and attractions, a restaurant, and new merchandise locations, too. Get ready to live! P.S. And check the website later on for a full update blog post on the new Avengers Campus. Have a magical day! ❤️, Neal
March 12, 2020
SPOILER-FREE Review of Pixar's "Onward" With Special Guest! | #27
Hey Disney fam! ✨ Hope you're staying well and washing hands regularly! Today, we have a special treat... Not only is this episode a spoiler-free review of Onward (Pixar's latest and greatest), but we also have a special guest. We're joined today by my wonderful and amazing wife, Amanda. She and I saw Onward last night and just couldn't wait to tell y'all about it. Rest assured, we don't really talk plot points outside of stuff that's in the trailer (link here). One thing we do talk about is the credits song, which is by Brandi Carlisle and totally catchy. Listen/Watch the official lyrics music video here on YouTube. Thanks, everybody! See you next time! 🌟 Don't forget to rate and review! 🌟 Have a magical day!
March 10, 2020
Disney Parks Coronavirus Updates 😷 PLUS New Movies and a BONUS DISNEY+ ANNOUNCEMENT! 🥳 | #26
Hey Disney fam! So glad you're here with me today. First off is some icky news with the coronavirus and how it relates to Disney theme parks trips. We'll cover all of the big ones: Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Shanghai Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris. Next up, we've got some fun news about brand new Disney (Mulan) and Pixar (Onward) films, and a BONUS UPDATE that might or might not have to do with Disney Plus! Here's a link to the lyrics music video of "Loyal Brave True" by Christina Aguilera: Stay safe out there, and have a magical day! Read more here: DIsForDisney.
March 6, 2020
Podcast Trailer — D Is For Disney
Hey there! My name is Neal. Welcome to D Is For Disney: The Podcast! I'm so happy you're here. Take a moment to listen to the trailer to get a sense of me and the podcast. If you like what you hear, I hope you'll hit Subscribe so you can hear all the latest episodes. Thanks so much! Have a magical day! Neal DIsForDisney
March 6, 2020
Who Is Baby Yoda Actually? 3 Things We Know and 1 Wild Fan Theory | #25
Hey Disney fam! Coming off yesterday's review and reaction to the Rise of the Resistance ride, I wanted to address a question I've been seeing A LOT of lately about The Child (or Baby Yoda) from The Mandalorian: Who is Baby Yoda (actually)? In other words, we know that The Child is a lot like the original Yoda, but is he actually the OG Yoda or is he someone else entirely? What is Baby Yoda's name? Who really is Baby Yoda in Mandalorian? What do we know, and what do we not know about The Mandalorian's Baby Yoda? And, of course, this wouldn't be a Star Wars episode without some crazy speculation. So, we're going to dip into one of the wildest fan theories out there and see if it holds any weight. See more here: Don't forget to rate and review! Have a magical day! May the Force be with you, always!
March 5, 2020
Rise of the Resistance: Ride Review and Reaction | #24
Hey Disney Fam! I hope you're having an amazing day. Today is exciting because I get to tell you all about the incredible new ride at the Disney theme parks: Rise of the Resistance. First Half of the Episode: We go through the morning leading up to the ride and what that whole experience was like, including the boarding group insanity. Spoiler alert: We had to get up at 4:30am. I haven't seen the world at that hour in literally YEARS. Hopefully it's years before I have to see it that early again... Second Half of the Episode: This is where I walk you through the whole entire ride, from the queue all the way to the (almost) end. Summary of the whole episode in hashtags: #RiseoftheResistance. #ForLife. Ride-Through on YouTube: (Not affiliate with me, just a cool video!). See more at Have a magical day and may the Force be with you, always!
