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Orlando has its Eye on you

On Halloween, the Orlando Eye celebrated a major construction milestone with the completion of the spoke installation of the inner wheel. This accomplishment cleared the way for work to begin on the outer wheel,...

Living the Low Life in Death Valley

Today Marc Ricketts presents a stunning photographic essay on California's Death Valley, the lowest, hottest and driest area in North America. Marc posits that Death Valley likely inspired Disney Imagineers on many of their...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #116 – News from Around the Universal Globe

Hello everyone, we have a news heavy show this week. You can be on the show, all you have to do is record us a little message telling us who you are, where you're from...

Universal Studios Hollywood Who-ing Christmas and Construction Antics

It's time to dive into movie magic today as we explore Universal Studios Hollywood.  There is an insane amount of information to cover this week, not the least of which is the construction of...

The Haunted Mansion Show: “Scary Tales”

Even though the scariest time of the year is over, we still have time for a story or two. Tonight, the Ghost Host and Madame Leota will supply you with more stories to make...

Yesterland: Carnation Plaza Gardens

Nestled between a medieval castle and a frontier stockade, Yesterland has an old-fashioned, open-air dance pavilion with a red-and-white canopy roof.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Carnation Plaza Gardens   When you are done reading, please...

Samland 2.0 – A BIG Day for the Walt Disney Company

While trolling through the archives, I came upon a treasure trove of press releases from April 1969. It was an important time. The passing of Walt Disney in late 1966 was still in the...

Holidays in Full Swing at Walt Disney World

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! 'Tis the season, and Walt Disney World is all decked out for the holidays, and over the next few weeks, we'll take a look at all of...

Holiday Gift Ideas

As I mentioned last time, the Holidays always seem to be the time that folks give just a bit more to people who need it. Sure, it’s better to give year round, but I...

Celebrate Marion Knott Montapert

Marion Knott Montapert April 22, 1922 – November 13, 2014 Marion Genevieve Knott was literally born into the amusement park business. As youngest daughter of Walter and Cordelia Knott, founders of Knott's Berry Farm, Marion was...

Disney Cruise Line Announces Early 2016 Itineraries

Highlights for early 2016 Disney Cruise Line itineraries include the introduction of Tortola, capitol of the British Virgin Islands, and the French Island of Martinique along with a return to the homeport of San...

The Haunted Mansion Show: Busting a Chorus

As we all know, this Haunted Mansion knows how to stay spooky for the entirety of the year. If you live in a house that you’re just dying to keep haunted, the Ghost Host...

The Holidays arrive at Disneyland with the return of Jingle Cruise, Viva Navidad and...

The holidays are now in full swing at Disneyland following this weekend's official launch for the holiday season. While most of the holiday offerings soft-launched last week, this week some notable offerings opened, including...

“I Have Always Loved Trains” – Walt Disney

Please join us in welcoming Roger Colton to MiceChat. He was lucky enough to attend the opening of a new exhibit at the Walt Disney Family Museum. Let's travel down the tracks with Roger...

Universal Studios Hollywood Makes Magic with Day of Giving

On Thursday, November 14th, Universal Studios Hollywood hosted its 10th annual Day of Giving at 6 different locations throughout southern California.  Teaming with Operation School Bell, Universal's Discover a Star Foundation donated education essentials to...

Hong Kong Disneyland Mystic Manor and Halloween Mazes

In today’s article, we take a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland. Micechatter Toby Johnson was kind enough to share his photos and report on his holiday. Toby has prepared a mini weekend series for...

Broadway Stars Sing for the Walt Disney Birthplace Restoration

Please join MiceChat and hundreds of Disney and industry insiders as we StartSomeGood for the Walt Disney Birthplace. There are a couple of big upcoming events that YOU are invited to, so check out...

Disney Releases New Shanghai Disney Resort Artwork

Work continues on the new Disney resort in Shanghai, China. Alain Littaye has paired new renderings from the company with photos from a Chinese website to make some interesting observations. ~~Rick Shanghaî Disney Resort Releases...

Disafterdark Series 3, Episode 1b – Nick and the other Paul get a go

Welcome back to the pub and thank you for the download. The team is here and raring to get back on air.  Not too much has changed, we still drink occasionally and we talk about...

Jingle Jangle Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

The holiday season officially begins today at the Disneyland Resort.  Both parks are filled to the brim with more Christmas cheer than can be covered in a single update.  In a companion piece to...