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Mousetalgia Podcast 406: Disneyland trip planning questions answered

Today, Team Mousetalgia answers your questions about your upcoming trips to the Disneyland Resort, including: Staying concierge level at Disneyland Resort hotels: yea or nay; the ins and outs of secret Disneyland marriages; Doubletree Suites - worth the hike?; how to schedule the day of the week for your park trips; rider swap and Fastpass tips and tricks; vegetarian...

The Most Amazing Podcast with Disney Legend Bob Gurr and Featuring Tim Delaney

Welcome to one of the most exciting shows in the history of the Disney Avenue Podcast. Today’s guest is no stranger to the Disney community and has always been a man on the move. For nearly 40 years, he has helped move countless Disney theme park guests aboard vehicles and ride conveyances of his own design. As he’s often...

A Taste of Orleans at California’s Great America

 When the Black Cat's in town, it's time to get down! - Dwight "Black Cat" Carrier After some tumultuous years involving Levi's Stadium and rumors of the park's very demise, the 40th anniversary of California's Great America comes complete with a plateful of optimism unknown at any previous moment in its history. Cedar Fair president and CEO, Matt Ouimet, has publicly...

Yesterland: Independence Hall at Knott’s Berry Farm

Hardly anyone noticed a significant milestone in theme park history earlier this month, on July 4, 2016—the Quinquagenary (50th anniversary) of Independence Hall at Knott’s Berry Farm. This isn’t a “Yester” article about something that’s gone. You can still visit Independence Hall at Knott’s. And you really should. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Independence Hall at Knott’s Berry Farm   When you are...

Star Wars News: Bail Organa, X-Wings And I-Beams

This week, we visit our favorite Rope Drop destination, chew on some exciting movie news and see what’s going on behind the shields in Star Wars Land. Let’s lock our S-Foils in attack position! Star Wars At Disneyland The park was sizzling this week and nowhere more than Tomorrowland. Summer crowds were enjoying the last weeks of the Season Of The...

Fab News: More Comic-Con Goodness and Disney Adventures

Today we've got Cosplay, Midsummer, stuff from the floor, musicians, artists, Adventures and MORE! KEEPING SCORE WITH TELEVISION & FILM’S GREATEST COMPOSERS AT COMIC-CON 2016 Tyler Bates, too, teased the new Guardians of the Galaxy 2, saying “the screenplay for the second movie is the best one I’ve ever read in my life.” CW3PR’s 8th Annual “Behind The Music: Crime, Death, and...

Dateline Disney World – Epcot News, Photos & Frozen

Starting August 1st, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will offer “ Disney Early Morning Magic.” Similar to the Magic Kingdom event that debuted earlier this year, guests will be given the opportunity to visit select theme park attractions early, enjoy meet and greets with favorite characters as well as enjoy Breakfast in the park. This event is separate from “Extra Magic...

Disney News Round Up: Tower of Terror changes and More

MiceChat Round Up It's official! DCA will transform the Tower of Terror into Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy-Mission Breakout! Announced this past weekend at Comic Con, this new reimagined ride experience will anchor a broader Marvel presence over time at Disney California Adventure. What do you think of the drastic changes planned for the Tower of Terror experience? Excited for the...

Fab News: Just Back from Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con fun. Lots to share with you today my dear readers. While I was out of town, some of my friends were at the PYLUSD Performing Arts Center, enjoying a spectacular musical treat. Musical Theatre of Orange County is running a production of Beauty and the Beast for just six magical dates, and three of those are already gone....

Disneyland Photo Update: Diamonds, Paint and DCA News!

This week we’re taking a look back on what the yearlong Diamond Celebration brought us as well as the attractions still in the park from opening day! We have big news on changes coming to Tower of Terror, and of course, the latest look at Star Wars Land. Let the rope drop! Diamond Celebration Winds Down On July 17, Disneyland celebrated...

Mousetalgia Podcast 405: Conversations with Bob Gurr and Marty Sklar

Listen to our exclusive interviews with WED Imagineers Bob Gurr and Marty Sklar in this episode of Mousetalgia, in our continuing coverage of the 2016 Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet. Gurr and Sklar both worked directly with Walt Disney for many years and provide great stories and insight about the man who shaped modern themed entertainment for generations. Bob Gurr...

The Sweep Spot # 187 Disneyland, and Disneyana Trip Report

In this episode we are back from our big Disneyana weekend. We have plenty to talk about along with some live clips from Disneyland, and more. Plus we welcome author Joshua Shaffer of the book Discovering the Magic Kingdom. And, we deliver our latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com

Disneyland Paris Update – Peter Pan’s Flight, Massive Refurbishments and more

Hello everyone, here is a little article for this weekend from Disneyland Paris, where there's something new at Peter Pan's Flight!  - Max (DLPwelcome) Main Street station has reopened to visitors after more than 6 months of refurbishment. Everything is like new. The only issue is the presence of burns on some of the signs. The new floor is less...

Star Wars News: Celebration, Shopping and Construction

It was a big week in the Star Wars Universe. We got a bunch of great stuff from Star Wars Celebration, early news from Comic Con and a guide to Star Wars shopping at the Disneyland Resort. The coordinates are in the Nav computer. Let’s punch it! Celebration 2016 Star Wars Celebration 2016, in London last weekend, was all about the...

Universal Studios Hollywood Park Update and Annual Pass Changes

Hello readers! It's time to jump back into Universal Studios Hollywood with a mini update that follows the ongoing changes to the park and nearby CityWalk. With The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, and the collection of recent additions including Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Super Silly Funland, Springfield USA, and Transformers, not to mention Fast and...

Yesterland: Toy Story Pizza Planet

Welcome to Pizza Planet at Yester Studios Theme Park. Okay, to tell the truth, it doesn’t look much like Pizza Planet in the movie—outside or inside. It looks like the Metropolitan Department of Water and Power and Philo’s Fish Co. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Toy Story Pizza Planet   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Kingswell Disney House in Peril

There's a little Craftsman bungalow at 4406 Kingswell Avenue that looks like a reasonably well-kept, but otherwise unremarkable home. That it might be destroyed and replaced by a McMansion by flippers would be tragic in any circumstance, but the fact that there is irreplaceable Disney history inside these walls makes the matter of this home, this demolition, just a...

Dateline Disney World – Magic Kingdom Photo Update

It's a big, bright and beautiful update from the Magic Kingdom today. But first, a bit of news from around the Walt Disney World . . . Epcot continues to present the “ Sounds Like Summer” concert series thru this Saturday, July 23rd, featuring DSB – A Tribute to Journey. Disney's Hollywood Studios recently debuted a special out of this galaxy...

Disney News Round Up: 61 years of fun

MiceChat Round Up This week in 1994, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror opened its elevator doors at Disney MGM Studios for the first time. Standing at 199 ft tall, this attraction on Sunset Blvd has spawned similar versions at other Disney Theme Parks including Disney California Adventure. This week's Miceage Disneyland Rumor Update spills the beans on the removal of...

MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – New Lands, New Bosses, New Legacy

Disneyland turned 61 years old on Sunday, but many cast members found little to celebrate as the company conducted a major re-organization and layoffs last week. In this update, we'll fill you in on what the recent changes actually mean to the resort. We'll also look at record Disneyland profits, even as attendance moderates between high and low seasons....