Really BIG NEWS for Friday

Hey everyone! We’re back for this Friday’s news.

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•Our first bit of news comes straight from and completely about us! And we’re all super excited to announce (drumroll please), that we’re now in the process of recording a weekly podcast for all our readers! That’s right! We’ll be recording and posting a weekly podcast and covering a plethora of Disney topics. We’ve been working hard to get this ready to go and we’re so excited to finally let everyone listen. You can listen to our very first episode NOW!! Yep! Head on over here to listen to episode 1. We chatted about the rumors and truths about Hollywood Studios and what it could potentially mean for that park. So, if you’re interested in hearing about Star Wars, Pixar Place, and more from HS, definitely head on over and listen. And please, let us know what you think? What could we do better? What did you like about it? What would make the next episode better? And is there a topic that you’d like us to discuss? Comment, tweet, or PM us!

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You can listen to our podcast either by listening or downloading the episode straight from our website, or you can access us on iTunes by searching for ” The Mouse and the Monorail ” in podcasts. (If you look today and don’t see us, please use the web page for this episode. Apple has informed us that sometimes it takes a few days for it to show up on everyone’s devices). Updated to add: We should be visible and searchable in iTunes now.

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And, we can also be found in the Google PlayStore by using the Podcast Addict app to find us. 2015-07-17 11.26.12

 

•Today is Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary! Happy Birthday Disneyland!!

 

•We’re gonna go ahead and officially call this one a rumor, but only because we haven’t gotten an official confirmation from Disney. John C. Reilly has confirmed that he will reprise his role as Ralph, from Wreck-Ralph, in a movie sequel!

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A little fun from San Diego Comic Con here: the stars from both Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Peggy Carter had quite a bit of fun taking social media over with their #secretdubsmashwarriors posts. These are super fun and it’s so refreshing to see celebrities enjoying themselves, being real, and letting everyone watch their shenanigans. 

•Disneyland is celebrating 60 years and I saw this little article about the first kids in the park and thought it’d be nice and interesting to include in today’s news.

D23 EXPO 2015 will feature the biggest Star Wars™ and Disney video games in a special presentation in the signature 7,500-seat Hall D23 theater and in Disney Interactive’s pavilion on the show floor.

•Bob Iger revealed the plans for a new Disneyland in Shanghai this week. This one looks amazing!

 

•Here’s a fun look at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel. Can’t wait for this movie!!

 

Marvel’s Ant Man opens in theaters today!!

•A Frozen-themed bibbidi-bobbidi boutique equivalent will be opening in Hollywood Studios called the Ice Palace Boutique.