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Monday, July 24, 2017

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DoomBuggies Spook Show #14: The Hat Box Ghost, The Ghost Host, and the Queen...

Bridget Marquardt, the "Queen of Halloween," joins this jam-packed holiday edition of the DoomBuggies Spook Show to share some tips for celebrating Halloween as we dive into the fall season. Imagineer Daniel Joseph joins...

Disneyland raises prices again as it prepares to close major attractions for Star Wars...

It was a huge news week for Disneyland, as rumors hit the web early last week of major changes coming to Disneyland's Rivers of America as part of the park's upcoming Star Wars-themed expansion....

Mousetalgia Podcast 363: Author interviews – Cleaning the Kingdom and The Disney Book

It's a week of Mousetalgia book reports! First, Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, authors of "Cleaning the Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt's Dream Spotless" join Mousetalgia to talk about their new book, which...

In The Parks – Riding the River to the Back Woods of Disneyland

The spooky season is well under way at Disneyland and we aren't just talking about pumpkins on Main Street. This week brought news that Disney will soon be rerouting the Rivers of America, as...

Yesterland: Disneyland Hotel – Then & Now, Part 1

Disneyland Hotel historian Don Ballard has an amazing collection of photos from the decades when the Hotel was owned by Wrather Corporation. Don recently challenged Werner Weiss to use some of them for a...

MiceAge Update – Star Wars Brings Big Changes and Reduced River

Star Wars Land construction is on the way this winter, and it’s promising to force some big changes to Disneyland’s sleepy northwest corner. Here’s a quick update to recap some of the recent public...

Mousetalgia Podcast 362: Jungle Cruise breakfast; CHOC Walk; Aladdin

Let's talk CHOC: it's not too late to get involved with the 2015 CHOC Walk in the Park, the time-honored fundraiser coming to Disneyland Resort Oct. 11. Zach Abrams from CHOC joins Mousetalgia to...

Yesterland: Fort Wilderness on Tom Sawyer Island

Fort Wilderness is built from actual logs. The materials give the fort an authentic look. Wood requires care to protect it from the elements and from termites. It’s a good thing this park is...

Mousetalgia Podcast 361: Walt Disney on PBS; Force Friday

Team Mousetalgia discusses "American Experience: Walt Disney," and we offer our first impressions and questions - then we welcome Disney historian Joseph Titizian back to the show for a balanced critical perspective on the...

Disneyland “falls” into the off-season with crowds, heat, and Halloween Time

This weekend's heatwave didn't slow down crowds from hitting the parks en masse for this year's Dapper Day event, the on-going 60th Anniversary celebration and the popular Halloween Time offerings. Temperatures hit 90 on...

Yesterland: The Inn At The Park

It’s been a long day. You’re tired, so you decide to spend the night nearby. You use a convenient pay phone at the park exit to call the Disneyland Hotel. But—sorry—there are no vacancies...

Disneyland scales back Halloween Time as Disney California Adventure prepares for more ‘Frozen’

Disneyland's popular Halloween Time is back for its annual run. The offerings are a bit scaled back this year but marquee offerings such as Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy are...

Mousetalgia Podcast 360: Star Wars Land; Peter Renaday

Mousetalgia jumps to the Outer Rim this week to talk about Star Wars Land, and we offer our take on the recent news about the planned 14-acre galactic space port. We discuss how guests...

Voices of Disney Parks (from Scare LA 2015)

On the weekend of August 8 and 9, 2015, Scare LA, once again, graced Southern California with its spooky goodness and creepy enthusiasm, but this time in Pasadena, CA. The podcast below is the first of...

Fab News: Disney Everything Everywhere

That's Not Frozen Fever Some unintended excitement came to the future home of Anna, Elsa and their friends in the form of a small fire yesterday at Epcot. The fire started in a construction area...

Disneyland Halloween Time Launches This Week as Summer Comes to an End

Hello and welcome to a Monday edition of In The Parks at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.  It's a mellow time at the resort as the Diamond Celebration at Disneyland continues and the summer...

Disney’s New Orleans Square vs. the Real Big Easy

When Walt Disney first opened Disneyland, he exposed people to a world of imagination and days gone by. The park, divided into different lands, set the stage for future amusement parks, and is still...

Yesterland: DCA Then & Then & Now – Grizzly Peak Airfield

Two years ago, Yesterland ran comparison photos of Condor Flats in its early years and 2013. Condor Flats is now Grizzly Peak Airfield—so Yesterland added a third photo for each subject. It’s a dramatic...

Summer comes to a close as Halloween Time moves in at Disneyland

Disneyland is enjoying what's left of its brief off-season between the end of summer and the start of the popular Halloween Time season. Guests should dial back their Halloween Time expectations this year...

Mousetalgia Podcast 358: D23 Expo 2015 – Panels & Presentations

Join Team Mousetalgia on another in-depth look at the 2015 D23 Expo, including a closer look at the Walt Disney Archives exhibition and a few of the panels and presentations. First, we talk about...