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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]
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....
It's time to celebrate MiceChat/MiceAge Anniversary (our 15th) with another AMAZING evening of food, wine, celebrities and Disney history! Join us on the evening of February 2nd at The Anaheim Hotel (across the street from Disneyland) Featured Panels Welcome To The Jungle: David...
I'm heartbroken to report that Doreen Tracey, one of the original Disney Mouseketeers, has passed away. Doreen became a friend while working on a charity event and we remained in contact, with her frequently contacting me to suggest something she...
Today's Disneyland update was going to be about huge crowds this past holiday season. But given Disneyland's announcement yesterday, it's now going to be mostly about massive crowds coming later this winter and spring as a new round of...
Yesterday we began our look back at Disneyland in 2017 (Part One HERE). It was a dazzling list of projects and events. But that was only half the year. Let's jump to July of last year . . ....
Happy New Year one and all. We hope your 2018 is off to a great start. As we look forward to amazing new things in the coming year, let's take a moment to reflect on 2017 and a whirlwind...
Robot Trump has landed in the Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom. And while nearly everything involving our current Commander in Chief has proven controversial, one wouldn't expect the Disney theme parks to end up in the middle...
Major projects are being prepped for early January construction at Disney California Adventure. They just need to get through a much busier than planned holiday season first. As annual pass block outs hit the resort, Disney expected at least...
Happy Holiday's everyone! Greetings from the Happiest Place On Earth. Everything may look shiny, merry and bright . . . but this holiday is all about Star Wars. Let's take a quick look around the park and see what's new and...
Star Wars: The Last Jedi began showing in select locations on Thursday to sold-out crowds. The film opens in wide-release today. But nowhere was the celebration more festive than in Disney's own theater in Hollywood, the El Capitan. Fueled by...
Disney has finally inked a deal with 21st Century Fox to acquire assets including Fox's film and television studios, cable networks, international TV assets, and Fox's interest in the Hulu streaming service. Bob Iger will extend his contract with Disney...
What a fun week at Disneyland, crowded but festive. We have all sorts of things to show you, from popcorn buckets to holiday treats, but it was Chris Hemsworth (Thor himself) who stole the show this week.
It's the hap-happiest time of the year as the Disney theme parks unveil their holiday offerings for 2017. But that's not the only jingle jangle for this show. We have the rundown on all the big new attractions set...
We have magic for you today folks. A double feature of different ways that Universal Studios is touching hearts this holiday season. Part one is a delightful surprise you'll want to take the whole family to see, and part...