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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]
This is your once in a lifetime opportunity to experience a practically perfect event with the LEGENDARY Dick Van Dyke at the Garner Holt Productions animation factory, November 4th, 2017.  The stars will shine bright as they come out...
What a strange week it has been at the Disneyland Resort.  Since our Monday Disneyland Update a lot has happened. Crowds have been insane, in part due to the Columbus Day holiday. Terrible nearby fires turned the sky to...
Hey howdy hey MiceChatters! Dusty Sage at your service. I'm writing this update in the middle of the night after 3 fun-filled days at the Disneyland Resort. You'll forgive me if I fall asleep mid-sentence. It could happen. Anything...
Did you catch the MiceAge Update on Tuesday? It seems that crowded feeling you were getting in the parks was actually record attendance for the resort. But it's for good reason . . . Halloween in both parks and...
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!...
Spooky greetings one and all. We find ourselves at a revitalized Disney California Adventure today. Halloween is the news of the day, but there's a lot more for us to look at. We'll also journey through Downtown Disney and...
We just returned from opening night of Knott's Scary Farm and it was an unbelievably entertaining evening. There are 9 mazes this year, 10 if you include the Log Ride overlay, and almost every one of them is a...
And other things that go bump in the night . . . Like sands through the hour glass, summer has slipped away and suddenly become Halloween! Pumpkins line Main Street USA at Disneyland and new Halloween treats have transformed Disney...
Halloween has arrived in Southern California and it's never been more twisted. The savage minds at Universal Studios Hollywood have crafted another Halloween Horror night filled with hit mazes based upon killer movie franchises, eight in all this year! Photographer...
Happy Halloween Time from Disneyland! While the official events and attraction overlays don't launch until this Friday the 15th, things already look quite festive. Today's update takes us down Main Street USA and into a world of yesterday, tomorrow...
This is a week of massive change for the Disneyland Resort. The last of the summer offerings, Summer of Heroes, ended on Sunday. This week will begin a mad dash to get Halloween up and running in time for...
This season for Knott's Scary Farm's Halloween Haunt has been brewing for 45 years. The park will feature 13 haunted mazes and attractions, including the farewell performance of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Knott’s Scary Farm will terrorize guests...
Summer of Heroes is in its final weeks as California Adventure prepares to scare up some new fall surprises. We'll take you through the park to see what's new, then we'll head out to Downtown Disney where huge changes...
Cowabunga dudes! Knott's Berry Farm has just announced a monster new coaster for summer 2018. The tallest, fastest, twistiest dive coaster in the West is now under construction on the Boardwalk, in the same location that Boomerang was once...
We have a show so big for you this month we had to do two episodes in one. We take a look at the MASSIVE enhancements and expansions at ALL of the Disney parks in the coming decade. Huge...
DCA may have the big new ride, Guardians of the Galaxy, but all the buzz is across the Esplanade at Disneyland for the return of the railroad and river. Still, there's quit a bit going on at Disney's California...
So much Disney controversy this month! Pirates of the Caribbean going PC, Trump on his way to the Hall of Presidents, and changes to Fantasmic. But it's not all angst and strife. Huge new attractions are on the way...
Welcome to Fantasmic! Tonight, our friend and host, Mickey Mouse, uses his vivid imagination to create magical imagery for all to enjoy. Nothing is more wonderful than the imagination—for in a moment, you can experience a beautiful fantasy or an exciting...
Heroes in Hollywood, patriotic bunting, and Halloween rumors are just a few of this week's topics. There's even a humorous little construction item. Let's start at the beginning . . . it's a very good place to start ....
I recently sat down with Jeffrey Epstein, Director of Corporate Communications at Disney, to discuss the upcoming D23 Expo in Anaheim scheduled for July 14th through 16th. The biennial Disney fan event has become a phenomenon since it made its...