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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: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0cZ4_du1OI] If you ARE going to...

DoomBuggies Spook Show #14: The Hat Box Ghost, The Ghost Host, and the Queen of Halloween

Bridget Marquardt, the "Queen of Halloween," joins this jam-packed holiday edition of the DoomBuggies Spook Show to share some tips for celebrating Halloween as we dive into the fall season. Imagineer Daniel Joseph joins us to talk about the triumphant return of the Hat Box Ghost to Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, and to discuss some of the obstacles that WDI...

Disneyland raises prices again as it prepares to close major attractions for Star Wars construction

It was a huge news week for Disneyland, as rumors hit the web early last week of major changes coming to Disneyland's Rivers of America as part of the park's upcoming Star Wars-themed expansion. Surprisingly, Disney quickly began confirming parts of the rumor about closures and rerouting the Rivers of America and Disneyland Railroad via social media. The...

You’re Invited to a CHOC Luau at the Disneyland Hotel

It's October, and that means even more to us Disneyland-loving folks than Ghost Galaxy and pumpkin beignets - it means that it's time for the annual CHOC Walk in the Park! My pally puts it best: "NEW MAGIC HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS YEAR’S EVENT! As part of this year’s event, CHOC Children’s is hosting its first CHOC Walk Ambassador’s Luau on Saturday, October 10,...

Mousetalgia Podcast 363: Author interviews – Cleaning the Kingdom and The Disney Book

It's a week of Mousetalgia book reports! First, Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, authors of "Cleaning the Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt's Dream Spotless" join Mousetalgia to talk about their new book, which is all about the duties and experiences of the custodial team at Disneyland. Discover the perks to working as a sweeper, the best lands to...

Villains Rule Disneyland Paris at Halloween

By Max Fan, DLP Welcome on Instagram We are ecstatic that Disneyland Paris Resort's month long Halloween Celebration has begun! The season has started with a lot of surprises. Despite the ongoing renovations taking place, Main Street USA has been decorated for the season. In another surprising move, the ghosts of Main Street have descended from their previous perches on the buildings...

The Sweep Spot Ep.165 History of the Haunted Mansion Part 1

In this episode we start to look at the history of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. This is not a complete history, but there was quite a bit of research put into this to make it a good look at the history. We look at the beginnings of the Mansion where it was supposed to be a walk through...

Knotts Scary Farm 2015 Full Review

Last week, the original halloween haunt, Knott's Scary Farm, opened its gates for the 2015 season. This year, there are 11 haunted attractions, 3 scare zones, and over 1,000 monsters waiting for you in the fog.  Yes, you will be scared . . . but you'll also be delighted. For 2015, we have an impressive and varied line-up of experiences to...

Would You Have The Guts To Send This Memo To Walt Disney?

Today is the birthday of Van France, Disney Legend and founder of the Disney University. While he has been gone since 1999, his legend lives on. Today's tribute to Van is from Disney U author, Doug Lipp, who worked with Van and who continues to evangelize his message.   - Dusty “Disneyland will never be completed. We’ve certainly lived up to...

In The Parks – Riding the River to the Back Woods of Disneyland

The spooky season is well under way at Disneyland and we aren't just talking about pumpkins on Main Street. This week brought news that Disney will soon be rerouting the Rivers of America, as well as the Disneyland Railroad, to make extra room for the upcoming Star Wars Land.  While Disney will likely do a very good job with...

Yesterland: Disneyland Hotel – Then & Now, Part 1

Disneyland Hotel historian Don Ballard has an amazing collection of photos from the decades when the Hotel was owned by Wrather Corporation. Don recently challenged Werner Weiss to use some of them for a “then & now” article. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Disneyland Hotel - Then & Now, Part 1: Wrather Years and 2015   When you are done reading, please...

Fab News: So Much to See and Do and Charles Phoenix Too

Hello Fabanistas! Hasn't it been an exciting week? Well, that's nothing compared to what's coming up! Register This I wrote this year's ocregister.com Knott's Scary Farm guide. Thanks to Mark Eades for suggesting me for the job and editorial suggestions. Meese-ka, Moose-ka, Museum! October 3 marks the 60th anniversary of the debut of The Mickey Mouse Club on television! To celebrate, a whole...

Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2015 Fun

As we mentioned last time, fall is in full swing at Walt Disney World, and with that comes the Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2015!  This annual offering brings lots of culinary and libatious (totally a word!) fun to both the World Showcase and Future World.  Read on for Food and Wine Fest fun! Marketplaces With more than two dozen menus...

Disney News Round Up: Small Rivers and Big Changes!

Welcome to this week’s Disney News Round-Up! Lots of great news and some controversal changes coming to Disneyland Resort. Our latest MiceAge article expands on the ever changing world of StarWars Land and the long hiatus of Fantasmic!, Rivers of America and the fate of the Disneyland Railroad. What are your feelings on the upcoming changes? We also have...

DisAfterDark Season 3 Episode 21 We are D

We love the letter D   Check out Disney and more artwork Blog     Don’t forget to have a look at our sponsors app. Magical Trips by Emily Rawling We would really appreciate it if you would head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show and leave us a review. Even if you don't use iTunes, it will really help us build up the awareness of the podcast or...

Star Wars Launch Bay and Unobstructed Chinese Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we are taking a look at the rapid change over at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Lights . . . Camera . . . ACTION!     MiceChat WDW Invasion and Disney Dream Cruise - Oct 22 through 30th We have back to back adventures in October as MiceChat invades Orlando and then sets sail on...

DaD S4E1 Craigs Florida, Orlando Trip Report

We are joined in The Mouses Head by Craig, back from his epic trip to Orlando, in August.  He stayed in a Luxury Villa in Clermont.  A HUGE Thank You to Morag & Alan for a brilliant Villa.  Tell them DisAfterDark sent you when you go & book with them. He also had a fantastic Air Boat ride with Spirit of the Swamp....

Cleanin’ up our act ?

  We are joined in The Mouses Head by Lynn and Ken, from the sweepspot, authors of "Cleaning the kingdom" Lynn and Ken are former custodial cast members at Disneyland and have some stories to share. Visit them at www.thesweepspot.com We would really appreciate it if you would head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show and leave us a review. Even if you...