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Major Tokyo Disneyland Expansion On The Way

Big news from Tokyo Disney Resort, where Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea have announced major expansions which should be in place by spring of 2020. The Oriental Land Co., which owns and operates the parks, announced that "Through continued investment of about 50 billion Japanese yen annually in the large-scale development of new areas of the Parks and new major...

Dateline Disney World – Magic Kingdom News and Photos

The Magic Kingdom is the focus of today's Walt Disney World update. Let's take a close look at what's happening at the park you all love.   Other News From The Disney World: With the continued box office success of the live action Jungle Book, don't forget to visit with several of the original animated Jungle Book characters at Disney's Animal Kingdom....

Disney News Round Up: Tours, Elephants and Black Elsa

MiceChat Round Up Disney California Adventure hosted its first Food and Wine festival this weekend in 2006, and this will be the final weekend for the 2016 version of the festival.With so much going on at Disneyland resort, we are looking forward to the beginning of the busy summer theme park season. At Disneyland, Star Wars Land will continue to...

Fab News: Summer Awakens at Walt Disney World

Last week, Walt Disney World hosted a bevy of bloggers and plethora of podcasters to give a little bit of a sneak preview of what to expect this summer and beyond, calling the event "Awaken Summer". Here's a lil taste of the news and information that they shared: There's going to be  something new and exciting going on this summer...

MiceChat Podcast – Juicy Disney Gossip and Live at the Wizarding World Opening Gala

Listen in as Dusty, Doug and friends visit the lavish opening gala for Universal Studios Hollywood's new Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Along the way we dish the dirt on all the latest gossip from Disneyland, Disney World and the troubled Shanghai Disneyland project. Plus, we ride the World-famous Universal Studios Tram Tour, and run into Arthur Levine all...

Disneyland Update – In a Galaxy Behind Frontierland

Howdy MiceChatters, happy Monday! There's all sorts of interesting things going on at the Disneyland Resort right now. Star Wars construction is moving at a much faster pace than previous construction projects we've covered for you in the past. Food and Wine Festival continues to delight. And a string of refurbishments are underway. Let's take a quick look at...

Mousetalgia Podcast 392: “Jungle Book” composer John Debney; Food & Wine

Mousetalgia welcomes Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning composer John Debney to the show today to talk about his score for Jon Favreau's "The Jungle Book," as well as his incredible career and history with the Walt Disney Company - from his start at the studio with Buddy Baker as a mentor, to his recent collaboration with legendary songwriter Richard...

Disneyland Paris Update – Forest, Star Tours and More

Disneyland Paris is a park in a state of rapid renewal. This update will show you what's going on at the resort and some of the current entertainment as well.  - Max   // Under Main Street USA Station, the slippery tiled floor has been replaced with some colored pavers. The wooden bridge at the entrance of La...

The Sweep Spot # 181 Early Disneyland with Author Todd Pierce

In this episode we welcome author Todd Pierce to the show. Todd is the author of the new book Three Years in Wonderland. A book about C V Wood and the building and opening of Disneyland. It is a very interesting look into this important time period of Disneyland history. We have a great discussion about how Disneyland struggled...

STAR WARS LAND: The Legend Continues

The biggest expansion project in Disneyland history is well underway. Let's take a few moments to get caught up on the nitty gritty of Star Wars Land. There's a lot to glean from hints here and there. What’s In A Name? There are all sorts of rumors on what the new Star Wars Land may be called. Harrison Ford called the...

Dining at the Parks – Trader Sam’s

Were back! With summer just around the corner, we'll focus this edition of Dining in the Parks on one of our favorite places in the entire Disneyland Resort, Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar. Located near both Steakhouse 55 and Goofy's kitchen, at the Disneyland Hotel, this Bar/lounge was inspired by The Jungle Cruise and several other Adventureland attractions. When creating...

Disneyland Butterfly Release For Earth Day

We wanted to clue you in to a largely unpublicized Earth Day event this weekend at the Disneyland Resort. Since it's just a short little news bit, we have a couple additional items for you as well. We hope you all have a great Earth Day. Earth Day Butterfly Release At Disneyland Hotel Disneyland Hotel will be hosting a very special...

Yesterland: PeopleMover, LEGO Edition

According to the LEGO Group (the company that makes LEGO), “On average, every person on the earth owns 86 LEGO bricks!” Some people own far more LEGO bricks—and have far more skill in using them. Andy Baird is such a person. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: PeopleMover, LEGO Edition   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News – Disney Gets Down To Earth

Lots of little bits in Fab News today. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, if you have any about any of these. Also, I got my press credentials for San Diego Comic-Con. So look forward to lots of little goodies from the center of the nerdiverse. Walt Disney World Celebrates Earth Day Earth Day is this coming weekend,...

Universal Orlando Resort Readies String of New Attractions

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week, we're taking a look at both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, where a big ape will soon be on the loose! That does it for this week. There are a lot of things happening at the park, and we're really excited for Skull Island and Sapphire Falls to open...

Disney News Round Up: Thanks Shanghai

MiceChat Round Up Earth Day is this Saturday, April 23. From Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures series to opening Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Earth Day in 1998, Disney has had a long history with raising awareness for worldwide conservation efforts.If you’re able to celebrate at Disneyland resort this Saturday, the Downtown Disney District will be holding special activities from 12pm to...

Fab News: Jungles, Wine, Bears and Giants

Hello Fabanistas! Today, we're taking a look at The Jungle Book at the El Capitan Theatre as well as my visit to the Disney California Food & Wine Festival, a DVD sure to enchant the little ones, and some giant news about Cannes from my mailbag! The Jungle Book at The El Capitan Theatre I was invited to see The Jungle...

Disneyland Update – The Force Is Strong With This One

Spring Break is over and we are back to the off-season (or "Value Season" as Disney now calls it) at Disneyland. Unfortunately, that doesn't necessarily mean a lack of crowds. High heat returned to the Disneyland Resort this weekend with temps pushing 90°. Food and Wine Festival continues to do well at California Adventure and the Silly Symphony Swings...

The Stars and Minds of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Last week, Universal Studios Hollywood opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to eager guests.  In town for the festivities were stars from the films and the creative masterminds that have now shepherded to life four immersive lands based on J.K. Rowling's modern classics.  Among the film stars were Warwick Davis (Professor Filius Flitwick), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Oliver Phelps (George...

Mousetalgia Podcast 391: Studying Disney history; every Disney park in 80 hours

Team Mousetalgia dives into the depths of Disney history today by welcome Disney historian Joseph Titizian back to the show to talk about studying Disney. With the changes in media over the past few years, the line between enthusiast and historian has blurred, and Titizian shares his background and journey from fan to historian; discusses how Disney helps historians...