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Disney to Honor Nine New Legends at the D23 Expo on July 14

Here's an exciting bit of news from Disney. They've just released the names of the 2017 Disney Legend inductees. There's something here to make you cheer, something to learn and, if you are like me, something to cry about as well. BURBANK, Calif. (April 6, 2017) – Oprah Winfrey, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Stan Lee, Julie Taymor, and other remarkable...

David Koenig: The Latest Lawsuits vs. Disneyland

The Mouse just can’t keep out of court. In researching my latest book, The People v. Disneyland: How Lawsuits & Lawyers Transformed the Magic, I attempted to analyze every single case filed against the park in Orange County Superior Court—in addition to hundreds of cases filed in Los Angeles, as well as in municipal courts throughout Orange County. Last week, I...

Dateline Disney World: Security Changes Coming to the Magic Kingdom

A lot can happen in a week folks. Take the Magic Kingdom for example. Remember that pinch point in front of the gates where everyone entering from the Monorails, boats and buses all converged for security screening? That's all gone, as we hinted it would last week. Let's take a look at that as well as take a tour...

Disney News Round Up: Easter, Gumballs and Shiny Objects

  Welcome to the MiceChat News Round-up! Are you ready for the one and only MiceChat Gumball Rally? It's right around the corner! The Rally is a full day of fun and excitement in both Disneyland and California Adventure that has you attempting to ride more attractions at Disneyland than any other team in the game. More information about the Gumball...

DCA Update: Guardians Unwrapped

If you happen to be, well, anywhere at the Disneyland Resort right now, you might see a giant red and gold building looming over everything else. No, it's not a monument to remember the failings of the New-New-New Tomorrowland 1998, it's Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! If you haven't caught it already, we posted our Disneyland Update HERE...

Disneyland Update: The Bunny Hop

Spring Break was in full swing this week, and it brought the Disneyland Resort to a crawl at times. The crowds seem to have brought the warmth as well, as southern California lived up to its sunny reputation with most days in the low 80s. Bunnies and eggs abound at the Disneyland Resort as we approach Easter.

Mousetalgia Podcast 441: Walt Disney World culture shock

Dave and Becky are back from two weeks at the Walt Disney World Resort and share some stories of the culture shock between west coast and east coast Disney vacationing. From underwhelming food offerings (with some stand out exceptions) to living on property and getting around the resort, we discuss some typical Walt Disney World experiences, and try to...

Fab News: Wonderful WonderCon 2017

Hello my loves! I've missed you! Time to curl up in front of the comforting glow of your second-favorite electronic device and find out about all the new, fun and wonderful things that the world of Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and, heck, anything else that's fun and interesting has to offer us! Wonderful WonderCon 2017 WonderCon, as many folks know, started...

The Sweep Spot 205 Interview with Former Disneyland Custodial Legend Ray Sidejas

In this episode we are very happy to have our former Disneyland Custodial Manager Ray Siedjas on our show. Ray was only the second person to head up the Custodial department at Disneyland. He started in 1964, and retired in 2011. He had a huge influence and impact on what Disneyland Custodial is today. When you go to a...

Al Lutz – Too Many Na’vi, Too Little Time…

Pandora: Here, There… Everywhere! PLUS A MICEAGE EXCLUSIVE: Star Wars Land Parade/Show Rehearsal Footage! Over the past few weeks Walt Disney World has been hyping a new addition to their Animal Kingdom park, based on James Cameron’s successful, yet nowadays mostly forgotten, 2009 film Avatar as the theme. But did you know James Cameron is also putting together his own bus and...

Star Wars Land News: Star Wars Upcharge?

There's a massive disturbance in the Force this week as plans for the first summer of Star Wars Land are beginning to leak out. We also take a look at the first Last Jedi merchandise hitting the shelves this month. And, of course, we bring you the latest photos of construction for Star Wars Land. But first, we have...

Knott’s Berry Farm Photo Update – Boomerang and Boysenberries

Welcome back to the Farm! Knott's popular Boysenberry Festival starts this weekend - April 1st through 23rd. There's a lot going on right now. New attractions are being built, an old one will soon be leaving. A tremendous amount of entertainment is being added for the upcoming festival. And we've got the full scoop for you. Let's head in...

Yesterland: Captain EO

Experience the singing, dancing, and song-writing talents of Michael Jackson as Captain EO—on a quest to change the world. It’s a spectacular, 70-millimeter, 3D space adventure. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Captain EO   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Marvel Land News Extra: Construction Update

With the shrouds and scaffolding coming down around the Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout ride, we’re getting a look at more of the detail going into the construction. Construction Update Here’s our latest glimpse at the re-imagined Tower Of Terror. ...

Knott’s Showdown in Ghost Town is VR Fun

Saturday is a big day for Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. April 1st is the start of not only their popular Boysenberry Festival (we'll have an article all about that tomorrow) but also launches a brand new virtual reality game called "Showdown in Ghost Town," which pits you against murderous robot cowboys bent on destroying Ghost Town. I...

Walt Disney World Update: Flower and Garden Continues While Star Wars Land Rises

It's two parks in one this week as we take you to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Flowers, gardens, food, wine and Star Wars. Yep, must be Walt Disney World! Let's see what's new in the "World." (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "micechat-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "bottom"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace =...

Disney News Round Up: Autopia, Updates and Prizes

  Welcome to the MiceChat News Round-up! 30 years ago this week the Disney Store opened its doors in Glendale, California, right up the I-5 freeway from Disneyland in Anaheim and close to Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. Now with 200 plus stores, both domestic and international, Disney fans can still enjoy a bit of magic between their trips to the...

DCA Update – Tower of Highly Reflective Objects

Towers with pipes, MaxPass, Food & Wine, must be a DCA Day! We have some beautiful, you might event say "Delicious," photos for you today. But first, some really exciting news about a beloved MiceChat event . . . The World Famous MiceChat Gumball Rally is returning on May 6th this year. And in honor of the 50th anniversary of...

Disneyland Update – Honk If You Love Autopia

Summer, Halloween, Christmas and Spring Break: these are among the traditional busy seasons for Disneyland. Of course, MiceChat readers know that any day can be busy at any time of the year these days. Still, Disney treats these special times of year as different. Staffing is at a maximum, extra entertainment is added, and it's rare to see an...

Mousetalgia Podcast 440: Beauty and the Beast, WDW Half Marathon

This week, Team Mousetalgia hosts another Emporium of topics, including: our review of Beauty and the Beast, the latest blockbuster from Walt Disney Pictures; Disney California Adventure's Food and Wine Festival, and Kristen's take on the various offerings; Disneyland's 50th anniversary of Pirates of the Caribbean weekend celebration, with reports on the limited time food offerings, the (lack of)...