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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. ...

Garner Holt: I was a Teenage Haunter

What does Garner Holt have to do with Halloween?  Plenty. He may run the leading animatronics design company in the business, but he really cut his teeth in horror! Garner had the honor of closing out the Scare LA convention this past weekend in a panel discussion with MiceChat's Doug Barnes. Garner Holt: I Was a Teenage Haunter covers where...

The Haunted Mansion Show: A Special Anniversary

On tonight's relatively short episode, the Ghost Host of the Haunted Mansion celebrates its 45th year of creaking hinges, strange and frightening sounds, flickering candlelights, and happy haunting ghosts. He also fills curious mortals in on cadaverous happenings in and around the graveyard; many of which involve the mansion itself. Happy Anniversary to Walt Disney's "The Haunted Mansion!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UdvEZbw9FQ This seems...

Haunted Mansion celebrates 45 years as the first signs of Halloween materialize at Disneyland

Disneyland's classic Haunted Mansion celebrated its 45th Anniversary over the weekend as the theme parks entered the final stretch of the long summer season. Around the park, refurbishments continue from Main Street to Tomorrowland as the first signs of Disney's popular Halloween Time season quietly emerge. Today, we take a look at the latest progress on those refurbishments and...

Mousetalgia Podcast 303: Touring the Disney Studio and Disney Music Group

It's Rewards Points Week at Mousetalgia, as Kristen cashes in 15,000 Disney Movie Rewards points to earn a private tour of the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank! Listen to all the details as Kristen and Jeff describe the process of applying for the tour and discuss the tour itself. We'll compare it with the D23 fan club tours and...

Colossus Countdown at Six Flags Magic Mountain

SIx Flags Magic Mountain is entering into the final week of operation for what is arguably the second most iconic roller coaster in the park, Colossus. We'll also give you an update on Ninja, take a look at the growing intrusive nature of the sponsorships in the park and ponder what the heck they are thinking about the awful...

Disney World Port Orleans French Quarter Review

First, a little history:  I grew up in the San Francisco area, visiting Disneyland often (the first time in 1959). I moved down to Orange County to work at Disneyland in 1976 (a couple of years as a seasonal cast member). I have been an annual passholder from the beginning, except for the few years I lived back in...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #103 – News, Cabana Bay, Diagon Alley and HHN

On this episode of the unofficial universal Orlando podcast we begin news which includes a new ride in Singapore, New restaurants added to the dining plan and some info learned from Comic Con. We then bring you the rumor mill . . . is James Bond coming to Universal Orlando? Or maybe Dr. Who? Following our usual break, Darren delves in...

New Gift Shop Displaces Disneyland Paris Photo Shop

The Disney merchandising team has made some very sad changes to an iconic Main Street U.S.A. shop – this time in Disneyland Paris. Alain Littaye has the heartbreaking story of the transformation of legendary Disney Imagineer Eddie Sotto's photo shop into "Flora's Unique Boutique". Perhaps her name was Flora Walton? ~~Rick New Century Notions - Flora's Unique Boutique Opens at Disneyland...

Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 22 – An Exhibition of Soapdishlessness.

In this week's DisAfterDark, the Paul's discuss the latest from the Disney parks. They drink some beer and talk some news as usual In the company of Seth Kubersky. All neat and pretty? Then on with the show. We would really appreciate it if you would head over to iTunes and subscribe to the show and leave us a review. Even...

The Disneyland Resort Celebrates The Haunted Mansion and More

Refurbishments on Main Street, new arcades, turnstiles and more as we begin this In The Parks Disneyland update. The Haunted Mansion is celebrating 45th years of scares and we'll fill you in on what's in store for you (or should we say "What's in STORES for you").  We then glide over the empty Finding Nemo lagoon to check the...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #102 – Diagon Alley Roundtable

On this Episode of UUOP, Darren, Tracey and Lee are joined by our On Location host Gregory and listener Nina Thompson. Darren, Gregory and Nina discuss their thoughts on entering Diagon Alley for the first time and passing through platform 9 & 3/4's to the Hogwarts Express. They then tell us what they thought of the queue and the ride itself,...

Cranium Command at The Wonders of Life

A recruiting sign beckons you to enter a golden domed structure. You could be a pilot—a brain pilot! Posters advise you, “Use your head. Don’t miss the show that’s on everyone’s mind.”   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Cranium Command   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Exciting Knott’s Scary Farm 2014 Haunt Announcements

Do you hear that faint noise in the distance? The sound of fog machines hissing, filling the air thick with a murky haze. The deep growl of monsters and the shrill screams of their victims. Halloween Season is coming and the grand daddy of all theme park haunt events returns in 2014 as Knott's Scary Farm begins its 42nd...

The Five Most Awesome Things at Walt Disney World

Jessica is joined today by her mini-Disney aficionado, Stitchy-poo. Jessica asked him to come up with his top five most awesome things at Walt Disney World. It's quite the list. See if you agree and share your own list with us in the comments below. Sometimes as grown-ups, we get caught up in all of the planning that goes into...

A Walk in Animal Kingdom – Part Two

This week, Jeremiah returns with the second half of his recent walk in the Animal Kingdom Theme Park... If you are interested in hearing part one of this walk, become a recurring supporter and ask us to send you the first part of this show. Enjoy! HEADPHONES STRONGLY RECOMMENDED Direct Link | iTunes Link ********************************* THE WTTM PODCAST APPLICATIONS for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch & now for...