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Fab News: Back in the Saddle

Hey there, Hi there, Ho there! I'm so happy to be with you today. It's been a scary roller coaster week since I last saw you. Before you read on, I warn you that I'm going to get personal. Perhaps too personal. But I feel that I owe it to you, and to all the amazing people who are...

Celebrating National Rollercoaster Day with the Coaster Crusade at Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando

Last Tuesday, August 16, was National Rollercoaster Day. What better way to celebrate than by riding the world-class roller coasters at Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando! I was invited by the parks to take part in their Coaster Crusade - ride 13 coasters across 2 parks in one thrilling day! How can a coaster nerd like myself say...

Disneyland Photo Update: Summer is out, Halloween is in

It's hard to believe but summer is coming to a rapid end. In this week's Update we'll show you what's going on with current projects, events and fun stuff at the Disneyland Resort in California! The change of seasons is in the air. SoCal school children are on their way back to classes. Southern California Annual Passports are unblocked...

Mousetalgia Podcast 409: Cosplay and Halloween Time prep

It's never to early to start planning for Halloween as far as Disneyland is concerned, so Team Mousetalgia gets the ball rolling with some Disneyland Resort updates. Mickey's Halloween Party tickets are on sale and premium dates are just starting to sell out, and the resort announced a special "Trick or Tea" tea party and a revamped and sure-to-surprise...

The Sweep Spot # 189 History of the Stores in Tomorrowland

In this episode we talk about the different stores over the years in Tomorrowland. This is an interesting look into what used to be in Tomorrowland. Plus we have the latest in Disneyland Resort Current Events, with guests from Mouse Scouts Podcast. For show notes, T-Shirts, our book and more go to www.thesweepspot.com

Theme Park Princess – A Parody Video from Fake Theme Park

Disclaimer: Fake Theme Park is a parody/satire social media account, poking fun at all things theme park. I was contacted by Fake Theme Park with the opportunity to interview CEO Murph Gantly and Princess Peppercorn about their first ever music video, "I'm A Theme Park Princess" and get some insight about how the project came to be.... and then some. But...

Star Wars News: Trailers, Cantinas and Disneyland Star Wars Land Construction

This week we’re going to take a look at the reactions to the new Rogue One trailer, take a look inside the editing bay for Episode VIII and see what exactly is going on with those I-beams. Rogue One Trailer Reactions Last week during the Olympics we got the premiere of the new Rogue One trailer. After a day of circulation...

Yesterland: Antique Auto Ride at Knott’s Berry Farm

Yesterland takes you on the Antique Auto Ride at Yester Knott’s Berry Farm. The electric cars run along a center rail, so there’s no need to steer. The track winds through a contoured, landscaped setting with scenic buildings and props. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Antique Auto Ride   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: MiceChat Knott’s Haunt Event, Destination D & SOS

Greetings dear MiceChatters. If things look a bit different in this column today, it's because our dear Shelly is suffering from some painful medical issues and is on a short break from writing. Please keep reading below for more information on her situation and how you can help her heal. But first, we scare because we care. Every year, MiceChat...

Magic Kingdom News and Photos

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we are heading to the Magic Kingdom bright and early to check out what's happening at the park. But first, a bit of news from around Walt Disney World. Flying Fish located on Disney’s BoardWalk recently reopened with a re-imagined dining experience. The reopening comes with a wonderful new menu featuring...

Disney News Round Up: Lights on Indiana Jones and More

Welcome to the MiceChat News Round Up! Welcome to the Round up for this week! Did you know that on this day back in 1955, Disneyland's Dumbo Flying Elephants opened in Fantasyland on the very same day the Tomorrowland Boats were renamed "Phantom Boats of Tomorrowland?" Walt had originally hoped to have Dumbo ready on July 17, but the fiberglass...

National Roller Coaster Day – What’s The Best Disney Coaster?

It's National Roller Coaster Day (yes, that's a thing)! In honor of this most auspicious day, we want to know what the best Disney coaster is. There are a lot of Disney parks and a lot of unique Disney coasters. There are also several coasters which share a name but are actually quite different (Space Mountain I'm looking at...

Disneyland Photo Update: Cha, Cha, Changes…

Like lines from the Bible, this text has been quoted a lot lately: “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” – Walt Disney Disneyland continues to grow and change, now more than ever. Here is a brief list of some upcoming changes: Haunted Mansion closes Monday, Aug. 22 to...

Mousetalgia Podcast 408: Disney animation history books

This week, Mousetalgia is pleased to speak with two authors of important upcoming books about Disney animation history. Daniel Kothenschulte, editor of the 620+ page "The Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921-1968", joins us to talk about his incredible upcoming book from Taschen, with topics including the transformation of the Walt Disney Studios in the 1940s and...

Disneyland Paris Revival-ish

Hello everyone, here is the little Disneyland Paris article for this weekend! Bonjour à tous et bienvenue pour notre information du week-end. - Max Let’s start with a visit to the Newport Bay Club! While the lighthouse came out of rehabilitation, the entrance on the lake side of the hotel is now getting some work. Installation on the new roof...

Lumination Colors The Night At Gilroy Gardens

Inspiration, move me brightly. Light the song with sense and color. Hold away despair. -Robert Hunter Lanterns have been part of Chinese culture for centuries, and like any other endeavor, refinements and improvements have occurred in that time. That combination of ancient artistry and modern materials has culminated in Lumination at Gilroy Gardens.   I see that it's not quite dark yet....

Star Wars News: NEW ROGUE ONE TRAILER and Star Wars Land Construction

This week, we have a final date for Hyperspace Mountain, material for binge watching and the most exciting things in dirt that Disney has to offer. But first, breaking news… New Rogue One Trailer! Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Oh, boy! After the Sizzle Reel we got at Celebration a couple weeks ago, we didn’t expect to see the trailer so soon. But NBC...

Yesterland: Mission Tortilla Factory

Yesterland takes another look at the Mission Tortilla Factory attraction at Disney California Adventure. It’s not a ride or a theater. It’s an authentic, working tortilla factory. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Mission Tortilla Factory   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: WDW Security Stops Armed Man

Hello my loves. I always like to get the scary stuff out of the way first - but, actually, it makes me feel a bit safer. Remember when I said I was happy that Disney was using metal detectors and that I wished they used them for everyone? They caught a real creep at WDW with the detectors. Time...

Howl-O-Scream “Evil Encore” at Busch Gardens Tampa Details

Busch Gardens Tampa has begun releasing details for the 2016 rendition of Howl-O-Scream, Evil Encore.   This year's event runs for 21 select nights from September 29 through October 30 and will be the usual mix of houses, scare zones and roaming hordes... along with other sinister surprises. This year's even icon is Mr. Karver and his creepy, evil dolls: Mr. Karver put...

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