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How to Stop and Smell the Roses at a Disney Park

June 16, 2016 at 12:30 am | 37 Comments

In the midst of tragedy, I’ll admit my heart was not in penning Disney tips for this week’s Park Wise. My mind kept wandering to the brevity of our time. I’m reminded to be in…


Disney News Round Up: Shanghai Disneyland in Detail

June 15, 2016 at 2:00 am | No Comments

MiceChat Round Up This week will see the long awaited debut of Shanghai Disneyland. Much has been written about the financial impact Shanghai has had on the Disneyland & Walt Disney World resorts. Labor cutbacks,…


The Unknown Engineer of the Disneyland Railroad

June 15, 2016 at 12:47 am | No Comments

Are you the biggest Disneyland Railroad fanatic? You may have all the reference materials and listened to all the historical presentations but you’ve never heard of the person who saved the Disneyland Railroad. There might…


A Theme Park Designer Look at Shanghai Disneyland

June 14, 2016 at 4:03 am | No Comments

Please enjoy some thoughts on Shanghai Disneyland from theme park designers who were able to visit during “Trial Operations” of the newest Disney park. Several attractions were not operating at the time (Roaring Rapids) and…


Fab Disney News: All That Glitters

June 14, 2016 at 2:30 am | No Comments

I’m going to be at E3 this week, so expect some gaming stories in the near future. I’m also going to be very, very tired, so expect many, many typos as well. A Sparkly Surprise,…


Summer and Star Wars continue at Disneyland

June 13, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

News slows to a trickle as the summer heats up and crowds continue to hit the parks. While most refurbishment projects are done for the season, Disneyland’s massive 14-acre Star Wars expansion project continues in…


Mousetalgia Podcast 399: Skipping Disney’s latest films

June 13, 2016 at 1:35 am | No Comments

This week, the Team Mousetalgia doctor is in to dispense a little therapy related to Disney’s latest crop of live action films. For various reasons, we haven’t been hitting every film on opening weekend lately…


New Experiences for Knott’s Ghost Town at 75 Years Fun

June 12, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Knott’s Berry Farm is celebrating a very special milestone, the 75th anniversary of Ghost Town. Yes, the very heart of Knott’s Berry Farm has been entertaining guests with its rich theme of western life and…


California’s Great America Opens Mass Effect: New Earth

June 12, 2016 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Since 1994 the Action Theater at California’s Great America has hosted everybody from James Bond to Stan Lee to Sponge Bob. All the while the technology kept falling farther and farther behind. By last year…

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Magic Kingdom News and Photos – It’s Speak Like a Whale Day

June 11, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Dateline Disney World returns with more Magic Kingdom news and photos. Summer season is well under way and Speak Like a Whale Day is today. Let’s see how the park is looking for the summer…


The Death of Disney Interactive – You Can’t Top Pigs with Pigs

June 11, 2016 at 2:00 am | No Comments

It’s been almost a month since the announcement that Disney Infinity will be shuttered, and to many fans, the shock remains. Yet, to insiders and veteran observers, it was only a matter of time. The…

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Star Wars News: Darkness, Cookies and Dirt

June 10, 2016 at 2:54 am | No Comments

This week we take you to the Dark Side! …well…night. We have a look at The Season of the Force after dark, some Tsum’s, and the latest on the progress of Star Wars land construction.…


Yesterland: Skyway to Fantasyland

June 09, 2016 at 4:23 pm | No Comments

Three weeks ago, Yesterland featured the Skyway to Tomorrowland, with its Swiss chalet station in Fantasyland. The response was huge. In a major update to an article first published in 1995, Yesterland is back with…


Fab News: Happy Halloween-ish

June 09, 2016 at 6:53 am | No Comments

It’s barely into summer and we’re talking about Halloween! But in the haunt world, these things take time. Winchester Mystery House Debuts New Tour for 2016  ALL-NEW “HALLOWEEN CANDLELIGHT TOUR’’ OFFERS A UNIQUE WAY TO…


Disney News Round Up: New Hotel, Controversy, and New Views

June 08, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

MiceChat Round Up “Summer Awakens”  the new promotion at Disney parks is in full effect at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure!“Frozen- Live at the Hyperion”has been playing for over a week to mixed reviews…



June 07, 2016 at 8:15 am | No Comments

UPDATED: New Disneyland Luxury Hotel Disneyland has filed a proposal to build a new 700-room 4-diamond luxury hotel on its property adjoining Downtown Disney:   Mark Eades, you are THE BEST. Thank you! Also, I…


Star Wars expansion construction continues as summer heats up at Disneyland

June 06, 2016 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Summer has arrived as temperatures rise and crowds hit Disneyland. Behind the scenes, heavy work continues on prepping the site for the upcoming 14-acre Star Wars expansion and rerouting the Rivers of America to accommodate…


Mousetalgia Podcast 398: Disney Archivist Dave Smith, Disneyland Park Pack

June 06, 2016 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Team Mousetalgia talks to Disney Legend Dave Smith, the founder of the Disney Archives, about his new book, “Disney Facts Revealed.” We talk about Dave’s career of answering Disney fans’ questions about the studio, and…


The Sweep Spot 184 Walt Disney World Trip Report

June 05, 2016 at 1:00 am | No Comments

In this episode we have the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events, an interview with Ted from Disneyana to discuss the upcoming Disneyana Convention in July, and Ken returns back from Walt Disney World…

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When You Wish – The Musical Story of Walt Disney

June 05, 2016 at 12:14 am | No Comments

We’d like to thank Luis Terrazas for sending us this review of “When you Wish – The Story of Walt Disney.” The show was workshoped at UCLA in 2013 and has finally opened to the…