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New Fireworks At Magic Kingdom – Happily Ever After Debuts!

For many people, saying goodbye to wishes on Thursday was hard. For me, the hardest part was camping out in the hub for three hours. I was ready to usher it out and bring in something new. After all, Wishes debuted October 9th, 2003, right after I graduated high school. And I am now a woman in my thirties....

Gumball Rally 2017 Results and Photos

Avast, it be too late to alter course now mateys . . . the Gumballs have rolled and their fates have been sealed. Now there just be the little matter of naming names and calling curses. 2017 Gumball Rally Results, Photos, and Thanks May 6th, 2017, was our 11th annual Gumball Rally. While in many respects it was our most streamlined...

Editorial: Mission BREAKOUT and the De-evolution of DCA

While, as a huge Marvel fan, I’m excited about the new Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT, it feels like a real step back for the park, both architecturally and thematically. And it’s certainly the kind of drastic out-of-place theming that its producer Joe Rohde would never allow in his pet project, Disney's Animal Kingdom. Unfortunately, in many...

The Sweep Spot #209 Disneyland Attractions Cast Member

In this episode we welcome Former Disneyland attractions cast member Alex Stewart to our show to talk about his time working on Westside attractions at Disneyland, from The Jungle Cruise, Tiki Room, Big Thunder Mt, to Main Street. plus our latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. For info, our book, and T-Shirts go to www.thesweepspot.com

Hyperspace Mountain Launches at Disneyland Paris

Hello again everyone. Some exciting news from Disneyland Paris where Star Wars: Hyperspace Mountain has opened with new effects, sensations and wonderful new coaster trains. Lots of photos for you to enjoy below, and please be sure to share your thoughts in the comments. First observation, the outside of the attraction has changed little. Only the sign and the outdoor...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: 34 Things To Do In The Disney Parks Before You die

Do you have a Disney Bucket List? Mike does . . . and a sick sense of humor to go with it. Take a look at this roster of things to do before you die and let us know what's missing. 1.      Visit all twelve Disney parks. 2.       Watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks from the California Grill. 3.       Swim with Nemo at...

Yesterland: The Mickey Head on California Screamin’

Would you like to take a roller coaster ride with a loop around this silhouette of Mickey Mouse’s head? Don’t worry. It’s a single loop. You don’t loop around Mickey’s ears too. (Now that would be a jarring ride!) Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: The Mickey Head on California Screamin’ When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

The Birth of Secret Stories of Disneyland by Jim Korkis

I recently wrote a book entitled Secret Stories of Disneyland:  Trivia Notes, Quotes and Anecdotes that is now available at Amazon.com. How many secrets are really left to be discovered about Disneyland? It is important to remember that even if you are one of those Disneyland fans with dozens of books about the park on your bookshelves, quick links to...

Dateline Universal Orlando – Islands of Adventure Photo Update

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week we're taking a look at Islands of Adventure. Harry Potter, Spiderman, Kong, Jurassic Park, the Hulk, the Toon Lagoon water rides and Seuss Landing make this one of the most well rounded parks in Orlando, and with one of the best lineups of any park in the world.  Let's see...

Disney News Roundup: Fill ‘Er Up

Welcome to the MiceChat News Roundup! If you were able to join the MiceChat crew this past weekend... we hope you had a great time at the amazing Gumball Rally!! Lots of friendly competition and pirate themed entertainment! Check MiceChat.com soon for the results of the Rally and an announcement about next year's event! This week's Roundup features some great articles,...

Capturing the Magic: Photographing Disney Dark Rides

If you're like me, you like a good challenge. As a photographer, the most difficult subject is one without enough light on it! There are workarounds, though, so it IS possible to photograph dark rides at the Disney parks. This feature is all about how to get the best pictures on dark rides. To help us out, we've assembled tips...

Disneyland Photo Update: A River Runs Through It . . . Again

After nearly a year and a half of major work, Disneyland's Rivers of America were refilled with water these past few days. Construction scrims should begin coming down soon. In addition, the Sailing Ship Columbia is out of dry dock and the big pipes tower in DCA is nearing its inaugural drop. Dusty was busy with the amazing MiceChat Gumball...

Mousetalgia Podcast 446: D23 head Michael Vargo, Expo planning

D23 Expo planning - it's time to get serious! Join Team Mousetalgia as we discuss potential crowd levels, last-minute hotel plans, and our favorite Expo survival tips. We share our plans for getting into panels, exploring the floor, enjoying the cosplay, and getting free stuff. From staying fueled to maintaining focus, we share our personal success stories about navigating...

A Look at Some Early Marvel Brawlers

The start of the new decade, 1991, was a gold rush. Every arcade company wanted to make their fortune on a brawler. Data East saw the runaway success that Konami enjoyed with their licensed titles and decided to secure a high profile Western license for themselves as well. The result, Captain America and the Avengers, was without a doubt...

The Sweep Spot # 208 Disneyland 1957 with Jim Korkis Part 2

In this episode we continue what we started in the past episode with Jim Korkis, talking with us about Disneyland 1957. So if you didn't listen to episode 207, it would be best if you went back and listened to that first. Also we have a short interview with author Heather McLane who wrote the kindle book Drinking at...

The Season Pass Podcast #343 – The Keith James Interview

Keith James has a fascinating history in the themed entertainment industry. To be honest, I had not heard of Mr. James before I listened to this latest episode. In my opinion, one of the best parts about The Season Pass Podcast is the discovery that lies within its archives. Among the hours and hours of content you will always...

Star Wars Land News: Revenge of the Fifth

As many of you have probably heard…or are now tired of hearing…yesterday was May 4th, also know as Star Wars Day. . . and that makes today "Revenge of the Fifth!" But perhaps Disneyland is suffering some Star Wars fatigue, because this year's celebration was significantly reduced. We have a look at the festivities this year and a little...

Yesterland: Little Patch of Heaven at Big Thunder Ranch

Okay, this place doesn’t look like the ranch from Home on the Range, at least not in the way that Cars Land at California Adventure looks like Radiator Springs from Cars. Essentially, Little Patch of Heaven is a relaunched petting zoo from the prior decade, with signage based on the movie. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Little Patch of Heaven When...

Disney News Roundup: Let’s Get Ready To Roll

Welcome to the MiceChat News Round-up! This coming weekend, the world-famous Gumball Rally will roll into the Disneyland resort. This unique event is one of the highlights of the year, don't miss out! We still have room for thee more teams to join us for this fun-filled experience. This week's Roundup has Columns, News and of course great Photos from all...

Marvel Land News Extra: Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout! No Previews, Just Upcharge

While The Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout is nearing completion at Disney California Adventure, we are getting word that instead of the customary Annual Passholder previews, the night before the public opening the park is hosting a Premiere Party for a $150 additional charge. Mission Breakout Premiere Party Disneyland announced today the details for The Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mission...