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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...

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 110th Anniversary Expansion

This column regularly features new rides and events at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and California's Great America; meanwhile the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk keeps chugging along as what is arguably the finest seaside amusement park in the nation. But while there was nothing new to report last year, things are different in 2017 since no park is going to...

Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary Merchandise & More

Hello everyone, here is the latest news from Disneyland Paris. Bonjour à tous, voici les dernières nouvelles de Disneyland Paris. We have lots of construction and renovation to share, as well as the brand new merchandise for the 25th anniversary of Disneyland Paris! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); In the Fantasia Gardens, the Gazebos have New...

Star Wars Land News: Is The Clock Ticking On Hyperspace Mountain?

We have some great new aerial shots of the construction of Star Wars Land, some interesting news about Hyperspace Mountain and the rundown on the Galactic Nights party during Celebration. Let’s board this freighter! Hyperspace Mountain Finale? The Star Wars Show visited Disneyland last week and toured Hyperspace Mountain. The show features footage and interviews about how the classic Disneyland attraction...

Yesterland: Looking Glass Elevator to The Top of the Park

Sure, there are a lot of rides at Yesterland Park, but there’s also a ride at the Yesterland Hotel. It’s called the Looking Glass elevator. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Looking Glass Elevator to The Top of the Park   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Knott’s Berry Farm Photo Update – Shop, Drop and Roll

window.astip_client = "ca-tipjar-pub-4354334762233280" Time for us to return to the SoCal park built by another famous Walt. Knott's is preparing for their annual Boysenberry Festival which will run for most of April. Meanwhile, the Marketplace shops need some help, but the park is looking good, even as recent rains have caused some closures. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle...

Mousetalgia Episode 436: Disney vacation planning, Guide to runDisney

This week, Beci Mahnken, CEO of Mouse Fan Travel, joins Mousetalgia to talk about planning your next Disney vacation. We cover multiple topics, including value vacations, luxurious vacations, Walt Disney World, VIP Guides, Disney cruises, Disney for families, Aulani, getting the best bang for your Disney buck, and more. Then, we speak with Christopher Schmidt, author of The Complete...

Disney News Round Up: Beauty and the Beast & Rainy Days

  Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! With an unforgettable 89th annual Academy Award ceremony this past weekend, we look back at the 11th annual award show held in 1939, where Walt Disney was honored for his release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In a memorable moment, Shirley Temple presented a special Oscar Statuette alongside seven miniature Oscars -...

Star Wars Land Aerial Shots, Epcot Flower and Garden & Magic Kingdom Updates

There is so much going on at Walt Disney World right now that it's hard to know where to start. Today's update will take you high above the Star Wars construction site. Then we'll journey to the Magic Kingdom where refurbishments and minor changes are underway. And we end up at Epcot where the park is positively bursting with...

Saving Seats For the Electrical Parade is a Thing of the Past

There's been an operational update at Disneyland in reaction to the large crowds that have been gathering for the Main Street Electrical Parade. According to the image below that was leaked from The Hub (the Cast Member exclusive portal), Guests will no longer be able to save seats before operations have come by and set up viewing areas. Guests...

Disneyland Update – Rainy Days Are The New Off Season

Another week of intermittent wet weather swept through Disneyland this past week. Honestly, if you can stand the inconvenience and discomfort, rainy days are really the new "off season." When it was dry, Disneyland was packed, when it was wet, Disneyland was enjoyable. Have you tried the Grey Stuff at the new Red Rose Taverne in Fantasyland? Lines were...

Disneyland Update: Beauty and the Beast Invades Fantasyland

In anticipation for Disney's upcoming live action Beauty and the Beast film, the back portion of Fantasyland has been taken over by Belle, the Beast, and Gaston. Admittedly, it's actually all pretty great. The main attraction is a complete overlay of the Village Haus restaurant, which they've dubbed the "Red Rose Taverne." //   The addition of...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: Why I’m Late

It’s been quite a while since my last “You’ve Got To Be Kidding” post.  I want you to know that I’ve got a lot of really good excuses, and I was prepared to share each and every one of them with you.  However, this reminded me that we need to add a little Disney magic to all aspects of...

A Review of Disney Cruise Line’s Newly Reimagined Disney Wonder

I had the recent pleasure of previewing Disney Cruise Line's newly refurbished Disney Wonder fresh out of dry-dock, and from the experience I produced another one of my signature video reviews, hosted at my Popular Cruising YouTube channel and embedded below. Come along with us as we take a look at new and retooled spaces like Concierge Outdoor Seating, Concierge Lounge, Twist...

Star Wars Land News: Princess or Legend?

Josh Gad continues his search for Jedi news, the Millennium Falcon building is going up in Star Wars Land, the riverbed tracks are sticking out, and the cockpit is getting very cramped. And a big question . . . Should Leia be an official Disney Princess?