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MiceAge Update: More Star Wars, Frozen, Muppets and Marvel at Disneyland Resort

Today's MiceAge Update brings you the latest from the halls of Imagineering and Team Disney Anaheim, where some big-ish projects are in the works. After a pleasant summer season with manageable crowds of tourists spread evenly between the two parks, the Disneyland Resort crashes into late August this week with the return of over 500,000 SoCal and SoCal Select Annual...

From Hollywood to Disney Hollywood Studios: The Brown Derby

Greetings fellow MiceChatters and readers! This week I will be highlighting both a Hollywood and a Disney Hollywood Studios Classic - The Brown Derby. In 1926, Robert H. Cobb opened the original Brown Derby at 3427 Wilshire Blvd. In 1937, the original derby-shaped building was moved to 3377 Wilshire Blvd, just a block down from its original location. Cobb opened the second...

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Invites Guests to Survive the “Curse”

Busch Gardens Tampa has announced info for this year's Howl-O-Scream. Now in it's 15th year, Tampa's #1 haunt event is ready to scare up some spooky new thrills for guests. This year's event will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from October 2 to November 1 (and on Sunday, October 19 as well). As usual, things kick off with...

Disneyland celebrates Haunted Mansion’s 45th Anniversary with new art and collectibles

Disneyland's summer season is starting to wind down as the park begins to gear up for the popular Halloween Time season. As summer wraps up, refurbishments continue from Main Street, U.S.A. to Tomorrowland and the Grand Californian Hotel. Meanwhile, the Disneyana shop unveiled a new exhibit of Haunted Mansion art and collectibles to celebrate the attraction's...

Mousetalgia Podcast 304: The Haunted Mansion at ScareLA; Robin Williams

The ScareLA Halloween convention celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Haunted Mansion on August 9 with a panel hosted by Jeff, and he shares some behind-the-scenes moments and memories from the event, which featured Disney Legends Alice Davis and Bob Gurr on stage with Jeff, talking about the creation of the world's most loved haunted house and the concept...

Scare LA: The Halloween Convention in Los Angeles

Last weekend, August 9th and 10th, a frightfully fun convention was held in Los Angeles. Scare LA is a large-scale convention held each August for Halloween fans, professional haunters, and anyone in between that loves everything associated with the spooky holiday!  This event celebrates Halloween and the fun that is coming to the Southern California area each fall.  Think...

The San Francisco Dungeon: A Walk On The Dark Side

Just in time for the Halloween season, a new attraction has opened at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. Marc Ricketts takes us on a tour of The San Francisco Dungeon: Take a Walk on the Dark Side. ~~Rick The San Francisco Dungeon: Take a Walk on the Dark Side by Marc Ricketts On our two visits to London, I was always intrigued...

The Sweep Spot Episode 135 – History of Tom Sawyers Island and Movie About Walt Disney

In This Episode we have talk about the history of Tom Sawyers Island. We welcome back guest David Smith to help is discuss this. He has many memories and great stories working on the Canoes and Keel Boats around the Island. Plus we welcome film director Logan Sekulow of the upcoming movie As Dreamers Do. www.thesweepspot.com

Ears & Bubbles: The Story of Mouseketeer Bobby Burgess

Can you believe that the Mickey Mouse Club will be 60 years old next year? Scarlett Stahl has a great interview with Mouseketeer Bobby Burgess plus news (rumor) of a special honor for the Mouseketeers next year. ~~Rick BOBBY BURGESS Ears & Bubbles By Scarlett Stahl Recently I met Bobby Burgess for an interview over coffee and donuts at the famous Farmers Market,...

Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 23 – The Dr is in.

Welcome back to the Mouses Head and thank you for the download. Today we have a crossover episode with a Dr Who podcast. All of us are back again, although Paul D has some audio problems (he is seeing a Dr about it). We drink some beer and talk some news as usual In the company of Dr Squeee from the...

