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The Sweep Spot #193 Fun Discussion About Touring Disneyland

In this episode we take a different and fun approach. We answer some questions about our touring habits, dislikes, likes and some fun talk, that any veteran Disneyland fan could appreciate or the new visitor. We welcome our friend Aaron Robbins from Chrurros and Villians podcast to join us in this discussion. Get show notes, our book Cleaning the...

Winchester Mystery House Ticket Giveaway

I recently wrote about a great new nighttime candlelight tour at the Winchester Mystery House. Now, some lucky MiceChat reader has the opportunity to win a pair of tickets for a General Mansion Tour! See the house in daylight, explore the grounds thoroughly, take in the details, and explore the mysteries! Read below for details on MiceChat's Winchester Mystery...

SPECIAL EVENT: Walt Disney’s Los Feliz – October 22nd, 2016

Every once in a while an event comes along which is both amazing and benefits a great cause. On Oct 22nd, the Walt Disney Birthplace will offer a tour of Walt Disney's Los Feliz, CA to bring attention to the fragile history of Walt Disney which could soon be lost.  There are less than 15 spots left for this...

Yesterland: Parking Lot

Pay your 25-cent parking fee and drive into the park’s 100-acre parking lot. It’s bigger than the park itself. Friendly parking attendants will direct you to a spot. Arrive early, and you may find yourself parked in the convenient Bambi section.  Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Parking Lot  When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

5 Tips for Your Visit to Knott’s Scary Farm

This article comes to you from Steve Rosolio, a theme park designer with Super78 Studios. He recently visited Knott's Scary Farm and wanted to share some tips and tricks with you. We'd like to hear your additional suggestions for specific things not to miss at Knott's Scary Farm - add your voice to the comments section below. If you are...

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Photos

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're heading in for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival! But first, the news from around the Walt Disney World. This past weekend, “One Mans Dream” at “Disney’s Hollywood Studios” began offering a special sneak peek at Marvels “ Doctor Strange”. This 10 minute advance preview features several clips of the...

Disney News Round Up: Hurricanes, Halloween and Kevin Yee’s Return

Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! It's been a busy week on MiceChat ad there's a lot to share from all around the Disney and theme park universe. With Construction projects on both coasts, we will continue to keep you updated on the latest closures and changes. We have a “can't miss”  Facebook video post from “Mickeys Not so Scary Halloween...

Kevin Yee: Holding for Further Traffic Clearance

I'm back! For those who remember me, I last wrote in this space more than two years ago, with a veiled "goodbye" article about gnashers and foamers. The truth was, I was taking a breather. I had written a weekly article for MiceChat (and its spiritual ancestors) since 1999, and the experience was starting to feel a bit routine, so...

Our Happy Place: A New Book That Explores Disney Parks Fandom

A few months ago I got an offer from Scott Renshaw (Columnist, Salt Lake City Weekly) to join us on our The Last Day of the River celebration, to collect research and stories for a new book he was writing, called Happy Place: Living the Disney Parks Life. Well, after a few months, I'm glad to say that the...

Disneyland Photo Update: Pumpkins, Jedi and Towers

Howdy folks and welcome back to the Monday MiceChat Disneyland Photo Update. You can't escape Halloween at this time of year, so hopefully you aren't afraid of pumpkins.  I'll share today's update in the order I shot it. Consider it your virtual day in the park with news and comments inserted to help fill in the blanks.

Mousetalgia Podcast 416: Queen of Katwe, book reviews

It's a Mousetalgia Review Revue! First, Kristen reviews Queen of Katwe. Kristen lived in sub-Saharan Africa for 3 months and has a unique perspective on the meaning and authenticity of the film. Then, we revisit "Walt Disney Studios - A Lot to Remember" and give a brief review of the book, along with speculation about its recall by the...

Winchester Mystery House by Candlelight

From the beginning of this column I've been aware that the parks here by the Bay would not have the never ending stream of news of the level that Disneyland provides, so other options outside of the parks would occasionally be spotlighted. Even made a list on an old Blackberry. Number 4 on that list was the Winchester Mystery...

Disneyland Paris Halloween Returns in Splendid Style

Our friend from France, Max Fan, has sent a new update from Disneyland Paris. Lots of glorious photos and video from the park! Hello everyone, here’s some quick but great news for this weekend! Halloween season has returned to Disneyland Paris, pumpkins and good mood are waiting for you! Main Street USA is now in Orange and black, the ghosts residents...

Star Wars News: A Rogue One Bounty and New Rocks In Star Wars Land

This week we have a peek at Wedge’s return to the Star Wars Universe, a ton of new Rogue One merchandise and the latest in construction of Star Wars Land. Let’s blast this thing! News From The Outer Rim   How Did Poe Survive Jakku? How did Poe Dameron survive the TIE fighter crash in The Force Awakens? Lego has the answer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNabMFPN8zk Wedge Gets...

Yesterland – Logo on LEGO

Yesterland welcomes back Andy Baird, who has created another LEGO model. It’s his LEGO representation of the iconic Disneyland marquee sign on Harbor Blvd. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Disneyland Sign, LEGO Edition When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Stroll Through Disneyland – Check Your Disbelief At The Door

  If this column warms your heart, please support Stroll Through Disneyland on Patreon!  I used to believe that it was best to wait until your kids are about 8 or 10 years old before taking them to Disneyland. My reasoning was that they need a great deal of stamina to handle all the walking. (We won't get into the stroller issue...

Food and Wine River Cruise On the Way from Adventures by Disney

Not only have Adventures by Disney river cruises been so successful that they have prompted more departure dates to be added for 2017, now an adults-only, food and wine one is coming, charted on AmaWaterways. On October 21, 2017, the new AmaKristina will depart on an itinerary crafted in collaboration with Disney Culinary Director John State and Master Sommelier Brian Koziol along...

Dateline Disney World – Animal Kingdom News and Photos

Time for a little safari through Disney's Animal Kingdom to see what's new. How's Rivers of Light coming along? Avatar construction? Let's find out. //   Other News from Walt Disney World: Muppets This past weekend, the Magic Kingdom debuted a new live show featuring the Muppets, located in Liberty Square. Hosted by the local town crier of Liberty...

Disney News Round Up: The ups and downs of Disney

Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! Southern California's weather doesn't make it feel like Fall, but the festive Halloween season is well under way. Whether you enjoy celebrating at a Not So Scary party with lots of treats or a Horror Maze with screams and scares, we have all the updates and guides you need to make the most out of...

MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – A Force To Be Reckoned With

Disney’s new 2017 fiscal year just started yesterday, and that’s always a big day when old concepts stop being funded, trendy new projects start being funded, and TDA suits get a fresh new balance sheet. In this quick update we’ll fill you in on the latest executive shakeup for TDA, and what that means for fiscal year 2017 when...