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Disneyland Photo Update: Going Rogue

Just when you think there's nothing new left to talk about from the Disneyland Resort, new surprises pop up to keep the conversation pump primed. This week brings some old favorites, such as Star Wars land construction and Halloween Time, but it also brings the first signs of scaffolding at Tower of Terror and a blitz for Rogue One.

Mousetalgia Podcast 415: Eddy Collins and VIP tales

This week, Mousetalgia welcomes special guest Eddy Collins, who has spent decades with the Disney Company. Collins started doing custodial work at Disneyland and eventually became Global Sales Manager and a spokesperson for the resort. Eddy talks about his first job at the park as a sweeper, and how he quickly became a prestigious VIP tour guide, then moved...

Virtual Reality Halloween by The Bay

Note: Almost the moment I finished writing this, Cedar Fair announced the permanent closure of Fear VR at Knott's Berry Farm and California's Great America due to complaints from mental health activists. The Insanatorium maze has also vanished from CGA's app. Links to news accounts are at the conclusion. So I suppose much of this is now a Yesterhaunt...

The Sweep Spot # 192 Talk with Former Walt Disney World Custodian

In this episode we welcome another former Custodian, but this time not from Disneyland, but Walt Disney World. We get to talk with Kevin all about his time working at WDW in the Magic Kingdom, College Program, and more. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events with Ken, Lynn and special guest Russell Flores. For show notes...

Star Wars News: Rogue Friday And Star Wars Land Construction

Yesterday was Rogue Friday. It’s only 84 days until Christmas and more importantly, 77 days until Rogue One! Let’s get into those shopping lists, see what Tomorrowland looks like now, and of course, check on the progress in Star Wars Land. // News From The Outer Rim Go Rogue Yesterday was Rogue Friday, the day where merchandise for...

Marvel News: Mission Breakout Begins At DCA

Welcome to the MiceChat Extra: Marvel News where we take a look at some of the Marvel developments at the Disneyland Resort. We have a couple bits of news from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, some great kids costumes and the latest news on construction of Guardians Of The Galaxy attraction taking over the Tower Of Terror. Jarvis, let's light...

Yesterland: The Original Mad Tea Party

Mad Tea Party is still a popular attraction at Disneyland, but the original version is in Yesterland. This opening day 1955 attraction was inspired by the Mad Hatter and the March Hare’s unbirthday party scene in Walt Disney’s animated feature, Alice in Wonderland. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: The Original Mad Tea Party   When you are done reading, please leave your...

MiceChat Podcast – A Sense of Mystery in the Air

It's time to venture into the dimly lit fog of theme park Halloween once again. The major parks have opened their Haunted attractions, monsters roam the streets, and guests line up in droves (take my money please) to be scared out of their wits. On Today's show, Doug and Dusty are joined by horror god Rick West to discuss...

First Two Weekends of Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Sell Out

Universal Studios Hollywood is off to an amazing start for their 2016 Halloween Horror Nights event. The first two weekends completely sold out. If you are thinking about attending for an upcoming weekend, know that demand will only increase as we get closer to Halloween. It's advisable to buy your tickets as far in advance as possible. In addition,...

Dateline Disney World – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2016

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're taking a look at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js   // In addition to everything we took photos of, there are also trick or treat opportunities, short lines for the rides, as well as the special Happy Hallowishes fireworks. The party is a great time, albeit at...

Disney News Round Up: Tricks and Treats

Welcome to the MiceChat news Round-up! The Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida opened its gates to the general public this coming weekend in 1971. Though the official dedication wouldn't happen until the end of October, almost 10,000 visitors were there opening day to see what new magic the Disney team had created. Happy 45th Birthday Magic Kingdom! Today's Disney News Round...

Fab News: Events Tricky, Sinister, Unleashed…and Blue

Hi MiceChatters and Fabanistas! There are some changes afoot at Fab News that will make news easier to get to for you and easier to get TO you from me. The regular Fab News column will still appear Tuesdays, and starting in October will be fully written by yours truly. Larger news items will be released as I get...

New Terrors Unleashed At Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt

UPDATE and EDITOR'S NOTE: Since we first published this article, Knott's has closed their Fear VR attraction due to pressure from an ultra-conservative religious group on the grounds that it is offensive to those with mental disorders. Many Knott's fans have expressed their outrage on social media that Knott's is allowing a preacher to dictate their entertainment offerings. The...

Disneyland Photo Update – Drop into the Season

Disneyland Resort has fallen into the leaf pile of Autumn as Mickey's Halloween Party launches and Tower of Terror drops a few key details. There's quite a bit to show you this week. Be sure to read all the way through to the end for photos of Mickey's Halloween Party. The Tower Named What? //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js // The Tower...

Mousetalgia Podcast 414: Mickey’s Halloween Party retrospective, Kevin and Jody sale

Join Team Mousetalgia for an Emporium of spooktacular stories! First, special guest Katelynn Burmark joins us this week to talk all about Disneyland's Halloween Parties, sharing tips, tricks and tales from her experiences having attended the party every year since they began in 2007. Next, Jeff visits LACMA's exhibition "At Home With Monsters," Guillermo del Toro's collection of horror-related...

Garner Holt on the Big and Little Screens

Howdy everyone—greetings after a much-too-long hiatus from this column!  It’s been many months — I confess, over a year! — since I’ve written, during which time my company has been busier than ever before, with attraction openings from the Netherlands to Shanghai, Plymouth, Massachusetts to Seattle, Washington and plenty in between (even “sallying” through the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland). ...

Star Wars News: AP’s Blacked Out For Star Wars Land?

This week we have news about the future of the Star Wars Movies, Dia de los Muertos and of course photos of Star Wars Land construction. But first…there is some awful news this week. AP Blackout For Star Wars Land? The shadow of the Dark Side is upon us. A great disturbance in the Force is suggesting some of us may...

Yesterland: California Zephyr

California Adventure has a train too. It’s the California Zephyr. This sleek, streamlined beauty represents a different era than the steam trains nearby at Disneyland. All aboard at Yesterland! Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: California Zephyr at DCA   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Stroll Through Disneyland – The Importance Of Disneyland

Editor's Note: Please give a warm MiceChat welcome to our newest columnist, Fox Hill, of Eating Tourists. Fox is a long time Disney fanatic and launches his new column with a look at his favorite topic . . . The Happiest Place On Earth.   What does the word “Disneyland” mean to you? It's difficult to imagine a world in which...

Dateline Universal Orlando – Halloween Horror Nights 26

Hello, and welcome to a special edition of Dateline Universal Orlando! We attended opening night for Halloween Horror Nights 26 and we can't wait to tell you all about it. We have some photography from the event as well as film from two of the houses. But, we don't want to spoil everything, so we won't be showing content...