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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Photos and News – Runaway Construction

Disney's Hollywood Studios has all sorts of projects in the works. Not only are massive Star Wars and Toy Story lands on the way, but Mickey Mouse is taking over the space of the former Great Movie Ride as well. Let's take a look! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle ||...

Disney California Adventure Photo Update – Star Wars Tops Out, Mickey Talks, and Halloween Looms

Summer of Heroes is in its final weeks as California Adventure prepares to scare up some new fall surprises. We'll take you through the park to see what's new, then we'll head out to Downtown Disney where huge changes are soon to commence, but not as big as the construction for Star Wars land. We'll have an interesting angle...

Disneyland Photo Update – Electrical Lights Wink Out As Seasons Change

Presto chango! The seasons change in the wink of an eye. While most parks wait until after Labor Day to end their summer season, Disneyland essentially ended theirs last night with the closing of the Electrical Parade and the start of some big refurbishments today.  Halloween is the next big thing on the calendar at the Disneyland Resort and...

Mousetalgia Podcast 460: Her Universe; Walt, Ward and trains

This week, Rose Ivy talks with Team Mousetalgia fresh from winning the "Her Universe Fashion Show" at San Diego Comic Con. She talks about her winning design, perseverance, geek couture, walking the runway, and what she'll be creating in the near future with her co-winners for Her Universe and Disney (so start asking for Hot Topic gift cards for...

Disney News Roundup: Two More Stores to Leave Downtown Disney

Welcome to the MiceChat News Roundup! With summer quickly coming to a close and kids headed back in school, area theme parks are shifting their attention to the fast approaching holiday seasons (Halloween and Christmas) as well as refurbishments and new projects.  You can almost smell the Pumpkin Spice in the air! For those of you in the Southern California area,...

The Sweep Spot 216 The Disneyland Hotel with Donald Ballard

In this episode we welcome author and Disneyland Historian Donald Ballard. Donald is the author of some great books on the Disneyland Hotel, and is quite the expert. We think you will enjoy this discussion we have with him about The Disneyland Hotel. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom at...

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Promises #NowhereToHide

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s iconic Halloween event, Howl-O-Scream, returns for it's 18th year with 19 menacing nights and two brand-new haunted houses (and five returning houses), five terrifying scare zones and thrill rides in the dark, some of which are “infected” with roaming creatures of the night. I have a love/hate relationship with Halloween events. I really enjoy the creativity and...

Efteling’s Symbolica – an Incredible, Immersive Dark Ride

On July 1 of this year, de Efteling—a world-class theme park south of Amsterdam, the Netherlands—opened Symbolica: the Palace of Fantasy right at the heart of the beautiful park. De Efteling’s core theme is fairy tales and character-driven, lavishly-detailed stories, from its classic Storybook Forest to the Pirates of the Caribbean-esque Fata Morgana. The park is filled with vignettes...

Yesterland: The Original Tomorrowland Railroad Station

It’s 1959 here at Yesterland. There’s a new railroad station, the Tomorrowland Station, which just opened in 1958. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: The Original Tomorrowland Railroad Station When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

First Dive Coaster on the West Coast Coming to Knott’s Berry Farm Summer 2018

Cowabunga dudes! Knott's Berry Farm has just announced a monster new coaster for summer 2018. The tallest, fastest, twistiest dive coaster in the West is now under construction on the Boardwalk, in the same location that Boomerang was once located. The new coaster, called "HangTime," will tower 150 feet over the park and features a 96-degree drop (the steepest drop...

MiceChat Podcast – Avalanche Of Disney Attractions – Too Good To Be True

We have a show so big for you this month we had to do two episodes in one. We take a look at the MASSIVE enhancements and expansions at ALL of the Disney parks in the coming decade. Huge new lands for Disneyland, California Adventure and Disney Hollywood Studios. Plus, major new attractions for Epcot & Magic Kingdom.  We...

Kevin Yee – The REAL “Disney Decade” is Happening Right Now!

In 1990, then-CEO of Disney Michael Eisner announced the start of the "Disney Decade," a marketing campaign designed to usher in new theme park expansions and tentpole movies. In many ways, he was right. The company was slowly righting itself from a disastrous two decades after Walt's death, and Eisner (with his partner Frank Wells) really did fix the...

Disneyland Photo Update – It’s All In The Details

Welcome back to another hot and sticky week at the Disneyland Resort. This was the final weekend of Saturday blockout dates for Deluxe passes as the summer winds down. But it should still feel like summer for a while longer, as the hot and humid weather remains in our forecast. With that coming, it's a good time to slow...

Disney News Roundup: All Great Movies come to a end.

Welcome to the MiceChat News Roundup! On August 9th in 1969 the Haunted Mansion opened to the public after years of development. With Crypt doors creaking and Tombstones quaking, the Swinging Wake has been going ever since. This week's Roundup has all the latest news, including a brand new MiceAge update about Paradise Pier and the sad closing of The Great...

Mousetalgia Podcast 458: D23 Expo part 2 – the experience

This week, Team Mousetalgia takes you back to the recent D23 Expo with reports on some of the myriad panels, presentations and performances that were held at the massive event. We talk to our correspondent Nicole, who describes her experience at the Expo as a first-timer, with her own set of tips, advice, and feedback about the massive event....

David Koenig: Final Cut

This Sunday August 13, something will happen at Walt Disney World that has never happened before: Epcot will permanently close one of its Opening Day pavilions, the Universe of Energy. Much more importantly, something far more significant is happening at the opposite end of Crescent Lake... Disney Hollywood Studios is shuttering the LAST remaining ride from its Opening Day: the...

This Animatronic Life – Our Pal Marty

Howdy everyone—two weeks ago, the themed entertainment industry and Disney fans worldwide lost an important and beloved friend, Marty Sklar.  Any fan engaged with the history and culture of Disney theme parks around the world knew his name, and, because of his generosity with his time and presence, thousands had the opportunity to hear him speak or even meet...

Yesterland: S.S. rustworthy

P.P.F.D. is the Paradise Pier Fire Department. The department has a fire boat, the S.S. rustworthy. Let’s hope this boat isn’t needed to douse a fire on the amusement pier. The boat is a wreck. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: S.S. rustworthy When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

DCA Photo Update: Park Somewhere Else!

Welcome back to the Disneyland Resort. Today we look at changes coming soon to Downtown Disney and California Adventure. If you missed our Disneyland Update Monday you can check it out HERE. No More Free Parking Park Somewhere Else! Disney has changed its Downtown Disney parking policy. In order to receive 2 hours of complimentary parking you now have to spend a...

Dateline Universal Orlando – Dragon Challenge Getting the Axe

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week, we're at Islands of Adventure. There are a few surprises ahead . . . let's take a look! That does it for this week. Are you excited to see...