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Norman Gidney

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Norman Gidney, also known as Fishbulb, has produced and edited many of the articles on MiceChat over the years.
The 60th anniversary of Disneyland Park is fast approaching and the clock is tick, tick, ticking down toward Summer 2015. There is currently a mad scramble to refurbish all of the major attractions so that they are firing on...
This is the MiceChat column you are looking for...  Today, In the Parks again takes over Dateline Disneyland's spot in the MiceChat schedule. Andy is in the middle of a big move and wasn't able to produce his normal Dateline update...
Gru has summoned MiceChat to Universal Studios Hollywood for a tour of his new lair.  Who were we to say no?  Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem is set to open in spring 2014 and we got an exclusive first look...
Happy Birthday Disney California Adventure!  This weekend, as MiceChat celebrates its 11th anniversary,  DCA turns 13 years old. We'll hold a scavenger hunt in the park to mark the occasion (see below). The park has never looked better and...
Yesterday, Knotts Berry Farm joined the fight agains breast cancer by teaming up with the Susan G. Komen foundation.  A wonderful event was held to mark the beginning of the relationship.  We'll also take you on a tour of...
It's time to say goodbye to January and hello the Chinese New Year this week at the Disneyland Resort.  The Year of the Horse bringing all sorts of multi-cultural fun to Disney California Adventure. If you'll be visiting California...
Disneyland in the off-season is a give and take situation. On the plus side, the parks are generally less crowded (though they were PACKED this past weekend due to the annual NAMM convention). But with the lower crowds comes...
Welcome back to the Disneyland Resort folks!  Last weekend was fairly busy in the parks for the holiday weekend and Tinker Bell half marathon. However, if you were lucky enough to stop by the parks during the middle of...
A few weeks ago a very special event was held at Knott's Berry Farm.  You see, the famous Calico Mine Ride was scheduled close on January 5th, 2014 for the most extensive refurbishment in its 53 years of operation....
What a difference a week makes.  The holiday crowds have vanished, making this a wonderful period to visit the Disneyland Resort. Attractions like Space Mountain and Indy rarely crest over a 30 minute wait during the day and there...
Hooray for Hollywood folks! While Disneyland has no major attraction projects under construction down in Anaheim, Universal Studios is wasting no time lining up projects for the next few years.  Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, Harry Potter, Springfield, and a...
Disneyland resort has moved into the off-season between New Years and Spring Break. This is a rare opportunity for you to enjoy the resort without oppressive crowds (mostly), but you'll also find it without quite a few attractions as...
All good things must come to an end.  It was a wildly successful season that saw insane crowd levels in both parks.  While Holidays at the Disneyland Resort ends Monday night, this weekend will be the final chance for...
Christmas may be over, but the holiday crowds are still growing at the Disneyland Resort. Club 33 is being expanded above New Orleans Square and we get a glimpse into the renovation. Have you noticed the Mickey and Friends...
Merry Christmas everyone and welcome to a mini holiday edition of our weekly Disney and Theme Park news Round Up. We hope your holiday has been a wonderful one.  If you have been a little busy getting ready for...
To all who come to this happy site - welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here fans relive fond memories of the past and here youth may savor the challenge of finding a solution for Tomorrowland. Disneyland is dedicated to...
There is a moment in the new Disney film, Saving Mr. Banks, where P.L. Travers, flawlessly played by Emma Thompson, is overcome with a new musical composition hammered out by the Sherman Brothers. She begins to sing along with...
Knott's Merry Farm has returned this year along with the wonderful Christmas Crafts Village and Santa's Cabin.  While we covered those offerings in a previous update, today we focus on the impressive line-up of top notch entertainment offerings during...
We've covered the parades, shows and changes in the parks this holiday season. Today we bring you a special photo report of Disneyland's beautiful Christmas lights from Fishbulb. Dateline Disneyland's Andy Castro takes a much-deserved...
Happy Friday folks!  Today's update is choc full of fun news and information from the Disneyland Resort.  To begin with, the Flower Market has returned to Main Street U.S.A. in what we are hoping is a permanent change.  They...