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Star Wars: The Film That Changed My Life – Part 3

UPDATE: DISNEYLAND HALF MARATHON WEEKEND is upon us. Yes friends, it’s that time again and I’m so excited I could just bust. These Disneyland races are the best in the country.                                                             ...

Disney News Round Up: Its Halloween in August, Summer is gone!

Capt. Hook delivers a trip report, a retro journey to Disneyland from 1955, and a peek behind the scenes at America Sings are just some of the fascinating topics to enjoy in today's MiceChat Round up of Disney and theme park news and information.  If you are a fan of Frozen, and a lot of you are, we have...

Villains Unleashed! The Good, the Bad and the Evil

This past Saturday night I attended the Villains Unleashed event at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. I approached the event with caution after last year's fiasco of a similarly themed event. I kept an open mind due to the fact this year it was a hard-ticketed event priced right at $72 per person. Arrival I arrived at the park...

Halloween Time creeps in across the Disneyland Resort as summer comes to an end

Halloween Time has started to creep in across the Disneyland Resort as the summer season comes to a close. Meanwhile, refurbishments continue as well, with work underway on Main Street, in Tomorrowland and at the Grand Californian Hotel. And out in Downtown Disney, Anna and Elsa from Frozen are taking over the Studio Disney 365 girls' boutique...

Mousetalgia Podcast 305: Ghostly Materials, D23’s Fanniversary

In this week's Mousetalgia Emporium of topics, Imagineer Brian Crosby returns to the show to talk about various topics, including Marvel's Disney Kingdoms; "Ghostly Materials," the Haunted Mansion exhibit at Disneyland's Disneyana store; and the real meaning of the brass bat stanchions that direct the Mansion's queue. We also start talking Expo - how to start preparing for the...

Tsum Tsums Invade Disneyland Paris

The little plush toys called "Tsum Tsum" have arrived in Disneyland Paris, straight from the Disney Store in Japan. People Magazine is calling these guys the "next Beanie Babies". How well do you think this Japanese craze will perform internationally? Can you say Duffy...? ~~Rick Disneyland Paris Update by Alain Littaye Disney and more blog We have a new Disneyland Paris...

The Empty Grave Haunt Finds a New Home

The Empty Grave Haunted attraction is an annual Southern California staple that MiceChat has been following for years. Designer Mike Talorico's creations have become known for their inventive layout and homespun charm while still maintaining a high standard of professionalism and production value.  However, when Empty Grave announced that they were not returning to Anaheim Gardenwalk for the 2014...

DoomBuggies Spook Show #11: Disney Legend Alice Davis

Disney Legend Alice Davis joins the DoomBuggies Spook Show this week to talk about her late legendary husband Marc Davis, who was one of Walt Disney's original Nine Old Men and was largely responsible for the majority of the scenes and gags in the Haunted Mansion. Alice talks about Marc's childhood and early art, and explains why Walt selected...

The Lost Temple Ride Opens at Movie Park Germany

Movie Park Germany's new Lost Temple attraction rivals Universal Studios Hollywood's King Kong attraction. Take a look at the concept art and video from Alain Littaye below.  ~~Rick The Lost Temple Ride Opens at Movie Park Germany by Alain Littaye Disney and more blog A new "major" ride opened recently at Movie Park Germany. It's called "The Lost Temple" and it's a ride...

Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces Fright Fest 2014 Lineup

This week Six Flags Magic Mountain held a press conference to make a major announcement about the 2014 edition of their Fright Fest Halloween event.  The thrill park has been very keen on taking a bite out of the brutally competitive Halloween Haunt market in Southern California for years now.  However, 2011's announcement of a 5-year plan to overhaul...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #104 – Islands of Adventure Orientation Part 1

Thank you for joining us as we look at the amazing immersive theme park that is Universal's Islands of Adventure. We will share story, mystery and mythos of this amazing park and its six themed islands. In this first part of orientation we will give you an overview of how the park came into existence and then delve into...

Epcot Future World News and Photos

We have a special Friday edition of Dateline Disney World for you today. This week, we’re taking a quick tour Epcot’s Future World. Future indeed, as we see charging stations in the parking lot for the forward thinking park. Next we stroll by Mission Space and Test Track to check on things at those two popular attractions (Spoiler Alert:...

Universal Studios Hollywood Big Construction and Halloween Update

There is so much happening all at once here at Universal Studios Hollywood that it's tough to keep up.  But we'll do our best to bring you the latest news and info from this fast-changing park. Prepping for the future, Universal is adding a massive new parking garage. We also see that they are using new ways to engage...

Disney Avenue Podcast – Catching Up with Marty Sklar

The Disney Avenue Podcast is back with a VERY special guest I think you may have heard of...Marty Sklar! Dusty Sage joins host Keith Michael Mahne for another fantastic interview with a man that needs no introduction. Marty talks about joining the Disney Company, working and writing for Walt Disney, his old pals John Hench and Herb Ryman, finding out...

Santa Rosa Seed & Supply

When you a visit Yester California Adventure, it’s fun to buy souvenirs. How about a gift pack featuring a hand cultivator? Or take home some California wildflower seeds? Perhaps a hardcover of Zen Gardens by Erik Borja?   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Santa Rosa Seed & Supply   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Eating with Allergies – Sanaa at Kidani Village

Please help us welcome Kelley Lord to MiceChat. Jessica Ma'ilo usually appears in this spot, but due to a very busy schedule is scaling back to a column every other week. Jessica's good friend Kelley is picking up the newly opened spot. Kelley loves Walt Disney World and lives in the shadow of the parks. We are looking forward...

MiceChatter: Haunted Mansion Merchandise and More

Sarah the MiceChatter is back with a high energy look at the 45 year old Haunted Mansion. While there is plenty of spendy merchandise to be found at Disneyland, Sarah spots the affordable morsels that regular folks can afford too. Plus, Haunted Mansion Holiday is on the way, a look at the latest refurbishments happening at Disneyland, and the...

Magic Joe’s My Disneyland Memories #34

This week, Magic Joe takes us back to the past... to the Disneyland Resort... a whole TWO years ago... to experience a water themed show... and then Calvin stops by with a topical Distest. Enjoy! ********************************* Email: [email protected] Voicemail: (307)GET-WTTM Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/wttm Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jeremiahgood Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/magicjoe1 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wttmpodcast ********************************* Direct Link | iTunes Link ********************************* THE WTTM PODCAST APPLICATIONS for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch & now for Android & Kindle Fire Mobile...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures – African Safari – Banoka Part One

Today's Wheel of Adventures has stopped at a wild spot in 2014. This is part one of a four part series about my African safari. . .  so here we go! Many folks have a dream to one day visit Africa on a safari. In June 2014 that dream came true for me - a real African safari provided by a highly...

When Disneyland was closed – A Talk With Tony Baxter

Remember a few years back when Space Mountain was closed for its major refurbishment?  Even though I'm an adult, I felt like Disneyland was somehow incomplete because I couldn’t experience the ride for what felt like an eternity of years.  Just recently, Magic Kingdom refurbished their Fantasyland, and my heart broke in a small way for the little’s (and...