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Behind the Scenes or What Lies Behind the Curtain

January 21, 2015 at 2:00 am | 8 Comments

As I looked over the feedback from my Country Bear articles (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), I realized that I left a few things unexplained. Plus, there were a lot of specific questions about…

Posted in Features, Terri Hardin


Disney News Round Up: Royals, Rebels, and Refurbs

January 21, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Today we time travel to the 90′s, bounce back to the future of Sleeping Beauty Castle, and view the recently reopened Royal Courtyard at Disneyland. The Star Wars Half Marathon took Disneyland by storm and…


The Future of Disneyland Paris

January 20, 2015 at 3:00 am | 16 Comments

We have a bittersweet post today from Alain Littaye of Disney and More. He is hanging up his writing hat for now and this is his very last column. Fortunately for all of us, this…


Disney Review – Rogue Wave by Jennifer Donnelly

January 20, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Rogue Wave is the second book in the Waterfire Saga. (You can read my review of Deep Blue, here.) The Waterfire Saga is about six mermaids that find themselves on a journey to save their…


Disneyland gets ready for its 60th Anniversary with refurbishments throughout both theme parks

January 19, 2015 at 5:05 am | 45 Comments

Disneyland is quickly becoming a park full of construction walls as more and more closes for refurbishment as the park gets ready for its big 60th Anniversary celebration this summer. Today, Sleeping Beauty Castle begins…


Mousetalgia Podcast 326: Email show – Club 33, Disneyland tips

January 19, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

It’s back to the email inbox, as Team Mousetalgia answers your questions. The topics include a list of our favorite exhibits at the Walt Disney Family Museum; Disneyland dining with a baby; sharing a love…


The Sweep Spot Episode 145: Disneyland in 1985

January 18, 2015 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

In this episode we take a look at Disneyland in 1985. We learn about what attractions were there at that time, which were not yet, and some that went away. We talk about some of…

Posted in The Sweep Spot


Knotts Berry Farm is Pretty in Pink

January 17, 2015 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

Today we bring news from Knotts Berry Farm. As the Christmas elements are removed from the park, maintenance and plans for the upcoming year move in.  To start the year off, Knott’s has again partnered…


Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #124 – Islands of Adventure Orientation Part 3

January 17, 2015 at 12:07 am | No Comments

Welcome travellers, to this third and final part of your Islands of Adventure Orientation. So far we have covered the Island as a whole, Seuss Landing, The Lost Continent and Jurassic Park. To conclude your…


Yesterland: Unknotting the Treehouse Legend

January 15, 2015 at 6:13 pm | No Comments

What’s the real story of the connection between Disneyland’s Swiss Family Treehouse and an impressive Moreton Bay fig tree in an Anaheim city park?  Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Unknotting the Treehouse Legend   When…


A Delightful Dollop of Dole Whip

January 15, 2015 at 3:00 am | 26 Comments

Erin takes us on a journey into the world of one of the most beloved Disney treats . . . the Dole Whip. A day spent at the Disneyland Resort, for many of us, induces…


Disafterdark Podcast Series 3, Episode 5 – The New Years Show

January 15, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

You wait ages for new shows from us, then two come along at once. Just the three of us again We start the news chatting about Avatar, before it degenerates into a “what films were released in…

Posted in Dis After Dark, Disney


CityWalk Changes and Islands of Adventure Construction

January 14, 2015 at 3:00 am | 61 Comments

Dateline Disney World is growing. For 2015, I decided that I wanted to have more of a finger on the pulse of the theme park industry in Orlando, so I reached out to Dusty and…


Disney News Round Up: Walls, Walls, Everywhere

January 14, 2015 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

A new lobby at Walt Disney World Polynesian Hotel and Frozen Fun at the Disneyland Resort are just some of the interesting things we have for you this week in the MiceChat Round up. First…


Remy Offers New Culinary Options Onboard the Disney Cruise Line

January 13, 2015 at 3:00 am | 9 Comments

There’s now even more fine dining to celebrate onboard the Disney Cruise Line at Remy. The premium adults-only specialty restaurant, inspired by the film Ratatouille and featured exclusively on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy,…


Be Our Guest: An Evening With Paige O’Hara and a Day in Magic Kingdom with Bob Gurr

January 13, 2015 at 1:00 am | 3 Comments

Bonjour MiceChatters! It is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we invite you to a very special evening with Paige O’Hara, voice of Belle from Beauty and the Beast, on March 7th 2015 in…

Posted in Features


Frozen Fun takes over as preparations get underway for Disneyland’s 60th

January 12, 2015 at 6:47 am | 82 Comments

Rain fell on the parks over the weekend as Disneyland finished taking down the Christmas garland and gets ready to string up the diamonds for its big 60th anniversary celebration. Big refurbishments are springing up…


ImagiNERDing’s Book of the Year: 2014

January 12, 2015 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

2014 was an extremely uneven year for Disney books. The flagship titles from Disney focused more on the films that were released (no problem with that—we all love synergy, right?) and not much on the…


Mousetalgia Podcast 325: Into the Woods; Pixar storytelling; Walt and nature

January 12, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Mousetalgia goes Into the woods to discuss the latest film from Walt Disney Pictures. Kristen, a long-time Sondheim enthusiast and performer, offers her take on the show’s merits and musings, while Jeff questions the message…


Hong Kong Disneyland At Night

January 11, 2015 at 3:00 am | 4 Comments

Leaving comments on articles can really pay off. Toby Johnson was so moved by your kind comments on his Hong Kong Disneyland series that he sent us one last bonus article with nighttime photos of…