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Monday, October 23, 2017

Disneyland Photo Update: Halloween Crowd Crush & Splash in the Dark

Welcome back to the beautiful Disneyland Resort, where Halloween makes the parks spooky in expected and unexpected ways. Let's take a look around Disneyland and see what it looks like as they prepare to wrap up Fall festivities and unpack Christmas. //   Splash... Animals Still in the Dark   Technical problems are still unresolved and continue to plague Splash Mountain. Let's jump...

Fall Events Illuminate the Night at Gilroy Gardens

With little warning Gilroy Gardens announced a new [email protected] event to take place weekends through October. Clearly inspired by the success of last year's Lumination display of Chinese artistry of light and color, the event is the first of three night variations the park will feature through the end of the year. I have always loved how the park...

The Season Pass Podcast #352 – The Tony Baxter Interview: Part 7 (Featuring Tom Morris)

It is always great to hear from the one and only Tony Baxter! Not only has he done legendary work for the themed entertainment industry but his insight into all the little things that make this art form breathtaking is astounding. This is one of the many reasons that the Season Pass continues to have amazing discussions with him. This...

Disneyland Resort Update – RunDisney Falters & Star Wars Everywhere

Happy Friday everyone! We have a few end of the week Disneyland Resort news items for you today. While none of them should come as any surprise to us, some of you may be very disappointed by this first item. RunDisney Disneyland Falls  Folks have been speculating for months that RunDisney was about to pull out of the Disneyland market. ...

Yesterland: Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree

Do you miss the seasonal events at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree? Take another look at Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Lucky 13 at Winchester Mystery House

Last year the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA premiered a new candlelight tour for Halloween (link), and MiceChat returned to take a look at this year's version of the tour. But our visit wasn't just on any night, it was on Friday the 13th. Let's take a look at this spooky spectacular . . . Sarah Winchester believed...

Price Masking–Why Disney Feels Expensive But Continues Raising Prices

Do the Disneyland and Walt Disney World of today seem expensive to you on a "gut-check" level? If so, you're not alone. And you're not wrong. An analysis of prices from a couple of decades ago, adjusted for inflation, shows that prices HAVE risen more than inflation over time. In some cases, the soaring cost increased at twice the...

Disneyland Update – Tomorrow Is Another Day

It's the spooky season folks. Ghosts and Ghouls of every age will find something to delight them at the Disneyland Resort this year as Disneyland prepares for its final Mickey's Halloween Parties.  Next year is sure to bring lots of big changes. But what's really hard to believe is that we are just a few weeks away from the...

Mousetalgia Podcast 469: Hong Kong Disneyland

This week, Kristen takes us on her with a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland, and we talk about her experience, including: Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and other lodging options; free slippers; dining options, dim sum and restaurants; the weather and humidity, and spending time in the park. We discuss the similarities and differences between Hong Kong Disneyland and Disneyland...

Exclusive Opportunity – Dick Van Dyke at the Garner Holt Animatronics Factory – November 4th

This is your once in a lifetime opportunity to experience a practically perfect event with the LEGENDARY Dick Van Dyke at the Garner Holt Productions animation factory, November 4th, 2017.  The stars will shine bright as they come out to honor Mr. Van Dyke through one of a kind performances and tributes. You'll also be treated to an adventure...

Disney News Roundup: Crowds, Fires and more!

Welcome to the MiceChat Disney News Roundup! Welcome to this week’s Disney & Theme Park news roundup. A lot has happened over the past seven days, with fires in Anaheim and records crowds at the Disneyland Resort. Some interesting news and great events ahead. This week's Top Stories Disneyland Resort Update – Force, Frenzy and Fires What a strange week it has been at the...

The Sweep Spot #220 Epcot Discussion with Aaron Wallace

In this jam packed episode we have the latest in Disneyland Resort Current Events, we talk with Eric from Trader Sam's Coffee, and for the main topic we welcome author and podcaster Aaron Wallace to talk with us about Epcot, its history, and more. For more info on our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

Yesterland: Sounds Dangerous with Drew Carey

This Yesterland article now describes four shows that have been in the same venue. Which was the best? Which was the worst? Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Sounds Dangerous, with Drew Carey When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Disneyland Resort Update – Force, Frenzy and Fires

What a strange week it has been at the Disneyland Resort.  Since our Monday Disneyland Update a lot has happened. Crowds have been insane, in part due to the Columbus Day holiday. Terrible nearby fires turned the sky to orange and filled the air over the Disneyland Resort with smoke and ash. And even more change has come to...

Dateline Disney World – Grand Avenue and Tap House Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Welcome back to Disney's Hollywood Studios, where some big changes are on the way, and some smaller additions have just opened as the park continues its transformation. Let's poke around and see what's new. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); If you are...

Fake Theme Park: Revealed! An Interview with Creator Jason Ginsburg

If you've been around on theme park social media over the years, you might have noticed the parody Twitter account Fake Theme Park, poking fun at anything and everything theme park related. The account was run anonymously... until now. Creator of Fake Theme Park and its CEO "Murph Gantly" is a former Universal Studios Hollywood employee and a comedy...

Disneyland Photo Update – Rainbow Power

Hey howdy hey MiceChatters! Dusty Sage at your service. I'm writing this update in the middle of the night after 3 fun-filled days at the Disneyland Resort. You'll forgive me if I fall asleep mid-sentence. It could happen. Anything could happen. This is Disneyland after all. . . Main Street USA and Halloween Time We had another hot weekend in Anaheim. That...

Mousetalgia Podcast 468: Oscar Martinez, Halloween Time, Yale Gracey

This week, Mousetalgia welcomes Oscar Martinez, Disneyland's longest tenured cast member, to the show to talk about his 60-year career at Disneyland, 50 of which he spent at Carnation Café. Oscar talks about being hired at Disneyland, his job and retirement, and the state of dining at the resort. Then, Jeff reports on Halloween Time at Disneyland, with a...

Disney News Roundup: Attendance Records and Project Delays

Welcome to the MiceChat Disney News Roundup! Halloween season is in full swing! From Haunted Mazes to Not So Scary Parties for the whole family! This weeks Round Up has all the latest news and photos, including the latest MiceAge update! Let’s get the RoundUp started! This week's Top Stories MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – More Boo For You While crowds during the Halloween...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: New Disney-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is near and it is definitely time to start putting together that just-so-perfect Disney-inspired costume. But, maybe you’re tired of the same old, same old. If so, here are a few suggestions that are a twist on the normal attractions, movies, and characters. Dress as a giant book covered with vines, palm fronds, moss, mud, lizards, and snakes. You're The Jungle...