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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...

Universal Orlando Rings in 2016 with Kong and Construction Walls

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week we're looking at both parks and the many changes on the way. Let's go! That does it for this week's column. Are you excited about Kong and Hulk coming this summer, as well as a hotel? How about Fallon, Fast and Furious, and a water park the year after that?...

Disney News Round Up: Star Wars, Aladdin and the Last Days on the River

MiceChat RoundUpCrew! This past Sunday, guests at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure said goodbye…making some final memories to both opening day attractions and more recent but still beloved experiences and shows.As the Disneyland resort moves forward into that challenging and promised future, both Fab News and Dateline Disneyland take time to provide pictorial farewells and recaps of the weekend...

Shanghai Disneyland Opening Date Finally Set

June 16th will be the magic day for Disney's newest theme park, Shanghai Disneyland. The much anticipated Chinese park is long overdue and way over budget, but the pain should all be worth it as Disney attempts to penetrate the world's 2nd largest economy. Anything that helps Disney sell Star Wars, Marvel, Pirates and Princess merchandise and movie tickets...

Disneyland’s Rivers of America close for extended period as Star Wars expansion begins

Disneyland's historic Rivers of America and Disneyland Railroad saw their final guests over the weekend as they closed to undergo major changes to accommodate the upcoming Star Wars-themed expansion coming to the park. The River will be rerouted, a change which will effectively reduce its size and the Railroad will receive a new path that hugs the River's...

UPDATED! Fab News: A Fun Farewell To Disneyland’s River

Here's the photo Disney just released of the way the Rivers of America will look upon completion of the project at Disneyland. Is Star Wars Land open yet? I hate waiting! Editors Note. Andy Castro's Dateline Disneyland and Fab News are switching places today to allow Andy more time to update you on all the changes coming to the Disneyland...

Mousetalgia Podcast 377: SacAnime convention; “The Force Awakens”

Travel back to the New World, out to Halloween Town, and off to a galaxy far, far away this week as Mousetalgia takes you to SacAnime, a convention for anime fans held biannually in Sacramento, CA. Jeff reviews the convention and talks to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman about Star Wars, and offers excerpts of panel discussions...

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...