March 4, 2020
A Jungle Cruise Gone Wrong! PLUS: Pixar's Onward to Feature Openly LGBTQ Character and...Maggie Simpson? | #23
Hey Disney fam! 1. Today, we learned that Disney/Pixar's Onward will feature an animated short before it begins...and it will star...The Simpsons! I don't know about you, but that's pretty wild to me. Basically, a series that has made fun of Disney in the past, like a lot - and is now owned by Disney - will play before the latest major Disney release in theaters. Crazy times we live in, y'all! 2. While not exactly new news, we also know now that Onward will also feature the first openly LGBTQ animated character in a Pixar film. Live-action films - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Beauty and the Beast, to name two - have had characters on the queer spectrum. But, this is the first animated Pixar character to be openly gay. I, for one, think this is awesome. Equally should be everywhere. 3. And lastly, this week a Jungle Cruise tour boat went for the full experience...when it sunk into the water for real. Twitter video here. That's all for today. Check out for all the latest news and updates! Have a magical day!
February 29, 2020
WDW Tells Employees to Stay Home, Special Avengers Simpsons Crossover Episode, & More! | #22
Hey Disney fam! SO MUCH happening today in the Wide World of Disney! Let's get right into it... #1: Walt Disney World tells its employees to stay home?! (Coronavirus. Everything's fine.) #2: Disney and Marvel fully embrace The Simpsons with an Avengers crossover episode, and I CANNOT WAIT FOR IT. (March 1st on FOX) EARLY ACCESS TO SIMPSONS EPISODE IMAGES HERE: #3: FAKE MEAT EVERYWHERE. But in a good way! Disney teams up with Impossible Foods to bring vegetarian "meat" to its parks. (Disney World, Disneyland, and even on its Disney Cruise Lines.) #4: Indiana Jones 5!!!!! I just felt like it needed 5 exclamation marks. What will the fifth installment be like without Spielberg or Lucas? (Fan fiction, anybody?) That's everything for today! I'll see you next time! *****Don't forget to rate and subscribe!***** Thanks for listening and have a magical day!
February 27, 2020
Why Did Bob Iger Step Down as CEO of Disney? | #21
Hey Disney fam! We got some crazy BREAKING NEWS yesterday *after* I'd already recorded the day's podcast. Couldn't they have let me know!? ;) But seriously, here's the scoop: Bob Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, stepped down effective immediately. Bob Chapek stepped in to replace him. This is only February of 2020. And it's already wild. Much to everyone's relief, Iger will not be retiring right away. Iger will stay on as Executive Chairman of TWDC and lead the board as well as creative efforts at the company through 2021. This will give Chapek time to learn the ropes of being CEO of Disney, as well as Iger some time to really focus on the "creative engines", as he called them during an interview on CNBC yesterday. For more info, read the article here: *****Don't forget to subscribe and rate!***** Have a magical day!
February 26, 2020
The Official Star Wars Timeline, Food & Wine Fest 2020, and Baby Yoda! | #20
Episode #20 - Today, we talk about the official Star Wars timeline as released recently by Disney, what to expect at the Disneyland Food and Wine Festival 2020, and a BUNCH of Baby Yoda goodies. There's something for everyone on #DIFD! Blog posts here: Star Wars Timeline Food and Wine Fest Baby Yoda MEGA LIST Have a magical day!
February 25, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: Cinderella’s Castle Renovation Plans Unveiled at Walt Disney World | #19
Episode #19 BREAKING NEWS! Brand new Cinderella’s Castle Renovation in the works at Walt Disney World. We dig into the details we know now and what to expect from this renovation in the next few weeks and months. Blog post here. Have a magical day!
February 17, 2020
Magic Happens! All-New Parade at Disneyland | #18
Episode #18 Hey guys, this is Neal, and I'm baaaack! It's been way too long, but I'm here for good and I've got some cool news for you today. Disneyland is producing an all-new daytime parade (the first in almost 10 years!) at the park, coming February 28th, 2020. Listen to the episode for all the amazing details, or check out the blog post here. Have a magical day!
February 17, 2020
Episode #17 - #FriendLikeMe
Today, we talk about the new 'Aladdin' live-action film coming out on May 24th, the #FriendLikeMe campaign, and Disney Channel animated awesomeness.
