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Sunday, June 25, 2017

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In the Parks: Disneyland Refurb Tango

The 60th anniversary of Disneyland Park is fast approaching and the clock is tick, tick, ticking down toward Summer 2015. There is currently a mad scramble to refurbish all of the major attractions so...

Disneyland Update and MiceChat Anniversary Recap

This is the MiceChat column you are looking for...  Today, In the Parks again takes over Dateline Disneyland's spot in the MiceChat schedule. Andy is in the middle of a big move and wasn't able to...

A Look inside Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios Hollywood

Gru has summoned MiceChat to Universal Studios Hollywood for a tour of his new lair.  Who were we to say no?  Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem is set to open in spring 2014 and we...

In The Parks: California Adventure Turns 13, Tomorrowland Films, Disneyland Refurbs A-Plenty

Happy Birthday Disney California Adventure!  This weekend, as MiceChat celebrates its 11th anniversary,  DCA turns 13 years old. We'll hold a scavenger hunt in the park to mark the occasion (see below). The park...

Knotts Berry Farm Update: Refurbishments and the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Yesterday, Knotts Berry Farm joined the fight agains breast cancer by teaming up with the Susan G. Komen foundation.  A wonderful event was held to mark the beginning of the relationship.  We'll also take...

In The Parks – Chinese New Year and Disneyland Resort Update

It's time to say goodbye to January and hello the Chinese New Year this week at the Disneyland Resort.  The Year of the Horse bringing all sorts of multi-cultural fun to Disney California Adventure....

Disneyland Update – Big Thunder Mountain Delay

Welcome back to the Disneyland Resort folks!  Last weekend was fairly busy in the parks for the holiday weekend and Tinker Bell half marathon. However, if you were lucky enough to stop by the...

Universal Studios Hollywood Gearing Up For Harry Potter And Springfield

Hooray for Hollywood folks! While Disneyland has no major attraction projects under construction down in Anaheim, Universal Studios is wasting no time lining up projects for the next few years.  Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem,...

Disneyland Can Breathe Again

Disneyland resort has moved into the off-season between New Years and Spring Break. This is a rare opportunity for you to enjoy the resort without oppressive crowds (mostly), but you'll also find it without...

So Long Subs – A Farewell Update from the Disneyland Resort

All good things must come to an end.  It was a wildly successful season that saw insane crowd levels in both parks.  While Holidays at the Disneyland Resort ends Monday night, this weekend will...

There is Still Time to have a SeaWorld San Diego Style Christmas

We’re back with an all-new update from SeaWorld San Diego! Today we’ll be taking a look at the extravagant SeaWorld Christmas Celebration event that runs through January 4th. This event is by far the one I...

Knotts Merry Farm and MiceChat New Year’s Eve Special Event

Knott's Merry Farm has returned this year along with the wonderful Christmas Crafts Village and Santa's Cabin.  While we covered those offerings in a previous update, today we focus on the impressive line-up of...

Disneyland Resort Holiday Frolic and Flowers

Happy Friday folks!  Today's update is choc full of fun news and information from the Disneyland Resort.  To begin with, the Flower Market has returned to Main Street U.S.A. in what we are hoping...

In The Parks Disneyland Resort Update: Candlelight Nights and Skyway Memories

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort.  This is the time of  pageantry, spectacle and this weekend it will also be a time of reverence.  The Candlelight Processional returns for...

Knotts Berry Farm Loses Windseeker, Gains Santa and the Billies

Welcome to Knotts Berry Farm! Which at this time of year is a MERRY Farm loaded with yule-tide cheer.  We've got all the details on the Christmas time festivities and what will be coming...

Universal Studios Hollywood Launches Grinchmas with Whomanitarian Award

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Did you know that today is not only Thanksgiving but the start of Hanukkah as well? Oh, and one more holiday kicks off today . . . Grinchmas! Yes, Universal's Grinch...

A Holiday for Happy Play at the Disneyland Resort

The Holidays at the resort are in full swing and they are firing on all cylinders.  Disneyland is offering Haunted Mansion Holiday, it's a small world holiday, believe in Holiday Magic, A Christmas Fantasy...

Changes coming to Knotts Mine Train and Camp Snoopy

Welcome back to Knotts Berry Farm!  We last left them in the soupy fog of Halloween.  But now, the park is transforming from scary to merry as they prepare the park for their annual...

SeaWorld San Diego Getting Ready to Chill

Ahoy land lubbers!  It's time to dive back into SeaWorld San Diego and see what is happening. The park will be turning 50 years old this spring and there are preparations being made including...

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...