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The Sweep Spot # 211 Disneyland Custodian Ralph Apel

In this episode we welcome Ralph Apel to our show. Ralph worked in Disneyland Day Custodial with both Ken and Lynn, then years later went back to work at DCA, but in Night Custodial....

David Koenig Exclusive: What’s Hopping on Tom Sawyer Island

A peek at Disneyland’s refurbished Tom Sawyer Island - David Koenig The refurbishment of Tom Sawyer Island is nearly complete and the attraction appears ready to reopen any day now, according to cast members...

Disneyland Update: Big Thunder Trail Re-Opens

The passage connecting Fantasyland to Frontierland in Disneyland, better known as Big Thunder Trail, has reopened after more than a year under construction. This path will contain two entries into Star Wars Land.

Disney News Roundup: Summer of Crowds

Welcome to the MiceChat News Roundup! Wow! It's been a busy week in the theme park world. New and exciting attractions, entertainment and experiences have opened at the Disneyland Resort, Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World...

TEA/AECOM Theme Index Shows Both Stable and Decreasing Attendance Trends for Disney Theme Parks...

On June 1, the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and AECOM released the latest edition of their annual Theme Index, profiling attendance figures and trends for the theme park industry. In this article, we’ll be...

I Put A Spell On You With Voodoo Doughnuts

It's National Doughnut Day!!! And that calls for something special. Let's cast a spell for some new pastry goodness . . . and presto . . . Voodoo Doughnuts officially opens at Universal CityWalk...

Mousetalgia Podcast 449: Listener questions, Silicon Valley Comic Con

This week, Team Mousetalgia take you to Silicon Valley Comic Con and we discuss a panel on the art of Star Wars conceptual artist Ralph McQuarrie, and a panel on working with Disney, in...

The Sweep Spot 210 Part 2 Conversation with Former Disneyland Attractions Cast member

In this episode we continue our conversation with Alex Stewart who worked at Disneyland on the Jungle Cruise, Big Thunder Mountain, and other attractions. He has some great stories we think you will enjoy.     Show...

Disney News Roundup: Gridlocks to News Bites!

Welcome to the MiceChat News Roundup! This week in 2015, the premiere performances of both the “Disneyland Forever” fireworks event and “Paint the Night” parade debuted with the 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration. This week’s RoundUp...

Disney Cruise Line Unveils New 2018 Itineraries

The fall of 2018 will bring classic itineraries and new sailings to the Disney Cruise Line including inaugural calls on Bermuda and in Canada. Routes are set to leave from homeports in California, Florida, New York and...

Mousetalgia Podcast 447: Herb Ryman’s Disneyland Map, Eyvind Earle, Disney music

Team Mousetalgia welcomes Mike Van Eaton back to the show to discuss his newest upcoming Disneyland auction featuring a controversial piece: A presentation map of Disneyland hand-inked by Herb Ryman, purported to have been...

Interactive Theme Park Characters Grow Up

I get all sorts of Theme Park Industry stuff all the time. Some of it we use in articles, or link to on social media, this particular email caught my attention because it's a...

Disney News Roundup: New, Blue, and Fireworks Too

Welcome to the MiceChat News Roundup! Welcome to this week’s news round-up! We have everything and anything you want to know about Pandora the World of Avatar, whether this new land will be a "Potter...

Gumball Rally 2017 Results and Photos

Avast, it be too late to alter course now mateys . . . the Gumballs have rolled and their fates have been sealed. Now there just be the little matter of naming names and...

The Sweep Spot #209 Disneyland Attractions Cast Member

In this episode we welcome Former Disneyland attractions cast member Alex Stewart to our show to talk about his time working on Westside attractions at Disneyland, from The Jungle Cruise, Tiki Room, Big Thunder...

Disney News Roundup: Fill ‘Er Up

Welcome to the MiceChat News Roundup! If you were able to join the MiceChat crew this past weekend... we hope you had a great time at the amazing Gumball Rally!! Lots of friendly competition and...

Disney News Roundup: Let’s Get Ready To Roll

Welcome to the MiceChat News Round-up! This coming weekend, the world-famous Gumball Rally will roll into the Disneyland resort. This unique event is one of the highlights of the year, don't miss out! We still have...

D23.com Gives Us a Peek at OUAT’s Musical Episode

D23.com has the scoop on next Sunday's fabulous musical ep of Once Upon a Time, composed by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, who also gave us the spectacular Twice Charmed on the Disney Magic. Show...

It’s Double the Fun with Pirates and Pandora in This Month’s D23 Magazine!

On May 27, Walt Disney World guests will begin to experience the wonders of Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom. But D23 Gold Members are lucky - they'll begin to...

Superman Lands at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Look, up on the stage! It's a bird. No! It's a plane. No! It's...it's...Superman, the new face character at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles, California. On Saturday, April 29th, 2017, Six Flags...