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Disneyland Photo Update: 61 Years of Magic

"To all who come to this happy place: - WELCOME - Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past. . . and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future." Those words were as true when Walt Disney spoke them on July 17th, 1955, as they are today. It was heartwarming to...

Mousetalgia Podcast 404: Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet 2016

This week, Team Mousetalgia reports from the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet 2016 near Seattle, WA. Topics include the D23 mixer the night before the meet, the show floor, and personal highlights from Mousetalgia listeners and attendees to the Mouse Meet (which happened to raise $12,000 for the Seattle Children's Hospital and Ryman Arts this year). Come behind the scenes...

Star Wars News: Goodbye Hyperspace Mountain And Hello Space Bear

We have news on the end of Hyperspace Mountain, Celebration panels, the wrap of filming for Space Panda as well as a healthy dose of Star Wars Land news. Buckle up, folks! We’re going down the rabbit hole with this one! New Star Wars Land Concept Art The Disney Parks Blog surprised us this week the announcement that a new piece...

Universal Studios Hollywood Summer Park Update

It's time for another Universal Studios Hollywood park update and we have plenty of news and pics for you to enjoy today.  CityWalk projects are coming along with Dongpo Kitchen, Voodoo Donuts and the Cinemas all under construction. We get into the park and see the new Walking Dead attraction is finding its groove. We check out the magic...

Yesterland: “Disneyland One Year Old”

It’s almost the 60th anniversary of the first anniversary of Disneyland. Okay, that’s just another way to say the 61st anniversary, but this article is an updated “rerun” of a 2007 Yesterland article featuring a Disneyland press release from July 18, 1956—the first anniversary of the opening of Disneyland. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: “Disneyland One Year Old”   When you are...

Magical Tips for Disney’s Magical Express

When visiting Walt Disney World, the mouse has you in his clutches, er, care from the moment you touch down at Orlando International Airport. Guests staying at a Disney owned and operated resort have access to the complimentary Disney’s Magical Express (operated by Mears), a motor coach shuttle providing transportation between Orlando International Airport and your Disney resort and...

Universal Orlando Resort Photo Report

Things change rapidly at the Universal Orlando Resort. Let's take a look at all the amazing work underway at Universal. That's it for this week from Universal Orlando Resort! Have you experienced Kong yet? Like what you see happening around the park? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

Disney News Round Up: Memories, Magic and more!

MiceChat Round Up This weekend marks the 61st birthday of Disneyland. The pomp and pageantry celebrated on the 60th birthday will most likely not be replayed this year. But a quieter and reflective celebration helps us remember what we all love best about Disneyland. Memories of Summer fireworks in front of Sleeping Beauty castle, your last viewing of the Main Street...

Disney Holiday Cruises Return for Fall and Winter

Disney Cruise Line will scare up Halloween sailings and deck the halls for Christmas again this year, as well as ring in the New Year into 2017 with its fan favorite annual events. Halloweeen With the Disney Wonder undergoing its redesign during Halloween celebrations this year, the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic will take on the festivities in her...

Fab News: Disneymania

Disneyland's birthday is approaching and that means so many things - the Disneyana Fan Club's DisneyMania, lots of friends coming into town, and Comic-Con is next week, then Tiki Oasis is August 18-21 here, and of course Star Wars Celebration is celebrating the end of principal filming later this week as well. Hey, someone pick me up a Kylo...

Disneyland Update – The Not So Crazy Days of Summer

The dog days of summer are upon us at the Disneyland Resort. If you were too busy playing Pokemon Go to get out to the parks, don't worry, we've got you covered. But you did miss out on great weather and low crowd levels at the Happiest Place On Earth. Today's update includes photos and news about Star Wars...

Disneyland Hack: Rope Drop

For some of us, a trip to Disneyland isn’t just a stroll in the park. It’s a mission. A mission to ride the most rides in the least amount of time and therefore have the most fun. I want to show you how I attack this mission. A mission I call Rope Drop. When I was a kid, I wanted...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: Side Effects May Occur

You've Got To Be Kidding is parody. Allow yourself a chuckle or two and enjoy today's edition. You might just help a friend or family member solve a serious medical condition. Is the thrill gone? Are you finding it harder and harder to get up for that next trip to Disneyland? Is the prospect of putting up with parking, crowds,...

Star Wars News: Gearing Up For Star Wars Celebration

This week as we gear up for Star Wars Celebration, we’ll take a walk through the park, stop by the shops and peek through the fence. Star Wars Keeps A Tight Grip On Tomorrowland With cooler temperatures returning to Southern California this week, the Season Of The Force is still the hottest ticket in the park. Let’s take a visit to...

Universal Studios Hollywood – Three New Attractions, Restaurants on the Way

Universal Studios Hollywood is going full steam ahead into the summer months with three brand new attractions, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Flight of the Hippogriff, and The Walking Dead. Plus, this includes the entire Wizarding World that guests can explore in addition to other recent attractions such as Springfield U.S.A., Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Transformers The Ride...

Yesterland: Henry’s Auto Livery Ride at Knott’s Berry Farm

You might think that car rides at theme parks and amusement parks always have a guide rail down the center of the track. Not this one! You actually get to steer your car—in fact, you have to. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Henry’s Auto Livery Ride When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Are You A Sorcerer or a Freemaker? Updated!

Greetings, my Fabanistas! So much to talk about! What do you want to see at the D23 EXPO? What makes a hero heroic? What are you going to bid for at the Ryman Arts Fundraiser? Let me know in the comments below, and check out my Sensei's Photoshop tricks while you're at it. Amazing Exclusives for D23 Members! I keep telling...

Disneyland Paris – Mickey and the Magician

This past weekend, Disneyland Paris gave us the excellent surprise of magic and illusions. It was the long awaited debut of Mickey and the Magician at the Walt Disney Studios park. Press were invited to see the new show starring Mickey Mouse. It's a unique show with a high quality of execution and vocal performances worthy of a Broadway...

Dateline Disney World – Animal Kingdom Nighttime Photo Tour

There are all sorts of things going on at Walt Disney World right now. We'll open with a bit of news from Disney World and then dive into a nighttime photo update from Disney's Animal Kingdom that we think will have your roaring. Meanwhile, Epcot continues to host the “Sounds Like Summer” concert series thru July 23rd. They feature some...

Fab News: Parks, Books, Art, Apps, Extras, Hip-Hop and Exits

I hope you all had a glorious fourth of July, or Treason Day if you live across the pond (do they still say "across the pond?") and that you didn't blow off any body parts. I'm pretty sure half of my neighbors will be spending tomorrow in the ER because there is no way in Fallbrook the things I'm...