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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Disneyland Resort Update – Pixar with a “P”

You've got a friend in me . . . and I'm going to take you with me to the Disneyland Resort this week. Today finds us at Disney California Adventure as the old Paradise Pier begins a major transformation. There's also a big shakeup in Downtown Disney and some news about Garden Walk. Welcome to Pixar Pier Disney has wasted no...

MiceChat Anniversary Extravaganza February 2nd, 2018

It's time to celebrate MiceChat/MiceAge Anniversary (our 15th) with another AMAZING evening of food, wine, celebrities and Disney history! Join us on the evening of February 2nd at The Anaheim Hotel (across the street from Disneyland) Featured Panels Welcome To The Jungle: David Koenig presents a panel of original Jungle Cruise skippers! The jokes will be corny and the history will be heartfelt. First...

The Sweep Spot # 226 Live Music at Disneyland 80’s to Present

In this episode we welcome back Chris Lyndon, known as Disney Chris to help us explore live music at Disneyland. In episode 223 we talked about live music at Disneyland through the 70's, and this time we go through the 80's all the way to 2018. Hear some samples of the music and performers we talk about. Plus the...

Star Wars News: Solo Date, Getting Geeky and More!

It's a beautiful night in the galaxy and I certainly know that Disney has over 1.2 billion reasons to be happy right now.  How about you? How cool is it for us Disneylanders that we can now see Chewbacca OR Darth Vader OR Kylo Ren in the Launch Bay in Tomorrowland? How is the setup in Florida? And please read...

Farewell to Mouseketeer Doreen Tracey

I'm heartbroken to report that Doreen Tracey, one of the original Disney Mouseketeers, has passed away. Doreen became a friend while working on a charity event and we remained in contact, with her frequently contacting me to suggest something she thought would be of interest to the Dick Van Dyke Foundation, the Walt Disney Birthplace or MiceChat. She had a big...

Yesterland: Seasons of the Vine

Wow! Yester California Adventure has truly unique theme park attractions—like this seven-minute film providing a “behind-the-scenes introduction” to winegrowing. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Seasons of the Vine When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Disneyland Resort Update and the Discounts of Doom

Today's Disneyland update was going to be about huge crowds this past holiday season. But given Disneyland's announcement yesterday, it's now going to be mostly about massive crowds coming later this winter and spring as a new round of resident discount tickets have been released.  This time around, you can get 2 or 3 day tickets at heavily reduced...

Disneyland Resort Update – Farewell to Paradise

The winds of change are blowing once again at the Disneyland Resort. Disney California Adventure was packed with guests this past weekend. And while many of them were there to use up the last bits of credit on their Festival of Holidays tasting cards, most were there to say farewell to one of California Adventure's surviving opening day lands,...

Mousetalgia Podcast 481: Disney Vacation Club, The Last Jedi review

This week, we present a spoiler-filled review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the 8th installment in the Star Wars saga. But before that, let's talk DVC, and discuss the benefits and costs of joining the Disney Vacation Club. Is the cost of purchasing property in villas in deluxe Disney hotels worth the experience? Our special guest Heather Coursen...

Disney News Roundup: New Year and Lots of Changes

Welcome to the MiceChat Disney News Roundup! Over the holidays you might have missed some of our recaps, reviews, and articles. Fear not, we've got summaries and links for you of the latest on Star Wars Land, Disney news, and our year in review - You'll be shocked how much news you've forgotten from the previous year. The MiceChat Gumball Rally is...

David Koenig: The Last of the Disneyland Cowboys

Frank Pfannenstiel, the last of the original Disneyland cowboys, has ridden off into the sunset at the age of 92. Born in Fort Hays, Kansas, Frank was a real wrangler, having spent his early years on a wheat farm before his family moved to a ranch in Denver, Colorado. At 17, he joined the Marines as a machine gunner and...

New Star Wars Experience Opens in Downtown Disney Today

The secrets of the Empire are about to be revealed to you in a brand new VR experience in Downtown Disney Anaheim and at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World. Earlier this week, we were able to attend a preview of Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire at The Void in Downtown Disney (located in the space vacated by Fossil...

Yesterland: Main Street Electrical Parade — Farewell Season, 1996

It’s 1996 at Yesterland. This is your last chance to see the beloved Main Street Electrical Parade. After delighting guests since 1972, with just a few years off to give other parades a chance, it’s “glowing away”—forever—later this year. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Main Street Electrical Parade — Farewell Season When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Mousetalgia Podcast 480: Disney’s Year in Review

This week, Team Mousetalgia hosts a roundtable discussion reviewing our strongest memories and opinions of Disney's past year. Topics include our favorite changes to the theme parks; the best books and purchases we've made through the year; our favorite movies from the various Disney studios in 2017; the best dining experience we've each had on a Disney property this...

Disneyland Year In Review 2017 – Part 2 – These Are The Memories You Are Looking For

Yesterday we began our look back at Disneyland in 2017 (Part One HERE). It was a dazzling list of projects and events. But that was only half the year. Let's jump to July of last year . . . a really BIG month for Disneyland news. July This half of the Disneyland Year in Review starts off with a bang! It's...

Disneyland Year In Review 2017 – Part 1 – Dropping Out and Dropping In

Happy New Year one and all. We hope your 2018 is off to a great start. As we look forward to amazing new things in the coming year, let's take a moment to reflect on 2017 and a whirlwind of change which came to the Disneyland Resort. There were so many items and photos that we've had to divide...

Fab News: Let’s Get This New Year Started

Happy New Year! I'll type this quietly just in case your cabeza is still a little tender from New Year's Eve festivities. There's still five days left until the Three Kings come and take down my Christmas decorations, and let's hope Noe doesn't cut the little plastic Baby Jesus in the Rosca de Reyes in half like he did that...

The Sweep Spot #225 Discussion On Disneyland Fandom Over the Years

In this episode we have an interview on Disneyland Fandom and social media in the early days. Plus latest in Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our book and more info at www.thesweepspot.com

Disnerland: A Message for YOU!

  HI CHILDS! I’d like to drop the Disner-mask for a second and say a few words to everyone on here just as myself. Hi! My name is N Nielsen. I am the co-creator and manager of Disnerland. I’d like to send thanks to each and every one of you who has liked our Facebook, Tumblr, or Instagram page, responded to a post,...

Knott’s Berry Farm: 2017 Was Berry Good!

Welcome back to the Farm. Today's article is a bit different. Let's take a look back at what has happened around the park throughout 2017 and ahead to next year. And if you don't have plans for New Year's Eve, please come join the MiceChat crew at the Farm for a very special event. Info at the bottom of...