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Disney Notes: The Dumbo Irony

Time for another addition of "Disney Notes" - a look at the music and sounds of Disney. One wonders whether the mass of humanity waiting in a line line for the “Dumbo” attraction at a Disney park ever stops to think about the movie itself. Perhaps singing some of the Dumbo songs would help the line to move a little...

Knotts Berry Farm Host Special Olympics Torch, Park Update

We have a delightful little update from Knott's Berry Farm for you today.  Summer is rolling along and the visitors are flocking to the new Voyage to the Iron Reef attraction.  In the meantime, Ghost Town continues to entertain guests with the citizens of Ghost Town.  Their interactive shenanigans keep things hoping in that part of the park.  We...

Yesterland: Taste Pilots’ Grill

Grab a table inside this airfield hangar repurposed as an eatery. Pretend you’re at a hangout for test pilots, with mementos of their accomplishment decorating this utilitarian space.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Taste Pilots’ Grill   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Disneyland Papers, Disney Books, and D23 Expo Plans

Don't give up, MiceChateers, Friday is almost here! Here's a little news and more to tide you over until Tuesday: Don't Miss Out on a Piece of History Our pals at the Orange County Register found a real treasure when researching stories for Disneyland's Diamond Anniversary earlier this year: the original, 16-page opening day newspaper section detailing all the wonders of...

Pick the Best Disneyland Resort Hotel

Over the past several columns, we've run down the many resorts Walt Disney World has to offer. While Disneyland features just three resorts, they're not any less fun and Disney-infused than their East coast counterparts. Disneyland Hotel Fantastic theming coupled with Disney history makes this my favorite of the West coast hotels. Although little of the original hotel remains, it's still...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #146 – Universal Orlando 2013 to 2015

On this show we go through CityWalk, Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida to discuss what is new at Universal Orlando Resort since 2013. Such things as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley and the HogwartsExpress in Universal Studios Florida. Cowfish, Antojitos, Vivo and more restaurants in Citywalk. As well as some small changes to Islands of Adventure.  DIRECT...

Dateline Disney World: Captain EO Returns to Epcot

We've recently visited Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios. It's time to check up on Epcot. Let's see what's new . . .   Well, that does it for us for this week. Are you glad Captain EO has returned? Ready for the Frozen takeover? Let us know in the comments below!! If you appreciate what we do here...

Disneyland Halloween Time Returns – Tickets On Sale Today

Guess what time it is everyone! It's nearly time to see gigantic, oversized, Mickey-shaped pumpkins on Main Street.  It's almost time to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos in Frontierland, and to dodge Delores the evil, galactic entity in Ghost Galaxy! It's also just about time for Jack Skellington to move into the Mansion.  Yes, it will soon be Halloween...

Disney News Round Up: Disneyland turns 60, and much more!

Welcome to this week’s Round Up of MiceChat articles and Disney news. After a fun filled celebration last Friday for Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary we have plenty to report from the park! The MiceChat readers always come through with the best news, photos and trip reports! Also this week we have the second part of our review of the Disneyland...

Fab News: Disney Legends, Mania and Madness

Oh the places I get to go. This past week was legendspalooza for this Disney gal. But it could have been for you too. Here's what you missed . . . don't miss it next year! DisneyanaMania 2015: Ryman Arts The Disneyana Fan Club had their annual convention in Garden Grove, right down the street from Disneyland. Every year, they meet...

Mousetalgia Podcast 352: PNW Mouse Meet; Haunted Mansion live

Join Team Mousetalgia live from the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet as Jeff and Kristen report on the annual event. First, take a tour of the show floor and experience the Mouse Meet from the guests' perspectives, then go behind the scenes with Mousetalgia and special guest Imagineer Joe Herrington, and Disney voice artists Mark Silverman, Margaret Kerry and Pete...

Disneyland celebrates 60 years with philanthropy, cupcakes, Disney Legends and more

Disneyland marked its big 60th anniversary on Friday with a small but nostalgic celebration that included a rededication ceremony featuring a performance by Disney Legend Richard Sherman, retro photo spots, and a pre-parade honoring original 1955 Cast Members. In addition to the park's 60th birthday, the new Disneyland Band debuted, bringing a new sound to a classic Disneyland...

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Debuts New Coaster(?)

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Debuts New Ride and Show By Marc Ricketts While many of us were spending all or some of a 24 hour day in Disneyland or the Magic Kingdom, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom opened their latest addition, the Dare Devil Chaos Coaster . This wasn’t quite enough to cause me to cancel an Orlando trip, but since then...

The Sweep Spot Episode 159 – A Tour of Disneyland in 2005

In this episode we take a tour of Disneyland during the year 2005. This was a big year for the park because it also turned 50 years old. There was much to celebrate, and we will talk about about those things in this episode. Plus the latest in Disneyland current events. Dont forget to order our book Cleaning the...

You’ve Got to be Kidding: A Neighborhood Celebrates Disneyland’s 60th

You've Got to be Kidding is parody. Pull up a chair, relax and have a great time. Welcome to the day after.  (And if you have to ask "The day after what?" then you've forgotten what web site you're visiting.)  How are you doing?  Are you still a little shell-shocked from all the celebrations?  Were you one of the lucky...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #145 – News and This Florida Life

On this episode we begin with some housekeeping about our UK meet in September. We then have a Butterbeer preference from Jordan Midson. Send yours to us at [email protected] or at speakpipe.com/uuopodcast. We then bring you the latest news, which includes Military offers, Anniversary concert series, the new Raptor Encounter and Halloween Horror Nights. Next up is Autism at the parks with...

Why Disneyland Thrives at 60 — Part 5 of 5— Entertain

Today is Disneyland's 60th Anniversary. It's a momentous achievement for a park which is more popular today than it's ever been. Doug Lipp wraps up his five part series on the training fundamentals which made Disneyland the pinnacle of success.  Catch up on Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 before reading below. “Develop your sense of humor...

Universal Studios Hollywood Heats and Up Preps for Potter

Ladies and gents, we are here at Universal Studios Hollywood, the entertainment capital of Los Angeles. The park is bustling with activity  - both onstage and backstage - as crowds flock to the park for new additions and new ones are being constructed.  Fast and Furious Supercharged is a hit with crowds and the Studio Tour is now commanding...

Plaza Pavilion

In honor of the 60th anniversary of Disneyland, Yesterland takes you back to a restaurant that was there on opening day. Welcome to the Plaza Pavilion, a buffeteria-style restaurant.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Plaza Pavilion   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Blaine Gibson: Master of Character

Howdy everyone—please pardon this column’s long absence.  We’ve been wildly busy here at GHP, with diverse projects all over the world.  Time just gets away… Last week brought the sad news of the passing away of Disney Legend and legendary sculptor Blaine Gibson.  Much has already been said in tribute to his work at Disney parks around the world.  While...