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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...

Holidays return at Disneyland as Tomorrowland welcomes Star Wars Season of the Force

The holidays are here! From Main Street to Buena Vista Street, both parks are covered in Christmas lights and tinsel as favorite seasonal attractions including Jingle Cruise and ¡Viva Navidad! return for their annual run this week. Meanwhile, the highly-anticipated Star Wars Season of the Force officially launches today after a weekend of media previews and mixed soft openings....

Mousetalgia Podcast 369: Prep and Landing Director Kevin Deters; Super Hero HQ

Mousetalgia ushers in the Disney holiday season this week with a conversation with Emmy Award-winning writer and director Kevin Deters, who joins us to talk about his Prep and Landing television shows. Deters talks about the show's characters and the other classic holiday television offerings that helped inspire Prep and Landing. Then, Jeff talks about a pair of talks...

Disneyland Paris Christmas Preview

This article was sent to us prior to the horrible acts of terrorism in Paris. Following the events of Friday, Disneyland Paris remained closed on Saturday.  We run this story today as a sign of hope that the spirit of the holidays will help ease the pain being suffered by so many. Our hearts are with all the victims...

The Sweep Spot Ep. 169 Virtual Tour of Disneyland in 1995

In this episode we take a look at Disneyland current events, then we welcome Jeff Tucker from the podcast 91 Reasons to our show. Jeff is here to help us walk around Disneyland as if it were the year 1995. We virtually walk through each land and talk about what attractions were there then, and which ones are not...

Carnation Cafe and great treats at Disneyland

Welcome to this week’s installment of Dining at the Parks. If you missed my last column about Disney California Adventures  Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta, click here! This week we will be visiting the famous Carnation Café located inside Disneyland Park, right off Main Street U.S.A. We'll also grab some sweet treats that can be carried around as you enjoy all the fun both Parks have to offer! The Carnation Cafe first opened its doors welcoming hungry guests on Disneyland’s opening day, July 17, 1955. Celebrating 60 years...

Universal Studios Hollywood: Kris Jenner, Grinchmas, and Harry Potter

Welcome to Universal Studios Hollywood, the entertainment capital of Los Angeles.  Halloween is over and Christmas is just beginning to trickle into the park.  You have to look carefully to find it but it's there.  The stores have been stocked with cheery merchandise while the twinkling lights very subtly adorn the trim of many structures in the park now....

Yesterland: Paper FASTPASS Distribution at Walt Disney World

Paper FASTPASS Distribution. Born at Walt Disney World, July 1999. Died at Walt Disney World, January 2014. Beloved by park guests as a way to limit time waiting in lines. Survived by its offspring…   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Paper FASTPASS Distribution at Walt Disney World   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: It’s a Disneyland Star Wars Christmas

It's nice and cool out. I can't get over it, after the long, miserable summer. I'm so happy! The parks were packed over Veterans' Day, and we're going to have a teeny lull before Seasons of the Force and Holidays launch on November 16th at the Disneyland Resort. I hope to be able to see both sometime before they...

Dateline Disney World – Osborne Lights Glow in Their Final Season

If it's a week after Halloween, then it must be Christmas!  The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights is now shining at Disney's Hollywood Studios in their final holiday season. It's really sad to see the wonderful Osborn lights come to an end. It has become a tradition for many people and their families. While I imagine the lights...

Disney News Round Up: Season of the Christmas Force!

Welcome to this week’s Disney News Round-Up from your friends at MiceChat! Holidays are in full swing at the parks and the Christmas tree at Disneyland is up in all of its glory. But that is not the big news this week, the Season of the Force, StarWars Launchbay and Marvel HQ are opening in little over a week....

Fab News: May The Force Be With You

Coming back after a long absence has been a gratifying and humbling experience. I'm gratified every time someone remembers me, and every once in a while I'm humbled.Thank you for the outpouring of concern while I was down for the count with the creeping crud and for being such an engaged audience. Are you prepared to jump to lightspeed? The...

Seasons change at Disneyland as Star Wars and Christmas move in

Seasons are changing at Disneyland, as both parks quickly switch over from Halloween Time to the Holidays, which officially begin this Friday, November 13. Big seasonal changes are underway at Disneyland, as traditional holiday decorations are modified to accommodate the on-going 60th Anniversary Celebration. Meanwhile, Tomorrowland is getting the biggest changes with the new Star Wars: Season of...