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Season Pass Podcast- Rethink w/ Roberts, Lawrence, Kalbfeld & West!

Passion is one of the best parts about people who work in the themed entertainment industry. This drive to create incredible experiences is inspiring and so unique because of all the different pathways that can combine talented people together to create something spectacular; this episode is a perfect example of that. Doug starts off by with catching up with...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: Not-So-Scary to Become a Little Scarier

Any day can be April Fools with Mike Jacka and You've Got To Be Kidding. This time around he's pulled something spooky out of his brain for Halloween at the Disneyland Resort. The Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is just a week away and it appears that, once again, it will be a runaway success. However, if you’ve been paying attention, you...

Yesterland: Rocket to the Moon

Tomorrowland represents the future—the world of 1986, around 30 years from the present. By then, TWA expects to provide passenger service to the Moon at speeds exceeding 172 thousand miles an hour. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Rocket to the Moon When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

DCA Photo Update – Cars Land Haul-O-Ween

When carburetors creek and Catalytic Converter quake, cars come out for a swinging wake. Creepy cars materialize and begin to swerve and glide, grim grinning gears come out to socialize! Yes, it's Halloween in Cars Land folks, and so far it's glorious!!! They've only just begun to install all the amazingly detailed decorations and we couldn't be happier. This is...

This Animatronic Life – How to Build a Better Animatronic Chuck E Cheese

Howdy everyone and welcome to a rather cheesy edition of This Animatronic Life. I’ve been a little surprised at the vocal outcry from many fronts in the past couple weeks since the announcement from Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants’ (as CEC Entertainment, Inc.) owner Apollo Global Management announced it was retiring the famous animatronic shows featured at nearly every Chuck...

This Disneyland Photo Update is Hot, Hot, Hot

Happy Labor Day everyone! Normally, this is a big day for theme parks in Southern California, but unusually hot weather has chased the crowds out of the parks. If you are at Disneyland today, we've got a few tips for you to keep cool. We also have the latest updates from the park, which is rapidly getting ready for...

Disney News Roundup: New Boo For You

Welcome to the MiceChat Disney News Roundup! As the last days of Summer hammer Southern California with record heat, area theme parks are preparing for Fall and the Halloween season. The Roundup has all the recent announcements and exciting new additions being added to the Disneyland resort, Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios. Not to be outdone, Walt Disney World has...

The Sweep Spot #217 Former Imagineer Mark Eades

We are happy to welcome former Disneyland cast member, Disney Studio employee, and Imagineer Mark Eades to the show. Mark also went on to write for the OC Register.  Mark has some amazing stories from his time at Disneyland to Imagineering, to writing for the OC Register. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort current events. You can find more...

Six Flags and Great America Announce New Rides in California

Tis the season when regional parks let us know what will be opening the following year; here's what to expect in the Golden State. (MiceChat previously covered the new dive-coaster coming to Knott's Berry Farm HERE) Six Flags Magic Mountain During my coverage of Magic Mountain's opening of Justice League Battle for Metropolis in July, I observed that the park's few...

Knott’s Scary Farm Reveals 13 Haunted Experiences for its 45th Halloween Season

This season for Knott's Scary Farm's Halloween Haunt has been brewing for 45 years. The park will feature 13 haunted mazes and attractions, including the farewell performance of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Knott’s Scary Farm will terrorize guests for 25 nights from September 21 – October 31st and offers a special Halloween pass good for every night of...

Yesterland: Streets of America

You’re in an eerie city. It’s as if the city has been abandoned. Although everything is clean, and there are plenty of people walking around, the doors on the buildings are all locked. There are no cars, buses, trucks, or taxis. What kind of city is this? Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Streets of America When you are done reading, please...

Dateline Disney World – Food and Wine Festival 2017 Arrives at Epcot

Hello, and welcome back to Dateline Disney World! We find ourselves at Epcot this week, where the International Food and Wine Festival starts on Thursday. It's Epcot's signature event and there's a lot for us to see. Let's get going, it's a big park! Mission Space has been refurbished and has relaunched with some exciting updates. The "Orange...

DCA Photo Update: More Than Just Monsters After Dark

Yesterday's Disneyland Update focused on the upcoming Halloween activities and merchandise in that park. It turns out that there is even more big Halloween news to share from Disney California Adventure! We'll also take you on a journey outside the park and fill you in on the construction and enhancements in Downtown Disney. Monsters After Dark   When our MiceAge Update mentioned...

Disneyland Photo Update – It’s Almost Halloween Time Again

Disneyland is preparing to show its "not-so-scary" face as summer comes to an end and Halloween creeps in. Major attractions have closed to prepare holiday overlays and new merchandise is now on store shelves. Unfortunately, some maintenance problems are also lingering. Let's take a look at the new boos . . . good and bad. Holloween Continues to Creeps In   The...

Mousetalgia Podcast 462: A chat with Rolly Crump; inside Disneyland’s 21 Royal

This week, Team Mousetalgia chats with WED Imagineer Rolly Crump about "It's Kind of a Cute Story," his current exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art. We talk about his art, his work with fellow artist Mary Blair, and his relationship with Walt Disney. Then, Kristen takes us with her on a trip to an exclusive dinner party at...

The Season Pass Podcast- Nolan Bushnell (TEA Summit Day One)

Technology has been rapidly advancing over the last several years. Completely changing how we vacation as well as how we go about our daily lives. Cell phones, RFID, virtual queues, augmented reality, virtual reality, and so many other kinds of tools are redefining how a day is spent. Innovation pushes the themed entertainment industry forward. It provides new avenues for...

Yesterland: X Games Xperience

X marks the spot. It’s the X Games Xperience at Yester California Adventure. Be immersed in a fast-paced array of activities inspired by ESPN’s X Games. The park promises “41 days of related events, activities, merchandise and promotions capturing the adrenaline and enthusiasm of the fast-growing sports.” Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: X Games Xperience When you are done reading, please...

First Look at Broadway Bound Frozen Musical

The Broadway-bound Frozen musical opened its out of town tryout in Denver on August 17. I was lucky to be there, though not as media, and wanted to share with the MiceChat community. These are just my honest thoughts about the new show. While I don't give too much away, there are some spoilers, so please be warned. Right off...

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Photos and News – Runaway Construction

Disney's Hollywood Studios has all sorts of projects in the works. Not only are massive Star Wars and Toy Story lands on the way, but Mickey Mouse is taking over the space of the former Great Movie Ride as well. Let's take a look! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle ||...

Disney California Adventure Photo Update – Star Wars Tops Out, Mickey Talks, and Halloween Looms

Summer of Heroes is in its final weeks as California Adventure prepares to scare up some new fall surprises. We'll take you through the park to see what's new, then we'll head out to Downtown Disney where huge changes are soon to commence, but not as big as the construction for Star Wars land. We'll have an interesting angle...