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Mousetalgia 262: Bossert on Roy E. Disney, Disney Halloween

October 29, 2013 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Producer Dave Bossert from Walt Disney Feature Animation joins us to discuss Roy E. Disney and his new book, “Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life” on this week’s episode of…


WTTM 392 – Hillbilly Galaxy and Splash Follow-Up

October 29, 2013 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Paul and Calvin visit the Disneyland Resort and find a little Halloween-time Fun.  First, we enjoy the Hillbilly Halloween hijinks of Billy Hill & the Hillbillies and then we journey into outer space, as we…


Thor arrives at Disneyland as Halloween Time comes to an end

October 28, 2013 at 5:05 am | 32 Comments

Disneyland Annual Passholders were treated to a sneak peek of the new Thor: The Dark World movie over the weekend along with a preview of the new Thor: Treasures of Asgard experience inside Tomrorowland’s Innoventions.…


Great News About Disneyland Paris from Sketch to Reality

October 28, 2013 at 3:00 am | 5 Comments

We have great news for those of you who still don’t own a copy of Disneyland Paris: From Sketch to Reality. While the collectors edition of the book is now sold out, a new “Regular Edition”…

Posted in Features


Dancin’ Back In Time: Pleasure Island 1989

October 28, 2013 at 1:00 am | 11 Comments

Pleasure Island opened May 1, 1989 and barely lasted 20 years, closing on September 27, 2008. Pleasure Island was developed as a response to the popular Church Street Station night club area in downtown Orlando.…


Monsters University, the Review

October 26, 2013 at 5:00 am | 10 Comments

George: Pixar’s been on a winning streak since Toy Story. Critics and fans alike question how long Pixar can keep cranking out the hits. Monsters’ Inc has always been a favorite in our house, because…


Snowfall and Christmas lights come to Disneyland as Halloween Time winds down

October 25, 2013 at 5:05 am | 26 Comments

Halloween is still a week away but snow has already fallen on Sleeping Beauty Castle as Disneyland continues to prepare for the upcoming holiday season. This week we’ll fill you in on the latest goings-on…


Season Pass Podcast: Halloween’13 at Universal, Discovery Kingdom and Great America!

October 25, 2013 at 5:00 am | No Comments

TSPP is in FULL HAUNT MODE!  The Season Pass wants to take you behind the scenes of three major theme park Halloween celebration from the Golden State!  Starting with Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights:…


Spooky Science and The Science of Ripley’s Believe it or Not

October 25, 2013 at 5:00 am | 1 Comment

The Discovery Science Center in Orange, Ca is probably one of our favorite local places to go and go have family fun.  There is never a dull moment at this interactive hive of learning.  Each…


Mousetalgia 261: Sam Gennawey on Disneyland, Escape from Tomorrow

October 25, 2013 at 5:00 am | 3 Comments

Author Sam Gennawey joins Team Mousetalgia this week to discuss his new book “The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream.” Calling Disneyland Walt Disney’s “third child,” Gennawey talks about…


The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian — Great inside! Outside… Well, take a look.

October 24, 2013 at 9:45 pm | 23 Comments

The villas themselves are spectacular—exceeding even the high standards of the other DVC resorts at Walt Disney World. But the outside of the building could have been better. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Villas at…


Three Great Quick Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World

October 24, 2013 at 5:02 am | 20 Comments

With a plethora of restaurant choices at Walt Disney World, there is something to suit every palate.  If you’re a fan of the typical burger and fries fare one normally finds at a theme park,…

Posted in Disney, Park Wise


SAMLAND: How the Court of Angels Got Its Name

October 24, 2013 at 5:00 am | 24 Comments

One of the best things about Samland are the readers. You folks are great. I recently posted an article about the Court of Angels that used to be in Disneyland’s New Orleans Square. One of…

Posted in Disney, Features, Samland


Dueling Disney: The Podcast

October 23, 2013 at 5:02 am | 3 Comments

Wait, what’s this? (As usual, Keith is representing Disneyland, while Jeff represents Walt Disney World) Topic 20: Audio Dueling Disney Keith: So a few months ago, Jeff and I headed into Disneyland with his Zoom…


Disney News Round Up: Safety is our Top Priority!

October 23, 2013 at 5:00 am | No Comments

Today’s round up is full of holiday goodness, even if you are not in the spirit of the holidays quite yet! Disneyland and Walt Disney World have already started to set up decorations, but Halloween…


Busch Gardens Tampa Is Ready For Halloween!

October 23, 2013 at 5:00 am | 5 Comments

We’re back with another Busch Gardens Tampa update! Lots of news and photos, so let’s get right to it, shall we? Howl-O-Scream Howl-O-Scream is in its final week, terrorizing guests select nights through October 26.…

Communicore Weekly – Disney Inn, Tinker Bell, Gravity Falls, Confectionery

October 22, 2013 at 5:05 am | 1 Comment

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Disney Inn, Tinker Bell, Gravity Falls, and the Confectionery! DISNEY HISTORY! – The Disney Inn was one of the original…


Universal Orlando Update – Diagon Alley and big CityWalk changes

October 22, 2013 at 5:02 am | 14 Comments

We are back this week with a resort wide update! Big changes are happening in CityWalk, there are some beautiful new Diagon Alley details, along with some fun photos from the MiceChat Halloween Horror Nights…


Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare Lives Up to its Name

October 22, 2013 at 5:01 am | 4 Comments

Rob Zombie, musician and film maker, is no stranger to horror.  His special brand of macabre metal and theatrical staging are an iconic element of the rock and roll landscape.  It makes perfect sense that…

Posted in In the Parks


Just Glow With the Shoooow

October 22, 2013 at 5:01 am | 14 Comments

There’s a song in the WDW Finding Nemo Musical which seems apropos to the current situation: “just go with the flow”, Crush might belt out, and he might as well be singing about the new…