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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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...

Disneyland Paris Halloween 2017

It's Halloween at Disneyland Paris and there's a lot to see. But is it as good as previous years? Let's take a look. Due to the 25th anniversary of the park, Halloween decorations on Main Street USA were transferred to Frontierland. As a result, aside from some castle area decor, only Frontierland is decorated for Halloween this year. ...

Yesterland: Neighbors of Aulani – Past, Present, and Future

Aulani—officially Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i—opened August 2011 at the Ko Olina Resort on the western coast of O‘ahu. Disney’s island extravaganza stood between the oldest resort at Ko Olina and a large vacant parcel. What was once the oldest resort is now the newest. And the vacant parcel will become a $2 billion resort. Read...

DCA Photo Update – Cuckoo for Coco

Did you catch the MiceAge Update on Tuesday? It seems that crowded feeling you were getting in the parks was actually record attendance for the resort. But it's for good reason . . . Halloween in both parks and all new decorations for DCA in particular give guests a reason to return.  Best of all, because of the success...

Join us: MiceChat Walt Disney World Invasion and Food and Wine Festival Events Nov 6th -12th

It’s Fall again and that means it’s almost time . . . not just for Pumpkin Spice Lattes . . . but for the MiceChat WDW Invasion. Pack your bags and let's head EAST! Orlando, Orlando, I love you, Orlando! Please join us this November as we Sip and Nibble through Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival, have lots of mice...

MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – More Boo For You

While crowds during the Halloween season have been slowly building the past few years, last month's debut of all-new Halloween overlays at DCA's most popular locations have sent the crowd levels through the roof in the past two weeks. DCA has already made new attendance records the past two Fridays, surpassing the numbers in the park that arrived to...