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Dedicated to Disneyland Paris Welcomes Spring

Let's have a discussion about the wonderful Spring Festival in Disneyland Paris. Lots of flowers, some bees, and Spring-ish things. Mark and Steve discuss it in depth, as well as the new name for the Ratatouille ride, the newly opened LEGO Store, St Patrick’s Day and much more. There’s lots of feedback for the question of the week and...

Disneyland Update: Celebrating Small World and Easter Egg Fun

The past week brought a fair amount of fun, pomp and pageantry to the Disneyland Resort. On Friday, the Disneyland resort celebrated the 50th anniversary of it's a small world complete with a Richard Sherman sing-along. But it left many scratching their heads. There is also a resort-wide egg hunt being held which appears to be a big hit...

Mousetalgia 286: Healthy Disney dining; working with Walt

With topics covering everything from the latest Marvel film to the earliest days of working for Walt - it's an Easter Emporium on Mousetalgia! We have a plethora of fun Disney discussions for you this week, including our review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier; book reviews of the latest from Charles Solomon ("The Art of the Disney Golden...

Knotts Berry Bloom Brings Bites and Blossoms

Knotts Berry Farm kicked off their second annual Berry Bloom Festival on April 12th (running through April 27th).  It is evident that management knows they have a good idea on their hands as they've made some nice enhancements to the event. More decorations, more food, more shows, just more of everything that made Berry Bloom such a success last...

Pocahontas Wedding Reenactment in Jamestowne

Beautiful spring weather set the stage for an outdoor wedding as Pocahontas wed John Rolfe in the 400th anniversary reenactment of the historic Jamestowne nuptials. Scarlett Stahl takes us there and reveals her very special connection to this important era in American history. ~~Rick THE 400TH COMMEMORATION OF THE MARRIAGE OF POCAHONTAS AND JOHN ROLFE By Scarlett Stahl At Jamestowne, Virginia...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #86 – Former Senior VP, Skip Sherman

Join us for our 3 year anniversary show as we are joined by former Senior Vice President of Entertainment at Universal Orlando, Skip Sherman. Skip began his Universal Orlando career back in 1991 as Director of Entertainment and his track record at the parks is second to none. Not only did Skip help establish the live entertainment offerings at the park,...

Swing into Spring at Disneyland Paris Resort

Spring has sprung at the Disneyland Resort Paris and park managers have mounted quite an impressive ode to the season with their Swing into Spring entertainment. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog brings us wonderful photos and video. ~~Rick "Swing into Spring" season started last Saturday at the Disneyland Paris Resort and Max Fan, D&M contributor and DLPWelcome...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #85 – News, Rumours and Weezer

It's time for another UUOP and on this show we bring you another Butterbeer preference from listener Abiram. If you would like to let us know which Butterbeer you prefer record us a message or go to www.speakpipe.com/uuopodcast and let us know who you are, where you're from and which you prefer. We then delve in to the news, which...

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and Super Silly Fun Land Officially Open at Universal Studios Hollywood

The long-awaited Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride has officially opened to the public at Universal Studios Hollywood.  While enjoying a short soft opening period since mid-March, the attraction has settled into steady reliable operation and is ready for visitors. In addition, the adjacent Super Silly Fun Land is open now as well! Stars, dignitaries, politicians and minions made their way...

Knott’s Berry Bloom

Today, In the Parks visits Knott's Berry Farm as they get ready to kick off the wonderful Berry Bloom event.  What is the Berry Bloom?  It's a springtime festival of food, crafts and music that has become one of our favorite events of the year.  We will tell you all about Berry Bloom, which opens Saturday, April 12th.  We'll...

Easter Eggs and Magic Kingdom News

We have an egg-citing Dateline Disney World for you this week. We'll take a look at something new that the Grand Floridian has cooked up and take you to the Magic Kingdom, where the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is just about to open. We have an important scheduling note for you about this column. Due to a change in work...

Samland: The Mickey and Friends Parking Structure Story

Sam has something new for us today that he learned when researching The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide. He's headed off to Central California this weekend to make two very special appearances. Today I will be talking about a really sexy topic, parking structures. Specifically, the Mickey and Friends structure at the Disneyland Resort. On my most recent visit, I was...

Three “Yestaurants” under one roof at Yester World

Hmmmm… Isn’t there a big McDonald’s Restaurant somewhere around here at Yester Downtown Disney? No. It became a Yestaurant in 2010. And now, just a few years later, its replacements have become Yestaurants too.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Pollo Campero, Fresh A-Peel, and BabyCakes NYC.    When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Introducing Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy

On behalf of myself and my bride-to-be, the lovely Ashley, I would like to welcome you to the new home of Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy on MiceChat!  - Cory   If you listen to MiceChat’s own Window to the Magic or Communicore Weekly (and if not, why not?!) then you may already have heard from us. For the past several months...

Top Disneyland Freebies

As we discussed last week, a Disney trip is no small investment, but there are definitely a few reprieves for the wallet. Last time around, I gave you my favorite freebies at Walt Disney World, this time it's Disneyland Freebies (or if you're an over-analyzer, “no extra chargies”). First, a few freebies I received via email and Facebook from Disneyland and Park...

A Tale of Two Fridays – An 8-Part Audio Adventure

WTTM WDW 046: "A Tale of Two Fridays - An 8-Part Audio Adventure - Part 1 of 8" Part 1 of an 8 part series... an audio adventure recorded at BOTH Walt Disney World and Disneyland, on the exact same morning in March 2014.  See how different the same morning is for Jeremiah (WDW) and Paul & Calvin (Disneyland). On a Friday morning in...

News: Universal Studios Hollywood Expansion Plans Finally Announced

Yesterday, in a series of anticipated announcements, Universal Studios Hollywood confirmed an impressive series of additions to their original park in Los Angeles, California.  Starting with Transformers: The Ride in 2012 the creative forces at Universal have been redoubling their efforts to establish themselves as a world-class destination and theme park. While things were relatively quiet in 2013, aside from...

Terri’s Dragon: La Taniere du Dragon

I’d like to thank all of you wonderful readers who commented on my first article on MiceChat. You all made me feel so welcome and this touched my heart. Thank you Bob Gurr for your kind words. Partnering up with you makes me feel like the perfect side-kick to a true superhero. It’s a real honor. Remember when you and...

MiceChat Disney News Round Up: It’s a Animatronic Life for Us!

What are your must-have foods at Disneyland? What are the craziest things you have been told by a cast member?  What are the absolute, must-do's at the Tokyo Disneyland Resort?  The MiceChat round up of Disney News and Theme Park information is here to cover all those burning questions and more.  We also share the great news that Garner...

Studio Promotions at WDW

This past weekend, we had a chance to sample the Muppets Most Wanted promotion in WDW (specifically, the interactive game added to Epcot). The diversion was pleasant enough, but it got me thinking about Studio money vs. Parks money, and on the whole, whether they were doing all they could to maximize value. I think they could do better. The...