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Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters dance into Cars Land as Star Wars prepares to break ground at Disneyland

March 07, 2016 at 3:44 am | No Comments

Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, the replacement for the much-maligned Luigi’s Flying Tires soft-opened over the weekend. The new attraction brings Disney’s highly-lauded trackless ride system to the United States for the first time in a choreographed…


Mousetalgia Podcast 385: Disneyland seasonal pricing, Zootopia

March 07, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Team Mousetalgia reviews Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest feature Zootopia on this week’s episode, and we talk about the latest in a line of critically acclaimed hits from Pixar’s sister studio. We’ll tell you what…


10 Reasons To Go To Harry Potter Celebration at Universal Orlando

March 06, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Let’s pedal all the way back to the year 2000. I know some of you remember it, and some of you were just being born, or not even born yet! My best friend at the…

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Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #19 – Interview with Two WDW Cast Members from the Early Years

March 05, 2016 at 10:08 pm | No Comments

Welcome to another exciting episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast. For our very first show of 2016, we are joined by R.J. and Suzanne Ogren who are two former Walt Disney World cast members. They…


You’ve Got To Be Kidding: Shakespeare on Disney

March 05, 2016 at 2:00 am | No Comments

You’ve Got To Be Kidding is parody. Sit back, relax, and allow yourself to have a bit of fun! Few people have noted the hidden connections that exist between Shakespeare and Disney.  However, a close…

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Art Directing The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

March 04, 2016 at 2:42 am | No Comments

Designing a set for a film is a very precise art, as described by Alan Gilmore (Art Director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). Façades are constructed…


Yesterland: Flowers & Food

March 03, 2016 at 6:21 pm | No Comments

Werner Weiss reports from the opening day of the 2016 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. With all the food and beverage kiosks around World Showcase Lagoon, it has become like a “Spring Edition of the…


Fab News EXTRA: Two New Ships!

March 03, 2016 at 1:58 pm | No Comments

From Disney Cruise Line: (emphasis in bold mine) The leader in family cruising will grow its award-winning fleet with imaginative innovations that are uniquely fun and distinctly Disney CHICAGO (March 3, 2016) – The Walt Disney…


Fab News: Food, Wine, Gaming and Star Wars Filming

March 03, 2016 at 6:46 am | No Comments

March came in like a very sheepish lion here in SoCal, which is nice, because as soon as I got over pneumonia, I came down with bronchitis. More bed rest, but I’m not going to…


Your Guide to Disney Character Dining

March 03, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Ahh, the Disney character meal. A rite of passage for many a Disney fan, but it can be a bit of a challenge for newbies planning their first Disney vacation. Here are my quick tips…


Demolition and Construction at Universal Orlando

March 02, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week, we’ll take a look at both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios, and the many changes at both parks. Wow! Lots of things happening all over…


Disney News Round Up: Surging into a Hot Summer !

March 02, 2016 at 2:00 am | No Comments

MiceChat Round Up A new Demand based or Surge pricing structure was implemented at Disney Parks, on both Coasts, Sunday February 28th. When Disneyland opened in 1955, it cost $1.00 to enter the park, with…


Fab News: Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters are Dancing Their Way into DCA

March 01, 2016 at 7:10 am | No Comments

There is so much for me to geek out over today. Luigi’s Flying Tires is gone, but the adorable car is returning to DCA on Monday with his new attraction, Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, and it’s…


The Sweep Spot # 177 Discussion about Herb Ryman

February 29, 2016 at 7:20 pm | No Comments

We are launching a series of episodes where we talk about people who have contributed to the making of Disneyland over the years. This time we feature the legendary Herb Ryman. He was the first…

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A closer look at Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter plus Disneyland’s new demand pricing

February 29, 2016 at 3:30 am | No Comments

Today we take a break from Disneyland‘s off-season refurbishments and construction and take you back up to Universal Studios Hollywood for a closer look at the park’s spectacular new Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Today…


Mousetalgia Podcast 384: Disneyland advice, listener email

February 29, 2016 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Team Mousetalgia returns to our overflowing inbox to catch up on your burning questions, and topics include: Searching for nightlife at the Disneyland Resort; locker rentals at the park; trip budgeting; limos from LAX; the…


Remembering Our Friend, Disneylander Jack Lindquist

February 28, 2016 at 9:28 pm | No Comments

This morning, we learned that our friend, Jack Lindquist, died. And by “our”, I don’t mean just those of us who were lucky enough to have been able to meet him, talk with him, and…


Huge Disneyland Price Increase or Not

February 27, 2016 at 11:28 pm | No Comments

Are you ready to pay up to $20 more for a one day ticket to the Disney Parks? Beginning Sunday, February 28th, a brand new pricing scheme will hit the parks in Anaheim and Orlando.…


The Best Animated Feature Oscar Goes To . . .

February 27, 2016 at 1:08 am | No Comments

The red carpet has already been laid out on Hollywood Blvd as Tinseltown prepares for its biggest night of the year. And while this isn’t the most exciting year for many awards, there is one…

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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