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New Terrors Unleashed At Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt

UPDATE and EDITOR'S NOTE: Since we first published this article, Knott's has closed their Fear VR attraction due to pressure from an ultra-conservative religious group on the grounds that it is offensive to those with mental disorders. Many Knott's fans have expressed their outrage on social media that Knott's is allowing a preacher to dictate their entertainment offerings. The...

Disneyand Photo Update – Drop into the Season

Disneyland Resort has fallen into the leaf pile of Autumn as Mickey's Halloween Party launches and Tower of Terror drops a few key details. There's quite a bit to show you this week. Be sure to read all the way through to the end for photos of Mickey's Halloween Party. The Tower Named What? // The Tower...

Mousetalgia Podcast 414: Mickey’s Halloween Party retrospective, Kevin and Jody sale

Join Team Mousetalgia for an Emporium of spooktacular stories! First, special guest Katelynn Burmark joins us this week to talk all about Disneyland's Halloween Parties, sharing tips, tricks and tales from her experiences having attended the party every year since they began in 2007. Next, Jeff visits LACMA's exhibition "At Home With Monsters," Guillermo del Toro's collection of horror-related...

Garner Holt on the Big and Little Screens

Howdy everyone—greetings after a much-too-long hiatus from this column!  It’s been many months — I confess, over a year! — since I’ve written, during which time my company has been busier than ever before, with attraction openings from the Netherlands to Shanghai, Plymouth, Massachusetts to Seattle, Washington and plenty in between (even “sallying” through the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland). ...

Star Wars News: AP’s Blacked Out For Star Wars Land?

This week we have news about the future of the Star Wars Movies, Dia de los Muertos and of course photos of Star Wars Land construction. But first…there is some awful news this week. AP Blackout For Star Wars Land? The shadow of the Dark Side is upon us. A great disturbance in the Force is suggesting some of us may...

Yesterland: California Zephyr

California Adventure has a train too. It’s the California Zephyr. This sleek, streamlined beauty represents a different era than the steam trains nearby at Disneyland. All aboard at Yesterland! Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: California Zephyr at DCA   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Stroll Through Disneyland – The Importance Of Disneyland

Editor's Note: Please give a warm MiceChat welcome to our newest columnist, Fox Hill, of Eating Tourists. Fox is a long time Disney fanatic and launches his new column with a look at his favorite topic . . . The Happiest Place On Earth.   What does the word “Disneyland” mean to you? It's difficult to imagine a world in which...

Dateline Universal Orlando – Halloween Horror Nights 26

Hello, and welcome to a special edition of Dateline Universal Orlando! We attended opening night for Halloween Horror Nights 26 and we can't wait to tell you all about it. We have some photography from the event as well as film from two of the houses. But, we don't want to spoil everything, so we won't be showing content...

Disney News Round Up: Hollywood Tower Hotel Sign Comes Down

Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! With the scent of Pumpkin Spice in the air, Southern California Theme Parks are ready to welcome a busy Fall Season. Disney is in full refurb swing and has already removed the Hollywood Tower Hotel sign off the ride before it shuts down on January 2nd. But don't worry the Roundup has everything you need...

Fab News: Sketchy Concepts and Naughty Names

Hello to all my Fabanistas and MiceChatters! I hope you're doing swell! Chili mochas are in so I'm happy when a friend brings me one; I'm nesting for the next few weeks, but hope to be out in time for the end of Halloween Time and the beginning of Holiday Time. But now, it's Fab News Time! Tales of Ghoulish...

Five Tips For Surviving a Theme Park Haunt for the Complete Chicken

Amy has updated her Haunt Tips for the 2016 season. Please be sure to share your tips for helping those who are afraid to enjoy their local haunt. I’m really an odd duck. I love Halloween. I love a good jump scare. I love horror novels. I love haunt events. But…. I hate horror movies and I don’t handle seeing...

Disneyand Photo Update – It’s A Pumpkin World After All

Believe it or not, we are in a mad dash leading up to Disneyland's busiest days of the year. Halloween parties will soon begin and will be followed immediately by Christmas. Over the last several years, Halloween and Christmas have become such popular times at the resort that they generally out perform the summer season.  If you've wondered why...

Mousetalgia Podcast 413: Happiest Haunts Tour, Halloween Time

This week, Mousetalgia gets spooky as Jeff reviews the brand new "Happiest Haunts Tour" at Disneyland Park. We offer a start to finish report on the 2-hour tour, and discuss what worked, and what missed the mark on this walking history tour "dead"-icated to the Haunted Mansion. Next, Jeff recounts his ill-fated attempt to purchase one of the new...

Disneyland Paris Adventure Isle Reopens and Park Updates

Hello everyone, and welcome to the latest news and photos from Disneyland Paris! At the entrance of Disneyland Park, maintenance work was underway on the roofs of the Disneyland Hotel. Moreover, a new eatery, The Founders Restaurant, will open early 2017 and will be located at the Castel Club, with its panoramic view of Disneyland Park. The menu will be...

The Sweep Spot #191 Tour of Disneyland in 1956 with Jim Korkis

In this episode we welcome Disney Author and Historian Jim Korkis to our show to help us go on a Tour of Disneyland in the year 1956. This is a wonderful journey that your sure to love and learn much from. Plus our latest in the Current Events. For show notes and more visit www.thesweepspot.com

Universal Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2016 A Monster Success

Halloween has arrived! The scariest of all the major theme park haunts launched its 2016 season last night (September 16th).  Dusty Sage (your author) and Anthony Hays (your photographer) braved their darkest fears to deliver you the news, photos and tips from this year's epic event. Halloween Horror Nights has an all-star lineup of mazes this year which includes: “American...

Fab News: Arts, Crafts, Enchantments and Prizes

Hello everyone! Because I got two days due to a MiceChat outage, I took yesterday off and am backing up darling Darth Daver's wonderful Star Wars News today, so you''re getting a Double News Day! The Anaheim Halloween Parade is a month and a half away, and volunteers are still needed. To find out how to volunteer, go to https://www.facebook.com/AnaheimHalloweenParade/. New...

Star Wars News: From Disneyland To The Outer Rim

This week we visit Star Wars Land, Star Trader and the Outer Rim. Buckle up! We’re going into the asteroid field! News From The Outer Rim The Outer Rim (basically anywhere outside of the Disneyland Resort) is a place of wonder and mystery. It’s from here that we report weekly on interesting things going on in the Star Wars Universe and...

Foreword to MORE Secret Stories of Walt Disney World

Disney historian Jim Korkis invited Werner Weiss to write the foreword for his newest volume, a follow-up to Jim's well-received 2015 book, Secret Stories of Walt Disney World. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Foreword to MORE Secret Stories of Walt Disney World   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

SNEAK PEEK – Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2016

American Horror Story, Freddy vs. Jason, Krampus, The Exorcist, Halloween, The Walking Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Purge, The Terror Tram . . . that's the impossible to believe lineup of experiences Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights has planned for 2016 - which opens THIS Friday (September 16th). MiceChat was recently invited to take a sneak peek at...