Editor’s Note:
  • September 28, 2015: DON’T MISS THIS EVENT –


    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, 2015,

    12 NOON UNTIL 5:00 PM!

    • The soda company Walt Disney's father ran, and at which Walt worked, is relaunching next weekend with new flavors! Please join us for O-Zell soda's very special Pineapple Whip and Cherry Jubilee launch party! The afternoon event will take place at Rocket Fizz's Palm Springs store and will feature: Charles Phoenix, noted pop-culture humorist and historian; the masterful pumpkin carving of Terri Hardin, Disney Imagineer and renowned Pumpkin Sculptor; Mike Quinn, Muppeteer and Star Wars character performer; and photo opportunities with Monty the Monorail, an actual Walt Disney World monorail car. Plus, you are invited to a special Soda dinner hosted by Charles Phoenix that evening in Palm Springs. Full event details, locations and sign up page at O-Zell Soda HERE.
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MiceAge Disneyland Update: Padawans, Parking, and Record Profits

August 11, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Summer is sizzling at Disneyland as the 60th drives record attendance and profits. As all eyes turn to the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend, we’d like to update you on some…


Fab Knows: Beloved Returns of Foodie Favorites

August 11, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Trader Sam’s Diamond Luau Hits All the Right Notes Last year’s Mahaloween tiki event at Trader Sam’s hit a few rough patches, but just about everything was perfect for last night’s first evening of “Trader…

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Disneyland debuts a new mobile app as summer begins to wind down

August 10, 2015 at 2:43 am | No Comments

Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary summer is starting to wind down with the first signs of Halloween Time starting to pop up in the parks. Meanwhile, Disneyland has launched a new mobile app that finally gives guests…


Mousetalgia Podcast 355: Expo preview – Walt Disney Archives; Silly Symphonies

August 10, 2015 at 1:00 am | No Comments

This week, Team Mousetalgia offers some Expo prep as we welcome Kevin Kern from the Walt Disney Archives to the show to discuss the Archives exhibit at this year’s D23 Expo, and what you can…


Disneyland Paris Update Including Discoveryland at Night

August 09, 2015 at 10:00 am | No Comments

Disneyland Paris Update including Discoveryland at Night by Max Fan, DLP Welcome on Instagram Hello everyone, here’s a quick news from Disneyland Paris from early August 2015. At the entrance to Frontierland, the sign as…


Halloween Returns on Disney Cruise Line in 2015

August 09, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Halloween festivities are set to reprise onboard most Disney Cruise Line sailings from September through October of 2015 with Halloween on the High Seas. Returning favorites like The Pumpkin Tree will dramatically sprout up in…


The Sweep Spot # 161 History of Space Mountain

August 09, 2015 at 1:00 am | No Comments

In this episode we take a historical look at the popular attraction Space Mountain. We discover its beginnings go back to Walt Disney himself. Then built at Walt Disney World, then Disneyland, and now in…

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Can You Survive Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 25

August 08, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

It’s hard to imagine in the middle of a hot summer, but next month, the gateway to the Underworld will once again creak open as the biggest, longest and most intense Halloween event once again…


Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #149 – News and Emails

August 08, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

On this show we discuss the latest news, which includes Freddy V’s Jason coming to Halloween Horror Nights, Hello Kitty coming to Universal Studios Florida and Wet N Wild closing. We then dive in to…


Knotts Berry Farm Update – It’s Berry Fun

August 07, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

It was a lovely week at Knotts Berry farm as crowds visited this wonderfully charming park. The summer ice show, Blockbuster Beagle continues to entertain and offers folks a place to chill out away from…


Midget Autopia 3.0: Plans for the Return of a Classic Ride

August 06, 2015 at 8:14 pm | No Comments

Although a third Midget Autopia sounds good, is there any real chance that it will ever be a reality? Yes! The Walt Disney Hometown Museum has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the return of…


Fab News: Walks, Wars, Cats, Apps and Passes

August 06, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Hello MiceChatters and MiceChatteers! I hope your week has been a great one. We’re winding down toward Friends of the Magic weekend, followed by the D23 EXPO, followed by recovering from the D23 EXPO. Here’s…

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Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #16 – Lee Cockerell Interview

August 06, 2015 at 12:10 am | No Comments

This time around on the Disney Avenue Podcast, Dusty and I interview the former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World Resort, the incredible Lee Cockerell. As the Senior Operating Executive for…

Kong continues to rise.

Dateline Universal Orlando: Kong Rising and Park Updates

August 05, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Orlando! This week, we’re taking a look at both parks, as well as CityWalk. Let’s go! That’s all we’ve got for this week. Please make sure to share your…


Disney News Round Up: D23 is Almost Here

August 05, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Welcome to this week’s Round Up of MiceChat articles and Disney news. Who is excited for D23? Remember that MiceChat will be there in force so look for our booth and get your free buttons!…


Fab News: Bands at Disneyland Coming, Bands at Disneyland Going Away

August 04, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

When I came back to the blog world, I said I was out of the rumor business, and was pretty much convinced that no one was interested in it anymore, anyway. Then last Tuesday’s Fab…

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Your Guide to D23 Expo 2015 plus the latest news from Disneyland

August 03, 2015 at 2:17 am | No Comments

The big D23 Expo 2015 is almost here! In less than two weeks, every corner of the Walt Disney Company and its community of fans will gather in the Anaheim Convention Center for three days…


Mousetalgia Episode 354: Walt’s Barn; Disney Legend “Sully” Sullivan

August 03, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

Walt Disney’s fascination with steam locomotives takes center stage this week as Mousetalgia visits Walt’s Barn in Griffith Park to learn more about Disney’s love of trains. From his childhood chasing trains in Marceline, through…


Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa has Unearthed a New Evil

August 02, 2015 at 12:43 am | No Comments

In the heat of the Florida summer, sometimes it is hard to think of anything except for where and how you will escape the searing temperatures and occasional monsoonal rains. However, many fear fans also…


Cleaning the Kingdom

August 02, 2015 at 12:26 am | No Comments

Please join all of us at MiceChat in congratulating Ken and Lynn of the Sweep Spot Podcast on the publication of their new book. It’s a fascinating look at Disneyland from beyond the broom.  –…

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