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So, You Think You Know Disneyland . . .

We have something special for you today, the Introduction to the Third Edition of The Disneyland Encyclopedia. PLUS, you'll find four of the entries from the book (with photos from the book in glamorous black and white). Our thanks to author Chris Strodder for access to so much of his newly revised book. Read on folks. . . “There are...

The Sweep Spot #207 Disneyland 1957 with Jim Korkis

In this episode we welcome back Disney Historian, and author Jim Korkis. We take a look at the year 1957 in Disneyland, and talk about what was new, what was gone and what may be coming, plus many great stories. We'll also take a look at the latest in Disneyland Resort current events. Plus, get our book Cleaning the Kingdom,...

Star Wars Land News: Year One

A year ago this week, Star Wars Land News posted it’s first stand-alone article dedicated to documenting the progress of Star Wars Land Construction and the cultural influence of Star Wars at Disneyland. So this seemed like a good time to take a look how far it’s all come. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Changes Coming In Tomorrowland   First,...

Yesterland: Mailboxes at Disneyland

These days, Disneyland guests use smartphones to text photos and greetings to their friends and families back home. But for most of Disneyland’s existence, guests mailed postcards from the park’s mailboxes. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Mailboxes at Disneyland When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Relive BB-8’s Adventures with Star Wars: Puzzle Droids Mobile Game

Star Wars: Puzzle Droids, the first mobile Star Wars casual puzzle game, is now available for download on the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore. The brand new match-3 adventure invites players to tap into the holographic memory banks of BB-8 for an epic Star Wars adventure. The journey will feature familiar scenes and previously untold moments through...

Knott’s Berry Farm Photo Update- Spring Turns To Summer

Welcome back to the Farm! We are taking a look at this happy little park just as spring break ends and they prepare for Summer. One thing is for sure, the Boysenberry Festival was a huge hit this year and the park was packed every weekend throughout April. And just to keep things interesting, a new flat ride has...

D23 Expo Announces Major Presentations For The Big Stage

Disney's D23 has announced the big events coming to the D23 Expo's "Hall D23" this summer. Don't be confused by their use of "D23" on everything. "Hall D23" is a 6,800 seat theater used for the mega presentations of the Expo. Make note of the things that are important to you and stake out your strategy so you don't...

Dateline Disney World – Star Wars Land going vertical at Hollywood Studios

You can almost hear the Imperial March playing already. We've got some exciting photos to share with you this week of real progress at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Let's take a look at this rapidly changing park as two new lands are slowly rising. BB-8 has made his debut at Star Wars Launch Bay. The loyal little droid from Star...

Disney News Roundup: Space Mountain Returns and New Rumors

Welcome to the MiceChat News Round-up! Can you believe it's less then 10 days until this year's World-famous Gumball Rally! It's the most fun you'll have at the Disneyland Resort. There's still time to sign up, so don't miss out! We also have news of a MiceChat Pizza Party at the new Pizza Press restaurant across the street from Disneyland. Read...

MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – Schedule Struggle

Spring Break has ended and TDA has been very happy with the attendance and strong response to DCA’s expanded Food & Wine Festival. Despite the ongoing financial success of the Anaheim property, things are getting a bit tense in TDA lately as the planning calendar for fiscal year 2017 has come under serious strain. Some key dates have already...

Disneyland Photo Update – You Are Clear For Launch

Strike up the band, it's time for a quick tour of Disneyland to see what's new and what's news. A classic is set to return as Space Mountain gives up on the popular Hyperspace overlay and Star Tours prepares to add new destinations. A new shop has opened in Fantasyland and crowd patterns continue to perplex the Disneyland faithful.

Mousetalgia Podcast 444: Disneyland with a 5-year-old, Star Wars Celebration wrap-up

Join Mousetalgia for a special Star Wars Celebration report on the sights and sounds of SWCO, courtesy of correspondent Emma Mosier. We'll discuss the atmosphere, the vendors, the cosplay, the droids, and even the photo ops. Then, Jeff takes his 5 year old daughter to Disneyland, and we discuss the dynamics of a family trip. Topics include whether or...

Photographing Disneyland: What’s in My Camera Bag?

Welcome to "What's in My Camera Bag?" where you'll learn what kind of gear I use to shoot at the parks. This feature will be the first in a photography-focused column "Photographing Disneyland" for MiceChat. I'd like to preface this feature with two things. Firstly, an important thing to remember is that the best camera is the one you have...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: Disney Math Just For Fun

Math can be fun. Wait! Don’t run away! Seriously, math can be fun. All you need is a little something extra – a certain spin – to make math both entertaining and relevant. So, to help young and old alike gain a better appreciation for the joys of mathematics, following are math problems which contain just a little touch of...

Yesterland: Neptune at Epcot and his Relatives in Rome

This photo journey begins at Epcot. Disney calls the fountain at the Italy pavilion Fontana Di Nettuno. That’s Italian for Neptune Fountain. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Neptune at Epcot and his Relatives in Rome> When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

(Editorial) Star Wars Land: The Once and Future Kingdom

Watching some of the various panels from last weekend's Star War Celebration, with some teases of what guests may expect when the updated theme parks open in California and Orlando, I was reminded of a few things from the past. Indulge me for a moment and then let me know your thoughts in the comments below. First, as neat as...

MiceChat Podcast – Every Parent Comes Out Tired

Doug and Dusty explore some of the deep rumors in the theme park industry. Disneyland and Disney World news and rumors abound in the April MiceChat Podcast. Plus, we take a deep dive into what might be coming to Epcot in the next decade. It's an impressive line-up, but is Disney abandoning the world's fair theme of this aging...

Dateline Universal Orlando – Fast and Furious Attraction Construction

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week, we're checking out Universal Studios Florida. As always, there's something big on the way. Let's take a look. Look, up in the sky . . .it's a bird, it's a plane, it's . . . more Universal Studios construction. That...

Disney News Round Up: Gumballs, Wifi and Gossip

  Welcome to the MiceChat News Round-up! Are you ready?  The world-famous Gumball Rally is just a couple weeks away. Have you signed up, booked your room at newly renovated The Anaheim Hotel? The Gumball Rally is a uniquely fun way to spend time with friends and family at the Disneyland Resort. Although it's a real challenge, it's the most fun you'll...

Disney California Adventure Photo Update: Sticking it to the Man

It's Disney California Adventure day on MiceChat. And that means more Tower, Midway, FASTPASS, merchandise, and . . . um . . . something really inappropriate (or not). Plus, lots of photos, which we know you love. So let's see where the heroes are headed . . . But first, IT'S RALLY TIME For full info on the Gumball Rally and...