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The Haunted Mansion Show: Magic Resurrected

In this week’s installment of this ghostly gallery of episodes, The Hatbox Ghost has come back from his cavernous hatbox with another magic trick to mystify your senses. He then details more on his trip from a peculiar place called “Phantom Manor.” Unlike last time, though, he recalls having an encounter with a strange man. One might argue that...

Frontierland Games and Summertime Fun at Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort survived the 4th of July with ease as low crowd levels made the holiday weekend an absolute dream for those with access to the park. Meanwhile, a brand new type of interactive park experience launched this week with mixed reviews. Legends of Frontierland, a new interactive game, began on Wednesday in the saloon and pathways of...

Pier Review: Pacific Ocean Park

For the price of this book, you can now go back in time. You can visit the park that tried to bring together the best aspects of a traditional seaside amusement pier and the kind of art direction introduced by Disneyland, 35 miles to its southeast.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Pacific Ocean Park   When you are done reading, please...

Disneyland Legends of Frontierland – A First Look

As you may have seen from our In The Parks updates - a new type of interactive experience has been brewing at Disneyland. Called Legends of Fronterland, the goal of this experience is to allow the guest to create and engage in some of the story that drives a narrative based on the land. Let's look at the official...

PhotoPass+ vs Disney Memory Maker

Having just returned from a vacation fully immersed in Walt Disney World's MyMagic+, I was finally able to experience all of the new components firsthand.  Our last trip to the World was October 2013 when MyMagic+ was rolling out in bits and pieces, but Legacy FastPass and PhotoPass+ were still in place.  Being a PhotoPass nerd, I was slightly...

Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: The Wilderness Lodges of Glacier National Park – Part II

In this two-part article, we continue our exploration of those far-flung wilderness regions of the United States whose rustic lodges have inspired some of Disney's grandest hotels, from the Wilderness Lodge in Florida to the Grand Californian Hotel in Anaheim to the Sequoia Lodge in Paris. If you are catching us in the middle, you can find Part One HERE. Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy is an...

The Disney EAR in Review – A Look Back at the First HALF of 2014

This week, Ricky Brigante (Inside the Magic) joins Paul Barrie (WindowtotheMagic) for our twice yearly discussion of EVERYTHING (literally) that has happened in the world of Disney.  This 3-HOUR LONG yap-a-thon shows just how much Paul and Ricky love to talk... Grab a chair. Enjoy! Direct Link | iTunes Link ********************************* THE WTTM PODCAST APPLICATIONS for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch & now for...

Frozen Summer Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Frozen Summer Fun that has just started. Let’s go!         More mercy and food for Frozen.   It was a difficult week for a driver on Lights, Motors, Action. The hero car missed his mark when jumping from a window onto a ramp disguised...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.7 2014 Eze and Monaco

MiceChat's June 2014 Mediterranean Magic Cruise organized by Teresa Cory of Fairy Godmother Travel set sail from the fabulous port of Barcelona (which I covered in my last article) in the autonomous Catalonia community of Spain. After a relaxing first day at sea on the Disney Magic, the first stop was the port of Villefranche to visit the storybook...

Accident at Six Flags Magic Mountain Bushwhacks Ninja

On Monday, July 7th, the Ninja coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain partially derailed when the suspended coaster struck a tree that had fallen against the track.  The first car, containing 4 passengers, was derailed but did not fall the the ground 20 feet below.  The four passengers in the first train were evacuated and transported to a local...

Disney News Round Up: Harry Potter officially opens and more!

The MiceChat Roundup of Disney and theme park news and discussion is back and full of newsy, parky goodness.  Disney Hollywood Studios has 'frozen over,' as all manner of merchandise, characters and interactions inundate the park from Disney's blockbuster animated film.  The ice would explain the recent accident at Lights, Motors, Action! too.  Let's not forget Disneyland with its...

Diagon Alley Officially Opens and CityWalk Update at the Universal Orlando Resort

July 8th, 2014 marks the official public grand opening of The Wizarding World: Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort. Diagon Alley Opens In the days leading up to the grand opening, Universal was soft opening the land, trying to get a grasp on capacity, and how long people on average spent in the land.  I know for myself personally, there is...

Progress at Shanghai Disneyland

We have a very special treat for your today. Stefan Zwanzger, world traveling "Theme Park Guy", has been tracking the progress of Shanghai Disneyland for years on his own site thethemeparkguy.com. We now share his latest update from the Shanghai project, but you can find early updates on his website. It is a fascinating look at the impact that a...

Disafterdark Podcast – Series 2, Episode 20 – Drop the Zombie Donkey

We don't have a guest this week, so it's just the three of us. Which gives us an opportunity to ask each other questions such as: Where would you hide on Disney Property in the event of a zombie apocalypse? Plus, play a quick round of Desert Island DVDs with us. Everyone neat and pretty? Then on with the show! iTunes | Download the iTunes...

Disneyland celebrates the Fourth of July with new Wonders, Marvels and Frontiers

Disneyland celebrated the Fourth of July holiday with special fireworks and live entertainment but the holiday weekend brought some new magic and marvelous sneak peeks to the park. In Fantasyland, the classic Alice in Wonderland dark ride reopened with a safety-retrofitted outdoor portion and spectacular new enhancements inside. Meanwhile, a 3D preview of Marvel's upcoming Guardians of the...

Mousetalgia 298: Disney Legend Tony Baxter, Chris Merritt on Pacific Ocean Park

Recorded live from the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet, Mousetalgia presents part one of our coverage from this popular Disney fan event. Returning special guest Tony Baxter talks about his mentor, Claude Coats; what he likes (and doesn't like) about the updates to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad; the next wave of great aspirational attractions; understanding the heart of a Disney...

The Amazing Pacific Ocean Park

A long time ago, near Venice Beach California, a fascinating theme park rose from the water.  Its name was Pacific Ocean Park.  "POP" (pronounced "pee-oh-pee"), as it was soon nicknamed, was a joint venture between CBS and Santa Anita Park. It opened on Saturday, July 28, 1958 with an attendance of 20,000. The next day, the park drew 37,262...

Gilroy Gardens: One Man Dreamed of Trees (Part 2)

Here's part two of Marc Rickett's visit to Gilroy Gardens including some photos of the world famous Circus Trees. If you didn't catch part one yesterday, you can get caught up HERE. ~~Rick Gilroy Gardens: One Man Dreamed of Trees (Part 2) by Marc Ricketts Rock on, everybody, because this isn’t a hedge maze; it’s a rock maze. And there’s a local...

Dedicated to DLP Podcast #40: Ratatouille The Adventure Fan Event

Just back from Disneyland Paris, Mark tells us all about the new Ratatouille: The Attraction, Bistrot Chez Rémy & La Place de Rémy which was opened up for the press and a special group of invited fans. Don’t worry if you are avoiding spoilers as in this episode gives an in depth analysis of the ride, without actually giving...

Gilroy Gardens: One Man Dreamed of Trees

Marc Ricketts has been traveling around the Bay Area and again shares one of his awesome photo essays. Join us as we visit Gilroy Gardens (formerly Bonfante Gardens). We have part one for you today and check back with us again tomorrow for part 2. ~~Rick Gilroy Gardens: One Man Dreamed of Trees (Part 1) by Marc Ricketts Two well known...