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Fab News: D23 Expo Expectations

It's Almost Here! AAAUGH!!! Many people view the oncoming...I mean upcoming D23 EXPO - sorry, I mean #D23EXPO with a combination of exhilaration and panic. There's so much to do and see! Also, there's SO much to do and see! How do you manage? One thing you can do is head on over to Andy Castro's D23 EXPO Guide. Another...

Disney News Round Up: Star Wars is Incoming, D23 and more !

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome! The Round Up of MiceChat articles and Disney news. This week we have a great MiceAge Disneyland rumor update that spills the beans on what may be coming to the Disneyland Resort. I hope you all love Star Wars! Also, this is the week for D23 Expo. Are you excited to go? Just as a reminder,...

MiceChat at the D23 Expo – Your Passport to Prizes, Celebrities and Fun

The D23 Expo is almost here. While you are exploring the wonderful world of Disney, don't miss a trip to the MiceChat aisle in Hall B. We invite you to visit MiceChat.com and The Walt Disney Birthplace at the D23 Expo (booths – B1210 and B1212). It will be a weekend full of amazing guests and surprises. Here are just some...

MiceAge Disneyland Update: Padawans, Parking, and Record Profits

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 long simmering projects which may or may not be publicly announced this weekend. Since we last updated you, much has changed and some advanced plans...

Fab Knows: Beloved Returns of Foodie Favorites

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 Sam's Presents Tahitian Terrace Diamond Luau". Early check-in was fast, but as the evening progressed it slowed down. If you're in line for these events,...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #153 – News and Kali Versus Popeye

On this episode we hear Michelle's input on The Great Butterbeer Debate, then go in to the news to talk about two recent theme park polls, one on the top ten U.S theme park restaurants and the other on the top ten Theme Parks in the U.S, then Darren brings us some news on Halloween Horror Nights at both...

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

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 official attraction wait times on their smart phones. In the parks, work continues on Tomorrowland's ongoing Innoventions overhaul as Cars Land's new ride...

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

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 expect to see at the exhibit. Kern also talks about his role at the archives, as well as his work helping to develop the...

Disneyland Paris Update Including Discoveryland at Night

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 well as the torches of Fort Comstock have been under rehabilitation for more than a week. This gives us an opportunity to see the condition of...

Halloween Returns on Disney Cruise Line in 2015

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 Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy atriums, and plenty of holiday decorations and fun will be available to families, children...

The Sweep Spot # 161 History of Space Mountain

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 parks all over the world. Plus hear some custodial stories to go along with it, when we used to work there. Our book Cleaning...

Can You Survive Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 25

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 takes over the streets of Universal Orlando Resort. For more than 20 years, guests from around the world have visited Halloween Horror Nights in...

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...