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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]
One week it's Christmas, the next it's not. Most of Disneyland Resort's holiday decorations have been removed, some refurbishments are popping up and there's a beloved old friend returning to Main Street USA. The Star Wars Half-Marathon was Friday,...
On the heels of yesterday's MiceAge rumor update mentioning Bob Chapek's drive to increase up-charges at the Disney parks, the company has announced that a new $10/day "MaxPass" will be added to the resort options soon. Later this year, we...
Have you made a New Year Resolution? If you were able to make one for Disneyland, what would it be? Yesterday was the last day for the holiday season at the Disneyland Resort. Today's Disneyland Photo Update takes a look...
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. 2016 was a year of celebrations and grief. When you look back, it's amazing how many changes can happen in just one short year. 2016 brought a...
It's a sad but somewhat exciting start to the new year as the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ends its run at Disney California Adventure today to make way for a new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction. We'll take...
Christmas has become big business for the theme parks. What was once considered the "off season" is now the top draw of the year, with record crowds often recorded in the weeks leading up to New Years Eve. Dusty...
Southern Californians are lucky folks, especially at the holidays. We may not have snow, but we sure do have a lot of choices for where to find some amazing holiday cheer. Disneyland has the dazzle, Universal has the Hollywood...
Oh Grinchmas tree, oh Grinchmas tree, you are so bright and lovely. Oh Grinchmas tree, oh Grinchmas tree, shine your light and bring us glee. It's Grinchmas time in Hollywood as Universal Studios pulls out all the stops to make...
Holiday insanity has returned to the Disneyland Resort. The happiest season of all is also the most crowded at Disneyland, and this week drove that point home with packed conditions at the resort. There's also some wacky news from...
Universal Studios has released initial information on immersive new lands and attractions themed around Nintendo's rich characters and environments. While no specific information was given on exactly where or when these new lands would be built, theme parks rarely...
Get a first hand account of what is sure to be the attraction of the year and the best "Soarin'" style ride ever built - Wings over Washington. Plus, Walt Disney's Los Feliz, Sponge Bob 4D and solving Dusty's...
Twas the week before Halloween and all through the park, the guests were all queuing and the lines hit high marks. The pumpkins were nestled all snug in the hub while Christmas creep began with holiday grub. It's that time...
Every once in a while an event comes along which is both amazing and benefits a great cause. On Oct 22nd, the Walt Disney Birthplace will offer a tour of Walt Disney's Los Feliz, CA to bring attention to...
Howdy folks and welcome back to the Monday MiceChat Disneyland Photo Update. You can't escape Halloween at this time of year, so hopefully you aren't afraid of pumpkins.  I'll share today's update in the order I shot it. Consider...
Our friend from France, Max Fan, has sent a new update from Disneyland Paris. Lots of glorious photos and video from the park! Hello everyone, here’s some quick but great news for this weekend! Halloween season has returned to Disneyland...
Just when you think there's nothing new left to talk about from the Disneyland Resort, new surprises pop up to keep the conversation pump primed. This week brings some old favorites, such as Star Wars land construction and Halloween...
It's time to venture into the dimly lit fog of theme park Halloween once again. The major parks have opened their Haunted attractions, monsters roam the streets, and guests line up in droves (take my money please) to be...
Universal Studios Hollywood is off to an amazing start for their 2016 Halloween Horror Nights event. The first two weekends completely sold out. If you are thinking about attending for an upcoming weekend, know that demand will only increase...
UPDATE and EDITOR'S NOTE: Since we first published this article, Knott's has closed their Fear VR attraction due to pressure from an ultra-conservative religious group on the grounds that it is offensive to those with mental disorders. Many Knott's...
Believe it or not, we are in a mad dash leading up to Disneyland's busiest days of the year. Halloween parties will soon begin and will be followed immediately by Christmas. Over the last several years, Halloween and Christmas...