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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #154 – Jurassic Park River Adventure with Gary Goddard

  On this very special episode of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast we welcome Gary Goddard, CEO of The Goddard Group, on to the show to talk about the conception of the Jurassic Park River Adventure.  We talk about it's early concepts and some of the things that were omitted from the final version. The early days of the...

Fab News: Juicy Rumors, 3rd Park, Hotel Changes and New Parking

Enjoying the calm before the storm, MiceChatters? Only a few weeks until the D23 Expo! While we wait, let's see what's going on in the news AND rumors. You asked for dirt and I dug some up for you! Magic Kingdom gets a Prince, Studios Gets A New Hope Brand spanking new VP of the Magic Kingdom Dan Cockerell is the...

DisAfterDark Season 3 Episode 20 – C What we did there

We are joined in The Mouses Head by Jen Peace & she gives us a brilliant Trip Report from her last visit to Walt Disney World.  Jen & her family stayed at Fort Wilderness in a Caravan or Camper hired from http://www.greenbergrvflorida.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...

Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration continues through a warm summer

Disneyland continues through its big 60th Anniversary summer with hot temperatures and fairly moderate crowds. With the theme parks running at peak performance, there's not much news as Disneyland gets ready to host big crowds arriving for the 2015 D23 Expo, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in mid-August. As Disneyland gears up for...

Mousetalgia Podcast 353: Disneyland 60th birthday report

Visit Disneyland on July 17, 2015 with Jeff and Kristen as Mousetalgia reports from the park on its 60th birthday with location recordings as well as thoughts about the day. We listen in on Michael Colglazier's speech, visit New Orleans Square to catch Queenie and the Royal Street Bachelors, and even catch the new Disneyland Band in one of...

Disneyland Paris Space Mountain Celebrates 20 Years

Hello everyone! We recently celebrated 20 years of Space Mountain in the Disneyland Paris. Indeed, after a six month refurb, shareholders of Euro Disney and fan websites were invited to rediscover the attraction and attend a conference about the 20 year history of the attraction. -  Max Fan, DLPWelcome 20 years… 20 years that this mythical coaster of Disneyland Paris...

A Trip To Heartlake City Legoland

 We have a very special column for you today which was written by little Laura Hamand, who's just 7 years old. She and her friend Shaylee Osborne visited the new Heartlake City land at Legoland California. Angela took the photos. We sincerely appreciate your support of these two young ladies and their generosity in sharing their experience with MiceChat. Last week...

The Sweep Spot Episode 160 Author David Koenig

In this episode we welcome author David Koenig. David is here to talk about his brand new book The People V. Disneyland. Plus our book is out now Cleaning the Kingdom order it at www.thesweepspot.com

Disney Notes: The Dumbo Irony

Time for another addition of "Disney Notes" - a look at the music and sounds of Disney. One wonders whether the mass of humanity waiting in a line line for the “Dumbo” attraction at a Disney park ever stops to think about the movie itself. Perhaps singing some of the Dumbo songs would help the line to move a little...

Knotts Berry Farm Host Special Olympics Torch, Park Update

We have a delightful little update from Knott's Berry Farm for you today.  Summer is rolling along and the visitors are flocking to the new Voyage to the Iron Reef attraction.  In the meantime, Ghost Town continues to entertain guests with the citizens of Ghost Town.  Their interactive shenanigans keep things hoping in that part of the park.  We...

Yesterland: Taste Pilots’ Grill

Grab a table inside this airfield hangar repurposed as an eatery. Pretend you’re at a hangout for test pilots, with mementos of their accomplishment decorating this utilitarian space.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Taste Pilots’ Grill   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Disneyland Papers, Disney Books, and D23 Expo Plans

Don't give up, MiceChateers, Friday is almost here! Here's a little news and more to tide you over until Tuesday: Don't Miss Out on a Piece of History Our pals at the Orange County Register found a real treasure when researching stories for Disneyland's Diamond Anniversary earlier this year: the original, 16-page opening day newspaper section detailing all the wonders of...

Pick the Best Disneyland Resort Hotel

Over the past several columns, we've run down the many resorts Walt Disney World has to offer. While Disneyland features just three resorts, they're not any less fun and Disney-infused than their East coast counterparts. Disneyland Hotel Fantastic theming coupled with Disney history makes this my favorite of the West coast hotels. Although little of the original hotel remains, it's still...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #146 – Universal Orlando 2013 to 2015

On this show we go through CityWalk, Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida to discuss what is new at Universal Orlando Resort since 2013. Such things as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley and the HogwartsExpress in Universal Studios Florida. Cowfish, Antojitos, Vivo and more restaurants in Citywalk. As well as some small changes to Islands of Adventure.  DIRECT...

Dateline Disney World: Captain EO Returns to Epcot

We've recently visited Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios. It's time to check up on Epcot. Let's see what's new . . .   Well, that does it for us for this week. Are you glad Captain EO has returned? Ready for the Frozen takeover? Let us know in the comments below!! If you appreciate what we do here...

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...