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Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Opens Tonight

Universal Studios Hollywood is kicking off the season with the opening of their popular Halloween Horror Nights event for 2015 tonight, September 18th.  The event will bring to life some of the scariest scenes in horror film history as guests are invited to step into the screen and through their worst nightmares.  The full maze roster includes Halloween: Michael...

Yesterland: The Inn At The Park

It’s been a long day. You’re tired, so you decide to spend the night nearby. You use a convenient pay phone at the park exit to call the Disneyland Hotel. But—sorry—there are no vacancies for tonight. The friendly reservationist suggests a room at The Inn At The Park instead.  Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Yesterland: The Inn At The Park   When...

The Spark – Cheers to My Mentor Garner Holt

Fellow MiceChatters, this is The Spark.  In this space, I’ll discuss what it’s like to pursue a career in themed entertainment, trends and developments in the industry, and Disney and otherwise related items on theme park and immersive entertainment history, culture, and more.  I hope you’ll enjoy the ride. Today is the 55th birthday of the man who has made...

Fact or Analysis? 13 Concerns about the Walt Disney Documentary on PBS

Four hours to tell the story of Walt Disney… How do you capture 65 years of accomplishments and achievements and still properly tell the life story of the man behind the magic in such a short time frame? American Experience on PBS attempted to achieve this monumental task, showing the world that Walt Disney was neither sinner nor saint,...

Fab News: Hit and Miss-tory

So, how did you feel about the Walt Disney thing on PBS? Don't hold back. Check out the comments from Fab News day before yesterday - people have been having a really great conversation with almost no personal attacks and very few logical fallacies. Lots of opinions, though, which are completely welcome! Love them, because they usually come from...

Disney Springs Construction Update

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! Today, we're taking a look at the progress on the Disney Springs project at Downtown Disney. That's it for this week. Do you like what you see at Disney Springs? Let us know in the comments! If you appreciate what we do here and would like to support Dateline Disney World, you can shop...

Disney News Round Up: Essential First Looks, Aladdin Frozen Out, and Halloween Treats

Welcome to this week’s Disney News Round-Up! Our MiceChat Forums are back and we encourage you to join in the great discussions, trip reports and all the fun! This week we have news that Aladdin, the Musical Spectacular, is on the way out in January and Frozen is on the way in - do you love it or hate...

Fab News: 21 Royal Street Opens at Disneyland

 A Look at 21 Royal Street We have a totally glamorous first look at the all-new 21 Royal Street dining room at Disneyland courtesy of an early guest. But first, what exactly IS 21 Royal Street? Well, 21 Royal Street is an exquisite new dining experience which opened at Disneyland on September 11th. We've been sharing photos of work being done...

Disneyland scales back Halloween Time as Disney California Adventure prepares for more ‘Frozen’

Disneyland's popular Halloween Time is back for its annual run. The offerings are a bit scaled back this year but marquee offerings such as Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy are ready to scare up some fun. In Disney California Adventure, Disney has gotten an ice-cold response to news that a "Frozen" musical would replace...

Mousetalgia Podcast 360: Star Wars Land; Peter Renaday

Mousetalgia jumps to the Outer Rim this week to talk about Star Wars Land, and we offer our take on the recent news about the planned 14-acre galactic space port. We discuss how guests will enter the land, and wonder "What about Star Tours?" We compare the "orange crates" from 2013's D23 Expo (which suggested upcoming Tattooine-based attractions) vs....

Tre Pan’s Favorite Water Slides in Central California

Please welcome Tre Pan to MiceChat. Tre has a long history with water park attractions and has some interesting videos to share of some of his personal favorite Central California slides! Overview: Central California has a great variety of waterparks and waterslides ranging from vintage slides like “The Rampage” to the latest and greatest such as “Riptide.”  I recently went...

Voices of Disney Parks (from Scare LA 2015)

On the weekend of August 8 and 9, 2015, Scare LA, once again, graced Southern California with its spooky goodness and creepy enthusiasm, but this time in Pasadena, CA. The podcast below is the first of THREE Scare LA Convention recordings that the Season Pass Podcast will publish.  So...up to bat, “Disembodied Spirits: Voice-Over Experts” presentation, hosted by LA Times Funland Blogger, Brady...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding – The Expo You Cannot Know About

You've Got To Be Kidding is parody. Sit back, relax and have a good time. . . Earlier this week I received the following email.  I am not entirely sure what to make of it.  I will just have to let you read and decide for yourself. It was with great interest that I read your recent piece about the D19...

Disneyland Welcomes Halloween Time Today

It's the most wonderful time of the year for me!  No, not Christmas silly.  It's Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort!  Today is the official launch of all of the wonderful Halloween Time attractions including Ghost Galaxy, Haunted Mansion Holiday, and more. Today we share the latest news and info from Disneyland.  We will also be updating this article...

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 25 Preview

It's that time of the year again, ladies and gentleman. Universal Studios Florida becomes the capital of terror at Halloween Horror Nights! We were lucky enough to attend a media preview at Universal Orlando Resort this week and will share with you all the news about the haunted houses, street entertainment, shows, and more. We were also among the...

Yesterland: Popnology

Although it’s not an exhibit about Disney, Popnology at LACF has quite a few references to Walt Disney and Disneyland. That’s not surprising, given how Walt Disney was a pop culture visionary who advanced and promoted technology.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Yesterland: Popnology   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Disney Everything Everywhere

That's Not Frozen Fever Some unintended excitement came to the future home of Anna, Elsa and their friends in the form of a small fire yesterday at Epcot. The fire started in a construction area for the new Frozen Ever After attraction, and both Reedy Creek and Orange County Fire Rescue were called to the scene at 4:20PM. (No.) The...

Epcot Food And Wine Festival Moving In

Cheers dear readers. The Epcot Food and Wine Festival is rapidly moving into the park and we'd love to share the images with you. Plus, read all the way to the end for information on MiceChat's epic annual "Sip and Nibble" event to be held on October 23rd. We sure would love to see you there!       Are you excited about...

Fab News: Long Weekend and Plans Ahead

Labor Day weekend is over, MiceChateers, but don't be glum - it just means a shorter work week for you Monday to Friday folks, right? It seems that as soon as I finish something, I have ten more things to finish. FandomVerse Expo Dusty Sage drove sensei Terri Hardin and me out to the middle of Foster Farms Chickens skateboard commercialville,...

MiceChat Podcast: Dishing the Dirt on Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Avatar

You never know what Doug and Dusty are going to say, or who they'll run into. Just imagine the hijinks when they storm Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim to find out what's new and what's next. They are taking no prisoners and holding back no opinion on Avatar Land, Shanghai Disneyland, Star Wars Land and Marvel. Some of which...