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Quench Your Need For Speed at Fun Spot Kissimmee

“America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, badass speed.” - Eleanor Roosevelt, Talladega Nights (2006) Throughout our history, we have been searching for the newest, fastest, and most exciting ways to spend our time and well earned money. In the theme park mecca that is Central Florida, it seems as though there is always a race to build something never...

Disney & Railroads – The Ward Kimball Connection Continues

  When the subject of railroads and Walt Disney is discussed, one name that frequently makes its own way into the conversation is that of animator, musician and all around genius, Ward Kimball. For it was Ward who invited the boss out to the family orange plantation in the wilds of the San Gabriel orange groves, for a railroad event...

Yesterland: Magic Kingdom 1996 & 2016 Part 2: Frontierland & Liberty Square

When first-time Walt Disney World visitor Chris Bales took these photos in March 1996, he had no idea Yesterland would match his photos almost exactly 20 years later. This is part 2 of a 3-part series. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Magic Kingdom 1996 & 2016, Part 2   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Berry Fun, Star Wars and SeaWorld Splashdown

There's some big items to share in Today's Fab News. SeaWorld is ending its captive breeding program, Marvel is moving at the Disneyland Resort, Star Wars everything, and winners of our Boysenberry contest!

Dateline Disney World: Nighttime Fun Approaches at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World. We're very close to a huge change in the daily operation of Disney's Animal Kingdom as the park begins offering regular nighttime hours to accommodate the new Rivers of Light show. With all that additional time to spend in the park Disney is adding all sorts of new things. Let's see what...

Disney News Round Up: Price Hikes to Boysenberry!

MiceChat Round Up  With St Patrick's Day tomorrow March 17th, we couldn't feel more lucky about all the great food related events happening both Thursday and in the coming weeks and month! Of course, Downtown Disney District in Anaheim is joining the fun, in true Irish style. Special celebrations will be happening in many of the District restaurants, with variations on...

Fab News: So Much Star Wars, But Other Stuff Too!

A VERY IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT CONTENT/COMMENTS TODAY: One of today's news items is about some Star Wars Episode VIII filming photos. These photos show scenes, characters, sets, costumes and may give away situations in the upcoming film. It is the very, very last news item on the page, and there is plenty of warning/spoiler space beforehand. If you do not...

The Walking Dead Attraction is Coming to Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood has announced the addition of a brand new, state of the art, horror walkthrough based on AMC's popular series, "The Walking Dead".  The attraction brings the most popular show in cable television history to life in Summer 2016, when AMC’s Golden Globe award-nominated television series, “The Walking Dead,” sets up permanent residency at Universal Studios in...

Editorial: Squeezed Out of Disneyland

The recent changes in Disneyland pricing had a lot of people talking all over the internet.  Disney announced that they will be charging more for peak periods, and less for less crowded times.  For "Peak" periods, the price for a one park ticket is now $119.  A one-day park hopper?  $169.  For "Value" days, the prices are $95 and...

Mousetalgia Podcast 386: Disney cruises, Haunted Mansion origins

Come sail away with Mousetalgia! This week we welcome Beci Mahnken, CEO of Mouse Fan Travel, to the show to discuss everything you need to know about the latest offerings from the Disney Cruise Line, and how to best plan for a Disney cruise. Topics include the "Star Wars Day at Sea"; when to book for the best rates;...

Disneyland Paris Spring Entertainment and Refurbishments

We have some great news for you from Disneyland Paris, where Spring entertainment has launched even as major refurbishments continue. At Walt Disney Studios Park the Mickey fountain still has its winter plantings. The park was mostly empty this past week. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is closed until June 17th for a mysterious renovation. Many visitors forget that it is possible to meet...

The Sweep Spot #178 A Tour of Disneyland in 1996

In this episode we take a virtual tour of Disneyland in the year 1996. We go through each land and discuss the attractions that were there during this time. Plus we talk about other events that took place at Disneyland during this time like The Main Street Electrical Parade, Festival of Fools, Lion King, and more. Plus we welcome...

Six Flags Magic Mountain Revolution Goes Virtual

Six Flags Magic Mountain is a park of firsts.  The first ride to go over 100mph (Superman). The first suspended coaster on the west coast (Ninja). The first 360 degree loop (The Great American Revolution).  Now, in honor of that tradition, Six Flags Magic Mountain is introducing a renovated coaster, The New Revolution, with a distinctly new element. The...

Disney Cruise Line Set to Expand Fleet and Season Palo Menu

Big news is afoot at the Disney Cruise Line as it recently announced the expansion of its fleet from four to six ships as well as new menu items at its signature Italian specialty restaurant, Palo. Two New Ships On The Way The press release – posted in its entirety in Fab News here – regarding the two new ships set...

Yesterland: Magic Kingdom 1996 & 2016 Part 1: Tomorrowland and Fantasyland

Yesterland photographer Chris Bales took his first trip to Walt Disney World in March 1996. He recently shared his photos from that trip with Werner Weiss, who went back to the same spots almost exactly 20 years later for this three-part series. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Magic Kingdom 1996 & 2016, Part 1   When you are done reading, please leave...

Fab News: Of Journeys, Homes and Castles

This week marks 100 days until the opening of Shanghai Disneyland, plus there's all sorts of fun and fascinating things going on as groundbreaking draws closer for Star Wars Land, Brad Pitt signs on for a new Disney film project, and there's some beautiful history to get a gander at as well! How to See “SECRETS OF THE FORCE AWAKENS: A...

MiceChat Podcast – Magic, Pirates & the Force

You know you're in theme park nirvana when Dusty and Doug discuss new Star Wars and Harry Potter lands in the same show. Universal Studios Hollywood's new Wizarding World of Harry Potter has finally opened, we share our hits and misses for the new land. We also share the layout for the new Star Wars land at Disneyland. Plus,...

Dateline Disney World – Flowers & The Dark Side

We have a double feature for you today on Dateline Disney World! We'll bring you photos from both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, where all sorts of things are in bloom.     Now, let's journey to Disney's Hollywood Studios park . . .   More Disney World News:  Epcot is hosting an EGG-citing special event until March 27th. Guests will be able to purchase...

Disney News Round Up: New Rides, New Ships, New Podcasts

MiceChat Round Up Last Thursday, March 3 in chilly Chicago, Illinois, the Walt Disney Company held its annual stockholder meeting. Several exciting announcements were delivered: 2 new ships will be added to the Disney cruise line fleet bringing the total to 6 ships, both Disneyland and Walt Disney World resort will break ground next month on new Star Wars themed...

Fab News: The Force Awakens, Power Up Again, Moving Heroes and More

Hello MiceChatters and Fabanistas! There's a whole slew of great news going on, and today's Fab News just touches the surface of some of it. Knott's Annual Boysenberry Festival is just around the corner, as is the home release of The Force Awakens, there's good news about animation and it looks like I'm not the only one packing up...