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The Season Pass Podcast #345 – Season Pass Renewal: The Joe Rohde Interviews

The latest Season Pass Podcast brings us a Renewal of some previous classic stories in a new, fresh way. What’s interesting about the Renewal episodes, is the opportunity to catch some great ideas and history you might have missed out the first time you listened three, five, eight, or whatever years ago. These podcasts retell the fascinating stories of the...

Universal Studios Hollywood: Magical New Lighting of Hogwarts Castle

Universal Studios Hollywood is ready to light up the summer. We'll bring you the latest blockbuster Uni news, how the park looks, construction updates, enhancements at CityWalk and a glimpse at what's in store for this theme park in the coming years. Illuminating Enhancements for Wizarding World! A brand new nightly projection show called Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle has begun...

Disney News Roundup: Adventureland Shuffle and More

Welcome to the MiceChat News Roundup! Wow! It's been a busy couple weeks in the Theme Park world. New and exciting Attractions, Themed Lands and New Experiences opened at Disneyland Resort, Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World and Volcano Bay Waterpark  at Universal, Orlando. We have a packed Roundup for you today with all the latest news, columns and great photo updates. This...

Warner Bros, Disney Join Forces for World-Class Racing Game

Today in Burbank, coinciding with this week's E3 in Los Angeles and last week's starry Premiere of Cars 3 in Anaheim,  Warner Brothers Interactive (Disney already has a friendly working relationship with them vis-a-vis the LEGO Marvel and LEGO Star Wars games)  Cars 3: Driven to Win is now available for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox...

Fab News: A Meeska-Mooska-Magical-Mousketeer Weekend in Chicago June 24th and 25th

Chicago: where it all started. Where Elias Disney worked as a contractor at the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 (the famed White City) and brought home stories of a gleaming modern city, to his amazed little boys that they later passed down to their brothers and sister. Those tales must have planted quite a seed in young Walt Disney's...

Disneyland Photo Update – Any Way You Slice It Folks, You Still Come Out Ahead

It never ceases to amaze me how much can change at Disneyland in just one week. We have lots of help this week from a MiceChat reader, as well as Update Staffmembers Brian Pinsky and Dusty Sage. Let's take a look at the new home for Disneyland's horses, the old/new Big Thunder Trail, Rivers of America pending reopening, Adventureland...

Mousetalgia Podcast 451: Tink Half, Disneyland landscaping, Phantom Manor

Mousetalgia's Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend report: we cover a variety of topics, including security updates, kids' race woes, photo ops and entertainment removed from the 5K route, and the evolution of runDisney (plus a note about being evacuated from Goofy's Sky School). Then, Jeff reports on a talk at the Walt Disney Family Museum about Ruth Shellhorn and...

What’s Ahead for Super Nintendo World?

A little over a year ago game publisher Nintendo and Universal of Japan announced the plans for a Nintendo park, now officially known as Super Nintendo World. This was not going to be a self-contained theme park but rather an expansion to the existing Universal Studios Park in Osaka. The existing land would be built just to the left...

The Sweep Spot # 211 Disneyland Custodian Ralph Apel

In this episode we welcome Ralph Apel to our show. Ralph worked in Disneyland Day Custodial with both Ken and Lynn, then years later went back to work at DCA, but in Night Custodial. He shares his memories of over 10 years in Custodial. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our book, T Shirts, and info...

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Summer Guide

Summer at the beach is like winter on the slopes, a no brainer. In Santa Cruz of course, the beach is fronted by Monterey Bay, and backed by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. There are several summer traditions at the Boardwalk, so let's take a close look at a few of them Everyone loves discounts, right? Sure you do. On...

Everyone Hello! Well come in to the Disnerland!

We are thrilled to have Disnerland join us again today. You'll find their first MiceChat article HERE. If you like what you see, there will be a lot more clever theme park parody for you in the future. So please be sure to join in the fun in the comment section below.  Hello to all the olds and childs! Disnerland is...

David Koenig Exclusive: What’s Hopping on Tom Sawyer Island

A peek at Disneyland’s refurbished Tom Sawyer Island - David Koenig The refurbishment of Tom Sawyer Island is nearly complete and the attraction appears ready to reopen any day now, according to cast members who recently toured the island. Workmen are down to touching up the public areas, performing Fantasmic!-related electrical work off stage, and adding more landscaping island-wide. Most...

Yesterland: 1962 Seattle World’s Fair Alweg Monorail

The year is 1962. You’re in downtown Seattle. You want to visit the World’s Fair, a mile away. You could walk, but there’s a faster way. Hop on the futuristic Monorail, built by Alweg Rapid Transit System specifically for the World’s Fair. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: 1962 Seattle World’s Fair Alweg Monorail When you are done reading, please leave your...

Disneyland Update: Big Thunder Trail Re-Opens

The passage connecting Fantasyland to Frontierland in Disneyland, better known as Big Thunder Trail, has reopened after more than a year under construction. This path will contain two entries into Star Wars Land. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Some major changes have been revealed, including the removal of Big Thunder Ranch. Additionally, you'll notice some new rock work...

Dateline Disney World – Toy Story and Star Wars Land Construction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

We're heading to Hollywood Studios today to check on the progress of both Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land, as well as everything else happening at the park. Let's go! More news from Walt Disney World Walt Disney World continues to add Mobile Order to more of its quick service restaurants. Be on the look out for the option at Pizzafari...

Disney News Roundup: Summer of Crowds

Welcome to the MiceChat News Roundup! Wow! It's been a busy week in the theme park world. New and exciting attractions, entertainment and experiences have opened at the Disneyland Resort, Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World and Volcano Bay Waterpark at Universal, Orlando. We have a packed roundup with all the latest gews on Guardians of the Galaxy, summer crowds, featured...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update: Summer of Marvel

Welcome back to the Disneyland Resort as we continue our Welcome to Summer coverage from the resort. Today we will be covering the Summer of Heroes and other offerings around California Adventure and Downtown Disney and updates from the parking structures. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); If you have not read yesterday's Disneyland article please do so HERE: Summer...

Disneyland Photo Update: Summer Has Arrived at the Happiest Place on Earth

Welcome back to the Disneyland Resort as we start the summer here in Southern California. Let's look at Walt's park and all the little changes happening. Also, be sure to come back tomorrow as we continue the coverage over at California Adventure and Downtown Disney. Welcome To Summer Sun and Some Crowds Over in Tomorrowland the weekend bands have...

Mousetalgia Podcast 450: Pirates, Pandora, and Mission: BREAKOUT!

Join us for a swashbuckling galactic review episode this week! First, we take a walk-through of the land of Pandora and discuss some of the tips and tricks to make the most of a trip to the moon called Pandora at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Next, Jeff and Kristen give a spoiler-free review of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men...

110 Years of Boardwalk Fun in Santa Cruz

Two weeks before Memorial Day weekend I was in Santa Cruz, and this was the state of their entrance rebuild. s Seemed that they were probably at least a month from completion, so with the announcement of it happening in time for the holiday, surprise was the reaction of your humble narrator. Now they did kind of get ahead...