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Disney News Round Up: Christmas has Frozen Over

The MiceChat Roundup brings you another healthy dose of Theme Park and Disney fun.  We start things off by sharing news about Disneyland's Candlelight Processional event and Arendelle coming to Storybookland.  Should Space Mountain get a Star Wars retheme?  What are those secret menu items that you can order in the park?  We next share info on the Turner...

MiceAge Update – The Force Awakens For Disneyland Resort

Since this past summer we’ve been telling you in these updates all about the new attractions and entertainment coming to Anaheim for 2015, and this Thursday morning Disneyland Resort President Michael Colglazier will address a crowd of DCA managers to finally begin announcing some of what’s coming to the Anaheim parks in the weeks and months ahead. That internal...

The Great Movie Ride and TCM

With this past Wednesday’s announcement revealing a partnership between Disney and TCM, I thought it would an ideal time to reflect briefly on the history, as well as take a somewhat detailed look at the current incarnation, of this opening day attraction. We'll also do some speculating on what might be coming soon. The Great Movie ride opened with Disney’s...

Rain Rain Rain at the Disneyland Resort

Thanksgiving Day crowds enjoyed a healthy dose of holiday cheer at the Disneyland Resort despite the rain that moved in on Sunday night.  Many argue that Disneyland is far more magical in the rain than at any other time.  Is it the lights, the cool air, or is it just the lack of crowds?  Whatever the reason, there is...

Mousetalgia Podcast 319: Don Hahn; Walt Disney; holiday gifts

Walt Disney's birthday special edition! This week, Mousetalgia welcomes director/producer Don Hahn back to the show to help us celebrate the 113th anniversary of Walt's birth. First, Hahn discusses "Christmas with Walt," his film about Walt Disney's personal holiday celebrations with his family and his studio, which is screening this month at the Walt Disney Family Museum. Next, Jeff...

Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks’ Greatest Rivalry

Sam is back, and this time it's really personal. Today, we run the prologue of his new book which releases on Tuesday of this week! Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks' Greatest Rivalry Prologue Universal Studios did not set out to challenge The Walt Disney Company in the theme park business. The men who ran the Music Corporation...

Christmas Season Lights Up Disneyland Paris

Christmas has arrived at the Disneyland Paris Resort. Thanks to Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog, we have front row seats to the Christmas parade and castle show! ~~Rick Christmas Season Lights Up Disneyland Paris by Alain Littaye The Christmas season has arrived at Disneyland Paris, and we have some wonderful photos thanks to Max, D&M contributor and DLPWelcome...

Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk Kicks off the Holiday

The holidays are bright, loud, and full of music and fun at Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk.  Monday night marked the beginning of a season-long concert series.  The event was hosted by Carson Daly, fresh off the set from NBC's The Voice. Carson took the stage at about 7:30 and greeted the huge crowd that had gathered for the tree lighting...

Six Flags Magic Mountain Presents Holiday in the Park

Six Flags Magic Mountain has seen its share of ups and downs, and we're not just talking about the record setting coasters.  Over the years the park has struggled to maintain a family friendly atmosphere while still promoting ever more extreme attractions. This winter, the park will hold its first ever "Holiday in the Park," Christmas event.  I'm happy...

Disafterdark Series 3, Episode 2 – The listener phone in show (Finally)

Welcome back to DisAfterDark, we thank you for the download. After some delay, we are finally getting back on our podcasting feet. This is the phone in (well, Skype, but it still counts) show. Paul, Paul, Nick and Craig are joined by a few others, some you might even recognize. and it wasn’t until I listened back to it, I realize my own...

Knotts Merry Farm Delivers Down Home Christmas Cheer

No other park offers a Christmas celebration quite like Knott's Berry Merry Farm. Their particular mix of down-home charm, mouthwatering munchies, and live entertainment remains a unique Southern California gem that must be experienced.  Today we share what's happening down on the farm, including the Christmas Crafts Village, The Birdcage Theatre presentations of The Gift of the Magi and...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #117 – News, Cowfish and Trip Report

Welcome to another Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. We begin this show with a news update which includes the announcement of some of the "celebrities that will be attending next years A Celebration of Harry Potter event at Universal Orlando Resort. For more information head over to UniversalOrlando.com# Universal Orlando have also announced that they will be holding an "Every Witch Way"...

Yesterland: Happiest Turkeys on Earth

It’s 2005 at Yesterland. You can visit two turkeys here—37-pound Marshmallow and 35-pound Yam. They look like regular farm-raised turkeys, albeit very large ones. But these gobblers have bragging rights—especially one of them.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Happiest Turkeys on Earth   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party

If one was to look for a story that sums up this time of year for many people, they would not have to go much farther than the novella of Mister Charles Dickens, entitled "A Christmas Carol". Since the initial publication in December of 1843, this tale of redemption at Christmas in Victorian England has been a favorite of...

Dining with Food Allergies – House of Blues

House of Blues is one of those often overlooked dining treasures at Downtown Disney.  The food is fantastic and the prices aren’t any higher than a typical Disney location.  While the Sunday gospel brunch draws a huge crowd, the main dining room usually has walk-up availability even on the busiest of days.  We headed over to House of Blues...

Window to the Magic Podcast – Take a Discovery Stroll in DCA with Bryn

Take a stroll around DCA with Bryn as she goes outside of her comfort zone to experience some things she normally doesn't do... BE SURE TO SEND IN YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS SHOW! Enjoy! ********************************* Direct Link | iTunes Link ********************************* THE WTTM PODCAST APPLICATIONS for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch & now for Android & Kindle Fire Mobile access to the shows, and MUCH more! The WindowtotheMagic...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures No.17 – Tivoli Gardens and the Genesis of Disneyland

Today's Wheel of Adventures has stopped at 2007, and off we go. . . In the years leading up to Walt Disney's construction of Disneyland, Walt did a lot of research on various amusement parks. Tivoli was one of the most important parks to study, According to radio and TV personality Art Linkletter, who recalled his 1951 trip to Tivoli...

Gingerbread Holidays at the Walt Disney World Resorts

This week, we're taking a look at 4 of the WDW resorts and how they get all spruced up for the holidays. Well, that's gonna wrap things up for this week. We got rained out of our Osborne Lights night last week, so I hope to bring that to you in the next column. Let us know your thoughts...

Disney News Round Up: More Christmas Than You Can Shake A Peppermint Stick At

We need a little Christmas, right this very minute!  Actually, the MiceChat Round Up of Disney and theme park news and information is bringing you more Christmas than you can shake a peppermint stick at. Two major updates this week highlight all of the holiday offerings at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.  We then debate what the best dessert...

Busch Gardens Tampa Christmas Town Sneak Peek

Busch Gardens Tampa is putting the finishing touches on this year's Christmas Town event. Let's take a look at the holiday trimmings and check in on the critters who call this delightful little park home. Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa will be returning for a third year, with the event running select dates November 28 through December 31, 2014....