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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]
We've all heard stories of World Showcase pavilions that were conceptualized but never built. The story of the proposed Equatorial Africa Pavilion is fascinating because plans for this pavilion made it so far through the imagineering process before being...
The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is chugging away as "the little park that could." Park management announced its second profitable year a row and celebrated with plans for a third 750-room hotel to accommodate an expected uptick in attendance....
Excitement at the Disneyland Paris Resort is ramping up as the opening of the new Ratatouille attraction grows closer. At their recent annual meeting, stockholders were treated to a presentation on the attraction from Walt Disney Imagineering's Executive Vice...
Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings us an interview with Didier Ghez, author of the book Disney's Grand Tour. This new book is the result of Ghez' exhaustive research into this little known chapter in the...
The Annie Award is considered by many to be the animation industry's highest accomplishment. Presented since 1972 by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood, the Annie Award celebrates lifetime or career contributions to animation...
It looks like the Paramount theme park proposed for Murcia, Spain has received the green light from the money guys and will immediately begin construction. This park is thought by some to be a credible competitor to the Disneyland...
We're looking forward to the special MiceChat event with Disney Imagineer Tim Delaney in just a few days (see details at the end of this column).  On Saturday, we showed you Tim's amazing work on Disneyland Paris' Tomorrowland, today...
Several of our MiceChat columnists have shown us how Disney is celebrating the Chinese New Year in the parks this week. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog shows us how the Year of the Horse was celebrated...
On Saturday, February 8th, celebrated Disney Imagineer Tim Delaney will be giving a fascinating MiceChat exclusive presentation about the conception and construction of Disneyland Paris. There are just a few tickets left to this event and we have details...
There are lots of projects, big and small, going on at Disneyland Paris. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog updates us on the new stone temple rising at the Indiana Jones attraction, progress on the Ratatouille attraction,...
Here is an amazing article and tribute to Tom "Thor" Thordarson and his artwork for the Tokyo DisneySea Mysterious Island rides. After being Director of Attraction Development at MCA Universal Studios, Hollywood, Tom became a Disney Imagineer in the...
What could be more fun than a pirate-themed Christmas party with a group of Disney celebs? Scarlett Stahl reports from the home of Mark McKim, Disney Imagineer and consummate party host. ~~Rick A CALIFORNIA CHRISTMAS PARTY – DISNEY STYLE by ...
Today, Scarlett Stahl shares a very special visit she had with Maggie Richardson, legendary Imagineer Mary Blair's niece.  ~~Rick My Special Mary Blair Connection By Scarlett Stahl At Disney Legend Alice Davis’ 80th Birthday Party, I was fortunate to be seated at...
I apologize that we're a little late with our Weekend Update articles. I decided to do a close-up (really, really close-up) inspection of the sidewalks in downtown Oceanside on the day after Christmas – in other words, I tripped...
Scarlett Stahl's been off on one of her wonderful trips abroad again. This time she is generously sharing her experiences and photos from her trip to England! ~~Rick My Merry Olde Trip to England By Scarlett Stahl As my heritage is almost...
French theme park Futuroscope has debuted what is possibly the first theme park ride that whisks you through time on a toilet seat. Yep, you read that right. Here are the details... ~Rick Raving Rabbids Invade French Theme Park by...
Christmas cheer has broken out at the Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris and it looks like the Ratatouille Ride construction is coming right along. Alain Littaye of the Disney and More blog shares photos this week. ~~Rick Christmas Cheer...
Weekend Update reader and contributor igrules recently visited New York City on the inaugural New York City Dreams Tour with Adventures By Disney. She was kind enough to share her trip with us. ~~Rick Adventures by Disney has launched a...
It's always fun to hear about the Disney attractions that were never built – "the ones that got away" as it were. Only rarely do we get to see the actual renderings and concept art. In today's column, Alain...
Disneyland Paris has achieved another one of those Disney miracles and has transformed the resort from Halloween to Christmas in record time. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog shares a photo and video packed report that is...