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Erasing Wonders of Life, 2016 Edition

Although Wonders of Life at Epcot closed forever on New Year’s Day 2007—almost ten years ago—the golden domed pavilion has had a new life since then as the Festival Center. In this newest edition of an article originally published in 2007, we’ll look at how it has changed over the years. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Erasing Wonders of Life,...

Festival of Holidays Debuts at Disney California Adventure

This week marks the debut of an all-new holiday experience at Disney California Adventure Park for the 2016 year. The Festival of Holidays, which celebrates the season's food and culture from around the world. Festival of Holidays This entertainment experience is located in pretty much the same area the Food & Wine Festival was held earlier this year, and continues to...

Yesterland: Disney’s Culinary Demos, 2016

For Epcot Food & Wine Festival guests, Culinary Demonstrations are opportunities to learn from talented chefs and to taste what they demonstrate. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Disney's Culinary Demos, 2016   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Star Wars Land News: It’s Starting To Look Like…A LAND!

I’m climbing out of the Sarlacc pit this week to visit my favorite Disneyland attraction’s return and peek through the knot holes at how amazingly my Star Wars Land is coming along. Let’s switch off the targeting computer and blow this thing! First of all…Darth Daver is not finding a new definition of pain and suffering while being slowly digested...

Holidays Arrive at the Magic Kingdom

“ Once Upon A Time” a new nighttime projection show debuted at Magic Kingdom last weekend. Don't miss out … as Your taken on a magical and memorable adventure through some of your favorite Disney moments, with Mrs. Potts and Chip from “ Beauty and the Beast” as your hosts. This coming Friday, Cherry Tree Lane at the Marketplace Co-Op...

Stroll Through Disneyland – Walt, Ray, Halloween, & One-Of-A-Kind Disneyana

Vicky and I have had a number of very memorable visits to Disneyland during the Halloween season. I confess that I sometimes long to see the park in its “natural” state without any holiday or special event decorations, but I can't deny that I just love the "HalloweenTime" vibe. We usually dress for the occasion as vampires, in honor...

Mousetalgia Podcast 420: Silly Symphonies, Geek Girl Con 2016

Team Mousetalgia welcomes Disney historian J.B. Kaufman back to the show to discuss his latest book "Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies: A Companion to the Classic Cartoon Series." We talk with Kaufman about the cartoons' relevance to the society of their time and Walt Disney personally, and discuss the music, the marvelous animation, and their place in the history of...

Disney Vacation Club 25 and Beyond Bash at DCA

Once upon a time, there was a single resort, simply called the Disney Vacation Club, and you could get a ride to go look at it in a really cool 1940's school bus if you signed up for the tour.  It doesn't seem like that was a quarter of a century ago, but it was. The swell folks at...

Disneyland Photo Update: Holiday Fun & Security Additions

Welcome to this week’s installment of Disneyland Photo Update for November 7th, 2016! We are covering Disneyland as it gets closer to being fully decked out for the Holiday Season. We will also be covering current refurbishments inside and outside of the park. Hope you have your favorite pastry and eggnog latte, off we go! Welcome to Disneyland! More Security Screeners In preparation...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: The Long Wait Continues

Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs for ending their 108-year championship drought! (And condolences to the fans of the Cleveland Indians. But look at it this way; you only have 40 years to go.)  So, with Chicago’s long wait over, following is a list of Disney related things we probably won’t see for 108 years. An effective overall theme for DCA’s Hollywood Land Someone...

DCA & Disneyland Resort Area Photo Update: A Holiday Transition

Welcome back to Disneyland Photo Update. This is our second half of this week's article. The Disneyland half had so much, we thought we should give everyone a break.  You can check out our Disneyland article from earlier this week here. Let's dive into DCA, Downtown Disney, and the Disneyland Resort Hotels. We're off to Disney California Adventure Park,  where we are going...

Yesterland: Sum of All Thrills

At Yester Epcot, it’s not just another INNOVENTIONS exhibit. It’s an actual ride—an innovative and inventive ride. It might be the best thing in the whole history of INNOVENTIONS. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Sum of All Thrills   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Jim Hill News – John and Ron’s Moana Drama

Editor’s note: Shelly is still not 100%. But she hopes to be back up-to-speed by this time next week so that Fab News can then resume its usual weekly publication schedule here on MiceChat. But in the meantime, Jim Hill will continue to cover for his ex-wife. Soooo … Instead of Fab News this week, how about some abs-related news? Quick...

Disney Cruise Line Itineraries Look Ahead to Early 2018

Disney Cruise Line is heading to infinity and beyond, well, just early 2018 to begin with, as its fleet is scheduled to head from popular homeports to the Caribbean, Bahamas and Mexican Riviera from January to May. Miami, Florida; Port Canaveral, Florida; San Diego, California and San Juan, Puerto Rico will be reprised as bases, and Bonaire will be featured for...

Disney News Round Up: Holidays are here!

Welcome to the MiceChat News Round-up! As we say goodbye to Halloween, area Theme Parks are ready to celebrate Christmas and the upcoming Holidays. We have all the latest additions and updates for the upcoming Season … including a sighting of “snow” on Sleeping Beauty Castle! Let's get the Round Up started! This Week's Top Story Epcot Holiday Food Festival Booths – Who...

Lots of Construction at Universal Orlando Resort

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! It's been a while since we last visited the resort, and there's a lot happening! Let's head out there and see what it is. Universal Studios Welcomes You There is a lot of construction going on around Universal and we have some news to report, if you don’t already know. Fast & Furious: Supercharged is...

Epcot Holiday Food Festival Booths – Who REALLY Loses?

On the face of it, there are nothing but positives associated with this week's announcement that Epcot is expanding its holiday food and drink services come the holiday season. They are adding even more festival-style booths than before, and expanding the menu offerings on the existing booths. They are making the booths more heavily themed. Plus, it's something new!...

The MiceChat Podcast Gives You Wings

Get a first hand account of what is sure to be the attraction of the year and the best "Soarin'" style ride ever built - Wings over Washington. Plus, Walt Disney's Los Feliz, Sponge Bob 4D and solving Dusty's energy crisis. It's the MiceChat Podcast! Direct Download   |   Follow on iTunes SPONSOR: Today's show is brought to you by Hello Fresh. Please...

Mousetalgia Podcast 419: Halloween with Mark Silverman, Haunted Mansion panel

Happy Halloween! Disney voice actor Mark Silverman joins Team Mousetalgia this week for a spooktacular Halloween episode! As the voice of Rod Serling in the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Mark shares a special insider's view of the recent Tower of Terror event at Walt Disney World. We also talk to Mark about being a "Monster Kid," memories of...

Disneyland Photo Update: It’s Halloween-lo-ween Everybody!

As we light up the Jack-o'lanterns for tonight's festivities, we'd like to welcome you to MiceChat's weekly Disneyland news and photo update. Let's dive one last time into spookiest season of them all with a little mood music from Disneyland Paris: This is Halloween! As tonight marks All Hallows' Eve, I want to reflect over this Halloween Season and how well...