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Universal Studios Hollywood: Lunar New Year and Park Photos

Welcome to a Lunar New Year edition of Dateline Universal Studios Hollywood. Universal invited me out to cover their Lunar New Year festivities. I used my extra time to get reacquainted with the changes...

Marvel Land News: Looking Ahead

Star Wars isn’t the only big thing taking shape at the Disneyland Resort. This summer we get our first Marvel attraction in a domestic Disney Park in the form of Guardians Of The Galaxy:...

Yesterland: Bountiful Valley Farm, Presented by Caterpillar

Welcome to Bountiful Valley Farm, Presented by Caterpillar, a “tribute to the abundance and diversity of agriculture in California.” Other theme parks have attractions with pirates or submarines. But where else can you find...

A Celebration of Harry Potter Casts its Magic on Universal Orlando

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week we journey to Universal Orlando and enjoy the Celebration of Harry Potter festival that happened over the weekend.   // That wraps up this week's column. What...

Kevin Yee: Is Disneyland’s 21 Royal Street Worth $15,000?

"Add a zero." In my mind's eye, that's how the conversation ended between high-ranking Disney executives, when trying to decide if they have pushed the boundary far enough, if they have TRULY tested charging "what...

Disneyland Photo Update: Past, Present and Future

Happy Monday everyone! This is Darth Daver checking in with this week’s Disneyland Photo Update. The Great Storm of 2017 has passed and this weekend the clouds have parted and the sun has shined...

Disney Cruise Line’s Marvel Day at Sea Gets Even Better for 2017 and 2018

While Star Wars Day at Sea continues to blast off aboard the Disney Fantasy for 2017, the Disney Cruise Line is preparing for its next set of theme cruises – Marvel Day at Sea...

Star Wars Land News: What’s In A Title?

Welcome to another edition of Star Wars Land News! This week we’re going to look at a movie title, the title of Disneyland’s seasonal promotion and construction of a new land that really doesn’t...

Yesterland: Real Norway & Epcot’s Norway

Yesterland looks at Norway — the real country and the Epcot World Showcase pavilion — with comparison photos that show surprising similarities. Even the Epcot enhancements of 2016 are grounded in authenticity. Read the YESTERLAND...

David Koenig – A Ride Down Memory Lane

Are you ready to go back to 1955? Well, keep it in idle for a minute—we’ve got a couple of quick points of business to cover here in 2017, and then we’re off. First, sharp-eyed...

Dateline Disney World – Hollywood Studios News and Photos

There is a world of change on the way to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Let's take a look at this sleepy little park which will someday play host to a brand new Star Wars land...

Kevin Yee: Whale of a Tale

It's been ages since I've taken up the theme of SeaWorld here in this space, so an update is long overdue. Where do we stand? What's the State of the Oceanic Union? Turns out,...

Disneyland Photo & Rumor Update – Rainy Days and Mondays Never Get Us Down

Welcome to a soggy Disneyland Resort photo report with bonus update from our rumor desk! This update will be a bit shorter than normal as we got washed out of the parks. But there's...

DON’T MISS THIS – MiceChat Anniversary Events January 27th through 29th at the Disneyland...

MiceChat Anniversary Weekend Events MiceChat Anniversary is coming your way January 27th through 29th at the Disneyland Resort. We've got some great surprises for you this year, including Disney Legend Bob Gurr, beloved author David...

Black Canyon of the Gunnison: Colorado Clockwise Part 3

Like many readers here at MiceChat, we take a lot of park centric vacations. In 2016 that was certainly true, but our objectives weren’t theme parks, but National Parks, specifically, the four park’s of...

Disneyland’s iconic Main Street Electrical Parade returns home

It's home! The iconic Main Street Electrical Parade has returned to Disneyland after being gone from its home park since it ended its historic two and a half decade run in November 1996. The...

Star Wars Day at Sea Returns Again in 2018 Aboard Disney Cruise Line

Just as the 2017 set of Star Wars Day at Sea cruises currently embark on the Disney Fantasy, the Disney Cruise Line announces that the popular theme sailings will be reprised in 2018 as...

Yesterland: The Earffel Tower

Your camera is loaded with film. Your goal is to have your family pose in front of the iconic symbol of each of the four parks of Walt Disney World. Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom...

Dateline Disney World: Epcot Festival of the Arts

Epcot is offering a fun and artistic new festival. We'll take you to the park where every parent comes out tired and show you the creative new offering which has roots in the Food...

It’s the Capacity, Stupid

Back in his first Presidential run, Bill Clinton caught fire with voters partly for identifying what actually mattered to the voter rather than his opponent's narrative, and the phrase "it's the economy, stupid" would...