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Mousetalgia 259 and 260: Halloween Double Feature

October 14, 2013 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

It’s a Halloween double feature from Mousetalgia. Save some time to listen to two great episodes to one of our favorite podcasts. There’s no turning back now . . . Knott’s Halloween Haunt and Mickey’s…


Hong Kong Disneyland Previews New Iron Man Experience

October 13, 2013 at 3:00 am | 18 Comments

Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced that Hong Kong Disneyland will receive the Iron Man Experience in 2016. This will be the first Marvel ride to open in a Disney theme…


Frozen – A Look at Frozen, the Upcoming Disney Animated Film

October 13, 2013 at 1:30 am | 13 Comments

It is a rare treat indeed to get a chance to peek into the future.  But that’s exactly what happened when MiceChat was invited to visit the hallowed halls of Walt Disney Animation for a…

Posted in Disney, Disney News


Soaptanian and the three Muskerpauls

October 13, 2013 at 12:30 am | No Comments

The Blokes at Dis After Dark are back in the Mouse’s Head Pub recording the latest show. Paul B and Paul D are drinking ‘Old Speckled Hen’ and ‘Magners Cider’ respectively, Nick is on Pepsi…

Posted in Disney Parks, Podcasts


Ghosts and Ghoulies Invade Disneyland Paris

October 12, 2013 at 3:00 am | 17 Comments

The Halloween decorations at Disneyland Paris are abundant, and the ghosts and ghoulies have a whimsical style – perfect for a Disney park! Here’s a photo report from Alain Littaye of the Disney and more…


Themed Entertainment Association SATE’13 Conference

October 12, 2013 at 12:44 am | 8 Comments

This past weekend the beautiful and historic city of Savannah, Georgia played host to the Themed Entertainment Association’s (TEA) annual SATE Conference. Hosted this year by the Savannah College of Art & Design, SATE is…


Season Pass Podcast: Phil Hettema-From Disneyland to Universal to the World!

October 12, 2013 at 12:01 am | 3 Comments

This week the TSPP team travels to Pasadena to talk with Phil Hettema (President/Creative Executive of the Hettema Group).  Phil discusses his beginnings in the Themed Entertainment World.   His career starts at Disneyland designing costumes, then to creating…


DASneyland struggles with new Disabled Program

October 11, 2013 at 3:00 am | 92 Comments

Disneyland’s Halloween Time continues, but the big scare this week was the introduction of the new Disability Access Service (DAS), the replacement for Disneyland’s much abused Guest Assistance Card program. Disney prepared for big lines…


Disney Hollywood Studios News and Photos

October 11, 2013 at 2:00 am | 22 Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World. This week, we’re taking a look at what’s happening at Disney Hollywood Studios. We have close to 50 photos from the park, so let’s dive right in! If…


Blumhouse of Horrors presents The Purge Fear the Night

October 11, 2013 at 1:00 am | 11 Comments

Last Year Jason Blum, producer of such horror films as Insidious, Paranormal Activity, and The Purge, burst onto the haunt scene in Los Angeles with the fully immersive haunted house attraction called the Blumhouse of…

Posted in Features


The Peabody Ducks of Orlando

October 10, 2013 at 10:19 pm | 5 Comments

An Orlando institution recently ended a beloved tradition involving five celebrity ducks. No. It wasn’t Walt Disney World. The five celebrity ducks are not Donald, Daisy, Hewey, Louie, and Dewey. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The…


Diary of a runDisney Virgin

October 10, 2013 at 3:00 am | 18 Comments

So, not many of you readers know me personally, but I’ve made an appearance in my column pictures every now and then.  If you need a refresher, this is me: Totally your idea of a…


The Court of Angels – New Orleans Square Disneyland

October 10, 2013 at 2:00 am | 76 Comments

The removal of the Court of Angels in New Orleans Square to make room for an expanded Club 33 has become the latest polarizing issue between traditionalists and those who are apathetic about change. How…

Posted in Samland


Secrets of the Wooden Door – An Old-Time Radio Halloween Audio Drama

October 10, 2013 at 1:01 am | 6 Comments

Today’s Window To The Magic podcast is not to be missed. This is the sort of creative endeavor that you’ll want to share with your friends. – Dusty A HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR MIND’S EYE!…


Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest Test

October 10, 2013 at 12:01 am | 13 Comments

Six Flags Magic Mountain has kicked off Fright Fest 2013 in the hopes of scaring up some fun this Halloween season.  With an ambitious line up and a multi-year plan to enhance the event, they…


Wakefield Report: Theme Park News

October 09, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

Well I am finally home from a very special trip to Southern California. I had a blast and I really enjoyed meeting many of you MiceChatters and Nuggeteers. It was an eventful week and I…


Disney News Round Up: Angels Out, DAS In

October 09, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

More Star Wars on the way to a Tomorrowland near you? How does the Magic Band stack up? Pirates and chalk at the Disneyland Resort.  What happens when night falls at Ghost Galaxy?  It’s all…


MiceAge Update: DAS is the New GAC

October 08, 2013 at 3:00 am | 173 Comments

Today is the last day to use the Guest Assistance Card, a de facto Unlimited Front Of Line pass that Disneyland has been using since 2004. While Disney finally released some basic information around the…


Disney Gridlock

October 08, 2013 at 2:00 am | 42 Comments

The gridlock in Congress (still no budget, as of this writing) seems like a strange topic to bring up on a Disney fan site, but I think there are parallels to the online world of…

Posted in Features


Universal Orlando Update – Hogwarts Express Trains and Resort Update

October 08, 2013 at 1:05 am | 46 Comments

It’s a big news week at Universal Orlando. Trains have arrived for the Hogwart’s Express, which will transport guests between the Studios and Islands of Adventure, and they are now being stored in plain sight.…