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Dateline Disney World: 2016 Year in Review

Hello, and welcome to the final Dateline Disney World of 2016! This week, we're taking a look at everything that happened over the course of the year at Walt Disney World. ] Where did the year go? What did you think of 2016 in the parks? Excited for what 2017 will bring? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks...

Disney News Round Up: Here’s to a new year.

Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! As we bid farewell to 2016, a year filled with moments of happiness, sadness and loss, we move forward into 2017 with hope ... “There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow." This week's newsletter has a great collection of news, photos and fun for you to explore. Happy New Year from all of us at MiceChat. This...

Tim Grassey Editorial – Fixing Epcot

It’s no secret that Epcot needs help. I visited Disney World and Universal Orlando in January 2016 and Epcot was without question, the worst of the six parks I visited on that trip. At that time, there was no Frozen Ever After or Soarin’ Around the World. There was no food centric festival, just a piecemeal shell of EPCOT...

Disney News Round Up: Happy Holidays!

  Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! This Holiday season has brought record crowds to both Disneyland resort and other local Theme Parks. But lucky for your day guests and Signature Plus ticket holders, now that all other passes have been bocked, the parks are blissfully uncrowded. Today's Round Up has all the latest news & tips for this most festive...

Yesterland: Hollywood Holly-Day Parade

If this parade looks strangely familiar, there’s a reason. It’s a holiday—oops, I mean “Holly-Day”—makeover of the Disney Stars & Motor Cars parade. The cars, which are all themed to movies or television programs, are now decorated with snowdrifts, wreaths, garland, gift boxes, ribbons, and ornaments. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Hollywood Holly-Day Parade   When you are done reading, please leave...

Fab News: Fabulous Things

Happy holidays to all of my Fabanistas and all of the other MiceChatters out there. I've been away for a few weeks because my mom had a stroke. Is it just me or has 2016 been an especially trying year? Thank goodness we have so many good things to balance the awful things, and while below you'll find a...

Stroll Through Disneyland – Rolly Crump And The Impostor Syndrome – Part 2

Fox Hill brings us Part 2 of his Rolly Crump story. If you missed Part 1, please click HERE to catch up before reading Part 2. Vicky and I met Rolly and Marie near the big fireplace in the Grand Californian Hotel, and we all went to take seats in the morning quiet of the Hearthstone Lounge. There we had the...

The Sweep Spot # 198 Holidays Musical Tour of Disneyland

In this episode we go on a virtual tour of Disneyland during Christmas time. We worked at Disneyland during the 90s, and 2000's in Custodial we had the chance to work in all the different areas of Disneyland. This was great because we were able to also experience the different music that was changed in the areas for the...

Dateline Disney World: Animal Kingdom Surprise

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we are heading to Animal Kingdom for a nice surprise and some updates. Avatar approaches! //   The World of Pandora Walls have shifted and we are able to get a glimpse of the detail and work going into the project from a guests view! The Tree of Life Its been...

MiceChat Podcast – Ho, Ho Holiday Happenings

Christmas has become big business for the theme parks. What was once considered the "off season" is now the top draw of the year, with record crowds often recorded in the weeks leading up to New Years Eve. Dusty and Doug put on their elf shoes and take us on a virtual sleigh ride to parks across the country...

Kevin Yee: Drinking Around the Magic Kingdom

It's finally happened! The news has slipped out that the Magic Kingdom in Orlando (though not YET Disneyland in Anaheim) is following the other theme parks into the NeverNever Land of serving alcoholic beverages. In some ways, it's been here in the Magic Kingdom for some time, but with a significant expansion this week, we are arguably at some...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update Part 2: Christmas Crowd and Crash

Welcome back to part 2 of this week's Disneyland update. In yesterday's article, we looked at the security changes and updates from Downtown Disney and the New Parking Structure and Bridge-way. Let's continue our tour of the Disneyland Resort and check in on the theme parks, which experienced jam packed conditions last week in advance of annual pass block-outs...

Disneyland Resort Photo Update Part 1: Securityland Now Open

Welcome back to chilly Southern California, where rain fell and temperatures dropped into sub-50 degrees this past week. With recent changes in Downtown Disney and theme park security, we'd like to take a closer look at the first act of the Disneyland Resort . . . "Security!" Last week Disney pushed the security tents to the outer perimeter of the resort....

Mousetalgia Podcast 426: Rogue One, Disneyland holiday dining, Jazz Loves Disney

It's a Mousetalgia triple play this holiday week as we celebrate the opening of Lucasfilm's "Rogue One - A Star Wars Story," taste test Disneyland's holiday offerings and chat about Verve's new release "Jazz Loves Disney." First, we offer our initial spoiler-free reactions to the latest film from the Star Wars galaxy far, far away. From Michael Giacchino's new...

Big Thunder Reopens at Disneyland Paris

Max returns with a glorious update from Disneyland Paris, where Big Thunder Mountain has reopened after more than a year long refurbishment.  - DLPwelcome Big Thunder Mountain has finally reopened at Disneyland Paris and brings with it a revitalized Frontierland. Great news and photos follow. After an epic 13 month refurbishment Deputy CEO of Disneyland Parks, Daniel Delcourt, welcomes guests back...

Starbright Holidays: Christmas at Disney Springs

Disney Springs is finally settled enough that it's getting Christmas offerings. I excitedly met up with some friends, as I had heard THINGS about the new drone show and the Christmas Tree Trail! Come along to see what it's all about! The drone show is actually called, Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration. It happens nightly at the waterway between...

Knotts Merry Farm Delivers Authentic Christmas Cheer

Southern Californians are lucky folks, especially at the holidays. We may not have snow, but we sure do have a lot of choices for where to find some amazing holiday cheer. Disneyland has the dazzle, Universal has the Hollywood pizzazz, and Knott's has authentic Christmas charm. Be sure to read all the way through to the end of this update...

Yesterland: The Missions Return to Knott’s Berry Farm

As the 20th century came to a close, Knott’s Berry Farm was reinventing itself as a thrill ride park. Its original focus on California heritage took a backseat. Slowly, over many years, the dioramas of the California Missions—which had been an iconic feature of the Farm for two generations—disappeared. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: They’re Back! The Missions Return to...

Universal Studios Hollywood Grinchmas

Oh Grinchmas tree, oh Grinchmas tree, you are so bright and lovely. Oh Grinchmas tree, oh Grinchmas tree, shine your light and bring us glee. It's Grinchmas time in Hollywood as Universal Studios pulls out all the stops to make the season extra merry. We have a number of things to share in this update, including a brand new hot...

Dateline Disney World – Rogue One Arrives at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

It's Star Wars week at Dateline Walt Disney World, so we're naturally heading to Disney's Hollywood Studios park. Let's jump to hyperspace.   More News From Around Walt Disney World Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is offering a new casual quick service breakfast. “Kuamsha,” meaning awakening in Swahili, is available from 7 to 10am daily. You'll be able to create a made to...