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Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke celebrates 90th birthday at Disneyland as Jedi train in Tomorrowland

Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday and invited everybody at Disneyland to join him. The Mary Poppins star was honored with a dedication of the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe, followed by a birthday singalong in New Orleans Square, and a pre-parade down Main Street, U.S.A. Fans joined along in costume throughout the day to...

Mousetalgia Podcast 373: Holidays at Disneyland; Becky Cline on Walt’s office

This week Mousetalgia reports from Disneyland's Candlelight ceremony and brings you a holiday report from both the resort and D23's "Light Up The Season" holiday event on the Walt Disney Studios lot. At the D23 event, guests celebrated the season as they met Sorcerer Mickey, played carnival games, ate in the commissary and watched holiday shorts in the studio...

Disneyland Paris Photo Update – it’s a small world, Frozen, and More

Disneyland Paris is in a restoration phase with many projects underway. Small World, Big Thunder, Phantom Manor and the Rivers of the Old West are all currently closed for refurbishment. Photos ahead!

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Holiday in the Park Lights Up the Night

As the calendar moves on and the temperatures drop, tinsel and lights sprout up throughout the landscape. Theme parks are no exception, so I donned my thickest hoodie, counted my pennies for a refillable mug of hot chocolate and spent a Saturday at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom for this year’s version of Holiday in the Park. Also experienced was...

MiceCrafts – Photo Puzzles Make a Great Personalized Gift

Ken Goldenberg is a Producer and Reporter for Channel 6 TV in Orange County, CA, as well as a long time MiceChat reader and a good friend. Ken sent us this great idea for creating customized souvenirs. With Christmas less than two weeks away, this is also a crafty gift you can whip up just in time for the...

Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #18 – Christmas with Jim Korkis

It's the most wonderful time of year here on the Disney Avenue Podcast and boy, what an amazing show we have in store for you. As many of you know, Christmas and Disney go hand in hand. I’ve yet to experience a Christmas display or "Spectacle" anywhere on earth that can top Disney. The beautiful lights and decorations along...

Holiday in the Park Lights Up Six Flags Magic Mountain

Holiday in the Park returns to Six Flags Magic Mountain for a second year of holiday cheer.  The park has upped the decorations in this sophomore year, bringing even more twinkling lights and festive food in a bid to keep everyone playing in the park into the night.  Returning are the four themed areas, Holiday Square, Rockin' Universe, Snowy...

Yesterland: Twelve New Books for Disney Park Fans

Today, Yesterland highlights twelve new books for Disney park fans with publication dates since the beginning of July 2015—with some comments about each of them. Have you read any of these books? Are there others that are missing from this list?  Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Twelve New Books for Disney Park Fans   When you are done reading, please leave your comments...

Fab News: A Jolly Birthday, More Fabulous Things and Robot Murder Cake

This hectic week is starting to wind down. I have yet to see Season of the Force at Disneyland, and I'd better get over there before the holiday crowds really get going (and get Noe's brother that Tie Fighter popcorn bucket). I'm getting some great emails and messages with suggestions for "Shelly's Fabulous Things" list - please, keep them...

Walt Disney World Park Capacity Closures

Well, magical friends, we are right smack in the middle of the holiday season, my favorite time of year!  With this festive season upon us, the parks are brimming with cheer, sparkle and crowds.  Big ones.  As we inch closer to the busiest week of the year for Walt Disney World, here’s the lowdown on park capacity closures, which...

Skipper Canteen Ready to Open at the Magic Kingdom

Today's Dateline Disney World takes you to the Magic Kingdom during the holiday season. The fancy new Jungle Cruise themed Skipper Canteen is just about ready to open and already being previewed to cast members. Let's take a look at what's going on in Disney World's Magic Kingdom . . . That's going to do it for us this week....

Disney News Round Up: Candlelight Processions and more.

In October of 2013, Disney bought Lucasfilm from founder George Lucas. In a little over a week, Star Wars: Episode 7 will release to an already guaranteed box office landslide, with fans around the globe ready for The Force to awaken.This week the round up highlights several articles related to that acquisition. Dateline Disneyworld takes you into Disney Hollywood...

Fab News: Walt Disney Offices Return Home

 It's been a busy week, and we're only a day or two in! So far, it's finals week, packing to send the kiddo back East for two and a half months, getting ready to move, and next weekend is Navidad en el Barrio, where we put together food baskets (actually bags) and hand them out to families. We've done...

Candlelight sparkles during Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary as Luigi returns to Cars Land

Disneyland's traditional Candlelight Processional lit up the holiday season with four performances over the weekend. The long-running tradition re-tells the story of the first Christmas in a stunning show of light and music on Main Street Station in Town Square. This year, actresses Geena Davis and Lana Parrilla did the honors of narrating the show and the combination...

Mousetalgia Podcast 372: Don Hahn, Disneyland Ambassadors, Good Dinosaur

Don Hahn joins Mousetalgia this week to talk about a special PBS SoCal show airing on December 17: "Richard M. Sherman: Songs of a Lifetime." Listen in as we talk about Richard Sherman and this television special, developed and produced by Don Hahn, and also discuss Hahn's latest forays into the preservation and celebration of the art of animation....

The Sweep Spot Episode 171 Pete Renaday

In this episode of The Sweep Spot we welcome Pete Renaday to the show. Pete is a voice actor and and actor. He has voiced for cartoons, movies, and theme parks. He has done voices for The Country Bear Jamboree, Mission to Mars, Mark Twain, Sailing Ship Columbia, and many more. Enjoy us as we discuss his great career....

Disney By Steph: A Tour of Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar

If you're like me, then when you hear someone say something about Indiana Jones, you pay attention. I've loved the movies since I was a kid, but total disclosure: I'm not obsessed. I think a lot of people, when they heard that Disney Springs had a new Indiana Jones themed bar, wondered who Jock Lindsey is? (if you knew...

Yesterland: Minnie’s Christmas Party

It’s 2001. Chip ’n’ Dale, Goofy, and Pluto all think that it’s their turn to play Santa. They all show up at the party wearing Santa garb. (This is an expanded version of an article from 2009.)   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Minnie’s Christmas Party   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Good News, Great Music and Fabulous Things

Hello, everybody! It's December, time for candy canes and eggnog...lattes. Hey, it's California. Let's keep the Holiday spirit of peace on earth alive and have some fun today. I want to thank my Patreon supporters and my sponsor DVC Resale Market for their support. You are all fantastic! First off, some great news! Forecast for February: Snow! Available for the First Time...

Dateline Disney World – Star Wars Takes Over Disney’s Hollywood Studios

We have a lot to share with you today from Disney's Hollywood Studios, most of it Star Wars related. It's the first of the big changes at Hollywood Studios, so let's get right into it! The Star Wars Launch Bay is going to be a topic that divides Disney fans for sure. It is the most elaborate and most expensive...