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Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars Preview at Hong Kong Disneyland

July 08, 2012 at 1:03 am | 21 Comments

Yesterday, we showed you Hong Kong Disneyland’s new Frontierland, which they call Grizzly Gulch. Today, we’ll bring you a look at their big new attraction in the land, Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars. We…


SeaWorld San Diego Launches Summer Nights offerings

July 08, 2012 at 12:44 am | 2 Comments

Ahoy there SeaWorld lovers!  As Summer crowds swell, the park by the bay expands its offerings to meet the demand. Let’s take a look at what you can expect to find. CIRQUE DE LA MER…


Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Debuts in Orlando

July 08, 2012 at 12:00 am | 4 Comments

It’s always exciting when a new theme park attraction is unveiled, and there is no shortage of new attractions this summer. Denise Preskitt attended the opening of Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios and…


Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Opens at Magic Mountain

July 07, 2012 at 12:34 am | 15 Comments

Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom has finally opened to the public at Six Flags magic Mountain in Valencia, Ca (just north of Los Angeles).  A ride that has been on the drawing board ever since…


Grizzly Gulch opens at Hong Kong Disneyland

July 06, 2012 at 11:05 pm | 7 Comments

Alain Littaye of the Disney And More blog shares more photos of Hong Kong Disneyland’s new land, Grizzly Gulch. Expensive new lands in Disney parks are becoming a trend. It looks like a lot of…


Home on the Range and Treasure Planet RELEASED ON Blu-Ray

July 06, 2012 at 11:04 pm | 12 Comments

This past week, Disney released two of their animated films on Blu-Ray for the first time, so I thought today’s Disney Review would be a good time to double up and check the both of…


Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the Ronald Reagan Library

July 05, 2012 at 11:48 pm | 19 Comments

Disney fans have no doubt seen or heard of the wonderful Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibits which anchored the first two D23 Expos in Anaheim (2009 and 2011). Those exhibits were filled with…


Disneyland Resort Settling Into A New Normal

July 05, 2012 at 11:47 pm | 18 Comments

Crowd patterns at the Disneyland Resort are finally leveling out. That sucking sound we heard at the opening of DCA11 years ago has stopped, and the distribution of crowds is leveling out across the entire…


4th of July Fireworks, Main Street Complete, and MORE!!

July 05, 2012 at 11:47 pm | 11 Comments

Hello, and welcome to In this part of this week’s column, we’ll be talking about everything that didn’t happen in New Fantasyland this week. There were some , all of the scrims are down on…


Dog Days of Summer and Wildlife Rescue at Discovery Science Center

July 05, 2012 at 11:44 pm | 2 Comments

This is the last weekend to see the special event, Dog Days of Summer at the Discovery Science Center. Guests will find special interactive learning stations and meet with pet rescue groups.  The topper is…


The Disneyland Encyclopedia Updated Second Edition

July 05, 2012 at 11:42 pm | No Comments

Werner reviews the latest edition of the book, The Disneyland Encyclopedia.  As in 2008, the new book’s subtitle promises a history of “every land, attraction, restaurant, shop, and event in the original Magic Kingdom.“ And,…


You Can’t Get There from Here: The Highs and Lows of Disney Transportation.

July 04, 2012 at 10:03 pm | 23 Comments

Even if you’ve been to Disney World dozens of times, Disney transportation can be confusing, but for a newbie it can be downright overwhelming. If you’ve ever found yourself standing in front of a Disney…


SeaWorld Orlando Welcomes A Baby Bottlenose Dolphin

July 04, 2012 at 10:00 pm | 1 Comment

When you deal with live animals, there are always bound to be surprises. On June 30th, 2012, SeaWorld Orlando welcomed a brand new addition.  A baby Bottle Nose Dolphin was born at the park. The…


Universal Orlando Unleashes Minion Mayhem

July 04, 2012 at 10:00 pm | 4 Comments

DESPICABLE ME: MINION MAYHEM GRAND OPENING On July 2nd, 2012 Universal Orlando officially opened Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, bringing a great new family attraction to the Universal Orlando Resort! CITYWALK PROMENADE NEARS COMPLETION The surprise…


Photos In Wonderland: Tower of Terror, a Dimension of Sight

July 04, 2012 at 2:00 pm | 2 Comments

Photos in Wonderland is digital popcorn. Instead of giant photo reports you’ll find elsewhere on the site, our goal is to produce frequent tiny updates which feature our favorite details from the parks. This time…


Fourth of July Disney and Theme Park News Round Up

July 03, 2012 at 10:40 pm | 2 Comments

Welcome to the Fourth of July edition of the MiceChat Disney News Round up. This week we bring you a Red, White and Blue, update from the new Patriotic overlays at Disney California Adventure and…


4th of July Fun in Southern California

July 03, 2012 at 10:30 pm | 2 Comments

Happy Independence Day everyone! Looking for somewhere fun to spend the Fourth of July in Southern California?  We have a listing of what the major area theme parks are doing to commemorate the holiday, plus,…


From Tomorrowland To The Parking Lot!

July 03, 2012 at 10:11 pm | 2 Comments

Hello, and welcome to this week’s ‘From The Mouth Of The Mouse!’ Each week, we spotlight a different Cast Member story to give you more insight into some of your favorite attractions, resorts, and movies…

Communicore Weekly – July 4th Extravaganza, America Sings, America on Parade, The American Adventure

July 03, 2012 at 1:18 pm | 3 Comments

It’s an American Extravaganza in this special July 4th themed show! This week on Communicore Weekly…. IT’S TIME FOR DISNEY HISTORY! – Jeff and George look at the patriotic extinct attraction America Sings in This…


Top Ten Things In Disney’s Cars Land

July 02, 2012 at 9:21 pm | 24 Comments

Judging by the crowds we encountered during Disney California Adventure Grand Reopening weekend and the reported wait times at Radiator Springs Racers and Luigi’s Flying Tires since then, it seems as if 95% of the…