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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...

Tour of Twisted Colossus Construction at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain is currently in the process of reinventing one of their classic coasters for another generation.  Once the world's tallest, fastest coaster, the classic wooden coaster, Colossus, is being transformed into...

Hong Kong Disneyland Trip Part 3: Main Street

Micechatter Toby Johnson shares his photos and report on his holiday to Hong Kong Disneyland. Part one looked at the hotels of the resort, part two focused on Mystic Manor and Halloween. Today, we'll...

Celebrate the Holidays in Central Florida

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Cooler weather has returned, and the Florida theme parks are all decked out for the holiday season. It's hard not to be in the Christmas spirit in...

Disney Avenue Podcast – The Alice Davis Interview

The Disney Avenue Podcast returns with a fantastic interview with Walt Disney Imagineering's original “designing woman” Alice Davis. Married to Disney Legend Marc Davis, she enjoyed a fashionable Disney career of her own, designing and...

Discovery Cove Immerses Visitors in a Wild World

Let’s face it; ecotourism is a major moneymaker, and theme parks all over Orlando have taken full advantage of this fast growing market. Destinations such as Disney’s Animal Kingdom, SeaWorld, and Busch Gardens have...

Grinchmas hits Universal Studios Hollywood

Welcome to Universal Studios Hollywood!  Today we jump right in to the Christmas cheer with a report on the beginning of Grinchmas.  Yes, the Grinch has returned, but we hear he's nice now. We...

An Excursion to the Walt Disney Family Museum – by Train

To many people, Walt Disney included, a trip by train was the way to travel. Enjoy the sights along the way, meet new friends, sample beverages and meals served in the dining car... A...