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Disney News Round Up: Anniversaries, Prizes, and Bunnies

  Welcome to the MiceChat News Round-up! Today in 1992 Disneyland Paris, then called Euro Disneyland, opened its gates to the public. As it prepares to celebrate 25 magical years, we wish Disneyland Paris a very...

Mousetalgia Podcast 442: Disney Store turns 30, Disneyland’s west side

Welcome to Mousetalgia's super-sized Cast Member Corner! This week, we celebrate 30 years of the Disney Store by taking a look at the history of the past three decades of various formats for the...

Adventures By Disney Announces Beauty and the Beast Themed River Cruises

Adventures by Disney is continuing its partnership with AmaWaterways into 2018 with special themed river cruises ranging from Beauty and the Beast to Oktoberfest, ensuring that there are things for both kids and adults...

Win a 2 Night Stay at The Anaheim Hotel

We have a great bit of news for you today. In celebration of the upcoming MiceChat Gumball Rally, The Anaheim Hotel is giving away a 2 night stay on Rally weekend (May 5th and...

Disneyland Toy Story Midway Mania FASTPASS Now Open

Toy Story Midway Mania has has added FASTPASS. The new machines are located just across from the attraction next to the Paradise Pier Lagoon. Waits immediately soared to up to 90 minutes with an average ...

Disney to Honor Nine New Legends at the D23 Expo on July 14

Here's an exciting bit of news from Disney. They've just released the names of the 2017 Disney Legend inductees. There's something here to make you cheer, something to learn and, if you are like...

Disney News Round Up: Easter, Gumballs and Shiny Objects

  Welcome to the MiceChat News Round-up! Are you ready for the one and only MiceChat Gumball Rally? It's right around the corner! The Rally is a full day of fun and excitement in both Disneyland...

Mousetalgia Podcast 441: Walt Disney World culture shock

Dave and Becky are back from two weeks at the Walt Disney World Resort and share some stories of the culture shock between west coast and east coast Disney vacationing. From underwhelming food offerings...

Fab News: Wonderful WonderCon 2017

Hello my loves! I've missed you! Time to curl up in front of the comforting glow of your second-favorite electronic device and find out about all the new, fun and wonderful things that the...

The Sweep Spot 205 Interview with Former Disneyland Custodial Legend Ray Sidejas

In this episode we are very happy to have our former Disneyland Custodial Manager Ray Siedjas on our show. Ray was only the second person to head up the Custodial department at Disneyland. He...

Marvel Land News Extra: Construction Update

With the shrouds and scaffolding coming down around the Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout ride, we’re getting a look at more of the detail going into the construction. Construction Update Here’s our latest glimpse at...

Disney News Round Up: Autopia, Updates and Prizes

  Welcome to the MiceChat News Round-up! 30 years ago this week the Disney Store opened its doors in Glendale, California, right up the I-5 freeway from Disneyland in Anaheim and close to Walt Disney Studios...

Mousetalgia Podcast 440: Beauty and the Beast, WDW Half Marathon

This week, Team Mousetalgia hosts another Emporium of topics, including: our review of Beauty and the Beast, the latest blockbuster from Walt Disney Pictures; Disney California Adventure's Food and Wine Festival, and Kristen's take...

Ward Kimball fans take note – Special Event Sunday, March 26th

Folks may recall that Disney animator Ward Kimball owned a collection of full sized railroad equipment. He and wife Betty donated that collection to the Southern California Railroad Museum, in Perris, CA, where it...

Bob Iger Extends . . . Again

In a move that everyone expected, Bob Iger's contract with the Disney Company has been extended by one year, through July 2, 2019. There's no doubt that shareholders benefit from this news. Bob has...

MiceChat Podcast – Pandora, Fallon & Flumes

There was almost too much for us to get to this time around. Food and Wine has returned to Disney California Adventure. Avatar is about to turn Animal Kingdom blue. And there are two...

Disney News Round Up: Tarps are down and so are our hopes

  Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! As we welcome the official start of Spring, area theme parks and resorts are very busy. With the looming opening of Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! It will...

The Season Pass Podcast #341 – The Tony Baxter Interview: Part Six

The Season Pass Podcast is almost ten years old...a decade! That’s a long time for anything to be around. While those seconds, minutes, hours, days, and months are large in number, time moves very quickly....

The Sweep Spot 204 Pirates of the Caribbean with Rick West

In this episode we talk with Rick West, who is a former Disneyland Attractions Cast Member and founder of Theme Park Adventure. We talk about his time working at Disneyland on Pirates of the...

Disney World to pay $3.8 Million to Cast Members for Back Pay

According to the Department of Labor, Disney has been shorting cast members, who dress as Characters, pay for their pre-shift routine. Disney has been forced to send back pay to 16,339 of its Florida cast members. The...