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The Sweep Spot #233 Secrets of Disneyland with Jim Korkis

In this episode we welcome back Disney historian and author Jim Korkis. We discuss some of the maybe not so well known Disneyland secrets. Plus the latest in Disneyland Resort Current Events. For show notes, our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

Fab News: It’s the Weekend; Make Plans!

Hello my sweets (and I don't mean those no-longer-available because of the fights breaking out in the queue  limited time only Dole Whip Doughnuts. Wait, was that right? Eh, close enough. I'll be having one of those Mint Chip Shakes Scott-Scott AT-AT was going on about this week from Schmoozies.) Speaking of which, Pixar Fest is going on. Take your...

Star Wars News: Farewell John, Hello Baze and Chirrut?

Before I jump into this little bit of Star Wars News, I just want to remind you that we're in the middle of the most fun thing to happen to Disneyland since the days of State Fair, Blast to the Past and Toy Story Funhouse - Pixar Fest! There are special foods, decorations, character meet and greets, you're encouraged...

Disneyland Resort Update – DCYay & Splashing Around

What a week! Last Friday, Disneyland Resort unveiled Pixar Fest. It has taken us multiple visits and we still haven't covered it all. We'll take a stab at filling in the blanks today from DCA as well as showing you what's new in Downtown Disney and the return of Splash Mountain at Disneyland. Add a little background noise to your...

Yesterland: Carnation Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant

Whether you’re looking for a meal, dessert, or both, you’ll enjoy the atmosphere and nostalgia at the Carnation Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Carnation Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Are You Priced Out of Disneyland?

Please give a warm MiceChat welcome to our dear friend and newest columnist, Alyssa Claar. She's a mom, podcaster, and proud Disney nerd.  - Dusty There are many reasons people love Disney and love going to Disneyland.  For us, it is a place we used to come to as a children - and with every stroll down Main Street, we...

First Look: Fast and Furious Supercharged at Universal Studios Florida

Big news from Universal Studios Florida! This week, Fast and Furious Supercharged soft opened at the park, and we were there to cover it. Let's take a look at the latest offering from Universal Orlando Resort . . . I'm going to wait until the ride officially opens to...

MiceChat Disneyland Podcast – Fest with the Best

You've got a friend in me. That's the theme of Disney's new Pixar Fest at Disneyland USA.  The brand new festival takes over the entire resort and offers parades, new fireworks, festival food, merchandise and special entertainment.  We'll also take you behind the scenes with special interviews with Disney Imagineers, Directors, chefs and representatives. Dusty also pals around with...

Fab News: Great Fans, Great Reads and Great Men

Hello! Have you been enjoying the Pixar Fest coverage? I have! I went Thursday and recovered Friday and Saturday, and I'm plotting my next trip over there (NOT a pre-opening-to-past-closing-get-from-place-to-place-as-fast-as-you-can marathon THIS time, thankyouverymuch!) So far, we've shown you: Pixar Fest Overview and Review You've Got a Friend in Food (mine!) <- also merchandise The Return of the Pixar Play Parade Disneyland Photo...

Together Forever: A Pixar Fireworks Spectacular

Together Forever - A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular "During Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular, you’re invited to embark on an emotional journey of friendship that starts when unlikely Pixar characters meet, set out on adventures and overcome obstacles together." - Disneyland Does Disney's newest spectacular live up to the high flying expectations? Let's take a look. Fireworks are among Disney's most...

Pixar Fest – Repainting the Night

The crowd-pleasing Paint the Night parade has returned to the Disneyland Resort as a part of Pixar Fest, but this time around it's glowing down the performance corridor at Disney California Adventure. Fresh off a long refurbishment, the parade feels largely the same, but with some significant changes and more to come later this summer. An Incredibles 2 float will...

Disneyland Update – Oooooh!

As Sheriff Woody from Toy Story might say, "Yee-haw, Pixar Fest is now open! Are you ready for adventure?" Friday marked the official kick-off of Disneyland's new seasonal celebration, and in today's Disneyland Update we will bring you some of the highlights as well as our usual coverage of construction and refurbishments at Disneyland. Before we start with the pictures,...

Mousetalgia Podcast 495: Disneyland tips and listener email

This week, Mousetalgia goes back to the mailbag to answer your questions. Topics include long distance Disney dating ideas; Fantasmic! dining options; traveling to and finding Disney experiences in Seattle; childcare at the Disney resorts; driving through California; crowd prediction at Disneyland; setting Disney ride records; a Cable Guy encounter; and simply finding romance during a trip to the...

Pixar Fest Photos and Video: Return of the Pixar Play Parade

Pixar Play Parade returns . . . to Disneyland.  Yep, they've moved this long-running DCA parade across the Esplanade to the Happiest Place On Earth. . . with some enhancements.  So, how does the Parade Play in its new location? Let's take a look . . . Our own Dusty Sage interviews former Disneyland Ambassador Jessica Bernard about the Pixar Play Parade: https://youtu.be/7Qg7RGsO6HU ...

Silicon Valley Comic Con Going Strong

Two years ago I made a whirlwind swirl through the four hour debut day of Silicon Valley Comic Con, not knowing if it was a one shot deal, or an event that would continue. Now in its 3rd year, the event has laid down solid roots. Due to another engagement I was unable to attend the short Friday start...

Exploring Pixar Fest Food and Merchandise

Hey howdy hey, cowgirls, spacemen, forgetful fishies and wearers of the Cone of Shame! Shelly V here, and I spent all day Thursday roaming both Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Park seeing what Pixar Fest merchandise and food they had soft-opened (for lack of any type of a better term). About 75% of the time for the Food Fest,...

First Look – You’ve Got a Friend in Pixar Fest at the Disneyland Resort

Disney launches a brand new festival today, which spans both parks at the Disneyland Resort. Pixar Fest, running April 13th through September 3rd, celebrates all things Pixar and leads into the June opening of the new Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure. The event includes a new fireworks show, the return of two parades (but with a twist), character entertainment,...

Yesterland: Triton’s Garden

Even though you’re human, King Triton invites you to visit his garden. You may even have a chance to snap a photo with his daughter and to get her autograph. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Triton’s Garden When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Dateline Disney World – Animal Kingdom News and Photos

Dateline Disney World is headed on safari this week as we take you to Disney's Animal Kingdom. The park will turn 20 years old on April 22, Earth Day. To mark the occasion, there will be an expanded “Party for the Planet” celebration this year from April 22-May 5. Rafiki’s Planet will offer backstage animal experiences that allow guests to learn...

Fab News: Parties, Previews, Trailers and Toys

Hi there! It's an off week, so I'm supposed to do a Star Wars News Friday instead of a Fab News, but I'll be assisting Dusty Sage with Pixar Fest happenings Thursday, so the site will be jumping with all sorts of constantly-updated information on the celebration from the entire MiceChat team for a few Festive days. Make sure...