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Fab News: Just Back from Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con fun. Lots to share with you today my dear readers. While I was out of town, some of my friends were at the PYLUSD Performing Arts Center, enjoying a spectacular musical treat. Musical Theatre of Orange County is running a production of Beauty and the Beast for just six magical dates, and three of those are already gone....

Disneyland Photo Update: Diamonds, Paint and DCA News!

This week we’re taking a look back on what the yearlong Diamond Celebration brought us as well as the attractions still in the park from opening day! We have big news on changes coming to Tower of Terror, and of course, the latest look at Star Wars Land. Let the rope drop! Diamond Celebration Winds Down On July 17, Disneyland celebrated...

Mousetalgia Podcast 405: Conversations with Bob Gurr and Marty Sklar

Listen to our exclusive interviews with WED Imagineers Bob Gurr and Marty Sklar in this episode of Mousetalgia, in our continuing coverage of the 2016 Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet. Gurr and Sklar both worked directly with Walt Disney for many years and provide great stories and insight about the man who shaped modern themed entertainment for generations. Bob Gurr...

The Sweep Spot # 187 Disneyland, and Disneyana Trip Report

In this episode we are back from our big Disneyana weekend. We have plenty to talk about along with some live clips from Disneyland, and more. Plus we welcome author Joshua Shaffer of the book Discovering the Magic Kingdom. And, we deliver our latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. Get our book Cleaning the Kingdom at www.thesweepspot.com

Disneyland Paris Update – Peter Pan’s Flight, Massive Refurbishments and more

Hello everyone, here is a little article for this weekend from Disneyland Paris, where there's something new at Peter Pan's Flight!  - Max (DLPwelcome) Main Street station has reopened to visitors after more than 6 months of refurbishment. Everything is like new. The only issue is the presence of burns on some of the signs. The new floor is less...

Star Wars News: Celebration, Shopping and Construction

It was a big week in the Star Wars Universe. We got a bunch of great stuff from Star Wars Celebration, early news from Comic Con and a guide to Star Wars shopping at the Disneyland Resort. The coordinates are in the Nav computer. Let’s punch it! Celebration 2016 Star Wars Celebration 2016, in London last weekend, was all about the...

Universal Studios Hollywood Park Update and Annual Pass Changes

Hello readers! It's time to jump back into Universal Studios Hollywood with a mini update that follows the ongoing changes to the park and nearby CityWalk. With The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, and the collection of recent additions including Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Super Silly Funland, Springfield USA, and Transformers, not to mention Fast and...

Yesterland: Toy Story Pizza Planet

Welcome to Pizza Planet at Yester Studios Theme Park. Okay, to tell the truth, it doesn’t look much like Pizza Planet in the movie—outside or inside. It looks like the Metropolitan Department of Water and Power and Philo’s Fish Co. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Toy Story Pizza Planet   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Kingswell Disney House in Peril

There's a little Craftsman bungalow at 4406 Kingswell Avenue that looks like a reasonably well-kept, but otherwise unremarkable home. That it might be destroyed and replaced by a McMansion by flippers would be tragic in any circumstance, but the fact that there is irreplaceable Disney history inside these walls makes the matter of this home, this demolition, just a...

Dateline Disney World – Magic Kingdom Photo Update

It's a big, bright and beautiful update from the Magic Kingdom today. But first, a bit of news from around the Walt Disney World . . . Epcot continues to present the “ Sounds Like Summer” concert series thru this Saturday, July 23rd, featuring DSB – A Tribute to Journey. Disney's Hollywood Studios recently debuted a special out of this galaxy...

Disney News Round Up: 61 years of fun

MiceChat Round Up This week in 1994, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror opened its elevator doors at Disney MGM Studios for the first time. Standing at 199 ft tall, this attraction on Sunset Blvd has spawned similar versions at other Disney Theme Parks including Disney California Adventure. This week's Miceage Disneyland Rumor Update spills the beans on the removal of...

MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – New Lands, New Bosses, New Legacy

Disneyland turned 61 years old on Sunday, but many cast members found little to celebrate as the company conducted a major re-organization and layoffs last week. In this update, we'll fill you in on what the recent changes actually mean to the resort. We'll also look at record Disneyland profits, even as attendance moderates between high and low seasons....

Fab News: History Trails, Disneyland Days, Rebel Renewals and More Emoji

 Bob Gurr's Disney History Trail Bus Tour The awning was pretty easy to spot! I got there nice and early (for once) and had time to chat and look at the wares for sale: DVDs and some cute Autopia cars - the latter sold out pretty quickly. Everyone chatted and signed in and exchanged cards and emails and caught up with each...

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!