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New Walking Dead Attraction Previews at Universal Studios Hollywood

In a terrifying fanfare that would make Rick Grimes proud, The Walking Dead attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood held a sneak preview for press on June 28th. Getting a glimpse inside this brand new, year-round walk-through attraction we got up close and personal with some of the nastiest walkers and baddies the series has to offer.   Then something went horribly...

Disney News Round Up: Happy Fourth of July!

MiceChat Round Up The RoundUp crew would like to say a huge Thank You to Andy Castro and congratulate him on 8 magical years of memories captured by his camera. We wish him all the best and encourage him to return soon! Hope everyone is ready to enjoy the holiday weekend. All of us at MiceChat wish you a Happy...

Fab News: Adventures, Affinity, Beauty, Secrets and Disney World

Adventures in Babysitting Hits the Streets TODAY Join stars Sabrina Carpenter (“Girl Meets World”) and Sofia Carson (“Descendants”) as two competing babysitters that turn an ordinary night into a night NO ONE will forget in Disney Channel’s Original Movie Adventures in Babysitting on DVD TODAY! This new movie is based on the wildly popular film from the 1980’s by the same...

MiceChat Podcast – Theme Park Wild West Gets Wilder

Howdy partner! Best hang on to your hats and glasses, because this here is the WILDEST MiceChat podcast from Doug and Dusty yet! There's some sad news, some things to get angry about, some things to marvel at and plenty of juicy rumors and gossip about the theme parks you love at Disney, Universal and Knott's Berry Farm. We'll...

A fond farewell from Dateline Disneyland!

It's the final edition of Dateline Disneyland! We've got a short and sweet final photo update for you today as Disneyland continues through the warm summer season without much breaking news. Star Wars construction continues behind-the-scenes and Disney is covering up sight lines and holes in construction walls that guests have been using to sneak peeks at the massive...

Mousetalgia Podcast 401: Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

Team Mousetalgia celebrates the summer by welcoming Disney historian and author Jeff Kurtti back to the show today as we investigate Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room. Join us on the lanai as we reminisce about the history and development of this famous attraction, from its roots as a proposed Chinese restaurant through its present day acclaim with the recent...

Spring Falls Into Yosemite

Periodically I get away from The Bay for my other favorite kind of park, the National Park. Alert readers may have noticed we've mostly been on a tour of the California parks, and particularly alert readers will have noted that the journey has yet to include one of the Crown Jewels of the park system, Yosemite. Partly that is...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: New Activities for Disney Park

You've Got To Be Kidding is parody. Let yourself have a little fun for a moment. Let’s face it.  Many of us have been to Disney parks a number of times and, while the cavalcade of excitement never diminishes, sometimes we find ourselves looking for something to do that is just a little bit different.  Toward that end, following is...

Ghost Town Alive! An In-Depth Look at Knott’s Berry Farm’s Newest Interactive Offering

As someone who got really in-depth with Disneyland's Legends of Frontierland a couple of summers ago,  it's hard not to compare the two experiences. It's clear that while both Wild West experiences were setting out to create a more interactive land experience, I think that Knott's Ghost Town Alive comes out the champion, and could be a model for other...

Universal Studios Hollywood – Major Expansion Announced

This week Universal Studios Hollywood announced another major round of expansions that would effect the theme park, CityWalk and, most notably, the Studios. As a cherry on top, they even unveiled a streamlined new logo. We cover this news here and then go on to enjoy a breezy park update. The Walking Dead attraction is set to open on...

Yesterland: Vintage Photos of Ghost Town at Knott’s Berry Farm

Today you’ll find 14 never-before-published historical photos of Ghost Town from an earlier time—around 1958, give or take a few years. Knott’s is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Ghost Town this summer with a spruced-up Ghost Town, a restored GhostRider roller coaster, new shows, and an interactive entertainment experience, Ghost Town Alive! Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Vintage Photos of Ghost...

Frozen Ever After Queue and On-Ride Photos

Hello, and welcome to a special Part 2 of this week's Dateline Disney World. Today, we were planning on covering both Frozen Ever After as well as the new stage show at Magic Kingdom. But, due to extreme lines for Frozen, we'll only be covering that today. Here we go! ...

Fab News: Rogues, Heroes, Guardians and Games

 Entertainment Weekly: More Rogue One, Including Vader Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters December 16, and Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican appeared on ABC Television's Good Morning America to share some details: The baddie in the awesome white uniform and cape is Director Krennic. So Directors are a Thing in the Empire. He's eager to please the Emperor and terrified of the...

Dateline Disney World – Soarin’ Around the World and Royal Sommerhaus Photos

Hello, and welcome to part one of a two part version of this week's Dateline Disney World. In today's article, we're covering the Frozen meet and greet area at Epcot as well as Soarin' Around the World. Tomorrow, we're going back to Epcot to see Frozen Ever After and then over to Magic Kingdom for their new stage show.     What...

Disney News Round Up: New Attractions and Parks

MiceChat Round Up Walt Disney is famous for saying… “We keep moving forward”. In light of the recent tragic events in Orlando, Disney Parks canceled media events and quietly opened several new additions to their theme parks in both Orlando and California over the weekend. “Soarin’ Over the World” debuted on both coasts and “Frozen Ever After” has opened at Epcot....

Yesterland: Maelstrom

With the opening of Frozen Ever After at Epcot on Tuesday, June 21, Yesterland’s Maelstrom article (originally published a year ago) gets an update. After all, “You are not the first to pass this way, nor shall you be the last.” Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Maelstrom When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Disney Does Good, Rebels Return, Tanabounding, Screams and more!

The Walt Disney Company Donates $1 Million To OneOrlando Fund Friends posted photos and video of the vigil at the Magic Kingdom Saturday night. How lovely. They lit up the castle in the colors of the rainbow, one by one, then after a moment of silence, lit up the castle red, the color of (yes, I know, unofficial) Gay Days,...

Noe Knows: Disney Magic Castle Dream Island

Disney Interactive may no longer be around, but that doesn't mean that Disney has gotten completely out of gaming. They will be licensing their characters to other studios. Some of the most popular Disney games, like Kingdom Hearts, Castle of Illusion and DuckTales had been made by the respective outside companies Square-Enix, Sega and Capcom. Hopefully Konami has plans...

Soarin’ takes flight as Disney California Adventure celebrates Shanghai Disney

Disney California Adventure celebrated the opening of Shanghai Disney Resort last week with a one-day celebration featuring cultural performances, food, and more. On the other side of the park, the new Soarin' Around the World opened, taking guests on a flight over some of the world's most notable landmarks. In Disneyland, the massive new Star Wars expansion...

Mousetalgia Podcast 400: Finding Dory review – 400 episodes

Team Mousetalgia reviews "Finding Dory" and looks back over 399 shows on this special 400th episode! First, we look back at almost 8 years of Mousetalgia and we talk about things we've learned, reminisce about awkward moments, and share a few of our favorite moments from the show. We also welcome special guest Beci Mahnken of Mouse Fan Travel...