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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...

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood Begins Tech Rehearsals

FINALLY! The Butterbeer is flowing on the west coast!  Yes, Universal Studios surprised park guests and more than a few persistent Potter fans to a peek inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood.  With an official opening date of April 7th, 2016, the Universal creative team previewed the land close to two months ahead of schedule to the...

Theme Park Studio: Live Parks and Walt Disney World

It's been a while since we've looked at the world of Theme Park Simulation games, so please join me for another visit to The Simulation Station! Today, we're checking out the latest improvements to Theme Park Studio. Theme Park Studio was a game that enjoyed some serious Kickstarter success back in 2014, and the team at Pantera Entertainment have been...

Yesterland: Epcot Wish List – Part 2, Future World Pavilions

By the late 1970s, planning for EPCOT, Walt Disney’s grandest vision, was seriously underway—sort of. It would no longer be Walt’s actual city where innovative companies would showcase ways to improve how people live. With... Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Epcot Wish List - Part 2, Future World Pavilions   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Disney CreativiTREE

Creativity is the spice of life. Imagine Disneyland without all the innovative ideas and theme. Today's Fab News starts off with a project very near and dear to my heart - a project designed to instill Walt Disney's creative values in the hearts of the next generation of dreamers. Plus, I've got a great offer for you, an interesting...

Dateline Disney World – Blooms Prepped for Epcot Flower and Garden Fest

Things are about to bloom at Epcot as the park prepares for the annual Flower and Garden Festival. Black History month is being celebrated throughout the month of February at the American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot. An exhibit of rare art, books and artifacts from African American history are on display inside the pavilion.     More news from around the  Disney World Fancy...

Disney News Round Up: Year of the Monkey and Mardi Gras

MiceChat RoundUpCrew! Happy Lunar New Year, it's the year of the Monkey! Theme Parks on both coasts are celebrating this festive occasion with limited time events and of course special food and menu additions. Though the official celebration lasts until the middle of February, most theme parks hosted their in-park events this past weekend alone.Both Dateline Disneyland and In the...

Fab News: The Fairest Valentine of All, Plus Bears

Hello to all my wonderful MiceChatters and Fab Newsies! I hope you're holding up in this sudden heat. I'm in the middle of moving, and also have a rotten cold. Go figure. Everything will be fine by next weekend. Starbucks has molten chocolate everything! Fab News is sponsored by DVCResaleMarket.com and Patrons like you! Thank you! The Fairest Valentine's Day of...

Mousetalgia Podcast 381: The Silver Banjo Barbecue; Nelbert Chouinard

Mousetalgia welcomes Ron DeFore to the show to discuss "Don DeFore's Silver Banjo Barbecue," which was located in Disneyland from 1957 through 1961. We learn about Ron's father Don, who, as an innovative live television broadcaster, caught Walt Disney's attention and became close to Walt, eventually opening his own barbecue restaurant in Frontierland at Disneyland. Ron talks about the...

Disneyland Resort celebrates Lunar New Year and Annual Passholders

Disney California Adventure turns 15 today and Disney will commemorate the occasion with a special ceremony at the opening of the park this morning. Meanwhile, the park celebrated the Lunar New Year over the weekend and treated Annual Passholders to special events and activities over the week as part of the Resort's AP Days. Over at Disneyland,...

A Final Curtain for Animagique at Disneyland Paris

Hello everyone, today's article is dedicated to the the recently departed and well loved Disneyland Paris show, Animagique. Animagique was a unique black light spectacle which ran approximately 17 minutes in length. To give you a better idea of the show, here's a performance we filmed and edited on January 31, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPmWv7pZ58Q Sunday, January 31, a big part of the Walt...

Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Year of the Monkey

It's that time of year again!  Universal Studios Hollywood brings the Lunar New Year to life inside the Universal Plaza. In the new central hub for the park, guests can walk under a curtain of customary red Chinese lanterns to an impressive plum blossom arch center piece. The polygon-shaped piazza also has banners featuring each of the Chinese Zodiac...

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