Editor’s Note:
  • October 6, 2015: Up, Up and Away . . . Disney Parks Annual Pass Increases – After a crazy summer that saw attendance increase by 15% from a year ago, Disneyland raised AP prices substantially on Sunday. On Saturday the Resort set a new one-day attendance record for October, with over 96,000 people combined packing both parks. At 9pm on Saturday night Disneyland alone had over 54,000 people inside the park, a huge in-park number that 10 years ago would have been unheard of even on New Year's Eve. - We examine the price increases at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World in an article from Hastin Zylstra HERE and Andy Castro takes a look at Disneyland price increases as the entire Rivers of America complex and Railroad prepare to shut down HERE.   ×0
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Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: Walt Disney and the Triumph of Corporate Synergy

May 22, 2014 at 2:00 am | 54 Comments

Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy is an unofficial guide to the world beyond Disney, exploring the original stories and sources of beloved films and attractions. Sometimes, the inspirations for Disney’s theme parks are Disney’s own films and…


Jeremiah Isn’t Feeling Good – The Musical!

May 22, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

WTTM WDW 052: Jeremiah Isn’t Feeling Good – The Musical! Jeremiah is sick… but the show must go on.  “May is Music Month” continues with music from the Disney Studios. DIRECT LINK THE WTTM PODCAST…


Lets Talk About Captain EO Starring Michael Jackson

May 21, 2014 at 3:00 am | 35 Comments

Michael Jackson’s new album XSCAPE was just released . . . So, let’s talk about Captain EO today. UPDATE: Last week was full of book signing and appearances in my father’s hometown of Hanford, CA.  For those of you…

Posted in Features, Terri Hardin


Star Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios

May 21, 2014 at 2:00 am | 11 Comments

Dateline Disney World takes you to the first of six Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios today. This is one of Disney World’s most popular festivals. Let’s take a look . . . Welcome…


Disney Cruise Line headed to Hawaii, Mexico, and Texas

May 21, 2014 at 1:00 am | 12 Comments

West coast and gulf coast residents can rejoice with the news that the Disney Cruise Line will once again deploy the Disney Wonder to Hawaii, Mexico, and Texas for a series of select sailings in…


Disney News Round Up: Showing your Disney Side

May 21, 2014 at 12:30 am | No Comments

It’s a big ol’ heapin’ helpin’ of Disney and theme park news for you today in the MiceChat Round Up.  Did you hear that Disneyland is getting its 60th back?  Yes it seems a new…


Serious Star Wars

May 20, 2014 at 3:00 am | 15 Comments

Star Wars Weekends have begun, and the signature finale to the event is now the Symphony in the Stars fireworks show. The name is not new, and in fact using the show name with just…


Universal Orlando Despicable Me Family Suites and Diagon Alley Update

May 20, 2014 at 2:00 am | 69 Comments

We are back this week with another big update from Universal Orlando Resort, where we take a look at the progress that has been made on the Diagon Alley project, CityWalk, Hogsmeade, and we take…


Season Pass Podcast: Antarctica at SeaWorld Orlando with Brian Morrow!

May 20, 2014 at 1:00 am | No Comments

TSPP is at SeaWorld Orlando with Brian Morrow (Creative Director of SeaWorld Parks) for the newest attraction of the park, Antarctica.  This time around, you’ll hear discussion on SeaWorld’s mission, creative process, introducing new technologies, as…


Disneyland gets ready to Rock Your Disney Side with another 24 Hour Party as ticket prices go up again

May 19, 2014 at 5:44 am | 151 Comments

Disneyland quietly rolled out new theme park admission price increases Sunday morning, raising prices across the board. The biggest price hikes were a $13 increase for One-Day Park Hopper tickets and a $50 jump for…


Mousetalgia Podcast 291: Disneyland’s magic shops; the “Yippie Invasion”

May 19, 2014 at 1:01 am | No Comments

Take a trip to Merlin’s in Fantasyland as we travel back in time and marvel at Disneyland’s magic shops. Mousetalgia welcomes Disneyland magic shop cast member Steve Simmons to the show to talk about working…


The Sweep Spot Podcast: The Old Frontierland

May 19, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

This week we take a journey back to the early days of Frontierland at Disneyland. We look at some attractions, exhibits, shops and restaurants, and some you maybe didn’t know existed. Disneyland opened in July…

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Arrow Development – The Birth of a Dream – Part 1

May 18, 2014 at 10:00 am | 7 Comments

Today, Dexter Francis reaches into his treasure trove of Arrow Development photos and information to bring us the origin story for the company which has created so many beloved roller coasters and attractions over the…

Posted in Disney, Features


Knotts Soak City opens for the 2014 Summer Season

May 18, 2014 at 4:00 am | 7 Comments

Knott’s Soak City opened for the 2014 season yesterday, Saturday, May 17th. Reflecting the local theme, water rides and attractions at Knott’s Soak City pay tribute Southern California surfing heritage with names like Malibu Run and Laguna Storm Watch Tower. It’s a…


Walt Disney Family Museum Presents Leading Ladies and Femmes Fatale

May 18, 2014 at 3:00 am | 2 Comments

The Walt Disney Family Museum has unveiled a wonderful exhibit on Disney Legend Marc Davis and MiceChat’s Scarlett Stahl was there to bring us the news. As always, it’s a delight to be a fly…

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Workers Race Against the Clock to Complete Ratatouille Ride

May 17, 2014 at 3:00 am | 13 Comments

The clock is ticking on the completion of Disneyland Paris’ Ratatouille Ride. In this latest update, Alain Littaye brings us photos showing just how close the ride is to completion. Park managers are fine tuning…


Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #91 – News, Rumors and Escape from Gringotts

May 17, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Thanks for taking a look at our latest episode. We begin with the news which this episode includes the announcements that Universal Orlando made about the NEW Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringott’s attraction…


Disneyland 60th Parade Back On Track

May 16, 2014 at 6:45 am | 42 Comments

We’re trying something new with our MiceAge Updates today. Rather than save up a bunch of small items over the course of 4 or 5 weeks, we’d like to bring you more frequent individual news…


New things Under the Sea in Disney California Adventure and Resort Update

May 16, 2014 at 2:00 am | 42 Comments

This was an interesting week at the Disneyland Resort. While many projects continued along on their refurbishment path inside Disneyland Park, a highly anticipated refurbishment wrapped up. Yes, the long-rumored retooling of the Little Mermaid…


Season Pass Podcast: A Talk with Jim Seay, President of Premier Rides

May 16, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

It’s the final report from the IAAPA Expo 2013 floor for the Season Pass and to close it out, we bring you the President of Premier Rides, Jim Seay.  Jim shares his beginnings in the…