Massive Expansion for All 3 SeaWorld Parks

The past few days have been rough for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.  After missing their projected quarterly earnings target, despite an increase in attendance for the quarter, SeaWorld shareholder's knee jerk reaction was to sell shares, which resulted in a 30% one day drop in the stock price. Facing a shareholder sell off and mounting pressure online from activists, SeaWorld...

Remembering Genie at the Disneyland Resort

We were feeling nostalgic this week and decided to catch a showing of Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular in honor of the late Robin Williams. We then mosey through Disney California Adventure in an attempt to solve a number of riddles. Why is the astroturf white at the Cozy Cone Motel? Why are the Paradise Pier gazebos taking so long to "fix"?...

Knotts Berry Farm End of Summer Fun and Haunt by the Ton

Down on the farm there's plenty a-happenin'. Knott's is planning a big Labor Day celebration on the last day of August including fireworks!  You also still have a chance to catch the Snoopy Unleashed show and Boomtown before they close.  We also take some time to enjoy the Citizens of Calico Ghost Town, and take a ride on the...

Midget Autopia Mystery

Where did this ride come from? What happened to it? Let’s unravel these mysteries—and discover something even more amazing about this ride from the 1950s.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Midget Autopia Mystery   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: Five Great Sweet Stops at Walt Disney World

I don't know about you, but when I'm on vacation, I'm definitely more inclined to indulge, and for me that means decadent desserts and sumptuous sweets! Here's my list of five great places to satisfy your sweet tooth when visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth. 1. The Confectionery A true classic, this place has almost every candy available on Walt...

Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: The Story of Davy Jones

The first Pirates of the Caribbean movie was a brilliant piece of cinema capturing the rollicking adventure of swashbuckling films of yore. Using the ride as its jumping off point, it brought together great characters, great actors, great action, and a great story (and skeleton pirates!) to deliver the deeply satisfying kind of viewing experience one rarely gets in movies...

Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This week, Jeremiah returns with Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Enjoy the Frozen Sing-along, Frozen Fireworks & Frozen Cavalcade - all in HD BINAURAL AUDIO! 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 Podcast App: Apple: http://tinyurl.com/wttmapp Android: http://tinyurl.com/wttmapp3 Get the...

Peoplemover Reopens and more Magic Kingdom News

We have a moving update for you this week as a classic Tomorrowland attraction, the Peoplemover, reopens at the Magic Kingdom. We'll show you how it looks as well as other news from the park. Let’s go! http://datelinedisneyland.smugmug.com/Other/DDW/i-tgSgFTp/0/O/magickingdom-5.png Heading into the park, you can see the progress on the Polynesian bungalows. http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld08102014-_DSC6279.jpg http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld08102014-_DSC6281.jpg http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld08102014-_DSC6282.jpg http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld08102014-_DSC6283.jpg   Welcome to the park! http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld08102014-_DSC6284.jpg http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld08102014-_DSC6285.jpg   Scrim up in Town Square. http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld08102014-_DSC6286.jpg http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld08102014-_DSC6287.jpg http://www.miceshots.com/usr/72/DatelineDisneyWorld08102014-_DSC6288.jpg   Time for this week’s...

Star Wars: The Film That Changed My Life Part 2

UPDATE: A LOVELY DAY AT DISNEYLAND – Last Thursday,  my husband, Lindsey, and I were able to go to dinner at the newly remodeled Club 33. We decided to spend the day at Disneyland, not only would this be great fun, but would allow us to beat the traffic getting to Anaheim from Burbank. We started our day by going...

Disney News Round Up: Haunted Mansion Sleepover

Happy 45th anniversary to the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland California.  Did you know that one lucky family got to stay inside the attraction to mark this milestone?  It's true, and it's all right here in the MiceChat Roundup of Disney and theme park news and discussion.  Along with this celebration, a ton of Haunted Mansion merchandise has been released. ...