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Fab News Part 2: D23 Mag, Jungle Book BD, Meet at DL and Queen Mary APs

So, so much from the mailbag today! In fact, just about all of it! But it's everything that wouldn't stay put last night for some reason. I hope to see you at Disneyland this weekend if you're in this neck of the woods! Did you know MiceChat meets every Sunday at noon at the Walt and Mickey statue in...

Yesterland: Pirates Arcade Museum

Yesterland takes you back to the early years of New Orleans Square. There are three well-known attractions in the young land: Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, and Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad. There's also a fourth attraction. It's the long-gone, long-forgotten Pirates Arcade Museum. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Pirates Arcade Museum   When you are done reading, please leave your comments...

Skull Island, Hulk & Sapphire Falls Open at Universal Orlando Resort

Exciting days at Universal Orlando Resort, where a brand new King Kong ride and new hotel are now open. AND, as if that wasn't enough, the Incredible Hulk coaster is just about to reopen to guests with some great enhancements. We've got a ton of photos to share with you today from the press event. The level of detail on...

Pigs of History and Titans of Entertainment

Art for the kids, Muppet history lessons and a night at the Symphony with legends. There's a little something for everyone today. AND, I'll have a part two for you tomorrow as well. It's like Christmas in July, only it's August. Review: Alice Hill - Disney Art Academy for Nintendo 3DS When I started Disney Art Academy, I have to admit,...

Disney News Round Up: Smashing Diamonds

MiceChat Round Up With Summer winding down, vacations and summer breaks are slowly coming to an end. Sadly, Disneyland has officially announced the ending of all Diamond Celebration spectaculars after Labor Day. The Fall season is shaping up to be an interesting time of change. We have all the latest updates on the changes that could lie ahead at the Disneyland Resort....

Going Dark – All Diamond Celebration Disneyland Nighttime Spectaculars to End September 5th

Hot on the heels of the unpopular news that Tower of Terror is being closed at Disney California Adventure to make way for a new attraction, comes the disclosure that all three "Diamond Celebration" nighttime spectaculars will also glow away on September 5th. The Disney Parks Blog and Disneyland Today social accounts confirm that Disneyland Forever and World of Color...

Fab News: ‘Belas, Beauties, Beasts, Rogues and Monsters

MiceChat Runners’ Deal at The Anabella Hotel! Okay, you all know that I am very #PRFriendly, but I am seriously happy to promote this special at Anabella for the upcoming runDisney events on Labor Day weekend.  Not only is Anabella offering a special deal with Food and Beverage credit and complementary late checkout (so runners have time to return to...

Photo Update: The Ups and Downs of the Disneyland Resort

It's August 1st and the dog days of summer are upon us. Disneyland's attention is turning to the fall season and the huge crowds which descend upon the Resort with one-two punch of Halloween and Christmas. Disneyland's busiest days are yet to come. The 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration is about to wrap up its year and a half run,...

Mousetalgia Podcast 406: Disneyland trip planning questions answered

Today, Team Mousetalgia answers your questions about your upcoming trips to the Disneyland Resort, including: Staying concierge level at Disneyland Resort hotels: yea or nay; the ins and outs of secret Disneyland marriages; Doubletree Suites - worth the hike?; how to schedule the day of the week for your park trips; rider swap and Fastpass tips and tricks; vegetarian...

The Most Amazing Podcast with Disney Legend Bob Gurr and Featuring Tim Delaney

Welcome to one of the most exciting shows in the history of the Disney Avenue Podcast. Today’s guest is no stranger to the Disney community and has always been a man on the move. For nearly 40 years, he has helped move countless Disney theme park guests aboard vehicles and ride conveyances of his own design. As he’s often...

A Taste of Orleans at California’s Great America

 When the Black Cat's in town, it's time to get down! - Dwight "Black Cat" Carrier After some tumultuous years involving Levi's Stadium and rumors of the park's very demise, the 40th anniversary of California's Great America comes complete with a plateful of optimism unknown at any previous moment in its history. Cedar Fair president and CEO, Matt Ouimet, has publicly...

Yesterland: Independence Hall at Knott’s Berry Farm

Hardly anyone noticed a significant milestone in theme park history earlier this month, on July 4, 2016—the Quinquagenary (50th anniversary) of Independence Hall at Knott’s Berry Farm. This isn’t a “Yester” article about something that’s gone. You can still visit Independence Hall at Knott’s. And you really should. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Independence Hall at Knott’s Berry Farm   When you are...

Star Wars News: Bail Organa, X-Wings And I-Beams

This week, we visit our favorite Rope Drop destination, chew on some exciting movie news and see what’s going on behind the shields in Star Wars Land. Let’s lock our S-Foils in attack position! Star Wars At Disneyland The park was sizzling this week and nowhere more than Tomorrowland. Summer crowds were enjoying the last weeks of the Season Of The...

Fab News: More Comic-Con Goodness and Disney Adventures

Today we've got Cosplay, Midsummer, stuff from the floor, musicians, artists, Adventures and MORE! KEEPING SCORE WITH TELEVISION & FILM’S GREATEST COMPOSERS AT COMIC-CON 2016 Tyler Bates, too, teased the new Guardians of the Galaxy 2, saying “the screenplay for the second movie is the best one I’ve ever read in my life.” CW3PR’s 8th Annual “Behind The Music: Crime, Death, and...

Dateline Disney World – Epcot News, Photos & Frozen

Starting August 1st, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will offer “ Disney Early Morning Magic.” Similar to the Magic Kingdom event that debuted earlier this year, guests will be given the opportunity to visit select theme park attractions early, enjoy meet and greets with favorite characters as well as enjoy Breakfast in the park. This event is separate from “Extra Magic...

Disney News Round Up: Tower of Terror changes and More

MiceChat Round Up It's official! DCA will transform the Tower of Terror into Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy-Mission Breakout! Announced this past weekend at Comic Con, this new reimagined ride experience will anchor a broader Marvel presence over time at Disney California Adventure. What do you think of the drastic changes planned for the Tower of Terror experience? Excited for the...

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