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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.
We were feeling nostalgic this week and decided to catch a showing of Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular in honor of the late Robin Williams. We then mosey through Disney California Adventure in an attempt to solve a number of...
Down on the farm there's plenty a-happenin'. Knott's is planning a big Labor Day celebration on the last day of August including fireworks!  You also still have a chance to catch the Snoopy Unleashed show and Boomtown before they...
What does Garner Holt have to do with Halloween?  Plenty. He may run the leading animatronics design company in the business, but he really cut his teeth in horror! Garner had the honor of closing out the Scare LA...
SIx Flags Magic Mountain is entering into the final week of operation for what is arguably the second most iconic roller coaster in the park, Colossus. We'll also give you an update on Ninja, take a look at the...
Refurbishments on Main Street, new arcades, turnstiles and more as we begin this In The Parks Disneyland update. The Haunted Mansion is celebrating 45th years of scares and we'll fill you in on what's in store for you (or...
Do you hear that faint noise in the distance? The sound of fog machines hissing, filling the air thick with a murky haze. The deep growl of monsters and the shrill screams of their victims. Halloween Season is coming...
Universal Studios Hollywood is abuzz with exciting construction projects. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is on track for a 2016 opening. Coming next year is the Fast and Furious Supercharged addition to the World Famous Studio Tour. Plus,...
  Don’t be alarmed next weekend if you see demons or zombies in downtown Los Angeles; it’s not the Apocalypse – it’s ScareLA! Now in its second year, ScareLA is a large-scale convention held each August for Halloween fans, professional...
A quiet week at the Disneyland Resort allows us to stroll and bring you a photo-filled update from both parks.  Yes, Club 33 has opened.  But now that it is all squared away, for the most part, construction walls...
Today we take a stroll through Knott's Berry Farm for a quick update. Visitors are clearly enjoying the affordable admission, fun rides, amazing food and entertainment at the park. Speaking of great deals, Knott's has unveiled a new ticket...
On our way into Universal Studios this week to take photos for yesterday's construction update, we passed through CityWalk as we always do. It suddenly dawned on us that, while delightful, we rarely ever talk about this shopping and...
Universal Studios Hollywood is a movie studio, theme park and family attraction in a state of masive transformation. Springfield continues to take shape across the midway from The Simpsons Ride. Meanwhile, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is working...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DISNEYLAND! Disneyland hits a milestone today as it turns 59 years old. Disneyland is a pure original. The park Walt Disney had designed and built out of personal passion has gone on to spawn four additional Magic Kingdoms...
The Disneyland Resort survived the 4th of July with ease as low crowd levels made the holiday weekend an absolute dream for those with access to the park. Meanwhile, a brand new type of interactive park experience launched this...
On Monday, July 7th, the Ninja coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain partially derailed when the suspended coaster struck a tree that had fallen against the track.  The first car, containing 4 passengers, was derailed but did not fall...
A long time ago, near Venice Beach California, a fascinating theme park rose from the water.  Its name was Pacific Ocean Park.  "POP" (pronounced "pee-oh-pee"), as it was soon nicknamed, was a joint venture between CBS and Santa Anita...
It's a big, bold and patriotic weekend at the Disneyland Resort.  Alice in Wonderland, the classic Fantasyland dark ride, finally reopened after a long 6 month refurbishment.  Is it as good or better than it was before? We'll show...
I've just returned from the Farm and boy are they pulling out all the stops this summer.  As you know, they have recently renovated another one of their major classic attractions, the Calico Mine Ride.  But there is much...
Summer is officially underway at the Disneyland Resort. The SoCal annual passes are now blocked out until the end of August. 4th of July festivities are about to ignite park attendance. And a power surge shuts down much of...
On a dark soundstage deep inside the Warner Bros. Studio lot a lone Bat signal sat waiting in the dark.  It would soon shine its beacon to signal the caped crusader to the to open a major new exhibit....