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Honda’s Fashionable Custom Odyssey Minnie-Van Makes D23 Expo Debut

As anybody who has crossed the Disneyland Resort Esplanade, experienced Autopia or visited Innoventions in the past decade knows, Disney and Honda have had a long and happy Strategic Alliance. This continues not only with another great Disney Parks/Honda sweepstakes, "Unlock the Magic Sweepstakes", but also a fashion-forward custom 2018 Honda Odyssey MINNIE VAN for display at the D23 Expo...

David Koenig: Fantasmic!

With Fantasmic! slated to officially return to Disneyland Monday July 17 after an 18-month absence, we have some news and rumors about this popular Disney spectacular. And be sure to read all the way through for a surprise ending. New Duds The biggest murmuring among cast members hasn’t been about all the changes to the show—but rather about the new costume...

First Look: New Auction Scene in Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Paris

Pirates of the Caribbean has reopened at Disneyland Paris. This gives us our first glimpse at how the Bride Auction has been transformed into the auction of loot. Similar changes are on their way to Disneyland in Anaheim and the Magic Kingdom in Orlando as well.  Take a look and let us know your thoughts: https://youtu.be/9KNbCh0jXNI Here's a full ride-through of...

The Animation Show of Shows Needs Your Help

The Animation Show of Shows' Kickstarter is in its last day and its not looking great for them, but if anybody can pull a rabbit out of their collective hat, it's animation fans, and Ron Diamond is definitely familiar with magic, having provided fans and families with animation from around the world, from animators legendary and heretofore unseen for...

Dateline Universal Orlando – Universal Express Added to the Wizarding World

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! There's always so much to see and cover in these parks. Today we're headed to Universal Studios!     Even though it isn't new, there's something truly amazing about being in Diagon Alley. That does it for this week. Are you excited for Express at the...

MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – Bye Bye Buggies

As you read this, a long line of trucks are unloading exhibits and merchandise and archival treasures at the loading docks of the mammoth Anaheim Convention Center as the Walt Disney Company prepares to put on its bi-annual D23 Expo extravaganza. This is the fifth Expo that Disney has hosted since launching the concept back in 2009. And while...

Disneyland Photo Update: Turn Up The Heat

Welcome back to the Disneyland Resort where it has been so hot you could cook an egg on Main Street. But all that heat also chased away the crowds. If you were able to brave the temperature, you likely had a great time in the park with unusually low waits. This week we bring views from Adventureland and its recent...

The Sweep Spot #213 Former Top Custodial Manager Ray Sidejas Part 2

In this episode we continue our discussion with Top Jani, and former Disneyland Custodial Manager Ray Sidejas. Ray was only the second Custodial Manager, and had a big role in opening many other Disney parks all over the world. Ray has so many memories and stories to share we needed to talk to him more. Plus the Disneyland current...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: A Press Release Regarding Pirates of the Caribbean

You've Got To Be Kidding is parody. We can't guarantee you'll enjoy it, but you'll live longer if you do. The Disney corporation has always maintained a laser-like focus on our fans, ready to provide rapid response and reaction to their concerns and needs. An example of this was our recent announcement of changes to Pirates of the Caribbean –...

DCA Photo & News Update – Heroes, Zeroes and Halloween

Heroes in Hollywood, patriotic bunting, and Halloween rumors are just a few of this week's topics. There's even a humorous little construction item. Let's start at the beginning . . . it's a very good place to start . . . All adventures must begin somewhere, ours starts on Buena Vista Street . . . which is currently decked out...

Yesterland: Country Bear Jamboree

“The Bear Band bears will play now, in the good ol’ key of G. Zeke and Zed and Ted and Fred, and a bear named Tennessee.” Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Country Bear Jamboree When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

This Animatronic Life – GHP’s Been Working on the Railroad

Howdy everyone, and welcome aboard the GHP Scenic Railway, a short-runs-on-time-(almost)-all-the-time-fair-weather-route-railroad of a column.  I’ve been thinking a lot about railroads and trains lately, and how my company (Garner Holt Productions, Inc.) has been part of a number of them in some very unusual locations, from theme parks to private estates, and more.  ALL ABOARD! Our hero Walt Disney once...

Disney News Roundup: Red, White and More

Welcome to the MiceChat News Roundup! Hopefully your Holiday weekend was filled with Fun, Food and Fireworks! Are you ready for the D23 Expo coming up July 14th thru 16th? We have all the details, insider information and tips for you. Plan to stop by the MiceChat booth (712-718) in the Collectors Forum and say Hello! We have a great Roundup...

AT-ATs Arrive at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we are heading to Hollywood Studios, where Star Wars Land construction has taken off. That's it for this week! Are you excited for the progress on both Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading! If you appreciate what we do here...

Disneyland Photo Update – Red, White and Boom

Independence Day is upon us and that calls for fireworks, concerts and plenty of red, white and blue. However, don't expect quite the same amount of entertainment as in years past. Disneyland Resort has scaled back their patriotic offerings for 2017. While Disneyland will be offering their "Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky" at 9:30pm...

See Mary Poppins July 23rd With Your MicePals

Musical Theatre West (MTW) is partnering with the Dick Van Dyke Foundation to raise funds to support the next generation of performing artists.  Purchase supercalifragilisticexpialidocious tickets to MTW's July 23, 6pm performance of "Mary Poppins" and receive a special discount - only $40 for Section B and C tickets (a $50-$65 value).  And for every ticket purchased, Musical Theatre West will donate $10...

Mousetalgia Podcast 454: Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline on the Expo, Gurr on Ryman’s map

This week, Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline talks to Mousetalgia about the upcoming D23 Expo and gives us a sneak preview of the Pirates-themed Walt Disney Archives exhibit, and some behind-the-scenes information about the Archives programming and the Archives stage. Cline also shares some last-minute pro tips for attending the Expo. Then, Jeff takes us along on his...

Exclusive Interview – What to Expect at D23 Expo 2017

I recently sat down with Jeffrey Epstein, Director of Corporate Communications at Disney, to discuss the upcoming D23 Expo in Anaheim scheduled for July 14th through 16th. The biennial Disney fan event has become a phenomenon since it made its debut in 2009. It's so huge and offers such a wide variety of options that we thought you might all...

Tim Grassey – Editorial -Should Disney Have an Edge?

The most iconic scene in Pirates of the Caribbean will change next year and fans aren’t happy (Please see the MiceChat news from Thursday HERE). Since 1967, the famed Auctioneer has given the pirates' an opportunity to “Take a wench for a bride.” For five decades, pirates demeaned an overweight maiden in hopes that one day the Auctioneer would...

Star Wars News

Sigh. I miss Darth Daver. I know I can't fill his big, black boots, but it's Friday, so here's some news about Star Wars Stuff: BFI/LucasFilm Video Gives a Peek at Film Sets The British Film institute and LucasFilm have a wonderful joint effort going on that provides training and work for students in the UK, where filming for The Last...