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In The Parks: Disneyland and the Delayed Frozen Ice Age

Things are about to get extra chilly at the Disneyland Resort.  In fact, you could say that everything will be Frozen in the next few days as Anna and Elsa unleash their endless onslaught...

New Years Eve Plans at Knotts Berry Farm

Here's is a quick update from Knotts Berry Farm.  Knotts has announced their plans for New Years 2015 and we couldn't be more excited. MiceChat will be offering a fun night of food, entertainment,...

Yesterland Review: Universal vs. Disney

Sam Gennawey’s new book is about how Universal’s theme park business grew from a modest industrial tour into a theme park powerhouse. Werner Weiss tells you what he thought of the book.   Read the full...

Foreword to Universal Vs Disney: The Unofficial Guide to America’s Greatest Theme Park Rivalry

Universal Vs Disney: America's greatest theme park rivalry unraveled.

Terri Hardin Country Bears Story – Part 2

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!! When last we chatted I ended by stating that I had just found out that I hadn’t been fired from the Country Bears Film. I also shared that it was...

A Christmas World of Winter Fantasy Colored Dreams

***HEADPHONES STRONGLY SUGGESTED*** Paul returns to the Disneyland Resort once again to share more of the Merriest Season of all. Merry Christmas to you and yours from the entire WindowtotheMagic family. BE SURE TO COMMENT ABOUT...

A Journey Down Candy Cane Lane at the Disneyland Resort

Season’s Greetings! The festive merriment and cheer encompasses the Disneyland Resort in all its usual glory once again. “Snow” and lights cascade down the majestic and iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle, colored bulbs encapsulate the...

Haunted Mansion History Mystery

Please join us in welcoming the amazing Sara Hofstein to MiceChat. Sara will be checking in from time to time as her busy schedule allows. Her inaugural article is a real life ghost busting...

Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #9 – Christmas Special with Jim Korkis

The Disney Avenue Podcast returns with a wonderful Christmas Special that is sure to get you in the Holiday spirit. Disney historian and author Jim Korkis joins host Keith Michael Mahne for a wonderful interview on Walt Disney featuring...

Fantasmic! Fastpass arrives at Disneyland as Frozen continues to move in

More than twenty years later and Disneyland's popular Fantasmic! nighttime water-and-light show has finally added a new Fastpass-based reservation system. The new Fantasmic! Fastpass eliminates the need to camp out hours before the...

Ratatouille Shop Opens in Walt Disney Studios Paris

Good news. . . The new souvenir shop in the Ratatouille area of Disneyland Paris' Walt Disney Studios looks first class and the merchandise selection appears to be top notch. Here's Alain Littaye's latest...

Holiday Lights Sparkle at Gilroy Gardens

I was surprised to learn that the charming little park know as Gilroy Gardens is open during the winter season. Marc Ricketts reports on their holiday light show. ~~Rick Holiday Lights Bring a Sparkle to...

In The Parks – Disneyland Resort Launches Fantasmic FastPass, Announces Frozen Fun

The Disneyland Resort is about to experience an ice age unlike anything ever seen before.  That's right, Anna and Elsa are taking over the resort.  With activities and highlights mainly centered in Disney California Adventure,...

Yesterland: Dinosaur Jack’s Sunglass Shack

It’s a good idea to protect your eyes from the intense sunshine. So head over to Dinosaur Jack’s Sunglass Shack. Look for the smiling, 33-foot-tall, pink Apatosaurus with the yellow spots.   Read the full YESTERLAND...

Samland – Disney’s Burbank Adventure in the 80’s

For 12 years, Burbank had been looking for someone to build a regional shopping center on a significant piece of vacant property on Third and Magnolia, right in the heart of “Beautiful Downtown Burbank,”...

Oceaneering: Creating the Ride Systems that Changed Theme Parks

In 2013, SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin introduced a ride system that has changed everything we know about motion based entertainment.  The Revolution Ride System finally showed the world that there are...

Peace on Earth Fireworks and Christmas Parade

This week, we're taking a look at the Peace on Earth holiday fireworks at Epcot and the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade that happens during the Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom.   Well,...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.18 WONDER-Full Christmas

Where to go for the Holidays? Take a cruise with me on the Disney Wonder. This time of year the Wonder is…well, WONDER-Full as she's all decked out in her Christmas finery and filled...

Candlelight lights up the holidays as Frozen Fun takes over the Disneyland Resort

Winter is coming! Frozen is a year old and Disneyland is finally giving into guest demand with a lineup of new entertainment and attraction additions based on the hit animated film. Starting December 20,...

The WEDway PeopleMover Story

A while back, we wandered through the Monsanto House of the Future with Samland. That demonstration home lasted until 1967, when a whole new Tomorrowland based on the “World on the Move” theme was...