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Samland: The Mickey and Friends Parking Structure Story

Sam has something new for us today that he learned when researching The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide. He's headed off to Central California this weekend to make two very special appearances. Today I will be talking about a really sexy topic, parking structures. Specifically, the Mickey and Friends structure at the Disneyland Resort. On my most recent visit, I was...

Three “Yestaurants” under one roof at Yester World

Hmmmm… Isn’t there a big McDonald’s Restaurant somewhere around here at Yester Downtown Disney? No. It became a Yestaurant in 2010. And now, just a few years later, its replacements have become Yestaurants too.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Pollo Campero, Fresh A-Peel, and BabyCakes NYC.    When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Introducing Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy

On behalf of myself and my bride-to-be, the lovely Ashley, I would like to welcome you to the new home of Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy on MiceChat!  - Cory   If you listen to MiceChat’s own Window to the Magic or Communicore Weekly (and if not, why not?!) then you may already have heard from us. For the past several months...

Top Disneyland Freebies

As we discussed last week, a Disney trip is no small investment, but there are definitely a few reprieves for the wallet. Last time around, I gave you my favorite freebies at Walt Disney World, this time it's Disneyland Freebies (or if you're an over-analyzer, “no extra chargies”). First, a few freebies I received via email and Facebook from Disneyland and Park...

A Tale of Two Fridays – An 8-Part Audio Adventure

WTTM WDW 046: "A Tale of Two Fridays - An 8-Part Audio Adventure - Part 1 of 8" Part 1 of an 8 part series... an audio adventure recorded at BOTH Walt Disney World and Disneyland, on the exact same morning in March 2014.  See how different the same morning is for Jeremiah (WDW) and Paul & Calvin (Disneyland). On a Friday morning in...

News: Universal Studios Hollywood Expansion Plans Finally Announced

Yesterday, in a series of anticipated announcements, Universal Studios Hollywood confirmed an impressive series of additions to their original park in Los Angeles, California.  Starting with Transformers: The Ride in 2012 the creative forces at Universal have been redoubling their efforts to establish themselves as a world-class destination and theme park. While things were relatively quiet in 2013, aside from...

Terri’s Dragon: La Taniere du Dragon

I’d like to thank all of you wonderful readers who commented on my first article on MiceChat. You all made me feel so welcome and this touched my heart. Thank you Bob Gurr for your kind words. Partnering up with you makes me feel like the perfect side-kick to a true superhero. It’s a real honor. Remember when you and...

MiceChat Disney News Round Up: It’s a Animatronic Life for Us!

What are your must-have foods at Disneyland? What are the craziest things you have been told by a cast member?  What are the absolute, must-do's at the Tokyo Disneyland Resort?  The MiceChat round up of Disney News and Theme Park information is here to cover all those burning questions and more.  We also share the great news that Garner...

Studio Promotions at WDW

This past weekend, we had a chance to sample the Muppets Most Wanted promotion in WDW (specifically, the interactive game added to Epcot). The diversion was pleasant enough, but it got me thinking about Studio money vs. Parks money, and on the whole, whether they were doing all they could to maximize value. I think they could do better. The...

Universal Orlando Update – Diagon Delays and HHN Dates

Today's Universal update brings news and details that might push the opening of Diagon Alley back into summer and why Bill Davis, Universal Orlando President, is not going to let that happen. Plus, the new dates for Halloween Horror Nights 24 and a new episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast.  Grab your Universal Poncho, because it is raining...

Season Pass Podcast: Sally Dark Rides with Drew and Rich

During the 2013 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Exposition (IAAPA) in Orlando, Florida, the Season Pass Podcast sat down with the Creative Designers behind the amazing Sally Corporation, Drew Hunter (V.P. of Creative Design) and Rich Hill (Senior Designer).  Discussion on their beginnings in the themed entertainment world, the purpose of Sally Dark Rides, and why they are leaders...

Disneyland Resort Update – Beauty and the Bugs

In The Parks is filling in for Dateline Disneyland today to bring you your Disneyland and Disney California Adventure fix. To begin with we share the latest progress made over at Alice in Wonderland and the Subs.   Next up we share a trip through the Storybook Land Canal Boats ride.  We then bring you news about Mickey and...

Mousetalgia 285: Disneyland summer trip planning

This week, Mousetalgia offers some timely Disneyland summer trip planning tips. Splurging on special tours or fine dining - which is the better choice? FastPass schemes - which attractions should you hit first? We also offer our opinions on World of Color dining and viewing options, Fantasmic dessert seating, and choosing a tower at the Disneyland Hotel or a...

The Impossible Dream – The Story behind SeaWorld San Diego’s Penguin Encounter

As the 50th Celebration for SeaWorld San Diego kicks off, the team at the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast have been interviewing people who have been involved in the parks during the past 50 years at SeaWorld and related research organizations around the world. Recently, we had the pleasure to chat with Frank Todd, who is a recognized authority on waterfowl and...

Garner Holt Wins Thea Award For Lifetime Achievement

And the Buzz Price Award For A Lifetime Of Distinguished Achievements goes to . . . Garner Holt!!! Yesterday was a milestone achievement for animatronics wizard and MiceChat columnist Garner Holt.  Theme park industry trade association, TEA (Themed Entertainment Association), bestowed their top honor upon Garner during their gala three day event at the Disneyland Resort.  Garner joins such prestigious...

The Sweep Spot Episode 126 – 1984

This week we sweep back to Disneyland in the year 1984. Ken and Lynn discuss and take a tour of the park in that year. We discover some great attractions that are no longer there, and some that hadn't been built yet. Plus the latest in the Disneyland resort News with Tommy. More info, questions or comments email at: [email protected]..

It’s A Small World at 50 – A History in Postcards

It's A Small World will celebrate its 50th anniversary on April 10, 2014. In honor of this auspicious occasion, here are some postcard images that have celebrated the attraction through the years. ~~Rick Note that in the following two postcards, the backside description of the scene changed from "Latin America in It's A Small World" to "South American Serenade". Happy 50th...

The Haunted Mansion Show: Dead Men DO Tell Tales!

Avast there, ye scurvy corpses! Ye come seekin’ adventure and haunted ol’ mansions, aye? Sure, ye come to the proper place. At the cursed manor house of Gracey, your cadaverous captain, the Ghost Host, will take you on a wicked voyage through the haunted side of piracy in honor of the 47th anniversary of “Walt Disney’s Pirates of the...

Universal Studios Hollywood and the Harry Potter Project

Universal Studios Hollywood is a flurry of activity as a new attraction opens and another is under major construction. Today, we stroll through SoCal's busiest theme park construction project since DCA 2.0 and see all of the jaw-droppingly huge projects that Universal Hollywood is undertaking at the moment: Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Super Silly Fun Land, Despcable Me Minion Mayhem, Springfield and...

Magic Kingdom Construction and Photos

Hello, and welcome back to Dateline Disney World. We have lots construction updates and pretty Magic Kingdom pictures coming your way today.  Could the Mine Train open later this month? Take a look at the photos and let us know what you think. http://datelinedisneyland.smugmug.com/Other/DDW/i-tgSgFTp/0/O/magickingdom-5.png   Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!! http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDiseyWorld04032014-_DSC3750.jpg http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDiseyWorld04032014-_DSC3754.jpg http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDiseyWorld04032014-_DSC3755.jpg   There was some pavement work happening on Main Street. http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDiseyWorld04032014-_DSC3756.jpg   Work also continues on Cinderella...