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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...

The Sweep Spot: It’s a Small World

Our show this week is on the attraction It's a Small World. In this episode we discuss the history of the attraction everyone loves, though some don't want to admit it, it's a small world. Also hear some stories told by Lynn and Ken of us working in and around the attraction in custodial at Disneyland. The Sweep Spot...

The Haunted Mansion Show: Hopping Mad

Easter at Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom, and a decree has been passed that every area of the Kingdom must celebrate. This includes the old Haunted Mansion at New Orleans Square, which is Hopping Mad from the festivities. With Mr. Easter Bunny coming to town, however, it’s more than eggs that the Ghost Host is after. Also included in this...

Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 15 – A Blustery Day

Joining us on Disafterdark this week is Rob Foster from the Dibbcast. Along with the news, we chat with Rob about the Dibb and the Dibbcast, we then challenge him to the next round of DisAfterMind, where he scores 2 points and ends up in second place on the leaderboard. Anyone out there want to challenge the quiz? Drop us a...

Earth Day and More Ride Closures at the Disneyland Resort

Who knew that so much could happen in a single off-season week at Disneyland? To begin with, Earth Day took place Tuesday, April 22nd and was celebrated, to a degree, in Downtown Disney.  Moving into the parks we see that it's a small world was open for its 50th anniversary as well.  We also check on the many, many...

Friday in the Parks – Part 5 of 8

Part 5 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 the remaining four will be released to wttm...

Playhouse Disney – Live on Stage!

When you visit the Hollywood Pictures Backlot at Yester California Adventure, your family might want to see famous television celebrities. If it’s 2003 and your children are between two and six years old, Bear, Olie, and Stanley are just about the biggest celebrities imaginable.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Playhouse Disney – Live on Stage!    When you are done reading,...

Yesterday, Tomorrow and Fantasy: Château d’Ussé, the Real Sleeping Beauty Castle

A version of the following article was the first to be published to the original Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy blog and was one of our most popular. It is only fitting that it should become our first full article here at our new home on MiceChat, for even more people to enjoy! Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy is an unofficial guide to the...

Samland Grab Bag

Welcome to another NEW episode of Samland. This week will be a grab bag of things that have crossed my desk and sparked my curiosity. Perhaps it will inspire some of you as well. Don't keep your comments to yourself, express them below, I always love hearing from you. QUALITY. VARIETY. SURPRISE. There is a difference with regards to the spatial...

Making the Most of Extra Magic Hours at Disney World

Often touted as one of the biggest perks of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, extra magic hours can be a blessing or a curse depending on which side of the magic you're staying.  Read on for how to make the most of (or avoid!) extra magic hours. What Are Extra Magic Hours Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests...

La Taniere du Dragon – Dragon’s Lair Part 2

First of all, I want to thank all of you who came out to Walt Disney’s Barn on Easter to share your day with Tony Baxter and I. It was truly magical as many came to the barn for the first time. Carolwood Foundation Volunteers happily guided many through Walt’s Barn and Museum answering questions and encouraging them to...

Dateline Disney World: Epcot Blooms and Magic Kingdom Construction

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're taking a look at both EPCOT and the Magic Kingdom, and we have over 100 photos, so let's get started!! Welcome to EPCOT!! Flower and Garden Festival is still going on at the park. MagicBands have taken over the camera shop underneath SSE. The wild new colors at Innoventions are apparently not just...

MiceChat Disney News Round Up: Spring Fling News Machine

How do they decide which Disney movies are made into theme park rides?  What is your favorite land in any Disney park?  Will we see something developed for the parks from the Captain America Franchise?  We talk about all of this and more the MiceChat round up of Disney and Theme Park news and information.  Want to take a...

Velociraptor Entertainment Added to DAK – But It’s Not What You Think

I'm pleased to report that Walt Disney World started, this past weekend, testing a new atmosphere entertainment show in Dinoland U.S.A., in the form of a human scientist interacting with a velociraptor. There were many reasons to be cheerful about this news, when I first heard it. First, one obviously wants more "streetmosphere" added when possible; it brightens the...

Universal Orlando Update – Taking Market Share from Disney

This week we take you to Universal Orlando, where we look at the exciting projects all around the resort. Then we examine the market share that Universal has been stealing away from both Disney and SeaWorld since the opening of Wizarding World phase one. With a second Wizarding World on the way this summer, Uni is poised to capture...