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Mousetalgia Podcast 322: The history of Christmas at Disneyland

Mousetalgia welcomes Disney historian Joseph Titizian to the show today to celebrate the season with us. From the original Disneyland Circus Christmas Parade to the star atop the Matterhorn, we talk about Disneyland's Christmas celebrations over the years from the park's opening year to today. Parades evolved and the famous Disneyland Candlelight Processional was developed as Walt Disney honored...

Hong Kong Disneyland Part 4 – Grizzly Gulch

Toby Johnson continues his amazing Hong Kong Disneyland trip report. Today, he turns his eye to Tomorrowland, Adventureland and Grizzly Gulch. He wants you to know how beautiful the parked looked, sparkling clean, amazing gardens and no visible maintenance issues. Let's begin in Tomorrowland . . . where the Iron Man crane is quite visible. There was only a...

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Holiday in the Park

Here's Marc Ricketts' last photo report of the year. I want to personally thank him for treating us this year to some great articles about the amusement parks and other attractions in the San Francisco Bay area and beyond! Happy holidays everyone! ~~Rick Holiday in the Park Transforms Six Flags Discovery Kingdom By Marc Ricketts I was finally able to make...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #121 – News, Emails and Grinch Breakfast

We are back to our normal show schedule and we begin with a listener Butterbeer preference from Jason Gallant and then head in to the news. In the news we let you know what "Holiday" goings on are happening at the Universal Orlando Resort Hotels. The Portofino Bay, The Hard Rock, The Royal Pacific and the Cabana Bay hotels all have...

Disafterdark Series 3, Episode 3 – Featuring Tom Ameen and Nicks Kazoo

Welcome back to Disafterdark where we are joined by Tom Ameen and Nicks Kazoo! For the first half of the show, Tom (www.tomameenmusic.com) discusses his newest album, Magical Moments 2. Nick promises to show us his musical talents on a Kazoo, which we very much look forward to. Then we get back to the Disney news items as usual. All neat and pretty,...

In The Parks: Disneyland and the Delayed Frozen Ice Age

Things are about to get extra chilly at the Disneyland Resort.  In fact, you could say that everything will be Frozen in the next few days as Anna and Elsa unleash their endless onslaught of Frozen Fun at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. But not all things are going as planned. We detail here what you can expect...

New Years Eve Plans at Knotts Berry Farm

Here's is a quick update from Knotts Berry Farm.  Knotts has announced their plans for New Years 2015 and we couldn't be more excited. MiceChat will be offering a fun night of food, entertainment, and more at Knott's that night. So, if you'd like to spend the evening with friends, be sure to join us.  Next we share with...

Yesterland Review: Universal vs. Disney

Sam Gennawey’s new book is about how Universal’s theme park business grew from a modest industrial tour into a theme park powerhouse. Werner Weiss tells you what he thought of the book.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Yesterland Review: Universal vs. Disney   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Foreword to Universal Vs Disney: The Unofficial Guide to America’s Greatest Theme Park Rivalry

Universal Vs Disney: America's greatest theme park rivalry unraveled.

Terri Hardin Country Bears Story – Part 2

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!! When last we chatted I ended by stating that I had just found out that I hadn’t been fired from the Country Bears Film. I also shared that it was the best Christmas present of the year. (Actually I said "ever," but ever is a long time.) Let me continue by saying that as hard as...

A Christmas World of Winter Fantasy Colored Dreams

***HEADPHONES STRONGLY SUGGESTED*** Paul returns to the Disneyland Resort once again to share more of the Merriest Season of all. Merry Christmas to you and yours from the entire WindowtotheMagic family. BE SURE TO COMMENT ABOUT THIS SHOW BELOW! Enjoy! ********************************* Direct Link | iTunes Link ********************************* THE WTTM PODCAST APPLICATIONS for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch & now for Android & Kindle Fire Mobile access to the...

A Journey Down Candy Cane Lane at the Disneyland Resort

Season’s Greetings! The festive merriment and cheer encompasses the Disneyland Resort in all its usual glory once again. “Snow” and lights cascade down the majestic and iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle, colored bulbs encapsulate the “it’s a small world” attraction, the towering Christmas tree, in all its splendid décor, greets all guests entering Main Street, U.S.A., and those seasonal treats...

Disney News Round Up: Jingle into a Frozen Night Party

Wedding trips to Disneyland, Candlelight Processionals, and gingerbread cookies are just some of the highlights in this weeks MiceChat Round up of Disney and theme park news and discussions. That is just the beginning though as we find that all is not perfect in the magic kingdom, even with a Club 33 membership.  We also kick around the idea...

Haunted Mansion History Mystery

Please join us in welcoming the amazing Sara Hofstein to MiceChat. Sara will be checking in from time to time as her busy schedule allows. Her inaugural article is a real life ghost busting mystery involving the Haunted Mansion. In Savannah, Georgia, the dead are just as important as the living. Graveyards and majestic homes named after their prominent former...

Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #9 – Christmas Special with Jim Korkis

The Disney Avenue Podcast returns with a wonderful Christmas Special that is sure to get you in the Holiday spirit. Disney historian and author Jim Korkis joins host Keith Michael Mahne for a wonderful interview on Walt Disney featuring some amazing and rarely heard Christmas stories from his life. Jim is the ultimate "go-to guy" on Walt Disney and we couldn't think of a better...

Fantasmic! Fastpass arrives at Disneyland as Frozen continues to move in

More than twenty years later and Disneyland's popular Fantasmic! nighttime water-and-light show has finally added a new Fastpass-based reservation system. The new Fantasmic! Fastpass eliminates the need to camp out hours before the show and streamlines the viewing experience similarly to Disney California Adventure's World of Color show. In addition to Fastpass, Fantasmic! fans can now enjoy a...

Mousetalgia Episode 321: Alice Davis on the ’64 World’s Fair

Disney and the World's Fair - Disney Legend Alice Davis talks to Mousetalgia about attending the 1964 World's Fair, and she shares some personal recollections of her time visiting the Fair with Walt Disney and her husband Marc Davis, one of Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men." We also discuss the Walt Disney Family Museum's second recent presentation of "Walt...

Ratatouille Shop Opens in Walt Disney Studios Paris

Good news. . . The new souvenir shop in the Ratatouille area of Disneyland Paris' Walt Disney Studios looks first class and the merchandise selection appears to be top notch. Here's Alain Littaye's latest DLP update. ~~Rick Disneyland Paris Update: Long Awaited Ratatouille Merchandise Shop Opens in Walt Disney Studios by Alain Littaye Disney and more blog We have a great...

Holiday Lights Sparkle at Gilroy Gardens

I was surprised to learn that the charming little park know as Gilroy Gardens is open during the winter season. Marc Ricketts reports on their holiday light show. ~~Rick Holiday Lights Bring a Sparkle to Gilroy Gardens by Marc Ricketts Theme park folk, even the self-described commandos among us, usually learn the importance of flexibility. This typically happens because of something...

The Sweep Spot Ep. 143 Disneyland Trip Report

In this episode Lynn talks about his most recent family vacation to Disneyland Resort. As someone who has been to Disneyland probably hundreds of times, and worked there for 12 years, Disneyland never gets old, and discovers something new every time he visits. As a former cast member visiting Disneyland you would think the magic may be ruined forever....