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  • January 31, 2016: Thank you for an AMAZING MiceChat Anniversary Weekend – It was an epic weekend with Disney Legends Dick Van Dyke and Marty Sklar, Mike Peraza, Terri Hardin, Amy Mebberson, David Koenig, a trip to Medieval Times, games, quests, meet-ups and even a rare rainy day at Disneyland. Whether you were able to join us in person or just wished us a happy anniversary on Facebook or Twitter, we appreciate you!!! Thank you for 11 AMAZING years!!! We have much more planned for you in the near future. We have photos for you in our MiceChat Round Up and Fab News. ×0
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A Good Knight for Fab Could Be Good News For YOU – Medieval Times

November 24, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Reading Is rewarding – there’s a surprise here folks! We took a family trip to Medieval Times in Buena Park Friday night. My husband Noe (who provided the non-media photos here) had been to Medieval…

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Cobra’s Curse Construction at Busch Gardens Tampa

November 24, 2015 at 1:05 am | No Comments

We’re back with a Busch Gardens Tampa update! We’ll be sharing some photos of the construction progress of the new Cobra’s Curse roller coaster as well as final touches being put on the park in…


Star Wars Season of the Force fails to launch as Disneyland ramps up for holiday crowds

November 23, 2015 at 5:26 am | No Comments

Disneyland unveiled its new Star Wars Season of the Force celebration in last week and the new Tomorrowland offerings serve up a galaxy of disappointments. From underwhelming memorabilia displays in the new Star Wars Launch…


Mousetalgia Podcast 370: MouseCon; Disneyland Paris’ crisis response

November 23, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

This week, Mousetalgia takes you behind the scenes at MouseCon, the first annual Northern California Disney fan convention. We share some exclusive conversations with the special guests – Tommy Kirk on Walt Disney, Floyd Norman…


Disneyland Paris Reopened

November 22, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Max, from DLPwelcome, returns to fill us in on Disneyland Paris, which has reopened after a four day closure following the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris. Hello everyone! Disneyland Paris officially reopened this week after…


The Sweep Spot Episode 170 Many Stories to Tell by Retired Custodian

November 22, 2015 at 12:01 am | No Comments

In this episode we welcome Harry back to our show. Harry started at Disneyland in 1962, and stayed for over 40 years. He has seen, and done a lot over the years working in Custodial…

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Universal Studios Hollywood Day of Giving

November 21, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

On Thursday, November 12th, Universal Studios Hollywood hosted its 11th annual Day of Giving.  Teaming up with charity Operation School Bell, Universal’s Discover a Star Foundation kept the tradition of generosity alive by donating education essentials to young…

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Yesterland: Sunshine Plaza – Sun Icon and Wave Fountain

November 19, 2015 at 5:03 pm | No Comments

Please don’t call it the Hubcap. Sure, it’s at the hub of this theme park, and it’s a bulging, round, decorative object, much like the bowl-like disks that hide the lug nuts on old automobile…


Fab News: Got To Get Small To Get Big

November 19, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Oh the places I’m am willing to go, or in this case not go, to bring you the latest Disney news. . . Marvel’s Ant-Man is Big on Entertainment We got an advance copy of…


Disney Cruise Line Premieres Tangled: The Musical

November 19, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Disney Cruise Line has lifted the curtain on “Tangled: The Musical,” its latest stage show, onboard the November 11 Disney Magic sailing from Miami, Florida. In fact, a live preview from the performance was aired on the Disney Parks…


Dateline Universal Orlando: Ch ch ch changes

November 18, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Hello, and welcome to Dateline Universal Resort. This week, we’re taking a look at the whole resort, with lots of projects happening and the holidays arriving. Let’s go!   That’s all we had time for…

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Disney News Round Up: Who’s ready for Star Wars?

November 18, 2015 at 2:00 am | No Comments

Welcome to this week’s Disney News Round-Up! This week it is all about Star Wars Launch Bay, Marvel Heroes HQ, Hyperspace Mountain and the unfortunate food lineup at the Galactic Grill (Formerly Tomorrowland Terrace) For…


Fab News Season of the Force Ready to Launch

November 17, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

There’s a lot of celebrating going on, but I’m celebrating because today, November 17, is my husand Noe’s birthday. Happy birthday, honey! If I could give you anything, I’d ask Bob Iger to buy SEGA…


Holidays return at Disneyland as Tomorrowland welcomes Star Wars Season of the Force

November 16, 2015 at 3:28 am | No Comments

The holidays are here! From Main Street to Buena Vista Street, both parks are covered in Christmas lights and tinsel as favorite seasonal attractions including Jingle Cruise and ¡Viva Navidad! return for their annual run…


Mousetalgia Podcast 369: Prep and Landing Director Kevin Deters; Super Hero HQ

November 16, 2015 at 1:00 am | No Comments

Mousetalgia ushers in the Disney holiday season this week with a conversation with Emmy Award-winning writer and director Kevin Deters, who joins us to talk about his Prep and Landing television shows. Deters talks about…


Disneyland Paris Christmas Preview

November 15, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

This article was sent to us prior to the horrible acts of terrorism in Paris. Following the events of Friday, Disneyland Paris remained closed on Saturday.  We run this story today as a sign of…


The Sweep Spot Ep. 169 Virtual Tour of Disneyland in 1995

November 15, 2015 at 1:00 am | No Comments

In this episode we take a look at Disneyland current events, then we welcome Jeff Tucker from the podcast 91 Reasons to our show. Jeff is here to help us walk around Disneyland as if…

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Dining at the Parks: Carnation Cafe

Carnation Cafe and great treats at Disneyland

November 14, 2015 at 2:05 am | No Comments

Welcome to this week’s installment of Dining at the Parks. If you missed my last column about Disney California Adventures  Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta, click here! This week we will be visiting the famous Carnation Café located inside Disneyland Park, right off Main Street…


Universal Studios Hollywood: Kris Jenner, Grinchmas, and Harry Potter

November 13, 2015 at 3:00 am | No Comments

Welcome to Universal Studios Hollywood, the entertainment capital of Los Angeles.  Halloween is over and Christmas is just beginning to trickle into the park.  You have to look carefully to find it but it’s there.…


Yesterland: Paper FASTPASS Distribution at Walt Disney World

November 12, 2015 at 8:11 pm | No Comments

Paper FASTPASS Distribution. Born at Walt Disney World, July 1999. Died at Walt Disney World, January 2014. Beloved by park guests as a way to limit time waiting in lines. Survived by its offspring…  …