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Mousetalgia Podcast 318: Avengers Half Marathon, Star Wars

Dave and Becky report on the Avengers Half Marathon weekend at Disneyland, and describe the inaugural Marvel runs and the courses, costumes and characters they came across during the races, as well as the Expo associated with the event. Team Mousetalgia also discusses the official opening of the holidays at the Disneyland Resort, and we talk about the decor,...

Queen Mary Improves Chill for Extra Holiday Cheer

Christmas has come ashore in Long Beach as the California-style holiday event, CHILL, returns for a third year at The Queen Mary.  Gilded with twinkling lights, the iconic smoke stacks of the luxury ocean liner sparkle like diamonds. A bright and cheery atmosphere prevails on the shore nearby where a Christmas Village, a Glacier Slide, and a full scale...

Orlando has its Eye on you

On Halloween, the Orlando Eye celebrated a major construction milestone with the completion of the spoke installation of the inner wheel. This accomplishment cleared the way for work to begin on the outer wheel, eventually bringing the massive structure to a height and width of 400 feet. When completed, it will be the tallest observation wheel on the East...

The Sweep Spot 142 – Disneyland Main Street Projects That Never Happened With Jim Korkis

IN this episode we welcome author, Disney historian Jim Korkis. We take a look at the Disneyland Main Street that never was. We look at Liberty Street, International Street, and Edison Square, plus more. www.thesweepspot.com

Living the Low Life in Death Valley

Today Marc Ricketts presents a stunning photographic essay on California's Death Valley, the lowest, hottest and driest area in North America. Marc posits that Death Valley likely inspired Disney Imagineers on many of their projects throughout the years. Death Valley does play an important part in Mickey Mouse comic strips from the early 1930's as you will see at...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #116 – News from Around the Universal Globe

Hello everyone, we have a news heavy show this week. You can be on the show, all you have to do is record us a little message telling us who you are, where you're from and whether you prefer Frozen or Regular Butterbeer for our Butterbeer taste test. Email them to us at [email protected] or go to www.speakpipe.com/uuopodcast and record us one there. We begin...

Universal Studios Hollywood Who-ing Christmas and Construction Antics

It's time to dive into movie magic today as we explore Universal Studios Hollywood.  There is an insane amount of information to cover this week, not the least of which is the construction of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  Christmas is on its way as Grinchmas decorations are popping up throughout the park, leading to a December 6th...

The Haunted Mansion Show: “Scary Tales”

Even though the scariest time of the year is over, we still have time for a story or two. Tonight, the Ghost Host and Madame Leota will supply you with more stories to make your bones shiver. Who knows what will materialize from the spoken words of Madame Leota and the Ghost Host? When a scary story is told...

Yesterland: Carnation Plaza Gardens

Nestled between a medieval castle and a frontier stockade, Yesterland has an old-fashioned, open-air dance pavilion with a red-and-white canopy roof.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Carnation Plaza Gardens   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Samland 2.0 – A BIG Day for the Walt Disney Company

While trolling through the archives, I came upon a treasure trove of press releases from April 1969. It was an important time. The passing of Walt Disney in late 1966 was still in the minds of his minions. But the momentum was there and many of the ideas first hatched during Walt’s lifetime were starting to happen by 1969....

Holidays in Full Swing at Walt Disney World

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! 'Tis the season, and Walt Disney World is all decked out for the holidays, and over the next few weeks, we'll take a look at all of it, starting with the Magic Kingdom. Let's go!   That's it for this week! Next week, we'll be checking out the Osborne Family...

Disney News Round Up: More Jingle in the Jungle

We have all sorts of interesting news for you today. The Mad T Party is finally dancing away from DCA at the end of this month.  The final night to catch the party is on November 30th! Disneyland's Christmas Parade features Frozen this year, but Mrs. Claus got the boot to make room for Anna and Elsa. Disneyland Paris...

Holiday Gift Ideas

As I mentioned last time, the Holidays always seem to be the time that folks give just a bit more to people who need it. Sure, it’s better to give year round, but I love the feeling this season brings. Some give a grin to someone who seems overwhelmed by the Holiday traffic both in the shopping center and out....

Celebrate Marion Knott Montapert

Marion Knott Montapert April 22, 1922 – November 13, 2014 Marion Genevieve Knott was literally born into the amusement park business. As youngest daughter of Walter and Cordelia Knott, founders of Knott's Berry Farm, Marion was the only one of the four Knott children to be born on the renowned berry farm which grew up to become the nation's oldest theme...

Serving Time in “Walt Disney Castle”

This doozy comes courtesy of MiceChatter John Stearns. Thanks John! Usually, I cover up the name and photo on these, to protect the innocent. In this case, this is Answers.com's Disney Supervisor (expert, apparently). Looking at some of her other answers, I gather that she's not so much an expert on Disney as a master at Google-fu. A couple of...

Disney Cruise Line Announces Early 2016 Itineraries

Highlights for early 2016 Disney Cruise Line itineraries include the introduction of Tortola, capitol of the British Virgin Islands, and the French Island of Martinique along with a return to the homeport of San Juan, Puerto Rico. More details can be found on the Itineraries and Ports for 2016 page of DisneyCruise.com. Eastern Caribbean Eastern Caribbean itineraries leaving from Port Canaveral, Florida on the...

The Haunted Mansion Show: Busting a Chorus

As we all know, this Haunted Mansion knows how to stay spooky for the entirety of the year. If you live in a house that you’re just dying to keep haunted, the Ghost Host shares a few sinister suggestions for you. After a few modifications for the show are announced, you’ll find yourself serenaded with a creepy chorus or...

The Holidays arrive at Disneyland with the return of Jingle Cruise, Viva Navidad and more

The holidays are now in full swing at Disneyland following this weekend's official launch for the holiday season. While most of the holiday offerings soft-launched last week, this week some notable offerings opened, including the enhanced Jingle Cruise in Disneyland and the excellent Viva Navidad Street Party at Disney California Adventure. The weekend also hosted runDinsey's inaugural Avengers...

Mousetalgia Podcast 317: Touring the parks with a 7-year-old; Big Hero 6 review

Touring the parks with a 7-year-old: this week, Team Mousetalgia discusses Jeff's recent trip to the park with his daughter as the parks unveil their holiday splendor. The decorations are up, the Frozen Christmas Day special has been filmed, and the Christmas Fantasy Parade is now showing at Disneyland Park. Jeff discusses a magic moment with Peter Pan, meeting...

“I Have Always Loved Trains” – Walt Disney

Please join us in welcoming Roger Colton to MiceChat. He was lucky enough to attend the opening of a new exhibit at the Walt Disney Family Museum. Let's travel down the tracks with Roger and Walt Disney himself . . . "I Have Always Loved Trains." – Walt Disney   There is a new exhibition on display at the Walt Disney Family...