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Disney News

Fab News: Staggs is Out, The Doctor is in

We have a lot of news for you today. First up is the surprise announcement that Tom Staggs is departing Disney. It's a move that throws everything we thought about who would replace Iger...

Tom Staggs Steps Down as Disney COO

In a shocking bit of news, Tom Staggs is stepping down as Disney COO. Tom was being groomed to take over as Disney CEO when Bob Iger's contract ends. This leaves succession wide open,...

Fab News: Aeronautics, Machinations, Expositions and Masterpieces.

Does it seem like everything is coming up Star Wars these days? It's the movie that ate the universe and I've got some fun new Star Wars news for you today. We've also got...

Disney News Round Up: Budget Cuts, Wizards, and Trip Reports

MiceChat Round Up April will be the beginning of an interesting time period at the Disneyland resort. If you missed the latest MiceAge Update, we learned that due to Shanghai Disneyland's much talked about delays...

Fab News: The Secrets of Star Wars and of Shelly

New Teaser for Secrets of The Force Awakens: Deleted Scenes: Kylo Ren visits the Milennium Falcon, Maz Kanata uses The Force (she says she's not a Jedi, but she never said she wasn't Force-sensitive!) and...

Disney News Round Up: Spring and Crowds are in the Air!

MiceChat Round Up Spring is officially here and brings with it renewal, beautiful new colors and smells. Area theme parks are celebrating Spring with new attractions and events and will see heavy crowds for both...

Fab News: Maz-Berries-Chopper Base and Are You Ready to Rally?

Lupita Nyong'o Shares Some Maz Love, Plus Emoji! One of the complaints about The Force Awakens that I heard from someone was: I could tell that Rey wasn't talking to anyone. She was just staring...

Fab News: Berry Fun, Star Wars and SeaWorld Splashdown

There's some big items to share in Today's Fab News. SeaWorld is ending its captive breeding program, Marvel is moving at the Disneyland Resort, Star Wars everything, and winners of our Boysenberry contest!

Disney News Round Up: Price Hikes to Boysenberry!

MiceChat Round Up  With St Patrick's Day tomorrow March 17th, we couldn't feel more lucky about all the great food related events happening both Thursday and in the coming weeks and month! Of course, Downtown...

Fab News: So Much Star Wars, But Other Stuff Too!

A VERY IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT CONTENT/COMMENTS TODAY: One of today's news items is about some Star Wars Episode VIII filming photos. These photos show scenes, characters, sets, costumes and may give away situations in the...

Fab News: Of Journeys, Homes and Castles

This week marks 100 days until the opening of Shanghai Disneyland, plus there's all sorts of fun and fascinating things going on as groundbreaking draws closer for Star Wars Land, Brad Pitt signs on...

Disney News Round Up: New Rides, New Ships, New Podcasts

MiceChat Round Up Last Thursday, March 3 in chilly Chicago, Illinois, the Walt Disney Company held its annual stockholder meeting. Several exciting announcements were delivered: 2 new ships will be added to the Disney cruise...

Fab News: The Force Awakens, Power Up Again, Moving Heroes and More

Hello MiceChatters and Fabanistas! There's a whole slew of great news going on, and today's Fab News just touches the surface of some of it. Knott's Annual Boysenberry Festival is just around the corner,...

Fab News EXTRA: Two New Ships!

From Disney Cruise Line: (emphasis in bold mine) The leader in family cruising will grow its award-winning fleet with imaginative innovations that are uniquely fun and distinctly Disney CHICAGO (March 3, 2016) – The Walt Disney Company...

Fab News: Food, Wine, Gaming and Star Wars Filming

March came in like a very sheepish lion here in SoCal, which is nice, because as soon as I got over pneumonia, I came down with bronchitis. More bed rest, but I'm not going...

Disney News Round Up: Surging into a Hot Summer !

MiceChat Round Up A new Demand based or Surge pricing structure was implemented at Disney Parks, on both Coasts, Sunday February 28th. When Disneyland opened in 1955, it cost $1.00 to enter the park, with...

Fab News: Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters are Dancing Their Way into DCA

There is so much for me to geek out over today. Luigi's Flying Tires is gone, but the adorable car is returning to DCA on Monday with his new attraction, Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, and...

Remembering Our Friend, Disneylander Jack Lindquist

This morning, we learned that our friend, Jack Lindquist, died. And by "our", I don't mean just those of us who were lucky enough to have been able to meet him, talk with him,...

Adam Sanderson – Head of D23 – Departing Disney

The affable Adam Sanderson, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications for the Walt Disney Company and head of D23, will soon be departing the company after 19 years of service to pursue new opportunities....

Fab News – May The Blocks Be With You

Happy Thursday! I hope you're all having a fabulous week. It's looking more and more like spring here in Southern California, when it's not feeling like summer! This edition of Fab News is chock...