All About the Mouse Disney Fan Podcast

Bryan Ripper

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All About the Mouse is a Disney fan podcast that focuses on Walt Disney World, but also all aspects of the Disney company including: movies, music, and parks worldwide. We feature Disney news, rumors, and information each week as well as a featured topic of discussion along with interviews with Disney insiders, celebrities, and other fans in the community. Listener engagement is welcomed and encouraged with listener-submitted content, Q&A emails read and answered on the show, and much more magic and mayhem!

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685 episodes

Episode 673 - WDW Themed Land Madness - The Finale!

On this week's show, we reveal the winner of this year's March Madness-style Disney bracket tournament - WDW Themed Land Madness. Before we announce the winner, though, we'll recap the matchups that led to this moment. Bryce Yelverton and Sarah Evans join me to look back at all 32 themed lands from the 4 Walt Disney World theme parks that competed in this year's tournament.

1h 11m
Aug 15
Episode 672 - What's News - July 2022

On this week's show, Paul Barrie from Window To The Magic and I are both back to recap the news and events that happened throughout the Disney company, movies, and theme parks in the month of July. Some of the news items that we'll touch on include the fight that broke out in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom, new MagicBand+ introduced to Walt Disney World, Marvel movie announcements that were announced at the San Diego Comic Con, Disneyland's closure of limited time nighttime shows and re-opening of major E-ticket attractions, and much more!

1h 28m
Aug 08
Episode 671 - Disney Conversation Starters

On this week's show, I'm joined again by our Disney Conversation Starters panel to talk about all things and anything Disney. These shows are always a lot of fun with this lively group of Disney fans and loyal listeners, because we sit down and start talking about anything Disney and just see where the conversation takes us. We don't know what we'll end up talking about or where the conversation will take us, but we do know that, whatever it is, will be full of varying opinions, a lot of laughs, and who knows, maybe even a little bit of controversy.

1h 26m
Aug 01
Episode 670 - WDW Themed Land Madness (Round 5)

On this week's show, we're back with Round 5 of Walt Disney World Themed Land Madness! We started this bracket tournament back in March where you all have been voting for your favorite themed lands in Walt Disney World, and we're down to the final matchup! Before we get to the announcing which 2 themed lands will be in the final showdown, though, we have to announce the winners of our Final Four. Sarah Evans joins me again to look at the 4 lands that were in the Final Four, announce the winners and who will utlimately be the final two themed lands in Round 5 of this bracket tournament. It's been a lot of fun getting to this point where the excitement is coming to a head with some of the most difficult matches we've seen so far.

1h 26m
Jul 25
Episode 669 - What's News? (June 2022)

On this week's show, Paul Barrie joins me again for our monthly look back at the Disney news items that occurred throughout the Disney company, theme parks, movies, and resorts during the month June. There were quite a few announcements about more things returning to the parks, we got more details about the upcoming D23 Expo, we got news about holiday happenings in Walt Disney World and Disneyland, and a whole lot more!

1h 44m
Jul 18
Episode 668 - Cinder-Nanny

On this week's show, I'm speaking with author Sariah Wilson about her new book "Cinder-Nanny". Sariah is a Disney fan and author of several best-selling romance novels including "Roommaid", "The Seat Filler", and "The Paid Bridesmaid". Her new novel, "Cinder-Nanny", is a modern and somewhat different take on the timeless Cinderella classic love story where Diana Parker plays nanny for a family while on vacation in Aspen, Colorado. Despite possessing none of the necessary requirements for the job, she cons her way into the job in order to help pay for her sister's mounting medical bills. Her job takes her to a lavish charity fundraiser in the Rocky Mountains where she meets her own version of a Prince Charming, and as the two slowly fall for each other, it becomes more and more evident that Diana will have to come clean with the truth about her con. It's plain to see that Sariah's love of Disney and fairy tales inspired her to write her latest romance novel, and I'm excited to have her here on the show to talk to us about the novel and how Disney has impacted her life.

53m
Jul 11
Episode 667 - Keep, Change, Replace (Animal Kingdom - Asia)

On this week's show, I'm joined by first time AATM guests for a new recurring segment we'll be running on the show called "Keep, Change, Replace). Paige and Stephen from the Parks Academy podcast join me, along with our good friend Sarah Evans to look at Disney's Animal Kingdom's Asia area of the park. We'll review all attractions, dining, snacks, shopping, and other details of the park and ask ourselves the question, "If were Imagineers would we keep, change, or replace them?" What would you change? Is there an attraction that is perfect just the way it is? And what detail would you just completely scrap and replace with something brand new? 

1h 35m
Jun 27
Episode 666 - WDW Themed Land Madness (Round 4)

On this week's show, we're revealing the surprising results from Round 3 of Walt Disney World Themed Land Madness. Sara Evans and Bryce Yelverton join me to reveal the results from our Elite Eight matchups between the remaining WDW themed lands in our March Madness-style bracket tournament where you, the listeners, have been voting for your favorite themed lands in all 4 of the Walt Disney World theme parks. At the end, we'll announce our Final Four matchups that you'll be able to vote in from now until 11:59 PM Eastern on July 3rd.

