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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Disney News Roundup: Full Swing Holidays

Welcome to the MiceChat Disney News Roundup! With the Winter Holiday season now in full swing, Theme Parks on both Coasts have put away the Pumpkins and Bats for Snow, Wreaths and Holiday lights! This week's Roundup has the latest news and photo updates on all the newest Holiday additions and returning fan favorites! Let's get this Holiday RoundUp started! This week's...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: A Time for Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving time and we all have a lot to be thankful for. That includes some things that are very specific to us Disney fans. In case you need a reminder, here’s a quick list. We should all be thankful for: Charles Mintz stealing Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Otherwise, no Mickey Mouse. The destruction of some of our favorite attractions – the...

Yesterland: Four Ways to Enjoy Golf at the Disneyland Hotel

You might think that being across the street from the world-famous park and sharing its name would be all it would take to make this hotel a popular place for vacationers and conventioneers. That’s not how the owner sees it. He wants you to have a great time at the hotel itself, especially if your definition of a great...

Disneyland Resort Update – A Legionnaire’s Christmas for Disneyland

Nothing says Merry Christmas like the threat of getting a potentially lethal disease. Unfortunately, that's a very real scare going on right now at Disneyland as 15 visitors/residents of Anaheim have come down with Legionnaires’ disease with two fatalities. 11 of those cases visited the happiest place on earth. In response to the epidemic, Disneyland has shut down two...

Disneyland – Ho Ho Holiday Time Photo Update

Can you hear it? Can you feel it? I'd say there's something magical in the air, wouldn't you? It's the spirit of the season at Disneyland! But that's not all that's going on. We have a full update of photos, news and info for you from the Happiest Place on Earth . . . // Happy Holidays Yesterday...

Mousetalgia Podcast 473: Adventures by Disney in China; Pixar’s “Coco”

This week, travel to China with Mousetalgia as Kristen concludes her series of reports from Asia with an overview of the Adventures of Disney tour experience. Joined by Mouse Fan Travel CEO Beci Mahnken, Kristen and Beci discuss Beijing, Hong Kong, the airports, the tour groups, the value of the experience, the elite ABD guides, and some all-time highlights...

Holidays Hits and Misses at the Disneyland Resort

Welcome to a special holiday photo update from the Disneyland Resort. Today we're taking a quick tour to see the holiday offerings in both parks. There's magic and wonder ahead, but there's a bit of disappointment as well. Let's take a look at the jingle and jangle of it all . . . Festival of Holidays DCA's Festival of Holidays returns...

The Sweep Spot #222 Disneyland 1977

In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in the year 1977. We discover some attractions that opened that year, and some closed, plus many other interesting facts. This is a fun way to virtually take a walk around the park in 1977. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. info on our podcast, and book Cleaning...

Gilroy Gardens Debuts Beer, Wine and Food Fest

The arrival of November means the arrival of the second of Gilroy Gardens' after dark events, [email protected] Despite feeling that the Halloween version fell short of expectations, I was excited for this event, a Craft Beer, Fine Wine & Gourmet Food Fest. For one, an adult oriented evening is quite a departure for a park geared so heavily to...

Disney California Adventure Update – Holiday Preview

As we near the end of Thanksweenmas Week, join us for a festive stroll through DCA. We are previewing the decorations that have been put up for the holiday season, which begins TODAY (November 10th). Full coverage of the holiday season will begin in Monday's Disneyland Update. Grab your gingerbread latte and enjoy the early holiday jingle jangle from...

Yesterland: Sugar, Sugar at Disneyland

Using Disneyland to sell competing brands of sugar? This might seem like a particularly odd topic for a Yesterland article. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: “Sugar, Sugar at Disneyland When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Dateline Universal Orlando – Hogsmeade for the Holidays

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week, we're heading to Islands of Adventure for our first glimpse of the holiday season in the park. Let's go! That does it for this week! Will...

Disneyland Update – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Merry Thanksweenmas, MiceChatters! The smashed pumpkins have barely had time to dry on Main Street and the Christmas season officially starts later this week at the Disneyland Resort.  Let's take a look around and see all the merry making . . . Disneyland The Mickey Floral will be red and green by this time next week  . . . if it...

Disney News Round Up: Holiday Mode Activated!

Welcome to the MiceChat Disney News Roundup! Welcome to this week’s Disney & Theme Park news roundup. Lots of news from Disney regarding the California Original, some good, some bad and some so/so. Plus, some fun trip reports, rumors and more! This week's Top Stories DCA Update – Pixar Pier, Is It Enough? California Adventure is currently in the middle of two big shifts....

Disney Cruise Line Prepares for Epic Fleet and Itinerary Expansion

It dawned on me the other day that it’s been awhile since I’ve written a Disney Cruise Line Connoisseur article, and there’s actually quite a lot to discuss. Back at D23 Expo 2017, the news broke that the company was increasing its fleet expansion plans from two new ships to three. Plus, just the other day, the brand recommitted...

DCA Update – Pixar Pier, Is It Enough?

California Adventure is currently in the middle of two big shifts. By the time you read this, Halloween will be mostly removed and Christmas will officially open just a week from today! That's a quick switch-a-roo. But first, we have more news on the complete re-theme of one of the park's original lands . . . Paradise Pier, which...

Yesterland: “Presented by Siemens” at Disney Theme Parks

Today’s Yesterland article is about a Yester-sponsor at Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disneyland Park, and Disney California Adventure. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: “Presented by Siemens” at Disney Theme Parks When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Join us: MiceChat Walt Disney World Invasion and Food and Wine Festival Events Nov 6th -12th

It’s Fall again and that means it’s almost time . . . not just for Pumpkin Spice Lattes . . . but for the MiceChat WDW Invasion. Pack your bags and let's head EAST! Orlando, Orlando, I love you, Orlando! Please join us this November as we Sip and Nibble through Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival, have lots of mice...

When Two Holidays Collide – Disneyland Photo and News Update

As is so often the case, a single week can bring great change to Disneyland. Halloween may be tomorrow, but Disney is already moving on to Christmas. Small World is closed for merrymaking, red and green merchandise is replacing orange and purple on shelves, and jolly decorations are being placed all over the park.  I know you're all curious...

Mousetalgia Podcast 471: Hong Kong Disneyland’s Halloween, “Trick or Treat”

Welcome to Mousetalgia's Halloween Specter-tacular! This year, we have a bountiful boo-tique of freaky features to make your Halloween a ghast - er, a gas! First, Jeff recounts the DoomBuggies 20th anniversary party held at the Winchester Mystery House on Friday, October 13th (with a special guest appearance by Ghost Host Peter Renaday... bwahaHA!) Then, Kristen takes us back...