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Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #149 – News and Emails

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 the email bag. ENJOY!  DIRECT DOWNLOAD ITUNES  STITCHER We appreciate your support and ask you to give some kindness to our amazing sponsor: If you're looking to go to Universal Orlando...

Knotts Berry Farm Update – It’s Berry Fun

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 the heat outside.  In the meantime, Vertical Impact, the live stage show in Calico Square, is a fantastic nighttime spectacular. Today we share recent...

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

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 Walt Disney’s Midget Autopia.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Midget Autopia 3.0   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

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

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 a little news for you, straight from me to you: CHOC, Don't Run - and Eat First! I got this nice note from the even nicer...

Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #16 – Lee Cockerell Interview

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 ten years, Lee has led a team of 40,000 Cast Members and was responsible for the operations of 20 resort hotels, 4 theme parks, 2 water...

Dateline Universal Orlando: Kong Rising and Park Updates

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 thoughts in the comments section below. Thanks for reading! If you appreciate what we do here and would like to support Dateline Disney World, you can...

Disney News Round Up: D23 is Almost Here

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! Yay! This week we bring you complete coverage of the D23 Expo! We also have a great discussion on what special moments you have...

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

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 News happened. I was shocked by the great reaction from all of you. Not shocked to be wrong; I'm wrong an awful lot. Things...

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

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 of all things Disney. Today we bring you our guide to the Expo, which we'll be updating over the next couple weeks...

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

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 his home steam engine at Carolwood, to the trains his studio built for the Disney parks - you'll get a crash course on why...

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

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 know that summertime is the time when theme parks start the slow trickle of information regarding their fall haunted events. The need for fresh...

Cleaning the Kingdom

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.  - Dusty A Peek Inside Disneyland Custodial. Disney parks are world famous for their cleanliness. It is one of the frequently cited distinguishing characteristics of their success....

Getting Away to Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park By Marc Ricketts Sometimes, a person just needs a long walk in the woods. Fortunately for those in the Golden State, there is some serious wood growing out there. And yes, it is red. There are, however, two distinctive trees at work here. In the coastal hills of Northern California are the coast redwoods. Often found surrounding hot...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #148 – Listener Emails

On this episode we delve in to the email bag to read some trip reports and answer some questions about Marvel, Minions and cutting in line. ENJOY!  DIRECT DOWNLOAD ITUNES  STITCHER If you want to know more about our UK meet in September, just head over the WEBSITE. Post your pictures with the new Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast  JackOLantern drink with the #uuopjackolantern, it is Pumpkin...

Universal Studios Hollywood Bringing Harry, Halloween, Hogwarts

Here we are at Universal Studios Hollywood!  This evolving theme park is busier than ever with more to come.  We begin today's update with a look at the construction of the new Entry Plaza Corridor in the former location of the House of Horrors.  We next move on to the big news in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter....

Yesterland: Food Rocks

The entertainers of Food Rocks are fruits, vegetables, dairy products, a basket of treats, a fish, a sandwich, kitchen tools, bags of junk food—and even food packaging.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Food Rocks   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Magic Kingdom News and Photos

This week, Dateline Disney World is taking you on a tour of the Magic Kingdom and reporting on the latest news. Let's go! That's it for this week! Make sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Thanks for reading! If you appreciate what we do here and would like to support Dateline Disney World, you can...

Fab News: Rotation Sensation

Doing a quick flyby, MiceChatters and Fabbers...hm, never warmed up to that name. We'll think of something. in time, I'm sure. While we're waiting, let's get an eyeful of today's news: Can You Fathom This? Fathom Events is going to be showing The Iron Giant and some other great things later this year, so I signed up for their mailing list....

My Country Bears Story: One More Thing

As you know, I just finished meeting and greeting a lot of you at Disneyland’s 60th Birthday event the Friday before last and doing sculpting demos at the Disneyana Fan Club show and sale the Sunday following. Thanks to all of you who came by to say hello.  It was great to meet and chat and get to know...

MiceChat – Disney News Round Up: Disneyland Rumors and Great Photos

Welcome to this week’s Round Up of MiceChat articles and Disney news. We continue our coverage of the news and trips from the Disneyland 60th Anniversary! We also have some new Rumors of a 3rd Park, Hotel Changes and New Parking Structure! Park Wise brings us their opinion of the best Disneyland Resort Hotel? We hope your week has...