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Yesterland: Antique Auto Ride at Knott’s Berry Farm

Yesterland takes you on the Antique Auto Ride at Yester Knott’s Berry Farm. The electric cars run along a center rail, so there’s no need to steer. The track winds through a contoured, landscaped setting with scenic buildings and props. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Antique Auto Ride   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: MiceChat Knott’s Haunt Event, Destination D & SOS

Greetings dear MiceChatters. If things look a bit different in this column today, it's because our dear Shelly is suffering from some painful medical issues and is on a short break from writing. Please keep reading below for more information on her situation and how you can help her heal. But first, we scare because we care. Every year, MiceChat...

Magic Kingdom News and Photos

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we are heading to the Magic Kingdom bright and early to check out what's happening at the park. But first, a bit of news from around Walt Disney World. Flying Fish located on Disney’s BoardWalk recently reopened with a re-imagined dining experience. The reopening comes with a wonderful new menu featuring...

Disney News Round Up: Lights on Indiana Jones and More

Welcome to the MiceChat News Round Up! Welcome to the Round up for this week! Did you know that on this day back in 1955, Disneyland's Dumbo Flying Elephants opened in Fantasyland on the very same day the Tomorrowland Boats were renamed "Phantom Boats of Tomorrowland?" Walt had originally hoped to have Dumbo ready on July 17, but the fiberglass...

National Roller Coaster Day – What’s The Best Disney Coaster?

It's National Roller Coaster Day (yes, that's a thing)! In honor of this most auspicious day, we want to know what the best Disney coaster is. There are a lot of Disney parks and a lot of unique Disney coasters. There are also several coasters which share a name but are actually quite different (Space Mountain I'm looking at...

Disneyland Photo Update: Cha, Cha, Changes…

Like lines from the Bible, this text has been quoted a lot lately: “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” – Walt Disney Disneyland continues to grow and change, now more than ever. Here is a brief list of some upcoming changes: Haunted Mansion closes Monday, Aug. 22 to...

Mousetalgia Podcast 408: Disney animation history books

This week, Mousetalgia is pleased to speak with two authors of important upcoming books about Disney animation history. Daniel Kothenschulte, editor of the 620+ page "The Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921-1968", joins us to talk about his incredible upcoming book from Taschen, with topics including the transformation of the Walt Disney Studios in the 1940s and...

Disneyland Paris Revival-ish

Hello everyone, here is the little Disneyland Paris article for this weekend! Bonjour à tous et bienvenue pour notre information du week-end. - Max Let’s start with a visit to the Newport Bay Club! While the lighthouse came out of rehabilitation, the entrance on the lake side of the hotel is now getting some work. Installation on the new roof...

Lumination Colors The Night At Gilroy Gardens

Inspiration, move me brightly. Light the song with sense and color. Hold away despair. -Robert Hunter Lanterns have been part of Chinese culture for centuries, and like any other endeavor, refinements and improvements have occurred in that time. That combination of ancient artistry and modern materials has culminated in Lumination at Gilroy Gardens.   I see that it's not quite dark yet....

Star Wars News: NEW ROGUE ONE TRAILER and Star Wars Land Construction

This week, we have a final date for Hyperspace Mountain, material for binge watching and the most exciting things in dirt that Disney has to offer. But first, breaking news… New Rogue One Trailer! Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Oh, boy! After the Sizzle Reel we got at Celebration a couple weeks ago, we didn’t expect to see the trailer so soon. But NBC...

Yesterland: Mission Tortilla Factory

Yesterland takes another look at the Mission Tortilla Factory attraction at Disney California Adventure. It’s not a ride or a theater. It’s an authentic, working tortilla factory. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Mission Tortilla Factory   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: WDW Security Stops Armed Man

Hello my loves. I always like to get the scary stuff out of the way first - but, actually, it makes me feel a bit safer. Remember when I said I was happy that Disney was using metal detectors and that I wished they used them for everyone? They caught a real creep at WDW with the detectors. Time...

Howl-O-Scream “Evil Encore” at Busch Gardens Tampa Details

Busch Gardens Tampa has begun releasing details for the 2016 rendition of Howl-O-Scream, Evil Encore.   This year's event runs for 21 select nights from September 29 through October 30 and will be the usual mix of houses, scare zones and roaming hordes... along with other sinister surprises. This year's even icon is Mr. Karver and his creepy, evil dolls: Mr. Karver put...

Dateline Disney World – Hollywood Studios News and Photos

Welcome back to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're heading into Disney's Hollywood Studios to see what's happening in the park. Quiet on the set . . .     That does it for this week! Do you like what's happening at the Studios? Do you wish things would move at a slightly faster pace? Let us know in the comments! If you...

Disney News Round Up: Happy Birthday to 999 Happy Haunts

Welcome to the MiceChat News Round Up! The classic Disneyland attraction, The Haunted Mansion, opened this week in 1969. This crowd favorite, for guests of all ages, can be found in many Disney parks around the globe.As Disneyland moves into Fall, Jack Skellington and his friends will once again take over for the extended season. We wish a Happy Birthday...

Fab News: Giveaways, Political Intrigue and Hollywood Nightlife

ABC Studios Scandal: The Complete Fifth Season DVD Giveaway With EXCLUSIVE Bonus Features! The Oval Office is up for grabs, and none of the players are playing nice, including Olivia Pope, who now realizes she can never be content as a wifely First Lady. Domestic bliss pales in comparison with holding the reins of the highest office in the land, so...

Disneyland Update: WDI Layoffs, PhotoPass Secret Hack and More

Happy Monday from sunny Southern California - though for a lot of folks in Glendale, the skies might be looking pretty gray. The layoffs that follow any Disney Theme Park opening seem to have been especially brutal this time, and while veterans like Joe Rohde and Tom Fitzgerald are still in the building, and some other veterans have been...

MiceChat Podcast: Disney Attractions Dropping Out and Dropping In

Fireworks, parades, dazzling rides with cutting-edge technology. . . all of these things help make the Disney Parks experience irresistible. So it comes as no shock that theme park fans are up in arms when any of those elements are threatened. Today's update brings conversation about the loss of Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure, the cancellation of...

Mousetalgia Podcast 407: Disneyland Railroad Conductor David Wilcox

Mousetalgia welcomes Retlaw employee and Disneyland train conductor David Wilcox to this week's show to talk about working for the railroad back in the days of the Disneyland D coupons. David shares the secrets of the train team regarding keeping guests safe; his responsibilities and experiences; falling off the train; and three-hour lines for the steam train going all...

Pacific Rim 5D Comes To Six Flags Discovery Kingdom And New Attraction Announced

"We're the same sad story that's a fact One step up and two steps back" -Bruce Springsteen While The Joker has captured most of the attention this year at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, and deservedly so, the park also quietly reopened the Iwerks Theater with a new presentation, Pacific Rim 5D. It wasn't available during the Joker preview, but recently I was...