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Fab News – Disney Gets Down To Earth

Lots of little bits in Fab News today. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, if you have any about any of these. Also, I got my press credentials for San Diego Comic-Con. So look forward to lots of little goodies from the center of the nerdiverse. Walt Disney World Celebrates Earth Day Earth Day is this coming weekend,...

Universal Orlando Resort Readies String of New Attractions

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week, we're taking a look at both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, where a big ape will soon be on the loose! That does it for this week. There are a lot of things happening at the park, and we're really excited for Skull Island and Sapphire Falls to open...

Disney News Round Up: Thanks Shanghai

MiceChat Round Up Earth Day is this Saturday, April 23. From Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures series to opening Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Earth Day in 1998, Disney has had a long history with raising awareness for worldwide conservation efforts.If you’re able to celebrate at Disneyland resort this Saturday, the Downtown Disney District will be holding special activities from 12pm to...

Fab News: Jungles, Wine, Bears and Giants

Hello Fabanistas! Today, we're taking a look at The Jungle Book at the El Capitan Theatre as well as my visit to the Disney California Food & Wine Festival, a DVD sure to enchant the little ones, and some giant news about Cannes from my mailbag! The Jungle Book at The El Capitan Theatre I was invited to see The Jungle...

Disneyland Update – The Force Is Strong With This One

Spring Break is over and we are back to the off-season (or "Value Season" as Disney now calls it) at Disneyland. Unfortunately, that doesn't necessarily mean a lack of crowds. High heat returned to the Disneyland Resort this weekend with temps pushing 90°. Food and Wine Festival continues to do well at California Adventure and the Silly Symphony Swings...

The Stars and Minds of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Last week, Universal Studios Hollywood opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to eager guests.  In town for the festivities were stars from the films and the creative masterminds that have now shepherded to life four immersive lands based on J.K. Rowling's modern classics.  Among the film stars were Warwick Davis (Professor Filius Flitwick), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Oliver Phelps (George...

Mousetalgia Podcast 391: Studying Disney history; every Disney park in 80 hours

Team Mousetalgia dives into the depths of Disney history today by welcome Disney historian Joseph Titizian back to the show to talk about studying Disney. With the changes in media over the past few years, the line between enthusiast and historian has blurred, and Titizian shares his background and journey from fan to historian; discusses how Disney helps historians...

Disney By Steph: Disney Value, A Locals Dilemma

Are you a Disney local? Whether you moved closer to a Disney park or grew up living close to a park in Southern California or Central Florida, our collective Disney experiences have likely been fairly similar. Yearly birthday trips. School field trips. Resort hopping. Vacations. Day trips. Grad Night. Date night. Weekend getaway. Etc. For both Disney and theme park...

Disney Cruise Line Announces New Summer 2017 Sailings

Captain Mickey Mouse is deploying the entire Disney Cruise Line fleet – Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Magic and Disney Wonder – towards old favorites, new ports and on extended journeys in Alaska, Europe and the Caribbean in summer 2017.   Alaska The Disney Wonder will once again head for the great land of Alaska with Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Tracy Arm Fjord visits. Inaugural...

Universal VIP Experience Unlocks Extra Magic

We usually take a couple vacations each year, one in spring, and another in the fall.  Our last vacation was a crazy trip to Las Vegas last October.  I might be old, I might have sciatica, but I run this kid ragged. “Can we please go to the hotel room to rest?”  “NO! We have to go to the...

Yesterland: PeopleMover Presented by Goodyear

How about a leisurely, elevated 16-minute ride through Tomorrowland? Head over to the PeopleMover station on the second level of the landmark Rocket Jets tower in the heart of Tomorrowland. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: PeopleMover Presented by Goodyear   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Arms and Legacies

Greetings and salutations, friends and Fabanistas! I hope everyone is enjoying the completely unpredictable weather this week. I'm hoping to finally get to the DCA Food & Wine Festival this weekend, and also to catch a movie now that I can go without coughing long enough to see one! What do you have planned? Any suggestions? The Jungle Book: A...

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Fun at Walt Disney World

Beautiful spring days bring with them the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival! This celebration is one of my favorite times to visit Walt Disney World. With all the extra fun at Epcot from gorgeous gardens, fragrant flower beds, amazing topiaries, awesome outdoor kitchens and more, there’s something fresh around every turn. Special Displays The most visually exciting part of the festival...

Dateline Disney World – Rivers of Light Delayed at Animal Kingdom and More

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we are off on safari at Animal Kingdom to check in on the park's changes and some unfortunate delays.   Other Walt Disney World News Starting this Friday, April 15th you can add several new Haunted Mansion style Tsum Tsums to your collection … Madame  Leota, The Bride and a Tsum Tsum...

Disney News Round Up: Celebrating 10 Years of the Gumball Rally

MiceChat Round Up Spring break has come to a close.…Theme parks across the country  are a little bit quieter and this is the perfect time to visit your local Disney park and ride those favorite attractions. Disney California Adventure is celebrating their Food & Wine Festival thru May 1st and Epcot at Walt Disney World has the Flower and Garden...

Fab News: Adventure, Adventure, Adventure

Greetings, Fabanistas! We've got some exciting news from D23 today and something to get you fired up for Civil War, plus a guest post from Jon Nadelberg, with bad photos by me! Destination D: Amazing Adventures November 19 and 20 It's gonna be hell trying to get into Trader Sam's Grog Grotto (but so, so worth it) Pack up your pith helmet...

Disneyland’s backstage disappears to make room for Star Wars expansion

Disneyland is rapidly clearing large areas of its backstage to make way for its new 14-acre Star Wars-themed expansion, which is expected to officially break ground sometime this month. The work has significantly ramped up since last week, with several buildings now completely removed and more and more of Frontierland's backwoods cleared. The speedy pace is indicative...

Mousetalgia Podcast 390: Haunted Mansion subscription box; Star Wars

It's a jam-packed Mousetalgia Emporium this week as Team Mousetalgia takes you all over the Disney galaxy! "The Force Awakens" Blu-ray finally hits the shelves, and we talk about our favorite bonus features from the loaded disc of extra content. The "Rogue One" trailer also dropped last week, and we talk about the newest stellar heroine from that galaxy...

Disneyland Paris Refurbishments, Spring and Sun

It's another delightful spring update from Disneyland Parks, where things really do look cheery, even as major construction projects have huge sections of the parks closed for restoration.  - Max We got lucky with good weather on the day of these photos. Let's start at the Walt Disney Studios Park. Animagique has some theme on the construction walls now, « Please Pardon our...

The Celebrity Treatment at Madame Tussaud’s Orlando

Let's face it; we are a nation, indeed a world, that is obsessed with celebrities. There are channels that are dedicated to following their every move. The supermarket shelves are littered with their exploits. Television commercials encourage us to purchase what they use, travel where they travel, eat what they eat, dress how they dress. Now, visitor's to iDrive 360...