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The Sweep Spot #212 Retired Disneyland Band Drummer Joe Shaw

In this episode we are very excited to have had the chance to talk with retired Disneyland Band drummer Joe Shaw. Joe started playing drums at Disneyland in June of 1973, and Retired in 2013. He has played in different places throughout Disneyland from the Golden Horseshoe, New Orleans Square, Plaza Gardens, Tomorrowland, the Mark Twain, and Main Street...

Adventures by Disney Guide, No Recharging Necessary!

There are lots of places in this world I'd like to go, but I can't necessarily afford. But Disney sure does make it sound tempting to me. But it never hurts to be informed, right? So I got this free guide to Adventures By Disney, which provides the vacations families (and I) have been dreaming about. Vacations to Europe...

Yesterland: “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” Movie Set Adventure

Do you enjoy being miniaturized by theme park attractions? Toy Story Midway Mania shrinks you to the size of a toy. Honey, I Shrunk the Audience shrinks your entire theater to the size of a shoe box. And Adventure Thru Inner Space initially shrinks you to the size of a snowflake, but eventually makes you smaller than an atom. Read the...

Disney’s 2017 Vacation Planning Videos are Fun, Fabulous and FREE!

Are you planning a Disney vacation for you and your loved ones and you're not sure where to start? Here's a really fun way to take a lot of the headache out of the major parts of your planning: Disney's Vacation Planning videos for either the Walt Disney World Resort or the Disneyland Resort will not only tell you,...

Dateline Disney World – Magic Kingdom Miracle

With all the amazing new things which have opened in Orlando this past month, we've been overwhelmed with things to see and do. Today, we journey to the quintessential Orlando theme park, The Magic Kingdom just at the moment some real magic happens. Let's see what's going on . . . (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); ...

Disney News Roundup: Islands, Wizards & Avatars

Welcome to the MiceChat News Roundup! We are in for a busy summer at the Disneyland resort and beyond . . . and we don't just mean crowds! A brand new Big Thunder Trail to Fantasyland was recently unveiled, Tom Sawyer Island has reopened for exploring, and there is continued progress on “The Rivers of America” as it nears its...

Disneyland Photo Update – The Big Return

Things are starting to return to normal at the Disneyland Resort. Tom Sawyer Island is back from an 18 month closure and crowds on Father's Day were down right enjoyable. For a few fleeting moments, Disneyland has felt like its old self. Tom Sawyer Island Reopens These views have been missed. Disneyland's island returned to regular operation on Friday. While lots...

Mousetalgia Podcast 452: The music of Disney live action films; D23 Expo planning

The music of Disney's live action films will be featured in the upcoming D23 Expo, and this week, we continue to prepare for the Expo with a closer look at some of the recently announced panels and performances scheduled for the weekend of July 14-16. With topics ranging from the Golden Girls to Hercules, D23 has a stellar list...

Disneyland Paris, The Walt Disney Company and More

Disneyland Paris is a beautiful park which has suffered a series of challenges, including declining attendance. It's also a park in the middle of a major anniversary celebration. Let's take a look at the resort and see how things are going during the 25th birthday of Disneyland Paris. To begin, an announcement that will change many things about the development...

Tom Sawyer’s Island Now Open!

Tom Sawyer's Island reopened to guests today at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. Dusty Sage broadcast live on Facebook, and we invite you to enjoy the journey here: https://www.facebook.com/MiceBook/videos/1588952127782908 Dusty noted that the Pirates Lair sign has been removed, you can see all of the construction from the back side of the island, and there are lots of new supports and...

Micechat Podcast – (Re)Views from Pandora and Surviving Mission: Breakout!

It's a BIG news theme park update from Doug and Dusty this month. Guardians of the Galaxy breaks out at the Disneyland Resort and the guys take you with them on the ride!!! But is this ride a hit or a miss?! Then we teleport to Walt Disney World to catch up with Hastin Zylstra and chat about all...

Yesterland: Indian Village

Welcome to Frontierland’s rustic Indian Village on the shores of the Rivers of America. Representing many tribes, the Indian Village presents the culture, customs, and arts of Native Americans. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Indian Village When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

The Season Pass Podcast #345 – Season Pass Renewal: The Joe Rohde Interviews

The latest Season Pass Podcast brings us a Renewal of some previous classic stories in a new, fresh way. What’s interesting about the Renewal episodes, is the opportunity to catch some great ideas and history you might have missed out the first time you listened three, five, eight, or whatever years ago. These podcasts retell the fascinating stories of the...

Universal Studios Hollywood: Magical New Lighting of Hogwarts Castle

Universal Studios Hollywood is ready to light up the summer. We'll bring you the latest blockbuster Uni news, how the park looks, construction updates, enhancements at CityWalk and a glimpse at what's in store for this theme park in the coming years. Illuminating Enhancements for Wizarding World! A brand new nightly projection show called Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle has begun...

Disney News Roundup: Adventureland Shuffle and More

Welcome to the MiceChat News Roundup! Wow! It's been a busy couple weeks in the Theme Park world. New and exciting Attractions, Themed Lands and New Experiences opened at Disneyland Resort, Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World and Volcano Bay Waterpark  at Universal, Orlando. We have a packed Roundup for you today with all the latest news, columns and great photo updates. This...

Warner Bros, Disney Join Forces for World-Class Racing Game

Today in Burbank, coinciding with this week's E3 in Los Angeles and last week's starry Premiere of Cars 3 in Anaheim,  Warner Brothers Interactive (Disney already has a friendly working relationship with them vis-a-vis the LEGO Marvel and LEGO Star Wars games)  Cars 3: Driven to Win is now available for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox...

Fab News: A Meeska-Mooska-Magical-Mousketeer Weekend in Chicago June 24th and 25th

Chicago: where it all started. Where Elias Disney worked as a contractor at the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 (the famed White City) and brought home stories of a gleaming modern city, to his amazed little boys that they later passed down to their brothers and sister. Those tales must have planted quite a seed in young Walt Disney's...

Disneyland Photo Update – Any Way You Slice It Folks, You Still Come Out Ahead

It never ceases to amaze me how much can change at Disneyland in just one week. We have lots of help this week from a MiceChat reader, as well as Update Staffmembers Brian Pinsky and Dusty Sage. Let's take a look at the new home for Disneyland's horses, the old/new Big Thunder Trail, Rivers of America pending reopening, Adventureland...

Mousetalgia Podcast 451: Tink Half, Disneyland landscaping, Phantom Manor

Mousetalgia's Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend report: we cover a variety of topics, including security updates, kids' race woes, photo ops and entertainment removed from the 5K route, and the evolution of runDisney (plus a note about being evacuated from Goofy's Sky School). Then, Jeff reports on a talk at the Walt Disney Family Museum about Ruth Shellhorn and...

What’s Ahead for Super Nintendo World?

A little over a year ago game publisher Nintendo and Universal of Japan announced the plans for a Nintendo park, now officially known as Super Nintendo World. This was not going to be a self-contained theme park but rather an expansion to the existing Universal Studios Park in Osaka. The existing land would be built just to the left...