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Rick has been a long term MiceChat author and co-founder of the Weekend Update. You will often find Rick in the position of "Greeter" at official events due to his warm and welcoming spirit. If you've got photos, news or trip reports to share, Rick would love to hear from you: [email protected]
I can't believe it has been nine years since we dreamed up the concept of "Sip and Nibble" as we strolled around Epcot's Food and Wine Festival during the very first Micechat Walt Disney World Invasion. We have refined...
Spring is in the air at Disneyland Paris, and Max from DLP Welcome has news and a behind-the-scenes look at the Swing Into Spring celebration. --Rick Disneyland Paris Swings Into Spring by Max, DLP Welcome On Tuesday, February 24th, Disneyland Paris...
Here's another great photo update from Disneyland Paris Resort, courtesy of Max and DLPWelcome. ~~Rick At Discoveryland, scaffoldings have covered Videopolis and Nautilus. The trees around Space Mountain Mission 2 were cut. The dome is seriously dirty, fortunately everything will be...
Here's part two of our beautiful photo tour of Seoul, South Korea thanks to Toby Johnson. If you recall, Toby took several of the courtesy tours that are offered out of the Incheon Airport while on a layover flying...
We have a beautiful photo tour of Seoul, South Korea this weekend courtesy of Toby Johnson. Toby covered a lot of ground in the beautiful city while on a layover flying home from Hong Kong. So much ground, in...
Here's part three of our "Disneyland History Through Post Cards" series. This time we're taking a look at the motels of West Katella Avenue. ~~Rick Islander Motel 424 West Katella Avenue Too bad the awesome tiki-style sign was lost to the "Anaheim...
Disneyland Paris officials have now made it official. The Ratatouille Ride at Walt Disney Studios will open this summer on July 10th. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings us the official press release. ~~Rick It's Official! Disneyland...
Workers at Disneyland Paris' Magic Kingdom are rushing to finish various refurbishment projects prior to the busy summer season. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings us a new update with photos. ~~Rick Disneyland Paris Prepares for Busy...
The clock is ticking on the completion of Disneyland Paris' Ratatouille Ride. In this latest update, Alain Littaye brings us photos showing just how close the ride is to completion. Park managers are fine tuning the attraction – going...
Disneyland Paris is preparing for the busy season and refurbishments can be seen all over the park. Alain Littaye of the Disneyandmore blog brings us his latest report. ~~Rick Refurbishments as Disneyland Paris Prepares for Summer by Alain Littaye Disneyandmore Blog We have...
I had some nice feedback last week for my first article on the history of Anaheim motels surrounding the Disneyland Resort by using postcard images and Google Street View. Today we continue to investigate the motels on Harbor Boulevard....
We have some Disneyland-related postcards for you this week, but this time there's a twist. What follows are images of postcards from the Anaheim motels that surrounded Disneyland (not yet the Disneyland Resort). For each property represented here, we...
We have been bringing you regular progress reports on the Disneyland Paris Resort's newest attraction – Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy (Ratatouille: the Totally Zany Adventure of Remy). Today it's Disney's turn to reveal the interiors of the...
MAGIC COLOR FLAIR the world of MARY BLAIR by Scarlett Stahl Tuesday, March 11, 2014, was the date for the invitation-only dedication of the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco's Presidio. The...
Beautiful spring weather set the stage for an outdoor wedding as Pocahontas wed John Rolfe in the 400th anniversary reenactment of the historic Jamestowne nuptials. Scarlett Stahl takes us there and reveals her very special connection to this important...
Spring has sprung at the Disneyland Resort Paris and park managers have mounted quite an impressive ode to the season with their Swing into Spring entertainment. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings us wonderful photos and...
It's A Small World will celebrate its 50th anniversary on April 10, 2014. In honor of this auspicious occasion, here are some postcard images that have celebrated the attraction through the years. ~~Rick Note that in the following two postcards,...
The Ratatouille Ride is quickly moving into the home stretch as Disney Imagineers add the final touches to their latest creation. Alain Littaye brings us a pictorial progress report. ~~Rick Ratatouille Ride Progress Report by Alain Littaye Disney and more...
One way we can learn about Disneyland history is by looking at the postcards that have been sold in the park through the years. Before his untimely passing in 2012, our friend Ken Eslick encouraged us to share his...
Favorable weather is smiling upon the contractors for Disneyland Paris' new Ratatouille attraction. Record temperatures in Paris will help Disney deliver this new ride in mid-July. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog has photos and video. ~~Rick Disneyland...