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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Getting to Know Imagineer Steve Davison

Imagineers do the things that we, the fans, can only dream of.  They are paid to devise immersive new shows and attractions designed to delight us. They travel the world on research trips to...

The Haunted Mansion Show: Hopping Mad

Easter at Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom, and a decree has been passed that every area of the Kingdom must celebrate. This includes the old Haunted Mansion at New Orleans Square, which is Hopping Mad...

Dressing Up for Mickey: Disney Halloween Party Tips

Fall in is full swing at the Disney Parks, and the Halloween parties are one of the most fun events of the season!  While guests can show up sans costume, I think part of...

Ride and Slide into Knotts Berry Farm

Today we take a stroll through Knott's Berry Farm for a quick update. Visitors are clearly enjoying the affordable admission, fun rides, amazing food and entertainment at the park. Speaking of great deals, Knott's...

Universal Orlando keeps the Day Show Going, Night Show Scary

Universal Orlando is pulling triple duty at the moment as they are performing two shows at once.  In the day, they are an operating theme park, at night they are a horrifying Halloween experience,...

Disney World’s New Le Fou’s Brew at Gaston’s Tavern

Please welcome MiceChat's newest contributor, Kandy Sparkles, and her column, Mice Munchies. She'll be focusing on the delicious side of Disney World. Today, she examines Disney's answer to Universal's Butter Beer. Drink up! The newly...

Blurring the Mechanical Line: GHP’s New Animatronic Head Offers a Glimpse Into the Future...

Howdy everyone—July was an exciting month for us at Garner Holt Productions, Inc. (GHP): in the middle of the month, GHP was on hand at the D23 Expo to share some of our work...

Real Buildings that Inspired Disney MGM Studios, Part 4

A few years ago, Werner Weiss published a three-part series, “Real Buildings that Inspired Disney MGM Studios.” The park is now Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but it was Disney-MGM Studios when these replicas were designed...

Christmas Town Sparkles At Busch Gardens Tampa

I recently had the opportunity to check out this year’s Christmas Town event at Busch Gardens Tampa. Now in its 3rd year, the park includes this special holiday offering with daytime admission this year....

Disney Avenue Podcast – Exploring the Designs of Kile Ozier

On this episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast, Dusty Sage joins host Keith Michael Mahne for a fantastic interview with the wonderful Kile Ozier! For over 25 years, Kile has been masterfully creating and...

A Trip Back in Time to Olde Virginia, Part Two

Here's Part Two of Scarlett Stahl's pilgrimage to Olde Virginia. You can get caught up with Part One HERE ...Rick TAKE ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINNY, PART TWO By Scarlett Stahl I belong to the Frances...

Disneyland at 60: Four Leadership Gems from the Founder of the Disney University

Please help us welcome Doug Lipp to MiceChat. You might recognize the name. Doug is a highly sought after business consultant, public speaker and author who worked for many years at the Disney University...

Animal Kingdom Construction Mania

This week, we’re taking a look at the many construction walls throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom. From the Tree of Life to the far end of Expedition Everest, we see that this is a park...

Disneyland Inspiration

I would assume that most people who read MiceChat (especially those reading Samland) are the type who visit the Disney parks more frequently than the average guest. Just a wild guess. With that in...

Yesterland: “Disneyland One Year Old”

It’s almost the 60th anniversary of the first anniversary of Disneyland. Okay, that’s just another way to say the 61st anniversary, but this article is an updated “rerun” of a 2007 Yesterland article featuring...

Window to the Magic – MORE SPOILERS: “Diamond T Party & World of Color:...

Paul, and his walking angel Wendy, take a trip into Disney California Adventure to share with you the excitement of the updated "Diamond T Party and completely new "World of Color: Celebrate! The World...

Street Drum Corps Presents Blood Drums

With the opening of Knott's Scary Farm upon us it seems appropriate to cover one of HAUNT's most exciting offerings; Blood Drums, presented by Street Drum Corps. This high-energy street drum ensemble has been...

Knott’s Renovating Ghostrider and removing Screamin’ Swing

Today Knotts Berry Farm quietly announced plans to close the celebrated wooden coaster, Ghostrider, for an extensive refurbishment.  They have also announced plans to remove Screamin' Swing, the up-charge attraction, from Calico Square. All...

Walt Disney World for Grownups

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I hopped a plane from the Sooner State for a week of kid-free fun at the Most Magical Place on Earth?  Well, it turned out to be...

Through the Mysterious Doorway of Disneyland’s Club 33

Once upon a time there was a very secret society within the earthen berm that surrounds Disneyland. Very few knew the actual number of members and the cost to join was quoted in terms...