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Disneyland: The Sounds Of Change

I have a few odd interests.  One of my main ones is Disneyland.  One aspect of that is Disneyland sounds.  I have a few sounds and soundtracks stored on my phone, and I play them in the car.  It puts me in a nostalgic mood.  My son, who is 13, is driven crazy by this.  Given that I play...

Disney California Adventure’s Food and Wine Festival returns after five year hiatus

Editor's Note, April 8, 2016: We're re-running our April 4 edition of Dateline Disneyland today so you can use it as a guide going into the second weekend of Disney California Adventure's Food and Wine Festival. Bon appétit! Disney California Adventure's fan favorite Food and Wine Festival returned over the weekend after a five year hiatus. The Festival runs on...

Yesterland: Knott’s Berry Farm, Then & Now & Now

When Werner Weiss visited Knott’s Berry Farm in 2010, he brought along some historic photos and matched them. Six years have passed. This week, he returned to those spots. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Knott’s Berry Farm, Then & Now & Now   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood Magically Opens at Universal Studios Today

"The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" officially opens to the public TODAY (April 7th) at Universal Studios Hollywood. The new fully themed land is a breathtaking journey into a world of magic and make believe. Expertly designed and nestled atop a Hollywood hill, this new iteration of the Wizarding World seems more at home than any other version with...

Fab News: Teasers, Trailers, Parks and Recreation

This is the best of good mornings if you're into some of the major fandoms today. There are Theme Park openings! Trailers! Movies to watch at home! Food! Wine! Dave Avanzino! Dusty Sage and 7000 of his closest personal friends! And it's all in today's Fab News! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Teaser Trailer to Debut Today! The teaser will...

Universal Hollywood Celebrated the Arrival of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with Red Carpet Gala

Universal Studios Hollywood celebrated the arrival of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter yesterday, complete with red carpet gala and opening ceremony that would make Dumbledore proud. The night began with a who's who of arrivals on the longest red carpet ever seen at a Universal Attraction opening, followed by a live orchestral concert conducted by none other than...

Dateline Disney World – Major Change at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! Lots of things are changing and closing at Hollywood Studios, and we are there to cover it for you. Let's take a look at what you need to know . . . What else is going on in the Disney World: The Magic Kingdom started welcoming  Guests back to the wonderful Diamond...

Fab News: Staggs is Out, The Doctor is in

We have a lot of news for you today. First up is the surprise announcement that Tom Staggs is departing Disney. It's a move that throws everything we thought about who would replace Iger right out the window. Perhaps one of you has the perfect candidate in mind. I've also got Dr. Strange, Star Wars, DVC and a strange...

Tom Staggs Steps Down as Disney COO

In a shocking bit of news, Tom Staggs is stepping down as Disney COO. Tom was being groomed to take over as Disney CEO when Bob Iger's contract ends. This leaves succession wide open, perhaps even for someone from outside the company to be be tapped for the position by the board of directors. We'd like to hear your thoughts...

A Letter From Mary Costa, Princess Aurora

We have a little something from one of Walt's original princesses for you today. Please take a moment to read the attached letter and join us in granting this very special birthday gift to Mary Costa, the voice of Princess Aurora in Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty". Happy Birthday Mary, you have our support and our best wishes.   

Mousetalgia Podcast 389: Silicon Valley Comic Con

This week, Team Mousetalgia takes you with us to the recently-held Silicon Valley Comic Con, with a focus on the Disney-related aspects of this new pop culture convention including a conversation about the showroom, Stan Lee and his Marvel-ous contributions to the current Disney media empire, and a presence we haven't felt since... well, since the last time we...

The Desert Jewel – Joshua Tree National Park

It's the slow time of year for the parks here by The Bay, with the promise of new things helping the slog through winter (ignoring the fact that mid-February temperatures plunged into the low 80s). Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has joined the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with year round operations, at least on the weekends; it's difficult not to...

LudoBird Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk

World renowned Chef Ludo Lefebvre brings his famous buttermilk Provençal Fried Chicken-inspired menu to Universal CityWalk™ with the debut of LudoBird™, serving up a vibrant and flavorful take on the American classic fried chicken sandwich. CityWalk’s new establishment, LudoBird, which originated from Chef Lefebvre’s food truck concept called LudoTruck™, invites Universal Hollywood guests to dine alfresco on his tantalizing menu of fried chicken, signature sauces...

MiceAge Update: Star Wars Land Galactic Cash Crunch

Al Lutz returns today with a very special MiceAge Star Wars Update which fills us in on the latest news and rumors about a land so big that it doesn't really need many attractions. But it does need more money, lot and lots more money. As Star Wars land™ reshapes the happiest place on earth, the public’s focus on it...

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival 2016 Guide

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is back! If there were anywhere tailor-made to have a food and wine festival, it's Disney California Adventure, with it's Wine Country area and fabulous eateries like Wine Country Trattoria and Carthay Circle. But the Fest isn't just Food and Wine - it's beer too. And Lifestyle, which encompasses things like art,...

Yesterland: Original Ghost Town Gold Mine at Knott’s Berry Farm

Here at Yester Knott’s Berry Farm, there’s a gold mine in the gully next to the only active volcano in Southern California. You can pan for real gold and take home the results of your efforts. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Original Ghost Town Gold Mine   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Shop Til You Drop: Disney-style!

One of the top questions I hear from Disney guests is how much to budget for souvenirs. Shopping can be a big part of your Disney vacation, so here are a few tips to make your perusing and purchasing productive! Gift Shops There are an abundant amount of gift shops around Walt Disney World and Disneyland. From the hotels to the...

Fab News: Aeronautics, Machinations, Expositions and Masterpieces.

Does it seem like everything is coming up Star Wars these days? It's the movie that ate the universe and I've got some fun new Star Wars news for you today. We've also got news on the upcoming D23 Expo. ANA's BB-8 Jet Makes Inagural Flight Last September, ANA launched its gorgeous R2D2 Airliner, the first of three to salute Star...

Disney News Round Up: Budget Cuts, Wizards, and Trip Reports

MiceChat Round Up April will be the beginning of an interesting time period at the Disneyland resort. If you missed the latest MiceAge Update, we learned that due to Shanghai Disneyland's much talked about delays and cost overruns, all other Disney owned parks will be making very noticeable budget cuts to help cover the costs.With Food and Wine festival starting...

MiceAge Disneyland Update: Shanghai Surprise

Disney’s third fiscal quarter begins next week, and it’s about to wreak major changes on the operation of the Disneyland Resort. In this update we’ll fill you in on why Shanghai Disneyland is driving huge cutbacks here in the states, and how it will affect your visit this spring and possibly this summer as well. Shanghai Disneyland is opening in...