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D23 Expo In-Depth: George Lucas, Johnny Depp and more named Disney Legends

Disney kicked off is big D23 Expo last weekend with the special Disney Legends Awards ceremony. The biennial award ceremony honors Disney employees that have made a lasting impact on the company in a variety of areas — from Parks and Resorts to Animation to Music to Administration. This year, the pre-announced list of Legends Award recipients were...

Disney Cruise Line at D23 Expo 2015

D23 Expo 2015 featured the Disney Cruise Line to a lesser extent this time around, but it did present a fun announcement roundup panel titled "Experience the World with Disney: Adventures by Disney, Aulani, Disney Cruise Line, and Disney Vacation Club" nonetheless. Aulani was highlighted much as it has been in the past by passionate imagineer Joe Rohde, and Disney...

Knott’s Renovating Ghostrider and removing Screamin’ Swing

Today Knotts Berry Farm quietly announced plans to close the celebrated wooden coaster, Ghostrider, for an extensive refurbishment.  They have also announced plans to remove Screamin' Swing, the up-charge attraction, from Calico Square. All of this in preparation for the upcoming 75th anniversary of Ghost Town which will be celebrated next year. Opened on December 8th, 1998, GhostRider is the...

D23 Expo In-Depth: Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Pavilion takes you to Shanghai Disneyland and Pandora

A highlight of the D23 Expo show floor is always the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts pavilion where Walt Disney Imagineering pulls back the curtain to give you an a sneak peek at the latest and greatest coming to Disney Parks. This year, the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts pavilion showcased the upcoming Shanghai Disney Resort in exhaustive...

HUGE Changes Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hot off of the D23 Expo, there is big news of change coming to Hollywood Studios. So, we headed to the park this week to take a look at where some of these projects may go. Let's check it out! One rumor has Star Wars land taking over the Echo Lake area of the Hollywood Studios. The expansion could wrap...

D23 Expo News Round Up is here!

Welcome to a very special edition of the MiceChat Disney News Round-Up ! This week we have collected all the information from the D23 Expo 2015 into one place so you can get all the Disney news you crave! If you attended the Expo, please comment below and let us know about your experience. What did you like, what...

D23 Expo In-Depth: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announces Star Wars, Toy Story Land, and more

The big 2015 D23 Expo weekend has come and gone and after four years without any significant Disney Parks and Resorts announcements at D23 Expo, this year Disney finally delivered. The biggest news, of course, was the announcement of major new Star Wars expansions at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, making the Parks and Resorts presentation the...

Fab News: Attractionistas

You can't swing a lightsaber without hitting D23 EXPO news, some of which I will be delving into later this week, and if you spent even a little time online this past weekend, you probably have a good idea of what the major announcements and news entail. Let's look at some of the things that happened off-campus this past...

Mousetalgia Podcast 356: From the mailbag

Team Mousetalgia answers your email this week as we recover from the D23 Expo weekend. Topics include: places to find a drink at the resort; the best way to search the Mousetalgia archives; Haunted Mansion Holiday facts; the Disneyland Legacy Collection CD set discussed; CV Wood's Heritage Square; "When You Wish" - a Disney stage show currently performing in...

D23 Expo from the Show Floor: Walt Disney Studios, Disney Animation and Pixar!

Day 1 of the D23 Expo is now in the books and as we get into Day 2, here's a quick look at the Walt Disney Studios, Disney Animation, and Pixar Animation pavilions, all clustered together on the show floor. Disney Studios features lots of promo for the upcoming Alice Through the Looking Glass and Star Wars: The...

D23 Expo from the Show Floor: Shanghai Disneyland at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Pavilion

Everything you wanted to know about Disney's latest resort, Shanghai Disneyland is on display at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts pavilion at this year's D23 Expo. The pavilion showcases this very unique new park, set to open in spring of 2016. From the park, to its two hotels, and the Disney Town shopping district, the Parks...

D23 Expo 2015 First Look: Walt Disney Archives presents Disneyland The Exhibit

D23 Expo is here! Today we give you a special first look at the Walt Disney Archives presents Disneyland: The Exhibit, the largest exhibit ever staged by the Walt Disney Archives at the D23 Expo. The exhibit showcases amazing artifacts, props, animatronics, ephemera, documents, photos, collectibles and more from Disneyland's rich 60-year history. The Walt Disney...

Changes Continue at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The grunt of a gorilla, the scream of guests cascading down Everest mountain, the call of a parrot . . . and the promises of Pandora. . . let's see what's new at Disney's Animal Kingdom. That's all we've got for this week. Please let us know what you think in the comments below. Thanks for reading! If you appreciate what...

Universal Studios Hollywood Park update

Welcome to Universal Studios Hollywood!  We have a great update in store for you today from the entertainment capital of Los Angeles. We begin with pics of the developing entry plaza at the front of the park. Next we see that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter continues to grow by leaps and bounds as the arch of Hogsmeade gets...

Yesterland: 60 Closings in 60 Years — Part 1: 1955 to 1984

But this is Yesterland. So here’s Part 1 of a list of something that CLOSED each year since Disneyland opened. I picked just one for each year. Some years, there were quite a few others. Other years, it was hard to find even one.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: 60 Closings in 60 Years — Part 1: 1955 to 1984   When...

Your Guide to D23 Expo 2015: 23 Must-Do Panels, Show Floor Highlights, MiceChat booth schedule, more!

Are you ready for the D23 Expo? Disney's biennial D23 Expo returns this year to the Anaheim Convention Center and brings together every corner of the Walt Disney Company. Expectations are at an all-time high as fans eagerly anticipate new sneak peeks at Disney's upcoming Star Wars films, details on Marvel's upcoming Civil War, new theme park projects,...

Fab News: D23 Expo Expectations

It's Almost Here! AAAUGH!!! Many people view the oncoming...I mean upcoming D23 EXPO - sorry, I mean #D23EXPO with a combination of exhilaration and panic. There's so much to do and see! Also, there's SO much to do and see! How do you manage? One thing you can do is head on over to Andy Castro's D23 EXPO Guide. Another...

Disney News Round Up: Star Wars is Incoming, D23 and more !

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome! The Round Up of MiceChat articles and Disney news. This week we have a great MiceAge Disneyland rumor update that spills the beans on what may be coming to the Disneyland Resort. I hope you all love Star Wars! Also, this is the week for D23 Expo. Are you excited to go? Just as a reminder,...

MiceChat at the D23 Expo – Your Passport to Prizes, Celebrities and Fun

The D23 Expo is almost here. While you are exploring the wonderful world of Disney, don't miss a trip to the MiceChat aisle in Hall B. We invite you to visit MiceChat.com and The Walt Disney Birthplace at the D23 Expo (booths – B1210 and B1212). It will be a weekend full of amazing guests and surprises. Here are just some...

MiceAge Disneyland Update: Padawans, Parking, and Record Profits

Summer is sizzling at Disneyland as the 60th drives record attendance and profits. As all eyes turn to the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend, we'd like to update you on some long simmering projects which may or may not be publicly announced this weekend. Since we last updated you, much has changed and some advanced plans...