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When You Wish – The Musical Story of Walt Disney

We'd like to thank Luis Terrazas for sending us this review of "When you Wish - The Story of Walt Disney." The show was workshoped at UCLA in 2013 and has finally opened to the public in Arizona. Let's hear from Luis and see if this is a show we should all look forward to seeing for ourselves. ....

An Enhanced Disney Wonder Is On the Way from Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line's Disney Wonder will receive a number of favorite and exclusive features this fall just as the Disney Magic did in 2013, and highlights include Spider-Man and Princess Tiana this time around. Marvel Super Hero Academy First up are new additions to the Disney’s Oceaneer Club (ages 3-12) kids facilities with Marvel Super Hero Academy. Like the similar space on the reimagined...

Opinion: The Color-Blind Casting of Disney’s Frozen Live

EDITORS NOTE: We have a very interesting opinion piece today about the color-blind casting of Disney's new Frozen Live at the Hyperion. RJ looks at the noble quest by Disney to increase diversity in casting and how that impacts character integrity. This is sure to be a controversial topic and we hope you will add your own voice to...

Yesterland: Pizza Oom Mow Mow

“At this wacky, beachcomber restaurant next to Reboundo Beach, they serve up great pizza—like the Big Kahuna Hawaiian, Awesome Pepperoni and Wipe Out Cheese—pasta, salad, beverages, and more…and good vibrations at no extra charge. Dude, it’s the ultimate!” That’s what the official website says about this surfer-themed eatery. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Pizza Oom Mow Mow   When you are done...

Fab News: Alive with Magic – Updated!

Magic dear readers, I offer you magic . . . and the melted helmet of Darth Vader . . . and the return of Mary Poppins, and . . . well . . . lots of Disney goodness. I promise! Updated! Disney Interactive just let me know about a new Finding Dory game they're releasing TODAY! Scroll to the very...

Aulani: A Honeymoon ‘He Said, She Said’ Review

There’s paradise, and then there’s Disney paradise. In my opinion, both the Disney Cruise Line and Aulani offer the same unparalleled level of tranquility and relaxation, with a touch of magic, of course. When it came down to my fiancee and I deciding on our honeymoon it was surely going to come down to one of the two. As...

Dateline Disney World – Old Soarin’ Returns as Flower and Garden Wraps Up at Epcot

We're headed to Epcot this week to check out the last of the Flower and Garden Festival and to say farewell to the old version of Soarin'. Along the way we'll check out the new Frozen additions to Norway and a few other projects. Let's go!   Elsewhere in Disney World Animal Kingdom unveiled  a wonderful new Restaurant experience last Friday,...

Disney News Round Up: Frozen Woes and Jammed into the Backlot

MiceChat Round Up While some of the Memorial Day weekend crowds have left the Disneyland resort, both locals and visitors from out of town will find the parks very busy still.Though summer hasn't officially started, with multiple Grad nights and park visitors eagerly trying to see Frozen Live, the new stage show at Disney California Adventure, crowded and packed theme...

Fab News: Holograms, Holidays, Art Days and Par-tays

Hello MiceChatters and Fabanistas! How are you? I'm doing very well! I've been recording! If you have a "Dear Fabby," speak now or hold your peace until...um...month after next or so! STAR WARS: The Force Awakens Soundtrack to be Released on Vinyl LPs with 3D Holograms Pre-Order Available Now Walt Disney Records is set to release a new hologram vinyl version of...

“Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” opens the door to new magic at Disney California Adventure

Disney California Adventure kicked off summer this Memorial Day weekend with the debut of its big new Frozen — Live at the Hyperion musical stage show. With limited showtimes and high demand, the show is selling out quick every day as guests flock to see how the much-hyped replacement for the theatre's long-running Aladdin musical measures up. ...

Mousetalgia Podcast 397: The Art of Pinocchio, Walt Disney on WWII

Mousetalgia reports on "Wish Upon a Star: The Art of Pinocchio," the latest special exhibition at the Walt Disney Family Museum. First, Jeff reports on a talk by animation historian John Canemaker in a presentation focusing on an analysis of two of Pinocchio's lead animators: Bill Tytla and Milt Kahl. Then, we have a review of the exhibition, and...

Disneyland Star Wars News: Birthday, Celebration and Summer

This week’s Disneyland Star Wars update brings some celebrations, a peek at some new characters, a visit to the Season of the Force and a look at what’s happening in Star Wars Land. Let’s make the jump! A New Hope is 39 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, that some refer to as the original Star Wars, had it’s 39th...

The Disney Cruise Line Will Reprise Popular Home Ports in 2017

In fall 2017, The Disney Cruise Line will once again set sail from a number of popular and convenient U.S. home ports. New York, San Diego, California and Galveston will all be reprised, and reservations are open now. New York, New York  The Disney Magic will embark from New York heading to the Bahamas as well as Canada. For instance, on...

The Joker Siezes Discovery Kingdom This Weekend

 "You don't stop playing because you get old. You get old because you stop playing"     (Michael Pritchard) After two days of passholder previews, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will open the Joker to the public Sunday May 29. The highly anticipated hybrid conversion of the former Roar is complete, and I literally bounded out of bed for the media...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: Overheard at the Gumball Rally

You've Got To Be Kidding is parody. settle in and enjoy yourself. The results are in and the 10th Anniversary Gumball Rally is becoming another fond memory. However, before it all fades away, let's revisit the excitement with a list of the top comments overheard while participating in this year's event. Restroom breaks??!!!  We don’t need no steenking restroom breaks!!! We’ve got...

First Look: Frozen Live at Disney California Adventure Debuts

Frozen - Live at the Hyperion made its debut to an invited audience tonight and I know everyone who's not part of that audience is dying to know details, DETAILS!!! Is it as good as Aladdin? Are there really cupholders in the the theater now? (YES!) What does everyone think? HOW CUTE IS THAT OLAF PUPPET - Am I right? A mutual...

Yesterland: American Idol Experience

Yester Hollywood Studios has an attraction for you. It’s a chance to perform under the bright lights in front of a live audience—and it could be your first step toward worldwide stardom. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: American Idol Experience   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Fashion, Festivities, Creativity and Comics

Hello Fabanistas and MiceChatters! I'm trying a different way of doing things, because stories have been piling up. I'm giving you the information as I get it, with my commentary following it, for the most part. Sometimes, though, I can't help myself and I interrupt in the middle. Some stories are still completely my own. You really can tell...

Kids’ Costume Clues

It’s inevitable. The moment you step foot into a Disney park everywhere you look are miniature versions of characters scrambling about on a sugar high. As hyper as it may seem, costumes can add a bit of magic and a whole lot of cute to your vacation! Here are a few tips on toting dress-up garb on your next...

Disney Springs Town Center Now Open

It's time for a brand new Dateline Disneyworld. This week, we are looking at all the newly opened areas at Disney Springs (the former Downtown Disney). There's lots to talk about. We stop by Lime Garage, hit a bit of Forbidden Lounge and sprinkle some poutine on the whole mess. It's a delicious barrage of images here. Let's go! Overall,...