Thursday, April 24, 2014
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DPN WestFest

WestFest 2014

The theme for this year's gathering is still: Bring a Friend!!


The Disney Podcast Network invites you to the 8th anniversary of the event that started it all in the park that started it all, DPN WestFest. Join your favorite DPN Podcasters and fellow Disney fans from across the globe as they travel to the original theme park, Disneyland, from April 24th to April 27th. Make your plans now to attend what has become the must-attend unofficial Disney event on the West Coast!

Thursday- Free Day

8:00 pm - Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar: DPN Podcasters

Friday- Free Day/DCA

1:40 pm - Celebration of Meat Meet

Location: Big Thunder Ranch BBQ

6:00 pm - 8th Annual Rabble Rouser Meet (hosted by MiceCast)

Location: DCA Beer Wagon at The Wharf

9:00 pm - World of Color (try to get fastpasses in the morming)

Location: Blue Sky Cellar


Saturday - Disneyland

9:00 am - DPN Meet and Greet / Westfest Kickoff

Location: Royal Theater Courtyard

10:00 am - Dave's Grand Circle Tour

Location: Main Street Station, DLRR

11:00 am - Josh wants to eat lunch at Rancho del Zocalo meet

Location: Rancho del Zocalo

12:30 pm - Goat! Goat! Goat! meet. Another annual tradition for DPN WestFest. How many trains can we fill?

Location: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

2:00 pm - Pirates with POD

Location: Pirates of the Caribbean

3:00 pm - Blue Skies & Sunshine Biggerchanga presents…. CornDoggin’ on the River

Location: Stage Coach Corndog Stand and Mark Twain

6:30 pm - Running of the Goats: It is time for the Goats to go to bed, and there is no better way for the Goats to go to bed than to be cheered on by The DPN! Join Brunch With The Brits as we cheer them on at The Running of the Goats!

Location: Big Thunder Ranch

8:45 pm - Fireworks

Location: meet in the hub near the Jolly Holiday Bakery

9:45 pm - Fantasmic!

Location: Outside of the Pirates of the Caribbean Courtyard

11:30 pm - Last Cruise: Our annual tradition of stuffing as many DPNers as possible, quite possibly more than the weight recommendations, on the last Jungle Cruise of the night.

Location: The World Famous Jungle Cruise

Sunday - Disney’s California Adventure

10:00 am - Morning meet up

Location: meet near the fountain at Carthay Circle

12:00 pm - Swingin' with Spence

Location: Silly Symphony Swings

1:00 pm - Lunch

Location: Pacific Wharf

2:30 pm - "Maleficent" Movie Sneak Peek  — Hosted by Daniel K. Lew from Theme Park Times. Disney's "Maleficent" movie will not be released until May 2014, but join us for a wickedly fun time to watch an extended, sneak-peek preview of the movie with 4D effects. There will be prize giveaways and this meet is also held in memory of the dearly departed Jim Finazzo, who was a lifelong DF, Disneyland cast member, and good friend to many at The DPN.

Location: It's Tough To Be A Bug

8:30 pm - World of Color

Location: Blue Sky Cellar


If you have any questions about the weekend, please private message: Bleepin Wife or email me at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Disney Park News

  • Classic Eggs Benedict Back at Carnation Café in Disneyland Park
    Get ready for some menu changes at crowd-pleasing Carnation Café on Main Street, U.S.A., in Disneyland park. Importantly, an old favorite is returning -- eggs Benedict on an English muffin with grilled Canadian bacon, poached eggs and Hollandaise with a side of the café’s breakfast potatoes – now that’s how we do breakfast at the Disneyland Resort.
  • Sneak Peek: ‘Ratatouille the Adventure’ at Disneyland Paris
    After nearly five years of work, Walt Disney Imagineering is putting the final touches on a first-of-its kind attraction at Disneyland Paris called Ratatouille the Adventure. When the attraction opens in July, it’ll celebrate the culture and architecture of France and feature new animation created especially to bring the characters to life.
  • Past, Present and Future Galactic Stars Shine at Star Wars Weekends 2014
    Here’s a little trivia: did you know former “Cheers” star and the Disney•Pixar “lucky charm” John Ratzenberger once appeared on the silver screen in the Star Wars saga? Before he frequented the watering hole where everybody knew his name, he braved the frigid planet Hoth in a minor role in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. Next stop for Ratzenberger (or, as he may be known to Star Wars fans: Major Bren Derlin) will be Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Star Wars Weekends 2014.
  • The Gourmet Apple for May at the Disneyland Resort is a Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cup Dream
    I’m on the official countdown to May! If you’re wondering why, wonder no more. I just found out that the next gourmet apple set to debut at the Disneyland Resort has been covered in peanut butter and chocolate. I’m pretty sure life as I know it is complete. See for yourself!
  • Discover the Mystery of Loch Ness with Adventures by Disney
    Nestled in the Scottish Highlands is a grand lake with plenty of lore waiting to be unlocked. Serving as the backdrop for the Disney-Pixar film BRAVE, Scotland boasts lush landscapes with ancient stone castles and a proud heritage.
  • Caption This: Donald & Goofy, Best Friends at Magic Kingdom Park
    This week’s “Caption This” photo is a shot of Donald Duck and Goofy that was snapped during our 100 Years of Magic Celebration several years ago. It sure looks like they are the best of friends, doesn’t it?
  • Wildlife Wednesdays: Tammar Wallaby Baby at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Bids Guests “G’day”
    Guests visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom may get a special treat during a visit to the Oasis. Our Tammar wallaby is carrying a baby (called a “joey”) in her pouch, and the joey (the team doesn’t know yet whether it’s a girl or a boy) often pops its head out to take a look around. The new baby, mom Adelaide and dad Tucker, share their habitat in the Oasis with Australian wood ducks.
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