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A Disney Weekend in Hollywood with Scarlett Stahl

Scarlett Stahl has regaled us with stories about her many Disney friends. Today's story about a recent weekend in Hollywood is no exception! Imagine spending a weekend with such amazing Disney celebrities and legends....

This Week at the Disneyland Resort

If your idea of Disney magic is new safety railings, you'll like today's update. And if Halloween in August tickles your fancy, you'll be thrilled. Plus, Starbucks is invading Downtown Disney. Long Lost Friends...

The Empty Grave Opens Early at Anaheim Gardenwalk

Hidden away in the dark recesses of the Garden walk is an independent haunt with a loyal following.  The Empty Grave Haunted attraction opened its doors last weekend for limited hours of operation until...

Yesterland-Alweg Monorail

You’ve just boarded the Yesterland Alweg Monorail for a nonstop, round-trip journey. Now you’re gliding along the gently curving “Highway in the Sky.” As you look out the windows, you enjoy scenic views of...

How to Operate the Disneyland Monorail

Recently, as I was sorting through some files, I came across a 1966 operator’s manual for the Disneyland-Alweg Monorail System and thought I would share some of the highlights. As was the custom with Disneyland...

Skipping School for Disney: Do or Don’t

Last week, we discussed some of the pros and cons of different times to visit Walt Disney World.  Maybe you've discovered that you’d rather head to the parks in the cooler, less crowded, value...

Universal Studios Hollywood Gets Centered, Gears up for Halloween

Welcome to another huge update from Universal Studios Hollywood. Let's explore what's happening at this theme park inside a working movie studio and see how the reconfiguration of the center of the park and...

9 Theme Park News Nuggets and Wakefield Report Episode 44

Well here we are, another week removed from D23 Expo and more theme park news is starting to trickle in. I was really hoping more would come out in the days following D23 regarding...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times – No.16 1955 Early Disneyland Managers

Let's go back to early Disneyland history with Imagineering legend Bob Gurr as he takes us on a journey to the inaugural year of Walt's original Magic Kingdom. There are many unsung heroes responsible for...

SeaWorld Parks Update – Tough Summer but a Bright Future

On Tuesday August 13th, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment released their Q2 earnings.  In spite of new attractions, the parks experienced a 9% drop in attendance for the quarter. Today, we'll take a look at...

Universal Studios Singapore – Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase

Please help us welcome Nicholas Yau to the MiceChat family. He'll be covering Universal Studios Singapore for us from time to time and may have other treats for us as well. We are delighted...

Season Pass Podcast: John Wardley is Creating his own Nemesis

John Wardley is the Tony Baxter of Britain!  He returns to the Season Pass podcast with Nick Hutson to discuss his new book, Creating My Own Nemesis, and more of his thoughts on the themed...

Indiana Jones Adventure gets new magic as summer comes to an end at Disneyland

The curse of the idol Mara was transformed with new magic at Disneyland's Indiana Jones Adventure ride last week. The ride's enhancements brought new state-of-the-art projection technology along with a controversial new voice...

D23 Expo Imagineering Pavilion, a Deeper Look

For those of you who can never get enough of Disney reports and Andy Castro's photography, here's a D23 Expo recap with photos from Andy and commentary from  Alain Littaye. ~~Rick D23 Expo Recap: Journey...

Spectacular Disneyland Time Lapse

We were recently contacted by Matt Givot, who has created a gorgeous Disneyland time lapse video with his friend Dan Douglas. We are thrilled to share this with you today. If you folks enjoy...

Alaska Cruise Galley Tour

We've been sailing to Alaska with BC_DisneyGeek on the Celebrity Century cruise ship. Today we take a tour of the galley. One little warning: there are photos of frog legs ahead. If you are...

Scarlett Stahl’s Adventures in Russia

We have another epic travel report from Scarlett Stahl. We're calling it "Adventures in Russia" because Scarlett seems to make every trip into an adventure. Read on to hear about lost luggage, a lost...

In The Parks: Indiana Jones Updated at Disneyland

There is a lot of news for us to share this week from the Disneyland resort. First and foremost, there has been a major show scene change at Indiana Jones and the Temple of...

Dateline Disney World – Magic Kingdom Refurbishments

Hello, and welcome back to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're looking at the news and construction around the Magic Kingdom park. Almost 50 photos for you, so let's get started! If you'd like to...

Disney Vacation Club Villa Views

In the context of this article, a villa is not a luxurious country residence high on a hill somewhere; it’s a term that timeshare developers use because it sounds better than small apartment. Read the...