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DON’T MISS THIS – MiceChat Anniversary Events January 27th through 29th at the Disneyland Resort

MiceChat Anniversary Weekend Events MiceChat Anniversary is coming your way January 27th through 29th at the Disneyland Resort. We've got some great surprises for you this year, including Disney Legend Bob Gurr, beloved author David Koenig, The ORIGINAL Disneylanders, meet-ups, meals, contests, friendship and a whole lot of fun!!! Friday Evening January 27th - cocktail party with Bob Gurr 8pm Anaheim Plaza...

Mousetalgia Podcast 431: MaxPass, Star Wars Half Marathon, Beauty and the Beast

This week, Team Mousetalgia offers a RunDisney primer and a report on Disneyland's Star Wars Light Side Half Marathon Weekend. Dave and Becky talk about why Star Wars is a good race weekend for beginners to start with, and they discuss the 2017 events and race courses. We also discuss Disneyland's current security situation, spiked Dole Whips, and the...

Black Canyon of the Gunnison: Colorado Clockwise Part 3

Like many readers here at MiceChat, we take a lot of park centric vacations. In 2016 that was certainly true, but our objectives weren’t theme parks, but National Parks, specifically, the four park’s of Colorado. Let’s get underway with part three of this adventure. Part one can be found here: Colorado Clockwise Part 1 Part two can be found here: Colorado...

The Sweep Spot 200th Episode Celebration

EDITOR NOTE: Our heartiest congratulations to the Sweep Spot crew on their epic achievement. Our best wishes for the next 200! In this episode we celebrate our 200th episode. We have worked hard over the past almost 6 years. Lynn started the podcast in 2011, and it grew over the years and has shaped and formed, but always remained about...

Disneyland’s iconic Main Street Electrical Parade returns home

It's home! The iconic Main Street Electrical Parade has returned to Disneyland after being gone from its home park since it ended its historic two and a half decade run in November 1996. The parade, which originally debuted in the summer of 1972 reappeared in California for the better part of Disney California Adventure's difficult first decade and most...

Star Wars Day at Sea Returns Again in 2018 Aboard Disney Cruise Line

Just as the 2017 set of Star Wars Day at Sea cruises currently embark on the Disney Fantasy, the Disney Cruise Line announces that the popular theme sailings will be reprised in 2018 as well. From January through April, another 15 voyages will head to a galaxy far, far away via the Caribbean, and onboard will be Jedi, Wookiees, droids,...

Micechat Podcast: Disneyland Extra . . . Charge That Is

Happy 2017 from Disneyland, where the park wants to start charging you for FastPass. This is a juicy gossip-filled spectacular of Disney dish. Upcharge everything on the way to a Disney park near you. Star Wars and Marvel land news. And more nerdy fun than you can shake a stick at. SPONSOR: Today's show is brought to you by Hello Fresh,...

Yesterland: The Earffel Tower

Your camera is loaded with film. Your goal is to have your family pose in front of the iconic symbol of each of the four parks of Walt Disney World. Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park. You got it! Spaceship Earth at Epcot. You got it! Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. You got it! Now you’re at the theme park that...

Dateline Disney World: Epcot Festival of the Arts

Epcot is offering a fun and artistic new festival. We'll take you to the park where every parent comes out tired and show you the creative new offering which has roots in the Food and Wine Festival, Epcot's International Festival of the Arts! Festival of the Arts This coming Friday thru Monday, Epcot International Festival of the Arts will host a...

It’s the Capacity, Stupid

Back in his first Presidential run, Bill Clinton caught fire with voters partly for identifying what actually mattered to the voter rather than his opponent's narrative, and the phrase "it's the economy, stupid" would forever be enshrined in the popular culture. In the Disney universe, the same phrase (or rather, a variation of it) was all I could think...

Knott’s Berry Farm Photo Update – Pretty In Pink

The red and green of the holiday decor is coming down at a leisurely pace, and the park is looking pretty in pink before it starts turning purple with the return of the smash hit Boysenberry Festival in a few weeks. Welcome to Buena Park, home of Knott's Berry Farm. // Soak City Knott's Water Park, Soak...

Disneyland Photo Update – Trader Sams Rumors, Electrical Parade & Star Wars

One week it's Christmas, the next it's not. Most of Disneyland Resort's holiday decorations have been removed, some refurbishments are popping up and there's a beloved old friend returning to Main Street USA. The Star Wars Half-Marathon was Friday, Saturday and Sunday and brought some increased attendance with it. And later this week, the Electrical Parade returns to Main...

Mousetalgia Podcast 430: Canemaker on Tyrus Wong

Disney Legend Tyrus Wong recently passed away at the age of 106, and Mousetalgia pauses to share our own personal memories and thoughts of Tyrus and his work. We also welcome Academy Award-winning filmmaker and historian John Canemaker back to the show to share his own memories of Tyrus, and to talk a little bit about Tyrus' groundbreaking artwork...

Disneyland Paris Star Wars Projection Show

It's "Season of the Force" at Disneyland Paris and there's a wonderful new nighttime spectacular at the Walt Disney Studios Park which opens TODAY. Of course, we have photos and video for you from the press event. Let's jump to hyperspace.     This nighttime show offers a unique experience for visitors to Disneyland Paris and is an homage to the technological...

Mesa Verde: Colorado Clockwise Part 2

Like many readers here at MiceChat, we take a lot of park centric vacations. In 2016 that was certainly true, but our objectives weren’t theme parks, but National Parks, specifically, the four park’s of Colorado. Let’s  get underway with part two of this adventure. Part one can be found HERE. Most of the National Parks of the United States exist...

Disneyland Paris – A Park In Transition

Hello everyone, I'm happy to bring you the first of two big updates from the Disneyland Paris Resort. This report will wrap up the holiday season as the park transitions to its regular look. But that's not all that's in transition, two beloved attractions will also transition with some pretty radical changes. Don't forget to check back tomorrow for...

Star Wars Land News: Mud, Rocks And The Ethics Of CGI

It’s been a roller coaster ride of a holiday season! Rogue One opened and quickly became the number two box office movie of 2016 domestically and fifth worldwide (so far). And the passing of Carrie Fisher shattered us. Let’s jump into 2017 with a look at what’s happening this week in Star Wars Land. Season Of The Force Returns The Tomorrowland...

Floyd Norman Disney QuickDraw Jan 13

Friend of MiceChat and Disney Legend Floyd Norman will be doing a "QuickDraw" January 13 at 9:30 AM  Pacific Time on the Disney YouTube Channel.  During the livestream, Floyd will be working at the fully-restored desk of legendary Mickey Mouse artist Floyd Gottfredson, recreating a classic Mickey Mouse comic to celebrate the anniversary of the very first Mickey Mouse comic...

Yesterland: Disney Sneaks into Knott’s Berry Farm

A little bit of Disney has snuck into Knott’s Berry Farm. It has nothing to do with Disney character collectables at Virginia’s Gift Shop. The skull and crossbones on Mission San Luis Rey, one of the California Mission dioramas that returned to Knott’s in late 2016, would not be there if it were not for Disney. Here’s the story. Read the...

Fab News: Iron Man, Arts and Max Pass

Somebody wring me out, already!  I don't think it's rained this much since the storm of '78! Back in the day, Imagineers Bruce Gordon and David Mumford used to wax poetical about how lovely it was to see Main Street, U.S.A. flood every time it rained at Disneyland, because that was the best time to go and enjoy an...