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Mousetalgia Podcast 307: Disneyland 10K, Marceline documentary

Mousetalgia reports from the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend, and Dave and Becky talk about the runDisney Expo, Jeff Galloway's running philosophy, preparing for a race, a description of the 10K course, and dealing with a sudden illness at the park. Then, Dave reviews "Marceline," a documentary about Walt's childhood hometown held at the Walt Disney Family Museum with some...

LEGOLAND Florida Resort gets into the Character Meet and Greet Business

Visitors to the house the mouse built will almost certainly understand that one of the main draws for park guests is character interaction. Following the release of Frozen in 2013, thousands would wait in line for hours on end just for the chance to have their picture taken with actors portraying Elsa and Anna from the film. Eager to get...

500 Fan Tickets Available for 2014 Eyegore Awards at Universal Studios Hollywood

Every year Universal Studios Hollywood holds a special star-studded ceremony to kick off their annual Halloween Horror Nights event. The Eyegore Awards honors the top achievements in the horror genre while serving as the launch for the park's wildly popular scare fest. Think of it as a sort of Kennedy Center Honors meets Fangoria and you get the idea....

Wait Times Do A Flip Flop at Disneyland Paris

Wait times have taken a surprising turn at the Disneyland Paris Resort. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog has the story. ~~Rick Wait Times Do A Flip Flop at Disneyland Paris by Alain Littaye Disney and more blog I have three Disneyland Paris pictorial updates for you coming up featuring all new shots from Paris' Magic Kingdom! As always,...

Universal Orlando Podcast #107 – News, Rumors AND Horror Nights

On this episode we read a listener trip report email before delving into the news. We'll look at new Annual Passholder benefits, early access to Horror Nights houses, discount on Cabana Bay rooms, a price hike on the photoconnect, the closure of the  House Of Horrors at Universal Hollywood and more. We then open up the rumor mill to hear...

Universal Studios Hollywood Sets Up Scares and Magical Thrills

It's construction central at Universal Studios Hollywood. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has nearly one third of the theme park space behind construction walls as multiple projects continue. Both Fast and Furious Supercharged and the addition of the new Springfield land, based on The Simpsons television series, aim for a summer 2015 opening.  While these three gigantic projects...

Where The Magic Was Born – The Walt Disney Birthplace Project – Disney Dose Podcast

Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois inside of a small house that his father built with his own hands. Now, 113 years later, a team of dedicated Disney fans and historians are working to preserve the house as a part of the Walt Disney Birthplace Project. Interview With the Executive Director of the Project Todd Regan,...

Yesterland presents Disneyland Signs, Part 2: Since 2000

Arriving at Disneyland Park used to be simple and consistent. Part 1 of this 2-part article looked at 1955 to 1999. In the 21st Century, things became much more complicated.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Disneyland Signs, Part 2: Since 2000   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Eating with Allergies: Delicious Dining at Disney – Tonyʼs Town Square

We stopped into Tonyʼs on our way out of the Magic Kingdom recently and were able to snag a walk-up reservation for our family. My son was selected to help sing the song with the cast members at the opening of the dinner time seating. The cast members all hold up signs to help the guests sing along about Tonyʼs to the...

A Yesterland-Style Adventure in Walt’s Park

This week, Paul, joined by Calvin & Clay, visit a theme park owned by a man named Walt, and we ride a mine train, see a show featuring the peppers ghost effect & then enjoy a performance by Krazy Kirk & the Hillbillies! Truly A Yesterland-Style Adventure in Walt's Park! Walter KNOTT, that is... Enjoy! Direct Link | iTunes Link ********************************* THE WTTM...

Big Changes Coming to Epcot Entertainment

It's time to take in the sights of Epcot. This week, there is lots of entertainment related news out of the experimental prototype community of tomorrow.  I sinkhole near the Imagination Pavilion has forced Disney management to wall off a section of the park in hopes of repairing the area.  Frozen seems like an inevitable overlay for the neglected...

Bob’s True-Life Adventures – No.11 Safari – Banoka Part Two

Today's Wheel of Adventures stopped at 2014, so here we go. This is part two of a four part series about an African safari. You can get caught up with Banoka Part One HERE. Part one introduced Camp Banoka and described what a typical game drive day was like, and showed a variety of some of the larger wildlife. Part...

Disney News Round Up: Oswald and Halloween

Hey everybody, Oswald is back! We have the full story of the lucky rabbit's return to Disney California Adventure.  We also share the less-than-perfect review for the Frozen Summer Fun event at Disney Hollywood Studios in Florida.  It's not all bad news though.  The Disneyland Half Marathon brings us a lovely report from Joe along with a recap of...

Legends of Frontierland: Get In The Game

It’s been a very hot and awfully long summer since we posted our first look at Legends of Frontierland, so we thought we would go in and take a look at what’s happened with the experience since it first launched. The past few weeks have seen changes to the game revealing how deep the planning on this experience really...

Frozen Summer Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Yoohoo, big summer blowout! If you're a fan of Disney's "Frozen", Disney's Hollywood Studios is hosting "Frozen Summer Fun" from now until September 28th. The event is based on Disney's popular film "Frozen" and features all of your favorite characters from the film hosting various events, activities, and merchandise locations, a Royal Processional featuring Anna and Elsa, a DJ Dance Party,...

Disneyland Half-Marathon races through Anaheim over the busy Labor Day Holiday weekend

Happy Labor Day! Officially marking the end of the summer season, the busy holiday weekend also brought along a weekend of RunDisney events to the Resort, including the annual Disneyland Half-Marathon and Health and Fitness Expo. Inside the parks, Halloween Time continues to move in as the last bit of summer fades away. In Adventureland, the summer...

Mousetalgia Podcast 306: Le Salon Nouveau at Club 33, listener email

Mousetalgia Becky takes us on a tour of Le Salon Nouveau at Club 33, giving us a peek at the animatronic vulture, changing portraits, French lift booth, beautiful mural and more new details from the recently renovated club. Plus, we discuss more park impressions, including Dooney and Burke purses and breakfast at Steakhouse 55, where the scent of red...

LA Haunted Hayride Prepares New Scares for Griffith Park

On a sweltering August afternoon in an average industrial park in Glendale, California, a nefarious plan to scare the bejesus out of people was underway.  Early for a meeting, I entered the building and found a bohemian group of creatives deep in conversation. They were on a conference call, discussing details for this years edition of the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride,...

Disneyland Resort runDisney Races for Kids

This past weekend was the annual Half Marathon at Disneyland Resort, and this year our family participated in our very first RunDisney event . . . the one for toddlers. We started with something easy since we are all novice runners and enrolled Fat Baby (the affectionate name by which many folks know our toddler) in the Kids’ Races....

The Sweep Spot Episode 136 – Stores on Main Street Part 1

In this episode, we take a look at the stores on the East side of Main Street over the years. If you'd like to learn some of the interesting facts and history about these shops, we invite you to listen along: