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Dusty Sage

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Dusty is the founder and CEO of MiceChat.com. When he's not visiting theme parks and writing, editing or speaking about Disney and theme parks worldwide, Dusty stays busy as the Executive Director of both the Walt Disney Birthplace AND the Dick Van Dyke Foundation. He also runs O-Zell Soda (the company originally operated by Walt Disney's father and at which Walt once worked). If you've got news or photos to share with the MiceChat community, or would like to book Dusty for an upcoming event, please contact [email protected]
What a week! Last Friday, Disneyland Resort unveiled Pixar Fest. It has taken us multiple visits and we still haven't covered it all. We'll take a stab at filling in the blanks today from DCA as well as showing...
You've got a friend in me. That's the theme of Disney's new Pixar Fest at Disneyland USA.  The brand new festival takes over the entire resort and offers parades, new fireworks, festival food, merchandise and special entertainment.  We'll also...
Disney launches a brand new festival today, which spans both parks at the Disneyland Resort. Pixar Fest, running April 13th through September 3rd, celebrates all things Pixar and leads into the June opening of the new Pixar Pier at...
Hey howdy hey everyone! Are you ready to party? We are busy working on all sorts of stories for you which will focus on new Disney entertainment, food, merchandise and attractions which begin rolling out later this week and branded...
It's really hard to keep up with Disneyland these days with all the projects, events, and things going on. . . but we are going to try our best to fill you in. This is your last week to...
We hope you had a hoppy Easter! I was at the Disneyland Resort for the big day, and while there wasn't much Easter to be found, the weather was near perfect and the park is in full spring bloom....
Buy a new pair of shoes and a big shopping bag . . . Disney's next D23 Expo has JUST been announced for August 23rd through 25th of 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Advance tickets will go on...
"Your eyes can deceive you, don't trust them" - Obi-Wan Kenobi. In a little over a year, we'll be exploring a whole new universe of fun at Disneyland. This week, Disney released a fly-through of Star Wars land construction, and while...
Transformation is the name of the game at Universal Studios Hollywood these days. Cartooniversal was last of the major shops on the upper lot to be refreshed. In its place is a beautiful new 1930's Spanish Revival (or California...
It's that magical time of the year . . . Spring is just about to burst out in a glorious riot of blooms and color. We've had some heavy rain in the past week, cool temperatures as well, but...
Boysenberrry Festival is just about ready to return to Knott's Berry Farm and we've got a little preview for you. Knott’s is offering a variety of entertainment options for this year’s Festival, including a new celebration of the park’s...
It was a gloomy week in Southern California, but we got some much-needed rain. You'd think that the cool temperatures and uncharacteristic wet stuff might wash the crowds out of the park, but it was still busy, particularly with...
We have a delicious update for you today as Disney California Adventure launches the Food and Wine Festival a bit early. Plus, park updates, Downtown Disney, and Star Wars land construction. This is a fun one. California Adventure Food and...
It's been a while since we've brought you an update from Universal Studios Hollywood. This one has a bit of news, rumor and conjecture. The big story this week is Universal's Lunar New Year celebration.  All the parks seem...
2018 is starting off with a bang. A flurry of news from the theme parks was fueled by the recent D23 Expo in Japan, where the heads of Disney theme parks revealed some new news! Plus, what are all those walls...
It's been quite a weekend. Disneyland raised prices again yesterday. It was a big jump too, but it isn't enough to prepare the resort for Star Wars mania which will hit with the power of a thousand suns in...
It's Almost Here! It's time to celebrate MiceChat/MiceAge Anniversary (our 15th) with another amazing Disneyland Day of Play - February 4th! Meet up with old friends or make new ones as we eat Mickey Mouse pancakes, ride the river and rails,...
We have a Disneyland Resort update for you today that will have you screaming "Off with their heads!" Splitsville Luxury Lanes opened today at long last. DCA is celebrating Lunar New Year. ToonTown turned 25, but is it already...
The off-season at Disneyland is a world of walls. In an attempt to keep you from seeing magic in process, Disney has erected an epic number of construction walls throughout the resort.  Main Street, Small World, Dumbo, Paradise Pier, parts...
You've got a friend in me . . . and I'm going to take you with me to the Disneyland Resort this week. Today finds us at Disney California Adventure as the old Paradise Pier begins a major transformation....