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Remembering Disney Legend Blaine Gibson

It is often said that life is a game. If so, what defines winning that game? How about living practically an entire century, spending your life doing what you love and sharing that passion with others, and leaving a worldwide legacy of happiness and wonder for countless generations to come? If so, Disney Legend Blaine Gibson went out a...

Summer Arrives at Disneyland Paris

Summer Arrives at Disneyland Paris by Max Fan, DLPWelcome Hello everyone! Welcome back to beautiful Disneyland Paris. Let's take a tour and see what the status of the park is. The renovation of the Fantasia Garden grounds continues. Main Street station has 20 year old decorations and does not even mention the new "Frozen Summer Fun"! Flora’s Unique Boutique now features Star Wars...

The Sweep Spot 157 History of Tomorrowland at Disneyland part 3

In this episode we continue our series on the history of Tomorrowland. In part 3 of this series we talk about the years 1986 to 1998. We see many loved and missed attractions leave during these years, and a new Tomorrowland arise. This would be the 2nd biggest Tomorrowland remodel in its history. Also current events of the Disneyland...

A Musical Magic Kingdom Fourth of July

A Special July 4th Edition of Disney Notes - a look at the music and sounds of Disney. Not too many years ago, my wife and I decided to do something that we had always labeled as “stupid.” It was July 4th and we decided to find ourselves a great seat on the porch at the Magic Kingdom’s railroad station...

DisAfterDark Podcast Season 3 Episode 19 – Happy 4th July

Happy Independence Day.  Please enjoy this bonus episode of DisAfterDark.  In this Lock in Episode we are joined by 2 American Legends.  James H Carter II host of the Awesome Creepy Kingdom Podcast & the 1 & only Logan Sekulow, please check out Logans latest venture Laugh o Gram KickStarter.  Todays show is brought to you by the letter "B" We would really appreciate it if...

Knotts Berry Farm Fireworks and Fun for 4th of July

Happy 4th of July weekend everyone!  This week we deliver a small pictorial from Knotts Berry Farm and share what they have planned for Independence Day weekend.  The park is bustling with summer crowds.  While the lines continue to surge at the park's new attraction, Voyage to the Iron Reef, there are lots of  classics which continue to please...

Navigate the Night – Surviving Disneyland’s 60th After Dark

Hi, I'm Hastin - and I admit it, I love to visit Disneyland after a long day at work. Especially this summer, when the park is open late every night. But, all those dazzling new parade and fireworks, have really put me in a jam - I've known the crowd flows at Disneyland for years, but now - they...

Yesterland: America on Parade

Happy Birthday to the United States of America! At Yesterland, it’s been 200 years since the nation’s founding in 1776. Happy 4th of July from Yesterland. Enjoy this updated article.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: America on Parade   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: D23 Expo, [email protected] and More

Greetings, MiceChateers! Convention season is in full swing, and almost everyone I know is either prepping for a convention, at a convention or recovering from a convention, and over here, we're no different. Those most special of days are upon us in a little more than a month, and as it gets closer, we'll be putting together a special...

Samland: Tomorrowland is Another Day

I am awestruck by the Disney fan’s loyalty to the brand. This is virtually unparalleled. Why does this media company hold such power? I would offer that part of the reason is a legacy promoting that everyone is creative. How can one not be flattered and feel special with such a pitch? To that end, the Disney Company tries to...

Change Continues to Roar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

So much is changing at Disney's Animal Kingdom. This week, we're taking at look at the new Starbucks, as well as many more news items from around the park. Let's go! That's it for this week! Do you all like the new Starbucks? What are your thoughts on poop shaped snacks? Let us know in the comments! If you appreciate what...

Disney News Round Up: Selfie sticks are gone but the summer heat is here.

Welcome to this week’s MiceChat Disney News Roundup! This week we have news about the Fourth of July holiday with a special fireworks finale to follow the park’s 60th anniversary show and special musical performances during the week. As of yesterday, June 30th, Disneyland notified Cast Members and guests that it would implement a ban on selfie-sticks! Universal Studios...

Fab News: A Jolly Night, An Animated Goodbye, Steampunk Woods and PIXAR Palooza

July is coming, and so are lots of events: A Jolly Holiday is Coming Your Way A Jolly Holiday With Dick Van Dyke Thursday, July 16th, 2015 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel at The Disneyland Resort. Have dinner and spend a fun-filled evening with Mary Poppins' best pal Bert, inventor Caracatus Potts, and Alan Brady's best writer...

Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #14 – Marty Sklar on the Opening of Disneyland

Welcome back friends to another special episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast. With all the excitement going on right now for the 60th anniversary of Disneyland, I though…what could we do on this show to really make it special for you in commemorating the 60th? And then it hit me…let's invite the one and only Marty Sklar to come back on the...

Disneyland bans selfie sticks as summer heats up the Diamond Celebration

Disneyland will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with a special fireworks finale to the park's 60th anniversary show and special musical performances during the week. Guests enjoying Independence Day holiday at Disneyland won't be able to take a celebratory selfie in the park, however, as Disney implements a ban on selfie sticks company-wide this week. Meanwhile,...

Mousetalgia Podcast 349: Disneyland trip report, Insider Access to Inside Out

This week, Jeff does Disneyland's Diamond celebration and discusses the Matterhorn updates, Paint the Night, World of Color - Celebrate, the T Party Diamond Edition - even breakfast at Flo's. Also, Disneyland goes 101: How much downtime is acceptable for new attractions and effects? We also discuss new merchandise, summer trip planning, and more. Plus, Mousetalgia attends Fathom Events'...

Scarlett Stahl – Floyd Norman’s 80th Birthday Celebration

June 22, 2015 was the 80th birthday for Disney Legend Floyd Norman. He tried to get his wife, Adrienne (who also works at the Walt Disney Company as a Senior Illustration Manager), to promise not to have a celebration for him. Adrienne answered honestly that she couldn’t make that promise. However she conspired with Rick Law (Disney creative manager,...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #143 – Skull Island : Reign of Kong and Nintendo.

On this episode we get straight to the news to discuss the Skull Island : Reign of Kong announcement as well as the partnership between Universal and Nintendo. Following that we go On Location with Gregory to talk more about the metal detectors, we have a Butterbeer preference from Thomas Stidman and then we answer an email from Amanda about...

You’ve Got to be Kidding: A Disneyland Primer

"You've Got To Be Kidding" is parody. Allow yourself the opportunity to have a little fun . . . It is never too early to help children understand the joy and happiness that is the tradition of visiting Disneyland.  Toward that end, the following should help prepare the young'uns for that first visit. Lesson 1:  The Family goes to Disneyland This is...

Disneyland…Where My Real Life Began

In honor of their 300th episode, The Season Pass Podcast asks several people “Why is Disneyland special?” We all have an answer to that question, and here’s mine.   Memories. So.Many.Memories. My life as I know it began on May 25, 1996. The second time I went to Disneyland I was 16. It was my sophomore year in high school and I...