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Skipper Canteen Ready to Open at the Magic Kingdom

Today's Dateline Disney World takes you to the Magic Kingdom during the holiday season. The fancy new Jungle Cruise themed Skipper Canteen is just about ready to open and already being previewed to cast members. Let's take a look at what's going on in Disney World's Magic Kingdom . . . That's going to do it for us this week....

Disney News Round Up: Candlelight Processions and more.

In October of 2013, Disney bought Lucasfilm from founder George Lucas. In a little over a week, Star Wars: Episode 7 will release to an already guaranteed box office landslide, with fans around the globe ready for The Force to awaken.This week the round up highlights several articles related to that acquisition. Dateline Disneyworld takes you into Disney Hollywood...

Fab News: Walt Disney Offices Return Home

 It's been a busy week, and we're only a day or two in! So far, it's finals week, packing to send the kiddo back East for two and a half months, getting ready to move, and next weekend is Navidad en el Barrio, where we put together food baskets (actually bags) and hand them out to families. We've done...

Candlelight sparkles during Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary as Luigi returns to Cars Land

Disneyland's traditional Candlelight Processional lit up the holiday season with four performances over the weekend. The long-running tradition re-tells the story of the first Christmas in a stunning show of light and music on Main Street Station in Town Square. This year, actresses Geena Davis and Lana Parrilla did the honors of narrating the show and the combination...

Mousetalgia Podcast 372: Don Hahn, Disneyland Ambassadors, Good Dinosaur

Don Hahn joins Mousetalgia this week to talk about a special PBS SoCal show airing on December 17: "Richard M. Sherman: Songs of a Lifetime." Listen in as we talk about Richard Sherman and this television special, developed and produced by Don Hahn, and also discuss Hahn's latest forays into the preservation and celebration of the art of animation....

The Sweep Spot Episode 171 Pete Renaday

In this episode of The Sweep Spot we welcome Pete Renaday to the show. Pete is a voice actor and and actor. He has voiced for cartoons, movies, and theme parks. He has done voices for The Country Bear Jamboree, Mission to Mars, Mark Twain, Sailing Ship Columbia, and many more. Enjoy us as we discuss his great career....

Disney By Steph: A Tour of Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

If you're like me, then when you hear someone say something about Indiana Jones, you pay attention. I've loved the movies since I was a kid, but total disclosure: I'm not obsessed. I think a lot of people, when they heard that Disney Springs had a new Indiana Jones themed bar, wondered who Jock Lindsey is? (if you knew...

Yesterland: Minnie’s Christmas Party

It’s 2001. Chip ’n’ Dale, Goofy, and Pluto all think that it’s their turn to play Santa. They all show up at the party wearing Santa garb. (This is an expanded version of an article from 2009.)   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Minnie’s Christmas Party   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Good News, Great Music and Fabulous Things

Hello, everybody! It's December, time for candy canes and eggnog...lattes. Hey, it's California. Let's keep the Holiday spirit of peace on earth alive and have some fun today. I want to thank my Patreon supporters and my sponsor DVC Resale Market for their support. You are all fantastic! First off, some great news! Forecast for February: Snow! Available for the First Time...

Dateline Disney World – Star Wars Takes Over Disney’s Hollywood Studios

We have a lot to share with you today from Disney's Hollywood Studios, most of it Star Wars related. It's the first of the big changes at Hollywood Studios, so let's get right into it! The Star Wars Launch Bay is going to be a topic that divides Disney fans for sure. It is the most elaborate and most expensive...

Disney News Round Up: Rumors, Holidays and Adventure

Welcome back to the weekly MiceChat Disney News Round up! This week we have a great MiceAge Rumor update that cannot be missed. You'll also find updates from Hong Kong and of course updates from all of our very own MiceChatters from around the world. Are you still stuffed from Thanksgiving? Time to work off the weight by visiting...

Celebrating Walt Disney’s 114th Birthday

You're invited to a party in Chicago for Walt Disney's 114th Birthday this weekend! Hello to all of our MicePals, The Walt Disney Birthplace is celebrating Walt's 114th birthday December 5th with a string of events in Chicago, IL. You are invited to visit the house where Walt was born for a free ceremony (which includes cake!). Later that day, there will be...

MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update – Star Wars, Fastpass, and Executive Shakeup

2016 is going to be a big year for Disneyland as construction on Star Wars Land begins in earnest, and changes and expansion takes place around the rest of the Resort in anticipation of Star Wars’ arrival. In November, Parks Chairman Bob Chapek approved a new executive structure for the Anaheim property that will see old faces depart and...

Fab News: The New, The Skilled and the Merry

Oswald Oswald! It's the first of the month! And with a new month comes Fab News' first, brand-new sponsor, DVC Resale Market. I'm really excited to introduce them to you. I was actually looking into purchasing DVC points when I found them, and they got back to me faster than anyone else, and had the best prices. I'll let...

Holidays dazzle in the parks and at the hotels during Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration

The big Thanksgiving holiday week has come and gone at the Disneyland Resort. Over the holiday week Disneyland tried out a new increased entertainment schedule that saw the park running two showings of its nightly fireworks show. The experiment was a test to see if two fireworks shows per night, with the first running at 6:30 p.m.,...

Mousetalgia Episode 371: Disneyland Paris; Hipster Mickey artist Jerrod Maruyama

Team Mousetalgia offers a Disneyland Paris trip report this week, hitting the major highlights: Phantom Manor and the bride - does the cohesive storyline give this attraction a leg up on its cousin, the Haunted Mansion? Also discussed: the holidays at Disneyland Paris and how the celebrations compare with the American parks; the European atmosphere and cultural differences; and...

Hong Kong Disneyland: More Than A One Day Park

We have a fun Hong Kong Disneyland trip report for you today from good friends Rory Osborne and Melanie Truan. Please join me in thanking Melanie and Rory for sharing their experience at Hong Kong Disneyland with all of us at MiceChat! - Dusty We have just returned from a long and engaging trip to China, culminating in two days...

Knotts Merry Farm Returns

Howdy folks, I hope your Thanksgiving was a great one and that your shopping dreams come true this Black Friday. I was able to spend some quality time in a very special plans to me and am back on MiceChat to share the good news . . .  it's Christmas time down on the farm! Knott’s Berry Farm is...

Yesterland: “it’s a small world” Holiday

It’s the 1997 holiday season at Yesterland. As you approach the familiar building, you hear a familiar tune—but not the tune you expect to hear. It’s “Jingle Bells!” So where is the maddeningly catchy “it’s a small world” song?  Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: “it’s a small world” Holiday   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

What to Do When You Get Sick at Walt Disney World

As I write this, I’m sitting at home under the weather.  While is stinks to be sick anywhere, there’s something a little extra unmagical about being sick on vacation at the Most Magical Place on Earth.  Luckily, you’re not completely out of luck if you come down with something during your time at Walt Disney World.  Here are a...