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Disneyland and Disney California Adventure

The Disneyland Resort is in auto pilot mode as the Halloween Time celebration rolls on. This week we update you on the ever-evolving refurbishment timelines including some that have not been officially announced by...

Disney Avenue Podcast – Exploring the Designs of Kile Ozier

On this episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast, Dusty Sage joins host Keith Michael Mahne for a fantastic interview with the wonderful Kile Ozier! For over 25 years, Kile has been masterfully creating and...

Yesterland: Man Hat n’ Beach

In Paradise Pier’s row of Midway Shops, one store stands out—Man Hat n’ Beach. On its exterior, an oversized clown has popped out of a proportionately undersized box. It’s a cartoony take on the...

The Queen Mary Dark Harbor Halloween Event is Frightfully Good

Since 2010, The Queen Mary has been producing the brilliant Dark Harbor Halloween haunt, filled with nautically themed nightmares and strange goings on. The team behind the event has worked very hard over the...

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Movie Review

Last weekend, MiceChat was invited to a screening of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Here are Scott Syme Jr's thoughts on this family friendly film. I arrived to the amazing...

A Galaxy Runs Amok in Tomorrowland

It's October... and that means its time for a month full of Halloween fun! On this first public show, Calvin and Paul visit Disneyland for a trip to Tomorrowland... which, oddly enough, features one of...

Imagineering Pumpkins

UPDATE: It’s Pumpkin season and I’m hip deep on my east coast tour. October 3rd. was the kick off as I was a featured guest at a fundraiser for the NO Bull Music Gala Charity...

Epcot Says Goodbye to Maelstrom

This week, we're taking a look at the last day of operation of Maelstrom in Norway at World Showcase. The attraction will undergo a year of Imagineering to turn it into a Frozen ride....

Uh-Oa and Aloha at Trader Sam’s First Mahaloween

A week ago, I attended Trader Sam's Mahaloween Luau. I was pretty delighted to see the announcement pop up on the Disney Parks Blog a few weeks ago: Here's what it said: It’s one day only, and...

The Top Five Haunted Attractions in Palm Beach

With the popularity of gory horror movies and TV shows like “The Walking Dead” and “Face Off” combined with the high demand of horror-based video games, it looks as though mainstream America is embracing...

Disneyland’s iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle gets safer as the first sign of the holidays...

It's not quite Halloween yet but Disneyland has already quietly started its preparations for the holiday season. Christmas lights are going up around Sleeping Beauty Castle and at "it's a small world," as...

An Afternoon Visit To The Hearthstone Lounge

“So, what did you bring me?” One of the male bartenders inquired as I sat myself down at the bar one August afternoon. His bubbly, yet sincere personality resonated in his voice and in...

A Closer Look at Universal Orlando Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

If you have been reading about the newest Harry Potter attractions at Universal Orlando Resort and wondering if this might be the trip to see it from an on-site hotel. Well take a look...

Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 25 – The one that was in the bag.

Welcome back to the Mouses Head and thank you for the download. Okay, as I write the notes for this one I realise we recorded it months ago, then went on holiday. and now I can’t...

Disney Decay: Mark Twain Disintegrates in Disneyland Paris

After the sad story we ran last weekend about the horrid condition of Disneyland Paris' Mark Twain, Alain Littaye has more information about the decaying park icon, plus some information about how the Rivers...

TEA SATE – Spotlight on Technology

SATE (Storytelling, Architecture, Technology, Experience) is an annual, international gathering of themed entertainment and experience design creators, producers, owners and operators, organized by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). SATE '14 took place Oct 2-3...

In The Parks – Disneyland Treats and Tricks

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to a Disneyland Resort edition of In The Parks!  There is plenty to see around the resort this week as Disneyland prepares for the upcoming 60th anniversary while simultaneously...

Disney Big Hero 6 – XPRIZE Challenge

Sometimes, things in life are simply meant to go perfectly together. When unique and separate elements are combined in the right way, the result is a truly unique experience, and everything just makes sense....

Yesterland: Backstage Studio Tour

When Disney-MGM Studios opened, its biggest—and certainly its longest—attraction was the Backstage Studio Tour. Over the years, its importance, popularity, and length diminished. The final day of the attraction—called the Studio Backlot Tour in...

Polynesian Village Resort and Magic Kingdom Updates

Walt Disney World celebrated its 43rd birthday this week. We were there and have some news and photos from the Polynesian Village Resort and Magic Kingdom for you. Get ready, lots for you to...