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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:

Knott’s Berry Farm Labor Day Weekend Fun

It will be a big party on the farm this weekend as Knott's Berry Farm will hold it's annual Labor Day Weekend BBQ and party.  From now through to Monday, September 1st, Knott's Berry Farm is offering   live entertainment, made-to-order BBQ in Calico Square, and signature attractions. Knott’s Soak City will also join in on the weekend celebration...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #105 – News, Rumors and LeakyCon AND Halloween Horror Nights

Welcome to another jam-packed Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast. We begin this one with another listener ButterBeer preference, this one comes from the Brown Family,  you can record us a little message telling us who you are, where you're from and whether you prefer Frozen or Regular Butterbeer for our Butterbeer taste test, email them to us at [email protected] or go to www.speakpipe.com/uuopodcast and record us...

Disneyland Resort Update – New Boo For You

It's time to jump into fun at the Disneyland resort as we traverse Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in a search for news you can use.  Yes, Halloween is beginning to creep into the park, with the first signs showing un in the shops on Main Street U.S.A.  Next we see that the Haunted Mansion has closed its doors...

The MiceChat Podcast – Walking Walt’s Footsteps in Disneyland

  The Disney dudes return to Disneyland to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Haunted Mansion and ponder the upcoming enhancements to the Fantasyland dark rides. As Disneyland prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary, there's lots for us to talk and speculate about. So, join Doug, David and Dusty as we take you for a walk in the park. It's an...

Yesterland presents Disneyland Signs, Part 1: 1955 to 1999

When you think of the Disneyland sign, what do you visualize? It probably depends on when you first visited Disneyland or became aware of its sign.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Disneyland Signs, Part 1: 1955 to 1999   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Six Flags Announces Twisted Colossus Hybrid Coaster – Includes Video

Six Flags Magic Mountain has announced its future plans for the iconic Colossus coaster. The self proclaimed “Thrill Capital of the World” is planning to converting the classic woody into  Twisted Colossus, a world–record–breaking hybrid coaster with a four–minute journey through nearly 5,000 feet of track and two lift hills. Twisted Colossus is the next generation of the beloved wooden roller coaster that...

5 Ways to Ruin Your Disney Vacation

I write in a positive voice more often than not, sharing my thoughts on what you can do to have a magical Disney vacation. But let's face it, there's some stuff you just shouldn't do.  This stuff makes your crew cranky and probably stresses you out, too.  While I love spouting ideas for things you can add to your...

Empowerment and … Elephants, a Conversation with Entertainment Designer Kile Ozier

“I create experiences for people through the filter of my own experience. . . I use my own emotions as the filter through which to create.”  Kile Ozier I’m new here in the MiceChat universe, and I know most people who will read what I write have no idea who I am. Frankly, I’m a nobody in this industry--I’m not...

MiceAge Update: Double Blast from the Past

We have quick little MiceAge update today which should make many of you happy. For the rest of the recent news, please read last week's MiceAge update HERE. OSWALD, LUCKY INDEED In a nostalgia move that is sure to delight Disney purists, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is set to become the newest costumed character in DCA, beginning September 14th. This classic Walt...

Halloween Arrives at the Magic Kingdom

Dateline Disney World is back to bring you a disney dose of photos and news from Walt Disney World.  This week, Halloween begins to arrive (in August) to the Magic Kingdom. Pumpkins and garland lace nearly every awning on Main Street U.S.A. and despite the oppressive humidity, fall seems to be in the air.  There are also a few...

Star Wars: The Film That Changed My Life – Part 3

UPDATE: DISNEYLAND HALF MARATHON WEEKEND is upon us. Yes friends, it’s that time again and I’m so excited I could just bust. These Disneyland races are the best in the country.                                                             ...

Disney News Round Up: Its Halloween in August, Summer is gone!

Capt. Hook delivers a trip report, a retro journey to Disneyland from 1955, and a peek behind the scenes at America Sings are just some of the fascinating topics to enjoy in today's MiceChat Round up of Disney and theme park news and information.  If you are a fan of Frozen, and a lot of you are, we have...

Villains Unleashed! The Good, the Bad and the Evil

This past Saturday night I attended the Villains Unleashed event at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. I approached the event with caution after last year's fiasco of a similarly themed event. I kept an open mind due to the fact this year it was a hard-ticketed event priced right at $72 per person. Arrival I arrived at the park...

Halloween Time creeps in across the Disneyland Resort as summer comes to an end

Halloween Time has started to creep in across the Disneyland Resort as the summer season comes to a close. Meanwhile, refurbishments continue as well, with work underway on Main Street, in Tomorrowland and at the Grand Californian Hotel. And out in Downtown Disney, Anna and Elsa from Frozen are taking over the Studio Disney 365 girls' boutique...

Mousetalgia Podcast 305: Ghostly Materials, D23’s Fanniversary

In this week's Mousetalgia Emporium of topics, Imagineer Brian Crosby returns to the show to talk about various topics, including Marvel's Disney Kingdoms; "Ghostly Materials," the Haunted Mansion exhibit at Disneyland's Disneyana store; and the real meaning of the brass bat stanchions that direct the Mansion's queue. We also start talking Expo - how to start preparing for the...