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Yesterland: Tomorrowland Starcade

Your guidemap promises “two floors of the most popular video games” and calls it “a stellar experience.” Be prepared to stick dollar bills into coin change machines. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Tomorrowland Starcade   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Marvel Land News: Breakout!…Of The Shroud

We have breaking news coming from the future Marvel Land at Disney California Adventure. The scaffolding in the back and shrouds in front of Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout! have come down and we have our best look yet at the attraction opening in May. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The View From The Street When we first...

Beauty and the Beast Bits and Bytes

Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast roars into theaters this weekend, and from everything we've seen and heard, it's going to be a massive success. But how is the film? Did the animated feature need to be remade? We have a few items for you in this column including our review and some interesting things Disney has put...

Magic Kingdom’s New Brew & Other Miscellaneous Happenings

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're heading over to THE Magic Kingdom (you'll understand the all caps there in a second). Let's see what's new this time around. . . (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "micechat-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode...

Disney News Round Up: Pirates of the Caribbean and more!

  Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! This coming weekend in 1967, the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction made its debut in New Orleans Square. It was the largest use of “ Audio- Animatronics” in an attraction to date and it was received with great fanfare and much excitement from the Guests. The Blue Bayou restaurant also opened alongside this thrilling new...

Mousetalgia Podcast 438: Pirates of the Caribbean turns 50, part 1: New Orleans Square

Disney trivia champion and historian Joseph Titizian joins Team Mousetalgia this week to begin a two-week celebration of Pirates of the Caribbean's 50th anniversary. Join us as we look at the press coverage of the grand opening of Disneyland's Pirates attraction, and then trace the history of the attraction back to its initial roots as a wax museum. Then,...

Disneyland Update – Pirates Prepare to Return with Expanded Offerings

Yesterday we posted a HUGE update on the 2017 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival. Today, we've got a few more photos from the Disneyland Resort to share. Looks like MaxPass is just about to burst onto the scene and Pirates is nearly ready for its 50th anniversary! Plus, Guardians Tower, Star Wars Land construction and a whole lot...

California Adventure 2017 Food and Wine Festival a Delicious Adventure

Disney California Adventure's beloved Food and Wine Festival returned last year after a lengthy absence, and folks seemed to really enjoy the revived Festival, but were turned off by high prices and small portions. After visiting the festival this year, it's clear that those concerns were heard. For 2017, prices are down, portions are larger, and the available food...

Universal Studios Hollywood Fun New Stuff and Free Movie Tickets

The one thing that's not new at Universal Studios Hollywood is the phrase, "There's something new at Universal Studios Hollywood." It's true. Every time I go to this park, I see something under construction or something new and exciting. This trip brought the dual surprises of a completely reimagined AMC Theater complex with state of the art projection, sound...

Disney Fantasy to Be Updated Next in the Disney Cruise Line Fleet

Following recent updates made to the Disney Dream, Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, Disney Cruise Line is set to next enhance the Disney Fantasy for May 2017. The newest ship in the fleet will receive kids club improvements from the Star Wars and Marvel franchises, the pool deck will get a new ice cream and candy shop and the...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: The Extinct Attractions Support Group

It can be hard to face reality. And how much harder is it when you have reached the pinnacle of your career, only to be thrown into the dustbin of history. Such is the fate of Disney’s extinct attractions. We join the meeting of the Extinct Attractions Support Group as they recite the group’s daily affirmation. “I deserve good things....

Star Wars Land News: Indy, Rebels and Walkers! Oh, my!

There's so much good news! Today's Star Wars Land column includes word of the first footage from “The Last Jedi”, BB-8 at Launch Bay and another year to fight for the Rebels. But first...“Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory.” (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Indiana Jones Returns In 2019! “…Indiana Jones. I always knew someday you’d come walking...

Yesterland: Engine-Ears Toys

It’s a toy store. It’s a candy store. It’s two... two... two stores in one! And there are two sides to Engine-Ears Toys at Yester California Adventure. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Engine-Ears Toys   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

An Inside Look at Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon at Universal Orlando

Yesterday, Cory Disbrow shared an early preview of the brand new Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon ride at Universal Orlando. Today, Stephenie Pashkowsky takes us on a detailed look at the unique attraction as well as her discussions with Universal Creative.  This isn't an E-Ticket, but it is a surprisingly comfortable experience and one which breaks ground...

Disney News Round Up: Fantasmic! 2.0 to Epcot 2.0?

  Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! This week in 2008, Disney California Adventure debuted the Pixar Play Parade. This fun and enjoyable experience featured many favorite Pixar characters. Though with the recent “ Festival of Holidays” celebration, “Food and Wine Festival”, and Guardians of the Galaxy construction the Parade is not scheduled to run in the foreseeable future. Speaking of DCA Food...

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon Soft Opens at Universal Studios Florida

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week, we're taking a tour of the brand new #FallonRide at Universal Studios. Let's go! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "micechat-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Guardians of the Galaxy"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "8918fd9d375659f51b2353202779e9e1"; amzn_assoc_asins = "076245945X,0706418735,B0084VADD6,B00000JMOF"; ...

Kevin Yee: Epcot 2.0 Rumor Explosion

Many of us who have been following Disney parks for years know all about DCA 2.0 - a reboot of the entire theme park, basically, with so many new themes and attractions that the original version looks prosiac by comparison. Some version of that may be coming to DHS in the next several years, with Star Tours and Toy...

Disneyland Photo and Rumor Update – Major Fantasmic & Halloween Changes

Just when you think you know everything there is to know about the Disneyland Resort, things change. This week's update brings news of some of the revisions expected for the new version of Fantasmic at Disneyland. New name, new scenes, new music, it's a familiar but very different show. We'll give you the scoop below. Also, word is leaking...

Mousetalgia Podcast 437: Disneyland queue etiquette, listener email

Comedian and podcaster Tim Babb returns to Mousetalgia this week to discuss Disneyland's new no-parking-on-Main-Street rule, and general queuing etiquette. When is it okay to save places in lines for parades and attractions? As the parks get more crowded, are there unspoken rules that guests should follow? We weigh the pros and cons of hopping in and out of...

The Sweep Spot # 203 Interview with Former Disneyland Tour Guide

In this episode we welcome former Disneyland Tour Guide Andrea Keech to the show to talk about her time working at Disneyland in 1969. She had the honor of taking guests on tours of Disneyland, and has some great stories to share. Plus, we'll discuss her book (Cream of the Crop: Tour Guide Tales From Disneyland's Golden Years) as...