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The Lego Movie 4D: A New Adventure at LEGOLAND

EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! I was recently invited to preview the new LEGO Movie 4D: A New Adventure at LEGOLAND Florida in Winter Haven, FL. I'm sure you're eagerly awaiting my review, but first let's talk about what we're getting ourselves into! Via the Press Release: In an evening of glitz and glamour befitting a classic Hollywood movie premiere, LEGOLAND Florida Resort welcomed celebrities,...

Dateline Disney World – More Flowers, Star Wars and Fireworks

Epcot is beginning to bloom for Flower and Garden Festival. We'll take a quick look at the colorful happenings as well as news from Hollywood Studios, where Star Wars is taking over the park. Let's go! Time to move over to Hollywood Studios! More News from around Walt Disney World: Yo ho, yo ho.. It's a pirate  tsum tsum life starting Friday,...

Disney News Round Up: StarWars Updates and Reviews of Hogwarts

MiceChat Round Up Sunday February 21st 8pm, ABC aired a celebration of Disneyland’s 60th anniversary. This reflection of Walt Disney’s inspiration & creativity in building a new theme park experience was a star studded event. The Dolby Theater in the heart of Hollywood, and several iconic locations inside the Disneyland resort hosted appearances by the likes of Helen Mirren, Neil...

Fab News: “Good” Bonus Material, Classic Disney TV and more

Hello, and thanks for all the well wishes! I'm still (sort of) obeying doctor's orders (and missing AP days, dash it all!) but it gave me time to catch up on some video, including finding some old chestnuts from the 70s and 80s that Disney put out to celebrate theme park milestones. (Like the 60th Anniversary special, they were...

Demolition clears the way for Star Wars at Disneyland as Universal Studios previews Harry Potter

Sunday night's big two-hour TV special on Disneyland's 60th Anniversary may have disappointed audiences with embarrassingly little real Disneyland-related content but the actual parks continue through the winter off-season with big changes underway. At Disneyland, demolition is quickly getting underway backstage as the park's massive Star Wars expansion gets moving. Disney California Adventure, meanwhile, will soon bid...

Mousetalgia Podcast 383: Disneyland AP Days and dining reviews

Team Mousetalgia brings you dueling trip reports on today's episode of the show as we discuss the current Annual Passholder Days happening this month at Disneyland Park. Kristen gets adventurous while Jeff trips the park fantastic, but the rare character photo ops leave Kristen stewing and Jeff hopping. Other topics of discussion include Disneyland's new Inspired Photography, the state...

Disney Zootopia: An Adventuous Ride On The Wild Side (Film Review)

When it comes to animated films, it seems like the past decade has had it's fill of animal characters. From cuddly hamsters to smart alecky birds, there has been no shortage of these family films that seem to pander more to the children than adults. Many moviegoers could argue that Hollywood has run out of ideas and started recycling...

DoomBuggies Spook Show Episode 15: Joshua Williamson on Marvel’s “Haunted Mansion”

On this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show, host Jeff Baham speaks with comic book writer Joshua Williamson about Marvel's new Disney Kingdoms title, "The Haunted Mansion." Williamson talks about his history as an artist, his interest in Disney's Haunted Mansion, and his trek through Disney fandom. We talk about how he goes about creating characters for this enigmatic...

Fab News: In a Chinese Theater Far Far Away

It's been quite a week: movie premieres, DCA News, a new wizard, oh . . . and I'm in the middle of a big move and managed to come down with pneumonia. But fear not, this drugged up blogette loves you too much to leave you alone at the keyboard. Here's what I dug up for you: Projections Look Good...

Yesterland: Epcot Wish List – Part 3, World Showcase

It was the 1970s. If national governments were willing to build pavilions at temporary world’s fairs, surely they would jump at the chance to promote their culture, commerce, and tourism using Disney showmanship at World Showcase. It didn’t work out that way... Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Epcot Wish List - Part 3, World Showcase   When you are done reading, please leave...

Busch Gardens Cobra’s Curse Construction Tour

Busch Gardens Tampa invited us to a behind-the-scenes hard hat tour of their newest coaster that is currently under construction, Cobra's Curse. We have to applaud Busch Gardens for adding a bit of a backstory to the ride, which is basically as follows: Around 2,000 years ago, in Ancient Egypt, there was a Snake God that had a following and they...

Tips for Driving at Walt Disney World

I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a brat when it comes to transportation at Walt Disney World. While the transportation options are typically more than adequate, I tend to want to stick to my own schedule and much prefer to have my own wheels at the World. Here are a few things to note if you’re chauffeuring your party...

Dateline Disney World – Heavy Crowds and Fastpass Problems at Magic Kingdom

We return to the Magic Kingdom, where it was busy for President's Day weekend. And big crowds bring big problems with them. Fastpass+ seems to struggle under holiday crowding. We'd love to hear your thoughts on how Disney should mitigate these issues.   More News from the World Club Villain!, located at Sunset Showcase inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios has added additional reservations...

Disney News Round Up: Hogwarts and Refurbishments.

MiceChat Round Up Walt Disney is quoted as saying  "I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.” He certinly would have noticed the competition this week as Universal surprise soft opened their new Wizarding World in Hollywood. If you missed out, MiceChat has you covered.Walt Disney world is prepping...

Fab News: Butterbeer, Wine, Tea and…Smurfberries

What a week! Theme park fans have much to rejoice as the boy wizard apparates in Hollywood, Food and Wine returns to California Adventure, and all sorts of news comes out of the house of mouse. Read on dear readers, read on . . . Wizarding World Soft Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood: MiceChat was there but I was not. Thankfully...

Peyton Manning celebrates Super Bowl win at Disneyland as off-season projects continue

Disneyland celebrated the Denver Bronco's Super Bowl victory last week with a special parade featuring Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Meanwhile, work continues to get underway on Disneyland's massive new Star Wars-themed expansion, as trees are cleared along the Rivers of America and backstage facilities begin relocation and demolition. Elsewhere in the Resort, refurbishments continue from Critter Country...

Mousetalgia Podcast 382: Relationships with a Disney twist; Disney Legend Alice Davis

Mousetalgia celebrates Valentine's Day this year with a show all about relationships with a Disney twist, both romantic and platonic. First, we welcome Julia Locus to the show to talk about official Disneyana clubs, and how Disney fans can gather and interact with each other via this international society. Next, we welcome Jason Garrett, one of the founders of...

Animation Matters at the 43rd Annie Awards

Disney*Pixar’s 'Inside Out’ and ‘Boy and the World’ Win Top Prizes at 43rd Annie Awards The filmmakers behind Disney*Pixar's Inside Out had a lot to cheer about last weekend, when their film "Inside Out" picked up 10 statuettes, including prizes for best animated feature, director Pete Docter, writing (Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley), production design (Ralph Eggleston), music (Michael...

Disneyland Paris Forest of Enchantment

Hello everyone, today we'll take a quick visit to Disneyland Paris, where spring is already in bloom.  - Max DLP Welcome Banners promoting the Disneyland Paris mobile application have been installed.   At the entrance of the park and the Disneyland hotel, the pavement of the central part of Fantasia Gardens is still under renovation. A surprise in Town Square, where the...

The Sweep Spot #176 Disneyland Cast Member Tales from the 60’s

In this episode we welcome a former Disneyland custodial cast member who started in 1965 and left in 1969. He was there during some incredible changes, and not all good changes either. During the building of New Orleans Sq., New Tomorrowland of 1967, Disneyland's 10th anniversary, and more. Plus we have the latest in current events. Look for our book...