Ep28: So long, 2014!

Dec 31, 2014 | Podcast episode, Podketeers

In this episode: In this episode we talk about Oreo churros, Disneyland reaching capacity during Christmas, what we'd like to see at the Disney parks in 2015 and we recap the Christmas toy drive that we've been talking about in the last handful of episodes.

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Oreo churros. In theory they sound delicious but I had a pretty bad experience. As much I wanted that great balance of crunchy outside and chewy inside, it just didn’t happen. I think next time I’ll try a different flavor like the Strawberry Cream, Salted Caramel or the Apple Cinnamon. As I mentioned in my post/on the podcast, it wasn’t bad it just wasn’t what I was expecting. I’ll just stick to making “cereal” out of Oreo’s in my milk.  Have any of you tried the Oreo churro? What did you think? Leave a comment below.

During the episode Javier mentions the “A” in front of California Adventure. These 12 foot tall letters spelled out the word California and were icons of the park between 2001 and 2011.  If you don’t know about this, see the photo below:

So this is happening! #OreoChurro #Churro #Disneyland

A photo posted by heyzenc (@heyzenc) on

Photo credit Disney Parks Blog

Photo credit Disney Parks Blog

California Adventure was a symbol of “all things good in California” including a boardwalk and replica of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Hyperion theater and a other iconic landmarks throughout the state. Unfortunately the park didn’t take off as well as the Disney company wanted it to and in 2007 it was announced that a 5 year expansion would take place and that gave us Cars Land and Buena Vista Street. The letters were no longer needed as they no longer fit the theme but worry not! The letter were donated at the 160th State Fair to Cal Expo (California Exposition & State Fair) up Sacramento, CA. Will 2015 bring us more announcements and changes


The pin set that Mario talked about in this episode is called the ‘100 Years of Dreams‘ and were originally sold at Disney Stores. The first pin was released September 22, 2001 and was released to commemorate Walt Disney’s 100th birthday. The original pin set had 99 pins and the 100th pin was to be one commemorating the state you live in; all together there were 149 pins. Shown below are pins 1 and 99:


Photo courtesy of pinpics.com

Pin #1 – Photo courtesy of pinpics.com

Photo courtesy of pinpics.com

Pin #99 – Photo courtesy of pinpics.com

If you want to see a good compilation of the entire set (minus the state pins) check out the site ‘Pin Pics’ or click on the following link:

Disney Store – 100 Years of Dreams Pin Set


If you’re interested in making a donation to the HealthBridge Children’s Hospital they are located at:

393 South Tustin Street, Orange, CA 92866 – (714) 289-2400

You can also click on the image and it will take you to their website.



Thank you for an awesome 2014!

Until next time! °o°

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  1. Ashley Ruth

    I am not sure where you are having people input their birthday for a birthday shout out but I figured I could just email in it anyways! January 25, 1985….30 years old! I am such a fan of the podcast and I look forward to each episode. I cant wait for the movie meet up at downtown Disney. Keep up the great work!

    • Heyzen

      Sorry for the delay in setting up the page, Ashley. You can go to podketeers.com/birthday to sign up now. 🙂


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