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Disney News Round Up: MiceChat Anniversary Weekend Adventures

MiceChat RoundUpCrew! We are in a celebratory mood this week at the Roundup! With Micechat celebrating 11 wonderful years this coming weekend, we wanted to make sure you had all the details needed so you can come celebrate with us. Fab news has all the necessary information on the different and amazing events happening at Disneyland and beyond! Of course there are...

Step into Disneyland Railroad history as Star Wars Land construction gets underway

Walls have gone up in Critter Country and Frontierland as Disneyland gets started in earnest on its new 14-acre Star Wars-themed expansion. The first major step, besides reshuffling and moving backstage facilities, is rerouting the Rivers of America and Disneyland Railroad. Railroad tracks have already been removed and trees along the river are tagged for removal as...

Mousetalgia Podcast 379: Arrow Development, Star Wars Half Marathon

Mousetalgia's own Dave Breiland ran the Star Wars Half Marathon at Disneyland Resort as the park finally started closing much of Frontierland in anticipation of the construction of the new Star Wars galaxy, and he reports from the event and the status of the parks. Covering everything from Elton John performing a surprise concert to some food reviews, we...

Dining at the Parks – Steakhouse 55

Recently, Dining in the Parks has visited several popular quick service / grab & go restaurants. Though it's also a treat to walk thru Downtown Disney, enjoying the atmosphere, great shopping and dining and just steps away from Downtown Disney, is the famous Disneyland hotel. If you’re looking for a great meal, Goofy’s Kitchen and Trader Sam’s enchanted tiki bar, will get...

Star Wars Boards Disney Cruise Line with Full Force

As a cruise travel journalist, I've had the recent pleasure of covering Disney Cruise Line's latest Star Wars offerings onboard both the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy. The Dream now sports the wonderfully imaginative Star Wars: Millennium Falcon kids space, and the Fantasy is hosting a series of exceptional Star Wars Day at Sea theme cruises. I invite you...

Fab News: Reasons to Celebrate

I saw a peanut stand, heard a rubber band and seen a needle wink its eye. But I be done seen about everything, when I see an elephant fly. A part of the current restorations on the attraction, one of the large bull elephants was hoisted out of the jungle by helicopter. Cool! It's 2016 and I'm ready to celebrate. What...

Yesterland: Sun Wheel

It’s not a Ferris Wheel. It’s the Sun Wheel. The California Sun smiles at you from the center of the 160-foot diameter amusement wheel. (This is an expanded update to an article originally published at Yesterland in 2009.) Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Sun Wheel   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

The Stroller Survival Guide For Your Disney Vacation

I know, I know. The words that can strike fear in the hearts (and ankles!) of park-goers everywhere. Strollers!!! But here’s the deal, if you’re frequenting an extremely child-friendly destination such as the Disney Parks, they’re gonna be there. So, let’s save the admonishments for another day (in fact, we’ve already had that battle here on Park Wise). Today...

Many closures coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Big changes are on the way to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Let's take a look at many of the things that will be closing soon. That does it for this week! How ready are you to see things start getting prepared for Star Wars Land? Will you be sad to see Lights! Motors! Action! go? Let us know in the...

Disney News Round Up: From Menace to Closures

MiceChat RoundUpCrew! Though spring break is still a couple months away, local theme parks can't take a moment to rest. New attractions and experiences are finishing up or just getting underway. With Disneyland now officially starting construction on Star Wars land, we have one last Ode to the River. A beautiful and thoughtful look at Disneyland past, present and future....

MiceAge Disneyland Update – The Phantom Menace

It’s been a week since Disneyland shut down five attractions from the 1950’s to begin the massive construction on the biggest expansion of the park in its 60 year history. While fleets of bulldozers, dump trucks and industrial wood chippers began arriving on the Anaheim property a few days ago, similarly big changes were happening up in Glendale at...

Fab News: Good News for Walt Disney Imagineering

This is the week, for a decade or so, that me and my family would pack up and make the long, long flight from Honolulu to (usually) Chicago and then to Florida for ten days or so in Orlando. The Contemporary Resort tower, Magic Kingdom view was a wallet-draining 212.00 per night, but we'd spend two nights there and...

Disneyland gets ready for Star Wars construction as the off season arrives

Disneyland's winter off-season is now in full swing but despite numerous attractions being closed for refurbishment or construction, crowds continue to hit the parks to see Disneyland's ongoing 60th Anniversary celebration. Among the closures is, of course, the Rivers of America and Disneyland Railroad which will undergo major changes as part of the park's huge 14-acre Star Wars-themed...

Mousetalgia Podcast 378: Back to the mailbag

Team Mousetalgia goes back to the mailbag to answer your pressing questions this week, with hot topics including the edible plants of Tomorrowland; touring Disneyland with 80-year-olds; storing and displaying blu-ray discs; discussing the best place to start a day inside the park; hiring professional photographers for shoots inside the park; tips and tricks for traveling north for the...

An Ode to the River and Happier Times at Disneyland

Join us as we welcome a special guest editorial by Jon Nadelberg about the shortening of the Rivers of America and what it says about changes at the Walt Disney Company and how Disneyland is run. Some may be aware that Disney is about to place a new Star Wars land in their Anaheim theme park. This involves ripping out...

The Sweep Spot 174 Tour of Disneyland 1986

In this episode we take a virtual tour of Disneyland in the year 1986. This year was very interesting because there were still attractions from the early days and the 70s, like America Sings, Country Bear Jamboree, and more. We go through each land and mention or discuss the attractions that were there in 1986. There was plenty going...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: Tom Sawyer Island Occupation

You've Got To Be Kidding is parody. Sit back and enjoy. The following news bulletin was just released by YGTBK news: It has been confirmed that a militia group of Disney fans calling themselves "Disney Citizens for Disneyland Freedom" has occupied the fenced-off, northern section of Tom Sawyer Island saying they will remain until Disney "stops the tyranny of wholesale abandonment of original attractions...

Universal Studios Hollywood Just About Ready for Harry Potter

Welcome back to Universal Studios Hollywood and the impending arrival of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  The opening date for this new land has been announced and signs of life are already apparent.  You should get your annual passes now because you are really going to want to hang out in this park.  A soft opening might happen...

Yesterland: Future World, Then, and Then and Now, Part 2

Yesterland presents part 2 of a 2-part article comparing photos of Future World in the early 2000s, 2008, and 2015 (based on a Yesterland article from 2008). Do you like the changes? Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Yesterland: Future World, Then, and Then and Now, Part 2 When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Is Star Wars Land Worthy of Discovery Bay?

A Very Fabulous Tea? Hi! Before we start: I'm sure everyone knows about the Tea coming to Steakhouse 55 starting January 22. What I'd like to know is, who'd like to get all dolled up and go with me on opening day - or would another day be better to get a group of MiceChatters together? Looks like Mid-Century rather...