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Mousetalgia Podcast 364: Mystical Spirits of the Blue Bayou; Disneyland admission prices

Disneyland admission prices - how does the increased cost reflect on the park and its community? We share some thoughts from Disney expert Jeff Kurtti, and share our own reactions to the recent annual pass price increases at the Disney parks. Plus, Mousetalgia reports on Disneyland's Halloween Time - the tricks, the treats, and the differences from years prior....

Micechat’s Sip & Nibble Around the World: The Best Way To Do Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival

I can't believe it has been nine years since we dreamed up the concept of "Sip and Nibble" as we strolled around Epcot's Food and Wine Festival during the very first Micechat Walt Disney World Invasion. We have refined the concept through the years, and we never fail to have a amazingly good time of food, wine and friends....

The Haunted Mansion Show: A Library of Ghost Stories

No house could ever be haunted without a library full of ghost stories. In Gracey Manor, you’ll find yourself immersed with an endless amount of such scary tales, not to mention the marble busts of the greatest ghost writers the literary world has ever known. Our resident librarian, Elizabeth Barrett, will be more than happy to give you a...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding – Famous Directors and Disney Movies

If it's Saturday, it must be "you've Got To Be Kidding." Sit back, relax and enjoy the humor . . . Hollywood history is rife with stories of directors and film projects that almost happened, including such famous examples as Elia Kazan passing on "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", George Cukor being fired from "Gone with the Wind", and...

Yesterland: Disneyland Hotel – Then & Now, Part 2

Throughout its 60 years, the Disneyland Hotel has gained and lost many features. The improvements of 2009 though 2012 arguably make the hotel the best it’s been this century. The Disneyland Hotel is a youthful, good-looking 60-year-old. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Disneyland Hotel - Then & Now, Part 2: 2007 and 2015   When you are done reading, please leave your...

Fab News: The Islands Await

Hello, sweet Fabanistas. The weekend approaches, and for us, it's going to be a busy one! Luau, Baby! There's still time to get tickets for the CHOC Ambassador Luau this Saturday night. There will be food, fun, Disney characters and hula lessons - and much, much more! Click here to buy tickets and/or make a donation to CHOC CHOC Walk in (or Sleep...

It’s a Winter Holiday at Sea Onboard the Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line's very popular Very Merrytime Cruises are back this year aboard the fully decorated Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. As we discovered last year on the Fantasy, it's the perfect way to celebrate winter holidays, starting early November, from Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve. Check out our previous video showcasing the 2015 festivities and...

Dateline Disney World – Pirates Returns and First Signs of Christmas

Aside from Halloween, there are many projects happening around the Magic Kingdom. let's take a look.

Disney News Round Up: Wild and Crazy News Week

Welcome to this week’s Disney News Round-Up! We have lots of big news about Disney prices increase, some of them shocking. Our forums and Facebook has been buzzing about the good and not so good thing about Disney raising the rates. But it is not all bad, we have great trip reports other reviews and always the latest theme...

Fab News: Starry, Spooky, Spectacular

Rebel, Rebel Sarah Michelle Gellar, whom I loved as Kendall Hart in All My Children, will be playing the Seventh Sister (Sithster?) a cunning, evil Inquisitor who wields a wicked lightsaber. She'll be talking about it at New York Comic-Con, but we get a sneak peek of what she has to say about it first: If you ARE going to be...

DoomBuggies Spook Show #14: The Hat Box Ghost, The Ghost Host, and the Queen of Halloween

Bridget Marquardt, the "Queen of Halloween," joins this jam-packed holiday edition of the DoomBuggies Spook Show to share some tips for celebrating Halloween as we dive into the fall season. Imagineer Daniel Joseph joins us to talk about the triumphant return of the Hat Box Ghost to Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, and to discuss some of the obstacles that WDI...

Disneyland raises prices again as it prepares to close major attractions for Star Wars construction

It was a huge news week for Disneyland, as rumors hit the web early last week of major changes coming to Disneyland's Rivers of America as part of the park's upcoming Star Wars-themed expansion. Surprisingly, Disney quickly began confirming parts of the rumor about closures and rerouting the Rivers of America and Disneyland Railroad via social media. The...

You’re Invited to a CHOC Luau at the Disneyland Hotel

It's October, and that means even more to us Disneyland-loving folks than Ghost Galaxy and pumpkin beignets - it means that it's time for the annual CHOC Walk in the Park! My pally puts it best: "NEW MAGIC HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS YEAR’S EVENT! As part of this year’s event, CHOC Children’s is hosting its first CHOC Walk Ambassador’s Luau on Saturday, October 10,...

Mousetalgia Podcast 363: Author interviews – Cleaning the Kingdom and The Disney Book

It's a week of Mousetalgia book reports! First, Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, authors of "Cleaning the Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt's Dream Spotless" join Mousetalgia to talk about their new book, which is all about the duties and experiences of the custodial team at Disneyland. Discover the perks to working as a sweeper, the best lands to...

Villains Rule Disneyland Paris at Halloween

By Max Fan, DLP Welcome on Instagram We are ecstatic that Disneyland Paris Resort's month long Halloween Celebration has begun! The season has started with a lot of surprises. Despite the ongoing renovations taking place, Main Street USA has been decorated for the season. In another surprising move, the ghosts of Main Street have descended from their previous perches on the buildings...

The Sweep Spot Ep.165 History of the Haunted Mansion Part 1

In this episode we start to look at the history of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. This is not a complete history, but there was quite a bit of research put into this to make it a good look at the history. We look at the beginnings of the Mansion where it was supposed to be a walk through...

Knotts Scary Farm 2015 Full Review

Last week, the original halloween haunt, Knott's Scary Farm, opened its gates for the 2015 season. This year, there are 11 haunted attractions, 3 scare zones, and over 1,000 monsters waiting for you in the fog.  Yes, you will be scared . . . but you'll also be delighted. For 2015, we have an impressive and varied line-up of experiences to...

Would You Have The Guts To Send This Memo To Walt Disney?

Today is the birthday of Van France, Disney Legend and founder of the Disney University. While he has been gone since 1999, his legend lives on. Today's tribute to Van is from Disney U author, Doug Lipp, who worked with Van and who continues to evangelize his message.   - Dusty “Disneyland will never be completed. We’ve certainly lived up to...

In The Parks – Riding the River to the Back Woods of Disneyland

The spooky season is well under way at Disneyland and we aren't just talking about pumpkins on Main Street. This week brought news that Disney will soon be rerouting the Rivers of America, as well as the Disneyland Railroad, to make extra room for the upcoming Star Wars Land.  While Disney will likely do a very good job with...

Yesterland: Disneyland Hotel – Then & Now, Part 1

Disneyland Hotel historian Don Ballard has an amazing collection of photos from the decades when the Hotel was owned by Wrather Corporation. Don recently challenged Werner Weiss to use some of them for a “then & now” article. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Disneyland Hotel - Then & Now, Part 1: Wrather Years and 2015   When you are done reading, please...