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DPN WestFest

The theme for this year's gathering is: Only one more after this one!


The Disney Podcast Network invites you to the 9th 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 30th to May 1st. Make your plans now to attend what has become the must-attend unofficial Disney event on the West Coast!

Thursday, April 30th - Free Day

8:30 pm - Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar: Our Opening Get Together

Friday, May 1st - Free Day/DCA

Get fastpass for World of Color early in the AM

1:00 pm - Its All About the Meat, Bout the Meat, No Veggies (Hosted by Liana). Liana has made a reservation for lunch, if you didn’t get in on it, please call and make your own and we’ll try to sit next to each other. Are we sure they have enough meat for all of us???

Location: Big Thunder Ranch BBQ

5:00 pm - Dinner at the Wharf

Location: Pacific Wharf area of DCA

9:15 pm - World of Color

Location: Meet at the Blue Sky Cellar

Saturday, May 2nd - Disneyland

Get fastpass for Fantasmic! early in the AM

9:15 am - DPN Meet and Greet / Westfest Kickoff

Location: Royal Theater Courtyard

10:00 am - We're all going to HELL!!!!!! (Hosted by Charnado). It's been 2 years since the Bleepin Wife last went to Hell and now we're taking the Charnado for her first trip!!

Location: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

11:00 am - Nip it with Dr. Kimball (Hosted by Electric Mic and Kiltboy). Join Dr. Kimball and Kiltboy from Disney Park Hoppin' Party for our answer to the Disneyland measles problem. The CDC has determined that a foreign visitor brought the measles virus to the Disneyland Resort. What they didn't tell you is that the Evil Emperor Zurg IS that foreign visitor. Let's help Buzz Lightyear blast those little red spots with red laser dots and NIP this Disney strain of measles (or Mousles as we call 'em) IN THE BUD! So cover your cough, squint through the conjunctivitis, don't scratch and take aim. We got this. High scoring shooters will receive the CDC, or Custom Designed Cap!

Location: Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters

12:00 pm - Lunch: Josh wants to eat at Rancho del Zocalo AGAIN! (Hosted by Josh).

Location: Rancho del Zocalo

1:30 pm - Cruisin' 'round a Disney River (Hosted by Dave).

Location: Rivers of America

3:00 pm - Goat! Goat! Goat! meet (Hosted by Earl). Another annual tradition for DPN WestFest. How many trains can we fill?

Location: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad


4:30 pm - Sing a long with the Party Suite Sweeties (Hosted by the Party Suite Sweeties).

Location: Mickey and the Magical Map

6:00 pm - A Salute to Marc Davis (Hosted by Oakfan).

Location: Haunted Mansion

7:00 pm - A Continuing Salute to Marc Davis (Hosted by Oakfan).

Location: Pirates of the Caribbean

9:00 pm - Fireworks!

Location: To Be Determined


10:00 pm - Fantasmic! Time to use those fastpasses you got in the morning

Location: Near Pirates of the Caribbean


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. Apparently you can swim with piranhas, as the Bleepin' Wife recently found out at work, and live to tell about it. Here's hoping we don't sink the boats and test this theory.

Location: The World Famous Jungle Cruise

Sunday, May 3rd - Disney’s California Adventure


Get fastpass for World of Color early in the AM

10:30 am - Do you want to build a snowman? (hosted by Matt and Maria from Brunch with the Brits)

Location: HollywoodLand Stage 17


12:00 pm - Lunch

Location: Carsland

1:30 pm - She go around in circles till she’s very, very dizzy (hosted by Little Souvenir)

Location: Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree

3:00 pm - The DPN Spin-N-shoot (Hosted by Spence)

Location: Toy Story Midway Mania

4:15 pm - Biggarchanga Presents: Pixar Play Paradin & Corndoggin! (hosted by Sarah and Jason). Come and play with your Corndog!

Location: Corn Dog Castle

6:30 pm - Screamin’ Coastergasms (hosted by the Bleepin’ Wife). Bleepin’ isn’t pregnant, so there’s nothing stopping her from Screamin’ her head off.

Location: California Screamin’

9:00 pm - World of Color. Take 2.

Location: Meet at the 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


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