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Kevin Yee – Testing Walt Disney’s Cocktail Party Theory Today

A short time before he died, Walt Disney was given a dress rehearsal of the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean ride, moving at the desired ride speed through the sets. The designers were apologetic for the way that conversations bled from one scene to the next, resulting in some moments of babble during the transition. Walt famously replied that...

Disneyland 2016 Year in Review

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. 2016 was a year of celebrations and grief. When you look back, it's amazing how many changes can happen in just one short year. 2016 brought a new Frozen musical to the resort and took away three beloved nighttime spectaculars. We celebrated with two big festivals at...

Disneyland Photo Update – Tower of Terror Checking Out Today

It's a sad but somewhat exciting start to the new year as the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ends its run at Disney California Adventure today to make way for a new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction. We'll take a final look at this popular ride and also show you a teaser of the construction going on at the...

Ten Things to Make a Day at Disneyland Magical

With the holidays coming coming to a close, and having seen my fair share of days at the Happiest Place on Earth, (with more of these lists replacing what used to be called journalism online or on the printed page) I thought I would share some points that have helped make visits more magical for me and mine over...

Fab News: The End of 2016

Happy Fab News Friday! It's the end of 2016 tomorrow, and I'm really not unhappy to see it go. While there have been some nice things, there have been some rotten things too, so out with the old and in with the new. Next week, I'll be able to go to Disneyland again! Hooray! Fabulous Congratulations! Commenter #12 of 13 Autumn...

Yesterland: California Missions, Real and Knott’s

Knott’s calls its missions “scale models.” But is that really what they are? They are works of art—a collaboration between two artists working almost 60 years apart. Let’s look at how these artists represented the actual missions as models. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: California Missions, Real and Knott’s   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

David Koenig: Disneyland Exodus Averted

David Koenig returns with an inside the berm look at what's going on at Disneyland. Cast member concerns, park operations reorganization, the ridiculous thing cast members are supposed to call Star Wars Land and more. Going into this fall, cast members were already quitting in significant numbers because they were sure Disneyland was going to overhaul its longtime attendance policy....

Dateline Disney World: 2016 Year in Review

Hello, and welcome to the final Dateline Disney World of 2016! This week, we're taking a look at everything that happened over the course of the year at Walt Disney World. ] Where did the year go? What did you think of 2016 in the parks? Excited for what 2017 will bring? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks...

Disney News Round Up: Here’s to a new year.

Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! As we bid farewell to 2016, a year filled with moments of happiness, sadness and loss, we move forward into 2017 with hope ... “There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow." This week's newsletter has a great collection of news, photos and fun for you to explore. Happy New Year from all of us at MiceChat. This...

Tim Grassey Editorial – Fixing Epcot

It’s no secret that Epcot needs help. I visited Disney World and Universal Orlando in January 2016 and Epcot was without question, the worst of the six parks I visited on that trip. At that time, there was no Frozen Ever After or Soarin’ Around the World. There was no food centric festival, just a piecemeal shell of EPCOT...

Disney News Round Up: Happy Holidays!

  Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! This Holiday season has brought record crowds to both Disneyland resort and other local Theme Parks. But lucky for your day guests and Signature Plus ticket holders, now that all other passes have been bocked, the parks are blissfully uncrowded. Today's Round Up has all the latest news & tips for this most festive...

Yesterland: Hollywood Holly-Day Parade

If this parade looks strangely familiar, there’s a reason. It’s a holiday—oops, I mean “Holly-Day”—makeover of the Disney Stars & Motor Cars parade. The cars, which are all themed to movies or television programs, are now decorated with snowdrifts, wreaths, garland, gift boxes, ribbons, and ornaments. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Hollywood Holly-Day Parade   When you are done reading, please leave...

Fab News: Fabulous Things

Happy holidays to all of my Fabanistas and all of the other MiceChatters out there. I've been away for a few weeks because my mom had a stroke. Is it just me or has 2016 been an especially trying year? Thank goodness we have so many good things to balance the awful things, and while below you'll find a...

Stroll Through Disneyland – Rolly Crump And The Impostor Syndrome – Part 2

Fox Hill brings us Part 2 of his Rolly Crump story. If you missed Part 1, please click HERE to catch up before reading Part 2. Vicky and I met Rolly and Marie near the big fireplace in the Grand Californian Hotel, and we all went to take seats in the morning quiet of the Hearthstone Lounge. There we had the...

The Sweep Spot # 198 Holidays Musical Tour of Disneyland

In this episode we go on a virtual tour of Disneyland during Christmas time. We worked at Disneyland during the 90s, and 2000's in Custodial we had the chance to work in all the different areas of Disneyland. This was great because we were able to also experience the different music that was changed in the areas for the...

Dateline Disney World: Animal Kingdom Surprise

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we are heading to Animal Kingdom for a nice surprise and some updates. Avatar approaches! //   The World of Pandora Walls have shifted and we are able to get a glimpse of the detail and work going into the project from a guests view! The Tree of Life Its been...

MiceChat Podcast – Ho, Ho Holiday Happenings

Christmas has become big business for the theme parks. What was once considered the "off season" is now the top draw of the year, with record crowds often recorded in the weeks leading up to New Years Eve. Dusty and Doug put on their elf shoes and take us on a virtual sleigh ride to parks across the country...

Kevin Yee: Drinking Around the Magic Kingdom

It's finally happened! The news has slipped out that the Magic Kingdom in Orlando (though not YET Disneyland in Anaheim) is following the other theme parks into the NeverNever Land of serving alcoholic beverages. In some ways, it's been here in the Magic Kingdom for some time, but with a significant expansion this week, we are arguably at some...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update Part 2: Christmas Crowd and Crash

Welcome back to part 2 of this week's Disneyland update. In yesterday's article, we looked at the security changes and updates from Downtown Disney and the New Parking Structure and Bridge-way. Let's continue our tour of the Disneyland Resort and check in on the theme parks, which experienced jam packed conditions last week in advance of annual pass block-outs...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update Part 1: Securityland Now Open

Welcome back to chilly Southern California, where rain fell and temperatures dropped into sub-50 degrees this past week. With recent changes in Downtown Disney and theme park security, we'd like to take a closer look at the first act of the Disneyland Resort . . . "Security!" Last week Disney pushed the security tents to the outer perimeter of the resort....