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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Features

Fixing Fastpass at Walt Disney World

Fastpass+ is coming whether we like it or not. There are those among us that have embraced our new Type A overlords. I am not one of them. I look at the current Fastpass system...

Full Throttle added to Coaster Mural at Magic Mountain

This week's Magic Mountain update is a little different than some of our recent articles. We'll have some Full Throttle photos for you as work continues to be done around the ride. But, the...

Rhinos and Big Cats Featured at Irwin Family’s Australia Zoo

Our Australian theme park reporter, Rya86n, has been busy with work responsibilities, but found the time to send us this fun update from the Australia Zoo. ~~Rick Amongst months and months of busy work in...

Independence Day Weekend Continues at the Disneyland Resort

We hope you had a safe and happy 4th of July!  Here in the United States, we celebrate our independence with fireworks, red, white, and blue decorations, and festive food.  Disneyland is known for...

Magic Kingdom Fireworks and Refurbs

4th of July festivities at the Magic Kingdom went off with a big bang. We'll show you what's going on in the park, as well as many of the refurbishments wrapping up. If you'd like...

Skyway at Magic Kingdom Park

Who says every attraction has to tell a story? Sometimes it’s just about the experience—and flying like a bird above the Yester Magic Kingdom is a delighful experience. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Skyway at Magic...

Disney Military-Style

Do you do Disney military-style? No, I don’t mean morphing into a theme park commando. Disney Parks offer some great perks for our women and men currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, as well...

SAMLAND: The Other Places Disneyland Might Have Been Built

Go back to August 1953 with me. The team from the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) were about to present their findings for the ideal location of Disneyland to Walt and Roy Disney. Harrison “Buzz”...

Under The Sea With Ursula the Sea Witch and Bob Gurr

We have a very special MiceChat podcast for you today. Dive under the sea with the voice of Ursula from the Little Mermaid, the amazing Pat Carroll. And as a surprise for Pat, Disney...

Universal Orlando News – HHN, Dining Plan and Attraction updates

We have lots of news to share from all around the Universal Orlando Resort today. Universal has been moving quickly to make Summer 2013 a banner year, but with a watchful eye on 2014...

Disneyana takes over the Disney Gallery as Disneyland kicks off Independence Week festivities

The introduction of Starbucks on Disneyland's Main Street, U.S.A. continues to bring some unexpected changes to the 58-year-old theme park's main entrance. The latest change has pushed The Disney Gallery from its home...

Season Pass Podcast: Cars Land with Mangum, Morris, Holt & DCA!

Fantastic news to start your week. The Season Pass Podcast, the leading show on all things theme park, has joined the MicePod on MiceChat.com. From now on, you'll find their show right here. Please...

Cirque Dreams Splashtastic – A thoroughly entertaining show at Discovery Kingdom

This past Memorial Day Weekend, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom opened up their new show for this summer: Cirque Dreams Splashtastic. We finally got a chance to head out to the park to see the...

A Stroll Through Southwick Zoo

You all know Tim Grassey from his well researched editorial articles on MiceChat, today's we've got something very different from him, a trip report from the Southwick Zoo. Cute animal alert! - Rick Southwick’z Zoo...

The Amazing Legacy of Concept Artist Eric Heschong

Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog shares a very personal tribute to the late, great concept artist Eric Heschong. Eric started his amazing career painting scenery for CBS and animation backgrounds at...

California’s Great America Strikes Gold with new Wooden Rollercoaster

Earlier this spring, Calfornia's Great America in Santa Clara opened Gold Striker, the "Tallest and Fastest Wooden Coaster in Northern California". Not only is it the fastest in Northern California, but in our opinion...

EXCLUSIVE Behind The Scenes Interview With D23 and Disney Parks And Resorts About The...

The D23 Expo is a massive event which reaches into all corners of the Disney empire. Just think about all the things that Disney is involved with: Movies, television, radio, books, consumer products, theme...

Disneyland Red, White, and Blue

We have a patriotic update for you today from the Disneyland Resort. As part of Limited Time Magic, July 4th has been spread across the full week. We offer our suggestions for fireworks viewing...

Dateline Disney World: Tidbits from Around the World

Dateline Disney World brings tidbits from all over the World this week, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the photos! If you'd like to support the column and shop on Amazon.com at the same time,...

Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations

It’s early 2005, and it’s easy to pose with Mickey because there are 75 of him. But don’t expect a hug. Each Mickey is made of polyurethane with an internal steel frame, weighs approximately...