May 18, 2019
Episode #16 - SPOILER ALERT! Avengers: Endgame Review
SPOILER ALERT! This is a review of Avengers: Endgame. If you haven't seen it yet, please do not listen to this episode. I don't want to ruin the movie for you. If you have seen it, come on in! We're breaking down the epic plot, the iconic characters, and where Marvel goes from here.
May 3, 2019
Episode #15 — We are now in the endgame of Endgame. The end of the game is afoot.
Today, we prepare for ’Avengers: Endgame’ like our lives depend on it. Also emojis and mini-posters. And how to avoid spoilers!
April 19, 2019
Episode #14 — Disney+, Star Wars, and Fictional Coca-Cola
Today, we get into all the awesome details of Disney+, discuss the new teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, and imagine drinking soda in a fictional universe.
April 13, 2019
Episode #13 — Endgame Tickets Burn Down the Internet & Marvel Casts Some Major Stars
Today, we talk about how Endgame ticket sales destroyed Twitter and the rest of the Internet, and Marvel casts a bunch of major names for upcoming films in the MCU.
April 5, 2019
Episode #12 — New Disney parks rules, Dumbo review, and 3,000 Funko Pops!
Today, we discuss all the brand new Disney parks rules; I do a fast Dumbo review; and 3,000 Funko Pops!!!
March 29, 2019
Episode #11 — Frozen on Broadway, Dumbo Opening, and Disney World Photography
Today, we talk about a big anniversary for Frozen on Broadway, Dumbo opening in ONE WEEK, and an interview with a phenomenal Disney World photographer who shares her secrets.
March 23, 2019
Episode #10 — Toy Story 4, The Infinity Saga, Disney-Fox Deal, and X-Men
Today we discuss the Toy Story 4 trailer, Kevin Feige’s announcement about “The Infinity Saga”, the huge Disney-Fox deal that finally closed, and Twitter’s favorite X-Men.
March 21, 2019
Episode #9 — Today in Disney History: Pirates of the Caribbean
Episode #9 — Today, we talk about the very first Pirates of the Caribbean ride that launched in Anaheim at Disneyland in 1967. If you get a moment, please subscribe, rate, and share! Thank you!
March 18, 2019
Episode #8 — Toy Story 4, Dumbo, St. Patty’s Day, and Emojis!
D Is For Disney Episode #8 — Toy Story 4, Dumbo, St. Patty’s Day, and Emojis!
March 15, 2019
Episode #7 - Avengers: Endgame Trailer Breakdown
Avengers: Endgame Trailer Breakdown!!!
March 15, 2019
Episode #6 — 20,000 Leagues, Mary Poppins Returns, and Skrull Dancing
D Is For Disney Podcast Episode #6 — 20,000 Leagues, Mary Poppins Returns, and Skrull Dancing. Check out the video version on YouTube for photos, video clips, links, and more.
March 13, 2019
Episode #5 — Aladdin, FOX, The Little Mermaid
Episode #5 — Aladdin, FOX/X-Men, and a little know bit of trivia about the original, animated The Little Mermaid that you do not want to miss. All in under 5 minutes.
March 13, 2019
Episode #4 - Goose Memes, Summer DuckTales, Black Market Pin Trading, and New Galaxy’s Edge Merch
Goose memes from Korea. More DuckTales coming in May. Black market pin trading? New immersive Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge merch.
March 11, 2019
Episode #3 — All the Best Daily Disney News in 5 Minutes or Less
Captain Marvel slays the box office. DuckTales is back with the Della Duck episode we’ve all been waiting for. Disney’s live-action Dumbo comes out on March 29th. Star Wars Celebration takes place in Chicago April 11-15; tix are still available at
March 10, 2019
Episode #2 — Star Wars App for iPhone Gets Long-Awaited Major Update
Episode #2 — Star Wars App for iPhone Gets Long-Awaited Major Update — FULL. SCREEN.
March 9, 2019
Episode #1 — Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Captain Marvel’s Goose the Cat
Today, we have an audio version of an article from the website about Captain Marvel’s Goose the Cat. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider sharing it with your friends. Let us know what you loved about it in the comments. If there’s something I could do better, let me know that, too. Have a marvelous day!
March 9, 2019