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Disney News Round Up: Summer is about to be Frozen over

MiceChat Round Up Memorial Day weekend has always been the unofficial start to Disneyland Resort's busy Summer Season. The past several years, the Summer fun would kick off with a 24 hr Resort-wide party. With decidedly mixed results in the past, this year there is no 24 hr party scheduled.Although this Summer will bring a Soarin’ attraction overlay and a...

Fab News: Inside Tokyo Disney and Frozen

Greetings Fabbers. We have Disney news from around the world for you today . . . including the icy realm of Arendelle. We'll take a look at the new live-action Beauty and the Beast, and we have a long interview from deep inside Tokyo Disneyland. Something for everyone and I'd really like to hear your thoughts. First up, some neat...

Star Wars expansion continues to take shape as Disneyland prepares for summer

Disneyland's spring season is quickly coming to an end as the big Memorial Day Weekend looms closer, set to officially kick off the summer travel season next weekend. Disneyland won't host a 24-hour party this year but guests can expect new summer magic with an all-new Frozen musical opening May 27. Meanwhile, Disneyland's massive 14-acre Star Wars...

Mousetalgia Podcast 396: Listener questions, Disneyland tips

It's back to the Mousetalgia Mailbag! This week's questions include: Touring the Disneyland Resort with youngsters - how young is too young? Watching YouTube videos of Disney attractions - how much do they spoil the in-person attraction experience? Disneyland FastPass strategies - where to start, and how to maximize your experience. Plus - Disneyland Paris tips for quick trips,...

The Sweep Spot # 183 The History of The Mine Train at Disneyland

In this episode we talk about the history of The Mine Train at Disneyland, also known as The Mine Train Through Natures Wonderland. This attraction took up much of Frontierland from 1956 until 1977. Learn all about its history and more. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get the companion book to this show called Cleaning the...

Gumball Rally 2016 Results and Photos

MiceChat's 10th Anniversary Gumball Rally (May 14, 2016) has come and gone, but the amazing memories will last forever. The Gumball Rally is a competition to see which team can complete the most attractions at the Disneyland Resort in a single day. To keep the game fun and challenging, elements of the game are changed from year to year...

Fab News: A Dear Fabby Mystery of the Disney Kind

Fabanistas: Here's a powerfully entertaining home video, some super sleuthing for you to do, a giveaway because those are so fun to do and some really swell events on the horizon! Don't miss out, read through for your chance to attend an amazing evening with a beloved legend. A Chat with The Finest Hours' Graham McTavish Incredible rescue story starring Chris...

Yesterland: Skyway to Tomorrowland

Walk up the stairs to a traditional chalet in the Alps of Fantasyland. After waiting in line and handing over a “D” coupon, a Cast Member opens the door of a round metal bucket for you. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Skyway to Tomorrowland   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Star Wars News: Phasma, Force and Fill

This week’s Star Wars update is short and sweet because one of our news items turned out to be bogus and the other was an unintentional leak of Rogue One photos and Character names. Since this was not final (and thus possibly not completely accurate) Disney asked that this info not be posted. Which is too bad, because it...

Pandora Growing and More at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

It's time for another wonderful Dateline Disney World! This week, we're looking at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Let's go! There is a ton of stuff to check out this week. From Pandora to flora, from Starbucks to zebras, we have a ton. We once asked Joe Rohde why Pandora fits in with the message of Animal Kingdom.  We asked a...

DisneyBySteph: FloridaLand – Part 1

I like to think of myself as a time traveler. I mean obviously, time travel isn't currently possible in 2016, so I'm not being literal here. But I love visiting old places. I enjoy peeling back the layers of time and appreciating the history of how we got here. As Disney fans, many of us are time travelers. It's...

Fab News: From the Mailbag

Hello MiceChatters, Fabanistas, and the most of you who are both! Dusty's at sea, Dad's in the hospital with emergency heart surgery, I've been from house to home to hospital endlessly I'm going in for a biopsy and my bronchitis is back, so I'm being lazy today and tossing you straight into the Fab Mailbag. I hope you'll forgive...

Fastpass+ continues to move in as the Skyway Chalet gets ready for demolition at Disneyland

Disneyland's long-abandoned Skyway Chalet in Fantasyland will soon be moving to Yesterland. Disney has officially filed the necessary permit for its demolition, thus removing the structure which has sat unused for over two decades. The demolition comes as part of the larger Star Wars-themed expansion, which is currently in progress now in the northwest corner of...

Mousetalgia Episode 395: Van Eaton “Collecting Disney” auction; Tinker Bell Half Marathon

Dave and Becky report on their recent experience at the Disneyland Tinker Bell Half Marathon and discuss the state of runDisney, the Tink race experience and routes, the switch to PhotoPass for Disney's half marathon photography, and runDisney's new virtual 5K runs. Also, Van Eaton Galleries will be hosting another Disney auction, and we welcome Mike Van Eaton to...

DoomBuggies Spook Show 16: Imagineer Patrick Romandy-Simmons, Ghost Post subscriptions

In this special Friday the 13th episode, Jeff welcomes Imagineer Patrick Romandy-Simmons to the show to talk about the anniversary of the reappearance of the Hat Box Ghost in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion. Patrick sculpted the new character, and shares secrets about the creation of the ghost, as well as other haunting tales about his career with Disney, including a...

Yesterland: Golden Gate Bridge at DCA

Perhaps the most famous and iconic bridge in the world is the Golden Gate Bridge. But you don’t have to go to San Francisco to see it. At Yester California Adventure, the Golden Gate Bridge is just beyond the park entrance. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Golden Gate Bridge   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Infinity Ends, Shanghai Begins and Stories Continue

This week has been breathtaking, news-wise. Amazing videos from China and heartbreaking news from the world of Disney Interactive, and further developments ever on the horizon. Let's jump right in! Oh - and don't forget - if you have any suggestions for stops on the Pink Monorail Podcast, now is the time to let me know. The first stops will...

Star Wars News: The Show, Star Tours and Construction

This week we look at some of the latest news on the Star Wars movies and peek over the wall at Star Wars Mountain growing in Disneyland. The Star Wars Show The official Star Wars website, StarWars.com has launched a weekly news show going online Wednesdays at noon. The first episode features an interview with Duncan Jones (Director and son of...

Dateline Disney World – Epcot News and Photos

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're taking a look at Epcot's preparations for the summer season. Lots of photos, so let's go!     More news from the Disney World: Disney's Hollywood Studios just added a couple more “ Stars” to their already Star Studded Meet & Greet line up. Olaf, our favorite snowman from Frozen, can be visited...

Disney News Round Up: Disneyland Cuts as Shanghai Prepares to Open

MiceChat Round Up This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the MiceChat Gumball Rally. Though the traditional gift for a tenth anniversary is metal or tin, instead may we suggest a wonderful and adventure filled Saturday, as you play the game around Disneyland Park! There is still time to form a team of family or friends, sign up and then get...