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Terri Hardin – Captain EO and Special Opportunity

I'm so excited to get this column to you today. There's a little bit of everything for you. I'll start with my thoughts on the closing of Captain EO at Epcot, then I'll share another tidbit on becoming an Imagineer. But what I'm really excited about is to show you some special artwork that I'm creating. Be sure to...

The Sweep Spot Episode 151 A Tour of Disneyland in 1955

This week we continue our series where we tour Disneyland in the years that end with a 5. We have already done 1985, so this episode we are taking a look at the year 1955. This will exclude opening day activities, because that can be its own episode, and it will be soon. This year was the parks first...

Dateline Disney World – Animal Kingdom News and Photos

Stop your snoring and let's start roaring. Time for a look at the wild changes of Disney's Animal Kingdom. Let's go on a safari . . . That will wrap it up for this week's column. Any thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!! If you appreciate what we do here and would like to support Dateline Disney World, you...

Disney News Round Up: 60 years for a Hatbox Ghost!

Welcome to this week’s Disney News Round Up! We have great news that the Hatbox Ghost will return to the Haunted Mansion, along with confirmation of another great plus . . . a new scarier Yeti for the Matterhorn! There are also photos of the new 60th Character Costumes and they are getting some mixed reviews, let us know...

MiceChat Podcast – We’re Walking Right Down The Middle Of Main Street USA

Disneyland is getting sparkly for the 60th anniversary. Doug and Dusty examine Main Street USA for signs of the big celebration to come. They also take a grand circle tour of Disneyland aboard the classic Disneyland Railroad. This show is packed with the sounds of Disneyland and some really exciting news for folks visiting in the next year and...

Samland: Disneyland Capacity – The Sponge

The sponge A theme park is a sponge that sucks up people. It is a finite space that has an infinite capacity as long as there is someplace to put all the guests. If Disneyland were an empty lot you could theoretically put more than a 1.1 million people inside of the 85 or so acres. That gives each person...

Disneyland announces new magic for classic attractions as the park prepares for its Diamond Celebration

Last week Disneyland announced some notable enhancements coming to three classic attractions this May as part of the park's 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration. In Fantasyland, the classic Peter Pan's Flight will get a re-imainged nursery scene along with special effects upgrades throughout the rest of the ride. Nearby, the Matterhorn's Abominable Snowman will be getting a makeover,...

“Power Up” with Imagineers Past and Present

To celebrate their 25th anniversary of helping young people realize their dreams of becoming artists, Ryman Arts is throwing a gala on April 19 that promises to be quite a magical night. Herb Ryman (the guy who designed that lovely castle at the end of Main Street, U.S.A. - you may have seen it once or twice) was an artist...

Mousetalgia Podcast 338: Star Wars then and now; Stephen Stanton

Join Team Mousetalgia as we take a look back at the release of star wars in 1977 with Lucasfilm's director of fan relations at the time, Craig Miller. Miller takes us for a look inside the inner workings of Lucasfilm as Star Wars was released, which caught everyone by surprise with its overwhelming success. Miller talks about starting the...

Spring Blossoms at Disneyland Paris

Spring Blossoms at Disneyland Paris by Max Fan, DLPWelcome Bonjour à tous! Hello Everyone! Spring has arrived in Paris, so we took advantage of a shining sun to bring you these images of Disneyland Paris! It's nice to have the return of the sun without the heat that will accompany it soon. The spring decorations at the Café Fantasia in the hotel...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #133 – The Big News Show

On this show we bring you nothing but news, as its been a busy few weeks. We discuss Sharknado 3 filming at Universal Orlando Resort, the announcement of Kong coming to Islands of Adventure, Mardi Gras concerts, the water bottle scandal and much, much more. To wrap up we bring you information about The Producers Club, our very first U.K podcast...

Disafterdark Series 3, Episode 10 – Blu Carson

Welcome back to the Mouses Head and thank you for the download.  This show is probably one of the most adult we have done for a little while, After Jen reviewed a couple of books for us, we invited both her and the author of one of those books, Blu Carson to join us to discuss .. well… ‘stuff’ really http://www.disafterdark.com/listener-book-review/ Enjoy,...

You’ve Got to Be Kidding: Universal Takes a Page From Disney’s Book

Welcome to a new weekend column on MiceChat called "You've Got To Be Kidding." As the name implies, this column is parody. It's good to have a bit of fun from time to time and we think most of you are really going to enjoy Mike Jacka's wicked sense of humor. Mike will be checking in with us a...

Cancer Patients Hosted by Disneyland Paris VoluntEARS

Cancer Patients Hosted by Disneyland Paris VoluntEARS by Max Fan, DLPWelcome On March 29th, Disney VoluntEARS welcomed the children and families of Everyone Sings Against Cancer. It was an unforgettable day as Disney volunteers hosted more than 100 children and their families, treating them as VIPs at the attractions and restaurants of Disneyland Paris. In addition to being the guests of...

Disneyland Splashdown, Spring Break Blowout

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are the topic of In The Parks today.  As Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle has gems and diamonds heaped upon it we see other parts of the park moving along on their refurbishment schedules. Disney has finally confirmed the MiceAge rumors and has released new promotional artwork teasing some of the improvements coming to the...

A Sanity Check on “41 Insane Facts” — Part 3 of 4

Yesterland takes a closer look at the next 10 “Insane Facts” about Disneyland in Part 3 of the this 4-part series. According to MSN (Microsoft Network), “There’s some mind-blowing facts out there that even the ultimate Disney fan doesn’t know.”   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: A Sanity Check on “41 Insane Facts” — Part 3 of 4   When you are done...

Disney News Hopping Down The Bunny Trail

Welcome to this week’s Disney News Round Up! Last week was April fools and our very Dear Al Lutz provided a spectacular MiceAge Update for all of us to enjoy as he has some many April 1st in the past. We also have a great report from Andy Castro and Dateline Disneyland which is full of Diamonds! Would you...

New Tangled Musical Joins Disney Magic in November

After this coming summer, once the Disney Cruise Line sails beyond Frozen Norway, Tangled will join the Disney Magic in the Caribbean with the introduction of a new dedicated stage show in November. Although select numbers from the animated film have been performed onboard before, this will mark the first time the entire narrative has been adapted for stage. “Tangled: The Musical” will feature...

Disney Madness Finals – We Need YOUR Vote

We are down to just 2 teams in our Disney Madness journey. Vote in the poll below to select your favorite team. (Note: These shirts aren't for sale, this is all just for fun) We stared with these great 16 teams: Now it's down to the final two teams. Who do you want to win the championships?   Choose the winner! You can find the...

Diamonds are a Castle’s best friend for Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary as spring brings egg-cellent fun to both parks

More and more diamond decorations continue to go up on Sleeping Beauty Castle as Disneyland prepares for its big 60th Anniversary Celebration. Meanwhile, refurbishments continue in both parks as big spring break crowds continue to hit the parks, with new work in Tomorrowland as other projects in Critter Country wrap up. We wrap up this week's update...