Disney debuts first podcast

The first 2006 episode of the popular “Official Disneyland Resort Podcast” series is now available on people’s computers.
This free monthly Internet-based show is accessible to a global audience at http://www.disneyland.com/podcast .

Listeners can also subscribe through the iTunes Podcast Directory to receive each show automatically each month.

Achieving a rating of four-and-a half stars out of a possible perfect five on the iTunes Podcast Directory, the “Official Disneyland Resort Podcast” is proving hit with listeners.

The entertaining and informative series returns in 2006 (it debuted in October 2005) with segments highlighting the opening of the all-new attraction “Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!” at Disney’s California Adventure Park and then pulls back the curtain on a few of the secrets of one of Disneyland’s signature adventures—Matterhorn Bobsleds.

Michael Geoghegan, host of the podcast, scares up a few celebrity interviews on the furry blue-spotted carpet for the premiere of “Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!” including brief chats with “Friends” star Lisa Kudrow, Academy Award winner Jon Voight, “Seinfeld” star Patrick Warburton and George Lopez (“The George Lopez Show”).

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Geoghegan also takes listeners to the wrap party for interviews with a few of the Disney Imagineers responsible for the creation of the attraction, plus a conversation with Pete Docter (director of the hit film “Monsters, Inc.”) and Bob Peterson (the voice of Roz and story supervisor for “Monsters, Inc.”).

Highlighting Disneyland’s continuing 50th anniversary celebration, Geoghegan then takes podcast listeners on a fun and interesting “peak” behind the magic of one of Disneyland’s all-time classic adventures—Matterhorn Bobsleds.

Listeners join Geoghegan as he goes inside the famous landmark and meets Disneyland’s expert team of mountain climbers and learns a bit of the mountain’s history and trivia (there’s a half basketball court inside the mountain on the fifth floor!). After ascending 13 stories within the famous structure, Geoghegan and his mountain guides reach the summit for a spectacular view of the Disneyland Resort and all of southern California (including the famous Hollywood sign and Santa Catalina Island more than 50 miles away!).

Each new monthly episode of the “Official Disneyland Resort Podcast” features an engaging mix of original programming recorded live throughout the resort, including locations in Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure Park, the Downtown Disney district and the resort’s three landmark hotels—Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel—creating a “you are there” experience.

The “Official Disneyland Resort Podcast” joins several official podcasts from The Walt Disney Company, including free programs from Disney Online, Radio Disney, ABC, ESPN and Walt Disney World Resort.
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