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May The 4th Be With Your – Star Tours: The Adventure Continues

In honor of Star Wars day, the Season Pass Podcast looks into the creation of Star Tours: The Adventure Continues. Interviews on this show are with Anthony Daniels, Tom Fitzgerald and Rick Rothschild. Yes, it's a big show. You Star Wars geeks (and you know who you are) are going to love it.

The NEW Disney Magic Fully Reviewed

My name is Jason Leppert, and I’ve been an avid reader of MiceChat for years. As a professional cruise travel journalist and unabashed Disney fanboy, I’m thrilled to now be contributing to my favorite go-to Disney site as a Disney Cruise Line columnist. In fact, I serendipitously met fellow MiceChatter, Kevin Yee, for the first time onboard the newly redesigned...

Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 16 – Mad Tea Party With Michelle

Joining us in the pub this week is Michelle from the Disney Dream Girls and quietly in the background, Craig who is nursing the Liverpool loss to Chelsea. We chat with Michelle about her recent trip to California and then challenge her to the next round of DisAfterMind, where she scores 2 points, to go second on the leaderboard. We then...

A Blustery Week at the Disneyland Resort

Winds in the east, mist coming in. Like somethin' is brewin' and bout to begin. Can't put me finger on what lies in store, but I fear what's to happen all happened before. The Disneyland resort experienced an eventful time this past week as the Santa Ana winds made their way through Southern California in the usual fashion.  But the...

MiceChat Podcast 16 – The Disney Dudes Take a Walk in the Park

The MiceChat crew takes a field trip to Disneyland and takes you with them. As we walk through Frontierland, New Orleans Square and Critter Country, we chat about what's new, what's coming, history, trivia and more. Then we transport back to the MiceChat Studios to examine the question, which Disney resort has the most rides . . . Disneyland...

Cars, East and West

Yesterland usually looks at things that are gone, but not today. This photo essay looks at how some of the same landmarks of Radiator Springs are represented at the delightful Cars wing of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and in the highly detailed Cars Land at Disney California Adventure.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Cars, East and West    When you...

Full Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride Video

Previews have begun of the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster at Walt Disney World. Situated in the Magic Kingdom this final piece to the New Fantasyland was 4 years in the making, finishing off a land that had its grand opening a year ago, complete with a flying fire breathing dragon. Special thanks to our friends at Orlando Attracitions Magazine...

Reopening Date for the Historic Calico Mine Ride Announced by Knotts

Knott's has just announced Saturday June 14th as the reopening of the completely refurbished Calico Mine Train and revitalized Camp Snoopy.  This is great news and will mark the return of two iconic and important areas of Knott's Berry Farm. The park continues to focus on its heritage and what has made it a beloved destination for locals and...

Your Guide to Getting in the Disney Parks Faster

Ok, so you've been planning for months. The day has finally arrived. You've risen and shone, inhaled your breakfast, and now you're ready to hit the park! You're skipping toward the entrance only to be met with barricades. Here's how to breeze past them as easily as possible. Security/Bag Check Before you can even get to the turnstiles, you've gotta get...

A Tale of Two Fridays – Part 7 of 8

A Tale of Two Fridays - A Bi-Coastal Adventure Part 7 of an 8 part series... On a Friday morning in March 2014, Jeremiah went to WDW while Paul and Calvin went to Disneyland. Both adventures were recorded and will be presented in 1 hour segments throughout the month of April. Four shows will be released on the public feed, while...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.29: Parallel Genius – Walt Disney and Kelly Johnson

Today's Wheel of Years stopped at 2014, so here we go. While folding newspapers for my Studio City California Hollywood Citizens-News paper route in 1944, a screaming roar approached me. A jet plane, the first jet plane I'd ever seen. Not just any jet plane, but America's very first jet plane - the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star. In seconds...

Dateline Disney World – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Gets Ready To Roll

Construction walls were removed from around the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, so we are headed to the Magic Kingdom to bring you the photos. Plus, Welcome to the Magic Kingdom! Hi Mary! Just a quick update of the Hub project. There are now two inflatable dams on the Tomorrowland side. The old Swan Boat dock is now covered by grass. They need to add...

MiceChat Disney News Round Up: The Disneyland Shuffle

Disney news, rumors, photos and more are yours in today's MiceChat Round Up.  What's the latest news from Disneyland? The MiceAge team have a brand new update for you. And after a little over a month, the MiceChat Podcast is back with a unique walk through the park.  Over in Walt Disney World, the construction walls have come down...

Disneyland Executive Shuffle

The busy spring break period has ended and the Anaheim parks get a few short weeks of relatively light crowds before Grad Nights and summer crowds return. But late last week the Anaheim parks had a major executive shuffle that could make Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary next year more interesting. In this update we’ll fill you in on the executive...

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Walls Come Down

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train has been under construction for so long, we could be forgiven for almost accepting that it's never coming. But that day is almost upon us. Last weekend, the construction walls finally came down around the remaining areas of the mountain, revealing many more vistas of the undulating tracks and surprisingly thickly-forested valleys. The walkways in...

Universal Orlando Update – Honeydukes Expands and Resort Update

We are one week closer to the opening of Phase 2 of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  We will take you into both parks today to look at how each one is rapidly reaching the end of major construction, and we will talk about some of the challenges to get this open on time for the big summer...

Springtime refurbishments and merchandise mishaps at Disneyland

Welcome back to Dateline Disneyland! This week we take a look at Disneyland's various springtime refurbishments as the parks continue through the busy spring break season. Major projects underway include a major rethinking of the outdoor portion of Disneyland's classic Alice in Wonderland attraction, the ongoing Club 33 expansion project, a new look for Disney California Adventure's...

Mousetalgia 288: Marc Davis, Wondercon, Frozen

The talent and legacy of Disney Legend Marc Davis is on display in this week's episode of Mousetalgia. In honor of the upcoming exhibit titled "Leading Ladies and Femme Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis" at the Walt Disney Family Museum, Mousetalgia welcomes Imagineer Chris Merritt to the show to talk about the influence Marc Davis had on his...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #88 – Back To The Future : The Ride

Join us as we jump in the podcast time machine and get it up to 88 miles per hour to talk about one of Universal's classic attractions, Back to the Future: The Ride. We begin the show as always by bringing you a brief news update and then we delve in to the history of the Back to the Future...

Walt Disney Studios Ratatouille Ride to Officially Open July 10th

We have been bringing you regular progress reports on the Disneyland Paris Resort's newest attraction – Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy (Ratatouille: the Totally Zany Adventure of Remy). Today it's Disney's turn to reveal the interiors of the ride through a video posted on YouTube. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog has captured some highlights of...