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Dateline Disney World – New Hub Nears Completion at the Magic Kingdom

February 19, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, there are lots of things happening at the Magic Kingdom, and we have lots of pictures to share with you. The massive central hub project is…


Garner Holt Productions – Opening Our Doors for a Worthy Cause

February 19, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Howdy! To everyone who was in the audience for the “This Animatronic Life” panel at MiceChat’s 10th Anniversary Weekend, thank you! The response we got—my creative director, Bill Butler, project management lead Tracy Cathey, technical…


Star Wars on the Disney Cruise Line in 2016

February 19, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

In a galaxy (not so) far, far away, Star Wars will board Disney Cruise Line‘s Disney Fantasy for eight select sailings during the first months of 2016. Star Wars Day at Sea will take place once per theme cruise, no doubt celebrating…


Samland: Birth of Walt Disney World Moderate Hotels

February 18, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Welcome to Samland. This week let’s step into the time machine and turn the dial back to August 1984. Walt Disney’s Son-In-Law, Ron Miller, was running Walt Disney Productions and trying new things to keep…


Becoming an Imagineer: Be Your Own Superhero by Inspiring Others

February 18, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Last time I spoke of determination and fighting for your dream. I also spoke of how negativity can tear at your soul if you allow it to get to you. Do you remember when we…

Posted in Terri Hardin


Disney News Round Up: New Colors for Sleeping Beauty Castle and more!

February 18, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

It is that time of the week again for the MiceChat Round up! This week in Disney News we have updates from the Animal Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World and photos from the last…


The Marvel Experience

February 17, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

We have a big report for you today from MiceChat reader, Sooner Jeff,  who recently visited the traveling Marvel Experience.  Settle in, because you’ll feel like you were right there with Jeff by the time…

Posted in Features, Marvel


Luigi’s Flying Tires go flat in Cars Land as Sleeping Beauty Castle gets fresh paint for its 60th Anniversary

February 16, 2015 at 5:05 am | No Comments

Holiday crowds turned out for Valentine’s Day and the long President’s Day weekend as Disneyland continues various refurbishment and enhancement projects in both theme parks. In Disney California Adventure, Luigi’s Flying Tires closes permanently today…


Mousetalgia Podcast 330: D23 events, Mr. Lincoln

February 16, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

D23′s Kristin Rodack joins Mousetalgia this week to discuss D23′s events and features for 2015, many of which were just announced in the past week. From studio events and chances to meet Disney Legends to…


Disneyland Paris Photo Update

February 15, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

We have part one of a massive Disneyland Paris Resort update thanks to Max at DLP Welcome. ~~Rick Bonjours à tous! Here’s the news from Disneyland Paris. Upon arriving, you can see the disappearance of…


The Sweep Spot #147 Sam Gennawey and Universal VS. Disney

February 15, 2015 at 1:41 am | No Comments

In this episode we welcome author Sam Gennawey to discuss his new book Universal VS. Disney. This is a great discussion on the Universal Studios of the past, current state and future.

Posted in The Sweep Spot


Getting “Real” With Fake Theme Park

February 15, 2015 at 1:00 am | 3 Comments

This article is a mock interview with the parody site, Fake Theme Park, which pokes fun at all theme parks in general (including Disney). It is satire. With that out of the way, let’s have…

Posted in Features, Fun


Disneyland Paris Update: Thunder Mesa News

February 14, 2015 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

Alain Littaye has a quick Disneyland Paris update. ED92 sources indicate that Disneyland Paris’ Frontierland area will be closing down soon for a massive and much needed renovation. Let’s hear the news from ED92 with…


South Korea: East Asia Paradise

February 14, 2015 at 1:01 am | 3 Comments

We have a beautiful photo tour of Seoul, South Korea this weekend courtesy of Toby Johnson. Toby covered a lot of ground in the beautiful city while on a layover flying home from Hong Kong.…


Disafterdark Series 3, Episode 7 – DisBeforeDawn

February 13, 2015 at 11:38 pm | No Comments

Today, We are joined by antipodean Disney park fan, Lewis Sutton Lewis posted a question to Facebook for us a few weeks ago before his trip to Disneyland Paris. So we waited until after his…

Posted in Features


Knotts Berry Farm Getting Ready for a Big 2015

February 13, 2015 at 7:17 am | 16 Comments

We have a delightful little update for you today from Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park, California.  It’s the off-season, so most SoCal theme parks, including Knott’s, are empty right now. Of course, Disneyland is…


Disneyland Long Ago, Not-So-Long Ago, and Now: Frontierland

February 12, 2015 at 11:02 pm | 6 Comments

Back in 2009, Yesterland ran a series of “Disneyland Then and Now” articles comparing Disneyland photos from the 1950s to similar photos in 2009. It’s now 2015. Because 2009 is no longer “now,” Werner Weiss…


Colossal Curl Sneek Peek at Adventure Island

February 12, 2015 at 7:00 am | 4 Comments

Adventure Island, Busch Gardens Tampa’s sister water park, recently invited us to a behind-the-scenes tour of their latest water slide under construction, Colossal Curl. True to its name and holding up to four passengers, this…


Disneyland Character Dining – Eat, Drink, and Meet Goofy

February 12, 2015 at 3:00 am | 18 Comments

We all have our beloved Disney attractions and shows. Whether you run to obtain fastpass for Space Mountain or you wait a full hour before the scheduled parade show time, we all have our must-see,…


Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #126 – 2015 and Beyond

February 12, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

A lot of things happened at the Universal theme parks in 2014 and we covered as much as we could on the show, But! what will 2015 bring? This year sees the 25th anniversary of…