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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: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LfoqpmMe_8] 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...

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...

The Sweep Spot # 185 Interview with Dusty Sage of MiceChat

In this episode we welcome special guest Dusty Sage to our show. We have an interesting conversation about how and why Dusty became a Disney fan, and theme park fan. We talk to him about social media, Disneyland in the 90's, future Disneyland, The Walt Disney Birthplace and more. Plus we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current...

NEW Cobra’s Curse at Busch Gardens is a Family Thriller

We're back with a special Busch Gardens Tampa update as we take a ride on the park's newest roller coaster, Cobra's Curse! The long awaited Cobra's Curse is now open to the public and is a one-of-a-kind take on the family spin coaster. The ride features a unique loading platform that utilizes a moving walkway/speed ramp to make load/unload quicker...

Noe Knows: Disney Magical Happy Mirror Brings Back Disney Arcade Games

Disney arcade games are back in the news. Not long ago I wrote about the Tsum-Tsum arcade game by Konami. In case you didn't know, the mobile Tsum-Tsum game, based on the collectible plush figures, has done very well on both sides of the Pacific. It prompted Konami to create an arcade unit that supports two large touch screen displays...

Jam Packed update from Universal Studios Hollywood

We have a ginormous update for you from Universal Studios Hollywood, the entertainment capital of Los Angeles. The new Walking Dead walk-through attraction is slated for a July 4th opening. We can't wait. Next, we stroll through the park as summer heats things up and guests look for ways to cool off, including the Super Silly Funland water playground...

Disneyland Star Wars News: Troopers, Scavengers And A Clearing In The Trees

This week we visit Star Wars in Tomorrowland, see previews for upcoming Star Wars Television and Game spinoffs and say goodbye to the Skyway Chalet. But first… Disneyland’s Flags At Half Staff Our hearts go out to the victims, family and friends who suffered so much in Orlando this week. Summertime Of The Force The summer season is in full “Force” as Star Wars...

Yesterland: Cascade Peak

Cascade Peak is not just a show scene on the Mine Train ride. It’s a Frontierland landmark, enjoyed by guests on the Mike Fink Keel Boats, Mark Twain, Sailing Ship Columbia, and Indian War Canoes, as well as from Tom Sawyer Island. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Cascade Peak   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Finding Happiness

What a horrible week it's been in Orlando. And what a thing to see, how people pull together, bringing their service dogs across the country, writing notes to a grieving Abuela on a JetBlue flight, landmarks around the world lit up with the colors of the rainbow, and people everywhere saying "I stand with Orlando." The worst of situations...

The Hotels of Disneyland and New One on the Way

Disney has finally announced that they will build a new luxury hotel to open in 2021. The hotel will be built on a plot of land between the current Disneyland Hotel and the Mickey and Friends parking structure. With that news, let's take a look at the past, present and future of the Hotels of Disneyland and what the newest...

How to Stop and Smell the Roses at a Disney Park

In the midst of tragedy, I'll admit my heart was not in penning Disney tips for this week's Park Wise. My mind kept wandering to the brevity of our time. I'm reminded to be in the moment and really make the most of the time we have with family, friends and in our favorite places, which for a lot...

Disney News Round Up: Shanghai Disneyland in Detail

MiceChat Round Up This week will see the long awaited debut of Shanghai Disneyland. Much has been written about the financial impact Shanghai has had on the Disneyland & Walt Disney World resorts. Labor cutbacks, late open/ early closing of both attractions and restaurants. We will keep you up to date as this resort is unveiled to the world and...

The Unknown Engineer of the Disneyland Railroad

Are you the biggest Disneyland Railroad fanatic? You may have all the reference materials and listened to all the historical presentations but you've never heard of the person who saved the Disneyland Railroad. There might be a bit of hyperbole in that statement, but not much. Our thanks to Kevin Hicks for sending in this wonderful story. Roger Broggie was...