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MiceAge Update: Grey Skies Clearing for Disneyland’s 60th

After a short winter off-season, Disneyland Resort is gearing up for a busy spring and summer ahead. While Burbank bosses hash out long-term expansion and financial strategies that have been complicated by the troubled MyMagic+ rollout in Walt Disney World, the Anaheim team has been scrambling to put their own budgets back together for the 60th Anniversary in 2015...

Universal Orlando Update – Hogsmeade Detour and New CityWalk venues

Progress is quick at Universal Orlando Resort, where new venues are about ready to open at CityWalk. We'll also take you into Islands of Adventure to look at changes coming to Hogsmeade, along with refurbs happening around the park.  Then we travel over to the Studios, where we see new details being added to Diagon Alley.  We finish this...

Rainy days wash out crowds as Captain America arrives at Disneyland

Some much-needed rain hit Southern California over the weekend, washing the recent crowds out of the parks. The rain storms resulted in some standard attraction closures in both parks, the cancellation of parades, and even brought down a tree on Tom Sawyer Island. In Tomorrowland, Disneyland's new Captain America meet-and-greet opened for Annual Passholder previews and added...

MiceChat Podcast #15: A Spoonful of Sherman

Our latest show was quite a while in the making. We think it was worth the wait. Aside from our usual round up of Disney and theme park news, we've got an outstanding interview with Robbie Sherman (son of Disney legend Robert Sherman of the Sherman Brothers). Robbie was quite candid. The interview was conducted at the Disneyana Fan...

Mousetalgia 280: Dapper Day, Pete Docter on directing

Mousetalgia talks Dapper Day, dining, and Docter on this week's show! First, Jeff reports on his trip to Disneyland Resort for Dapper Day on February 23, discussing the variety of styles, costumes, Disneybounding, and people-watching opportunities afforded by this increasingly popular unofficial event held in Disney parks around the world. Next, we discuss dining at Disneyland, focusing on the...

Welcome to Rumorville

Welcome to Rumorville! This week we explore Disney theme park rumors. Rumors that are so ridiculous that guests believed them...some of them. Some Cast Members compete, un-officially, to see who can tell the biggest, tallest tale and convince guests to believe them. Here are some of the top rumors that guests tell us or that Cast Members sometimes tell guests: Rumor:...

The World Showcase Pavilion That Never Was – Equatorial Africa

We've all heard stories of World Showcase pavilions that were conceptualized but never built. The story of the proposed Equatorial Africa Pavilion is fascinating because plans for this pavilion made it so far through the imagineering process before being aborted. Apparently WDI went so far as to produce two movies to be used in this new pavilion and then...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #80 – 2014 and Beyond

For you, our lovely listeners, we have our usual news update from the Universal parks, which is swiftly followed by this week's topic. Eric joins us to discuss the rumors surrounding the Universal parks in Orlando, Hollywood, Singapore and Japan. We delve into refurb and replacement rumors, new additions and of course we chat about the imminent opening of Diagon...

Major Changes Coming to the Central Hub of the Magic Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re talking about some major changes coming to the Hub at the Magic Kingdom, as well as the typical round of news. Let’s go! Welcome to the Magic Kingdom! Sidewalk work is still happening on Main Street, as well as exterior work near the Confectionary. Casey’s Corner is open again, but some bad...

Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 11 – Logan’s Fun

Welcome back to the Mouses Head pub and thank you for the download. Joining us in the Mouses Head this week is Logan Sekulow, Director of “As Dreamers Do” http://www.facebook.com/waltmovie We chat at some length with Logan about his movie and cover the latest Disney news. Direct Download Thats about it really. See you all in a short while. Thanks for listening. www.disafterdark.com www.micechat.com facebook.com/disafterdark [email protected] @disafterdark

Aladdin Returns to Disney California Adventure and Disneyland’s Mechanical Kingdoms

Your wish has been granted. . . the Aladdin Musical has returned to Disney California Adventure to entrain once again with its proven mix of pop culture and production numbers. Elsewhere in the parks, the tulips are blooming and the bees are buzzing with springtime in bloom.  In Disneyland the new Mechanical Kingdoms exhibit opened up at the Disney...

Season Pass Podcast: Give Kids The World with Neal McCord

The Season Pass Podcast is in Kissimmee, Florida to check out the unbelievable family-stay village Give Kids The World. Doug Barnes and Robert Coker are joined by Jeff Kober (Disney At Work) and Lon Smart (Disney) to discuss the special get-away village for families with very ill children.  Also, a discussion with the Director of Risk Management for Give Kids the World, Neal McCord, on...

Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure

On The Amazing Race, a reality television show, contestants solve puzzles and perform tasks, often going to more than a half dozen countries, such as to Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Japan, France, and the UK. Yesterland has something similar...   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure.    When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Planning a runDisney Vacation

The runDisney announcement of yet another awesome race event earlier this week just solidifies the trend of runners' vacations at the Disney Parks.  With eight weekends now spanning the year on both coasts, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in a runDisney event. Pick A Weekend If you're planning to run on the left coast, make note of the...

Welcome the Dedicated to Disneyland Paris Podcast to the MicePod

Let me introduce to you the newest member to the Micepod family, Dedicated to Disneyland Paris!  Make sure to check out the Micechat.com introduction episode. A Word from the Creators of Dedicated to Disneyland: Hey - it's us Steve and Mark! Oh yeah, you've never heard of us. Well we are two guys from the UK who live a short drive, flight or...

Window to the Magic: Pirate Railroad Adventures

WTTM #410: Pirate Railroad Adventures On this show, Paul makes a solo visit to Disneyland on Saturday night and enjoys a few attractions. Featured are Pirates of the Caribbean & the Disneyland Railroad. ...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...

Disney News Round Up: Price Hikes, Make a Splash, and New Podcasts

Prices have gone up again at Walt Disney World and our readers have lots of opinions. For one fun day, Disneyland's dress code was dapper.   Plus, this week we introduce a brand new podcast starring former Disneyland cast members; please help us welcome The Sweep Spot to the MicePod.  We also have a brand new MiceChat Podcast for...

Welcome to the MicePod “The Sweep Spot!”

Micepod Listeners and MiceChat Readers, I'm excited to introduce you to the newest member of the MicePod family, THE SWEEP SPOT!   The Sweep Spot podcast is hosted by former Disneyland cast members (the Founder, Lynn Barron, is a former Custodial Cast Member) discussing Disneyland history, stories and exclusive interviews. For the Micehat.com introduction, The Sweep Spot features some of the...

SeaWorld 50th Special MiceChat Event and Park Update

A major milestone for SeaWorld is just weeks away and we've got some special news to announce. This week, we have a hard hat tour at Aquatica as we take a look at the new attraction being added this summer.  We also have a new episode of the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcas.  So put on your wetsuit, and let's dive...

Disney Raises Ticket Prices; Many Rides Static

Like clockwork, Disney has raised the price of admission to its WDW parks: it's now $94 per park, except the Magic Kingdom, which now costs $99/adult. The $100 mark will be breached the next time Disney raises ticket prices (most likely right after summer season 2014), so we're looking at the LAST set of sub-$100 prices. The announcement of the...