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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.
Happy Friday everyone and welcome to a Disneyland Resort edition of In The Parks!  There is plenty to see around the resort this week as Disneyland prepares for the upcoming 60th anniversary while simultaneously celebrating Halloween Time.  The refurbishments...
Knott's Scary Farm has been in the business of haunted themed event entertainment longer than any other theme park in the business.  With 41 years of Halloween Haunts under their belt, the original has plenty of experience and a...
Hello one and all!  It's time for another Disneyland Resort update. Today we are on the verge of some pretty interesting things happening at the Happiest Place on Earth. To begin with, the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage will be...
The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor will soon be landing on the shores of Long Beach to take over the historic nautical landmark, transforming it into a world class haunt event. The creative forces behind Dark Harbor have worked very...
Universal Studios Hollywood has kicked off Halloween Horror Nights, beginning a reign of terror that will span a record 22 nights from now until November 2nd. Unique to Hollywood's incarnation of Horror Nights is the awards event known at...
It was a scorcher this week at Knott's Berry Farm.  Temperatures hovered in the triple digits on the day we visited and only the most persevering thrill seekers dared brave the relentless heat. Despite the insane mercury levels, we...
There was quite a bit happening at the Disneyland Resort this week.  Halloween Time is back in business at Disneyland and festivities abound.  This week, we take in more of the wonderful Halloween Time decor and look at the...
Tucked behind a massive backdrop on the Universal Studios Hollywood Backlot lies the new Halloween maze, From Dusk Till Dawn. Based mainly on the new television show running on the El Rey network, From Dusk Till Dawn is being...
This year MiceChat is celebrating Halloween in the biggest way ever with 6 major events to die for.  The trademark essentials like the VIP treatment, Front of the line access, and delicious food are the hallmarks of a frightfully...
It's Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort and everything's coming up pumpkins. With the festivities comes the Main Street Pumpkin Festival, the wonderful Ghost Galaxy layover of Space Mountain, the classic Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay of Haunted Mansion, the Halloween...
Every year Universal Studios Hollywood holds a special star-studded ceremony to kick off their annual Halloween Horror Nights event. The Eyegore Awards honors the top achievements in the horror genre while serving as the launch for the park's wildly...
It's construction central at Universal Studios Hollywood. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has nearly one third of the theme park space behind construction walls as multiple projects continue. Both Fast and Furious Supercharged and the addition of the...
On a sweltering August afternoon in an average industrial park in Glendale, California, a nefarious plan to scare the bejesus out of people was underway.  Early for a meeting, I entered the building and found a bohemian group of creatives...
It will be a big party on the farm this weekend as Knott's Berry Farm will hold it's annual Labor Day Weekend BBQ and party.  From now through to Monday, September 1st, Knott's Berry Farm is offering   live...
It's time to jump into fun at the Disneyland resort as we traverse Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in a search for news you can use.  Yes, Halloween is beginning to creep into the park, with the first signs...
Six Flags Magic Mountain has announced its future plans for the iconic Colossus coaster. The self proclaimed “Thrill Capital of the World” is planning to converting the classic woody into  Twisted Colossus, a world–record–breaking hybrid coaster with a four–minute journey through...
The Empty Grave Haunted attraction is an annual Southern California staple that MiceChat has been following for years. Designer Mike Talorico's creations have become known for their inventive layout and homespun charm while still maintaining a high standard of...
This week Six Flags Magic Mountain held a press conference to make a major announcement about the 2014 edition of their Fright Fest Halloween event.  The thrill park has been very keen on taking a bite out of the...
There is so much happening all at once here at Universal Studios Hollywood that it's tough to keep up.  But we'll do our best to bring you the latest news and info from this fast-changing park. Prepping for the...
Last weekend, August 9th and 10th, a frightfully fun convention was held in Los Angeles. Scare LA is a large-scale convention held each August for Halloween fans, professional haunters, and anyone in between that loves everything associated with the...