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Yesterland: Sounds Dangerous with Drew Carey

This Yesterland article now describes four shows that have been in the same venue. Which was the best? Which was the worst? Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Sounds Dangerous, with Drew Carey When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Disneyland Resort Update – Force, Frenzy and Fires

What a strange week it has been at the Disneyland Resort.  Since our Monday Disneyland Update a lot has happened. Crowds have been insane, in part due to the Columbus Day holiday. Terrible nearby fires turned the sky to orange and filled the air over the Disneyland Resort with smoke and ash. And even more change has come to...

Dateline Disney World – Grand Avenue and Tap House Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Welcome back to Disney's Hollywood Studios, where some big changes are on the way, and some smaller additions have just opened as the park continues its transformation. Let's poke around and see what's new. //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); //z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=US&adInstanceId=f5c35286-4b06-498d-983d-a75c73292ad5 If you are...

Fake Theme Park: Revealed! An Interview with Creator Jason Ginsburg

If you've been around on theme park social media over the years, you might have noticed the parody Twitter account Fake Theme Park, poking fun at anything and everything theme park related. The account was run anonymously... until now. Creator of Fake Theme Park and its CEO "Murph Gantly" is a former Universal Studios Hollywood employee and a comedy...

Disneyland Photo Update – Rainbow Power

Hey howdy hey MiceChatters! Dusty Sage at your service. I'm writing this update in the middle of the night after 3 fun-filled days at the Disneyland Resort. You'll forgive me if I fall asleep mid-sentence. It could happen. Anything could happen. This is Disneyland after all. . . Main Street USA and Halloween Time We had another hot weekend in Anaheim. That...

Mousetalgia Podcast 468: Oscar Martinez, Halloween Time, Yale Gracey

This week, Mousetalgia welcomes Oscar Martinez, Disneyland's longest tenured cast member, to the show to talk about his 60-year career at Disneyland, 50 of which he spent at Carnation Café. Oscar talks about being hired at Disneyland, his job and retirement, and the state of dining at the resort. Then, Jeff reports on Halloween Time at Disneyland, with a...

Disney News Roundup: Attendance Records and Project Delays

Welcome to the MiceChat Disney News Roundup! Halloween season is in full swing! From Haunted Mazes to Not So Scary Parties for the whole family! This weeks Round Up has all the latest news and photos, including the latest MiceAge update! Let’s get the RoundUp started! This week's Top Stories MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – More Boo For You While crowds during the Halloween...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: New Disney-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is near and it is definitely time to start putting together that just-so-perfect Disney-inspired costume. But, maybe you’re tired of the same old, same old. If so, here are a few suggestions that are a twist on the normal attractions, movies, and characters. Dress as a giant book covered with vines, palm fronds, moss, mud, lizards, and snakes. You're The Jungle...

Disneyland Paris Halloween 2017

It's Halloween at Disneyland Paris and there's a lot to see. But is it as good as previous years? Let's take a look. Due to the 25th anniversary of the park, Halloween decorations on Main Street USA were transferred to Frontierland. As a result, aside from some castle area decor, only Frontierland is decorated for Halloween this year. //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js ...

Yesterland: Neighbors of Aulani – Past, Present, and Future

Aulani—officially Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i—opened August 2011 at the Ko Olina Resort on the western coast of O‘ahu. Disney’s island extravaganza stood between the oldest resort at Ko Olina and a large vacant parcel. What was once the oldest resort is now the newest. And the vacant parcel will become a $2 billion resort. Read...

DCA Photo Update – Cuckoo for Coco

Did you catch the MiceAge Update on Tuesday? It seems that crowded feeling you were getting in the parks was actually record attendance for the resort. But it's for good reason . . . Halloween in both parks and all new decorations for DCA in particular give guests a reason to return.  Best of all, because of the success...

MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – More Boo For You

While crowds during the Halloween season have been slowly building the past few years, last month's debut of all-new Halloween overlays at DCA's most popular locations have sent the crowd levels through the roof in the past two weeks. DCA has already made new attendance records the past two Fridays, surpassing the numbers in the park that arrived to...

Epcot Celebrates 35 Years with the D23 Fanniversary!

October 1st, 1982 the theme park industry would never be the same. Walt's concept for a futuristic city was abandoned after his death, and the concept would go on to become Epcot Center. A theme park ahead of it's time and destined for rapid change. But as technology began to outpace the budget of attraction updates, Epcot fell out...

Disneyland Photo Update – It’s an October Thing

As expected, Halloween has been a blockbuster at Disneyland. Big crowds show up to the sold out Mickey's Halloween Parties and the weekends in particular reach packed conditions in the parks. Disney has certainly orchestrated a change in patterns that has turned the off season into one of the busiest seasons of the year. Let's take a look around...

Disney News Roundup: Star Wars Rising, Halloween Crowding, and Jingle Cruise Sailing Away

Welcome to the MiceChat Disney News Roundup! This weekend in 1971, the Magic Kingdom in Florida opened its gates to the public. The same weekend in 1982, EPCOT center celebrated its grand opening. The Walt Disney World resort would fast become a destination for tourists near and far. From Halloween Horror nights to Mickey’s Not So Scary Parties, we have you...

The Sweep Spot # 219 Audio Animatronics, Authors, and more!

In this episode we talk about Audio Animatronics at Disneyland, we talk briefly about the history and what attractions at Disneyland has them, plus a discussion about our recent tour of Garner Holt Productions, and author Chris Ware, and the latest in the Disneyland Current Events. For info on our book Cleaning the Kingdom and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

Hypnotic Fright Fest at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Fright Fest 2017 made its debut at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on September 23, and with the discounted Haunted House Pass purchased during the annual Labor Day Flash Sale lurking in my phone I set out to see what's happening at the park this year. Let's take a look. The Harbor Stage just inside the entrance still hosts The Awakening...

Disneyland Resort Update – Star Wars, Halloween, and Talking Mickey

Spooky greetings one and all. We find ourselves at a revitalized Disney California Adventure today. Halloween is the news of the day, but there's a lot more for us to look at. We'll also journey through Downtown Disney and spy on the current state of Star Wars Land construction. BUENA VISTA STREET Oogie Boogie has worked his magic on Buena Vista...

Yesterland: One City, Two Moonliners

Would you like to travel to the Moon? Consider starting your trip in Kansas City, Missouri. It’s the only the city in America with two TWA Moonliner rockets. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: One City, Two Moonliners When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

David Koenig: Disneyland Torpedoes the Jingle Cruise

At the Disneyland Resort, there’s no time to visit quite like the holidays, with gorgeous decorations, lights, familiar favorites like the It’s a Small World holiday makeover, and new features, like Disney California Adventure’s new take on the popular Festive Foods Marketplaces, presenting a side-by-side mix of holiday comfort dishes that bridge many diverse cultures and family traditions. But there...