1h 16m
Jun 14
Episode 665 - What's News? May 2022

On this week's show, I'm joined again by Paul Barrie from A Window to the Magic for another look at the news items that occurred throughout the Disney company, theme parks, resorts, movies, and more during the month of May, In this monthly segment that airs on both of our respective podcasts, Paul and I will talk about annual pass changes at Disneyland, announcements from the Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim, virtual queuing for the new Guardians of the Galaxy coaster at Epcot and much more!

1h 3m
Jun 06
Episode 664 - Audio from the Elite Eight

On this week's show, we're featuring select audio from each of the WDW Themed Land Madness Elite Eight lands. We are just days away from the finals votes being cast in our WDW Theme Land Madness Round 3 matchups featuring our Elite Eight lands, so I thought it would be fun to feature attraction, entertainment, and ambient audio from Adventureland, Galaxy's Edge, Asia, Frontierland, Old Fantasyland, Pandora, Africa, and Liberty Square.

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Jun 01
Episode 663 - Roy O. Disney (Disneyland)

On this week's show, Nate Evans joins me again for our continued look at the Walt Disney Company's first CEO, Walt's brother, Roy O. Disney. We continue our look at Roy with our focus this week being on the creation of Disneyland and the contributions that Roy made in order to help Walt's crazy dream of going from making movies to building a theme park come to fruition. 

59m
May 23
Episode 662 - WDW Themed Land Madness (Round 3)

On this week's show, Sarah Evans joins me again to reveal the results of our Round 2 matchups from WDW Themed Land Madness. Together, we'll look at how each of our matches ended up and then we'll reveal our Round 3 Elite Eight matchups.

1h 14m
May 16
Episode 661 - Disney News 05/09/2022

On this week's show, Paul Barrie from A Window To The Magic joins me again for our monthly look back at the news from all around the Disney company, theme parks, and resorts including the return of nighttime entertainment to Disneyland, the disappearance of mandatory mask requirements from everywhere on property, changes coming to Kite Tails at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and a whole lot more!

1h 47m
May 09
Episode 660 - "At the Corner of Fantasy and Main"

On this week's week's show, author and poet Matt Mason joins me to talk about his new upcoming book of poems inspired by Disneyland entitled "At the Corner of Fantasy and Main: Disneyland, Midlife and Churros". I'll talk with Matt about his collection of poetry, how he came to fall in love with Disneyland, and more. Then, later in the show, I'll give a trip report that I've been sitting on for a while from my recent trips to Walt Disney World and my review of some new experiences that I got a chance to try including Remy's Ratatouille Adventure at Epcot.

1h 37m
Apr 25
Episode 659 - "Some Fans Say The 'Magic's Gone'"

On this week's show, I'm doing something a little different. Usually on this show, we talk about the seemingly endless amount of things that we love and enjoy about Disney. Recently, however, I saw an article from the Washington Post shared on social media that really caught my attention entitled "Disney's $5,000 Star Wars hotel and line-cutting fees: Some fans say the 'magic's gone'". My guest this week is Van from the Netcot podcast, and he joins me to talk about this article that he shared on Facebook and what our thoughts are, as Disney fans, on the points made in this article.

1h 1m
Apr 18
Episode 658 - WDW Themed Land Madness (Round 2)

On this week's show, we reveal the results from Round 1 of WDW Themed Land Madness. I'm joined again by Sara Evans and special guest Bryce Yelverton to reveal the results of who you voted for in the Round 1 matchups between the amazing themed lands that make up the 4 Walt Disney World theme parks. Later in the show, we'll reveal the Round 2 matchups that you can vote on between now and Sunday May 1st.

1h 22m
Apr 11
Episode 657 - Disney News 04/04/2022

On this week's show, I'm joined again by Paul Barrie from A Window to the Magic to cover all of the news items that happened throughout the Disney company in the month of March. Last month, we saw announcements about the return of many things that have been missing for quite some time from the Walt Disney World resort and the Disneyland resort. We'll also talk about some of the updates on the Toontown construction at Disneyland, and much more!

1h 4m
Apr 04
Episode 656 - Roy O. Disney

On this week's show, we are taking an in-depth look at Disney's first CEO Roy O. Disney. Walt's older brother was intrumental in Walt's success from the very beginning. Nate Evans joins me in part 1 of a multi-part series focused on Roy. We'll begin by looking at Roy Disney's early life and upbringing in Missouri, his time in the Navy during WWI, his role behind the scenes as the money man, and much more!

