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The Ganachery at Disney Springs: Your Cure for the Common Chocolate

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

Oh, the powers of chocolate. The mere mention of that wonderful confection invokes a smile on my face, so when I discovered the removal of the tarps and fencing around The Ganachery Chocolate Shoppe during…


Disneyland honors its history as Star Wars construction gets underway

February 01, 2016 at 5:05 am | No Comments

Disneyland has decorated construction walls along the Rivers of America with posters honoring the park’s history as construction gets underway on the major 14-acre Star Wars project. With Star Wars popularity at an all-time high,…


Mousetalgia Episode 380: Disney books, collectibles corner

February 01, 2016 at 12:30 am | No Comments

Team Mousetalgia expands our Disney library and brings you four new book reviews, including “Mickey Mouse: Emblem of the American Spirit” by Garry Apgar; “Funny: Twenty-Five Years of Laughter from the Pixar Story Room;” “Keep…

Posted in Mousetalgia


The Sweep Spot #175 History of Big Thunder Ranch Area

January 31, 2016 at 6:56 am | No Comments

In this episode we take a look at an area of Disneyland that is no longer there. . . the Big Thunder Ranch. This rustic area, which opened in 1986, hosted a petting zoo, a…

Posted in The Sweep Spot


Three Free Quests This Weekend At The Disneyland Resort

January 29, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

MiceChat Anniversary weekend stars TODAY. We’d like to point you toward several events which you won’t want to miss out on.  Tonight kicks off the celebration at Medieval Times dinner theater. On Saturday, we are…

Posted in Features, Fun


Yesterland: McDonald’s at WDW & McDonald’s Dinoland U.S.A.

January 28, 2016 at 7:13 pm | No Comments

Two all-beef patties? No. Two Yesterland articles about the Golden Arches years at Walt Disney World. Take a photo tour. Do you remember a whole land presented by McDonald’s? (DOUBLE FEATURE based on articles originally…


Fab News: Star Wars Cruise, AP Days and Restored Trains Coming to Disneyland

January 28, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Star Wars Days at Sea or “Aye Aye, Cap’n Phasma!” The first images of the Star Wars events on the Disney Cruise line are up, and man, do they look fun. Wait, is that Captain…

Skipper Canteen is open in Adventureland, and while I can't afford to eat there, the CMs were kind enough to let me in for a few photos.

Dateline Disney World – Skipper Canteen and Magic Kingdom Projects

January 27, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

The holidays are officially over at the Magic Kingdom, and that means refurb season is in full swing. Let’s take a look at what is happening at the park, including a look at the Skipper…


Disney News Round Up: MiceChat Anniversary Weekend Adventures

January 27, 2016 at 2:00 am | No Comments

MiceChat RoundUpCrew! We are in a celebratory mood this week at the Roundup! With Micechat celebrating 11 wonderful years this coming weekend, we wanted to make sure you had all the details needed so you…


Step into Disneyland Railroad history as Star Wars Land construction gets underway

January 26, 2016 at 7:21 am | No Comments

Walls have gone up in Critter Country and Frontierland as Disneyland gets started in earnest on its new 14-acre Star Wars-themed expansion. The first major step, besides reshuffling and moving backstage facilities, is rerouting the…


Mousetalgia Podcast 379: Arrow Development, Star Wars Half Marathon

January 25, 2016 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Mousetalgia’s own Dave Breiland ran the Star Wars Half Marathon at Disneyland Resort as the park finally started closing much of Frontierland in anticipation of the construction of the new Star Wars galaxy, and he…


Dining at the Parks – Steakhouse 55

January 24, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Recently, Dining in the Parks has visited several popular quick service / grab & go restaurants. Though it’s also a treat to walk thru Downtown Disney, enjoying the atmosphere, great shopping and dining and just steps away…


Star Wars Boards Disney Cruise Line with Full Force

January 23, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

As a cruise travel journalist, I’ve had the recent pleasure of covering Disney Cruise Line‘s latest Star Wars offerings onboard both the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy. The Dream now sports the wonderfully imaginative…


Fab News: Reasons to Celebrate

January 22, 2016 at 9:00 am | No Comments

I saw a peanut stand, heard a rubber band and seen a needle wink its eye. But I be done seen about everything, when I see an elephant fly. A part of the current restorations…


Yesterland: Sun Wheel

January 21, 2016 at 9:46 pm | No Comments

It’s not a Ferris Wheel. It’s the Sun Wheel. The California Sun smiles at you from the center of the 160-foot diameter amusement wheel. (This is an expanded update to an article originally published at…


The Stroller Survival Guide For Your Disney Vacation

January 21, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

I know, I know. The words that can strike fear in the hearts (and ankles!) of park-goers everywhere. Strollers!!! But here’s the deal, if you’re frequenting an extremely child-friendly destination such as the Disney Parks,…

Posted in MiceMoms, Park Wise


Many closures coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

January 20, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Big changes are on the way to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Let’s take a look at many of the things that will be closing soon. That does it for this week! How ready are you to…


Disney News Round Up: From Menace to Closures

January 20, 2016 at 1:00 am | No Comments

MiceChat RoundUpCrew! Though spring break is still a couple months away, local theme parks can’t take a moment to rest. New attractions and experiences are finishing up or just getting underway. With Disneyland now officially…


MiceAge Disneyland Update – The Phantom Menace

January 19, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

It’s been a week since Disneyland shut down five attractions from the 1950’s to begin the massive construction on the biggest expansion of the park in its 60 year history. While fleets of bulldozers, dump…


Fab News: Good News for Walt Disney Imagineering

January 19, 2016 at 12:48 am | No Comments

This is the week, for a decade or so, that me and my family would pack up and make the long, long flight from Honolulu to (usually) Chicago and then to Florida for ten days…