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Disneyland Halloween Time Returns – Tickets On Sale Today

Guess what time it is everyone! It's nearly time to see gigantic, oversized, Mickey-shaped pumpkins on Main Street.  It's almost time to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos in Frontierland, and to dodge Delores the evil, galactic entity in Ghost Galaxy! It's also just about time for Jack Skellington to move into the Mansion.  Yes, it will soon be Halloween...

Disney News Round Up: Disneyland turns 60, and much more!

Welcome to this week’s Round Up of MiceChat articles and Disney news. After a fun filled celebration last Friday for Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary we have plenty to report from the park! The MiceChat readers always come through with the best news, photos and trip reports! Also this week we have the second part of our review of the Disneyland...

Fab News: Disney Legends, Mania and Madness

Oh the places I get to go. This past week was legendspalooza for this Disney gal. But it could have been for you too. Here's what you missed . . . don't miss it next year! DisneyanaMania 2015: Ryman Arts The Disneyana Fan Club had their annual convention in Garden Grove, right down the street from Disneyland. Every year, they meet...

Mousetalgia Podcast 352: PNW Mouse Meet; Haunted Mansion live

Join Team Mousetalgia live from the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet as Jeff and Kristen report on the annual event. First, take a tour of the show floor and experience the Mouse Meet from the guests' perspectives, then go behind the scenes with Mousetalgia and special guest Imagineer Joe Herrington, and Disney voice artists Mark Silverman, Margaret Kerry and Pete...

Disneyland celebrates 60 years with philanthropy, cupcakes, Disney Legends and more

Disneyland marked its big 60th anniversary on Friday with a small but nostalgic celebration that included a rededication ceremony featuring a performance by Disney Legend Richard Sherman, retro photo spots, and a pre-parade honoring original 1955 Cast Members. In addition to the park's 60th birthday, the new Disneyland Band debuted, bringing a new sound to a classic Disneyland...

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Debuts New Coaster(?)

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Debuts New Ride and Show By Marc Ricketts While many of us were spending all or some of a 24 hour day in Disneyland or the Magic Kingdom, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom opened their latest addition, the Dare Devil Chaos Coaster . This wasn’t quite enough to cause me to cancel an Orlando trip, but since then...

The Sweep Spot Episode 159 – A Tour of Disneyland in 2005

In this episode we take a tour of Disneyland during the year 2005. This was a big year for the park because it also turned 50 years old. There was much to celebrate, and we will talk about about those things in this episode. Plus the latest in Disneyland current events. Dont forget to order our book Cleaning the...

You’ve Got to be Kidding: A Neighborhood Celebrates Disneyland’s 60th

You've Got to be Kidding is parody. Pull up a chair, relax and have a great time. Welcome to the day after.  (And if you have to ask "The day after what?" then you've forgotten what web site you're visiting.)  How are you doing?  Are you still a little shell-shocked from all the celebrations?  Were you one of the lucky...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #145 – News and This Florida Life

On this episode we begin with some housekeeping about our UK meet in September. We then have a Butterbeer preference from Jordan Midson. Send yours to us at [email protected] or at speakpipe.com/uuopodcast. We then bring you the latest news, which includes Military offers, Anniversary concert series, the new Raptor Encounter and Halloween Horror Nights. Next up is Autism at the parks with...

Why Disneyland Thrives at 60 — Part 5 of 5— Entertain

Today is Disneyland's 60th Anniversary. It's a momentous achievement for a park which is more popular today than it's ever been. Doug Lipp wraps up his five part series on the training fundamentals which made Disneyland the pinnacle of success.  Catch up on Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 before reading below. “Develop your sense of humor...

Universal Studios Hollywood Heats and Up Preps for Potter

Ladies and gents, we are here at Universal Studios Hollywood, the entertainment capital of Los Angeles. The park is bustling with activity  - both onstage and backstage - as crowds flock to the park for new additions and new ones are being constructed.  Fast and Furious Supercharged is a hit with crowds and the Studio Tour is now commanding...

Plaza Pavilion

In honor of the 60th anniversary of Disneyland, Yesterland takes you back to a restaurant that was there on opening day. Welcome to the Plaza Pavilion, a buffeteria-style restaurant.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Plaza Pavilion   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Blaine Gibson: Master of Character

Howdy everyone—please pardon this column’s long absence.  We’ve been wildly busy here at GHP, with diverse projects all over the world.  Time just gets away… Last week brought the sad news of the passing away of Disney Legend and legendary sculptor Blaine Gibson.  Much has already been said in tribute to his work at Disney parks around the world.  While...

Fab News: Legends and Disneyanamania

It's almost here, my Fabbers and MiceChateers: Disneyland's 60th Anniversary day is but one sleep away - but the celebration will continue throughout the year and beyond! Let's look into the news for the second half of this week: Sad News from Florida Unfortunately, a toddler accidentally drowned in the very busy pool at the Art of Animation Resort at Walt...

Animation No More at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This week, we take a look at even more prep for the huge changes coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios! Let's go! Well, that does it for this week. Do you think the big changes will be announced next month at D23? Hopeful for huge change? Let us know in the comments below! If you appreciate what we do here and would...

Disney News Round Up: Disneyland’s Birthday is Near!

Happy Birthday Disneyland! This Thursday marks the 60th anniversary for the Happiest Place on Earth. Today's MiceChat Disney News Roundup celebrates this joyous occasion with a special insert for you all to enjoy! We have a fantastic two part interview with Chris Strodder, the Author of The Disneyland Book of Lists and The Disneyland Encyclopedia! We also have lots...

Last Chances to Spend Your Wednesdays With Walt

For the past four months, Disneyland has offered Annual Passholders to spend an evening each week with Uncle Walt. This week and next are the last offerings of this fun program, and July 16th’s presentation is expected to include some nice extras. Held in the Opera House on Main Street’s Town Square, Wednesdays With Walt has offered a variety of...

Fab News: Limited Edition, D23 Expo Star Wars Preview, Hastin and Dusty

MiceChateers, I'm so beat. My pal Dave is in from Seattle with his family and we're doing the theme parks like we haven't been there in nearly 15 years. Which he hasn't. It's fun seeing all the newer offerings through fresh eyes. Here's a little news before I pass out: Limited Edition, Baby! Kevin Kidney and Tim O'Day did a signing...

Why Disneyland Thrives at 60 — Part 4 of 5— Educate

An educated workforce is an empowered workforce. Today, Doug Lipp continues his series on why Disneyland continues to grow and thrive at 60 years young. If you are catching us in the middle, you can get caught up by reading Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3 before reading below. “Marketing is the time and money you spend to get...

Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #15 – Keep Moving Forward Documentary

Welcome friends to another episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast. As you all know, the Disney community is unlike any other. It's filled with amazing people who love to help each other out and enjoy reveling in the magic together. Although we are all different, we all share and have experienced that feeling you get when you walk into...