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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...

Beauty and the Beast Bits and Bytes

Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast roars into theaters this weekend, and from everything we've seen and heard, it's going to be a massive success. But how is the film? Did the animated...

Disney News Round Up: Pirates of the Caribbean and more!

  Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! This coming weekend in 1967, the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction made its debut in New Orleans Square. It was the largest use of “ Audio- Animatronics” in an...

Mousetalgia Podcast 438: Pirates of the Caribbean turns 50, part 1: New Orleans Square

Disney trivia champion and historian Joseph Titizian joins Team Mousetalgia this week to begin a two-week celebration of Pirates of the Caribbean's 50th anniversary. Join us as we look at the press coverage of...

Disney Fantasy to Be Updated Next in the Disney Cruise Line Fleet

Following recent updates made to the Disney Dream, Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, Disney Cruise Line is set to next enhance the Disney Fantasy for May 2017. The newest ship in the fleet will...

Disney News Round Up: Fantasmic! 2.0 to Epcot 2.0?

  Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! This week in 2008, Disney California Adventure debuted the Pixar Play Parade. This fun and enjoyable experience featured many favorite Pixar characters. Though with the recent “ Festival of Holidays”...

Mousetalgia Podcast 437: Disneyland queue etiquette, listener email

Comedian and podcaster Tim Babb returns to Mousetalgia this week to discuss Disneyland's new no-parking-on-Main-Street rule, and general queuing etiquette. When is it okay to save places in lines for parades and attractions? As...

The Sweep Spot # 203 Interview with Former Disneyland Tour Guide

In this episode we welcome former Disneyland Tour Guide Andrea Keech to the show to talk about her time working at Disneyland in 1969. She had the honor of taking guests on tours of...

Mousetalgia Episode 436: Disney vacation planning, Guide to runDisney

This week, Beci Mahnken, CEO of Mouse Fan Travel, joins Mousetalgia to talk about planning your next Disney vacation. We cover multiple topics, including value vacations, luxurious vacations, Walt Disney World, VIP Guides, Disney...

Disney News Round Up: Beauty and the Beast & Rainy Days

  Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! With an unforgettable 89th annual Academy Award ceremony this past weekend, we look back at the 11th annual award show held in 1939, where Walt Disney was honored for...

Saving Seats For the Electrical Parade is a Thing of the Past

There's been an operational update at Disneyland in reaction to the large crowds that have been gathering for the Main Street Electrical Parade. According to the image below that was leaked from The Hub...