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Mousetalgia Episode 371: Disneyland Paris; Hipster Mickey artist Jerrod Maruyama

Team Mousetalgia offers a Disneyland Paris trip report this week, hitting the major highlights: Phantom Manor and the bride - does the cohesive storyline give this attraction a leg up on its cousin, the Haunted Mansion? Also discussed: the holidays at Disneyland Paris and how the celebrations compare with the American parks; the European atmosphere and cultural differences; and...

Hong Kong Disneyland: More Than A One Day Park

We have a fun Hong Kong Disneyland trip report for you today from good friends Rory Osborne and Melanie Truan. Please join me in thanking Melanie and Rory for sharing their experience at Hong Kong Disneyland with all of us at MiceChat! - Dusty We have just returned from a long and engaging trip to China, culminating in two days...

Knotts Merry Farm Returns

Howdy folks, I hope your Thanksgiving was a great one and that your shopping dreams come true this Black Friday. I was able to spend some quality time in a very special plans to me and am back on MiceChat to share the good news . . .  it's Christmas time down on the farm! Knott’s Berry Farm is...

Yesterland: “it’s a small world” Holiday

It’s the 1997 holiday season at Yesterland. As you approach the familiar building, you hear a familiar tune—but not the tune you expect to hear. It’s “Jingle Bells!” So where is the maddeningly catchy “it’s a small world” song?  Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: “it’s a small world” Holiday   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

What to Do When You Get Sick at Walt Disney World

As I write this, I’m sitting at home under the weather.  While is stinks to be sick anywhere, there’s something a little extra unmagical about being sick on vacation at the Most Magical Place on Earth.  Luckily, you’re not completely out of luck if you come down with something during your time at Walt Disney World.  Here are a...

Dateline Disney World – The Holiday Season Arrives at Epcot

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're taking a look at the Holidays coming to Epcot, which officially starts this weekend! Before you take a look, many of you will do some Black Friday shopping at Amazon this year. If you click our link here, you'll help support Dateline Disney World at no cost to you. Thanks! ...

Disney News Round Up: Star Wars Takes Off At Disneyland

This week, I am giving this little window to DustySage as here at MiceChat and our related projects, we are in need of some talented assistance. I'll let Dusty explain: "Opportunity knocks: we have the need for several folks to assist with various exciting projects. These aren't paid positions, but they are amazing volunteer opportunities: - WALT DISNEY BIRTHPLACE needs a...

A Good Knight for Fab Could Be Good News For YOU – Medieval Times

Reading Is rewarding - there's a surprise here folks! We took a family trip to Medieval Times in Buena Park Friday night. My husband Noe (who provided the non-media photos here) had been to Medieval Times in Buena Park. My daughter Alice and I had not; the closest I had been was to King Henry's Feast in Orlando when Alice...

Cobra’s Curse Construction at Busch Gardens Tampa

We're back with a Busch Gardens Tampa update! We'll be sharing some photos of the construction progress of the new Cobra's Curse roller coaster as well as final touches being put on the park in preparation for Christmas Town. Cobra's Curse Construction Update Quite a bit of track has been installed and can be seen from the Montu courtyard. At the...

Star Wars Season of the Force fails to launch as Disneyland ramps up for holiday crowds

Disneyland unveiled its new Star Wars Season of the Force celebration in last week and the new Tomorrowland offerings serve up a galaxy of disappointments. From underwhelming memorabilia displays in the new Star Wars Launch Bay to terrible food at the Galactic Grill and boring clip shows at the Tomorrowland Theater; Season of the Force has very little...

Mousetalgia Podcast 370: MouseCon; Disneyland Paris’ crisis response

This week, Mousetalgia takes you behind the scenes at MouseCon, the first annual Northern California Disney fan convention. We share some exclusive conversations with the special guests - Tommy Kirk on Walt Disney, Floyd Norman on WED and the origins of the Haunted Mansion, and C. Andrew Nelson on putting on the mask of Sith Lord Vader - plus...

Disneyland Paris Reopened

Max, from DLPwelcome, returns to fill us in on Disneyland Paris, which has reopened after a four day closure following the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris. Hello everyone! Disneyland Paris officially reopened this week after closing for four long days following the events which shook Paris on November 13th. Disney wants to return to normal as quickly as possible. However, guests...

The Sweep Spot Episode 170 Many Stories to Tell by Retired Custodian

In this episode we welcome Harry back to our show. Harry started at Disneyland in 1962, and stayed for over 40 years. He has seen, and done a lot over the years working in Custodial at Disneyland. In this episode he talks about getting to work special events outside of Disneyland for movie premieres. He also talks about the...

Universal Studios Hollywood Day of Giving

On Thursday, November 12th, Universal Studios Hollywood hosted its 11th annual Day of Giving.  Teaming up with charity Operation School Bell, Universal’s Discover a Star Foundation kept the tradition of generosity alive by donating education essentials to young folks in need and provided a day of fun to each and every one of them. Each child received one week worth of clothing,...

Yesterland: Sunshine Plaza – Sun Icon and Wave Fountain

Please don’t call it the Hubcap. Sure, it’s at the hub of this theme park, and it’s a bulging, round, decorative object, much like the bowl-like disks that hide the lug nuts on old automobile wheels. But it has a real name. It’s the Sun Icon. (This is an expanded update to an article originally published at Yesterland in 2011.)   Read the...

Fab News: Got To Get Small To Get Big

Oh the places I'm am willing to go, or in this case not go, to bring you the latest Disney news. . . Marvel's Ant-Man is Big on Entertainment We got an advance copy of the Blu-Ray of Marvel's Ant-Man to watch and review. It's a fun heist/caper movie that turns into an unlikely superhero movie halfway through. It's available right...

Disney Cruise Line Premieres Tangled: The Musical

Disney Cruise Line has lifted the curtain on “Tangled: The Musical,” its latest stage show, onboard the November 11 Disney Magic sailing from Miami, Florida. In fact, a live preview from the performance was aired on the Disney Parks Blog. The new production features original music by Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater.   The show stages the narrative of Rapunzel and Flynn...

Dateline Universal Orlando: Ch ch ch changes

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Resort. This week, we're taking a look at the whole resort, with lots of projects happening and the holidays arriving. Let's go!   That's all we had time for this week. We'll be back soon to catch you up on the Kong construction. There is a ton of change happening at Universal, and it is...

Disney News Round Up: Who’s ready for Star Wars?

Welcome to this week’s Disney News Round-Up! This week it is all about Star Wars Launch Bay, Marvel Heroes HQ, Hyperspace Mountain and the unfortunate food lineup at the Galactic Grill (Formerly Tomorrowland Terrace) For those who were lucky enough to visit the new offerings, how do you like the Season of the Force? Discuss it below or on...

Fab News Season of the Force Ready to Launch

There's a lot of celebrating going on, but I'm celebrating because today, November 17, is my husand Noe's birthday. Happy birthday, honey! If I could give you anything, I'd ask Bob Iger to buy SEGA and build you a NiGHTS Into Dreams indoor coaster. XOXOX. Season of the Force Opens As of yesterday, Star Wars Season of the Force is now...