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DoomBuggies Spook Show #5: A conversation with Rolly Crump

In this episode, DoomBuggies talks to WED Imagineer Rolly Crump in an exclusive interview. Crump, who worked directly with Walt Disney in the conceptualization and design of Disneyland, was assigned to the development of...

Future WDW – A Vision of WDW’s 100th Anniversary

2071 is a long ways off. We are closer to WDW's birth in 1971 than to its 100th anniversary, and yet I'm struck by a desire to imagine the resort at that century mark....

Mousetalgia 275: Tinker Bell Half Marathon trip report

Mousetalgia talks RunDisney this week. Dave did the inaugural Tinker Bell 10K, and Becky wonders about some sweeping issues. Becky ran the half marathon, earning her own PR and discusses the course, the trials,...

The Haunted Mansion Show: Let’s Get Weird!

Step right up! Don't be afraid! On second thought, be very afraid! This week, the Ghost Host takes you on a trip to the "Museum of the Weird" as we pay tribute to legendary...

Marvel World: Seekers of the Weird

“Seekers of the Weird” is the first time we’ve seen a Disney Parks and Resorts property turned into a Marvel comic book series. Marvel has been creeping into the parks with comic book properties...

Disneyland Paris Temple of Peril Rebuilt in Stone

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,...

Magic Kingdom Update – Dwarfs, FastPass+, and Refurbs

FastPass+ and Mine Train progress dominate today's Magic Kingdom update. Refurbishments are to be found all over the park, but overall, things look really good at the moment. We have lots of photos for...

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...

What’s Your Perfect Disney Parks Bag?

Sometimes packing for a day in the Disney parks isn't, well, a walk in the park.  If touring with littles, you may be traveling with a pack full of diapers, snacks, bottles, etc.  If...

Disneyland French Market Review: Value Dining Options

Please give a warm MiceChat welcome to our newest columnist, Steven Johnson, who is a proud value traveler. He has to be, he's a starving student! There's a lot we all can learn from...

Final Disney Channel Rocks! Performance

In this listener request show, Jeremiah is on hand for the final performance of Disney Channel Rocks! at Disney Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. The sister of one of our listeners was in the...

Taking Stock: WDW Rumor Roundup

It's been a while since we've glanced at the current state of construction, renovation, and rumors at the WDW theme parks and resorts, so it's high time to see what's cooking--some of which is...

Big Thunder Mountain lights up, Mark Twain sets sail into the night and pixies...

Disneyland's off-season continues with winter refurbishments continuing in both theme parks. In Disneyland, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad has debuted a gorgeous and dramatic new lighting package as that attraction wraps up its year-long...

Disney Cast Blast Quick Bites

Today's Cast Blast is sort of a grab bag. We are sent small bits of info and stories from time to time that do not warrant an entire entry, so we thought we would...

Disney Imagineer Tom “Thor” Thordarson Journeys to the Center of the Earth

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...

Dateline Disney World: Avatar Breaks Ground and Spice Road Opens

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’ll be visiting both Animal Kingdom, where Avatar Land has finally broken ground and Epcot, where the new Spice Road restaurant has opened. There's a...

DCA Then & Now, Part 7: More Hollywood Land

This is the seventh (and final, for the time being) installment of Yesterland’s Disney California Adventure Then & Now series. Last time, we looked at Hollywood Blvd. Today we’ll look at more of what...

Billy Hill and the Hillbillies – The Final Curtain Call

In Part 2 of this series, Paul visits the Disneyland Resort and experiences the final 3 performances of Disneyland favorites... Billy Hill and the Hillbillies.  This show features a compilation of the 3 last...

DoomBuggies Spook Show #4: Top 10 Haunted Mansion-related questions

Welcome to episode number four of the DoomBuggies Spook Show, a podcast "dead-icated" to fans of Disney's Haunted Mansion attractions, and other spooky things. In this episode, we discuss a listener's "Top Ten Questions...

Billy Hill and the Hillbillies say good bye as Disneyland dives into refurbishment season

With the busy holiday season over Disneyland has now jumped into the winter off-season by taking care of refurbishment and construction projects around the parks. At Disneyland, the exclusive Club 33 has taken...