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MiceChat Disney News Round Up: Spring Fling News Machine

How do they decide which Disney movies are made into theme park rides?  What is your favorite land in any Disney park?  Will we see something developed for the parks from the Captain America Franchise?  We talk about all of this and more the MiceChat round up of Disney and Theme Park news and information.  Want to take a...

Velociraptor Entertainment Added to DAK – But It’s Not What You Think

I'm pleased to report that Walt Disney World started, this past weekend, testing a new atmosphere entertainment show in Dinoland U.S.A., in the form of a human scientist interacting with a velociraptor. There were many reasons to be cheerful about this news, when I first heard it. First, one obviously wants more "streetmosphere" added when possible; it brightens the...

Universal Orlando Update – Taking Market Share from Disney

This week we take you to Universal Orlando, where we look at the exciting projects all around the resort. Then we examine the market share that Universal has been stealing away from both Disney and SeaWorld since the opening of Wizarding World phase one. With a second Wizarding World on the way this summer, Uni is poised to capture...

Maleficent moves in to Disney California Adventure and Small World turns 50

It was a rather quiet Easter week at the Disneyland Resort. The popular EGG-Straveganza maps that led guests on an easter egg hunt through the happiest place on earth sold out quickly. But guests could still scout the parks looking for the eggs on their own. Of course, the big news was the opening of the Maleficent preview at...

Mousetalgia 287: Disney’s Aulani Resort

Everything Aulani! Catch the aloha spirit with Kristen via her extensive review of Disney's Aulani Resort in the Hawai'ian islands. With explanations of food and dining options, entertainment offerings, pools, and the various opportunities offered throughout the resort, Kristen gives you the full rundown on the tropical paradise Disney has planted on the island of O'ahu. Plus, the TCM...

Magic of Mary Blair at the Walt Disney Family Museum

MAGIC COLOR FLAIR the world of MARY BLAIR by Scarlett Stahl Tuesday, March 11, 2014, was the date for the invitation-only dedication of the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco's Presidio. The newly dedicated exhibit hall houses the Mary Blair Exhibit, appropriately entitled MAGIC COLOR FLAIR, the world of MARY BLAIR. It...

The Haunted Mansion Show: Sinister Superstitions

Everyone is afraid of something. It could be spiders, ghosts, or even the darkness. Several superstitions have evolved around these fears; legends that are sure to make you think twice before your luck is at risk. Lucky for you, however, the Ghost Host of Gracey Manor will uncover them all (at least the ones he found) for the special...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #87 – News, Rumours and Cabana Bay

A lot is going on in the world of Universal Studios theme parks at the moment. We invite you to join us for another podcast bringing you a plethora of news, rumors and coverage. We begin by reading some listener feedback from our Rip, Ride, Rockit show and then share another Listener BUTTERBEER preference, "which is the best Regular or...

Knotts Berry Farm Calico Mine Ride and Camp Snoopy Hardhat Tour

We took a sneak peek at Knott's Berry Farm's Calico Mine Ride and Camp Snoop yesterday. What we found was a very good sign for things to come this summer. Last year, instead of adding another mega-coaster, Knotts decided to pour money into their classic log ride, bringing it back up to its original glory and adding new effects, story...

Season Pass Podcast: Atlantis and the Kennedy Space Center

The Kennedy Space Center in Florida is a prime tourist location to bring the family, to educate, to entertain, and to be inspired.  It is also an astounding example of what the themed entertainment industry can accomplish with NASA, especially with the newest exhibit Atlantis!  Doug Barnes and Robert Coker join the Project Manager of Atlantis, Emily Howard (Vice President of PGAV Destinations),...

The End of “Let the Memories Begin”

It officially began January 2011—a brand new slogan—“Let the Memories Begin!” Your memory of “Let the Memories Begin” might be that there were many “Let the Memories Begin” banners and signs. Now they’ve gone to Yesterland.  Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The End of “Let the Memories Begin”    When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Baby on Board: Walt Disney World With a Diaper Bag

If you've read past the title, let's assume you've decided to brave the parks with your mini-mouseketeer.  There are definitely some pros and cons to weigh when deciding whether or not to take a baby to Disney, but this week's article is all about what to do after you've voted YES! Be Flexible If you can't get on board with this...

Window to the Magic: Friday in the Parks, Part 3

Welcome to Window to the Magic. We bring the magic Kingdom to you in stunning 3D stereophonic sound. This week, Paul rounds things out with the grand circle tour of Disneyland aboard the Disneyland Railroad. We then drift to the center of the park and through the Snow White's Scary Adventures dark ride. If you haven't been to the...

Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 14 – Mr Piano Man is Back

Joining us in the Mouses Head pup this week is Tom Ameen. You know who he is right? If not, where have you been? Paul D is on cough medicine and San Miguel, Nick is on chateauneuf du pape, Paul B is on a glass of Pamplemousse Rose (a pint Glass) and we forgot to ask Tom what he was...

Magic Kingdom Moat filled and Mine Train Prepares for Soft Opening

Welcome to our first Wednesday edition of Dateline Disney World! Thanks to everyone who is adjusting to the switch in schedule for this column. It means a lot to me to have your support. For this week, we head again to the Magic Kingdom, since that's where the most news is going on. Let’s take a look. Welcome to the Magic...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures No.4, 2009 – Galapagos Islands

Of all the spectacular natural locations on planet earth, the Galapagos Islands are the most fascinating, mysterious, and educational. In May 2009 I enjoyed a week of exploring sea, land, and air filled with some of the most unique creatures in the world. The same world that Charles Darwin explored in 1835 during a long voyage on the English...

MiceChat Disney News Round Up: Easter Fun In The Disney Parks

We have a full collection of Disney and theme park news and information to share with you today. Iconic Disney attraction, it's a small world, celebrated its 50th anniversary last week.  Did you see the new MiceChat column, Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy? Have you read Imagineer Terri Hardin's story on how she built the famous dragon at Disneyland Paris?...

Knight Bus Revealed In Diagon Alley At Universal Studios Orlando

There are some neat new details to share about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley project today.  Plus, we'll take a look at the big CityWalk changes, and share a new episode of the Unofficial Universal Podcast. Diagon Alley We are beginning to see some amazing details pop up at Diagon Alley.  In front of the London Facade, guests...

Dedicated to Disneyland Paris Welcomes Spring

Let's have a discussion about the wonderful Spring Festival in Disneyland Paris. Lots of flowers, some bees, and Spring-ish things. Mark and Steve discuss it in depth, as well as the new name for the Ratatouille ride, the newly opened LEGO Store, St Patrick’s Day and much more. There’s lots of feedback for the question of the week and...

Disneyland Update: Celebrating Small World and Easter Egg Fun

The past week brought a fair amount of fun, pomp and pageantry to the Disneyland Resort. On Friday, the Disneyland resort celebrated the 50th anniversary of it's a small world complete with a Richard Sherman sing-along. But it left many scratching their heads. There is also a resort-wide egg hunt being held which appears to be a big hit...