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Yesterland: Walt Disney Birthplace – 115 Years Later

On December 5, 2016, it was once again the anniversary of Walt Disney’s birth—the 115th this time. Looking at the Walt Disney Birthplace house from the outside, you might think that the restoration is complete. Let’s go inside. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Walt Disney Birthplace - 115 Years Later   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

David Koenig: The Last Original Disneylander

I’ll admit it—I’m one lucky guy. I get to make a living telling stories. What makes me even more fortunate is that, for the most part, these aren’t my stories. They’re on loan, shared with me and in turn with you by the hundreds and hundreds of cast members who have kindly opened up to me over the years. What makes...

Dateline Disney World – Storytellers, Fireworks, and Death Star at Epcot for the Holidays

Dateline Disney World travels to Epcot this week for a look at the charming holiday offerings in World Showcase. There's also a Star Wars twist . . . yes, Star Wars . . . and not all of you are going to be happy about it. Let's take a look.       More Walt Disney World News: This week, Spaceship Earth at Epcot...

Disney News Round Up: It’s a Small World Holiday

  Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! This week we celebrate the 115th birthday of Walt Disney! One man’s dream and vision helped create many magical memories and special places that people of all ages, still treasure and enjoy to this day. Today's Round Up is packed with Disney news, photos and fun! Happy Birthday Walt! This Week's Top Stories Kevin Yee – The...

Kevin Yee – The Big Disney World Upsell

Last week, Disney announced a new upcoming service: you can parkhop from Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom straight to, say, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at DHS. Since the bus service would use backstage areas and roads, there would be no need to go through security again. Sounds like a dream, right? You're not dreaming! This can be yours... for $15/person...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update: Holiday Chills, The Best Day Ever!

Happy Holidays! It’s the best time of year at Disneyland. The park is filled with decorations, delicious scents and magical lights. This weekend the park hosted the annual Candlelight Processional and it couldn’t have been a better way to inject that holiday spirit into the dark heart of this resident Sith Lord. Let’s do the holiday Darth Daver style! What's...

The Measure of a Man – Remembering Walt Disney

Today marks the 115th birthday of the great Walt Disney. While he passed in December of 1966, his loss still elicits sadness for what might have been. . . a creative genius cut short. Professor and author Andi Stein shares this fascinating look at how Walt was memorialized by the media. How do you characterize the loss of greatness in...

Mousetalgia Podcast 424: Disney Festival of Holidays; Moana screenwriter Jared Bush

Mousetalgia takes you to Disney California Adventure's Festival of Holidays to review the food, the festivities, and the fun entertainment. From an $11 pomegranate margarita to holiday Swedish meatballs to egg nog cheesecake, there's a taste of something for everyone - but is the price right? Performances abound, but can any entertainment compare with the Grammy-winning Mariachi Divas? We...

Welcome to Disnerland

Sometimes we need a little something random and wacky in our lives. My friends at Disnerland are that way every day. Somehow they bribed convinced me to share their special brand of insanity. Be dazzled, confounded, or even disappointed . . . it doesn't matter . . . you're in Disnerland . . . That’s right, everyone, hello, you just...

Star Wars Land News: Tomorrowland, Tickets and Tikis

It’s holiday time at the Disneyland Resort and nowhere is it less evident than Tomorrowland, where Star Wars has pulled up a seat in the Cantina while it’s room is being prepared. We’re going to see the non-holiday lights, some holiday gift ideas and say goodbye to the Dirt Star. Let’s start the Kessel Run… Tomorrowland Shines At Night Even though...

Yesterland: L’ Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante at Epcot

Welcome to L’ Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante—or simply Alfredo’s, as almost everyone calls it. It’s quite a coup for a theme park to have a branch of restaurant that was made famous by globetrotting celebrities through much of the twentieth century. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: L’ Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante   When you are done reading, please leave your comments...

Fab News: A Rainy Day of Fabulous Things!

Oswald, Oswald! It's December 1st! Ah, sunny Southern California! Post-Thanksgiving, we said farewell to the leftovers over the course of several days as it rained and rained and rained on this planet. It was lovely; sweaters and tea, books and lots of Blu-rays, DVDs and even a couple of 3D movies, thanks to a pal's equipment. It's Time for Shelly's Fabulous...

The Worlds of Nintendo at Universal Studios

Universal Studios has released initial information on immersive new lands and attractions themed around Nintendo's rich characters and environments. While no specific information was given on exactly where or when these new lands would be built, theme parks rarely announce information on new attractions until they are already underway or about to be built. Universal's Wizarding Worlds are a...

Dateline Disney World: Deluxe Resorts During the Holidays

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we are heading to the Deluxe Resorts in the Magic Kingdom area to check out all of their holiday decor. Before we take you on our holiday tour, let's look at some of the latest news from Walt Disney World: PizzeRizzo is now open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! This 2 story quick...

Disney News Round Up: It’s a Small World Holiday

  Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! The Holiday and Christmas season is officially here! Thanksgiving 1997, Disneyland unveiled It's a Small World Holiday. Now celebrating 20 years of Yule-tide joy, there is always something new and magical to discover. It's the perfect way to start this most magical and happy Holiday season. This Week's Top Stories David Koenig: Don’t Screw It Up Please...

SeaWorld San Diego – A Look at the Christmas Celebration!

SeaWorld San Diego kicked off its incredibly popular and enchanting Christmas Celebration on Nov. 19 and we're here to give you a look at what to expect! Plus, we'll take a look at progress over at Ocean Explorer and more! Let's dive in! Behind Explorer's Reef is a photo op area where guests can take a photo on Santa's sleigh,...

Annie Awards Nominations Announced

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 44th  Annual Annie Awards™ recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. For a complete list of nominations, please visit www.annieawards.org. This year’s Best Animated Feature nominations include: Finding Dory (Pixar Animation Studios), Kubo and the Two Strings (Laika), Kung Fu Panda 3 (DreamWorks Animation), Moana...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update: Ringing In The Season

Welcome to your Cyber Monday Disneyland Photo Update. With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season is now in full swing. I'd like to take you with me on a journey through the resort as we march toward Christmas.   "Tis the Season" The holiday parades, fireworks, and shows of Disneyland Resort really set it apart from the competition. Let's take a look. A Christmas...

Mousetalgia Podcast 423: Destination D – Amazing Adventures

Team Mousetalgia goes bi-coastal as we take you out to Florida to report on the 2016 "Destination D: Amazing Adventures" event that just concluded with breaking news and behind-the-scenes insights into some of Disney's most adventurous undertakings. But first, Jeff reports on recent West Coast happenings, including in-person reports from the Van Eaton Galleries "Souvenirs of Disneyland" auction; the...

Winterfest Debuts at California’s Great America.

Normally, this time of year at California's Great America means the gates are locked tight, seasonal workers are filling out job applications elsewhere and the mechanics are ensuring that the coasters are ready for spring. Not so fast this year, because on Friday the park inaugurated Winterfest and the fun will keep going through the end of 2016. Holiday...