Category Archives: Ride Recap

Roger Rabbit and the Dip



The Dip, Also Known As “Toon Acid”, is a greenish, ghastly chemical seen in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It’s Judge Doom’s preferred method of Toon execution. According to Lieutenant Santino, it’s a mixture of turpentine, acetone, and benzene, which all of them are paint-thinners. Combined in the real world, they make up the solution hand animators used to use to remove ink from animation cells. This could be considered an inside joke, as your average audience member would not know what these ingredients made up. While relatively harmless to humans, any toon that comes in contact with it will melt instantly and is apparently the only surefire way to kill a toon (although Eddie Valiant gets most of The Toon Patrol members to laugh themselves to death). Ironic enough, Judge Doom ends up being dipped himself near the end of the film, after revealing himself to be actually a toon.

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E.322 Trader Sam from the Jungle Cruise



Trader Sam appears at the very end of the Jungle Cruise attraction, holding a shrunken head aloft in his hand. A “Head Salesman”, the Skipper comments that he’s offering a special deal: “Two of his heads for one of yours”. During the ’80s and ’90s, the Trader Sam figure wore a colorful tribal mask, though this was removed in 2005 during the refresh of the attraction.

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E.312 Disney Newest Announced Attraction Closures



Disney has announced 3 closures in a few different parks, Lets find out what they are today.

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E.310 Tony Baxter Disney Legend



Born in Los Angeles on February 1, 1947, Tony Baxter grew up in Orange County, California. It was the perfect time and place for this future Imagineer—he not only witnessed the birth of the theme park industry, but he also grew up alongside his beloved Disneyland. A Disney fan from an early age, Tony especially enjoyed his weekly visits with Walt courtesy of the Disneyland television program. The show whetted his appetite for Walt’s new wonderland rising from the Anaheim citrus groves. In his spare time he could be found building models and mocking up rides in his backyard.

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E.306 Splash Mountain: New Adventures with Princess Tiana Coming to Disneyland Park and Magic Kingdom Park



Today we are thrilled to share a first glimpse of a project Imagineers have been working on since last year. Splash Mountain – at both Disneyland park in California and Magic Kingdom park in Florida – will soon be completely reimagined. The theme is inspired by an all-time favorite animated Disney film, “The Princess and the Frog.” We pick up this story after the final kiss, and join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical adventure – featuring some of the powerful music from the film – as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance.

Tiana is a modern, courageous, and empowered woman, who pursues her dreams and never loses sight of what’s really important. It’s a great story with a strong lead character, set against the backdrop of New Orleans and the Louisiana bayou. In 1966, Walt himself opened New Orleans Square when it became the first new “land” added to Disneyland park, so it feels natural to link the story and the incredible music of “The Princess and the Frog” to our parks.

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E.300 Kicking off 3 years of Disney



Today is the beginning of our 3 “season” of the podcast and today we are recapping our top 11 downloaded episodes of the Obscure Disney Podcast.

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E.296 Disneyland Dubai Not Anytime Soon



But alas, there is no Disneyland now nor is there ever likely to be in Dubai. … But there were some early discussions in 2014 and we are discussing them today.

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E.295 11 Happy Disney Thoughts



Today we wanted to take about 11 of our favorite times in the Disney Parks and moments that you might love as well. If you would like to share your moments with us find tag #obscuredisneypodcast or find us on Instagram HERE

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E.291 Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back, May the 4th be With You



One of the best days of the year, May 4th, and what will forever be known as Star Wars Day, we decided what better way to celebrate than with The Empire Strikes Back!

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E.289 Soarin All Around the World



Today we are taking you for a ride on Disney’s Soarin and how this ride became one of the most iconic rides at California Adventure.

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