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Disney News Round Up: 2016 Brings Big Changes To The Parks

MiceChat RoundUpCrew! Welcome to the first MiceChat Round Up of 2016. The Walt Disney Company celebrated many exciting things in 2015 but the culmination was the long awaited holiday release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. When all the space dust settles and receipts are tallied, it could break every box office record on the books. Disney Parks on both...

Disneyland’s historic Rivers of America prepare to set sail one last time before Star Wars Land moves in

Disneyland's popular holiday season will come to a close this week as the park heads into 2016 eager to get construction on the 14-acre new Star Wars Land underway. That Star Wars-themed expansion of Disneyland will mean big changes in Frontierland that will force the permanent closure of Big Thunder Ranch along with the shuttering of the Rivers...

Fab News: New Year, New Choices

2016 (thanks Jason) is here, and so far it's okay. We have packing and moving in our near future, closer to Noe's work, Alice's schools and two of the three theme parks I most frequently...frequent. Disneyland had record-breaking crowds for the holidays, due in no small part to Steve Davison's three fantastic spectaculars, Disneyland Forever, Paint the Night and...

Year in Review 2015: Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration dazzles as Star Wars prepares to bring big change

Editor's Note, January 4, 2016: We're re-running Dateline Disneyland's 2016 Year-in-Review again today while Andy catches up after the holidays. But don't worry! A super-sized Dateline Disneyland will run tomorrow, Tuesday, January 5th. Thanks for reading and Happy New Year! What a year! Disneyland celebrated its 60th Anniversary this year, simultaneously looking ahead while celebrating six...

Mousetalgia Podcast 376: Our Disney year in review

Team Mousetalgia reminisces over the past year, and we share our thoughts in our annual New Year show. Topics include the best additions or changes to Disneyland; the best Disney movies (apart from Star Wars!) and our analysis (Cinderella, Inside Out, and Tomorrowland are contenders); our best theme park dining experiences (the Blue Lagoon at Disneyland Paris, Carthay Circle,...

The Sweep Spot #173 Potties at Disneyland

In this episode we have the latest current events around the Disneyland Resort, and our main topic is all about Restrooms at Disneyland. We discuss how Disneyland keeps them so clean, our experiences working in them, and a tour of all the Restrooms at Disneyland Park. Come join us for some potty talk on The Sweep Spot. For more...

You’ve Got To Be Kidding: The Real Year in Review

You've Got To Be Kidding is parody. Sit back, relax and enjoy! Monday, Andy Castro provided an excellent recap of the top Disneyland events of 2015. However, with all due deference to Mr. Castro, he did miss some of the most important happenings in and around the Happiest Place on Earth. January 6:  Rumors begin circulating that Disneyland will have a...

Mice MOMS – The Amazing Minnie Wreath Your Kids Will Love

Hello Everyone, Happy New Year!!! My girls are sitting together on the couch all cuddled up warm and watching Disney's Pirate Fairies while I just made myself a cappuccino (the powdered kind ... does that count?) and I'm sitting here ready to share my tutorial with you for the Giant Minnie Wreath I told you about in my first article...

Yesterland: Off Kilter at Epcot

Welcome to the Yester-Epcot Canada pavilion. Your park guidemap indicates that the attraction here is O’ Canada in Circle-Vision 360, but the real attraction is on your show schedule. It’s Off Kilter—playing high-energy Celtic rock...  Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Off Kilter at Epcot   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Farewell 2015, Hello Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow

// Happy New Year's Eve to one and all! If you're staying home, I hope you have a fun and comfy night, if you're out, I hope you have a fun and festive one, and if you're in any kind of medical, fire, law enforcement or emergency services on duty, I hope you are bored to tears with nothing...

Your Guide to New Year’s Eve 2016 at the Disneyland Resort

The New Year is almost here and with it will come a myriad of changes for Disneyland. But before Star Wars Land moves in, the Resort will bid farewell to 2015 and ring in 2016. From Main Street to Paradise Pier, the Disneyland Resort is always a great choice to ring in the new year - and...

Walt Disney World Year in Review 2015

Hello, and welcome to a special edition of Dateline Disney World! This week, we're looking back at 2015 to review all changes and happenings that took place at WDW. What were the hits and misses of the year for you?   2015 was a crazy year, and things continue to change at Walt Disney World. We'll be there to cover all...

Fab News: Disney Happy Holiday Hangover

Fab News delivers a jam packed end of year Disney news update from Disneyland, Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland. Arendelle delayed at Tokyo DisneySea, New Years Eve options at Disney World, and a MiceChat interview with the Force Behind Lucasfilm, President/Producer Kathleen Kennedy!

Gilroy Gardens Holiday Lights

With its lush flora and thick groves of trees, Gilroy Gardens is certainly the most beautiful of the Bay Area’s theme parks. And even the loss of foliage upon the onset of winter won’t diminish the appeal with the installation of Holiday Lights, when the loss of leaves is soothed by the twinkle of millions of colorful bulbs that...

In the Parks Christmas Miracle from Universal Studios

Merry Christmas MiceChat readers! We bring you a very special update from Universal Studios Hollywood as the park readies for its biggest year ever in 2016.  As the finishing touches are being placed on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Grinchmas is being celebrated on the upper lot and Studio Tour.  Now through January 3rd, guests can get in...

Christmas in Yesterland: Seven Vintage Disneyland Photos (and Two More Recent Ones)

Welcome to Yesterland park during the holiday season. Let’s take a look at some of the decorations. We’ll start at the Monsanto House of the Future, near the entrance to Yester-Tomorrowland... Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Christmas in Yesterland: Seven Vintage Disneyland Photos When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

MOMS: Making Ordinary Moments Sparkle ~*

Holiday Greetings, everyone! I'm Antoniette Saunders, Dusty recently invited me to blog for you from the Mommy perspective. I'll share a little about myself now, but you can really get to know me better through my journal entries. Daniel, my husband of 18 years, calls me "the beautifier" because I love to create pretty things and I very much appreciate...

Crowds and Construction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Welcome to Disney's Animal Kingdom during one of the busiest weeks of the year. This park is rapidly evolving and we are excited to take you for a quick photo tour of all the recent changes. Animal Kingdom is building a new restaurant called “Tiffins”, which will "celebrate the art of traveling."  Tiffins will have waterfront views from both indoor and...

Disney News Round Up: Welcome to SecurityLand

The Holiday season is in full swing! Office Parties, Extended family get togethers, Gift exchanges and of course awesome ugly sweater contests.This week the RoundUp highlights some great columns you might have missed in all the hustle and bustle of the season. Dining in the parks showcased the lovely French Market restaurant at Disneyland. If you’re visiting the Disneyland...

Yesterland: Captain EO replaced by Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival

Unfortunately, Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival was not ready to open its doors on December 18—but guests were told it would open “any day.” The signs were up on the outside. The standing sign in the lobby announced the first three films of the “festival”; and the wall decor was updated—both visible through the glass doors.  Read the YESTERLAND...