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Friday, July 28, 2017

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Step into Disneyland Railroad history as Star Wars Land construction gets underway

Walls have gone up in Critter Country and Frontierland as Disneyland gets started in earnest on its new 14-acre Star Wars-themed expansion. The first major step, besides reshuffling and moving backstage facilities, is...

Fab News: Good News for Walt Disney Imagineering

This is the week, for a decade or so, that me and my family would pack up and make the long, long flight from Honolulu to (usually) Chicago and then to Florida for ten...

Year in Review 2015: Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration dazzles as Star Wars prepares to bring...

Editor's Note, January 4, 2016: We're re-running Dateline Disneyland's 2016 Year-in-Review again today while Andy catches up after the holidays. But don't worry! A super-sized Dateline Disneyland will run tomorrow, Tuesday, January...

Disneyland increases security as Christmas crowds arrive

Hello, and a very Merry Christmas to you! Disneyland has beefed up security at its themes parks just in time for the final rush of holiday crowds. The increase in theme park...

Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke celebrates 90th birthday at Disneyland as Jedi train in...

Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday and invited everybody at Disneyland to join him. The Mary Poppins star was honored with a dedication of the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe,...

Candlelight sparkles during Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary as Luigi returns to Cars Land

Disneyland's traditional Candlelight Processional lit up the holiday season with four performances over the weekend. The long-running tradition re-tells the story of the first Christmas in a stunning show of light and music...

Fab News: Juicy Rumors, 3rd Park, Hotel Changes and New Parking

Enjoying the calm before the storm, MiceChatters? Only a few weeks until the D23 Expo! While we wait, let's see what's going on in the news AND rumors. You asked for dirt and I...

Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration continues as the park gets ready for more new summer magic

Disneyland continues to celebrate its big 60th Anniversary as the summer pushes forward. In both parks, work on new additions are underway. The extended refurbishment on Peter Pan's Flight will wrap up...

Disney raises ticket prices again as California Adventure celebrates Lunar New Year

Disneyland just got pricer! Disneyland quietly raised theme park admission prices across the board on Sunday, just nine months after the last price increase. The price hikes continue the Resort's aggressive pricing strategy,...

Luigi’s Flying Tires go flat in Cars Land as Sleeping Beauty Castle gets fresh...

Holiday crowds turned out for Valentine's Day and the long President's Day weekend as Disneyland continues various refurbishment and enhancement projects in both theme parks. In Disney California Adventure, Luigi's Flying Tires closes...

A Christmas World of Winter Fantasy Colored Dreams

***HEADPHONES STRONGLY SUGGESTED*** Paul returns to the Disneyland Resort once again to share more of the Merriest Season of all. Merry Christmas to you and yours from the entire WindowtotheMagic family. BE SURE TO COMMENT ABOUT...

Mousetalgia Podcast 317: Touring the parks with a 7-year-old; Big Hero 6 review

Touring the parks with a 7-year-old: this week, Team Mousetalgia discusses Jeff's recent trip to the park with his daughter as the parks unveil their holiday splendor. The decorations are up, the Frozen Christmas...

Jingle Jangle Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

The holiday season officially begins today at the Disneyland Resort.  Both parks are filled to the brim with more Christmas cheer than can be covered in a single update.  In a companion piece to...

MiceAge Update – Enhancements for Disneyland, Tire Replacement for DCA

The first week in October begins the new fiscal year for the Walt Disney Company, and for Disneyland Resort that almost always means projects either kick off or wrap up in order to satisfy...

The Disney EAR in Review – A Look Back at the First HALF of...

This week, Ricky Brigante (Inside the Magic) joins Paul Barrie (WindowtotheMagic) for our twice yearly discussion of EVERYTHING (literally) that has happened in the world of Disney.  This 3-HOUR LONG yap-a-thon shows just how...

Radiator Springs Racers Interior Queue Background Music Loop

Close your eyes and let your engines rev as we take a trip to Radiator Springs. Window to the Magic is the binaural journey into all things Disney.  Paul’s continues “May is Music Month” ...

Cars, East and West

Yesterland usually looks at things that are gone, but not today. This photo essay looks at how some of the same landmarks of Radiator Springs are represented at the delightful Cars wing of Disney’s...

Top Disneyland Freebies

As we discussed last week, a Disney trip is no small investment, but there are definitely a few reprieves for the wallet. Last time around, I gave you my favorite freebies at Walt Disney World,...

Radiator Springs Racers FASTPASS Distribution

A masterfully designed “vintage” neon sign reads “FASTPASS” horizontally across the top and “Distribution” vertically. Perfect! This must be the right place. And this must be the most elaborately themed FASTPASS distribution location anywhere.   Read...

Disneyland Frozen and Ready for Christmas

It's the holiday season, almost, at the Disneyland Resort. Two new princesses, Anna and Elsa from Disney Picture's upcoming animated feature (Frozen), have taken up residence in Fantasyland.  King Arthur Carousel has re-opened and...