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Welcome to the Disney Cast Blast

November 23, 2013 at 3:00 am | 14 Comments

Please join us in welcoming a new column to MiceChat, Disney Cast Blast. We think you’ll agree that this column is a bit like eating popcorn. Once you start reading, you won’t want to stop.…

Posted in Features


Disneyland Paris Transforms into Christmas Wonderland

November 23, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

Disneyland Paris has achieved another one of those Disney miracles and has transformed the resort from Halloween to Christmas in record time. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog shares a photo and video…


Grounded! A Disney Pixar Planes Review

November 23, 2013 at 12:01 am | 12 Comments

George: The initial announcement for the direct-to-home release of Planes was met with some derision and snickering among the Disney faithful. The Cars line of merchandise has been the most popular brand for Disney/Pixar and…


A Holiday for Happy Play at the Disneyland Resort

November 22, 2013 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

The Holidays at the resort are in full swing and they are firing on all cylinders.  Disneyland is offering Haunted Mansion Holiday, it’s a small world holiday, believe in Holiday Magic, A Christmas Fantasy Parade,…


Jingle Cruise and Magic Kingdom News

November 22, 2013 at 2:00 am | 15 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we have an update from around the Magic Kingdom area, and have over 70 photos! Let’s get started! If you’d like to support the column and…


Yesterland: The Book of Mouse

November 21, 2013 at 10:00 pm | 1 Comment

The Book of Mouse is not structured as a chronological narrative. It’s collection of stories, anecdotes, quotations, and FAQ-like question-and-answer sections, with a complete Mickey Mouse annotated filmography somewhere in the middle. Read the full…


Samland: The Motion Simulator Ride

November 21, 2013 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

When Star Tours opened at Disneyland in 1987, little did the Imagineers know that they would create a new industry. The breakthrough attraction combined a motion simulation base with a film and a story to…

Posted in Samland


How Long Should We Stay at Disneyland

November 21, 2013 at 2:00 am | 34 Comments

Last week we chatted about length of stay at Walt Disney World.  What works at Disney World doesn’t always match what you should do at Disneyland. . . so I gabbed with some Disney geek…


WTTM #396 – 2013 Disneyland All American College Band

November 21, 2013 at 1:00 am | 2 Comments

Magic Joe is back… and he’s brought the non-stop musical collection from the 2013 Disneyland All American College Band with him.  Enjoy the band’s entire final day of performances from the Disneyland Resort, recorded LIVE during…


Changes coming to Knotts Mine Train and Camp Snoopy

November 20, 2013 at 3:00 am | 34 Comments

Welcome back to Knotts Berry Farm!  We last left them in the soupy fog of Halloween.  But now, the park is transforming from scary to merry as they prepare the park for their annual Christmas…


Dueling Disney: MOUSE-ellaneous

November 20, 2013 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

See what we did there? As The Year of Dueling Disney starts to wind down, we decided to have one installment be sort of a “grab bag” of random things that wouldn’t fill up an…


Disney News Round Up: Winter dreams to defunct rides.

November 20, 2013 at 1:00 am | 2 Comments

Today the Disney and Theme Park News Roundup arrives with a very sad bit of news.  Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney’s daughter, has died at the age of 79 due to complications from a fall…


Disafterdark Disney Podcast , SE02E04 Colin Farrell Cross Dressing

November 20, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Welcome back to the Mouses Head Pub and thank you for the download. This week, we chat about some news.. Nick and Paul have seen Saving Mr Banks and Blackfish, and share their views on…

Communicore Weekly – Pleasure Island, Art of Monsters U, Milt Albright, Residential Street

November 19, 2013 at 9:15 am | 1 Comment

Direct Link  l   iTunes Link Welcome to this week’s Communicore Weekly, where we talk about Pleasure Island, Art of Monsters U, Milt Albright, and Residential Street! DISNEY HISTORY! – Learn the true history behind Walt…


Osborne Lights Return-For the Last Time?

November 19, 2013 at 3:00 am | 31 Comments

I was out of town last week when it opened, but the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights returned recently to Disney Hollywood Studios, and it’s as impressive as ever. There is speculation (based on…


Orlando Parkhopper – Grinchmas arrives and Red Oven Pizza Bakery Opens

November 19, 2013 at 2:00 am | 11 Comments

We are back with a big update from Universal Orlando Resort. Grinchmas has popped up at Islands of Adventure and a brand new restaurant has opened in CityWalk, plus we have a resort-wide photo update…


Mousetalgia 265: From Indian Village to Critter Country

November 19, 2013 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

Along the edge of Disneyland’s Rivers of America, Critter Country and Splash Mountain welcome guests into a wilderness of friendly fauna. But before Critter Country, there was Bear Country and its Jamboree, and before Bear…


Viva Navidad brings cultural holiday fun as Winter Dreams light up the night at Disney California Adventure

November 18, 2013 at 5:17 am | 30 Comments

Disney California Adventure has ramped up its offerings for the holidays this year with a dazzling new holiday version of its hugely popular “World of Color” water-and-light show. In addition to the new “World of…


Walt Disney World 1989 Resort Handbook

November 18, 2013 at 2:00 am | 4 Comments

Documenting Walt Disney World history is most often done through official Disney publications and releases. You will run into different pieces of information that will lead you in specific directions or will offer insight into…


Welcome to the DoomBuggies Spook Show

November 18, 2013 at 12:30 am | 8 Comments

Welcome, Mortals, to the DoomBuggies Spook Show, a new podcast from DoomBuggies.com. The DoomBuggies Spook Show is dead-icated to bringing you a bit of Haunted Mansion news, haunting theme park happenings, and Haunted Mansion history…