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Fab News: Help Preserve Disney Tradition, Rebels, Arkham, Rogue One, Halloween Time and More!

Hello Fabanistas! Did you have a fabulous long weekend? I hope so! Things are swinging right into fall, and unlike last year, the temperatures here in sunny California seem to be more cooperative. It's great weather for a backyard B-B-Q with some of the greatest human beings on the planet PLUS homemade root beer floats, all to support something...

Disneyland Photo Update: De-Dazzling Disneyland

Today isn't just a holiday, it also marks the official end of Disneyland's Diamond Celebration. Decorations will come down this week and Halloween will replace it. By this time next week the 60th will be completely gone and pumpkins will be everywhere. Let's say our farewells to some amazing nighttime spectaculars, Diamonds, and the extended 60th anniversary of the...

Mousetalgia Podcast 411: Listener questions and tips

Team Mousetalgia answers your questions and shares your tips this week, with topics including: Paying forward unused FastPasses; "Disneymoon" tips; tipping at Disneyland Resort; enjoying Halloween Time at the resort and weighing the pros and cons of Mickey's Halloween Party; touring San Francisco and getting to the Walt Disney Family Museum and Charles Schulz Museum; proposing at Disneyland; turning...

The Sweep Spot #190 Chat with Former Disneyland Custodian

In this episode we welcome a friend and former Disneyland Custodian to our show to talk all about his time working at Disneyland. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get show notes and our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com

Knott’s Wraps Up Ghost Town Live This Weekend With Plot Twist and Fireworks

All good things must come to an end. Ghost Town LIVE at Knott's Berry Farm wraps up on Labor Day with plot twists, and a final Hoe Down on Monday night which will wrap up a summer worth of stories. Here's a bit more info from the good folks at Knott's, along with the scoop on special Sunday night...

Studio Backlot Tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Don’t confuse this attraction with the original two-hour Backstage Studio Tour, even though this tour evolved from that one. The tour is now a shadow of what it once was. The residential street is just one of many things that’s gone. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Studio Backlot Tour   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Star Wars News: Toys, Teases And Tears…

This week we’re gonna’ Go Rogue, get a shave and send a fan favorite into the Force. Prepare to make the jump on my mark…   Hyperspace Mountain Makes Its Last Jump   Goodbye Hyperspace Road… Sung to the tune of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”. Go ahead…do it. It’s been stuck in my head all week. See if it sticks in yours. This Labor Day...

Fab News: Going Rogue, Trudeau’s Alpha Squad, Halloween Festival BBQ and More

Hello my dearest Fabanistas! Yesterday, the "Fab Fund For Shelly's Recover," GoFundMe Campaign that Dusty Sage set up reached its goal for my surgical costs. I'm filled with amazement and gratitude. And some pain, but that will soon go away. Also, there's a ton of news, including a really funny fan film! See for yourself: Rogue One Gets Its Own...

The HEART in runDisney Races

Many runners love to run the races at Disneyland and Walt Disney World for a multitude of reasons.  Some runners are there to go fast, get that personal record (PR) and possibly win a trophy. Some runners are there for the Bling (The finisher medal). However most of the runners come to have fun, see their friends and accomplish...

Universal Studios Hollywood Kubo Tour and First Signs of Halloween

Often overlooked by locals, Universal Studios Hollywood has really been on fire lately. The park looks and feels brand new. I was up in LA for a business meeting last week and popped into the park while waiting for traffic to die down. I'm so glad I did. In this update, we'll show you the fantastic Kubo tour, the first...

Fab News – Rebels, Spies & Boysenberry Pies

I want to thank those of you that have been thinking of me and helping me in different ways, from the bottom of my heart. In a few months, I hope this illness will be Ancient History. There is a LOT going on! Star Wars Rebels Season 2 BluRay Hits the Streets TODAY!!! So go get it! You watched it, right? Because I...

MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – Monorail, Marvel, and Major Projects

With both summer and Disneyland’s successful Diamond Celebration quickly winding down, the Anaheim parks will begin a rather predictable fall season, filled with some of the busiest weekends of the year as the locals replace the summer tourist crowds. But the next couple months will just be the calm before the storm as new entertainment, attractions and even more...

Disneyland Photo Update – Diamonds and Tombstones

The only constant in the world is change, and that's even more of a truth in the theme park industry. At the moment, Disneyland is in a major state of flux. Seasons are changing. The 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration is ending. Star Wars land construction has forever altered parts of Disneyland's back country. Marvel is making a move on...

Mousetalgia Podcast 410: Dragons and Muppets

This week, Team Mousetalgia talks about some famous Disney dragons, both old and new, in an Emporium show. But first, Jeff visits the Walt Disney Family Museum to hear Muppeteer Dave Goelz speak about his career as the Great Gonzo and describe how he brings puppets to life. Next, special guest Rebecca Dimmick joins Mousetalgia to report on D23's...

Park Wise: Disney Pin Trading Fun

Introduced at the turn of the century (sounds historic, right?!), pin trading has been a very popular activity for guests visiting Disney destinations from Walt Disney World to Disneyland and even at sea and beyond! While it’s not as difficult as booking FastPass+ during high season, here are a few tips to get the most out of your pin...

Star Wars News: Are you OT or PT?

This week we take a look at a big cultural divide in Star Wars fandom, try to figure out if the Space Monkey is a real thing and see where they moved the bathroom entrance for Star Wars Land. Do The Prequels Suck?   Pose this question to some Star Wars fans and you will get a tirade of hate. I have...

Knotts Scary Farm Mazes Announced and Expansion for Soak City

The season of scares is upon us once again and Knott's has announced their Halloween Haunt lineup for 2016. But there's so much more news coming out of Knott's Berry Farm today, including a big expansion for Soak City. New Scares for Halloween Haunt 13 haunted attractions will terrify guests this year on 24 nights from September 22 – October 31....

Yesterland: Aladdin’s Royal Caravan

Think of Main Street, U.S.A. as the main street of Agrabah. The cymbals crash! Aladdin’s Royal Caravan approaches. To the tune of “Prince Ali,” you’re treated to a very clever spectacle as the disguised “street rat” Aladdin and his royal entourage make their grand entrance. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Aladdin’s Royal Caravan   When you are done reading, please leave your...

Fab News: Amok, Amok, Amok and More!

Hello Fabanistas! I'd like to start by thanking you all for the kind words, calls, emails and donations after Tuesday's article. This has been a scary time for me and it really helps to know that I'm loved and supported. I don't know what I'd do without you.  The remainder of my surgery will be done at the end...

Dateline Disney World – Disney Springs Photo Update

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're heading to Disney Springs to see what's going on at one of the newest areas of the Walt Disney World Resort. But first, the news: Disney’s Boardwalk Resort unveiled a magical new watering hole called AbracadaBar. This wonderful new cocktail  lounge is located right next to the also recently re...