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Yesterland: Bountiful Valley Farm, Presented by Caterpillar

Welcome to Bountiful Valley Farm, Presented by Caterpillar, a “tribute to the abundance and diversity of agriculture in California.” Other theme parks have attractions with pirates or submarines. But where else can you find an attraction with full-size farm equipment? Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Bountiful Valley Farm, Presented by Caterpillar   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below....

A Celebration of Harry Potter Casts its Magic on Universal Orlando

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week we journey to Universal Orlando and enjoy the Celebration of Harry Potter festival that happened over the weekend.   // //z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US That wraps up this week's column. What do you all think, would this celebration be a fun event to attend? Excited for Mardi Gras this year? Let us know in the comments...

Disney News Round Up: Royal Street Prices and More Crowds!

  Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! The animated classic Sleeping Beauty debuted this week in 1959. Though the Castle at Disneyland was originally supposed to be Snow Whites Castle, the Imagineers felt that re- naming it Sleeping Beauty's Castle would help promote the upcoming Disney film. This week’s Roundup has all the latest news and updates including all the fun from...

Kevin Yee: Is Disneyland’s 21 Royal Street Worth $15,000?

"Add a zero." In my mind's eye, that's how the conversation ended between high-ranking Disney executives, when trying to decide if they have pushed the boundary far enough, if they have TRULY tested charging "what the market will bear." In itself, there's nothing evil in this thought experiment. If you're a business, you really do want to find optimal pricing....

Disneyland Photo Update: Past, Present and Future

Happy Monday everyone! This is Darth Daver checking in with this week’s Disneyland Photo Update. The Great Storm of 2017 has passed and this weekend the clouds have parted and the sun has shined on MiceChat’s Anniversary weekend. We’ll be taking a look at the Events this past weekend, a quick trip around the parks today and a peek...

Disney Cruise Line’s Marvel Day at Sea Gets Even Better for 2017 and 2018

While Star Wars Day at Sea continues to blast off aboard the Disney Fantasy for 2017, the Disney Cruise Line is preparing for its next set of theme cruises – Marvel Day at Sea – this coming fall and now also in 2018 as well. This year, the Disney Magic will host superheroes and villains departing from New York,...

Star Wars Land News: What’s In A Title?

Welcome to another edition of Star Wars Land News! This week we’re going to look at a movie title, the title of Disneyland’s seasonal promotion and construction of a new land that really doesn’t officialy have a title - I have some thoughts on that! But first, the big news this week is… The Last Jedi With only eleven months to...

Yesterland: Real Norway & Epcot’s Norway

Yesterland looks at Norway — the real country and the Epcot World Showcase pavilion — with comparison photos that show surprising similarities. Even the Epcot enhancements of 2016 are grounded in authenticity. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Real Norway & Epcot’s Norway   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Disneyana Fan Club to Host Presidents’ Day Silver Banjo, Happiest Millionaire Events

This special weekend is a star-studded celebration dinner for The Happiest Millionaire’s 50th anniversary and the career of screenwriter A. J. Carothers. PLUS a celebration of one of the most beloved Walt-era Disneyland eateries, Don DeFore's Silver Banjo Barbecue Restaurant! Not only that, but there's also a Show and Sale where you might find that rare Disney treasure you...

Disney News Round Up: SeaWorld Blunder & Disneyland Lunar New Year

Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! The classic Main Street Electrical Parade returned to Disneyland this past weekend! This much beloved Parade made its debut in the Summer of 1972 and continued to glow until its last performance on Main Street in November of 1996. This week’s Round-Up has all the latest photos, news and updates from the Disney parks and...

David Koenig – A Ride Down Memory Lane

Are you ready to go back to 1955? Well, keep it in idle for a minute—we’ve got a couple of quick points of business to cover here in 2017, and then we’re off. First, sharp-eyed visitors will notice that after workmen removed the Christmas decorations from Sleeping Beauty Castle, they reinstalled the glittery roof décor used in the park’s expired...

Dateline Disney World – Hollywood Studios News and Photos

There is a world of change on the way to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Let's take a look at this sleepy little park which will someday play host to a brand new Star Wars land and a Pixar Toy Story Land as well. //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js // More news from around Walt Disney World: This coming Friday thru Monday, Epcot International...

Kevin Yee: Whale of a Tale

It's been ages since I've taken up the theme of SeaWorld here in this space, so an update is long overdue. Where do we stand? What's the State of the Oceanic Union? Turns out, as is so often the case, the story is mixed. Some wins, and unfortunately a lot of losses. Let's start with the big loss. Tilikum, the...

Disneyland Photo & Rumor Update – Rainy Days and Mondays Never Get Us Down

Welcome to a soggy Disneyland Resort photo report with bonus update from our rumor desk! This update will be a bit shorter than normal as we got washed out of the parks. But there's a lot for you to enjoy and a bit to learn as well. Disneyland & Disney California Adventure both closed early on Sunday due to...

DON’T MISS THIS – MiceChat Anniversary Events January 27th through 29th at the Disneyland Resort

MiceChat Anniversary Weekend Events MiceChat Anniversary is coming your way January 27th through 29th at the Disneyland Resort. We've got some great surprises for you this year, including Disney Legend Bob Gurr, beloved author David Koenig, The ORIGINAL Disneylanders, meet-ups, meals, contests, friendship and a whole lot of fun!!! Friday Evening January 27th - cocktail party with Bob Gurr 8pm Anaheim Plaza...

Mousetalgia Podcast 431: MaxPass, Star Wars Half Marathon, Beauty and the Beast

This week, Team Mousetalgia offers a RunDisney primer and a report on Disneyland's Star Wars Light Side Half Marathon Weekend. Dave and Becky talk about why Star Wars is a good race weekend for beginners to start with, and they discuss the 2017 events and race courses. We also discuss Disneyland's current security situation, spiked Dole Whips, and the...

Black Canyon of the Gunnison: Colorado Clockwise Part 3

Like many readers here at MiceChat, we take a lot of park centric vacations. In 2016 that was certainly true, but our objectives weren’t theme parks, but National Parks, specifically, the four park’s of Colorado. Let’s get underway with part three of this adventure. Part one can be found here: Colorado Clockwise Part 1 Part two can be found here: Colorado...

The Sweep Spot 200th Episode Celebration

EDITOR NOTE: Our heartiest congratulations to the Sweep Spot crew on their epic achievement. Our best wishes for the next 200! In this episode we celebrate our 200th episode. We have worked hard over the past almost 6 years. Lynn started the podcast in 2011, and it grew over the years and has shaped and formed, but always remained about...

Disneyland’s iconic Main Street Electrical Parade returns home

It's home! The iconic Main Street Electrical Parade has returned to Disneyland after being gone from its home park since it ended its historic two and a half decade run in November 1996. The parade, which originally debuted in the summer of 1972 reappeared in California for the better part of Disney California Adventure's difficult first decade and most...

Star Wars Day at Sea Returns Again in 2018 Aboard Disney Cruise Line

Just as the 2017 set of Star Wars Day at Sea cruises currently embark on the Disney Fantasy, the Disney Cruise Line announces that the popular theme sailings will be reprised in 2018 as well. From January through April, another 15 voyages will head to a galaxy far, far away via the Caribbean, and onboard will be Jedi, Wookiees, droids,...