Ep48: The birthplace of Imagineering

May 20, 2015 | Disneyland 60th Anniversary (Diamond Celebration), Podcast episode

In this episode: In this episode we talk about Age of Ultron joining the $1 Billion box office club, visiting Walt's Barn, the challenges of the 24-hour day event of the Diamond Anniversary and more!

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This week’s drink:

Not Your Father’s Root Beer by Small Town Brewery

 

After 24 days, Age of Ultron became the third movie from Marvel studios to make over $1 billion dollars (the others were The Avengers and Iron Man 3) and it makes it the 8th movie for Disney to hit the milestone. Age of Ultron has also been reported as possibly being the highest grossing domestic film for 2015. Is it too early to tell? Have you seen Age of Ultron? Leave your comments down below.

avengers-age-of-ultron

If you’ve seen the movie and wanted to see the comparison of Ultron’s origin story, here is the Wikipedia article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultron

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After all your votes, Tomorrowland is the clear winner and the Podketeers Movie Day is happening on May 31, 2015 at Downtown Disney (Anaheim)! We plan on getting together about 30-45 minutes before the movie begins to get our group together before we all have to buy out tickets. We’l post more about this as the day gets closer.

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As final preparation is going down for the 24-hour event, we wold like to remind you that we will be having a scavenger hunt!

 

We’ll be announcing the rules/details the evening before (or morning of the 24-hour day event). Keep an eye out on our Instagram and Facebook pages for more info!

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We talked about all the amazing food that will be available for the 24-hour event that kicks off the Diamond Celebration. Here is a picture of the chicken and Mickey waffles:

chicken-mickey-waffles

For a full list of all the food items being offered that day check out this link on the Disney Blog:

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2015/05/complete-list-of-special-eats-for-disneyland-resort-diamond-celebration-24-hour-event-may-22-23/

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We visited Monty the Monorail at Walt’s Barn in Griffith Park. Here are a couple of photos from that day that we posted on Instagram:

Visiting Walt’s Barn today. #waltsbarn #carolwood

A photo posted by @podketeers on

@phantazm33 had his train whistle signed by Bob! #carolwood #waltsbarn

A photo posted by @podketeers on

 

Here’s a pic that Heyzen and Mario had a chance to take with Disney Legend, Bob Gurr, while at Walt’s Barn: bob-gurr-heyzen-mario-podketeers Also, here is a photo that Heyzen posted on his Facebook photography page of Bob and Monty the Monorail:

It was so great seeing Bob Gurr this past weekend at Walt Disney’s Barn! Here he is with Monty the Monorail (Mark IV Red Monorail from 1971).#HeyzenPhoto #WaltsBarn #CarolwoodFoundation

Posted by Heyzen Contreras Photography on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

 

Walt’s Barn is operated by the Carolwood Foundation (a non-profit organization). Here’s the story:

Before Disneyland was built, Walt’s love of trains saw him building a 1/8 scale train with about 1/2 mile of track in his Holmby Hills home and the “Carolwood Pacific Railroad” was born. The red barn was a replica of the one from the Disney family farm back in Marceline, MO. The barn was Walt’s place of inspiration and is said to be the “birthplace of Imagineering”. In 1953, Walt shifted his efforts in making a family friendly place that would become to known as ‘Disneyland’. If you wold like to visit Walt’s Barn, it is open the 3rd Sunday of each month from 11am to 3pm and is located at:

5202 Zoo Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027

 http://carolwood.org/

 

Until next time! °o°

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