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Fab News: Disney Magic in the Air

What a couple of days it's been! And what a couple of days it's going to be! I'm writing this Monday night after a press day for Hotel Transylvania (I can tell you all about it Thursday afternoon, but not a word til then, sorry) followed by a wonderful panel and showing of The Emperor's New Groove hosted by...

Mousetalgia Podcast 361: Walt Disney on PBS; Force Friday

Team Mousetalgia discusses "American Experience: Walt Disney," and we offer our first impressions and questions - then we welcome Disney historian Joseph Titizian back to the show for a balanced critical perspective on the documentary from a friend of the Disney/Miller family. Titizian discusses new information from the Walt Disney Archives on Walt's own words about his childhood and...

Disneyland “falls” into the off-season with crowds, heat, and Halloween Time

This weekend's heatwave didn't slow down crowds from hitting the parks en masse for this year's Dapper Day event, the on-going 60th Anniversary celebration and the popular Halloween Time offerings. Temperatures hit 90 on Friday, but Disneyland was on a brink of hitting capacity. Temperatures continued to rise over the weekend, with highs climbing over 100 degrees on...

Halloween Horror Nights 25 Opening Night Event Report

Halloween Horror Nights has returned to Universal Orlando, we'll give you a tour of all of the houses and check out many of the scare zones for the 25th year of this amazing event! As we entered, we were escorted to the Pantages theater, where the opening night media event was happening. But, that meant going through Hollywood, and the...

The Sweep Spot #164 Former Disneyland Cast Member from 1975

In this episode we welcome a guest who was a Disneyland Custodian during the summer of 1975. We discuss some of the things that were quite different back then, in the park and in Custodial. He was there during a time of some changes, and we have a fun discussion. Get Cleaning the Kingdom book by us at www.thesweepspot.com

Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #17 – Dave Bossert Interview

The Disney Avenue Podcast returns with another amazing guest from the Disney universe. Dave Bossert, who is currently the Producer, Creative Director and Head of Classic Projects at Walt Disney Animation Studios, joins host Keith Michael Mahne and Dusty Sage for a spectacular interview. Join us and listen to this highly talented artist, filmmaker and author tell us all...

Charles Phoenix Anaheimland: A Live Comedy Slide Show Celebrating Disneyland

ANAHEIM HIGH SCHOOL COOK’S AUDITORIUM 811 W LINCOLN AVE, ANAHEIM CA OCTOBER 11, 2015 @ 4PM BUY TICKETS Be prepared for your local pride to swell when Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix, sweeps you away on a time travel adventure extravaganza celebrating Disneyland in the 1950s & 60s … in beautiful Kodachrome color. With his gracious sense of humor, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen...

Top 5 Tips for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom

It’s officially fall at Walt Disney World! While the weather may not agree, the gift shops and décor say it is, and that means Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is in full swing! When asked if the party is “worth it,” I always answer with a resounding yes! Now, I will say that as the price continues to rise, I...

Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Opens Tonight

Universal Studios Hollywood is kicking off the season with the opening of their popular Halloween Horror Nights event for 2015 tonight, September 18th.  The event will bring to life some of the scariest scenes in horror film history as guests are invited to step into the screen and through their worst nightmares.  The full maze roster includes Halloween: Michael...

Yesterland: The Inn At The Park

It’s been a long day. You’re tired, so you decide to spend the night nearby. You use a convenient pay phone at the park exit to call the Disneyland Hotel. But—sorry—there are no vacancies for tonight. The friendly reservationist suggests a room at The Inn At The Park instead.  Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Yesterland: The Inn At The Park   When...

The Spark – Cheers to My Mentor Garner Holt

Fellow MiceChatters, this is The Spark.  In this space, I’ll discuss what it’s like to pursue a career in themed entertainment, trends and developments in the industry, and Disney and otherwise related items on theme park and immersive entertainment history, culture, and more.  I hope you’ll enjoy the ride. Today is the 55th birthday of the man who has made...

Fact or Analysis? 13 Concerns about the Walt Disney Documentary on PBS

Four hours to tell the story of Walt Disney… How do you capture 65 years of accomplishments and achievements and still properly tell the life story of the man behind the magic in such a short time frame? American Experience on PBS attempted to achieve this monumental task, showing the world that Walt Disney was neither sinner nor saint,...

Fab News: Hit and Miss-tory

So, how did you feel about the Walt Disney thing on PBS? Don't hold back. Check out the comments from Fab News day before yesterday - people have been having a really great conversation with almost no personal attacks and very few logical fallacies. Lots of opinions, though, which are completely welcome! Love them, because they usually come from...

Disney Springs Construction Update

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! Today, we're taking a look at the progress on the Disney Springs project at Downtown Disney. That's it for this week. Do you like what you see at Disney Springs? Let us know in the comments! If you appreciate what we do here and would like to support Dateline Disney World, you can shop...

Disney News Round Up: Essential First Looks, Aladdin Frozen Out, and Halloween Treats

Welcome to this week’s Disney News Round-Up! Our MiceChat Forums are back and we encourage you to join in the great discussions, trip reports and all the fun! This week we have news that Aladdin, the Musical Spectacular, is on the way out in January and Frozen is on the way in - do you love it or hate...

Fab News: 21 Royal Street Opens at Disneyland

 A Look at 21 Royal Street We have a totally glamorous first look at the all-new 21 Royal Street dining room at Disneyland courtesy of an early guest. But first, what exactly IS 21 Royal Street? Well, 21 Royal Street is an exquisite new dining experience which opened at Disneyland on September 11th. We've been sharing photos of work being done...

Disneyland scales back Halloween Time as Disney California Adventure prepares for more ‘Frozen’

Disneyland's popular Halloween Time is back for its annual run. The offerings are a bit scaled back this year but marquee offerings such as Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy are ready to scare up some fun. In Disney California Adventure, Disney has gotten an ice-cold response to news that a "Frozen" musical would replace...

Mousetalgia Podcast 360: Star Wars Land; Peter Renaday

Mousetalgia jumps to the Outer Rim this week to talk about Star Wars Land, and we offer our take on the recent news about the planned 14-acre galactic space port. We discuss how guests will enter the land, and wonder "What about Star Tours?" We compare the "orange crates" from 2013's D23 Expo (which suggested upcoming Tattooine-based attractions) vs....

Tre Pan’s Favorite Water Slides in Central California

Please welcome Tre Pan to MiceChat. Tre has a long history with water park attractions and has some interesting videos to share of some of his personal favorite Central California slides! Overview: Central California has a great variety of waterparks and waterslides ranging from vintage slides like “The Rampage” to the latest and greatest such as “Riptide.”  I recently went...

Voices of Disney Parks (from Scare LA 2015)

On the weekend of August 8 and 9, 2015, Scare LA, once again, graced Southern California with its spooky goodness and creepy enthusiasm, but this time in Pasadena, CA. The podcast below is the first of THREE Scare LA Convention recordings that the Season Pass Podcast will publish.  So...up to bat, “Disembodied Spirits: Voice-Over Experts” presentation, hosted by LA Times Funland Blogger, Brady...