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Knott’s Scary Farm Reveals 13 Haunted Experiences for its 45th Halloween Season

This season for Knott's Scary Farm's Halloween Haunt has been brewing for 45 years. The park will feature 13 haunted mazes and attractions, including the farewell performance of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Knott’s Scary Farm will terrorize guests for 25 nights from September 21 – October 31st and offers a special Halloween pass good for every night of...

Yesterland: Streets of America

You’re in an eerie city. It’s as if the city has been abandoned. Although everything is clean, and there are plenty of people walking around, the doors on the buildings are all locked. There are no cars, buses, trucks, or taxis. What kind of city is this? Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Streets of America When you are done reading, please...

Dateline Disney World – Food and Wine Festival 2017 Arrives at Epcot

Hello, and welcome back to Dateline Disney World! We find ourselves at Epcot this week, where the International Food and Wine Festival starts on Thursday. It's Epcot's signature event and there's a lot for us to see. Let's get going, it's a big park! Mission Space has been refurbished and has relaunched with some exciting updates. The "Orange...

DCA Photo Update: More Than Just Monsters After Dark

Yesterday's Disneyland Update focused on the upcoming Halloween activities and merchandise in that park. It turns out that there is even more big Halloween news to share from Disney California Adventure! We'll also take you on a journey outside the park and fill you in on the construction and enhancements in Downtown Disney. Monsters After Dark   When our MiceAge Update mentioned...

Disneyland Photo Update – It’s Almost Halloween Time Again

Disneyland is preparing to show its "not-so-scary" face as summer comes to an end and Halloween creeps in. Major attractions have closed to prepare holiday overlays and new merchandise is now on store shelves. Unfortunately, some maintenance problems are also lingering. Let's take a look at the new boos . . . good and bad. Holloween Continues to Creeps In   The...

Mousetalgia Podcast 462: A chat with Rolly Crump; inside Disneyland’s 21 Royal

This week, Team Mousetalgia chats with WED Imagineer Rolly Crump about "It's Kind of a Cute Story," his current exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art. We talk about his art, his work with fellow artist Mary Blair, and his relationship with Walt Disney. Then, Kristen takes us with her on a trip to an exclusive dinner party at...

The Season Pass Podcast- Nolan Bushnell (TEA Summit Day One)

Technology has been rapidly advancing over the last several years. Completely changing how we vacation as well as how we go about our daily lives. Cell phones, RFID, virtual queues, augmented reality, virtual reality, and so many other kinds of tools are redefining how a day is spent. Innovation pushes the themed entertainment industry forward. It provides new avenues for...

Yesterland: X Games Xperience

X marks the spot. It’s the X Games Xperience at Yester California Adventure. Be immersed in a fast-paced array of activities inspired by ESPN’s X Games. The park promises “41 days of related events, activities, merchandise and promotions capturing the adrenaline and enthusiasm of the fast-growing sports.” Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: X Games Xperience When you are done reading, please...

First Look at Broadway Bound Frozen Musical

The Broadway-bound Frozen musical opened its out of town tryout in Denver on August 17. I was lucky to be there, though not as media, and wanted to share with the MiceChat community. These are just my honest thoughts about the new show. While I don't give too much away, there are some spoilers, so please be warned. Right off...

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Photos and News – Runaway Construction

Disney's Hollywood Studios has all sorts of projects in the works. Not only are massive Star Wars and Toy Story lands on the way, but Mickey Mouse is taking over the space of the former Great Movie Ride as well. Let's take a look! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle ||...

Disney California Adventure Photo Update – Star Wars Tops Out, Mickey Talks, and Halloween Looms

Summer of Heroes is in its final weeks as California Adventure prepares to scare up some new fall surprises. We'll take you through the park to see what's new, then we'll head out to Downtown Disney where huge changes are soon to commence, but not as big as the construction for Star Wars land. We'll have an interesting angle...

Disneyland Photo Update – Electrical Lights Wink Out As Seasons Change

Presto chango! The seasons change in the wink of an eye. While most parks wait until after Labor Day to end their summer season, Disneyland essentially ended theirs last night with the closing of the Electrical Parade and the start of some big refurbishments today.  Halloween is the next big thing on the calendar at the Disneyland Resort and...

Mousetalgia Podcast 460: Her Universe; Walt, Ward and trains

This week, Rose Ivy talks with Team Mousetalgia fresh from winning the "Her Universe Fashion Show" at San Diego Comic Con. She talks about her winning design, perseverance, geek couture, walking the runway, and what she'll be creating in the near future with her co-winners for Her Universe and Disney (so start asking for Hot Topic gift cards for...

Disney News Roundup: Two More Stores to Leave Downtown Disney

Welcome to the MiceChat News Roundup! With summer quickly coming to a close and kids headed back in school, area theme parks are shifting their attention to the fast approaching holiday seasons (Halloween and Christmas) as well as refurbishments and new projects.  You can almost smell the Pumpkin Spice in the air! For those of you in the Southern California area,...

The Sweep Spot 216 The Disneyland Hotel with Donald Ballard

In this episode we welcome author and Disneyland Historian Donald Ballard. Donald is the author of some great books on the Disneyland Hotel, and is quite the expert. We think you will enjoy this discussion we have with him about The Disneyland Hotel. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom at...

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Promises #NowhereToHide

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s iconic Halloween event, Howl-O-Scream, returns for it's 18th year with 19 menacing nights and two brand-new haunted houses (and five returning houses), five terrifying scare zones and thrill rides in the dark, some of which are “infected” with roaming creatures of the night. I have a love/hate relationship with Halloween events. I really enjoy the creativity and...

Efteling’s Symbolica – an Incredible, Immersive Dark Ride

On July 1 of this year, de Efteling—a world-class theme park south of Amsterdam, the Netherlands—opened Symbolica: the Palace of Fantasy right at the heart of the beautiful park. De Efteling’s core theme is fairy tales and character-driven, lavishly-detailed stories, from its classic Storybook Forest to the Pirates of the Caribbean-esque Fata Morgana. The park is filled with vignettes...

Yesterland: The Original Tomorrowland Railroad Station

It’s 1959 here at Yesterland. There’s a new railroad station, the Tomorrowland Station, which just opened in 1958. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: The Original Tomorrowland Railroad Station When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

First Dive Coaster on the West Coast Coming to Knott’s Berry Farm Summer 2018

Cowabunga dudes! Knott's Berry Farm has just announced a monster new coaster for summer 2018. The tallest, fastest, twistiest dive coaster in the West is now under construction on the Boardwalk, in the same location that Boomerang was once located. The new coaster, called "HangTime," will tower 150 feet over the park and features a 96-degree drop (the steepest drop...

MiceChat Podcast – Avalanche Of Disney Attractions – Too Good To Be True

We have a show so big for you this month we had to do two episodes in one. We take a look at the MASSIVE enhancements and expansions at ALL of the Disney parks in the coming decade. Huge new lands for Disneyland, California Adventure and Disney Hollywood Studios. Plus, major new attractions for Epcot & Magic Kingdom.  We...