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Disneyland Halloween Time Launches This Week as Summer Comes to an End

Hello and welcome to a Monday edition of In The Parks at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.  It's a mellow time at the resort as the Diamond Celebration at Disneyland continues and the summer months begin to wane.  Signs of Halloween and spooky pumpkins are beginning to line the Main Street with autumnal goodness.  Haunted Mansion Holiday will open...

Mousetalgia Episode 359: Vintage Disneyland & Pixar’s Mike Wu

This week, Mousetalgia offers an Emporium of topics, including: More D23 Expo tales from the floor, including an encounter with Dick Van Dyke and Kim Possible; a review of the new Disney Animation "Short Films Collection" on Blu-ray; a return to the Lucasfilm theater for a presentation from Disney Legend Tony Baxter and Imagineer Josh Shipley on Vintage Disneyland;...

Disney’s New Orleans Square vs. the Real Big Easy

When Walt Disney first opened Disneyland, he exposed people to a world of imagination and days gone by. The park, divided into different lands, set the stage for future amusement parks, and is still the king when it comes to themed entertainment. As readers of this site undoubtedly are quite familiar, the main sections of Disneyland are Main Street, U.S.A.,...

The Sweep Spot Ep. 163 Touring All the Disney Theme Parks

In this episode we welcome a listener of The Sweep Spot, and a world traveler, His name is Erik Krueger. He is a Disney fan and has been to all the Disney theme parks all over the world. We thought it would be interesting to talk to him about these parks, and hear about their uniqueness, and how similar...

Fans Flock to Disneyland Paris for Frozen Sing-Along Show

Adventureland, Animagique and more by Max Fan, DLP Welcome on Instagram Hello everyone, We have a quick photo update for you from Disneyland Paris. How about a little tour of Walt Disney Studios Park? This fountain is now surrounded by plants as it is every summer. A permit has been issued by the city of Serris for the demolition of the stage at...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #152 – Skull Island with Jim Hill

On this episode we are joined by Jim Hill to discuss everything we know about the attraction, Skull Island, on the way to Universal's Islands of Adventure in 2016. It is shaping up to be a great attraction. 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...

Universal Studios Hollywood Harry Potter and More

Universal Studios Hollywood is set to explode next year with a flurry of new things to see and do.  Today we'll share the latest pics and news from the park. Among them is the new parking structure being built at the far end of CityWalk.  This thing is huge.  Next we share the most recent pictures from the Entry...

Yesterland: DCA Then & Then & Now – Grizzly Peak Airfield

Two years ago, Yesterland ran comparison photos of Condor Flats in its early years and 2013. Condor Flats is now Grizzly Peak Airfield—so Yesterland added a third photo for each subject. It’s a dramatic change, but the underlying structures are still the same. Take a look.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: DCA Then & Then & Now - Grizzly Peak...

Fab News: Get Your Geek On

Hi there ho there MiceChatters and Fabtopians! Lots of news bites for you today. MiceChat Hits the FandomVerse! Terri Hardin, Dusty Sage and The Fabulous Disney Babe Shelly Valladolid - hey! That's me! will be appearing at the FandomVerse Expo this Saturday, September 5 at 3pm on the main stage, talking about "The Secrets of Disneyland". FandomVerse Expo is a three day multi-fandom convention...

Halloween Arrives at the Magic Kingdom – News and Photos

Welcome back to Dateline Disney World! This week, we're taking a trip to the Magic Kingdom, where Halloween bunting has already been hung on Main Street. Let's scare up a quick update! And that wraps up this column. Are you excited about Halloween's arrival or has it come too soon? Happy with all the refurbishments and the new Jungle Cruise...

Disney News Round Up: So Much To Do

Welcome to this week’s Disney News Round-Up! Due to our fantastic forum upgrades we will be covering the latest news and upcoming special offers MiceChat is bringing to its fans. Even though the forum are temporarily closed, the discussion continues. If you are not already following our MiceChat Group on Facebook, just click and join and explore the conversations! Get...

Fab News: The Apology Tour plus a Great Big MCU Tomorrow

Whenever a celebrity screws up, he or she does the talk-show circuit, apologizing for and explaining his or her behavior, unless he or she is Charlie Sheen. Before I get on with news, I have a few things for which I need to grovel. I throw myself, to paraphrase a certain Lost Boy, at your collective good legs and...

Summer comes to a close as Halloween Time moves in at Disneyland

Disneyland is enjoying what's left of its brief off-season between the end of summer and the start of the popular Halloween Time season. Guests should dial back their Halloween Time expectations this year as the on-going 60th Anniversary celebration will take priority with the Diamond Celebration decorations and entertainment running instead of traditional Halloween decorations and shows. ...

Mousetalgia Podcast 358: D23 Expo 2015 – Panels & Presentations

Join Team Mousetalgia on another in-depth look at the 2015 D23 Expo, including a closer look at the Walt Disney Archives exhibition and a few of the panels and presentations. First, we talk about "Disneyland: The Exhibit," an extensive display of memorabilia, props and ephemera from Disneyland's 60 year history. We also have exclusive commentary on the exhibit from...

You’ve Got to be Kidding: The D19 Expo – A Less Expensive Alternative

You've Got to be Kidding is parody. Allow yourself to have a little fun. Enjoy the Expo you never heard about . . . I have really enjoyed reading the reports on this year's D23 Expo.  From everything I've seen it was a fantastic event and a good time was had by all.  However, lost in all the hype and...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #150 – Planning Universal Studios Florida with Sam Gennawey

On this episode we welcome Sam author Sam Gennawey back on to the show to talk about the story behind the creation of Universal Studios Florida and how the park is designed and laid out. ENJOY!  DIRECT DOWNLOAD ITUNES  STITCHER You can get Sam's latest book : Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks' Greatest Rivalry On AMAZON as a Kindle book, paperback or audio...

Labor Day Fun Coming to Knotts Berry Farm

It was a big news-filled week at Knotts Berry Farm as the park shifts from the summer season and gears up for the mega Halloween season.  Knotts held a major announcement event in the Charles Schultz Theater laying out everything that is coming for the annual Halloween Haunt.  Today we focus on what's going on in the park right now,...

Yesterland: 60 Closings in 60 Years — Part 2: 1985 to 2015

In honor of the 60th anniversary of Disneyland, I made a Yesterland list. For each year that Disneyland has been open, I would find something—just one thing—that CLOSED that year. There are 31 entries this time, because the two-part list includes 1955 and 2015.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: 60 Closings in 60 Years — Part 2: 1985 to 2015   When...

Knotts Scary Farm Announces Full Line Up

Last night, Knotts Berry Farm invited haunt fans and season pass holders to the Knotts Scary Farm Announcement event.  Here we would find out what was in store for us when Knotts Scary Farm opens its gates to Halloween and theme park fans.  Scary Farm, slashing into its 43rd year, is the single biggest haunt event in the world, employing...

Dateline Universal Orlando: Horror Nights, Farewell to Lucy, and Something FAST

Welcome back to Dateline Universal Orlando! This time around the block we're taking a look at all the happenings at Universal Studios Florida. There are lots of signs of change yet to come. We think you'll have a lot to talk about in the comments and we are very curious what you think about the changes coming to the...