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MiceChat’s WONDERful Disney Cruise

A group from MiceChat recently took a cruise together on the Disney Wonder, traveling from Vancouver, B.C. to Los Angeles. BC_DisneyGeek has prepared a multi-part photographic report on their adventure. Our report starts on the first day as they prepare for departure. ~~Rick Micechat comes to my hometown for the first time: http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x356/micechat/Weekend%20Update%202012/10-27-2012/001.gif Pre-cruise, Hastin/Monorail Man gets a taste of Canadian culture: http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x356/micechat/Weekend%20Update%202012/10-27-2012/356watermarked-1.jpg The...

Full Review of Walt Disney World’s New Be Our Guest Restaurant

Be Our Guest is the newest Walt Disney World restaurant and is located in the newly expanded Fantasyland. Guests experience a unique, immersive, and innovative restaurant, but does the food live up to the environment? Quick service dining is offered for lunch and full table service in the evening. I experienced a few test lunches this week.    As you...

Disney Voice Artist Mark Silverman Tours the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the Reagan Library

Scarlett Stahl recently gave Disney voice artist Mark Silverman a special tour of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, including the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives. Her photos and narrative describing the day are fascinating. ~~Rick A Day With Mark Silverman by Scarlett Stahl This past July, I had the pleasure of hearing Margaret "Tinker Bell" Kerry speak at the Ronald Reagan Presidential...

Echos at Echo Lake, Disney’s Hollywood Studios Inspirations

It’s now Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but it was Disney-MGM Studios when it opened in 1989. Today, we’ll head into the Echo Park section of the park. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Real Buildings that Inspired Disney-MGM Studios, Part 5 When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Be Our Guest Tour, Magic Kingdom, and Disney Hollywood Studios News

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we have more coverage of the New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom, as well as some other Magic Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios news. http://datelinedisneyland.smugmug.com/Other/DDW/i-tgSgFTp/0/O/magickingdom-5.png Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!! http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld1024-IMG_6844.jpg Only about another week or so to enjoy the Halloween decor at the park until we switch over to the Holidays!! More Fantasy http://datelinedisneyland.smugmug.com/Other/DDW/i-M7dg4fZ/0/O/inside-magickingdom-02.png This past week,...

Disneyland Hallow-Christmas

The Disneyland Resort is celebrating refurbishmas.  No, perhaps Halloween. Wait, there are lights and Christmas decorations up. I've got it, it must be that beloved holiday . . . Christmaween.  We are now in that strange transitional period where it's technically still Halloween, but Christmas is slowly moving in.  It's also the time when the fall refurbishments are rounding...

How to Lodge a Complaint or Give Praise at Disney World

It's a subtle thing, perhaps something that the average guest doesn't notice, but part of what makes your experience in a Disney park so good is the cast members who go out of their way to make you feel welcomed and taken care of. In fact, while it's obvious that Disney is in the theme park business, they're also...

The Empty Grave in Anaheim Thrills with New Chills

The Empty Grave in Anaheim's Garden Walk has always been one of MiceChat's favorite haunts.  Built new, from the ground up, every year, this independent haunted attraction has returned bigger and better tan ever for the 2012 season of screams. This year marks an evolution for the little haunt in Anaheim, as it has begun to shed its humble...

Disney’s America Part 5 – The Story Comes To An End

We have spent 4 weeks discovering the history behind the never built Disney's America theme park in Virginia. Michael Eisner was determined to keep his dream alive through a barrage of hurdles, but a brush with death and the struggles of another Disney park a world away would shatter his dream forever . . . or would it?...

Disney News Update: Mermaids, Iron Man and Halloween

Have you heard the wild news out of Walt Disney World this week? Mermaids have invaded the Pirates of the Caribbean and the Country Bear Jamboree has been shortened by half. Disneyland announced the awkwardly titled but none the less interesting, Limited time magic promotion. And Halloween Time continues to entertain, spook and delight at the various Disney resorts....

A New Monster comes to MiceChat and Knotts Scary Farm

We are VERY proud to introduce you to our newest columnist, Nightshadow. Many of you will remember him from Los Angeles local television. He's a haunt and horror expert and has interviewed just about everyone in the industry. You'll be seeing him around MiceChat, especially at Halloween time, and on a new site that we are soon to launch....

Disney World’s New Le Fou’s Brew at Gaston’s Tavern

Please welcome MiceChat's newest contributor, Kandy Sparkles, and her column, Mice Munchies. She'll be focusing on the delicious side of Disney World. Today, she examines Disney's answer to Universal's Butter Beer. Drink up! The newly opened Gaston’s Tavern in the Fantasyland Expansion at Walt Disney World features a new Disney non-alcoholic drink, Le Fou’s Brew. Named after Gaston’s side kick...

Universal Studios Orlando Transforms

It seems that there really isn't a dull week at the Universal Orlando Resort anymore.  More news leaked from Universal Orlando this week and we will fill you in on what happened.  In a related item we will also share the latest construction pictures from the Transformers ride construction site.  But that isn't the only breaking news.  While we...

Mermaids and Bears at Disney World

Mermaids and Bears, oh my! Last week, Disney World quietly unveiled two quiet new changes in the Magic Kingdom, The Country Bear Jamboree reopened after a several-week refurbishment, and Pirates of the Caribbean debuted a new effect after a one-night changeover. I look at both changes here, and express a few reservations about one of them in particular. Mermaids and Bears,...

Disneyland refurbishments start to wrap up as the holidays approach

Halloween hasn't even passed yet, but Disney has announced its 2013 promotion dubbed "Limited Time Magic" as Christmas preparation gets underway across the Resort. Holiday merchandise is hitting the shelves as Christmas lights and decorations go up around Sleeping Beauty Castle, on "it's a small world" and in New Orleans Square. Meanwhile, at Disney California Adventure,...

Knotts Scary Farm Entertainment Hits and Misses

Knotts Scary Farm is in the middle of celebrating its 40th year of Haunt. They have certainly attempted to scare as well as entertain this season. With 13 mazes, 4 scare zones and 9 shows, there's much more to do at this year's haunt than there will be time for in a single evening. We recently reviewed the mazes...

Disney World Country Bear Jamboree Revised, Recut and Revived?

Walt Disney World unveiled a cut and paired down Country Bear Jamboree on Wednesday October 17th, 2012.  It opened to immediate fan criticism. We sent some of our staff to the park to view the show and let us know if the show has really been ruined as most fan posts indicate or if it has just been altered...

Disney College Program with Kevin: The Think About Guests

Hello again everyone, it’s been a few weeks since I wrote my last article, but there's quite a bit about my Disney College Program experience for me to get you caught up on. Cast members often know that they will have to deal with upset guests. They are probably angry about something else, but you are the person behind the name...

Australia MovieWorld Fright Nights

Halloween has been embraced by theme parks all over the world and Australia's MovieWorld joins in the fun with their very own Fright Nights event. Rya86n has some incredible photographic coverage of this Halloween treat. Be sure you read all the way to the end – the last photo will be very interesting to fans of Halloween-style mazes. By...

New Fantasyland revealed, shorter Bears, and Epcot news

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we have a very detailed look at the New Fantasyland that just soft opened at the Magic Kingdom. To go along with that, we have news from MK as well as some tidbits from Epcot. We have a lot to cover today, so off we go!! http://datelinedisneyland.smugmug.com/Other/DDW/i-tgSgFTp/0/O/magickingdom-5.png Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!! http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld1017-IMG_6073.jpg Fantasy...