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Disneyland Paris Christmas Preview

This article was sent to us prior to the horrible acts of terrorism in Paris. Following the events of Friday, Disneyland Paris remained closed on Saturday.  We run this story today as a sign of hope that the spirit of the holidays will help ease the pain being suffered by so many. Our hearts are with all the victims...

The Sweep Spot Ep. 169 Virtual Tour of Disneyland in 1995

In this episode we take a look at Disneyland current events, then we welcome Jeff Tucker from the podcast 91 Reasons to our show. Jeff is here to help us walk around Disneyland as if it were the year 1995. We virtually walk through each land and talk about what attractions were there then, and which ones are not...

Carnation Cafe and great treats at Disneyland

Welcome to this week’s installment of Dining at the Parks. If you missed my last column about Disney California Adventures  Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta, click here! This week we will be visiting the famous Carnation Café located inside Disneyland Park, right off Main Street U.S.A. We'll also grab some sweet treats that can be carried around as you enjoy all the fun both Parks have to offer! The Carnation Cafe first opened its doors welcoming hungry guests on Disneyland’s opening day, July 17, 1955. Celebrating 60 years...

Universal Studios Hollywood: Kris Jenner, Grinchmas, and Harry Potter

Welcome to Universal Studios Hollywood, the entertainment capital of Los Angeles.  Halloween is over and Christmas is just beginning to trickle into the park.  You have to look carefully to find it but it's there.  The stores have been stocked with cheery merchandise while the twinkling lights very subtly adorn the trim of many structures in the park now....

Yesterland: Paper FASTPASS Distribution at Walt Disney World

Paper FASTPASS Distribution. Born at Walt Disney World, July 1999. Died at Walt Disney World, January 2014. Beloved by park guests as a way to limit time waiting in lines. Survived by its offspring…   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Paper FASTPASS Distribution at Walt Disney World   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: It’s a Disneyland Star Wars Christmas

It's nice and cool out. I can't get over it, after the long, miserable summer. I'm so happy! The parks were packed over Veterans' Day, and we're going to have a teeny lull before Seasons of the Force and Holidays launch on November 16th at the Disneyland Resort. I hope to be able to see both sometime before they...

Dateline Disney World – Osborne Lights Glow in Their Final Season

If it's a week after Halloween, then it must be Christmas!  The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is now shining at Disney's Hollywood Studios in their final holiday season. It's really sad to see the wonderful Osborn lights come to an end. It has become a tradition for many people and their families. While I imagine the lights...

Disney News Round Up: Season of the Christmas Force!

Welcome to this week’s Disney News Round-Up from your friends at MiceChat! Holidays are in full swing at the parks and the Christmas tree at Disneyland is up in all of its glory. But that is not the big news this week, the Season of the Force, StarWars Launchbay and Marvel HQ are opening in little over a week....

Fab News: May The Force Be With You

Coming back after a long absence has been a gratifying and humbling experience. I'm gratified every time someone remembers me, and every once in a while I'm humbled.Thank you for the outpouring of concern while I was down for the count with the creeping crud and for being such an engaged audience. Are you prepared to jump to lightspeed? The...

Seasons change at Disneyland as Star Wars and Christmas move in

Seasons are changing at Disneyland, as both parks quickly switch over from Halloween Time to the Holidays, which officially begin this Friday, November 13. Big seasonal changes are underway at Disneyland, as traditional holiday decorations are modified to accommodate the on-going 60th Anniversary Celebration. Meanwhile, Tomorrowland is getting the biggest changes with the new Star Wars: Season of...

Mousetalgia Podcast 368: Jim Henson Studios; listener questions

Mousetalgia gets Muppety this episode, as Kristen visits the Henson Studios in Hollywood with the Disneyana Club and reports from the event. Built in 1917 by Charlie Chaplin, the Henson Studio lot packs in the history, and Kristen shares some of her experiences and some moments from the trip, including Lisa Henson's talk about her father Jim, his early...

Knott’s Berry Farm Announces Ghost Town 75th Anniversary Celebration

Howdy folks, I've got some great news for you from down on the Farm. This week, Knott's announced an unprecedented restoration and refurbishment of a huge portion of the park in honor of Ghost Town's 75th Anniversary.  This will include the full renovation of Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant, the construction of an all-new Ghost Town stage, an all-new interactive...

Twister… Ride It Out

Twister, the 1996 disaster flick, had a worldwide box office gross of almost a half billion dollars. That’s a lot of money. So it’s not surprising to find a theme park attraction based on it.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Twister… Ride It Out   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Totally Inside Out

The Southern Californian version of Autumn has hit Southern California, bringing with it cooler weather (all the way down to the low 70s during the day! Break out the long sleeves!) and everyone seems to be nicer to each other now that the heat's been turned down a little. Dusty showed you earlier this week how gorgeous Disneyland is...

Dateline Disney World – The Holidays Arrive at the Magic Kingdom

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! It may only be early November, but the holiday season is upon us at Walt Disney World. This week, we're taking a look at the Magic Kingdom.   That's going to do it for this week. We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks for reading! If you appreciate what we do...

Five Tips for Staying Connected in the Parks

Yes, I’m fully aware that we as a society spend too much time on our phones.  In fact my home state is a couple days into a new law prohibiting texting behind the wheel because some people are way too involved in their phones and not much else, including driving.  For most of us, Disney Parks time is family...

Disney News Round Up: The Holidays have Arrived

Welcome to this week’s Disney News Round-Up from your friends at MiceChat. StarWars Launch Bay signage has appeared and will be opening in the next few weeks, DustySage has a photo report for you all to enjoy. Also, the Holidays have arrived with an overnight transformation from Halloween, can’t wait to see all the new décor and changes Disneyland...

Fab News: Disney’s Secret Society

I'm back from the MiceChat Walt Disney World Invasion. It was amazing, and I'm very, very sick. I'm actually writing this lying on my side. I didn't get sick there, I had a small thing here, thought it would go away and ended up needing minor surgery, antibiotics and bed rest over there. So, I took it easy and...

Mousetalgia Podcast 367: Disneyland auction; Tour Guide memories

Mike Van Eaton from Van Eaton Galleries joins Mousetalgia to talk about "Collecting Disneyland," their upcoming Disneyana auction, to preview some of the most outstanding pieces and to discuss the state of collecting memorabilia from Walt Disney's original theme park. Then, Barbara Burnett Brock returns to the show to share some insider tales of being a Disneyland Tour Guide....

Disneyland Update Christmas-ween

Happy Dia De Los Muertos folks. Andy Castro is on vacation this week, so I took a quick trip to the Disneyland Resort this past Saturday to fill you in on the latest goings on. These photos were taken on Halloween, but the signs of Christmas are everywhere. It was late in the day when I arrived at the resort. ...