Editor’s Note:
  • October 12, 2015: Change is in the wind at the Disneyland Resort – With all the projects now underway or rumored for the Disneyland Resort, we are relaunching Andy Castro's Disneyland Resort Project Tracker on our forums. We invite you to bookmark and check this thread on a regular basis as we track the future of the Disneyland Resort HERE. - We also examine the price increases at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World in an article from Hastin Zylstra HERE and Andy Castro takes a look at Disneyland price increases as the entire Rivers of America complex and Railroad prepare to shut down HERE. ×0
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Fixing Fastpass at Walt Disney World

July 07, 2013 at 3:00 am | 60 Comments

Fastpass+ is coming whether we like it or not. There are those among us that have embraced our new Type A overlords. I am not one of them. I look at the current Fastpass system as…


Full Throttle added to Coaster Mural at Magic Mountain

July 07, 2013 at 2:00 am | 12 Comments

This week’s Magic Mountain update is a little different than some of our recent articles. We’ll have some Full Throttle photos for you as work continues to be done around the ride. But, the biggest…


Rhinos and Big Cats Featured at Irwin Family’s Australia Zoo

July 06, 2013 at 1:00 am | 3 Comments

Our Australian theme park reporter, Rya86n, has been busy with work responsibilities, but found the time to send us this fun update from the Australia Zoo. ~~Rick Amongst months and months of busy work in…


Independence Day Weekend Continues at the Disneyland Resort

July 05, 2013 at 2:03 am | 17 Comments

We hope you had a safe and happy 4th of July!  Here in the United States, we celebrate our independence with fireworks, red, white, and blue decorations, and festive food.  Disneyland is known for its…


Magic Kingdom Fireworks and Refurbs

July 05, 2013 at 2:01 am | 10 Comments

4th of July festivities at the Magic Kingdom went off with a big bang. We’ll show you what’s going on in the park, as well as many of the refurbishments wrapping up. If you’d like…


Skyway at Magic Kingdom Park

July 04, 2013 at 9:39 pm | 9 Comments

Who says every attraction has to tell a story? Sometimes it’s just about the experience—and flying like a bird above the Yester Magic Kingdom is a delighful experience. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Skyway at Magic…


Disney Military-Style

July 04, 2013 at 3:15 am | 17 Comments

Do you do Disney military-style? No, I don’t mean morphing into a theme park commando. Disney Parks offer some great perks for our women and men currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, as well…


SAMLAND: The Other Places Disneyland Might Have Been Built

July 04, 2013 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

Go back to August 1953 with me. The team from the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) were about to present their findings for the ideal location of Disneyland to Walt and Roy Disney. Harrison “Buzz” Price…

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Under The Sea With Ursula the Sea Witch and Bob Gurr

July 04, 2013 at 12:01 am | 19 Comments

We have a very special MiceChat podcast for you today. Dive under the sea with the voice of Ursula from the Little Mermaid, the amazing Pat Carroll. And as a surprise for Pat, Disney Imagineering…


Disney News Round Up: SpectroMagic Burns Out, D23 Expo Scoop, 4th of July and More

July 03, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

This week’s Disney Round Up brings a mixed bag of theme park news. It looks like Spectromagic has been permanently unplugged. The first reviews of The Lone Ranger are not looking promising. Disneyana shop has…


SpectroMagic Destroyed and Other Disney World News

July 02, 2013 at 3:00 am | 45 Comments

Kevin Yee brings another update from Walt Disney World, where there’s good news and shocking news to share. First Test of FASTPASS+ Successful Last weekend, Disney World conducted a test of the MagicBands, that crucial…


Universal Orlando News – HHN, Dining Plan and Attraction updates

July 02, 2013 at 2:00 am | 13 Comments

We have lots of news to share from all around the Universal Orlando Resort today. Universal has been moving quickly to make Summer 2013 a banner year, but with a watchful eye on 2014 as…


Disneyana takes over the Disney Gallery as Disneyland kicks off Independence Week festivities

July 01, 2013 at 5:05 am | 35 Comments

The introduction of Starbucks on Disneyland‘s Main Street, U.S.A. continues to bring some unexpected changes to the 58-year-old theme park’s main entrance. The latest change has pushed The Disney Gallery from its home in the…


Season Pass Podcast: Cars Land with Mangum, Morris, Holt & DCA!

July 01, 2013 at 12:11 am | 11 Comments

Fantastic news to start your week. The Season Pass Podcast, the leading show on all things theme park, has joined the MicePod on MiceChat.com. From now on, you’ll find their show right here. Please help…


Cirque Dreams Splashtastic – A thoroughly entertaining show at Discovery Kingdom

June 30, 2013 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

This past Memorial Day Weekend, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom opened up their new show for this summer: Cirque Dreams Splashtastic. We finally got a chance to head out to the park to see the show,…


A Stroll Through Southwick Zoo

June 30, 2013 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

You all know Tim Grassey from his well researched editorial articles on MiceChat, today’s we’ve got something very different from him, a trip report from the Southwick Zoo. Cute animal alert! – Rick Southwick’z Zoo…

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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #59: Creature Design Competition

June 30, 2013 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

Hello and welcome to episode 59 of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, brought to you by MiceChat! In this episode, we discuss some e-mails sent in from listeners like you and news from both Orlando…


The Amazing Legacy of Concept Artist Eric Heschong

June 29, 2013 at 3:00 am | 7 Comments

Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog shares a very personal tribute to the late, great concept artist Eric Heschong. Eric started his amazing career painting scenery for CBS and animation backgrounds at Hanna…


California’s Great America Strikes Gold with new Wooden Rollercoaster

June 29, 2013 at 2:01 am | 31 Comments

Earlier this spring, Calfornia’s Great America in Santa Clara opened Gold Striker, the “Tallest and Fastest Wooden Coaster in Northern California”. Not only is it the fastest in Northern California, but in our opinion it’s…


EXCLUSIVE Behind The Scenes Interview With D23 and Disney Parks And Resorts About The Upcoming Expo

June 28, 2013 at 6:00 am | 38 Comments

The D23 Expo is a massive event which reaches into all corners of the Disney empire. Just think about all the things that Disney is involved with: Movies, television, radio, books, consumer products, theme parks,…

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