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Over the last 30 years, David Koenig has interviewed close to 1,000 Disney cast members, and woven their stories and secrets into hundreds of articles and six books, including the best-selling Mouse Tales: A Behind-the-Ears Look at Disneyland, Realityland: True-Life Adventures at Walt Disney World, and his latest, The People v. Disneyland: How Lawsuits & Lawyers Transformed the Magic.
We have a special short Disneyland update from David Koenig today: Back on Track With the installation of all-new streetcar track completed along Main Street, Disneyland’s horse-drawn trolleys will be returning to service this Thursday, March 29. Portions of the removed rail...
It won't open until next year, but Star Wars Land is already having a profound effect on everything that’s happening in every corner of the Disneyland Resort. This week’s announcements of the repurposing of restaurants in Adventureland at Disneyland and...
Frank Pfannenstiel, the last of the original Disneyland cowboys, has ridden off into the sunset at the age of 92. Born in Fort Hays, Kansas, Frank was a real wrangler, having spent his early years on a wheat farm before...
David Koenig returns with another round-up of current Disneyland legal cases. Curiouser and Curiouser About five years ago, when the Disneyland social club phenomenon began, Disneyland regulars took note. Most were curious; some were concerned. Still others—hundreds of others—starting joining the clubs...
At the Disneyland Resort, there’s no time to visit quite like the holidays, with gorgeous decorations, lights, familiar favorites like the It’s a Small World holiday makeover, and new features, like Disney California Adventure’s new take on the popular...
This Sunday August 13, something will happen at Walt Disney World that has never happened before: Epcot will permanently close one of its Opening Day pavilions, the Universe of Energy. Much more importantly, something far more significant is happening at...
With Fantasmic! slated to officially return to Disneyland Monday July 17 after an 18-month absence, we have some news and rumors about this popular Disney spectacular. And be sure to read all the way through for a surprise ending. New...
A peek at Disneyland’s refurbished Tom Sawyer Island - David Koenig The refurbishment of Tom Sawyer Island is nearly complete and the attraction appears ready to reopen any day now, according to cast members who recently toured the island....
Disneyland cast members have been dropping me bits and pieces of news this week, on the return of the steam trains, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, and WiFi finally coming to Disneyland. D23 weekend, starting July 14, is the...
The Mouse just can’t keep out of court. In researching my latest book, The People v. Disneyland: How Lawsuits & Lawyers Transformed the Magic, I attempted to analyze every single case filed against the park in Orange County Superior Court—in...
Last week I had the opportunity to briefly converse with a Disneyland insider familiar with the park’s current long-range plans. This person cautioned that this only reflected where discussions are at the moment—everything’s fluid, is sure to change, and...
Are you ready to go back to 1955? Well, keep it in idle for a minute—we’ve got a couple of quick points of business to cover here in 2017, and then we’re off. First, sharp-eyed visitors will notice that after...
David Koenig returns with an inside the berm look at what's going on at Disneyland. Cast member concerns, park operations reorganization, the ridiculous thing cast members are supposed to call Star Wars Land and more. Going into this fall, cast...
I’ll admit it—I’m one lucky guy. I get to make a living telling stories. What makes me even more fortunate is that, for the most part, these aren’t my stories. They’re on loan, shared with me and in turn with...
EDITOR'S NOTE: Please join us in welcoming David Koenig to the MiceChat family. If the name sounds familiar it's because David has developed quite a following for his groundbreaking Mouse Tales books and fantastic Disney insider articles on Disney...