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Mousetalgia Podcast 388

Mousetalgia Podcast 388: Disneyland with a toddler; Canemaker on Wong and Bambi

March 28, 2016 at 12:59 am | No Comments

This week, Team Mousetalgia discusses Bambi, one of Time Magazine’s “Top 25 Horror Films,” and we look at the life of Disney Legend Tyrus Wong. Join us and learn about the animation for the film,…


Silicon Valley Comic Con

March 27, 2016 at 2:05 am | No Comments

He brought us the personal computer. He brought us the US Festival. And now Steve Wozniak has brought us Silicon Valley Comic Con. Held the weekend of March 18-20 in San Jose’s Convention Center, the…


The Sweep Spot #179 Date Nite and Dixieland Night at Disneyland

March 27, 2016 at 1:00 am | No Comments

In this episode we take a look at two promotions Disneyland had in the late 50′s. The promos were designed to get younger guests to stay in the park longer. It was very fun to…

Posted in The Sweep Spot


You’ve Got To Be Kidding: Two Policemen Walk into a Bar

March 26, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Welcome to another edition of You’ve Got To Be Kidding. This column is parody. Allow yourself a chuckle or two. We often hear the debate. Which is better – Disney animation or live action movies?…

Posted in Features, Fun


Universal Studios Hollywood Prepped for Potter

March 25, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

We have magical things for you today.  It’s been a while since we have had a chance to cover Universal Studios Hollywood and suddenly there is a ton of news to share.  Major changes are…


Yesterland: Magic Kingdom 1996 & 2016 Part 3: Main Street & Adventureland

March 24, 2016 at 5:59 pm | No Comments

Welcome to the conclusion of this series. This time, Yesterland starts at the park entrance and heads to Adventureland, revisiting the same spots where Chris Bales took photos in 1996. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE:…


Fab News: The Secrets of Star Wars and of Shelly

March 24, 2016 at 12:35 pm | No Comments

New Teaser for Secrets of The Force Awakens: Deleted Scenes: Kylo Ren visits the Milennium Falcon, Maz Kanata uses The Force (she says she’s not a Jedi, but she never said she wasn’t Force-sensitive!) and…


Star Wars Day at Sea Set to Return to Disney Cruise Line in 2017

March 24, 2016 at 12:03 am | No Comments

The inaugural 2016 schedule of eight Star Wars Day at Sea theme cruises continues to set sail through April onboard the Disney Fantasy, but that hasn’t stopped the Disney Cruise Line from extending the program…


Dateline Universal Orlando: Big Islands of Adventure Photo Update

March 23, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal! This week, we’re focusing in on Islands of Adventure and all the exciting happenings at the park. Skull Island: Reign of Kong       That does it for…


Disney News Round Up: Spring and Crowds are in the Air!

March 23, 2016 at 2:00 am | No Comments

MiceChat Round Up Spring is officially here and brings with it renewal, beautiful new colors and smells. Area theme parks are celebrating Spring with new attractions and events and will see heavy crowds for both…


Fab News: Maz-Berries-Chopper Base and Are You Ready to Rally?

March 22, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Lupita Nyong’o Shares Some Maz Love, Plus Emoji! One of the complaints about The Force Awakens that I heard from someone was: I could tell that Rey wasn’t talking to anyone. She was just staring…


Spring Break crowds arrive at Disneyland as the way is cleared for Star Wars

March 21, 2016 at 2:54 am | No Comments

Spring break is here! The park is in bloom and packed as holiday crowds descend on the Resort, despite recently-increased ticket prices and numerous construction and refurbishment projects underway. In Disneyland, the early stages of…


Mousetalgia Podcast 387: Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters; PNW Mouse Meet

March 21, 2016 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Mousetalgia reviews Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters in Dave and Becky’s latest trip report. Does Luigi’s character carry the day, or is this attraction too slow to impress? Other trip report topics include the amenities at Disney’s…


Boysenberry Festival Blooms at Knotts Berry Farm

March 20, 2016 at 8:01 am | No Comments

Berrylicious! It’s that special time of the year down on the farm.  The Boysenberry Festival has returned to Knott’s Berry Farm and runs through April 3. Guests can celebrate the amazing berry that started it…

Posted in Features, In the Parks


Big Expansion at LEGOLAND Florida

March 20, 2016 at 1:00 am | No Comments

LEGOLAND Florida is quickly becoming one of my favorite Florida theme parks. Which is shocking because I myself am not under 12, nor do I even have any children. What I do have is an…

Posted in Features, Legoland


Happy World Monopoly Day

March 19, 2016 at 2:13 am | No Comments

Universal Parks & Resorts recently partnered with Hasbro on the latest edition of Monopoly Empire. In honor of World Monopoly Day, March 19th, they have given us a copy of the game to give away…


Quench Your Need For Speed at Fun Spot Kissimmee

March 19, 2016 at 12:51 am | No Comments

“America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, badass speed.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, Talladega Nights (2006) Throughout our history, we have been searching for the newest, fastest, and most exciting ways to spend our time and…

The Grizzly Flats Railroad locomotive 2 “Emma Nevada”, “Coach 5” and caboose at the home of Ward & Betty Kimball in San Gabriel, California. June 16, 1946. Image from Wikipedia.

Disney & Railroads – The Ward Kimball Connection Continues

March 18, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

  When the subject of railroads and Walt Disney is discussed, one name that frequently makes its own way into the conversation is that of animator, musician and all around genius, Ward Kimball. For it…


Yesterland: Magic Kingdom 1996 & 2016 Part 2: Frontierland & Liberty Square

March 17, 2016 at 5:23 pm | No Comments

When first-time Walt Disney World visitor Chris Bales took these photos in March 1996, he had no idea Yesterland would match his photos almost exactly 20 years later. This is part 2 of a 3-part…


Fab News: Berry Fun, Star Wars and SeaWorld Splashdown

March 17, 2016 at 12:40 am | No Comments

There’s some big items to share in Today’s Fab News. SeaWorld is ending its captive breeding program, Marvel is moving at the Disneyland Resort, Star Wars everything, and winners of our Boysenberry contest!