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D23 Expo In-Depth: The Walt Disney Archives celebrates 60 years of Disneyland

August 21, 2015 at 4:18 am | No Comments

One of the absolute highlights of this year’s D23 Expo was the Walt Disney Archive’s exhibit on the show floor. For the first time, the Walt Disney Archives moved to the Expo’s main show floor…

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Disneyland Sparkles as Disney California Adventure Gets Spooky

August 21, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Ladies and gentlemen it’s an all-new Disneyland Resort update from In The Parks. Have you fully recovered from your D23 hangover by now? Ready for some Disneyland Resort goodness? News is light and breezy this…

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Tony Baxter on Harry Potter Diagon Alley, Frozen and More!

August 21, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

The Season Pass Podcast returns to the Baxter residence for another deep conversation on Themed Entertainment with Disney Legend and Imagineering Genius, Tony Baxter.  Tony discusses the back story of many great Disney Park attractions…

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Yesterland Goes to D23 Expo

August 21, 2015 at 12:19 am | No Comments

Werner Weiss shares his experience, impressions, and opinions from the 2015 D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Yesterland Goes to D23 Expo   When you are done reading,…

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Fab News: Health, Safety, Preservation and Infinity

August 20, 2015 at 5:00 am | No Comments

Are we still recovering from the D23 EXPO? I’m recovering from whatever I caught there. Totally worth it. Let’s take a look at some of the good and the bad from the past week –…

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D23 Expo In-Depth: George Lucas, Johnny Depp and more named Disney Legends

August 20, 2015 at 4:22 am | No Comments

Disney kicked off is big D23 Expo last weekend with the special Disney Legends Awards ceremony. The biennial award ceremony honors Disney employees that have made a lasting impact on the company in a variety…

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Disney Cruise Line at D23 Expo 2015

August 20, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

D23 Expo 2015 featured the Disney Cruise Line to a lesser extent this time around, but it did present a fun announcement roundup panel titled “Experience the World with Disney: Adventures by Disney, Aulani, Disney…

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Knott’s Renovating Ghostrider and removing Screamin’ Swing

August 19, 2015 at 9:05 am | No Comments

Today Knotts Berry Farm quietly announced plans to close the celebrated wooden coaster, Ghostrider, for an extensive refurbishment.  They have also announced plans to remove Screamin’ Swing, the up-charge attraction, from Calico Square. All of…

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D23 Expo In-Depth: Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Pavilion takes you to Shanghai Disneyland and Pandora

August 19, 2015 at 2:27 am | No Comments

A highlight of the D23 Expo show floor is always the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts pavilion where Walt Disney Imagineering pulls back the curtain to give you an a sneak peek at the latest…

We do know however, that by the end of the year, there will be new Star Tours destinations to go along with Episode VII - The Force Awakens.

HUGE Changes Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

August 19, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Hot off of the D23 Expo, there is big news of change coming to Hollywood Studios. So, we headed to the park this week to take a look at where some of these projects may…

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D23 Expo News Round Up is here!

August 19, 2015 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Welcome to a very special edition of the MiceChat Disney News Round-Up ! This week we have collected all the information from the D23 Expo 2015 into one place so you can get all the…

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D23 Expo In-Depth: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announces Star Wars, Toy Story Land, and more

August 18, 2015 at 6:42 am | No Comments

The big 2015 D23 Expo weekend has come and gone and after four years without any significant Disney Parks and Resorts announcements at D23 Expo, this year Disney finally delivered. The biggest news, of course,…

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Fab News: Attractionistas

August 18, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

You can’t swing a lightsaber without hitting D23 EXPO news, some of which I will be delving into later this week, and if you spent even a little time online this past weekend, you probably…

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Mousetalgia Podcast 356: From the mailbag

August 17, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Team Mousetalgia answers your email this week as we recover from the D23 Expo weekend. Topics include: places to find a drink at the resort; the best way to search the Mousetalgia archives; Haunted Mansion…

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D23 Expo from the Show Floor: Walt Disney Studios, Disney Animation and Pixar!

August 15, 2015 at 12:49 am | No Comments

Day 1 of the D23 Expo is now in the books and as we get into Day 2, here’s a quick look at the Walt Disney Studios, Disney Animation, and Pixar Animation pavilions, all clustered…

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D23 Expo from the Show Floor: Shanghai Disneyland at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Pavilion

August 15, 2015 at 12:49 am | No Comments

Everything you wanted to know about Disney’s latest resort, Shanghai Disneyland is on display at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts pavilion at this year’s D23 Expo. The pavilion showcases this very unique new park,…

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D23 Expo 2015 First Look: Walt Disney Archives presents Disneyland The Exhibit

August 14, 2015 at 4:11 am | No Comments

D23 Expo is here! Today we give you a special first look at the Walt Disney Archives presents Disneyland: The Exhibit, the largest exhibit ever staged by the Walt Disney Archives at the D23 Expo.…

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Changes Continue at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

August 14, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

The grunt of a gorilla, the scream of guests cascading down Everest mountain, the call of a parrot . . . and the promises of Pandora. . . let’s see what’s new at Disney’s Animal…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Park update

August 14, 2015 at 2:01 am | No Comments

Welcome to Universal Studios Hollywood!  We have a great update in store for you today from the entertainment capital of Los Angeles. We begin with pics of the developing entry plaza at the front of…

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Yesterland: 60 Closings in 60 Years — Part 1: 1955 to 1984

August 13, 2015 at 11:00 pm | No Comments

But this is Yesterland. So here’s Part 1 of a list of something that CLOSED each year since Disneyland opened. I picked just one for each year. Some years, there were quite a few others.…