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Mousetalgia Podcast 301: David Koenig; Journey Into Imagination

David Koenig offers a look behind the scenes at the process of writing the best "behind the scenes" Disney parks books! From surprising anecdotes to the massive undertaking of documenting Walt Disney World's history, Koenig discusses his various books and his opinions about successful attractions, cast member secrets, and the art of bringing fantasy to life. Koenig talks about...

An In-depth Look at Ratatouille Land

Alain Littaye has some great photos of the theming in the area surrounding the new Ratatouille attraction in Walt Disney Studios at the Disneyland Paris Resort. ~~Rick Ratatouille Land: An In-Depth Look! by Alain Littaye Disney and more blog Here's a new Disneyland Paris update thanks to Max, D&M contributor and DLPWelcome webmaster. This time we'll have a look at the...

MiceChat Podcast – Top Attractions of Summer 2014

Summer 2014 is in full swing and theme parks all across the country are preparing their offerings. This month's show is your guide to the best of what theme parks have to offer you this year (and a few clunkers as well). From Disney to Universal, SeaWorld to Knott's Berry Farm and all points in between. Slap on some sunscreen and...

Visitors Scream and Splash at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Part Two

Here's Part Two of Marc Ricketts photo essay on the enigmatic Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Park in Vallejo, California. You can get caught up on Part One of this report HERE. ~~Rick Before we carry on I’ll pass along that the unusually large crowd I encountered on a non-holiday weekend in June was nowhere to be seen when my son...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #100 – A Celebration of UUOP

Join us as we celebrate 100 episodes of the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. It's been nearly three and a half years since we began the podcast, at the time there had only been a few dedicated podcasts devoted to Universal Orlando or any of the Universal parks, but none of those lasted very long. We took on the challenge of creating...

Disneyland Updates: Frontierland Fumble and Recovery

A quiet week at the Disneyland Resort allows us to stroll and bring you a photo-filled update from both parks.  Yes, Club 33 has opened.  But now that it is all squared away, for the most part, construction walls no longer impact regular park guests. There are minor projects happening around Disneyland Park including work at the front gate...

Ride and Slide into Knotts Berry Farm

Today we take a stroll through Knott's Berry Farm for a quick update. Visitors are clearly enjoying the affordable admission, fun rides, amazing food and entertainment at the park. Speaking of great deals, Knott's has unveiled a new ticket option that will get you into both parks on the same day - Ride and slide! Next up we chime...

Season Pass Podcast: Knott’s Calico Mine Ride, A New Classic.

These are the interview sessions recorded on June 12th, 2014 at Knott’s Berry Farm for the re-opening of the newly refurbished Calico Mine Ride and Camp Snoopy!  Doug Barnes, Robert Coker, Jeff Tucker (Knott’s Entertainment Supervisor), and Tom Zeliff (NoLimits and ThrillNetwork.com) share interviews with Raffi Kaprelyan (Knott’s General Manager), John Chiu (Knott’s Director of Food and Beverage), the show...

Snow White’s Scary Adventures

A classic movie inspired classic dark rides at Disney theme parks worldwide. The Florida edition of Snow White’s Scary Adventures is part of Yester World. So let’s go on the ride…   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Snow White’s Scary Adventures   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Disney Princess Power

One of the top requests I have from guests is how to plan the ultimate Disney princess experience for their little ladies. Despite having a rough and tumble boy, we do enjoy our share of Disney princess fun at Disney World, especially when my niece is on board. Here are a few tips to planning a princess packed vacation. Accommodations You...

Entire Disney Cruise Line Fleet Will Celebrate Halloween on the High Seas in 2014

This year for the first time ever, Halloween on the High Seas comes onboard all the Disney Cruise Line ships – the Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and newly reimagined Disney Magic. (Copyright © Disney Cruise Line) A full program of holiday fun is in store for guests on most sailings from September through October 2014 as described by the cruise line below: Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party, a celebration in...

Window to the Magic Podcast – A Whole New World In More Ways Than One

This week, Paul has a special announcement and then we visit somewhere that we haven't been in quite a while on the show... and it's one of Paul's favorites! 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:...

Dateline Disney World: Harambe Theatre and Animal Kingdom Photos

This week, we’re taking a look at some of the projects at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  There are plenty of construction walls being moved around as little projects continue throughout the park.  We will also be looking at the surrounding area near the new Harambe Theater.  As with everything else in Disney's Animal Kingdom, the details are exceptional.  Of course...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures No.8 – 2014 Florence and Rome

Today's Wheel of Adventures stopped at 2014, so here we go. MiceChat's June 2014 Mediterranean Magic Cruise organized by Teresa Cory of Fairy Godmother Travel set sail from the fabulous port of Barcelona in the autonomous Catalonia community of Spain. After a relaxing first day at sea, the first stop was the port of Villefranche to visit the storybook village...

Disney News Round Up: More on New Orleans and the Disneyland 60th Anniversary

The magic numbers are 59, 33, and 60.  Yes, Disneyland turned 59 last week in a demure celebration that looked forward to the 60th Anniversary as Club 33 reopened to members once again.  But that is just the beginning in the MiceChat Round up of Disney and theme park news and information.  Today we have a very special look...

This Animatronic Life: Finding Gold in the Calico Mine Ride Part I

Howdy—and welcome to the latest This Animatronic Life, the “not-as-frequent-as-I’d-like-but-genuinely-tries-to-be-semi-regular” column about the history of animatronics technology, themed entertainment, and Garner Holt Productions, Inc.’s (GHP) place in the story! Since the last update, we’ve been enormously busy here, with all sorts of projects for new and returning clients: Mattel, Disney, Knott’s Berry Farm, Lowes Foods, and more. In fact,...

Marvel Universe Live Review

Hey MiceAgers! First time writer, long time reader and glad I finally have something to contribute to the site. My wife and I recently went to the Marvel Universe Live theatrical arena event at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, soon to come to a city near you. The tour began in Tampa, which is the home of Feld Entertainment,...

Disneyland celebrates 59 years and looks ahead to 60 as Club 33 reopens with major changes

Disneyland celebrated its 59th anniversary last week and announced plans for a big celebration of 60 historic years that will start next spring. Yet, as Disneyland prepares to celebrate that big 60th anniversary milestone, Disney has made significant changes to historic areas of park in an effort to expand the private Club 33 in New Orleans Square. ...

Mousetalgia Podcast 300: Walt Disney World through a Disneyland Lens

This week, celebrate Mousetalgia's 300th episode with us as Jeff travels across the country to Orlando and reports on his June trip to Walt Disney World. From the dramatic humidity changes to the wide boulevards and enormous castle, we discuss the differences between the east and west coast Disney parks and form some conclusions. Topics include highlights of the...

Disney Is On The Way To A City Near You

As you sit around the dining room table tonight, trying to figure out your end of summer plans, we have an idea for you. D23 is taking their show on the road and may be coming soon to a city near you. We spoke to the magic makers at D23 and have some tips for you. If you love Disney...