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Fab News: A Dear Fabby Mystery of the Disney Kind

Fabanistas: Here's a powerfully entertaining home video, some super sleuthing for you to do, a giveaway because those are so fun to do and some really swell events on the horizon! Don't miss out, read through for your chance to attend an amazing evening with a beloved legend. A Chat with The Finest Hours' Graham McTavish Incredible rescue story starring Chris...

Yesterland: Skyway to Tomorrowland

Walk up the stairs to a traditional chalet in the Alps of Fantasyland. After waiting in line and handing over a “D” coupon, a Cast Member opens the door of a round metal bucket for you. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Skyway to Tomorrowland   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Star Wars News: Phasma, Force and Fill

This week’s Star Wars update is short and sweet because one of our news items turned out to be bogus and the other was an unintentional leak of Rogue One photos and Character names. Since this was not final (and thus possibly not completely accurate) Disney asked that this info not be posted. Which is too bad, because it...

Pandora Growing and More at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

It's time for another wonderful Dateline Disney World! This week, we're looking at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Let's go! There is a ton of stuff to check out this week. From Pandora to flora, from Starbucks to zebras, we have a ton. We once asked Joe Rohde why Pandora fits in with the message of Animal Kingdom.  We asked a...

DisneyBySteph: FloridaLand – Part 1

I like to think of myself as a time traveler. I mean obviously, time travel isn't currently possible in 2016, so I'm not being literal here. But I love visiting old places. I enjoy peeling back the layers of time and appreciating the history of how we got here. As Disney fans, many of us are time travelers. It's...

Fab News: From the Mailbag

Hello MiceChatters, Fabanistas, and the most of you who are both! Dusty's at sea, Dad's in the hospital with emergency heart surgery, I've been from house to home to hospital endlessly I'm going in for a biopsy and my bronchitis is back, so I'm being lazy today and tossing you straight into the Fab Mailbag. I hope you'll forgive...

Fastpass+ continues to move in as the Skyway Chalet gets ready for demolition at Disneyland

Disneyland's long-abandoned Skyway Chalet in Fantasyland will soon be moving to Yesterland. Disney has officially filed the necessary permit for its demolition, thus removing the structure which has sat unused for over two decades. The demolition comes as part of the larger Star Wars-themed expansion, which is currently in progress now in the northwest corner of...

Mousetalgia Episode 395: Van Eaton “Collecting Disney” auction; Tinker Bell Half Marathon

Dave and Becky report on their recent experience at the Disneyland Tinker Bell Half Marathon and discuss the state of runDisney, the Tink race experience and routes, the switch to PhotoPass for Disney's half marathon photography, and runDisney's new virtual 5K runs. Also, Van Eaton Galleries will be hosting another Disney auction, and we welcome Mike Van Eaton to...

DoomBuggies Spook Show 16: Imagineer Patrick Romandy-Simmons, Ghost Post subscriptions

In this special Friday the 13th episode, Jeff welcomes Imagineer Patrick Romandy-Simmons to the show to talk about the anniversary of the reappearance of the Hat Box Ghost in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion. Patrick sculpted the new character, and shares secrets about the creation of the ghost, as well as other haunting tales about his career with Disney, including a...

Yesterland: Golden Gate Bridge at DCA

Perhaps the most famous and iconic bridge in the world is the Golden Gate Bridge. But you don’t have to go to San Francisco to see it. At Yester California Adventure, the Golden Gate Bridge is just beyond the park entrance. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Golden Gate Bridge   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Infinity Ends, Shanghai Begins and Stories Continue

This week has been breathtaking, news-wise. Amazing videos from China and heartbreaking news from the world of Disney Interactive, and further developments ever on the horizon. Let's jump right in! Oh - and don't forget - if you have any suggestions for stops on the Pink Monorail Podcast, now is the time to let me know. The first stops will...

Star Wars News: The Show, Star Tours and Construction

This week we look at some of the latest news on the Star Wars movies and peek over the wall at Star Wars Mountain growing in Disneyland. The Star Wars Show The official Star Wars website, StarWars.com has launched a weekly news show going online Wednesdays at noon. The first episode features an interview with Duncan Jones (Director and son of...

Dateline Disney World – Epcot News and Photos

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're taking a look at Epcot's preparations for the summer season. Lots of photos, so let's go!     More news from the Disney World: Disney's Hollywood Studios just added a couple more “ Stars” to their already Star Studded Meet & Greet line up. Olaf, our favorite snowman from Frozen, can be visited...

Disney News Round Up: Disneyland Cuts as Shanghai Prepares to Open

MiceChat Round Up This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the MiceChat Gumball Rally. Though the traditional gift for a tenth anniversary is metal or tin, instead may we suggest a wonderful and adventure filled Saturday, as you play the game around Disneyland Park! There is still time to form a team of family or friends, sign up and then get...

Fab News: Women, Queens and Challenges

Hello MiceChatters and Fabanistas! Today's Fab News is a little bit of everything. I want to know what you think, so don't be afraid to comment. I don't bite - very hard. Disney Animation Studios Sponsors Women in Animation Walt Disney Animation Studios is the first sponsor for the re-launch of WIA, Women in Animation, which was originally started back in...

Universal Hollywood Celebrates Christmas in Spring at M.E.N.D.

Every year Universal Studios Hollywood’s gets into the spirit of giving with their annual “Christmas in Spring” event. Held at M.E.N.D (Meet Each Need with Dignity) in Pacoima, the event gives low income families a chance to celebrate and have some fun. This was a particularly auspicious year as it marked a milestone of 25 years of bringing springtime holiday cheer...

Disneyland suffers from budget cuts this spring as Jungle Cruise reopens with new safety changes

Disneyland's classic Jungle Cruise reopened with new safety enhancements that make the experience safety for guests and Cast Members alike. The changes improve the loading and unloading procedures at the attraction but most guests won't notice much difference. Meanwhile, budgets are being cut at Disneyland and are now affecting the guest experience negatively, despite Disney enjoying record...

Mousetalgia Podcast 394: A career as an Imagineer; Disneyland with toddlers

A team of Imagineers recently spoke about the ins and outs of starting a career as an Imagineer, and Jeff reports on the panel discussion. Hosted at the Walt Disney Family Museum, Imagineers Marty Sklar, Tony Baxter, Frank Stanek and Tom Morris spoke candidly about how to enter the field of theme park attraction design, including topics such as...

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Joker Construction

I started this column for MiceChat with no book to sell or podcast to promote, but figured that I'd perhaps get to go on one of those cool roller coaster hard hat construction tours one day. Excitement ran high when the email finally arrived with the details for taking in The Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. But fate...

The Sweep Spot #182 A Musical Tour of Disneyland

In this episode we play and discuss some of Disneyland's music you can hear in the different lands. We will discuss each track and talk about maybe a memory we had in that land with the background music. We are former Disneyland Custodial Cast members talking Disneyland history, and our stories working there. Plus the latest in the Disneyland...