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Knotts Merry Farm Delivers Authentic Christmas Cheer

Southern Californians are lucky folks, especially at the holidays. We may not have snow, but we sure do have a lot of choices for where to find some amazing holiday cheer. Disneyland has the dazzle, Universal has the Hollywood pizzazz, and Knott's has authentic Christmas charm. Be sure to read all the way through to the end of this update...

Yesterland: The Missions Return to Knott’s Berry Farm

As the 20th century came to a close, Knott’s Berry Farm was reinventing itself as a thrill ride park. Its original focus on California heritage took a backseat. Slowly, over many years, the dioramas of the California Missions—which had been an iconic feature of the Farm for two generations—disappeared. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: They’re Back! The Missions Return to...

Universal Studios Hollywood Grinchmas

Oh Grinchmas tree, oh Grinchmas tree, you are so bright and lovely. Oh Grinchmas tree, oh Grinchmas tree, shine your light and bring us glee. It's Grinchmas time in Hollywood as Universal Studios pulls out all the stops to make the season extra merry. We have a number of things to share in this update, including a brand new hot...

Dateline Disney World – Rogue One Arrives at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

It's Star Wars week at Dateline Walt Disney World, so we're naturally heading to Disney's Hollywood Studios park. Let's jump to hyperspace.   More News From Around Walt Disney World Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is offering a new casual quick service breakfast. “Kuamsha,” meaning awakening in Swahili, is available from 7 to 10am daily. You'll be able to create a made to...

Disney News Round Up: It’s a Security Land for all.

  Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! This week 91 years ago, Disney legend Dick Van Dyke was born in West Plains, Missouri. 50 years ago this week, Walt Disney unexpectedly passed away at 65 years of age in Burbank, California. Though we mourn the loss of a great innovator and creator, we are heartened by the people He touched and that...

Kevin Yee: Universal vs. Disney – The Theme Park Deathmatch

If you can find time to pause your 12,758th replay of the song "We Know the Way" (is it just me, or is the Moana soundtrack the most catchy thing ever?!), you only need a cursory glance at the Internet--or if you are lucky enough to live in Central Florida, to drive down Interstate-4--to realize that Disney is not...

Stroll Through Disneyland – Rolly Crump And The Impostor Syndrome – Part 1

If you've visited Disneyland in the last 57 years, then you have been touched, and very likely moved, by the artistic genius of Roland Fargo (Rolly) Crump. He first worked for Disney as an animator on Peter Pan in 1952, before moving to WED to join the Disneyland Imagineering team in 1959. Rolly is responsible for many elements of...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update: The Holiday Crush

Holiday insanity has returned to the Disneyland Resort. The happiest season of all is also the most crowded at Disneyland, and this week drove that point home with packed conditions at the resort. There's also some wacky news from the resort, where an expensive new preferred parking option has been rolled out, parade route pizza is now a thing...

Mousetalgia Podcast 425: Mouse-con 2016

This week, Team Mousetalgia takes you to the second annual Mouse-con, held recently in Concord, CA. We'll take you on a tour of the dealer offerings, the venue, the cosplay, the special guests, and the panels, including excerpts from Disneyland Hotel history expert Don Ballard and Disney poster artist Bill Morrison, who tells the story of his controversial "Little...

The Sweep Spot # 197 Disneyland Trip Report and Sam Gennawey

In this episode we take a look at the latest Disneyland Resort Current Events, an interview with author Sam Gennawey as we talk about his new book JayBangs.  Lynn and his family went to Disneyland and he will talk with us all about it as well as all the great Christmas offerings at Disneyland. Enjoy this episode and check...

Amazing Things at Universal Orlando for the Holiday Season

"What does Universal Orlando do for the holidays?" This was the question I asked myself as I realized that as a lifelong Floridian, I'd never been to Universal Orlando around Christmastime. I mean sure I'm a Disney Holiday Expert. I can get from the castle lighting ceremony to the drone show at Disney Springs to Jingle Bam at Hollywood...

Star Wars Land News: Rogue One Is Here!!!!

It’s Rogue One week!!!! OMG! OMG! In six days we get a new Star Wars movie. Yayyyyyy!!!! The premiere is in Hollywood Saturday and Screenings in the U.S. start Thursday evening. I can't wait! Here's a little bit of what's going on in the parks during the most magical Star Wars time of the year. Rogue One Exhibit Lands Star Wars...

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...