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Mar 28
Episode 655 - WDW Themed Land Madness (Prt 2)

On this week's show, we continue with our Walt Disney World Themed Land Madness bracket tournament to see which themed land is the #1 themed land in all of WDW. Sarah Evans joins me again to introduce the rest of the 16 matchups in round one including Dinoland U.S.A., Tomorrowland, American Adventure, and much more!

1h 53m
Mar 21
Episode 654 - WDW Themed Land Madness (Prt 1)

On this week's show, we're bringing back the March Madness bracket competition that we started on the show last year. This time, instead of mathing up Disney soundstracks to square off against each other, we have thrown in 32 themed lands from the 4 Walt Disney World theme parks to see who will ultimately come out as the #1 themed land in all of Walt Disney World!

1h 38m
Mar 15
Episode 653 - Disneyland update

On this week's show, I've invited Adria Shannon back onto the show to talk about her recent trip to Disneyland. We'll talk about what the Disneyland Resort in California is like now. She'll also tell us about her trip, her thoughts on new attractions like Web Slingers and Avengers Campus, and of course we'll cover the amazing food offerings available currently.

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Mar 07
Episode 652 - Disney News (Jan - Feb 2022)

On this week's show, I'm joined again by Paul Barrie from A Window to the Magic to recap news items from all over the Disney company, theme parks, and more that happened during the months of January and February. We'll talk about the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser, the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade to Disneyland, changes announced for attractions and Genie+, and a whole lot more!

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Feb 28
Episode 651 - Talking Disney with Paul Barrie

On this week's show, I've invited our good from Paul Barrie from A Window to the Magic to talk with me about all things Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and everything in between. There's been so many changes that have taken place over the last year on both coasts and we're finally starting to see significant news items come out from Disney. Paul joins me to talk about these changes and news items as well as podcasting and a whole lot more.

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Feb 16
Episode 650 - The Muppets at Disney's Hollywood Studios

On this week's show, we have a packed episode of audio featuring The Muppets from Disney's Hollywood Studios. Due to popular demand, our good friend Sam Polkinghorne has put together another great collection of audio for you to enjoy featuring music, park audio, and even extinct attraction audio all featuring Kermit and the gang from their time at Disney's MGM and Hollywood Studios.

1h 29m
Jan 18
Episode 649 - 2022 Disney Predictions

On this week's show, we kick off the new year with our 2022 Disney Predictions. Bryce, Blake, and Sarah join me again to see if we can predict significant news items, additions, announcements, and more that we think might occur within the Disney company, theme parks, movies, etc in 2022.

55m
Jan 10
Episode 648 - 2021 Disney Predictions Revisited

On this week's show, as we wrap up 2021, I'll revisit the All About the Mouse 2021 Disney predictions and we'll see which of these predictions came true. Earlier this year, I was joined by our predictions panel with Sara Evans, Blake Reilly, and Bryce Yelverton to predict items we thought would come to fruition in the Disney company in 2021. They'll join me again as we look back at those predictions to see which of them came true.

58m
Dec 27, 2021
Episode 647 - Christmas Audio From the Parks (Prt 2)

On this week's show, we're continuing our countdown to Christmas with Christmas and Holiday-themed audio from the Disney theme parks. Sam Polkinghorne has, again, compiled some terrific audio from special Christmas-themed attractions and shows from the Disney theme parks to help ring is this joyous season. If you enjoyed last week's show with audio from the Jingle Cruise queue, Believe...In Holiday Magic, and more, then you won't want to miss this week's show with more great Disney Christmas audio!

1h 31m
Dec 20, 2021
Episode 646 - Christmas Audio From the Parks (Prt 1)

On this week's show, we're celebrating the Christmas season with some Christmas and Holiday-themed audio from the Disney theme parks. The music and atmosphere in the theme parks is part of what makes Disney theme lands so magical, but they really get into the spirit for the Holidays with updates to attractions and special background music this time of year. The next 2 weeks, as we lead of to Christmas, we'll feature audio from the Disney parks to celebrate the Christmas season.

1h 38m
Dec 15, 2021
Episode 645 - Top Tier Disney: Animated Films

On this week's show, I'm joined by my special guest Rick from the United States of Geekdom to go through a list of our picks for the Top Tier of Disney animated films. We'll list our Top 10 picks for the best Disney animated films from 1937 to today. With 60 animated films to choose from ranging from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" to "Encanto", it will be hard to whittle down our Top Tier, but we'll do our best!

1h 52m
Dec 08, 2021
Episode 644 - Disney Conversation Starters 4

On this week's show, our Disney Conversation Starters panel returns for a little post-Thanksgiving dinner table conversation. It was right about a year ago that I invited Becky, Mike, Adria, Carey, Bill, and Janette on the show for an impromptu and unscripted discussion using Disney Conversation Starter topics created by Becky Ginther on the Disney in Your Day blog. This week, we celebrate one year of our conversation starter discussions with another impromptu discussion about anything and everything Disney.

1h 12m
Nov 29, 2021