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Disney News Round Up: Holidays are here!

Welcome to the MiceChat News Round-up! As we say goodbye to Halloween, area Theme Parks are ready to celebrate Christmas and the upcoming Holidays. We have all the latest additions and updates for the upcoming Season … including a sighting of “snow” on Sleeping Beauty Castle! Let's get the Round Up started! This Week's Top Story Epcot Holiday Food Festival Booths – Who...

Lots of Construction at Universal Orlando Resort

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! It's been a while since we last visited the resort, and there's a lot happening! Let's head out there and see what it is. Universal Studios Welcomes You There is a lot of construction going on around Universal and we have some news to report, if you don’t already know. Fast & Furious: Supercharged is...

Epcot Holiday Food Festival Booths – Who REALLY Loses?

On the face of it, there are nothing but positives associated with this week's announcement that Epcot is expanding its holiday food and drink services come the holiday season. They are adding even more festival-style booths than before, and expanding the menu offerings on the existing booths. They are making the booths more heavily themed. Plus, it's something new!...

The MiceChat Podcast Gives You Wings

Get a first hand account of what is sure to be the attraction of the year and the best "Soarin'" style ride ever built - Wings over Washington. Plus, Walt Disney's Los Feliz, Sponge Bob 4D and solving Dusty's energy crisis. It's the MiceChat Podcast! Direct Download   |   Follow on iTunes SPONSOR: Today's show is brought to you by Hello Fresh. Please...

Mousetalgia Podcast 419: Halloween with Mark Silverman, Haunted Mansion panel

Happy Halloween! Disney voice actor Mark Silverman joins Team Mousetalgia this week for a spooktacular Halloween episode! As the voice of Rod Serling in the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Mark shares a special insider's view of the recent Tower of Terror event at Walt Disney World. We also talk to Mark about being a "Monster Kid," memories of...

Disneyland Photo Update: It’s Halloween-lo-ween Everybody!

As we light up the Jack-o'lanterns for tonight's festivities, we'd like to welcome you to MiceChat's weekly Disneyland news and photo update. Let's dive one last time into spookiest season of them all with a little mood music from Disneyland Paris: This is Halloween! As tonight marks All Hallows' Eve, I want to reflect over this Halloween Season and how well...

The Sweep Spot # 194 Interview with Former Disneyland Custodian from the 60’s & 70’s

In this episode we welcome former Disneyland Custodian Jim to our show. Jim worked at Disneyland 1965 to 1967, and 1970 until 1979. Jim brings us a good idea of what it was like working at Disneyland in those earlier years. It is amazing how much hasn't change and in some way it has. Jim was a lead and...

DoomBuggies Spook Show Episode 17: Foolish Mortals documentary, Ghost Post ride-through

Happy Halloween! Celebrate the 20th year of DoomBuggies.com with this special episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show. In this episode, we speak with the director (James H. Carter II) and executive producer (Ryan Grulich) of "Foolish Mortals," a documentary about Haunted Mansion fandom. Learn about their inspiration, goals, and discoveries along the way toward finishing this film, and their...

Yesterland: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – Play It!

At Yester California Adventure, experience Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - Play It! — with all the “sights, sounds and drama of the TV show.” Guests who get into the famous “hot seat” can win a million... yes, a million... points! Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – Play It!   When you are done reading,...

SeaWorld San Diego is Spooktacular

It's been a while since our last visit, but we're back at SeaWorld San Diego with a "Spooktacular" update of the park and their popular Halloween event. Plus, we'll take a look at what's new in the park and preview what's to come in 2017. It's Spooktacular! The ever so popular Halloween Spooktacular has returned this year in a somewhat smaller...

Jim Hill News – Muppet Babies Mania

We interrupt this week’s edition of Fab Jim Hill News for … A Muppet news flash! Are you like me and still a little blue because ABC opted not to renew “The Muppets” back in May? I know that I’m probably in the minority here, but I really liked what Bill Prady & Kristin Newman were doing with the characters....

Dateline Disney World – Magic Kingdom Halloween Photo Update

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're heading to the Magic Kingdom. But first, the Walt Disney World news. Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at Disney Springs is celebrating a Celtic Halloween! This year they are offering a new cocktail that honors the harvest festival called Samhain. Druids Samhain Potion is being served from Oct 24th thru...

Disney News Round Up: Degrees of Disney

Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! Can you believe It's almost time for Halloween? Which means Christmas is already being set up in the parks and Holiday preparations are in full swing! Lots of treats for you this week and hopefully no scary tricks. We have big updates from the Disneyland resort, Kevin Yee's “Declining By Degrees” takes a look at...

Kevin Yee: Declining by Degrees – An Update on the Magic Kingdom

About ten years ago, I wrote an article in this space with an idea called "Declining by Degrees." Since it's been a couple years since I've written about it, a fresh look is warranted to see if, on balance, things have been moving forward or backward. A quick refresher: the concept of Declining by Degrees (DBD) is that Disney's changes...

DCA Update – What Holiday?

The Disneyland Update yesterday centered on the collision of two holidays, Halloween and Christmas. At DCA it's really the lack of Halloween that is most significant. DCA just doesn't bother with Halloween decorations and hasn't for quite some time. It's a shame too, Halloween is big business and DCA is really missing the boat. Just imagine a slightly scarier...

Disneyland Update – Halloween Frights and Christmas Delights

Twas the week before Halloween and all through the park, the guests were all queuing and the lines hit high marks. The pumpkins were nestled all snug in the hub while Christmas creep began with holiday grub. It's that time of year folks. Halloween isn't even here yet and Christmas can't wait to move in. We've got all sorts of...

Mousetalgia Podcast 418: Mickey’s Halloween Party

Get spooky with Team Mousetalgia as Kristen reports on Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland Resort. First, we talk about a Halloween Time dilemma - crowds, heat, and closed attractions during one of the most popular weekends of the year. Kristen shares a potpourri of thoughts, including notes on this year's Halloween treats, tips for traveling with a hesitant two-year-old,...

Marvel Day at Sea to Set Sail on Disney Cruise Line Next Fall

Following the success of Disney Cruise Line's Star Wars day at Sea aboard the Disney Fantasy will be Marvel Day at Sea on the Disney Magic in the fall of 2017. The day-long event will commence on seven special sailings from New York City in celebration of Marvel comics, films and animated series. Like the galactic franchise of Star Wars will be the...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: News Updates from Disneyland

You've Got To Be Kidding is parody. Sit back, relax and allow yourself to smile . . . A lot going on around the park these days. Here’s a few stories you may have missed. Pumpkin Spice Makes a Big Splash In the spirit of the fall season, Disneyland will be fully embracing the headlong rush to the bandwagon that is pumpkin...

SAMLAND – The JayBangs Story

MiceChat favorite, Sam Gennawey, returns today with a peek into his brand new book, the JayBangs Story.  The book tells the fascinating tale of how Jay Stein built Universal Orlando and his run-ins with the Mouse. If it hadn't been for Bruce Jenner in his helicopter, Jay Stein might have been put in charge of the Disney theme parks. Jerry Weintraub...