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The Worlds of Nintendo at Universal Studios

Universal Studios has released initial information on immersive new lands and attractions themed around Nintendo's rich characters and environments. While no specific information was given on exactly where or when these new lands would be built, theme parks rarely announce information on new attractions until they are already underway or about to be built. Universal's Wizarding Worlds are a...

Dateline Disney World: Deluxe Resorts During the Holidays

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we are heading to the Deluxe Resorts in the Magic Kingdom area to check out all of their holiday decor. Before we take you on our holiday tour, let's look at some of the latest news from Walt Disney World: PizzeRizzo is now open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! This 2 story quick...

Disney News Round Up: It’s a Small World Holiday

  Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! The Holiday and Christmas season is officially here! Thanksgiving 1997, Disneyland unveiled It's a Small World Holiday. Now celebrating 20 years of Yule-tide joy, there is always something new and magical to discover. It's the perfect way to start this most magical and happy Holiday season. This Week's Top Stories David Koenig: Don’t Screw It Up Please...

SeaWorld San Diego – A Look at the Christmas Celebration!

SeaWorld San Diego kicked off its incredibly popular and enchanting Christmas Celebration on Nov. 19 and we're here to give you a look at what to expect! Plus, we'll take a look at progress over at Ocean Explorer and more! Let's dive in! Behind Explorer's Reef is a photo op area where guests can take a photo on Santa's sleigh,...

Annie Awards Nominations Announced

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 44th  Annual Annie Awards™ recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. For a complete list of nominations, please visit www.annieawards.org. This year’s Best Animated Feature nominations include: Finding Dory (Pixar Animation Studios), Kubo and the Two Strings (Laika), Kung Fu Panda 3 (DreamWorks Animation), Moana...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update: Ringing In The Season

Welcome to your Cyber Monday Disneyland Photo Update. With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season is now in full swing. I'd like to take you with me on a journey through the resort as we march toward Christmas.   "Tis the Season" The holiday parades, fireworks, and shows of Disneyland Resort really set it apart from the competition. Let's take a look. A Christmas...

Mousetalgia Podcast 423: Destination D – Amazing Adventures

Team Mousetalgia goes bi-coastal as we take you out to Florida to report on the 2016 "Destination D: Amazing Adventures" event that just concluded with breaking news and behind-the-scenes insights into some of Disney's most adventurous undertakings. But first, Jeff reports on recent West Coast happenings, including in-person reports from the Van Eaton Galleries "Souvenirs of Disneyland" auction; the...

Winterfest Debuts at California’s Great America.

Normally, this time of year at California's Great America means the gates are locked tight, seasonal workers are filling out job applications elsewhere and the mechanics are ensuring that the coasters are ready for spring. Not so fast this year, because on Friday the park inaugurated Winterfest and the fun will keep going through the end of 2016. Holiday...

The Sweep Spot # 196 Disneyland 1966 with Former Night Custodian Cast Member

In this episode we take a tour of Disneyland as if it were the year 1966 with former night Custodial Cast Member Rob Merritt. Rob worked there in the summer of 1966 and has some great stories to tell as we talk about what Disneyland was like in 1966. It was a transitional year of changes, and an unfortunate...

Star Wars Land News: Tomorrow, Troopers and Tunnels

A long time ago on a holiday weekend far, far away . . . Wishing all of our readers a very happy Thanksgiving weekend. I am thankful to be able to visit Disneyland and see my favorite park host my favorite movie experience, Star Wars. Let’s see what’s happening this week… Disneyland The holiday season is in full swing at Disneyland... …except for...

Yesterland: Superstar Limo

Yesterland takes an expanded look at the ride that invites you to “Get ready to be ‘taken for a ride’ through a wacky, whimsical version of Hollywood, where you’re Tinseltown’s biggest new star.” Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Superstar Limo   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Giving Thanks!

It's just a little bit of Fab News for the holiday - Happy Thanksgiving for those of you in the USA, and for those of you not in the USA, Happy probably not-Thanksgiving! Happy Holiday Sandwich season for all Earl of Sandwich customers not near a Disney resort, happy being too cool to leave the house for Black Friday...

David Koenig: Don’t Screw It Up

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please join us in welcoming David Koenig to the MiceChat family. If the name sounds familiar it's because David has developed quite a following for his groundbreaking Mouse Tales books and fantastic Disney insider articles on Disney fan sites. There's a little something for everyone in David's first MiceChat column. Please read all the way through and...

Disney News Round Up: Jingle BAM!

  Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! Happy Thanksgiving! It's time once again to gather with family and friends, sleep through football games, enjoy a four day weekend and try to survive the door-buster deals at the local mall. While you are enjoying the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, dazzle your family by letting them know that  Disney first took part in the Macy's...

Kevin Yee: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

The traditional folk wisdom about brides and weddings ("something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue") applies in a weird way to the two newest offerings at Disney's Hollywood Studios: PizzeRizzo and "Jingle Bell Jingle BAM!" fireworks and projections. In other words, both offer newness, but also a kind of sameness. It's progress and evolution, but nothing to write home about. Jingle...

Yesterland: D23 Destination D, Amazing Adventures

This past weekend at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World, Werner Weiss attended his first D23 Destination D event. He was there as a paying attendee, but D23 provided press photos to him. What a great event! If you were lucky enough to be there too, take another look. Otherwise, see what you missed. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE:...

Disneyland Photo Update: The Magic is in the Details

There's no better place to be during the holiday season than the Disneyland Resort, and while Disney is famous for their gigantic spectaculars and fantastic events, we all know that the real magic of Disney is in the details; the things that the average guest probably won't even notice on their first pass-through, but these are the things that...

Mousetalgia Podcast 422: Dumbo’s 75th anniversary, Christmas crowds

Tim Babb, host of the "Can't Wait for Christmas" podcast, joins Team Mousetalgia this week for a holiday showdown. We talk about his podcast, and then discuss dealing with the hectic nature of the Disneyland Resort during the holidays. Tim reacts to the boisterous crowds at the resort, and we offer some suggestions to help keep the holiday spirit...

Stroll Through Disneyland – The Lost Frontier

“Westerns” were a cultural juggernaut when I was a boy. While it's difficult for younger people to imagine today, walking through the wooden stockade gates into Frontierland back then felt like a really big deal. It was thrilling, and not “quaint” at all. In those days, the shops in Disneyland carried unique and “land-specific” items that could only be found...

Yesterland: Luigi’s Flying Tires

Here at Yester California Adventure, Luigi and Guido invite you to their “Festival of Flying Tires.” You can “fly” around on a tire behind their tire shop, controlling your flight by shifting your body weight. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Yesterland: Luigi’s Flying Tires When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.