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  • June 26, 2016: A fond farewell to Dateline Disneyland – Please join us in wishing Andy Castro and Dateline Disneyland well on the final edition of this long running MiceChat feature. 8 Years is a long run for an internet column but we're still sad to see him go. Best wishes Andy, you will be missed! ×0
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Adam Sanderson – Head of D23 – Departing Disney

February 25, 2016 at 4:46 pm | No Comments

The affable Adam Sanderson, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications for the Walt Disney Company and head of D23, will soon be departing the company after 19 years of service to pursue new opportunities. Adam…

Posted in Disney, Disney News

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Yesterland: Flying Saucers

February 25, 2016 at 4:42 pm | No Comments

If you’ve never looked at this ride closely, you might think it’s just a colossal air hockey table with a fleet of ride vehicles that can scoot above it. But it’s much more complicated—and much…

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Fab News – May The Blocks Be With You

February 25, 2016 at 9:20 am | No Comments

Happy Thursday! I hope you’re all having a fabulous week. It’s looking more and more like spring here in Southern California, when it’s not feeling like summer! This edition of Fab News is chock full…

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The Lego Movie 4D: A New Adventure at LEGOLAND

February 25, 2016 at 12:19 am | No Comments

EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! I was recently invited to preview the new LEGO Movie 4D: A New Adventure at LEGOLAND Florida in Winter Haven, FL. I’m sure you’re eagerly awaiting my review, but first let’s talk about…

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Dateline Disney World – More Flowers, Star Wars and Fireworks

February 24, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Epcot is beginning to bloom for Flower and Garden Festival. We’ll take a quick look at the colorful happenings as well as news from Hollywood Studios, where Star Wars is taking over the park. Let’s…

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Disney News Round Up: StarWars Updates and Reviews of Hogwarts

February 24, 2016 at 12:53 am | No Comments

MiceChat Round Up Sunday February 21st 8pm, ABC aired a celebration of Disneyland’s 60th anniversary. This reflection of Walt Disney’s inspiration & creativity in building a new theme park experience was a star studded event.…

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Fab News: “Good” Bonus Material, Classic Disney TV and more

February 23, 2016 at 8:17 am | 1 Comment

Hello, and thanks for all the well wishes! I’m still (sort of) obeying doctor’s orders (and missing AP days, dash it all!) but it gave me time to catch up on some video, including finding…

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Demolition clears the way for Star Wars at Disneyland as Universal Studios previews Harry Potter

February 22, 2016 at 3:51 am | No Comments

Sunday night’s big two-hour TV special on Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary may have disappointed audiences with embarrassingly little real Disneyland-related content but the actual parks continue through the winter off-season with big changes underway. At Disneyland,…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 383: Disneyland AP Days and dining reviews

February 22, 2016 at 12:10 am | No Comments

Team Mousetalgia brings you dueling trip reports on today’s episode of the show as we discuss the current Annual Passholder Days happening this month at Disneyland Park. Kristen gets adventurous while Jeff trips the park…

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Disney Zootopia: An Adventuous Ride On The Wild Side (Film Review)

February 21, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

When it comes to animated films, it seems like the past decade has had it’s fill of animal characters. From cuddly hamsters to smart alecky birds, there has been no shortage of these family films…

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DoomBuggies Spook Show Episode 15: Joshua Williamson on Marvel’s “Haunted Mansion”

February 20, 2016 at 2:00 am | No Comments

On this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show, host Jeff Baham speaks with comic book writer Joshua Williamson about Marvel’s new Disney Kingdoms title, “The Haunted Mansion.” Williamson talks about his history as an artist,…

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Fab News: In a Chinese Theater Far Far Away

February 19, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

It’s been quite a week: movie premieres, DCA News, a new wizard, oh . . . and I’m in the middle of a big move and managed to come down with pneumonia. But fear not,…

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Yesterland: Epcot Wish List – Part 3, World Showcase

February 18, 2016 at 5:47 pm | No Comments

It was the 1970s. If national governments were willing to build pavilions at temporary world’s fairs, surely they would jump at the chance to promote their culture, commerce, and tourism using Disney showmanship at World…

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Busch Gardens Cobra’s Curse Construction Tour

February 18, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Busch Gardens Tampa invited us to a behind-the-scenes hard hat tour of their newest coaster that is currently under construction, Cobra’s Curse. We have to applaud Busch Gardens for adding a bit of a backstory…

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Tips for Driving at Walt Disney World

February 18, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a brat when it comes to transportation at Walt Disney World. While the transportation options are typically more than adequate, I tend to want to stick to my own…

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Dateline Disney World – Heavy Crowds and Fastpass Problems at Magic Kingdom

February 17, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

We return to the Magic Kingdom, where it was busy for President’s Day weekend. And big crowds bring big problems with them. Fastpass+ seems to struggle under holiday crowding. We’d love to hear your thoughts…

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Disney News Round Up: Hogwarts and Refurbishments.

February 17, 2016 at 12:49 am | No Comments

MiceChat Round Up Walt Disney is quoted as saying  “I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.” He certinly would have noticed the competition…

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Fab News: Butterbeer, Wine, Tea and…Smurfberries

February 16, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

What a week! Theme park fans have much to rejoice as the boy wizard apparates in Hollywood, Food and Wine returns to California Adventure, and all sorts of news comes out of the house of…

Posted in Fab News

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Peyton Manning celebrates Super Bowl win at Disneyland as off-season projects continue

February 15, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Disneyland celebrated the Denver Bronco‘s Super Bowl victory last week with a special parade featuring Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Meanwhile, work continues to get underway on Disneyland’s massive new Star Wars-themed expansion, as trees are…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 382: Relationships with a Disney twist; Disney Legend Alice Davis

February 15, 2016 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Mousetalgia celebrates Valentine’s Day this year with a show all about relationships with a Disney twist, both romantic and platonic. First, we welcome Julia Locus to the show to talk about official Disneyana clubs, and…