Editor’s Note:
  • October 6, 2015: Up, Up and Away . . . Disney Parks Annual Pass Increases – After a crazy summer that saw attendance increase by 15% from a year ago, Disneyland raised AP prices substantially on Sunday. On Saturday the Resort set a new one-day attendance record for October, with over 96,000 people combined packing both parks. At 9pm on Saturday night Disneyland alone had over 54,000 people inside the park, a huge in-park number that 10 years ago would have been unheard of even on New Year's Eve. - We examine the price increases at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World in an article from Hastin Zylstra HERE and Andy Castro takes a look at Disneyland price increases as the entire Rivers of America complex and Railroad prepare to shut down HERE.   ×0
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MiceAge Disney Newsletter: Christmas Crowds, Autotopia Rumors, Disneyland Dogs and More

December 19, 2012 at 4:01 am | 3 Comments

Brad Paisley performs in Disney California Adventure, tunaburgers return and the Autopia might be doomed!  All this and more Disney and theme park news in today’s MiceChat round up.  How do you visit Disneyland with…


Universal Orlando Resort Christmas Construction Cavalcade

December 18, 2012 at 6:50 am | 13 Comments

Christmas is in full swing at the Universal Orlando Resort.  While the Macy’s holiday parade is performed on a daily basis, construction continues full steam ahead on projects like the Transformers ride, Gringotts bank coaster…


Airing of Grievances – Disney World Scorecard

December 18, 2012 at 4:33 am | 47 Comments

A faux holiday famously invented for the Seinfeld TV show, Festivus includes a bare aluminum pole in place of a Christmas tree, a Feat of Strength wrestling match, and an Airing of Grievances at which…

Posted in Walt Disney World


Disneyland explores the Realms of Fantasy and gets ready for 2013

December 17, 2012 at 5:05 am | 31 Comments

The Disney Gallery on Main Street, U.S.A. has opened a new exhibit exploring the various “Realms of Fantasy” at Disney’s theme parks, including the New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World in Florida. Meanwhile, construction continues…


Gingerbread House at Walt Disney World Boardwalk Resort

December 16, 2012 at 4:01 am | 1 Comment

Disney’s Boardwalk Resort features a Gingerbread display with a little bit of a mischievous side.  On the far left is the Gingerbread House that Stitch has taken over.  Let’s hope he hasn’t replaced the Gingerbread smell with…


Knoebels Amusement Park Offers Pennsylvania Thrills

December 15, 2012 at 4:02 am | 14 Comments

It’s been awhile since Sir Clinksalot posted a trip report from his epic East Coast Theme Park Trip. We’re glad he’s back this week, because he treats us to these photos from a very charming…


Disneyland Resort Serves Up a Surprise Christmas Concert with Brad Paisley, Dick Van Dyke at Candlelight, and More Rain

December 14, 2012 at 4:03 am | 23 Comments

A wild, wet, whacky week at the Disneyland resort brings concerts, Christmas, and rain.  Rain hit the parks Wednesday and Thursday this week putting a damper on activities at Disneyland. But the show went on…


Canine Angels Wag Hearts at Disneyland

December 14, 2012 at 4:02 am | 18 Comments

You’ve no doubt seen them around the park – a Dog, wearing a uniform, acting as assistant to another guest with a disability.  The animal seems so well trained and attentive.  Fighting the urge to…


The Original Test Track Presented by General Motors

December 14, 2012 at 12:26 am | 13 Comments

The new Test Track Presented by Chevrolet opened this month. Yesterland takes you back to the original Test Track Presented by General Motors. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Original Test Track Presented by General Motors.…


Walt Disney World testing FastPass Plus

December 13, 2012 at 4:03 am | 47 Comments

The Walt Disney World Resort is holding a third test of its FastPass+ system from December 11th to 15th.  The new reservation system allows Guests to prebook FastPass tickets in advance of their park visit.…


SAMLAND: Notes from Walt Disney World

December 13, 2012 at 4:02 am | 19 Comments

Like many dedicated Disneylanders, every now and again I must visit that other Mecca of theme parks… Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. So bear with me as I travel through six theme parks in…


Be Our Guest Restaurant Review: Luxurious Lunch and Disappointing Dinner

December 13, 2012 at 4:00 am | 4 Comments

Disney’s Be Our Guest restaurant review. To say I was excited over the opening of the Fantasyland expansion is probably an understatement, but what I was looking forward to most was the new Be Our…

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Disney News Update: Atlantis to Christmas, We Have You Covered

December 12, 2012 at 4:01 am | No Comments

Welcome back to the MiceChat weekly Round Up. Lots of Disney news to uncover today. Should Candlelight at Disneyland move indoors?  Will there be a new Fantasmic for the 60th anniversary of Walt’s original Magic…


MiceChat Podcast #4: Star Wars, Marvel, Cars Land and Competition

December 12, 2012 at 4:00 am | 10 Comments

Join Al Lutz, Dusty Sage and Doug Barnes as we get you caught up on all the biggest news and gossip in the Disney and theme park worlds: – Disney’s owership of Marvel Comics and…


Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow – Virtually Yours

December 11, 2012 at 5:05 am | 18 Comments

Lost in the deafening roar of this past week’s Disney press event junkets (which celebrated Test Track with a visit by band One Republic and New Fantasyland with a visit by a nighttime dragon flapping…

Posted in Walt Disney World


Construction and more at the Universal Orlando Resort

December 11, 2012 at 4:01 am | 13 Comments

Tick tock, tick tock, Universal’s in a race against the clock. Construction of two major attractions continues at the Universal Orlando Resort as the year winds to a close. Transformers: The Ride 3D is nearly…


Just Say No to Avatar Land

December 10, 2012 at 5:08 am | 82 Comments

Something different today… A long time ago… In a place far far away (from Florida) an executive retreat was convened. For those unfamiliar with the term “executive retreat,” let me explain: it’s a way for…

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Candlelight shines as Disneyland gets ready to welcome Starbucks

December 10, 2012 at 5:05 am | 173 Comments

Candlelight continues to draw big crowds this holiday season as it performs twice nightly for 20 nights in Town Square. Candlelight might bring a bit of gridlock to Main Street, U.S.A. this holiday season, but…


Disney’s Beach Club Resort features Gingerbread Carousel

December 09, 2012 at 5:03 am | 2 Comments

Denise Preskitt shares this close-up look at the charming gingerbread carousel at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. ~~Rick One of the things I enjoy most about Christmas at Walt Disney World is the various decorations and…


Candlelight Procession Dining Package and New Holiday Treats!

December 09, 2012 at 5:03 am | 1 Comment

One of the long-standing traditions at Epcot is the Candlelight Procession.  It’s become so popular that Disney has added dining packages that include priority seating for the event. The Candlelight Procession started at Disneyland in…