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Dateline Disney World – Halloween Arrives at the Magic Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're checking out the fall decor at the Magic Kingdom. But first, the news from around Walt Disney World: This weekend, Epcot starts a two month long “ Food and Wine” celebration! From Marketplaces where you can sample savory foods to fun music festivals and cooking demonstrations led by World Renowned...

Disney News Round Up: Sally comes to stay at Haunted Mansion Holiday!

Welcome to the MiceChat News Round up! Though it’s only the start of September, local Theme Parks are preparing for and already celebrating Fall and the upcoming Halloween season. Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios: Hollywood have plenty of scary tricks up their sleeves. While Disneyland presents a new Sally Animatronic at Haunted Mansion Holiday. We have all the latest news from...

Fab News: At Disneyland, Orange is the New Blue

Well, it happened. After an amazing year and a half, the Diamond Celebration at Disneyland has departed. I'll really miss those projected orange groves at the beginning of Disneyland Forever and all those sparkly diamonds. A girl can dream. But there's something I love almost as much that will replace it all . . . HALLOWEEN! I'm getting giggly....

Disneyland Photo Update: Halloweentime At Disneyland

Halloween Time at Disneyland is especially magical this year. In three days, Cinderella’s mice transformed the park from the blue and silver of the Diamond Celebration into a palette of fall colors for Halloween time. Halloween Time Let’s kick this update off with the tram ride to Downtown Disney. This is your first glimpse at Halloween and your first sign that...

Mousetalgia Podcast 412: Disneyland vs. Walt Disney World; D23 events

This week, Mousetalgia welcomes Jeffrey Epstein to the show to talk about D23 past, present and future! We look back at the launch of D23 - Disney's official fan club - over 7 years ago, and then discuss other current D23 happenings, including the "Fanniversary" events celebrating Beauty and the Beast and other upcoming opportunities for club members. We...

Halloween at the Bay Area Parks

The days grow shorter, the corn stalks grow taller. Tickets sales are initiated, mazes are announced. Yes, it's Halloween time once again, and theme parks come alive with the dead. All fine and well for those old enough to not wet their pants at first fright, but what about the children? If you're in Southern California, that is probably...

Star Wars News: The Rebel In All Of Us

This week we get to know some true Rebels, get a new look at TV Rebels and see youngling Rebels in training. Let the theme music begin… There's A Rebel In All Of Us // Why do we love Star Wars? This incredibly well done Target Ad for Rogue Friday (this years major merchandise release) gives us...

Diagon Alley and the Real London

Werner Weiss recently visited some of the real London landmarks that inspired Diagon Alley Universal Studios Florida. Enjoy the pairs of comparison photos this week at Yesterland. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Diagon Alley and the Real London   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity, D23 Fanniversary Contest, Tokyo’s Halloween and More!

Hey Fabanistas! Have I got some stories for you! How about a once-in-a-lifetime shot at some genuine Disney treasures. (Leave them to a museum when you die, willya?) A little Broadway-on-TeeVee news, because I love that stuff and I can't wait for Hairspray Live! A look at what they get in Japan for Halloween! A big-ole D23 Fanniversary-flavored giveaway,...

Dateline Disney World: Winds of Change Blowing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Zika scare has made its first foray into the parks. Mosquito prevention stations have been set up in the parks. But does this make tourists feel safer or just remind them of the threat? But the real news is all the construction going on in this little park. We'll take a look at the sweeping changes all over...

Disney News Round Up: Farewell To Diamonds and Hello Halloween Events

Welcome to the MiceChat News Round Up! This past weekend in 1979, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opened at Disneyland. Guests have been enjoying the thrilling ride through dark caverns and abandoned mine shafts ever since.Today's Round Up highlights the major news and information from the parks you love. Halloween Haunt, Disneyland Rumors, the end of the Diamond Celebration and much,...

Fab News: Help Preserve Disney Tradition, Rebels, Arkham, Rogue One, Halloween Time and More!

Hello Fabanistas! Did you have a fabulous long weekend? I hope so! Things are swinging right into fall, and unlike last year, the temperatures here in sunny California seem to be more cooperative. It's great weather for a backyard B-B-Q with some of the greatest human beings on the planet PLUS homemade root beer floats, all to support something...

Disneyland Photo Update: De-Dazzling Disneyland

Today isn't just a holiday, it also marks the official end of Disneyland's Diamond Celebration. Decorations will come down this week and Halloween will replace it. By this time next week the 60th will be completely gone and pumpkins will be everywhere. Let's say our farewells to some amazing nighttime spectaculars, Diamonds, and the extended 60th anniversary of the...

Mousetalgia Podcast 411: Listener questions and tips

Team Mousetalgia answers your questions and shares your tips this week, with topics including: Paying forward unused FastPasses; "Disneymoon" tips; tipping at Disneyland Resort; enjoying Halloween Time at the resort and weighing the pros and cons of Mickey's Halloween Party; touring San Francisco and getting to the Walt Disney Family Museum and Charles Schulz Museum; proposing at Disneyland; turning...

The Sweep Spot #190 Chat with Former Disneyland Custodian

In this episode we welcome a friend and former Disneyland Custodian to our show to talk all about his time working at Disneyland. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get show notes and our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com

Knott’s Wraps Up Ghost Town Live This Weekend With Plot Twist and Fireworks

All good things must come to an end. Ghost Town LIVE at Knott's Berry Farm wraps up on Labor Day with plot twists, and a final Hoe Down on Monday night which will wrap up a summer worth of stories. Here's a bit more info from the good folks at Knott's, along with the scoop on special Sunday night...

Studio Backlot Tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Don’t confuse this attraction with the original two-hour Backstage Studio Tour, even though this tour evolved from that one. The tour is now a shadow of what it once was. The residential street is just one of many things that’s gone. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Studio Backlot Tour   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Star Wars News: Toys, Teases And Tears…

This week we’re gonna’ Go Rogue, get a shave and send a fan favorite into the Force. Prepare to make the jump on my mark…   Hyperspace Mountain Makes Its Last Jump   Goodbye Hyperspace Road… Sung to the tune of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”. Go ahead…do it. It’s been stuck in my head all week. See if it sticks in yours. This Labor Day...

Fab News: Going Rogue, Trudeau’s Alpha Squad, Halloween Festival BBQ and More

Hello my dearest Fabanistas! Yesterday, the "Fab Fund For Shelly's Recover," GoFundMe Campaign that Dusty Sage set up reached its goal for my surgical costs. I'm filled with amazement and gratitude. And some pain, but that will soon go away. Also, there's a ton of news, including a really funny fan film! See for yourself: Rogue One Gets Its Own...

The HEART in runDisney Races

Many runners love to run the races at Disneyland and Walt Disney World for a multitude of reasons.  Some runners are there to go fast, get that personal record (PR) and possibly win a trophy. Some runners are there for the Bling (The finisher medal). However most of the runners come to have fun, see their friends and accomplish...