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Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk Delivers More Than You Think

July 19, 2014 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

On our way into Universal Studios this week to take photos for yesterday’s construction update, we passed through CityWalk as we always do. It suddenly dawned on us that, while delightful, we rarely ever talk…


Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Announcements and Construction Update

July 18, 2014 at 3:00 am | 12 Comments

Universal Studios Hollywood is a movie studio, theme park and family attraction in a state of masive transformation. Springfield continues to take shape across the midway from The Simpsons Ride. Meanwhile, The Wizarding World of…


Arrow Development Story Part 3 – Patently Obvious

July 18, 2014 at 2:00 am | 9 Comments

Most Micechat readers probably know what happened on Sunday July 17, 1955 in what had been, up till then, a remote orange grove near Anaheim, CA. Of the available attractions on Opening Day five had…

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Mystic Manor and Enchanted Tales with WDW’s Belle – Season Pass Podcast

July 18, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Today’s podcast has an in depth conversation Discussion on the creative process behind Thea award recipients: Hong Kong Disneyland’s attraction Mystic Manor with Director of Creative Development for Walt Disney Imagineering Japan (formerly Hong Kong)…


Did Disneyland Open July 17 or July 18?

July 17, 2014 at 8:15 pm | 9 Comments

Disney fans know that Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955. That’s when Disneyland celebrates the anniversary of its opening. However, back in 1955, the official opening date was July 18.   Read the full YESTERLAND…


A 59 Photo Salute to Disneyland’s 59th Birthday

July 17, 2014 at 3:00 am | 46 Comments

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DISNEYLAND! Disneyland hits a milestone today as it turns 59 years old. Disneyland is a pure original. The park Walt Disney had designed and built out of personal passion has gone on to…

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10 Tips from (Former) Walt Disney World Newbies

July 17, 2014 at 2:00 am | 16 Comments

Sometimes it’s hard to step out of park vet brain.  Although we’ve discussed tips for newbies on Park Wise, I thought it might be interesting to hear from former newbies who’ve traveled to Walt Disney…


Classic WTTM: Disneyus NonSequiturium

July 17, 2014 at 12:42 am | 2 Comments

On this weeks show… Paul takes you deep into his Disney audio collection and plays for you some of his most beloved tracks. From the movies, theme parks and anywhere else, this is one to…


Dateline Disney World – Magic in the Mornings

July 16, 2014 at 3:00 am | 20 Comments

You’ve all been there . . . sticky hot day in a park filled with fellow tourists. The old adage is get to the park at opening to stay a step ahead of the crowds.…


Terri Hardin, Everyone Is An Artist, So Why Do So Many Say They Aren’t?

July 16, 2014 at 1:00 am | 4 Comments

UPDATE:  First of all ALERT, ALERT. Tomorrow July 17th. Is Disneyland’s 59th Birthday . . . Whoo Hoo!  I will be at the Park from 9am – 4pm to celebrate.  I’ll be hanging around coke…

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Disney News Round Up: New Orleans Outrage, Missing Fingers and Monorail Drama

July 16, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

The MiceChat Round Up of Disney and theme park news and information is here to serve up the week in news, gossip, rumors, and fun.  Big changes are coming to Disneyland’s exclusive Club 33 and…


Universal Studios Hollywood Tram Tour 50 Years Old Today

July 15, 2014 at 3:00 am | 14 Comments

Today, July 15th, we offer our congratulations to Universal Studios Hollywood on 50 years of their world famous Studio Tram Tour and the genesis of their theme park operations. You provided the masses with a…


The Disney Avenue Podcast Joins the MiceChat Family

July 15, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

The Disney Avenue Podcast is honored and thrilled to join the MiceChat family. The podcast is brand new and will feature intriguing insights, interviews and opinions with top Imagineers and other popular figures in the Disney stratosphere on…


Club 33 brings major change to Disneyland’s New Orleans Square as Frontierland gets its game on

July 14, 2014 at 5:15 am | 111 Comments

Disneyland‘s newly renovated and expanded Club 33 began testing for special guests over the weekend as more scaffolding and walls began to come down from the New Orleans Square buildings that were affected during club’s…


Mousetalgia Podcast Episode 299: Producer Don Hahn, Imagineer Glenn Barker

July 14, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

This week, Team Mousetalgia speaks with legendary producer Don Hahn (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Who Framed Roger Rabbit) at the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet. Hahn shares some thoughts on producing, creating documentaries…


Disneyland History Through Post Cards: Anaheim Motels Part 3

July 13, 2014 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

Here’s part three of our “Disneyland History Through Post Cards” series. This time we’re taking a look at the motels of West Katella Avenue. ~~Rick Islander Motel 424 West Katella Avenue Too bad the awesome…

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The Sweep Spot Episode 133 – Interview with Former Disneyland Cast Member Who Was Hired in 1969

July 13, 2014 at 12:01 am | 5 Comments

In this Episode we welcome former Disneyland cast member Vern Hoiland. Vern was hired into Disneyland in 1969 and retired in 2006. Vern saw a lot fo changes over the years from managment, park changes,…


The Haunted Mansion Show: Magic Resurrected

July 12, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

In this week’s installment of this ghostly gallery of episodes, The Hatbox Ghost has come back from his cavernous hatbox with another magic trick to mystify your senses. He then details more on his trip…


Frontierland Games and Summertime Fun at Disneyland Resort

July 11, 2014 at 3:00 am | 27 Comments

The Disneyland Resort survived the 4th of July with ease as low crowd levels made the holiday weekend an absolute dream for those with access to the park. Meanwhile, a brand new type of interactive…


Pier Review: Pacific Ocean Park

July 10, 2014 at 11:04 pm | 4 Comments

For the price of this book, you can now go back in time. You can visit the park that tried to bring together the best aspects of a traditional seaside amusement pier and the kind…