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MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – Monorail, Marvel, and Major Projects

With both summer and Disneyland’s successful Diamond Celebration quickly winding down, the Anaheim parks will begin a rather predictable fall season, filled with some of the busiest weekends of the year as the locals replace the summer tourist crowds. But the next couple months will just be the calm before the storm as new entertainment, attractions and even more...

Disneyland Photo Update – Diamonds and Tombstones

The only constant in the world is change, and that's even more of a truth in the theme park industry. At the moment, Disneyland is in a major state of flux. Seasons are changing. The 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration is ending. Star Wars land construction has forever altered parts of Disneyland's back country. Marvel is making a move on...

Mousetalgia Podcast 410: Dragons and Muppets

This week, Team Mousetalgia talks about some famous Disney dragons, both old and new, in an Emporium show. But first, Jeff visits the Walt Disney Family Museum to hear Muppeteer Dave Goelz speak about his career as the Great Gonzo and describe how he brings puppets to life. Next, special guest Rebecca Dimmick joins Mousetalgia to report on D23's...

Park Wise: Disney Pin Trading Fun

Introduced at the turn of the century (sounds historic, right?!), pin trading has been a very popular activity for guests visiting Disney destinations from Walt Disney World to Disneyland and even at sea and beyond! While it’s not as difficult as booking FastPass+ during high season, here are a few tips to get the most out of your pin...

Star Wars News: Are you OT or PT?

This week we take a look at a big cultural divide in Star Wars fandom, try to figure out if the Space Monkey is a real thing and see where they moved the bathroom entrance for Star Wars Land. Do The Prequels Suck?   Pose this question to some Star Wars fans and you will get a tirade of hate. I have...

Knotts Scary Farm Mazes Announced and Expansion for Soak City

The season of scares is upon us once again and Knott's has announced their Halloween Haunt lineup for 2016. But there's so much more news coming out of Knott's Berry Farm today, including a big expansion for Soak City. New Scares for Halloween Haunt 13 haunted attractions will terrify guests this year on 24 nights from September 22 – October 31....

Yesterland: Aladdin’s Royal Caravan

Think of Main Street, U.S.A. as the main street of Agrabah. The cymbals crash! Aladdin’s Royal Caravan approaches. To the tune of “Prince Ali,” you’re treated to a very clever spectacle as the disguised “street rat” Aladdin and his royal entourage make their grand entrance. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Aladdin’s Royal Caravan   When you are done reading, please leave your...

Fab News: Amok, Amok, Amok and More!

Hello Fabanistas! I'd like to start by thanking you all for the kind words, calls, emails and donations after Tuesday's article. This has been a scary time for me and it really helps to know that I'm loved and supported. I don't know what I'd do without you.  The remainder of my surgery will be done at the end...

Dateline Disney World – Disney Springs Photo Update

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're heading to Disney Springs to see what's going on at one of the newest areas of the Walt Disney World Resort. But first, the news: Disney’s Boardwalk Resort unveiled a magical new watering hole called AbracadaBar. This wonderful new cocktail  lounge is located right next to the also recently re...

Disney News Round Up: Diamonds are not forever

Welcome to the MiceChat News Round Up! With only a couple weeks left in Disneyland’s Diamond celebration, it's your last chance to enjoy all the 60th anniversary spectaculars and entertainment.With these offerings “ glowing away”, Disney recently announced the return of the classic “Main Street Electrical Parade” next spring. Are you excited for this Disneyland classic to return? Sad to...

Fab News: Back in the Saddle

Hey there, Hi there, Ho there! I'm so happy to be with you today. It's been a scary roller coaster week since I last saw you. Before you read on, I warn you that I'm going to get personal. Perhaps too personal. But I feel that I owe it to you, and to all the amazing people who are...

Celebrating National Rollercoaster Day with the Coaster Crusade at Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando

Last Tuesday, August 16, was National Rollercoaster Day. What better way to celebrate than by riding the world-class roller coasters at Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando! I was invited by the parks to take part in their Coaster Crusade - ride 13 coasters across 2 parks in one thrilling day! How can a coaster nerd like myself say...

Disneyland Photo Update: Summer is out, Halloween is in

It's hard to believe but summer is coming to a rapid end. In this week's Update we'll show you what's going on with current projects, events and fun stuff at the Disneyland Resort in California! The change of seasons is in the air. SoCal school children are on their way back to classes. Southern California Annual Passports are unblocked...

Mousetalgia Podcast 409: Cosplay and Halloween Time prep

It's never to early to start planning for Halloween as far as Disneyland is concerned, so Team Mousetalgia gets the ball rolling with some Disneyland Resort updates. Mickey's Halloween Party tickets are on sale and premium dates are just starting to sell out, and the resort announced a special "Trick or Tea" tea party and a revamped and sure-to-surprise...

The Sweep Spot # 189 History of the Stores in Tomorrowland

In this episode we talk about the different stores over the years in Tomorrowland. This is an interesting look into what used to be in Tomorrowland. Plus we have the latest in Disneyland Resort Current Events, with guests from Mouse Scouts Podcast. For show notes, T-Shirts, our book and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

Theme Park Princess – A Parody Video from Fake Theme Park

Disclaimer: Fake Theme Park is a parody/satire social media account, poking fun at all things theme park. I was contacted by Fake Theme Park with the opportunity to interview CEO Murph Gantly and Princess Peppercorn about their first ever music video, "I'm A Theme Park Princess" and get some insight about how the project came to be.... and then some. But...

Star Wars News: Trailers, Cantinas and Disneyland Star Wars Land Construction

This week we’re going to take a look at the reactions to the new Rogue One trailer, take a look inside the editing bay for Episode VIII and see what exactly is going on with those I-beams. Rogue One Trailer Reactions Last week during the Olympics we got the premiere of the new Rogue One trailer. After a day of circulation...

Yesterland: Antique Auto Ride at Knott’s Berry Farm

Yesterland takes you on the Antique Auto Ride at Yester Knott’s Berry Farm. The electric cars run along a center rail, so there’s no need to steer. The track winds through a contoured, landscaped setting with scenic buildings and props. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Antique Auto Ride   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: MiceChat Knott’s Haunt Event, Destination D & SOS

Greetings dear MiceChatters. If things look a bit different in this column today, it's because our dear Shelly is suffering from some painful medical issues and is on a short break from writing. Please keep reading below for more information on her situation and how you can help her heal. But first, we scare because we care. Every year, MiceChat...

Magic Kingdom News and Photos

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we are heading to the Magic Kingdom bright and early to check out what's happening at the park. But first, a bit of news from around Walt Disney World. Flying Fish located on Disney’s BoardWalk recently reopened with a re-imagined dining experience. The reopening comes with a wonderful new menu featuring...