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SeaWorld San Diego Gets Ready to Celebrate 50 Years

Welcome to a very special update from SeaWorld San Diego as they head towards their fiftieth anniversary kickoff next week! New Entrance / Explorer’s Reef About half of the new entrance has been opened up for guests, and it’s quite stunning! A closer look… We’ll have to wait till March 21st to see this part, but from what we do see, it’s going...

Disney Cast Blast: Time Bandits

Time Bandits...you thawing out yet? This week let's take a trip through time. Some of these stories you may have heard similar versions of, but they still seem to keep repeating themselves. Remember if you have a story please share it with us at [email protected]! Let's see what the cast members have to share with us this week . . . Presidential...

Season Pass Podcast: Fun Spot America – “EFC to Amusement Park!”

TSPP is in the new and improved Fun Spot America Amusement Park in Orlando, Florida.  Doug Barnes and Robert Coker discuss this amazingly transformed family park that just received the IAAPA "Best Family Entertainment Center (FEC)" in 2012 with John Arie Sr. (Owner of Fun Spot Attractions), John Arie Jr. (COO of Fun Spot Attractions) and Patrick Tuten (Creative Director of...

SeaWorld San Antonio Update – Aquatica’s New Aviary

Recently, Erin (a Co-host on the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast) was able to travel to San Antonio to visit SeaWorld and check out the progress on the new Aviary being added to the Aquatica park. We also take a look at additions being made for the 50th anniversary celebration.  Additionally, Erin sat down with Aquaitca San Antonio VP Tim Morrow...

Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 12 – I Kissed JT (And I Liked it)

Welcome back to DisAfterDark and thank you for the download. Joining us in the Mouses Head pub this week is Chris Reid from MiceChat's V24 Radio Paul B is on a beer called Cocker Hoop, Nick is on to Chocolate, Craig is drinking Whisky and Chris made up something and put booze in it. We chat about some news as usual, then...

In the Parks – Alice, Captain America and Big Thunder

Howdy folks, it's time for In the Parks featuring news from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.  We have plenty to share with you as we take you through the latest happenings at the resort.  Captain America has landed in Tomorrowland and we let you know if he's worth the superhero wait or if it's all a star-spangled mess.  Next...

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Officially Underway

Spring has sprung at the Walt Disney World Resort! This week is all about the start of the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot, and we’ve got about 70 photos of it for you to enjoy. I think you are going to like what you see of the Flower and Garden (and food and wine) event which is the...

A visit to “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives”

“Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” is the headline special exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, from October 16, 2013 to May 4, 2014. Let Yesterland take you there in this photo essay.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: A visit to “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives”.    When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Walt Disney World Advanced Dining Reservations

I don't know about you, but half the time I barely know what I want for dinner at noon.  However, when planning a trip to Walt Disney World, I have to know what I want to eat a whopping six months before I get there or I'll be relegated to bread, water and Mickey Bars.  I don't want that...

The Monsanto House of the Future Story

Join us for a classic SAMLAND story about Disney's all-plastic house. The Monsanto House of the Future is an enduring memory. Millions of people associate that attraction with the optimistic future evangelized by Walt Disney. Of course, in retrospect, an all plastic house may not seem like a warm and inviting place to live. But for the modernists of...

Mickey’s Philharmagic and Space Mountain in 3-D Audio

WTTM WDW 040: "Everyone Loves Jeremiah's Shirt" On this show, Jeremiah visits Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and enjoys a few attractions.  Mickey's Philharmagic & Space Mountain are both featured in 3-D (Binaural) Audio. Along the way, many folks compliment his new t-shirt. ...Enjoy! THE WTTM PODCAST APPLICATIONS for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch & now for Android & Kindle Fire Mobile access to the...

Design: Those Were The Times No. 25 – Garner Holt Student Enrichment

Today's Wheel of Years has stopped at 2014, so here we go. The DESIGN: Those Were The Times story No. 25 published in MiceChat January 8, 2014 told of the transition of Disney's themed manufacturing operation to Garner Holt Productions: "It wasn't long before a combination of retiring Disney technicians, layoffs after major projects, and the financial impediment to continuing Disney internal...

Disney News Round Up: The Year of Refurbs and Safety

There’s a huge amount of Disney and Theme Park news and information for you this week. Refurbs are everywhere as safety protection is installed all over Disneyland from Splash Mountain to it's a small world.  The anticipated addition of Captain America has landed at Innoventions with mixed reviews. Dapper Day was followed by damper days as heavy rain hit...

The Haunted Mansion Show: Call in the Spirit

Something has gone wrong at The Haunted Mansion! The peace and prosperity of Gracey Manor has been broken by a disruptive foolish morta- I mean, visitor. With chaos ensuing, the Happy Haunts will have to take matters into their own cold, undead hands.     This looks rather innocent; just another webshow on MiceChat.com, but there's a twist. This webshow is HAUNTED!...

MiceAge Update: Grey Skies Clearing for Disneyland’s 60th

After a short winter off-season, Disneyland Resort is gearing up for a busy spring and summer ahead. While Burbank bosses hash out long-term expansion and financial strategies that have been complicated by the troubled MyMagic+ rollout in Walt Disney World, the Anaheim team has been scrambling to put their own budgets back together for the 60th Anniversary in 2015...

Universal Orlando Update – Hogsmeade Detour and New CityWalk venues

Progress is quick at Universal Orlando Resort, where new venues are about ready to open at CityWalk. We'll also take you into Islands of Adventure to look at changes coming to Hogsmeade, along with refurbs happening around the park.  Then we travel over to the Studios, where we see new details being added to Diagon Alley.  We finish this...

Rainy days wash out crowds as Captain America arrives at Disneyland

Some much-needed rain hit Southern California over the weekend, washing the recent crowds out of the parks. The rain storms resulted in some standard attraction closures in both parks, the cancellation of parades, and even brought down a tree on Tom Sawyer Island. In Tomorrowland, Disneyland's new Captain America meet-and-greet opened for Annual Passholder previews and added...

MiceChat Podcast #15: A Spoonful of Sherman

Our latest show was quite a while in the making. We think it was worth the wait. Aside from our usual round up of Disney and theme park news, we've got an outstanding interview with Robbie Sherman (son of Disney legend Robert Sherman of the Sherman Brothers). Robbie was quite candid. The interview was conducted at the Disneyana Fan...

Mousetalgia 280: Dapper Day, Pete Docter on directing

Mousetalgia talks Dapper Day, dining, and Docter on this week's show! First, Jeff reports on his trip to Disneyland Resort for Dapper Day on February 23, discussing the variety of styles, costumes, Disneybounding, and people-watching opportunities afforded by this increasingly popular unofficial event held in Disney parks around the world. Next, we discuss dining at Disneyland, focusing on the...

Welcome to Rumorville

Welcome to Rumorville! This week we explore Disney theme park rumors. Rumors that are so ridiculous that guests believed them...some of them. Some Cast Members compete, un-officially, to see who can tell the biggest, tallest tale and convince guests to believe them. Here are some of the top rumors that guests tell us or that Cast Members sometimes tell guests: Rumor:...