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Disneyland Paris Update: Ratatouille Ride Progress Report

The Ratatouille Ride is quickly moving into the home stretch as Disney Imagineers add the final touches to their latest creation. Alain Littaye brings us a pictorial progress report. ~~Rick Ratatouille Ride Progress Report by Alain Littaye Disney and more blog Here's another Disneyland Paris pictorial update about the progress on the WDS Ratatouille site. There are plenty of new things...

Sarah the MiceChatter: New Club 33 logo and Disney Buys Maker

Lots of stuff going on this week! What do you think of the (horrible) new Club 33 logo? Interesting that Disney has bought YouTube channel Maker Studios, no? Have you been on the newly reopened Big Thunder Mountain yet?

DoomBuggies Spook Show #8: Knight tales and the Corridor of Doors

Disneyland's Haunted Mansion briefly used live characters to portray a knight inside of a suit of armor inside of its dank halls in the 1980s, and in this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show we learn more about the experiences and challenges that these actors faced in bringing some true scares into the Haunted Mansion. We'll also take a...

Disneyland Resort Upkeep and Keep Ups

It was a lovely, albeit erratically weathered, week at the Disneyland Resort.  Despite the on again, off again sunny weather, the Spring Break crowds remained heavy. We'll catch you up with what's happening at Disneyland, including the extensive refurbishment of Alice in Wonderland that will last until July 4th.  There are also updates regarding refurbishments of more major attractions...

Walt Disney World News and Updates

It's a big photo update from Walt Disney World for you this week. We hit three parks and have over 80 photos for you to enjoy. Let's see what's going on in the parks! Welcome to the Magic Kingdom! I was in the park early, so the vehicles were out. Some coffee was needed. Disney has put cutouts of the characters along the...

The Sweep Spot Takes On The Muppets

In this episode we talk with Chris Lyndon from disneychris.com He has a huge collection of Disneyland audio and loves sharing it with everyone from his website. Then we have our main topic of the episode and that is The Muppets. We welcome Jimmy Tucker from Muppets Podcast to discuss the relationship with Disney and Jim Henson company, and...

Walt Disney Hometown Museum

Just a few days from now, on April 1, the Walt Disney Hometown Museum will open for its 2014 season. Today, Yesterland takes you to the museum about Walt Disney in his boyhood hometown, Marceline, Missouri.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Walt Disney Hometown Museum.    When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

SAMLAND: Did You Know Universal Studios Tried To Buy SeaWorld?

Did you know that Universal Studios tried to buy SeaWorld? Of course! In Hollywood anything is possible. However, this is not current news. This is Samland. About the same time as MCA Universal was finalizing its first plans for the back lot tour in Hollywood, a group of UCLA graduates were about to open SeaWorld, a 22-acre marine park in...

Get Park Wise: Familiarizing Your Children with Disney Characters

If you're like most families with young children, characters will be a big part of your Disney vacation. Who doesn't dream of the day they watch as their sweet child runs up to Mickey with open arms and a sparkle in his eyes? I know I remember when my littles met the mouse for the first time. A magical...

The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular – A Headphones Only Adventure

WTTM WDW 044: "A LONG Time Wish is Finally Granted" Jeremiah visits Disney Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort to grant the request of one of the Friends of the Magic... The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular - A Binaural Audio Adventure! WEAR HEADPHONES ...and Enjoy!   Visit Disneyland in the first 5 years it existed! THE ORIGINAL DISNEYLAND: THE 1950's The Exciting DVD...

Meet Disney Imagineer Terri Hardin

We'd like to introduce you to our newest columnist, the amazing Terri Hardin. Terri is an award-winning Disney artist and was a Walt Disney Imagineer for over ten years. She has designed attractions in France, Japan and Florida for the Disney Company. Her attraction La Taniere du Dragon, or Dragon's Lair, was voted the #1 attraction at Disneyland Paris...

Universal Studios Hollywood Wizarding World and Simpsons Update

Late Thursday night we posted our early review of the brand new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood (review here). In short, it is wonderful sugar-coated confection of a family ride full of the heart and humor you'd expect from the franchise. But we also spent some time running through the park to grab an update...

Disney News Round Up: Walt, Minions, and Spring Break Crowds

Give us a few minutes and we'll bring you the week in Disney and theme park news. This time around, we'll take a look at Walt Disney World in Black and White, in video and the fish tank that cracked and flooded Downtown Disney's T-Rex restaurant.  SeaWorld celebrated its 50th Anniversary in San Diego. And the Maleficent movie is...

Walt Disney – The Great “Adapter”

Walt Disney enjoys an almost unmatched reputation as a Great Innovator in the same vein as Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. This extends to many epochs of his career, including the very concept of theme parks as we know them today. The problem is, he has been lionized so much, and put on so high a pedestal, that I...

The SeaWorld 50th Anniversary MiceChat Celebration

MiceChat recently visited SeaWorld San Diego during the SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Celebration, Sea of Surprises.  Throughout the day a group of very talented photographers took pictures of the event.  A special thanks to Michael Greening, Andy Castro, Dustysage, and Daniel Lew for their wonderful work throughout the day. It was a cool overcast morning along the shores of Mission Bay...

Disneyland gets ready for springtime fun as refurbishments continue throughout the park

Disneyland is getting ready to kick off spring with a festive springtime roundup at the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree with special character meet-and-greets with Disney bunnies as well as the Easter Bunny himself. Meanwhile, as Big Thunder Ranch celebrates spring, the rest of the park is in full spring break mode with big crowds, despite several attractions and...

Mousetalgia 283: Disney Legend Rolly Crump, Seattle’s PNW Mouse Meet

Mousetalgia welcomes WED Imagineer and Disney Legend Rolly Crump to this episode of the podcast to talk about his time working for Walt Disney in the creation of Disneyland Park. Crump talks about his time with WED Enterprises, including his work on "it's a small world," the Adventureland Bazaar, and his relationships with the model makers, Imagineers, and other...

Batman Backwards at Six Flags Magic Mountain

MiceChat was invited to Six Flags Magic Mountain this week for a surprisingly fun ride on a classic coaster.   This spring, the park is giving both Batman the Ride and Colossus a fun spin with backward running trains.  We were pretty impressed with what we got to experience and have a ride video to share.  We also tour the...

The Haunted Mansion Show: Where’s Hattie?

It has been weeks now and one question plagues the mind of many a Happy Haunt: "Where has The Hatbox Ghost gone to now?" That question will finally be answered, for he has left behind a convenient tape recorder with a special message. Join us now, as we find out just what happened to Ol' Hattie.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_Q6eJ-r_DE   This looks rather innocent;...

Disneyland History Through Postcards – Walt Disney’s 100th Birthday

One way we can learn about Disneyland history is by looking at the postcards that have been sold in the park through the years. Before his untimely passing in 2012, our friend Ken Eslick encouraged us to share his incredible collection of Disneyland postcards with our MiceChat readers. In his memory, we offer this series of postcards produced to...