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Disneyland Paris Halloween 2017

It's Halloween at Disneyland Paris and there's a lot to see. But is it as good as previous years? Let's take a look. Due to the 25th anniversary of the park, Halloween decorations on Main Street USA were transferred to Frontierland. As a result, aside from some castle area decor, only Frontierland is decorated for Halloween this year. ...

Yesterland: Neighbors of Aulani – Past, Present, and Future

Aulani—officially Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i—opened August 2011 at the Ko Olina Resort on the western coast of O‘ahu. Disney’s island extravaganza stood between the oldest resort at Ko Olina and a large vacant parcel. What was once the oldest resort is now the newest. And the vacant parcel will become a $2 billion resort. Read...

DCA Photo Update – Cuckoo for Coco

Did you catch the MiceAge Update on Tuesday? It seems that crowded feeling you were getting in the parks was actually record attendance for the resort. But it's for good reason . . . Halloween in both parks and all new decorations for DCA in particular give guests a reason to return.  Best of all, because of the success...

MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – More Boo For You

While crowds during the Halloween season have been slowly building the past few years, last month's debut of all-new Halloween overlays at DCA's most popular locations have sent the crowd levels through the roof in the past two weeks. DCA has already made new attendance records the past two Fridays, surpassing the numbers in the park that arrived to...

Epcot Celebrates 35 Years with the D23 Fanniversary!

October 1st, 1982 the theme park industry would never be the same. Walt's concept for a futuristic city was abandoned after his death, and the concept would go on to become Epcot Center. A theme park ahead of it's time and destined for rapid change. But as technology began to outpace the budget of attraction updates, Epcot fell out...

Disneyland Photo Update – It’s an October Thing

As expected, Halloween has been a blockbuster at Disneyland. Big crowds show up to the sold out Mickey's Halloween Parties and the weekends in particular reach packed conditions in the parks. Disney has certainly orchestrated a change in patterns that has turned the off season into one of the busiest seasons of the year. Let's take a look around...

Disney News Roundup: Star Wars Rising, Halloween Crowding, and Jingle Cruise Sailing Away

Welcome to the MiceChat Disney News Roundup! This weekend in 1971, the Magic Kingdom in Florida opened its gates to the public. The same weekend in 1982, EPCOT center celebrated its grand opening. The Walt Disney World resort would fast become a destination for tourists near and far. From Halloween Horror nights to Mickey’s Not So Scary Parties, we have you...

The Sweep Spot # 219 Audio Animatronics, Authors, and more!

In this episode we talk about Audio Animatronics at Disneyland, we talk briefly about the history and what attractions at Disneyland has them, plus a discussion about our recent tour of Garner Holt Productions, and author Chris Ware, and the latest in the Disneyland Current Events. For info on our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

Hypnotic Fright Fest at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Fright Fest 2017 made its debut at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on September 23, and with the discounted Haunted House Pass purchased during the annual Labor Day Flash Sale lurking in my phone I set out to see what's happening at the park this year. Let's take a look. The Harbor Stage just inside the entrance still hosts The Awakening...

Disneyland Resort Update – Star Wars, Halloween, and Talking Mickey

Spooky greetings one and all. We find ourselves at a revitalized Disney California Adventure today. Halloween is the news of the day, but there's a lot more for us to look at. We'll also journey through Downtown Disney and spy on the current state of Star Wars Land construction. BUENA VISTA STREET Oogie Boogie has worked his magic on Buena Vista...

Yesterland: One City, Two Moonliners

Would you like to travel to the Moon? Consider starting your trip in Kansas City, Missouri. It’s the only the city in America with two TWA Moonliner rockets. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: One City, Two Moonliners When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

David Koenig: Disneyland Torpedoes the Jingle Cruise

At the Disneyland Resort, there’s no time to visit quite like the holidays, with gorgeous decorations, lights, familiar favorites like the It’s a Small World holiday makeover, and new features, like Disney California Adventure’s new take on the popular Festive Foods Marketplaces, presenting a side-by-side mix of holiday comfort dishes that bridge many diverse cultures and family traditions. But there...

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27 Review and Photos

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week, we are taking a look at three different nights spent at Halloween Horror Nights 27, one of which was the media party that Universal was kind enough to invite us to. Let's go! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); amzn_assoc_placement =...

Disneyland Paris Opens Villages Nature

Max returns with a spectacular review of Disneyland Paris' ambitious new nature park with naturalistic accommodations. There's something new at the Disneyland Paris Resort, Villages Nature. While it is a tourist area which contains a water recreation area, this isn't a theme park. But it is something unique, beautiful and of ecological interest. Let's take a look. Villages Nature is an...

Disneyland Photo Update – Halloween Time Crowd Surge

It's time for another Disneyland Update. As in years past, Halloween is PACKING the parks. And there are lots of things that the Disney fans crave right now aside from the amazing rides and pumpkin decorations. I was also inspired to do a special feature for you at the end of today's article. Let's take a look around. HALLOWEEN IN...

Mousetalgia Podcast 466: John Ratzenberger, Disney-inspired merchandise

This week, Mousetalgia has an emporium of topics. First, Magical Memories in Las Vegas hosts a grand opening extravaganza with the cast and crew of the original Beauty and the Beast animated classic, and we are celebrating along with them with a recap and an extraordinary sweepstakes. Then, we share an article about unofficial Disney merchandise created by fans,...

California’s Great America Celebrates 10 Years of Haunt

Theme parks have been raising a ruckus about anniversaries since the Disneyland Tencennial in 1965; and speaking of ten year milestones, the Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America hits that mark this very year with all new Scare Zones, a new show, two new mazes and, perhaps most exciting, the restoration of The Demon to its proper glory! Friday the...

Disney News Roundup: Elvira’s last year and more Halloween fun!

Welcome to the MiceChat Disney News Roundup! HalloweenTime is officially here .. whether your ready or not! Disneyland resort recently unveiled many exciting new Halloween additions to both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Not to be outdone both Universal Studios and Knotts Berry Farm have unique Halloween experiences not to be missed. The RoundUp has all the latest on Halloween and...

Knott’s Scary Farm 2017 – Masters of the Dark

We just returned from opening night of Knott's Scary Farm and it was an unbelievably entertaining evening. There are 9 mazes this year, 10 if you include the Log Ride overlay, and almost every one of them is a solid effort. But the real star of this year's event is Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, in her rousing farewell...

Yesterland: Retro Space Mountain

Space Mountain lets you travel through space inside a structure that futurists H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and Leonardo da Vinci might have imagined. This giant copper kettle with a green patina represents an ingenious relic from a much earlier era. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Retro Space Mountain When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.