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Yesterland: Fort Wilderness on Tom Sawyer Island

September 24, 2015 at 9:10 pm | No Comments

Fort Wilderness is built from actual logs. The materials give the fort an authentic look. Wood requires care to protect it from the elements and from termites. It’s a good thing this park is known…


Disney News Round Up: Documentary on Walt Disney, Halloween is in full swing!

September 23, 2015 at 3:30 am | No Comments

Welcome to this week’s Disney News Round-Up! We are back from a brief hiatus from the fantastic Forum Upgrades we received. With the recent FOUR hour documentary on PBS about Walt Disney, which has been…


Fab News: Disney Magic in the Air

September 22, 2015 at 12:44 am | No Comments

What a couple of days it’s been! And what a couple of days it’s going to be! I’m writing this Monday night after a press day for Hotel Transylvania (I can tell you all about…


Mousetalgia Podcast 361: Walt Disney on PBS; Force Friday

September 21, 2015 at 3:32 pm | No Comments

Team Mousetalgia discusses “American Experience: Walt Disney,” and we offer our first impressions and questions – then we welcome Disney historian Joseph Titizian back to the show for a balanced critical perspective on the documentary…


Disneyland “falls” into the off-season with crowds, heat, and Halloween Time

September 21, 2015 at 12:53 am | No Comments

This weekend’s heatwave didn’t slow down crowds from hitting the parks en masse for this year’s Dapper Day event, the on-going 60th Anniversary celebration and the popular Halloween Time offerings. Temperatures hit 90 on Friday,…


Halloween Horror Nights 25 Opening Night Event Report

September 20, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Halloween Horror Nights has returned to Universal Orlando, we’ll give you a tour of all of the houses and check out many of the scare zones for the 25th year of this amazing event! As…


The Sweep Spot #164 Former Disneyland Cast Member from 1975

September 20, 2015 at 1:00 am | No Comments

In this episode we welcome a guest who was a Disneyland Custodian during the summer of 1975. We discuss some of the things that were quite different back then, in the park and in Custodial.…

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Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #17 – Dave Bossert Interview

September 19, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

The Disney Avenue Podcast returns with another amazing guest from the Disney universe. Dave Bossert, who is currently the Producer, Creative Director and Head of Classic Projects at Walt Disney Animation Studios, joins host Keith…


Charles Phoenix Anaheimland: A Live Comedy Slide Show Celebrating Disneyland

September 18, 2015 at 8:14 am | No Comments

ANAHEIM HIGH SCHOOL COOK’S AUDITORIUM 811 W LINCOLN AVE, ANAHEIM CA OCTOBER 11, 2015 @ 4PM BUY TICKETS Be prepared for your local pride to swell when Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix, sweeps you away…


Top 5 Tips for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom

September 18, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

It’s officially fall at Walt Disney World! While the weather may not agree, the gift shops and décor say it is, and that means Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is in full swing! When asked if…


Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Opens Tonight

September 18, 2015 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Universal Studios Hollywood is kicking off the season with the opening of their popular Halloween Horror Nights event for 2015 tonight, September 18th.  The event will bring to life some of the scariest scenes in…


Yesterland: The Inn At The Park

September 17, 2015 at 11:38 pm | No Comments

It’s been a long day. You’re tired, so you decide to spend the night nearby. You use a convenient pay phone at the park exit to call the Disneyland Hotel. But—sorry—there are no vacancies for…


The Spark – Cheers to My Mentor Garner Holt

September 17, 2015 at 7:19 am | No Comments

Fellow MiceChatters, this is The Spark.  In this space, I’ll discuss what it’s like to pursue a career in themed entertainment, trends and developments in the industry, and Disney and otherwise related items on theme…

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Fact or Analysis? 13 Concerns about the Walt Disney Documentary on PBS

September 17, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Four hours to tell the story of Walt Disney… How do you capture 65 years of accomplishments and achievements and still properly tell the life story of the man behind the magic in such a…


Fab News: Hit and Miss-tory

September 17, 2015 at 1:00 am | No Comments

So, how did you feel about the Walt Disney thing on PBS? Don’t hold back. Check out the comments from Fab News day before yesterday – people have been having a really great conversation with…

There is a ton of work being done closest to the main road.

Disney Springs Construction Update

September 16, 2015 at 3:05 am | No Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! Today, we’re taking a look at the progress on the Disney Springs project at Downtown Disney. That’s it for this week. Do you like what you see at…


Disney News Round Up: Essential First Looks, Aladdin Frozen Out, and Halloween Treats

September 16, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Welcome to this week’s Disney News Round-Up! Our MiceChat Forums are back and we encourage you to join in the great discussions, trip reports and all the fun! This week we have news that Aladdin,…


Fab News: 21 Royal Street Opens at Disneyland

September 15, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

 A Look at 21 Royal Street We have a totally glamorous first look at the all-new 21 Royal Street dining room at Disneyland courtesy of an early guest. But first, what exactly IS 21 Royal…

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Disneyland scales back Halloween Time as Disney California Adventure prepares for more ‘Frozen’

September 14, 2015 at 4:04 am | No Comments

Disneyland‘s popular Halloween Time is back for its annual run. The offerings are a bit scaled back this year but marquee offerings such as Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy are ready to…


Mousetalgia Podcast 360: Star Wars Land; Peter Renaday

September 14, 2015 at 12:23 am | No Comments

Mousetalgia jumps to the Outer Rim this week to talk about Star Wars Land, and we offer our take on the recent news about the planned 14-acre galactic space port. We discuss how guests will…