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Dateline Disney World – Blooms Prepped for Epcot Flower and Garden Fest

Things are about to bloom at Epcot as the park prepares for the annual Flower and Garden Festival. Black History month is being celebrated throughout the month of February at the American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot. An exhibit of rare art, books and artifacts from African American history are on display inside the pavilion.     More news from around the  Disney World Fancy...

Disney News Round Up: Year of the Monkey and Mardi Gras

MiceChat RoundUpCrew! Happy Lunar New Year, it's the year of the Monkey! Theme Parks on both coasts are celebrating this festive occasion with limited time events and of course special food and menu additions. Though the official celebration lasts until the middle of February, most theme parks hosted their in-park events this past weekend alone.Both Dateline Disneyland and In the...

Fab News: The Fairest Valentine of All, Plus Bears

Hello to all my wonderful MiceChatters and Fab Newsies! I hope you're holding up in this sudden heat. I'm in the middle of moving, and also have a rotten cold. Go figure. Everything will be fine by next weekend. Starbucks has molten chocolate everything! Fab News is sponsored by DVCResaleMarket.com and Patrons like you! Thank you! The Fairest Valentine's Day of...

Mousetalgia Podcast 381: The Silver Banjo Barbecue; Nelbert Chouinard

Mousetalgia welcomes Ron DeFore to the show to discuss "Don DeFore's Silver Banjo Barbecue," which was located in Disneyland from 1957 through 1961. We learn about Ron's father Don, who, as an innovative live television broadcaster, caught Walt Disney's attention and became close to Walt, eventually opening his own barbecue restaurant in Frontierland at Disneyland. Ron talks about the...

Disneyland Resort celebrates Lunar New Year and Annual Passholders

Disney California Adventure turns 15 today and Disney will commemorate the occasion with a special ceremony at the opening of the park this morning. Meanwhile, the park celebrated the Lunar New Year over the weekend and treated Annual Passholders to special events and activities over the week as part of the Resort's AP Days. Over at Disneyland,...

A Final Curtain for Animagique at Disneyland Paris

Hello everyone, today's article is dedicated to the the recently departed and well loved Disneyland Paris show, Animagique. Animagique was a unique black light spectacle which ran approximately 17 minutes in length. To give you a better idea of the show, here's a performance we filmed and edited on January 31, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPmWv7pZ58Q Sunday, January 31, a big part of the Walt...

Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Year of the Monkey

It's that time of year again!  Universal Studios Hollywood brings the Lunar New Year to life inside the Universal Plaza. In the new central hub for the park, guests can walk under a curtain of customary red Chinese lanterns to an impressive plum blossom arch center piece. The polygon-shaped piazza also has banners featuring each of the Chinese Zodiac...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: Ask the Old Disney Guy

You've Got To Be Kidding is parody. Pull up a chair, sit back and allow yourself to enjoy a moment of humor. . . Today I am proud to introduce a new and more than likely never recurring feature for “You’ve Got To Be Kidding”. Welcome to "Ask the Old Disney Guy". The Old Disney Guy is your unexpected expert...

Universal Studios Hollywood Wizarding World Nearly Ready for Magic

Universal Studios Hollywood has been going through quite the metamorphosis.  Since the announcement of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter way back in 2012, the park has been building up to its opening with a growing ensemble of attractions.  Things started big with the arrival of Transformers The Ride 3D in 2012, followed by Despicable Me Minion Mayhem in...

Yesterland: Epcot Wish List – Part 1, Innoventions Plaza

Future World was meant to inspire. The magnificent sphere of Spaceship Earth set the stage for the grandeur that carried through to all of Future World. In the center of Future World, the CommuniCore buildings were sweeping crescents around an open courtyard with broad walkways, reflecting pools, lawns, and trees. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Epcot Wish List - Part...

Fab News: Ghosts, Jobs, and Wet Disney Fun

I celebrated my first anniversary with MiceChat last weekend, as MiceChat celebrated its eleventh anniversary. What a great year it's been! I would have shared the story with you Tuesday but Sunday night, part of my parents' roof blew off! They're fine and they didn't have any damage or loss (except the roof, of course), but I blew town...

Four Fun Disney World Date Nights

Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, here are a few fun date night ideas for you and your sweetie at Walt Disney World. Disney’s Boardwalk Plenty of dining options and lots of entertainment make Disney’s Boardwalk is a great option for some lovey dovey time with your better half. With four full-service restaurants and plenty...

Dateline Disney World – Change is Roaring at Animal Kingdom

Since our last visit, there have been tons of changes to Disney's Animal Kingdom. The park is rapidly transforming from a day park into a full day (and NIGHT) experience. Avatar Land and Rivers of Light will be their most attractive after dark. That's a major shift indeed. Let's take a look at the progress.   Valentine's Day Tips Love is...

Disney News Round Up: Construction Central for both Coasts!

MiceChat RoundUpCrew! MiceChat just celebrated 11 great years this past weekend! If you were able to join us this weekend, we hope you had as much fun as we did! If you weren't able to celebrate with us, thank you for being a part of the MiceChat family these past 11 years. You are the heart and soul of the...

The Ganachery at Disney Springs: Your Cure for the Common Chocolate

Oh, the powers of chocolate. The mere mention of that wonderful confection invokes a smile on my face, so when I discovered the removal of the tarps and fencing around The Ganachery Chocolate Shoppe during my recent visit to Walt Disney World, I gasped in excitement. I quickly joined the others lined up outside the quaint store to experience...

Disneyland honors its history as Star Wars construction gets underway

Disneyland has decorated construction walls along the Rivers of America with posters honoring the park's history as construction gets underway on the major 14-acre Star Wars project. With Star Wars popularity at an all-time high, the massive expansion project has been placed on the fast track and Harrison Ford will help unveil new details on the new land...

Mousetalgia Episode 380: Disney books, collectibles corner

Team Mousetalgia expands our Disney library and brings you four new book reviews, including "Mickey Mouse: Emblem of the American Spirit" by Garry Apgar; "Funny: Twenty-Five Years of Laughter from the Pixar Story Room;" "Keep Moving (and Other Tips and Truths About Aging)" by Dick Van Dyke; and "The Nine Old Men" by Andreas Deja. Plus, in a Mousetalgia...

The Sweep Spot #175 History of Big Thunder Ranch Area

In this episode we take a look at an area of Disneyland that is no longer there. . . the Big Thunder Ranch. This rustic area, which opened in 1986, hosted a petting zoo, a cabin, a farm, an arena, restaurant, restrooms, and more over the years. For many this was a favorite place to eat, or maybe a...

Three Free Quests This Weekend At The Disneyland Resort

MiceChat Anniversary weekend stars TODAY. We'd like to point you toward several events which you won't want to miss out on.  Tonight kicks off the celebration at Medieval Times dinner theater. On Saturday, we are offering two great competitions, a MiceQuest at DCA and a Monorail Man Trivia Challenge that evening (which includes fireworks viewing and a cocktail bar). ...

Yesterland: McDonald’s at WDW & McDonald’s Dinoland U.S.A.

Two all-beef patties? No. Two Yesterland articles about the Golden Arches years at Walt Disney World. Take a photo tour. Do you remember a whole land presented by McDonald’s? (DOUBLE FEATURE based on articles originally published at Yesterland in 2009) Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: McDonald’s Food at Walt Disney World Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: McDonald’s presents Dinoland U.S.A.   When you are...