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Original Billboards of Paradise Pier

It’s 2001. You’re walking around the lagoon at Paradise Pier to experience “the ultimate beachfront amusement zone, filled with thrilling attractions and vibrant graphics associated with the heyday of the great seaside amusement park...

Accountineering, Disneyland Resort Attractions and Entertainment

Hello readers!  I apologize for the long time between articles. Family comes first…now let’s get back to some Accountaneering!  I’m excited to share a story about a trip to WDI, in which I was...

From the Crazy Mixed Up Files of Samland

I'm constantly working on all kinds of stories, research and ideas. Some become full blown articles here on MiceChat, others make it into books. Often, however, there are bits and pieces of ideas left...

Park Wise: Walt Disney World Special Events

Any trip to Walt Disney World is special in itself, but there are certain times of the year that really make you say WOW!  In fact, I'd be willing to say that some Walt...

Marvel World: Agents of “S.H.I.E.L.D” Rumors, Videos and Websites, Oh My!

My first article for MiceChat, back in March, was a recap of everything that’s been announced regarding the upcoming “S.H.I.E.L.D.” television show from Joss Whedon. Since then, there has been quite a bit of news,...

Disney News Round Up: Penguins, Boardwalks, Magical Maps

There was a TON of Disney and theme park news and information this week!  There was breaking news from Disneyland yesterday of a very small explosion in ToonTown. We also enjoyed the new show,...

Orlando Parkhopper: Springfield USA Revealed at the Universal Orlando Resort

While Orlando's attention this past Friday was on the grand opening of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins at SeaWorld, Universal finally unveiled an extra treat for people planning to visit the parks this summer...SPRINGFIELD...

The Walt Disney Family Museum Presents Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 works, 50 reasons

Today I have a treat for all you MiceChatters; I was recently invited to preview the new Maurice Sendak exhibition at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. For those of you with...

Disneyland scares up a Monstrous Summer with big events and new offerings

Disneyland kicked off its big Monstrous Summer with a big line-up of events over the long Memorial Day Weekend including a 24-hour party, a Greek festival and the debut of a major new stage...

Six Flags Magic Mountain Update: Slow to Full Throttle

It's been a few weeks since our last Magic Mountain update and while it may seem like progress has been slow for Full Throttle (it has) the ride is coming together. Elsewhere around the...

Lowbrow Disney Art Exhibit plus a Trip to Silverado Winery with Diane Disney Miller

Scarlett Stahl recently took a trip to the Bay Area to visit her friend Maggie Richardson, the niece of Mary Blair. As usual, Scarlett's trip had a wonderful Disney flair. She visited an exhibit...

Will The New Paramount Park in Spain Jeopardize Disneyland Paris’ Future?

Alain Littaye, of the Disney and more blog, brings us part two of our virtual tour of Paramount Parks Europe's new proposed theme park in Alhama de Murcia, Spain. He also shares his analysis...

Knotts Berry Farm Open Three New Family Attractions In Boardwalk

We were up bright and early this morning, May 25th, for the opening of three new family attractions at Knotts Berry Farm. More thrills will come next week, as Knott's reopens the classic Timber...

Paramount Parks Europe Reveals Plans for Spanish Park

In the United States, Paramount theme parks suffered lackluster performance and multiple changes of ownership. Paramount Parks Europe, however, has lofty plans to build two theme parks in the next few years. In back-to-back...

SeaWorld Orlando Antarctica Empire of the Penguin Opens

Over the past 2 years, MiceChat has been covering the construction of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins. At long last, this icy spectacular of an attraction has opened to guests.  It's truly an amazing...

Monstrous Summer Puts Mickey Back on the Map at Disneyland

A monstrous Disneyland Resort update is here for you today, filled with all of the information you will need to survive the upcoming weekend.  With the 24-hour madness event underway at Disneyland today (May...

Flower and Garden Removal at Epcot

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World, where we are getting ready to visit the Magic Kingdom for the 24 hour day! However, today's update is dedicated to Epcot, where the bloom is finally...

Toy Story Midway Mania Times Three

Most Yesterland articles are about things that are gone—but not today. We’ll look at a very popular attraction that’s been “cloned” for three parks, but has been “packaged” differently at each location. Let’s compare...

Mickey and the Magical Map opens

This is an early look at our review of the new Mickey and the Magical Map stage show at Disneyland. Additional information and photos are coming soon, so please check back later this evening...

Why the Monorail Failed in Los Angeles

I realize that most people associate early Monorails with Walt Disney. It is well-known that one of the earliest drawings of Tomorrowland by Herb Ryman had one crossing over the entrance. The Disneyland Monorail...