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Disneyland’s Napa Rose Restaurant Succeeds to Please

As I have mentioned in my previous articles, I adore wine! So after spending a long, bustling day at the Disneyland Resort recently, my Disneyland companion suggested we unwind by dining and wining at the Napa Rose. Despite my several trips past this enticing restaurant at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, I had yet to grace it with...

Disneyland In The Parks – So Many Pumpkins

Some say that monsters walk the earth. One need only visit a theme park this time of year to see the proof. But, unless you are talking about the increasing crowds, Disneyland's monsters sure are cute. Today's Disneyland update was shot as Mickey's Halloween Party was getting ready to launch for the night and covers some of the interesting...

Yesterland: Hollywood Land Needs Help

The land that is now Hollywood Land has changed over the years—but it still needs many large and small improvements to bring it up to the standards that Disney California Adventure guests now expect. After all, we’ve seen Buena Vista Street and Cars Land. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Hollywood Land Needs Help   When you are done reading, please leave your...

Fab News – Gossip, Jungle Skipper Canteen and Disney News

Hello, Fab Nation! The air here in California reached a brisk 89 degrees today, heralding the entrance of fall and all of the wonderful things it brings, including the MiceChat Invasion of Walt Disney World in less than two weeks! Today's column has gossip, exclusives, tiki goodness and lots of news for you die hard Disney fans. SEA You at the...

Doug Lipp – Remembering Kevin Corcoran

I met Kevin Corcoran during my first visit to The Walt Disney Family Museum. The museum, a gem of Disney heritage situated at the Presidio in San Francisco, California, is a whimsical and deeply thought-provoking acknowledgment of Walt’s accomplishments and values. My wife, Pam, and I were invited by Ron Miller and Diane Disney Miller to attend a special event...

Dateline Disney World – Animal Kingdom Construction

Let's head off the trail and see what's wild at Disney's Animal Kingdom. We are hoping to see some of the changes around the park as it transforms for the 2017 opening of Avatar Land. Let's see what we can find. That is going to wrap things up for this week's column. Do you like the changes you see at...

Fab News – Get Your Luau On!

Sorry I'm late, Fab Newsies. I got hit with several native curses Monday night after the Mahaloween Luau, namely my inhaler reacting really badly with my allergy meds and and accidental slug or three of leaded Featured Tropical Concoction making me groggy. So, I'm a day late, but I'm still here with the good for you! All photos by Noe...

Disney News Round Up: Project Tracker is Back and More

Welcome to this week’s Disney News Round-Up from your friends at MiceChat! We have some great news for you, the Disneyland Project Tracker has started up again on the MiceChat Forums. News and rumors from all the upcoming Disneyland Resort projects are being discussed in detail. Our very own fans of MiceChat also bring us great video, photos and...

RollerCoaster Tycoon World comes to PC on 12/10

Summer’s over, kids are back in school, and theme parks around the country are starting to shut their gates for the long cold winter. Sounds like it’s time to find out how to create our own Theme Parks in a new series on the latest Theme Park Simulation games here on MiceChat. Trains now departing from The Simulation Station! It’s...

Relaunching the Disneyland Resort Project Tracker

Greetings, Dateline Disneylanders! Dateline Disneyland is taking a vacation break this week, so in lieu of a regular park update, we're bringing you a classic MiceChat feature. Back during the height of Disney California Adventure's re-imagining and expansion, I started a popular series of threads on the MiceChat forums that tracked the latest goings-on and construction in both...

Mousetalgia Podcast 364: Mystical Spirits of the Blue Bayou; Disneyland admission prices

Disneyland admission prices - how does the increased cost reflect on the park and its community? We share some thoughts from Disney expert Jeff Kurtti, and share our own reactions to the recent annual pass price increases at the Disney parks. Plus, Mousetalgia reports on Disneyland's Halloween Time - the tricks, the treats, and the differences from years prior....

Micechat’s Sip & Nibble Around the World: The Best Way To Do Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival

I can't believe it has been nine years since we dreamed up the concept of "Sip and Nibble" as we strolled around Epcot's Food and Wine Festival during the very first Micechat Walt Disney World Invasion. We have refined the concept through the years, and we never fail to have a amazingly good time of food, wine and friends....

The Haunted Mansion Show: A Library of Ghost Stories

No house could ever be haunted without a library full of ghost stories. In Gracey Manor, you’ll find yourself immersed with an endless amount of such scary tales, not to mention the marble busts of the greatest ghost writers the literary world has ever known. Our resident librarian, Elizabeth Barrett, will be more than happy to give you a...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding – Famous Directors and Disney Movies

If it's Saturday, it must be "you've Got To Be Kidding." Sit back, relax and enjoy the humor . . . Hollywood history is rife with stories of directors and film projects that almost happened, including such famous examples as Elia Kazan passing on "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", George Cukor being fired from "Gone with the Wind", and...

Yesterland: Disneyland Hotel – Then & Now, Part 2

Throughout its 60 years, the Disneyland Hotel has gained and lost many features. The improvements of 2009 though 2012 arguably make the hotel the best it’s been this century. The Disneyland Hotel is a youthful, good-looking 60-year-old. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Disneyland Hotel - Then & Now, Part 2: 2007 and 2015   When you are done reading, please leave your...

Fab News: The Islands Await

Hello, sweet Fabanistas. The weekend approaches, and for us, it's going to be a busy one! Luau, Baby! There's still time to get tickets for the CHOC Ambassador Luau this Saturday night. There will be food, fun, Disney characters and hula lessons - and much, much more! Click here to buy tickets and/or make a donation to CHOC CHOC Walk in (or Sleep...

It’s a Winter Holiday at Sea Onboard the Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line's very popular Very Merrytime Cruises are back this year aboard the fully decorated Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. As we discovered last year on the Fantasy, it's the perfect way to celebrate winter holidays, starting early November, from Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve. Check out our previous video showcasing the 2015 festivities and...

Dateline Disney World – Pirates Returns and First Signs of Christmas

Aside from Halloween, there are many projects happening around the Magic Kingdom. let's take a look.

Disney News Round Up: Wild and Crazy News Week

Welcome to this week’s Disney News Round-Up! We have lots of big news about Disney prices increase, some of them shocking. Our forums and Facebook has been buzzing about the good and not so good thing about Disney raising the rates. But it is not all bad, we have great trip reports other reviews and always the latest theme...

Fab News: Starry, Spooky, Spectacular

Rebel, Rebel Sarah Michelle Gellar, whom I loved as Kendall Hart in All My Children, will be playing the Seventh Sister (Sithster?) a cunning, evil Inquisitor who wields a wicked lightsaber. She'll be talking about it at New York Comic-Con, but we get a sneak peek of what she has to say about it first: If you ARE going to be...