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DoomBuggies Spook Show #18: Ken Anderson and Disneyland’s Haunted House

In this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show, we look at the earliest plans for Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion as envisioned by WED Imagineer Ken Anderson in 1957. Thanks to discoveries this summer, new details about Ken Anderson's plans for a haunted house at Disneyland have been unearthed, and we take a deep dive into the various ideas and...

Disneyland Photo Update – When Hinges Creak . . .

Happy Halloween Time from Disneyland! While the official events and attraction overlays don't launch until this Friday the 15th, things already look quite festive. Today's update takes us down Main Street USA and into a world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy. . . oh, and Star Wars, there's a whole lot of that going on too. Disneyland Getting Goofy Orange...

Disney California Adventure Photo Update – It’s a Honking Halloween

This is a week of massive change for the Disneyland Resort. The last of the summer offerings, Summer of Heroes, ended on Sunday. This week will begin a mad dash to get Halloween up and running in time for Friday the 15th.  But signs of big new things are everywhere. We've got the scoop for you and lots of...

Mousetalgia Podcast 464: Listener questions and Disneyland tips

This week, Mousetalgia returns to the mailbag to answer your burning questions and to share your great tips. Topics include: C.V. Wood's place in Disney history; handling toddler tantrums at Disneyland; tips and tricks for touring the resort as a lone wolf; character breakfasts at the resort revisited; collecting Tsum Tsums; Disney cultural history in the collegiate setting; getting...

Disney News Roundup: Walt Disney World Hurricane Worries, Disneyland Halloween and More

Welcome to the MiceChat Disney News Roundup! Are you ready for Fall? Pumpkin spice everything, Halloween parties and nights of Scary Fun? This week’s Round-Up has all the latest on upcoming Halloween festivities, News and Photo Updates from the parks and a whole lot more. This week's Top Stories DCA Photo Update – Cars Land Haul-O-Ween When carburetors creak and Catalytic Converter quake, cars...

Season Pass Podcast- Rethink w/ Roberts, Lawrence, Kalbfeld & West!

Passion is one of the best parts about people who work in the themed entertainment industry. This drive to create incredible experiences is inspiring and so unique because of all the different pathways that can combine talented people together to create something spectacular; this episode is a perfect example of that. Doug starts off by with catching up with...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: Not-So-Scary to Become a Little Scarier

Any day can be April Fools with Mike Jacka and You've Got To Be Kidding. This time around he's pulled something spooky out of his brain for Halloween at the Disneyland Resort. The Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is just a week away and it appears that, once again, it will be a runaway success. However, if you’ve been paying attention, you...

Yesterland: Rocket to the Moon

Tomorrowland represents the future—the world of 1986, around 30 years from the present. By then, TWA expects to provide passenger service to the Moon at speeds exceeding 172 thousand miles an hour. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Rocket to the Moon When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

DCA Photo Update – Cars Land Haul-O-Ween

When carburetors creek and Catalytic Converter quake, cars come out for a swinging wake. Creepy cars materialize and begin to swerve and glide, grim grinning gears come out to socialize! Yes, it's Halloween in Cars Land folks, and so far it's glorious!!! They've only just begun to install all the amazingly detailed decorations and we couldn't be happier. This is...

This Animatronic Life – How to Build a Better Animatronic Chuck E Cheese

Howdy everyone and welcome to a rather cheesy edition of This Animatronic Life. I’ve been a little surprised at the vocal outcry from many fronts in the past couple weeks since the announcement from Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants’ (as CEC Entertainment, Inc.) owner Apollo Global Management announced it was retiring the famous animatronic shows featured at nearly every Chuck...

This Disneyland Photo Update is Hot, Hot, Hot

Happy Labor Day everyone! Normally, this is a big day for theme parks in Southern California, but unusually hot weather has chased the crowds out of the parks. If you are at Disneyland today, we've got a few tips for you to keep cool. We also have the latest updates from the park, which is rapidly getting ready for...

Disney News Roundup: New Boo For You

Welcome to the MiceChat Disney News Roundup! As the last days of Summer hammer Southern California with record heat, area theme parks are preparing for Fall and the Halloween season. The Roundup has all the recent announcements and exciting new additions being added to the Disneyland resort, Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios. Not to be outdone, Walt Disney World has...

The Sweep Spot #217 Former Imagineer Mark Eades

We are happy to welcome former Disneyland cast member, Disney Studio employee, and Imagineer Mark Eades to the show. Mark also went on to write for the OC Register.  Mark has some amazing stories from his time at Disneyland to Imagineering, to writing for the OC Register. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. You can find more...

Six Flags and Great America Announce New Rides in California

Tis the season when regional parks let us know what will be opening the following year; here's what to expect in the Golden State. (MiceChat previously covered the new dive-coaster coming to Knott's Berry Farm HERE) Six Flags Magic Mountain During my coverage of Magic Mountain's opening of Justice League Battle for Metropolis in July, I observed that the park's few...

Knott’s Scary Farm Reveals 13 Haunted Experiences for its 45th Halloween Season

This season for Knott's Scary Farm's Halloween Haunt has been brewing for 45 years. The park will feature 13 haunted mazes and attractions, including the farewell performance of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Knott’s Scary Farm will terrorize guests for 25 nights from September 21 – October 31st and offers a special Halloween pass good for every night of...

Yesterland: Streets of America

You’re in an eerie city. It’s as if the city has been abandoned. Although everything is clean, and there are plenty of people walking around, the doors on the buildings are all locked. There are no cars, buses, trucks, or taxis. What kind of city is this? Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Streets of America When you are done reading, please...

Dateline Disney World – Food and Wine Festival 2017 Arrives at Epcot

Hello, and welcome back to Dateline Disney World! We find ourselves at Epcot this week, where the International Food and Wine Festival starts on Thursday. It's Epcot's signature event and there's a lot for us to see. Let's get going, it's a big park! Mission Space has been refurbished and has relaunched with some exciting updates. The "Orange...

DCA Photo Update: More Than Just Monsters After Dark

Yesterday's Disneyland Update focused on the upcoming Halloween activities and merchandise in that park. It turns out that there is even more big Halloween news to share from Disney California Adventure! We'll also take you on a journey outside the park and fill you in on the construction and enhancements in Downtown Disney. Monsters After Dark   When our MiceAge Update mentioned...

Disneyland Photo Update – It’s Almost Halloween Time Again

Disneyland is preparing to show its "not-so-scary" face as summer comes to an end and Halloween creeps in. Major attractions have closed to prepare holiday overlays and new merchandise is now on store shelves. Unfortunately, some maintenance problems are also lingering. Let's take a look at the new boos . . . good and bad. Holloween Continues to Creeps In   The...

Mousetalgia Podcast 462: A chat with Rolly Crump; inside Disneyland’s 21 Royal

This week, Team Mousetalgia chats with WED Imagineer Rolly Crump about "It's Kind of a Cute Story," his current exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art. We talk about his art, his work with fellow artist Mary Blair, and his relationship with Walt Disney. Then, Kristen takes us with her on a trip to an exclusive dinner party at...