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Disney News Round Up: Guardians of the Tower, and more!

MiceChat Round Up This week in 2005, Disney Theme parks around the world kicked off “The Happiest Celebration on Earth” marking the start of the 50th anniversary celebration at Disneyland.That historic 18 month long celebration of Walt’s original park, began with a special ceremony in front of Sleeping Beauty castle with guests LeAnn Rimes singing the “Remember When” anniversary song...

Star Wars Land: May The 4th Be With You

This week we take a look at where the younglings go at rope drop, who that woman is with the lightsaber, possible Star Wars Rides and where all that dirt is going backstage. We'll also share Disneyland's plans for Star Wars Day, May the 4th. May The 4th Disney Parks are celebrating with a new Force For Change campaign. Starting May...

MiceAge Disneyland Update – Guardians of the Tower

Disneyland Resort continues to lurch through a weird and unusual spring as Burbank mandates sweeping budget cuts while record crowds continue to pack both parks. In this update we’ll fill you in on why the parks are closing earlier than usual, why random locations continue to shut down, why weekdays feel just as busy as weekends, and the wild...

Fab News: Freemakers, Record-Breakers, Kid-Trackers, and Emoji

Hello my MiceChatters and Fabanistas! May is here and it's almost Gumball Rally Time! Are you getting excited? Do you want to sign up? Do Pasta? Volunteer? - Sign up for Gumball Rally HERE - Sign up for Pasta Party (May 13) - Sign up to Volunteer HERE LEGO Star Wars Original Series to Debut on Disney XD "LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures" will premiere MONDAY, JUNE 20 (10:00 a.m....

Fastpass+ moves in at Disneyland as Autopia reopens with Honda

The first signs of Disneyland's version of the MyMagic+ and Fastpass+ programs from Walt Disney World have started to appear in the park. Testing and an eventual rollout of the new features are rumored to happen soon. Meanwhile, the classic Autopia attraction has emerged from an extended refurbishment with Honda as a new sponsor. Elsewhere in the...

Mousetalgia Podcast 393: Disneyland lodging options

'Tis the season to book your summer trips, so Team Mousetalgia takes our annual look at Disneyland Resort hotels and a variety of area lodging options, and we offer tips and advice to make your trip a success. First, we present the advantages as well as the disadvantages of each of the Disneyland resort hotels (Paradise Pier, The Disneyland...

Interview with Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway – Disney Avenue Podcast

Welcome back to another exciting episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast. On today's show, host Keith Mahne is joined by MiceChat CEO Dusty Sage for an amazing interview with Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway. Before Charlie was hired as a cast member under Walt, he promoted Disneyland as a news reporter. During 1954-55, while the Park was still under construction,...

Disneyland Autopia Returns After A Tune-Up

One of Disneyland's original attractions, Autopia, re-opened Friday after a four month refurbishment that changed the color scheme, polished up the cars and welcomed Honda as the new sponsor. Although an original offering, Autopia has seen many changes throughout the years. In the beginning, the cars had no bumpers or rails which caused a lot of damage to the vehicles....

Wakefield Report Episode 66 and E Ticket Report Episode 28

Theme Park News With an Attitude is back on the MiceChat MicePod network. We have two great new shows for you this week from the E Ticket Report and the Wakefield Report! Listen to Episode 66 of the Wakefield Report You can also watch the Wakefield Report each week on the Wakefield Report YouTube page! Let's start off with this week's 9 News Nuggets You Need...

New Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant Serves Up Homespun Delights

Howdy pardners, we return to the farm, Knott's Berry Farm that it, to check out the fully refurbished Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant. There are also a few other bits of news from around the park for us to share as well. The new Calico Stage is under construction and the reopening of Ghostrider has been delayed. The Park Overall the...

Disney Parks Strategy: Rope Drop or Snooze Button?

You’ve made it! You’re finally on vacation! That cushy resort bed feels fabulous in the morning, but the park beckons. So, jump out of bed and hit the ground running, or hit snooze and relax? Rope Drop The early bird gets the worm, but at the Disney Parks, the early bird gets the short wait times, and that’s nothing to sneeze...

Yesterland: Submarine Voyage

You’ve just climbed down the spiral ladder and taken a seat in front of your own personal porthole. A stream of cool air blows from beneath the porthole to keep you from feeling queasy. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Submarine Voyage   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Tokyo Wows Again

Hi all! A little this and that from around the globe, but let's start close to home with someone we love. An Evening With Floyd Our own Dusty Sage is helping produce a very special event which honors Disney animation Legend Floyd Norman. Ticket sales benefit a nonprofit which is making an animated nature film called Frances the Fish. So, it's...

Major Tokyo Disneyland Expansion On The Way

Big news from Tokyo Disney Resort, where Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea have announced major expansions which should be in place by spring of 2020. The Oriental Land Co., which owns and operates the parks, announced that "Through continued investment of about 50 billion Japanese yen annually in the large-scale development of new areas of the Parks and new major...

Dateline Disney World – Magic Kingdom News and Photos

The Magic Kingdom is the focus of today's Walt Disney World update. Let's take a close look at what's happening at the park you all love.   Other News From The Disney World: With the continued box office success of the live action Jungle Book, don't forget to visit with several of the original animated Jungle Book characters at Disney's Animal Kingdom....

Disney News Round Up: Tours, Elephants and Black Elsa

MiceChat Round Up Disney California Adventure hosted its first Food and Wine festival this weekend in 2006, and this will be the final weekend for the 2016 version of the festival.With so much going on at Disneyland resort, we are looking forward to the beginning of the busy summer theme park season. At Disneyland, Star Wars Land will continue to...

Fab News: Summer Awakens at Walt Disney World

Last week, Walt Disney World hosted a bevy of bloggers and plethora of podcasters to give a little bit of a sneak preview of what to expect this summer and beyond, calling the event "Awaken Summer". Here's a lil taste of the news and information that they shared: There's going to be  something new and exciting going on this summer...

MiceChat Podcast – Juicy Disney Gossip and Live at the Wizarding World Opening Gala

Listen in as Dusty, Doug and friends visit the lavish opening gala for Universal Studios Hollywood's new Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Along the way we dish the dirt on all the latest gossip from Disneyland, Disney World and the troubled Shanghai Disneyland project. Plus, we ride the World-famous Universal Studios Tram Tour, and run into Arthur Levine all...

Disneyland Update – In a Galaxy Behind Frontierland

Howdy MiceChatters, happy Monday! There's all sorts of interesting things going on at the Disneyland Resort right now. Star Wars construction is moving at a much faster pace than previous construction projects we've covered for you in the past. Food and Wine Festival continues to delight. And a string of refurbishments are underway. Let's take a quick look at...

Mousetalgia Podcast 392: “Jungle Book” composer John Debney; Food & Wine

Mousetalgia welcomes Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning composer John Debney to the show today to talk about his score for Jon Favreau's "The Jungle Book," as well as his incredible career and history with the Walt Disney Company - from his start at the studio with Buddy Baker as a mentor, to his recent collaboration with legendary songwriter Richard...