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Mousetalgia Podcast 337: Tales from a Disneyland Tour Guide

Mousetalgia welcomes Barbara Burnett Brock to talk about her incredible career as a tour guide at Disneyland. Enjoy stories about touring with Ozzy Osbourne, Stephen King and Michael Jackson, and learn about the grand opening of Star Tours and Liz Taylor's amazing 60th birthday fête, which Barbara helped manage. As Kristen notes, it's really all about that tour guide...

Hunting for Eggs at Disneyland Resort

In what is becoming a yearly tradition, my family and some fellow MiceChatters went egg hunting at the parks this past Sunday. This is the third year large character Easter eggs have been hidden around the parks for guests to spot. Guests may purchase maps for about $5 each. There are separate maps for Disneyland and Disney California Adventure....

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #132 – The Big Fat Universal Quiz of the Year 2014

We bring you something a little different on this show, we thought about doing a year in review of 2014 at the Universal Orlando Resort, but wondered how we could do it different to the way people normally do these things and so we came up with The Big Fat Universal Quiz of the year. We invited two guests on,...

Disneyland Paris Spring Photo Update

Here's a Disneyland Paris Spring Photo Update thanks to Max at DLP Welcome. Last weekend we brought you a shocking part one from the Disney Studios park, we brighten things up today with the happier side to the Disneyland Paris Resort. ~~Rick At Disneyland Paris, the artificial flowers on Main Street USA buildings have been changed from Christmas colors to...

Disney Cruise Line Discovers the British Isles in 2016

Next year in 2016, the Disney Cruise Line will return to the Norwegian land of Frozen and discover for the first time (in forever) the British Isles and Scotland, England, Ireland and France. In total, Disney will visit more than 15 European countries composed of the Baltic, Iceland, the Greek Isles and the Mediterranean. Additionally, the cruise line will repeat Alaska,...

Disney Madness Final Four

We are down to just 8 teams in our Disney Madness journey. Vote in the 2 polls below to select your favorites in each of the match-ups. (Note: These shirts aren't for sale, this is all just for fun) We stared with these great 16 teams: Now, let's get the 4 down to 2. Here are the competing teams: Select your favorites...

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...