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South Korea: Incheon Airport Tours

Here's part two of our beautiful photo tour of Seoul, South Korea thanks to Toby Johnson. If you recall, Toby took several of the courtesy tours that are offered out of the Incheon Airport while on a layover flying home from Hong Kong. You can view part one of Toby's report right . --Rick We next travel on foot to...

Six Flags Magic Mountain Twisted Colossus Construction Update

We come to you this week from the coaster capital of the world, Six Flags Magic Mountain.  Twisted Colossus is currently under construction and we have an exciting tease of what's to come. The floorless coaster, Scream, is also enjoying a full refurbishment and repainting.  We will also take a look at the progress on the new Steampunk District...

Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #11 – Dave Smith Interview

The Disney Avenue Podcast is back with another fantastic interview with a Disney Legend. This time around we've got Walt Disney Archives founder and former chief archivist David Smith! Dusty Sage teams up with host Keith Michael Mahne for another amazing show. It was a wonderful conversation and a whole lot of fun! Walt Disney Archives founder and former chief...

Yesterland: Magic Window on Cinderella Castle

The most prominent jewel on the castle is an enormous golden frame above the front arch. With its tall oval shape and art nouveau details, the Magic Window is reminiscent of the Evil Queen’s Magic Mirror from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs—but that’s a different story, and there’s no menacing face here.  Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Magic Window...

Dateline Disney World – New Hub Nears Completion at the Magic Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, there are lots of things happening at the Magic Kingdom, and we have lots of pictures to share with you. The massive central hub project is really starting to come together. We'll show you how it's all shaping up.   That's going to do it for this week's column. Do you all...

Garner Holt Productions – Opening Our Doors for a Worthy Cause

Howdy! To everyone who was in the audience for the “This Animatronic Life” panel at MiceChat’s 10th Anniversary Weekend, thank you! The response we got—my creative director, Bill Butler, project management lead Tracy Cathey, technical director Vic Martin, and animation programmer Davy Feiten, and myself—was very enthusiastic. We had a lot of fun sharing stories from our careers, the...

Star Wars on the Disney Cruise Line in 2016

In a galaxy (not so) far, far away, Star Wars will board Disney Cruise Line's Disney Fantasy for eight select sailings during the first months of 2016. Star Wars Day at Sea will take place once per theme cruise, no doubt celebrating the highly anticipated release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakes, scheduled for release just before in December 2015. This will be the first time Disney's...

Samland: Birth of Walt Disney World Moderate Hotels

Welcome to Samland. This week let’s step into the time machine and turn the dial back to August 1984. Walt Disney’s Son-In-Law, Ron Miller, was running Walt Disney Productions and trying new things to keep the company relevant. But not all was not well in the Kingdom. However, that is another story for another time. This is the story of...

Becoming an Imagineer: Be Your Own Superhero by Inspiring Others

Last time I spoke of determination and fighting for your dream. I also spoke of how negativity can tear at your soul if you allow it to get to you. Do you remember when we were kids and we’d say little defensive sayings like this one: “I’m rubber and you are glue, whatever you say sticks to you.” We may...

Disney News Round Up: New Colors for Sleeping Beauty Castle and more!

It is that time of the week again for the MiceChat Round up! This week in Disney News we have updates from the Animal Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World and photos from the last days of Luigi’s Flying Tires at Disney California Adventure. Who saw that Instagram post on what Joe Rohde is currently reading? This has sparked...

The Marvel Experience

We have a big report for you today from MiceChat reader, Sooner Jeff,  who recently visited the traveling Marvel Experience.  Settle in, because you'll feel like you were right there with Jeff by the time you are done reading. Howdy y’all! I have an update for you today from a recent visit to the Marvel Experience in Dallas, Texas. This...

Luigi’s Flying Tires go flat in Cars Land as Sleeping Beauty Castle gets fresh paint for its 60th Anniversary

Holiday crowds turned out for Valentine's Day and the long President's Day weekend as Disneyland continues various refurbishment and enhancement projects in both theme parks. In Disney California Adventure, Luigi's Flying Tires closes permanently today and Walt Disney Imagineering will soon get to work on transforming the unsuccessful attraction into an all-new experience. Meanwhile, work continues transforming...

Mousetalgia Podcast 330: D23 events, Mr. Lincoln

D23's Kristin Rodack joins Mousetalgia this week to discuss D23's events and features for 2015, many of which were just announced in the past week. From studio events and chances to meet Disney Legends to gatherings spread across the country, 2015 looks to be the best yet for D23 members. We discuss the recently announced features in detail, which...

Disneyland Paris Photo Update

We have part one of a massive Disneyland Paris Resort update thanks to Max at DLP Welcome. ~~Rick Bonjours à tous! Here’s the news from Disneyland Paris. Upon arriving, you can see the disappearance of the old Disney Village sign. Note that the area is closed and the green space is transforming. The exit for the visitors has been moved to the...

The Sweep Spot #147 Sam Gennawey and Universal VS. Disney

In this episode we welcome author Sam Gennawey to discuss his new book Universal VS. Disney. This is a great discussion on the Universal Studios of the past, current state and future.

Getting “Real” With Fake Theme Park

This article is a mock interview with the parody site, Fake Theme Park, which pokes fun at all theme parks in general (including Disney). It is satire. With that out of the way, let's have a little fun! - Amy I recently had the opportunity to "interview" Murph Gantly, CEO of Fake Theme Park, and ask him some questions about...

Disneyland Paris Update: Thunder Mesa News

Alain Littaye has a quick Disneyland Paris update. ED92 sources indicate that Disneyland Paris' Frontierland area will be closing down soon for a massive and much needed renovation. Let's hear the news from ED92 with photos from Max Fan --Rick ED92 is reporting their latest news on Disneyland Paris renovations and their usually reliable sources have revealed renovations coming soon...

South Korea: East Asia Paradise

We have a beautiful photo tour of Seoul, South Korea this weekend courtesy of Toby Johnson. Toby covered a lot of ground in the beautiful city while on a layover flying home from Hong Kong. So much ground, in fact, that it's going to take us a few weekends to present all of his photos! I always thought that...

Disafterdark Series 3, Episode 7 – DisBeforeDawn

Today, We are joined by antipodean Disney park fan, Lewis Sutton Lewis posted a question to Facebook for us a few weeks ago before his trip to Disneyland Paris. So we waited until after his trip and invited him on. Which meant getting up at 5.00 AM for him… Anyway, we find out what it takes to get from Australia to...

Knotts Berry Farm Getting Ready for a Big 2015

We have a delightful little update for you today from Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park, California.  It's the off-season, so most SoCal theme parks, including Knott's, are empty right now. Of course, Disneyland is packed to the gills, which makes this the perfect time of year for you to try a few new things. We'll begin our update...