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Spring Break crowds arrive at Disneyland as the way is cleared for Star Wars

Spring break is here! The park is in bloom and packed as holiday crowds descend on the Resort, despite recently-increased ticket prices and numerous construction and refurbishment projects underway. In Disneyland, the early stages of Star Wars construction continues in the northern wilderness of Frontierland. Meanwhile, changes are afoot at Soarin' Over California in Disney California...

Mousetalgia Podcast 387: Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters; PNW Mouse Meet

Mousetalgia reviews Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters in Dave and Becky's latest trip report. Does Luigi's character carry the day, or is this attraction too slow to impress? Other trip report topics include the amenities at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa; the Disneyland Resort Egg-stravaganza; VIP seating for the Paint the Night Parade; and the benefits of Disneyland's Signature Annual...

Boysenberry Festival Blooms at Knotts Berry Farm

Berrylicious! It's that special time of the year down on the farm.  The Boysenberry Festival has returned to Knott's Berry Farm and runs through April 3. Guests can celebrate the amazing berry that started it all with ridiculously good food, live entertainment and shows. the entire park dripping with decorations and a festive atmosphere that really pops this year....

Big Expansion at LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida is quickly becoming one of my favorite Florida theme parks. Which is shocking because I myself am not under 12, nor do I even have any children. What I do have is an appreciation for themed places, and an ability to embrace my inner child. If you're reading this, it's likely you're similar to me. Right now...

Happy World Monopoly Day

Universal Parks & Resorts recently partnered with Hasbro on the latest edition of Monopoly Empire. In honor of World Monopoly Day, March 19th, they have given us a copy of the game to give away to one of our lucky readers. The Empire edition of Monopoly encourages you to "Own the world's top brands."  Those brands include Universal Parks &...

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...