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Fab News: “Good” Bonus Material, Classic Disney TV and more

Hello, and thanks for all the well wishes! I'm still (sort of) obeying doctor's orders (and missing AP days, dash it all!) but it gave me time to catch up on some video, including finding some old chestnuts from the 70s and 80s that Disney put out to celebrate theme park milestones. (Like the 60th Anniversary special, they were...

Demolition clears the way for Star Wars at Disneyland as Universal Studios previews Harry Potter

Sunday night's big two-hour TV special on Disneyland's 60th Anniversary may have disappointed audiences with embarrassingly little real Disneyland-related content but the actual parks continue through the winter off-season with big changes underway. At Disneyland, demolition is quickly getting underway backstage as the park's massive Star Wars expansion gets moving. Disney California Adventure, meanwhile, will soon bid...

Mousetalgia Podcast 383: Disneyland AP Days and dining reviews

Team Mousetalgia brings you dueling trip reports on today's episode of the show as we discuss the current Annual Passholder Days happening this month at Disneyland Park. Kristen gets adventurous while Jeff trips the park fantastic, but the rare character photo ops leave Kristen stewing and Jeff hopping. Other topics of discussion include Disneyland's new Inspired Photography, the state...

Disney Zootopia: An Adventuous Ride On The Wild Side (Film Review)

When it comes to animated films, it seems like the past decade has had it's fill of animal characters. From cuddly hamsters to smart alecky birds, there has been no shortage of these family films that seem to pander more to the children than adults. Many moviegoers could argue that Hollywood has run out of ideas and started recycling...

DoomBuggies Spook Show Episode 15: Joshua Williamson on Marvel’s “Haunted Mansion”

On this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show, host Jeff Baham speaks with comic book writer Joshua Williamson about Marvel's new Disney Kingdoms title, "The Haunted Mansion." Williamson talks about his history as an artist, his interest in Disney's Haunted Mansion, and his trek through Disney fandom. We talk about how he goes about creating characters for this enigmatic...

Fab News: In a Chinese Theater Far Far Away

It's been quite a week: movie premieres, DCA News, a new wizard, oh . . . and I'm in the middle of a big move and managed to come down with pneumonia. But fear not, this drugged up blogette loves you too much to leave you alone at the keyboard. Here's what I dug up for you: Projections Look Good...

Yesterland: Epcot Wish List – Part 3, World Showcase

It was the 1970s. If national governments were willing to build pavilions at temporary world’s fairs, surely they would jump at the chance to promote their culture, commerce, and tourism using Disney showmanship at World Showcase. It didn’t work out that way... Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Epcot Wish List - Part 3, World Showcase   When you are done reading, please leave...

Busch Gardens Cobra’s Curse Construction Tour

Busch Gardens Tampa invited us to a behind-the-scenes hard hat tour of their newest coaster that is currently under construction, Cobra's Curse. We have to applaud Busch Gardens for adding a bit of a backstory to the ride, which is basically as follows: Around 2,000 years ago, in Ancient Egypt, there was a Snake God that had a following and they...

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.