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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...

Mice MOMS – The Amazing Minnie Wreath Your Kids Will Love

Hello Everyone, Happy New Year!!! My girls are sitting together on the couch all cuddled up warm and watching Disney's Pirate Fairies while I just made myself a cappuccino (the powdered kind ... does that count?) and I'm sitting here ready to share my tutorial with you for the Giant Minnie Wreath I told you about in my first article...

Yesterland: Off Kilter at Epcot

Welcome to the Yester-Epcot Canada pavilion. Your park guidemap indicates that the attraction here is O’ Canada in Circle-Vision 360, but the real attraction is on your show schedule. It’s Off Kilter—playing high-energy Celtic rock...  Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Off Kilter at Epcot   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Farewell 2015, Hello Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow

// Happy New Year's Eve to one and all! If you're staying home, I hope you have a fun and comfy night, if you're out, I hope you have a fun and festive one, and if you're in any kind of medical, fire, law enforcement or emergency services on duty, I hope you are bored to tears with nothing...

Your Guide to New Year’s Eve 2016 at the Disneyland Resort

The New Year is almost here and with it will come a myriad of changes for Disneyland. But before Star Wars Land moves in, the Resort will bid farewell to 2015 and ring in 2016. From Main Street to Paradise Pier, the Disneyland Resort is always a great choice to ring in the new year - and...

Walt Disney World Year in Review 2015

Hello, and welcome to a special edition of Dateline Disney World! This week, we're looking back at 2015 to review all changes and happenings that took place at WDW. What were the hits and misses of the year for you?   2015 was a crazy year, and things continue to change at Walt Disney World. We'll be there to cover all...

Fab News: Disney Happy Holiday Hangover

Fab News delivers a jam packed end of year Disney news update from Disneyland, Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland. Arendelle delayed at Tokyo DisneySea, New Years Eve options at Disney World, and a MiceChat interview with the Force Behind Lucasfilm, President/Producer Kathleen Kennedy!

Gilroy Gardens Holiday Lights

With its lush flora and thick groves of trees, Gilroy Gardens is certainly the most beautiful of the Bay Area’s theme parks. And even the loss of foliage upon the onset of winter won’t diminish the appeal with the installation of Holiday Lights, when the loss of leaves is soothed by the twinkle of millions of colorful bulbs that...