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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...

A Sanity Check on “41 Insane Facts” — Part 1 of 4

MSN (Microsoft Network) recently published “41 Insane Facts You Definitely Don’t Know About Disneyland” with this promise: “There’s some mind-blowing facts out there that even the ultimate Disney fan doesn’t know.” Yesterland looks at which claims are true, false, or just somewhat true.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: A Sanity Check on “41 Insane Facts” — Part 1 of 4   When...

Dateline Disney World – Hatless Hollywood Studios

Change is coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Today we'll show you the latest from this park in transition. During the recent Disney shareholder meeting, Bob Iger let it slip that Disney's Hollywood Studios may soon get another new name. In the comments below, let us know what you'd like the park to be called when the new Star Wars...

Disney News Round Up: Eat, Roll and Shine

Things are starting to shine like a Diamond at the Disneyland Resort, which is in full renovation mode for the big 60th anniversary celebration. Sleeping beauty’s castle is getting its bling at Disneyland and the new Smokejumper’s Grill has opened in California Adventure. How do you like the first new look of the rethemed (former) Condor Flats? We also...

Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #12 – Terri Hardin and Imagineering

Welcome back friends to the March 2015 edition of the Disney Avenue Podcast! Host Keith Michael Mahne and Dusty Sage of MiceChat.com interview the queen of creativity herself, the amazingly talented Terri Hardin. If you've always wanted to know how to become an Imagineer or wanted to hear what being an Imagineer is all about, then you are in luck as Terri...

DoomBuggies Spook Show Episode 13: The Hat Box Ghost, Walker Stalker Con

On this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show, we discuss the mysterious new wall that recently materialized in the attic of the Disneyland Haunted Mansion, and ponder the possible return of the long-awaited Hat Box Ghost. Jeff Baham gives a history of the storied character, and talks about when it first appeared in the Mansion, why it disappeared, how...

Diamonds appear on Sleeping Beauty Castle as Smokejumpers land in Disney California Adventure

Spring break is here as Disneyland is busy gearing up for its huge 60th Anniversary summer. At Disneyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle is starting to get its sparkly diamond overlay installed, bringing a new shimmering blue roof to the iconic building. Elsewhere in the park, refurbishments continue from Critter Country to "it's a small world," as Disney works...

Mousetalgia Episode 335: Cinderella, Indiana Jones Adventure

This week, Mousetalgia reviews Cinderella, Disney's latest live-action version of one of its classic animated films. How does Kenneth Branagh's new film compare to Disney's other live action remakes? We offer our two cents, and share our opinions of the new movie. The music, the meaning, and the mythology are all discussed in detail as we take a closer...

Noe Valladolid Reviews “Miles From Tomorrowland”

Mouse fans, have you been keeping up with the new Disney Junior series "Miles from Tomorrowland"? If not, you are missing out on one of the best science fiction shows in the past few years. Granted, this is the most kid-friendly science fiction show in the past decade, but teens and adults can still find it worth watching as well. Parents...

Santa Cruz Boardwalk and the Chowder Capital of the World

Chowder is the Soup Santa Cruz Loves the Best 2015 Clam Chowder Cook-off By Marc Ricketts A blue sky waited in Santa Cruz that day, The clouds later arrived, but that was OK, We were happy, of course, that the rain stayed away, Because we had a very important mission that day! Once again chefs both professional and amateur had gathered on the Santa Cruz Beach...