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Splashy Walt Disney World Future Projects Announced

Last week, Disney released plans for several upcoming attractions at Walt Disney World which were previously shrouded in the mists of rumor: Rivers of Light water fountain show at DAK, Trader Sam's Grog Grotto at Polynesian, and Harambe Nights in DAK's Africa. Taken together with the previously-announced AVATAR expansion at DAK, the Mine Train in Fantasyland, and the Disney...

Mousetalgia 289: Walt Disney World trip planning, Sleeping Beauty

This week, anticipating the release of Disney's "Maleficent," we welcome Disney historian and author Charles Solomon to the show to discuss his latest book "Once Upon a Dream: From Perrault's Sleeping Beauty to Disney's Maleficent." Solomon talks about the origins of the Sleeping Beauty story, and discusses the artwork and animation of the classic animated feature, as well as...

High temperatures hit as crowds maneuver closures at Disneyland

Strong winds and high temperatures hit the parks over the last week as guests continued to maneuver the on-going construction and refurbishment projects around the parks. Today we take a look at the continued work on Disneyland's Club 33 expansion, Alice in Wonderland safety upgrades, and the fantastic new color scheme and place-making at Disney California Adventure's Pacific...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #89 – News, Rumors and Hollywood VIP Tour

Join us for another Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. We begin this show with a couple of shout outs which includes Kolby's Minion Mayhem model, which you can see HERE and then share another Listener BUTTERBEER preference. Which is the best Butterbeer? Regular or Frozen? Have your say by recording  us a message or go to www.speakpipe.com/uuopodcast and let us know who you are,...

The Sweep Spot: Jungle Cruising

In this episode we talk with former Disneyland Jungle Cruise skipper. His name is Kyle and he also has a podcast called: Tales From the Jungle Crews. On this episode we talk about his times working on the Jungle Cruise and some of the interviews he has had with other former skippers. As we discuss the various skippers Kyle...

Disneyland History Through Postcards: Anaheim Motels

We have some Disneyland-related postcards for you this week, but this time there's a twist. What follows are images of postcards from the Anaheim motels that surrounded Disneyland (not yet the Disneyland Resort). For each property represented here, we have used the street view feature of Google Maps to bring you a look at the current use of the...

Michael-Leon Wooley Invites you to Triple Threat

Last year, we invited you to a live Disney concert by Michael-Leon Wooley and friends in LA. It was an amazing evening of Disney song featuring some of Broadways brightest upcoming stars. The event was a huge success and completely sold out. Michael-Leon, the Voice of Louis the Alligator in the Disney Animated Movie THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG,...

May The 4th Be With Your – Star Tours: The Adventure Continues

In honor of Star Wars day, the Season Pass Podcast looks into the creation of Star Tours: The Adventure Continues. Interviews on this show are with Anthony Daniels, Tom Fitzgerald and Rick Rothschild. Yes, it's a big show. You Star Wars geeks (and you know who you are) are going to love it.

The NEW Disney Magic Fully Reviewed

My name is Jason Leppert, and I’ve been an avid reader of MiceChat for years. As a professional cruise travel journalist and unabashed Disney fanboy, I’m thrilled to now be contributing to my favorite go-to Disney site as a Disney Cruise Line columnist. In fact, I serendipitously met fellow MiceChatter, Kevin Yee, for the first time onboard the newly redesigned...

Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 16 – Mad Tea Party With Michelle

Joining us in the pub this week is Michelle from the Disney Dream Girls and quietly in the background, Craig who is nursing the Liverpool loss to Chelsea. We chat with Michelle about her recent trip to California and then challenge her to the next round of DisAfterMind, where she scores 2 points, to go second on the leaderboard. We then...

A Blustery Week at the Disneyland Resort

Winds in the east, mist coming in. Like somethin' is brewin' and bout to begin. Can't put me finger on what lies in store, but I fear what's to happen all happened before. The Disneyland resort experienced an eventful time this past week as the Santa Ana winds made their way through Southern California in the usual fashion.  But the...

MiceChat Podcast 16 – The Disney Dudes Take a Walk in the Park

The MiceChat crew takes a field trip to Disneyland and takes you with them. As we walk through Frontierland, New Orleans Square and Critter Country, we chat about what's new, what's coming, history, trivia and more. Then we transport back to the MiceChat Studios to examine the question, which Disney resort has the most rides . . . Disneyland...

Cars, East and West

Yesterland usually looks at things that are gone, but not today. This photo essay looks at how some of the same landmarks of Radiator Springs are represented at the delightful Cars wing of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and in the highly detailed Cars Land at Disney California Adventure.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Cars, East and West    When you...

Full Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride Video

Previews have begun of the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster at Walt Disney World. Situated in the Magic Kingdom this final piece to the New Fantasyland was 4 years in the making, finishing off a land that had its grand opening a year ago, complete with a flying fire breathing dragon. Special thanks to our friends at Orlando Attracitions Magazine...

Reopening Date for the Historic Calico Mine Ride Announced by Knotts

Knott's has just announced Saturday June 14th as the reopening of the completely refurbished Calico Mine Train and revitalized Camp Snoopy.  This is great news and will mark the return of two iconic and important areas of Knott's Berry Farm. The park continues to focus on its heritage and what has made it a beloved destination for locals and...

Your Guide to Getting in the Disney Parks Faster

Ok, so you've been planning for months. The day has finally arrived. You've risen and shone, inhaled your breakfast, and now you're ready to hit the park! You're skipping toward the entrance only to be met with barricades. Here's how to breeze past them as easily as possible. Security/Bag Check Before you can even get to the turnstiles, you've gotta get...

A Tale of Two Fridays – Part 7 of 8

A Tale of Two Fridays - A Bi-Coastal Adventure Part 7 of an 8 part series... On a Friday morning in March 2014, Jeremiah went to WDW while Paul and Calvin went to Disneyland. Both adventures were recorded and will be presented in 1 hour segments throughout the month of April. Four shows will be released on the public feed, while...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.29: Parallel Genius – Walt Disney and Kelly Johnson

Today's Wheel of Years stopped at 2014, so here we go. While folding newspapers for my Studio City California Hollywood Citizens-News paper route in 1944, a screaming roar approached me. A jet plane, the first jet plane I'd ever seen. Not just any jet plane, but America's very first jet plane - the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star. In seconds...

Dateline Disney World – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Gets Ready To Roll

Construction walls were removed from around the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, so we are headed to the Magic Kingdom to bring you the photos. Plus, Welcome to the Magic Kingdom! Hi Mary! Just a quick update of the Hub project. There are now two inflatable dams on the Tomorrowland side. The old Swan Boat dock is now covered by grass. They need to add...

MiceChat Disney News Round Up: The Disneyland Shuffle

Disney news, rumors, photos and more are yours in today's MiceChat Round Up.  What's the latest news from Disneyland? The MiceAge team have a brand new update for you. And after a little over a month, the MiceChat Podcast is back with a unique walk through the park.  Over in Walt Disney World, the construction walls have come down...