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Knotts is Berry-ing Along

Knotts Berry Farm is in the thick of Spring Break and in the middle of the amazing Boysenberry Festival.  The park is busy, which is actually a wonderful thing see. The better they do, the more new things we'll see at the park in the future. The streets of Ghost Town bustle with activity as guests dart around, enjoying...

Becoming an Imagineer: More Stuff to think about

Hello folks. I know that a little bit of time has passed since my last article.  Well, it’s tax season. Enough said. One good thing about the delay is that it gave me time to answer a few of the questions that you sent to me:  [email protected] I encourage you to continue to ask me any question that you have and...

A Sanity Check on “41 Insane Facts” — Part 2 of 4

Last week, Yesterland looked at the first ten claims in an MSN (Microsoft Network) list, “41 Insane Facts You Definitely Don’t Know About Disneyland.” Supposedly, “There’s some mind-blowing facts out there that even the ultimate Disney fan doesn’t know.” Today, Yesterland takes a closer look at the next 10 “Insane Facts.”   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: A Sanity Check on...

Walt Disney World Spring Break Survival Guide

Another Walt Disney World spring break is in the books for our crew, and here are a few tips to help you survive should you decide to take the plunge. Dress for Success "What's the weather like?" is a popular planning question I receive from guests and see around the message boards. Obviously, the answer affects how you fill your suitcase....

Looking Back at Tomorrow

With the second Tomorrowland film trailer release, the buzz is getting pretty loud - especially once the image below was included in the Japanese trailer:   "Looking Back at Tomorrow" was a big part of Horizons, one of the greatest Disney theme park attractions of all time. Noe and I put our heads together (translation: he did 99.9%, but I did...

Disney Madness Round 2

A couple of days ago, we kicked off March Madness with a friendly competition between 16 Disney inspired jerseys (created by our friends at Shirts.com). With your votes, we are now down to 8 teams. Vote in the 4 polls below to select your favorites in each of the match-ups. (Note: These shirts aren't for sale, this is all...

MiceAge Update: Princess Hub-Bub

Al Lutz chimes in today with a big Disneyland news update. Do you give the new Princess Power plan cheers or jeers? In the past, longtime aficionados could take some comfort that the truly bad executive brainstorms somehow got nipped in the bud thanks to folks working many years there that kept a watchful eye on Walt Disney’s original theme...

Dateline Disney World – Polynesian Enhancements Almost Complete and Magic Kingdom Updates

Aloha and welcome back to Dateline Disney World. We'll be taking a look at all the new changes at the Polynesian Resort today as well as a quick update from the Magic Kingdom. We have almost 70 photos for you this week, so let's dive right in!     That's all we've got for you this week. Hopefully we'll get into...

Disney News Round Up: From Easter to Flaming Moes

Spring is in full bloom at the Disney parks. This week we have great reports from the Easter egg events at Disneyland. Springfield has soft opened at Universal Studios Hollywood to positive reviews! And we have all sorts of news and podcasts for you to enjoy! MiceChat Gumball Rally is coming May 2nd? Gumball Rally is a competition to see...

This Week’s News with The Fabulous Disney Babe

Welcome to a new weekly column from The Fabulous Disney Babe. Join us every Tuesday as she let's us know what's new in Disney news. Happy Tuesday! What's news? Pull up a barstool and let me tell you all about the latest from the house of mouse. Super Siblings Marvel is gearing up the promotional machines for the upcoming (and hugely profitable,...

Mousetalgia Podcast 336: Annual Shareholder Meeting, music in animation

Mousetalgia visited the Walt Disney Company Annual Shareholder meeting at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on March 12, and Jeff reports on the experience. From sneak peeks at upcoming films to an open mic for shareholders to speak to CEO Bob Iger directly, we cover all the bases and describe the interesting experience of hearing the...

Disney March Madness – Vote For The Winners

Our friends at Shirts.com have created some fantastic mock sweet 16 Disney jerseys. We thought it would be fun to see which Jersey wins. Vote in the survey below to select your favorites in each of the eight match-ups below. You can click the image above or the pop-up box below right to enter the survey and select your favorite...

It’s So Shiny Disneyland Update

Disneyland's Castle continues to get bedazzled in preparation for the 60th anniversary Diamond Jubilee celebration. While still a work in progress, there is some cause for concern. It's not all bad, mind you, but there are some things which may make you wince. We then breeze through the park to look at the other projects such as the Matterhorn...

Maintenance on Paris Tower of Terror is Terrifying

We have part one of a massive Disneyland Paris Resort update thanks to Max at DLP Welcome. Today we focus on Walt Disney Studios. (Hint: The maintenance on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror looks terrifying.) ~~Rick Hello everyone. We'll start our latest tour of the Disneyland Paris Resort with a stop at Walt Disney Studios. The path between the Studio...

Fast and the Furious Zooms into Universal Studios Hollywood with Movie Marathon and New Attraction

The AMC theater at Universal Studios Hollywood's CityWalk is holding a special event to celebrate the arrival of the new Furious 7 movie. Advance screenings of Furious 7 will be held starting every seven minutes after the hour beginning on Thursday, April 2.  The AMC Theatre will also bridge the gap to this latest film with a two-day movie marathon at CityWalk,...

The Sweep Spot #150 Trip Report, and Listener Questions

In this episode we welcome a friend and listener of to the show. He hasn't been to Disneyland in over 40 years, so we asked him what he did, thought, and ate? Plus some listener questions where we talk about Disneyland after it closes at night. Plus a new commercial for our upcoming book Cleaning the Kingdom, coming out...

Twisted Colossus Update

The Twisted Colossus project at Six Flags Magic Mountain is rolling along.  With the major transformation of the wooden classic, and the refurbishment of the floorless coaster, Scream, Magic Mountain took the opportunity to retheme the entire area too.  The Steampunk District will carry the color scheme and aesthetic from the new roller coaster right up to D.C. Universe...

Disafterdark Series 3, Episode 9 – Jim Hill Said So

Welcome back to the Mouses Head and thank you for the download. Jim Hill is back, and answering some of your questions you posed for him. Thats it really…   We would really appreciate it if you would head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show and leave us a review. Even if you don’t use iTunes, it will really help us build up...

Universal Hollywood Springfield U.S.A. Now Open

Places everyone, places!  The stage is set and we are about to see Universal Studios Hollywood transformed from "studio" park into full fledged theme park. It's been a long road and after 50 years of actual tours through an actual, working movie studio, we are preparing to jump headlong into a new era for this park in the Hollywood...

Knotts Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival Returns!

Knott's Berry Farm will once again celebrate its Boysenberry Festival March 28 – April 12 this year, encompassing Spring and Easter celebrations as well as the annual celebration of the little berry that started it all. (EDITOR NOTE: Join the MiceChatters on Saturday the 28th of March for the opening day of the Boysenberry Festival. We'll meet on the garden patio...