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Yesterland: Retro Space Mountain

Space Mountain lets you travel through space inside a structure that futurists H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and Leonardo da Vinci might have imagined. This giant copper kettle with a green patina represents an ingenious relic from a much earlier era. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Retro Space Mountain When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Knott’s Berry Farm Update: Scary Farm & Spooky Farm

Welcome back to Knott's Berry Spooky Farm. The Farm's busy season is here, the Fan favorite hard-ticketed begins tonight, Knott's Scary Farm. Although I am far too chicken of the "Scary" Farm myself, Dusty and company will have a review on MiceChat tomorrow! Yea...not for me... But regular park reporting . . . I can do that job... Knott's is hosting the Scary Farm...

MiceChat Podcast – Disneyland Halloween Surprise

And other things that go bump in the night . . . Like sands through the hour glass, summer has slipped away and suddenly become Halloween! Pumpkins line Main Street USA at Disneyland and new Halloween treats have transformed Disney California Adventure. But that's not all, we have a few more tricks up our sleeve on this fun episode of...

A Very Blustery Day: Irma’s Long-Term Impact on WDW

Hurricane Irma came, saw, and conquered. An old Disney Circle-Vision movie once commented that "nothing on earth stands in the way of a glacier," but hurricanes are a mighty powerful second place when it comes to forces of nature. As you've likely seen multiple times by now, the storm did a real number on Central Florida, causing flooding and...

Disney California Adventure Update – Oogie’s Delight

Disney California Adventure has launched a creepy and kooky Halloween and it's almost perfect. Buena Vista Street and Guardians of the Galaxy offer a slightly scarier version of Halloween than Disneyland, while Cars Land delivers funny freights heavy on the puns. This is a huge update, so please stick with us so you don't miss any of the amazing...

Disneyland Photo Update – Let’s Get This Pumpkin Started!

Boys and girls of every age, wouldn't you like to see something strange? Come with us and you will see, Disneyland at Halloween. Well, not so much strange, but plenty silly . . . welcome back to the Disneyland Update and the eternally popular Halloween Time. If you visited the park this past weekend, you no doubt have stories to share...

The Sweep Spot #218 Disneyland 1987 with Jim Korkis

In this episode we welcome back Disney Historian, and Author Jim Korkis to discuss Disneyland in the year 1987. Some exciting things opened in 1987 at Disneyland from The Disney Gallery to Star Tours and we talk about it, plus so much more. Lets head back to 1987. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. We are also...

Universal Studios Hollywood Kicks Off Halloween Horror Nights 2017

Halloween has arrived in Southern California and it's never been more twisted. The savage minds at Universal Studios Hollywood have crafted another Halloween Horror night filled with hit mazes based upon killer movie franchises, eight in all this year! Photographer Cakvala and I headed into the foggy streets of this working movie studio to confront our fears . . ....

Yesterland: Mulholland Madness

Well, in truth, the ride really only resembles Mulholland Drive in that both have many diamond-shaped yellow warning signs. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Mulholland Madness When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

DoomBuggies Spook Show #18: Ken Anderson and Disneyland’s Haunted House

In this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show, we look at the earliest plans for Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion as envisioned by WED Imagineer Ken Anderson in 1957. Thanks to discoveries this summer, new details about Ken Anderson's plans for a haunted house at Disneyland have been unearthed, and we take a deep dive into the various ideas and...

Disneyland Photo Update – When Hinges Creak . . .

Happy Halloween Time from Disneyland! While the official events and attraction overlays don't launch until this Friday the 15th, things already look quite festive. Today's update takes us down Main Street USA and into a world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy. . . oh, and Star Wars, there's a whole lot of that going on too. Disneyland Getting Goofy Orange...

Disney California Adventure Photo Update – It’s a Honking Halloween

This is a week of massive change for the Disneyland Resort. The last of the summer offerings, Summer of Heroes, ended on Sunday. This week will begin a mad dash to get Halloween up and running in time for Friday the 15th.  But signs of big new things are everywhere. We've got the scoop for you and lots of...

Mousetalgia Podcast 464: Listener questions and Disneyland tips

This week, Mousetalgia returns to the mailbag to answer your burning questions and to share your great tips. Topics include: C.V. Wood's place in Disney history; handling toddler tantrums at Disneyland; tips and tricks for touring the resort as a lone wolf; character breakfasts at the resort revisited; collecting Tsum Tsums; Disney cultural history in the collegiate setting; getting...

Disney News Roundup: Walt Disney World Hurricane Worries, Disneyland Halloween and More

Welcome to the MiceChat Disney News Roundup! Are you ready for Fall? Pumpkin spice everything, Halloween parties and nights of Scary Fun? This week’s Round-Up has all the latest on upcoming Halloween festivities, News and Photo Updates from the parks and a whole lot more. This week's Top Stories DCA Photo Update – Cars Land Haul-O-Ween When carburetors creak and Catalytic Converter quake, cars...

Season Pass Podcast- Rethink w/ Roberts, Lawrence, Kalbfeld & West!

Passion is one of the best parts about people who work in the themed entertainment industry. This drive to create incredible experiences is inspiring and so unique because of all the different pathways that can combine talented people together to create something spectacular; this episode is a perfect example of that. Doug starts off by with catching up with...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: Not-So-Scary to Become a Little Scarier

Any day can be April Fools with Mike Jacka and You've Got To Be Kidding. This time around he's pulled something spooky out of his brain for Halloween at the Disneyland Resort. The Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is just a week away and it appears that, once again, it will be a runaway success. However, if you’ve been paying attention, you...

Yesterland: Rocket to the Moon

Tomorrowland represents the future—the world of 1986, around 30 years from the present. By then, TWA expects to provide passenger service to the Moon at speeds exceeding 172 thousand miles an hour. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Rocket to the Moon When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

DCA Photo Update – Cars Land Haul-O-Ween

When carburetors creek and Catalytic Converter quake, cars come out for a swinging wake. Creepy cars materialize and begin to swerve and glide, grim grinning gears come out to socialize! Yes, it's Halloween in Cars Land folks, and so far it's glorious!!! They've only just begun to install all the amazingly detailed decorations and we couldn't be happier. This is...

This Animatronic Life – How to Build a Better Animatronic Chuck E Cheese

Howdy everyone and welcome to a rather cheesy edition of This Animatronic Life. I’ve been a little surprised at the vocal outcry from many fronts in the past couple weeks since the announcement from Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants’ (as CEC Entertainment, Inc.) owner Apollo Global Management announced it was retiring the famous animatronic shows featured at nearly every Chuck...

This Disneyland Photo Update is Hot, Hot, Hot

Happy Labor Day everyone! Normally, this is a big day for theme parks in Southern California, but unusually hot weather has chased the crowds out of the parks. If you are at Disneyland today, we've got a few tips for you to keep cool. We also have the latest updates from the park, which is rapidly getting ready for...