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Fab News: Is Star Wars Land Worthy of Discovery Bay?

A Very Fabulous Tea? Hi! Before we start: I'm sure everyone knows about the Tea coming to Steakhouse 55 starting January 22. What I'd like to know is, who'd like to get all dolled up and go with me on opening day - or would another day be better to get a group of MiceChatters together? Looks like Mid-Century rather...

Universal Orlando Rings in 2016 with Kong and Construction Walls

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week we're looking at both parks and the many changes on the way. Let's go! That does it for this week's column. Are you excited about Kong and Hulk coming this summer, as well as a hotel? How about Fallon, Fast and Furious, and a water park the year after that?...

Disney News Round Up: Star Wars, Aladdin and the Last Days on the River

MiceChat RoundUpCrew! This past Sunday, guests at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure said goodbye…making some final memories to both opening day attractions and more recent but still beloved experiences and shows.As the Disneyland resort moves forward into that challenging and promised future, both Fab News and Dateline Disneyland take time to provide pictorial farewells and recaps of the weekend...

Shanghai Disneyland Opening Date Finally Set

June 16th will be the magic day for Disney's newest theme park, Shanghai Disneyland. The much anticipated Chinese park is long overdue and way over budget, but the pain should all be worth it as Disney attempts to penetrate the world's 2nd largest economy. Anything that helps Disney sell Star Wars, Marvel, Pirates and Princess merchandise and movie tickets...

Disneyland’s Rivers of America close for extended period as Star Wars expansion begins

Disneyland's historic Rivers of America and Disneyland Railroad saw their final guests over the weekend as they closed to undergo major changes to accommodate the upcoming Star Wars-themed expansion coming to the park. The River will be rerouted, a change which will effectively reduce its size and the Railroad will receive a new path that hugs the River's...

UPDATED! Fab News: A Fun Farewell To Disneyland’s River

Here's the photo Disney just released of the way the Rivers of America will look upon completion of the project at Disneyland. Is Star Wars Land open yet? I hate waiting! Editors Note. Andy Castro's Dateline Disneyland and Fab News are switching places today to allow Andy more time to update you on all the changes coming to the Disneyland...

Mousetalgia Podcast 377: SacAnime convention; “The Force Awakens”

Travel back to the New World, out to Halloween Town, and off to a galaxy far, far away this week as Mousetalgia takes you to SacAnime, a convention for anime fans held biannually in Sacramento, CA. Jeff reviews the convention and talks to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman about Star Wars, and offers excerpts of panel discussions...

Disney By Steph: Why I Don’t Watch Movie Trailers

We are crazy in love with Steph. Today's article explains her reasons why she feels that the movie trailers for Star Wars give too much away. However, SPOILER ALERT, this article could also give a bit too much away if you haven't seen the film yet. You have been warned. May the force be with you! - Dusty It's been...

Inside Disneyland Paris – A Meeting with Daniel Delcourt, Deputy CEO, Operations

The following is the translation of a DLP Welcome interview with Chief Operating Officer of Disneyland Paris, Daniel Delcourt. The interview was conducted on December 21, 2015 at the Compass Lounge Club, Disney's Newport Bay Club. There's some good news ahead, so keep reading. The meeting with Mr. Delcourt was focused on the efforts to improve the quality of the...

Fab News: The Other Shoe Drops

Hope your week's been great and your weekend is relaxing and happy. I've been up 40 or so hours with a sick cat. She's better now, but this is written while groggy, so be gentle. The first shoe was the announcement of Star Wars Land and the closures - some temporary, some permanent, of a rather large handful of Frontierland...

Yesterland: Future World, Then and Then and Now, Part 1

Yesterland presents part 1 of a 2-part article comparing photos of Future World in the early 2000s, 2008, and 2015 (based on a Yesterland article from 2008). Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Yesterland: Future World, Then and Then and Now, Part 1: When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Park Wise – 2016 Disney Resolutions

I always like to dedicate the first Park Wise of the year to my Disney resolutions and getting to read some of yours, too! It’s fun to know we have 365 (plus one more this year!) days of possibility for magic! Without further ado, my third installment (has it really been that long?) of Disney resolutions. Disney Destination Hat Trick While...

Epcot Rings In 2016 With Changes and Challenges

Dateline Disney World kicks off 2016 at Epcot! There are some big changes coming to Walt Disney World's 2nd park. Let's go! That does it for this week's column. How do you feel about Soarin' being down for up to 6 months? Is the Pixar film festival a good replacement for EO? Looking forward to Norway's sweeping changes? Let us...

Disney News Round Up: 2016 Brings Big Changes To The Parks

MiceChat RoundUpCrew! Welcome to the first MiceChat Round Up of 2016. The Walt Disney Company celebrated many exciting things in 2015 but the culmination was the long awaited holiday release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. When all the space dust settles and receipts are tallied, it could break every box office record on the books. Disney Parks on both...

Disneyland’s historic Rivers of America prepare to set sail one last time before Star Wars Land moves in

Disneyland's popular holiday season will come to a close this week as the park heads into 2016 eager to get construction on the 14-acre new Star Wars Land underway. That Star Wars-themed expansion of Disneyland will mean big changes in Frontierland that will force the permanent closure of Big Thunder Ranch along with the shuttering of the Rivers...

Fab News: New Year, New Choices

2016 (thanks Jason) is here, and so far it's okay. We have packing and moving in our near future, closer to Noe's work, Alice's schools and two of the three theme parks I most frequently...frequent. Disneyland had record-breaking crowds for the holidays, due in no small part to Steve Davison's three fantastic spectaculars, Disneyland Forever, Paint the Night and...

Year in Review 2015: Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration dazzles as Star Wars prepares to bring big change

Editor's Note, January 4, 2016: We're re-running Dateline Disneyland's 2016 Year-in-Review again today while Andy catches up after the holidays. But don't worry! A super-sized Dateline Disneyland will run tomorrow, Tuesday, January 5th. Thanks for reading and Happy New Year! What a year! Disneyland celebrated its 60th Anniversary this year, simultaneously looking ahead while celebrating six...

Mousetalgia Podcast 376: Our Disney year in review

Team Mousetalgia reminisces over the past year, and we share our thoughts in our annual New Year show. Topics include the best additions or changes to Disneyland; the best Disney movies (apart from Star Wars!) and our analysis (Cinderella, Inside Out, and Tomorrowland are contenders); our best theme park dining experiences (the Blue Lagoon at Disneyland Paris, Carthay Circle,...

The Sweep Spot #173 Potties at Disneyland

In this episode we have the latest current events around the Disneyland Resort, and our main topic is all about Restrooms at Disneyland. We discuss how Disneyland keeps them so clean, our experiences working in them, and a tour of all the Restrooms at Disneyland Park. Come join us for some potty talk on The Sweep Spot. For more...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: The Real Year in Review

You've Got To Be Kidding is parody. Sit back, relax and enjoy! Monday, Andy Castro provided an excellent recap of the top Disneyland events of 2015. However, with all due deference to Mr. Castro, he did miss some of the most important happenings in and around the Happiest Place on Earth. January 6:  Rumors begin circulating that Disneyland will have a...