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  • June 30, 2015: It’s a jolly holiday – Here's one not to miss folks. Legends Events Presents an evening with Dick Van Dyke at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel! Thursday, July 16th, 2015! Get Your Tickets HERE Today. The evening is a benefit for the Walt Disney Birthplace restoration! ×0
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Knotts Berry Farm Fireworks and Fun for 4th of July

July 03, 2015 at 10:08 am | No Comments

Happy 4th of July weekend everyone!  This week we deliver a small pictorial from Knotts Berry Farm and share what they have planned for Independence Day weekend.  The park is bustling with summer crowds.  While…


Navigate the Night – Surviving Disneyland’s 60th After Dark

July 03, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Hi, I’m Hastin – and I admit it, I love to visit Disneyland after a long day at work. Especially this summer, when the park is open late every night. But, all those dazzling new…


Yesterland: America on Parade

July 02, 2015 at 7:01 pm | No Comments

Happy Birthday to the United States of America! At Yesterland, it’s been 200 years since the nation’s founding in 1776. Happy 4th of July from Yesterland. Enjoy this updated article.   Read the YESTERLAND article…


Fab News: D23 Expo, MAPO@MTOC and More

July 02, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Greetings, MiceChateers! Convention season is in full swing, and almost everyone I know is either prepping for a convention, at a convention or recovering from a convention, and over here, we’re no different. Those most…

Posted in D23Expo, Disney, Features


Samland: Tomorrowland is Another Day

July 02, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

I am awestruck by the Disney fan’s loyalty to the brand. This is virtually unparalleled. Why does this media company hold such power? I would offer that part of the reason is a legacy promoting…

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You Are Here mugs are available, completing the set of all six USA Disney Parks.

Change Continues to Roar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

July 01, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

So much is changing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This week, we’re taking at look at the new Starbucks, as well as many more news items from around the park. Let’s go! That’s it for this…


Disney News Round Up: Selfie sticks are gone but the summer heat is here.

July 01, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Welcome to this week’s MiceChat Disney News Roundup! This week we have news about the Fourth of July holiday with a special fireworks finale to follow the park’s 60th anniversary show and special musical performances…


Fab News: A Jolly Night, An Animated Goodbye, Steampunk Woods and PIXAR Palooza

June 30, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

July is coming, and so are lots of events: A Jolly Holiday is Coming Your Way A Jolly Holiday With Dick Van Dyke Thursday, July 16th, 2015 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at Disney’s Grand Californian…

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Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #14 – Marty Sklar on the Opening of Disneyland

June 30, 2015 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Welcome back friends to another special episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast. With all the excitement going on right now for the 60th anniversary of Disneyland, I though…what could we do on this show to really make…


Disneyland bans selfie sticks as summer heats up the Diamond Celebration

June 29, 2015 at 4:10 am | No Comments

Disneyland will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with a special fireworks finale to the park’s 60th anniversary show and special musical performances during the week. Guests enjoying Independence Day holiday at Disneyland won’t be…


Mousetalgia Podcast 349: Disneyland trip report, Insider Access to Inside Out

June 29, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

This week, Jeff does Disneyland’s Diamond celebration and discusses the Matterhorn updates, Paint the Night, World of Color – Celebrate, the T Party Diamond Edition – even breakfast at Flo’s. Also, Disneyland goes 101: How…


Scarlett Stahl – Floyd Norman’s 80th Birthday Celebration

June 28, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

June 22, 2015 was the 80th birthday for Disney Legend Floyd Norman. He tried to get his wife, Adrienne (who also works at the Walt Disney Company as a Senior Illustration Manager), to promise not…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #143 – Skull Island : Reign of Kong and Nintendo.

June 28, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

On this episode we get straight to the news to discuss the Skull Island : Reign of Kong announcement as well as the partnership between Universal and Nintendo. Following that we go On Location with…


You’ve Got to be Kidding: A Disneyland Primer

June 27, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

“You’ve Got To Be Kidding” is parody. Allow yourself the opportunity to have a little fun . . . It is never too early to help children understand the joy and happiness that is the…

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Disneyland…Where My Real Life Began

June 27, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

In honor of their 300th episode, The Season Pass Podcast asks several people “Why is Disneyland special?” We all have an answer to that question, and here’s mine.   Memories. So.Many.Memories. My life as I know…


Universal Studios Hollywood Packed to the Gills

June 26, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Welcome to a glamorous update from Universal Studios Hollywood.  Today we bring news from the Entertainment Capital of LA as they open their brand new addition to the world famous Studio Tour.  Fast and Furious…


Disney Cruise Line’s Frozen Disney Wonder Review Video

June 26, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

The MiceChat, Fairy Godmother Travel and Popular Cruising crew and friends just returned home from Alaska aboard Disney Cruise Line‘s Disney Wonder and the ship’s first Frozen theme cruise. We all had a blast on…


Yesterland: The Largest Ceramic Mural in the World

June 25, 2015 at 10:01 pm | No Comments

The colorful art “mountains” on either side of the main gate aren’t painted. They are magnificent ceramic murals. In fact, you’re between the two halves of the largest ceramic mural in the world.   Read…


Fab News: The Circle of Life

June 25, 2015 at 4:00 am | No Comments

It’s been a bittersweet week, Micechateers. Dickens said, “Life is full of meetings and partings. That is the way of it.” Simple and true. Sometimes the Bear Eats You Because it didn’t go in the…


Walt Disney World Value Resorts

June 25, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

We’ve recently taken a look at the deluxe and moderate resorts at Walt Disney World, rounding out the Disney owned and operated resorts are the Values.  These are a fun option, especially for families with…