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Dateline Disney World – Old Soarin’ Returns as Flower and Garden Wraps Up at Epcot

We're headed to Epcot this week to check out the last of the Flower and Garden Festival and to say farewell to the old version of Soarin'. Along the way we'll check out the new Frozen additions to Norway and a few other projects. Let's go!   Elsewhere in Disney World Animal Kingdom unveiled  a wonderful new Restaurant experience last Friday,...

Disney News Round Up: Frozen Woes and Jammed into the Backlot

MiceChat Round Up While some of the Memorial Day weekend crowds have left the Disneyland resort, both locals and visitors from out of town will find the parks very busy still.Though summer hasn't officially started, with multiple Grad nights and park visitors eagerly trying to see Frozen Live, the new stage show at Disney California Adventure, crowded and packed theme...

Fab News: Holograms, Holidays, Art Days and Par-tays

Hello MiceChatters and Fabanistas! How are you? I'm doing very well! I've been recording! If you have a "Dear Fabby," speak now or hold your peace until...um...month after next or so! STAR WARS: The Force Awakens Soundtrack to be Released on Vinyl LPs with 3D Holograms Pre-Order Available Now Walt Disney Records is set to release a new hologram vinyl version of...

“Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” opens the door to new magic at Disney California Adventure

Disney California Adventure kicked off summer this Memorial Day weekend with the debut of its big new Frozen — Live at the Hyperion musical stage show. With limited showtimes and high demand, the show is selling out quick every day as guests flock to see how the much-hyped replacement for the theatre's long-running Aladdin musical measures up. ...

Mousetalgia Podcast 397: The Art of Pinocchio, Walt Disney on WWII

Mousetalgia reports on "Wish Upon a Star: The Art of Pinocchio," the latest special exhibition at the Walt Disney Family Museum. First, Jeff reports on a talk by animation historian John Canemaker in a presentation focusing on an analysis of two of Pinocchio's lead animators: Bill Tytla and Milt Kahl. Then, we have a review of the exhibition, and...

Disneyland Star Wars News: Birthday, Celebration and Summer

This week’s Disneyland Star Wars update brings some celebrations, a peek at some new characters, a visit to the Season of the Force and a look at what’s happening in Star Wars Land. Let’s make the jump! A New Hope is 39 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, that some refer to as the original Star Wars, had it’s 39th...

The Disney Cruise Line Will Reprise Popular Home Ports in 2017

In fall 2017, The Disney Cruise Line will once again set sail from a number of popular and convenient U.S. home ports. New York, San Diego, California and Galveston will all be reprised, and reservations are open now. New York, New York  The Disney Magic will embark from New York heading to the Bahamas as well as Canada. For instance, on...

The Joker Siezes Discovery Kingdom This Weekend

 "You don't stop playing because you get old. You get old because you stop playing"     (Michael Pritchard) After two days of passholder previews, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will open the Joker to the public Sunday May 29. The highly anticipated hybrid conversion of the former Roar is complete, and I literally bounded out of bed for the media...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: Overheard at the Gumball Rally

You've Got To Be Kidding is parody. settle in and enjoy yourself. The results are in and the 10th Anniversary Gumball Rally is becoming another fond memory. However, before it all fades away, let's revisit the excitement with a list of the top comments overheard while participating in this year's event. Restroom breaks??!!!  We don’t need no steenking restroom breaks!!! We’ve got...

First Look: Frozen Live at Disney California Adventure Debuts

Frozen - Live at the Hyperion made its debut to an invited audience tonight and I know everyone who's not part of that audience is dying to know details, DETAILS!!! Is it as good as Aladdin? Are there really cupholders in the the theater now? (YES!) What does everyone think? HOW CUTE IS THAT OLAF PUPPET - Am I right? A mutual...

Yesterland: American Idol Experience

Yester Hollywood Studios has an attraction for you. It’s a chance to perform under the bright lights in front of a live audience—and it could be your first step toward worldwide stardom. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: American Idol Experience   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Fashion, Festivities, Creativity and Comics

Hello Fabanistas and MiceChatters! I'm trying a different way of doing things, because stories have been piling up. I'm giving you the information as I get it, with my commentary following it, for the most part. Sometimes, though, I can't help myself and I interrupt in the middle. Some stories are still completely my own. You really can tell...

Kids’ Costume Clues

It’s inevitable. The moment you step foot into a Disney park everywhere you look are miniature versions of characters scrambling about on a sugar high. As hyper as it may seem, costumes can add a bit of magic and a whole lot of cute to your vacation! Here are a few tips on toting dress-up garb on your next...

Disney Springs Town Center Now Open

It's time for a brand new Dateline Disneyworld. This week, we are looking at all the newly opened areas at Disney Springs (the former Downtown Disney). There's lots to talk about. We stop by Lime Garage, hit a bit of Forbidden Lounge and sprinkle some poutine on the whole mess. It's a delicious barrage of images here. Let's go! Overall,...

Disney News Round Up: Summer is about to be Frozen over

MiceChat Round Up Memorial Day weekend has always been the unofficial start to Disneyland Resort's busy Summer Season. The past several years, the Summer fun would kick off with a 24 hr Resort-wide party. With decidedly mixed results in the past, this year there is no 24 hr party scheduled.Although this Summer will bring a Soarin’ attraction overlay and a...

Fab News: Inside Tokyo Disney and Frozen

Greetings Fabbers. We have Disney news from around the world for you today . . . including the icy realm of Arendelle. We'll take a look at the new live-action Beauty and the Beast, and we have a long interview from deep inside Tokyo Disneyland. Something for everyone and I'd really like to hear your thoughts. First up, some neat...

Star Wars expansion continues to take shape as Disneyland prepares for summer

Disneyland's spring season is quickly coming to an end as the big Memorial Day Weekend looms closer, set to officially kick off the summer travel season next weekend. Disneyland won't host a 24-hour party this year but guests can expect new summer magic with an all-new Frozen musical opening May 27. Meanwhile, Disneyland's massive 14-acre Star Wars...

Mousetalgia Podcast 396: Listener questions, Disneyland tips

It's back to the Mousetalgia Mailbag! This week's questions include: Touring the Disneyland Resort with youngsters - how young is too young? Watching YouTube videos of Disney attractions - how much do they spoil the in-person attraction experience? Disneyland FastPass strategies - where to start, and how to maximize your experience. Plus - Disneyland Paris tips for quick trips,...

The Sweep Spot # 183 The History of The Mine Train at Disneyland

In this episode we talk about the history of The Mine Train at Disneyland, also known as The Mine Train Through Natures Wonderland. This attraction took up much of Frontierland from 1956 until 1977. Learn all about its history and more. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events. Get the companion book to this show called Cleaning the...

Gumball Rally 2016 Results and Photos

MiceChat's 10th Anniversary Gumball Rally (May 14, 2016) has come and gone, but the amazing memories will last forever. The Gumball Rally is a competition to see which team can complete the most attractions at the Disneyland Resort in a single day. To keep the game fun and challenging, elements of the game are changed from year to year...