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DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.22 – Disney Fantasy Secret Tour

November 13, 2013 at 3:00 am | 14 Comments

Today’s Wheel of Years has stopped at 2013, so here we go. MiceChat and Fairy Godmother Travel hosted a recent Caribbean Cruise on Disney Cruise Lines fabulous cruise ship, Fantasy. By far the most beautiful…


Disney News Round Up: Christmas Parades and Candy Canes

November 13, 2013 at 1:00 am | No Comments

This week’s Disney News Roundup brings us insider info and holiday fun all in one spot.  Would you like to know about the upcoming changes and refurbishments at the Disneyland Resort?  How about the aftermath…


MiceAge Disneyland Update: Down The Rabbit Hole

November 12, 2013 at 3:00 am | 108 Comments

The Disneyland Resort made it through another busy Halloween season that kicked off with the new Disability Access Service, and they’re barely taking a breath before jumping into the even busier Christmas season ahead. Bob…


Toy Story Mania Queue Enhancements

November 12, 2013 at 2:00 am | 27 Comments

Something new appeared in the Toy Story Mania line a couple of weeks ago. It was a videoscreen disguised as an oversized Etch-a-Sketch, displaying occasional hints about the ride but mostly offering quick puzzles and…


Universal Orlando ParkHopper – Mardi Gras Preview, Diagon Alley Details and Red Oven

November 12, 2013 at 1:00 am | 22 Comments

Christmas has come early for MiceChat readers, we have an exclusive preview of the Mardi Gras floats for Universal Orlando’s spring 2014 parade, along with updates from all around the resort. Grab your beads and…


The holidays arrive at Disneyland with new offerings and returning favorites

November 11, 2013 at 6:26 am | 32 Comments

Welcome back to Dateline Disneyland and happy Veteran’s Day! The holidays at Disneyland are now in full swing with the weekend acting as a soft-launch of Christmastime at the Resort, which is officially set to…


Mousetalgia 264: Tony Baxter, Danny Elfman, Peter Pan

November 11, 2013 at 12:01 am | No Comments

In this week’s Mousetalgia Emporium, the team reports from Disneyland’s Main Street, from Halloween Town, and even from Neverland! Jeff reports from Tony Baxter’s Main Street Window Ceremony, held November 1 at Disneyland Park, and…


Richard Williams: Master of Animation

November 10, 2013 at 2:00 am | 2 Comments

THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES presents RICHARD WILLIAMS By Scarlett Stahl Famed animator and three time Oscar winner, Richard Williams gave a crash course in Animation on the evening of October 4, 2013 at…


Dis After Dark: Screen to Theme, Fantasyland to Pub

November 10, 2013 at 12:00 am | No Comments

Disafterdark Disney Podcast , Series 2 Episode 4 Welcome back and thank you all for your support out there in MiceChat land. It’s been a fantastic trip getting to know you and we thank you…

Posted in Disney, Podcasts


Disney’s Aulani Resort Celebrates Two Years

November 09, 2013 at 3:00 am | 10 Comments

Disney’s Aulani, the company’s Hawaiian resort, recently celebrated its second anniversary. Weekend Update reader igrules shared this report from her recent visit. ~~Rick Just after its two year anniversary, I finally made it to Aulani,…


SeaWorld San Diego Getting Ready to Chill

November 09, 2013 at 2:00 am | 3 Comments

Ahoy land lubbers!  It’s time to dive back into SeaWorld San Diego and see what is happening. The park will be turning 50 years old this spring and there are preparations being made including a…


Disneyland Frozen and Ready for Christmas

November 08, 2013 at 3:00 am | 32 Comments

It’s the holiday season, almost, at the Disneyland Resort. Two new princesses, Anna and Elsa from Disney Picture’s upcoming animated feature (Frozen), have taken up residence in Fantasyland.  King Arthur Carousel has re-opened and looks…


Holiday Arrival at the Magic Kingdom!

November 08, 2013 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

The holidays have landed at Walt Disney World and this week we’ll be looking at Magic Kingdom’s offerings. Shake those jingle bells and lets go! If you’d like to support the column and shop on…


House of the Future Resort

November 07, 2013 at 11:47 pm | 11 Comments

Werner Weiss drove by what had been a big vacant lot south of Universal’s Island of Adventure. Now it’s a massive construction site for Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: House of…


What Not to Wear to Disney

November 07, 2013 at 3:00 am | 34 Comments

There’s a distinct possibility that you will be photographed more on your Disney Parks vacation than you have been on any other trip you’ve taken.  With that in mind, some park goers make some not-so-smart…


Samland: The Disneyland Story

November 07, 2013 at 2:00 am | 8 Comments

As many of you know by now, Sam Gennawey is set to release his next book, The Disneyland Story: The unofficial guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream in the coming weeks.  Today we share the…

Posted in Features, Samland


WindowtotheMagic #394 – Disney Club of UCLA and ORL Present: Disney Legend Marty Sklar

November 07, 2013 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Paul and Jeff were honored to be guests of the Disney Club of UCLA last week when UCLA Alumnus Marty Sklar came to visit and talk to club members.  It was a fun event, it…


Disney News Round Up: Holiday Hoopla is here!

November 06, 2013 at 2:00 am | No Comments

This week’s round up is packed full of fun trip reports, news and interesting rumors. Kevin Yee and Tim Grassey weigh in on the billion dollar MyMagic+ project at Walt Disney World. Have you tried…


9 Theme Park News Nuggets: Mickey Speaks

November 06, 2013 at 1:00 am | 1 Comment

What an amazing week in theme park news! From Mine Train’s to Potter trains, things are really heating up in the Orlando theme park wars. It seems that Disney may be getting the message as…


FASTPASS+ Limits Options

November 05, 2013 at 3:00 am | 59 Comments

In November and December, Disney is changing the way FASTPASS+ (FP+) is being distributed at Epcot. Previously, those staying at Disney hotels could make three reservations–any three for a given park (no parkhopping concept is…