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Mousetalgia Podcast 413: Happiest Haunts Tour, Halloween Time

This week, Mousetalgia gets spooky as Jeff reviews the brand new "Happiest Haunts Tour" at Disneyland Park. We offer a start to finish report on the 2-hour tour, and discuss what worked, and what missed the mark on this walking history tour "dead"-icated to the Haunted Mansion. Next, Jeff recounts his ill-fated attempt to purchase one of the new...

Disneyland Paris Adventure Isle Reopens and Park Updates

Hello everyone, and welcome to the latest news and photos from Disneyland Paris! At the entrance of Disneyland Park, maintenance work was underway on the roofs of the Disneyland Hotel. Moreover, a new eatery, The Founders Restaurant, will open early 2017 and will be located at the Castel Club, with its panoramic view of Disneyland Park. The menu will be...

The Sweep Spot #191 Tour of Disneyland in 1956 with Jim Korkis

In this episode we welcome Disney Author and Historian Jim Korkis to our show to help us go on a Tour of Disneyland in the year 1956. This is a wonderful journey that your sure to love and learn much from. Plus our latest in the Current Events. For show notes and more visit www.thesweepspot.com

Universal Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2016 A Monster Success

Halloween has arrived! The scariest of all the major theme park haunts launched its 2016 season last night (September 16th).  Dusty Sage (your author) and Anthony Hays (your photographer) braved their darkest fears to deliver you the news, photos and tips from this year's epic event. Halloween Horror Nights has an all-star lineup of mazes this year which includes: “American...

Fab News: Arts, Crafts, Enchantments and Prizes

Hello everyone! Because I got two days due to a MiceChat outage, I took yesterday off and am backing up darling Darth Daver's wonderful Star Wars News today, so you''re getting a Double News Day! The Anaheim Halloween Parade is a month and a half away, and volunteers are still needed. To find out how to volunteer, go to https://www.facebook.com/AnaheimHalloweenParade/. New...

Star Wars News: From Disneyland To The Outer Rim

This week we visit Star Wars Land, Star Trader and the Outer Rim. Buckle up! We’re going into the asteroid field! News From The Outer Rim The Outer Rim (basically anywhere outside of the Disneyland Resort) is a place of wonder and mystery. It’s from here that we report weekly on interesting things going on in the Star Wars Universe and...

Foreword to MORE Secret Stories of Walt Disney World

Disney historian Jim Korkis invited Werner Weiss to write the foreword for his newest volume, a follow-up to Jim's well-received 2015 book, Secret Stories of Walt Disney World. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Foreword to MORE Secret Stories of Walt Disney World   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

SNEAK PEEK – Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2016

American Horror Story, Freddy vs. Jason, Krampus, The Exorcist, Halloween, The Walking Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Purge, The Terror Tram . . . that's the impossible to believe lineup of experiences Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights has planned for 2016 - which opens THIS Friday (September 16th). MiceChat was recently invited to take a sneak peek at...

Dateline Disney World – Halloween Arrives at the Magic Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're checking out the fall decor at the Magic Kingdom. But first, the news from around Walt Disney World: This weekend, Epcot starts a two month long “ Food and Wine” celebration! From Marketplaces where you can sample savory foods to fun music festivals and cooking demonstrations led by World Renowned...

Disney News Round Up: Sally comes to stay at Haunted Mansion Holiday!

Welcome to the MiceChat News Round up! Though it’s only the start of September, local Theme Parks are preparing for and already celebrating Fall and the upcoming Halloween season. Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios: Hollywood have plenty of scary tricks up their sleeves. While Disneyland presents a new Sally Animatronic at Haunted Mansion Holiday. We have all the latest news from...

Fab News: At Disneyland, Orange is the New Blue

Well, it happened. After an amazing year and a half, the Diamond Celebration at Disneyland has departed. I'll really miss those projected orange groves at the beginning of Disneyland Forever and all those sparkly diamonds. A girl can dream. But there's something I love almost as much that will replace it all . . . HALLOWEEN! I'm getting giggly....

Disneyland Photo Update: Halloweentime At Disneyland

Halloween Time at Disneyland is especially magical this year. In three days, Cinderella’s mice transformed the park from the blue and silver of the Diamond Celebration into a palette of fall colors for Halloween time. Halloween Time Let’s kick this update off with the tram ride to Downtown Disney. This is your first glimpse at Halloween and your first sign that...

Mousetalgia Podcast 412: Disneyland vs. Walt Disney World; D23 events

This week, Mousetalgia welcomes Jeffrey Epstein to the show to talk about D23 past, present and future! We look back at the launch of D23 - Disney's official fan club - over 7 years ago, and then discuss other current D23 happenings, including the "Fanniversary" events celebrating Beauty and the Beast and other upcoming opportunities for club members. We...

Halloween at the Bay Area Parks

The days grow shorter, the corn stalks grow taller. Tickets sales are initiated, mazes are announced. Yes, it's Halloween time once again, and theme parks come alive with the dead. All fine and well for those old enough to not wet their pants at first fright, but what about the children? If you're in Southern California, that is probably...

Star Wars News: The Rebel In All Of Us

This week we get to know some true Rebels, get a new look at TV Rebels and see youngling Rebels in training. Let the theme music begin… There's A Rebel In All Of Us // Why do we love Star Wars? This incredibly well done Target Ad for Rogue Friday (this years major merchandise release) gives us...

Diagon Alley and the Real London

Werner Weiss recently visited some of the real London landmarks that inspired Diagon Alley Universal Studios Florida. Enjoy the pairs of comparison photos this week at Yesterland. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Diagon Alley and the Real London   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity, D23 Fanniversary Contest, Tokyo’s Halloween and More!

Hey Fabanistas! Have I got some stories for you! How about a once-in-a-lifetime shot at some genuine Disney treasures. (Leave them to a museum when you die, willya?) A little Broadway-on-TeeVee news, because I love that stuff and I can't wait for Hairspray Live! A look at what they get in Japan for Halloween! A big-ole D23 Fanniversary-flavored giveaway,...

Dateline Disney World: Winds of Change Blowing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Zika scare has made its first foray into the parks. Mosquito prevention stations have been set up in the parks. But does this make tourists feel safer or just remind them of the threat? But the real news is all the construction going on in this little park. We'll take a look at the sweeping changes all over...

Disney News Round Up: Farewell To Diamonds and Hello Halloween Events

Welcome to the MiceChat News Round Up! This past weekend in 1979, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opened at Disneyland. Guests have been enjoying the thrilling ride through dark caverns and abandoned mine shafts ever since.Today's Round Up highlights the major news and information from the parks you love. Halloween Haunt, Disneyland Rumors, the end of the Diamond Celebration and much,...

Fab News: Help Preserve Disney Tradition, Rebels, Arkham, Rogue One, Halloween Time and More!

Hello Fabanistas! Did you have a fabulous long weekend? I hope so! Things are swinging right into fall, and unlike last year, the temperatures here in sunny California seem to be more cooperative. It's great weather for a backyard B-B-Q with some of the greatest human beings on the planet PLUS homemade root beer floats, all to support something...