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Mesa Verde: Colorado Clockwise Part 2

Like many readers here at MiceChat, we take a lot of park centric vacations. In 2016 that was certainly true, but our objectives weren’t theme parks, but National Parks, specifically, the four park’s of Colorado. Let’s  get underway with part two of this adventure. Part one can be found HERE. Most of the National Parks of the United States exist...

Disneyland Paris – A Park In Transition

Hello everyone, I'm happy to bring you the first of two big updates from the Disneyland Paris Resort. This report will wrap up the holiday season as the park transitions to its regular look. But that's not all that's in transition, two beloved attractions will also transition with some pretty radical changes. Don't forget to check back tomorrow for...

Star Wars Land News: Mud, Rocks And The Ethics Of CGI

It’s been a roller coaster ride of a holiday season! Rogue One opened and quickly became the number two box office movie of 2016 domestically and fifth worldwide (so far). And the passing of Carrie Fisher shattered us. Let’s jump into 2017 with a look at what’s happening this week in Star Wars Land. Season Of The Force Returns The Tomorrowland...

Floyd Norman Disney QuickDraw Jan 13

Friend of MiceChat and Disney Legend Floyd Norman will be doing a "QuickDraw" January 13 at 9:30 AM  Pacific Time on the Disney YouTube Channel.  During the livestream, Floyd will be working at the fully-restored desk of legendary Mickey Mouse artist Floyd Gottfredson, recreating a classic Mickey Mouse comic to celebrate the anniversary of the very first Mickey Mouse comic...

Yesterland: Disney Sneaks into Knott’s Berry Farm

A little bit of Disney has snuck into Knott’s Berry Farm. It has nothing to do with Disney character collectables at Virginia’s Gift Shop. The skull and crossbones on Mission San Luis Rey, one of the California Mission dioramas that returned to Knott’s in late 2016, would not be there if it were not for Disney. Here’s the story. Read the...

Fab News: Iron Man, Arts and Max Pass

Somebody wring me out, already!  I don't think it's rained this much since the storm of '78! Back in the day, Imagineers Bruce Gordon and David Mumford used to wax poetical about how lovely it was to see Main Street, U.S.A. flood every time it rained at Disneyland, because that was the best time to go and enjoy an...

Disneyland Announces Extra Cost MaxPass

On the heels of yesterday's MiceAge rumor update mentioning Bob Chapek's drive to increase up-charges at the Disney parks, the company has announced that a new $10/day "MaxPass" will be added to the resort options soon. Later this year, we will launch Disney MaxPass, which will allow guests to maximize their experience by providing unlimited downloads of their high-resolution PhotoPass...

Dateline Universal Florida: Fallon, Furious, and Volcano Bay Rise at Universal

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Studios Florida! This week, we're taking a look at the updates around Studios park which include Race through New York with Jimmy Fallon and the Fast and Furious Ride, as well as venturing to the hotels to check on some projects there as well.   That wraps up this week's column! Are you excited...

Disney News Round Up: Construction updates and more!

  Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! This week in 1987, Star Tours took its first voyage. Disneyland was open for 60 hrs to handle the guests wanting to be among the first to ride! The Round Up this week covers all the latest news, rumors and construction photos from the upcoming Star Wars land, around the Disneyland resort and beyond.

MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – Empty Your Wallet

With 2016 gone and 2017 just begun, the Disneyland Resort closes the books on another crazy holiday season and looks ahead to a busy year full of new additions that will lay the groundwork for the truly momentous year of 2019 when Star Wars Land finally opens. In this update we’ll fill you in on what Disneyland’s executive team...

Disneyland Photo Update: Holiday Breakout!

Have you made a New Year Resolution? If you were able to make one for Disneyland, what would it be? Yesterday was the last day for the holiday season at the Disneyland Resort. Today's Disneyland Photo Update takes a look at the parks as they wrapped up a very busy period. The decorations will start coming down right away. Haunted...

Mousetalgia Podcast 429: Tower of Terror “13th Hour” event, remembering Carrie Fisher

This week, Team Mousetalgia offers you a different kind of podcast that requires a different kind of introduction. We start with an internal "Hand-with-the-Land" question from Kristen, who wants to know if its possible to enjoy a trip to Disneyland Resort with a group of 30 or more people. A trip the involves ages 0 to 85. A trip...

Great Sand Dunes: Colorado Clockwise Part 1

Like many readers here at MiceChat, we take a lot of park centric vacations. In 2016 that was certainly true, but our objectives weren't theme parks, but National Parks, specifically, the four park's of Colorado. So let's get underway with part one of this adventure. Great Sand Dunes National Park You know how fantasy and reality are often at odds? Sure...

The Sweep Spot # 199 Talk with Former Disneyland Circle D Ranch Cast Member

In this episode we talk to friend, former Disneyland Custodian and Former Circle D Ranch Cast Member Hillary Jacobson. This is an amazing interview in which we learn behind the scenes stories of what it was like to work at the Circle D Ranch at Disneyland. Hillary worked with all the animals at Disneyland at one time or another,...

Yesterland: Venice, Italy & Epcot’s Italy

Sam the Eagle might characterize the Italy Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase as, “A Salute to All of Italy, but Mostly Venice.” Yesterland photographer Chris Bales recently visited Italy, while Werner Weiss visited Walt Disney World. The results are this article. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Venice, Italy & Epcot’s Italy   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Carolwood – Walt’s Home Returns

In its day, the Disney family home on Carolwood Drive in Holmby Hills was something special. How many homes do you know with a soda fountain, swimming pool and a backyard railroad that inspired a theme park? While the property may not look today as it did when Walt, Lillian, Diane and Sharon called it home, visitors to the Walt...

Dateline Disney World – Starting 2017 at the Magic Kingdom

Happy New Year from Walt Disney World! This week, we are heading to the Magic Kingdom to see what's new. Let's go! Starting Monday, January 9th, the Magic Kingdom will present a new “ Opening Moment”. Guests will be allowed early access to Main Street USA so they can stop for breakfast and shop. The Castle forecourt stage will host...

Disney News Round Up: Electrical Parade Returns and more!

Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! As we say goodbye to the 2016 holiday season, exciting new changes are on their way to some of our favorite Theme Parks. This weeks newsletter has all the recent New Years events, Park updates and photos for you to discover! Welcome to 2017 - Wishing each and every one of you an amazing year...

Kevin Yee – Testing Walt Disney’s Cocktail Party Theory Today

A short time before he died, Walt Disney was given a dress rehearsal of the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean ride, moving at the desired ride speed through the sets. The designers were apologetic for the way that conversations bled from one scene to the next, resulting in some moments of babble during the transition. Walt famously replied that...

Disneyland 2016 Year in Review

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. 2016 was a year of celebrations and grief. When you look back, it's amazing how many changes can happen in just one short year. 2016 brought a new Frozen musical to the resort and took away three beloved nighttime spectaculars. We celebrated with two big festivals at...