Editor’s Note:
  • September 28, 2015: DON’T MISS THIS EVENT –


    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, 2015,

    12 NOON UNTIL 5:00 PM!

    • The soda company Walt Disney's father ran, and at which Walt worked, is relaunching next weekend with new flavors! Please join us for O-Zell soda's very special Pineapple Whip and Cherry Jubilee launch party! The afternoon event will take place at Rocket Fizz's Palm Springs store and will feature: Charles Phoenix, noted pop-culture humorist and historian; the masterful pumpkin carving of Terri Hardin, Disney Imagineer and renowned Pumpkin Sculptor; Mike Quinn, Muppeteer and Star Wars character performer; and photo opportunities with Monty the Monorail, an actual Walt Disney World monorail car. Plus, you are invited to a special Soda dinner hosted by Charles Phoenix that evening in Palm Springs. Full event details, locations and sign up page at O-Zell Soda HERE.
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Knotts Scary Farm Review: Monsters Unleashed

September 29, 2014 at 8:11 am | 7 Comments

Knott’s Scary Farm has been in the business of haunted themed event entertainment longer than any other theme park in the business.  With 41 years of Halloween Haunts under their belt, the original has plenty…

Posted in Features, In the Parks


Disneyland’s Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage resurfaces as Big Hero 6 lands in Tomorrowland

September 29, 2014 at 5:05 am | 52 Comments

Disneyland‘s iconic Submarine Voyage reopened over the weekend after a lengthy refurbishment that included repainting sections of the outdoor lagoon. The Finding Nemo-themed attraction closed earlier in January amidst rumors that it might not reopen…


Mousetalgia Podcast 310: The art of Marc Davis; D23; Listener email

September 29, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Marc Davis: Walt’s Renaissance Man: Animators Andreas Deja and Bob Kurtz recently visited the Walt Disney Family Museum to host a presentation about Marc’s technique, work, and influence – as well as his fine art…


Icon Abuse: Mark Twain Crumbles Due to Neglect at Disneyland Paris

September 28, 2014 at 5:00 am | 21 Comments

The iconic Mark Twain riverboat is suffering from heartbreaking neglect at Disneyland Paris. It is literally crumbling before our eyes. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog has the story… ~~Rick Mark Twain Crumbles,…


Disney Cruise Line Sets Sail for Frozen Norway

September 28, 2014 at 4:00 am | 4 Comments

There is no shortage of Frozen news in the Disney blogosphere these days, and the Disney Cruise Line is getting in on the act by deploying the Disney Magic to Norway next summer. Disney Magic…


Disney Avenue Podcast – A Wonderful Interview with Disney Historian Jim Korkis

September 28, 2014 at 3:57 am | 2 Comments

On this episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast, host Keith Michael Mahne has a wonderful conversation with famous author, Disney historian and the “go to” guy on Walt and all things Disney for that matter, Mr.…


The Sweep Spot # 138 – Before and After the Show at Disneyland

September 28, 2014 at 1:14 am | No Comments

In this episode we have lots to look forward to. First we have our current events of the week, then we have an interview with author, podcaster Jeff Baham, then live from Disney California Adventure…

Posted in Features


Disney’s Legendary Frontier

September 27, 2014 at 3:00 am | 6 Comments

MiceChat reader, Nick Tierce, sent us the following article in honor of the last day of Disneyland’s Legends of Frontierland game. If you’ve got a bit of time to spare today (September 27, 2014), stop…


Disneyland Subs, Safety and Heroes

September 26, 2014 at 3:00 am | 67 Comments

Hello one and all!  It’s time for another Disneyland Resort update. Today we are on the verge of some pretty interesting things happening at the Happiest Place on Earth. To begin with, the Finding Nemo…


Dedicated to Disneyland Paris Podcast: Big News Month

September 26, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

After what seems like a very long summer break, we are back, and with an episode so packed with news items we had to leave some out! Halloween, Christmas, Dreams!, Anna, Elsa, Merida, Philippe Gas,…


Yesterland: The Happiest Faces On Earth

September 25, 2014 at 8:07 pm | 2 Comments

Did you submit your favorite Disney photo memory for “The Happiest Faces on Earth” mosaic collages? Each collage is made up of thousands of photos submitted by guests like you. The collages are part of…


Queen Mary Dark Harbor Event Getting Bigger and Better

September 25, 2014 at 4:00 am | 4 Comments

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor will soon be landing on the shores of Long Beach to take over the historic nautical landmark, transforming it into a world class haunt event. The creative forces behind Dark…


Show your Spooky Side at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

September 25, 2014 at 3:00 am | 2 Comments

With attractions like Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights dominating the scare season in Central Florida, sometimes Mickey Mouse and all his friends don’t get all the attention they deserve. At Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween…


Rod Miller LIVE at the Walt Disney Family Museum – Pt 2

September 25, 2014 at 12:10 am | 2 Comments

This week, Paul avoids the 100+ heat at Disneyland by taking you back to October 2, 2010 and to the Presidio in San Francisco for a special performance by longtime Main Street Pianist Rod Miller.…


Hollywood Studios News and Rumors

September 24, 2014 at 8:00 am | 53 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a walk through Disney’s Hollywood Studios to see what’s going on. Let’s go! Welcome to Hollywood Studios! Construction continues on the new Starbucks location…


#1 Rule of Being an Imagineer: Your Attitude

September 24, 2014 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

PERSONAL UPDATE: The beauty of being introduced to the RunDisney races is that it leads to friendships and events you may have never considered before. AIRFORCE MARATHON DAYTON OHIO, https://www.facebook.com/AirForceMarathon I’ve met so many of you…

Posted in Features, Terri Hardin


You Can’t Top Pigs with Pigs – A Talk with Marty Sklar

September 24, 2014 at 2:01 am | No Comments

I’m writing this article about 5 minutes after I finished an online video lecture about children’s literature, and this lecture was specifically about the power of storytelling; which is very opportune, because I wasn’t quite…


Disney News Round Up: Disney Days and Spooky Nights

September 24, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Dapper Days, Disneyland Weekends and Disney California Adventure are just some of the topics to be found in this all-new MiceChat Round Up.  Disney and Theme Park News is in full effect here as we…


Food, Wine, Beer: A Guide to the 2014 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

September 23, 2014 at 3:00 am | 3 Comments

Hello, Howdy, Ello, Oi’, Aloha. Welcome to the 2014 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. The festival kicked off last Thursday to its usual great reception. With numerous options for this years consumption, I wouldn’t…


Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 24 – The First Scream

September 23, 2014 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

On September 19, the gates of hell opened a little wider as Universal Orlando Resort ushered in the 2014 Halloween season with the opening of the twenty fourth edition of Halloween Horror Nights. Thousands of…